K-Drama Review: Kill Me, Heal Me || Intriguing with a pinch of irritating


Show Name: Kill Me, Heal Me
Episodes: 20
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Mental-Illness, [Adult]
Director:  Kim Jin-Man
Cast: Ji Sung, Hwang Jung-Eum, Park Seo-Joon, Kim Yoo-Ri, Oh Min-Suk, Choi Won-Young
My Rating: 

Blurb:

After a traumatic experience in his childhood, Cha Do Hyeon, a third-generation billionaire, suffers memory lapses and his personality then scattered into seven different identities. Wanting to regain control over his life he asks Oh Ri Jin, a first-year psychiatric resident, to try to helps him secretly, but she eventually falls in love with one of his personalities. Meanwhile, Ri Jin’s twin brother, Oh Ri On, is a famous mystery novelist who investigates about Do Hyeon and his family.


Okay so, this drama is super popular and super love by most people but unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought it did. I guess the case of it’s me, not you happened with me for this drama.

Cha Do Hyeon (Ji Sung) has been suffering from split personality disorder since he was a child after a certain accident but he has no previous memories of it. When his life accidentally intertwines with a psychiatric resident Oh Ri Jin (Hwang Jung-Eum), she decides to try and help him but slowly she starts falling for one of his personalities. But when everything threatens their future, they are both forced to relive their painful past in order to make peace with their true selves.

So first of all, the good things! The plot was a masterpiece. The way multiple personality disorder was handled was indeed praise-worthy, it was comical at times but it was never offensive and it kept surprising me at every turn. Cha Do Hyeon’s personality breaks down into 7 pieces after a certain incident during his childhood. All the personalities were so freaking different from each other, Ji Sung’s acting was simply phenomenal. The way he switched from one role to the other definitely managed to surprise me.

Out of all the personalities, Shin Se-gi was the most dominant one and damn I loved him! He was also the one most attached Oh Ri Jin. The romance was a bit insta-lovey which didn’t bother me much but I didn’t totally enjoy it either. One of the things that was the most annoying was Oh Ri Jin’s screaming. My goodness, there was definitely no need for so much screaming though!!

Anyway, among the rest of the personalities, Ahn Yo-na too was the one who was the most hilarious but I can’t forget Perry Park, he was equally funny but dangerous as well because of his love for making bombs! I seriously couldn’t stop laughing at those moments!

Although the plot was executed well, I felt this drama stretched too much, especially because of the repetitive flashbacks which after some time started to become too irritating. But I did enjoy how their pasts intertwined. Anyway, the way this show wrapped up won my heart. I was almost on the verge of tears when we had to say goodbye to the personalities but I was absolutely pleased how this show ended. Oh, oh how can I forget, I looooved Oh Ri On (Park Seo Joon) as the female lead’s brother, they were such cute siblings and I loved how they took care of each other until the end.

Overall Kill Me, Heal Me was an intriguing drama. The plot was complicated but executed well enough and all the issues were handled well. The acting was reaaaally awesome and although I didn’t enjoy it totally, I’m still glad I watched this one.

Recommend it?

Yes.


So guys, have you watched this show yet? Did you enjoy it?

Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon || Where I nearly drowned in cuteness

Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
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Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 310 pages, Paperback
Published: September 3rd, 2015 by Corgi Childrens
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her. Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a door opens. But does Maddie dare to step outside her comfort zone?

Everything, Everything is about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love.


This book was everything! I didn’t think I was going to love this book this much. I couldn’t put this book down and finished it in two sittings. Oh, I soo didn’t want this story to end.

Madeline aka Maddie suffers from SCID, i.e. if she went outside her house she could die at any second. She has never stepped outside her whole life. When Olly moves in as their new neighbour, things begin to change for both of them. Olly has never met a girl like her before and Maddie finally wants something more. It’s up to Maddie to take a leap of faith and move forward or be enclosed in her home forever.

“Everything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It’s up to you.”

I enjoyed the plot so much. Everyone talked about this book so much that most of the story was spoiled for me. I am guilty here too because I couldn’t stop looking at the reviews either but that didn’t make me feel any less giddy when I started this book. It was so freaking cute. Everything was freaking cute. I was literally dying of cuteness. Lol. Nonetheless, I loved how the plot was executed and this book was so damn addictive!

