~"I don't think Miss Lynn'll let you be sick again. She hates you," she said. "I know" "No, she, like, REALLY hates you." "No, I, like, really know. Trus...more~"I don't think Miss Lynn'll let you be sick again. She hates you," she said. "I know" "No, she, like, REALLY hates you." "No, I, like, really know. Trust me."~
Oh BLEEP! What an amazing beginning to a really bleeping awesome book! The very first chapter drew me completely in. With amazing Evie and her supper dupper of a boyfriend(want to know who he is? read the books guys!)
-CHARACTERS AND BOOK The characters again delivered. The really cuteness and strong character of Evie, even though real, was a bit shadowed by her constant change of moods, she was never entirely happy nor sad, let alone angry...she was always a ball of constant changing feelings. Lend~swoons~ yu have no idea how much I love Lend, his character did buy me as much in this book as it did on Paranormalcy. He was completely everything I asked for and much, muc more. The bad news though, are tht he doesn't take much of the stage in the story/plot of this book. I felt he was always on the sidelines wich really didn't do it for me.
Old and new characters, Viv, Raquel, Daniel, Fehl, Reth(dreamy sighOMG!) oh dear Reth you are one hell of a faery/ex. Wouldn't change that character for anything, and of course you have brandly new Jack whose dimples are sure to buy you since the start. His perky personality plus shirtless-ness(at a certain moment) gave the book a really refreshing feeling.
FEELINGS- I agree, Kiersten delivers another great book, wich, even though I liked, didn't obssess over as I did with the first book. After Evie gets that she 'thought' she wanted...she starts missing bits and pieces of the place she once called home. Now with high school, boyfriend away on college, a regular~diner~job, and the most important of them all A LOCKER OF HER OWN COMPLETE WITH COMBINATION AND ALL! she starts to miss the paranormal that once was a daily part of her life. Don't get me wrong there are enough paranormals in her life right now...but she isn't out there as she used to be...fighting and defending...instead lovely Taser is safely stuffed somewhere not being used and pink in all her glory! But really? even though I laughed almost all the time with the book...you get to see a part of Evie that we might see within ourselves when we 'think' we have or are where we always wanted to...that wich we thought would make our lifes complete...just for the late realization that we were right and good just where we were. She's feeling lonely...more than normal...and not her fashionista of a vampire roommate nor her awasomeness of a ~yum...aww~ boyfriend seem to be able to help her. Lies, insecurities, betrayals, Reth, elemental paranormals, love, home, school, Georgetown, smiles, tears, emptiness, and more is what you'll be getting when reading this book. For you to be happy...be yourself, avoid lying as much as possible, and don't trust just any pretty/crazy face that steps out of the wall from an invisible door.
(oh, and again awesome names! from Lend~I love it~ to Melinthros and Neamh ooooh! just wait and read!)
And because I couldn't help myself! this book was full of soo many good quotes you can't even imagine!
~With a heavy sigh I sat down next to him, wrapping my arms around my knees in a pathetic attempt to ward off the chill. It felt like the blisters on my feet had coupled off and started forming little blister families. Tonight sucked.~
Rachel! I can't ever thank you enough for this book! You are a completely beautiful person and I'll be forever in debt with you T-T
-With the infinite patience of one who has learned to live broken, he awaited her return.-
Laini Taylor! What an amazing talent and gift you have.
Chara...more-With the infinite patience of one who has learned to live broken, he awaited her return.-
Laini Taylor! What an amazing talent and gift you have.
Characters- Karou is a character I'll be forever grateful I met. She's incredibly awesome with her strong persona and the blue hair which, in my opinion, is the coolest thing EVER. Akiva, where do I even start? I don't know how or when I just know that my heart goes to him. He made the word ANGEL take on a whole new meaning and made me want to fly. Every single character, I assure you, You'll love! The whole book wouldn't be this awesome and one of the best I've read this year, and simply PERFECT if it wasn't full of ugly beasts. strange angels, and a whole lot of wishes.
