Release Date: December 31st 2012
Rating: a high 7 that I’ll round up to 8 (Very good. Recommended.)
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Purchase: Amazon, Indiebound
Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.
What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.
Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.
What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is not
- a light, fluffy story
- about Americans
It is, however
- about living your life to its fullest
- about finding people at the wrong or maybe right time
- well-written and charming with characters that seem real
It will probably
- make you cry
- make you very sad
- make you very hopeful
- make you want to change your life
Me Before You isn’t a romance story but it is romantic. It deals with sensitive subjects in a thought provoking way. It’s a book you want to hold close to your heart.
Sound: YACHT – I Believe In You
your magic’s real so why aren’t you using it
you could have the world for yourself
you don’t ever have to worry about losing it
the magic inside of you is infinite
I think this song could go both ways for Lou and Will. Lou has never fully lived her life while all Will has are memories of his former life. They want the best for each other even though their ideas don’t align.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens! This week’s topic is “favourite covers of books I’ve read” but I decided to modify it a little at Estelle‘s suggestion. I am focusing on typography on book covers. I stayed away from classic book covers because they are heaps of them. I really, really wished I read a book designed by Peter Mendelsund because his covers are AMAZING.
Hi everyone! I’m super excited today to kick off the blog tour for Leigh Bardugo’s Siege and Storm. I have her playlist for the book under the cut along with a giveaway. Be sure to check out the other stops here.
Release Date: March 5th 2013
Rating: 6 (Okay. Recommended with reservations)
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Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.
When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.
I read Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger because of two reasons: the cover and the fact that it mentions In-N-Out. For me, the brief scene with In-N-Out is the most exciting part of the book. Now, if you know me, I am 100% serious about this. Unfortunately, it’s not like much else happens in Let the Sky Fall.
The summary already tells you Zane’s story: ordinary boy turned into the chosen one. The chapters are split between Audra and Zane’s narrations. Audra is the super serious mentor to Zane. I didn’t really connect with them because there really isn’t much going on there. I mean, they are not unlikable but I wasn’t invested in them. There is a ~*reason*~ why they Cannot Be but spoiler alert: they fall in love. The mythology behind Let the Sky Fall is interesting because I like the idea of slyphs. Anything with an element as a source of power reminds me of Avatar: the Last Airbender. There is info dumping about the world and their powers but I’ll excuse that here because it’s the first book.
My main problem with Let the Sky Fall is that nothing really happens. 90% of the book is spent on Audra training Zane and that’s about it. There is a battle scene towards the end but by then, it’s not that exciting. The motivations for a particular character in the end also didn’t really make sense to me. Let the Sky Fall isn’t a particularly bad book but it’s also not a particularly memorable one. It’s very much First Book In A Series. I feel like the sequel would be better though with the info dumping and training out of the way.
Sound: Editors – No Sound But The Wind
We can never go home
We no longer have one
I’ll help you carry the load
I’ll carry you in my arms
The kiss of the snow
The crescent moon above us
Our blood is cold
And we’re alone
But I’m alone with you
I know, you probably thought of Adele’s “Let the Sky Fall” while reading the title but I RESISTED. I am a rebel! I go for the unexpected…from the Twilight soundtrack (p.s. the Twilight soundtracks do get legit artists even though I know they’re only doing it for money). I figured this is a romantic enough tone in what the book aspires to be.
This wallpaper for Throne of Glass, one of my top books of 2012. I’m obsessed with it and I cannot wait for Crown of Midnight. Sarah J. Maas is one of the authors I gush about the most here. Feel free to put in your request for wallpapers.
sarah j. maas – throne of glass
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