May 19, 2018

Royals(Royals,#1)

☆☆☆
royals.
Royals #1
 rachel hawkins.

Publisher  G.P Putnman's Sons Books.
Publication Date: May1,2018.
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|296.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.












CONTAINS SPOILERS



Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.



While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself. 



 






I love books that deal with royalty. These types of books had always captivated me. When I found out that RACHEL HAWKINS wrote a book that deals with royalty, I was excited, I love her writing, I loved her Hex Hall series. ROYALS is different from the books I read and in a good way. It was amazing. This book, the story was the type of book that I love. I enjoyed that ROYALS had a humor added to it, and it made it much more interesting to read. There were some parts where I couldn’t help but smile and laugh. Once I started the book, I kept on reading it until I realized that hours have passed since I started. I wasn’t that surprised because I know what amazing writer RACHEL HAWKINS is and it reminded me why I love her. It been few years since I read book by her and not I feel as if I need to read more of her books. I know that ROYALS just came out, and yet I want the 2nd book already, I want to see what is coming next.



I wasn’t sure if I liked Miles, not at first. I think he’s one of those characters that’s not likable at first due to how he acted, how he treated Daisy. It wasn’t long until you learn to love him. That’s how it was for me, kind of like Daisy. I don’t think she planned on it, I don’t think she wanted to like him, maybe because of how they met, how he treated her at first. I could tell when she started to get attracted to him, and I saw that for the longest time she tried to deny it. I don’t think it helped when Queen ordered her to pretend to date him. I have a feeling that Miles might liked her before than, and one of reasons that he agreed. All through the book, I kept rooting for them, I wanted for them to realize that they should be together. It’s too bad that they didn’t up until Daisy were headed back to Florida. My heart broke along with Daisy’s. The ending, of course that had me smiling. I didn’t expect it and that was one of the best surprises. Despite fact that I know there are together, I am kind of curious what happens with them next, if they will last together.



I didn’t like how Ellie treated her when she first arrived. I understand that she was under a lot pressure, being engaged to prince. I was glad to see that she eventually realized too, and I was smiling at the sister bonding moment that two of them eventually had. I feel like some of tension that both of them might had, drained away. There is part of me, that hopes that 2nd book is about Alex and Ellie, I kind of like to learn more about Alex, he seems like the type of boyfriend that any girl dreams of. I would love learn more about their relationships as well. In general, I think I am just curious about the two of them. There wasn’t anything that I didn’t enjoy in ROYALS and I am excited to see what happens next. RACHEL HAWKINS did it again, created another beautiful, magical story. You will fall in love.

Our Song.

☆☆☆
our song.
 jordanna fraiberg.

Publisher  Razorbill.
Publication Date: May2,2013.
Genre:YA  Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|352.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.













 CONTAINS SPOILERS


Olive Bell has spent her entire life in the beautiful suburb of Vista Valley, with a picture-perfect home, a loving family, and a seemingly perfect boyfriend. But after a near-fatal car accident, she’s haunted by a broken heart and a melody that she cannot place.



Then Olive meets Nick. He’s dark, handsome, mysterious . . . and Olive feels connected to him in a way she can’t explain. Is there such a thing as fate? The two embark on a whirlwind romance—until Nick makes a troubling confession.



Heartbroken, Olive pieces together what really happened the night of her accident and arrives at a startling revelation. Only by facing the truth can she uncover the mystery behind the song and the power of what it means to love someone. 


 






A beautiful, heartbreaking, captivating love story. You will fall in love.



Have you ever had a book on your to read list, one that you wished you read sooner? That’s how I feel about OUR SONG and isn’t title captivating? You can’t help and be curious about it. I had OUR SONG on my to read list for a while. Now that I read the book, I wish that I picked it up sooner than I have. I think that I might fallen in love with story only within few pages in. The first chapter sucks you in story. From first page, I couldn’t help but wonder, How did it happen? Why does she keep hearing that song? In a way that makes story more mysterious because like Olive you keep wondering why she keeps hearing the song. I didn’t want to pull away from the book, and I believe that if it wasn’t for work, I might not have. There were couple nights on weekend where I stayed up later, so I could see what happens. Once I finished OUR SONG I couldn’t stop thinking about it. OUR SONG is a story that you won’t be able to forget.



