Florence and Leon have never met. Florence is a swimming instructor. She has a small problem with her lungs: it’s as if she’s breathing through a straw. Leon is an insurance salesman. He has a small problem with his eyes: it’s as if he’s seeing the world through a straw. One day Florence and Leon bump into each other, literally, and this mishap turns their lives upside down. Over slushy drinks with proper straws, Florence and Leon find out how their differences make them alike.
This lovely picture book tells a story about two people who meet one day and they seem to “click” immediately, they share stories of their own disabilities (Florence has a problem with her lungs and Leon has a problem with his eyes) and try to relate to each other.
The romance is sweet and the illustrations are beautiful. This is a children’s book but I think teens and adults would enjoy it too.
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Do I recommend this book? Yes.
Will I read more books from this author? Yes.
“I received a copy of this Ebook from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.”
Recently I realized that I have an incredible large amount of books in my Kindle Library (the number is in the thousands) and decided to organize more of them into Collections, so is easier to locate them based on a certain criteria.
One the books I found while doing that is the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace and is the original version published on 2016 (the book was published on 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing).
Here’s the synopsis:
From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration.
the princess saves herself in this one is the first book in the “women are some kind of magic” series.
This a short book (perfect to read during a break or on your commute), the princess saves herself in this one is a book full of wonderful poetry and it made me experiment different feelings with the turn of every page.
This book is raw, is emotional, I absolutely loved it and I can’t recommend it enough.
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Do I recommend this book? Absolutely.
Will I read more books from this author? Definitely.
I enjoyed the Crazy Rich Asians movie and because of that I used some of my Cinemark Connections points to get the Movie Tie-In edition of the book (of course I’m adding it to my TBR list), I think the cover is beautiful and that’s why I’m sharing this pic.
What Movie Tie-In editions have you read lately and loved?
Book Synopsis (from Goodreads)
What if a magical touch meant leaving everything you loved behind?
I was supposed to die. The doctors told me I had only two months to live.
That was before I met him. Daylan.
He was the miracle cure I had been waiting for. With Daylan, I was no longer the small-town girl with that unexplained illness. I was something more. The fate of a magical world depended on my survival, and I longed to go with him. There was only one thing stopping me.
For fans of fantastical adventures, unexplained magic and deadly romance.
First of all, I have to say that I really love the cover of this book.
Empress Unveiled is a fantasy story that, besides humans, involves creatures like fae, angels, demons, witches and an interesting love triangle.
One of the things I liked about this book is the fact that the focus is not only on mythical/fantasy/magical aspects, it also follows a human story of struggles when faced with a terminal disease.
Swayzi is very sick and the doctors can’t find a cure for her, she’s been in and out of hospitals and with her mother as her only family member.
Things are hard for them and I loved to read about their relationship and the kind of support system Swayzi had, not only from her mother, but also from her best friends Penelope and Tyler.
As I mentioned at the beginning there’s a love triangle (and I admit that while I was reading I was constantly changing my mind about the guy I wanted Swayzi to end with), also the arrival of a mystery guy called Daylan that changes things in Swayzi’s life (I won’t give anything more away to avoid spoilers).
At one point this book was heartbreaking and I just couldn’t stop reading because I had to find out what was going to happen.
This book was an enjoyable read, I didn’t know it was part of a Series and as it ends with a cliffhanger I just can’t wait to read the next one.
Meet Yasmin! Yasmin Ahmad is a spirited second-grader who’s always on the lookout for those “aha” moments to help her solve life’s little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation, assuming her imagination doesn’t get too big, of course! A creative thinker and curious explorer, Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani American family will delight and inspire readers.
This book is about Yasmin, she’s a creative Pakistani American girl with a natural curiosity and an amazing family who loves her and supports her.
It was great to read a story that shows diversity in their characters and I love the fact that includes some words in Urdu (a language from Pakistan) with their English translation and also some interesting facts about that Country (it’s a good way to learn more about other cultures).
This book tells a story that is fresh and fun to read, in addition it has beautiful illustrations that make it even more engaging for younger readers.
As an adult I loved this book, will definitely recommend it and look forward to read more books from Saadia Faruqi in the future.
* I received an ARC of this book trough NetGalley*