Apr 28, 2012

Book Review: The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

In the end, all that's left is an echo... Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet's talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals—including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe—it's Violet's job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by "the girlfriend collector" she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new "relationship" and Violet may have caught his eye....
Book Title: The Last Echo ( The Body Finder #3)
Author: Kimberly Derting
My Rating: 3/5 stars


 hmmm.. I wonder what happened to my favorite book series. I have really High expectations from this one cause I have loved the first 2, from the series. this one focuses on Violet being part of a team of psychics which are all willing to help to solve crimes and murders. My first thought is like: "Yes! this is gonna be exciting cause the book won't just be about vi and Jay.

But I get to see different characters and different supernatural powers" At first I thought the whole book was cool, cause I can see that the story is kinda exploring some other things rather than the romance only. But as I read on I think the whole book kinda gets repetitive, it always has the same plot like Violet and Jay having troubles in their relationship, and also the mystery and murder is pretty much the same as always, some psychos are hunting down girls, and Violet always get to be the victim and maybe because I gave this one a low rating is because I've just recently finished reading Perception (Clarity #2) and this two books has like a very huge resemblance with each other.

 I am torn actually that I gave this one a low rating considering that I love this book series so much. But nevertheless it is kinda enjoyable, and I don't know if this is the last of the series. but If I get to pick between Rafe and Jay. I'll certainly pick Jay.

Apr 26, 2012

Book Cover: The Lost Prince (Iron Fey #5)

*SQUEE* asdfghjkl!!! OH MY GOD! Ethan is soooo HOT! can't freaking wait to read this one!!! AHHHH! I am really lost for words! OMG!!

Apr 22, 2012

Book Review: The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

Book Title: The Fault In our Stars
Author: John Green
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars


my 4th John Green Novel, and I was *this* close to give this one a 5 star Rating. oh my.

this is really really different from the 3 previous books I have read from the same author, John Green. From the start of the novel their is a very evident change in John Green's writing style and that is using a teenage girl POV for narrating the whole story, you know John green, right? he writes story from a point of view of a guy. and giving out dirty jokes in the story here and there. But this one is entirely different. This story is about two cancer survivors, Hazel and Agustus. I for one think that John Green made a very bold choice of the main plot will be, cause for me Cancer is such a very hard topic to make out a story for, cause we all know that cancer has ruined many people's life we all know that a person who's been through it has really suffered greatly, and John Green just delivered these assumption flawlessly, in a way the book was written in a light fashion way but still has a hint of seriousness in it.

as I've said this is my 4th John Green novel, and this would have to be the first one that made me teary eyed. Not teary eyed because of the jokes and humor (cause John Green is really known to make books with jokes and humor) but because of how the story was narrated by a cancer survivor and how she deals with her life living everyday with uncertainty cause there is this fear that cancer will reoccur again and she'll have to fight for her life again. and the love story is really unique. OH , I mean imagine a loving someone knowing that you both are bound to not to be with each other for a long time. OH GOD! I can't imagine loving like that. John Green really showed how brave the Hazel and Agustus are. They fought cancer, they lived there life even though there is like a least chance of survival.

A lot of readers are saying that John Green keeps on making books of the same plot,genre,settings and dialogues, well looks like the ranting will have to stop cause Mr. Green just step out of his comfort zone and wrote a book that is completely not his signature style. and by that I am really pleased. I would have given this book 5 stars I am like a verge of giving this book a perfect rating, but the ending was not what I have expected,  AHHH! it would have been great if the ending was different, but nevertheless i enjoyed every single page of this book, and I am now an official disciple of John Green, GOSH! this dude just rocks.

Apr 19, 2012

Book Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought.

Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.

Book Title: Hallowed (Unearthly #2,)

Author: Cynthia Hand

My Rating:


I am not the biggest fan of the first book,Unerathly. just gave the first book a 3 star rating, cause I didn't exactly enjoyed it as much as the others, and i was not planning to read this one, besides from the fact that netgalley denied my request to read an advance copy of the book, (yeah, I was so sad that they denied my request) haha! I guess the first book didn't give me enough excitement to read this one. But since I am out of books to read I decided to go for this one.

what to say? what to say?

