Sunday, September 30, 2012

Book Review: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
Book Summary: There were no surprises in Gatlin County. We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere. At least, that's what I thought. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong. There was a curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave. 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.

Liana's Summary: Ethan is just a Mortal. Mortals are mundane. Mortals are normal. Ethan is supposed to be normal. But, who can say that about him when he can use Kelting, the mind-communication of the Casters? Who can say that about him when he dreams the same dream about this girl he doesn't even know, for days, weeks, even years. Every night. He dreams that they're falling-- that he's trying to reach her. Lena is a Caster. Casters are peoples with supernatural powers. They live among mortals. She's been seeing the same boy in her dreams- a boy she doesn't even know. When fate and recognition-from-the-dream bring them together, the two fall in love- and that may not be the best thing to do.

Rate(1-10): 10!

Ermagerd, where do I start.

When I first saw/heard of this book, it was in 6th grade, at my middle school's book fair. Which, was a long, long, long time ago. And that time, my obsession did not even bloom yet. (Which means, I am afraid to even admit, that time, I was just at the book fair to see if I could buy some pretty erasers. omg. They shouldn't have those there. It's a major distraction.) And I just happened to ignore this fabulous book for specific reasons. Which is so sad. They have this book like, every freaking single year at the book fair. And my sister didn't see it because it had to be on the bottom row. And I'm not in middle school. They don't let you in the school if you're not a middle schooler. And my school has no bookfairs/book buying opportunities. faj;klfas Which means I don't have a copy of my own. :c

I've been wanting to read this ever since I read Marie Lu's Legend, because, well. Every time I read a good book I try to find the author on Goodreads or something like that. I did a bit of a look-through to her shelves. And then, she gave this book such a high rating and a thorough review! It's been on my TBR list for a long time. I then forgot about it a little, cooling down. Recently, as in, a few days ago, I read my friend's review. She made it sound so good! (She makes a lot of books sound so good.) And I've been desperately needing it ever since.

And, lucky me, I got my hands on a borrowed copy! But I still want to have my own.

I have to say, this is one of those books that are nice and interesting on the first page. Absolutely fantastic.

I read the author bio on the back, and I think it's completely AMAZAAYN (Zayn. You get it.) how the authors mixed and mashed their ideas to form this wonderful and captivating story. (Jeez, that sounds cheesy. I just happen to be listening to this really dramatic song right now. LOL. But I really mean it! The book is beautiful.)

Let's say.. character discussions?

Ethan- He's cool. Even if I don't even know how he looks. Except that he has this ridiculous length of hair that covers his 'beautiful' eyes. He's a good narrator! He kept me wanting to continue the story. And he's got this crazy sense of humor.

Lena- Yep, she's the mysterious girl. But when she Keltinged (See my summary.) with Ethan, I got to understand her a lot more. I like her! She's a good character, and possibly the real protagonist in this whole story.

Amma- The overprotective maid in the house? Yep, that's Amma. She reminds me a lot of Calpurnia from To Kill a Mockingbird. And Hagrid from Harry Potter.

Macon- He seems really weird, creepy, and mysterious, but, on the inside, he's a really good man.

Link- I love his name. He's a cool friend! Isn't Link a really good nickname for Wesley Lincoln. I prefer Link to Wesley, aha.

And the rest of the characters? I can't really think of anything to discuss about them. So, I suppose, this is where I stop the character discussions. (x

Oh yes, and speaking of To Kill a Mockingbird- there were a lot of references in here to TKAM. So, good thing I actually read that book. So I could understand Ethan's meaning with Boo Radley, Atticus Finch, etc. Or I'd be just lost. LOL.

I liked this book a lot, and would totally recommend it to whoever's willing to read it.

Now, I suppose, it's time for quotes!

"In first-period English, I discovered my seven-hundred-year-old teacher, whose name really was Mrs. English, had expected us to read To Kill a Mockingbird over the summer,.."

We have an English teacher at our school named Mr. English. And we had to read To Kill a Mockingbird over the summer. omg. The irony.

