Review : Kill Me Softly [ ENTIRE REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS ]

Kill Me SoftlyKill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I chose to give this book a four. If it were my friend whom I know loves to point out all the annoying things she find in the book, she’d have probably given it a 1. I understand her rationale though, she’s just straight to the point. But being the romantic I am, and my highly refined taste in selecting books for hours ( I swear I took about two hours just to end up borrowing three books ), I quite enjoyed this book. The plot was disturbingly unique, I mean, ( does it have a horror tag ? ) it wasn’t that horrifying, not to that extent. I like the fact that the main character looked like she was going strong from the beginning and there were really a lot of notable quotes.

Girls bit into sharp apples instead of birthday cake, choked on the ruby-and-white slivers, and collapsed into enchanted sleep. Unconscious beneath cobweb canopies, frozen in coffins of glass, they waited for their princes to come. Or they tricked ogres, traded their voices for love, danced until their glass slippers cracked.

A prince would awaken, roused by the promise of true love, and find he had a witch to destroy. A heart to steal. To tear from the ribcage, where it was cushioned by bloody velvet, and deliver it to the queen who demanded the princess’s death.

Girls became victims and heroines.

Boys became lovers and murderers.

And sometimes . . . they became both.

Let’s talk about the good points. I think it was quite creative that the fairy tales are twisted in this fashion and that the characters all have their very own troubles about having the fate bestowed on them without a choice, unable to do anything to change what will happen to them sooner of later. It was all very mysterious with the paragraphs in italic with a he and a she and kissing and how she died. That keeps the reader interested in what the brothers, Blue and Felix, are, exactly.

Now, onto my quirks. So Mira decides that she loves Felix and proceeds declare her love for him not once, but many times throughout the book. But not once have I seen any proof that she actually does and this might all just be because she finds him hot and maybe has a crush on him. Yeah, she’s insecure after finding out that she’s supposed to be Sleeping Beauty but this is just too much. It’s like they just met and no, seriously? It all comes back to convincing the reader that the love is real. I don’t need sappy romance stories where there’s always misunderstandings and jealousy and self-pity ( I don’t mean it’s bad but too much is enough ).

I watched that Pride and Prejudice movie ( I LOVE THE BOOK ) and the way that the character acting as Darcy said “I love you” with such passion, I swear my heart was pounding without stopping. If I can see that the love seriously develops between the characters and that the girl, even if she’s weak, does her best to defend herself and protect the love, I will truly enjoy the book. Before I digress further, this relationship between Mira and Blue. It’s obvious he’s the one she really loves and if she truly loves Felix, she wouldn’t have given up on him so easily at the end of the book. I also don’t like how mean she is to Freddie sometimes, she should know better and treat him nicely.

No. Not tonight. Not her. Mira turned from the room, her heart in her throat, love and sadness making it hard to breathe. She loved him. She realy loved him—even in the face of this, she wanted to somehow deny it, make excuses for him. She was ful of emotion and her heart ached like it would kil her.

Please. That kind of random paragraph wouldn’t even bring up any emotion because there’s no love. It’ just a passage that has no meaning. But other than that, I enjoyed the book, the plot and characters saved it, I guess.

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Review : The Fine Art of Truth or Dare

The Fine Art of Truth or DareThe Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I must say, I really enjoyed this book. It was different, really. So I say that that a book is “different” in almost every review but that’s because the books I choose are mostly chosen carefully, after rounds of reading reviews, the synopsis and gazing at the cover pictures. The latter point contributes to the fact that if it is a fantasy cover, it kind of turns me off despite the fact that I love reading fantasy. It would probably turn out to be a series ( which more often than not turns horrible barely halfway through the series ). Back to the book review : Something that really impressed me was, the portrayal of her friendship with Frankie and Sadie. The author did a good job in self-restrain, making sure she didn’t introduce the hottie in the first few chapters and we get to know that Frankie is (view spoiler)[gay (hide spoiler)]. I wasn’t really surprised but at least he’s hot :3 I’m also glad to know that the author also focuses on Ellie’s family and her goals for the future in the first few chapters as well. Did I mention I fell in love with her imaginary conversations with Edward? The moment we learn that she needs to be tutored in French, *ahem*, we all know where it’s going. And then comes the problem with the ex-girlfriend and the awkwardness between the main couple. I’m neutral about Daniel, I guess because apparent;y, he’s scary-looking but as hot as Frankie. Overall, I enjoyed the book but it wasn’t really groundbreaking. Even still, there were really humorous and realistic moments. Do I recommend this book? YES.


