Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March Wrap Up

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It's the end of March already, but I kept thinking that this is still January! So far, March is the busiest and the least busiest month in 2015. The least busiest because there's many holidays this month, which is Easter holiday (aka right now) and a holiday because the twelfth graders are having some examinations, so we're not allowed to go to school. But it's also the busiest, since we have many holidays, the teachers are like 'forcing' the test. Sometimes we even have 3 tests in a day.. 0_0

Anyway, this month I manage to read 6 books, which is more than I read last month. These 6 books are :

1. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

One of my favorite contemporary! See my review here

2. Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

A retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Really cute.

3. Champion by Marie Lu

So far the only dystopia genre book that I absolutely love from the first book until the third!
See my review here

4. The One by Kiera Cass

A bit disappointing. See my review here

5. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

If you're looking a book about family, here's for you! See my review here

6. Love, Lucy by April Lindner

A retelling of A Room With A View. If you love a 'vacation flirtation' that turn into something more, this book is for you! Expect a review soon.

So that's about me in March. What about you? What books did you read on March?

Top Ten Books I Recently Added To My To-Be-Read List (10)

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

So this week's topic is top ten books I recently added to my tbr list. It's pretty easy since I'll just have to open my tbr shelf on goodreads. Here it is :

1. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
    This is the second time I read Jennifer's books. I heard many good reviews about this one, and since it's going to be a movie, I feel the need to read the book first.

2. Blackfin Sky by Kat Ellis
    I love mystery and fantasy, and this book has both.

3. Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
    A rivalry between girls and boys in the same school, sounds interesting right?

4. The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
    Another mystery, but sets in Europe (honestly, I kind of bored with setting in the US). If you've read The DaVinci Code, it kinda like that.

5. The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
    This book sounds beautiful (.."spending an entire night saying “yes” to every crazy, fun thing they could think of")

6. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
    Many people say that this is good, so I have to read this.

7. The Hit List by Nikki Urang
    Another contemporary, sounds funny!

8. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
    High school romance sets in London (aka my favorite city). I have a feeling it will make me swoon.

9. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
    My friend recommend it to me once, and she said it's good.

10. The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
       A book that I know will makes me cry just by reading the summary.

So that's my top ten! Don't forget to share yours :)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Review : Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Title : Second Chance Summer
Author : Morgan Matson
Genre : YA contemporary
Release date : May 8th, 2012
Publisher : Simon & Schuster


Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.

Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.

As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance—with family, with friends, and with love.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Feature and Follow (3)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Feature and Follow is a feature hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

This week’s Question:

Have you ever been to BEA, if so what was your favorite experience there?

Sadly, no. I've never been to US before, let alone to BEA. But I hope I will someday :)

Don't forget to share your FF!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Review : The One by Kiera Cass

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Title : The One
Author : Kiera Cass
Genre : YA dystopia, romance
Release Date : May 6th, 2014
Publisher : HarperTeen


The time has come for one winner to be crowned.

When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR List

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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

This week's topic is top ten books on my spring tbr list. Honestly, my country is a tropical country, so we don't have spring, winter, and autumn. It's like only summer here. That's why I'm not sure when spring start and end, so I will write down my top ten books I'm going to read in April until June.

    I've read West's previous books, and I love it. So I have a high expectation on this one.

    I found this book unique because it told a romance story from 14 different perspectives. Who doesn't like that? (Also, the cover is so pretty)

    Since The Winner's Crime has just been released and many people seems to love it, I'm going to start this series too.

    I actually never read any of Maas' books, so I'm going to start this one.

    This book has been sitting on my shelf for around, um 3 months? I have a feeling I won't enjoy this book because the whole strikethrough thing, but hopefully my feeling is wrong.

    I've been wanting to read this one since last year, but I don't know why, this book hasn't available yet in my local bookstore (sucks, right? That's what you get if you love to read English book but live in a country where English isn't the main language) (and I hate buying online because the taxes is so expensive--sometimes more expensive than the price of the book!)

    Best friend romance? I'll read everything that has it, including this one.

    Eventhough I didn't like a 'depression' theme book, I've heard many good reviews about this one. That's why I kinda curious about this book.

    I have a feeling that this book will make me cry..

      A popular guy and a shy girl romance with some twist? Of course I'll read this.

So that's mine. What's your top ten?

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Review : Champion by Marie Lu

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Title : Champion
Author : Marie Lu
Genre : YA dystopia
Release Date : November 5th, 2013
Publisher : Speak


He is a Legend.

She is a Prodigy.

Who will be Champion?

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps-Elect, while Day has been assigned a high-level military position.

But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them: just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything.

With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Review : The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Friday, March 13, 2015
Title : The Distance Between Us
Author : Kasie West
Genre : YA Contemporary
Release Date : July 2nd, 2013
Publisher : Harper Teen


Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

Feature and Follow (2)

Feature and Follow is a feature that hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read 

This week’s Question:
Have you come up with any special memes or features on your blog that you’d like people to visit more?
Well, to answer that, I honestly have some ideas for meme, but I haven't think about the name. So no, at the moment :)
But you can expect a new meme sometime soon.
What about you? Don't forget to share your FF in the comment!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Cute and Adorable Romance

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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

Quite recently, I read many YA Contemporary which has that cute and adorable romance that will make you swoon (no matter how cliche it is--for me, at least). That's why, I decide to write down my top ten YA Contemporary that has a cute and adorable romance!

