Sunday, March 13, 2016

Chat Love Review

Chat Love 

by Justine Faeth

City girl Lucia is having trouble finding a man. With a few nudges from her friends, she decides to try out Chat Love, an online dating service for New Yorkers. Hilarity ensues with one disastrous date after another…where do these men come from? Mars? Certainly not Manhattan! She finally meets someone from work who is almost perfect, but decides to move on as he’s still seeing other women. She keeps in contact with a man named Jack on the Chat Love site. Could he be the one? What about her love interest at work? Just like the lovable cast of characters from Sex and the City, Lucia is Carrie, a stylish woman who has found her “Mr. Big” but can’t seem to get him to commit. Danni is Samantha, who loves to have fun and is wild and promiscuous. Autumn is Charlotte, desperate to meet the right man and settle down. Skyler is Miranda, level-headed and quick to offer advice. Will these ladies ever find love? Will Lucia find her man? Chat Love will give you something to talk about!

3.84/5

Source: Goodreads


My review



I really love it. It has everything that good Chick-lit should has. Drama, romance, more drama, romance and romance some more.

This book sucked me in!! I would recommend it for summertime reading, it's just this kind of a book you read on a beach while you getting tan.

I loved all the characters, even crazy family of Lucia :).

Don't know what else to write, just read it yourself and enjoy not yet discovered-great Chick-lit.

Kaya

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Book release

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1)

by Cassandra Clare 

The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel.


It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.



Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions…



Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?

4.57/5

Published March 8th 2016

(source: Goodreads)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Raw Review

Raw (RAW Family, #1) 

by Belle Aurora 


Growing up the way I did, you’d think I’d be more screwed up than what I actually am. Soon as I turned sixteen, I left that bump in the road I called home and took my chances on the street. Best decision I ever made. Now, at the age of twenty six, I’m educated, employed and damn good at my job. My friends have become my family. Like me, they know what it’s like to grow up unloved. 

But the saying is true.
The world makes way for those who know where they are going.

That’s me. I know where I’m going and I’ll get there eventually. On my own terms and at my own pace.
But then there’s him. I feel his eyes on me. I see him hiding in plain sight. He watches me. He makes me feel. It’s unconventional. But it’s real. I’m sure you’re wondering how a person falls in love with their stalker. So am I.

This isn’t a story.
This is my life.

4.25/5
(source: Goodreads)

My review

It's hard to write the review for this book, not because it was a good book, but cause it was so bad. It was so bad that I even don't know why i finished it.
I don't want to write too much in case someone wants to read it, but let's start with Lexi.

Lexi stands for good and she is a social worker for kids that are in the system, she wants to help them, she wants to find a good job for them and she is doing everything that is in her power that ''her kids'' don't end up dealing. 
Twitch is her stalker. She sees him everywhere, but he doesn't bother her. When she gets attacked (almost raped) Twitch saved her and he takes her home. 
 Okay, i thought that maybe he is good, but let's get something straight, she doesn't tell  him where she lives or where is her room in the apartment, but he just knows it. Okay, maybe steal not just that creepy, but what about the fact that Twitch hired the guy who almost rape her? or that He wanted a revenge on her because when they were a little she showed him kindness?   
Book is getting a little stranger with every page. 
Remember how Lexi was against drugs and dealing ? Twitch is a fucking  Drug Lord millionaire!! 
Not to mention that Twitch gave a job one of the Lexi's ''kid'' and he got shot-dead when dealing whent wrong. And Lexi new about the job. 
She didn't care she was hard core fucking Twitch. I wasn't that turn off about all those crazy fucked up sex scenes.
I was turn off how author wrote Lexi. 
Lexi without thinking stops eating pills and of course she gets pregnant. That part was confusing, cause she didn't know about her future with Twitch and let's face it he was a crazy man, he couldn't even buy a friggin' milk at the grocery store that's how much he was screw up. So why did she do that. 
And then about of the sudden Twitch died.
And 5 years later Lexi visited his grave with her son, thinking how love of her life was dead, but Twitch was watching her and his son at the distance, he was fudging alive, 5 years late and she didn't know.  

