Review : How to built a Girl by Caitlin Moran

“What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn’t enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes—and build yourself. It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there’s no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde—fast-talking, hard-drinking gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer. She will save her poverty-stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer—like Jo in Little Women, or the Brontës—but without the dying-young bit.

By sixteen, she’s smoking cigarettes, getting drunk, and working for a music paper. She’s writing pornographic letters to rock stars, having all the kinds of sex with all the kinds of men, and eviscerating bands in reviews of 600 words or less.
But what happens when Johanna realizes she’s built Dolly with a fatal flaw? Is a box full of records, a wall full of posters, and a head full of paperbacks enough to build a girl after all?”
  
There is alot that I loved about this book, but there is also a couple of a little things that i disliked. First, lets start with the good parts. I really enjoyed the whole “reinventing yourself” aspect. Johanna really takes it seriously. That is one of the things i love about her, when she sets her mind on something, she goes for it. Becoming Dolly was a full time job, changing her name, style and passion. She’s incredible. I love her voice, she is funny, but also vulnerable. The side characters were great too, very loud in a way that sometimes pushed Johanna away. Moran’s writing was great, i really enjoyed it and i want to read more of her work. I didn’t know anything about her when I enter this book, but now i’m intrigued.

Now, what I didn’t really like. It was a bit repetitive. I felt like Johanna was always coming back to the same things. Once she talked about something 30times, it kind of stop being funny. I was also not a big fan of the ending, felt like there was no point, no real ending. No conclusion. 

Overall, i really enjoyed this book. it was fun and also dark in some parts.

How to built a Girl : 4/5

Review : Heir of Fire (throne of glass #3) by Sarah J. Mass

“Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth…a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?”

  
oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. This series is everything right now and i just can’t even handle how these books make me feel. I love EVERYTHING about this series. I think my favorite thing is the relationships. I love how Maas writes relationship, not only romantic but friendship too. In HoF,  we meet Rowan. His relationship with Celaena is incredible. I love the developement of these two and how they learned to act around eachother. their interactions was always fun and cute. Celaena is an amazing character. I love her. She is one of the most interesting and  beautiful character I have ever read about. Dorian and Chaol were having a bit of a hard time, but I love that, even in the middle of a fight, they still care and think about the other. Chaol loyalty to Dorian is beautiful and I love them BOTH so much. Dorian has grown on me alot in this book. I remember not caring so much about him in book 1, but now, oh, now my heart is broken. Dorian is going through so much pain right now, i want to hug him. I just want him to be okay. The ending was so intense, i still can’t believe how crazy this was. I’m soooooooo excited for Queen of Shadows. 

If you haven’t started this series yet, do it. It will make you feel all the feels and you will enjoy all of it.

Heir of Fire : 4.5/5

Review : Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

“Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes—and three girls secretly plotting revenge.

KAT is sick and tired of being bullied by her former best friend.
LILLIA has always looked out for her little sister, so when she discovers that one of her guy friends has been secretly hooking up with her, she’s going to put a stop to it.
MARY is perpetually haunted by a traumatic event from years past, and the boy who’s responsible has yet to get what’s coming to him.
None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together…anything is possible.
With an alliance in place, there will be no more “I wish I’d said…” or “If I could go back and do things differently…” These girls will show Jar Island that revenge is a dish best enjoyed together.”
  
Well, this book has pretty much every high school clichés you can think of. It was a bit of a turn off for me. I had a big problem with the characters in this story. The side characters are all so annoying. Not only the ones that you are suppose to hate, but really all of them. Even the main girls were very shallow. i dislike Kat so much and i wanted to punch her in the face. She had no real reason to be part of this whole thing. Like if you are such a badass, the words of your ex annoying best friend should not make you so mad… Lillia was a bit stupid, she acted without thinking and over something she doesn’t even have proof of. Mary was okay I guess, but i’m not really sure i understand her very much. I feel like her character is always in need of someone holding her hand. I’m very curious of where her character is going because something really weird and unexpected happens to her at the end of this book and i’m not to sure about it. The writing was good, very addictive. I did  find that sometimes it was all going way to far.  I don’t want to say any spoilers but the last trick the girls plan was way too much. They are not only joking around, they are destroying someone’s life entirely. I was like, yes, he’s an asshole, but what you are about to do is worst. 

