"But we were never friends. And I don't want to break your one and only rule by giving you false hope, so I'm not saying it.
FUCK THAT SHIT MILES!
"But we were never friends. And I don't want to break your one and only rule by giving you false hope, so I'm not saying it.
FUCK THAT SHIT MILES!
REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOK
I did not finish this book.
I could not, for the life of me, finish this stupid book.
When I read Slammed a few years ago, I knew I would like everything Colleen Hoover would write. And true enough, when I read Maybe Someday, it blown me away just like Slammed did. It was just as good and just as heartwarming. So when I picked up, Ugly Love, I was expecting to read another awesome book that will make me fall in love again.
Sadly, that didn't happen with this book.
I gave up at around 40%. So what I did? I skimmed. And this review, will be based on the parts that I have read, and have skimmed over. I couldn't take another moment of Tate... I cannot take anymore of her internal struggles and monologues.
I don't know how to give a freakin summary for this book.
I'm going to try anyway so here it goes.
Tate first met Miles when he was passed out drunk in front of her brother's apartment. He was trying to get in, because he was too intoxicated to even know where his keys were. So Tate, helped Miles into Corbin's apartment as he instructed, and let him crash on the couch.
Last night, Miles was overly emotional (yes. he was crying). and also calling out to someone named Rachel. Tate wasn't affected by it at first, she was fine, as Miles was just a friend of her brother. There was nothing going on between them.
But the more time Tate spends around Miles, the more attracted she was to his mysteriousness and possibly with his "V"...
Oh my word, he has the V. Those beautiful indentations on men that run the length of their outer abdominal muscles, disappearing beaneath their jeans as if the indentations are pointing to a secret bull's-eye.
And because of a kiss, and possibly lust and lack of sex, the arrangement happened.
"I'm attracted to you, Tate," he says, his voice low. "I want you, but I want you without any of the other stuff."
I'm sorry, but if someone said that to me, I'll probably knee him on the groin and say "Oh hell no! Feel free to fuck your self dickface.".
So see where my problem started?
I actually liked Tate at first. She was kind of funny, and she seemed to be a very strong-willed girl. She proved me right about the strong willed part, but in the wrong way. Girl, why you have to be fucking doormat?
His voice invades me. Weakens me. Turns me into liquid again.
I don't think Miles mislead Tate at all, but I still think he was dick. He had been very clear from the start that all he wanted was sex. But no, Tate seemed to understand everything Miles have said except the words "JUST SEX. Also, Miles knew he was going to hurt her.
"Make me leave," he says, his voice pleading and warm against my throat. "You don't need this." He's kissing his way up to my throat, breaking for breath only when he speaks. "I don't know how to stop wanting you. Tell me to go, and I'll go."
I don't tell him to go. I shake my head. "I can't."
Sure you can't ask him to leave. I'm sure it was so hard. How could you say that to someone who's intentionally turning you on so you don't tell him to leave right? fucking dickhead Miles
Why do majority of the female lead characters in New Adult books have to be a pushover/doormat/loser/fool... seriously, the list could go on when it comes to a guy? A guy who obviously is an immature douchebag who only care about their feelings and not the people who they hurt. I'm sick and tired of that. I wish more New Adult writers could be more creative with their female lead. GIRL POWER PEOPLE!
Now where do I start with this asshat?
Okay. I would have to say that Past Miles was an overly, lover stuck teen. I think I prefer that Miles. Present Miles is a cold, mo-fo, asshole, who did not at all respect Tate. At least on the earlier part of the book. I get that he put his rules out there. And I guess that was okay, but when he saw that Tate was starting to develop feelings for him, he should have fucking stayed away. Stayed the fuck away, if he didn't want to have any sort of relationship with her, and not continued fucking her as if she was a blow up doll that he could bang anytime he wants. Tate was also at fault there anyway, because she allowed him too. So yeah, I guess they both liked it. Sigh. Whatever.
