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.

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1) by J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: 2 stars

 I could have love this book more if the situation doesnt have to do with rape situation. I mean come on, can't renowned authors think of another way to explain something unforgettable that in one way or another could also taint a girl's life aside from a rape case.

I like the story before I realized that this is another a rape case - Cam's funny attitude, arrogance and conceitedness made me love his character. And that"s contrary with the way how I looked Avery's character. She was ok for me on the first part but I find her really over reacting during the time she didn't want to talk to Cam. She's the typical girl who would like to be chased all the time. Her character kind of gagged me. Errr I feel so bad not to feel pity about her past but this girl really is over acting :D

I'm giving it 2 stars because this book is nothing but almost the same with the rape situation happy ending books I have read. 

The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass

My rating: 5 stars

From honest to goodness, I really didn't like the first few chapters of the book. I was agitated with America's mom personality and hate the fact that she had to let her daughter go to The Selection just so she could help her family escape from poverty. But come chapter 14, I couldn't believe that I considered this book as one of my favorites already. I was so glad that I gave this book a chance and I can pretty tell that I enjoyed every minute reading it most especially the part where the makeover and "competition" started. 

I'd like to take my words back this book is not an Epic fail. Even if it seems like the Bachelor, I still LOVED how the story ended.

Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth

My rating: 4 stars

What a roller coaster ride. While Divergent focused on Tris' training,this book focused on revealing the information that Most Abnegation believe is worth dying for. 

Politics, human nature, love and concern for one another,faith, loyalty were depicted here. 

I love the ending, it was the kind of ending you'd love to see and would give you goosebumps. Can't wait for the release of the last book! 

4 stars because there were some scenes that were quite a jargon for me. Seriously, I am not really a "science and technology" lover so It was quite a challenge for me to grasp when the transmitter and other terminologies were explained.

Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her

My rating: 5 stars

I love This book, to the point that I cannot explain how I feel so good after reading it. This is probably one of the best dystopian fiction ever written and would never fail to fascinate you from beginning to end! :) 

The New Hunger (Warm Bodies, #0.5) by Isaac Marion

My rating: 3 stars

If the Warm Bodies kind of focus on love, the prequel focused how the plague had started. Though everything wasn't explained how the zombies really existed, this book will give you a glimpse how the main characters of The Warm Bodies crossed paths.

However, Part of me is wondering, if Nora is the main character here and it's obvious that her journey to finding the cure is not yet over, how come in Warm Bodies, it's as if she's only the supporting act?

Hide and Seek (The Lying Game, #4) by Sara Shepard

My rating: 3 stars

Hhhm, the twists here are more excruciating than the 3 books. Sarah's so creative and know how to make you never put the book down. Whenever I am, I always make sure to bring the tablet and read the series! I am being hypnotized by this book! Haha.

In as much as I'd like to stop reading this series, because eventually, I know, this would end up like PLL. Yeah, imagine those number of sequels - there's about this series that made me so hooked with it. I learned to love the beauty of mystery and suspense books because of her way of writing; but I just hope this book would end already so I could find out who really killed Sutton! 

Well, my judgment as per the last sequel was wrong, because my previous suspects were AGAIN taken off from Emma's list. And now that they have been cleared, I now have a new suspect. Well, everyone's a suspect on the book. 

PS: i'm still rooting for Thayer. 

The First Lie: A Lying Game Novella by Sara Shepard

My rating: 4 stars

Pre-quel to the lying game series. But it would be better if you read this book before you read the 3rd part of the series. There are some parts on the book that might turn out as a spoiler between the 2 of the main characters that revolve on the 3rd part. 

Though the entire series (from book 1 to whatever the series would lead to) do not include Sutton as a "living" person; you'd love to read this book because you'd understand more of Sutton's character. 
Everything that she does most especially her treatment to Laurel have deeper reasons. I just felt quite sad because Sutton didn't have the chance to redeem herself and prove that she can be a nice person after all the pranks she did together with her friends. 

Too bad - I can no longer depict Sutton and Thayer together. It would be a thrilling experience to the readers if their secret relationship would prosper on the book. I know for sure they'd make a great love team. Mind you, I didn't feel the same excitement I had for Emma and Ethan's team up as compared to Sutton and Thayer.

Raven (Delirium, #2.5) by Lauren Oliver

My rating: 3 stars

I've always admired Raven ever since she appeared on Pandemonium up until to Requiem. So happy to read her story! And oh-boy! I love the ending! La.La.La. 

I'm so happy to finish all of the Delirium Series. Lauren Oliver, you really rock!