Plot- I won't say a single thing about the plot. You know me it's all about the teasing and well...you knowing how the book made me feel. And yes it's set on...Prague :D you'll love it! It's beautiful and full of color and light and darkness :D
-The sun climbed above the hills and she watched as its glow herded night into the shadows where it gathered, all the darker for its density--all of night crowded into the slanting places beyond the reach of dawn.-
My poor thoughts and feelings- I was all over the book, all over the characters, all over the place and died at the end. Yeap that sums up well enough just how this book rocked and kept on rocking my world even after days of finishing it! First of all, the names! I loved each and every single name that author Laini Taylor used in the book. The setting was getting even more and more lovelier by the minute. I will NEVER EVER take a wish for granted EVER again, teeth O_O I worship my teeth every single day now! will never think of the law of gravity lightly EVER. Will never see darkness as something you cannot see but something you can obviously see...even more than light. War is awful, it got me thinking and to relate it to the actual days of ours, where everyone and everything tries to be solved by war. What's wrong with the other options? Talking? Taking it easy? Counting to 10 or even 1000?
-..."It's not peace. Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony."-
It also got me thinking...never to judge a person by looks only, even the ugliest of creatures to me is the most beautiful for another. The book is just THAT amazing taking you from one thought and scene to another character and a classroom; Looks deceive, wishes are lethal, flying is a given, hand prints are dreaded, and of course what would a book be without me CRYING OVER IT? When the person you love the most is the enemy of your kind, has blood on his/her hands, sees war as his/her only purpose in life, kills for a living while devoting him/herself solely to you, has the most smooth tender hands, lips, and eyes you've ever laid your eyes on, and loves you so completely that is willing to give you up just for your own peace of mind and safety even if it kills him/her... Then you've got yourself just a tiny sneak peek at what you're getting yourself into when picking up and reading this book. Fights, love, memories, blue, wishes, wings, angels, and...other not so angels, 2 moons, awesome chapter tittles, chimaeras, a KILLER ending and way more...Daughter of Smoke & Bone is just that...a girl that is who she is because of the smoke and bones that surround her.
-HUGE AND SPECIAL THANKS TO: Elena from A World of Words who was awesome enough to receive the US version of the book in her house and then send it to me. And Nat T-T who sent me a UK-PB-ARC of it T-T girls thank you both so very much, the review wouldn't even exist if it weren't for you two! Now I won both covers ~cries~. -
I think this book is the only book published this year that has completely blown my mind.
I can't even form into words what this book made me feel, do,...moreI think this book is the only book published this year that has completely blown my mind.
I can't even form into words what this book made me feel, do, tear up about, scream for... Seriously.
I've tried for a month or so, to sit down and simply go ahead and write my review.
And even now, there still aren't enough words. I said so to the author on twitter, I was left an awful mess on the floor. And I really am hoping for a third book because, after how things ended in this one... There is absolutely NO possibility of me living a normal life if I don't know what happens next.
I can't even come up with all the passages of the book I loved because that'll entail writing the whole thing down over here and as you may know, that's illegal.
I'm Team Allie!!! I fell in love all over again, that's for sure. I'm 100% sure I fell in love while at the same time feeling completely creeped out. I loved Zeke even more than I did in the first book. I came to like a character I NEVER in a million lifetimes would have imagined I'd like... But if I tell you the name of said character... I'd kind of be spoiling you the surprise so... Suffice it to say... I was shocked.
And of COURSE... Kanin, the love of my life. I missed him dearly dearly... And now... I don't! Because this book is full of all-things-Kanin and I have none other than the amazing Julie Kagawa to thank for that.
I can't write this without acknowledging that, Sarren, for all intents and purposes... Raised the hairs on the back of my neck EVERY single time he showed up.
But whatever you think this book has, contains, will make you feel. It is THAT but so much more. So very much more.
A book that'll keep you on the edge of your sit since the very beginning, that'll raise goosebumps, and make you cry with all your might. I already miss all the characters.
Thank you Julie Kagawa for writing in such an exquisite way that depicted excellently the terrible and horrible of this world you have created.
I give this book, BookPics special rating.
-review based on galley provided by the publisher via Netgalley-
I'm sorry I wasn't very creative in writing my review. But I mean it when I say, speechless is an understatement of how I felt after I read this masterpiece of a book.(less)
I can't believe how many surprises I've had these last few months when books are concerned. I'm always wary of ac...moreReview on BookPics as well My Thoughts?
I can't believe how many surprises I've had these last few months when books are concerned. I'm always wary of accepting books for review from authors whose work I haven't previously read. But that's the point right? Discovering new books to read and awesome authors to love.
