The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren
Comedy, romance, love stories, honeymoons, faking relationships, fiction.
Olive Torres is the opposite of her twin sister Ami personality wise but looks exactly like her. Only difference is Ami gets good luck and Olive gets bad luck. While at a wedding party, everyone minus her and this other guy gets food poisoning. Ami and her now husband ask Olive to go but the only problem is she must go with the groom’s brother whom she despises, Ethan. Both agree to play the happily new wed couple on the honeymoon that was paid for. As they spend time together on the honeymoon, both learn more about each other, and a relationship between them blossom as time progresses.
I was blown away with the title and synopsis. I had waited a while for the library to have this novel. I am a fan of this author and wasn’t surprised with the plot. I was sort of predicting that hate would attract lust between two people, it’s a fun trope that I enjoy. This novel was so incredible on many levels. Perfect amount of romance and comedy with lovable characters and subplots that involve the protagonist and the love interest.
Roomies – Christina Lauren
Marriage, contemporary women, love stories, romance, fiction.
Holland fell for this musician she stumbled upon while taking an adventure from her apartment to the subway. After a nasty fall, its clear that he saved her life. Holland wants to give him a reward, a role in one of her uncle’s play. Unfortunate she learns that he is an illegal immigrant and she thought of a way for him to stay, she decides to marry him and pretend being married, until pretending became reality.
I didn’t really like this novel. It felt too rushed in my opinion as well as a overused trope. Nothing fresh here.
After – Anna Todd
Love stories, college, fiction.
Tessa is leaving home to go to college. She is
accompanied by her mother and her boyfriend, Noah to the campus housing. After
getting the room assignment, Tessa meets her roommate whom her mother and
boyfriend already don’t like. After they leave, Tessa introduces herself to
Steph and Steph tells her to come to the party. Tessa runs into the infamous
Hardin who is bipolar and intriguing that draws Tessa in. After some
interactions, she ends up hooking up with this moody guy. Tessa becomes someone
who she doesn’t recognize but is grateful for the change. Life becomes less
boring for Tessa with Hardin in her life. An unknown bet comes between the two
and a storm happens.
I didn’t know that this was previously a One
Direction fanfiction and was surprised that this was decent. I had blindly
picked this novel off the shelf and didn’t know until a fellow classmate
commented about the book. I must be more careful about blindly choosing books
off the shelves. I only do that because its less judgmental and more surprise
to see if I enjoy a book more if its random choosing or deliberating choosing
one. Names were changed but overall the story was good. Enough heat but not
enough to turn me away from this book. I loved it. I ignored the fact that it
was fan fiction. At least this was decent than 50 Shades and Twilight put
together. I would recommend this novel because of the little steamy romance
there was along with the plot too.
Born a Crime: Stories from A South African Childhood – Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah, comedians, United States, South Africa, Television personalities, nonfiction, memoir.
Trevor Noah shares his
childhood in this nonfiction novel with vital stories of his upbringing. The
main importance of this memoir was the fact he was never meant to be, only
because his parents, during an apartheid, had sexual relations. Trevor Noah
tells about the laws that were in place to keep the races from intermingling of
necessary. Noah shares his active childhood that was troublesome and involved a
lot of activities to keep him entertained. Trevor Noah also recounts his school
life and the crushes he has had.
As I had read this
collection of stories from Trevor Noah’s childhood, I wanted to cry and laugh
but mostly I had anger about the whole racism stuff. I enjoyed learning more
about one of my favorite comedians especially this one. I would highly
recommend to read this memoir and to watch the Trevor Noah Netflix specials