ARC Review: The Devil’s Advocate

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Title: The Devil’s Advocate

Author: Michaela Haze

Genre & Age Group: Fantasy, romance, adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

Dahlia Clark is a Hell Broker. You want to sell your soul, she’s your girl.
The only problem? She’s not seen her boss, Luc, in over two centuries.
Not since he forced her out of hell, out of his bed and condemned her to be his eyes and ears on the surface.
As far as breakups go, it could have been better!

When Dahlia meets Samuel Rose, a male incubus with the London Underground scene wrapped around his finger, things are looking up in the romance department.
At least she can dust off a few of those cobwebs.

Wrong.
Lucifer doesn’t like it when people play with his things.
It doesn’t matter that he dumped her over two hundred years ago. The Devil wants Dahlia back, whatever the cost.

Source: Thank you so much to author Michaela Haze for providing me with an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!

How I Found Out About It: Author request

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This book is exactly the reason why I have no longer been accepting review requests from authors. I just almost never enjoy the books, which proves that many authors do not actually seem to read my review policy. (It may be my fault, too, for accepting the requests. But shh!) Author Michaela Haze requested for me to read and review this book for her, and under the influence that it was young adult, I accepted. Big mistake.

I have literally NO IDEA what this book was, but all I know is that it was all of the genres I don’t read mixed into one. (Why did I even accept this, again?) It was written for adults, it had elements of fantasy, and even a bit of erotica (ew!). These authors do not seem to understand that I am a teen in high school- I really should not be subjected to this stuff!

Typically in the third paragraph of my reviews I write up a brief synopsis of the book, but since I didn’t understand it, I will be passing on that for today. If you are (somehow) captivated in seeing what the book is about after reading my review, then by all means, check it out above or on Goodreads.

First, I want to talk about the characters. The protagonist’s name was Dahlia, and she was very forgettable and dull. She never seemed eager to make decisions by herself and always relied on others to make them for her, which was a definite turn-off for me. The other characters as well had no depth to them- there was literally nothing in terms of the characters for me to relate to.

Next up, the storyline. For me, unfortunately, none of the puzzle pieces really fit. The storyline got VERY sexual WAY too quickly– as I said before, I am way too young for this stuff- and it dealt with pregnancy as well, which is definitely a sensitive topic. I was mislead by the blurb; I didn’t expect any of this to be involved. Overall, I was ultimately very confused about how everything came together. 

The one perk about this book was the fact that it was written beautifully, but pushing that aside, I’m afraid I have to say that this book didn’t work for me at all. I sure won’t be recommending this to teens because I don’t think this is even supposed to be a young adult novel, but I guess this can appeal more to older readers who are more into fantasy. I usually have a hard time with this genre as it stands, and adding in mature themes makes it ten times worse for me. I’m sure The Devil’s Advocate is objectively a great book, but it’s just not the type of story I should be exposed to as a teenager. 


Rating: 🌟🌟

*I received a digital ARC of this book from author Michaela Haze in exchange for an honest review.*

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Saints and Misfits Review

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Title: Saints and Misfits

Author: S.K. Ali

Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

Saints and Misfits is an unforgettable debut novel that feels like a modern day My So-Called Life…starring a Muslim teen.

How much can you tell about a person just by looking at them?

Janna Yusuf knows a lot of people can’t figure out what to make of her…an Arab Indian-American hijabi teenager who is a Flannery O’Connor obsessed book nerd, aspiring photographer, and sometime graphic novelist is not exactly easy to put into a box.

And Janna suddenly finds herself caring what people think. Or at least what a certain boy named Jeremy thinks. Not that she would ever date him—Muslim girls don’t date. Or they shouldn’t date. Or won’t? Janna is still working all this out.

While her heart might be leading her in one direction, her mind is spinning in others. She is trying to decide what kind of person she wants to be, and what it means to be a saint, a misfit, or a monster. Except she knows a monster…one who happens to be parading around as a saint…Will she be the one to call him out on it? What will people in her tightknit Muslim community think of her then?