"A little known fact about me: I read all the time."
Immediately makes him 1000x hotter. Just saying. An athletic guy who reads..

"..class was ASL.."
Do you know how much people asked me for ASL on Omegle when I was thinking about American Sign Language the whole time.

"..Old Man Ravenwood made Boo Radley look like a social butterfly."
Oh jeez. Is it really that bad. Worse than Boo Radley?

"But all I could see was a beautiful girl in a long gray dress, under a white track jacket with the word Munich sewn on it, and beat-up black Converse peeking out underneath."
No offense, but um. What is she wearing.

"It was a number."

"I was the only guy in the class,.."

"Wet lemons."

"It's too late, Lena. You're already my friend."
"I can't be."
"We're in this together."
"Please. You have to trust me. We're not."

He's persuasive and she's in denial. LOL.

"You're so full a crap, you could pass for a toilet."
His comments. omg.

"I looked at Lena, hoping for some direction."

Oh, dear Ethan. You only go ONE DIRECTION.

"Yeah, I'm fine. Just tired."
Ok. So when guys say, "JUST TIRED." You know they're lying. There you go.

"So, do you want to, you know, hang out?"
Ethan Wate. That is lame.

"Get the hell away from my boyfriend, witch."

"Let me go, Ethan. Save yourself!"
You know what this reminds me of.

"History was a bitch sometimes."

"I'm the Keeper."
Dear authors, please don't use that name. Please. Reminds me of the Keeper from Heather Dixon's ENTWINED, and oh boy. Did I enjoy that character. -dripping with sarcasm-

"Can I come in?"
'Don't know. Can you?

"..and wiped the drool off my cheek."
Oh, gross.

"Your mamma."
Please. No yo mamma jokes NOW. D: Can't be serious.

"It was a shard of mirror.."
It's The Mortal Instruments time. omg.

"She was so pretty it hurt."
Gosh. That's not even possible.

"Don't you talk your Harvard talk around here."
Marian snapped her umbrealla shut. "I don't believe Martin Luther King Jr. went to Harvard."

"Fried tomatoes.."
I wonder how that tastes..

"Seven days."
That was a fast 143 days.

"It's complicated."
"Well, uncomplicate it."

Ooooh. Sizzle.

"I wanted answers, and I wanted them now."

Hey there Mr. Grumpy Gills..

"Except for the 'sucking.'"
Whoa, whoa, whoa!

"You are such beautiful creatures."

"I grabbed the keys to the Volvo and ran."
The second freaking time.

"You only turn sixteen once, right?"
YOTSO. Better than YOLO. -shrug-

"Ducks. There were mallard ducks on his pajamas, which seemed out of place,..."
Ducks. Really. Ducks. It does little to lighten the mood..

And, that is it!

Looking forward to reading the rest of the series!

What did you think of this review? (:

Book Review: Dear John by Nicholas Sparks.

Dear JohnDear John by Nicholas Sparks.
Book Summary: An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who has captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. "Dear John," the letter read...and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love—and face the hardest decision of his life.

Liana's Summary: John was never a good student. Cutting class, smoking cigarettes, all that stuff. His dad is no fun to talk to with his coin collecting obsession. So, John joins the army. He then meets Savannah, who seems so kind and perfect and beautiful. They fall in love, and, unfortunately, John's responsibility in the army tears the two lovers apart, and meanwhile, Savannah-- the one true love of John's life-- is about to fall in love with someone else.

Rate(1-10): 9.4

I think that my reading of this book was totally 100% unfair because, first of all, I wasn't expecting it to be that good, since I just finished a Cassandra Clare book- and her books do that to you- make you think that all other books after hers seem inferior. And, second of all, I had Beautiful Creatures- which was on my TBR list since FOREVER- just sitting there urging me to open it and start reading. (But of course I finished Dear John first. What kind of reader do you think I am to quit reading in a middle of a book.) But, fortunately, I chose to read this book for a reason- because it's NICHOLAS SPARKS. I knew that I was going to get sucked into it in no time. And I was right! (: I don't regret choosing this book to read over the weekend.