So, yup, this book had alot of flaws, but i found it to be entertaining enough. I may buy the next two books, but mostly because i want to know what the hell is going on with Mary.

Burn for burn : 3/5

Review : Fault Line by C. Desir

“Ben could date anyone he wants, but he only has eyes for the new girl — sarcastic free-spirit, Ani. Luckily for Ben, Ani wants him too. She’s everything Ben could ever imagine. Everything he could ever want.

But that all changes after the party. The one Ben misses. The one Ani goes to alone.
Now Ani isn’t the girl she used to be, and Ben can’t sort out the truth from the lies. What really happened, and who is to blame?
Ben wants to help her, but she refuses to be helped. The more she pushes Ben away, the more he wonders if there’s anything he can do to save the girl he loves.”
  
I knew absolutely  nothing when i started reading this little book, but i’m so glad i decided to pick it up. It was a good story, a very good story. Dark and sad and really hard during some parts but still a very good story. I found this book to be incredibly well written. The characters development is perfect. Desir made a wonderful job creating Ben and Ani. They are both very human, very realistic and fun to see together at the begining. The more I read, the more I saw how Ben and Ani were changing. The more i wanted them to be okay. I cared about them. The ending was okay, I kind of wish we had a bit more of a closure, but i still feel like it was very realistic amd heartbreaking. It was a bit of a shock, like something was missing. 

i think this book is important. The subject is hard, but I still enjoyed reading it. 

Fault Line : 4/5

favorite books of the summer

well…. Summer is over for me. I started Uni yesterday and my life is back at being crazy -_-‘ 

Summer 2015 was full of wonderful reads for me, but here ‘s my 5 favorite books that I have read this summer!

  

Percy Jackson and the Olympians : The Lightning Thief : My Review – 4/5 : ” Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.”


Since You’ve Been Gone : My Review – 4.5/5 : “It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?
Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.
Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?
Kiss a stranger? Um… 
Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?
Go skinny-dipping? Wait…what?”

Simon VS. The homo Sapiens Agenda : My Review – 4.5/5 : “Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised. With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.”

A Darker Shade of Magic : My Review – 4/5 : “Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit. Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London—but no one speaks of that now. Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her ‘proper adventure’. But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive—trickier than they hoped.”


A court of Thorns and roses : My Review – 5/5 : “When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.”

  

Review : Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

“Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.”

  
Well, that was unexpexted.

I knew absolutely nothing when I bought this graphic novel. The only reason why I got it, is because it was all over booktube and people were loving it.

I was not expecting the feels and the pain. I was not expecting to smile and laugh and i really was not expecting to find myself counting the minutes until my next break at work so i could read more. 

The storyline is so fun! Super entertaining and funny,  LOVED IT. The ending broke my heart a little, but i still think it was a fantastic ending. The art work was great and enjoyable, i really like it. My favorite part was the characters. I love it when we get to follow a vilain around, it’s so great. Obviously, the more you read, the more you learn stuff about Blackheart and you realize things are not that simple. he was such a wonderful character. Nimona was simply perfect. I love her. She’s funny and extremely entertaining. How can you not like her? I had so much fun watching her and Blackheart together. I want mooooore.

I think I found a new favorite, if you want to start reading graphic novels, you should really check this one out, it is sooo good! And if you are already a fan of graphic novel, enjoy this one. 

Nimona : 5/5

Review : Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

“Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…
That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.
Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.”

  
This book was sooooo good. so, so, SO GOOD. 

I love Colleen Hoover’s writing. She has this beautiful way of describing feelings, you can feel the pain and the love. She is magic. but it also means that it hurts. Reading Hopeless was so painful.Ii was so sad and heartbroken during many parts of this story. When you start understanding what is going on, you feel terrible. I wanted to hug Sky and Holder and I wanted everything to be okay. I really did cared for these two in a very intense way. Hoover’s character are usually the same in every book, they all feel like i know them already from reading her other books. but not this time. Sky and Holder are incredible and stronge. I love Sky’s voice SO MUCH. I could find myslef smiling at what she was saying or how she and Holder interacted with eachother. They were perfect together. I really like every side characters. They all had interesting personalities that made them likeable. 

Maybe Someday is still my favorite Colleen Hoover book, But Hopeless is close next. 

Hopeless : 4.5/5