Monday, March 20, 2017

Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me Review

Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me
by Lily Collins

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

I was super excited about this book as soon as Lily announced it since she is one of my favorite actresses and role models. This was truly such an inspiring book with such great messages. Lately I have been on an autobiography/memoir reading kick, but I've only been reading female authors, and they are all just so inspiring and relatable. When I got this book I wasn't too concerned with the writing, because I know that Lily wrote for some magazines and newspapers in the past, so I knew that she would be a good writer. The stories that Lily chose to tell in this memoir all clearly related the message she was trying to get across, which is one of self-love and confidence. There were also so many great quotes scattered throughout the book, I encourage everyone to pick it up and read it!

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

RoseBlood Review

RoseBlood
by A.G. Howard

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

This is another book that I received from OwlCrate. It is a phantom of the opera inspired retelling, which immediately made me hesitant to read it. I have been growing a little tired of retellings, because I just don't find them that creative or original. I was willing to give this one a shot, however, because I have never read/seen/heard the story of the phantom of the opera. I am glad that I decided to give this a chance, because I really enjoyed this book. I believe this is a standalone novel, and normally I have a hard time liking the characters in standalones because there is so little time for character development. I recently had this problem with Heartless and Of Fire and Stars. However, with this book, I found myself immediately captivated by the characters, and I credit this all to the beautiful writing. I really can't praise A.G. Howard's writing enough. She writes such vivid descriptions of characters and music, and she gives you just enough information to always keep you wanting more. She also seamlessly transitions from the present to events in the past in a way that is very interesting. I was super pleased with the ending of this novel, which was dramatic and interesting and just so amazing. 

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