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 andReview 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 am going to be most wanted on the hate list of all fangirls out there because of what I'm about to write.
Point of RetWhat Glass thought about it...
I am going to be most wanted on the hate list of all fangirls out there because of what I'm about to write.
Point of Retreat was completely unnecessary book.
I believe that it would be better if Colleen Hoover left Will's and Lake's story as it was in Slammed. This was just using success she had with her first novel. Of course that everyone who read Slammed will want to see what's going to happen in Point of Retreat. (If I read once more This was butterflying amazing!, I will burn something down.)
Will's POV would be a big no - it was unrealistic. That is not male's brain. Dear authors, do not, I repeat, do not write from opposed sex point of view if you are not absolutely sure that you can get in their heads. Don't do this if you first haven't done your research - read the books, talk with people until you bore them to death, find pshychologists, social workers, teachers, parents, grandparents and the most important thing: men.
Point of Retreat is, to put it simple, story about sex (not having sex, actually), car accidents and teen-wannbe-adults. As I wrote for the first book, this is see life through big pink glasses type of story with every drama you can imagine mixed with it. Their lives are falling apart but all is peachy in the peachyland. Plot has too many loose ends and somethimes I thought that author forgot how she "made" her characters in the first book. This is not Will from Slammed! Or Edddie! One moment they all are acting like immature idiots and in the other they are all serious And the ending?! Just to make something clear - they are nineteen!!!
But to be honest with you, I found Point of Retreat really cute and mindless read. It's perfect when you need something to escape real life: its cruelty, grayness, unfairness, disapoointments, when you need something that'll give you that fake sense of hope. My review would be all rainbows and flowers and ohs and ahs if I had read this book just a year ago, but I guess that I crushed my big pink glasses a long time ago.
What Tanja thought about it...
Me and Glass have closer views of this book than we had on the first one. Slammed was something that I didn't expect. Not the story itself but my reaction on the story. Point of Retreat wasn't that much. I mean the story was still good and it still had emotions, but it was not it. I must admit one thing Colleen really knows how to write a story with feelings and that's an amazing thing, cause that's what I mostly miss in the books. The problem here is that I expected much more, because of the Slammed.
I won't repeat this about Will's POV and story been focused on sex cause I totally agree! I have one more thing that I couldn't help noticing - Slammed was so easy and quick to read, something always happened, but here I was waiting almost half of the book to get there. I got the feeling like the first story was created in the author's mind for years and Point of Retread in months. I missed slams and lyrics of The Avett Brothers at the beginning of every chapter.
This will maybe sound cruel but without Kiersten and Sherry this book would be total disappointment! They bough so much joy in this book! Not only because of butterfly thing, but also they was something new and funny.
I'll say that I still have my pink glasses and wear them from time to time. In this case I'll put them on, cause if I compared this book with the first one I'd give it three stars but then again if I compared it with another books on my four stars list it will for sure go there.
*NOTE: Copy of this book ia kindly provided by publisher, Simon & Schuster, via NetGalley. We're not paid for writing this review - we do it as lovers of written word. All opinions in this book are personal.
It's not a secret that I'm big fan of Jennifer Armentrout. I really, really like her books, especially Covenant seReview also posted @ Ja čitam, a ti?
It's not a secret that I'm big fan of Jennifer Armentrout. I really, really like her books, especially Covenant series. So I was so excited to read this one.
Few weeks ago I saw a competition on Jennifer's blog and the task was to answer the question about how would I find a way to touch someone I loved if my touch killed? So I guessed that has something to do with this story and I was thrilled to see what. The book really was about it. Here we have Ember the girl who dyed and came back to life after her sister used her gift. But her sister didn't only bring her back but also gave her a gift or a curse how would Ember say it. Since that accident her life turned upside down. She was no longer the same, therefore her friends abandoned her, but her mother as well. She had to struggle and take care of her sister all by herself. Until once her gift killed another person. Soon her family is taken away and they were joined with some other gifted people. Only difference is that Ember didn't fit in. She wasn't born special and she couldn't control her power. But there is one person will to help but to do so she has to trust him. Not an easy task when you doubt his family.
