Saturday, 17 December 2011

We'll Always Have Summer By Jenny Han

Title: We'll Always Have Summer 
AuthorJenny Han
Pages: 291
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

It's been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college-- only, their relationship hasn't exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It's time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.

My Thoughts:
Before telling you my over all feelings about this book; let me just take this time to say that this trilogy is one of my favourites.

That being said; WOW! So much happens in this book, so quickly.
Belly, Jeremiah and Conrad have all grown up. They are the same and yet not the same; at the same time.
Jeremiah and Belly are together in this book. As you might know if you remember where the last book ended.
NOOOOOO!!!!! I'm team Conrad!!
Although Jeremiah's a nice guy but he makes some mistakes which makes Belly think about her relationship for a while and then they both (Jeremiah and Belly) jump into something big. And Conrad is left in a corner.
Conrad, though flawed; is a nice guy and I believe that he deserves his happily ever after. Especially after Conrad's POV that are included in this book.
But I guess fate has other plans for the three, or maybe not?

This trilogy is AMAZING! I have said it before and I'll say it again: READ THIS TRILOGY!

I teared up at the end with the whole letters and the big decisions that Belly ends up making.

This trilogy will (UNDOUBTEDLY) stay with me for a long long time. And I will find myself going back to Cousins Beach again and again and again.

My Rating:
Favourite Quote:
“A fight is like a fire. You think you have it under control, you think you can stop it whenever you want, but before you know it, it’s living, breathing thing and there’s no controlling it and you were a fool to think you could.” 

“Maybe that was how it was with all first loves. They own a little piece of you heart, always.” 

Friday, 16 December 2011

It's Not Summer Without You By Jenny Han

Title: It's Not Summer Without You
Author: Jenny Han
Pages: 288
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach?It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart, leaving Belly wishing summer would never come.
But when Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started--at Cousins Beach.

My Thoughts: 
Jenny Han has done it again.
I loved; absoloutely LOVED the first book in the trilogy. And i wasnt sure of what was going to happen in the next book. And boy! Was i blown away!!
I think that's the best part of this trilogy; you can never be completely sure of what is about to happen. The love triangles and complicated emotions all lead to an uncertain end. The book keeps you guessing along the way.

Cousins Beach - It almost seems like I've been there. Reading this book has made the house seem familiar. It's almost like I know the place, the beach, Jeremiah and Conrad.
I often find myself wanting it all to be real. But then again who won't?
People would kill for Summers like these. But not in this second book. Everything is serious now that Conrad has left unexpectedly.

Belly has to chose who matters the most: Someone who is right for her or her first love?

Oh! And by the way, I'm team Conrad. Always.

Read the series if you haven't. You have no idea what you are missing!

My Rating:
Favourite Quote:
There are moments in life that you wish with all your heart you could take back. Like, just erase from existence. Like, if you could, you'd erase yourself right out of existence too, just to make that moment not exist.” 

“He gestured at me. “That’s Belly."
“Belly?” she repeated. 
“Yup. She’s my girlfriend.” 
I think I choked out loud.”

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Shatter Me By Tahereh Mafi

Title: Shatter Me 
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Pages: 338
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Harper/HarperCollins

You can't touch me," I whisper.
I'm lying, is what I don't tell him.
He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him.
But things happen when people touch me.
Strange things.
Bad things.
No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.
But Juliette has plans of her own.
After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.

One word: ADAM!!
Three words: OH MY GOD!

Phewww!!! I just finished reading the book and oh wow!
For a debut novel this was mind blowing!!!
What made me love the book the most was the writing. I cannot even begin to explain how much I loved the way "Shatter Me" was written. Forget the characters, the plot, everything. The writing alone made me love it so much that I can still hear Juliette's voice in my head echoing her thoughts.

To say that I loved every minor detail about this book will not be wrong. Because I really did.

I did not pick up this book thinking "I'm going to fall in love with you." But rather, "lets see if you're good enough." So yes, the reason that this book was better than I expected it to be; makes me like it even more.
This book has a strong voice; that may even shatter your heart as piece by piece everything makes sense and a way is made from no way at all.
I will definitely abso-freaking-lutely be reading the next book!!

-repeat the above statement-


The world is flat. I know because I was tossed right off the edge and I've been trying to hold on for seventeen years. I've been trying to climb back up for seventeen years but it's nearly impossible to beat gravity when no one is willing to give you a hand. 

Are the book trailers awesome, or what?!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Cracked Up To Be By Courtney Summers

Title: Cracked Up to Be 
Author: Courtney Summers
Age Category: Young Adult
Pages: 214
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Perfect Parker Fadley isn’t so perfect anymore.  She’s quit the cheerleading squad, she’s dumped her perfect boyfriend, and she’s failing school.  Her parents are on a constant suicide watch and her counselors think she’s playing games…but what they don’t know, the real reason for this whole mess, isn’t something she can say out loud.  It isn’t even something she can say to herself.  A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault.  If she can just remove herself from everybody--be totally alone--then everything will be okay...The problem is, nobody will let her. 
My Thoughts: 

What did I think about this book? I'm still not sure.

I thought it was going to be an amazing read, I can not say the same now; I'm afraid.
Starting this book I had only one opinion about Parker Fadley " what a b*tch!"
Really! I thought she was the most self-centered character I have ever read about.
But as the story develops and you understand that things have happened in the past that made her this way; your opinions start to change. In my case just slightly.

Parker tries to alienate herself from everyone. And the night that changed everything is described bit by bit in the book.

I read this book, it was okay. Can't say any more than that; because I don't know what to say. I'm still confused with my feelings on this book. All the swear words and Parker's character made reading this book a little disturbing.
Why don't you be the judge of this book? Since this review won't be helping you much. I guess.

My Rating:


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