This is one of those books that I'm happy that I haven't read a blurb. I had no idea about whole coma story and...moreReview and giveaway at Ja čitam, a ti?
This is one of those books that I'm happy that I haven't read a blurb. I had no idea about whole coma story and I was really surprised when I figured it out. I believe those who know first part of the book could've been boring. But let's start from the beginning.
Heather is a girl living in the small town and after a lot of bad things that have happened to her she wants to escape and start all over. Only person worth remembering is her friend Creed and well her employee Grandma V. She moves to bigger city and starts college. She has her apartment, job, finds new friends and among them is mysterious guy called Nick. As you start enjoying the story you find out that those are actually her memories and that she is in coma. Suddenly you start reading faster than you can just to see what on earth happened. You're confused cause you don't know what is real and what is her imagination.
I've read other reviews and talked to some bloggers and few of them said that they were confused with the point of view. Cause while you're read the book you mostly read about Heather's memories, but from time to time the doctor jumps in with some question (FYI, she is telling the doctor her memories). For me sometimes I was confused as well. Another time I was happy for that switch, cause Heather's story at some point became little bit boring. Too much details and sometimes repeating for my taste.
Then after you're so close to the ending of the book...how to put it you survive one shock, at least I did. When I figured what and how everything happened. For those people who don't like unfinished ends this end could be a problem. Until you find out that there will be a sequel!
Speaking of which I can't wait to read it, cause I really, really, really wanna know what will happen. But really, you know REALLY! Uh, this is killing me!
I always make jokes about my mother and her worshiping of Nora Roberts. All her books seemed so silly and predict...moreReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
I always make jokes about my mother and her worshiping of Nora Roberts. All her books seemed so silly and predictable to me. But look at me now, giving five starts to this book, which is predictable and at some parts silly. I can always blame it on bloodline or genetic or something, right?
You probably aren't used to me reading the adult novels, you expect that from Glass (I blame her, btw *winks* ), but I have my days. This is one of them. First I'll tell you that if you like Easy, Thoughtless, Falling Under, Beautiful Disaster and others then this is the book for you.
As the title says we're in Dublin this time, Dublin Street to be exact. The story follows Jocely or Joss who moves to Dublin and searching for her apartment she meets one interesting guy in the cab. Trying to forget about him she finds a perfect apartment and a nice and silly roommate. She moves in and few days later in not so comfortable circumstances she meets her roommate's brother who is the cab guy. From that point you could see that somehow they'll end up together. That's the predictable part. Joss likes her relationship with Braden aka the cab guy, cause she doesn't get to attached with anyone. She already lost too much and going through the pain again is not an option. Only problem is when things start to complicate, not only with Braden, but with other people around her. She must break the walls she built years ago but how to find a courage to do so.
I'm really an easy reader or it's easy to please me. Just give me a book with emotions and interesting story and I'm yours. Samantha gave me that in this book. Now she has a new fan. I hope I'll get a chance to read her other books cause I'm curious.(less)
Please let me say this once more - oh you sweet little books. I mean I really like these. They're perfect for rea...moreReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Please let me say this once more - oh you sweet little books. I mean I really like these. They're perfect for reading before you go to sleep or when you want to just shut the world around you. If I Lie did all that.
For starters I was really surprised when I saw that this was a debut novel, cause by writing I though well this woman has a lot of stories behind her. I was wrong as usual, kidding, but really I was surprised. So we're in the small town in which most of the young boys go to the army. Quinn's boyfriend is one of them. He has gone to the Afghanistan and Quinn should wait for her darling to come back. But once she did something unforgivable. She cheated on her boyfriend and she has been caught. Because Sometimes a moment defines you, defines how people see you for the rest of your life. Now Quinn must fix everything. Which is a hard thing to do considering that she knows something about Carey no one knows. Things get even worse when Carey goes MIA. Now Quinn is torn between explaining herself or keeping the promise.
I honestly have seen some reviews for this book and they weren't so great. I truly understand that but there is a thing - I'm sucker for these sweet little stories. Yeah me reviewing books is not always great thing cause it doesn't take much for me to like the book. So if you are like me then you'll pick up this book, if not then suit yourself.(less)
Remember the days when the vampires were the creatures of the dark, literary. They couldn't walk in the sun and w...moreReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Remember the days when the vampires were the creatures of the dark, literary. They couldn't walk in the sun and were the greatest predators. I honestly don't. I'm the "product" of the Twilight era so Buffy and the things "before" weren't part of my growing up. If you do remember then you're lucky. But so am I now, cause this book has the real vampires. But let's go from the start.
