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Looking for Alaska by John Green is about Love, friendship and death. The main character Miles Halter, nicknamed 'Pudge', is leaving home for College and as he is a geeky dork type of boy he leaves without many regrets as he doesn't have many friends. He goes to college looking for his 'Great Perhaps' and has a love for people's last words. On his first day he meets his roommate Chip Martin, nicknames 'The Colonel', who is a bit of a redneck nerd and has a big reputation of a practical joker. Miles also meets the Colonels friend Alaska Young; she us gorgeous, cleaver, funny, sexy, screwed up and utterly fascinating. Miles could not be more in love with her. However, as he makes more friends and finally settles in to college, a tragedy strikes which makes Miles discover the value and the pain of living and loving unconditionally.
This novel is absolutely beautiful. The story is both happy and wonderful but then is hits you like a ton of bricks and you find you cannot put the book down! The style of writing that John Green has used fit with the story perfectly. It doesn't have chapters, it's styled out as before and after, which makes you want to continue reading till the end. This teenage romance is nothing as you'd expect, as there is not much love and mushy stuff, but more friendship and tragedy. It will make you laugh out loud and cry your heart out. I finished this book while at work and I couldn't stop crying but I was happy! I can't give too much of a description otherwise it will spoil the book, so I advise you go and give it a read. This novel definitely deserves more publicity considering it is one of John Green's books. 10/10 I would give this, and I don't usually give perfect scores, but this was a definite whooper!
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater is the heart wrenching finale to the bestselling Shiver and Linger. Sam has always loved Grace. As a wolf, he watched her from afar. As a boy, he held her in his arms. Now facing the possibility of a life without her, he will do anything to keep her safe, even if it means facing his demons. Even if it risks everything he has. Anything, as long as their love can survive.
In this finale of the three part series by Maggie Stiefvater, we see the struggle as Sam has to somehow save the pack from the threat of Shelby and the town. His main concern however is Grace. He has to find her as she has joined the pack, and when the town get the all clear from the government to start an air-raid on the wolves, Sam starts to panic. Somehow Sam, Cole and Isabelle need to fix up a plan to save the pack or stop the massacre that has been scheduled. However with the threat of Shelby, No Beck for questioning and Sam being accused of the missing Grace and being held in police custody, how on earth can they do it?
This is full of romance, tragedy and hurt. This finale of the three part series is definitely not for the faint hearted. It gets very gory and bloody and there is a lot of death and struggles. The best part about this ending to the series is that there really is no ending. The wonderful Maggie Stiefvater leaves it for our imagination to think of the happy ending for Grace and Sam and the rest of the pack. As she has said in her vlog account on youtube, there is more to a happy ending than getting married and having lots of children.
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater is the heart wrenching sequel to the bestselling Shiver. Grace and Sam much fight to be together yet again. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping dangerous secrets. For Sam, it means grappling with his wolf past and figuring out a way to survive the future. But just when they manage to find happiness, Grace realizes she's changing in ways she could never have expected.
In this novel it develops from Shiver, but it introduces us to new characters and makes us say goodbye to some old ones. This second part of the series is about how Grace's parents are not happy with hers and Sam's relationship and tries to ban Grace from seeing him anymore. However, they don't seem to realize that she needs him more than ever as she suddenly falls extremely ill. Sam has the trouble of being the new pack leader although he cannot turn into a wolf himself, and also having the responsibility for some new pack members that are rebellious and have a few troubles of their own. How can Sam cope without seeing Grace and knowing she's really ill, as well having to worry about the pack?
This is full of romance, tragedy and hurt. This three part series is definitely not for the faint hearted. It gets more scientific and mysterious as we dive into the new characters' lives and development into the story.
Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater is a mystery/ romance novel that is full of surprises. The main character Grace is attacked by a pack of wolves when she was just a little girl; they pulled her off her swing and dragged her into the forest that lingers behind her house. She remembers vaguely how she was bitten and bleeding, but somehow she remembers being carried back to her house. She is now 17 and every day she looks out of her window and sees her wolf. The black wolf with bright yellow eyes that always sits there watching her. She doesn't fear him. She loves her wolf. Then one day, the pack is responsible for killing a boy from her school. This causes the town to go on a crazy wolf hunt, and Grace finds a boy about her age lying naked on her back steps bleeding from a bullet wound in his neck. She rushes him to hospital and there he spills the beans, he's a wolf. Her wolf. As their relationship develops and grows into something special, more events happen in town that make it more and more impossible for them to be together.
This novel is stunningly romantic and tragic at the same time. This chilling love story will have you hooked from the very first page as it dives right into the story and leaves no wait to get into the drama. However as it reaches its peak and you find out the truth behind the pack, your heart will break and mend and break again. This isn't a novel of werewolf's and love like a terrible book we all know (Twilight); this is logical, scientific and tragic. This is the first part in a three part series and the way this novel ended I simply have to read the rest! I would have to give this story 8/10 and you just know it must be good knowing Maggie Stiefvater is the author!
This is the first album for the band King Charles and i must say, I love it! All of the songs are up-beat and happy feeling, they just make me want to get up on my feet and dance like there's no tomorrow!
Although the band are not very well known and it has taken them almost three years to get this far, everyone i've recomended them too have all loved them and have brought the album LoveBlood. They're suitable for all ages and even if you don't understand the lyrics the music itslef makes it feel like summer and is enjoyable. Even when it's raining and gloomy just listening to the album will make you brighten up inside and warm you up!
King Charles have arranged the tracklist to tell a story almost, multipul love stories, that even though the women in question (fictional or not) turns him down and breaks his heart everytime, he still carries on. Also the stories may be sad since he gets rejected, but the up-beat music and tune make it happy and the combonation of both feelings make you tingle with emotion and bliss. I garuntee you will have multipul eargasms before the end of the album!
The genre of the songs are country and even if you don't really listen to the genre you'll end up enjoying King Charles so much that they'll be all you can talk about!
The Fault in our Stars by John Green is a book not for those prone to cry, as it will make even the cold hearted weep. It is full of teenage angst and drama which all turn into heart-warming romance. The story keeps your attention throughout the whole book and the first chapter dives you straight into the story so you won't have to worry about it being a slow burner. I think John Green has done an amazing job in writing a book from a female perspective, as every woman knows how useless men are at knowing and understanding women emotions yet he got it spot on! The book also raises awareness of Cancer but it mixes with humour so it doesn't make you too depressed, but it makes you think and realise what people with Cancer and their families have to go through every day. This book is good for people like me who know or knew someone with Cancer because it helps you to feel like you are not alone.