Thursday, July 31, 2014

Liebster Award!!!

Thanks to Sarah from http://yabookaholic123.blogspot.com/ and Sandee from http://awhimsicalreader.blogspot.com/ for nominating me for this award :)
This is my first blog award thingy yaaay :)

SO HERE ARE THE THINGS I/YOU HAVE TO DO:

1. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
2. Nominate 11 bloggers (or less) who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers.
3. Answer 10 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 10 questions.

Random facts about myself:
1. I am addicted to tea (I drink it twice every day)

2. Sometimes I listen to music while I read.

3. I have 4 dogs and 6 cats. (I know its a lot)

4. I'm afraid of heights.

5. I like Hedley.

6. I'm badly obsessed with bands.

7. I am barely 16.

8. I want to live in Italy.

9. I'm a guy (if you didn't notice yet)

10. I am a slow reader.

11. I like guys and girls (if you havent noticed yet either.

QUESTIONS FROM SANDEE:
1. If you were a character in a book, who would you be?
This is the MOST difficult question I've had so I dont think I can answer it. I'd like to be uhm... Uriah. Yes Uriah.

2. What's your favorite book of all time?
Probably I should say the hunger games because thanks to the hunger games I started reading, but eventho I have so much appreciation for THG. My favorite of all time is Looking For Alaska by John Green.  THAT BOOK AH.

3. What book did you want to throw out the window when you were reading it?
I dont know if this is suppised to be good or bad, but if its in the bad way.. Sonny boy by Annejet van der Zijl ( I think that's the name.) It was that time of the year when you have to rush and finish a book and CMON THE BOOK WAS BORING MOST OF THE TIME.

4. Do you have any book pet peeve?
WHEN THE STORY DOES NOT HAVE A HAPPY ENDING or a closure ending or an exciting ending or just something like that. Like it was okay in allegiant (spoiler alert maybe..?) But if the book was like when Tris dies and then bam it finished. THAT would annoy me for the rest of my life.

5. How many books are you currently eating?
I was planning on starting The Geography of me and you by Jennifer E. Smith.  But currently none, school is about to start and I dont want to have a huge book to finish. :)

6. Aside from reading, what are you interested in?
I surprisingly jog! And swim. And listen to music, tweet, tumblr, and that's it. A pretty boring life tbh but it's okay. OH IM OBSESSED WITH MOVIES.

7. Favorite song?
Right now it would be Everything I didn't say by 5SOS :)

8. Which fictional location would you like to stay in forever?
I would love to be in Dystopian Chicago (from Divergent) before the divergent hunt that Jeanine had. BECAUSE ITS SO COOL AHHH.

9.What's your favorite movie?
This is a list okay lets start:
-Waiting for forever.
-Something Borrowed.
-Leap year.
-LOL
-Letters to Juliet
-The tourist
-Salt
-The Heat
-Identity Thief
-Crazy stupid love.
-Date night
-The notebook.
-The Vow
-Easy A.
-She's the man
- 13 going on 30 (♥)
And much more I think ill make a post of this.

10. If you'd be married to a fictional character, who would it be?
FOUR. TOBIAS EATON. ALL THE WAY. YES.

Questions from Sarah:
1. If you could choose one book world to live in, which one would it be?
As said above, Dystopian Chicago from Veronica Roth but before the divergent hunt (I'm badly obsessed with Divergent,  it's not healthy.)

2. What's next on your to read list?
Probably The Geography of you and me by Jennifer E. Smith but im not sure. I may pick anything from my TBR-Jar.

3. If you were stranded on a desert island and you could wish for one character to appear to give you company, who would it be?
FOUR!!! Tobias Eaton or that. Seriously I'm in love with him.

4. What is your favourite supernatural/fantasy creature, vampire, werewolf, dragons etc?
If shadowhunters count as supernatural then yes, shadow hunters. (I dont really like vampires that much tbh)

5. What is your most favourite item that you have?
My books. Absolutely,  nobody can touch them and I treat them as if they are a baby. I dont even let my friends touch them.

6. What is the last book to movie you have watched? Was it good?
Divergent! And yes! I didnt like it at first but ah Theo James is so distracting and the zip lining *-* perfect.

7. Have you ever met any authors?
Nopes not yet but I HAVE TO MEET  Veronica Roth and tell her to write some more of divergent for me.

8. Best book you've read so far in 2014?
I remember there was one, but I cant remember the name, probably city of ashes by Cassandra Clare though. Great book, great book.

