Outlander Book Review

Sorry for the simplicity of my post,but you know Hurricanes and whatever. 

Outlander

by Diana Gabaldon

I need a shirt that says I heart James Frazer lol

       I gotta be honest, the reason I came across this book was thanks to a YouTube channel called AbookUtopia I think (I would add a link but I’m doing this post on my phone so..), I think her name is Sasha Alsberg. I love her videos you should definitely check them out. Well, she is a very big fan of the book series and tv show. She talked so much about it that I had to check it out. And soon enough I was hooked, to the tv show. I know, I know shame on me for watching before reading. But I didn’t see the whole season before finishing the book, if that’s any consolation. I actually haven’t finish the show. 

       Anyways, thanks to her I discover the books and like any book lover I felt I had to finish the books before continuing whit the show. But it took me soooooooo long to do that. It has happened to me before. I think there’s a special time to read any book, and sometimes you start a book but you throw it aside because you are just not in the mood for it. And I guess that’s what happened to me with Outlander. I think I started that book like 3 times. And another reality of what I think was another factor on me not finishing the book was that it felt a little boring at first. This could be a direct reaction to the fact that I already knew what was going to happened cause I had already seen it on tv.  The book gets way better once she crosses the stones. After that the book got way better. 

          Diana Gabaldon is a really great author. She really knows how to paint a picture. It was really easy falling in the life of Jamie and Claire. You got to feel their struggles and feelings. And by the way I’m not a fan of love stories but this one was so perfectly written. You actually get to see their relationship build up and it never feels force. Despite the circumstances that brings them together. 

        I can’t wait to read the next one. I’ve heard not so great reviews from the second installment. But people do agree that after the second one it gets way better. 

        I’m not able at the moment, to add a book description but you should go to GoodReads.com and check it out. 

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Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) Book Review

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For the first time in my life I’m reading a book about space wars and I’m loving it…

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)

by Amie Kaufman

and Jay Kristoff

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“This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be…

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A Monster Calls Book Review

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A Monster Calls

           by Patrick Ness

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Book Description:

“An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting– he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd– whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself– Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.”

-From GoodReads.com

My Review:

I love this book. I…

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Q&A With Jeanne Ryan

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I’m so excited to be hosting my first Q&A ever! (Yayyy… lol)

 Nerve by Jeanne RyanCharisma by Jeanne Ryan

Jeanne Ryan has lived all over the world, and was raised in a family with eleven brothers and sisters. She spent her early childhood in Hawaii and the rest of her growing-up years trying to get back there, with stops in South Korea, Michigan and Germany along the way. Before writing fiction she tried many things, including war game simulations and youth development research. These days she lives under the “moody skies” of the Pacific Northwest.

Jeanne Ryan is the author of Nerve and Charisma. The movie adaptation of Nerve comes out this weekend and I can’t wait to see it.

This is probably the most asked question (lol) When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? Did you want to write when you were little?

The first time I decided to be a…

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A Monster Calls Top 10 Book Quotes

A Monster Calls

by Patrick Ness

If you haven’t read this one or seen the movie, then click here to check out my review.

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Book Description:

“The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.”

-From GoodReads.com

 

Here are my top 10 A Monster Calls Book Quotes

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“There is not always a good guy. Nor is there always a bad one. Most people are somewhere in between.”

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“Don’t think you haven’t lived long enough to have a story to tell.”

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Sometimes people need to lie to themselves most of all.

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If you speak the truth, the monster whispered in his ear, you will be able to face whatever comes.

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“You be as angry as you need to be,” she said. “Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Not your grandma, not your dad, no one. And if you need to break things, then by God, you break them good and hard.”

9.

“Belief is half of all healing.”

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“You know that your truth, the one that you hide… is the thing you are most afraid of.”

 

 

 

 

A Man Called OVE: Top 10 Book Quotes

I haven’t done this in a while, so here we go…

A Man Called Ove

by Fredrik Backman

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Book description:

“A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.”

-From GoodReads.com

A Man Called Ove is definitely one of my favorite books. I love that old man. lol If you want to see my review click here.

Now here are my top 10 book quotes from A Man Called Ove.

 

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“We always think there’s enough time to do things with other people. Time to say things to them. And then something happens and then we stand there holding on to words like ‘if’.”

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“Ove feels an instinctive skepticism towards all people taller than six feet; the blood can’t quite make it all the way up to the brain.”

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“You only need one ray of light to chase all the shadows away,”

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“We fear it, yet most of us fear more than anything that it may take someone other than ourselves. For the greatest fear of death is always that it will pass us by. And leave us there alone.”

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“One of the most painful moments in a person’s life probably comes with the insight that an age has been reached when there is more to look back on than ahead.”

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“All roads lead to something you were predestined to do.”

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“A job well done is a reward in its own right,”

8.

“And when one of her girlfriends asked why she loved him she answered that most men ran away from an inferno. But men like Ove ran into it.”

9.

“She liked talking and Ove liked keeping quiet. Retrospectively, Ove assumed that was what people meant when they said that people were compatible.”

10.

“Loving someone is like moving into a house,” Sonja used to say. “At first you fall in love with all the new things, amazed every morning that all this belongs to you, as if fearing that someone would suddenly come rushing in through the door to explain that a terrible mistake had been made, you weren’t actually supposed to live in a wonderful place like this. Then over the years the walls become weathered, the wood splinters here and there, and you start to love that house not so much because of all its perfection, but rather for its imperfections. You get to know all the nooks and crannies. How to avoid getting the key caught in the lock when it’s cold outside. Which of the floorboards flex slightly when one steps on them or exactly how to open the wardrobe doors without them creaking. These are the little secrets that make it your home.”

 

 

 

The Trials of Apollo Book 2 The Dark Prophecy; Book Review

I’m back… Questions? Ask!

The Trails of Apollo book 2 The Dark Prophecy

By Rick Riordan

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Book description:

“Zeus has punished his son Apollo—god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more—by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo do anything about them without his powers?

After experiencing a series of dangerous—and frankly, humiliating—trials at Camp Half-Blood, Apollo must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Fortunately, what he lacks in godly graces he’s gaining in new friendships—with heroes who will be very familiar to fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . .”  

-From GoodReads.com

 

My Review:

Rick Riordan did it again! . I love Rick Riordan’s books soooooo much. Can’t tell you how many times his books had gotten me out of book slumps.  And this sequel was just perfect. Apollo is such a lovable character, his dorkiness and frustrations are so entertaining to read (he is also narcissistic as hell, but what can you expect of the god Apollo lol).  Plus Leo is there sooo, need I say more?.. Didn’t think so.

There’s nothing for me to say about Rick Riordan’s books that you don’t already know. But here we go anyway: The character development was great, the plot was interesting, and fulfilling like always and the humoristic way that Rick writes is always the perfect icing on the cake.

I have to admit that as the books progressed I keep waiting for Percy to make an appearance. Oh well. Spoiler alert he doesn’t appear on this one, but we got 3 more books left so we’ll see.

If you haven’t read it go pick it up. I strongly recommend it.