Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Book Review: Cinder

"Cinder" by Marissa Meyer(Lunar Chronicles #1)

Publication Date- January 3, 2012

Genre-Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance

Hardcover Edition-390 Pages

Rating-5/5 Lily Pads

Would I Recommend it? Yes!!

No Spoilers!!

Favorite Quote:

"Vanity is a factor, but it is more a question of control. It is easier to trick others into perceiving you as beautiful if you can convince yourself you are beautiful. But mirrors have an uncanny way of telling the truth."-Page 172

Hey guys, here is another review. Today I am reviewing "Cinder". I actually read this book three years ago but never did a full review for it. I decided to reread it for a couple of reasons. I wanted to reread it and give it another try to see if I would like it more now because I didn't love "Cinder" the first time I read it. I was also in a reading slump and wanted to reread a book. This book got me out of my reading slump and I'm so happy my slump is gone! I loved this book! I guess my reading taste changed over the years. I don't know why I didn't love it before. If your wondering, I read "Scarlet" two years ago and loved it. I really need to continue the series. Anyway, let's get on with the review. 

Plot-5/5

Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder's brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it "a matter of national security," but Cinder suspects it's more serious than he's letting on.
Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder's intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that's been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter's illness, Cinder's stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an "honor" that no one has survived.
But it doesn't take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

I really love the plot for this book. It is so unique. It takes a different twist on Fairy Tales. I absolutely love Fairy Tale retellings, they are so fun to read. "Cinderella" will always be my favorite so it's obvious that I loved this book. I love what Marissa did to this book. It was like "Cinderella" but a little bit different. I love that this book has Cyborg's in it and there's so much technology. I'm not usually a fan of sci-fi books but this series is awesome. 

World-5/5

First of all, I love that this book is set in New Beijing. It's such a different setting and I love Asian countries so I loved how diverse the world is. I also loved that the world is connected to space and another planet, it was just so cool to read about. I can't wait to learn more about the world in the last two books. 

Writing-5/5

I can't put my finger on why I love Marissa Meyer's writing style, I just do. I can't say much about it. I just love the way she writes. 

Pacing-5/5

When I first read "Cinder" I remember thinking that the beginning was slow. However, after rereading the book I didn't think it was slow at all. The pacing was great and the second half was even more intense. This book was actually very addictive. I flew through it and read it in three days which is fast for me.

Cover-5/5

The cover is simple but I like it. I like that it shows Cinder's foot and I love that you can see the metal through the skin. It's cool and I love the font of the title of the book. I personally think all the cover's are beautiful though. 

Characters-5/5

I forgot how amazing these characters are. I liked them the first time I read the book, but I really loved them more now. I love Cinder, she is such an amazing character. I love that she's a tomboy and she's a mechanic, that was so unique. Also the fact that she's a cyborg is amazing, how many characters are a cyborg? I loved her personality. She's really nice, and caring. I liked that she stood up for herself and really cared about the world.
Prince Kai I absolutely loved! He's a Prince, how could you not love him? I do have a soft spot for them though. He's so nice and sweet and I thought he was a great ruler. He always puts his country first and tries to do his best to save all the people. I loved his relationship with Cinder. I ship them so hard! Their interactions were the best part of the book. I loved their friendship and want them to become more than that. They need to be together. Of course I loved Iko. I loved Peony, she was very sweet but I hated her stepmother and Pearl. They were so cruel to her. Queen Levana is that villain you love to hate. I liked Dr. Erland, at first I didn't trust him but I ended up liking him. What's really cool is there were some minor appearances from characters from the other books like Cress and Jacin. Even though I haven't read the last two books yet, I know who they are so it was cool to see a sneak peek of them . So yeah, the character development was awesome. I loved Scarlet and Wolf by the way. I can't wait to read more about Cress soon. 

Overall Thoughts

Overall, this book was amazing. I'm so glad I reread it and gave it another try. I loved "Scarlet" so I really wanted to love this book too. This series is so unique and cool. If your looking for a great series with fairy tales and a futuristic society I highly recommend this one. This book/series is definitely worth a buy. I originally gave this book 4/5 but after rereading it, I decided to bump it up to a 5 because I loved this book more now the second time. I also felt it deserved 5/5 Lily Pads. So yeah that's my review. Thank you so much for reading. I already have a review up for "Scarlet" so you can check that one out if you want. Hopefully I will read "Cress" soon and then I will update you guys once I finish it so stay tuned for a review. Have a great day and happy reading! :)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Book Review: An Ember in the Ashes

"An Ember in the Ashes" by Sabaa Tahir(An Ember in the Ashes #1)

Publication Date-April 28, 2015

Genre-Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Dystopia

Hardcover Edition-446 Pages

Rating-5/5 Lily Pads, I would give this book all the stars in the world if I could!