Source: Public library

How I Found Out About It: Goodreads/Blogging

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Upon the release of this book in June, there was a lot of hype surrounding it. People were praising its diverse themes and feminism, so naturally I knew that I wanted to pick it up and have a good time with it.

Okay, here’s my problem. Although I definitely did appreciate the feminism, morals and diversity, Saints and Misfits didn’t really appeal in other ways to me. I found that the main protagonist was unmemorable and that the plot moved much too slowly for me to get the most out of it.

This novel basically follows high schooler Janna. Being Muslim, a photographer, and a bookworm, she is very different from her peers and has trouble fitting in. Although her family tells her that she’s not allowed to date, she finds herself falling for a guy named Jeremy. If she does decide to break the rules and date him, will she still be respected in her Muslim community?

As I mentioned before, Janna was a dull and forgettable character. I liked that she had eclectic interests (for the record, all that most contemporary protagonists do is hang out with their friends and love interests), but for me, they just weren’t explored nearly as much as they could have been. I was super excited to hear how much Janna adores books, but if there was anything about it, it was in the tiny details of the story that I sometimes don’t tend to absorb.

Hence the fact that the pacing of this story was quite slow, I was never able to find myself completely engrossed. There were a lot of references to Muslim culture that I found hard to understand and process in my mind, and even though I appreciated the tiny bit of acquired knowledge about the culture, I know I am bound to forget it soon enough. Also, there wasn’t nearly enough swoon-worthy romance and this really disappointed me! Isn’t this technically supposed to be a romance story?

Overall, Saints and Misfits was a rather mediocre, unmemorable novel about embracing your identity and fitting in. It may not have been written with me in mind, but there is definitely potential for it to appeal to many other readers. Do you like huge loads of diversity, feminism, and coming-of-age morals in your books? If so, then go ahead and pick this one up- I can’t guarantee you’ll devour it, but I’m sure you’ll still enjoy it.

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The Halloween Book Tag//Two Weeks Late Because I’m a Rebel😈👻

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(Image credits go to Icebreaker694)

Hi everyone!💘

I would like to thank the amazing Icebreaker694 for tagging me in the Halloween Book Tag! Unfortunately, because I was only tagged on the day of Halloween, I didn’t get around to posting it before then, so I’m posting it now, two weeks after Halloween, because I am a rebel.😎

This was the first year that I didn’t feel like trick-or-treating, so instead me and some other friends went to a friend’s house to watch a scary movie. Well, watch is a bit of an overstatement. I get extremely bored by horror movies so I wasn’t really paying attention (oops?).

Anyway, let’s get started!👻


Carving Pumpkins: What book would you carve up and light on fire?

I wouldn’t go far as to say that, but in my opinion this book was absolutely horrible and I do not recommend it.🙅


Trick or Treat: Which character is a trick? Which character is a treat?

Trick- Regina George from Mean Girls

She is just so disgustingly fake, so it is a no-brainer that she is a trick.

Treat- Flora Goldwasser from Everything Must Go

Flora was a refreshing, unique, and quirky character. I adored her and she was quite a treat to read about!


Candy Corn: What’s a book that’s always sweet?

I have to agree with Icebreaker694 for this one and say any book by Kasie West! I have adored the fluffiness and sweetness of all of them so far!


Ghost: What character would you love to visit you as a ghost?

I’m going to say Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss!


Dressing up in a costume: What character would you want to be for a day?

Honestly, I have no idea. Most of my reads are contemporaries so there aren’t many costumes for those characters, you get what I mean?


Blood and Gore: What book was so creepy you had to take a break from it?

I am glad to say that I do not read creepy books, so I don’t have an answer for this one.🤷‍♀️


I tag…

Anyone who is rebellious like I am and wants to complete this tag late!😎


So tell me, have you read any of the books mentioned? Opinions? What did you do for Halloween? Was it fun? What was your costume? For me, all I wore was a turquoise owl onesie! Anyway, let me know in the comments below.