Okay, enough babbling nonsense that no one cares about. LOL. This book reminded me a LOT, I'm saying, A LOT of Sebastian Cole's Sand Dollar. Although I did like Savannah much better than Robin. But I liked the other dude better than John because John has anger issues.

So, from the book summary, you can already analyse that this is such a tragedy. As I read the part in this book that's supposed to have the "OMFG WHAT THE HELL --I'm gonna cry now--I need a hug" effect to readers, I just thought "I knew it." because of the summary I read before reading this book. I so totally regret reading that summary, because if I didn't, then I wouldn't have seen the sad tragedy coming.

Usually, when I read a book, I'm expecting some action, paranormalcy, and, most importantly, romance. Which probably explains why there are so many more fantasy/dystopian/paranormal book reviews than Modern Day Romances. But really, Nicholas Sparks's romance writing just makes up for the absence of paranormalcy and action.

And there are some making love scenes, which weren't all that bad, since, you know. A man wrote this book. When ladies write porn, they go "MOANING GROANING LICKING SUCKING" and when men write porn parts, they just go "and they made love one more time" and it's so much more easier to read. Don't mind the awkwardness of this paragraph. omg.

Typical Sparks writing, you know? Fall in love, someone dies, blah. It sort of sounds like Romeo and Juliet, but I have to say, this is so much more romantic and complicated than R&J. Just saying. And I do think that this book was a love-at-first-sight, but it made an exception. (NICHOLAS SPARKS DOES THAT.)

I think I'm out of things to say. Well then. Folks. You know what this means?
It's time for Quotes & Commentary!

"It had to do with the genuineness of her smile and the warmth of her laugh."
Jeez. Love at first sight. In freaking Chapter 2.

"It wasn't just her slightly gap-toothed smile,.."
Oh. Umm..

"I work out and read."

"I really liked the way she looked in a bikini."

"There'd probably been too much Tim-watching in my humble opinion,.."
I know you're jelly.

"Then what does it mean? It's got to mean something. Like bravery or honor or something?"
"It's a profanity."

So, he gets a Chinese tattoo of a cuss word. LOL. Which reminds me of the stupidity of some people who get a Chinese character tattoo without even knowing what it says. Like, food. Or picnic table. Or something random like that. omg.

"I'd like to meet Savannah, too," he said in a voice so soft, I barely heard it.

He's such a horrible son.

"Her hair smelled sweet, like ripe strawberries."
Okay, the women-smelling-like-strawberries thing is getting old. Apparently we all know women don't smell like strawberries.

"..we talked and kissed for hours before falling asleep in each other's arms."
The first kiss is always the most entertaining to read. After that, it gets repetitive and old.

"Is that a promise?"
"If you want it to be."

Nooooooo. Whenever someone promises something in this book- it's not gonna happen. Great. Perfect.

"Dear John.."


"Still, I wasn't just disappointed, I was angry."
Anger issues! Gosh!

"When I slid my hands lower, I realized that she was naked beneath the shirt."
No, derp.

"My squad was full of newbies.."
Ew. Newbs.

"..and he threatened to call the police when I tried to get past him."

"..near the groin incision.."
oh ew

"It was real, wasn't it?" Her voice had a tremor. "You and me."
No. You ruined it all up.


And, I suppose, that is it.

What did you think of this review? (:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Follow Friday #4!

Follow Friday!

The hosts of this meme are Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. This week's features are J'adore Happy Endings and (Un)Conventional Book Views.

Q: What is the BIGGEST word you’ve seen used in a book lately – that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition & book too.
Um. I'm not sure if BIGGEST should be in size or in vocabulary level. Anyway. Since my vocab is not that.. large/expanded.. I actually keep a vocab journal! Technically I look up every word I don't know. LOL. So I just chose a random word from there. My word is..

obsequious-Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.

I think that word was from one of the Mortal Instruments books! (TOTALLY LOVE THOSE SO MUCH)

If you follow me, just comment below and I'll be more than glad to follow back! (:

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Book Review: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare.

