Thursday, March 22, 2018

Review: Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca


Goodreads Description:
Kelsey and David became best friends the summer before freshman year and were inseparable ever after. Until the night a misunderstanding turned Kelsey into the school joke, and everything around her crumbled—including her friendship with David. So when Kelsey's parents decided to move away, she couldn't wait to start over and leave the past behind. Except, David wasn't ready to let her go...

Now it's senior year and Kelsey has a new group of friends, genuine popularity, and a hot boyfriend. Her life is perfect. That is, until David's family moves to town and he shakes up everything. Soon old feelings bubble to the surface and threaten to destroy Kelsey's second chance at happiness. The more time she spends with David, the more she realizes she never truly let him go. And maybe she never wants to.

Told in alternating sections, LAST YEAR'S MISTAKE is a charming and romantic debut about loving, leaving, and letting go.

Meh, I didn't really get into this book, it took me a while to get into, towards the middle I stopped and left it for a while and then it was collecting dust on my bedside table. 
I was gonna put the book back on my shelf but I knew that if I did put it back, I was never going to pick it back up xD
It wasn't bad. You must understand that it was not bad. But it was just.... Not memorable to me, which is a shame because I had very high hopes for it, I was super excited to get it xD 
Kelsey got a bit on my nerves to be honest, maybe its what she did? XD No Spoilers here though.
One thing that at first irked me, but then I ended up liking was the change in times, going back and forth, it prevented it from being predictable, you know?
At first I didnt like it because I was getting confused and stuff.. But thats just me.. Im a dumb.. person xD
I dont regret reading it but I dont think ill be rereading it either. 

Recommend it?
I honestly dont know what to say for that

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Review: Lady Midnight- Cassandra Clare


Goodreads Description:

In a kingdom by the sea…

In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.

parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?

The darkly magical world of Shadowhunters has captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the globe. Join the adventure in Lady Midnight, the long-awaited first volume of a new trilogy from Cassandra Clare.

Okay so this clearly has a good review BUT that doesnt mean that there wasnt something that irked me throughout the book but that was overshadowed by the over all plot
So I previously mentioned by feelings for Cassandra Clare and then those feelings turned positive when I read The Infernal Devices and then as I was reading Lady Midnight, the feelings split into two
Loving Cassandra Clare as an author
Not loving Cassandra Clare as a person
Apparently, in my world, those two are different.
The brief reason is because of the drama Cassandra Clare (or Cassandra Claire) has gone through and created before, but that is not what I am here to talk about
I am here to talk about the actual book, which I loved.
Okay so I called it from a mile away between Emma and Jules and just kept bracing myself for it to go down
BUT OMG! Burst into flames at that beach scene
The whole thing was pretty intense, not as intense as The Infernal Devices was for me but still, the thing that kept me going and still keeps me going is firstly, Emma and Jules, some more Malec mentions, and lastly, whats going to happen now with Lady Midnight!
So... everything >.>
Shouldve just gone with that xD
But okay, the thing that irked me is that personally, it could be that I am biased and didn't love The Mortal Instruments  (Except Malec) but the constant mention of Clary and Jace, it just felt unnecessary in some scenes, like oh I just randomly called Clary this morning and asked her whats up. Like... Okay, yall are friends but it would just be out of nowhere. Or the constant pop culture references. At first it was like HEYYYY I KNOW THAT! THATS CURRENTLY GOING ON! But then they just kept on coming. Like okay, Clare, we get it, you know your shit.
Back to the positive.
I love that Christina is from the Mexico Institute and the whole her describing what she misses and speaking her native tongue. I would get excited because it was like I UNDERSTAND! I DONT HAVE TO LOOK IT UP! OMG IM CHRISTINA! 
I dont know, that is highly just totally me XD
Anyways, I loved Lady Midnight, it might seem like I didnt but I did and I need my own copy (got it from the library) It is beautiful and I need it and the next 2 already

Recommend it?
Uhmm.. Yes

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Review: Kindred Spirits- Rainbow Rowell

Goodreads Description:
'Everybody likes everything these days. The whole world is a nerd.'
'Are you mad because other people like Star Wars? Are you mad because people like me like Star Wars?'

If you broke Elena's heart, Star Wars would spill out. So when she decides to queue outside her local cinema to see the new movie, she's expecting a celebration with crowds of people who love Han, Luke and Leia just as much as she does. What she's not expecting is to be last in a line of only three people; to have to pee into a collectible Star Wars soda cup behind a dumpster or to meet that unlikely someone who just might truly understand the way she feels. Kindred Spirits is an engaging short story by Rainbow Rowell, author of the bestselling Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Carry On, and is part of a handful of selected short reads specially produced for World Book Day.
This is actually my first Rainbow Rowell story
STOP! I knooooowwwww I've heard it before!
I have a plan to read Fangirl this month as well soo... Im getting there! And I also have Eleanor and Park but haven't even opened it yet u.u
So I really liked this one, I feel like I could relate to it a lot, not because I stood in line for The Force Awakens  (I was sick) but because I HAVE been in line for movies, the one I stood/sat in line for the longest was either Breaking Dawn or The Hobbit, I can't remember which one xD
Point is, ive been to a lot (not DAYS before though) and so I really liked the story for that, because if you haven't been in line for a movie before you must know this, you DO kind of form a bond, for Breaking Dawn, well it was mid November, freezing, SO many people ! Like, it was insane, there are people with tents, blankets, buffets
Dead serious about the buffett, there was a family that brought huge platters of food and by the end of the night there was still a lot and she ended up sharing with my small group of peeps xD
People were signing, dancing, watching movies, freezing together and once inside, everyone was covered in blankets, taking pictures, drinking coffee and trying to stay up.
It is a heck of an experience.
Which is what I feel this was mostly about, about the experience of doing something extreme for something you love.
Even if in the end it doesn't work out the way you expect xD
The ending seriously made me crack up xD
Recommend it?
I mean, if you love/have stood in line for a movie, love star wars, cute short stories are your thing, then this is totally for you