Truly the greatest love stories I've ever read. Made me smile and cry at the same time, and my emotions are still running wild. Can't find words to de...moreTruly the greatest love stories I've ever read. Made me smile and cry at the same time, and my emotions are still running wild. Can't find words to describe this book, so I let it be. Loved it!(less)
First of all, I've never heard of Sarah Addison Allen and felt quite pleased when I read this book from her, made me want to buy the two other books s...moreFirst of all, I've never heard of Sarah Addison Allen and felt quite pleased when I read this book from her, made me want to buy the two other books she's wrote. And I'm going to.
The book tells a story of little town called Mullaby. The town is filled with secrets and hidden happiness which are meant to be found by a girl called Emily Benedict. Emily moves in with her grand dad just to find out all the riddles that her mother had been keeping from her for her entire life. She find out that there's lot of things that she didn't know about her mother, but are those things positive or not, the story will tell it sooner or later.
I personally have to say that this was a book that made me cry for the feeling of happiness for a long time, a truly magical story that made me feel good and happy. It's always a nice to read a book that has a happy ending, no matter what.
It was actually quite refreshing to read something else from Rowling beside Harry Potter. This book is clearly aimed towards adults and that it surely...moreIt was actually quite refreshing to read something else from Rowling beside Harry Potter. This book is clearly aimed towards adults and that it surely was.
Sad story, giving the pleasure to cry and laugh at the same time. Really, really liked it. (less)
**spoiler alert** Finally, I've closed the book - and have to remind you - with a smile.
This third book of Mortal Instruments was probably the best bo...more**spoiler alert** Finally, I've closed the book - and have to remind you - with a smile.
This third book of Mortal Instruments was probably the best book of all three of them. Not that the other two weren't good aswell, but this one had that kind of happy ending that just made you smile and the smiling continued the next couple hours. So that's why I gave this one five stars.
If I were pissed off about Jace and Cary being brother and sister, it all came into an end in this book. Surprise, surprise, after all, they were not siblins. Plus all the other relationships started to get together as well, and also the "bad guy" died, like he should. I do have to say that there were just less about that demons vs. Downworlders+Shadowhunters fight that i actually waited for about half of the book and it was over in ten minutes. Blah. Still, don't complain because Clary and Jace are now happily together!
Clary's mother, Jocelyn was one great surprise on this book when she finally woke up from her..state and got herself in Idris with the rest of the Shadowhunters. And Luke also got what he had waited for so many years; Jocelyn.
Can't even write a proper review right now because of my hype, but yes, the ending was so cross with all the love that flooded from every page to your mind and with its gross happy ending, but if the book - well the whole trilogy - would have ended in some other way, i would have been quite disappointed. Great to know that everthing went well and everyone got what they wanted - or deserved.
Great ending, I'm already waiting for the next one.(less)
Have to sit down for a few minutes and write an review, been lazy with those lately..
First I have to say that Robert Langdon is a player, he surely kn...moreHave to sit down for a few minutes and write an review, been lazy with those lately..
First I have to say that Robert Langdon is a player, he surely knows how to find a way into women's hearts. I mean, everyone describes him as a handsome professor and instantly fells in love with him. Eh..
Dan Brown has surely wrote another book that instantly grasps its readers with him from the first page right until the end of the book. It's quite hard to but a book down since every chapter ends in a way that you simply can't ignore another one. There's nothing that I appreciate more than a book that has thrilling moments, moments that keeps your heart racing faster with every word you read. These kind of stories reminds me quite well why I love to read and why I do love to drown into stories that are hidden inside hard covers of a book.
Though this only got published, I'm still hoping Dan Brown would return with another book that has the best character he has ever created - Robert Langdon. (less)
It's a shame that you can't give half stars in here, because this would have gotten 4½ stars most definately.
When I bought the book, I thought that th...moreIt's a shame that you can't give half stars in here, because this would have gotten 4½ stars most definately.
When I bought the book, I thought that this seems quite shor novel to be read, but oh how wrong I was. For the last twenty pages, I cried for multiply reasons. For happiness, sadness, joy and sorrow.
