I love to read. Most original opening sentence, I know. I read fiction, ya, dystopia, fantasy, romance, contemporary, erotica (kinda), adventure, horror, suspense (no crime/police detective/fbi crap) I absolutely adore hardcover books, i love to throw paperbacks in my bag though, easier to transport. I am definitely a cover snob. Unless it has amazing reviews i generally won't read a book with an awful cover (based off my opinion of the cover). I am not an English major, i don't have the best grammar (which i should work on, i know). If i review a book, judge my content not my grammar. i don't wanna know about it. I read books based off of my personal tastes and I may not read literary gems, but the books I read make an impact whether emotionally or spiritually etc. I love books, I love to read. Hopefully we'll like something in common. Reality is a prison, read a chapter before bed and it's a good day.

Personal Review - Where She Went by: Gayle Formen

Where She Went by Gayle Formen is the sequel to If I Stay. If you enjoyed If I Stay (which i'm assuming you do, otherwise why are you checking out the sequel) Where She Went was a satisfying sequel. SATISFYING SEQUEL. Not something I've said a lot, a lot of sequels don't live up to the first book, this one does. If you have indeed read the first book, we know that it left you on a cliff. 

This book starts off disappointing, in my opinion of course. Mia and Adam.... needs to happen. Mia taking off and leaving her past (Adam included) behind? NO THANK YOU. However I am the type of person who needs to keep reading to find out what happens next even if the story is not going the way I want it to. As fate may have it the former couple wander into each others lives again and if you want to know what happens, read the book.

What I will say about the book is that your questions will be answered, if not at first have patience. Answers will come. I was frustrated at the beginning, but once I read further I forgave Mia for how things went down and I grew sympathetic for her. The girl has/had a lot of stuff to get through, mentally and emotionally. We are once again thrust into the memories, present, memories present etc pattern that was established in the first book. I felt that the memories were a little more jarring and forced than they were in the first book (feel free to disagree), but overall I can't complain. This was a satisfying read, and concluded very nicely for my liking. If you've read If I Stay, continue on the story needs to finish for you to get the whole experience of what Gayle Formen was trying to achieve. 

I would definitely recommend this book to readers who enjoyed If I Stay. 


Personal Review - If I Stay by: Gayle Forman

If I Stay by Gayle Forman is a novel about a girl named Mia. Mia is an average girl yada yada yada. Basically she grew up in a rock 'n' roll family, and she became a cellist. As the oddball in her family she feels like the loser etc. Girl meets rock'n'roll guy romance ensues. Car accident. Member(s) of her family die and Mia has to choose. Between life and death. Is staying worth it without your family? 


If I Stay was a lot better than I thought it would be. I felt that Mia was relatable, but not overtly so. The concept of the book drew me in. For some the choice to live or die may be easy, for Mia we see the struggle she has deciding by living through her memories of both the family who has died and her friends and relatives who are waiting for her to wake up out of her coma. I am not the biggest fan of excessive memories in books, however Gayle Formen wrote these memories or flashbacks if you will, in a way that relates to Mia's now. The book goes from past to present etc so on and so forth. Surprsingly the transition was not as jarring as i thought it'd be. 


I found the characters relatable, the writing kept my attention and I would definitely recommend this book to someone. This is not a book that was so amazing that I have to re-read it 10 times, but it is definitely worth the read. 

For people who enjoy a good read, something with heart and a little romance and cutesy moments, go ahead pick it up and try it out. See what you think.