Would I Recommend It? Yes!! Everyone needs to read this book especially if you love Fantasy!

No Spoilers!!


Favorite Quotes:

Page 20-"Life is made of so many moments that mean nothing. Then one day, a single moment comes along to define every second that comes after. 

Page 65-"You are an ember in the ashes, Elias Veturius. You will spark and burn, ravage and destroy. You cannot change it. You cannot stop it."

Page 286-"But there are two kinds of guilt, girl: the kind that drowns you until you're useless, and the kind that fires your soul to purpose."

Page 422:

"Fear is only your enemy if you allow it to be". 
"Too much fear and you're paralyzed, too little fear and you're arrogant."

"Fear can be good, Laia. It can keep you alive. But don't let it control you. Don't let it sow doubts within you. When the fear takes over, use the only thing more powerful, more indestructible, to fight it:your spirit. Your heart."


Hey guys! I'm back with a review. Today I am reviewing a new favorite book of mine which is "An Ember in the Ashes". This book has gotten so much hype in the past two years. I recently added this book to my TBR because it sounded different and I love my Fantasy books. I can't believe I didn't read this book sooner because I loved it so much!! This book was perfection and so amazing! It's definitely a new favorite of mine. This is probably my second favorite read of the year right after ACOWAR. Oh my gosh I loved this book! Anyway, read on if you wanna know why I loved this book so much. 

 Plot-5/5(Goodreads summary)

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
 
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
 
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
 
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
 
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

I really loved the plot of this book. This book is so unique. I've read a lot of YA fantasy books, but this one really stood out to me because it's so different. I've never read a book about a slave and a soldier. Before going into this book, I had no idea how dark it was. This book is very dark. It's very cruel, and there's violence in it. I loved the setting of this book. It takes place at a military academy called "Blackcliff". I thought that was so cool because I've never read a book at a military school before. I feel like the whole "my brother got kidnapped and I need to save him" trope is used a lot in books but it didn't really bother me in this book. It was a huge part of the plot. Overall, the plot gets a perfect rating from me. 

World-5/5

This book doesn't have a lot of world building and she doesn't really describe the world. However, I really liked the world and the setting. 

Writing-5/5

I really like Sabaa's writing style. She's a talented writer. I loved that this book is in multiple pov's. I got to see inside Laia and Elias's heads and I loved that! It made me connect to them even more and I just love reading books in different perspectives like the "Falling Kingdom" series. 

Pacing-5/5

Some people on goodreads said the beginning was slow. I didn't think it was slow at all. It took me a little while to learn the world and the beginning was kind of info-dumpy but it wasn't bad at all. The pacing was amazing in this book, it was non-stop action. There was always something going on.This book was very addictive and I did not want to put it down. 

Cover-5/5
I really like the original cover. I also like the paperback cover but I hate the new covers, I think they are ugly. Since I read the hardcover with the original cover, I'm giving it a perfect rating because the original is the best in my opinion. 

Characters-5/5

Oh man, where do I begin? The Characters were the best part of this book. I hated the Commandant with a burning passion. She's so mean to the slaves but she's also mean to her own son Elias. She's a cruel, heartless person. How could you treat your son like that? She was a great villain but she was so horrible. All the side characters I liked. I loved Izzi, she was so cute. I really liked Cook even though we don't know a lot about her. I liked all of Elias's classmates except for Marcus. He is such a jerk, I hope he dies.I liked Keenan, but I'm not sure that I can trust him. I'll have to see in the next book.  I really liked Helene. Her loyalty to the school bothered me a bit but at the end you find out why she acted the way she did. She is a nice girl and very tough. I liked her friendship with Elias. A lot of people ship them but I don't. I only see them as friends. As for Elias, I absolutely loved his character so much! He's definitely my favorite character besides Laia of course. He's so sweet and kind. He hates his lifestyle and hates all the cruelty with the slaves. He is such a brave and amazing guy. I just love him and I loved reading his pov. It made me understand him even more. I also loved Laia.  I felt so bad for her, she lost so much and she didn't deserve it.  She's a coward and she's not very brave but I liked that. I'm getting sick of all the female protagonist that are confident, strong and brave in YA Fantasy. I found her very realistic because that's how I am. She does become a better person at the end of the book. I love her kind nature, she's very sweet and is very selfless like Elias. I definitely ship them together and I want them to become more than just friends. Overall, the character development in this book was so amazing. I can't wait to see what happens to them in the next book. 

