Book reviews: Delirium, The Fifth Wave, Anna And The French Kiss

Hello girls! I hope you didn’t forget to read a book or more in the summer. I didn’t, because I love reading books in the beach. We all actually need to read some books, even if just one in the year. 🙂 These three books that I’m going to write about are perfect. If you like YA (young adult) books, I’m sure you’ll like these.

1. Delirium by Lauren Oliver

This book was brilliant.

I love how Lauren Oliver described every moment in this book so perfectly. I can even call her a poet actually! Sometimes I felt like I was Lena, I felt her emotions – love, hate, happiness. Delirium was a roller coaster to me. It touched me deeply.

I love the idea of a society where love is a disease. That makes Delirium different from other YA books. That makes Delirium special for me!

The beginning was kinda slow till Lena met Alex. When they met, oh my God. Everything, everywhere, every moment was brilliant.

Alex and Lena. They are perfect together!

“Everyone is asleep. They’ve all been asleep for years. You seemed … awake.’ Alex is whispering now. He closes his eyes, opens them again. ‘I’m tired of sleeping.”

“Lena: I just want to be happy. I just want to be normal, like everybody else. Alex: Are you sure that being like everybody else will make you happy?”

The ending was so heart-breaking. Me while I was reading it:

To everyone – read Delirium! You won’t regret it.

“Life isn’t life if you just float through it.”

“I love you. Remember. They cannot take it.”

Delirium description:

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing.

They didn’t understand that once love — the deliria — blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

2. The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey

I never thought I would like a book about alien apocalypse so much. I’m so happy that I bought this book. I grabbed it the last minute without even thinking – just read the description and fell in love.

I liked this book from the very beginning to the very end. It’s almost impossible to put it down – you read one page and just need the other one, then the other one and so on – it’s just addictive.

The characters and their situations were nail-biting and so interesting. Rick Yancey makes an atmosphere dangerous, creepy and I love it! Cassie Sullivan, Evan Walker, Ben Parish, Sammy Sullivan and so on – every character was different and also necessary for the story.

“But if I’m it, the last of my kind, the last page of human history, like hell I’m going to let the story end this way. I may be the last one, but I am the one still standing. I am the one turning to face the faceless hunter in the woods on an abandoned highway. I am the one not running but facing. Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity. And if this is humanity’s last war, then I am the battlefield.”

 “I had it all wrong,” he says. “Before I found you, I thought the only way to hold on was to find something to live for. It isn’t. To hold on, you have to find something you’re willing to die for.”

I can’t wait for the second book called “The Infinite Sea”. I want it right now!

The Fifth Wave description:

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.

Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

3. Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

After this book I want to go to the France so bad! I wanted to go there before reading, but after … I want to travel there even more!

*Sigh* This book was so perfect and funny. Sometimes I even laughed loudly. And, let’s be honest, when something funny happens in the book, we laugh just in our mind.

I really like Anna’s personality. She’s sensitive, protective when need, friendly, has a great sense of humor. She likes movies so much just like me and also has a website! 🙂

This book is not just about love, happiness, luck, no way. Something happens (I’m not going to spoil anything) to Etienne’s (Second main character) mom. His dad is such a bad person. Anna’s life is far from perfect too. She faces happiness and also sadness.

“French name, English accent, American school. Anna confused.”

“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”

This book was such a nice read!

Anna And The French Kiss description:

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming,beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

I really hope you liked this post, I worked hard for it! 🙂 See you,

Odeta

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Homemade face masks!

Hello girls! Sometimes skin care products from shops are not just expensive, but also makes your skin even worse. Today I’m going to tell you some great masks that actually work! They are not just easy and quick to make, they are all natural too! 🙂

Masks for acne & pesky pimples

1. Cinnamon and honey maskHoney

You will need:
-2 tablespoons of honey
-1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Mix 2 tablespoons of honey
and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon together until they are thoroughly blended
and have formed a sort of paste. Apply the mask to your face (or spot treat)
and leave on for about 15 minutes. Then wash your face with warm water.
I use this mask (If I don’t forget to) sometimes 3-4 times a week, but you can use
it more often or rarely.
2. Simple banana “mask”
You will need:
-1 banana peel
Just one ingredient. 🙂
Eat your banana. (Yes, just eat it) Take banana peel and rub it in a circular motion
all over your face. When you cover all your face, let it sit for 30-50 minutes
before rinsing it off.
3. Apple cider vinegar mask/scrub
You will need:
Apple cider vinegar
• Green tea
• Honey
• Sugar
Put one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Add two teaspoons of cooled green
tea, five teaspoons of sugar and finally, put one teaspoon of honey. Stir the mixture.
Spread the mask on your face using a cotton pad and massage it for a few minutes to
remove dead skin cells and improve circulation. Leave the mask on for about 10
minutes and then rinse it off with water. Use this mask about once or twice a week.
Masks for oily skin
Banana-honey-lemon

