Monday, July 11, 2016


Author:  E. Lockhart
Year: 2014
Genre: Y/A. Romance. Fiction
Rate: 3.5 stars.

“A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.”

What is great about this story?
The writing for start.- The author use an amazing, original, kind of poetic style, with beautiful prose and a easy and fresh way to tell the story.
The plot is also good. The descriptions are so vivid, so effective that makes you feel inside the island with the characters.
Also is an enigmatic and twisting story, a little predictable at the end but still shocking. Actually my heart cries every time that I remember the end.
And there is more. Like the intrigue and the anxiety to know what happened to Cady the main character. Basically the entire book is about to help Cady with her memory, to find the true.
Furthermore, the story shows problems of a rich family and all this intrigue that we believe exist around money.
Then we have the liars, the group of friends forced by their families to fake and keep the appearances of a normal life. That shattered my heart…Every teen need the opportunity to be themselves at least once in their life.
However and even when the plot is good and I insisted the writing was beautiful unusual, I have some trouble with a couple things.
First there are some inconsistences with the back and for between flashbacks and the present. It was good to have those flashbacks but the transition could be clearer special with this particularly writing.
But I think my biggest problem was the main character Cadance. I got to understand her conflict, her needs for knowing what happened to her years ago.  However I never felt a connection with her. In fact, she was so disconnected with the story that her relationship with her cousins and the rest of the characters felt unreal.  The romance with Gat felt fake, I didn’t believe in it. And it is so sad because the author could develop a great love story, one for the reader to crave. And for me wasn’t nothing like that.
Still, there is something about this book that keeps me reading but I don’t know if I would read it again.
Best phrases.
“I will prove myself strong; when they think I am sick.
I will prove myself brave, when they think I am weak.”

“Read them and you hear the echoes of one story inside another then echoes of another inside that. So may have the same premise: once upon a time, there were three.
The island is ours here, in some way we are younger forever.”

“Tragedy is ugly and tangled, stupid and confusing
That is what the children know

And they know that the stories about their family are both true and untrue there are endless variations and people will continue to tell them.”

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016


TITLE: Long Way Home
Author: Katie Mcgarry
Year: Jan 2017
Genre: Yong Adult. Contemporary Romance.

Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.
It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.
But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.
Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.
Long Way Home is the third Book of the Thunder Road Series.

Katie McGarry Bio:
Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON,  BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

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