I knew that this woman could write, but she was never one of my favorites. My friend Zemira loved her from her very first book, but she was always...jI knew that this woman could write, but she was never one of my favorites. My friend Zemira loved her from her very first book, but she was always...just good to me. Well, things change! Dear Mrs Fisher, after reading this book, I bow to you!
Where should I start... Margo Moon... Margo the Murderess... She is in my marrow. I adore her and you can call me demented but I would always help her to kill every beast she finds. I approve every act she did or will do.
"I was not born this way. I was not born with the capacity to murder. Life brought it out in me."
"There are monsters in this world. We all know this to be true. They come in all shapes and sizes. From every walk of life. Some smile lovingly as they stare you in the face, while others sneak and come at you from behind. How do you fight a monster? Send in another monster, of course.
Judah Grant is sweety. He is Margo´s neighbour and he is always positive person in depressing neighborhood although he lives with a disability. He is the sense of right that keeps the beast of Margo from madness. He is caring, witty and his friendship pulls her out of her marrow-darkness.
I questioned everything, anything, and all while reading this book. The story is mysterious, dark and complex. Just when you think you know where it is going, she throws in another twist. She pushed all my hard limits and I thank her for that.
Just try reading a few of these quotes and NOT read the book... "Sadness is an emotion you can trust. It is stronger than all of the other emotions. It makes happiness look fickle and untrustworthy. It pervades, lasts longer, and replaces the good feelings with such an eloquent ease you don’t even feel the shift until you are suddenly wrapped in its chains."
"...humans are built to live with pain. Weak people let their pain choke them to a slow, emotional death. Strong people use that pain, Margo. They use it as fuel."
"Children are vastly overlooked. Their importance underestimated by their size."
"Reject me, and I´ll look elsewhere. I´l just cast less and less of my pearls before swine each time"
" I want to implore you not to hurt yourselves.Not to cut your skin, or swallow pills, or drink to drown pain. Not to hand yourselves over so easily to men for validation. Stop feeling useless and worthless. Stop drowning in regret. Stop listening to the persistent voice of your past failures. You were that child once, who Margo would have killed for. Fight for yourselves. You have a right to live, and to live well. You´ll inherit flaws; you´ll develop new ones. And that´s okay. Wear them, own them, use them to survive. Don´t kill others; don´t kill yourselves. Be bold about your right to be loved. And most importantly, don´t be ashamed of where you´ve come from, or the mistakes you´ve made. In blindness, love will exhume you."
4 stars...5 stars...4,5 stars.. My professional deformations is to always give a higher rating, so to be true to myself, Ill give this amazing book 5 s4 stars...5 stars...4,5 stars.. My professional deformations is to always give a higher rating, so to be true to myself, I´ll give this amazing book 5 splendid stars!
I loved these characters, Alex is my hero and my girl crush, I admire her. And I loved Blue Eyed Boy or Miles. The story is definitely something different and writing style is really good.
Good work Mrs Zappia! Can´t wait your next book! You have another follower...
“Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you've been in before - you will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall,the books on “Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you've been in before - you will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall,the books on the shelves, the contents of drawers: You could find your way around in the dark if you had to.”
Oh God... I´ll give this fabulous book 5 shining stars! I would give a thousand splendid Suns for this book if I only could! And I´m not talking about the book with the same name. I would give golden medal, platinum record, everything! I'll Give You The Sun is phenomenal. Absolutely breathtaking!
It's been a long time since a novel has made me feel so much, so many, emotions. And I´m just overwhelmed. This is a luminous book. Reading this is like the sunlight is being poured over your head.
What we have here? Let´s see... We have twins (Noah and Jude), two hearts who share the same artistic soul, and this soul becomes shattered into pieces after one awful tragedy. We have soul mates that will make your heart tremble. And than we have one perfect gay couple and so so many secrets. We have artistic types with broken hearts, extreme superstition that borders psychosis or OCD and we have taboo themes. Nothing is how it seems to be. This story is going to break your heart and make you smile and cry. And you´re gonna like it.
Thank you, Jandy, for creating this wonderful gift for us.
Have you read I'll Give You the Sun yet? If you haven't, then there is no other way out. You have to read this. Do yourself a favor and read this book NOW. I can guarantee you won't regret it. ...more
Dear Book, you broke my heart yet I'm loving you with all the broken pieces...
"I was alive. I burned brightly. And then I died, but notDear Book, you broke my heart yet I'm loving you with all the broken pieces...
"I was alive. I burned brightly. And then I died, but not really. Because someone like me cannot, will not, die like everyone else. I linger like the legends of the Blue Hole. I will always be here, in the offerings and people I left behind."
