Once and For All – Sarah Dessen

Once and For All

Happy summer! I’ve always found summer to be the perfect time to really knock some books off your reading list. For long plane/bus/train rides, nothing makes the time pass by faster than reading. I’ve been looking forward to Sarah Dessen’s latest book for a very long time, so it’s so timely that it was released just as the summer is beginning.

“Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that’s why she’s cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm’s length. But Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged, now that he’s met the one girl he really wants.”

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Strange the Dreamer – Laini Taylor



It was impossible, of course.

But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming?

This was so. good. I had high expectations going into this because I loved Laini Taylor’s previous Daughter of Smoke and Bone series (which everyone should also read), and Strange the Dreamer did not disappoint at all. I’m pretty much at the stage where I will read anything she writes, because she is just that good.





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Carve the Mark – Veronica Roth


Well, this was… not good. Which pains me to say, since I was a huge fan of Veronica Roth’s Divergent series (even if Allegiant epically let me down). I’m having a bit of a hard time pinpointing exactly what I disliked so much about this, which probably just means that every aspect of this book overall was just a big ball of mess.

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The Martian – Andy Weir


Wow, okay, I realized after reading this that I really have no survival skills and that I would be that person who would be the first to die in Lost. I can barely get myself to Chinatown without Google Maps, so imagine me trying to navigate Mars’ desolate landscape by myself. No, thanks. However, that’s the exact situation Mark Watney finds himself in after an accident leaves him stranded on Mars without any means of communicating to NASA that he’s actually alive.Of course, everyone eventually realizes he’s alive, but then the problem turns to how they can keep him alive until the next mission – in four years.

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