Nov 25, 2017

Turtles All The Way Down.

turtles all the way down.
john green.

Publisher Dutton Books.
Publication Date: October 10,2017.
Genre:  YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|286.
      Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. 


I’m speechless. That was…magical. A part of me wants to start the book over again and read it again. I have been JOHN GREEN fan since I read LOOKING FOR ALASKA years earlier, when I was in college. I have been wondering when he would write a new book, and when I found he wrote a new book, I put it on hold at library right away. I loved all of his books, but now I have a new favorite TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN was one of his best ones, in my opinion. JOHN GREEN has a way to have you get you addicted to the story, to the point that you will spend hours reading the book. It made me glad that I didn’t have work because that meant that I could spend more time reading it. I was eager to see what would happen with Aza next, (Loving that name). All of her thoughts, her emotions, while I was reading the book, I felt as I was there and thinking, feeling almost everything that she was.

Out of all his novels, I felt as I could relate to Aza the most. I had dealt with Anxiety myself, as a teen and later in life, not as extreme as Aza’s. To me, there were parts of her like I felt that I could relate too. Mental health is a hard subject to write about and I have read few novels about it. TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN was one of the best, and even if I didn’t experience what Aza did, while reading the book, I felt like I was. I dealt with anxiety before but it never been that extreme, and I can’t even begin to imagine feeling like that all the time. I don’t know how she was able to handle it for as long as she had. The descriptions, the emotions that went through Aza’s mind were so descriptive, I had this thought as I was inside her mind. It had me wondering if it would ever get any better, and I hoped that for her sake that it would. Despite her being a difficult person to deal with, I understood it and she was actually my favorite character in the book.

Davis, not a long time passed when you could see a connection between him and Aza. I did wonder if their relationship would work, considering how Aza was. I was surprised that the two of them got to kissing, even if Aza did freak out not long after. That was what I loved about Davis and I believe what made their relationship work, at least for a while, he liked the way they were, he understood her and he didn’t pressure her into anything. Davis just wanted to be with her, to spend time with her. I was sad when it came to end, I was hoping that two of them would find a way to work around that. At same time I wasn’t surprised either. The scenes between Davis and Aza were my favorites, I think he was one of people that actually made her happy and same goes for Davis.

Daisy, she’s one of those people that you can’t help but love. I know that she would get frustrated with Aza at times. In the end, she was always there for Aza. She understood her and helped her calm down when she would get anxious. I feel like not many people would be able to deal with way that Daisy had. What the two of them had, that’s a real friendship, the one person that you know you remain friends with for years to come. I loved everything about this book, the plot, the characters, and of course the title, TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN how can you not love that awesome title? It was different from what JOHN GREEN usually writes, but in a good way. It took my breath away. I fell in love. I am already looking forward to his next book.

If you haven’t read any of his books, be sure to pick up TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN , It’s worth every page. After reading it, had actually inspired me to work on my own book I am writing. A book that you will find yourself thinking about and will stay with you.

Nov 22, 2017

The Retribution Of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3)

the retribution of mara dyer.
Mara Dyer,#3
Michelle hodkin.

Publisher  Simon & Schuster.
Publication Date: November 4,2014
Genre: YA Fantasy|Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|470.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she’s been told.

There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.

She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.

She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.

Retribution has arrived. 


A heart aching masterpiece.

I can’t remember last time that a series played this way with my emotions, not way that Mara Dyer had. I finished it not long ago and I am still thinking about it, especially that ending. When I first started reading the series, I had a feeling that I was going to love it. I, however did not realize how in love I would fall in love with this series, especially with Noah and Mara. From beginning, I wondered how their story would end up, if the two of them would be able to find their happily after. It felt like anytime they got anywhere to being happy, something seemed get in their way. It was as if universe didn’t want them to be happy together. Like, Mara I was hoping that Noah was somewhere out there, alive. Not once did she give up, she kept on going until she found him, despite the obstacles that got on her way. Nothing seemed to stop her, even if she was only one who seemed to believe that he was alive. I was hesitant at times, wondering if Noah was actually alive, and was happy to find out that he was.

