P.S I Still Love You By Jenny Han Review

The sequel to ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’. I read the first book because I liked the movie, and obviously, I wanted to know what happened next.

This book was so cute – like cuter than the first one.

And I’m just gonna put it out there right now – I totally would have chosen John over Peter. I suppose if Lara Jean had gotten with John then she would have discovered that it was nothing like the idea of being with him…but they did have so many cute moments in this book and I was totally hooked on it.

I am so excited to see the second movie and see how they do the scenes with John like I can’t wait to see Lara Jean and him in their 40’s get up looking cute as ever. It will be great.

Anyway yeah okay onto the rest of the book haha.

So the first half of the book actually talks about the fall-out of the video posted about Lara Jean and Peter in the hot tub – this is covered at the end of the first movie so I wasn’t surprised this happened. Though the movie kind of glossed over it whereas it was a big thing in the book – I don’t know if they will bring it back up in the sequel but I guess we see.

The book also deals with Lara Jean being insecure because Peter is still spending a lot of time with Genevieve and Lara Jean is jealous. Which I would be too if my boyfriend was still spending a lot of time with his ex. Though nothing happens between Peter and Gen it definitely seems like something is going on…especially when Peter doesn’t really talk about it.

I think it’s interesting how fast Peter and Lara Jean’s relationship seemed to fall apart and get put back together again – with the way things were going I actually didn’t expect Lara Jean to choose Peter…like not until John literally said: “I didn’t even have a chance did I?”

Not that I’m mad about it I guess – I just think it will be interesting to see what happens next.

Also, I really enjoyed this idea of Assassin – it sounds like a fun game. Again, something I can’t wait to see how they do it in the movie 😛

Overall, a really enjoyable read. Super excited to see where the series goes, and can’t wait for the movies either – the actors that play Lara Jean and Peter are so cute and have great chemistry so it will be great to see them together again!

In the meantime, I will settle on picturing them in my head as I move onto the third and final book in the series – I hope the ending is satisfying, I couldn’t bear for the series to end badly it’s been so good so far. Fingers crossed!

~ Courtney x

You By Caroline Kepnes Review

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I watched the Netflix adaptation of this book at the start of the year and it definitely made me want to read the book.

You is about a guy called Joe and Joe falls in love with Guinevere Beck but his love is just a little bit too much to handle. Basically, he’s an obsessed stalker who would do anything to get with Beck.

Now I gotta say the TV show definitely changed some of the storylines and I think it was to make it even more dramatic which is fine it makes sense. Also in the book they didn’t have a neighbour for Joe like Paco on the TV show. He was a good egg. Miss him.

I really enjoyed reading the book, it was really addictive and I think I liked it more than the TV show just a little bit. I think sometimes the TV show dragged a little. But the book did not.

It’s so interesting to see things from Joe’s point of view. He never has a doubt in his mind about what he is doing, he does everything for her and to protect her. And it’s wild.

Also thank you book for explaining that Beck actually emails people so that’s how he can follow her, rather than the TV show saying that Joe can read her text messages even though they showed her using iMessage but she had an Android phone and those things just don’t work together…

Anyway, I am super excited to read the sequel if I can get my hands on it, plus I hear a third book is on the way. I’m kind of obsessed with seeing where things with Joe will go. It’s just so different from other things I’ve read yet still in the realm of things I enjoy haha. Gotta have a bit of thriller and mystery in there.

So basically overall loved the book – though sometimes it was a bit hard to read because I got confused at who was talking sometimes. And the whole thing about how he only talks about Beck like “you are doing this, you see me, you act like…” etc. Some of those paragraphs were long and it took a while to process but nothing too terrible. Still easy to read and very addicting.

Now excuse me while I go out of my way to find the sequel – I read this book as an ebook borrowed from the library but they don’t have the second one as an ebook which is annoying…but I’ll find a way to get it.

~ Courtney x

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier Review

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I read this for the first time when I was in secondary school. It was on a summer reading list and while I wasn’t a fan of being told what I had to read at the time, I actually really enjoyed this book.

So I decided to read it again.

I didn’t really remember what happened in the book, I just remember at the time I read it and I enjoyed it and I had a fanfiction idea for it. I don’t remember what that idea is now but the ending definitely made me think there was more to the story and I wanted to continue it. I never wrote that story but part of me wishes I did, just to know what I was thinking at the time.

Anyway, reading it the second time was the same as when I read it the first time.

It took me a while to get into it because the language is different from other books I’ve read. It’s more poetic in a way and more descriptive.

But I loved the story when I got into it. I fell in love with the idea of Manderly and Rebecca. It just seemed magical.

Also, I had totally forgotten about the plot twist about what actually happened to Rebecca so I was shocked all over again. Which I think is good, the past couple of books I have read have been based on movies and TV shows so I knew what happened but this time not knowing what would happen was exciting.

I would have loved to know what happened next like I said at the beginning of this post I did want to continue the story in my own way before but now I can’t even imagine what would have happened. With Manderly burning down and Mrs Danvers gone, what happened to all the staff? Did they get out? Would anyone find out the truth about what Maxim really did?

I mean I think the beginning of the book does have reference to what happens to Maxim and his wife, though I can’t remember what that is right now. It’s one of those things that is a small detail before it goes into the real story. So I didn’t pay much attention.

Still, it makes me wonder.

The book also made me curious about Rebecca – naturally, that’s what the whole book is about lol – but I wanted to know more. When something always talks about a person like they are a myth or that they are perfect I wanna know more about the real person. Her point of view and everything. But I suppose I settle for what I know – or go online and see if people have written fanfiction maybe…

But anyway, definitely a great read and I would highly recommend! I guess I can’t say anything too bad about the school reading list if it brought me to a book I actually liked and would have never found otherwise…but I still think if you are reading at all then it’s better than having to specifically read from a setlist. But I finished school long ago so I don’t need to worry about that anymore.

I’m not sure what I’m going to read next but I will probably get something in the next few days. I’m trying really hard to keep up the reading momentum so I don’t lose it. 🙂 So if you want to keep up to date on what I’m reading follow me on Goodreads, I will always post reviews here too but sometimes I don’t write them and just give the book a rating. So if you want to know everything, even the page I’m on then Goodreads is where to go 😛

~ Courtney x

DXP 2019!

Photos from DXP!

I don’t know what DXP stands for, but basically, it’s a drag show.

It was an amazing night and I feel so lucky to have been in the presence of these drag queens. They were all so fabulous, and I love them so much.

I hope that they all come back soon!

~ Courtney x