Books are more than a words

Dec 2, 2017

Lucky in Love by Kasie West

Lucky in Love
by Kasie West
Source: bought
My Rating: 4 stars
Summary:
Can’t buy me love… 
Maddie’s not impulsive. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment—
She wins!
In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she’s talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun…until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust.
Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn’t seem aware of Maddie’s big news. And, for some reason, she doesn’t want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?


****

How can I not love a Kasie West book if she’s the queen of cute contemporary romances. I read Lucky in Love in one of those “sad days” and it amazed me how her books always make me feel better.
Even though her main characters are starting to feel too similar for me (I know, I’m going to hell for saying this), Kasie West brings to life Seth, one of the cutest love interest I’ve seen.
I loved Maddie and Seth’s relationship and how cute they were together and while I felt like Maddie was a little dramatic and sometimes even did not deserve Seth, I still loved how everything turned out to be.

You see, this book is about money and money is almost always a hard topic, because not everyone feels the same. So, half of the book I was really angry with Maddie decisions, they felt too childish and self centered, and sometimes I kept thinking it was unrealistic, but I can’t know for sure, because it obviously never happened to me (you know, to be millionaire). The other half, I kept feeling bad for her and I just wanted her to be happy.
While money stuff wasn’t my favorite part to read, the romance was EVERYTHING, I still haven’t found any other author that makes fall in love with a romance as much as Kasie West does. I want all her couples to live happily ever after.
Overall, I enjoyed Lucky in Love, it didn’t disappoint at all, and now I can’t wait to read what’s next from her! 


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Nov 30, 2017

The Becoming of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions #1) by Michelle Hodkin

The Becoming of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions #1) 
by Michelle Hodkin   
Source: eARC provided for review, thank you!
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Summary:
In the first book of the Shaw Confessions, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, old skeletons are laid bare and new promises prove deadly. This is what happens after happily ever after.
Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string.
They’re wrong.
Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future.
He shouldn’t.
And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart.
They’re right.

****

I don’t think I’ll ever be able to write a full, long review of this book because it’d be full of spoilers. So, just let me tell you this: The Becoming of Noah Shaw will NOT disappoint you.

If you enjoyed the Mara Dyer trilogy, then you’ll definitely enjoy this one, too. It has all the things that made The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer unforgettable: nerdy conversations, gore, mystery, darkness and that passionate and all consuming love between Mara and Noah.
Please be aware, the first thing I noticed when I started reading it were the trigger warnings. I don’t even remember all of them, but if the first page (on my kindle) was full of trigger warnings, then you know this is going to be fucked up. 

The plot was just as intriguing and puzzling as the previous trilogy, and even though there are answers to questions from Mara’s books, the mystery never ends.
Michelle Hodkin brings back her old characters and puts them in way more complicated situations, testing them, and testing us. 

While there isn’t a love triangle at sight (thank you!) the ending is still heartbreaking and full of angst. I am actually dying to read the next book, but I wasn’t expecting less. 

Nov 28, 2017

My Thoughts On: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down
by John Green
Source: bought
My Rating: 4 stars
Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. 



****
 
I’ve been a huge fan of John Green ever since I read Paper Towns, and I think I’ve loved all of his books, even when the language barrier made it hard for me to properly understand them. That’s why I’ve been anticipating Turtles All The Way Down since the day it was announced. I couldn’t wait to read, so of course I started reading it on the release week. 

Maybe because I’m a huge fan it’s hard for me to describe how I feel about this book. The thing is, I liked it so much, but I didn’t love it because I couldn’t feel John Green in it. For starters, since I didn’t read the synopsis, I was bit shocked to discover the book is narrated by a girl (yeah, I know TFIOS is narrated by a girl, too), but I was used to his male narrators (Quinn, Will Grayson, Colin, Miles), so I was kind of expecting a boy as a main character. But that’s my fault cause, like I said, I didn’t read the synopsis.
The second thing that bothered me a little is the romance, but even I don’t know why. I understand why it was the way it was, but I was expecting a little more when it came to it. 

You see, I don’t know what to think. I’m a mess inside. This book is about Aza’s (the MC) struggles with her mental illness and how she’s trying to overcome it, and at the same time, explain them to the people around her. Aza is such a great character and she broke my heart throughout the book and all I wanted was her happiness.
Aza’s journey is deep and heartbreaking, but John Green has the ability to capture the feelings of wonder with his words, so, at the same time, there were many times when this book made me feel happy!
And have I told you how good was the friendship between Aza and Daisy? In all honesty, that friendship was my favorite part of Turtles All The Way Down. 

So, overall, I enjoyed this book. I might not have loved it as much as TFIOS, but I still liked it and I’ll read John Green writes from now on.

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Nov 27, 2017

Hello, there!


Hey there!
Well, this is basically an apology post...
If you know me, then you probably noticed that I’ve been offline since, August, I think. I had a few scheduled posts for September, but I couldn’t visit my favorite blogs or update my Goodreads profile (I LOVE Goodreads, I don’t know how I’ve survived without it).
To make this story short, well, LIFE happened. I also don’t have internet at home, and to make things worse my computer died and I got it back TODAY (thankfully, also today I learned how to connect my phone data to my PC).

Anyway, I miss the blogosphere SO MUCH, I miss my fave bloggers (I’m looking at you Ari, Alyssa, Meli and Jen), I miss Goodreads... I miss even Edelweiss.
I haven’t read too much either, because I’ve been having problems with my left eye, so I’ve been really careful about it. Meanwhile I became a full-time BTS fan, because without books, only their music keeps me going.

Now, I really, really like to apology for all the ARCs I wasn’t able to review on time. I’m working on it, and I hope this never happens again, like, I won’t request review copies anymore for a long time. Publishers, authors, I’m really sorry.

And that’s it. I miss you all!
Hugs!
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Sep 22, 2017

Some Books Ago: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas


Some Books Ago is a shout out to all those books published some years ago. I don't want you to forget them!

So, I read Little Monsters a while ago and then I found out Kara Thomas has another thrillers and I'm just DYING to read it too! I've read many great reviews, so if you haven't read it either, let's add it to your TBR now!
Check it out! 

The Darkest Corners was published on April 19th 2016 by Delacorte


 


Summary:

There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what happened there that last summer. Memories of things so dark will burn themselves into your mind if you let them.

Callie never left. She moved to another house, so she doesn’t have to walk those same halls, but then Callie always was the stronger one. She can handle staring into the faces of her demons—and if she parties hard enough, maybe one day they’ll disappear for good.

Tessa and Callie have never talked about what they saw that night. After the trial, Callie drifted and Tessa moved, and childhood friends just have a way of losing touch.

But ever since she left, Tessa has had questions. Things have never quite added up. And now she has to go back to Fayette—to Wyatt Stokes, sitting on death row; to Lori Cawley, Callie’s dead cousin; and to the one other person who may be hiding the truth.

Only the closer Tessa gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer—and this time, it won’t be so easy to run away.

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