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)City of Glass by Cassandra Clare.
Mortal Instruments Series #3.
Book Summary: To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters - never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City - whatever the cost?

Liana's Summary: Clary is still trying to save her mom. Meanwhile, Jace is trying to keep her away, because he knows that they can't be together. Simon is stopped-- captured, just because they think he knows something. Sebastian has strange feelings for Clary- or is it feelings at all? Confirming all your earlier suspicions, Cassandra Clare takes you through another journey in this wonderful third book of the Mortal Instruments series.

Rate(1-10): 10!

Okay, so, since this is the third book of this series, I really have not that much to say that I didn't mention in the previous C Clare book reviews. This review is going to be quite short, due to what I mentioned in the last sentence and the fact that I was short on tabs for quotes while I was at my grandma's. Which is so sad because there was a lot of witty quotes I could have quoted.

Of course, like all other Cassandra Clare books, this book made me ridiculously happy in one point and ridiculously sad at another point and furiously furious at another. I loved it so much! (: It made me mostly happy though because something happened that I'm not gonna mention. Remember, spoiler-free reviews!
I originally thought that the cover was this one character (Assumption) , but it ended up being this other character that I don't really like(Ugly Reality). Oh well. My Assumption is way too hot to have those flabs that the Ugly Reality has. See those flabs. ugh. Well, he's only on the cover because he's important. In a bad way.
The thing I liked most about this book was that it confirmed a lot of my suspicions and answered a lot of my questions. In a good way. Definitely.
I'm kind of scared to read City of Fallen Angels, due to all the negative things people are saying about it. Yes. I know. I should never listen to other people's opinions about books. Yep, but, I'm still scared, because, my fandom buddy, @Kwalebooks (Everyone go on her blog and follow her. We met like, 2 months ago and we've been fandoming nonstop about books. LOL. Two month convo! It's still goin'..), said that City of Fallen Angels was not supposed to be written, since TMI series was supposed to be a trilogy, not a.. six-logy.. And it ruined everything. The ending of City of Glass was really cute and awesome and I'm really happy with it. But oh well, more Cassandra Clare! I'm reading it anyway. Of course.

And, since I have nothing at all left to say, without further ado, quotes and commentary! 
"..Don't you ever use the phone like normal people?"
"Not if I can avoid it, vampire."

Oooh, you got some ice for that burn?

"A searing pain shot through him as everything went black."


"Go away, Isabelle." Simon, his hands fisted against his stomach, looked up at Jace, pleading in his voice. "Make her go."

"Of course."

"He's cute, for a Downworlder."
Get. Away. From. Him.
"..couldn't remember which direction she'd come from anymore.."
That's why you go.. ONE DIRECTION! ;D 
"There's nothing between us anymore."

"I'm going to break Simon out of jail."

"You threw stones at my window," she said. " I thought people only did that in movies."
It's because he's uber romantic. <3
Well, you thought wrong.
I just read that wrong. So dirty-minded. You know when people say, I THOUGHT- And then the other person goes, YOU THOUGHT WRONG!..? Yeah. I read it wrong. Like, "Well. You thought wrong." Like wrong, wrong? omg. Nevermind.

"I lied."
AGAIN. That must be Jace's motto.


And bam, just like that. NO.

"You look so plain."
Too plain to be Magnus? LOL. Magnus. Where are your sparkles.

"That you seem to be dating me dad?" Jace shrugged. "You're a little young for him, to be honest."
A Comprehensive Glossary Of Gifs / gifs glossary

"Daylighter," he breathed. "You came."
"I came,"


There you are! Those are all. I know. It's sad- the lack of quotes. But oh well! LESS WORK FOR ME LOL
And yes, I'm saving Cassie Clare's books for now. Don't want to read it that fast, since book 6 of TMI is published in 2014. D: Anyway. Onward, with Nicholas Sparks's DEAR JOHN! (Unfortunately, I will have the moment that everyone gets after reading Cassie Clare books: Thinking all other books you read are not that good. omg. But this is Nicholas Sparks, so I'll get sucked into it in no time!)
What did you think of this review? (:

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Book Review: The Salamander Stone by CJ Fenge.

