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The not so perfect perfect summer

Since You've Been Gone - Morgan Matson

Synopsis:

 

It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

 

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

 

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Um…

 

Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?

 

Go skinny-dipping? Wait…what?

 

Review:

Ok, Since you’ve been gone… Let’s star with the obvious, the one thing everyone thinks whey they hear about this book. “Since you’ve been goooooone, I can breath for the first time” - Miss Kelly Clarkson. Now that this is out of my system, lets talk about books.

 

At the beginning I have to confess, it was a little boring and pathetic. A 17 year old that her only friend is her whole world and when she left without saying anything her world falls apart. Ok, is worse than breaking up with a boyfriend. And because of this I used to fall asleep each time a read 10 new pages. Fortunately, I followed my 100 pages before quitting rule, because after that I really started to enjoy the book. And of course, falling in love with Frank Porter (yes, you have to say the name last name thing).

 

After they started getting involve to complete the list, everything got interesting. Her new friendships, the adventures, the time they spent together, everything… It was fun, romantic, exciting, everything. So, I approve this book hahaha. So, go, take it, and read it. And of course, tell me about it because I want to know what you think.

Taking heavenly love to the next level

Daughter of Smoke & Bone - Laini Taylor

I just realised.. I read Daughter of Smoke and Bone and I didn't write a review. Shame on me! So.... let's get in to business.

 

At the beginning I was a little skeptical about this book, because I knew it envolved a lot of fantasy, and weird creatures in all shapes, sizes, colours, faces, all that. And when I read I usually imagine concepts of how I perceive how the character is. I rarely put a face to them, is like instead of imagine how the character looks I feel the character, their feelings tell me how to imagine them at the time. Don't know how to explain it, I know is weird.. but hey, I'm weird. So, when I knew there would be a lot of different creatures, I knew I had to read over and over a character description to being able to imagine how it would look; specially with this weird form creatures.

 

Fortunately, the story was worth it; so, this was a completely different reading experience for me. For starters, the story first took place at Prague, that was a big bonus because going to that city is part of my bucket list. Then the characters where funny, with strong personalities and unpredictable actions that kept this interest through all the way. I loved Karou and Akiva's love, their story, the emotions, the excitement. It was soooo good. And the end, it kept me wanting to read more. So, here's a question for me... Why haven't I? Well.... I have in my hands a lot of new books that I haven't read... and the rest of the trilogy i still have to purchase, but believe when I tell you it won't take me long to start the other books.

 

Now you tell me, have you read this book? Are you planning to? What are your thoughts?

Another perfect world with a lot flaws

Gathering Blue - Lois Lowry

Synopsis:

 

In her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever.

As she did in The Giver, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, and what will be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira's plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.

 

Review:

 

So, after reading the giver and finding out about the companion books. For I've heard, people usually don't like Gathering Blue, but honestly, I likes this better than The Giver. I thinks because the characters where more mature and with more complex thoughts. It was a little hard to get to like it because I started reading expecting nothing great, but I'm glad I was wrong. To bad it was to short, but maybe the third book will help me find out what happens outside those towns.

a Book you won't be able to put down

Don't Look Back - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Synopsis:

 

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. 

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

 

Review:

 

This book was amazing... Since the beginning it makes you want to know more, discover, try to remember along with Samantha. And is so intriguing, you have like 4 suspects and you can't choose just one, because all of the seem to be guilty at some point. This is my kind of story, with suspense and mystery. I finished reading this book at 4am, and I didn't mind, because I needed to know who was the kidnapper... and I was so scared at some point that I couldn't sleep LOL.

 

If this is your kind of story, what are you waiting? Go now! buy it, read it and comment... It was amazing. I event declared Jennifer L. Armentrout my favourite author next to Sarah J. Maas. Her writing, and not only in this book, is amazing. I truly recommend her books.

 

Now tell me, have you read this book? What did you think?

SPOILER ALERT!

We all like a good love story

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith

Synopsis:

 

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's sitting in her row.

