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November 9

November 9: A Novel - Colleen Hoover

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By: Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Atria Books

Publication Date: November 10th 2015

Format:  Paperback

Pages: 310

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.

 

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel.

 

Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

 
 

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My Review:

 

 

OMG , I DONT HAVE ANY WORDS
This is my favorite book by CoHo so far .

 

“When you find love, you take it. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go. You can’t just walk away from it and expect it to linger until you’re ready for it.”

 

I’m usually not a big fan of Romance novels , and i especially HATE Insta-love , but Colleen’s books are an exception most of the time , and this one was definitely the best i read in a while.

 

I liked the characters , Fallon is my favorite , her story is interesting . Ben , he was amazing most of the book , but after the revelation i really don’t know how to feel about him , i also found his love letters a bit cheesy and uncomfortable .

 

AND WAIT! Ian ,Tate and Miles from Ugly love are in this book?? WHAAT ! so

 

everything is linked ? every even in this book to every character by COLLEEN??

 

But i also think everything i liked and disliked served the story right , as i mentioned before , i rarely read the book description so everything was a huge surprise for me , i had fun watching the events unfold , and after they made the agreement i knew i was hooked

 

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and just when i started thinking everything was fine , a new thing comes up and guts me ! then it get fixed and i assume this is the ending , then BAM , colleen hits me with another blow , each one harder than the other . Damn this plot was strong !

 

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i just didn’t know what to expect anymore , i didn’t see any move coming .

Jordyn and Ben OMG what was that about? i couldn't believe it , that was way more surprising than the revelation that <b>Ben</b> started the fire WTF . after finding out about it i became a total wreck

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I freaking cried ! and maybe died and came back to life , who knows ! the shock value is strong in this one

 

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i’m not saying this is the best story written , nor the best romance book out there . BUT

IT WAS SO FUN TO READ ! I FINISHED IT IN TWO DAYS . i really couldn’t put it down.

I really don’t know what to say even though i’m sure i talked too much , but you should read this if you like being surprised and hurt and gutted and killed then revived just so you can endure it ALL OVER AGAIN

 

Damn Colleen this was a roller coaster ride . one minute i’m swooning about the cute love story and the other i’m crying and screaming about the betrayal

 

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what i’m saying doesn’t make any sense ? yes , yes perhaps , but blame Colleen for it ( TATE AND MILES ARE IN THIS BOOK )

 

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five-stars

 

 

 

Harables: Short Stories 2

Harables: Short Stories 2 (Volume 2) - Haidji

By: Haidji

Publisher: Createspace

Publication Date: October 22nd 2016

Format:  Paperback

Pages: 200

 

Haidji, author of SG Suicide Game, Life into Mist, Fancy & Adriaan, Harables – Short Stories 1 and Ines’ Words now brings us Harables – Short Stories 2,

with fifteen new stories. Each story showcases Haidji’s unique voice and imagery,

 

including “The Gondola Walker,” “Lob’s Castle,” “The Blue Spot,” “Final Destination” and “Candles.” True to Haidji’s form, this book is beautiful and magical.

 

You’ll want to read each story more than once, to uncover all Haidji’s meanings.

Entering Haidji’s world, you will find hope, love and wonderful mysteries

 

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My Review:

 

As i said before , Haidji has a very special way with words . You feel the warmth of the story .

 

All the stories here were so sweet, and they all had a lesson to be delivered at the end of each one :

 

” Life is just a class filled with different kids doing the same or different things “

 

“No matter how good you are, How amazing your work is : if you don’t value what you do , asking the right price for it , no one else will do it.”

 

“Because sometimes , paradise can be there , close to you , every morning , inside your cup of coffee, bringing you joy and happiness”

 

The same as “Fancy & Adriaan” .it’s very easy to go through and finish , i can picture myself reading it at the beach or in a nice garden under the sun .

 

It is overly a good book , it does not fall with my usual reads , yet i enjoyed it . i don’t think the genre matters when you like the story .

