Book Review : Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

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When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change. Or maybe not. Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory. Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart […]

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Book Review : Sunday’s On The Phone To Monday by Christine Reilly

“So, this won’t be a love story. Nobody is trying to tell you something about love. This will be a story about a family.” Claudio and Mathilde Simone, once romantic bohemians hopelessly enamored with each other, find themselves nestled in domesticity in New York, running a struggling vinyl record store and parenting three daughters as best they can: Natasha, an overachieving prodigy; sensitive Lucy, with her debilitating heart condition; and Carly, adopted from China and quietly fixated on her true origins. With prose that is as keen and illuminating as it is whimsical and luminous, debut novelist Christine Reilly tells […]

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Book Review : Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

I finished this fantastic short story collection of The Lunar Chronicles yesterday and I feel like I want to read the series again. Each of the short stories are unique and outstanding. My favorites are The Queen’s Army, The Princess and the Guard, and Something Old Something New. The Keeper This story is about Michelle Benoit and the great role she played in Princess Selene’s life. I immediately became curious about her when she was mentioned in Scarlet. In this short story, we get to know more about her, her love story and why Scarlet idolizes her so much. Also, […]

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Book Review : Even The Moon Has Scars by Steph Campbell

Two strangers. Two broken hearts. One night to set each other free. I have to admit that I bought this book because of its lovely cover, plus the title caught my attention. I didn’t know what to expect because I hadn’t read the summary and this was my first Steph Campbell read. I’m so glad that I enjoyed it. Lena is a walking miracle. She was born with multiple heart defects and had a surgery when she was still a baby. She’s now seventeen years old but her parents are still keeping a very close eye on her. They never […]

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Book Review : Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin

How much do you know your mother? Are you often mad at her because she’s irritating? Does she always ask you to do some household chores? Or are you considering her as the witch in your own fairytale? Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin is about the disappearance of an illiterate and elderly mom in a crowded Seoul train station without his husband’s knowledge. Her family, including her four adult children, is desperately trying to do everything to find her and as they continue searching, they realize how little they know about their mother, like they don’t even have […]

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Book Review : Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn’t know […]

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Book Review : Black Crow White Lie by Candi Sary

First of all, I would like to thank Ms. Candi Sary for sending me a copy of her book. ♥ Black Crow White Lie is a story of Carson, a young boy who has a magical gift of healing, living in Hollywood motels together with her alcoholic fortune-teller mother. She tells him stories of how great he was in his past life including stories about his deceased father as a war hero. During the absence of her mother, Carson finds out the truth about his identity and is confused on what to believe in. Does he really have the ability to heal? Or is he […]

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Book Review : A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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I picked up More Than This (also by Patrick Ness) first, then I decided to read A Monster Calls at the same time because I got curious after watching the teaser trailer. I finished this in two days and I really loved it. Note : This would have been Siobhan Dowd‘s fifth book but unfortunately, she passed away and wasn’t able to finish it. Patrick Ness never got to meet her but was asked to finish the book and I can say that wherever she is, I am sure that she’s proud of this masterpiece. A Monster Calls is a story of a 13-year old boy […]

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Book Review : A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

I am happy that I spent the last days of 2015 reading this awesome book. It’s my very first from V.E. Schwab and she is now officially on my favorite author list. Actually, she’s already on my list right after I bought this this book and after she liked/retweeted my post. She’s so nice and I love her. A Darker Shade of Magic introduces us to Kell, a guy with a cool coat who can travel back and forth between different Londons – Grey London (magic-less and boring city), Red London (city where Kell is from), White London (city ruled by the flawlessly […]

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Book Review : The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the “psychic” visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s teenage stepson, doesn’t help matters with […]

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Book Review : The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

I honestly didn’t have any idea that The Girl on the Train was named as “the next Gone Girl”. I read Gone Girl around September last year and I really enjoyed it even I was disappointed with the ending (my review here). Yes there are some similarities because I kept on thinking Gone Girl while reading TGOTT but believe me, this book is unique and twisted on its own way. EVERYDAY THE SAME Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started […]

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Book Review : Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn’t think it’s love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. Never ask about the past. Don’t expect […]

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Book Review : Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them – but she’s trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his […]

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Book Review : The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

This is the book of @wethebookdragons for the month of October and I really want to join the readalong because I love horror/scary stories. My highschool term paper was about ghost hunting and I was collecting True Philippine Ghost Stories books when I was in college. Horror asian films are my favorites and some of them are Shutter, Ju-On, One Missed Call, and The Ring. I also love American Horror Story. I didn’t know what to expect because it was the first book I’ve read from Katie Alender. All i know is that the cover and title are both creepy and intriguing. […]

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Book Review : A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie

This is the fifth book in the Miss Marple series and my second read from Agatha Christie. I totally enjoyed And Then There Were None (ATTWN) so I’ve decided to read more of Christie’s novels and luckily, three of my favorite bookstagramers are hosting #QueenofCrimeReadalong, an Agatha Christie-themed readalong, “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks, at 6:30 p.m. Friends accept this, the only intimation.” Just like the residents of Chipping Cleghorn, I bet you’ll also get nosy once you’ve read this announcement. You will also think that this must be a “murder […]

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Book Review : The Last Summer Of Us by Maggie Harcourt

After reading two fantasy books in a row, I’ve decided to get some light contemporary book and I picked up The Last Summer Of Us. The story starts with the funeral of Limpet’s mother and I was like “Okay? Should I continue reading this or not?”. And I guess the answer is obvious. Limpet, Steffan and Jared. Three best friends crammed into a clapped-out rust bucket of a car on a whirlwind road trip to forget their troubles and see out the end of the summer. But no matter how far they drive, they can’t escape the hidden secrets and […]

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Book Review : A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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  I bought this book because of its cover. Can you blame me? I love the style of the unknown woman’s dress (or whatever it is) and the ink on her arm. Plus the simple font style of the title. The cover is stunning. I seriously had no idea that this is a fairy tale re-telling of Beauty and the Beast until I saw some fan arts on Tumblr. This is also the first Sarah J. Maas book that I’ve read and I am now a fan of her. No wonder why a lot of readers love this book and […]

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Book Review : The Selection by Kiera Cass

Series : The Selection #1 Edition : Paperback (327 pages) Publisher : Harper Teen (March 2013) First Published : January 2012 Genre : Young Adult, Fiction, Dystopia Source : Hugendubel Buchhandlung Date Read : August 2015 Check this on Goodreads For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with […]

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Book Review : Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Series : The Lunar Chronicles #2 Edition : Paperback (454 pages) Publisher : Square Fish (February 2014) First Published : January 2013 Genre : Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia, Fiction Source : Amazon.de Date Read : August 2015 Check this on Goodreads Cinder is back and trying to break out of prison–even though she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive if she does–in this second installment from Marissa Meyer. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother, or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may […]

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Book Review : P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Series : To All The Boy I’ve Loved Before #2 Edition : Paperback (337 pages) Publisher : Scholastic Press (May 2015) Genre : Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary Source : Amazon.de Date Read : August 2015 Check this on Goodreads Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the […]

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