I have sooo many mixed feelings about The Evolution of Mara Dyer. It’s not that that I don’t like it, I LOVE it. I just had SO many feeling g...more4.5 stars
I have sooo many mixed feelings about The Evolution of Mara Dyer. It’s not that that I don’t like it, I LOVE it. I just had SO many feeling go through me while I was reading it. It was surprising really. I’ve never felt very attached to the character but I felt Mara’s feelings as my own.
I must admit, the beginning was a bit slow for me. But around the 100 pages, I felt like I was reading too slow and too fast at the same time. Too slow because I want to know how it ends already. Too fast because I don’t want the book to end. The last book is coming out in June, JUNE! And then I’ll still feel like I was tortured because people around me that I know through the blogosphere will get the ARC while I have to wait until it’s published and have to wait again because it might still not be released in Malaysia.
I think I just felt about EVERYTHING throughout the book. Mostly frustrated, annoyed, pissed off, furious. I felt Mara’s desperation as my own. But Hodkin put Noah there and balanced it all out. I think I died a little inside when Noah went all sweet.
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**spoiler alert** Yes. I'm gonna write spoilers for my review of Allegiant cause GR has an option to hide my review because of spoilers but if you sti...more**spoiler alert** Yes. I'm gonna write spoilers for my review of Allegiant cause GR has an option to hide my review because of spoilers but if you still haven't read it and you clicked it. That's your fault :P
One thing I forgot about writers is that they have the free will to kill of the main character off the plot just because it's their book and that they're the writer of it. Oops.
But... I didn't rate it 3 stars because she killed Tris. That's not my reason at all. But starting from Insurgent I've already kind of lost interest in the series but read it anyway. Sure I was devastated that Tris died but not as devastated as I am with the plot for this whole book.
I was kind of really excited to read Allegiant because everyone reads it, I'm forced to read it, because I have to complete my Divergent collection, because I need to know how it ends and it's going to be made into a MOVIE. While I'm excited for the movie too, I still don't want the movie to destroy my reading experience so that's why I read it. Plus, I'm super bored. It's school holidays now.
The beginning made me yawn. It was really slow and all they did was wait and do nothing. It began to progress sometime around the 100th page but I kind of stopped and reread City of Bones(because my memory of it starts to fade and it was right after I watched the movie). But then I stopped City of Bones and forced myself to pick Allegiant back up. The rest of the book kept me engaged most of the time. And OF COURSE I just had to cry at the end. But I was still hoping for a better ending to a series other than this :/
NOTE: I probably kind of lost interest in it halfway through because I've been watching too much X-Men, The Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man, Batman and Wolverine. And you know how Robert Downey Jr is. So I kinda craved more sarcasm maybe that's why I picked up City of Bones. But even so, Allegiant could've have a better ending though. Everything is literally in ruins.(less)
While I LOVED the first book, The Truth About Faking, The Truth About Letting Go just didn’t blew me away, unfortuna...moreReview on blog: Tumbling In Books
While I LOVED the first book, The Truth About Faking, The Truth About Letting Go just didn’t blew me away, unfortunately. I feel kind of mixed about this book.
So Ashley’s dad died and she had a hard time keeping up with life. I mean, who wouldn’t right? So she went all good girl gone bad and depended on the adrenaline rush that she gets from it. Or as I call it, self-destruct. It was pretty cliché of course, but I never have trouble with cliché, in fact I love it. But for this one… I think the pace of it went a little too fast.
For the characters… I think the others are okay except for Colt. Colt and I need a one to one time and talk. Is his character supposed to be hot in the book? If yes, I’m so sorry to say this but Leigh Talbert just didn’t nailed it. I’m all for the hot bad guys in books but Colt is just an outright jerk for me. It just feels like he doesn’t have enough characters.
Despite all my complains, The Truth About Letting Go was still worth the read and enjoyable. It took on the topic of people trying to move on with life after their love one’s death and I guess she kind of made her point there.(less)
Who cares about that weird tattooed eye man cover? This book is freaking awesome! Mind power y’all!
I admit, it starts off a bit slow in the beginning of the book what with the scientific terms and all(maybe I was just having a reading slump. But thank God that I’m in Sophomore year or I won’t be able to understand those scientific terms!). But once it was through with that phase everything was like a climax!
In Persistence of Vision, it definitely shows that Liesel K. Hill did her research. Sometime in the future, everyone have this ability to just almost ANYTHING with their mind. It’s kind of like super powers. And of course, everyone has their own abilities. But she made it SO REALISTIC and I was amazed by that. And OMG! That ending! No, it’s not a cliffhanger. But it just… makes me… want to read Book 2 in like, NOW!
