Apr 29, 2018


Hemlock, #2
 kathleen peacock.

Publisher  Katherine Tegen Books.
Publication Date: September 10,2013.
Genre:YA|Fantasy| Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|368.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Mac can’t lose another friend. Even if he doesn’t want to be found.

The ripple effect caused by Mac’s best friend Amy’s murder has driven Mac’s new love, Kyle, to leave Hemlock and disappear from her life forever. But Mac knows that Kyle plans to enroll in a rehabilitation camp, where he can live with other werewolves. She refuses to accept his decision, especially since the camps are rumored to be tortuous. So she sets out in search of Kyle with a barely sober Jason—and Amy’s all-seeing ghost—in tow.

Clues lead Mac to find Kyle in a werewolf den in Colorado—but their reunion is cut short by a Tracker raid. Now Mac and Kyle are trapped inside the electric fences of Thornhill, a camp for young werewolves. As she devises an escape plan, Mac uncovers dangerous secrets buried within the walls of Thornhill—and realizes that the risk to the people she loves is greater than ever before.


Now I remember why I feel in love with this series. It’s breathtaking, addictive and filled with anticipation. I have read HEMLOCK back in 2013 and never got around to reading the other two books in series. I ended up re-reading so I can read the next two books in the series. From moment that I started THORNHILL I couldn’t pull myself away from the story. I loved HEMLOCK but I fell in love with series more once I started the 2nd book. I am not sure if it was me, but to me I felt that there were a lot more going on in THORNHILL more action and more mystery surrounded the story. There wasn’t a moment through the book where you didn’t find yourself wondering what was going to happen, if they were going to be able to escape from Thornhill. Every page, every chapter had you on edge of seat. There were few times that I had trouble putting down the book, I wanted to see what would happen next. At times, one more chapter turned to four hours of reading.

Kyle and Mac, I loved the two of them in the first book and that haven’t changed now. I just wished that he wouldn’t push her away even if I understand why he does. I am aware that Kyle is trying to protect Mac, but from what I read I know that Mac is type of person that can take care of herself. It’s impossible not to see how in love she is with Kyle. He left, but that didn’t stop her from coming after with him. Mac even went as far as to swap blood samples once at Thornhill, just so she wouldn’t leave Kyle behind. It’s hard not to like Mac, she’s strong, she’s determined. I loved how no matter what obstacles she and her friends had to overcome, she was determined to rescue Serena, to get everyone out of Thornhill out. Not once did she give up. Mac is type of person that I would love to have as friend. A devoted friend.

I think that Mac’s father, Hank surprised me most of all. He was the last person that I though would come to her rescue, again. That got me to think that maybe he cared for her more than Mac realized. I think that at some point she came to that realization too, even if she didn’t trust him completely. I do believe that she started to care for him more than she was willing to admit. I am glad that she has him, even if I know that their relationship will never be like normal daughter, father relationship. I am glad that she has him, to look out for him when Tess can’t. Plus him being infected, there is bigger chance he be able protect her. I am curious to see if their realthionship will progress or not, if Mac would ever be able to forgive him.

Serena, besides Mac and Kyle, she has became one of my favorite characters. I felt horrible what she had go through. I can’t imagine that she would ever be the same again. I don’t think I could gone through what she died without having a breakdown. I just hope that she will be okay afterwards and there won’t be any side effects. There isn’t anything that I didn’t like about this book. It was astonishing, magical. I can’t wait to see what happens next. A book that deserves more than five stars.

Apr 22, 2018

The Last Girl On Earth.

the last girl on earth.
 Alexandra Blogier.

Publisher  Delacorte Press.
Publication Date: January 23,2018.
Genre:YA Science Fiction|Romance
Format|Pages: Hardcover|246.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Raised among them.>

Li has a father and a sister who love her. A best friend, Mirabae, to share things with. She goes to school and hangs out at the beach and carefully follows the rules. She has to. Everyone she knows--her family, her teachers, her friends--is an alien. And she is the only human left on Earth.

A secret that could end her life.

The Abdoloreans hijacked the planet sixteen years ago, destroying all human life. Li's human-sympathizer father took her in as a baby and has trained her to pass as one of them. The Abdoloreans appear human. But they don't think with human minds or feel with human hearts. And they have special abilities no human could ever have.

Fit in or die.

