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Rating: 5 Stars
Synopsis: "Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, this is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind - until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.
Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.
But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden way from public view..."
I heard a ton of mixed opinions and feelings about this book, about this story... a lot of people said that this story was totally "freaked" up., and that it was totally stupid, that this book was creating a bad image about women in general... but there were people saying good things about this book... so what's better than read it yourself and decide what you think about it for yourself?
When I first heard about this book I said "NO, I'll never read this book"... and I have a pretty good reason for that quote of mine... I thought that this book was about "abuse", about bondage... and yes, it is about bondage, it is about erotica... but it is NOT what I was expecting it to be. The main reason why I thought that this book was crap, that it was seriously about an abusive relationship was because I was paying too much atention to people commentaries... people were saying that this book was encouraging brutal sex, it was encouraging violence... and I can assure you that that statement is completely false.
When I first started reading this book (and I have to be straight with you), was because I heard that the movie was coming out this year, in February... and I watched the trailer and I kind of liked it... I heard the soundtrack and I loved it... I asked my mom about the story (yes, because she read this book back in 2012 or 2011 I don't really know) and she told me ACTUALLY what it was about... so I got interested in it and I ordered the trilogy, YES, the entire SET... but if you ask me right now if I intend to watch the movie?! NO.
Now... once again... when I started reading it I asked on Instagram if people had read this book and what did they think about it... and I had a lot of answers but the MAIN answer was: "I hated it because of the writting style" or something like that... of course that I had people saying that they loved it, that it was pretty good... people saying that they didn't like it but I should read it and see if I would like it for myself... and there were persons saying that I souldn't read it at all... and to be honest I was preplex looking at the comments that were "saying" to me not to read the book.
About the writting style... contrary to what some people said to me about this book I liked the writting style a lot. It's true, it took me some time to finish this book but it was not because I was not liking it, it was not because it was not a light writting style... NO, it took me some time to finish it because I didn't have a lot of time to read and because I was kind of tired to be honest... I loved it, and it was a really fast read.
CHARACTERS: wow, ok, let's start with Christian. As you may know Christian is one of the main characters... actually this story is about him. He's SUPER DUPER HOT and I just simply love him.
Anastacia is the other main character, and she's the one narrating the story... she gets me out of my nerves sometimes but I love her anyways.
So basically I liked every single character in this book, the only one I disliked was José, but I can't tell you why because that's considered spoiler.
Back to what I said in the beginning... this book is not about abuse... it has not abusive language or abusive "acts"... everything that happens in this book, everything that happens with Anastacia is because she asks to... it's because she agrees with it... I don't really know how to explain this to you but I'll try it again.
When people say that the male character is using force and abusive methods with the female character is because those persons didn't read this book... it's like someone talking about football and not liking it, I mean... if you don't like adult/erotica books then you have two options: don't read it - or read it but rate the book thinking that it was your choice to read this story... I mean, if you don't like certain book genre I think that that's obvious that you are not going to LOVE or even LIKE an adult/erotica book... so obviously that you can give 2 stars or even 1 star to a book of that genre (because you don't like that kind of book and that makes sense), but why people have that need to criticize when it was THEIR OWN option to read a book that they know for sure that they'll not like? THAT my friends... that's what I call REAL masochism... so before you criticize an author because of his/her book just make sure that you know what you are talking about... I mean, if you are used to read erotica/adult books and you read this book but you hated it... ok then, you are right, maybe you have the right to criticize... but if you are used to read chick lit or dystopian books... wow, just stop there... how can you criticize an author writting his/her own genre when you don't understand anything about that same genre?
SOO, finishing here my HUGE review... obviously that I recommend this book to everyone! If you want to read it just do it and forget about what other people think. If you want to love it just love it, if you want to hate it just hate... but GIVE IT A TRY!
If you want to buy this awesome book just CLICK HERE and buy it on Book Depository.
Rating: 5 Stars
Synopsis: "Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.
Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.
Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons."
I'm going to start this review being completely honest with you... the beginning of this book was incredible slow... YES, really slow... actually I was kind of afraid that I was going to hate one of the books I was most excited about, but, fortunately that didn't happen, I truly loved this book and ended up giving to it 5 stars... and believe me when I say that if I could I would've given even more to it.
I loved pretty much everything about this book.
At the beginning of the story I was like: "Wasn't this book supposed to be about a girl/dragon who actually falls in love with a "dragon hunter"?" - because I was reading, and reading, and reading... and nothing was happening. Then a guy appears in Ember's life... but he was not the "dragon hunter"... he was another dragon, a rogue more precisely... and then BOOM... the dragon hunter appears and my world starts spinning around... until that moment when... ANOTHER BOOM... I get tired of the soldier guy - yes, the "dragon hunter" - and start loving the dragon/bad dragon/rogue guy... yes, my head is like my world right now... SPINNING AROUND.
I loved all of the characters in this book... I really could understand and kind of relate with the main character, even if sometimes I just wanted to punch her face, but I liked her a lot...
At some point I was so confused you can't even imagine... you know when there's a love triangle ?! So... the thing here is, this love triangle is formed by a girl (main character - obviously) and two boys ok? the Rogue guy and the Soldier guy... and at some point of this book I hated the soldier guy and I loved the rogue guy... but then, something happened and I started loving the rogue guy and kind of disliking the soldier guy... See? I told you I was confused...
The plot... talking about the plot.. just WOW... it was just amazing. The development of this story was just awesome, the development of the characters, of the story line... it was just WOW, seriously, I am out of words...
The writing style was pretty good... I'm not saying that she's now my favorite author because I don't feel that way... I've read better in terms of writing style... BUT I loved her imagination, I loved this whole story about dragons and the "dragon" world... about Talon... about the rogue dragons... EVERYTHING, it was just magic.
DESCRIPTION?... GOSH, I loved it... I felt like the dragons were actually in front of me... and believe me, they were soooo beautiful... everything was so beautiful about this book.
