WE GET IT, ADAM PARRISH IS POOR 🙄 Monthly Book Wrapup (1 to 4 stars)


Oh my god. Wait– Why do I have a boner? 🎶 Music Intro 🎶 Today, I’m gonna be talking about all the books I read in the month of December. The first book that I read was 𝘋𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘴. This is the sequel to the first novel, 𝘙𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘉𝘰𝘺𝘴. If you’re new here, I will explain the series to you very badly: It’s basically about a girl who lives with a family of psychics and she meets a group of boys who come from a rich school. The leader of the group of boys has a reason to believe that there is a magical, enchanted forest because he had a near-death experience. He is also predicted to be her “true love” which she cannot kiss or else her true love will die according to the prophecy. It takes place in modern-day, but there’s a lot of magical realism that happens in it. This is a pretty popular YA book. A lot of people like it mainly because they love the boys in the group here. I feel neutral about them. Gansey is my favorite one. He’s the leader of the group. He’s pretentious well-meaning it to be, like, you would think that he thinks he’s better than you. But he doesn’t actually think that way he’s just, like, a big fucking nerd. Which, now that I think about it, is basically me in a nutshell. So maybe that’s why I like him. Ronan is the bad boy of this group. He gets angry a lot, he punches walls, and other typical things that bad boys would do. Noah is just there. To me, he basically just doesn’t exist. And then, lastly, there’s Adam. His personality is that he’s poor. In this book, the main plot revolves around Ronan. We find out that he’s able to dream really weird stuff and also able to take out the stuff from his dream and into the real world as a tangible object. My thoughts on this book: First of all, is it just me, or does this book describe Gansey’s polo shirts and cargo shorts and boat shoes five times more? We all know he’s a fucking dweeb. But Maggie really wanted to amp it up this time so that you don’t forget that he’s wearing a 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘮𝘰𝘯-𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘥 polo shirt. Which is a good segue to how I would fan-cast 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘉𝘰𝘺𝘴. I really feel that when I read the second book, I got a clearer image of how each boy looks like. Gansey is basically this guy. He’s got the outfit, he’s got the smile, you know he had to do it to ’em. Some Gansey fans were 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘬 that I said that but you cannot deny that this is essentially his outfit. It is a 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵 written in the books themselves. Adam is, like, that one guy in that one vine. I picture him with a similar hairstyle and they both have the same frantic look in their eyes like they’re about to have a mental breakdown any second. Ronan is basically Tom Holland. Some people are mad that I would disparage his name like that but listen: Just look at this fucking cover, and then look at the picture of Tom Holland, and you tell me that I’m wrong– Oh wait, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 because they look 𝘦𝘹𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭. And Noah — I don’t picture him as anyone. Every time he says something, I’m like, “Huh?” “Was that a giraffe?” “Did you — did you hear something? ‘Cause I definitely didn’t.” Blue is Haruhi from 𝘖𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘯 𝘏𝘪𝘨𝘩 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭 𝘏𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘊𝘭𝘶𝘣 because they are basically the same person. Despite his poor outfit choices that seem to get worse with every book in the series, I still consider Gansey to be my favorite character. Because he’s so casually ridiculous and he’s not trying to be ₐₙgₛₜy like Ronan or Adam. Which brings me to my main point that I want to rant about: I was 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘺𝘦𝘥 by Adam in this book. He’s just angsty and mad the whole time. And I’m like, “Bitch, we get it. You’re poor, 𝕘𝕖𝕥 𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣 𝕚𝕥.” He keeps saying that he won’t take any handouts because he doesn’t want people to pity him. Bitch, nobody is thinking that. Nobody gives a shit, except for you. I know his upbringing has given him all these anger issues and that’s why he’s like that. But I personally cannot stand when characters — and people in real life — wear their insecurities on their sleeves and lash it out on other people. I get it — He’s a teenager, he’s emotionally incompetent, he’ll get better. B U T I’m just sayin’. Adam has broke bitch energy and it is not cute. I’m not even talking about him literally being poor — I’m talking about his mindset. His brain is as empty as his wallet. If I were Adam, I would just simply be rich. No offense to him, but I’m different. And if you’re offended by that opinion, you might like this conversation that I had with Chanelle. I was telling her that, “My bank is like Gansey but my brain is like Adam.” Because I, too, have a broke bitch mindset. My upbringing and my trauma has made me have a very weird relationship with money and has also made me super negative and angsty. Just like Adam. And that’s why I think he’s a little bitch — ’cause I see myself in him. Chanelle replied, “OMG ADAM. UFH POOR BOI.” To which I replied, “Fuck Adam. He a scrawny li’l BITCH.” Chanelle replied, “Ma’am. Do you own a mirror? I guess y’all twins.” ₜₕₑy ₐₛₖ yₒᵤ ₕₒw yₒᵤ ₐᵣₑ, ₐₙd yₒᵤ ⱼᵤₛₜ ₕₐᵥₑ ₜₒ ₛₐy ₜₕₐₜ yₒᵤ’ᵣₑ fᵢₙₑ, wₕₑₙ yₒᵤ’ᵣₑ ₙₒₜ ᵣₑₐₗₗy fᵢₙₑ, bᵤₜ yₒᵤ ⱼᵤₛₜ cₐₙ’ₜ gₑₜ ᵢₙₜₒ ᵢₜ bₑcₐᵤₛₑ ₜₕₑy wₒᵤₗd ₙₑᵥₑᵣ ᵤₙdₑᵣₛₜₐₙd. My past is like Adam, but I’m fucking trying to be Gansey over here. I cannot have him dragging me down with his self-pitying bullshit. We are leaving that behind in 2020. Ronan and Adam basically just punch a bunch of walls in this book. If they both just got laid with each other, they would be way less tense. It would be like a two-for-one deal. When they’re not punching walls, Ronan is getting a hard-on for cars. My theory is that when he dreams about cars, that’s called a wet dream. When the boys went to see the Disney movie, 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘴, he probably left the theater with an erection. Last time I talked about this series, I had a theory that Adam and Ronan were gonna be a thing. A lot of people in the comments were saying, “Oh my god, how does she even think about that?” “How can she pick up all these context clues and read all the subtext so deeply?” That’s not true. I am 𝘯𝘰𝘵 a smart reader. It’s not the context clues or the subtext that makes me think that those two boys will be a thing. It’s the fact that I know, deep down in my heart, that Blue and Gansey will be a thing. We know she’s gonna be with him because she saw his face when they prophesize her true love. And I ship it and I want them to be together. But what do we do about the other boys? We pair them up together. 