miércoles, 29 de julio de 2015

Hola! Welcome to my blog. Every Wednesday I bring you a feature called "Words To Live By" where I share a quote that I am "feeling" at the moment. This week's Words to Live By are SO looooooovely!  

viernes, 24 de julio de 2015

Today I want to talk about something that bothers me quite a lot when it comes to books or fanfiction. Stories, in general, then. So you're reading, right? 

miércoles, 22 de julio de 2015

Hello! Today is Wednesday, and you guys know what that means (or I hope so, anyway. Lol): This week's Words to Live By are here!  I wanted to browse the Internet to decide on a quote but things worked out in a different way. Today, I started reading Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay and I found myself highlighting quite a few sentences, but there is one I particularly want to share with you in this feature: 

miércoles, 15 de julio de 2015

Hiiiiiii, ohmygod. It's been ages since the last time I was here, or at least that's how it feels like. I have been working and I don't really have time to work on a post but here I am, finding the time to share with you all this week's quote because first, I love sharing quotes and second, I love reading your musings. But I'm going to stop now, because I am LOVING this week's Words to Live By and I just can't wait for you to read them. 

miércoles, 8 de julio de 2015

I'm in the middle of reading The Wrath and The Dawn and I just had to stop myself because duh! Today is Wednesday and that means I grace you all with my quote of the week, which by the way is so incredibly inspiring and beautiful....

viernes, 3 de julio de 2015

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: Shiver
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Published: August 1st, 2009 by Scholastic Press.

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

My Musings

Oh man. It's so dificult for me to review this book. I wanted to love it so much. Because Maggie Stiefvater wrote The Raven Boys and that saga is one of my favorites now! So I had high expectations. And I have to admit they weren't really met. Let me tell you why. 

It took me six days to read it! The outrage, no but honestly if a book is really good it takes me two days or maybe three to read it. But the thing with this book is, I didn't feel like there was a lot going on. There is not much of a plot, at least in this book, I don't know if it gets better or what but most of the book is about Sam and Grace living together. (How can a 17 year old girl live with her boyfriend if she lives with her parents, you ask? We'll get back to that.) 

This gave me such Twilight feels sometimes, it seems as if Grace doesn't have a survival instict, she was being attacked by freaking wolves but she did nothing but stare at "her wolf". Same as Bella Swan with the vampires. And they are both sickly obsessed with either werewolves or vampires? Grace's obsession was odd, I'm not gonna lie. 

The romance between Sam and Grace was cute if you overlooked the 'songs' he wrote for her. Such poor lyrics, but other than that his personality was likeable, for example whenever he called her angel I sighed a little bit, even though that term of endearment made him seem older. And, he gave me Edward Cullen feels. He is an eighteen year old boy, but he was always trying to be 'careful' with her in terms of how physical they became? That just doesn't seem believable, you know? I did enjoy the mix of Grace and Sam's personalities because she was always so practical and rather closed off while he was very good at reading people and not afraid to show his emotions, I think they made a nice couple.

But what really bothered me was the relationship between Grace and her parents. They are now part of the Top Ten of Shittiest Parents in YA. Could they have cared any less about their daughter? You can tell they just weren't ready to have a child. It is hard for me to understand this because my parents are the opposite of hers and maybe absent parents were necessary in order to make the relationship between Grace and Sam work? 

Oh! I loved the character of Isabel. She came off as mean but you could tell she really cared about her brother, she is also determined and she ended up caring for Sam and Grace. I felt like I could relate to her a bit, because I tend to come off as apathetic but I do care, I just don't like to show it. 

You HAVE to tell me what you think of this book if you have read it! If not, I hope you read it so that you can form your own opinion on it. These are mine, and I can't wait to see if you guys agree or disagree with me. I gave it 3 stars in Goodreads. Until next time! 

miércoles, 1 de julio de 2015

Oh amigos.  Welcome to this week's Words To Live By. While I was looking for quotes to share here, I stumbled upon this one, a favorite of mine I must admit. Here it is: