Midnight at the Electric – REVIEW

Hello “peoples” of this earth … if that’s indeed what you are! Today I have a book for you that I adored (which really means that you should be worried!) I ALMOST LITERALLY FIGURATIVELY CRIED. (Hey – I’ve been reading Unfortuate Events. I’m confused with definitions. WHERE’S SNICKET?!?!)

Anyways, this is a lovely, bittersweet historical novel taking place over three different time lines, though they all connect beautifully.

This is, though, written in a different way than my norm (you know, split up into different review sections, and instead is more of an overview and kinda just my favorite parts – ‘specially since there isn’t much that I don’t like. Enjoy and comment and donate a million dollars, please and thank you!


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May I just say, this book was gorgeous. It’s a historical ficiton-ish book, that is just absolutely breathtaking. ❀

I had read one of the author’s other books, Tiger Lily (I’m still getting to that review!), so I had already glimpsed some of the author’s writing potential. It all has this sort of … bittersweet tone. But this book is WAAAAY different from Tiger Lily. Way different. Like way different.

But anyways. We have three different narrators/narration styles. Adri is super smart and has a slot held for her going to the next Mars mission (hey! Maybe I’ll see her there when I go and visit my homies!). She’s kind of

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dry and bland … and her narration isn’t too interesting (too me). It’s written in 3rd person, so you don’t really get into her head a lot, and she’s really not a … relatable character. She’s kinda emotionless. Oddly enough, that wasn’t why I didn’t like her parts. I just really don’t like futuristic books, eve if they aren’t that “futuristic.”

The next narrator we have is Catherine (1934, Oklahoma). All of her sections are written in journal entries, and since she’s so in-her-head, it was the perfect way for her narration.he’s living on an old farm house with her mother, young sister, and their

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I found some even more awkward gifs … but no, guys. I couldn’t do that to you. P.S. This gif was me the whole entire book.

farmhand. She was one of my favorites (even though there are only three narrators … πŸ˜› ). She’s pretty dreamy and an idealist and everything. There was an adorkable romance in hers (though it was pretty rushed and short) that had me squealing. And … I don’t know. Hers is just a really bittersweet tale that I absolutely adore.

And finally, we have Lenore (England, 1919). She was probably my second favorite. She, too, is an idealist. Everything from her “perspective” is written in letter-form, which is really cool. It worked super well. And Lenore was just so … lovely. She kinda skipped straight to the denial phase in depression, and she makes a friend of a deformed solider. Hiding in her little house in the woods. Yeah, you heard me right. How sweet is that??

Anyways. This whole book is bittersweet, and I nearly cried. I mean, by the end I was close to tears and it was just so beautiful. It was pretty open-ended (which is my absolute favorite!!), and everything felt so … doomed, despite all of the hope that you had.

I’m in love. ❀

Image result for bittersweet gifThe author’s writing is just so beautiful and emotion packed, and everything is just so … bitter … and sweet … but mostly bitter. It was the whole feel of the book that got me. It was just so beautiful and sad, and how everything connected at the end … gah. I’m an emotional mess. (Yes. Still. It has been, like, two weeks since I read this.)

Sadly, there really wasn’t much about the Electric ( :/ ), and like I said, Adri’s parts weren’t my favorite, but otherwise, I loved it. THAT ENDING.

Note: for those of you who are “new” around here, I love sad, sad, sad endings. Or EXTREMELY bittersweet. Or open ended. To the extreme. So ye be warned.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


And there you go. My fangirly thoughts that I wrote in five minutes (more or less … or more). So … whaddya think?? Have you read Midnight at the Electric or Tiger Lily?? Do you love the author’s writing?? Would you go to Mars (even if you could never come back?) if given the chance?? Please comment all down below!!! πŸ˜€

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Describing Five Books in Five gifs (???)

Heeeeey earthlings!! How are you all doing?? Good? Good. Well I just started school yesterday, so I am OBVIOUSLY in a good mood! (Okay. I know how that sounds. But I meant no sarcasm. Honestly! Nerd’s Honor! πŸ˜‰ )

So. Today. Um. Yeah. I’mmmmmm …. Oh! I remember what I was going to say! (Honestly, I should learn how to use the backspace button … I just type out whatever comes to mind. It’s a problem.) I’m taking five different books- (no, there’s no rhyme or reason that I chose these books, they were the first to come to mind. I also looked up at my Goodreads books read this year. And last year. And the year before. And I just ABSOLUTELY wanted to do the last book listed on this list. Okay. I’ll shut up now.

JK. As IF. Haha.)

Anyways. Like I was saying (before my brain/fingers teamed up and took over this post), I’m taking five books and five gifs each – that’s 25 gifs, foks – and am using NO WORDS to describe the book – minus the title, because obvs. – and am going to SUPER SERIOUSLY use these gifs to describe the books. Understand? No? Good. Warning, SPOILERS may ensue.

Let’s begin.

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The Diabolic – Space-y Assassin(ish) Book Review

Sorry to mislead you all like that, but the Diabolic (Nemesis) isn’t ACTUALLY an assassin. But technicalities, amirite? She’s all but one.

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Anyways, today I’m (obviously) reviewing the AMAZING book, The Diabolic (the first in

The Diabolic trilogy) written by S.J. Kincaid.

This book, guys. This book. I love it!!! (Aaaaalso, be proud of me!!! I have scheduled out a bunch of posts! Whoop!) Continue reading “The Diabolic – Space-y Assassin(ish) Book Review”

Unblemished – Fairytale-Esque Book Review

Okay, so I have a confession to make: I was abducted by aliens. I know, it’s hard to believeΒ that my dream has come true after only a few months … but it’s true.

Now, with that statement comes two true facts: 1) I had plenty of time to read (intermittent with experimentation) and that is just glorious. But 2) While I was prepared with a few books (like a good, loyal bookdragon), I quickly ran out. So I have been in a reading slump unable to read many books due to an alien abduction. This has been the cause of my disappearance.

BUT. One of the books that IΒ did have was Unraveling by Sara Ella (the second book in the Unblemished trilogy … where I coincidentally reviewed the first book HERE).

Enjoy this review. Or my alien “friends” will come for you. Continue reading “Unblemished – Fairytale-Esque Book Review”

MINI REVIEWS – Take 2

Heeeeey, y’all!!!! So … I was going to do a full-blown review today, but HA! As if that would happen! πŸ˜‰

Today I have four books that I’m reviewing for you! I hope that you all enjoy and comment on how your book life is going (c’mon, I know that you’ve all asked out at least ONE fictional crush… πŸ˜› ), which mini-review is/was (??) your favorite, and if you’ve read any of these books.

(Oh, and click on the covers for Goodreads links – which leads to summaries, author links, and Amazon!) Continue reading “MINI REVIEWS – Take 2”

I Stole From Myself (TAG!)

Hey guys! This is my first “real” post in a while … meaning I have a few jokes and gifs … just minus some covers and …Β stuff. πŸ˜‰

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Who else saw – and loved – Spider-Man: Homecoming???

Please enjoy me answer the Bookish Book Lover Tag, which I stole from myself! I did it

 

nearly a year ago (which reminds me … you can find that post HERE … and I only have two comments on that post – one of which is myself – so please give me some love! I neeeeed!!!!!!!). Continue reading “I Stole From Myself (TAG!)”

My Playlist of Books

Hey everyone!!! I just got back from out of state … and I’m dreadfully tired … so not much commentary tonight. πŸ˜‰

Anyways. I have a book title (and cover) and a song (and link), that I feel like go together for one reason or another. Maybe tomorrow or the next day or the next or the next or the next or the next or the next or the next or the next or the next or the next or the next or the next … etc. … I’ll add some commentary as to why or whatever. But not now.

Night. πŸ˜› Continue reading “My Playlist of Books”

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