This is the last book of Divergent series and there were so many emotions swirling inside me until I read the last word of this book. It's a packaged...moreThis is the last book of Divergent series and there were so many emotions swirling inside me until I read the last word of this book. It's a packaged of twists and turns that will get you on the edge of your sit. Good thing, I started reading this series on October (the month of this last book will be released) or else I will be half-torn on the second book. I am not a fan of YA novels but I must say, this series definitely caught me until the third book. A gigantic beast of a story that is full of surprising dramas about friendship, family, hope, forgiveness, love and undying thirst for truth.
And the truth is, you'll never leave this book alone for an hour without finishing it until the last page and after that..it's either you'll hate it or you'll love it. Choose wisely.(less)
This is my second attempt on dystopian novel and thank goodness it didn't disappoint me in any way. Well, there are times when I got frustrated to the...moreThis is my second attempt on dystopian novel and thank goodness it didn't disappoint me in any way. Well, there are times when I got frustrated to the heroine, Beatrice Prior or "Tris" but honestly, she was a hell of a woman to begin with. Got some angst and stubbornness which made her sometimes got into some serious life-threatening situations. (less)
after I read the first book, I jump literally on my bed for the second book. I know every book will be a major...moreOkay, so here it goes... Rating: 5 stars
after I read the first book, I jump literally on my bed for the second book. I know every book will be a major cliffhanger so I wait for all of them to finish, and I was not that disappointed. But, the momentum from the first book lack a lil bit in this book were Katniss Everdeen is having a complicated issue about her family's safety, her stage-boyfriend Peeta and about her cousin-wanna-be Gale. Now, everything centered on her come back at arena to face again her darkest deepest weakness - herself. I still see this book as a keeper for it portray deeply the emotions set by Suzanne Collins to each characters and I was moved by their principles in life. These are what war produces...bloodbath, cries, pain, and a hero.
Firstly, I already read the 1st book of this series about a year ago. And though I read it, I forgot already some of the scenes on the first book. Now I read this book, I'm again enamored by Julie Garwood writing. She done it again, the quality of the story and the twist kept me hours in full agony. Who is the real Pagan? It kept me awake at night because of my itchiness to finish this book and to finally meet the Pagan. But, with the length of the book, I waited for 3 days more to finally meet ***. I don't want to spoil anyone. It's up to you to find it out. It kept me rattled along the way, hope you feel the same curiousness crept within me while reading the novel. It's good. (less)
Heroine: Louise Downe aka Low Down No background. No family. Doesn't have finesse and grace in her body. A low, good for nothing girl who drifts in an...moreHeroine: Louise Downe aka Low Down No background. No family. Doesn't have finesse and grace in her body. A low, good for nothing girl who drifts in an ocean of cruelty trying to find a place she can call her own. Her courage, temper, wisdom and strength give me something to ponder. Is she an amazon girl or just plain stupid? Because no way a girl can stand outside for hours herding cattle and beeves with chattering teeth and blister hands two times everyday. Maybe she's both, cause I can't see how she can survive that blizzard. But I guess, love can conquer all and she definitely showed that. I admired her inner beauty, simplicity, and her wisdom in life. She lived according to her proverbs and done everything right. She treasured every single things life had offer to her and I damned well love her for that. She became my inspiration and mentor. She's an egg, hard outside but soft inside. And she's definitely a Joan of Arc of the century. How I wish everybody can see the big picture out of small, simple things in their life, it will be a lovely and lively world for us.
I praised Maggie Osborne for her timeless beautiful heroine under the name Louise Downe McCord. She's a warrior and a dreamer.(less)
I was amazed and dazed. Never thought I had this powerful urge to curse and kill someone mentally who is "fictionally alive"...more The feeling was amazing.
I was amazed and dazed. Never thought I had this powerful urge to curse and kill someone mentally who is "fictionally alive" at the same time laughed like a loco too. The story itself was a piece of art, a tale of life and promise - a promise that is NOT meant to be broken.
Ty Sanders second son of Cy Sanders. Rebel and independent man who answers for himself alone. He had a major role for the heroine's life. Forced by an errand, his life undergone roller coaster once he step in Mexico. An errand that will transform his life, forever.
