Book Quote Tuesday

Helloooo,

All of my assessment is almost over, just a couple of day to go! Yay! Ok so getting down to business, the Book Quote for today is….

“Of course it is happening inside your head, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”

– Albus Dumbledore (HP)

And the quote about books, which I’m kinda loving at the moment is….

“Sometimes I want to slap some of the characters with their own book”

– Anonymous

So thats it for now, have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow 🙂

Minnie ♥

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Alienated Review

Alienated

By Melissa Landers

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I’ve had this book on my TBR shelf for quite some time now, but I finally got to it and was pleasantly surprised. It took me two days to read this and that was only because I was feeling tired. I wasn’t too sure what to expect but this is the first alien book that I have read and liked.

I was completely hooked after the first couple of chapters. The concept of an alien exchange program sounds and was awesome – for the book, if we have one I don’t know how I’d react. At the start I wasn’t a huge fan of Aelyx, he was arrogant and annoying, but as the book progressed and Aelyx settled in we started to see who he really is. Aelyx’s character development was huge and completely crucial, if he had stayed the same throughout the book I don’t know that I would have liked it as much. Cara grew on me as well, in the beginning I wasn’t a huge fan of her, but her loyalty and relationship with Aelyx swayed me.

 I gave Alienated 4 hearts, because whilst I enjoyed it I didn’t relate to the characters as much as I would have liked, but then again I’m not too sure how I would react if an alien were staying with me. At the end when everything is supposed to ‘go down’ as such, I was disappointed the realisation of who the Humanist was and how things were dealt with was not as intense as I was expecting; you wait for this big show-down and it lasts two pages. Seriously? Oh well, aside from those minor details the book was good.

If you’ve already read Alienated I’d like to know what you thought, if you haven’t you should pick up a copy 🙂

Minnie ♥

Book Quote Tuesday

How is your week going? Mine is pretty eh, like normal but at least I’ve got my books.

This week’s book quote is from Cassandra Clare’s City of Ashes

“If you really love something, you never try to keep it the way it is forever. You have to let it be free to change”

– Jocelyn

And because I’m feeling generous the quote about books is:

“We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming”

– Anna Quindlen

Have a great week everybody 🙂

Minnie ♥

Lola and the Boy Next Door Review

Lola and the Boy Next Door

By Stephanie Perkins

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The FEELS! Oh My Gosh. I don’t know what else to say, this book… it was perfection. If you’ve seen my review for Anna and the French Kiss you know how much I loved that book and Lola is just as great as Anna and honestly at the moment there is no way that I can pick a favourite. I would however like to retract my previous comment about not crying a lot; I couldn’t stop, it didn’t matter if they were driving from work home, I was teary, either from happiness or sadness, it doesn’t really matter. Stephanie Perkins I think you broke me.

I related to Lola more than any other character so far, except I don’t have a Cricket, not yet at least. Lola was fun, enthusiastic, original and had so much self confidence, which are all things that I admire in female characters – who wants to read about a dull, boring girl who lets everybody walk all over her… OK, so I might be inclined if it’s a story about her growing as a person, or if it’s got other great characters, but that’s not the point – I love Lola’s idea of never wearing the same thing twice, always being different and a stand out.

Cricket …swoon… was so cute and amazing. I really liked Cricket Bell and there were very few times when I did not like him. He clearly cared for Lola and he never did anything to really try and hurt Lola. There’s not too much I can say without spoiling anything, so for more of my opinion of Cricket you’ll have to continue into the spoiler section.

As previously stated I can’t say that I did not enjoy one part of this book, I loved it! What I am going to say is that if you have not yet read this book what are you doing? And if it is on your shelf but you have not read, go, pick it up, open it, and fall into Lola and Cricket’s world, you’ll love it I promise.

Minnie ♥

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Book Quote Tuesday

Hello and welcome to Book Quote Tuesday!

So every Tuesday I will be posting my favourite book quote and/or a book related quote of the week. In honour of Insurgent being released this Thursday (Yay!) my book quote comes from Insurgent by Veronica Roth.

" 'Killing you is not the worst thing 
they can do to you,' I say. 'Controlling 
you is' " - Tris

Due to the movie being released I feel obliged to add this one;

"Never judge a book by it's movie" 
- J.W. Eagan

Have a great week everybody 🙂 Oh and if you’re going to see Insurgent have an awesome time!

Minnie ♥

Anna and the French Kiss Review

Anna and the French Kiss

By Stephanie Perkins

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So I finally read Anna and the French Kiss and I understand why everybody seems to love it. This is quite possibly the cutest and most adorable book that I have ever read. Stephanie Perkins you are amazing! I loved reading about Anna and St. Clair and how their relationship evolved over the book. I’m not an overly emotional person and don’t cry too much, but this book had me.

I really like the character of Anna, she was funny, sarcastic, and if she was real or if I knew her personally I think that we would be really good friends. Etienne St. Clair. What is not to like about him other than his girlfriend? He is funny, sweet, caring and all up an amazing guy.

If you have not yet read this book, or even if you have I would definitely recommend this book. It is a cute YA contemporary romance that will have you laughing and crying, sometimes at the same time.

Minnie ♥

Below are some of my thoughts, although they do contain spoilers, so if you haven’t yet read this book and don’t want to be spoiled come back after.

**Spoilers**

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Shatter Me Review

Shatter Me By Tahereh Mafi

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This book has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while now, but I finally picked it up and I’m really glad that I did. The writing is different to anything else I’ve ever read, there are lots of cross outs and repetition is used frequently. Not that it was bad, just different.

The cover. I don’t know what to say. The cover on the left is the original and the pretty one on the right is the revised cover. The original one is… shiny. That might possibly be the one thing that I like about it. I adore the new one and it matches the rest of the book covers in the series. I’m not too sure how either covers relate to the book, but at least they’re pretty – at least the new one is.

Juliette, the protagonist, can kill people by touching them, which kind of sucks for her, and by kind of I mean completely. Throughout the book Juliette discovers things about herself that she didn’t know before, but I think that in the second book, Unravel Me, she will discover a lot more than she did in Shatter Me. Before I finish this part I would like to say that I did not see the book ending the way it did and if you have already read the book I think you know what I mean.

I gave Shatter Me 4 hearts because I thought that the story and writing to be unique and I really enjoyed reading it. It didn’t quite make 5 hearts because there were very brief moments when nothing was really happening and there wasn’t as much character development as I was expecting for some of the characters (Yes I’m talking about you Warner).

I would recommend this to anyone who is wanting to read something a little different. I have tagged this book under adventure, because throughout the book Juliette goes on an adventure in some sense, she goes places she has never been before and there are intense moments filled with action. Even if action and adventure isn’t your cup of tea, there is romance throughout the book and if it still isn’t appealing to you how about the fact that she can kill people just by touching them? Interesting right?

Minnie ♥