Sunday, October 8, 2017

Reawakened (Reawakened #1) by Colleen Houck Review

When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification.

And she really can't imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe to find his brothers and complete a grand ceremony that will save mankind.
 
But fate has taken hold of Lily, and she, along with her sun prince, Amon, must travel to the Valley of the Kings, raise his brothers, and stop an evil, shape-shifting god named Seth from taking over the world.

From New York Times bestselling author Colleen Houck comes an epic adventure about two star-crossed teens who must battle mythical forces and ancient curses on a journey with more twists and turns than the Nile itself. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Matched (Matched #1) by Ally Condie Review

In the Society, officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die. 
Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one…
until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion.
Matched is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonance of a classic.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Book blogger's post-hiatus rant

One of the main reasons I'd started this blog was to have a place where I could pour out all my shallow fangirlish thoughts, no boundaries, no judgments, no nothing. I have come a long way since then, seen a lot of things, been through a lot--one thing that probably hasn't changed (as much) is my constant pull towards a good read. I'd rather choose reading over sleeping any day if I could. However, life happens, and then you are given a set of priorities that needs to come before everything else. Currently I'm in a situation where I have to study, work and manage everything practically by myself. I'm not complaining: after all, I did take "the road less traveled by" (Frost is my favorite poet, in case you were wondering where that reference came from all of a sudden).

So, yes, I will be posting my bookish thoughts here, because, hey, a girl's gotta live. But it may not be as regular as I used to do before. And it may not be as long as I used to write before. I'll still try to post reviews and hauls and stuff, but I've never wanted book blogging to appear more like an obligation or a task to me, so I'm not going to push myself if I don't feel like writing longer reviews or doing something only because everyone is doing it. Life is already hard for me as it is (again, not complaining), and whatever I'm going through right now is like a whole new BIG, intimidating, thrilling experience and an experiment for me...so I think I could skip other complications for now.

In the past, I've posted here because I loved to do so, and that's exactly how it is going to be in the future as well. If you're reading this: thank you for bearing with the rant, and welcome :)





Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hiatus (about to end)...

This blog is undergoing some major and minor changes. I'll be back soon(-ish)!


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks {REVIEW}

Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom...
Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

This Song will Save Your Life by Leila Sales {MINI REVIEW}

Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing.

Told in a refreshingly genuine and laugh-out-loud funny voice, This Song Will Save Your Life is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.

Monday, May 16, 2016

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger {REVIEW}


Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.

Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.