Review : The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets.Caden is a Nice: the boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: the brooding, dark-souled guy who is dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose the Nice or the Bad? Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be—whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die.
What the boys don’t expect are feelings that are outside of their training. Feelings that could kill them both. 

First, i have to say that i have read some reviews on Goodreads and i know this book wasn’t for everyone. There’s alot of mixed opinion with this one, but it worked very well for me. i had an amazing time reading this story. The concept was fun, entertaining and original. I finished it in one sitting and i enjoyed it alot. I do wish our characters were a bit more developed, i think that’s one of the things i was really missing. I wanted more from them. Especially Natalie. Her character could have been freaking epic, but meh. Also, the whole “cheating” part really pissed me off, i don’t want to say any spoilers, but gosh, DO NOT ACTED LIKE CHEATING IS OKAY. Caden and Dylan were both okay, i liked how it played with YA clichés and obviously i enjoyed how the author took the love triangle and push it in a very interesting direction. There’s  alot of hot shirtless dudes and lets be honest, i was fine with that. The writing style itself was okay, it did need a bit more of world building in my opinion. I also would have like some chapters from Dylan POV, i wanted to see him play the game and get into his head a little. We barely got to know him. 

Overall, i enjoyed that book, but it’s far from perfect. There’s a couple of plot holes and it lacks of world building. I’m pretty sure not everybody will enjoy it, but i really did.

The Love Interest: 3.5/5

Review : There’s Someone Inside your House by Stephanie Perkins

Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.
One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

The book comes out in September 2017

I had to stop and think about this one before writing my review. It’s not that dislike it, i actually enjoyed some of it, but there’s a couple of things that annoyed me enough to bring the rating down. First, this is not horror. This is a romance novel place in a horror setting. It has some good horror scenes, some gory chapters, but most of it is push aside by the main love story. I liked the “scream” vibe we had in the first chapter, but it all fade away, and only cames back for the finale. I was hoping for just a tiny bit more at the end. Makani and Ollie were okay, but i still didn’t have a very big attachment. It’s was hard to care for any of the characters really because these two were the only ones we had any kind of development. So when one of them died, i had no emotions. i just didn’t care, and i think this is an important factor for a well-done slasher, you have to care when people die. My other problem is the whole killer revelations….because one, it came way too early in the story in my opinion, two, i was like who the hell is that?! 

Overall, i think this book was okay, i was just expecting more horror less romance, and characters i would actually care about. 

There’s Some Inside Your House : 3/5

Review : We’ll Never be Apart Emiko Jean

Murder. Fire. Revenge. 

That’s all seventeen-year-old Alice Monroe thinks about. Committed to a mental ward at Savage Isle, Alice is haunted by memories of the fire that killed her boyfriend, Jason. A blaze her twin sister Cellie set. But when Chase, a mysterious, charismatic patient, agrees to help her seek vengeance, Alice begins to rethink everything. Writing out the story of her troubled past in a journal, she must confront hidden truths.
Is the one person she trusts only telling her half the story? Nothing is as it seems in this edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller from the debut author Emiko Jean. 

This book just didn’t work for me. I was hoping for a creepy and dark book, what i got was a predictable and dull story. I figured out the twist simply by reading the description, and that’s not something you want. The more i read, the more i was hoping i was wrong. I wasn’t… it’s déjà-vue, it’s predictable, it’s also a bit unrealistic. No way would people locked up in a mental institute would just be able to walk around so easily around the place. The epilogue was absolutely not necessary, feels like it just cancelled the last chapter. The characters were meh, i didn’t care for any of them. The writing was okay, i think i would read something else by the writer. 

I’m sad to say i will quickly forget this book. I always feel bad saying this, but this book is not one i can recommend.

We’ll Never be Apart : 2/5

Review : Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2) by V. E. Schwab

KATE HARKER isn’t afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she’s good at it.
AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims’ inner demons.
Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within? 