Overall Thoughts

Overall, this was the best book I've read in a long time. This book was perfection and I loved every part of it. Ember is a masterpiece. I totally get the hype now. If you love Fantasy with great characters, I highly recommend this book. An Ember in the Ashes is definitely worth a buy, go out and buy it right now! You won't regret it. Obviously I gave it 5/5 Lily Pads because that's how amazing it was. 
So yeah that was my review. Thank you so much for reading. I'll have a book review for "A Torch Against The Night" up soon so stay tuned. Thanks again and happy reading! :)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You

"P.S. I Still Love You" by Jenny Han(To All The Boys #2)

Publication Date-May 26, 2015

Genre-Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Hardcover Edition-337 Pages

Rating-4/5 Lily Pads

Would I Recommend It? Yes

No Spoilers!!

Favorite Quotes:

"Maybe really, really good things aren't meant to last for too long; maybe that's what makes them all the more sweet, the temporariness of them."-Page 260

"People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they're not. There's no telling how long you will have them near. It's the goodbyes that are hard."-Page 334

Hey guys, I'm back with another review. I just finished a book that I started months ago and put down because I wasn't in the mood to read it at the time. I decided to try picking it back up again and I'm so glad I finished it. That book is "P.S. I Still Love You" by Jenny Han. This is the second book in the "To All The Boys" trilogy. I have to say, I liked this book but not as much as the first book. Let's get on to the review.

Plot-4/5

This book isn't very plot-driven. I felt that more things happened in the first book and that's one of the reasons why I loved the first book better. This one didn't capture my attention and it wasn't as addicting as "To All The Boys I've Loved Before". 

Writing-5/5

Jenny is such a great author and I love her writing so it gets a perfect rating from me. 

Pacing-4.5/5

Like I said before this sequel wasn't as fast-paced as the first book but it was still good. Even though it took me months to read, I was never bored while reading it. I felt that the ending was rushed though. I know it was originally going to be the last book, but it was a weird ending. 

Cover-5/5

I just love these covers so I'm giving it a perfect rating. 

Characters-4.5/5

I guess I'm biased since I read her 'Summer I Turned Pretty" trilogy first years ago and it's one of my favorite trilogies ever. I think the character development is way better in that series than this one. I'll tell you why I didn't give the characters a five in this series. 
I really love Lara Jean, she is a great protagonist and I find her very relatable. I love her sisters, Margot and Kitty and her Dad. I love  all the side characters  except for Gen. The one character that stopped me from giving it a full five is because of Peter. I know I'm probably in the minority but I'm just not a fan of Peter. Don't get me wrong, he's not a bad guy. I like him, but I don't love him. I honestly think Lara Jean deserves better than him. He's a nice guy but he can be selfish and rude at times and he's self-centered. I guess I'm not a fan of popular high school jocks. I just don't think him and Lara Jean are a good couple. They are very different, their personalities don't really mix in my opinion. I also couldn't stand his relationship with Gen. I understand that he wanted to help Gen but I felt he spent more time with her in this book than with his girlfriend, Lara Jean. So yeah, I'm not in love with him, his character is kind of dull. There are moments when he can be really sweet but I just never cared for him. The reason I gave this book 4 Lily Pads is because of John Ambrose McClaren. I loved him so much!He is such a great guy! He's like the perfect guy and he's so nice and sweet. I liked him so much better than Peter. John is everything I love in a guy, he really made the book for me. He was the best part of this book. I loved him with Lara Jean, I really wanted them to be together. They would make a way better couple in my opinion. I am Team John all the way!

Overall Thoughts

Overall, I liked this book but didn't love it. I don't know what's wrong with me. It seems like everyone else loves this series but I honestly think it's overhyped. It was a fun book to read but I definitely liked the first book better. Even though I don't love this series, I'm still going to read the last book "Always and Forever, Lara Jean" because I wanna see what happens. If you liked the first book, I'm sure you'll like this one. This book is worth a buy. So yeah, that was my review. Stay tuned for my review for the last book. Thank you for reading this review. Have a great day and happy reading! :)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Book Review: Elegy

"Elegy" by Amanda Hocking(Watersong #4)

Publication Date-August 6, 2013

Genre-Young Adult, Fantasy, Mermaids, Romance

Hardcover Edition-542 Pages

Rating-4.5/5 Lily Pads

Would I Recommend It? Yes, it is a great conclusion!

