Hi! I'm Ida, I live in Denmark (Europe) and I love books! I mostly read YA but not so much Paranormal or contemporary anymore. I love Neil Gaiman and John Green. My fav. color is blue... okay this is getting lame, I'm so bad at this. See ya!


Pages For you - Sylvia Brownrigg

Pages For You

Title: Pages For You
Author: Sylvia Brownrigg
Pages: 264
Published: April 18th 2001

Short Summery:
17 year old Flannery falls in love with her teacher Anne, who's apparently amazing and pretty. so yeah.


So after that stunning summery, we'll jump right into the review.

So I will start with saying that I have nothing against homosexuality, though I'm about to give this book kind of a bad rating, just so you know, that’s not the reason. Now when that's said, I'll have to say that, though the author clearly tried to make their relationship seem passionate and exciting, to me it actually lacked passion and their conversations seemed boring and somewhat out of place compared to the plot.
Flannery could have been an interesting character, if she had had more edge to her.  instead, to me, she came out as a little whiny and of course very confused which I assume was the whole idea, so… moving on.

Anne was a bit more interesting, she could have been a bit more developed, she did have some rough edges, but I didn’t mind it as much as I did it with Flannery.

 The writing was actually not bad, it was very lyrical, which I like, and had movement.
So in the end I have to give this book one star and a half, I did get through it fast enough, but I didn’t enjoy it, and it didn’t bring any wow-feeling up in me, so yeah.



Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins

Title: Anna and the french Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Pages: 372
Published: December 2nd 2010
Spoilers?: Yes
My Rating:

I am a bit confused about what to think of this book.
I did enjoy it, but a part of me doesn’t want to enjoy it because it is extremely cotton-candy-puffy-fluffy and it made me wanna die. but at the same time I found myself liking it and for some reason I hate that.

So. We meet Anna  who’s being sent to France to finish her High School years. She Meets some  new friends there including the beautiful, tall, dark and handsome Étienne St. Clair (okay maybe not so tall, but whatever) and they become friends. but as you can gather from the title and cover, stuff happens.
It’s basically one of those romantic books where you know they’ll get together in the end but it takes 400 pages to get there. It’s frustrating.

But alltogether: The characters are pretty likeable. They do stumble over their own legs a lot, but that’s okay cause misunderstandings are romantic or something.
The writing is good and has a nice flow to it, so it’s actually a quick read since you don’t get bored with the writing-style

I end up giving this book a 3.5/5 rating. I can’t give it more since it wasn’t thrillingly good. It was entertaning, yeah, but it’s not somthing I’ll remember forever.



Life of Pi - Yann Martel

Title - Life of Pi
Author - Yann Martel
Pages - 356
Published - August 29th 2006’
Spoilers? - Yes
My rating - 4.5 / 5 

Short summary:
Piscine Molitor Patel (known as Pi) lives in Pondicherry, India. His family owns a Zoo, and Pi lives a good life, practicing a whole of 3 religions. His family decides to move to Canada when Pi is 16, but the trip doesn’t go as planned though, as ship sinks in the middle of the ocean.

Pi seems to be the only survivor, and now starts a journey across the water to survive various struggles. Cause along with Pi on his little boat is a tiger, a zebra, an orangutan and a hyena.

First time I heard of this book I though it sounded absolutely crazy. But then I thought, wizards on a wizard-school sounds pretty crazy too, so I decided to give it a go. And I’m glad I did, (thank you past me!)
This book had me captivated from beginning to end.

Pi is an interesting character to read, because his mind works on a high level, constantly thinking and considering. In some books those minds work, and Pi is definitely one of them.
The idea of Pi having three religions, (Christianity, Islam, Hinduism) is a fun idea, and a part of me is surprised it doesn’t happen more often in real life, because it made sense to me in the book.

One thing I was worried about was the length of the book, 356 pages on a boat? but it didn’t feel like it was dragging, it felt easy, and the ‘action’ was there all the way through.

The ending was kind of blurry for me, because I wasn’t sure how much of his journey Pi had made up, an what had actually happened. but maybe that was the idea of it all, if it was, then it’s genius. If it wasn’t I feel like it needs a bit more explaining for me to understand.