And boy, did The Holders live up to what I expected from it. I only read half of the book description before I said YES! To reading it.
Becca was an amazing character! One that definitely sticks in your mind long after you've finished reading the book.
-"Who told you was a big deal?" "No one told me it is, but they keep telling me it isn't, and when something really isn't a big deal, no one ever says it isn't, they just don't say anything. People only say things aren't a big deal when they really are."-
This book touches so many topics in such a short time it's amazing! The plot kind of changes from one point to the other but it doesn't affect the story as a whole at all. From family issues, feeling protective of younger siblings, not having a father figure growing up, believing one beloved one has mental issues, to deciding what college or university to attend, what career path to take, ALL THE WHILE knowing deep down that you're definitely special, definitely NOT normal, and maybe even… Not even human?! GASP.
But I loved it! I loved the writing pace, the SETTING! I loved loved the setting! I've always been a UK fan but whenever I'm transported to any of those countries while reading a book is… Is indescribable.
Becca will do anything, ANYTHING to protect her little brother Ryland, doesn't matter to what extents she'll have to go to do so. She's the strong one in the family, she's always been… But. Wait. Will she be able to maintain that so far away from home? Will she be able to keep her heart hidden and away from ever falling in love? Alex is just -swoons- And maybe he's not even as old as one would think.
-I wanted him to want to let me in, not be unable to keep me out.-
The Holders is a really great story about love, family, friends, self-discover, and power. Tons and tons of power. With bits of laughs here and some tears there.
Kissing is just an added bonus.
As for my weaknesses? The book cover? While it is definitely part of the story and has a huge huge role in it I have to admit, I'm not such a big fan of it. I know it's bad but if I had seen the book on a shelf on my local bookstore I would have most likely skipped it… But yes, it IS in the book as much as it is on it. And the tittle? It's perfect hehe, that's exactly what this is about.
I give this book,
5 fotitos = ~Sobs hard~Too good to be true! (less)
wow... I'll have to think hard to come up with this review....
Guys! Where to start!
I have to say though, as some kind of side note, that I'm so glad th...morewow... I'll have to think hard to come up with this review....
Guys! Where to start!
I have to say though, as some kind of side note, that I'm so glad this is a companion as opposed to being a sequel. Meaning, you can actually read it without having read the first book... Because, I couldn't read the first one... As in, I couldn't get into it...
BUT THIS BOOK?? This book was a whole other story, Yes, Naomi was so self-conscious all the time, always second guessing herself, always doubting, always trying to stay away from everyone around her. I mean, who wouldn't? After surviving almost a year as a 'prisoner' if you may... These people kidnap her and all of a sudden she cares for them? So I guess it would be hard on her to learn how long they'll be spending in jail for what they did, because NAOMI, WHAT THEY DID WAS WRONG!
The setting was believable and well described and written...
Whereas the characters... Trust me, they were amazingly written and you could almost always picture them perfectly... But sometimes their personalities kind of brought me down... Specially Naomi's... Okay, being true to myself... ONLY Naomi's...
Do NOT get me wrong... This book surprised me... REALLY surprised me... Because I've never felt this strong for a character... Sure I've related to almost all the characters from the books I read and I live all their stories while reading them... I suffer with them, I root for/with them, I cry with them... I mean... I'm just like that with books... But in this case... With Naomi and how the author wrote her? I wasn't living her story I DIDN'T want to... I was like this third party goer (a happy third wheel) watching from a distance and trying to comprehend everything she was going through...
It was an amazing experience if I do say so myself. I think this has never happened to me before, I always get completely immersed in the stories I read... But in this case I think I was more like invested... I wanted to find a way to help Naomi grow up, I wanted for her to think for herself for just a second... I wanted to be her friend instead of her... Because wow...
I never would have let her believe that she HAD to do for Jesse what she did... Argh... This is frustrating... trying to explain this to you...
Just know though... I loved Naomi as much as I hated her... And I'm pretty sure I can count on one hand how many books have made me feel that towards a female main character that has been through a traumatic experience.
Yes, I was invested in the story. Yes, I loved loved the writing. I love how sometimes the story pace was slow while others were fast. Yes, I fell in love with Finn and THAT is a character I would very much like for myself. Yes, I hated all the parts with the boy Naomi thinks she is in love with. Yes, I almost broke my tablet because I couldn't stand most of the decisions that were made. Yes, I cried. Yes, I identified somewhat with Naomi's personality...
