It’s like The Bachelor meet The Hunger Games. America Singer who is a Five (instead of factions/districts/groups they have caste), was selected to parIt’s like The Bachelor meet The Hunger Games. America Singer who is a Five (instead of factions/districts/groups they have caste), was selected to participate in The Selection to become the princess and future wife of Prince Maxon of Ilea who is a One. Before departing, America has to leave her former lover Aspen and her family and live together with other 34 girls in the palace with the royal family. Little by little she and the prince are having a special bond between them that the others didn’t know about and little by little the girls are going home one by one because for some reasons that the prince can’t connect with them (just like in the reality show) however others abscond mainly because of the threat being brought by the rebels attacking the palace. Due to the danger circulating and the tension of The Selection, Prince Maxon had decided to trim down the girls and make it just 6 or so called The Elites. He decided to keep America but what he doesn’t know is that America’s past might interfere with their present bliss.
I had fun reading The Selection and I absolutely love America. She is one of those strong female protagonists, someone who is firm and can handle tough situations and none of those damsels in distress type of ladies. I adore the writing of Kiera Cass it doesn’t get you bored even though her characters didn’t developed much, I hope they will on the second book though. I recommend the book to everyone and it’s a must read to all YA readers. ...more
Insurgent emerges after both Abnegation and Dauntless were broken. Tris and her group need to seek refuge in the hands of the other remaining factionsInsurgent emerges after both Abnegation and Dauntless were broken. Tris and her group need to seek refuge in the hands of the other remaining factions besides Erudite. They find comfort in their Amity friends but chaos started involving the Erudite and some of the Dauntless traitors in the Amity compound which leads Tris and her group towards the city where they found shelter in the factionless vicinity where a reunion has been unfold. An alliance between some of the remaining loyal Dauntless and the factionless is already starting and for Tris it doesn’t look good. Going to Candor doesn’t sound like a good idea either. They were arrested and questioned for the truth. Not only some of the unforgivable secrets have been told in public, an attack by the Erudite and Dauntless traitors also happened at the Candor headquarters. It seems that the chances of overthrowing the Erudite and their plan to get rid of all the Divergent is getting smaller and smaller but the Roth has a better plan for the readers. Will there be a powerful serum that can penetrate the Divergent? Will the alliance of Dauntless and the factionless be enough for the combat? And does Tris being an Insurgent can put a stop to this?
The character of Tris seems getting to be a little whiny and annoying. I don’t know if it’s just me but she’s kind of getting a lot of absurd moments on her own, well maybe that’s what you get if you’re in her position. Looking forward to her characters development in the third book hopefully she’ll mature more.
Four on the other hand is getting deeper. Revelations about his life is really overwhelming. His love for Tris which is not your sparkly mushy kind of love is really incomprehensible. In some ways I adore him and in some I’m jealous. It’s hard to show emotions and it’s much harder when the situation asks for it and you refuse to give in.
Caleb’s character in the second book definitely causes a shocking wave of emotions for me. I didn’t see it coming. His secret and his intentions maybe different from what we are seeing but I’m praying that in the next book there will be a good side to this.
I love the book! I was anxious that it might suffer the so called “2nd book syndrome” but thankfully it doesn’t. Yet it surpasses the first one for me. It brought more emotions for me and more elements that the first one has lack. I don’t have a favorite part but I do have my least favorite part which is the ending. Total cliffhanger. I can’t wait for a year or two. I just can’t :( ...more
The story is about Josh and Emma living in the 90s but later on they discovered something over the newly hype thing in town which is the internet. TheThe story is about Josh and Emma living in the 90s but later on they discovered something over the newly hype thing in town which is the internet. They discovered facebook. Josh and Emma are best friends since they were young; they live across each other and go to the same school. Everything was perfectly normal until Emma received a desktop from her dad and Josh brought an AOL CD wherein they found out about facebook, after that everything changed including their future. Living in the present while checking out their future seems fun but a small ripple of situation in the present can cause a major change in their future. Emma was having a bad luck in choosing who she wants her husband to be and Josh making sure he ends up with the perfect girl. Being paranoid about the situation they were eager to have a perfect future but everything seems to be against them making it harder for them to live their normal present life. It’s like everything they need to do needs to be perfect so that their future will turn out to be perfect also. But it’s not like that. They need to live their present life and stop thinking about the future because they won’t notice every detail that’s happening in the present and they might regret it.