9. What is the book you can't wait to read the most?
I can't wait to read City of Glass by Cassandra Clare!! I have been wanting to read it but I'm broke sadly :'(

10. What is your favourite quote?
THIS IS THE MOST DIFFICULT QUESTION EVER.
Uhm it is probably something from Looking For Alaska by John Green.

11. What is the first book that comes to your mind?
Divergent.  Im sorry I say it too much. I'm too obsessed.

My 10 Questions

1. Where do you read?
2. What's your favorite genre?
3. What do you like most in a book?
4. Favorite book to movie adaptation?
5. Tea or Coffee?
6. Favorite standalone?
7. If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?
8. Favorite Author?
9. Which book cover do you hate the most ? (Books that you own)
10. What's your most comfortable reading position?

I nominate:

Anne from http://anne-books.blogspot.com/

Robin from http://wherebooksleadus.blogspot.com/

Review: Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

Beautiful story! I really liked it. I was highlighting my favorite parts all the time (which were a lot tbh) and I really really liked it.
Sometimes I thought Aristotle was whining a lot. But thats just me :)
This book you can read it in one sitting because the story just goes by fast and quick.

Aristotle tells the story. And he has such a relatable voice I really liked how he saw things and interpreted them.

Aristotle... angry angry angry.

Dante is so adorable in my opinion omg. Danteee <3

Dante and Aristotles friendship,  there was a moment I was so scared it would just break apart but this story ah its just amazing how they both grow with each other and there's so much growth in both of them and it's mostly about finding out themselves and their place in this universe.

I really like this book. So you should absolutely read it too.

★★★★★ on Goodreads.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move.

No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

GUYS I FINALLY READ IT YES YES YES YES YES YES OMG.  THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING OKAY

Okay so lets start. The plot WAS AMAZING WHAT A STORY LIKE WOAH. My mind is blown. Such a great book. I didnt even feel it was a retelling. IT WAS AMAZING

Cinder Ah She was so badass and cool and HER SARCASM THO I LOVE HER.

Prince Kai, GOSH Prince Kai can i get one? Please? <3

This story is overall amazing and awesome and cool and funny and everyone should read it.

I hate myself for procrastinating this for so long. So stupid of me.

★★★★★ on Goodreads.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green



Katherine V thought boys were gross
Katherine X just wanted to be friends
Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
K-19 broke his heart
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun--but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.


Another John Green book! I would say hooray because I love John Green books. But this one. I'll just say woo. Because I expected a lot more of course.

The plot... well with John Green I always get so caught up and addicted just from the first pages and then I cant stop flipping the pages. But this one, it felt like it was just someone else's book. It may be because I have really high expectations about John Green. But I got interested in the plot about 60% in the book. It is a good story and all but I didnt get so caught into it.
All of the huge information parts that Colin said most of the times, it really annoyed me. And besides that all of the Anagrams and I found the idea of the Theorem kind of stupid.

The writing style was okay. But I really like the John Green where you can quote beautiful sentences from better.

I loved Hassan, and Lindsey, she was one of the main reasons I was into this book after all, I always thought she was waaaaay more interesting than Colin.

I wouldn't recommend this book. Just if you want to read it, then do :)

★★★ on Goodreads.

Monday, July 21, 2014

On My Shelf #3

These are books on my shelves (E-books as well) that I haven't started reading yet.



Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

Eleanor... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor.

Park... He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises...Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.


Yes another rainbow rowell book I have but havent started yet! Reason is (looking up for excuses, I know I know) But I am really looking forward for this book, it's young adult ive heard AMAZING things about it and I honestly like reading a book without knowing the synopsis at all, and I only know its about "extraordinary love" which sounds amazing to me

I just trust the reviews and go for it. So I will dive in soon into this book :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Review Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Synopsis:
The Pre-Sloane Emily didn't go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn't do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell.But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just... disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try... unless they could lead back to her best friend. Apple Picking at Night? Ok, easy enough.Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not? Kiss a Stranger? Wait... what?

Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go Skinny Dipping? Um...


Everyone had so many great things to say about this book so i decided, why not? and it takes place in this time of the year, summer, which would be a perfect summer read.

The story is told by Emily, and it starts at the beginning of the summer. The plot goes sometimes to the past where you get to know moments of Emily and Sloane together. At the beginning I don't know why but the plot didn't seem too interesting for me apart from the list. I decided to still give it a try since I had already started reading it and I can't just stop reading a book, which I am glad I did. Because around chapter  I FINALLY got into the story which i ended up loving, the book is great.

At first I didn't really like Emily, because while being in her shell I thought she was just too annoying. But then you see some character growth and specially that is what kept me interested in the story, how Emily was finally deciding for herself instead of being dragged by Sloane to do things.