Cursed was an interesting and fast read. I enjoyed some part of it, but I couldn't feel the same things I felt while reading Covenant and Lux series. I wasn't a wreck after reading it as I usually would be. There wasn't that big mystery about bad guy and some parts were predictable. Still I like this story and I'd recommend it to all of you, but I know that Jennifer can do, and she actually have done much better than this. BTW, I saw some reviews where people said about continuing this and making a series. I wouldn't go there cause this book is good as it is, there is no need to push it further....more
First I want to apologize for being the worst street team member ever. I haven’t read the book while I was the partReview posted at @ Ja čitam, a ti?
First I want to apologize for being the worst street team member ever. I haven’t read the book while I was the part of the Inbetween street team, but well I finally read it now.
Inbetween was something totally different for me. I have read a lot of books that dealt with Heaven or Hell, but Inbtween was something new. So as you all know there is Heaven and Hell but there is also something in between, where our main character is stuck. There he meets a girl and everything suddenly becomes different. She is born again and after few years their ways cross again and so Finn once again has to make very important decision. What is the most important to him? Even though after he made that decision, some other souls want to hurt him, so Emma is in danger again and also Finn is in her life again.
Maybe it sounds like a typical boy meets a girl story, but it's really not. Cause the circumstances are unusual and you cannot put this story in the same place with them. Interesting thing in this book is dual POV, which is always good if you ask me. Another thing I like is mystery about the way they met. I like it cause it's explained later on.
I really loved this book. It had everything I could ask for. I could feel it, it had interesting and new story. Even though some parts were somehow too strange, I never judge it, cause this is fiction, so the sky is the limit. It could stay that way but last few chapters changed everything. I wish this book had ended few chapters before the real end. I’d love it more, cause different ending fits more here. But that’s only my opinion....more
I couldn't decide weather to rate this book with four or five stars, but when the child in me (or was it the fantasy lover) screamed: "Five!!" I had nI couldn't decide weather to rate this book with four or five stars, but when the child in me (or was it the fantasy lover) screamed: "Five!!" I had no more doubts.
Alexis is young girl that you'll meet here. She was always special cause she could do most of the things better than others. By her side always was Keats who even though haven't been as good as she was, he was the one who could keep up with her. That made them great friends. After she found out that all those things weren't just the coincidence she was about to find the truth about her. Unfortunately she finds the truth on hard way after losing a lot. Once Keats is in trouble she finds that when friends are in trouble there is no thing she won't do to help him. Alexis is the character that I couldn't help but love. She reminds me of those heroines you've seen in books you've read as a child (mostly). She is strong, determinate but also emotional, not pathetic though. All this story and its connection with Greek mythology was so good. The author made a perfect combination. I was so surprised when I figured that everything fits. I haven't read anything similar so I really enjoyed. Also some things were so unexpected for me and that rarely occurs.
I'd maybe change some things in this book, but as I haven't read some good fantasy book recently I won't talk about that. I'd firstly change the cover, cause it looks scary to me. I also want to say that I really like those two short stories in this edition. After reading this I have so many questions to ask and I'll do my research for sure. Mostly I'm curious about second book in this series....more
I believe when a great book is read at perfect time then the book becomes even greater! Maybe that doesn’t make a lot of sence, but maybe it does. Throne of Glass is a book that brought me back to fantasy. Even though I’ve never run away from it, the big fantacy lover I was has been hidding for some time now. I believe I’ve found it again.
At the beginning I was scared of reading this book. Mostly cause I though that Throne of Glass would be nothing more than repeating novellas. It was hard to imagine that it was possible to create the story that doesn't have a lot of digressions. But it turned out that I knew nothing about Sarah's writing abilities. Throne of Glass was everything but repeating the novellas. It has its own story which is going to take you into its world.
Basically after Celaena has been punished and sent to survive in the most terrifying place, the light at the end of the tunnel shows up. The one and only Crown Price is there and had an offer for her, the think she wants the most - freedom. Even though that means working for the man she hates the most. She goes back to Rifchold where she once more becomes assassin. One year left trace on Celaena's abilities and strength but Captain Westfall is there to help. Mysterious and I must add bad-ass the captain of the guard. Being young and beautiful no one think she is able to win a competition but only because they don't know who she really is.