Review : As You Wish

As You WishAs You Wish by Jackson Pearce

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was really amusing and sweet, I haven’t really read many books about wishing but this one was great. The ending really satisfied me and I’m rating this 4.5. That missing 0.5 was because I was sometimes confused when Jinn’s and Viola’s POVs switched. It took a little time to get adjusted a few times but other than that, it was really awesome. For once, you get to understand the guy’s viewpoint on this. The love developed wonderfully and what’s more, Lawrence remained a good friend of Viola’s even after they broke-up. I love how he and Jinn became friends as well and the three of them together are like, the perfect circle of friends. So, in case you haven’t realised yet, I LOVE LOVE LOVED this book. And totally recommend it.

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Review : The Council of Mirrors ( The Sisters Grimm #9 )

The Council of Mirrors (The Sisters Grimm, #9)The Council of Mirrors by Michael Buckley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have no doubts this was the best book, despite the fact that it was the last. I even cried, I can’t believe this series is over. Sabrina’s battle with Mirror was really sweet and I was so happy it ended just like that. (view spoiler)[I cried when Seven died and when Puck crashed the wedding TT_TT My heart went “doki doki” (hide spoiler)] I loved the ending, don’t worry, it won’t leave you disappointed. Everything was described so beautifully and I really enjoyed this book the most. I recommend you to read the entire series, it won’t disappoint, trust me.

OHMIGOD

CANNOT believe that the Sisters Grimm has come to an end. What’s more, I’m so gleeful that I have managed to get my hands on the PDF ❤ I’M GONNA GO READ IT NOW

Review : Living Dead Girl

Living Dead GirlLiving Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh god, I’m trying to wipe my tears blow my nose before my mom discovers me crying. I read a lot of positive reviews before reading this book so I was compelled to read it. This book is so gut-wrenching and the style of writing is so bizarre and dead-straight on Alice’s feelings. It’s so true it really hurts.

(view spoiler)[Why didn’t you tell someone?

Why didn’t you ask for help?

Why didn’t you leave him?

Why didn’t you respect yourself enough to get away?

All our fault, always. (hide spoiler)

When I reached the end, I was so happy for Alice, so happy. Ray wasn’t such a bad guy, inflicting pain on Alice was a result of his mother’s treatment of him. I can’t and never will be able to blame Alice for wanting “Annabel” to take her place so that she could be free, so that someone else could understand what she was going through. This book is more suitable for mature readers, though. I want others to read this book and understand how Alice felt and I thank her for giving me her perspective on this problem. I honestly admit I never want to experience what she went through and that I will never understand what she went through. But I’m really glad that she got what she wished for. (view spoiler)[I’m free.
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Everytime I see those words, I just want to burst into tears again. This book was an amazing experience and insight. I recommend this book if you’re mature enough to read it.

Books and iCarly

Gee, I have about 9 books downloaded that are on my To-Read list and I’m at a loss which one to read. I’m also angry at myself for deleting a hard-found PDF of a book I desperately wanted when I could see nothing but blank pages on my Mac without realising that it could actually  be viewed on Adobe Digital Editions. I wanna cry TT^TT. I watched the iCarly movie iGo to Japan today. It was absolutely hilarious. I remember seeing it on TV maybe last year or the year before? and I loved it. I swear I nearly died laughing, considering the fact that I wanted to tear my hair out because it was too funny for me to handle. ~(^◇^)/

All Clear

“We’re taking turns. If we ever get lost in Japan again, I’m gonna carry you guys.”
“Yeah.” ( Carly )
“Whatever.” ( Freddie )

“Be careful!”
*Falls out of the air vent*