If you're into books involving; Characters with an awful, as in, kidnappedforayear kind of thing, and them overcoming all that... And if you, Love LOVE that is LITERALLY blind. Like Italy. Love cakes. And believe that... You cannot erase your past... But you can very much start scribbling and living and making up your future? Give this a try... You might be surprised just as I was...
As for my weaknesses? Only one... The book tittle was in the book as well so ;) That is worth one star ;) Adding it up------->
I give this book
3fotitos = Might've made me cry.
Now you might be wondering, if it DID make me cry... Why didn't I give it my awesome over the top rating??? It was mainly Naomi's personality... It was infuriating while also being real... Sweet while being pathetic... Innocent while being guilty... As you can see... My thoughts are all over the place and I had such a hard time writing this review and choosing the rating... In the end this was the best I could now... Now if you let me... I have a date with Finn, some iced tea, and a certain awesome almond cake :D Enjoy!(less)
[Some content might be better for 16+ audiences only.] This is the first book in the series... When I started it I wasn't 100% sure in what the whole s...more[Some content might be better for 16+ audiences only.] This is the first book in the series... When I started it I wasn't 100% sure in what the whole story was going to be based. I knew there'd be a sad past, a dark present, and a bright future... So, I got that. It was absolutely a quick and fun read. I loved the male main character, I loved Molly's truthfulness to herself :D How she wasn't scared, at least not TOO much, of trying something new. Of throwing it all away just like that and try a clean start in somewhere old but at the same time new. And what better way to do that than at her hometown? Clayton Falls...
Can I just please say I how LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that the series is called after the town the book is set in?
Even though I was left wanting more, more development of the characters, more story to tell... More details more insight... IDK... I really was thirsty for this story and it kind of left me waiting for that big BOOM!! I was desperate for. The writing was simple, easy to follow, and clean. The settings were so real I didn't have any problem picturing them... And the plot while easy and predictable was still enjoyable.
Let us have a moment of appreciation for Molly's BFF!! Also... BECCA and GAVIN were my FAVORITE characters even if Becca wasn't a starring character... Trust me when I say... You'll be left BEGGING for the second book... I am so freaking happy I got to read and review both... So without further ado I leave you with the rating of this book so I can continue my rambling afterwards on my review of Veer ;)(less)
Once again I've been wow'ed by a book I had good hopes for but never thought to like as much as I did.
From page one I was immediately draw...moreMy Thoughts?
Once again I've been wow'ed by a book I had good hopes for but never thought to like as much as I did.
From page one I was immediately drawn to the main character, Kate. I instantly wanted to get to know her. And her story. I wanted to know just what exactly was this 'gift' of hers... And how she came to it, how she dealt with it... Not only was I drawn to the main character but all the others as well. Plus, Jared... What IS IT about men named Jared? First of all, AMAZING name choice, then of course... He HAD to be hot, hot, with ethics, and well... Hot.
Seriously though. Kate, as the author wrote her, is incredibly likable, so easygoing but also with her feet on the ground and sentimental. I couldn't help but laugh almost every single time she spoke on the first half of the book... Jared SO helped with that. She has a good heart, she is terrified... While Jared is anything but.
-"... My visions are usually horrible, I only wanted to share with you that you gave me one of the best ones I ever had."
Jared took my breath away... Lately it's becoming REALLY really hard to find love interests [specially men/boys] in books that aren't snarky or the "Bad Guy" or dark or brooding -though I'm ALL for them- it was really refreshing to actually fall for a normal nice guy that had the looks going for him. Also, the fact that he is incredibly stubborn when it comes to helping others didn't hurt at all.
Kate's mom, Darlene, takes on a really huge roll on the story, that while secondary still so very very important and I loved the fact that her character developed throughout the story just as all the others did.
I'm actually quite surprised at all the feelings that Jared's girlfriend inspired in me... O_O I'm known for loving almost all the characters in a book I enjoy... Even the bad ones since... well, they play their part well... But there was something about this girl... Made me want to... Nope... Not going there.
