May 31, 2011

book review: die for me by Amy Plum

book summary Via Goodreads
In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.
When Kate Mercier's parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life--and memories--behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate's guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he's a revenant--an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again.In this incandescent debut, newcomer Amy Plum has created a powerful paranormal mythology with immortal revenants. The Paris setting comes enchantingly alive as a relentless struggle between good and evil takes place in its streets. Rich with romance, atmosphere, and thrills, Die for Me will leave readers breathlessly awaiting its sequel

Author: Amy Plum
Genre:YA Fiction,Paranormal Romance,Fantasy
My Rating:★★★☆☆

Book Review

I am very excited to read this book, cause the cover is just so darn awesome, and the title Die for me is something that really caught my attention. i was thinking that there are maybe sacrificial stuff that will happen in this book.

this book is actually about the "undead" or the term used in here are the "revenants"  in my perception, i can say that the revenants are the modern day type of heroes. cause you see they are basically unable to die, if they die they usually came back to life after 3 days of being dormant or more like resting and regenerating their lost energy. and dying to them is more like a compulsion. they die cause their body craves for it.

i encountered a lot of undead guys in YA books that i've read, but there is always a loop hole on how you can kill them, like let's say a vampire can be killed by staking their hearts, a werewolf can be killed by a silver bullet, but a revenant? a revenant cannot be killed, for all i know they want to be killed cause as i've said above , dying is more like a compulsion to them, they crave to be dead. in a way the concept of the book reminds me of Alaric Saltman and John Gilbert's ring from the TV show  vampire diaries.

the plot  of the book is basically about the revenants and Kate (the heroine of the book) and also of course the never ending forbidden love . i can say that this book is a very light read, i did not struggle to finish reading this one.
the concept of the book is something totally new to me but some parts are just a bit confusing and i guess this one lacks adrenaline and a bit of imagination, i mean i love the whole "not dying" concept but i just wished that the information about the revenants are a bit more detailed and intact.

i don't like vincent, i think jules is more of my Eye Candy

so 3 stars for the book. cause even though some parts are not intact or some parts are confusing. i still like this one. and this is just the first book of the series. I'm expecting the second book to be better.

--- GabbY ^^

May 30, 2011

Book Review: The Dead Tossed Waves By Carrie Ryan

Book Summary Via Goodreads
Gabry lives a quiet life, secure in her town next to the sea and behind the Barrier. She's content to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. Home is all she's ever known and, and all she needs for happiness.
But life after the Return is never safe and there are threats even the Barrier can't hold back.
Gabry's mother thought she left her secrets behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, but, like the dead in their world, secrets don't stay buried. And now, Gabry's world is crumbling.
One night beyond the Barrier . . .
One boy Gabry's known forever and one veiled in mystery . . .
One reckless moment, and half of Gabry's generation is dead, the other half imprisoned.
Now Gabry knows only one thing: if she has any hope of a future, she must face the forest of her mother's past.

Book Title: The Dead Tossed Waves (Forest of Hands and Teeth #2)
Author: Carrie Ryan
Genre:YA Fiction,Post Apocalyptic Dystopia,Fantasy,Paranormal
My Rating:★★★☆☆

Book Review

this book is the second book of the book series, Forest of hands and teeth, and i absolutely loved the first book because of it's very excellent writing style. and it actually took me a while in reading this book because of some other book obligations.  LOL

this book is about Gabry, at first i thought that this story is about Gabrielle from the first book, but it turns out that, Gabry is Mary's daughter so basically this book is about, The Return being told from about 18 years ago.

When i was reading this ,the first thing i noticed is that the writing style is different from the first one, the first book is actually written in a very eerie way that every time i'm reading it's sending goosebumps in my skin, but this one is kinda written in a very YA-ish way, like normal teens having conversation. I'm not saying that the book is bad cause it's not written like the first one. this installment is actually pretty good. there are some similarities in the first one like:

*Love Triangle--- Gabry is in love with 2 boys ( Elias and Catcher) and she get to kiss them both. good thing she get to choose one at the end.

*Going back to the forest of hands and teeth trying to escape the Mudos.

* Mary is still as annoying as ever. 

well those are just some of the similarities that i've noticed but the ending of this book is actually pretty good, and the sibling twist is nice. it's just that i was really struggling to finish this one. so in a way this book is kinda slow paced. but since the ending is nice. i think i'll read the next one too. :)

---GabbY ^^

May 28, 2011

Book Review: Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Book Summary Via Goodreads
She is pretty and talented - sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But ...They are brother and sister.

Book Title: Forbidden
Author: Tabitha Suzuma
Genre: Romance,YA Fiction,Realistic Ficition
My Rating: ★★★★★

Book Review

My book review was actually originally posted on Goodreads, since this is my all time favorite book, that i surely will never ever forget. so i decided to make/repost a review here on my blog.. :)

what comes to your mind when you hear the word forbidden love? most of us will say romeo and juliet, edward and bella, a fallen angel loving a mortal girl and so on...

well in this book you won't find a vampire loving a human , but a brother and sister who love each other more than friends and more than just siblings. kinda sick right??? it was october 2010 when i saw this e-book at (most of my mobile ebooks come from this site) while i was brosing i saw this book and can't help but to fall in love with the cover so i searched on goodreads on what the book is all about, first thing that caught my eye is the average rating of the book its 4.46/ 5 stars .. i was like "WOW!!! this book must be super awesome to deserve such rating" but when i read the synopsis i kinda change my mind to read it because of the taboo subject of the book but on the back of my mind i was really curious on what will be the ending of the story i searched every website that i know just to get the plot summary of this book but unfortunately i ended up with nothing.. i only found reviews on how awesome the book is so maybe to get some peace of mind i decided to download it...

