Remember How It Feels to Fall in Love?
Race against the clock through a dystopian nightmare. Climb naked into an untested time machine (carrying only a seashell and a promise). Wake up twenty years younger on a tropical beach, buck naked and mortally wounded, with your heart in your throat.
This is a journey of love, loss, and redemption that will make your pulse gallop and your palms sweat, have you laughing out loud through your tears, and leave you flush with the sublime pleasure of falling in love.
Amazing! I’m so embarrassed that it took me this much to finish it. I swear that it wasn’t because of the story, college sucks! It was such an engaging story, impossible to stop reading it. I really want to continue this series because I can guarantee you that it was worthy. Even with that f***ing cliff hanger at the end, typical of every first book in a series.
It’s not the typical dystopian story and it’s not the typical sci-fi one, it was a very well-done mix between those two genres. You have romance but not tacky or chessy. Iz is a strong independent woman who can easily kick ass and survive by herself while Diego is extremely meaningful to the story and an extraordinary human being. What I truly enjoyed about this story is the fact that Iz is not a damsel in distress that needs her man to lead her and guide her to survival. Hell no! It might be the other way around...Another thing that I really adore about this story is that it’s told by many characters and not only by Iz, that gives the book a variety of points of view that makes it richer.
D.L. Orton is indeed an amazing writer! I will for sure try to continue reading this series.
"He’s first, you're next."
I won this book in a Goodreads Giveway over a month ago but as I have tons of things to read for college, I had to put it aside for a while. While I was studying I decided to take a break and I saw this book waiting for me on my bookshelf. "I'll read a few pages and then I continue reading for Spanish Grammar," I thought. BIG MISTAKE. I couldn't stop reading it. I read half of the book during that long long break and then the need to know how this story was going to end was burning my brain and didn't allow me to freaking concentrate as much as I needed to.
The story itself is so well-written that you can go through pages and pages without even noticing how much you have read. The suspense is so incredibly built that readers, of course including myself, will find hard to leave this book aside.
A huge point in favour was the fact that this story follows two characters at the same. You can see what's going on with Stacy and what's going on in her mind, and at the same time you can see how her decisions have an impact on Elizabeth's life and Elizabeth's decisions. I know this book will be on my rereads of this year.
“Me before You” by Jojo Moyes is a very hyped book and since the movie is coming out soon, I decided to give it a try. I watched and read many reviews before actually reading the book so more or less I was aware of the fact that I was going to end up crying at some point.
The story follows a very “normal” girl called Louisa who is twenty-seven years old and who has just lost her job. Her family needs the money so there is no chance for her to be picky about what or where to work (kindof). After trying a few jobs, some of them very disgusting, others not for her, she ends up going to an interview held by Mrs Traynor. Mrs Traynor’s son is a quadriplegic man and Louisa’s job is going to be taking care of him not in a physical level but more in an emotional one. She’ll be paid a really great amount of money so she accepts not without fear.
He is moody, bad-tempered and bossy towards her most of the time but their relationship starts to evolve into something else. After finding out his shocking plan, Louisa embarks on a quest to show him that he has a future beyond his wheelchair.
My rating: 4.5/5 stars
I’m going to start by naming the only part that I didn’t like or that I didn’t enjoy much. Louisa is an intelligent girl, in her own particular way; she knows that her family needs money especially because of what’s going on with her dad and sister. So, how can she be so selective when it comes to jobs? Sure, I do understand that some of the jobs were not for her, but not all of them. If your family is in need, you’ll do whatever to help. Since she is so close to her family, it felt unrealistic. That’s my only critic.
What I really love about this story is the character development and how the relationship between Louisa and Will is built. No instalove! Jojo Moyes has a very fluent and smoothly way of telling the story and the insight details of a quadriplegic life are so well portrayed that as a reader, it’s easy to see how much Jojo Moyes got involve with learning about this disability. It’s not cheesy full of cliché romantic story. It’s a heartbreaking one so be prepare to cry. The less expected character is the one expanding their views of future and life.
I love it. It's been a while since I picked up a spy thriller book but I'm glad I did. Olen Steinhauer has a marvellous way of creating suspense and getting the reader so into the story that it was very hard for me to put the book down. It's a story that has you completely hooked up since its beginning to its ending. It has a tiny cliffhanger at the end but all in all it was a good closure to a first book in a trilogy. I totally recommend it.
The story follows Milo Weaver, an ex tourist for the CIA. But when the arrest of a long-sought-after assassin sets off an investigation into a colleague, exposing new layers of intrigue in his old cases, he has no choice but to go back undercover and find out who’s been behind it all from the very beginning.