19 March 2015

Books into series & films

Ello everybody!

I've realised that school doesn't leave me much time to read as I used to last year - being senior and stuff - so because I'm too tired to open a book I've been watching lots of videos on YouTube or watching films or series simply.

And then there's always the thought: The book is much better than the film.

I wanted to show you that sometimes that is not always the case. There are several categories - as I think there are - and I wanted to share them with you guys! Let's get to it!

Films

I think this is the hardest category. The director have to put the greatest amount of details as possible in less than 90 minutes aprox. I think that is the main reason of why the majority of films fall into category number 1.

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1. The book is much better than the film.
As I said, because you don't have much time you can't put all the details into the film but I think also a bad choice in the cast, the 'stupid' and 'over used' clichés in the dialogues and situations or even bad visual effects can make the film horribly offensive to the book.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. I just hated the whole film. Because it was a great book I had high expectations for the film... but it just let me down. Having this amazing book full of ideas and wasting all of that... it was just... argh.










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2. The film was okay, very similar to the book.
Some directors know - or prefer - to stick to the book. Although sometimes they change some things, for example, they make a character more important than it was in the book or they change some of the dialogues. Normally what happens is that the actors don't always fit with the physical description the author gave in the book.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lighting Thief. Some differences like for example Annabeth's hair colour - in the book she's a blonde, not a brunette like in the film - or Percy's eyes colour. Just very little details that for somebody who isn't a fan of the book don't find them relevant.









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3. Awesome! It's almost like the book, I loved it!
This happens rarely - just my humble opinion -. I've happen to cross very few films in this category and I think is because normally a director wants to put some of his creativity in the making of the film, etc. Only a few details are different, but because the majority of the time is was very similar you just let it go. - *stars singing 'Let it Go' by Idina Menzel * -.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I think the film was just like the book because the book itself isn't too large. It's a great film though and I just love it!










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4. Wait... It didn't end that way!
Did it happened to you that you're watching a film, and everything is going perfectly, but then at the end suddenly everything goes wrong?
This happens - I believe - because the directors want to start the film just like the book but at the end they change it because they want to put their mark on it or simply because they want a more 'commercial' film.
Rubinrot - aka Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier -. I remember watching this film and being amazed by it. The characters, the costumes and even the chronograph was just like I imagined it. But then everything went wrong when the film ended with a horrible final that was 'more commercial' so they could reach more audience.









Series

I think this is the best way to make a book go to you TV. Because you have more time is always easier to get even the small details and personally I prefer to watch a good series than a bad film - I'm talking about films based on books, obviously -.

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1. OMG! It's like I imagined it!
Again, the matter of the time. I - love, love, love - when the series is just like I imagined it. And when the director decides he'll even put some of the book's dialogues you can't just not fangirl like crazy and scream 'OMG! He said it! He said it! I remember have read it! Yes! Oh God, I'm gonna cry!'.
Outlander. Just can't even express how happy I am that this series in particular is in this category. Everything from the cast, the costumes, the dialogues - everything! - is JUST like I imagined it. Exactly like I imagined it. It's perfect, there's not another word for it.









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2. Oh well... they lost their way.
Sometimes it happens that you begin to watch a series and you find it amazing. Then season two arrives and your fangirling again just like with season one. And after that season three comes and you find quite some differences between it and the book. And Season five is nothing like the book and you realised the series will not follow the books anymore.
The Vampire Diaries. I remember to begin watching this series with my sister. We were really exited because we just had read the books - fell in love with them - and were exited to have them made into a series. But then between season four and five I stopped watching it because it had very little to do with the books and it wasn't as awesome as I had found it years before.








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15 March 2015

Hard Studying + Life

Ello everyone!

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Yesterday I finished my second week of school after summer vacations and I realised since this is my 'last' year I should put everything I have into my studying to get good grades. But let's be honest, I'm not a genius and I require a little bit more time than others in my class to get the grades I have.

It's always been difficult to me getting my studying and personal life in balance. Sometimes I would study very hard and do nothing else, which got me stressed really fast, and then because I was tired I would study very little and procrastinate which made me feel guilty so then I'd study hard - again - never ending the circle.

I thought this year I would organize better and that way I'd have more time to spend as I seem fit. Working hours non-stop doesn't guarantees you an excellent grade. I realised it actually only tires and stress you - meaning you won't be working your best for future tests -.