Lochan and Maya Whitely are siblings , their lifestyle are different from other teenagers cause their mom doesn't care about them, she always go home drunk. thus leaving Maya and Lochan in charge of taking care of their other 3 siblings .not only that but Lochan actually developed an inferiority complex thus making him very hard to communicate with others and only finding himself opening up to his younger sister, Maya. so anyway i guess their lifestyle really played an important part on why they developed an incestuousness relationship.

when reading the book i was really surprised on how good it is written i usually avoid romantic novels cause i kinda get bored while reading it sometimes i don't even finish them but this book is quite different... i actually ditch my notes, my homeworks just to spend all night reading this book...

when lochan and maya confess their love for each other i was like "hmmm... their relationship kinda wrong??" in every young adult book that i read i always look forward to the love confessing part and everytime that happens can't help but smile and i feel like their are butterflies in my stomach but in the case of lochan and maya i guess i was stone faced, the butterflies in my stomach seems like rocks floating. and i was like "wrong,wrong,wrong just stay like siblings." but as the story goes on you would think that lochan and maya shouldn't be siblings you would say that they are soul mates, partners in crime , best friends, a mom and dad to Willa, Tiffin and Kit.

i have to say that each page is heart clenching there are some parts of the book when i have to stop not because i hate the story but because i'm so sad of their situation imagine you found your love of your life, but you can't even touch,kiss and say "I love you" in public. i feel like crying whenever lochan and maya try and suppress their feelings for each other, can't they just love each other and be happy??? but on the back of my mind i know the answer is a big fat NO! cause i know even though they love each other sooooo much their love is still wrong.
the ending is really bittersweet, aww... i  feel like crying , i feel like throwing something and scream!but i guess the ending is good in a way cause Maya didn't give up.

5 stars is not enough for this book, this book is really excellent. the writing style is really bold. but on some parts i just have to stop cause some parts are a bit graphic. but WOW! this one excellent book. i never regret reading it.

i'm not recommending this book for everyone, ahm  maybe your 15 years old and above with an open mind i guess you'll love this book too. 

---GabbY ^^

May 27, 2011

Book Review: Archangel's Consort By Nalini Singh

Book Summary Via Goodreads
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil… A vampire has attacked a girls’ school—the assault one of sheer, vicious madness—and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood. Then Raphael himself begins to show signs of an uncontrolled rage, as inexplicable storms darken the city skyline and the earth itself shudders. The omens are suddenly terrifyingly clear. An ancient and malevolent immortal is rising. The violent winds whisper her name: Caliane. She has returned to reclaim her son, Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena, the consort who must be destroyed…

Book Title: Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter#3)
Author: Nalini Singh
Genre: paranormal romance,adult fiction,action/adventure
My Rating:★★★★★

Book Review

oh my! oh my! just finished reading this very awesome and fantaboulous book ever! yay! the guild hunter series is now one of my favorite book series! :)

in this 3rd installment of the GH series, i can say that this is my fave of them all, oh my! lots of action and blood are present in this book, and we all thought that Elena and Raphael can be together happily regarding the fact that they are now both immortals and their feeling is mutual but wow! i never thought love complications can exist in this book, hah! it turns out that Elena is facing a far more greater challenge and that is facing her "Monster-in-law" haha!
Raphael's Archangel Mother, Caliane has been awaken and she doesn't like Elena to be Rapahel's mate.

i gave the book 5 stars cause we get to unravel Raphael's past and to be honest i really don't know if i still like Illuim. maybe i should switch side? hmmm...

sex is still present in this book but maybe not as intense as the previous one, (no pinching in this book) LOL.

oh my! i am really speechless after reading this. gee, i really want the next book to be out! yay! :)

--- GabbY ^^

May 26, 2011

book cover: goddess interrupted (goddess test#2)

haa!!! well this the cover from the next installment of the book the goddess test by aimee carter, this is the best picture i can find so far... but the cover is beautiful right??

click on the image source  to get a better view. :)

Book Review: Darkness Becomes her By Kelly Keaton

book summary via goodreads

Ari can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is. Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued.
She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very...different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her.
Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.

Book Title : Darkness Becomes Her ( Gods and Monsters #1)
Author: Kelly Keaton
Genre: YA fiction, Paranormal Romance,Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★★

Book Review

the title of this book series is Gods and Monsters, well the book really lived up to it's title cause this book has Gods (yeah,yeah the Greek ones) and monsters (vampires,harpy,gorgons), sure i encountered gods and monsters combined except maybe for the vampire part, but i never read a book that has gods,monsters,vampires,warlocks and witches. *whoa too much mash-up occurring here*

this book is actually about a girl named ari, who lived a very tough life, her mom left her when she was still a baby and her mom was proven to be demented and killed herself, so she was sent on many foster homes and eventually her foster parents also abuse her, so her suffering doesn't stop from there her features are somehow different because she has different hair color (silver/white) and her eye color is really different among the basically she is a called a FREAK throughout her life. *sighs*

first thing i noticed about Ari is that she use swear words a lot, well i guess i understand that cause her past is really something hard to go through and those are the kind of experience in your life that will eventually will make you as hard as a rock, so anyway i like Ari cause even though she swears a lot i think she is another i guess i admire her determination and perseverance and having like enough strength to move on what happened to her life.

regarding the plot, well i can say that it's a huge roller coaster ride, at first i thought it somehow resembles Beautiful Creatures cause dark magic was very much a theme in the book, but i was so totally wrong! gods and mythology is also in here like medusa and harpy and well Athena, Athena was introduced in this book as being the Goddess of the war not wisdom and she is actually the bitch-est among the bitch-est (OMG! annabeth will be so pissed) Athena here is heartless and well yeah a bitch. LOL ^^. curses are also present in this book and  i am telling you that i wad freaking frustrated on what is Ari's curse is. well it turns out that when she is 21 years old she will become a *TOOOOOOT* gee, i'm so not gonna tell you, don't wanna spoil your reading. haha!

this is an overall a fantastic read. I recommend it to guys and gals who are mythology nerds (like me). :)


May 25, 2011

Book Review: Warm Bodies By Isaac Marion

Book Summary Via Goodreads
A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love—with a human—in this astonishingly original debut novel.
R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.
Not just another zombie novel, Warm Bodies is funny, scary, and deeply moving.

