THE OFFICE BOOK TAG

Hey Bookworms!

The Office is one of my all time favourite shows so I’m really excited to participate in this tag!

  1. Michael Scott – A book that tried WAY too hard: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. Unfortunately this book tried way too hard to be funny but missed the mark for me.
  2. Dwight Schrute – A book that ended up being a lot more complex than you thought it would be: Turtles all the Way Down by John Green. I didn’t expect anything from this book, especially from the synopsis, but this was WAY more deep than I expected.
  3. Jim Halpert – YOU in a book. Book/ Character you related to a ton: Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. I connected to Eliza so much, even as a 22-year-old I could relate to Eliza and her struggles.
  4. Pam Beesly – Seriously underrated but amazing book you wish everyone would read: Far from the Tree by Robin Benway. I love this book so much. Beautiful writing, amazing characters, everyone should give this book a chance.
  5. Ryan Howard – The Intern. A debut novel that impressed you: Dear Martin by Nic Stone. This book might be short but it tells an important story and is incredibly well written. I was so pleased with this book.
  6. Andy Bernard – Annoying Book/Character you can’t help but love (or not): To all the boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. Lara Jean was very annoying and immature through most of the trilogy but I couldn’t help but still fall for her charm.
  7. Robert California – Book/Character/Plot that went over your head or was really confusing: Black Widow: Red Vengeance by Margaret Stohl. I’m not sure if it’s because I lost interest early in or the poor writing but most of this plot went over my head.
  8. Angela Martin – A book with a plot that didn’t appeal to you in the beginning but you ended up loving: Sapphire Skies by Belinda Alexandra. My Mum bought me this book and I don’t typically read much Historical Fiction so I didn’t think I would like it but I ended up adoring this story.
  9. Kelly Kapoor – Favourite sassy character: The Gentelman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Henry Montague is the king of sass.
  10. Kevin Malone – A book that features music: The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. This is the only book I could think of that features music, I think I need to read more music centered books.
  11. Phyllis Vance – A book that made you feel warm and fuzzy: The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. This series feels like home to me and always makes me feel comfortable.
  12. Oscar Martinez – A book that has an awesome LGBT+ character that defies stereotypes: Autoboyography by Christina Lauren. Tanner is bisexual and is so confident in his sexuality and constantly squashed the stigma around bisexuality.
  13. Stanley Hudson – A Book/Character that DGAF: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab. Lila Bard truly does not give a damn.
  14. Meredith Palmer – Book you couldn’t stomach (too graphic/violent/romantic/vulgar – or whatever your reason): November 9 by Colleen Hoover. I ended up DNFing this book. Colleen Hoover books are too problematic for me.
  15. Creed Bratton – A Book/Series that only ever made you ask more questions: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. This series has so many plot twists, I had SO many questions.

That was The Office book tag! Thanks for reading, Who’s your favourite character from The Office?

Until next time,

Sara xxx

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Book Review: NEVER FADE by Alexandra Bracken

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Book: Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Publication Date: 15th October 2013

Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia, Science Fiction

Pages: 507

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Synopsis:

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

Rating: 5/5

Review:

Never Fade is the second book in The Darkest Minds trilogy and honestly this book is even better than the first. I really enjoyed the direction the plot went in this book, in the first book I found the plot rather predictable but in this book I didn’t predict a thing. I loved all the twists and surprises thrown at us.

I loved all the new characters introduced in this sequel. Jude, Vida, Cole and Nico were enjoyable and interesting additions to the story. I was so glad we got to see more of Cate, in my review of The Darkest Minds I mentioned that I had a soft spot for Cate and I was right about her. Cate is like the mother figure of the group, I love how protective she is of all her kids. I loved Jude from the get go, Vida and Cole took a while for me to warm up to but once I did I fell in love with their characters.

I switched between physically reading and listening to the audio-book because I was so obsessed and constantly wanted to be reading this amazing book. The plot was fast paced and exciting the entire time, nothing dragged or felt like it shouldn’t be there, everything was important to the story. Overall, I loved this sequel so much, it gave me everything I wanted and more. Everything else I want to say is spoilery so if you haven’t read Never Fade go read it! If you have and are interested in my spoiler filled thoughts then keep on reading…


 

This book KILLED ME with all the feels. I loved Jude, I got spoiled before reading and knew he died but it didn’t make it hurt any less. I bawled when Ruby said “Jude was down there, he was down there. And the last place I would ever leave Jude alone was in the dark” Jude was so young and pure his death hurt so bad, WHY ALEXANDRA WHY???