I could see why some people don't like this book so much. Famous love triangle is a little bit cliche and some people could find those different POVs confusing. To be frank I cannot tell you a lot about it, cause I was so cough into the story that I haven't paid attention. For me Throne of Glass has more than interesting story and fascinating characters. In this case I won't ask for more....more
You've all already heard about Anna Dressed in the Blood (I really don't know how could someone miss it). The book was published last year and I had that chance to read it. I surprised even myself how much I loved it! Reading the blurb and whole that story seemed like the book was well...crazy. But as soon as you start you start to love it! Later I found out that there will be the sequel. I had mixed feeling about it, cause it's always tricky.
I should tell you first that I rated this book with four starts, but to add it the rating is not five stars just because I loved Anna Dressed in the Blood more. Story in Girl of Nightmares continues few months after everything that happened in the first book. Cas is still doing what he is supposed to do, only his memories of Anna are still here. He didn't move on and that's completely understandable. Only he is not the only one who haven't moved on. He sees Anna again and he knows something is wrong and that he must help her. To help her he will test himself, his abilities and his friendships. For one reason I'm so happy how this story ends. This whole story deserves the end like this.
Now after reading it I'm happy that Kendare managed to write the really good sequel, with really good story. My problem was that at some points I wondered how could I like the whole Anna and Cas story. Of course I remembered first book and I knew why. Like I said this story is great and I really enjoyed but I also must add I enjoyed Anna more.
I'm not in the mood for writing a review. Just this book is full of nonsense, but somehow I couldn't stop reading it. I was thinking about two stars,I'm not in the mood for writing a review. Just this book is full of nonsense, but somehow I couldn't stop reading it. I was thinking about two stars, but the end was way the best part of the story. Dear author thank you for that! Three starts from me! ...more
Winter Omens continues where Whispers in Autumn stopped. After all those complications Althea is left alone to figure thReview also at Ja čitam, a ti?
Winter Omens continues where Whispers in Autumn stopped. After all those complications Althea is left alone to figure things out. She has to find the way to survive in one place she always run away from - wilds.
But soon enough she meets someone new. His name is Pax and he is just like her. He doesn't fit in those two types of people. He is not an Other but he is also not like everybody else. Together they have to find a way to discover what lays behind. They travel and discover the world how it used to be, before Others came and took control. But are their golds the same and how would they sort their priorities is another thing.
I really like this book, more than Whispers in Autumn. This relationship between Pax and Althea was more dynamic and more interesting to follow. Her relationship with Lucas was sweet and nice, but slow and at some point boring. Pax is different therefore the relationship is too.
To rate this one was hard. It's actually 4.5 stars.
Regardless on the ratings I cannot wait to read the next book in this series and somehow I believe that it'll blow my mind. We'll see in December....more
First I should tell you that this is dystopian book (yes later I saw that 2015 in blurb - me being me). In case you're lReview also at Ja čitam, a ti?
First I should tell you that this is dystopian book (yes later I saw that 2015 in blurb - me being me). In case you're lame like me and don't check the book genre now you know. I was so surprised when I actually realized that cause I though this will be contemporary story and I have no idea why.
So after realizing where I was this story became so interesting. I was so pulled into it that I couldn't stop reading. This book was something new cause the thematic was new. I cannot tell you much cause you should figure it out all by yourself. But the whole mixture of elements and seasons and this story was so good.
Althea is young sixteen-year-old girl, who lives in a world that's normal for her. Her days are mostly routine. Getting up, breakfast, cell, going back home, homework, sleep and then all over again. Of course she does it all with a smile on her face. It all seems perfectly normal for her cause that's the only way of living. Only thing is that she knows she is different. She knows she is not like others and it's not hard to figure that out. Besides she has never seen summer in her life. If you wonder how's that possible you'd be surprised.
All that made me like this book. Even that relationship between her and Lucas I could understand. I'd for sure love this book and gave it trillion stars but there is one problem. It reminded me too much of another series. So even things here were new and appealing I couldn't stop myself. Mostly I could guess what would happen. Still I don't mind that and I'd give this book 3.5 stars. ...more
First, there are few things you'll have to find before you start to read Slammed.
1. Phone number of your favorite pizzaWhat Glass thought about it...
First, there are few things you'll have to find before you start to read Slammed.
