3 Following

More Brains Less Boobz

Literature Major. Potterhead & Booktuber. x.

The Five Love Languages (Singles Edition) by Gary Chapman

The Five Love Languages Singles Edition - Gary Chapman
** 4.0/5 **
This book serves as a complement to the original Five Love Languages which is geared toward married couples. According to this book every person has a primary love language and in order for a relationship to be successful we must learn and understand our boyfriend's (or girlfriend's) primary love language and learn to speak it. The five are: Gifts, Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service & Physical Touch. Although most of us relate and need more than one of these we all have one primary one. Chapman does an excellent job at breaking things down simply without losing depth. It's a fast read and all in all, I really enjoyed it. I picked it up because as someone who is single and dating it seemed like something that would be helpful. 
I did have some issues with it though, which is why I gave it four stars not five. At times the author makes this book seem like the end all to be all solution to all relationship problems, which it's not. Relationships are complicated and in actuality communication is really only one facet of a marriage. What this book is, is a good foundation any relationship will fail without a good foundation and without good communication. It will help you understand more about yourself and how you love, as well as how others love. Although the book is written from a Christian standpoint, anyone can easily pick up this book and relate to it regardless. But if you are someone who isn't Christian certain themes and viewpoints of the author might be off putting. I would definitely recommend this book to others and I feel this edition in particular expanded to all kinds of relationships not just romantic ones. Put simply reading this book is like losing a pair of sunglasses, only to find they've been on top of your head the entire time. - it unravels things that should be common sense and right in front of our eyes but which most of us forget in the throws of dating or a relationship. Worth the read. 

Overall message is still powerful despite its imperfections. 
And if you're wondering my primary love language
is Acts of Service.
Curious about yours? Take the quiz
here and let me know what yours is! 


AngelFall by Susan Ee


** 4.8/5 **


Let me start off by saying, I'm a little bit of a harsh critic I rarely (if ever) give a YA book 5 stars. But this one reallyyyy gave me a run for my money. Angelfall really blew every expectation I had out of the water. Because angel books are my favorite I get really disappointed when I don't like one. That definitely wasn't the case here. We find ourselves in a post-apocalyptic world with a war between the humans and the angels. Whatever preconceived notion we've ever had of sweet faced cherub angels is completely smashed in this book. The angels are basically the bad guys and the human world has been completely turned upside down by them. Penryn, the novel's protagonist, finds herself on "the enemy's" side when she aligns with what appears to be a fallen angel named Raffe in order to rescue her sister who has been kidnapped by other angels. Penryn is a fantastic heroine. She's brave, she's an organic character and she's just a badass in every sense of the word. Where many other authors may try to write this kind of heroine and fall short, Susan Ee nails it. 


If you're impatient like me, this book is great because it jumps right into the action. There's no lagging, no fillers, no slowness. From beginning to end there was never a dull moment. There is some romance in it but there is so many excellent themes it's not overwhelming. There is literally so much going on in this book it's crazy to think it's so short. I could not put it down. The ending was unexpected and brilliant. I really just fell in love with all the characters. My emotions ranged from: NEED TO FINISH, NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS to wahhhh why is it over though? Which is always the tell tale sign of an excellent book. I'm really glad I decided to order the second one because I'm dying to see how everything is going to be resolved! Highly, highly recommend it. Ugh, for an English major I really fall short and can only end this with a succinct: "Swoon"

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge


** 2.7/5**


I just finished this book. I had high hopes since it's a re-telling of beauty and the beast, which is my favorite fairy tale. But I did have some issues with it. I found the world extremely confusing (even being someone who does know quite a bit about mythology)I didn't fully understand the ending or what happened and I found myself lost very often in the book, having to go back and re read certain parts to better grasp what was going on. I had trouble feeling sorry for the world or relating to the world that Nyx was trying to save because I felt I knew so little about it. 

I did enjoy the characters (for the most part) and the twist (which I won't give away) but my confusion overruled any attachment I could have for the book. I spent more time trying to figure out what the author meant than I did enjoying what I was reading and every time I started to get engrossed, I'd stumble upon yet another part where I found myself lost. 

Even though, I actually enjoyed her writing I couldn't give it a higher rating since the majority of this book was over my head.