Saturday, 21 February 2015

Book Review - If I Stay by Gayle Forman | ★★★

I decided to make two seperate reviews of If I stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman. 

Mia is a seventeen year old girl, who is, except for her talent in playing the cello, pretty normal. She has a good shot at attending Julliard, a boyfriend, who also is a musican but playing the guitar in a rock band, a best friend and a family everybody could wish for. On a snowy day school is cancelled and her family decides to go visit their best friends who recently got a kid. But on this day Mia's life and dreams of becoming a famous cellist are shattered. On the way the family's car collides with another. Right after the accident, Mia finds herself somewhere between life and death. From outside her badly injured body, she sees the hugeness of the crash and later follows  the events at the hospital. Her Parents died instantly and her brother makes it to the hospital but doesn´t survive. 

Monday, 16 February 2015

Reading Slide-In

Before I´ll continue with the Slated trilogy, I want to read If I Stay and it´s sequel Where She Went by Gayle Forman. I got these books in todays mail and I just can´t put them away. Besides, each book has about 260 pages, so i´ll be through them quickly.

Soon there will either be a review of both books together or two separate reviews.

Book Review - Slated by Teri Terry ★★★★

Yesterday I finished the book I picked from my TBR-Jar. It was quite interesting and I had a hard time to lay the book down. 

The story is about a sixteen year old girl, Kyla, who has been slated, that means all her memories were erased. She is told that all who had been slated were criminals but the government gave them a second chance to get their lives back instead of being in prison or getting terminated. However, this option is only possible for people under sixteen years. Now she must play by the rules set by the government, she must learn to fit in and not ask questions. Her new life is dominated by a wristband, a Levo, which connects to a counterpart implanted in her brain. This Levo controls her emotions and it forces a black out as soon as their mood levels drop to low. This method is used to stop the slated to fall into anger or depression, so they can´t hurt themselves or others. Further in the story, Kyla can't stop herself from questioning things, she doesn´t accept the phony answers she receives.

Friday, 13 February 2015

My TBR-Jar Pick - Slated by Teri Terry

Since I´m not good at deciding what to read next, I´m using my TBR (To Be Read) - Jar. It contains little pieces of paper with titels of books I haven´t read yet. So everytime I don´t know which book to pick up, I randomly pick one of the pieces and read the chosen book. No exceptions.

So for today I picked Slated by Teri Terry. It´s the first book of the Slated trilogy and I´m really excited to start reading it. I only heard good things about this series, so I hope I like it, too. Review is coming soon!

Kyla´s memory has been ereased, her personality wiped blank, her memories lost forever. 

She´s been slated.

The government claims she was a terrorist, and that they are giving her a second chance - as long as she plays by their rules. But echoes of the past whisper in Kyla´s mind. Someone is lying to her, and nothing is as it seems. Who can she trust in her search for the truth?

Book Review - Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins ★★★★★

For my first review I picked "Anna and the French Kiss" written by Stephanie Perkins not only because I read it a few days ago but because it´s a great and lovely book. 

The story revolves around Anna, a teenage girl from Atlanta. For her senior year at high school, her parents decide to send her to an American boarding school in Paris. Anna doesn´t like to spend a year away from her best friend, Bridgette, and her could-be-boyfriend, Toph, but there is nothing she could do about it.

"Who sends their kids to boarding school? It´s so Hogwarts. Only mine doesn´t have cute boy wizards or magic candy or flying lessons."