No Spoilers!!

Favorite Quote:

"For the first time, Harper truly realized that she couldn't fight Gemma's battles. She would help her every chance she got, and she'd always have her back. But some things, Gemma would have to take care of herself."

Hey there, I'm back with another review. Today I am reviewing the final book in the "Watersong" series, "Elegy". I finally finished this series. I started the "Watersong" series three or four years ago and I'm so glad I finally finished it. Let's get on with the review. 

The Plot-5/5

This book was a lot more plot driven than the last book "Tidal". It was mostly about trying to figure out how to break the curse, and there was some drama. 

The Writing-5/5

As always I love Amanda's writing, so I'm giving it a perfect rating. 

The Pacing-5/5

The pacing in this book was absolutely amazing and intense. This book was very action-packed and I was never bored even though this book is over 500 pages. The last 100 pages were so intense, it was hard for me to put the book down and go to bed because every chapter ended on a cliffhanger. 

The Cover-5/5

All of the cover's in this series are amazing and I really like this one so it gets a perfect rating from me. 

The Characters-5/5

The Character development in this series is amazing. I love all of the main characters. They felt like real people to me. I love the sisterly bond with Gemma and Harper, and the romances in this series are awesome because I love both guys. Like I said in my last review, I'm not gonna go in depth about the characters because I describe them more in my review for "Wake". 

"Elegy" was an amazing conclusion. Everything wrapped up so well. There was one death in this book that sort of crushed me but oh well, someone has to die in a battle right? There was a really sweet moment in the epilogue that made me so happy but I'm not going to spoil you. My Overall rating for this book is 4.5 Lily Pads because while I loved this book and thought it was a great conclusion, I didn't think it was worth a 5. My overall rating for this whole series is probably a 4.5 because I really enjoyed this series but it's not a favorite series of mine. I have lots of other favorite series and I didn't think these books were amazing enough to be on my favorites list. However, I had a lot of fun reading these books and I highly recommend this series if you love books about Sirens and Greek Mythology. These books are worth a buy and I would possibly reread this series someday. Anyway, that's my review. Thank you so much for reading and stay tuned for more coming soon. Happy reading! :)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Book Review: Tidal

"Tidal" by Amanda Hocking(Watersong #3)

Publication Date-June 4th, 2013

Genre-Young Adult, Fantasy, Mermaids, Romance

Hardcover Edition-342 Pages

Rating-4/5 Lily Pads

Would I Recommend It? If you liked the first two books you'll definitely like this one

No Spoilers!!

Favorite Quotes:

"In these moments, when her entire body was tingling and joy was rushing over her like a tidal wave, Gemma couldn't feel any anxiety or fear or worry. She actually became incapable of it. The only thing she felt-the only thing that mattered-was the ocean"-Page 76

"There's one good thing about making mistakes." Thea turned to her with a smile. "You learn not to make them again."-Page 212

"I think it will show you that sometimes you have to move on," Brian said. "Sometimes bad things happen, and it's nobody's fault, but you can't dwell on them. You have to make the best of this life, and I don't think I've been a good example of that."-Page 265

"Does it make me a horrible, selfish person if I say that I want to go?" She looked over at him. "That I want to do this?" He smiled. "No, it doesn't. It's okay to go after your dreams, especially when you've worked so hard for them."-Page 278

Hey there bookworms, I'm back with a review. I am reviewing "Tidal". I read the first two books in the "Watersong" series years ago and never continued. I finally read this book and I really enjoyed it. I didn't love it as much as the first two books but it was still a good book. Let's get on with the review. 

The Plot-4/5

This book doesn't really have much of a plot. The other two books were more plot driven. However, I never thought this book was slow so I'm giving it a 4. 

The Writing-5/5

I know Amanda's writing isn't the best out there, but I still really like her writing. She's one of my favorite authors so of course I have to give her writing style a perfect rating. 

The Pacing-5/5

"Tidal" isn't as fast paced as the other two books but it didn't bother me. I was never bored, it kept my attention the whole time so I'm giving it a perfect rating.

The Cover-5/5

I love the cover's for this series! They are so beautiful! How can you not love them. 

