Jun 26, 2017

Alex, Approximately.

jenn bennett.

Publisher Simon Pulse.
Publication Date: April 4,2017.
Genre:  YA  Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|388.
          Source:  Goodreads|Library

The one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie fan Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new archnemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever it is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately 


I wish that I read Alex, approximately sooner that I had. I have been hearing about it for few months since it came out and once I started reading it, I saw why. I fell in love after reading few pages and if I had more time to read, I would have finished this book sooner. I had a feeling that it was going to enjoy the book when I read a synopsis of the book, once I came across it on goodreads. Alex, Approxiimately turned out to be better that I expected it to. It had a mystery surrounding it in a way and I wondered when all the secrets would come out. I knew that there was a chance that it wouldn’t end well when it did come out. There was a small part of me that was sad that the story came to end and I had to say to everyone, and glad that both Bailey and Porter got their happily after, considering what the two of them went through.

Alex,Approxiatelyis a first novel that I read byJENN BENNETT and after such incredible, addictive story, it won’t be the last one. Now, Porter and Bailey, their relationship seemed to be a hate like sort of relationship at the beginning. Honestly, I didn’t think at first that it would lead to anything, not the way that he acted with Bailey at first when the two of them started working together. As time passed, I wondered if that tough guy was an act, as to way to scare the new employees. When he told her the shark story, which is a personal story to tell to someone that you barely know, I had feeling that he cared about Bailey more than he let on. As two of them spend more time together, got closer, I saw the bond between the two of them. I was happy to discover that Porter was Alex who Bailey was talking to online, it was as it was meant to be, even if it did not start out that way. I was rooting for the two of them, especially once the two of them started to fight. I was glad that in the end, the two of them saw that they belonged with each other.

I loved that each of the chapter, at the start there were a quote from movie, and some of the movies I even recognized. It fit the story, perfectly. I could not get enough of story, of the characters and I wanted to see how it would end for them. There was one character I disliled from the start, Davy. I had a bad feeling about him from start of book and I had a feeling that he was going end up doing something that would get him in trouble. I was glad that he didn’t kill anyone. I think jail time will do him some good, or at least I hope that he would realize that he needs help. I can’t even imagine what must been going through Bailey’s mind, especially after what she went through. It could have ended up worse than it had. As I said, I think that the two of them needed a happily after, with everything that they went throught. A breathtaking story. I finished it few hours earlier and I still find myself thinking about, and wondering what happened to the rest characters after. I can’t wait to see what other adventures, the author has in store for us next.

Jun 4, 2017

City Of Bones ( Mortal Instruments, #1)

city of bones.
Mortal Instruments,#1
cassandra clare.

Publisher  Margaret K. Mcelderry.
Publication Date: March 27, 2007.
Genre: YA  Fantasy| Romance
Format|Pages:  Hardcover|485.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...

I seem to be loss of words when it comes to this book. I had orginally read CITY OF BONES back in 2015 and since been a while I decided to re-read it before reading other books in series. Once I started to re-read it, I remembered how much I loved this book, the characters, the story and the writing. CITY OF BONES will have your attention until the end book and will have you wanting more. Right after I finished CITY OF BONES I wanted to pick up the next book in the series right away. How could I not? I could not get enough of the characters and I wanted to know what would happen with them next, especially with Clary and Jace. Even I wasn’t expecting that twist, like Jace and Clary I was in complete shock when I found out and denial. Jace and Clary, siblings? I am pretty sure that was not something that anybody was expecting.

Jace and Clary had this bond from the start, even if they wouldn’t show it at start. I don’t believe that Clary liked him that much at first. Of course, I couldn’t blame her considering how Jace acted half of time, I wasn’t sure if I liked him at first myself. It became clear how much Jace cared about Clary, way that he always protected her. When they found that Valentine was their father, that Jace was Jonnathan,Clary’s brother who supposed died all those years back. I actually re-read it few times as to make sure that I read it right. I was right along with Clary there, I did not want to believe it. Of course, they had to find out after they shared that kiss. I couldn’t help but wonder what was going to happen now, if the two of them would be able to stay away from each other, or they would be able to move on. The way that the two of them connected, I have a feeling that it would be hard to move past the bond that the two of them have established. I am eager to see what happens with them next.

CITY OF BONES did not have a single dull moment, there was always something happening in the story, and kept you on the edge of your seat. It’s one of those series that I wished I read sooner than I had. I can’t wait to see what adventures and of course challenges a waits everyone next. I have this feeling thatMortal Instruments will be a series that I am going to fall in love with.


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