I don't know. Everyone seems to be so obsessed with Cinder, but the whole New Beijing thing just didn't work for me.
I don't know how Marissa Meyer was...moreI don't know. Everyone seems to be so obsessed with Cinder, but the whole New Beijing thing just didn't work for me.
I don't know how Marissa Meyer was going to interpret the New Beijing. I'm guessing that people here are Chinese. Cinder is actually not Chinese. She's a Lunar (she's white).
That's supposed to be a plot twist.
I live in Hong Kong, born and raised in here, I am an authentic Chinese and look like one and I can tell you that if you see me on a street in New York, you'll be able to tell that I am an Asian. You won't think that I'm white or Hispanic. No. You'll know that I'm Chinese. Or at least come from Asia.
I haven't read the book, nor am I going to, though if that is the big reveal of the book, then it kind of sucks.
Of course that is not the real reason. I am just not interested in the premise.(less)
**spoiler alert** I wrote this immediately after knowing that there was going to be a movie base on Starcrossed. Seriously, I've read a lot of books i...more**spoiler alert** I wrote this immediately after knowing that there was going to be a movie base on Starcrossed. Seriously, I've read a lot of books in the past ten months and of all those books, I think this has the biggest potential to garner worldwide fame and shunned by critics at the same time.
When I read a book, I always picture ways that a movie can present the book at its best and make it better and more acceptable for the general audience. But if this book is to be made into a movie that was true to the author's words, then the movie will be a flop since the biggest flaw in Starcrossed is the bad dialogue. This book was more on the romance track than on the special effects/art direction track. The following is the things wrong with Starcrossed.
1. Helen was plain dumb and annoying. 2. Helen and Lucas as cousins. 3. Dialogue. 4. Loopholes with the whole Greek mythology fiasco. 5. The fact that Helen and Lucas could not stay together because they could not do a simple math equation. 6. The plot from the middle of the book, or lack of it. 7. None of the characters had any personality.
So it can't be a good romantic drama. If it is trying to pull a I Am Number Four, which was basically balancing out the flat plot and awkward dialogue by putting an insanely awesome action scene in the end, it still won't do. None of the fighting scene that involved actual fighting, not taking the chance to touch Lucas' gorgeous abs, was astounding enough. Hell, it's not even fun to read those fights. You'd find a more action packed fight in the corner down the street where two 10-year-olds are sparring with sticks than the most exciting fight in this book.
If Starcrossed could no t be a good romantic drama or action movie, then there was really no need to watch the film at all.
Everything does not even make any sense in this book. Reading it was bad enough. Now there's a movie on this? What is she trying to do to me? I hope it was nothing more than an April Fool's joke.(less)
I was listening to The Fault Is in Our Stars, a song written by a very talented songwriter named Meghan Tonjes, and I thought.
That's it. This book has...moreI was listening to The Fault Is in Our Stars, a song written by a very talented songwriter named Meghan Tonjes, and I thought.
That's it. This book has its flaws. I don't like the fact that Hazel Grace or Gus or Issac really repulsed me sometimes, especially Hazel when she was being a little ungrateful bitch to her parents.
For those who have read my previous review on The Fault in Our Stars or have been following my reviews might remember that I originally gave it 2 stars because I disliked the characters. Then I changed my rating to 3 stars because I have reread and reread and reread this book a thousand times and I cried like a baby to the point where my friends were scared. I love it. I love it to the point where I could forget how irritating the main characters were. I just love it.
When I was listening to this song, I decided that if I do love the Fault in Our Stars so much, I should do something. I was a complete idiot in music, but I do have a Goodreads account, so, why not?
I have only given 4 stars to two books before. 5 stars in something I have never given to any book. I love The Fault in Our Stars.
In the light of a reckless young woman, the childless Grace found an abandoned toddler in the woods. When it came to a desire for an offspring, no one...moreIn the light of a reckless young woman, the childless Grace found an abandoned toddler in the woods. When it came to a desire for an offspring, no one could compare to the lonely widow, which resulted in Grace taking in the boy under her wings. In an effort to keep the child, whom was named Victor, to herself, they lived under a false pretense that he was the nephew of her dead sister. To her dismay, her deception was almost revealed, contrary to her dream of keeping him.