And last but definitely not least... TALK TO ME ABOUT THAT BOOK COVER! I'll be totally honest with you, the only reason why I wanted this book at the beginning, was because of this awesome cover... I mean look at it, it is soooooo gorgeous... it is dragon skin, dragon scales... just WOW... (and obviously because I have a "secret" but not that secret passion with dragons... I love dragons so much, they are so incredible beautiful).
I recommend this book to everyone in this world especially if you are a fan of Fantasy stories, this one is just awesome (and I don't get tired of saying it). I just can't wait to own and to read the second book Rogue... I WANT IT NOW!
I you want to buy this beautiful, awesome book then just CLICK HERE and buy it on Book Depoistory as fast as you can !
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Synopsis: "A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.
Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.
Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.
So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own."
About this book... I don't have much to say honestly... I mean, I didn't like it, I wanted to love it a lot, actually I thought that I was going to... but I didn't.
If you ask me if I tried to like this book? yes, I tried really really hard to like this book... I was trying to like a lot of quotes, I was trying to like the characters... but honestly that didn't happen.
In my opinion this book was kind of predictable... when I was reading the fourth chapter I already kind of knew what was going to happen at the end of this book.
I can say to you what I didn't like in this book..
I didn't like the way it was written... I mean, it was not bad but I didn't love it you know? I was expecting something more... I was expecting to be transportated to another world and that didn't happen.
I didn't like the characters... actually I didn't like the main character. I didn't feel any kind of connection with the main character, I kind of liked the boys (Mather and Theron) but that's it... I didn't feel that extraordinary connection with the characters that I was expecting to feel.
About the plot... that's something I kind of liked but once again I'm not really impressed with it... BUT, if you talk to me about the idea of those kingdoms... then YES, I really think that that was an awesome idea. I liked the kingdoms... and that's a plus, maybe that's why I gave to it 3.5 stars and not only 3 stars (I know, that's not a lot... but it can always make the difference).
I feel that I don't have a lot of stuff to say to you about this book right know... so just stick with everything I wrote above...
Just one more thing before I go...
I know that a LOT of people loved this book, this story, this plot... THOSE CHARACTERS... and I didn't, so everyone has a different opinion about books, stories, authors... and pretty much about everything... so just because someone didn't like a book that you loved it doesn't mean that you have to "give HATE" to those persons...
If you want to buy this book (exactly the same edition I own), just CLICK HERE and buy it on Book Depository.
Rating: 5 Stars
Synopsis: "Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.
Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth."
When I bought Rebel Belle I was not sure if I was going to like it or not... I mean, I bought it because I really wanted it for a long time and because everyone was saying really good things about this book... but then, the other day, after the book arrived, I read some reviews saying that this book was really over rated, and saying that it was kind of a disappointment... basically there were a lot of people saying that they were expecting a lot more from this book... and I'm not gonna lie, I started thinking that I was going to hate this book because I'm pretty hard to please sometimes.
Then, I finally gave it a try... I started reading this book and I laughed so much you can't even imagine... it was so hilarious, the main character was so, but so cool... David was so cute and the relationship between the characters? OMG, I can't just explain it to you.
I have to admit that this book was not what I was expecting from it... I thought that it was going to be like a High Fantasy story... something with princesses and princes... kings and queens... actually I thought that it was going to be something like a parallel world with magic creatures and all of that stuff... and it is not exactly about it. I just have this problem which is : I JUST HATE READING SYNOPSIS... - so I never know exacly what about a book is before I read it, so every book, every story is a HUGE surprise to me.
If I got disappointed with this book?... No, not really... I liked pretty much everything in this book... I had never read a book written by Rachel Hawkins, and I know what you are thinking right now: SHAME ON YOU! - BUT, I liked this book a lot... and I just can't wait to read "Miss Mayhem", the sequel of this awesome book.
Talking about the end of this book... okay, I was just speechless, I just LOVED the end of this book and I really want to know what is going to happen next... I was not expecting the way it ended at all... I knew a lot of things since the beginning, YES, and some parts of this book were quite predictable... BUT I was not expecting what happened at the end, at all.
I obviously recommend this book to EVERYONE, so if you want to buy it, if you want to own it, if you want to read it... just CLICK HERE and buy it on Book Depository.
Rating: 5 Stars
Synopsis: "Davy has spent the last few months trying to come to terms with the fact that she tested positive for the kill gene HTS (also known as Homicidal Tendency Syndrome). She swore she would not let it change her, and that her DNA did not define her . . . but then she killed a man.
Now on the run, Davy must decide whether she'll be ruled by the kill gene or if she'll follow her heart and fight for her right to live free. But with her own potential for violence lying right beneath the surface, Davy doesn't even know if she can trust herself."
WARNING: THIS IS A HUGE REVIEW
I decided some time ago that I would not going to review sequels anymore, but this time I just feel like I should review this book - Unleashed - the sequel of Uninvited by miss Sophie Jordan.
While I was reading the book I was really enjoying it, but I just couldn't get out of my head one thing: Why it has such a low score? - yes, in my opnion 3.6 or something like that is not a good score... and I decided to read the reviews on goodreads, so I read some opinions and I found some things that I actually could not understand.
I have something to say to you before you continue reading this review... if you didn't read the first book I do not advise you to continue reading this review because it may contain spoiler since you don't know the characters or the story.
Now, I finished the book and I totally loved it, I gave to it 5 stars, I enjoyed it a LOT, I loved some quotes, I loved the characters... I mean, I actually loved both of these books.
The first one was pretty different from the second one, but I'm not going to blame the author, I mean, I agree that some stories have to change a little, or a LOT actually... I agree that some characters have to go away even if you loved that character reading the first book... and yes girls, I'm talking about Sean.
