New book covers for July! Must have them all :)
Currently-reading WITHER by Lauren DeStefano. Sorry for not being active last week. I’ve been busy with school and stuffs. This is my final year in college. Final Thesis and defense is coming. So please bear with me. Thank you so much! :)
New baby! (Taken with Instagram)
Title: Across The Universe (Across The Universe #1)
Author: Beth Revis
Rating: 3/5 cups of coffee
MINOR SPOILER ALERT!!!
Beware, this is not a love story. As you can see in the book cover. Now, I’d justified the saying “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” This book is science fiction with a twist of suspense. This book is mysterious. And not to mention, this book is full of frexing LIES! By the way, frex/frexing was a word used in the book as f*ck/f*cking. So the author used frex/frexing instead of those foul words. You will know why when you read it yourself.
The story was slow at first but then it became mysterious at the middle part. I hate science, so I don’t get used to some science term in this book. I can’t fully understand some things. At first, I want to mark this book as unfinished-books because of those science terminologies but then I decided why shouldn’t I give it a try? Then it goes well. I get hooked at the near end part.
This book is full of lies. I shouldn’t be surprised because at the cover of the book it says What does it take to survive aboard a spaceship fueled by lies. There you go, lies.
And oh, the love story thing. Well it’s not really a love story like with too much kissing and cuddling and stuffs. Nothing like that tho. Yes, it’s disappointing. I love love stories but maybe it’s a good thing because sometimes too much kissing annoys me.
Well, this books annoys me in some part because of their Season thingy where some of the people of the spaceship Godspeed mates in public. Eww!
This is the first sci-fi novel that I’ve read, maybe that’s why I don’t get used to it at first. So now I know how sci-fi novels works for me. I learned a lot from this book. I will definitely read the second book. :)
Any thoughts about this book guys? :)
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1) by Jenny Han
My Rating: 5/5 cups of coffee
I can’t believe I’d finished this book in just 4 hours? I was just curious what will happened to Belly at the end of the book because usually the most exciting part was at the end but then this book don’t really give me what I’ve been looking for in a chick-lit books like this but it gave me more than I could ask for. Because whenever I read chick-lit books usually it always has the sweetest love story ever. But this book won’t give you that, it will make you want for more. Belly didn’t actually what she wanted but at the end which is the cliff-hanger part, I think she did but I don’t know. And that’s what the book does to me. It makes me beg for more.
I don’t usually finished a book overnight but this book make me read it in just 4 hours. Well that means I will definitely read the second book of this chick-lit trilogy. Ha-ha!
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
My Rating: 3/5 cups of coffee
All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.
I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane. I’m not insane.
I gave this book 3 stars because. First, I’m annoyed with some of the characters. And second, it’s not really a dystopian book but romance which is annoying especially the
mouth-eating kissing part. But I’m not against love story but I expect more from this book like action, government, and twist. I know this book has a lot of good reviews but my review is not bad at all. Actually, I hate and love this book. I hate it because whenever Juliette speaks she always broke her sentence, she’s always interrupted by the other characters which is somewhat annoying. Juliette cannot finish her words because the other character talks too much. I also hate this book because it’s so predictable, I don’t know maybe I read something like this before but I cannot recall what. And I love it because of the love but not the kissing parts, I know Juliette is longing for a touch but I think its too much and its like she wanted to kiss eat Adam. And I also love the Juliette for being observant and being honest to herself, she knows where to put herself because everybody knows she’s different. She’s a goodhearted person. She did not boast about her magical power gift.
Overall, You will love and hate this book but somewhat it’s magical. Well their love is magical. I need mo twist and action in the second book please? To those who love this book so much, please don’t hate me. :)
Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2) by Rachel Hawkins
My Rating: 4/5 cups of coffee
I can’t breathe, again.
Hmm, how do I start it? Hmm.
Okay. Where did the excitement from the first book go? The first book was a page turner then the second book was… What?! It’s good but it’s not amazing just like the first book which is Hex Hall, the characters are the same and everything but I don’t know maybe it’s kinda slow, for me I guess. And the ending, ohmy! What kind of ending is that? HAHAHA! Well, I gave it 4 stars anyway because I love Sophie and Archer. I mean their love story, it’s cute actually. They love each other differently. I will definitely read the third book. I’m inlove with this series. I wish the third book was beautiful as the first one.
Illusions (Wings #3) by Aprilynne Pike
My Rating: 4/5 cups of coffee
“But love is something that has to be as selfish as it is unselfish. You can’t make yourself love someone because you feel like you should. Just wanting to love someone isn’t enough.”