The love interests AHHHHHHHHH <3 just perfect.

I recommend this book, because it might not have worked so much in the beginning for me, but a lot of people loved it and its a really great summer read.


★★★★ on Goodreads

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

On my shelf #2

These are books on my shelves (E-books as well) that I haven't started reading yet.



Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.


I have this book for a month now on my shelf. And I've heard so many great things about it! Thats why I have it. The booktube community loves it. Everyone likes it and I have no excuse to why I haven't started it yet. I guess I just want to finish my currently reading books first. But everyone says that this book is a must and this series as well

So I guess ill give it a try after all. As soon as I finish the books im currently reading. And it would fit perfectly with the booktubeathon, because it has red on the cover! :)

Review: Four a Divergent story collection



Complete your Divergent library with Four!

Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories plus three additional scenes from Divergent, all told from Tobias's point of view.

Readers first encountered Tobias as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Readers will find more of this charismatic character's backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection. When read together, these long narrative pieces illuminate the defining moments in Tobias's life. The first three pieces in this volume—"The Transfer," "The Initiate," and "The Son"—follow Tobias's transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, and the first clues that a foul plan is brewing in the leadership of two factions. The fourth story, "The Traitor," runs parallel with the events of Divergent, giving readers a glimpse into the decisions of loyalty—and love—that Tobias makes in the weeks after he meets Tris Prior.

Includes three exclusive scenes!


Well before starting this you should know that Four is my favorite character from Divergent. Diving into his thoughts and things he has done was an amazing experience. Sad to know this is the last from the divergent series we will ever get...

Everything amazing! Whatelse can I say? It was just great. Another masterpiece by Veronica Roth.

There are some things I never expected that Four would do/ would've done. And the way he thinks about Tris just amazing. This book was great I loved it.

If you read and liked the Divergent story. This book is a must-read for you :)

★★★★★ on Goodreads

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #2

This meme is hosted by MizB at ShouldBeReading and it involves picking up the book you are currently reading, flip it to a random page and write a little teaser.



“Do my eyes deceive me, or are you really late because you were getting a tattoo?” he says, pointing to the corner of the bandage that’s visible just over my shoulder.

This is one of my most anticipated books in the whole year. I am obsessed with this story. And I just started it today. But... THAT'S WHEN HE GOT HIS TATTOO??? OMG YES

Friday, July 4, 2014

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.



DO NOT READ ANYTHING DOWN HERE AND GO PICK UP THE BOOK, it's better to know nothing about the story before you read it.
No spoilers, no expectations. Just read.


A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.


Beautiful writing, Amazing story.
This is a must read. Better read it without knowing anything about it!

★★★★★ on Goodreads.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell



In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life--and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to.
Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?


Amazing story!! I started this book knowing almost nothing about it. Which I love to do. The plot was amazing. You find out things that I really did not expect. Tables turn, plot twists. Just amazing. The pace goes fast when nothing important is happening and kind of slow when something is, which is amazing.

The writing style was great and amazing and I have to admit I fell in love with this book. The way that at the end of each chapter there's a Simon Snow fragment from the books or from the fanfiction. Is amazing. I felt like some times that fragment was relatable to what was happening at that moment with Cather and what she was feeling at that moment.

My favorite Character is Levi. Gosh Levi! The smile and the hair and just everything ahh. Even when I was supposed to be mad at him, I just couldn't! I couldn't, he's just the best. I want a Levi.
Reagan is my second favorite because come on. She's so badass and has a whatever attitude.
Cather is just like me in so many ways. I could relate to her from the first chapter already.

Well, I can't talk about the relationships without spoiling so.. we'll skip that.

I recommend this book to everyone please read it. It will make you so happy. And I request a second book please. It was too good to be over so soon.
I. Need. More. Levi.

★★★★★ on Goodreads.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #1

This meme is hosted by MizB at ShouldBeReading and it involves picking up the book you are currently reading, flip it to a random page and write a little teaser.



“Do you see what I mean?” he asked. She nodded. “Cows bad. Buffalo good.”
“Cows good,” he said. “Bison better.” Then he gave her a lazy, lopsided grin. “This is all really important, you know—that’s why I’m telling you.” “Vital,” she said. “Ecosystems. Water tables. Shrews going extinct.” “Call me when you’re done, Little Red.” No, Cath thought, I don’t even know your number. Levi was already walking away. “I’ll be in your room,” he said over his shoulder. “Call me there.”


That was the teaser guys. Funny part of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I'm really enjoying this book. I hope you guys enjoy it too when you read it :)