Review : Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Kaufman and Kristoff

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion. When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.
But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.
Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless. 

Oh, this series just keeps getting better and better. I mean, what a crazy ride. It’s intense, dark, insane. The second part of this novel was just EPIC. The storyline is not really THAT original, but the concept, the characters, the writing, all this makes it such an incredible book. It’s plot twist after plot twist, you just don’t get a break. And that ending? O.O I wannnnt mooooore. My favorite part is the characters. following Nik and Hanna was just an absolute blast. I love them both. Their chemistry was perfect, it was so fun to see them flirt and joke around. Hanna is a badass, awesome, main girl. I loved her. And Nik, #bookboyfriend. ❤ He’s incredible, i loved everything about him and gosh did i wanted more. I also have to mention the art, Mary Lu did such an great job! 

all i have left to say is that i’m LOVING this series. It’s such a dark and fun sci-fi novel. So good. read it

Gemina : 4/5

Review : Girl Online by Zoe Sugg.

“I had no idea GirlOnline would take off the way it has – I can’t believe I now have 5432 followers, thanks so much! – and the thought of opening up to you all about this is terrifying, but here goes…

Penny has a secret.
Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family – and the panic attacks she’s suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. Suddenly Penny is falling in love – and capturing every moment of it on her blog.
But Noah has a secret too. One that threatens to ruin Penny’s cover – and her closest friendship – forever. ”

I never really planned on reading this book. Even if i love Zoe, this book never really got my attention…but when i got a free copy in exchange of a review, i decided to give it a chance. i have to say, this book left me empty. The first thing i notice was how poorly written this book is. The style was just, i don’t know, too easy? I have seen magnificent writing in YA. Beautiful words telling incredible story. Girl Online was not one of them. I guess i could’ve forgiven the bad style if the rest was okay, but what we have here is a cliché love story. Clumsy girl falls for mysterious boy and bla bla bla. Some parts made me roll my eyes so hard, i couldn’t believe it. Also, you guys know how i dislike instant love, which is exactly what we have here. i didn’t believe in their love. Yes, it’s kind of cute, but also very cheesy. Nothing original. it was great having a main character with anxiety, since i suffered panic attacks too i could relate to Penny on this part. That doesn’t mean i like her very much, actually she annoyed me a little. 

So, yeah…Girl Online didn’t work for me. i can’t recommend it and i won’t be reading the second book in the series. To be honest, i’m actually glad i got it for free. 

Girl Online : 2/5

The one with the first snow.


Dear Monday,

Today, you came around with a friend. When i woke up this morning, all i could see and think about was the snow falling from the sky. I was mad. I hate snow. I am not made for cold weather. It didn’t help either that the bus i usually take to get to work never came. So, there i was standing in the snow, shaking from the cold, hating you, Monday. I stood there for an hour. Yup. No buses. No cabs available. Nothing. What a glorious way to start off your week. I finally got to work at 9:20 instead of 8h. 

What a day. So many little things went wrong…now i just can’t wait to be home.

The only good thing about snow, Monday, is the fact that it makes me excited for christmas. Snow makes every decorations look 10x better, 10x more christmasy. 

Be nicer to me next week, Monday, please.

Yours Truly,

Sarah.

Review : Dead Girl Society by Michelle Krys

You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one, and come alone. If you dare.Hope is sick of everyone treating her like she’s breakable. Sure, she has cystic fibrosis (basically really bad lungs), but she’s tired of being babied by her mom and her overprotective best friend, Ethan, not to mention worrying about paying for her expensive medication and how she’s going to afford college. And she’s bored with life in her run-down New Orleans suburb.
When an invitation arrives from a mysterious group that calls itself the Society, Hope jumps at the chance for some excitement. This could be her ticket out. All she has to do is complete a few dares and she might win some real money.

But the Society isn’t all it seems . . . and soon Hope finds that playing the game isn’t a choice—it’s a requirement. 

I love Michelle Krys. I love her stories and her writing and the way she creates good characters. Dead Girl Society was an absolute pleasure to jump into. I knew from the first page that I was in for a fun ride. Her writing is gripping and makes all of her books hard to put down. I was hooked from the start. The storyline was very well-done. Fun, fast-paced and intriguing. The mystery was interesting, i couldn’t wait to figure out who was being all this. Doubting every characters, blaming even my favorite. Our main character was so great. I really like her voice. She was smart and lovely, she sounded real. Human. With flaws and strengths. As for the side characters, i have nothing bad to say. They make such a good cast of people for this story. 

I can only recommend this book, it was fun and entertaining. Good mystery. Good romance. Well-done storyline. Great characters. I love it.

Dead Girls Society: 4.5/5

The one when i always want to say no.

dear Monday,

Sorry I haven’t wrote to you in many months, hope you don’t hate me. I felt the inspiration come back not to long ago, so here I am, writing to you again. I want to talk about anxiety, mostly about the horrifying need of always saying no. I’m not the most social person, far from it really. When I get ask if I want to go out, do something, my first answer will be yes. Sure, I want to go out. Sure, lets do something. Why not. That’s what normal people do. They go out, have fun, enjoy life. But something usually happens in my brain between the moment I say yes and the time of the activity. I change my mind. I don’t want to go out, I don’t want to see people. I freak out for nothing. I want to hide. I want to say no. Sometimes I find an excuse, get myself out of this situation…and sometimes I can’t get out of the situation. I get more and more anxious until the moment I meet up with the people and than….nothing happens. It’s fine. It’s fun. I enjoy myself more than expected.

So, Monday, why do I keep wanting to say no?

Yours truly,
Sarah.

PS. Here’s a picture of my Friday night. The one I so wanted to say no to this week. I’m glad I didn’t because I would have miss this glorious food :