The whole book is based on one night, to an endless night for August Brill who is recovering from a car accident and is having trouble sleeping. So, he tells himself stories, interesting ones that has nothing and everything to do with his own life, his past. It all ends to a conversation with his grand-daughter, his life spilled in the end of the book for the readers.
Paul Auster has indeed managed to write a story, that keeps breaking readers heart, constantly driving the reader into tears. Probably one of the best book I've ever read. (less)
I have to start by saying that if you are considering reading this book and you've seen the movie, try to ignore the movie from your mind because this...moreI have to start by saying that if you are considering reading this book and you've seen the movie, try to ignore the movie from your mind because this is definately a whole different thing compared to a movie.
As many of you know, this is the first part of the trilogy and the movie is based on this book. First I thought that I'll probably won't even like this book, but it turned out to be actually a good one. As a "book lover", this really opens up your imagination better than any other book that I've read. And by this I don't mean that this is the greatest book I've read, it just makes it easy to paint those scenes in your head.
The story in short version is that Mortimer has a talent to read things out of books and as the book goes on, so does his daughter, Meggie. They try to find Teresa (Mortimer's wife and a mother to Meggie) who Mortimer accidently read in a book called Inkheart, but their journey is a long and filled with danger.
There are multiply interesting characters and one I have to mention is indeed Dustfinger. And of course, you can't forget the idiotic, dangerous Basta, who loves his knife more than anyone else.
So, was this a good book? Yes. Did it beat the movie? Most definately, yes. And to be totally honest, I wish I had never watched the movie because naturally, this was so much better as a book. And most important thing is that after reading this first part, I want to read the two others.
Not a book for children, not even it gives you that impression.(less)
Kirjoitetaan tämä nyt suomeksi kun suomenkielisestä kirjailijasta on kyse.
Lumikki Andersson on 17-vuotias tyttö, joka opiskelee ilmaisutaidonlukiossa...moreKirjoitetaan tämä nyt suomeksi kun suomenkielisestä kirjailijasta on kyse.
Lumikki Andersson on 17-vuotias tyttö, joka opiskelee ilmaisutaidonlukiossa Tampereella ja asuu ensimmäistä kertaa yksin pienessä yksiössä. Tahtomattaan hän sekaantuu Tampereen huumepiireihin sekä rikollisiin veristen seteileiden mysteeriä ratkoen. Hän kirjaimellisesti joutuu olemaan se teini-ikäinen Sherlock Holmes ja niihin saappaisiin ei hänen vaikea ole astua.
Salla Simukan Lumikki-trilogian ensimmäinen osa on selvä näyte siitä että nuorille suunnattu jännityskirjallisuus voi oikeasti olla myös jännittävää sekä viihdyttävää. Itse selvästi olen lukenut liikaa englannikielistä kirjallisuutta sillä slangi sanat suomeksi tökkivät, pahasti, mutta nehän nyt kuuluivat asiaan, kyse kuitenkin oli teini-ikäisen tytön tarinasta.
Kirjaa lukiessa lukija pystyy kokemaan niin vihan, ärtyneisyyden sekä ilon tunteita. Ns. flash back-kuvioita menneisyydestä oli myös mukava lukea, ja se selitti paljon miksi kirjan päähahmo oli sellainen kuin oli - nykyään suhteellisen peloton ja itsevarma.
Kaippa sitä täytynee lukaista tulevatkin osat, tai muuten nakertaa.(less)
Got the whole trilogy as a birthday gift from my parents and my stepsister, so thought that I might as well read it. And actually, telling the truth,...moreGot the whole trilogy as a birthday gift from my parents and my stepsister, so thought that I might as well read it. And actually, telling the truth, that was a good idea.
This first book basically tells a story about 12 girls and 12 boys who are forced to take part of live TV-show called Hunger Games. And of course, there's only one rule - kill or be killed. The whole book is told from 16 year old girls perspective, Katniss Everdeen, who takes her sisters place in the games only to protect her sisters life.
The book is filled with tension and suspence, clever twists and turns and it's almost impossible not to read this one all at once. Definately an interesting book serie, even though I've only read the first one. (less)