When Li meets Ryn, she's swept up in a relationship that could have disastrous consequences. How far will Li go to stay alive? Will she save herself--and in turn, the human race--or will she be the final witness to humanity's destruction? 


Aliens. Human raised among aliens. How can you not be curious about story like that? Cover, and especially the title, THE LAST GIRL ON EARTH I think that just the title itself will make any reader curious about the story. How can it not? You can’t help but wonder why she is the last girl on earth? If he secret would get discovered at one point. It made sense while her father was so strict, and trained her so hard. He didn’t want her to be discovered, he knew what would happen if she was. She would end up killed. He proved to be right, considering what happened towards the end of the book when Braxon found who she was, that she was human. I knew there was something not right about him, besides fact how he hurt Zo. Yet, at the same time I didn’t even think about how violent he could get, to get what he wanted. I am actually glad that Zo got out of that relationship when she did.

I loved the relationship that Zo and Li had, a relationship that went beyond family, they were best of friends. I loved fact that Zo didn’t care that Li was human, she loved her for who she was. They had their fights and their arguments, but in the end they were always there for each other. They wanted to protect one another. The ending when Li was leaving, my heart broke for Zo when she told her to not leave. I cried. There is a part of me that is hoping where Li can come back one day in future, where the two of them can re connect. I adored the bond that the two of them had. Poor Zo. My heart is broken for her. First Braxon betrays her and then her sister leaves. I hope she will find some happiness.

Ryn, You can’t help but love him. I loved fact that she was human didn’t scare him and didn’t change how he felt about her. I did feel like their relationship moved a bit too fast. They meet and before you knew it, they were in love. Despite that, it was cute. I loved how they cared about each other and it made me smile, to see Li happy. I knew he loved her, especially when he told her that he was coming with her when she told him that she was leaving. I did still wonder what would happen after, would the two of them remain together? Would they stay there or would they end up coming back one day? I feel like the ending leaves you handing with more questions, and makes you wonder if there could be more to a story after.

THE LAST GIRL ON EARTH is a fantasy story about family, first love and choices. A beautiful, heartbreaking, astonishing debut novel.

Apr 10, 2018

Let's Talk About Love.

let's talk about love.
 claire kann.

Publisher  Swoon Reads.
Publication Date: January 23,2018.
Genre:YA  Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|304.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Alice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting--working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual). Alice is done with dating--no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done.

But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!).

When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn, and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood. 


How have I not read this book earlier? It was… spectacular. I have read few books that were published by Swoon Reads . One of my friends published her debut book through them. There hasn’t been a single title from there that I didn’t enjoy. LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE wasn’t any different. I don’t think there was anything that I didn’t like. It was different from what I read before, at least the subject. Asexual is not something I heard about, not prior to reading Alice’s story in LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE I even ended up looking up because I wasn’t sure what it was, and were curious about it. I felt as I learned something new by reading the book. I could feel Alice emotions, her frustration. Especially since Asexual is something that not everyone understands, like Alice’s ex girlfriend. LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE was beautifully written, descrptions and emotions were so vivid, that even if I wanted to, I wouldn’t be able to pull myself away from the story. Some days I couldn’t.

I have heard, and seen on Goodreads others talking about the book. Now I see why. I liked Alice from beginning, it was hard not to. I hated how her girlfriend treated her, and to me it felt that all she cared about was sex. I think it was a good thing that she broke up with her, it wouldn’t lasted. And if they didn’t break up, she might never got as close as she did to Takumi. Don’t you just love that name? It’s so unique, I am not even sure if I can say it right or now. I have never heard name like his and I think that’s what made him so unique. From beginning it was obvious how Alice felt about Takumi, based by how she acted around him, she could barely talk to him at first. Of course she tried to deny it at first, but I feel like it was obvious to anyone how she felt about him. I feel that even Takumi even was aware of her feelings for him, just by the way that she acted when the two of them together. It didn’t take them long to become close. I did wonder if Alice would end up telling him that she was asexual, and if anything between the two of them would change if she did. I rooted from them from moment they met to the time their feelings grew. I found myself hoping that it would all work out in end, that Alice’s orientation wouldn’t change that.