I read a lot of reviews saying that this book was such a disappointment mainly because of Sean and Caden, I mean... everyone seemed to want Sean everywhere... if you read the first book you know that Davy and Sean were kind of a couple, they were like love birds, they were together, they liked each other... and in this book they are not anymore... if you read the synopsis of this second book Sean isn't even there... but Sean is in the book, I'm not going to lie, YES, he doesn't even appear a lot in this book but he is there and there are some reasons why he doesn't appear as much as he did in the first book.
If you ask me if I'm not sad because he's not there anymore I can say to you right now that no... I'm not sad, I mean, in the first book I LOVED Sean, I loved his relationship with Davy, they were really awesome and lovely... but in this book a LOT of things changed and honestly I feel like it was a good thing to happen... I liked when Caden appeared, so if you read the synopsis but you didn't read the book and you actually don't know who Caden is... just give it a try, you need to read the book to understand... and I actually think that you need to try to understand WHY the author changed the story that much... you can't just tap your foot and say that you will not read this book if Sean isn't there.
Another thing that I read a lot while reading the reviews on goodreads was something like this: "The second book has too much romance in it... the first one had a lot of adventure and action and it was really cool... and btw, I hated that Sean isn't there with Davy anymore". - so yes... I feel like people say that they didn't want romance in this book because it is a dystopian book and it is supposed to show us a badass main character... so because of that Caden isn't really wellcome in this book, because he and Davy have something in common, because they are cute and lovely together and that's not supposed to happen in a dystopian book... BUT people continue talking about Sean... which means that if the romance was between the main character and Sean IT WAS TOTALLY OK... so yes, reading some reviews I could undertand that people have nothing against romance on dystopian and action books... but people have something against the author changing the main characters...
I have to make one thing clear, I didn't write all of that stuff above because I wanted to criticize or even offend people who didn't like this book... I understand that we can't all love the same book because if that was possible some authors were preety screwed... the thing is, I obsviously accept people "not liking" stories, I accept and understand when people don't like a genre or even the way some authors write some books... but the thing I don't understand is why people have to stick to an old idea, why people don't accept changes, why some people don't even give a try to some new things and new worlds.
I bet that a lot of people who wrote AWFUL reviews to this book didn't even try to like the book... I feel like those persons just decided that they were not going to like the book if Sean wasn't there... and since Sean wasn't REALLY there they stopped caring about the story, about what was really important in this book.
As I said before I'm not trying to censure you, I'm not giving HATE to people who didn't enjoy this book... I'm just spreading my opinion... and I really think that you should read this book thinking about what it really important, thinking about the story and not about just one character.
If you want to buy this book, and YES, I really think you should give it a try... then just CLICK HERE and buy it on Book Depository.
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Synopsis: "Not long after Aliya’s family escapes Afghanistan for Britain, her brother is accused of a bomb attack. Aliya is sure of his innocence, but when plumber’s son Dan finds a gun in their bathroom, what’s she to think?
Dan has his own reasons for staying silent: he’s worried the gun might have something to do with his dad. Thrown together by chance, they set out to uncover a tangled and twisted truth."
THIS BOOK WAS SENT TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW !
So the first thing I have to say about this book is that it is not my type of book, totally... it is based around religion and terrorism and all of that stuff and honestly I don't apreciate those kind of things...
This book is about a girl who is kind of forced to leave her home... this story is basically about just two persons... the two main characters, Aliya and Dan that are brother and sister... so yes, there's no romance in it at all, just the "friendship" between brother and sister... just a reflection of the society... our society.
The only thing that I can say that I really enjoyed in this book was the development of the characters.. yes, I kind of liked that, but the rest of the story was really slow in my opinion and I was not interesting about knowing what was going to happen next at all... and believe when I say that I HATE saying it because I hate not liking books (if you know what I mean).
In this book were not any surprises... you basically find out everything alone, you don't need to wait or to read more just to know important stuff about this story... because it is seriously SO predictable...
I didn't hate this book, honestly... I just didn't like it because it was not my type of book... I'm not a fan of this kind of story... BUT I feel like I didn't lost time reading it, I mean... I think that EVERY book deserves to be read, even if that book is not your type of read... obviously that when I know that I'm not going to like some book I just don't read it, but I didn't know that about this one so I'm glad that I read it... one more different life to my "LIVES" collection.
If you want to buy this book just CLICK HERE and buy it on Book Depository.
Rating: 4 Stars
Synopsis: "It's not easy being the daughter of Captain Hook. Twelve-year-old Jocelyn dreams of following in his footsteps - but her grandfather sends her to finishing school instead. When her father meets his unfortunate end, Jocelyn sails to Neverland to avenge his death. But she hadn't bargained on ticking crocodiles, lazy pirates and a troublemaking boy called Peter Pan."
THIS BOOK WAS SENT TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW!
Hook’s Daughter was quite a nice reading, I’m not going to say that I loved it because I didn’t, but I enjoyed it a lot… it is kind of a retelling of Peter Pan’s story, and even if I’m not the biggest fan of Peter Pan I can say that I liked this version of it !
I liked the way it was written, I liked the characters, I liked OVERALL the narrator… I really liked him, he was so funny and such an entertaining “character” that I really think that it is impossible not to like him.
Even if this book/story was written to be read by children I believe that anyone can read it, I’m not a child and I did read it… I think that everyone should read this kind of books once in a while because we all should remember what is like to be a kid, what is like to imagine other worlds…
So as I said before I’m not the biggest fan of Peter Pan or even of this book… BUT, once again, it was written to be read by children and I think that it is a really good book for them, it was quite entertaining, it was funny, it was a really fast reading… overall it was great, so I decided to give to it 4 starts, because that’s the score I think this book deserves.
If you want to buy this book CLICK HERE and buy it on Book Depository.
Rating: 5 Starts
Synopsis: "Alexis is the last girl you'd expect to sell her soul. She already has everything she needs--an adorable boyfriend, the perfect best friend, and a little sister who's finally recovering after being possessed by an evil spirit, then institutionalized.