The Salamander StoneThe Salamander Stone by CJ Fenge.
Book Summary: Amber discovers a conspiracy so earth-shattering it threatens the whole of the human race. Forced to go on the run, it seems that she has enemies in every corner - some for her power, others see her as their savior - others still Seek her out of twisted love or simple lust. At the center of everything, the Salamander Stone Attracts more than earthly evil. A demon is after Amber as well, and his desires are unthinkable.

Liana's Summary: Amber's Salamander Stone is crucial. To her. And although she does not know it, many others consider it crucial, as well- and they are all determined to get their hands on it, even if it means killing.

Rate(1-10): 8

Surprisingly, there is a lot to say. I think I have more to say when it's a PDF copy, since I keep track of my note/thoughts on a WordPad document instead of in my mind (Which, mind you, is filled with Trig Bio French Academics English Homework Papers Assignments..). Okay, so where shall we start?

First of all, here is my range of emotions throughout the whole book:
worried Okay. I am not putting any more. Although this was not all. It is BASICALLY and SUPERFICIALLY what my emotions were. Wow. Now that I actually type this out, I realize that this book got some emotion out of me.

A little note about the protagonist: She seems strong, yet whiny. She's okay. I'm unbiased. (She has a lot of guy friends. Signifies that she's sort of tomboy-ish and not that great among girls. I mean, she has a few girl friends, but she's not really popular and girly among them. I like that.) But, unfortunately, since this book was in third-person POV, I didn't really get a chance to know the main character that well, because I only understand a character really really really well when the story is told in first person, therefore letting me view their thoughts and preferences.

Main character discussions:

Amber: Main, main character. She's on the cover. My thoughts about her are in the paragraph above.

Khiza: He is such a good friend! He seems like a really caring big-brother to Amber.

Meshak: He reminds me of Lennie from Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Not because he has Intellectual Disability, which Meshak does not, it's because they are both tall and big characters that don't act mature enough for their size. I don't really like Meshak because of the things he did, and his immaturity as well ruined any chance of me actually liking him as a character.

James: I almost forgot about him. But he's really nice! I like him. He didn't really appear in the latter half of the book. But he and Amber were really cute in the beginning!

There are actually more characters than this, of course, but those four are the only ones that I actually feel I have enough opinions about them to make a description. That sentence made no sense. Good God. It's late in the night. Oh, and, after all, I did put "Main Character Descriptions." ;D

What I liked about this book was that it was already suspenseful on the first page. And then I got a little lost, which was actually my fault, and then the story actually improved in the latter half!

I did the shameful thing- judged a book by its cover. Okay, everyone has to admit that they have done that at least once in their lifetime of book-obsessing. I may have had the wrong judgement on the genre, but I didn't have the wrong judgement about how this book was going to be. :D As you see, I labeled this book as "Fantasy". It sort of is! The title. Let me explain the title. I've once read this really good book called "The Salamander Spell" by ED Baker, ( I don't have a review for that one specific book. Maybe I'll reread the whole series. It's a series fit for 5th-7th graders.) and ever since then, whenever I saw something Fantasy-ish and/or the word "Salamander" on it, I would just get attracted to it. omg. So that is exactly what happened with this book. So, the title, would be better explained through this one simple analogy: The Salamander Stone is to The Salamander Stone as The Hunger Games is to the Mockingjay. I hope the majority of my readers have read the Hunger Games? c:

I like how one of the side-antagonists(One of the antagonists but not really THE antagonist..) was hidden at first- it gives you this feeling and tells you what to expect, because, what kind of legit story has no antagonist? The point was, I totally thought the dude was a good guy in the beginning.

