terça-feira, 13 de fevereiro de 2018

The ones who got away by Roni Loren


Liv's words cut off as Finn got closer. The man approaching was nothing like the boy she'd known. The bulky football muscles had streamlined into a harder, leaner package and the look in his deep green eyes held no trace of boyish innocence.

It's been twelve years since tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a few students survived that fateful night—a group the media dubbed The Ones Who Got Away.

Liv Arias thought she'd never return to Long Acre—until a documentary brings her and the other survivors back home. Suddenly her old flame, Finn Dorsey, is closer than ever, and their attraction is still white-hot. When a searing kiss reignites their passion, Liv realizes this rough-around-the-edges cop might be exactly what she needs...
 

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I decided to read this book because it was recommended by Colleen Hoover, and she´s my ultimate favorite author alongside with Nora Roberts.

And I must say I wasn´t surprise that this book was one of the best books I read, since it was recommended by her.

Liv Arias was one of the survivors of a school shooting, and they was labeled as the ones who got away.

When she goes back to her hometown because of a documentary being filmed about the shooting, she is forced to deal with all the feelings and pain she left behind all those years ago.


Slowly she learns that she´s not the only one who has trouble dealing with it.

I loved how Liv and her friends learnt how to support each other, even through their different perceptions of how life should be. And how Liv´s friendship with Rebecca never turned into a catfight.

Liv and Finn´s romance was always meant to be, and their chemistry its off the charts.

Roni Loren´s books it´s now in my to read list. I hope they´re all as good as this one, so she can turn into a favorite author as well.


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Eu decidi ler este livro porque foi recomendado por Colleen Hoover, e ela é minha melhor autora favorita bem ao lado de Nora Roberts.

E devo dizer que não me surpreendeu que este livro fosse um dos melhores livros que li, já que foi recomendado por ela.

Liv Arias é uma das sobreviventes de um tiroteio na escola em que estudava, os sobreviventes foram rotulados como aqueles que sobreviveram.

Quando Liv volta para sua cidade natal por causa de um documentário que está sendo filmado sobre o tiroteio, ela é forçada a lidar com todos os sentimentos e dor que ela havia deixado para trás por todos esses anos.

Lentamente, ela descobre que ela não é a única que tem problemas para lidar com isso.

Adorei como Liv e suas amigas aprenderam a se apoiar mutuamente, mesmo através de suas diferentes percepções de como a vida deveria ser. E como a amizade de Liv com Rebecca nunca se transformou em uma briguinha boba pelo amor do Finn.

O romance de Liv e Finn é um desses destinados a acontecer, e a química entre eles é de molhar a calcinha.

Os livros de Roni Loren estão agora na minha lista de leitura. Espero que eles sejam tão bons quanto este, para que ela possa se tornar uma autora favorita.



If There's No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout



Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications, and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.

Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.

Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.

For what she let happen.

With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when she and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?

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Armentrout it´s another one of my favorite authors, ever since the Lux series (waiting for Luc´s story here) and even though I did not like all of her books, and this one plot its not a new one, reading about drunk driving  and its aftermath it is always necessary. Specially if you think how many people die every  year because of someoneelse´s stupidity. Think about it, when you drink and drive, you ar not only putting your life at risk, but the life of every single person who will cross your way towards home.

And survivor´s guilt its a strong feeling that most people can´t deal with it.

Now you take this problem to teenagers, whom wasn´t even supposed to be drinking at all, let alone drinking and driving. DUI its a plague that assoles all USA territory, and teenage drinking its such a common ocurrence that its a joke  how easy it is to get a fake id and buy alcohol.

Its the high worth all the pain?

This book wasn´t my favorite one but it certainly was a good read, and I strongly recommend you to buy this book to all teenagers in your life.


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Armentrout é outra de minhas autoras favoritas, desde a série Lux (esperando a história de Luc) e, embora eu não tenha gostado de todos os livros dela, e este assunto não seja uma novidade, ler sobre a dirigir embriagado e suas conseqüências, é sempre necessário. 

Especialmente quando você vê quantas pessoas morrem todos os anos por causa da estupidez de alguém que faz isso. Pense nisso, quando você bebe e dirige, você não está apenas colocando sua vida em risco, mas a vida de cada pessoa que irá atravessar seu caminho para casa.



E a culpa do sobrevivente é um forte sentimento com o qual a maioria das pessoas não consegue lidar.



Então, você pega esse problema e leva para o conetxto dos adolescentes, que nem sequer deveriam estar bebendo, muito menos dirigindo e bebendo. DUI é uma praga que assola todo o território dos EUA, e a bebida entre os adolescentes é uma ocorrência tão comum que se tornou uma piada, a facilidadde com que é possível se obter uma identificação falsa e comprar álcool.



O seu barato vale toda a dor?




Este livro não foi o meu favorito, mas certamente foi uma boa leitura, e eu recomendo que você compre esse livro para todos os adolescentes da sua vida.

