I don't usually throw the word love when it comes to my reviews, but God, I love this book. The songs attached made me love it evRaw, pure, emotional.
I don't usually throw the word love when it comes to my reviews, but God, I love this book. The songs attached made me love it even more.
The characters were so real, it was as if I was in the same room with them. There were times when I felt like eavesdropping in their intimate conversations.
Oh, Ridge, I don't even know what to say about you. You're magnificent. You work magic. You're amazing. A brilliant artist.
Sydney. I enjoyed being inside your head. Your insecurities, doubts, and fears were perfectly worded.
The pranks made me laugh out loud. Warren is a genius. And Bridgette is funny.
Maggie is nice. It would be easier if she was a bitch, but she wasn't. She was likeable.
The story is one of a kind. Something you'll never get tired of reading again and again.
It's not just a book, you know? It's more than that.
The way Ridge and Sydney fell in love was something I can't explain. It's not a whirlwind romance. The way they interact, how they understand each other through music is something special. They have a real connection, and no matter how hard they tried to stop it, it only blossomed into deep longing and desire.
When I listened to Maybe Someday, I was grinning from ear to ear, but at the same time, crying.
All the songs are perfect. They added more flavor to the plot. The idea behind it is simply wonderful.
Ah, the magic that comes from reading is indeed powerful....more
What I like about John Green is he writes about friendship and family more than love. Though it's kinReading this book gave me a feeling of nostalgia.
What I like about John Green is he writes about friendship and family more than love. Though it's kind of a romantic story, it doesn't only focuses on two people.
1. The story itself is magnificent. 2. Awesome character development. 3. Brilliant plot. 4. It's a mixture of humor, mystery, suspense, and adventure.
I like the clues, the searching, the road trip, and the metaphors.
The characters are hilarious; their flaws are obvious, but I adore them. Their friendship is something magical. Their relationship towards each other is painfully real.
Even though it's bittersweet and realistic, I believe it's a hopeful novel. Because I get to know the characters, I understand why it has to end that way; I realized why they had to take those actions, and why they chose something difficult. It's like, they're my friends. It ended in an unexpected way; you'll be left wondering what will happen to the characters after.
( I noticed some similarities between Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska, but I'm not going to complain.)
Seriously, John Green is one of the best! He's so awesome at writing, and tugging at people's heartstrings....more
There's a book you hug close to your chest. That you want to drown into. That you want to live in. Every reader has that book. And no matter how amazinThere's a book you hug close to your chest. That you want to drown into. That you want to live in. Every reader has that book. And no matter how amazing, great, a masterpiece it is, you do your very best to savor every word- to make it last, and if possible, read it longer so that you'll have more time with the characters and their story.
FANGIRL is that kind of book.
Messed up, crazy, and problematic characters. There were a lot of laugh out loud scenes. The story itself is simply amazing. What else? Don't let me start with the romance between the male and female protagonist because I won't be able to stop. This has now become one of my favorite books. Really. One of the best <3 Too awesome. Just....more
Here's the thing about reading. You still hope (for something to happen) even though the book is already in your hands. It's complete, finished, publisHere's the thing about reading. You still hope (for something to happen) even though the book is already in your hands. It's complete, finished, published. And no matter how hard you hope, wish, and pray, the ending will not change. But still, you hope.
Actually, I don't even know how to write a review for The Fault in Our Stars. I fear that I might not give justice to the book.
At first I even thought that I would just write: "One of the best! Enough said." But then I realized I have a lot of things to say.
So let me start by telling you that ever since I read the first chapter of TFIOS on my copy of Looking for Alaska, I was already hooked! I wanted to read it, but for some unfathomable reasons, I couldn't. Months later, my friend lent his book to me. I jumped in joy! Literally.
I like the characters. They have their own wit and humor. They are admirable and real. I want to be friends with them. Especially Hazel Grace (that has a surname that sounds like: Lung Cancer which is very clever) and Augustus (who is someone that knows he is attractive). Oh, don't forget Isaac (the blind friend that is a friend until the end).
I admire how Hazel Grace and Augustus fell in love. It was the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
The Fault in Our Stars is the kind of book that you don't want to end. I savored it, taking my time, lingering on every page, and marvelling at its beauty.
