Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Feminism & erotica novels

I have something to say and I need to frank about it.

Some people have asked me how I can be a feminist and at the same time read and like erotica novels. I guess what they're asking me is how I can read books that they think are condescending towards women when I stand for the exact opposite.
So what you're asking me right now is how I can read a book about two people who are attracted to each other, two people who have sex because they are attracted to each other and because they enjoy it? You must be butterflying mental because I really don't see what you use to think with.

Let me remind you what feminism is all about. Feminism is about equality between both genders.
So the real question you're asking me right now is: How can you support books that drags women under the surface and supports men's need?
Have you ever thought that maybe women likes sex too? That we like to pleasure ourselves? That we can be just as turned on as men? Because we can. We have everything in common with men except for one single chromosome.

I am all about women having the same rights and possibilities as men. If I or any other woman would want to work as a pilot, truck-driver or any other work that the world considers "manly" then that woman should be able to do that. Just because we have a vagina and you have a penis doesn't mean that we're incapable to do certain things.

Back to the actual subject. How can I read erotica novels when they - according to you - pull women below the surface?
As I told you before I am all about women feeling and experiencing the exact same things as men and for men to feel and experience the exact same things as women.

In erotica novels it's hardly ever that the woman the story revolves around doesn't enjoy herself. She enjoys sex 'cause that's how we're built. Sex is a natural thing to us and if you think you're really complex and intellectual by asking me that same question over and over again I suggest you take a step back and start asking yourself why you think that.
Now, I'm not saying that people aren't entitled to their own opinions; 'cause they are! But if I've told you over and over again how I feel about feminism and erotica novels mashing together then that's it. If you think I have a horrible opinion then fine, let it be, but it's my opinion and it's not changing.

You get to have you're opinion but that doesn't mean that I have to feel and think the exact same as you. My opinion is my opinion, and your opinion is your opinion. It's not harder than that.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Review: Forgotten Treasures by D. Hart

My rating: ★★★
Genre: NA, romance
Series: stand-alone

Blurb from Goodreads:
In the aftermath of destruction, hearts were destroyed, strengths were stripped, and vulnerabilities were exposed. 

A community was ripped apart after a tragic accident, and the loss hit one family particularly hard as it claimed the lives of three, leaving only one surviving member to pick up the pieces and move forward.

Baylor’s life was wiped clean in the blink of an eye. No family, no home, no name. That is, until she met Brandt. He took a chance, giving her hope and a reason to start over. A reason to rebuild a life full of forgotten memories. A reason to trust. A reason to love. 

Finding love in all the right places should be easy, but when truths are revealed, it's anything but. Brandt will help her rediscover the true meaning of unconditional eternal love that will prove painful, life altering, and redeeming.

Together, they will try to face the future and will use each other’s strengths to learn how to live again. Can they rewrite history, or in the end, will the tragedies of their pasts be too much?

My review:

While at times it's hard to remember, it's more painful to forget. 

*ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for honest review* 

Dani Hard has succeeded. Again. I don't think I've ever read books like hers. They're tough and the characters have the world betting against them, but at the same time, they're sweet and wonderful and make you happy like nothing else. 

In the beginning of this book we're introduced to our main character, Freckles. She's been in an accident and has lost her memories - and not just memories of the accident, memories of her entire life. Along with her memories, her name, age, personality and previous feelings are gone. Devastating? Oh, yes, indeed. 

There's a lot of things a book can do. It can make you cry, laugh, smile, sob, feel anger, hatred, happiness, sadness and so much more. But D. Hart's books? They have all of that and just so much more. There's not one single second while reading her books that you're not feeling something.

There. Look. A shooting star. Make a wish.

D. Hart has a particular way of writing books. She begins with a trauma and follows with how they got there and where they're going from there. I guess some people will think that it sounds like any other book. Oh, boy, how wrong you are if you truly believe that. Look it up on Goodreads. There's one person who's rated it 4 stars but her review is positive. Beat that, prejudiced bastards.

I related to a lot of her characters, once again. I could see one of my best friends in Freckles younger sister and the resemblance between them was almost terrifyingly alike. Books that you can relate to on a personal level they have some importance, don't they? 

While I was finishing this I was in a public place so crying because of a book? People would've classified me as mentally crazy. I sobbed inwardly instead. For so long. The end broke me and I'm still not sure I'm okay. Tissues? Anyone?