The Hallowed Ones will probably draw your attention immediately cause where can you find a book with vampires and dystopia plus Amish people. Katie is living an Amish life and therefore she can't wait for Rumspringa to go and see the world. She made plans with her best friend and there is only few weeks left but that's long enough for "Outside" to collapse. Strange things start to happen with the "Outside" but still Amish life continues because they aren't affected. They soon find a young man who is deadly injured on their gates but elders make a rule and forbid the people to go outside and they close the gates for all the people from outside. Only Katie is not the one who can watch him die and do nothing. She breaks the rule, the first of many.
If you like me though that all those elements can't work together in a book well you're wrong, as was I. It's magical how Laura puts all the thighs together and writes a damn good story. I was dragged into this world immediately and honestly I really enjoyed. I'm happy to see that this book will get its sequel so I'll be waiting for this awesomeness to continue.(less)
I must admit that I've read only few books about time traveling and that's why I wanted to read this book in a first place. Then later after reading some amazing reviews I knew that I had to read it.
Time Between Us is a story about Anna and Bennett. At the beginning of the book we meet Anna - the girl who lives in 1995. One regular morning she was like any other day running in park but this morning she sees a guy. After she turns around he is gone. Strange thing is that he was watching her and then suddenly gone. Even though she tries to forget about it but then she sees him a school. She asks him why he was watching her and he swears that he hasn't seen her before. At that point I was wondering where is the time traveling in all this cause the seemed like a regular contemporary story. Well soon enough I discovered more.
I've read this book maybe a month a good. At that time it was an sweet and enjoyable read. You can read it in one sitting. I've heard some things about the sequel and no I'm not for it. Some things aren't supposed to be continues like this story. I'd love to read another book by Tamara Ireland Stone even if it was about time traveling, but please some another story.
My girl Glass here is huge fan of Jennifer's books. All this time they used to be a mystery for me. Now I'm happy...moreReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
My girl Glass here is huge fan of Jennifer's books. All this time they used to be a mystery for me. Now I'm happy that that is not the case anymore. I'm happy that I've read Hate List and I really hope to get a chance and read the rest of the books.
As you can see from the blurb Hate List is a story about teens and bulling. One day Nick did something that changed people's lives. He shot several kids at the school and Valerie who didn't know that this would happen had to stop that. At the end Nick is dead and Valerie is someone left behind to deal with all this. Here you can see what bulling can do. This is really the story that will shake you to the core, not just because of the story but because it's so realistic that you'll live it all together with Val. She has to continue with her life and get back to the normal, but is that even possible. It's not because whenever something like this happens people search for someone to blame and it's easy to blame Nick in this cause cause he is dead. No one is trying to look inside themselves and see that it's not Nick who they should blame but themselves.
All this get us back to the story about bulling. This is a book that every teen and every parent should read cause we're all responsible the things happening today in schools. It's easy to blame someone when something happens but that way we're not doing anything. Parents you should take care of your kids and talk to them, cause believe it or not somewhere deep inside they're listening to you and kids bulling is not cool, it's just a way of showing how weak you are.(less)
First I really must say that this cover looks amazing. I haven't even read the blurb before I started the book....moreReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
First I really must say that this cover looks amazing. I haven't even read the blurb before I started the book. I don't regret it at all. I've read Kate's book Taste and it was interesting. I liked her writing style and I really expected this book would be even better than Taste. I was right.
So here we follow the story of the girl named Arianne and her life. After her near death she discovers some strange things - she can see dead people. She is afraid to tell that to anybody and she has to find a way to get on with it. There is also a gay and he is that beautiful and at the same time mysterious type. He hangs out with a people Arianne cannot hang out with. Not just because he is too good to be true but some things from the past are still chasing Arianne. Until she discovers that Niko (that's his name btw) is also something special. But still after discovering everything there is one person who will not choose the way to get to her.
Even though this book was predictable at some parts, some other discoveries in the book froze my mind. Some things came out of nowhere and that really made this book so good. I like all the POVs in this book. There is few of them and every is different. You don't ready story told by Death itself everyday, do you?
