Adriana, Emmy and Leigh are best friends living in Manhattan, New York.
Adriana - The Brazilian goddess, the ultimate slut socialite who will sleep witAdriana, Emmy and Leigh are best friends living in Manhattan, New York.
Adriana - The Brazilian goddess, the ultimate slut socialite who will sleep with just about anything male.
Emmy - The flat-chested serial monogamist who had been dumped by her five-year boyfriend for a virgin cheerleader (like I would believe that for a minute!).
Leigh - The obsessive and compulsive one with lots of issues despite having perfect everything i.e boyfriend, job, place... or so her friends thought.
One day, the two of them made a pact of changing their lives in a year. Adriana is to settle with ONE guy while Emmy will sleep around as she trot around the globe within a year. Leigh? Well, she has it all, no? The perfect boyfriend every women drool upon, the job with one of the top publishers, a place of her own with lots of space, unlike Emmy's. And she has this No-Human-Contact every Monday night.
It is the story of 3 not-so-young women in the big city. Each with their own issue and conflicts.
Coming from Lauren Weisberger (The Devil Wears Prada), I was expecting a good read, if not a great one. The result: DISAPPOINTING! It was a HUGE letdown for me as I went through page by page. It's like reading a novel wrote by a lazy and amateurish author! There's nothing interesting or anything remotely new in this novel. It's bland. It's meaningless. It's just downright stupid. Even the title doesn't fit the story. At all.
I have only one word for this novel: BLEARGH!!!...more
This novel has got the elements that make it work. There's the love triangle, the betrayal, the eating dSun, sea, sand, boys ... and drama all around.
This novel has got the elements that make it work. There's the love triangle, the betrayal, the eating disorder, a bit of mystery and like I said earlier, drama.
This novel is, as I understand, a part of a series. But reading this book won't make you feel so left out or confused with the storyline. It makes you just wanna read the other books in the series. Even this book does not put thing conclusively. We still yet to know what will happen to the love triangle between Summer, Seth, Austin and Diana. And then there's Adam Merrick who changes his name to Jared due to a tragedy and looking forward to be closer to Summer.
It's a teen fiction. I enjoyed it, nonetheless....more
I would never ever thought I would actually like the fourth book of this Twilight saga. But I really do like it, actually. The fourth book was... amazI would never ever thought I would actually like the fourth book of this Twilight saga. But I really do like it, actually. The fourth book was... amazing. Well, to me, at least. It seems that I like Bella The Vampire much much more than Bella The Human. Bella The Vampire could definitely kick some serious ass.
The story started off with Bella and Edward's wedding, which was a bit weird actually. And right after the wedding which was marred by Jake's appearance (who disappeared, heart-broken in Book 3), Edward whisked Bella off to a private island for their honeymoon, which was kinda freaky. We were exposed to the love-making process between a vampire and a human... but not much really. And soon after, Bella was pregnant. *Haven't they even heard about safe sex? Guess not.*
At this point, where Bella and Edward realized that she is carrying his not-so-normal baby, the story got really interesting. I was hooked from that moment on.
And telling the story from Jake's perspective was great. At least I was grateful not to be in Bella's world where it only revolves around Edward.
All in all, this book did not disappoint me much. The gathering of the various vampire covens, the Volturi, Jacob imprinting on Bella and Edward's child, the gifted child who captured everyone's hearts (including mine)... it made for great reading for me. Book 4 is definitely much much better than all the 3 books combined. ...more
You've got to love J.K. Rowling. I think she is a genius, that Rowling woman. The final book, and yet she still manage to mesmerize us with the adventYou've got to love J.K. Rowling. I think she is a genius, that Rowling woman. The final book, and yet she still manage to mesmerize us with the adventure of a young wizard.
I've got to hand it to Rowling for having the guts to "kill" off several characters, even the key ones like Dumbledore and Snape. Who would've thought that Snape is not actually who we thought he is? And who would've thought that there's actually a more human side to Snape? I certainly did not expect that. And his death and his memories (as shown to Harry through Pensieve) actually brought tears to my eyes.
