So yesterday morning I started Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. I will admit that I was apprehensive. I wasn't sure how I would feel about a political love story. Spoiler...apparently I LOVE them! I'm only 47% finished (according to my Kindle) but so far I'm impressed. Alex, Henry, June, and Nora...even Bea, are so easy to relate to. McQuiston did a phenomenal job giving the characters complex personalities and reminding the reader how personable the characters are, regardless of their political positions. Odds are, I'll end up finishing this beautiful novel in the next day or so. I can't wait to give a full review when I do finish it!
Obviously it's been a really long time since I've written anything. No, this is not the first book I've read in a year. Honestly, I've just forgotten to share what I'm reading. I'm hoping to get a bit better at that.
Anyway, that's not the point. Over the weekend I started a novel called The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg. I'm only 30% through so I can't speak to much of it. However, I am beyond in love so far. The story currently focuses on Max and Jordan, two boys trying to save Jordan's dad's food truck. Their personal struggles are so real and deep that I can feel their pain just reading it.
I'll let you know what I think when it's all done and over. In the meantime, if you're interested in reading it too, click below!
This past week I finished reading the currently 10 book series, Tales From Foster High.
Let me just start by saying wow! This series had me racing through it and dying to know what came next for Kyle and Brad.
Their love story was beautiful and real. Personally, novels where the main couple never has any problems drive me crazy. Why? It’s unrealistic. Brad and Kyle were not like that. They fought, disagreed and made up like everyone else.
Since each novel switches view points, you can really get inside both Brad’s and Kyle’s head. Man, do I connect to Kyle in terms of being way too stuck inside my own head!
These incredible novels are not just coming of age/coming out stories, they are a unique portrayal of the different views in this country and all of the work we still have to do.
Anyone who loves a love story with some extra drama should - no, NEEDS - to read Tales From Foster High by John Goode. I’m obsessed and dying for the next novel!