Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Haiku reviews...

 
Prepped by Bethany Mangle

Becca's parents want
to survive any future doomsday;
she just wants to escape them!


YA fiction .... 307 pages .... 4/5 stars.
(Fun take on several crazy doomsday preppers and the two teens among them who are determined to live normal lives.)





This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Two foes: Red and Blue.
Two different futures at stake.
One Time War to win.


Science fiction .... 198 pages .... 3.5/5 stars.
(This novel is poetic, partly epistolary, uniquely strange, and oddly compelling.)





Live Free by DeVon Franklin

Let go of the past.
Reset your expectations.
Find more joy in life.


Nonfiction .... 267 pages .... 4.5/5 stars.
(This book offers some insightful advice on how to change your perspective and live a more free and happy life.)



Happy Reading!






29 comments:

  1. :) Love the cover of This Is How You Lose the Time War, and it sounds both unusual and interesting!

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    1. It really was! I liked that it was so different. I definitely got drawn into the story.

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  2. Prepped sounds like it could be pretty fun!

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    1. I enjoyed that one. But boy some people can be crazy! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! :) Some books are easier to some up in a haiku than others.

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  4. Oooh, I hadn't heard of PREPPED before. Sounds fun!

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    1. It's a fun YA read. I got attached to Becca. :)

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  5. Prepped sounds like so much fun! I haven't seen it before, but will definitely keep an eye out at my library and hope they get it. :)

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    1. Fingers crossed your library does get Prepped. I think you'd like it.

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  6. Prepped sounds really fun. I mean what teen doesn't want to escape their parents and throw in doomsday stuff well it's gotta be good. Fun reviews!

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    1. Hi, Iliana! Prepped is a fun read...and a little sad and disturbing in a parts, too, because of what Becca's parents make her do.

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  7. Those doomeday preppers are something else. Some of them really go all out.

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    1. They really do. And some of the preppers in this book are pretty crazy.

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  8. I like the sound of Live Free. Might make me less of a worrier? Probably not...

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    1. I wish there were a book that could cure someone of worry and stress. If you ever find it, let me know!

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  9. I love these reviews. So clever! The Time War book sounds intriguing.

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    1. Thank you! I found This is How You Lose the Time War an intriguing read all the way through.

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  10. Love the idea of preppers! Sounds like a fun read!

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  11. As usual, some excellent haikus here! But what is a "time war"? I see that This is How... is epistolary? Don't like that format much, myself, but I have heard very good things about the book. Adding it to my TBR, thanks!

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    1. Two factions are fighting to change the past and control certain timelines in order to control the future in This is How You Lose the Time War. And the two characters share letters back and forth, but the majority of the book is written in a regular narrative style.

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  12. I wanted to read Time War and it slipped by me. I love the sound of the first one too- looks fun!

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    1. Both books are fun reads. I'm very glad I read them. :)

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  13. I've been super curious about "This is How You Lose the Time War". I've heard so many great things about it.

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    1. I liked it. I liked how it's told, and the two different characters. It's different, but fun.

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  14. Prepped sounds like a fun read. I've also seen some great reviews for This is How You Lose the Time War so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it as well.

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