There were so much more going on in this book, then the rest of series or at least that is how it felt like to me. I loved Jamie, besides Mara, Daniel and Noah he was my favorite character. I loved that he always stood by her side through it all, even when Stella left at the end, because of her ability. He stayed. That’s a real friendship right there. I wonder what happened to him after. THE RETRIBUTION OF MARA DYER had me go though a lot emotions while I read it. I even cried multiple times. At times, it was hard book to read but I couldn’t seem to put it down. Last night I ended up reading it most of the night, I could not set it down even if I wanted. I wanted to see how it would end for Noah and Mara. I know there were few people who were hesitant about Noah’s love for Mara, but I knew that he loved her. The two of them belonged with each other. It made the ending of the book so beautiful.

Mara Dyer will be one of those series that will always stay with me. A series that I most likely re-read multiple times in future. I am so glad that I finally got around to reading it. One of the best books I read so far this year. Books that are worth every page.

Nov 17, 2017



lauren kate.

Publisher  Delacorte Press.
Publication Date: June 14,2011.
Genre: YA Fantasy|Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|420.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Every single lifetime, I'll choose you. Just as you have chosen me. Forever.’

Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way . . . Luce is certain that something – or someone – in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history. Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . forever. 



I almost have no words, to describe how I am feeling about this book, this series. I didn’t think that it was possible to fall in love with these books even more. I was wrong, I have fallen in love more than I was. I feel like every book and I fall a bit more in love with this magical story. PASSION wasn’t any different. I loved it from beginning to the end and afterwards found myself thinking about the story for hours after. Not only that, but I wished that I had the next book in series, to find out what would happen next. It’s one of those series that I wished I read when I first started hearing about it. Now I know why so many were talking about. It’s magical, thrilling love story. I don’t think that I have read a love story quite like this one. Not that I know off. I wondered if maybe Luce could find a way to stop their curse, to keep herself from dying every time. At same time, I wonder if there danger for her traveling that way and possibility of changing past and if that would mess things up for her and Daniel.

Of course I loved fact that one of her travels took place in Russia, considering that I am from there. It was easier for me to picture the location. From moment that I read FALLEN I loved the realthionship between Daniel and Luce, despite how tragically it seemed to end for both of them each other. It was love. I did not realize how much both of them had gone through, not until Luce’s travel. How much of Luce’s death , Daniel had seen, how many times he had to mourn her death. I don’t know how he managed to handle it all this time. I feel like I wouldn’t been able to if I were in his situation, I wouldn’t be able to handle that much pain. What Luce and Daniel have is meaning of true love. I am hoping that the two of them would be able to find how to get past, because honestly I am not sure how much of it Daniel can handle until he had enough. There is so much one person can handle, even an angel. I am rooting for both of them. I hope that they can find their happiness soon.

LAUREN KATE had taken my breath away, by another astonishing addition to the Fallen Series and I cannot wait how it all ends, what other challenges and adventures everyone will face. Especially Luce and Daniel. I will highly recommend this series to any fantasy and romance lovers. You won’t put it down. A must read.

Nov 6, 2017

Fallen ( Fallen,#1)

lauren kate.

Publisher  Delacorte Press.
Publication Date: December 8,2009.
Genre: YA Fantasy|Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|452.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart.

Get ready to fall . . .


What a beautiful story.

You know by now that I love any books, that has to do with Angels. Besides Vampires, those are my favorite type of Paranormal stories. I have read few books through years about Angels. I heard, I read about Fallen angels, and who hasn’t? I haven’t read anything like what I read in FALLEN , an unique spin on angels, on a love story. I didn’t like how Daniel treated Luce in beginning, he gave me a bad vibe. Like Luce, I was confused why one minute he was sweet to her, and the next giving her the cold shoulder. I wondered if he had something against Luce, or if he was jealous of Cam since he seemed to be giving her so much attention. Once I found out reason behind Daniel’s odd behavior, and it all made sense. I can’t say that I don’t blame him. I am not sure how he kept going through it for as long as he had. If that’s not real love, then I don’t know what is.