Today I'm trying to write everything in my planner - or agenda, whatever you call it - so I'll be able to organize and do my homework not the day before before the 'delivery'. If the work - a test, homework, project, etc - is too long I'll break it into parts for different days. That way I won't be working too much time and I'll have some time to do other things during the day.

In Chile - at my school- school's day's very long - eight to nine and a half hours everyday including lunch break - which means you doesn't have much spare time and including that professors give you homework that will take you minimum another hour and a half.

That is my reality and this year I've been trying really hard to not get consumed by work. It's not healthy to forget yourself among papers and papers. I learned that the hard way last year.

Just try to do your best and then let the rest 'develop itself'. Everything in extreme is bad. Try to find a balance that works for you and make you happier about how you're doing things.


Sooo... Are you one of those who 'studies a lot like crazy' or you're more a 'lazy and last minute' person? Don't forget to comment below!





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9 March 2015

Ebooks or paperback

Ello everybody!

Today I want to talk about something that every reader has thought at least once in his life: Do I buy the Ebook or paperback edition?

Everybody has a different opinion and I just want to say right away that this post is based in my personal experience. I love both ways equally because I found that depending in my circumstances I'll choose a method or the other. I'm not saying you should do what I do - that's simply stupid - but here are my pros - I don't feel the necessity of doing cons - for each way of enjoying reading.


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Ebooks:


1. Don't take space.
This is ideal for when you're you're travelling and you don't have a lot of space. Also you don't need to be preoccupied wondering if your book will get damaged if you have squeezed everything in a small bag.

2. A whole library in your pocket.
This go by the hand with my previous observation. You can have 100 books instead of only one using the same physical 'space' - which could be a tablet, a kindle, your phone. etc. -. I enjoy having a lot of options when I want to start reading something new, I take my time and then choose. If I had a paperback edition I'd only be able to have one or two with me.

3. Light is no needed.
I must confess that last year I spent several 'sleep hours' reading. I can get a little obsessed with a book if it's good enough - cannot put it down till I finish it - so while I was supposed to be asleep I was reading. My mum never discovered me since I turned my light off and then I went to bed with y tablet on hand ;)
I'm not saying you should do this, it's was irresponsible from my part and the next morning I felt awfully tired - acted like a zombie - and had headaches all day. It's not healthy nor good to skip sleep, but I just wanted to remark the fact that you can read even if it's really dark.

4. Whenever and everywhere.
With the technology we have today is so easy to read whenever we want. You just need to have some electronic device with a reading app and voilâ.

5. Tap! Forget about turning pages.
Sometimes when the book was very large and heavy my wrist begun to hurt a little. With and Ebook you don't have that issue and also turning pages is so much faster. Just a 'tap and touch' and you're ready to start the next page - even if you don't believe it that makes my reading faster -. Although I prefer hearing the sound of the turning page, this isn't so bad.

6. Personalize it.
I just love being able to change the font size because when you're tired you just enlarge the font and everything gets simpler and the words don't do a crazy dance you can't follow. Changing the theme to 'day' or 'night' theme or changing the brightness are the options I most use.


Paperback:


1. No need of power.
If the electricity goes off in the middle of a storm don't worry; light a candle, grab a cosy blanket and your favourite book. Not being a slave of electricity is a major plus.

2. Wanna feel romantic?
Don't know about you guys but when I read from the paper itself or hearing the page turning; makes me feel romantic - maybe a more accurate word is classic -. Maybe because everything is digital now I enjoy way a lot more the feeling of something 'more physical', something that feels more 'real'.

3. The scent of a new book.
When you buy a new book and you open it for the first time and you get that 'new book' scent. It's why I love buying books. Because in my country book taxes are very high buying a book is a luxury to me, so whenever I get the chance to buy a new one is mostly one of my favourites making the experience of reading it more significant.

4. Easy highlighting.
I tried highlighting in Ebooks and although is easy, when you want to find that particular page where you highlighted a quote it's a hell of a nightmare to find it. I never have that problem with paperbacks. Just begin to turn pages and when you see something yellow - my preferred colour to highlight quotes in books - you stop there you have it. Easy peasy.
I'm aware that maybe the problem is that I don't know how to use my reading app to find my quotes easily, so if you use Moon Reader + please let me know how to do it!

5. Joy & Pride of your bookshelf.
I get happy every single time I look at my bookshelf. As I told you books in Chile are expensive, so having the quantity I have makes me proud of myself because I know I've read all of them - Sadly there's not a TBR, aka 'to be read', section -.

