Review : Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

“In addition to the P-38, there are four gifts, one for each of my friends. I want to say good-bye to them properly. I want to give them each something to remember me by. To let them know I really cared about them and I’m sorry I couldn’t be more than I was–that I couldn’t stick around–and that what’s going to happen today isn’t their fault.
Today is Leonard Peacock’s birthday. It is also the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather’s P-38 pistol. Maybe one day he’ll believe that being different is okay, important even. But not today.”

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I was so emotionally invested in this story. I couldn’t put it down. it’s a really dark book and it’s kinda hard to take it all in at the same time, but i just really needed to know how it would end. The character, Leonard Peacock, felt so freaking real. His voice was painfully broken and confused. I could feel all the pain and the sadness. It broke my heart and all i wanted to do is hug him. But he is also very smart and very lonely.
Matthew Quick is a great writer. His writing really gave a relatable voice to Leonard. Quick is capable of describing some of the darkest emotions and they felt so real. Not all the writers could sucessfully talk about such a dark subject but he did it and he did it well!
Overall, i think Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock was a quick emotional read. I like it a lot.

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock : 4/5

my 10 favorite books of 2014

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2014 is almost over and it is time for me to share with you my 10 favorite books of the year! thanks a lot to everybody who made this year a good one by reading my reviews and liking my book pictures on instagram, you make me very happy! here’s to an other great year of books and reading!

10 : Watchmen : “This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin.”

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9 : We Were Liars : A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.”

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8 : Shatter Me :
Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now. Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.”

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7 : Daughter of Smoke and Bone : Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”; she speaks many languages–not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out. When one of the strangers–beautiful, haunted Akiva–fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

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6 : The Virgin Suicides : The shocking thing about the girls was how nearly normal they seemed when their mother let them out for the one and only date of their lives. Twenty years on, their enigmatic personalities are embalmed in the memories of the boys who worshipped them and who now recall their shared adolescence: the brassiere draped over a crucifix belonging to the promiscuous Lux; the sisters’ breathtaking appearance on the night of the dance; and the sultry, sleepy street across which they watched a family disintegrate and fragile lives disappear.

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5 : Fangirl : CATH IS A SIMON SNOW FAN. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan… But for Cath, being a fan is her life–and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fanfiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to. Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath that she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend; a fiction-writing professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world; a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words…and she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

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4 – Alienated : Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.
Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket. Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking. But when Cara’s classmates get swept up by anti-L’eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn’t safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara’s locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class. Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she’s fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.

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3 – Through the Woods Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to our Neighbor’s house, though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in a Lady’s Hands Are Cold. You might try to figure out what is haunting My Friend Janna or discover that your brother’s fiancé may not be what she seems in The Nesting Place. And of course you must revisit the horror of His Face All Red, the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.

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2 – Proxy : Syd’s life is not his own. As a proxy he must to pay for someone else’s crimes. When his patron Knox crashes a car and kills someone, Syd is branded and sentenced to death. The boys realize the only way to beat the system is to save each other so they flee. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test the boys’ resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay.

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1 : ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE : Dante can swim. Ari can’t. Dante is articulate and self-assured. Ari has a hard time with words and suffers from self-doubt. Dante gets lost in poetry and art. Ari gets lost in thoughts of his older brother who is in prison. Dante is fair skinned. Ari’s features are much darker. It seems that a boy like Dante, with his open and unique perspective on life, would be the last person to break down the walls that Ari has built around himself.
But against all odds, when Ari and Dante meet, they develop a special bond that will teach them the most important truths of their lives, and help define the people they want to be. But there are big hurdles in their way, and only by believing in each other―and the power of their friendship―can Ari and Dante emerge stronger on the other side.

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Review : Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

“Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly.
Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?”

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First, I have to say that i don’t really like fantasy.
so you can understand my surprise when I started reading and couldn’t stop. This book was awesome. The storyline was captivating and perfectly told. Maas is a good storyteller and her writing style was beautiful, easy to read and very entertaining. She also created a fantastic world. The setting is well explain and easy to imagine. love it!
The main character is simply epic. ohh, i really like Celeana. i like her voice, she was very fun to follow. I like how she can take care of herself and how smart she is. I like her attitude. She knows she is awesome and she knows how to use it. She is very different, in a good way.
I don’t really enjoy love triangles because my favorite characters usually end up with a broken heart. I didn’t hate the romance in this one, it was kinda fun to follow. The two male characters were so different and fascinating. I prefer Chaol by far, he is much more intersting. Dorian was okay, but i feel like I have seen so many characters like him in other books that i got a bit bored by him.

