Category Archives: Novels

Holding Up the Universe

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holdinguptheuniverse.jpgLibby was crowned America’s Fattest Teen. She even had to be ‘cut out’ of her own home. But what people don’t know is the reason for her obsession with food. That was roughly two years ago, now she is ready to come back, start high school and a major do over.

Jack is the man. Well, at least that’s what he wants everyone to think. Jack can’t remember faces. He can remember a person, just not how they look like. Imagine a room full of strangers, but those strangers being your loved ones, people you’ve known your entire life, but having to memorize their faces again, and again, every time they turn away.

When Libby and Jack cross paths in an altercation, they realize that in order to feel less alone, you have to have to be willing to share your secrets.

My Overall Rating:
I give this book a 9 ‘* / 10’*
This book was/is amazing. I enjoyed how their characters and personalities changed and grew throughout the plot.

My Opinion:
There are a few things that I would change. Like maybe let her figure out who sent those letters or let her fulfill her dream. But I maybe the story would then not feel so damn amazing to read. I read this book in under 8 hours. And I started in the checkout line of the Hugendubel (german bookstore chain) that I bought it in. I have fallen in love with Jennifer Niven ever since I read All the Bright Places. I just love how she writes. This book makes me hyper at 2am in the morning, a time that I’m usually dead tired at. Every time I read one of her books, she changes the way I look at the world and more specifically that people inhabiting it. This book is a must read, if you like The Fault in Our Stars and All the Bright Places, or are simply a breathing, living human being that craves a love story.

Information about the Book:
Name: Holding Up the Universe
Author: Jennifer Niven

A/N
I know, I haven’t blogged in a while. But I just wasn’t feeling it. But now I’m back and I have so many books to talk about.

Have a fantastic Week,
Ali

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All the Bright Places

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‘If you’re looking for the next The Fault in Our Stars, this is it’
– Guardian

Violet is devasted after her sister’s death. Then she meets Finch.
Violet learns to live from a boy who wants to die.

Opinion:
That is literally all you need to know, only that it’s even better than The Fault in Our Stars. If you don’t want to read a book about suicide and death, then you shouldn’t read this book.
But even with being about suicide and etc. it still has recently become one of my favorite screenshot_2016-07-09-08-26-10-1.pngbooks ever. It has also made me cry enough tears to water an entire field of crops in the texas summer heat. I admire the characters for what they managed to deal with. If I been in Violets (one of the main characters) position I would have handled it much worse. This book is practically perfect in every way (just like Mary Poppins), but also incredibly sad.

OVERALL RATING:
I am giving this book an 10’*/10’* unbelievable I know. 😉
This book is AMAZING from the first page to the acknowledgments. You really need to at least have tried it. I was very emotional afterwards and I strongly recommend to read this book in a comfortable environment.
ALSO, THIS HAS SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM. SO DON’T READ THIS IS YOU COULD BE TRIGGERED. IT ALSO HAS PHONE NUMBERS IN THE BACK IF YOU DO NEED ANY HELP OR ARE AFRAID FOR AS FRIENDS OR FAMILY MEMBER.

Information about the Book:
Name: All The Bright Places
Author: Jennifer Niven
#1 Bestseller in Amazon’s Social Issues for Teens

A/N
I hope you are doing great and are having a good time.
Much love,
Ali

Bad Decisions Playlist

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513l8llfI-L._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_This is a story about a group of very screwed up people who have all made mistakes, but they learn to figure out their problems and their issues, through their love for music.

My Opinion:
That sentence basically describes everything you need to know about this book. It’s about messing up and having to deal with the consequences. Trusting someone and having that trust broken. But this is also a story about love. The kind of love that consumes you and makes you forget everything else. The kind of love we all want, the kind of love that we ache for in our hearts.
I really liked the middle and the end, even though I don’t agree with how it ended but I understand that somethings are not meant to last.
The first few pages, maybe chapters I don’t know anymore, I probaöyx skipped because in the beginning there is so much explaining to do and even though the beginning was probably crucial but I then figured out the parts that I needed and it was okay. But I tried getting through the first few chapters, but I found it nearly impossible.

OVERALL RATING:
I give this book an 7’* / 10’*
Mainly because the beginning, but also because there were a lot of things I would change. But all in all, the story is written pretty good.

Information about the Book:
Name: Bad Decisions Playlist
Author: Michael Rubens
I DON’T KNOW IF ITS PUBLISHED IN EVERY COUNTRY YET.
-Publication Date: 2nd of August 2016-

A/N
Do you think something or someone like god exists?
I wish you nothing but love and success,
Ali

To All The Boys I’ve loved Before

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516WcmsApcL._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_Lara Jean is a good girl. she gets good grades, doesn’t go to parties, doesn’t get drunk, but writes love letters as a form of saying goodbye to her past lovers. the twist… she never sends them, she keeps them in a shoe box her past away mother gave her as a present. But when some anonymous sends out the letters to the guys she addressed them too, her life gets turned upside down, faster than she can blink and slowly but surly she begins to realise that maybe she should stop over thinking for just one sec.

