The Story Of My Life,
The Story Of My Life,
Thank you Find Me At The Library for tagging me here!! 🙂
1. Totally didn’t need to have a sequel/sequels
This book could have been ended in one. I didn’t even like the next books so much. But the concept BLEW my mind.
2. Totally didn’t need to have more than one point of view!
I’m sorry, I ADORE dual povs.. They change the entire dynamics!
3. Totally didn’t need to change cover art through the middle of a series!
I’ve never come across a massacre like that! Sorry for another non-answer!
4. Totally didn’t need a love triangle!
As if Edward and Bella’s drama weren’t enough, she shows us Jacob and then snatches him away. 😦
I can’t resist saying something negative from this book.. 😛
Why was Gale even there????
5. Totally didn’t need this book to be included in this series!
Err.. I’m aware that the series would be incomplete without this book, but c’mon!!!! I DID NOT like it.
6. Totally didn’t need a cliffhanger!
The next book wasn’t worth finishing. I don’t know, I might try again someday. But my expectations were soaring very very high.
7. Totally didn’t need to have just one point of view!
I wanted Christian’s POV. What could be so wrong with his head????? I’m glad to have Grey now, but I wish it was all in the same book. 😦
8. Totally didn’t need that much hype!
SURPRISE!!!!!! Dude, what’s so special about a sparkly vampire?????
9. Totally didn’t need a relative book reference! (e.g. Hunger Games fan would love Divergent.)
I agree with Find Me At The Library. Nothing wrong with references.
10. Totally didn’t deserve my time!
I COULD have named any bad book, but this book.. its just special. *sarcastic smile*
This lyrics from the song Airplanes frames my question very well. There are so many things we wish for. So many unfulfilled daydreams, so many wistful sighes. But if you had ONE, only ONE chance, which of your million wishes blown would you choose to have fulfilled?? What would YOU wish for if you had one chance??
The comment box is all yours..
Yes, yes, yes! I’m finally doing this review and playlist!!! *sigh* I loved this book soooo much!!! *jumps up and down in excitement* *and then suddenly stops* But I also HATED it..
Confused?? Read on..
“My name is Calla Price. I’m eighteen years old, and I’m one half of a whole. My other half—my twin brother, my Finn—is crazy. I love him. More than life, more than anything. And even though I’m terrified he’ll suck me down with him, no one can save him but me. I’m doing all I can to stay afloat in a sea of insanity, but I’m drowning more and more each day. So I reach out for a lifeline. Dare DuBray. He’s my savior and my anti-Christ. His arms are where I feel safe, where I’m afraid, where I belong, where I’m lost. He will heal me, break me, love me and hate me. He has the power to destroy me. Maybe that’s ok. Because I can’t seem to save Finn and love Dare without everyone getting hurt. Why? Because of a secret. A secret I’m so busy trying to figure out, that I never see it coming. You won’t either.”
Last summer, I had read the Beautifully Broken series by Courtney Cole. Very cute, very chick-lit, but thoroughly interesting in its own sphere. A few months later, I come across the blurb for Nocte. My reaction- Wait, what? This is written by Courtney Cole?? Isn’t she the one who wrote Beautifully Broken??
And then I read this book.
Totally life-altering decision.
First of all, the concept. Lord, the idea. Throughout the first book (and the second), I had no clue what is going to happen to the storyline. I wasn’t even sure of the genre of this book!! But I just. couldn’t. put. it. down.
Next, the characters. Calla was one awesome, frustrating, twisted heroine. Finn- I refuse to discuss him. Dare- *swoons on spot*
Did I mention that this book has a lot of Latin phrases? ❤
*shivers* I read this book months back, but it still haunts me. Maybe because I’ve been dumb enough not to read the third book. Oh wait, the third book hasn’t even released ! *angry face*
You can read this book. In fact you totally should. I gave it 5 stars. So did thousands of other people.
Buuuuut, consider yourself warned.
“Don’t ask, because I can’t tell you right now. Everyone has secrets, Calla, even me.”
“I’m doing all I can to stay afloat in a sea of insanity, but I’m drowning more and more each day.”
” Save me, and I will save you.”
I must be crazy to be making a playlist for this…
1. Down- Jason Walker
I thought I could fly, so why did I drown?
Never know why it’s coming down, down, down.
2. Comfortably Numb- Pink Floyd
This is not how I am
I have become comfortably numb
When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
4. My Immortal- Evanescence
‘Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won’t leave me alone
These wounds won’t seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase
5. I’ll Follow You Into The Dark- Death Cab For Cutie
If there’s no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark
6. Closer- Kings Of Leon
With the moon I run
Far from the carnage of the fiery sun
7. Monster- Imagine Dragons
I get the feeling just because
Everything I touch isn’t dark enough
That this problem lies in me
8. Echo- Jason Walker
Cause my echo, echo
Is the only voice coming back
Is the only friend that I have
9. Come Away To The Water- Maroon 5
Come away little lamb come away to the slaughter
To the one appointed to see this through
We are calling for you
My head is spinning. (Side effect of reading or thinking about this book.)
