Review: “The Neighborhood” by Stylo Fantome

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Yes….it was an AWESOME read….and yes she did choose…. the best one smiley-face .

After the ending of the first one, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one, after all with an ending like that, I just had to know which one she would choose.  It became a real roller coaster but in the end the better of the two was chosen, and she was able to remain friends with the other.  If I say much more all the secrets will be given and I would spoil it for you, so mums the word.  I can share this snippet with you though without going too deep:

Wulfric Stone, living two floors above her.  Liam Edenhoff still living one building away from her.  Two men she’d been involved with , slept with, had deep, personal relationships with.  Two men who’d empowered her and helped her grow and changed her very core.  Two men who had used her and chewed her up and then spit her out. And now both those men were her close neighbors.

Sounds good doesn’t it!!!!! Just yummy yummy stuff.

As in the first, Stylo gave us some more of her beautiful writing; and there were a few quotes that I must include in this review, yes some spoke about sex, but there were one or two that spoke about life.  Let me share what stood out for me:

This, from Wulfric Stone:

“Because despite everything,” he spoke softly, moving closer to her.  “The fighting and the lying and the game playing,” his lips were actually brushing against hers. “You still feel…exactly…the same…about me.”

This, from Katya’s musings:

A person could stand as strong and steady as they wanted, but they were no match for something made of stone.  He bowled her over, always.  Knocked her down and suffocated her and boxed her in.  She gasped against his mouth, moaned as both hands moved to cup the back of her head, tried not to cry when his entire body came into contact with hers.

From Katya’s Dad, about love and caring for someone:

“If you truly care about someone, then it takes work.  Hard, tough, difficult, and sometimes just plain god awful work.  Your mistake isn’t thinking you cant forgive Wulf, because clearly, you already have.  Your mistake is thinking that forgiving  someone automatically takes away all the hard work that goes into the relationship.  You think saying ‘I’m sorry’ should magically make the hurt and heartache go away.  Well, it doesn’t – ‘I’m sorry’ are just the first two words at the very beginning of a lot of conversations and a very long road of work.  Welcome to love, sweetie.”

And, from Katya again:

Don’t ever tell me I can’t do something, because then I will do it better than its ever been done before

and finally,

Having a good neighbor is nice, but having one that loves you and takes care of you and makes every moment feel like its catching on fire?  Well, that’s just the best neighbor ever…

Overall, it was a beautiful book, just wonderful and Stylo just keeps on doing it right.  I hear there are plans for another book Basic RGB .  I wonder who that one is going to be about.  Can’t wait to get that one !!

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So the -next in line- is a toss up between these three…not sure which it will  be but we will see:

truthwitch    city-of-bones-mortal-instruments     harry-potter-cursed-child

Want to help me decide which one I should read?….One is an e-book and the others are books….and two are from the WTR list and one is not. ….What to choose and what to read?….the hardest decision EVER…..

Synopses from:  

  1.  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21414439-truthwitch?ac=1&from_search=true
  2. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/256683.City_of_Bones?ac=1&from_search=true
  3. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29069989-harry-potter-and-the-cursed-child-parts-1-2?ac=1&from_search=true

TRUTHWITCH 

In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.

Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

CITY OF BONES 

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD 

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

 

HELP ME TO CHOOSE!!!!

 

Happy Reading,

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