I used to adore Sandra Hill's writing. Her first book I read was Frankly, My Dear and I love it to bits. I mean how can you not love a book with numerI used to adore Sandra Hill's writing. Her first book I read was Frankly, My Dear and I love it to bits. I mean how can you not love a book with numerous quotes and reference to Gone With the Wind? But somehow, this particular novel fails to excite me. In fact, I think there are too much sex in this novel.
I'm okay with sex, really. But c'mon, do I have to be reminded over and over again how 'huge' Jorund's err... staff is? And the mispronunciation of some words gets old pretty fast. A bit Mag-he here and there is fine, but up until the very last page? Bleghhhh.
I give this novel a 3-stars rating merely because of this...
"And had someone really said that he resembled that infuriating youthling singer with the whiney voice, Justin Bieber?"...more
Captain Jack West, Jr. is back with his mismatched crew members. This book starts off right where The Six Sacred Stones ends, where Captain West is faCaptain Jack West, Jr. is back with his mismatched crew members. This book starts off right where The Six Sacred Stones ends, where Captain West is falling to his death. But surely the hero cannot die. Captain West stays alive and continue his mission to save the world from the Dark Sun, from the power-hungry nations, and from his very own father.
This time, the challenges are more dangerous, more risky. Captain West has to race against time (as always) in order to save the entire human civilization from being wiped off the face of the earth. But along the way, he has to fight his father and half-brother. Captain West's team got separated as they continue on their assigned mission.
This book is more intense than the first two books, Seven Deadly Wonders and The Six Sacred Stones. The actions are more dizzying than ever. And being the final book in the Captain Jack West series, death is unavoidable. The deaths are mostly gruesome, that made me go "Shit!" at times. Captain West loses one of his best friends, and one of the key characters in the series.
To sum it all up, Five Greatest Warriors is one action-packed book that will keep you at the edge of your seat all the time. This is the best book out of the three books in the series. Kudos to you, Mr. Reilly. ...more
Tak salah kalau aku kategorikan Pecah dalam genre aksi atau thriller. Jadilah aku macam Inspektor Paul, mencari logik di sebalik rompakan yang terjadiTak salah kalau aku kategorikan Pecah dalam genre aksi atau thriller. Jadilah aku macam Inspektor Paul, mencari logik di sebalik rompakan yang terjadi. Baca dari muka surat pertama sampai muka surat terakhir. Aku baca tiga kali muka surat terakhir sahaja. Serius. Sebab aku terkejut dengan ending Pecah.
Kisah dalam novel Pecah bukan kisah yang boleh kita lihat hari-hari, bukan kisah biasa. Tapi itulah keistimewaan Pecah. Pecah bukan novel klise. Dan aku suka Pecah. Suka sangat-sangat. Sebab ada aksi, ada misteri, ada adegan flashback yang realistik, ada perkataan-perkataan yang mengharuskan aku buka Kamus Dewan, ada pembalasan dendam, ada adegan ranjang, ada rahsia. Yang tak ada, kisah cinta meleleh.
I knew it. I knew that this book will be the best book out of the four books in the Bride Quartet series. It's simply the best. I just love it.
I loveI knew it. I knew that this book will be the best book out of the four books in the Bride Quartet series. It's simply the best. I just love it.
I love the dimension and layers in Malcolm's character, the story of his past, his style, his everything. He's just the perfect man for Parker. Parker, the always efficient and brutally organized woman, got her world turned upside down with Malcolm. And they need each other to keep the balance.
And then there's Mac's (from Vision in White) wedding to Carter. The description of the wedding is so vivid, it feels like it's almost real.
And as I bid adieu to the women of Vows and their delectable man, I have to remind myself that happy ever after is not always about perfection....more
I read Jade Island first before I read this book. Naturally, I had to read up on Honor Donovan and Jake Mallory after Jade Island. Amber Beach is theI read Jade Island first before I read this book. Naturally, I had to read up on Honor Donovan and Jake Mallory after Jade Island. Amber Beach is the first book from four-parts of The Donovans series.
Honor is in a desperate search for his brother, Kyle Donovan, who went missing after a shipment of amber went wrong and a death of a man is pinned on his beloved brother. She then hires Jake Mallory as a fishing guide without knowing that Jake is actually looking for Kyle himself. While Honor is worried about her brother, Jake is counting ways to kick the Kyle's ass for the mess he thought Kyle engineered.
Of course, in the process of finding Kyle and a shipment of precious amber, Honor and Jake fell in love with each other. But neither of them trust each other. Jake refuses to trust another Donovan after Russia shit-listed his company and Honor is highly skeptical of Jake's sincerity after finding out who Jake really is. Here's a hint: Jake is no fishing guide.
I like the story enough. Skipped some part. Skimmed (quickly) at some part. Did not miss much, really. It's almost predictable towards the end. What I like the most is that Honor has got quick mouth. That's about it, I think....more
There's nothing sweeter than a childhood-sweetheart love story. And who better to write them if not Roberts herself? But you do not expect the normalThere's nothing sweeter than a childhood-sweetheart love story. And who better to write them if not Roberts herself? But you do not expect the normal boy-meets-girl kinda story from this great author. No, you don't. You will expect drama, suspense, mystery, romance and those things that made a great novel.
Sets in Black Hills, South Dakota, The Black Hills tells the story of childhood sweetheart, Lil and Cooper. Lil is the country girl who has the fondness for the wilds. Her dream is to build a safe haven for wild animals, a refuge. While Cooper is the Yankee-loving city boy who is forever trying to get his father's approval and attention, but ended up living with his grandparents' affection.
They met, fell in love and they went their separate ways. Lil's heart was broken into pieces. And she works hard to realize her dream of building a refuge. But someone is bend to destroy whatever she builds with her blood, tears and sweat. Even if it means to kill. Lil's life is threatened.
And that is when Cooper steps in. He has to protect Lil, with his own life if needed be. He loved her back then, when they were young and foolish. He loves her even more now. But before he could declare his undying love, he needs to proof himself to the world. He needs to show that he, too, could be someone. And he needs to convince Lil that this time, he's not going anywhere.
I just love the way Roberts tell her story. Rich with details, I feel like I was a part of the story right at the beginning. I understand Lil's pain, I understand Coop's reservation. It's so believable. And I'm simply in awe with the relationship Lil has with her animals, especially with a cougar affectionately known as Baby.
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
Since 'Seven Deadly Wonders', Mr. Reilly got me hooked with his style of writing. He got me at the edge of my seat most of the times... but somehow leSince 'Seven Deadly Wonders', Mr. Reilly got me hooked with his style of writing. He got me at the edge of my seat most of the times... but somehow left me unsatisfied at the end of this book.
Jack West, Jr. and his multinational gang is back! This time, the adventures are more dangerous, the enemies are stronger, the challenges are trickier and the destinations which we are taken to are simply fascinating.
This one is a page-turner. A winner all the way....more