Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Book Review: The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry.

The Amaranth EnchantmentThe Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry.
Book Summary: When Lucinda Chapdelaine was a small child, her parents left for the royal ball and never returned. Ever since, Lucinda has been stuck in perpetual servitude at her evil aunt’s jewelry store. Then, on the very same day, a mysterious visitor and an even more bizarre piece of jewelry both enter the shop, setting in motion a string of twists and turns that will forever alter Lucinda’s path. In this magical story filled with delightful surprises, Lucinda will dance at the royal ball, fall under the Amaranth Witch’s spell, avenge her parents’ death, and maybe—just maybe—capture the heart of a prince.

Liana's Summary: Lucinda is just that girl in the jewelry maker's shop. But, after her uncle dies, her aunt brutally kicks Lucinda out, accusing her of robbing her family. Lucinda has nowhere to go. So she goes to the Amaranth witch. Lucinda gets tangled in an adventure, with Peter the beggar. When she meets Prince Gregor, though, she gets utterly distracted. How will things turn out? It all depends on her decisions.

Rate(1-10): 8.2

Okay, so it might not be fair if I gave it an 8. Because it's merely not an 8. It's not like the other 8's. (x So add the 0.2. There you go! That's what I really think of it.

First of all, I just loved the humor in this book. It's just applied there, you know? I thought that this would be a romance, but obviously I was wrong. Just embarrassing some guys, that's it. I think my favorite part would be where she chased Peter down in a duchess dress. omg. Peter. That rascal. But still, I like Peter. I used to like Prince Gregor more, but Peter is my prince now, if you know what I mean. (; Anyway, Gregor is actually pretty nice but he's so STIFF. No, not the right word. He reminds me of Prince Kai from Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

So this book had the guy characters Peter and Gregor, as I have mentioned in the above paragraph. At first, Peter appeared as a street hobo with dirty looks. And then, I just want to say this, since it's so predictable. I just know that he's gonna get washed up and Lucinda's gonna be all like, OMG.

I finished this book in about 2-3 days, I think. It took that long because I hate reading on my ereader especially when I download the PDF file and transfer it, because the text is so darn small! And then you have to widen the text and then whenever you turn the page you widen it again. And I had to read it sideways because the text was just too small upright. Okay, enough about the text. I was about to say that there wouldn't be so much quote reactions since I read this on the ereader, but there is a lot. Sort of. LOL. Okay. There's a Teacher's guide to this book. http://www.julieberrybooks.com/TeachersGuideTheAmaranthEnchantment.pdf

So maybe it's supposed to be a class read? Most likely for elementary school kids, since there was no romance. The reason this book wasn't a 10 was because of the lack of romance. Okay, even if there was romance, it would be a 9. Okay. Because there are just those books that I gave 10's to. Don't get me wrong, I loved this book! The rating is my personal opinion, which shouldn't matter to you unless you plan to read every single book I read. Anyway, yeah. I think I'm just going to finish all the books on my ereader first before moving on to paper books. After the paper books, I'm moving back to my ereader, and then after that paper books. Okay, enough babbling. Time for quote reactions!

"Your Majesty," he said..
"Your what?" I said.
"Er," said my customer.

LOL. I knew it.

"You don't need to do that," he said.
"Do what?"
"Get down on your knees. Unless you are proposing marriage.."

Oh my god. The humor. I can't breathe.

"Don't touch me!" I yelped.
"Hide me!" he whispered.
I blinked. "Hide you?"

Oh god. What an intruding pervert.

Silence. Then, "There's room."
I jumped. His voice came from close by, on my bed. I  recoiled in disgust. Thought he and I'd be cozy now, did he...

Oh my god. 'There's room,' has got to be my favorite line. EVER. Oh my god, oh my god. Really. I laughed so hard.

"I know about you.."

"Peter," I croaked.
PETER. -malicious glare-

I wrinkled my nose. "I don't want to dance with him.."
LOL. Oh my god. Lucinda.

"Hortensia Montescue. I believe you call her Aunt."
WHAT. omg this is getting so good.

"You!" I gasped.
"Me," he agreed, looking amused. 

So, in Rick Riordan's Throne of Fire, and the Serpent's Shadow, there's always a guy that appears and says, me, after someone glares and says you. I gotta use this. These have got to be the best acknowledgement  lines in the whole world.

His eyes narrowed. "You don't say.."

I just thought of this meme. I had to. LOL. The prince and his humor.

"Peter?" the prince asked, surprised. "Miss Peter? Miss Peters?"
Reminds me of the part in Disney's Mulan where Shang asked her what her name was and she said Ling, Mushu, etc. Lucinda was just glaring at Peter and she said his name, and then the prince was all like, Peter? 
"Truth to be told, I couldn't say. One day you're sharing your bedroom with street thieves, next day you.."
Oh my god. Peter. Peter. He's not quite the one to say this, isn't he? (x

Peter's eyes bulged. He swallowed hard and stepped back.
Oh my gosh, his reaction! So, he told Lucinda that she has an advantage in robbery because she's a girl and she can flirt with the guys to distract them, and then he tells her to practice on him and he just gets this reaction. LOL.

His eyes... He caught himself suddenly, stiffened, pulled away.
"Pardon me. I.. I was trying to hear you better. The noise..But I'm neglecting your dancing lessons.."

Oh, what excuses! No guys. This is not romance.

The soft, damp touch lingered long after his lips were gone..
She's talking about her face, you wrong-minded adal;fd. But still. Isn't that a bit over-detailed? Spit on her face. Fab.

There stood Gregor, and beside him, to my great shock, was his father, King Hubert....
._. You're doomed. You're dead, Lucinda, you're doomed. I can't bear to read this.

The sticky-faced prince who'd drunk too much punch...
Gregor? Yeah, him. The one you didn't want to dance with? Yeah, him. The one you're swooning over? Yeah, him. Punch guy.

Handsome, I realized with surprise...


"You!" I said. 
YOU! -seethes-

Aunt's face contorted into a grimace of bewildered disgust.
After some apologies. LOL. Omg.

"You've mussed up my hat," he said after a while.
"Blast your hat."

Blast your hat! I just had to laugh.

Once, he'd amused me- in a maddening sort of way..
Haha. Very funny.

Lucinda, you're a fool to forgive him.
Awh, if it makes him happy, then it's all good! Even I pity him right now.

"Give me that!" I snatched the bun from Peter's hand and bit into it..
omg. Can you imagine that.

"Take off everything, and put these on"- she handed me silk underthings..
Underthings. Interesting. o___o

"The dress fits," Beryl said. "Doesn't it, Peter?"
"Um-hmm," Peter said, his face flushing..

Oouu, (x

He pressed its tip gently into my belly.
I thought when people threaten others with knives, they put it at their neck. Wtf. Belly.

Gregor seemed dissatisfied with my lack of feeling..
Psh, take what she gives! She deserves to provide lackluster..enthusiasm in front of you. (Is lackluster an adj? omg. I forgot.)

Peter made a noise of annoyance.
Can't you tell, Lucinda?

Yes, I did say there was no romance. You may think there is, but there's not. Oh god. Lucinda said that she felt Gregor's whiskers on her lips. That just.. kadj;flasjld I wanted her to end up with Peter, personally. I'm not saying what happened. No spoilers, remember?

Out of all the characters, I like Beryl the best. She is so nice, oh god. I need to borrow her personality for one of my characters in Incend.

I just want to say this. Julie Berry did make me laugh, but not quite so much times as Rick Riordan did. Yep, he's the comedian! I would like to recommend this book to all of you fairy-tale lovers.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Book Review: Hana by Lauren Oliver.

 Hana by Lauren Oliver.
A Delirium Short Story: Delirium #1.5
Book Summary: The summer before they're supposed to be cured of the ability to love, best friends Lena and Hana begin to drift apart. While Lena shies away from underground music and parties with boys, Hana jumps at her last chance to experience the forbidden. For her, the summer is full of wild music, dancing—and even her first kiss. But on the surface, Hana must be a model of perfect behavior. She meets her approved match, Fred Hargrove, and glimpses the safe, comfortable life she’ll have with him once they marry. As the date for her cure draws ever closer, Hana desperately misses Lena, wonders how it feels to truly be in love, and is simultaneously terrified of rebelling and of falling into line. In this digital story that will appeal to fans of Delirium and welcome new admirers to its world, readers will come to understand scenes from Delirium through Hana's perspective. Hana is a touching and revealing look at a life-changing and tumultuous summer.

