Such a moving and heart-wrenching story. The basic storyline of this novel is about cancer. Hazel Grace has terminal cancer of the lungs and Augustus...moreSuch a moving and heart-wrenching story. The basic storyline of this novel is about cancer. Hazel Grace has terminal cancer of the lungs and Augustus Waters has osteosarcoma (cancer of the bones). The Fault in our Stars follows their romance story from when they meet at Support Group to the end of the novel. The novel has such a heart-breaking ending which made me cry.
As you could guess what was going to happen at the end of the novel it was still sad and upsetting to read. The novel was well-written and contained lots of description. You were pulled into the novel so the reader could imagine what was happening throughout the entire novel. As the book was well written all the characters were really likeable so you could really relate to them.
Augustus was a really likeable character and my favourite in the novel. He would have done anything for Hazel as he loved her so much. Hazel was a great female lead as she just wanted to be loved and do the things that other children could do. However, because of her cancer she couldn't be like other children as she had to be hooked up to an oxygen tank every day. Isaac was a good character too, but it was really sad when he went blind. The three of those characters together was god as they were best friends and really cared about each other. Hazel fell in love with Augustus in the end because of the person he was, not because of his cancer.
This is one of my favourite novels because it is such a moving story. The characters are very relatable and it is a topic that can happen to any person in the world. However, this is the first novel I have read by John Green. Hopefully, I will read some more of his novels in the near future. This is a novel I think everyone should read soon. They will love it and cry their eyes out at the end of the novel. I gave this novel 5/5 stars. Get reading this novel book lovers. (less)
This was a brilliant trilogy of novels. The whole series contains lots of action, fights, deaths and even a bit of love. I cannot choose one book as m...moreThis was a brilliant trilogy of novels. The whole series contains lots of action, fights, deaths and even a bit of love. I cannot choose one book as my favourite as I loved the whole series. So for me there is no stand out book as they are all as good as each other.
The Hunger Games sets off the series well. To explain what The Hunger Games are is a tournament where the tributes (2 from each district 1-12) fight to the death and only 1 person comes out alive. As you can imagine tributes die in lots of horrific and disturbing ways throughout the games. However, as you know 2 tributes come out of the Hunger Games.
Catching Fire continues the story really well and starts Katniss's journey as the Mockingjay. The Mockingjay is a symbol for the rebels (the people who turn against the Capitol), for example it is their symbol of hope and freedom. This novel contains another Hunger Games called The Quarter Quell (75th Hunger Games) where previous tribute winners are chosen to go into the arena. So as District 12 has only had 3 tribute winners Katniss and Peeta have to go back into the arena to fight to survive.
Mockingjay is the last novel and the action continues once again. This novel contains loads of deaths, but no Hunger Games event this time. This time Katniss is fighting to get to the Capitol so she can set everyone from each of the districts free. However, as missions always go there are lots of deaths along the way and some deaths you will not predict. The deaths in this novel are really upsetting at some points. In my opinion the series has a really sad ending which involves the 3 main characters Katniss, Gale and Peeta.
Throughout this series I have different favourite characters. Of course I love Katniss as she is a strong female lead who just wants freedom for the people of Panem. In the Hunger Games I really liked Rue's character. She was a loveable 12 year old girl and it was really sad when she was killed in the games. From Catching Fire & Mockingjay I really liked Finnick. At first you thought he was going to be a brute liked Cato, but he was nothing like that as he protected Katniss & Peeta in the Quarter Quell. He also sacrificed himself so Katniss could get away in Mockingjay. Throughout the series I also really liked Gale. He would do anything for Katniss cos he loved her. He was brave and selfless and only wanted Katniss to survive as she was his best friend & the love of his life. However, you will have to read the books to find out if they end up together.
Overall, this was a fantastic series of novels and definitely one of my favourite series of novels along with Twilight. For each book I gave them 5/5 stars. So the overall rating for this series is 15/15 stars. A definite must read for any book lovers. Plus in my opinion there aren't that many differences between The Hunger Games book and movie. So it doesn't really matter if you read the book first or watch the movie first. Get reading this series book lovers!!!!!!(less)
Straight Outta Scotland is based on the life of my awesome friend Gavin Bain. It focuses on his life in the music industry with Silibil and Brains (th...moreStraight Outta Scotland is based on the life of my awesome friend Gavin Bain. It focuses on his life in the music industry with Silibil and Brains (this being Gavin Bain). This book was written entirely by Gavin himself. This book is filled with cons, fights, girls and suicide attempts (only 1 suicide attempt I must add).
The only suicide attempt in this novel is written about at the start in the prologue. Gavin is found by his sister after having taken a mixed batch of pills. Gavin does end up in hospital a few more times after this from injuries he sustained in fights. Only one death is written about in this novel and that was of a close friend of Gavin's. The suicide attempt and the death of Gavin's close friend were the saddest parts of this novel.