💥BAM💥 Problem solved. Adam and Ronan are now out of the picture. We don’t got to worry about Noah because nobody gives a shit about him anyway. I’m just kidding. I actually like Noah better in this book and I think he’s sweet. I’m just sayin’ nobody’s gonna fuck him. It’s just simple physics, okay? Gansey and Blue is where it’s at. You know who told Blue the prophecy that Gansey is her true love? Turns out: It was me, I manifested that shit. But Blue is still very resistant. She is so in denial about liking Gansey that she will literally hoe it up with 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘺 before accepting being endgame with Gansey. But don’t worry girl, ’cause I have my eyes on the prize. My friend, Melody, has been reading the series with me. And she actually told me that she doesn’t understand how Ronan and Adam could be a thing because she thinks that they are both too angsty. But I’m like, “Dude, that’s why they work.” They get each other and they can tolerate each other’s angst and be on the same page. Whereas Gansey and Blue aren’t even on the same avenue because their brains don’t work like that. So if Adam acts out, Ronan can put him in his place and be like, “Hey, stop being a little bitch.” But if Adam acts out with Blue, she’s gonna be like, “Mm, I’m not gonna tolerate your broke bitch behavior so, bye!” And then Gansey is just like, “What’s wrong? Do you want more money?” “Why won’t you take my money?” “Please 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘺.” But you know Adam won’t because he’s a dumbass. And in the end, it turns out that Adam doesn’t have money or love. He’s not rich in anything. ₜₕₑy ₐₛₖ yₒᵤ ₕₒw yₒᵤ ₐᵣₑ, ₐₙd yₒᵤ ⱼᵤₛₜ ₕₐᵥₑ ₜₒ ₛₐy ₜₕₐₜ yₒᵤ’ᵣₑ fᵢₙₑ, wₕₑₙ yₒᵤ’ᵣₑ ₙₒₜ ᵣₑₐₗₗy fᵢₙₑ, bᵤₜ yₒᵤ ⱼᵤₛₜ cₐₙ’ₜ gₑₜ ᵢₙₜₒ ᵢₜ bₑcₐᵤₛₑ ₜₕₑy wₒᵤₗd ₙₑᵥₑᵣ ᵤₙdₑᵣₛₜₐₙd. Anyway, most of this book follows. . . Oh, Ronan. I forgot his name already. Most of the book follows Ronan’s story and this is why I ended up rating it 3 stars because I just don’t care about Ronan. I will say though that he spends most of his time talking to Kavinsky who I think is a literal crack head. I don’t know what the fandom consensus is about Kavinsky. I don’t know if people think he’s annoying or not. But I actually feel like he is the most like me, which maybe solidifies why people would think he’s annoying. All of his dialogue is literally joking about Ronan being gay. And I’m like, “Bro, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐’𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨.” He gets me dude. Turns out, 𝘩𝘦’𝘴 the psychic. But after the millionth joke about Ronan being a homo, I’m just like, “Okay, this dude is thinking about Ronan being gay a little too much.” What’s going on here? Like, is there something deeper? Why do you keep on thinking about what Ronan is doing in bed, hmm? I found him too cartoonish to be the antagonist of this book. Because he literally cracked gay jokes every time that he speaks and I just don’t take homophobes seriously. There is a hit-man in this book too. I also did not care about him. There was a weird romance with him and this other character. It kind of came out of nowhere. It’s like that character was like, “That hit-man — I’d 𝘩𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵.” Overall, I would probably rate this book 3.5 stars. The first half just took forever for me to get through because I really, really was not feeling it. It was too slow and confusing for my taste. I don’t think it’s the book’s fault though because I do think it is objectively good and has some merit to it. I think I just have personal preferences and I don’t have enough brain cells to comprehend the world-building that’s going on. I even felt bad for Adam towards the end but I tried to suppress it as much as I could. Really, the only reason why I didn’t like this book as much is because it centered on characters that I didn’t care about. However, I did hear that next book does focus on Gansey and Blue more. And you know that I am hetero-normative trash for that. The next book that I read is 𝘔𝘺 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘞𝘪𝘧𝘦 by Samantha Downing. This is a thriller novel about a couple who lives in the suburbs, a husband and a wife. They have two kids. They are your everyday vanilla-ass couple. But in order to keep their marriage interesting, they do some kinky shit on the side. And that kinky shit is just murdering other people. You know, we gotta do what we can to keep our marriage fresh. She won’t let me hit it from the back so now we just murder people for fun. I really, really enjoyed this book. I thought that it was so fun and quick to read. I think that this would be a good book to read if you are new to thrillers because it’s not like a mind-blowing story or anything like that. Like, I was able to predict the plot twists because the author did a good job in building up for it. So it didn’t, like, throw me out for a loop but I still enjoyed the journey getting there. The storyline would flip back and forth between present-day and then the past where you find out how this couple even met and how they formed their relationship. And I thought that was a nice way to develop the characters and come to an understanding about why they’re into some freaky-deaky shit like that. I was very fascinated by Millicent, who is the wife. The moment she is introduced, I’m like, “This bitch is crazy and I want to know more.” When I picture this couple, I picture a hot redhead chick and some cuck-schmuck that’s married to her. She’s just so calm and poised but you know she’s a freak. I’m like, “What is this crazy bitch up to?” You know she’s controlling the whole