on Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover.

Hi.

I need to sort out my priorities. Last night, instead of cramming insanely boring financial accounting, I gave Slammed a try. It’s a quite popular new adult book on Goodreads, but I was resisting it for a while, because some of the reviews. I started Sins & Needles but because of my brain not working at midnight, I decided to defer that book and read something easy without the need to turn on my brain properly. So here we go again!

Synopsis:

slammed

Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

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on Boyhood directed by Richard Linklater.

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Last night, I’ve watched one of the best movies I’ve EVER seen. And I just had to share because the movie was absolutely perfect. You might have heard about it around this summer. Or last weekend, when Boyhood won 3 Golden Globes (Best drama, best director in drama and best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette). Of course I watched this year Golden Globes, I try to watch all the “important” award shows. (And by the way, this year Amy Poehler and Tina Fey did an amazing job – but I will talk about this another time.) So I have my list of critically acclaimed movies that are nominated for all sorts of awards and Boyhood was on top of the list. First of all, the little boy on the poster is absolutely adorable and I the trailer just got me hooked. And here’s why I loved this incredible movie so much…

Synopsis: boyhood

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey. (c) Sundance Film Fest

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on Addicted To You (Addicted #1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie.

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I have been a little MIA because of exams and shit like that. I’ve managed to squeeze in Falling Away and then I had to try and study. Boring, I know. I still have loads to do but I really wanted to do a post. Am I getting better at this blogging stuff? I realised few days ago that reviewing books is easier than TV shows. I attempted it once but I failed because I have too much to say. And it’s like: “Do I review an episode, the whole show or just a season?” It was quite troubling so I decided to come back to it later. Today, I’m going to talk about Addicted To You. It was my first book of 2015, so here we go.

Synopsis:

Addicted To youNo one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But when they go on a family boat trip, surrounded by open seas and limited male bodies in sight, Lily’s confronted with a big fear. Only one guy onboard can fill her addiction, and she’s sworn off going there with Loren Hale ever again.

Now the only person who can truly help her can barely help himself.

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on Falling Away (Fall Away #3) by Penelope Douglas.

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I’m emotionally drained, sleep deprived but I need to get this out. My first book review was on Bully, the first book of this series. I you want to refresh your memory, read here. I promised that I’m going to talk about my favourite on of the series – Until You (Fall Away #1.5) but yesterday at midnight, Falling Away came out and I couldn’t have been more excited. I mean I wanted to wait and read it after my exams but it was physically impossible. So I was lying in bed last night and thinking if I should just wait until 1 am when my kindle version was about to arrived. I told myself it’s just because I want to see it, not that I want to read it straight away! I’m not crazy, duh. But yes I was. I read it. And here it goes.

Synopsis:

Fall awayJaxon is the guy she’s supposed to avoid.

K.C. is the girl he won’t let get away….

K. C. Carter has always followed the rules—until this year, when a mistake leaves her the talk of her college campus and her carefully arranged life comes crashing to a halt. Now she’s stuck in her small hometown for the summer to complete her court-ordered community service, and to make matters worse, trouble is living right next door.

Jaxon Trent is the worst kind of temptation and exactly what K.C. was supposed to stay away from in high school. But he never forgot her. She was the one girl who wouldn’t give him the time of day and the only one to ever say no. Fate has brought K.C. back into his life—except what he thought was a great twist of luck turns out to be too close for comfort. As the bond between them grows, he discovers that convincing K.C. to get out from her mother’s shadow is hard, but revealing the darkest parts of his soul is nearly impossible.…

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on The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by Kody Keplinger.

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I’m here again to review (review? Am I entitled to use that word? Or just call it what-i-thought-about-it article?). Last night, I read this book called The DUFF. How did I get to it? When I decided about a month ago to go back to reading I google “love/hate relationship books” and I got a long list from Goodreads. I think I’m trying to work through that list or something. But after reading around 10 from that list I needed a pause, hence Where She Went etc. But for some reason I got back to it. Maybe because I couldn’t find anything I wanted to read. And then I saw The DUFF. I’ve seen it on the list before but it didn’t look like something I was dying to read so I didn’t even look at it properly. After I read the gist, I was kind of hooked but some of the reviews discouraged me. Should I? Or should I not? Of course I read it and my thoughts? Here we go…

Synopsis:

the duff

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “Duffy,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now. Desperate for a distraction, Bianca ends up kissing Wesley. And likes it. Eager for escape, she throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley.

Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out that Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

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on Where She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gayle Forman.

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I decided to do another book review of something I have recently read. So here it comes.

Where She Went is a sequel to If I Stay by Gayle Forman. This year, the movie If I Stay came out based on the novel and that was the first time I heard about it. It was after I saw and read The Fault In Our Stars so my first initial reaction to the trailer was – it seems quite similar to The Fault, just because of the whole dying-teen-in-love concept. However, it is very different. I wasn’t really interested in reading If I Stay, I only wanted to watch it but after browsing Goodreads I decided to give it a try. Not because I wanted to read If I Stay, but because Where She Went seemed so interesting and the reviews were great. In If I Stay I did not like Mia’s character but enjoyed her parents, grandparents, Adam and basically all the supporting characters. Her story was very sad but for some odd reasons, it did not do it for me like for the others. I gave it 2 stars. And then I picked up Where She Went

Synopsis:

where she went

It’s been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard’s rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future – and each other.

Told from Adam’s point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

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