Book Title: Warm Bodies
Author: Isaac Marion
Genre: Young Adult Fiction,paranormal,apocalyptic
My Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Book Review

this book is actually featured in the twilight saga fan page on facebook, i forgot if Stephanie Meyer was the starred review of the book or if she recommends this book to her fans, so i decided to gave this one a try since as far as i know books that have stephanie meyer as it's starred author are great reads (hunger games and mortal instruments)

anyway this book is actually about a zombie named "R" who fell in love with a human girl. i have read a lot of book were the undead always get to have a love interest with humans but a ZOMBIE loving a human is just so ahm... awkward. Creepy. Disturbing. but maybe the thought of having a zombie loving a human is kinda funny don't you think?

Is the book Funny/humorous?

a BIG HUGE NO! i laugh occasionally on some parts where "R" the zombie get to marry another girl zombie and they get to have kids that will never get old, but reading from a zombies' perspective is kinda boring and R is really emotional cause i feel like he is a patient that is sick and he is incapable of talking and he is really willing to become human again added the fact that he doesn't know anything regarding his past. So i better keep in mind that zombies are a huge NO,NO if i wanna join the undead club

2 stars for the book cause again I am in bored,skip chapters,skim. so i can finish the book, but as the story goes on it's really kinda OK, i just think that there is nothing special to it.


May 24, 2011

Book Review: Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Summary Via Goodreads
For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals—pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she'd been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she's pretty much accepted that she's a freak by mortal standards... and that she'll never be prepared for that duty.
According to her mother, that’s a good thing.
But as every descendent of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return—the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death… because she's being hunted by the very creatures she'd once trained to kill.
The daimons have found her.

Author:Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Mythology, Fantasy
My Rating★★★★☆

Book Review

WOW! greek Mythology is a trend in YA novels these days, this is actually just a teaser from the new book series covenant by Jennifer L. Armentout, this is actually like the Percy Jackson series, so we get to meet another  tough chick demigod, Alex. the only difference of this book is that Alex is fully aware that she is a demigod and she is actually trained in the "covenant" to fight off the daimons.

Overall this is a very nice read, OMG! can't wait for the next book, i didn't actually read the teaser chapter 1 of the first book, cause i know it will make me longing for more.

Early guesses for the next book
-Alex is Appollo's daughter
-the mysterious gray eyed boy in Alex's dreams is maybe a God more like zues' son. ????

the first book in the series is out on September 15,2011...  so mark your calendars!!!

--- GabbY ^^

May 23, 2011

Book Review: Cyer's Cross by Lisa McMann

Book Summary Via Goodreads
The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear...and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried

Book Title: Cryer's Cross
Author: Lissa McMann
Genre: Young Adult Fiction,Supernatural,Paranormal
My Rating: ★★★☆☆

Book Review

check out the book trailer..  *shivers*

This is my first YA book that talks about ghost, i've been reading goosebumps ever since, and R.L Stine really contributed a lot of ghost stories in my childhood, so this is my first YA ghost book, i was expecting to be scared and ready to have nightmares when i finished reading this, cause the book cover really gave me the hibbie gibbies  it's like some demented kid carve out the words "cryer cross" in his desk, and the cover kinda reminds me of freddy kruegger the guy in nightmare at elm street cause he is fond of scaring his victims in  a school setting.

ao anyway, this book is about Kendall and her issues with her OCD, the concept of the book having a character who has OCD is something that i really liked, cause i think i have slight OCD myself but not as bad as Kendall's so in a way i can relate to the main character on how she multiples check everything and organize everything and over thinking things.

the ghost story in this book is kinda OK,  there is a part of the book that is written from the "WE" perspective which is assume were the ghost, and what they are saying is kinda scary cause i really felt their hunger for vengeance and freedom, when the real story is revealed it's kinda sick and it surely gave me goosebumps. the story is good in a very twisted way.

i gave the book 3 stars because the first couple of pages is just about kendall grieving and confused with the loss of her Best friend and she starting to hear alluring voices that is drawing her in and i guess i was wanting more from the story. i wish the story is longer. i recommend this book to guys and gals who wants a good tiny bit of scare.


May 22, 2011

Book Review: The Fallen Star By Jessica Sorensen

Book Summary via Goodreads
For eighteen year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. Up until recently, she has been incapable of feeling emotion. And when she's around Alex, the gorgeous new guy at school, she can feel electricity that makes her skin buzz. Not to mention the monsters that haunt her nightmares have crossed over into real-life. But with Alex seeming to hate her and secrets popping up everywhere, Gemma's life is turning into a chaotic mess. Things that shouldn't be real suddenly seem to exist. And as her world falls apart, figuring out the secrets of her past becomes a matter of life and death

Book Title: The Fallen Star (Fallen Star #1)
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Genre: Young Adult Fiction,supernatural,Romance
My Rating: ★★★★★


*sighs* isn't the cover so breathtaking?? *sighs* that violet eye is really something.

this book is absolutely amazing! i enjoyed reading every single page of it, the opening is delivered really good cause the opening is about Gemma having this nightmare wherein a pair of glowing eyes is on to kill her.

The concept of the book is hard to get first, cause the title of the book is "The Fallen Star" and i don't get at first it's relation to Gemma, cause Gemma is actually this weird girl who is incapable of feeling any emotion until a new guy came to her class, Alex then she started to feel this electric buzzing, prickling her skin and then it turns out that a fallen star's energy is reeling through her and that energy is needed to open a gate to release the "Death Walkers" who by the way are the creatures hunting Gemma's dreams.

so the first couple of pages I get to read thought from Gemma (it's written in a 1st person POV) so i get to witness how childish she thinks and i guess Gemma mirrored the thoughts of what a normal girl  will think, added the fact that throughout her life she's been branded as a weirdo and a loner, so i enjoyed reading her perspective she is so darn funny BTW, she reminds me of Anna in the Book Anna and the french kiss.

the maybe near half of the book is really good! i was so ready to give it 5 stars a lot of "supernatural" concept is introduced in this book (vampires,foreseers,black angel,keepers,faeries,city of crystals) so yeah, kinda sound TMI to you right? well this book is kinda TMI-ish BUT! this one is so different, kinda resembles TMI but in a good way, cause some added stuff are introduced here and the concept of foreseers is really something new to me.

the ending is such a darn Cliff hanger my mouth was hanging Open! OMG! darn! why did the book end like that, really??? seriously??? i have encountered a lot of cliff hangers, but this one is so darn unforgivable! ha! you wanna know the ending?? i won't tell you! ( using my most teasing voice) you'll just have to read this one to find out.