1. Phone number of your favorite pizza place in town. I promise that you will get hungry, especially after one delicious description. 2. Chocolate milk on the ice! 3. Your favorite Johnny Deep movie. 4. Box of paper tissues - you'll be so sappy after few parts. 5. Something to smash against your wall (but make sure it's something you won't miss or cause yelling-fest with your mother) - you'll need it in absence of real thing/person to smack. 6. And finally this - The Avett Brothers. To make it easier for you, we already made playlist on YouTube, so just click on the link below. Yeah, they look weird. Yes, we didn't hear about them before too. We don't like them that much, but The Avett Brothers have some killer lyrics. The Avett Brothers songs mentioned in Slammed
Oh, we need P. S.
P. S. 7. If you don't know what is slam poetry go to Wikipedia, Poetry Slam, Inc. and watch this movies: Shackles and Slam.
Now that you're prepared, let's get down to business. I've been reading and listening about this book for a while, but what finally made me read it was one of my girlfriend's recommendation and news about Simon and Schuster publishing Slammed.
After first two chapters my reaction was something like this: "Okay, I really don't get all the hype. I'm even pissed off." I tured off my Kindle and went to sleep thinking that I'll probably be The Girl Who Hated It. Next morning I picked it up again. And then I read chapter three. All that gushing, swooning and fangirling became much more clear. Hey, it is every high school girl wet dream! So, I've decided to push my doubts away and give it a shot. I liked it. Kind of.
Slammed is one of those books which I rate with mixed feelings. I love them, but they annoy me. I'll be honest and admit that I wouldn't think twice about it if there weren't a slam poetry. That was original move. Everything else was already seen.
My biggest plus was Lake's best friend, Eddie - she's the most amazing character in the whole book.
Remember that I told you to find something to smash against the wall? You'll need it after you read ending. It was a little bit rushed and over the top - it reminded me on the '90s teen movies. Don't get me wrong - I love those. After all, I am the '90s teen, but it's just that I expected different kind of ending after all of the comments I had read.
In the end, everything comes to this - I had too big expectations and I thought it would be much darker story. It really isn't. Slammed is a big-pink-glasses type of story about life. It will be perfect choice for everyone who enjoyed Callum & Harper by Fisher Amelie, Sophie & Carter by Chelsea Fine and Collision Course by S.C. Stephens.
What Tanja thought about it...
I really love my girl Glass and we mostly agree about books but there are some things that we don't agree about. Like for example she always reads blurbs and other reviews and I never do that (especially when like in this case some of my girlfriends recommend me the book). I do understand and know that most of the people do so, but as always I'm not most of the people. I don't read them cause I always create the story in my head and mostly end up disappointed cause it's not as good, only some manage to really surprise me. I can't give you good advise what to do, cause you know the best.
First thing is sure - I really loved this book. From the beginning. Even though some thing were so predictable like this love between main characters but let's be real and say that most of the book start this way. What I like is that this story is unpredictable at some point, you could guess that something bad would happen but not what exactly. I also love how people learn about life and death in this book and mostly how they use slam for that. Beside main characters I love Eddie and Nick, this guy Nick had me in stitches few times. I actually agree with Glass here about the end. I expected something totally different after I saw that there was the sequel, but anyway I didn't mind it so much. The thing I like the most are feelings in this book. I could use few paragraphs to explain them but someone smarter than me wrote this: [image error]
There is nothing else to add. I loved this book and I can't wait to read the sequel.
Until the next time, Glass & Tanychy
*NOTE: Copy of this book is kindly provided by publisher, Simon & Schuster, via NetGalley. We're not paid for writing this review - we do it as lovers of written word. All opinions in this review are personal....more
I found this book at the library few days ago and I was so happy about it. I've read Ann's My name is mThis review is also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
I found this book at the library few days ago and I was so happy about it. I've read Ann's My name is memory book and I really loved it. Unfortunately the same didn't happen with this book.
This book was such a cliche! From the title you can guess where this story goes and then when you read you have the whole picture, except the end. As always you have three best friends - two sisters and a boy. After growing up together their lives divide. Few years later they all get back to the place where they grow up. Only now things are slightly complicated. They aren't kids anymore and some feelings start to emerge. Just to say, there is not love triangle in this book. Thank Goodness! But still the love story gets complicated. In the meantime some, I must add unexpected, things happen. This was one plus to the story. Another is the sentences. The whole writing, with long narrations I didn't like, but some sentences were lovely. For people who like meaningful and beautiful sentence, have a piece of paper while you're reading this.