Ryan´s bed by Tijan



I crawled into Ryan Jensen’s bed that first night by accident.

I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister’s bed—her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should've left...

I didn’t.
I didn’t jump out.
I didn’t get embarrassed.
I relaxed.
And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved.

I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept.

The truth? I never wanted to leave his bed. If I could've stayed forever, I would have.
He became my sanctuary.

Because—four hours earlier—my twin sister killed herself.


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We all have favorite authors, and Tijan it´s one of mine.

This book was quite a surprise, not because of the characters development, since her characters do not usually diverge, but because of the subject matter.

Mackennzie´s twin sister killed herself, and all the story evolves form that point on.

Imagine how hard it is to cope with a loved one´s death, so imagine this loved one was your twin and she killed herfself. 

Can you endure the aftermath of this act? Knowing that you didn´t recognized the signs, that it was your twin, your closest person in the world and you was blind to see the darkness in her.

That´s what Mackenzie had to go through, and besides all her pain and guilt, she have to deal with parents, family and friends who can´t stand to look at her, because all they see it´s the ghost of her sister.

In this enviroment she grows attached to Ryan. He´s the only she can stand being close to, and they start a unhealthy relationshio where she turns dependent on him to just go from day to day.

That´s a recipe for disater. but Ryan understand what she´s going through, since he lost his best friend a little while ago, and it is just now, coming back to life.


And that is how they start a beautiful journey to heal each other.

Mackenzie grows as a individual, she learns how to deal with her family matters on her own, and how to cope with her sister´s suicide.

We can note all through the story how Mackenzie sees herself, and that´s a key point to the story.


Though some characters development could have been better, it was a good book.


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Todos nós temos autores favoritos, e Tijan é uma das minhas.



Este livro foi uma surpresa, não por causa do desenvolvimento dos personagens, já que seus personagens geralmente não divergem em comportamento, mas por causa do assunto.



A irmã gêmea de Mackennzie se matou, e toda a história evolui a partir deste ponto.



Imagine o quão difícil é lidar com a morte de um ente querido, então imagine que esse ente querido é a sua irmã gêmea e ela se matou.



Você pode suportar as conseqüências desse ato? Sabendo que você não reconheceu os sinais, que era sua gêmea, a pessoa mais próxima de você em todo o mundo e você estava cega para a escuridão que habitava nela.



Isso é o que Mackenzie teve que passar, e além de toda a sua dor e culpa, ela tem que lidar com pais, familiares e amigos que não conseguem olhar para ela, porque tudo o que eles vêem é o fantasma de sua irmã .



Neste ambiente, ela se torna próxima de Ryan. Ele é o único que ela consegue ficar perto, e eles começam a desenvolver uma relação pouco saudável, onde ela se torna dependente dele até para viver o dia a dia.



Essa é uma receita para o desastre. mas Ryan entende tudo pelo que Mackenzie está passando, já que ele perdeu o seu melhor amigo há pouco tempo, e só agora está recomeçando à viver.





E é assim que eles começam essa de cura e auto conhecimento.



Mackenzie cresce como um indivíduo, ela aprende como lidar com sua família por conta própria e como lidar com o suicídio de sua irmã.



Podemos observar durante o decorrer da estória como Mackenzie se vê, e esse é um ponto chave para a história.




Embora o desenvolvimento dos personagens pudesse ter sido melhor, foi um bom livro.

Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger



I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.

In this explosive psychological thriller by New York Timesbestselling author Lisa Unger, a young woman’s mysterious gift forces her into the middle of a dangerous investigation of a little girl’s disappearance.

For as long as she can remember, twenty-year-old Finley Montgomery has been able to see into the future. She dreams about events before they occur and sees beyond the physical world, unconsciously using her power to make supernatural things happen.

But Finley can’t control these powers—and there’s only one person who can help. So Finley moves to The Hollows, a small town in upstate New York where her grandmother lives, a renowned seer who can finally teach Finley how to use her gift.

A gift that is proving to be both a blessing and a curse, as Finley lands in the middle of a dangerous investigation involving a young girl who has been missing for ten months and the police have all but given up hope.

With time running out there’s only so much Finley can do as The Hollows begins to reveal its true colors. As she digs deeper into the town and its endless layers, nothing is what it seems. But one thing is clear: The Hollows gets what it wants, no matter what.
 



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I was talking with a friend today about how hard it is to write a review about a book that you didn´t like.

Because someone took its time to write about something and for you just say it´s awful, It´s not the best feeling.

But to write about a book you loved it´s really easy, you almost can´t stop writing about it.

So, to make a long story short, I loved this book.

It´s a well written mistery with a well done twist to keep you alert and hooked to the story.

Lisa Unger has certainly become one of my fav authors.

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Eu estava falando com uma amiga hoje sobre o quão difícil é fazer uma resenha sobre um livro que você não gostou.