A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?

Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.

 

 

Review:

 

Falling in love at first sight? I don't know if I believe in that, but of course I want to. Is exciting, funny, full of emotions and hope. This is what happens to Hadley when she meets Oliver, and let me tell you something, in her place, same thing would happen to me. Meeting a man with an english accent who is funny and handsome, and that will travel next to me in an airplane for 7 hours... sing me for that. Of course a lot of other things happened, that her father's wedding, and his father's funeral... To different states of life, two different man, and their kids with sad hearts that where perfect to make each other feel better about the situations.

 

It was funny to read, fast and a loveable story. I enjoyed it, I'm a sucker for love stories, so this I liked... please, give me more. Of course is not the greatest love story, more passionate, or excited... but it was true love, a lot like we could feel and have in real life. It was honest, with flaws, but full of hope and a happy ending. Now is your turn... Do you believe in love at first sight? 

SPOILER ALERT!

Who said that all stories of dragons are the same?

Firelight - Sophie Jordan Vanish: A Firelight Novel - Sophie Jordan Hidden - Sophie Jordan

Synopsis:

 

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki, a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

 

Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away;if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.

 

 

Review:

 

This story is entertaining, quick read with a touch of romance and adventure. The characters are completely different from each other, some very nice others you will hate immediately (and you have to hate them). The romance between Jacinda and Will is intense, hardcore, and the risk each other lives constantly in those dangerous situations in which they are stuck.

 

But I must be honest, I liked it more the love felt for Jacinda Cassian. I think because I identified with, as I am not of those who show their love in words, I just can't, but I do it with actions, just like Cassian does. I could see that what he felt was intense and pure, but Jacinda could not see it until it was late, after falling in love with Will. But Of course, if she had not fallen in love with a hunter, this story never happened. But still, team Cassian!

 

Now you tell me, what did you think about this trilogy? Are you team Will or team Cassian?

Happiness. Love. Suspense. Mysterious.

We Were Liars - E. Lockhart

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

 

Review:

What can I say about We Were Liars? It was unexpected, it was emotional, it was mysterious... much more than a simple contemporary novel. When I started reading I had no idea what it was about, because every book tuber said that it was better to get into this book knowing nothing about it, and they were right. So I'm not going to ruin this for you. I'm only going to tell you that you are going to love it. Is a little strange, but you'll get absorbed by the trama, and the characters, and the mystery. In the end, my heart was filled with all kinds of emotions. It was a book that managed to reach me deep inside.

Now... if you already read this book, tell me... What did you think about it?

I just finished watching the Delirium Pilot. And I can tell you something, it was better than what I expected. I though it was going to me awful because the network decided no to take the pilot and filming more episodes, but actually it was pretty good.


If you already read the book and you like the adaptations to be exactly like the original story, this isn’t for you. A lot of things were different, like Lena’s family situation, how her relationship with Alex happened, the looks of the characters… A lot changed. But it wasn’t bad, because now I wan’t to know what’s going to happen, because I really have no idea.


The only thing I didn’t completely like was that they tried to tell the story of the first book in just one episode, so it could be a little confusing to does who haven’t read the book. But I get it, they wanted to make the series about he wilds, and the revolution against the cure. Actually I would like to continue watching more episodes. I hope they decide to continue with the project because it could become something big.


Now you tell ,me what did you think about this pilot ?

A story to feel all possible feelings

Half-Blood - Jennifer L. Armentrout Pure - Jennifer L. Armentrout Deity - Jennifer L. Armentrout Elixir (Covenant) - Jennifer L. Armentrout Apollyon - Jennifer L. Armentrout Sentinel - Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals--well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

 

 

Review:

 

This books where amazing, all of them! The only reason why I gave most of them 4.5 stars is because I wasn't crazy about the whole Olympian gods things, maybe because I know too little about greet mythology. But the characters where amazing, all of them had so strong personalities, and that's why you fall in love with each one of them, they all give something important to the story. 

