Just keep swimming.

Colleen Hoover just became one of my favorite writers after I’ve read It Ends With Us. I think this has been one of the most beautiful books I have ever read with its happy and sad parts you can’t doubt its beauty. You will smile, you will cry, you will rage and you will be happy again.

Rating: 5/5

I didn’t know what book I should choose so I just decided to go with this one because I could’ve bet I can’t go wrong with Colleen Hoover. But I didn’t expect it to be THIS great. I didn’t even want to go to sleep because I just needed more of it. Even though I did, the second I woke up I got back at it because I just kept thinking about it and it was my perfect company.

The characters are mature in their way of dealing with life and that makes the book even better especially when you have some expectations…I mean…Colleen Hoover raised the standard. To me, the characters in this book are unique and I’ve read enough contemporary romance books to make the difference.

You’re gonna see how smart Colleen is when it comes to the subject of abuse, it gave me the impression that it was something different than other books…or maybe the plot is just written on point. Anyways, you won’t be able to ignore your feelings.

I can’t really tell you about the plot because I don’t really know what to say about it but it was an emotional rollercoaster and sometimes I found myself very high and happy and the next few chapters I was instantly sad.

Totally recommend. If you want a good Colleen Hoover start just go on with Confess or this one. If you want to read only one book this year, let it be this one.

For summary: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27362503-it-ends-with-us

18 years of solitude.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon owns my heart momentarily.

Rating: 4/5.

When you start reading it be ready to drown in cuteness. I love Madeline! I love how she deals with her “sickness” and her way of being generally. I love the conversations between Olly and her and I love her courage.

All the adventures they have actually made me want to be there too and do the same things. I think they’re one of my favorite couples in the YA world. They both have to deal with stuff but their personalities make up for any trouble they have.

What do I think of what her mom did?

That was just cruel.

I’m glad they found out she needs some treatment and a psychiatrist because I just couldn’t believe that she is serious tho’ I was glad this book can give you a glimpse of what trauma can actually do to a person. Her intention was pure but it was the wrong way of protecting everything she has left which is Madeline. Yes I was angry at her when I found out what was going on and yes I came to my senses and I began to understand her.

Carla is just awesome. She’s the type of person anyone needs in their life. So trustworthy and kind and serious about everything she does, I just loved her.

The illustrations in it are so adorable sometimes I just wanted to take a picture of them and instagram it or something. They’re the cherry on the cake.

Yes, I pretty much loved every character in this book because they’re just beautifully constructed.

I totally recommend it even if you’re gonna watch the movie or not. You HAVE to read it. Did I mention the cute illustrations in it?

summary: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18692431-everything-everything

 

RISE RED AS THE DAWN!

So I’m not really able to post a lot because my laptop broke since october and I’m kinda struggling to write posts on my phone but I feel like I really have to. And the first post of the year goes to Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard.

Rating: 5/5.

I felt so good returning to this story! Especially because I loooveeed the first one so much, I just had to read this one as soon as possible. There are just so many things happening, you wouldn’t even believe it! Victoria knew how to hit the readers. You know I post spoiler-free reviews but I gotta tell you, if you haven’t started the second one, you really should. And nothing will prepare you for it.

By the way, I’m gonna share with you guys the trailer for the third book, The King’s Cage (Click on the title of the book).

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23174274-glass-sword?ac=1&from_search=true

Seize them. Feel them. Love them.

Welly welly welly I’ve seen this book a lot…in bookstores, on Goodreads, on pages related to literature so I gave it a shot: K.A. Tucker’s Ten Tiny Breaths.

I missed reading some chick lit combined with romance (of course) annnnnd a drop of drama. But not a drama THIS serious. I thought of a drop of drama, something clicheic, just to add some seriousness to the romance, meh…

YEAH SURE. This was a real deal. Not just two youngsters falling in love and some complicated stuff happen. It made me believe that those events are true.

Sometimes I’m more harsh with the main character in chick flicks and romance books because they’re usually drama queens without a reason and they’re annoying as shit…but whenever I tried to think of Kacey as being overly dramatic I just kinda felt like I actually understand her and that whatever behavior she had, it was expected from her to act like that.

There’s also a crazy plot twist that amazed me and I didn’t really expect it. Congrats to Kathleena for this book. The whole plot is on point. I recommend it as an easy addictive reading.

Rating: 4/5.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15990969-ten-tiny-breaths?ac=1&from_search=true

“I could set this world on fire and call it rain”

Ah, my most recent read and the book that I keep thinking of, Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen.

Rating: 5/5 of course.

No wonder this is a pretty popular book. It took me on a roller coaster of feelings and it has the perfect kind of adventure that I expected for such a long time.

This book turns very easily from fantasy to thriller. And that’s pretty dangerous if you’re gonna be attached to it just like I was.

When I thought at the beginning that I don’t know how this book is different from other books with conflicts between inferior and superior societies, BANG, I’ve been served some mutants…and superpowers…and wars…and rebellion…betrayals…and a love triangle (of course, of course, you can’t escape this).

I’m so curious about the sequel, I don’t know how I will resist until I get it.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22328546-red-queen?ac=1&from_search=true

“Literature is my utopia”-Hellen K.

Hellen Keller’s Story Of My Life had a great impact on me. You’ll never see someone with a soul as beautiful as Hellen’s soul. Every page radiated gratefulness and beauty. I didn’t read some words, I’ve seen one of the most beautiful person’s life rolling in front of my eyes.

 

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Losing your sight and hear at a young age (she was not even 2) it truly is a tragedy but she is the one that knew how to deal with it and never feel inferior to others. She loved her life every second and tried to make the best of every moment especially after she met her teacher Miss Sullivan when she was 7.

I’ve been fascinated by Miss Sullivan’s patience to teach Hellen everything from writing to recognizing notions like love and other stuff. I can’t imagine how hard it was for her to accomplish everything.

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Hellen and Miss Sullivan

Of course she had her times of loneliness and darkness but she always knew how to keep her faith in God and always look at the bright side. If you’re looking for strength to go on with your life and always get some life lessons, her biography is the book for you.

She ended up as a very respected woman and she deserved all of it from being the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree to all the campaigns she attended and fought for women too. She will always be a symbol of courage, hope and strength.

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Hellen meeting Charlie Chaplin, 1919.

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Hellen Keller listening to Beethoven’s Ninth.

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/821611.The_Story_of_My_Life?ac=1&from_search=true

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

My favorite book of all time, 1984 by George Orwell.

Rating: 100/5.

This book is the one that started my love for reading and the one that made me want to read some more dystopian books.

Orwell is considered a prophet of literature, writing the book in 1948 and being so accurate years later.

1984 is truly frightening and it can destroy you. After finishing it from time to time I was having some flashbacks from it. Living in totalitarism where the society is controlled by the Big Brother is no joke. And by controlled I mean literally your every move was watched.

You won’t get how awful this is until you see it through Winston Smith’s eyes (the main character). He tries to live his life like any other person, drinking coke, smoking his cigarettes…falling in love eventually with a girl from the anti-sex  group…but you know what they say…you can run but you can’t hide.

They eventually fix him in the end.

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By the way, don’t watch the movie.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5470.1984?ac=1&from_search=true