Book Review: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer

13131693Title: Between the Lines (Between the Lines #1)

Author: Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer

Publisher:  Hodder & Stoughton (July 5, 2012)

Format: Paperback

Pages: 384

Synopsis from Goodreads:

What happens when happily ever after… isn’t?
Delilah 15 is a loner, obsessed with a fairy tale. One day she hears the prince, Oliver 16, who has tried other readers before, speak to her. He feels trapped, and wants out. His best friend Frump is a dog now, but was a boy, pants for Ollie’s predestined princess Seraphima. Feelings grow along with frustrations.

This is such a cutesy novel that I was glad I was able to read. Luckily, I found a copy of this book in a local book thrift shop in our country. The cover was really lovely. It was my first book written by Jodi Picoult and I really was not expecting much but it turned out that I loved it.

The characters were so adorable though they can get a bit irritating at some points because they can be shallow.I’m not expecting them to be that deep but I enjoyed each and every one of them.I liked Delilah’s character as it seemed that she’s an endearing character. Oliver was a bit rash at some points in the book but he’s pretty much nice.

There was just an issue for me at the end of the book. I found it a little disturbing because how could one’s life be so terrible that he or she would like to be the one stuck in a book? I may not understand the point of view of an individual like that but still life is worth living and I am not sure what the authors intended to mean by that part of the story.

Overall, this novel was a cute and light read that I was craving for a long long time now. Oh and this satisfied my wish for a novel which tells a story of what will happen if the characters we are reading will come to life.

4-rating

Book Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Landline

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publisher:  Orion (January 1, 2014)

Format: Trade Paperback

Pages: 320

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.

Maybe that was always besides the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

Oh gods! It’s been such a long time since I last posted a review. Imagine. It’s been a month! I had such a crazy time trying to balance work, rest, and reading. I’m glad I stole a free time for myself to rant out feels for this Rainbow Rowell book and post some more book love.

Anyway, I just want too say that I was so ecstatic when I got a copy of Landline in this edition. It’s way much prettier than the US edition. I can’t find a hardcover UK edition, so I had to settle with this instead. But…it’s still beautiful! I knew that this story is more of written for  the “adult” audience. So, getting into this book was kind of hard. The main character, Georgie, being married, having kids, and working on her career, was difficult to relate to.

Her marriage with Neal was problematic.

At the beginning, their family was supposed to fly to Omaha for the Christmas season. Georgie is a TV producer, and she had to stay behind for her work, making Neal mad at her. As Georgie was left behind, she tries to find out how she and Neal had come to this point in their lives, distant and unable to communicate with each other. One night, she finds this magical telephone that connects her to Neal in the past.

My first thought going into this book is how am I supposed to love this book if I cannot even relate to its characters? How am I going to finish it if the mood of the book is gloomy when all I’m ever craving for is a typical cutesy, heartwarming Rainbow Rowell book? I know. I know. There is Eleanor and Park. But then..there was the cutesy feel to it..because Park is totally adorable and Eleanor, oh how I love her.

How wrong I was with that. It turned out I just need a little patience to get to the good part. Once I got there, I was flying through the book, savoring all the precious goodies written by Rainbow. There is still bunch of cutesy and heartwarming moments. It’s like eating a chocolate which slowly melts inside your tongue making you feel pure bliss. That’s what I feel everytime I read a Rainbow Rowell book. She makes me want to cry and laugh and cry and laugh again. She’s my queen when it comes to contemporary books. I love everything she writes. Her characters are still relatable and loveable because they really are. I just want to take Georgie and Neal from the pages and hug them because they make me warm and fuzzy.

I will not say more about what happened. Just go and read the book!!! Go!!!!

5-rating

 

Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s (May 5, 2015)

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 416

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Can I just say how excited I was when I got hold of this book? It was released way back in May. I’ve been hunting book stores nearby just to have it in my hands. It was only just this July that I saw it sitting in its glory on a book store’s shelf. I had to immediately grab it and squealed!!!

I dunno how Sarah J. Maas does it but ever since I read her books, I fell in love with the Faes. Sure I was fascinated about them but I never read a good enough story that involves faeries. A Court of Thorns and Roses is set in a world where faeries and humans live under a treaty which keeps the peace in their land. When Feyre kills a wolf for the sake of her family’s survival, she was then captured by Tamlin ( a total hot fae!!) as her punishment for killing his friend (whom Feyre thought was just a regular wolf).

