Red Queen (Victoria Aveyard)

>>>>>  Nº 37 on My 2015 Reading Challenge –A book with a color in the title <<<<<

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This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The poverty-stricken Reds are commoners, living in the shadow of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from the Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Then Mare finds herself working at the Silver palace, in the midst of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

I enjoyed this book so much! I was a bit worried because a lot of people on Goodreads wrote that this book felt similar to a lot of others YA dystopian books, or that they didn’t enjoy it. I did. As regards to the similarities between this and other stuff, sure, there are a few, but isn’t that kind of normal? Also, powers, a bit like The X-Men, which is kind of awesome!

So, Red Queen follows the story of Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl who finds herself serving the royal family and soon after discovers that even though she has red blood, she has a Silver power. From then on, she has to pretend to be a Silver raised as Red, live with the Silver Royal family, and even face the potential marriage to one of the Princes.

I really liked the writing style, and even though there are similar elements to other books, Victoria Aveyard put a few twists in there that no one could predict or expect, and let me tell you, they are heart-wrenching!

I liked Mare as a character, though I wished she wasn’t so quick to judge some situations… she trusts some people way too easily, and then those she should trust, she doesn’t… but she grows up a lot throughout the book.

I ADORED Cal. From his first appearance I liked him. I would have liked to read a bit from his point of view, because it sure would have been different from Mare’s, right?

The World building was fine, though here I have to admit that the similarities to The Hunger Games were a lot, that ship journey was way to reminiscing to Katniss and Peeta’s journeys by train. But I want to see more of this world, especially now that they “expanded” it.

I hope that the world will expand more on the second book, and that we see Cal and Mare evolve a lot more.

The powers were AMAZING! (Have I mention how much I LOVE The X-Men?!)… The only “trouble” I have with them is how this powers are inherited, Victoria clearly states that the kids get their father’s powers, just as they are, but it got me thinking… how?! They state that the powers are because of a mutation, their genes evolved, ok. So, the only thing that the father gives to its sons without recombination, is the Y chromosome, which only exists in males. So how? It doesn’t matter for the story, but it bothered me that the powers were that linear, because that would be so improbable.

And also, for a moment there I could have sworn that Maven not only has his father’s power, but that he got something from mommy as well! What do you think? Is it possible? Did you think the same?

*** Warning – this will contain HUGE SPOILERS ***

That twist though, right?

I will admit that I knew that something was coming, because I spoiled myself and read one of the last pages of the book, and went on Tumblr, so I knew that Maven would betray them. I did not see coming the how… and wow, that scene where Queen Elara control’s both Cal and his father and makes Cal cut the king’s head… WOW! =| I actually had to stand up, put down the book and go for a swim, that scene twisted everything inside me. It is one thing to be the villain, and plot and be generally bad… but what she did?! WOW! That’s a whole different kind of crazy and bad!

And Maven?! I remind you that I knew he was going to turn on them and still, while I was reading the book, I couldn’t help but really liking him. So, naturally, my heart was broken when he betrayed Mare, the Resistance, but most of all Cal, Cal really loved him, and he broke his heart.

And the way he manipulated Mare? I think he actually did like her, he just couldn’t stand to lose yet another thing for his brother, I guess. Though Mare’s romance with Cal was so brief that I was stupid when she actually believed that cal would betray his father and country for her. Not that he wasn’t man enough to do it, he’s just more of a soldier than that.

The Resistance felt a little underdeveloped for me. I kind of didn’t like that Mare was willing to trust them just like *that*, but I really hope that we get to see more of them on the second book, especially of her brother (who also has a power). I do hope that they get along with Cal somehow, because that is bound to be awkward!

Kilorn… I don’t like him. I hope he’s not the endgame for Mare, seriously, no, just no. Also, I want her with Cal, just saying.

Rating: 4.3 Stars

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Benjamin Alire Sáenz)

>>>>  Nº 42 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A book you own but you’ve never read <<<<

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Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be. 

I actually read this book almost two months ago, but wasn’t quite sure where to insert it in the 2015 Reading Challenge, until, screw it, it will go on such a generic category that it will be no problem. This was technically a book that I owned but had never read… never mind the fact that I had own the book for about 15 days when I picked it up… 😀

I adored this book… It’s a coming of age book, so it’s the journey of both main characters to find their places in their own world, family and community. While Dante is quite fast to realize who he is, who he loves, what he wants, …, Ari takes a lot more time and a lot of wrong moves to get there. But he does… eventually.