Everything is wrong in this book except sex scenes (well everyone has their own taste), but don't mind me read it for yourself and then make your own opinion. 

3/5
Kaya




Book quote

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 

Monday, January 11, 2016

5 Years of Across the Universe

Hi owls, haven't posted here in a while. But today I decided I am going to, because today we're celebrating 5 years since Across the Universe trilogy has embraced this world. 


Beth Revis wrote so nicely what this day means to her. And Beth I am so thankful that you didn't listen to that professional, I am so happy you decided you are going to publish this wonderful book anyway! For that you are my inspiration. You tell us not to give up in so many ways, in so many words and I am so thankful for you. 

Across the Universe was my first love, my first book that showed science fiction can be really good in books and not only in movies and tv shows. I have fallen in love with your books and your writing style over and over again. And I think you will always be one of my favourite authors.


I also want to thank your fear that has made you publish AtU. And to people who say fear only makes you weak, fear makes you stronger and it gives you courage :) 

Help Beth celebrate this awesome day by heading over to her site and entering the giveaway! 

Have a nice rest/start of the day!

Kat

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Off the subject, but not so off

The 5th Wave, Movie



Based on a book: The 5th wave by Rick Yancey 

Synopsis:

In the new film The 5th Wave, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (ChloĆ« Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him.

Cast:
Chloƫ Grace Moretz
Liev Schreiber
Nick Robinson
Alex Roe
Maika Monroe
Maggie Siff
Maria Bello
Ron Livingston


Coming in Theaters : 2016 

Friday, July 3, 2015

The 5th Wave Review

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1) by Rick Yancey 

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.

Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
(Source: Goodreads)


4.16/5
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My review

This book is as mind blowing as it is heart wrenching. It messes up with your head until you don't know what is and what is not. I've been reading it since yesterday and couldn't put it down until few minutes ago when I turned the last page. And what the heck?! I thought I still have few pages to read and when I turn the page Acknowledgements comes up. 
I don't know what to say without spoiling anything. Let's see... I guess The 5th Wave is your typical Aliens came to our Earth to destroy everything we hold dear and yada yada yada. But every now and then when you are discovering the truth along with the characters, that's where it gets interesting. The plot twists are so refined and casually slipped in between the lines you have to stop and read the whole damn page again if you don't want to miss something. And the clues are out in the open, but you still miss them. You probably have no idea what I'm talking about right? Well, you gotta read the book and you'll see for yourself. 
There's a different story told by different characters. Each of them tells their version of the story, how they got to the point they did and what they did. The main two characters are Cassie and Ben and their promise to little Sammy. I like it how the story built up to this peak when their stories intertwined. It was nicely written. 
But still, the whole story is about uniting together and defeating the evil forces but at the same time it tells you what is happening in the background, in people's heads when they do unimaginable things when they are forced to decide.


Monday, June 22, 2015

The Raven Boys Review

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.
His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn't believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.    (Source: Goodreads)

4.02/5
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My review

Let me just start by saying - the cover is to die for! It was partially why I picked this book out. And because it was promising a mystery and adventure. I just hoped it wouldn't be filled with this lovey-dovey crap because I get a lot of that from other fantasy books.
I admit that at first I didn't really understand what I was reading, I mean I had to get used to Maggie's writing style - it's a very special one and feels so fresh to be reading like that. It almost feels like you're reading poetry. Almost, since you still get the feeling you are reading a book. Just not an ordinary one.
I liked the characters, every one of them was unique in their own way and had a personality which defined them. The names she picked were also kind of poetic and extraordinary. I just couldn't identify myself with Gansey sometimes, although he is a very interesting character. But it seems so unusual for him to behave like he is 70 and not 17. Ok, now that I think of it, we all behave sometimes like we are older/younger than we really are. And others did say, that he is an old soul trapped in a young man's body. The person I could identify myself with the most, was Adam. Not so much because of the abuse, but because he was, to me, such a strong character. At home he was constantly abused and being around the Raven boys he felt like he had to try so hard and he could still not fit in. Not because of his personality, but because of his family, his struggling, and the part about having little to no money did not help at all. He was always trying to be his best, not just around Gansey or Blue, but at home too. It's so wonderful to read about the characters who struggle so much and they still have in them to be strong for themselves, and for others too. And the part, when he did what he did, I understand it. I understand that need to do everything by yourself and not be dependent on anybody. And, the most important, having your own free will.
All in all, the story did deliver mystery, adventure, little-to-no romance and a lot about friendship.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

