Heartstopper V.1-4 By Alice Oseman

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Heartstopper V.1-4 By Alice Oseman

Genre: Romance, LGBT, Graphic Novel
Pages: 278 – 320 – 384 – 384
Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
Rating: Above 4 stars (Goodreads)

Summary: Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…?

Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore. Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him.

They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner… 

Trigger Warning: Eating Disorders, Mental Illness, Homophobia, Transphobia.

I realized i talked about the tv show being produced, but never talked about the graphic novels.

Have you ever read an Alice Oseman book? She is a great young writer (also really sweet on her tumblr with the fans, i talk about tumblr because that’s the social media i use, not because she isn’t nice in other social media).

I remember reading Solitaire a few years ago (and i should reread it to be honest) the alongside the main characters we meet Charlie and Nick (Tori’s brother and his boyfriend). In Heartstopper we get to know the story of these two characters more. From the moment they met and until now, everything that happened to them since.

Heartstopper, it’s written and drawn by Alice. She does a magnificent job in both sides of the story, her drawings are adorable, and the story, though it started very sweet and simple has become very mature.

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In the first volumes we just see how the romance between the main characters starts and develops, but as we dive more and more into the story we learn there is a lot more than meets the eye.

To be honest i don’t know how much she knows about eating disorders and mental health, but she seems to nail it, at least from what i’ve seen in my life about these topics. They stay true to the characters and to real life. They are being presented and represented very well, as well is the hospitalization of Charlie (sorry for the spoiler but i think you need to know this happens, since it could be a trigger for some people).

There are some diffuclt topics she manages to touch in the GN, Charlie is bullied because of his sexual orientation, there is a trans character (friend of the MC) who talks about being rejected for being so, there is talking about OCD, depression and eating disorders.

Overall, it is a very complete series, it is still going on and strong. I believe Alice will keep doing a great job with it, like until now. I totally recommend it to everyone looking for a cute story with some more important topics to talk about.

I give it 4.5 stars for sure!

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Have you read any books by Alice Oseman? Do you like her writing style? Leave your comment down below!

Book Blogger Hop | My Bookmarks Collection.

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, it was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by CoffeeAddictedWriter. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

This Week’s Topic:

Do you collect bookmarks?(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews

The answer to this question is difficult. I mean, i obviously own some bookmarks, i don’t go about and just fold pages, but to be completely honest i don’t go buying bookmarks either.

I used to buy a lot of book at bookdepository, and they always come with a bookmark so all of my bookmarks are from there, to be honest. I don’t know, i never thought about buying so because i have so many and i never found one that was completely special and asked me to take it home.

I’m sure you guys have way more than me.

Anyway, most of the time i try for the bookmark to match the book i’m reading, so if the cover is blue i’ll choose a blue bookmark and such.

I don’t know, i love bookmarks, there just aren’t any interesting ones where i live.

So, here are all my bookmarks, sorry for the bad pictures, i’m just really bad taking photos.

These are all my bookmarks. Yes, i thought about coloring the black and white ones, but then… i just didn’t want to ruin them. Also sometimes i use sticky notes instead of bookmarks but shhhhh, that’s a secret between me and you, okay?? By the way i’m sure i have more bookmarks they are just all over my library, in books i didn’t finished (yet). Like, there’s one with a bunch of people reading different kinds of books that i didn’t find.

But anyway, this is all for today!

What are some of your favorite bookmarks? Do you collect them? Do you even use them? Leave a comment and the link to your own post down below!

They Both Die At The End By Adam Silvera To Become A TV Series!

Hey there, everyone! I’m coming with great news this time!

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As you can see in the title of this post, the rights for They Both Die At The End By Adam Silvera had been brought for it to be adapted to a TV series!!! I can’t believe so many great books are being adapted to TV shows, but i’m so so happy, Adam Silvera is one of my favorite authors and i’m really glad he is making it big time.

The book is currently no.1 bestseller on the New York times after it came out 3 years ago.

Apparently Adam will be part on the writing process of the show, which for me it’s a huge YES. Adam has a special way of telling stories and seeing him being part of the ones adapting it will be amazing.

As for the ones adapting the TV show eOne will be responsible and will distribute it worldwide. Other tv shows by this distributor are You Me Her, The Rookie and Designated Survivor.

