Book Rant | After by Anna Todd 💔

Hello Bookish Babes! Happy Friday to you all!

We made it to the end of the week and that means I have another book review for you! Actually, hold that thought. I finally… FINALLY got around to reading After by Anna Todd. It’s been on my TBR list for ages and all my close friends have been praying for the day that I finally pick up the book to read it. The time has come friends and I finished this book after (see what I did there) many sleepless nights because I 👏COULD 👏NOT 👏PUT 👏IT DOWN.👏

Because this book is super hyped up (and for good reason) + it is being made into a movie (release date next week, April 12!), I decided to go about this book review a different way. I’ve decided to do a book “rant” and sort of tweet my way through the book. I wrote down all my thoughts as I thought them and I’ve shared them with you today. I hope you enjoy! I’ll be sharing more thoughts on the book on my IG story! Book gossip with me @giselasbooked.

After Book Rant

Gosh I’m getting a sense of foreboding already. Is it just me? 😨

Does Tessa not have GPS on her phone?

Can’t she call an Uber to leave the party?

This guy better have a really good reason why he’s acting all jerky to her.

Really!? You are going to play the jealousy card after you scolded and yelled at her!? 😡

Finally GPS!

Oh gosh arguing over pride and prejudice. Is Hardin like Darcy… probably? What a dick!

This guy thinks very highly of himself but also girl… don’t lie to yourself.

Whoa, um okay twilight moment!? Is Hardin a vampire? (As if you could fight me off! *Edward Cullen voice*)

I’m confused. Is he jealous!?  

That boy Noah is really clueless. Gosh poor puppy.

Of course. Kissing someone while they are yelling at you is a good way to stop the argument and make everything better. *says sarcastically*

I hate myself for swooning. Ughhh my friends would NOT like this. They would not want me to date a guy like this! 😥

Great! There he goes again, f***ing it up!

Well, at least finally vanilla boy is out of the picture. He was kind of boring and annoying. Blahhhh.  💤

Five!?? Why the hell does she get up at 5 a.m. for a 9 a.m. class!??

Tessa and Molly… the way you are acting to each other… not cool.

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Okay, they are happy again and gosh darn it, I hate myself for swooning and being happy too. Rawr! *Alexa play “Drumming Song” by Florence and the Machine.*

He’s funny and adorable… sigh. Why am I like this??

What the hell is up with her mom!? Is she being serious!? Like yeah I mean okay Hardin isn’t the greatest but damn!

Ugh, I feel it. Things are too good. Something bad is going to happen. Like category 5 hurricane bad. Can I hide? Must I keep reading? 😱

Oh no…. Who’s the suit? I smell trouble.

Like the girls from The Bold Type say… There’s a special place in hell for girls who don’t support girls.

No Tessa no. Stay. No. I usually would not advocate listening to Hardin but for once in your life just listen!!!!

Why do you have to say those things Hardin!? Ugh, why do you have to be cute!!!! Stop it! Who gave your permission?

Great. Just like that. Poof. Cranky  moody temperamental childish Hardin.

Acting like a caveman is right. Humph.

Devil worshiper… LMAO. Seriously though what is wrong with her mother? She’s nuts.

When is the shoe going to drop? Can someone buckle me in? I need to brace for impact. 😱

Oh my gosh. Those bastards. They are horrible! WTF.

Who gave these authors permission to make cute guys assholes! So we fall in love with them!? Their outsides should match their insides!! 💔

There you have it bookish babes. I really did enjoy the book despite all my ranting. Anna Todd is a very compelling writer. Her words were just urging me along like the little engine that could. That ending though. I’m so upset and now I have no choice but to read the second book pronto!

Let me know what you all thought of the book. What do you think of Hardin and of Tessa? Are you excited for the movie? I sure am! This story hits a very close to my own personal experience and I may share a bit on another post. Until next time my friends!

Read Something Wonderful & Stay Curious.


💕Lit Chicks February Read | Fight or Flight by Samantha Young

Hi Bookish Babes!

I hope you are having a fantastic and magical Friday! Today Carla and I are excited to share a new Lit Chicks video!

This month we read Fight or Flight by Samantha Young and oh my goodness friends… this book is steamy. From the first couple of chapters, we get a whole lotta sexiness from one badass interior designer and a rugged Scottish CFO. If you can handle the steam, this book is for you! 🔥🔥🔥

Make sure you join us every month for a new romance read. If you have any suggestions please send them our way! You can comment on our video or message us directly via our Instagram @litchickvlog. 💕



Lit Chicks January Read | One Day In December by Josie Silver 💕

Hi Friends!

And Happy New Year! Welcome to a whole new year full of romance and love and Lit Chicks videos! (Whoop Whoop!) Carla and I are beyond excited for all the romance books we are going to read this year and to share them with you. We have our own ever-growing Romance TBR list but if you have ANY suggestions please send them our way!

For the month of January, our heart was set on reading One Day in December by Josie Silver and oh my goodness… tears, and heartbreak, and happiness, and everything all around! We adore this book so much and we hope that you did too.

Enjoy Friends!


Lit Chicks December Read | The Duke’s Holiday by Maggie Fenton 💕

Hi Friends! 

I hope your December is magical and peaceful. If you celebrate Christmas, then Merry Christmas! If you celebrate anything else then I wish you a joyous season! Woo!

Carla and I are back with a Regency-era romance this month and we must say it was uniquely entertaining. It’s an old-timey romance with all the trimmings: an uber smart heroine, a stuck up duke (he changes we promise), a creepy villain, and endless hijinx.

Enjoy friends!


Lit Chicks November Read | Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid 💕

Hi Friends!

We hope your Thanksgiving was full of love, gratefulness, and food! And if none of those are up your alley (we totally get it), we hope that it was filled with tons of good books (or Netflix)!

Carla and I know that some of you are probably running around getting started on your Christmas shopping and others might still be in a state of stupor after eating tons of food. Whatever state you are in, how about you take a break and have some fun with us while we discuss Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid! Enjoy!


Lit Chicks October Read | Match Making for Beginners by Maddie Dawson 💕

Hi Friends,

Welcome back to another Lit Chick post! From the bottom of our hearts (mine’s and Carla’s) we are so grateful for everyone who watched our first video and gave us such kind words. This really is a fun thing for us to and we love sharing our love of books with you!

This month we decided to read Match Making for Beginners by Maddie Dawson. We thought this was the perfect read for the beginning of the holiday season. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Love you all and enjoy!


Gisela’s review of Atheists Who Kneel and Pray

Same writing style, same complex characters, but a lot lighter than most of her other books. Because of this it is probably her most relatable book yet (personally, although I find something of myself in each of her books. Like the stalker I am, I always tweet out to her and ask her to stop reading my mind, but then I would deny myself being understood and I can’t have that).

I loved how she wove pieces of another one of my favorite books Fuck Love into the narrative and added even more meaning behind the quote “Live barefoot and fucking fight.” Every time I look back on that it just adds ire to the fire. I hope it becomes a rally cry for broken people everywhere.

Yara and David were beautifully broken people. And her character development with the two was not lacking. David was emotionally present and Yara emotionally distant – a “heartless romantic” (which is my new favorite description). Tarryn was able to convey how people jump through hurtles to get through their past hurt and hopefully make themselves better for it even after running for years. It gives me hope and I love it.

Side Note: I really really dislike Petra. I knew girls like her before and they are not my favorite in the world. Girls are supposed to support girls.

Gisela’s review of Atheists Who Kneel and Pray