Book Review: Soundless by Richelle Mead

Soundless | Richelle Mead | On Sale Since Nov 10, 2015
Razorbill | 272 Pages | ARC Provided by Publisher


For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.


When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.


But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.


Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiugo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever…


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Book Review: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Title: More Happy Than Not

Author: Adam Silvera

Publisher: Soho Press

Pub Date: June 2, 2015

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 293

Source: Purchased

In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again–but he’s still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he’s slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely.

When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron’s crew notices, and they’re not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can’t deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is.

Why does happiness have to be so hard?


Attention everyone: If you are looking for one last book to round out your summer reading list, this might be the one! Continue reading Book Review: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

5 Things About the ‘Paper Towns’ Movie

5 Things About the Paper Towns Movie

    1. The book it’s based on.
      This one is kind of a cop-out because DUH, the book is the reason I’m interested in this movie in the first place. But Paper towns was (I think) the first John Green book I read, and the one that led me to the vlogbrothers youtube channel – which in turn led me down the road of youtubers, and now here I am at VidCon! But of all his books, I think this one is his least ‘romanticized’ novel, which is something that people complain about in his other books. So if you didn’t like TFIOS, maybe try Paper Towns. It’s very different.

    2. This Interview with Nat Wolff 
      If the first paragraph alone isn’t enough to get you hooked, read on for some serious Nat Wolff sass and realness.

    3. This Interview with Nat Wolff AND John Green.
      Their friendship is adorable. The interview starts out serious and quickly degenerates to silliness, which is just as charming as far as I’m concerned. I was texting a friend about this interview and typed so many quotes out that eventually I just said, “You know what? I’m sending you the link to this.”

    4. This blurb about ANSEL ELGORT’S cameo in the film.
      This was a happy surprise to stumble upon. Fans will recognize him as the male lead from last summer’s The Fault in Our Stars movie, and the bromance between Elgort, Wolff, and Green brought the actor to the Paper Towns set.


Have you seen enough yet to go buy tickets??