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#bookreview … Marked (House of Night #1) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Marked (House of Night, #1)

Plot: After a Vampire Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. ( read more here )

Marked by P.C. Cast

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I normally don’t read reviews of books on Goodreads (1. I don’t really care about other people’s opinion when choosing my reads and 2. I feel like I am wasting my time.). But for some reason I decided to go ahead and read some and I was shocked. It’s ok that a book is not everyone’s favorite, it’s ok for a book to have bad comments and even 1 star from many readers. What I think is not ok, it’s when readers don’t attack just the book itself, but the authors (in such a hateful way) and the readers that do enjoy the book. So yes, I was shocked when a reader made comments about how the authors are stupid, or the way they should be killed and about how stupid the readers that enjoyed the book must be. I just don’t get it! Why do you have to be so hateful? You don’t like it, give the book to a charity or a library, leave 1 star and say that the book is just not for you and move on. But from there to actually put all this hate towards the authors and the readers that enjoyed it, I think it’s just too much and sites like Goodreads should not allow this to happen. But well, social media gets to me lately, so I believe that the solution lays in me taking a break from it. With that being said, here is my review for this book which I absolutely loved a few years ago and again today. πŸ™‚

My Review:

After reading some of the negative reviews I must edit my review with this note: I don’t care if you didn’t like the book (for whatever reason) so stop yourself from bad commenting my review! Thanks!

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#bookreview … Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
Plot: In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. ( read more here )

Cress by Marissa Meyer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The third book in The Lunar Chronicles is full of so many adventures that it keeps you on the edge from the beginning to the end. It is amazing how an author can create this fantastic world and suck you in it like you are part of the story.

Cinder and Captain Thorne have to stay out of prison while preparing a plan to keep Earth safe from the evil Lunar Queen Levana. They have to stop the wedding between her and Prince Kai, but it is not that easy. They find new friends, Scarlet and Wolf and together they try to rescue the best hacker in the world, Cress, that is kept prisoner on a satellite, by the Lunar queen.

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#bookreview … A Reason to Live (A Reason to Love #1) by T.K. Chapin

A Reason to Live (A Reason to Love #1)
Plot: Jonathan Dunken is no stranger to heartache. After losing his wife, he submerged himself in his work as an architect and pushed everyone away, including God. Four years after his world crumbled, a surprise visitor in the middle of the night changes his life forever.

Kylie wants a change in her life, especially a new job.

( read more here )

A Reason to Live by T.K. Chapin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don’t normally read Christian books, for no specific reason, but I must say that I might start to do so. This romantic story made me feel like there is much more to a romance book than the relationship between a man and a woman.

Jonathan and Kylie found each other when both needed guidance. Throughout the book the mention of God and Jesus made me feel closer to my faith. It made me think that God does work in mysterious ways, even though this is a fictional story, these things can actually happen in real life.

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#bookreview … Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry (Contributor), Tobias Iaconis (Contributor)

Five Feet ApartPlot: Can you love someone you can never touch?

Stella Grant likes to be in controlβ€”even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.

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Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Stella – controlling but in need of love. She is scared of death but not for herself. She is scared for the loss that she will leave for her parents and all the other people that loved her.
Will – doesn’t care much about his life. He thinks that all people around him treat him like some kind of experiment, his mother included. He wants to enjoy the life that he has left but, he is trapped in the hospital by the people that care for him.

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#bookreview … Cold Betrayal by A.J. McCarthy

Cold Betrayal

Plot: Trapped in a wintry setting, and followed by two men determined to kill her, Tori Anderson searches for someone who doesn’t want to be found. She drove the length of the east coast in a quest to find Danny Wilcox, intending to convince him to return to Florida with her. The drug lord, the most wanted criminal in the province of Quebec, has other plans. ( read more here )

Cold Betrayal by A.J. McCarthy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First I want to make it very clear that I loved this book. So very much.

I must say though that I’m so happy that I didn’t read the Goodreads description before reading the book. Talking about spoilers…
My review has some spoilers…I think…πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Œ

The book is based in Quebec, which happens to be the province of Canada in which I live…yayyyy. Don’t worry this is not the only reason why I loved the book 😌 . The story made me feel so many things and I think at one point I wanted to stop reading it because I was so confused by my feelings. Luckily I read a kindle edition, otherwise I could have easily thrown the book into a wall out of frustration.

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Goodreads TBR list = 0

If you look at the title it seems like I just finished my entire TBR list of more than 400 books on Goodreads. πŸ˜œπŸ“šπŸ₯° In reality I haven’t even reached half of the list and I would have probably never would because I was constantly adding to it. This ongoing growing list made me feel like I’m not reading fast enough.

It was like I was not a real bookworm. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜“πŸ™„

All this situation made me feel anxious for some reason. Therefore I made the best decision that I could have make: I deleted every single book on my TBR list and with that the reading pressure dropped as well.

As a child I was a light reader. I enjoyed reading but I was not constantly with a book in my hands. My dad was that person. He had a huge library with most probably more than 400 books and he read them and re-read them several times. It made me dream that one day that library might be mine.

I became an adult and my desire for reading dropped considerably. For many years I haven’t even touched a book. All my father’s books were left in Romania, in boxes, when we all left the country. One day, one of my friends lent me a book. And when I sat to read it, it felt like coming home. My desire and my dream came back. And so I started to build my own library. I am far away from 400 physical books but it’s slowly getting there. πŸ“šβ€πŸ“–

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#bookreview … One? by Jennifer L. Cahill

One?
Plot: One? is the first book in a contemporary fiction trilogy, looking at finding ‘the one’ in the modern world and how relationship models are shifting in the most innovative period in living history. The story starts in 2005, and spans ten years following the characters from the challenges of their twenties into their thirties. ( read more here )

One? by Jennifer L. Cahill
My Review:

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received this book from the author for an honest review. And here it goes. 😊

It was a bit hard in the beginning to get used to the style of writing. I believe that I never read a book in which the author was going deep into the characters mind. Even though in the beginning it was strange to read their thoughts, once I got used to it it was actually pretty interesting and I appreciated the fact that I can know what was going on through their mind.

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