'There are different kinds of happy,' she said. 'Some kinds don't need any proof.'
I'm usually hesitant whenever I pick up chick-lits. Why...more
'There are different kinds of happy,' she said. 'Some kinds don't need any proof.'
I'm usually hesitant whenever I pick up chick-lits. Why? Because I love entering another realm of the impossible (a.k.a fantasy/paranormal books). Reading chick-lits usually bores me due to the fact that it's realistic fiction. Why read what I try to escape from? After reading Hopeless by Colleen Hoover I was ready to give up reading chick-lits/contemporaries completely. For some reason I saw This Is What Happy Looks Like and I snatched it up; before I check out/buy a book I read the first page and, if I like it, I get it. Well, I ended up reading past the prologue and the first chapter of this because it was too cute. I took this book home with me and started gobbling this up. Looks like there's hope for chick-lit romance novels after all....
Imagine receiving an email from a stranger. You tell them they have the wrong email address but, for some reason, you and the stranger start having a conversation. You find this particular stranger an interesting person to talk to so you and the stranger continue to email each other for months. You haven't seen a picture of the stranger, and you don't even know the stranger's name and vice versa -- though you know the city the stranger resides in and the stranger knows yours, as well. Now imagine the stranger finding you and, turns out, the stranger is an international film star. What do you do?
That's what Ellie O'Neill is trying to figure out. She has many reasons for trying to keep knowing Graham Larkin, the well-known star (who has a pet pig), a secret. This is your average clichéd fairytale; though it's fairly unrealistic, it was a cute read. I simply loved reading Graham's POV and his life of a stardom -- how he doesn't have any privacy; the fact that his parents barely speak to him because they don't have any idea on what to talk about with their famous son. He was a lonely person who couldn't find anyone to trust, that is, until he meets Ellie. The two will have to go through a lot of sticky situations and secrets, but love conquers all in the end.
If you're not into happy-endings, sappy love stories, etc., then this book is definitely not for you (honestly, the title clearly states that it's a happy story). I love Jennifer E. Smith's writing as well as the unnecessary (but acceptable) details she adds to make this love story all the more delicious. It felt as though I was walking the streets of Middle-of-Nowhere, Main with Ellie and Graham. I'm definitely looking forward to reading The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by her.
This is what my happy looks like
Friends, coffee, books, romance, films, long walks on beaches, acting, theatres, my cat, le langage de l'amour, travelling, nature, snow, Christmas, music, concerts, vanilla ice cream, Sprinkles Cupcakes, the old Disney films, theme parks, overcoming a fear, writing, the fresh smell of the air after it rains, curling up with a good book when it's pouring, Halloween, potato chips, costumes, and so much more...(less)
This book is dirty, dirty dirty dirty. It's not like Burn for Burn, an "OMG, Kriss, why did you tell her my secret! I'm getting you back for this". It's like, "Really, Kriss? You slept with my boyfriend when you already have one? But that's OK, because on that Christmas Eve party you threw last year, I slept with yours.... in your parents' bedroom". Then a fist is thrown, hair is being pulled, and retribution will be paid. That's how dirty Fire with Fire was.
This book starts off pretty good, I was reading it for hours on the beach*, occasionally giving a wanderlust gaze towards the ocean. I have a really really horrible tan. That’s OK, though because it’s worth it. I had a problem with the middle of Fire with Fire due to the fact it wasn’t really focusing on revenge. It made the synopsis seem extremely misleading. I mean, It was a decent read, but I was expecting some good ol’ delicious revenge. However, the last 40 pages makes up for it…. Like a lot. I read the last chapter about 20 times before coming to the realisation that the book is over. My mouth was hanging open and I zombie walked to my sister and set the book down. I really need an ARC for the final instalment... like now.
The middle of Fire with Fire focuses more on colleges, who-did-what in book one, and do-you-like-me-or-him/her. This genre isn't my thing. I hate books like this, but I hold this one close to my heart. This book has a shitload of teenage drama, so, if you find it annoying... maybe this isn't going to be for you. Then again, like I stated above, I hate stuff like this, but I found this thoroughly entertaining. it's like a mixture of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars -- throw in a paranormal twist and you've got yourself a bookseller.
