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: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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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.”

Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover

What’s it about: 

Tate moves to her brother’s apartment in San Francisco, and what she finds is a very different house that she expected. Now he is a airplane pilot and lives in a high rise in dowtown. Over there Tate meets Miles, her brother’s speechless friend. Miles knows the ugly side of love and he has no plans about live that side again. Somehow, he feels a unexpected attraction for Tate, and she obviously feels the same way for him. She thinks that she can handle with a only-sex relationship, but sometimes hearts really gets infiltrated.


What I thought:

It’s a crush-with-your-brother’s-friend novel and I kind of love this! It’s one of my favorite type of novel.
At the firsts pages I was already in love with it. Couldn’t put it down until I finish. There’s no slow start, It’s intense from beginning to the end.
In a first impression it could seen like a silly history, but it’s really deep and touching. Sometimes I wanted hit Tate, another times Miles. They really upseted me in just two or three parts! Most of time I got a smile stuck on my face. I also experienced much angst, though. I have no idea what is living what Miles lived. I just wanted hug him and take all his pain way. I really loved all the history, and Colleen Hoover pleasured me one more time!


What I loved:

– This cover and the title;
– That we could see all the characters points of view;
– The intensity and deepness of the history;
– That I cried one or two times;
– That sometimes Tate was really tough;
– This piloto thing that’s really hot!
– Miles at all. ❤

What I didn’t like:

– Sometimes I just wanted yell to Tate punches Miles;
– I would like to see more present miles’ point of view;
– That I’m not Tate 😥

You can see there isn’t a lot of things i didn’t like, maybe because I just loved it!

** And the best: Ugly Love is  currently being turned into a movie!! Yayy! The cameras are already rolling in Toronto for Ugly Love. They don’t have a official release date, but it’s in 2016! I’m really excited!

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Ugly love becomes you

Consumes you.

Makes you hate it all.

Makes you realize that all the beautiful parts aren’t even worth it.

Without the beautiful, you’ll never risk feeling this.

You’ll never risk feeling the ugly.

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 ❤

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: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

My Stepbrother The Dom – Arabella Quin

Hey you guys! Here’s the complete review of this different romance – ok, not so different… Hope you like it!

Synopsis: 

For years, I had the worst crush on my stepbrother, Cole Hunter. We used to ride bikes, skateboard and go fishing together – now I couldn’t even be in the same room as him without my pulse racing. One cocky half-grin from Cole would have my face blushing while my panties melted. It was insane – and completely humiliating.

It was a painful secret that I guarded fiercely. Cole was off-limits. Forbidden. If he knew how I felt, I would die of embarrassment.

I avoided Cole for years, until one wild night, when my best friend took me to a club. I thought I was going to see a grunge band, but it turned out to be a much kinkier kind of club. A club where anything goes, and well, things got a little crazy. Make that a lot crazy.


Review:

As the title suggests, this novel tells the story of the stepbrothers Ava and Cole. They grew up together, but in adolescence they moved away, partly by circumstances of life and in part by improper mutual attraction.

So Ava follows her own life without ever getting fall in love with someone else. But this story takes a different turn when Ava goes to a sex club with her best friend, and even virgin, there she gets terrified and delighted with the Dom Master Royce, without suspecting that he is her own stepbrother.

When things get more intense and deep between them, they suddenly split. Now they will have to deal with this confusing situation when they find out that in fact they are falling in love for each other.


My print: 

This book changed my opnion several times. At first I had a hard time believing this story, the beginning is a little forced. I just couldn’t accept the fact of them don’t recognize each other because, as much as they used masks and different names, they still had the voice! And how someone doesn’t recognize the voice of her own brother? I almost gave up reading. But I decided to carry on and then it really improved compared to the beginning.

The novel revolves exclusively around the erotic relationship between Ava and Cole.
From the middle to the end, the story delves a bit more on the characters and the difficulties they face because of their relationship, but sex is certainly the main focus and the hot scenes are well described.

I’d thought that the novel was about BDSM, but in fact Cole isn’t a Dom and I thought cool this recognition of his identity.
Also it almost don’t have any secondary character, outside their parents, and her best friend who appears at the beginning of history, but she’s never mentioned again, which was weird.

I also found that some parts of the story weren’t well explained and seemed meaningless to me.
I thought really cool the well placed references to 50 Shades of Gray.

And Cole is really cute and hot! ❤

Worth reading for those who enjoy erotic books and stepbrother’s romances, but not recommend it to everyone.


Shh. It’s almost time to stop talking,

because I want to show you exactly how I feel about you.”

“Almost time?”

Cole smiled. “Almost. Because first I want to tell you… I love you, Ava.”

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