(view spoiler)[The world turned upside down when I found out that Augustus had a recurrence. I was hoping that Hazel would not die, not knowing that I was hoping for the wrong person. It was a clever move, but if I say so; it was a twisted plot. Like, really? How could you do that to Augustus? (He is one of my favorite fictional characters)
I wonder if Deception (Counterinsurgence Computer Game for blind people) is real. The one Isaac plays. And is there really a talking computer? Or a talking email?
When I was reading the letters of Augustus to Van Houten, I saw that there were only few pages left. And I was like, 'I don't want to finish it!' But of course I continued reading. Suddenly, out of nowhere, in an unexpected way, it ended. It sort of reminded me of An Imperial Affliction. (hide spoiler)]
John Green is a brilliant author. He truly depicts how it's like to have the remaining days of your life numbered. He knows how to capture the hearts of his readers. He understands what it's like to fear oblivion. To have someone you love dying. That pain is not something you can run away from. Mr. Green, when (not if) you read this I would like to have a cup of coffee with you. I'm satisfied with the ending you wrote, but I have a lot of questions in my mind. I am a very curious individual. Thank you for answering (replying to) one of my questions on the tweet chat. It means a lot to me. Especially you're one of my favorite authors.Cheers!
I had the time of my life reading this fantastic book. It's a one of a kind story that will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love.
Sometimes you really wished for something. But when you get it, you realized that it's not really much big of a deal. Especially when it didn't come up with your expectations.
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This novel has the right kind of romance, with a little bit of sugar and spice added to it.
I felt giddy reading this book. Couldn't wipe the gooey smThis novel has the right kind of romance, with a little bit of sugar and spice added to it.
I felt giddy reading this book. Couldn't wipe the gooey smile off my face! :D But there are certain scenes and paragraphs that can make you cry.
Joe! <3 A musician. A French guy. Someone (okay, I have a lot of adjectives to describe him, but I'm afraid that if I start, I won't be able to finish). If only fictional characters are real!
Lennie. . I like the way she scattered the poems all around her. The grief, guilt and betrayal that was inside her was hard to overcome, but she did. She made wonderful discoveries, and in the end, understand a lot of things.
The story is so realistic and passionate. The emotions are felt through the heart. After the last page, you're going to think about the characters. A lot. And it's the kind of book you hug close to your chest after reading it. Yes, I believe that the sky is everywhere! Love it! :)...more
We'll Always Have Summer is amazing! I don't even know what to say. Jenny Han is a great author. She knows how to tug theI. Can't. Believe. It's. Done.
We'll Always Have Summer is amazing! I don't even know what to say. Jenny Han is a great author. She knows how to tug the heartsrings of her readers.
Joining Belly in her adventure was indescribable. I liked her from the beginning until the end. Her emotions were believable and relatable. It was wonderful seeing her as a child, a teenager, and finally, a woman. She made mistakes and wrong decisions. She was not perfect. But she lived her life the way she wanted. And in the end, she chose the thing that will leave her at peace and happy. And I admire her for that.
Somehow, I always knew Belly and Conrad would end up together. They're just meant to be. And it's the type of love that is forever. Infinite.
I learned A LOT from reading the trilogy. It's the type of book you will read again and again because you won't get tired of it. And when you close it, you will hug it to your chest because you just love it. Their story made me laugh, cry, and smile at the same time. It was an experience I wouldn't forget.
The characters (esp Belly, Conrad, and Jeremiah) will always have a special place in my heart....more
Its tagline : "What if your imaginary friend from childhood was your one true love?" and the synopsis on the back cover made me want to read this book.Its tagline : "What if your imaginary friend from childhood was your one true love?" and the synopsis on the back cover made me want to read this book.
A lovely story. It made me laugh, cry, and fall in love at the same time. I found myself smiling for no apparent reason. It gave me different kinds of feelings while reading :)
I want my own Michael <3
(view spoiler)[The authors were pretty clever. On the Prologue, you'll think something bad will happen to Jane. But that happened to Vivienne, her mother who I hated so much half of the book. I didn't expect her to die -.- I don't even want to start with Hugh who was a stupid jerk!
