Book Review: Invisible by James Patterson and David Ellis

Hello,

I know that I need to begin uploading more reviews. I actually have a few that I need to write. I just had exams coming up for school and I really wanted to focus on that. Obviously, as I am about to write one for you now, that didn’t deter me completely. So here goes.

I have to admit, I am already in love with James Patterson as a writer. I just have never read any of his stories made for the more adult audience. I read (and actually have) the entire Angel serious novels with Max, Fang and the gang and I have loved it ever since I discovered it before highschool (I think it was before). Anyway, so I didn’t think that I WOULDN’T like the novel, I just didnt’ know what to expect.

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Invisible by both Patterson and David Ellis is, hands down, one of the best novels I’ve ever read in all of my life. The relationship between the characters. The description of the U.S. and the laughter in the killer’s “voice” as he mocked his ‘subjects’. It all meshed together so beautifully that I didn’t mind that the novel, in all it’s parts, was in first person. The twists and turns, the parts that I laughed at that no sane human would dare, the bloody details that would make anyone cringe; it was all very note worthy and well played. The crazy thing is that I fell in love with the killer’s character. The killers straight forwardness in the story, the want to express himself to his peasants, the nonchalant way the killings were addressed. It resonated with me and I couldn’t help but notice how beautifully worked the character’s personality and intricacies are.

If you were to ask anyone who’d been around me while reading the novel they’d definitely agree that I enjoyed it. I couldn’t contain my respect for the author’s ingenuousness. It seemed that every time I cracked the book open I didn’t want to put it down. Honestly, I almost didn’t want to finish it because I was afraid that I might not like the ending…I wanted to stay in this little bubble of when the book was amazing. AND I’M GLAD I DID! The ending was definitely a vital part of my respect for Patterson and Ellis. That little twist that did me in! I hope that my coworker never wants to read the novel because I was so excited I had to tell someone! I ruined everything and told her the plot twists, how the story turned out and everything. (I just had to backspace because I realized I’d given away a part of the book and I definitely don’t want to spoil it for you).

I definitely recommend this book to anyone. It doesn’t matter the genre you usually read. This would fit on anyone’s shelf, hey! I read romance and it blew me away. If you have read this novel or decide to read it comment below. Let me know what you are thinking or how you felt about the novel? Did you just LOVE Emmy as much as I did? Does Books seem like a story time hunk to you?

Anyway, bye for now! I’m definitely going to look further into James Patterson, the adult side. You never know, you might find a bunch of book reviews from him after this…I also want to check out David Ellis. I had never heard of him before this but if he had anything to do with this novel I definitely want to learn more.

Jade

P.S. I just realized that “definitely” is probably my favorite word when writing book reviews.

Book Review: When In Rome by Cara McKenna

Hello,

Here, I come to you with yet…another…heart warming…story. I absolutely love it. It’s short, it’s sweet, it’s heartfelt and honest. I love the toss of the two main characters and how in-depth they are despite the fact that the novel is so short. Cara flowed from one cozy chapter to the next and I felt I could have continued the novel between Amy and Jens further than the pages. It actually seemed different than the other Harlequin novels that I’ve read.

Usually the “billionaire’s” money is the forefront of the story some how. ‘A young woman down on her luck’, ‘a man who never had anything’ or ‘a man who has it all and can afford to be an ass’ seems to be the ideal story. I like how Cara did something different. She acknowledged it as the catalyst to their meeting but didn’t let it usurp the story.

Thanks McKenna for another great romance, this was a great way to start off 2016!

Jade

http://www.harlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=1917&chapter=1

Coping with Life

So…as most of you know I just recently lost a child. It is definitely the most pain I’ve ever been in my entire life. It’s only been two months, since October 23, and yet it still feels like it was yesterday. I know that most people are saying little greeting card phrases like ‘take it day by day’, ‘only time will heal’, ‘You’re young! You will have another child’ and ‘everything happens the way it’s supposed to’ but it doesn’t help.

Honestly, I don’t know what will. If I did, I would share it with the world and every woman who is going through the grief of miscarriage would be healing and moving on with her life. Some days I don’t think about it, I coast through work and work hard in class. I draw, read and write and yet…it’s there in the back of my mind.

Earlier I stated that you never know how painful it will be until you go through it and that’s so true. I never thought that I would be this in love with a baby. I never thought that I would wake up every morning knowing I was going to be a mother and just smile. I never thought that I would miss my symptoms after they go away.

I often times find myself repeating “I just want my baby back” even though I know it’s completely impossible. I daydream of being misdiagnosed and still being pregnant. I spent time wondering what her kicks would’ve felt like. The other day, I even went as far as to look up how far long I would be and how big the baby would be. Yes, this is unhealthy and yes, I shouldn’t have done it but I needed to.

I wish I could say this post will end on a good note but it won’t. I’m going to continue with my life. I’m going to work hard and I’m going to finish school to be a stylist. I’m going to shovel books under my nose and write my new novel like crazy. I’m going to do all of this…and still grieve my child. I’d like to say it’s because I’m strong but I’d be lying. It’s because I have to. If I’m not going to be a mother than what am I? Who am I? I have to keep moving.

I was told that one of the healing ways is to get it out. To write about it and tell my story. I was told to reach out to others who’ve been in my situation and I’m trying but…it’s not like I know anyone in Orlando whose been through this.  I understand that it would help to talk to someone who understands how I feel, to give me that extra support. My guy is super supportive. He loves me so much and I can tell that the miscarriage hit him too but we are stronger than before. I just wish that our strength didn’t come out of something so painful. I guess that’s life then.

Until next time

Jade

Book Review: Life’s Little Curve Ball by LaceAndDaisies

Hey,

I must admit that reading this story did make me a little sad inside seeing as I just lost a child but it also made me happy. I was a little irritated with the main character female in the beginning of the story. I just wasn’t on her side at all. It might be because I was a little biased when it comes to first person novels but luckily I made it through. Eventually she grew on me, her love for her child maybe me smile and her determination to stay true to herself was relatable.

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The main character guy was definitely my favorite person in the story! From the beginning he seemed like a great guy. He had his life together and knew where he wanted to go. I love his reaction to finding out he’s going to be a father and believe it’s not unlike most guys. He wasn’t perfect but the author did a really good job of creating someone we can root for and fall in love with.

I wasn’t very fond of her mother but she did seem to have some redeeming qualities there at the end. The bestfriend is what any girl in trouble could ask for! She was loyal, angry, supportive and even a little over the top and dramatic like bestfriends should be!

I’d definitely recommend!

The story can be found on the link I inserted below from Wattpad. I really love this new little website for new writers. You will definitely find a few real gems on there!

Jade

https://www.wattpad.com/story/41311157-life%27s-little-curve-ball