The character development is simply marvellous (I really love Kat). Usually sequels aren't as good as the first, but this one blows Burn for Burn into the ocean. I bet Burn for Burn is sitting at the bottom of the ocean right now drinking its brain off and sobbing. God, I don't know what to say. Pick this up as soon as possible? Grab some snacks with this?
*Here are some photos of my beach reading. So relaxing and enjoyable, I never wanted to leave but I had school (view spoiler)[grrrrrrrrrrrrr(hide spoiler)].
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I'm writing this review on my android, please excuse any grammatical errors and the like.
Such a rollercoaster. One minute I wanted throw t...moreI'm writing this review on my android, please excuse any grammatical errors and the like.
Such a rollercoaster. One minute I wanted throw this book, give it one star, and talk about how much of an idiot Parker and Kat were; the next I was deep into the story, not wanting to put this down. I understand the hype of this book. I understand the glowing praises. I first entered Golden thinking I was going to hate it. I was hating it, to be honest. That is, Until Parker found the journal of long dead Jilianna Farnetti. A journal that'll shape Parker Frost's life and choices.
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
When coming upon this question, Parker Frost doesn't truly have an idea. She only has the idea of what her mother wants for her: go to Stanford, get good grades, become a doctor... and Parker always wants to please her mother, never wanting to disappoint or embarrass her. Never having the chance of experiencing the teenage life. Never able to make her own choices or decisions. But it all changes when she tackles on a project given to her by her teacher. Every senior is to answer the question I stated above in a journal. They're supposed to write everything they're feeling, everything they've experienced, everything they plan to do in the future. At the end of the year, the teacher collects them and stores it in his storage for ten years then ships the journals back to the owners.
While sending the journals out, Parker comes across Jilianna's journal — the girl who's been missing for a decade and the most talked about person of the small town. This is the start of Parker having to make her own choices: either she turn it in, or keep it to read what Jilianna's story really was and how she came to her death besides relying on the rumours. She keeps it. Jilianna's story was gripping and had me tearing up a little; I feel this was the highest part of the story (also the last twenty-six pages).
The reason I'm not giving Golden a higher rating is Parker, Kat, and Trevor (or Travis, I forgot his name already oops). The writing was incredible, easy, and very light, but the three character I stated above really grind my gears. I hated how Parker handled her supposed crush for Trevor (or Travis), she was being really immature and stupid about the situation. Kat is your typical YA clichéd bad influential best friend whose idea of getting the guy you like is showing off your tits and be incredibly easy. Trevor (or Travis, damn you!) was a straight up idiot (view spoiler)["Parker I've never given up on you. For six years I haven't." Yeah, guy-whose-name-i-can't-even-remember-because-you're-an-idiot, dating all the girls you did and flirting with half the school is really waiting for the girl you like for six years. (hide spoiler)].
But aside from that, the story had me reflecting on my life. I recently graduated from high school (class of 2013, aye!) and I DO have a plan for my life, but when I look back in my high school years I wish I could've spent my years on making mistakes and learning from them. I wish I wouldn't have been so anti-social. Oh well, life goes on.... Coincidentally, my English teacher gave us an assignment before senior year was finally over: we were to write a letter to ourselves (didn't matter how long), put it in an envelope with a forever stamp and hand it in; five years later he'll send it out to us. I love projects such as these.
Anyway, this was an enjoyable coming of age novel and I do recommend it. I hope this will leave you thinking and reflecting as it did for me and I hope this story will inspire you to make your own choices and live in the moment. As Mae West said, "You only have one life to live, but if you live it right, once is enough."
