Hopeless by Colleen Hoover // Review

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Title: Hopeless (Hopeless #1)

Author: Colleen Hoover

Published: May 7th 2013 by Atria Books

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Overall Goodreads Rating: 4.34 stars

Synopsis: Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

 

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I’ve been afraid to read this book for a long time, I guess it was because it dealt with a different topic and that topic scared me a bit. My godmother gave me the Hopeless duology (Hopeless and Finding Hope) as a graduation present and a week ago, I decided to forget the fear of being devastated by this book and I read it.

I am not going to say that it was the best book and because of that everyone should read it, but it was a good and unique book and I believe everyone should read it.

I’m going to tell a bit of the story for the people who have not read this book and then I’ll tell you my thoughts in every single sentence in this book.

We are introduced to a character named Sky as she prepares to go to school for the first time, she’s a 17 year old, but her life is a bit different from other teenagers’. Sky was home schooled, she is not allowed to have a phone, to watch tv or interact with any form of technology due to the fact that her mum doesn’t believe in technology.

Sky wants to go to college but she understands that she need some credits that are only given to her in high school, the plan is to go to school for only a couple of months, get the credits and get out. But, even though she doesn’t want to admit it, going to school becomes a difficult task now that her best friend is studying abroad in Italy during that semester.

Alone, in a school that is full of rumours and mean girls, our main character has to work hard not to let her emotions show, not to let them know how she really feels, I mean, how she doesn’t.

But Sky’s life turns completly upside down as soon as she is “chased” by a guy named Dean Holder in the supermarket, a hopeless boy with a temperamental personallity, that hides a secret that will break her.

It was really nice to see the relationship between Holder and Sky evolve and become that strong and adorable romance full of twists and turns. Overall, it was a really nice emotional roller coaster.

I must admit that the writing is not the best, the environment surronding the plot is not something we have never seen, but the two main characters are both really intense and so are their problems, the plot is really unique and so is the fact that the author took a taboo topic and made it the main story in this book.

I almost forgot to say this, but even though Hopeless is a very intense and heavy book, the characters are really funny, especially Holder and Sky, so don’t be scared by that.

Something I really enjoyed was something that not many contemporary authors are able to do, and that is the fact that I already new the secret that Sky kept from herself, but for the life of me, I would never expect Holder’s secret to be the one it turned out to be and the second half of the book will throw so many surprises at you, you’ll end up on the ground.

 

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If you have not read Hopeless yet, I recommend that you leave this post as soon as you can, unless you would like to be spoiled (yes, there are people who like to get spoiled and I was once one of them).

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I had many problems with this book, atcually, I pushed myself to read it and I’m glad I did, because that second half of the book was a freaking emotional roller coaster and all the surprises that happened in it were what made me like this book.

Firstly, I want to start by saying that the way Colleen Hoover wrote this book was not the best, I used to read fanfiction on wattpad and in the beginning the writing style looked similar to the one I found on that website. As the book went on, I don’t know if it changed or I got used to it, but the writing got better.

Something I really struggled with was the main character, when I was first introduced to her I thought “This character is really pissing me off and I don’t like her”, but again as I aproached the middle of the book, she became more relatable and I realised that she was really unique as a character.

But there were really good points in this book, Hopeless was based around Sky’s story of an abusive father and I think that abuse is something that we don’t see that much on literature, it’s kind of a taboo topic on contemporary.

Almost everyday, we hear about monsters like Sky’s father on Tv, hurting their children or even strangers and I guess we need more awereness about this topic, thousands of kids are living the same things as this book’s main character and that is a monstrous thing. There are many things you can use to protect yourself from monsters like him and if someone is abusing you, physically or psichologically, tell someone, even if you don’t trust the people around you, you can tell nurses or doctors around you, they’ll help and that person will suffer for the rest of his life and you’ll be safe again.

Besides the unique topic this author talked about, I really apreciated, again, the fact that she surprised me so many times, I had no idea of many things surrounding Sky’s life since her mum died.

The thing that really surprised me was, of course, the fact that Karen kidnapped Sky and even though she lied to her daughter for 13 years, I really understand Karen’s motives, she was abused by her brother and she didn’t want him to keep doing that to her niece. Besides, I really enjoyed when Holder told Sky that he only blamed her mother for not taking Less too, I think that was another important thing I really liked about Holder.

