I remember reading this back when i was in 3rd Year High school, but i surely forget it by now, so i decided to get a copy of it and read it once more...moreI remember reading this back when i was in 3rd Year High school, but i surely forget it by now, so i decided to get a copy of it and read it once more. Since i already watched the movie version of this one last two years ago i guess i already have an idea on the plot of this story. This book literally gives me the goosebumps i feel whenever i feel something is creeping in me. The mood of the story is very dark and senile, it makes me imagine a place where no one else lives except the family of Coraline Jones and their creepy house mates. It just scares the shit out of me, addition to the scary story is the dark book cover and the images inside the book, FOR GOD'S SAKE! the images haunts me while reading!
On the other hand, The plot is very powerful and it makes you think that the evil-ish other mother is for real. The ending satisfies me (since it was very predictable that Coraline would overcome the other mother's obstacles and locate her parents). After reading it i simply close it not wanting to read it again (NOT THAT IT'S NOT WORTH READING AGAIN!) but as I've said this book just scares the shit out of me so i'm not reading it again (until i had the guts to read it again.ugh! HAHA) :) (less)
Finally!! I get to read the conclusion to one of the most thought-provoking and out-of-this-world series that I have read. But why does it feel like t...moreFinally!! I get to read the conclusion to one of the most thought-provoking and out-of-this-world series that I have read. But why does it feel like the action isn’t much higher on this final installment? Why don’t I feel like getting on the edge of my seat? While reading this, I have moments where I question stuffs that are happening and feel the adrenaline and excitement but then the momentum suddenly knock off – is it just me or this last installment isn’t as powerful as the first two books?
I'm not saying that I didn’t like because I did. I like the idea that things are about to get settled and Thomas and his crew will get to live and see another day but you know, the power that tickles me and makes me sit on the edge of my seat isn’t there at all. I honestly have a huge expectation for this book - I was expecting WICKED's purpose to be more justified here but no - the organization ended in ruins and the whole point of Thomas’ and his friends’ struggles seems to go with it.
I was also expecting and looking forward on the moment where they would finally get their memories back but unfortunately I also didn’t get much from it. I try to understand Minho and Thomas' hesitation in getting their memories back but Thomas's memory is the key to this whole story so why not pursue it? I know its part of a little twist but then I do need some answers. As for those who got their memories back, they also haven’t shared a part of it to the readers! We could’ve seen what stuffs happen through Theresa's memories but nu-uh we didn’t. Sigh.
As for the romantic part of the story I'm not really opposed to it as I'm overly happy about it. Teresa and Thomas go a long way back but after Teresa's little stint on the second book I can't help but also second-guess her. I like her for Thomas because she clearly knows a lot about him but that little stint that she did had a great impact not only to the other characters but also to the readers. Since the first I'm honestly rooting for them but then Brenda came - I'm also half-hearted about her. She isn’t well introduced in the story so I guess I didn’t really get to know her enough but I know that what she did was good tho. Given enough time and background maybe other readers would get to like her. I’m explaining heaps of stuffs about the romantic side of this story but let me tell you guys that this is the area of this book that isn’t well explore so don’t expect those mushy-mushy stuffs.
My heart did break for Newt on this book. Why does that have to happen? I still can't believe it. My heart ached for those Cranks who can't seem to control their brains functions anymore. Those scenes still hunts me whenever I think about it.
The ending was good for the sole purpose of people being able to escape the flare and the bad guys but there is none of the epic mind-shattering ending that I was looking forward. It’s honestly not the ending I was looking forward too but I guess it would do and would be enough. I was half-half about my rating for this because of some unmet expectations but still Death Cure is still worth the read for fans of this series like me. (less)
I read this book for 5 hours STRAIGHT! because I just can't seem to put it down. A dear friend of mine suggests for me to read this book so i decide...moreI read this book for 5 hours STRAIGHT! because I just can't seem to put it down. A dear friend of mine suggests for me to read this book so i decided to read it and yes i'm not disappointed at all for it was one of those books that really captures me so as I've said i never had the guts to put it down so i read it for 5 hours straight.
It was a one of a kind book for it contains a mystery and romance at the same time. The story encompasses the mystery residing on the Waverly Clan and the apple trees on their Garden. As the only Waverly left on Bascom, North Carolina, Claire Waverly manage to build a business of her own and keep things on hand while staying their. So that's where the story truly revolves, around Claire. Addition to this is the homecoming of his Runaway sister Sydney (now with a daughter), a new neighbor who falls to Claire and of course the old but very magical Evanelle who has a gift of giving stuffs to people thinking they might need it and voila! They truly used it at times of need.