Persistence of Vision is filled with originality. Although I go nuts over YA contemporary and paranormal, dystopian and such, it’s nice to sometimes get out from the YA category. It has a well-constructed plot and jaw-dropping plot twists. The characters are also very likeable. And it even has scenes that just make you want to crawl into bed and cry or something like that. It has all of the above elements just don’t expect this book to be filled with love story from page 1 until the end. Don’t get me wrong, it does have a love story, it’s just that it’s more action-y than lovey-dovey ;)
Seriously you guys! Give this book a shot. You might like it. Especially lovers of action books. This book might surprise you.(less)
I actually read this like a long time ago and finally get the chance to write a review for it. Let’s just hope my me...moreReview on blog: Tumbling In Books
I actually read this like a long time ago and finally get the chance to write a review for it. Let’s just hope my memory won’t fail me.
Luminaire is different in a lot of ways from the first book, Florence. Luminaire was more action-filled while Florence was more concentrated on the romance between Florence and the two brothers. But I love love LOVE Luminaire. It was so much more actiony and fun and filled with so MANY FEELS.
I love the fact that the author put more characters in it and there was a lot of growth in characters, both for Florence and the princess. But I still can’t understand the fact that WHY Rolan has to pull away from Florence. Even so, I love the fact that the author dig deep down and brought more out of Niemela. What you saw of Niemela in the first book was just the tip of an iceberg.
I don’t think I have read any other mermaid book so I don’t have any other mermaid book to compare the Florence Waverly series to. But for now, Luminaire is my favorite mermaid book by far. It has everything in this book. It has character, growth, romance, angst, action, you name it. Wait. Was there a cliffhanger? Lol. I can’t remember. But even so, if there is a third Florence Waverly book, I’m going to get my hands on it as fast as I can so I can gobble the story down. Yep. Definitely looking forward towards the next book :D(less)
I am writing this review RIGHT AFTER I put down the book. And believe me, it was unputdownable.
Seriously though, this is my first book in MONTHS and it has to KILL me like this.
After I read it, I seriously have to think if I like it or if I hate it. Because most of the time(or half, i don't know xD), the ending justifies more to me than the journey. Which is totally bad, by the way. Like, the journey was supposed to be the best part. And it is(but I still can't over the ending though).
If I have to describe this book to someone, I'll say that it's BEAUTIFUL and MOVING and HEART-WRENCHING and KINDA REALISTIC and just... OMG.
Like, I have no more words other than that otherwise this won't be a review anymore. It'll be FULL of FANGIRLING and just... a lot of fangirling.
PS: DID RAINBOW ROWELL WATCH SUPERNATURAL OR SOMETHING? Or am I just too obsessed with the show that I see everything Supernatural? I mean, COME ON!
Asian kid, nerdy: Kevin Green eyes, Impala: Dean Winchester.(less)
The Dirt pretty much tells a story about an elite family in the Cali society. The Whitley’s are pretty much importan...moreReview on blog: Tumbling In Books
The Dirt pretty much tells a story about an elite family in the Cali society. The Whitley’s are pretty much important people in the society but they’re a broken family. Strangers that happened to live in the same house. Except without all the clichés of downright depression for not having their parents’ attention.
What I love about The Dirt is that all of them have their own character and everything is detailed and pronounced. The plot isn’t so bad too. I don’t usually get immersed in a book without boys in the center but I was surprised to see that I got so immersed in the Whitley family problems to even worry about why are there no guys in the story. For those who feel like I do, don’t worry. It’ll come along sooner or later.
Overall, The Dirt was a good read. One I’d like to escape to once in a while.(less)
This book is like Romeo and Juliet meet The Fault in Our Stars. I cried so much in this book! I should stop reading...moreReview on blog: Tumbling In Books
This book is like Romeo and Juliet meet The Fault in Our Stars. I cried so much in this book! I should stop reading books about people dying. Lol.
Anyway... the story starts with this broken-hearted girl who was still trying to get over her twin's death and her family went to their summer house for healing time and stuff. And so she met this guy, opened her heart to him and all and I'll stop here before I spill more spoilers. Oops.
I think this was kind of an okay read I guess. It was a little bit cliche on some parts but no matter how cliche it was, it still made me cry, so I guess that counts for something. The characters were kind of bland though. You can kind of predict what will happen next. I think Callie's character's already fine but for Ethan, I LOVE that name by the way, but he just doesn't make it for me. It just feels like he was just there with his hot looks and all but no charm :/
Overall, Summer of Hope was a so-so for me. It wasn't very bad nor did it made me fangirl. It was good, but I think for it to be great, it needs a little bit more brushing up. So it's a 3/5 stars for me.(less)
Now I get why do they categorized this type of books in the thriller genre. ‘Cause it i...moreReview on blog: Tumbling In Books
This is one helluva thriller!
Now I get why do they categorized this type of books in the thriller genre. ‘Cause it is kind of thrilling. It was so full of adrenaline rush that you can practically feel it running through your veins with the story’s pace.