I loved the relationship that Alice had with Ryan, Feenie I was not always sure about. I didn’t like how she treated her when she got jealous. But in way I guess I could understand, she used to come with things, and then the guy appears that she goes running to instead. I do feel like she could reacted to it differently, not as harshly. Despite the slight conflict in their friendship, in the end they were still there for each other, they found a way to move past it. I am glad that Alice at least had Ryan while her and Feenie had a slight drama going on. Someone that Alice could talk to. A part of them didn’t want to reach the end of the book, because I knew it would be the end. I couldn’t help but wonder what happened to everyone after, especially with Alice and Takumi and if Ryan and Feenie got married, and were happy. After reading LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE you form an attachment to the characters, and you can’t help but wonder what happens with them next. I have a feeling that this will be one of those books that I will end up re-reading in the future. It was everything that I love about Young Adult Contemporary books.

A lovely, magical debut novel by CLAIRE KANN and it’s making me curious what she has in store for us next.

Apr 7, 2018

The Notebook.

the notebook.
 nicholas sparks.

Publisher  Grand Central Publishing.
Publication Date: October 1,1996.
Genre:Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|214
 Source:  Goodreads|Owned.


A man with a faded, well-worn notebook open in his lap. A woman experiencing a morning ritual she doesn't understand. Until he begins to read to her. An achingly tender story about the enduring power of love.

A man with a faded, well-worn notebook open in his lap. A woman experiencing a morning ritual she doesn't understand. Until he begins to read to her. The Notebook is an achingly tender story about the enduring power of love, a story of miracles that will stay with you forever.

Set amid the austere beauty of coastal North Carolina in 1946, The Notebook begins with the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner returned home from World War II. Noah, thirty-one, is restoring a plantation home to its former glory, and he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met fourteen years earlier, a girl he loved like no other. Unable to find her, yet unwilling to forget the summer they spent together, Noah is content to live with only memories...until she unexpectedly returns to his town to see him once again.

Allie Nelson, twenty-nine, is now engaged to another man, but realizes that the original passion she felt for Noah has not dimmed with the passage of time. Still, the obstacles that once ended their previous relationship remain, and the gulf between their worlds is too vast to ignore. With her impending marriage only weeks away, Allie is forced to confront her hopes and dreams for the future, a future that only she can shape. 


No matter how many times I read this story, I fall in love with Allie and Noah’s story every time. To me, THE NOTEBOOK is one of most romantic, beautiful love stories. Of course NICHOLAS SPARKS has a way to suck you into the story and I feel that no matter what type of story that he writes, you end up falling in love with it. At least that how it has been for me. Last time that I read THE NOTEBOOK have been years, I believe that I was still in high school. I saw the movie before I read the book. I tend to love book more that movie, in this case I loved them both. They were different but in good way. Reminds me why NICHOLAS SPARKS has been my favorite author for years. After re-reading THE NOTEBOOK I can tell how much his writing has changed through years, and that doesn’t change how much I love his writing. I am not sure how he does it, but he seems to find a way to get you fall in love with story after only few pages. THE NOTEBOOK wasn’t any different, I was hooked from the first page until last and afterwards I wanted to re -read it again.

I felt bad for Allie’s fiancĂ©e, I knew that he loved her even if Noah wasn’t sure he did. Considering how he reacted to news, I knew that he had. I couldn’t even imagine what he was going through, what he was feeling when Allie told him that she was staying. Even though that was what I hoped would happen. I wanted for Noah and Allie find their way back to one another. From a moment that Allie returned, and her and Noah reunited, I could see the love, the desire and the connection between the two of them. It’s impossible to not see, that after all these years, the two of them still loved each other. I feel as if it never stopped, that even though Allie loved Lon in her own way, that love wasn’t the love that she felt for Noah. Reading it, I could actually find myself the emotions that were going through them. Happiness, confusion, love and hope. The love between the two of them, that is what true love should be like. The scenes between Noah and Allie, it had me smiling. I wanted for Allie to choose Noah. He’s the one that Allie belonged with.

The descriptions, the emotions were beautiful in this story. I could feel, imagine everything while I read the book. I felt inspired afterwards. THE NOTEBOOK is a beautiful, heartbreaking, thrilling story about first love and second chances. You can’t help but fall in love with it. I know for fact that NICHOLAS SPARKS will be my favorite romance writer for years to come. I can’t wait to see what other books he writes in future. I am always looking forward to his new stories.


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