Eleanor&Park – Book Review

What’s about
It’s about a romance between two teenagers placing in high school .

They met each other in the school bus. The girl and the boy have bullying problems in the school. And the reading is about it.

The romance between them is really cute and growls slowly during the reading.

The book also bring to us the difference between two extremely different family. He has a perfect family while she has an unstructured one.


What I thought

I thought that was a humdrum book, but I was completely wrong. It’s a deep reading that permit us to enter in the bulling world.

I was really chocked because Eleanor’s life. She is from a poor family, careless and loveless, living in a home where people don’t have any care to each others. Her reality chocked me. What surprise me the most is that I know it has a million of homes like that in real life. I start to think of the people around the city that possibly be in a home like that or even worse. It was a splash of reality.

The romance between them like I sad it is cute, but it’s not the book core. The book goes deeper than just a romance, it is concentrated on the bullying context and the Eleanor’s family maltreatment.

It’s a good reading. It’s one that make you think of life values.


What I love

  • It’s very well written
  • The themes covered and the way that was conducted
  • The cute romance between Eleanor and Park

What I didn’t like

  • I hate some characters like Eleanor’s mother, father and stepfather. They gave me a disgusting feeling, mainly her mother. Sometimes I would like to punch her! (“what kind of mother do this to her children!?” – it was my feeling during all the reading)
  • The end of the book. I missed some explanations.

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

My favorite authors

 I will show u my pick list of favorite authors (until now – it’s always changing).

Besides I have read lots of books, I don’t have a big list of fav authors. I’m very picky and only consider the author my fav after some really great books wrote by them.

My favs also participated in some fases of my life and let a good impression and beautiful memories.

This is my (decrescent) Top 5!

5º – Meg Cabot

Specially for The Princess Diaries, that marked my teenagers. In the middle of my fifteens, I got involved with Mia’s conturbing life and I felt identified by her. It was my first book serie and I can also remember the comments between my friends and I about these books. Because of this serie I have Cabot in my fav list.

4º- Stephanie Meyer

What can I say about Meyer?! Her books filled all my youth and I really felt in love with Edward. I read the Twilight serie over and over again, my books are very worn out and every time I see them, I remember a very good time of my life. Also I can say by The Host.

3º- Sidney Sheldon

He was my first fav. Until now I become surprise with such criativity. All his books is full of surprises and turnarounds. Each book is filled with new concepts and all the ends were epics. I love this author and I can’t describe the importance of his books in my life. Every time I have a desire to read a really good book I felt back on Sheldon, this author is awesome!

2º- Jamie Mcguire

I liked (very much) Beautiful Disaster, I think it was a mark in the literature, introducing us the new adult genre. However, Mcguire entered in my fav list with Maddox Brothers serie. I feel very very surprise when I finish Beautiful Oblivion. She achieved do a whole different story with the same theme and the most impressive is that she linked the stories – this was AMAZING!! The story happens the same time that beautiful disaster and she got doesn’t spoil the story. And all the ends of her books are amazing!!! She is diva!

1º- Richelle Mead

Mead, my most recent fav. She is epic! I read vampire academy and bloodlines. All books that I read was full of emotions and revelations, with a impeccable writing. There is no book that I read that I don’t like. Besides all that, I admire the care she has with the readers (it’s a care that most of popular authors don’t have). She shows that by writing bloodlines and give us a new story with the “rejected” guy in the vampire academy triangle. I don’t know ( probably has, but it’s not in my knowledge) an author that have so much care with a triangle ( and so with the wronger shippers). Please Meyer and Collins, learn with Mead.

And who is your favorite authors? Tell us in comments.

LIEBSTER AWARD

We have been nominated for the Liebster award – discover new blogs, which is super exciting!

First of all, we would like thank Part Time Book Nerd very much for nominating us for this award. It was really pleasureful.

Here are the rules  

  1.  Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
  2. Nominate 10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
  3. Ensure all of these bloggers have less than 200 followers.
  4. Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
  5. Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.

Simple enough right?