The fact that Sky didn’t remember who she was until she was addopted by Karen was a really nice thing and it added so much mistery to the book, you are learning about Sky’s past as she remembers and I guess that is what really sucks you into the story.

There was another thing I didn’t like that much in this book, but it gave a realistic vibe to it, it was the fact that Sky’s father died instead of going to jail and pay from his crimes. Jail is full of criminals but even they can see how horrible child abuse is so rapist don’t blend in very well, when rapists go to prison they suffer until the end of their days. That is what that man deserved, to suffer like Sky suffered, and Less, and Holder and Karen. Death is too good for monsters like him.

The last thing I’ll talk about is Holder and Sky’s romance. Their story is filled with adorable and cheesy stuff that I really liked, even though I am not a huge romance fan, this couple’s moments gave me butterflies. Holder is the temperamental guy that everyone loves because actually he is an adorable cinnamon roll, and who doesn’t like to read a story with that guy in it?

Overall this was a good book with some flaws and a story that felt very real.

 

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“The sky is always beautiful. Even when it’s dark or rainy or cloudy,it’s still beautiful to look at….it’ll be there no matter what…and I know it’ll always be beautiful.”

 

“I want you to keep them open…because I need you to watch me give you the very last piece of my heart.”

 

“It’s real, Six. You can’t get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It’s the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.”

 

“Sometimes you have to choose between a bunch of wrong choices and no right ones. You just have to choose which wrong choices feels the least wrong.”

 

“What do you do when you’re bored? You don’t have
internet or TV. Do you just sit around all day and think about how hot I am?”

 

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I found this poster and I thought about sharing it here, I think this is going to be on my wall soon.

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I’m almost sure, no one will make it to the end and read the 1300 words I wrote. Why do I need to make gigantic posts?

If you read this book, let me know what you thought about it and if you didn’t let me know if you’re thinking about reading it.

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Top 5 Thursday : Things On my Bookshelf That Aren’t Books

Hello fellow book lovers.

I got my bookshelf some months ago and I am already running out of space on it, that is, in part, because I keep various things in it besides my books, I can’t help, it looks so aesthetically pleasing. I have 4 shelfs, the first three are mine and the last one is my sister’s, the first shelf, is, literally, just for my globe, my candles and stuff like that. Then of couse I don’t have space for my books!

Today, I’ll be sharing with you five things I have in my bookshelf that are not books. I hope you enjoy it.

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Mug

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Cute Stuffed Shrek 

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I actually wanted Donkey but when I came to the store, every Donkey was already gone, so I brought Shrek, which was the last one they had. Donkey is a special character for my family so I wanted to have it.

 

Tabs for tabbing my books

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Elle Magazine 

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I only bought this magazine because Emma Watson had a whole interview and article about her and her work as a Un Women’s Godwill Embassador. This edition of the Elle Magazine has lots of statics about women and how they feel about themselves as well.

 

My mom’s old camera (Fujifilm fotonex 101ix)

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The majority of the photographs I have from when I was little were taken with this camera, this camera spent my whole childhood in my mother’s hands taking pictures of me and my sister, it holds a very special place in my heart. Besides, it has at least 17 years, it is as old as me and it is BEAUTIFUL.

 


 

And this is it, the end of this very quick post, I have to apologize for the quality of the photographs but that is the best I can do! 😢

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Hogwarts House Book Recommendations // Gryffindor

Hello fellow Hogwarts’ students.

I know that sometimes it may be difficult to look at all those books at the school library and be overwhelmed by the variety of stories in front of you. Fear no more, I’ll be guiding you through some books that match your personality.

Today, i’ll be recommending books to my fellow house mates, Gryffindors.

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It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

 

My rating: 4 stars // Goodreads link // Review from @NayaReadsandSmiles

 

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91wex42edil Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:

Break into the notorious Ice Court
(a military stronghold that has never been breached)

Retrieve a hostage
(who could unleash magical havoc on the world)

Survive long enough to collect his reward
(and spend it)

Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first.

 

My rating: 5 stars // Goodreads link  // Six Of Crows Dream Cast  // Duology Review by @katherine’sreads

 

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Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

 

My Rating : 5 stars // ACOMAF IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOK I READ THIS YEAR! // Goodread Link // Review by @haileyinbookland

 

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“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”
It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school.

Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resen

ts all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

 

My rating : 4 stars // Goodreads link // Review by @adashofash

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Top 5 Thursday : Music I’ve Been Loving Lately

Hello book lovers.

When I was younger, when it came to music I followed what my friend’s liked at the time, which lead to some pretty embaracing discoveries on my phone, but what I mean is that when I was younger I hadn’t a musical indentity.

This year I found my place in music: ALTERNATIVE! That’s the genre I like and listen the most, and I am not embaraced to listen to songs that no one in my school has ever heard of. “You listen to weird music!” my friend once said. I like my music and I am proud of every song that is currently on my phone.

Today, I’ll be sharing with you the artists I’ve been loving lately, some of them I’ve loved for a long time now, some are brand new obsessions. I’ll link the youtube video for every song if I can find it because I believe not everyone has spotify.

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Halsey is my favourite singer, I’ve discovered her 2 years ago, I was watching this girl’s video and her outro had this catchy song that wouldn’t get out of my head, I looked up that song and that is how I discovered Ghost. Lately, I’ve been listening her most recent album (Hopeless Fountain Kingdom) a lot.

I’ve to admit that Halsey is not very popular around where I live, I only have one friend that likes her songs. Due to that, I actually secretly downloaded one of her songs to one of my classmates’ spotify and he went around my class asking who did it because it liked it so much, so that is a plus. 😁😁

My curent favourites songs:

🎵 Colors : youtube link

🎵 Young God : youtube link

🎵 Strange Love : youtube link

🎵 Eyes Closed : youtube link

🎵 Walls Could Talk : youtube link

🎵 Bad At Love : youtube link

🎵 Strangers : youtube link

🎵 Tokyo Narita : youtube link
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I’ve been hearing Imagine Dragons since I was a kid and I actually never liked them that much, but now I AM OBSESSED with them. I actually don’t know when it started, I believe I already had downloaded all of their songs by Christmas in 2016, but I don’t remember what triggered it.

When I saw the date Evolve, their newest album, would be released in I almost broke my phone because it was the day I was going to do my CRUCIAL math exam. In that day, me and my friend, the one who likes Halsey, arrived to school saying “Let’s do this! I want to go home and listen to that album!”. Call it Imagine Dragons’ luck but I actually scored a 18.8 in that exam. 💪

They played a concert in Portugal in July and I get goosebumps everytime I watch it, I have in my computer and it is SO GOOD!

 

My curent favourites songs:

🎵 It’s Time : youtube link 

🎵 Amsterdam : youtube link

🎵 Hear Me : youtube link

🎵 My Fault : youtube link 

🎵 I Bet My Life : youtube link

🎵 Dream : youtube link

🎵 I’m So Sorry : youtube link

🎵 Walking The Wire : youtube link

🎵 Rise Up : youtube link

🎵  Yesterday : youtube link

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I was never much of a fan of musicals but since I saw Duet in The Flash, which was a musical episode, I’ve been loving musicals.

I’ve been hearing every booktuber and their mother talking about how great Hamilton is, I decided to give it a go on July 30th and I’m hooked to it now. I sing to the songs all around my house ALL the time, my sister is constatly yelling at me to stop. 😁

One of my dreams now is to watch Hamilton live and, even though it will probably never happend, I keep getting exciting for that day to come.

My curent favourites songs:

🎵 Alexander Hamilton : youtube link

🎵 Aaron Bur, Sir 💚 : youtube link

🎵 The Sckyler Sisters : youtube link

🎵 Right Hand Man : youtube link

🎵 A Winter’s Ball : youtube link

🎵 Wait For It : youtube link

🎵 Cabinet Battle #1 : youtube link

🎵 Who lives, who dies, who tells your story : youtube link

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Yes, I am fully aware that Panic! at the Disco is not only Brendon Urie, but I couldn’t find a png of the whole band.

I discovered Panic! at the disco through the song Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time in a fan video nominating Devon Bostick for some award.

I don’t have every album in my phone yet but I’ve been listening to Death Of A Bachelor non stop.

My curent favourites songs:

🎵 Hallelujah : youtube link

🎵 Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time : youtube link

🎵 Emperor’s New Clothes : youtube link

🎵 House Of Memories : youtube link

🎵 The Good, The Bad and The Dirty : youtube link

🎵 This Is Gospel : youtube link

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I’ll let you know that this place has been The 1975’s and Bastille’s before I decided to include Pitch Perfect.