In Adam’s Words:

“I’m adapting #TheyBothDieAtTheEnd for TV as the creator, screenwriter, and executive producer. Legit dream!! Long road ahead, but Mateo and Rufus’s story has always been about meaningful journeys—I’m ready to go bring my “Before Sunrise meets Black Mirror” series to life.” – Via Twitter, May 6th.

As for me i’m in tears because while reading these news i also discovered More Happy Than Not is being also being adapted this time by HBO MAX, which is huge.

I know i’m a nobody but i’m so so so happy this is happening to Adam because i love him with all my heart and also, can’t wait for an History Is All You Left Me movie 🙏.

Adam Silvera is a MAGNIFICENT author, you should all give him a try, i can’t decide which book recommend the most so i’ll just recommend them ALL.

So proud of one of the favorite authors of this blog! So Proud of Dear Adam Silvera!

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Read more about the topic:

‘They Both Die At The End’: Adam Silvera To Adapt His YA Novel As TV Series For eOne & Producer Drew Comins

follow Adam on Twitter

Also by Adam: Infinity Reaper came out this year

Here’s To Us cowritten with Becky Albertalli will come out December 28th, 2021.

Let’s Talk Bookish | Why I (Still) Read YA/MG Literature.

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where a topic is presented each week and we get to share our opinions on it and spread some love among others’s opinions too!

WHAT MAKES YOU CONTINUE PICKING UP YA/MIDDLE GRADE? OR WHY DON’T YOU? (SUGGESTED BY SAM @ RIVER MOOSE BOOKS)

When i was younger i used to read mostly classics, but as i started to grow up i discovered these genres more according to my taste and age Middle Grade and Young Adult. At first i read stuff like Twilight and Percy Jackson but i feel like i’ve come a long way since those were my favorite books.

I’ve come a long way mostly because it’s been a while since i was a teenager.

Yes, i’m a grown up woman, in my 20s, who still reads Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction, and i love it.

There is something about these kind of books that isn’t in adult fiction and that is the naivity in them. I like it, i see myself reflected in them more than in any “adult” book i’ve ever read and i’m happy with what i read. Many people think i’m not okay, just because i read these kind of books, but i don’t really care.

When i was younger my life was boring and nothing ever happened, when i read these books i feel like i’m reliving my younger years and having the time of my life. Like, falling in love in high school? Never happened to me in real life, but i feel in love a thousand times while reading. So yeah, i sort of live through these books and i find it fascinating.

Also, another topic i don’t enjoy in books is the sexual content in it, i just don’t like it. Many adult books have this as an important part of their story, and i since i don’t like this topic in books, i can’t enjoy much of the books. Like, i remember reading Harlan Coben books with this topic in them and i felt just bad with it.

So yeah, i know coming-of-age books touch the topic of sexuality and such but it does it in a tenderer way than adult books do it.

Since i don’t think i’ll ever feel comfortable reading about that kind of topic i don’t see myself enjoying adult books, at least for the time being. Yes, you can call me childish and immature, and you’ll be right, i just don’t like reading about that stuff.

I know many YA books are talking more explicitly about these topics lately and i have a little of trouble with it too. But it isn’t as bad as it is in grown up books, so i sort of try to read through it, or sometimes i just skip those parts.

Am i an increidbly childish person? I am. I know it and i’m pretty proud of it, i’m like Peter Pan. Never growing older in my mind, never thinking about grown up stuff.

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Well, not really, i don’t think so, i know many grown ups who are really great people, but growing up it’s not really for me. And since it is not for me their literature is not for me either.

I think i’ll never stop love reading YA and MG books, because they bring you back to times when life was way better, when friendships and love were more naive. I’ll never stop enjoying this kind of thing, and because of that i think i’ll always read YA/MG books.

Does what i just said make any sense? I don’t know, but as any child at heart i tried my best and did what i could to explain myself.

Do you still read YA/MG? If yes, why? if not, why not? Leave your comment and the link to your own post down below!

Favorite Books I Never Talk About

When i talk about books i love, i always talk about the same ones. I’ve realized this not long ago and because of that i wanted to get a shout out to the rest of the books i adore with all my heart and never give them the space they deserve. Obviously there are more books that may be on a favorite standard, but either i can recalled them this moment or i just talked about them before.

The Catcher in the Rye

Yes, i do realize having this book as a favorite is a cliche. Still, i remember reading it when i was in high school and really feeling connected to Holden. There was something different about him than any other character i’ve ever read about and so i used to call him my literary boyfriend, thinking on how we would run away together. It’s been a while since i last read the book and i can’t remember if he wanted to go east or west (i think east), but i used to write him letters every week.

