Before purchasing Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano, I read a few paragraphs online. I think I might have read the entire first chapter, but I knew fro Before purchasing Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano, I read a few paragraphs online. I think I might have read the entire first chapter, but I knew from the first page this was a book that was going to whisk me away to a city floating in the sky. A city that perhaps was corrupt and dark instead of perfect. Perhaps it was supposed to be perfect, but deep down it was ruined.
I’m sorry, I had to.
Morgan Stockhour, the main character, is a girl who is set on finding out what lays beneath the surface of the perfect-ness of Internment when a murder, the first in generations, rocks the floating city. She’s a girl who is always dreaming and because of that, she’s able to trust the guy who is being convicted of the murder. She doesn’t trust him, and honestly, I was scared for Morgan. What if he was the bad guy and she trusted him? It was pretty much all I could think about.
I’m definitely a fangirl of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
How can I accurately describe the wonderful feeling Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell left me in? Or eveI’m definitely a fangirl of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
How can I accurately describe the wonderful feeling Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell left me in? Or even when I listened to the sample on Audible, and realized I had to have this book? GUYS. I’m seriously not sure what to do with my life, except buy a hardcover copy of Fangirl and mark my favorite passages so when I’m having a rough day, I can flip to those easy and be insta-happy.
I was browsing through audible and listening to samples to see what I wanted to listen to when I stumbled upon Fangirl and listened to it, and knew I had to read it because right away I connected with Cath. For me, it was super scary to go to the dining room alone. The whole moving onto campus and having to figure out how to live was scary. Because Cath’s and mine fears were the same, it made it so easy to connect with her—and right away.
And you know what, I absolutely adored this college story. I adored that Cath was separated from her twin sister Wren and forced to be her own person. I adored that Reagan, Cath’s roommate, was almost the exact opposite of Cath and yet they still became the bestest of friends.
And Levi, oh Levi. You melt my heart with your charm. I swear, he has to be the most beautifully and charmingly written man of YA. He is the perfect boyfriend. I would so love to stick him in my pocket, or on my shoulder where he could whisper charming words into my ear.
The other minor, but also important characters, are so very well developed. Nick, the douchebag canoe, Professor Piper, the encouraging fiction writing professor, Cath and Wren’s Dad, who has a whole mess of problems. I loved (and hated some of these characters) while listening to Fangirl.
Wren. Aside from Cath and Levi, Wren has to be one of my favorites. And it took a while to get to know (and like) Wren. Wren makes a lot of mistakes in Fangirl, but she does come around and becomes her sister’s best friend again, which HELL YES, I loved. I grew from disliking Wren to absolutely loving her and placing her on near the top of my all-time favorite characters.
Seriously, I loved Fangirl. I loved that the narrator, Rebecca Lowman, drew me in right away. The Simon Snow experts were read by Maxwell Caulfield and I thought he did a great job, too. I wasn’t hooked on his voice, though. It might have been too low and British-y for me, but whatever, I rolled with it. His parts weren’t as long as Lowman’s, less than a minute at the end of each chapter (I *think* it was each chapter. There might have been some chapters with no Simon Snow at the end.) I liked how Rainbow Rowell wrote it, since the fanfiction and Simon Snow had a huge part with Cath’s life. We got to see a glimpse of that world, and that was a great idea.
Overall, I want everybody to read this book. You have one thing to do, and that’s buy this book and sit in your closet and don’t do anything until you have devoured every single world of Fangirl.