I’d tell you I love you, but then I have to kill you – Ally Carter

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Title: I’d tell you I love you, but then I have to kill you (Gallagher girls #2)
Author: Ally Carter
Publisher: Hachette Childrens Group
Genre: Young adult
Price: €7,99
Rating: 7/10

Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it’s really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she’s an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real “pavement artist”-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her?
Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she’s on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.

This is again a book that I never got to. My grandma’s neighbors  went on a trip to England and they knew I also read in English, that’s why they bought me this book for my birthdaty. That was very nice, especially because the series isn’t very famous in The Netherlands.  However it still took me over 2 years to start reading it, but I did it now.

So Gallagher academy is a school for spies, but as you might expetct nobody may know. That’s why people think it’s a school for rich people who feel to good to do anything and that’s why the people from the village won’t talk to them and hate them.

During a training mission Cammie runs into Josh and they immediatly liked eachother. Normally people have to been look into before they are allowed to have contact with someone at that school. However Cammie didn’t like that, so she start het own research with her friends. This makes the story very funny, because they hardly have experiences with guys. They’re good spies, but it’s all just so funny and awkward.

The fact that they are spies adds a lot to the story. Normally it wouldn’t be a very special book, it might even be a little boring. Now it was a super nice book and it was very renewed, I want more! Luckily there are stil a lot of books in this series to read.

I’ve noticed that not a lot of people in The Netherlands know these books and I don’t really get why. Besides Freaks like us this would be one of the books that I would recomment to people.

 

The Jewel – Amy Ewing

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Title: The Jewel (The lone city #1)
Author: Amy Ewing
Publisher: Harper teen
Genre: Young Adult
Price: €9,99
Rating: 8/10

The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring. Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.
Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence… and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.as een boek waar ik vanaf de eerste keer dat ik het zag al benieuwd naar was. Het schijnt best bekend te zijn, maar eigenlijk had ik er nog nooit van gehoord voordat het in het Nederlands uitkwam. Het lijkt zoals ik van wel meer mensen heb gehoord qua uiterlijk best wel op De selectie serie, maar zelf als het overeenkomstig zou zijn geweest had ik het niet erg gevonden. Ik vond De selectie namelijk erg leuk.

This was a book that I’ve wanted to read from the first time I heard of it. Apparently it’s pretty famous, but I had actually never heard of it before it was published in dutch. The books really look like the books from The selection series, but even if the stories would have been similar I wouldn’t mind. I really liked The selection anyway. Continue reading

Did I mention I love you – Estelle Maskame

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Title: Did I mention I love you (Did I mention I love you #1)
Author: Estelle Maskame
Publisher: Moon
Genre: Young Adult
Price: €9,49
Rating: 8/10

When sixteen-year-old Eden Munro agrees to spend the summer with her estranged father in the beachfront city of Santa Monica, California, she has no idea what she’s letting herself in for. Eden’s parents are divorced and have gone their separate ways, and now her father has a brand new family. For Eden, this means she’s about to meet three new step-brothers.
The eldest of the three is Tyler Bruce, a troubled teenager with a short temper and a huge ego. Complete polar opposites, Eden quickly finds herself thrust into a world full of new experiences as Tyler’s group of friends take her under their wing. But the one thing she just can’t understand is Tyler, and the more she presses to figure out the truth about him, the more she finds herself falling for the one person she shouldn’t – her step-brother.
Throw in Tyler’s clingy girlfriend and a guy who has his eyes set on Eden, and there’s secrets, lies and a whole lot of drama. But how can Eden keep her feelings under control? And can she ever work out the truth about Tyler?
I must say I really enjoy a good love story, but a story about a stepbrother and stepsister? I wasn’t really sure about it and I wasn’t planning on reading it. But after hearing a lot about it from a dutch YouTube who was really enthusiastic about it, I started to doubt. I usually like the same books as she does, so it couldn’t be that bad right?

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Alice in Zombieland – Gena Showalter

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Title: Alice in Zombieland (The white rabbit chronicles #1)
Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin Young Adult
Genre: Young Adult
Price: €17,70,-
Rating: 7/10

If anyone had told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.
Her father was right. The monsters are real.
To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies. Continue reading

Wrong book, wrong moment?

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Do you recognize the moment when you do like the idea of a story, but you couldn’t enjoy it? Ofcourse you will, but do you also know the moment when you totally didn’t like a book and you really don’t know why?  Is it possible to read the wrong book at the wrong moment? And what do you do about it?

I was thinking about this when I was writing the blogpost about series that I want to continue. You can read that here if you want to. I didn’t feel like I read Endgame as well as The testing on the right moment. I had a different reason for both books, but I hope I will reread them anyway. I keep having the feeling that I shouldn’t read the again because i already read them, I rarther read a new book and I have so many negative feelings that I’m a bit prejudiced.

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Freaks like us – Susan Vaught

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Title: Freaks like us
Author: Susan Vaught
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Genre: Young Adult
Price: €11,99
Rating: 9/10

When Jason Milwaukee’s best friend Sunshine vanishes, Jason knows that something is terribly wrong, but solving her disappearance will require pushing through all the voices in his head and then getting the world to listen to him. His schizophrenia is stopping him from remembering the events leading up to her disappearance, and often he discounts his own memories, and his own impressions. But his deep knowledge that he would never hurt his friend, plus the faith of his parents and a few others in the town bring him to the point of solving the mystery. In the end, it’s Sunshine’s own love for Jason (Freak) that persuades him of his own strength and goodness.