I believe that I loved her other book, A Firefighter's Flame a bit more than this. This ending was better than A Firefighter's Flame though - 'cause that ending? Don't even think about mentioning that to me. 
But I could relate a bit more to A Firefighter's Flame. And don't get me wrong here! Both of these books are a big part of my favorites and nothing will ever change that but one has to be honest with themselves, and not say things only because those things are preferred?

If you're in for a dark but still very happy read then, READ READ READ READ READ (shouty capitals, yes) this. Ironically enough, it's released today. 

5 brilliant, brilliant stars. 

People with hope fought.
People with purpose fought. 
I surrendered. 

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Review: Hate F*@k by Ainsley Booth

My rating: ★★★
Genre: NA, romance, erotica
Series: Hate F*@k #1

Blurb from Goodreads:
Warning: This is just the start. This doesn't end well. And it's going to get much worse before it ever gets better.

I push her buttons. I want to push them in the good way. Dirty, up-against-the-wall, my-hand-in-her-pants kind of way.
But that’s not possible, because I’m dark and she’s light, and we both know it.
So I push her buttons in the bad way, making her hate me. 

If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d ask for Cole Parker to never look at me again, that I’d forget the dark promise in his eyes, and that just once, before he vanished from my life completely, that he’d push me up against a wall and fuck me.
Then I’d go wash my mouth out with soap

My review:

This woman turns me into a simpering idiot. And if she'd have me, I'd give it all up and try to be a better man for her.

*ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for honest review*

I didn't have any expectations about this. And I'm glad I didn't. 'Cause it made it a thousand times better. 

Did I get the title? Not at all. 
Did I like the cover? Not at all. 
Was I calm while reading this? Not at all. 
Did I love it? Oh yes indeed. 

Comically, when I first read the synopsis all I could picture was the locker room showers in Teen Wolf. Huh? Weird doesn't even begin to cover it. So, I thereby thought the book would take place in a high school and it would be about a boy - probably a football player, the "golden-son" with a tat too much self-love - and a girl - the grown-up one with a lot to say but who doesn't open her mouth - with the only thing in common would be there attraction to each other. I was wrong. No, I wasn't wrong. I was really, incredibly, so butterflyingly wrong. 

This does not take place in a high school. 
It's not about two teenagers with raging hormones. 

So after my incident with the Teen Wolf showers I was braving myself for a short, high school, erotica book. It wasn't. There wasn't any Teen Wolf showers and it wasn't high school. 

If we met at a different time and place, I’d want you to teach me how to be GOOD. Because you’re so good it makes me wish I had a HEART. For you, I’d try to be an average man, with feelings and everything.
When you first start reading this book you are introduced to our two main characters; Hailey and Cole. Two very messed up individuals. According to me, they fit perfectly together. Don't all messed up characters? So the thing about "Hate Fuck"? It did not make sense to me. 

I did not get the "Hate Fuck" part. I get that they weren't that fond of each other, but hate? Nuhu. I did not either get the synopsis. It sounds like abuse and this book was not abuse. They were equally committed to their "relationship" which - according to me - does not count as abuse. All of it was just plain, absurd thoughts. Nothing to get worked up about. 

Yes, that is it for me it would seem. I don't think I can comment on that much more, except for one thing! The cliff hanger! I am dying to know the secret motives behind that last sentence. Gaaah!

I’ve tasted beautiful and I’m not letting her go.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

One More Minute with You by Sierra Hill

My rating: ★★★
Genre: NA, romance
Series: stand-alone

Blurb from Goodreads:
Seattle is in the rearview mirror and Kenzie Daniels wants to start a new life to pursue her musical dreams in Nashville. But it’s harder than she thought trying to make it on her own with no one to rely on but herself. Until a handsome customer shows up at her table and changes the course of her future. 

Remy Martins wasn’t looking for anything but a good time and a creative outlet when he stumbled upon Hank’s Diner and discovered his muse. The moment he laid eyes on Kenzie, the beautiful waitress with a chip on her shoulder, he knew his luck had turned around. He’d been in a writing slump for months and she was the spark he needed, breathing new life into his lyrics. Now Remy is determined to have Kenzie and keep her in his life. 

When a chance run-in at one of his gigs has Kenzie leaning on him for support, Remy is given the opportunity to make her an offer she just can’t refuse. 
Just as their relationship morphs into something more, fueling a deep physical need that neither of them can deny, Kenzie’s and Remy’s pasts collide - threatening to destroy their bond along the dreams they’d hoped to fulfill. 

