Auden wrote that when the boy falls from the sky after calamity after calamity, he still has a future somewhere and that theres no point in dwellingAuden wrote that when the boy falls from the sky after calamity after calamity, he still has a future somewhere and that there´s no point in dwelling on one´s loss. But did he suffer this? Would he have written that if he had lived in my life?
Bye bye book slump! Well hello there sexy Royal brothers! I loved it! Bully meets Dusty meets Addicted series!
Ella is my hero! She´s a real badass and her story grabs you from page 1 and you won't be able to stop reading. Let´s get it strait: it isn´t one of my best-books-ever. This book isn't life changing but it's definitely entertaining. It was well written and I liked the characters. The story is interesting and kept me wondering what would happen next.
Five incredible, masterful, infuriating stars for this book!...more
Well, I must say this was an interesting read. From the Jinni to the ghoul, from earth to Arjinna, from Malek to Raif, Exquisite Captive is somethingWell, I must say this was an interesting read. From the Jinni to the ghoul, from earth to Arjinna, from Malek to Raif, Exquisite Captive is something different. I highly recommend it....more
Yes, I had some issues with pedophile-sounding things and characters, but all in all it's a book worth of 5 stars. And my girl, ups...dude Dani is defYes, I had some issues with pedophile-sounding things and characters, but all in all it's a book worth of 5 stars. And my girl, ups...dude Dani is definition of girl-power! She's cocky,reckless, unpredictable and hyperactive, but in the same time she's so wise, loyal and dependable. She is the Shit and I loved reading from her POV. Btw, what's all that fuss about Ryodan? I don't get it. I even don't like him. Dancer is the best guy here! My simpaties goes to Christian too....more
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."
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."
This is an amazing book. It reminds me a lot on Before I Fall. An emotional rollercoaster is an understatement. Fall into Place definitely deserves aThis is an amazing book. It reminds me a lot on Before I Fall. An emotional rollercoaster is an understatement. Fall into Place definitely deserves a standing ovation because the author, Amy Zhang, is a high-school student! Bravo!!! *.*
This book didn't blow me away. I really enjoyed it, but I'm not overcome with emotion or anything. It's quite long and slowpaced book. Most of the timeThis book didn't blow me away. I really enjoyed it, but I'm not overcome with emotion or anything. It's quite long and slowpaced book. Most of the time I spent waiting for something to happen, but all the action was in the last hundred pages. After Shadow & Bone I was hoping for more, but never the less the conflict in Siege and Storm is extremely engaging. My favorite character of this book, and of the series is Sturmhond a.k.a. privateer or grand duke Nikolai. The golden-eyed twins, Tamar and Tolya are also new favorites of mine. Alina is fantastic heroine, and Mal...hmmm I should probably talk about him too, but I´m so conflicted by him. The Darkling's role isn't nearly as big this time around as it was in the first book, but his presence is always felt. My favorite villain Darkling in this book turned into a seductive kind of Voldemort. I need more of him in the next book....more
Predictable. Confusing. A little bit boring. This woman is a great poetic writer, but...this kind of story, this hybrid genre (mix of fairy tales, adulPredictable. Confusing. A little bit boring. This woman is a great poetic writer, but...this kind of story, this hybrid genre (mix of fairy tales, adult fiction, fantasy, historical fiction...), if it can be called that, just isn't my thing. ...more
TWO CHAPTERS in and I could not put this book down! I really hate bullies, but I love this story. To say the two main characters, Tate and Jared The BTWO CHAPTERS in and I could not put this book down! I really hate bullies, but I love this story. To say the two main characters, Tate and Jared The Bully, had sparks is putting it mildly. I found myself re-reading the same page over and over- it was THAT good. Ms Douglas surely pens plenty of tasteful, hot scenes that keep the pages turning. If you enjoy new adult books and especially if you love a new adult love story, this is an amazing tale for you. It reminds me a lot on The Secret of Ella and Micha, but it´s way better. This was the first book by Penelope Douglas and I must say I will be looking for more books by her. I highly recommend this book!...more
Reading this book was like listening most hauntingly beautiful and sad song. You know it will make you sad and leave you heartbroken, but you cant stoReading this book was like listening most hauntingly beautiful and sad song. You know it will make you sad and leave you heartbroken, but you can´t stop even if it hurts. We, masochistic readers, we know it, we understand it... and still, we do it. All we can do is suffer the pain, and tell ourselves it was well worth it. Sad things can be beautiful. That´s exactly what Autumn said and noone understood her. Well, Autumn and Ms Nowlin, we understand you and we appreciate the pain. It was well worth it...
Well, there was one weird girl...
...and she fell in love with her best friend but she didn't notice him like that.
...And than there was one big misunderstanding and they grew apart. They grew apart for four long years even though they saw each other on a daily basis.
“I've loved him my whole life, and somewhere along the way, that love didn't change but grew. It grew to fill the parts of me that I did not have when I was a child. It grew with every new longing of my body and desire until there was not a piece of me that did not love him. And when I look at him, there is no other feeling in me.”
...And just when life finally brought them together, this star-crossed lovers were separated by cruel fate.
I can see some of the roses still blooming in my mother´s garden. Brown on the edges and bright in other colors, their petals drooping downward, dying just as their lives have begun. They stayed past their time, and I´ve realized that I have too.
Do you want to know how they were separated? Just read this book! I promise you, you won't regret it! ...more
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
So often books are predictable and repetitive or are same ole same ole. This book was nothing like that. Its unusual, interesting and something differeSo often books are predictable and repetitive or are same ole same ole. This book was nothing like that. It´s unusual, interesting and something different. I really enjoy reading things that make me think, that entertain me because they're actually interesting, or that have a story line that is a page-turner. This book was simply beautiful: dangerous, mystical and poetic. Maybe there's something here that would interest you, too....more