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

 

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Summary

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

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Summary

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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Heartless – Marissa Meyer

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Summary

This series is one long investment. Cinder was insufferably boring for the first 80% of the book, and it took me three (three!!) attempts to finish it. All that to say, however, Scarlet and Cress more than make up for it, culminating with the epic Winter that gave me all the feels and the swoons.

Cinder had so much potential; it should have been amazing, but ultimately just fell short. To run through some of points that had me picking it up in the first place, followed by why it didn’t work (more after the jump):

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