6. Collector mania.
Because having the best covers is all we care about when we buy a book! When you begin to buy books it's impossible to not care of having the whole series with the same 'cover types' - is it that the way it's called? - or the same height. Every book has its own place in my bookshelf and I'd know really fast if someone moved them or changed them out of place. Makes me just little bit OCD.


I hope you enjoyed reading this post! Comment below if you agree with some points or not, let me know your favourite way of reading!





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6 March 2015

Review : Divergent by Veronica Roth

Ello everybody!

It's been a while since I read this book actually - even before Allegiant was published - and I must admit that I thought this was going to be a copy of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I'm glad though it wasn't.

I've read the trilogy completely but I'll only be reviewing the first book since I know there must be a lot of others blogs and websites that surely have a whole essay about the books. But if you want me to do a review of Insurgent or Allegiant leave a comment below and I'll see what I can do.

With no more further add, here we go!

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Summary:


In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.


Review:


Okay, so I was already familiar with the Dystopian world and blah blah...  so it wasn't something 'shockingly new'. At first it made me think a lot about The Hunger Games - THG - and I couldn't stop comparing them and trying to see what was similar and what not.

I thought the factions were like the districts, Beatrice was a 'Katniss Everdeen 2.0' and I was waiting for her to say at the 'Choosing Ceremony' "I volunteer!" like Katniss did.

I SO glad this wasn't a copy of Suzanne Collins's books! And to be honest I loved this book much more than THG! So MUCH more! Even if at first I found some similarities it was very compelling to read - I couldn't put it away - and the more I read the more I fell in love with it. It was quick, with a lot of 'dramatic situations' that made my heart rate go higher each second.

Even if this was a dystopian world I could picture myself in it perfectly in my head making it much more real to me. Sometimes I wondered what would I do in such world!

I could see the evolution of Tris's character. How she goes from a quiet and oppressed girl at the beginning and turns into this courageous, loyal and amazing woman at the end of the book.


"Just do what you're supposed to do"


" My curiosity is a mistake, a betrayal of Abnegation values"


"I wish I could speak to him like I want to instead of like I'm supposed to."


 She has such a low self-esteem at the beginning that it made me think 'oh hell... another stupid heroine with low self-esteem' but watching her overcome her fears and not letting anyone step over her anymore made me so proud that I wanted to read the second book immediately so I could still enjoy this strong character she had become.


"'We can't break out of here,' I say. 'It's easier to face the fear head on, right?' I don't wait for a response. 'So what you need to do is make the space smaller. Make it worse so it gets better. Right?'
'Yes' It is a tight, tense little word.
'Okay. We'll have to crouch, then. Ready?'
(...)
'Ah' he says, his voice raspy. 'This is worse. This is definitely...'
'Shh,' I say. 'Arms around me.'
Obediently, he slips his arms around my waist. I smile at the wall. I am not enjoying this. I am not, not even a little bit,no."

It's refreshing to see her become such a strong character. Loved the way she lied to herself about not enjoying Tobias's arms around her even if the circumstances were bad.


Four is hot as fuck. Sorry for the cussing but if I wanted to have a badass boyfriend I would definitely want him to be like Four, my Tobias Eaton. He's introduced to us like a god - with no flaws - and the perfect warrior. But then when he begins to interact more on a personal level with Tris we begin to understand the layers and layers of his person.


"'But what...' Peter yawns through his words. 'What does firing a gun have to do with... bravery?'
Four flips the gun in his hand, presses the barrel to Peter's forehead, and clicks a bullet into place. Peter freezes with his lips parted, the yawn dead in his mouth.
'Wake. Up,' Four snaps. 'You are holding a loaded gun, you idiot. Act like it.'"


"'Two things you should know about me. The first is that I am deeply suspicious of people in general,' he says. 'It is my nature to expect the worst of them. And the second is that I am unexpectedly good with computers.'"


"'Fine. You're not pretty. So?' He kisses my cheek. 'I like how you look. You're deadly smart. You're brave. And even though you found out about Marcus ...' His voice softens. 'You aren't giving me that look. Like I'm a kicked puppy or something.'"


My favourite character is definitely Four - aka Tobias Eaton - because he's just so lovable.

And as for the others characters some are okay, some are bad, some are a little cliché and some are just amazing. I loved Eric as a villain because in my head he is the definition to villain - with an ancient rivalry, jealousy and pure hatred towards Four -.