I had been puting these movies off for so long, I had been closing my eyes to every recommendation but as soon as I saw the first one, I saw the second one too. They are funny, they have amazing characters, the music is amazing and I love the Barden Bellas so much.

My favourites songs are not all from Pitch Perdect 2 but it is definitely my favourite ou of the two.

My curent favourites songs:

🎵 Kennedy Center Performance (before it blew up 😂) : youtube link

🎵 Lollipop : youtube link

🎵 Cups (“When I’m Gone”) – Campfire Version : youtube link

🎵 World Championship Finale 1 : youtube link

🎵 World Championship Finale 2 😭: youtube link

🎵 Since U Been Gone : youtube link

🎵 Bellas Finals  : youtube link


I hope you’ve liked this post, I am actually very proud of it. 😊 Feel free to leave a comment if you have any recommendations for me and I would love to know if you love any of the songs I mentioned.

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Get To Know Me Book Tag

Hello, fellow book lovers.

Due to my lack of creativity and the fact that I need to have lunch and watch Teen Wolf with my sister, I am going to do a quick tag, so you can know me a little better.

Here it goes, the Get To Know Me Book Tag:

 

  • Can you stop reading at any time, or does it have to be a certain page or chapter?

I would like to stop in the end of a chapter, but if I’m in a rush and I don’t have time to get to the end of the chapter, I get to the end of the paragraph I am reading. I would prefer to finish the book in one sitting because if I don’t finish the book, I’ll be thinking about it until I am able to pick it up again, not focusing on what I am currently doing, and making a mess out of it.

 

  • Do you eat or drink anything whilst reading?

I am able to drink while I am reading, water, tea and soy milk are my favourite drinks but I am not able to eat whilst reading. The other day I was eating Maltesers and I was so afraid I would ruin my book with chocolate that I closed the book and only opened it when I had finished eating and washed my hands.

 

  • Can you read listening to music or watching TV?

I cannot stand when I am reading and someone in my family decides to turn the Tv on, “Dude, I am reading, can you be quiet?”.

When it comes to music, I can’t read when the music has lyrics but I love some mixes from ambient-mixer.com.

 

  • One book at a time, or several at once?

One book at a time, otherwise I get anxious to finished them all at the same time and that is too much pressure.

 

  •  Reading at home or everywhere?

I prefer reading at home, when I am outside where there is people everywhere I can only read ebooks, I always feel like people are staring at me when I am reading a book in public.

 

  • Reading out loud or silently in your head?

I read silently in my head.

 

  • Do you read ahead, or skip pages?

There is nothing like the horror of looking to the next page and accidentally spoiling yourself. So no, I don’t skip pages or read ahead, but I must admit I did skip a chapter once while reading a book for school.

 

  • Breaking the spine or keeping it new? 

I like to keep my books new, but I am really proud of how damaged my copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is, because you can see the book was loved and read many times.

 

  • Do you write books, or just read them?

I’m not going to lie, I used to write fanfiction on wattpad and I had an considerable amount of likes, but they are all on private now. I am getting worser and worser at writing every year, so right now I only read books and write a blog.

 

I apologize for this shitty post, but it was the best I could write with my tummy telling me “FEED ME!”. 

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Top 5 Thursday: Favourite Harry Potter And The Globet of Fire Quotes

Hello book lovers.

If you follow me on twitter or are my friend on goodreads, you may know that recently I’ve finished Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire, by J.K. Rowling, for the first time.

I’ve tabbed this book 21 times in total, so I have some favourite quotes, some plot revelations and some BABE’s moments tabbed. Today I’ll be sharing with you my favourite quotes from Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire (in the order which they appear in the book).

If you don’t want to be spoiled for this book, I suggest that you don’t read the following quotes.