---GABBy ^^

May 20, 2011

Book Review: Archangel's Kiss By Nalini Singh

Book Summary Via Goodreads
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find that she has become an angel-and that her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel Raphael, likes having her under his control. But almost immediately, Raphael must ready Elena for a flight to Beijing, to attend a ball thrown by the archangel Lijuan. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan's power lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena...

Book Title: Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter #2)
Author: Nalini Singh
Genre: adult fiction,fantasy,paranormal romance
My Rating: ★★★★☆

Book Review
i can say that this book is very intense. i mean really intense, since Elena just recently became an angel and the Archangel of NY just claimed her to be his lover/pet (gee, whatever you call it) so the first couple of pages is just about. teasing,groping,pinching (yeah yeah PINCHING!!) (-.-) and *toot* and *toot* and *tooooooooot!!!!!* yay! so basically Raphael is suppressing his urges towards Elena cause he thinks that he might break her, so there is a lot of teasing, call me prude but i think it's kinda too much. haha! just like the first 60% of the book is about that, but on the bright side they do it out of love cause in this book it is proven and without a doubt that Elana and Raphael are two inseparable beings. *awww.. *
is the the second book better than the first one???

a Big,huge YES!!! maybe the first 60% is just what i stated above but the remaining 40% goodness! it's filled with mystery,gore and action cause in this book Elena is having nightmares regarding her past, her mom and two sisters were killed by a vampire(i forgot his name) so her past is haunting her and well i think Elana's past is what i'm looking forward to in the next book.

another thing is Lijuan the Chinese archangel who makes zombies or reborns as they call it and i find her really creepy, cause archangels make vampires not zombies, so another on the look out in this book is lijuan the creepy zombie maker. LOL

a lot  of angels are introduced in this book also.

guild hunter,raphael,illuim,elena,nalini sighn

just saw this fan art @ nalini's blog... and i am telling you! i am dying of cuteness here.. haha! oh well i am more interested to know the blue winged angel :"> am not much of a fan of a pinching archangel.. KIDDING!! i like to know Illuim cause he is more outgoing than raphael.. hoping to see him more in the next book.

--- GabbY ^^

May 19, 2011

First Look at KAtniss Everdeen AKA "the girl on fire"

Jenifer Lawrence does look like Katniss here.. ayy-yay-yay! this made me even more excited for the movie 
2012!!! please speed up! :)

Book Review: Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Book Summary Via Goodreads
Some secrets shouldn't be kept... Up until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary.
Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe the rumors, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. She's inexplicably drawn to Ben...and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help--but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret.

Book Title : Deadly Little Secret (Touch#1)
Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz
Genre: YA fiction, Paranormal Romance,Mystery,Thriller
My Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Book Review

i have seen a lot of reviews that this one is very twilight-ish, i didn't believe it cause does the title Deadly Little Secret sound twilight in the making to you??? i don't think so.

but then this is the first scene of the book

the very famous car saving scene in twilight, so i was still in denial that this one is twilight in the making kind of book. but then the resemblance are piling up like:

camelia and ben became LAB PARTNERS. and Ben has this "cold" touch

another one is
the confession in the forest. on what is Ben's Deadly Little secret. *sighs*

so let's cut to the chase
this is somehow resembles twilight and to be honest i didn't enjoy reading this book sure there are mysteries on the side, but i find the mystery part predictable, and i don't like the dialogues in this book, maybe may E-book copy is just messed up. but people talk here like kids. (awww. i'm sooo sorry) well maybe the only redeeming thing here is the concept of "psychometry"  I find it interesting i didn't know that Rogue's power (from X men) is called Psychometry. *sighs* i'm not up for the second book.. have seen bad reviews of it also, :(

---- GAbby ^^

May 18, 2011

Summer's crossing Teaser

guys!!! this is originally posted at Jkagawa's Blog

i'm just gonna repost her teaser for summer's crossing (iron fey novella told from puck's POV)


A rustle in a bramble patch drew our attention, and we caught a glint of a baleful green eye as something huge and bristly drew away into the shadows.

“And…there it goes to alert the rest of the pack.” Ash glared at me. “Why do these things always happen when I’m around you?”

“Just lucky, I suppose,” I said cheerfully, as we hurried away before the rest of the pack could arrive.


==== awww... soooo excited to read this.. yay! PUCK!PUCK!PUCK!!!! i heart you!!!! :)

Book review: the goddess test by Aimee carter

Book Summary Via Goodreads
It's always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.
Kate is sure he's crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

Book Title: Goddess Test ( Goddess Test #1)
Author: Aimee Carter
Genre: fantasy,mythology,paranormal romance,YA fiction
My Rating: ★★★★☆

Book Review


Kate- kate is actually the nicest daughter in the whole wide universe! she actually gave up her teenage life for taking care of her mom who has cancer. she won't date or go out and have a time of her life, she is actually a SAINT! cause to her time is precious she rather spend her time with her mom,cause she thinks the time left for her is ticking and she is actually a good friend she doesn't hold grudges to people who hurt her.

