Animal By G.S. Banks Spoiler free Review

Book Review, Favorite Readings

Disclaimer: The author kindly sent my a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Have you ever wondered if there’s an animal inside you, waiting to get out? If you did, then you were right. More right than you could have ever imagined. 

There are people in this world who, when they reach their teenage years, really do manifest the powers of their animal. They fight like bears, swim like fish, fly like eagles, jump like frogs and scheme like foxes. 

Ordinary people with extraordinary powers. 

They call themselves, Anitars. 

16-year-old Nina Gregory should have manifested by now; everyone else in her family already did. As a young girl it was all she ever wanted, but when a heartbreaking event happens right in front of her and there is nothing she can do to help, Nina begins to feel like she is not destined to become a superhero after all. 

Wherever there is light there is darkness and a group of people exist who want to take the powers of the Anitars for themselves, and these people are growing in resources and strength. When Nina’s little sister is kidnapped by them she has no choice but to try and save her. 

So begins Nina’s incredible adventure, right into the heart of this mysterious, magical world of superheroes and their astonishing gifts. 

My opinion.

I will not lie to you, when I first started reading this book, I wasn’t liking it very much but I decided to give it a try, and, ¡Oh God!, I won’t regret it!

I think my first conflict and the reason I wanted to leave this book, was the main character, Nina. But guys, I will advise you: don’t give up on reading a book, just because it hasn’t caught your attention from the beginning. 

I really loved the concept of the book and the plot was very interesting. I never read anything like this before; all about the Anitars and the manifestation and the process it takes to them to manifestate and everything was just amaizing!

When I decided to give Nina a second chance, I was surprised of the turn the things took in just a moment and once the action begins it never ceases until the end. You’ll follow her through her perils with a gang which is “Squad Goals”. The dangers she has to face once she’s out of her comfort zone, are the reason it takes to give way to a beautiful and stunning transformation. Let me tell you a secret: I knew it! 

Guys this book has been enjoyable, sometimes I wanted to punch her right on her face, sometimes I wanted to hug her. But these are the emotions a book character transmits to a reader. I have to say Banks absoloutely did a great job!

Quote:

“No war has ever been won without the loss of a battle”.

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Rating:

It’s a 4/5 ★ because I feel the ending could have been better… But I must wait for the other books to come, though.

Thanks for reading! Until next time…

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The book of lost Things Spoiler free short Review

Book Review, Favorite Readings

Goodreads Synopsis.

High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness. Angry and alone, he takes refuge in his imagination and soon finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a world that is a strange reflection of his own — populated by heroes and monsters and ruled by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book, The Book of Lost Things.

My opinion.

Hey guys! Is that time again!

While I’m still reading Hidden Figures (Which I like, but is very slow), sometimes I pick up a Fiction book and this week was The book of lost Things. When I started reading I thought I would be identified with the main character because some things about grief and that sort of stuff. But then everything took a very strange turn and It started to be very creepy and gruesome. I loved it!!!!

It is a very “child-ruining” book, but it also contains a very interesting adventure through an unknown land filled with strange characters and ambiance and all was just awesome, for me. I think what the author wanted the reader to perceive was the journey of the child-adult transition. Sometimes it was a little bit disturbing, but for me it was ok. I recommend this book, not to childs, but teens that want to find their identity and are dealing with troubles of any kind.

Conquer your fears! You’re always stronger than them!

Quotes.

“Stories were different, though: they came alive in the telling. Without a human voice to read them aloud, or a pair of wide eyes following them by flashlight beneath a blanket, they had no real existence in our world. They were like seeds in the beak of a bird, waiting to fall to earth. or notes of a song laid out on a sheet, yearning for an instrument to bring their music into being. They lay dormant, hoping for the chance to emerge. Once someone started to read them, they could begin to change. Stories wanted to be read. They needed it. It was the reason they forced themselves from their world into ours. They wanted us to give them life”.

“We all have our routines. But they must have a purpose and provide an outcome that we can see and take some comfort from, or else they have no use at all. Without that, they are like the endless pacings of a caged animal. If they are not madness itself, then they are prelude to it”.

“This life is filled with threats and danger. We face those that we have to face, and there will be times when we must make the choice to act for a greater good, even at risk to ourselves, but we do not lay down our lives needlessly. Each of us has only one life to livem and one life to give. There is no glory in throwing it away where there is no hope”.

 

Rating:

4/5 ★

Thanks again for reading! Until next Time…

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