 

I would recommend it to people going through reading slumps and wanting to start with something light and easy to get into , or anyone who wants to take a break and read something sweet and different .

 

the reason why i give it 4 stars is because it was a great collection of interesting short stories ; and i didn’t struggle reading it nor get bored , we can all agree that that’s something important when it comes to books .

 

And i want to thank Haidji for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review .

 

Fancy & Adriaan by Haidji

Fancy & Adriaan - Haidji

 

By: Haidji

Publisher: Createspace

Publication Date: 2014

Format:  Paperback

Pages: 62

 

 

 

 

 


Do you believe in love?

 

Do you really Believe in love?

 

Fancy & Adriaan is a fairy tale; a real love story.

 

Fancy was born in a flower, in a distant world.

 

Adriaan was born over tree branches, in the same world.

 

As a fairy and as an elf, they lived their lives and their platonic love, in that world.
One day, Fancy decided to seek permission to go to the human world.
Will Fancy & Adriaan’s love survive?

 

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My Review:

 

 

I received this book from a giveaway , and to be honest i didn’t expect it to be this good since i’m not usually a fan of love stories . BUT i actually enjoyed it.

 

I finished this in less than an hour i think , partly because it is short , but i was very fun to read.

 

Haidji managed to create a fairy tale story that can be read by all ages , it was just so CUTE , yet it held a realistic dimension , you can relate to the characters’ feelings and thoughts yet each reader would interpret them in their own way . it had a different meaning for me.

 

such a fun light read . i would recommend it if you were in a reading slump and needed something light to get you back up.

 

here are my favorite quotes :

 

“Adriaan thought what Fancy felt, and Fancy felt what Adriaan thought.”

 

“His thoughts rather than helping him , created more walls around him”

 

 

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The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1) by Renee Ahdieh

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By: Renee Ahdieh

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Series: (The Wrath and the Dawn #1)

Publication Date: May 12th 2015

Format:  Hardcover

Pages: 388

 
 
 
 
 
One Life to One Dawn.

 

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.

 

Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be.

 

This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?

 

Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, The Wrath and the Dawn is a sumptuous and enthralling read from beginning to end.

 

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My Review:

 
growing up Arabe , I remember being a little girl and my mother telling me stories of “One Thousand and One Nights” ,
and i used to listen to those stories every night , each time more charmed and bewildered by the magical events , years went on and the stories stayed with me as i’m sure they’ll stay when i’m no longer here .

 

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The feeling of hearing those stories … it came back again while reading this book .

As shahrazad (shazi) told the stories to the Caliph at night , i started remembering the ones i heard my mother tell .

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Shahrazad is my favorite character, her strength and intelligence are interesting for a girl her age , and her silver tongue with her snarky remarks made the book so fun to read.

Even though each one in this book was special , the Caliph was a surprise , because i always pictured him as evil and ruthless , the same as Shazi used to see him , but we got to see his real story now.

i’m not a big fan of Tariq in this story , but i want to see what he will do next , especially with the way the book ended .

The writing was absolutely beautiful , made the book that much worth it , here are some of my favorite quotes :

“Some things exist in our lives for but a brief moment. And we must let them go on to light another sky.”

“The more a person pushes others away, the clearer it becomes he is in need of love the most.”

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This was such a great read and i would recommend it to YA and Fantasy fans , i didn’t want it to end! i want more!

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4-stars

 

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)

By Lemony Snicket

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By: Lemony Snicket

Publisher: Scholastic

Publication Date: September 30th 1999

Format:  Paperback

Pages: 167

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Reader,

 

I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.

 

In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.

 

It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.

 

With all due respect,

 

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My Review:

 

I’m i the only person who read this as an adult?

 

i’m glad i finally read it though , and i’m sure i wouldn’t have been able to appreciate it well enough as a child.

 

It’s a very well written story , i feel like i might be the only person who loved Lemony Snicket’s style . i loved the explanations he gave and the meaning for some words , i understand why some might find it a bit patronizing but i enjoyed it .

