This audiobook is fucking awesome! Why. It's narrated by Samuel Jackson. I swear I could feel emotion rolling from him everytime he says "go the fuck...moreThis audiobook is fucking awesome! Why. It's narrated by Samuel Jackson. I swear I could feel emotion rolling from him everytime he says "go the fuck to sleep". Audiobook was only six minutes, costs 1.09 and is fucking worth it.
Forgive me for the swear words, I think it's fucking appropriate given the name of the book.(less)
Adrian Ivashkov. He was the reason I have loved vampire academy. I was part of the minority who was team Adrian all the way. How can you just not love...moreAdrian Ivashkov. He was the reason I have loved vampire academy. I was part of the minority who was team Adrian all the way. How can you just not love him? He always had something witty to say. He camouflages himself by being arrogant and an ass, but we know he's all sweet deep inside. This lost chapter is a tiny peak back into Adrian's life again. I am reminded how much I used to go gaga over him when I was reading the Vampire Academy series.
Note: I have not read the Bloodlines series, and will only begin reading when all six books are out. I have experienced first hand that Richelle Mead's cliffhangers can be pretty brutal, and waiting til 2015 might just give me a heart attack.(less)
The allure of the forbidden is irresistible. The more we are told no, the more we want it. We know bad boys are a bad idea. They will break your heart...moreThe allure of the forbidden is irresistible. The more we are told no, the more we want it. We know bad boys are a bad idea. They will break your heart, no doubt about that. But as a girl, or rather a woman, I have to admit, that I do want a bad boy who is willing to go good for me. Cause everybody knows that once a bad boy finds his significant other and turns over a new leaf, he will be the best a girl could have. (Or probably that's just what the books and movies want us to believe.) And I in turn, would go to the dark side for him. Well not psychotic dark side, but just be gaga over him.
Rule Archer is tattooed and pierced too much, that it would probably make any good girl go running the other direction. Also, girls come and go and never did Rule ever feel guilty about it. Shaw Landon is a pre-med student, with straight As. She volunteers and works, though her parents provide for her, but she is a modified version of a good girl, because if there's one thing she wants, it's Rule.
Rule: A Marked Men Novel, has angst, drama and enough goo-ey moments to make me smile while reading. However, it also did have a couple of typographical errors which are hard to miss. But once overlooked, Rule is an impressive new adult romance book that will sure put Jay Crownover's name to my "authors to read" list. However, I feel like I should mention that there were parts where my jaw hit the floor. How can a guy be pierced down there? I had to pause and be weirded out. Curiosity is getting the best of me, but I refuse to google it. I am too scared of what I might see. XD
"Someday I want to wake up and be normal. Just for a little while. Or forever.
Brewster "Bruiser" Rawlins in eighth grade was "Most Likely to Receive D...more"Someday I want to wake up and be normal. Just for a little while. Or forever.
Brewster "Bruiser" Rawlins in eighth grade was "Most Likely to Receive Death Penalty". He was described in the book as: large, but not fat, sloppy-not grundy. His clothes seem worn, but not stylishly so. They were actually worn, and the legs were short enough to prove they'd been around for at least two inches of growth. And although most boys look pretentious in a distressed leather bomber jacket, it seemed natural on him"; "Always a little too big to be picked on, a little too mad-creepy to be in anyone's clique. He was always just there, through elementary school and middle school lingering in the background. He's quiet and inscrutable.
And all for good reason.
Bruiser has a strange ability. He can steal anyone's pain, physically and emotionally. As long as he cares about someone, he can steal away any hurt. There's a catch though. He absorbs it all into himself. That's why he's distant. Imagine if he had plenty of true friends, their pain would literally be the death of him.
Tennyson and Bronte Sternberger are twins. Born from literary teachers, they are named after literary idols. Bronte initally takes interest in Bruiser, thinking he is a stray and someone has to take him in. Tennyson is acting like a brother should and keeps his eyes on Bruiser, to a point where he follows him home to give him fair warning. We are then introduced to Bruiser's little brother, Cody. Cody's pet bull, Tri-tip dies. Tennyson gets to know Bruiser as they bond over the discarding of Tri-tip's remains. Tennyson actually thinks Bronte is good for Bruiser.