Can Kenzie rely on Remy to be there when she needs him the most? Will both their dark pasts ruin their chances at a bright future? 

My review:

*ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

I am a sucker for romance. I admit it. Can we move on now?

I liked this book. It wasn't perfect due to some spelling and grammar mistakes that made it a bit hard to read but overall it was incredibly good and sweet. 

I felt like I could relate to Kenzie's situation with Seth. A few years back similar things happened with my mom's ex-husband and I will not go into too much detail about that because it's still a sensitive subject for me. 

The two main characters, Kenzie and Remy were both really amazing. I fell head-first in love with Remy the second I started reading and I remained in love with him throughout the entire book.

I feel like there is so much more I need to say about this but I literally can't. It wasn't one of those books that touched me deeply. It made me feel giddy and happy. Therefor, the four stars. I did enjoy it, I just didn't love it.


I was glad that Kenzie didn't decide to jump head-first into Remy's proposition. But I was still happy when she did after a while. I was also proud (???) - call it whatever you want - when she told him that sex was off limits. It gave us more perspective to what kind of character she was. Often in these kind of books, they jump straight into their friends with benefits relationship and it gets kinda predictable. But they didn't in this one and I'm happy about that. 

Seth was mentally crazy, right? I wasn't the only one who noticed that? God, how I hated him and he reminded me way too much about my mom's ex-husband. Ugh. 

The sex was steamy and I liked it. I guess after all that waiting it couldn't be anything else rather than steamy. 

I feel like I need to write SO much more but I really, can't. There isn't that much I can comment and to try would just be unnecessary. 

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Överenskommelser av Simona Ahrnstedt (in Swedish)

*book review for school*

Bedömning: ★★★
Genre: Vuxna, kärlek, litteratur; historisk
Serie: Ensamstående

Sammanfattning från Goodreads: Det är i december 1880 på Operan de möts för första gången. Hon – Beatrice Löwenström som bor med sin farbrors familj och som lever ett hårt hållet konventionellt borgarliv. Han – karismatiske Seth Hammerstaal, stadens mest omtalade ungkarl, en av Sveriges rikaste män som aldrig har levt sitt liv efter någon regelbok.
Efter den kvällen tycks de ständigt korsa varandras vägar i Stockholms societet. Seth fascineras av Beatrices intelligens, frispråkighet och hon liknar ingen annan kvinna han tidigare mött. Det dröjer inte länge förrän Beatrice och Seth inser att de är involverade i en mycket komplicerad men passionerad romans.
Men det finns planer och överenskommelser som personer i Beatrices närhet har avtalat – planer som varken innefattar frihet, lycka eller Seth…

Min tolkning av huvudkaraktärerna: 
Beatrice Löwentröm är en viljestark ung kvinna. Hon har eldrött, midjelångt hår och fräknar som täcker hennes nätta kropp. Hon säger exakt vad hon känner - och hon känner mycket. Hon lever ett liv i skuggan bakom mäktiga människor med osunda åsikter som gör allt för att få henne att tvivla på sig själv och ta ett kliv tillbaka från hennes argument att kvinnan är lika mycket värd som mannen. 

Seth Hammerstaal är en självständig ung man. Han är lugn, beskyddande och erfaren i världen. Trots allt tänker han inte på konsekvenserna när han säger saker som han egentligen skulle ha hållit tyst om. 
Han står inte ut när kvinnor eller män förtrycks och försöker hjälpa i dessa situationer. 

Min recension: 

Kvinnor ska inte ha för många åsikter, är det så ni menar? De ska låta männen bestämma vad de ska se och tycka om?

Jag har inga ord. Och hade jag det skulle de vara ord om lycka och glädje. 

Jävlar vilken bok. 

Har du någonsin börjat läsa en bok och sedan efter ett tiotal sidor insett att ja, det här är jag? Det här var den boken. Det tog mig mental kraft att lägga ner den här boken för att få nån sömn. 

