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Books With a Happy Ending

Hey bookworms! I can’t remember if I ever did a book recommendation post, but if I haven’t here it is. I’m planning on doing a series of these where each post focuses on one emotion/mood/theme/etc. To start off I’ll be sharing some of my favorite books that have a happy ending (no spoilers of course!)

Geekerella – Ashley Poston // My rating: ☆☆☆☆☆- Geekerella is a modern-day Cinderella retelling which follows geek Elle Wittimer as she tries her best to win a cosplay contest for the upcoming reboot of her favorite sci-fi series, Starfield. On the other hand, there’s Darien Freeman who is cast as the lead in the Starfield reboot and will also be attending the con where the cosplay contest is held. It’s pretty much obvious that this ends happily since most people are familiar with the fairytale Cinderella and know how that ends.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli // My rating: ☆☆☆☆☆ – This book follows Simon, who’s not so open about his sexuality and has his private email exchanges with Blue, who’s closeted as well, used against him if he doesn’t comply to act as a wingman for a classmate. Now that I think about it, the book does have its issues (bullying and forcing someone to come out), but these issues are resolved and has a very sweet ending.

If There’s No Tomorrow – Jennifer L. Armentrout // My rating: ☆☆☆☆.25 – Lena Wise always looked forward to tomorrow and all the possibilities she can hope fr until one night something horrible happens and leaves Lena less hopeful of what tomorrow brings her. This book can be quite difficult at first since the event does alter Lena’s perspective dramatically, but it does end in a very positive note.

What to Say Next – Julie Buxbaum // My Rating: ☆☆☆ – Kit and David are very different from each other but spark an unlikely friendship. Kit is a relatively popular girl while David is awkward and has Asperger’s. Kit appreciates his bluntness especially since she is tired of the pity she gets from everyone else after the tragic accident that killed her father. Kit and David embark on a journey to figure out the nature of the accident while also finding out other surprising things along the way. I did really enjoy it and it did end on a positive note (although my rating dropped to 3 stars because I expected more from the ending but that’s just me being picky).

The Disasters – M. K. England // My rating: ☆☆☆☆☆ – Four students were rejected from Ellis Station Academy (on the moon) but before they can take a shuttle back to Earth, the station is under attacked and security footage frames the students for the attack. As they flee from officials over an attack they did not commit, they come to find out who really is responsible for these incidents and why. It is then up to these four to stop those responsible before they do more damage. – It ends well, that’s all I have to say about that. If you like space operas, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Breakfast Club, you’ll enjoy this.

That’s all I have for today! Let me know what you think! Are there any other books with happy endings I might have missed (I only put down those that easily came to mind so I’m sure there’s loads more)?

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