This was the third book of the Wings series. I think this book is not so good like the first 2 books. I mean this book was great but it’s lacking of excitement and adventures. Maybe I just expect more from this book but I got disappointed, not really but maybe a little. The good thing about this book is the Love Triangle of Laurel, Tamani and David and that was exciting. I really can’t guess who will be Laurel’s choice, is it Tamani or David? But she loves them both but differently. I like David despite of his bad boy image when it comes to Tamani and I like Tamani more because he’s very protective to Laurel and he really loves Laurel whatever happens.
I get annoyed to Chelsea in this book because she’s still in love with David. Is that what you called a friend? Anyway good thing Laurel understands and she didn’t think of Chelsea differently because of what she’s going to do after the winter dance, which is breaking up with Ryan because David is sad. Ugh! And Oh oh! Tamani got an iPhone. Lololololol! That’s what I like about this book, faeries using iPhone. Oh, I forgot Yuki, the shy type unordinary girl and not to mention that she is a Winter Faerie. Oh my golly gushy gushy gosh!
Well anyway at the end it was full of surprises and a damn cliff-hanger, so damn cliff-hanger. Overall, I like it but not like the first 2 books, just for the sake of the series. But I’m still in love with the characters and the story, this book just has it flaws but its fine, I’m still reading the last book, Destined. I’m just waiting for the paperback edition. I’m not into hardcovers. Lol~
Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1) by Rachel Hawkins
My Rating: 5/5 cups of coffee
I LOVE IT!
I guess I found my new favorite trilogy after The Hunger Games and The Wolves of Mercy Falls. Hex Hall reminds me of Hogwarts. I didn’t think that this book was so good. Definitely a page turner. I started reading it last night then it finished it within 8 hours. OMG! The book was well written and full of surprises and everything! I wish I’d read this earlier but anyway I will grab the second book as soon as possible. I can’t get over. I’m still in-shock, I guess.
Where She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gayle Forman
My Rating: 4/5 cups of coffee
“If you stay, I’ll do whatever you want. I’ll quit the band, go with you to New York. But if you need me to go away, I’ll do that, too. I was talking to Liz and she said maybe coming back to your old life would just be too painful, that maybe it’d be easier for you to erase us. And that would suck, but I’d do it. I can lose you like that if I don’t lose you today. I’ll let you go. If you stay” - Adam
OMG! This book is amazing. It’s from Adam’s POV, so it really interest me. I love reading boys/guys POV, I mean I think it’s different from a girls point of view. So this book is the sequel of If I Stay but I think the only problem with this book is the lack of excitement and twist even though the plot is beautiful. I thought there’s something more but still it captures my attention. I think, I just need more from Adam and Mia. I wish there was a third book.
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater
Rating: 5/5 cups of coffee
I can’t breathe right now…
Okay, here’s the deal. Don’t read if you haven’t read or finished reading this. Kaay? Because I can’t promise you that I won’t be a spoiler here. The book is awesome. A-W-E-S-O-M-E! I thought it will end like Sam and Grace will be dead or whatever. Death is sad. But Beck died and it’s so sad. I like him as the father of Sam. I have questions in my mind that don’t have an answer in this book, maybe I just missed it because I’m so excited to turned the page. I promised you that this book is exciting and unpredictable, unlike the other books. I love how the books gives us every characters thoughts like Sam, Grace, Isabel, Cole and even Shelby has a prologue at the beginning. When it comes to the characters, I like Cole. He’s a genius! He even called Shelby“the pissy one” because I hate Shelby, I don’t know why. I just hate her. I also love how this book has two different love story. First Sam and Grace, the most romantic wolf-couple and second, Cole and Isabel, the two characters that they-didn’t-even-know-if-they-really-like-each-other.
Overall, this book gives me goosebumps. The action, the drama, the love story, and everything. Bad thing is every story has an ending but the good thing is, the story ends with a happy ending. I’m just sad that this book has to end. Thank you to Maggie Stiefvater for sharing her wonderful imagination and for her wonderful writing skills.
Say hi to my new babies Where She Went by Gayle Forman and The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan! I bought Where She Went because of If I Stay, I got hooked by the book so I need to read the sequel as soon as possible. And The Red Pyramid is the first book of Rick Riordan that I’m going to read. I’m just curious about this book that’s why I’m going to buy all the books from the series. When I was in bookstore I was confused if I’m going to purchase The Red Pyramid or The City of Bones but I saw that Powerbooks has a boxed-set of The Mortal Instrument including the first 3 books so instead of The City of Bones, I grab The Red Pyramid. I’m will buy the boxed-set soon. :)