— Archives for: June 2011

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  • 2011 / 06 / 29

    Intertwined by Gena Showalter

    Title: Intertwined Author: Gena Showalter Series: (Intertwined #1) Pages: 440 Rating: I’ve wanted to read this ever since I first heard about it but I couldn’t get a copy so I need to wait. But the wait paid off, I read it last night and oh man, it’s so long, some parts are dreary, but overall good, yep, just good I wasn’t blown away by it frankly, but finally a good read after two not so good ones. Aden stone—

  • 2011 / 06 / 28

    A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

    Title: A Need So Beautiful Author: Suzanne Young Series: (A Need So Beautiful, #1) Pages: 272 Rating: Not exactly what I thought the book would be and I meant it in a sort of negative way. It was ok… as always my book preference is tested and once again I’m part of the other group. I thought this one is like Unearthly and Die for me (angel story and impulses to save lives). But it’s not, so, yeah I was—

  • 2011 / 06 / 28

    Secret Lives by Gabriella Poole

    Title: Secret Lives Author: Gabriella Poole Series: (Darke Academy #1) Pages: 288 Rating: For the first time I wasn’t swayed by the cover but by the summary. I was intrigue, curious. So I decided to pick it up and read it. But as I finish the book, the curiosity died and it left me really unsatisfied. Once again I read an ok book, and an ok book is… an ok book. Cassie Bell was admitted to Darke Academy through a—

  • 2011 / 06 / 26

    Passion by Lauren Kate

    Title: Passion Author: Lauren Kate Series: (Fallen #3) Pages: 420 Rating: I’m a bit disappointed and sad, ‘coz every time I read a book in this series the rate starting to run downhill. But there’s one thing this book got it right — the title. Oh my gosh, this book is full of passion, passion that is a bit sickening and suffocating, I wasn’t really a big fan of Daniel/Luce love affair in the first place, so this was… hard.—

  • 2011 / 06 / 23

    Dark Heart Rising by Lee Monroe

    Title: Dark Heart Rising Author: Lee Monroe Series: (Dark Heart Forever #2) Pages: Rating: This is better, way better than the first book. I just like Soren so much (a new character) that it’s all worth the additional half star. The book continues where it left. Living in entire different world, it seems Luca and Jane’s love is not meant to happen. Much worst, Luca’s family is planning to marry him to another girl (er, werewolf girl). So to mend—

  • 2011 / 06 / 21

    Heist Society by Ally Carter

    Title: Heist Society Author: Ally Carter Series: (Heist Society #1) Pages: 287 Rating: I have read one book (literally) of Ally Carter. And in all fairness to her, she has ideas that are very unique. If everyone is betting their writing to vampires and fairies (not that I hate either of them. I like it, mind you). Well, Ms. Carter decided to gamble more on the not-so supernatural stuff. Teenage spies and thieves, you don’t get that much on YA.—

  • 2011 / 06 / 21

    Dark Heart Forever by Lee Monroe

    Title: Dark Heart Forever Author: Lee Monroe Series: (Dark Heart Forever #1) Pages: 304 Rating: There are two things I keep in my mind when selecting a book to read. One, the cover and second, the summary. I do check reviews but it doesn’t weigh that much to my decision. And besides, I’m sometimes (often somehow) on the other side, books with high appraisal doesn’t necessarily will be enjoyable to me. Well, I did say sometimes. Ok, there are times—

  • 2011 / 06 / 17

    Good Oil by Laura Buzo

    Title: Good Oil Author: Laura Buzo Pages: 283 Rating: I’m disturbingly craving for chick lit. So when I saw the book cover, it literally shouting to me chick lit in bold capital letters. Plus, when I read the summary I was intrigue, so I decided to try it out. Amelia Hayes works in a grocery store and she has a huge crush to her trainer and co worker, Chris. But the thing is he is way too old for her.—

  • 2011 / 06 / 16

    Hourglass by Myra McEntire

    Title: Hourglass Author: Myra McEntire Series: (Hourglass #1) Pages: 397 Rating: When I read the summary it didn’t occur to me that the main theme of this book is time traveling. I thought it was suspense, mystery like Clarity but as you can see I’m wrong, it was time traveling (I know Hourglass symbolizes time but I don’t take title literally). I was kinda irritated at first because I was expecting completely different story and I hate misleading summary. Like—

  • 2011 / 06 / 15

    Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

    Title: Anna and the French Kiss Author: Stephanie Perkins Pages: 372 Rating: There are four things I’m pretty sure about this book, even without reading the summary. Just title and the book cover I know that (1) it is in France (2) it is not supernatural (3) there’s going to be a boarding school (4) and of coarse, a hot Parisian guy. I almost, just almost, got the four things correct, as for the last one it’s a half-half. It—

  • 2011 / 06 / 14

    Haven by Kristi Cook

    Title: Haven Author: Kristi Cook Pages: 416 Rating: I’m pretty much knew what the surprise this book had. My sister already read it and since yours truly isn’t exactly afraid of spoilers (on the contrary I seek them) confirmed to me what I know about this book. But let me introduce to you the story first. Violet Mckenna was transferred to Winterhaven Academy after the death of her father. Little did she know that this academy is not only special—

  • 2011 / 06 / 09

    The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

    Title: The Girl in the Steel Corset Author: Kady Cross Series: (Steampunk Chronicles #1) Pages: 477 Rating: Ever since I read Leviathan it got me fascinated with steampunk. And with that, I wasn’t hesitant to try books that fall in this genre. When I read the summary of this book, I was really, really interested. And it’s from HQ, so far (except Past Midnight) I wasn’t disappointed with the books they published. Finley Jane has two personalities—the good and the—

  • 2011 / 06 / 07

    The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

    Title: The Sky Is Everywhere Author: Jandy Nelson Pages: 288 Rating: When I picked this one in the bookstore I never thought it was the same book that I always passed by, the blue hardbound cover with a giant heart floating in the sky. It turns out it’s the same book. I was attracted more with the paperback edition. It was a very lovely cover. Lennon’s sister Bailey died, and because of this she was completely depressed. She’s having a—

  • 2011 / 06 / 06

    Hereafter by Tara Hudson

    Title: Hereafter Author: Tara Hudson Series: (Hereafter #1) Pages: 416 Rating: I admit that the reason I picked this one up is the cover. The publisher’s art department knows how to attract readers — and I’m on of those who fall in love with the book based on its cover. Amelia is dead. But she doesn’t know when, in fact there’s a lot of missing information surrounding her identity — like her last name. But she knows for sure, she—

  • 2011 / 06 / 02

    Bumped by Megan McCafferty

    Title: Bumped Author: Megan McCafferty Series: (Bumped #1) Pages: 336 Rating: No wonder this book received low ratings over at goodreads, it’s not really a good book. Ok, here I go saying that it wasn’t terrible, in fact (and all things considered) it wasn’t. There’s something tolerable with the plot, I’m just not really a big fan how the plot was executed. Needless to say, it doesn’t have the appeal of other dystopian books I’ve read. Harmony and Melody are—