Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

31696213Title: Queens of Geek

Author: Jen Wilde

Pub Date: March 14th, 2017

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Three friends. Two love stories. One convention.

Charlie likes to stand out. She’s a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.

Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about a fan contest for her favorite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.

Queens of Geek, an empowering young adult novel by Jen Wilde, is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself.

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Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Title: Dumplin’

Series: Dumplin’ #1

Author: Julie Murphy

Pub Date: 2014

My Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine—Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Title: Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline

Pub Date: August 16th, 2011

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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Summary:

A world at stake.
A quest for the ultimate prize.
Are you ready?

It’s the year 2044, and—like most of humanity—Wade Watts vastly prefers the online utopia known as the OASIS to an increasingly grim, poverty-stricken real world. Like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual reality. Somewhere inside the OASIS, it’s rumored, are hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late 20th century.

And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions—and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

911xmhn92brlTitle: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two

Series: Harry Potter #8

Authors:J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne

Pub Date: July 31st, 2016

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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What a pleasure it was to read about Harry Potter again! After all those years, we have a new story of Harry, and now it is something completely else. First of all, this is a play – and it has to be read as a play, so do not expect the same level of complexity as in a seven hundred pages book. Second of all – this is a story of Harry and Ginny’s son – Albus and Draco Malfoy’s son – Scorpius. A friendship of Potter and Malfoy! Something unimaginable nineteen yeas ago now is happening. Albus is not feeling as he is loved by his father, he feels that Harry wished he never had Albus or at least that Albus was more like his older brother James. He feels isolated, and the burden of being the Potter is heavy n his shoulders.

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Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

emma straubTitle: Modern Lovers

Author: Emma Straub

Pub Dates: US May 31, 2016 | UK June 30, 2016

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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If you are looking for an easy summer read – don’t be bother by my review. Because if you are looking for an easy breezy read for a beach – this is your choice. The story takes place during the summer, and it just adds this nice feeling to a summer reading. You might even find this book humorous, like the book blurb is trying to convince us, but don’t expect laugh-out-loud humour. Plus, the cover is a beauty and will coordinate with your swimsuit perfectly!

I finished this book so angry! And it’s not the good kind of angry that happens when you upset because author messed with your head and now you don’t know what to do with your life after finishing the book. It was the wrong kind of angry. The whole time I was being fooled into thinking that this life exists and that this book shows some deeper meaning into the life of family, that it demonstrates how life might look like when troubles appear. But there is no way that all the stuff that happened in the book could happen in real life like that. I refuse to believe it. And because of that, I felt cheated.

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