Kwan Wai Teng Wai Teng de Isokyrö, Finland
Si vous avez besoin d'un correctif d'Alex & Lila, assurez-vous de télécharger l'histoire gratuite d'Alex & Lila classée X sur mon site Web et consultez mon nouveau roman pour adultes Come Back to Me qui n'est que de 99p pour le moment sur Amazon. Saisissez une bonne affaire, je pense que c'est assez effrayant. Il y a tellement d'amour de Lila en ce moment ... aucune pression ou quoi que ce soit pour livrer une suite de tueur alors ... Une fois que j'ai le synopsis officiel, je l'ajouterai immédiatement à Goodreads. Mais disons simplement que la suite implique beaucoup plus d'action (quelqu'un vient de le lire et a dit que c'était comme Bourne avec une adolescente kickass en tête), beaucoup plus d'Alex (avec moins de vêtements) et quelques autres rebondissements à garder vous devinez jusqu'à la fin. Espérons que cela gardera tout le monde heureux et diverti. Et cette fois, il n'y a pas de cliffhanger.
I have three simple wishes. They're really not too much to ask... Besides waiting until I could collect my thoughts and put them down into coherent, readable sentences, I used this month as a sort of test. As much as I love Stephanie Perkins, I had to wonder about what made her books so special? While I waited in this month to write this review, and pushed all the squealing back in, I thought about this. And you want to know what I came up with? I. Don't. Know. And when you fall in love, sometimes it's just better to be surprised and not understand, because otherwise it gets hard to feel THE MAGIC of it. I can't deny that Perkins's books are magic, of the purest, truest, most addictive form, which can't be conjured or crafted in any spell, but one that springs solely from the heart. I give you, 6.5 reasons why I heart Lola and the Boy Next Door: 1) The Side Characters One thing you have to remember when picking up a Stephanie Perkins novel: every single character counts. No one ever falls into the backdrop. Even Lola's best friend's father, while not a major character at all, produced a smile from me upon our first meeting. And I don't even know the guy. Perkins has a way of writing characters that are living proof of the Onion Effect. You peel back one layer and you find so much more than what you see on the surface. Whether that surface is pristine or tattered is entirely irrelevant. It's guaranteed that you'll find depth in these characters AND LIKE THEM FOR IT, even when you should hate them. This is something I can count on every time I encounter a new character. And I loved this about Lola, and even Anna! And how Lola interacts with these characters of many shapes and sizes seizes your affection for this book and Co. From her quiet, investigative-by-nature best friend, Lindsey, to her lovable pair of dads, Lola's friends and family take the cake as far as best characterizations. You WILL be envious of the people she is fortunate enough to have in her life. 1.5) Surprise Guest Stars Or should I say not so surprising? There's been huge talk about Anna and Etienne's planned appearance in Lola. And while I was excited for that, I didn't expect to see SO MUCH of them! And I'm so happy that Perkins was intuitive to know that fans would so appreciate their huge roles in Lola and Cricket's love story. And somehow, it was better to read them under these circumstances, through another set of eyes. They seem THAT much cooler. And the romance that sparked the love for Perkins to begin with, IS STILL very much there only threefold. I gushed with pleasure every time I got a glimpse of their superspecialawwww moments! 2) Lola Honestly, I didn't know what to expect from Lola the character. It was easy to develop a sketch of her in my imagination, and her kind of character already seemed likeable. But, I didn't expect her to be so... so... realistic in spite of her eccentricites. For a girl who's out-there, she's very real; a girl who makes silly decisions, has insecurities (the read-between-the-lines kind), and quirky aspirations. And the best part? She IS NOTHING LIKE ANNA. So many authors who write companion novel series fall into that trap of telling the same story with different characters and vice versa. I wanted Perkins to break that mold, and she delivered. Lola is original, her own person, and while compatible with Anna, she retains this awesomeness that's completely unique to her character. 3) Cricket Cricket Bell is no St. Clair, and I applaud Perkins for her ability to create TWO such heart-melting, swoon-worthy guys. Two boys who make you sigh wistfully for two totally differently reasons. St. Clair is the Superfly Artsy European Mutt dude who makes every passerby fawn over him with his heartstopping good looks. Cricket would make me stop in my tracks and stare for a completely different reason: he's odd in his own right. He has crazy inventor hair, habitually wears rubber bands on his wrists and pinstripe pants, and is charming and sweet. The fact that I still REMEMBER all of that a month after reading this book speaks volumes. 4) Family Matters The family dynamic is obviously different from the typical mom-dad scenario, being that Lola has two fathers, but toss out any misconceptions you may have had about being raised by gay parents. Because Nathan and Andy prove THAT YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT. :P If there was an award for favorite fictional parents, Nathan and Andy would get top scores. They'd beat out everyone (except maybe Mia's parents from If I Stay). 5) *sings* I love the way you love... The last thing I want to do is give anything away about the romance (especially). It's so important that you read it and feel the SLOW BURN that is part of Perkins's style thus far. It's agonizing, full of hard choices, but ultimately it left me in a WOWed state, in which I took the time to bow down to the amazingness that is Stephanie Perkins. I promise, you will not be disappointed Anna fans! 6) What I've come to call the Stephanie Perkins Flair The pacing, the writing, Stephanie Perkins knows how to weave a tale. Her writing is friendly and fun and inviting. Insightful. And at times poetic-like. There's a warmth and allure to her books that can easily be described as incomparable in the face of so many YA books out right now. If you've been skeptical up until now, don't be! You will not regret reading this series! A misconception that could perhaps cost you a limb... This a companion novel, friends. You do not need to read Anna (although I advise that you do, so that you can appreciate Anna and St. Clair's presence more) in order to read and love Lola. So, if in fact you encounter this book in your travels before Anna, do not hesitate to read it. It's a win either way, whichever way you do it. Originally posted on my blog, Paranormal Indulgence.
Started out great but in the end it was very disappointing. It was just too simplistic and it made leaps of logic that in the end were not supported by any data. Wish the author had spent some more time and didn't try and dumb things down.
Finally, after 700+ pages, we get something resembling a plot, hints of backstory, and a small mystery is traded for a big one. Is this series going to make an attempt at complexity, or even depth? It might be a while before I find out, because this is the last in the series that my public library owns.