4.99 stars + 1 :) I love it. I'm not totally 100% satisfied about the ending but it was a hundred and one better than Allegiant. I'm just not sure whet...more4.99 stars + 1 :) I love it. I'm not totally 100% satisfied about the ending but it was a hundred and one better than Allegiant. I'm just not sure whether I'm happy or sad or maybe a bit frustrated by the way it ended but at least it was hopeful. Too bad we're not going to see what will happen next especially to Day and June but then again, as I said, it was HOPEFUL. I just wish there was another pov of Day in the last part. It could've been a better ending for me to read his thoughts. But then again, and again, it was a great journey. I wish it's not the end. I wish I can still read more about the series. I want more June and Day and their possible future. Marie Lu made it to a heartbreaking yet heartwarming and beautiful ending. This series is absolutely beautiful. Love love love it.(less)
When I read Savor, all I can think about is Taste. I know it's not right to think about it that way but a person like me who loved and devoured Taste...moreWhen I read Savor, all I can think about is Taste. I know it's not right to think about it that way but a person like me who loved and devoured Taste wouldn't be able to help it. You see, I loved the book so much and I was hoping for a sequel but I didn't expect for it to come in a totally different package. I honestly assumed that Savor was somehow connected to Taste because all the characters I loved and kept close to my heart are there. Then I saw Ms. Kate's post about the Genesis of Savor (read it here). That's when I realized I was wrong.
Savor is actually the first book in Vicious Feast. A whole new series but with the same characters in Taste, except Dakota. Dakota is a photography student who is in need of a subject for the Spring Showcase in order to graduate. The eyepatch-wearing girl soon found her subject in the flesh of Luka Visraya, the bassist of the popular indie rock band Vicious Feast. And if you know Luka, then you know how things can go when he's around. His charm alone can get any girl in trouble, much more his hotness and oozing sexiness. Even the independent, ever-so-persistent, driven and motivated Dakota can't help but fall for Luka. Though I must admit that I'm not a fan of Dakota, I still appreciate her uniqueness and bold personality. She's not a favorite of mine and I'm still not convinced that she's good for Luka but I can see that she's a strong character in spite of her flaws. I might still need a lot of convincing to totally like her though.
Savor takes on a unique journey where in you wouldn't figure it out exactly how the story will go, heck, you couldn't even tell if it's entirely paranormal romance, or chic lit or what. I read and loved Taste and that's definitely Paranormal, but when it comes to Savor, I was doubtful until I came to the last part. There are some serious things going on and the exciting part is you wouldn't know what it is. There are mysteries surrounding the Lunar Manor, its habitants--Demitri, Phoenix, Dray, Yana, Calixta, and Luka. It's lurking behind the shadows but it's not even close to the surface. Until now I am still clueless. But one thing I know for sure-- fans of new adult genre will enjoy this book... Luka alone is one source of hotness, plus the rest of the Vicious band. Another plus that will surely get you hooked is the photography aspect of this book which the author impressively embedded in the story. The details, the concept, the techniques... you'll think that Kate is not only an author but a professional photographer. It's like I can see through her eyes, through Dakota's, the beauty that her lenses see. You'll also be surprised that it's not only photography that adds flavor to this book but it also has music that flows in the story too. Lovers of music and photography, you'll gonna enjoy it.
My post is now longer than I thought, but I haven't even started with my favorite parts yet. Sorry for the long review but I've kept my mouth shut long enough. So...
The biggest surprise for me was the time I learned about WHO the members of the band are. I knew in that moment that this book is going to be awesomesauce. First, I loooove Demitri and Phoenix. I loved them since their Barinkoff days in Taste. I loved Luka but I am all the way Demitri's. I don't care if Savor isn't any way connected to Taste, still, the feeling hasn't changed. So when I read that moment of Phoenix with Demitri inside the library... I just *blushed* to the max, and as shy as I was to admit it, I am telling you now, I've read that part more than once. It was uber sexy, so intimate and beautiful. You've got to read it to understand. It was actually my most favorite part of the book.