I want, no, I need the third book yesterday!!!!!!!!
So this is called obsession, guys. As you can see I’ve found yet another tag, this time at Read.Run.Study aaaaand I decided to do it! Have a look..
Which author would you read anything, and I mean anything, from?
Colleen Hoover. I’m sure even her grocery lists must be interesting.
Name a character you just want to punch in the face.
Caleb Prior from Allegiant. You all know why… No offense to Ansel Elgort, by the way- I’ll always love you..
Which character from absolutely any book would you volunteer for if our world was anything like the Hunger Games?
Ivan Elbisivni from If You could See Me Now, and Patch from Hush, Hush.. Oh, and Finn from Switched. And Cedric Diggory :-(… Can’t let anything happen to these people.. *shakes head*
Which scary book kept you up all night?
*waking up from a Four haze* Oh, yes the question.. Ummm, I don’t really read horror stuff but Gone Girl still keeps me up with scary thoughts and I keep suspecting everyone in my life 😛 I’m not AT ALL Dauntless..
Which character’s journey are you willing to take?’
*wiping tears after remembering Walk To Remember*
Anyways, I’d love to be Anna from
Because I’m smart.. No one said the journey has to be difficult or Katniss-like.. Huh, and Etienne is so much better than any other hero.. (I am sooo confused between book boyfriends)..
Which character do you hate but love?
I haven’t watched/read Ender’s Game, but anyways…
I can’t believe I’m admitting this buuut.. Christian Grey… No, I really hate him.. But why does he say those dialogues??? What is wrong with me??
And yes, I haven’t accepted Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey..
Name a book that you lent out and it’s been awhile since you’ve seen it, and you would gladly take it back.
I lent out The Year I met You by Cecelia Ahern a few days back, but I want it back.. 😦
Which book helped you get through tough times?
Some quotes of this book are…. *sigh*
Which character would you stand by with in a war till the very end?
That would be Percy Jackson.. 😀 I’d probably enjoy standing by him in a war!!
Which character would you give Minny’s pie to?
Loved this movie, and LOVED this line!
I haven’t read or watched Twilight, but I know the basic storyline, and I HATE Bella… And Kristen Stewart made it no better.. And I can’t believe I’m wasting this wonderful line on BELLA…
and this is soooo true..
No offense guys, I meant the extreme cases…
Don’t Make Me Beautiful- Elle Casey
“No one knew a woman lived there or that she even existed. A monster, living in darkness…
At twenty-two, Nicole doesn’t even look human anymore. The beast made sure of that. So she hides. A monster, consigned to a life of fear and solitude. This is all she deserves, she is quite sure of that.
And then one day out of the blue, the autographed baseball caught by Brian Jensen at the latest Marlins game enters her prison and manages to turn her world completely upside down.
Temptation comes in the form of pity at first, and then perhaps something more. Does she dare to believe the things she’s told, that this is not the life she was meant to live? That being a monster is not her forever-fate? And will she be willing to risk everything, to reach out and accept the helping hands around her and share her deepest, darkest secrets? She knows only too well that hands can hurt. Finding out whether they can also heal is a risky proposition, especially when the beast is still out there. Looking for her.”
I don’t have much to say about this book except that it is extremely beautiful and inspiring. It was even better than the blurb description- which is kind of bland and cliche compared to the amazing storyline. Oh, and apparently its based on true events. *shudder*
1. Skyscraper- Demi Lavato (Describing Nicole’s brave heart)
“Do you have to make me feel like
There’s nothing left of me?”
2. Watching you- Rodney Atkins (Brian and Liam)
“Yeah we’re just alike, hey ain’t we dad
I wanna do everything you do
So I’ve been watching you”
3. Dandelion- Kacey Musgraves
“Sent you dancing on the breeze
And like a stupid little girl
I spent my wishes on a weed
Thinking it could change my world”
4. Only Hope- Mandy Moore
“So I lay my head back down
And I lift my hands
and pray to be only Yours
I pray to be only Yours
I know now you’re my only hope”
5, Innocent- Taylor Swift
“It’s alright, just wait and see
Your string of lights is still bright to me
Oh, who you are is not where you’ve been.
You’re still an innocent,
You’re still an innocent.”
