Thursday, March 29, 2018

Review: Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern

A.K.A Rosie Dunne
A.K.A Where Rainbows End


From the bestselling author of PS, I Love You comes a delightfully enchanting novel about what happens when two people who are meant to be together just can't seem to get it right.

Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, their relationship gets closer by the day, until Alex gets the news that his family is leaving Dublin and moving to Boston. At 17, Rosie and Alex have just started to see each other in a more romantic light. Devastated, the two make plans for Rosie to apply to colleges in the U.S.

She gets into Boston University, Alex gets into Harvard, and everything is falling into place, when on the eve of her departure, Rosie gets news that will change their lives forever: She's pregnant by a boy she'd gone out with while on the rebound from Alex.

Her dreams for college, Alex, and a glamorous career dashed, Rosie stays in Dublin to become a single mother, while Alex pursues a medical career and a new love in Boston. But destiny is a funny thing, and in this novel, structured as a series of clever e-mails, letters, notes, and a trail of missed opportunities, Alex and Rosie find out that fate isn't done with them yet.

From the gifted author of PS, I Love You comes this charming, romantic, addictively page-turning novel that will keep readers laughing and guessing until the very last page.

AHHHHH Where to begin?! I got super excited to read this after I saw the movie and BAM! finally got my hands on it! So freaking excited! Anyways, first thing about this book, its written in chat messeges, emails, and letters. Which at first I didnt think would be appealing to me when I first found out but then I loved it. Its basicly like looking into someones life and figuring out what they were feeling yet still wondering if thats all that they were actually feeling or simply saying... You know? Its a funny book, its full of humor and I LOVE Alex, of course I kept picturing Sam Claflin as Alex, so that might have been the reason I was so in love with him xD as well as Rosie being Lily Collins.

Just... look at him *heart eyes emoji here*
It was a beautiful movie and its a beautiful book. Its so stressing how it takes them so long to get together, but thats the reality of life. It just doesnt happen easily and things keep getting in the way. I was sad that the book didnt give more in the epilogue but at the same time it was kind of perfect. 
I might actually make this picture my computer wallpaper... BYE BYE CINDERELLA

Recommend it?
Yup, if you like romance novels, this might be for you. I suggest you read an excerpt first though, the way its written might not be everyones cup of tea.

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

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins


Goodreads Description:
Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. 

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series

When I started I was like okay, Anna and the French Kiss will always be my favorite, forever and always. But then towards the middle of this book im like holy crap, Isla (eye-la) is my spirit animal. Then towards the end I realized that this would be my favorite. Hands down. 
This book was sexy without being vulgar. 
And OMG!!!!! That scene towards the end in the Point Star!!!
I cried a lot in this book towards the end! When shes reading the manual at the end.. I cried super hard.

I honestly did !!!
 The last book and only other book I cried on was The fault in out starts.
That one was out of sadness though.
Well this one had sad crying too.

This book had it all. I love how we get to see all of these places as they travel, we go in their adventures. 
We fall in love. 
It had heartbreak.
It had life.
I want more. 
I need more. 
I finished this like 12 hours ago and I still cant get over the feeling that it left me. 

Recommend it?
I dont know whay youre still reading this.
You should be out there.
Getting the book.
Close the page.