My Review for "13 reasons why"

Thirteen Reasons WhyThirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


It is so hard writing a review about this book, I waited so long for it to finally be available at my library, read it so fast but was very disappointed. Giving the book a stretched 3.4 stars, I think is to much but can not get myself to lower it. I see now why people say the show is better, and the problems they found regarding this book.
Have to tell you guys that I did not like the ending at all, better the show where something was getting done( see it this way , no matter what after listening to the tapes the person will be depressed and probably start having suicidal thoughts depending on what has happen, and what involvement they had), don't you all agree that one certain jackass should pay for everything he done to all the girls (no matter if it is the movie story or the book).
After reading this book I have so many questions...for example why would you blame the person for not trying harder to stay alive ( i think I took it very personal here, so i am not going to go into it more). Would you call her tapes a type of revenge on everyone that hurt her? (probably yes, but maybe she just wanted a way to make those people realize that what they did was wrong and not to do it to someone else).
However no matter what everyone thinks, i think this is a book that the parents and teachers should read and have it for their children, but keep in mind even though is not as triggering as the show , it still has its part that will tore you to pieces. Will push your limits , I know it did for me.







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My Review for "Saga" volume 5

Saga, Vol. 5 (Saga, #5)Saga, Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


It took me a long tie to decide the rating for this volume, and i think lots of people hate me for this low stars. Again is not like i did not enjoy the story and adventures, but I am starting to feel like I am reading an adult book in comic book version .

Honestly i do not know what to say about this volume not to give to much away. You never know when two enemies can became friends and this couple is a prof of it (but in this volume is not about them). Have to say that I want at least a little of this girls luck, because every time when you think they all will die is no way out, something unpredictable happens and they all are safe. What keeps me reading in this volume is the humor , it is so bad that is funny.

Again love the writing style, quick read, entertaining but not my type of book, to graphic for me, especially when is told by a child.



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So many books

Saga Volumes Story Time


  I picked the first 2 volumes because of all the buzz on booktube, and because I found them on an amazing price. It is a funny and very weird story, and gets even more weird with each page. Have to say that it is entertaining and will continue reading because of that, and because it is a fast pace book. However will not continue to buy this books, will wait to read all of them from the library no matter how much I have to wait for them. 

    In my opinion there are so many books out there that people do not talk about them and they are so much better. 

Please understand it is only my opinion. 

Cover Reveal + Sneak Peek by Rachel Caine




  

"                                      SNEAK PEEK!

Very excited to share just a bit of the beginning of this book that will take Gwen Proctor into new dangers, against new enemies and old ...

On the twelfth night since my ex-husband escaped prison, I am in bed. Not sleeping. Watching the play of light and shadow on the curtains. I’m lying on a narrow foldout cot and feeling every twinge of springs poking through the thin mattress. My kids, Lanny and Connor, occupy the two full-size beds in this midpriced motel room. Midpriced is the best I can afford right now.

The phone is a new one. Another disposable, with a brand-new number. Only five people have the number, and two of them are asleep in the room with me.

I can’t trust anyone outside that vanishingly small circle. All I can think of is the shadow of a man walking through the night—walking, not running, because I don’t believe Melvin Royal is on the run, though half the police in the country are hunting him—and the fact that he is coming for me. For us.

My ex-husband is a monster, and I thought he was safely contained and caged, awaiting execution . . . but even from behind bars he ran a campaign of terror against me and our kids. Oh, he had help, some of it from inside the prison, some outside; how wide and deep it went is still in question, but he also had a plan. He maneuvered me, through targeted fear and threat, into the place he’d wanted me: a trap we’d survived, but only just.

Melvin Royal stalks me in the brief darkness when I close my eyes. Blink, and he’s on the street. Blink, and he’s walking up the stairs of the motel to the second floor’s open walkway. Blink, and he’s outside the door. Listening.

The buzz of a text arriving on my phone makes me flinch so hard it hurts. I grab for the device as the room’s heater rattles on; it’s loud, but it’s efficient, and warmth glides through the room in a slow, welcome wave. I’m grateful. The blankets on this cot aren’t up to much.

