On the Fence REVIEW

On the FenceBy Kasie West
Pages: 296
Publisher: HarperTeen

For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she's spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.

To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can't solve Charlie's biggest problem: she's falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

Easy to read, enjoyable,cliché and romantic. Indeed a nice book to end the summer with! There's not so much to say about this book, other than that it's very sweet and has a nice language. It's a very typical YA lovestory, and I enjoy that kind of books a lot actually.


Blog event with Magnus Ljunggren and Maria Nygren (Hosted by Bonnier Carlsen)

I was asked to lead a blog event two weeks ago, and of course I accepted. I love meeting authors, readers, bloggers and TeenBookaLover readers out in real life. It's always a pleasure.

The event took place on PunktMedis in Stockholm, and Bonnier Carlsen where the ones behind it all.

Magnus Ljunggren and Maria Nygren both released new books. I've read them both and enjoyed them a lot. I loved talking with the authors, they were super adorable. The seats got all occupied which was very nice to see. I think the bloggers who where there would enjoy the books, and lucky them, they got BOTH books in their goodie bags ;)

Make sure to check out the books!

Magnus Ljunggren - Skärvor av J
Maria Nygren - Miriam om Natten

Photographer: Elvira Gidlund


Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) REVIEW

Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, #5)By Richelle Mead
Pages: 416
Publisher: Razorbill

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. 

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .


I got my action, romance, grief, I got everything that I waited for! Silver Shadows was kick-ass, seriously, some true spirit-kick-ass.

Can we talk about Sydney for a bit? Just a second. Thank you. Girl-power alll the way!!!
She's turning into this strong proganist we knew she always was, and she's using her magic like it's been her true passion her whole life and not something she learned to accept a couple of months ago . It's fantastic to see her embrace her true self without even questioning it. She is so strong trough it all, and it makes me so proud. 

Seeing what the Alchemist are capable of gives me true chills. THEY are the cruel people! They are not much better than the Strigoi's. As we know they took Sydney to re-education. 
That's just been a word to us for so long. We've heard people talk about it, but we've never actually been there, until now. And all our fears of what might be inside there comes alive. It's horrible in a manipulative way. But Sydney is so s t r o n g. She really outdid her in this book. I did however question how the events were going to affect her relationship with Adrian...

And speaking of... Gosh I love him. I don't know how I could say anthing about him without it all being biased. He's one of my favorite characters. He and Magnus Bane might be tied for first place. 

Overall I was very, very VERY pleased with the outcome of this book. The last one was a true dissapointment but not this one. Not at all. I'm hoping to see more of the other characters from Vampire Academy in the last book! 

Last book. Oh God. 


Allt och lite till REVIEW

Allt och lite tillAv Sarah Dessen
Sidor: 430
Förlag: Raben & Sjögren

Luke är verkligen den perfekta pojkvännen. Snäll, snygg och pålitlig. Emaline och han har varit tillsammans i flera år och deras förhållande är helt perfekt. Eller? Sommaren efter high school börjar Emaline ifrågasätta allting. Räcker livet i den trygga småstaden Colby och en framtid med Luke, eller vill hon ha mer? Ska hon satsa på en riktigt bra utbildning och en lysande karriär, som hennes pappa vill? Och när den spännande New York-killen Theo dyker upp i Colby för att arbeta med en dokumentärfilm ställs allting på sin spets.

En utav de bästa böckerna Sarah Dessen har skrivit. 

Men med tanke på att jag ogillat alla hennes andra böcker sger inte detta så jättemycket.

Den var rolig att läsa, och huvudkaraktären var en klok tjej som man lätt kunde tycka om, men romantiken i boken var väldigt otrovärdig och fick mig att vilja spy lite då och då.


The Distance Between Us REVIEW

The Distance Between UsBy Kasie West
Pages: 312
Publisher: Harper Teen

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

I dislike the poor vs rich talk that's going on in Caymen's head. She's very judgmental and I think it has a lot to do with her father. She believes that money changes people, and the richer someone is - the worse. Her mother is even worse. Her beliefs about rich people is so strong that she has even made her daughter believe them. And Caymen just believes it. She's never been friends with someone from the "other side of the road". As I said before, judgmental. And It's quite paradox actually, because she believes that rich people are the snobs and that they are the people who won't be friends with anyone, and she think they are the judgmental people, when in reality she is no better. I don't exactly know why an author would do something like that. It's an embarrassing mistake. 

And then we have the male lead character - Xander. 
Rich in all ways, but he doesn't fit in with Caymen's description of rich. Yes, that DOES make her all kinds of nervous. 

He is nice, considerate and very caring. He has a big heart and I do see why anyone would fall for him. He cares about Caymen a lot. But because of her (STUPID) beliefs she just cannot accept it. She tries to make up all kinds of reasons for him to be playing her. Every slightest single little mistake he does she draw parallels with him being "beyond rich" and that's why he make so unforgetableeee mistakes. Le sigh.

Something I still don't understand is why they even like each other. Or more like, why HE likes her. He is too good for her. 

The story ended very abrupt, like the author just couldn't wait to get it finished. I would have enjoyed another chapter. Xander made The Distance Between Us enjoyable.