May 30, 2015

Cinder ( Lunar Chronicles,#1)

Posted by Jenia. at 5/30/2015 07:26:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
cinder.

Lunar Chronicles,#1

marissa meyer.




Publisher Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: January 3,2012
Genre:YA Dystopian Fantasy | Romance.
Format|Pages:Hardcover|390
 Source:Goodreads|Library.






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.






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I love fairytales and retellings, I have been in fairy tales from early age. Cinderella had always been one of my favorites fairytales. I heard about Cinder for quite a while but haven’t had a chance to read it. Honestly I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy it or not. I wasn’t sure how storyline would be , with Cinderella as Cyborg. By time that I came to end of the book, I had emotions running through me and I wondered why I haven’t read this book earlier. It was beautifully written, out of this world. A novel about a girl who is a cyborg who also happens to be a mechanic and meets a prince? How can you not love a book like that? Cinder was not a book that I expected it to be, and I loved every minute of it. There was action, suspense and of course a bit of romance added into mix. Cinder, was a new, interesting twist to the classic fairytale.




There was a connection between Cinder and Prince Kai from start, even if Cinder tried to deny the attraction between the two of them. I just wanted to scream at her, to go to ball with him, to have fun for one day. Maybe if she told him from start what she was, all the confusion could been avoided at the end. I could tell that he wanted to save her, but at same time he needed to protect his country, now that his father was gone. I did hope that her being Lunar wouldn’t change anything between two of them, but of course that wasn’t case. I felt bad for both them, I could tell that he was both angry and hurt by her lie. Cinder, because I could see that she cared about him more than she wanted to. I kind hope that two of them reunite, and start over sometime later in series. I am rooting for two of them.



Cinder has quite bit action in book, I believe that there were more action in book than romance. Cinder was unlike any retelling that I read before. Each page there was something going on. Her stepmother seemed even more evil that she was in original fairytale. I loved fact that she was at least close to one of her sisters in this version of the story. Of course I couldn’t help but wonder what going come in store is for Cinder next. Will she escape? Will her and Prince Kai reunite? What adventures or challenges would she face next? There is quite bit that I am eager to find out about Cinder. I couldn’t get enough of the story, I found myself reading late into night. I can’t wait to go on next adventures along with Cinder.


Four: A Divergent Collection.

Posted by Jenia. at 5/30/2015 10:48:00 AM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
four
a divergent collection

divergent ,#0.1-0.4

veronica roth.


Publisher  Katherine Tegen
Publication Date:July 8,2014
Genre:YA Dystopian | Short Stories.
Format|Pages:Hardcover|285
 Source:Goodreads|Library.





Two years before Beatrice Prior made her choice, the sixteen-year-old son of abnegation's faction leader did the same. Tobias's transfer to Dauntless is a chance to begin again. Here, he will not be called the name his parents gave him. Here, he will not let fear turn him into a cowering child.



Newly christened "Four," he discovers during initiation that he will succeed in Dauntless. Initiation is only the beginning, though; Four must claim his place in the Dauntless hierarchy. His decisions will affect future initiates as well as uncover secrets that could threaten his own future--and the future of the entire faction system.



Two years later, Four is poised to take action, but the course is still unclear. The first new initiate who jumps into the net might change all that. With her, the way to righting their world might become clear. With her, it might become possible to be Tobias once again.



From #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth comes a companion volume to the worldwide bestselling Divergent series, told from the perspective of the immensely popular character Tobias. The four pieces included here--"The Transfer," "The Initiate," "The Son," and "The Traitor"--plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers an electrifying glimpse in to the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the Divergent trilogy.






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I didn’t even know that there was a story out there, about Four. Besides Tris, he is my favorite character. You can’t help but love him and once I read this collection, I remember the reason that I loved him. He’s type of a guy that you won’t be afraid to bring home, to meet your parents. Once I read the short stories, it made me miss Divergent , it was my favorite dystopian series and I found myself wishing that there were more books out there. What I loved about Four was fact that you got to see a different side of Four, before he met Tris. How he chooses and why he chooses Dauntless. He was a completely different person then, and in beginning I was actually wondering if it was the same person that I read about in Divergent. I guess in my mind, I didn’t see Four being afraid, even the fears he had to face. It was like I saw him in completely different light. I couldn’t put it down, I wanted to see how Four became the character he was in Divergent.



