Thursday, July 6, 2017

More Than This by Patrick Ness | Yes, more than this

Title: More Than This
Author: Patrick Ness
Date Published: May 2014
Publisher: Walker Books
Pages: 480
Language: English
ISBN: 9781406350487

A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies.

Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive.

How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place?

As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?

Well, the first few chapters was slow and hard to read. This book has a LGBTQ+ theme, I have no intention to offend anyone but I am not quite fond of it. I respect it but I don't support.

But, the last half was amazing and such a fast ride. I loved it. How the characters grew and find their resolution was nice. The twist was such a new feeling, just read it.

We were Liars by E. Lockhart || Fool ya~

Title: We were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Date Published: May 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 228
Language: English
ISBN: 9780375984402

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

 Okay, so many youtuber had been liking this book so I read. Well, it was pretty fun, but not that satisfying. Hmm the twist was definitely there but I wish for more character development or some improvement because the story itself didn't justify the ending to what would I like.

Spells & Sleeping Bags by Sarah Mlynowski (Magic in Manhattan #3) || I love you my dear sister

Title: Spells & Sleeping Bags (Magic in Manhattan #3)
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Date Published: April 2008
Pubslisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 320
Language: English
ISBN: 9780385733885

At long last, Rachel's powers have arrived and she's a bona fide get-your-broom-ready witch! And it's happened just in time. No Manhattan for her this summer—she's spending her vacation at Camp Wood Lake.

But she's having some serious issues:

Mosquitoes in the Adirondacks are incredibly thirsty.

Her stepmom keeps sending embarrassing feminine hygiene care packages.

She accidentally zapped away all her clothes.

And there's a backstabber in her cabin intent on making life miserable.

Good thing Rachel's a witch.

This was a funny book, I really enjoyed it. The theme for this 3rd installment was sibling's jealousy and how to tackle it. It was heartwarming how Rachel adored Miri. For easy and light read. This was good.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles #2) || Big Bad Wolf, or nah?

Title: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Date Published: February 2014
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages: 452
Language: English
ISBN: 9781250007216

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 have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana.

 The second book of lunar chronicles. I was irritated. I wasn't quite fond of scarlet. I don't know.  It's not as good but how cinder escape was good. Lil bit of a let down.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline | Well, where am I again?

Title: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Date Published: August 2011
Publisher: Crown Publisher
Pages: 374
Languange: English
ISBN: 9780307887436

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the  OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

The reason why I read this book was because so many hype around it. I was curious. Well, brashly, it was mundane. So many details that I didn't care. The characters, especially the main character. Why did it feel like he was 13-years-old? The voice, the story, it felt distant and unattached. Maybe this is not my cup of tea or water. Huh.