Hardly Obsessed

A totally unoriginal blog about anything and everything

Book 40: Confess

Book: Confess by Colleen Hoover
Source: Borrowed from Library
Goal Progress: 40/52 books , 10/12 books I already own
Rating: 2/5

I don’t really know what to say about this one. Again, Colleen Hoover books are just so, so readable. But they are also sometimes just very, very awful. Parts were just OMG, so cheesy. And I though that the ending was a little bit abrupt, in the span of like three chapters everything ended up being a-ok for everyone. Aside from the second slammed book, this is probably my least favourite COHO book.

Book 38 and 39: Secret and Sacrifice

Book: Secret and Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer
Source: owned ebooks
Goal Progress: 38 & 39/52 books , 10/12 books I already own
Rating: 4/5 and 3/5

I had such a hard time getting into Sacrifice that I took a quick detour and re-read Secret because Nick and Adam are just adorable and I quite liked the Quinn/Tyler relationship, too. And while the book did help kick start my reading of Sacrifice, it didn’t make me enjoy any more than my failed previous attempts. I thought for the last book in the series there would be much more of a battle, instead it just felt like any other book in the series, and a boring one at that. Michael was separated from his brothers for most of the book so there was very little fun, brotherly banter. And I didn’t really enjoy Hannah either. And I felt like a lot of the story was un-resolved, especially since (spoilers) Michael doesn’t get back custody of his brothers since they have no place to live! I’m just going to assume there will be a 6th Elemental book in the future.

Book 37: Bunheads

Book: Bunheads by Sophie Flack
Source: Borrowed from Library
Goal Progress: 37/52 books , 8/12 books I already own
Rating: 3.5/5

It took me a while to warm up to it, but once I did, I couldn’t get enough. It’s a slow, quiet book but I loved the inside look it gave you at what these girls have to go through. It’s just insane.

Tagged: What to read when you’re done watching the short-lived TV series Bunheads. Books that make me want to live somewhere else.

Book 36: Ten Tiny Breaths

Book: Ten Tiny Breaths by KA Tucker
Source: owned ebook
Goal Progress: 36/52 books , 8/12 books I already own
Rating: 1/5

What did I just read and WHY did it have so many good reviews? I’m convinced that I read a totally different book from everyone else. The love interest? Stalker.  Kacey? Went around kicking and punching everyone. The writing? Awful. It was one of those books where the MC is obsessed with the love interest and doesn’t remember that there’s a world of things going on around her and when she does, it’s like a surprise to her! (complete with exclamation points!) There were so many moments that I had to just laugh at the writing or else I would have cried that I was making myself finish this book.

Tagged: Writing that reminds me of 50 shades of grey (I did this and then I did this and then he did this, etc, etc, etc,).

Book 35: Dangerous Girls

Book: Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
Source: Borrowed from library
Goal Progress: 35/52 books , 7/12 books I already own
Rating: 4/5

What a roller coaster! I thought I had guessed the ending and then second guessed myself the whole way through because you just don’t know. The flashbacks were so well crafted. And the story stuck with me for days after finishing it. Hmm, maybe I should have ordered it in my book haul. Oh well, next time.

Book 34: This Is Not A Test

Book: This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
Source: Borrowed from library
Goal Progress: 34/52 books , 7/12 books I already own
Rating: 4/5

Finally, a CM book that I can say I really enjoyed! While I’ve always enjoyed the ease of her writing, there was always something that I didn’t quite connect with. But it was that same writing style which made this book work for me. The feeling of being disconnected from the main character worked since she was so disconnected from everything else around her.

Book 33: Vicious

Book: Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Source: Borrowed from library
Goal Progress: 33/52 books , 7/12 books I already own
Rating: 5/5

I’m going to try and be less stingy with 5 star ratings. I read the first half of this last fall and I just pushed off the rest of it until I could give the book the attention it deserved, apparently I don’t ever carve out time to just sit down and focus on a book so after my 2nd final renewal at the library I decided to finally finish it. And was it ever worth it. I was immediately sucked back in and just flew through the last half of the book. This is just the kind of characters and writing that I enjoy.

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