You know, I was going to review this, but I honestly don't want to waste my time. If you love contrived explanations, horrible romance, a vexatious pr...moreYou know, I was going to review this, but I honestly don't want to waste my time. If you love contrived explanations, horrible romance, a vexatious protagonist, and many, many other things that just makes you want to pull your hair out and tear this book apart then by all means go ahead and read this. I don't even know why I bothered after reading book one. Want to know my thoughts? Read my status updates on this (will have some spoilers).(less)
'The man you know as Steven Nell is actually Roger Krauss...'
'The FBI has been trying to find him for over a decade. He's killed fourteen g...more3.5 stars
'The man you know as Steven Nell is actually Roger Krauss...'
'The FBI has been trying to find him for over a decade. He's killed fourteen girls in ten states...'
'First he stalks them...'
'Then he hunts them down and.... You're lucky you got away.'
'Krauss is smart. Brilliant, actually. He always covers his tracks and he's a master at disappearing. Every time we get close, he slips away....'
Rory Miller is the first to escape the clutches of the smartest serial killer; now he's angry and will not stop until he has her... all of her. I have to say, I enjoyed Shadowlands quite a lot.
What I disliked about Shadowlands
- How it started to get really slow around page 137 till 238. I found myself reading over a hundred pages with a dull expression. One thing I hate about a book that starts off with a great kick is that it gets dull for some time.
- Rory's sister, Darcy - the popular, beautiful girl that everyone adores. Cheer Captain. The one who guys must have. The one who has all the friends and attends parties. The one who'd become angry if their younger sister outshines them for once. The one that starts to assume the younger sister is trying to "steal" everything she has... Ugh, shut UP. I found myself thinking sinister things whenever Darcy had her "moments" and, (view spoiler)[this is going to sound harsh, but I really hoped Mr. Nell would have finished her off (hide spoiler)]. I also disliked the father. Darcy and Rory's dad were so keen on staying in New Jersey because they had "important" stuff they needed to do when the important thing that needed to be focused on was the fact that Rory was about to murdered on the spot and now the serial won't rest until he has her.
I pretty much saw the whole situation like this:
- rory: dad i was almost killed in the woods just now! - dad: oh my goodness sweetie are you ok?! - darcy: *thought* (who the hell would want to kill you you're nothing special). omigod rory i'm so glad you're ok. - cop lady: you have to leave new jersey now, this serial killer means serious business, he wants your daughter killed and will not stop until he's finished with her. - dad: WHAT?! i simply cannot leave are you insane i have a gotdamn quiz that needs to handed to my college students. i am a professor at PRINCETON for god's sakes. have you gone mad?! - darcy: he's right! i'm graduating next week and a party's about to be thrown! everyone's going to be there. - rory: but... i almost died... - darcy and dad: no one cares.
- Though I found the last chapter to be totally awesome (amazing plot twist!), I hate cliffhangers and this cliffhanger was a BIG one. Also, I understood why Rory and her family had to leave New Jersey, but (view spoiler)[where the hell did Messenger send them in the first place and where did Juniper Landing come from? I know they're dead and all, and everyone that dies are to be sent to the island, but I think Ms. Brian should have explained this all a little bit more. Because, honestly, now that I'm thinking about it I'm confused as hell (hide spoiler)].
- Despite the fact I had no hate towards our protagonist, Rory was a really dull, boring, plain character. She doesn't like music much. She doesn't want to learn how to play an instrument and she doesn't like fiction books.
How the hell can you not like fiction books??? Explain.
What I liked about Shadowlands
- You would think this is going to be a crime-scene-stop-the-serial-killer-quick but it's more to it than just that; I felt Ms. Brian did an amazing job with making us be turned completely around.
- Whenever there was suspense, it never failed to not have me on the edge of my seat. (view spoiler)[Not to mention Rory's flashes. (hide spoiler)]
- It's a quick, fun read.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
This is going to be very hard to write only because I don't know where to begin. I've been jotting down my notes/thoughts/opinions and it's...more2.5 stars
This is going to be very hard to write only because I don't know where to begin. I've been jotting down my notes/thoughts/opinions and it's four pages. Soo.... I'll do my best. I liked The Madman's Daughter. I really did. This was intricately written with scenes so vivid it sent chills down my spine and instantly felt like I was being haunted.
