Book Review: Rapunzel (Bethan Woollvin)

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GoodReads // Spanish Review

The wicked witch has Rapunzel trapped – but not for long!
Rapunzel lives all alone in a tall, dark tower. Under the threat of a witch’s fearsome curse, the poor girl seems doomed to a life in captivity. But is Rapunzel frightened? Oh no, not she!

Review:

My favourite fairy tale of all time is Rapunzel, and until now, I haven’t read a good version about her, with this one I got a little annoyed because it’s so short!

Rapunzel it’s so badass. I would’ve love being told this story instead of the original when I was a kid.

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Review: A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares

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GoodReads // Spanish Review

Ever since Esther Solar’s grandfather met Death, her entire family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime—a fear that will eventually lead each and every one of them to their graves. Take Esther’s father, for instance: He’s an agoraphobe who hasn’t left the basement in six years. Then there’s her twin brother, Eugene, whose fear of the dark goes far beyond the things that go bump in the night. And her mother, Rosemary, is absolutely terrified of bad luck.

As for Esther, she’s managed to escape the curse…so far. She doesn’t yet have a great fear because she avoids pretty much everything. Elevators, small spaces, crowds—anything that might trigger a phobia is off-limits and is meticulously recorded in her semi-definitive list of worst nightmares.

Esther thinks she has it all figured out, until she’s reunited with an old elementary school classmate—and first crush—Jonah Smallwood. The encounter leaves her stranded at a bus stop and swindled out of her phone, all her cash, a Fruit Roll-Up she’d been saving, and her list—not to mention her dignity. But the theft is also the beginning of an unexpected friendship between the two, one that sends the pair on a journey of self-discovery as they try to break the curse that’s consumed Esther’s family. Together they face their greatest fears, one debilitating phobia at a time, only to discover the one fear they hadn’t counted on: love

Review:

Krystal Sutherland wrote one of the most “realest” books about living with a mental illness. I live with social anxiety and saw myself on Esther, it was funny and refreshing knowing that that part of me could not take away how badass Esther was and got me hopping it could not take my own (hidden) baddasery.

5 stars.

Book Review: Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me

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Carrie DiRisio – Goodreads

Have you ever wished you could receive a little guidance from your favorite book boyfriend? Ever dreamed of being the Chosen One in a YA novel? Want to know all the secrets of surviving the dreaded plot twist?

Or maybe you’re just really confused about what “opal-tinted, luminous cerulean orbs” actually are?

Well, popular Twitter personality @broodingYAhero is here to help as he tackles the final frontier in his media dominance: writing a book. Join Broody McHottiepants as he attempts to pen Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me, a “self-help” guide (with activities–you always need activities) that lovingly pokes fun at the YA tropes that we roll our eyes at, but secretly love.

As his nefarious ex, Blondie DeMeani, attempts to thwart him at every turn, Broody overcomes to detail, among other topics, how to choose your genre, how to keep your love interest engaged (while maintaining lead character status), his secret formula for guaranteed love triangle success, and how to make sure you secure that sequel, all while keeping his hair perfectly coiffed and never breaking a sweat.

Review:

‘Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as me’ is for people who really, really hate clichés. However, for me, someone who from time to time falls in love with the bad boy in leather jacket, it was a little hurtful. It stopped being funny around the fifth joke about Twilight and clichés in young adult in general and normally I would laugh but this time it was really too much.

It’s really sad because the Twitter account is one of my favorites, I was really excited for this book, I had high hopes this was a young adult version of Tousle Me, a book that parodies new adult books and it’s really good.

Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me was an okay book, very educative, and it did have some quotable phrases but I had expected more.

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