You could possibly enjoy this book while you're at the beach. It's easy read with shallow characters and love story. I'm not person for that type of the book (nor I read it at the beach). As you can see huge disappointment this book was for me....more
It's not a secret that I'm a huge (if you don't mind the biggest) fan of this series. Ever since I got a chanceReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
It's not a secret that I'm a huge (if you don't mind the biggest) fan of this series. Ever since I got a chance to read Lichgates I was fascinated with Ourea and the whole fantasy world that this series has to offer.
While in Lichgates I got to meet the world and Kara mostly, Treason brought some new twists to the whole story. I got to see the bad side of power and all the different plots in the kingdoms so I couldn't wait for more. So when Boyce send me the ARC of Heritage I stopped everything just to read it. I was not disappointed.
Being back to Ourea felt like coming back home from a long trip. With all betrayals and reveals that happened things calmed a bit in this world but still power is something that many dream off and finding someone to trust can be pretty hard. With all that Kara has got a bigger role to play and a bigger responsibility to carry. Plus Braeden is not by her side all the time any more and she must fight and learn. She must find her strength and learn how to control everything she has.
Besides the whole fantasy concept that still fascinates me maybe even more with every book, the relationship between Kara and Braeden is something that made me love this story even more. He, for sure, is high on my list of fictional boyfriends and Kara who is fierce but at the same time real made them a perfect match - I couldn't but support them and cheer for them throughout the whole book.
Even though I have got my dose of Ourea my cravings are still enormous and I cannot wait to read the final installment of this story - Illusion. Only Boyce no more heart-attacks. I'm watching you!
***NOTE: Copy of this book is kindly provided by the author S.M. Boyce 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....more
Review posted at Ja čitam, a ti? where you can also win an ebook copy of both Lichgates and Treason.
Considering that I'd discovered Lichgates by accidReview posted at Ja čitam, a ti? where you can also win an ebook copy of both Lichgates and Treason.
Considering that I'd discovered Lichgates by accident my love for this series has been even more special. I had high expectations of Treason and I couldn't wait to read it. Well you can only imagine how happy I was with this book.
Being back in Ourea was special. Seeing the world and its magic again made me so happy. It was painful to wait all this time to see what would happen with Kara and Braeden, especially when I've started to really like them both. Kara is really strong and I must say powerful girl. Even though she still haven't found herself and even though she still felt pain for leaving her world she must be strong. The only person who was there for her all the time was the one she cannot have cause she cannot bear to lose him as well. Braeden wasn't happy for that be he must understand how it was for her. He did but he wouldn't give up, and for that boy you have got me!
It's hard to tell you more about the story cause I don't want to spoil anything for you. When you read Lichgates and discover this whole new world you'll be amused with its magic and power. Treason is different. I mean magic is still there don't worry, but here main characters grow and you meet them better. Trying to save Ourea is not so easy when you have such kings. The complicated relations between them and a lot of aspects will make you confused. You don't know who to trust. Mostly when you also have your family that don't care for you but only for power. They're your blood and in a world where bloodline means so much it's not easy to go against them.
Basically Treason picks up where Lichgates ends. Be ready for new adventures and also for a new fights, not only those physical but also emotional. I loved every single page of this book. Boyce once again did amazing job. *standing ovations*...more
because my friends I've been waiting for this book for months. I could get the ebookReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Lemme tell you something...
because my friends I've been waiting for this book for months. I could get the ebook in English any time I wanted, but I was looking for translated copy so that mum and friends can read it too. But someone had other plans. So I finally gave up and took the ebook. Luckily the book was worth waiting.
This doesn't fit the typical genre I read, as it's more woman's fiction, but I make exception from time to time. The reason I picked this one was because everyone said it was really emotional and I love emotional books. They were right, as this book is one of those that'll make you cry.
Here we have a story about a girl Lou who has been stuck in every way possible. Stuck in the small town with the small life, whit the same boyfriend for years and in the same room which was getting too small for her. We also have a story about Will who was complete opposite. He lived the life everyone could admire. Being young and successful in his business, having any girl he wanted and going to any adventure he could think of. Until one day everything was taken from him after the car accident. Irony in life is when you take some much risks and then get cut by accident. Now he became stuck too, in wheelchairs and his desire not to live. But they've got a lot of things to learn from each other.
