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Month: June 2013

Review for Afterlife Academy

Review for Afterlife Academy

Afterlife Academy This was an interesting book. I like the idea of a school for kids/teenagers who die, they can finish there education there, and also get used to being dead.

I must say I didn’t like the characters, atleast until almost the ending. In the beginning.. well our girl was just a bitch, the guy was just, I don’t know what words I would describe.

Though I can somehow understand why the girl wanted to leave so badly, and didn’t want to believe it was all real, it came over as a bit forced. Also the whole she is coloured while the rest was grey, seemed a bit lame, and I might have missed it, but was it really just because she had a “”connection”” with the real world?

I kept waiting for the end to end up in a plot twist, like she survived and was just in a coma, but no..

Wade, well Wade.. I expected him to be dead to and instead of the academy that he was in Hell or something. Sadly, that wasn’t the case, he was at home, and didn’t even grief over the death of his girlfriend, and apparently he didn’t end up in prison(since he did drive without license and killed 1 person on purpose, and here I thought America was quite strict in these things).

Overall a nice short read, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

2 Stars

Review for Shadow (Paper Gods, #0.5)

Review for Shadow (Paper Gods, #0.5)

Shadow (Paper Gods, #0.5) That was an interesting prequel, I am not totally sure I am going to read the first book. While the concept was nice, it didn’t pull me in.

I liked Katie’s perspective but I didn’t like Tomohiro’s.

3 Stars

Review for The Avery Shaw Experiment

Review for The Avery Shaw Experiment

The Avery Shaw Experiment Avery Shaw, a girl who loves (as in real love) her best friend. He breaks her heart, and asks for more space.

She totally breaks down, and in her panic attack goes in the shower, were Grayson (ah Grayson, how great he is) is showering. In her panic she hugs and holds her to him, as soon as she regains her senses she notices he is naked (and has a hard-on, yes, details I didn’t want to know).

That is the beginning of a new relationship between them. Avery is mostly denying it for a big part of the book. 🙂

I loved the science fair project. Science fair sounds like fun (wish we had that here). Using the 7 stages of grief, to get through her heartbreak and be totally fixed at the end. And who is going to help her? Well of course our lovely, handsome Grayson. He will be making the tests/experiments, or as he calls them, dates.

The book is written in both Grayson’s and Avery’s perspective, switching every chapter. I at first didn’t like Grayson that much, he seemed like a pervert and dirty, but in the end, I really liked him, he was cute, and funny and he tried everything he could to make Avery happy, to get her through the 7 stages.

Avery, was a really cute, geeky and quite innocent (maybe naive) girl. I really liked how she grew, first she only loved Aiden, only wanted him and felt guilty every time Grayson did something, but in the end, she got over Aiden and went for Grayson all the way. I was cheering for Grayson a lot in the book. Hoping Avery would just understand it, would just dump that rotten boy named Aiden (yes, I don’t like Aiden, even after they made up).

This book had everything. Geeks, Science, Love, more Love, and 2 people who are just made for eachother. 🙂

Just would like to say this: I would recommend this book to everyone, it is a wonderful, sweet story.

5 Stars

Review for Gold Manor Ghost House

Review for Gold Manor Ghost House

Gold Manor Ghost House Not what I expected, not at all. I thought this would be just another good ghost story with some other elements, like a tv-series being made.

Instead I got romance (a lot), love-triangles (cliché), and some otherworldly stuff. I just felt like everything was just lumped together, a lot of time it made sense, but a lot of times it didn’t.

It was a good book though (for most). Just a shame it wasn’t what I though it was.

Though I tried to finish the book, I just couldn’t get through the last pages.

3 Stars

Review for In Too Deep

Review for In Too Deep

In Too Deep Watch out! Spoilers are all over the place.

I was hesistant to read this book. I am not really into books that feature rape. Luckily I found out this book didn’t feature rape, just a girl accidentally saying yes to people when asked vaguely about something.

Though, really that girl is an idiot. She could have fixed it days ago, fixed it all, but she just let it all come and grow. :\ I feel for Carter, he didn’t do anything (though he is mean and rotten to girls), but no one deserves a rape charge, no one deserves to be accused of such a thing. It will break his whole future, and apparently our lovely lead girl Sam, doesn’t give a damn about it or didn’t think about it.
I liked Sam in the beginning of the book, though ok, there are better ways to get your best friend to love you, and those don’t involve flirting (and potentially having sex) with another dude. Yes that might make him jealous, but also it might make him drop you.
And she should really think about, before saying yes to stuff, I know you are drunk (stupid), but atleast try to focus when people see you step out of a room, all bruised and your top is ripped. But nooo, miss Sam is drunk and totally crushed because Carter just told her she is ugly.