-"Your girlfriend--she's beautiful. What's she doing slumming with you?"-
I enjoyed the multiple point of views that the author went for with her story, though at the beginning I was a bit wary... That melted away when I saw how easy it was for me to keep up thanks to the author's writing talent :D I'm not a huge fan of multiple POVs but boy... Was I excited for this one.
Sadly, my weaknesses kind of weren't found, at least not by me. I'm not such a huge fan of the cover nor do I know how it relates to the whole story... If I were to find this book in the shelves of a bookstore I would immediately think "Middle grade"or "Kids reads" not "New Adult" nope, definitely NOT that. And while the tittle does give a hint at a paranormal element it wasn't in the book at all... Second sight or other terms were used but never 'first'.
And the paranormal/fantasy, whatever call it whatever you want, element blended amazing! It gave exactly the spice that this story needed.
A girl with a second sight, a missing girl, a hot cop/detective/crush, a crumbling mind, a lonely past, an even lonelier present, and an impossible love. Dark, light, thrilling, exciting, funny, sarcastic, and oh so very very fresh.
-"Are you paying? Because this affects what I'll be ordering."-
I completely recommend it if you have a few hours to spare, it's a quick read, trust me.
I give this book
4fotitos = Genious crying.
(Review based on a copy provided by the author in exchange of my honest review.)(less)
(my first reaction after finishing the book: I loved tis book! It was right thee beside Beth's perfect book!! Review coming soon and... West... I simplu...more(my first reaction after finishing the book: I loved tis book! It was right thee beside Beth's perfect book!! Review coming soon and... West... I simplu cannot wait for your book to come out, the 2 chapters of your bool have me hyperventilating.)
First of all, my weaknesses? Both were KIND of present in this book. One more than the other. The book tittle? It wasn't as if it was literally inside the book but it represents exactly what the whole book is about, the theme and most of the settings so I'll go with a big round 100% in love with the book tittle. The book cover? It somehow is a sort of scene in the book but at the same time it isn't... But I do love how it portrays the whole story in one sole picture so I'm going with heck yeah! Both my weaknesses!! I love love love the book cover AND the tittle plus, please take a second or a day whichever suits you best, to admire the male model on the cover *O*
Rachel, oh dear dear Rachel, where to begin? Do I tell people how incredible my instant connection with you was or just how amazing the story was in general?
If you ever read my review for Dare You To you'd remember that I wasn't a fan of the first book but that Dare You To simply blew my mind away so I wasn't afraid to continue reading this series and was more than looking forward to reading this book. I had all this huge and amazing expectations for it, I wanted it to be better than the last just as what happened when I read book #2.
I really and thoroughly enjoyed this book, seriously, I did. The plot, the setting everything was believable, the writing wasn't rushed as is the trouble nowadays with a lot of books. Nope sir, author Katie McGarry knew just which buttons to push in order to keep me glued to each word, each paragraph, each page and even before finishing a chapter I was left wanting more of a certain scene, a certain dialogue. Because people! The dialogue :D I've never been one to look or review the writing style or techniques that must go on with certain books that much but I couldn't help myself with this book.
What I'm about to do isa wrong. So wrong. The exact opposite of everything my parents expect from me, and for that reason alone it feels right...
And then of course after Rachel, amazing, sweet, stubborn, fragile but determined Rachel... Came one of my favorite characters ever to be written... Isaiah... I loved him in Pushing The Limits, he was the only one I really really cared for... Then on Dare You To my heart broke for him but at the same time I knew something better was on his way and BOY!! BOY!!
Isaiah... Thanks so much for being the character, the man that you are!! He's everything that I've always wanted a male book character to be and has certainly ruined me for all real men on earth. Tattooed, strong, a little frail right in the center and well... Seriously, I couldn't love him more even if I wanted to.
All in all, I loved how the story progressed from bad to worse and then BOOM...
And even though I loved every single part of it, every twist the author decided to add to the story and even though the whole time I was reading I could completely lose myself inside the head of whoever I was reading about... Even after all these good things I was still left wanting more and not the good way Icantgetenoughofthisbook kind of feeling but more of the one that the book was just that, GOOD but not mind-blowing, not a life changer kind of book, it was another good story a story that a lot of people might like but that for me just didn't reach that point that I wanted to reach, which was myself left completely devastated because the book ended and begging for more of the story.
"Life isn't made-fortelevision movies or books with happy-ever-afters. Sometimes the choices we're presented with are bad or worse."