In my opinion, ACOTAR has this darker feel to it. Feyre’s family has been struggling to survive on a daily basis. The main character, Feyre, has to work hard just to provide for her family. She’s got this angst-y attitude which is totally reasonable because who wouldn’t be after being through a lot of tough times. Somehow, I loved Celaena of ToG more than her. Just because Celaena is so funny, sassy, and at the same time very bad-ass. Feyre’s is more serious though, so it took me longer to love her as a character. Actually, it was harder to fall in love with the ACOTAR characters than the ToG ones.

Now, on with the male leads..

Tamlin is someone who can be so scary but also lovable. I was all set on liking him until the real reason of him capturing Feyre was revealed. Don’t get me wrong, I also love him. He’s also humorous and sweet.  Rhysand , on the other hand, is the total opposite of Tamlin’s gentleness. He’s so dark and seductive (lol at my choice of words but he is!!) He’s got his intentions with Feyre but I still root for him to have a happy ending. Ughhh!! It is so hard with Sarah’s male characters. They’re so hot and easy to fall in love with.

The villain of the book, Amarantha was written in a way that will make you loathe her with all your being. However, once you found out the root of her evilness, you’ll get where she’s coming from.

Sarah’s writing style was definitely amazing. I mean the way she did all that world building made me almost want to live in Prythian specifically in the Spring Court. Oh and the magic system is wonderful. I loved it that I got lost in this beautiful world of Faes.

5-rating

 

Book Review: Never. Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Title: Never, Never (Never, Never #1)

Author: Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

Publisher:  Hoover Ink (January 7, 2015)

Format: Kindle Edition

Pages: 140

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.

Never, never is probably one of the most anticipated books of 2015. It’s got so much buzz and I want to jump into the bandwagon. Lol. I have pretty much mixed feelings with regards to reading this novel. I love Colleen Hoover..so so much..However, I was a bit hesitant because this novel was co-written by Tarryn Fisher (not that I don’t like her writing style). I’m afraid because I remember all too well what I felt after reading her novel, Mud Vein. As I can recall, it evoked depressing feels. Okay? So, I was a bit worried that Never, Never might be a depressing book. And I know , I shouldn’t have judged the book like that.

Anyway, I got into reading this novel with caution. I prepared myself for character deaths and depressing themes. When I started reading it, I realized how the book was totally different from what I expected. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that they were “literally” strangers to each other. I got sucked after reading only a few chapters. All the time I was reading it, I kept thinking..”How can their situation be possibly true?”. I mean there’s got to be a logical explanation to this thing happening to both of them.

I love the characters! Silas is this rich, kind, and thoughtful guy who’s very much in love with Charlie. Then, Charlie seems like a bitch but she’s got a soft spot for Silas. I appreciate how honest they were to each other and how cute most of their banters were. I was also really intrigued about their relationship and the background story about their families.

As I get to the middle of the book, I kept looking desperately for my answers..for any clue that might give me an idea what the whole deal between these characters really is. To my dismay, the book was ended with such a frustrating cliffie. I just want to eat ice cream and chocolates just to comfort myself about the fact that I have to wait till the next book in the series comes out.

I’m giving this book a 4 out of 5 stars. The novel was short and I kind of wished that Colleen and Tarryn could have written more chapters and gave us more hints before they released it. Overall, I’m very thrilled to have read Never, Never. I have loads of theories right now. It might be a psychological thriller novel or a supernatural/paranormal one? I dunno. I just really really want to find out.

4-rating

Book Review: Lola and The Boy Next Door

Title: Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2)

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Publisher:  Speak (July 9, 2013)

Format: Paperback

Pages: 338

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the negihborhood. When Cricket, a gifted inventor, steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

This is the second book in The Anna and The French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins. I’m extremely in love with this book. It has the right amount of all the feels. Cricket Bell is so cute (and I am fangirling here like a crazy schoolgirl). Anyhoo, the story is about Lola Nolan, a girl who’s into taking up a notch when it comes to her daily outfits. She almost has the dream life that every girl can have, including having the perfect hot rocker boyfriend. However, one day, the only one guy from the past, the one she’s terrified to face again moves back to the house next to theirs. Lola’s long buried feelings come back to her and it seems like she will not be able to resist it.

Reading Lola and The Boy Next Door is same as breathing. It’s probably the easiest and lightest read that I’ve had this year. I did not have the slightest problem in reading it. I found myself breeze-reading through it. It made me feel good with all the feelings that it evoked inside of me (lol, jk).