This book is very plot-driven because there is so few characters (though the Tiger seems to get one too.) but in this case the plot is so unique that it seems to carry itself through the whole story.

I recommend this book to everyone over the age of twelve, mainly because there are animals eating other animals, but everyone else, go buy or borrow this book!

See ya!


Twilight - Stephenie Meyer

Title - Twilight
Author - Stephenie Meyer
Pages - 498
Published September 6th 2006
Spoilers? - Yes
My rating - 1/5

Now, I don’t think that’s necessary.

I have a confession to make, when I was a thirteen year old girl, I loved this book to a stage where I was completely obsessed, and I am really embarrassed about it now.

My review of it then would have sounded a bit like this:

O M G, this is sooo good *wink* I feel like I might DIE, it’s sooo mysterious and well written and everyone should looove it as much as I do. 

But, I did a reread a little while back, and I now have a different opinion (luckily) so lets get into it.

things that I feel are wrong in Twilight by Stephenie Meyer:

#1: Bella. Bella is a flat character, and I know she’s supposed to be a little dull, and that the reader is supposed to be able to take her place basically, but, when you write a series containing four books, she needs to be a little bit more than that. also the fact that she can’t live without Edward, makes her a weak female lead.
I wont get into ‘strong female characters’ now, but I can safely say, Bella Swan isn’t one.


#2: Edward, Creepy Mc Creepy pants. stop it. it’s not sexy. you’re an old old man.

*ahem* lets move on.

#3: The relationship. To me Bella and Edward’s relationship sounds a bit unhealthy. the fact that Edward could kill Bella by accident and Bella still stays with him? and the fact that they’ll rather die than live without each other, even though they’ve known each other for what? half a year? a year? I don’t know. but nothing about this says romance to me.

Also have anyone even wondered why Bella likes Edward, apart from the fact that he’s pretty and skips school? And why Edward likes Bella apart from the fact that she smells nice? it’s too easy and it doesn’t make sense. any writer can make two people fall in love, that’s not hard, but making it seem reliable is the tough part.

I have to say, I understand why this book is appealing to some, but I honestly think it puts the wrong images of love into people. I know it did for me.

I am genuinely sorry if I have hurt some Twihards’ feelings, but this is simply my opinion on a book that I don’t understand have sold so many copies. 

See ya’


Struck By Lightning - Chris Colfer

 Struck By lightning
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 272
published: November 20th 2012
Spoilers?: Yes. 
My Rating:  5/5 stars


I must say, was a bit scared to read this book because it was written by a famous actor. I usually avoid those books like the plague. mostly because of Tyra Bank’s disaster of a book. But this one was actually really good.

I’ve read a lot of good books, and a lot of shit, so I mostly know how to part those two, and this was, in my opinion, one of the better.

We meet Carson Phillips who is angry at life and especially his home town Clover and his high school, and it’s written in a sad yet very witty and smart way, that guides you smoothly through the story of the main character.


Carson is like that friend I wished I had in high school. He is, for me, easy to indentify myself with, because I went to school with a bunch of people who didn’t like me. His anger is easy to recognize. I found myself thinking: Carson and I would have made a pretty fine team. I love when such a thing happens while reading a book.

So as you can gather from that, I really liked the main character, and I think that’s one of the most important things in a book.

Making a likeable main character isn’t easy, but Chris Colfer managed it beautifully.

I’ve read a bunch of books where I didn’t like the main character, where I was like: when is he/she going to die? (Or something equally tragic) And they just don’t, because they are the main character (duh.)

Then there’s the books where the main character dies and you really liked him, but it’s somehow okay because it’s part of the story and the bigger meaning of it. That’s what ‘Struck by lightning’ is like.

Struck by lightning made me both really sad, and really happy. 

Sad because Carson never got to live out his dream.

And happy because I made me want to live out mine even more now.

Read the book, it’s brilliant.

(Ps: That article in the end is like frosting on a cake, I was the last little thing that pushed me to give this book five stars)

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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams
Progress: 71/178 pages