Det är feminism. Det är feminism på 1800-talet. Sjung hallelujah och prisa gud för det här är fantastiskt. Redan 20 sidor in i boken pratas det om att kvinnor är mindre värda och de bara ska användas som prydnader eller för mannens njutning. De spekulerar fram och tillbaka om vad kvinnor ska tycka och tänka, gilla och inte gilla och Beatrice säger då: "Kvinnor ska inte ha för många åsikter, är det så ni menar? De ska låta männen bestämma vad de ska se och tycka om?" Varpå en kvinna svarar: "Vad är det för fel med det?" 
Detta gjorde mig arg och ledsen. Arg för att denna kvinna trodde på seriösaste allvar att kvinnan var mindre värd än mannen och jag var ledsen för att de hade lyckats knäcka henne helt totalt. 
De börjar, efter det här, prata om att de har erfarenhet med att kvinnor oftast känner att mannen ska bestämma. Beatrice lutar sig då fram och säger: "Min erfarenhet säger mig att folk gärna väljer att se på saker och ting på ett sådant sätt att det passar sina egna intressen. De är bara mottagliga för information som bekräftar de åsikter de redan har bildat sig. Allt som talar emot struntar de i."
Bam. Beatrice Löwenström är min nya hjälte och förebild. 

Folk har klassat den som en "koiskroman" och ändå så sitter jag här nu och lyssnar på Claude Debussy och gråter medan jag skriver en recension till min svenskalärare. Jag förstår inte hur du kan orka med att såra mina känslor med att säga att det är en "koiskroman". Gå å kastrera dig själv för att jag orkar inte med det här, det tar för mycket energi av mig att veta att du finns. Det är jobbigt. 

En av mina favoriter. Kommer alltid vara så. Jag kan inte få nog av denna hjärtekrossande historia. Du lyckades, Arhnstedt. Du lyckades. 


En åsikt är inte nödvändigtvis sann bara för att den har många anhängare.

Greve Rosenschiöld är ett jävla svin. Jag kan seriöst inte avsky honom mer. Jag mådde så otroligt illa när jag läste om deras bröllopsnatt. Tror nog att jag aldrig någonsin har läst om en äckligare människa. 
I scenen med Edvard på bordellen höll jag på att spy. Jag har, fram tills då, trott att den värsta karaktären jag någonsin skulle snubbla på var Breadyn från A Firefighter's Flame. Hur fel hade jag? Herre Gud, hur mycket jag hatar Rosenschiöld går inte att beskriva. 

Lycka när Seth skrek "NEJ" när Wilhelm skulle till att örfila Beatrice en andra gång. Jag kände redan då hur min kärlek för Seth växte. 

Jag har satt post-it lappar i hela boken. Orangea/gula står för bra saker de säger, gröna är för Seth-Beatrice delar, blåa för kvinnoförtryckande delar och rosa för riktigt, riktigt lyckliga. Den första rosa lappen sitter där greven dör. Jag har till och med målat ett hjärta på den för att visa min kärlek för en av mina favoritdelar: när "grevens hjärta orkade bara någon timme till innan han med ett sista rosslande dog utan att ha återfått medvetandet. En ljust röd vätska rann ur hans mun och en stank spred sig genom rummet". Det kommer för alltid vara en av mina favoritdelar. 

Slutet. Åh, slutet. Kunde Ahrnstedt ha skrivit ett bättre slut? 
När Seth berättade för Lily att han inte kunde gifta sig med henne å Lily svarade "åh, vad bra" så grät jag lyckotårar. Jag är säker på att Lily var en fantastisk karaktär men jag gillade henne inte. Detta endast för att hon var i vägen för Seth och Beatrice. Annars var hon riktigt bra. 

"Min Alex?"
"Han är inte din Alex längre." 
Åh, Beatrice. Köksscenen var perfekt. Jag grät tårar av lycka under hela slutet och det hjälpte inte när de precis var på att göra det och Seth bad henne att kolla på honom för att visa att han aldrig skulle skada henne. Det gjorde mitt liv 10 gånger värre. 

":)" är allt jag känner just nu. ":)"

5 briljanta stjärnor. 

Men eftersom ni inte är kvinna, hur kan ni då veta vad som gör en kvinna lycklig?

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Thank you so much for reading, I'll talk to you next time. BYEEE


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

50 Shades of Pink by K. T. Grant

My rating: ★★★+0.5
Genre: Adult, contemporary: romance
Series: stand-alone

Blurb from Goodreads:
Living in Manhattan and working at Virago, one of the most successful women’s magazines in the nation is a dream come true for Lindsay Pinke. After five years of being overworked and underpaid in the research department, she’s finally noticed by Colette Duarte, the provocative executive editor of the magazine. She offers Lindsay the coveted role as her personal assistant, but first she must prove she’s worthy of the position. Lindsay must interview Victoria Nox, the elusive and extremely private CEO of Nox Media Holdings. If Lindsay succeeds, Colette promises her great things for her publishing career. If Lindsay fails, her chance as a respected writer will be cut short.