I was so excited when Ruby finally met up with Chubs and we found out he was alive and safe, then when they found Liam I screamed, I was so happy he was back in the story even though seeing him hurt was painful. Liam has so much anger and hurt feelings in this book and I definitely understood why he felt that way but I just wanted everyone to be happy. Chapter 25 had some of my favourite (and most hurtful) Ruby/Liam scenes, here’s a couple of my favourite quotes from that chapter:

“I would have torn this whole damn country apart looking for you” – Ruby

“It’s terrifying, terrifying to meet a stranger and feel something for her so intense it actually stops your heart, and you don’t have any basis for it. No context. The feelings are there, and it’s like they’re clawing at your chest, needing to get out. Even now, even when I look at you, it feels like they’re crushing me, with how much I want, and need and love you. But you’re not even sorry; you just expect that I’ll be okay with the fact you threw your life away for mine.” – Liam

LIAM MY HEART CAN’T HANDLE THIS PAIN. I felt so bad for Liam here, I wanted him and Ruby to be okay, lets be honest they belong together. I am already shipping Chubs and Vida so hard, their bickering and banter was everything to me. Vida and Ruby’s friendship was great, they worked so well together and although they weren’t as close in the beginning I loved where they ended up. Vida calling Ruby “boo” was the purest thing I loved it. I missed Zu in this book and hope we get to see more of he in the next book. I still hated Clancy and I’m angry he’s still around. Rob is the biggest dick and I’m SO glad he’s finally gone.

I absolutely can’t wait to continue on and finish this trilogy with ‘In the Afterlight’, I’m not sure my heart can handle all the emotions I’m surely going to experience but I need to know what’s going to happen and how this story is going to end.

Do you agree with any of my thoughts about Never Fade? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading,

Sara xxx

Book Review: THE DARKEST MINDS by Alexandra Bracken

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Book: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Publication Date: 12th December 2012

Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia, Science Fiction

Pages: 488

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Synopsis:

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.

Rating: 4.5/5

Review:

I have a funny history with this book, I actually had it in a bag ready to unhaul but then I saw the trailer for the movie trailer and decided to give it a go before getting rid of it, and boy am I glad I did because I am absolutely in love with this series.

The Darkest Minds is a dystopian set in the USA, kids are dying for unknown reasons and the ones that don’t die are getting powers. Everyone seems to be over dystopian fiction but I came to the party late and didn’t read that many dystopian series so all of the tropes don’t annoy me like they might have annoyed others. The Darkest Minds wasn’t as fast paced as I was expecting, the start and end were faster paced but the middle was definitely slower in pace. Despite the middle being slow it still had my attention and I enjoyed learning more about the characters and the world.

The characters are my favourite thing about The Darkest Minds, I LOVE THEM. Ruby, Liam, Chubs and Zu are probably my new favourite book gang?? I loved their interactions and I wanted to protect them and hug them – they are so precious. They were so protective and loyal to one another I adore them. Liam is everything to me he is the sweetest EVER. Chubs and Zu are so damn pure and precious they’re probably my favourites. Ruby was so broken and hurt, but she kept pushing on and learnt more about herself and grew so much even in this first installment. Ruby annoyed me, sometimes I just wanted to scream at her and question her choices but i still really enjoyed her as a character.

I also had a soft spot for Cate even after what happened with Rob in the beginning I still had hope for her character, I’m really enjoying what’s happening with her character in the rest of the series.

I hate Clancy so much. I want to punch him, he is so frustrating and rude, i predicted that he was the slip kid early on and everything he did made me angry I wish he didn’t exist to be honest.

The further I got into the book the more I fell in love with the characters. The ending destroyed me, I was freaking me out and  I was so stressed, everyone splitting up hurt me so bad.

Although I did find the plot to be predictable sometimes I really enjoyed Alexandra Bracken’s writing and how she managed to make the story still engaging and exciting even when the plot was slightly slow. I’ve already finished Never Fade and I can definitely say the series gets better as it goes along. I highly recommend giving this series a go if you haven’t already. I can’t wait to see the movie, the casting looks perfect, I’m hoping it ends up being a good adaptation.

Have you read The Darkest Minds? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Thanks for reading,

Sara xxx

TOP 5 TBR

Hey Bookworms!

I’m sure you can all agree that there are so many amazing books constantly being released that it’s sometimes hard to get to them all. Today I’m going to be quickly talking about 5 books that I’m very excited to read but haven’t got to yet.

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

Since I heard about the premise of this book I was 100% on board. I haven’t read nearly enough books featuring an Asexual main character and this one sounds perfect.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I’ve never read a book by Laini Taylor and I don’t know much about the plot of this, but I’m so eager to jump into a beautifully written, atmospheric fantasy novel.

The Diviners by Libba Bray

I’ve heard so many people gush about this series and I know that the mix between paranormal, 1920’s New York and a diverse cast of characters is going to win me over.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Becky Albertalli, diverse cast of characters and a relatable protagonist. Why haven’t I read this yet???