Bruiser is slowly let into the family, but Tennyson's family is falling apart. Bronte also gets Bruiser to have plenty of friends, but Bruiser gets to care for all of them, absorbing all the tiny little pains for himself. But a little of everything is too much.
Neal Shusterman does not fail to deliver. This is my second book from him, first is Unwind, which I absolutely loved. Bruiser is told in four POVs. Bruiser's was my favorite. His POV is smart and in prose. It is wonderfully written and morally challenging. And it delivers. It shows how susceptible humans are to turning the other way and ignoring what we do not want to see. Bruiser is definitely one of my favorites for 2013.
And I leave you with this: "In horse raicng they put these slats on either side of the horse's head, blocking creature's peripheral vision. They are called blinders. They don't actually blind the horse, but they allow the horse to see only what's right in front of it; otherwise it might freak out and lose the race. People live with blinders too, but ours are invisible, and much more sophisticated. Most of the time, we don't even know they're there. Maybe we need them though, because if we took everything all at once, we'd lose our minds. Or worse, our souls. We'd see, we'd hear, we'd feel so deeply that we might never resurface. So we make decisions, never realizing we're only seeing one-tenthof the whole. Then we cling to our narrow conclusion like our life depends on it."(less)
I love that you don't look away and you stare unapolegetically, like you aren't ashamed that you can't stop watching me. It's all you want to do becau...moreI love that you don't look away and you stare unapolegetically, like you aren't ashamed that you can't stop watching me. It's all you want to do because you think I'm the most amazing thing you've ever laid eyes on. I love how much you love me. -Cinderella
Finding Cinderella all starts with our prince charming meeting Cinderella. It wasn't in a glorious palace, resembling Cinderella's tower in disneyland, nor was there fireworks in the background, or Tinkerbell whizzing around. Cinderella was crying in the maintenance room, not knowing that Prince Charming, AKA Daniel Wesley was sleeping on the floor, trying to get away from the fact that they didn't give him fitth period. Daniel comforts Cinderella and they end up kissing. Cinderella rushes off, but Daniel is left wanting, so he waits for weeks for Cinderella to come back.
She does come back. But it's for the last time. She's leaving, so Cinderella and Daniel pretend to be in love. They both never had fallen in love. But in the maintenance room, in the dark, they pretend they do and they fall for it. Feelings were genuine, but Cinderella has left, and their identities kept secret from one another.
A year later, Daniel meet's Six. He's instantly drawn to her. And she the same.
Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover is fast paced, well written and is a rollercoaster ride. One minute I was laughing and smiling, the next I am all sad and confused. But like after every rollercoaster I've been on, this one is surely exhilirating.(less)
just for now by abbi glines went on sale on the kindle store. I bought it however just figured out that this is book four of a series. I think it work...morejust for now by abbi glines went on sale on the kindle store. I bought it however just figured out that this is book four of a series. I think it works as a stand alone but there are plenty of characters which I would love to get to know better.
just for now is an enjoyable book. I will sure watch out for the others.(less)
So I was at a new year's eve party at Universal Studios Hollywood. Guess what I was doing?
I was blazing through the book while there was a live band...moreSo I was at a new year's eve party at Universal Studios Hollywood. Guess what I was doing?
I was blazing through the book while there was a live band and a DJ trying to entertain me.
The book was that good.
Echo Emerson was the most popular girl in second year. She was little miss perfect. She was an honor student, was really pretty and has the high school jock as a boyfriend. It wouldn't get better than that. But Echo disappeared before the end of the year and came back the next as a totally different person. Echo is an empty shell of the person she used to be.
Noah Hutchins is the bad boy of the school. Recognized stoner and goes through girls like they're underwear. For him, girls are just one night stands.
Echo is in need of money, to fix her deceased brother's Corvette. She thought of it as a way to keep a piece of her brother still alive. Her school psychiatrist offers her money by tutoring bad boy Noah Hutchins. The two connect and fall in love from there.
Don't be deceived by the characters. They're not the shallow kids we mostly see on TV. They have problems and they're trying to deal with it. (less)