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.