I like my heroes damaged. Miles was. But for some reason, I didn't really like him. I think it was because of the way his POV was told. It gave me a fucking headache.
My new favorite flavor is Rachel. what the fuck? My new favorite thing is Rachel. objectification of women??? I want Rachel for my birthday. I want Rachel for Christmas. I want Rachel for graduation. Rachel. Rachel. Rachel. I'm gonna fall in love with you anyway, Rachel.
Majority of Miles POV was like this. And it was annoying. If it was told in some other way, in a normal way, I would have felt for Miles. I would have cried. I would have liked this book more. This form of writing, disconnected me from Miles, which would have saved this book for me. Usually, when I don't like the female protagonist, the male one saves a book for me. But because of that stupid writing style, I could not relate to Miles at all.
I get what he went through was bad. I actually had to go through the lines twice I think before I got it. The impact of what happened to Miles got lost to me because of that stupid writing.
What? There was romance? There were a lot of steamy scenes though I must admit.
Oh boy did I wish it was me.... Haha.
The thing was... I think that was their chemistry. Sex. And I liked them when they were having sex. No drama. No push. No pull. Just pure sex. And they worked. But when the Miles drama got in the way. And when Tate was being a dishrag. I just could not take it.
The sex was the best part of the book.
This book started out pretty strong for me, but when Tate started fall almost instantly with Miles, I was shaking my head in disbelief. Majority of the time, this was what I was saying... and this was just the 40% of the book.
"oh no bitch you aren't!!*
"no you can't let him do that to you!!!"
"come here so I knock some sense into you girl!!!"
When I started skimming through the rest of the book, I was even more disappointed with her because of all assurances she gives herself about Miles feeling something for her. But I guess Miles really did have feelings for her initially, lustful feelings that is. Nah. Just kidding.
And what the fuck was that about Miles falling insta-fucking-love with Rachel? That was weird. So weird. He sounded like a perverted, old man obsessing over a young girl he could not have. So not sexy.
I'm not gonna change my rating, but I would have to say that if Miles POV did not involve
This type of writing I would have probably rated this book a three. There were things towards the end That could have actually moved me to tears.
Now I understood why a lot of people felt emotional after reading this book. Too bad, I didn't work for me.
I'll end this review with one of the best lines I've ever read from any book. Despite not liking this book, I felt that these lines spoke to me the most, out of everything this book had to offer.
Ugly love becomes you. Consumes you. Makes you hate it all. Makes you realize that all the beautiful parts aren't even worth it. Without the beautiful, you'll never risk feeling this. You'll never risk feeling the ugly. So you give it up. You give it all up. You never want to love again, no matter what kind it is, because no type of love will ever be worth living through the ugly love again.
"Life is funny isn’t it? Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, just when you finally begin to plan something, get excited about somethi
"Life is funny isn’t it? Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, just when you finally begin to plan something, get excited about something, and feel like you know what direction you’re heading in, the paths change, the signs change, the wind blows the other way, north is suddenly south, and east is west, and you’re lost. It is so easy to lose your way, to lose direction. And that’s with following all the signposts”
This book... gave me so many damn feellllssss... so many fucking emotions...
there were times I was cracking up like a freakin' hyena...
there were times I was crying like I was the one who was heartbroken...
there were times I was swooning over Alex and Rosie..
Oh my goodness! So good. So good. So good.
Honestly though, I wouldn't have bothered picking this book up if I didn't see the freakin movie trailer. It was hilarious. It was so cute. Sam Caflin was so hot! Lily Collins looked really good too. So there, that's the story of why I picked this book up.
Lookie that movie poster.
Pretty good ei?! Sam Caflin. I didn't like him as Finnick. Didn't even recognize him. Haha. Found out when I googled him after I watched the movie trailer. Sam Caflin... I'm in love. He's the perfect Alex. Alright. Enough of that.