 

But the best of all was Alex, our beautiful, rebel and brave protagonist. She is so funny, her thoughts are unexpected and smart. Her attitude is like "I'm so cool I'm going to kick your ass". I don't know, everything about her character made me keep reading. Specially, when Aiden came into her life, and even more when they became something like an "official couple". They are perfect for each other, so funny, in love, so alike and different at the same time. And then, to make everything even more perfect, lets add the third wheel Seth.

 

I laughed through all the 6 books, it was so funny. But it also made me nervous, excited, I cried tears of sadness and tears of happiness. I fell in love with every character, and suffer each loss like Alex did. So much things unexpected happened. Even the ending, whey I was reading it I hated it, but when I came to the last 3 pages I started loving again and I realised there was no better ending for that story.

 

So, if you want to read and exciting, funny and romantic series, this is it. You will love it, enjoy it to the fullest like I did. I honestly recommend this, I'm glad a read it.

 

Now tell me, If you already read these books, did you enjoyed them?

SPOILER ALERT!

And the story ends... with a new beginning.

City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare

City of Heavenly fire finally came out this may 27th, after all this time waiting and wondering how Clary and Jace where going to kill that son of a b***h of Sebastian... Accept it, we all knew he had to die, so that's not a spoiler, I hope.

 

The book starts with the invasion of the Los Angeles institute where Emma and Jules (the protagonists of the new Shadowhunters trilogy) live. It shows how Sebastian is taking the adult Shadowhunters and turning them, including Jules father. At the beginning I was like "hell no! I want to read about Clary and Jace now!" but let me tell you something, this new characters are awesome. Are a little more alike to the TID characters, and I loved that, because those are my favourite books from the Shadowhunters series.

 

Theeeeen, the story starts talking about Clary, Jace, Simon, Isabel, Alec, Magnus and all the other characters we already know and like. Jace has to deal with the Heavenly Fire, so he can't get to close to Clary because he can't control it. And because Sebastian is taking over all the institutes they have to travel to Idris because is "safer", but we all know that's not true. Sebastian is invincible... like Simon. They are like cats but with infinite lives! Even when Sebastian tries to take over the Iron Sisters and Jace burns him a little with the Heavenly fire he survives! The good thing about this Jace bleeding fire like gasoline thing was the fact that he burned all the drug inside Brother Zachariah and we transformed in Jem once again. Well, he was always Jem, but the one who talks, and with we drug free black hair... the one who can finally be with Tessa again; and we know that happens because we al read it in the "Princess Clockwork" epilogue.

 

Then Clary, Jace, Simon, Isabel and Magnus travel to hell to rescue Luke, Jocelyn and Magnus because Sebastian kidnapped them with the help of those horrible Fairies... I hate them so much, specially the Queen; aarrrghh! There Jace and Clary finally control the heavenly fire without telling anyone about it, so they where able to do their thing, hot thing, sex thing... but don't worry, it was safe because Jace had a condom with him, because we all know how important is to take those things with you when you go to hell. I can honestly tell I LOL at that part, I really didn't expected that. But lets keep talking about the rest of the story. There were fights, demons and all that evil creepy think, and at the end Clary was able to kill all the demon blood in Sebastian's body with the Heavenly Fire that she "trapped" in her sword, and all was left was the real Jonathan; that handsome boy with green eyes and good heart that never really had the chance to live. That really made me sad, specially hoy Jocelyn was crying for him, because she finally got his son back just to loose it again. Oh! and the fact that Simon became human and gave up all his memories to save his friends... that broke my heart. But I was so happy when they saw his band new name "The Mortal Instruments", that for me was amazing, that he was starting to remember... and that then he was going to become a shadowhunter!