Liana's Summary: Lena and Hana are beginning to drift apart from each other. The cure is coming closer. Hana decides to get the best out of her life before the cure. This is written in Hana's point of view. As Lena's best friend, she has her own thoughts. And they're all in this book.

Rate(1-10): 6.9
So pretty much I was kind of looking forward to reading this, but I guess I got somewhat disappointed. I was skimming the whole thing, omg. Pretty much. I like the cover, though! The cover is pretty. :3 Since it's only 17 pages, I only had a few quotes. I just copied and pasted, aha. The benefits of reading online. But now my eyes hurt. Gah! I read two books in a day. I'm happy. This doesn't really count as a book. More like a story. hehe. I thought it was somewhat long, but then the last few pages had a preview to Pandemonium, which I've already read.

Here's the reading link!

If you want to read, that is. :) I mean, it explains a few things. Like why Hana behaved as she did. Maybe, just maybe, I will read Before I Fall. Maybe! But not now. I need to find the download link somewhere. Okay, so, quote reactions!

"I don't bite, you know," Fred says lightly. I'm not sure whether he means it to be an invitation to move closer, but I stay where I am.

Psh. Get away you perv.

You're very pretty.


"Smart, pretty, and simple," Fred says. He smiles. "Perfect."

Perfect. Psh. Pervert.

I like your smile. I want to know you.

Pervert! I keep saying that, omg. 

That was the night he kissed me.

"Holy shit! Look, Hana. Fireflies."
They're fireflies. omg. Nothing holy shit about it.

I don't believe it. He gave me a Devil's Kiss.
You mean a hickey? Ewwwww. He IS a pervert!


Lol. Yes. Pervert, pervert, pervert. Really, man! Hana. I think this short story somewhat answered some of my questions about her.

Well, that's all! Short story, so short review. :)


Book Review: The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan.

The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan.
Kane Chronicles #3.
Book Summary: He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can’t seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos.

Liana's Summary: Apophis was rising. Now he's back for real. Carter and Sadie Kane have done all they could to save the world two times in a row already, and now they have to do it a third time. With Chaos rising, what can they do? They have no choice but to trust their acquaintances. But, is it a wise choice? Carter has Zia to worry about. Sadie can't decide between Walt and Anubis. Rick Riordan takes you to another world with his riding in this fantastic third and last book of a thriller of the Kane Chronicles!

Rate(1-10): 9.5

I suppose it's not a 10. :3 I don't know. It deserves to be a 9.5. Okay. So then, out of the three of the whole trilogy, I think this was the best. It's one of those trilogies in which the third book is the best. It was really a suspenseful-page-turner-on-every-page one, but still not the most suspenseful. :3 And, I'm happy, because I finished this book in the afternoon! Not 10 at night. (: So I get to make this book review as long as I want to because I'm not nearly exhausted and about to fall asleep on my keyboard. So.

Oh my gods. Imma just use that term now, k. GODS. Anubis is aj;fdlsajasj. Usually, when the girl main character is having trouble deciding between two guys, I choose for her. I go like, HIM, HIM, HIM! But now. Between Anubis and Walt. I can't even. omg. They're both adkljfl;jds. What Rick Riordan did was really smart, and I'm happy. (:

I just love his writing! Omg. Well, I'm really glad that this isn't the last Rick Riordan book I'm reading. I still have The Lost Hero to read, and Son of Neptune as well. After that, though.. well. Let's hope he writes more. I still like Percy Jackson better than any of his books, just because I like Greek Mythology better. It's more interesting. Egyptian mythology always creeped me out. ._. And I just noticed creeped isn't a word. D: Okay. Anyway, yeah. Quote reactions! Yes, now, because the brilliance of Riordan's writing leaves me speechless. Oh yes. I was at my grandmother's house. And then I ran out of tabs. And then I nearly died. omg. Also, I figured out I'm NOT going to the bookstore. aasl;fasjlkaf;sf Hope I live. I have blogs to run. Anyway..

"Did I fancy him? Well, it's complicated. More on that later."
I have a feeling this book is going to be all about Sadie fancying Walt and Anubis. :3

"Evil laughter filled the room.."
Okay, I just have this urge to complain about evil people laughing evilly. Why laugh? fakd;klfsda It's so irritating. Just makes the reader want to whack the evil guy with a gun. (Long story about the whacking gun thing. Legend by Marie Lu.)

"No!" Felix cried.
The room rumbled, much stronger this time.
Khufu screamed and jumped on Carter's head, knocking him to the floor.

Penguins melting and baboons screaming and jumping on people's heads. This scene was quite hilarious.

"The box!" I yelped. "Stop him!"
In a British accent. I can't help but refer to Hermione Granger whenever someone says "STOP HIM!"

"Walt staggered. Suddenly I was supporting him."
Walt! Are you okay?! D:

"Alyssa's staff burst into flames. She screamed and threw it aside."
LOL. I can imagine that. It's all good. I would do that too if my staff burst into flames.

"Very well, Sadie Kane. It's time to die."
Usually when evil people are going to kill you, they don't say it's time to die. But I found this quite amusing so I laughed, which isn't appropriate for the situation.

"The camel grunted and farted."
Oh, Rick Riordan! Bringing in humor in the gravest situation.

"Walt," I said. "guard me."
Whale! Guard you, huh? While you do what?

"I was standing in a dark graveyard with Anubis."

His smile melted. "They wouldn't let me see you."
What is this tyranny.

"Don't leave." I grasped his hand and held it against my cheek."

AWH. Don't leave, Anubis, please pleaseajflasjlfasj

"Don't leave!"
My burned hands were bandaged, and I was gripping a hairy baboon paw. Khufu looked down at me, rather confused.
Oh, fab. I was flirting with a monkey.

This is the scene right after the last quote. Aha! (x This made me laugh so freaking hard.

"..it just wasn't fair of Anubis to pop into my dreams, looking all hot and immortal, when poor Walt was risking his life to protect me and getting weaker by the day."
All hot and immortal. omg. Sadie. Your words are too creative.

It worked great, except when Felix yelled down at the mortals, "Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas!"
omg. alfl;asdj. TROLOL.

"As annoying as she was, I needed her."
AW, CARTER. That's so sweet. Duh, she's your sistah.

"My kittens are alive!"
Omg. Bast! Your kittens? I just had to imagine the Frankenstein part where the dude went like, "IT'S ALIVEEE!"

 "There's a picture of him hunting ducks."
Rlly. Ducks. omg.

"..her godly almost-boyfriend Anubis."
Oh god. (: I love Anubis. akdsl;ajfas

"Trust Sadie to nickname part of your soul after poultry,.."
omg, this reminds me of the part in Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain, where he was like, "I DID NOT STEAL YOUR POULTRY GOODS." (x I just had to crack up.

"-your sheut."
Your shoot? what.

"Noble," I agreed. "That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of pigeons."
"Indeed," Horus said.

All hail noble pooping pigeons. I hate pigeons. adkljfal

"Please. War gods do not poop on blankets. Well, except for that one time-"
LOL. Horus. Don't even start.

"Why, Cleo," Bast said with admiration."You have a catty side!"
Which is why I love Bast.

"..that other boy, the godly one."

"You look..wonderful." I tried to keep a straight face. "You do realize it's not a funeral?"
omg. Carter and his formal clothing.

"You look like your pictures!"
Dumb thing to say.

No, actually, I wanted to say. He's my amazingly hot boy god. Find your own.

Yes. Anubis is your hot boy god. I tend to get excited when Anubis is around. :3

"A few meters away, Carter looked quite awkward as Lacy showed him how to slow-dance."
Oh, Carter!

"Was the god of the dead blushing?"
ooou. You make him blush, Sadie. You doooo.

"..I don't want you to die."
Must.. use.. this.. line.. somewhere.

"A mere child..."
5,000 years old. A mere child.

"Shoe?" I demanded. "Shoe who?"
omg. Shu! (x This so made me laugh.

