Green, red and blue :)
The title of the third and final book of Laini Taylor’s stunning fantasy series Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
Dreams of Gods and Monsters is expected to be released in Spring 2014
Book Recommendations: See here for a typed out list and Goodreads links for each book
With The Selection and Delirium tv pilots being dropped by networks I think the people who own the rights should consider just making it a mini series if they think it isn’t fit for a movie or a full series.
The cover of Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth!!!
It was just revealed by Veronica Roth and Ryan Seacrest a few seconds ago at The Today Show!!!
(Photo Source: @HarperTeen on Twitter)
Check out TMG’s review and INTL giveaway of The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey!!!
I’ve just added this book on my tbr on goodreads because I loved Wendy Darling’s review and most of the people I follow on twitter has been raving about how great it is.
More info about the book (from goodreads):
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1) by Rick Yancey
The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
Published May 7th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile
SUPER DUPER LATE POST ABOUT HOW I MET TAHEREH MAFI
I just realised I haven’t shared with you guys how I met Tahereh Mafi two months ago when she visited here in Manila. I know this is super late hence the title.
The photos above are my signed copies of Shatter Me and Unravel Me :)
Here’s a summary of my feelings at the signing presented through bullets:
- More than 200 people came to the signing (I was #167)
- Ransom Riggs was with her (OMG!!!)
- Tahereh Mafi is so awkward, awesome, amazing, funny, ALL THE ADJECTIVES!!!!
- I’m in love with her typewriter bag.
- Team 62 is awesomely aggressive. Basically when Tahereh mentioned Warner we all SCREAMED (she loved it)
- Tahereh Mafi has the most gorgeous eyes. She has long lashes and I literally stared at her eyes for a solid 5 seconds. I had to look away ‘cause I was dying hahaha
- She didn’t answer anything about Book 3 during the interview *sigh*
- Me finally meeting her:
Her: Hi, how are you?
Me: I’m good.
Me: I thought Chapter 62 was suppose to be a happy chapter!!
Her: WHAT? *laughs* Well, I didn’t say that but you know *giggles*
- While Tahereh was busy signing my books I said ‘hi’ to Ransom. And I told him something about one of the his tweets I replied to. He has the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen.
- I HUGGED TAHEREH MAFI!!!!
- I also got to take a photo with her and Ransom YAY!!! It’s on my instagram page if you can find it :PI also got to meet some book blogger friends who were also there. *HI GUYS*Special mention to the adorable Kate of The Bookaholic Blurbs who actually invited me to the exclusive forum with Tahereh but I was too sick to attend BOO. I’m still thankful that she invited me. Love you Kate!
One of the best days of my life!!! Thank you to Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs for visiting. Also, thank you to National Bookstore(Tahereh) and Fully Booked(Ransom) for bringing them here.
Book Review: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Series: Caster Chronicles #1
Publisher: Little, Brown, And Company
Publication Date: December 1, 2009
Description (from goodreads):
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
** spoiler alert ** One of the things I love reading Beautiful Creatures is it doesn’t really focus on Ethan and Lena’s forbidden love but it focuses on Lena’s Claiming, her claiming is connected with the famous Gatlin/Caster history and also has to do with Ethan’s family tree. Stories like these that doesn’t mainly focus on the romance make us readers focus on what’s really happening on Lena’s Claiming whether she’s Dark or Light, and the history on why her claiming is a big deal for her and her family.
Ethan Wate didn’t really catch my eye. I didn’t really fell in love with him in a way I usually love most of my favorite fictional characters but I’d picture him more as my boy bestfriend. He’ll be a great one if he was real. Things that I like about Ethan is that he reads books and truly cares for everyone especially Lena.
All of the amazing plot twist that Kami & Margaret did in this book seriously made it more interesting and delicious. It made each character in the book important in the story, making us readers really challenge ourselves about the forbidden love between Ethan and Lena that Caster and Human cannot be together which made us keep guessing in our thoughts if they’ll find a way that Caster and Human can really be together. Also all of the details and history about being Caster also made me really admire the Caster World. So I’m giving this book 4 stars!
Rating: ★★★★ out of 5 stars
Book Review: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (Spoiler Free)
Series: The Infernal Devices #3
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: March 19, 2013
Number of Pages: 568
Description (from goodreads):
Tessa Gray should be happy - aren’t all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa’s heart, will do anything to save her.
Clockwork Princess, I waited for this book for almost 460 days and those days were full of pain and longing, but it was worth it because in return I got to experience love like no other and in the end I was happy. Truly happy.
Parting with a series is never easy. In the past year and three months I’ve been with this series’ journey it had given me the greatest of pleasures. I laughed, I cried, and I bonded with friends with this series but the greatest pleasure was that I experienced loved in many ways. It made me understand a whole new kind of love. I loved this series and everything about it even though it had ruin my life all at the same time. I think there is no word nor phrase in the known universe that can ever perfectly express my love for Clockwork Princess and The Infernal Devices and how it’s truly a breathtaking series that will forever stay in your heart.