I don’t have a favorite character for this book. Maybe the development of all the characters was not very visible that’s why I didn’t relate to any.
The book is ok. It’s readable but nothing fancy or anything maybe I just put on too much hope since its author is one of my favorite (Jay Asher). I still recommend it though. The originality of the plot is its strongest point also the message within is good. ...more
The book was about getting one more chance to correct something that has been done wrong and also to uncover a new beginning after a very poignant endThe book was about getting one more chance to correct something that has been done wrong and also to uncover a new beginning after a very poignant ending.
Our main character was Taylor who is spending her “last” summer with her family especially with her dad. They had stop coming to their rest house for roughly five years for different various reasons and with that Taylor wasn’t able to fix some misunderstanding with her only friend and merely ex/boyfriend. Coming back was not simple but they have to do it for her dad and act as if everything was alright, and also to make things better not only for her but also to those people she had deserted without any explanation because she was frightened.
The character of Taylor was most of the part vulnerable and fragile which I tend to try to understand her more and want to comfort her though her actions toward hurting Henry again and again was absurd and totally a bitch and selfish move. But I do love that part because it only shows that it’s not always guys that does that kind of move sometimes girls does it too. I love the part wherein Taylor and her dad saw the meteor shower and when she finally said she loves him. There are a lot of scenes that made me shed a tear probably even a better tear jerker than The Fault In Our Stars by John Green though I think both will make you feel an emotional breakdown in the end.
I recommend the book to everyone. It’s a very nice contemporary book and it’s a must read! ...more
Fever for me was just a bridge for Sever. It lacks character development and it only involved Rhine getting into troubles and pain which kind of sucksFever for me was just a bridge for Sever. It lacks character development and it only involved Rhine getting into troubles and pain which kind of sucks. It’s like she’s a walking disaster or some sort.
After their escape from the mansion with Gabriel, they found safety or so they think, in the outside world were freedom was being sought. Escaping from a red district carnival, taking refuge on a strange gypsy house, and then finally returning home to Manhattan only to found out that there was nothing left for her or any traces of her brother’s whereabouts. Rhine didn’t anticipate anything, now they’re at disarray. To add up to their misery, Rhine has gotten ill. No medicines can help her and they know there’s only one person who can help.
Nothing really happened at the beginning. It’s like reading a long prologue to build up the adrenaline. But the last two or three chapters somewhat make up for it. Definitely no character development and the plot seem stagnant and dull. And the ending was a total cliffhanger! ...more
It’s about a girl who lost her engagement ring but gained something better – the right guy for her. Poppy Wyatt lost her engagement ring during an eveIt’s about a girl who lost her engagement ring but gained something better – the right guy for her. Poppy Wyatt lost her engagement ring during an event, and to add further fun to this her phone got snatched. Afterward, like a miracle from somewhere, a phone presented itself inside a trash bin. Eager that someone will get in touch with her “new” found phone to return the lost ring, she insists on using it and she discovered the true owner of the mysterious phone. Sam Roxton works for White Globe Consulting Group, and the mysterious phone belongs to him/the company or rather to his ex personal assistant. They arranged to share the phone until the ring was found. But together with this they didn’t expect to share some info’s about their private lives. After all the wedding dramas and work related problems they end up together in each other’s arm in a very sweet and delightful way.
Sam’s character is my favorite. Kinsella beyond doubt produces those knights in shining armor or the rich and powerful kind of guys in all her books. His character is very alpha-ish and certainly compliments the character of Poppy. They’re opposite and the chemistry between the two is just superb.
The book is wonderful. Every book of Kinsella is like a present fairytale. She writes it like it’s her own experience and she tells them very smoothly and light. Favorite part is the last chapter that huge church commotion and the asking of coffee thingy which is just sweet. Least favorite is the confrontation between Poppy and the prospect mistress of her soon to be husband. I think it will be more exciting if there will be a little violence or at least some gruesome throwing of words but there’s none. Another thing that I dislike is keeping up with the characters I mean there’s just too many of them, so I think it’s better if you just focus on the main duo.
I recommend it to everyone especially those loves light reading and/or chicklits.
