Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The Impossible Knife of Memory

YA | Contemporary | Realistic Fiction  

The Impossible Knife of Memory 
by Laurie Halse Anderson

4 stars out 5

Haley is the most frustrating, annoying and the most closed minded character I ever read about. Is she bipolar? I don't know. Okay maybe her dad is the reason of her personality. 
"There are two people in this world:
1) Zombies
2) Freaks 
Only two. 
Anyone who tells you different is lying.
Do not listen to zombies.
Run for you freaking life.
That person is a lying zombie."

Well thank you Haley for your words of wisdom. So umm, I don't really get HOW she classifies people into Zombies and Freaks, in the book she she just said that everyone was born a Freak, becomes a teen Freak and then things becomes complicated when teenager Freak goes to highschool, so I assume that they turn into Zombies in highschool?

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Book Review: Rebel Belle

Well hello there! Sorry for being such an arse and not posting sooner. So last week I went through this phase of mine where I pick hundreds of books up, read them halfway and giveup on them and got all of their stories mixed up... but here I am ready to post two reviews of books I did manage to read.

Genre: YA | Romance  | Contemporary | Realistic Fiction

Author: Rachel Hawkins

Sources: Hardback Library

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Published on: April 08th 2014

Pages: 345

Summary: Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.
Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.
With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.

6 stars out of 5

My Thoughts 
What was I expecting? I don't know but what I wasn't expecting was someone to be killed by a pair of shoes which apparently cost a lot.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Blog Award : Book Fangirling

Well hello there... This award was created by Hannah over at her lovely blog, Book Fangirling.

I was nominated by Erika from another lovely blog called Book Stars and Writing. And Everything in Between. Her questions were...

1. What's your most memorable moment of blogging?
When I got my first GFC follower, I was so happy because I guess I wasn't expecting it? So when I notice I had 1 follower I was all over it.

2. What's the first book/series you ever fangirled over?
Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket is the besttt.

3. Have you ever been to a book event/book signing/met or saw authors?
Unfortunately not since I do not live in the US where most book signings occur (or the UK, or anywhere except NEW ZEALAND). An author came to our school before? Does that count, I don't know.

4. If you could choose three book characters to come to life, who would they be, and from which book/series?
Kitty from To All The Boys I loved before - SHE IS ADORABLE. Margo Roth Spiegelman from Paper Towns - I want to be friends with the daring Margo Roth Spigelman and take part in her pranks. Levi from Fangirl - he's just so sweet.

5. How often do you have a book with you when you're out?
Quite often ALL THE TIME, supermarkets, the pool, school... if you see me I will have a book, in my arms, in my bag, anywhere! Even though I'm probably not going to read it (who can read a book properly in supermarkets?) I just carry it around with me, I guess it's because I want people to think "Oh, she IS a book person".

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Friday, 10 July 2015

P.S. I Still Love You

My Thoughts on this were... wow. Not one of those sarcastic wows, just a very amazed, in awed 'wow'. People who know me, will know that I won't read a sequel (is this a sequel? what do you call a series with only two books? twology, duology??*) unless it's a cliffhanger at the end and.. I'm pretty sure the first book didn't end with a cliffhanger. So what I'm trying to say is that this. is. a. good. book.

The characters definitely developed throughout the book. I felt that Lara Jean is slightly less awkward (still awkward but slightly less) in this book. I loved the ending so much. It was a quick and good read.

Oh my lord, that's what happens when I try to write a review with no spoilers, I am so sorry. So if you haven't got bored and ran off from this blog... well...good.



Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Hyped Books I haven't read yet. Recommend books you think I should read nowwwwwww

- I haven't read these books because I already knew the ending ( Thanks to spoilers and movies)


I read the first book of The Hunger Games Trilogy, it was a pretty slow read for me but I'm pretty sure it's because I watched the movie first. I didn't read the second and third book because I know what was going to happen and this is because of all the people in my life who freaking spoils. Don't spoil a book/movie for anyone. I read the Scorch Trials (second book of the Maze Runner) way before the movie and liked it, at that time I didn't know that The Scorch Trials had anything to DO with the Maze Runner. You don't really have to read the first book if you've read the second AND I watched the movie. Divergent, watched the movie and it was eh, people around me said the second book was meh and the last book was boring.

All of these books I've watched the movies. The Help, I love the movie. The Book Thief, I watched the movie twice, such a sad ending... no the ending was happy, such a sad almost ending. second glance,The Fault in Our Stars, the movie was great but if it wasn't as hyped up as it is i wouldn't have even given it a second glance.

