Gosh! I tried really hard in enduring reading this trying-hard-romantic-alien-piece-of-crap. I was so disappointed in this book. I liked the movie, anGosh! I tried really hard in enduring reading this trying-hard-romantic-alien-piece-of-crap. I was so disappointed in this book. I liked the movie, and I thought, as all books were, better than the movie. But this book threw me in oblivion. I was a suffering for 10 days, not being entertained. Had I known that the book has insufferable romance, I won't buy it. Now, I regret buying it. I felt I've been robbed.
These are the things I hated about the book aside from the John-Sarah boring and forced romance: 1. What the hell Four has been training for? He seemed to forget his good-for nothing skills. 2. Was he ever a girl? He was rescued by mainly all the characters in this stupid book and he was supposed to be strong. Honestly, the picture of Alex Pettifer on the cover defied the stupid character of John Smith. 3. This Pittacus Lore-Alien writer thingy~ was that supposed to be how you write in Lorien? It didn't work in this book. John Smith was so stupid and selfish. Were you not gifted with intelligence?
I don't know if I need to proceed with the second book. Power of Six has a good review though. I hope in this book John Smith is not as nincompoop and as weak as the first book.
Oh, I am not at all Mogadorian. I was just disappointed in I Am Number Four, is all....more
So here I was, borrowing book from Maria. I wanted to have a sample of chick-lit and this was the book she recommended me. I wI.Am.Not.Into.Chick-Lit.
So here I was, borrowing book from Maria. I wanted to have a sample of chick-lit and this was the book she recommended me. I won't be biased. I rated it how it was written, not by how I like it or not. Because after reading it, i am still not into chick-lit. I guess it is really not my cup of tea. And when a colleague of mine saw me reading this book she wondered if it was coming to apocalypse as it was a miracle. She never caught me holding this kind of book, until last week.
So here goes. Yep, I rated it five. I was contemplating on four but that would be biased. The book was well-written. It was easy to read and it was a breathe of fresh air to check out what was on a man's mind when he was falling for a girl or just making-out. The author was incredible in getting this emotion and thoughts~~ I even thought if there was a "he" in her. It's like she say, he say thingy.
In true life, I hate complications in a relationship. So this book, while reading it, I hated it because of too many complications. But then again, in the end, all was settled. In real life it doesn't. Well, sometimes it does but rarely not. There were sacrifices, friendship, loyalty, struggle, love and betrayal. This helluva emotions I was not prepared to read, I didn't even expect to step in the gangsta-paradise-type of situation. Indeed it was well-written, in fact I almost could breathe my neighbor as the chicos and chicas in the story.
There were times that i like reading it and there were times that i don't like it at all, not because it was badly written but I just don't like it at all. So overall, good job, though it didn't convince me to jump the bandwagon of chick-lit fans, nevertheless I gave it a five....more
Creepy. This book gave me goosebumps. I was almost afraid of sleeping because I might have same nightmares. The book is unique. I liked how it was wriCreepy. This book gave me goosebumps. I was almost afraid of sleeping because I might have same nightmares. The book is unique. I liked how it was written, the pacing was okay too. I like stories about the battle between good and bad in a juvenile's mind, and eventually the good prevails. The story has something like that and one's mind corrupted with power too. And a story about not giving up on a friend. I liked that.
I liked this quote from the book: "But...even with all the bad stuff, he was still my friend. And if your friend's drowning, even if he's trying to drown and struggling to shake your hand off his sleeve, you don't let go, do you?"...more
I got excited at first because I was also curious what lies in the 100 Cupboards because the cover is quite catchy. But it was dragging while Henry chI got excited at first because I was also curious what lies in the 100 Cupboards because the cover is quite catchy. But it was dragging while Henry chipped off the plaster to reveal the cupboards.
The pleasant thing that I liked here was Uncle Frank. He was pleasantly peculiar and it was revealed why almost in the end.
I don't like Henrietta and how she didn't have any remores of the troubles she had caused. To think that the second one she did almost caused everyone killed. She was an inconsiderate child.
It lacked in many aspects. I had trouble in staying interested in the story. I just hope the other books will be more than this first book gave as I have already bought the 2nd and the 3rd books....more
The moment I picked up this book, there's no stopping. The start was intriguing and I plunged into an intense feeling. What's going on? I was hyped toThe moment I picked up this book, there's no stopping. The start was intriguing and I plunged into an intense feeling. What's going on? I was hyped to the protagonists ' situation and therefore can't let go reading this book. Until I finished it in one sitting (though occasionally I have to stand up and shift my position).
I was wondering why this book was under-rated? It was an amazing book! It was humorous. It was intense. It was creative. It was exciting. It was written in short chapters which made it easier to read. The cover relates to the story...it's on fire!
Instead of thinking of them as witch and wizards, made me think of them as superheroes. It was like x-men first class, in a way. You, know people with gifts. People that are different were condemned because they were feared.
I wonder if it would freak me out too, if I would find myself being dragged from home convicted of a crime that I didn't know, sentenced to death because I have magic and eventually save the world? That'll be cool. Not the earlier part though, coz I was also in torment when the were thrown in the prison. But that made this book exciting from the beginning. Darn! I have to get the second book! ...more
Oh what a drag! Two-thirds of this book was so boring. Edwqrd missing. Bella sulking and being dare-devillishly foolish (if there is such a word). PatOh what a drag! Two-thirds of this book was so boring. Edwqrd missing. Bella sulking and being dare-devillishly foolish (if there is such a word). Pathetically hanging out with Jacob, attempting desperately to create a love triangle. It's almost like the movie. Dead on its own.
The last 1/3 of the book perked up a little. Though not brilliant. I liked Alice. I hated Jacob. The highlight in Italy didn't impress me at all.
Only one thing that comes to my reverie after finishing this book. What would be the catch of Bella's resistant to vampires gifts? Hmmm... that's something to reckon with.
The second book is always the hardest to write especially if the first was a hit....more
I liked the spookiness of this book. It was like I was a child again, afraid of witches... wicked and ugly witches. This is the first time I have hearI liked the spookiness of this book. It was like I was a child again, afraid of witches... wicked and ugly witches. This is the first time I have heard of a toad being the main protagonist which was one of a kind, since this book is not a fable at all. So, I was interested. At first I was interested with the title, then the cover. When I flipped the book, I saw images, graphics made by the author himself. And the story turned out to be fantastic! I was hooked! The characters were weird and the kitchen was vast, dark and dangerous. What can I ask for in an adventurous and scary plot? It reminded me of the classic anime of Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away.
I liked it a lot and i will be looking forward to read the second book. This book was simply amazing for me. I hope the author writes a second book soon....more
Although the story spent mostly on travelling in finding the unknown Dragon Haven, I was inspired and elated at the protagonist's tenacity as a DragonAlthough the story spent mostly on travelling in finding the unknown Dragon Haven, I was inspired and elated at the protagonist's tenacity as a Dragon Keeper. She was young and inexperienced, the odds were always on their way but she never gave up. She persevere in fulfilling her duty to her ward and sticking to her destiny though there were offers of comfort and security in the palace should she chose to stay.
I also liked the conference of Dragons when they reached the haven. Dragons. Wow. Ping was the last dragon keeper. After reading it, I was happy how it ended and I reckon it was an honor to read the story of the last dragon keeper....more