Saturday, February 28, 2015

February Wrap Up

Saturday, February 28, 2015

I feel like 2015 had just started, and now its already the end of February! Time really move that fast.
Despite my effort to read books more than last month, I only manage to read 5 this month! Its really bad and I'm actually ashamed, but I have excuse for that. You probably already guessed it, yeah, its school. I had many tests and projects to do this month, that's why I can't read that much.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Review : Four by Veronica Roth

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Title : Four : A Divergent Collection
Author : Veronica Roth
Genre : YA Dystopia
Release Date : July 8th, 2014
Publisher : HarperCollins


Two years before Beatrice Prior made her choice, the sixteen-year-old son of Abnegation’s faction leader did the same. Tobias’s transfer to Dauntless is a chance to begin again. Here, he will not be called the name his parents gave him. Here, he will not let fear turn him into a cowering child.

Newly christened “Four,” he discovers during initiation that he will succeed in Dauntless. Initiation is only the beginning, though; Four must claim his place in the Dauntless hierarchy. His decisions will affect future initiates as well as uncover secrets that could threaten his own future—and the future of the entire faction system.

Two years later, Four is poised to take action, but the course is still unclear. The first new initiate who jumps into the net might change all that. With her, the way to righting their world might become clear. With her, it might become possible to be Tobias once again.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth comes a companion volume to the worldwide bestselling DIVERGENT series, told from the per-spective of the immensely popular character Tobias. The four pieces included here—THE TRANSFER, THE INITIATE, THE SON, and THE TRAITOR—plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers an electrifying glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the DIVERGENT trilogy.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top Ten Bookish Problems I Have (6)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature that hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's topic is bookish problem that I have, so here's the list!

1. Full shelves
    I think we all have this problem. Currently I have 2 really full shelves that I have to stack the books. That's really sad since I can't enjoy their beautiful covers.

2. Too many tbr books
     Everytime I browse books on goodreads or other sites, I always manage to find books that interest me. The problem is, my current tbr are really many so I didn't know which one I should read first. Usually I'd end up pick the latest book I add on my tbr, so the old one would be forgotten.

3. Read more than one book at the same time
    This is probably the biggest problem I have, I just can't read one book. Usually, I read one physical book I'm at home and an ebook when I'm at school.

4. Forget about some scenes in a book
    We know that usually it takes around 1 year between the release date of the first book and the second book in a series. Usually, I tend to forgot some (important) scenes in the first book when I read the second book. Of course I always planned to re-read the book, but with many books I want to read (see problem number 2), I can't do it.

5. Not enough money
    I'm currently 15 right know, which means I'm still a student and don't have much money. So basically I have to ask my parent to buy me a book. But the real problems here is that they often forbid to buy me a book, saying that I have too many books. That's why I often borrow books from library until the librarian is probably bored of me.

6. Have no one to fangirl over a book
    Everytime I finish a book I really love, I always want to talk (or fangirl) it with someone. The problem is I have no one to talk with till I usually end up talk about it inside my head (I'm really mad, right?)

7. Nearsighted
    Thanks to my reading hobby, I'm nearsighted right know. I hate wearing glasses, but I can't just lessen reading a book. You see my problem here..

8. The cover is different from the original one
    Since my first language isn't English, I used to buy an Indonesian books. But I often end up hate the Indonesian edition since they usually change the cover, and its really worse than the original one. That's why I always bought the English edition now

9. Waiting for the sequel
    Everytime I'm waiting for the sequel :

10. Not enough time
      Like the saying say "So many books, so little time"

So that's my bookish problems. What's yours? Leave it in the comment so I could check it out!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Review : The Boyfriend Thief by Shana Norris

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Title : The Boyfriend Thief
Author : Shana Norris
Genre : YA Contemporary
Release Date : March 21st, 2014
Publisher : The Studio


1 ill-fated hot dog costume. 2 former BFFs. 11 days to seduce a boy. 

Avery James doesn’t believe in romance—she’s studied enough biology to know that love is nothing more than hormones and chemicals. Besides, she has more practical goals in mind, namely saving up for a summer humanitarian program in Costa Rica. But when her Diggity Dog House supervisor denies her a raise and Avery finds herself $500 dollars short for the trip of a lifetime, Avery has no choice but to accept an unexpected offer. The deal? She must steal her arch nemesis Hannah’s boyfriend before prom, giving Avery eleven days to seduce Zac Greeley.

