My second John Green Novel.i don't know what's with John Green that every time i finished reading his novel, i am sOriginally posted @ The YA Bookworm
My second John Green Novel.i don't know what's with John Green that every time i finished reading his novel, i am speechless and dumbfounded for a reason i can't point out, but i know in the back of my mind i enjoyed every single page of reading his book.
up until now i am still speechless,so i'm gonna make a brief review.
since i've read looking for Alaska First and then this one, and i can't help but compare their similarities like:
- having an impulsive,prankster,adventurous girl in the story (Alaska and Margo) *check* - "Boys will be Boys" conversation*check* - realistic teenage characters *check* - an unusual name for boys (Quentin and Miles) *check* - a road trip with friends with adventures on the side *check* - unrequited love *check* - humor,humor and a whole lot of humor *check* - a goody two shoes main character who somehow learned to take risks(Q and Miles) *check* - i laugh my head off while reading it and then all of a sudden my eyes are brawling from tears *check* - i gave them both 4 stars *check*
so what made this book so special or different from looking for Alaska???
well i learned in this book that people are not like a note written on a paper that can be easily be read or understood, sometimes people tend to see what they WANT to see. Q thinks he loves Margo cause she is this very Hot,awesome and pretty girl but throughout his journey of finding her, Margo's clues did not only lead to her but also finding out her true identity. i guess what the book is trying to convey to it's readers is that sometimes our view of a certain person will never be enough to really know what that person really is.
i know the plot of the story resembles a lot with looking for Alaska but that didn't stop me of loving this book. wee.. let's read more John Green Novels.. :)
"Margo was not a miracle. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl."
one day whilebrowsing some pictures of Alex Pettyfer on Photobucket (obsess much?? XD) i spotted this photo of him
(that's not the only photo of himone day whilebrowsing some pictures of Alex Pettyfer on Photobucket (obsess much?? XD) i spotted this photo of him
(that's not the only photo of him that has "jace" written on it)
so i was curious i was like "does alex pettyfer have a new movie and his character's name is Jace?" i googled it and found out it is a book character in the series called the mortal instruments so i was like " owww!! this book is everywhere @ NBS" but there are uncertainties if whether i should like read the book or not. reasons :
1. the cover- the cover is not that appealing to me the cover is a blond half naked dude w/ way to much tattoo on his body and his forehead is cut off.. so yeah not my type of book cover. XD
2. i searched some reviews and some says it's childish, some says it's a copycat of HP,some says it's not written well (blah,blah,blah)
but i noticed some of my friends here in goodreads are crazy about the book and my friends Julie and Joyzi highly recommends it to me ,so why not give it a shot??? i tried to read it on an e-book format but the book is kinda long so i decided to buy a copy...
thoughts on the book
things i LOVE about it.
1. a shadowhunter named Jace Wayland(squeals!!)- damon salvatore+kingsley martin+ adrian Ivashkov= Jace Wayland i super duper love jace!!! not just because he is compared to Alex Pettyfer but because he is BADASS!!! and i love how he thinks and his lines just crack me up!. and i really love to see his sensitive side when he is with Clary like the part when he told clary a bedtime story I just hyperventilate at that part and wishing i am in clary's place.
2.Each page is kicking with adrenaline- from first page to the last you'll sure get some adrenaline pumping! therefore it's not a boring book and will definitely make want to read more.
3. the heroine is not useless- OK! i am tired of the main heroine being useless and defenseless, heroines who can only say "i'm not afraid of you" and "why am I so drawn to him?" (blah ,blah,blah!) in this book the heroine is cool,though and like-able... although she is clueless of what she really is she is still a Kickass character!
4.pretty like-able characters- the characters are adorable although some of them reminds me some characters of some other book like:
*izzy-alice cullen (girly girl, likes fab dresses and likes doing hair and make-up) *simon- oliver hazard-perry( a boy who's in love with his bestfriend) *hodge-victor dashkov( being the good guy in the first few parts and then turns out to be allied with the bad guy) *Clary- Katniss Everdeen (being tough ,hard-headed and badass) *Luke-Jacob Black (masochistic werewolf haha! XD *kidding*) *Jocelyn- Alegra Van Alen (being asleep, having a Coma )
although they remind me of some other characters they still have their own identity
things I HATE
1. i don't get the loveteam- ok i'm rooting for Jace and clary but it turns out that their brother and sister.. owww!!! X(
2. alec is...is...is... Gay- owww!!! im so disappointed that alec is gay! besides Jace ,i super duper love alec too!
3. is hodge a good guy?