Porque alguém tomou seu tempo para escrever sobre algo e para você, apenas dizer que esse livro é horrível, não é o melhor dos sentimentos.



Mas escrever sobre um livro que você ama é muito fácil, você quase não consegue parar de escrever sobre ele.



Então, para encurtar a estória, amei este livro.



É um mistério bem escrito com uma reviravolta bem feita para mantê-lo alerta e engajado na estória.




Lisa Unger certamente se tornou uma das minhas autoras favoritas.

One of the guys by Shiloh Walker



I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.

One of the Guys Shiloh Walker Jaynie knew that her fiancée had some serious menage fantasies going on, but she never expected to catch him acting them out. As if that pain isn't enough, he tells her she couldn't be a real woman if she tried. Reeling from the double blow, confidence shattered, Jaynie turns to Brian, her sexy partner at work. One night, she tells him. She wants one night with him, no strings attached. Brian feels plenty of strings and it's as if all of them are pulling him toward Jaynie. She's sexy, she's funny and she haunts his dreams. Memories of that one night keep him awake and he's dying for another taste of her. But Jaynie doesn't seem at all interested. What's a man to do?

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It was a good book, if you take the cheating part aside. 

Jaynie and Brian has a lot of chemistry. Brian it´s a sweetheart towards Jaynie, and deals quite well with her request.

Not really original, but its worthy the time taken to read it.


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Foi um bom livro, se você colocar a traição de lado.



Jaynie e Brian têm muita química. E ele é um amor para Jaynie, e lida muito bem com o pedido dela.




Não é realmente original, mas vale o tempo necessário para lê-lo.

Playinf defense By Cate Cameron



I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.

Sixteen-year-old Claudia Waring has never kissed a boy. Never been popular. Never been to a hockey game. All that’s about to change. Assigned to tutor Chris Winslow, a prank-loving, gorgeous hockey player, Claudia’s perfectly planned life immediately veers off course. And she kind of likes it. But as fun as Chris is, she knows she'll never fit in his world.

After his latest prank lands him in hot water, Chris has to get serious about school or lose hockey. Not an easy thing for someone as carefree as the defenseman. The biggest problem, though, is how much he wants to help his cute, buttoned-up tutor loosen up a little. But while confidence has never been a problem for him, around Claudia, Chris is all nerves. Why would a girl as smart as her ever fall for a jock like him?

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It certainly was a sweet and easy read. 

Nothing really exceptional, but a nice way to spend a lazy afternoon. 

What I like it best about this book was the idea of a women (girls) club to support and help each other become your better self. And Chris was the first man(boy) to join the club. 

It has a nice ring to it, I only wish we women were as supportive of each other as they were in the book. Girl power all the way and back.

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Certamente foi uma leitura fácil e doce. 

Nada realmente excepcional, mas uma ótima maneira de passar uma tarde preguiçosa. 

O que eu mais gostei deste livro foi a idéia de um clube de mulheres (meninas) para apoiar e ajudar umas as outras a se tornarem a melhor versão de si mesmas. E o Chris foi o primeiro homem a se juntar ao clube. 

É uma grande idéia. Eu só queria que as mulheres se apoiassem umas as outras na vida real, como fazem na estória. Girl power indo e voltando.

Remember to forget by Ashley Royer



I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.

In Remember to Forget from Watty Award-winning author Ashley Royer, Levi has refused to speak since the tragic death of his girlfriend, Delia, and can't seem to come out of his depression and hindering self-doubt. Desperate to make some positive change in Levi’s life, his mother sends him to live with his father in Maine. Though the idea of moving from Australia to America seems completely daunting, Levi passively accepts his fate, but once he lands faces personal struggles and self-doubt at the same time he and his dad battle through resentment and misunderstanding. And then, while at therapy, Levi meets Delilah, a girl who eerily reminds him of someone he lost

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This book was a good surprise. You realize the author really researched about mental illnesses, and took her time to make it believeble, though it was kind of rushed form the second half on.

But, if you consider that it was written by a teenager, it was really great. I think she was really brave to write about a subject so hard, and where many has failed before her.

If you want read this book waiting for a romance, you´ll be severely disappointed. It focus on Levi his mental illness and how he cope, or not cope, with it.

It´s really worthy of your time.

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Este livro foi uma boa surpresa. Você percebe que a autora realmente pesquisou sobre doenças mentais, e levou o tempo necessário para tornar o livro crível, embora tenha sido meio apressado na segunda metade.



Mas, se você considera que foi escrito por uma adolescente, foi realmente ótimo. Eu acho que ela foi realmente corajosa por escrever sobre um assunto tão difícil, e onde muitos falharam.



Se você quiser ler este livro aguardando um romance, ficará seriamente desapontado. Ele se concentra em Levi, sua doença mental e como ele lida, ou não com isso.




É realmente digno do seu tempo.