Don't be tricked and expect some great romance novel for the beach, as it's not that. It has some romantic parts, but it's more about life and taking chances and finding yourself. Lou needed to crash the walls that were built around her life and learn how to live. This is a book that will teach you that it's never too late in life, it's never to late to live....more
Nothing much to add after first book. Still the same thing. Story itself is not bad. It's interesting and maybe even childish but still you can enjoyNothing much to add after first book. Still the same thing. Story itself is not bad. It's interesting and maybe even childish but still you can enjoy it. My problem is with writing, this is not something that I expected. Even though James is maybe better narrator than Dee, still this book didn't manage to touch me. I expect more from next book in this series. ...more
Beautiful Disaster was something special to me. I believe it was the first New Adult book to me even though I had no idea what that meant at the time. Lately all NA stories are somehow the same. But I don't believe we'll get another Travis cause that boy is unique. I can't say that I love him or hate him. I understand him somehow which is the only thing that matters.
I was even more happy to read this story cause I've read Beautiful Disaster a year or so ago so remembering all the drama was nice and intense. I got to see some other things here and it was good but besides that it was nothing new. I don't know what have I expected.
Another thing is that while you're reading this some time after you've got through the previous book in series you're good. You'll enjoy and remember some things. Problem is for people who are reading this right after they have finished the previous book in this series. I don't think they'll enjoy. But it's up to them to decide....more
You all have heard amazing things about this one. I know, me too. I have nothing less amazing to say, I must admReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
You all have heard amazing things about this one. I know, me too. I have nothing less amazing to say, I must admit. But I also don't see point in telling you that with repeating amazing all the time. So let me tell you a story.*wink*
After hearing all about how amazing this book is, only logical thing to do is to visit the NetGalley and request it! The same day I was approved. You can only imagine my joy! So then I started reading and I was like
every tenth word was a mystery for me. It's funny though how lately I got used to English more than my own language. So it reminded me of the time I started reading books in English and also that no matter how much I got better at that there was still bunch of things I had no clue about. Nah, well. So I put this book aside and read some other books. Until few days ago.
But do you wanna know what really made me pick this book again? Look at this
[image error] (someone is really good at photoshopping *grin*)
So yes that was the reason that (long ago, in this kingdom by the sea...) made me finish this book. Absurd I know, and I have no idea why this. But it was so funny to see this picture and it was time for me to read this book. Besides publication date was close so..*grin* I'll stop blabbing now and do some actual work here. There are books with slow and confusing starts and this is one of them. But as soon as you pass all those complications aka first 50 and something pages you start enjoying this book. Because can feel its magic. You can picture sea-dragons and thunder tigers and much more. But this is not only a story about magic and another culture, it's also a story about higher goals, about opening your eyes and seeing beyond what you've been thought. It's a story about getting over your fears and using your power. Most of all it's a story and world you haven't heard of before and at the end of all that it'll make you cry. I must admit that I don't know much about Asia or any culture similar to this one so I have no idea if any of this is actually mentioned somewhere before. Truth to be told I'm afraid to do the research cause I want to to believe that Jay Kristoff really invented all of this. Because at the end of the day he can say
That's how you write something amazing and more than innovative. Something that deserves 5 stars!
*I know I used too many Sheldon gifs for one review, but I ain't even sorry.
***NOTE: Copy of this book is kindly provided by publisher, St. Martin's Press, via NetGalley. Thank you so much!!! I'm not paid to write this review - I do it as a lover of written word. All opinions in this review are personal....more
You can see disappointment written all over my face. *sigh* This is not what I expected from this book or from Maggie in general. The thing I liked thYou can see disappointment written all over my face. *sigh* This is not what I expected from this book or from Maggie in general. The thing I liked the most in The Wolves of Mercy Falls series is writing. It was so beautiful and so poetic that I couldn't stop reading those books. I expected the same from this series but well that's not the case. I'm guessing that this book is written before The Wolves of Mercy Falls. For me writing here wasn't poetic it was like others words just words, no emotions. Don't get me wrong this series is nice and sweet and that story about fairies is also interesting but this is not the book that you can't stop reading. I thought that is because I have translated version but I've found some chapters in English and no it's not the translation. I hope that Ballad will be better. ...more
Let me tell you something. When my friend Zemira here, tells you that you must read some book you are most likely to do it for two reasons. First is tLet me tell you something. When my friend Zemira here, tells you that you must read some book you are most likely to do it for two reasons. First is that the book really is awesome and second is that she will be talking about that book all the time in order to tell you how awesome it is just because she doesn't want you to miss such a great book. But whatever reason it is for those books I'll always be grateful to her.
