Review : Cress ( The Lunar Chronicles 3 ) by Marissa Meyer

In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.” (goodread)

My mind right now is screaming. Screaming for more, screaming because this was such a magnificent book.  At first, i was a bit scared ´cause it’s one big book, but i ended up not wanting it to end. Cress is so good and impossible to put down. I like everything about it.

Of the 3 books, this one has the best storyline so far. It has action and romance and humor and emotions. I just can’t even deal with all the epicness that is in this book! Meyer is really good at mixing all the different POVs. She’s also capable of making them all super interesting. Usually, when there is more thant on POV, there is always a part that i don’t enjoy as much as the others, but not in this case. 

did i say how much i love this book?!

My favorite part is the characters. I love them all so much. The new girl, Cress, is adorable and sweet. She is a good addition to the series. plus, she is so great with our favorite captain. Thorne and Cress relationship is awesome.  Thorne is a wonderful character, funny and very, very, very, charming. It’s hard not to fall in love with him. Cinder is her amazing self. She so different. Kai, Scarlet and Iko are also great… but my favorite is Wolf. Such a complex character….. my heart broke for him in this book and he really needed a good shake or a slap, but he’s in pain so i’m just going to forget about this little weakness. I care SO MUCH about them, if something bad happens to them, i freak out.

can I have Winter now? I NEED IT.

If you have never read a sci-fi book, this series is a great start, it’s so good!

Cress : 4.5/5

Review : Slash by Evan Kingston

“Alex Bledsoe would rather die than reveal her secret crush. As a star of TV’s #1 family drama, she’s certain coming out of the closet would end her career. Worse still, her one true love is America’s hottest young actress, Lissa Blaine, who just happens to play her older, prettier, and smarter big sis each week on Koop’s Kitchen. So Alex hates Lissa too, wishes her dead every time she stumbles onto the tabloid covers with a Long-Island in hand and some new B-list beefcake on her arm.
Desperate for an outlet each night after filming wraps, Alex closes the shades on her trailer and reads slash stories on internet fan-fiction forums: trashy little tales written by viewers about an imagined romance between her character and Lissa’s. All unbelievable moans and trite whispers, the fantasies are so incestuously metafictional, Alex believes them best taken to her grave—until an anonymous author begins to post violent slash stories, and Alex’s lusty dreams start to open up graves of their own.
As Alex struggles to decide whether she is turned on or disturbed, Koop’s Kitchen’s real-life actors start dying in suspiciously similar scenes. Sure that the parallels are more than coincidence, she begins to search the stories for suspects and clues instead of steamy caresses. But as she works to catch the killer before he slashes again, Alex realizes that revealing the secrets she’d die to hide might be the only way to save the lives of everyone she loves.”

I must say that a book describe as a metafictional erotic thriller / comedic murder mystery / romantic slasher is something that definitely gets me intrigued.
it took me a couple chapters to really get into it. I found the first chapters to be a bit slow, even with the murders happening.
But the second part, gosh that was good! when the investigation really takes a more important place, i couldn’t put it down. It was a thrilling and awesome story. The mystery had my full attention and kept me guessing until the end. It was very well done.
The characters were great too, but i didn’t really care about most them. The only one that actually stole my heart was Perry. what a weird and wonderful character. His humor is fantastic and he adds so much to the plot. I like how original and fun he was, even in such a dark situation. i had mix feeling for Alex. Like for the plot, i found her a bit dull in the first part, but her characters goes through so many changes. By the end, i found her refreshing.
The whole fanfiction aspect was a big plus. I love how relatable this was. I have read fanfics during my 5 years of high school. I felt a bit nostalgic, but it was nice to explore this world again.
Also, i have to mention the epilogue. The speach about books and literature was beautifully well written. I love it when books have a good ending, not happy, just good.

i would describe Slash by saying it’s a perfect mix between Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and Scream (the movie series) and i’m a big fan of both.

Slash : 4/5

Review : Slammed by Colleen Hoover

“Layken’s father died suddenly, leaving her to gather every ounce of strength to be a pillar for her family, in order to prevent their world from falling apart. Now her life is taking another unexpected turn…
Layken’s mother gets a job which leads to an unwanted move across the country. However, a new home means new neighbours… and Layken’s new neighbour is the very attractive Will Cooper.
Will has an intriguing passion for slam poetry, and a matching passion for life. The two feel an irresistible attraction but are rocked to the core when a shocking revelation brings their romance to a screeching halt. Layken and Will must find a way to fight the forces that threaten to tear them apart…or learn to live without each other.”

she did it again.
Colleen Hoover took my heart and my emotions and did whatever she wanted with them. I smiled, i cried, i got mad than smiled again. What a ride, i lost all control over my feelings on page one and she only set me free on the last sentence. How is that even possible?
i am so glad that i picked up Slammed because it was amazing. The characters are all so great. When i think of Layken, i think about a young girl trying her best to keep her head out of the water. Crap keeps happening and she keeps trying. I love how she cares about everyone around her. Yes she is a bit impulsive and no she is not perfect, but that makes her relatable. Will is also very interesting. He is not the typical boy that we usually find in these kind of books. I like how mature he is and how he is trying to do the right thing all the time even if it hurts him. He’s unique. The relationship are well develop and i enjoyed seeing them grown.
my only problem is that i think this books explores too many issues. There is alot going on and i found that some parts of the plot were left out. They could’ve been cut off completely and the story would still be amazing. Sometimes less is better.
But the issues that are well explored really made this book special. The whole part about responsabilities made me think alot about my life and it adds a lot of dimension to the story.

i’m interested to see what happens next.

Slammed : 4/5

Review : I Was Here by Gayle Forman

“When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.”

