Love. Art. Thieves.

Hey guys I’m sorry for my lack of posts, I just needed some time to recharge and now I will definitely try to get back on track… again!

Lately I fell in love with the Heist Society series by Ally Carter. I’m not gonna write about each book separately but I will give a review for them as a whole.

Overall rating: 4/5.

You know how you always judge books by their covers? Well this is exactly why I didn’t wanna read this series but they still kinda made me curious. I mean… look at this cover:

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You just can’t be attracted to a book that looks like this. And this is just the cover for the first book, I don’t think anyone needs any more details.

So because I can give second chances and a benefit of a doubt, I started reading the first one and could not stop. I love the characters and I love how mature they are. I forget they’re like 15-16 years old! Like how can a 15 year old rob a super safe and secured museum making up a really good plan in a super short time? Most of the 15 year olds play Fortnite so that was not very realistic.

I’m trying to keep this as much spoiler-free as I can but there’s also like a huge drama happening (of course) that might endanger Kat’s dad’s life (Kat is the main character). Of course she solves everything in the end with her squad and there’s a love story starting to sparkle between her and W. W. Hale, the rich and cool one.

In the second book Kat has been conned which was really dangerous because it involves the Cleopatra emerald, she basically steals it for the wrong people and she has to get it back from them but they know any tactic they could approach so it was pretty stressful for everyone (even myself). Long story short, there’s drama between Kat and Hale and a lot of suspense and them being smarter than everybody and we don’t know what Hale’s W. W. stand for!! I love how Kat is always trying to guess them.

Anyways, moving forward, Perfect Scoundrels (book 3) was SO GOOD!!!!This time it has to do with Hale’s family and there’s drama between Hale and Kat again because of course she wants to keep him out of it?! I didn’t like that part. It’s his family and he has all the right to know what’s going on, dear. Now they also have to rob the Henley (the museum from the first book which is even more secured) and a huge bank! I like that they make it a little bit more realistic involving the Interpol and all the travelling and talking about art just adds the perfect details. It involved a lot more complications and the most suspense so far. It has plot twists and a much more developed love story and now there’s family involved too! I think it had all the things I wanted like emotions, plot twists, love story, action and cool characters.

I can’t wait for the 4th book to come out!!

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Legend and a Game.

You might have heard of this one and if you didn’t then I don’t know where you’ve been. Caraval, Stephanie Garber.

Rating: 4/5.

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It was pretty hard to believe that this one’s her debut novel… like… wait WHAAAAT?! You know talent, hard work and lots of creativity when you see it. That’s what made Caraval. Just like The Night Circus the game happens only at night but what happens during the day, you just have to brace yourself.

I was pretty obsessed with it and any minute I had free I had to come to this book. You just can’t be ready for all the twists and turns and it has stuff that you just can’t figure out no matter what. Stephanie knows how to play. Get ready to meet charming characters, well developed that will stick with you for some time.

This is the only book I really wished for to have a happy ending. I couldn’t take any other ending for how rich it is and entertaining, mysterious and catchy.
The idea was unique and awesome. The thing that didn’t let me give it a 5/5 was the clues of the game. They seemed pretty random and I just couldn’t figure out what sense they have, they just seemed illogical. And I don’t think they only seemed illogical. They actually were. “Surprisingly”, she figured them out somehow and I was like …uhm… alright then… as long as it worked.

I’m super curious about what Tella owes Legend. I can’t even think of something because everything that happened was magical and insane. I’m so pumped for the series!

I really recommend it.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27883214-caraval?ac=1&from_search=true

October’s favorite

October’s winner is totally Colleen Hoover’s Slammed. It was everything I wanted in a romance book. The characters are awesome and he reminded me of Jim Halpert from The Office lol.

The story line was catchy and as usual Colleen added original ideas to it and she always knows how to build the conversations and make the reader get attached to the characters no matter how important they are. I literally had a major hangover over it especially after her mom died and I actually felt so sad like I knew her (I know it sounds crazy but when I read, I’m all heart and soul especially if the book is good).

If you’re into this kind of books please start reading it and check out some more of her books like It Ends With Us, Confess or November 9. Let me know what you think of any of them.

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We have always lived in the castle, and that’s it.

Before starting a book of course I check out the ratings and I skim through the reviews and I’ve seen many of them that said this book is creepy and disturbing and any synonym you can think of.

Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived In The Castle isn’t any of those. Don’t expect to be freaked out or something like that. You’ll just see a girl that lives with her sister and disabled uncle because the rest of the family died poisoned.

All the action revolves around this girl and her every day life. All of them are isolated in their big mansion and their society hates them and make fun of them, you probably get the idea.

There’s only one thing happening that “stands out” but it isn’t significant. It just takes place and then it fades away.

I wished they had supernatural powers or something like that.

Rating: 2/5.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/89724.We_Have_Always_Lived_in_the_Castle?ac=1&from_search=true

“I’m Louise as in geez Louise, you’re the best!”

You know, the Bob’s Burgers comics by Chad Brewster could’ve been really awesome if he knew how to play with the characters in a way that’s similar to the TV show.

But they’re not.

In my opinion Bob’s Burgers is the best show out there and I just thought of searching for the comics and I started reading them because I thought that maybe they’re inspired from the episodes and I could have some extra fun. Actually, in the comics you will find some short stories for every person of the family. And they’re not that good.

In every comic book there’s the same title for every story and the only thing that’s changing is the plot. I’ve only read the first 2 issues and then I abandoned the series cause it isn’t catchy at all and I really wasn’t curious if something better would come up.

Rating: 1,5/5. I’m sorry, I really wish it was better.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23126293-bob-s-burgers-1

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23286761-bob-s-burgers-2

“How I wish you were fear”

Possibly one of the best thrillers, Stephen King’s The Shining!

Rating: 5/5 (I don’t even know if it’s necessary to mention this).

Although King hates the movie version of Kubrick, the movie is really appreciated by a lot of people but anyways, we’re not here to talk about the movie (but you should watch it if you haven’t until now).

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King is funny and laid back and you can feel that through his writing. There’s a relaxed way of relating stories that immediately induces the reader in the same state. That’s pretty much how I was like when I started reading the book (too bad I read it after I’ve seen the movie a few times).

He creates suspsense without the need of some ghosts and different creepy creatures. He just has a Grudge (evil presence tied to a location) and the enemy of it is the kid that has “the shining” and apparently he is not the only one.

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The thing that makes Jack such an evil man is not the hotel’s Grudge. He’s been a bad person even before that if you will pay attention to why he’s been fired from his job and the time when he wanted to hit Wendy and Danny but had to drive around so he can calm down. After the hotel experience and being controlled by that presence, nothing is the same anymore. And if you thought that it ends there at the hotel, there’s also a sequel that I’m gonna write about.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11588.The_Shining?ac=1&from_search=true