I really wanted to have this book after I saw it for only €3 at a book market. I didn’t take it because the cover was that pretty, but it had something that attracted me. However, I bought the books because I had never read a story like that before and it sounded very interesting. Continue reading

What do I miss about my long hair? (And what not)

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If you have followed me for a little longer, I mean longer than my blog, you know that I change my hairstyle a lot. From red to blond(or maybe orange) and from pink to purple. Not only the color changes, but also the style. I used to have very long hair and it became shorter and shorter. Now it is so short! I’ve never had it this short. In this post I’ll tell you about the pros and cons.

I really hated to do my hair, so it always was in my face. I still don’t do much with it, but that’s because I don’t really have a choice. Even a little clip in my hair was to much to ask. Curl my hair took to long, I can’t braid it and pony tails looked very bad. Every now and then I had a period (read: week) where I did do my hair, but it never lasted very long. I just stopped doing my hair again.

Now I’m at the point where I watch a lot more YouTube video’s about hairstyles that I like and can do myself. I used to hate little buns, but now I actually like them. It’s too bad that my hair is too short to do stuff like that right now. I don’t think I will ever have the patience to let my hair grow, but who knows.

An advantage to my short hair is that I am able to curl it now! I still don’t have much talent for it and I can’t reach the back, but it still looks nice right?

Also on pictures I miss my long hair. If I looked very bad I could always make up something with my hair. Well or I could just hide behind it. That’s not really an option anymore and it often looks a little weird now.

The last thing doesn’t really fit with the title, but it’s my haircolor. I like to have bright colors in my hair and at this moment I own pink, yellow and blue dye. Only the blue colors works on my hair, but it’s too dark for the other too. That’s too bad ofcourse, because I don’t want to bleach it. Hopefully this color will fade some more, so I can do it.

On the other side I also hope that it won’t fade, because I really like this colors. It’s different than normal, but still not too overwelming. It’s not like they are ashamed at work and it still suits me. I really like that about it.

What color and style do you prefer with your hair?

We were liars – E. Lockhart

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We were liars
Author:  E. Lockhart
Genre: Young adult
Price: €10,15
Rating: 9/10

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

When someone while reading asked me what I thought of the books i didn’t want to say anything yet. The plot was okay, a bit confusing, but okay. I had heard from a lot of people that there was a big plottwist at the end of the books and that’s why I didn’t want to say anything yet. A plottwist like that can make or break the story.
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The best moments of February (+ bookhaul and wrap up)

The first weekend of February we had a birthday from a friend of my mother. We stayed a lot longer that we planned (Uhm we didn’t have money to park again), because it was a lot of fun. The day after I was sick again – I already had everything this year – but we did go to a restaurant with my grandma. It was very nice and the food was good. Because I was sick I had the chance to read Alice in  Zombieland, Did I mention I love you, The Jewel and The world of the Hunger games.

Later that week I went to town with grandma and I got to pick a book. I finally have Harry Potter and the cursed child! I went back alone on friday, but I didn’t had the intention to buy anything. I saw The house of stone for only 5 euro, so I had to but it. It’s published in Dutch by the way, not only as ebook. I read it the same day because it’s very thin and I really like that series. Later that day I went to a store where I never went before. A store full of comics, manga’s and Funko’s, not very great to walk in with a full wallet. I bought A new Gerard Way Funko.

On monday I had a day at a college that I might attend. I didn’t knew at what time I had to be there until a week before and it’s really far away, so I didn’t know if I would make it in time. Because of that my mom booked a Bed & breakfast.Just before we left I finished I’d tell you I love you, but then I have to kill you, so I could bring a new book. We left quite late in the afternoon, so we came there during dinner. We went to a very nice restaurant, but it was so much food. In the evening we just watched a little tv in our room. The next day I went to that school, which was so nice. After that I met my mom and the book store. We walked through it and I went home with the new Ya paper and Phobos.

because my mom wasn’t home I went with my grandma to another city. There were a lot of nice things eventhough I didn’t plan on buying stuff. After that we went to a restaurant. We were there too early, but luckily the people were nice enough to open up 30 minutes early. On saturday my mom and I went to town again to buy me a prom dress. We also bought some shoes for that night en went to some other stores. When we were in the bus back I had the idea to go to my moms friends because we hadn’t seen her in a long time. We also had dinner there.

To do something different that other time I went to town with me grandma. Clearly I never do that. This time we didn’t think it through, because it was storming. I needed some stuff anyway and luckily I found it very soon. The next day I bought a dutch childrens book. It used to be my favourite a few years ago. I also read it the same day. My memory is quite empty about the next few days, so it won’t be very special. I only know I read Phobos somewhere. The last day I went to a amazing concert. You will read all about it here.

That was this month for me. What did you do?

Others:
Step up
Breaking bad (2 episodes)
Once upon a time (1 season)
Wie is de mol (the new season)
The blacklist (the new season)
Please like me (1 season)
Geslacht (all new episodes)
De slechtste chauffeur (the new season)
Riverdale (the new episodes)

 

Geslacht episode 4

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Like every week I talk you through the new episode of the program Geslacht! I think it’s important that my blog is a place for everyone and not only for the people who love to read. Well that is the main subject, but I like to talk about other stuff every now and then. Last week was already the final episode of this program. I really hope they will make more episodes someday, because I really enjoyed it

This episode was about the question: Are the Netherlands ready for a 3th sex? So it was the question that will form the conclusion. When to country isn’t ready, there will never be a change.

In the beginning Ryanne went to a gender reveal party, where the gender of the baby would be revealed by means of a cake. They didn’t really care what gender that child would have as long as it was healthy, but they were curious anyway. I must say I agree with Ryanne and think that it’s nonsense, but a party is always fun. No it isn’t. Cake is always fun.
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