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Non-Spoiler Book Review | “Goodbye Days,” By Jeff Zetner.

This book is highly underrated and I feel like the story line is needed to be read everyone, not just teens, adults should read this book too. I gave this book 4 stars out of 530649795 just because it was a little slow to start. This is the first book I read from Jeff, and I have to say I’m really impressed.
Goodbye Days follows the story of Carver, who sends a text that kills his three best friends in a car accident. Apparently, he was waiting for them, and they were driving to meet him, and he sent the text to see where they were, and well, texting and driving is not a good thing. I felt bad for Carver throughout this whole book because the people blamed him for the deaths of his friends, even himself, and he suffers so much. They are taking him to trial because of it, looking to press criminal charges against him. And need I remind you that he’s only 17, so the stress level that he’s feeling is so overwhelming that he starts having panic attacks. I think that the only thing that helps him get through his depression are Jesmyn, one of the best friends widowed-girlfriend, his sister Grace, and his therapist Dr. Mendez.
His sister acted the way I would have if my brother was going through a situation like this, God forbids, she’s the older sister that every kid should have. She was the one who recommended the therapist, and I believe that kids should realize this, that if you have a problem going on in your life, and it’s best if you talk it out with someone, don’t be afraid of getting help, it would make you feel so much better, you just gotta give a chance.
In the midst of losing his three best friends, one of the fathers of the friends is a Judge, he’s the one pressing charges to Carver. The sister of one of his best friends hates him to death because she blames him for the death of her brother. And not to mention that he just keeps remembering his friends on the different stages of his life.
He decides is a good idea to have some sort of goodbye days to his best friends, a sort of way of letting go, and he does so with each of the families. This book is incredibly sad, I cried like a baby, please be careful when you are driving out there, DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE, because I would hate for something to happen to you over negligence just like it happened to Carver.
This book teaches us a lesson, and I just hope that we learn it before it’s too late.

Non-Spoiler Book Review |”What I Need” by J. Daniels.

Okay, I’ve been waiting for this particular book to come out for a while now. It was a gr29328328eat book, a nice romance before I jump back out to my normal fluffy teen reads. This book follows the story of CJ and Riley. We know CJ from the previous book as one of the guy’s partners. Riley is Reed’s baby sister. In this story, CJ gets injured and Riley agrees to help him.
The only problem I had with this book was how disgustingly sweet it was. Between CJ or Riley, I don’t know which one was more cheesy. OMG, there was so much cheesiness in this book to drive me crazy–how many eye rolls I did while reading the book. But besides that, I feel like it was a great story. Riley frustrated me at some point because of her efforts of trying to keep their relationship a secret, which I understand because I had to keep secrets like this from my family before, but she was committed to her belief–I felt bad for CJ. J. Daniels writing style is amazing, I love her writing, 5 stars for that. I gave this whole book 4.5 stars and the only reason is because of too much sweetness between the characters. Don’t get me wrong, they were so cute, but it got overwhelming at some point.
I mean, I wish you could see their “ultimate fight,” I was like, “wait? that was it?” and it happened in the end, and she gave us such a prompt end too, I feel like she could’ve prolonged the conclusion a little bit more, or include an epilogue. But oh well, until the next one Daniels.
xoxo, Martinez.

Non-Spoiler Book Review | “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

Well, this book is exactly what you expect it to be like. It talks about a situation that is very real in our lives and therefore needed addressing. And I love how this Angie Thomas used a situation and made a book for teens to be aware of what’s going on ar32075671ound them.
This book is about black lives matter movement. The main character is black and goes to an all-white-people school. Now, it is intriguing to see Starr going through all the changes that happened since the incident. I don’t know if revealing the incident is a spoiler, so I just won’t say it. However, throughout this whole book, you see her struggling, her family, her friends, her other friends–everything is falling apart for her, and you see that she suffers a lot because of it. But also, I believe is really important to that Angie showed the two sides of the perspective because you get to see the struggling cop as well, and how it affects her life–since her uncle is a cop.
This book is super important for today’s society, and I believe everyone should read it. It is a complete work of fiction, but I felt like every part of it was real.

By the way, it would mean a lot to me if you could watch my recent youtube video it talks about our most anticipated reads for the month of March, 2017. Thank you!

