Alyssa’s Reviews – Who Says You Can’t? You Do. by Daniel Chidiac

Hi everyone!

Today I’m going to be writing my long awaited book review for “Who Says You Can’t? You Do.” I received this book from the author a while ago and couldn’t be more excited to review it! I have been in a long reading/blogging slump, but I’m back and needed to do this review badly!

Have you ever wondered why there are few people living their dream, yet others seem to be slipping further away from theirs with every day that passes? Daniel Chidiac’s writing has touched millions of people worldwide and helps to transform thousands of lives daily. By opening Who Says You Can’t? YOU DO, we embark on a psychological and emotional journey that is certain to unlock our truest potential. This challenging yet extraordinarily rewarding book is the ultimate guide to discover the fulfilment we have been searching for our whole life.
‘This book is incredible, enlightening and I believe it to be right on point. It will make you look at things from many angles before you make a decision to act, as every act has benefit and/or consequence in your life. Daniel is an author with foresight beyond his years.’ John Huntington California, USA Co-Founder of Hart and Huntington
‘Who Says You Can’t? YOU DO is stimulating and regardless of one’s success, perceived and otherwise, assists in determining how to engineer what we want in life and from life. I found Daniel’s philosophy unique. I recommend that everyone, regardless of their status in life, would gain much benefit from reading this book.’ Professor Geoffrey Edelsten Medical Entrepreneur & Author of Enigma.

This book was so good and just what I needed to get back into reading/blogging. It felt so real and not phoney like a lot of books in this genre do.

One of my favourite quotes in the book was The beauty of life is just as real as the ugliness of life. It all depends on which one you choose to see.” This was such a powerful quote and it really spoke to me.

I enjoyed that you could hear motivation on every page throughout this book, and it’s was a real pick me up kind of book. If you’re feeling unmotivated, or you’re just not happy with your life in this moment, I’d strongly recommend this book to you!

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This book was really good and I gave it 4/5 stars!

I hope you all liked this short but sweet book review! Thanks again to Daniel Chidiac for a copy of his book!
Good Night Book Owls!

March Break 2016 TBR!

Hi everyone!

I haven’t written a blog post in quite a while, and it sure is good to be back! This march break, I want to get a lot of blog stuff done! I want to schedule a ton of posts and change up my theme a little bit, as well as read a few books! March Break starts tomorrow (technically Monday) for me! Most people call it Spring Break, but I like to call it March Break!

Here are some books I want to read this upcoming week!

The first book I MUST READ this winter break is Winter by Marissa Meyer! I bought this THE DAY it came out, and I still haven’t finished it! This happened to me with Cress, too. I think the size of this book intimidates me. Plus, one of my best friends Jordyn has been begging me to read this book, and I really really want to!!

I then want to read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. I bought this book a while ago on Book Outlet. I believe I’ve read it before, but I don’t remember much of it so I want to read it again. We are reading The Wave at school after the break, so I want to read something about the Holocaust on my own time before diving into the Wave at school.

If I’ve finished the 2 previous books, I really want to pick up Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell! I am currently binge watching Once Upon a Time and LOVING IT!!!!! So, I figured a fairy-tale retelling of Peter Pan would be amazing to read now! I received this book from Simon and Schuster Canada 2 weeks ago, and I can’t wait to start it!

Those are the books I want to read during March/Spring Break! Check out the books I had on my reading list for last March Break here! Let me know what you plan on reading in the comments below!

Good Night Book Owls!

Alyssa’s Reviews – Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend (ARC)

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to my blog! As I write this it is currently Christmas Eve! Can you believe it? I wonder how the year has gone so far and if I’m still tackling my New Years resolutions! In June, you will see another book review that I wrote today, in fact I wrote it just a few hours ago. Oh the joys of receiving books early and scheduling posts! Anyways, let’s get started with the review for a fantastic book! As always this review will be spoiler free. I hope you enjoy it!


In this powerful and buoyant YA novel, a thirteen-year-old girl learns to navigate the shifting loyalities of friendships in middle school and deals with challenges at home.
The beginning of the eighth grade is not what Anna thought it would be. Her lifelong best friend has ditched her for the cool kids, and her mom is in the hospital after a suicide attempt. Anna finds herself where she least expects to: living with her dad, his young new wife, and their baby, and starting a new year at school without a best friend. With help from some unlikely sources, including a crazy girl-band talent show act, Anna learns that sometimes you find what you need to pull you through in the most unlikely places.


Where You’ll Find Me is a beautifully amazing novel. I read it in one sitting, and it only took me a few hours to finish. It got me hooked on every page and I read and I literally couldn’t put it down! I have been on a real reading kick lately and hope to read a few more books before the end of 2015!
Anna Colette is a girl who is currently going through a lot. With a mother who just attempted suicide and a recently remarried father, plus the drama of being a middle school student, she has lots of thoughts going through her mind. Normally if the character in the book is in a middle school setting, the book will be middle grade, although it does not take place in her school and the subject matter is mature and I don’t believe is suitable for children of middle school reading level or thinking level. Anna is an interesting main character. I wouldn’t say that she is stubborn or obnoxious, but I wouldn’t say that she is the most loveable character either. She sticks with her gut and doesn’t forgive easily, which I really admired her for. In reality, I don’t like anyone to have conflict with me, so I end up always saying sorry to people, although Anna is not that type of person. Anna’s step mother Marnie was very nice and a very loveable character. Although she was much younger than Anna’s father, I found her very mature, especially for the situation she was technically dragged into. Anna’s father and mother were a complete different story. I really didn’t find either one to be terrible but loveable either, such as Anna. Which makes since, since she is their child!
The concept was very interesting as well. I will actually be graduating middle school in January (Grade 8), so I definitely understood some of the “drama” taking place. Although the story line wasn’t complicated, I really appreciated how there were many aspects to it. I loved how at the end of the novel I didn’t have any unanswered questions or any “enclosed wounds”.


I really loved this novel and found the characters easy to connect to! I loved basically everything about this novel and gave it 5/5 stars.

I hope that you all enjoyed this book review! Thanks to Raincoast Canada for this amazing novel!

Good Night Book Owls!