This week was particularly slow for me because IT WAS THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL.
WHY CAN'T SUMMER BE LONGER?
I feel like this blog is going to eventually turn into me ranting about the fact that summer is too short.
It will gradually happen, until all the book reviews just disappear.
It's the apocalypse for teen bloggers. We'll just be trolling around on the Internet groaning about how summer break isn't long enough.
I'm sorry. I'm getting REALLY off topic. (It's already happening, people!)
Anyway, way back when in 2014, I did a review on Protostar by Braxton A. Cosby. Supernova, the sequel, came out last year, and I have been meaning to do a review on it since I read it this past spring.
So it is time to put your penguin hats down and get ready for:
William from a summer ago would have frowned upon his current self. William had stayed loyal to Sydney, even now, when their relationship could be make or break. As Sydney approaches the next stage of the Star-Child evolution, she must sort through grief, a broken romance, and odd outbursts that she can't explain. With danger on its way to Earth, can she keep William and herself intact while the rest of the world starts to descend into chaos?
This book just straight up confused me. In good ways and bad ways.
- I could not decide whether or not I hated or liked certain characters.
- Some characters I really hated at the beginning became my favorite characters by the end of the book.
- This one character changed in less than five minutes (book time) and became really flirty and founded my main OTP.
- I could not decide whether or not I hated or liked characters.
- This one character changed in less than five minutes (book time).
- Frequent POV changes. And sometimes to people we don't even know exist.
- BRAXTON A. COSBY BASICALLY MADE SYDNEY SOUND LIKE SHE WAS GOING THROUGH PUBERTY AGAIN ALL OF THE BOOK. Her mood swings aren't even accurate. I know they're supposed to be out of the blue because of her evolving, but dude, nobody has mood swings like that even if they are evolving super-alien-people...
- The attempt for character development in a couple of characters crashed and burned.
- Sydney was EXTREMELY stupid in this book, but not in Protostar.
- High School is not like the way it was in this book at all.
- Running into ex-boyfriends whose relationship with you ended badly is not like the way it was in this book.
- For some reason I do not know, I COULD put this book down. That's not good. At all.
Obviously, there are three times more bad things than good things on that list, so that excluded this book from getting on the Five Star Book List. (Which is a thing that I just posted. You will be able to find it in between the Blog Archive and Popular Posts on the right of the page.) Even though this book did confuse me at points, I am still looking forward to Solstice (the third book) this year.
So, just in case you were wondering, this is the Penguin Hat I have been wearing while blogging:
It's super fuzzy.
Anyway, in the spirit of penguins, here is a penguin for each day of the week. Just in case it's a particularly long week for you. (Chibird's stuff is super cute)
Have a great week!