It was really a one of a kind book and now because of this book i'm looking forward in reading more books of Sarah Addison Allen. :) (less)
I'm not really aware of the presence of this book on the bookstores but a certain classmate of mine suggests it to me and i wonder why not give it a t...moreI'm not really aware of the presence of this book on the bookstores but a certain classmate of mine suggests it to me and i wonder why not give it a try?! And as i saw it, i suddenly thought that the author is familiar and then it suddenly flashed to my mind that he is ALSO the author of the Percy Jackson Series! (Silly Me! :))
So, as i was starting reading it i was kinda shocked on the terms used for they are not totally archaic but it includes ancient Gods, Elements and stuffs. It just confuses me at first because i had a hard time remembering the names of those thingos! But as the story Progress i was beginning to love how Carter and his sister Sadie relates the story. It was full of adventure and mystery and thrill. It leads us to the different ancient world and also teaches us their ancient lessons and magics. I also faced the dilemma that i don't want this book to end for i was really into it. It seems like i'm with Carter and Sadie the whole time they Battle the evil guys and fight the different tremendous monsters brought by that evil guy. WAAAAAAAA. I just can't wait to read the second book of it for i surely would not want it to end too. Yay! Good One! (less)
This book already had a movie adpatation but i never really got a chance to watch it. Sebold wrote this book in a very dark setting since it was state...moreThis book already had a movie adpatation but i never really got a chance to watch it. Sebold wrote this book in a very dark setting since it was stated in Susie's point of view wherein Susie was already dead. Ugh. It sucks. It has a good story but i just don't like it much. You'll never want to stop reading it NOT because it's THAT good but you'll never want to put it down because the curiosity within you about the ending will kill you. It would make you think "What would happen?" "Will she live again?" or other random stuffs. Its also kinda creepy in a way to think that dead beings like Susie still roams and keeps an eye on us. Its a good story but not that type you would want to read again, once is enough. Yea. I guess that's it. (less)
So here is the second book the the Maze Runner Series and guess whaattt?? JAMES DASHNER NEVER REALLY FAILS ME! he still left me hanging up to the ve...moreSo here is the second book the the Maze Runner Series and guess whaattt?? JAMES DASHNER NEVER REALLY FAILS ME! he still left me hanging up to the very end of this book. He once again created a non-stop action filled adventure for the Gladers! The strange turn of events blows my mind! I need to pause for at least one event to take it all in for i was really affected by it! I just wanted to scream at the top of my lungs! THE WAIT IS JUST KILLING ME! I WANTED THIS TO END NOT BECAUSE ITS NOT GOOD BUT BECAUSE I'M DYING OF KNOWING HOW THIS WILL ALL END!!!!!
I don't really know how to react but i guess my reaction above was enough to explain how this book turns out. It still left me behind the cliff and i just can't wait for the third book! IT'S KILLING ME SOFTLY NOW! I JUST CAN'T FREAKING WAIT!(less)
The first time i saw this book was on a girl reading it while i was on the train. She was standing in front of me while i was seating so i get to read...moreThe first time i saw this book was on a girl reading it while i was on the train. She was standing in front of me while i was seating so i get to read the back part of the book and became interested on it at first hand and decided to buy it as soon as possible! LELS. First, i would tell that James Dashner is now one of my favorite author because of this amazing book seres. The curiosity would just kill you and you would definitely not want to stop reading until the very end.
The story will give you different thoughts but for sure they are all wrong, it turns out that the story was just as twisted as it looks. This would also helps you build your imagination for the created world in the story called The Glade is pretty unimaginable. Your mind would also process how the maze looks, why they are there, how do the machine looking things look like, and how the sudden appearance of the first girl on the Glade would trigger things that are about to happen. It would definitely want you to stay tuned for the next book. Definitely a cliff-hanger book! (less)
I saw this book for sale at a bookstore and said why not buy it and give it a shot and read it.
Two couples vacationing in Alabama are pursued by a ma...moreI saw this book for sale at a bookstore and said why not buy it and give it a shot and read it.
Two couples vacationing in Alabama are pursued by a maniac killer. They flee deep into the woods and take refuge in an old house that has been vacated for years, or so they think. They soon discover that they are not alone and that the killer has purposely lured them to this house. It seems that the killer and the house are somehow working in concert. They try to leave, but the house won’t let them. After receiving a message in which the killer claims to have killed God and now demands more dead bodies, the couples come to understand that the seeming malevolence of the house mirrors the evil within their own hearts and souls, and that they can only defeat the evil in the house by defeating the evil within themselves.
Basically, this story reminds me of The Saw movie series, well for one it was pretty creepy and full of suspense, i for instance never expected the turn of events. It was packed with mystery as to What? Why? or Who? is doing this to them. I like the details the author uses, because it keeps me reading more and more. Their sense of detail makes you feel like you're in the house getting scared.
