Thursday, May 31, 2012

My Life In Black & White (ARC)

Alexa Mayer has been defined by her beauty her whole life. But in one night, everything changes. Lexi’s face goes through the windshield of the car her best friend’s brother is driving. Now Lexi not only has to recover from her injuries, but also come to terms with what happened—and what she saw—right before the accident. My Life in Black & White will leave you pondering this question long after you read the final page: If you lost the one thing that defined you, who would you be?

I have a copy of this book. Well, an Advance Uncorrected Proofs (AUP) copy to be specific. I thought it was an ARC copy. Oh well. It was pretty good book. I liked it. The cover looks awesome! Love it! I didn’t really like the protagonist’s attitude though. But I did learned something from her.

Oh I won these precious ARC copies from Ms Sales author of, Past Perfect. I would like to thank Ms Sales and Penguin Reads for the copies I got whether its ARC or whatever, I really appreciate these books!

Here’s a photo I took!

My Life in Black & White comes out in June!! Go grab a copy in bookstore!!

In the middle of the book, I got irritated by the protagonist, Alexa. She’s annoying! She whines and I don’t really like her points of view but I guess that’s the whole point of the book – I don’t know.. Probably to let us know how she really is self-centered and conscious of how she adore her looks. She’s obsesses! She makes comments on small things like it’s the biggest problems in the world! But as the book continues…she’s starting to actually open her eyes beyond of what she see in front of her.

I was thinking and looked at myself in the mirror and I was like, good thing I’m not into any of those cosmetics or anything got to do with beauty facial cosmetics stuffs. I don’t care what I looked like. At all. Every day I don’t think I spend hours in my room, just to see if I look pretty enough then go out. I don’t. I’m serious. I worried then not my face but my left ear. It has the white scar so obvious on it. I remember people judge me too about it and my zits. I just laughed at them and eventually they stopped asking about. I don’t why the curiosity any of these stuffs. I don’t understand why they even asked when it’s all normal. Scars, zits. Normal to have them. It’s not like I have anything weird.

OK probably that didn’t even make sense and I’m so out of point too, talking about the book and I got to talk about myself. That’s how I feel about the book though. It’s about: “Don’t let your face define you.” ;)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Future of Us

It’s 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They’ve been best friends almost as long – at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird between them ever since, but when Josh’s family gets a free AOL CD in the mail,his mom makes him bring it over so that Emma can install it on her new computer. When they sign on, they’re automatically logged onto their Facebook pages. But Facebook hasn’t been invented yet. And they’re looking at themselves fifteen years in the future.
By refreshing their pages, they learn that making different decisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later. And as they grapple with the ups and downs of what their futures hold, they’re forced to confront what they’re doing right – and wrong – in the present.

Not really 5 star for me. I thought it will be a splendid dystopian-in-the-future good book. It’s not a good book. It was ok. But really, I really didn’t like it. It was easy kind of problem in the story. I mean…there’s nothing in it. There’s one thing I learned though. I guess it was… about love. I don’t know what I’m saying. Don’t change who you are. Or something like that.

That’s it. That’s the problem with this book. The problem was not very complicated. It has a bit of a climax but it didn’t trigger mine that much. If you know what I mean by that. I’m not stopping anyone to read this book. You guys can check it out too! It’s up to you if you’re interested to find out about the book. You might like it or not. You and I are have different opinions.

I didn’t get it, you know. Jay Asher’s another book, 13 Reasons Why. I didn’t like that book either. I can’t even continue it. It’s not good!! I don’t think reading another Jay Asher book will be ever good. Ever. I had enough!! Sorry to those fans of Jay Asher books out there. But really… *sigh*

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Nine Lives of Chloe King: The Stolen

 Book Two, THE NINE LIVES OF CHLOE KING: The Stolen is currently available in print-on-demand and e-book editions, with a tie-in edition coming soon. In this second installment, Chloe moves into the secret headquarters of her cat-like Mai relatives. She’s caught between two worlds—and two boyfriends: one human, one Mai—but a cat always lands on her feet.

