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."
If you want hot & light reading with a sexy Irish hero, who has some deliciously filthy thoughts and a funny nerdy heroine, this is something youIf you want hot & light reading with a sexy Irish hero, who has some deliciously filthy thoughts and a funny nerdy heroine, this is something you need to pick up....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."
"Rapists were supposed to be disgusting, with bad teeth, beer guts, small dicks, and hairy backs. At least, thats how my innocent brain had pictured"Rapists were supposed to be disgusting, with bad teeth, beer guts, small dicks, and hairy backs. At least, that´s how my innocent brain had pictured them. Men whose interior ugliness showed on their exterior flesh. Again, I used to be so naive. The worst monsters are the ones that don´t look like monsters, because they fool you into complacency with their beauty. While you´re busy mooning over their six-pack or their dazzling baby blues, they sneak up behind you, hit you over the head with a club, and drag you back to their cave. It´s been that way since the dawn of man. Since the age of neanderthal. I know that, now."
This book is disturbing on so many levels. I like it......more
It started pretty boring. This girl, Keaton, is really messed up and stupid (if you ask me). She has some issues and she's making all the wrong decisiIt started pretty boring. This girl, Keaton, is really messed up and stupid (if you ask me). She has some issues and she's making all the wrong decisions...
The story has some loopholes and I didn´t expect much from it but then it turned out to be a major mind-fuck!
I recommend it to my friends with slightly different taste for mind-fuck books. It reminded me a bit on Dark Duet series.
“They were always meant to be together, one boy and one girl, two hearts split into two, sent to far-off lands on their own. For God wanted to see if“They were always meant to be together, one boy and one girl, two hearts split into two, sent to far-off lands on their own. For God wanted to see if true love could be tested. He wanted to see if two halves of one soul could find each other again, even against the odds. Years would pass. They would both be hurt. They would both be sad, but one day, when they least expected it, they would stumble into each other’s paths. The question is: would they recognize each other’s soul? And would they find their way back to love…?”
Nice story, but all in all, nothing special or unseen....more
“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
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...
“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
This quote was on my mi“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
This quote was on my mind the whole time I read this novella so I just had to write it down.
Let´s see. First I just have to say that I didn't have high expectations for this series, and boy was I wrong. My apologies to the authors and all the fans.
This is 1,5 novella in the Addicted series by Krista and Becca Ritchie and it takes place immediately after the end of Addicted to You (Book 1) and ends just prior to the start of Addicted for Now (Book 2). Lily and Lo, our favorite addicts, are being separated for 3 months. While Lo is in rehab, she is trying to cope with her own addiction and is trying to reconnect with her family. It's a difficult read about a sex and an alcohol addiction, but the bond between Lily and Lo is pretty awesome. They both are exhausted and they are feeling lost by their loved one's addiction struggles. This book (novella) provides a rare look into the manic mind of a struggling addict. I could feel their emotions almost to a point where I felt love for the addict. Their struggles and emotions are so gripping. I've never experienced an addiction like in this series. One of the things I like the most about this book though were Lily's flashbacks of her and Lo. You get more insight of their relationship and how it was back then when they were younger and it's just so interesting and sweet. They were in love for so long and they didn´t even know that.
To cut a long story short: -original storyline -great writing style -wonderful set of characters (especially Rose and Connor Cobalt, Ryke & Daisy were a bit annoying to me).
These books are just addicting...just as the title/series says.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “You don't make me miserable. You make me want to live. And I want to live with you.”...more
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
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
"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