Henry- Henry is the lord of the underworld in this book, so basically he is Hades, i grew up thinking hades is a bad guy, but in this book Aimee Carter introduced a very different kind of Hades, the misunderstood kind, cause Hades in this book is so gentle the kind of guy you will to take home and meet your mom and dad, the kind of guy you will want to spend your life with and henry's lines in this book are so poetic the kind that will make your heart melt. haha!


so this is again another retelling of the "rape of Persephone" but this one has a little something to it because Kate is should pass seven kind of test to make her immortal. so basically another added myth retelling here is "Labors of Hercules" wherein hercules has to finish 12 tasks enable to gain immortality after his death.

i don't know if some myths are messed up or changed cause some facts about mythology are different here like:

- Persephone was not kidnapped she was willing to become queen of the underworld, then she fell in love with a mortal, when that mortal died she chose to come with him and left hades
-14 Olympians/ Council (erm.. as far as i know there are only 12)
-diana is the roman name for Demeter ( ahm, Diana is actually the roman name for Artemis, goddess of the wild)
-different names for the gods and goddesses
-cereberus is a great dane (haha! i'm that observant eh?. LOL. i'm just kidding i don't care if cereberus is a great dane or a 3 headed dog) haha!

well i don't know if these are true or maybe Aimee Carter just changed some Myth facts in order to have a good flow of the story but Mythology can actually be derived in different time and places so maybe she get these facts in some other myths.

i gave the book 4 stars cause even though some myths are different, i like how this book is written this is a very light read, you actually wouldn't know that you are about to finish the book, and i like how Aimee Carter cut Hades some slack,  cause she showed a different kind of lord of the underworld here the one that is tormented and humble.

so i wanna read the next book cause as far as i can see i am sensing a love triangle here cause James i think is also in love with Kate, so let's see how will the 2 gods fight for their hearts. :)

***Gabby is a Mythology nerd ^^*** LOL

May 17, 2011

Book Review: Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh

book summary via goodreads
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux is hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael. But this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad.The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other—and pull her to the razor's edge of passion. Even if the hunt doesn't destroy her, succumbing to Raphael's seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break.

Book title: Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter#1)
Author: Nalini Singh
Genre: Adult Fiction, Fantasy,Paranormal Romance
My Rating: ★★★★☆

i really have to keep in mind that adult angel books are way,way,way,way better than YA angel books.! yay!
this book really lived up with my expectation on what an adult fantasy novel is like this book is VERY dark,filled with lust,passion,intense emotions and hardcore action scenes.

what really got my attention is the concept of the book, i have read a lot of vampire novels and it is always stated in those novels that to make a vampire (a fledgling) one has to die first and be fed by vampire blood or get bitten by a vampire and so on, but in this book angels make vampires, and that's something new to me who would have thought that angels who are so fine and gentle are responsible for making vampires... angels here are somehow evil,erotic, and possessive in this book not sarcastic and fun loving in YA novels that i used to read.

Since this is an adult fantasy novel expect a bit of vulgar words,profanity and a  bit of sex (a bit is kinda understated :P),blood and gore as I've said angels here are different, they posses mind control that made girls want to sleep with them.
so the first couple of pages in this book is how Raphael (the archangel of NY) try to mind control Elena of pursuing her on having some kind of erotic pleasure, i was actually confused with their relationship cause they copulate not because of love but because they treat each other as play things or a toy and Raphael is just so darn hard to read i really don't know if he is just possessive with Elena cause she is his "toy" or he really does love her but in the end i got an answer to my question because...

"Ambrosia only rises when an archangel loves true"  *giddy*

this is an overall a great read, some parts are kinda boring cause they keep on blabbering and blabbering about Uram and vampires and (blah,blah) but once there is an action scene in this book it will make you go "OMG!" and I'm a sucker for anything gothic and this one is a bit gothic-ish and i like how angels are in this book , they have this so called "angel dust" and according to the book it is way,way,way better than any kind of drug... i'm excited to read the next novel cause Elena is an *gasp* ANGEL!!! yay! and i am looking forward to her relationship with Raphael.. YAY!

if you are fond of reading YA novels this one may shock you, so better prepare yourself LOL

---GABBy. ^^

May 16, 2011

book review: Dark fever (fever #2)

summary via goodreads:
MacKayla Lane's ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland's shores and was plunged into a world of deadly sorcery and ancient secrets.
In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh-a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over both the worlds of the Fae and of Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and irresistible men: V'lane, the insatiable Fae who can turn sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman, and the ever-inscrutable Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious.
For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them....

 Book title: Bloodfever (Fever#2)
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Genre: adult fiction,fantasy
My Rating: ★★★☆☆


ah! the second book of the fever series... hmmmm. this book started a wee bit to slow for me, the reason i gave it 3 stars, although i really like Mac and Jericho's dialogues! hahahaha! OMG! they are like kids, they communicate through their eyes?! ha! who does that? really it's kinda bizzare but they are cute together they really complement each other...

in this book i really love MacKayla Lane! yay! she is on my list my favorite book heriones. this book is her shining moment, she porved that she is a worthy character in this book.

i just have question to those who love Jericho Barrons.. do you think something's wrong with me? ha! i really don't find Jericho attractive he is like the mixture of Jace Wayland and Dmitri Belikov and oh trust me not a kind of combination you want to see, he is leaves snarky comments and everything but once you piss him off, Ay-yay-yay! he won't care what you are or who you are he'll definitely hurt you! i just find him like this egotistic sadist. yay! (shields thyself) haha! maybe i get to love him in the next books.?

i'm still up for the next books, since i gave this one a 3 star rating i'm not that excited to read the other books but i'm still up for them, i still wanna read it. :)

TVD S02E22 as i lay dying season Finale

ahhh! TVD season 2 is finally over! yay

- Elijah was Killed by Klaus
-Damon was cured
-elan kissed Damon (squeals)
-Stefan joined Klaus
-Jeremy was dead and then Bonnie made him come back to life

*sighs* ok! season 2 is finally over! but to be honest i like season one's ending better! i'm expecting a more damon and elena moments next season and we get to see stefan being wild and savage. haha!

May 15, 2011

NOOB much? ^^

hiyaa!! hi guys! weeks ago i'm a newbie in blogging and now i'm a newbie on twitter! yay! hahaha! just decided to make an account today, cause i feel so left out.. haha! so follow me guys and i'll follow you back! ^^ you can click the twitter icon above to direct you to my profile or you can click here.  see you tweeps! :)

May 14, 2011

Book review: Paper Towns By John Green

Summary Via Goodreads:
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues - and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.
Printz medalist John Green returns with the brilliant wit and searing emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of listeners.

Book Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Genre: YA,Realistic Fiction
My Rating:  ★★★★☆

Book Review

My second John Green Novel.i don't know what's with John Green that everytime 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 i was brawling my eyes out  *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."

---GABBy. :)

May 12, 2011

TVD S02E21: The Sacrifice

for those who haven't watched episode 21 of the vampire diaries click here 
the link will direct you to Isohunt and let you download the torrent file.

