Recent Reads // October to November

What’s up buttercup?

I haven’t made a post in a few months. I have been doing some reading and I thought I’d share with you guys some of the books I read from October through November.

Midnight Sun // Stephanie Meyer

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Genre: Fanstasy

I can’t even explain how much I do not recommend this book. I was honestly so excited to read this because despite not being a fan of the moves, I did enjoy reading the books during high school. I was very much let down.

If you have read the first few books in the twilight saga there is no need to read this one. It is basically the same thing but

in Edwards perspective. It is also very creepy and annoying. I mean he literally just sits in her room and watches her sleep. If that ain’t creepy I don’t know what is.

If you also plan on reading Midnight Sun to get a background story about the Cullens, I am sad to inform you that you won’t get that. This book is basically endless number of chapters about Edward going on and on about how Bella is safer without him but he also can’t leave her but if he loves her he needs to stay away but he is addicted to her. It’s a mess. Just don’t read it. Promise? Good.

We Are Okay // Nina LaCour

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Genre: Young Adult

Prepare a box of tissue for this book. As with most of the books I read, I started reading this book with very little knowledge about the story. I was warned that I would cry with the story though. I read this book as a part of the Little Blooms Book Club.

We Are Okay follows the story of a girl named Marin. She spends her holiday vacation in her dorm/school alone and her old friend from home visits her. The story goes on from there.

After I finished the book, I still had a lot of questions about the story. I feel like there were also some parts that were not addressed properly because the book was a bit fast paced. Nonetheless, the book still managed to make me bawl like a baby.

More Than We Bargained For // Fiona West

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Genre: Romance

I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of More Than We Bargained For from the publisher and Caffeine Book Tours as part of my participation in their tour.

This book warms my heart. It was such a light read and the story was very cute

and honest. It’s surely not like those romance novels where the good girl ends up with the bad guy.

The story follows the life of Starla and Sawyer. Starla is a divorced single mother and is trying to get her life back on track. Sawyer on the other hand is like the town recluse.

The story itself is very honest. The problems that they encountered were very much realistic and something we could face or have faced at some point in our lives. I would recommend this book to people who like more realistic romance novels.

The Sun Down Motel // Simone St. James

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Genre: Mystery

This is the November book for Little Blooms Book Club. Once I started reading this book, I couldn’t stop. I wanted to know what happened immediately. I was so hooked on the story.

I am a big fan of the Mystery/ Thriller genre but I think it’s safe to say that this is the first book I ever read that had ghosts in it and I was not disappointed. This book had killers, had plot twists, ghosts, lying, and everything.

The story has two timelines. One is set in the early ’80s and is told from the perspective of Viv. She ran away from home and started working in The Sun Down Motel as the night clerk. The other timeline is set in the ’20s and is told from the perspective of Carly, Viv’s niece. Chapter after chapter, I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. I really couldn’t stop reading.

The book also was in a way reminiscent of Monster House and season one of American Horror Stories, The Murder House. I did wonder why the ghosts of the people who died in The Sun Down Motel seem to just stay there. They never addressed it in the book.

With that, I’ll leave you with a *virtual hug*. Thank you for reading! Let me know what books you enjoyed recently in the comment section below.

x. Coco

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