I usually don’t read thriller books ‘cause they have too many suspense in it and I can’t stand suspense. They made me have that feeling in the pit of my stomach and I can’t stand that feeling. But I somehow, I’d like to give THIS book a try. And I’m SO GLAD I did!
The Pineville Heist went at a really fact pace but it doesn’t feel rushed. More like that feeling when you got an adrenaline rush and you just want to get the nightmare over with. It has lots of character development too. And nothing ends a book better than a happy ending :D
Although throughout the book, I did feel a little exasperated. And I’m so sad that I can’t tell you ‘cause it’ll lead to spoilers but I’ll tell anyway with bleeps ;)
OMG! The guy’s a ******! I mean, he ***** EVERYONE in *** ***. And gee, is there ** *** to be *******? Like, seriously. There’s ******** until the ***!
I guess that’s pretty much it. But to sum it all up, this was quite a good read. I’m kind of glad I picked this up. It’s about to turn into a major motion picture so I’m curious how it’ll all turn out in the movie. You guys might give this a try and who knows, maybe you’ll like it. ‘Cause I know I did :D(less)
I'm not one who usually read short stories(unless it's on Wattpad), but City of Glass was surprisingly... good. I me...moreReview on blog: Tumbling In Books
I'm not one who usually read short stories(unless it's on Wattpad), but City of Glass was surprisingly... good. I mean, I'm not jumping up & down in my seat out of excitement but this was good. I wasn't into it at first but after Talan was in the City of Glass it gets interesting. I love the author's writing. It has kind of a... poetry vibe into it. Seriously, if you guys are a short story kinda person(or even if you're not), you should TOTALLY give this book a shot :)(less)
This is the second book I read by Kenechi Udogu and she never fail to amaze me with her writing. Gemma has the power...moreReview on blog Tumbling In Books
This is the second book I read by Kenechi Udogu and she never fail to amaze me with her writing. Gemma has the power to alter people’s mind set and that is called an Averter.
I was drawn to this book from the very first page. Kenechi brings something new in this YA paranormal genre with the aversion concept. Kenechi managed to portray Gemma’s voice as an Averter very well. On the outside, Gemma looks like your everyday teenage girl. She’s a little lonely, yes. But she has enough quirk and personality that makes her likeable and relatable.
The connection between Russ and Gemma is pretty intense and intriguing. There was a perfect plot twist halfway through the book and OMG! The ending! I have this knot in my stomach that can’t be cured by any medicine in the world until I read Sentient(Book 2). But Aversion isn’t really a well-rounded story(I don’t mean it in a bad way), it’s more like an introduction to a series. Which is WHY I CAN’T wait for Book 2 to publish! Oh gosh, the anxiety of waiting!
Overall, Aversion has all the stuff one needs in a book(it may not seem like it but it’s pretty squeal-worthy). Aversion was such a fun read! Seriously, if you’re not reading this, you’re seriously missing on something very good here.(less)
Grace's mother remarried and she had to move to the school next to her town. Things weren't so bad at first. She got...moreReview on blog: Tumbling In Books
Grace's mother remarried and she had to move to the school next to her town. Things weren't so bad at first. She got a new dad. The kids at her new school accepted her quickly.
Grace's mother remarried and she had to move to the school next to her town. Things weren't so bad at first. She got a new dad. The kids at her new school accepted her quickly. She got the school’s heartthrob’s eyes on her. And she got invited to a party when she was just one week in her new school. Nothing can go wrong right? Think again. Ryder Yates is definitely a fictional character. I mean, let’s list up what Grace and I know about him. He has GORGEOUS green eyes. He’s filthy rich.He has a TWO LEVEL bedroom that consists of EVERYTHING. He is spoiled with wealth. Period. Yet. He’s the nicest, most humble guy in the A-List clique and probably, in the whole school.
So, he’s definitely a fictional character, which, he unfortunately is. :P But it’s nice to see Ryder in the book. It’s… refreshing somehow. Kage didn’t go and made him into I’m-hot-and-I-know-it type of guy—which is everywhere now in YA.
Anyway, Grace belongs in the nerd herd. So, when she was in the A-Listers, it was new to her. I love Grace. She was really likeable in the book. One of her teachers(I can’t remember if it’s Art or Lit) assigned her students into determining what is their color. Grace took the assignment seriously and I love how she describes her colors. Here’s one:
‘I float in a confused purple haze. Hot red mixed with cold blue, leaving me swirling somewhere in the mystical in-between. Too much uncertainty. Too much doubt. They say purple I supposed to be all about good judgement and spiritual satisfication. Therefore, I seriously doubt I’m purple.’ – page 155 of ARC.
The Color of Grace had just the right amount of fluffiness and heaviness. The plot is also well-constructed. I love this book and I’m sure you will too. The Color of Grace is a definite page-turner!(less)