If I didn’t dislike Marcus before, I did even more while reading the stories. What he had him going through. It’s no wonder that he choose Dauntless, so he could finally get away from him. I could tell how afraid he was to at first, and I don’t blame him for it, considering what he had him go through, right before the choosing ceremony. To me, he was the monster. All those emotions, the fear that he felt I found myself feeling as well. To me, it felt like I was right there besides him, going through everything that Four was facing. You can’t help but love Roth’s writing, she has a way to hook you into the story. Of course I loved seeing scenes between Four and Tris, from Four’s point of view, I had always wondered what he was thinking through it all.




Four: A Divergent Collection, is worth checking out, especially for Divergent fans. A story that will have you on edge of your seat. Be ready for thrilling ride.



May 25, 2015

Talon(Talon,#1)

Posted by Jenia. at 5/25/2015 01:57:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
Talon.

Talon,#1

julie kagawa.




Publisher Harlequin Teen
Publication Date:October 28,2014
Genre:YA Urban Fantasy| Romance
Format|Pages:Hardcover|449
 Source:Goodreads|Library.








Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.



Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.



Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons. 





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A start of yet another amazing series, by Julie Kagawa . I read mixed reviews about Talon . Those didn’t stop me from giving series a try, considering that I loved Kagawa’s Iron Fey & Blood Of Eden series, I wasn’t disappointed, if anything I was taken aback. Every time that I read series by Julie Kagawa, I fall in love more with her characters, stories. How can anyone not? She always has a way to put a unique twist to her stories. Talon wasn’t any different. I didn’t read many books about Dragons, but after reading Talon I think that I might start to. I had a feeling that Talon was going to be a great book, but it wasn’t anything what I had expected it to be. It was Epic, from start to the finish. Dragons that can shift to humans and back to dragons? Now how can you not be fascinated with a story like this? There wasn’t a moment in the novel that didn’t have me on edge of my seat, there was always something going on, always some action happening. Talon is my type of novel, A series I fell in love after just few pages.



Ember Is totally a kick ass main character. She might be stubborn but she’s also tough. She keeps on fighting, even at the end when she found herself betrayed by Dante, a Rogue once she finds out truth about Talon. That does take a lot, to leave, considering now that she knows truth about what happens to Rogue Dragons. I can’t imagine being on run from Talon assassins, while being hunted by Order Of St. George. I do believe that only reason that she started to question Talon was because of Riley, if she never came across him, she might not be aware of what’s going on. Of what Talon really is. The ending definitely leaves a reader on edge of their seat and with questions. What will happen next? Where will she be found? Would she be discovered? those were the questions that I found myself wondering about as I reach the end. Most of all, What awaits Garret?



Love Triangles, how can you not love those? These were different that the love triangles that I usually come across while reading books. I feel like there was more connection between Ember and Garret than Ember and Riley. Did anyone else get that feeling? Garret even said it himself when he was around her, he even forgot his mission, to find out if Ember is the sleeper. He pretty much put his life in danger, for not letting Tristan kill her when she shifted in her dragon form. I always found smiling whenever they were together, before things went downhill. Ember and Garret had a special bond and I believe that it was hardest for her to let him go. I do believe there was connection between Riley and Ember as well, however it didn’t feel as strong to me. I felt like Riley liked her more than she did. I am eager to find out what happens next, what awaits next for Ember, Riley, Garret and even Dante. What challenges they have overcome next.




An exciting new fantasy series, by extraordinary story teller.

May 23, 2015

The Girl On The Train.

Posted by Jenia. at 5/23/2015 11:44:00 AM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
the girl on the train.
paula hawkins.


Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date:January 13,2015
Genre:Psychological Thriller.
Format|Pages:Hardcover| 336.
 Source: Library | Goodreads.






 







A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.



Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.



And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? 








I have seen quite few people on metro reading The Girl on the Train in the past few weeks and it seemed to be pretty popular top of it. After reading the novel, I can see why so many people are talking about it. It’s thrilling, mysterious and you can’t help but wonder what happens with characters next. Of course from moment that Megan goes missing, it has the reader wondering, who is behind it. Who is the reason that she went missing in the first place? It’s a type of thriller that has you wondering who the real killer is. I enjoyed fact that novel was written in multiple point of views, so that way you got view of each different character. Megan. Rachel and even Anna. Also the fact that two of the characters had their issues, and at times the reader couldn’t help but wonder, if what they are saying is actually true. I did think it was cool, that all that started with Rachel taking a train, considering when I started reading this, I was on metro on way to work. It made the story a bit different, those other psychological thrillers that I had read in the past.