So, that's it. Its an okay one. Pretty scary, mysterious and suspenseful but has a tendency to be boring. :)(less)
OH MY GOSH! JUST OH MY GOSH! This book drives me insane! The turn of events still surprises me.!! Destined is the 9th installment to the HON series. I...moreOH MY GOSH! JUST OH MY GOSH! This book drives me insane! The turn of events still surprises me.!! Destined is the 9th installment to the HON series. I don't know the reason why the authors need to prolong its story and its really hard for me to wait for the next one! Anyways, Destined definitely left me off the hook. The beginning literally bored me since its just like a recap of the events from the past book and the boring overview of Neferet's evil plans against Zoey (of course). It wasn't until i reached the last two chapters that i felt the adrenaline of the story. It is throughout those last two chapters wherein you could find the real action. The unexpected death of Dragon Lankford shocked me, the weird presence of Neferet's new toy named Aurox also adds to the complication of the events and I just hate how that guy reminds Zoey of Heath. I want her to be with STARK! BE CONTENTED! >:) and the most epic thing that happened is the reconciliation of KALONA with the light wherein he takes an oath to be Thanato's (Priestess of Death) warrior and i'm really like WHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTT!! This was really a big twist on the story since i never really see Kalona being on the good side but what could i do? That's what the author wants. It really left me on the hook since this is still not the end of this f-ing series. I just hope they end it already (hopefully on the 10th book!), its already been a long journey for Zoey and her friends, though i loved this series so much it justs too long to re-read it (and i DO like re-reading stuffs). Well, a good read but definitely a cliff hanger. I think more action on the NEXT book. :)(less)
Let me start by saying that I'm really looking forward in reading this book. Why? Yea, because i cant help but get really curious on what other twists...moreLet me start by saying that I'm really looking forward in reading this book. Why? Yea, because i cant help but get really curious on what other twists will Sarah Addison Allen would put on her other books. So i'm pretty looking forward in reading this. haha.
In a place called The Walls of Water in North Carolina where the secrets are thicker than the fog from the town's famous waterfalls, Willa Jackson has mixed feelings about the restoration of her family home - which they lost years ago due to financial constraints - by Paxton Osgood, scion of a prominent local family. On one hand, Willa has tried to move past her family’s scandals and establish her independence. But on the other, she can’t help but sneak up to the house and witness the transformation occurring before her eyes. When she unexpectedly meets Colin, Paxton’s brother, up at the site, it sets in motion a chain of events that will reveal the mysteries in Willa’s and Paxton’s pasts.
Same as other Addison books, its an easy read. The mood is very light and you would never have the urge to put it down for it held you attention and curiosity and you would want to finish it all the way. The storyline is so finesse. A simple story with a little twist of history and mystery it would make you think of what secret really lies beneath that place. I like the little encounters of Willa and Paxton to their grandmothers who may have the key to the secret that lies within the place. The presence of the romantic partners of Paxton and Willa. First on Paxton, she is with a man in the name of Sebastian but not sure about him because of the things she saw on the past about him. But as the story goes, they face each others difficulties and at least end up happy with one another. :) As for Willa, she is connected with a man named Colin which is Paxton's twin brother and with him on the view, Willa's outlook on things changes.
In all, The Peach Keeper is a simple, easy and fun read. It has an interesting story and the characters are endearing and fun. YEY! :)
Sarah Addison Allen is starting to be one of my favorite authors! I'm starting to read all of her books like whaaaaaatt! Yes, but anyways, lets talk a...moreSarah Addison Allen is starting to be one of my favorite authors! I'm starting to read all of her books like whaaaaaatt! Yes, but anyways, lets talk about The Girl Who Chased The Moon
So, the story mainly flows to a girl named Emily Benedict who returned to the home place of her mother in Mullaby, North Carolina where she would live with her grandfather. And since her arrival, riddles surrounding the place begins to haunt her curiosity such as "Why her mother left that place?" and "What are the Mullaby Lights?". Then, She met Julia Winterson, a neighbor and the owner of the famous restaurant on the city which in her own have some issues behind her past and hopes to resolve and bring back an old love with the magic of her cakes and through her cakes and motherly presence, it gives Emily hope to find out what really lures behind her mother's past.
What I Like About This book:
♥ It has a very light story and the people seems to be secretly related to each other and seemed to be at eased easily with one another. ♥ The presence of the Mood Wallpapers on Emily's room which is pretty cool for me. ♥ The blend of supernatural-mystery / romance / Life thing is mixed accordingly.
What I KINDA NOT Like About This book:
♥ The Mystery behind the Mullaby lights just frustrates me. I mean, there could've been a better mystery behind it other than the one revealed in this book. ♥ It does not end with a great period. Not Literally, but what i mean is the story is left hanged. It would've been better is Maddie also played a part on the story so that she could have her own happy ending not when everyone has their own happy ending that 's where she would make her grand entrance. -__- Just an idea.
But all, its a good read. Nothing Too Bad, But noting too extravagant. :)
PS. This reminds me of the bookTrue Believer by Nicholas Sparks because the the mysterious lights that lures around the place. :)(less)