Sunday, August 30, 2015

Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


Goodreads Description:
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. 

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. 

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.


Can we just say, PLOT TWIST! towards the ending. I was not expecting that !
I feel like I shouldve seen it coming from a mile away but I still didnt!!!
Bardugo has managed to keep me on the edge of my seat with this one. 
It took me a couple days to read it because I was so sick and it was the first week of my second year in college xD

The imagery in this book is amazing, I really wish that this book gets made into a movie because the way that its written and split into parts really makes it easy for you to visualize as a motion picture.

Im not going to lie, I havent yet read the Grisha series, but I totally understood this book, so if you havent yet read the Grisha series, worry not, you can still pick up this book and read it.
And you should.
As I mentioned before, there is a huge plot twist, Towards the end that I nearly dropped the book, I actually GASPED out loud

And that doesnt happen often, I'll tell you that xD

This book didnt just meet my expectations, it exceeded them.

Recommend it?

What are you still doing here?
Go preorder the book.
Comes out the 29th of September

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Review: Armada by Ernest Cline


Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure.

But hey, there’s nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don’t get chosen to save the universe.

And then he sees the flying saucer.

Even stranger, the alien ship he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders.

No, Zack hasn’t lost his mind. As impossible as it seems, what he’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.

It’s Zack’s chance, at last, to play the hero. But even through the terror and exhilaration, he can’t help thinking back to all those science-fiction stories he grew up with, and wondering: Doesn’t something about this scenario seem a little…familiar?

At once gleefully embracing and brilliantly subverting science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline could, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with the pop-culture savvy that has helped make Ready Player One a phenomenon.

First off, let me start off with the fact that I received this book as a blogging for books book in exchange for an honest review. Second. THIS IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL COVER! YOU DONT EVEN KNOW. Its mostly all of the blue is in matter and the rest is shinny and metallic, its .. Idk I freaking love it. 
Now, the actual book was actually pretty darn good, I found it too have its funny parts too, but I guess most books have a funny part XD. When I first read the description, I got reminded of Pixels XD Now, I havent seen the movie so I couldnt tell you if  its anything alike or not. Probably not, since this one talked about stories that reminded him or what was going on and Pixels is supposed to be purely video games and just all this crazy shit going on XD Zach was a great character and this was just a great book as well.

Recommend it?
If you like science fiction stories. This is for you.

Review: Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

Yes 10 out of a 5

Goodreads Description:
Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine— Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.

I freaking LOVED this! The messages that you start to get throughout this book as you read it. I releate to many of them. The insecurities you get with other people because you are fat. Well not you but me XD. Like people tell you youre beautiful and funny or just great and possitive things and sometimes I just sit there like "youre such a liar, stop lying. Thats just not true." When I last had a boyfriend, he was this 6 foot something, thin, baseball player. People considered him attractive. He was my boyfriend so duh, I found him attractive too XD. But like I would always ask myself what he could possibly see in me. Every time he would wrap his arms around me in the beggining of the relationship, I would just freak out. Even torwards the end of the relationship I would still get this split second of freaking out before I would be like well, we have been together so long, whatever. But still, even with friends now a days, I still question everything possitive that they tell me. I wonder why they even hang out with me. After reading this book however, I realized that my fatness should really be something to hold me back. Itll only be as bad as I make it to be. I would probably be considered normal by the beauty standards in the 50s XD Not the point, the point is that this book is beautiful and hilarious. I loved everything about it! Every single page of it

Recommend it?
YES I really really do.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini
Reviewed August 12, 2015
Goodreads Description:
Worlds divide, magic slays, and love lies in the second book of Josephine Angelini’s The Worldwalker Trilogy.
"You think I’m a monster, but my choices, as ruthless as they seem, are justified."
Lily is back in her own universe, and she's ready to start a new life with Rowan by her side. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape from New Salem, and must hide her magic for the safety of everyone she cares about, but compared to fighting the Woven, the monstrous creatures inhabiting the alternate Salem, life is looking pretty good.
Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. If she can’t persuade Lily to return to her world, she will force her to come back by doing away with the ones she loves.
Picking up right where Trial By Fire left off, Firewalker is another sexy, fast-paced, heartbreaking thrill ride from internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini!
Bit disappointed by it after the first book.
But lets not start with negatives. I liked the Lily was back and with Rowan. I love the world building that Angelini does, that's always a tough thing to do in my opinion, make another world seem possibly and like you're there with the characters, seeing it all without a question. The story itself is very ... addicting? I cant think of the proper word. Like the reader gets really into it.
Now onto what I didn't really like about it. I didn't like the way that Angelini kept the secrets that Lily wouldn't tell Rowan, I felt as if  Rowan became not so ... THERE as he was in the first book.
And i felt as if this was kind of from the very beginning. The whole like... lacking romance part of the book.
Maybe because it focused more on action than it did on romance?
I was hoping for romance xD
that cliffhanger though!
Recommend it?
mmmm just brace yourself that its not as good as the first book.
OR if youre hoping for more romance, this is for you.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Review: Anne and Henry by Dawn Ius #HEADSWILLROLL.


Goodreads Description:
In this wonderfully creative retelling of the infamous—and torrid—love affair between Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, history collides with the present when a sizzling romance ignites in a modern-day high school.

Henry Tudor’s life has been mapped out since the day he was born: student body president, valedictorian, Harvard Law School, and a stunning political career just like his father’s. But ever since the death of his brother, the pressure for Henry to be perfect has doubled. And now he’s trapped: forbidden from pursuing a life as an artist or dating any girl who isn’t Tudor-approved.

Then Anne Boleyn crashes into his life.

Wild, brash, and outspoken, Anne is everything Henry isn’t allowed to be—or want. But soon Anne is all he can think about. His mother, his friends, and even his girlfriend warn him away, but his desire for Anne consumes him.

Henry is willing to do anything to be with her, but once they’re together, will their romance destroy them both?

Inspired by the true story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, Anne & Henry beautifully reimagines the intensity, love, and betrayal between one of the most infamous couples of all time.

So  I got this book the other day, thanks to the wonderful author and publisher over at Simon and Schuster.
I wouldve finished it a day earlier than expected but I went out u.u But it was freaking good.

First off. I want to talk cover. This one deserves a cover talk. 
Im not the type to find shirtless guys on the covers a sexy book. I have so much more respect for a fully clothed sexy cover xD and this is one of those that just caught my attention. Then I had gone to the description of the book and was like... I need it in my life. So I contacted the proper people and the puclisher was kind enough so send me a copy. 
Audrey, if you read this... Thanks xD

Book itself
So I have always been a fan of like... retelling stories, I dont know why, I just always find them so interesting for authors to add their own twist, especially stories that have been modernized such as this one. 
I love the way that its written. Some parts of the book might be
And I found it funny because thats sometimes the way I text xD I feel like sometimes its the only way to get the proper emotion across xD its weird xD like an additional dramatic pause it added.
Now. There is a scene about the murder mystery dinner... That sounds like so much fun!!! I cant even xD it was a fairly short scene in my opinion, like things sometimes seemed to go a bit fast, but when I read that scene I was like 
I need to have one of those dinners in my lifetime. 

The ending... The ending killed me. Firstly, the ending was symbolic as *&%$, if you know the original story from real history, youll get it. At first I was kind of mad but then I was like no, this is the way it SHOULD be done, I like it!I felt so bad for Anne though u.u 

One of the things I didnt like about this book was that I felt like I was missing some parts xD Like at points the story would go really fast or as if I was simply missing some text in my book or something. But still, it didnt make in a bad book. I still enjoyed it.

Recommend it?
Yups, this is a good in between books type of book.