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#MiniReviews: The Female Of The Species by Mindy McGinnis, Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman & 99 Days by Katie Cotugno


It’s time for a new set of mini reviews! I recently read a few backlist titles that have been on my TBR for a while now! Let’s take a look at what I thought about each of these novels!


The Female Of The Species by Mindy McGinnis

Wow. I absolutely loved this. I had no idea what it was really about before going into and wow. I didn’t think I would love it this much. It was amazing! I’m not really sure how to explain this novel or even how to explain why I loved it so much. The writing was gorgeous and the characters were amazing. The topics that it dealt with were super important and that should be discussed more often. I’m really not sure what else to say other than please read this book! I’ll definitely be checking out more by this author very soon!

Maria's Rating -5-01


Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Wow. This was truly amazing. I don’t think I have ever read a young adult novel that dealt with schizophrenia before and I’m not sure I’ll ever read one quite as tragically beautiful as this one. I say tragically beautiful, because honestly this story was such a hard one to read. The writing and the concept were absolutely gorgeous, which is as expected from Neal Shusterman, but the story itself and the topics that it discussed were heartbreaking and quite scary at times. It really brought on a new perspective on schizophrenia for me and it was done so well. I absolutely loved this story and at this point, I firmly believe that Neal Shusterman can do no wrong.

Maria's Rating - 4.5-01


99 Days by Katie Cotugno

Meh. I’m starting to think that maybe Katie Cotugno’s writing just isn’t for me. This is my second try with one of her novels and I just can’t seem to get into her writing or her stories. I think this type of contemporary novel is just not the kind that I’m into unfortunately. I just find everything so immature and petty. Molly was not likeable at all for me, but neither were any of the other characters. Their problems felt childish and completely avoidable if they had any sort of moral compass. Maybe it was partially my fault for picking up a novel with an obvious love triangle as the main plot point (I hate love triangles), but I think this might be my last attempt at a Katie Cotugno novel unfortunately.

Maria's Rating - 2.5-01

There you have it! Three recent back titles that I thought I could give you some little mini-reviews for! Have you read any of these novels? What did you think?

Thank you for reading! 


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