Tuesday, October 25, 2016

I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson


This is the cover for the paperback edition. 
Well we haven't written on here in an extremely long time! We're more active on the instagram, @our_bookish_blog (even though it's only me now T^T)! Anyway today's review is on one of my newest favorite book, I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson.

This book will make your heart hurt. It's about a pair of twins, Noah and Jude. When they were 13, they were inseparable, calling themselves NoahandJude. Jude is a daredevil, cliff diving, and talks for both of them. Noah is quiet and antisocial and falling in love. At 16, something has happened to tear them apart in unimaginable ways. It also would seem as if they switched personalities. Now Jude is the quiet and antisocial one,  while Noah is the one who wears the “flame retardant” as his 14 year old self called Jude’s personality.

It's told in alternating chapters, Noah telling the early years (13-14), and Jude narrates the later years (16 and onwards). They each tell half the story and "if they can only find their way back to one another, they’ll have a chance to remake their world" (Official Synopsis). This book has won many awards, and I can see why. I'll Give You The Sun will tear you into pieces and put you back together again. This book will change your perspective on family, the world, art, and most importantly, love. Everyone should read this heart wrenching book! I rate this 6/5 stars!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Half Bad by Sally Green

Hi Readers! 

Today's review was actually written for a school project. Here it is!

This book sucked me in from the beginning, I couldn’t put it down! Half Bad is about a young witch (he's male, but in this book the magical people are all called witches), Nathan who lives in modern day England. 

The Magical community is divided into 2 sections, the Whites and the Blacks. White witches are good, Black witches are evil. Nathan is half white and half black. The white witches do not trust him, and he’s never met a black witch. 

What makes matters worse is that Nathan’s father is the most dangerous black witch in their community. Nathan has to survive this brutal community, where he is the only half white, half black (called a half code). 

People who liked Harry Potter should read this book. While it’s not as good as Harry Potter, it’s definitely close! There’s magic, conflict, a little bit of romance, and so much more. I rate this book 4 out of 5 bookish badges, it’s a must read for fantasy lovers!