I say that this one is a big improvement, we all know that Clara has an unknown purpose right? I mean her purpose is not certain on what it is about, well in this book this kinda somehow answered that question, and I was really pleased on how this book was written , I mean I really feel like every sentence and words spoken by the chracters are really hmmm.. Magical? woah! i really don't know how to describe the words used in this book but it has somehow gave me this feeling that I am living in world full of magic and wonders.

I like how the secrets were unraveled in this book, OMG! it's like Cynthia Hand just gave me a poundful of chocolate and shove it right in my mouth! oh yes! that's how good this book is, and I guess I appreciate the characters in this book, lots of new and intriguing additional characters were introduced here.

as for the romance part. HELL i don't care to which boy Clara will end up with! both guys are really HOT and worth of Clara's heart! KYAAA! and besides i am not after the romance in this book, I am after the angel stuff and unraveling more mysteries on who Clara is and what is her real purpose.

OH my! reading this one is such a remarkable experience. looking forward for the next book and I know It'll be a thousand times better than this one. :D

Apr 12, 2012

Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Book Title: The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
My Rating:


I've never been to a circus. NEVER!i think in my country, Philippines I don't know if it's been in our culture to have circuses around, but i think our Local "Perya"/ "peryahan" comes pretty close to what a circus is, as described in the books and as seen in a television. But it never has this kind of elements such as fortune tellers and spell bounding acts in our local "Perya" or maybe I am just a weirdo and such a Homebody that maybe there is a "real" circus lurking in our area that I have no idea that it is there. But nevertheless my close encounter to such circus is the "Peryahan"

This would have to be my second book about circus, the first one is Water for Elephants and the main reason that I've read that book was because it was made into a movie starring Robert Pattinson (call me crazy fangirl) well in this book the main reason that I've read it was because I have seen a lot of reviews saying that it has many surprises and I just happen to love surprises I like it when there will be a part in a book that my mouth will just be hanging open and even though my eyes are sore from continuous reading I'll endure that pain just to read the entire book, and well the circus setting ain't that bad to read. kinda longing for that setting of a book cause it's been a while since I've read a circus related book.

well did the book lived up with the expectation?

I can't give you a definite answer. I mean the night circus IS great. a book that contains an old victorian- adult plot with magic and sorcery on the side. and it is promising but the book is soooooooooooooooo Darn long. and regardless of the number of pages the book is so descriptive that it took me a while to finish it and even conjure on what kind of book this is, cause you see the main plot of the book is about the duel between the protege of the two renowned magicians and the concept of the game is in either you WIN OR YOU DIE. well that is the plot alright. but as you read on there are many sub stories on the side that it is kinda hard to make out on what the book is about. and OH darn, I can honestly say that the book did bore me. I was contemplating on skipping it but then again there are twists in the story and I am looking forward to know on what is the twists in the story. but somehow the twist was nice and promising. not kinda expecting for it to be the outcome of the story.

4 stars for the book:

-the romance was nice. you can feel the intensity of the attraction between Celia and Marco. INTENSE ATTRACTION is an underrated word to describe their romance. OOHHH! trust me.

- Nice sorcery and magic. feels like I am reading Harry Potter (cause of the sorcery in it) and not mainly focused on the circus acts but it has some kinda sorcery in it.

- Nice set of Characters.


don't read this one if you don't like long descriptive books that can bore you out. cause the downside of the book is I guess no pumping adrenaline in any page.

one piece of advice read this one on your own risks. not saying the book is entirely bad just very slow paced. but has Magic and surprises on the side that can make your mouth hang open. :D

Apr 11, 2012

Book Review: Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz

Finding your eternal soulmate - easy.

Stopping a true-love-hungry evil - not so much…

After breaking a centuries-old romantic curse, Emma Connor is (almost) glad to get back to normal problems. Although...it's not easy dealing with the jealous cliques and gossip that rule her exclusive Upper East Side prep, even for a sixteen-year-old newbie witch. Having the most-wanted boy in school as her eternal soul mate sure helps ease the pain-especially since wealthy, rocker-hot Brendan Salinger is very good at staying irresistibly close....