I can't tell you to read what you don't wanna read, but if you're looking for something that will keep you occupied for some time, then you might as well pick this book. It was well-paced and beautifully written. The words just flows in... it made the story easy and enjoyable to read. The book isn't only full of mysteries but also sexiness and wit. And of course, an ending that will surely keep the readers hanging. A big cliffy is waiting for anyone who dare to read this book. I dare you. You're going to have lots of questions but don't expect answers... not yet. I'd say Kate, you rock for pulling that off. I'm not sure if I still hate you for doing it but it worked and I'm impressed. You just made the second book more appetizing and desirable. Relish can't come soon enough.(less)
"I start to shake. In this time and place, a letter I don't remember writing means something very specific. But it's the last line that made me scramb...more"I start to shake. In this time and place, a letter I don't remember writing means something very specific. But it's the last line that made me scramble for the toilet in the corner of my cell.
You have to kill him."
There are plenty of time travel books out there and you probably think it's the same old thing. But I tell you, this book lived up to my expectation. The concept and the theories revolving around this subject are not easy to grasp, but it always fascinates me. Could we really have a different present if we made things differently in the past? Or can we really go back in the past and change the things we've done to have a different future?
I want the readers to enjoy this book as much as I did and it won't be possible if there are spoilers. One wrong word and it will break the story. One wrong word and I might ruin the book for you. So I will try my best to give my honest to heart review without giving anything away.
All Our Yesterdays is a story of friendship, love and sacrifice-- how friendship play its vital role just when you needed it, and how true love can get you what you want and lose what you already have.
The story started four years from now, with Em locked inside her own cell. We didn't know how she got there, only why she was kept inside-- somebody wants something from her and she's not willing to give it up. She won't give them up. With every torture and pain she had suffered, she takes comfort in the voice of the boy behind her prison's wall. The boy she knew but the face she couldn't remember. She knew that she holds his life in his hands and there is no way she would let him die. Both of them were trying to protect each other from the man they only refer to as the "doctor". And they need to escape again and save the world from the hands of this man.
It's true that there are books to be tasted and books to be devoured. This book is the kind to be devoured. It was addicting. The first chapter got me hooked and I knew right away that I want this book. It was hard to put down especially when almost every chapter has revelations to tell. Figuring some of them doesn't make them less surprising either. It actually made me want to read more and it felt like I was the one chasing time. I was caught up in a whirl of emotions--fear, sadness, disappointment, surprise, and anticipation. Another best thing is the plot. It was fast-paced and very well executed. It amazed me how it was written so flawlessly. And though I think that the story was lacking a bit on world-building, I easily overlooked it. A better description of the world where Em and Finn came from could have enriched the backstory more but then again, it wasn't a big deal for me this time. Other than that, the rest was pretty neat and the story was really good. I appreciate the storytelling--the alternating POV of Marina and Em. The personalities of both girls are total opposites and I'd say I loved Em more. Marina was a bit selfish and immature. She was annoying most of the time but it was obvious (for the good reason) that the story needed it for the other characters to be more effective and real. Finn and James are well developed as well, and I liked Finn specifically. Finn, James, Marina and Em-- it was great to see these characters grow and become those persons they couldn't have possibly imagined.
Gripping and emotional, with meticulously executed, fast-pacing plot, great twists and underlying secrets, with interesting characters that will hold your heart, this book makes an awesome read. I shouldn't have been surprised because I expected it to be good, and yet I still was. If you find time traveling a fascinating story, you'll surely enjoy this one. I hope there's a sequel, because stories like this doesn't need to end just yet. It's one of the best I've ever read in a while and if there's one time travel book I will recommend, it's this one. All Our Yesterdays lived up to my expectation, I hope it will also live up to yours.(less)