 

It made me feel as if i was sitting in a chair next to my grandpa who is in this case Lemony , while he read the book to me.

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And it was very easy to get visual images of the scenes as the story went on , big point for that!
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The story is very fun and the characters are interesting enough , The Baudelaire children are my favorites , they are brave , and smart .

 

Count Olaf made this much more interesting even though he is evil and tends to be very disgusting

 

One thing i hated is the way the communication between the children and the adults happens , it was very annoying and too much like a cartoon , but i guess it is necessary to serve the purpose of the story.

 

 

4-stars

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love - Colleen Hoover

 

 

By: Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Atria Books

Publication Date: August 5th 2014

Format:  Paperback

Pages: 337

 

 

 

 

 

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

 

Never ask about the past.

 

Don’t expect a future.

 

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

 

Hearts get infiltrated.

 

Promises get broken.

 

Rules get shattered.

 

Love gets ugly

 

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My Review:

 

At this point i’m just going to accept the fact that i have a Love-Hate relationship with Colleen Hoover’s books . But i love her , she’s such a nice spirit and fun!

 

Going back to the book , i also read it without the slightest idea about its content . at first it was bit boring for me , and i admit i put it on hold for a long time until i finally decided to finish it a couple days a go .

 

The writing style is obviously good since it’s Colleen , i didn’t have trouble getting into it

 

The characters were fun but i didn’t find them interesting enough

 

Tate wasn’t that great for me , i found her to be very weak and annoying most of the time

 

Miles , i don’t see the hype about him , he isn’t that great either , i get it , the ” boy with tortured past” kind of thing , but i didn’t buy it ,i just didn’t like it .

 

i didn’t like them or their relationship with each other

 

i LOVED cap thought! he’s such a sweetheart and he’s funny

 

the reason i gave it three stars is because i understand what Colleen was doing , and i loved the meaning behind the story and the entire concept about letting go of the ghosts of our pasts .

 

I did cry while reading it , some parts were too much for me to handle so i’m warning you .

 

i don’t recommend this book , but i know some people would love it , so pick it up on your own risk . it just wasn’t made for me

 

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Question : what do you think of Colleen’s books? which one is your favorite ?

and , did you love Miles with Tate?

Too Late by Colleen Hoover

Too Late - Colleen Hoover

 

Too Late

By: Colleen Hoover

ISBN: 1540324168

Publisher: Hoover Ink

Publication Date: November 19th 2016

Format: Paperback

Pages: 394

 

 

 

 

Sloan will go through hell and back for those she loves. And she does, every single day. After finding herself stuck in a relationship with the dangerous and morally corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to get by until she's able to find a way out.

Nothing will get in her way.

 

Nothing except Carter.

 

Sloan is the best thing to ever happen to Asa. And if you ask Asa, he'd say he's the best thing to ever happen to Sloan. Despite Sloan's disapproval of Asa's sinister lifestyle, he does exactly what he needs to do in order to stay a step ahead in his business. He also does exactly what he needs to do in order to stay a step ahead of Sloan.

 

Nothing will get in his way.

 

Nothing except Carter.

 

TRIGGER WARNINGS: This book deals with sensitive subjects, including, but not limited to: murder, rape, physical violence, mental illness, domestic abuse, etc. Read at your own risk.

 

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My Review:

 

"I had to have a back-up plan so i wouldn't rot in fucking prison like my father did most his life. Maybe it wasn't a complete waste . i at least have the "Schizophrenia" to fall back on if i ever need it"

_ Asa

 

I'm sure this is the only Colleen Hoover book that's i will love this much , because i'm really starting to get sick of the sappy romantic fairy-tales , nothing against her though i love her ! i just don't enjoy love stories anymore .

 

This is why i didn't like Luke at all .. at all . i found him irritating and annoying , plain stupid and very unprofessional (obviously) .

