Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Review: Folded Notes from High School by Matt Boren

Folded Notes from High School

Folded Notes from High School is told entirely through notes passed by a group of students in the same high school in the 90's. I think this was a pretty neat and very unique way to tell the story. It was very telling to see the difference between what someone writes about a situation to one person then says something completely different to someone else in another note. Ah, the nostalgia of the melodramatics of school. Tara is the main character and is definitely a bit dramatic and very wishy washy(Is it bad that I found that entertaining?). One day she loves her boyfriend, the next she loves someone else, one day she is fighting with her best friend, the next she is so thankful to have her in her life. It's kind of silly in reality yet absolutely dead serious to Tara. Being a teen is definitely an emotional time so I won't hold it against her as a character because it is actually very realistic. I'm sure I knew quite a few Tara types in my day. The layout and nostalgia made it a fun read for me and overall I would say that it was pretty enjoyable. I was kind of upset that I did not get to find out exactly what happens at the end, but as long as there will be a sequel I'm good with that. The ending definitely left me wanting more (but in a good way)! I think anyone who grew up in the 90's should pick this book up and think back on the antics of school days past.

** I voluntarily chose to receive this book from the publisher for review purposes. All thoughts expressed here are my own. **

Friday, April 6, 2018

Review: Unraveled by Kate Jarvik Birch (Perfected #3)

Unraveled is action-packed and fast paced. Wonderful ending to a fantastic series. Everything in the first two books is coming to a head so it's very suspenseful and intriguing. The main character, Ella, has done a lot of self discovery and growth throughout the series. I felt more connected to her struggles than ever and was glad to see her taking action in this one. There was a loss in this one that surprised me, although I guess it shouldn't have. I was always anxious to find out what was going to happen next and therefore found this a very quick read. I liked that it was a bit darker and more gritty than I originally thought the series would be. It's hard to talk about this one book without thoughts of the entire series leaking through but I really did enjoy each book on it's own and the series even more as a whole. It's dark and compelling with some action and romance too. I definitely recommend this series to those who enjoy a dark YA dystopian read. 

 ** I received this book from Entangled Teen through Netgalley and voluntarily reviewed it. **