Wrap- up : March

  

MARCH WRAP-UP!!  I have read 12 books this month and i have no idea how it happened, haha.

– Fairest : 4/4

– NOS4A2 : not finished

– Every Day : 4.5/5

– The Murder Complex : 3/5

– Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe : 5/5 (reread)

– Dreams of Gods and Monsters : 4/5

– Everything leads to you : 4/5

– City of Bones : 4/5 (reread)

– City of Ashes : 4.5/5 (reread)

– City of Glass : 4.5/5 (reread)

– The Truth About Alice : 4/5

– The Forever Song : 4/5

favorite : everyday by David Levithan ❤

Review : The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party.

But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car?

It’s true. Ask ANYBODY.

Rumor has it that Alice Franklin is a slut. It’s written all over the bathroom stall at Healy High for everyone to see. And after star quarterback Brandon Fitzsimmons dies in a car accident, the rumors start to spiral out of control.
In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students—the girl who has the infamous party, the car accident survivor, the former best friend, and the boy next door—tell all they know.

But exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there’s only one person to ask: Alice herself.”

  

This was a quick and very enjoyable read. I really liked this one.

The story was very intriguing. i absolutely love the fact that the story  is told by the side characters and not Alice herself. It really shows how little we know about other people. How they think and why they act a certain way is not always easy to understand. This book is a good exemple, nobody knows the truth, they just have a couple of pieces of the big story. This book is told by 4 different POVs and I find this format to be very well done. Each character has is own voice and it’s easy to see the difference between them. They all had a unique perspective and made this story even more intriguing because they all see Alice in their own way.

The story was okay. Not much is happening, but it explores the whole teenage life pretty well. It’s amazing how awful teenagers can be and how fast they can turn on each other. Only the strong survive…and Alice is one hell of a strong girl. I find her very interesting and i like reading all those stories about her and learning who she is.

The characters are mostly stereotypes, but i feel like it is an important part of the book. It didn’t bother me that much because i could see the writer playing with all those cliché characters and making a point, showing the reader that life is unfair and some people are just untouchable.

I also really like the emotional parts in this book. This book is powerful. The whole rumors aspect is actually pretty scary. it’s amazing to think that a simple text can destroy a life so easily. It’s also about death. Josh’s chapters were very sad and emotional, especially towards the end. He’s having such a hard time getting back to his life after his best friend’s death and Mathieu really know how to show Josh’s pain.

This was a great book, i would recommend it!

The Truth About Alice : 4/5

Review : The Mortal Instruments (book 1,2,3) by Cassandra Clare

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…”

  

i decided to reread this wonderful series because i was missing this world and those characters and pretty much everything about it. 

Cassandra Clare is a great storyteller and a very good writer. I enjoyed her style alot. She knows how to write action scenes, they are all incredible adn well done.  The world building is complex and so interesting. I absolutely love it! 

And those characters. Jace, Clary, Izzy, Simon and my two favorites, Alec and Magnus are all so, so, soooo fantastic. I have so much love for them. I will never forget them. I am so attached and i cared so much. i just want everybody to be happy. 

City of bones :  This book is more about the whole shadowhunters world. We learn all about it and there is a lot to take in at once. It’s a perfect first book in a series, I couldn’t put it down.  It’s told only by Clary’s POV, and that was interesting. Clary’s voice is great and she an awesome main character. I like her alot.

City of Ashes : this one focus more on the relationship and the characters. I think this one was even better than the first one. We get more than 1 POVs so that helps to learn more about the other characters.  The story gets more complex and more fascinating. I love everything about this book. Plus, Malec. Malec, Malec, Malec. Malec is everything. 

City of Glass :  Best book of the whole series. It has action and character developpement. It had a couple of slow parts, but still it is a magical book. I just love this book so much. 

The first 3 books are so much fun to read. Fast paced and full of action. the characters are unforgettable. Their relationships are extraodinary. 

Read them.

City of Bones : 4/5

City of Ashes : 4.5/5

City of Glass : 4.5/5

Review : Everything leads to you by Nina LaCour

A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.
 

Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.”



First, i have to say that it was a cover buy for me and i knew nothing about the story. BUT JUST LOOK AT THAT COVER IT IS SO PRETTY!

but the story didn’t dissapointed. it was such a wonderful book. I really enjoyed the whole mystery aspect, it was intriguing and captivating. The romance was okay, i did find some part of it to be a bit overdone. Emi and Ava’s relationship felt weird to me, i did have a hard to believe in it. I still think it was cute, even if most of it was about Emi reminding Ava who her grandfather was. The ending was not my favorite part, things happened easily, everything just fit perfectly together. The story had some flaws, but i still really liked it.

The characters were interesting. I liked Emi alot. Love how creative she is and how hard she work for her art. She also had some relatable flaws that made her feel human. I really liked the fact that Emi’s sexuality was not the main point of the story, it’s not a big deal for the character of this book. I found that to be refreshing since most of the LGBT books are about the struggles of coming out. Charlotte was also a fun character to follow. Ava didn’t made lt for me. Maybe it’s because we only saw her from Emi’s POV(who’s in love with her), but she felt way to perfect to be real. I couldn’t connect with her. 