- These Books Didn't Really Spark my Interest

Monday, 6 July 2015

Hi July

Books I've Read In June

Book I'm Planning to Read in July

and whatever book I happen to have

Book I've Read In July so far

Sunday, 5 July 2015

To All The Boys I've Loved Before

My Thoughts on this were.... BEST. BOOK. EVER. And this is why I couldn't have a favourite book because 3/4 of the books I read I've considered the best books of all time. I kept on putting this book off, I don't know why. Butttt when I got to chapter 3 (Thank you, Inez for nagging me to read this book) I was hooked. Stayed up till three a.m (with some YouTube breaks) and finished it.

minor SPOILERS ahead

I loved everything about Lara Jean and her fun and quirky personality, you can't help but laugh at her (and sometime cringe because it gets to relatable). I adored her optimism and just her in general... wait now that I think of it, it might just be me because  I have been reading books with pretty depressing characters in it. I want her to be with Peter so bad, he's so cute and I want need them to be together. Margot is also very relatable since I'm the oldest sibling as well. I knew Kitty was the one who sent out the letters (my six sense again) and found her so adorably cute. Loved the ending, love the characters, love the story, love love love.

I don't know how I feel about the second book so far, I know she's going to meet John (thanks again Inez for kinda spoiling) again but please no, please please please no. My cousin says she was team Peter but now she likes John better andmy cousin have something about supporting the winning guy/girl (Peeta,Maxon,Brenda) but i don't want it to be John , I want Peter... So  yea second book review coming soon :)

5 stars out of 5

Book Info

Friday, 3 July 2015

Every Last Promise

to read my summary, skip My thoughts and continue reading...

minor SPOILERS ahead

My thoughts on this book was... I liked the concept of the what the books is about but I hated the character, especially the main character Kayla. I didn't quite get what exactly was holding her back from giving proof to the police. I mean was she scared she'll lose her best friend? She already did sooo.... Was she scared that she can't call her 'home' home anymore because she won't get accepted by her neighbors, people, whatever? So she would rather let a raper rome around her so called 'home' than giive the freaking evidence to the police. Honestly though, half of the book was just her doing irrelevant things to try and 'fit' in again, which, in the end, she doesn't. Don't even get me started on her relationship with Noah.

So, her first kiss with Noah was soo cheesy and just cringeworthy. Wait no, their whole freaking relationship is cheesy.She (Kayla) says something like this about a hundred times. 'I feel like he is always there when I need him'. AWW SO SWEET, that was my first thought when she first said it but it got so annoying at the end, where Noah magically came by her house twice when she was feeling down. No, hell no.

This book was intriguing, I'll give it that. To be honest thats the only reason why I read it till the the end. It was pretty predictable (for me) that it was going to be something about rape but the text don't give out much, it's just my six sense. I also really like the cover, #tumblr.

2 stars out of 5

Keep reading for information on the book.

Book Info + Cover

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Saint Anything

By Sarah Dessen

Genre: YA | Romance  | Contemporary | Realistic Fiction

Sources: Ebook, Overdrive, Library

Publisher: Viking Juvenile

Published on: May 5th 2015

Pages: 417 pgs  | 26 chapters

Purchase: Amazon

Sypnosis by Goodreads
Sydney has always felt invisible. She's grown accustomed to her brother, Peyton, being the focus of the family’s attention and, lately, concern.

Peyton is handsome and charismatic, but seems bent on self-destruction. Now, after a drunk-driving accident that crippled a boy, Peyton’s serving some serious jail time, and Sydney is on her own, questioning her place in the family and the world.

Then she meets the Chatham family. Drawn into their warm, chaotic circle, Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance for the first time.

There’s effervescent Layla, who constantly falls for the wrong guy, Rosie, who’s had her own fall from grace, and Mrs. Chatham, who even though ailing is the heart of the family. But it’s with older brother Mac—quiet, watchful, and protective—that Sydney finally feels seen, really seen, at last.

My Review
My first Sarah Dessen book guys.

"Mimi, how can you call yourself a book lover if you haven't read Sarah Dessen before!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????????????"

I tried once Lock and Key (or something like that) and just didn't get sucked into it. Saint Anything did though... I wasn't expecting it but this book got me hooked and I LOVED it. AND it had happy ending, what more could you ask for.

minor spoilers

Characters... hmm, Layla and Eric's relationship was pretty predictable and so cute, it was those 'i hate you at first, but i love you' which I find annoying in real life or tv shows... Ames was creepy from the beginning who wouldn't have guessed he was some creepy pedophile. The parents = stupid. Mac and Sydney's relationship was eh, I would have liked some kind of problem between them (cause I'm sick that way), but I'll take it. Peyton is....... human.