 

and no , i didn't like his relationship with Sloan either , nor found it cute or beautiful .. to be honest i wasn't very fond of her character at all , i found her to be boring , and in some scenes i just wanted to shake her until she wakes the hell up .

i just didn't like anything about them , or them together ...


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i think i might have liked John more than them and found him more interesting!

 

now Asa .. Asa Jackson , i freaking LOVED him , i ADORED his character and how twisted he is , that might be due to the fact i love villains in books , but there is something about him that drew me so much , i wished the book was written only from his perspective , he made things THAT more interesting

 

perhaps the only reason i kept on reading was because of him , i wanted to know what's going to happen next , i really fell in love with his twisted tortured character , it's a bit lame that i always fall for these kind of characters but i can't help it!

 

this is my review so obviously i'm going to be subjective , i wish there is a book only about him and his life , a twisted part of me wished Sloan would choose him ( yes yes i know it's wrong and would never happen! don't kill me... i'm a bit messed up , but hey it's a story!)

 

and this is you reading my review

 

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i loved the snippets we were shown from his childhood , i loved his crazy moments , and his plans.

 

so , yes . i would recommend this book , even if it's only because of Asa , he's a character that shouldn't be missed . and that's why i love Colleen . because she is such a marvelous writer that she is able to create something like him !

4-stars

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Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy Series #1

By: Richelle Mead

Publisher: Razorbill

Publication Date: November 2013

Format:  Paperback

Pages: 332

 

 

 

 


Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies . . .

 

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

 

After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger . . . and the Strigoi are always close by.

 

Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever

 

 

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My Review:

 

I haven’t really read the description of the boonk , i heard so much about it that i just picked it up and read it without knowing where it’s leading.

 

I’ve been in some kind of a reading slump , not really , but i couldn’t enjoy any book recently . but boooy i LOVED this one!

 

(p.s : what’s up with the ugly covers?)

 

I didn’t get into it very quickly , i was half way through the book to know i liked it , and that’s when things picked up .

 

I liked the writing style , and the pacing of the story .

The characters were likable as well ,

 

Rose is badass , i loved her and immensely  enjoyed her snarky comments and her short tempered attitude .

 

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Lissa  was okay , although her powers are admirable , i didn’t connect with her. she’s the nice girl next door.

 

Christian , he’s that hot guy who doesn’t know he is hot , he just blends with the shadows , which makes him 10 times hotter ( right????)

 

I loved Christian and Lissa together , i was rooting for them!

 

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Dimitri , i just have a thing for Russian men okay! ah i loved his character , ( that Lust spell scene thought ! ) i’m sure we all enjoyed him. he’s so … aghgdk!

 

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Natalie , don’t wanna spoil anything , but , Damn girl you blew my mind.

 

Mia , i just wanted to hit her so hard throughout the book

 

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The plot was a bit surprising , and fun . i do believe it could have been better but i enjoyed it anyway , the fighting scenes were also okay ( also could have been better) .
I loved the ending , all the thrill was there .

 

and i can’t stop thinking about how Dimitri and Rose should be together !

I want to study in this school !!!

 

and i think i would’ve made one hell of a Dhampir girl . ( not a big fan of Moroi and the royals)
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I would recommend this book for YA fans , who are looking for a fun easy read , i’m glad i gave it a try!

 

4-stars

 

 

I’m just not sure if i loved it enough to continue this series , what do you think, should i continue the other books? or does it go down hill from this one?

Update: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Is it normal that i didn’t cry while reading the book
Yet i was sobbing during the entire movie! Oh Will..

 

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I think it finally hit me, the feelings , the emotions .. it finally hit me.

This is the first time i liked a movie more than the book.

 

Has this ever happened to you? to cry days after you finished a story?
and have you ever liked a movie better than the book? if so, which one?

i would love to hear your answers , i hope i’m not the only one…

 


 

I’m so in love with this movie , agh too many feelings

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have you watched it yet?

