Genuine Fraud

Review: Genuine Fraud

Author: E. Lockhart

Stars: 5/5


“For anyone who has been taught that good equals small and silent, here is my heart with all its ugly tangles and splendid fury.”

We start with a girl on the run. And that is where I got hooked. I needed to know who she was, who she was running from, and why was she running. And honeyyyy let me tell you, I found out and my edges were shooketh!!!! E. Lockhart has such a way of blowing your mind. This story was told backwards and I really enjoyed that aspect, I think it gave the story more character than if it were told in chronological order. This was a whirlwind in all the right ways.


Until next time, Until the next book.

xX, Jimalion

P.S. I Still Love You

Review: P.S. I Still Love You

Author: Jenny Han

Stars: 5/5


“So much of love is chance. There’s something scary and wonderful about that.”

I was not sure if I was going to enjoy this series. But I must say that I am truly invested in Lara Jean and the gang. All my feelings as I had during the first book still stand true. The family dynamic, the relatability…it is all what makes the book so great.

I will say that Lara Jean got on my last nerve in this book, I was over how many times her and Peter broke up. I am going to say it now, if they break up for real in the last book be prepared to see an entire melt down. I know I have one more book left, but I don’t want their stories to end. Thank you for the ones who suggested this series, it has truly been a delightful experience!

Monday’s Not Coming

Review: Monday’s Not Coming

Author: Tiffany Jackson

Rating: 4/5 Stars



Wow. Wow. Wow.

This book just broke my entire heart into a thousand pieces. If you know me by now, you know how dramatic and emotional I am. Still sobbing as I type this caption.

I was having a hard time understanding why this was hitting hard for me the way it was. And it wasn’t until the end that I realized why. While the ending was like sticking my face in a bucket of ice water…utter shock. It hit me like a bag of bricks. The feeling of losing your best friend, not knowing if you are ever going to see them again, struggling to move on without them. It all hit so close to home, that at moments I felt myself relating to Claudia and it made me so uncomfortable. .

Personally, my best friend since Kindergarten just up and disappeared one day. We were in our early 20’s at the time. No message, no indication why, no indication of where she was going or with who. Someone so vital to me, it was like losing a part of myself. The one person in the world that I thought at the time understood me. I get married this year and she was suppose to be standing beside me. I think what’s worse than her being gone is not knowing if she is okay, not knowing if she got to do all the things she wanted to do in this life….that hurts the most. So while this book caused all the tears, I think I was crying more for myself than I was for Monday or Claudia.


Until next time, Until the next book.

xX Jimalion

They Both Die At The End

Review: They Both Die At The End

By: Adam Silvera

5/5 stars



The concept of this book is so cool. On your Death Day, you get a phone call letting you know that you are going to die. What a heavy reality to carry for your last hours on earth? I like the fact that the two main characters live these two completely different lives and in the end they not only become friends but they experience a connection deeper than that. One that could have formed into love if they had more time. I was kind of mad that they had to encounter so many obstacles on their last hours, but when I look back on the book as whole, those obstacles were needed.

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At the end of the book I knew by the title that something tragic was going to happen and my emotions were going to be all over the place. But I was not prepared! My heart was shattered and is still shattered in a million pieces and I am still NOT okay 😭😭

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This was my first Adam Silvera read, and I was not disappointed!

Until next time, until the next book.

xX Jimalion

An Ember In The Ashes

Review: An Ember in The Ashes

By Sabaa Tahir

5/5 Stars



In a world that is lead by the Martial Empire, defiance is met by death. Unlikely situations collide the worlds of Laia who is slave doing whatever she can to save her brother who has been arrested for treason. And Elias, a solider who wants nothing more than to break away from the empire. When these worlds collide, Laia and Elias soon realize that even though their missions are completely different, their fates are intertwined; and that they need each other to survive the harsh world they live in.

This was the first fantasy YA book I have read since Harry Potter. And let me tell you!!!! I am in love!! I cannot wait to crack open the second installment and find out what happens next. The world building, the characters, and the detail in this novel was completely breathtaking. I was addicted and drawn into this story line as soon as I flipped to the second page. One sure tell sign that I am really into a book, is when I talk to it. And I found myself talking to the book throughout the entire story! There were characters that I absolutely loved: Laia, Elias, Helene (although she made me mad a few times). And then there were characters that I hated, well there was only one main character that I hated and that was The Commandment. I wanted to fight her the entire time.

I am late to the party on this series, but if you have not started it, START IT!!!!!! And I ship Laia and Elias, I hope they fall in love, get married, and have a bunch of babies.

If you have read this, please let me know how you liked it!

Until next time, until the next book.

xX Jimalion