Review : Vicious by V. E. Schwab

“Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end? ”

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Do you ever just look at a book when you are done and think “damn, that was so good”? it happened to me when i finished Vicious, i just closed the book and stared at it for while because i couldn’t believe how amazing it was.
Victor and Eli are two of the most interesting characters i’ve read about in a while. They’re so differents. It was impossible to pick a side and decided who is my favorite. Each side had something interesting and they were both completely messed up. They are crazy and i love reading from their POV. Vicious wouldn’t be THAT good if the good guys and the bad guys were easy to see. The side characters are also really cool and original.
the story is intense, you don’t catch a break with this one. Death, violence, craziness, action and super cool powers, it’s really hard to put this book down. The jumps in time are well done and easy to follow. Victoria Schwab really knows how to tell a story. Her writing style is fantastic and perfect for this type of story.

i know it’s really early to say this, but i think Vicious will have a place in ny top 10 books of 2015 because this was fabulous and i just wish we had more!

Vicious : 5/5

Review : Project Cain by Geoffrey Girard

“Fifteen-year-old Jeff Jacobson had never heard of Jeffrey Dahmer, the infamous serial killer who brutally murdered seventeen people more than twenty years ago. But Jeff’s life changes forever when the man he’d thought was his father hands him a government file telling him he was constructed in a laboratory only seven years ago, part of a top-secret government cloning experiment called ‘Project CAIN’.
There, he was created entirely from Jeffrey Dahmer’s DNA. There are others like Jeff—those genetically engineered directly from the most notorious murderers of all time: The Son of Sam, The Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy . . . even other Jeffrey Dahmer clones. Some raised, like Jeff, in caring family environments; others within homes that mimicked the horrific early lives of the men they were created from.
When the most dangerous boys are set free by the geneticist who created them, the summer of killing begins. Worse, these same teens now hold a secret weapon even more dangerous than the terrible evil they carry within. Only Jeff can help track the clones down before it’s too late. But will he catch the ‘monsters’ before becoming one himself?

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I’m so dissapointed by this book. The premise sounded so very awesome. clones of serial killers?! YES. just YES.
but gosh, this was kinda boring.
first, i have to talk about the writing. there is no dialogue…and because of that, i found the plot to be hard to follow. The story is always cut by scientific infos, statistics, and long list of likes and dislikes of certain characters… but 80% of these are not useful to the story. it just make it heavy and boring. Do we really need to know that this characters dislike snow or do we need to know the entire biography of a serial killer? nop.
Jeffrey could’ve been one fascinating character. i guess learning that your entire life is a lie and that you are a clone of a famous serial killer would play with your mind. what i wanted to see was a moral struggle. i wanted a kid fighting is essence, fighting who he really is. but to be honest, i feel like Girard completely forgot to explore that aspect of the story. There is barely no character developpement… The mind of Jeffrey would have been so fascinating to explore.
Plus, his voice is extremely dry and that makes the narration pretty boring. there is no emotions when he tells is story.

overall, even with this epic premise, Project Cain was not well done. It focus more on the scientific research done by the writer than on the story itself…

Project Cain : 2/5

Review : Deadly Class Vol.1

“It’s 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can’t focus in class. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin’s top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he’s failing is “Dismemberment 101,” and his crush has a double-digit body count. Welcome to the most brutal high school on earth, where the world’s top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At Kings Dominion School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn’t always metaphorical. ”

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ohh how i loved this book!
First, the story is so dark and interesting. c’mon, a high school for assassins? It’s epic. It’s also very violent and crazy (Obviously, it’s about assassin, haha) Amazing.
The characters are also sooo fascinating! i love Marcus and his sad voice. The side characters were well written and It’s not only about murders and drugs, we also have this great setting and characters developpement.
The art is probably one of my favorite thing about this book. It’s brillant and the colouring is just wow.

excited for Vol. 2!

Deadly Class : 4/5

Review : Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

“At twenty-two years old, Sydney has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter’s cheating on her–and she is left trying to decide what to do next.
Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…”

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This book was a roller coaster of emotions… at some point i was actually in pain with tears in my eyes.
and i really was not expecting to be enjoying it that much. I love everything about this book. The story was beautiful and original, don’t think i ever read a contemporary that made me feel so emotionally torn before. I could understand what the characters where feeling. I think Colleen Hoover’s writing plays a big part in my love for this book. she knows how to make a story come a life. the characters felt so real. i love them all. i also loved how different those characters were, no cliché just some very interesting people.
I have to say that i absolutely LOVE the music aspect of this book. It was so beautiful to read.

I still have so much more to say, but i’m not going to. You need to read this book without knowing much because there is some interesting twists that i don’t want you to know, haha. go read it.

*also, you should listen to the soundtrack while you read this book There’s an album called Maybe Someday by Griffin Peterson available on Itunes with all the songs from the book. It’s awesome!*

Maybe Someday : 4.5/5

Review : Blue Lily, Lily Blue ( The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

“There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.
The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.
Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.”

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i feel like i always take forever to read a book from this series, not because i don’t enjoy them, but because i just need to take my time with them. Everything about this book is beautiful. The writing, the characters, the story, the relationship, everything. This series is beautiful and you must take it all in. Slowly.
This may have been my favorite book in the series so far. The story is fascinating. I like it very much. The world is so well-written that you feel completely stuck in it and it’s awesome.
and those characters. Those amazing and perfect characters make my heart smile so much. The way they care for eachother is unreal and wondeful. GOSH. I love those Raven Boys.
Please. Read this series.

the more i think about it, the more i want to say that The Raven Cycle is one of my favorite series.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue : 4.5/5

Review : The Madness Underneath (The Shades of london #2) by Maureen Johnson

“A new threat haunts the streets of London. …Rory Deveaux has changed in ways she never could have imagined since moving to London and beginning a new life at boarding school. As if her newfound ability to see ghosts hadn’t complicated her life enough, Rory’s recent brush with the Jack the Ripper copycat has left her with an even more unusual and intense power. Now, a new string of inexplicable deaths is threatening London, and Rory has evidence that they are no coincidence. Something sinister is going on, and it is up to her to convince the city’s secret ghost-policing squad to listen before it’s too late.”

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That ending……. oh god, that was so unexpected, i don’t even know what to say! it’s shocking and it will change the story in so many ways, can’t wait for the next one!
Once again, i have to say that Johnson’s writing is wonderful. She has a way of creating relatable characters. Rory is amazing. She is even funny in the worst situations. I love how smart she is. She is also full of flaws and that makes her more human than other main characters i have read about. I adore reading from her POV.
The story in this one was less interesting than the first one. i think this book was more of a inbetween story. it was getting us ready for the third one. The first part was not much of a story, nothing was really happening. I kinda didn’t really care because Rory is just so fun to follow. I would say the story really picks up at the end, this is why i’m very excited for book 3!
I really did enjoy this book even with the lack of story. I still think this series is entertaining and so fun to read! i highly recommend it.

The Madness Underneath : 4/5

Wrap-up : December

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Happy New Year!!! i wish you all the best year of your life!!

December was a very good reading month for me, i read 11 books.

– Conversion : 3/5
– Seconds : 4.5/5
– Scarlet : 4.5/5
– A Christmas Carol : 4/5
– Let It Snow : 2.5/5
– Black Ice : 3/5
– My True Love Gave To Me : 4/5
– The Bane Chronicles : 2/5
– Throne of Glass : 4.5/5
– Cobayes : 3.5/5
– Forgive me, Leonard Peacock : 4/5

favorite : Scarlet by Marissa Meyer