Showing posts from March, 2018

A Young Adult cutie by Laura Lascarso hand. An author I have to check out. Great writing, very appealing characters

When Everything Is Blue by Laura Lascarso
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars rounding up to 4 because I was up till dawn lost in this book. If that doesn’t deserve a 4...

We all have our favorite genres and we keep using them as safe places, as sure bets to get what we want. And that’s what YA books are for me: a place I need to visit regularly to avoid homesickness. So I jumped into this book eyes closed and eager to dive myself in, more than ready for the Florida waters. And I liked it, I did. I truly enjoyed the writing (I’ll be checking more of Laura Lascarso work) and it hooked me enough to have me up till ungodly hours.

This is a story of friendship and love. A story about finding out who you are. A story about learning how life works, what being gay is, and what being outed means. A story about surf, skating, high school and dreams.

The best:

- Them, Theo and Chris. Their chemistry is amazing and both are cute and sweet. Well, what they are is mostly horny teenagers guided by their…

My 2018 favorite reading so far: Dani Alexander stole my breath away with laughing tears and loud sighs. Loved this book like crazy.

Shattered Glass by Dani Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Pure entertainment and hilarious like no other. This was me in so many levels I can’t start to explain it so I’ll just say that I had a blast reading this book, I fell in love with it and its extraordinary characters and I can’t recommend it strongly enough. This’s why I read, this is the reason I lose myself in books.

The adjective to describe Shattered Glass is: hilarious. My kind of humor but with the more than welcome touch of dark-seriousness that gives the plot the perfect amount of entertainment and thrill.
This story is a pleasure to read, a laugh out loud experience and, a combination of sexy and feels that hit home in every aspect I needed to.
I was captivated by these imperfect, acid, and sarcastic characters. They are everything . A delight.
Saying I love Austin Glass is an understatement. Saying I’m not obsessed with Peter Cotton would be a lie. My Peter Rabbit... (you should see my sighing face right now. Dreamy gir…

A socially awkward guy looking for a superhero and finding love and friendship in his way to find the truth. Cute and super sexy.

Liam Davis & The Raven by Anyta Sunday
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 you are so much better than a cat stars

Let’s just say this week won’t win an award to best week ever. And let’s also say that sometimes reading saves us from madness, and sadness or whatever we’re going through. So, when I heard Anyta Sunday was gifting her readers with this goodie I jumped (literally and figuratively) and downloaded it on my kindle. And the next I knew (and I’m gonna say it in my usual cheesy ways) it’s that a shiny ray lighted up my clouded day convincing me that you can find color and happiness just looking in the right places. And lucky me, this book was THE place in this right moment, because I was suddenly smiling and forgetting the world around.

What do we have here?

Liam is a cute, lonely and sweet college guy. He is a lovable weirdo, a socially awkward journalist, a man in a mission: he wants to find The Raven, the mysterious vigilante saving lives in campus. And in his way to discover the …

Who is anonymous? Who’s the author of this well written sad story? Life’s hard and here you have an example.

The Silver Cage by Anonymous
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is good. It is a story of love and hate, both entwined and mixed with a very thin thread. It’s sad too, because life is hard and shitty and once you end a book like this you just want for people to be happy and not afraid of their feelings. You just want to fight against unfairness and all kinds of injustice. Bigotry, intolerance, ignorance. It’s a difficult battle this one but, at least, I’m hopeful that I’m teaching my kids some good values. If they are the future and we could do shit about it, let’s do it, right?

The only reason I’m not giving this book 5 stars is the ending. It felt rushed and not in harmony with what I knew (or thought I knew) about Caleb (one of the MCs). It destroyed my perception of this captivating character and I was so mad in the last page...*growling*

The prose is beautiful. Simple but gorgeous. Or maybe not, maybe it’s not simple at all. It’s just... it is so easy to read, everything felt so natu…

This Larry Stylinson fanfic has super high ratings so don’t let my quitting influence you.

Pull Me Under by Zarah Detand

DNF at 16%, so no rating.

My love and lust after Harry Styles is very known among my family and friends (not his music, him. Physically) till the point that my 7 years old girl even calls him “mama’s boyfriend” (to my husband’s dismay) so when a friend of mine told me about this book coming from a fanfic about Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson I jumped in. Not only jumped in, I dragged my friend Rosalinda with me (who also dies for her lust after this cutie) to read about this very shipped couple.

And maybe that’s one of the reasons of my disappointment: I didn’t see them anywhere... at first I didn’t even know who was who.
I found the conversations flat and weird and I didn’t feel or empathize with the characters. But hey, don’t let my disappointment get to you because I know a lot of people who loved the book. I’m not one of those, no, but maybe you are. I may have loved it years ago... I don’t know. Not the right time for me and the lack of depth in here.…

When I need some detox, sci-fi shorts like this one are perfect. It helps also that Ted Chiang is DA man in this matter.

Hell is the Absence of God by Ted Chiang
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Superb. One of my favorite sci-fi shorts ever. I love the author, I love the way this Novella is written and I love the idea. Original and disturbing.

The existence of God has been scientifically proven and people know heaven and hell are real. But is it God a merciful being, or is he not? You know he exists but do you want to have faith in him? Love him? Because if you don’t you are going to hell. And what if your beloved partner goes to heaven but you don’t love God so you’re going to hell? Are you sure you want to spend the eternity separated? Wow... makes you think, right?

This world is amazing, disturbing, chaotic. Religion doesn’t mean what it means in our world because religion here is tangible. You know how things are, the point is how to live your life according to that since your behavior in life is gonna mark your death.

I don’t want to keep going, if you like science fiction, do yourself a favor and read it. It …

Paris, Seth and Dom’s style: funny, sexy and complicated.

Guns n' Boys: Paris by K.A. Merikan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Great addition to the Guns n’ Boys Series.

This one is short but full of the beautiful dissonances that make this love story a weird and brilliant piece of work.
Dom and his peculiar relationship with God (and with some Priests *snort*), Seth seeing red because of Domenico’s ex, and their emotions running high were the most remarkable things in this quickie.

Kat and Agnes have a gift. Their capacity to write surreal but funny situations amazes me every time. And that ability is extraordinary because the funny is FUNNY and the surreal, deliciously eccentric.

"It just couldn’t be a nice Christmas meal in a lovely French restaurant, could it?" *laughs* of course not, Seth, who do you think you’re dating! But Dom can give you the best thing ever: fireworks. Colorful fireworks.

Or a human ear or stuff like that. Super romantic.

Undoubtedly recommended! and I’ll keep going with book 3, Guns n' Boys: Homicidal Insti…