Hey y'all!It’s Grace here, ducking in to do a post about a few of my February reads. I reread a lot so I wanted to spotlight some of the titles that I’ve been reading, even though I’ve read them before. Even if I’ve reviewed them in the past, I’d like to be able to give them a bit of the attention that they deserve!Without further ado, here’s what I reread in February:Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski | Goodreads
From the author of the acclaimed Milkrun comes a tale of teen angst with a twist. Hoping to make her wishes come true by drinking a magic potion, Rachel is aghast when her younger sister--not her--suddenly has magical powers.
Favorite parts: the hilarious narrationLeast favorite parts: I dislike the focus on popularity. Rachel's personality CAN get grating at times but it's still packed with that likability that kept me going.When I first read it: 6th or 7th grade - I hid it from the guys in my grade when I read it at school because most of them were not mature enough to see the word "bra" without giving me grief.Why I reread it: I wanted a light read with an interesting element. A bubbly narrator and a clever magic element did the trick.Would I reread it again? Probably not for a few years but it was a nice reread.Looking for Alaska by John Green | Goodreads
Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter's whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (François Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.After. Nothing is ever the same.
Favorite parts: It's hilarious and sobering. I love Miles. I love the fox. I love their pranks and the language and their World Religions class.Least favorite parts: It's a bit pretentious at times, and there's a bit more risqué elements that I'm not normally as comfortable with, but I love it anyways.When I first read it: Reut (who used to run a fabulous blog, but is now pursuing more personal - and amazing - endeavors) forced me to. I listened to it on audio and burst into tears at the pool because I miscalculated when I should read certain parts in public.Why I reread it: Sometimes I just need a book that's equally down-to-earth and worldly. There's an element of humor, of tragedy, and there's a good amount of references that get me back on track when I'm in a reading rut.Cinder by Marissa Meyer | Goodreads
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
Favorite parts: THE PLOTTING is PHENOMENAL.Least favorite parts: The cover? I know that's weird.When I first read it: 8th grade - I remember finishing it in math class when we had a free period and putting my head in my lap because I just could not BELIEVE I had to wait months for the sequel since it was an ARC.Why I reread it: It’s insanely well-done. The writing, plotting, fairy-tale twist - all of it is out-of-this-world good.Would I reread again? I have and I will.