Non-Spoiler Book Review | “The Star-Touched Queen” by Roshani Chokshi

This book was a challenge for me, it was a slow read for me, and considering on how I can read a b25203675ook in two days or less, this one took me a while. Princess Mayavati is a really a complicated character, the story line is so complicated, and I didn’t understand most of it. It took me three days to get through the first 100 pages. But after that, the book did pick up, and honestly enough, it has sort of the same story line as “WiNTERSONG,” by S. Jae-Jones, where the main character gets married and then the rest of the story is a fight for her marriage.
I gave this book 3.5 stars. Amar was a distant character as well, I’m telling you strong Wintersong vibes. Throughout the whole book, I couldn’t get to actually know him. Was he, in the end, a demon or not? No wonder Maya did what she did to him in the almost end of the story, he wasn’t honest with her. After she gets her memories back, things become more complicated, and then Nritti was a complicated af character. I didn’t understand her at all. Now, Gauri is interesting, I want to see her in the next book, I feel that she’s going to end up with the kid that turned out to be king, and that excites me.

Non-Spoiler Book Review – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

5/5 Stars

“Because I bet you could get into some interesting position with those wings…”

ACOMAF follows the story of Feyre, a young huntress who has faced many challenges on
the first book of this trilogy, “ACOTAR” that changed her whole life.

This book shows Feyre’s transition between her human life to her high fae life, and how broken she really is because of the sacrifices she had to make to save the people she loved. Since she became high fae, Tamlin has brought her to the Spring Court, and she’s suffocating. The pressure of being the high lady of the spring court, the pressure of having to portray an17927395 image, of everyone expecting something from her, wanting her to be someone she’s not is too much for her to take in. In her desperate moments, she asks for anyone to come and help her. That’s where Rhysand comes in.

I love the work that Sarah did with this book. The actual copy is 624 pages long–so this is a book that would keep you entertain during a couple of days–or if you are like me, probably one long night. I did love that she made ACOMAF this long because it gives us time to actually understand the story, and it gave Maas the opportunity to write and explain everything really well. All of the information written on this book is crucial for the bone of the story, I think she did a great job on developing the other side characters. New characters that we get to meet in this that weren’t in the first one–details that make us fall a little more in love with this book.

Romance wise this book is way more heated than ACOTAR, there’s a lot of steam going on on this book guys, but it is just for the best! I like how Sarah doesn’t sugar coat this scenes with cotton candy, because in the end Feyre is 20, and well, she can do whatever she wants. I would recommend it to readers 17 years old or older; however, if you are younger just make sure to keep an open mind.

On characters perspective, I love how Sarah wrote about them, they are powerful characters, and we get to see more from Feyre’s sisters. And we even get to see this other side of Rhysand, a side that we didn’t get to discover on A Court of Thorns and Roses, a side we didn’t even knew he had. Rhysand’s new personality on this book just made me fall in love with the book a little bit more.

Overall I give this book 5/5 stars because Sarah is an amazing writer, and this book is really well developed. It follows everything smoothly and nothing is too complicated to understand. If you haven’t this series, then please do. Is long overdue!

If you guys want to see my video review of this book then click here.

Non-Spoiler Book Review – The Crown by Kiera Cass

4/5 stars.

Eadlyn Schreave continues her story on “The Crown” where the choices she has to make will not only dictate her future, but her present as well. Since her mother is under medical care, her father has chosen to stay by America’s side through her process; now, is Eadlyn’s duty as a princess and future Queen of Illea to take care of her family, the selection and of her country.26074181

I really enjoyed Kiera Cass’ writing style, I think it was appropriate for the “time” that the book was written on. It was simple and easy, nothing to hard to understand. This book is more clean (romance wise) than her first three books, I would definitely recommend this book to teens from 13 years old and up. I did felt like she rushed us through her story though. The characters were well described in the context of the book; however, the book itself is very short and with a lot of space between chapters–I wish she could’ve prolonged the story and give us a little bit more of description regarding the characters.

