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The Dead House By: Dawn Kurtagich/ Book Review!

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                                Three Students: Dead

                Carly Johnson: vanished without a trace.

Two decades have passed since an inferno swept through Elmbridge High, claiming the lives of three teenagers and causing one student, Carly Johnson, to disappear. The main suspect: Kaitlyn “the girl of nowhere” Kaitlyn’s diary, discovered in the ruins of Elmbridge High, reveals the thoughts of a disturbed mind. It’s charred pages tell a sinister version of events that took place that tragic night, and the girl of nowhere is caught in the center of it all. But many claim Kaitlyn doesn’t exist, and in a way, she doesn’t-because she is the alter ego of Carly Johnson. Carly gets the day. Kaitlyn has the night. It’s during the night that a mystery surrounding the Dead House unravels and a dark, twisted magic ruins the lives of each student that dares touch it. 

 

This story is written in psychiatric reports, witness testimonials, video footage, and a diary of Kaitlyn! I like how the book was written out and I found it very interesting, but as I got to the half way point I started to get bored, it felt like there weren’t really giving me much to keep my interest it was the same thing over and over again I never really got the answers I wanted from the book! They talked about a younger sister who was adopted and kind of threw her in bits and never really gave her a story, it is mentioned that Kaitlyn is an alter ego, but was it more of a personality disorder? Then Carly disappears and Kaitlyn completely takes over the body! So what happened to Carly?  Even when the story picked up I still felt it was still no giving me what I wanted! The book started out very promising and I hate that I felt this way! So I’m only giving this a 2 star read for me! I know a lot of people out there loved the book, and gave it great reviews and I don’t want to offend anyone who liked the book, but it just wasn’t for me!

Five Feet Apart By: Rachael Lippincott/ Book Review!

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                         Can You love someone you can never touch?

Stella Grant likes to be in control even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant.                                                                                Six feet apart. No Exceptions!

The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trail. Soon he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.

Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment. What if they could steal back just a little bit of space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking?

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Stella has been in and out of the hospital since she was six years old she has become friends with the nursing staff and knows her way around. She is pretty much by the book she has her medication cart set up and organized by her bed side and also invented an app. for your phone to remind you when to take your medication. And she is on the list for the next lung transplant!                                  Will has been to many hospitals around the world, but has not seen the world only the white walls of hospitals, he is tired of trying all these new clinical drugs and is ready to just live his life for once, because he knows someone who has CF doesn’t have much time!

This book was like no other love story, you have ever read before it had me smiling,laughing,crying and angry because all you wanted was for these two people to just be able to holds hands and touch! But how bad will it actually be if they did touch, will it be the end for one of them, will Stella lose her place for a chance for new lungs and be able to live and breathe, and just be normal for a while!                                                                                                                                                CF is a short for Cystic Fibrosis which is a genetic disease that both parents have to be carries of this gene for it to be passed on to an unborn child. It causes persistent lung infections and limits to ability to breathe it cause the lungs to consume mucous! unfortunately there is no cure for this disease there are different cases for CF so every case is different! This book goes into some detail for a day-to-day life of a person who has CF and there struggles!

I give this book a solid 4 out of 5 stars, I loved the authors writing style and how see goes into details I enjoyed how she made you feel the emotions of these characters!

 

 

Rosemary’s Baby By: Ira Levin/ Book Review

 

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Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guy move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and mostly elderly residents. Neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet soon come nosing around to welcome the Woddhouse’s to the building, and despite Rosemary’s reservations about their eccentricity and the weird noises that she keeps, hearing, her husband takes a shine to them.

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If you saw the movie Rosemary’s Baby then you know how the story goes and how it ends the book isn’t much different but you can feel the emotions and horror through the words in this book! This book had me hooked I really enjoyed reading it even though I have watched the movie a few times already! Rosemary and Guy move into the Bramford apartment, they soon become close to the Castavet’s their next door neighbors, Guy takes more of a liking then Rosemary’s she finds Minnie kind of noise. Soon Rosemary becomes pregnant and Minnie won’t leave her alone she recommends Rosemary to her own special doctor, making her special drinks and treats, and giving her a pendent to wear that has an awful smell. This pregnancy is very unusual she is losing weight and has an unbearable pain in her stomach that won’t go away everyone thinks it’s normal including the doctor and say’s it will pass “What are these people crazy” Rosemary’s friends thing! It’s like the baby is sucking the life out of her. Soon Rosemary starts to become suspicious of everyone around her the Castavet’s, her doctor and even Guy she begins not to trust! Could it be too late for Rosemary? I give this book a solid 4 stars!

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P.S. I still love you By: Jenny Han/ Book Review

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Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

arrows1-e1451904359187If you haven’t read To All the Boys I loved before, please do so, before you read this review so you won’t get any spoilers I have a full review on book one here on my blog.

I absolutely love these books it had me hooked since book one! Lara Jean wasn’t sure where this pretend relationship would go with Peter, but they fell for each other and started dating for real. But it does come with some trust issues, and a few bumps, when a video of them goes viral on the internet although they aren’t doing anything wrong but kissing, but to everyone else it seems like more and now the world and anyone can see it. First the letters get sent out, now this! They have no clue who could have done such a thing? There relationship gets tested when Gen Peter’s ex won’t leave him alone, and he always keeps going to her whenever she needs him! Maybe there is still something there between them! And why is he so secretive whenever Lara Jean asks what is going on! Then John Amborse McClaren comes back into the picture and Lara Jean remembers all the feelings she once had for him, the more they hang out! Jenny Han has done is again the way she writes just draws you right in and makes you fall in love with these characters! Not sure yet if I’m Team Peter or Team John!

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The Cellar By: Natasha Preston/ Book Review

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My stomach dropped as a tall, dark-haired man stepped into view. Had he been hiding between the trees? No.Sorry. “Gulping”. I took a step back.” I’m not Lily”. “I’m Summer”. You have the wrong person. “You utter freak”! I could hear my pulse crashing in my ears. How stupid to give him my real name. He continued to stare at me, smiling. It made me feel sick. “You are Lily”, It made me sick. Before I could blink, he threw his arms forward and grabbed me. I tried to shout, but he clasped his hand over my mouth, muffling my screams. I’m going to die!

 

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Summer gets kidnapped by this guy and puts her into a sound proof cellar, when she looks around she notices three other girls there who he also calls by a flower name “WTF” she thinks what is going on? She is completely freaked out, but the other girls are acting like this is normal cooking, cleaning! Are they brainwashed? What is going on down here? Why are they acting this way instead of trying to escape. Her boyfriend and family are frantic what could have happened to her and nobody saw or heard anything they have no leads at all even police can’t seem to find any evidence. They start a party search, post flyers, and have a tip line going! And the kidnapper is right there beside her boyfriend and family willing to help!!! I’m going to give this book a 3 out of 5 stars, it was a bit slow in some parts, but the last few chapters was pretty good and the ending and outcome was a good plot twist! 

 

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