All in all I really liked this book and I cannot wait to read the next one in this series. Now I hope that the second book will be little less predictable and therefore perfect.(less)
If somebody told me how girly, teen and clicheish (this probably isn't a world, but well) this book was I'd neve...moreReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
If somebody told me how girly, teen and clicheish (this probably isn't a world, but well) this book was I'd never read it. It's simply not my thing. But I didn't know that and I'm happy for that, cause then I'd miss this great book. Which now at the end I really really like.
Everything started typically in high school. All that drama about where do you stand in that chain of beings and how to get higher is on. Chelsea is our main character but also she is main gossip girl cause trust me that girl doesn't know to keep her mouth shut (well at the begining). She is also the very best friend of the most popular girl in their generation and you know what achievement is that. Everything continues that way up until once she reveals something that leads to something big. Her words almost lead to a murder. Now after all that she goes and tells the truth to her parents and therefore she looses everything, her friends, status and by her own wish her voice. She hates herself for doing things she has done but as one of her friends says hate is...it's too easy. Love - love takes courage. Now she discovers that high school is a really big place and that at the bottom of that chain are people who aren't worthless and that it's true hate is easy but so it's love when you find it.
Even though I'm totally different person than Chelsea is still, thanks to Hannah's amazing talent, I had no problem to get into her head. Cause that's the way Hannah's writes, not just words on a paper but also a feelings and a story that you get into it. She perfectly catches teen's mind and without problem sets all her readers into it. For me that's one amazing thing and an amazing talent. One thing is sure I'll read every book Hannah writes.
*NOTE: Copy of this book was kindly provided by publisher, Herlequin , via NetGalley. Thank you! I'm not paid for writing this review - I do it as a lover of written word. All opinions in this review are personal.(less)
We all know Gayle Forman, right. The lady who captivated us with a story about Mia and Adam in If I Stay series....moreReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
We all know Gayle Forman, right. The lady who captivated us with a story about Mia and Adam in If I Stay series. Honestly that was the main reason why I wanted this book so badly. Luckily all the waiting payed off, cause Miss Forman really knows how to write a story.
Allyson (later known as LuLu) is a girl with a perfect graduation gift. She has got a possibility to travel around Europe with her best friend during the summer. Only problem with traveling is that you sometimes expect too much. Not that Allyson haven't seen all the magic of European cities still the journey is not how she expected it to be. Not until the very end of it, or what she thought would be the end. In London she meets Willem who takes her to Paris - the city she mostly looked forward to. For the first time she is able to enjoy the city on her own terms. No more crazy teenagers who are there to get drunk and do stupid things. At the end it's not maybe the journey it's the company what matters the most. She discovers the beauty of Paris and something more. Something that will change her forever.
It's fascinating, at least for me, how I could enjoy this story without finding some connections with LuLu. She is not me and dunno...I just couldn't connect with her, but still the story kept me awake at night. That's the magic of the writing. I really love the way this story is written. As for the cliffhanger - I won't forget you this Miss Forman.(less)
There are authors that tend to put me through a lot of pain and misery while I have to wait for the next book. Ju...moreReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
There are authors that tend to put me through a lot of pain and misery while I have to wait for the next book. Julie Kagawa can also be classified as the author that likes to write cliffhangers. I have read The Iron Fey after all books were out so I didn't have to experience them then. Well that's why now I know how it feels.
After The Lost Prince we were back to Nevernever once again. A favorite land of mine. Unluckily for him Ethan's first contacts with this land weren't that good. Instead enjoying new land and all the fantasy that it hides, it left him with traumas. For a long time he blamed Nevernever for taking away his sister and building a wall around himself to protect from all the magical creatures. Unfortunately for him his connections with Nevernever were hard to break and once again he was back there. Only now he had Kenzie to take care off. Taking in account her condition it wasn't an easy task and with all that Keirran is missing now and Ethan must help him, not only because he owns him but family is always family. All dangers of Nevernever are upon them and Forgotten ones are stronger than ever. They must fight and find a way to fix many broken things that bother the land.
It wasn't hard to me to get used to Nevernever, despite all flaws that land will always have a special place in my heart and going back is always a wonderful feeling. I was so happy to get to see Ethan develop as character and to see him break some of his walls. He is not alone anymore and that changes a lot. Now that he has people he feels he needs to protect everything is different. Once again Kagawa brought interesting twists into this story and made you turn pages frantically to see what happens next. Until there was no more pages.