I raised an eyebrow at Anubis, who looked mortally embarrassed (or perhaps immortally embarrassed). 
Haha, nice one! He is a;flsdaj. Fab.

"You are hereby banned from further contact!"
:c Shoo, Shu.

"We hadn't even dated properly. One kiss six months ago, and Anubis was grounded from seeing me forever?"

Shu sucks shoes. :c

"He has no choice!" Shu cried.
Wheeze and cough and faklsjfdj I just had this scene in my mind of some hysterical old man saying that.

"So, shoo!" 
Said Shu.

"Sadie!" Anubis tried to fight his way toward me, but the storm was too strong.
I love this part. SADIEEEEE!

"His name was Leonid, and we agreed not to kill each other."
Okay, aha!

"How dare Isis and Horus keep us apart when we weren't even together!"
How dare they. :c

"Perhaps he'd wanted to end our ill-fated relationship and give his blessing for me to date Walt."

"No banana slug! Please!"

omg. Too funny.

What color are the eyes of Anubis?
Brown. Duh.

Of course Sadie would know. :3

"Yes," the demon chucked, his claws tightening around my neck. "Me."
You! I seethed with loathing.
Me. He said with evil delight.
Gosh. Must use this sometime.

"I-I won't be around much longer."

(Okay, unlikely. Sadie wasn't that much of a prize.)
Oh, Carter. Srsly.

"Just for a second I thought he looked like.. No."
And from this point on, I knew what she was about to say. And I knew exactly what was going to happen. EXACTLY. Just this line. I knew it from there.

"..please do not refer to the Devourer of Souls as Poochiekins."
Lord Osiris saying Poochiekins in the same sentence as Devourer of the Souls. adafasljfasl It's just too bizarre to fit together.



"That disgusted me so much, I staggered into the sunlight and threw up on him."
I just had to laugh. I actually paused from reading just to laugh. It was THAT funny.

"Run or die!"
Oh so now you show your evil side. fkakfds;js

"I'm going to personally stuff you down Ammit's mouth, like a branch into a wood chipper."
Ooou. Go Zia.

"Lord Kane, it's time to die."
Time to die again?!

"Tell me. I must know how to hunt Jelly Babies."
Oh. My goodness. This sentence is too bizarre for a goddess to even say.

"We're still alive. We win."

"But, Walt.. it's time."

Anyone watch nigahiga? It's timeee. I couldn't help but think of this scene. Sorry 'bout my crapsters gif. I don't know how to do those pretty effects, so you know. This is the "Movies in Minutes:Twilight" one.
I know this scene is serious. But.. IT'S TIME.

"Yes. I can't leave her."
Anubis nodded and squeezed his shoulder. "Neither can I."

Aw! <3

Anubis put his arms around me. His brown eyes were full of compassion.
Really reminds me of this part in HP!

"Anubis sheltered me in his arms, and I sniveled like a little girl."
I have nothing to say. Other than it's so romantic.

"You take his soul and leave? I hate you!"
Gasp. I don't know who's side to be on right now.

"..if-if you're sure you don't hate me."
So dramatic. I needa cry. Omg.

"He sliced his head across my gut."
o__o I was forced to pause.

I reached into the Duat and pulled out and ostrich feather.
"Really?" I yelled.


"I'd imagined this many times, but I was so unprepared, I didn't act very cool about it."
Imagine, huh. (;

[Yes, Sadie. I actually said that. Don't gasp so loud.]
Aw, what a big brother! <3

"Oh, I can take it from here. You guys did great. Tas!"
omg. NO!

"Tas!" she yelled.

YESSSS. Oh. In case you didn't know. Tas, is for 'bind' in Ancient Egyptian.

Sadie and Bes laughed like crazy. Me, I was too busy yelling,  "Crevice! Look out! Flaming geyser! Go left!" 
Oh, Carter!

One of the old dudes kept screaming, "My pudding!" for no apparent reason.
Pudding is good.

"We have cooooookies!"
He's still insane. :c

Still me, they had said in unison.


"She's an old man," he muttered.
:c Poor Carter.

"Don't make me sound ridiculous!" I shouted. "I'm not ridiculous!"
Apparently you are. (:

"No one harms Sadie Kane."
Prince Charming to the rescue. <3

"Shut up, Father."

I laughed. (x This is too hilarious to say casually. I guess that's just Anubis, then? (:

"Idiots," he rasped. "Sahei."

You're an old git! You idiot! djfkla

"Good night."
Be the heroine, pass out, and before that, don't forget to say good night!

"I was the Avenger."

"That's okay. I finally came to my senses and found the right girl..."
(: Go Bes! Even though dwarf-hippo babies are unnerving.

"That copycat!"
Aha! Right in front of the cat goddess. (x Calling Horus a copycat. Pshh.

"Instead of taking his hand, I punched him in the chest."
Wise move, Sadie. (x

Rick Riordan is seriously the only author that has been able to make me stop reading for a second and laugh at something. Laugh out loud, not silently to myself. Out loud that I'm getting a six pack. I just admire his writing so much.

I liked Sadie so much better in this book than the Red Pyramid. kfda;sdj I got to know her better. (: But still. Carter.

I think after this book, I realized that hard cover books aren't so bad after all. (: But the covers get damaged so easily. :c And they hurt you. But yeah. I have to say I loved the Kane Chronicles. Carter forever! (: Oh yes. And Anubis as well.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Book Review: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver.

Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver.
Book Summary: I'm pushing aside the memory of my nightmare,pushing aside thoughts of Alex,pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school,push,push,push,like Raven taught me to do.The old life is dead.But the old Lena is dead too.I buried her.I left her beyond a fence,behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Liana's Summary: Lena Haloway is now Lena Morgan Jones. The old Lena is gone. The new one is starting over- in the Wilds. Because Alex is gone.

Rate(1-10): 10!

Let's just say I'm angry. And furious. FURIOUS. And so furious that I need to cry. omg, Lauren Oliver's writing is too fabulous. But I'm furious! And there's no words to describe my fury. So here. GIFs.

Okay. So you know my fury now. The gifs aren't mine. Of course not. :3 I can't believe I actually went far enough to fetch some. So like, yeah. I'm so furious!!! kfl;ajldj Okay, enough about my fury.

I'm just going to talk more before I do quote reactions because I have less this time. I hate highlighting on ereaders, okay. It's so hard. :c

Since it's going to be a while 'till the third book of the series, Requiem, comes out, I'm just going to make this book review detailed as possible, no spoilers, okay, just for your sake, so I can come back here later and refresh my memory of how Pandemonium ended. Requiem comes out March 5th, 2013. It's a must get! Pandemonium leaves you hanging on the last freaking page.

I hate how the stupid main character falls in love with the wrong guy. And when they were kissing I was just crying. I'm serious. I was crying because she's not doing it with the right guy. At the end, I just almost had a heart attack. But then I got it spoiled by some oh-so-helpful acquaintances. It's okay, actually, because if they didn't spoil it and reassure me, I would've died and not have bothered to read Pandemonium at all. Because what's a book without a male lead? This book was alternating chapters with now and then, and it tells Lena's present and past. Not that far past but the part where they left off in Delirium. And her present is just after what she did in the past. Get it? Sorta. That's all I'm going to say now.

I don't remember if I mentioned this in the Delirium book review, but um. I kind of want to read Hana now. Delirium#1.5. I don't know. She's kind of gone. Okay, so I have a feeling Requiem is going to be the best out of the three. And if not, I'll stick to Delirium. Yeah, I still like the first book better. You know that feeling when you're watching or reading something? Man, you just want the next chapter or episode to come out. Well, I feel that right now. Why do I have to waittttttt. D; And I might even not get to get it. All depends. omg. I don't know how long it's going to take to come out in 4shared.com so I can download it to my ereader. I doubt a new book's gonna come out right away online. fkljdlsaj I'm gonna cry now. :c Because I don't know if I'm gonna get it or not. D:

I think I talked long enough for myself to refresh my memory when I get to read Requiem. Which reminds me. I still have to wait for Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, including the rest of the Lunar Chronicles with it, and the whole series is finished publishing in 2016. omg. And I still need to wait for Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George, Reached by Ally Condie, Prodigy by Marie Lu, including the third and anonymous book of the series, at least right now. And Bewitching by Alex Flinn! I actually just went on Goodreads right now to look at my to-read list. I can't even memorize this list. D;

So, I think you've waited long enough. So here. Quote reactions! Behold!

