Thursday, June 30, 2016

Review: Ask me how I got here- Christine Heppermann


Goodreads Description:
Addie has always known what she was running toward. In cross-country, in life, in love. Until she and her boyfriend—her sensitive, good-guy boyfriend—are careless one night and she ends up pregnant. Addie makes the difficult choice to have an abortion. And after that—even though she knows it was the right decision for her—nothing is the same anymore. She doesn’t want anyone besides her parents and her boyfriend to know what happened; she doesn’t want to run cross-country; she can’t bring herself to be excited about anything. Until she reconnects with Juliana, a former teammate who’s going through her own dark places. 

I actually read this book a long while back but totally forgot to write and post the review!
This book was written in like... poem style?
I dont know what to call it
but when you finish this book it is like plunging in a pool on a summer day
just, this freshness that kinda stings but you still enjoy and would do it again?
It is a quick read because of the way it is written but boy does it pack a punch. Got to give huge props to Heppermann because it just .. its a masterpiece. 
This is a book that needs to be read by all, it is a coming of age book that should be a required read, people could really learn from it

Recommend it?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Review: Fuck That- An honest meditation by Jason Headley


Goodreads Description:

Let this book help you find peace with the challenges that surround you. 
Because they are f*cking everywhere.

We all have an inner voice. Sometimes it's just not quite as serene as we'd like. 
Based on the viral video that had everyone from yogis to workaholics raving, F*ck That is the completely truthful and oddly tranquil guide to achieving your inner peace.


I didnt know what to expect of this book but strangely enough I got just what I needed from it
This book was hilariously zen
Yes it was like
Those peasants dont matter, but written in a way that was like calming
its a strange thing to describe what happened with this book but I just loved it
I'll be buying copies for all my friends!
This is a must for all

Recommend it?

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Review: Illuminae- Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


Goodreads Description:

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

Okay, while I do LOVE how this book is written, it does get in my nerves at the same time
This book was a rollercoaster for the simple reason that for me it had its up and down moments
It could be because I kept reading it in fragments
But okay, when this book got intense, it got super intense, like SCARY! 
Like you just couldnt believe those things where actually happening
This book is going to be made into a movie and THOSE particular scenes, well
You better get your shit straight Brad Pitt, there were scenes in World War Z that couldve made the movie so epicly classic and thrilling, but they didnt do them, and if they dont do them for Illuminae, ill be pissed
Some of you probably are like dafuq you on?
Brad Pitt will produce Illuminae just as he produced World War Z, no words on the cast yet, but I cant wait!

Okay, so back to the book, the book was thrilling enough for me to get excited to read Gemina (which the book for trade gods blessed me with) which I will probably start this week after I finish my set TBR (first and only time I will set a TBR pile, I get super strict about it and makes me loose my mind)

But anyways, this book is completely one of a kind and even though this book didnt get a stellar review from me
get it
I still feel like it is a must read, simply because of the way it is made, and the jacket is gorgeous, it is a book you dont want to miss, its a true beauty

Recommend it?
Sure thing

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Review: Mother can you not? - Kate Siegel

Goodreads Decription:
Based on the wildly popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom, Kate Siegel's essay collection about life with the woman who redefined the term "helicopter mom"

There is nothing more wonderful than a mother’s love. There is also nothing more annoying. Who else can proudly insist that you’re perfect while simultaneously making you question every career, fashion, and relationship decision you have ever made?

No one understands the delicate mother-daughter dynamic better than Kate Siegel—her own mother drove her so crazy that she decided to broadcast their hilarious conversations on Instagram. Soon, hundreds of thousands of people were following their daily text exchanges, eager to see what outrageous thing Kate’s mom would do next. Now, in Mother, Can You NOT?, Kate pays tribute to the woman who invented the concept of drone parenting.

From embarrassing moments (like crashing Kate's gynecological exams) to outrageous stories (like the time she made Kate steal a cat from the pound) to hilarious celebrations (including but not limited to parties for Kate's menstrual cycles), Mother, Can you NOT? lovingly lampoons the lengths to which our mothers will go to better our lives (even if it feels like they’re ruining them in the process).
It was a lot funnier than I expected. I mean, a book based on an Instagram account? I couldnt expect much of it.
I really love the cover of this book, it describes a lot of moms out there being weirdly insane which is pretty much Kates mom.
This book actually made me laugh out loud which is not something I tend to do in books

Review: The Last Star- Rick Yancey


Goodreads Description:

The enemy is Other. The enemy is us.

They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.

But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves…or saving what makes us human.

Oh boy, I write this on May 27, 2016, and I just finished this book, got it yesterday


I mean I know why but I refuse to accept it and wish it wasnt like that

But I get that it has to be that way u.u
I feel like if I dont seriously think out this review I will continue to say over and over that it was the way it was meant to be and that there was just no other way around the ending in hopes that I will convince myself of that
It was fairly intense and you think that things are about to be FUBAR but in the end.. well.... The end
I enjoyed the end, trying to pull themselves together and specially that thing with Ringer and honoring Cassie.
I trully was shocked by Ringers news and I was like wait, makes no sense, but just this second, I understood xD 
It was a trully bittersweet ending, that is all I can say without actually spoiling much, because there is just a LOT that could be spoiled, since this is a book in which people live and people die, I cant actually talk about many of the characters and their endings without spoiling it so I will just leave it to you guys to enjoy and find out how it all ends.

Recommend it?

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Review: Ever the Hunted- Erin Summerill


Goodreads Description:

Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.

First off, lets briefly appreciate what a beautiful cover this book has, it is seriously a work of art!
Seriously... Look at it....
Anyways, not going to lie to you, as I write this, I am suffering from a splitting headache so my writing might seem a bit off... More than usual I should say
This book was amazing, if you loved Red Queen, I feel like this would be a book you would enjoy, it isnt exactly similar, but I just kept thinking of Red Queen as I read it, maybe its the whole having kick ass powers things?
I dont know but this book was great!
Britta is kind of a bad ass but a stubborn bad ass
Oh boy is she stubborn
She did of course have the typical cliche of, there is no way he likes me, even though it is super obvious HE does which I would say kind of irks me but when I think about it, it is kind of the way things work
The ending was like WHAT!?I was kind of confused by it at first then I slowly started to grasp it and was like OH SNAP! You know those moments? when things suddendly hit you as to how its going and its like
WHAT!? NOOOOOOO Kind of thing?
Well I had that moment at the end of the book xD Which for me, a good ending is CRUCIAL for a book

Recommend it?