Dress Up That Cover #23 - The Probability of Miracles


  Dress Up That Cover is a new feature where I create an outfit based merely on the cover, not the story nor what the characters would wear. Colors of the outfit will all be taken from the cover design, so the books may be ones that I haven't read yet. All sets will be created via Polyvore.
  This week's featured book is The Probability of Miracles! This book is on my not-sure-if-I-want-to-read-or-not list, so tell me what you guys think about it! :)


Review: Shatter Me



Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #1
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia
Publication Date: November 15th, 2011
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
I have a curse
I have a gift

I am a monster
I'm more than human

My touch is lethal
My touch is power

I am their weapon
I will fight back

  Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

  The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

  The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

  Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.
Buy Links: Amazon || The Book Depository

   If you know me well, you might probably know that I am VERY picky with the dystopian genre (despite my blog name). In fact, I tend to shy away from dystopian books because there are only very few that I like/love. So it really came as a surprise to me how much I enjoyed this book! Also, I did not like the sentences with strike through at first, but I soon came to understand it's purpose. I'm so glad that one of my blogger friends pushed me to finish this one, because I really enjoyed it!

  Juliette's touch is fatal. One touch from her can kill you. People think she's insane, or that there's something terribly wrong with her, so she is sent to an asylum where they are locked in cells, and she hasn't touched anyone for exactly 264 days. Then Adam, someone she knew from her childhood, suddenly appears and shares a cell with her, asking questions and making her feel uncomfortable.

  Later, Juliette learns that Adam was sent by Warner, a general who holds a lot of power in The Reestablishment, and Adam plans to use Juliette's fatal touch to induce fear. Warner teaches her that her touch is power, and he is determined to get Juliette to his side.

  The plot of Shatter Me was a really exciting one. It has a very mysterious plot with a lot of unexpected - at least for me - twists and turns that made me really get into the book. I was always left not knowing what to expect, and that was part of the excitement of my journey in reading the book!

  I really really want to read the second book already because I just need to know what happens! Luckily for me, I already have it on my shelf, so I just have to find the time to dive into it, yay!

  This book is a matter of taste and preference, and not really about how good the book is, so I cannot guarantee that everyone will like it, but I can guarantee that I did. I guess the only way for you to know is to try it out!

“I always wonder about raindrops.

I wonder about how they're always falling down, tripping over their own feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end. It's like someone is emptying their pockets over the earth and doesn't seem to care where the contents fall, doesn't seem to care that the raindrops burst when they hit the ground, that they shatter when they fall to the floor, that people curse the days the drops dare to tap on their doors."

Buy Links: Amazon || The Book Depository

Review: Never Never



Title: Never Never
Author: Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
Series: Never Never #1
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Publication Date: January 7th, 2015
My Rating: 4 Stars
Buy Links:  Amazon


Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He'll do anything to remember. She'll do anything to forget.

  When I heard that Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher, two of my absolute favorite authors, were going to write a book together, I was immediately excited, and I knew that no matter what the book was going to be about, I would read it. But at the back of my mind, there was also worry because from reading their books, I knew that these two authors' styles were very different.

  I expected both weirdness and amazing-ness from this book, and I was not disappointed!This book is definitely weird, in a way that's good. It's unique - I don't there's another book like this one out there. And obviously, because it's a collaboration between two amazing authors, this was amazing too!

  Reading the book, seeing Tarryn Fisher's and Colleen Hoover's unique writing styles made me smile. There were passages that made it distinct which author wrote that part, and I couldn't help but love it! I didn't expect this kind of story from both of them, but I enjoyed it nevertheless.

  I actually have nothing much to say about this book because I feel like it's not complete yet. And that's what's keeping me from enjoying this book. I know that there is a part two, but I wish that the two parts were just combined together. Other than that, it was a great book!

  For those who haven't read this yet, I would actually suggest putting it off until the second part comes out because I assure you, you would be dying in anticipation for the next part. The cliffhanger is seriously mind-boggling, and I want to strangle both authors for doing this to me! I haven't even been waiting for more than 24 hours, and I already need the next book!

“You think you can make me like you again?”
I look over at her and give my head the slightest shake. “No. I’m gonna make you fall in love with me again.”


Reading Challenges 2015

Hosted by: All About Books






2015TBR

Goal: A Firm Handshake (1-10 books)

1. Deeper by Robin York
2. Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up by Sara Hantz
3. Secret for a Song by SK Falls
4. A Starstruck Kiss by Lauren Blakely
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Goal: Diamond: 10,000 pages

January - 3,304 pages
Details


http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/2015/01/debut-author-challenge-2015-january-link-up/
Goal: 12 books

1. The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
2. Between the Notes by Susan Huss Roat
3. One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin


http://www.escapewithdollycas.com/challenges-2/2015-alphabet-soup-reading-challenge/

A - All the Bright Places by Jennifer Nieven
B - Between the Notes by Susan Huss Roat
C -
D - Deeper by Robin York
E -
F -
G -
H -
I - I Remember You by Cathleen Bell
J -
K -
L - Love Like Crazy by Megan Squires
M - Most Likely to Succeed by Jennifer Echols
N - Night We Said Yes, The by Lauren Gibaldi
O - One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin
P -
Q -
R -
S - Starstruck Kiss, A by Lauren Blakely
T -
U -
V -
W - Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up by Sara Hantz
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Y -
Z -


http://www.fallingforya.com/2013/12/2014-netgalley-edelweiss-reading.html
Silver – 25 books

1. Deeper by Robin York
2. Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up by Sara Hantz
3. Secret for a Song by SK Falls
4. The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
5. Between the Notes by Susan Huss Roat
6. Most Likely to Succeed by Jennifer Echols
7. I Remember You by Cathleen Bell
8. One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin
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Dress Up That Cover #22 - Let the Sky Fall

  Dress Up That Cover is a new feature where I create an outfit based merely on the cover, not the story nor what the characters would wear. Colors of the outfit will all be taken from the cover design, so the books may be ones that I haven't read yet. All sets will be created via Polyvore.

  This week's featured book is Let the Sky Fall! I have heard lots of great things about this book! Unfortunately, this book's genre is something that I generally stay away from.

 

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