"All right, Blue. Out of here. Bedtime."
Blue! :D Cool name.

What kind of name is Squirrel?

"Boil the shit about it, and there you go. Slop."
ooou, see what I'm talking about with the cursing?

".. The boy smirks again."
Psh, psh! Don't smirk at her. She got a maaaaaan already.

"...We have to, or we'll be shitting a river from breakfast to dinner."
Don't know why, but it just made me laugh. It's been a while since I've read curse words. It's so intense. But I don't like it in every line. Just once in a while to make things intense. Like I said.

"..It feels too weird to wear someone else's old underwear, so I keep on the pair I've been wearing."
o__o Too much info.

"..but he keeps his eyes locked on me. They are cold, appraising."
UGH. Look awey. She got a maaaaaaaan already. I know you want to, but pleaaase.

"The photos have not done justice to the angle of his jaw, or the broadness of his shoulders."

"Her name is Annabel,.."
Now you mention it.

"Hana is gone."

"I hope you find every last one." Julian nods. As I turn around, I add, "Before they find you."
oooou. Ssss. Just had to.

"He sounds tired- and something else, too. Gentle. Concerned. I've come to think of Tack as a dog:.."
Romance between Tack and Raven? I think soo. Lena, what are you doing, eavesdropping on them.

"I want to help," I press, conscious of the whine that is creeping into my voice, conscious of the fact that I sound like Blue when she is throwing one of her rare tantrums.
No you don'tttt.
You're gonna regret it.

"Because," she says. "I said so."
Psh, pssssssssh.

"Lena!" I turn around. Tack shoves his way through the mass of people, presses an umbrella into my hand. "It's supposed to rain later."
No it's not. -____-'

"And then: Everything is noise."
lakfdjakj O:

"The desire to laugh-hysterical and inappropriate- wells in my throat.."
But nothing's funny. :c

"I shouldn't have made her carry water."
You shouldn't have! She would have been still alive. ;c

"I'm furious with Raven, so furious I could spit."
And I'm furious just because I am.

"But no. I'm the one screaming.."

"Tack's stupid umbrella,.."
LOL. okay. Umbrellas can be stupid.

"I ate it all."
You fatty. :c Still don't like this guy. Never will. No matter how many attempts you try to be nice, I will never like you. This is so Disney's Pocahontas#2! fla;jdklafj WHY.

"This is, in all probability, the first time he has ever been alone with a girl his age for an extended period of time, and his eyes travel over my hair, and legs, and arms, as though I am a strange species of animal at the zoo. It makes me want to put on my jacket...."

"The left corner of his mouth twitches upward: A tiny smile. He looks at me sideways.."
BRO. Nothing's funny. And get the freak away from her. I'm serious.

"Alex told me that very same thing, once.."

"You can get it from kissing."
So immature.

"That's fucked."
So it is.

"Tell me a story.."
What a baby. Still don't like him.

"They were using their tongues..."
PSH. You pervert.

"Julian has a surprisingly nice laugh, low and musical.."
Don't you pay attention to his laugh, missy. He's not the one.

"..but he lets me lace my fingers through his.."

"The knife feels surprisingly heavy. I look at the rabbit.."
D: I can't read you killing a poor rabbit! ;_: But I did anyway.

"..has a terrible voice, totally off-key,.."
At least there's an imperfection here. fklajds

"What are you doing?"
Yeah you perv. Stahp it.

"I'm sorry," he whispers, but doesn't move his hand. "I.." 

"Listen," I say, "I'm not who you think I am."
Yeah. Use Alex's wise wise words.

"Holy shit, holy shit."
Holy freaking shit.

"He still looks like shit,.."
Too much uses of that word.

"My back is pressed up against his chest,.."
Don't think wrong, they're just in a closet, hiding. I STILL DON'T APPROVE OF THIS PROXIMITY.

"Two goddamn kids, for shit's sake."
Shit again?!

"Yes," he says shortly. "But I'm cold too."
Derrrrp. Still hate him.

"He is beautiful.."

"Let her go!"
LOL. Sorry. I just thought of this story my sister wrote with the guy saying that, and then I had to read it with a little kid voice.

"Do you hear me? Get off her! Let her go!"
Jeez, calm down. But yeah! LET HER GO! Still don't like him. Never ever will.

"..and haggard and alive.."
YAY. <3

"Hey, kid." She runs a finger lightly along the cut on my neck, and scans my face for other injuries. "You look like shit."
-______-' The perfect thing to say during a reunion, Raven.

"..helped him die.."
I still don't like him, but yeah. Save him.

"I rummage through Mrs. Fineman's clothing and find a soft cashmere sweater and a pair of clean, black denim jeans."
Steaaaaaaaalin', haaaah?

I'm going to faint.

"..will be attending his son's execution."
What kind of father is that.

"Perhaps it is not too late for revenge."
No. It's not.

"..as red petals of blood bloom outward across his.."
:OO Well, what can I say? DIE!DIE!DIE!!!!

"Someone arrived from Portland last night- a fugitive."
I know perfectly well who this is. And I'm going to cry.

"We have picked each other, and the rest of the world can go to hell,.."
omg. NO! I'm seriously going to cry now.

--------------------(I know I said less quote reactions. But... UM. YOLO. I lied.)

As you can see, I've never ever approved of him. I still hate him, and I always will. He ruined everything. And in this love triangle, I am inclined on only one side. Stay tuned for Requiem! Once again, March 5th, 2013.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Book Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

Delirium (Delirium, #1)
Delirium by Lauren Oliver.
Book Summary: Ninety-five days, and then I’ll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It’s hard to be patient. It’s hard not to be afraid while I’m still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn’t touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don’t. 

Liana's summary: Lena isn't ugly. She isn't pretty either. She's not fat, but she's not skinny. She's just in between. She's all in favor of the government and their ways.. but when she meets Alex, everything, just everything, changes. 

Rate(1-10): 10!

I'm just going to crawl in a corner and cry and die. I'm serious. Going to die. I can't.. my eyes are red and swollen. I'm procrastinating from homework for this book review, and it's so worth it. omg. So I'm supposed to write a summary that's 'professional' so I can show my counselor. How do I put this in a professional way. 'Reading this is a whole new experience?' Sure, why not. So I seriously need to update my Top 10's page. omg. ajl;dlajfj SRSLY.

Here, are my character impressions:

Lena: omg, I like her name. As I read the book, I got to know her better and hey, she's pretty paranoid, but she's okay, I suppose.

What I love about him is that he is utterly predictable. Seriously. Even the most dimwitted can predict him.

Carol: First impression was that she was nice enough. Last impression was that she's a stupid akl;fdjl

Grace: I love this little girl, oh my god. She's so cute. I just want to hug her for doing what she did. She gave them hope.

Jenny: So I never liked her. I just don't. She's Carol's daughter, and she's always so mean to Lena. I just don't like her.

Hana: At first, I thought she was kind of conceited, but it's all good now. I like her.

I don't care if I'm missing characters. They're the main ones anyway. I like skipping the period when I caps lock. Because it just feels right when I rant, aha.

No, I'm not even going to talk about Brian Scharff. If that's how you spell it. Usually I'm careful about spelling people's names, but I don't care about him.

When I heard of this book, I thought that I wouldn't like it THAT much but I ended up dying and crying and etc over it. It's a HIGH recommendation, obviously. I think it's going to make it on my Top Ten list of favorite books.

Okay, so let's get this over with, shall we? 

I obviously got a lot out of this book. Since I don't have Pandemonium, I'm reading it on the Nook. And since I'm reading on the Nook, I have a bunch of other books on the Nook, so then I'm not going to read a real life paper book until I'm done with all my unread Nookbooks. Hopefully I'll finish all of them, I think 7, 8, 9, 10? before school starts on August 23rd, cos' it's not wise to carry around an ereader in PUBLIC. So what I was talking about getting over with was the quote reactions, and I just wanted you to see the book and my tabs. omg.

