I LOVE THIS BOOK! Ophelia London writes the stories that I love to read. She nailed it again this time. After i fell in love with Definitely, Maybe In...moreI LOVE THIS BOOK! Ophelia London writes the stories that I love to read. She nailed it again this time. After i fell in love with Definitely, Maybe In Love, she became one of my most fave authors. And this book did not disappoint. There's a reason why I love her books and it's because she writes beautiful and romantic love stories that will make you fall in love over and over again... And those guys she created, wow, those are the kind of guys that you will definitely root for. (less)
“I don't think we get answers to every question. We don't get to know all the whys. But I think we will look back at the end of our lives, if we do th...more“I don't think we get answers to every question. We don't get to know all the whys. But I think we will look back at the end of our lives, if we do the best we can, and we will see that the things that we begged God to take from us, the things we cursed him for, the things that made us turn our backs on him or any belief in him, are the things that were the biggest blessings, the biggest opportunities for growth.”
There were many things I expected from this book but I'm not sure if "inspiring" was one of them. Until I read it. You can't really judge a book by it's cover or by it's title. This book isn't like something that you will grab immediately when you see it. But this book is so much more than what you think it is. It's heartbreaking and beautiful all together. My heart has been broken by other books many times before but very few had actually made me cry. Making Faces is one of those rare books that deeply touched my heart. It's worth the read, it's worth the tears. The inspiring verses from the bible is one big bonus and it made me appreciate the story even more. Making Faces is a beautiful story of friendship and loyalty, love and sacrifice, forgiveness and acceptance. It was really touching and very inspiring. It deserves to be read and I recommend it to all who are beautiful and knows how to love and be loved, and especially to those who has Ugly Girl/Boy Syndrome who doesn't think they are beautiful and capable of loving and being loved in return.
"And so we endure. We have faith that there is purpose. We hope for things we can't see. We believe that there are lessons in loss, power in love, and that we have within us the potential for a beauty so magnificent that our bodies can't contain it.” (less)
This book took me by surprise. A modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. I haven't read the classic book but I've read a quite few re...moreThis book took me by surprise. A modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. I haven't read the classic book but I've read a quite few retelling. But this one is my absolute favorite! I was immediately hooked! It was hard to put down. Though I know what might happen next, it doesnt lessen my excitement and enjoyment. I love Spring and I love Henry. They are an adorable pair and I loved every second they're together--talking, debating, arguing on almost everything. They are so cute together that I didn't want them separated with each other. I love and adore Henry. The half-mysterious, night and shining armani. I love everything about this guy and he is definitely one of my favorite fictional guy ever. Meet him and you'll love him for sure. This book truly worth the time. I loved that I got it as soon as I saw it. I highly recommend it to those who are fans of Pride & Prejudice. I hope there's another book. I want more Honeycutt and Knightly. Did I say I loved those two? Loved them and I miss them already. Definitely, not maybe, I'm in love with Knightly.(less)
2.5 STARS (it should be a 2, but Four still deserves more than that so... Yeah, even if the book failed to meet my expectations)
The final book makes a...more2.5 STARS (it should be a 2, but Four still deserves more than that so... Yeah, even if the book failed to meet my expectations)
The final book makes a huge impact overall. It can make or break the whole series. In this case, Allegiant broke it for me.
The world is harsh already, we don't need to be cruel. I still can't understand why it has to be that way... It's hard to see the reasons because I think it's not really necessary to end a series like that. Anyway, this is my opinion and I don't want to offend anyone who enjoyed and loved the ending of Allegiant, but...
I never wanted to throw a book that much before. It came to a time when I didn't want to believe what I was reading and I can't feel anything anymore, I felt numb. I was hoping that it was all a dream, but sadly it ended up a nightmare. The night I finished it I was very heart broken. The next morning I was mad. What I wanted to do was to throw this book so hard it will break into pieces just like what it did to my heart.
Allegiant made me think and look at the whole series differently now. Before it gave me a bit of hope whenever I think about Divergent. Now I get depressed whenever I remember Allegiant. Somehow it still affects me, not in a good way, but in a way that I want to get it out of my system. I'm not sure if I can still recommend the book... I don't know if it's still worth telling when you know that you can make other people feel broken when you do. When you love a series so much, SO MUCH that you think about them often and they made you smile and hope and look at the good side of things, and then suddenly it lets you down... How do you feel? I feel cheated.
