This has been one helluva emotional roller coaster for me. Another one after I’ve read Slammed by Colleen Hoover last year. I was happy, hopeful, sad and broken as I read along from start to finish. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven have so many negativity in it and each negativity comes to an equivalent positivity. This book is about hope and despair, it’s about living and dying all mixed up into this simple yet beautifully crafted story. I never thought I get hooked… or get emotionally damaged at the same time.
It is a story about a girl named Violet who was saved by a teenage nobody called Finch who was compelled by death or the different ways to take his own life.
I really want to give you a summary of the story, just like I’m always doing with my previous review, I want to describe how Violet and Finch met, how they end up together, how they became best of friends, how they fell in love, about their marvelous field trip or “wanderings” but I really feel that I won’t give justice to this book. You must read it to experience it all.
I like the characters so much, they felt real to me, not just a fictional character. Their feelings, each actions to events… they are real. I can relate to them in all different kinds of way. I understand why Violet slowly fell in love with Finch, his character is so beautiful. He is very smart and witty, they both are, and their chemistry is a blast! He always say the right thing to say, he always know what to do ( when he is with Violet…) He is super funny and perfect gentleman.
I think I’ve got a map in my car that wants to be used, and I think there are places we can go that need to be seen. Maybe no one else will ever visit them and appreciate them or take the time to think they’re important, but maybe even the smallest places mean something. And if not, may they can mean something to us. -Finch, All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.
Aside from the story, I was really captivated how this book contains the most inspiring quotes I ever read. It was truly a life changing experience for me.
Your hope lies in accepting your life as it now lies before you, forever change. If you can do that, that peace you seek will follow. – Violet, All the Bright Place by Jennifer Niven.
It shatters me into tiny pieces, and for a moment or two an hour or two, I felt what Violet felt in the end.
Jennifer Niven started compiling her written works since she was 10 years old but at the year 2000 she decided to take writing as a professional career and never looked back. She is now working on her tenth book and her 9th book will be released on October 4, 2016.
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Rogan is a robot. More specifically, heisan Asist – a personalized humanoid servant that provides protection, assistance, and companionship for a lonely young woman living on her own in the city. Chloe is trying to get her big break, singing at bars and clubs all over the city at night while she pays the bills as a substitute teacher during the day. Ever since she activated him many months ago, Rogan has been her beautiful, dependable, obedient, dead-eyed security blanket.
One morning she is shocked when he disobeys a direct command in an attempt to please her and his dull artificial eyes flash a hint of something new. Is this the result of the adaptive Asist servility programming or is Rogan actually thinking? Can a robot think? Can a robot feel?
As Chloe struggles with these thoughts she is blind sided by the singular Niven Adams, a handsome, confident man with the voice of an angel who is everything she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend. He’s the perfect guy for her, except for one problem. Niven doesn’t approve of Asists and takes an immediate dislike to Rogan. As Niven charms his way deeper and deeper into Chloe’s heart, Rogan tries to convince her that he is more than a mass-produced disposable servant.
With Rogan doing everything in his power to prove that his thoughts and feelings are real and Niven trying to persuade her to abandon her robot and have a normal human relationship, Chloe is trapped between the two things that mean the most to her. Does she embrace her relationship with the blond newcomer, or face that her Asist’s feelings may be more than features of his programming?
What really makes a person a person?
Is it a ticking muscle inside their chest, or is it something more?
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I’ve was thinking of The Lunar Chronicles when I read the synopsis of this book. Well, humanoid and android. I think what piques my interest here is how a human can be confused whether to love or not to love an android. I’m also intrigued by the fact that there is actually a love triangle inside this book.
I am taking that Rogan is the one featured in the cover… huh! A robot with a lip piercing.
I’m very excited to announce MyBookCushion’s first Cover Reveal! Cover Reveal: Butterfly Bones by Rebecca Carpenter. It’s been years since I hosted any tours, blitz and cover reveals and now moving from a blogger blog into a more professional ( hopefully), if not serious blogging environment I’m super happy to be doing this all over again.
Cover Reveal: Butterfly Bones by Rebecca Carpenter
Bethany should be dead, just like the doctors predicted.
But along came the butterflies, altering the order of nature.
And now nature is hell bent on revenge
. Because when fate’s path is disrupted,
it’s only a matter of time before balance must be restored.
Rebecca Carpenter is a native of western Colorado. She is married with two grown children and has been blessed with four amazing grandchildren. She owns and directs a large childcare center where she shares her love for books. In her spare time, she freelances as a copy editor, helping others attain their writing dreams. She finds solace and clarity while spending time with her husband exploring the beautiful mountains of Colorado.
Interesting, isn’t it? It kept me wondering about why it is called the butterfly bone? I wondered what’s up with the butterfly? What catches my attention to host this cover reveal? I found the book description very interesting. Talk about being dead only to find out you’re alive… again! Jon Snow wouldn’t be happy about it. ( Sorry. Not sorry, GOT fanatic here. ) Hopefully, no zombies here.