I swear I had more to say, but I suppose that's it.
Here it is! omg, I bookmark every single thing.

"..I began to suck on those.."
What I was about to say was..
One does not simply suck oranges.

"..so that they can see my body."
omg. I never wanted to live in a Dystopian world, and this sentence made me not want to more.

"I am only five-two.."

:OO I'M AS TALL AS HER OMG. Technically not, aha. But one inch doesn't count. (;

"Is Lena getting married today?"
BRAT. I don't like you already.

"...and fifty feet away, at the second entrance, the boys."
Why are they fifty feet away omg. Dystopian segregation. </3 Just breaks my heart. This is so Romeo and Juliet.

Okay, okay! CUT IN THE PROCESS OF QUOTING. I know you're gasping. This is unheard of isn't it. But I just have to say how alike this is with Romeo and Juliet. More alike than you think. omg. I'm still looking forward to reading Pandemonium and the 3rd. I forgot what it's called. Omg. Shame on me. But, here. Action!

"..he raises his eyebrows and I drop my eyes quickly.."
._. Staring at people is an offense. omg.

"Every choice is limited." I snap. "That's life."
omg. I don't like her so far. I'm saying omg in every single line. omg. Sorry.

"..my aunt's last name, Tiddle."
What. Tiddle. That sounds really stupid. I so agree with Hana. I refrained from saying omg. And I just said it again. adfljs;dj

Oh yeah, another cut. Sorry. I'm not going by the procedure, but this book just makes me say omg at everything. I love Lauren Oliver's writing. I was about to say omg. Gah! Action!

"It's beautiful."
YOU JACKED IT UP OMG. I'm just not going to stop and refrain myself from saying it anymore because it's a necessity. Let's see how far I go, without saying it on purpose. Let's see.

"Calm down, calm down!" Even though he's grabbing on to her like she's a life raft and he's in danger of sinking."
LOL, omg.

He winks at me.

omg. WINKITY WINK WINK. When she's dressed like that, omg.

"The thought of putting my mouth where his mouth has been makes me feel anxious all over again."
Seriously, omg. It's water.

Now you're just taunting her! (OOOU. Now the omg's cut short.)

"I feel guilty just for thinking about a boy, even a cured one."
I just want to put this out there: It's really really easy to suspect Alex, so don't say I spoiled anything. Even if it's not in the context, people, you should do some serious critical reading.
And she's guilty about thinking it. (I think my omg-phobia is wearing off. Nah, psh. I fought the urge. You know what, I quit. Imma just say omg when I feel like it, omg. Because this book is so omg. FORGET THE OMGS OMG. I SERIOUSLY CAN'T STAND DESTROYING THIS PERFECTLY GOOD BOOK REVIEW WITH OMGS. I DON'T CARE. COS YOLO.)

"We're glaring at each other.."
:c I think Hana's actually a really good friend. I want to read her story now. Lauren Oliver wrote a Delirium 1.5. (: It's called Hana.

"Fuck you."
D; Hana's really cool, and Lena's not treating her right. Her and her government ways.

"That is the promise of the cure."
Ahhh, but the back of the book says it's a lieeee!

"...and once put her fist in Jillian Dawson's face after Jillian said my family was diseased."
AWH. Hana is so nice. I can see that already in my head, LOL.

omg, it's him! Yay!

"I've never seen anyone maintain a smile for so long. It's like his face is naturally molded that way."
Fake smile, bro. He's hurting on the inside.

"Why were you watching me?"
So here's a bit of a cut in. I sort of liked Lena here. Page 135. (: I started to like her. Oh yeah, and of course: WHY WERE YOU WATCHING HER HMM.


"I didn't say that we'd met."
I love Alex because he has a comeback for everything and he's so darn cute.

"You used to run around the statue and do this jumping, whooping thing."
That's embarrassing.

"You looked happy."
I seriously don't know what to say and I don't know why I bookmarked it. I suppose it's an evident clue that she's not so happy.

"He left me a note."
Stop acting all surprised. He said he liked you.

"I'm not flirting with you."
SO CALM. As I said, perfect guys only exist in books. Sorry guys. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe. But this is my assumption for now.

"Are you flirting with me, then?"
LOL. I suppose she is.

"It's okay. I won't tell."

"Would you like to?" he says. His voice is hardly audible above the wind-so low it's barely a whisper.
I added the part after he proposed the idea because it shows how quiet and calm and peaceful he is. It shows he can be gentle and shy and embarrassed at times. Oh yeah. Lena say yes! Please.

Duh. Derp.

"..that after my evaluation I'd get matched with him."

Is it because of your mom?

"I'll race you."
oh, psh. Alex, you are so losing to her. Just saying. (x

"Without meaning to or thinking about it I reach out and brush my fingers, once, against the three-pronged scar on his neck."
.. Awkward moment. You don't reach out and touch someone like that.. Like, in books, guys and their imperfections make them more perfect. omg. Me and my fantasizing.

"I'm not scared, though," I nearly scream, as Alex opens his mouth to speak.
Uh. Calm down.


This is exactly what I said about Alex being predictable. I predicted him several times in this book. And I was right.

"I'm not who you think I am."
Incend Inspiration over here. I gotta use this line somewhere.

"For a moment I close my eyes and imagine I've misheard him.."
Nope, you heard him right.

"Impossible. You have the scars."
Lena. You're so.. stubborn.

"You have to understand. Lena, I'm trusting you. Do you see that?"

"An -------," I say.
If I actually typed the word, it would be a horrific spoiler even if you predicted it. Because once you predict him, you're so sure. And then Lauren Oliver just leads you off track and throws the prediction right in your face, telling you that you were right. Like I said, reading this is a whole new experience.

"Don't touch me."

"He looks genuinely confused- and hurt, too, .."
D;  Poor Alex.

"Lena. I like you, okay? That's it. That's all. I like you."
Put it right out there. But that's cute.

"..at the very least Alex isn't following me."
No! Alex! Follow her. Please.

"I think of the taste of salt.."
._. This comment was too absurd to leave alone. Simply just.

"Lena, I'm so sorry. Please forgive me."
As if he's the one who should be sorry.

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me-such bullshit."

"Never mind."
Don't never your mind. :c

"I knew that she'd been saved from Thomas, and from the disease, but that was it."
I forgot to mention that love is a disease in this crazy, crazy world. That's what makes this story so Romeo and Juliet.It just makes Thomas look dangerous, but he's not. Of course, Thomas in Legend by Marie Lu is a different story..

"There are safeguards."
ugh. For some reason, police in Dystopian books piss me off.

"Raid, raid. This is a raid.."
omg. D; Lena, do something.

"I have to go. I have to warn her. I have to warn all of them."
And that's my Lena! Whooh! YOU GO GIRL.

"Then they let the dogs loose."
This is seriously a grave situation, and I feel ashamed of even thinking this, but, WHO LET THE DOGS OUT. omg.

"..sudden, shooting pain rips through my leg."
You're doomed, no, no, you're doomed, no! Incend Inspiration.

"-a voice so familiar in that moment it's like I've been waiting for it all along,.."
Prince Charming to the rescue. <3 It occurred to me that my nonsense quote reactions don't make much sense. I'm so sorry. D;

"Then I feel ashamed. He just......"
Better feel ashamed of yourself. Gosh, I'm so tired I'm not even caps locking.

"Shit," Alex mutters. "You're really bleeding."
The reason I got really excited over this book was the epic romance because it's been a while since I've read one of those. And the cussing too. I like some action. SOME.I like how he says 'shit' alot. I feel free doing this book review because I get to type it without being scolded by one of my friends. (x I don't enjoy it when people say bad words. Rlly. I flinch.

"Fine." I start to giggle softly. "You're naked."
No he isn't. He's top naked. omg, are you crazy, Lena? Do you need help.

"I want to, though."

Here he comes with the automatic responds. And they're not dumb either. (x They don't even make him sound perverted because he's sooo... Alex.

"I hated it here. I hated it here so much you can't even imagine..."
That much?

"Defacing or destroying The Book of Shhh is a sacrilege."
This so reminds me of The Giver by Lois Lowry.