On their honeymoon, I got the feeling that she might be pregnant. Cheers! I was right! :) After that, it was pretty predictable *or maybe it's just me*. That Michael was really human, and that his latest assignment was his child. (hide spoiler)]
One of the best! ;)
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This book is fantastic! Like, brilliantly amazing! I should not be surprised because we're talking about Stephanie Perkins here. Her first book - AnnaThis book is fantastic! Like, brilliantly amazing! I should not be surprised because we're talking about Stephanie Perkins here. Her first book - Anna and the French Kiss is on my top list of favorites.
Let's talk about the characters.
Lola Nolan. A teenager who is mature for her age, and who doesn't believe in fashion but in costume. I like her personality! I like her character, and I enjoyed being inside her head.
Cricket Bell. Oh my! He gave the moon and the stars to Lola! <3 He is love. Love, love, love. Enough said :)
Anna and Étienne. Asdfghjkl! They're here! But I did not expect that they would have great impact in the book. I'm so happy to continue reading their story.
Max. The ex boyfriend. I knew from the beginning that he was a jerk. No surprise there.
Calliope Bell. A true phenomenal ice skater. Even though she was a nemesis at first, I was not irritated with her. It's as if I understand why she did all of that. But I don't tolerate it.
Nathan and Andy. The parents. Very strict and protective of their daughter. Their love for her is genuine and comforting.
The story will make you smile, laugh, and fall in love. The scenes that happened are believable and realistic. It will give you hope and you will learn lessons about family, friendship, and love. And you'll realize that good things comes to those who wait.
There's no problem in being yourself because the people who loves you will accept you no matter what.
At first I was hesitant to read this because I thought the protagonist would be slutty. I've never been so glad to bDON'T JUDGE THE BOOK BY ITS TITLE!
At first I was hesitant to read this because I thought the protagonist would be slutty. I've never been so glad to be so wrong =D I wanted to try something new, so I didn't read the synopsis before reading the book -- I had NO idea what it was all about.
The perfect book for the month of heart :)
Anna and the French Kiss is simply AMAZING! I fell in love with the characters almost instantly. They are so easy to like. I read it in the middle of the night just to finish it and to know how it will end.
The setting is in Paris, France so what more can I ask for? This is just perfect! The way the author, Stephanie Perkins, describe it, it feels I want to go to Paris now more then ever.
I love it, like really! ♥ I can relate to it; it's high school drama -- have you not been to high school and found out your crush and almost girl best friend are together, without you knowing? Then when you settle down, you fall in love with your boy best friend! You can't be together because he has a girl friend. And you don't even know what he feels about you. There are a lot of ups and downs, confusing moments, but they didn't lose the hope that everything will be alright in the end.
The way Anna and Etienne's relationship bloom, and grow into something more is believable. They get to know each other slowly, then fall for each other without the other knowing about it. I want to crawl inside this book and kiss Etienne myself. He's just so *sighs dreamily* :3
This is just so sweet and oh so romantic *.*...more
Wow. I guess when we speak of Cassandra Clare, I should expect the unexpected. I should have expected for the worst. Because in CoB-CoG, she tricked usWow. I guess when we speak of Cassandra Clare, I should expect the unexpected. I should have expected for the worst. Because in CoB-CoG, she tricked us that Jace and Clary were siblings. I thought that was over the top. But in CoLS, it was extreme. I couldn't even believe what she wrote was possible. While I was reading, I: screamed, gritted my teeth, clenched my fists, gasped, laughed. She's not afraid to kill or hurt her characters. And that makes her a great author.
About the plot/characters: The second to the last book is set in Europe. And it revolves around the fact that Jace is bound to Seb. So if you kill one, you kill the other. Team Good Simon and Magnus made me laugh! Even though they were in a serious scene, just one word could make you crack up. It was one of a kind- being afraid for the character, and laughing for what they said, at the same time. Jace hmm he is Jace, and not Jace at the same time. And even though he was most of the time not the real one, I still liked him. It's hard not to! I won't elaborate much on him, because when I start, it'll be hard for me to stop. Sebastian = one of the worst villains ever. Clary. Girl power! She picked bad decisions, for the good reason. She was reckless most of the time and she was not afraid to get hurt just to save the people she loved.
It was wonderful reading the connection between TMI and TID. I can't explain it, but I'm glad the characters from TID were mentioned here. And I think Brother Zachariah is Will.
