Friday, June 14, 2013

Reason to Breathe (Breathing, #1) by Rebecca Donovan

Is Carol a psycho? She really got into my nerves and felt like throwing my reader every time I see her name. I wanted to go to the police and tell them exactly what she keeps on doing to Emma - and George? Are you that blind not to realize that your wife is a freaking psycho? Isn't it obvious that this book really consumed me because I couldn't explain the angst I feel towards Carol. 

So, Carol isn't really the main character on the book. She's the husband of the brother of Emma's father. She's abusive, and would really make you cringe knowing the things she does to Emma. She has the tendency to make stories and pretent that she's not doing something wrong. 

On the other hand, if we remove Carol's character on the book i don't think I wouldn't finish reading it. She's the reason why I was so eager to finish book 1 because I wanted to know if she will be ever caught and get arrested on the book. But too bad, that's not the way how it was written and I'm thinking that I'll read more of that heartless woman on book 2. 

So can you imagine how dull the book would be if Carol isn't part of the story? . Also, I think there are a lot of unnecessary scenes that may have be omitted. 

The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson

First book that I read by James Patterson. Well, I know that he's such a renowned author but I really didn't like this book. I don't think I would read any of his books again. At first the book was really okay because somehow, it's realistic. But little by little, the story gets weird and as if Gaby is an ill self centered woman. Oh Gaby you are so perfect in the book! Come on, who wants to get married without telling your friends and family about your groom, and you only plan to reveal his personality on the wedding day itself? duh. Gaby's lucky because her 3 prospects never backed out. 

I would have given this book a higher rating if only Gaby's case was not plotted that way. The only thing that I loved about this book is the cover and Claire (Gaby's daugher who plans to divorce his a**hole husband named Hank).

Existence by Abbi Glines

This book just made me cringe. I don’t know why I even bothered to pick up this book. With all due respect, Ms. Glines is such a good author, but her books really do not suit my taste. 

Here are the reasons why I disliked the book:

The names – Leif, Death, Pagan. What’s up with the names? Are there no options for a better name? I know the names do not change the story, but it’s just weird.

Pagan – she’s the main character, and I find her so unfair because she sticks with Leif because she knows he’s normal while Death is a wandering soul. She is a green-eyed monster who knows nothing but to be jealous. Come on Pagan, you already have a Leif, and you also want Dank? Decide girl.

The flow of the story – there are some parts on the book that you really wouldn’t know what’s happening. Like it would jump from one scene to another, and you wouldn’t know that there’s a new scene already.

The plot itself – come on, who really falls for a soul? It is already freaky knowing that you see souls and you get to talk to them. But it is even freakier if you fall in love with a soul and would give up everything just to be with the so called soul-lover.

Kendra – I felt sad for her, because Pagan, who should be the goody-goody type didn’t even give her a chance. Yes, at times, she can be very snotty, but Pagan kept calling her names, only because she is too jealous plus I think, Kendra is more beautiful than Pagan.

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Paperback487 pages
Published May 2010 by PanMacmillan Australia

Wooo! I love this book so much and couldn't explain the overflowing emotions I had as soon as I finished reading this. This book has sure a lot of moral lessons in terms of family, friendship and relationship. I wouldn't know what I would do if the same thing would happened to me. 

What Alice forgot is about a brave woman who suffered from a temporary amnesia where she forgot the past 10 years of her life. She wasn't aware that she has 3 kids already, a good house, cold relationship with her older sister, and her relationship with her husband had fallen apart. The memory she could remember was year 1998 where everything was almost perfect. Where she was pregnant, happy with her love life, close family ties and a simple life. But as soon as she lost her memory, she really struggled because her friends, her kids (whom she can't even remember) and her husband seemed to have ill feelings toward her. She didn't know what kind of person she had become and she felt that she needed to make things right. However, since she had almost wasted the 10 years of her life, patching things up with her family and husband is not as easy as it can be - most especially that in her present life, she has a new supporting boyfriend (this part is hard because she couldn't stand the fact that she has a boyfriend since what she remembers was the time she was so in love with her husband.)