I tried to like him, I truly did but I couldn’t. Derek, I agree with Olive’s best friend, Annie that he is not good enough for her. By way he treated her after accident, pretending that she didn’t exist. Which had me wondering what their fight was about that night, I knew that it must been a big fight if she ended up taking his car. Once the truth came out and she remembered, I disliked Derek even more. I am glad that she ended it. I felt like he became more controlling once they got back together. Now, Nick is just what Olive needed, to move away from her ex-boyfriend, Derek. I could tell that two of them shared a bond not long after meeting. For first time since the accident, Olive seemed happy. My heart broke for Olive when Nick confessed the truth, and there was part of me that wish he didn’t. I do understand why he did. I hoped that Olive would find it in her heart to forgive him. I loved the ending, it was like a fairytale. I was glad that both of them got their happily after.



This was first book I read by JORDANNA FRAIBERG and now that I have read her book, I am curious what other books she holds in store for us. I can’t wait to check them out. OUR SONG was a touching story that I still find myself about. I have feeling that this will be a story that I will be re-reading in the future. A must read.

May 13, 2018

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda(CreekWood,#1)

☆☆☆
simon vs the homo sapiens agenda.
Creekwood, #1
 becky albertalli.

Publisher  Balzer+Bray.
Publication Date: April 7,2015.
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|303.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.










Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.



With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met. 



 





Why haven’t I read this book sooner? It was so adorable, and I couldn’t help but fall in love with story and the characters, especially Simon and Blue. The two of them were so adorable whenever they were talking to each other. I also happen to think that Blue is a cool name, even if it was a fake one. I heard about SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA for a while, and even more after the move Love, Simon came out. There were a lot of good reviews about this book and I couldn’t help but be curious about the book and finally got a copy from library. Now that I read it, I wished that I picked up sooner, there wasn’t a single thing that I didn’t enjoy about this novel. One of reasons that I read it in such short time, I couldn’t put it down, I didn’t want to. I can tell that SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA is going be one of those novels that I won’t forget, and I am sure I will end up re-reading it in the future.



Simon & Blue: I loved the two of them. I could just by their emails that they exchanged how much they cared for one another. Like Simon, I did wonder who Blue was and why he didn’t want meet, or at least exchange phone numbers. I feel like Simon told Blue more things that he told his friends, but I understand why he did. The two of them connected in a way, and they could talk about it without being judged. I have read few LGTB books throught the years and I think that SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA is my favorite. Maybe it’s the way that it was written, the storyline in general. I couldn’t get enough of it, I couldn’t get enough of Blue and Simon, and there was a part of me that didn’t want for book the end, I didn’t want to say goodbye. All this time that I read the emails that Blue and Simon exchanged I never imagined that Bram could been Blue. I should guessed it, by way that Bram would look at Simon at times, watching him. I guess like Simon I didn’t put it together. I was glad that Simon finally found someone that made him happy and that he could be himself around. It was clear how in love with each other they were. I was glad he got his happy ending.



I try to not dislike characters, but there was one I had mixed feeling about, Martin. I didn’t like how he tried to blackmail Simon, just because he liked Abby. I had mixed feelings about him because once I got to know him, he seemed like a decent guy, funny. I think that even Simon started to like him. Until he posted that post, just because he was angry and jealous. That doesn’t make it okay. Despite that, he seemed to realize his mistake. I wasn’t sure he did until that email. It made me wonder if Simon would ever forgive him. I think they were on way on becoming friends until he messed it up. Now that I read the book, I am eager to see the movie, I am curious if movie is as good as the book. I think that this book deserves more than five stars. A story that is worth checking out.



A beautiful, inspiring story.

May 8, 2018

Love And Other Train Wrecks.

☆☆☆
love and other train wrecks.
 leah konen.

