Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Read from September 15 to 21, 2013
"Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.
Tessa Gray should be happy – aren't all brides happy? Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shaodwhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her."I was a mess by the time I finished reading this book! I just wanted to cry, laugh and do a happy dance all at the same time!
The last book that made me cry was Private Peaceful and this made me tear up even worse! That ending was so beautiful! The epilogue just killed me! Tore-my-heart-into-tiny-pieces killed me!
Oh, and Tessa, and Will, and Jem... oh my God! They will always be my heroes! Especially Will! Clare made me love them all by bearing their souls in this series, but I always loved Will from the first time he appeared, unknowingly breaking through to Tessa's rescue. It just killed me to read that epilogue! And Jem! Our sweet, angelic Jem! My heart stopped when Will saw Jem at Cadair Iris! And then Tessa, and Sophie, and Charlotte, and Henry, and Gabriel, and Gideon, and everyone! This ragtag team of Shadowhunters of the London Institute will always have a special place in my heart! Always!
And although this series had romance and drama and humour, what really got me was the bond between Will and Jem! The parabatai bond between these two will continue to be something sacred in my eyes, because what they have is not something that can be explained with mere words! Their love just ripped my heart in two!
All in all, The Infernal Devices is the most beautiful series I've ever read! I will never forget just how amazing, epic, phenomenal, beautiful this series is! Cassandra Clare, you have written the most amazing, epic, phenomenal, beautiful books I've ever read! And if I do meet you face-to-face by some amazing luck, I'll most probably drop to the floor and kiss your feet for your epicness!
My Goodreads review
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
"On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.
Then there’s gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the wrong people notice, they'll both be targets.
Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive."
This was absolutely amazing! I was mind-blown by how good it was! I was literally sucked into the story from the very first chapter!
Katie was a pretty good main character. She was strong, brave and had a broken past, what with her mom's death. And then there's Tomohiro, the drop-dead gorgeous start kendo player of Suntaba High School. I literally melted into a gooey mess as soon as Tomohiro made his first appearance. Oh yes, Tomohiro - with his mysterious past and bad boy attitude - got me with his first ever mention. And then Jun! Personally, he seemed like a nice guy that was just trying to hit on our Katie, but then Sun goes straight ahead and pulls a plot-twister on us. Way to go, Sun!
The plot was so good! I loved everything about the story-line! I loved how Japanese it was and how Katie tries to meld into this foreign culture and the way that Katie finds a surprising friend in Tomo! And it was never boring! Every chapter, every word held me enchanted! And the tension was great! Trying to figure out what's going on and keeping a close eye on anything suspicious was so fun!
Overall, Amanda Sun has created a mesmerizing world and I am so dying to the read the sequel, Rain. Eeeeeeeeeee! This wait is killing me!
My Goodreads review
Read from April 13 to 17, 2013
"Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate -- a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister -- and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves.
My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? Once again, in My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity."
Basically, the only reason why I dragged this book off its lonesome shelf in a bookstore was because I watched the ending scenes of that movie. It was so heartwrenching that I just grabbed the book and stuffed it in my cart. I'm glad I did!
It was no secret that the story was going to be sad from the very beginning, and it was! It was as if the very family in the story had forgotten what life was like before disaster struck, and I liked that. Having witnessed a cancer patient's deterioration over a span of two years myself, I knew that was what it was like. So, in a way, the story gripped me from the start.
I was glued to book throughout and it was impossible to distinguish between my feelings and those of the characters. Picoult's writing was so intense that I didn't realize that I was feeling the very exact emotions of the characters until I neared the end.
Throughout, the novel was a great page-turner! There was nothing boring about it! It was as if I myself was trying to do what the characters were trying. I couldn't bring myself to hate anyone either. It was hard to judge (am I thinking what the rest of you who read this book are thinking?) who was doing the right thing when the very line between good and bad was blurred.
And that ending was shocking! I was so shocked that I actually gasped out loud! Anyway, I'm not going to say too much about that because I just might spoil it!
Overall, this book was real good! A must for all readers!
My Goodreads review
"They've gone now, and I'm alone at last. I have the whole night ahead of me, and I won't waste a single moment of it... I want tonight to be long, as long as my life...
As young Thomas Peaceful looks back over his childhood from the battlefields of the First World War, his memories are full of family life deep in the countryside.
But the clock is ticking, and every moment he spends remembering how things used to be, means another moment closer to something which will change his life for ever."
This was so beautiful! I've always loved English countrysides and this was so perfect! There was something so radiant about the Peacefuls' lives and then you can literally feel that radiance dulling into a somber gray as the war approaches!
I'll admit that Morpurgo was and is one of my all-time favourites. I've read a handful of his books before and they were really good, but Private Peaceful was by far the most beautiful! Personally, I wouldn't have read the book if I hadn't read about in Wordsmith, but reading it was a truly marvellous experience!
Tommo was the main character here, but Morpurgo had me loving Charlie from the first chapter itself. There was something very charming and attractive about Charlie that made me go, "Oh, I love him!" from the very first.
Oh, and that ending! It was amazing! Sad, yes, but truly amazing! It brought me to tears reading those last paragraphs! And it was soooo unexpected! I was literally punched in the gut by that ending! Absolutely marvellous!
Even when remembering the book after a week or so, I feel compelled to try and jump into that world! Its charm and beauty never ran out!
My Goodreads review
Sunday, July 21, 2013
It contains everything I love: Japan, broody heartthrob, mystery and more Japan! My heart literally melted when reading that first chapter!
Well, the bad news is that it just got released, so I'm probably gonna end up waiting forever to get my hands on a paperback copy. And yes, paperback! Paperbacks make the stories even more precious, because they are so beautiful! Have you even seen INK's cover? It's beyond gorgeous!
Anyway, now I'm hellbent on gaining possession of a paperback copy of INK! Wish me luck!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
I'm so excited to see the Hokages, Team Taka and Orochimaru going up against Madara and Obito! It's gonna be the most epic battle EVER!!! And is SasuSaku gonna come true?!?
I'M DYING TO READ THE NEXT CHAPTER!!!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Read from January 07 to 13, 2013
"In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, while her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will - the wall he has built around himself is crumbling.
Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers to who she is and what she was born to do? As their search for the truth leads the three friends into peril, Tessa's heart is increasingly torn, especially when one of their own betrays them..."
This was so amazing!!! It was sooooo good! I've never read anything like this! It was absolute perfection! I loved everything about it! It had me fangirling like crazy! I've never fangirled like this ever before!!!
First of all, I love the teamwork between Jem and Will. Their parabatai brotherhood is one of the most amazing details in this series. By making it impossible to choose between the two Shadowhunters, Clare makes their relationship so believable! I'll most probably slap someone senseless if they so much as call those 2 characters fictitious!
And then all the questions! Clare kept me dying to know the answers to all the questions that kept on arising from end to beginning!
Actually, the whole this was so damn perfect that it almost made me cry when the book ended! It was so damn perfect!
BUT THEN THERE'S CLOCKWORK PRINCESS COMING UP!!!
I loathe it and love it at the same time. Loathe it because it would be the last book of TID! How is that even possible?!? So far, I have its beautiful cover to satisfy me though:
And then the jacket cover!
Friday, January 11, 2013
My reaction? Best book trailer ever!!! It looks amazing! I just loved everything about it!