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

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Review: Wish you were Italian- Kristin Rae

Goodreads Description:
Pippa has always wanted to go to Italy … but not by herself. And certainly not to sit in art school the entire summer learning about dead guys’ paintings. When she steps off the plane in Rome, she realizes that traveling solo gives her the freedom to do whatever she wants. So it’s arrivederci, boring art program and ciao, hot Italian guys!

Charming, daring, and romantic, Bruno is just the Italian Pippa’s looking for—except she keeps running into cute American archeology student Darren everywhere she goes. Pippa may be determined to fall in love with an Italian guy … but the electricity she feels with Darren says her heart might have other plans. Can Pippa figure out her feelings before her parents discover she left the program and—even worse—she loses her chance at love?
Okay it was amazing
I really do love books that are set out in Europe, that the characters travel.
This book started off amazing and it ended amazing
HOWEVER it did hit a slow bump at one point but it was brief so its all okay now.
The reading was easy of course and made for a very easy read and a very FAST read as well.
This is the second book I had read from this series, the first one being Blue Boy, Red Girl and I just love them! My best friend was kind enough to buy me another one from the series so I am way excited to get it
Back to this particular book!
It is very fluffy read and the ending is just beyond amazingly cute and perfect!
I wish all these books were made into movies xD
The whole time I just kept on wondering if I would've been able to do all the things she did and I just knew I wouldn't be able to. Like im scared of being alone in my home town, like walking the streets of downtown and if anyone strange looks at me I could just swear I will die, even if it is an old lady with a bright smile and fresh baked cookies.
My point? Well I sure as heck admire this character, makes it seem easy to do the things she did xD
Recommend it?
Yup! particularly if you're a fan of Anna and the French Kiss

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Review: Where She Went By Gayle Forman


Goodreads Description:
It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.
Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future - and each other.

Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I StayWhere She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.
So this one was such a good read. I read If I Stay last year, before the movie... Was it last year? Anyways, I read the first one and I thought that it was such a beautiful book. Since my library had it, I checked it out and read it and loved it. You start getting glimpses as to what happened in the past 3 years after Mia woke up and how things started changing. Its such a beautiful and sad book, I cried, But there was so many amazing things in it that ... There is just ... I'm glad I read the book when I did, instead of soon after If I Stay. Just because of personal things, this book came to me when it was fated to.



Recommend it?
YES. 100%

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Review: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski


Goodreads Description:
As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. 

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. 

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined. 

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart

It took me a bit of time to get into... Like half the book. It was so slow for me, there was something about the way that it was written that just seemed so freaking formal to me. But then once I got into it, I binge read the rest of the book. I lovveeeddd the scene of the kiss. I was going to delete that last part because I was thinking that it was probably a spoiler but then I was like nope, every book eventually has a kiss in it XD. The ending of the book was particularly intense but at the same time I was like WTF that just doesnt make sense. Like this guy is so into like... killing everyone and then hes like you know what, ill do what you want if you do this one thing. Like REALLY? youre willing to get rid of everything just for that? I thought you were supposed to be super cruel >.> But ttthhheeen I was like okay, it cant be that easy, this guy has to have some super evil plan right? Which is why I need to get the second book now XD

Recommend it?
Yeah, you simply have to give the book a chance.