Top Ten Tuesday with Elena: Ten Characters Who Are Super Talented

 

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Description: Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

 

Top Ten Tuesday is a very cool meme I stumbled upon recently, and I love all the Top Ten lists created by The Broke and The Bookish. Today I chose the one that highlights Ten Characters Who Are Super Talented.

So, here’s my list:

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Elena’s Picks: First Encounters… (#2)

Some of the scenes I enjoy the most in books are those ones where the two characters lay eyes on each other or get to talk for the first time. I love seeing their emotions, what goes through their mind when they stare at the other person or try not to do so, sometimes failing miserably. It’s also interesting to see how their relationship progresses, since that very first encounter…

Also, if the first meeting between the characters is well written, the interest of the reader is definitely piqued, and they’ll want to keep reading the story to see how things turn out…

In THIS post I shared with you some of this kind of scenes, taken from books I love. And here are more first encounters that I find absolutely intriguing and beautiful, especially considering what happens next… 😉

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Elena’s Book Crushes: Nick Greenwald and Josh Walker

I can’t believe we’re almost half way through 2014. Like I said before, I feel like time is passing so fast lately, which is freaking me out a bit, to be honest. But the good thing is that I’ve already read so many great books these past months, and this means I met so many new wonderful book boyfriends…Today I’ll talk about Nick Greenwald from A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams (you can find my review here) and Josh Walker from Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros (you can read my review here)

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Elena Reviews: Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros

 

 

 

 

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The synopsis:

She knew. That’s why Mom hadn’t opened the door. She knew he was dead.
Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart.
Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbor, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her over and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can’t deny their intense attraction.
Until Josh’s secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he’s worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My rating: 5 glittering stars

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My review:

“Just let me love you, December, because I can’t stop anyways. I’ve been at your mercy since I was eighteen.”

Full Measures is a little gem. It’s a book that stirs in you so many emotions, that it’s difficult to keep them inside and not want to share them. When you finish the story, you want to call all your friends and tell them to read it, so that they can experience the beauty of December and Josh’s love story.

As it often happens when I come across books that are so good, I find it difficult to put my thoughts into a review, and this is also the case of Full Measures. Yes, because Rebecca Yarros  wove an incredible story — a story about sacrifice, hope, life – altering choices and unconditional love.

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