Alexis is thrilled when her sister joins a club; new friends are just what Kasey needs. It's strange, though, to see how fast the girls in The Sunshine Club go from dorky and antisocial to gorgeous and popular. Soon Alexis learns that the girls have pledged an oath to a seemingly benevolent spirit named Aralt. Worried that Kasey's in over her head again, Alexis and her best friend Megan decide to investigate by joining the club themselves. At first, their connection with Aralt seems harmless. Alexis trades in her pink hair and punky clothes for a mainstream look, and quickly finds herself reveling in her newfound elegance and success.
Instead of fighting off the supernatural, Alexis can hardly remember why she joined in the first place. Surely it wasn't to destroy Aralt...why would she hurt someone who has given her so much, and asked for so little in return?"
So since it is a sequel I'm not going to review it as I review the other books (as I said before) because I don't really want to spoil anyone... which means that the only thing that I can actually say about it is that it didn't disappointed me at all...
I really really liked the first book of the series/trilogy, I actually can say that I loved it and I didn't know that the rest of the books were a sequel from the first book... in my opinion the first book ended quite well, so I didn't read the synopsis of the other two books because I really thought that it was the end of that story, of those characters... but I watched the book trailers on youtube (which was probably a mistake) and I got the idea that the stories of the three books were different from each others.
Even if I was thinking one thing and it ended to be a different thing I'm not disappointed with the second book, I'm not sad... I really continued loving the characters (not all of them obviously, I kind of started thinking that the main character can be a real asshole sometimes)... but I enjoyed the characters, I enjoyed the plot... I really think that Katie Alender writes really well, I like the way she describes stuff, I like the way she transforms her thoughts into reality.
Rating: 5 Stars
Synopsis: "Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
Yet she spares Cas's life."
I really wanted to read this book for a long time. If you know me the you know that I actually LOVE horror stuff, I love horror movies, I love horror stories, I love horror books... I love pretty much everything about horror, I'm that creppy person who goes to tumblr or we heart it and search horror/creppy images... YES, that's me.
So, as I mentioned before I really really wanted to read these books ("Anna Dressed in Blood" and "Girl of Nightmares") since the first day I decided that I really wanted to start reading books in english... and I never bought them because I always have too many books to buy and little time to read them, but I decided that it was time to buy these books and to finally get to read this story. They arrived and I started reading "Anna Dressed in Blood" almost right away (not right away because I have a life... and I need to go to college as a normal person), and I have to say something to you... THAT BOOK BLEW ME AWAY.
If someone says to you that this story is creppy, then that person is probably lying to you or that person is really scared of EVERYTHING IN THIS ENTIRE WORLD (and other worlds maybe) because YES, this story is really interesting and the way Anna was murdered was pretty mad... and some parts of this book are pretty mad too because Kendare Blake decided to describe how Anna actually ripped bodies and persons apart... BUT it is not an intense horror story.. it is about a ghost but it's kind of a "cliché" horror if that even exists.
I liked pretty much everything about this book... I liked the characters (contrary to some people), I enjoyed the plot A LOT... I really loved Anna story (even if it is quite awful)... I really think that it is an awesome read and if you like horror books and you don't mind reading about ripped bodies and bloody teenage girls then I think that you should give it a try too !
So OBVIOUSLY that I recommend this book to everyone.
(I don't know if I mentioned it before in my previous reviews but I'll not review any more sequels... so maybe I'll just post a little tiny comment on goodreads about the book but I'm not going to review the entire thing... ONLY if the stories are not connected.)
Rating: 4 Stars
Synopsis: "Alexi Littrell hasn't told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does.
When Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend in "the Kool-Aid Kid," who has secrets of his own. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally face the truth."
So, first things first... when I bought this book I wanted to love it, and I'm going to be totally honest with you about this book. I liked the story, I kind of liked the main character and all of that, but I didn't love it, it was NOT one of my favorite books... I enjoyed reading it I think that it was a really good reading, but I really didn't love it.
Since the beginning that I knew what was going to happen at the end of the book, it was so predictible in my opinion... I knew what have happened to the main character in the past, I knew who Capitain Lyrics was and I didn't need to read spoiler to find that... I just knew everything, and I don't like to know what is going to happen at the end of a book when I'm currently reading only the first 10 pages of it, it's a shame honestly.
What I really liked about this book was the way it was written and the way it was "written" (once again) to show to the world the problems about rape and about damaged families and all that stuff.
It is a realistic fiction story, I normally don't like this type of books, but this year (I don't know why), I've been learning to like it, I mean, I read some realistic fiction books this year and I liked most of them, so I'm pretty impressed with myself... which means that 4 stars is not a bad score at all when it is about ME rating a REALISTIC FICTION story.
If you want to buy this book just CLICK HERE and buy it on BookDepository.
Rating: 1.5 Stars
Synopsis: "Let me set the record straight. My name is Charlotte Silver and I'm not one of those paranormal-obsessed freaks you see on TV…no, those would be my parents, who have their own ghost-hunting reality show. And while I'm usually roped into the behind-the-scenes work, it turns out that I haven't gone unnoticed. Something happened on my parents' research trip in Charleston—and now I'm being stalked by some truly frightening other beings. Trying to fit into a new school and keeping my parents' creepy occupation a secret from my friends—and potential boyfriends—is hard enough without having angry spirits whispering in my ear.
All I ever wanted was to be normal, but with ghosts of my past and present colliding, now I just want to make it out of high school alive…"
So let's set the record straight... I DIDN'T LIKE THIS BOOK.... NOT A BIT!
I don't know what to call it, maybe torture is a good word... yes, an awesome word. This book was really bad in my opinion, I didn't like the way it was written, I didn't like the characters, I didn't like the plot, I didn't like the scenario... I didn't like this book - simple.
I've never read anything written by this author and honestly I don't know if I want to read anything else written by her... I'm not thinking of reading the rest of the trilogy because I have some self love you know? I don't really want to die while reading it... I mean, why should I read books that I know that I'm not going to like when I have pretty interesting books sitting on my shelf waiting for me to read them?