 

I'm happy to tell we got a happy ending for this characters, and I really liked how it ended. Was the perfect ending for this series. But I have to be honest, my favourite series is still The Infernal Devices. The emotions those books made me feel where so strong... specially my love for my future husband Will Herondale (don't tell my boyfriend I said that). And because of that, each time a character from TID appeared in the book, I got so excited! Specially when Jace and Tessa talked about going to Los Angeles to take care of Emma. That means they will be part of the new trilogy, so I can't wait for that!

 

Now you tell me... what did you thing about how this series ended? Are you excited for The Dark Artifices trilogy?

Finally.... I was able to go to the movies, and for what? Of course... for the amazing TFIOS movie! Yes, amazing. I think is the best book-movie adaptation I've ever seen. Even the beginning, both start the same way, and that made me cry, just hearing the intro; because I knew everything I was going to feel from that point.

 

It was amazing to have images to every single page I read. Specially the Dutch picnic, the time when Augustus was at the gas station asking for help, the whole egg-car situation. Everything was perfect, so beautiful. And Shailene and Ansel where perfect for Hazel and Augustus, they did an awesome job. Usually when I watch a movie I constantly compare it with the book and how I pictured it, but this time there was no need, it was perfect. So... I'm glad I watched it because I was hesitating, it was amazing how it made me feel, how it made me cry. Perfect.

 

What did you think about this adaptation? Did you like it?

SPOILER ALERT!

Exciting, frustrating and romantic

The One  - Kiera Cass

I know you know why frustrating... because our lovely protagonist America Singer is in fact... frustrating. No one can deny it. But fortunately she wasn't that bad in the final book of this trilogy. Don't get me wrong, I love America; how strong she is, what an amazing heart she has, how loyal she is to her values. But let's face it, she is a woman living in an environment where every woman would feel insecure and that stupid decisions; I know I would. Maybe thats why she was so frustrating, because I know a lot of us would have done the same, but because we saw everything from outside, we knew what stupid mistakes she was doing.

 

But I love how the story ended. I love how Maxon and America gave themselves one last chance before choosing "The One". Aww... the way they danced and talk in the roof, the way Maxon proposed, it was beautiful and romantic. I love them together, I always have. But I almost died in so many parts... for example, whey America got shot and they took her to Aspen's room and Maxon saw the letter she wrote so many years ago to Aspen about loving him forever. I almost couldn't hold my breath. But when I really had to stop reading to take a breath was when Maxon saw America and Aspent talking so close after he had proposed to her. I know many people don't get why he got so mad just because they were talking, but I do.. Maxon always suspected that something was going on between them, and when America finally told him the truth he felt like she was cheating, like everything she said was a lie.

 

And finally, the rebel invasion in the castle, how Maxon was shot, and how he was more worried about America's safety than his; and how she hated to leave him in that place alone dying. That's when they realised that they had to be together, for real... that they only had one chance to live a happy ending together. And how America thought Maxon was dead but then he wasn't and he kinda propose again and she said yes, and they married. And how Aspen walked her down de aisle, because they realised they loved each other but like family, and Aspen found another true love. Everything was perfect.

 

The only thing that I think Kiera Cass should do is write some kind of Prequel, about how that new country was founded, why everything was they way it was. Because I know a lot of fans wanted a story where the dystopian world could be the protagonist. What do you think? Would you like a prequel? Did you like the trilogy ended?

SPOILER ALERT!

The story ends with a full of hope and love finale

Rapture - Lauren Kate

So.... the final book of the Fallen Series. Let me tell you something, I couldn't be happier, more in love, or more excited. Everything finally fell into place, giving everyone who survived a happy ending.

 

Rapture revolves around the evil plan of Lucifer / Bill that plans to create a leap in time to clear the last 7.000 years of history after the fall of the angels lived on earth. This in order to tip the scales to the side of evil and revenge of Luce and Daniel. If you have not yet read the book, do not read the following sentences.... ready? And the reason for this is because Luce was an angel and before falling in love with Daniel she was in love with Lucifer. That's why Molly in the first book was saying that Lucinda and Lucifer rhymed, do you remember? I really didn't see that coming, that was totally unexpected. But Lucifer became evil, so she opened her eyes and finally saw Daniel and fell in love with him. And that's why Luce reincarnated over and over again, that was the punishment that God and Lucifer imposed to her and Daniel for choosing love instead of one on both sides.