And yes. There were parts in which I was so bored I did not know what I was reading. I just thought of this comparison: Old guys in Chinese Dramas talking about random political stuff that no one cares about. Honestly, every time I watch a Chinese Drama, I'm just like, "BRING ON THE ROMANCE. OH YEAH." I'm such a sucker for romance novels. LOL. No. Erotic romance does not count. Yeah. There were parts in this book just like that. Talk talk talk- no one cares. What's happening to the protagonist, I need to know. Well. I suppose that it's the way of dragging it on so the reader keeps reading!

This book has the kind of ending that just gets you satisfied. You feel that rush of air- you're finally done. It's a really good ending! Despite this one part that I wasn't happy over. I'm not saying what it is.  It's dramatic, but I like dramatic endings.

I think the time period/genre of this book is modern-ish? It's kind of Dystopian in a sort of way. I can't decide on the exact genre. 20% Fantasy. 80% Mystery/Spy/Suspense.

You know what I just noticed. The antagonist is an evil Asian. I will say no more.

I have to commend the author's writing. It is really good. It keeps the pages turnin'.

Comment on the romance: I can hardly consider this a legit romance. I thought that the two characters who 'loved' each other treated each other with brotherly/sisterly love. I think it's supposed to be sort of like that!

Is there a moral to this story. Is there? Don't get jealous or else you'll die. That's the best one I got. omg.

Oh yes, and a note to parents: It does say Middle-School Level in the labels for this post, but there are still swear words. If you are uncomfortable with your child reading swear words, then please don't read this to them or suggest that they read it! Otherwise, it is highly appropriate! I myself recommend this book to younger readers.

Time for quotes& commentary!

"For an instant she glimpsed his face behind the rainbow, tiny, as if down a long tunnel, his jaw set and determined as he fought to reach her."


“No, Dr. Cheung, you cannot have Amber Brigantia, not yet.”

“I know everything there is to know,” he continued, “about all of them.” 

“Fuck you!” he snarled, and left.

She hadn’t thought of him as a gum-chewer; only kids who wanted to appear cool bothered with it.

Ok so first of all, chewing gum looks stupid. SMACK SMACK SMACK

As Pitt entered the Control Centre he saw Mrs. Fedorowicz watching a large screen projection of Amber and James sitting by the walnut tree.

Is there anything that Amber does that is NOT watched by her stalkers? Really?

Amber tried to look round for this “he”, but ----- suddenly kissed her full on the mouth.


It was Meshak, his face contorted with jealousy.

Oh. LOL. So much boys.

Amber had called to him—and he was coming.

She’s not here but I’ll get her to ring. Your number’s reading ‘Payphone’. Give me your number.” He seemed desperate.


He crushed her hands against his chest, against his heart. “Without you there is no life, no Khiza.”

This is really awkward beyond my border for awkward. And oh, believe me. I have a wide patience for awkward.

He began to crawl, blindly, up the sandy rock-strewn path, following the drumbeat; following Amber.

I'm getting irritated at this stalker.

He knelt over her and let the earth trickle through his fingers, onto her head, her body.

Oh ew dirt on her head.

“Daniel Everington, if that’s gum you’re chewing you’re in trouble.”


He leaned forward, looking her directly in the eyes. “Amber... you are the one.”

community abed wiggle eyebrow

“You sadistic bitch!” spat Ophelia.


Go to the toilet.”

“I... I don’t mean to hurt you, Amber,” he faltered, “I just want...”

 It's over. Don't even try anymore.

At last Meshak stirred. “Why do you hate me?” he said suddenly.

You dumbass.

“You love him, don’t you, that stinking cripple!” He let go. “I wish I had killed him!”


Pardon my language but he's such a DUMBASS.

“I want you to love me, Amber,” he said in a rush. “That’s all I’ve ever wanted.”

“I am Khiza.”

 Indeed you are.

"..said Aidan quietly."

omfg Aidan. Long story.


Have I told anyone how much those school posters annoy me.

“Go away,” he said weakly.

“Who is James?” Khiza asked in tones that sliced the air like a knife.


“Now, Jakob, I want to explain in detail what is about to happen to you.”

I'm scared.

Cheung’s glasses flew off and broke with a tinkle on the opposite wall.


