Saturday, October 20, 2012

Review: The Fault in Our Stars


Author: John Green

Release Date: January 10th, 2012

Pages: 313

Synopsis: Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now. 

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. 

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.


Genre: Young Adult Realistic Fiction/Romance/Contemporary 

My Review: First of all, wow. This book was absolutely stunning, brilliant, amazing (I'm going to run out of describing words!). Well done, John Green. Once again, you have created another awesome book that kept me hanging on until the very end. I finished this book in exactly four hours without putting it down at all. It was one of those types of books that you just get hooked on and it becomes addicting. 

The characters, Augustus, Hazel, and even Isaac were some of the most in depth characters I've ever read about. Once I finished the book, I felt like they were my best friends and when something happened to any of them, it hit me right in the heart. I'm not going to tell you what happens, but for those of you who have read the book, you know what I'm talking about when I say that this book is one of the biggest emotional roller-coasters I've ever ridden on. 

I'm not much of a cryer when it comes to books. It depends on the book, but if the characters mean a lot to me and something happens to any of them, chances are I will cry. This was the case with TFIOS. I basically bawled my eyes out the last 100 pages, I'm not even joking. The ending is a total tear-jerker that I did not see coming.

So, if you are contemplating reading this book, READ IT. You won't regret it. But, first things first, make sure you have a box of tissues on handy, especially when you're reading the ending. This book won't disappoint, but it is pretty depressing.

Rating: ★ (This is definitely my new favorite book.)

Happy Reading,
Kiersten

(Once again, I apologize for the lack of posts. School and extra-curricular activities have gotten in the way lately.)

Monday, October 1, 2012

October TBR Pile!

I have quite a stack of books I hope to read/finish this month, so let's get to it!

1. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

2. Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

3. Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Release Date: October 23rd.)

4. Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick 
(Release Date: October 23rd.)

5. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 

Beautiful Darkness Beautiful Chaos   City of Lost Souls 

Hopefully, I will be able to finish all of these books since most of them are pretty thick: Around 500 pages.

Happy Reading,
Kiersten

Musing Mondays (5)

Musing Mondays are hosted by MizB of Should be Reading
This week’s musing asks...

What distracts you when you really should be reading?

My answer: Well, I like my reading environment to be quiet, quiet, quiet, so if it's not quiet, then that distracts me. Even though I can usually pick up a book and read practically anywhere, if the place around me isn't particularly silent, then I start to get frustrated. 

What about you? Post the link to your Musing Mondays in the comments!

Happy Reading,
Kiersten

(P.S. I'm baaaaack! :) 


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