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Review “The Darling Boys”, by Kyra Weiss

· “Maybe they were right about me not living my life to the fullest. The Darling boys were kings at that, they were kings of everything.”·

TheDarlingBoys_SwoonReads_s2B604h“The Darlings have lived next door my whole life. They kept a low profile, never leaving the house. None of them except their three boys, the boys that would soon ruin my entire life.”
Sienna Hall never questioned her rude neighbors next door. They had always just been in the background. That was until Sienna saw a stranger walk into the house as if it were his own. And she does the stupidest thing possible. 
She follows him. 
She couldn’t have ever imagined what she would find behind the closed doors. Or who and what the Darling Boys really are.

 

My Review

My rating: 4*

If you’ve been following my blog last friday, you already know that a good review is on the way for this one 😉 I read this book during last week’s readathon and I couldn’t have made a better choice! Before I jump to spill my thoughts on this one, I’d like to remind you all, this is available for free on Swoonreads.

The moment you open the book, you find a Peter Pan quote and you know you are in for an awfully big adventure ♥ And indeed, far from a retelling, this is quite something else. It has a lot of new twists that detour the story line from Peter and point it towards the closest to “the lost boys” in the story. Boys who are growing, but refuse to continue to do so; boys who throw killer parties, have a mysterious past and good hearts… but refuse to grow up!

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But then, Sienna follows a stranger into their house and everything changes… for everyone! For she’ll awake unknown feelings in Robbie, feelings that don’t really suit a boy. And thus, the story unfolds. (And I refuse to spoil that for you, so don’t ask!)

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Personally, I think so far the story is greatly achieved. However, the author kind of forgot “everything else” and made it all about the boys and Sienna, leaving aside a lot of factors that could have enriched the story immensely. (I nonetheless, loved the book!)

Also, this story has an alternative ending and I really hate that. I think that as an author, you write the story, so it’s your job to give it an end, even if it’s an open ending. I don’t understand (and never did, actually) movies and books that include alternative endings.  Everyone knows it—you cant walk with god and hold the devil’s hand.

Other than that, I think you should really give this a go if you’re into Peter Pan. It really is strong and original, and definitely worth some word of mouth. The ball is in your court now 😉

elsa

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Review “His Princess”, by Ade Lanumi

·”Most bad boys don´t spend their time reading. They wear leather jackets, ride motorcycles and get drunk off weed.”·

 

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Meet Aurora Winters, a perky, innocent, seventeen-year-old loner.

Meet Jeremiah Summers, an ever angry, anti-social, eighteen-year-old loner.

What happens when their paths cross? Will “Sleeping Beauty” find her happily ever after?

 

My Review

My Rating: 4*

First and most important, I want to let you all know that you can read this book for free at swoonreads.com and you’re likely to enjoy it ♥

Let’s start with the plot: admitidly, there’s not much that’s new to the story, it’s a bit cliché, and completely predictable (there’s no denying any of that). And yet, the author’s storytelling dragged me right into the story and kept me turning pages until I reached the end!

The chemistry between Aurora and Jeremiah is brilliant. They couldn’t be more different if they tried: she’s always happy, and singing and she loves Disney movies (she was named after one!); he’s a good boy gone bad, involved with the wrong crowd and trying to stay aloof from everyone, especially at school. They have witty chats, they fight, they make up and it all begins again. This would be the perfect definition of these two:

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As they become friends, they grow loyal of each other and they have each other’s back, even when they are not in the best terms, and that’s one of the things I loved the most about this book!

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As the story unfolds there’s a bit of unnecesary (if you ask me) drama that put me off a tiny bit, but then it was over, and I was dragged back in.

If you’re looking for your next read, you should definitely give this one a go!

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Join The YA Book Club

Reblogging this in case you missed it ♥

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Hi, guys! How are you?

I know it’s Saturday and most of you are away having a life, but if you’re not, or if you’re reading this afterwards, Candyce at thebookdutchesses, Angele at angelereadsbooks and I have some great news for you!

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As of today, we created The YA Book Club, a space created for readers and authors to interact and share their passion for books. We set some rules to keep the threads clean from authors self-promoting themselves or people sharing links to gain followers in their social media (facts that we find most annoying in the current groups). Of course, we will have special threads to discuss all sorts of promotion, but that will not be the purpose of the group.

Want to know more? We are waiting for you here! Come say hi 🙂

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Giveaways ♥

Hi, guys! How are you? As we all share our love for books and free books ♥, I wanted to let you all know that today I updated my Facebook page with tons of freebies and Giveaways hosted by different authors on different channels. 

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So, please, help me spread the word and don’t miss this great oportunity to find out new books and new authors! Invite your friends to like the page and share it around your social media ^^

Back to you, beautiful readers!

 

elsa

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Quote Special

As you well know by now, I am a QuoteFreak! So, today I’ll make a special on quotes I loooooove of books I love as well ^^

  1. “Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn’t make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.” 
    ― Nicholas SparksThe Last Song
  2. “He kissed me, and I knew I was home.”
    ― Kayla Tirrell, All The Things We Lost
  3. “What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.” 
    ― John GreenPaper Towns
  4. “We accept the love we think we deserve.” 
    ― Stephen ChboskyThe Perks of Being a Wallflower
  5. “To die will be an awfully big adventure.” 
    ― J.M. BarriePeter Pan

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If you are a quote freak like me (and I know I’m not alone out there!), don’t forget to visit the YA Love Quotes Special and the First Line Sentences Special.

Happy reading everyone!