Aug 14, 2016

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Source: Bought

Andie had it all planned out.

When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future.

Important internship? Check.

Amazing friends? Check.

Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks).

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life.

Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected.

And where’s the fun in that?

Aug 7, 2016

Growing Up With The Blog

When I joined the book blogging community and created Jillian's Books, I was 13 years old. Fresh out of 8th grade, I hopped in on the journey and ventured through pages and books, hoping to indulge myself in more enjoyable reads and meet more book bloggers to converse and interact with. I wanted a platform where I could talk about books without feeling ashamed about it. That was more than two years ago.

Aug 1, 2016

The 7th Month Of Books and Happiness

And now these 31 days have passed, and along with it comes the bugging presence of school lurking around the corner. I still find it difficult to take in, but school officially starts for me this week. My blogging activity online might make drastic changes this school year and I might not have the usual luxury of time online, but of course you'll still see more of me soon. 

Jul 29, 2016

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Scribner
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Source: Bought

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of its thousands oflocks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When the Nazis occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo. With them, they carry what might be the museum's most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. His talent for building and fixing these crucial new instruments wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. That leads him to Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure's converge.

Ten years in the writing, All The Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer "whose sentences never fail to thrill" (Los Angeles Times).