Book Review: The Perfect Mother

Book: The Perfect Mother

Author: Aimee Molloy

Summary: Vanity Fair calls it one of the most anticipated books of the summer. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Scandal’s Kerry Washington.

An addictive psychological thriller about a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing.

They call themselves the May Mothers—a collection of new moms who gave birth in the same month. Twice a week, with strollers in tow, they get together in Prospect Park, seeking refuge from the isolation of new motherhood; sharing the fears, joys, and anxieties of their new child-centered lives.

When the group’s members agree to meet for drinks at a hip local bar, they have in mind a casual evening of fun, a brief break from their daily routine. But on this sultry Fourth of July night during the hottest summer in Brooklyn’s history, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is abducted from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but the May Mothers insisted that everything would be fine. Now Midas is missing, the police are asking disturbing questions, and Winnie’s very private life has become fodder for a ravenous media.

Though none of the other members in the group are close to the reserved Winnie, three of them will go to increasingly risky lengths to help her find her son. And as the police bungle the investigation and the media begin to scrutinize the mothers in the days that follow, damaging secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are formed and fractured.

I’ve been on suuuuuuuuch a Adult Thriller kick lately and I can’t stop reading every book I can possibly find. After I finished The Woman in the Window, I knew I was going to have a new obsession. I seriously never thought I would be a huge fan of the genre since my favorites are typically Young Adult Fantasy, but I’m in looooooove.

This book was so good, although I have to say, I think I enjoyed it the most because I was listening to it on Audible. I’ve noticed that if I’m listening to the book, Thrillers are my iiiiisssshhhh. But when I try to read them on my Kindle, or even hardback, it’s so much harder for me to get into them. So, I would definitely 10/10 recommend this one on Audible!

The plot was a little jumbled, and it was a bit hard for me to keep up at some points, but I think because I was listening to it rather than reading it, it didn’t bother me as much as I’ve noticed others pointed out on Goodreads?

I will say the characters aren’t really memorable, I couldn’t name a single one to you right now, but then again I read this a few months ago…..

(I’m really backed up on reviews ever since I started my senior year, it’s baaaad. I’m sorry, but I’m catching up now pinky promise, okay? Okay.)

If you’re looking for a quick thriller, that’s a little predictable at times, but is still a really really fun read, I would 10000% recommend this book! I won’t say it’s as good as The Woman in the Window, but if you’re wanting to get your Thriller fix during this spoopy season, I definitely say pick this one up!

Book Review: Geekerella

Book: Geekerella (Starfield #1)

Author: Ashley Poston

Summary: Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad’s old costume, Elle’s determined to win – unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons – before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake – until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

Part-romance, part-love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.

If I had found this book when I was first getting into fandoms–shout out to 2010, high school me on Tumblr, unknowingly becoming part of the One Direction before it was cool (I’m so not kidding, kind of wish I was), I would have lost my mind. I mean, this is basically published fanfiction.

Now.

When I say that, I don’t mean it in the same way that After was fanfiction, because lets be real, that really was just Harry Styles fanfiction. Ya know, since I literally read it when the name was Harry, not Hardin, and it was on good ‘ol Wattpad. But I won’t rant about that, or the book itself, today.

This one was more of a fictional story about what it would be like for a fanfiction to actually happen… Does that make any sense?

Basically, there’s no creepy indicators that this book is actually written about a real life person, and it’s just really cute and cheesy.

The dialogue was totally lame, and the entire thing was pretty unrealistic, but ya know what, I’m living my best life and embracing all of my teenage fandom dreams. It kind of reminded me of A Cinderella Story with the evil step mother and sisters, and then it was full on fandom dreams for the rest of it.

I don’t usually go for the movie star characters, but this one was really good and I actually really enjoyed it. It really makes me want more books about them. I’ve always loved a good prince or royalty one, but those are always in fantasy novels. Seeing them in a contemporary was really nice and refreshing.

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!

Ya girl is back.

I’ve realized that Booktube just really isn’t for me. I like the idea of it, and I like the idea of having ‘filming days’ and editing videos and whatever, but honestly, it’s just not the same in execution. I miss being able to bring up my blog wherever I am and start blogging, reviewing, or writing about books whenever I want.

SO. Ya girl is back and she is R E A D Y. I have so many reviews to do, and so many posts I want to make, and now it’s time. It’s time to word vomit all over these posts and put in all kinds of gifs. I’m inspired and feeling myself (bookishly tbh) and LETS DO IT.

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!

Book Review: The Diviners & Lair of Dreams

Book: The Diviners & Lair of Dreams

Author: Libba Bray

Summary: Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.

I’m officially in love with this series. And yes, I may or may not have already gotten completely caught up on the books faster than I could film videos….. I mean, details, details.

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone

Book: Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1)

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Summary: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

YOU. GUYS.

THIS BOOK.

OH MY GOD.

I have so many feelings about reading this one. I mean, first of all, thank you @ the amazing publisher for letting me read this baby early aka, binge in a night and wake up with a totally worth it book hangover. Second of all, I MEAN, THIS BOOK.

All of my ramblings can be found on my Booktube channel! Please comment and let me know what you thought, or if you’ll be reading it!