Friday, August 4, 2017

Tome Topple Readathon- Round 4

This is my first Tome topple readathon!  I wanted to participate in the last one but other challenges made this nearly impossible as it was all about the short books I was reading lol.  But this month I have a few I might get to in the next couple weeks.  Be sure to click the link to check out one of the hosts (Thoughts on Tomes) announcement videos. 

This runs today (4th) until the 17th. 

The challenges
1. Read more than 1 tome
2. Read a graphic novel (still over 500 pages!)
3. Read a tome that is part of a series
4. Buddy read a tome
5. Read an adult novel

My TBR:
 The Right Hand Of EvilA World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil, #2)The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil, #3)Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 9: Includes Vols. 25, 26  27The Walking Dead, Compendium 2 

These will fullfill all requirements and then some of I do them all.  I am not placing them yet as I am not sure which I will actually finish.  One is sort of a cheat since I already (even if barely) started it prior to today. I will periodically update this post either when I finish a book or at least mid challenge.  It all depends how much I read.  I have 4 other challenges on goodreads I am also doing so this month is going to be some CRAZY reading!


End results:

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

REVIEW: These Things I've Done by Rebecca Phillips



These Things I've Done by Rebecca PhillipsGenre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Published: August 2017
Pages: 352
Published by: Harper Teen

Official Synopsis:  "A contemporary YA perfect for fans of Courtney Summers and Jessi Kirby, THESE THINGS I’VE DONE is the story of a seventeen-year-old girl who accidentally caused her best friend’s death and, a year later, is still grappling with the consequences.

Before:
Dara and Aubrey have been inseparable since they became best friends in sixth grade. However, as they begin their sophomore year of high school, cracks in their friendship begin to form, testing the bond they always thought was unbreakable.

After:
It's been fifteen months since the accident that killed Aubrey, and not a day goes by that Dara isn't racked with guilt over her role in her best friend's death. Dara thought nothing could be worse than confronting the memories of Aubrey that relentlessly haunt her, but she soon realizes it isn't half as difficult as seeing Ethan, Aubrey's brother, every day. Not just because he's a walking reminder of what she did, but because the more her feelings for him change, the more she knows she's betraying her best friend one final time."



My thoughts:  A touching story of how one girl copes after losing her best friend. But not just a simple loss-oh no. Her friend died right in front of her and she (along with some others) holds herself responsible. I can't even begin to properly get the emotional baggage that must come with.