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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Me Before You Series #1

By: Jojo Moyes

ISBN: 0670026603

Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking

Publication Date: December 31st 2012

Format:  Hardcover

Pages: 369

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obviously i'm not going to do a better description than the one in the book , so .. here it is.

 

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

 

What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.

 

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.

 

What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

 

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My Review:

 

i see that everyone started their reviews with crying gifs or a 5 star rating picture , guess not me too.

 

the reason i picked this book is because of how many people recommended it and all the hype that's been going on , besides, i did like the movie trailer so i wanted to read the book before watching the movie.

 

Here's the thing , i didn't hate it , or find it bad , it just wasn't that good .

 


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The pacing of the story was very slow , and not enough elements to keep your interest , some of the daily details were extremely unnecessary .

 

The characters were good , even though i didn't like Lou very much , nor her sister and family.


I loved Will , he might be rude and hard sometimes but he seemed more real and his actions and way of thinking were understandable .

 

“You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” — Will
 

 

 

The romantic aspect was laughable ,her relationship with Patrick seemed silly, i didn't understand why they were with each other in the first place .


and with Will , it was impossible , but i enjoyed it a bit.

 

I loved the moral questions this novel addressed, i felt like this subject needed attention.
How far would you go to make the people you love happy?
and are you really making them happy, or you just want to do the right thing , even if it meant they are suffering.
Sometimes you think you are helping someone , but you're not , because you never bothered to ask what they want.

 

there were many mixed feeling about the ending from many of my friends, but i loved it.
Our happiness lies in our own hands , no one can truly know what we're feeling and what are we going through , even if their intentions are good.
So whatever we do about it , is our choice , our decision .
Should we live for ourselves , in this case 'die' , or try not to hurt the people who care about us , even if it means we're hurting ourselves.

 

I thought it was the perfect ending , i didn't cry , i almost did though, but i did feel sad .

I'm giving two stars for it , one for Will and one for the ending. Otherwise i don't think it was really worth any of the hype .

 

 

2-stars

 

Source: http://worldofbookishwonderland.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/me-before-you

Judging a book by its cover : Top 10

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who doesn't like books with pretty covers? 

i sure do . it's not as if we're going to say we like the story or not by looking at the covers, but it's more about appreciating the art work and the creativity put into those covers, it certainly does look good. 

 

that's why today, i'm making a list of the Top 10 most beautiful covers of books i read or want to read.

 

 

10_ Throw Away Girls by Jennifer Vaughn

 

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9-  Angelfall by Susan Ee

 

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8- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

 

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7- Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

 

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6- Vicious by V.E. Schwab 

 

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5- Everneath by Brodi Ashton

 

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4- Winter by Marissa Meyer

 

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3- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

 

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2- Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi

 

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1- Fracture me by Tahereh Mafi

 

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and this is it for the list , as you can see i love the shatter me series so much and even if you don't , you have to appreciate the beauty of these covers!

 

If you think another book should have been on this list please mention it in the comment down below 
i would love to see what's your number one book cover !

Source: http://worldofbookishwonderland.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/judging-a-book-by-its-cover-top-10

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake

Anna Series #1

By: Kendare Blake

ISBN: 0765328658

Publisher: Tor Teen

Publication Date: October 17th 2011

Format:  Hardcover

Pages: 320

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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My Review:

 

 

i do believe i had enough reading books about blood and splattered guts and flesh 
but i LOVED this story  , but boy was this scary!

 

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i definitely don't recommend reading this book at night if you are easily scared ( like me)
i enjoyed this so much that i kept reading it all day , and night ( big mistake) , that at some point i had to stop and keep it for when morning comes , because i just couldn't handle it anymore, my hearts was beating and all i kept thinking is

" what was that"  "i think i saw someone"


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i do believe in ghosts , so this GIF is how i looked.

 

i was waiting for this to happen the entire time:

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so , the scenes where scary things happened were good, amazing!

but , i had a bit of a hard time getting into the story , the beginning was slow and not that interesting , it wasn't until Anna ( the ghost) showed her powers and made a mess with human flesh that i started focusing on the story.

