Book Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Michelle Hodkin)

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)  by Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
by Michelle Hodkin

GoodReads // Spanish Review

Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.

Review:

This is one of those books I didn’t want to read because I have so high expectations because everyone always raves about The Mara Dyer trilogy.

So I tried with the first book, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I didn’t get exactly disappointed but my expectations weren’t meet either.

I think first I have to talk about the panty dropping, beautiful as hell, Noah Shaw… and I didn’t get it. So yeah, the guy is hot, rich and intense, but for me was waaay to intense. Can see the appeal, can’t get the love.

I like him, yes, but I was waiting for Mara to… I don’t know, laugh at his face at some point for being too clingy sometimes. It’s just, I picture Noah in the real actual world and red flags stars flying.

NEVERTHELESS, I DO LIKE HIM. Just don’t love him.

I did like the book, it wasn’t as creepy as I was expecting, Noah got too much importance and Mara way too little character and way too dependable of him.

However, I already started the second book; I’m really interested in what will happen next.

This book was published in 2011, so I kinda get why all the clichés. If you didn’t read the book, give it a chance but don’t get your hopes so high.

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Book Comic Review: Shirtless Bear-Fighter!

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Shirtless Bear-Fighter!
by Jody LeHeup (Story), Sebastian Girner (Story), Nil Vendrell (Art), Mike Spicer (Art)

“After being betrayed by the bears that raised him, the legendary SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER wanders the forest he’s sworn to protect, fist-fighting bears, eating flapjacks and being the angriest man the world has ever known!

When wild-eyed, super-strong bears attack the citizens of Major City, Shirtless ventures into the human world to do what he does best…PUNCH THOSE BEARS IN THE FACE! But all is not as it seems. Someone is manipulating Shirtless…and only by confronting the demons of his past can Shirtless hope to save his future!

A heart-filled, hilarious, tall tale for the ages…you don’t want to miss SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER!

Review:

Shirtless Bear-Fighter! It’s one of the most brilliant stories in all its ridiculous glory.

One of my main worries about this book was that I was sceptical of the humour; could it carry through the entire book? The answer is yes, as I say before, brilliant.

All the callout to the archetypes of manly man protagonist was amazing.

I really, really hope we could get more of this Shirtless, it’s not an amazing story with a great sense of humour, but it’s really fine to look at. Shirtless is sooo fine

Gracias a:
Diamond Books Amazon / BookDepository

 

Book Review: The Heartbreak Cure (Amanda Ashby)

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How to get over a heartbreak:

Step one: Eat your body weight in brownies.
Step two: Throw yourself into your dreams of becoming a famous writer.
Step three: Beg your (hottie) ex-neighbor to act as your fake boyfriend.
Step four: Skip step three unless you’re ready for some serious fallout.

After being dumped and humiliated over the summer, Cat Turner does what any sane girl would do. She asks bad boy Alex Locke to be her fake boyfriend and show the world (and her editor at the school newspaper) that she’s fine. Problem is, the more time she spends with Alex, the more she risks getting her heart broken. For real this time.


Review: The Heartbreak Cure

This is the fluffiest book I’ve read in a while and only got three stars because my eARC had way too much editing to be done.

I didn’t knew this book had dual POV, which for me is always a win situation, however The Heartbreak Cure wasn’t very well done, it was confusing in so many parts, even if I enjoyed, it nagged me a lot.

I read this book in a couple of hours and want more, I was so sad when the last page arrived.

One of the things I love the most about The Heartbreak Cure is that even if it is say in the synopsis that Alex is a bad guy, we know just beginning the book that he is a decent and nice guy, who just happens to be wrongly judged for the people around him.

Cat is such a great voice to read, I mean even with the confusing changes of POVs, she was a delight and with her writing and kinda fan fiction, she reminds me a lot of Tina Belcher with her friend fiction.

There is some tweaks that need to be done in the editing department, which I know it’s gonna be done it in the final version, but overall The Heartbreak Cure was a read I needed. I mean is so fluffy that now I need to watch hard-core porn to balance #jk #butnotreally

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Book Review: The Creeps (Fran Krause)

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A follow-up to the New York Times best-selling Deep Dark Fears: a second volume of comics based on people’s quirky, spooky, hilarious, and terrifying fears.

Illustrator, animator, teacher, and comic artist Fran Krause has touched a collective nerve with his wildly popular web comic series–and subsequent New York Times best-selling book–Deep Dark Fears. Here he brings readers more of the creepy, funny, and idiosyncratic fears they love illustrated in comic form–such as the fear that your pets will tell other animals all your embarrassing secrets, or that someone uses your house while you’re not home–as well as two longer comic short-stories about ghosts.


Review: The Creeps

Being the anxious person that I am, I’ve got this cruel temptation of reading this book. And I wasn’t wrong, it was a very uncomfortable read, but I enjoyed every single page.

It’s not a triggering book, but as I said before, The Creep got the ability of making very, very uncomfortable while reading. A lot of the ridiculous fears shown in the book, I’ve got them, so yeah.

I didn’t read the first volume, but I want to. It was weirdly soothing to find that there is more people with minds as ridiculous as mine.

Buy it: Amazon // BookDepository

Book Review: Kids Like Us (Hilary Reyl)

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Martin is an American teen on the autism spectrum living in France with his mom and sister for the summer. He falls for a French girl who he thinks is a real-life incarnation of a character in his favorite book. Over time Martin comes to realize she is a real person and not a character in a novel while at the same time learning that love is not out of his reach just because he is autistic.

Review:

At the beginning I wasn’t very eager to read Kids Like Us and for my rating you may suspect that I was right to not to want to read it, but I want to clear some points about this book and why you should give it a chance.

First, I’m not very smart so title with great story like this one would pass a little boring for me.

The reason I decided to read Kids Like Us is because someone with autism said that this book had a great voice, that the characterization about how it is to live with autism is very accurate. And, even if I could see, sadly I couldn’t connect with Martin at all. I’m very literal, matter-of-kind- of persona, which is kinda ironic, I know, but It was really hard for me to believe that you could get such infatuation for someone because you think is the character of a book.

It’s not that I didn’t get the book, it just I didn’t connect. I could compare the way Martin see the world pairing with his book in the same way I did with words when I started learning English (which I know my skills are awful, I need to practice and learn a lot).

Buy it: Amazon / BookDepository / Wordery

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