Teeth was about a boy stranded on an island in order for his younger brother to live but things were about to change for him and he needs to choose beTeeth was about a boy stranded on an island in order for his younger brother to live but things were about to change for him and he needs to choose between his brother’s life and his happiness. Our main character was Rudy, together with his family he lives on this unusual island and eats this unique fish which they believe gives them cure from all of their illnesses. Then he met Teeth. Together they found solace on each other. But things got difficult when Rudy founds out the truth behind the magical fish and its connection with Teeth and his bizarre family history.
The story plot was peculiar but interesting. The world building was just average and bland. The characters were dull and there were no development besides I think for the protagonist, the others just faded in the background. The narrative was good though. The first few chapters of the book were my favorite but the ending just bored me. I was expecting deeper explanation to the story’s absurdity. There is also a lot of cussing but they are tolerable for the YA genre. All in the entire book was good but not remarkable especially the ending.
I still recommend it to everyone especially if you’re into mermaids and that kind of thing. ...more
The story is wicked and full of wittyness and sophistication. Like ancient Jurassic modishness hahaha!
What do you get when abruptly out of nowhere strThe story is wicked and full of wittyness and sophistication. Like ancient Jurassic modishness hahaha!
What do you get when abruptly out of nowhere strangers from a train crash invade your house in the middle of your birthday party? Chaos!
Elizabeth Torrington was celebrating her birthday even though their house is in jeopardy and they might need to live somewhere very soon. The whole thing was going fine when all of a sudden a mob of stranded passengers came for refuge from a train crash. There’s nothing they can do but to give asylum to the helpless. But with the party to be considered the events became chaotic. They have to tend the needs of the passengers while preparing the party needs. Charlie Traversham-Beechers, a very peculiar man of grace, was one of the stranded passengers. He excluded himself from the other passengers even from the chores of helping them or assisting the hosts of his refuge. After celebrating the party and tending the needs of the strangers, the next morning, everyone was stunned. It’s as if none of it was real. Like they weren’t any stranded passengers who came and look for help. To add to that obscurity, the father of the household announced good news. Someone left them wealth which can save them the house and be safe from anymore trouble.
The phasing of the story was very sluggish and the development of the plot and the characters were not that superb either. The only part of the story that caught my interest was when the time they were playing the game made-up by Charlie wherein they need to isolate one person and tell bad stuffs about them. The rest of the story was very dull and not that appealing for me I just wanted to get through with it. It did redeem itself in the ending. I had Goosebumps after finishing it. I didn’t anticipate that kind of closure especially since my expectation was very slow because of the transition of the story.
It’s a non-readable for me. It's the kind of book you only read because you don't have anything to read or to do anymore.
Bittersweet is about a young girl who needs to choose between her ultimate dream as a future star in ice skating or find a way to rebuild her stagnantBittersweet is about a young girl who needs to choose between her ultimate dream as a future star in ice skating or find a way to rebuild her stagnant relationship with the people who loves her.
Hudson Avery is on the verge of becoming the next big time ice skater, but everything changes when her father slept with another woman. Instead of pursuing her desired career, she works at her mother’s local diner in Watonka as a waitress and discovers her remedy for sadness is to bake some beautiful and delish cupcakes. She thinks that abandoning her dreams for good will help her move on, which works at the start but not until a group of winless ice hockey team needed her help. Some of the cupcakes mentioned were really mouthwatering which made me animated whenever a new chapter will start. The story was light though not too shallow either. The supporting characters were overshadowed a little by the protagonist; I mean it’s all about her life angst which most of the time is annoying.
I still recommend it to everyone. A fun and quick book to read and has a sweet touch to it. ...more
Cas Lowood is back together with the gang- meaning just Thomas the witch and Carmel the queen bee. After the lost of Anna, Cas has been having this peCas Lowood is back together with the gang- meaning just Thomas the witch and Carmel the queen bee. After the lost of Anna, Cas has been having this peculiar sightings of her everywhere and he concluded that she is in trouble after saving them months ago. With the help of Gideon and this so called “cult” the Order of the Biodag Dubh who apparently created the athame, is his only chance of saving her but with a price. Being untrue to his profession the Order decided that Cas needs a replacement, someone who will not break the rules and will follow everything they say and together they need to cross over to hell to fulfill both of their intentions.
The story was short and there wasn’t much of tension that I was expecting unlike in the first book. Also the creepiness subsides a little bit. But the ending was something to look forward to.
Fast-faced, less bloodcurdling and a good cliffhanger at the end. ...more