Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Me Before You: By JoJo Moyes

Hey readers,  I'm here today to share a great novel that I hope you all get the opportunity to delve into at some point in your lives. This book, if you look it up, will say that it is a romance novel however, it is so much more. My heart was definitely not prepared for the words that I read.

This book is about Louisa Clark who lives an ordinary life. She has a boyfriend whom she's been with for 9 years, she still lives with her family, her mom, dad, sister and her sister's son. Ever since Louisa was fired from her small paying coffee shop job, she has been looking for work to support her parents and her sister who desires to go to University. When she receives a job as a caretaker with no prior experience in care taking, she was sure it would just be an unbearable job. Since the pay was much better than she would get at any other place that wouldn't require qualifications, she took the job.

Will Traynor, the one whom she would be taking care of for the next six months, is a quadriplegic due to a car accident. When she first met Will, he was withdrawn, moody and obnoxious. Louisa struggled to go to work everyday because of his obnoxious slurs. Since Louisa isn't apt to treat him with utter kindness just because of his condition, he begins to open up to her. Louisa becomes the only one who has made him happy since his accident.

However, Will has a secret that Louisa eventually discovers and has to figure out how to come to terms with it.

I wrote a lot about this book because I truly want you all to read this book. The author did a brilliant job of making the reader love the characters on her pages.  You will laugh, you will cry - just be prepared with a box of tissues!  I have nothing else to say but urge you to read this book!  This book has made it to my top 5.  And if you do, you can look forward to the movie which I heard is coming out in March 2016.

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Rae Sparks

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Fifth Wave: By Rick Yancey

Hey readers, Happy New Year!

I have a great new Sci-Fi book to share with you all. The Fifth Wave is a book I've heard about for a while now and I have finally picked it up.  I decided to read this book due to the fact that I realized the movie is coming out soon and I thought I should give the book a try first before I went and saw the movie. Because like we all know, no movie can ever live up to the wonders of a book.

The First Wave cut out their power, technology, and anything that ran on electricity or batteries.  It was all gone, totally wiped out. The Second Wave earth quakes and tsunamis ravaged the coast and destroyed all the major cities and flooded the coasts. The Third Wave was the blood plague. The disease killed most of the world's population. The only ones that survived were those who were immune or survived by luck. The Fourth Wave was where the motto "trust no one" came into play. You couldn't tell a human from an "Other".

Since the "Others", or aliens, arrived, the world has gone into complete and total turmoil. Cassie who lost her mother to the plague was left to fend for herself after her fathers death and after her brother was taken. She promised her brother, Sammy, that she would get him back. With the constant issue of trust, Cassie never knows who's human and who's not. There is also constant danger of being killed by others. When Cassie is shot in the leg by an "Other" she has no choice but to put her trust in Evan Walker; the person who could be her only chance of finding her brother. She is confused but must do what she has to do to keep her promise.

I hope you all enjoy this riveting Sci-Fi filled, action packed, romantic book and that you read it before seeing the movie that comes out later this month. I know you won't regret it.

Your Friend
Rae Sparks