It’s also worth noting that this book is set in 1987, which made me love this boy’s families all the lot more. And the boys themselves, obviously. And I felt that it shot down so many stereotypes…

I don’t even know what to say anymore, there’s not an obvious plot here, it’s a book about self-discovery. And it’s beautiful. And you should read it. For real.

Also, Dante is just too precious for this world. And I wanted to punch Ari a couple of times…

Rating: 4.3 Stars

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A Court of Thorns and Roses (Sarah J. Maas)

>>>>  Nº 6 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A book written by someone under 30 <<<<

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When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

The first thing you should know about A Court of Thorns and Roses is that it is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

It follows Feyre, once rich and part of a good family, but after her father has lost their fortune, she (the youngest of 3 sisters) has to protect them and hunt to keep food on their table. Her land was once rules by Fae, but there was a revolution and as a response the land was divided into human and Fae territories, which neither is supposed to enter the other. One day, while hunting, Feyre kills what she thinks is a wolf, only to latter find out that she actually killed a fairy and as payment, a high Fae, Tamlin, takes her to live in Prythian, in his Spring Court, forever.

**** WARNING – THERE WILL BE MAJOR SPOILERS ****

Since I told you that this is a Beauty and the Beast retelling, you can guess what happens next, right? Feyre spends some time trying to get away, but she slowly but surely falls for Tamlin (who wouldn’t). This get complicated then, there’s a great darkness over the fairy lands, a Faerie Queen that rules all the lords through magic, and in order to protect Feyre, Tamlin sends her back home…

That doesn’t last long… after Feyre has gained some senses – it only takes way too long – she goes back, only to be captured and presented to the Queen, and then she has to go through a series of trials in order to free herself and her loved ones.

There are a few twists along the way, and be warned, Fairies can LIE!

I really loved this book. SO SO SO MUCH!

  • I thought the World building was pretty great and I can’t wait to see more of it, mainly all the other courts in Prythian.
  • I’m quite intrigued about Rhysand. As of now, I don’t ship him with Feyre, though I have to agree that the last scene hinted to some higher connections between them. I can’t wait to read about that one week a month that she’ll be spending at his court… forever!
  • I love Lucien. He might be my favorite character of all!!! He’s so snarky, I love him.
  • This book is HOT! Be warned, do not read this in public. I’m serious. From that corridor scene between Tamlin and Feyre, to the hot rendez-vous behind the throne… I mean… Tamlin… wow!
  • At first I really hated Feyre’s family, I mean, she’s the baby and she’s supposed to provide for everyone. But then Nesta really surprised me and I can’t wait to see more of her.
  • Amarantha’s back story was amazing, but I wasn’t sad to see her go…
  • Tamlin is so off his game that it’s hilarious!

“You look . . . better than before.”
Was that a compliment? I could have sworn Lucien gave Tamlin an encouraging nod.
“And you hair is . . . clean.” 

I mean… poor baby… yes, honey, her hair is clean, but don’t worry, you’ll get there… and everywhere else…

  • I was really glad that Feyre got turned into Fae, though I honestly don’t know how she’ll be able to live with what she has done. That last task was brutal. I had my heart clenched the whole time. For a moment I thought that the last person would be Lucien, because let’s face it, Amarantha liked to torture Lucien, but when it turned out to be Tamlin, my heart broke.
  • And now that she’s got a long time to live and doesn’t have to worry about finding food, will Feyre finally learn how to read?

Rating: 4.6 Stars

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July TBR

I never did a TBR list before. I only decide which book to read next when I’m finished with the current one. This month, however, will be a little different. Recently I moved most of my possessions back to Portugal, yes, I mean most of my books, so I had to roughly pre-determine what I was going to be reading for the two upcoming months…

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1. P.S. I Still Love You (Jenny Han) – I actually just finished this one last night, it took me a bit more than I was hoping for, because I had a few hectic days where I couldn’t get a word in…

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2. An Ember in the Ashes (Sabaa Tahir) – Just started it this morning 😀 ! I have been wanting to read this since the moment I bought it in May, so here I go.

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3, 4 and 5. Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight and Heir of Fire (Sarah J. Maas) – Since the moment I finished ACOTAR I’ve been itching to pick this series up. My only problem with it is that I don’t know how to fit it in my Reading Challenge… May I count it as a trilogy?! Even though I know it’s in fact a series and the 4th is coming out in September?! I don’t know… and I don’t care, I want to read them!

