Friday, 18 March 2016

Review: A Thousand Boy Kisses

Synopsis

One kiss lasts a moment.
But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime.
One boy.
One girl.
A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a decade.
A bond that neither time nor distance can break.
A bond that will last forever.
Or so they believe.
When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his return, cut him off without a word of explanation?
Rune’s heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent. When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to come.


There aren't enough words to describe how much I loved this book.

I was up almost all night reading it and I never wanted it to end. It's the type of book that sticks with you and leaves you in tears in no time.

"I have come to understand that death, for the sick, is not hard to endure. For us, eventually, our pain ends, we go to a better place. But for those left behind, their pain only magnifies."

Poppy's and Rune's story is truly beautiful and heartbreaking. They pulled my heartstrings, and I couldn't think of two better suited characters for each other.

"A life without Poppy. No infinity. No forever always. Just ... nothing."

I loved this book. Like crazy... It's so much more than a love story.


It's been a while since I've read anything quite so beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. This story was really heavy and unforgettable and I was crying all through it but I couldn't have asked for a better ending to it.

"There was no beginning to us and no end."

It's just so fantastic and I keep going back and re-reading things because this book had me wrapped around it's finger!
I'm seriously mind blown with this book. It's definitely in my top 5 favorite books of this year. You will fall in love with this book and never be able to get out of it.

"The best things in life die quickly, like cherry blossom. Because something so beautiful can never last forever, shouldn't last forever. It stays for a brief moment in time to remind us how precious life is, before fading away just as quickly as it came."


Tillie will make you feel all the feels. She killed this book! If you haven't read anything by her you are truly missing out on some absolutely fantastic books and stories. Tillie always creates such moving and inspirational reads, and this one doesn't disappoint.

"I didn't know why, but capturing moments fascinated me. Maybe it was because sometimes all we get are moments. There are no do-overs; whatever happens in a moment defines life - perhaps it is life. But capturing a moment on film keeps that moment alive, forever. To me, photography was magic."

A thousand "as special as special can be" stars!


A Thousand Boy Kisses Playlist ♥
Rupert Pope - Infinite ft. Daniel Knigh
Major Lazer - Be Together ft. Wild Belle
3 Dors Down - Here Without You
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Odessa - I Will Be There
Raign - Don't Let Me Go
Ruelle - Where Do We Go From Here
Sofia Karlberg - Writings On The Wall
Hilary Duff - Someone's Watching Over Me
Faith Hill - There You'll Be
Woodkid - Never Let You Down ft. Lykke Li
Rihanna - Final Goodbye
Years & Years - Eyes Shut
Tom Odell - Heal
Paloma Faith - Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Hidden Citizens - I Ran
London Grammar - Stay Awake
London Grammar - Hey Now
London Grammar - Sights
Sigma - Coming Home ft. Rita Ora
Emeli Snade - My Kind Of Love


About The Author
Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and multitude of rescue animals. After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.
Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance. Young Adult and New Adult novels.



Monday, 7 March 2016

Review: After Series

Synopsis

Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.
But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.
But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.
He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn't the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.
Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?
Unless…could this be love?
There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER ... Life will never be the same.


So much tension. So much drama. So, so, sooo good. ♥

"My life before him was so simple and decided, now after him...It's just...After."

This is the millionth time I'm reading these series and I still can't get enough. I was hooked from page one.

"I don't know what it is about this novel that brings me to read and reread it so many damn times, but I always find myself skimming the pages of the dark tale. It's fucked up, really - two people coming together, then falling apart. Destroying themselves and everyone around them because they were too selfish and stubborn to get their shit together.
But to me that's the best type of fucking story. I want to feel something while I'm reading, and sappy, roses-and-sunshine novels make me want to vomit on their pages and burn away the evidence afterward."


Yeah, Hardin, I couldn't agree more...


My favorite book from the series is After, but I think After We Fell is the second. I love Hardin and Tessa, I love their chemistry, I love their dynamics and I love their fights. These books weren't boring for me because they're full of drama and I looove drama. :D You really need to be in a proper mood for these books.

Anna Todd is an amazing author that messes with your emotions like no other. After Series are a real emotional roller coaster. Frustration, shock, anger, sadness, excitement, swooning, happiness... Yeah, it's all there, you just pick.


One more thing I love about the After series is the connection with Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice.

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

"I never wish to be parted from you this day on."


Reading other reviews I've discovered that Hardin really pissed off some girls, but not me, nah uh. Well, he's possessive, little short on his temper, but also he's sweet and caring, plus did I mentioned that he's British? Yep, can't go wrong there.

"I bring out the worst in you, but you bring out the best in me."

Tessa, on the other hand, is the complete opposite. She's an innocent girl with tendency to become trapped in bad decisions.


These two fight a battle through this story. Figuratively and literally. They are like a tornado, destroying themselves and everyone else around them. But it is amazing to see how they develop more over time.
These series will make you feel all the feels. If you haven't read these books, you are really missing out on an amazing series.

"It’s not so easy to walk away from someone when he has made his way into every cell, when he has taken over every thought, and he has been responsible for the best and worst feelings I’ve ever had. No one, not even the doubting part of me, can make me feel bad for loving passionately and hoping desperately that I could have that great love that I’ve read about in novels."


P.S. I really don't like this Harry Styles guy (sorry One Direction fans), so I'm imagining a different, better looking Hardin thank you very much.

After Series Playlist
Halestorm - I Miss The Misery
Florence + The Machine - Never Let Me Go
Zayn - Pillowtalk
The XX - Infinity
Frances - When It Comes To Us ft. RITUAL
The Civil Wars - The One That Got Away
M├śrland - A Monster Like Me ft. Debrah Scarlett
Sia - Fire Meet Gasoline
Naughty Boy - Think About It ft. Wiz Khalifa, Ella Eyre
Raign - Don't Let Me Go
Clairity - Exorcism
Shawn Mendes - Stitches ft. Hailee Steinfeld
London Grammar - Nightcall
Kodaline - High Hopes
Grace - You Don't Own Me
RITUAL - Too Deep ft. Delilah


About The Author
Anna Todd is a writer spending her days in the Austin area with her husband, with whom she beat half the statistics by getting married one month after graduating high school. Between her husband's three deployments to Iraq, she worked odd jobs from a makeup counter to the IRS processing counter. Anna was always an avid reader and boy band and romance lover, so now that she’s found a way to combine the three she’s enjoying living a real-life dream come true.