Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

            Stephanie Perkins is my new favorite author! Maybe I am little too much caught up in the romance, but HEY! It's more interesting than my life. I love being able to pick out who I think a girl is going to end up with and trying to guess what's going to happen next. Personally I hate love triangles. They make me angry. It may not be normal to yell at books at 2 AM, but that's exactly what happened. So I'm going to tell you about this AMAZING book written by this AWESOME author.
             Lola is an extraordinary girl in an ordinary world. She has two dads and she dresses up like its nobody's business. Because it isn't! She has a job and what she would call her "perfect" boyfriend. BUT when her childhood neighbors move back into the house next door, life changes. Suddenly she's trying to avoid talking to them and she's keeping secrets from her boyfriend and everything is different. Cricket, her old neighbor and past crush, may be gone to college, but he makes the trip home as often as possible to see her. Will the old flame be strike back up or will she stay with her boyfriend. Who will you ship? 
             I may hate love triangles, but I absolutely adore this book. Stephanie Perkins writes with the best fictional guys. Perfect they are not, but if they were real I would have a high respect for them AND probably fall in love with them too. Plus, Perkins had history with these characters. The way she can cause her characters to make my heart swoon with theirs... Well I couldn't put the book down. It was a good thing that I read it during my spring break and didn't have to wake up early! 
             Click Here to purchase Lola and the Boy Next Door. I promise you won't regret it! Follow to find out if Lola end up with Cricket or Max, her boyfriend. I recommend this book to all of you. It's a great book and I hope you take the opportunity to read it.

Monday, March 23, 2015

LIBRARIES and Legend

            Two weeks ago I discovered THE LIBRARY!!! That's not exactly true. I know plenty about the library, but I don't go to the library very often. Correction. I DIDN'T go to the library often. NOW I am there quite a lot. I've been there about three times in the last two weeks. That doesn't sound like a lot to me, but sometimes it takes more than a couple of days to read a book and when I get busy I won't be there so often. But because I can't afford to buy the books that I want, the library is my best friend. So now let's talk about Legend by Marie Lu:
            Day and June... Anybody know what their ship name is? (If you do not know what a ship is, it is when you think two people should be together. They do not have to be fictional, but as a fangirl of BOOKS mine are always fictional. An example of a ship name is Percabeth. Annabeth and Percy from Percy Jackson.)  Okay so maybe they won't make the best couple, but I mean the bad guy and the good guy ending up together would be great! I am going to admit that I haven't read Prodigy or Champion yet, so I am a little behind on my awesome trilogies. I am planning to and it my one of my five current reads. In other words it is on my "To Be Read" list.   
            Anyway so I am reading this book and I don't even know what it is about, but I am captured into this book. I wish I would have read it before because it tells me that my soon to be favorite character dies. That was sad. And I need to figure out how to say Metias. I don't know how to pronounce it yet. 
             Legend is about June. She is a prodigy. She is trained in the ways of the military. Day is a reknowned criminal. He lives on the street and he does all sorts of things to help people. When June's brother Metias is killed they have the chance to meet. They cross paths and secrets are spilled. Enemies are made and Allies found. Don't miss the chance this amazing book. You can get on Amazon or even at your local bookstore. I recommend this to everyone. Teens. Adults. And children too.  Here is the link to AMAZON to get it: Legend on Amazon  <---Here to get Legend 
           "If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system. That's much more powerful than rebelling outside the system." -Legend by Marie Lu

Monday, March 16, 2015

Where She Went by Gayle Formen

           The sequel to If I Stay... Where She Went
            If you have not read If I Stay please read it. The movie is good, but it really over plays the romance portion. I it is a young adult romance, but I think that FAMILY is the most important and main topic of it. Don't get me wrong, Adam is really important to Mia, but her family was the most important thing to her. If you want some good old romance Where She Went is even better than If I Stay in that aspect. Personally I like If I Stay. The balance between the romance and the rest of the book is perfect for me.
            Now lets talk solely about Where She Went. I recommend others read it. I think that it was worth reading and I have a book hangover now, but I did not like Adam's character very much in it though. He felt whiny and like he was dependent on Mia. I know that this is truly how some people are, but I felt like he could have done something about it. He was writing to Mia, but he should have made a decision to make his situation better. I think he could have fixed his situation better had he continued his life and really tried harder. Why would you basically give up on your life? I wouldn't, yet I am not a character in the book, so I couldn't make the decision for him. Overall though it was fantastic. Adam didn't bother me too much and I still ship Mia and Adam with my life. I would have preferred it if it had come from Mia's point of view because Mia has a more developed character than Adam. Gayle did a fantastic job and I hope you read it tell me what you thought about it. Show me your inner fangirl! 
            I would probably rate it a 6 or 7 out of 10. If I Stay was definitely better. I am looking forward to reading other things write by Gayle Formen and hope you decide to join me.
"You don't share me. You own me." -Where She Went (Adam)