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.

 

Playlist for the Dead

Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff is an easy to read book and even though it’s based on a suicide story, I like the fact that it doesn’t focus only on the main character’s feelings.

Rating: 3/5.

I recommend it for the mentioned songs throughout it, and I’m gonna leave them all here.

Radiohead-How to Disappear Completely

Arcade Fire-Crown of Love

Tears for Fears-Mad World

Skylar Grey-Invisible

Metallica-One

Foster the People-Pumped Up Kicks

Ramones-I Don’t Want to Grow Up

Vampire Weekend-Diane Young

Nirvana-Smells Like Teen Spirit

Linkin Park-One Step Closer

The Decemberists-Mariner’s Revenge Song

Blink 182-Adam’s Song

Elvis Costello-Alison

Aimee Mann-This Is How It Goes

Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Despair

The Verve-On Your Own

The Neighbourhood-Let It Go

A Great Big World-Say Something

Leonard Cohen-Everybody Knows

Wilco-How To Fight Loneliness

The National-Conversation 16

Jeff Buckley-Last Goodbye

Nine Inch Nails-Hurt

Bon Iver-For Emma

Florence and the Machine-Cosmic Love

Chvrches-The Mother We Share

The Shins-It’s Only Life

I hope this gives you an idea of the book. Hope you’ll enjoy them!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17838490-playlist-for-the-dead?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

“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