"He lowered the blade to the table. The scalpel pressed against firm flesh, which gave, opening like butter . . . A flap of skin, pale and still dripping with subcutaneous fat, pulled back on its shin. A white bit of bone flashing in the candlelight."
The Madman's Daughter is a story inspired by H.G. Well's The Island of Dr. Moreau. Now I haven't read the original classic, and I don't plan to because I abhor classics I'm sorry but I can tell the story might be as interesting as this. I know I said I really liked this novel, but I can't find myself to rate it four stars because of two things: Juliet (view spoiler)[yes, our freaking protagonist (hide spoiler)] and the damn love-triangle. I know it's clearly stated on the flap, but it was just too much.
Juliet has a hard time choosing who to be with: Montgomery or Edward. With Montgomery she feels secure, warm, and constant heat; with Edward she feels cold, shivers she found pleasant, and adrenaline. I liked Montgomery. He had a sense of humour. Whereas Edward -- I won't sugarcoat anything here -- was very dull and boring.
You know what, Montgomery and Edward reminds me of Jacob and Edward from Twilight.
Montgomery and Jacob: both have a build, very warm, brown skin. Towers over Juliet and Bella. Wont let the opposing "competitions" get in the way of trying to win their loved over.
Edward and Edward: both are pale and feel cold. And as soon as they meet Juliet/Bella, they're automatically in love and can't bear anything that would happen to them.
I have more notes about them, but it'll take too long to write. I really hope my paranoid comparisons to the twilight saga didn't discourage you to not read this because this truly was an interesting read. I also hope you don't think these stories have the same plot/story line. On the contrary, they are 100% completely different.
Reasons why I hated Juliet: (warning: I'm sorry to say that I'm going to be ranting... a lot. I'm also sorry to say that I will be swearing, so if you can't take it... stop reading now). Also, there will be slight spoilers. But what I'm about to talk about won't ruin the story at all. Hence the reason I said slight spoilers
Juliet was a hypocritical prejudice teenager. She got upset at people in London looking down on her with a disdainful look because of her clothes and father, yet she always felt disgusted and frightened when in the presence of the "abnormal" people on the island. Not to mention her only referring to them as "beasts". But when Juliet meets another human name Alice (she's about 13/14), she sees how Alice covers her harelip and thinks "she shouldn't feel self-conscious about it".
Bitch, are you kidding me? Because she's human with a flaw you feel she shouldn't be ashamed of her mouth, but oooh, no, when she's around the "beasts" it's always: - "Oh get away, get away, monster!" - "I cringed when Balthazar tried to help me up." - "I tried hard to swallow the bile rising in my throat threatening it's way out of my mouth when a beast looked at me."
And all the while whilst reading I was like
Juliet is really messed up: "A harelip might have caused great distress in England, but was a minor blemish compared to the islanders' deformities."
On top of THAT, the hypocrisy begins to escalate causing my insides to boil in anger (view spoiler)[THIS BITCH HAS THE AUDACITY TO CALL HER FATHER A MONSTER FOR EXPERIMENTING ON RABBITA YET SHE UNLEASHED THE RABBITS FROM THE CAGE TO SAVE HER OWN SKIN FROM THE DOGS
Juliet kept making stupid decisions that caused me to curse her. Then again, I kept telling myself had I been in her shoes, what would I have done? Then I started telling myself, "well I know I would have done the opposite and go along with it since I was on an island with a madman for a father, I have no money; I have no home to go back to in London - I have nothing to lose. So why the hell not?"
Whenever Juliet thinks about Montgomery and tries to catch his eye she sees he's focusing on Alice; so then turns and goes to Edward all puppy dog-eyed and immediately I want to clunk her in the face.
Overall, would I recommend The Madman's Daughter? Absolutely.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Burn for Burn was just a-w-e-s-o-m-e. Loved the revenge, loved the girls, and loved the supernatural-type elements slowly squeezing it's way through t...moreBurn for Burn was just a-w-e-s-o-m-e. Loved the revenge, loved the girls, and loved the supernatural-type elements slowly squeezing it's way through the story.