Catch-22

This book changed my life and the way i write fiction. I remember the death of Snowden in the book as if i read it yeasterday. The way this book describes things, it just changed me forever. I loved the main character, and i loved the fact that his crewmate was dead in the tent and nobody cared. Like, honestly, what is this book. Can i tattoo everything on my skin, i wish i had this book on my body.

Fahrenheit 451

The book i wish i could remember by heart. If you know what i mean. At first i didn’t like this book, but by the end i was so engaged i couldn’t stop reading it. Such a remarkable book. I have scenes marked in my brain, i think i’ll never forget them.

1984

I own the same edition. I remember reading it in spanish for the first time, and how i started to talk the same way the characters did while i was reading it. I had many expectation for O’Brein, but i guess back then i wasn’t that good catching up what was gonna happen. Now it’s much easier. Another book i wish i could tattoo on my skin. Amazing book.

Flowers for Algernon

When i read this book i happened to meet a person with the same characteristics as the main character which made the experience even more interesting. Obviously the person i knew didn’t went through the treatment as the main character (Charlie) did, but he began in the same place as the person i met. It was interesting because i could see their behavior and understood more the story Charlie was going through, or so i felt.

Manuscript Found in Accra

I haven’t read much by Paulo Coelho, but this is my favorite book by him. By far the most eye opener of them all, i enjoy it so much, i love the quotes i took from it, i still think about them a lot. Still, not one of my favorite authors, i think he is pretty overrated. I know i’m being ridiculous because i keep reading his books after not liking them, but one was worth it, maybe there’s another gem out there.

I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Sometimes when i’m stressed out i like to repeat a song, a word, a phrase. I’m thinking of ending things is one of those lines i like to repeat to myself when i’m feeling anxiety. For some reason after a while it helps me get trhough the difficult time. Now, the book was the most unexpected book i’ve read in a very long time, and i adored it when i read it. Still one of my favorites.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Somedays i can’t stop myself from thinking about this book. It was just so eerie, i adored it. I don’t have muh to say about it, i just, felt to conected to the characters i couldn’t stop reading once i started i finished it in one sit. Remarkable and unforgettable, the story of these two sisters and what happens in this house will live with me forever.

That’s it! these are some of my favorite books, it’s a shame i don’t speak about them enough so i wanted you to know how much i love them! Do you have any books you really love but you feel like you don’t speak about them enough? Leave your comment down below!

WWW Wednesday | May 5th, 2021

This is WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam at Taking On A Wolrd Of Words. The meme is simple, just answer the three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

At that’s it! Now let’s have some fun!!

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Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow

Still haven’t made any progress in this one since… i don’t even remember, should i give it up? Never! At some point i’ll come back to it, or at least that is what i hope for.

Cool for the Summer

An eArc i should read before it comes out this month, i haven’t made much progress in it yet, but i think i could enjoy this book, i’m not sure yet, i read about 10% of it only… I hope i end up enjoy it, the review will come as soon as i finish it.

The Project

This book has me so … confused? I keep forgetting which sister is the one telling the story, i don’t know if i should keep reading or DNFing. Honestly, i just don’t know what to do.

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And the Ocean Was Our Sky

I loved this book, i gave it 4 stars and posted the review And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness yesterday. Totally recommend this book, go check it!

Olivia (Olivia, #1)

I’m adding this one because i went on a date and my date just read it to me in the bookstore before buying it. It was the funnest thing ever, having someone reading to me a children’s book. Also, a date in a bookstore? Count me in! It was such a sweet book, i’m thinking of getting more of her.

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The Last Fallen Star (Gifted Clans #1)

Yes, this came out i think yesterday, but i didn’t read it yet, i wanted to do it before the release date, my bad. Still, it is the next book i’ll be reading for sure! RRP it’s a great platform for MG books, and i believe i’ll enjoy it as much aas the books by RR himself. I hope to read it real soon!

What are you reading this week? Leave your response and the link to your own post in the comments down below!

Happy Readings!

May’s Most Anticipated Releases!

As every month, i bring to you some of the most interesting books coming our way! Let’s see what is coming out this May because there are some very interesting ones!

Meet Cute Diary

Release Date: May 4th

Felix Ever After meets Becky Albertalli in this swoon-worthy, heartfelt rom-com about how a transgender teen’s first love challenges his ideas about perfect relationships.

