Sunday, June 28, 2015

Book Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Hello fellow readers!
Today I'm going to be reviewing Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.

Befoer I Fall is about Samantha, a girl in her senior year of high school. She's pretty, popular, has a boyfriend and three best friends. On Febraury 12 she goes to a party and on her way back she dies in a car accident - except that she wakes up in the morning of the same exact day she died: February 12.
First she thinks she's somehow gotten a second chance but when she has to relive that day a third time she needs to figure out how to break out of this circle...

I read this book three years ago and first I wasn't quite sure if I would actually enjoy it. In the beginning I hated the characters - especially Sam. She was this typical superficial annoying girl that bullys others who she thinks aren't cool enough to be friends with or even talk to. 
BUT throughout the book she finds out so much about herself and the society we live in, how everyone only sees a tiny part of someones's personality and believes he knows what the rest looks like. We are used to judging to fast and giving too less second chances. Everyone has the right to be treated friendly and with respect.
Lauren Oliver really did a great job making you realize such things and by the time I finished Before I Fall it was already one of my favorite books. Seriously I can only recommend this book to EVERYONE. You don't need to be a certain age to read it though the main character is a teenager. Also the book is full of quotes! The best can be found on Goodreads: 
These are my personal favorites:

“I shiver, thinking how easy it is to be totally wrong about people-to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole, to see the cause and think it's the effect or vice versa”
“So many things become beautiful when you really look.”
“The whole point of growing up is learning to stay on the laughing side.”

― Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall
Thanks for reading and tell me what quote you like the most!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Book Review: The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

Hello people of the book world!
This week's review is about The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings:

Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex (MC), an organization that tracks the population with precision.
The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins.

The plot of this book was actually really hard to describe (that's why I took the summary from Goodreads) because of all the twists and turns that happen. But we all love a good plot twist, don't we? So that's of course a good thing.
The story is told from two different POVs: One's by Meadow, who is such a bad-ass but still very likeable character and the other's by Zephyr, an orphan and programmed killer. I really liked both perspectives equally much which is rare for me because I normally prefer one over the other - but not with this book! Lindsay Cummings did a great job describing the dystopian world to the reader: it's bloody, corrupt and completely out of control. It was an awesome, edgy, action-packed read and I think everyone who liked The Hunger Games, Divergent or the movie Hanna (which was amazing btw;-)) will enjoy The Murder Complex just as much as I did. The sequel The Death Code just came out and is already standing on my shelf, waiting for me to read it and I WILL! I will - once I finished Outlander...

So, go get The Murder Complex and enjoy it!
Happy read and thanks for reading!

Did you already read the book? Tell me in a comment what you thought about it, I would love to hear from you:-)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Book Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Hello guys! I'm back with another review! This time of Colleen Hoover's stand-alone NA novel Ugly Love.

Ugly Love is about Tate, a nurse, and Miles, a pilot, who make an arrangement: sex without the relationship. Tate doesn't really have time for love and Miles definitely doesn't want love - like he makes that reeeaaally clear from the beginning. He even has two rules for her: never ask about the past; don't expect a future. That's when you realize that something must have happened in his past because when Tate gets to know him more and more you see how much he still suffers from that. And while Tate doesn't really figures out what happened until the end, the reader does, because every second chapter is written from his POV but from six years back. And when Tate starts to fall for him
Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.
This book was so great. Especially the feels you get through the amazing writing. I cried, I laughed, I wanted to punch something (mostly Miles XD). And it also has this kind of deeper storyline in it that was different but very well-written. The Miles-chapters sometimes reminded of the way poetry-slams are written... but whatever
Anyways, I LOVED the book, I think I actually read under 24 hours, that's how amazing it is and I highly recommend this for you to read.

Also, this book is becoming a movie staring Nick Bateman! It actually has a kick-starter up for support:

Little warning: If you don't like "sex-scenes" in books, this might not be the right book for you. But do not worry: next week I'll review a YA book again:-)

Thank you for reading!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone...

When you're watching a movie or a tv show you know is based on a book (series) do you ever get this "ohmygoshigottareadit"-feeling? I do. Recently EVERY time I'm watching Outlander (I'm at episode 7). Since the first episode it's become my new favorite show because it's really THAT good. The story is fantastic, the actors are so talented and the scenery is beautiful (you know, those scenes when they show these super green hills...).
And finally the book came in the mail today!! 

Now I'm excited to start reading it and get sucked into the world of Jamie & Claire :-)

Here are some pictures from the show:


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Book Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Hey bookworms!:-)
Today's review is about the book called The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, which is the first in that series. It's also going to be a movie that'll be released in January 2016.

One day a mothership appears above the earth and although people try to make contact with these aliens there isn't really any reaction coming from them until the tenth day they're there. Because then they start the 1st Wave and with it the beginning of the end for human population. After another three Waves 97% of the people on earth are dead. Only the strongest are still alive and one of them is 16-year-old Cassie who lives alone in the woods with her M16 and the promise she gave her little brother to come back for him. Until then her strategy is easy: stay alone to stay alive. Then she meets Evan who's willing to help her rescuing her brother but for that she has to trust him with her life...

Guys - This. Book. Is. SO FREAKING AMAZING!! I just can't get over it. The writing is so great. The author really makes you believe what the characters believe and then all the crazy plot twists I did not see coming - like at all. Also, the book is so intense in the way how real and detailed the whole alien invasion is described. You feel like if something like these aliens existed out there this could happen tomorrow.

Then we have two narrators: Cassie and Ben. Cassie's parts were actually my favorites to read. I mean don't get me wrong; Ben's were awesome too but just how Cassie thinks in this part sarcastic-funny part serious way is so great. For example those two lines:
"He thinks I don't understand the question. Sarcasm doesn't appear to work on him. If that's true, I'm in trouble: It's my normal mode of communication."
"He looked at me and said, "Everythings going to be okay," because that's what I wanted him to say and it's what he wanted to say and that's what you do when the curtain is falling - you give the line that the audience wants to hear."
I think you can really see this jump to seriousness which I personally love. And Ben's parts complete the story so well.
I honestly don't know how to write more about this book without giving spoilers so I better stop at this point, also because I think it's pretty obvious what my opinion on this book is ;-D

So, thank you for reading and tell me what you think about the book in a comment! And if you haven't read it yet you know what you should do now:-)