"..familiar. She was still Amber, she knew that, but she was also the High Priestess of Brigit-Ana who must carry out the ceremony to save her people from the anger of the gods."

This is finally some Mythology/Fantasy.

“Eat earth,” he grunted viciously.


" bloody, bloody bastard!”


He took a phone from his jacket pocket and held it for a moment, watching Amber, still curled up and sobbing out Khiza’s name. 

I seriously thought he was going to take a picture.

What are you going to do with me? Meshak!”

“You’ll want me soon enough."

She'll never want you.

“I think you know why. I have to kill him.”

Spit Out Water

“That’s what she said,”

-pedoface- Hehehe. See how much immature moments I have.

She felt a surge of energy as a white light thudded into the man’s back.


A stab of loneliness had pierced his heart.


"..and his odd two-tone eyes.."

Someone tell me why this boy is a Graceling. Someone tell me why. He's not eligible to be one of them.

He licked at it, drinking it in.

He licked the air?

She smiled. Yes, it was her school now.

So, let me get this straight. She did all this evil-torturing-antagonist thing JUST so she could rule the school? What?

Daddy used to say that. He always said, “There’s nothing like a good soak.”

It's so sad when a character remembers something from someone who has passed on. It's so sad.

Yes, he did, Amber,” he said at last. “You have been touched by him.”

" will lose me for ever!” Khiza looked at her, his large almond eyes suddenly moist.
“I have lost you already, Amber.”


“I am Khiza,” he said simply.


“You killed her, you bitch. You killed my daughter!”

That escalated. Quickly.

The Key descended.

THE KEY IS THE SUBSTRATE, AND THE CUP IS THE ENZYME. I've been seeing Biology notes everywhere and now I see this. omg.


Bitch you ruined it. And this is the part where I start to dislike the main character! AKA THE ENDING. ISN'T THAT FAB.
And, believe it or not, I will be doing a blog tour for this book! Scheduled to be posted on November 11th. I will be doing an Author Interview and giveaway. And of course, on that post, I will link back to this review! Stay tuned!

To be honest. I tried my hardest to savor this book(3.5 days though. I tried.), but my TBR list is literally overflowing. (AND I'M GOING TO READ CITY OF GLASS NOW OMG FINALLY)

So, what did you think of this review?(:
Quite long for an eBook!

Follow Friday #3!

Follow Friday!
The hosts are Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. This week's features are Northern Plunder  and The Authoress.

Q: What hyped up book do you think WAS worth all the talk?

Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling. I loved it so, so, much. At first, I didn't understand what all the fuss was about, so I decided to see for myself. And I REGRET NOTHING, NEVER WILL. For people who HAVEN'T read Harry Potter, you have to read it. You have to. It is so good. It's still my favorite series of all time.

If you're a new follower, just let me know and I'll be more than glad to follow back! (: 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Book Review: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn.

Nick and Norah's Infinite PlaylistNick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn.
Book Summary: It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who's just walked in to his band's show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City;and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date.This he said/she said romance told by YA stars Rachel Cohn and David Levithan is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night, with two teenagers, both recovering from broken hearts, who are just trying to figure out who they want to be;and where the next great band is playing.

Liana's Summary: Nick doesn't want Tris in his life anymore. It's all over- he just wants to live his life. But when she just HAS to come back, he's frustrated, so he asks a random girl to be his five-minute girlfriend, just to show Tris. She's Norah. She's not going to deal with his crap. But when she sees Tris, she immediately starts kissing Nick, just to show her. And romance actually starts to brew, even if slowly at first.

Rate(1-10): 7

Well, first of all, I got this book from the book club at my school, which is an important fact, because, if you know me well enough, I would have never picked this book up on my own, because, 1, it's really short. 2, It's not Paranormal, Dystopian, or Fantasy. 3, My mom would be all annoying about the cover, like, "LOOK AT THAT GIRL'S CLEAVAGE. WHY IS THE DUDE STARING AT HER CLEAVAGE. THIS IS A LOVE STORY. NO READING IT."I hate how my family thinks I'm still a little kid not fit for freaking romance stories. I absolutely hate movie covers because there is always this couple just standing there or something and ermagerd. I swear. I saw the other cover for this book, and it actually looked nice. Wow. I put a post-it in front of their happy smiling faces because then I would get no comments on the cover! Honestly, I tried to hide what I was reading the whole time I was reading it. Well, I gave it a 7/10 because..