"'I have the authority here, remember?' Eric says, so quietly I can barely hear him. ' Here, and everywhere else.'"


"'Now this is a happy sight,' he says. 'The legendary Four. No one's going to ask me, "What was it like to train with the guy who has only four fears?"' He draws his gun and points it at Tobias's right temple. My heart pounds so hard I feel it in my skull. He can't shoot; he wouldn't. Eric tilts his head. 'Think anyone would notice if he accidentally got shot?'"


 And Tris's friends - okay, let's include the others too, like Peter and his gang band - working through the rankings made me think of them like one's classmates. You have a BFF like Christina, a sweet awkward guy like Al, the funny goofy friend like Uriah, an arch-enemy who bullies you like Perter and etc.

Some events are told but the real important stuff are all shown. Loved the actions scenes as well as the 'mind games' this book has to offer. None of them were predictable and I believe that is why I was so determined to not put away this book till I had finished. Sometimes the story took me by surprise at how the events developed.

I loved that the story was quick but not too quick - does that make sense? -. What I mean is that when something happened; the situation was given a good amount of pages and that was it. The story didn't go over and over the same thing like a broken record and actually the event was used to explain other things ahead in the book that made the whole thing much completer and easy to understand.

I enjoyed a lot this book - it's actually one of my favourites - and I loved the characters, the world and pretty much everything in it. Veronica Roth is very agreeable to read and the ending of this book only made me want to continue this amazing trilogy.

My favourite parts would be:


"I sniff, wipe my face one more time, and smooth down my hair.
'Do I look like I've been crying?' I say.
'Hmm' He leans in close, narrowing his eyes like he's inspecting my face. A smile tugs at the corner of his mouth. Even closer, so we would be breathing the same air-if I could remember how to breathe.
'No, Tris,' he says. A more serious look replaces his smile as he adds, ' You look tough as nails.'"

This part was the one that made me ship Tris and Four and make them my OTP. It felt intimate without being too 'romantic'.


"Four pushes a set if double doors open, and we walk into the place he called 'the Pit'.
'Oh,' whispers Christina. 'I get it.'
'Pit' is the best word for it"

Some innocent humour can always make my day brighter.


"In the centre of the table is a platter of food I don't recognize: circular pieces of meat wedged between round bread slides. I pinch one between my fingers, unsure what to make of it.
Four nudges me with his elbow.
'It's beef,' he says. 'Put this on it.' He passes me a small bowl full of red sauce.
'You've never had a hamburger before?' asks Christina, her eyes wide.
'No,' I say. 'It's that what it's called?'
'Stiffs eat plain food,' Four says, nodding at Christina.
'Why?' she asks.
I shrug. 'Extravagance is considered self-indulgent and unnecessary.'
She smirks. 'No wonder you left.'
'Yeah,' I say, rolling my eyes. 'It was just because of the food.'
The corner of Four's mouth twitches.

Oh gawd... That was the beginning of Tris and Four's relationship to me. When he begins to acknowledge her with more interest. And why the hell Abnegation couldn't make an exception about hamburgers?! Not allowing people to know their existence should be a sin!


"I stand facing the person who helped me. My eyes twitch up, just for a second, to see his face. Tobias, as blank-faced as the rest of them. Was I wrong? Is he not Divergent? Tears spark behind my eyes, and I blink them back as I turn away from him.
People crowd into the car around me, so we stand in four rows, shoulder-to-shoulder. And then something peculiar happens: fingers lace with mine, and a palm presses to my palm. Tobias, holding my hand."

And ladies and gentlemen obviously we can't miss the famous scene in the train. This was so dramatic and just so asdfghjkl.


This book was full of quotes that I felt they taught something; making the book not a 'plain book'. It had some serious and philosophic content such as:


"Selflessness and bravery aren't that different."


"We believe in bravery. We believe in taking action. We believe in freedom from fear and acquiring the skills to force the bad out of our world so that the good can prosper and thrive."


" (...) You are far less likely to soil your pants and cry for your mother if you're prepared to defend yourself."

Okay... Maybe this doesn't sound too philosophic but the concept is. You just have to over see the 'cry for you mother' and 'soil your pants' comment ;)



"We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another."


Loved, loved and loved this book. Definitely one I recommend it to everybody - friends, teens, adults, parents, etc - because it's just awesome.

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3 March 2015

Back 2 School

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Ello everybody!

