Aug 31, 2011

Book Review: Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Synopsis from Goodreads
Chloe's older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can't be captured or caged. When a night with Ruby's friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers the dead body of her classmate London Hayes left floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away from town and away from Ruby.

But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns to town two years later, deadly surprises await. As Chloe flirts with the truth that Ruby has hidden deeply away, the fragile line between life and death is redrawn by the complex bonds of sisterhood.

Book Title: Imaginary Girls
Author: Nova Ren Suma
Genre: YA,Mystery
My Rating:

Book Review

what to say? what to say?
when i actually finished reading this book i really don't know how to make a review out of it, i just think Imaginary girls is the kind of book that left me really dumbfounded when i finished reading it, and oh trust me, i was speechless not in a good way, not in a very good way at all.

let's first go with the pros of the book:
I think the book has a very captivating premise plus the very nice book cover! oh come on! the book cover is really nice! the book cover is enough for me to think that this book is filled with mystery and the tag line "secrets never stay below the surface"  is something really eerie and creepy and I am the kind of reader that is in to secrets and mystery.

second one is the writing style, i like how the book is written in a way it's kinda poetic and lyrical combined with the eeriness of it. it made me feel like the town of Olive is really Haunted.

ok lets proceed with the Cons:

I think Ruby's character is the most Love her or hate her character ever!! OMG! for one moment you will like her cause she cares so much of her younger sister Chloe, but at times you think she is just one hell of a bitch, she actually reminds me of Alison Dilaurentis in the Pretty little liars series, she is just plain manipulative and everyone adores her, but behind all those smiles and people adoring her, deep inside everyone hated her. >:)

i think the story has potential but it would have been great if the author provided a short glimpse or a side story on why Ruby has the ability to rise people from the dead or better yet she should have provide a history regarding the Reservoir, I mean a lot of question is swirling in my mind like, Is the reservoir really haunted? does it have lost spirit in it? after reading this book none of my questions were answered and i think the book just really left a reader like me very confuse and well really blank.

I just hoped that the story is really has a solid plot, there was this moment when i was reading this book and i was like "what the hell am I reading?" i can say that Imaginary girls is the kind of novel that has a scattered plot, i can't even come up with the right words on how to describe the story.

I'm not saying that the book is really bad, you should try it out if you like mystery, and if you happen to like it, please do enlighten me. :) and the ending is really nice in a way it's really bittersweet.

Aug 25, 2011

Book Review: Sing me To Sleep by Angela Morrison

synopsis from Goodreads


Beth has always been "The Beast" - that's what everyone at school calls her because of her awkward height, facial scars, and thick glasses. Beth's only friend is geeky, golden-haired Scott. That is, until she's selected to be her choir's soprano soloist, and receives the makeover that will change her life forever.


When Beth's choir travels to Switzerland, she meets Derek: pale, brooding, totally dreamy. Derek's untethered passion - for music, and for Beth - leaves her breathless. Because in Derek's eyes? She's not The Beast, she's The Beauty.


When Beth comes home, Scott, her best friend in the world, makes a confession that leaves her completely torn. Should she stand by sweet, steady Scott or follow the dangerous, intense new feelings she has for Derek?


The closer Beth gets to Derek, the further away he seems. Then Beth discovers that Derek's been hiding a dark secret from her that could shatter everything.

Book title: Sing me to Sleep
Author: Angela Morrison
My Rating:

Book Review

When i was reading this book, i feel like I am watching Ugly Betty and Nodame Cantabile... we get to meet Beth who is known to her classmates as the "Beast" cause of what she looks like, but even though she is ugly she has a wonderful voice. and along her choir competition she met a guy, a guy she truly loved and they share the same passion for music but when she returned home she realized that her best friend Scott, who has been with her along the way loves her also.

My Thoughts?

at first i think the description given to Beth was a bit too exaggerated i can't imagine someone looking so horrible, she even made kids cry and i can't imagine someone being called a "beast" oh trust me i know what it's like to be bullied, but what has Beth gone through is a bit too much? i guess i can say that she is Bullied very severely .

the plot of the story is your very usual ugly duckling turned into a beautiful swan, but that didn't made the story your typical fairy tale, cause there is something behind the book title, the story is actually heart breaking. i never guessed that it would end like that, and also i never would have guess what is up with Derek.

Overall: a so-so book, i'm not actually a big fan of romance it will take a lot of drama for me to be moved by a certain romance novel, so this one is a nice quick read, not my cup of tea but this one left me really refreshed and i feel like smiling to the whole world when i was done reading it. 

Aug 12, 2011

Book Review: Twisted by Sara Shepard

Synopsis from Goodreads
It’s been a year since the torturous notes from A stopped and the mystery of Alison DiLaurentis’s disappearance was finally put to rest. Now seniors in high school, Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily are older, but they’re not any wiser. The Pretty Little Liars have more secrets than ever - twisted secrets that could destroy the perfect lives they’ve worked so hard to rebuild.

