“Passion” by Louise Bagshawe Review

A failed marriage between Melissa Elmett and Will Hyde did a lot of damage. She was too young, he was hurt when she left him. Years later, Melissa becomes the target for a kidnap plot, a consequence of her father’s ground-breaking energy-saving invention, and Will is the only man who can protect her. Now they’re on the run, thrown together again by the pursuit of vengeance, will their passion for each other reignite?

This book is so confusing because the chapters jump all over the timeline of the book. And there is nothing to indicate if there is past or present you just have to take the hints and determine if it is past or present. I have no problem with multiple timelines in a story, I love it when it is clear like in “IT” by Stephen King if it is past or present. 

The beginning was okay for the most part but the moment when the main characters began to be chased around town by professional hitman who have been doing the job for years and for whatever reason that hitman just forgets everything which she learned and just starts to chase the main character around like Leatherface. At that point I just couldn’t read on because this book became so insufferable. 

The characters here are okay for the most part. The male main character is okay but he acts like the stereotypical rich guy who is dating all the super models, drives the most expensive cars, live in the best apartment in New York City and just doesn’t give a shit about anyone else but himself. When it comes to the female main character is so confusing and child like. Because she dated the male main character in college and she left him and ever since she left him she is like “I wish that I didn’t leave him but I guess I’m gonna marry the guy who reminds me of my father just because I’m in my 30s and I want kids”. I really didn’t care about any of the characters in this book because they were so fucking unrelatable and they felt like cartoons which may created to make a parody a thriller book or movie. Think about all the stereotypical stupid decisions you can make while a hitman is after you and you will have the main female character.

The writing style was also like super boring and confusing. Because in one paragraph you will be at the female main character’s work while she is working and in the next at a dinner 2 weeks later. The writing in this book is on the level with grade school children who are learning how to write something which will stick together. 

The twist in this book were so god damn obvious that you could predict them even before they have happened. 

The plot here was bad as well, because it was just all over the place and I just could keep up with it. 

I give this book 1 / 5

“The One Plus One” By Jojo Moyes Review

One single mum. With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it’s hard on your own. And sometimes you take risks you shouldn’t. Because you have to. One chaotic family Jess’s gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she’ll never get the chance to shine. And Nicky, Jess’s teenage stepson, can’t fight the bullies alone.

I gotta admit that I ended up DNF-ing this book because I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t finish it. 

This book is very, very slow in action . This book takes ages for even the smallest action to happen. Of course there were something happening here and there like the son being beaten up, the daughter getting into a school for gifted kids but the running theme was “we are poor so we can’t do anything”. It was so insufferable, and the mother in this book was like “oh, my husband left us but I can’t move on and I need to wait for him to come and help us because we are poor.” I hate people like this even fictional characters because life doesn’t stop when someone leaves you.

The characters in this book are so boring and unrelatable as it possible can be. You can pretty much summaries all of the characters with a single word. And all the characters in this book seems to not have a brain and not be able to make good decisions. The mother doesn’t have a licenses but still takes the kids for a road trip to Scotland like there won’t be any police on the roads or any other people on the roads. The guy which she falls in love with is a dick who is like “I want that girl to be gone so I’m gonna sabotage my own company and put myself into a federal investigations”. Every character in this book makes worse decisions than a 6 year old. 

The plot here is pretty good, and it is the only good thing with this book. But the way the plot was presented to us is just the worst possible story telling. Even a high school student could have written this book better. The plot would be so much better if the author didn’t make it so god damn slow and boring. The author chooses to focus this book on everything else than the main topic in this book which really pissed me off. I need to admit that the plot was very predictable and super unbelievable because of the characters and the way it was written. 

I was so disappointed with this book because a lots of people on the internet talks about this book like it is the best thing ever but its the opposite of it. And I really needed to force myself to read this book and when I came to page 320 I just couldn’t do it anymore.  

The whole story lacks everything like depth, excitement, color and pretty much any sense of real life. And the whole story is so depressing because of the main character who is the mother who is trying to make the ends meet but don’t do anything about it and instead so keeps working in the same trashy jobs which gives her very little money. 

The writing style is the worst writing I’ve seen so far. The writing goes on forever on things which aren’t mentioned on the next page, it’s like the story forgets about had happened in the previous chapter and on the previous page. 

I give this book 1 / 5

“Twilight” By Stephenie Meyer Review

Isabella Swan’s move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife-between desire and danger.Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with a bite.

I gotta be honest here with you. This book really surprised me because I wasn’t expecting how good it actually was when you compare it to the movie. I personally watched the first movie when I was like 8 or 9 and I truly hated the first movie and the rest of the movie franchise wasn’t better than the first. It was actually much worse as the movies kept going. So know 11 years later I didn’t except to give this book more than 1 star and I didn’t expect that I would even thing that it was bad. I was expecting to truly hate this book and comply trash it. But here I am, I gave this book 3 stars, I found this book for whatever reason enjoying and I was really interested in the story was I was reading it. I don’t know what happened with me during read this book but I enjoyed it, I found it interesting at times and it was a huge relief to not see Kristen Stewart which I truly hate and would avoid every movie and series with her at all costs. 

Not seeing Kristen Stewart, was probably one of the reasons why I actually enjoyed this book, and I didn’t want to go to the roof of Trump Tower and jump off as I wanted to do while watching the movies.

The beginning of this book was really giving me the YA vibes and if you know me you know that I’m not the biggest YA fan. So the book looses couple of points on the beginning. But overall it wasn’t super bad but just a little bit. After the first 20-30 pages this book acutely went to be much better than I’ve expect. 

