Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Divergent (Divergent #1) By Veronica Roth


Okay, so I have to say that this is my second time reading this book. Now I know that this is NOT something special, a lot of people read their favorites two times and more, but for me it IS special because I usually don't pick up books again that I didn't like.
So, back then I got Divergent from a friend, telling me it's the most amazing book ever and I'd love Four more than I love Jace from Mortal Instruments (Hell, that is NOT possible.) and so I picked up the book expecting a lot... And was utterly and totally disappointed. So much, I never read book two, which I got right along with book one from her.
Now I had another friend suggest I could try it again, or rather encouraging me to try it again because I might realize I like it better the second time around.
So I did. And here's what I think now:


That's where I wanna be. Even though I had read the book before, I remembered barely ANYTHING from it. And the little pieces I did remember might as well have come from the trailer for the movie. I didn't see the movie and I don't plan to anytime soon, but I have to say that it does look good.

In this book there are a lot of powerful scenes and topics, like faction before blood. I know that a lot of people think that family always comes first, but what if your family simply isn't a thing you want to keep because you were treated cruely? Or because you feel you never belonged there?

In this dystopian novel you will find the world split into five factions that supposedly push the five qualities in humans that you need to live a peaceful life. Tris, never fully happy in her own fraction, changes her belonging from selfless to brave and boy, is that a girl I love. She struggles with a lot of decisions that she makes, no matter if they were right or wrong, which makes her human and absolutely real.
And, addiotnally, Tris gets Four. I mean, he gets him as in fully understands him and she gets him as in she gets to kiss that hot, fearless, sexy dude.


So, basically I can say that I read a few novels about the same topic: humanity ruined itself and there needs to be a new world order... I like this one. I like this one a lot. Even more than Hunger Games simply because I love the mains more. 
Tris is a girl like I want to be: brave, strong and still selfless to some degree. She is a great character and now, on my second time, I can't wait to get going with book two. 

So my suggestion is: GO and READ Divergent! You might come to find that you'll really, truly enjoy it.

Yours truly,
Julie

(All pictures found on google.)



Sunday, April 27, 2014

Six Months (Seven #2) by Dannika Dark


Synopsis:

April Frost is a compassionate young woman with a steady job and ambitious goals. But the harder she runs away from her past, the more it threatens to destroy her. When three strangers enter her life, April is forced to face her demons and it's a battle she may not win.

Private investigators in the Breed world are men who take risks, and Reno Cole is no exception. As a Shifter, he's expected to control his inner animal. But lately his wolf has been venturing dangerously close to the city, and he's about to discover why. When Reno is reintroduced to a family friend, the attraction is immediate. April captivates him with her secretive eyes and resilient spirit. She's also in trouble, and despite the fact she's a human, Reno can't turn his back on her.

April is caught between two worlds: One that threatens to bury her dreams and another that could fulfill them. Can she trust the wolf at her door and find the courage to overcome her demons?

Okay, so here are my thoughts:


Too much awesome, too much pain, too much heart. I'm kidding. There can't be too much heart. Or too much awesome... And, okay, I admit it, too much pain... There can never be enough pain. Why? because people start to shine when they are in pain. It's about managing your fears and all you are scared of. Pain pushes you forward. And I can tell you, April had a lot of pain.

"They all had a past, but you can't force someone to show you their hosts. When a man wants you to see his house of pain, he'll open the door and invite you in." - Six Months by Dannika Dark

I have to say that I couldn't wait to meet April and the moment this book starts off you get the impression that she is one hell of a heroine. And it's true. She's trying her very own thing, hoping against hope and falling in love against all odds. And Reno... Boy... You really need to meet Reno. He's all dark and mysterious and amazing, I tell you. He's a good bad boy on a bike. 


There's nothing better than a guy on a motorcycle... That is unless you gotta ride in the back! :-D The way he's throwing his whole world at her, trying to make it all better while pretending he had control over the way he felt. Or April, trying to hold it together when her world seriously is breaking apart, making her do things that she would never do if she had another choice. 

And then, I have to say, I found a quote that is more amazing than most I've read so far:

"We're all broken. Don't you see that? We are just pieces of ourselves, trying to fit with someone else to become whole. You and I fit." - Six Months by Dannika Dark

That series so far as been amazing. Thank you!! I definitely add Reno to my all-time-favorite Book boyfriends...

Yours truly,
Julie

(All pictures found on Google.)


Monday, April 7, 2014

The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) by JR Ward


Okay, so what can I say? I've been a Black Dagger Fan since friends introduced me to the series and now I can't wait to get every new book... And there's one thing I definitely can say after the last one. This is how I felt:


I have to admit, a girl can forget that the brotherhood is the best damn thing out there. You know, there are so many books out there, it just might slip your memory that they are the best thing. EVER.
A girl can forget that she is utterly and totally devoted to those guys; ready to fall to her knees and just let them have their way with her. A girl can forget... But JR Ward will remind you VERY quick and VERY intense about the fact that the brotherhood owns your every fiber, your heart and your soul. You are theirs, no matter what you might think the rest of the year.


So yeah, what can I say? Opening this book was like coming home. Seriously, I wanted to crawl into the pages, touch the staircase I knew so well, walk down the hall of statues, knock on Qhuinn's and Blay's door and tell them I'm back. 
The main story or the side stories... I can't decide what I loved MORE. They were all amazing and sweet and fun and GREAT. 

I do understand that people get fussy because the book is not ONLY about Beth and Wrath, but you do get why we need that, right? There a re new people, new stories, new hopes and dreams. If you want to keep a series exciting, you need to bring fresh blood and what I actually think is most important is that JR Ward brings back Wrath after all. Another book about him and his beautiful mate in a family that has grown over the years, has been through pain and heartache and grew with it.
So as the family grows, so does the story. You can't stick with the same people over and over. 
And I have to say, Assail and Sola was one hell of a side story. It's intense, and sweet and perfect and cute and amazing. 

JR Ward has written a book that will make you cry, hope, curse, and cry again. It's perfect in every way and even a week after reading the book I still feel its pull. I still feel the need to walk to my shelf and touch the book just so the brothers know I remember.

This time I won't forget that they own me. This time I won't forget where I'm home. This time I won't forget I truly am a Warden - and desperate for the next book.


Yours truly,

the brothers' Julie

(All pictures found on google.)