Review : Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

One day Carver Briggs had it all–three best friends, a supportive family and a reputation as a talented writer at his high school, Nashville Academy for the Arts. The next day it all crashed and burned, literally, after he wrote them out of existence with an inane text sent to his friend Mars–the last words his friends ever see. Carver can”t stop blaming himself for the fatal crash and he”s not the only one. Eli”s twin sister is trying to freeze him out of school with her death-ray stare. Even worse, Mars”s father, a powerful judge, pressures the district attorney to open a criminal investigation into Carver”s actions. But Carver has some unexpected allies: Eli”s girlfriend, who is the only person to stand by him at school, and Blake”s grandmother, who asks Carver to spend a Goodbye Day with her–having him stand in as Blake for one last day doing all their favorite things so they can share memories and say a proper goodbye. 
Soon Eli and Mars”s families are asking for a Goodbye Day with Carver–but he”s unsure of their motives. Will they all be able to make peace with their losses, or will these Goodbye Days bring Carver one step closer to prison or a complete breakdown?

After reading a book like this one, i just feel so freaking grateful for being a bookworm because wow. Just wow. Sometimes, a story will hit you in the face with emotions and depth and Goodbye Days was one of those for me. What a crazy ride. This one is sad. So, so, so sad. I stopped counting the number of times i wanted to hug Carver. I can’t even start to imagine what it would be like to be in his situation. He’s so strong and so relatable. I loved him. I just want him to be okay. The story was incredibly well done. I cried. I felt for the characters, i was stuck into this story from the start. I have to say the “romance” part was meh for me. i didn’t enjoy those moments and i dislike how Carver reacted too. The ending did left me wanting more, i truly want to know how everybody is doing now. 

I have a lot of love for this story. It’s a good one, full of emotions and heartbreaks. It’s also the type of story that will make you think about many things. Friendship, family, death and life. 

Goodbye Days : 4.5/5

Sarah plays LITTLE NIGHTMARES

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Played on Xbox One

It’s been a while since i had that much fun playing a game. I mean, i always love my horror games, but they are usually intense and stressful. This one had that element too, but in i think in a very different way, it was such an interesting game, Very creepy I mean, those evil characters were absolutely horrifying. I love them all. I think they all made great vilains. They were terrifying in the best way possible.  The whole game was just fantastic. The visual was really pleasing, it’s a style i just adore. The story itself is not much explained, there’s no dialogue, you kinda have to guess what’s going on with what you are seeing, that was no problem for me. I was hoping for a little more info once i got to the ending, but i didn’t. It left me wanting more, but i still like how it ended.  I loved our charater, Six, we know nothing about her (him?) and she was very fun to play. She was adorable.

I guess you guys can see i loved that game, i loved every part of it. Played it in one sitting, wanting so much more once it was over. Little Nightmares is a great game, a new favorite for me. I can only recommend it.  

LITTLE NIGHTMARES :  5/5

Dominion (The Enertia #4) by J. Kowallis: Review + playlist 

“With Reggie’s death, Nate and the others are forced to continue on in their attempt to defeat Roman with the help of The Rising—a rebellion movement thriving in the bowels of Public Two. New faces and mysterious secrets—hidden technology, lies, and darkness—from within The Rising shake the balance of their trust. When an unimaginable encounter infiltrates the rebellion, true identities are revealed and loyalties torn apart. In the end, there’s only one target that matters: Roman—and they’ll do anything to stop him from claiming dominion. “
Writing this review is harder than i expected. It’s hard because one, this series is perfect to me. I love everything about it. The story is entertaining, impossible to put it down. All i wanted to do is keep on reading. There’s so many twists and omg moments, some i never saw coming. Dominion was a hit in the face, all the feels, all the love. The ending was incredible, the end of the series is always a scary part for me because a bad one can really destroy the whole thing, but in this case, the ending was the only one i could wish for. Really satisfied with it. The writing is, as always, wonderful. I was drinking every words, every sentences, every pages. I’m a fan and i will read everything she writes. 

