16 Feb 2016

Review: Multiversum


What if the life we are living is just one possible outcome? What if there are parallel dimensions that exist in the same space-time continuum, but their reality is entirely different from ours?

 At first I couldn't imagine anything cooler than that! Travelling through the possibilities of my own life and saving the world as a side-dish. Sounds awesome right? 
Yes. The idea for the book and how the plot moved forward was pure brilliancy. Following Alex and Jenny's journey through collapsing worlds and facing their pasts with them was great.

With all the praise, as you can see from the star rating, there comes a time when I need to say it: But.

The book was too figurative. (Okay, it was written by an Italian, so it didn't come as an surprise.) There were times when the plot moved nicely forward and then stopped because some flower pots or curtains' print was described. Or then some absurd notions of how something seemed colourful, meaningful and beautiful but at the same time something entirely else. Like when you want to say something, just say it. Don't circle around all the time, and especially if you circle, don't circle so far away. 

The other but is the point of view from which the book was written from. 
Here's what I expected and would've been okay to me:
Two protagonists = two point of views. Maybe is there was something really important to tell from a supporting character's point of view, that could've been added under a separate headline. 
What actually happened:
Two protagonists, both their parents, some friend, crazy old man and viewers from other side of the street, and of course, the invisible third-party teller. Sometimes I didn't even know from whose point of view I was looking at the situation. And most importantly, I got confused about what everyone knew of which subject. Since there were jumping between POV's during one paragraph, it made it sometimes really frustrating to read.

So summarised: It was an awesome book, but how it was displayed on the paper destroyed it. 

That's why in the end:

12 Feb 2016

Review: Losing Hope


Refreshing. I remember well what happened in Hopeless, but in reality I actually didn't. I had forgotten how much this book takes on feelings. How it rips your soul out and makes you cry and curl in to fatal position (may not happen to everyone).

Readin the same story plus more from Holder's point of view was just what I needed. Seeing what he saw and getting a sneak peek nito his thoughts. Knowing what he knew and why he truly decided to act in which way in different situations. Just wow. 

Check my earlier review of Hopless here.

7 Feb 2016

Review: Lies I Told

''They said someday you'll find
All who love are blind.''


Being adopted to the family of thieves is not easy. Sixteen-year-old Grace has been part of many cons to steal money, jewellery and art from wealthy people, but the next gig at Playa Hermosa is going to be the hardest ever.
There are rules to be followed. Don't talk about the job outside the war room and don't draw attention to yourself. And falling for your mark is not a good thing either.
The rules get broken little by little by Grace and her adopted brother Parker the job starts, little by little, falling in to pit. In the end what is the most important thing to hold on when everything surrounding you is a lie?

Wow. Picking this up just because I wanted to buy a book I haven't heard of before. Wasn't disappointed at all. In fact, I already ordered the sequel. 

For once stepping in to the villain's shoes was really fun experience. Getting to see what was going on in Grace's head and what she felt when she had to lie about everything. How everyone in the family had to abandon everything they once might have been to become chameleon. Ready to change who they were altogether when they started a new job or ended the last one. Never having a real family life or a last name that stuck over six months. 

I really liked the characters of Lies I Told. They seemed to vary from side to side. There was the silent one and the nosy and the attention needy. 

Also what went on in Grace's head was disturbingly amazing. Or, in other words, how the pain felt so real. The pain caused by betrayal and betraying. The pain caused by loving someone and having to leave them. Or just the pain to have someone looking after you and getting too emotional because of it. Yep, that can happen too.

Lies I Told is really quick to read. And it might feel a bit slow at the beginning but in the end it's better that it did. If it hadn't been the ending could've felt too fast.