Now about the book. Where to start? Probably from the beginning. First thing I've noticed about this book is that is really readable. Chapters are interesting, while you're reading about present always some story bumps out and it's explained mostly in that past chapter. Second thing are events. Basically you can't wait to see what's going to happen next. You want to skip some parts just to find out, but again you can't skip anything cause everything is interesting. You just want to see the whole story. Then there is the end, just perfect. I couldn't imagine anything else. Two things I like the most are those two dialogues near the end of the book. Just at the right place and just wow!
Now I'm talking too much. This book is mind blowing and also emotional wreck (you'll become one after this as well). This is also one of those books that I'll keep wondering "what would I do if I were her". Just sit down and you'll read it in one sitting.
No more talking, turn this off and go to read the book! ...more
I found this book in the library. Yap, another wondering around the shelves. Anyway, I won't write review, mostly cause I dunno how to do that. Only tI found this book in the library. Yap, another wondering around the shelves. Anyway, I won't write review, mostly cause I dunno how to do that. Only thing that bothers me here is that the author is playing with my childhood, actually with fairy tales from my childhood. That is like trying to pass a minefield. Unfortunately I hate some changes that the author made, even though I know that those changes were necessary, but still I can't just turn a blind-eye to that. ...more
This book literally has it's ups and downs. Some parts of the book are so boring that I just wanted to skip them, but I didn't, while others are reallThis book literally has it's ups and downs. Some parts of the book are so boring that I just wanted to skip them, but I didn't, while others are really interesting. I won't say much as other girls are still reading this, but let's say that the second half of the book is way much better than the first half. I expected a lot more of this book, cause I've heard only great things about it. Basically the story is not bad itself but those 400 and something pages are maybe too much. Few things I just don't like. First is the writing. Uh it gave me headaches sometimes cause I see intention to sound archaic but the result is not the best. Other is relationship between main characters, it's just, dunno how to explain. But at some point in the middle of the book I couldn't understand it. Later it gets better, but that later is at the end of the book. Needless to say I don't know if I'll read the next book as this story, for me, has perfect ending. ...more
This is my first book about plane crash so I honestly had no idea what to expect. My first thoughts were connecReview also posted @ Ja čitam, a ti?
This is my first book about plane crash so I honestly had no idea what to expect. My first thoughts were connected with a TV show Lost, cause I used to be a big fan of it. Anyway I was really excited to read this one.
First things you notice in this book is dual POV which is for me an interesting thing. I like it when there are more POVs in a book but of course it means that female writer has to get inside man's head or vice versa. I think that in this cause the work is done pretty well.
As you see in the blurb we have two main characters. Anna the thirty-year-old teacher and T.J. seventeen-year-old student. Everything starts when one year T.J.'s family goes to vocation on Maldives and they hire Anna to tutor their son cause he lost a lot of school time. The reason for that is his cancer. As any other teen T.J. is not happy to spend his holiday like that cause he missed his friends and teen life. Anna on the other side is tired of waiting for her boyfriend to propose and decides that some distance between them is necessary. The problems starts when during their trip to island T.J. and Anna survive the plane crash and soon they're stuck on the isolated island. At the beginning they hoped that the help was coming but as time passed by their hopes disappeared. Being stuck there they have no other option than to find a way to survive. After few months they get into routine and their life on the island becomes bearable. But being alone leaves them a lot of time for thinking about life and everything in general. Soon their lives gets more and more complicated.
I must admit that I was really surprised with this book. It was really readable and easy to follow. It didn't blow my mind or anything but for this type of a book it really has got high rating. This book is perfect for relaxing and enjoying your read without a lot of thinking.
***NOTE: Copy of this book is kindly provided by publisher, Penguin Group , via NetGalley. Thank you. I'm not paid for writing a review - I do it as a lover of written word. All opinions in this review are personal....more