Again I'm left to live in agony until the next book. Luckily for me it's worth it every single time.
***NOTE: Copy of this book was kindly provided by publisher Herlequin Teens for review. Thank you. I'm not paid for writing this review - I do it as a lover of written word. All opinions are personal.
What am I supposed to do?
EDIT: Now it's late October...
EDIT#2: It's up at NetGalley! Harlequin don't ruin our relationship! (less)
Honestly it's even hard to tell you how much I wanted to read this book. Ever since Summer trilogy Jenny has a s...moreReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Honestly it's even hard to tell you how much I wanted to read this book. Ever since Summer trilogy Jenny has a special place in my heart. I expected nothing less from this book, but I'm not that lucky.
I have no idea where to start. Maybe I should tell you about the book. Well first of all here we have three narrators. Three girls who share the past and the place where they grow up but some things changed so they changed as well. Lillia, Kat and Mary. They all have different story to tell but at the end they're all bond together. It's not strange because they're living on the island where everybody knows everybody. At the end they unite their forces for revenge. Now this is the part I have problem with. I'm not fan of revenge. Yes they should have done something I agree but this was - childish? I just couldn't understand it. I hope that's just me cause I want people to like this book. It's really readable.
While reading I somehow got used to that but at the end another problem appeared - the ending. Huh I'm still angry about that for the record. I don't mind when the book has a cliffhanger especially when like this one has sequel coming next year. Only problem here everything ended but it still didn't. I have no idea how to put it, it's just strange. Basically things just didn't work out.
I wasn't big fan of books based on something popular or re-telling, but Fateful changed my views. It looks like Alice in Zombieland put them back where they used to be. Sad but true.
When I saw this book and heard all great things about it I expected a lot. Really it seemed so appealing that I couldn't help myself. According to the blurb you expect amazing Alice as you know it just scarier. Those were my expectations, but the question is what have I got? Basically I got same old Alice just Wonderland is not shiny and colorful, but dark and scary. Here I have problem with that scary part. Putting few dead-body parts in a book and turning characters into zombies won't make a book scary. What makes it scary are feelings, which in this case were hiding or something. I couldn't find them, they're probably good at hidding.
There is no need to tell you about Alice. You know the story. One days she disappears and after falling through nothingness she finds herself in one room with plenty of doors, but only one key. After eating and drinking she manages to find perfect form for entering the Wonderland aka Zombieland. She meets all those fancy characters and you know the rest. I've read Alice long time ago and at a time it was very dear book to me. It was imaginative and took me to another world. This book didn't do that. I wasn't impressed by zombies and rat and everything. I couldn't feel it.
It's obvious that I'm very disappointed by this book. Maybe I expected more but really I'm sad that Alice is used in this way. For me Wonderland is much interesting world than Zombieland. I hope it's just me and that you'll enjoy more than me. I really do. Well good part of all this is that there will be a sequel and I'm very curious about it. So 2 stars, just because it had some funny parts.(less)
I'll be short here. After Shatter Me I was still surprised with the amount of Warren's fans. I mean he was good and I did under...moreMy review of Shatter Me
I'll be short here. After Shatter Me I was still surprised with the amount of Warren's fans. I mean he was good and I did understand his behavior and everything but still Adam was my kind of guy. Getting to meet Warren better was really interesting. Being inside of his head and seeing the way his father treated him was good thing to see cause it helped me to understand his personality much better.
Yeah I still won't tell you much cause you'd have to find it out by yourself. Only thing I can tell you is that Unravel Me will be interesting.(less)
I'm still trying to find a reason for not writing this review earlier. I left it for later after reading this boo...moreReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
I'm still trying to find a reason for not writing this review earlier. I left it for later after reading this book as I need to get my thoughts sorted out. It was a while ago and all my thoughts are now at the right place when it comes to this book.
Shatter Me was on my to-read for long even though other girls and readers told me that it was a must read I somehow always picked another book to read instead of this one. It turned out to be a good decision as after reading it Destroy Me came out and I didn't have to wait for this book as now I have to wait for the next book in this series.
Destroy Me helped me a lot to understand Warren's character and some of his decisions but Adam was still my little sweetheart. He still is don't get me wrong but with Unravel Me and that famous scene with a puppy helped me and Warren somehow got under my skin while reading this book.
