It’s Just Ann by Bel Watson

Title: It’s Just Ann

Author: Bel Watson

Published: March 1st, 2015

Genre: YA Contemporary

Rating: 4.5/5

Summary from Wattpad: 

“Let’s get the facts straight. I am no heroine and I will never bring pride to my family. I am what you could call a failure. My grades? Average. My social life? Average. Talents? Hmm… well, I think I have none. I’m not exceptional in any way and I know I’m a disappointment for my father. And in this day and age there’s no way I could just take my father’s place to save him from a horrible fate. There is a huge weight on my shoulders but I can’t carry it no matter how hard I try. I have no idea what I can do, I only know what I can’t do. Yet I still would try anything to make my father proud, even just once. Oh right, I forgot to tell you whom I was name after. Yes, I was named after Mulan, that bright heroine who saved China and brought pride to her family. Talk about big expectations. But Mulan doesn’t suit me, so it’s just Ann.”

Review:

I really loved this book I found the book on Wattpad and you can find it here. This book is a part of the “Aware Princess” series which started as a fan-fiction series about One Direction (I was/still am a big Directioner) but morphed into general fiction. This is one of my favorite books and I’m surprised it hasn’t been published yet. The plot is very interesting and dynamic and it explores friendships and familial relationships. It also explores the idea of stepping up in life to meet new challenges such a defeating the huns or taking over your father’s company. What really struck me about this book was how diverse this cast was which I really enjoyed. The author strove to create three-dimensional characters and also made these characters diverse without making them into clichés. The male leads in this were 110% swoon worthy. Can someone please get me a Charlie because he is a dreamboat? This book was fantastic and I would definitely recommend it also it’s very accessible on Wattpad.

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Have a wonderful week!

xoxo,

Madison ❤

 

 

 

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Birthday Book Haul!

Hi guys! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! So, my birthday just recently came up and I thought I would show you guys all the mystical magical books I was given! This is my FIRST book haul so I am SUPER excited for you guys to see the books I got!

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Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke

The Duff by Kody Keplinger

If I Stay by Gayle Foreman

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

So I know I’m a little late on reading some of these… You’re probably thinking “MADISON THAT’S ABOUT TO BE A MOVIE!” or “Gosh, Madison that is already a movie.”  So, yes I’m late but i’m thinking about doing a giveaway to make up for it so let me know if you’d like me to do that down below. I’m sorry I’ve been missing but I have a ton of great review coming up soon! If you’d like to see what I’ve been reading you can check out my Goodreads page!

XOXO,

Madison

Here is a song I have been loving;

Sara Bareilles – Winter Song

“This is my winter song to you.
The storm is coming soon,
it rolls in from the sea

My voice; a beacon in the night.
My words will be your light,
to carry you to me.

Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love
They say that things just cannot grow
beneath the winter snow,
or so I have been told.

They say were buried far,
just like a distant star
I simply cannot hold.”

16 Books for my 16th

Today I turned 16!!!!

So I thought I would share 16 of my favorite books/series with you guys.

So, here are my top sixteen. Enjoy!giphy

P.S  these are in no particular order

1.) The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

2.) Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

3.) The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series by Ann Brashares

4.) Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

5.) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

6.) Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

7.) The Missing Girl by Norma Fox Mazer

8.)Marked by P.C Cast

9.) Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

10.) The Gallagher Girl Series by Ally Carter

11.) The Clique Series by Lisi Harrison

12.)Fallen by Lauren Kate

13.) Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

14.) The Airhead series by Meg Cabot

15.)The Winnie Years (Series) by Lauren Myracle

16.) The Judy Moody Series by Megan McDonald

XOXO,

Madison

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

*TRIGGER WARNING- THIS BOOK DOES DEAL WITH SUICIDE*

ThirteenReasonsWhyTitle: 13 Reasons Why

Author: Jay Asher

Published: October 18th, 2007

Genre: YA

Rating: 5/5

Summary:

One day Clay Jensen walks home to find a mysterious box on his front porch. So, like any other teenager he opens the box and inside he finds thirteen tapes. Clay finds out these tapes have recorded the final words of Hannah Baker, a girl who Clay had a crush on for years and who had committed suicide two weeks ago. Clay decides to click play and he begins to unravel the story of why Hannah Baker decided life was no longer worth living.

Review:

I absolutely loved this book. This book talks about suicide in a truthful honest manner. It discusses the little things that we don’t want to think about. Jay Asher exposes humanity and shows the true fragility of a human soul. This book made me think about how all of our experiences shape us as a person.

“No one know for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people.”

Hannah Baker was so hopeless, so tragic, so utter truthful that it just broke my heart. Clay heard her pain and all he wanted to was pause but he kept going because he loved her.

“A lot of you cared, just not enough”

This book was amazing, enlightening, and completely utterly breathtaking.

I thought this song fit the book:

Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Follow You into the Dark

“Love of mine, some day you will die
But I’ll be close behind
I’ll follow you into the dark
No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight
Waiting for the hint of a spark

If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the “No”‘s on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark”  

XOXO,

Madison