Monday, September 29, 2014

Monthly Highlights: Most Anticipated New Releases in October 2014

Guys, we survived September! It was really difficult with school, but we made it! And to reward ourselves,
let's take a look at my most anticipated new releases, maybe you're going to discover some books you wanna read next?

1. Trust Me, I'm Lying by Marie Elizabeth Summer

Julep is a con artist. She doesn't rely on her father, but do scam jobs for her classmates to earn money for her dream - to go to Yale. But one day, after returning from school to her ransacked apartment, with her dad missing, she begins to use all the skills she has to find her dad with her school's price charming, Tyler, and her loyal hacker sidekick, Sam.

2. The Fall by Bethany Griffin

"She has spent her life fighting fate, and she thought she was succeeding. Until she woke up in a coffin.

Ushers die young. Ushers are cursed. Ushers can never leave their house, a house that haunts and is haunted, a house that almost seems to have a mind of its own. Madeline’s life—revealed through short bursts of memory—has hinged around her desperate plan to escape, to save herself and her brother. Her only chance lies in destroying the house."

Friday, August 29, 2014

Book Haul: August 2014

August Book Haul yay!

Yup, the above are all the books I got in the month of August. I believe I went a bit crazy this month and got a total of 24 books!  Let's get into some details of why I bought them and have a look at their beautiful covers. :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

My Edition: Paperback; 374 pages
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I'm a sucker for romance, so when a book that contains no romance, but is still able to keep me entertained, I gotta call it a miracle.

The Maze Runner is a book about survival. We follow the protagonist, Thomas, as he wakes up in this weird box and is being sent to The Glade, which is a place in a giant maze. There are already quite a number of boys in The Glade, and their memories have all been wiped out. Thomas, dying to grasp his memories and find out the truth behind this maze, discovers his important role in escaping the maze.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth

Title: Four A Divergent Collection (Divergent #0.1-0.4)
Author: Veronica Roth
My Edition: Hardback; 285 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
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Quite a number of people asked me what Four is about or in what order they read the four installments in the Divergent series. And here I am, telling you what I thought about this book and my opinion on the best order to read these books.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Lefanu

Title: Carmilla
Author: J. Sheridan Lefanu
My Edition: Paperback; 118 pages
Publisher: Serenity Publishers
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Let's face the truth, how many lesbian vampire books could you find? Well, I couldn't think of any except this one. Or maybe you aren't interested in vampires or lesbian vampires, but if you are looking for some horror stories which are also classics, you should totally pick up this book!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

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Title: Since You've Been Gone
Author: Morgan Matson
My Edition: Hardback; 449 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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After her best friend Sloane's mysterious and sudden disappearance, Emily receives a list from her, which includes things like skinny-dipping, kiss a stranger, hug a Jamie, etc. While trying to complete the list, she makes some unexpected new friends, starts getting out of her comfort zone. What's more is that an even more unexpected romantic relationship seems to blossom unconsciously.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Monthly Highlights: Most anticipated new releases in Spet 2014

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September 2014

Well, September is a distressing month. School starts, which equals to less reading time. I hate that, but there are still some awesome new releases in September, so at least we have something wonderful to anticipate!

1. The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)
by Rick Yancey

The Fifth wave is a series about alien attack, and the first book is such a page-turner and kept me sitting on the edge throughout the entire book! P.S. there is also a movie coming!

2. Rooms 
by Lauren Oliver

Who loves Lauren Oliver? Well, I do! And It says this book is "a story of family, ghosts, secrets and mystery", in which "the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising and moving ways" Sounds intriguing, right?

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Title: The Duff
Author: Kody Keplinger
My edition: paperback; 280 pages
Publisher: Poppy
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Bianca Piper, who's cynical and loyal, throws her Coke in Wesley Rush's face when he calls her "Duffy". Ever since, she's troubled by this word and keeps feeling herself ugly and fat. Then, issues happen, and she does something entirely crazy for distraction and ends up falling for the guy she hates the most.

I have to admit that I feel so connected with Bianca. She's intelligent, cynical and funny! She's sassy; she appears to be strong, but actually soft on the inside. I like how Miss Keplinger uses the dialogues to bring out the personality of each character, making them so distinct. 

The Taking by Kimberly Derting

Title: The Taking (The Taking #1)
Author: Kimberly Derting
My Edition: Hardback; 357 pages
Publisher: Harper Teen
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In The Taking, Kyra has a fight with her dad, and a sudden strong light flashes by, then she remembers nothing. After she wakes up and goes home, a strange man is there instead of her mom and dad. She is then being told that she's gone for 5 years, everything is not the same except her. 

Seriously, a really exciting and unique concept. The story is really easy to get into; it's fast-paced and creepy, which is totally my cup of tea!

Switched by Amanda Hocking

Title: Switched (Trylle #1)
Author: Amanda Hocking
My Edition: Paperback; 318 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Switched, follows a girl named Wendy, whose mother accuses she as a monster and tries to kill her on her sixth birthday. As she grows, she gets a feeling that maybe her mother is right. Everything changes and she discovers her real identity after meeting this badass, hot, mysterious guy named Finn. Her journey begins and more dangers encounter as she discovers her true self.

I have to admit, Switched has got one of the best first lines I've ever seen so far. It immediately caught my attention, aroused my curiosity, and got me aching to know what would happen next.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
My Edition: Hardback; 236
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Let's be superficial for a moment, the cover design of this book is so cute; and it suits the story so well! You can already tell what the story is about simply by looking at the cover.

At first, I thought this would just be another cliche and cheesy love story, but it turned out to be so much more than that. This story not only talks about love, but also contains some deep and inspiring issues, which taught me a lesson of life.

Monday, June 30, 2014

The One by Kiera Cass

      Title: The One  (The Selection #3)
Author: Kiera Cass
My Edition: Paperback; 323 pages
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The selection trilogy is a fairytale; a fairy tale that's not only full of love, but also struggles and sorrow.

As usual, Cass did a great job in telling a very lovely story. The plot is smooth; and the story is fast-paced. Cass' writing style is down-to-earth, making me easier to get into the story.

 In The One, we are able to get to know more about the two main characters, America and Prince Maxon, who have quite a strong character development throughout these three books, which is great because it's like we are growing with the characters.