I also enjoyed the letters that Frannie and Elisabeth had written. At one point, I really felt Elisabeth's sentiments for wanting a baby so bad. 

And since this is a feel good book, of course the ending is happy. The typical ending you'd love too see in a movie. On the latter part, everything will be explained thoroughly when Alice regained her memory but the sad part here was that again, she realized that on her present memory, Nick and Alice are about to get their divorce. Now that's where I would like to stop because I don't want to be such a spoiler.
Wow, it's been a while since the last time I've updated this blog, unfortunately blogger was blocked for a couple of weeks in the office, so I haven't had the time to update it. My reviews have been piled up already. But here are the books I've read for the past few weeks. ♥

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cross my Heart, Hope to Die (The lying game #5) by Sara Shepard

321 pages
Published February 5th 2013 

My rating: 4 stars
Warning: Spoilers ahead! ♥

If only I didn’t want to find out who killed Sutton, I would have stopped reading this never ending series already. Good thing, as per the blurb on good reads, the next series will be the last installment already. FINALLY!

Now that I am so closed to finding out the killer, I already have a clue who’s behind Sutton’s death. Since her friends and family have already been withheld from her leads, I am thinking that Ethan “might” be the killer. But since Sara Shepard is so good in twisting her stories, it is still yet to be seen. Who knows, a new character might be introduced on the last installment?

The reason why I am thinking that Ethan is the suspect is because he acted kind of weird on this book. His record on the hospital where Rebecca (Emma and Sutton’s birth mom) was treated was another reason why I think that he’s the main suspect. We also know that he is kind of obsessed with Sutton, and since Sutton and Thayer has something going on between them, it COULD be that Ethan killed Sutton out of jealousy. But again, that remains to be seen. Also, when Nisha died (yeah, Sutton’s rival but they reunited on the later part), Ethan was not in the picture. Emma and Ethan were supposed to have dinner, but Ethan said that something came up and he might be late – Now, that was the time when Nisha was found dead on the pool. One factor that Ethan was the lead on Nisha’s death is because Ethan knows that Nisha gave access to Emma to the hospital records. It COULD be that Ethan wanted to get his revenge towards Nisha for giving the keycard to Emma which led her in finding out about his treatment.

The book revolved on finding out if Rebecca (their mother) was the killer. Good thing, she was able to clear herself because I would really hate it if she’s behind Sutton’s death. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer Armentrout

382 pages
Published December 11th 2011

It took me a week before I finished this book. Prior to reading this 3rd book, I said that I would indulge myself fr Daemon and Kat's team up, but I don't know what happened to that notion, because I had a hard time connecting with the story and I find the story a bit too slow. Perhaps one reason I felt that way is because I over indulged myself with Luxens and its as if I still have a book hangover from Onyx. 

In as much as I would like to enjoy the book, unfortunately I had to skip some lines just to jump to the next scene. For me, this book has a good substance but there's a missing piece on the story that I couldn't seem to figure out. 

If book 2 focused on Kat's training, Opal mainly focused how to save Bethany and how to get away with the Daedelus. New characters were introduced, - Paris and Luc who helped the Black's and Thompson's to fulfill their mission - and that is to get past the DOD from saving Bethany. If you're a big fan of Daemon and Kat's love team, you'd surely enjoy reading this because Daemon's sweet and adorable side was quite prominent on this book. 

And the ending- I thought everything's going to be okay, but unfortunately an incident happened that would surely make you want to read the last installment already! ☺ 

PS- I still love the way how Daemon comes up with different names for Blake.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Onyx (Lux #3) by Jennifer Armentrout

Paperback366 pages
Published August 14th 2012 

Powerful. Page Turner. Consuming.

I can’t explain how happy I am that I gave this book a chance. Honestly, I was really hesitant to read the Lux series. I am a big fan of paranormal books, but when I read the blurb on good reads about this book, the aliens kind of disappointed me. Angels, goddesses and immortals are okay for me, but aliens? That’s quite new for me.

