I was looking for something else entirely, but I found it in an unexpected version – fanmade video (great one), but it made me sad in a way so I decided to postpone it and choose something else. I decided on something that suits my mood after seeing that previous video.
Hope you like it!
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. Having missed her flight, she’s stuck at JFK airport and late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s sitting in her row.
A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?
Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.
This book is nice, I dare say cute. Cute is the best word to describe it. It is a little bit too cheesy for my taste. The book is well written, there is no doubt about that, but it’s not necessarily something you will want to read again, at least not right after you finish it. It’s simple.
The plot is not really that complex to require your maximum attention, it’s not gripping. It resembles a scene from a movie, okay, maybe not one, but more, but still…a romantic comedy/drama.
The most important thing in this book is the main idea. It’s something uncommon. It’s something we might dream of, but rarely happens in real life.
I loved both main characters and their banter. I loved reading about them getting to know each other. The idea is truly fascinating.
I guess the thing I like the most about this book is it’s title. It’s unique for a book of this kind. And the cover is stunning.
Most people are in love with this book, everyone wants to read it, well I did not love it. It’s cute and fluffy but that’s it. It has a few moments/paragraphs that are really nice, but that’s about it.
I recommend reading it when you want something light.
From me: 3.5
“It’s not the changes that will break your heart; it’s that tug of familiarity.”
“Love is the strangest, most illogical thing in the world.”
“Is it better to have had a good thing and lost it, or never to have had it?”
“Did you know that people who meet at least three different times within twenty-four hour period are ninety-eight percent more likely to meet again?”
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.This week’s topic is : Top Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I’ve Read
I am a beast.
A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright–a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.
You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever–ruined–unless I can break the spell.
Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.
I have to admit that I found it really hard to get started on this one. When I first saw it, I wanted it, but after I had it…it took me a very long time to read it. This is one of the last books I read before having this blog, I guess it had a small role in me becoming a book blogger.
As you can probably see from the description above, this story is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I seem to like these( see One night of Misbehavior by Shelley Munro). Once I got past the first fifty or so pages, I was hooked. Even now, this book is one of my favorites.
What I liked the most is that you read it from Kyle’s point of view. It’s something that makes this book special, not necessarily the fact that it’s from a male point of view, but the fact that you can understand the beast better and get to really know him. You can understand what he’s feeling and be more involved in his transition. I loved how his changes were presented. We can talk here about two changes, or maybe three. First of all he loses his good looks. Secondly he learns how to deal with his new looks and in the end returns to his previous ones. And the most important one of all he becomes more humane. I never want to feel it on my own skin, but I liked seeing him go through all those changes. It’s like seeing someone being born.
I dare to say that this is a Bildungsroman( novel of formation, novel of education).
I loved reading about Kyle and his teacher, but also about him and Lindy. Lindy is a really nice character She managed to look past his looks and see him for who he was.
A great young-adult novel, a must read for teenagers.
From me: 4.3/5
“Those who do not know how to see the precious things in life will never be happy.”
“You shouldn’t miss someone who don’t miss you, right?”
“She wanted to leave. I loved her too much to make her stay.”
Beastly – the movie
The movie is nice as well, it’s by no means a great movie, it’s something you watch once or twice when you are trying to relax. I like how the beast is presented much more than in the books. It’s different, it makes him stand out. You should definitely watch it, but probably after you read the book.
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His music moves the world. Can his love move her heart? “
Nick Blackthorne knows all about words of love. They’re the reason he’s the world’s biggest rock star. The irony? He turned his back on love a long time ago, lured away by the trappings of fame.
An invitation to a friend s wedding is a stark reminder of how meaningless his life has become. When he enters that church, there’ss only one woman he wants on his arm the one he walked out on a lifetime ago. But first he has to find her, even if all she accepts from him is an apology.
Kindergarten teacher Lauren Robbins once had what every woman on the planet desires. Nick. Their passion was explosive, their romance the stuff of songs and it took fifteen years to get over him. Then out of the blue Nick turns up at her door, and all those years denying her ache for him are shattered with a single, smoldering kiss.
But molten passion can’t hide the secret she’s kept for all these years. Because it’s not just “her” heart on the line anymore and not just her life that’ll be rocked by the revelation.
Warning: Remember your first crush on a rock star? Now add smoldering sex, a raw and undeniable passion, soul-shattering orgasms. And secrets.
First of all this book has nothing to do with the other books in the series.
After reading The Might Storm I wanted something similar so I started reading this book. I loved it, but it is a little bit short. It is a nice read, but that’s about it.
The action is very rushed. It’s more a novella than a novel. It mainly focuses on a single event and it’s consequences. Some parts are a little bit unrealistic, well they happen, I know that, but those cases are very rare.
Love makes you do stupid things, does’t it? Lauren definitely proves that the statement is true. She is another character I liked. Some you might judge her based on her decisions. I won’t because I know that she made the decision she thought was right. I won’t be boring you all with the details, but I can understand her better than one might think. I am very close to someone like her. I may not be in her shoes and I cannot pretend to know everything she is going through, but take my word on this..I know. I am probably not making any sense now.
It’s easy to judge, I mean how can someone keep your baby from you, right? Well, sometimes you have to do what’s best for your child, or at least what you think it’s best. In her case, I believe she made the right decision because there was no way to raise a baby in an unstable environment.
I recommend reading this book because it’s an easy read and we all need to keep dreaming…
From me: 3.8/5