A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L’Engle

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“It was a dark and stormy night…”

Okay, I haven’t read A Wrinkle in Time since fifth grade, so I was kind of nervous going into this. Yet, I was very pleasantly surprised, and I’m even more excited to see the new movie adaptation in March! I mean, this reads a little “old” and “simple” but it was still such a delight to read. I will say that I didn’t remember any of the religious/spiritual aspects that were woven in, so apparently fifth grade Melanie, who went to a Catholic school and everything, just pushed those out of her mind throughout the years.

The basic premise of A Wrinkle in Time, that I’m sure you all know, stars a young girl named Meg is one of four siblings in her family, and both of her parents are scientists. Meg and Charles are very intelligent, therefore outcasts, but where their twin siblings, who are of normal IQ, fit in just fine. One day, her father goes missing and Meg, Charles, and their new friend, Calvin, meet a very peculiar trio, who take them on an intergalactic adventure that they will never forget. They essentially travel by folding or “wrinkling” time.

Overall, this was a super enjoyable read, that totally did give me a swift kick in the nostalgia feels. Yet, I’m not sure how well it would hold up if this was your first time experiencing the story. I do feel like there is a little something here for everyone, and even though this is considered a middle grade book, I do think it holds up pretty well for most ages. And honestly? Even reading this in 2018, this is still a very unique book.

“There will no longer be so many pleasant things to look at if responsible people do not do something about the unpleasant ones.”

This is a story about love, and family, and faith, and being able to think for yourself. I can totally understand why this is a literary classic, and I’m so happy I reread it! And now I’m totally pumped for the movie!

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Valentine’s Day buddy (re)read with the beautiful Wren! ❤

February 2018 TBR

This is going to be the month of buddy reads. Like, even saying that sounds like an understatement. I am buddy reading everything except one book! But February is also Black History Month, and the month Valentine’s Day falls in, and apparently the month I read everything with my friends, so I’m going to try to pack a lot into these twenty-eight days. Let’s hope I can do it! 💗 💓 💕 💖 💞 💘

A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen #2) by Roshani Chokshi:
Buddy read with the beautiful Sonja! 💗 Me and Sonja read The Star-Touched Queen at the end of 2017, and we both really enjoyed it! We knew that we wouldn’t be able to hold off reading this spin-off! I have such high hopes for this one.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde:
Buddy read with Dani! 💓 Dani is being a saint and helping me get to some of the classics on my TBR, and I cannot wait to finally experience this story with the original text!

Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) by Kendare Blake:
Buddy read with Kayla! 💘 Me and Kayla are finally buddy reading something, and my heart feels so happy! She is such a sweetheart, and I hope this is an amazing first book for our first buddy read together!

Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6) by Morgan Rhodes:
Buddy read with Wren! 💖 This is the final installment in the Falling Kingdoms series, and I am beyond nervous. Like, the last book really let me down, but I’m hoping that Morgan Rhodes pushed this book back to make it extra perfect. I mean, how can Magnus’ story end any way other than utter perfection? Lord, hear my prayers.

American Queen (New Camelot Trilogy #1) by Sierra Simone:
This is the February pick for the Book Hangover Book Club that Julie and Chelsea host! 💗 The liveshow discussion will be held on Chelsea’s Booktube channel on February 21st at 9EST! Okay, everyone I know says this is the sexiest book ever and that all the erotic elements are perfection. So, I am more than hyped for this one! And I can’t wait to discuss it with everyone!

A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L’Engle:
Valentine’s Day buddy (re)read with the beautiful Wren! 💓 I was in sixth grade the last time I read this story, so it has been a hot second. I honestly don’t know how I will feel about this, but I’m hoping it makes me even more excited for the new movie!

Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff:
My only non-buddy read! But, I am reading this in preparation to buddy read Obsidio in March! I honestly can’t believe I haven’t read this yet. I really enjoyed Illuminae when I read it, and went out immediately and purchased Gemina, but for one reason or another, I just never got to it. Hopefully, I can get to this in February, but I might swap this one out with an #ownvoices book by a black author. We shall see!

Hate to Want You (Forbidden Hearts #1) by Alisha Rai:
Buddy Read with Taryn! 💘 This is me and Taryn’s first buddy read and I’m so very excited! She gave me so many options to pick from, or narrow down for her, but when I saw this cover I let out an audible gasp! Like, give me all the Asian protagonists in literature, but especially in Romance! Plus, I’ve wanted to read Alisha Rai forever now. This might be the book I’m most excited about!

Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars) by Audrey Coulthurst:
Buddy read with Jules! 💖 I have an ARC of this, but it releases on March 6th! This book has received even more hype after the disgusting Kirkus review that tried to make a female’s bisexuality lesser because she is in a relationship with a male. It just made me want to read, support, and hopefully love, review, and share, this book even more!

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo:
Buddy read with Destiny & Jules! 💕 I also have an ARC of this, but it releases on March 6th! A siren that hunts prince’s hearts and then is cursed to become a human until she captures a certain prince’s heart? Sign me the hell up. A goodreads friend of mine said “is the The Little Mermaid of your nightmares” and I am so ready for this.

February is going to a BOOKED month, to say the least! But I feel so blessed and honored for all the friends I have made in this community, I love that the month of love is going to be the month I get to share my love of books with them! Also, these are the things I “have” to read, but I really hope I am able to read a few #ownvoices books by black authors, too. I hope you all had an amazing January, and I wish you all the love, happiness, and good books this February. 💗 💓 💕 💖 💞 💘

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