(strong) My Opinion: (/strong)
I really liked this book. but Lara Jean kept on getting into situation that i can’t relate too… but i constantly felt like she was undeveloped for her age. I mean she’s seventeen, she hasn’t been drunk yet. NOT ONCE!!!! And then she’s never had a boyfriend, not even a one week middle school relationship… It just kinda started to make me think of who I would be at the age of seventeen… But I also can’t really imagine myself in her place, since I haven’t lost my mother and she has. I don’t know, it’s just that this character was too good, like her was to inside-the-box for me. I loved her, but I could never be her or really relate to her. That’s just who I am. What I did not like about this book was the ending… I mean come on you could at least written the rest if the letter, but then again it wouldn’t be such a cliffhanger and you wouldn’t throw the book across the room like me, because you’re so frustrated that you didn’t buy the second book. But then again, I can be very temperamental. I really recommend to only buy this book with the second one, because otherwise you’ll only lose important and scare time that you can’t bear to lose. Anyway….

Overall Rating:
I give this book a 8 / 10 ‘* because yes I liked it very much I just love/hated Peter and Jake-whats-his-face…
This was a very important book for me to read, since one of my best friends wouldn’t shut up about it and because a. i really liked the title and b. the cover is just… WOW.

A/N
Ok so… I’m typing this from said friends’ computer. I really love her to death. Moving on.. I’ll try to read the next book ( PS. I still Love You) asap. I promise.
Oh and by the way…
I’ve decided what the week days re gonna be called…

Monday: Mainstream Monday
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday : Basically it will be a top ten count of my favorite movies or music or even books of that week, it really depends on what week i have. but its will be a top ten list.
Wednesday: Wordless Wednesday: I don’t really know what IM gonna do here, but it will be surprise
Thursday: Dont Know Yet
Friday: Dont Know Yet
Saturday: Dont Know Yet
Sunday: Soundtrack Sunday

I’m sooo sorry for the delay. I was gone on a two-week ski trip and we had no wi-fi.
Love, Ali

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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The_Perks_of_Being_a_Wallflower_PosterCharlie has just started High School and has come to the realization that Middle and High School are very different. Charlie is a nobody, until Sam and Patrick come along. They make him think outside the box, come out of his shell and just live. They teach him that all you need is that one song, to feel infinite and that one car ride to realise that standing by the side lines gives you a unique perspective, but standing in the middle of the dance floor is sometimes even better.

My Opinion:
I first watched the movie, then I read the book. And honestly, I don’t regret it. I fell in love with the movie and the book is even better than the movie. The Perks if Being a Wallflower is the only movie, so far, that has been able to make me cry. Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) both star in it and I just… I don’t know… Every time I re-watch the movie I just start crying. The book on the other hand-made me question everything that I have finally reconstructed about my life. I love how a lot of music and many well-known books are mentioned in the book itself and me being me, listened to all the music and am planning on reading all the books too. I just feel like that if I do this, I will be able to understand the book and the characters / story better. I really suggest doing so too, if you decide to read this book.

Overall Rating:
This is one of the few books, whom I give 🔟 / 🔟 ‘🌟
This book totally deserves these stars. There’s just nothing that I would have changed. Yes, it was a crappy move of him to be in a relationship, even though he didn’t have any feelings for her. And yes, it was a horrible thing of his aunt to do to him. But things like these happen. It all works in this book, because the writer just makes it so easy for you to put yourself into the position of the main character. This book is on of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITES!!! And that’s never gonna change.

Info’s about the Book: 📖 
The Perks of Being A Wallflower
Written by: Stephen Chbosky
Also a Screenplay: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

A/N
Soo, I have successfully managed to break both of my computers. Yes, I have two computers, but on the contrary one is like a million years old…
I feel like I should do weekdays like Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, and those kind of things. Tasty Tuesday being recipes and cook books…
Anyway, I’m terribly sorry for the delay and I hope that you guys are ready for Valentine’s Day.  Gosh this year is going by so fast…
Lots of Love, 🌸🌹🍃
Ali

Thirteen Reasons Why

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Hannah is dead. Suicide. But when Clay finds a shoebox without a name on it, addressed to himself, the reasons of Hannah’s suicide are revealed. They are not pretty, Clay being one of them.

tumblr_m0bhp9jTO21roj5fuo1_500 My Opinion:
I really like this book, because it’s written from two perspectives, one being the victims and the other being a slightly innocent bystander. You can relate to Hannah and why she killed herself, but there is also this fascination about solving the mystery of why Clay is even on the tapes. You desperately want to keep reading and there are as good as no boring parts, the details though might get into the way at one part, depending on the reader. The story and the plotline are moving at an interesting pace that is not too fast or too slow. And if you don’t understand what Hannah means, she will explain the details later, as she also sais. It’s interesting to see how messed up someone’s life can be even at such a young age and you start to see that maybe your life isn’t that bad after all. What I didn’t like is that it involves topics like rape and blackmail and other things that don’t belong into a teenager’s life. But I would also be naive to think that they could and should be kept out a book about suicide. If this would happen then there would be no book and no plotline to read, and we would have this conversation. I fully understand that life isn’t perfect but I think every person deserves a happily ever after.