Rachel. Megan : Despite their issues, I couldn’t seem to help but love them. Maybe it was because in a way I felt sorry for both of them. In a way, both of them can relate to one another, because both of them felt like they didn’t belong anywhere. Otherwise why would Megan have an affair? If she was happy with Scott. There must been a reason for it. Once I saw how Scott was with Rachel once he found she lied, I could see why she did, though Tom was no better. Her therapist seemed to be the only one who even cared; I can see why she grew to like him. He really cared about Megan, even if he didn’t admit it; I just had that feeling that he did. As for Rachel, I can’t blame her for drinking, after everything that she went through. Honestly I don’t know how she was able to handle way she did. Considering she disliked Anna, she still came, to warn her once she put clues together about Tom. That takes a lot, to go to woman that your husband left you for. It takes courage.



Tom was last person I suspected, even I didn’t see it coming. But once Anna mentioned that he lied a lot, in way I started suspect that something was off, but never did I think that he was one who killed Megan. That’s another thing that I loved about this novel, it had so much suspense in it, and twists and turns that even the reader didn’t see coming. It took me a day to finish this book because I didn’t want to put it down. I wanted to see why Megan went missing, if Rachel actually had something do with it, what actually happened that night? Most of all I wanted to see how all of it would come to end. It was unlike anything that I had expected. I was blown away by the story, the characters. It’s hard to believe that it was her debut novel, It’s an author that I am going be looking forward to.



An Extraordinary Journey.



May 16, 2015

The Forever Song ( Blood Of Eden,#3)

Posted by Jenia. at 5/16/2015 07:51:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
the forever song.

Blood Of Eden,#3

julie kagawa.




Publisher Harlequin Teen
Publication Date:April 15,2015
Genre:YA Dystopian Fantasy| Romance
Format|Pages:Hardcover|393
 Source:Goodreads|Library.
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Vengeance will be hers.



Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster? With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer.



Monster.



Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions - her creator Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost - the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie.



In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, her triumph will be short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.



THE FINAL HUNT IS ON









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I knew there was a reason that I love Julie Kagawa . The book, the series is the reason why, it was epic, another thrilling ride. I became a fan of her when I read Iron Fey series, and now I know why. Kagawa has a way to hook her readers to the story, to the characters, no matter what the story is about. Blood Of Eden is unlike any vampire stories that I read about out there. It had a story of it’s own and it’s what I loved about it. How can you not? Vampires. Zombie Vampires, revenge. That is my type of a story and it’s not a clique sort of movie, like rest of vampire stories out there seem to be. Despite what happened, I was rooting for Allie all through the book, I hoped that she will find what she looking for, to find her peace. Also the descriptions that were in this book, they were out of this world. Not just the description but the feelings too, I felt as I could actually feel her emotions as well. I could feel her anger, her sadness, her fear, her hate. The Forever Song is filled with so many emotions. You won’t be able to resist but get hooked onto the story.



You can’t help but wonder about the title, even if I had read the other books in series I was curious. Why Forever Song? I know that Kagawa always has some sort of meaning behind the titles. As I read the novel it started to make sense, and I remembered what Sarren had said to her in the previous book. Considering what happened between her and Zeke in the book, it had finally made sense. The Forever Song had so much more action then the first two books in series, at least in my opinion, so much happened. At first I was bit anxious about book because it was last in the series and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It was a great ending to the series; I was both sad and happy at the same time. I felt like I was saying goodbye to my friends. By end of the series, they did feel like my friends, I even took a liking to Jackal, the one character I didn’t think I could like. It was magical.




Kanin, oh man, why did they have to do that? He was one of the characters that I loved from start of the series. How can you not love him? Besides Allie, he is one of the nicest vampires out there. He cares about Allie and she wouldn’t be where she is today, if it wasn’t for him. He taught her everything that she knows. The two of them had a special bond. I can’t believe that now he is actually gone. I don’t think that even I wanted to believe it, at least not at first, I refused to. Why a character that I like does always ends up dead? As for Zeke and Allie, what the two of them have is a definition of true love, they went through so much, and at beginning both of them almost gave up but in end they made it. I was glad that by the end they had one another.



A Beautiful, breathtaking conclusion to an amazing series. A vampire series that is worth checking out.



May 9, 2015

The Magician's Lie.

Posted by Jenia. at 5/09/2015 12:01:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
the magician's  lie.
greer macallister.


Publisher Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date:January 13,2015
Genre:Historical | Mystery Thriller.
Format|Pages:Hardcover| 320
 Source: Library | Goodreads.



 











Water for Elephants meets The Night Circus in The Magician’s Lie, a debut novel in which the country’s most notorious female illusionist stands accused of her husband's murder --and she has only one night to convince a small-town policeman of her innocence.



The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, renowned for her notorious trick of sawing a man in half on stage. One night in Waterloo, Iowa, with young policeman Virgil Holt watching from the audience, she swaps her trademark saw for a fire ax. Is it a new version of the illusion, or an all-too-real murder? When Arden’s husband is found lifeless beneath the stage later that night, the answer seems clear.



