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 18...moreWhat 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! :)
The popular girl fell in love with the school’s most dangerous gang member.
The story lacks in details (description, people, places, feelings) but the...moreThe popular girl fell in love with the school’s most dangerous gang member.
The story lacks in details (description, people, places, feelings) but the story is great; definitely worth reading :)
Brit is compassionate. She really loves her sister with all her heart. She was weak at first, but when she became close to Alex, she grows into a whole person. Fearless in the sense that she can do anything for the people she loves. We forgive people simple because we still want them in our life.
Alex. Alejo. Alejandro. *sigh dreamily*. I want to meet someone like him, minus the gang part. I like his POV more than Brit. I couldn’t stop laughing when I read his thoughts though I didn’t understand some of the words because they were in Spanish. I like to learn that language!
Poor Paco, but he definitely was the best friend of the story; a loyal buddy. He did everything to save Alex’s life.
Mrs. Peterson FTW! :D
The ending was quite fast. I want more! After reading the book, I couldn’t wipe the grin off my face. (less)
At first, I thought it was just another best friend-loves-best friend-loves-new guy thing. I was right, but not what I expected. It got better and better as I read more. (Note: If you think like a writer, you'll know something that might happen.)
The plot reminded me a little of Hunger Games (perfect/imperfect Society, rebellion) but it's still great :) In the middle of the book, I just then noticed that blue eyes, blonde hair = Peeta, black hair, dark blue eyes = Gale. And then I dismissed the thought. How can I like something if I keep comparing it to others? :D
Cassia, the protagonist, is not annoying, thank goodness! She's not really a damsel in distress. As the story progress, so is she. She changed into a strong person which made the story more interesting.
KY. What can I say about him? A mysterious guy who keeps everything to himself, but when he and Cassia get to know each other, we learned about his story. It's not a lot to take in because he gave it piece by piece.
Xander, the best friend. First, I really really liked him. I thought he was perfect for Cassia, for the Matched. They don't need the microcard because they already know each other. I still liked him until the end, but I prefer the main guy :)
A lot of talking; less action. I like the writing style; it's beautiful . The words blend together perfectly. Ky and Cassia have a perfect chemistry. The way their love story blossom, oh so sweet ♥ I don't want to live inside this book. Creepy. They don't have a choice in whatever they do.
Ms. Ally Condie did a great job with this book :) The ending is quite fast. I can't wait to read Crossed!(less)
**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...more**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?(less)
At first, I really really liked it. And then, the more I read, the more I noticed the similarities with other novels >.< Can't help but compare. I...moreAt first, I really really liked it. And then, the more I read, the more I noticed the similarities with other novels >.< Can't help but compare. I'm still going to read the second book (Hades) because I want to know what will happen next. And I'm not the kind of reader who will not finish what she started.(less)
Nung una parang gusto ko ng tigilan yung pagbabasa kase ang daming foul/curse words. Itinuloy ko nalang kase naumpisahan ko na.
Ganyan ung story, kakaib...moreNung una parang gusto ko ng tigilan yung pagbabasa kase ang daming foul/curse words. Itinuloy ko nalang kase naumpisahan ko na.
Ganyan ung story, kakaiba. Apat na magkakaibigan na lulong sa droga. Hindi ko ma ipaliwanag un pakiramdam habang binabasa un librong 'to. Kahit na masama yung ginagawa nila, ayaw ko silang mapahamak kase naaawa ako sa kanila. Sa librong ito ipapaunawa sa atin kung ano ang buhay sa iskwaters area. Kung anong buhay kung addict ka. Kahit na ganyan yung mga bida, merun silang magandang hangarin. Hindi nila ginagawa ang mga masasamang bagay dahil gusto lang nila. Pero sana nag hanap nalang sila ng matinong trabaho -.- Sana hindi sila uminom para makalimot sa problema.Madame namang ibang pedeng gawin, bata huwag lang ilegal.
Yung pagkakaibigan nila maganda. Matatag un relasyon nila, yung hindi nabubuwag. Nakakalungkot nung namatay si Voltron. Tapos nung pinatay ni Cyrus si Mang Justo ng di sinasadya, nakakaiyak un part na iyon. Nag pakahirap siya na pagalingin un Tatay niya pero siya din pala ang papatay sa kanya. Ang galing ni Mang Justo, gusto ko un mga huli niyang salita.
Mabuti nalamang may isa sa kanila ang gaganda ang buhay, si Noel. Baka si Jim maganda din ang buhay sa probinsya.
David Levithan's choice of words! Astounding! I myself am fascinated with words. And the way he uses them, its like, magic! He gives them meaning. Dif...moreDavid Levithan's choice of words! Astounding! I myself am fascinated with words. And the way he uses them, its like, magic! He gives them meaning. Different from the norm. I like the way he tells a story! He's so good at writing! His attention to details, just pure magnificent.
The plot took me in. It was extraordinarily beautiful. The characters, the different bodies - they were put together like pieces of puzzle. The ending left me speechless. It made me crave for more.
Every Day is one of the books that put several questions in my mind. It's an eye-opener at some point. And it compelled me to think about life, family, and relationship in general.(less)
At first I was confused because the storytelling is different than what I'm used to. There were instances when I had to back read to make sure of the...moreAt first I was confused because the storytelling is different than what I'm used to. There were instances when I had to back read to make sure of the sequence of events.
The twists and turns were perfectly plotted. It was hard to pinpoint the real murderer. I had several guesses, but when suddens events unvailed, I'd be back at square one.
The killer! Whoa. At first I was suspicious of him. And then I thought he was decent and a nice person. I didn't expect the reason why he killed Tess! And I felt betrayed like Beatrice because of what he did.
The characters have their own flaws and strengths. Even though Tess is dead, I felt close to her because of the way Beatrice talked about her.
When I read the last few pages I was flabbergasted! I didn't - wow - it was unthinkable. Kudos to the author for writing a brilliant novel.
This book is magnificent. It shows that there's no gap between people who know and love everything about each other. Nothing can breach the bond between sisters.(less)