 

  • “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – Sirius Black ( Chapter 27 – Padfoot Returns )

 

  • “You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!” – Albus Dumbledore (Chapter 36 – The Parting of the Ways )

 

  • “What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.” – Rubeus Hagrid ( Chapter 37 – The Beginning )

 

  • “Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.” Albus Dumbledore ( Chapter 37 – The Beginning )

 

  • “I don’t want it and I don’t need it. But I could do with a few laughs. We could all do with a few laughs. I’ve got a feeling we’re going to need them more than usual before long.” – Harry Potter ( Chapter 37 – The Beginning )

 

Bonus quote: (because we all need to know this nowadays)

  • “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”  – Albus Dumbledore ( Chapter 37 – The Beginning )

 

I also wanted to share a moment in Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire that almost made me tear up, it is near the end when Harry is in the nursery recovering, chapter 36:

 


Mrs Weasley set the potion down on the bedside cabinet, bent down, and put her arms around Harry. He had no memory of ever being hugged like this, as though by a mother. The full weight of everything he had seen that night seemed to fall in upon him as Mrs Weasley held him to her. His mother’s face, his father’s voice, the sight of Cedric, dead on the ground, all started spinning in his head until he could hardly bear it, until he was screwing up his face against the howl of misery fighting to get out of him.


 

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Poetry Recommendations

I must be true in this blog, so I’m going to admit that most poetry is a no for me. I hated every single poetry book I had to read for school and I really don’t see the hype surrounding most of them. I was never able to understand poetry, it had these words that I didn’t understand the meaning of and this metaphors that my brain couldn’t figure out, so I grew up hating it.

A year ago I found my place in poetry, I understood that not all of it was a puzzle for me, at least not the modern one. Nowadays people write in a different way, a way that is easier for me to keep up with, (please don’t think I’m dumb for not understanding classic poetry).

Now, I found voices that I can relate too, that tell me about power, society’s problems and life in general, not sad because life is not good, like classic poetry did many times, but happy because you’re alive and you have the power to change and be better. Now I have my favourite poems, poets and poetry collections.

Today, I thought about sharing with you some poetry recs.

 

 

 

I left my favourites for last, they are just amazing.

  • Broken Flowers by robert m drake:  this is probably one of the most famous poets in every social media you can imagine, if you look for rm drake, thousands of poems will pop up. Here are some of his poems:

 

 

  • ERIN HANSON: I am not even going to choose a book from her, she is my favourite poet, she wrote the poems that most feature in my journal and they were the ones who thought me how to like poetry. I don’t think she is very famous, but her poems are writen in a very simple way, talking about what’s worst in our society, life and the love for yourself.

 

My favourite Erin Hanson’s Poems:

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Erin Hanson’s books:  Reverie: thepoeticunderground ; Voyage: thepoeticunderground 2 ; Dreamscape: thepoeticunderground 3

 

You can also find her poems on instagram: @thepoeticunderground


 

If you have some poetry recommendations, I would love if you told me about them. 

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Antecipated Releases For The Rest Of 2017

The first half of this year, 2017, was full with awesome movies, books and even tv shows coming out. This year we got to see Spiderman Homecoming, which I haven’t seen yet, and This Beautiful Fantastic, also the tv adaptation for Thirteen Reasons Why came out in March. In the bookish area the best releases for me were A Court Of Wings and Ruin and  The Gentleman’s Guide For Vice and Virtue, even though I haven’t picked up a single book that was released this year, besides a comic book that comes out in October.

This post, as it is explained in the title, is only dedicated to books, movies and tv shows that aren’t out yet.

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This blog is dedicated, mostly, to books so I felt the need to start with that, here are the releases for the rest of the year that I am keeping an eye on. These books are not in order of publication.

 

Wild Beauty: Goodreads // Release date: October 3rd

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They Both Die At The End: Goodreads // Release date: September 5th

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Tower Of Dawn: Goodreads // Release Date: September 5th

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This cover is so UGLY!!

 

The Language Of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic: Goodreads // Release Date: September 26th

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Girls Made Of Snow and Glass: Goodreads // Release Date: September 5th

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Without Merit: Goodreads // Release Date: October 3rd

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Moxie: Goodreads // Release Date: September 19th

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Warcross: Goodreads // Release Date: September 12th

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I consider myself a movie enthusiat, I have seen White House Down almost 15 times and don’t even get me started on the Harry Potter series. I love movies, I prefer action and fantasy but I also like romance, comedy and movies about World War Two.

I am sorry for the list being so long, here are some awesome movies that come out before the end of the year.

 

The Greatest Showman: Trailer // Release Dates

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Don’t let the movie poster fool you, it has an amazing trailer.