"May your eye go to the Sun, To the wind your soul... You are all the colors in one, at full brightness."
"But that´s not him, don´t you see? People like Theodore Finch don´t die. He´s just wandering."
What a great book. Perfect reading. Cant write review right now cause I must find a second book...What a great book. Perfect reading. Can´t write review right now cause I must find a second book......more
"I´m convinced that hell has an intercom system and the buzz of my alarm clock is played at full volume on repeat against the screams of all the lost souls."
I have mixed feelings about the current novella trend in fiction. Shorter works featuring secondary characters from a successful full-length book or covering a discrete span of time before/after the action. Problem is that the novella is a specific prose form that isn't always easy to carry off. Longer than a short story, shorter than a novel,it requires careful plotting to get the pacing right. But you don´t have to worry about that things while reading Colleen´s novellas. They are perfect.
Maybe Not tell us a story about side characters of Maybe Someday, Warren and Bridgette who are everything but not ordinary. They are odd, goofy, silly, evil, mean...The author developed this characters in such a way that you must loved them. Colleen Hoover has such a brilliant writing style and I highly recommend all her books!
Without giving too much away, as I do not appreciate those who give reviews and spoil the storyline, I will say this novella is not just about Warren's story. It´s quite funny and enjoyable read for fans of a well-written story, well-crafted characters who make you warm in your belly and laugh out loud.
This is one that is on the MUST read shelf for anyone who wants to giggle, snort, and grin the silliest of grins for a long time after finishing the book. ...more
My note to Brant, Lee and all the other guys from this book:
Unexpected things are those that change our lifes, and if I had to choose one word to descMy note to Brant, Lee and all the other guys from this book:
Unexpected things are those that change our lifes, and if I had to choose one word to describe this book it would be UNEXPECTED.
Books that are out of the ordinary have their own special appeal and this book I consider the unusual, the bizarre, and the new.
Firstly I hated the main female character , pretentious Layana. She was so much like Olivia from The Opportunistor Amy in second part of book Gone Girl. She is rich and spoiled, rotten cheater and you tell me, what a female character is allowed to get away with behaviour that? Well, this girl can get away with this! Why? I don´t want to tell you because i want that you all read this book.She is a main female characters who exhibits great resilience and courage. And I loved it!
Brant? Brant Sharp is a self-made billionaire, a true genius, and major philanthropist that just also happens to be gorgeous. A classical too good to be true male character. And...he has a big dark secret. And there comes Lee, our tortured hero. And then we have one wicked aunt/bitch Jilian.
Secrets, cheating and love triangle. You think you heard it all. Boy you are so wrong!
Alexandra Torre is obviously an evil genius when it comes to dropping small hints that aren’t really hints and making you HOPE for things you shouldn’t hope for. She is an excellent author. My point is that Black Lies is a total masterpiece. You think you know, but you have no idea until you read it.
Black Lies gets FIVE deliciously deceptive stars from me! ...more
Well, well, well...What have I just read? I butterflying love my girl Glass who recommended this book to me and I love Collleen Hoover and I love this book and Ridge and Warren and everything in between...
"I just punched a girl in the face. Not just any girl. My best friend. My roommate"
I generaly don´t like the books about cheating, but this book was something different. This book is beautiful representation of love, devotion and loyalty and all the pitfalls that can happen in your life. Colleen Hoover has such a unique writing style and I absolutely love reading her stories. They include romance and humor and some very quirky characters! The secondary characters were equally as complex and amazing. Each of them brought something special to this book. What makes Maybe Someday especially special and different is the soundtrack that goes along with it. Being able to listen to Griffin Peterson sing the amazing songs that go with the story brought the characters and the story to life.
This book ruined all other books for me. It shattered my heart into pieces and then filled it up so much I felt like it was going to burst. I had such an emotional reaction to this book that I couldn´t start another one until I worked through the emotions this book brought out in me.
This is one that is on the MUST read shelf for anyone who wants to giggle, snort, cry and grin the silliest of grins for a long time after finishing the book.
“There are only twenty-six letters in the English alphabet. You would think there would only be so much you could do with twenty-six letters. You would think there were only so many ways those letters could make you feel when mixed up and shoved together to make words. However, there are infinite ways those twenty-six letters can make a person feel, and this song is living proof. I’ll never understand how a few simple words strung together can change a person, but this song, these words, are completely changing me. I feel like my maybe someday just became my right now.”
Colleen has somehow used these 26 letters to make me live, breathe, and truly feel the emotions in this story and I´m thankful her for that.
