Unboxing – Owlcrate, March 2016 – Writer’s Block

  
omg, i am IN LOVE with this box. It’s glorious!!!

  • Custom pack of pins – Bookworm Boutique

  

  • Banned Books Socks from Out of Prints
  • 642 tiny things to write about from Chronicle Books
  • Quill Pen from Kikkerland (it’s absolutely amazing!)
  • The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

  
“Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace. He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-life fantasy. Their diverging paths could mean the end of their friendship. But not before Dill confronts his dark legacy to attempt to find a way into the light of a future worth living. ”

Goodreads  : X

So,yes, this box is amazing and i am soooooo happy about it!!! I’m very excited to read this book, it sounds so good!

Owlcrate : X

Review : The Rain by Virginia Bergin

“It’s in the rain…and just one drop will kill you.
They don’t believe it at first. Crowded in Zach’s kitchen, Ruby and the rest of the partygoers laugh at Zach’s parents’ frenzied push to get them all inside as it starts to drizzle. But then the radio comes on with the warning, “It’s in the rain! It’s fatal, it’s contagious, and there’s no cure.”

Two weeks later, Ruby is alone. Anyone who’s been touched by rain or washed their hands with tap water is dead. The only drinkable water is quickly running out. Ruby’s only chance for survival is a treacherous hike across the country to find her father-if he’s even still alive. ”
  
I’m not sure where to start with this one…the plot sounded interesting. Killer rain? that’s something i wanted to see, but i ended up not enjoying it very much. I was mostly disappointed by the ending because nothing got resolved. Ruby ends up exactly were she started : alone with absolutely no idea what to do next. And we get barely any explanations about the killer rain. I found that some part of the plot were a boring, i just wasn’t into it. The writing style was a huge turn off. It surprised me at the very start and i couldn’t get used to it. but my biggest problem with this book was our main character. oh my god, she was such an awful person.  i hated her from the starts. She’s not only boring and mean, but she is also way too much into herself and mean and oh god, so stupid. seriously, it’s the end of the world and that girl cares more about her make-up. She kept making bad decisions, i seriously wanted to punch her in the face. Who cares about her stupid hair colours, she should be worried about food, walter and shelter. Her priorities were all wrong and she mostly just made me mad. Also, the way she talked to Darius. Nop. I would’ve walked away very fast if i was him. I didn’t care about any if the side characters either.

So, yup, didn’t enjoyed that book very much. The premise sounded great but there’s so many things i dislike that I can not recommend it.

The Rain : 2.5/5

Review : Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover 

“When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

Or maybe not.
Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.
Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?
Maybe.
Maybe not. ”
  
Here’s a quick little mini review of Maybe Not. I really enjoyed this novela more than expected. It was funny and hot. I smiled because i got to see Ridge. I really like Warren’s voice. He’s such an interesting and funny character and i’m glad he got is own little book. I think my only problem with it is that it was too short, i would totally read a full book about these two. 

Maybe Not was a fun little read and it adds an interesting aspect to some great characters.

Maybe Not : 4.5/5

The Would You Rather Tag

 

Hello booklovers, today I am doing the Would You Rather Tag. 😀 Hope you enjoy!


Would you rather read trilogies or stand-alones?

Ummmm, I would have to go with trilogies, only because I’d get to see more of the characters I love. I would have more time to fall in love with them.

 

Would you rather read only male or female authors?

I can’t pick only one!!! O.O But if I had too, I would have to say female, but only because of J.K. Rowling, Cassandra Clare, V. E. Schwab, Colleen Hoover, Laini Taylor, Rainbow Rowell, Sarah J. Maas, Marie Lu, etc….but how awful would it be to stop reading my favorite male authors? I can’t do that! :O

 

Would you rather shop at Barnes & Noble or Amazon?

Well, there is no Barnes and Noble in Montreal, but if I had to pick between bookstore and online shopping, i’d go with bookstore because that’s my happy place. That’s where I go when I need quiet and peace and alone time. Nothing beats the feeling of walking into a bookstore and seeing all the possible adventures waiting for me.

 

Would you rather books were made into TV shows or movies?

TV Show, because there is more time. Instead of 1 movie of 2hrs, you get like 22 episodes of 1h. ♥

 

Would you rather read only 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?

oh, 5 books a weeks. I can’t survive with only 5 pages per day!

