Extraordinary Means.

I don’t know why I have this tendency to read books that destroy me. I need help.

Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider.

Rating: 5/5.

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.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23149128-extraordinary-means

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Words that make you feel.

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:

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Rating: 4/5.

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.

 

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

3 o’clock blues

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.

Totally recommended!

Rating: 4/5

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21873689-the-three-o-clock-in-the-morning-sessions?ac=1&from_search=true

From butterflies to persons.

The trophy for one of the creepiest books I’ve ever read goes to John Fowles’s The Collector.

The author created such a perfect sociopath character it’s unbelievable. The mind of a person is such a dangerous thing. Knowing what’s right and wrong is also fundamental because it’s not easy starting to collect butterflies and end up “collecting” a woman you’re obsessed with.

He just saw her as a collectible. He didn’t want to hurt her, he just wanted to have her at his place he specially bought for them and fall in love. He liked to “dominate” her tho’…but he’s a sociopath in case you forgot. She starts to pity him and every attempt to escape makes him laugh.

The story is told from their both points of view. He tells the story at first and then we find out the rest from the diary she writes and hides.

The ending is not something expected but at the same time you should’ve expected it (if you know what I mean…if not…you’ll get it if you read it).

I really recommend it. It’s not hard to read it, the plot is really simple so it won’t be difficult to follow the story and there aren’t many characters. The author concentrated a lot on their psychological nature.

Rating: 3,5/5

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/243705.The_Collector?ac=1&from_search=true

The Jenny Han fever.

I thought this blog was missing a little chick lit and some contemporary romance so I’m gonna start with my all time favorite chick lit writer and the series that made me start reading this kind of books (I used to despise them): Jenny Han’s Summer series (The Summer I Turned Pretty, It’s Not Summer Without You, We’ll Always Have Summer).

I’m writing a general review for them.

Rating: 5/5

I’m not sure if I would keep the same rating now (I’ve read this book 3 years ago) but it is a good book for anyone who enjoys the type of coming of age love story and a typical setting: the beach.

I closed my eyes to those clicheic details because you know, the plot got me and Jenny’s writing style makes you want to read more. She always adds serious drama (not a Kardashian-like drama. I’m talking about death and issues teens have to face, more relatable) but she always comes back to cuteness and you can’t help but get attached to at least one of the characters.

It’s not something I haven’t seen before but it’s good enough for an easy summer reading.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5821978-the-summer-i-turned-pretty

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6584188-it-s-not-summer-without-you

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8680278-we-ll-always-have-summer

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