You may not know but us, in Chile, we begin our school year in March. January and February are our summer vacations - which we definitely try to enjoy ourselves and try to forget all about school -.

First day was... hard. Try to start waking up at 6:30 am at once when all you've been dong the last two months of your life is sleep till noon ;)

So when my alarm went off I put my sneakkers on and did some elliptical for about 30 minutes, took a quick hot shower, did my make-up and voilà! It turns out getting up at 6:30 didn't give me enough time to get ready - couldn't make it to breakfast *sighs* -.

At school everything was relax because it was "first day at school" and all that stuff.

I was so tired that when I went to bed the moment I closed my eyes everything went black. No time for analysing what had happened that day or to think what to do the next day. I just remember breathing deeply one last time and then I fell asleep.

Today I was brighter - or so I like to think - because I woke up at 6:00 am just to have more time and have a nice and calm breakfast without the stress of having run out of time.

My feelings are... mixed up? - I guess - about how I feel of going back to school .It's good and bad at the same time. I just hope this year will be amazing and I'll success at all my goals.


Comment below if you're also starting your school year or if you've already started it! I'd like to know :)





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16 February 2015

Monday TAG : 20 Questions TAG

Ello everybody!

Starting this lovely week with a new TAG! Sooo ... here we go!


1. Thing you cannot leave the house without?
My phone and wallet. THOSE are always in my handbag.

2. Favourite brand of makeup?
Maybelline's pretty good and affordable for being a drugstore brand but Urban Decay's would be my high end to go.

3. Favourite flower?
All flowers are beautiful in their own way but tulips and roses are my favourite. In any colour I love them.

4. Favourite clothing store?
Forever 21 has amazing clothes and accessories. And also everything is very affordable.

5. Favourite perfume ?
Flower Flower by Kenzo. Since I was a little girl and smelled it on my mum I fell in love with it.

6. Heels or flats?
Definitely heels. In Chile we say "Antes muerta que sencilla" which means - something like - "before dead than being ordinary"

7. Do you make good grades?
Depends on the subject. Everything with numbers is a struggle but my letters and I have a good relationship.

8. Favourite colours?
I don't have a favourite colour because is difficult for me to decide but ... lilac and aquamarine are beautiful - but sadly not together -.

9. Do you drink energy drinks?
No. Only when I've exercised a lot or the day after I've drunk a lot of alcohol. I don't get hungover but I guess it's a habit I began to do - a ritual you could say - I do every single time after I've drunk.

10. Do you drink juice?
Orange juice at morning. There's nothing more refreshing.

11. Do you like swimming?
Used to compete when I was 11 years old. Got in the nationals but then dropped because I felt everything got too serious. But I do like swimming for fun.

12. Do you eat fries with a fork?
No way! Where's the fun in that? Hands and fingers always.

13. Favourite moisturiser?
Mmm ... My "lait de roses" by O'ccitanne. It smells sooo good.

14. Do you want to get married later on in life?
Don't know. If I find a right partner why not?

15. Do you get mad easily?
Depends. If the matter or person are stupid then yes ;)

16. Are you into ghost hunting?
Never done that ...

17. Any phobias?
Not that I know ... but bugs and specially bees make my heart rate go faster than normal.

18. Do you bite your nails?
No. But I used to when I was a child.

19. Have you ever had a near death experience?
No? Although a month ago I almost got in a car crash. Nothing really happened but it was a really close call.

20. Do you drink coffee?
Yes. Starbucks and Juan Valdez are my favourite.


Mmm well ... guess that's it for today . Don't forget to comment below if you decide to do this TAG too.






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13 February 2015

Review : Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Ello everyone!

I remember to have asked my sister why people said this book was "dark". I had just finished reading Alienated by Melissa Landers and I was in all that alien stuff, so when my sister told me to read this book I expected it to be with alien stuff too. I remember being in the middle of the book asking myself when the alien stuff would come up - stupid me -. Now that I finished this book I know why people called it "dark".

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)

Summary: 



Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories
 from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn't at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.


Review:


To begin, this story at the beginning was kind of weird. The heroine was... not my favourite simply. First of all I couldn't understand how a girl of seventeen years old had never experienced sexual attraction for anyone.

"The real reason I enjoy making out with guys is simply because it makes me feel completely and comfortably numb."

I hate that Sky said things like this because it shows me how immature she is - trying to escape her problems/feelings/etc kind of shit - and I just hate when an heroine is like this in a book.