Avery is sure the job will be easy. But a few midnight comedy shows and spontaneous dance parties (not to mention one particularly intimate carwash) later, Avery finds herself questioning everything she’s ever thought about love. Could Zac’s signature cherry-lime Slurpees be causing brain freeze, or is Avery actually starting to fall for him?

Will Avery be able to steal Zac away from Hannah before he steals Avery’s heart?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romance in Books (5)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature that hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's topic is things I like/dislike in romance, and here's my list.

1. Best friend turn romance
    This is my favorite type of romance! I believe that to love someone, you have to know at least their true personality, and who else know better than your best friend?

2. Act-hate-but-secretly-love romance
    Another favorite too. I think Its really cute to see that everyday you act like you hate him/her while secretly you love them.

3. Slow burn romance
    I don't know why, but I always like books when the 'suppose to be lovers' have many sexual tension. I think its because the satisfied feeling you get when finally the 'suppose to be lovers' turn into lovers.

4. Funny and cute romance
    The romance type where their relationship is full with funny moments, surprises, and hugs and kisses. Some people think its boring, but I like it.

5. Hate turn love
    I love when the 'suppose to be lovers' hate each other at first, but in time they realize that they actually need each other, and even miss the time when they banter and shout at each other. (note: its different from number 2. In this, they really hate each other, not just an act)

1. Insta-love
    I think many people would agree with this one. How can you love someone when you just met him/her?

2. Romance that have too much obstacle
    I hate it when there's too much obstacle in a romance. I know that relationship without obstacle/problem is impossible, but if there's too much--especially if its just a simple misunderstanding--I don't think they should stay as a couple.

3. Possessive romance.
    Type of romance where one of the lovers is too possessive to the point that they didn't allow their gf/bf to TALK with other boys/girls. Seriously, do you want your gf/bf to be an antisocial?

4. Too much sex
     I don't mind if they have sex in a book, as long as its not overly descriptive since I'm still 15. But if the sex is really many to the point that almost everything in the book is about them doing it, well, I won't finish it.

5. Where everyone is in love with the main character.
    I don't have a problem with triangle-love, but if there's more than 3 guys/girls (its usually guys) that in love with the main character, I found it unrealistic and hate it.

Well, that's my list! Don't forget to share your Top Ten Tuesday with me, I'd love to read it!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Review : Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Title : Even in Paradise
Author : Chelsey Philpot
Genre : YA Contemporary
Release Date : October 14th, 2014
Publisher : HarperCollins


When Julia Buchanan enrolls at St. Anne’s at the beginning of junior year, Charlotte Ryder already knows all about the former senator’s daughter. Most people do... or think they do.

Charlotte certainly never expects she’ll be Julia’s friend. But almost immediately, she is drawn into the larger than-life-new girl’s world—a world of midnight rendezvous, dazzling parties, palatial vacation homes, and fizzy champagne cocktails. And then Charlotte meets, and begins falling for, Julia’s handsome older brother, Sebastian.

But behind her self-assured smiles and toasts to the future, Charlotte soon realizes that Julia is still suffering from a tragedy. A tragedy that the Buchanan family has kept hidden... until now.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Top Ten Books I Can't Believe I Haven't Read (4)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature that hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Since this week's theme is top ten books I haven't read, I'm going to tell you my top ten YA fantasy/contemporary books I haven't read. Here's the list!

YA Fantasy :

    I actually have read the first book, but never finished the second book. I do love the prequel series, The Infernal Devices, so I will continue to read this book again.

    I actually know this book from the movie, and the movie is really interesting! My friend also recommend this book to me.

    I have read Vampire Academy before and its great, so I have an expectation for this series.

    I read the first few pages of this book when my teacher gave us a free time in the library(!). I actually planned to borrow it after school, but never really get the chance since the book's suddenly     missing (okay, it was borrowed). I will borrow it as soon as it came back.

    I actually don't know that Cynthia Hand wrote this book. I recognize the title, but never made past that. I hope I could read this book soon.

YA Contemporary :

    I'm not a great fan of John Green, but this book seems interesting. Though I already know how it end, but I still don't know why.

    Again, I know this book after watch the movie (I'm that pathetic). I love the movie, and I would like to see the original story.

    I heard many good reviews about this one, and i find the story original.

    I only have read one book by Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl, and I'd like to read more of her books.

      I don't know why I haven't picked up this book yet since I really adore cute romance, and from the summary, I think this book have it.

So that's my list! Have you read any of them? If yes, what do you think of that book?
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