OVERALL RATING:
I give this book a 8.5/10* because it’s a great plotline and exciting. It’s just not the stuff I usually interested in.

Information About the Book:
Thirteen Reasons Why
by: Jay Asher
German Title: Tote Mädchen Lügen Nicht

A/N
I hope your long weekend was good and if you didn’t have one. My condolences. Anyway, I hope you’re all happy and relaxed and still on task with your new year’s resolutions. I didn’t make a list, I just made a board on Pinterst and called it “MY BUCKETLIST FOR 2016″… You can go check it out, it’s under the name @Ali_Greenwald
Btw, that’s also my public instagram profile..
lots of love,
Ali

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

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51glspx9S3L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Lily has left a red notebook full of dares at her favorite bookstore, now all she is waiting  for, is that her prince charming will find the notebook and accept the dares along the way to come find her. Dash is the first person to find the notebook, could he be her prince charming? And when they finally do meet, will Lily and Dash connect or do they turn out to be two totally different people than the ones that fill the pages of the red notebook?

My Opinion:
I really liked this book. It has the right amount of witty comebacks and cute family moments to crack you up and wish you had a family like that, but it also makes you think what would happen if your life was not perfect. Like what your life would look like, if you had a lot less than you have now?

OVERALL RATING:
I give this book 8’* from 10’* Not because I didn’t like it, but because it wasn’t such a story where you HAVE to keep reading. It wasn’t a binding story, you could put away the book for a while and start reading it again a few months later.

Info’s About the Book:
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares
Written by: Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
This is a collaboration Book of two semi-famous writers.
David Levithan – Every Day
Rachel Cohn – Haven’t read any of her books yet…

Have fun reading!!!!!
Lots of Love,
Ali

My Life with the Walter Boys

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13580846When Jackie’s entire Family dies in car crash and her mother’s dieing wish is that she lives with the Walter’s. The mischief and happy memories only start to form.

My Opinion: This may be one of my favorite books, I have read in teen romance and thats saying alot, since I’ve kinda been obsessed with it lately.  I have no clue why.
I think its sooo cute that there are sooo many boys and only Mrs. Walter and Jackie as Women in the house. The pranks and sarcastic show downs are probable my favorite part of the book.
The fact that all the boys look like freaking SUPER MODELS, kinda helps too.😂😂

Overall Rating: I give this book a 9`♡ | 10`♡
It was almost the perfect book but the ending kinda made me mad. How could she NOT PICK!!! (Sorry for the tieny tiny Spoiler!!!)

Info’s about the book:
My Life with the Walter Boy’s; All twelve of them
Written by: Fallzswimmer
I’m pretty sure it’s in stores, but since I read it in Wattpad. I can’t be sure.;)

🌷Enjoy reading,😂
Ali

Bad Boy’s Games

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9556691-368-k911418Elliot and Archer have been enemies for quite some time. But when they start playing a game, they grow closer than they ever thought possible.

My Opinion:
This is your typical boy meets girl. They play a game, they fall in love story. But what I really liked most about this story, is that yes, the storyline is a cliché, BUT it’s still original and super cute. A total MUST READ for hopelessly romantic people, just like me.

Overall Rating:
I give this Book 9`♡| 10`♡
Why?
Because I didn’t really like the way it ended. But everything else about the book rocked.

Info’s about the book:
Bad Boy’s Game
Writin by: beautifultragedies
》As far as I know, only on Wattpad. Sorry!《

A\N I’m kinda obsessed with Wattpad right know, which is why I am reading all these books that are on Wattpad.
You have to download the app. It’s a-mazing!!!! ( It’s for free… And I’m not trying to market the app. It’s great, trust me.)

Enjoy reading;
Lots of love and kisses,
Ali

The Mischievous Mrs. Maxfield

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4752992-368-k686943Picture yourself being forced into a marriage you have dreamed of all your life, only to discover that the person you thought you knew oh so well, turns out to be the exact opposite. That’s what happened to Charlotte. Only that the guy she was supposed to marry, was the son of her Godfather, the only real father she has had for years, whom she could not under any circumstances disappoint. This could be the biggest mistake of her life yet or the best thing that has ever happened to her.

My Opinion:
This book starts off a bit rough, but if you keep reading you will discover that the characters are amazing and the story is just like you want your life to be. When I read this book on Wattpad, I laugh under tears and some of the things the characters do. In the End though, it all turns out the way you want it to, not only in the book but also in real life.

OVER ALL RATING:
I give this book a 10`☆ | 10`☆
I absolutely adored this book.
》Props to the Author for writing such an amazing love story!!!《

Info’s about the book:
The Mischievous Mrs. Maxfield
Written by: Ninya Tippett
As far I know, only available on Wattpad!!

A/N:
Hi Guys, sorry it took me so long. But since it’s the end of summer vacation, I will be able to review more books now that school has started and I am able to get to the school library.

Happy Reading!!!
Lots of love,
Ali