"I'm tired of sleeping."
Wait, but you can't be tired of sleeping because when you're tired you go to sleep and you sleep when you're tired. Hahajk. I know he's tired of it. :c I know what he means.


"Let me show you."
Show her what.. *Reads next few lines.* omg, that. I don't know what to say.

"..this kiss- has meant nothing."
So, when I was reading this, there was dramatic music on TV. And it fit.

"Can I see you tomorrow?"
"Yes, yes, yes."

Awh. <3 So cute together. But, you will smile. Then you will cry. Don't say I haven't warned you. This is the retelling of Romeo and Juliet, although not intended.

"... I wake up thinking of Alex."
Lena's really obsessed with him.

"Let me show you."
That's the second time he said that! He reminds me of Aladdin now.

"I need to kiss him."

Too much! I can't stand this.. lessen it a little, please.

"Come inside," she says, "and shut the door."
And without any words, standing there, they knew they were a trio.

"Lena Ella Haloway Tiddle," she says. "You have some explaining to do."
"Your middle name is Ella?" Alex blurts.

This made me laugh so hard. You'll see if you read it.

"..but they look at each other and start grinning stupidly."
Making me want to grin stupidly with them.

"Want to dance?" he teases.
Oh, you!

"..has ever been so painful or delicious.."
One does not simply use painful and delicious in the same sentence.

"Anything's possible, Lena,"
INCEND INSPIRATION. Cos' nothing, nothing can stop us. Nothing is going to be in our way. Because everything is possible, Eramina. Anything and everything. Kekekek that's the perfect thing to make Harry say to her.

"..if anything ever happened to you, I could never forgive myself."
That's kind of like saying, "If you die, I'll kill you." But it's still an inspiration for me.

"Something has just occurred to me."
Unbelievably and painstakingly slow.

"..I just have to find this damn flashlight, okay?"
Calm down ,Lena.

"..is filled with books."
BOOKS. SAY WHAT. -pedoface-

"That's poetry."
Oh. Poetry books. And you got me excited. Poetry is cool. I suppose.


"What's wrong with you?"
I hate Jenny. I really do. I don't like her.

" I didn't know you could be allergic to garlic."

"..cupped in her tiny palm.."

EW LADYBUGS. I have.. insect-ophobia. I guess not arachnophobia because spiders can't freaking fly. And not all of them crawl fast.

"..and feminine-looking.."
Worst. Impression. Ever.

 "He feels sorry for me."
When she should feel sorry for his pimply face instead.

Prince Charming to the rescue.

"His voice is hoarse, as though he's been yelling for a very long time, and a muscle is working furiously in his jaw."
I had an unwanted visual image of Alex bellowing like Tarzan at the open sea. He would've done that. Like I said, predictable.

"Alex takes a deep breath, and for a minute I think he won't answer me."
What is it? O:

"..once or twice in the shitter.."

omg. The shitter. LOL. I'm so immature. I know. But shitter. afs;djljas

"Stop treating me like a child."
"Then stop acting like one."

Great comebacks, I must say.

"Only seven more days."

"Freeze! Both of you! Hands on your head!"

"You're a liar."
Yes you are.

"Someday you'll thank us."
NEVER! This isn't quite my inspiration moment, since I had this idea before I read this, but this just made me think of my story.

"..then I look up and see Gracie.."
GRACE. omg. I love this girl. She's a heroine. Without her, this story wouldn't be progressing.

"Then the door of my bedroom flies open.."
You're doomed. D; No! So close.

"Freeze! Freeze! Freeze or we shoot!"


"I order you, in the name of the United States of America, to freeze and surrender!"

NO. I can't help but reference this to the medieval times.. "Stop in the name of the king!"


And that, is the end, of my so-much-quotes. Hope you didn't die of boredom, my friend. Reassure me you didn't.

I like how Lauren Oliver just randomly made a Book of Shh, the rules of the government, and etc. On every chapter, she would put an excerpt from it. (:

Incend Inspriation- While reading this book, I think I've gotten pretty much so much inspiration that I'm just itching to write. Wish me luck! It's technically not copying. It's actually 'inspiration.' Creating new ideas. (:

That will be all, guys! Have a nice day or a nice sleep. Or a nice lunch. Whenever you're reading this. I'm tired. So much quotes! I actually skipped some, aha. I figured there would be too much spoilers. So, I might try to read Hana. And I must get the third book that's coming out soon! (:

Monday, July 23, 2012

Book Review: Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey.

Sunlight and Shadow: A Retelling of "The Magic Flute" (Once Upon a Time)Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey.
A Retelling of The Magic Flute.
Book Summary: Mina was born on the longest night of the darkest month of the year. When her father looked at her, all he saw was what he feared: By birth, by name, by nature, she belonged to the Dark. So when Mina turned sixteen, her father took her away from shadow and brought her into sunlight. In retaliation, her mother lured a handsome prince into a deadly agreement: If he frees Mina, he can claim her as his bride. Now Mina and her prince must endure deadly trials -- of love and fate and family -- before they can truly live happily ever after....

Liana's Summary: Mina's parents are the King and Queen of Day and Night. They oppose each other, though. Mina has lived with her mother for sixteen years, and the plan is to send her to her father as to let him pick a proper husband for her. When Mina meets the love of her life, her father doesn't approve and insists on making her marry the man of her choice. Now they have to get through trials- one that can kill them, before they can do anything at all.

Rate(1-10): 6.9

I don't even know the story of The Magic Flute. Omg. I should have read that before I read this book, for I was utterly lost for a moment.

On Goodreads, I rated it 3/5, so I suppose that is a 6.9. Whatever, it's close enough. Erm, I think I kind of liked it. I don't know. I read it online again, just like I read The Wild Orchid online. And like The Wild Orchid, I am not satisfied at the romance turnout. a;fljdaldja Whyyyy. I'm not saying that all of Cameron Dokey's books are like that, since Golden was to my satisfaction. <3 Well, if you get easily irritated at character first person POV change every chapter, don't read this book. Thank goodness, the chapters are short, because I get frustrated because of that, aha. Anyway, I procrastinated so much during this book, because I wasn't paying attention. I'm never reading an online book again unless I have to. Ugh. I've just been told by a professional that I procrastinate. :c I didn't even know I was a good designer. Jeez, take a sanity test and the people know all about you. Things that you don't even know about yourself.. it's scary. Okay, back to the book. What kind of name is TERN? I imagined him fat and lazy the whole time. Even if he wasn't. It isn't a good thing to imagine especially when he's... "THE ONE." Sorry Tern, but I still don't like you. The characters are: Tern, Mina, Gayna, Lapin, and Statos. There's so much, I'm not even sure if that's all. I love Lapin the most. ehhehe. So. Quote reactions.

"Her name is Gayna."

Gayna? Hm. I don't like this Gayna.

"..bidding the satisfaction of seeing me cry."
Dokey does this too much.

"Oh, Lapin."

Oh, you! How cute.

"But that does not mean I have the brains of one."
:3 I like Lapin.

"I am a prince, and my name is Tern."

"Welcome to your new home."
-cough- Faggot.

"Don't you think it's a little too late to be concerned of that?"
OOOU. Right in the gut.

"The daughter of the Queen of the Night bears the evil eye."
So mean. I hate you officially.

"My eyes are two different colors."

"...she could be ugly."
You're ugly.

"How long have you loved him?"
HAH. That's a joke. He no want you.

"Statos must never see that smile."
But he will. You poop.

"Give her more time," I wanted to cry.

"You have control over her body."
I thought wrong. Sorry. :x

"He can be annoying, especially when he's right and he knows it."
Oh, how cute!

"For I am told that my eyes change color according to the light."
OOH. That's cool.

"Bring Gayna to me at once."

"Well, don't just lie there. Go and rescue her."
Oh, brave Lapin. How wise of you to tell Tern.

"And I threw my arms around him.."
omg. YAY. (':

"I don't just think it. I know I do."

"Will you love me, do you think?"

"Why don't you give each other a kiss and be done with it?"
LOL. Lapin. This is why I love you.

When will I find love?
FOREVER ALONE. Poor Lapin. D; I'm here for you!

"The music of my heart."
Oh yes.

"I've just never seen one fly through the air..."
LOL. Okay. Lapin and his sense of humor.

