I am so glad I got this book on sale, rather than the individual prices 1.99 stamped on each book. If I had paid full price, I would go berzerk. MakeI am so glad I got this book on sale, rather than the individual prices 1.99 stamped on each book. If I had paid full price, I would go berzerk. Make no mistake, Four is still a formidable character, and I am glad I got more glimpses into him, however, as much as the book was a kind of good addition to the Divergent series (since it's hard to accept that it's over), sad to say it wasn't really necessary.
On sale today on kindle for $3.25. A steal, considering each book from the collection is 1.99....more
There was a point in my life where I enjoyed new adult romances. I used to enjoy the angst, the H/h problems, good girl and bad boy getting together,There was a point in my life where I enjoyed new adult romances. I used to enjoy the angst, the H/h problems, good girl and bad boy getting together, the cheesier than cheetos love declarations.
I think that time has passed. Almost every new adult I have read has that same formula. Just different characters and slightly different problems, but nonetheless, all the same.
3:AM Kisses was bordering on kind of funny to just downright frustrating. Plenty of eyeroll moments for me. I wanted to like the book, but the romance was just too juvenile for my liking.
I will stop shoving new adult romances down my throat and move on to a different genre for now.
I might continue on the series, as I do want to know how the heroine's brother's story go....more
I absolutely adore the show How I Met Your Mother. Well, except for that effing ending, which I hated.
But if there's someone I adore most in the show,I absolutely adore the show How I Met Your Mother. Well, except for that effing ending, which I hated.
But if there's someone I adore most in the show, it would be Barney Stinson. He is legen-, wait for it, I hope you're not lactose intolerant, -dary!
Barney Stinson never disappoints.
The book contains the most precious and sacred articles of the bro code. But wait, there's more! There are puzzles, find the word, poems and printable the "lemon card" to give to lemon dates if you know what I mean, and printable youngest acceptable age to date.
I absolutely adored Heather Lyon's A Matter of Fate. It was such a pageturner and kept me at the edge of my seat. While reading that book, the feelingI absolutely adored Heather Lyon's A Matter of Fate. It was such a pageturner and kept me at the edge of my seat. While reading that book, the feeling when I first read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was felt evoked once more. Heather Lyons has then became one of my must reads. Though I must point out that despite being blown off my feet by A Matter of Fate, the whole series did not end up on my favorites list as it wasn't able to follow through.
I liked the idea of Medusa as a victim. Medusa, if you change it to MAGDUSA, turns to a Tagalog word which translates as to suffer. Which she did. One couldn't help but feel remorse for her. During her pre-gorgon years, Medusa had good looks that transfixed people. But she would have gladly traded it for a talent for music or art. Hating the attention, she decides to become one of Athena's handmaidens. She takes care of a man and ends up having feelings for him. The man asks her to run away with her, but bound by her duties as Athena's handmaiden, she refuses. A couple days later, feeling a bit of regret for not coming, the man comes back and forces himself on her. And this man happens to be *drumroll* Poseidon, the king of the seas.
So as if it's not suffering enough to be raped, Athena, the goddess of "wisdom" comes in the scene and decides to curse poor Medusa for desecrating her temple. Thus Medusa ending with a serpentine body and snakes as hair. Medusa is exiled, with only her plants and "girls" aka the snakes on her head.
Despite being a monster, Medusa is not a monster at all. She abhors taking lives and grieves for them.
I am thankful for some respite in Medusa's suffering. She has found a friend Mikkos, a sailor who she managed to not freeze to stone as she sensed his presence and was able to alert him. A couple years down the road, Mikkos loses sight and decides to visit Medusa to thank her for sparing his life.
Another friend is Hermes. I could gush about how Hermes is the new Adonis but let me refrain from fangirling.
What makes this short of a five star read was the dialogue. The writing is beautiful and descriptive but the characters are thousand-year old greek gods. Medusa herself is 2,000 years old. However, the dialogue between characters are too slang, and too ungodlike.
I'll be honest. It's been a while since I've read To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Lara Jean and Peter are a bit blurry. I do remember that I hadI'll be honest. It's been a while since I've read To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Lara Jean and Peter are a bit blurry. I do remember that I had a whimsical smile on my face as I was reading the book and was anxious as I ended it. When I heard that Jenny Han was planning on making book two, I got excited. And in the meantime, I read Jenny Han's The Summer I Turned Pretty, I figured Jenny Han is either a hit or miss.
P.S. I Still Love You is a delight. The characters are fun, and I have come to care for all of them. It made me wish that my high school days was as colorful as Lara Jean's. My high school was a class of 46 students, with 6 boys (2-3 are possible gay). The chance of me finding my own Peter K or John M III was very unlikely, unless I was drop dead gorgeous, which I was not.
The characters are enchanting. Must I mention Kitty and all her adorable-ness? Or Lara Jean's dad? Or Stormy?
A good follow up to a spectacular book, a must-read for those dying to know if Lara Jean and Peter K will make up.
Also, I was kind of team John for a bit cause I have to admit, Peter K can be an a**. ...more