Au revoir!💜

Unplugged Review

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Title: Unplugged

Author: Donna Freitas

Genre & Age Group: Science fiction, dystopian, young adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

Humanity is split into the App World and the Real World—an extravagant virtual world for the wealthy and a dying physical world for the poor. Years ago, Skylar Cruz’s family sent her to the App World for a chance at a better life.

Now Skye is a nobody, a virtual sixteen-year-old girl without any glamorous effects or expensive downloads to make her stand out in the App World. Yet none of that matters to Skye. All she wants is a chance to unplug and see her mother and sister again.

But when the borders between worlds suddenly close, Skye loses that chance. Desperate to reach her family, Skye risks everything to get back to the physical world. Once she arrives, however, she discovers a much larger, darker reality than the one she remembers.

Source: Public library

How I Found Out About It: Blogging

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I first heard about Unplugged from the amazing Stephanie @ Teacher of YA. Last year when she posted a review raving about it, I was intrigued and decided to add it to my TBR. After a long wait, I was finally able to get my hands on it, and I was pumped!

This book was absolutely worth that wait. Although I wasn’t completely sucked in at all times, I still really enjoyed the high action and the riveting plot. I know that I will for sure be recommending this severely underrated book to lovers of dystopian fiction in the future!

To synopsize this story, it revolves around a teen girl named Skye. There are two worlds existing during her time- the Real World and the App World. When she was younger, she was sent to live in the App World apart from her family because they believed she deserved the best. Fasting forward a few years, Skye is unhappy in her world and would do anything to go back to her beloved family. Because the borders have closed, it is very hard for Skye to return to her old world, but she makes it by the skin of her teeth. Will she like what she sees, and most importantly, will she reunite with her family?

I really appreciated how Freitas crafted Skye. Her bravery, loyalty, and determination made her an amazing role model for readers. She risked a ton just to see her family again, and to me, that is wisdom and faithfulness at their best. I can’t wait to see how much more she develops in the next instalments of the series!

In addition to the strong main character, fantastic world-building and an engaging plot also contributed to making this novel a very enjoyable one. I absolutely adored how there were apps for everything in the appropriately named App World- they replaced stores, food, clothing, and literally anything you can name! Also, the story started off slowly and didn’t pick up the pace until about halfway through, but once it did, I LOVED it. I don’t normally devour books involving a lot of action, but this one had me sold.

All in all, having completed this book is making me very hungry for the next one. It is so riveting that the characters, plot, and world-building aspect will leave you immediately wanting more. Thus, I will again not hesitate to recommend Unplugged to avid readers of dystopian and sci-fi novels- unplug from your technology, go to the closest library or bookstore, and pick up this book! You will certainly not regret it.

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First & Then Review

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Title: First & Then

Author: Emma Mills

Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

Devon Tennyson wouldn’t change a thing. She’s happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon’s cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent for football, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive star running back, Ezra, right where she doesn’t want them: first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life.

Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights in this contemporary novel about falling in love with the unexpected boy, with a new brother, and with yourself.

Source: Public library

How I Found Out About It: Goodreads/Blogging

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If you stay on top of my blog, then you may know that I dislike most books about sports. I am not such a huge fan of them in real life, nor am I in literature. When I first read the synopsis of First & Then, although I realized that it mentioned football, I thought that it would only be a minor element of the story. Well, I was wrong about that. Regardless, I still enjoyed most of it.

To add on, there were many elements about it that I really appreciated, as well as some that I disliked, and I’ll go into them in full detail later. I definitely liked the characters and the plot, but I think the main thing that bored me a bit about this book was, again, the sports aspect.

For a synopsis of the story, First & Then follows main character Devon. Life as far as she knows it is pretty sweet, and she wouldn’t change a thing. In spite of this, though, things still do change- when she decides to take a gym course in school, her cousin Foster and a foe named Ezra are placed into her class and prove their talent in playing football. Soon enough, Devon finds herself immersed in both football and into their personal lives.

I found Devon to be a little hard to love at first. She seemed pretty close-minded and she whined a lot, which I didn’t like at all, but I feel as if she developed immensely and amazingly as a character as she learned to accept the two boys as they were and appreciate football more.