" You are Gayna,.."
wtf. omgomgomgomg. -pedoface-

"I tell you, I will not!" Statos shouted.

"No! Wait!" I cried.
Wait, whaaaaaat just happened.

"Lapin!" Mina cried. "Spy!" the Lord Sarastro said.
This just made me laugh. Not sure why.

"I did my best to make a bow..."
How cute. :3

"For she has had my heart from a week after she was born."
AWH. You belong together.

"You cannot trust him. He serves the Queen of the Night. "

No one can trust you! ajfdalkjf

The fires of hell, I thought.

"The first kiss that we had shared. It wasn't much like other first kisses, I think."
PERVERT ON THE LOOSE. Yep, still don't like him.

"But the touch of them so filled my heart with music that, for the instants the kiss lasted, I no longer heard the fire nor felt its heat."

See how pitiful he is, " the voices of hell jeered at me. "He refuses to admit what must come, even now. " With a cry of frustration, I tore the fabric of my tunic, exposing the place where the flute lay in its sheath, just above my heart. 
"Mina, " I said again, and felt her hands upon mine, willing them to be still. 
"It's all right, Tern. I understand what you would have me do, " she said. "But, in spite of your pain, I think the solution to this trial is for my heart to solve, not yours. For I have watched your suffering, and longed to end it, and is that not what love does? But only if you trust me. " 
"I will. I do, " I said. 
And I watched her smile.

This part had to be read by me when there was sad music on the TV. Omg. No, I did not type all that. I merely copied and pasted, aha. The advantages of reading an ebook.

"Never had I seen a more beautiful sight."

"I love you, Tern."

"But dry them first. I cannot see them truly if you weep."
Poop. Let her cry.

Oh, Tern, I thought.

Statos fell to his knees, his head bowed down.

"But, if you will give me what I ask, I will render up all my lord's secrets to you,.."

"You would have me be alone, then?" Statos asked.
FOREVER ALONE. And deserving it! ehehhe

And, everyone, that is the end of my reactions. I think I pay less attention when I'm reading online. Thank goodness they're pretty short. I really got confused when I read this, because there are no chapter titles when the POV changes abruptly. But, anyway, here's the reading link if you want to read it. 


That is all, for I am tired. I will never read an ebook on the comp again, omg. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Book Review: The Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey.

Currently Reading..The Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey.
A retelling of 'The Ballad of Mulan.'
Book Summary:  Wielding a sword as deftly as an embroidery needle, Mulan is unlike any other girl in China. When the emperor summons a great army, each family must send a male to fight. Tomboyish Mulan is determined to spare her aging father and bring her family honor, so she disguises herself and answers the call.But Mulan never expects to find a friend, let alone a soul mate, in the commander of her division, Prince Jian. For all of Mulan's courage with a bow and arrow, is she brave enough to share her true identity and feelings with Prince Jian?
Liana's Summary: Embroidery? Sewing? Weaving? Mulan prefers sword-wielding or archery to that. Mulan is a girl who thinks that her father hates her. Her dearest wish is to get to know him. When that wish is granted, how does Mulan feel? Her father faces a threat of deja-vu, and so Mulan takes his place in fighting the Huns. When she meets (not-so-handsome) Prince Jian, Mulan realizes something. Something that she never realized before. And I'm not telling you. Because that's spoiling.

Rate(1-10): 8.5
It was pretty good! I took, like, 3 hours reading this. ._. I had to read it online. Here's the link, if you want to read. It's a high recommendation!-


There was no file of it on 4shared.com to download, so ald;asjlfsd I had to read it online. :c Whale, that does make bookmarking and highlighting quotes easier. I'd rather hold a real-life paper book.

So. I just got the urge to read all of Cameron Dokey's retellings, because..
1-I love retellings. Incend is a retelling!
2- I liked her retelling of Rapunzel, so I decided to read more of her retellings.

I don't think I'm going to read her other books, BESIDES her RETELLINGS. I like her retellings. :3

Enough about retellings. Okay, so in this book, her best friend is named Li Po. Really? Li Po? I'm Chinese and I don't even know what that means. All I can think of is Pear Old Lady. And there's Prince Jian( Prince Sword), Prince Guang (Prince Light.), and Prince Ying( Prince Silver.) Awkward names! I got disturbed. So here's my thoughts without spoiling:


I really like Li Po. I think he's my favorite character. Yep. He is. And way hotter than 'that one other guy'.
Another reason I like Cameron Dokey is that she doesn't use complex vocab so I don't have to end up updating my vocab journal. (x Like I did with Prince and the Pauper. Ugh. A whole page, front and back. That's why I'm taking a break. Unfortunately, my next book to read is another Cameron Dokey book ONLINE. D; Sighhhhh. Well. Behold! Quote Reactions!

"Do so quickly or you will make me angry."

"..both my parents hoped that I would be a boy..."
What's with Asians wanting boys? :c

"I would soon be old enough to become a bride."
What. You're 13.

"..not for the fact that Min Xian still insisted on giving me my baths from time to time."

"..closed his fingers over mine."
:OOO YES. <3

"I love you, Mulan."
"And I love you."


"You aren't thinking of asking me to marry you, are you?"

"It would seem that your daughter has grown into a son."
WHAAAAAAT. Omg! Her wish. Is granted. (':

"You knew I would do this?"

"If you die, I'm never going to forgive you, or myself."
AHH. This is why Li Po's my fav. Despite his Pear Old Lady name.

"Little Archer."
Archer.  Archer from Fire by Kristin Cashore? dafjfakd;daj ARCHER..

"The point is that I don't want you to die."

"My name is Gong-shi,"
Gong-shi? -_____-'

"..it's because I'm worried about you."
AWH. Him doing his big-brother role. <3

"Prince Guang was the most handsome man that I had ever seen.."
Whoa, whoa! You're going with Li Po, young lady. Not the Prince of Light.

"To my astonishment Prince Jiang reached out and hauled me upright."

"Who are you?"
She's herself. Don't ask. Please.

"He would judge what I could do on the basis of my sex."

"..just barely brushing Prince Jian's.."

"It was a gift from Hua Wei,"

"Now China's fate lay in mine."

"As ---- toppled backward,.."


"..my arrow caught him beneath the chin.."

"He eased me upright, helping me to drink."
 I don't like. :c

"I am sorry."

"Mulan," he said simply. "My little hero of China."

"Prince Jian has asked to speak with you. He is nearby.."
This so reminds me of the part in Disney's Mulan where Shang asked if Mulan 'lived there'. Shang is so lame. "Um, you fight good."

"..trying to ignore the way my heart quickened."


"Will you walk with me?"
-narrows eyes-

"..though he kept his hand on my arm."

"It is because I love you."
NOOOOOOOOO. WHY. Fine. Whatever.

"I know my name,.."
Yeah! She does! >:(

"Will you marry me, Mulan?"
akljdl;fajfdajfak IT IS ALL RUINED. D: But you see, at least there is some romance. I must take it or leave it.

And that, is all! You see, I was so not satisfied of the turn of events. You'll see. I highly insist that you read it! (: That is all. So bye! I shall get on with reading now.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Book Review: The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain.

The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain.
Rich with surprise and hilarious adventure, The Prince and the Pauper is a delightful satire of England’s romantic past and a joyful boyhood romp filled with the same tongue-in-cheek irony that sparks the best of Mark Twain’s tall tales. Two boys, one an urchin from London’s filthy lanes, the other a prince born in a lavish palace, unwittingly trade identities. Thus a bedraggled “Prince of Poverty” discovers that his private dreams have all come true—while a pampered Prince of Wales finds himself tossed into a rough-and-tumble world of squalid beggars and villainous thieves. Originally written as a story for children, The Prince and the Pauper is a classic novel for adults as well—through its stinging attack on the ageless human folly of attempting to measure true worth by outer appearances.

Liana's summary: When Tom Canty meets Prince Edward of Wales, they immediately switch places, for Tom is sick of being beaten by his cruel father, and Edward is sick of attending to his royal duties. When they actually live each other's lives, though, it's not as easy as they thought it would be.