I find all the characters adorable and unique. I love love love Lola. I almost wish I was her. I like that she’s creative and funny although she can also be shy and doubtful to herself. She also got cool parents (not her birth parents). Most of the time I laughed out loud while reading the book, it was mostly because of them. It was great how they support Lola but can also be overprotective. Oh and Cricket…my Cricket. He’s such a nerd but I love him for it. I like the fact that he makes stuff for Lola. I love that he’s a bit awkward but still cute.

There are pretty funny scenes in the book and those made me go on and on. The last part all about them helping Calliope. That was really awesome. My favorite part was the dance at the end part of the book. That was all sweet and feels-inducing.

I also appreciate the parts where Anna and St. Clair were in the story. Thank God for putting them there Stephanie. This book is so perfect.

I’m recommending this book to all YA contemporary lovers out there. I’m sure this book will make it to your favorites list. My rating for this book is:

5-rating

Book Review: Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

Title:Maybe Not (Maybe #1.5)

Author: Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Atria Books (November 24, 2014)

Format: Kindle

Pages:129

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

Or maybe not.

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?

Maybe.

Maybe not.

When I saw CoHo’s post on Facebook that she will release a novella about Warren and Bridgette, I was so stoked..Like really really really stoked. Maybe Someday is one of my favorite reads this year and I know that this will be another great story. It focuses on how Warren and Bridgette’s relationship developed. Take note, their relationship is not like the usual that we read on other novels. They’re the funniest, weirdest, and cutest fictional couple out there.

I love how CoHo told the story in Warren’s POV. Throughout the whole story, I felt like I could cry from all the hilarity of Warren’s thoughts. When he first laid his eyes on Bridgette, he was so sure that he was going to get her. I love his cockiness and naughtiness (What? Hahaha!). Then, there’s Bridgette. Gosh, when I read about her in Maybe Someday in the beginning, she’s like the most annoying character in the story. She’s so bitchy and cold. In Maybe Not, we get to know why she acts like that. Oh and the fact that only Warren gets her, makes me drown in feels. I’m fangirling too much right now. 😉

My favorite part of the novella is when they visited Warren’s sister. Bridgette dealing with kids is EPIC. I cannot help but laugh and at the same time feel happy for her. Warren admiring her and proposing for a date with her is so much fun to read. It’s like they are both weirded out by the awkwardness of their “relationship”. I love every part of this story!!!

5-rating

Book Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Title:  Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens (September 2, 2014)

Format:Hardcover

Pages: 565

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?

Oh my gods. I swear I’ve been through a lot while reading this book. Imagine all the feels that I had. Most ToG fans call this book their favorite but  I still think that the first book in the series was the best. However, HoF blew me away with all the awesomeness!How can I review this book without spoilers? I dunno really. So if you haven’t started the series yet..go and pick up Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight. Then, when you finish them, come back here. Okay? Okay.

 

——SPOILERS AHEAD——-

HoF picks up from the point where Celaena is sent to Wendlyn to accomplish her mission to assassinate the royalties there who pose a threat to the power of the King of Adarlan. She’s got this dark vibe at the beginning of the novel. After everything that happened to her, Nehemia dying and Chaol betraying her, of course, she’s got the right to be angsty.

But out of nowhere, a mysterious guy named Rowan tells her to come with him to meet her Fae Queen Aunt, Maeve. She comes with him to learn about the Wyrdkeys. When she meets her aunt, she asks Celaena to show off her gifts and then that’s when she will decide if she will give what Celaena wants.

Right from the moment Celaena and Rowan met, I thought that they are going to be so great together. They are both interesting characters with dark pasts. Their banters are really fun to read. I really enjoyed their lessons together and how Rowan did not spare Celaena from the hardships of training just because she’s an heir to the crown of Terrasen. I love how their relationship grew. From strangers who loathe each other, they became true friends. I even ship them!! Lol. It’s either Dorian or Rowan for me. If Celaena chooses from one of them, my fangirl heart will be alright.

Oh..and Celaena’s transformation in this book is so overwhelming. At the start of the series, we see the Celaena who’s got rage, angst, and hatred in her heart. She despises the fact that she failed herself, her friends, her family, and her kingdom. It took her a long long while before she has been able to let go and accept and just move on. During the fight with Narrok and his army, I was flailing because I was so afraid that Celaena will lose. I mean the Valg Princes are soooo scary. But yeah, I have my faith on her. There are at least three more books in the series so I am sure she would survive the Valg Princes’ attack. I was celebrating and got teary eyed when she met the little Aelin. I love how she was woken up from her hopelessness and she begin fighting again for the right cause. She now has hope and I very much fangirled when she dealt with her aunt and forced her to free Rowan from their blood oath.

