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July 2017

Been on WordPress for 2 years!!!

So happy to say I have been on wordpress for two years! Thank you guys for all of your likes, comments, and support. I seriously couldn’t have done it without any of you. Thank you for nominating me awards and making me feel welcome on WordPress! I might not have been on here for a while because of school, stuff at home etc but you guys supported me anyway and I really appreciate it. I am so happy to be back on here and will as always be posting soon!! Love you and see you soon my bookworms!!!!

-Jordan

Almana by Julayn Adams: Book Review

“In the aftermath of World War III, the world has become a dangerous place. The ruthless dictator, Equis, and his army, Armageddon, are quickly taking over major metropolitan areas on the west coast of the United States. The end of humanity is imminent. Their one hope lies in the hands of a seventeen-year-old-girl, Alexa. When Almana volunteers to leave Heaven to guide Alexa, she never thought that her own destiny would include falling in love with a human. Now, cursed to remain on Earth forever, Almana finds that her task is much more than she bargained for.”

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Review: Probably one of my all time favorite books!! Julayn Adams really made you feel for the characters including the bad ones 😉 Not only were Almana and Cam’s relationship romantic and heartwarming, they were best friends which made the relationship even more lighthearted and real.  It didn’t feel like the relationship was rushed like other books and wasn’t one of those love at first sight books (Don’t get me started on how many books are like that.) Even though they had a immediate connection right away it took them a while for them to actually be in a relationship mostly because Almana was an angel and Cam was human.

Almana and Alexa’s relationship grew throughout the book in a way real friends would and made me happy that it wasn’t one of those we just met lets be best friends type of relationship (Again don’t get me started how many books are like that.)

The book did have some swearing (Most if not all from Cam) And Almana and Cam did have he tiniest bit of sexual behavior. They did have sex but you didn’t really know until it said in the next chapter that they put there clothes on and left. As you probably know I really don’t like super sexual books so I found this part 100% okay with me. Its not something you should be super worried about for your teens to read, but since there is some swearing I would recommend this book for ages 12+

In conclusion, the book was amazing and I could not put it down once! The only thing that bothered me was how confusing the end was considering how Almana’s perspective changed into Alexa’s perspective. The ending was just a bit confusing in general. I think I read it about two or three times before I fully understood what happened. I am so proud and honored to have such and amazing and talented mother. This was her very first book and was one of the best books I have ever read! (I have read a lot of books in my lifetime for only being fourteen and I am not saying this because she is my mum)

Seriously you guys wont regret reading this!! Click here to learn more about the book and click here to buy a physical copy or ebook and while your at it read the reviews as well!!! Trust me i’m not the only one who thinks this book is amazing! Thank you for reading my long as review (If you got this far) and will be posting soon!! See you soon Bookworms!!

-Jordan

 

 

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella: Book Review

“An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.”

Review from Goodreads. Click here for the page.

 

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This is what you are probably wondering while reading this book review. Is this one of those love stories where the boy helps the girl get better with true love? I was wondering the exact same thing and was going to just put it back on the library shelf but I though why not give it a shot. I found that surprisingly this was not the case. Although the boy Linus helped Audrey get better she did most of it on her own and not all of it was from Linus.

I was happy that the book wasn’t too romantic and found it great that Linus and Audrey’s relationship wasn’t very sexual. I found the relationship almost like a friendly, loving relationship. I think Audrey’s parents had some kind of talk that had sexual content in it but it wasn’t major and I barely noticed it. I would say that there was quite a bit of swearing from one of the characters (Audrey’s brother) but I would say that it wasn’t too much for me to handle and didn’t cross the line, but the book was on the sweary side so i’d say the book should be for ages 12 and up.

The book had a very positive message as it showed how bullying is a big issue and it effects a lot of people, especially teenagers. Audrey was able to push through that pain and used lots of coping strategies which can help teens with the same problems. Audrey was a very big role model throughout the book as well for being brave by trying her best to recover from her anxiety disorder.  This also showed lots of educational value as it showed what anxiety, panic attacks, loss, and bullying feels like and how much it can affect people.

All in all it was one of my favorite books and really enjoyed reading it and reviewing it. Even though the main protagonist went through a lot,  it was a pretty lighthearted book and didn’t make you feel terrible reading it. Hope you liked this review! Comment down below if you have any books that you think I might be interested in! Bye for now Bookworms!

-Jordan

I’m Back!!!

Hey Bookworms! I am back from a long break! I’m really sorry I haven’t been posting and answering to comments and requests as I have been very busy with home life. I had lots of homework and lots of stuff going on that I had forgot about this blog completely!

As a student in year nine I can tell you I had a bunch of homework. My stress became really high and anxiety was a big issue with me. I am now home schooled with my lovely mom as my teacher. Part of my schooling will be doing this blog and writing reviews. Who knows, I might even write short stories and stuff on here for you guys to enjoy!

As you guys probably know I am a HUGE bookworm and read constantly so it might surprise you that I have no reviews up on my website. Let me quickly explain why that is. One day I started reading back my reviews and realized that a lot of them had lots of grammar mistakes and poor word choices. So what I will be doing is rewriting my reviews and maybe briefly skim through those books to get a good understanding of what I read.

So really stay tuned for new reviews and I promise that this time there will be NO LONG BREAKS!!! So I will be posting as soon as possible. Oh and almost forgot I will be changing my blog name and if you bookworms have any website name ideas please let me know by commenting down below! Your guy’s help is so much appreciated! Don’t give up on my yet! Be posting soon! Bye for now bookworms!

– Jordan

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