So if I recommend this book? NO... if I'm sorry that I read it... YES, I am really sorry... if there's a positive point? YES, there is... actually there is. The thing is, I started reading this book first, because it was pretty small and secondly because it was (supposedly) an horror book... BUT IT IS NOT AN HORROR BOOK... it is not scary at all and the main character is a stupid main character... so talking about that positive point?!... This book was small, so the reading was easy (even if it was kind of crap) and I read one more book for my 2015 reading challenge... SEE? everything has a good side!
Rating: 5 Stars
Synopsis: "Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. His hopes for a quiet school term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed, though, when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It’s assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it his imagination that is making him feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney’s ghoulish predictions seriously?"
Once again I don't have much to say about this book... and once again because I don't like to review sequels, I really don't want to spoil anyone and I don't know... I just don't like to review sequels... that's stupid but that's true.
So in summary... I really enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed the other two books because they are just perfection... this story is awesome as everyone knows and I think that that's impossible not to like it!
Rating: 5 Stars
Synopsis: "Harry Potter can’t wait for his holidays with the dire Dursleys to end. But a small, self-punishing house-elf warns Harry of mortal danger awaiting him at Hogwarts. Returning to the castle nevertheless, Harry hears a rumour about a Chamber of Secrets, holding unknown horrors for wizards of Muggle parentage. Now someone is casting spells that turn people to stone, and a terrible warning is found painted on the wall. The chief suspect – always in the wrong place – is Harry. But something much more terrifying has yet to be unleashed."
First of all I'm going to say to you that I'm not going to talk a lot about this book... actually I'm not going to write a complete review for this book because I don't really know what to say about it... of course that I loved it a lot, because it is Harry Potter and after I read the first book I had no kind of doubts that I was going to love the rest of the series... but I don't have much to say about the story since I feel that everyone knows Harry Potter's story, and even if you don't know Harry Potter's story I think that this is one of those stories that you actually have to find out for yourself... I mean, you should just read the books or even watch the movies so you can understand the story.
The second reason why I'm not going to say much about this book is because I never know what to say about sequels... and if you read my previous reviews you should know that already.
SO, to end this review I have one more thing to say to you... serious stuff actually... READ THE FREAKING BOOKS and in this case (especially) just don't judge the book by it's movie please... I did it once and I was pretty wrong.
Rating: 5 Stars
Synopsis: "When Alexis' little sister, Kasey, becomes obsessed with an antique doll, Alexis thinks nothing of it. Kasey is a weird kid. Period. Alexis is considered weird, too, by the kids in her high school, by her parents, even by her own goth friends. Things get weirder, though, when the old house they live in starts changing. Doors open and close by themselves, water boils on the unlit stove, and an unplugged air conditioner turns the house cold enough for the girls to see their breath. Kasey is changing too. Her blue eyes go green, and she uses old-fashioned language, then forgets chunks of time.
Most disturbing of all is the dangerous new chip on Kasey's shoulder. The formerly gentle, doll-loving child is gone, and the new Kasey is angry. Alexis is the only one who can stop her sister -- but what if that green-eyed girl isn't even Kasey anymore?"
I wanted this book for a long time, it was on my wishlist since ever... and now I own it because I found it on a bookshop of used books, and it was not expensive at all... so I bought it and I started reading it almost right away because I really wanted to get into this book since I really like horror/paranormal/ghosts books...
I have to be honest and say to you that the beginning of this book was pretty slow... I was not getting interested in the story, I was getting bored... but then BOOM, something changed and I just started reading the story faster and faster and when I stopped reading it I found that I've finished the book.
I can say that I really really enjoyed this book, I found this story really interesting, the way this book was written is just amazing...
I'm now a fan of Katie Alender... I've never read a book written by this author, so this book was the first one... and I really loved it, so obviously that now I want to read the other two books of this trilogy and I really want to read other books written by Katie... actually I'm pretty excited to read more books of this author.
I can't say that the main character is fabulous, I can't say that I loved Alexis... because I didn't... she's basically a typical young adult protagonist... sometimes she was quite annoying, but I kind of understand her because in this book the main problem was her sister... so I think that everyone would've done the same thing she did (and I'm not going to say much about this subject because I don't want to spoil you).
About the romance in this book?... I don't really know if we can consider that this book has some kind fo romance in it, I don't think that there is a lot of romance actually... I mean, there's a boy and there's a girl... and they kind of fall in love with each other, but I don't feel like that's an important fact in this story, I mean... I actually feel like there's "romance" because everyone want romance in every story they read... BUT I'm not complaining, I'm just saying that I would not consider this book as the typical romance/paranormal/horror book...
The most important thing about this book was that I actually got quite scared sometimes... I mean, I've read some other "horror" books and some of them didn't scare me, and that made me feel disappointed with those books because I wanted to be scared (yes, I'm weird)... and this book was kind of creepy... like... a ton of times!
As I said before I really want to read the rest of the books of this trilogy and I plan on do it soon... so it's not the "continuation" or the "sequel" of this story because the three stories are different, the three stories have different characters and different plots... but I really enjoyed the way this author writes, so I want to read the other books soon.
I obviously recommend this book to everyone because it was pretty AMAZING!
If you want to buy this book just CLICK HERE and buy it on Book Depository.
Rating: 5 Stars
Synopsis: "When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers which could be valuable, dangerous - or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!"
I can't believe it took me so long to decide to read this series... I mean, I know that I started reading just last year, but what ever... I waited to long to get into this awesome story!
It took me one day (not even that) to finish this book, it was an awesome reading in my opinion and I know that EVERYONE love these books... so not just in my opinion but in everyone's opinion... this story is really good!