Marina and Silvana’s answer by Ashley’s Questions

1.   If you could date any fictional character who would it be? If that’s too hard, give me your top three.

Marina: My heart beats fast for Travis Maddox, but I don’t think that I could handle his things for a long time. But, for a date? Of course it’s him! But if I had to chose for a serius relationship it would be Mr. Darcy, for sure!

Silvana: the first name that appers in my mind is Adrian. I am Adrian’s lover since Vampire Academy, in Bloodlines I love him much much more, and his pov’s are just perfect. He is my first choice of fictional character date.

Thinking on the books that I have read before, I can also nominate Rush Finlay (Too Far Series) and Travis Maddox (Beautiful Disaster), my favs characters.

2.   Book version of Kill, Kiss, Marry! Go!

Marina: Tris (Divergent) – Rony Weasley (HP) – Mr. Bingley (Pride and Prejudice)

Silvana: Dimitri (Vampire Academy) – Edward  (Twilight) – Travis (Beautiful Disaster)

3.   You land the ultimate dream job- running a HUGE library! Only draw back is its incredibly haunted. Would you still do it?

Marina: I’m a little bit fearful, but for books I think I could handle this! Who guess what incredible histories ghosts have to tell?

Silvana:Yes, I would like some thriller job, it seems exciting!

4.   Favorite book of 2014

Marina: I guess it was The Time of My Life, by Cecelia Ahern. This book made me dizzy. Amazing! But I read a lot of good books last year…

Silvana: For sure it was the Too Far Series. I instantly felt in love for Rush Finlay and besides the second and third book was terrible, the first (Fallen Too Far) and last one (Rush Too Far) compensated it.

5.   Favorite book of 2015 (so far)

Marina: Beautiful Disaster (Yes, I just read it this year!) But Colleen Hoover’s books are on top too!

Silvana: Again it is a serie, Bloodline by Richelle Mead. But the fav one in this serie is The Indigo Spell (until now, I didn’t finish the serie yet).

6.   Why did you decided to make a blog?

Marina: All started with one reading challenge! And, as we saw our love for books, we decided to make a blog to share this love with others, and to get more know how about the book’s world. After all, our dream is to be writers someday!

Silvana: We meet each other in a reading challenge and chatting we discovered that we both shared the same dream: writing a book and have a blog. So, we decide start to do the two things and then the blog born.

7.   If you had a chance to live in any fictional book reality which would you choose and why?

Marina: I’d love to study in Hogwarts. Rowling books were the ones who made ​​me love reading . I grew up reading Harry Potter and I felt myself living in that world for many years. I still  need to buy own on Diagonal Alley!!

Silvana: The only answer to me is Narnia. There is no fictional place that I want to be more than Nárnia <3. It’s the best place ever!

8.   Least favorite book you’ve read recently and why?

Marina: Never Never by Colleen Hoover. It goes beyond the cliches novels, bringing us characters full of real faults, but they still have a look at themselves believing they can be better human beings. It’s a great message.

Silvana: The Indigo Spell, Bloodline serie by Richelle Mead. The book has everything a good book has to have. It’s a romance with a roller coaster of emotions and lots of magic. I liked everything in this book.

9.   If you could spend the day with one author who would it be?

Marina: There are so many that I’d love to spent one day, but preferably one year! Today, thinking about my personal life goals, I would choose Jamie McGuire. How she writes so many different books with the same context??

Silvana: oh my God… Choose one author is cruel, but let’s do. I think it is George Martin, I could spend my whole day talking to him about the mysteries that he let in the book and I can also know how could he write so well and have such creativity (See, I didn’t read only romance, hehe)

10.   Recommend me a good book! Pretty please?

Marina: There are so many differents books I could recommend, but The Time of my Life by Cecelia Ahern is really amazing.

Silvana: There are so many good books to indicate that I’m in doubt. I can recommend my last favorite serie: Vampire Academy, by Richelle Mead.


Our Nominees

Nerdy Champagne

The love of a good book

The Literary Attic

Brewing Up Books

The Bookister

Awayinneverland

Romance Novels For The Beach

Becca and Books

Young Adult Book Madness

Erika The Bibliophile


Our Questions

1- What your favorite author?

