The Nerd Journals

Filling up journals as proof of my meager existence.

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Crosstalk

4/5 stars

Thank you to Del Rey Books and NetGalley for providing me a copy of this book for free in exchange for my time to review it. I’ve read a few flops that I received from NetGalley but this book was definitely not one of them.

Crosstalk started off a little slow for me but once I got into it I really couldn’t stand to put it down and read it in huge chunks at a time. I felt like I really bonded with the character C.B. right from the start and I wanted nothing but the best for him, which left the ending rather pleasing. He seemed so nerdy and shy but very interesting- yes, I liked him from the start. I also really liked Briddey but her family were absolute nutcases, so overbearing and over the top that I found them unrealistic (granted I know there are probably families out there like this, I’m just thankful I am not part of them). I liked Briddey because she is a strong and independent woman who didn’t need her family to approve of any decisions she made for herself as a grown woman.

I didn’t like the comical bit about no one being able to get the letters “EED” correct and I was glad when the author stopped using that too long running joke. I felt like the time that C.B. and Briddey spent in the library dragged on a bit too long. I was also disappointed that Trent Worth, who I didn’t like from the first time I met him, didn’t seem to get any sort of comeuppance for his huge lowlife dick move that could have caused even more trouble for Briddey than it ended up causing.

Despite those problems, I had with this book I really and truly enjoyed it! I’m glad the romance aspect was more of a secondary part of the storyline, second to EEDs and Unintended Consequences. This book was so light, so fun to read. It had some witty moments that made me smile as well. I definitely enjoyed this book and I not only would I recommend it to someone, I already have!

Dark Matter

5/5 stars

Thank you, NetGalley for providing me with a copy of Dark Matter in exchange for an honest review.

Dark Matter was excellent. It was fast paced and I found that not a single page was boring. Even when I thought the book was over I was surprised by the amount of action yet to come. Reading about Jason Dessen opening doors in the box, though it sounds uninteresting, was gripping and opened my eyes to the idea of infinity, and gave me a better understanding of the concept of the multiverse. I was emotionally invested in Jason’s journey and I wanted so badly for him to find what he was looking for.

I don’t want to talk too much about the actual storyline of the book because I would hate to spoil anyone on any aspect of Dark Matter, but I will say that this book left me with some questions that will never be answered, and I’m completely okay with that.

Donny Trumpet Goes to the Election

2/5 stars

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book.

This book has a funny concept but I feel it was poorly executed. The author shouldn’t have been so worried about rhyming and more focused on telling a cute little story. The artwork, however, is adorable, which is why I gave the book two stars instead of one.

Journals Have Feelings, Too

1/5 stars

If the fat was trimmed from this book and the remainder was better organized, “Journals Have Feelings Too” would make an excellent series of blog posts. This is more of a wishy washy self help book than a book about journaling. Too much of the book was about the author’s struggles in life, I was put off before I even got to the part about journaling. I really wanted to like it but I didn’t.

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