*sighs* i was so shocked that this season is coming to an end! yay! i miss a lot of episodes lately due to constantly reading of books. so anyway! this episode is the most heartbreaking episode of TVD ever, many people died in this episode

luca's sister-dead
John Gilbert-dead???

ahhh. i feel like crying after i watched it. poor Elena she has no family left. :(

awwww... the season finale will be aired here in the philippines maybe next week. and i can't wait that long, XC.
i have no idea how will the season end since DAMON WAS BITTEN BY A WEREWOLF i think he's gonna die since there is no such cure for a werewolf bite. owwwww! i so don't want damon to die. :(

i know Klaus is the bad guy, but i like him! especially when he talks. haha! so love that accent!

*GASP* can't wait for the season finale! :)

Book Review: dark fever by Karen Marie Moning

Book title: DarkFever (Fever#1)
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Genre: Adult Fiction, Urban Fantasy
My Rating:★★★☆☆

I was searching for an adult fantasy book and this suddenly popped out on the computer screen and well, i was shocked i mean the book cover has EROTICA written all over it, and oh believe me the last thing that i wanna read is an erotica novel, i am still cringing on my encounter with the claiming of sleeping beauty 
but then i learned that this book is about Faeries, and i was excited to read it! cause i have i wee bit knowledge about faeries my only reference is TMI and the Iron fey series and the faerie world is not actually the kind of world that i'm familiar with, so why not give this one a try.

in this book we get to meet MacKayla (Mac) Lane she is a 22 year old bartender who recently loss her sister,Alina in Dublin. Alina is found dead in an Alley way and  left her sister cryptic message on her phone's voice mail , due to Mac's  curiosity and desire for vengeance on her sister's death she decided to fly all the way to Dublin to solve her sister's murder herself.

I really don't know what to expect from an adult fantasy novel, since this is written form a 1st person POV we get to read the thoughts of Mac and well to be honest Mac's thoughts are still like reading thoughts from a teenager and i  understand that she is only 22 years old, but then she realized she has an ability to see through Faerie Glamour she is a sidhe-seer (she-seer) to be exact and oh, that's where the adult stuff came in, cause you see in this book we get to see more of the faeries on the Unseelie side (the dark side), Faeries in this book is not as humorous or as good looking as Puck and Ash, faeries in this book is erotic and has rather an unwordly appearance,Faeries in this book will make you wanna have sex and make you horny, so OK this book has a bit of erotica in it, but it's like the manageable kind of erotica, not the i-will-give-you-nightmares-kind. (lol)

in this book we get to also meet Jericho Barrons, well as described by Mac he is oozing with sex appeal but i find Jericho the kind of guy that is too much Dimitri Belikov in him, i mean he is the kind of guy that will intimidate you and he is the kind of guy that has loads of mystery in him and i think he an Mac will make a cute couple cause Jericho is all mystery and seriousness and perfectionist while Mac on the other hand has master the art of bluffing and has a whole lot of pride in her system, i think they complement each other. :)

i gave the book 3 stars cause i like the faerie concept in this book, it's actually good to know the dark side of the faeries, and another plus is having Mac as a main character in this book,  the book is an overall good read not that good and not that bad. this book is an enough teaser for me to want to read the next one. if you want to broaden your knowledge about the faerie world you may wanna try to read this one.

---GABBy. :)

May 10, 2011

Book Review: city of fallen angels by cassandra clare

Summary via Goodreads
City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever.
Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

Book title:City of Fallen Angels (the mortal instruments #4)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: YA, paranormal romance,action adventure,urban fantasy
My Rating:★★★★☆

book review

woooh! just finished reading CoFA! the wildly anticipated book of 2011. *inhales* *exhales*

i was really scared to read this book, cause i love this series, probably one of the best series i've read so far and i have seen a lot of bad reviews about this book and i'm the kind of reader that stops reading a certain book if i didn't like the previous one. so any-who i still manage to give it four stars. but i still don't know if i gave the proper rating. sheesh! this book is really hard to rate and judge! so anyway let's proceed to my review.

Book Cover:

my first time to criticize a book cover. yay! so here's the thing i really don't know why Clary is in the book cover. i mean come on?! what did Clary do in this book ahm hmmm let's see... straddle her legs in jace's hips, kiss Jace's lips, grope Jace's muscle and a lot of groping,kissing,groping... haha! ok. i'm not an anti clary but i really don't get the idea of her being in the cover. i guess it will be OK if simon is in the cover, cause simon is really kick ass in this book he is the only reason that the story is strring.


in my review in City Of Glass, i stated there that i wish that Jace and Clary won't lost their spark, cause you see when love is not forbidden anymore it kinda losses it's magic. well DANG! i think they lost it's spark! *grunts* well their love is still kinda somehow still forbidden but sheesh! when jace is pulling away from Clary and those "i-don't-wanna-lose-you-and-i-can't-stay-with-you-cause-i-might-hurt-you" crap is EDWARD CULLEN-ish! and the last thing i wanna do is to compare Jace to Edward! ay-yay-yay.!

on the plus side!
-i adore SImon! i super love SIMON! i worship SIMON!
awww! simon is soooooooo hot in this book! haha! i think i'm gonna be team simon now *weep*
-i like how ms.Clare introduce me to Camille and Lilith. they are pretty interesting characters. :)
-i love the Rain-Alley scene! yay! too bad izzy showed up.. :(

so did this book disappoint me?

well i'm 30% disappointed 70% satisfied. but it would be a really,really wise choice if Cassandra Clare just ended the book in City of Glass.

i was actually thinking of giving this book a 3 star rating but the ending is really good! and i guess i so-so kinda like the groping and kissing scene of jace and Clary. so i am not kinda actually excited for the next book, i mean i guess i can wait for it, i guess i won't go insanely crazy when the book is out. haha! i am more looking forward to Simon and Izzy relationship.

so here is actually the reason why i'm not excited for the next book:

* i hate seeing Jace being all tormented again! huhu. i hate it when he will torture himself again, and i hate it when those pianist hands of his will kill all the people he loves oww! and i know sebastian will do anything EVIL... gosh! i really can't bear the thought of Jace hurting Clary or anyone... ahhhh! i better fancy Simon instead so that it will be easy for me to accept the story line of the next book. haha~ XD.