 I felt like Eadlyn’s character in this book is more humble towards everyone, and I really appreciate her change of personality. In “The Heir” she was really harsh towards everyone in her court, even her family. But in this one we get to see a change of heart–sort of. I did enjoy seeing how she acted towards the members of the council, she doesn’t take BS from anyone, and I think that is a good quality to have when you are becoming queen of a country. But, since everything that happen with her mom, her brother, and well now with the rest of the selection is good to see her more humble towards them, and I believe that her change of heart made her see who was the best choice for her on the selection.

Now, her prince consort wasn’t a surprise for me. I kind of saw that happening in “The Heir” I won’t spoil it for you, but her choice is going to blow your mind.

Overall, I gave this book a 4/5 stars just because I wish she could’ve describe better the relationship between the Eadlyn and her prince consort. I felt like she didn’t give us enough insight on their relationship–bringing the book to an end way too soon.  However, this book is short and simple, nothing overbearing and not too many issues to overcome. I would definitely recommend this series if you haven’t read it, it will consume your body, soul and mind.

If you guys want to see my YouTube book review on this book, here’s the link

Can’t Wait to Read! – May TBR!

Hello guys,

So, as I keep reading and reading, my TBR pile keeps growing and growing, and for this next upcoming month there’s no exception. May is a month that so many good books are about to come out–finally–after years of waiting, they get to be in my precious 17927395hands, and I am super excited about them:

  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas: This is the second book on the “A Court of Thorns and Roses” series, which came out last year in the month of May. So now, after exactly a year later, we finally get to continue this wonderful adventure with Feyre and Tamlin, an adventure that was long over due. I don’t like the cover on this particular book, I feel like ACOTAR’s cover was so much better design, but I won’t let that detail bring my hopes f the book down. She posted a picture on her instagram with a preview of the actual book, and I’m super excited because the book looks way much bigger than ACOTAR!  Can’t wait! It is out 5/3.
  • The Crown by Kiera Cass: This is the fifth and final book on “The Selection” series, and I jut hope Eadlyn get to solve many of her issues, because I w26074181as seriously disappointed with “The Heir.” I  loved the first 3 books on the series, I think that Kiera did an amazing job coming up with the stories, and plot of the book. The characters and guidelines for the book where very descriptive, and very well written. However, in this part of the story, Eadlyn is totally different from America. I hate to say it, but she’s a little bit of a brat and b*tch. I’m however excited to see with which suitor she ends up with–I am rooting for Kile! and  how this total mess unfolds. This one is supposed to come out 5/3.
  • Wh29328328at I Need by J. Daniels: This is a more adult-romance series, but I’m head over heels in love with it, I’ve been waiting for this 4th book in this series to come out since forever. “The Alabama Summer” series, is a really entertaining and very sexy series that I just can’t see, to get enough of–so much so, that I found myself re-reading the books every once in while. This story brings two characters together, characters that I’ve been dying to read of! Is supposed to come out May the 16th, I hope she doesn’t push the date.
  • The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout: I love JLA, I think she’s an amazing author, and the fact that she’s coming up with this new story has me all giddy. 26721568She usually writes strong new adult/ teen romance, however this one is more softy in terms of romance environment. Is based on a high school, and supposedly the main character in this book has been home-schooled all her life, but for her senior year she gets to go to a public high school, and apparently the first day she gets there, she sees this guy that she hasn’t seen in years, but that apparently used to be really close to. I am really excited to read this, and see this new perspective that JLA is bringing us from her world, and since I’d never read anything by her that was this sweet looking I think I would really like it. This one is coming out May 17.
  • The La16131489st Star by Rick Yancey: The last book on the “5TH Wave” series. I’m super excited to see the ending to this wonderful series. Granted–I haven’t read the second one yet, but I’m planning on doing it before the last one comes out. I really enjoyed the first book, I think that the actions scenes were really well developed, and well written. The author did a great job describing the character, and giving them different characteristics that made them unique from any other character that I’ve ever read. I’m dying to see how we put an end to the others. This one is supposed to come out the 24th of May.

So, that’s all for me. I wold probably read more than these books that month but those are my most anticipated ones, can’t wait to get my hands on them and actually jump into the adventures. Let me know what you think down in the comments, and if you find something in common with these short reviews I would love to talk about them with you. Thank you guys for reading! Have a day full of wonderful new reads.