    This is like, my favorite contemporary ever! Xander and Caymen are just so adorable, despite their family's differences.

2. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
    I know that this book is more like NA rather than YA, but it gave me much feels when I read it!

3. The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris
    4 words about this book : best-friend-turn-romance. Even though there's some part that I didn't like, this book still make me swoon.

4. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
    Most of you already know this, but if you don't its about high-school romance in Paris!

5. Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
    Another best-friend-turn-romance but with a little jealousy. Who doesn't like that?

6. On The Fence by Kasie West
    Another book by Kasie (now you know that she's my favorite YA contemporary author). I like it less than The Distance Between Us, but it still swoon worthy.

7. A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
    Okay, I actually haven't read this one. But I'm planning on soon because who doesn't want to see a romance from different perspectives?

8. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
    One of the first book that made me love contemporary. The neighbor-romance (seriously, I don't have a word except that to describe it) is sweet.

9. Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
    Basically, it's a retelling of Pride and Prejudice. The plot and the romance is actually cliche and predictable, but somehow it makes me enjoy it.

10. This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
       A romance between small-town girl and teen movie star. Although I feel like the pace of the plot is too slow, the romance is still sweet and cute.

What's your top ten? Share the link in the comment! :)

Friday, March 6, 2015

Feature and Follow (1)

Friday, March 6, 2015

Feature and Follow is a feature hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

Hey! So, since it's still holiday, I decide to try a new meme, and so I pick this one. Basically, this is just like 'follow my blog and I'll follow yours', but beside that, there's more! If you're interested, you can see the rules one their blog.

This weeks Question:
Do you have any furry friends? Share a picture!
Well, I used to had a cat. Its actually just some homeless cat that came to my house everyday (and eventually stay). But after around 5 months, he died because he's sick. It's a bit shocking for me, since he didn't show any symptom that he's sick.

So that's a (maybe a little) sad story about my cat! Leave your blog post in my comment so I could comment and follow back!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

DNF Review : Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Title : Catching Jordan
Author : Miranda Kenneally
Genre : YA Contemporary
Release Date : December 1st, 2011
Publisher : Sourcebooks Fire



What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.

But everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he's also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan's feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart's on the line?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Top Ten All Time Favorite Books (7)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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

I actually have many books that I like, so its really hard to choose ten. After a lot of thinking (well, I admit its not a lot), here's my top ten favorite!

1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
    Because, duh, do I need to explain?

2. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
    This is the very first book that made me love to read, so I think it deserve a place in this list.

3. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
    Who doesn't love Will Herondale? *wink* Okay, the real reason is because I love the setting--Victorian era--and the plot is interesting too (not to mention Clockwork Princess is the first book that made me cry)

4. Legend by Marie Lu
    This is actually the first dystopia book that I love! I didn't read many dystopia genre, and usually the second or the third book is disappointing, but not this one! I love all three of them.

5. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
    This is one of my favorite YA Contemporary. The romance is so cute. I already read it twice, and each time it still give me feels! (note that I rarely read a book twice)

6. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
    Anna and Etienne are just adorable together.

7. Divergent by Veronica Roth
    I think this book is great, even though the sequel is pretty disappointing for me.

8. Peter Pan by J. M. Barie
    This is actually a book that I read when I was a child, and I fell in love with it! Even until now I still read it and watch the movie

9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
     I love how Markuz wrote this book from death's perspective, not many books were like that. And the ending is really..

10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
       I love the first book, though the third book really disappointing.

That's a pretty hard list! What about you? Share your top ten all time favorite books with me.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Review : This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Monday, March 2, 2015
Title : This Is What Happy Looks Like
Author : Jennifer E. Smith
Genre : YA Contemporary
Release Date : April 2nd, 2013
Publisher : Headline


If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. 

Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Versatile Blogger Award

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I'm excited to say that this is my first award! Thanks to Skye @ A Geek With Books and Lindsey @ Linz The Bookworm for nominate me in this award!

The Rules:

This is what must happen now :

1. Nominate 15 other bloggers relatively new to blogging.
2. Let the bloggers know that you've nominated them.
3. Share 10 random facts about yourself.
4. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post.

*since I didn't know if you new to the blogging world or not, I will nominate a blogger that have a certain amount of followers

So here's 10 random facts about me :
1. I use braces (its silver at the moment, but I change it every month)
2. I hate vegetables, except carrot
3. I actually use glasses, but rarely use it since I hate it
4. I love cat, it's really cuteeee
5. I'm a swifties
6. I really want a pet (dog or cat) but my parents didn't allow me
7. I just found a real life friend who's obsessed with books too!
8. I have a long black hair and black-brown eyes (typical Asian)
9. I can speak Indonesian, English, and a little Chinese
10. I hate dirty things but I hate cleaning too

I nominate these people :
1. Aisha @ Adventures Of A Reader
2. Alisha @ Reality's A Bore
3. Caroline @ Stardust and Words
4. Lindsey @ Lindsey's Library
5. Melissa @ Books Are Better
6. Sofia @ Raining Books and Words
7. Erica @ Read It. Note It.
8. Rachel @ Flesh & Books
9. Aizel @ One Page at a Time
10. Brittany @ The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf
11. Anjeline @ Love Thy Shelf
12. Jaclyn @ My Life As A Bookworm
13. Amy @ Briar Bookshelf
14. Amy @ Pages of Starlight
15. Jaina @ Read Till Dawn

So that's my post about this award! Tell me if you already post your Versatile Award, so I can check it out!
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