New – and WAY TOO REFRESHING for me. This book really took my breath away. I fell in love with Daemon and Kat’s character. Perhaps I am partial, because Kat’s the name of the leading lady, but still their personalities on the book is very pleasing.  5 stars are not enough to rate how much I appreciated and loved this book from beginning to end. I can’t wait to read more of Daemon and Kitty’s love team. Too bad the last installment hasn’t been published yet, so I really have to savor the “Opal.”

Onyx focused on Kat’s training how to handle her super powers. If you’re wondering how she got her super powers, it’s because Daemon had cured on her book 1 which apparently made her a mutant. New characters are introduced on this book. There’s Will – Katy’s mom love interest who happened to be Bethany’s uncle and wanted to be mutated by Daemon. His bad side was revealed on the latter part of the book; though on the beginning, Kat had a great feeling that Will has bad intentions.

Blake – whom I thought is a part of a love triangle, but also a mutant. He acted as a normal guy who seemed to have interest to Kat. But eventually, he revealed his personality to Kat and promised her that he will train her so they can practice and enhance their abilities and fight the DOD. But in the long run, he had other motives and that is to surrender Kat to the DOD so they wouldn’t hurt/kill Chris who healed Blake.

Love interest of Daemon and Kat was more prominent on this book. Daemon started to pursue Kat on his arrogant and little ways. Of course, his sense of humor and the way he tease Kat was more intense on this book. That was actually the fun part on this book.
A lot of secrets were revealed too and believe it or not, Bethany and Dawson are both alive. Now, that’s something to look forward book three. ☻

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Shadows (Lux #0.5 by Jennifer Armentrout)

Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable. Captivated. Lured. Loved.
Okay, so I was just curious, why is it that all pre-quel needs to be read right after you read the succeeding sequel? So this is 0.5 and Obsidian is 1. Technically, I should read 0.5 before I jump in to book 1. But since there might be spoilers on the pre-quel, book 1 must be read first.

This book was about Dawson’s story explaining how he fell in love with a human named Bethany. I love this book from beginning to end, and too bad that Dawson’s life was cut short because I wanted to learn more about him. I find his character interesting, though Daemon’s arrogance and mysterious type of guy, oops I meant alien more interesting. His toughness surely added spice on the book.

I was really startled how Dawson loved Bethany – he was so sweet and sounds very promising and at one point, I hope Daemon starts to show that same affection with Kat on the 3rd book. Reading this book made me understood why Daemon was so arrogant and not really fond of humans – because a part of him blamed the humans for his brother’s unfortunate and sudden death. 

Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer Armentrout

Paperback2nd Edition361 pages
Published May 8th 2012

All praises for this book. Lux, Arum, Obsidian- Aliens wow! This book is quite refreshing to read most especially that I've been into heart wrenching and angel books lately. The influx of vampire and wolves books made this series more interesting to read. It is unique and full of action scenes. There were no dull moments when I started reading Obsifian. I can't take my hands off the book during my free time and was so eager to end the book so I can move on to the next series and find out the ending! 

Fun to read because there are a lot of funny scenes. At one point, I wanted to really laugh out loud when Dee and Daemon were fighting over ice cream.

Daemon and Kat's love and hate relationship made it even more interesting. They fight like a cat and dog and afraid to face the reality that they are really attracted with each other. Daemon's character, a douche, jerk and arrogance added spice on the book too. And I forgot to mention, the aliens here are way too hot to handle. Right now I have a different perspective when it comes to aliens. It is no longer the green eyed slimy bug that I've always thought of. And if in reality aliens really do look like the Blacks and the Thompsons, I want to make friends with aliens!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Fallen too far by Abbi Glines

ebook254 pages
Published March 7th 2013 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published December 14th 2012)

This book is too much for me, most especially the intimate scenes between Rush and Blaire. I should have known it, well its pretty obvious on the book cover.

