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2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Margaret has read 16 books toward her goal of 70 books.
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I fell in love with reading YA books last summer, 2012. It's not like I never read a book before that, but last summer made me love and appreciate books more - how a story affects you and how it can help you throughout your life. I've learned so much after reading books and I've also broaden and opened my mind more to different or complicated things.

Here are some of the books that I have read and recently reviewed:

WARNING:
Some may contain spoilers (nothing that will really ruin reading the book for you) but most are spoiler free! And I also (sometimes) put gifs in my book reviews to show emphasis on how I feel after and/or during reading a book.

Chasing Nikki by Lacey Weatherford
Read from February 13 to 16, 2013
4 out of 5 stars

This is such a heartbreaking story. At first I was doubting myself in reading this but as I further get into the story it became more interesting to read and it made me feel the characters more and made me flip each page like a maniac! I TRULY LOVED IT! You may ask why I gave it only 4 stars... well...

IT DOESN'T HAVE A HAPPY ENDING! :(

But I loved that it didn't as well. I know not all stories have happy endings but I was really rooting for this book to end with it. (SPOILER)Nikki dying was the most devastating thing that ever happened in this book. I honestly thought she was gonna make it but then poof! She died, she's gone forever. No more Nikki. And it broke my heart and I felt all the pain that Chase and Nikki's family felt after losing her. It was like I knew her as much as they did.* Nevertheless, it made the story more realistic as if it's not a story at all. It's real and it happened to real people who dealt with their real problems. It's like Chase was real and Nikki and everyone in the story. 

It's like a memoir or one of those based-on-a-true-story books or something. That's how I see it... That's how I feel after and while reading this book.

Sometimes I felt like Nyrae Dawn wrote this book (this is a compliment to Lacey Weatherford). For all the people who have read my book reviews or those people who love reading books from Nyrae as well they would get this. But if you don't... Here's a brief description why:

Nyrae Dawn, in my opinion, is one of the best male pov writing authors I have the pleasure to have read their books. And she is one of the authors that have truly inspired me to continue on writing and maybe one day become an author of a best selling book.

Lacey Weatherford's writing style is absolutely amazing! She made me feel the things that Chase was going through, even sometimes making me feel what Nikki was going through or even Nikki's mom. It was like living through someone else's shoes and seeing the things and feeling the things they saw and felt throughout the story. It was such a wonderful experience, I ended up staring at the last page with tears for a whole 10 minutes.

Overall, this was such an amazing read. I can't wait to try Lacey Weatherford's other books! :) And I hope you get a chance to read this book and enjoy it as much as I did. 
Happy reading! 

You may also borrow this from me. If you have Kindle or iBooks I could send you a copy of the ePub file. Just ask nicely and you shall receive!
For more info please visit this post.

Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi
Read and finished on December 10, 2012
4 out of 5 stars 

Shatter Me almost shattered me by Juliette's annoying everything and as I mentioned on my Shatter Me book review one of the only things I liked about the said book was Warner. And when Tahereh Mafi wrote a short story on Warner's pov I could have completely died of sheer excitement. 

I don't quite understand the title though I love it so much. And the cover; absolute heaven... It's just so beautiful, I could frame it. 

Anyway, I couldn't really find the words to explain how wonderful this book is/was. It even had the official Reestablishment files on the end, which I loved and studied deeply. And it's just the way Mafi wrote Warner's pov. It was relatable and consuming. I loved him more every time I turned the next page. It was just so beautiful. 

I wish Mafi wrote the series in his pov all the time. I just love him so much, he's so amazing and I'm so curious with everything that he's curious about. I really can't explain it but I just... I can relate to him in a way I don't completely understand. And I love him even though he's the antagonist or villain. I just see him the way I see Loki (from Thor or Avengers); misunderstood.

It was just a really good read and I can't wait for more. 

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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” 

Charles William Eliot