Rate(1-10): 8.7

This book is going to be my last classic and or historical book for a long, long while. I can't stand 3 in a row! Fine. Two. I seriously can't. I think I'll go on to Cameron Dokey now. So, I'm not sure if this is the original story of where all the retellings came from, but, it's by Mark Twain, so yaknoe. If you watch the Barbie movie, (Yes I watched the Barbie movie.) of Princess and the Pauper, they switch places too, obviously, but the only difference really is a crazy old antagonist that wants the throne badly and there's Barbie guys out of nowhere. I don't know. I guess you can watch the movie for the Princesses, or you can read this book. I personally like the book. I like the movie too, but yeah. LOL, me and my recommendations of Barbie movies. Hey! It's a good reference and comparison.

I don't know, this book reminded me of the Princess Bride somehow. I love that book. <3

Since Mark Twain is an  'old dead white guy', I half-expected this book to be history-related and the opposite Genre of what I like.  Buttt, Twain's a surprisingly good author! Yay! (: I LOVE IT. Now he makes me want to read more of his books. But I said, break from classics. Okay. I'm sick of the vocab too. Recently, I just started a vocab journal, and I think it's a great idea, but I'd rather not waste my tabs. I used all my sticky tabs on vocab. D: I don't want to keep a journal with me when I read, either, so yeah. I don't know how I'm going to fit the book back in the drawer, because..
Look at all those tabs! I know you can't see it. My hair is in the top right corner. I mean left. It's late in the night. Ehe.

All the chapter titles in this book are actually quite spoiling, which reminds me of Rick Riordan and his awesome chapter titles. (x

I would like to bring it to everyone's attention that I am so thankful I was born in this century. Seriously, I wouldn't be able to stand pooping in a chamber pot. ._. What if I fall in?! OMG. Dismiss this matter.

Also, what I like is that the narrator is still engaged into telling the story and adding additional comments, like, "Let us leave him there for present." And I think it's pretty cool. In my currently-processing-book Incend, I just let the narrator be sort of like me and inherit my way of attitude and talking. And then the rest of the book is first person. In the preview on this blog, I didn't include the Prologue because it's a PREVIEW. So no prologue. And I wanted to give you a sensation for BOTH character introductions. <3 I know, I know, Harry Stephens is so much like Daniel Wing. But lamer. :c Okay. I'll keep trying. I'll never be able to surpass the hotness of Daniel Wing from Legend by Marie Lu, but I'm still writing! (: That's my motive to make Harry merely 'sort-of' like him. I'm giddy.

So, behold: QUOTE REACTIONS. <3
Note: All dialogue in this book is old English. (thy, thou, thee, shall.) Except for the narrator, and I was kinda thrown aback. I was like, how am I supposed to read this? I think I've gotten the hang of it now. Anyways, here you go! Right. One more thing:

Thy= your

In case you didn't know. (: And they tend to add -eth to present perfect verbs. (ex- This book teacheth thy lessons.)

"...and soundly beaten for it by her husband."

-horrified.- What kind of dad and husband is he? MONSTER!

"...Prince of Wales!" 

WHALES. AHAHA. Sorry. I tend to be immature during classic novels.

"Oh, my lord, on thy knees?-and to me!"

What's with servants doing that? ._.

"Kiss me, my prince."

Saaay whaaaaat?

"..scratching his nose himself."

This part was the part where Tom the pauper was afraid of scratching his nose because of his fear of breaking the rules of etiquette. And then he quit trying and just scratched his nose. I thought he was going to sneeze!

"Go: Time flieth!"
Flieth. (x That sounds funny.

"Let these swine do their will upon me alone."
Let me take a moment to laugh at his use of 'swine'. And how he used it. Ahem, anyway,WHAT A NOBLE PRINCE. <3 

"..hanged, drawn, and quartered,.."
D: You're mad.

"..worser fate?"
Worser's not a word! >:T No fair, how come he gets to use it, but I don't? D: I was always told that worser wasn't a word, but I liked to use it anyway, haha.

"Why should he whip thee for the faults of mine?"
That's not right. Whipping somebody because you did something wrong yourself. Ugh. Pompous royalty is disgusting.

"..To save thee thy whipping?"
Thee thy!

"My memory mendeth, thou seest."
Sounds so weird. I wondered how I would sound if I were born back then.

"By pulling off their stockings, sire."
Oh, hey, these people pulled off their stockings so they should die. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM?! SKFL:SDJ

"..by knocking Hobbs down with his fist.."


"..to furnish a breakfast for them."
Barging into someone's house and putting their dirty feet on the table, demanding they cook breakfast. I really hate these people.

"I? Thou idiot!"
It would've sounded better if he used 'dolt' instead of 'idiot." This made me laugh so hard. THOU IDIOT! (x When I wrote... fine, gave a.. bad attempt to write a Medieval story with dragons and princesses, I didn't know that I was supposed to make them talk like that. D; Whale. I'm sticking to Dystopian for now. I liketh it. I know, I think I didn't use that right either. Aha.

"Thou shalt have three, though hapless creature,..."

Ugh. Liars are disgusting! Look at this poor dolt pitying the wrong person!

"The king was cordially ashamed of himself..."
Do not be ashamed. I would've been scared too. D;

"..made a cozy bed for itself in his bosom.."
EW! I would scream.

"..gave him a basket of kittens to drown,"

Who would drown kittens?! D; Is this like, a tradition, or something? KITTEN ABUSE! I don't like cats, or dogs, or flies, or anything that can fly, or ladybugs, you get the point. But kittens are cute enough. (Which reminds me of the time I was in the car, and there was this ladybug on the car ceiling, and it fluttered down and I screamed so much my dad thought I was getting kidnapped. And then it went to the window and I tried to blow it out and then I couldn't budge it and my dad tried to squish it but then I told him not to because that's disgusting and I didn't want to look at ladybug flesh afterwards. So then I told my dad to open the window, and then he opened all three windows BESIDES the one the ladybug was on, and I just got so exasperated that I just leaned over really fast and rolled the window down. And then I started blowing. I had to do it like a billion times and then the ladybug flew away. I screamed so much! LADYBUGS ARE GRUESOME. And that, is the story, from last last week. Hope you enjoyed yourself. LOL. What has this come to? From drowning kittens to stupid ladybugs. I hate ladybugs. Even ladybug earrings give me the creeps. So do butterflies. :c Anyway, back to the quotes.)

"....a fagot fire..."
Faggot? Faggot? What? Fagot? I pronounced it 'faggot' this whole time! I think it's kind of like, a type of coal? Yay me, I taught myself vocab from context clues. ._.

"..be not afraid-touch it."

"Pray the prayer for the dying!"

"..it was Miles Hendon's voice!"
MILES HENDON TO THE RESCUE. <3 So brave. And, that, is why, he is my favorite character. He so reminds me of Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride. Maybe that's the only resemblance.

"Lie me no lies, sir priest, play me no deceptions!"
HENDON'S WISE QUOTE. I think this is my favorite line. Besides, "Thou idiot!" of course. I must use this line. Sometime.

"But I am not a man."
Nooo, you're a deceiving, nasty, dirty fat old ajd;flajklfdj man!

"...and lead thine ass..."
Sorry. I forgot that 'ass' meant donkey. AHAHA. I laughed at this part with all the immaturity I could muster. I mean, all my immaturity came out at that word. (x

"Unhand me, thou foolish creature; it was not I that reaved thee of thy paltry goods."
This sentence doesn't seem to fit together with itself. LOL. I still laughed at 'thy paltry goods.'

"But Hugh only drew back.."

"And whom does thou imagine thyself to be?"
Dumbest. Question. Ever.

"I know him not!" 
Stupid lady. You know him too. I know you know you know you know him. And I think you know I know what you know.

"I swear."
Stupid lady.

"...and sentenced him to death."
Once again, I am glad I wasn't born in that century where people just get sentenced to death without a proper trial!

"I do not know you, woman!" 

"-the stone of Scone."
It sounded funny. :3 STONE OF SCONE. ehhe.

"I am the king!"
Yes you are, and Tom is foolish.

So, that is the end of my quote reactions. The end of this book, is pretty much happy, where the bad guys die and get punish for their sins, and the main characters just go back to their lives, with their minds full of adventure. I do dare say that this book is worth reading!