Unravel Me also helped me to understand the world that Tehereh Mafi created. I was able to see the whole picture and understand the Omega Ponit but by that I also get to see the real picture of The Reestablishment. The author created this book in some order that really fits me. First book helped me understand Juliette and her life which will later help me understand her actions and ideas. It also showed Adam to some points, later with Destroy Me it was Warren's turn to show his character but he mostly opened up here in this novel. But mostly this novel served me to see the whole picture and most of all to show some action, but this time it was a much bigger fight than those in Shatter Me.
I won't even mention that also well-known chapter 62 that melted so many hearts including mine. But for one thing Shatter Me was a really great read and I haven't enjoyed some dystopian novel that much in a long time, but boy Unravel Me got whole this to the new level. I run away from any sorts of love triangles but her I didn't mind any moment of it 'cause there is another thing I didn't give up on Adam and it would be hard to do so but I believe that with every book it'll get harder and harder to decide which side I'll pick. It only tells you how much I enjoyed this book and honestly I'm dying to read more.(less)
If there was absolutely my type of the story then it'd be this. Sweet and short romantic stories. It doesn't really ma...moreReview posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
If there was absolutely my type of the story then it'd be this. Sweet and short romantic stories. It doesn't really matter that they're mostly predictable but the feeling while you reading it is beautiful.
For me this book is perfect for two things. One it's for summer cause you'll enjoy it and relax. Another thing this book is perfect for is actually plane. Yeah, it's really short and while you're flying somewhere over Atlantic or some other part of the world you can enjoy. By the way, you'll probably scan the other passengers to see if there is some sweet boy/girl to dream about while reading.
I guess now you have a picture abut it. This book will first take us to the airport where our main character Hadley has to fly over Atlantic to get to London and attend her father's wedding. She is still angry on him cause he left her mother and her to go and enjoy with his new girlfriend in London. Things became even worse for her when she missed her flight and now she must wait four hours. Oliver is a guy, obviously, and he also travels to London but his story is different. He is British and studies in the USA but because of some family things he must go home and be with them. Who would say that eight hours can change your life and soon enough one of the worst days in your life can become the best one.
This is the story about teen love and about growing up. Hadley has to see that her problem won't lead to the end of the world and that there are other people who have bigger problems on their back. This is a story about letting go and realizing that today is what matters.
I'm weak! But before I tell you why I should start from beginning. Ha! Nope I'm not teasing. Beginning meaning th...moreReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
I'm weak! But before I tell you why I should start from beginning. Ha! Nope I'm not teasing. Beginning meaning the blurb cause I simply love it. I'm that one person who always complains how blurbs reveal to much but this one is perfect it has enough info to get you interested in the book but still doesn't tell you anything at the same time.
Now I'm coming to that me-weak part. Yeah I really am, cause it doesn't take much (for a book at least) to go under my skin. This is one of the examples how that works. This book is so sweet that I can't even explain it. It's so innocent but yet so mature and full of feelings. Maybe you'd say that the story is typical but you have no idea how wrong that is. I believe a lot of kids or teens can relate to this book, if you can the give this book to your parents. If you're still waiting for me to tell you more about the story, you're at the wrong place my friend cause this is something you have to live through yourself. Oh and I won't even get started about how much I cried.
One more thing is when you read this (or those who have) head over to Thrum Society and you know why. At the end it doesn't matter that I'm becoming too old for this type of the story, I still have to feed this kiddo/teen that'll always be part of me.
I've said this a lot of times and I'll say it again - music and books are perfect combination. I as a lover of both al...moreReview posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
I've said this a lot of times and I'll say it again - music and books are perfect combination. I as a lover of both always enjoy in book that has some soundtrack in it or they talk about music. This one is not different. Songs For A Teenage Nomad has all that.
Calle our protagonist in this story is a teenager. She had a though life so to say. She doesn't know who her father is and her mother remarried few times. It even came to that point when she calls all her step dads by the car they drive. Our story starts in Andreas Bay, California where Calle lives at the moment. She is ninth grade and again she has to go to the new school. Changing schools so often haven't helped her at all. She can't get a really friends because probably she'll be off soon. But she has something that always goes with her, without strings attached - music. She has a songs that reminds her of everything. But soon her life is about to change. Maybe she is finally at the right place with the right people and maybe about to discover the thing she always wanted to know.
I really enjoyed reading this book. Besides music and naive story there was another thing - this book was so realistic. So if you find some time get this little book cause you might enjoy it.(less)