I fell in love with Maddie and Olly. They were so much different yet together they were absolutely perfect. The email exchanges and messages, their day-to-day encounters and their nighttime rituals were just so sweet and it added more flavour to the story. Unfortunately, I knew the plot twist was coming and when it did it failed to surprise me but weirdly I didn’t mind that at all. Wel,l I should be thankful that my enjoyment was not marred. I liked Maddie’s character so much, she was different… just different but I could connect with her on some level. Olly was absolutely swoon-worthy. I liked him sooo much!! (That would be an understatement.)

Maddie’s decision to listen to her heart surprised me, it proved that she was so much brave than one could ever be and I loved how Olly supported her. And that was one epic adventure and I really, really enjoyed it. The chemistry and romance between Olly and Maddie were just as epic.

“Spoiler alert: Love is worth everything. Everything.”

The other characters were portrayed so well and it played an important part of the story. Maddie’s nurse/caretaker Carla was such an awesome person, she cared about Maddie so much. I took an immediate liking to her whereas her mom gave a different off-beat vibe. Another thing I would have liked is more information about SCID which was there but it was merely brushed by.

Overall, Everything, Everything was a fantastic read! The plot was neatly executed and the characters were felt so real. I loved the romance between Olly and Maddie and I didn’t want the book to end. The writing was beautiful and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.

Recommend it?

Yes!!


So guys, have you read this book yet? What did you think about it?

Review: Whispers and the Roars by K. Webster || Blog Tour

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Welcome to my tour stop of Whispers and the Roars by K. Webster organized by IndieSage PR. You can view the full schedule here.


Title: Whispers and the Roars

Author: K. Webster

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Mental-Illness, [New-Adult]

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Heat Rating: Pretty warm

Trigger Warning: Abuse

Page Count and Format: 227 pages, Ebook

Published: December 6th, 2016 by K Webster

Source: I received a review copy of this book from IndieSage PR in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 4 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

When my eyes are closed, the monster can’t ever see me.
When I sing a song in my head, the monster can’t ever hear me.
When I pretend my bedroom is a playground where I play hide and seek, the monster can’t ever find me.

The darkness should frighten me.
I should worry I’ll find more monsters…monsters scarier than him.
But I’m not afraid.

It’s safe here.
When I’m inside of my head…

He. Can’t. Ever. Touch. Me.

Author’s Note: THIS STANDALONE IS BEST ENJOYED WHEN YOU DON’T READ ANY REVIEWS OR SPOILERS BEFORE READING. GOING IN BLIND IS BEST. TRUST ME.

Warning: Whispers and the Roars is a dark romance. Strong sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress are found in this story. The abuse written in this story is graphic and not glossed over which could be upsetting to some. Proceed with caution. This story is NOT for everyone.


My Thoughts

This book was quite a ride! I had read a book by K. Webster before (which was quite mind blowing btw…), I picked this one immediately and damn… this was definitely explosive as ever!

As the author said in the blurb, one should go into this book without knowing nothing otherwise, it’ll ruin the whole essence of this book, I too will be very vague in this review because I don’t want to give away the actual spoiler but it’s going to be very freaking hard to review this book but trust me, it’s worth the read, it’s not an average NA book.

Kady is running from the ghosts of her past, the only constant in her life was her boyfriend Yeo, who she pushed away. But now he is back in town and he wants her back in his life. But when the demons of her past come back to haunt her, where will she run?

The plot was executed in a unique way. Kady doesn’t trust anybody except a select few of her friends. Her only solace and comfort were her boyfriend Yeo before she pushed him away because she felt she was keeping him tied down. Things start to change when he comes back but her past won’t let her live. Up until 50% of the book, some of the things that were happening felt a little wrong to me but then wamn bam!! In the freaking face! The plot twist came out of nowhere, I didn’t even imagine something like this could happen and trust me, everything falls into place.

I’ve been wanting to read a book with this particular mental illness for a long time since I read a book by Sidney Sheldon and this was even better than that! The mental illness is treated sensitively but it’s not glossed over. I can’t say anything more about this topic but you guys should most definitely read this book.

All the characters are well fleshed out, I think it’s one of the reasons I couldn’t detect the plot twist that was speeding my way. Nonetheless, I loved Kady and I really hated what she had to go through in her childhood. Yeo is the man of any girl’s dreams. And yay to the diversity, I love Korean people! Although Kady pushed him away, he never gave that place in his heart to anybody else. And most of all, Kady comes with a lot of baggage but Yeo stayed, his love and loyalty for this girl really touched my heart.

Overall, Whispers and the Roars was a fantastic read. The plot and the characters were executed really well. I loved the romance and the relationship between Yeo and Kady. The plot twist was really… well twisty (just read the book). The writing was a tad bit different but it suited the book and I definitely loved it and the pace was even throughout the book. I can’t wait to read more by this author.