The death of several lovable characters in their fight against the Dark Lord also makes my eyes misty. We might question why do they have to die, but I see this as a need to make it more believable. After all, every war has its own casualties, sacrifices, blood must be spilled.
I was holding my breath towards the end of the book. Such is the impact of the book to me. And if it can do that, it's a damn well good story. But alas, all good things must come to an end. This will be the book that I will remember for a long time. With this, we part, Harry Potter.
Eh, wait. The final installment of the movie is yet to come out. And with that, I shall bid you goodbye. I had the time of my life, by the way....more
What I really like about the Cynsters is that they don't dally if they like a woman. Once they like a lady, they will set their minds to marry the saiWhat I really like about the Cynsters is that they don't dally if they like a woman. Once they like a lady, they will set their minds to marry the said lady. Demon Cynster is no exception, even when he was at first, opposed at the idea of marriage. Not once he meets Flick. Or Felicity.
The story is just so-so but I enjoyed it, nevertheless. Not much of adventure. And it's definitely interesting that Demon could hold his demon back from ravishing the innocent Flick like his previous members of Bar Cynster who can't seem to get enough of their ladies. Well, at first, anyway.
Nothing much or new here. Same old formula that I'm familiar with. ...more
Well, well, well. To my amazement, I enjoyed the second installation of this Twilight saga more than the first one. Even with the absence of the CulleWell, well, well. To my amazement, I enjoyed the second installation of this Twilight saga more than the first one. Even with the absence of the Cullens. Maybe because there wasn't much Edward-worshipping stuff in this one.
I have to say the style of writing slightly improved and I found myself absorbed in Bella's world at times. The seemingly pointless details in the first book didn't really appear in New Moon. And the way Mrs. Meyer described the relationship between Bella and Jake, well, I could relate to it actually.
It's a bit predictable, to be honest. Jake turning into a werewolf, Victoria hunting Bella to avenge James' death, Edward and the Cullens' returns to Forks. Did I say predictable?
It's a good read which I enjoyed. And I'm actually looking forward to read the third book....more
I'll be honest here. The movie didn't entice me. My friend's horrific review of the movie was more than enough for me to stay away from the movie itseI'll be honest here. The movie didn't entice me. My friend's horrific review of the movie was more than enough for me to stay away from the movie itself. However, the book piqued my interest. I saw a girl reading Twilight in the train and she was so engrossed with it that she missed her stop. So I decided to give the book a chance.
I WAS interested in the beginning, in the early part of the book. But after some time, it began to wear me off. Yes, the characters are all interesting, except for the heroine herself, Bella. She's irritating to me. Should I see the movie, maybe I would scream.
And then, the way Ms. Meyer kept going on and on and on about how perfect Edward is. She glorified his beauty and perfection in every chapter. Edward is so painfully perfect that it is nauseating. The way Ms. Meyer gushed about Edward, one would thought she herself is in love with the character she created.
Overall, I found TWILIGHT to be just about ok. Francine Pascal could've done better though, in my humble opinion. The story is there, Stephenie Meyer need to concentrate more on that rather than perfecting Edward in every sense and aspect. ...more
I don't know... I'm just not that into this kind of book. It's a good mystery book, yes, but I won't be too eager to repeat the experience.
Murder of cI don't know... I'm just not that into this kind of book. It's a good mystery book, yes, but I won't be too eager to repeat the experience.
Murder of children is disturbing. More disturbing when it is done by a 13-year old. Granted, the killer is a bit not right in the head, but still, it's disturbing.
Aside from the Truth Sojourner School killer, we have Jack and Jill. They're cold-blooded, ruthless, professional and determined. To kill the President of the United States. Before that, they decided to send some "messages" to the President and the Secret Service. The messages are sent through the high-profile people they killed.
Jack and Jill has come to The Hill To kill, kill, kill...
Nice read. Only I don't really like the mystery towards the end....more