Now for the other characters! Foster was pretty much embedded into Devon’s family, and the fact that he was included in so many of their doings was super sweet. I also thought that Ezra, despite his slightly stuck-up jock personality, had the potential to become a new book crush of mine. He honestly seemed gorgeous, but can I see myself swooning over him? Ehhh.

The plot had a bit of a slow build-up, but that’s okay. That gave me more time to get to know the amazingly crafted characters, and I’m quite thankful for that. As I said before, there was A LOT of football talk, so be sure to prepare yourself for that if you ever decide to give this novel a read.

To sum everything up, First & Then stands as a 3.5 star read in my eyes. I’m not comfortable with rating it any higher because of all the unexpected football games and lingo that went over my head, but I didn’t want to rate it any lower because the characters were fantastically real. So, are you a fan of sports? Do you want to read a story with characters that will find a place in your heart? If you answered yes to either question, then I would highly recommend this novel to you.

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October 2017 Book Haul

Hi everyone!💜

Since October has ended, it is now time for a book haul! Honestly, my reading month could have been better, but that’s okay. I am crossing my fingers that I will be able to read at least fifteen books this month and another fifteen next month. If I do this, I will be able to reach my goal of reading 200 books this year. However, school, family, and friends will always come first, but I will still try to find time to read despite these other obligations.

Oh- and by the way, I finally got a bookshelf! While I was at my youth group’s convention last weekend, my parents installed it for me and I was overjoyed to have been sent pictures of it. I have so many books that my “bookhouse” is still in use, though. Here are some pictures:

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So let’s get cracking with the book haul!


Borrowed from the library:


Received from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review:


Received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review:


Received from my dad (thank you so much! I love you!😘)


So tell me, have you read any of these books? If so, opinions? Are any on your TBR? What did you guys haul this past month? Let me know in the comments below.

Au revoir!💜

When It’s Real Review

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Title: When It’s Real

Author: Erin Watt

Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend.

Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley’s team decides it’s time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he’s settled down.

Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of “normal.” Under ordinary circumstances she’d never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn’t have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley’s team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley’s a shallow, self-centered jerk? It’s not like they’re going to fall for each other in real life…right?

Source: Public library

How I Found Out About It: Blogging

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I know that I have been picking up so many of these types of books lately. Music, which is one of my only other escapes besides books, and contemporary romance, my favourite genre, both tied into one book with the love interest as a pop star is seriously the best. Also, how could you pass up on reading this book after eyeing that gorgeous cover? I know I certainly couldn’t have.

I think you’ll be able to guess that hence my trend of loving these books, When It’s Real just joined the list. I have read many books like this before, but I know I’ll for sure remember this one over some of the others.

This novel basically follows the dual perspectives of teens Oakley (male) and Vaughn (female). Oakley is a pop star whose team simply wants him to be seen in a different light, so they try to help him with that, hiring Vaughn to be a fake girlfriend of his to gain attention. Vaughn is perfectly happy with her own boyfriend and knows that this is merely a scheme for Oakley to be noticed, and she dislikes him when they first meet. Soon enough, though, she realizes that she’s falling for the both of them.

Although I felt very sorry for her, Vaughn’s backstory isn’t unheard of in YA fiction. She’s lost both of her parents and her sister is the only family member she still has. Pushing that aside, I still saw her as a fantastic character whom readers will be able to look up to and adore.

Now it’s Oakley’s turn to be judged! He may have been a popular teen heartthrob, but I found him to be quite humble for what he had going for him- unlike many celebrities who drink regularly and often get arrested, in my opinion he wasn’t the least bit full of himself, and I admired that.

I liked the fast pace of this novel’s plot, but I do think that the page count could have been a tiny bit smaller if the pointless filler scenes were removed. The inconsistently switching POVs got confusing for me at times, but by the end of the book I was easily able to distinguish between the two protagonists. As well, the romance was adorable (love the enemies turned into lovers trope!) even despite the love triangle involving Vaughn, Oakley, and her extremely rude boyfriend named “W.” In the end, I just love the happiness that this book brings. 🙂

Overall, I have to say that I was a big fan of When It’s Real. I’d definitely consider reading some more about the well-crafted characters and simply just having this storyline make me feel gregarious again. Those who enjoy reading about set up relationships, heartthrob pop stars, and enemies turned into lovers would adore this read for sure!

