Title: Tweet Cute
Author: Emma Lord
Genre: Contemporary Fiction / YA
First published: to be published 21 January 2019 by Wednesday Books
Edition: e-ARC, courtesy fo NetGalley and the publisher
All’s fair in love and cheese ― that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life ― on an anonymous chat app Jack built.
This is a really cute YA romcom set in New York, very much rooted in the modern world, in which Twitter, Instagram and other apps seem to have taken over our lives. It was definitely a fun read and I enjoyed it for sure.
I liked both Pepper and Jack as characters and we get both perspectives throughout. The pacing was good and the food aspect was mouth watering at times! Of course it was predictable, but in this kind of story I really do not mind that.
Did I absolutely love it? Maybe not quite, but there was nothing I particularly disliked about it either. It was just a tad too fluffy for me, but I should have known that going in. This is the kind of novel you can simply curl up with and enjoy without having to think too much, and we all need those kind of books in our lives!
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves a cute romance with likeable characters.
5 out of 7 stars
Title: The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Fiction / YA / Paranormal Pages: 438
First published: 2016
Edition: Paperback, published by Scholastic in 2016
For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king. One by one, he’s drawn others into his mission: Ronan, who steals from dreams; Adam, whose life is no longer his own; Noah, whose life is no longer a life; and Blue, who loves Gansey … and is certain she is destined to kill him.
There was something mysterious and absolutely random about this final book in The Raven Cycle and you know what, I kind of loved it for that. I know a lot of people struggled with how the series ended here, but I was completely into the vibe it was giving me.
Not everything about this conclusion makes sense. In fact, a lot of it does not in the slightest, but I found in reading it that I really did not mind. I loved how matter-a-fact the writing was concerning all these things that did not neatly tie up in a bow. I did not need it to make sense logically. I just needed to be compelled by it and I so was! The writing held me spellbound. The characters are just wonderfully developed, although at times I felt Blue herself could have been a bit more interesting. The friendships are intricate and I enjoyed the slew of random side characters.
I can understand that people would be disappointed with this book. If you wanted a tidy ending, this may not be what you had been hoping for, but I am more than happy.
Overall, I feel this is such an original series that I am very happy to have read it.
6 out of 7 stars