damn situation and her husband is just a cuck. We love to see it. You know she’s the one that’s planning and plotting the whole time. But at the same time, she’s working at her job selling houses and she’s being a good mom for her two kids. You know, I admire working mothers who can manage their time like that. Ladies, this is how you 𝘓𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘐𝘯. Even the main guy, I thought, was interesting too. Like, you could believe how he ended up being roped into this because he wanted to please her. But he also felt some kind of thrill in it too. So it’s, like, this weird dynamic that they have. I like how twisted their minds are that they would kill someone out of self-defense at first and then be like, “Oh my god.” “Wait–” “Why do I have a boner?” “Wait a minute, this is sexy.” I rated this book 4 stars because I really enjoyed it. I don’t think it is perfect. I did think that the ending was a little rushed. Millicent could have been developed better. She kind of bordered on being too cartoonish towards the end. But I still enjoyed the book and it was very quick, fast-paced read for me. The next book that I read is 𝘋𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳. This is another thriller book about a man who was walking down the street and then he gets kidnapped at gunpoint. His abductor injects him with some unknown drug and by the time he wakes up, he is back to his normal life. There are some details that change. Like, for example, he’s no longer married to his wife. His son was never born. In his old life, he was a physics professor. But now, he is, like, this big, hotshot scientist guy. It’s basically a life path that he could have 𝘩𝘢𝘥 if he had decided not to marry his wife. And pursued his career goals instead. I picked this up because Chanelle was 𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 about this book — about how it was so trippy and mind-blowing. I really wanted to like it too. But unfortunately, I ended up rating it 2 stars. Really, the main thing that hung me up about this book is the writing was so cheesy. The book is about a life path that he never took. You can already tell this from the beginning because when he is living his regular life with his wife, they’re talking about how they don’t have time for this anymore. And how he could have been this hotshot guy and how he gave up on this — but he still loves his kid. And he doesn’t regret anything. And now, in this “new life”, he has everything that he had wanted that he gave up on. But he’s not happy with it. He’s terrified because he wants his old life back because he realizes that is what matters truly in the end. So the main guy’s monologue goes on and on about how life is so precious. “Oh my god, I shouldn’t have taken things for granted.” “I should have lived in the moment when I had the chance.” And I’m like, “Bitch, we get it.” 𝐿𝒾𝓋𝑒, 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒, 𝐿𝒶𝓊𝑔𝒽. The characters were very bland and formulaic. His wife is basically the typical doting wife. He is your cookie cutter main character that just wants to be with his family. In his new life, he finds an ally who, at first, I thought, “Oh, this is nice.” They’re building some kind of friendship and camaraderie and I think that’s sweet. But then there’s a scene with, like, this pointless sexual tension that I thought might be relevant later on. Like, maybe that was super important to the plot — but it wasn’t at all. It was just tossed in there for no reason. And this is how 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 a man wrote this. Because the main guy is just like, “Oh my god, I miss my 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵, 𝘭𝘰𝘺𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘪𝘧𝘦.” “Oh man, but there’s also my 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵, 𝘭𝘰𝘺𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺.” “Oh my god, what a fork in the road — so many choices.” I’m gonna say something out of context so it won’t be considered a spoiler. But if you have read the book, you know the part when they put the wife up for lottery? I think the book would be a lot more interesting and unpredictable if it were actually written in the wife’s perspective instead. Because then you could have read the book where, one day, she had a normal life and her husband. And then the next day, when her husband comes back, he seems to be a different person even though he looks exactly the same. That way, it could have been more of, like, a mystery element. And she picks up all these clues and she has to figure out why he seems to be, like, a different person. In that way, it would kind of feel like you’re guessing along with her. And then you get mind-fucked by what happens towards the end of the book. Missed opportunities. Overall, very cheesy. I was supposed to film the rest of my Wrap-up but I actually have to go meet up with a friend right now. So, I will continue! Alright, I’m back home. My friend and I went to an advanced screening of a movie called 𝘑𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘔𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘺. And I sobbed my eyes out so hard in the theater that, afterward, I got a headache because I was so dehydrated from crying. So now, I’m gonna spend the rest of the night trying to avoid thinking about the corrupt, industrial prison complex and think about books instead. Because we need the fucking escapism here. The next book that I read is 𝘔𝘺 𝘚𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘒𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳. This is another thriller book. I was really on a roll with thriller books this month. I mean, it was the holidays. You know, it’s just the season for 𝕜𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕘. I picked up this very short, dark, little book here. It follows the perspective of a main character who has to deal with a sister who has this annoying habit of constantly killing her boyfriends. And it’s annoying because every time she kills the guy, the main character has to be the one that cleans up her mess. Little sisters can be such a brat sometimes. Every time the sister kills someone, she calls up the main character and she’s like “Hey, I need some help.” “I don’t know what happened.” “I think the guy just ran into my knife or something.” And the main character