Title: Act CoolAuthor: Tobly McSmithGenre: YA LGBT+ ContemporaryPublication Date: Sept 7th, 2021Pages: 352Publishers: Quill Tree Books Stay Gold is the second Tobly McSmith book I've read this month and unfortunately I did not enjoy this one as much as Stay Gold which I rated 3.5 Stars. If you haven't read my review for Stay Gold you can check it out HERE! … Continue reading Act Cool 🏳️⚧️ Spoiler Free Review
If I spell any characters names wrongs don't come for me! I listened to the audiobook & can't always find the names in the samples, synopsis or other peoples review, etc. Title: Stay GoldAuthor: Tobly McSmithGenre: YA LGBT+ ContemporaryPublication Date: May 26th, 2020Pages: 368Publishers: HarperTeen This debut was mostly enjoyable and I did end up rating it 3.5 stars. Though there … Continue reading Stay Gold 📚 Spoiler Free Review
Title: Lies Like PoisonAuthor: Chelsea PitcherGenre: YA MysteryPublication Date: Nov 10th, 2020Pages: 204Publishers: Margaret K. McElderry Books I've been on a Mystery Thriller kick and I wanted to give another book by Chelsea Pitcher a go. This one however didn't live up to expectations. Lies Like Poison felt very disjointed to me. The story was all over the place and the … Continue reading Lies Like Poison 📚 Mini Spoiler Free Review
Firstly, who was going to tell me that this wasn't book 3 to Fable and it actually a companion following a completely new character because that threw me off completely! I had no idea this wasn't a sequel and I was a little disappointed to find out that we wouldn't be following Fable or any of the characters we really knew already. That was my fault though, so let's jump into the actual review of what I thought of this one.
Where the Drowned Girls Go is book 7 in the Wayward Children series and this one is the most similar to book 1. Every Heart a Doorway is set in Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children which is a place that children who have travelled through doors stay while hoping the world they truly belong to comes back for them.
Brigid Kemmerer has hit the nail right on the head yet again! To be completely honest I didn't know A THING about this book going into it. I saw that she had released the first book in a new series & I bought it, no questions asked. It did not disappoint!
Overall I just couldn't keep going with this one. I planned on giving it to 20% but I was forcing myself to read & it was taking forever! I read for about 10 minutes and I was still on the 5% mark on the eBook. I am very much a fan of DNFing books now. Why should I waste time read books that aren't for me when I could be reading a book I love!
This was exactly the creepy book I was looking for. Considering this was her first horror book I am definitely impressed & also now really curious to pick up one of her mysteries! Highly recommend if you are after a gripping horror book with plenty of twists & turns but also an interesting background to the world.
As always, with non-fiction works I will not be rating this one. As I've explained in the past it feels wrong to rate a non-fiction book when this is someones actually story! So instead this review will focus on the writing, my experience reading it & the illustrations.
This was the most unsatisfying ending I have ever read! I enjoyed the book up until the the 2nd or 3rd last chapter. It went from a 3.5/4 starts to a 2.5 stars within a couple sentences. If you have read this book you will know exactly what I'm talking about... I will do a little spoilery section at the bottom of this post so I can rant about it!