The characters in this book was much better than I’ve expect but don’t misinterpret. Because I’m not saying that they were good I only said that they were much better than ice expect them to be 11 years after I’ve suffered 2 hours and watched Kristen Stewart as the main character.  Kristen Stewart was the reason I’ve expect Bella to be completely and extremely insufferable in this book just as she have been in the movie. But actually Bella was just extremely insufferable in the movie all thanks to none other than Kristen Stewart.

Bella in this book was actually okay, I think that I would be friends with Bella if she was real person going to my high school back in the day. We wouldn’t be best friends but we would hang out like twice a month. There were a lots of moments were Bella was acting like a 5 year old. And this annoyed me everything when a teen character becomes a 5 year old for like 10 minutes to just switch back like nothing every happened. 

When it comes to Edward in this book then I gotta say that at the beginning he really felt like he had multiple personality disorder or bipolar disorder because he was like “I don’t want her, but I don’t want her. But I don’t want her” and this went on for decent 100 pages. It really annoys the shit out of me when real people and characters are like this. Whenever a person or a character is like this, I swear all I want to do is find a baseball bat and beat the shit out of them. That’s how much people like this annoys me. But after around 150 pages he turns to be a pretty good character when it comes to YA and romance books.

Jacob, when it comes to him it really surprised me to find out that he was younger than Bella. I don’t really remember the movies because I’m really good at removing bad things from my brain so I can’t tell if it was the same thing in the movies. But Jacob being younger than Bella really surprised me. And it really disappointed me to see how little Jacob was involved in this book. All he got in this book wasn’t more than 30 pages and my copy of this book is like 500 pages long. And I remember while watching the movies I’ve always found Jacob the most inserting character. But after reading this book I gotta say that my favourite character gotta be Jasper.

The writing style in this book was acutely very good, I didn’t expect it to be so good as it is. But still the writing style is just a typical YA book writing style which doesn’t go so well with me since him not a fan of YA. But it was good enough for this book and for this franchise.

The plot was actually much better than I’ve expected, it really surprised me to find out that I almost forgot everything from the first movie I’ve watched in the twilight movie series. Which is good because I wasn’t imagining Kristen Stewart as Bella. I feel like the plot in this book really adds more into the whole franchise because it has such more than the all the movies together. And the plot was so interesting and so enjoyable to keep me glued to the story. 

However there were a lots of plot wholes and the logic was super bad at many moments throughout this whole book which really made me stop read and just stare at a wall for like 5 minutes. 

I give this book 3 / 5

“Eleonora” by Edgar Allan Poe Review

The story follows an unnamed narrator who lives with his cousin and aunt in “The Valley of the Many-Colored Grass”, an idyllic paradise full of fragrant flowers, fantastic trees, and a “River of Silence”.  It remains untrodden by the footsteps of strangers and so they live isolated but happy.

The best thing about this tale is that it is sort of a mix between horror tale and a romantic tale. But it is far from Edgar Allan Poe’s best tale / story. This tale is sort of a true love story mixed with a lots of horror elements in it.

The writing style is okay, sentimental and for the most part pompous. Some people will love the writing style in this tale and some will hate it.

Morella and Ligeia are related to this story in some way or another. So if you liked it then maybe consider reading these two as well. 

Ending in this one really surprised me because most tales written by Edgar Allan Poe doesn’t have happy endings but this one had. 

For the most part this tale is all about true love which makes it to a unique story written by Edgar Allan Poe. This story is a love story told in the form of prose poetry.

The descriptions in this story is amazing. However the most interesting  description was of the valley where the narrator lives along with the girl he loves.

It is also important to say that this story have sort of a autobiographical touch to it. Because it has couple of links to Edgar Allan Poe’s personal life.

Even though that this story revolves around true love, you will not miss the gothic and horror-ish elements in it. But for the most part this story is emotional, chilling, and involves the question “is it ok to fall in love after the death of your first love?”

I give this story 1 / 5

"Everything, Everything" by Nicola Yoon Review

95Her disease is as rare as it is famous. It’s a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, which means that she is allergic to the world. She don’t leave her house and have not left the house in fifteen years. The only people she ever see are her mom and her nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next door neighbors. She look out the window, and she see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black. His name is Olly. She wants to learn everything about him.

This book is a romantic / drama book, meant for teens. So if you are into YA books which are about teens falling in love then maybe you should give this book a shot if you haven’t by far.

The characters yeah the characters. The main characters are pretty much the typical teen characters which we can see in every movie and series now on days. The mother of the main character, she is toxic a lot. And the boy next door is a kind of guy who likes to flex.

The deceptions of the characters are flat and not much to talk about. In the end it doesn’t help that the characters are boring and not unique at all.

However, I need to give this book point for being fun to read. And all these illustrations of emails, text messages etc makes it even more fun to read, and it sort of got me involved in the story.

It’s important to say that throughout this book we are given clues to how it might end. I personally didn’t see them until very end.

When you look at this book as a whole thing that you will see that this book is much more cheesy than it is sweet or good read. And if you like me, who hates young adult books who are cheesy at this level, you will straight away hate this book.

The writing style isn’t something which I personally have expected. It is okay but I thought it would be some kind of better.  There were times when the writing style basically went like “i can talk to him on the Internet for hours but when we are here face to face I can’t talk to him”.

Overall this book is typical young adult book. Which involves an abusive father, hot boy next door, loner girl, toxic mother, taking a trip to Hawai, loving gay friend and all that.

If we go to the main character for the last time to talk about her I need to say that she is taking all the fucking bad decisions ever. It feels like she was born yesterday or that she was born without brain cells.

I give this book 1,5 / 5