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Reviewing books that aren’t for your age-range.

Howdy. Today I come to you with a little discussion post regarding “books that aren’t for your age-range”. I want to share just some thoughts that have been on my mind lately and see what other people think!

I feel like there’s two sides to the YA coin: young-Young Adult and mature-Young Adult. You can spot the difference between these two with the writing style, the actual age of the characters and the plot-points and topics discussed in the text.

That’s not to say that books with younger characters can’t fit into the mature-Young Adult category, or that young-Young Adult can’t still discuss important matters. I feel like most people are going to understand what I’m trying to say so I’m not going to over-explain myself. (please say you know what I mean🤞)

As someone who is approaching 20 *gasp horror* I’m starting to grow out of a large section of this genre that I still do really love. And that’s okay. It’s the circle of life. But sometimes I don’t realise that until I start reading.

For example, one of the first books I picked up this year was I Think I Love You by Aurianne Desombre and as soon as I started reading I realised the characters where younger then I was expecting and it read a lot younger too.

Ultimately I ended up enjoying it. I thought the age of the characters worked with the story being told and I found it cute, but before getting to that point I did have to think “how am I going to rate and review this?” Personally I didn’t like it but is it fair to drag down a books rating when logically I can see that it was meant for a younger audience?

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🖤My Favourite Love Stories🖤

Hi, hey, hello, welcome to my blog and Happy Valentines day!💕

Today is the day of love. Today is also the day I take a philosophy exam I’ve been studying all week for. My philosophy teacher definitely does not love me.

While in real time right now I’m probably stressing out more then is probably necessary (I see you future me), I thought I’d share some of my favourite love stories.

When I say “love stories” I don’t mean a romance novel or a book that’s main plot point is necessarily the romance but instead I’m talking about the love between two characters in general ya know. Their connection, their road to happily ever after etcetera.

There’s actually two fictional couples that are the main inspiration for this post and so I’m going to talk about them first because they’re the ones I care about the most:

Jem Carstairs & Tessa Grey (Shadowhunter Chronicles)

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Don’t get me wrong I adore Tessa and Will together, although the beginning of their relationship is rocky their love and life together is incredibly sweet if not also emotionally traumatic to us readers *cough* Clockwork Princess Prequel *cough* but my god Jem and Tessa literally waited a whole ass century to be together!

They were couple goals back in the nineteen century and they’re still couple goals over a hundred years later! 2019 was truly the year I came to realise just how much I love Jem Carstairs which was probably the best thing to come out of last year to be honest.

I really hope I get more of these two in the Wicked Powers series coming out I don’t even know when.

Neil Josten & Andrew Minyard (All For the Game)

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It’s no secrete that I adore the All For the Game series and a big part of my love for those books has to do with Neil and Andrew.

Theirs really isn’t the typical love story. It’s full of psychotic fathers, made up sports and the freaking mafia but it’s the story of two people who’ve been so alone and had such terrible things happen to them coming together and finding each other and trusting each other and protecting each other and learning to love each other in their own ways.

It’s also the story of a gay character and a demi sexual character that spams three whole books with slow-burn and hate-to-love (or well … hate-to-“hate”) and the premis of their relationship is built on trust and most importantly consent and I just love it so much.

I would happily stop there but I’ve added two more couples who I also love just to even it out a bit: Continue reading “🖤My Favourite Love Stories🖤”

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Couples I Don’t Think Stayed Together // Top 5 Tuesday

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Hi, hey, hello and happy Tuesday 🙂

Today’s topic was HARD! So hard and so today is more like Top 3 Couples I Don’t Think Stayed Together because I am struggling.

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah @ The Bionic Book Worm

Dimple & Rishi

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