So here's the gist
Rosie and Alex has been best friends ever since they could remember. They've been through a lot. They hade their fair share of happy, sad, and mostly embarassing moments at school, even arguments actually (Rosie got really upset when Alex didn't invite her to his birthday.. That was hilarious).
Alex's family had to move to the US being his dad got a good job offer there. So Alex and Rosie got separated, their only form of communications were mails, letters, and IM's. Rosie was heartbroken. She had feelings for Alex for a long time, but was too scared to admit it. She was too scared to lose her best friend.
Rosie applied to Boston University and got accepted, while Alex got into Harvard. But life had other plans for them, Rosie got pregnant. She slept with a guy that night Alex didn't arrive to escort her to a gala. She decided not to move to the US and pursue her studies there. Rosie stayed in Dublin. She struggled making ends meet. She struggled raising her daugher while working on jobs that would feed them both. Although she had the support of her parents, it still had been hard for Rosie.
Alex, on the other hand, successfully graduated at Harvard. His plans were slowly becoming reality. His career is right on track. He met a woman whom he thought would complete him, then started a family of his own with her.
Would there still be a chance for Alex and Rosie when too much stuff have already happened?
Let me tell you a bit about the characters.
I see myself in her. I really really do. She's a single mom like myself. She's lucky though that she has a best friend like Alex, who despite being in another country, was still there for her. He got married, he was there for her. She got married, he was still there. Of course, he couldn't be there for her physically, but the moral support that he gave her... just so sweet.
From Alex To Rosie Subject Dreams
Again, Rosie, you're just not stretching far enough. I'm right here. Always have been, always will be.
Anway, back to Rosie. I'm so proud of this girl. You see her change, mature, and make really good decisions for herself. She transformed from a weak, undecided teenager to a blossoming young woman who knew exactly what she wants for herself and for her daughter.
“I think I need to face what I could have been in order to understand and accept what I am.”
I like Rosie, because I experienced the same stuff she's experiencing... actually until now. I'm not struggling, but I am coping with my being a single mum. I love my daughter just as much as Rosie loved hers. Like I said earlier, only difference was, she had an Alex, I don't. I wish I had Alex or Sam Caflin whichever... I won't be picky. LOL.
Rosie's been through a lot. She had been heartbroken a lot of times. When Alex moved. When she got pregnant. When Alex got engaged. When Alex got married. When she had husband issues. Her frustrations with her career. There were a lot of things that put her down, but each time, she stood up stronger than before. So proud of Rosie.
One last thing, Rosie was a smart mouth. I absolutely adore her for that. Here's a teaser:
“To the most inconsiderate asshole of a friend, I’m writing you this letter because I know that if I say what I have to say to your face I will probably punch you.
I loved Alex. He was such a good friend to Rosie. He has always been there for her. But I do have to say he was a coward. He has feelings for her, but didn't want to act up on it. Both of them were cowards actually, but still, he's the guy!!!! What the hell Alex? What the freakin hell? You could have save all Rosie all those tears and pain and rejection.
Like Rosie, Alex really did mature as well. But there was one thing that didn't change about the young and the old Alex.. Ahaha. How he spells his "know". Despite his age, he still spells it as "no". He's a sample.
"I no what the feeling was at your wedding - it was jealousy."
See what I mean with the "know"? Haha. So cute.
What else can I say about Alex? Well, he's a good dad, a good uncle, and a good husband. He tried. You'll see it throughout the book. You'll love him more and more as you read through the series of messages.
Oh god. I really love Alex. I want a best friend like him. I want to have that person who wouldn't give up on me, someone who would always be there even in my ugliest day.
You deserve someone who loves you with every single beat of his heart, someone who thinks about you constantly, someone who spends every minute of every day just wondering what you're doing, where you are, who you're with and if you're OK. You need someone who can help you reach your dreams and who can protect you from your fears. You need someone who will treat you with respect, love every part of you, especially your flaws. You should be with someone who can make you happy, really happy, dancing-on-air happy. Someone who should have taken the chance to be with you years ago instead of becoming scared and being too afraid to try.
