Sunday, May 31, 2015

May Wrap Up

Sunday, May 31, 2015

This is where I posted about my life, blog, and books in one month

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Review : Golden by Jessi Kirby

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Title : Golden
Author : Jessi Kirby
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : May 14th, 2013
Publisher : Simon & Schuster


Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance.

Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz are remembered as the golden couple of Summit Lakes High—perfect in every way, meant to be together forever. But Julianna’s journal tells a different story—one of doubts about Shane and a forbidden romance with an older, artistic guy. These are the secrets that were swept away with her the night that Shane’s jeep plunged into an icy river, leaving behind a grieving town and no bodies to bury.

Reading Julianna’s journal gives Parker the courage to start to really live—and it also gives her reasons to question what really happened the night of the accident. Armed with clues from the past, Parker enlists the help of her best friend, Kat, and Trevor, her longtime crush, to track down some leads. The mystery ends up taking Parker places that she never could have imagined. And she soon finds that taking the road less traveled makes all the difference.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Feature and Follow (7)

Friday, May 15, 2015

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

This Week's Question

How do you organize your books?

Well, I always organize my books, either books at my shelf, at my laptop/phone, or on Goodreads.

1. Shelf
I organize books at my shelf by series and authors. It just feel weird to me if a book is separated from the other book in the same series. Also, that way, I could know which series is already complete and which not.

2. Laptop or phone
I have a folder in my laptop called 'Books', and inside that folder, there's many folders based on the series' name (for example, there's a folder called 'Heroes of Olympus, and it contains book 1 - 5 of Heroes of Olympus. Get it?). As for my phone, I only organized the book by genre, since mostly it's a stand-alone arc.

3. Goodreads
I have plenty of shelves on my Goodreads! Usually, I organize my books by genre, rating, and to-read/currently-reading/read shelves. But sometimes, I also made a shelf like 'crying-because-this', 'disappointing-books', etc. It depends on the book, though.

So that's how I organize my books! What about you? Do you organize your books? If yes, then how?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Review : Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Title : Unravel Me
Author : Tahereh Mafi
Genre : YA dystopia
Release Date : February 5th, 2013
Publisher : Harper Collins


it's almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life

Friday, May 8, 2015

Sapient by Jerry Kaczmarowski (+Giveaway)

Friday, May 8, 2015
Hi guys! So I'm doing a promo post for Sapient by Jerry Kaczmarowski. If you like a YA techno-thriller book, you might want to check this one out!

About the Book

Title : Sapient
Author : Jerry Kaczmarowski
Genre : YA thriller, techno-thriller
Release Date : April 13th, 2015

Abandoned by her husband after the birth of their child, Jane Dixon’s world is defined by her autistic son and the research she does to find a cure for his condition. She knows her work on animal intelligence may hold the key. She also knows that the research will take decades to complete. None of it will ultimately benefit her son.

All that changes when a lab rat named Einstein demonstrates that he can read and write. Just as her research yields results, the U.S. government discovers her program. The army wants to harness her research for its military potential.  The CDC wants to shut her down completely.  The implications of animal intelligence are too dangerous, particularly when the previously inert virus proves to be highly contagious.

She steals the virus to cure her son, but the government discovers the theft. She must now escape to Canada before the authorities can replace her son’s mental prison with a physical one.

Feature and Follow (6)

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

This Week's Question :

How do you decide what books to read? – So Many Books, So Little Time

I think it depends on my mood, book cover, plot, and sometimes people's review :)

What about you?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Top Ten Books I'll Probably Never Read (13)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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

This week's topic is books we'll probably never read. This is pretty hard since if a book didn't interest me, I won't remember the title. But I manage to remember some, and here it is!

1. Carrie by Stephen King
    I'm not a fan of horror movie or book, so I'm not going to read this book (or any book by Stephen King).

2. Hades by Alexandra Adornetto
    I borrowed Halo (the first book) a few weeks ago from my school's library. But after I read a few chapters, I DNF it because the characters are just too plain for me and I sense some insta-love. It's pretty clear I won't read the second book.

3. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
    I know that a lot of people like this book, but it never interest me. I tried to watch the TV show once and didn't understand a thing...

4. Crossed by Ally Condie
    Again with the I-DNF-the-first-book thing. Matched actually interest me at first, but turns out it's pretty different from my expectation.

5. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
   Actually, I'm not 100% sure that it's a horror book (some says it supernatural), but the cover kinda creep me out, so I won't buy or read it anytime soon.

6. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
    I think my parents will burn this book if they see it in my shelf..(hey, I'm still 16!)

7. The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
     I really want to read this book, but even the summary didn't interest me.

8. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
    I tried once, but stop reading it after a few pages. It's too boring for me (the movie is awesome, though)

9. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
    I just don't like the idea. It seems weird for me.

10. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
       I actually like the movie, but I never have the interest to read the book.

So that's my top ten! Have you read any of these books? If so, do you think it's great?

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Review : Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Title : Meant to Be
Author : Lauren Morrill
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : November 13th, 2012
Publisher : Delacorte Books


Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question. 

It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").

But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.

Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be.

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