23 June 2017

Anai Greog Art

Some beautiful and colourful creations by the artist Anai Greog.

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5/5

Growing without a mother has to be one of the most difficult things a child has to accept, but if you saw her killed and how your big sister was shoot, the nightmares will hunt you all of your life.
This is the story of Charlotte and Samantha, how their life changed a long time ago...

I loved this book, I would give it a ten, it's a must read, hunting, heartbreaking and dark!
Charlotte's story is not easy to forget, talk or think, her life changed in just one day, but it's time to accept the past and start living again... thanks to some horrible actions she will be reunited to her family and maybe start healing some wounds... is she ready?
I am not sure which situation Charlotte has lived is worst, her mother killed or the shooting at the school, both horrible and scary, no one wants to be on any of them, imagine living and surviving both! It surprised me how the police acted on both situations; striking suspects, coercing victims... they didn't want to try to find the truth and what you see it's not always the truth! I know Charlotte father is not quite loved for any of the police members, but you should always be respectful, don't you think?
It was funny all the information the characters drop about science, there are some surprising facts that I loved to learn! 
I liked very much this book and I think it's one of my favourite from Karin Slaugher, it's not from any series, you could feel the emotions on your skin, the pain and nightmares like they are your own, not just a story from a book.
One of the things that shocked me most of the book was when Charlotte tells her sister "I don't feel guilty because I ran away, I feel guilty because I couldn't run faster." I think this sentence will stay with me for a long time, it says so many things in just a few words... sadness, lost hopes, nightmares... 
Are you a good daughter?

20 June 2017

Angular Geometry of Tyler Haywood

Some mesmerising geometry that will keep you hypnotised for a while by Tyler Haywood.

The Things We Thought We Knew by Mahsuda Snaith - Blog Tour

The Things We Thought We Knew by Mahsuda Snaith
Genre: Fiction
Source: Transworld Books

Ravine has spend her last 10 years of her life in bed suffering chronic pain syndrome, since the day her friend Marianne disappeared... 

Since the beginning you feel there's something about Ravine's friend disappearance that we don't know, a mystery that keep you glued to the pages of this book and needing to know more, and the big question, does it have anything to do with Ravine's illness?  
I loved the intersperse stories between the present and Ravine's childhood, so sweet and tender, that make you remember your own dreams and experiences when you were 8 years old. 
My favourite character was Ravine's mother, Amma, her love for her daughter is so big, she will stop all of her life just to be near her daughter and support her, and at the same time she is strong and has enough confidence in her daughter hoping that everything will get better, even if her life has never been easy...
This is not the type of books I normally read, but I loved how Mahsuda Snaith has created a heartwarming story with real-life characters and with a multicultural environment. Be prepared to fall in love with this book.
Do you remember any childhood memory that marked your life?

19 June 2017

Paw Crew Socks

Are you a cat lover and you want to have some cute socks?
Take a look at these super realistic socks, your feet will be like your favourite animal paw!
You can buy it at What On Earth.

The source is My Bored Panda.

Postal Protest

I have to admit I never thought of putting a stamp on my letters to make a protest, but I find it original and the best way to arrive everywhere. This stamps are a political protest, but the idea is great!
You can buy these "stamps" at Postal Protest.

18 June 2017

Feline Bakery by qrtrs

A delicious Feline Bakery created by Courtney (qrtrs) enjoy!

Sugarbird x Disney

Are you searching for some original clothes for this Summer with a Disney design?
Take a look at the Sugarbird x Disney Collaboration, you will fall in love with all the pieces!

17 June 2017

Walking Your Octopus by Brian Kesinger

I haven't had the pleasure to meet Victoria and Otto before, but I love their stories created by the artist Brian Kesinger. There are a few books to read, paint or dress, take a look at these funny and cute characters, you will love them! ;)

Exquisite by Sarah Stovell

Exquisite by Sarah Stovell
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: Orenda Books
Rating: 4/5

"'My own mother is a nightmare - possibly not as big nightmare as yours, but a nightmare nonetheless - and I used to worry that I'd be like her. But I've learnt you don't have to be: the future isn't written in stone because of your past. You can change it. You will change it. You can be the mother you wanted for yourself.'"

Not all the love stories have a beautiful ending, that's what we will learn with this tragic story between Bo and Alice. Which is the line between love and obsession? Sometimes this line is blurred and we don't know how to turn back, or maybe we don't want to?
This book talks about obsession, love, lust and suffering; how your childhood, good or bad can influence on your decisions, but never, never, can be the excuse to your behaviour, you always have the chance to decide what you really want. Your past could be your defence, but it's never the real reason of your actions!
Exquisite is not just a story, it has so many sub-plots that at the end you will want to re-read the book to catch and understand everything.
Exquisite is the word I would use to describe this psychological thriller, in which via a beautiful prose we become captivated with these two characters, teacher and alumni, lovers... that on the end they are simply human and just want and need to be loved.
I would love to read more about Alice and Bo's story, will their paths cross again? Will they ever be able to be friends? So many questions but no answers...
Take a breath and start reading Exquisite, it will surprise you!
Have you ever dreamed being a writer?