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: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Something Borrowed – Emilly Griffin

What’s it about: 

Rachel and Darcy are best friends since forever. They grow up together, made high school and even throught college, they still were best friends. But, in this friendship, Darcy was the star – the prettiest, the funniest – , and Rachel has always been at the second place. So, when Rachel reaches thirty, there’s Darcy too, like she thought. Nothing else of what Rachel imagined to herself is there, though. No dream job, no children, no husband. Darcy, on the other side, has everything – including Dex, her beautiful and patient fiancè – whom Rachel introduced to her. Then, somehow after some drinks Rachel makes out with Dex. Now, things get complicated when she has to deal with her feelings for him and her loyalty to her friend.


What I thought:

My first thought was: ‘there is no way for I like a novel with best friend’s betrayal.’ At the first page I was already hating Darcy, though. But I had so many questions during the reading, and the most important was: Why someone will ever have a bitch as her best friend?

The fact is that I’m such a romantic and sometimes I kind of liked the feelings between Rachel and Dex.

Most of the time I got pissed with Rachel’s personality or her lack of it. She could’t recognize her feelings for the guy? Okay, I can handle that. But how can’t she know who is her best friend indeed? Is she blind? Oh my God, I just wanted hit her!

Well, after all, things get better and the final confrontation was really funny – a little sad, but funny! And the end is kind of cute too.

Despite all these bad things, the writter still makes you get stuck in the reading! It really surprised me! I definitely will read another of her books!


What I loved:

  • Emily Griffin’s writing – it’s awsome!
  • The New York background
  • Some parts of Rachel and Dex’s romance.
  • Ethan ❤ (yes, I actually have a inclination to like the wrong guy)

What I didn’t like:

  • Rachel’s passivity. What kind of person takes 30 years to realize that your best friend is actually a bitch?
  • Main character with with low self-steam. This thing of ‘she is the prettiest, the funniest’ is really boring.
  • Dex’s lack of pro-activity
  • The lack os loyalty of their friendship – to me it’s not a friendship at all.

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤

“But I have learned that you make your own happiness,

that part of going for what you want means losing something else.

And when the stakes are high, the losses can be that much greater.”

Loving Mr. Daniels – Brittainy C. Cherry

Synopsis: 

To Whom it May Concern,

It was easy to call us forbidden and harder to call us soulmates. Yet I believed we were both. Forbidden soulmates.

When I arrived to Edgewood, Wisconsin I didn’t plan to find him. I didn’t plan to stumble into Joe’s bar and have Daniel’s music stir up my emotions. I had no clue that his voice would make my hurts forget their own sorrow. I had no idea that my happiness would remember its own bliss.

When I started senior year at my new school, I wasn’t prepared to call him Mr. Daniels, but sometimes life happens at the wrong time for all the right reasons.

Our love story wasn’t only about the physical connection.

It was about family. It was about loss. It was about being alive. It was silly. It was painful. It was mourning. It was laughter.It was ours.

And for those reasons alone, I would never apologize for loving Mr. Daniels.

-Ashlyn Jenning


Review: 

Ashlyn Jenning lost everything. She lost her twin sister, because of it she lost her mother who couldn’t look at her anymore. She lost her home and then she goes to live with the father she had lost a long time ago. He is just a total stranger to her, but she has no choice.

But, as she arrives at Wiscosin, things starts to change when she knows a mysterious guy. He invites her to go to his show at some bar, and she gets amazed with him without knowing that he is her high school teacher.

Daniel had a hard life time too, but he found some relief at his music and in his job – the job which make impossible his relationship with Ashlyn.

Now, they will have to handle with the fact that the only thing that looks like could help them can’t happen.


My Opnion:

I don’t know actually why, but I expected something a lot of different than this book is. By the name, it made me think it was a hot new adult novel. But actually it’s a so much deeper history. A history about the human nature and they real pain.

My eyes filled with tears several times, but I didn’t really cried. It’s such a touching history, that makes you think about your own life, and how things could be so much difficult and how, even then, there are ways to find the way back to happiness.

It’s about pure love in the essence. And the how powerfull this love can be. Mainly the family love. It’s really beautiful.

And there was some parts (mainly one chapter ❤ ) that I thought just perfect.

But despite all of this, I didn’t felt in the history. Maybe because I wasn’t expecting so many losses and pain, ou because I never lived nothing like they lived… I couldn’t establish the conection with the characters.

Still, I think it worth the reading! It’s really touching.

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ and a half ❤

The best things in life aren’t easy.

They are tough, they are painful, and they are raw.

That makes the arrival to the final destination that much sweeter.