I was just happy with how it ended and that's it.
Well, at least THAT's what I thought right up until the last few pages... I CANNOT believe the author DID that to me!! I mean, seriously... I was a wreck, I was panting, I was sobbing uncontrollably and refused to even turn one more page of my galley... I was terrified terrified of everything that might or mightn't... I feared for everyone and everything and I was simply... WOW
I was left dumbfounded... I couldn't believe that almost at the very ending, right when I thought that the story had been just okay, just another good but kind of forgettable story... O_O here comes the author and word-slapped me on the face... Right there... where it hurt the most.
I loved it!! loved loved loved it!! That thing *_* and then the wait... and then the not mentioning her name until then :( It was torture and I loved every second of it.
Thanks so much to author Katie McGarry for writing about anything and everything and not being afraid of it ;)
If you're looking for an adrenaline rush kind of love story, with a girl that exists only to replace the void that another girl left behind and with a guy that doesn't want all the bad and sad things that have happened in his life to define him... Or if you're in the mood to read about cars and races and love and kisses and Noah and Beth and danger and money... Then you're in for a true story that'll leave you breathless and rooting for the tattooed guy.(less)
oh my god... This book... I need a minute or a decade to write a goo enough review for this book...
thank you for this book... Thank you
There is just so m...moreoh my god... This book... I need a minute or a decade to write a goo enough review for this book...
thank you for this book... Thank you
There is just so much a heart can take, a girl can fight, a smile can falter. There is just so much that a boy can hurt, a glare can cower, a word can break.
An extremely beautifully crafted novel, a talented author, and a heart-wrenching story. I loved every single word in it!
Gracie, oh Gracie, how I suffered for and with you. How I hated and loved you, how I sometimes wanted to hug you while others I just really wanted to shake you. Gracie's character can't even be called a character. I thought of her as a person, as a living person, one who was close to me throughout the whole read of the book. I thought of her as a friend that needed me and yet didn't have me because as much as I wanted to get inside the story, inside the book, inside of all the character's lives... I couldn't.
- ...the love and affection I craved from Noah was being dangled in front of me. It gave me hope that the Noah I fell in love with was clawing to get out. I couldn't give up on him now. -
Gracie's sweet, innocent, funny, smiley, if a bit shy. But she's a good girl, not boring, not anything that would scream at you "get away I'm a loner" nope. Though she tended to be a bit naive, I could have not liked her more. She's an incredible person with a huge heart and even a bigger mind. The one tiny little problem?
She loves the person that doesn't want or maybe doesn't let other people love him.
Though, Noah DOES love her, in his terms and his way but from what I could read and gather he did love her and maybe still does...
But I think he didn't know how to love her afterwards... When life happened, when school happened, when the distance happened, when one thing and the other came and Gracie's place in Noah's life started to drop in ranking... He didn't know how to lover her and he knew even less how to let her go.
And that's when everything fell apart and the story really begins...
And you know where does that happen???
In the VERY BEGINNING OF THE BOOK!
- "... I don't deserve you. I guess in a twisted sort of way, I push you away to save you." -
We get flashes of the past in between what happens in the present and there... Among those... We meet Jake, whom I loved from the start.
Jake who so carefully and lovingly picked up the pieces when Noah went too far; Jake, who could with just one touch calm Gracie's thoughts, breath and heartbeat; Jake, who with every single word started teaching Gracie her value. Jake, who was simply perfect.
I didn't know, I didn't understand why some girls stay in decaying and self-destructive, abusive relationships. But after reading this, I got a glimpse inside a head of one.
Sometimes we don't know we're near the waves, sometimes we don't know we've taken that step closer to them, sometimes we don't see that half our bodies have already been submerged in the water... Sometimes it takes trying to take a breath to see that we're in too deep.
-My body landed softly, somewhere. I was finally in so deep that I reached the bottom. There's no air on the bottom. People suffer here.-
There's hope, there's love and there's trust for all of you who've been there or are still there. Inside, drowning, trying to scream for help...
Some will try to reason that they're fine, that the water burns their lungs but not too much and maybe it'll come a time when it'll be too late for them... But for now. For now you can all be saved.
You have so much value, you are worth so much more.
Love is happiness, sacrifice, trust, smiles, laughter, happy tears, fighting together to destroy that which tears you apart.