Publisher  Katherine Tegen.
Publication Date: January 2,2018.
Genre:YA  Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|368.. 
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.










CONTAINS SPOILERS



A twenty-four-hour romance about two teens who meet—and perhaps change their minds about love—on a train ride to Upstate New York in the middle of a snowstorm



One train ride. Two strangers.



Noah is a hopeless romantic. He’s heading back home for one last chance with his first love, whom he broke up with when he went off to college.



Ammy doesn’t believe in true love—her parents being prime examples. She’s escaping from a mom who can’t take care of her to a dad who may not even want her. That is, until one winter night when Noah and Ammy find themselves in the same Amtrak car heading to Upstate New York.



After a train-wreck first encounter between the two of them, the Amtrak train suddenly breaks down due to a snowstorm. Desperate to make it to their destinations, Noah and Ammy have no other option but to travel together. What starts off as a minor detour turns into the whirlwind journey of a lifetime, and over the course of the night they fall in love. But come morning their adventure takes an unexpected turn for the worst. Can one night can really change how they feel about love...and the course of their lives forever? 

 


 It didn’t take me long to fall in love with this story. I believe that it only took me few pages and I was hooked, to the story, the characters. I love that LOVE AND OTHER TRAIN WRECKS took time within 24 hours. It makes you realize as a reader how much can happen, how much can change in 24 hours. I think because of everything that happened and what Noah and Ammy had to face to get where they needed to be. Just when I didn’t think that anything could go wrong, get worse. I was proven wrong. Every page had me craving for more story, had me wondering what they would face next. Few times during their adventure, I wondered if Noah and Ammy would actually make it to their destinations. And once they did, what would happen to them? LOVE AND OTHER TRAIN WRECKS is a type of story that had you wondering what will happen, how will the end until you find yourself at the end of the novel.



Noah and Ammy’s realthionship was a bit different that a realthionship you read about. First of all, they started out as strangers that met on train. Strangers who the only reason they ended up going on their adventure together was because train breaks down, and who needed make it to their destination. I was surprised that she even agreed to go with him, a stranger. I know that if I were in her position, I would been more hestitant that she had been. I believe that had do with fact that she was in hurry, and had to get to her destination by a certain time. I am sure if she knew what was to come after, she would stayed on that train instead. I think that Ammy wasn’t too fond of him at first, especially after he took in wrong direction. I am actually surprised she decided to stick with him after that, but I guess she didn’t have any other choice. I didn’t think that two of them would actually develop feelings for one another, considering how Noah went to get his ex girlfriend back. It didn’t take long for me to see how they felt for one another. Just the way they started to act around each other. I hoped that the two of them could find a way to be with each other, even after that sudden twist that even I didn’t see coming.



Rina, I never put two and two together. That is one twist that even I did not see coming. I think that what made this book even more interesting. Fact that Kat is the ex girlfriend, who is related to Ammy. I feel as if I was in shock just like Ammy was once she found out. Once that was out, the feelings that they had for each other went out window, because neither of them wanted to hurt Kat. It put both of them in awkward situation. I am sure that Kat wouldn’t be happy about, considering how Noah broke her heart and I feel that what it stopped both of them. There was part of me that also hoped that Kat would understand, and that Ammy would actually tell her. Out of all people that Ammy had to run into, of course it had to be Kat’s ex. Of course it wasn’t her fault, Kat refused to talk about him, so she didn’t even know it was her ex. I think everything would turned out differently if she did. I loved everything about this book. I did not want to put it down and once I reached the end, I wanted to pick it up again. LOVE AND OTHER TRAIN WRECKS is a first book that I read by LEAH KONEN and now that I have read one, I need to read more.



A beautiful, heart aching, spectacular love story.

May 5, 2018

The Chaos Of Standing Still.

☆☆☆
the chaos of standing still.
 jessica brody.

Publisher  Simon Pulse.
Publication Date: November 28,2017.
Genre:YA  Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|406. 
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.










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Ryn has one unread text message on her phone. And it’s been there for almost a year.



