5 star books · Rewiews

Nothing is strange by Mike Russell

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I’m sorry I’m so slow at writing the reviews. I had a lot of obstacles at the beginning of the month, and to confess, I just a little dare to write and read. Last week I barely got to see the new episodes of Game of Thrones. The new ones! That’s from monday to monday. I’m addicted to one drama that I’ll probably tell you more about in the end of the month and on top of that BigHit won’t stop playing with my heart daily. (I know that you have no idea what i’m talking about, don’t worry, it’s better this way) But enough about that. It’s time to talk about books.

Nothing is strange¬†is a book I won from Giveaway at least two months ago and read one. Why I write the review now? Don’t ask.

The book arrived with a small poster and two badges.The poster is in a prominent place, and I wear the badge with the top hat with pleasure. onestly, I like the design too much. And for a person who doesn’t get and win books often, the Congratulations!” Is very nice to read.

 

 

20 mind-expanding short stories.

Inspiring, liberating, otherworldly, magical, surreal, bizzarre, funny, disturbing, unique…

All of these words have been used to describe the stories of Mike Russell so put on your tophat, open your third eye and enjoy: Nothing is strange.

I do not know what the original annotation is and if there is one. I have copied this from the back cover of a book because I think it can’t be better summarized.

“Everything that is not a thing is a thing in The Warehouse.”

To be honest, I liked not all stories (which is only normal), but the most of them were good. Eight of them are my favorite and one I didn’t understand but that’s not so important.

Stories are really weird and unusual. Actually, I’m sad I don’t know better words to describe them. Some of them leave you confused, other sad and feeling sympathy. The style is simple, unlike the stories themselves. Fast and easy to read, but leaving strong feelings. To give a valuable opinion on a collection of stories, especially as the stories are short, it is very difficult for me. I can not see what I’m looking for and what I run to the author, but I would definitely give him a chance with some other book. I gave this one 5 stars after all.

Dunce is one of my favorite stories. It is strange but also pleasant. If I say what the story is about, I will reveal the whole story, and I do not¬†want that. But you can find out by reading it on the publisher’s ¬†and the author’s website-¬†https://strangebooks.com/

“I think we cry because we don’t understand what is going on. Maybe if we understood what is really going on we wouldn’t cry at all, ever.”¬†

In one of the other stories, Mike shows us a different view of what love is. (And I like it because I find some strange logic)

“Between then, on the bed, is their love. It is beautiful, colourful, soft in places, hard in others, glowing, pulsating, tentacles waving, petals and wings opening. They touch it, feeling its cavities and protrusions. A perfume emanates from it, both strange and intoxicating. It makes a sound like music. They cuddle it and stroke it and fondle it and kiss it.”

And as we talked about love, The Meeting is a strange and unusual love story, which made me feel impressed.

I generally bow to the author. The stories came to me in a strange and unusual way. Ideas are so unusual and can be interpreted in many different ways, and what better than going into the world of theories and mysteries?

(Of course, the book goes with a signature from the author^^)

4 star books · Rewiews

Animal Farm

‚Äď George Orwell

 

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After all, I decided to write something about this book. Something, because I do not think that’s going to be just like a review, but rather like my opinion on the book.

As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization; and in our most charismatic leaders, the souls of our cruelest oppressors.

 

To be honest, this is not my type of books at all. I do not know the genre and I do not know what to look for. I do not know what is good and what is not. I just read it for pleasure and from interest.

What is it about? Simply, the animals in a farm decide to rise to rebellion. They manage to evict people and start to look after themselves for their own farm. At first everything is great and they are equal, but with time things start to change.

It was interesting to track the development of story. How it all started with good goals and guidelines, but some individuals began to take power, little by little until things started to change. Farm animals are presented as mildly foolish so they do not notice the changes in power and accept everything as good, failing to see how their memories and even their thoughts are being manipulated and modeled at the will of the leader.

One of the characters who made an impression to me, so to speak, was Boxer. He may not have been one of the smartest animals on the farm, but he was definitely dedicated to the cause and working much harder than the rest.

Sometimes on the slope leading to the top of the quarry, when he braced his muscles against yhe weight of some vast boulder, it seemed that nothing kept him on his feet except the will to continue.

I was very nasty when I knew what was going on. Although animals were cleverly misled by power, I still believe the inscription on the truck that took the Boxer.

” ‘Alfred Simmonds, Horse Slaughterer and Glue Boiler,¬†Willington. Dealer in Hides and Bone-Meal Kennels Supplied’ Do you not understnd what that means? They are taking Boxer to the knacker’s!”

And while at the beginning Animal Farm was governed by 7 rules that said equality and unity of all animals, finally there was only one rule nobody dared to hinder.

ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL.

 BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THE OTHERS 

The book is nice, but it’s not for everyone’s taste. I gave her 4 stars because I liked it and did not regret reading it.

1 star books · Rewiews

The Initiation

The Secret Circle series by L. J. Smith

Book one – The Initiation

The review contains a pale revelation of the story!

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I know I created this blog and disappeared from the world, but don’t be mad. Finally, I’m here with a review and I promise there will be a lot more from now on.

But let’s move to the main topic.

During the years, I’ve watched many series. Some good, some bad. The secret circle was one of the good ones, but obviously most of the people are not a big fan of the witches and it has only one season. (but it was so good T.T). Naturally, when I found it’s based on a book series, the books went into my wishlist. And now, a few years later, I decided to read the first book, pretending not to care about its “e-” form. Now I’m happy I didn’t spend money for something that doesn’t worth reading it.