But when Virgil happens upon the fleeing magician and takes her into custody, she has a very different story to tell. Even handcuffed and alone, Arden is far from powerless—and what she reveals is as unbelievable as it is spellbinding. Over the course of one eerie night, Virgil must decide whether to turn Arden in or set her free… and it will take all he has to see through the smoke and mirrors. 





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Amazing, Beautiful. Those are the words that would describe The Magician’s Lie . To me, it was one of those stories that you can’t help but love, how can you not? From a moment that you pick up the novel, you’ll be hooked to story, the characters and you want know what happens next. Every time that I put the novel down, I found myself thinking about it, eager to pick it up again so can see what happens next. The Magician’s Lie was the type of novel that I had force to put down. What was most interesting is how it kept going back and forth between present and past. It was fascinating to learn how her life was before she became The Amazing Arden, how she came to that point. It was not what I had expected, there were parts of novel, especially the beginning that had me wincing. What she went through, honestly I don’t know how she managed to make out of it alive. How can anyone make out of what she had go through alive? She’s strong and despite what happened, she kept on going. I believe that’s why she made it as far as she did. However there were times when I wondered if she was telling the truth, considering how the book ended.



The Magician’s Lie was a powerful, intense book. The descriptions were amazing in this book, images so vivid. I could see everything that was happening in book, in my mind. Both the good parts and the bad parts. Though most of the book was slightly depressing, Arden did not have a happy life. If anything, it was filled with nothing but misery. Ray, now that’s a character that is impossible to love, I hated him from start till the end. He made Arden’s life nothing but misery, reason she was always afraid most of time. I would be too. Just because he wanted to fix something, doesn’t mean that he had to break it. From moment that he broke her leg, I knew that he was dangerous and that she needed to get away from him and fast. I was glad when she finally got away from him and after a while, I was sure that won’t be able to find her. From moment that she escaped, I was afraid for her, afraid that he would find her. I knew that once he did, it would mean nothing but trouble. It was a novel that will totally keep you on edge of seat, it’s filled with a lot of suspense.



I loved scenes between her and Virgil, in the present time. I felt like the two of them had some sort of connection, that’s why at the end he let her go. I did wonder what would happen once he found out that her ex fiancée was one who was the murderer, what he would do? Ending had me thinking: What If? The Magician’s Lie is a novel that will have you thinking, once you finish it and wonder what happens next, or what could possibly happen next to the characters. It’s not an easy read, because it’s pretty graphic novel or at least to me it felt like it. It was hard for me to believe that it was Greer’s debut novel. I can tell that it will be a writer that will go a long way, an author that I am going grow to love. One of the best historic novels out there. It’s filled with suspense, mystery, a lot of drama but also a book that will have you thinking and feel with a lot of emotion. A must read book.


May 5, 2015

A Wicked Thing ( A Wicked Thing, #1)

Posted by Jenia. at 5/05/2015 06:31:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
A Wicked Thing.

A Wicked Thing,#1

rhiannon thomas




Publisher HarperTeen.
Publication Date:February 24,2015
Genre:YA Fantasy|Romance.
Format|Pages:Hardcover|337.
 Source:Goodreads|Library.










Rhiannon Thomas's dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of Sleeping Beauty and what happens after happily ever after.



One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale.



Her family is long dead. Her "true love" is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept.



As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run. 


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Retelling of your favorite fairy tale can be either disappointing or magnificent. Sleeping Beauty had always been one of my favorite fairy tales, and there were times that I found myself wonder, what happened after happily ever after. The truth. I’m pretty sure that I wasn’t the only one with that thought in my head. When I came across A Wicked Thing and read that it was about sleeping beauty, after happily after or was it? Right then, from the summary I was hooked to the story. If you love fairy tales, how can you not? Especially once you realized that Aurora’s happily ever after wasn’t that happy after all. Instead it was scary and nothing but a story from the books. I can understand her feeling, if I woke up and saw a stranger kissing me, I would freak out too and find out that your parents are long dead, and you are forced into the marriage. That is a lot to take in, especially when you have been in deep sleep for that long. I don’t know how she put with it as long as she had. To me, Aurora is strong, especially for putting up with her future mother in law, I would lost her patience a long time ago. A Wicked Thing has few characters that you couldn’t help but love.



