**spoiler alert** I can't stand this any longer. I need Clockwork Princess right now and I'm sure many more people who had read this book feels the sa...more**spoiler alert** I can't stand this any longer. I need Clockwork Princess right now and I'm sure many more people who had read this book feels the same way. This book got me up all night then suddenly BAM! the cliffhanger. This is the most unfair book ever but I like it so much. Definitely on my reread list. (less)
I have no idea where Gray gets the idea of werewolves on Titanic but this sure is one of the best books that I have yet read. Tess and Alec is the tota...moreI have no idea where Gray gets the idea of werewolves on Titanic but this sure is one of the best books that I have yet read. Tess and Alec is the total opposite by their standards yet they are the same. Both of them wishes to be be free from the shackles that ties them to the floor. I couldn't help but cry when they were separated apart. Titanic sure brings many people's dream come true but ended it in one night. At first, I just don't like the side character, Myriam Nahas vary much but she did grew on me throughout the book. Let's just say Claudia Gray is definitely in my must read author list :D(less)
Love & Leftovers was a story told through poems. I didn't even the description when I got the book. And also, I'm a bad example of 'don't judge a...moreLove & Leftovers was a story told through poems. I didn't even the description when I got the book. And also, I'm a bad example of 'don't judge a book by it's cover' thingy. I just saw that it was a cute title and cover and I just HAVE to read it.
Since it was told through poems, I was kind of expecting it to be messy, somehow. I mean, it is poems. You go through one poem and start another, another scene and another poem. But no. It was surprisingly so much like a normal story. The main character has a voice and personality. It shows surprisingly well in each poems. You feel her emotions.
Marcie was this self-conscious girl(don't we all are?) who writes poems obsessively. Linus is her boyfriend, who's apparently an emo-rocker guy. Despite the cute title and cover, it wasn't all butterflies all the way. Both Marcie and Linus has to face family problems and things weren't getting any easier when she has to move to New England with her mom away from her dad. And let me just tell you this, long distance relationship is not Marcie's speciality. (I'll leave the rest to your imagination;))
There were lots of pages, yes. But it was surprisingly a fun and quick read. It was told through poems and it was really quite short. I gobbled the book down pretty quickly. It was definitely a fun read. I enjoyed it immensely. And I'm sure contemporary lovers(and paranormals) would love it too.(less)
Forsaken was just another book about demons. I mean, not kinda like the typical stereotype. But I kinda compare this book with Vampire Academy(not tha...moreForsaken was just another book about demons. I mean, not kinda like the typical stereotype. But I kinda compare this book with Vampire Academy(not that they have anything in common). Like, vampire Academy has like 3 types of vampire and the Strigoi is the bad guys right? Well, Forsaken has two kinda demon hunters or whatever you call it; a) demon trapper b) demon hunter. Demon trapper traps demon and demon hunter hunt 'em and kill it. They kinda like don't like each other but kinda don't hate. The book was a little slow. And I have no idea if this is a love triangle story. I mean, what's up with Ori suddenly in the picture? But with all this bad review that I gave, I couldn't help but swoon over Beck. I have a tendency for falling over jerks, have I told you that?(less)
This book is so emo! I mean, I know Lena is but this time this whole book is. The title suited the book perfectly. It really was chaos. From one probl...moreThis book is so emo! I mean, I know Lena is but this time this whole book is. The title suited the book perfectly. It really was chaos. From one problem to another and I can't believe they end the book in a cliffhanger like that! Gosh, I cried like a baby at the end of the book. It was so utterly heart-breaking. (less)
This book is awesome! I mean, have you ever read Heist Society yet? well, if you haven't you should. Heist Society was awesome. This one you double th...moreThis book is awesome! I mean, have you ever read Heist Society yet? well, if you haven't you should. Heist Society was awesome. This one you double the awesomeness. *ahh... Swoon over Hale*. They are such incredible thieves! I mean, seriously. The international kind. They have to steal an Emerald. The Cleopatra Emerald. And it's cursed by the way, just FYI. Their gadgets are awesome. And not to mention the cute personality of the Bagshaws brother. And the relationship between Kat and Hale*swoon*. Their relationship in Heist Society was so suspenseful and it gets a little bit better in Uncommon Criminals. And did I mention they're like teenagers? As in 15 years old and above? Kat's been stealing since she was three*jaw-drop*. (less)
Here are the words I would describe The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: creepy, mysterious, weird and awesome.