A chance meeting with Victoria at a high class function puts into motion a series of events that leaves Lindsay blindsided by her strong physical reaction to the magnetic but foreboding woman. When Lindsay unwittingly falls into Victoria’s world of dark temptations and complex entanglements, she leans the shocking truth Victoria hides about Colette that rocks Lindsay to her very core.

Now that Lindsay has become a balm on Victoria's soul, is she strong enough to help Victoria confront her shameful past, and stop one woman's sick games once and for all?

My review:

That's a strange way to describe it. 

*eARC provided through NetGalley in exchange for honest review*

When I first saw this on NetGalley I was a actually a bit surprised. Mostly because I thought this was a fan fiction and I was confused as to why a fan fiction had been physically published. Very confused, so to say. 
I have read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and yes, I did like it. That does not mean that I support rape, if anything I'm one of the most anti-rape individuals you'll ever meet. 
Back to the subject! I saw this on NetGalley and as previous mentioned, I thought it was a fan fiction. Turns out, it's not. This is Fifty Shades of Grey with a lesbian element and without the BDSM, etc. 
I think that if you've read Fifty Shades of Grey (or not. It doesn't matter) you should read this book. It's only 210 pages (yes, that is a problem) and very easy to get through. 
I had some troubles with how things turned out and that it all was incredibly rushed but yes, I did like it. 

*If you're a homophobic (which you really shouldn't be. It's 2015) than you probably shouldn't read this book*


Suddenly Victoria turned from being the stone-cold CEO to a fuzzy little teddy bear. 
I had some really big problems with it all being so rushed. I get that they both were attracted to each other but what I didn't get was why they had sex the first time they kissed. 
So Lindsay found out about what Colette did to Victoria and then they kiss in the guest house at Veronica's parents place. After that they somehow end up having sex. What? Just what? All I could feel was: "What the fning hell is happening?" I mean, I did enjoy that part and I thought it was nice but it felt too rushed. 

In my opinion not that many people succeed in writing books that only last for around 200 pages. I feel like this book could've been improved by maybe 100 more pages of story. That's why I gave i 3.5 stars. It was all too rushed. 
I absolutely loved the idea of it and that it was about two women (!!!), but for it to be rated five stars, Grant could've drawn out the beginning and ending a bit, added some more about Colette and written what happens with Lindsay and Victoria once they travel to England. 
In the ending I felt like the author couldn't be bothered with the story and just decided for Victoria to travel to England because she couldn't be bothered and that was very sad. 

This is the first book I've read that focuses on homosexuality and I'd love to read more. 

Life is one big game. 

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Thank you so much for reading, I'll talk to you next time. BYEEE


Where the Road Takes Me by Jean McLean

My rating: ★★★★+0.8
Genre: NA, contemporary; romance
Series: stand-alone

Blurb from Goodreads:
Chloe has one plan for the future, and one plan only: the road. She’s made a promise to herself: don’t let anyone in, and don’t let anyone love her. She’s learned the hard way what happens if she breaks her rules. So she’s focused on being invisible and waiting until she can set out on the road—her dream of freedom, at least for a little while.

Blake Hunter is a basketball star who has it all—everything about him looks perfect to those on the other side of his protective walls. He can’t let anyone see the shattered pieces behind the flawless facade or else all his hopes and dreams will disappear.

One dark night throws Chloe and Blake together, changing everything for Blake. For Chloe, nothing changes: she has the road, and she’s focused on it. But when the so-called perfect boy starts to notice the invisible girl, they discover that sometimes with love, no one knows where the road may lead.

My review:

You wanted one night to be someone else. There's nothing wrong with that. Unless, I guess, you're running from an unchangeable reality. Then you'll be running for the rest of your life. And you don't want to do that. You don't want to feel so trapped in your head that you're constantly running. 

*eARC provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

First of all I want to say, hot damn! THIS BOOK! 
 I read some reviews on Goodreads and a lot of them were incredibly negative. In average a lot of people were disappointed because of a cliche that happens in the end. And let me just state one thing: people are all entitled to their own opinion and I understand that. But what I do not understand is why people gave it a bad review. Almost all of these people did like the story and characters but were let down by the cliche. WHAT?! Why would you give it one star just because of a cliche? Y'all love If I Stay but that is like the biggest cliche story ever. I mean, even the sequel to that book is a spoiler. It's called Where She Went. I mean, really people? I didn't like If I Stay when I first read it and I gave it a bad review but then after watching the movie adaption I changed my review because I realized that the cliche didn't actually mean that much to me. 
So no, I don't get why people hate on this book because of one cliche. I mean, you're life's a cliche. Douche bees. 