I blink my tired eyes and bring the phone’s screen into focus. The words say Number Blocked. I turn it off and put it under my pillow, and try to convince myself that it’s safe to sleep.

But I know it isn’t. I know who’s texting me. And the double locks on the motel room door don’t seem nearly enough.

I am twelve days out from rescuing my children from a murderer. I am exhausted, sore, and plagued with headaches. I am heartsick and tired and anxious and most of all, most of all, I am angry. I need to be angry. Being angry will keep us all alive.

How dare you, I think at the phone beneath my pillow. How dare you come at us now.

When I’ve stoked my anger to a boiling, almost painful temperature, I reach beneath my pillow and pull out the phone again. My anger is a shield. My anger is a weapon. I click the message firmly, expecting what it will hold.

But I am wrong. The text message is not from my ex-husband. It reads, YOU’RE NOT SAFE ANYWHERE NOW, and it is followed with a symbol I recognize: Å.

Absalom.

Shock diffuses my anger, sends it flowing in hot, electric waves through my chest and arms, as if the phone itself lashed out. My husband had help—help manipulating us, help abducting my children—and Absalom was that help . . . a master hacker who manipulated me into the trap Melvin had planned for him. I’d dared to hope that maybe with the end of that plot, Absalom wouldn’t have more to threaten us with.

I should have known better.

For a moment I feel a wave of sheer, visceral terror, like all the childhood fears of ghosts have been proven real, and then I take in a deep, slow breath and try to think through the impossibility of dealing with this, again. I am guilty of nothing more than defending myself from a man who wanted to kill me, who gained my trust over the course of years, and gradually led me to the place meant for my execution.

But that doesn’t make the message on the screen go away.

Absalom isn’t working alone. The hacker has someone else coming for us. The thought runs through me like a lightning bolt, dries my mouth, makes all my nerves fire at once, because it feels right. Something has been bothering me all these long days while we’ve been in hiding and moving for our safety . . . the feeling that we’re being watched, still. I’d put it down to paranoia."

My Review for "Schizo"

SchizoSchizo by Nic Sheff

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Warning This is a sensitive topic for me, so this Review may be a little hard for some people to read. I am trying my best not to hurt anyone's feelings, and this book has Triggers that does not include just the ones that have this illness.

I need it time to write this review, to put all my thoughts about this book into words. It is hard , too hard to talk about it, to even think about it. Since Me Before You It has not been another book to make me cry so bad, but at the same time touch me so much to the point it physically hurt.

Before I start my review I have to say that I was very scared into reading this book, because I have dealt with someone that I care about so much which is in the same condition. I was afraid it will not portray the illness properly ( or did not have the right information, but I was wrong , so wrong) and I will hate it, because in my opinion if you do not know much about any mental illness then you should do as much research as possible (even talk with people that go through it) or do not even write the book. Even though in the first few chapters were a little slow not to interesting and maybe a little confusing (which it was to be expected ) , after that I had to put down the book and little take take to catch my breath from so much crying and calm down.

(here is the link to me reading the book and reacting to it Jump to 7 minutes if you do not want to see the whole video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faXXo... )

Miles is an amazing teenager that is trying to have as a normal high school life as possible while dealing with schizo (that's how he call is it most of the time). After few chapter in , he will take us back when he had his first episode (meaning his first break down , for those that do not know), and why he is feeling so guilty. The whole time he is trying to make his family happy, and the only way he can is by trying to find his missing brother. How can it

His character development is done so well,it is written like the writer is the one battle this illness(that is how well is portrait the mental illness). After finishing the book, I am positive that the writer he wrote the book based on someone that he knows. While reading the book I was like Listening to Miles telling me his schizo story and understanding his pain. His pain was my mentally and physical one at the entire book (especially the main events).

It hurts writing this review, I have been writing , reading and deleting, because is a very good book, and a very sensitive topic (that is not talk to much about, which is bad) and I have to be careful what to say... not to be misunderstood or create any triggers for anyone.







