To keep reading or not to keep reading, that’s the question

Recently i finished -thank god is over- a very cheesy book. To be honest i don’t like that kind, but for some reason i thought I’ll like this one particular series although most people got excited about it and said it was Twilight with aliens.
Okay, first of all, let’s get over with it from the beginning; in my teen years i read and reread and reread twilight a gazillion times, and i really liked it, which is odd, because i don’t like vampires at all (except the ones from Vampire Academy and that was a surprise for me too). And yeah… Since then I’ve read a lot more and found many books i love better than twilight, but at the time it felt the right thing to read so, i regret nothing. Also, my twilight book is the one that helps me to get out of most of my reading slumps, so…
The thing is, since my twilight phase I’ve grown tired of cheesy and lovey dovey stuff and such.
Basically what i am trying to say is, i have no idea why did i decided to read the first book on the Lux series, other than me liking the idea of aliens living among us, walking among us. I really like the Lorien Legacies series too, sue me.
Anyway, i started Obsidian not expecting much, i just wanted an easy read (i got tired of ending books in tears) something fun, i don’t know. And to be honest i liked the first book an honorable amount. Yeah, it got cheesy at times but i could handle it somehow.
So, seeing it was a fun reading i decided to give the second book a shot too, what could go wrong, right?
What was i thinking?

The second book got much cheesier than the first one, and all the time i was reading i wanted to drop it. But i figured, why not finish it, was already half way through… so i give it a chance…

I went on and off with the book for weeks, until i got the streight to finish it yesterday… when i started the last chapter i was feeling blessed, and so it was until the last few pages… the book ended on a weird sort of cliffhanger that would really bother me if i never know how it got resolved.

And so… now i don’t know what to do, should i read the next book or shouldn’t? I’m like, not sure if i could pull through another whole book, also if i read the third one maybe i should read the last two too, because otherwise that would be sort of foolish… or not…

Oh well, now i have something to think about at work while bored…

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Silent month

I just realized September is almost over … i can’t belive i haven’t done anything this month… this is so weird. I mean, it’s not as if i had things planned, but normally i find myself at the end of the month knowing i’ve done something special… to be honest, i could have done some fun stuff, there is a convention going on this days close to my home, but all the talks and stuff looks so boring, and so amateurish, … last time i went there it got so boring… yeah, i enjoyed seeing people cosplaying and such, but it’s a one time thing in my opinion… if the panels were more interesting.. or at least they would sell books in english, but no … for some reason this country never brings good stuff in english or translate the good stuff either, so there’s that…

Yeah, well, … i was planning on going to ICon with my new Doctor Who shirt (which i got in the Doctor Who Experience when i visited Cardiff) but now i feel like it’s not worth the time or the bother of having to be around so many people…

Why is everything in this country so amateurish … ?????????????

I remember buying anime&manga magazines when i lived in Argentina, and there were many things they’ll do on weekends, like anime movies screenings and such, and i’ll love to go to that kind of things, … but here there are panels and talks by people who don’t really know the shit they are talking about or they don’t know how to talk to people really and so,… it’s incredibly annoying.

Gosh… this place is so boring, i can’t stand the lack of nerdiness this country has… like, people there are some cool stuff, why do you just keep watching Big Brother?? pick up a book, there are many cool series to read, watch some good tv shows… i don’t know.. i need to find someone like me, because this is getting old…

I think i knew one or two people with potential, but they always want me to watch what they want, and read the books they read and i never get a say, and they are so imposing, i couldn’t keep in touch, i got bored, especially because most of the stuff i didn’t really like.

But i see a lot of people online having great friendships with others that have their same taste in so much stuff, why am i the only one alone? why can’t i fangirl with someone??

Okay… this was not what i planned on saying…

Anyway… i’ll be back… i hope next month will be better.

Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas

Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas

Genre: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 344
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
Rating: 4.5 stars

Summary: Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie is allergic to electricity. Contact with it causes debilitating seizures. Moritz’s weak heart is kept pumping by an electronic pacemaker. If they ever did meet, Ollie would seize. But Moritz would die without his pacemaker. Both hermits from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark times—as Ollie loses his only friend, Liz, to the normalcy of high school and Moritz deals with a bully set on destroying him.

A story of impossible friendship and hope under strange circumstances, this debut is powerful, dark and humorous in equal measure. These extraordinary voices bring readers into the hearts and minds of two special boys who, like many teens, are just waiting for their moment to shine.

<summary taken from: goodreads.com>

my opinion on the book:

I asked for an arc of this book because I  kept hearing people talk about how good it was and it got me really curious.

The book is written as an epistolary novel, going from one main character to the other and back.

At first the it just seems another angst story about loner teenagers that are different from others, one is allergic to electricity, the other one has a peacemaker and is blind, but soon you’ll realize that this story goes way beyond teenage angst. There isn’t much that can be told about the plot without revealing too much about it, so let’s  just say that this isn’t just your regular coming-of-age sort of story.

One of the things i loved the most about the book was how the relationship between the two main characters was built. Ollie and Moritz have very different lives, background stories and character; because of the great differences between them, the way the relationship developed wasn’t equal for both of them, while Ollie felt comfortable talking about many things from the beginning, Moritz kept to himself and slowly started to open up.

The voices of both boys are very distinctive, most of the time, because of the way their lives are, they have contrary ways to see the world. Althought this goes a bit lost about the middle of the book, when Moritz starts to open up not only to Ollie but to people in his city, sometimes he sounded more like Ollie than himself, which could also be because he was taking advice and streigh from Ollie, people do tend to adopt manners from others. Anyway, sometimes at the beginning of a chapter i wasn’t sure who was talking, but it corrected itself pretty fast.

The stories of each of the boys and their interactions with the minor characters were very interesting, although i preferred Moritz’s, maybe because it had more action, or just ’cause Ollie kept leaving his story in cliffhangers that felt unnecessary, it felt as if it was just because there wouldn’t be anything more to say after the “event” he keeps talking about, was over.

In conlusion, I give the book a 4.5, even thought i loved it so much, mostly because at some parts i kind of lost interest and i wasn’t sure if i should keep reading or not. Obviously, the moment the book showed its cards (the plot twist) i got sucked in by it so badly i just couldn’t stop reading until i was finished.

The story is presented very nicely, the characters are interesting and different from the ones you get in your regular contemporary coming-of-age books, which made this book so special.

The book doesn’t end in a closed way, there are many things that can still happen, which is great because apparently there will be a sequel (according to goodreads), which makes the book even awesomer! (is that a word?).

Anyway, for the people who really like great developments and twists, i highly recommend this book. It’s so very enjoyable, i’m sure i’ll reread it pretty soon.