This one is totally a fresh read for me. It's p...moreHere are the words I would describe The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: creepy, mysterious, weird and awesome.
This one is totally a fresh read for me. It's paranormal but different than the others. What Mara is, well... She isn't branded. That's what I like about it. I mean, look at the other bestselling paranormal books. Wicked Lovely and Wings: fairies. The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices and Paranormalcy: vampires, werewolves, fairies, warlocks and stuff. Bloodlines, Vampire Academy and Twilight: vampires. Forsaken and Cassie Clare's books: demon hunter. See? Everythings labeled. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer somehow reminded me of Black Swan movie. Creepy, mysterious, tempting. I just couldn't put it down.
And then there's Noah Shaw. Snarky, hot, sexy, mysterious typical kind of bad boy that I find myself falling for.
I love the chemistry between Noah and Mara. There was no insta-love going on there between Mara and Noah. And I totally loved that.
And the there's the... CLIFFHANGER!!!
Heart broken again over cliffhangers. They suck. But we love them anyway. I hope I'll get an ARC of the 2nd book. There's no way I could wait any longer. Totally an awesome read.(less)
The first thing that attracted me to this book was the cover. Seriously! I’d read a book just because of the cover wi...moreReview on blog: Tumbling In Books
The first thing that attracted me to this book was the cover. Seriously! I’d read a book just because of the cover without even reading the description. And that happens a lot to me. But it works.
I don’t know why, but people seemed to complain about the long title. Not me. I LOVE it. Or maybe it’s just because I never really have a grudge on long titles*shrug*.
I LOVE Chloe! She’s the protagonist in Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe. I fell in love with her bright personality since the beginning of the book. The starting was such a downer but she didn’t let any of those let her down. She has a big heart and she wears her feelings on her sleeve. Take note: Chloe does not hate. She laughs. She makes people laugh. She could find fun in just anything. Even garbages. Plus, she has great taste in shoes. I just find it weird how someone could actually love being a burrito. That’s all.
Her best friends dumped her just because of one night that she acted un-Chloe-like. The whole school avoided her. And when her new JISP teacher did not approve of her JISP, she was sent to bring up back the school’s radio station.
A light read full of fun. Contemporary lovers will definitely devour this!(Or even paranormal lovers who’d like to take a brake from the para and go to normal for a while ;))(less)
You have no idea how much I love travel books. And you can blame Morgan Matson’s Amy & Roger’s E...moreSee my my original post on blog: Wanderlove Review
You have no idea how much I love travel books. And you can blame Morgan Matson’s Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour for that ;)
This is like, the second travel book I’ve read so far and Wanderlove does NOT disappoint. The places are amazing and the plots are well planned and written. It was just, magnificient.
I love the irony that Rowan and Bria possess. Both trying to outrun their past but one wants to be good and one wants to turn bad. Hubbard placed Bria’s flashbacks of her and her ex, Toby just at the right moments and places. Every time that happens, I was like, waiting for Bria to break down and cry but she didn’t, when really, Hubbard saved the best for the last and when that part came, it totally made a difference to the book.
Bria tries to outrun her past. She stops drawing when Toby broke up with her. The need to draw was boiling inside of her. But she just...couldn't. Her passion for drawing is understandable. Just like me with my writing. It isn’t something that’s forced. It’s just a story, any random story and you just have to write it out just like she has to draw it out. When I wasn't writing, I felt weird. My hands felt naked, my soul trapped, just how she feels when she keeps her need to draw to herself.
Bria’s relationship with Rowan was built. Little by little. Both of them are kind of hard opening themselves up. They find themselves easier to talk to each other at night. And soon, trust between them was built. But besides, Bria and Rowan, I can’t help but add just how much I love Rowan’s carefree sister, Starling. I love that name, by the way ;) Starling is just so free-sprited and talkative. I usually find the most talkative character in a book, a tad bit anoyying but Kirsten didn’t cross that line.
Seriously, fans of Amy & Roger's Epic Detour will eat this up! :D(less)
I picked this book up in the hope Willa will kick it Robin Hood style. And guess what? She did! And also because I loved Heist Society and that I should check out more books like that :)
You don't really think I will start this review without talking about the guys first? Well, think again.
There was Aidan and there was Tre But it's Tre who's always been there Who took Willa under his care
As you can see, I just made a rhyme there It just popped out of nowhere And as you can see, I'm on Team Tre
Hah! I just made a rhyme on those two guys =D
But seriously, Aidan's the type of boy who has that swagger and the smile of someone who's totally full of himself, BUT no, he's not a jerk. At least, not in my opinion. Tre on the other hand, is so much more reserved and mysterious. Which somehow pulled me towards him.
