July 2, 2014
contemporary, young adult
Book: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
Author: Matthew Quick
How would you spend your birthday if you knew it would be your last?
Eighteen-year-old Leonard Peacock knows exactly what he’ll do. He’ll say goodbye.
Not to his mum – who he calls Linda because it annoys her – who’s moved out and left him to fend for himself. Nor to his former best friend, whose torments have driven him to consider committing the unthinkable. But to his four friends: a Humphrey-Bogart-obsessed neighbour, a teenage violin virtuoso, a pastor’s daughter and a teacher.
Most of the time, Leonard believes he’s weird and sad but these friends have made him think that maybe he’s not. He wants to thank them, and say goodbye.
My tears just started to dry as I type this. This book was so true and beautiful. I loved the guy called Leonard Peacock. I understood him. I agree with him. But I would probably be someone he hated.
I loved the future letters they were so touching omg ;_;
This book was heartbreaking and seriously made me grateful for the family and life I have now. But I still understood and connected to Leonard as a character. He is so lonely and sad and confused and i just want to hug him and tell him everything’s gonna be alright.
Beautiful and heartbreaking but full of hope.
Rating: 10 stars
July 1, 2014
Book: Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy #1)
Author: Karina Halle
Ellie Watt is used to starting over. The daughter of a grifting team, Ellie spent her childhood being used as a pawn in her parents’ latest scam. Now she’s much older, wiser and ready to give her con artist life a rest. But returning to the dry desert town of Palm Valley, California means one more temptation than she bargained for – Camden McQueen. Once known as the high school weirdo, Camden is bigger and badder than the boy he used to be and a talented tattoo artist with his own thriving business. Ellie’s counting on Camden still being in love with her but what she’s not counting on is how easily unrequited love can turn into obsession over time. When Camden discovers Ellie’s plan to con him, he makes her a deal she doesn’t dare refuse, but her freedom comes with a price and it’s one that takes both Ellie and Camden down a dangerous road.
***The Artists Trilogy is a dark and sexy contemporary ride about three flawed individuals caught in a world where it’s so easy to justify the bad things we do. This is a pure adult read (Not YA or NA).
This is the 1st book in the trilogy. It is followed by the novella On Every Street (released in March 2013) and the sequel Shooting Scars (released in May 2013). The third and final book in the series will also be released October 15, 2013.***
Omg Camden. Can I just say that he. Is. So. Fucking. Hot. Urgh I get turned on just thinking about him. And this book is sexy ;)
And I loved the character Ellie. She does bad things…but i can totally understand why she did those and she’s so bad ass and brave and…you get my point right? And Javier…hmm, he seems interesting but really scary.
This book is mostly about the scars of the past and finding out who you are. This is an awesome and sexy book filled with a beautiful romance <3
Rating: 9.5 stars
June 30, 2014
coming of age, contemporary, death, romance, young adult
Book: How to Save a Life
Author: Sara Zarr
Jill MacSweeney just wishes everything could go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she’s been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends—everyone who wants to support her. And when her mom decides to adopt a baby, it feels like she’s somehow trying to replace a lost family member with a new one.
Mandy Kalinowski understands what it’s like to grow up unwanted—to be raised by a mother who never intended to have a child. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, one thing she’s sure of is that she wants a better life for her baby. It’s harder to be sure of herself. Will she ever find someone to care for her, too?
As their worlds change around them, Jill and Mandy must learn to both let go and hold on, and that nothing is as easy—or as difficult—as it seems.
So now I’m here, 11.34pm, tears streaming down my face as I read this book. This heartwarming yet heartbreaking book, dealing with things like grief and teenage preagnancy. I could really connect with Mandy and Jill. Both were exceptionally characters, multi layered and beautiful in their own ways. I also love the other minor characters, like Dylan and Ravi and Robin.
I love how this book deals with all the issues so perfectly and truthfully. Beautiful and heartwarming.
Rating: 10 stars
June 20, 2014
Hey guys I’m back. And I know that all I’ve been posting lately are book reviews sorry! Anyway I’m in Sweden now during the june holidays yayy :) so yeah follow me on insta please? Demigod.tribute.fangirl is my username :D I’m more active there I promise
June 20, 2014
dystopia, fantasy, romance, suspense, young adult
Book: The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1)
Author: Rick Yancey
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.
Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
Omg what??!! Wait what?!?! Ok ok this is getting interesting.
Ahh shit I knew this. Seriously this is getting intense omg what?!!??!!
Wait is this going to be a weird love/friend/sibling triangle/square/hexagon thingy? Because it seems that everyone is connected to each other.
Oh god. God.
Wait yes! Ringer is not dead! Ringer and Ben, Cassie and Evan. Perfect. <33 (evan can’t be dead right…)
(^My reaction while reading the book)
Cassie is such a funny narrator like seriously laughed out loud so many times in the book when it was her turn to narrate. Ben too.
Ahhh thus book is so awesome like seriously heart pounding, nail biting, scary, and omg just perfect <33
Rating : 10 stars
June 19, 2014
future, romance, young adult
Book: Across the Universe (Across the Universe #1)
Author: Beth Revis
A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone – one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship – tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there’s only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.
Awwww so cute together <3
This book was really cool. Seriously. It explored what it will be like when people need to find a new planet. It also has many moral dilemmas that were thought-provoking.
The ending was a but arupt though. And I guessed who the elder/person unfreezing the cyro was even before halfway of the book. But still, a great book!!
Rating: 9.5 stars
June 17, 2014
contemporary, suspense, young adult
Book: I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent #1)
Author: Barry Lyga
What if the world’s worst serial killer…was your dad?
Jasper “Jazz” Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say.
But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal’s point of view.
And now bodies are piling up in Lobo’s Nod.
In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret—could he be more like his father than anyone knows?
OMG. WHAT?!?! HE’S THE KILLER?! OMG OMG OMG.
OMG. OMG. I CANT BELIEVE IT.
(^my reaction while reading)
This book is a thriller, a mystery, a coming of age. Complete with twists and turns, this book is the prefect heart pounder.
Jasper. Jazz. Omg. He is one of the best characters I have the chance of meeting (figuratively). He is afraid of himself, trying not to follow in his father’s footsteps. His childhood has been traumatising at the least. I just want to hold him and kiss him and be there for him. My jazz <33
And the plot is fast paced and makes your heart thud. This book is gruesome in some places and hilarious in others.
This is one of the scariest book I have ever read tbh. AND I CANT WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL.
Rating: 10 stars