Victor growing up resulted in him falling prey to a beautiful girl’s look and generous heart. Contrary to Victor’s brewing feeling, Grace did not relish the thought of losing her baby to a girl when it came to her hopes of being closely knitted forever. Grace tried to stop them from dating in an effort to put an end to their unyielding relationship. To her great dismay, it backfired on her. Contrary to her original plan, Victor left her to join the army. In order to halt his ground-breaking proposal, Grace gained help in the light of his lover’s soft heart.
To my dismay, the last paragraph was false; manifested from my over-developed imagination. Contrary to my expectation, Music from Beyond the Moon was boring and slow, which resulted in my inability to finish reading it when I've finish the plot line of the first paragraph. (Sorry for misleading you, but that was probably what happened...) In the light of the lust-inducing cover, I was intrigued and hopeful when it came to the romance. Yet this book fell prey to the author’s beautiful, still, painfully inane writing. In order to relish the author’s own fantasy in completing the entire book in soulful prose, this book completely failed in grabbing my attention. To try and address what she perceived was a hauntingly heartbreaking love story; the author lost her focus in her own words. I tried to not throw the book to the ground over and over again until it crumbled right under my feet in an effort to stay in tune until the romance was put forth. To my dismay, even that took too long.
(I searched Worst Villain on Google and this came up:
The villains of Mortal Obligations is that lame.)
I remember reading Mortal Obligations or whateve...more(I searched Worst Villain on Google and this came up:
The villains of Mortal Obligations is that lame.)
I remember reading Mortal Obligations or whatever its name is. I did not finish that book, but I skip to the last few pages to find that the villain (view spoiler)[her brother (hide spoiler)]. It wasn't that Mortal Obligations was that horrid of a book that I had to stop reading, still, it would kill me to finish it.
See, the thing is that I hated. HATED books with the female protagonist harboring a not-so-secret crush for her brother's best friend. Absolutely detested it. That was also the reason why I lost interest in Hunting Lila. Poor Lila, that book had potential.
But not this book. True, I said that Mortal Obligations was not as horrid as a one star deserved. Blame it on the dialogue. Blame it on the dialogue.
SO that's a no no for Mortal Defiance. Since I know the dark side will not succeed (base on their so-call bad-ass skills? Yeah, they should be ashamed), there really isn't a point for me to continue reading the trilogy. Sorry, Ms. Chase!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
A girl harbored a major crush for a boy, who later moved to a different city. She followed him like a stalker. She saw that...moreWhat happened here is this.
A girl harbored a major crush for a boy, who later moved to a different city. She followed him like a stalker. She saw that he had a girlfriend who acted like a total biatch to her. Miraculously, for no reason what so ever, the boy noticed her and fell for her. Or something like that, I stopped reading it when I reached the 'finding him in a huge city as if she had superpower part'.
Reading this book really challenged my limit in taking in the whole 'crush on a cute, popular, hot, smart, funny, guy, someone who should not be paying attention to you if you are as ordinary as you say' charade to a new level. She followed him, a guy who might not even know your name, to a different city, who made you neglect all your friends and family to a place miles from your home. The girl's crazy. End of Story.
Why did I read this? Seriously, I wanted to throw my phone (I watch it on it) to my wall so much that I ended up hitting my friend, who was conveniently walking beside me when I was reading this repeatedly on her shoulder. (Sorry!) The girl was completely pathetic! She was cool when the author told us that she was good at origami, and then she went on and became obsessed with a guy!
This book left scars on my heart and taught me that I should never let a guy control my life like that. Whether he did it intentionally or unintentionally.
1 star out of five, I hate it when girls are so weak. Girls, if your girlfriends are doing this, let them read this and enlighten them. You are making this world a better place. I'm out.