 

Cassie is initiated into her hometown’s coven of witches but her love for the coven leader’s boyfriend could prove deadly.

(this summary is from Goodreads, just to say)


 

First of all, the book and the series have so many differences, that I can’t believe it. Somehow, it’s normal.¬†I’m used, especially after reading The Vampire Diaries, but here the situation is much more tragic.¬†While Smith’s other series was filled with twists, mysteries, dramas, and all sorts of supernatural creatures, this one was pretty simple.¬†The magic is tucked in here and there, but nothing really happens almost to the end of the book.¬†The rest of the time simply portrays the life of a shy girl who is forced to leave her beloved city and move to a new place where she does not belong.¬†Everyone avoids it and harasses her, at least until there is an event that turns everything upside down.

 

I think everything is a bit rushed and hasty.¬†Most of the descriptions are short and pale, there are some nice moments, but there are not enough.¬†The action unfolds quickly, you jump from one thing to another. They¬†hint at some things that will probably clear up, but they still don’t sound as mysterious as they need, and at least I don’t want to understand them right away.

Another thing, that made me a bad impression, is the characters.¬†In the beginning, we meet Cassie and a few more characters, but the next time she moves to New Salem, new and new characters are starting to appear, and they do not have a specific purpose (at least until we meet the circle) and is a bit confusing.¬†I like the crafted Fay image, which is pretty close to the one in the series, but from the beginning I did not like Cassie’s image.¬†I think she is of this kind of weak heroines.¬†She is constricted, uncertain, letting the others harass and use her.¬†There is no drive, there is no stronger emotion, wishes, etc., and she is expected to use the dark forces.¬†And maybe that’s the purpose of using them, to crush her.

However,¬†I’m not good at writing books I don’t like.¬†That’s why the review may not seem very good to you. In short, the book can be read quickly.¬†There are 16 relatively short chapters, 8 of which I read for a few hours after I got some free time. The style is very simple and unloading, but the story isn’t worth it.¬†Whoever wishes to make and understand for themselves whether they like it or not, but I do not recommend it to you, especially if you liked the show.¬†But if you are not, you may like it. Who knows…ūüėÉ

-V‚ô•

Originally posted here. 

Rewiews

The Eternal Love of the Brotherhood

Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R.Ward

Book two –¬†Lover Eternal

I read the book before, at least, ten days. Why I wasn’t here? A combination of “I’m busy” and “I’m lazy”. And, to be honest, this is the first day I’m using the computer.¬†Haha, I’m so devoted to the school. I wonder why I am such a failure.

However, let’s move to the book.

My suggestions were right and every book shows the story of a different brother.¬†And that greatly increases my curiosity to the series, because the brothers aren’t countless. What comes next? (I know part of the answer, but I don’t intend to understand yet).

The second book of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series is also incredible and catching as the first. Already familiar with the author’s style, I can say that J.R.Ward¬†is doing brilliantly, and I strongly hope the next books are on the same level or even higher.¬†I noticed that the titles are quite accurate to the books themselves.¬†The love between Wrath and Beth in the first book was dark enough before she was turned. And the love between Rhage and Mary is… eternal. Literaly.¬†But I’m not going to take you the pleasure of finding out what’s going on by yourselves

One of the things I like the most in the book is the relationship between the characters.¬†How they defend each other, how devoded and how self-sacrificed to the other they are.¬†The Brotherhood embodies important moral values for me. Maybe that’s why I love this series so much.

The only thing I noticed and annoyed me is that the characters constantly repeat “Okay”.¬†Somehow it ruins the moments.¬†But if you do not mind and you like the first book, I strongly recommend you the second book.

And I can’t wait for the third (when I save money) XD

– V‚ô•

Originaly published here on 15.06.2016*

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One story about brothers, love and much more

Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R.Ward

Book one – Dark Lover

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Considering the state in which I was, it’s a wonder that I finished the book yesterday and wrote the review today.

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¬† ¬†The Black Dagger Brotherhood is… it’s very difficult¬†to determine exactly what this series is. Maybe because I have read only the first book, but I have suggestions what will come next.¬†The series, or at least the first book and part of the second, grabs you and takes you to a slightly different world. A world of vampires. I know, I know, it’s nothing new. I thought so too, but a several friends told me that the series is good, so I decided to take a look.

To be honest, in the beginning it wasn’t very interesting. Maybe I was in a tough period.¬†I reached the 40th page somewhere and gave up. Recently I decided to start it again and I’m not sorry.¬†As in any other book, the vampires are different by some features.¬†Well, here are a lot of things and the author has compared them in the book, but that’s a detail. I love how these creatures’ being is built.¬†They not only live in a different way

but have their own traditions and rituals, their creators and enemies.

 

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Fun fact, the book has its own dictionary, and believe it or not, I used it at least four or five times.

The thing I didn’t like at first, although I knew they were there, were the erotic

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scenes. But J. R. Ward has endeavored to write them without using words and expressions that sound somehow unpleasant (at least for me*), she recreates the romance and passion involved in the actions of the characters. Not to mentio

 

 

n the whole being of the characters themself that I loved from the beginning.

In a few words, if you are looking for action, mixed with erotic; strong friendship and even stronger love, this is the book for you. Dark Love will put you in its mysterious world, stop your breath, and keep you in tension until you read all the books in the series.

‚Äď V ‚ô•

Originaly published here on 30.04.2016*


*You see, I don’t mind reading (practically porn) in english because it soung somehow good. But in Bulgarian it sound rude and it’s very unpleasant for me. Maybe it’s just the translation, but I like J.R.Ward‘s style.