To be completely honest, I didn't expect much from this. Might have something to do with the fact that the last John Green-book I read was "Will Grays...moreTo be completely honest, I didn't expect much from this. Might have something to do with the fact that the last John Green-book I read was "Will Grayson, Will Grayson", and that I thought "Oh, great. Another cancer-book" (harsh, but true!). This book completely blew me away, though. Hazel was such a great character, and so not a cliché, which was amazing.
This book made me laugh out loud sooo many times! And just when you think you know what's going to happen, John Green just hits you right in the stomach and makes you lose your breath, and cry of course.
The book is like a breath of fresh air, and John Green does an amazing job with this topic - treating it with care and comedy at the same time. It gives you the pure and simple truth, without hiding anything, or trying to make it more pretty. It just is.
And being a John Green-book, it makes you laugh, no matter how tragic the situation. LOVED this book!(less)
**spoiler alert** This book had my shipper-heart going everywhere! Here's a rough description of my roller coaster of emotions: Will!! Ohh, but Jem! B...more**spoiler alert** This book had my shipper-heart going everywhere! Here's a rough description of my roller coaster of emotions: Will!! Ohh, but Jem! BUT WILL. Oh, JEM! No, Will. Yes, definitely Will. BUT JEM. No, Will! Will! Yeah, Will! And then noooooooooooo.
I thought it was fairly obvious that this curse couldn't have been in place, because contrary to what Will thinks, there are a lot of people who love him! It just had me thinking of the book, One Day. My favorite line there was the whole "I love you, Dexter. I just don't like you anymore.". Which for ME proved that it IS possible to love people, even if they aren't always nice. Love kind of just grows on you, even if you want it or not (Tess being a fantastic example)!
The MOMENT Jem went into her room - yeah, THAT scene - I thought to myself that this could not possibly bring anything good. And then when he PROPOSED. Goddamnit. No turning back. Ugh, and I LOVED seeing Will so damn happy and giddy, and it made me cry because I knew it would not last. Hope this will be resolved in a humane way, without hurting Jem too much, ASAP in the next book. Like, seriously. I even caught myself thinking "Well, if Jem dies soon, Tessa can finally be with Will", and I do NOT want to think like that because I LOVE Jem. But like I've said before, I will always ship the pairing with most chemistry. Yes, you might feel safe with the other guy, and sometimes feel sparks, but, dudette, if you're with the guy, and still can't get the other guy out of your mind, you're not with the right guy!
So yeah. Keep in mind that this review was written the moment after finishing the book, so the thoughts are jumbled and all over the place. (less)
You know at first I thought this was a stand alone novel, and was thoroughly pissed off when i read the ending. But then I read that there was a seque...moreYou know at first I thought this was a stand alone novel, and was thoroughly pissed off when i read the ending. But then I read that there was a sequel, and all was right again!
I was completely swept away by this book! Read it in one sitting, and tears ran down my cheeks quite a few times, to be honest. Not always because something was sad, but because something was beautiful. I'll be off now to read the sequel! Thank god for my iPad with the Kindle app!(less)
Let me start this off with this: I love the way Rachel Caine writes. I also found Joanne a breath of fresh air. She's independent and strong - somethi...moreLet me start this off with this: I love the way Rachel Caine writes. I also found Joanne a breath of fresh air. She's independent and strong - something I love. And, dude, she likes cars. 'Nuff said right there!
I loved the whole universe Caine created with the wardens and djinns. The djinns especially. The ending took me completely by surprise, and I can't wait to see what else is in store for Joanne. I do think, however that I need a little break from that universe, 'cause that is some heavy shit right there.
This book completely shifted my way of viewing the world. Seriously. I mean, you see Lena, this smart and capable girl who has been fed with lies sinc...moreThis book completely shifted my way of viewing the world. Seriously. I mean, you see Lena, this smart and capable girl who has been fed with lies since her birth. And slowly, with the help of Alex, her world starts crumbling and the lies start unwindling. And it's devestating. I cried so much while reading this book because it was just so damn SAD that they all viewed love as a disease. That people's childhood were completely devoid of love from their parents because of this cure.
And since the story was so sad, since that whole universe was so sad, it was such a beautiful thing to read about Lena falling in love. It was so beautiful that I cried some more.
Lauren Oliver is a genius. Loved her story, and I fell completely in love with her way of writing. I'm just in awe. If I could ever write like her... I- I don't even know. It was just so beautiful to read.
And the ending! Oh, the ending. Bah.
I think I'll just stop here. How I wish i had book number two in my hands! I guess I'll just have to reread Delirium many many times. (less)
**spoiler alert** The final scene with Adrian. It. Broke. My. Heart. Completely. I love Adrian. I really do but I've always been a heavy Rose/Dimitri-...more**spoiler alert** The final scene with Adrian. It. Broke. My. Heart. Completely. I love Adrian. I really do but I've always been a heavy Rose/Dimitri-shipper. But did Richelle have to go and break Adrian's heart like that??! Boo. But I am beyond happy that Dimitri and Rose got to be together in the end, and that they both forgave themselves! Loved it.
I wasn't exactly thrilled over the fact that there so many lose ends in the end (Sydney, Robert and Edie). I reckon we'll get some answers in the next series as it features Sydney, but still.
So many times I just burst out laughing. Not only at Rose's thoughts and remarks, but just the situations she got herself in! I mean the whole Joshua-thing at the keepers? Priceless. PRICELESS.
I'll leave it be for now till I can gather my thoughts a bit more and maybe even sneak in another read. I don't have uni for a whole month, after all!(less)
**spoiler alert** Okay, first of all I loved the setting. I love the shadowhunter world, but I already knew that. It's just exicting to read about tha...more**spoiler alert** Okay, first of all I loved the setting. I love the shadowhunter world, but I already knew that. It's just exicting to read about that world while imagining them in fancy suits, dresses and trench coats.
Tessa: I loved the way she compared everything that happened to her and sought advice about what to do from the books she had read. That was so freaking cool.
Will: He's a jackass. Normally I fall for the assholes in books, but Will is making it very hard to do so. He's always so mean to Tessa! Downright cruel, he is! Everyone keeps comparing him to Jace, but other than the heavy sarcasm and, apparently, charm, I don't see much similarity. Jace isn't cruel. He mocks. He punishes himself. But he always does what he thinks is right for the people he loves, whatever it takes. Will doesn't. He lies and is actually mean towards the people he loves because he is so intent on not letting any emotion show. I think he's got some serious work ahead of him if he's going to try to make up for everything he has said to Tessa...
Jem: Oh, Jem. Poor Jem. I like Jem. But I just don't see him and Tessa together. I get that he's supposed to be a romantic interest along with Will, but nope. I don't feel... the chemistry. I'm more of a Sophie/Jem-shipper now.
I like seeing Magnus Bane in the book =D It's really cool to see him in another setting.
Okay, so about the whole Jem/Will/Tess. I don't particularly like the Jem/Tess-ship, cus I don't see the same chemistry. I'm a Will/Tess-shipper, but he had to majorly redeem himself! Like MAJORLY. (less)