Sunday, June 28, 2015

Book Review: Neverwhere

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

When Londoner Richard Mayhew finds a girl named Door, whom no one else can see, injured and bleeding on the sidewalk, he does what he believes is right, and helps her. Now his reality has become skewed, as if he doesn’t even exist, and he has a hard time coming to terms with the fact that Door is from London Below, a parallel world, even as he tries to help her find who killed her whole family, while trying to escape two ruthless assassins.

Loved loved loved this book! It’s Alice in Wonderland-like, but darker, and a bit creepy. Even though it’s considered fantasy, it’s very realistic, and I really hope Neil Gaiman decides to write a sequel, because I’d LOVE more from this world.

I give it an A-.

If you liked this book, also try Stardust, or the somewhat creepy children’s book (that adults love) Coraline, also by Neil Gaiman.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Book Review: Fangirl

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Worrywart Cath has always been a huge fan of the Simon Snow series (which is very Harry Potter-like). She and her twin sister, Wren, used to read it obessively to cope with their mom leaving their family. Now, as a freshman in college, Cath is the ultimate fangirl, writing fan-fiction and running a Simon Snow website. But Wren has outgrown the series, so when Wren informs Cath that she does not want to room with her, Cath is stuck with moody roommate Reagan, whose super flirtatious boyfriend is always hanging around their dorm room. And between her obsession with Simon Snow and her worrisome tendencies, her college career could be ruined before it’s even really started.

This is my favorite book by Rainbow Rowell. It’s sweet, charming, and relatable, since I myself tend to have “fangirl” tendencies. It’s a great summer read!

I give it a B+.

Also check out Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.