Friday, 26 September 2014

Only With You by Lauren Layne

Author: Lauren Layne
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
General Thoughts: Heard this story way two many times.
Rating: 2/5 stars.


Provided by Forever via NetGalley
(Do to the fact it's an uncorrected proof, I won't be posting the first lines of this book).

Only With You is the story of how Sophie Dalton's life changes completely after she is mistaken by a man for a hooker while being trapped in an elevator in Las Vegas. But what she didn't expect, was that she'd see the man again, and things might not go as well.

While reading this, one of the main things that kept in my mind was that I'd seen this story before. And not only before, a thousand times before.

Everything in the book felt cliche. The characters, the situations, even the main plot. And all this cliches made it predictable as hell. I wasn't really surprised at anything that happened, actually, I expected it all to happen.

And not only was it predictable and cliche. It also was unrealistic. The characters got this conversations out of nowhere and this conclusions that didn't make sense. And they'd feel things out of nowhere and than not feel them and then feel them again. At first I didn't pay attention to it but it got kind of ridiculous while I moved on.

One things I really couldn't stand about this. They way everything was keen to be sexual. And I mean like, for everything, she'd be horny and sexually frustrated. Not only her, but Gray (the MC). There were this romantic and then one of them would go and be like "SEX" or "My lady parts" or some sh*t like that. It bugged the sh*t out of me.

I didn't really like any of the characters, because I never actually understood who they were. They where always changing and do things that didn't make sense and they never acknowledge those thing and agh. It was a mess.

In conclusion, this book might be enjoyable for some people, but for me it was just too flawed and cliche for my liking. I've just heard this story way to many times.

This is why I don't read romance.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Monthly Bookmark - September

*sniffs* I can smell the school anxiety coming. And we're going to have a blast.

September, guys. Summer. Is. Over. *dramatic sight*

Let's mourn for a few moments the loss of a great summer.

Moving on. This month I start school and it's going to be hella busy for me this first semester so I don't think I'll get much reading done. So I have reduced my list to four books only, so I can kinda keep on track with my reading challenge for this year. I really do hope I read at least one book more but I'm no really sure that I'll be able to even breath this month. *sighs* We'll see how it goes. And if you never see me until January, please know, I tried.

Without further ado, this is my Monthly Bookmark.

First of all, I am finishing the two books I didn´t finish last month and those are, Sense and Sensibility and We Are Not Ourselves. I'm already finishing Sense and Sensibility and loving it so that won't be though, but for We Are Not Ourselves I'm not sure I'll actually finish it, I think I might just get to half of it and then stop. I feel bad because it really feels like it's something but I just don't have the time to be figuring out if it's really good or not. Maybe I'll finish it.

Then we have my bae Pride and Prejudice. This book is the reason of why I exist. I've only read it once and in Spanish so I'm really super excited to read it now. With this I'll be continuing my Project Austenland and I believe I'm going to have a blast reading it.

As you may see we have mainly Percy Jackson books and that is because I want to reread all of the book before Blood of Olympus and I still have some books to go, so I'll need to get on with this. I put three of them because, like I said, I don't have the time to read this books, but I do know they are really fast paced and quite easy to go through, and they are in Kindle form, so they'll be incredibly fast to read if I can squish I few minutes from now and then. If by some miracle I find myself reading all of this books, I might add The Son of Poseidon to the lost, but I really, really doubt that.

This months theme is Pride and Prejudice, in honor of the Austenland Project. It doesn't have much details, it really just is my writing in cursive, but I though that a simple touch of simplicity wouldn't harm anyone, would it? Also, my mom bought this papers with designs on it and she finished using so I went there and said "can I use them?" and she was cool with it so now I have new backgrounds for my bookmarks. Also, I'm back to the strips of glitter, I think they look good. Oh, and I can't find my hole opener so it doesn't have the little cord on top, hence my hand and those nails holding the bookmark. If I do happen to find it sometime during the month I'll be sure to show it to you in a post. And I added this thing that I just now realize that I didn't do before and that is writing the month and the year at the bottom. I don't know why I never thought of it before and even when I took the pictures I still hadn't thought of it. But it's a thing now, so don't worry.

That's it for this post. Once again I want to apoogize in advance for the lack of posting that it's probably happening in the next two or three months. I know I've said it enough but I just feel bad and really ansious about this. I really want to get this done and get the blog going. But, we'll see. Really.

Thank you again for reading and I hope you have a wonderful, full of books, non-spoiler day!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

August Bookmark Wrap Up

And it's over. Summer is gone, school begins, and so does the cold and the orange leaves and Halloween time and warm chocolate and AGH! I'm so excited.

But first we've got to wrap up this month so we can move on. Let's do this.

This month I read three books and DNF two books.

First book of the month was The Titan's Curse, the third installment in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. This book was a reread for me and I thought it was phenomenal. It was just as great as the first time I read it back in my childhood if not better. This is were it starts to show how it gets more serious and more "painful" in a way. Also, as I like to look at it, it is the beginning of Percabeth, because we get confused Percy for Annabeth and Aphrodite finally says it out load and even some small recognition from Percy. And this is also the book where Nico comes to the story. I'm really I'm rereading this series and I really can't hold my excitement for Blood of Olympus. Of course, I gave this book five out of five stars.

After that I read City of Lost Souls, the fifth and final owned-by-me book of the Mortal Instruments series. This book was...disturbing, in a way, I didn't like it that much and it was really slow to go trough. And my frustration with this series gets higher every time. And there's this particular scene that completely broke the camel of my patience with the MC, Clary. She is just so stupid, that I don't think I can handle the 700+ pages of City of Heavenly Fire, if I ever buy it. But, the important part is that I finally finished the books I did own and that I only have one to go is really comforting. I gave this book a two and half out of five stars, because I though it still had some good things in it.

And then I reread Catching Fire, the second book to the Hunger Games trilogy. And guys, it was amazing. I felt for the characters so much, like, I was hurt and laughing and almost crying and my heart was tight knot and it so amazing. I mean, the first time I read it was really good but I felt so much more than what I did the first time I read it. I don't know if it's because I know what is to come in the third book and that this where the only "happy" moments I'd get at all. But it was really good and I stand on my decision that Catching Fire is definitely the best of the three. And, obviously, I gave this book a five out of five stars.

Lastly, I'm still reading We Are Not Ourselves and Sense and Sensibility. Sense and Sensibility is amazing so far, I love it, I feel for all the MC characters, I love what is happening and if it wasn't because it is hard at time to read, I would be reading it in one sitting. I will be finishing it very soon. And for We Are Not Ourselves, I'm not really feeling it. Like, I don't understand what is the point of this book, or what the plot of this book is or even what is supposed to happened. I'm reading an ARC, provided to me by NetGalley, and I'm 35% in and I just don't see where we are headed with all this. It feels like he's just telling me a bunch of stories from the same characters and nothing really interesting happens and they cut out a lot of things and dwell on others than don't make much sense. I mean, I am liking it but I just don't get it. So, I'll struggle a bit more trough it but I don't see the situation changing anytime soon so maybe I'll stop reading it all together.

Anyway, this are the books I read this month, very short list, not much of an achievement or anything, but I'm happy with it.

Also, September is when I finally start school and I will be getting a lot less reading time than before, and I wanted to warn that this first semester I'll be very busy so I don't really know how often I will update or if I will fail at blogging or if the quality won't be as good as always. But I want to let you know that I'll try my best and try to get this blog going.

Once again, thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful, full of books, non spoiler day!