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)

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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.”

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“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,”

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“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.”

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

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“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.

 

Bible Promises for Parents of Children with Special Needs (Review)

Bible Promises for Parents of Children with Special Needs

by Amy Mason

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Book Description:

“As the parent of a child with special needs, does your heart ache with questions, confusion, or discouragement? Do you ever feel that you have no margin in your emotional reserves or sense a gaping need for encouragement, rest, and refreshment? Caring for someone with autism, Down syndrome, ADHD, emotional or behavioral disorders, or physical disabilities can be all-consuming. Bible Promises for Parents of Children with Special Needs can help you claim God’s promises for your everyday life. You’ll become more aware of God’s passion for you and your child through this handy guide that speaks directly to the unique journey of special needs parenting. These promises are for your comfort. Claim them as your own. Pray them over your family and over your children. Let them guide you into the presence of Jesus and the security that only he can provide.”

-From GoodReads.com

 

Book Review:

Loved it!

This book is just sooo beautiful and uplifting. I really enjoyed it. I think parents of kids with special needs are really going to find it helpful and refreshing. (I know, I’m like repeating the title but stay with me lol) Cause at the end I think that’s what this book does it refreshes you. It gives you hope, and sometimes even tool on how to deal with the daily challenges. I highly recommend this book. If someone like me (a person that has no children, actually not even a dating life) can find it helpful and enjoy it, then I think every parent will do as well.

 

 

 

This book was given to me by Tyndale House Publishing in exchange of an honest review.

 

 

 

 

The Kinsman Chronicles: King’s Folly Book Review

The Kinsman Chronicles Book 1 King’s Folly

By Jill Williamson

Why the hell have I procrastinated this long to finish this book… My God is so good…

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Book Description:

“The gods are angry.

Volcanic eruptions, sinkholes, ground shakers–everything points to their unhappiness. At least that is what the king of Armania believes. His son, Prince Wilek, thinks his father’s superstitions are nonsense, though he remains the ever dutiful heir apparent to the throne.

When a messenger arrives and claims that the town of Farway has been swallowed by the earth, the king sends Wilek to investigate. But what Wilek discovers is more cataclysmic than one lost city. Even as the ground shifts beneath his feet, Wilek sets out on a desperate journey to save his people and his world. But can he do it before the entire land crumbles?”

-From GoodReads.com

My Review:

You guys know what procrastinating is? It’s my life. lol Sometimes for some freaking stupid reason (and by sometimes I mean almost all the time) I start a book and put it aside and then I start another one and I also put it aside and so on and so on. The books could be freaking awesome and I may be enjoying the hell out of them, but I still do it. Because I guess my brain wants to read way more faster than it can. I don’t know. lol Anyways, the point is that this exact same thing happened to me with this book. I really enjoyed it. The story hooks you in. The characters are interesting and in my opinion well written and the world building is fantastic.

This book will hooked you instantly. Jill’s writing is soooo good. You are definitely going to love this book. Even though this book is Christian-fiction Jill touches some really controversial subjects that I think she did in a very on point way.

I highly recommend this book. If you are a fan of awesome epic fantasy you should definitely read this one. This book is the first one of a series, the second one is already out so go check them both out. I’ll review the second one later as soon as I’m finish with it.

This book was given to me by Bethany House Publishing in exchange of an honest review.