Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Charlie, Presumed Dead | Book Review

In Paris, family and friends gather to mourn the tragic passing of Charlie Price—young, handsome, charming, a world-traveler—who is presumed dead after an explosion. Authorities find only a bloodied jacket, ID’d as Charlie’s. At the funeral, two teens who are perfect strangers, Lena Whitney and Aubrey Boroughs, make another shocking discovery: they have both been dating Charlie, both think Charlie loved them and them alone, and there is a lot they didn’t know about their boyfriend. Over the next week, a mind-bending trip unfolds: first in London—then in Mumbai, Kerala, and Bangkok, the girls go in search of Charlie. Is he still alive? What did their love for him even mean? The truth is out there, but soon it becomes clear that the girls are harboring secrets of their own.

I went into this book thinking it was going to be a great book and was disappointed. It was badly written. The character development was bad. It got annoying because we were not aware of the secrets the girls were keeping and once we found out they didn't seem like a big deal. The ending was horrible and I would hate to think that there is a second book because everything could have been resolved in this book. This book was slow it would have been better to have given us everything in this book instead of something that felt like the beginning of a very boring chase, between two girls that don't even love the man they are chasing. Speaking of the two girls, they just met and act like they have known each other their whole lifetime. It is a very annoying book. I gave it 3 stars, but I might have to bump it down to 2.  I did get this book months ahead of the release date so I am hoping that it was a rough cut of the actual book, if so I would like to see the finished product and see if the ending changes. If the author made some changes then this book will be better. The overall story and minor details are good, but I hated the writing and the way the characters acted around each other.
This book comes out next week June 2, 2015.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

OOTD: The Babysitter's Club

Hello everyone! 
Sorry for last week's late post, it was a scheduled post and there was a weird glitch. 
Anyway, I have been helping my mom babysit since last week so yesterday I decided to wear a comfy outfit. Also, I have been participating in a few readathons so I wanted to be comfortable while I read. I usually seek comfort in my clothes anyways, so this outfit is something similar to what I usually always wear. So here is what I wore yesterday...
The shirt was brand new from Walmart, it was supposed to be around $9, but at the check out it was reduced to $5. The pants were given to me by my mom last year and they are super comfortable. The shoes are actually two sizes too big (originally my sister's shoes), but they are my go to right now.

My nephews came over last night, so my nephew took these pictures for me. He thinks it's fun, so why not take a few right. Plus, it's been a long time since I shared an outfit post.

Let me know what you'd like to see me post about in the comments below.
Until next time,

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Book Review: This is Sadie

Sadie is a little girl with a big imagination. She has been a girl who lived under the sea and a boy raised by wolves. She has had adventures in wonderland and visited the world of fairytales. She whispers to the dresses in her closet and talks to birds in the treetops. She has wings that take her anywhere she wants to go, but that always bring her home again. She likes to make things -- boats out of boxes and castles out of cushions. But more than anything Sadie likes stories, because you can make them from nothing at all. For Sadie, the world is so full of wonderful possibilities ... This is Sadie, and this is her story.

This was a quick read since it is a children's book. I decided to read it to my nephews to get the input from its targeted audience. I filmed they're rating so click the video below to see what they rated it.

For those who are planning to read the book to someone, the book is a quick read and the pictures are great. There isn't much of a story, but the overall idea of the book is cute. It's the perfect book to introduce books into a children's world. 
I gave this book a 3 out of 5 because the message was simple and I liked that, but there was no actual story.

If you are in need of new books for your children this book is out Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

*I received a digital copy of the book through NetGalley for review. I am not sponsored by anyone and all opinions are my own.*

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Cinco de Mayo

Hello Everyone and Happy Cinco de Mayo!
That was me in elementary school in one of our Cinco de Mayo celebrations. It used to be so fun we used to dance according to what grade we were in and dress up for it and after everyone danced we had a small sort of carnival where we could win prizes. I actually won a goldfish once during Cinco de Mayo, it died a few days afterwards and I buried it in my backyard, but I thought it was cool. In fifth grade we got a new principal and the festivities just weren't the same anymore, after elementary school the day just wasn't celebrated the same way. I'm not sure if my school district is the only one that went all out to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but I would like to know if anyone experienced any similar festivities wherever you grew up and went to school. 

Cinco de Mayo is just one of the many events I enjoyed celebrating in school. It was one of those holidays everyone participated in, but didn't really understand. So, for those who don't celebrate it, but hear about it through social media all you need to know is that it is not Mexico's Independence Day (that's actually in September). 

Another special day that is coming up this weekend is Mother's Day (American/Mexican) so I would like to say an early Happy Mother's Day to my readers. My niece is going to be 1 year old this weekend as well so that's going to be another celebration. This month is full of celebrations that I haven't even mentioned yet and I can't wait.