May 9, 2011

Alex Goot: the lazy song cover

who likes the Lazy Song by Bruno Mars?? (I DO)

well i jut happen to be one of Alex Goot's  subscriber in Youtube and i found this new cover song from him. yay! *coughs* better than the original *coughs* LOL.

Book Review: Uglies (Uglies #1) by Scott Westerfeld

Book Summary Via Goodreads
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world -- and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.

 Book Title: Uglies (Uglies#1)
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Genre: YA science Fiction/Dystopia
My Rating:★★☆☆☆

book review

♪ ♫ You can buy a hair if it won't grow,you can fix your nose if he says so, you can buy all the make-up that M.A.C can make But if you can't look inside you Find out who am I too, Be in the position to make me feel So damn unpretty♪ ♫

i decided to read this book cause this book is always featured in listopia (a feature on goodreads) it says that if you like Hunger Games you will like this book as well, since i just finished reading Mockingjay and I'm kinda looking for a YA dystopia kind of book that is as good as The hunger Games so i gave this one a shot.

This book is about in a society where everyone is classified as being Pretty and Being Ugly.the Pretties lives in New Pretty town while the Uglies lives in Uglyville, but as you turned 16, everyone is required to go through a transformation of being Pretty, So our Gal, Tally is anxious to be pretty cause she is excited to be her best friend Peris who just recently undergone the transformation of being a Pretty, but Tally can't become one of the Pretties unless she'll help Dr.Cable to find her runaway friend, Shay. if she refuse to cooperate she will stay as an Ugly FOREVER!

so first thing first, this book is nothing like the Huger Games.
i guess the concept of the way the people in the society lives is pretty cool, can you imagine living in a life where you are subjected to be pretty?no one will tease you and make fun of you, but in the back of my mind i find it morbid to defy to change the way we look. i just finished reading the book and up until now i don't get the essence or the author's point on why in this book they have to make everyone pretty. if people in this book just want to control the minds of people in their society, why can't they just do that? why do they have to make them pretty too???

as for the characters,
Tally at first i find her annoying cause she is soooo darn desperate to be a Pretty, but as you read on i can't actually blame her for wanting to be pretty cause all her life, her 16 years of existence she is branded as an Ugly and the way they used the term Ugly in this book is like you are an outcast to the society, the term UGLY is being referred as of today being called POOR, while being pretty on the other hand is like being called RICH. I actually like Shay more than Tally. cause Shay is like the kind of girl that is so Katniss-like, i actually thought she is the main character of the book cause she is the one determined to defy the society's law of being pretty, and i like the fact that she likes the way she looks.

i guess the moral of the book is Beauty is skin deep. that's the Moral i got form David and tally's relationship. but i don't feel any spark between them their relationship has no magic effect on me.

i gave this book 2 stars cause it is a tolerable book, some parts are boring and i guess there is no point of the book where i was excited to read it. the ending didn't even make me excited for the next book. so i guess i recommend this book if you just wanted something to read, or you just want to kill the boredom that you are experiencing.

May 8, 2011

Happy mother's day!

happy mother's day to all the mommies out there! spend this special day with them by giving them a kiss or a hug on this day!

so this is my ever so gorgeous mom! happy mother's day mommy! thanks for everything! mwah! :)

May 7, 2011

Anna dressed in blood

book synopsis via goodreads

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.

morning guys!

while browsing on goodreads i spotted this beautiful book cover... i'm excited to read this one! very action packed with ghost and a lot of slaying. *yay*! don't let the cover fool you though the main character is a guy. ^^ this book will be out on August 30, 2011

May 6, 2011

silence (hush,hush #3)

hey guys! check out the new book cover of silence (hush,hush #3)
i have to admit the cover is pretty darn awesome! ^^ but i gave up on this book series, i didn't even finished reading book 1... haha!  this book will be out on October 4th 2011.


Book Summary Via Goodreads
New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.
Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.
But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.
Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.
But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.

Book Title: Abandon (Abandon #1)
Author: Meg Cabot
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Chick Lit

My Rating:

    Book Review
this is my first Meg Cabot Novel, I only know Meg Cabot for writing the Princess Diaries series, so i read this book thinking that it's a chick lit novel. eventually i was wrong. this book is actually about the retelling of "The rape of Persephone" it's the old Greek myth where Hades, the lord of the underworld kidnapped Persephone and made her queen of the underworld. (ha! thanks to the Percy Jackson series for giving me this info) ^^

so basically the book's main character is Pierce Oliviera, she died once and escaped her death. Along with her coming back to life she brought a necklace with her, a necklace given to her by John or should I say the Hot version of Hades. LOL, that is supposed to keep her away from evil forces (the furies). so at first when i am reading this book i was a bit confused cause the intro did not exactly explained Pierce's death or her coming back to life. since i seldom read book synopsis, so eventually i have no idea what's going on the story, but as you read on you will get the whole idea of her death and her connection to John.

so did i like the book?

well actually some parts are tolerable, i keep on thinking on it's relation to the "rape of Persephone" cause Pierce actually escaped the underworld by throwing a hot cup of tea to John's face so meaning she is not held captive in the Underworld unlike in the myth.
this is told from Pierce POV, i don't know if she is really naive or that she doesn't really have sufficient knowledge on her surroundings, she is just kinda actually an impassive character in this book.

as for John, well ha! John is actually my eye-candy... eepppp! i have a huge crush on him he reminds me of Dimitri of vampire academy.

in overall the book is an OK read, kinda boring in some parts but the ending is good, and I'm a sucker for Greek myths and any mythology related books. so I'm quite satisfied on this one, i recommend it to people who like Greek myths as well.

so this book is actually a trilogy and i guess I'm looking forward for the next two books. :)

May 5, 2011



yay! the new cover of pretty little liars is finally out! hmmmm... i really don't know how will Sara Shepard continue the series, but it looks like Alison is not dead yet..... i'm wondering what kind of tactics she will do to scare the 4 girls... this book will be out on July.

across the universe

Book Summary Via Goodreads
A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder. Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

Book Title: Across the Universe (Across the Universe#1)
Author: Beth Revis
Genre: YA Science fiction, Dystopia
My Rating:★★★★☆

check out the book trailer guys!

you see this book's cover? you see how the boy is just inches apart from the girl like he is about to kiss her?? well let me tell you this! ha! don't let it fool you! this book is not about romance it's about LUST.MURDER.MYSTERY.LIES.RUNNING.FREEZING.AND A WHOLE LOT OF STARS. haha! :)

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Amy- erm... Amy? what to say about Amy? Amy is actually a very neutral character in this book, you neither lover her nor hate her, she is not actually the type of heroine the you will love or get annoyed, i mean she is very neutral! i guess she is what you call an "in between" . i can describe her as being very inquisitive,smart and she loves her parents so much. so yeah i don't feel any character attachment to Amy.