Daniel and Luce had connection, even before I found out about their history. There was something between them. I saw how Daniel couldn’t seem to stay away from her, the two of them always ended up with each other. I did wonder why he kept on putting off kissing her, I knew that he wanted to, what was stopping him. I can’t imagine how relieved he might been when he finally gave in, and Luce was still there. Of course now Luce in danger. I think it’s romantic that the two of them always end up finding their way to one another, falling for each other every single time. I am Team Daniel all the way, even though I like Cam, or at least I liked at beginning. I know he was bit pushy, but at same time I thought it was sweet all attention her gave to Luce. I know that Cam cares about Luce, he might not love her like Daniel does but I know he cares, otherwise why would he agree on truce with him, in order to protect her? I know that there something there, even if neither of them would admit. Cam and Luce care for one another, or it could be just me.

My favorite from Luce friends was Penn, she helped her through so much. Penn always seemed to be there when Luce needed someone. I’m sad that things ended way they did for her. Mrs. Sophia, wow. Even I did not see that coming, I would never guessed that she wouldn’t be on their side, not the way she always acted around Luce, and Penn. I believe that there was a part of me that refused to accept that she is evil, I think I still am. Nobody saw it coming, not even Daniel who trusted her and why he sent her off with her. I can’t imagine how guilty he must felt. FALLEN was filled with so much suspense, each page had you craving for more. As you reach the end you will want to dive into next book right away. I was blown away by this book. I have read LAUREN KATE Teardrop Series and now I am in love with her writing even more. I am eager to dive into rest of the series.

Nov 2, 2017

The Evolution Of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2)

the evolution of mara dyer.
Mara Dyer,#2
Michelle hodkin.

Publisher  Simon & Schuster.
Publication Date: October 23,2012
Genre: YA Fantasy|Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|545
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


The truth about Mara Dyer's dangerous and mysterious abilities continues to unravel in the New York Times bestselling sequel to the thrilling The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past. She can't. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren't.

She couldn't imagine that after everything she's been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She's wrong. In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next? 


How did I not read this series before now? I thought THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER was amazing. Now, that I read THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER I think that I’m even more in love with the series, the characters than I was in the first book. This series has a way to suck you into the story, to the point that it’s almost impossible to pull away. Even if you put the book away, you will find yourself thinking about the story, about Mara and wondering what is going to happen to her next. Top of it, that cliff Inger and what it did to my emotions. Unfortunately, I did not have the next book in series, so I have to wait, and that is worst feeling, I need to see what happens, how it all ends. There was not a single page that did not capture my attention, if anything with all the cliffhangers, it kept on wanting to read more.

I love Noah and I love how protective he is over Mara, he’s the type of boyfriend that every girl dreamed of. Plus, fact that Mara’s parents seem to love him and actually let him stay over, that’s another plus. However, I had that feeling that there is something that he is hiding from Mara, but just Mara I couldn’t quite figure out what it was. I know that he loved her, I could tell the way he was around her, always there for her when she needed him. I think he was one of people who actually believed her about Jude, that he was still alive. That’s another thing that I wondered, how did he make out of there? After what happened when Jude kidnapped Mara, I started to wonder if it was possible that Jude was the one who ended up killing everyone and not Mara? It just a thought I had after what happened the night that he kidnapped her.

This is type of series that I wished I picked up, when I first found out about it. It’s also type of series that I know that I will end up re-reading multiple times in future. That ending thought. There is part of me that refuses, just like Mara that it’s happening. At same time, it’s not surprise since bad luck seems to follow Mara everywhere lately. I know that this will change things. I anxious to see what’s going to happen next, how all of this will end for Mara.

A magical, thrilling, heartbreaking story that will stay with you.


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