6. Fix You- Coldplay
“Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you”
7. Begin Again- Taylor Swift
“And you throw your head back laughing like a little kid
I think it’s strange that you think I’m funny ’cause he never did
I’ve been spending the last eight months
Thinking all love ever does is break and burn and end
But on a Wednesday in a cafe I watched it begin again”
8. I feel pretty/unpretty – Glee Cast (Nicole’s final feelings for her ex.. sorry, I keep forgetting his name)
“I wish I could tie you up in my shoes
Make you feel unpretty too
I was told I was beautiful
But what does that mean to you
Look into the mirror who’s inside there
The one with the long hair
Same old me again today”
🙂 Even if you haven’t read the book, you can listen to the songs- they are pretty awesome (according to me)
This has to be the most difficult list I’ve ever made. Specially because after getting a new phone this year, I’ve been reading too much. And me being the romance-obsessed person that I am, I had too limit the list to books that I’ve read only this year. 😛 If you want the review or playlist for any of these books, all you need to do is comment in the box below. 🙂
25. Remember When Trilogy– T.Torrest
I LOVED the first book, liked the second, was disappointed with the third. But this one remains one of my favorite series’ that I read this year.
24. Flipped– Wendelin Van Draanen
Flipped is the most unsatisfactory but sweet books I’ve ever read. I don’t even know whether this counts counts as a romance novel. Probably belongs to a genre called ‘first love’.
23. Seaside series- Rachel Van Dyken
Okay, so its melodramatic, unrealistic and cliche. Doesn’t stop me from loving it. Please, all of us need some fictional characters to drool over. Demetri, Alec, and Jamie are PERFECT.
22. Hush, hush- Becca Fitzpatrick
This one isn’t really my type of book, but one word will be enough to justify why I LOVE it- Patch. (You know him if you’ve read the books)
21. Loving Mr. Daniels– Brittany C. Cherry
Very cliche. Very sweet.
20. Dear Adam– Ava Zavora
This book is waaaaaayyy different from all the typical romance novels you read. The concept is freakin’ awesome.
19. Coming home– Priscilla Glenn
A pure romance, but not too cliche. It has a warm fuzzy feel to it, so I’d say its a ‘comfortable’ book.
18. Ugly love – Colleen Hoover
Its Colleen hoover, of course its awesome. Just read it without doubt, if you like romance and suspense.
17. Neighbour From Hell- R.L. Mathewson
Want a good laugh? Love romance? Find fighting couples cute? This is your series. And all the books haven’t even been published yet, just the four above.
16. Just One Wish– Janette Rallison
Its adorable.. I loved its uniqueness, simplicity, and writing style. But the ending???!!
15. Archer’s voice– Mia Sheeridan
Sweet, unique, heart- touching.
14. 50 Shades Of Grey– E.L. James
Shocked? Don’t be.. If you’ve read it, you probably know why. Putting aside the erotic and insensitive parts, the last two books of this series have quite a sweet bit of romance. And of course, I imagined Ian Somerhalder as Christian Grey, so it kinda increased the love.. 😛
13. Reasons I fell for the funny fat friend– Cassie May
This is like my dream love story, I don’t know about funny, but I am kind of the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend), so….
12. Hate List – Jennifer Brown
Don’t read this if you want a romantic book. This book shows romance from a different, negative side. Dark, haunting, this book will make you THINK.
11. Saving June – Hannah Harrington
I almost disliked it in the beginning, but as I kept reading, it was impossible to put the damn book (or in my case, my phone) down. And, trust me, in the end, you are rewarded for reading the whole thing and not dying of suspense.
10. Collision Course – S.C. Stephens
Search for the blurb on Google, you’ll get a hint as to why I love this book.
9. Annie’s Song – Catherine Anderson
Its old-fashioned, its sweet, its awesome. At least read the blurb.
8. Twenty Boy Summer– Sarah Ockler
Sarah Ockler, you are bloody amazing..*wiping tears from my eyes*
7. Butterfly Weeds– Laura Miller
*contented sigh* God, I’m such a romantic fool…*tears*
6. When It Rains– Lisa De Jong
To read my review and playlist, click here.
5. Take This Regret– A.L. Jackson
Look at the name of the book, guys. It was bound to be amazingly awesome. I’m making the playlist, I’ll post it soon. 🙂
4. The Sweet Gum Tree– Katherine Allred
Some might find the writing style boring, but the story is really good.
3. Hopeless series– Colleen Hoover
Just go read the Prologue, you won’t be able to put it down.
2. Slammed series– Colleen Hoover
Sometimes I hate Colleen Hoover for writing this book and creating this imagery in my head of a perfect romance.
1. Sea Of Tranquility– Katja Millay
The last two words. You know what I mean if you’ve read it.
So there you go, the best of my entire year.