Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Best Of 2014


 Few more hours till 2015! 2014 is such a blissful year. I’ve done a lot of great things and learned so much this year. 


  • I’ve learned how to speak and write in Mandarin. It is one of our extra subjects. 



  • I discovered the world of reading! Such a wonderful world. The first novel I bought is The Fault in our Stars by John Green.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

16-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. Dash, in a bad mood during the holidays, happens to be the first guy to pick up the notebook and rise to its challenges.

What follows is a whirlwind romance as Dash and Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City. But can their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions, or will their scavenger hunt end in a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Prodigy


ICYMI: Marie Lu has a book signing here in ph! For more details click  here

Injured and on the run, it has been seven days since June and Day barely escaped Los Angeles and the Republic with their lives. Day is believed dead having lost his own brother to an execution squad who thought they were assassinating him. June is now the Republic's most wanted traitor. Desperate for help, they turn to the Patriots - a vigilante rebel group sworn to bring down the Republic. But can they trust them or have they unwittingly become pawns in the most terrifying of political games?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Love, Rosie



Sometimes you have to look at life in a whole new way...

From the bestselling author of PS, I Love You comes a delightfully enchanting novel about what happens when two people who are meant to be together just can't seem to get it right.

Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, their relationship gets closer by the day, until Alex gets the news that his family is leaving Dublin and moving to Boston. At 17, Rosie and Alex have just started to see each other in a more romantic light. Devastated, the two make plans for Rosie to apply to colleges in the U.S. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Thoughts about the Movie of If I Stay




If I stay finally hits the big screen! I’ve just watched if I stay and it turns out to be great! A great book adaptation and other lines are really from the book.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Legend by Marie Lu

Hi! (*waves) It has been ages since I’ve posted here. I’m sorry for being hiatus, school stuffs.

So, I’ve just read an awesome book,  and it is Legend!

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
via goodreads


Friday, August 1, 2014

ICYMI: E. Lockhart on PH


While surfing on my twitter feed I saw this tweet…. and suddenly I’m hyperventilating!

OMG! E. Lockhart will visit Philippines on March *squeals. I’m so excited! We just need to wait for 7 months till March. It’s a long time but remember, patience is a virtue.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher



Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list.
Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.
via goodreads



Thrilling. You can't bring this book down. Thirteen Reasons Why is an eye-opener to us. Sometimes we tend not to care to the people around us. We don't know what is happening to them. What if someone is depressed or planning to have suicide, like Hannah Baker.

I like the idea of the cassette tapes that Hannah used to record. I tried to listen to Hannah's voice, like Clay but on YouTube. When I heard Hannah's voice for the first time, it crept me out. Maybe, because Hannah is already dead in the story (now I feel you Clay). There are THIRTEEN reasons why Hannah Baker had a suicide. The chapter that is really hard for me to read is Clay's cassette. Too much feels. (You better read the book to know why!)

I think those Thirteen reasons aren't enough for Hannah to take suicide. Life is so precious. But she was depressed. She didn't have a friend to talk about her problems and worse the only person that she can talk to, turned her down.  So if your friend has a problem, talk about it. Maybe you can save a life.


“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything.”
5 hearts!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell


*A spoiler-free review

Landline 
by Rainbow Rowell

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.

Maybe that was always besides the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

via goodreads


 What will you do If you have given a chance to come back to the past? Oh I mean talk to the past? Would you dare to change something that will affect the present? What if it'll ruin everything?

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Review: Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

A Book and Movie Review


Flipped is a romance told in two voices. The first time Juli Baker saw Bryce Loski, she flipped. The first time Bryce saw Juli, he ran. That’s pretty much the pattern for these two neighbors until the eighth grade, when, just as Juli is realizing Bryce isn’t as wonderful as she thought, Bryce is starting to see that Juli is pretty amazing. How these two teens manage to see beyond the surface of things and come together makes for a comic and poignant romance.
via goodreads


❝Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss; 
but every once in a while, you find someone who’s iridescent, 
and once you do, nothing will ever compare.❞

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Wattpad



There are a lot of great authors in wattpad. I started reading in wattpad last 2012 and last year, I started collecting wattpad books. They just started publishing wattpad books last year too. This year, 2014 they are a lot of wattpad books thast are coming to the big screen.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Review: The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg



Dying of a broken heart is just the beginning.... Welcome to forever. 

BRIE'S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally. 

But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after. 

With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?
(via goodreads)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart



A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. 

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

via goodreads

Saturday, June 14, 2014

TFIOS Movie Experience

(Doesn't contain spoilers)



TFIOS is higly inticipated movie of the year. There had been an advanced screening too. The showing of tfios is June 5 here in ph. So when June 5 came, the wait is over for the nerdfighters but other nerdfighters need to wait for weekends for those who have classes like me. My friend, trisha and I planned to watch tfios a couple of months ago so June 7 is already reserved.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Stephanie Perkins in PH


Mark your calendar! Join Stephanie Perkins, the author of "Anna and the French Kiss" and  "Lola and the Boy Next Door" on the book signing event on June 5, 1:00 pm at National Bookstore, SM Cebu and on July 6, 2:00 pm at National Bookstore, Glorietta 1. Registration opens at 10 am on both events. You don't want to miss this event!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Book Description via Goodreads
Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

Eleanor
... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor.

Park... He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises...Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

 

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