City of Heavenly Fire Review

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare

In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother.
Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.
The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris - but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?
When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee - even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned...

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!  (source: Goodreads)

4.49/5
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My review

After week and a half I was finally finished with the book at 4 in the morning. I must say, after the last page I just looked at a wall. Seriously. If someone came in to my room, they would have definitely thought I was high and hallucinating. 
And listening to Trey's Slow Motion (I do not know why, don't ask me this) I really did feel a bit high. And, it was after all 4 in the morning. But mostly sad. And happy too. Happy, because this part of my life (my teenager self adored this series, but as I grew up I moved to other books and authors) was finally over. When I was 17 and discovered this series I knew I was in serious trouble because all the time I was thinking about it and was re-reading my favourite scenes. And I legit cried at THE part with Jace in City of Glass, if you know what I mean. But, again, as I was growing up I really didn't like Clare's writing style anymore, it was so annoying at times that I just had to put the book aways and pick it up sometime (day) later. I feel sad, because part of me will like this series always. Ok, maybe because when you've been reading a series for so long it does feel like you died a little inside? I don't know... Probably.
On to the book review we go. I didn't like many things about the last book if I'm honest. 700+ pages? Really? I was scared when I started reading because knowing Clare, I knew there's going to be so much drama. And well, she delivered. A hell of a lot drama *wink wink* - which was too much. We could compare Clare to George R. R. Martin - she too likes her characters to suffer and the only difference between those two is that Clare doesn't let many of her characters die. She just likes to see them in pain. And us, oh and mostly us. Cassie if you're reading this - why the hell are you doing this to us? Are you, like a demon or something? That kind that feeds on humans emotions, mostly pain?
The second thing that bothered me were the long ass descriptions at the wrong moments. Who has time to think about the scenery when he/she is about to die? I love long ass descriptions, don't get me wrong, but if they are at the most ridiculous times I'm not going to like the book. And they were in this book. If she cut out the long and exhausting portrayal of so many freaking d e s c r i p t i o n s, the book would probably be lighter for 200 pages. Just saying.
Ok, if you haven't read the book yet, do not read this paragraph!!! I think, the most ridiculous thing that happened in this book was when Jace brought a condom to hell. Are you kidding me? Who, when he is about to go to defeat the greatest enemy Shadowhunters ever faced, would bring a condom to hell? A condom. I just can't get past this.... I'm so sorry, but it really was that ridiculous. I gotta give it to Jace though, that kid came totally prepared. 
Ok, you can open your eyes again. I'm going to stop with the bad things, because then it would be really ridiculous why I give CoHF 3.5 stars, since I did, in general, enjoy reading it. It was quite enjoyable, filled with happy and sad moments. Lot's of new characters were introduced and I liked that it was jumping from one POV to the other. Especially liked the ending, with all of them gathered together and having good time. And I did shed two or three tears. Ok, maybe 102.


Friday, February 20, 2015

The Friday 56 (4)


The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda at Freda's Voice.

Here are the rules:
  1. Grab a book, any book.
  2. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
  3. Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you.
  4. Post it.
  5. Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.
Week number 4 choice:


"And what does it take to protect the things we hold dear?" he asked. His voice sounded like someone else's. He ground his teeth together to keep them from chattering. Something was wrong with him. Powerfully wrong.
"Sacrifice," Marcus said, steady as rock.