Are you in love with him yet?
Alex and Rosie's story reminds me of the song "Realize" by Colbie Caillat.
They were so perfect for each other, but they were too scared that if they jump into something, they will end up losing the friendship, the years of friendship that they've developed. They felt that in a way, staying friends will let them keep each other longer. But it doesn't work that way, in my opinion. As time pass by, they'll have a lot of "what ifs" and "what could have beens". And that's exactly what happened to these funny couple.
However, I was happy. Everything about this book made me happy.
I was satisfied. It took a long time, but the ending just made me really happy, contented, and just... i dunno how to explain it. It made me believe that if two people are meant to be together, fate will find a way for them to be.
The story was told in a very unconventional way. You'll meet and know the characters based on their letters, emails, instant messages, and the sort. The pacing of this book was so fast. You'll breeze through the life of these two and also the people around them.
For those of you who wants a sweet love story about two best friends who lost each other but found their way back together again, then I definitely recommend this. It may sound clicheish, but it's not - definitely NOT! I loved it so much.
PS. I really can't wait to see the freakin movie. If you haven't watched the trailer, I recommend you do so.... NOW! ...more
MANY THANKS TO MERIT PRESS AND EDELWEISS FOR THIS REVIEW COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW
This book wasn’t bad – it just wasn’t what I expected itMANY THANKS TO MERIT PRESS AND EDELWEISS FOR THIS REVIEW COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW
This book wasn’t bad – it just wasn’t what I expected it to be. When I requested this book from Edelweiss, I was expecting it to be an emotional journey of being in a forbidden relationship, with an added touch of mystery and suspense on the side. I did get... some of it, but not exactly what I was expecting. Like I said on my pre-review, everything was all over the place. I wish, it just focused more on the relationship and the struggle of falling in love with your cousin. Throwing in that suspense, that mystery, made it very confusing to me. I had the same problem with another book I've read recently. Now that the hell was the title of that book? Shit. Sometimes, simplicity is the best. A complicated plot line just makes it more confusing, irritating for the reader to stay focus on what's happening to the characters.
Jackie and Marcus like each other. They feel that they're meant to be together. They understand each other more than anyone else can. The only problem was...
They knew it's wrong. They try to avoid it. They try to stay away from each other. But the attraction is just too strong.
Jackie didn't want to hurt Marcus and her family. She decided it was better, if they should stop whatever it was they have. She decided it was for the best.
Ellie, Jackie's friend, has been missing for a couple of months now. She blames herself because she hasn't been in touch with her. She feels that if she could have been there for her, this shouldn't have happened.
A new girl comes to town. And she was somehow related to Ellie. Marcus starts falling for the new girl. Jackie becomes suspicious. Marcus wouldn't hear any of it.
Then unexplained stuff started happening and the new girl was acting weird. Does she have anything to do with Ellie's disappearance, or was Jackie just trying to prove something to get Marcus back?
I've read Forbidden, and fell in love with it immensely. That is a book with so much passion that it oozes through its pages. It takes you in, makes you feel their pain, makes you feel their love, and then breaks you towards the end. They may have been brothers and sisters, but I didn't care. I felt the connection. I felt the reason. It felt real despite it being so wrong. But in love, who could say what's wrong or right, right? Incest may be a sensitive topic for a lot of people, but I'm not one of them. Just because other people doesn't think it's right, makes it wrong. And Forbidden showed the readers that. I was kind of hoping this book would make me feel that as well. Unfortunately, it didn't. There was a point that I was getting there, but then it just focused on something else entirely, which is why I couldn't give this book a high rating.
