Exciting News!

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So I got an ARC (Advance Reading Copy) of two books that are so interesting in exchange for an honest review. I am so excited. The books are….

  1. The Champion of Barésh (synopsis on goodreads) by Susan Grant.
  2. Infomocracy (synopsis on goodreads) by Malka Ann Older.

I am now currently reading The Champion of Barésh, and so far I am enjoying it. And there will be reviews to come. But I don’t know when I will be finished with these books because right now, there’s still so much assignments to work on and I am so tired. I feel like these past weeks, all I do is either working or whining about the assignments.

But anyway, I promise you the review will be within this month, before the books are publised, so that’s my exciting new, I GOT ARCs!

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Hello guys! I know it has been a long time since I posted some reviews. Truth to be told, I was busy and was given a lot of heavy assignments so I did not read for a while. And let me tell you, not reading feels like hell. So I apologize for my absent these past weeks.

Also, I just want to let you know, that if you have any book that you want me to read or review, or whatever, you can just comment. I am open to suggestions.

Thank you, followers, love you. xx

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

 

EVERYONE NEED TO READ THIS!

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I know I’ve been putting this book in my to-read list for so long and I honestly don’t know why I never started reading this book. But I’m glad I did.
This book started with Adam thrown into Juliette’s cell as a prisoner like Juliette, but we found out later that Adam was actually a soldier who volunteered to be the last test to prove that Juliette wasn’t crazy.
Then we meet Warner…
He seemed to want Juliette more than as a weapon, he wanted her as a friend. He thought that he and Juliette were the same, that they were monsters. I really feel for Warner for Adam.
Before reading this book, I read some review about some people worshipping Adam. But as I read the book I feel nothing for Adam, I like him okay. Seriously. I totally prefer Warner in every possible twisted way. as a matter of fact the more I read the book the book, the deep I fall for Warner. I will always choose Warner over Adam in million times. I can never understand why some people worship Adam and Juliette.
Anyway, this book is very amazing. I love the idea behind the story, the characters – OMG, I think Juliette’s the only female character that I ever loved so much, I mean she’s cool and not clingy, not annoying or anything, anyway, Juliette’s the most perfect heroine for me – are very amazing, the storyline is also awesome. GOSH, I am really happy I read this book.
THANKYOU TAHERE MAFI for creating characters as awesome as Juliette, Warner and Kenji!!!

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆


Truth to be told, I have never been interested much in reading mystery novel (I’m only interesting in Sherlock Holmes) because it is just not something I enjoy very much. But I took a chance with The Girl on the Train, and I liked it! Sure, it was a slow-moving book but I put up because of the characters. Never have I ever read a book with such plain, gloomy characters. I am particularly interested in Rachel. She was an alcoholic. She took the same train everyday, and she took an interest on a house that the train passed and she name the couple in the house, Jason and Jess. She memorized their routine on that particular time. And one day, she knew that something was wrong, something changed.
Then she found out that the girl, she named Jess was disappearing and then she became tangled with the incident. She helped the finding the kidnapper and on the way, she discovers a lot, about everyone.
The girl on the train is said to be the faster-paced book of Gone Girl (which I liked, because I only watched the movie). I cannot say that this book is fast paced because seriously, the beginning is tiring. But as we found out more about the characters, everything became so much better. In the end I cannot put down this book.
I am also very excited for the upcoming movie which is going to be in October. Overall, I cannot compare this book to Gone Girl because I haven’t read it yet. But I can say, this book has the gloomiest character I have ever met, thus making this book very interesting.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis:*source goodreads
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

So what I think about this book:

Everyone must read this!!
The first parts of the book is a bit confusing, and I need to concentrate really hard to understand about their world. But after? The book is amazing.
I loved the character, I love Mal! OMG, MAL!!
I read that some people said that The Darkling was the character who was misunderstood (I admit, I read this book because of what people said about The Darkling), so I think there will be something more to The Darkling than he was in the first book. But until then, I ship Mal and Aline. Their love toward each other is amazing.
Other thing is: it has been a long time since I wanted to cry over a book. It really broke my heart when Alina had to say good-bye to Mal. The scene was just so sad.
Overall, the storyline and the characters are great and I definitely am glad I read this.

Passion and Ponies by Tara Sivec

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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

This book is funny but not as funny as the one on the first series, Love and Lists, nevertheless I still enjoyed this book. This book is like watching a RomCom movie with immature and ridiculous characters. Seriously, the characters in the books are like very crazy.
First of all, there’s Tyler who got turn on by My Little Pony. Then there’s their uncles who talk about sex with their wives in front of their children (I really pity the children for having to hear about their parents talking about their sex lives. That was just gross). And then we have Ava, a woman who is a bitch to everyone, I can say she is the most normal character in the middle of the crazy ones. Then lastly and the most weird one, we have Molly, Ava’s little sister. She’s like a ghost and weird. She appears out of nowhere and startles people.
This book is seriously illogical and ridiculous. But still I kinda liked it for its weirdness and its humor. I didn’t laugh as hard as when I read the first one though. But overall, this book is suitable for light-reading.

Love and Lists by Tara Sivec Review

 

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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
A funny, hillarious and entertaining book!
This book is so funny that I laugh like a crazy girl. If you need a break from the world, this is what suits for you. It refreshes minds. I read this for 3 hours straight and then I feel better. Seriously, because I was feeling stressed for my unlimited assignments from college.

So this book is about Gavin (which you might know if you read the Seduction and Snacks series). Gavin is all grown-up now, and he’s in love with his best friend since birth (Charlotte). So he and Tyler (his best friend) make a ridiculously crazy list of how to make Charlotte falls in love with him. While later we found out that (view spoiler)

One thing though, this book lacks of drama. But that is not a problem for me because I was not looking for dramas right now.

So anyway, the story line is good and characters are funny and awesome. I am very much looking forward to reading the second book right now. Overall, the book is suitable for everyone who are looking for a light-reading book and non-drama book.