Young adult

Lexi’s Pathetic Fictional Love Life – Jo Noelle

Lexi's Pathetic Fictional Love LifeTitle: Lexi’s Pathetic Fictional Love Life
Author: Jo Noelle
Publisher:  Little Box Press LLC
Pages: 283
My rating★★★✫✫

I got a review copy of this book via Ebooks for Review. With this book I really just fell for the title. I think Lexi is an awesome girls name and well it just made me curious. I like reading about high school girls who are finding their way. Maybe because I never really did take those steps myself until I was in college?

What the book is about

Lexi Middleton has been socially invisible to her classmates, but starting her junior year, that’s going to change. First, she’s determined to hook a boyfriend, ensuring dates with flowers and possible kisses on the doorstep. Second, she wants to be a writer for the school paper, even though it freaks her out to think of everyone judging her by her punctuation and metaphors.

High school is difficult enough—keeping up her grades, dealing with increasing sibling rivalry, and trying to stay out of the way of her personal nemesis, Amberlee—but when Lexi catches the eye of her long-time crush, she also becomes the focus of mean-girl tactics.

Caught between who she was and who she wants to be, Lexi must decide how to confront a bully, and choose who to let into her heart.

What I think about the book

Lexi’s Pathetic Fictional Love Life is a typical young adult novel. I definitely enjoyed reading this book, but it took me a while before I got into the story. The book is made out of both the story of Lexi Middleton (and her friends) mixed up with the story she is writing for her creative writing class. In the beginning I didn’t really enjoy the story about Lina and Tanner that Lexi was writing and I wondered if it was even important for the book. I kept on reading because I was wondering if those two stories would come together in the end and they did, in a way.

So yes, the story did get better and throughout the story Lexi develops into a better version of herself. She falls in love with the right guy, she gets to know her sister Tif better than she ever did and her friends give her a few nudges in the right direction. Yes, this girl can stand up for herself. How? I am not going to spoil that. You’d have to see that for yourself.

Darkest Fate – Fabio Bueno

Darkest fateTitle: Darkest Fate (Singularity series #3)
Author: Fabio Bueno
Publisher:  Booklings Publishing
Pages: 252
My rating★★★★✫

This review might contain spoilers for readers who have not read Wicked Sense and Broken Spell yet.

When I finished Broken Spell I immediately started reading Darkest Fate. After the ‘in between’ part of the series, I just needed to know how things would end for Drake, Skye and all the others.

What the book is about

The truth can set you free. It also can destroy you.

Skye has left Drake and gone to London to face trial for her actions. She must choose between loyalty to her coven and hiding the Sister she swore to protect.

A figure from Drake’s past resurfaces, uncovering secrets and shattering his life. To save Skye and the Singularity, Drake must enter dangerous alliances and risk everything.

The covens are in a frantic quest for the Singularity. The Mothers are fighting to preserve the Veil. But when the Night covens start killing witches, it becomes a race against time.

Will Skye and Drake’s love be strong enough to overcome betrayals, mortal threats, and a witch war? Happily ever after has never been harder.

What I think about the book

I didn’t like that Skye had to leave for London, even if it’s clear why she had to. My head was screaming at Skye: “Come on girl, tell that guy how you feel!” Of course she didn’t. He has broken her trust, but what about her own actions? Skye has not exactly been a saint either. Now she is separated from the people she loves back in Seattle which gives her time to think about what happened and how she feels.

At home Drake is dealing with his friends and family drama himself. All he wants is for Skye to come back so he can make things up to her, but will she ever come back? He decides to take matters in his own hands for a change and fight for what he really wants. This boy is really turning into a man in the last part of the series.

I really loved all the unexpected twists in the final chapters of the book. Fabio Bueno even surprised me in the very few last sentences. That’s something I can appreciate for sure. For me it was a perfect ending to the series.

Broken Spell – Fabio Bueno

Broken spellTitle: Broken Spell (Singularity series #2)
Author: Fabio Bueno
Publisher:  Booklings Publishing
Pages: 258
My rating★★★✫✫

This review might contain spoilers for readers who have not read Wicked Sense yet. 

After reading Wicked Sense I couldn’t wait to start reading the next book in the Singularity series. I was not feeling well for a few days, but when I actually started to read it I was done in no time.

What the book is about

Be careful what you wish for. Skye wanted to find the Singularity. She got what she sought, but to protect the most powerful witch alive, Skye had to betray her coven. Now she regrets entangling her boyfriend Drake in her hidden world. Drake yearned for Skye, but now he finds out that getting the girl is just the beginning: keeping the girl is the hard part. When tragedy strikes, Drake faces an impossible choice that could destroy his family and his shot at love. The vicious Night covens seek retribution at all costs. Wicked Jane has returned, scarred from her last confrontation with Drake and Skye, and holding a baffling secret that may change everything. Dangerous alliances arise. The Veil is about to be broken. Falling in love has never been harder.

What I think about the book

This book was obviously in between the first and third part of the series. Lots of things happen to Skye, Drake and the people they love, but it wasn’t nearly as exciting as the first part.

Skye is keeping most events and information for herself, trying to shield others, but of course that backfires massively. Her relationship with Drake is falling apart and she almost loses her friend Priscilla, because she keeps trying to protect the Veil. In the mean time others see what is happening to her. The scars, the bruises and all the lies. It makes her less likable, even if I do understand why she is making those decisions. It is not easy to accept help from others after all, especially when you’re still a teenage girl.

I do love the role the Singularity is playing in this part of the story. She is an awesome and strong character (no I will not give you her name, because that would be a massive spoiler!) and she knows what she wants. Because she lacks training, it doesn’t always work out the way she wants.

Trust and love are the main themes in this book. Who can I trust, what’s best for everyone? All characters seem to struggle with the same questions, but instead of communicating with each other, they all make up their own minds. Until everything falls apart…

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