Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Release date: 2, January, 2012
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Age group: Young Adult
Pages: 215
Format: Hardback
Challenge: 70 Book Challenge

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. She’s stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s in seat 18C. Hadley’s in 18A.
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.

First Line: "There are so many ways it could have all turned out differently."

This book was sweet. At times it was so sweet it could make your teeth hurt. But it was sweet in a good way, not in that so-sweet-I-want-to-puke way. It was nice. The story takes place in only 24 hours, but really, that is enough time, at least for this book. It tells the story of Hadley, and I loved the way Jennifer had incorporated the stories from Hadley's past, that way we got to know her. 

The storyline was great, it was inventive and it was random, which I really liked, I loved that this book wasn't just about love it was also about family and the complications that come with divorce.

On to the characters, they were amazing, both Hadley and Oliver are such loveable characters, they are relatable, which is really nice, and they are such a funny pair, they play off each other very well when they are together and their relationship evolves in a nice way. It's not instalove, like in a lot of chicklit, which I think is great (..eventhough I like reading some of that sometimes too). 

I really enjoyed this book quite a lot, it was a wonderful story. That is why I am giving it four loving hearts;

Until next time - happy reading,

Giveaway time!

I hope you guys like giveaways.. Cause here is another one. It will be open for two weeks, which means that it will be open until July 3rd.

I have one rule for you guys: 
People that have won a previous giveaway are not allowed to participate because it would be unfair for those who are entering for the first time.

So, with that said, Good Luck to you all!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Release date: 2, December, 2010
Publisher: Dutton Books (imprint of the Penguin Group)
Age group: Young Adult
Pages: 372
Format: Softcover
Challenge: 70 Book Challenge

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 Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home. As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?

First line: "Here is everything I know about France: Madeline and Amèlie and Moulin Rouge."

When I first bought this book is was because of all the good things I had heard about it, but to be truthful, I was a little hesitant to buy it, and I considered not doing so because to me it just didn't seem that appealing, by the first glance. But as it is, this book turned out to be everything that everyone had said about it. I really understand why there was so much hype around this book, because it is a really great story. 

It's a classic example of  "Don't judge a book by it's cover." This book might look cheesy and like one of those tales where two people meet and everything is perfect and then they get married and live happily ever after. But it's not, the story is cute, but it's also written in a way that makes is realistic, which I loved. Stephanie Perkins has done a remarkable job writing this, because I felt like Anna could have been me, you know?

The writing was great. The story was great. Everything about this book was simply great. It is definitely a book worth checking out if you haven't already, and I for one am going to read Stephanie's other book "Lola and the Boy Next Door"


This book gets five hearts because it is deserves it. 

Until next time - Happy Reading,

Long time, no see...

Hey *incert awkward half-wave-thingy*

I know I've been gone for the longest time, but the truth is I just had so much to do, I am not just saying that. It feels like these past few months I have done nothing other than reading for exams, doing homework and lots of other school-related things. This year in school has been so busy, seeing as I officially graduate tomorrow afternoon, it's crazy! 

But anyway, now I am back to reading books that are not school related and the summer holiday is (hopefully) going to be filled with a lot of blog posts for you guys. If there are any people still reading this blog, ehehe. I will not promise to post on a regular basis because I have found that I kind of suck at staying interested in blogging.. But I will try. And I am also not just doing book reviews, but I'm going to just write about everyday things as well, like traveling, because this Friday I am going to LONDON, and I am so so so excited about it! I love London. And if any of you blog readers are in the area comment and maybe we can meet up or something, that would be awesome. 

But speaking of London, that is where I will be living starting September. I am going to university there, studying English Literature, which I am stoked about. I cannot wait to move out and start living by myself, and in London no less, can things get any better!? Anyway, of you guys have anything to share at all, or you just want to talk feel free to comment or send me an e-mail at;