Two Truths and a Lie (The Lying Game, #3) by Sara Shepard

My rating: 5 stars

Errr, i LOVE this book. I really admire Sara as she never really run out of ideas. The twists and revelations are really mind boggling.

The series would really make you think outside the-box and would make you feel so eager to find out who really ended Sutton's life. Well, though most of the suspects have been taken off from Emma/Sutton's list, the ending of this book will make you realize that you're definitely going back to square one. I've always have a great feeling that Laurel's the killer, but since this series never fail to provide too much twists; I suppose my judgment isn't more than enough. 

At one point, I am hoping that the "fake" Sutton would end up with Thayer! :D

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #1) by Jessica Sorensen

My rating: 2 stars

I know there are many raving fans of this book, but for some reasons, I didn't enjoy reading the book as much other bookworms did. 

Perhaps, I would like it even more if I haven't read "Hopeless" yet. I felt like reading a different version of Colleen's book; except that I loved Hopeless more than the Coincidence of Callie and Kayden. I am also thinking that I am suffering from a book hangover; that's why I didn't appreciate the book that much. 

The phasing of the story is too fast - the secrets of Callie and Kayden were revealed abruptly and were not explained thoroughly and you have to reach the last few chapters before they truly reveal what it is. 

Though their secrets are very predictable from the beginning of the book already, it could have been better if there were some twists that Jessica Sorensen added on the book. I also do not like the fact that the character of Kayden's father wasn't explained why he always hits his sons. 

The names of the characters are also a minus factor for me. Seems like both names are for women; and I think it would be better if she named Kayden as Andrew/Matthew; (but i guess, Jessica has her reasons - looking at her other books she's really fond of unisex names). 

Fascinating Womanhood by Helen B. Andelin

My rating: 3 stars

Though most of the parts are not applicable to my married life, there are some good points that I have learned and realized on the book. The book clearly explains that all wives should submit their lives to their husbands. While I agree to some teachings on the book, there were some points that I disagree too. If we become too nice and overly submissive, I think there will come a time that those traits would be abused. 

To make it short, if you want to keep your husband - make sure not to nag him and appreciate him. Love him wholeheartedly, take care of yourself and be the woman whom your husband fell in love with :)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

My rating: 5 stars

I love this book to bits! The drawings made the book even funnier. I haven't seen the movie (yes!), and now I'm curious and so want to watch it. ♥ Two thumbs up! Looking forward to read the rest of the series.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

My rating: 2 stars

Hhm, it was okay but unlike others (well looking at their reviews) I wasn't quite impressed with the story. It didn't move me at all or had a hard time connecting with the characters. Perhaps one of the reasons why I had this feeling is because my HS life was really boring, or shall I say I'm more of the goodie goodie type student. I never had the chance to go out late a night and party with my friends, drink, and try those stones. So I think this book is far from reality in my own world. Plus I think experiencing those things just like what Charlie narrated is too much at the age of 15. 

On the other hand, I liked the way how Stephen wrote the book. ;) How Charlie narrated everything by writing letters which I think is really intended for the boom reader :)

Vain by Fisher Amelie

My rating: 3 stars

Vain - with the title itself, I thought the book would focus more on make-ups, night out, partying, making out and "coking" out with friends. However, as I reached the first few chapters where Sophia was sent to Masego, I was able to predict the ending already. The Vainess was completely dissolved and all the bad deeds of the main character have been completely transformed to a good one in thousand folds. Happy ending - happy love life - happier life.

Things I Know About Love by Kate le Vann

My rating: 4 stars

 I "fancy" the story. A lot of lessons in love most especially the way how Livia jots down the things she learned when it comes to love. I enjoyed the way how the author wrote the book, and felt like i have sneaked into someone else's room, stole her diary and read it privately. :D 

For me, it could have been better if the ending is a happy ending. There was actually a closure on the story, but seeing Adam and Liv get married together or spent more time with each other. (yes, a typical love story, but who doesn't want happy endings anyway).

Uglies (Uglies, #1) by Scott Westerfeld

My rating: 3 stars

I thought the book would focus on parties and booze - because at the first part, pretties (the term used for 'cured' teenagers) were described as party goers, no curfews and can get whatever they want. They'd even make fun of 'uglies' (another term used for the uncured) and wouldn't even mingle with them. I had to reach the middle part of the book to fully understand what the story is all about - because Most chapters on the book focused on Tally's journey to the smoke. Story has a moral lesson and shows the true value of friendship. 

4 stars only because i couldn't feel the love tea, of David and Tally.