The plot minus the uber scenes is okay. I loved the twist. It turned out that Rush's sister who hated Blaire from head to foot is apparently Blaire's half sister. Now that explained her character. But sorry to say, even if there are a lot of fans who enjoyed this book, I wasn't really impressed with the way how it was written. I found the story a bit shallow (Sorry Ms. Glines, but I am still interested to read your other books. I know you're such a great author but this book really didn't make an impact to me.) 

For me it could have been netter if Abbi Glines tried to minimize the bed scenes. I found the words disgusting.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Bewitching (Kendra Chronicles #2) by Alex Flinn

ebook1st Edition368 pages
Published February 14th 2012 by HarperTeen

Another great book written by Alex Flinn. Ah, I couldn't explain how much I enjoyed reading this book. Seriously I didn't want this book to end, I felt kind of sad when I was halfway done reading the it.

This isn't a sequel to Beastly so yes, you can read this even without reading the book 1. This is purely a different story. It's about a girl named Emma, who had a not so good step sister. (Wait, can I say evil step sister) All throughout my reading experience with this book, I've always wanted to kick and slap her step sister!) But, this book is just not about Emma and her topsy turvy life. It also explained how Kendra became a witch. Kendra also explained some missions she had accomplished just before she met Emma

The book started with Kendra's life and how she transferred from one place to another. The main story focused after the incident with Kyle (from Beastly) where she made Emma as her subject. Emma is a nice girl who happened to have an evil step sister named Lisette.Her step came into the picture after Lisette mother died. Lisette's parents were separated and with no one else to go to, Emma's father had to take care of Lisette and made her stay at Emma's home. 

Their father of course had to make up the times he wasn't with Lissie. Emma got jealous of Lissette and kind of drifted away from her father. Little did she know that Lisette wanted to take everything from Emma. Her friends, things, and even Warner (Emma's first love of her life). 

With Kendra's help, well actually Kendra didn't really help Emma to banish Lisette but she stayed with Emma and supported her while she's mourning for everything that happened to her; a new coincidence happened. After Emma realized that she shouldn't go after Warner who happened to be a pet of Lisette, that's where Travis, the famous rock star came in to the picture. 

What I also loved about this book is the way how Alex made me feel as if I am not really reading a book. The way how she wrote this book is quite different from the other books I have read. 4 characters narrated on the book but it wouldn't make you leave hanging and confuse with what's really going on. It's as if the characters are really speaking and readers can really picture out every words written on the book. 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand

ebook416 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by HarperCollins Australia (first published January 22nd 2013)

The past few years held more surprises than part angel Clara Gardner ever could have anticipated. Yet, through the dizzyingly high of falling in love for the first time to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, one thing that remained constant was the knowledge that she was never meant to have a normal life. Now Clara is finally ready to fulfill her destiny, as the battle against the Black Wings and their minions looms on the horizon. And part of that destiny is being with Christian, even if her heart still aches for Tucker. When one of the people Clara trusts most betrays her, she finds herself fighting for her life-and the safety of the ones she loves.

Warning: Spoilers below:

5 stunning golden stars for this very beautiful novel. 

Brilliant. Stunning. Wonderful. All praises for this series. I couldn't explain how much I love this book from start to end. Everything about it was written perfectly. 

One of the best series I have read (thanks to the Blair-Waldorf-look-a-like book cover) and I will never forget how this book moved me from book one down to the last volume. 

Boundless - true to its tagged, the title has limitless creativeness and imagination. It focused on Clara’s college life at Stanford, and there her visions became darker and vivid. She has now more control of her power and has already mastered how to start the “Glory”. This is where she was trained by her Father to become an “angel warrior”, and how to control space and time by moving from one place to another. At the end of the day, Clara is not the kind of angel I thought it would be. She was special and has greater powers unlike other Angels on the book that’s why the angels, whether black or White are so interested of her.