But something dark and hungry is using Emma and Brendan's deepest fears to reveal damaging secrets and destroy their trust in each other. And Emma's crash course in über-spells may not be enough to keep them safe…or to stop an inhuman force bent on making their unsuspected power its own

Book Title: Spellcaster (Spellbound #2)
Author: Cara Lynn Shultz
My Rating:

Book Review

this is the second book of the spell bound series, actually the first book of the series was a surprise for me, cause I was expecting to rant about it, i have this impression that the first book would be really trashy and cliche but it turns out that it was great, a little cliche here and there but i did enjoy reading it, enough for me to be excited to read the next book.

so the second book would have to be the continuation of brendan and emma's undying love for each other, I mean they really have the real deal of true love. the book is actually compose of their showy affection for each other, which is well a bit too good to be true. but the upside of the whole book is the withcy stuff that was shown here, and of course some history about witchcraft which i guess really liked, I mean this is the element present in the first book that made it really special, cause i guess the history being narrated and presented in the book, is very rich and very gothic, i guess this is the certain distinction that this book contains , than any PR books around.

the downside is that the book is kinda long, a book which contains this number of pages i would have read it over a day, but this one is not like that, the book is very redundant, it contains with on and off fights between emma and brendan and well , gosh! what is the point of fighting if they are like eternal lovers. no point in fighting if they'll be all lovey dovey up until the end, if the author just reduced the arguements between them the book would have been thinner. SERIOUSLY!

but the ending was really nice very hmmmmm!! WOW! i guess it realesed the whole dreaming -of - true-love-does-exist side of me. i don't know if this is the last book, but it is nice that the book get to end this way. :)

Apr 10, 2012

Book Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, she'll have to fight for it.Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans. As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person whom she would really rather not meet. Henry's first wife, Persephone

Book Title: Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test#2)
Author: Aimee Carter
My Rating:

Book Review

well this one was a surprise! Well actually I did like the first book , i mean the first one was good even though that the mythology in it was a bit different, and the first one actually has a nice ending and therefore i have no idea how the second book is gonna be.

actually I was surprise on how this book is written and presented. I guess I was ranting about the mythology in here cause the story of the gods and goddesses in this book is not like what I have known for what it is. but I guess that's the element in the book that made it somehow exciting, I would have never thought that Hera has her eyes on Hades. Like HEllo??? goddess of fertility and family would dare to cheat her husband? not like the Hera I know of, but in a way it gave the whole book an edge and somehow contained a lot of differences and made me have a wider perception about mythology. In a way I liked that Aimee Carter did a mix and match of the mythology in it.

so let's proceed to Henry and Kate, well I can say that I did feel sorry for both of them. you can't actually blame either of them to what they are feeling. I mean I can't blame Henry for trying to move on for being so in love with Persephone and you can't also blame Kate for wanting to feel Loved by Henry. GOSH! the last time I have this Emotional turmoil was the time I read The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. But I am glad their relationship turned out well at the end. but the relationship thingy in the book was the reason I gave the Book 4 stars, cause it contains a lot of complications and well i am not a fan of emtional turmoil and both of them have issues that can't be easily solved.

the ending was something I was so hyped about! the first book has a dull and boring ending but in the second book! Wow oh wow! very nice, Aimee carter! You do know how to make a reader want for more. KYAAA!! my Radar is on for the goddess inheretance. :))

Apr 2, 2012

Book Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Book Title: SpellBound (Hex Hall #3)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
My Rating; 3/5 stars

Book Review

wew! my first book review after a very very long time. tehee..

I really love Hex Hall y'all know that right? i mean it's really rare for me to like a heroine in the book, and Sophie is just the ideal main heroine for me and the two past books (Hex Hall and Demonglass) really pleased me. I promise you the two books were both light and humorous yet it is gripping.

but as for this 3rd book, i was actually looking forward for it. cause for those of you that have read the second book, the ending didn't actually make me satisfied cause as for me it is like the mother of all cliff hangers, i was formulating theories of my own on what would this book be like, and I was waiting, waiting. and time seem to run so fast in my life cause my busy activities at school and VIOLA! the book was out! and i was really really happy that i get to read this one. but that happiness was cut short cause the book didn't lived up to my expectations on this book, cause i think the whole book has gotten... hmmm. DARK? well Hex Hall series is known for its light and humorous content and I was just left unsatisfied in this series. of course the Ms.Mercer's snarkiness is still there but other than that the humor was just left with sophie's remarks.

i guess I was just sad that someone has to die, and that someone happens to be the most kind hearted person in the book, it was just sad. I was left with the idea that Cal has to die so that there won't be a love triangle in the book, and so that sophie won't get to choose.

but anyways i still love the series this third book just didn't do much for me to like it. if there is going to be a 4th book I'll sure read it.

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