Thursday, July 12, 2018

Review: My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins and others


Goodreads Description:
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ...This beautiful collection features twelve gorgeously romantic stories set during the festive period, by some of the most talented and exciting YA authors writing today. The stories are filled with the magic of first love and the magic of the holidays.

I gotta say, I loved the cover more than I did the book. Some stories were so great and so freaking cute but others just kinda didnt do it for me. The whole thing put together I love the idea for and I always had it planned to read 1 story a day in countdown for the holidays but I never got around to it and in the beginning of summer I was like its now or never. I was expecting super fluffy stories and I really didnt get them but then again, the book is quiet short and it does have 12 stories in it so there isnt many pages that could really contain a lot of a story in them. I guess if the stories had been just a bit longer, then maybe I wouldve gotten the fluffiness that I had wanted.

Recommend it?
Yeah, it was still a cute book. Makes good for the holidays.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Review: The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


Goodreads Description:
A funny, often poignant tale of boy meets girl with a twist: what if one of them couldn't stop slipping in and out of time? Highly original and imaginative, this debut novel raises questions about life, love, and the effects of time on relationships.

Audrey Niffenegger’s innovative debut, The Time Traveler’s Wife, is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing. 

The Time Traveler’s Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare’s marriage and their passionate love for each other as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals—steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.

When I started to read this book, I was instantly hooked but somewhere in the middle I got a sense of deja vu that simply made it feel like I had already read the book at some point in my life but that made no sense because I didn't even own the book until the very moment I decided I wanted to read it, which made it funny, considering the topic of the book. Anyways, I loved this book, I found it outstanding how this book managed to tell a story across different timelines without spoiling and always managing to tie all the ends together AND SOMEHOW NOT GET CONFUSING FOR THE READER! Huge huge props to Niffenegger for that. I had seen the movie a long time before I read the book (no, that's not where the deja vu came from, it was mundane details in the book that gave me deja vu, things not in the movie) and so I knew what was going to happen towards the end but damn it, it still hit me like a ton of bricks. This is a true love story, one that will stick with you and make you feel all kinds of shit 

Recommend it?
If love stories are your thing, yeah, but I could see how this would not be everyone's cup of tea.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Review: Wolf by Wolf - Ryan Graudin


Goodreads Description:
Her story begins on a train.

The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s Ball in Tokyo.

Yael, a former death camp prisoner, has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost. The resistance has given Yael one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year’s only female racer, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele twin’s brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael’s every move.

But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission?

From the author of The Walled City comes a fast-paced and innovative novel that will leave you breathless

I had a lot of expectations for this book, the description of it made me like super interested in it and I just couldnt wait to read it and of course, I finally did which is why I am here
It was interesting and intense from the very beginning, its hard not to be intense with the topic but Ryan did an amazing job at still keeping it real and respectful to the proper things. The beginning of the journey wasnt super exciting, but it all kept reminding me of Mad Max Fury Road only because of the desert and getting all extremish and stuff
As things kept going on and more intense, it was harder to put the book down, and towards the end, like the last fourth of the book and as Yael kept getting closer to her goal I was like holy SMOKES!
I was flipping pages faster than I could read them (still read them though)
What happens in the end will make you gasp, I was just like
NO way! I CANT EVEN! It's like I shouldve seen it coming but I FREAKING DIDN'T
Now, I wont go ahead and claim that this is my new favorite series but this sure as heck is a good book and I really cant wait to get my hands on the next book
Recommend it?
Eh.... I do, it gets really good at the end, good cliff hanger, definitely cant wait for the next one