I also didn't like that Sky was completely fine with the aggressive and stalkerish ways of Dean Holder. I totally didn't get how she didn't find something was seriously wrong, and decided to act like the stupidest girl ever when a stranger do these kind of things:

  • Glares at you in a supermarket - which could be normal - but then says "Hey" to you. At least you're intelligent enough to get out of there as quick as possible.
  • Said stranger follows you to your car and asks your name and acts as if the previous episode hasn't happened -that would make me think he's bipolar - but because he makes you feel butterflies in your tummy you act as if his behaviour was completely normal.
  • Then the stranger, who now introduced himself - with a name that maybe is not his real name -doesn't let you close your car's door because you haven't said your name to him yet - THAT would freak me out - but because of said butterflies you just tell him your name.
  • The guy doesn't believe you when you tell him your name, and because you're not afraid that he could be a real stalker or something, you hand him your ID with all the information - such as you address - that shouldn't be lend to a creepy bipolar with possibly a false name stranger.
  • When you're finally able to leave you see by your rearview mirror that he's smashing his fist into a car's hood that could possibly not even be his. But again that aggressive and stalkerish behaviour doesn't give you the creeps because his handsomeness is giving you instead butterflies in your tummy.
  • Then when you find out that said stranger was sent to juvi because he beat up someone, and see him again, you decide to not get out of his sight and even worst: you tell him details of your running routine. Which you do ALONE.
  • This guy then gives you some liquid not identified as water. It could have had drugs on it but again you decide to ignore logic and drink it because you're thirsty.
  • Then the guy steals away your bottle to refill it with "water" out of your sight. To to me that's the perfect time to put some drugs on the "water".
  • He then says your full name, birthday, address, heigh and organ donor status as if he was talking of the weather. You still haven't freaked out because you "want to wrap yourself around his glistening sweaty arms".
  • You allow this creepy stranger to run with you to your house - after all the weird and wrong stuff - and when he admits he stalked you on Facebook and who knows where else you're just thing about him shirtless.
  • Then you faint simply because he flashes you his dimple-laden grin.

There are so many more things like this that I found completely ridiculous. This girl did everything what our mothers tell us NOT to do with strangers when we're children.

But okay, enough with the bad criticism... let's talk about what little I did enjoyed on this book.

Even if Sky was completely ridiculous when it came to Holder what I totally could appreciate was her bravery. Even when her best friend convinced her to enroll in High School and then abandoned her for a exchange program, Sky was brave enough to continue with her decision and face school alone, with no allies, friends and a horrible reputation that was obviously going to make of her a target of bullying. There are other situations in which her bravery blows me away, but I don't want to make this too long.

Also after all the aggressive, stalker, creepy and bipolar stuff is left behind I begun to enjoy the romance between Sky and Holder. I wish all couples would be as strong as they were - there would be certainly many less divorces -.


" - Live. If you mix the letters up in the words like and love you get live. You can use that word.

He laughs again, but this time it's a laugh of relief. He wraps his arms around me and he kisses me with nothing but a hell of a lot of relief.

- I live you sky - he says against my lips - I live you so much."


It was awe-inspiring how the two of them tried to help each other. The way they tried to support each other, be the rock of the other. All that just made me wish to find a good boyfriend that will stick up with me if my life turns shit. I found really cool in this book that a TEENAGERS couple could overcome that many obstacles that in my opinion weren't light stuff at all.


"Knowing you still want me is more of a necessity now than it was before my life turned to shit"


And finally even is the best friend didn't participate that much on the book - because of the exchange program - I loved that even if she was away she still cared about Sky. I appreciate when authors add real friendship to the story instead of the typical backstabbing bitch.


I know I still haven't said why I found "dark"this book but even if this review has some spoilers I still don't want to give away too much. When I asked my sister why it was "dark" she wouldn't tell me because it would ruin the mystery. I'm glad she didn't tell me because the mystery - and the hope of reading some alien stuff - was the only thing that kept me reading till the end.

The book cover and the summary are from Goodreads - click HERE -.






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9 February 2015

Monday TAG : Book boyfriend TAG

Ello everybody!


I decided to make of Mondays the "TAG day" which means, obviously, that every Monday I'll be uploading a new TAG that caught my attention or I simply love.

With nothing more to add, let us begin!

Outlander (Outlander, #1)

1. Most romantic boyfriend

Without a doubt is obviously Jamie Fraser from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. The way he is from the beginning with Claire made me swoon every second while I read this book.








Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, #2)

2. Dark and moody bad boy with a good side
There are so many characters with this stereotype, but if I have to choose one it'd be Carlos Fuentes from Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles.









Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)

3. Paranormal boyfriend
Bones from the Night Huntress Series by Jeanine Frost. I have a weakness for british accents and Bone's arrogance and humor makes impossible for me to resist him.








Fallen Crest High (Fallen Crest High, #1)

4. Boyfriend you want to tame
Humf, I'm not sure if I'd be able to tame somebody - it's not just who I am - but Mason Kade from Fallen Crest High by Tijan is definitely somebody I wouldn't mind to tame *wink wink*








City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

5. Boy you friend zoned
It's not that I'm mean or anything but just like some others did... I'll have to choose Simon Lewis from The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Claire. He's a good guy, really, but he doesn't have that spark other male characters have that makes me love them.







Nothing Left to Lose

6. Your soul mate
I just LOVE, love, love Asthon Taylor from Nothing Left to Lose by Kirsty Moseley. We are soulmates. He's everything I'd like in a boyfriend: badass, confident, sweet, protective, hot - as shit - and just lovable! Why can't I find my Ashton in real life?








The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire, #1)

7. Boyfriend you want to elope with
Definitely Nicholas Ryan from The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst. At the end he turns out to be a good guy - totally would marry him - and him being a millionaire is definitely a plus.









Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1)

8. Boyfriend you'd venture anywhere with
That would be Ethan Sullivan from Chicagoland Vampires Series by Chloe Neill because who wouldn't like a sexy vampire of four hundred years to tell you the history - in first-person - of the places you're visiting.








The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2)

9. Boyfriend you'd want to be stranded on a desert island with
Percy Jackson from The heroes of Olympus Series - I chose him in this serie because he's 17 years old and not 12 like at the beginning of Percy Jackson & The Olympians Series - by Rick Riordan is my guy. Because he can to talk to fishes fishing shouldn't be a problem - I guess -. And with his ability to control the sea and sailing almost anything we could leave whenever we wanted.





Divergent (Divergent, #1)

10. Most badass boyfriend
There are - again - a lot of badasses characters out there. But I find that Tobias Eaton - Four - from Divergent by Veronica Roth is the man for this. Since the first book I fell in love with his everything and in my mind I pictured him really hot. Then I saw the film and I fell in love again.








And that's it! All the book covers are from Goodreads - click HERE to go to their website - and don't forget to comment below if you fell in love with one of these guys too while you read ;)





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18 October 2014

Shopping around with mum!

Ello everybody!

Today was an unexpected day... but let me explain..

I had plans. Plans like everybody else. It was supposed that I would meet a friend that I haven't seen for a few months now... But something terrible happened to him and we couldn't see each other.

No, he didn't died, but his grandma did. He was a little sad, but he's mostly fine now. He knew his grandma had lived loads of years and it was her time.

So... like all my schedule and plan weren't going like they were supposed to be my mum invited me to the mall. We were suppose to just go in, pay some bills, and leave. But obviously because we're women that wasn't possible.

BTW this is a new London themed planner that I got a few weeks ago :)

We ended buying new pairs of sun glasses, some clothes for my mum and make up brushes for me.





Then we decided to go buying some things so we could have a girls night. Movies, pizza and booze were a must.



We decided to watch 22 Jump Street - since who doesn't like to see Channing Tatum on screen - and Edge of Tomorrow with tom Cruise. I'll probably make a review of those films soon.

Comment below if you have already or want to see those films!
Love y'all. Muac!





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15 October 2014

Contacting Long Lost Family Members

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Ello everyone!

Today was a slow day, had to do some chores that my dear mum asked me too - which almost took me the WHOLE day - and also I spent some time writing e-mails to my family in France.

Yep, you heard me right. Since I'm going to Europe my dad and I thought it'd be an amazing time to try to spend some time with the other side of my family.

It's been probably 8 years since I haven't seen them so I'm very exited to finally spend some time with them.

But actually one thing that I wanted to talk with you guys... is that I was very surprised by my family's emails. Let me explain myself.

I mean, I'm from Chile and we have a lot of "email servers" - if they are actually called like that? -. I use Gmail, but I know there's also Hotmail and many more.

And in France there's Cegetel and SFR ... so I'd like to know if you're from another country, what servers do you have or do you use?

Don't forget to comment bellow :) Much love xx





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