Thursday, March 28, 2013

Reading Updates #1

Dear fellow readers who happen to step upon this blog post. (Again, I thank you). I will like to illuminate your well being that I will be doing updates posts, hence the title, every so often. I will update on the books I'm currently reading.  I have a few things to talk, or should I say blog, about.

Firstly, I will start off with a YA novel called "My Life Next Door" written by Huntley Fitzpatrick.

"A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another [...] A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over."

When reading the book for the first time, I loved it. I though it was cute, sweet, and a dream for any girl. I mean who doesn't want a hot next door neighbor who happens to be a football player AND be overly sweet and dorky? That would be fantastic. Unfortunately, guy like Jase don't exist to often. The lovey dovey things that the main character, Samantha, and Jase makes me giddy with glee. But after the first 100 pages or so...I became bored with the book. The characters are great. But I feel like I'm fiddling with the interest with the plot, especially when the two lovers now have gotten together. Once I hit a rough patch in a book, I don't have any motivation to read more. I need to though. This is a freaking library book I'm reading!

The next book I'm reading is called "Unravel Me" by Tahereh Mafi. It is the sequel to the first book in the series called "Shatter Me". I loved the first book and the novella following that, so I could not wait to begin reading the second one. I'm not that far into the book but I'm currently enjoying it.

And another novel I am reading (hopefully you can infer that I read numerous books at the same time) is called "Everything is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer. It is not a YA book, surprisingly, but just a regular old fiction book. I am reading this for school and it is an entertaining read. Filled with hilarious nuances and quite sad moments, I find this book really amusing (in a good way). My only problem is the risque language and thoughts in this novel that has slightly taken my fragile mind off guard.

Last but not least, the last book I am reading is called "Scarlet" by Marissa Meyer. Now this one. This one I like very much. It really captured by attention from the start and I'm still intrigued in it. In fact, I can't wait till I finish this post that's taking me an hour to write so I can read it. A sequel to the book "Cinder", it follows up on Cinder, a cyborg Cinderella, with a badass Red Riding Hood. Yeah. Freaking awesome much?

Well, that's all I gotta say. Thank you for reading.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Prodigy Book Review

Hello to anyone who cares to read this. This is my attempt to create a blog on books so hopefully I'll do my best to provide information for your sake. This post is the first of many posts, so please, hold your laughter from my yet-mature reviews and thoughts to yourself until you exit this page.

Thank you.

Based on the title and the sub title above, I will be reviewing the anticipating sequel to Legend by Marie Lu, in which I just finished about two hours ago. And to sum it up it was AMAZING. It was amazing paired up with so many feels and emotions. It was great, really.

The synopsis of Prodigy basically includes the assassination of the new Elector of the Republic by Day and June, or the Patriots as a whole. As I was reading the first half of the book, I basically planned how the plot is going to turn out. My initial thoughts were basically pointless because the Prodigy turned into a whole different new direction with many plot twists and climaxes that I wouldn't have imagine happen. 


  1. There were so many things happening in this book, but it goes in its own pace, in a good 300 page book. Compared to the previous book I have finished reading, The Diviners, was 600 pages of many worthless text that could have been taken out. Prodigy wasn't face paced nor slow. It went by a good speed to grasp what was happening.
  2. The inner conflict between the June, as well as Day was nicely done. Lu did a great job of writing each of the main character's feelings and thoughts. June with trusting the Elector and the Patriots and the Republic. Day tied up between his feelings for June and Tess.
  3. Marie Lu was able to capture so many emotions for the readers (at least for me it did). Especially at the end, I had those moments where I actually screamed, "Noooo!", and I had those times where I stopped for a few minutes to process what I was reading, and many times I was on the verge of crying (I only cry in sappy YA romantic novels. I'm a girl mind you). There were also times where I was like, "Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh!!!" 
  4. The make out scene in the beginning of the book.The ending was so gripping and heart breaking. I was like, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" I really want to read the last book to the series, but unfortunately it will come out in freaking 2014!
  5. I liked how there were many plot twists with Razor and the Patriots and the Colonies and also the mighty awesome action like the Kaede fighter plane scene. There was also a good amount of romance that wasn't overpowering.
  1. Towards the end, I wondered where Thomas went. He was present in the beginning, but he sort of disappeared  That really confused me. 
  2. Tess was really agitating. She didn't come off as  sweet but more as whiny. 
  3. I did not like Baxter's personality.
  4. I HATE HOW THE NEXT BOOK IS COMING IN 2014!!! I can't wait.

And so, in conclusion, I loved Prodigy. It was action packed, but it also gives you the feels, and it makes you wanting more (especially the ending). I give this 5 out of 5 stars. And I hope you pick this up if you have read Legacy.