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: ❤ ❤

Never Never – Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

Hi everybody! Today I finished one of the mosts anticipated romances of 2015 and I wanna share with you! Here we go!

Synopsis: A novella series.

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.

Complete strangers since this morning.

He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.


Review: 

I guess this is the smaller synopsis ever! But tells us most of everything we need to know.

At one school morning, Charlie and Silas find themselves without any memory of who they are, where they are or who are their family and friends.

With the narrative switching between Charlie’s and Silas’ point of view, they try to figure it out what happened to them and how to handle with all the things that they discover about themselves and each other. Most of them, they want just forget.


My Opinion: 

I guess I should probably stop making the review to not to give spoilers, but I could talk about this book for hours!

At the firsts few pages I thought it kind of boring and (believe me or not) I wonderd if I should stop my reading. I am a Colleen Hoover’s fan, but I never had read anything of Tarryn Fisher and I thought it woundn’t probably work.

But, gladly, I was sooo wrong!

When I got into the story, I couldn’t leave it until I finish! I just loved the discover of the relationship of Charlie and Silas, just loved the feelings between them, and just loved the writing of Hoover and Tarryn together.

It’s a very singular book, with a very different type of development, but I thought it was amazing.

The only negative point about it is the huge cliffhanger at the end, despite it was expected. Now I will be counting the minutes until may 17th for the next one! Hope all the answers are in there!

If I were dead like Snow White and he kissed me like that,

surely my heart would kick back to life.

That I’d be the one to slay dragons for that kiss.

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ and a half ❤

Beautiful Oblivion – Jamie McGuire

Synopsis: Fiercely independent Camille “Cami” Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.

Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.

Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.

As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.


Review:

First of all I need to fix the book’s synopsis book:
Cami has three younger brothers and a cousin indeed. That doesn’t make any difference in history, but still I can’t understand how they cound let pass an error like this.

OK. Now, the review:

Cami is an independent girl. She works and lives alone since she found herself in condition to leave her tumultuous parents house. All she wanted was a quiet life, preferably next to her wonderful boyfriend T.J. But things get difficult when he moves to California because of his work and she sees herself in a weird relationship, since they hardly see and talk to each other.

And in one of the weekends that T.J. cancels the meeting with her, Trenton Maddox decides to approach her.
Cami knows Trenton since school and she is sure about one thing: Maddox brothers are trouble.

After making it clear that she has a boyfriend and she just wants his friendship, they begin to spend much time together.
The problem is that there’s a tragic secret about Trenton’s past, and now Cami is hiding something that can change everything between then.


Now we’ll do something different.

Both of us read this book, and both of us will share our impressions! Yaay!

Nina’s Opinion:

This is the #1 Maddox Brother’s book, spin -off series to Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster .

I’m suspect to write about it because I just love Jamie’s writing and she didn’t disappoint me. The rhythm is less intense than the Beautiful Disaster, but equally addictive.

No matter how incredible it may seem, even if dealing with Maddox brothers, the story is completely different. Trent’s personality is quite distinct from Travis ( ❤ ), but it’s still possible to see some fascinating similarities. Cami also has a strong and outstanding personality, even though I didn’t feel much identification with her.

The development of their relationship is delicious and very realistic, in one way that you can feel all the conflicting emotions. It’s absolutely impossible not fall in love with Trent’s cute and loose behavior. And how cute is he taking care of Olive?

The plot is staged at the same place  and time as Beautiful Disaster and we can have some delicious glimpses of Abby and Travis, and it’s reveal things that hadn’t been well explained at the firsts books. And the author does it masterfully.

And I need to say: What end was that???? I spent more then 20 minutos to recover myself! Just breathtaking!

I’m already looking forward to reading the nexts!

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤  and a half ❤

Silvana’s Opinion:

I was cautions to read this book. I really loved Beautiful and Walking Disaster and I was afraid that Jamie Mcguire was writing this book just for marketing, and getting a link with BD and WD just for sell one more book. Then, I was totally surprised, the book was fantastic! With an original story, strong characters and real great writing, McGuire just catch me. The things that more impressed me was the links between this story and Travis’ one, it was awesome! I kept thinking how could she do that!

I was giving a four star for the book when, unexpectedly, in last words for the last page, the story revelation hit my face. I was not less than chocked. I had to to come back some pages to assimilate the reality of that last words.

I have to tell: It worths the reading, it worths every page. With this book Jamie Mcguire joined (with glorious) my author fav list. Mcguire is diva. I cannot wait to read the next one. Come to me, Beautiful Redemption!

“I was just thinking now was as good a time as any

to acknowledge that you’re perfect

and it wouldn’t suck if you fell madly in love with me anytime soon.”

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: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