Elisa Ludwig captured Willa narrator's voice perfectly. A bit naive, has a big heart and a bit misguided in her motivation on bringing equals among the students in the Valley Prep, you will be sucked into Willa's world immediately. Pretty crooked was really a fun read. I totally recommend this to people who have read Ally Carter's books and loved it.(less)
Don’t You Wish is like the movie 13 Going On 30 starred by Jennifer Garner . Just the skip across time thingy par...moreReview on blog: Don't You Wish Review
Don’t You Wish is like the movie 13 Going On 30 starred by Jennifer Garner . Just the skip across time thingy part. This book was freakin awesome. I couldn’t get enough of it!
So, Annie wishes her life to be picture perfect and she got her wish when her house blacked out and lightning struck her bedroom window the night her dad’s invention went haywire. In her other life, Ayla was perfect(and mean, and yes, bitchy).
Of course, like the other YA contemporary books that we’ve read, we usually find that a rich family was always so busy that they leave their kids unattended at home and their teens became problematic. This was no different. But when Annie finally came to her senses that money wasn’t everything, she just wanted to go back home.
Ayla was the typical queen bee kinda b****h. Annie was the typical ‘nobodies’ who wishes to be a ‘somebody’. But when she finally got to be a ‘somebody’, acting like one is a whole different thing when you still have your own soul when you just actually skipped across time.
I have to admit. I was also stuck with the Annie/Ayla thing that’s going on through the whole book. I mean, she was conflicted. She finally found a guy who won’t mock her or ask her to a dance just because of a dare when she finally found a way to go back to her own life.
The ending kind of let off like Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour that will leave you wanting more of the story. And believe me, you’ll want more. Like a light read? Then read Don’t You Wish! :D(less)
First of all, this is my first EVER(besides than The Little Mermaid but that doesn’t really count) mermaid book. And...moreReview on blog: Tumbling In Books
First of all, this is my first EVER(besides than The Little Mermaid but that doesn’t really count) mermaid book. And it totally does NOT disappoint.
I usually steered clear away from mermaid books for multiple reasons. But mainly, it’s just ‘cause I don’t want any other book to perish my fairytale Ariel version of mermaids. And since mermaid was also kind of in a rise, I kind of don’t want to miss out on what’s actually happening, so I branch out a little more.
The starting sentence of Lies beneath was pretty awesome. It immediately sucked me into Calder’s mermen world. I didn’t know it was told from a male’s POV until I started reading it. I have a habit to jump into books without reading the description first.
And there you go Pssshhh! Gone was my innocent view of mermaids. In my mind, mermaids was supposed to be good. But they turned out to be a murderous merman and I was all, Noooo!!!
But the book was really good. At the last 50 pages or so, I could not tear my eyes of the book. Lies Beneath kept me interested throughout the book. There were plot twists and turns that I totally did not expect.
The romance was great too. It wasn’t insta-love(clap-hands). Calder was just suppose to make Lily as a target to her father but when he was in way too deep, you’ll be surprised at the aftermath of it.
Lies Beneath was a really great read. Fans of mermaid books will definitely eat this up.
So how about you mermaid fans? Any more suggestion of mermaid books that you’d like me to read? You know you can leave your suggestion in the comment box :D(less)
I have to admit. This is one refreshing book. It made me expand my reading outside of my comfort zone a little more.
The setting was set in a future - not far from us, I think - where the Detonation happened. There were those who was chosen and lived in the Dome. Unharmed. Unscarred. They are called Pure. The Detonation destroyed almost everything. And people who got hit by it will not be the same person anymore. When the Detonation happened while you're holding something or was standing/sitting/etc near to things like glass or even any other stuff(human maybe), it kind of ingrained on you.(I have to admit, El Capitan and Helmud are pretty creepy and a slight touch of gruesome).
This book has more action and less romance. And it kind of started a little too slow for me for the first 30 pages or so. It kind of didn't work with me. Don't get me wrong. There were some parts that got my heart ache and even cry but it's also a little too gruesome for me. But I still have no doubt that I'll read the next book when it comes out.
What I love about this book though was the ending. Sure. People died and all but it's Partridge and Lyda and Bradwell and Pressia that got me to keep reading this book until the end and it did gave me with a kind of satisfied ending.(less)