Home Again: Trailer // Release dates

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Breathe: Trailer // Release Dates

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Justice League: Trailer // Release Dates

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Pitch Perfect 3: Trailer // Release Dates

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Ferdinand: Trailer // Release Dates

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I watch a lot of Tv Shows, more than I like to admit, actually. My favourites include The 100 and How To Get Away With Murder, you can see my Top 5 in this post.

Recently I have found a tv shows that seems really interesting and will be airing on October.

 

The Good Doctor: Trailer // Release date: September 26th

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FREDDIE HIGHMORE!

 

And this is pretty much every movie, book and tv show release I’m looking forward to in the last months of 2017.

Are you excited for something that is going to be released soon? 

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The Harry Potter Spells Tag

Greatings fellow book lovers.

I think a big important thing about the book community is Harry Potter, half, or maybe more, of us consider J.K. Rowling a queen, me included. Harry Potter is one of the best series ever, I would be the happiest person ever if I could enter in this amazing world.

This book tag was originally created by Turtle Symphaty on youtube, I’ll link the video here but for some reason it is no longer available.

Here it goes, the Harry Potter Spells Tag:

1. EXPECTO PATRONUM : A childhood book connected to good memories.

CapturarNever Kiss a Witch! is the obvious answer for this one. I loved this book so much when I was a kid, I remember it was the first book that gave me the butterflies.

Something that I really enjoyed as a kid, actually nowadays i still enjoy it, is when the main character understands that the popular guy doesn’t deserve her attention and she finds other person that actually likes her, I believe I always valued the fact that you know that you deserve better than some stupid guy who believes he’s the center of the universe.

When I was looking for the goodreads link for Never kiss a witch!, I found out that it is actually a series and not a stand alone like I always thought it was, now I feel bad for my younger self, I should have read them all, they were really funny and sweet.

2. EXPELLIARMUS: A book that took you by surprise.

When I received this book I must admit that I was kind of disappointed, my sister had received Everything, Everything in the same day and I was just like “How can she have the book that I’ve been craving for?”. Overall, I ended up dnf-ing Everything, Everything and giving 4 starts to Finding Audrey on goodreads.

I am fully aware that Finding Audrey is full of flaws, the writing is not perfect, the side characters are not the best, but it doesn’t matter that much when you have a main character dealing with an issue that is very relatable nowadays, but even though this is a usual subject, it is never analysed enough and the way that the author deals with anxiety in here is really genuine.

 3. PRIOR INCANTATO: The last book you read.

I was very convinced that I would hate The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater as soon as I picked it out, but I wanted to see if the hype was true. When I finished it here’s what I published on goodreads:

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Maggie Stiefvater has the power of leaving me speechless whenever I finish one of her books, I can never organize my ideias and my feelings. I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO EVERYONE!

4. ALOHAMORA: A book that introduced you to a genre you had not considered before.

I have never been into non-fiction before, I thought that I wouldn’t like it, but turns out I read an amazing book called We should all fe feminists, since then I have read another book that was non-fiction and now I am really looking forward to read more books about feminism.

The other day, I came across this post about We Should All Be Feminists and I believe you should read it, the author has an amazing point of view about this topic and she has so much talent when it comes to writing.

I know that I talk about this book in every single tag, but I love it with every cell I have. 😁

5. RIDDIKULUS: A funny book you’ve read.

I think we all agree that the Percy Jackson books are funny as hell, the book I am going to choose for this one is Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, I read it last year and I remember laughing so much while I was reading it.

I learned some things with this book:  1. I was right when I said that greek mythology was not boring at all; 2. HERA THREW LITTLE HEPHAESTUS OUT OF THE WINDOW! 3. That was lots of incest between the gods. 😒😒

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6. SONORUS: A book you think everybody should know about.

I was here by Gayle Forman is a book that deals with suicide so you should have that in mind before picking it up.

Cody and Megan were best friends, inseparable, until Megan commites suicide and suddenly Cody starts to question how much did she actually knew about Megan’s recent life. Cody can’t handle the fact that Megan is dead, so she tries to find people to blame for her death.

This is an emotional story about redemption and “finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss”.

I think that suicide is kind of a tabu topic on our society, you don’t want to talk about it when it happens in other families, you are not able to talk about it when it happens in yours. This has to change.

