Sunday, March 26, 2017

Open When: A Review

Inspired by the trend of "open when" letters sweeping the nation, Instant Happy author Karen Salmansohn has created a bound collection of 12 notes for readers to flip open whenever they need a pep talk.
With categories like "Open when you need a laugh," "Open when you're feeling stressed out," and "Open when you need courage," these little happiness-boosters are based on Salmansohn's viral posters that combine witty sayings with colorful graphics.

Review:

I've seen books around like Open When. Books having unique and creative ways of sharing inspiration there cute funky little books. Open When..Letters to life your spirits is a quick  pocket book filled with quotes and sayings to hopefully make you feel better. Also some of them have little actions for you to do. So Open When is a very nice experience to read and maybe pass it on to someone else in need.


I received this book from Blogging for Books for my honest review.

~Kellie

Monday, February 20, 2017

Unfolding: A Review

Jonah wishes he could get the girl, but he’s an outcast and she’s the most perfect girl he knows. And their futures seemed destined to fork apart: Jonah’s physical condition is debilitating, and epileptic seizures fill his life with frustration. Whereas Stormi is seemingly carefree, and navigates life by sensing things before they happen. And her most recent premonition is urging her to leave town.

When Stormi begs Jonah for help, he finds himself swept into a dark mystery his small town has been keeping for years. And the answers Stormi needs about her own past could possibly destroy everything Jonah has ever known—including his growing relationship with Stormi herself.



Review:


Unfolding was a book I can't really describe how I feel about it. The book was so short and quick and kind of predictable. The book was generically okay, the characters okay. I've read many of Jonathan Friesens books in the past but it really unfortunately that none of them have ever stuck with me as much as his first book.

Unfolding unfortunately sticks to a very common troupe. Our main character is a guy who has a friend who is a girl, and he is so in love with her. He wants to protect her, he gets angry when any other guy is in the picture. A lot of these books have this troupe. 

As I said before this book is quick and short, the events in this book were pretty interesting but they really do move quick never really lingering on one event. I do wish they would have lasted longer there were parts that were exciting.  There were also characters I'd wish he would have elaborated more on. 

In all the story was okay, and so were the characters. 




I recieved this book for my honest review from the booklookbloggers program. (booklookbloggers.com)

~Kellie

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Human Acts: A Review

In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed.

The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho’s best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice.

Review (sorry it's a short one.)

Human Acts was a tough read for me not because of the contents. I had a hard time liking and sticking with the POV. Every point of view had sort of the same story. All of them almost relived the same seen over and over. Most of them centered around Dong-Ho. Each character had their own story to tell, but I just wished the writer would have stuck to one.

The parts when they go from past to present unfortunately confused and kind of bored me. Human Acts didn't get my attention the way I was hoping.







I was given Human Acts for my honest review from the Blogging for Books program. (www.bloggingforbooks.com)

~Kellie