Michelle Kemper's writing was astounding and fresh. Her book was all her, her voice was loud and clear and her description of every little thing perfect.
I couldn't have asked for a better debut novel.
Everyone should watch out for this author who'll have you with a broken heart in a minute and a mended and glowing heart the next.
- When I looked in the mirror, I no longer saw the girl I used to be. I let [...] pull me this way and that way, then finally let him pull me apart, and he left behind only a fraction of who I once was. -
We're worth infinite happiness. All of us. Never settle :)
My weaknesses? BOTH were put right there on display. The cover is absolutely gorgeous and goes perfectly well with the story and the tittle? Insane and right to the heart of the book. It was IN it as much as it was ON it.
A heartbreaking-eye opener debut novel that grabs your heart and mind since the very first page without you noticing until you're in too deep to let go. Raw, happy, gritty, sad, and oh so very real. Michelle Kemper is one author to watch out for.
Recommended to fans of Michelle D. Argyle (The Breakaway) & Jamie McGuire (Beautiful Disaster) ^_^
"Two people walking in the same direction."
I give this book, 5/5 if it were a YA book it'd have the 10/5 rating. Trust me. BookPics special rating(less)
Rook, the main character, has been through so much and has seen so much and suffered so much more than...moreTragic starts right off being just that, tragic.
Rook, the main character, has been through so much and has seen so much and suffered so much more than a normal 19 year-old should have but that hasn't stopped her. Though it did once upon a time, she woke up, picked herself up, and mended what little pieces of her heart she could and moved on.
That meant, escaping. From it all or from just one man? You'll know from reading but what she finds herself into after that? That's when the story really starts...
- "Ronin Flynn, you might undo me." "I'm already undone, Gidge. I'm just hoping you'll stick around long enough to put me back together." -
Fate had it that she auditioned for a very talented and successful photographer. Which kind of photographer? -smiles knowingly- You'll get to know that too if you take a chance at reading this awfully awesome book ;)
I liked and sympathized with Rook, she makes you re-evaluate things, think things through and make you root for her all while also making you gasp and gape at all the things she has signed up for when she signs a contract with that successful photographer I mentioned earlier.
Then comes the model... The MALE model. The one that had me drooling a bit here and there and swooning and giggling in between. This guy you girls, this guy is... H.O.T. I don't know any other way to describe him, physically. But, emotionally? He's complex. He's real, at least he felt real to me. And his past is not happy story either.
- Maybe someday I'll have it in me to fight back like that if it ever happens again, but right now I'm fragile. But I'll take fragile. It's a hell of a lot better than broken. -
I loved everything from all the characters involved, it showed great great character development and thanks to the author's writing the story flows perfectly and I found myself glued to my kindle app for far longer than I had planned for... I mean, how can I not love Ronin's sis? Or the shampoo job she gives Rook? hehehe
One doesn't just pick this book up and takes a break, one picks this book up and finish it in one sitting. That's how good and fast-paced it is and how captivated I was by it all.
The only thing I got a bit of a problem with, is the fact that even though it definitely has a teen in it the book and content itself felt more directed to a mature audience? Not how New Adults are directed at mature audiences but how adult books are directed, well, at adults you know? Specially when we get to the photo scenes... But who am I to judge when it comes to assigning genres? That's just how I felt throughout the read. Though this book, I'd definitely recommend for readers up over 18 instead of the usual ages I recommend the NA ones to.
- "You OK?" "Mmmmhmmmm," is all I can manage, because a chill rockets down my spin and my head involuntarily tips back and gives him permission to [...] He pulls back for a moment, just long enough to say, "Touch me, Rook," and then his mouth is back... -
With steamy photo shoots, bikers, models, heartbreak, lies, doubts, harsh past and even harsher presents. This novel delves into the dark side of a girl who was broken before but found the strength to put herself back together, another girl who had to grow up too soon but found the love of her life in a crazy french photographer and a boy who isn't a bad boy while also not being a good boy.
If there's another book on the way, I cannot wait for it!!!!!!
A Fun and quick read ;)
Oh, I almost forgot? My weaknesses? Both were portrayed in the book. Book tittle? IN the book, definitely definitely IN it as much as it was on it. The whole photo thing revolves around it. Book Cover? IN THE BOOK AS WELL!!! So watch out for it... Trust me on this one.