is like, “Oh boy, this fucking shit all over again.” She’s all decked out and prepared, with the bleach and rubber gloves, and she’s just ready to clean up the whole crime scene. And she also has to do the emotional labor of making sure that her sister doesn’t look like a sociopath and actually appears to be grieving over her dead boyfriends. ‘Cause sometimes, like, the boyfriend will die. But then the sister will want to post something cute on Instagram. And the main girl is like, “Dude, you can’t post that shit because you’re supposed to be 𝘨𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 over a guy that you’re supposed to care about.” And the sister is like, “𝘖𝘩 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘩. . .” The reason why the main character is so good at cleaning up the crime scenes is because she works in a hospital and she has a crush on one of the doctors there. The plot begins when her sister visits her in the hospital. And the doctor falls in love at first sight with her. And then the main girl internally freaks out. It’s not just jealousy — it’s the fear that he gonna die. It’s very “quirky”, in a dark kind of way. I enjoyed it when I first started it. I was hooked from the beginning because the author does such a great job at instilling this very dry and subtle dark humor in her writing. I’ll read out loud some lines that actually made me chuckle out loud. There’s this one scene where the sisters are carrying a dead body down an elevator. And the main character’s monologue is: “I was tempted to pray — to beg that no door be opened as we journeyed from door to lift.” “But I am fairly certain that those are exactly the types of prayers he 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴𝘯’𝘵 answer.” I don’t know just I was funny. It was like she asked God for help but then she was like, “Oh, wait a minute, he wouldn’t approve.” I also thought it was kind of funny how her sister was just so flippant about everything. Like, there’s this one scene where the main character is criticizing her and her sister says, “Why are you judging me? This is victim shaming, you know.” I’m like, “Bitch, you just killed somebody.” I was mostly compelled by the relationship between the main character and her sister. And why she was so loyal to a sister that seemed to be kind of vapid and narcissistic. And we do get hints of that because there are certain flashbacks about the way that they grew up. And the abusive household that they had. It gives you an inkling about how she became so fiercely protective over her sister. Unfortunately, by the time I got halfway through the book, my interest in it started dwindling because I found the rest of narrative to be really straightforward. I wish there were a bit more plot points and developments, especially when it comes to their history. I think for this book to really work, then the sister relationship needs to be the strongest part about it. And that way, when you get to the ending, whatever happens in the ending would have been way punchier if the sister relationship were strongly enforced in the first place. We do get bits of that in the flashbacks, but I’m not sure if it was quite enough for me to be fully attached to it. Overall, I gave it 3.5 stars because I really did enjoy jumping into it and the stylistic writing. But it kind of meandered from there. I wonder if it would’ve been more effective as, like, a true short story rather than trying to stretch it out into a novel. Next, I read 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘚𝘬𝘺 by Hannah Alkaf, which takes place in Malaysia. It follows the story of a young girl who has OCD and she is caught up in the middle of these race riots that happened during 1969. Her mother is missing and for the whole book, she embarks on this journey to try to find her. But even aside from the race riots and the violence, she is also struggling with her OCD because she pictures a demon that is telling her that she’s not good enough. That she needs to tap the surface of a table, like, this amount of times or else her family will die. And so, with the uncertainty of her mother being gone, she’s afraid that she accidentally killed her mother because she didn’t tap something enough times. Umm. . .homegirl really has a bad case of it. She meets a Chinese boy named Vincent. He becomes an ally for her even though they are of opposite sides of the riots. And it’s just about her journey trying to find her mom, dealing with her OCD, making sure not to die. You know, just typical teenager things. Although I just summarized this book very lightheartedly, obviously there are 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙜𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 for OCD, racism, graphic violence, on-page death, a lot of anxiety too. Again, this bitch really be going through it. If that kind of stuff is triggering to you, then maybe you might want to skip on this one. I have yet to find a book that I thought was too intense for me so we’re gonna keep on trying to make me 𝕗𝕖𝕖𝕝 𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘. I’m really glad that there is a story for young adults about the Malaysian riots. And a story where the main character struggles with OCD. I think that kind of setting and that kind of representation is super important because it is not that often shown. Unfortunately, I felt like the book was just okay. The writing style is too simplistic for my taste. The main character obviously goes through a very intense personal journey, both externally and internally. And I think that’s super hard to convey from someone who, clearly, was writing a debut novel. The main character obviously has to go through a lot of growth to get to a satisfying resolution. But I don’t find it satisfying because the development was told instead of shown. I think the way that it was handled was kind of surface-level. If you are someone who who typically does like YA, and you don’t mind simplistic writing, then you might like it. But for me, I just need a little bit more complexity when it comes to writing a character’s emotional journey. Finally, the last book that I read in 2019 was 𝘈 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 by Sarah J. Maas. This is the novella that accompanies the 𝘈 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘛𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘙𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘴 series. I