Thank Lord she just told the girls about it, and they are feeling all guilty (good). Though now they are planning just to continue with the whole deal, because, hey, who cares about those rumors when he is off to California in a few days.. and he has had a long time to reign the school as if he is God… People that is not how it works and that is not how you should think. :\

And wow that Dad is like super overprotective, it is just sad and pathetic. Your daughter has everything planned out, and you just rip everything to shreds and don’t even listen or hold an adult conversation over her choices? Like what?

Wow, yippee in the end she confesses to everyone that it wasn’t true, no one got raped. And that she didn’t start the rumor, but that she also didn’t do anything to stop it. She is sorry. Well sorry, is a bit too late girl. If you were honest, you would have gotten to keep Nick, now you have no Nick. Now you have nothing.

I wouldn’t really recommend this book to anyone. Unless you like a character who is quite dumb and annoying.

1 Stars

Review for As Dead as It Gets (Bad Girls Don’t Die #3)

Review for As Dead as It Gets (Bad Girls Don’t Die #3)

As Dead as It Gets (Bad Girls Don't Die #3) Just 2 words: Wow, Awesome!

I was kind of worried to start this book. Let’s just say, the second book wasn’t that good (second book in a series curse), and though I looked forward to this book, I was hesistant.

But I am glad I bought the book and read it. It was fantastic.
Lydia (our lovely ghost) was wonderful, so glad it turned out she wasn’t the cause of anything.

Jared was just plain creepy and obsessive. And controlling/calling a poltergeist *shivers*, drugging Alexis and more stuff. I kept hoping she would break with him. I mean why would you stay with someone who wants to know exactly where you go, where you are and wants you to be at his beck and call 24/7/365. :\

The mystery was great, and there were quite a few good scary moments.

And I loved the ending, though I feel there is still room for more books, or atleast one.

5 Stars

Review for OMG ik ben zwanger

Review for OMG ik ben zwanger

OMG ik ben zwanger In de blurb staat dit: “”Een met vaart geschreven autobiografische roman””. Nu, corrigeer me als ik het verkeerd heb, maar betekent autobiografisch niet zoiets als een levensverhaal, meestal die van de auteur zelf?
Ik kan me niet voorstellen dat dit boek over haar gaat, ten eerste, als we haar andere boeken moeten geloven was ze van haar twaalfde tot haar zestiende in de handen van een loverboy. En daarna zat ze in verschillende landen.
En hier begint het verhaal terwijl ze 13 is, normaal is en totaal niks met een loverboy te maken heeft. Er wordt wel gepraat over instellingen en pleeggezinnen, maar geen loverboy wordt genoemd, wel foute jongens, maar ja dat is nog steeds niet 12 jaar, meer dat rond haar 14de dingen gebeurden, die blijkbaar snel om waren.

Zoals ookal verwacht kan worden van deze schrijfster, die al in opspraak is geraakt door haar autobiografische (ja alweer dat woord) relaas over haar jaren bij een loverboy. Ik weet nog hoe dat ging, dat was een heel gedoe, en van wat ik nog weet, was het boek gewoon grotendeels verzonnen. Net zoals het opvolg boek Bindi. Wel jammer, dat tegenwoordig boeken maar gewoon worden bestempeld als autobiografisch, terwijl ze dat dus niet zijn.

En sorry maar smileys gebruiken in een boek? Tenzij het een boek over internet gaat of er chatgesprekken in voorkomen, vind ik het maar vreemd eruit zien om =p te zien in een boek. En dingen tussen sterretjes zetten, dat is leuk in een chatbox, maar niet in een boek.

En zucht, die meid is wel erg hopeloos. Je hebt zo’n vriend, en je blijft bij hem… Wordt zelfs zwanger van hem.

Het boek.. wel ja, ik had het beter niet kunnen lezen. Wat een rampzalig boek zeg. Die meid heeft ook geen ruggengraat, blijft maar bij Gio, ondanks alles wat gebeurd, ondanks alles wat hij (niet) doet. Pas aan het eind neemt ze een beslissing, een beslissing die ze al sinds het begin van haar zwangerschap had moeten nemen.
Ik moet echt onthouden, om sommige schrijvers gewoon te ontwijken, en niet hun boeken te lezen.

1 Stars