The Characters-5/5

I honestly love the characters in this book! I love Gemma and Harper. They are so different but I love their sisterly relationship. It reminds me of me and my sisters. They are such nice girls. I love Thea, and Alex. I also love Daniel, he's definitely my favorite character in the series besides Harper. He's like the perfect guy and I love that he's always there for Gemma and Harper. Speaking of them, I love their relationship. They are the perfect couple, I love them together. I'm not gonna say any more because I go more in depth with the characters in my review for "Wake". 

Enjoyment-5/5

I enjoyed reading this book. It was a nice, quick read. This series is so fun to read. 

My overall rating is 4/5 Lily Pads because I really liked this book but I didn't love it and I didn't think it was worthy of five Lily Pads. It was a great book though and I can't wait to read the last book "Elegy." I'm excited to see what happens. I still love this series and I'm curious to see how I feel about the last book. This book is worth a buy and I highly recommend it. I forgot to mention that I never wrote a review for the second book "Lullaby."  So that is my review. Thank you so much for reading. I will have more posts coming soon. Happy reading!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Book Review: Rocked Up

"Rocked Up" by Karina Halle & Scott Mackenzie"

Publication Date-May 17, 2017

Genre-New Adult, Romance

Kindle Edition-253 Pages

Rating-5/5 Lily Pads

Would I Recommend It? Yes, I loved this book!

Beware of Spoilers!!

Favorite Quotes:

"It's interesting, beauty, how often times people are beautiful because of how they see the world rather than how the world sees them."

"Baby, nothing is going to keep me away from you. Not your father, not the band. If it's a risk, I don't care. You are worth that risk."


Hey guys, I'm back with a review. I am reviewing "Rocked Up". This is a newer release by Karina Halle and her husband. I've never read a book from her before but I've heard great things about her. I was really interested in this book, it sounded good. I'm so glad I read it because I loved this book! Let's get on to the review.

The Plot-5/5

First of all, I love Rock Star Romance books. I love reading about musicians because I'm sort of a musician myself. This book revolves around a band because the main character Lael, becomes a member in the band. Her father owns the recording company that the band is under. She is a musician and wants to perform and make it big. She's always been in love with Brad who is the lead guy in the band and he is a heartthrob. The book is basically about her going on tour with the band and she ends up getting pregnant. I'm not gonna say anything else, because you should find out for yourself. Anyway, I loved the plot of this book so I obviously gave it a perfect rating.

The Writing-5/5

Like I said before this was my first book from her so I wasn't sure what her writing style is like. I really like her writing style. It's hard for me to explain because I'm not judge mental when it comes to writing, but just know that I really like her writing. Also I love that this book is in multiple pov's. I'm so glad I got to be inside Brad's head too. I love reading the guy's pov, especially in New Adult. 

The Pacing-5/5

Since this book is pretty short, I had no problem with the pacing, it was perfect. It kept my attention the whole time I was reading the book. 

The Cover-5/5

I love the cover, that's all you need to know :)

The Characters-5/5

I absolutely loved the characters in this book. Well, actually I didn't like all of them but I loved the main characters and that's all that matters. I really liked Lael. She was very likable. One of the reasons why I love the New Adult genre is because the characters are so relatable and very realistic. I loved that her dream was to be a musician and wanted do it for a living. I loved reading about her in the band. I just really liked her. She's very kind and sweet and I felt bad for her because of what she had to deal with because of her Dad. I didn't like her Dad, he was a jerk. He did redeem himself at the end but I still wasn't a fan of him. I loved Brad. I loved that he wasn't your typical bad boy/jerk/player. He's not any of those things. He had a rough childhood so he's kind and humble, he's not a jerk at all. I thought he stood out from other New Adult books just because he was always a great guy and I can understand why all the girls, especially Lael, loved him. He is such a caring guy and I loved that about him. I just loved him and Lael together. They are such an amazing and perfect couple. They made mistakes but they were always there for each other. I love how when Brad found out Lael was pregnant with his baby, he didn't leave her. He changed his life for her and the baby. I liked all the side characters except for Calvi, I didn't trust him. 

Enjoyment-5/5

Even though this book took me a while to finish, I found it very enjoyable. There were some funny moments in this book that made me laugh. I had fun reading this book. It was sort of a light book but it also had depth to it, so it's not a completely fluffy read. 