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

This book only just came out last month but there is so much hype surrounding it my excitement is through the roof. I need to read this West African inspired fantasy ASAP.

Those are 5 books I can’t wait to read! What are some books you’re dying to read?

Thanks for reading,

Sara xxx

Series Review: TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han

Series: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Synopsis:

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

Review:

The To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy had been on my radar for the longest time but it wasn’t until I finally found the box set for really cheap (thanks booktopia) that I found the motivation to pick up this series and I’m really glad I did. I listened to all 3 audio-books back to back in 4 days and while they aren’t the best books ever written they were so addicting and fun to read. Overall I would give the series a 3.5 stars but my individual ratings are: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before 3/5, P.S I Still Love You 3/5 & Always And Forever Lara Jean 4/5.

The first book features one of my favourite romance tropes which is fake dating that turns to real dating, I was gushing and rooting for Lara Jean and Peter the whole time. Lara Jean is rather annoying in the first two books but she grows up and develops so much in the final book, I really enjoyed seeing her development during the series. I did enjoy Peter and Lara Jean together but I found myself really annoyed and frustrated with the love triangle and unnecessary drama in the second book (It could have easily been half the size). The last book was easily my favourite, I loved the more grown up feel and seeing Lara Jean and her friends dealing with college applications and graduating.

My absolute favourite thing in this series is the family relationships. Lara Jean’s relationship with her Dad and Sisters was so pure and refreshing to see. Family always seems to be non existent or crappy in Young Adult but it was nice to see healthy family relationships.

This series is the perfect amount of fluff and drama, there isn’t much substance but they are very enjoyable and entertaining books and I’m very excited to see what Netflix does with the movie adaptation.

Have you read the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series? What’s your favourite book in the trilogy? Thanks for reading!

Until next time,

Sara xxx

THE AVENGERS BOOK TAG

Hey bookworms,

This is my first time participating in a book tag and I’m super excited, Marvel is my favourite franchise ever and I love books (obviously) so this is the perfect tag for me! I can’t find who made the original tag but I got these questions from Potter Talk.

Okay here we go

Iron Man – A book that makes you laugh out loud: The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. Rose Hathaway constantly made me laugh with her snarky attitude and hilarious one-liners.

Captain America – A book that sends a positive message: The Martian by Andy Weir. Despite Mark being stuck on Mars this book send a positive message about how humanity rallies together to help those in need.

Thor – A book with a characters strength you admire: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Sean and Puck go through so much, I definitely admire their strength and determination.

Black Widow – A book with a kick-ass protagonist: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab. Lila Bard is such an amazing kick-ass woman.

Hulk – A book that made you angry: Allegiant by Veronica Roth. There were MANY things that happened in this finale that made me angry.

Hawkeye – An Underrated book you think more people should pay attention to: Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert. This book has so many diverse characters and is so well written. It deserves way more hype.

Loki – A book with a twist or surprise that tricked you: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. This book had so many twists I didn’t see coming.

That was the Avengers Book Tag! Thanks for reading I had so much fun answering the questions, if you want to do this tag I tag you!

Until next time,

Sara xxx

Book Review: THE GENTELMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE by Mackenzi Lee

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Book: The Gentelman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Publication Date: 27th June 2017

Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, LGBT+

Pages: 513

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Synopsis:

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Rating: 4/5

Review:

The Gentelman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is one incredibly hyped book. It was a big release last year and ended up on so many peoples favourite book’s list and while I did enjoy this book I’m not sure I totally understand all the hype.

The plot started off slow but once it picked up I was all in. The plot wasn’t what I expected but I really enjoyed the adventure and the chase across the Continent. I did find the plot to be rather predictable but the writing had me compelled most of the time.

The characters are easily the best part of this novel. Monty, Percy and Felicity are all strong, hilarious, intelligent characters. Reading from Monty’s POV was so much fun and I chuckled many times (Although I didn’t laugh out loud like many people said they did, which was disappointing). Felicity and Percy were my favourites,  Felicity is so strong and determined and Percy is just the sweetest EVER. I adored Monty and Percy’s relationship, I was gushing and rooting for them the entire time. I’m excited to pick up The Lady’s Guide to Petticoat’s and Piracy later this year to see more of Felicity.

I listened to the audio-book and I really enjoyed the narration. Also if we’re being shallow (we are) the cover is so cute and there’s a beautiful map inside.

While I wish the plot was a bit faster paced and the hype didn’t get to me, I enjoyed my time reading The Gentelman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and will be reading more by Mackenzi Lee in the future.

Thanks for reading! Did you enjoy The Gentelman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue?

Until next time,

Sara xxx

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Hey bookworms!