assume you already know what this series is because that’s how most people found out about this channel. It is about a girl banging a bunch of faeries. And this novella is kind of like the Christmas special of what happens after the war is over. What kind of gifts do they give to each other? How many snowball fights do they have with each other? How many times they call each other “mate”? I mean what else is there to say about this book? We are at the final stretch. I’m fucking tired. I am emotionally wrought from the movie that I watched. I am not in the right mental headspace right now to discuss Feyre getting dicked down by faeries. So we are gonna have to save this for my review video about this novella. And honestly, just planning that video tires me out because I’m gonna have to relive everything. I feel like I forgot most of what happens in this book already. I don’t know if I had just repressed the scenes. But I’m gonna have to go back at the pages that I marked down and try to figure out how do I even explain the story– Well, “story” is a strong word ’cause nothing actually fuckin’ happens in this book. Really, the only thing that I remember is that, at one point, Feyre and Rhysand have sex with each other. But the sex is so intense that they go through, like, this astral projection thing. She sees the skies and stars and travels universes and feels his energy force and he feels hers. And I’m like, “Yo, the dick is really 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥, huh?” You know what Feyre? Good for you! Merry Christmas, indeed. I’m glad that she’s getting dicked down and that she’s happy now. I’m 𝘯𝘰𝘵 happy for Tamlin though. What the fuck? In the third book, she was supposed to have forgiven him. But now, in this novella, everyone’s fucking ganging up on him and being like, “Boo, you’re a piece of shit!” And I’m just like, “Dude, I thought we were all about forgiveness here.” 🎄’Tis the season, bitch.🎄 Anyway, we’ll talk more about that in the review video. You know what, the bitch can write. I’ll give her that. She can certainly write words. . .on a page. Lots and lots of words. . . Basically, the book was pointless. But it was okay. I liked that it was short. I gave it 1 star though. I still have to talk about what books I’m gonna be reading next month. In the month of January, I will be reading: 𝘔𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘛𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘕𝘰𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘺 𝘎𝘪𝘳𝘭𝘴 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘓𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘉𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘖𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘰𝘱 𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘞𝘩𝘰 𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘪𝘯 𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘋𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘥 𝘎𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘺 Also, 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵 and the first book of 𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘗𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳. I also owe some shout-outs because every time I hit a milestone on this channel, I will shout-out a smaller BookTuber. Last time I did this, I had 60k and now I have a 100k. I am now realizing that these shout-outs are not sustainable. I don’t think I can even name that many BookTubers off the top of my head for each thousand. What I will do from now on is I will still give shout-outs but this time, it will be for every 10k. I’ve been really lucky for my channel to grow so rapidly. But at this point, it’s impossible for me to name a new person for every thousand I hit if that happens in such a short amount of time. 10k is hopefully a good middle ground. Which means that I owe 4 shout-outs in total. The first person I want to mention is Paige from “Order of the Bibliophiles”. Paige does pretty much all the BookTube videos you can think of. She does wrap-ups, she does book hauls. The video that really stood out to me from her channel was “Stories Throughout the Decade: 2010s edition”. You could really tell that she put in so much research to look through every book that was published and give you the best one. So, I appreciate all the hard work that comes from her. The next BookTuber I want to mention is “Renia Reads”. She’s a pretty new BookTuber but she already has a few wrap-ups and tag videos. And she also has a couple of Mateathon vlogs. She did a vlog about struggling to reach her Goodreads goal. So, if you have also struggled to reach your Goodreads goal at the end of every year, you can check out her struggle as well. The next BookTuber I want to mention is someone from Pakistan and that is “Wordsborn”. He does a lot of individual book reviews which is something you, ironically, don’t see a lot on BookTube. But he’s done it for 𝘓𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘈𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘢, he’s done it for 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘧, and 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘭𝘢𝘺. And he has some 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘺 opinions about certain Sarah J. Maas books. So, if you are a fan of watching people’s unpopular opinions, you can check him out. Lastly, I want to mention “areadersworld”. When I first watched Julia, I actually viewed her more as a commentary channel but for a books, specifically. Except now, I think she’s branched out into other types of content. She’s reviewed books like 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘳𝘶𝘦𝘭 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦. She has reviewed movies like 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘰𝘴 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨. She did a video where she tried to read in the shower. So, overall, the tone of her videos is pretty humorous. Those are four BookTubers that I think would really appreciate more subscribers to their channels. So, with that in mind, don’t forget to 𝘶𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘣𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘦 from my channel and check out theirs instead. Good-bye. 🎶 Music Outro 🎶

