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Books I've Read To Get Out of a Reading Slump

Hey guys! Welcome back! Today I'm going to be reviewing 2 books that made me fall back in love with reading. I've always loved to read, but after starting middle school, I had less time and was a lot more tired. Last fall, I decided I wanted to start reading more new books again. These two were the first after that. Let's get into it.

  1. They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera

Synopsis: On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.

My Opinion: I loved this book. I thought the idea was so creative and the way the author wrote tugged on my heart strings. Watching the characters develop and grow on their last day was cool and it's just a beautiful story. The switching point of views kept it fast paces, and it's really satisfying to see all the dots connect. It's defiantly a sad one but for me it's one of my favorites.

Rating - 10/10

2. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart -

Synopsis : The story takes place on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts, where the Sinclair family spends their summers. The New York Times Bestselling novel is narrated by 17-year-old olf Cadence Sinclair, who spends her summers on her grandfather's island, where her entire family gets together every year. Cadence has a very close-knit relationship with her two teenage cousins Johnny and Miriam as well as Gat, her uncle's step-son who joins them on the island every year.

The story centers around a mysterious tragedy that occurred two years prior when Cadence was 15. This summer was spent falling in love with Gat and spending time with her cousins. Toward the end of the summer, Cadence has an accident or breakdown of sorts. Due to the trauma and possible amnesia, Cadence can’t remember what happened.

With migraines and pills clouding her judgment, 17-year-old Cadence goes to the island again, determined to discover the truth of what happened two years ago.

My Opinion : This book started of very slow. Like very very slow. So slow I almost gave up on it. But I decided to push trough and boy I am glad I did. About half way through, it got really interesting. I don't usually read mysteries like this but it was so rewarding once I got though the beginning. The plot twist at the end is so soo sooooo good. I literally couldn't process it. Overall it was worth it and a super unique story.

Rating - 7/10

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