Thursday, March 31, 2016

Monthly Recap : March

Thursday, March 31, 2016

March, turns out, is just as busy as February. I thought March will be less busier seeing that my mid-term exams end at the beginning of March, but as soon as the mid-term exams are finished, assignments and tests and quizzes start to roll. Just when spring break starts, I got hit by a huge reading and blogging slumps, thanks to K-Dramas. In short, March is one inactive month, but I think I'll be back in April.

Aside from tests, I attend a lot of parties too this month (5, to be exact), so that's why I can't read as much as I want to.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

These Books Deserve All the Stars!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by the Broke and the Bookish

Before you read the list, I must say that I found it hard to rate a book 5 stars, so some of these books might have a 4 or 4.5 stars rating. Also, since my opinion on book has changed over the years, please don't compare this list with my 5-stars shelf on Goodreads :)

Okay so, without further ado, here it is :

 Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski (my review)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Review : Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Title : Until Friday Night
Author : Abbi Glines
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : August 25th, 2015
Publisher : Simon Pulse


To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.

Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.

As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.

West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

I'm Planning to Read These Books in Spring

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by the Broke and the Bookish

Since there's only two seasons in my country, I'm actually not sure when Spring starts (is it in March or April?), so I'll just write about what books I'm planning to read next. Here it is!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Review : The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Friday, March 4, 2016
Title : The Young Elites
Author : Marie Lu
Genre : YA fantasy
Release Date : October 7th, 2014
Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons


I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all. 

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen. 

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.

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