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As I Descended Review//A Spooky Read Just In Time For Halloween!👻

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Title: As I Descended

Author: Robin Talley

Genre & Age Group: Paranormal, retellings, horror, LGBTQ, young adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

“Something wicked this way comes.”

Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—even if no one knows it but them.

Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey.

Golden child Delilah is a legend at the exclusive Acheron Academy, and the presumptive winner of the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize. She runs the school, and if she chose, she could blow up Maria and Lily’s whole world with a pointed look, or a carefully placed word.

But what Delilah doesn’t know is that Lily and Maria are willing to do anything—absolutely anything—to make their dreams come true. And the first step is unseating Delilah for the Kingsley Prize. The full scholarship, awarded to Maria, will lock in her attendance at Stanford―and four more years in a shared dorm room with Lily.

Maria and Lily will stop at nothing to ensure their victory—including harnessing the dark power long rumored to be present on the former plantation that houses their school.

But when feuds turn to fatalities, and madness begins to blur the distinction between what’s real and what is imagined, the girls must decide where they draw the line.

Source: Public library

How I Found Out About It: Blogging

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I had been hearing spectacular things about As I Descended for ages before I picked it up. I was at first skeptical to read it because I am normally not a fan of paranormal novels, but when I learned that my English class was going to be reading Macbeth later on in the semester, I decided to give this one a chance since it is a retelling of the famous Shakespeare tale.

I feel quite thankful to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome that this book gave. Not only was it amazingly written, but it had many diverse themes and uniqueness that made it extra special.

Since my class has not yet started studying Macbeth at the time of my writing this review, I have no idea what is similar between the two, but I may write up a recap post after we are done with the play study.

Anyway, for a brief summary of the plot, As I Descended follows two protagonists named Maria and Lily who have been dating for a while. When they start to believe that nothing and nobody could ever break their bond, in comes Delilah, the so-called leader of their school. Since the couple opposes Delilah, they decide to try to take away her chance at winning a scholarship- and they’ll do anything to win it themselves and spend even more time together.

The one thing I adored the most about this story was the characters and how unique they all were. They all had different qualities to set them apart from each other, but my personal favourite would have to have been Lily. Despite the fact that she had been in a horrible accident some years back that scarred her both emotionally and physically, and especially considering all the troubles she went through during the course of the novel, she had a very positive attitude. That to me is the definition of a standout protagonist- flawed, but at the same time real and enthusiastic about life.

As for the plot, it was so fast-paced and riveting that I could barely put this book down. I was honestly compelled by *almost* every beautifully written word inside this novel, and I as well loved the diverse inclusion of LGBTQ+ themes. I am not really used to reading about spirits and the mere thought of them did spook me at times, but As I Descended was definitely able to get me more comfortable with them and PLUS even more excited to start studying Macbeth! Can I start right now?!

To sum it all up, this novel has absolutely become one of my new favourites. Because of the paranormal aspect, I had such low expectations for this book, but I was blown out of the park! For fans of novels with spooky premises along with a small dab of LGBTQ+ themes, be prepared to be blown away by this gem of a story!

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One Lovely Blog Award

Hi everyone!😁

The amazing Maygin @ Diversifying Perspective, One Book at a Time has nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks so much, Maygin, you’re awesome! Her blog is the best, so make sure to check it out if you haven’t already!💞

So let’s get started, shall we?