 

Would you rather be a professional author or reviewer?

I think I would enjoy both very much, but being author is my dream. So that’s an easy pick, professional author.

 

Would you rather be a librarian or a book seller?

In both case you get to talk about books and give recommendation, but I think I would rather be a book seller. I think. But hey, give me any job related to books and i’d be happy.

 

Would you rather read only your favorite genre or every genre but your favorite?

omg. This questions is impossible to answer. What can I say…um… I guess i’ll have to go with every genre because it gives me more possibilities. But I would be really, really, really, really sad.

 

Would you rather read only e-books or physical books?

Ouf, an easy question to end this tag! I would OBVIOUSLY pick physical books because how can you not. they are so pretty. ♥

 

Review : Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate 

“Paloma High School is ordinary by anyone’s standards. It’s got the same cliques, the same prejudices, the same suspect cafeteria food. And like every high school, every student has something to hide—whether it’s Kat, the thespian who conceals her trust issues onstage; or Valentine, the neurotic genius who’s planted the seed of a school scandal.
When that scandal bubbles over, and rumors of a teacher-student affair surface, everyone starts hunting for someone to blame. For the unlikely allies at the heart of it all, the collision of their seven ordinary-seeming lives results in extraordinary change”

  
I have to say i really was not expecting much when i started this book. First, contemporary is really not my favorite genre. Second, this book has seven POVs, seven characters…and it’s a short book. I was afraid that the characterization wouldn’t be well done and define, but i was wrong. So wrong. This books has some of the most interesting characters I have read about in a contemporary. Most of them were fascinating and they all had their very own personal voice. The diversity was also very nice, It was my first book with a pansexual character. It was so interesting to see the seven deadly sins fit in the story, i loved seeing how each charater had a sin and how it was visible in their personality. The storyline was also really fun to follow even if it had nothing original. I felt like this book had alot to say about society, about how we act as a group but also how everybody has their own little personal war. The ending was very satisfying, but i’m not going to lie, i wanted more. I absolutely love the writing style. I’m looking foward to everything Redgate will write in the future. 

This book was a lovely surprise, i highly recommend it. I will be rereading it in the near future that’s for sure. The characters were amazing and just for that, you should read it.

Seven Ways We Lie : 4.5/5

Review : Untold (The Lynburn Legacy #2) by Sarah Rees Brennan

“It’s time to choose sides…. 
On the surface, Sorry-in-the-Vale is a sleepy English town. But Kami Glass knows the truth. Sorry-in-the-Vale is full of magic. In the old days, the Lynburn family ruled with fear, terrifying the people into submission in order to kill for blood and power. Now the Lynburns are back, and Rob Lynburn is gathering sorcerers so that the town can return to the old ways.
But Rob and his followers aren’t the only sorcerers in town. A decision must be made: pay the blood sacrifice, or fight. For Kami, this means more than just choosing between good and evil. With her link to Jared Lynburn severed, she’s now free to love anyone she chooses. But who should that be?”

  
I’m not going to lie guys, this was such a let down. I have LOVED the first book in this series and i was really excited to pick up the sequel….but sadly, this is not what i was hoping for. What i’m about to say has spoilers if you haven’t read the first one, so if you don’t want to know anything, please stop reading now……ok? lets talk. So, one of the things i really like from the first book was Kami and Jared’s connection. It was what made this whole series so special and fun, so i was pissed when they broke the connection at the end if book 1. In this second book, i felt like because they didn’t have it anymore, it didn’t have that special something that madd the story so original. I missed the link between these two characters and what it added to the plot. Also, i felt like nothing very exciting was happening. i was bored during some part. I really didn’t care much about the romance and i ABSOLUTELY dislike the love triangle….i hate it because it’s obvious who she’s going to pick, so the whole Kami/Ash romantic storyline is just pointless. I also felt like Kami was not as awesome in this book, i don’t know why, maybe it’s just me. It’s like something was missing from her character (maybe her connection with Jared? i really don’t have an answer to be honest). I did enjoyed the general gothic vibe of the story and the writing was great, i just wish the story went in an other direction, i think. 

I didn’t hate this book, it had a couple of great parts and fun twits, but it was such a let down from the first book that it’s hard for me to recommend it.

Untold : 3/5