I honestly don't know how to write about this book, really and truly. I've said that before, but now it's true. My well of words has dried up and all...moreI honestly don't know how to write about this book, really and truly. I've said that before, but now it's true. My well of words has dried up and all I can say is: Wow. Just wow. This book has played with my emotions, making me go through whiplash so often I don't know how to classify it. There were moments that were so cute all I could do was squeal and say "awwww!" And then there were moments that made me cry, which does not happen often. Other times I wanted to slap Eleanor's stepfather and Park's father, as well as start a riot in their school for how the kids treated Eleanor. While this book barely felt like it took place in the 80's, it feels more timeless than that. All I really know is, this book has touched me, in ways I didn't know it would. I never actually intended to read this, and now it owns a piece of my heart, forever. It tore it out, held it delicately, then stomped on it hard. And now this book owns a piece. And I don't even mind. Rainbow Rowell, you are a genius. I bow to you and your talent. May your career be long and successful, rich and amazing, as you are amazing. Thank you, for writing such an incredible book. Thank you, for showing me that even a novel you never intend on reading can steal your heart.(less)
Oh. My. God. This book is sick. And sickening. But damn it if I didn't enjoy the hell out of it. This is an amazing comic series, and I can't wait to...moreOh. My. God. This book is sick. And sickening. But damn it if I didn't enjoy the hell out of it. This is an amazing comic series, and I can't wait to pick up Volume II(less)
There are so few words for this book, it will be hard to review it. I just loved this book so goddamn much, words are hard to come by. Emma Trevayne o...moreThere are so few words for this book, it will be hard to review it. I just loved this book so goddamn much, words are hard to come by. Emma Trevayne on the other hand, seems to have them in spades, and spins them so beautifully, weaving a gorgeous tale of music, power, and all kinds of love.
This story is simply amazing. I can truly say that in the huge wave of dystopians that are currently out there, Coda stands out amongst the rest as a truly unique entity. NEVER have I ever seen a dystopia where music is the way the “evil” government controls the population. What an idea, to use music against us. I should say this now: Music is a HUGE part of my life. HUGE. I wrote my college essay about it even. I go nowhere without my headphones, have millions of songs, tons of cd’s, and it’s still never enough. Music enthralls me, soothes me, pumps me up, and engages me. To think that my beloved music could ever be used against me like this, well, that’s truly fucking frightening. This story is incredible, in its scope, and in its scary way of what it does, showing just how powerful music can be. I loved every minute of this book, to the point where I would sneak chapters in car rides, before bed, during work (On my breaks, don’t worry), anywhere I could, just to see what happened to Anthem and his crew next. I wanted to know if they took down the government, I gasped at every single twist, which rarely happens nowadays, and I was hooked, just like Anthem, on the music. I could hear the songs in my head, playing along with the words. This tale has dug deep, showing us what would happen if music became a drug, killing us while we enjoyed it. The story was tightly plotted, and my heart raced with every page turn.
Anthem, you poor poor boy. You have lost so much, gone through so much pain. I just wanted to hug this boy the entire novel. He knew what was going on, and was helpless at the same time. Aware of his addiction, Anthem wanted to protect his twin siblings at all costs. I loved that his primary motivation for trying to take down the government was is family, so they would never have to track (the term for listening to encoded music in this world). He made very few poor decisions, including some with Haven, but I rooted for him the entire time, wanting him to succeed at all costs. You poor boy. Haven was a fantastic love interest. No love triangles, instalove or instalust here my friends. The book starts out with Anthem and Haven already in love, but holding back from truly being together. Haven’s past is a mystery that unravels as the novel goes on, and when you find out, it’s shocking. I loved her as a character. She is so sweet and so caring, you want her to be happy, and to be happy with Anthem. All the shit she went through, especially in the end, dayum. Her and Anthem’s story is kind of like Uptown Girl, in the sense that Haven comes from a higher lot in the caste system in this world, yet she chooses her own pat in life, shunning her wealthy lifestyle. The chemistry she and Anthem shared sizzled off the page. I LOVE them as a couple, love them. Another character is Scope. I LOVE that Trevayne made him and Anthem exes, giving this book a subtle LGBTQ theme (Aside: I LOVE that there’s no big stink about it, Anthem’s just bi, has a history with one of his closest male friends, and that’s it. It wasn’t even hyped up as a special part of the book, it’s just there. Bravo!). Oh goddamn, Scope damn well broke my heart. I won’t spoil it, but fuck, his arc broke my heart y’all, broke. I loved that there was some lingering chemistry between him and Anthem, and you could tell he would do anything for him. All the characters were fleshed out so well, from Pixel to Tango, President Z, and everyone in between. I loved the dynamic between the band, it was bitchy, and yet you could tell they cared for each other, what they believed in.
Oh. My. God. Emma fucking Trevayne. She is fucking talented y’all. She made Coda like an incredibly long song, one that I will never forget the words to. She built her world incredibly well, I could envision every aspect of in my head. She created a story so amazing, I don’t know if the sequel will top it. I do know that she practically shits talent, and that I will read anything she writes.
I know that yesterday I said I was pushing Island of the Sequined Love Nun on you all, but please, please please please please, PLEASE. Please, read this book. It will change you for the better. It will carve out a place in your heart, and you will sing the words to yourself. I know I do.
WARNING: If you are uncomfortable with excessive language, namely the word fuck being used a lot, don’t read this.
.........................I just have no words. One of my all time favorite series just ended for me. I'm so happy at how it ended, and yet sad that it...more.........................I just have no words. One of my all time favorite series just ended for me. I'm so happy at how it ended, and yet sad that it's done. Ultimately, I'm glad it's ended the way it has, because that was one damn good book, and an epic finale to such a kickass series. Characters old and new arrive on the scene, loose ends are tied up, questions answered, and of course there are some genuinely awesome laughs sprinkled in with the drama. One major twist I saw coming from the end of book 4, but the rest made my jaw drop to the floor. Godsdamn, I'll miss being excited for a new book to come out. But, I know for sure I will be re-reading this an incalculable amount of times for years to come. If I ever have children, I will definitely pass on this series to them. Safe sails, Sabina Kane.(less)
Wow, just wow. What a beautiful and amazing book. The synopsis doesn't do it justice. This book is so much more than a "superhero" story. It spans thi...moreWow, just wow. What a beautiful and amazing book. The synopsis doesn't do it justice. This book is so much more than a "superhero" story. It spans this girl's first 18 years and prior, all about loss and grief, revenge and love, as well as family and prejudice. Plus the unexpected love interest and their relationship was just so goddamn beautiful. <3 this book(less)
What. The. Hell. Happened?!?!?! You are an evil genius, Gina Damico. You know how to write a fan-fucking-tastic book. Especially one that shreds the o...moreWhat. The. Hell. Happened?!?!?! You are an evil genius, Gina Damico. You know how to write a fan-fucking-tastic book. Especially one that shreds the ole heartstrings and makes you feel all the feels. Kudos! Although I might have to go to the ends of the earth for an arc of Rogue. God a whole year? Too long!(less)