Jackie was an okay protagonist. I didn't hate her, but I didn't like her either. Her internal monologues weren't helping as well. I agree with Marcus, she was the one who wanted them to split up if they were even together in the first place. She was the one who makes all the irrational decisions. I feel that all the decisions she made, was very unfair for Marcus. He was a nice guy. He only cared about her well-being, but what she does is only push him away. I get that she was scared. This wasn't normal - but really who is? Nobody is. Like I said earlier, just because other people think it's not right, doesn't make it wrong. We are all humans here capable of thinking. Capable of making their own decisions. I'm not a big fan of people whose decisions are based on what other will think of them. Of course, I'm not saying everyone should not care what other people think of you - what I meant was, do what you think will make you happy. And if other people couldn't get that, screw them.
Marcus was well... I'm not sure I liked him too much as well. I get that he was hurt, but it was all too easy for him to move on. It sucks for me reading about it.
Now Will, I really liked. He's been a good friend to Jackie. I think of all the characters in this book, he was my favorite. And if you read the book, you'll see why. :)
I have this issue with their parents. Seriously, they weren't alcoholics, they weren't addicts, they weren't like Maya and Lochan's mom, so there was no reason for them not to notice that stuff has been going on with these two. I don't have any cousins that I'm close with, so I have no idea if this was normal. There were four adults in that house, and they didn't notice anything? Except maybe Claire but that's a different story.
What bothered me: Marcus and Jackie's relationship is what bothered me. I didn't like the fact that their relationship already started when they were introduced to us. I would have wanted to see more depth to the relationship, but I only saw bits of it. So I wasn't that invested on their relationship. For me, it felt that I have to finish the book just to see how the story ended, not because I wanted them to end up together.
And the mystery/thriller part, didn't really work for me. I really wish it was opted out. This book would have become a favorite. Like I said, this book wasn't bad - all the other stuff just didn't work for me.
Incestuous love story + missing girl + psycho stalker = Just didn't work for me I would have liked that this story dwelt more on the incestuous love story.
I hate leaving negative reviews, so I'm so sorry I left this. I really wanted to like this. I do want to emphasize though the importance of a simpler plot, but with a more complex character. Then again, it could just be for me. I've read a lot of good review for this book, so I'm sure a lot of you would like it as well. Unfortunately for me, I just didn't feel like....more
This was a hard one to rate. I actually like it, but I don't love it. The concept that this book was so good - but wasn't executed correctly. I noticedThis was a hard one to rate. I actually like it, but I don't love it. The concept that this book was so good - but wasn't executed correctly. I noticed a bunch of inconsistencies that could be easily looked, then again, it is also what caused the disconnected with me from the most part.
This copy was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book could have been so freakin' great. They synopsis reeled me in like aThis copy was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book could have been so freakin' great. They synopsis reeled me in like a moth to a flame. Books that deal with real life conflicts are my thing.
Family issues. Cheating. Abuse. Alcoholism. Addiction. Bullying. Suicide. Murder. I can't enumerate all of them, but you get what I mean right? And Connecting Strangers was along that category, so I picked it up from netgalley. And come on, doesn't that cover look oh-so-good? Good synopsis + Good cover = drooling-i-want-that-book-Sandee
Connecting Strangers started with Emily running away from her boyfriend, Mark. Emily made the mistake of staying with Mark for so long. She had been patient, because it was easy. Because she was used to it. Them. She was used to having Mark, since she doesn't have anyone else. Her parents died when she was nineteen, so Mark was the only one she had left. But something happened, she just couldn't take it anymore... She ran. Everything happened so fast, that she didn't even bring her purse. Luckily, she ran out of gas in a small town, where she immediately made a friend how convenientand also, caught the eye of the hot local sheriffyou are such a lucky bitch.
Now where do I start?
I've always had a thing for books that stir my emotions. I like my books raw, painful, and unbearable. I like reading about the character's grief, misery, and dispair. I like reading about them getting trampled on by their problems, only so I could read about them rising up from being trampled on. When the characters in the book cry, I want to cry with them. I'm a masochist when it comes to the books i read. I thought this one would fit that description.