How am I supposed to start this? I just want to point out something that annoyed me before I gush and...moreThis review can be found onThe Midnight Tea Party
How am I supposed to start this? I just want to point out something that annoyed me before I gush and fangirl and talk about the deliciousness of this summer love novel.
I get that we all get my mad. We all get angry with ourselves at one point for doing something we didn't expect we'd do. We disappoint people and you can't help but hate yourself... a lot. This is how Clementine feels, the girl with amazing friends and a best friend that just completes her -- that is, until Ethan comes along. She did something that caused her friendship and she beats herself up about it.
But I hate how she has an excuse for the things she says or does when she lashes out on her family. I have problems when people are mad and others try so hard to make them feel better and the person who's hurt starts yelling at the other person for no reason then tells them some petty excuse. Clementine does this a lot and all the time she makes some excuse I think, 'You should not have done what you did when you knew it was wrong. Stop making excuses for yourself. Take responsibility.' Yes, sometimes we just can't help it and control ourselves, we're all imperfect humans so it happens, which is the reason why I wasn't going to put the book down.
Okay, now that my point has been crossed... OHMYGOD THIS BOOK WAS SO ADORABLY CUTE. It gave me this feeling like I got from reading Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I love the sea, I love romance, and I love boats, so after reading the description I just had to get my hands on this. It has what we need, including humour. I hate that it ended! WHY DID THIS BOOK HAVE TO BE 231 PAGES, WALKER!? I will never forgive you for that.
I really hate saying 'Clem' because it makes me think about a part from our body *cringes*, so I have to write 'Clementine'. After the terrible-awful thing Clementine has done, she sets sail with her little sister, Olive; as well as her mother and father. If Clementine still had her friends, she would have done anything to stay at home and spend her summer with them, but she is forced to aboard The Possibility because she has nothing else to do and wants to 'find' herself. On her journey, she meets James, a boy who sailing the same route as she is. He's always smiling, always energetic and Clementine's depression is lifted a little bit. Little does she know, James has a story that needs to be told, too.
It's so hard for me to write this review without spoiling anything. Just read it, please. Unbreak my heart is the story of true friendship and love.
Playlist: Clementine - Eliott Smith Whoever She Is - The Maine Into Your Arms - The Maine(less)
'Forget everything you think you know about merpeople. Forget that freaking Ariel, think Silence of...moreThis review can be found onThe Midnight Tea Party
'Forget everything you think you know about merpeople. Forget that freaking Ariel, think Silence of the Lambs, think Friday the Thirteenth.'
Yes, forget what you think you know about merpeople. Forget about The Little Mermaid and Ingo. This isn't your favourite fairy-tale story. These merpeople are dark; the only way they can survive is by feeding off of human energy. They're jealous of our emotions -- happiness, love, joy, etc., so they take them away from us.
This was such a refreshing mermaid tale! After reading Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, I was semi-afraid to pick up another YA novel based on merpeople. I'm so glad I was not disappointed. The details were vivid and riveting. This novel isn't about being under the sea in Atlantica with king Triton and whatnot; rather, it's about Calder White, a merman who's trying to fulfill his sisters' deed on killing Jason Hancock. He has to become close to the daughter, Lily, to gain Hancock's trust and lure him onto the water, but there's only one problem: he's fallen in love and everything completely changes.
Usually I'm always making a big fuss towards the characters; however, I found myself becoming attached to a few. I was not expecting the story to be so good. The way Brown describes the transformation of mermaids, being in the water and absorbing the energy from humans was beyond my expectations. The writing was beautiful and enchanting; the romance was tragic and sweet. I sat in bed for hours until I reached the last page. Nothing about this book was disappointing -- only that it ended and how I have to wait for the next installment in 2013.
'See the stars?' She sighed, surrendering. 'Of course.' 'Do you think they can see the sun coming?
