Last week a friend and I watched Everything, Everything, a film adaptaion of the bestselling YA novel by Nicola Yoon. I really enjoyed the book; in my review I spoke of how it was “a bundle of greatness” and so needless to say, I was super excited about the fact that it had been turned into a film.
It’s well known that books are always better than the film, but it doesn’t mean that the adaptation can’t be enjoyed! Starring the wonderful Amandla Sternberg as Madeline (Maddy) Whittier, deep down I knew that the Everything, Everything film was going to be amazing (and it was). Read more
So yesterday was my birthday!!🎈 I am both excited and terrified at the fact that I am now 21…! Either way, it’s a milestone birthday and so I decided to mark the special occasion by doing this cool birthday book tag, I found over on this blog.
Count your birthday along your bookshelf and then subtract your birth month. What book does it land on?
The Help by Kathryn Stockett which is a brilliant book that I’d 100% recommend you read!
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Poetry
Main themes: Family, Loss, Love
Rating: 5 stars
And we are living.
Isn’t that amazing?
How we manage
One follows the lives of conjoined twins Grace and Tippi. At 16, it’s amazing that both have survived for so long but now that their family has run into financial difficulties, they must now survive the new challenge of what state school will bring them. As the year progresses, they soon have to face a decision which will turn their world upside down. A very emotional, lyrical, and beautiful read which magnificently depicts the love of two brave sisters.
Genres: Young Adult, Romance
Main themes: Loss, Love
Rating: 3 stars
Lennie’s world will never be the same after her older sister Bailey has passed away unexpectedly, leaving poor Lennie at a complete loss. However, a grieving Lennie’s life becomes a lot more complicated with the arrival of charismatic new guy, Joe Fontaine, in addition to some strange and undeniably crazy feelings towards Toby, her sister’s boyfriend. This story shows us how Lennie adjusts to a world without her vibrant and shining sister in it. Read more
Genres: Cultural, Historical Fiction
Main themes: Family, Love, Loss, Society
Rating: 4 stars
“‘Promise me you’ll always love each other,’ she’d say, as she drew her children to her. ‘Promise,’ Estha and Rahel would say. Not finding words with which to tell her that for them there was no Each, no Other.”
Jumping between 1969, and 1993, we see how a series of tragic events impacts an entire family. A prejudiced and blind grandmother, a bitter and poisonous great aunt, an elitist ‘Marxist’ uncle, an oppressed and loving mother, and a set of dizygotic twins for who “there was no Each, no Other”. Read more
In order to celebrate 1 year of Full of Bookish Wonder, I will be holding a giveaway! The winner will receive copies of:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
In order to enter, all you have to do is comment below with the best book(s) you’ve read so far this year!
Please read the terms and conditions below before entering, and good luck!
Terms and conditions
- This competition ends on 30th June 2017 at 11:59pm (GMT).
- One winner will be picked at random, and notified on 1st July 2017.
- The winner will receive a copy of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews.
- The winner’s contact information will be kept confidential, and discarded once the giveaway prize has been posted to them.
- This giveaway is available internationally.
Best wishes xo
I couldn’t let today pass by without mentioning that 12th June marks the 1 year anniversary of Full of Bookish Wonder! 🎉 So in this post I thought it would be nice to reflect on the past 12 months, highlighting some of my favourite moments from my book blogging journey.
Series: Red Queen #3
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Fantasy
Main themes: Personal Growth, Society, War, Power
Rating: 4 stars
Mare Barrow has been captured and imprisoned by newly appointed Silver king, Maven Calore. As the months stretch by, Mare’s strong will is truly challenged as she spends most of her days in solitary confinement, is plagued by some of her most unbearable memories, and tortured in the worst way possible. And without her lightning, suppressed by the constant presence of Silent Stone and her Arven guards, Mare is suffocating. But Maven has no intention of letting Mare go. As one of the notable members of the Red Guard, Maven uses her as a pawn to help advance his political stance in fighting the rebel group. And then there’s his own hidden agenda; which sees Mare fall deeper and deeper into the dark labyrinth that is the catastrophic King’s mind. This is a deep one!
Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult
Main themes: Family, Coming of Age, Racism, Empowering Women
Rating: 5 stars
The Secret Life of Bees follows the journey of 14 year old Lily Owens, a girl who’s always been troubled by the hazy memory of a fatal accident that killed her mother when she was just 4 years old. Her upbringing hasn’t been the best thanks to her mean-spirited father, and she’s wanted nothing more than to just get up and leave. One afternoon, Lily does find herself running away, but with Rosaleen, her housemaid and only friend after a racially motivated arrest and attack. Travelling to Tiburon, South Carolina, they’re led to a house painted Caribbean Pink, home to sisters and beekeepers August, May and June Boatwright…
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Main themes: Identity, Personal Growth, Power, Society
Rating: 5 stars
This book! It’s been a long time since I’ve experienced an overwhelming excitement about picking up my kindle to continue reading a story, or felt a buzz of anticipation knowing I’ll be seeing my favourite character again. This Savage Song has genuinely impressed me and become one of my favourite reads.