I’m not really going to talk about anything that had happened because I don’t want to spoil anyone. I feel like because this is the conclusion of the series that I don’t really need to say anything about the characters, plot, setting since all of you already know about that and again I don’t want to spoil anyone. What I can say is that it still stay true to the series and that it is just in fact the conclusion to the story. Everything was answered and the era of The Infernal Devices has ended.
In all honesty, the ending was everything I wanted it to be. I’m not saying I knew that it was going to end that way which I really didn’t because I was completely surprised with how it ended. The way Clockwork Princess ended was just perfect. I don’t think there was really anything wrong with how it ended because it was perfectly justified, and for me that’s the most important thing is that every thing that has happened from the previous two books to the end was connected. Every decision the characters made all lead to the ending of Clockwork Princess. I can honestly say that if it had ended differently or if it ended with how most people wanted it to end then I would have hated it. I absolutely have no words to describe it without being too spoiler-y. I can only say that it was very emotional and totally unexpected.
Cassandra Clare gave me everything I expected and more with Clockwork Princess. I’m pretty sure that has been said plenty of times but I still felt that need to say it because it’s true. I am forever thankful to Cassie for writing this series and ending it with how she wanted to end the story. She was so cruel but in the end I think if she wasn’t that cruel, I would’ve never appreciated the ending. I also would love to praise her for continually paying tribute to classic literature and reading through out the series. She has officially solidified her place as one of my favorite authors. I love Cassandra Clare!!!
Clockwork Princess was everything and more. A stunningly beautiful yet at the same time heartbreaking conclusion to one of the best stories ever told. The Infernal Devices is indeed a true gem in the literary world and a classic in it’s own way.
Ave Atque Vale
Rating: ★★★★★ out of 5 stars (five stars would never be enough though)
V. Roth just announced that Divergent #3 is titled ALLEGIANT!!!!
Book Review: The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Series: The Host #1
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: July 1, 2009 (first published May 6 2008)
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages: 809
Description (from goodreads):
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, didn’t expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
As Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she’s never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love.
Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human.
So I decided to read The Host because I planned to see the movie and that’s because, you know, Max Irons. I basically had no expectations when I started reading The Host since I never really read anything by Stephenie Meyer although I have seen every Twilight movie. I have mixed feelings for The Host because there are things about it that are honestly great but at the same there are things about it that is just so horrible in my opinion, so I’m really torn apart here.
The Host is about these peace-loving aliens who are called Souls who take over different planets to create this perfect system of living. These Souls have invaded earth because they see violence as a fault in our system so they think that humans don’t deserve to live in such a beautiful planet because we are slowly destroying the Earth, so they’re trying so “save” Earth from us. As per usual in every invasion there’s a resistance. In order to find the remaining human resistance they captured a human who they know can lead them to the resistance and that is Melanie. When Melanie gets captured by the souls she is instantly taken over by the Soul called Wanderer but Melanie still remains strong inside her body along with her memories, feelings, and thoughts. Wanderer is on a mission to dig up Melanie’s thoughts to find information about where the resistance is and she did find out where they are but what happened was she fell in love and found out what it really means to be human.
The thing I liked about The Host is that it showed what is good and bad with humans. It clearly depicted how violence had destroyed our world and how hatred can be the reason we will never be happy if we keep it in our hearts. One the other hand, The Host showed the most beautiful thing about being human and that is that we can love. I’m not talking about romance but love in general like loving your family or a friend. Love can bring out the best in humans like compassion, loyalty, braveness, and selflessness. Wanda, that’s her nickname, she learned about love and in the end she realized that this is the reason why the Souls should have not invaded our planet because even though there is evil in our world the good in humans still far outweigh the evil.
Honestly, The Host has a great message but the thing that ruined the book as whole for me was Melanie’s character. I found her character to be really naïve, childish, and selfish most of the time. She’s also very annoying. It’s kind of weird because I think Wanda was more human than she was. You’d think Melanie at such a young, having lost her parents, and having to look out for her younger brother would make her mature. There was this moment where she put herself out there to a 26 year old (she’s 17) like really? REALLY? And she didn’t care about the consequences as long as she can do it with him like seriously? SERIOUSLY? I mean I get she’s in love with him but come on! There wasn’t really anything about her that made me like her.
All in all, I loved The Host even though it had its flaws. I hear it’s going to be a trilogy and I’m pretty sure I’ll still continue reading the series. My favourite part by the way was Jared (yes, JARED) and Wanda’s goodbyes because that scene made me confused and left me ashhdjkhgaskdgsjgdFEELS.
Rating: ★★★.5 out of 5 stars
Kaya Scodelario cast as Teresa in ‘The Maze Runner’ movie! (Source: Hypable)
NOW I REALLY NEED TO READ THIS BOOK!!!
is in a book hangover because Clockwork Princess and Will/Tessa/Jem ~FEELS~
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