Samjeeza, the infamous Black Wing who is so in love with Clara’s late mother, appeared every now and then on Boundless. It turned out actually that he was demoted from being a Watcher and assured Clara that she shouldn’t be afraid of him. He warned her that he should keep herself away from Asael, who happened to be Samjeeza’s brother because it was him who is so fond of powerful men of angel bloods and fancied himself as the collector of Triplares. But unfortunately, Asael happened to be Angela’s father who planned to get Webster from her by the assistance of Phen/Penamue who is the real father of Webster (obviously, it’s not Pierce) and Lucy who is the girlfriend of Clara’s brother. Too much surprising revelations! It turned out too the Maggie was very much in love of Samjeeza and she just got angry with him because he confessed that Watchers are supposed to find someone who can carry angel-bloods. Another revelation is that Christian is Asael's son which means Ange is his sibling.

Heaven and hell was depicted on this last book too, and after all the fight with Black angels, love and glory still prevailed in theend.

PS: I am 100% happy! I've been rooting for Tucker since day 1 and I am very pleased to know that Clara ended with her one true love. :)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Radiant (Unearthly 2.5) by Cynthia hand

ebook94 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by HarperTeen

My rating: 4 stars

This is a great novella to read just before you jump into Boundless. A merely good book to take a break from the world of Angels. Though a part of this book is still associated with angels, it’s just mild and a feel good book.  

The novella tells the few weeks’ vacation of Angela and Clara on Italy. Clara decided to join Ange as a perfect escape from the not so good memories that happened to her in Wyoming. This is where Phen; Angela’s love interest was introduced. Like how and where they met, and how Angela tried to seduce Phen. Yes, seduce was the term that was used on the book. Can you just imagine an Angel trying to seduce another Angel?

Though most POV’s came from Angela, I still find her personality very cryptic. I couldn’t seem to figure out if she’s nice or could turn out in the long run a Black Wing. Her jealousness became resilient on this novella. She was jealous of Clara being too beautiful and the one who gets more challenging missions. I am now thinking that Angela might do something bad that would endanger Clara’s life on Boundless. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Hallowed (Unearthly # 2) by Cynthia Hand

Kindle Edition416 pages
Published January 17th 2012

Disclaimer: Spoilers below ☻

My rating: 5 stars

I just had an outburst of emotion after reading Hallowed. I felt really sad while reading this mainly because all the characters are suffering from sadness and pain. Negative vibes consumed me and even if the ending is really okay, part of me feels really gloomy every time I think about the grievances the characters went through.

I loved this book as much as I loved Unearthly – but unlike the 1st book, there is a vast difference between the two. Unearthly focused more on Clara’s unveiling her Angel side while Hallowed is she’s getting used to being a special Angel.

In book 1, Clara wasn’t able to fulfill her mission. Yes, she was able to save Christian from the fire, but it turned out that Christian is also an angel whose mission is to save Clara. I was kind of upset when I found out that Christian is also partly an angel, because I have a great feeling that in the end, the two  would end up together.

Since Clara wasn’t able to fulfill her mission to save Christian, she knew well that there would be underlying consequences. She pretty messed up her real mission and ended saving Tucker first from the forest fire, and went to Christian after her mother said so.

Clara struggles with an appalling revelation too.  Someone she loves will die in a matter of months, and she thought that it was Tucker who’s supposed to die as a part of her consequences for not fulfilling her mission. She was too focused trying to prevent Tucker from dying but it turned out that her mother is the one who’s destined to die.

Jeffrey’s mysterious side started to show up on this book too. It turned out apparently that he was the one who started one of the forest fires where Tucker was trapped. It was part of his vision, and he was supposed to save Tucker from the fire but everything had changed after Clara’s saves Tucker from the fire.

The love triangle is intense on this book - while Clara is very much in love with Tucker Avery, Christian Prescott keeps on saying that both of them belong together. But since Clara is very much in love with Tucker, she keeps on rejecting Christian. But in the end, Clara & Tucker had to let go of each other because they know deep inside that their relationship can never be normal. Clara feels that Tucker doesn’t deserve her and what he needs is a normal girl. 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Unearthly (Number #1) by Cynthia Hand

Hardcover435 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by HarperTeen

I knew from the beginning that i would really love this book. I enjoyed reading all parts and there were no dull moments about the book. Everything was depicted so clearly and I felt like I was Clara all throughout my reading experience. I couldn't explain how much this book fascinated me. This reading experience is quite new for me because I never thought that Angel stories would have a great impact for me. I have read the Providence trilogy by Jamie Mcguire, but the fighting scenes on the last part made me think that Angel books would have the same substance. Fighting with demons and save people. 