Then, there’s the part of the novel which tells what’s been happening in Rifthold. The focusis on Chaol, Dorian, and Aedion. First, I’ll talk about what happened to Dorian. So, after he discovered his magic. He has been searching for ways to keep it hidden while still practicing it. When he hurt himself from practicing, he goes in the place of the healers where he meets Sorscha. They got pretty close to each other. Dorian fell for Sorscha because “she accepted him for what he is even if his father killed Sorscha’s family”. Well…alright, tbh I’m not a fan of their ship. S0rry not sorry. I don’t like Sorscha at all. And even though Dorian loves her. I rejoiced when she got killed. Bwahahaha!! That means, that my ship Doraena (Dorian and Celaena) still has hope. Anyway, Chaol, in the beginning, has been having a hard time accepting the truth about Celaena. He also deals with his father and his request to come back to Anielle. I’m fine with him going back to his land..But then, Aedion, the great general who apparently is Celaena/Aelin’s cousin, visits Rifthold. His reputation in the Adarlan Empire is that his the “King’s Whore”. Later on, we find out that he’s truly an enemy to the king and he seeks to give justice to his cousin. I love his existence in the novel. Oh gosh…

There are the parts towards the end of the book which tortured me. Creys. I CANNOT. First, Aedion gets dragged into the prison of the castle, serving as a bait for Celaena to come back to the kingdom and face the evil king. Oh and I couldn’t accept what happened to Dorian..The ever charming and adorable prince was forced to wear the collar from the king that has a power to control him. OMG. WHYYYYYYYY????

Last part in my review/discussion is Manon and the coven of witches. I think that side of the story is interesting but I just can’t stand those chapters. They’re like a break from the exciting chapters of Celaena, Rowan, Chaol, Dorian, and Aedion. Everytime I get into those chapters, I just want to hurry up so that I can be back to my beloved characters’ part of the story.

That’s all. LOL 🙂  Well that was long. Still, I’m at awe for the epic fantasy world created by Miss Sarah J. Maas. The agony of waiting for the release of the next book in the series is killing me. I want it now.

 

I swear it’s been really hard for me to find another book to hold my interest since I started reading this series. I’m in a bad case of book hangover. My rating for this book is obviously:

5-rating

 

What non-book nerds don’t understand

Book Nerds are nice people…like really really nice but there comes a point wherein we get so frustrated by defending our bookish ways. There are lots things about us that non-book nerds don’t understand. Those make us go mad and sad. Why? Because we frigging want them to get our point or our feels..whatever. Based on my own experience, there had been loads of questions asked about my love for books and some people can’t seem to wrap around their minds about it. Like I am talking about something so absurd and crazy

Here are some things about us that non-book nerds don’t understand:

1. How necessary it is for us to visit a bookstore at least once or twice in two weeks

I don’t know about you but I feel the necessity to visit and browse the bookstores at least every week or two. Whenever, me and my friends go out, they know instantly that we would all have to make a stop at the book store. There’s just something about the bookstores which make me feel more relaxed. It’s like my weekly therapy. If I can’t afford to buy a book due to a budget constraint, I just look at the beauty of the books displayed on the shelves of a bookstore.

2. It’s more important to buy books than new clothes or shoes or bags or any other stuff.

My mother always say: ” You buy so many books Jenny. You don’t even have new clothes. Look at you!” And I will reply, “Mom, I don’t care about new clothes. I rarely even go outside.” (Oops. Did I just gave a clue about my non-existent social life? Lol, jk)

*Yes, when I shop for books, the world gets better.*

3. We get extremely defensive when other people hate on the books that we love.

There are those people who make sure to accomplish their job which is hating the books that other people love. I get it. Yeah, you may think that it’s cool to bash books that make other happy but it’s not cool at all. If you hate a book that much, can you please keep it to yourself? It will not be your gain if you continue on wasting your energy on hating books that other people love. What do you even get from it? Like seriously..What????? Book nerds like me are extremely passionate about the books that we love. We even make an extra effort to defend our favorite books to people who hate them.

4. Reading books is like going on an adventure.

I love it when I read a book so awesome that I feel like I am having an epic jpourney with the characters. I love a book that sucks me in right into its story. Then, when you finish it, you will get so sad because you got so attached with the characters and so invested with the fictional world you don’t ever want it to end. Non-book nerds will not get the sadness we feel when we turn the last page of a book..especially, the last page of a book in a series. *Ugly Sobs*

5. Fangirling/ Fanboying/ Fandoms

Oh my..those books that are so epic and beautiful that at the moment you read it and even after you finish it, you fangirl/ fanboy over it. Nobody except your fellow mates in the fandom will understand you and your feels. Meanwhile, the non-book nerds will look at you like you’re losing your mind.