Loving someone who hurts you is heartbreaking. But I Love Him by Amanda Grace is one good example of a nicely executed story about an abusive relationship. That book is one of my favorites even up until now, and I read that book a couple of years ago. The story was sad, but how their story was written, and the characters were made, made the book beautiful. I was kind of hoping that Connecting Strangers was going to be like that only in an new adult version, but I was so wrong. This book disappointed me.
The writing was good. I liked how the author wrote. My main problem was everything else, other than her being in an abusive relationship. Seriously. I think the first chapter of the book is the only thing I really liked about it. The plot was just so wrong for me, and extremely unrealistic.
He sounds so genuine, but I can't trust myself let alone someone else. He shifts his stance, brushing his hard thighs against my legs. Raw sexual energy exudes from his skin. It's tangible, and I want to touch it. Get lost in it.
I don't know man. Just a few hours or was it the next day, after you've been marked like a cow by your boyfriend, you meet a panty-dropping guy, and this is how you feel? No. Just NO. If this, was how Emily is when she sees a hot guy, then I think there's a valid reason why her boyfriend's always angry.
I didn't hate Emily's character. There were times I do sympathize with her situation. It's not easy to lose a loved one - with her, she lost two at the same time. I'm sure it must have been dreadful. She didn't have any relative. She didn't have any siblings. There was just Mark. So I get why she held on to him. He was the only thing in her life that was still there. That part of her life I get, but the rest... I don't get at all. Like her so-called relationship with Adam right after running away.
I HATE INSTALOVE It would work on some stories, but not on this one. I would have loved to see how Emily and Adam's relationship develop over the course of Emily bringing herself back together. I would have loved to see him support her in ways that Mark couldn't. But.. No. That didn't happen. They fuck on the what? Second day? No. No. No No.
I really wanted to like this. I'm so sorry, but I don't want to lie about how I feel about this book. It just didn't really work for me. Guess, it started with the insta-love thing. If it wasn't for that in the beginning, I would have really liked this.
WHAT I WOULD CHANGE:
1. STOP INSTA-LOVE. Would have wanted Adam and Emily to have a real developing relationship. The sex was already good. Just wanted to see the relationship grow.
2. Francine. The friend was too... Understanding?
3. Would have wanted more background on what she had experienced with Mark.
“No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens.”
Tris has been one of my favorite
“No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens.”
Tris has been one of my favorite heroines of all time. She's strong-willed. She's smart. She's enduring. She's dauntless. She is divergent. These are a few of the many things I loved about Tris... in Divergent. that is. She was such a disappointment in this sequel. Where was the Tris I read about on the first book?
of reading this...
I wish I didn't watch the movie. This is all your fault Theo James for being the perfect Four. For being everything I thought Four would be. Now I've read this stupid sequel. Although, I still am crazy over Four, I am not so with Tris. Tris sucks. Redeemed herself towards the end, but still... She made shit loads of stupid and irrational decisions, that could have cost her her life and Four's. AND I DON"T WANT FOUR TO DIE. He is mine.
This book started right after Divergent ended.
Tris was struggling. After boarding that train to going to Amity with Four and the others, she knew she couldn't just forget what happened back in the city. The guilt was killing her. And she couldn't tell anyone WHY NOT??! don't you trust Four?
She shot Will. She was trying to save her life. She knew she had to do it. But he died. She's replaying the scene in her head over and over. SHE WAS GOING INSANE. SHE WAS MAKING RIDICULOUS DECISIONS WITHOUT THINKING
They didn't stay long in Amity - the Erudites knew they were hiding somewhere. They went looking for them in the Amity headquarters. So they fled for their lives. Tris, Four, Caleb, and Susan ended up on a random train. On that train, Edward was there - a previous Dauntless initiate but now one of the factionless. He brought them to a factionless safehouse which they didn't knew existed up until now. There they meet Four's mother, Evelyn.
A string of events happened that will force the Dauntless to select new leaders for their factions. Tori, Four, and Harrisonwhoever the fuck that is. They made plans on how to take over the Erudite and gain control of the simulation that triggers the Dauntless to do random acts of crazy. They partnered up with the factionless, headed by Evelyn. Tris, however, had other plans.