I am so happy that I gave this book a chance (thanks for the beautiful cover because that is actually one of the main reasons why I decided to read this). 

5 stunning stars for this book. I'm thinking that this book has it all already. I love all the characters and the gist. Tucker and Angela made it even more beautiful because of their sense of humor. Most of their lines actually made me laugh. The part where Angela couldn't keep her mouth shut even if Clara made her promise not to ask her mom about angels still makes me smile every time I remember that part.

The book started with depicting Clara's vision. Well, we know that all angels have their mission, and in order for them to know what their real mission is, they have to find out and connect all the pieces from their vision. As per Clara, she kept on visioning fire on forest, where a guy is trapped. By connecting all the pictures on her vision, she found out that the forest fire would happen somewhere in Wyoming, so her family had to leave California where they grew up just so she can fulfill her mission. 

It wasn't a great transition for Clara because had to adjust to her surroundings and find where Christian (the guy trapped on fire) is. She has to get used to with the environment, and of course make new friends on her new school. But due to her great personality, she was able to find good friends and excel with what she does on the book.

  Even if everything starts to fall in its right place, she had to conceal her true angel side because people are not supposed to know that she's a Quarterian. But as the story progress, "some of her friends" found out about her secret, and at the same time, Clara also found out some revelations that made her mission easier to be fulfilled. It turned out Clara's family are not the only angel-bloods in Wyoming. 

After all, saving Christian is not how the book would end, because Cynthia Hand was able to make a good twist that would make the heart of the book readers cringe. Clara will be torned whether she should save the love of her life or follow her real mission on Earth. 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Unearthly Series

Okay, so I've been reading too much heart wrenching stories for the past few days, and I think now's the time to shift to a new genre. I decided to pick this series because of the cover, with no clues what the book is all about. I thought it's all about gods and goddesses who falls in love with a mortal, only to find out that this book is more interesting from what I have expected. Reading every chapter makes me very giddy! 

The wings whether white or black; the flying lessons, the golden hair, everything about this book makes me very fascinated with it. I am loving this even better because the angels here are not the typical angel who'd come from heaven and do their mission on Earth. The angels on this book act like human and mingle with them. They go to school, make friends,and at the same time in a hidden place, they practice to fly and learn about their "hidden talents." 

I'm still on the first book though, and as early as now, I'd like to commend Cynthia Hand with her works. I am confident that I could rate this book 5 stars until the end of the series.☻ 

I've got a message

I've been a fan of Ms. Colleen Hoover after I read all her books. I followed her blog, read some of her book reviews, and yeah, I added her on Good Reads just to see her updates from time to time. Her way of writing inspired me and made me realize a lot of things. Mind you, her books have a lot of moral lessons and at the same time, the story would make you cringe.

And so I did send her a fan mail (thank you good reads), because I didn't have to get her address and send her my letter. She’s nice and with her busy schedule, she managed to reply to my message which I made me feel very happy and lucky. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2) by Jamie Mcguire

My rating: 4 stars

This is one of my most awaited novels for this year and I am so happy I was able to get a glimpse of Travis and Abby's pair up Again. I read beautiful disaster 2 months ago (if memory is correct) so the story is still fresh and I can get along with every chapter on the book without having second thoughts about what's really happening on Walking disaster. And since the story is Travis' point of view, the plot is the same witj Beautiful Disaster. Just make sure you have finished reading the first book first before starting this book because there are a lot of scenes that you won't be able to understand without readng Abby's story. 