 

One thing I liked about this book was the fact that they met new characters, all with very different personalities but that enriched much history; thus ensuring that everything is beautifully revealed. The one thing that really broke my heart was the death of Gabbe, and a little Molly's death. But I think that was to finish the story in an exciting way. But I get it, and it was worth it for the end.

 

Oh ... the end. When Luce discovered that she had been an angel along with the others and recovered their wings. But she decided to sacrifice that to have one last chance to love Daniel as an ordinary human, it was beautiful and moving. And like all his friends were watching from afar, fully trusting in their love and as they knew they would end up together but not remember each other. My heart was so happy with that ending.

 

Now is your turn... did you like how the series ended? Are you excited about the Fallen Movie?

OMG! I can’t believe they’re finally releasing the pilot! I watched some preview, looked for the script and I thought this day would never come. If you wan’t to watch it, this are the details of Lauren Oliver’s invite to have a twitter talk with her during the release.

 

Date: Friday, June 20th

Time: 6:30pm EST

Attire: Fancy - Pajamas

 

Can’t wait!! :D

SPOILER ALERT!

Secrets around three strange women

The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman

Now is the turn of “The ocean at the end of the lane” by Neil Gaiman. To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect. I read what was it about but didn’t know how it would work the fantasy/reality mix with the little boy’s story.

 

At the beginning I thought it would be really boring, because it started with a man talking about a funeral at his hometown, and then going to a farm where he used to play as a little bot and then an old woman that we started talking to. And I thought, this will be a boring story about a man telling how he used his imagination as a little boy and how cool it was. But guess what… It wasn’t like that.

 

It mixed reality elements with something like magic and adventures. There where parts that I really didn’t like, like when the father cheated with the baby sitter/monster and with a boy looking even if they didn’t know; it was disgusting. But in general, the story was good an interesting. But I thing what I liked the best was the epilogue, how he remembered Lettie and how he cared about her despite of the years, even if he didn’t remember what really happened when he was a boy, like someone changed his memories so he wouldn’t know about Lettie and her family’s true nature. The ending was emotional and satisfactory. In general it was a pretty good book, I liked it.

 

Now is your turn, have your read this book? What did you think about it?

SPOILER ALERT!

Traveling through lives

Passion - Lauren Kate

Ok... honestly... this book wasn't necessary. I'm not saying that the story was bad. It was romantic and interesting, as it was explaining a few aspects of the past of Luce and Daniel. But that was it. It was a whole book where we read how they fell in love over and over again in their past lives, how Luce dies burned by fire, and as daniel was shattered. I revealed almost nothing relevant until the end of the book. So by the end, those were just chapters without any contribution to the history. Instead of making a whole book, they would have added some additional chapters to one of the other books and turn it into a trilogy.

 

Now let's talk about what was interesting ... When I started to read the story and think about Luce's past lives, I always imagined they were in the distant past. But this book reminds us that she reincarnates more or less every 17 years, and in the present, people from her past lives are still alive. Like her sister who works in a casino in Vegas. Or their parents from a previous life now living in a nursing home. It helps us to remember that despite her curse, and the fact that she reincarnates again and again, there where people involve that had no lives revolved around Daniel.

 

Another thing I found interesting, that I suspected, but still did not see coming was the fact that Bill was Lucifer. It was obvious he was bad; because he used to hide when Daniel was close, or his attitude about wanting to kill Lucinda's immortal soul. But the fact that he was Lucifer ... wow! And his plan for go "back in time" and rewrite everything, and having to avoid it in just 9 days ... I have to accept it was a good way to make us want to read the last book to find out how they plan to fix it.

 

It was good, a little to long for the little things that were revealed, but it prepares for the final book. Now tell me, what did you think about Passion?