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My review for "Saga" volume 2

Saga, Vol. 2 (Saga, #2)Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


It is so hard to do a review to a book with a fandom so big and where the smallest rate is 4... why is the average 4.25? I see the series is getting better with each book but I can not give it more then a 3.5 and that is stretching it. How I said on the first volume is not that I did not enjoy reading it, is just maybe not for me (if I find it at my library I will probably continue with the story because I am curious how it goes, but I will probably not buy them anymore).

Again a warning for anyone that wants to read the book , is very graphic guys , sexual and lots of violence (explicit).

Love the fact that this volume got me to tears (did not expect it), I think I went through all the emotions possible while reading it. Even though that some characters do not agree what they have done , they are still on their side and help them even if it means that some of them will die. How much I love the babysitter , she is the one that makes this volume so much better ( i honestly could use her help sometimes).

This volume made me rethink not continuing with the saga, it is a funny and enjoyable read, but still I do not understand all the hyped about it.



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My review for "Saga" Volume 1

Saga, Vol. 1 (Saga, #1)Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I had a hard time rating this book (graphic novel) because I can not decide between 2.5 and 3 stars, and is not that I did not enjoy reading... I loved it ... my sister read it before me and she has the same thoughts , is very funny and entertaining , but not something that great. We can not understand why is so hyped up, I only got volume 1 and 2 , and honestly I do not know if I will continue or not. If I can borrow from the library I will probably continue the story , but I do not think I will buy them.

It is so much different then what I expected , and fair warning it has vulgar images , from sexual to lost of violence (if I knew this I was gonna be a little bit more against for my sister to read it... I know she is 17 , but she will not get sexual books from me). I love that is Unique with the species and what they can do (the robot species, they are the most funny), but he story is the same. Two species that have been at war since forever and one two "people" from each species they fall in love and have a child.

I feel that the fans of this series are planing my death now ... This is only my opinion , and how I said before it is a really funny and enjoyable read.



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My Review for "The Jungle Book" book 1

The Jungle BookThe Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


How I loved re reading this book, since I was little I was fascinated with Mowgly and what he could do ( i wanted to go into the jungle and look for him...so little so naive), and not only that , I knew that I will be more safe there then here with the people that have weapons. The big reason I am giving just a 3.8 stars is because I hated some of the events in the book (important ones at times) , they changed the story completely ( and the child in me started yelling).

Mowgly is created to show everyone that we can adapt anywhere if the circumstances are pushing us ( and truly we have lots of real story that prove this, just the book makes it more fantasy). Children are our future and can do anything if they are shown the right path , including how to survive in the jungle if he is thought and then left alone (i know this is what I see now in the book, not when I was little, maybe I read to much between the sentences).

It is a fast and enjoyable reading that will entertain anyone no matter the age (as long as you know how to read and understand what it says in it), will just help the kids have fun (beside the electronics) and make you join in (me and my sister camped in my back yard surrounded by my moms big palmier tries pretending we are in the jungle ... it was a blast , and I am 30 ).



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My Review for "The Battlemage" book 3

The Battlemage (The Summoner, #3)The Battlemage by Taran Matharu

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This series is the first books I have read by this author , and have to say that I love his writing, or at least this series. I only give a 4.9 starts because of how many time I started crying and shaking in fear that the book will go in a direction I did not want. The whole series is amazing , usually the first book is the best but in this trilogy it just got better and better.


Warning it might contain Spoilers


I loved Ignatius from the beginning, and knew that will be an important demon but did not know it will become the one that will either help the orcs or the other races. At so many parts I started praying for the characters and especially their demons, and hoped by a miracle some of them will be saved (i cried so much in this book especially for one of the demons). From the first book we see something between Fletcher and Silver, but in this one we understand why is Silver holding back. When Fletcher broke down for his friends and seeing he can not save them I had to stop reading so I can stop crying (I felt like someone very dear to me died, so broken).

Love how each character had grown in every book, and how Fletcher uses everything he had learn (in the second book) with the though of saving his family, friends and his people ( never thought only about his life). Have to tell you now that no matter what you think it will happen in the book is wrong, it contains plot twist after plot twist.



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