 

The characters , i though they were good , not that intriguing but still nice to read about

 

Anna was my favorite , she is the queen of hell at first , then we get to see the real her , that sweet little girl who wouldn't hurt a fly . which was also good about her is that we got to look at her past and what made her who she is now , which created some depth into her character that i connected with and made me always curious about her next move.

 

Cas, even if we got to know a lot about him , i didn't like him very much , i didn't hate him either , but seeing things from his perspective and hearing his thoughts isn't what you call delightful .

 

however , i did love his relationship wish Anna , a ghost and a ghost killer.
they are both presented with this chance of happiness , yet they know it's too impossible 

 
“You make me want things I can't have.”
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The ending wasn't happy , but i felt like it was great , perfect for this story and i enjoyed it even if it broke my heart a little.

 

The writing was also good, i finished this book in two sittings , maybe even faster if i had enough courage to read it at night , but oh well...

 

i would recommend this book to you if you're looking for a scary story , something to get your heart racing , yet with interesting elements ( i loved the stories of the ghosts and their pasts)

Songs of Innocence and Experience

Songs of Innocence and Experience - William Blake, Richard Holmes I only read this because a certain villain was involved

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and i'm glad i did , this book has many short beautiful poems , and i certainly enjoyed reading them while imagining Klaus reading them , with that voice and accent of his ( excuse the fangirling)

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis

By: Bret Easton Ellis

ISBN: 0679735771

Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries / Random House

Publication Date: March 1991

Format:  Paperback

Pages: 399





Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and he works on Wall Street, he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to head-on collision with American's greatest dream-and it's worst nightmare- American Psycho is bleak, bitter, black comedy about a world we all recognise but do not wish to confront.

 

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My Review:

i know for a fact that i never took this long to finish a book , an entire week!
but God this was so boring!

i started this book with high expectations, i heard good things about it , and wanted to read it before watching the movie . well , i was terribly disappointed .

the first half of the book was so awfully boring , the only thing it offered me is some fashion rants - that went on for pages and pages- and useless conversations about food or girls and money ( maybe some other things too , i couldn't focus much , it was THAT boring)

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i had to skim through it to be able to finish it without burning the book.

the second part however was a bit better ( still boring most of the times) , yet his true psycho self started to have a presence in the story and took actions rather than few provocative words .

i did enjoy reading about what he did to his victims ( pretty sick huh?) at least it was a bit interesting , i do believe it's too graphic and violent , absolutely disgusting too , but it sent emotions in me , shock , disgust , horror , surprise . unlike the other parts where i just want to hit my head on the wall rather than read them .

there were a lot of times where i felt the character was too much of a misogynist , bet then again , we're talking about a psychopath here!

i didn't enjoy the way the story was told , many other characters were absent most of the times , and the author focused too much on Patrick's thoughts ( which were boring , many about clothes) . and we witnessed the events from only his perspective , so we always know what to expect .

the ending was also another disappointment , a bit all over the place and hard to understand . 

oh this review wouldn't be complete without this : (if you read the book or seen the movie you would get it )

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maybe this book was destined to a different category of people ,  but i didn't enjoy it at all . so i won't recommend it to anyone really.

i will only give it 2 starts because the killing scenes were good.

 

2-stars

 

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Shatter me By Tahereh Mafi

Shatter me (Italian Edition) - Tahereh Mafi

By  Tahereh Mafi

 

 

 

Shatter Me Series #1

By: Tahereh Mafi

ISBN:  0062085484

Publisher: Harper

Publication Date: November 15th 2011

Format:  Hardcover

Pages: 338

 

 

I have a curse
I have a gift

I am a monster
I'm more than human

My touch is lethal
My touch is power

I am their weapon
I will fight back

 

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

 

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

 

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

 

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My Review:

 
 
“His smile is laced with dynamite. "Go to sleep"
"Go to hell."
He works his jaw. Walks to the door. "I'm working on it.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me
 

 

This book has been one of my favorites for a while , and yes , i know . i know it got a fair amount of hate ... but sometimes i enjoy cheesy books! don't judge me okay!                                                                                                                                                                                                          First of all ... look at that beautiful cover! hands down , this series has the best covers of all time.