The second reason why writing this post is so hard is because it’s the end. I have adored this series and those characters for a couple years now and i can’t believe i have to say bye. Books can really hurt you in the best possible way.

Thanks for this incredible adventure.

Dominon : 4.5/5

I also get to share something special with you guys today, and it is the playlist that inspired the writing of this book. I have to say i absolutely loveeeee it. Her music taste is A+

1. Wayfaring Stranger – Jamie Woon

2. Up in Flames – Ruelle

3. Back From The Dead – Skylar Grey

4. Take it All – Ruelle

5. If I Had a Heart Fever – Ray

6. Cut The Rope – Charlotte OC

7. Dear God –  Lawless

8. Hold on for Your Life – Sam Tinnesz

9. Game of Survival – Ruelle

10. Diminuendo – Lawless

11. Will I Fall – Zayde Wolf

12. Descent – Lawless

13. Ready Set Let’s Go – Sam Tinnesz

14. Who We Are – Tristan Prettyman

Find the playlist on Spotify here : X

The One after a year.

Dear Monday,

I’ve been writing to you for one year now. How crazy is that? One year of letters. One year of ups and downs and monsters in my head. Thank you for listening. You’ve been very helpful. Writing those post always felt good when my mind was dark. Getting things out of my head, thing i don’t always say out loud helped me more then expected. We talked about thd bad days, the good ones, the sleepless nights and my fears. Sometimes it was random, sometimes it was deap, sometimes i had nothing to say for week, but i always came back to you.

And to all of you who read those letters, liked them and commented, thank you. You make me feel a little bit less alone. One of the many, many reasons why i love being a blogger. 

Yours truly,

Sarah.

Review : Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours–the entire scope of the novel–she keeps on running.
Suddenly, mother and son are as trapped as the animals. Joan’s intimate knowledge of this place that filled early motherhood with happy diversions–the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines–is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger.


This book comes out July 25th 2017

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book was just one big crazy ride. If i didn’t have to stop for being an actual adult, i would’ve been reading it in one sitting. The story is disturbing. especially in a world like the one we live in, where shootings seems to happen everyday. It’s heart breaking to see a mom just wanting to protect her child with everything she has. Scary to have chapters set in the shooters mind. Don’t pick up this book expecting an action pack thriller, it’s not that. it’s a more quiet type of story. It’s dark, it’s heavy, it’s a psychological horror that could be taken out of the news. The ending leaves us not knowing much, i kind of like it to be honest, but i can easily see why other would not. The writing was beautiful. I liked seeing Joan thoughts as the day goes by, from lovely memories to horrible possibilities, you can see horror unfold in her head. She’s a smart main character, she use her head when other panic. It was really interesting to see the mother/som relationship put in such a tense situation, seeing both character react in their owm way. Lincoln is adorable. So lovable and just a great kid. Even in this situation he managed to make me smiled. 

Fierce Kingdom : 4/5

Review : Re:Zero (Vol. 1@2) by Tappei Nagatsuki

Subaru Natsuki was just trying to get to the convenience store but wound up summoned to another world. He encounters the usual things–life-threatening situations, silver haired beauties, cat fairies–you know, normal stuff. All that would be bad enough, but he’s also gained the most inconvenient magical ability of all–time travel, but he’s got to die to use it. How do you repay someone who saved your life when all you can do is die?


Quick little post to talk about the first two volumes of this series. I know the anime is a very popular one, but i was never really drawn to it. My best friend loves it, so when she bought this babies, i decided to finally check out what all the hype was about. I enjoyed it. I think this was a fun beginning. Alot more gore than i expected, which was great. I love when stories have a darker aspect. I think the idea was overall  very interesting, i’m not blown away by it, but i’m curious to see where it will go. I have only read two volumes, so my opinion of the characters so far is very meh. None of them really grabbed my full attention, but i didn’t hate them so guess we will have to see once i’m more into the series.

For a start, this series seems good without it being absolutely incredible, i’ll be reading the next volumes, still don’t think i’d be checking out the anime anytime soon. But hey, who knows, maybe i’ll fall madly in love with the rest of it.

Re:zero : 4/5