Jun 9, 2013

Safe Haven.

Safe Haven.
Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing.
Publication Date: September 14,2010.
Genre: Romance | Suspense.
Format|Pages: Paperback| 368.
Source: Owned|Goodreads.



Safe Haven was one of best and favorite Nicholas Sparks novels I read, and I have read all of them. So far. However, out of all the novels that he had written so far, this one seemed be bit more on thriller side, and had quite bit of action going on. It kept you on edge of your seat, up till very end. Though I read it before, I was on edge of my seat till end. I did not want put it down. I was so observed in book, I found myself reading it for hours. If you love romance, with bit of action in mix, Nicholas Sparks is worth checking out.

Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again, you must learn to trust again.
When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.
But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo’s empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.

  Katie: Loved her character right from start. Though at times it might seemed like it, but to me she was strong. Honestly, if I was ever in her situation, I would never be able to do what she had done. It takes a lot, to run away and start all over again, from abusive marriage. Especially considering what happened the first two times that she tried to run away, that takes a lot of courage. Not everyone can do, try to escape that life and start all over. Despite being afraid most of time, I was glad that she was able to start all over, to start a new life. However, I felt myself constantly afraid of her, afraid that her husband would figure out a way to find her, that it will all be all over for her, the life that she built. I found myself rooting for her, rooting for her to make it, to not feel afraid anymore.

Alex & Kevin: How can you not love Alex? I loved pretty much everything about him, way he was with Katie, even before they got together. How he protected her once he found out what Kevin done to her, to make sure that she was safe. Honestly, I don’t think that neither his children nor Katie would made it, be alive, if it wasn’t for him coming to their rescue at the end. I actually found myself holding my breath when Kevin hit Alex, and I prayed he make it through, after hit like that. I was glad that Katie finally met someone, who made her feel safe, who loved her for who she was. Despite that, he was an amazing father to his kids. I love the relationship that he had with his kids, and how he always made sure that they had something to do, spend time with them. Now Kevin, I hated him from beginning, I was hoping that he wouldn’t figure out how to find her. Once he did, I felt so afraid for Katie and angry for Kevin. Though I kind of felt like he did love her, but at same couldn’t understand how he claimed to love her, yet was so controlling.

What made this book slightly different then his other books? Well, this had much more suspense that his other books seemed to have. Others seemed be based more on romance, but this also had quite bit suspense. Especially once Kevin showed up, that’s when the real action began. Kevin was so close. I wasn’t only terrified what would happen, but also what would happen to the kids, since Kevin seemed to be drunk much more then he usually was. I couldn’t imagine what Alex would gone through, if he lost either of them. Despite not wanting Kevin to die, I was glad to see that Katie could finally feel safe again. Now, Carly ‘Jo’ that was a twist I did not see coming, that Katie’s neighbor end up being Alex’s late wife.

  It was an amazing read. I can’t wait to see the movie. If it’s similar to the book, be pretty amazing movie. I would recommend this book to any romance lovers.

Unravel Me, Shatter Me,#2.

Unravel Me.
Shatter Me,#2.
Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Harper Collins.
Publication Date: February 5,2013.
Genre: YA Dystopian| Adventure.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|461.

Amazing. I loved the first book when I read it last year, it was unlike any book I read before. Unravel Me , wasn’t any different. Honestly I actually enjoyed this book, more than I enjoyed the first one. It seemed like the second one had more action, adventure. There was so much more going on, to point that I couldn’t even put the book down. Once I read the book, I knew that this was one series I was going to love, till the end. It’s unlike any book I read before.

it's almost time for war.
Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.
She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam.
But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch. Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.
In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

I fell completely in love with cover, it’s so unique and unlike any other cover that I seen in the other books. It looks mysterious, and I feel like you can tell that something is going to happen, just by cover, even if you haven’t read the other book. It’s very creative, and it get any reader to pick the book. It make them wonder about the book, the story. I’m also curious if it’s Juliette, on the cover.

Adam & Warner : I was Team Adam, till I read this book, now I’m Team Warner, it’s not like I don’t like Adam, I do and if he ends up with her in end, I won’t be disappointed by it. However, I feel like there was more connection, more attraction between Juliette and Warner, then Juliette and Adam, it seemed like they were mostly arguining with each other most of book, though I can see why. In first book, I wasn’t too sure if Warner actually cared for Juliette or not, but after reading Unravel Me, I know that he does, it seems that she’s the one person that he actually cares for. Once I found out how Warner was treated by his own father, I understood why Warner was way he is. I am curious what’s going happen between Juliette and Warner next. As for Adam, I do hope things start looking up for him, it seems like everything seems to be going wrong for him lately. I felt bad for him.

Kenji : Another character I loved. I wasn’t his biggest fan in last book, to me there was something off about him, makes me glad that I was wrong about him. It seemed like he was one person that didn’t take pity on Juliette, when she was feeling sorry for herself, or mourning over what was happening with her and Adam. I think she got as far as she did, due to him. If he hasn’t pushed her, if he didn’t help her with her powers, to control her powers, who knew where she be now. In way, he had saved Juliette’s life. In way it made me hate way Adam treated him at times, when he done nothing but help them out, from the start. I’m curious what’s going happen with him next, if he actually believes that Juliette is dead, or not.

How can you not love this book? It has everything, from romance with twists, action, adventure, along with some mystery added into the mix. Plus author has unique writing style, unlike any other books that you read. You can’t help but be observed into the book, till the end. Even once you reach the end, you will be craving for more, wondering what’s going happen next for Juliette, Adam and Warner. I know I’m eager to see what’s going to come next.

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