Monday, July 22, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) by Kristin Cashore

I finally finished reading Graceling by Kristin Cashore yesterday. And yes, I liked it in some ways but I have to admit that it took me a while before I actually finished it. It started a bit slow for me and I have this love-hate relationship with the heroine Katsa. Got this book for only 150php, btw.

First of all, I really wanted to like Katsa very much. I did like her in some ways. She was kick-ass and is definitely one tough cookie. I really like the fact that she's a better fighter than everyone else around her. Unfortunately, she's also one helluva pessimist and I feel like she has this angst every now and then. I really did want to like her but for some reason she's somewhat in between. I still have mixed feelings until now.

And then, there's Po. Oh, how I love Po. He really is Prince Charming. The guy just made me swoon one very scene. I think he's the reason why I actually decided to finish this book. I just love the guy. I just feel so awful because of what happened towards the end but whatever. There are still Fire and Bitterblue. A lot of things can still happen.

Overall, the book is a decent read. It started a bit slow for me but I did manage to push through. I think the second and third part of the book made up for the slowness of the beginning. I would definitely read the other two novels when I get my hands on them. I'd give this a 4/5 stars.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah R. Miller

Wow, it's been a while since I last created a blog post. I've reviewed books every now and then but I haven't exactly been updating my blog. Sorry about that my readers. I've read a couple of books and have reviewed them on Goodreads though. Anyhoo, I literally just finished reading The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller a couple of minutes ago and I just had the sudden urge to actually update my blog. I got my copy a couple of weeks ago and I have to say that I did like this. It was a very quick read. The story revolves around a girl named Maddie btw.

First and foremost, I have to admit that I have this love-hate relationship towards Maddie. There are times when I actually find myself sympathizing with her. Other times, I felt like she was just too shallow for her own good. I sometimes feel like she didn't really give the people around her enough credit to actually like her despite her geeky side. Anyhow, I think she made up for her misgivings towards the end so yeah, in some ways I appreciated her. Haha. I did find Logan adorable. Haha. Oh yeah, weakness for hot geeky guys.

Overall, I really loved this book. It wasn't exactly a spectacular read or anything but it was enough to actually entertain me and give me a good laugh. I did have a bit of a hard time understanding some of the RPG terms but other than that I actually enjoyed it. I loved most of the characters except for Kelsey and Rayann who were both bitches. I'd give this a 4/5 stars though.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Stacking The Shelves #20


Stacking the Shelves is a new meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or from the library, review books and of course ebooks!

Got a couple of books this past month. I haven't exactly been buying that much since my TBR is still very high at the moment. I did order a few from TBD so yeah, I still have some pending orders.

     Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Rachel LaFevers
 If I Should Die (Revenants #3) by Amy Plum
                       How My Summer Went Up In Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

        From top to bottom:
One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern
South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
Goddess (Starcrossed #3) by Josephine Angelini
The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah R. Miller
Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) by Katie McGarry
Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1) by Katie McGarry
The Collector (Dante Walker #1) by Victoria Scott
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Not in the picture)

                                               That's it. What did you guys get?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

BOOK REVIW: If I Should Die (Revenants #3) by Amy Plum

It has definitely been a long long time since I last wrote a proper review and I must say that I actually missed it. Anyhow, I'm so sorry for not updating my blog but here I am now. I recently finished reading Amy Plum's If I Should Die and I must say this is one of those books that you wouldn't want to put down. Anyhoo, the novel is told in Kate's POV again.

Got this from The Book Depository a few days ago. I was just so excited to get this one since this is one of my favorite series. I had this happy-sad moments when I finished reading it. This is definitely my favorite in the entire series. I think Kate developed into an awesome character as the story progressed. I didn't expect the ending though. I was clutching my chest halfway through the book. I really didn't know what to expect. And Vincent as usual made my heart melt every now and then. I love the fact that Kate's and his love is one of those epic love stories that you wouldn't forget for a very long time. 

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this. It was definitely very entertaining and unputdownable. I was really excited for this one and had it pre-ordered a couple of months before its release. It had a bittersweet ending though with deaths on both the Numa and Bardia sides. The events in the book were very unexpected for me but all in all it was just awesome in every way. Two thumbs up Amy!

Rating: 5/5 stars

Monday, May 27, 2013


Kinda' been busy lately and my computer has been busted for quite some time now. But I do promise that I will update this blog as soon as I can.

And yes, I am still alive. Hi everyone!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Tiger's Quest (The Tiger Saga #2) by Colleen Houck

You guys have no idea how much I missed writing reviews! I finally managed to finish Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck. I think it took me two weeks to finish reading this. Not that it was awful or anything. On the contrary it's as awesome as the first. I just couldn't squeeze it in since my schedule has been pretty tight recently. Anyhoo, the story picks up a few months after the events from the first novel took place.

And I'm so sorry for being too lazy to actually take a picture of my paperback. Haha. Anyhow, this would be a quick and rushed review since I still have to go to work in  about two hours but don't worry I'll try to make sense of whatever it is I'm trying to say. So to start with, I had mixed feelings with regards to Kelsey on this one. I really have no idea why she's acting the way she is. I know she's in love with Ren and everything but why does she have the urge to actually entertain the possibility of having Kishan as her other half as well. I feel like she's using the brothers as the heir and the spare which is a bit disappointing for some reason. I really feel like both brothers deserve to have their happy endings and Kishan definitely does not deserve to be the spare if ever Ren is not at her disposal. Anyhow, I have this love-hate relationship with Kelsey right now. My heart did go out to her towards the latter part of the book.

Moving on to the brothers, Ren and Kishan, for some reason I had a very hard time deciding who I should side with. Haha. I like them both and my dilemma is who should end up with who. Everything is very unpredictable at this point. I really hope the get their happy endings. I think both of them deserve to be happy. I can assure you one thing though both guys are definitely swoon-worthy.

Overall, I must say that I still enjoyed reading this even if Kelsey did manage to annoy me from time to time. I think she's very lucky to have both  brothers at her disposal. Both of them  love her and I think she should just let  go of the other one if he doesn't have a chance at all. No one deserves to be the spare. The mix of the romance with the adventure aspect of the novel allowed me to enjoy it  even more. I think this deserves another 5/5 stars. Well done Colleen  Houck.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #18

Stacking the Shelves is a new meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or from the library, review books and of course ebooks!

Got a couple of books this week.

The Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders #1) by Peter Lerangis

Tiger's Quest (Tiger's Saga #2) by Colleen Houck 

Tiger's Voyage (Tiger's Saga #3) by Colleen Houck

Tiger's Destiny (Tiger's Saga #4) by Colleen Houck


Some swag (signed stuff) from JeanBookNerd.

Thanks so much!