Here’s what i liked about this book :

1) The writing. Forman’s writing is always so great. i love the way she pictures feeling with words. Beautiful.

2) Cody. Cody is one strong girl. i don’t think i would have been able to do what she did. She’s independant and relatable. I like her alot.

3) The mystery. i really wanted to understand and know what the hell was going on. It took me around 100 pages to really get into it, but when i did, i couldn’t put it down.

4) the emotion. This was one very emotional and dark read. The ending almost had me crying. It was touching and heartbreaking.

What i didn’t liked about this book :

1) The first part. like i said it really took me a while to get into it and i almost put it down. the only reason why i didn’t is because people told me that it gets better, so i kept reading, and it got better.

2) The romance. i think the romance in this book was not necessary and not very original. A broken girl and a mysterious boy. She never had sex, he’s a player, but he’s ready to change is life for her and bla bla bla. It was too quick and annoying. To me, it broke the emotional vibe of the book. I like Ben, he’s a great character, but it would have been better if they were only friends.

Overall, i really enjoyed this book. Yes, it had some flaws, but i still think it was a great.

I Was Here : 4/5

Review : A Midsummer Night’s Scream by R. L. Stine

“Oh, what fools these actors be!
it was a horror movie that turned into real horror: Three young actors lost their lives while the cameras rolled. Production stopped, and people proclaimed the movie was cursed.
Now, sixty years later, new actors are venturing onto the haunted set. In a desperate attempt to revive their failing studio, Claire’s dad has green-lit a remake of Mayhem Manor, and Claire and her friends are dying to be involved. At first, Claire laughs at Jake’s talk of ghosts and curses. He’s been too busy crushing on her best friend, Delia, or making out with that slut, Annalee, to notice that she’s practically been throwing herself at him. What does he know anyway? This is her big chance to be a star!
But then, Claire runs into a creepy little man named Benny Puckerman, and gets her hands on a real love potion! Unfortunately, the course of true love never did run smooth…”

okay… What the hell did i just read?
I love horror and i think we do have some great YA horror novel out there.
but A Midsummer Night’s Scream in not one of them.
First, i have to say that the more i was reading, the more i asked myself if this was a joke or if this was an actual serious horror book because it was so, so, SO bad. The story is simply stupid and it didn’t make any sense to me. Most of it just sounds pretty unrealistic to me. I would have been okay with this awful setting if the story was actually good…but nop. it’s bad. Part One is a book version of a very, very bad horror movie… part two is so dull i was about to give up… part tree is a ridiculous mess…and the ending is one of the worst thing i have ever read.
that is not all, want to now who’s the bad guy? a small and hairy men who has a thing for potions……. i can’t even deal with this, gosh it was awful!
Oh and the charcters didn’t help at all! they are all stupid and empty. Douchebags, sluts, judgmental actors, crazy movie directors, we have them all! there is so many clichés in those characters, it’s kinda sad really! The main girl, Claire, is frustrating, i just wanted to punch her in the face, i hated her and everything she did. Why does she keep using those potions?! WHY would she do that to the guy she likes? she’s terrible. I didn’t care about any of the characters.
we also get romance, some very childish and unnecessary romance. It didn’t add anything to the plot, it would have been so much better if they had cut off that part. i really didn’t care about Claire wanting her best friend to love her.

one word to describe this book : Bad.

A Midsummer Night’s Scream : 1.5/5

Review : Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

“This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance.
When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right.”

Boy meets boy is simply a good book. i just don’t know what to say. The town Levithan created is beautiful, everybody is accepting everybody. It’s awesome and wonderful and hopefully, one day, it will be real. it’s not perfect for everybody, we do see a couple of the characters struggling, but overall, this town sounds like an utopy. The setting was very original, i liked it alot.
The story is fun and cute. l love Noah and Paul’s relationship. it’s a bit quick, but the book is less than 200 pages, so i guess it had to be fast. I really enjoyed all the relationship in this book. The story is simple, boy meets boy, i don’t need to say more.
The characters are amazing. Paul is such a great main character. He’s smart and adorable. His voice is unique and very relatable. My favorite character has to be Tony, he is painfully beautiful and everything he says made me think about life.
There is something simple and magical about David Levithan’s writing. He keeps surprising me and i really hope he never stops. Boy Meets Boy made my heart smile, i love it!

Boy Meets Boy : 4.5/5

Review : Say Her Name by James Dawson

“Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of ‘Bloody Mary’: say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear… But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it?
Next morning, Bobbie finds a message on her bathroom mirror… five days… but what does it mean? And who left it there? Things get increasingly weird and more terrifying for Bobbie and Naya, until it becomes all too clear that Bloody Mary was indeed called from the afterlife that night, and she is definitely not a friendly ghost. Bobbie, Naya and Caine are now in a race against time before their five days are up and Mary comes for them, as she has come for countless others before.” (goodreads)

ohh, how i love a good horror story. Say Her Name was such a nice surprise. The story is about the Bloody Mary legend, it’s a modern take on that scary tale. The book had some of the creepiest parts i have read in a while, it actually made me feel weird about reading it late at night. The entire book has this very dark setting : rain, graveyard, blood, ghost, death, pretty much everything you need in a horror novel.
it’s also very well done. James Dawson’s writing is great. He created a very haunting story. Even if i heard so many versions of Mary’s story, i found this one to be very intriguing and unexpected. It’s a page turner that’s for sure, Say Her Name is really hard to put down. Obviously being such a well know story, it did had some “déjà vu” moments, but i still enjoyed it.
The characters had a couple flaws. I found them to be a bit cliché, but they were still pretty fun to follow.
I also have to mention the ending, because i loooove it. i don’t want to say more but the “bleed like me” part gave me chills. So creepy.

Say Her Name : 4/5