Aria’s jealous of her boyfriend’s new exchange student. Spencer’s getting a little too cozy with her soon-to-be-stepbrother. Hanna’s one scandalous photo away from ruining her dad’s Senate campaign. And Emily will do anything to get a swim scholarship.

Worst of all: Last spring break in Jamaica, they did something unforgivable. The girls are desperate to forget that fateful night, but they should know better than anyone that all secrets wash ashore … eventually

Book Title: Twisted (Pretty Little Liars #9)
Author: Sara Shepard
Genre: YA,Fiction,Mystery
My Rating:

Book Review

as all of have know i am eagerly awaiting for this book, cause i have finished the entire book series and i was really shocked that the author came up with another one my mind just went blank when i heard that Sara Shepard will make another installment of the book series, i was like "OMG!!! the girls won't have their happy ending yet!" *evil grin* . so i have really a high expectation for this book.

this book continued where the previous book has left of, this talks about the life of the 4 girls after Alison's attempted murder, one thing i noticed about this book, is nothing really much has change the girls are still flirty,stupid and gullible as ever, they keep on making the same mistake over and over again!!! I mean come on??? are they that stupid?? gee! (sorry!) gosh!

one thing to look out for in this book is maybe the 4 girls has another secret that they are keeping and A is on the look out to reveal their secret, i guess that's what i am just looking forward in this book, and when i was reading this i can't help but to feel sorry for Aria,Hanna,Spencer and Emily.. they deserve to have at least a normal life but gee... they never get a chance to have a decent life.

Overall: I think you would like this if you are a true blue PLL fan and just adore the characters that much, for me i think i have enough of it. i guess it would have been a great idea if the book just end in Wanted. *sighs* but it is still a nice mystery book, i just think i got tired of the characters and the plot. IDK if I'll read the next one.

Aug 3, 2011

Book Review: We'll Always have Summer by Jenny Han

Synopsis from Goodreads

It's been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college-- only, their relationship hasn't exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It's time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.

Book Title: We'll always have Summer (Summer #3)
Author: Jenny Han
Genre: Realistc Fiction,YA Fiction,Romance
My Rating:

Book Review

This is the last book of the Summer Series, so to be totally honest i was preparing my emotional state when i was reading this cause i have said in my previous review of the 2nd book i was as confuse as Belly was, don't know which is the right guy for Belly.

the 3rd book is about Belly having a relationship with the other Fisher Brother Jeremiah, so Jeremiah did somethig really bad like *coughs* cheated on Belly, so to make up with all that mistake he asked Belly to marry him cause they loved each other so much.

My thoughts??

erm. hmmmm... well i am glad to say that i didn't brawl my eyes out while reading it, reading this one is just made me as confuse as the 2nd book, *sighs* while I'm reading this i can't help but to feel sorry for the characters, they are just so emotionally tormented GOD!! oh my! never have i seen such rawness... of all the characters i feel very sorry for Jeremiah, cause i guess he truly loved Belly i mean even though he cheated at least he was honest enough to admit it unlike Conrad! Duh! WTH! he just realized that he loves Belly when he lost her!

"Would you pick someone you loved or someone who loves you?"

the book really answered the question i have stated above cause the book really thought me that your first love will always and will remain in your heart, no matter what happens although you'll find another one, but still your first love will still remain little fragment in your heart *sighs*.

so the summer series has come to an end, well i can say that this is a nice book, very new and fresh and contemporary. the love that exist here is has different faces, like loving your family members, selfless love, selfish one. i was a bit satisfied about this book, the ending is quite good i would have given it a 5 star rating but the ending is quite what  haven't expected. but the book is still a nice read. :)

Aug 2, 2011

IMM (4)

The Noah sisters rule Titan High with their beauty, brains, and magical powers.

Each year they play a secret game: Crushed. The girls pick their targets carefully and blow enchanted dust into the boy’s faces, charming them, but this year Kristen makes a grave mistake. She chooses the wrong boy and almost dies that same day. Coincidence? Maybe.

But something isn’t quite right about Zach Bevian. He doesn’t behave like a boy who’s been Crushed. He goes from hot to cold, from looking at her with contempt to asking her out on a date. She doesn’t know what to think. Does he hate her or is he truly falling for her? Is he trying to kill her, or is he trying to save her?

Received an this as an ebook format from the author, i'll find time to read and review this one.. :)

Aug 1, 2011

TBR for August

August book Line Up:

Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
Tell me a Secret by Holly Capula
Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
Airborne by Constance Harper
Burn Bright by Marriane de Pierres

I wasn't able to read all my TBR list last month. *shame* so i just obliged myself to read 5 books this month. LOL.

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