Saturday, August 15, 2015

Vacation Wrap Up

Heyy guys!
Sorry I haven't posted anything the last two weeks but I was on vacation. I read a lot of books there, six in total. I think it would be a little bit too much too write a full, long review for each book so I decided to do a quick Wrap up! Here we go:

Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals--well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
Pure is the second book in the Covenant series and I enjoyed it so much. It was even better than the first book Half-Blood. Though I have to say so far I liked the other series by Jennifer I read (Lux and The Dark Elements) better. But this is really good too and I will definitely continue on with the other books.

Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley

This is about a 16-year-old girl named Angela. She has no idea what happened in the last three years of her life. She was gone, everyone thought she was dead. Something terrible must have happened and now she hast to find out what.
This was such an interesting read! Very dark and mysterious but at the same time so many feels. It just really got to me how Angela found out everything and had to handle the truth somehow. There were shocking plot twists I didn't see coming - actually I couldn't guess anything. Absolutely a five out five stars novel. 

The Maze Runner by James Dashner 

The Maze Runner is about Thomas. He wakes up in a place called Glade which is surrounded by a giant maze. He has no memories of his past except his name. Surrounded by boys who also lost lost their memories he has to find a way out of the maze. Then the first girl ever comes - and she has a terrifying message for them.
I did have some issues with this book:
Don't get me wrong, the story had potential but I didn't like the author's writing style, I mean it wasn't bad or anything, it just wasn't for me. Maybe because of the way he described the characters. Which brings me to the next point: Thomas. I could not bring myself to like him, whatsoever. In the beginning I thought maybe there will be so much character development throughout the book that will make up for his annoying, self-righteous behavior at the start but, for me, there was none at all, at least I didn't see it. BUT there are some great supporting characters I really enjoyed reading about. Like Chuck. He was very funny and nice and reminded me so much of Jude from The Darkest Minds (who I loved!).
More or less I enjoyed The Maze Runner in spite of the difficulties. I just really hope the next book will be better.

To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all. (Synopsis from Goodreads) 
Throughout this book the whole time I was pretty sure I would give it 4 out of 5 stars but when I finished it I couldn't help it and gave it 5. For several reasons: One is that I loved the character of Lara Jean. How much she cared for the people she loves and how she always tries to be exactly like her sister but then has to find out that the people we look up to are only human too and not perfect after all. I really, really liked the family aspect in this.
Then of course, the letters and the reactions to them: part hilarious (like Lukas'), part heart-breaking (Josh's, though I totally ship Lara Jean with Peter).
All in all, I loved this book so very much and I can't wait to read the next!

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

"We are Sinclairs.
No one is needy.
No one is wrong.
We live, at least in the summer time, on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts.
Perhaps that is all you need to know.  
Except that some of us are liars."
Wow. This book blew my mind. It's so tragic and sad and tears streamed down my face in the end but it's still beautiful. At times it was a little bit confusing, there's this girl Cadence, she had an accident and sometimes i wasn't quite sure if some chapters took place before or after her accident but in the end it's all clarified. I won't tell you anything else about the plot because it's really better if you just jump right into it. All you need to know is that this is a Must-Read!

The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip's most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past. (Synopsis from Goodreads) 
I enjoyed The Secret Diamond Sisters so much. It's really a perfect read for summer. Some of the characters annoyed me at parts, like Savannah with her naivete or Madison whose oh-so perfect. But Michelle said that in the next book the reader might feel different about certain characters and I hope she meant these.

These are all the books I read in the last two weeks. 
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