It’s the second book of Nine Lives of Chloe King!! Happy girl, hehe! I find it cute. The size of this book. It’s small, cute. Haha I wonder if what I’ll find inside is cute too. I guess I have to find out. I found out that it’s really awesome! Lots of fictional stuffs about cats in Egypt. And it’s a whole new kind of story for me! Omg I really like Brian than Alyec. I’m so sorry Russian cat boy I like the human guy LOLOL.

My…this book has a lot going on! It’s all the action and twists in it that captured me to continue reading it! I can’t wait to read The Chosen! I don’t want to spoil anymore of you about this one. I guess what I can tell you is just, go read it! It’s raawr meoooww (soooo good)!!! :D

“It takes nine blades to kill the One. The tenth is for the Tenth Blader if he fails.” I’m not a Team Chalyec, I go for team Chlian!! Hahah! :P

Monday, May 14, 2012

Twenty Boy Summer

“Don’t worry, Anna. I’ll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it.”
“Okay.”
“Promise me? Promise you won’t say anything?”
“Don’t worry.” I laughed. “It’s our secret, right?”


According to Anna’s best friend, Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there’s a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there’s something she hasn’t told Frankie–she’s already had her romance, and it was with Frankie’s older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.
TWENTY BOY SUMMER explores what it truly means to love someone, what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every beautiful moment life has to offer.

This is my thought before starting this book: Gonna start reading Twenty Boy Summer. I don’t know what to expect in the book but I hope it’s a good read. I picked this book out of random lol.

Yes it was all a random pick book in the library but I’m glad I found it there just, no one dare picking it up, reading the plot of the story on the back cover. I cried and laughed out loud when reading this book. It felt summer to me. Sarah Ockler, the author, she’s a good author.

The ending was well…. I don’t know yet I’m still figuring it out myself. Maybe you guys read the book for yourself, you feel it coming as you read the last chapter. Good for the two best friends in the book. They patch things up.. got Matt’s necklace. And then…the author end it like that. For Anna I guess, she finally let herself think that reality is reality. Matt is gone and her best friend, Frankie all really ever wanted is for everyone to move on. Anna thought Frankie was the ‘new’ Frankie when she is not, she still the Frankie before and after. The ending was basically it.

I don’t even know if Anna will ever meet Sam again. But it seem final to me. Like real life, you just don’t know what’s gonna happen next. I’m not gonna complain about the ending. It has something I pretty much need time to sink it all in.

A Million Suns

Godspeed was once fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos.
It’s been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. And everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He’s finally free to enact his vision – no more Phydus, no more lies.
But when Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that’s growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.
In book two of the Across the Universe trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis mesmerizes us again with a brilliantly crafted mystery filled with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.

Amazing amazing book! Speechless! Just finished reading A Million Suns! Now get me the last book!!! I can’t wait for Shades of Earth! 2013, hurry hurry!! The author left me/us, readers, with a word ‘ready’. Oh my, yes, I’m READY of what’s going to happen to Amy & all the people in the shuttle! I love the murder mystery, clues Orion wants Amy to find out for herself! Every bit in the book is amazing!! Definitely a must read especially who is like a weird nerd like me when it comes to Science Fiction in it with Dystopia genre. I love the author, Beth Revis! Super brilliant author! While I was reading this, I can’t help but hold my breath for every page. I gasp in horror. Believe it or not, I feel this book.

Whenever I read this, I can’t help but feel like I’m in the book. Trapped in a ship… couldn’t go outside. No earth natural food, all artificially made. I hate artificial. Like, I’m in the future…you know. Literally in the future. Living a hard – harder life than on Earth. Now that I literally feel what it’s like in the ship, I tend to appreciate more, our beautiful Earth. Where we breathe clean not recycled oxygen everyday. Simple as that – I appreciate now.