Something you must keep in mind is that this is your life, and even if you don’t have a saying on not getting depressed, you have a saying on getting better, you choose to get better. There is always something worth being alive for. Life is a gift, please don’t throw it away. 

If you want to talk, you can contact me on twitter, talking makes things better, talking to a stranger may be easier than talking to a loved one.

7. OBLIVIATE: A book or spoiler you would like to forget having read.

If you read The Death Cure and died on page 250 you know what I am talking about. I got spoiled for a mind blowing part of the Maze Runner trilogy and even though I cried like a baby when I read it, I believe it would have been diferent if I didn’t knew about it, it would have surprised me and killed me.

8. IMPERIO: A book you had to read for school.

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I read many books for school, I liked one. I just think that it would be better if they upgraded the books that we are forced to read to books that actually mean something to our society, that can make us better citizens.

The books I read gave an awesome ideia of what was the society in 1875 and 1717, it really does, but we should be reading about books that give us an ideia of the poor society we live in nowadays.

That’s why I liked “Felizmente há luar!” (fortunately there’s moonlight!) because, unlike the others, they talk about people that are willing to fight for what’s right and for what they believe in.

 

9. CRUCIO: A book that was painful to read.

Everything, Everything, I hated the main character, it was disappointing to read such a genuine ideia being thrown out.

 

10. AVADA KADAVRA: A book that could kill (interpret as you will).

Leigh Bardugo ia a genious and Six Of Crows took over my life. The back stories of the six main character can kill you, I am warning you, it is emotional as hell.

As I’ve said before, if someone ever decides to make an adaptation out of this duology, PLEASE, let me play Nina, I’ll probably kill an amazing adaptation but PLEASE!

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Top 5 Thursday: Books that have personal meaning to me

Everytime I read a book it means something to me, I’ll probably remember something about it forever, but these books are different, these books mean special things to me, personal things.

I can’t choose only one book out of this series, I always loved them all. When I was a kid, my godmother used to give me tons of books, she thought every ocasion was good to give a book, I remember that she gave the first ones when I didn’t even knew how to read. Geronimo Stilton was the series that marked my childhood the most.

Geronimo Stilton was and still is a big part of my life, I own 15 books and also some movies. I don’t quite know why this was such an important thing on my childhood, I devored those books, I believe they were the first books I read about mystery and crime solving. Today I consider it to be the series that got me into reading.

 

  • Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix: Goodreads

I’ll admit it, please don’t throw rocks at me, I read Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire before I read the rest, actually I’m reading them in order now.

There I was, a 12 year old girl spending some days on her uncle’s house, with a 800 pages book on her hands, excited like hell to read it. I read this book in 4 days and as soon as I finished it, I started rereading it.

Everytime I am feelling down I reread this book or the one that is bellow this one. Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix still is, to this day, my favourite Harry Potter book and I believe it is going to keep like this.

 

4.12 stars of rating on goodreads, pretty good, but not enough, this book deserves all the starts for a simple reason: it has the character that everyone in the book community was waiting to read about.

Cath is like us, a fangirl, she reads, she writes and she is considered one of the most relatable characters I have ever read about. Fangirl has different and unique characters.

Relatablility is the thing that puts this book in this list, every time I read Fangirl it speaks to me in a very magical way, I can, without even trying, to place myself in Cath’s place.

 

I read this book in an afternoon, it was the fastest book I read in my life, I loved every single sentence of it and I will read it and recommend it and quote it to anyone who believes gender inequality is a non-existent thing. *Mr.whompa loompa, president of USA*.

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Because of this book you can see that in my blog’s sidebar, specifically on my Get To Know Me text, I consider myself a feminist and I’ve been doing it since I read this book, it doesn’t mean I wasn’t a feminist before, I just started calling myself a feminist then because I realized that it was a bigger issue than i thought.

This book made me the activist that I am today, last year, in the same class, I managed to make a public speaking about Gender Equality ( in which a got 20/20) and a essay about environment, two things that I am really passionate about.

 

I finished reading this amazing book in June 18th, I created this blog a couple of days after it. This was the book that got me into blogging.

None of my friends reads fantasy, most of them are into contemporary and romance so when I finished acomaf I had an urge to talk to someone about it, it was he best book I read this year and the feelings that it left me with were taking over my life. Therefore I created High Lady’s Library which now is big part of my life.

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