I don't know what I was expecting from it, honestly, before I even started reading it, I really wanted to like it but I was not sure if I was going to... so when I actually started reading the book I was quite "afraid" that I was not going to love it since everyone in this world seem to love these books... the thing is, I really loved it and I honestly think that it was one of the fastest readings I had in some time!
Everyone knows Harry Potter's story so I'm not going to explain to you what this book is about... what happened with me was that I watched the movies a long time ago, and I didn't even watch all of the movies because in my opinion the movies were crap... so I gave up and I was always saying that I hated Harry Potter... NOW, I decided to marathon the movies, and I did it... I watched the movies and I enjoyed them more than I did before, yes... but I didn't love them, to be honest sometimes I got quite bored watching them... BUT, I've already bought the first three books of the series and I really really wanted to get into the books as soon as possible, so yesterday I decided that I should start reading the first book of Harry Potter's series and I did it... I started reading it, I finished reading it and I loved it so so so much...!
Rating: 5 Stars
Synopsis: "After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri's birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir's and to her best friend, Lissa. It is at long last graduation, and the girls can't wait for their real lives beyond the Academy's iron gates to begin. But Rose's heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he's out there, somewhere. She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. And this time he won't rest until Rose joins him . . . forever."
This series is incredible, I don't have much to say to you about this book because it is a sequel and if I tell you too much I'm going to spoil you and I don't want to do that.
As I said in the other reviews of the other books of this series I like the main character Rose, she honestly is a badass, I like Dimitri (kind of, honestly there's some parts in this book that I don't really like him, but once again I can't tell you which part is that because if I do I'll spoil you...) and I don't like Lissa... the feeling is the same, I think that Lissa is quite annoying sometimes... BUT I have something to say about her, in this book she gets better, she's not as annoying as she was in he previous books... so if you want to stop reading this series because she's getting out of your nerves then just stop there... she gets better....
In terms of plot I feel that the plot of this book is really good, it is better than the plot of Blood Promise I think... so I don't know, this book has some more action than the other ones.
EVEN if I loved this book I think that the first three books were the best ones... Blood Promise and this one were kind of different, I'm not saying that I'm disappointed with them because I'm not, I gave to this book and to the previous book 5 stars... but I don't know... I kind of miss Frostbite and Shadow Kiss...
As you probably know after this book there's just one more book... Last Sacrifice which is actually the last book of this series... so yes, I'm kind of excited to read that one and to know how this story ends!
If you want to own this book, the same edition I own, then just CLICK HERE and buy it on BookDepository.
Synopsis: "What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills."
Synopsis: "When Davy Hamilton's tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn't feel any different, but genes don't lie. One day she will kill someone.
Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he's not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly."
Rating: 5 Stars
Synopsis: "Who is the real Margo?
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew..."
Ok, let's talk about this awesome book...
This book really surprised me, a LOT... it is written by John Green... I mean, I know that I gave 5 stars to one of the books written by this author - The Fault in our Stars - because, FIRST, it was one of the first books I've read that was not wirtten in my native language.... SECOND it was pretty cute and I cried a river over that book... but, I'm honestly not the biggest fan of John Green... yes, the stories are pretty good and he writes quite well... BUT... I don't like his type of writting as much as everyone seem to like... which means that I kind of liked the movie of the book The Fault in our Stars more than I liked the book... I'M SO SORRY, I don't like when it happens, but sometimes it does... and the only reason why I prefer the movie (in this case) is because I cried more watching the movie than I cried reading the book.
THE THING IS... believe it or not I loved this book... Paper Towns was such a great surprise, you just can't imagine... this book had been sitting on my shelf since maybe June or July of 2014... I bought it, I put it on my shelf and I never picked it up because I was almost 100% sure that I was not going to like this book... what the hell did happen? I don't know...
Something really, really, REALLY strange is happening this year... I read like three realistic fiction books in 2015 (which is pretty strange since I don't really enjoy realistic fiction) and the STRANGEST thing of all is that I really enjoyed the books I read... what's happening with me?... I normally HATE realistic fiction books... I normally give to that kind of books 3 stars or less, and now I gave to two of those books 5 stars, and to the other one (that was an ARC actually) I gave 3.5 stars what I consider 4 stars... so something is happening and I don't know what it is.
Back to Paper Towns... I'm going to be totally honest with you... the only reason why I picked this book from my shelf was because I watched the movie trailer and I really enjoyed it... I liked the story, and I realised that I own the book, so I just picked it right way in case I would change my mind about it and started reading it... and guess what? I LOVED IT, I started liking it since the very first page... this book was honestly a winner in my opinion.
I did love the characters so freaking much... Quentin is such a funny character, I liked him so much... and Margo?! ok... she's a badass and I totally loved her... the only thing I didn't like about this book was the end of it, because I was expecting something quite different... but overall I loved it!
I recommend this book to everyone because come one... I liked it so.... if I liked a realistic fiction book everyone will love it too!
If you want to own this book just CLICK HERE and buy it on BookDepository.
Rating: 2 Stars
Synopsis: "Ever is trying to help Haven transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new powers and acting recklessly, she poses the ultimate threat—exposing their secret world to the outside. As Ever struggles to keep the Immortals hidden, it only propels Haven closer to the enemy—Roman and his evil companions
At the same time, Ever delves deeper into dark magick to free Damen from Roman’s power. But when her spell backfires, it binds her to the one guy who’s hell-bent on her destruction. Now there’s a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, and no matter what she does, she can’t stop thinking about Roman—and longing for his touch. As she struggles to resist the fiery attraction threatening to consume her, Roman is more than willing to take advantage of her weakened state…and Ever edges closer and closer to surrender.
Frantic to break the spell before its too late, Ever turns to Jude for help, risking everything she knows and loves to save herself—and her future with Damen…"
What the hell was I expecting from this book?... the thing is, I'm reading this series only because all of the books of this series are sitting on my shelf waiting for me... I know, what a waste of time, reading books that you don't even like?... yes, I feel you... BUT, I have them, and I don't want to get rid of them or anything like that because those covers are absolutely gorgeous... I know, I know... "don't judge a book by it's cover...", can't help it!
