The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza – Shaun David Hutchinson

Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth.

This can be scientifically explained (it’s called parthenogenesis), but what can’t be explained is how Elena is able to heal Freddie, the girl she’s had a crush on for years, from a gunshot wound in a Starbucks parking lot. Or why the boy who shot Freddie, David Combs, disappeared from the same parking lot minutes later after getting sucked up into the clouds. What also can’t be explained are the talking girl on the front of a tampon box, or the reasons that David Combs shot Freddie in the first place.
As more unbelievable things occur, and Elena continues to perform miracles, the only remaining explanation is the least logical of all—that the world is actually coming to an end, and Elena is possibly the only one who can do something about it.

I already know that whenever I’m feeling like a reading slump is coming I’m gonna pick up one of Shaun David Hutchinson̵… Continue Reading

Book tropes I love

I don’t feel like explaining what a trope is, I’m pretty sure ya’ll know what it is.
It’s a thing that happens in many books. There you go, explained.
Jesus, I’m literally the worst blogger in this world, but I still hope you’ll read my posts. :))

when the mean girl isn’t actually mean.

Now, what I mean by this is exactly like Aphrodite from the House of Night series. When like “the queen of the school” or the “queen bee” is introduced and we just know that she isn’t gonna be someone we like…well I like it when that changes. When for example something bad happens to the main female protagonist and the “mean girl” helps her…well that, ladies and gentlemen, and everyone in-between, is what warms up my already warmed up heart.


friends to lovers

There’s nothing worst than an undeveloped romance. When you’ve been hanging out with him for 3 days but by the 4th you’re ready to say “I do” No, authors, no on… Continue Reading

Reading plans for Autumn

I literally cannot believe that it’s already fall! It was just Christmas! wtf?! This way we’re all gonna be old so soon…Jeez! Slow down, time!

But anyway, it’s autumn/fall, for some people it starts on 23rd of August, some people say it starts on the 1st of September but whatever, it’s autumn already and I couldn’t be more excited! This is my favorite season so everything’s amazing right now.

Well, when it comes to fall I’m all about ”darker” reads aka thrillers, horrors, heart-hitting contemporaries, witchy books and so on.
So I started digging and came up with tons of books which I’ll be sharing with you guys.
I will be hoping to get to all of these but obviously I’m not that sure that it’s gonna work out but one can hope.

Let us begin!


I did hear a lot of great things about this one, all I know is that it’s set in Salem and it has something to do with the Salem witContinue Reading

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley – Shaun David Hutchinson

Synopsis

Andrew Brawley was supposed to die that night. His parents did, and so did his sister, but he survived.
Now he lives in the hospital. He serves food in the cafeteria, he hangs out with the nurses, and he sleeps in a forgotten supply closet. Drew blends in to near invisibility, hiding from his past, his guilt, and those who are trying to find him.
Then one night Rusty is wheeled into the ER, burned on half his body by hateful classmates. His agony calls out to Drew like a beacon, pulling them both together through all their pain and grief. In Rusty, Drew sees hope, happiness, and a future for both of them. A future outside the hospital, and away from their pasts.
But Drew knows that life is never that simple. Death roams the hospital, searching for Drew, and now Rusty. Drew lost his family, but he refuses to lose Rusty, too, so he’s determined to make things right. He’s determined to bargain, and to settle his debts once and for all.
But Death is not easil… Continue Reading

Popular books I don’t plan on reading

There are so many books/series that I see people reading, which is amazing, good for you, but books that I’m not planning on reading in the near future. Now keep in mind that I might pick these up once, I’m just not going to do it right now.
These are really popular and loved books so keep in mind that I’m not trying to offend you, for one reason or another these books don’t appeal to me but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t read them too.

Well, that was long! It’s stupid that we still have to say these things because there are still people that get offended by it which I don’t understand but whatever.

Let’s start!

The very first one is gonna have to be:

Yup! Now, let me get into why I’m not going to be reading it.
One simple reason: because it’s sad! I don’t like sad books! I don’t wanna cry, I don’t wanna be depressed so I’m not going to pick this book up, sorry, … Continue Reading

Final Girls – Riley Sager

Hi, hello!

Synopsis

Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout’s knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and

the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media’s attempts, they never meet.
 
Now, Quincy is doing well—maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fiancé, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved he… Continue Reading

the past and other things that should stay buried – Shaun David Hutchinson

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Synopsis

A good friend will bury your body, a best friend will dig you back up.

Dino doesn’t mind spending time with the dead. His parents own a funeral home, and death is literally the family business. He’s just not used to them talking back. Until Dino’s ex-best friend July dies suddenly—and then comes back to life. Except not exactly. Somehow July is not quite alive, and not quite dead.

As Dino and July attempt to figure out what’s happening, they must also confront why and how their friendship ended so badly, and what they have left to understand about themselves, each other, and all those grand mysteries of life.

As we must be used to it now, the author has a way with words and creating characters.The friendship between Dino and July became an instant favorite.

Story:
10/10
 – It was interesting, funny and sad. 
Need anything else?


Characters: 
10/10 –  They weren’t perfect, they made mistakes, which is very importa… Continue Reading

AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE – Shaun David Hutchinson

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Synopsis

Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since second grade, and boyfriends since eighth. They spent countless days dreaming of escaping their small town—and then Tommy vanished.

More accurately, he ceased to exist, erased from the minds and memories of everyone who knew him. Everyone except Ozzie.

Ozzie doesn’t know how to navigate life without Tommy, and soon suspects that something else is going on: that the universe is shrinking.

When Ozzie is paired up with new student Calvin on a physics project, he begins to wonder if Calvin could somehow be involved. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is for him to deny the feelings developing between them, even if he still loves Tommy.

But Ozzie knows there isn’t much time left to find Tommy–that once the door closes, it can’t be opened again. And he’s determined to keep it open as long as possible. 

I always wanted to read this book for some reason, but I never did, unti… Continue Reading

We are the Ants – Shaun David Hutchinson

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Synopsis

Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button.

Only he isn’t sure he wants to.

After all, life hasn’t been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer’s. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend’s suicide last year.

Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him.

But Henry is a scientist first, and facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry

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