The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner) REVIEW

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)By James Dashner
Pages: 374
Publisher: Delacorte Press

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He's surrounded by strangers--boys whose memories are also gone.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out--and no one's ever made it through alive.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

What a fine piece of adventure. The story started of quite direct, but with all the made-up words it was a bit hard keeping up. But the author did a great job explaining the words, and I eventually learned them all. The story got me hooked at page 32 (I wrote it down), and that's very early in. I couldn't put the book down, It was so fast-paced. 
Every chapter is very intense and eventful. The Maze Runner got a high suspense-level. It's never quite boring or even just okay. Every chapter is fantastic. 

My heart-rate always went up to 180, and that had me very exhausted. I've never been THIS exhausted by a book. You never know what might happen, and that sets you on edge. 
TMR is not only filled with suspense and events, but it's also darn hilarious. It's quite shocking, that a story about teenagers who are literally fighting everyday to survive can be hilarious. 

What shocked me the most though was the ending. I didn't expect a sad ending but that's what I got... 
But the sadness was forgotten from the time I read that WTF epilogue. It made no sense at all. I'm scared to even think about what it could have meant......

Maze runner : i dödens labyrintAv James Dashner
Sidor: 368
Förlag: Semic

När Thomas vaknar upp i en hiss minns han ingenting, bara sitt eget namn. När hissdörrarna öppnas möter Thomas en stor grupp tonårskillar, som liksom han själv har fått sina minnen raderade. De är inlåsta i ett stort område som omges av höga stenmurar.

Allt de vet är att dörrarna till en enorm labyrint som omger dem öppnas varje morgon, och varje kväll stängs de. Labyrinten myllrar av dödliga faror, och väggarna i den flyttas dessutom varje natt.
På något sätt måste de försöka hitta ut, men hur?

Då händer något oväntat - Teresa skickas dit. Hon är den första tjejen någonsin som kommit. Det v
erkar som om hon och Thomas känner varandra sedan tidigare. Vad betyder det? Kan hon vara till hjälp när de ska försöka ta sig därifrån levande? Och vem vet vilka svar som väntar där ute ? 

Vilken fin äventyrsresa. Historien började ganska direkt, men med alla påhittade ord var det lite svårt att hålla reda på vad som hände, men författaren gjorde ett bra jobb med förklaringen av dessa ord, och jag lärde mig så småningom dem alla. Jag var fast vid The Maze Runner vid sida 32 (jag skrev ner det), och det är mycket tidigt. Jag kunde inte lägga ner boken, en riktig bladvändare!

Varje kapitel är mycket intensiv och händelserik. TMR har en hög spänning-nivå. Det är aldrig riktigt tråkigt eller bara okej. Varje kapitel är fantastiskt.

Mitt hjärta gick på 180 under hela läsningen, och det gjorde mig väldigt utmattad. Jag har aldrig varit så utmattad av en bok. Man vet aldrig vad som kan hända, och det är nästan obehagligt, på ett väldigt förunderligt sätt. 
TMR är inte bara fylld med spänning och händelser, men det är också jäkligt humoristisk. Det är ganska chockerande, att en berättelse om tonåringar som bokstavligen kämpar varje dag för att överleva kan vara rolig. 

Vad chockade mig mest var dock slutet. Jag förväntade mig inte ett sorgligt slut, men det är vad jag fick ...
Men sorgen glömdes från det att jag läste WTF epilogen. Den var helt oförståerlig. Vad kommer egentligen hända nu? Det får vi väl reda på i nästa bok....


TAG: How to be successful in high school.

*Popping a Strepsile in my mouth*
*Taking a sip from my cup of strawberry tea*
*Adjusting my headphones*

I'm finally a senior!!!
Last school year took my breath away with all the work, but I survived, I don't know how, but I honestly don't even care. Not a single tad bit. 

Anyway. I'm almost done with High School. Almost. I can practically smell the victory. It feels lika yesterday that I started my first year. My freshman year. 

Sweet years.  
Many people would call me a successful student. I get good grades, I'm friends with almost every single student at out school, I get invited to high-school parties and i'm the president of Mikael Elias Elevkår (student body union). I workout, I blog, eat, chill and sleep. 

How do you manage all that, and keep your sanity in check?
I'm here to make it easier for you. I had to go crazy and depressed to know where the limit goes. I hope you won't have to go trough all of that to find the balance. That's why i'm writing this post. To help you. 

The first step to living a successful life as a student is to get a calender. And plan your life. Not only your exams and homework. If your doing anything after school, any sport, etc. Write it down. Plan it ahead. Then you will actually see if you have the time or not to do everything that you want to do. 
Do not, however get to carried away. Be realistic. It's important to remember that you cannot always be up and about. You have to rest and just chill sometimes too. Many students forget that. 

Staying organized will help you a lot. A messy locker or working area tend to make your life a lot messier. Keep it neat and you will feel better. Trust me. 

Always remember that school IS important. But that doesn't mean that you have to be a "nerd" (I am however a proud nerd). It's all about planning ahead, and knowing WHY you are studying. For me it's all about university. What's it about for you? Even though you don't plan on going to UNI school is very important. It helps you a lot when you're about to get a job etc.

