With the fire on high & the cold is in her bones (review)

I’m doing another combined review. I wanted to talk about both of these books, but I actually don’t have too much to say about them. These book have nothing to do with each, except that I read them both on audio and they were released this year?!

Title: With the fire on high.

Author: Elizabeth Acevedo.

Publisher:  HarperCollins.

Page count: 400.

Release day: May 7th 2019.

Genre: YA contemporary.

Rating: 5 stars.

Find the summary on GoodReads here!

My thoughts:

This is a new favourite! I freaking loved this book! It was so unexpected! I thought this book was about this girl who wanted to become a cook! Which, yes, but it is so much more!! I really liked the perspective this book gave on teen mothers. They tell you that yes it is hard, but it doesn’t have to ruin your life, like what we’re always told. I also really loved her relations with all the different people in her life, they were all really interesting! Her grandmother, her father, her best friend, the new classmate, and of course her child!

I love how she is chasing her dreams, and working hard for it, but always has her child in her mind first!

Also I really want to buy a physical copy of this one because, one the cover is gorgeous, and second I want those recipes!

Also all of you, please pick this up!

Title: The cold is in her bones.

Author: Peternelle van Arsdale.

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books.

Page count: 288.

Release day: January 22nd 2019.

Genre: YA fantasy, retelling.

Rating: 4 stars.

Find the summary on GoodReads here!

My thoughts:

I actually don’t really know where to start with this one. I loved it, but it was so weird..

This audiobook listened really fast, partly because of the writing and partly because I really wanted to know what was going to happen! Which kinda relates to the weirdness of the book, because that made the book really intriguing. There also was a mystery in this book, which in the beginning was really interesting, but I started to lose my interested near the end. I think I kinda figured out the mystery, so it didn’t keep my interest. And when it was revealed in the book and things started happening because of that I had to ‘refind’ my interest. I don’t really know how to explain it!

I absolutwly loved the first 75% of this book, then lost my interest, and enjoyed the ending again (but didn’t love it), so that’s the main reason for me to take a star!

But I still definitely recommend it!

Have you read these books? What did you think?

2 Replies to “With the fire on high & the cold is in her bones (review)”

  1. I’m so glad you liked With the Fire on High! I haven’t been able to get to it yet, but after reading Acevedo’s previous book, I know I have to. Her writing really is beautiful. And I’ve never read anything by Peternelle van Arsdale but it’s good to know that this one was mostly an interesting read.

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