Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Review - ”Our demons, best friends” by Diana T. Scott

I have no words to describe this wonderful book, which in a majestically way managed to change my life in a matter of days and left me begging for more. You know, I read a lot of love stories in the last 3 years or so, and each one of them was cute and entertained me, but I can count the ones that really stayed in my heart just with the fingers from one hand. Ava and Sebastian's story is unique, special and absolutely breathtaking and my favorite at this very moment. There is no doubt it will stay in my heart forever. 

When I received the book, I knew I was going to like it, but never did I imagine that I will love it so much. „Our demons, best friends” (best book title ever, btw) is a story about life, love, loss, grief and hope and so many other important things. The main characters are complex, strong and the way Diana made them evolve in the book pleased me so much. Ava and Sebastian are two wounded people, with demons well hidden in their hearts and they find each other only to change each other's lives, so that in the end they become more powerful and finally, to make peace with themselves.

Ava is a first year resident and her determination for becoming a great doctor mostly comes from her twin sister Ally, who died years ago, leaving her empty on the inside. She always keeps this secret to herself...well, until she meets Sebastian. But he is no better than her. Sebastian is a second year resident, who the majority of the time keeps himself away from people and likes to deal with his own demons alone, just like Ava does. They fall in love with each from the first time they meet in the cafeteria, but the path to hapiness is long and sprinkled with hard, dark times. Slowly (but surely), Sebastian lets Ava in his life, making her to discover his less grumpy side. However, he is so afraid to acknowlege his feelings for her that he pushes Ava away, even though he wants her with his whole heart. Because of his confusing acts, the girl soon starts to believe that he doesn't like her at all, so she decides to resign herself with the thought that she will never have him the way she wants. But do not worry, because at the end of the book Sebastian resolves this problem in a very swoon worthy way ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

“My demons love your demons like crazy” 

Even though my favorite characters are A and S, I can not help but love their friends (Colin, Paige, Emily and Miles) too. They gave this precious book a touch of humor and always lightened up the mood. 

Another big plus for ODBF is the playlist the author shares with us at the end of the book. After I finished it last night, I listened to all of the nine songs and it made me feel so much better. I already knew some of them and some I've just discovered, but anyway, they were perfect for this story. It was like I could understand the characters' feelings better and live their story once again, just by listening the lyrics.

All in all, I highly recommend you this book. It's AMAZING!!!

Just a few of my favorite songs that inspired this awesomeness:


Monday, July 7, 2014

Review - We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

When I picked up We Were Liars, I didn't know nothing about it. I read that John Green recommended it and I thought it'd be good. But HOLY COW, IT WAS FREAKING AMAZING!!! This book is like a bomb and it exploded in my hands! It shattered my mind and made me cry like a baby in the end! 

Oh God, from where do I start?

The book didn't capture my full attention from the very beginning, it took me a while to get comfortable with the entire Sinclair family. This very powerful, big and wealthy family composed by the Liars (Cadence - first grandchild, Gat - who was like Johnny's stepbrother, and her cousins Mirren and Johnny), their grandpa and grandma Harris & Tipper Sinclair, Carrie - Johnny's mother, Penny - Cadence's mother, Bess - Mirren's mother and Bess and Carrie's other kids (4 more kids, to be exactly). 


The story is told from Cadence's POV, about how she suffers a strange accident on Beechwood Island (the Sinclair's private island) on summer fifteen and how she tries to remember everything. Before the accident, she and her friends are inseparable, they do everything together because they are the LIARS. But something goes wrong and they do something bad, like really BAD. Then Cad's found almost dead on the tiny beach with a damaged brain. 

“I'll be fine, they tell me. I won't die. It'll just hurt a lot.” 

For two years, the girl doesn't return on the island and doesn't remain in touch with the Liars. Till she decides that she must return to clarify things.

From now on, the story gets better and better. I won't say anything about it because it's very complicated. The author leads you in the wrong direction of the story, you think you know what will happen in the end, but you are so WRONG! You can't predict that bloody ending! AND IT HURTS PEOPLE, IT REALLY HURTS!!! 

“They know that tragedy is not glamorous. They know it doesn't play out in life as it does on a stage or between the pages of a book. It is neither a punishment meted out nor a lesson conferred. Its horrors are not attributable to one single person. Tragedy is ugly and tangled, stupid and confusing.”

“Here I am frozen, when I deserve to burn.”

Like I already said, I cried while reading the last 20 pages. And after I finished it, I was relieved, sad and happy at the same time. I love books that give me all the feels, they're simply great!

I think I forgot to mention that we also have a forbidden love story here between Cad and Gat. I say forbidden because they never get a chance to be together, and Cad's family doesn't really like Gat (he's black and not an authentic Sinclair). This adds more mystery to the story and makes it more interesting.

“One day I looked at Gat, lying in the Clairmont hammock with a book, and he seemed, well, like he was mine. Like he was my particular person.”



What's your opinion about WE WERE LIARS? Have you read it?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer Giveaway

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Booktalks #1 For or against vampires?

Hey everyone! Here's the first post for out #booktalks new rubric: for or against vampires? 

I, contrary to many people, don't like vampires that much. The majority of books I read (books with vampires) are just very uninteresting, boring and lame. The same stupidities with blood suckers and failed love stories between vampires and mortals everywhere (no offenses meant). For example, I couldn't manage to read The Vampire Diaries by L.J.Smith. The TV series is really great, but the books are just...ugh...boring (same case with True Blood: amazing show, very complicated books). 

Then is the Evernight series by Claudia Gray. I read the first two volumes and I'm like...

The main character, Bianca, is probably the lamest and most annoying vampire female ever! For her own good, she should just disappear in the nowhere. Together with her pretty boy, Lucas. If the books get any better by the third volume, you'll let me know. 

Of course that there are also good books with vampires, like the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. I only read the first two book and a little bit from the third, but the writing is absolutely amazing and the characters are very strong. Rose is the bad-ass heroine that every book needs.

Another book I read, and I highly recommend is ReVamped by Ada Adams. 

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Dawn is definitely my favorite character. She is a powerful and smart vampire. She is bad-ass! After her, Sebastian (the male interest in this book) won my heart. He is the bad boy type, but in the same time he is kind and sensible. The other characters were amazing, too. Some of them made me laugh, some of them made me cry and some of them made me scream (yeah, I love them). You should give it a try!

In conclusion, no vampire lover here. Just the idea of fangs and blood gets me nervous.

How about you? Are vampires your favorite creatures in books? What good books with vampires would you recommend us?

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