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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 BetrayalPlot: 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. (Β read more hereΒ )

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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#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 prisonβ€”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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