Everything Victoria Schwab writes is magical. Simply magical. And this book was  absolutely fantastic. Flawless. From start to end, this book was an epic ride. It’s dark, it’s heavy, it’s entertaining as hell. And that ending is just heartbreaking and kind of perfect for this story even if it hurt to admit. My favorite part is the characters. I love them all. Kate and August are incredible. Both of them in their own way. There’s so much strength and sadness in these two main characters. The villain are amazing. Sloan may be one of my new favorite bad guys. He is so evil, so interesting, and i just love him. I can’t believe this is the end of the series, i want more. Her writing is just perfect. I’m such a big fan of her  style and she will always be one of my favorite writer. it’s beautiful, poetic and dark. I love it, i love her, i love everything about this story.

Our Dark Duet : 5/5

Tattoo Stories – Part 1

Tattoo Stories is going to be a series of posts where I talk a little about my tattoos. I have a couple of them and i think it’s always interesting to see why people get them.

Lets start with tattoo number 1, This little guy : 

My little star was actually my first tattoo. I was only 17 years old and to be honest, at first, it didn’t mean much. I got a star because i found it cute and i just really wanted a tattoo. Now, this little one means so much to me. You see, since i was only 17, i needed a parent autorisation. My parents didn’t mind at all the tattoo, but since they were both at work, my grandfather came with me. My grandfather was one of the most curious human being i ever had in my life. So obviously, the second we walked into this dark and weird place where the people who worked there had devil horns and very graphic tattoos, my grandfather started asking questions. Everybody there was so nice and didn’t mind much all the questions, plus it made me less nervous. I will forever remember this day everytime i see this little star. 

My grandfather passed away 3 years ago and i still think of him everyday.  He was such a important part of my life, especially when i was a kid, bringing me and my brother on adventures around the city. I miss him.

So, here it is. Tattoo story number one, the star that makes me think of my curious grandfather ❤ 

Review : The Fuck – it List by Julie Halpern

“Alex’s father recently died in a car accident. And on the night of his funeral, her best friend Becca slept with Alex’s boyfriend. So things aren’t great. Alex steps away from her friendship with Becca and focuses on her family. But when Alex finally decides to forgive Becca, she finds out something that will change her world again—Becca has cancer. 
So what do you do when your best friend has cancer? You help her shave her head. And then you take her bucket list and try to fulfill it on her behalf. Because if that’s all you can do to help your ailing friend—you do it. ”

I have a very mix relationship with this writer, so when i picked up this book, i wasn’t so sure what would happened. But i really enjoyed it. I found it fun and entertaining. It was a super quick read too. The storyline was interesting enough to follow. i have to say i wasn’t a big fan of the romance, but i didn’t dislike it enough to stop me from reading it. I just found it a bit, i don’t know, easy at the start?! Maybe it’s just me, it alot more graphic than what i’m used to with YA which i think was actually a good thing. Added something more to the story. The whole “Fuck it list” aspect was great, i love a good bucket list storyline. Add a strong friendship and some great characters and i am sold. Alex was awesome. She is strong, fun and a horror movie fan. To which i could related. I love her humour and her personality. I just really enjoyed her in general. 

Overall, i had a great time reading this short little book. 

The Fuck – it list : 4/5

Review : A Conjuring of Light (A Darker Shade of Magic # 3) by Victoria Schwab

Witness the fate of beloved heroes – and enemies.

The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

Kell – once assumed to be the last surviving Antari – begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?

Lila Bard, once a commonplace – but never common – thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.

And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay. 

ahhh, Miss Schwab. I love you. I love your work and your characters. I know this is suppose to be a review for the last book, but it’s really more a love letter to the whole series. It’s one of my favorite and i just can’t believe it’s over. The story was so amazing. With actions and romance (but nothing cheesy and boring), beautiful descriptions and characters, my god, characters who will stay with me for such a long time. Original and interesting. I loved them all so freaking much. I don’t want to say goodbye. *cries* The conclusion was incredible and so perfect. I couldn’t ask for anything more. I’m very happy with how it ended. I’m not saying more, you will have to read it to see. But it was amazing. My favorite thing from this whole series is the writing. Victoria’s style is everything i look for in a book. It’s beautiful and magical and poetic without being too much. She has a way with words that makes my reader’s heart so happy.

Thank you for this INCREDIBLE series. it will take me a little while to get over this beauty.

A Conjuring of Light : 5/5