This book is exactly about the same stuff as the other ones are... I mean, this story is based on "Ever, Damen, Roman, Jude...", it isn't a love triangle, it is a stupid love square, which isn't cute... AT ALL ok? so let's just drop it because I'm pretty tired of this story... even if it is interesting sometimes I can't focus because I don't like the main character, I just can't stand her... and that's pretty bad since I have to "hear" her talk everytime I read these books... EVER IS THE ONE WHO'S NARRATING THE STORY...
I don't really have much to say about this book... I mean, everyone knows that I didn't like it, everyone knows that in my opinion this story is not interesting, the plot is crap, the characters are really bad too... I mean, what am I supposed to say to you about this story?... nothing, obviously that I'm not going to say that I recommend this book to everyone because I didn't like it, and even if there's a chance that you can enjoy the reading I'm not sure about that... so I'm not going to recommend the book.
Honestly the only book that I truly liked in this series was the first one...
EVEN if I don't recommend this book I think that you should read it because opinions may vary, and maybe you'll like it, or dislike it too... that's why you should read it, to make sure that you have your own opinion about this story.
If you are interested in buying this book just CLICK HERE and buy the same edition I own on BookDepository.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Synopsis: "If I hadn't fallen asleep.
If I hadn't gotten behind the wheel.
If I hadn't made a mistake.
For Monroe Blackwell, one small mistake has torn her family apart--leaving her empty and broken. There's a hole in her heart that nothing can fill. That no one can fill. And a summer in Louisiana with her grandma isn't going to change that...
Nathan Everets knows heartache firsthand when a car accident leaves his best friend in a coma. And it's all his fault. He should be the one lying in the hospital. The one who will never play guitar again. He doesn't deserve forgiveness, and a court-appointed job at the Blackwell B&B isn't going to change that...
There's No Going Back
Captivating and hopeful, this achingly poignant novel brings together two lost souls struggling with grief and guilt--looking for acceptance, so they can find forgiveness."
This book was so, but so good... I don't really have words to describe it. It was an amazing reading, I honestly was on a reading slump because (believe it or not) I'm really really sick... which means that I don't really want to do anything... not even reading, not even writing reviews... but here I am... so you can tell how good this book was in my opinion.
I can honestly say that I loved all of the characters... I really think that the main character is an awesome person, I can honestly relate to Monroe a lot... I like the way she is, I like the way she thinks... I pretty love everything about her... and even Nathan?! Yes, I liked him a lot... I mean, he's probably NOT my tipe of boy, I didn't love him, I don't want to marry him... but I enjoyed reading about him... I enjoyed the chapters that were actually narrated by him.
This book actually has an awesome story behind it, it is a realistic fiction/contemporary novel which means that it involves drama, OBVIOUSLY... and even if normally I don't like teenage drama, this kind of drama is not that bad... because it is bad stuff, there is serious stuff going on on this book... so I can't say that it is teenage drama... I actually enjoyed the drama in this story... and the couple, the two main characters... I mean, I really think that they are a cute couple... I'm not going to say that I'm thrilled with the end of this book... I'm not going to say that this book has a happy ending... but it hasn't a sad/bad end either... I just can't explain it without spoiling you, sorry!
I was not sure if I was going to like this book to be honest... I was kind of afraid because when I bought it I didn't know a lot about it... actually until today, until I started reading the book I knew nothing about it... so basically I could love it or I could hate it... the good thing is that I actually loved it, so.... GOOD SHOT!
I think that everyone should read this book... this story is really cute, it was kind fo short (maybe) because I kind of feel that I wanted to know more about it... BUT, I'm pretty happy with this book... so I obviously recommend it to everyone who likes contemporary/young adult novels.
If you want to own the same edition I own of this book just CLICK HERE and buy it on BookDepository.
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Synopsis: "A hilarious new ghostly adventure story from the award-winning writer of BEAST and SPARKS. Donald can see, hear and chat with ghosts. So can his mum, but she isn't very good at it (not that she knows that, so don't tell her). She's often called to help solve ghostly problems, like ridding the local supermarket of a ghoulish flip-flopping display of reanimated fish. Donald actually solves the problems himself by having a chat with the ghosts, but he pretends it was his mum, just to be nice. But now some sort of ancient monster ghost has turned up and seems like it wants to cause a lot of trouble. And this monster ghost doesn't want to talk."
This book was sent to me in exchange to an honest review, so I'm going to be totally honest about it while I'm "reviewing" it.
I don't really know what to say about it, in my opinion it was not a great book, I can't even say that it was a great story...This story was meant to be read by children, which means that adults and teenagers can also read it but they can dislike it easier than a kid because it really is a story written for kids.
This story is about a boy named Donald who is 11 years old and he can see and talk with ghosts like his mom also do, but he is better doing it, so even if his mom is a medium he's the one who's doing the entire job.
Donald's dad died when he was younger but because he can see and talk to the dead he talks to his dad everytime he wants to.
Basically Donald is one of those kids who actually solve their problems without help, I mean... he solves some problems just having a chat with ghosts.
Everything seemed to be calm when a new ghost showed up, a monster ghost who doesn't want to go away.
So obviously that this is a small story, this is a simple/easy reading... I (and this is my sincere opinion) can't consider it a horror, scary, spooky book or anything like that...
The thing is that overall I didn't hate it... I didn't dislike it that much... so let's say that I'm not happy with it, but I can't criticize too much since it is supposed to make children happy and not make ME happy. Just because of that I'm not going to give to it only 2 stars... I'm going to give to this book 2.5 stars, which honestly isn't that bad considering my opinion about it... basically that 0.5 star is going to exist because MAYBE, and just maybe, children will like it more than I did, and I honestly believe that this is not a bad story, it just wasn't written for me.