Have you ever read a book, where every page leaves with some sort of twist? Has you wondering what is going to happen next? A Wicked Thing was that type of story for me. Almost every page had something happened and from time to time had some unexpected twist, which drew you to the story more. I know that all through the story, I was wondering what was going to happen next, what would Aurora choose to do. Would she run, like Finnegan, and Travis both offered to her or would she run? That is one of thoughts I had running through the entire novel. A Wicked Thing was a book that would totally occupy your mind the entire way. There were quite few action in this book, I realized that when it comes to retellings, not always the case. One of things that I loved about this one, it was least unexpected twist to fairy tale, but one I can actually imagine happening. Of course descriptions in the novel were out of this world, so vivid that this fairy tale actually felt real to me. I could picture everything in my mind as I read the novel.




A Wicked Thing didn’t have as much romance, as I thought it would have. Though Aurora did have 3 potential interests or so it seemed. Rodric was the one who kissed her, who she was supposed to marry and I did wonder if he actually cared for her or if he wanted marry her, because that was what he was supposed do. It was impossible to dislike him, I believe that he was one of the nicest guys in story and I could tell that by end of the book that Aurora and him became pretty good friends. He was caring. Honest and even in end he was willing to let her go, how can you not love him. I tried not to like Finnegan but it was hard, especially once he helped Aurora discover what was going on. I believe he really cares for her, though I didn’t really see any real connection between the two of them. Travis was one guy I wasn’t sure about. I was conflicted about him, actually I still am. I am actually curious who Aurora would end up choosing. I can tell that it’s not end of her journey, just way that the book ended. I’m anxious what journey she will go on next and what obstacles she will face on the way.



Despite mixed reviews about the novel. A Wicked Thing was a spectacular debut novel. If you love Fairy Tales, it’s a book that worth giving chance to.




May 2, 2015

99 Days.

Posted by Jenia. at 5/02/2015 06:39:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
99 days.
katie cotugno.


Publisher Balzer + Bray
Publication Date:April 21,2015
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages:Hardcover|384
 Source: Library | Goodreads.





 







Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.



Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”



Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me. 




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Look at that cover, the title. Those two things were what captured my attention first and had me pick up a book, to see what it was about. Cover itself is unique, unlike the covers that I see on the books these days and that was one of effects that caught my attention. Of course the title too 99 Days it’s a type of title that has the reader ask themselves a question: 99 Days Of what? It was the first one that I asked myself, before reading what the book about. However I felt like I was hooked to the story already. I was already finding myself what was going to happen. 99 days wasn’t what I had expected to be, but it was my type of book. I did not want to pull myself away till I reached the end of the novel. It had love, friendship, and drama. For me, it was hard not to love the book. At beginning I was bit hesitant about the book, considering I read few negative reviews about the book. 99 days turned out to be one of those novels that I am glad I decided to check out anyways. 99 days had my attention from the first sentence to the last. A novel that is worth every page.



Molly: I’m not sure how I feel about her character. In beginning I felt sorry for her. I thought that way everyone seemed to be treating her when she came back wasn’t fair. Everybody makes mistakes, doesn’t mean that they deserve the harassment that Molly was getting. However, after what happened with her and Patrick while she was with Gabe, I wasn’t sure what to think of her. To me it seemed like she couldn’t make up between the two brothers, she kept going back and forth. I was surprised it even happened, considering how much Patrick made it clear when she came back that he wanted nothing to do with her. I had a big feeling through it all, that Patrick was using her. I felt more of connection between Molly and Gabe, he treated her better, supported her unlike Patrick when they were together. It sucks way it ended, but then it’s her own fault. Gabe wasn’t only one she hurt. I liked Tess and she just messed up their friendship. There were times through book that I wanted to tell her to Stop, to think about what she was doing. By end of the book I still had mixed feelings about Molly, she was bit of conflicted character.



I loved fact that this book wasn’t written in chapters, but in days and once I started reading the book, those days made sense why the book is titled 99 days. To me, it made a book seem more like of diary and it was easier to connect with Molly, with her character. Maybe that’s why I had conflicted emotions about character, due to fact that I knew so much about her. Since the novel took a place during summertime, once I reached the end of it, I wondered: What happened to Molly next? Did her and Gabe ever reconnect? The one thing that I noticed changed quite bit by the end, is her and her mother’s relationship. At beginning, I could tell she was angry with her mother because she wrote bestseller based on her daughter’s love life. But at the end, her mother was always there for her. Like when everything fell apart again. Molly just couldn’t seem to catch a break. It’s for best that she left, started over somewhere else. I loved everything about 99 days.



99 Days is beautifully written, filled with so much emotions, that you find yourself feeling them. A Story about Love, Loss, starting over , mistakes. If you like stories with a twists and lots of drama, 99 Days is a book you should check out.



 

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