4. is valentine really bad?
overall the book is an amazing read! i recommend it too guys and gals who likes good action and adventure book! :D ...more
OH MY JACENESSSSSSSS!!! *squeals* (forgive me for releasing the fangirl inside me ahaha! XD)
i really really have high expectations for the 2nd installmOH MY JACENESSSSSSSS!!! *squeals* (forgive me for releasing the fangirl inside me ahaha! XD)
i really really have high expectations for the 2nd installment of TMI, the first book just knock me off cause of the very high adrenaline rush that it has given me and also i get to meet the most gorgeous and sexy shadow hunter in the entire world.Jace Wayland *faints* haha! but in CoA the adrenaline rush has lowered down to 80%, oh beleive me the action is still there but in CoA we get to see a lot of Jace-Clary-Simon drama and it's really depressing.
jace and clary recently found out that they have the same mom and dad meaning that they are siblings but they also love each other more than siblings so it's tough for them cause Clary kept on denying her feelings towards Jace while Jace is willing to beat the odds to be with each other and the whole denying and suppressing their emotions is really depressing! geez! it gave me flashback of the book Forbidden. as for Simon i just feel sorry for him cause although clary was his girlfriend clary's feelings will never be real towards him. and his whole masochism is very much highlighted in this book good thing he turned in to a vampire so that he has an extra spunk in him.
lots of character progression and changes on this book too.like jace being all vulnerable,clary being extra more powerful and we get to see a lot of magnus baneXAlec????(are they really a couple? haha!)
EARLY GUESS,ASSUMPTION,THEORY ON THE NEXT BOOK
-jace is stephen's son not Valentine's cause why would the inquisitor gave her life to save Jace and why is Stephen and Celine be mentioned in this book and it is also mentioned that Celine was 8 months pregnant when she committed suicide! HA! or was it suicide? maybe valentine killed her himself!
*i actually suck at predictions rarely of them came out right but i really really have a strong feeling that i'm right on this one haha! *fingers crossed*
hunger games is about the futuristic city of panem wherein there are 12 districts in each district there must be a one boy and girl that will be a rephunger games is about the futuristic city of panem wherein there are 12 districts in each district there must be a one boy and girl that will be a representative in the hunger games wherein they have to fight and kill each other to survive and win the game... and the last one standing will be declared as the winner . Katniss Everdeen volunteered to be the tribute on the hunger games because her younger sister Prim was draw and she doesn't want her to participate the game because she fears that prim might get killed or can't make it through the game, another participant of the game is peeta mellark the son's baker in district 12 and the boy whom Katniss knows from school and who once saved Katniss's life by giving her bread when her family was starving. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- At first i really don't want to read the hunger games i actually want to read the prophecy of the sisters by michelle zink since i can't find it and in every bookstore that i look i there is always a huge tarpaulin for the hunger games trilogy and since we have a 1 month break from school and i need something to do in that one month i decided to buy it. First i thought i made a mistake of buying it because i never like sci-fi, futuristic genre i always read books that is in the paranormal romance genre BUT I WAS WRONG!!!!!! hunger games is such a beautifully written book very fast paced and every page is filled with adrenaline the first couple of pages I can't help but to feel sad because of the poor city of district 12 wherein Katniss have to hunt and trade it just so they have something to eat . i love the characters of the book like
katniss--she is independent and really love her family and i admire her character because she's strong and will do anything and everything for her family
PEETA- ahhh!!!! SWEET and loving peeta i love him so much i don't know why katniss doesn't like him!? i know peeta is kinda heart broken by the end of the book he is hurt when he realize that the affection that katniss is showing him is just for the audience ,just for the show.
. the ending kinda left me hanging because i really want katniss and peeta to end up together but i think gale has feelings for katniss too and katniss is so confused on which to choose!!!!! ahhhh.. hunger games is a must read and i recommend it to everyone! :) ...more
i really don't know what's gotten in to me on why i bought this book.. considering I've seen a lot of bad reviews about this book some says it's likei really don't know what's gotten in to me on why i bought this book.. considering I've seen a lot of bad reviews about this book some says it's like twilight, a very slow paced book and it feels like your reading from a girl's POV rather than a guy's POV
it turns out that those reviews were pretty much true
twilight/forbidden love- the book is about Lena and Ethan, Lena the new girl from Gatlin and all of a sudden Ethan has an unexplainable attraction to her but here's the catch they can't be together cause the guy is a mortal and the girl is a CASTER. meh! *boo-hoo* LOLZ BTW this is how I picture Ethan and Lena
slow paced/ a thick book-the book is thick and it's thick not in a good way but in a I-wanna-skip-some-chapters-way. I just feel like some parts are redundant like maybe 1/4 of the book talks about "lena is going dark" or like "lena is crazy! people in gatlin hates her"
POV of a boy- erm sometimes ethan gets to be a bit girly while reading his POV sometimes he is sloppy and mushy.. hehe but for me it's OK if he is like girly sometimes at least he is not that annoying. :)
why 3 stars
- i like the whole casters,dark magic thing in the book and like the whole family of casters which has different powers, i find them fascinating.
-the flashback love story of genievive and Ethan.
- the rich gothic history of Gatlin.
-the first few pages were gripping cause i was fascinated about the love story of GLD and ECW, and the book of moons, the locket,spells
-Amma and Macon are some of my favorite characters.
i dont know if i wanna read the next book cause this book didn't quite disappoint me but didnt quite impress either.. so hmmmm.. we'll see..
Seventeen moons, seventeen years, Eyes where Dark ot Light appears, Gold for yes and Green for no, Seventeen the last to know......more