Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)
I'm pretty sure you've all added this book to your TBR lists but here it is anyway:
Where the Stars Still Shine
by Trish Doller
Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life might be like. She's never had a home, never gone to school, and has gotten most of her meals from laundromat vending machines. Her dreams are haunted by memories she’d like to forget completely. But when Callie’s mom is finally arrested for kidnapping her, and Callie’s real dad whisks her back to what would have been her life, in a small town in Florida, Callie must find a way to leave the past behind. She must learn to be part of a family. And she must believe that love--even with someone who seems an improbable choice--is more than just a possibility.
Trish Doller writes incredibly real teens, and this searing story of love, betrayal, and how not to lose your mind will resonate with readers who want their stories gritty and utterly true.

The blurb:
"Trish Doller writes strong, gutsy characters that you can't help caring for and Callie is no exception. Her journey is heartbreaking and powerful." —Melina Marchetta, Printz Award winning author of Jellicoe Road

Now, all I'm gonna say is:

Friday, March 22, 2013

Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Title: Hopeless
Author: Coleen Hoover
Contemporary YA/ Coming of Age
Published December 19th 2012
Goodreads // Amazon

While I hoped Hopeless would be a deep book, I just never imagined it would go to the deep confines of the most horrible type of crimes and sins. It actually starts off like any other forgettable YA story: shy, naïve girl meets mysterious stranger who seems to fall in love with her instantly.

So forgive me if I was unconvinced and a little cynical towards the first chapters, things seemed awfully convenient for the two leads and I was a bit turned off. Also, the “mystery” was being stretched out a little too much for my liking.

But then, BAM! A clue, a clue about what happened to Sky and omg I figured it out and almost dropped my kindle right there, because that’s just horrible. The most horrible thing you can imagine and then worse. So my heart instantly warmed towards Sky and I started enjoying the story much more than before.

Holder’s part in the story wasn’t as easy to figure out, though. I actually never guessed it correctly, but it didn’t make it any less entertaining. He was a good guy with a great heart and I didn’t doubt the love he felt for Sky.

My biggest complaint is that the first half of the book felt disconnected to the second, like 2 different stories. Like, Sky’s absolute best friend doesn’t appear or gets mentioned very much at the second part and there isn’t any running, which both Sky and Holder loved to do for exercise.

However, I really enjoyed the passion and the fierceness of this novel, it truly catches your interest and holds it, and makes you enjoy the ride these teens go through even though it’s heartbreaking and it kind of destroys your faith in some humans, but love prevails and it’s really amazing to witness.



Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)
I'm the worst blogger ever, I'm so sorry!
but here's an awesome book that will hopefully make up a little for my horrible blogging :(
by Alexandra Coutts
A novel about the end of days full of surprising beginning
The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week’s time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn’t how to save the world—the question is, what to do with the time that's left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family—all with the ultimate stakes at hand.
Alexandra Coutts's TUMBLE & FALL is a powerful story of courage, love, and hope at the end of the world.
FINALLY! A dystopian novel that doesn't have a crazy post-apocalyptic world and surreal technology but instead focuses on the feelings and the things a teenager would want to do with their last time of their lives. I can already feel the tears.
And how about that GORGEOUS cover?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Waitimg on Wednesday: Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)
Hi y'all.
Sorry I've been MIA, you know my excuse :( but I promise to post some reviews this weekend. Meanwhile, here's my WoW:
by Kara Taylor
Meet Anne Dowling – a fresh, original, and funny new YA heroine whose knowing, irreverent voice will remind readers of Pretty Little Liars and Private.
Anne practically runs her exclusive prep school on New York’s Upper East Side—that is, until she burns part of it down. Accidentally. Her lawyer father decides to send his not-quite-so-innocent only daughter to a prestigious boarding school outside of Boston. Determined to reform her bad girl ways and make it back to New York, making friends at the Wheatley School is the last thing Anne cares about. There is one girl Anne is able to stand, though—her roommate Isabella. That is, until Isabella’s body is found in the woods behind the school.
Anne is convinced someone knows what happened to Isabella the night she was viciously murdered—but no one is talking. That’s when Anne starts to notice how old and creepy the Wheatley School really is. When she meets Isabella’s twin brother and learns he also thinks the school might be covering up the truth about Isabella’s death, Anne can’t help it…she starts poking around. Utilizing her lock-picking skills, unmistakable charm, and the help of a cute classmate named Brent, Anne discovers that Isabella wasn’t quite the innocent nerdy girl she pretended to be. But someone will do anything to stop Anne’s snooping around in this fast-paced, unputdownable read—even if it means framing her for Isabella’s murder.