Elder- yes, that's his real name! :). when i first met elder there is one word to describe him a pervert! ha! he actually likes looking at Amy naked on the frozen glass chamber plus having some perverted thoughts, he is very attracted to Amy cause she is different, cause you see in the godspeed (the spaceship) they are all mono ethnic meaning that they all look alike, so seeing Amy being all different with sunset hair and fair skin he is really fascinated with her.well his fascination led to something... hmmm.. let's just say that his fascination with Amy made him do something impulsive. *wink*

so elder is actually the future leader of the ship,he is thought by his mentor Eldest. at first i thought his a pervert but he is actually nice if you read on, i like the fact that he is not a "power hungry" type of leader like eldest



this my friends is the Godspeed! the whole book evolve around this spaceship, but even though the author made the setting of the story only in this spaceship, the author described it in the way, that you will not think that the characters are only moving on a limited place. i find this spaceship really cool, actually everything is described here being all so futuristic.

the plot of the book is actually about Amy being frozen with her parents in Godspeed ,they are expected to be awakened when they landed a whole new type of earth, so basically they should be awakened 300 years after, but Amy on the other hand was awakened 50 years earlier. and not only that but a lot of people is being murdered on their glass chamber, and its up to Amy and Elder to uncover who is the real murderer and uncover the lies on the ship.

the book is actually a page turner cause i am really anxious to know who is the murderer.

in a way the book is kinda weird cause of all the people in the spaceship being all impassive and being all zombie-like because of the drugs being spiked in their water. the "season" is another intriguing thing in this book, it actually means that it is the time of the month were people in the ship are about to mate like animals, they can all do it publicly like what animals does. >:) haha.


overall this book is actually nice, if you like mysteries and murder with a little hint of sci-fi on the side you get to actually like the book... my only criticism is that i don't feel any character attachment and the ending is kinda confusing, you really don't know who to trust in the end. :)

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May 4, 2011


 book summary via Goodreads

Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding.

 Book title: Mockingjay (Hunger Games#3)
Author: Suzanne Collins
My Rating: ★★★★★

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My name is Katniss Everdeen.

Why am I not dead?

I should be dead.

Mockingjay! Mockingjay! I guess I’m the only person living on earth who hasn’t read this book yet, but you see this book was out in hard bound and I don’t buy hard bound books, but I luckily spotted a paperback edition of this book at NBS , so I guess I am one lucky gal to spot the last copy of this book in paperback*smug smile*

The first thing I spotted about mockingjay is it’s very low average rating (4.04) and I was incredulous! I can’t believe that this book has a low average rating I mean, come on! This is hunger games we are talking about, HUNGER GAMES! It’s average rating is almost as same as Hush,hush and angelfire and I didn’t even finish reading those books! I even regretted reading those two books. BLAH! So I was ballistic and my OCD just kicked in to its highest level. :D

Well, well after reading MJ do I think it deserved a low average rating? Well I guess. because you see MJ is not like THG and CF. cause THG has heart pounding adrenaline kicking in to it, while CF on the other hand has a mind boggling twist and cliff hanger, but MJ? MJ is kind of depressing cause in this book it actually talks about the actual rebellion, the aftershock, the WAR, the rebels and Katniss being the mockingjay and a LOT of people really died in this book, my fingers are not enough to count them all and the dying and murders just happens soooo fast one blink and BAM! He is dead another blink and BAM! She’s dead.

But those are just the couple of pages the next pages will caught you of guard! Damn! Especially part 2 and part 3, sheesh! All the blood and gore is in there all the twist and “unexpected”. And as for the peeta fans out there, our boy with bread is not the same as we saw him in the previous books, he is not actually the smiling and sweet Peeta we used to know. Hmmm. I won’t tell you why cause that will be like a huge spoiler that I will reveal. Haha!

I gave this book 5 stars because maybe I am not expecting this kind of ending, and MJ may not be as great as THG and CF but this one has a certain depth in to it, like how katniss cope up with all the things that happened in her life and the economic, political and ethical state of panem the turmoil that each and everyone has gone through. And I like it how peeta and katniss get to have kids. The epilogue is a really nice touch to be honest. :)

Well, I am really gonna miss the girl on fire I’m actually happy that I get to meet katniss everdeen , maybe in the near future I wanna be like her (I’m already 18 but WTH right? A girl can dream) I’m not wishing to be a face of rebellion but I wish I can be like her you know? Being fierce and tough hard-headed yet knowing her limitations. Katniss Everdeen is a legend and she will be forever marked in my mind, and I love Suzzane Collins for making a great YA heroine. So yeah girl on fire I’m gonna miss you and may the odds be ever in your favor. :’) *sniff,sniff*

"you see that? fire is catching! and if we burn, you burn with us"

***i'll never ever forget this line! sheesh! this line gave me goosebumps!

anyways this actually gonna be a movie, and i know i'm not the only one ranting about Josh Hutcherson playing Peeta i think he is more suitable to play Gale.... (who agrees with me?)

this is how i picture Peeta


i know some people will disagree but when i first saw chord overstreet on glee i was like "OMG! it's Peeta Mellark in the flesh!" haha! so i'm looking forward to the movie even though i'm not a big fan of the picked cast, but we'll see. ;)

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