And as for the cover, hmm… I honestly didn’t like it that much but you know what they always say… “Never judge a book by its cover!” I am definitely adding this to my TBR list!
How about you did you like it? What cover reveal are you hosting today? =)
I was too busy at work so I just finished reading it last Saturday and today with the review. I’m always thankful that I still find time to do the things I love amidst all the chaos at work. Anyway, moving forward I finally manage to take time and do this right now. I was intrigued by this book’s title and description that’s why I picked it up on Netgalley last, last week. So, here it goes… My book review of The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs.
April knows she’s different ever since she was a child. Her friend told her that she have this “live wired” mind. She can remember all of the things that happened to her in details like when her childhood best friend Licoln Evans left her a jar of pennies to say goodbye.
Licoln Evans tries so hard in his class and tries hard not to be distracted by his mysterious classmate Laura Echols, his long time crush.
Laura Echols has a secret only Licoln didn’t know. It shatters her to pieces, breaking her heart and soul.
Pheobe is becoming to obsess with the online forum and “The Plan” it is eating her alive.
This about 8 uniquely different young souls whose faith are interwoven by decisions and consequences of heartaches and shame.
I did not expect what I found in this book. I thought it was a tangled up teenage love story, but how wrong I was. I was absolutely absorbed by the story and always wanted to learn more about each character when I finish a chapter. I actually read this in one night!
The Light Fantastic is an amazing read! Hands down to Author Sarah Combs. I love how this book was full of mystery, it was keeping me guessing who’s who?! Each character is unique and has a distinct voice. Not to mention #Gavin. His character made me smile a lot. Though I have trouble visualizing him. I’m not sure if I would visualize him as a cool gay or a hunk cause of his athletic description. I really enjoyed reading his part and really loved his character. Also loved Idaho and April and her very interesting capabilities.
Having to learn issues these teenagers handles most of their lives, how they struggle. I think this book has a very powerful message. The story will require you not to judge their decisions but instead, you need to understand why they decided to do it.
“I wish I could truly hear the way normal people do.
Surely it has nothing to do with the fact I wonder what
his heart would sound like beating in his if I lay
my head on it. I can’t work it out and I don’t like it.”
― Undeniable, Cherrie M. Hudson
Undeniable by Cherie M. Hudson is a lite new adult contemporary romance. It is heart warming, mixed with funny scenes and horny bits.
Premature birth and an ear infection caused Chase to have a hearing deficiency. She is deaf in one ear and partially deaf on the other. She grew up with an overly protected by her father, bullied by other kids, but these never stopped Chase from being independent, a fighter that she is. Although, these events made her snarky, sarcastic and have an issue about people who wants to protect her just because of her defect.
She was determined to forget a solid heartache caused by her college professor, who made her believe that she is a normal and special girl, only to find out that she was used as a bed warmer, just one of his conquers. Now she is waiting for the Australian Hunk named Caden, her brother-in-law’s cousin to arrive at the airport. A guy who overly in love with her and Chase can’t deny their connection.
Caden is head over heels with Chase. The moment he saw her, he knew that he has to make that girl his. Desperate to show his honest intention, even with Chase always shaking him off and absolutely making a clear “YOU-ARE-NOT-MY-TYPE” impression. Caden is now out to get Chase and make her realize that she is also in love with him.
I was at first interested in the story, Chase is a very interesting character. She truly is strong, she expresses herself artistically through her body, I visualized her as a punk chick ready to kick ass anytime. But for a deaf who seems to be anti-social, and according to her she hates to be around people aside from her really close friends, she talks a lot in her head. At first, I find her amusing, admire her on how she see things as if she had loads to say about everything, that is not in any way would help the story, I found myself a bit annoyed by it.
She most of the time hates her defect and seems to blames it for all the negativities in her life, her personality evolves around those situations. Perhaps it’s the reason why she falls for the wrong person. I can’t seem to understand why she hates people who (perhaps…) genuinely expressing compassion towards her. Maybe she doesn’t like it or is fed up with it, but I think she can consider thinking that these people don’t usually interact with a person with a defect and would normally act carefully around them. But hell yeah, she can bitch out with the insensitive ones!
Caden, on the other hand, is nothing but a lovesick dog. Although I admire him being the gentleman that he is and his attachment to animals. He is sensitive enough to always put Chase feelings in everything he does and I give him an A+ plus for not going down easily when Chase wanted to go to the motel and get working.
Undeniable is an O.K. read for me. The author had created the world where we could look inside a person with a hearing deficiency. Made me realize that we should be careful on how we act around them. Sure, we tend to careful but being careful sometimes made them even feel worst. Cherie M. Hudson gives you the feel not just read, of what the character is going through, I specifically enjoy reading what’s on Caden’s head. Undeniable is your light comedy romance for you.
May 26, 2016 | Momentum
New Adult, Contemporary, Romance Netgalley, Received a free copy My Rating: 3 Stars Plot: Fast Paced Page Turner:a bit Continued?:No. This is a standalone in the Always Series Recommended: Yes, You should give this book a chance!