I can't say that I hate Allegiant because that's not the case. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. Because somehow the series still holds a special part of my heart, in a way that it also breaks my heart whenever I think of it.
END. SIGH. SOB.
P.S. I still LOVE Four. #TeamFour
-------------------------------------------------------- Previous Thoughts after finishing he book: I can't rate it yet. I'll wait until I can feel and think straight again. Seriously, what was that? I came to the point where I didn't want to believe what I was reading anymore and I just felt numb. AM I THE ONLY ONE? I'm not sure if I can still re-read and go back to Divergent ever again after this.(less)
Emotional but uplifting. I hope it wasn't too sugary sweet, but I guess when you're in their situation, it's really possible to get too cheesy. I like...moreEmotional but uplifting. I hope it wasn't too sugary sweet, but I guess when you're in their situation, it's really possible to get too cheesy. I liked and enjoyed it though :) One thing that I really appreciate about the book is the truth about living life to the fullest and letting God take control of everything. I also highlighted many parts of the book because they're inspiring and true. I'm happy to recommend thus book.(less)
I'm still on chapter 9 but I'm not sure if I can still finish the book. The MC is so annoying! Not to mention dumb. Stupid. I hate characters like tha...moreI'm still on chapter 9 but I'm not sure if I can still finish the book. The MC is so annoying! Not to mention dumb. Stupid. I hate characters like that. She constantly pisses me off. I'm not sure if I will still continue this book. Maybe some other time. Or maybe not.(less)
The first time I saw this book I had no doubt that it will be good. I truly enjoyed AJ's Jezebel's Wish but I didn't expecte...moreSHE'S GOT DIBS by AJ Nuest
The first time I saw this book I had no doubt that it will be good. I truly enjoyed AJ's Jezebel's Wish but I didn't expected that I'd end up loving She's Got Dibs. I'm not much into Adult Books, because honestly, most of the books I've read from this genre concentrates more on sex rather than the story itself. This book isn't one of those. It's sweet and romantic and sexy without being too smutty.
I can't think of anything that I didn't liked about this book. I enjoyed the story as much as I like the characters. I liked Tessa even though there were times that I was irritated by her decisions. Nevertheless, she remains a strong woman and her choices brought her true love. And Dibs, I strongly feels for this guy. For me, he's Christian Grey without the psychological and emotional baggage. Only the sweet, caring, thoughtful, loving, and rich kind of guy. He has the humor and wit that I like and he's an absolute gentleman. Christian can fly all his helicopters, I've got Dibs who can fly an airplane! Yeah... Literally.
She's Got Dibs is an engaging book, romantic and sexy, it will satisfy the reader's sensual appetite as much as their heart's. This is my second AJ Nuest's book and it's definitely not the last.(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)
I hate to say this because I really liked the story and the author, and Flat-Out Love is one of my fave books, but I was a bit disappointed on this on...moreI hate to say this because I really liked the story and the author, and Flat-Out Love is one of my fave books, but I was a bit disappointed on this one. I know that lots of readers are raving about this, and I might be one of the very few who has a different opinion and probably the only one to make this a big deal (It's not a good feeling when you fall into the minority and do this kind of review).
Left Drowning is a beautiful story. It's about dealing with the past in order to live in the present and move on to the future. It's about coping up--no matter how you choose to do it, it's about forgiveness and acceptance and believing that something beautiful can still happen even after all the tragedies in life. It's about finding redemption, finding love and sense of belonging.
The characters are good, though I don't agree with them most of the time. The pacing is ok, it doesn't drag but keeps the flow of the story smooth and thrilling.
I could've given this a much higher rating if not for some words that I found offending. I understand that the story needs them and the characters need to express themselves--what they choose to believe in, what to stand up for. But it doesn't mean that I have to agree or like it, right? Every reader knows that. I've read a couple of books that has profanity in them but I found a handful of words here that are too much for me. And I sort of feel bad about these characters who doesn't believe in hope and faith in GOD-- Whom I believe the MOST.
"What does it take to rise from life’s depths, swim against the current, and breathe?"
Read this book and be the judge. You may or may not find the answers, but it's always nice to find out.
P.S. I've been searching for the right words a while ago when I was writing this review and couldn't seem to get it out. And now a friend helped me. Thanks Heather! You said it. It's the word that I'm looking for. Redemption.
This book has good potential, it has the story, just no hope. I was waiting for any sort of redemption but didn't find it. (less)