(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)
You know, there are books that surprise you, there are books that are predictable, there are also books that make you smile like a silly person,...morewow...
You know, there are books that surprise you, there are books that are predictable, there are also books that make you smile like a silly person, there are also some others that shock you to your core... And then... There's Speechless.
I dove right into the book while not having read the whole book description-shock-and was pleased with what I encountered right after starting it.
This is a book like no other, you think you know, you think you've read this, you think these kinds of topics are too trivial now and have been used nonstop lately. But you're wrong, oh yeap. You're so very very wrong.
I loved Chelsea's character. I love how she bit by bit started to develop as a character, thanks to author H.Harrington but also, she grew as a person.
Not many books involving bullying told by the person who's always done it, know which pace to set in order for the book not to come as too fictional. So I permit myself to say that the author nailed it.
It's literally been a month and some days since I read this book, it was one of my last 2012 reads, and I've still got so many details engraved in my mind and in my heart.
Chelsea literally cannot, for the life of her, keep a secret... I think her record's like 20 min or something haha. And this time, that seemingly insignificant defect might prove itself not so insignificant.
When she found out just how many people she had hurt by never keeping silent, by never keeping her promises not to tell anyone, by her never-ending need to always have to prove herself worthy by always delivering the latest juiciest of gossips... Instead of feeling sorry for herself she stops and actually looks at herself and thinks...
Thinks and decides...
She makes the decision of her life...
So... So I won't get into anything more than...
She made me believe that everyone has good inside them, not matter how small... They have goodness and they could change if only they stopped for a bit and thought... Really thought.
But not many are as brave as Chelsea was and not all will be willing to leave their 'top' or 'exclusive' posts on whatever hierarchy they think they are...
As always, I forever believe that love is the strongest weapon of all... But silence might be a close second... There's strength and beauty to it...
I dare you to try it. Find the beauty of silence... It can make you think... It gives you time to form words in your mind, form feelings in your heart... Find the answers you are desperate for...
Because in the silence you can hear... You can hear at anyone but yourself and trust me when I say, you'll find the beauty in all the melodies that surround you and for once acknowledge that the world actually revolves around many more things than just you.
Thanks Hannah Harrington for delivering such an inspiring story in which I lost myself, in which you made me believe... A story about redemption and self-discovery. A story about strength and silence. A story about goodness winning over everything wrong and bad.
My weaknesses!! AHHH!! The cover is amazing and the tittle couldn't have been better. It fits perfectly!!!
Also, tell me when Chelsea lowers her guard because then... Sam will definitely be mine! He was AMAZING! The perfect balance for all the pain! I won't speak of the 'square root of awesome' because... NOPE!
I give this book, BookPics special rating, 10/5 which means; 10special-fotitos(special rating for over-the-top-I'll-never-get-over-this book) = I cried for things I didn't know possible I was capable of. ***
I love the way he says my name, like it’s something he wants to keep safe.
The truth is, the person I’ve been hating more than anyone is myself. It is so easy. So easy to look in the mirror at all my imperfections and think of all the ways I fall short of someone...
Keeping secrets isn't my specialty.
There are so many mores I wish I could share but then... I wouldn't leave you anything left of the book to read so... That'll be it.
-Thanks Maricar @Blackplume for the recommendation and Rachel @Fiktshun for hosting the giveaway in which I won this book!-(less)
If I could write pretty things... With pretty words... With pretty grammar... With pretty spelling... With pretty thoughts... With pretty smiles... Wi...moreIf I could write pretty things... With pretty words... With pretty grammar... With pretty spelling... With pretty thoughts... With pretty smiles... With pretty tears... With pretty sads... With pretty happys... With pretty everything... I would. For this book... For the autor of this book. For the characters in this book and for all the people who made it possible.
When I started this book I never thought I would like it as much as I did. I focused solely on the fact that a favorite author of mine recommended it and that wasit.
But now. My life has been, once again, been turned, moved, affected, changed, rocked, shaked by the power of words.
I cannot begin to thank author Tammara Webber enough for recommending thid book to me nor can I express to author Colleen Hoover for putting into words and paper -in my case, digitally- the complete piece of art that this book is, was and forever will be.
If I could write exactly and precisely the effect Lake, Julia, Will, Kel, Caulder, Eddie, Gaving and even Javi had in me... You wouldn't believe it.
There are so many aspects to the whole story that I could relate to, aspects to the characters... I wanted to be them but I didn't. I wanted to cheer for them but then I wanted to shake them. I wanted to cry with them and then I just wanted to cry for them. Do NOT WORRY I so did cry, I am still crying while I write this... I cannot put into words anything and that is the why of my review...
I have been rendered speechless and I couldn't be more happy.
Life is life, death is death, a day is just that, another day... But what happens in between those things is what makes every little thing count. Every single thing.
And when I grow old I hope to apply each and every littlr thing that a mother of a fictional character taught me by writing a letter to her fictional children.
And tomorrow, when I read this review and see that I have yet to mention the plot, the love story, thr sad part, the happy part and the slammed part of the book, I won't regret it.
Nope, I won't.
Because this review is the ballance of head and heart and whoever reads it needs to have an open mind, I mean as a certain Julia said once, if she or he doexn't, then how could them expect to let ANYTHING in?
I can only assure you that the Alba that started reading Slammed is definitelly NOT the sameAlba that finished it.
I give it BookPics special rating, 10/5
-didn't proofread or edit anything in this review so excuse any errors- Review based on galley sent from publisher/author via Netgalley
Ps. When I post this on my blog I willadd the little teasers I always write in between my reviews.