This is one of the books that made me pray for a good ending (even though it was already done and all I had to do was take a peek at the last page to see how it turned out. But I liked the adrenaline it gave me while reading.
Cassandra Clare, I can't wait to read the ending of TMI. I'm sure it will be a blast!...more
What can I say about this book? First, I was hesitant to read it because it was only a prequel to TMI, and I thought it was boring for it was set in 18What can I say about this book? First, I was hesitant to read it because it was only a prequel to TMI, and I thought it was boring for it was set in 1878. Thank God I was wrong! XD I LOVE EVERY PART OF IT!! :)
*awfully good, fast paced, funny, full of action, twists and turns, of course, romance ♥
I reread some sentences because I was like, “Really?” I can’t believe that happened!
The characters are all unique in their own way. They have their own flaws and charms. I’ve fallen in love with some of them.
William or James? Now, that’s the hardest question I’ve ever encountered while reading a book. Usually, I go for the leading man (in this case, Will), but now, I’m torn between them; a first for me! Tessa is so lucky! (Unfortunately, she doesn’t know it)
Even though it was set in London, I might as well be there because I saw everything clearly in my eyes. The way Ms. Clare wrote it, it was detailed; you will not have a problem imagining it. In the last part, I didn’t know I was holding my breath until I exhaled from relief. Cassandra Clare has a brilliant mind! I really thought .. WOW! Unbelievable, but possible. (Note: those who read CA knows what I mean.) I found my face glued to this book. I almost got late for I can’t quit reading it!
It’s interesting to know what happened before the characters from TMI were born. Those Shadowhunters in CA are different from TMI. Magnus Bane was here! "Black hair and blue eyes are my favorite combination." (Now I know why Alec) ** Camille too, even though her name was just mentioned in TMI; I've read that she’ll be in CoFA. Oh, and Tessa was in CoG. Does that mean she’ll outlive Jem and Will? >.< Church! Who would have thought? XD
I don’t know which I like more; TMI or CA. I’m glad I don’t have to choose when it’s fiction! *.*
There are some (a lot) questions unanswered. Hopefully, we can know all about them in Clockwork Prince or if not, in Clockwork Princess. Speaking of, I can’t wait to read the next book! CA is definitely one of the best!
I want to live inside this book. Talk about cliffhanger! It was indeed a great one! :)
**spoiler alert** I didn't expect any of it! I reread sentences because I couldn't believe any of it.
I thought Snow was the worst villain ever, but whe**spoiler alert** I didn't expect any of it! I reread sentences because I couldn't believe any of it.
I thought Snow was the worst villain ever, but when I knew the truth, I hated Coin more. At the beginning I didn't really like her though.
I love the propos :)
I was worried about the hijacking thing because I was afraid Katniss and Peeta won't end up together. Then there's the scene when Katniss eavesdropped to Peeta, and Gale. I thought she will never choose between them.
There are times when I don't know if I'll cry, or laugh. There are a lot of people who died :( I hope Prim, and Finnick didn't. I like them. Especially Finnick, I really like his character. I cried a lot because of him .. When he's on his own world, when he saw Annie, the wedding, when he died :( SC shouldn't kill him, but I guess it makes Mockingjay more realistic. I doubt there are Finnick haters. I guess Annie will not be mad because she has her little boy that will remind her of Finnick. After all Katniss did to save her little sister, it only took Gale's bomb to kill her :/ Then I wish Cinna is alive, even though I know, deep inside, he's dead :(
I like Johanna .. She's real. I laughed hard because of her :D Boggs is a good leader :) HAYMITCH! Who doesn't like him?
I wish Gale came back to 12 and be friends with Peeta and Katniss! I don't know what happen to him. I just know he has a fancy job ..
Then I thought Katniss will never speak again :( I can't believe Katniss said Yes to the Hunger Games. She, of all people knows how to be in the arena. And then I realized she only did that to make Coin believe that she's on her side ..
A bitter sweet ending.
I cried, and cried, and cried like a child :( It's the most emotional book I've ever read. *I've read The Host, and Sparks novels* I wish SC will write a spin-off series/a book about the characters that were not mention in the epilogue. The Hunger Games is over. Real or not real?...more