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100 thoughts on “WE GET IT, ADAM PARRISH IS POOR 🙄 Monthly Book Wrapup (1 to 4 stars)”

  1. Yeet says:

    Dark matter sounds like Shrek Forever After

  2. Amy Paine says:

    if you’re trying to be gansey instead of adam you’d better start buying boat shoes

  3. The Book Dragon Reads says:

    You really know how to capture an audience in 1 second 😂

  4. RavensandBlots says:

    And Noah, it’s like he isn’t even there 😂 that!

  5. Edd Dampios says:

    i have never even read any of these books but i'm still cackling. "his brain is as empty as his wallet" this is me

  6. Alisha Tokee says:

    when you said blue is basically haruhi from ouran high school host club it hit me how accurate that is

  7. Sydney Stories says:

    Gansey was the only one I really liked. Ronan and Adam seemed super Kyle/ monster drinking/ dumbasses. At least Gansey felt worth something

  8. Koko Chen says:

    I get why people are annoyed by Adam in this book, but I still think he's my favourite character mostly because he's so flawed yet doesn't pretend not to be. I also relate to him a lot (lol), so who knows what that says about me!

  9. KaylaAnnWill says:

    OOO i'm excited your reading Serpant & Dove! I didn't really think much of that book when I was first reading it, but after I was done I was like "damn, I loved those dorks"

  10. alrescha75 says:

    All I know of ACOTAR is what I learned from Cindy and that is enough for me.

  11. Elise says:

    oooooooooooooooo cant wait to hear your thoughts on blue lily lily blue and your trash talking on a court of frost and starlight :))

    waiiittt harry potter damn girl i havent read that in years

  12. Otaku Trash says:

    The weight of our sky is also a comic on webtoon!!

  13. mylittlebookishcorneroftheuniverse says:

    Whenever I go to watch Cindy’s videos

    “What’s this crazy bitch up to?”


  14. Lam Ri says:

    "I liked that it was short" has to be the funniest tidbit of a review I've ever heard 😂😂 i love it
    Also looking forward to seeing the 100k youtube plaque in your background 👀👀👌🏾👌🏾

  15. Russian Renaissance says:

    "we're just gonna keep on tryin' to make me feel something"
    honestly same

  16. Arzen Claire Llaguno says:

    broke bitch culture is only cute when you have a sugar daddy lmao just kidding. unless?

  17. aymxn says:

    I love your channel! I might just binge all your videos 🤭 but in all honesty, this is the type of content I like to watch on youtube🥰

  18. Maria C says:

    I always imagined Ronan being a light skin black guy, at least ONE of these characters just has to be a poc 😩

  19. Loc’D Booktician says:


  20. 아만다Amanda says:

    “His brain is as empty as his wallet” 😂😂😂

  21. Dorotea Ivanković says:

    18:12 then read A little life 😏

  22. Victor R says:

    That’s a really big novella what

  23. Sritama Sen says:

    I will be rather offended if you make a whole video on acofas and not bring up that one moment when Feyre and Rhysand have space shattering sex and Rhysand nuts after seeing a vision of his future son.

  24. TheDanishGuyReviews says:

    "That is not true, I'm not a smart reader." I've found my new catchphrase.

  25. Abigail Tuufuli says:

    I love my sons Gansey, Adam, Ronan, and ghost Noah, but it was hard reading Adam’s parts because he could not see the difference between charity and friendship. Gansey and Ronan wanted to do stuff for him because they loved him, not because he couldn’t provide for himself. Glad that in the end he was able to partially get over it. I love your commentary for the Raven Boys 😂 it’s perfect 👌

  26. MsMegaCake says:

    I stan Adam Parrish as much as any other lesbian but he really has big broke bitch energy in book two smh

  27. Narnia Latifah says:

    I saw Sarah J Maas and got excited for the faerie definition

    Alas :')

  28. The Birds says:

    I'm writing a book and I want to know if the concept is a good idea or not:

    Basically there is a poor and homeless thief, Nicky, that has been taking care of her little sister, Victoria, after their hometown got destroyed from 'warfare' and can barely take care of the both of them. When the queen'of the mysterious district, Arcanum's, personal scavenger is killed attempting to steal an unnamed object from another district, the queen is holding tryouts for a new thief. Knowing that Nicky and her little sister will soon either starve or get eaten by the forest creatures, so Nicky goes ahead to the tryouts. Around two hundred people are at the auditions and she soon learns that failing leads to death. Nicky must win to keep Victoria safe and other parts I would not spoil.

    Basically I'm not sure if this is cheesy or a bad idea or not because everyone says I'm not picky in books at all and yada yada.

  29. Rose Thorn says:

    This is what I’m watching when my bf isn’t here lol

  30. lemonade line says:

    your videos give me life

  31. Bethal King says:

    Cindy is the only book lover I know who has not read Harry Potter and I no longer feel alone

  32. AngelMercury says:

    I started reading this series because of you and paperback. Totally with you on Adam in the first two books. I felt really bad for Gansey when he had that moment of 'I'm always trying to reach out to them and they're always pulling away' I think at the end of the first book. I get everyone was all struggling with their own issues but it was just ouch. As frustrating as it was to read though, I'm in the fourth book now and it's been good to see the characters all grow through these things and find themselves.

  33. lew godsell says:

    Thanks for another very entertaining video Cindy, always appreciate and enjoy your insight.

  34. Luxurious Blu says:

    3:13, Ooo… I know some folks out there felt that a li’l; got a li’l triggered.

  35. Maegan Mcweird says:

    i know that like the poor thing may seem annoying but Adam actually means a lot to me as someone who grew up in an upper middle class town and being the only kid with a poor single mom. I've felt a lot of the shame and embarrassment that he feels and it seems kind f insensitive to see him as just a 1 dimensional character whose only emotion is poor when it runs a lot deeper than that

  36. hamilton trash says:

    If you wanna read a really terrible series…. Alex and Eliza is the worst.