Yes, you really should read this book!
Yes, i will be reading the next one!
Yes, i’m very excited to see what happens next!

Throne of Glass : 4.5:5

UNTIL MIDNIGHT IS HERE.

small Until_Midnight_11-12Hello friends. So, Alienated has been one of my favorite book of the year. It was entertaining, cute, funny and it was about aliens. I’m so excited about the sequel coming out soon. but the cool thing is that Melissa Landers is giving us a little Christmas gifts :


UNTIL MIDNIGHT is here…and it’s FREE! 

Happy Holidays, everyone! I’m Melissa Landers, author of the Alienated series, and I have a present for you—a brand new e-short from Disney Hyperion!

UNTIL MIDNIGHT takes place onboard an intergalactic transport, soon after ALIENATED ends and before the sequel INVADED begins. The story details Aelyx and Cara’s last day together before he returns to Earth to mend the alliance and she continues to his home planet. It’s sweet and romantic, and as a bonus, it includes a four-chapter preview of the sequel, which releases February 3rd.

Oh, and did I mention the best part? IT’S FREE!

You can download UNTIL MIDNIGHT from the following e-tailers:

Kindle: http://amzn.to/1walSLX Nook: http://bit.ly/1zshdpx iBooks: http://bit.ly/1sT4CnM Kobo: http://bit.ly/1AIb45a Google Play: http://bit.ly/1v06kVd

*If you live outside the USA, no worries. I’ve uploaded the story to Scribd for you. (The only downside is it doesn’t include the bonus preview chapters, due to technical reasons from the publisher.) Link: http://www.scribd.com/AuthorMelissaLanders

Christmas Cracker Book Tag.

i wanted to do the Christmas Cracker Book Tag today because it’s a fun one and i’ve been enjoying doing tags 🙂

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Pick a book with a wintry cover : Dash and Lily’s book of dare has a simple and cute cover. i think it’s very nice and wintery.

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Pick a book you’re likely buy as a present :
Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman because i have reread this little thing so many times this year and it inspired me everytime. i feel like this would be a good gift for the people around me. i have a lot of artists in my life and i think they could use a bit of inspiration when things are not working out.

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Pick a festive themed book : My True Love Gave To Me was really good and it was the perfect book for this time of the year. i will be rereading it next christmas.

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Pick a book you can curl up with by the fireplace : i feel like pretty much every book is perfect to read when you are all comfy by a fireplace. Black Ice was an interesting book and since it’s all about cold, snow and ice, i feel like you should read it when you are warm under the blankets.

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Pick a book you want to read over the festive period : this is the book i’m currently reading. i really wanted to read it before the end of 2014, so the festive period felt like the perfect time.

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Pick a book that’s so good it gives you chills : Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe is simply perfect. One of the best book i have ever read. YOU MUST CHECK IT OUT.

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Pick a book going on your Christmas wishlist : I have a couple of books on my Christmas wishlist, but i think the one i REALLY need is Cress by Marissa Meyer. i’ve been loving The Lunar Chronicles so far and i’m very excited to see what will happen next!

This is all for this tag, hope you enjoyed it.

Merry Christmas to all of my readers. I started this blog in June and it was a great idea. thanks for following and liking my posts. ❤

Review : The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Rees Brennan

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11 stories about the one and only Magnus Bane, i was so excited.
But i really didn’t enjoy this book as much as i thought i would. I found the stories to be boring. The don’t really tell us much about Magnus, they just repeated the things we already knew about him. Most of them were just ok, i even skipped some parts because i was bored. Nothing was happening and i felt like i was wasting my time.
Magnus is still a great character. I really like him. He is original and bring so much to the series. He’s funny and interesting, but in this book, he didn’t sound completely like himself. He was judgmental and i didn’t enjoy that part of him. It was nice to see some of the characters from TMI and TID. The writing was okay in some stories, dull in others.

i’m not gonna lie, i really wanted to give up… this book could’ve been so freaking epic. With a character like Magnus Bane and the world created by Cassandra Clare, the possibilities were endless, but The Bane Chronicles are all about random things happening in Magnus life and none of them brings something to the character.

The Bane Chronicles : 2.5/5