Noah Ramirez thinks he’s an expert on romance. He has to be for his popular blog, the Meet Cute Diary, a collection of trans happily ever afters. There’s just one problem—all the stories are fake. What started as the fantasies of a trans boy afraid to step out of the closet has grown into a beacon of hope for trans readers across the globe.

When a troll exposes the blog as fiction, Noah’s world unravels. The only way to save the Diary is to convince everyone that the stories are true, but he doesn’t have any proof. Then Drew walks into Noah’s life, and the pieces fall into place: Drew is willing to fake-date Noah to save the Diary. But when Noah’s feelings grow beyond their staged romance, he realizes that dating in real life isn’t quite the same as finding love on the page.

In this charming novel by Emery Lee, Noah will have to choose between following his own rules for love or discovering that the most romantic endings are the ones that go off script.

The Last Fallen Star (Gifted Clans #1)

Release Date: May 4th

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Graci Kim’s thrilling debut about an adopted Korean-American girl who discovers her heritage and her magic on a perilous journey to save her witch clan family.

Riley Oh can’t wait to see her sister get initiated into the Gom clan, a powerful lineage of Korean healing witches their family has belonged to for generations. Her sister, Hattie, will earn her Gi bracelet and finally be able to cast spells without adult supervision. Although Riley is desperate to follow in her sister’s footsteps when she herself turns thirteen, she’s a saram–a person without magic. Riley was adopted, and despite having memorized every healing spell she’s ever heard, she often feels like the odd one out in her family and the gifted community.

Then Hattie gets an idea: what if the two of them could cast a spell that would allow Riley to share Hattie’s magic? Their sleuthing reveals a promising incantation in the family’s old spell book, and the sisters decide to perform it at Hattie’s initiation ceremony. If it works, no one will ever treat Riley as an outsider again. It’s a perfect plan!

Until it isn’t. When the sisters attempt to violate the laws of the Godrealm, Hattie’s life ends up hanging in the balance, and to save her Riley has to fulfill an impossible task: find the last fallen star. But what even is the star, and how can she find it?

As Riley embarks on her search, she finds herself meeting fantastic creatures and collaborating with her worst enemies. And when she uncovers secrets that challenge everything she has been taught to believe, Riley must decide what it means to be a witch, what it means to be family, and what it really means to belong.

Cool for the Summer

Release Date: May 11th

Lara’s had eyes for exactly one person throughout her three years of high school: Chase Harding. He’s tall, strong, sweet, a football star, and frankly, stupid hot. Oh, and he’s talking to her now. On purpose and everything. Maybe…flirting, even? No, wait, he’s definitely flirting, which is pretty much the sum of everything Lara’s wanted out of life.

Except she’s haunted by a memory. A memory of a confusing, romantic, strangely perfect summer spent with a girl named Jasmine. A memory that becomes a confusing, disorienting present when Jasmine herself walks through the front doors of the school to see Lara and Chase chatting it up in front of the lockers.

Lara has everything she ever wanted: a tight-knit group of friends, a job that borders on cool, and Chase, the boy of her literal dreams. But if she’s finally got the guy, why can’t she stop thinking about the girl?

Cool for the Summer is a story of self-discovery and new love. It’s about the things we want and the things we need. And it’s about the people who will let us be who we are.

Heartstopper: Volume Four (Heartstopper #4)

Release Date: May 13th

Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. The bestselling LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the fourth volume of HEARTSTOPPER, for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon.

Charlie didn’t think Nick could ever like him back, but now they’re officially boyfriends. Charlie’s beginning to feel ready to say those three little words: I love you.

Nick’s been feeling the same, but he’s got a lot on his mind – not least coming out to his dad, and the fact that Charlie might have an eating disorder.

As summer turns to autumn and a new school year begins, Charlie and Nick are about to learn a lot about what love means.

Heartstopper is about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make up something larger, which speaks to all of us.

This is the fourth volume of Heartstopper, which has now been optioned for television by See-Saw Films.

Mister Impossible (Dreamer Trilogy, #2)

Relase Date: May 18th

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Raven Boys, a mesmerizing story of dreams and desires, death and destiny.

The stakes have never been higher as it seems like either the end of the world or the end of dreamers approaches.

Do the dreamers need the ley lines to save the world . . . or will their actions end up dooming the world? As Ronan, Hennessy, and Bryde try to make dreamers more powerful, the Moderators are closing in, sure that this power will bring about disaster. In the remarkable second book of The Dreamer Trilogy, Maggie Stiefvater pushes her characters to their limits – and shows what happens to them and others when they start to break.

