Reading Rush Wrap Up

Hi everyone!

So last week was the Reading Rush (formally known as Booktubeathon)! It was my first year participating and I had a great time! I thought that today I would share with you all what I managed to read in the last seven days!

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephan Chbosky 

Challenges:
-Read a book with 5 or more words in the title
-Read and then watch a book to movie adaptation
-Read an authors first book

My rating: ★★

Everyone and their mother has read this book so I won’t spend much time on it. Unfortunately I did not like it at all. I originally gave it three stars, but after thinking about it I’m dropping it down to a two star read. My main problem with this book was how the tough issues were handled. In this 200 and something page book there was content warnings for suicide, rape, domestic violence, abortion, sexual abuse, etc. I don’t feel like any those things were talked about enough. It seems like they were just mentioned but then brushed off. Chbosky didn’t take the time to fully address how serious each topic was. That really bothered me. I know some may not agree with this and that’s totally okay. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins

Challenges:
-Read a book you meant to read last year
-Read a book in the same place the entire time

My rating: ★★★

I actually had no plans to read this book during the Reading Rush but after Perks was a flop I needed something fun. Prince Charming (formally titled Royals) was really cute! Some good ole YA fluff was just what I needed. The romance was super adorable. Who doesn’t love a fake dating story? I can’t wait to pick up the next book in this series! I’ve heard some pretty great things about it!

The Raging Ones by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Challenges:
-Read a book with purple on the cover

My rating: ★★★★★

I reread this in preparation for the sequel that comes out in August. I still absolutely love this story and I want more people to read it. Here is my mini review from when I read The Raging Ones last year…

The three main characters stole my heart. The friendship between them is incredible. It started out a little rocky but it evolved into such a strong bond. From the start I had a feeling there was going to be a love triangle between them, but I was extremely happy when that didn’t happen. There is a romance in this book though & it’s seriously the cutest!

This world is so interesting. It’s a place where the sky is purple and it’s always snowy…that just sounds so pretty. Everyone knows the exact day they are going to die and they are separated into three groups (Babes, Fast Trackers and Influentials) depending on when their death day is. The authors do a fantastic job at setting up all that info.

Court, Franny and Mykal dodged their death days, which is supposed to be impossible. The *connection* that they share is so fascinating. It’s something that is kind of a mystery throughout the whole book.

There were many twists & turns in this book but the ending was definitely something I didn’t see coming. I never even thought about it as an option. I can’t wait for the next book…I need to know what happens ASAP!!

Memento by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Challenges:
-Read a book with a non human main character 

My rating: ★★★★★

This is the prequel novella to The Illuminae Files! I loved this so much, it was fantastic. In just 82 pages the authors made me fall in love with new characters and then broke my heart in two. I don’t know how Amie & Jay do this, but they are magical. I loved getting to see how & why AIDAN is the way it(?) is. I literally just finished this trilogy a few months ago, but I’m already itching for a reread!

So there it is! I competed all seven challenge with just four books! I am pretty happy with that. Next year I really want to do better at planning so Ican actually read seven books in seven days!

Let me know how your Readig Rush went!

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