REVIEWS: All We Ever Wanted, The Covenant, Red Queen

December has truly been the month of reading for me! I don’t know if it’s the fact that there isn’t a lot of tests right now or I’m just on a reading spree. I have read about 16 books already this month – I have seriously never read that much! I wasn’t even pushing to do it, I just keep reading book after book. Without further adieu, here’s some reviews!

REVIEW: All We Ever Wanted

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Published: June 26, 2018
Audiobook
Contemporary

If you love to read juicy gossip about Nashville’s high society, this book if for you. A few teenagers that attend an elite Nashville high school get in trouble when an inappropriate photo from a party circulates. The book goes over the difficult decisions made by parents to protect their children, even when the kids would rather forget about it to save face at school. It is told in 3 POV, which in the audiobook all of the voice actors were fantastic. I found the book to be drawn out with not a lot of action. Nonetheless, the book does an excellent job with presenting each characters stance on the issue.

REVIEW: The Covenant (1 Abram’s Daughters)

The Covenant by Beverly Lewis
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Published: September 1st, 2002
Ebook
Amish, Christian Fiction, Romance

This was my first ever Amish fiction book! I would see other readers post about it can decided to try it out. This book follows an Amish family and their day to day life. Since there are 4 daughters, one of them named Leah is the designated tom boy who helps her dad on the farm while the rest help their mom in the house. The story especially focuses on Leah’s older sister Sadie during her “Rumspringa” where she has the opportunity to see what is outside the Amish community. It follows Leah’s and Sadie’s love lives as they approach the age to get married. This book really taught me a lot about the Amish and after reading more about them, it seems quite accurate. I definitely plan on reading more in the future!

REVIEW: Red Queen (1 Red Queen)

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Published: February 10, 2015
Audiobook
Fantasy, YA, Dystopian

I have had my eyes on this book since it came out in 2015. I have a soft spot of YA dystopian fantasy novels and plus, the cover is gorgeous. But I must admit this book was a little bit of a disappointment to me. I think partially it may have been from listening to the audiobook instead of actually reading it that I started to get some of the characters names mixed up by the end. I felt like the story was not really special either – the main character Mare ends up being special along with some deceit and rebels. All in all I think I will continue with the series but I don’t feel like I’m DYING to read the next one.

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