As I've said before - school is important. But so is social life. For a lot of people it's easier to get straight A's than keeping up a social life. And especially in High school. I was blessed to find my school, I haven't met a single mean soul, and I see every student as my friend. I don't care what they prefer to dress in, how they title themselves or who they prefer to sleep with. I'll always be nice to every student. People might have told you that niceness won't get you anywhere, and that is not true. There's a BIG difference in being nice and weak. Learn it. Master it. 
But I know how it is to not have  many friends. My main tip for you is to get involved in something that you care about. Something that you enjoy. It could be anything. For me it was joining the youth council (Middle grade) and then when I began in high school I got active in the Student body union. 

So we've gone trough how important planning is, school is, and why you should stay active and involved in things you enjoy. And why you need to take care of yourself every now and then. But There is one last step we haven't discussed. And it's the most cliche one.

Be yourself. I'm not even kidding. People in grad school didn't like me that much, but I never changed. I knew there wasn't anything wrong with having a loud personality and standing out. And I was right. You will find people who'll love you for you, and so many opportunities will be heading your way because of who you are. Don't miss them by being someone you're not. 

xoxo Lihini



Heart on a Chain REVIEW

Heart on a ChainBy Cindy C. Bennett
Pages: 322

17-year-old Kate has lived her whole life in abject poverty, with an alcoholic father and drug-addicted mother, who severely abuses Kate. At school, her second-hand clothing marks her as a target. Her refusal to stand up for herself makes her the recipient of her classmates taunts and bullying. That is, until Henry returns. 

Henry Jamison moved away six years earlier, just as he and Kate had begun to develop feelings for one another. He returns to find the bright, funny, outgoing girl he had known now timidly hiding in corners, barely speaking to anyone around her, suspicious of even him. 

Kate can't figure out what game Henry is playing with her - for surely it is a game. What else would the gorgeous, popular boy from her past want with her? 

Kate finally decides to trust Henry's intentions, opening her heart to him. Just when it seems he might be genuine in his friendship, tragedy strikes, threatening everything Kate has worked so hard to gain. Can Henry help her to overcome this new devastation, or will it tear them apart forever?

so. bad.

This book shows you that you can't do anything unless a guy gives it to you, as a girl you are just mentally unstable, nope, never trust your mind to take a single good decision and everything that happens to you in life is just so weird and you deserve none of it. Yep.



I hate it when authors write boring and weak characters. She had a crappy home life. I'd rather see her grow strong and conquer it than hide behind a guy.

Most of the things that happened in this book had be on the verge of turning all Teen Wolf mad, but I'm no wolf so I never turned.


Trust in Me (Wait for You #1.5) REVIEW

Trust in Me (Wait for You, #1.5)By J. Lynn
Pages: 352
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse

Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life – literally – he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up. He can’t get the feisty and intriguing girl out of his head.

Avery has secrets, secrets that keep her from admitting the feelings Cam knows she has for him. Will persistence (and some delicious homemade cookies) help him break down her barriers and gain her trust? Or will he be shut out of Avery's life, losing his first real shot at the kind of love that lasts forever?

I'm a true sucker for romance novels.

I've already read this novel from Avery's POV and liked it immensly.
Same goes for this one. Cameron is so free spirited and truly drool-worthy. He is very down to earth and cares a lot about other people, which for me made him a bit more special. Not just care like "Are you fine, do you need any help?" but makes it his business to make everything right for the people he cares about.

Nothing really came as a surprise in this book since I'd already read the first book but I enjoyed it anyway :)


Just one Day REVIEW

Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)By Gale Forman
Pages: 400
Publisher: Speak

Allyson Healey's life is exactly like her suitcase—packed, planned, ordered. Then on the last day of her three-week post-graduation European tour, she meets Willem. A free-spirited, roving actor, Willem is everything she’s not, and when he invites her to abandon her plans and come to Paris with him, Allyson says yes. This uncharacteristic decision leads to a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy: 24 hours that will transform Allyson’s life.

One of the weirdest books I've ever read in my entire life.
And I'm old.

or at least I am according to my 5 year old cousin.

I've never met a more annoying and stuck up character than Willhem. He doesn't seem to care whether or not he hurts Allyson aka Lulu and is just so insensitive. She doesn't deserve what he did to her. At all.

Allyson is as nice as a person can get. Very lovely. I love her journey, it's very intresting to follow her trough this and see her develop as a character. It's a very important book about finding yourself, and Forman really emphasis the fact that we are always lost. We just handle it in different ways. Where some see unknown streets others see a new adventure.

I went in to this book expecting a nice light summer read, but that was not what I ended up with. This book got me thinking a lot about depression, which wasn't exactly he subject I wanted to think about on my vacation in Crete. But I don't regret reading the book.

This book makes me want to discover Paris all over again. And just discover the world with different eyes.

You should not read this book if you are looking for a funny contemporary book. This is not it.


Tempting the Player REVIEW

Tempting the Player (Gamble Brothers, #2)By Jennifer L. Armentrout
pages: 200
Publisher: Entangled

He's a player on and off the field...

Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with…and that’s the last thing Chad needs.

When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad’s manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multi-million dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he'll have to convince everyone Bridget isn’t just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend.

Being blackmailed into a fake relationship with Chad Gamble isn’t easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it's going to take every ounce of willpower they have not to fall into bed together...or in love.

Seriously. Super mega cute.

I can't help but falling in love with Chad. He is one hawt player.
Everything about this book screams romance and fun.

I love it when Armentrout writes from a guys POW, because their minds are just more dirty and more entertaining to be in.

Not even ashamed to admit that I like it. Nope.

I didn't to like it as much as I did, and that ending was just so freaking beatiful. a solid 4 star indeed.