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6. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender (Leslye Walton) – I think (or rather I hope) that I can fit this book into this month. I read 8 books in May and another 8 in June, so I think it’s possible. This one has a spot in my Reading Challenge

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Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal (G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona)

>>>>  Nº 40 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A graphic novel <<<<

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Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she’s comin’ for you, Jersey!

I hadn’t read a comic book in SUCH A LONG TIME! Too much time! Back when I was younger I tried to keep up with the X-Men, X-Force, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, etc… but then I kind of let that go. I love comic books, I devour anything and everything comic related, except the comics themselves. But early last month I was determined to start reading the new Ms. Marvel comic, so I ordered vol. 1 and vol. 2 (that is, issues 1 to 11).

This is my first ever Ms. Marvel story, and I really liked Kamala Khan and her transformation into Ms. Marvel. The first 5 issues, that is, Vol. 1: No Normal, is really about how Kamala fits in her world, how she becomes Ms. Marvel and how she brings that into her own universe and reality.

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I really liked the diversity here, Kamala is a Pakistani-American 16 year-old, born and raised in Jersey City. She struggles to find her own identity, torn between her semi-conservative parents, her Muslim heritage and her American identity.

I loved the mist where she gets her powers… being currently watching Agents of SHIELD, that was a very cool Inhumans reference!

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I rather liked these first five issues, though I have to admit that they felt kind of slow. It took Kamala all of 5 comics to assert herself and her identity. There wasn’t that much action, so I got bored kind of fast…

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Still, I can’t wait to read volume 2 and 3 🙂 !!!

Rating: 3.4 Stars

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Landline (Rainbow Rowell)

>>>>  Nº 16 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A book from an author you love but haven’t read yet <<<<

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Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now. 

Maybe that was always beside the point. 

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her. 

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything. 

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts… 

Is that what she’s supposed to do? 

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

I was putting off reading this book for 2 reasons. The first was in case I needed a palate cleanser, that is, in case I read a book I did not like, and needed writing that I was sure I was going to like to follow it. The second reason was because I was afraid I wasn’t going to enjoy it as much as the other 3 Rainbow Rowell’s books, given that Landline is the one with the lowest ratings…

But after I read Girl Online, I desperately needed my Rainbow Rowell dose, and will all of her 3 other books already at home in Portugal, I picked up Landline. And it turns out, I shouldn’t have worried at all, because Rainbow Rowell is a genius.

I really liked this book – yes, it’s definitely my least favorite of the 4, but it’s still pretty damn good! It worked for me. I really liked the characters, as I always do, because Rainbow writes real characters. These are deeply flawed people, but they feel real. I really liked Georgie and Neal, and I could see why she loved him so damn much and wasn’t willing to let go.

The writing is wonderfully tricky. Rowell always has something in her books that set them apart, here I would say it’s the different times. We have the present, then we have now-Georgie talking to 1998-Neal, and then we have all her memories that spam from when they met to long after they were married. It’s a lot to take in, but it gave me a real notion of their relationship and I thought it was wonderfully made.

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The only “problem” I had with this book is how nothing is really resolved. Again, Rowell does that quite a lot – we never learn the 3 words that Eleanor writes to Park, we don’t know if Cath finishes Carry On. But here, truly, nothing is resolved. After a few days agonizing over the fact that Neal might have left her, and of her talking to 1998-Neal into somehow proposing to her in the past, Georgie manages to go to Omaha and the two of them are passionately reunited. But their problems remain, though she vows to take his feeling into account, we don’t know what happens next. “Does she and Seth get another opportunity to present the episodes? Can she manage Seth after what he told her? Can Neal really come back? What will Neal do after Noomi is off to school? Is Georgie paying more attention to him? Do they keep the dog?”...

I have more, but mainly, WTF allowed for the backwards communication? Was it really a magic phone? WHAT?! But maybe it just adds to the goodness that is this book…

Rating: 4.2 Stars

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Girl Online (Zoe Sugg)

>  Nº 45 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A book set during Christmas <

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I had no idea GirlOnline would take off the way it has – I can’t believe I now have 5432 followers, thanks so much! – and the thought of opening up to you all about this is terrifying, but here goes…

Penny has a secret.

Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family – and the panic attacks she’s suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. Suddenly Penny is falling in love – and capturing every moment of it on her blog.

But Noah has a secret too. One that threatens to ruin Penny’s cover – and her closest friendship – forever.

This book took me FOREVER! Ok, so not forever, but 5 days is way too much for this kind of YA book.