I felt really excited when Elder and Amy finally come together. But for some reasons I kinda blame myself that I read this book too early haha because the next book will be out NEXT YEAR. NEXT YEAR. Yes. THAT long. I know!! I can’t wait to have it read now! I gotta wait for Shades of Earth!

And oh, happy day for me today – EXAM IS OVER! I have many spare times now for reading!!

Amy. Oh Amy. She’s a clever young girl!! Same goes to Elder. Both are a great team! Solving mysteries that I found pretty hard to solve. I kinda think Amy likes Maths. Really. She just loves mysteries with codes and stuff! I love this book for this! Really a suspense in a way. Riveting story indeed! You just can’t. Oh my I can’t even get my eyes off the book, all I know was ‘I HAVE TO KEEP READING THIS. IT’S SO GOOD. I HAVE TO. I WANT TO.’ I’m so captivated by the story.

On the other hand, Elder’s character is an interesting one. I…don’t think I got one friend that sounded like him or much less, acts the way he does. He’s all different. Smart but he needs confidence especially when he’s got people on his shoulder to look after and well, he’s ruling this people. He is the leader of the people in Godspeed. He lacks of confidence. But he’s doing pretty fine. I still love Elder. Aw.

Hahah the language of shipborns is hilarious! They have word like, “shite, frex,” hahah these two cusses are famous on board it almost sound funny, I mean it is funny to me!! HAHAHA OH FREX! WHY DO WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR 2013 for Shades of Earth?!

I keep thinking if this happen to us, I don’t think I’ll survive. I’ll really commit suicide and just fly in the space. In the coldest temperature. For me, I just want EARTH, EARTH. My home.

SO people, take care of Mother Nature now or else. My oh my, or else. If you don’t want to go to another habitable planet, better consider what you do every single day now. Are you reducing the use of electricity? These small acts will make a big difference. Play your part. :)

I’ll end off this review with a huge happy face giving this book 5 STARS! I recommend this book to all readers!

Happy reading bookworms!

There are a few quotes from the book that I really love: “…I can’t forget the way my heart stopped when his did.”

“Choice or no, my heart is his.”

“But Amy,” Elder says. “Space suits!”" <– hahah this one's really hilarious!! Elder sounds like a kid who wants only a lollipop or something!

“Just because we’re the only two teenagers on this whole ship doesn’t mean I have to love you. Why can’t I have a choice? Options?” ….. “Love without choice isn’t love at all. Just that I don’t want to be with you just because there’s no one else.”

Shades of Earth – Looking forward to read you!! ;)

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. She’s stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s in seat 18B. Hadley’s in 18A.
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.

This book is a fluffy fast read. It was good. What I disliked about it was, nothing really much happened in it other than patching things up with her dad. It was a drag on. And then there all those flashbacks. I was even so excited when I started the book now I just don’t know. I don’t even know I how survived reading it. I found parts that were witty. It’s also an unpredictable story. I didn’t expect this or that would happen – there are parts that I figured.

Believe me it is a good book well you can we have different opinions, so yeah. Oliver’s character lacked personality, he was nice of a character though. There could have been more about him. You know. He’s realistic. I get that. I teared up to a part where he explains to Hadley about his father. That one hit me. Partly because it’s just real. Like two of them are actually in a time where it really happened if that makes sense.

Oh, some part of the story is witty and realistic. But what I could not take as realistic is the fact that how could you possibly be in love with a STRANGER who you just met in an airport? Seriously. And look, I’ve not experience in a relationship before but if I just stop and put myself in her shoes, definitely my thoughts and hers won’t be the same. JUST MET. IN LOVE. NO WAY. I have to know the guy really well first hand.

One more thing, Hadley has no respect for her dad. She can’t even fixed her own problems first before heading to go look for Oliver. Family issues first before the boy, lil girl.

I was expecting so much from this book to be 5 stars! *sigh* I guess not all books are good. Pretty bad one exists too. I just hope the next book the author is writing now is better than this.

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