I'm giving this 4 stars because it didn't give me the same excitement and stunned emotions like Beautiful disaster. Now I understand why Travis is so temperamental on book 1 and is so fond of walking out. The confusion and questions I had on book 1 was explained on this book, most especially the part where Travis made out with 2 girls while Abby slept on the couch. Haha. 

The epilogue- it gave me goosebumps. I love how their story actually ended. I knew it, Travis will be a good father.

As Dead As It Gets (Bad Girls Don't Die, #3) by Katie Alender

My rating: 4 stars

Finally, I’ve already finished the Bad Girl Series, and I can say that Katie Alender really amazed me with her creativeness. This is the kind of series that doesn’t seem like to be a series. You know the typical kind of series that you have to really grasp the story of the previous book just to get along with its sequel. The kind of series that you can read even if you haven’t read the previous book, because each book has a different substance.

If the first book focused on dolls and the second book dealt with Aralt, this last sequel focused more on Photographs and dead people. Ghosts and Photographs is really a scary combination and would give you Goosebumps if you try to visualize everything on the book. Who likes to stare at ghosts captured on photographs anyway? Way too scary!

The first part of this sequel really crept me out and I almost stopped reading it. The way how Katie described the ghosts is really SCARY! The dress, flowers and other things connected to demise. Good thing, everything turned out pretty well, and Lydia’s ghost really amused me from beginning to end. I was too scared with her on the first part but eventually, she turned out to be a good ghost and never left Alexis’ side. It’s as if she became Alexis’ guardian angel.

The ending was a so-so for me, and it looked like Alexis can never be a normal person again. And yes, I predicted who is really the main cause of the bad things that revolved on the book. ;)

From Bad to Cursed (Bad Girls Don't Die, #2) by Katie Alender

My Rating: 4 stars

Apparently, I find this more creepy than the first book. I felt depressed as the girls sell their soul, or rather deal with Aralt, in lieu of beauty, success, intelligence and fame. 

I enjoyed reading the book most especially the part where the "Sunshine Club" girls start to transform one by one. Everything is falling into its right place, and to be honest, there is a point in time where I wanted to be just one of them. (except the part where they have to take an oath for Aralt).

I also pity Kasey and Alexis because they are so prone with supernatural forces. It seems that bad spirits love to be involve with these two sisters. 

However, even if I loved and enjoyed this book, I find it quite long and there were too many parts on the story - in a way that sometimes I could't grasp the real genre of the book. There are those nasty cheerleaders, the election, the interview, the betterment, the oath and so much more. There are too many "extra curricular activities" on this sequel. But overall, I still enjoyed this book. 

Bad Girls Don't Die (Bad Girls Don't Die, #1) by Katie Alender

My rating: 4 stars

This is the kind of suspense/thriller book that I would have the guts to read. I am a scaredy cat most of the time, so reading the kind of book that would make me shiver and think about the petrifying characters for couple of nights is already out of the picture.

Not too scary and not too bland, that’s how I’d like to describe this first sequel. The book cover is actually scarier that the story itself, that’s why I was hesitant to read it thinking that this book would not make me sleep because of its eeriness.

This is the perfect mishmash I want to read when it comes to creepy stories. Very well written in a way that I could imagine the things that are happening on the book vividly. The blend of cheerleaders + a little bit of romance + creepy dolls and uncanny sister made this book really entertaining to read.

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi

My rating: 3 stars

I loved the first part of the book, the part where I got curious with Juliette's hands. I was so eager to find out what happened to her and so with the people who are bound to touch her. But as the story goes on, there's something about the book that makes me confuse what genre I am really reading. Am I reading superheroes/ romance, dystopian, sci fi, modern? I don't know. 

The story is really okay, the plot and Juliette's power is really a good start, but the love triangle and their lines almost ruined the good part of the story. 

I still plan to read the sequel, and hopefully it gives enough justice because I know that Tahereh is a good author.

Falling Into You (Falling, #1) by Jasinda Wilder

My rating: 3 stars

I don't know whats with me lately, but I seem to enjoy heart wrenching books. Something that would make my heart ache and something that would make me think and cry. 

