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Alien spaceships appear, hovering above Earth's major cities like a giant cloud of doom threatening to wipe out humanity. (Yes, this is from the movie Independence Day). Which two characters do you take with you to fight the aliens?

So, let me get this straight, I can't choose all of the characters from the Gone series by Michael Grant? No? No option at all? 

Amy from Dorothy Must Die can kick some ass and isn't scared for aliens. I mean, she has seen some weird things in Oz. So aliens, not so scary. She also would make a great companion. Her snarky comments would make me forget about the whole fighting against the aliens issue. 

And I also would pick Cas from Anna Dressed in Blood. He's just a younger version of Dean in Supernatural, so why not pick him? That's a good enough reason, right?

Who would you pick?


Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendara Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendara Blake
Release date: October, 2011
Pages: 316
Source: Borrowed

My feelings: 

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home. Yet she spares Cas's life.

My review:
I wanted to read Anna Dressed in Blood for so long now and when I saw it at the libraryI almost did a happy dance. Happy dances are kind of my thing when I find a book that I'm excited about. Just so you know. 

I liked Cas as a main character. He was strong, determined, knows his place and what he wants in life. The other characters are great aswell, but not a lot of depth to them. 

The plot is fast-paced. There are truly no boring parts in this book. The story, the setting, literally almost everything made me think of the TV show Supernatural, which I'm a huge fan of. So I absolutly loved the story. 

I'm not sure why there is a sequal to this book. It really wasn't necessary. If my library has book number two, I will read it, otherwise I probably won't.


Never let you go by Emma Carlson Berne

Never let you go by Emma Carlson Berne 
Release date: December, 2012
Pages: 240
Source: Bought

My feelings:

Megan never meant to hurt her best friend, Anna. She made a mistake, and she’s spent all year trying to regain Anna’s trust. So when Anna invites her to spend the summer on her uncle’s farm, Megan is excited…and relieved. The past is finally behind them.
On the farm, Anna quickly falls for Jordan, a rugged summer-hand. Megan and Jordan have their own spark, but Megan’s betrayed  Anna once before and she’s not about to do it again. Still, the more time that Megan and Jordan spend together, the harder it is to deny their chemistry. But Anna doesn’t like to be ignored—and she doesn’t forgive and forget. 
What started out as the perfect summer is about to take a very dark turn.

My Review:
I love these kind of books. They remind me of Rosebush and Still Waters (same author) they were short reads aswell, but very scary and exciting to read. 

Never let you go was kind of like those books. I say kind off, because there wasn't a lot of character, friendship or love development.

Anna is crazy, truly pshycho. Seriously, whooh, I do not want to meet someone like Anna. A big no no! At times I felt irritated by Megans actions. Why did she just not call the cops? Or tell an adult about her crazy ass friend? 

I love the setting of the book. I haven't read a lot of books where the characters were on a farm. I could picture the farm, the shed where the girls slept, the kitchen where they ate breakfast, everything was like a picture in my mind. The farm setting made the story creepier.

Never let you go is not a very scary read, but it's very entertaining. You will love and hate the characters, get annoyed by them and care for them. 
A great book to read when you're into mysteries and crazy, freaky friends.


Short wrap-up & February TBR | 2018

Of the six books I put on my January TBR I only read three and I'm on chapter four in the Chinese novel that I'm reading. As I mentioned in my January TBR, the possibility was there that I would read other books that I didn't put on my tbr pile and I did! I read three other books. In total I finished reading six books. Woohoo! 2018 has started really good! 

The books I read are:

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page
The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Page
Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
The Lost Causes by Alyssa Embree Schwartz
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

Still reading:
去别处, Go outside 

My February TBR is very small, for now two books. The must read book from last month is still on the tbr list for this month. I need to start and finish it. The book is Flight Season by Marie Marquardt (e-book). I also want to continue reading 去别处, Go outside.

Tomorrow I'm going to the library and if I pick up a book I will let you know! 


The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane
Release date: January, 2018
Pages: 247
Source: Netgalley & Skyscape

My feelings: 

For Clementine Haas, finding herself is more than a nice idea. Ever since she woke up in an Irish hospital with complete amnesia, self-discovery has become her mission.
They tell her she’s the lone survivor of a plane crash. They tell her she’s lucky to be alive. But she doesn’t feel lucky. She feels…lost.
With the relentless Irish press bearing down on her, and a father she may not even recognize on his way from America to take her home, Clementine assumes a new identity and enlists a blue-eyed Irish stranger, Kieran O’Connell, to help her escape her forgotten life…and start a new one.
Hiding out in the sleepy town of Waterville, Ireland, Clementine discovers there’s an upside to a life that’s fallen apart. But as her lies grow, so does her affection for Kieran, and the truth about her identity becomes harder and harder to reveal, forcing Clementine to decide: Can she leave her past behind for a new love she’ll never forget?

My Review:
Who doesn't want to read this book? Look at that cover! It's so cute!
Well, I can tell you guys The Upside of Falling Down isn't a cute, light hearted story. 

Clementine is a confused, worried and conflicted character. She wants to find out who she is, but doesn't want to face her past. I liked Clementine. I thought the way she handled things was not perfect, but as confused as she was I could totally understand. One thing I couldn't really understand was why she took the money Kieran gave her. She said she wanted to be independant, but then turned around and did the opposite of what she wanted to be. Kieran is another great character in the story. He is mysterious, but really caring and kind. Totally swoon worthy! I understood why Siobhan, sister of Kieran, didn't really liked Clementine.

The plot is interesting. Clementine has to find out who she was and who she is now.There is a twist in the story and I never saw it coming. So, yay! 

The title of the book The Upside of Falling Down really describes this story so well. 
If you like contemporaries, try The Upside of Falling Down! 


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