She hasn’t tried to read it. She can’t. She won’t. Because that one message is the last thing her best friend ever said to her before she died.



But as Ryn finds herself trapped in the Denver International Airport on New Year’s Eve thanks to a never-ending blizzard on the one-year anniversary of her best friend’s death, fate literally runs into her.



And his name is Xander.



When the two accidentally swap phones, Ryn and Xander are thrust into the chaos of an unforgettable all-night adventure, filled with charming and mysterious strangers, a secret New Year’s Eve bash, and a possible Illuminati conspiracy hidden within the Denver airport. But as the bizarre night continues, all Ryn can think about is that one unread text message. It follows her wherever she goes, because Ryn can’t get her brialliantly wild and free-spirited best friend out of her head.



Ryn can’t move on.



But tonight, for the first time ever, she’s trying. And maybe that’s a start. 


 







This book… so many emotions. A heart aching story about grief, learning to let go and friendship. I couldn’t get enough of Ryn’s story. I have read stories about grief before, but for some reason to me it felt THE CHAOS OF STANDING STILL is the most emotional, heartbreaking one that I have read in a while. I couldn’t pull away, I wanted to see what would happen, I wanted to see if Ryn would be able to start moving on after her best friend’s death. I wanted to know if anything would happen between her and Xander, if Ryn would finally let other in. Most of all, I needed to know if she would read that one unread message that Lottie sent her, the last text message. I can’t even imagine losing my best friend, the way that Ryn lost Lottie, I think I would handle it worse than Ryn did. Considiring what she saw when she found out that Lottie has been in accidient. My heart broke for her. That was one of scenes in the book that had me tearing up. Poor Ryn. Poor Lottie, for her life to end so early. I felt as if I could actually feel Ryn’s grief, her anger and her anxiety over it. I felt as I got to know a lot about her, just through her emotions which were so beautifully written, with a lot emotion. An emotion that you can’t help but feel while you are reading the book.



I love name Ryn, it’s unlike any name that I came across before, same goes with Lottie. At first I was wondering why Ryn was hearing her best friend voice after her death, talking to her. As I read THE CHAOS OF STANDING STILL it started to make sense, it’s because Ryn wasn’t ready, to let go, to move on past it. Honestly I don’t think that she move complexly past it, but at least she can learn to expect it and let it go. I feel I could relate to Ryn in a way. 2 years ago, I lost one of my best friends, he was 27. Not same way that Ryn did, but I remember how hard it was, and sometimes it still is. I remember feeling similar emotions that she was feeling. So in a way, I know how it feels to lose someone close to you. If Ryn wasn’t a fictional character, I would give her a big hug. Lottie was a great friend to her and I know it take a long time where the pain gets a bit easier.




Xander, I was happy that Ryn came across him. I think she needed someone like him in her life. For while I wondered if she would tell him about Lottie. I loved how supportive he was, and no matter how many times she pushed him away, in the end he was always there for her. I think there were times that he made her forget, for little while about what was going on in her life. I know she would deny it, at least at first but he made her happy, made her laugh which I feel she haven’t done since Lottie’s death. He made her time being stranded in airport during a snowstorm, more bearable. Xander is the type of guy that I would love to meet. The ending both made me happy and sad. Happy because Ryn finally accepted her feelings for him, sad because they were saying goodbye. I couldn’t help and wonder if maybe they would reunite again one day. I hope they do. But then I know that Xander is type of guy that is hard to forget.



THE CHAOS OF STANDING STILL is a 2nd book that I read by JESSICA BRODY and I am aleready in love with her character, her writing. Brody has a way to suck you into story from the first story. A story that you will find yourself thinking about, I still am. I am eager to see what other stories she has in store for us, I can’t wait to explore them. THE CHAOS OF STANDING STILL is magical that you will fall in love with instantly.


Apr 29, 2018

Thornhill(Hemlock,#2)

☆☆☆
thornhill.
Hemlock, #2
 kathleen peacock.

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










CONTAINS SPOILERS




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.











 CONTAINS SPOILERS


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.











 CONTAINS SPOILERS


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.


 

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