“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Author: Lewis Carroll ISBN: 9781619490222 Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Empire Books First Publication date: November 26th 1865 Number of pages: 92 My Rating: ★★☆☆☆
How I heard about the book: I don’t think there is someone out there who didn’t heard about Alice. There are so many references to this story in movies, music, books, hotels, everywhere, than even if you hadn’t read the story you know about the girl who goes down the rabbit hole. I’ve seen the movies adaptations before, but never sat down to read the original work – or not since I can remember. After finishing Heartless, I found myself wanting to read Alice in Wonderland just to see how much of the real story was transformed by Marissa Meyers and make the connections between the two worlds myself.
When pleased, I beat like a drum. When sad, I break like glass. Once stolen, I can never be taken back. What am I?
Heartless Author: Marissa Meyer ISBN: 9781509814138 Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books Publication date: February 9th 2017 Number of pages: 450 My Rating: ★★★☆☆
How I heard about the book: I received a while ago The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and enjoyed the reading. It was easy, fun, and decided to give a try to other of her work. Browsing for some new books at one moment in time (something that happens quite often), I saw Heartless and decided to add it to my wish-list. So, one day when money wanted to be spent on books, decided to buy it. And I mean… look at that cover. I know, should not judge a book by it’s cover, and I’m not, I just buy the pretty ones.
Being human totally sucks most of the time. Video games are the only thing that make life bearable.
Ready Player One Author: Ernest Cline ISBN: 9780307887436 Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Publication date: August 16th 2011 Number of pages: 374 My Rating: ★★★☆☆
How I heard about the book: I have to say that for the past years I failed miserably watching videos or reading blogs to find out what was new in the book world. I focused on my reading list and the authors I knew and liked, missing out some of the hot stories as they got to see the light of day – unless it was everywhere and I could not escape it (see the Fifty Shades mania that is still going on). One summer day I was browsing around social media when I saw a post from one of my virtual friends about this book hitting the big screen. I didn’t pay too much attention to it at that time, but since then started to see it whenever I went to the bookstore, online or in store. I read a bit the synopsis, can’t say it hooked me from the beginning, and it remained for a while in the back of my mind. Until one day when I spent the afternoon browsing between books in the bookstore while my friend stood there reading the first chapters of Ready Player One. A few days later, the finished book was handled to me smiling – both the owner and the book – and I had to give it a go.Read More »