Two siblings, Maya and Lochie fell in love with one another. They had to step up to the role of a pair of parents to their younger siblings. Their father walked out of their lives and their mother was too busy with her new boyfriend and being an alcoholic, she is in no state to look after her children.
Troubles with school. Trouble with personalities. Struggles to keep the family together and home straight. They support each other. Their love grew deeper with everyday that passed by. Their only problem is: They came from the same mother. They had to keep their relationship discreet. They studied the options they have. Where they can possibly go in the future.
They live in hopes that their love would remain.
It does remain but not in the way the planned. p/s: If there is anything I would like to say about this book, it is tragic. I would have given is 5/5 if it weren't because of the ending. I can't help being a sucker for a happy ending. Happy ending for this book is probably if they eventually found out they are not actually siblings that they can just continue loving each other and have children together. Tragic tragic tragic. It is all I can say about this book.
My first read by Tabitha Suzuma. Definitely a page-turner. :) On the downside, I finished reading this book on a Friday morning before I went to work. I was sooooo low the entire day. Another book hangover..... :|
Bite-size tips and guides on getting the brain juice flowing. This book is not limited to only aspiring artists. From my point of view, it could help anybody who wishes to create or craft something. Be it writing a novel, sewing, music writing, cooking..anything at all. Anything that involves the activity of creation will benefit from this book.
10 tips given. There are few that many have subconsciously been applying in creation process.
1. Steal like an artist
2. Don't wait until you know who you are to get started
3. Write the book you want to read
4. Use your hands
5. Side projects and hobbies are important
6. Do good work and share it with people
7. Geography is no longer our master
8. Be nice (the world is a small town)
9. Be boring (it's the only way to get work done)
10. Creativity is subtraction
My favourite tip is the analog and digital segregation at the work desk(Use your hands.). Analog is way to go. It lets one be free. Sketch something. Erase it. Move it. Cut it. Paste it. Digital is just too rigid. It confines ideas. Stealing is an art of its own.
It is always awesome to have another author to love. In my case, I have fallen in love with Danielle Allen's since her first book Back To Life. I just couldn't wait for more! Previous reviews on 2 of her books:
Earlier this month, her fans are greeted with another good news; new book release.
Here it goes, AUTUMN & SUMMER!
~ Synopsis ~
it better to have loved and lost or to have never loved at
successful and stylish, Autumn Jones believes in love. She believes
in the all-consuming, mind blowing enormity of love. She believes in
the euphoric state of loving and being loved. She believes in it
because she’s had it once. And when it was lost, she was
devastated, but she never stopped believing in the existence of love.
Unwilling to settle, she learned from the past and moved on with the
expectation that she’ll love again.
talented, and slightly jaded, Summer Wilson believes in sex. She
believes in the all-consuming, mind blowing enormity of good sex. She
believes that love exists, but Prince Charming does not. At least not
for her. She’s seen the downside of love—insanity, heartbreak,
infidelity, divorce—and she dates with the expectation that she
won’t ever subject herself to that type of vulnerability. Instead,
she chooses to love her family, her friends, and her work. And
although she enjoys the company of men, her heart is hers and hers
friends since elementary school, Autumn and Summer kick off the
summer by embarking on a dating experiment. Unfortunately, expecting
the unexpected doesn’t prepare them for what the dating world has
~ Teasers ~
~ Dreamcast ~
~ Autumn and Summer Playlist ~
Be Dead By Tomorrow”
Still Beats For You”
We Had (Stays On My Mind)”
~ Author Bio ~
am a married event planner and life coach. My awesome friends and
family and my amazing husband make my life sweet. I love to have fun
and enjoy the life I’ve been blessed with. I love shopping and
football with equal fervor. I’m an amateur movie critic (i.e. my
husband and I watch and critique a lot of movies for fun). I love to
read and I enjoy sharing my love of books with anyone who will
listen. I love music. A good lyric with a good melody can paint a
vivid picture and invoke such a range of emotions. I have a soft spot
for most mediums of creative, artistic expression.
degrees in psychology, human services, and marriage and family
counseling, I have a unique perspective on life, love and the pursuit
of happiness. As an author, I combine an active imagination and life
experiences to create stories that are easily relatable and
intentionally intriguing. I want to offer you a peek into someone
else’s life and for you to get lost in their story, their trials,
their triumphs. My ultimate goal is to create a character or a story
that stays with you long after you’ve put the book down. So
in a nutshell: I plan. I teach. I read. I write. I watch. I critique.
I shop. I play. I love. To
know me is to love me.
Bestfriends Heather, Natalie and Bishop were at the panic game. The annual game with a jackpot of $50,000. Natalie was determined to play while Heather and Bishop gives support. The game started with a jump from a cliff. Rage and frustration triggered Heather to make the jump. Plus, she could use the money to bring her sister Lily a better life.
Bishop was frustrated that Heather decided to join but he supported his bestfriends anyway. The game has gotten more attention this year as the jackpot is $75,000; the highest in history of the game. The game itself is a mystery. No one knows who the judges are. No one knows who holds the jackpot but one thing they know for sure is someone is watching them.
Most participants had to face a near-death experience. They kept on playing with 1 player eliminated in every round. Everyone has their own objective being the game. The game unfolds what's underneath a friendship, family and other people in their surroundings. There were broken hearts and kids who ran away from their mother. There are also newfound love. Or rather, an acknowledged love.
The judges had to keep going with the challenges. The players keep daring themselves into facing their fears. Cops and hospitals were involved. There were fire and deaths. Will the players keep playing til the end?
p/s: If there is anything I love about Lauren Oliver, it has got to be the realism elements and how love, family and friendship intertwines in her story. This is one of her standalone novel. My previous reads were her Delirium trilogy. I will most probably move on to Before I Fall when I'm done with a few books in my TBR pile. More about panic? Think fear factor. Think teamwork. Think maybe...Hunger Games? A little bit of all but in a very real settings. It is not called realism if it is not real . ;)
Me Before You Author:
Jojo Moyes Rating:
Lou thought she had her life sorted out. Everything seems stable until she was laid off her job. Her world turned upside down when she couldn't get a job suitable for her. To make matters worse, she will soon become the breadwinner for her family. She was left with no choice but to take up the job offer to be Will Traynor's companion. Her only motivation is the rate per hour.
Arrogant Will had all one would ever wished for. He lived in the big city with even big dreams until he met an accident. He was unable to come to terms of his condition that he decided to just end his life. Over the time, Lou and Will eventually accepted each other and learned from each other. Lou's life took a complete turn with Will's determination to get her to live a fulfilling life like he did before the accident.
Her mission is to keep Will happy and belief in life. What she did not know is the love that is budding between them. Will has somehow accomplished his mission but will Lou ever meet hers?
p/s: Picked this up from my favourite local bookstore. Been on my wishlist. Love reading it. It took about 2-3 chapters to get into the story and then, to never putting the book down. I love the characters, the storyline and how everything seems to real but as always, I prefer a happier ending. ;) Ending of this story is very bitter and very sweet at the same time that I can't decide which is more. Anyhow, still a good book!
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