Tokyo Ever After

Release Date: May 18th

Izumi Tanaka has never really felt like she fit in—it isn’t easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white, northern California town. Raised by a single mother, it’s always been Izumi—or Izzy, because “It’s easier this way”—and her mom against the world. But then Izzy discovers a clue to her previously unknown father’s identity…and he’s none other than the Crown Prince of Japan. Which means outspoken, irreverent Izzy is literally a princess.

In a whirlwind, Izzy travels to Japan to meet the father she never knew and discover the country she always dreamed of. But being a princess isn’t all ball gowns and tiaras. There are conniving cousins, a hungry press, a scowling but handsome bodyguard who just might be her soulmate, and thousands of years of tradition and customs to learn practically overnight.

Izzy soon finds herself caught between worlds, and between versions of herself—back home, she was never “American” enough, and in Japan, she must prove she’s “Japanese” enough. Will Izumi crumble under the weight of the crown, or will she live out her fairytale, happily ever after?

May the Best Man Win

Release Date: May 18th

A trans boy enters a throw-down battle for the title of Homecoming King with the boy he dumped last summer in ZR Ellor’s contemporary YA debut.

Jeremy Harkiss, cheer captain and student body president, won’t let coming out as a transgender boy ruin his senior year. Instead of bowing to the bigots and outdate school administration, Jeremy decides to make some noise—and how better than by challenging his all-star ex-boyfriend, Lukas for the title of Homecoming King?

Lukas Rivers, football star and head of the Homecoming Committee, is just trying to find order in his life after his older brother’s funeral and the loss long-term girlfriend—who turned out to be a boy. But when Jeremy threatens to break his heart and steal his crown, Lukas kick starts a plot to sabotage Jeremy’s campaign.

When both boys take their rivalry too far, the dance is on the verge of being canceled. To save Homecoming, they’ll have to face the hurt they’re both hiding—and the lingering butterflies they can’t deny.

Some Girls Do

Release Date: May 18th

In this YA contemporary queer romance from the author of Hot Dog Girl , an openly gay track star falls for a closeted, bisexual teen beauty queen with a penchant for fixing up old cars.

Morgan, an elite track athlete, is forced to transfer high schools late in her senior year after it turns out being queer is against her private Catholic school’s code of conduct. There, she meets Ruby, who has two hobbies: tinkering with her baby blue 1970 Ford Torino and competing in local beauty pageants, the latter to live out the dreams of her overbearing mother. The two are drawn to each other and can’t deny their growing feelings. But while Morgan–out and proud, and determined to have a fresh start–doesn’t want to have to keep their budding relationship a secret, Ruby isn’t ready to come out yet. With each girl on a different path toward living her truth, can they go the distance together?

Made in Korea

Release Date: May 18th

Frankly in Love meets Shark Tank in this feel-good romantic comedy about two entrepreneurial Korean American teens who butt heads—and maybe fall in love—while running competing Korean beauty businesses at their high school.

There’s nothing Valerie Kwon loves more than making a good sale. Together with her cousin Charlie, they run V&C K-BEAUTY, their school’s most successful student-run enterprise. With each sale, Valerie gets closer to taking her beloved and adventurous halmeoni to her dream city, Paris.

Enter the new kid in class, Wes Jung, who is determined to pursue music after graduation despite his parents’ major disapproval. When his classmates clamor to buy the K-pop branded beauty products his mom gave him to “make new friends,” he sees an opportunity—one that may be the key to help him pay for the music school tuition he knows his parents won’t cover…

What he doesn’t realize, though, is that he is now V&C K-BEAUTY’s biggest competitor.

Stakes are high as Valerie and Wes try to outsell each other, make the most money, and take the throne for the best business in school—all while trying to resist the undeniable spark that’s crackling between them. From hiring spies to all-or-nothing bets, the competition is much more than either of them bargained for.

But one thing is clear: only one Korean business can come out on top.

Playing the Palace

Release Date: May 25th

THEIR LOVE STORY CAPTIVATED THE WORLD…THE CROWN PRINCE AND THAT GUY FROM NEW YORK

When a lonely American event planner starts dating the gay Prince of Wales, a royal uproar ensues: is it true love or the ultimate meme? Find out in this hilarious romantic comedy.

After having his heart trampled on by his cheating ex, Carter Ogden is afraid love just isn’t in the cards for him. He still holds out hope in a tiny corner of his heart, but even in his wildest dreams he never thought he’d meet the Crown Prince of England, much less do a lot more with him. Yes, growing up he’d fantasized about the handsome, openly gay Prince Edgar, but who hadn’t? When they meet by chance at an event Carter’s boss is organizing, Carter’s sure he imagined all that sizzling chemistry. Or was it mutual?

This unlikely but meant-to-be romance sets off media fireworks on both sides of the Atlantic. With everyone having an opinion on their relationship and the intense pressure of being constantly in the spotlight, Carter finds ferocious obstacles to his Happily Ever After, including the tenacious disapproval of the Queen of England. Carter and Prince Edgar fight for a happy ending to equal their glorious international beginning. It’s a match made on Valentine’s Day and in tabloid heaven.

Hope you find something you like! Happy Readings ♥

And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness

And the Ocean Was Our Sky

And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness, ILLUSTRATED BY ROVINA CAI

Genre: Retelling, Magical Realism, Graphic Novel
Pages: 160
Publisher: Walker Books
Rating: 3.61 stars (Goodreads)

Summary: 

With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba’s pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself…

As their relentless Captain leads the chase, they embark on a final, vengeful hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of both whales and men.

The story of a whale and her pod, trying to find the horrible monster killing so many of them, a monstrous man everyone thinks it’s a legend, but is he? With prophecies, humans against whales and a weird friend ship this is by far one of the strangest and interesting books i read in a while.


“Call me Batsheba” is the way this book starts. I never read Moby Dick, but i’m guessing this is a retelling of that story, but from the whale’s point of view. Another clue was the fact that the monstrous man was called Toby Wick, which just can’t be a coincidence.

The book tells the story of how whales decided to give hunt to humans as they give hunt to them. It gives them a place, a name, a personality and you can’t help but feel the sorrow for their loss.

The book is magnetic, an increible ode to animals and the way they live. Not to mention the illustrations on this book are amazingly beautiful.

Other than that, i don’t know what to say, i don’t wanna spoil much of the book since it’s a short one. But i totally recommend it to anyone looking for a special retelling of Moby Dick or a moving book about animals and the way they feel. Although there isn’t much talking about feelings.

I don’t know, the book moved me a lot. Especially knowing the way whales are hunted every day. Obviously they aren’t the only animals, but sometimes we forget some of them, because they live far away from us.

I gave this book 4 stars, and I hope you give it a chance.

Have you read the book? If so, what did you think about it? Should i read Moby Dick? Don’t forget to leave your comment down below!

Happy Readings ♥

Books on Sale! (Kindle)

(this is not a paid ad, i’m just sharing this info because i love books)

Hi guys! As every month, i bring you a list of a few books that are on sale! I hope you find something that catches you eye and enjoy it!

Sick Kids In Love de [Hannah Moskowitz]

Isabel has one rule: no dating.
It’s easier—
It’s safer—
It’s better—
—for the other person.
She’s got issues. She’s got secrets. She’s got rheumatoid arthritis.
But then she meets another sick kid.
He’s got a chronic illness Isabel’s never heard of, something she can’t even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands her more than her healthy friends. He understands her more than her own father who’s a doctor.
He’s gorgeous, fun, and foul-mouthed. And totally into her.
Isabel has one rule: no dating.
It’s complicated—
It’s dangerous—
It’s never felt better—
—to consider breaking that rule for him.

You can find this book right now in the kindle store for only $1.99

A Thief Among the Trees: An Ember in the Ashes de [Sabaa Tahir, Sonia Liao, Kieran Quigley]

New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir joins writer Nicole Andelfinger and artist Sonia Liao for an all-new original graphic novel introducing the dangerous world of An Ember in the Ashes to new readers and revealing an untold story of Elias and Helene’s beginnings at Blackcliff Academy in this stirring standalone chapter in the series’ mythology. Before they were on different sides of a revolution, Elias and Helene were comrades at Blackcliff Military Academy. When they’re sent on a dangerous mission to steal a heavily-guarded poison on Isle South, they soon find themselves up against surprising enemies — including other recruits. As the true horror of their assignment is revealed, they will begin to confront the harrowing realities of Martial rule, their place in the system… and the choices they must make to survive.