 

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 The things i Loved :

 

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This is one of the books where all the characters are fun to read about .

 

Juliette , even though she cries a lot and comes across as weak , i liked her . and enjoyed seeing her journey through this story ( she gets better in the next books i promise!)

 

Kenji , Why do i feel like he is my best friend? damn he had me laughing so many times , and made me pray he won't die . he is just adorable haha.

 

Warner , The guy who we love to hate ( or in my case , love to love) . if you know me and read my previous reviews then you know that i LOVE villains . so naturally the moment his character poped up , i was in love! i kept reading this book with one dominant thought in my head "what will he do next? when will he apear again?" . he's complicated  and interesting , always leaving you wanting more , whether it's his

dangerous actions or smart-ass remarks. this is how i imagined him:

 

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And because of Warner dear readers, i finished this book in one sitting.

Okay , one more:

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okay , i'm done , i promise.

 

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One more thing that i enjoyed , was the world building , it was easy to imagine and feel . and i just loved the idea of this order that led the world , called The reestablishment , and the sectors ruled by the army , i also loved sector 45 ..  Warner duh!

 

There is something about the world being divided and ruled by military personalities that make me enjoy stories more , it kind of gives you the feeling of order and domination , with the possibility of a rebellion happening , so you just stay there waiting for it to happen while admiring the current control . ( i hope it's not just me)

 

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 The ending:

 

 

I did like the ending , because something finally happened ! the story felt like it was the calm before the storm and i loved every second of it ( except few things that i will mention later) . we see a new side of Juliette , and Warner too , his reaction made it even better . and we see few superpowers, action! and a new group of people who will be a part of this story later on ... even an element that makes us wonder...

 

i could recommend this book for just that ending honestly , it was so good.

 

 

Things i Hated:

 

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i just wasn't feeling it , it was boring and based on nothing , i felt like the author was trying so much to come up with an explanation for it , but honestly it felt like it was stupid , it really made no sense to me, " oh i saw to him once when were kids now i know we are in love"! seriously!

 

and now , one of the main reason this book got criticized so much :

 

 

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As i started this story there were moments where i felt like it was a bit boring , hearing Juliette's thoughts wasn't what you would call " exciting" . i honestly considered giving up on this story . the pacing was only better at the end.

 

The writing style of this author was a bit weird , as if she was trying too hard to come across as different , when in reality it was plain weird, and not in a good way. here's an example:

 

“I always wonder about raindrops.

I wonder about how they're always falling down, tripping over their own feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end. It's like someone is emptying their pockets over the earth and doesn't seem to care where the contents fall, doesn't seem to care that the raindrops burst when they hit the ground, that they shatter when they fall to the floor, that people curse the days the drops dare to tap on their doors
My parents emptied their pockets of me and left me to evaporate on a concrete slab.

 

 

i also didn't like the crossing words thing she does, but what ticked me off more was th crazy expressions that made me thing " what the..."

  •  example :

 

 

"Every organ in my body falls to the ground."

 

"My jaw is dangling from my shoelace."

 

"My mouth is sitting on my kneecaps."

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I would still recommend this book for the sake of the next books in the series, they are wonderful and worth reading , definitely different than this one , and they offer us more.

 

the novellas too! ( destroy me let's us see the story from our villain's perspective)

 

 

 

4-stars

Spy's bookshelf: read

Throw Away Girls
Kafka on the Shore
The Little Prince
The Great Gatsby
The Alchemist
Happy spring
Queen of Shadows
The Book of Lost Things
The Devil You Know
Vicious
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Raven Boys
Tears of Tess
Anna and the French Kiss
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Gabriel's Inferno
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Seduced in the Dark
Captive in the Dark


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