Basically, this is my point (Well said, Mr. John Green):

Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Title: We Were Liars

Author: E. Lockhart

Publisher: Hot Keys Books (May 15, 2014)

Format: Paperback

Pages: 228

Synopsis from Goodreads:

We are the Liars.

We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury.

We are cracked and broken.

A story of love and romance.

A tale of tragedy.

Which are lies?

Which is truth?

I was actually hesitant to read this novel due to the huge hype that’s been going around about this book. There have been lots of good reviews and bad ones too. Finally, when there had been a huge book store sale near my place, so I finally decided to buy the book and see what the hype is all about.

We Were Liars takes place in a private island owned by the Sinclairs, a well-known rich family. Every summer, the Sinclair cousins, Cadence, Johny, Mirren, together with Gat  see each other and have fun like kids living the dream life.  One day, Cadence wakes up with these terrible migraines and she realizes that she has forgotten everything that had occurred after an accident in the island two years ago. When she gets back, everything changes and she finds out what happened.

Well, that was all that I could tell you at this moment. Other reviewers were definitely right when they said that you better read this book without knowing and expecting anything about it. I am glad that I got to read it without accidentally coming across spoilers and stuff..but the thing is that I got HIGH expectations for this novel.

I was absolutely shocked at the plot twist. Honestly, I didn’t know how to feel. I was confused and my mind was in a mess. I was trying to catch up..and I was all WHAT???!!!! I guess it took some time for me to absorb what has been revealed. I was waiting and waiting for the climax of the story to unfold and there it appeared at the point in the story wherein I did not expect it to appear. There goes all my expectations.

On the other hand, E. Lockhart’s way of writing is so beautiful in a way that she’ll make you feel fascinated. Her use of metaphor to convey her character’s emotion was effective to me. It’s powerful I tell you. Plus, she also incorporated some short fairy tales in the novel. Wow. Just wow. She also made feel as if I was reading a very long book when in truth she was able to condense the story in just 200 plus pages.

When I finished WWL, I had lots and lots of questions and I would love to find out about them when E. Lockhart comes here in the Philippines next year. LOL. In the meantime, I would have to deal with my book hangover by watching theories about WWL in booktube.

4-rating

 

Book Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Attachments

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: Dutton Adult (April 14, 2011)

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 323

Synopsis from Goodreads:

“Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . ”

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.

Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe this is his job now- reading other people’s e-mail. When he applied to be “internet security officer,” he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.

When Lincoln comes across Beth’s and Jennifer’s messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can’t help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.

By the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late to introduce himself.

What would he say . . .

Attachments is a contemporary novel which is set in the 90’s in a publishing company where Lincoln is hired as an internet security officer. He thought that his job would entail preventing hackers from invading the company’s database but instead, he was given the boring job of going through the other employees’ e-mails. He encounters the funny conversations between two friends, namely, Beth and Jennifer. As he reads their e-mails, he finds himself getting more and more attached to them..and perhaps getting attracted to Beth. The problem is how will he introduce himself without sounding like a creeper? Will Beth like him back?

The fact that Rainbow Rowell wrote this novel made me instantly pick it up and put it in my TBR list. I thoroughly enjoyed her other novels..and I also fell in love with this one. Rainbow Rowell has her own way in making her readers feel attached to her characters. Her characters are very likable and relatable.

Lincoln is an introvert and a geek. He can’t seem to stand other people except his mother, sister, and pack of friends. He doesn’t go out that much and his work is during night time when everyone is hanging out at bars and dating. Meanwhile, Beth works as a movie reviewer. She’s hilarious and gorgeous. She’s stuck with her boyfriend who treats her badly. She thinks she still loves him but she’s just hanging on to the idea of being in love with him.

Now, these are two characters whom you could totally relate right? That’s what I felt as well when I was reading the story. It was so easy to just be drowned in the novel and feel as if you were there with the characters. Plus, there were moments when I thought I could just die from all the cuteness that there is between Lincoln and Beth.  There were also lots of moments in the book wherein I just want to make them face each other and fall for one another. I was put through lots of things just to see them together you know? Yeah..I’m not getting spoiler-y here.

At the end, I was just frustrated because it ended so fast. I wanted it to go on and on and on and on..Anyway, I still felt very much happy when I finished it. It’s one of those best “FEEL GOOD” books that I would recommend to anyone. Read it, people! However, Fangirl is still my favorite Rainbow Rowell novel. 😀

4-rating