There are too much cuss words! So like. There are some books with cuss words at the RIGHT time, in the RIGHT situation, in which something is REALLY, REALLY, bad. But in this book. They use "fucking," "fuck him," "fuck her," "bitch", etc, for every single thing. I swear. The F-word has got to be on every single page. LITERALLY. There's only like, 1 or 2 pages in this whole 183 page book that DON'T have cuss words. It's such a fake teenage stereotype. You don't even see the most ghetto people that try to be gangsters say words like that in every single sentence.

I don't think I like the main girl character. Norah is sort of like, awkward. I got the feeling that she was trying to be 'badass', but she really isn't. She dropped the f-bomb in every single sentence she said. If she was happy, sad, or whatever.

On the other hand, Nick, I think he's pretty cool. Other than he can get so attached to something.

After all my rantings, there are actually good things about this book, which is why I gave it a 7 instead of a 6 or lower! As the author of Dirty Little Secrets (C.J Omololu) said, there really was a 'voice' in this book! It was really fun to read. Despite the cuss words used at the wrong times. Cuss words don't really bother me when it's used in a really suspenseful and legit situation, but when people use it loosely and for no reason, ie, a lot of times in this book, I just get so annoyed at the stereotype and awkwardness of the overuse.

Like Incend, this book was alternating character POV's! So it would be Nick, and then Norah, and then Nick, and so on. It kind of gets confusing sometimes, which is why I always try to finish a chapter first before I have to do something else. If that makes any sense. Because, if I bookmark it on a page in the middle of a chapter, when I go back, I would be confused at who I left off on and what the heck they're talking about. Horrible explanation. I know. But oh well.

And since this is borrowed, and I wanted to do quotes, I have to pull out all the tabs I used. Argh. See why I hate borrowing books now?

Oh, and yes, the book club is supposed to meet one of the authors of this book- in October! David Levithan! I think it's really cool how we get to meet him after reading his writing and then fandom and stuff.

Another good thing about this book was that it had a cute ending! (: I was like, "Aw." Well. That's just me and my random commentary on stuff.

Also, the title has a catchy ring to it! Nick and Norah's. NicknNorah's. Derp. :p

I guess that's enough. It was a really short read, although it took me more than an hour. So, time for quotes! I think most of them have the f-word in it.

"I fucking told her not to come."

"..which is the biggest fucking joke I've ever not laughed at."

Overuse is not cool.

"Some of the older guys in the crowd check me out, give me a nod. It's not like I wear a Badge of Straight or anything.."


"She is looking so hot and I am feeling so cold and the guy...."


"..but would you mind being my girlfriend for the next five minutes?"

This has got to be the most messed-up question I have ever read.

"FUCK! I didn't expect NoMo to be such a good kisser."
Jeez, calm down. No need to use such words here.

"Yugo drivers are required to wear torn-and-graffitied hi-top Chucks shit on their feet."

"Please don't tell me you're one of those guys who also names his dick."

"Why are you so fucking nice?" I ask, and shove Nick away. I don't bother to acknowledge his shocked expression.
Dang, why CAN'T a guy be nice?

"That's four times as long as any of my relationships lasted."
It's the next Kim Kardashian here. 15 minutes. World record.

"Can I have my fucking jacket back?"

"The waitress probably thinks I'm the worst kind of perv, because I can't stop staring at the bathroom door."
Oh. LOL.

"If he turns out to be gay, I will be furious."

"I want, I want, I want."

"Norah Norah Norah--"
Singing in the Shower
See. Look how much of the f-bomb is here.

I rest my case.

And that's all, folks! What did you think of this review?