My overall rating is 5/5 Lily Pads. I loved this book! I really think more people need to read it. Even though it's sort of a newer book it's still underrated. If you love New Adult Romance or books about Rock Stars then I highly recommend this book. This book is definitely worth a buy, I actually pre-ordered it on kindle because I was so excited to read it. Anyway that was my review. I will definitely be reading more of her books in the future. Thank you for reading and I will have more posts coming soon so stay tuned. Have a great day and happy reading! :)

Friday, June 30, 2017

Book Review: To All The Boys I've Loved Before

"To All The Boys I've Loved Before" by Jenny Han(To All The Boys #1)

Publication Date-April 15, 2014

Genre-Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Hardcover Edition-355 Pages

Rating-4.5/5 Lily Pads

Would I Recommend It? Yes!

No Spoilers!!

Favorite Quotes:

"Please, Peter. I know her well and so do you. Well, I did know her well. But I don't think people change at the core. They are who they are."-Page 109

"You need to relax, Lara Jean. Life doesn't have to be so planned. Just roll with it and let it happen."-Page 120

Hey there, I'm back with a review. Today I am reviewing "To All The Boys I've Loved Before". I read Jenny's "Summer I Turned Pretty" Trilogy years ago and loved it, it's one of my favorite series. I knew I had to read this book also since everyone on BookTube raves about it. I was also drawn to this book because the main character is Korean which is awesome because I love Asians. I loved this book and I'm so glad I finally read it. Let's get on to the review. 


The Plot-5/5

I loved the plot of this book. I don't understand why everyone describes this book as a mystery because the love letters are sent out. That's not what the main plot is even about, it's just a minor part of the book. The real plot is about  Lara Jean in her Junior year of High School and she pretends to date Peter K. who is one of the popular guys at her school. The fake-dating trope is one of my favorite tropes to read about so when I heard that trope was in it, it made me even more excited to read the book. I had to give the plot a perfect rating. 

The Writing-5/5

Jenny Han is one of my favorite authors so I have to give her writing a perfect rating because she's an amazing writer. 

The Pacing-5/5

The pacing was absolutely perfect in this book. It was never slow or boring. I was captivated by everything that happened in the book. 

The Cover-5/5

I love the cover. I noticed that Jenny's book covers are all white or at least have white on them. This cover perfectly describes the book so I had to give it a perfect rating.

The Characters-5/5

I really liked the characters in this book. Jenny is great at making very likable characters. I loved Lara Jean, she is such a refreshing character. I can relate to her a lot. She's really close to her family and I love that family is the most important thing to her. I love that she's not really outgoing and she's never had a boyfriend because I can relate to that. She has a lot of quiet hobbies and she's very artistic. She also bakes a lot. I don't understand why everyone thinks she's childish, I didn't think she was at all. She's very sweet and kind hearted, I just really liked her as a protagonist.I loved Kitty and Margot too. Kitty is so cute and mischievous and I love Margot even though she can be too serious and judgemental sometimes. I liked her friend Chris, she was nice. Honestly, I'm still not sure how I feel about Peter yet. I didn't love him in the beginning, he was kind of a jerk and selfish but he did grow on me throughout the book. I like him more now but for some reason I don't love him yet. Hopefully I'll like him more in the second book. As for the romance, I liked their relationship but there wasn't enough romance in the book for me to actually have an opinion. It was mostly fake-dating so a lot of it wasn't real. I was a little disappointed in Peter's confession though. He admitted he liked her but it wasn't a big confession like you see in romance books. I guess I'm too much of a hopeless romantic, haha. I really liked Josh, he is a good guy. I've heard great things about John and I can't wait to see him more in the next book. Lara Jean's family were definitely the best part of the book for me, I loved them. I can't wait to read more about the Song girls in the next book. 

Enjoyment-5/5

I actually read this book pretty fast, it was a fun, cute book. There were some dark parts of the book but it wasn't a depressing book at all. It was a happy, lighthearted book. I really enjoyed myself while reading it and it was so easy to get lost in the book. 

My overall rating is 4.5/5 Lily Pads. I originally gave this book a 5 but I thought it over and decided to give it a lower rating because I really liked this book but I didn't love it. It was a great book though.  I actually buddy read this book with my friend Rachel at https://www.youtube.com/user/Thelittlereadinglamb
We had a great time reading it and she loved it too! We're planning on buddy reading the second book at the end of July so it will be a couple weeks until I read the next book. I'm really excited to see what happens. This book is definitely worth a buy and if you haven't read her Summer trilogy yet what are you waiting for? You need to read it! That's my review. Thanks so much for reading. I'll have another review up soon so stay tuned. Happy reading! :)