I am insanely excited about this book. INSANELY.
Just reading the synopsis gives me sweaty palms, hyperventilating, anxiety, can't-sit-still... if I didn't know any better I'd diagnose myself with hyperthyroidism,

but I know better so OMG I want this book so bad!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)
Well hello there my darlings!
today I'm feeling festive and happy because I just got chosen to be an exchange student this next summer, which is absolutely awesome because yes.
So, I got really inspired and decided to do a WoW about books that are part of a series that I love/like/am excited about :)
Isla and the Happily Ever After
by Stephanie Perkins
From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.
Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.
Friends, I'm gonna tell you since when I've been waiting for this book: 2010. You read that right, twothousandfreakingten. It's gotten to the point where I almost lost interest, if it weren't any other author I'd probably had, but my faith is on Perkins. And my expectations are HIGH.
Double Digit
by Annabel Monaghan
To say eighteen-year-old Farrah Higgins—or Digit—is good at math is a laughable understatement. She’s been cracking codes since childhood, and is finally at home with “her people” at MIT in Cambridge. Her talents are so off the charts that her laptop is under surveillance by both the CIA and an ecoterrorist named Jonas Furnis. So when she thoughtlessly hacks into the Department of Defense’s database, she lands in serious hot water inside and outside the law. Readers will be sad to turn the last page of this suspenseful, sassy, super smart thriller, the sequel to A Girl Named Digit.
This series is currently my favorite because it's fun and witty and fast and fabulous. I am a math hater, seriously I'm probably in med school because I suck at math so bad they wouldn't haven taken me anywhere else ;) but still I super enjoy Digit talking about math, she makes it interesting and not boring at all.
Just One Year
by Gayle Forman
It will be in Willem's POV.
"Can you fall in love in just one day? Can you become a new person? How about in just one year? In JUST ONE DAY and its companion novel JUST ONE YEAR, sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey and easygoing actor Willem De Ruiter are about to find out against a guidebook-worthy array of foreign backdrops. Equal parts romance, coming-of-age-tale, mystery and travel romp (with settings that span from England’s Stratford upon Avon to Paris to Amsterdam to India’s Bollywood) JUST ONE DAY and JUST ONE YEAR show how in looking for someone else, you just might wind up finding yourself."
As y'all know, I wasn't a big fan of Just One Day. BUT I am hoping Willem's part of the story will change my insight and therefore my perspective. Also, (cover) I thought Willem was a blonde and not a brunette?, and doesn't he look like he's not enjoying the kiss hee hee.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Review: Easy by Tammara Webber

Title: Easy
Author: Tammara Webber
Contemporary / New Adult
Published November 6th 2012 by Berkley Trade
Goodreads | Amazon

So Easy has gotten raving reviews and 5 star-ratings all over the blogosphere but I’m actually disappointed. The story itself is good, I like that it has a good message of standing up for yourself and facing your demons. I loved that it included some taboo topics like rape and how almost every time a girl is raped society always end up blaming the victim. It has a good message and I appreciate it.

But even though I was sad about what happened to Jaqueline, I couldn't quite connect with her. Her blandness turned me off, she was kind of a mess and I hoped she would come to her senses by the end but she didn’t, it felt like she didn’t learn anything throughout (except self-defense) because she was still completely dependent of someone. She just trades her old Kennedy for a new Lucas; and although Lucas seems good and harmless, Kennedy did too, before, and I can’t completely trust Jaqueline’s choices. Oh and she was nosy.

Now Lucas wasn’t all awesome either, I thought he was way too quick to use his fists and even quicker to get down and dirty with Jaqueline (which is not all his fault but still) and his secrets and mystery had me fed up by page five and that’s why I couldn’t fall in love with him because I knew nothing about him, except for his gorgeous hair and gorgeous eyes and gorgeous body bla bla bla, I don’t fall for looks-only you know, they don’t call me Jaqueline. But I will admit the story behind the scars on his body is completely crushing and I shed a tear or two. However by the time the rabbit was out of the bag I couldn’t have cared less.

So although it seems like I just swallow some bitchy pills I am sorry but this is the way I feel and this is totally my point of view, I’m aware not everyone (possibly no one) will have the same complaints than me, but I did, and it bothered me, and I just didn’t like that. But don’t let me stop you and by all means go out and get this book if it has your interest ;)