But the best part of this book, the one that really grab my attention is the setting. This book made me want to jump in a plan and go to LA. I absolutely love te whole movie making aspect. Emi’s job is so fascinating. Nina Lacour writes this part of her story with details, making it even more interesting. Emi is super passionate about her job and we get to see a different angle of movie making. I’m a big cinema fan so that was a really big plus from me. 

This book was a quick and fun contemporary. 

Everything Leads to you : 4/5

Review : Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3) by Laini Taylor

By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.

Common enemy, common cause.

When Jael’s brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.
And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.
But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz … something is happening. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.

What power can bruise the sky?

From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy. 

At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of? And does anything else matter?”



it’s over.

This has been one of my favorite series and I didn’t want to read that last one because i didn’t want it to end.

this book was a great way to end the series. I really enjoyed it. Laini Taylor is a wonderful storyteller. I just LOVE her writing style, it’s beautiful and magical. Her writing is one of the best i have ever read. It is so poetic and interesting. 

The characters are well developed. Karou. Karou is one of my favorite female character. She is amazing, blue hair, badass and smart. I love her SO MUCH. Actually, i have to say that i like every characters of this series. They are all so great, i really wanted everybody to be happy at the end. I felt connected to all of them. Zuzana and Mik are HILARIOUS. I love them and i love the scenes they have together. Zuzana and Karou’s friendship is A+.

The storyline was very interesting. The world building is complex and i found some part to be a bit confusing, but overall i enjoyed it alot. I found that the second part drag a little. I felt like some parts could’ve been cut off. Maybe 600pages is a bit too long.

It is time to say goodbye to this magical series. I recommend them to everybody who wants to enter a beautiful world and meet some of the best characters.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters : 4/5

Review : Aristotle and Dante discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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.”



I just reread my favorite book of last year and to write a review for this book is really hard for me, because the only word that comes into my mind when i think of it is Perfection.

Yes. This book is perfect.

The storyline is beautiful. It’s about love and identity. It is very well done and such a wonderful story, simple and powerful. i found something so incredible in this book and from the first page to the last, it never let me down. It made me smile and made me sad and the ending made my heart melt. It’s the kind of story you just never forget, i know i never will. i also don’t think i’ll ever get tired of rereading it. 

The characters are so well develop. Both Aristotle and Dante are interesting. Ari’s voice is so sad and painful, but also very mature and smart. I can’t even tell you how much i love reading from his POV ( and i would sell my soul for Dante’s POV!!! it would be so great to have his side of the story!!!) Dante is beautiful in every way possible. His mind is fascinating. The relationships in this books are some of the best i have ever read! not only between Ari and Dante, but also between the boys and their family. All the characters are complex and they all had that little something special. Good Job Benjamin Alire Sáenz!

and the writing. I can’t even explain all the beauty in the writing. every word is full of emotion, every line is built with a mix of humor and feelings. it’s poetic without being to much. There’s so many amazing quotes in those 350 pages. I will never forget it.

The worst is that i miss Ari and Dante, I miss them so much. I have read this book for the first time in May 2014 and i has still thinking about yesterday. Now that i have reread it, i feel like i have fallen even more in love. i feel so grateful that i had the chance to read this book, like it was a nicest gift i ever could imagine. 

I miss them. I miss their conversations. I miss their laugh. I miss them. 

This book stole my heart in so many ways and none of my words can’t do justice to this story… so please, please, please read it because it is one of the best book i have ever read.

Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe: 5/5 (more like 100/5)

Review : The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings 

Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.

The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?”



It is getting so hard for me to enjoy a dystopian read. They all feel like faded copies of the ones i have read before….

Sadly, The Murder complex is far form original. We have everyting we need to enter a cliché : The awful life, the tyrannical government, the lovers, the deaths, the rebellion… like i said, it sounds like all the other dystopian books out there. The concept was interesting. A world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate? sounds pretty cool, but even with that storyline, the book fail to stand out.

The characters were okay. Meadow is our classic badass girl who is differents from everybody else, so she is the only one who can save the world. I think her character was fun to follow. the other main character, Zephyr, was boring. I usually fall in love with the male character of these type of books, but this time i didn’t. For a guy who is programmed to kill, he is not very useful. i got annoyed by him alot. I think they both lack of personality, making it hard to connect and care about them. Also, the insta-love in this book is strong and not very realistic. I just didn’t believe in it. The whole scene when they are in the ocean is ridiculous.

The writing was good. Some part were very thrilling and well-writen. i had a problem with the POVs. We get to read for Meadow and Zephyr’s side, but i couldn’t feel the separation between them. The had the same voice, so it made the whole thing pointless.

the murder complex was not a bad book, i just didn’t feel the excitement i usually enjoy when i’m reading a dystopian fiction. i don’t think i’ll be checking out the sequel.


The Murder Complex : 3/5