Gavin and Billy (Silibil), who are both from Scotland, conned the music industry into believing they were the next big hip hop act from America. They managed to pull this con off for a couple of years aswell, until everything started to unravel for the band. Billy liked to party lots and drink a lot. Gavin liked to do the same, but he also wanted to concentrate on making new music for the band. This started to cause tension between Gavin and Billy until it all reached a head when Billy announced he was getting married and disappeared from the house they shared.
The fights written about in this novel were between Gavin, Billy and other guys from clubs. However, there were also a few fights between Gavin and Billy themselves when they started to disagree on what they wanted from life and the band. The main fight taking place between them when Billy announced he was getting married and was basically distancing himself from the band/the music. The guys loved going out on tour so they could pull as many girls as possible. They loved the ladies and the ladies loved them.
Towards the end of this novel you start to read about what happened in Gavin's life after Silibil and Brains ended. Gavin's one main passion in life was music and this is what he wanted to continue in the future of his life. From this Hopeless Heroic was created and to this day they are an awesome rock band with a twist. They are the only rock band I know to have a very talented violinist in their band.
This is a must read novel if you want to see how a talented musician duped the music industry into believing he was from America and not Scottish. Now Gavin has gone back to his natural Scottish accent. Hopeless Heroic continue to make rocking music with their best song being, in my opinion, Guinea Pig Syndrome. In my opinion this is a must read novel for any music fan. This book gets 5/5 stars as it is a brilliant novel by my awesome friend Gavin Bain. (less)
I have never actually read a romance novel before and in my opinion this was an amazing book. That is why I was taking my time reading it as I just wa...moreI have never actually read a romance novel before and in my opinion this was an amazing book. That is why I was taking my time reading it as I just wanted the story to go on and on. It tells the romance story between Alex Fuentes and Brittany Ellis. The story starts from them knowing/hating each other at school going right through into the future and what happens to them both.
There are lots of trials and tribulations thoughout this whole story which keep you gripped until the very last page. Everyone at school thinks Brittany is perfect, but in her world she is far from perfect. Whereas, everyone at school see Alex as a hardman gangster, but is there more to him than first meets the eye. Only reading this story will tell you the answer to that. Both Brittany and Alex's lives are changed forever when they are partnered up in chemistry class.
I think Brittany is a brilliant main female character as she starts off the perfect innocent girl and when partnered with Alex in chemistry becomes a teenage rebel. Whereas, Alex is a brilliant/irresistible main male character as he starts off the hardman gang member and becomes the guy who would do anything for the girl he loves. Without giving too much plotline away this is the perfect romance story which everyone needs to read.
Overall, this has the perfect couple going through situations lots of couples go through. Alex is an irresistible guy who I think every girl who reads this novel will fall in love with. Alex is perfect who would protect his girl from his world of gang violence. My rating for this book is definitely 5 out of 5 stars. I can't wait to read the 2nd book in this series which is Rules of Attraction. Rules of Attraction focuses on Alex's younger brother Carlos. Everyone pick yourselves up a copy of this novel and have a read as I'm sure you will all love it as much as I did.(less)
This is the 2nd novel in the Perfect Chemistry trilogy. In my opinion this was a brilliant novel just like Perfect Chemistry. It tells the romance sto...moreThis is the 2nd novel in the Perfect Chemistry trilogy. In my opinion this was a brilliant novel just like Perfect Chemistry. It tells the romance story between Carlos Fuentes and Kiara Westford. This novel kind of starts the same way that Perfect Chemistry did in the way that Carlos and Kiara start off hating each other and then they start developing feelings for each other. The story finishes with a chapter which is 26 years in the future so you find out what happens for Kiara and Carlos in the future.
This trilogy of novels keep you gripped until the very last page as you just want to keep reading to find out if Kiara and Carlos become a couple. Kiara is a girl from a rich family, whereas Carlos is a poor guy who is just like his brother Alex in many ways. Carlos wants to be in a gang, he's a hardman, likes fixing cars and is a mystery to others. Carlos and Kiara have their lives changed forever when Carlos comes to live with the Westford family after something (I can't say what as it would spoil the story) happens to him.
Kiara is a really good main female character as she has a lot of males traits about her. For example, she likes fixing cars, climbing mountains and doing fun/daring challenges. She starts off innocent (like Brittany), but Carlos makes her come out of her shell. Carlos is also an irresistible male character (like Alex) as he is a mystery to women, but in the end he would do anything for the woman he loves.
Overall, this novel shows how this couple decides their own future and battle through the challenges standing in their path. Throughout the whole novel challenges are coming for every angle and Carlos and Kiara have to try and get through them whether that be together or alone. This is definitely a novel everyone needs to read if you love romance novels or just loved Perfect Chemistry. I give this book a rating of 5 out of 5 stars as it was a fantastic novel. Chain Reaction is book 3 in the trilogy and it focuses on Alex and Carlos' younger brother Luis.