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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 dΓ©cide 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 dΓ©cide 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 hereβ€”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 allβ€”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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#bookreview … Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Plot: A forbidden romance.

A deadly plague.

Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . .

CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen… ( read more here )

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My Review:

Fairy Tales are what made me love books. Even before going to school I devoured the Brothers Grimm’s book and of course Cinderella was one of my favorites. When I started to see this book all over my news feed I didn’t know that it’s a fairy tale retelling.

I received all the books in The Lunar Chronicles for my birthday so I was excited to start reading them. The beginning was a bit rough for me. I was not able to connect or concentrate and it was so strange to imagine Cinder with robotic parts…it was just not making sense. There are definitely parts that are quite the same as the original story which is probably what made me continue.

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#bookreview … The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars
Plot: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. ( read more here )

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
** spoiler alert ** My Review:

The Fault in Our Stars is one of the saddest novels that I read. I am not sure how to write a review without spoilers so stop now if you don’t want the story ruined.

Hazel Grace and Augustus are definitely cancer fighters but they don’t see each other as such. As a matter of fact they do not consider themselves strong nor stronger than other people. They fight cancer because they have to fight cancer…not so much for themselves but for the people who love them. They consider that cancer is part of them and they must somehow accept it.

There are so many things that I read in this book that I absolutely loved, that made me think about life and that changed me somehow. You see, this book is not only a cute teenagers love, this book is actually a book about life and about the horrible things that happen to people and about the way people react to these horrible things.

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#bookreview … Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor

Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)
Plot: Two worlds are poised on the brink of a vicious war. By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera’s rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her.

When the brutal angel emperor brings his army to the human world, Karou and Akiva are finally reunited – not in love, but in a tentative alliance against their common enemy. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves. ( read more here )

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