Seriously Tris? What happened to you? Where was the female lead I adored on book one? I was planning to get the same stupid tattoo you have. That's how much I idolize you. You are one of the strongest female lead I've read about... and what you did on here... was pathetic. I get that you're mourning for the loss of your parents - I get that. I'm not that mean and inconsiderate, but that doesn't excuse you for lying and hiding stuff from people who you SAID you trust. You were so selfish. You were only thinking about yourself and your stupid, twisted version of bravery. Trying to get yourself killed ON PURPOSE isn't brave, it's moronic. So forgive me for not rooting for you to get yourself killed.
What are you trying to prove Tris? You are divergent. Not just Dauntless, you idiot. Four was right about that. We share the same thoughts. This is not because I am in love with Four okay? He has his faults too, but they were more forgiveable.
"You are more than Dauntless," he says in a low voice. "BUt if you want to be just like them, hurling yourself into ridiculous situations for no reason and retaliating against your enemies without any regard for what's ethical, go right ahead. I thought you were better than that, but maybe I was wrong."
There is nothing to prove Tris. You are you're own person. You don't have to show them you're brave because they already know you are. You saved Four. You save those people you could. But you can't do that for everybody... You maybe Divergent, but you're not God. Your WTF moments were extremely annoying because they could be avoided. Also, you can't do everything alone, you need people. You need to trust people. You said you trust Four... You said you love him.. Doesn't show too much on this book girl! You wrecked him most of the time. He already has so much on his plate, but you keep on putting more. You never thought about his feelings. You maybe right the end, but it was dick move still.
I think you soften up with the name change, so I prefer calling you Four. Although, you, like Tris, made some seriously stupid decisions - I still love you. girlish giggle. I'm sorry guys. I'll be biased on this one. I had Theo James on my head the entire time. Stupid movie. LOL. I loved it, don't get me wrong.
Anyways, back to criticizing Four. Okay. In this book, he was more of like, Tris' mom than her boyfriend, or whatever kind of relationship they have. I'm not kidding. He was constantly yelling Tris' WHICH SHE FUCKING DESERVES BY THE WAY for her recklessness. I totally agree with him with that. He should shout. He should be angry. He loves her - he doesn't want to lose her when it could be avoided. That, apparently, is not too clear for Tris. She still goes on her merry journey of becoming the most selfless and brave divergent there ever lived.
I'll be extremely honest here okay? Four. You suck in this book as well. I'm so sorry baby, but you hid stuff from Tris, which made her not trust you as well. And why the hell will you do that to your father? You did not need to prove yourself as well. You are you. You are not a coward. Dude. You were young when it happened. You were scared of course. You were just a bunch of asshat with nothing better to do than taunt people about their weakness. You didn't have to do what you did. *disappointed head shake*
Sorry Theo Four. McGonagall also does not approve.
TRIS + FOUR = NO ROMANCE. JUST DISASTER
No romance here. Not even one bit. Making out does not count as romance if you ask me. There was NO spark. The spark from Divergent, was missing. It was taken away for some reason. This book would have been more bearable, if they were working together as a team, as they should be. But no, evil Ms. Roth decided it was better to make her readers frustrated by seeing two of their favorite characters falling apart. EVIL
And Tris. You don't care about Four. Your actions on this book proved that.
I'll gladly take him from you if you don't want him.
I couldn't give this book a 1 because it was still good. There were a lot of good things in this book, just exclude the characters and the cruel plot development. I remember feeling the same way about City of Fallen Angels This was a long book, and I think there were some parts that could have been opted out or just changed. I think the story just really picked up when Tris started to stop being a bitch. I think that's the part where I enjoyed this book the most.
The writing was still as good as the first two. Very descriptive. The pace was something I liked as well. I think this was not as fast as the first one, but it worked. This book was fast paced, but Tris, like 85% of the book was all mopey, depressed, and was having that self-sacrificing-bullshit going on, so imagine how long she was being annoying?
