Category Is: Book Review Realness!

"'A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one."


Naty, 19, Brazilian reader. Here to steal all the recommendations I can from you guys!


Name of the blog is a reference to the documentary Paris Is Burning.

Six misfits walk into a bar...

Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

"No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for good luck."


CHO CHO CHO. What's that sound you ask? It's the hype train! And guess who's joining the hype train? Me! 



This book is just as awesome as I was told. There wasn't a moment that wasn't packed with clever scheming, action scenes and funny dialogue. When I put it down I kept thinking about our gang of thieves, runways and criminals would be doing next. I really like how the motivation for the main, impossible job in the book is just money. There are other intents for some of our characters, but most of them just want to get buried under a lot of coin. I can respect that.


There are many different POVs in the book, but since all of them are good, I was never sad to let a character go to get the view from a different one. Of course, I had my favorites *cough* Inej *cough* but they all interested me enough to keep going. Of course, the ending broke my heart, but that just means I need to hurry to the next one!


I also love how it's a duology, although by the time I finish the second one I'll probably regret liking these when I'm left begging for more. Gimme!


"It's not natural for women to fight."

"It's not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand."
Sentence: Gave me what I was promised and a little more. 5 stars.


Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

10/10 stabbed in the face by awesomeness stars.

Lesbian Indian Wedding FTW

Far from Home - Lorelie Brown

This was such a fun quick read! I had actually meant for this to be a book to run to wherever I needed a break from Fantasy (that shockingly happens...sometimes) but I ended up finishing it in like 2 days. Oops. 


The main couple and the side characters were lovely, and I really liked the way Pari's culture was showcased. I'm actually a bit sad it was a standalone, would have loved to hear more about Rachel and Pari! 


Sentence: yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas



Reading progress update: I've read 50%.

Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

 I can see why there is so much hype in these books, this is so much fun!

Reading progress update: I've read 3 out of 160 pages.

Saga, Volume 1 - Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

The art style of this is gorgeous.

Reading progress update: I've read 38%.

Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo


I've been laughing at this for two hours.


Also the friendship between Inej and Nina is very important thank you.

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

Far from Home - Lorelie Brown

Oops, I'm done. This was supposed to be something light to turn to when I wasn't reading fantasy but I ended up really liking it and flew through the pages. I like how Lorelie left us a note at the ending encouraging the reader to leave a review, even if it's negative. So review to come (but spoilers: it won't be negative).

Reading progress update: I've read 63%.

Far from Home - Lorelie Brown


Reading progress update: I've read 50%.

Far from Home - Lorelie Brown

Honestly if at this point these two beautiful women don't end up together I'm suing Miss Lorelie Brown for emotional damage.

Reading progress update: I've read 30%.

Far from Home - Lorelie Brown

I love how real Pari's struggles with her parents and disappointing them for being a lesbian sound, good read so far.

Reading progress update: I've read 25%.

Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

I like how all the narrators are holding strong and this isn't making me go "ugh this one again" when I see a character is about to be the main pov. My favorite is Inej for sure, but I'm so interested on all of them! I wish Wylan had his own narrations as well.

Reading progress update: I've read 15%.

Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

This one is fairly promising so far. I'm so happy it's a duology, no one writes those anymore.

Get Off My Lawn, but Heartwarming

A Man Called Ove: A Novel - Fredrik Backman

People said Ove saw the world in black and white. But she was color. All the color he had.


It's funny when you know a book has the potential to make you emotional, but you still get punched in the face by the feels as soon as you finish the last pages. Because to me, that's always when the feelings truly hit. When you're done, and there is nothing else you can hear about those characters.


And Ove was an amazing character. He isn't the kind of man one is supposed to love. He is stubborn, taciturn, narrow on his views. And yet he is also loyal, dedicated and very funny with his sarcasm. Ove's heart is too big whether he knows that or not.


I couldn't be more happy with the ending, for the familiar and warming feeling of it. I'm glad we got a definitive tone out of this. Ove and all the other characters deserve it. If you've read this, you know he would be annoyed if he didn't get a definitive ending.


Did I mention there is a cat? A very sassy, clever cat? If the beautiful storyline and well written characters won't compel you to read this, do it for the cat!



Sentence: 10 "getting my kindle wet with tears" out of 10.


Review on Goodreads:

Reading progress update: I've read 160 out of 272 pages.

Bird Box - Josh Malerman Having the chills! Really good setting.

Reading progress update: I've read 40 out of 376 pages.

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

“I’ve seen it happen over and over again: a black person gets killed just for being black, and all hell breaks loose. I’ve Tweeted RIP hashtags, reblogged pictures on Tumblr, and signed every petition out there. I always said that if I saw it happen to somebody, I would have the loudest voice, making sure the world knew what went down.


Now I am that person, and I’m too afraid to speak.”

Reading progress update: I've read 20 out of 376 pages.

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

20 pages in and I'm already in love with this one. I also missed reading physical books, I love my kindle but going to a library and buying stuff is so much fun!

Currently reading

Harry Potter - The Complete Collection by J.K. Rowling
Progress: 1%
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Progress: 100/376pages