You can find this book right now in the kindle store for only $2.99

Infinity Reaper (Infinity Cycle Book 2) de [Adam Silvera]

In this gripping sequel to the New York Times bestselling Infinity Son, Adam Silvera brings a diverse cast of heroes and villains to life in an alternate New York where some people are born with powers, while others steal them from the blood of endangered magical creatures. 

Emil and Brighton defied the odds. They beat the Blood Casters and escaped with their lives—or so they thought. When Brighton drank the Reaper’s Blood, he believed it would make him invincible, but instead the potion is killing him.

In Emil’s race to find an antidote that will not only save his brother but also rid him of his own unwanted phoenix powers, he will have to dig deep into the very past lives he’s trying to outrun. Though he needs the help of the Spell Walkers now more than ever, their ranks are fracturing, with Maribelle’s thirst for revenge sending her down a dangerous path.

Meanwhile, Ness is being abused by Senator Iron for political gain, his rare shifting ability making him a dangerous weapon. As much as Ness longs to send Emil a signal, he knows the best way to keep Emil safe from his corrupt father is to keep him at a distance.

The battle for peace is playing out like an intricate game of chess, and as the pieces on the board move into place, Emil starts to realize that he may have been competing against the wrong enemy all along.

You can find this book right now in the kindle store for only $2.99

History Is All You Left Me de [Adam Silvera]

“This book will make you cry, think, and then cry some more.” 
—Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything 

From the New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not comes an explosive examination of grief, mental illness, and the devastating consequences of refusing to let go of the past.

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.

If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

You can find this book right now in the kindle store for only $1.99

Mariam Sharma Hits the Road de [Sheba Karim]

Three Pakistani-American teenagers, on a trip through the land of pork ribs, mechanical bulls, and Confederate flags. It’s going to be quite an adventure.

The summer after her freshman year of college, Mariam is looking forward to working and hanging out with her best friends: irrepressible and beautiful Ghazala and religious but closeted Umar.

But when a scandalous photo of Ghaz appears on a billboard in Times Square, Mariam and Umar come up with a plan to rescue her from her furious parents. And what could be a better escape than a spontaneous road trip down to New Orleans?

With the heartbreaking honesty of Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’ mixed with the cultural growing pains and smart snark of When Dimple Met Rishi, this wry, remarkable road-trip story is about questioning where you come from—and choosing the family that chooses you back.

You can find this book right now in the kindle store for only $1.99

I highly recommend the Adam Silvera books. I hope you find some of these interesting and enjoyable!

Happy Readings ♥

Book Blogger Hop | Tropes In Books I Like

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, it was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by CoffeeAddictedWriter. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

This week’s topic is:

What are some common tropes you’ve seen in a genre you like to read? Are there any books you’ve read that reverse or change those tropes? (submitted by Julie @ JadeSky)

Well, i have to begin with the fact that my favorite genre is contemporary YA, and t has a ton of tropes that come around and around, always. Like, i think there isn’t any book wihout a trope of these, okay, no i can think about one or two books to be honest.

The tropes i come the most about are friends to lovers, which have two different ways of happening, either they have been in love all their lives and thought the other did not, and the ones they they suddenly reaize they are in love. Now, friends to lovers is my favorite trope, like becoming friends and then falling in love? 100% hell yeah, please and thank you. My faovirte ship in this is per se one that i think isn’t canon, but i ship them hard and is Victor and Eli from Vicious. yeah, i haven’t read Vengeful yet, a shame, but i understand Victor is actually asexual. Anyway, i did ship them a lot back in the day as friends who became enemies who would become lovers. That was actually my dream. Hahaha.

Another trope i see a lot is enemies to lovers which i can understand but i don’t enjoy it very much, my favorite though is Simon and Baz from Carry On. That’s my kind of book too, fantasy.

The trope i dislike the most is the one where the girl falls in love with the bad boy, especially because many times they romanticize very toxic relatioships, which i dislike a lot. I can’t think of any book i enjoyed with this trope, though i can’t remember even reading or finishing a book like that.

I can’t think of books that change the trope much, maybe Instant Karma which teaches the main character things aren’t actually the way she thinks they are, and so she starts to fall for the boy, and Peter Pan in which Wendy might have feelings for Peter and they are like “the parents” to the lost boys, but Peter isn’t interested in love and he doesn’t change the way he is for Wendy.

And that’s it for this week’s topic! What are the tropes you like in your favorite genre? Leave a comment and the link to your own post down below!