Recommend it?

YES!


Author Bio:

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

Author Links:

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Purchase Links:

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Review: Paint My Body Red by Heidi R. Kling

Title: Paint My Body Red

Author: Heidi R. Kling

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Genre: Contemporary, Mental Illness, [New-Adult]

Heat Rating: Slightly warm

Trigger Warnings: Suicide, Rape

Page Count and Format: 350 pages, Ebook

Published: November 2nd 2015 by Entangled Publishing, LLC

Source: I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. (Sudden wish granted!)

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051

Blurb (from Goodreads):

The world isn’t just black or white. Sometimes it’s red…

They think I’m next. That I’ll be the seventh kid to step in front of a train and end my life. With the rash of suicides at my school, Mom’s shipped me off to my dad’s Wyoming ranch for “my own safety.” They think I’m just another depressed teenager whose blood will end up on the tracks. They don’t know my secrets…or what I’ve done.

I wasn’t expecting Dad to be so sick, for the ranch I loved to be falling to bits, or for Jake—the cute boy I knew years ago—to have grown into a full-fledged, hot-as-hell cowboy. Suddenly, I don’t want to run anymore, but the secrets from home have found me…even here. And this time, it’s up to me to face them—and myself—if I want to live…


USEEEEEEEEE

This book was so not what I expected it to be. I kinda have mixed feelings about this book but then again I loved it as well. I didn’t read it previous year but it was on my Netgalley wish list and when I saw my wish was (literally) granted, I was pretty excited to go into this book. I earlier though that it was a paranormal-ish contemporary but it definitely wasn’t that but I liked the way the story took its turn and how everything was executed.

Paige is sent to her dad for the holiday before she joins college. It’s more than just a visit, after the string of suicides started happening in their town, Paige’s mom didn’t want her to be the next victim. Meanwhile Paige is dealing with her own demons but when she returns back to the countryside she once loved, things slowly begin to change. And then there’s Jake, the cowboy who she can’t stop thinking about. But will she be able to take a stand on her life or will everything take turn for the worse?

At my death paint my body with red paint and plunge it into fresh water to be restored back to life, otherwise my bones will be turned into stone and my joints into flint in my grave, but my spirit will rise.

―Crazy Horse

This book was so raw and realistic. And we often don’t like reality much, especially the bad side of it and this book exactly portrayed that. After Paige’s mom moved into Silicon Valley, Paige started going to a very different school than she used to. Everyone there was too competitive and the only thing they wanted was to get into a reputed university. But when things began backfiring, the suicides started. I can’t even begin to tell how much I can relate to that in day-to-days-life. It’s one of the reasons I don’t like to read newspapers much because rarely a day goes by when I don’t read that someone has committed suicide due to pressure from studies and parents and this breaks my heart so goddamn much! Why can’t people understand that there so much more to life other than getting into a reputed uni but then again believe me, I do get it. I got the backlash from my relatives when I, myself didn’t get into a super well known college but I did my best wherever I was.

Suicide is one of the leading cause of death all over the world, you are gone but the mess it leaves behind is unbearable. It once happened in our school, I can never forget that in my life. Please, it’s my earnest request, if you are having any suicidal thoughts please, please decide to take help before taking any drastic step. I know it’s hard but think before you do anything. This book deals with more than one kind of sensitive issue and both of them were handled really well. Okaaay, so I got bit sidetracked… let’s get back on, shall we?

The story is presented in alternating chapters from her past and present. It provided an additional mysterious aspect to the story and I was so curious to find out what went down with her and her stepbrother. I didn’t know what to feel when I found out their whole story, it was kind of heartbreaking. I couldn’t understand why her mother didn’t say anything earlier despite knowing everything, although she confessed later, it didn’t make it any better. I know according to Paige it was her own mess to deal with but how can a mother abandon her daughter for her own selfish reasons!! Even if Paige forgave her, I never could.

Nonetheless with Paige’s visit to her homeland, things start to better for her as well. She hasn’t seen her father in a long time and he’s in the verge of dying. But this visit helps him as well. I loved how their father daughter realtionship grew once again. Jake was  a gorgeous and swoony cowboy and I loved how he treated Paige. I loved both, Jake and Paige together a lot! But my favourite was Scout, Paige’s pony. It made me cry so bad when she had to say goodbye to her.

Overall, Paint My Body Red was a whole new different kind of read. The plot kept me intrigued from the beginning and the characters were fleshed out pretty well. I loved Paige’s character growth throughout the book. The romance between Jake and Paige was sweet and I loved it! The writing was smooth and descriptive and the pace was even throughout the book. This was definitely a bitter sweet experience after all.