Girl Online did not work for me. It took me so long to get through it because for the first 100 pages or so, I could not read more than 20 pages at one sitting.  After page 100, when they are in New York, the pace becomes a little more bearable, but still, it’s not a great improvement.

The plot uses all the clichés in the world of YA lit: gay best-friend, clumsy girl, girl who can’t connect with the world, miracle trip, instant-love with a random stranger in NYC who turns out to be pretty famous, hot guy back at school who suddenly likes her back… you get the gist… It’s nothing that others YA novels haven’t used a million times. So, what makes this one worse than all the others?! It’s terrible written! SO BAD!

So, here are some stuff that really troubled me while reading this and had me rolling my eyes and huffing loudly on the train:

  • She’s insufferable. I know that probably every 15 year-old girl has confidence problems, but do you really have to repeat the same bulls*** 1000 times?
  • The blogging. This could have been good, if she actually “lived” online, maybe the storyline would be more interesting. Instead she writes a post once a week, about her everyday life. She doesn’t actually spend that much time online… none at all actually. And the posts?! Mehhh, bleak!
  • The blog. Jesus, do you have a miracle formula to post once a week and have thousands of followers within the first year?

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  • The panic attacks. They could have actually worked this, but instead you have a pretty dumb 15 YO who doesn’t know that panic attacks exist… it serves mostly to advance her intimacy with Noah.
  • Her bitchy School-BFF… so stereotypical.
  • The New York Trip. Really?! A couple getting married choose someone from the UL to organize their wedding in a few days that is taking place in NYC? I’m sorry, it doesn’t make any sense. I was always under the impression that the planners worked on a contacts basis, and they didn’t know anyone in NY, so how could they organize the whole thing?
  • So, it’s totally normal to let your 15 yo daughter roam around NY with an 18 yo guy she just met?! Are you serious? I don’t care who the grandmother (you just also met) is.
  • That instant-love with Noah just felt so… weird! Come one… no, no, no, no…

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  • The second job – which only purpose was to keep them in the city. At the wedding her mom tells her that the girl she’s doing the second party for is willing to pay all their expenses until the New Year… so why the hell do they leave the hotel to stay in the house of someone they just met?
  • Another thing, nobody thought about what an 18 and 15 yo were doing completely alone and in the dark? I mean, no matter how much you trust your kids, they don’t know this guy… grrrrr!!!

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  • Penny doubting Elliott (and being altogether an awful friend). Basically, from the moment Penny met Noah, her head stopped working. Her best friend has to travel alone home and she doesn’t even check her phone? Then shares all this stuff on the web before talking to him? I did not like it. And after that, actually believing that he would blow up the story like that? GGGGGRRRRRRRRR… And then Elliott apologizing?!
  • The scandal…. it just had me rolling my eyes the whole time.

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  • The ending. Ok, so the ending is the only reason why this book even has one star, yes, it could have been worse. It’s sweet – too sweet though. The only character that I felt that redeemed himself was Penny’s brother, who turned out to be a pretty cool brother.

This book did not work for me, but hey, maybe I’m alone on this one. And maybe you all loved it. It has a 3.8 rating on Goodreads, so people have enjoyed it.

Also worth mentioning is the slight scandal that surrounded this book a couple of months back. Apparently this book was written by ghostwriter, Siobhan Curham, and Zoe just had the idea and the obvious name-attached to it since she’s a famous YouTuber (apparently… I had never hear of her).

Rating: 1 Star

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Jesse Andrews)

>  Nº 3 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A book that became a movie <

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Up until senior year, Greg has maintained total social invisibility. He only has one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time—when not playing video games and avoiding Earl’s terrifying brothers— making movies, their own versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Greg would be the first one to tell you his movies are f*@$ing terrible, but he and Earl don’t make them for other people. Until Rachel.

Rachel has leukemia, and Greg’s mom gets the genius idea that Greg should befriend her. Against his better judgment and despite his extreme awkwardness, he does. When Rachel decides to stop treatment, Greg and Earl must abandon invisibility and make a stand. It’s a hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at death and high school by a prodigiously talented debut author.

This is an interesting book. I laughed so hard while reading this book, I was having fits on the bus and everything… FUN!

*** Warning, there will be MAJOR SPOILERS, you have been warned ***

The story is interesting enough: boy who just wants to be invisible, with his only friend being more of a co-worker, is forced to bond with dying girl. To top it off, Greg and Earl do movies together, and some of the book is written in script form, which is pretty cool.

