Thursday, April 10, 2014

Review ~ SHACKLED by Angela Carling

UPDATE: THE AUTHOR JUST TOLD ME ON TWITTER THAT SHACKLED IS GOING TO BECOME A TV MOVIE!!! THIS IS SO COOL, CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT!!!

I read this book a while ago, but I figured it out that I didn't post the review on RAR!  Shackled is a very good book and it isn't so well known in the reading world. I hope that many of you will give it a try after reading my review!



SHACKLED is one of the best books I have EVER read. After reading it, I became an emotional wreck. The story is so complex and beautiful, you will beg for more, believe me. But the most important thing is that Shackled has an important message for everybody. Unfortunately, nowadays, many girls are in Lucy’s situation and it’s not OK. If you read this book, you will be dumbfounded.

Everything changed when Lucy Taylor moved with her family in a new town. She was the new girl and HE put his eyes on her.



Ryan Hillstead was exactly the type of boy who Lucy wanted. He was handsome, smart and educated. He and Lucy developed a beautiful relationship and I must confess that at the beginning I loved Ryan too. This sounds perfect, doesn’t it? But it definitely isn’t. Here comes the hard part: Ryan was very jealous and he acted like a possesive guy everytime Lucy was around Mason (or other boys), his best friend. Mason loved Lucy, but he respected her and he never tried to stole her from Ryan.



Ryan’s father, Mark, was a sick man. He taught his son that women must be dominated and kept against their will. He gave Ryan a tracking bracelet for Lucy and he put a GPS in her phone. They were insane! The serious part was that May, Ryan’s mother, was in the same situation. She wore a tracking bracelet for many years.



When Lucy discovered the real Ryan, she was shocked because she really loved him (or at least, she thought she loved him). He became a hunter and poor Lucy was his prey. With Mason’s help, Lucy tried to get help. Did she find the help? Did Ryan and his father hurt her? So many questions and Lucy was running out of time.
In this hunting and thrilling journey, Angela Carling says the story of an innocent girl who thought that she had found love, but instead she found the big bad wolf.



Overall, Shackled is a MUST read! I just love this book with all my heart and I’m so honored that I had the opportunity to read it. It talks about abuse, domestic violence and respect. It really shattered me!


RATING


And here are some fanarts that I made a year ago for this book:



What do you say? Would you like to read Shackled?


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Stacking the Shelves


The last time I made a STS post was months ago and I feel that I must show you my new babies.



Last week I was in a short trip with my colleagues in Barcelona!!! And it was so freaking amazing and fuuuun!!! The best part of it was that I found a big library in a mall and I got some really good books. I bought Gameboard of the Gods, Panic, Frozen, Teardrop and a Sailor Moon manga  *both spanish edition*. I'm very excited about Panic due to the fact that I heard so many good oppinions about it. Also, it would be my very first Lauren Oliver book!



 Here are some books that I purchased lately. The John Green boxed set is so pretty, can't wait to read all the books. I also have two classics here that I must read for school, Silver Linings Playbook & Miss Peregrine (can't believe I didn't know that Ransom Riggs is Tahereh Mafi's husband-INSANE!!!) 


I won this pretty book at a contest last month! And I adore it<3 the cover, the content, everything 



That's my week for books.  What about you?  Leave us comments, we love comments!



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lyrics and Books (2) - The Disappearing Girl


We should go on with this rubric, don't you think? This time I have a very beautiful song for you guys and I really hope you'll like it:

CHRISTINA PERRI - HUMAN


Amazing, right? Well, I think this song fits perfectly with THE DISAPPERING GIRL by Heather Topham Wood, which is one of my favorite books Read my 5 stars review HERE




When I listen the lyrics of the song, I think about Kayla and all the problems she faced and confronted, her relationship with Cam and their ending. If you read the book, you will understand me. Otherwise, buy it and read it. This book deserves to be more popular because it's a great read! 

Not talking about Christina's voice - PURE PERFECTION! You should listen to all of her songs, they're addictive!



But I'm only human

And I bleed when I fall down
I'm only human
And I crash and I break down
Your words in my head, knives in my heart
You build me up and then I fall apart
I'm only human, yeah


I'm only human
I'm only human
Just a little human


What do you think about the song/book?



Saturday, February 15, 2014

Life After TFiOS


I read TFiOS by John Green a week ago and I still can't recover after it. I'm pretty sure the majority of you understand my feelings regarding this book. And if you don't, then grab the book and read it. Because it's one of the most beautiful books that exist in this world. (WARNING: TAKE A BIG BOX OF WIPES WHEN YOU START READING IT)
I have never cried so much after finishing a book and it's insane! John Green is one hell of an author! My feelings towards him are so mixed up *sighs*

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

I'm not happy about the ending, but I think that's the reason why TFiOS is such an epic book   Hazel and Gus' story is so beautiful and moving that I can't even explain in words how they made me feel. Gus is an amazing book boyfriend, he is so funny and attractive, the perfect match for Hazel. She is a true heroine in this book, smart and strong till the end. 

“I'm on a roller coaster that only goes up," he said. 

"And it is my privilege and my responsibility to ride all the way up with you," I said.” 

“What a slut time is. She screws everybody.” 

After I finished the book, I looked at the trailer for like 1.000.000 of times ♥ and cried myself to death again. I just couldn't take that it is over. Over for me, over for Haze and Gus. Can't wait to see the movie in June, I know it's gonna be epic! 



But what about you? Have you loved or hated this book? Let's discuss :*