Recommend it?

Yes.


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Review: Butterfly Dreams by A. Meredith Walters

Author: A. Meredith Walters

Tittle: Butterfly Dreams

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Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]

Heat Rating: Warm

Page Count and Format: 317 pages, Ebook

Expected Publication: November 24th 2015 by Loveswept

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558321867


Blurb (from Goodreads):

She’s waiting to die. . . . Corin Thompson is paralyzed by her obsession with mortality. Having lost both of her parents, she is terrified by the idea that she too will die young, and she loses control at any sign of illness. But when Corin connects with someone who has survived a very real brush with death, she begins to see the world in a whole new way.

He’s learning to live. . . . As Corin struggles under the weight of her neuroses, Beckett Kingsley is attempting to rebuild a life that feels all too temporary. With the ever-present threat of heart failure never far from his mind, he just wants to make the most of whatever time he has left. And that means pursuing the girl he never expected to find.

Together, Corin and Beckett finally learn to let go of their fears and take solace in everyday pleasures. Who knows what the future holds? After all, nothing lasts forever— the only promise they have is right now.


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Butterfly Dreams is the second book I read by this author after Desperate Chances. I consider myself very lucky as I got the chance to read the eARC. This book is undoubtedly one of the best book I’ve ever read, it’s incredibly beautiful and heartwarming and the essence of this book lingers long after the final pages have been turned. And the cover, it’s so stunningly beautiful.

After the death of Corin’s parents, she started suffering from hypochondria, i.e. a person who is abnormally anxious about their health. She fears that she will die soon just like her parents. Beckett has suffered from a fatal cardiac arrest, another one in the near future could be very deadly. These two first meet at a support group and slowly but steadily they begin to form an unlikely bond and they realise they both have the power to heal each other. Will Beckett be able to make Corin realise to live her life to the fullest and will Corin take that chance with him when she knows he’s only hanging by a thread?

I had a feeling that I was not going to be dissapointed with this book, and oh my God, I fell in love with it. I cannot express how much I adore this book! It’s so powerful and contains so many strong messages. The plot was so realistic and diverse, it dealt with so many issues and opened my eyes to some of them which I was not familiar of. The main protagonist, Corin not only suffers from hypochondria but also thanatophobia, i.e. fear of mortality. The author made the characters so realistic, it was pretty easy to relate to them, even though (thankfully) I hadn’t gone through such experiences. The last 5% was pretty intense, I cried hysterically throughout that whole portion, I really thought I was going to die, omg it was such a heart stopping moment and well, what can I say, everything was executed just perfectly!

The characters were pretty uniquely portrayed. Corin didn’t get any support nor did she get any help for herself when her parents died, she simply locked herself into a shell and started believing that she would get sick just like her parents and die suffering. She had frequent panic attacks but she stayed in denial without asking for help. But when Beckett stepped into the view, things began to change. She felt happy and safe with him and for the first time she actually began to live. Beckett wanted to give her everything, he made her realize the value of life. Although Corin was reluctant and afraid to get involved with him at first, she realised it was too late and couldn’t stay away from him much longer.

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Beckett was such a swoon worthy guy, he always tried to stay optimist and simply accepted her as she was and stood by her side no matter what.  He was such a pretty damn perfect character.

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Their first meetings were so awkwardly cute! It was simply utterly adorable. She would turn into a blabbering mess whenever she was nervous around him. There was incredible amount of character growth which I absolutely loved. She turned from an unstable character in denial to an amazing woman who’s been through many things and is now much stronger. I adored their relationship, it built up slowly and nothing felt rushed. Both of them were complete opposites but they fit in together quite easily and it felt so damn natural. They were both broken inside but they healed each other. Even when things became impossible, they never gave up on each other.

Overall, Butterfly Dreams was an incredible (okay I’m saying this word for the last time now, I just can’t help it!) book which dealt with a few important issues, the plot was brilliantly executed and I fell in love with the characters. I absolutely loved their relationship and I enjoyed the romance between Corin and Beckett. The writing style was simply beautiful and sometimes even poetic which I loved very much. The pace was even throughout the book, neither too slow nor too fast. This book is definitely one of my new favourite this year and I’m going to read every single book this authors writes.

Recommend it?

YES YES YES!


So guys are you exited for this awsome book? Or are you going to let it pass? I definitely want to buy myself a physical copy of this book, everything is just so beautiful about this book. Let me know what you guys think in the comments!