To start of: this is probably the funniest, most romantic book I’ve ever read. Well, maybe not the most romantic, but it certainly does a good job. Continue reading “Can You Keep A Secret?”
It hooked me. Very much. It contained this extremely fast pacing that kept on tempting me to read chapter after chapter without having my body show any sign of tiring. Moreover, the pages flew by at such a rapid speed that I most likely unintentionally skimmed some sentences here and there. It was as if I had to read an express mode, otherwise I would have lost my pacing and wander behind the characters, This is a book that actually increased my heart rate. Continue reading “The Calling”
This book has been haunting me at the bookstore for the past years. I have wanted to buy it to take home and read, and yet something always held me back. Maybe it was the blurb, the fact it was another story about the paranormal or the fact it looked a little bit too dark and serious for my liking. I finally made the plunge and bought the book and what a mistake it was! Continue reading “Fallen”
The book was beautiful. The entire process of self-discovery, and how Emily changes from a shy, easily over-looked person to an independent, strong female. Right from the beginning, Sloane’s been shown as having an upper hand in their friendship, with her being the “shine” of the duo with her being the one everyone noticed, and Emily’s always just tagging along with whatever Sloane did. The essence of the book lies in Emily breaking out of that shell, Emily finding out that she doesn’t have to depend on anyone else for her happiness, and in Emily discovering another side of herself. Continue reading “Since You’ve Been Gone”
I absolutely adore this book. This book was so funny, and easy to read. This book was definitely better than the first book in the Magisterium series, The Iron Trial. We see Call and the gang grow as both characters and as a group. However, Jaspar’s character arc stood out to me the most. As we progress through the book, he grows (and matures) as a person, and especially since Call and Jaspar are arch rivals. It’s great to see them start to somewhat get along. There’s also the start of a romance that didn’t really makes sense to me, because the main characters are only thirteen. Besides, the romance, the element of friendship prevails throughout the book.
Continue reading “The Copper Gauntlet”
For anyone who has read Harry Potter, it makes complete sense that J.K. Rowling would try her hand at detective fiction (of course no one would have guessed she would write under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith). With the earlier Harry Potter books having the overall structure of classic whodunits – the major arcs of the first three novels of the series involved finding a culprit with a limited amount of evidence – and the sheer amount of intricate plotting and laying down of clues throughout the seven books, Rowling has already proven that she is a master at mystery writing. Therefore, The Cuckoo’s Calling – the first in a series of a detective novels featuring detective Cormoran Strike and his temporary receptionist turned sidekick Robin – seems the natural progression in Rowling’s writing career. Continue reading “The Cuckoo’s Calling”
An Abundance of Katherines is the story of a child prodigy named Colin who has just graduated from high school and been dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine. After this latest and most devastating break up, he sets out to prove his Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability: a mathematical formula he designs that he believes can predict the outcome of any relationship. Continue reading “An Abundance of Katherines”