If you are interested in this book and if you want to buy it then CLICK HERE and pre-order it on BookDepository.
Rating: 5 Stars
Synopsis: "For most of my life, I never imagined I’d get married. But Kate did the impossible: she changed me. I think we can all agree I was pretty frigging awesome before, but now I’m even better.
The road to this day wasn’t all rainbows and boners. There were mistakes and misunderstandings worthy of a Greek tragedy. But Kate and I made it through with our inexhaustible lust, boundless admiration, and everlasting love for one another intact.
That being said, there were some unexpected incidents in Vegas last weekend that could have been a problem. It was kind of... my final test.
I know what you’re thinking—what the hell did you do this time? Relax. Let’s not judge, or call for my castration, until you've heard the whole story.
And hold on tight, because you’re in for a wild ride. Did you expect anything less?"
It's quite hard to explain what I feel about this book or about the other books of this series, because it is one of the best New Adult stories I ever read... so basically I don't have words to describe to you what I feel knowing that this book - Tied - is the last book of the series... the thing is, I love Drew Evans, and now I'll not read anymore about him... I mean, I can read more about him if Emma Chase writes stories about this character, but the main story is over now... so right now I can honestly say that my heart is broken into pieces!
I'm sure that you know how much I like Drew because I've already told you in my last reviews... like in Tangled, Twisted, Tamed and now in Tied.
While I was writting the review of "Tamed" I said that I didn't love that book as much as I loved the other ones... and I'm pretty sure that I told why I didn't love that book as much as I loved the rest of the series... and the reason is, obviously, DREW... of course, the reason will always be Drew Evans and his love story with Kate... that story that now is over... I mean, they are happy right now (if that's possible since they are just characters... but I honestly don't feel that way so... yap, they are a REAL couple... in real life...) but since I'm not going to read another book about their love... let's consider it "over".
Maybe you are thinking right now that I'm a HUGE spoiler... but I'm not, and I didn't want to spoil you... but come on, everyone knew that Kate and Drew were going to marry and be happy forever... I mean, if you read the synopsis of this book you know that Drew is now a grown up man who is in love with a beautiful woman named Kate... and that they are going to marry because he says so... so don't judge me, EVERYONE knows that this kind of story always has a happily ever after!
This review is not going to be too long because as I said before like a hundred times I never know how to review sequels... which means that this review... the review I'm writing right now is pretty long for a review of a sequel written by me...
Obviously that I recommend this series to everyone... I loved so much reading about Kate and Drew... I loved soooo freaking much reading the point of view of Drew and the point of view of Kate (Tiwsted)... this series was so fantastic in my opinion, so sweet... that I really want everyone to feel the same way I do.
If you want to read this book, if you already own the rest of the books of this series then just CLICK HERE and buy it on BookDepository.
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Synopsis: "Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the guy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly seductive Morpheus and the vindictive Queen Red. Now all she has to do is graduate high school and make it through prom so she can attend the prestigious art school in London she's always dreamed of.
That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs.
As prom and graduation creep closer, Alyssa juggles Morpheus’s unsettling presence in her real world with trying to tell Jeb the truth about a past he’s forgotten. Glimpses of Wonderland start to bleed through her art and into her world in very disturbing ways, and Morpheus warns that Queen Red won’t be far behind.
If Alyssa stays in the human realm, she could endanger Jeb, her parents, and everyone she loves. But if she steps through the rabbit hole again, she'll face a deadly battle that could cost more than just her head."
So basically there's a freaking love triangle going on in this book... if I like love triangles?... yes, maybe, sometimes I really do... if I like the love triangle in this book?... not really.
If I'm going to talk to you about the characters then I'm obviously going to start with the main character... Alyssa. You probably read the review I wrote about the first book of the series (if you didn't you should, so just click here to read it), and if you did you probably read what I wrote about the main character... if I'm not totally wrong I said that I kind of liked Alyssa, but that I didn't love her... the feeling about her remains, the thing is... I like her a little less right now, because for some reason Alyssa changed... for some reason she's not anymore a badass, she's basically an afraid teenage girl, she's quite insecure in this book... I don't know, something wasn's right while I was reading it... what the hell did happen to her? I don't freaking know... who knows right? and like if it wasn't enough, like if I was liking her too much, she started annoying me even more... she started talking about Jeb all the time... the only word the seemed to know was JEB, JEB, JEB, JEB!... OK, I don't hate Jeb but right now I kind of hate his name... because come on... HE WAS EVERYWHERE IN THIS BOOK!
I gave to the first book - Splintered - 3.5 stars, and I'm not going to regret it... but I just can't give to this one the same rating, I just can't... I'm about to throw up that boy (if that makes any sense...) I'm sick of hearing his name, I'm sick of everything about Jeb right now... so in my opinion this book just lost quality, the characters lost a HUGE amout of quality too... Alyssa is just a freaking insecure girl who doesn't know anything, she doensn't know if she trusts Morpheus, if she hates him... she's kind of a dumb character... so because of that I decided to give to this book just 2.5 stars, which counts like 3 stars on goodreads.
About the plot of this book... where the hell is the plot of this book? I mean... baaah, I'm honestly dying here because I just can't say to you that this was a great story... the plot of this book just sucks.
I really want to be honest with you and because of that I'm going to tell you that the only character that I truly liked while I was reading this book was Morpheus... I kind of tolerated the other characters.
Believe me when I say that I didn't want to say/write just bad things about this book... I honestly didn't want to, because come on... no one wants to dislike a book... and once again I'm not saying that I hated this book but it kind of disppointed me because I was expecting a little more from this story, I wanted a better plot... I wanted the characters to improve. So right now, I have the third book sitting on my shelf - Ensnared - and I really want to like it, I really don't want that book to disppoint me even more... especially because that cover is awesome, it is soooo beautiful!
PLEASE "ENSNARED" BE AN AWESOME BOOK AND DON'T DISAPPOINT ME!
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