Waiting on Wednesday is a blog meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming anticipated releases. This week I’m excited for…

Book: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Publication Date: 24th April 2018

Pages: 352

Publisher: HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT+

Synopsis:

Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

I read Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda last year and fell in love with the characters and story. When I heard about this sequel/companion novel I immediately added it to my most anticipated 2018 releases. Leah was a character I related to so much and I’m so glad we’re getting a full length novel about her.

With Love, Simon having just come out (It came out last week here in Australia and I still haven’t seen it *cries*) my hype for this book keeps growing. I have many hopes for this book (mainly that Abby and Leah get together) but I’m sure no matter what happens I’m going to devour and love this book.

That’s all for today’s post! Are you looking forward to Leah on the Offbeat? Let me know or tell me a book you’re anticipating!

Until next time,

Sara xxx

Book Review: A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E Schwab

 

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Book: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab

Publication Date: February 24th 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure

Pages: 400

Publisher: TOR Books

Synopsis:

Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel London’s; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of London’s, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

Rating: 4/5

Review:

This book had been on my TBR for the longest time staring at me and honestly intimidating me. I don’t read a huge amount of Fantasy and I was worried going into this that I would be over whelmed and confused, boy was I wrong. I found myself easily drawn into this interesting, complex world and I only wanted to keep reading.

Despite a slow start I found A Darker Shade of Magic to be a fast paced, interesting read. The different London’s and the way the Antari travel between them was fascinating to me. The world building was done so well, this was my first Schwab book and I really enjoyed her writing. I can’t wait to continue with the series, I feel like we only just scratched the surface in this book.

Kell and Lila are two of my new favourite characters, I loved their interactions and their banter, the banter was EVERYTHING to me. They are both such strong, snarky, flawed characters who captivated me the entire time. Kell’s magic multi-sided coat is my new favourite thing, can I have one please??? I also really enjoyed the relationship between Kell and Rhys, I really hope we see more of Rhys in the rest of the series.

I didn’t see any of the plot twists coming and was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I’m so glad that I finally picked this up, I thoroughly enjoyed the writing, world and characters. I can’t wait to continue with the trilogy! What are your thoughts on A Darker Shade of Magic?

Thanks for reading,

Sara xxx

 

Book Review: FAR FROM THE TREE by Robin Benway

Book: Far From The Tree by Robin Benway

Publication Date: 3rd October 2017

Genres: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary

Pages: 384

Publisher: Harperteen

Synopsis:

A contemporary novel about three adopted siblings who find each other at just the right moment.

Being the middle child has its ups and downs.

But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including—

Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she’s quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family’s long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can’t help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs.

And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can’t hurt anyone but him.

Rating: 5/5

Review:

Wow what a book. I didn’t expect much from this, I picked it up from my library on a whim and I was shocked by how much I ended up loving it. This is my favourite book I’ve read so far this year and possibly my favourite stand alone ever. Far From The Tree is the national book award winner for good reason.

I loved all the characters SO much they were all so complex, compassionate and funny I adored them all. I cared for Grace, Maya and Joaquin so deeply I wanted them all to be happy and I loved them all equally.

The writing was stunning, I loved that this was dual POV I think it worked really well. Every chapter, every sentence had purpose and was beautifully written I was in love with every single word.

The sibling relationships were so amazing. Lauren and Maya reminded me of my relationship with my own sister, it was so honest I loved their dialogue and unconditional support of one another. Maya, Joaquin and Graces relationship was so great. They were all so happy to meet each other and clicked right away their interactions had me laughing and crying I felt all the feels.

The side characters were also amazing, Rafe was my favourite side character he was such a sweetheart, his friendship/ relationship with Grace was so beautiful and pure. I love how supportive and kind and non judgmental he was towards Grace. I really liked Ana, she was great and everything she said to Joaquin I was yelling YES YES GIRL.

I loved how supportive all the parent figures in this book were. Grace’s parents never gave up on her and were so supportive, Maya’s parents fully support her sexuality and even though they have their problems they still love Maya so much, Mark and Linda were so great to Joaquin they want to give him the world and unconditional love. I LOVE REALISTIC FAMILIES IN BOOKS!

This book doesn’t shy away from hard topics and it discusses them all in such a respectful and honest way. Grace, Maya and Joaquin all have lots of struggles in their lives and the way they dealt with everything was so realistic and honest. I felt so close to the characters and connected to them I felt like I personally knew them, I wanted to hug and wrap them in blankets to keep them safe.

I don’t have a single negative thing to say about this book. Personally it was perfect. I can’t stop gushing about how much I loved it. I think everyone should read it.

Have you read Far From The Tree? Comment and let me know your thoughts!

Thanks for reading!

Sara xxx