I'd have to give extra points to upredictability on this one. There was a part, that I absolutely didn't see coming. I was blindsided! It was the ulimate what-the-fuck moment for me in this book. The traitor was the one you would least expect. Tsk tsk. It was Four. Nah Just kidding. Nah it wasn't him.
The ending just confused the shit out of me. I was like, "that's it? that's the holy grail that everyone's been trying to get?" Sigh. I guess we'll have to read Allegiant the title just sounds meeeehh. to know what's all that about.
I'm very bad with series. I suck at reading them. Most of the time, I stop at book one, because I feel that if I read book two, I'll hate it. And this was a good example. I didn't hate it okay? It just wasn't as good as I thought it would be. All the awesomeness of Divergent, was adruptly toned down in Insurgent. WHY VERONICA? WHY?
I forgot to make stupid notes again. I really have to be more organized. I have a lot more to say, but I'm kind lost now on what they were. So I'll probably end this review here.
I'm sure a lot of you will disagree with me and my review. If you agree or disagree, feel free to leave comments below. I'm interested in hearing your thought about this.
REVIEW COPY PROVIDED BY AUTHOR AS PART OF BLOG TOUR
"Sorry, it's just, I've had my heart broken by adults so many times already. I don't know if I cou
REVIEW COPY PROVIDED BY AUTHOR AS PART OF BLOG TOUR
"Sorry, it's just, I've had my heart broken by adults so many times already. I don't know if I could survive having it broken by someone my age."
I wasn't expecting to like Finding Keepers. I got this book for a blog tour, and wasn't expecting too much. The blurb from Goodreads made me feel that this book would be something I would like. And I did, this book was amazing.
Alyssa was abandoned. When she was ten, her mother, just left her in front of her school and never came back. For six years, she's been movin from one foster house to another. She wanted to be something. She wanted to have something stable. To have a family. But that was hard to do, especially if you don't know if you're going to stay in one place for a long time.
Her newest keeper was young. Only twenty-five. So she knew... She would have to move again soon.
Only, Jessica seems to care more than the others. She seems to be eager to help her. Only problem was Jessica's boyfriend, who doesn't seem to want her around.
Will Jessica be her keeper for good? Or like the others, will she give her up too?
My heart broke for Alyssa. Six years of not having a permanent home must have been terrible for her. I couldn't even imagine how she felt, being moved from one family to another, and not staying long enough on any of them.
"Now you know why I'm so screwed up. Why I can't risk being seen with the wrong person or doing badly at school or be anything less than perfect. I'm already a person no one wants, so I make sure they don't have any more reason to get rid of me."
It does something to you, make you feel unwanted and uncared for. Her own mom, left her. Her dad, left her. She didn't have anyone else. She was broken and alone. She didn't trust any of her foster family anymore, because she knew that at some point, they'll grow tired of her and have her picked up again.
When she met Jessica, she felt good about her. But she already convinced herself that, nothing was going to happen, it will still be the same. There was a point where, Alyssa, became really whiny. There was a point where she pushes everyone away, even when they want to make her stay.
She developed good friends in Brianna and Caleb. They have always been there for her, even when they also have their own problems to face. They stuck with each other, through thick or thin.
One good thing about this book, is how it dealt with multiple issues, but still managed it to be light. There were no heavy drama involved. They resolved themselves, in a way that no one gets killed. Because sometimes, authors tend to put crazy drama just to make a point. Like, if someone gets abused by their parents, they make sure someone dies, before the abuser gets jailed - that wasn't the case here fortunately.
The pacing was good too. I didn't notice time, when I was reading it. I liked how things unfolded, and solved itself. They weren't hurried, especially the resolution.
I didn't put any spoiler on this review, just because, I want you guys to read it. It was heartwarming.
This is the story how Alyssa lost a family, but found her way to a better one.