I don’t know why I have this tendency to read books that destroy me. I need help.
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider.
Why am I like this? Why is Robyn so cruel, first of all?
So pretty much you get to love the main characters (Sadie and Lane). They’re awesome and they have a special connection that you can’t help but love.
Too bad they both have tuberculosis that is immune to any drug. The good thing is that there is a solution in the end. The bad thing is that not everybody can make it.
And this gives you such a bad vibe and your feelings pretty much go with the flow when you see them how strong they are and how they cope with it so well!
I love original ideas and people that like to do stuff in a different way and that describes miss Sadie pretty much. You get to love her and her mind.
You get to love it so much that you may end up yelling “NOOOO” and slam your book (or kindle in my case) and take a break and wipe the tears in your eyes. I hoped for a happy ending. SADIE DESERVED BETTER THO! I thought she would get better from that risky cure she took and she might make it another 2 weeks until the legit vaccines are coming in and everybody has a chance to live.
Lane was awesome. I loved how he wasn’t a drama queen after she died and it broke my heart just by reading that he imagined her in the line for the vaccine or he imagined helping her pack for leaving…
That’s just sad.
It was awesome. But horrific. But awesome. I loved it.
I think it’s time to focus on some poetry this time. Contemporary poetry. I chose Love and Misadventures by Leav Lang because the cover is absolutely adorable, I mean look at this:
I love poetry but contemporary poetry is my favorite and I always devour the poems. This book sent Lang Leav to a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to read some more but I have to take it slow cause I don’t wanna read all of them in a single day lol.
I’ve read many bad reviews about this one and I sincerely don’t get it. I know it’s not your typical shakespearian and sophisticated play of words but it really does its job, it makes you feel things. It sends you on a rollercoaster and it’s full of emotions. It’s so crazy relatable to a lot of us, it was an amazing read.
No it doesn’t have complex poems but I don’t think you need complexity when you know how to write and what to say and the author nailed it. The words are real and raw from the heart. No time to pretend.
I’m not a huge fan of modern poetry but I give it a shot sometimes when I’m in the mood and I couldn’t have chosen a better book than The three o’clock in the morning sessions by Angie Martin.
I was scrolling on Amazon Kindle’s free poetry books and the title, let’s face it, it’s pretty catchy. So I downloaded it and I’ve made myself cozy and started reading it and soon enough I finished it.
There’s so much beauty in it, you have to check it out. It’s like a collection of ballads and every poem gives you a certain feeling. They’re short but Angie has the right words to share whatever she felt at that moment. You can feel that she’s really pouring out her soul and feelings. You feel her sadness and you can also relate to those poems.
What made this book better than some others are the short narrations. You’re gonna find 2 great short stories as deep as those poems are but embrace yourself for the last one. I wanted more of it.
Rating: 5/5 stars
Oh man you cannot dislike this one, Oskar is such an adorable character!
I didn’t expect it to affect me at all, but it did. After finishing it my heart felt heavy. You don’t always get to read a book about a tragic event such as 9/11 to actually represent life after the event, the loss and the memories especially through such a great plot and alternating chapters and different points of view. The pictures in the book also played an important role, they really introduced me into the story.
It was so beautiful going with Oskar through his journey just so he can spend a little more time with his dad, just to feel closer to him…(his father died in the 9/11 tragedy).
This is that kind of book that doesn’t leave your mind and if you haven’t read it, you should read it as soon as possible because this book deserves to be known and to be appreciated.