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The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

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     This story is about a young girl named Hazel who is in the fight of her life. Or, really it is more like a battle because there is no way she can win the fight. Hazel has cancer and she will always have difficulty breathing due to the fluid that has filled her lungs, but that does not stop her from living the life that she wants. In her support group she meets a boy who will forever change her life, Augusts Waters. Augusts also has cancer, but he is one of the “lucky ones” and is now considered cancer free, but in his battle he lost his leg. What the two of them found in each other is something that only a few people can hope to gain in a full lifetime, that these two teenagers found in their battles.

This novel got me. Yes, it got me. This novel touched so many emotions of mine, some of which I didn’t know I had. To me the overall idea of it was uplifting, and made me want to reevaluate my life, and how I see myself and others around me. To me the whole premise of the novel was to live life the way you want to, find true love and go after it no matter what the consequences may be. To truly let your heart be opened even if you think it might be shattered. What I also really enjoyed was that there was a story within a story, with the one that she was reading, and the one that was going on in her life, and the similarities that came about. The amount of tears I had reading this was ridiculous. It has been a long time since a novel effected me as much as this one did. Well that’s kind of true. The Five People You Meet in Heaven also made me think about life to its core. John Green did a fantastic job with this, and I can’t wait to read more of his work. I just recently got Looking for Alaska and I cannot wait to read that either. If you can’t tell, of course I recommend this novel. I would read it again if I felt like I can take the emotional tole of it, but I don’t think that I can. Until next time,

Keep turning the pages
90s Born Reader
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Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices), Cassandra Clare

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Cassandra Clare just loves to make me have to keep reading her books. Tessa, Will, and Jem are at it again and now there is so much more going on in London. There are unanswered questions about The Magister, of who he is, where he is, and why is he doing the things that he’s doing. Tessa is falling more and more in love with Will and Jem, and Will is doing what he can to push her away. The fate of the Institute and how it is run is put into question and more details about Will’s past is put into the forefront. Also The Lightwoods’ with all of their pure bred breeding turn out not to be so pure as well.

I honestly don’t want to give more of it away! It is amazing as usual and it captivated me from beginning to end, so much so that as soon as I was done with it I used my meager college money and bought the next one, Clockwork Princess, almost immediately when I was done. There are so many unexpected journeys in this book, and surprises that you want to know what happens next all the time making it impossible to put down. I highly recommend this book and all of the others as well. Until Next Time,
Keep turing the pages,
90s Born Reader
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Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen is definitely something to be read. In this very compelling novel a young man Jacob Jankowski’s life changes dramatically and in an instant. At the same time his life seems like it is done with and over he minds a way to change it around. Jacob does something that every child has threatened to do and that every parent has suggested at some point. He runs away and joins the circus. The circus is something that every child dreams of being a part of because of the glamor and all of the wild animals that are dreamt to be pets. Soon does he find out that the circus is not everything that he has imagined. On his adventure to find out who he is and what he stands for, he also finds love and a higher sense of purpose and friendship to the ones around him.

I highly recommend this novel because it provides an insight to what it is like to turn your life around. When everything was going for the worst Jacob found a way to make everything better. I recommend this to anyone who is trying to take life as it comes to him or her. I of course recommend it before seeing the movie. Until next time,

Keep turning the pages,

90s Born Reader

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Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday

This book is the perfect murder mystery for girls. There’s fashion, there’s murder, there’s romance there is everything that you can possibly ask for in Gemma Halliday’s Spying in High Heels.
I took this with me on my cruise on my kindle and I could not put it down. The book immediately gets going and you want to know what the main klutzy character, Maddie, does when trying to solve a murder by herself. Of course the police was involved, but she figured that she was better than the police and could do it herself, sometimes getting herself into more trouble than was worth, but hey she found herself a hot cop… who could ask for anything else? Did I mention her stuck in the ‘80s mom and her could possibly be gay step-dad, and a real dad who ran out on her with a show girl? Yes this book has a lot more than just a mystery, but the mystery is good too.
This might seem like a short review but I don’t want to give anything away in this book. This mystery has twists and turns throwing the reader a surprise. It also reminds girls that it’s okay to look cute and still be able to do amazing things and snag a hot guy as well.
As soon as I finished reading it I got on my laptop and bought the next one so I could continue reading this wonderful series. Seeing a trend here? My thing right now is definitely mysteries.
I highly highly highly recommend this book because it was just that good. If you have a kindle, get it on the kindle if you’re not sure because it is very cheap, but like I said I got the next one immediately after I was finished.

“A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.” Daniel J. Boorstin

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Enchanted Inc. by Shanna Swendson

When you walk around do you see strange things that you can’t explain? Well that’s exactly what happens to the main character in Shanna Swendson’s amazing novel Enchanted Inc.
A small town girl, Katie, leaves Texas to change her life in New York. Things are already strange in some parts of New York, but people with wings floating a little above the ground, moving gargoyles, and trains that seem to come on demand? Even that’s a little bit strange for New York.
When Katie finds out that there’s magic everything makes a little bit more sense, but how does no body else see what she sees?
In Shanna Swendson’s first novel of the series the world of magic and business comes alive in Katie’s small town world. There’s a little bit mystery, a little bit of romance, and all in all a little bit of someone trying to find his or her place in the world.
I read this novel so fast, and then quickly bought the second because it was that good. The way magic is portrayed in our every day world instead of somewhere hidden makes it seem like magic does and can exist. It also helps me to believe that there is a perfect place for everyone to be and enjoy. Of course I highly recommend this book and the rest that come after!
“We read to know we are not alone.” C.S. Lewis
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More and Less…

So… I ended up reading a lot more books than expected, but not all of them were on my list.

I didn’t read Kite Runner and I only read a little bit of Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. What I did read though was amazing.

I ended up reading Spying in High Heels, Undercover in High Heels(both by Gemma Halliday), Once Upon Stilettos, and Enchanted Inc (both by Shanna Swendson).

These 4 books were perfect for the cruise. They provided me romance, murder, mystery, excitement, and the compelling urge to not put the books down, though I was reading all of these on my kindle.

Look for more posts on these 4 books as I write what I thought about the book in it’s own book review.