So when I found out that this book is about letting go and moving on, my fist impulse is to read it right away even if I have lots of books in line on my shelves.Most of the reviews were from raving fans, but even if this book is quite heart wrenching from the beginning, it wasn't the heart wrenching book I've expected. Nevertheless,the story is still okay but FOR me, I would have enjoyed it if Kyle didn't die abruptly. 

2 years of pain and suffering from a great loss is already enough to move on, but as a reader who is always in love with love life, I find Colt and Nell's love team too fast. Most parts focused merely on their extreme love scenes and it's as if Nell moved on right away after she made love with Colton.

The Prince (The Selection, #0.5) by Kiera Cass

My rating: 3 stars

Prince novella is a must read after you read the Selection. Some spoilers were included on this book, so it's better to read this after The Selection. 

I was able to understand the personality of Maxon on this short story. To be honest, I was actually dreaded with Maxon on the first part of the book Selection but this novella explained his characteristics and goodness :D On a side note, I'd like to hate his father's personality because he's so manipulative and doesn't care for Maxon's feelings. 

PS: There are teasers on this book for the upcoming The Elite, but I opted not to read it, this time.

The Alchemy of Forever (Incarnation, #1) by Avery Williams

My rating: 4 stars

The plot is awesome and there were no dull moments while reading this book. However, no matter how much I enjoyed reading this, there's something missing about this book that I couldn't figure out. Maybe it's because Sera/Kailey focused too much how to get used to with her new life, and to think of ways how to escape from being an immortal. I was expecting more "action". Something more dark, I suppose. 

What I loved about this book is it's fast paced, and how the Immortals/Incarnates were described. It is not the typical immortals I thought of where vampires and other creatures existed (yeah, I've had enough vampires since the book twilight), but on this book, the immortals are one way or another a mortal. They die. Their host dies when the incarnates transfer to another body. 

**Warning: There's a spoiler on this part:

Hopefully the last installment will be released early this year, so I get to find out what would happen between Kailey and Noah; now that Cyrus incarnated to Noah's body! :D 

Point of Retreat (Slammed, #2) by Colleen Hoover

My rating: 5 stunning stars

"The heart of a man and a woman in love? It’s worth all of the pain in the world."

When I finished reading this book, I start to wonder if a person who enjoys reading books can cry too much too? Everything about this about is just so brilliant, and with that, I’d like to thank you Ms. Colleen Hoover for writing beautiful books. I love all your works, and I’m looking forward to read the last installment for Hopeless. 

Make sure to have enough tissue if you plan to read this. The “Slam”, the sayings, the Avett Brothers lyrics, the notes on the stars – everything about this book Trust me, they are just heart wrenching.

At one point, this book is the classic heart wrenching story you’d watch on big screen. Boy falls in love with the girl. They break up. They reconciled. But the boy’s ex GF returned and the present GF sees his BF hugged his ex GF; and that would be a total disaster, once again they reconciled – but after reconciliation there’s an accident. Then the girl recovers, and they get married.

But since Colleen is so good at writing her books, this story turned out REALLY BEAUTIFUL. I know for a fact that if I re-read this Point of Retreat, I’d cry over and over again.

Slammed (Slammed, #1) by Colleen Hoover

My rating: 5 stars

Colleen Hoover never fails to impress me. I love the way how she writes her books and how she can capture the thoughts and feelings of every readers. 

I was yearning for the same passion I had experienced after I read the book Hopeless and I am so glad that this book gave me the same feeling and reaction. Too bad I had to hold my tears back while reading this, because I spent most of the time reading this on public places. Tears wanted to from my eyes most especially the part where Lake found out about her mom's letter.

What I loved about this book too is that it's not the typical love story you'd read. This book is about letting go and sticking up to what is right. It's about learning how to go on even if you're experiencing the worst time of your life. It would teach you how to live each day of your life with your family, friends and loved ones. It would teach you how to accept the hardships in life. Too much moral lessons!:) 

PS: I also love Kel and Caulder's team up. they're definitely the ice breaker at times you want to cry your heart out already.