Au Pair in New York is an easy read chick lit where we meet Nan who is called “Nanny” because of course she`s an au pair and live with family X, take care of their son Grayer (4) and dose everything else around the house as well. Mrs. X gives a lot of lists and instructions. It Even exists a list with stuff that Grayer can and can`t do. He has lots of activities he must do as well as the things Nan are supposed to do for Mrs. X. Mrs X. seem to have very little time to her son, and that goes for her husband Mr. X as well, he has work travels here and there. It “helps” that he as one on the side, who comes into their home and make herself comfortable and makes Nan do the shopping for her arrivals. Nan’s don`t dare or can`t say anything, so she doses what she`s told. Grayer goes from being a bully to a very nice kid, but in the story, it is understandable when you get to know how his childhood as been so far, where he`s had other nannies who has “left him” and how his life is with his parents. But he softens up to Nan and ends up really loving her. But she is not there forever, and, in the end, it ends with Mrs. X showing that she`s not happy with how Nan is, that Nan can`t let go of everything and come running every time she is needed. It seems that Nan`s school or life in general isn’t important for Mrs. I kind of want to shove their heads into a wall! They do not care much about their kid; they just go around in their own world of expensive clothes and important stuff all the time. It makes my heart hurt when we read that Grayer stands in the hallway and cries for his father or when he`s sick and the only thing he wants is his mother. At the end it shows that Mrs. decides that Nan isn`t good enough and basically throws her at the door with less than she was supposed to have for every hour she`s been there plus overtime, plus Pluss. It makes me so frustrated! She left her child with Nan and made her do everything else as well, then she decides she`s not good enough? Why? Because she can`t always run to her? Because her marriage is sucky? Ugh. Just gets so frustrated. But when Nan went into their apartment, I felt like it wasn`t totally Nan? Yknow? I know she was mad because she was cheated of a lot of money. But it wasn`t totally her to go into that apartment, and it wasn`t okay? Even if I understand it. I think the discovery could have been done earlier or differently. If you can`t tell I wasn`t very happy with the ending. I think it was too sudden and I thought about poor Grayer, how he felt. We didn`t get to know anything about that or how Nan felt later.
I got this book in exhange for a honest review from the author.
Trigger Warning: Death of an animal, death (human/zombie), different variation of grief, Parasite and mutation ect, blood (description) & Cancer.
«Stay alive, ok?» «you too» «Always«
Now, that is out of the way, i normally don`t read much zombie acopalypse books because those i`ve tried to read was meh or just to gory for my taste. This one i really liked. A favorite thing of mine throughout the book was how Shadia adressed Kit as Habibi i found it really adorable, even though they were in a bad situation. How Kit felt about the animal that died it broke my heart honestly, i cried with the character because death of an animal and realizing that it suffered, trying to survive in that world… makes my heart ache. The parasite description and information made me kind of remember one of the reasons i skip watching TWD and the others tv-shows that follows that series, because i have no other words than to say: Ugh.
I really like the two main characters, but i wish we`d see an input in what Shadia is thinking and why not just Kit, even though i like that we get to know what Kit is thinking and why. Nicholas is insane tbh, «we don`t wanna hurt you, we just wanna talk» is such a villan- clichè line, very typical but effective, i like it. I was were happy for the ending, it couldn`t have been better i think. I hope the author write more LGBT-Fantasy books, dosen`t nesesarily have to be with Zombies but i am glad they did not overpower the book.
This was my first book by Lori Wilde 🙂 A very impulse buy but i am happy about it! I will be sure to check out more of her books later on. So, this was my first christmas book of the year and i really think that this was a very cute and charming story! I espesially loved the christmas theme in the book but very glad that it did not overpower it in a way. Though the way they texted and how her mother was, geez that made me groan a few (alot) times. But Kelsey and Noah was supersweet, they slowly build it up and we also got to know them from before, what happend, how and why. They did also have character growth, Kelsey espesially with her breaking free, daring and finding herself. The sidecharacter were also very nice, Tasha was my favorite sidecharacter even though she was the very used up supportive bestie she also had a voice and her own thing to do in the book.
Hard HARD Pass. This was just a pain to read. I’ve seen some reviews who loves it and some who don’t. For me this book had an okay writing style so it was pretty easy to follow, and that was technically the only thing i liked about it.
What i didn’t like about it? The Main character Richard goes around complainging and sulking because yes the dates dosen’t go that well, he gets a writers block ect ect and that life isin’t fair. But he complains all the time! And when friends tries to talk to him about what goes on in his life, he attacks – wordly so. Then get upset because they try to care and try to figure out why he’s not in a good mood. I’m sorry, if one don’t want to talk about it, fine. Don’t. But don’t attack ones who want to help you! Though, when Patrick hopes he’s not bisexual i didn’t like him either, because what dose that matter if he was? or is?
And it dosen’t stop there, Enter Anne, friend, work.buddy and one-sided with being in love with him. He’s gay, but still she’s in love with him and dosen’t seem to care about the tiny fact that he’s gay. And she’s needy, and oddly so – and when he dosen’t respond she basically acts as a girlfriend a very needy one who demmands to know what happends ect. Richard dose this thing where he leads her on, knowing how she is – or maybe he don’t see it? But sleeping with someone you don’t love or have romantic feelings for ? He gave Anne hope were there was none..
And Blake, his lover-boyfriend ish. Tried to give him so many chances even though Richard didn’t deserve so with all the move in thing, lying ect. Blake tried to make their future bright and Richard kind of… didn’t? Sometimes very few times, it was light and happy… and then…. not. Richard didn’t treat him good.
I honestly don’t understand why Anne kind of «took him back.» But that’s me.
On the come up is my second book i’ve read from the author Angie Thomas, and let me just tell you now – WOW. Even though that «gangsta» talk and sometimes how the characters acted in a way, was somewhat wierd to me, did it not stop me from liking it. I loved it from page to page, Bri or Brianna is fierce, smart-mouthed and badass, but also emotional, insecure and sweet… i just liked her so much, and could relate to what she thought and wanted. This book made me laugh, cry and slightly rage – i connected with Bri the whole time and this was so badass! I loved the rapping she did and could hear how she would have rapped in my head. The only bad thing i has to say is? I’m seriously sad because it’s over! 😦 I want more!
I make a small list, just because i felt for it: Sonny – I’m so happy he got his, happy ending? ish? at least he dared to chase it c: Malik – Was tbh, mad at him ALOT. But I understood what and why. Curtis – He’s such an adorable dork and he and Bri fits so perf ❤ Trey – Such a awesome big brother 🙂 Jay – Their mom is also fierce, and wants to take care of everything herself, even though it’s hard. She loves them, alot. Aunt Pooh – She has to decide who she wants to be, even though it’s hard.