I was in awe of Chloe for her independence. Not that I would like to live my life as she does before she met Blake but because she decides to be strong no matter what. She did live a tough life and I'm in awe of her determination and will. Who wouldn't be? 

Blake. Oh, Blake. Oh, Blake. Oh, Blake. Why do you have to be a fictional character? 

In the first scene we stumble upon Blake, then known as Hunter, and he meets Chloe for the first time. I was a bit embarrassed because I thought Blake was a girl when I first started reading the book. By then, I didn't know the point of view's name so no one has the right to judge me.  When he stops the guy getting of the bus after Chloe he mentions something like: "Thanks to my daily exercise his punch was nothing" etc etc etc. I thought: "HELL YEAH! We get a strong, female main character!" Then I realized it was a guy. Boy, did I laugh. 

Throughout the entire book we are introduced to a lot of new characters. Not so many that it becomes difficult to keep up. It was just enough. 

I do believe that I could go on forever about all the ups and downs in this books. I've done that before and I am not doing it again. 

Love me when I least deserve it, because that is when I need the most.
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Thank you so much for reading, I'll talk to you next time. BYEEE


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day

Yes, I realize that Valentine's Day is over. But still, it's not.
Here, in Sweden we celebrate Valentine's on the 14th. Meaning that today is Valentine's Day for me. 
How will I be spending my Valentine's Day is a good question. 
Well, I was planning on meeting up with some friends but it all got really complicated so I think that's off the chart. So, I'm probably spending this Saturday in my bed with my current read; Where the Road Takes Me by Jay McClean. I'll probably call over my friend Jennifer and we'll bake a chocolate cake of some sort and we'll celebrate how good it is to be single. I think that sounds like a plan. And yay, it just got confirmed. I'm surprised how well it works out by writing: "JENNIFER SPEND VALENTINES WITH ME ILL BAKE YOU A CHOCOLATE CAKE AND WE'LL WATCH SOME CHEESY ROMANCE MOVIES AND CELEBRATE HOW AWESOME IT IS TO BE SINGLE" Yes, all in capital letter and all in the same sentence. 

What are you reading for this love weekend? Something you'd mind to share? 

I would like to share some romance recommendations for you. 
Let's get started!

To All the Boy I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

I realize that a lot people have probably already read this but I still want to make some noise about it since the sequel is being released in a few months!

Blurb: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

Why you should read it: Have you ever wished for that book? The book you could get through on just one day? This is that book.
Jenny Han has a special writing style that just makes the words flow. The whole story goes by in smooth words and intrigues you until the very end. A must read! 

Anna, Lola & Isla by Stephenie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door & Isla and the Happily Ever After are all amazing books. It took me three days to get through all three books - with school. I actually don't think I've ever met anyone that does not like these books. And I would be surprised if I ever did.  

Anna, blurb: Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend. 

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

Lola, blurb: Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the negihborhood. When Cricket, a gifted inventor, steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

Isla, blurb: Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Why you should read these books: First of all, have you seen those covers? I would want to read them only because of their covers. Second of all, they include  Étienne St. Clair and if that is not reason enough for you, I seriously don't know what is. Also, of course the books are incredibly, incredibly good. 

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

(one of my favorite book of ALL time) 

Blurb: Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor.

Park... He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises...Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Why you should read this book: My question to you is: what reason do you not to read it?

Love Hurts by Malorie Blackman

(this s a collection of short stories by Malorie Blackman, Maureen Johnson, Catherine Johnson, Philip Pullman, James Dawson, Jenny Downham, Patrik Ness, E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle, Laura Dockrill, Gayle Forman, Markus Zusak, Susie Day, David Levithan & Lauren Kate)

Blurb: Malorie Blackman brings together the best teen writers of today in a stunningly romantic collection about love against the odds. Featuring short stories and extracts about modern star-crossed lovers from stars such as Gayle Forman, Markus Zusak and Patrick Ness, and with a brand-new story from Malorie Blackman herself, Love Hurts looks at every kind of relationship, from first kiss to final heartbreak.

Why you should read it: I have no idea since I haven't read it. Though, it sounds amazing and I really want to read it!

That would be all, I guess. So, have a good continuation to you Saturday and a good continuation to those who celebrate Valentine's Day today! 

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Thank you so much for reading, I'll talk to you next time. BYEEE