Just look at the cover y'all. Look at it. I'm so excited I could squeal. It's also going to be Lily narrating? Pinch me I'm dreaming. (less)
Of Poseidon was not what I expected. It didn't have that mermaid-type feeling I get like I did when reading Ingo by Helen Dunmore. This barely had any...moreOf Poseidon was not what I expected. It didn't have that mermaid-type feeling I get like I did when reading Ingo by Helen Dunmore. This barely had any action, the story was kind of confusing and pointless, and it barely had any mer scenes.
I became weary reading about why Emma is the way she is. We get it, she's a Half-Breed. And can I mention how offended I was by the beginning of the book?
I pinch the bridge of my nose and count to ten-Mississippi, but fifty-Mississippi seems more appropriate. Fifty allows more time to fantasize about ripping one of Chloe's new weaves out.
Was that meant to be funny? Eurgh! I hate it when authors write about a character being black with a weave and fake nails. Oh, did I mention Miss Anna Banks wrote how Chloe had fake nails? I didn't? Well, she did. Do people really see black people like that? Come on, how ignorant! Also (view spoiler)[how Chloe was the first to die a terrible death. (hide spoiler)] What the hell was the point in writing about that? There are so many things worth writing about in discovering who the female heroine really is.
This was a readable book; however, it's not my cup of tea. The characters disturbed me.
Emma. She's such a hardheaded brat. Galen tells her countless times not to go in the ocean unsupervised because someone is after her, but noooo, she cares nothing about her life; she's just like, 'You can't tell me what to do.' I can go on for ever, but I really want to talk about the rest of the characters.
Galen. The guy everyone loves: the eyes, the hair, the rocking body. *Yawn* I became bored with this character fast. He's obsessed with Emma, he's constantly on her ass and I'm afraid that, if he were to be in Emma's room, he would watch her sleep like Edward Cullen. That's how obsessed he is with her.
As much as I hate to compare characters from different YA novels, but I have to for this one guys. Sorry. Rayna, Galen's sister, reminded me of Rosalie from Twilight. She hates Emma on site like Rosalie and always making snide comments about her. She plays hard to get, constantly beating Toraf up whenever he gets close to her. When Toraf kisses Emma, Rayna's like, 'but I thought you loved me' and 'Please don't go.' I hate girls like that, I'm sorry -- I just do.
I'm not looking forward to reading the sequel. I didn't say I'm not going to, though because I always end up reading the sequel to any books I read; even when I didn't enjoy the book as much. Though I must admit the last 60 pages were awesome. And the ending! <33
Oops, I forgot to say this book wasn't a total failure, this had some good humour in it:
Emma's mom grabs a fistful of Galen's T-shirt. 'Are you sleeping with my daughter?' ...He shakes his head. 'No, ma'am.' She raises a no-nonsense brow. 'Why not? What's wrong with her?' This is unexpected. He suspects this woman can sense a lie like Toraf can track Rayna. All she's looking for is honesty, but the real truth would just get him arrested. I'm crazy about your daughter -- I'm just saving her for my brother. So he seasons his answer with the frankness she seems to crave. 'There's nothing wrong with your daughter, Mrs McIntosh. I said we're not sleeping together. I didn't say I didn't want to.' She inhales sharply and releases him. Clearing her throat, she smooths out his wrinkled shirt with her hand, then pats his chest. 'Good answer, Galen. Good answer.'
After trying to read Lock and Key by Sarah, I took a break from her writing because, to me, her stories were all clichéd and had the same plot. This b...moreAfter trying to read Lock and Key by Sarah, I took a break from her writing because, to me, her stories were all clichéd and had the same plot. This book was different. This isn't about romance, it's about family and where they stand.
Mclean is having a hard time adjusting to the fact her mother left her and Gus, her father, with another man. Mclean and her father leaves her old neighbourhood behind. She changes who she is to start fresh and makes new friends, but it isn't enough for her. She's still angry with her mother. They move about four times and finally they settle down. She encounters new friends who are different than her old ones. She feels at home. She wants to forget about her mother but she keeps calling her. Will she ever forgive her and what she'd done?(less)