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#bookreview … Siamoises by Michel Canesi & Jamil Rahmani (French)

Siamoises by Michel canesi & jamil rahmani

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I got this book at a library sale for 1$. When I looked at the cover, which represents a bunch of Russian puppets, and when I read the description on the back cover, I somehow knew that I have to read it.

Marie and Sophie are sisters that love each other very much. Right at the beginning of the book the family is passing through a tragedy, their father just passed away. The age of both girls is not mentioned but it is clear that they are both close to puberty. It is pretty obvious that they are greatly affected by the loss of their father, it seems like they had a great connection. This event is deciding the paths that they are taking, as it is in that precise moment that they decide their career.

The book is written from both girls perspective. The chapters are really called ‘Marie’ or ‘Sophie’ so the reader knows exactly what they are doing almost at the same time.

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#bookreview … Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)
Plot: Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing…

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Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
My Review:

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Scarlet is the second book in The Lunar Chronicles and it is even better than Cinder. If like me, you had a hard time understanding the first book and you were not really able to connect with the characters, well let me tell you this: Scarlet will not disappoint you!

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#bookreview … Time Crawlers by Varun Sayal (kindle edition)

Time Crawlers
Plot: Alien Invasion, Dark Artificial Intelligence, Time-Travel, High-Tech Mythology, Djinn Folklore, Telekinetics, and life-consuming Cosmic Entities are some major themes in this book which has six tightly-knit, fast-paced Sci-Fi stories.

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Time Crawlers by Varun Sayal
My Review:

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was sent to me by the author for an honest review. And here it goes:

The Time Crawlers is six (6) science-fiction short-stories with and about parallel universes and what happens in them. While I don’t really read short-stories I actually enjoyed this book. It is easy to read and it is interesting if you think of the possibility of parallel universes. The language is a bit simplistic but I suppose that can be worked on.

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#bookreview … Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks

Message in a Bottle

Plot: Divorced and disillusioned about relationships, Theresa Osborne is jogging when she finds a bottle on the beach. Inside is a letter of love and longing to “Catherine,” signed simply “Garrett.” Challenged by the mystery and pulled by emotions she doesn’t fully understand, Theresa begins a search for this man that will change her life. What happens to her is unexpected, perhaps miraculous …

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Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My Review:

I just finished this book and like most Nicholas Sparks’s books it left me with a broken heart. I normally wait at least a day before writing a review, as I need my thoughts to clear after finishing a book, but this time I feel that if I wait I might actually not feel what I do right now. My review does not contain spoilers but I do give out some details, so if you want to stop now…you should!

Theresa and Garrett represent normal people, with normal realities, until their paths cross. Theresa had somehow showed me what I already knew: sometimes you have to push faith just a little bit in order to reach full happiness…and true love…

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#bookreview … Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho

Veronika décide de mourir
Plot: Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything she could wish for: youth and beauty, plenty of attractive boyfriends, a fulfilling job, and a loving family. Yet something is lacking in her life. Inside her is a void so deep that nothing could possibly ever fill it. So, on the morning of November 11, 1997, Veronika decides to die. She takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up.

Naturally Veronika is stunned when she does wake up at Villete, a local mental hospital, where the staff informs her that she has, in fact, partially succeeded in achieving her goal. While the overdose didn’t kill Veronika immediately, the medication has damaged her heart so severely that she has only days to live.

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Veronika décide de mourir by Paulo Coelho

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My Review:

There are books that are written to help people find the meaning of life, or help them understand that being different is alright. People must accept themselves, they have to stop fighting who they are in order to make others happy.

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#bookreview … Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On (Simon Snow, #1)
Plot: Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up. ( read more here )

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
My Review:

This book…I feel like I don’t have a lot to say about it. From the beginning to the end it was so predictable. The style of writing it was not making me like the story or the characters. I believe that the only reason why I kept reading it was to discover if what I thought from the beginning is true. And it was…all of it…

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#bookreview … Heaven, an Unexpected Journey: One Man’s Experience with Heaven, Angels, and the Afterlife by James D. Woodford

Heaven, an Unexpected Journey: One Man's Experience with Heaven, Angels, and the Afterlife

Plot: Encounter the glories of Heaven, the terrors of hell, and the stunning reality of the unseen world!

When Jim Woodford died, he spent eleven hours in Heaven. When he came back, he was changed forever.

A successful airline pilot and businessman, Jim had it all—a loving family, substantial wealth, and all of the good things that come with it. ( read more here )

Heaven, an Unexpected Journey: One Man’s Experience with Heaven, Angels, and the Afterlife by James D. Woodford

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My Review:

I wish I could write about my place of birth as warmly as the author of this book. Reading such warm words melted my heart and at the same time it saddened me because my house (home) was not as welcoming growing up.

It is amazing seeing how a person can become so passionate about something and transform that passion in his life job. More amazing is how a life can change completely when death is close.

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