Jenny Jones was a hell-a-lot of a man, living inside of a woman's body. She was rigid as a tree and aggressive as a buffalo. Lived and born in slums.
I've taken in wash, I've skinned buffalo carcasses, which is the worst job on this planet, I've signed on as a roustabout, and most recently, I've driven a mule team and hauled freight for the Comden outfit. Except for washing, none of those jobs is what you'd call women's work.
She earned her keeps and she's fricking good in her job too. She was not a lady nor a girl. She lived in a way she only knew, and she never cared to anyone who begrudgingly askancing her. Though, I admit she had her own sets of fault because of her upbringing. What truly caught my attention was her undying promise. An irrevocable and eternal promise only few who knew how to use it.
Honesty is all I've got.
And she took the promise by heart. I really love her character to the bone. A woman with dignity and honor. With this mind-set, she had another chance to live her life.
Major decisions, passion, hope and love...all mixed up in this juicy novel.
This is a beautiful story created by a master in the romance genre. Once again, Miss Maggie Osborne enamored our young hopeful hearts to believe that there is love somewhere between good and evil.(less)
First novel of SEP and her first historical too. :) I like the plot with resemblance of the novel Gone with the Wind and especially her hero & her...moreFirst novel of SEP and her first historical too. :) I like the plot with resemblance of the novel Gone with the Wind and especially her hero & heroine. Worth trying, definitely a keeper. But I liked its first title "Risen Glory", it fits more perfectly than "Just Imagine". Well, just imagine. :D(less)
This is not the kind of book you had in mind right now (if you are thinking about fairytales) because its even better than that.
Once upon a time, not...moreThis is not the kind of book you had in mind right now (if you are thinking about fairytales) because its even better than that.
Once upon a time, not so very long ago... A truly magnificent tale as old as time of love between the two opposite pole of humanity, The Beauty and the Beast, was written and told many, many times. The unlikely pair of two human being that been drawn by their tremendous love life can only offer.
Linnet Berry Thrynne aka "Beauty" was a demi-goddess in its literal sense, for she did not only possess a face so beautifully shaped that angels would weep with envy and a body of a temptress, she had also an intelligent mind that almost been lacking among the ton. As if Aphrodite had been crossed with Athena. One could say she was almost next to perfection...but she's not. As beauty enthralled mundane being, it's also prone to being hated by many. And Linnet didn't escape the tons wrath.
Piers Ylverton, Earl of Marchant, and heir to the Duke of Windebank aka "Beast" was a huge tall dark doctor, with an intelligent mind and spiteful tongue. Dark past engulfed his life. He became vicious, bitter and lost his faith in "love". He was not a charming man every girls would want to marry. But for Linnet, he had everything she wanted for a man.
They were engaged to be married but their own pride never let their heart fall for each other. "Half of each other's half", that's what they are. They didn't belong to the place they both lived, but they found their place in each others arm. Destined to be together, but bounded with their past...it will all be too late before they'll learned the greatest thing they always had.
A pure magical love woven by endless time. Inspired by La Bella Y La Bestia, and my favorite fairytale of all time. Be inspired, learned and travelled back into those childhood times, were naivety of love can put smile into our tender hearts. Kudos to Eloisa James for a magnificent retold of one of the most enchanting love story ever told. For the beauty, for the goodness of heart and for the faith to love.(less)
Rating: 5+ Stars Protagonist: eldest, adventurous, independent, affectionate to her family, loyal, brave, skilled in archery, sharp shooter
The story...moreRating: 5+ Stars Protagonist: eldest, adventurous, independent, affectionate to her family, loyal, brave, skilled in archery, sharp shooter
The story kept me begging for more. Seriously, there's some kind of magic cast unto me to lure my body and mind to some intoxicated place called Panem. It's like a tale of a past but still never happened and a future from which you'll never know if it will truly exists. "[The Hunger Games] is a violent, jarring speed-rap of a novel that generates nearly constant suspense and may also generate a fair amount of controversy. I couldn't stop reading." ~ Stephen King, and I second the notion. This is one hell of a ride book where you keep your eyes glued on every word Suzanne Collins woven and kept you entertained until the last words were said. And now, I'm craving for more of her Hunger Games series. Wonderful plot and perfect paced. So ENGROSSING!!!(less)