2 – What your favorite book serie?

3 – Why did you decided to make a blog?

4 – Who gave your first book?

5 – Which character most looks like you?

6 – What book marked your childhood?

7 – What is your most memorable quote from your favorite book?

8 – What was the last book you bought, have you read it yet, or did it go straight onto the shelf?

9 – What is the last book you read?

10 – A book that you recommend.

Please comment when/if you post so I can read your answers! Happy blogging!

The heir

Synopsis:

Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.


Review:

This book is like a Selection series spin off, it is a selection with Maxon and America’s daughter. In this story America and Maxon has been married for years and they are preparing their daughter Eadlyn (by the way, what a strange name!) to be the next queen of Illea.

Eadlyn grew up with the mentality that she will be the queen and so she has to behave like one, his childhood was in a ambient with a mist of responsability and pampering, becoming her an independent and pamper women.

The country is passing through a tough period after the cast elimination, much people are complaining with this new government and the king Maxon isn’t getting a way to control the manifests. In this scenery, Maxon and America has an idea to distract the population while they find a way to resolve the population problems: a new Selection.

Clearly not satisfacted with her parents proposal, especially because she don’t want to marry, Eadlyn accepted participate the selection with a condition that it will pass in three months and in the end she didn’t have to really marry if she won’t. And then the story began.


My thoughts:

I was very exciting about this book, especially because it’s a continuation of one of my fav series, but in the end I was very disappointed. I don’t like to post bad reviews by this one I have to, I expected to much of it.

My first disillusionment of the book was about the writing, that was not so good, with forced dialogs sometimes.  It’s not so natural like the other books.

Then, further the reading, the impression that I have was that the book was very marketable. The story wasn’t original and wasn’t exciting, it was like a bad photocopy of The Selection. The princess was a spoiled boring girl and the book doesn’t describe very well the selected boys. Her trantums irritated me more than once and her problems didn’t catch me.

The good things in this book was to see a little more of my favs characters like Aspen, Lucy and Marlee and also to know about Max and America after the happy ending.

The book in one word? Marketable.

Maybe my bad review is based in my expectations about the book, which was very high. Unfortunately an upset hope.

Note: ❤ ❤

Bloodlines – Richelle Mead

Bloodlines_NovelSynopsis:

Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she’s still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir – the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir – is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill’s guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty – a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning…


 

Review:

This book is a spin of Vampire Academics, borrowing some characters but having a huge different story.

This series is based on the alchemist Sydney, which had a big importance in the VA’s end, and the most beautiful character in the world, Adrian ( ❤ ❤ ❤ ).

Because the VA’s events, Sidney has a very bad impression with the Alchemists group. There’s a very important mission to do and because of the previously Sidney’s events, her sister is recruited in her place, even when she hasn’t the necessary knowledge. Sidney, trying to save her sister, intervenes and asks to go her sister’s place. In that way is when Sidney starts her new adventure.

The Sidney’s mission is protecting a vampire by getting they out of trouble. The problem is that Sidney repulses the vampires, so she has to live together with them. Besides that, she has to work with another alchemist that she hates, the motive is explain during the reading.


 

My print:

I am Adrian’s lover, so I’m suspect to write about. I loved VA but Bloodlines overcome everything. The first thing that I thought was “What author is that?”. She gave a whole serie for one of the love triangle in the VA (who author does that? – what a care with the readers!).

I was so so exciting of Adrian’s story! And then, I was not disappointed.

The focus of this serie isn’t the romance, it’s Sidney’s adventures, (by the way, extremely exciting adventures).

The romance between Adrian and Sidney grows slowly during the serie, which makes it more real.

This book also starts some situations that will be more explore in the other books. And, as Mead’s write, the story’s emotion grows slowly during the reading and getting too much high in the middle to the end.

As every Mead’s story, this one full of emotions and revelations.

You won’t regret the reading!

 “My God, Sage. Your eyes. How have I never noticed them?”

