Friday, January 10, 2014

Beastly(Lindy´s Diary) by Alex Flinn

 

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Synopsis:

See the #1 New York Times bestselling story Beastly through Lindy's eyes! This is her diary, kept while living in captivity with the beast. Lindy's Diarycaptures all the romance and edgy mystery of the original!
Diary,
I am locked away . . . with no one to confide in but you . . . and him. His fur, those claws—they caught me off guard at first, but now I'm noticing something else about him—something deeper. It's the look in his eye. It tells me he's got a secret to keep. That's okay—I've got one, too. I think I'm falling in love with him. . . .

 

 

Review:

Four Stars: ****

This book was basically the same story but written in Linda's point of view! It was a good read, it was very nice to read the other side of the story! I don't think this novel can be read as a stand alone novel which I think might have been a flaw because the story should make sense from both perspectives! Other than that this book is good, a little juvenile but overall a good modern portrait of The beauty and the Beast!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

4 Books I cant wait to read!!

 

hollow city

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

This is the sequel to Miss peregrines home for peculiar children, if you haven’t heard about this book then click here to see my review!

In 1940 after the first book ends, Jacob and his new Welsh island friends flee to London, the Peculiar capital of the world. Caul, a dangerous madman, is Miss Peregrine’s brother, and can steal Peculiar abilities for himself. The Peculiars must fight for survival, again.

 

 

the magicians

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Quentin Coldwaters a senior in high school, and a certifiable genius, but he's still secretly obsessed with a series of fantasy novels he read as a kid, about the adventures of five children in a magical land called Fillory. Everything changes when Quentin finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the practice of modern sorcery. He also discovers all the other things people learn in college: friendship, love, sex, booze, and boredom. Then, after graduation, he and his friends make a stunning discovery: Fillory is real.

 

More than this by Patrick Ness

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A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What’s going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this

 

the program

The Program by Suzanne Young

Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.
Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth.

Skinny by Donna Cooner

 

skinnySynopsis:

Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies’s head. Skinny tells Ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her. Ever knows she weighs over three hundred pounds, knows she’ll probably never be loved, and Skinny makes sure she never forgets it.
But there is another voice: Ever’s singing voice, which is beautiful but has been silenced by Skinny. Partly in the hopes of trying out for the school musical—and partly to try and save her own life—Ever decides to undergo a risky surgery that may help her lose weight and start over.
With the support of her best friend, Ever begins the uphill battle toward change. But demons, she finds, are not so easy to shake, not even as she sheds pounds. Because Skinny is still around. And Ever will have to confront that voice before she can truly find her own. (goodreads.com)

Review:

tree stars***

I went into this book not knowing much of what it was about, I only knew there was this girl who had weight problems and this was a story about overcoming that obstacle, I didn´t expect to find such an annoying main character. All through the book Ever is constantly hearing whispers of a creature or entity named Skinny who tells our main character what other people are thinking about her. From the beginning I knew this creature was something made up from Ever´s own mind that made her see insults where there were none, it bothered me a lot how deeply subconsious and image oriented the main character was she would always be pain way too much attention to someone´s “toned legs” or “nice cloth” and envy all that she didn´t have. She would imagine insults where in truth people were only trying to be friendly or help her. She victimize herself way to much and appears to be very mean to the people around her.

I kept reading expecting some character growth, and I got it! the problem was that it all seemed way too fast. She realized her mistakes and changed her attitude in the course of a chapter which I thing is very unrealistic.

Skinny was one of the only factors that truly interested me, this creature represented that internal voice we all have that holds us back and I think Donna Cooner did a genius portrait of it via skinny. Another thing that I truly enjoyed about this book were the struggles that an overweight person faces every day, it both interested/saddened me when the main character referred to her body as “a prison” and it made me see obesity differently. It´s not that this people are lazy or that they have no control over what they eat. Many of this people have psychological issues that go way back which is what makes them eat too much and get to a point where their bodies are like a prison because they cant move or breath correctly.

Now I can see how ignorant I was when it came to this topic and skinny truly educated me!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

28 days of Pride and Prejudice!

 

28 days of pride and prejudice

 

Hello everybody! I´m so exited for this event that I have planned here! I recently bought an old copy of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and decided it would be a great time to read this novel! Join me in this journey where I will try to read P&P in 1 month!

Every week I´ll make a blog post and a video about the chapters I have read.

To make everything more interesting I´ll put daily free downloads of images and other cool stuff for all of the Jane Austen fans!

If you don´t have the book but want to join this event then download a free copy here.

And to see my youtube videos regarding this event subscribe to my channel here!


Monday, December 30, 2013

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

 

 

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At the age of ten, Fanny Price leaves the poverty of her Portsmouth home to be brought up among the family of her wealthy uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, in the chilly grandeur of Mansfield Park. She gradually falls in love with her cousin Edmund, but when the dazzling and sophisticated Crawfords arrive, and amateur theatricals unleash rivalry and sexual jealousy, Fanny has to fight to retain her independence.


Friday, December 20, 2013

The White Company by Arthur Conan

 

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A historical adventure set during the Hundred Years' War. The story follows a young man as he leaves the shelter of an abbey in England and becomes involved with Edward, the Black Prince's campaign in Spain. Doyle later wrote a prequel, titled "Sir Nigel", concerning the early life of one of the heroes in this novel.

“We go to France, and from thence I trust to Spain, in humble search of a field in which we may win advancement and perchance some small share of glory. For this purpose I would have you know that it is not my wont to let any occasion pass where it is in any way possible that honor may be gained. I would have you bear this in mind, and give great heed to it that you may bring me word of all cartels, challenges, wrongs, tyrannies, infamies, and wronging of damsels. Nor is any occasion too small to take note of, for I have known such trifles as the dropping of a gauntlet, or the flicking of a breadcrumb, when well and properly followed up, lead to a most noble spear-running.”

- Sir Nigel, “The White Company”