The story in itself is not groundbreaking, I think this a story about life happening, that exactly specific events in one’s life. Nothing monumental actually happens in neither of their lives… well, Rachel dies, but that’s about it. It’s not a story about friendship, or young love, or achieving your true potential. It goes a bit like this: Greg doesn’t want friends, Greg is forced to be friends with Rachel, Greg thinks that his job it to make Rachel laugh, Earl becomes friends with her and is able to say so, Greg doesn’t understand why he’s sad that Rachel is worst, Rachel loves the videos, Rachel gets sicker, Greg cries – still doesn’t understand, Rachel dies, Earl sets Greg straight, Greg decides to apply to film school. Sure, in the meantime he kind of grows, they kind of become friends.

I absolutely loved the book, the pacing is good, is easy to read, the story is entertaining, though not very deep (from Greg’s point of view). But I think it will work better on film than on the page.

Why? Well, in the book Greg comes off as a highly unlikable character. I could not stand him. Sure, he says several times that Earl is a better person than he is, but it is actually very true. Earl is great, Rachel is amazing, Greg?! Mehhh!! It’s because he’s always reinforcing the idea that it is not a love story… we get it, then he says several times that he’s only there to make her laugh, he says other stuff that just made me want to slap him. And still, even though the book is narrated by a meehh character, I still quite enjoyed it!

So looking forward to the movie! Especially since the reviews have been great!

Rating: 3.8 Stars

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The Rosie Project (Graeme Simsion)

>>>>  Nº 29 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A book set in a country you want to visit <<<<

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The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. 

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.

I have to admit that I was terrified of not liking this book… first, I had no idea what the book was about – the first time I saw it on a store, I thought it was some kind of food book… yeah, silly me, I know. But then the premise sounded very interesting and I bought it. I loved it. On page 20 we had already covered dementia, Alzheimer and Asperger syndrome.

It’s really a story of no matter how two people might seem unsuitable for each other, sometimes it doesn’t matter.

As for the category of the 2015 Reading Challenge, A book set in a country you want to visit, the story takes place mostly in Melbourne, Australia… never been, but would really like to visit.

There might be some spoilers.

I really liked Don. As soon as he describes the symptoms of Asperger syndrome that he’s studying for his lecture, we immediately realize that he’s within the spectrum… he does not. His relationship with his friends is great, though I have to admit that I was not very fond of Gene, he was so clearly oblivious to his wife’s feelings towards their open marriage…. but I did like Claudia.

As soon as Don meets Rosie, so completely wrong for him, we start to see all those little things he does just to be with her, though it takes him long enough to understand why he’s doing what he’s doing.

Rosie is great, she’s just so the opposite of what Don is, that their interactions are great and funny. I was laughing the whole time. This book is funny as hell.

I only have one small problem with the ending. It felt like there was all this build up, and then, just like that, he proposes, she says yes, they get married and move to New York. I found it extremely quick, considering that they had only kissed once and the stress that all that change would bring. I wished the resolve would have been slower.

Rating: 4.2 Stars

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To all the boys I’ve loved before (Jenny Han)

>>  Nº 34 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A book with a love triangle <<

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What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

This book is so cute! I really enjoyed it. About the love triangle thing, I wanted to leave this category to one of the classics, but truth is, this would then be the second book that I read that did not go anywhere, and I couldn’t have that. Anyway, there’s no lacking in love triangles on this book, we have the Margot – Josh – Lara Jean, Lara Jean – Peter K. – Genevieve and finally Peter K. – Lara Jean – Josh.

Fair warning, there might be SPOILERS!

I have to admit that I was worried at first, the reviews said great things, but for the first few chapters I could not relate to Lara Jean, and she felt a lot younger than she should be. But then, once she start’s hanging out with Peter and begins relaxing and being more herself, she grows up a lot and it’s so much easier to relate to and to really like her.

Again, I was a bit worried that the focus of the book would be Josh… See, I really started to like Peter, I thought he was great. Luckily, Lara Jean realized the same 😉 !!!

About her family, loved her dad, loved Kitty, not crazy about Margot. Still wondering why the hell she broke up with Josh, because having sex with the boyfriend of 2 years should not be reason enough. Also, did not like Chris at all! Kitty, oh, I love that kid, I was on to her from the start!!!!

I can’t wait to read P.S. I Still Love You, because I have so many questions in my head. Also, I want to read her letter to Josh, because he get Peter’s and two others, but we don’t read Josh’s… I want to.

All in all, quite enjoyable, it left a smile on my face – I kind of liked it that it didn’t have a proper ending, it left me craving for more.

Rating: 4 Stars

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