Ziua Rosie: Reboot by Amy Tintera

Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).

Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.

The perfect soldier is done taking orders.

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Ziua Rosie: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

Will Grayson:

What if your oldest, wildest, only best friend started writing a musical about your life… and it made you look like a joke?

What if the girl you didn’t think you were interested in started being interested in you?

And who is this other guy called Will Grayson?

The other Will Grayson:

What if you are technically depressed? What if you’re in love with someone you’ve never met?

And what’s the story with the guy walking around with your name?

One by LeighAnn Kopans

When having two powers makes you a Super and having none makes you a Normal, having only one makes you a sad half-superpowered freak.

It makes you a One.

Sixteen-year-old Merrin Grey would love to be able to fly – too bad all she can do is hover.

If she could just land an internship at the Biotech Hub, she might finally figure out how to fix herself. She busts her butt in AP Chem and salivates over the Hub’s research on the manifestation of superpowers, all in hopes of boosting her chances.

Then she meets Elias VanDyne, another One, and all her carefully crafted plans fly out the window. Literally. When the two of them touch, their Ones combine to make them fly, and when they’re not soaring over the Nebraska cornfields, they’re busy falling for each other.

Merrin’s mad chemistry skills land her a spot on the Hub’s internship short list, but as she gets closer to the life she always wanted, she discovers that the Hub’s purpose is more sinister than it has always seemed. Now it’s up to her to decide if it’s more important to fly solo, or to save everything – and everyone – she loves.

Game. Set. Match. by Jennifer Iacopelli

Nestled along the North Carolina coast, the Outer Banks Tennis Academy is the world’s most elite training facility. In this pressure-cooker environment, futures are forged in blood and sweat, and dreams are shattered in an instant.

Penny Harrison, a rising female star, is determined to win the French Open and beat her archrival, Zina Lutrova. But when her coach imports British bad boy Alex Russell as her new training partner, will Penny be able to keep her laser-like focus?

Tennis is all Jasmine Randazzo has ever known. The daughter of two Grand Slam champions, she’s hell-bent on extending her family’s legacy and writing her own happily-ever-after…until her chosen Prince Charming gives her the just-friends speech right before the biggest junior tournament of the year, the Outer Banks Classic.

With a powerful serve and killer forehand, newcomer Indiana Gaffney is turning heads. She’s thrilled by all of the attention, especially from Jack Harrison, Penny’s agent and hot older brother, except he keeps backing off every time things start heating up.

With so much at stake, dreams—and hearts—are bound to break. Welcome to OBX: Where LOVE is a four-letter word, on and off the court.

Review – The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney

Title: The Boy Recession
Series:
Author: Flynn Meaney
Publisher: Poppy
Publication year: 2012
Pages: 246
Source: Received from the author in exchange of an honest review
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Synopsis:

In Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, the boys are ‘migrating’ to other cities with more possibilities for their students. So Whitefish Bay is left with very few boys and the girls officially pronounce this a ‘boy recession’, having no boyfriends and dates for the prom left. And because of this,  slacker drum player Hunter and his friends lately begin to be noticed by the girls.

Kelly doesn’t have drama in her plans, though. She wants to find a nice boy to like and be with and she set her shy eyes on… Hunter. Out of the blue, she discovers buried feelings and starts competing with bitchy Diva Price for Hunter’s heart. Somehow, she ends up with the new band mate and is diagnosed with mononucleosis.

In a whirl of drama, lies, music, school plays, old  friendships and new relationships, will Kelly and Hunter find the way to each other’s hearts? Or will they be separated by the pressure from school and friends?

My thoughts:

*I’d like to thank Flynn Meaney, from who I received this book in exchange of an honest review.*

This book was, as Kelly would say about Hunter, was ”nice and easy”. A light and fun book, it’s a refreshing weekend read with witty characters, who aren’t very profound and don’t provide too much depth but are very identifiable with a lot of teenage readers.

The book is told from two POV’s: Kelly’s and Hunter’s. The author managed to give each character its own unique voice, making it easy for them to be loved by the readers. What I didn’t really like though, was that The Boy Recession doesn’t really have much action. I know it’a contemporary, but nothing big really happened, just normal high school life. Maybe Flynn Meaney wanted to write a realistic book, but that’s why we read books, right? To escape our lives for a while and enter a world where a lot of things are possible.

As for the romance, again, Kelly and Hunter’s relationship is just like in real life: neither knows of the other one’s feelings until, well…. I’ll leave it to you to find out (that’s, of course, if you read the book) 🙂 But it evolved a bit too slow at times, and at other times it was obvious there was something going on between the two.

As I read the book, I found myself flipping through the pages, going from page 60 to page 100 in a very short period of time. The Boy Recession is an easy read, and it doesn’t have many ”complicated” words and metaphors, which is exactly what I’m usually looking for in a YA contemporary.

So, yes, I liked the book, even though I expected it to be somewhat more action-packed, but it was fine. What I did like, though, was that Meaney made the characters sound just like us, teens, so that was a big plus for me. Overall, I enjoyed The Boy Recession and if you’re looking for a light weekend read, then this is the book for you.

My rating: 3.50-Sterne

The Boy Recession quotes:

” The are about two hundred fifty kids total. so our principal likes to go around bragging about how much ‘individual attention’ we all get, like it’s a good thing. Individual attention is a terrible thing. If you skip one class, everyone knows about it. The teacher will track you down, or one of the guidance counselors will track you down and ask if you’re smoking pot. According to the geniuses running the place, the only reason you would skip class is if you’re smoking pot, though I actually find my classes more enjoyable when I’m high.”

” ” How would you describe this outfit?” Aviva whispers to me and Darcy.
Leaning across me, Darcy whispers back, ” Gas-station casual.” ”

” He smiles at me, too – this cute smirk that curls one side of his mouth up – and I’m pretty sure we’re not going anywhere as friends.”

Stacking the shelves (4) + Muzică

Ok, postarea asta, după cum știți, e ca să-mi flutur prin fața nasului vostru cărțile pe care mi le-a adus sfânta lămâiță luna asta (habar n-am ce-i aia, tre’ s-o caut în dicționarul urban, dar am văzut-o pe blogul lui Vero, mi-a plăcut cum sună și am scris și eu chestia asta pt. că:

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închid paranteza). :))

Așa, revenind la oile noastre (Gigiiiii Becaliiiii), am primit cartea Oppression de Jessica Therrien direct de la autoare în schimbul unei recenzii. Nu mă așteptam deloc, it made my day! Doamne, Jessica e o persoană jmenoasă rău! Thank You, Jessica!

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Am primit cartea legată cu un fir cu frunze de măslin (știți voi, mitologia greacă, alea alea) și împreună cu ea, un semn de carte semnat și un bilețel foarte drăguț ^_^

Mda, și acum muzicuța 🙂 Vă las cu P.O.H.U.I, care e de fapt cam tot una cu pohui. Dați o căutare pe Google și veți înțelege ce zic 🙂