Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Published: 12th January 2012

Despite the tumour-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.[GoodReads]

My Thoughts:
When you go up you always have to fall back down. For all those emotional book lovers, I recommend reading with several boxes of tissues on the side. BE PREPARED!

Everything changes when Hazel meets Augustus. Both suffering from cancer it goes through a tonne of emotion: laughing happy to then down right sad. It's such a good read that you are likely never to put the book down until you read the last line.

The relationship between Isaac and Augustus was cute and their on-going jokes, nothing but good old friendship. So when Hazel is included it is so perfect because she fits in with them so well.

Augustus is a character who you could look up to. He has such a boldness to him and doesn't let anything put him down. He always lives his life to the max, which is what really drives this book on. The idea of the cigarette in the mouth without lighting it was also something I found interesting, with the whole idea he had with it.

Recommend or Not? Yep...tissues at the ready!

"The real heroes aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people noticing things, paying attention."

Happy Ready :')

Book Review: "Endless Summer" - Jennifer Echlos

Title: Endless Summer
Author: Jennifer Echlos
Published: 25th May 2010

Lori can't wait for her summer at the lake. She loves wakeboarding and hanging with her friends--including the two hotties next door. With the Vader brothers, she's always been just one of the guys. Now that she's turning sixteen, she wants to be seen as one of the girls, especially in the eyes of Sean, the older brother. But that's not going to happen--not if the younger brother, Adam, can help it.

Lori plans to make Sean jealous by spending time with Adam. Adam has plans of his own for Lori. As the air heats up, so does this love triangle. Will Lori's romantic summer melt into one hot mess? [GoodReads]

My Thoughts:

It only took me 6 hours to finish reading this entire book. No, not in one go but around 3 hours at night to read the first book and the other night another 3 hours to finish the second book. Loved it? Well, I think that the speed that I read the book at it's more than obvious.

I'm pretty much a sucker for cute romantic stories, as you may know through my other review and what genre the book is, and it has the romance as well and laughter along the way.

The first book is something that I'm pretty sure everyone can relate to. Wanting to get a boy to pay more attention to the friendship you have and possible more. For Lori her instant reaction to all of this is through her clothes. Yep, short shorts and a low-cut top. I love her narration through the book and there is a sense of wanting to be in control and "knowing" of what she wants and going for it.

Adam is so almost perfect. He's the blind spot, I think that's what I'll call him, and he’s the person who you never think anything more than a best friend. He's the decent boy who is awesome but you see it as kindness because he's your best friend. Sean is slightly annoying, but only in the first book. The character development in the second book was really nice to read especially when you read what Sean says to Lori, more emotion opens up and you feel almost sorry for Sean (but I still don’t like him very much :P )

Recommend or Not? YES, YES, YES!! This is truly the ultimate American styled book with all the key points put in.

Happy reading! :D