Tommorow is my birthday, Im due to give birth in 3 days and I'm scared to hell, so why the fuck Im torturing myself with this kind of books? Let's beTommorow is my birthday, I´m due to give birth in 3 days and I'm scared to hell, so why the fuck I´m torturing myself with this kind of books? Let's be honest, this book is really great (thank you Tanja), but obviously, I'm a masochist... ...more
"The road called life is long and winding. There are curves. Bumpes along the way. And sometimes...
Sometimes youre speeding through it, missing the sign"The road called life is long and winding. There are curves. Bumpes along the way. And sometimes...
Sometimes you´re speeding through it, missing the signs and by the time you reach the end of it you have thoughts, recollections, and moments where you realize you haven´t really lived.
And that´s the thing about life. It goes way too fast. At least mine did..."
I waited so long to read this book and I have to admit that it was worth every minute of waiting. When I saw the cover first time, I thought it would be just another romantic happy ending. Boy, I was wrong...
Imagine modern Romeo and Juliet. Imagine what would happen if Romeo and Juliet were set in 1950s in America. Than put Juliet in Psych ward and see what will happen...
I can´t summarize the amazing experience I have had while reading this book. This series is one of my all-time favorites!
This time I don´t won´t to write long review with many reasons why you should read this book/series. Please my friends, trust me on this one and just read it.
This book has stolen my attention right from its very first line. Its stunning, scary, unReview posted on Way Too Hot Books
This book just blew me away!
This book has stolen my attention right from its very first line. It´s stunning, scary, unpredictable and beautiful. This book is a definite MUST HAVE!
An older man and a teenage girl. Bittersweet romance. Your first thought must be Lolita? High school teacher and troubled student. Sounds like a recipe for disaster or at least some jail time. But, although situations like this would ordinarily cause me to cringe because I´m a school teacher, I actually felt... hope for these two tragically broken people... This is a taboo romance story with student-teacher relationship in which there are no stereotypical predators or victims. These people are damaged, but are they monsters in this book? No, they just made some bad decisions and this sure is their complicated love story. Monsters are some other characters who ruined their lives in the start.
The story is told in Jenna's voice as she "confesses" the truth of an incident into a policeman's tape recorder. Her family is dysfunctional (Psycho dad/cheater, alchocolic mother, grandfather- pedophile, a brother away at war...) and she finds escape in delusions and pain (selfharm). She is a cutter and she spend some time in Psycho ward. Then she moves to a new school and meets Mr. Anderson. He becomes the only one who sees her and brings her to the truth, but he is just as broken as she is...
" I´d never heard a man cry before, Bob, but...it´s awful. (...) I think some man aren´t used to it and don´t know what to do with all that feeling. Their emotions are hexane ignited in their chests and rips them apart, and then they feel like they´re going to die-just as something was dying, at that moment in Mitch."
Two of them pull strength from each other's tragedies... but, at the same time, they destroy each other and themselves.
“They call it the drowning instinct. It´s when drowning doesn´t look like drowning. In real life, if the water´s very cold, a person can´t help but gasp. It´s reflex. The thing is as soon as water hits your lungs, your throat closes off, even it the water´s warm. Your body´s trying to protect itself, and the reality is that a lot more people suffocate than truly drown. Regardless, to people on land, especially when you´re really close to the end, you don´t look like you´re in trouble. You don´t scream, but that´s because you can ´t, and you don´t wave your arms either or expend a lot of energy flailing. You´re just there. So people don´t notice that you´re drowning. That´s me. I think I´ve been drowning all this time and doing it so quietly, even I didn´t know it.”
My favorite part is the ending:
"You probably want me to regret Mitch. You want me to see that he lied, was some kind of predator; that I´m the victim, like you said. But Mitch was broken, too, in his way and just as much a hostage to his past and his mistakes. Maybe by trying to fix me, he was also healing himself in the only way he knew how. Oh, I can just hear you now. You and every therapist who ever lived will say that I´m rationalizing, that I´ve identified with a monster, just like those kids do who are kidnapped and live in a cage for twenty years. You´ll want to see me as damaged somehow, and then you´ll try to cure me. Well, I got news for you, Bobby-o. Cured is just synonym for coming around to your way of thinking. Cured is the word you use when I finally agree. But here´s the problem with that, Bobby-o. You and the therapists can yammer until you´re blue in the face, but I just can´t agree with you and probably never will. Because Mitch gave me love. He handed me back my life and that doesn´t make me a victim."
Ilsa J. Bick has a way with words. This is possibly one of the most emotionally intense books I have ever read. This story has a bittersweet romance and a plot that leads you on an emotional roller coaster.
I recommend it to anyone who wants to read something that is neither black nor white, but just like the real life, very very grey....more