What is depression, and how can you explain to your child that her mother is suffering from an illness that even adults sometimes don’t understand?
Natalie is struggling to understand. What happened to her mother that triggered these dark days? Why doesn’t she try better for her, Natalie, to push the darkness away?
Tae Keller’s witty and emotional writing, mixed with a heavy subject, resulted in a perfect book for any ages. Continue reading “The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller | The most heart-touching middle grade novel!”
Is it too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year?! Because I feel like I haven’t done that yet on my blog.
I had a very slow start this time around. It is taking me forever to sort everything blog and reading related, and get back on track. Which is sad, because I love blogging and everything that comes with it, and when I put it aside, there is a part of me that is missing. But that is a story for another time! Continue reading “January & February Wrap Up 2018 | A very slow start to the New Year!”
«Empathy: because the commonality among human beings is emotion, and the only way we can bridge our vast discrepancies in experience is through what we feel. Let us be humbled in the knowledge that one may never fully understand the interior lives of others – but let us continue to care.»
This was my third book in just a couple of months that strongly focused on characters and deep emotions. And you know what? I’m loving every second of these experiences. In «Everything Here is Beautiful» we see the story from multiple perspectives – Miranda, Lucia, Manny, Yonah. Their fates forever linked by one deep emotion – Empathy.
Mira T. Lee have done an amazing job bringing her characters to life. Even their language and choice of words changed accordingly and added that exquisite touch to their personalities. Making them as real as my next door neighbours. Continue reading “Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee | Empathy: The ability to understand and share the feelings of another”
I keep saying it over and over, but I really enjoy different dystopian settings that different authors come up with. So I am always on the lookout for new apocalyptic stand alones or series, and more often than not, they are quite disappointing.
In The New Dark we didn’t learn what happened to the world and why the civilization as we know was gone. There were snippets of what life was like for the characters and we saw the existence of mutants, but we weren’t given a lot of information just yet regarding WHY everything had changed so drastically. Continue reading “The New Dark by Lorraine Thomson | What was the turning point of this book?”
Earlier this year I got a chance to read the ARC of «Gilded Cage» the first book in Dark Gifts series by Vic James and was blown away by the political plays, rebellion, magic and a new concept of slavery.
Of course when the second book was published, I had to get my hands on it immediately. And it didn’t disappoint! Continue reading “Tarnished City by Vic James |A brilliant continuation to the Dark Gifts series!”
There is only one month left before the end of this year and there are still a huge amount of books I would like to read before the 31st of December. I think it will always be like this , no matter how many books I manage to read each year.
My aim for this December is to prioritize ARCs and all pending reviews! So this is exactly what I will be reading (maybe some Christmasy novels as well). Continue reading “December TBR 2017 | Books I want to read before the end of the year!”
It’s been very long since I sat down and wrote a post for my blog! Too long! But as you all know, life has a tendency to get in the way and ruin your plans. Fear not! No matter how busy December is going to be, I am ready to watch tons of Christmas Movies and type type type on my keyboard, while wrapped up in a cozy robe with a steaming cup of tea by my side.
Alright, alright.. let’s actually start talking about books! Continue reading “October and November Wrap Up 2017 | Only one month left!”
There were a few books this year that I picked up because of their amazing-sounding Blurb. New Earth and Old Earth, Sci-fi and Dystopian, this new perfect life where noone can ever harm you, where there are no crimes, no illnesses, no hunger. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to my expectations.
This keeps happening to me over and over again, and I’m starting to doubt my ability to choose good books for myself. Maybe I’m being particularly picky or maybe I am making poor choices. Or the blurbs tend to lie more often than not! Continue reading “The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller | How dangerous your emotions can be?”