That uncomfortable feeling was spreading over me again. “What about them?”

“The color,” he breathed. “When you stand in the light. They’re amazing… like molten gold. I could paint those…” He reached toward me but then pulled back. “They’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.”

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Fallen Too Far – Abby Glines

16070903Synopsis:

When Blaire Wynn’s mother passed away, Blaire’s life changed in an instant. Having cared for her sick mother for the last three years, suddenly Blaire has to leave the small farmhouse in Alabama they shared, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. But what she isn’t prepared for is the lifestyle change that comes with the move, and she knows she’ll never fit into the new world of luxury and extravagance that suddenly surrounds her. Even worse, her father has run off to Paris for the summer with his wife, leaving her stranded with Rush, her new stepbrother, who’s irritating, arrogant and seriously sexy. 

Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous; his famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no. Blaire knows he is anything but good for her, but somehow she can’t fight the attraction she’s feeling, especially when she starts to think the attraction might be mutual… Rush is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that Blaire just may have fallen too far.


Review:

After a perfect childhood living with her twin sister and her lovely father and sweet mother, Blaire’s world starts turning down with her sister’s death. The whole family was destroyed after that. Since the disaster, her father abandoned her and her mother. With a broken heart, they try to move on, but they were surprised by Blaire’s mother mortal disease. Then she spends the whole youth taking care of her mother by herself.

Unfortunately, with her mother’s death, she has no place to go. Putting her pride besides, she calls her father and ask to live with him. With an address and a number, she gets into the place informed by her father and she comes across his absence. She is (very bad) welcomed by her stepbrother, who give to her one month to live in his home.


My print:

I immediately felt in love with the story. The life made Blaire become mature early, which gave us a strong character.

It’s not a surprise that the romance centers on Blaire and her stepbrother Rush. I liked the way the romance growled – slowly and with a mystery about Rush that’s always in the middle of them, creating a conflict in Rush and impeding their romance.

I think the story was very original, some scenes between them were not less than epic. I read this book more than four times, it certainly entered in my fav list.

But I also have complaining to do. The end of the book was really really awful, it’s the kind that doesn’t put an end in the story, it has a (forced) link for the next book. I extremely hate books ending like this, I think it is much appellative, too much marketing for the next book.

Even that, it doesn’t ruin the nice story that the book bring to us.

I had fallen too far. I was in love with Rush Finlay.

Note:

Vision in White – Nora Roberts

9780515150643_p0_v1_s260x420Synopsis:

With bridal magazine covers to her credit, Mackensie “Mac” Elliot is most at home behind the camera—ready to capture the happy moments she never experienced while growing up. Her father replaced his first family with a second, and now her mother, moving on to yet another man, begs Mac for attention and money. Mac’s foundation is jostled again moments before an important planning meeting when she bumps into the bride-to-be’s brother…an encounter that has them both seeing stars.


Review:

The serie Bride Quartet tells the story of four women, childhood friends, who share a wedding company. It’s four books that tell each one romance story.

In this book, the first one, it’s introduce the company that they share (by the way a dreaming company) and it is focus on Mac. Each girl has a function in the company and Mac is the photographer.


My print:

I have pre-concept with Nora Roberts, I assume. I don´t know why but I do. I read this book only because a friend of mine read and insist on me to read too.

I was surprised with the book. It’s not a foolish book like I thought, or a market one. It’s a good book. Not a five star book with full of emotions and surprising (my favorite kind of book), but it is a good reading. It’s a story to read when you want to relax, when you just want to get involved with a book and dream about it.

It’s a dreaming book, fact! The story about friends working together, specially working with weddings, it’s really a dream. I kept imagining how would be something like that in my real life (or my dream real life).

With an easy writing, the reading is pleasant.

For me, the main romance in this book wasn’t the climax of the story. I thought the romance was cliche, but the story context was really great and compensate it.

I recommend this book for who want a light romance with a nice dreaming story.

 Love’s scary, and sometimes it’s transient. But it’s worth the risks and the nerves. It’s even worth the pain.

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