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Month: July 2013

Review for Love Is Hell

Review for Love Is Hell

Love Is Hell Sleeping with the Spirit: **** stars
This was an interesting story, I really liked it. It features love, but also how to overcome grief and continue with your life, to family and friends. Also has a wonderful ghost.
I particularly loved the ending. He will always be with her, no matter what. 🙂

Stupid Perfect World: ** stars
That was super confusing, I thought Kieran was a girl at first, also the switching in characters was just not for me, it only brought about confusion. The story itself was ok.
2 students/friends are doing a project for Scarcity. One tries out sleeping, the other has her hormones on. It was a bit interesting to see how they found all the new changes strange and how they adapted to it.

Thinner than Water: *** stars.
Interesting story, also quite scary at moments. What people will do when someone is strange and not fitting their world. 🙁
It was a sad story, a girl who wants to leave, but who can’t due to many reasons. I loved her and Robbie together, was so sad when things happened. 🙁

It was an unique Fairy story.

Fan Fictions: * star
The hell? Twilight fan fiction? Wut? No. Just no. It started off so nicely, well ok, the first few pages, until we meet Aaron, and then hear his story. Ugh. Interesting idea, but would have been so much better without the obvious Twilight hints. It wasn’t even that creepy or anything.

Love Struck: ** stars
Interesting story about selkies, but it was just a bit too similar to another short story I read. So nope.

In total I would give this a 3/5. Not the best in the collection.

For fans of Romance, Vampires, Ghosts, Selkies, Fairies. 🙂

3 Stars

Review for Hinatama, #1

Review for Hinatama, #1

Hinatama, #1 Aww this was a very cute manga volume. Really love the friendship between the boys, and the siblings are cute too. Can’t wait to see how it continues. 🙂

Though it is specifically said it wasn’t shounen-ai, I still felt some vibes. The way the guys blush when they see each other, the fact they act all fidgety. But I found it cute.

Also one thing, there were a few comments, but I expected more comments, about the fact one of the guys has blond hair (just like his siblings and such), and I heard enough stories about how you can get in problems for that hair colour or anything that stands out too much (at school or work or other places).

4 Stars

Review for See you in Timboektoe

Review for See you in Timboektoe

See you in Timboektoe Geinig boek, maar het werd op een gegeven moment toch verwarrend. Je had Isa, Jules, Brian, Nona, Annabel/Sharon als hoofdpersonen en af en toe wist ik echt niet wat ik zat te lezen.

Verder was het redelijk, maar de overdosis aan door elkaar lopende POVs is jammer.

3 Stars

Review for F-side Story

Review for F-side Story

F-side Story Dit was een prachtig verhaal. Het was weer een soort Romeo en Juliet, alleen nu met voetbal en de verschillende fanclubs.

Het einde was echt verdrietig. Ik had zo gehoopt op een mooi, alles komt goed einde. 🙁

4 Stars

Review for The Distance Between Us

Review for The Distance Between Us

The Distance Between Us This was a really cute book.

Our main character was nice, but sometimes I just wanted to hit her on her head to get her sense back.

I didn’t like her mom. She hid too many things, she was never happy with her daughter (and in the store, if her daughter listened to her mom and it didn’t work, she would blame her own kid, not say it was her own advice). And there were more things.

I loved the love interests. Mason was really interesting, as was our rich boy Xander.

I do wish it had multiple POVs, it would have been fun to see what Xander was thinking. 🙂

The career days they both held were fun to read. They really tried a lot of jobs and I am wondering if in the end they found out what they both wanted to do.

In al, I would recommend this book to everyone. 🙂 It has lots of romance, but also some real life problems. But it is all happy ending, so be sure to read it. 🙂

4 Stars

Review for Married With Zombies (Living with the Dead, #1)

Review for Married With Zombies (Living with the Dead, #1)

Married With Zombies (Living with the Dead, #1) This was a brilliant book!

I really loved the zombies, the couple (and their bickering and how they turned out to be a better couple because, gasp, zombies! (and killing them)), it was a really action-packed story, with a lot of comedy. I had a few times that I wanted to cry though, when they lost people who they cared about.

The chapter openers were hilarious and I laughed out loud a few times. 🙂

Thanks so much Gisbelle for recommending this book to me.

5 Stars

Review for Phantom of Blood Alley (Barnaby Grimes, # 4)

Review for Phantom of Blood Alley (Barnaby Grimes, # 4)

Phantom of Blood Alley (Barnaby Grimes, # 4) This was a fun book. Really happy, and I really should get book 2 and 5 too.

This Barnaby Grimes book was full with mystery, death, a huge (but overly cute) dog, strange characters and some scares.

The mystery was fun to unravel, and I loved the revelation at the end. Also what I always loved about Paul Stewart’s book is that he is so detailed. I could just imagine being in that city, everything was described so wonderfully. I really hope there will be maps coming out. 🙂

4 Stars

Review for A Tourist Guide to Lancre: A Discworld Mapp (Discworld Series)

Review for A Tourist Guide to Lancre: A Discworld Mapp (Discworld Series)

A Tourist Guide to Lancre: A Discworld Mapp (Discworld Series) Finally after years, had a chance to read this book. 🙂

This was a really fun little book, and I loved the map that came with it. Finally a chance to see Lancre on a map and be able to follow the lines, see where everyone lives. The guide was fun too, with lots of info about Lancre.

Really recommended to everyone who likes the Discworld.

5 Stars

Review for This Is What Happy Looks Like

Review for This Is What Happy Looks Like

This Is What Happy Looks Like What starts out as an accidental mails turns into a fullblown romance. 🙂

It all starts when Graham sends a mail to the wrong adress, to Ellie. She replies to it, and eventually they chat daily. They have fun, though Ellie doesn’t know Graham is a super hot actor.

Then the movie comes to Ellie’s town. Courtesy of Graham who found her hometown to be the perfect place for the movie (and since they needed a new location).

At first he mistakes another girl for Ellie (yeah for shirts with names on it), but he soon finds out who he really needs to go for.

I loved this book. The emails were fun and sweet, and I loved Graham and Ellie’s relationship. They had some hardships, she had some secrets and financial problems, he is a famous actor and that always comes with cameras and stalkers. But in the end they figure it out.

I loved the betting part though, it was a really creative way to get her the money she needed for a school course she wanted to take.

I felt sorry for Ellie and her mother, for having had so many problems, so many things gone wrong.

Graham was totally swoonworthy, he was sweet, cute and nice and tried his best to understand Ellie.

This book is told from Ellie and Graham’s perspectives, switches every chapter. I liked this, that way we get both of the stories and also find out about Graham. Sometimes you just have a one-sided story, and that isn’t bad, but with this kind of book you really need 2 sides.

I would really recommend this book to everyone who likes: Romance, actors, movies, a small town in the middle of Maine and like swoonworthy guys.

As soon as the paperback comes out, I will be sure to buy the book for my collection. 🙂

5 Stars

Review for Winger (Winger, #1)

Review for Winger (Winger, #1)

Winger (Winger, #1) Not really going to be a long review, for some reason, though the book was slow and sometimes highly annoying, I still couldn’t drop it or put it down. In the end I am glad I read it. Though I didn’t really the huge amounts of sex (thoughts, jokes and such).
I know the main character is main, is a teenager, but still, it was a big reason why I wanted to drop the book a few times.

The ending however, I didn’t expect that. The whole book was a bit of comedy, with horny teenagers, sports and other stuff. But the end took a twist to a sad point.

Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this book to everyone. Only if you can handle a 14 year old boy fantasizing about the girls around him, having lewd thoughts and if you like sports.

3 Stars