1. Banana, honey and lemon mask

You will need:
3 tablespoons of banana
1 teaspoon of honey
a few drops of lemon juice
Just mix all ingredients together until they form a smooth paste and apply it to
face and neck. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse it with
cool water. Use this mask once a week.
2. Oatmeal, yogurt and honey mask
You will need:
3 tablespoons of fine-ground oatmeal
2 tablespoons of yogurt
½ teaspoon of honey
Mix all ingredients together and apply this smooth paste to face. Leave it on for
15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Use this mask once a week.
3. Strawberry, lemon and clay maskstrawberries
You will need:
8 strawberries
a few drops of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of clay
Mix all ingredients together and apply this smooth paste to face and neck. Leave it on
for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Use this mask once or twice a week.
Masks for dry skin
1. Avocado and honey mask
You will need:
½ very ripe, soft avocado
¼ cup honey
Mash the avocado in a bowl, then stir in honey. Apply to your face and leave for
10 minutes. Rinse face with a cool washcloth.
2. Butter mask
You will need:
1 tablespoon of softened butter
1 teaspoon of raw, unfiltered honey
¼ teaspoon of lemon juice
Place the ingredients into a small bowl and combine until they are thick and creamy.
Lather the mask onto the face in a thin layer. Let it sit for 20-30 minutes.
Remove with a warm wet washcloth and pat skin dry.
Have fun making masks! 🙂
Face-Mask
See you soon,
Odeta 🙂

Quick and easy DIY’s

Hello guys! I’m really sorry that I didn’t add any posts almost a whole month, but you know, it’s summer and I wanted to rest a little bit, so I took a break. Now I’m back with some useful, easy and quick DIY’s. I love DIY’s, I hope you do too.  I found some ideas across the internet and I’m ready to tell you them. 🙂

1. Galaxy Glow Jarsglowing-jars

Oh, these glow jars are so awesome and beautiful, if you don’t believe me, just make them and turn off the lights. You’re going to be amazed!

Fills jars with water. Buy a batch of glow sticks, and carefully! Glow sticks can be poisonous and dangerous. Take the broken glow sticks and mix them into each container. That’s it!

2. Star Garlands

These garlands are perfect for a party for just for your room.

You’ll need:

  • Gold foil paperstar-garlands
  • Gold glitter paper
  • Sewing machine
  • Gold thread
  • Star punch or other cutting machine.

Cut out stars from gold foil and gold glitter paper. Sew stars with gold thread from one point to a non-point, you can use a random combination of gold foil stars and glitter stars. You’re done!

3. Cookie Basket

You made cookies and you want to bring them to a friend or to a party but don’t have a basket? Don’t worry! I have an idea! 🙂

cookie-basket

4. Makeup Setting Spray

Some makeup setting sprays are expensive, so when I found this recipe I was very happy and excited to try it out!

You’ll need:

  • 2 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin
  • Distilled or bottled water.

Measure the glycerin and put it into the spray bottle. Add the bottled or distilled water to fill it. Shake it gently to incorporate the water and the glycerin.

Spritz three or four times over your face after you finished applying your makeup, but don’t hold the spray bottle too close. You don’t need a wet face, right? 🙂

5. Map Heart Art

I love this DIY! It’s easy and looks really cute.Map-Heart-Art

You’ll need:

  • Map
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock.

Fold your cardstock paper in half. Draw half a heart, as big as you would like your map heart to be. Now cut your cardstock heart and trace on to your map. Cut out your map heart and glue on to cardstock. You’re done!

Some more DIY’s :

A jar full of sweets … Yummy! 🙂

Make this magazine holder in 1 minute or less. Amazing, isn’t it?

What do you think about these little delicious pizzas? 🙂

I think this is it for today. See you soon,

Odeta