  37. Anna Does Things says:

    Can't wait for HARRY POTTER

  38. Lani Kapusta says:

    Dark Matter sucked, but I loved his other book! Two and five stars respectively. Dark Matter is basically just Sliders but worse and somehow more regressive despite being 20+ years newer. I don't know if I even believe Recursion is written by the same guy, that's how much better it was, got me coming up with conspiracy theories

  39. Order of the Bibliophiles says:

    I didn’t want to get spoiled for trc so I’m super late but thank you so much for shouting me out 🥺

  40. Susan Rodgers says:

    My Lovely Wife just sounds like Sweeney Todd

  41. Sweet Sakinah says:

    Every time you said "Gansey", the caption says "Nancy" and I laughed every time 😂

  42. moonlightscrawls says:

    For some reason the raven boys is a very watered down the marauders. SNSKSJNSMSNSKSJNSKSMSNSNJS. I mean I haven't read the series yet but based on your descriptions, that's the thing that flies inside my head 😂

  43. azican92 says:

    Legit don't know why youtube recommended your channel to me out of the blue, but you're hilarious 😂 I subscribed at the "his personality is that he's poor"

  44. Sara says:

    Cindy you have to read a little life !!! I would like to know your opinion about it !!!

  45. sarah mills says:

    I was watching this, paused it to go to work, then came back without context and it was really weird. Went back to watch again for context and it was still weird. Have come to the consensus that Cindy whether in or out of context, her comments are always going to be weird and that is why I love this channel.

  46. Momina Ali says:

    I'm gonna be binging your whole channel! 💟

  47. Mena Ali says:

    In my opinion i think the reason why adam is so obsessed with his friends helping him out is because he grew up in a shitty family with no one there to take care of him, he basically had himself and himself only so it’s normal for him to think that his friends helping him isnt out of love but out of pity so,,,😔🤟 but oh man the jokes were hilarious

  48. Khalifa al-rowaiei says:

    I think kavinsky is gay and has the hots for Ronan, and all that insulting gay jokes is to see if Ronan is gay or not. And if he is, the kavinsky would make his move and confess his love to Ronan. #mytheory

  49. AnaBooks says:

    What an interesting habit, killing boyfriends……….

  50. Bored Creativity says:

    "If they both just got laid with each other, they'd be less tense"
    *squints at other books from this series from far away*
    "Hmm, you may be right, I sense quite a lot of gay energy coming from the future-"

  51. Rae says:

    I was today years old when I learned that knocking on a table 3 times or else you'll die is not normal. So. Thank you for calling me out like that with your readings

  52. e-girl barbie says:

    Okay, so like… The first book just sounds like Diabolik Lovers.

  53. Temia RVW says:

    I swear you're the only youtuber that makes me laugh anymore and I'm not sure if it's because I'm dead inside or you're just that funny.

  54. goodverbsonly says:

    ALL of the raven boys are characters from ouran and that is a FACT

  55. Yessie says:

    The female version of dark matter that you’re thinking of is Face Off with John Travolta lol.

  56. Tyler Grace says:

    Adam canonically smells bad in Dream Thieves 😌

  57. godikynat says:

    "nobody is gonna fuck Noah "
    i sure as hell hope they don't, pretty sure that's a crime

  58. London Ashley says:

    That hit man? I’d hit that. 😂😂
    I don’t really know how I feel about this series to be honest but Ronan was actually my favourite and blue kind of aggravated me

  59. Pin Blu says:

    I actually applied to the University that the author of ‘My Sister the Serial Killer’ used to go to. In one of the Emails the Uni sent to me they mentioned her book and that she got her BA in 2012 from them. I was applying for an English Literature course so I guess they wanted to show her off to gain some brownie points with me. Your lack of enjoyment though kinda puts a damper on that 😂 I didn’t end up choose that Uni, but still probably the closest encounter with fame I ever got in my life.

    But yeah, kind of trippy to be seeing that book mentioned again. My condolences for your dissatisfaction mate

  60. Imsotired yall says:

    shows a picture of the had to to it to em guy you did it, you broke down Gansey to his bare essentials

  61. Chris Chris says:

    All the books I've rated 4 or 5 stars you've only given 1 or 2 stars to, and yet i keep watching and subscribing…

  62. Kavya Arun says:

    Hey guys…I came here bcoz I know this community is freaking awesome at recommending books
    I can't seem to find some good old series with just that little bit of smut to make it spicy and I'm bored
    Any recommendations?

  63. Rebekah Grace says:

    “And this is how you know a MAN wrote this” I swear I say that all the time it’s one of my biggest criticisms of books. Male fantasies are not interesting to me please be more relatable thanksss.

  64. Zee Shine Storm says:

    Hey, Cindy, just wondering if you know that 'A Heart So Fierce and Broken' is out featuring your fave Grey. 😁😁

  65. Sara A. says:

    LMFAOOOOOO your review of “The Dream Thieves” (aka my fav TRC book) had me on the floor 😂 Personally, Ronan is my favorite character and I actually really like Adam, but everything you said was straight up FACTS. 👏

  66. Read and Write with Monica says:

    just mercy is amazing! i also cried and thought i was the only one

  67. Mondinsel says:

    Never read a book by Maggie Stiefvater and I'm not sure I ever will, but I wanted to let you know I had a ton of fun listening to your review.