The Rules:

-Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog

-Share 7 things about yourself

-Nominate others (up to 15)

-Include this set of rules

-Inform your nominees


My Facts:

1. This blog is in the process of a revamp! I have been trying to start making new graphics and reformatting some pages, and my goal is to have this blog renamed and redesigned by the start of 2018. I am no longer digging the magenta design and my blog’s header, so you will see what I have in store once it’s changed!😉

2. To add on to the name change, I ran a poll for it on my Twitter page with a few names I liked the most. Here are the results I have received:

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I didn’t receive too many votes, but more people seemed to gravitate towards A Bookish Paradise. We shall see!😁

3. This post was scheduled in advance, but if you are reading this at the time it was published, I am currently at a convention in Niagara Falls with a youth group I recently joined. It is in the future as I write this post, so I can’t tell you how it’s going right now… but I’m hoping it’s been fun. Anyway, the idea of the convention is so exciting!😛

4. I dislike tank tops.🤷‍♀️

5. I am pretty short at approximately 5’1, but I appreciate my small size and its many perks!💜

6. Although I am Canadian, I have never been in contact with skis. Some people who know me may find this surprising because I have a cottage that is very close to some big ski hills, but no, I have never tried skiing before! I do hope to someday, though.⛷

7. I’ve got no more ideas for another fact, so cheesy enough, this is my last one.😂


I nominate…

1. what the log had to say

2. Yarravy @ Star Crowned Book Throne

3. Wendy @ Raising My Book

As always, it’s totally fine with me if you decide to either skip or participate in this tag, but I am hoping I will still get a chance to learn more about you guys!💞


So tell me, do you dis/agree with anything I said? Are you excited for my blog’s revamp? Do you have a new blog name to support or suggest? Let me know in the comments below.

Au revoir!💜

You Have Seven Messages Review

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Title: You Have Seven Messages

Author: Stewart Lewis

Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, mystery, young adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

It’s been a year since Luna’s mother, the fashion-model wife of a successful film director, was hit and killed by a taxi in New York’s East Village. Luna, her father, and her little brother, Tile, are still struggling with grief.
When Luna goes to clean out her mother’s old studio, she’s stunned to find her mom’s cell phone there—charged and holding seven unheard messages. As Luna begins to listen to them, she learns more about her mother’s life than she ever wanted to know . . . and she comes to realize that the tidy tale she’s been told about her mother’s death may not be the whole truth.

Source: Public library

How I Found Out About It: By browsing through the shelves at the library

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Grief is not a new topic in YA fiction. In probably at least half of the contemporaries I read, the protagonist is dealing with some type of grief, whether it be a deceased parent or grandparent, a friend moving away, or divorced or missing parents. Nevertheless, when I was checking out some of the books at my local library, this one caught my eye and seemed like it would be a captivating mystery story involving grief with immense character development.

Even though I did see some undeniable flaws in this novel, I think that it’s pretty safe to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I didn’t think that the concept and protagonist were mind-blowingly unique, but I really appreciated the morals and writing style this book offers.

You Have Seven Messages basically follows a teenage girl named Luna. A year ago, her mother, who was a model, was killed by a taxi on the streets of New York. One day, Luna decides to go through her mom’s old studio and finds her old cellphone. She notices that seven messages had been left, and intrigued, she decides to listen to them. Little did she know that each one leads her to somewhere different and helps put together the puzzle pieces of her mom’s rather mysterious and sudden death.

I believe that Luna was an okay protagonist, but in my opinion she was also pretty average and forgettable. One thing I have to mention is that although she was 15 in the story, she sounded a bit more juvenile than that- maybe around the 12 or 13 year old range. Most 15 year olds I know are much more mature than her character was, and this bothered me a bit.

Plot-wise, You Have Seven Messages is not the most unique thing I’ve read, either. If you want me to be completely honest, grief is so overdone in books, and this book’s portrayal of grief simply wasn’t one that really stood out. In spite of this, I enjoyed following the mysteries that Luna unraveled about her mom’s death and seeing her grow as a person, as well.

Overall, this was a good story about learning to let go and move on from tragedy, and also knowing that the person you miss is still inside of you somewhere, waiting to emerge. If you enjoy mystery novels revolving around grief and character development, You Have Seven Messages is calling your name. You may not fall in love with the protagonist, but the mystery and morals are too good to be overlooked.

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