My reviews are never te best ones, nor are they the ones that are the most noticed, not even the ones that most people read or look forward to. BUT. They are mine. And my thoughts, and my feelings and what I experience throughout my reading the book I am reviewing.(less)
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)
Bwahahahaha If you don't read this book when it comes out... *______________* I might be forced to hunt you down... -_O
Goodreads shortie: Brianna has alwa...moreBwahahahaha If you don't read this book when it comes out... *______________* I might be forced to hunt you down... -_O
Goodreads shortie: Brianna has always felt invisible. People stare right past her, including the one boy she can't resist, Blake Williams. But everything changes at a house party where Brianna's charm bracelet slips off and time stands still. In that one frozen, silver moment, Blake not only sees her, he recognizes something deep inside her she's been hiding even from herself.
The characters-scenery: I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved each and every single character in this book. I've rummaged through all my mind and vocabulary and I've come up empty-handed. Whether I was reading a scene with Brianna or with Blake, with Austin or with Chelsea, with Joe or with Haley.
I am truly at a loss. ALL the characters made me feel, ALL characters inspired emotions.
Whether I was laughing or crying or cursing-yes, this book made me curse people T_T and I don't curse at all! I'm even surprised I knew how!-or smiling or melting or getting all hot and bothered or hating or... See?
Every single emotion known to man kind, I felt.
-I didn't need to see my soul to know the darkness inside.-
The Plot: I have this bad habit of almost never reading book descriptions. Seriously... I HAVE to get rid of it. But once I read the first word of the book? Didn't matter at all.
Author Talia Vance develops a plot that many have tried to write but very few manage to deliver.
It all revolves around, where do you come from, whom do you come from, or from WHAT do you come from?
When the things you rely on to keep your feet on the ground are pure school subjects, like math or science. When even after the impossible has happened you simply, DO.NOT.WANT.TO.BELIEVE. When being invisible is the only thing you have ever known. When being in the shadows of others is your safe place. When you've been kept secrets that even if they were told to you, you'd never listen or trust them. When you're bonded to the one person that holds the power to kill you????
-It's weird how danger feels so much like safety.-
There's magic beyond the science, even in the simplest of things. Once you open your eyes to the truth there is no going back. Becoming visible is the most dangerous thing that could happen to you. Silver light flashes through the shadows that once enveloped you... Now there's light, there's knowledge. There's truth. And... there's love.
Trust me when I tell you, this book is like nothing you have ever read before.
And the author's writing? Exquisite! I wanted to eat all her words and be able to deliver them, with the same cadence with which she wrote them, on a daily basis.
-"God, warlock, angel, demon. Would not a rose by any other name smell as sweet?"-
Oh My Cloud! My Poor Feelings: I felt like dying when I read the last words. I didn't want to let go, I don't think I have let the story go from my mind to this day.
The beginning of the book was the THING for me, the part that got me and didn't let go. I cried, I related, I cried again. My emotions were raw and splayed all over my tear-streaked face when people came in the room at home. I didn't care. I just wanted to go back to reading this... this... I don't even know what to call this book. I want to wrap it tight, swallow it whole and let it fill every part of my body and mind. I'm traumatized, I'm marked for life. And I'm definitely ruined for all men out here in the real world.
How did she manage to make the one guy I distrusted and hated and whose intentions were the most awful ones, be the one I ended up in love with and who I rooted to live for till the very end of the book, is simply BEYOND ME!
I wanted to hate Austin, wanted to love Blake... Wanted to love Austin and wanted to hate Blake. I completely despised the poor excuses of friends that Brianna had. I wanted to kiss Joe. I wanted to have magic and sneak up on all the people that wanted to harm Brianna.
Not that I would have been of much help, seeing as Brianna was a strong character throughout the whole story.
I don't think I have ever wanted to be just a regular invisible girl as much as I did when I discovered what a Bandia was.
I don't think I'll ever look at silver color the same way EVER again in my life, and while we're at it, let's say I more than want a horse, a bracelet and... that loose drape garments have never held any appeal to me... until...
And, please let's just NOT start talking accents... Okay?
-We are a match made in hell.-
Let's finish with, My Weaknesses:
Both were on this book. First, the tittle! Guys, if the word tittle Silver, isn't any indication of what this book is about, I seriously don't know what is. The tittle is the center stage of the book, is the book reduced to one word, though I might use some other more... explicit one. I mean it. The tittle is SIMPLY PERFECT. Second, the cover! The cliffs, her gown, her hair, her pose, the colors. Dark blue, shadows, and silver light right at the edge... FAR, FAR ahead... but there... I have a serious case of cover love, tittle love, author love, character~Blake cough Austin cough Joe cough Matt cough~love.
-My weakness is not the killer inside me at all. It's the girl.-
Talia Vance. I love you. I love your writing. I love everything about this book. I'm sorry I stalk you so much, but I'm not sorry I will continue the stalking. Wherever you are, know that in me, you have a complete and devoted reader.
After reading this, there is NO book by Talia Vance that will go unread by my eyes.
-Darkness and light together. Souls fused and melded. Forever bound.-
A thrilling story about a girl that was invisible, about silver light that holds power, about mysterious and dark intentions, and about beauty and appeal being the most awful curse of all.
I Give This Book 10/5 special rating.
Review based on a galley, early copy, ARC. Provided by the publisher via Netgalley.(less)
I don't know why I couldn't get into this book...maybe because I've read too many dystopian books lately? Felt it was too much like the others...meani...moreI don't know why I couldn't get into this book...maybe because I've read too many dystopian books lately? Felt it was too much like the others...meaning the 'controlling us' thing... I had hoped for a more original take, but who knows, it might just be my mood.
Maybe I'll just try to get the final copy after the release...(less)