  68. Natalie Everett says:

    I love your book reviews, I laughed so hard I woke my boyfriend up who was in the other room. I really enjoy your opinions as someone who is trying to write their own novel, it's really insightful and I can't wait to hear your opinion about Pretty Girls as I heard it was really good and want to read it myself.

  69. Alina Vulcan says:

    I have no idea how I got here or about any of the books you’re talking about, but this was hilarious.

  70. Kayra Han Aslan says:

    Cindy. I've binge watched 6 of your videos with no bathroom or snack breaks. My stomach is still clenching from laughter. My eyes are wet. And my heart is taken. MARRY ME T-T

  71. Michelé says:

    I really enjoy how you give suggestions of what would have made a book better and I'm always like, yeah, I'd read the shit outta that.

  72. Jocelyn Brick says:


  73. Andrea Ichazo says:

    Is it…weird that the first time i heared the name gansey i though "wow someone named their character like a homestuck troll"

  74. Maggots for breakfast says:

    These intros got me to the point where I search for my headphones before starting the video and I love it 😀

  75. Sadie Douglas says:

    Have you read Circe by Madeline Miller? I really enjoyed it, and I think you would like it. It has lots of Greek history and trivia.

  76. Alex Lloyd says:

    in all seriousness though, i've always found gansey to be so boring and mediocre, partially bc the narrative does him a disservice by making him be worshipped by all the characters throughout the series (which always made me feel like the arrested development meme of "him?" lmao). but i always appreciate your perspectives and listening to this plus reading the comments i feel like i understand why i ppl like gansey more!

  77. ulvenNixie says:

    Heck yes! I loved that you talked about My Sister, the Serial Killer. It was a fun book.

  78. RavenWhispererABC says:

    Cindy, you roasting the Raven Boys until they burnt chicken boys 😂

  79. Speederzzz says:

    I hate a character cause he is like me

    Oof mood

  80. Alayna Jordan says:

    Gonna put out there, read and review River of Teeth by Sarah Bailey (?)! My coworker has been ranting and raving about it. I say it's total Fantasy but he's bent on Historical Fiction. It's about Hippos in 1890 Mississippi

  81. Fidato says:

    Noah was my fav character and I m still upset how things ended for him

  82. xonikkee says:

    "why won't you take my money, take my money!!!" if you see yourself in adam any capacity this means you need to find a gansey friend except you take ALL THAT MONEY AND LIVE YOUR BEST RICH LIFE
    my dream is to see adamandeve sponsor one of your SJM videos

  83. themelonlord says:

    Noah: *speaks*
    Cindy: Y'all here sum?

  84. Hawaouuu Diallo says:

    Hey have u ever read ember in the ashes series.


    Cindy may i recommend the Nemesis series by April Daniels? It is absolutely amazing in my opinion and i would like to hear what you think about it. Basically, this transgirl gets the body she wants after inheriting powers from a superhero and shit happens

  86. Mari A. says:

    If someone passed by my room while i was watching this video they'd think i was having some sort of violent sexual awakening but i was just very emphatically agreeing with your opinion like YES gansey is a ridiculous dweeb whom i love with all my heart YES adam's insecurities are overstated ahhhh YESSSSS

  87. matylda2.0 __op says:

    “if i were adam i would simply be rich, no offence to him but i’m different”
    when i say i died—

  88. Nathaniel everything says:

    Ok but when you said "he left cars with an erection" I burst out laughing and Im not even exaggerating

  89. Ju says:

    Cindy PLEASE read serpent & Dove, I feel weird that I did not like it (bc it's super hyped) and want to know your opinions on it

  90. Angelica Rodriguez says:

    "That hitman? I'd hit that 😏"

    I choked on my wine

  91. Mackenzie Steward says:

    10:20 i spat out my drink i was laugjing that much

  92. Sherice Murray says:

    Cindy, I know you probably have 1000 book recommendations but I would love it if you read and did a wrap up for "A little life" by….. by…ummm… it's an asian author's name I can't remember to spell atm.😅

  93. Bhumika Kaushik says:

    Read Latitudes Of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup for me. I hope you'd find this one better than exes and ohs. It's according to me,worth investing in.

  94. Katlyn Criswell says:

    fellas you ever feel like you and a book reviewer didn't even read the same book

  95. Sam_Thing_Else says:

    hey youd lik the book 'once.' by Morris Gleitzman. i heard you say about how romance in historical settings make you cry and well its not really romance but it made me cry and ts set in ww2. i wont say anymore but i think you'd really like it and maybe make a review??

  96. Saurabh Banik says:

    Since you also read Manga, i wish you read and did a video on Clamp's "Tsubasa chronicles" and "xxxHolic".

  97. Sara Sivan says:

    give recursion by blake crouch a try! i read that before dark matter, & they might as well be by 2 different authors tbh. it's such an interesting story– just when you think you have it figured out, it gets even more f*cked. needless to say, 5 stars

  98. Tomas Vargas says:

    You need an English Bulldog as a side kick, trust me I'm proof that they don't care if you look kinda trollish. 😉

  99. Piroette Prisoner_ says:

    Cindyyyy. Can I reccomend you a novel called "Lucia"? I have mixed feelings about it so I kinda wanna hear an opinion about from you.

  100. Tyzy says:

    I'm currently reading 'The weight of our sky' as a comic on naver. It's cool, might grab the book.

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