Monday, May 18, 2015

Never Never part 2 by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

Pages: 111
Goodreads rating: 4.44/ 5 stars
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Genre: New Adult, Mystery , Contemporary Romance


“Never forget that I was your first real kiss. Never forget that you’ll be my last. 
And never stop loving me between all of them. 
Never stop, Charlie. 
Never forget.” 

Silas races against time as more truths unravel, while others twist tighter together. And now, the stakes are higher as Silas’ control slips and others begin to point fingers. Charlie is in trouble and he must be the one to bridge the chasm between their past and their present. Because somewhere between I love yous and Never Nevers and Never Agains, a truth they can't imagine, beckons to be found. 

“Where are you, Charlie?

My Review:

Review originally posted on Goodreads

I am speechless. I can't even...

Expect for a cliffhanger, but this is a better cliffhanger than the previous one. This is making me crazy. I'm really impressed of how this turned out. There are some hints and pieces in this crazy puzzle, but it's not enough to answer all my questions. At least, I have a little idea of what's happening between Silas and Charlie.

There's more of Silas' perspective than Charlie's, and I think I need more of Charlie's side. A part of me doesn't trust ANY of the side characters because I feel there's something weird is going to happen. I don't know why I get that feeling. I only trust Silas and Charlie to fix whatever suspenseful, rivalry between their fathers and their own issues.

I can't wait for the third one. I'm ready on whatever surprise Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher will write and this is whole idea is crazy genius. I just love these two authors!

So, another long wait and To be continued... ;) HAHAHAHAHA!!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

I found a book tag on YouTube and I want to do it as a blog post. This is called Unpopular Opinions Book Tag created by TheBookArcher . :) It's just a lovely tag. 

The Questions:

1. A Popular Book or series that you didn't like.
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I am sorry if you love this book, but I'm just not really a fan of this. Plus, this book contains many metaphors. The mystery aspect is totally predictable. 

2. A Popular Book or series that every one else seems to hate but you love. 
  • Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. I heard mixed thoughts about this book because of how the male lead acts like a jerk and probably on how his story was being told in a poem (which I find it unusual and weird. Anyway I enjoyed it.).  Here's my full review of Ugly Love if you want to check out my thoughts about it.

3. A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (warn people for spoilers) OR an OTP that you don't like. 

  • I have one in mind, but it will be a spoiler here. It's more of 50/50 situation. Let's just say the book is  When It Rains by Lisa De Jong. ;) For those who have read... YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. ;) 
4. A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for. 
  • Mystery/Thrillers.  I did read several Mystery books. Some captivated me, some are just not my cup of tea. Every time I read in this line of genre, I'm a damn slow reader. Also Classics by the way. The only classic that I enjoyed is Inferno by Dante Alighieri, the rest is just a pain in my head.

5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.
  • Jack Fn Carter from The Perfect Game by J.Sterling. This guy have the worst decision making and I'm just frustrated because he tends to be stupid. I cannot say here the other reason because it will be a spoiler.
6. A popular author that you can't seem to get into. 
  • Pittacus Lore. I've read I Am Number Four ages ago and I guess I expected too much on the series. I just can't get into his writing style. No offense to the fans, but I just can't get into it.

7. A popular book trope that you're tired of seeing. (examples "lost princess", corrupt ruler, love triangles, etc.)
  • I'll go for Bad Boy - Good Girl love story. Don't get me wrong, I love this trope but I'm rooting for the Good Boy - Bad Girl love story because I rarely read those. I'm looking for something new.

8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.
  • Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard. I love contemporary romance plus the mystery aspect. This series is just way too long and I don't want to endure such long series. Convince me if I should read this and tell me this is not dragging.

9. The saying goes "The book is always better than the movie", but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?
  • A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. I've read the book years ago and I like it, but watching the movie just made it more romantic. I ship Mandy Moore and Shane West.

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Deal by Elle Kennedy

Pages: 358
Goodreads rating: 4.42 / 5 stars
My Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romnace


She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy... 

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice... even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date. 

...and it’s going to be oh so good. 

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn't take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn't going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

My Review:

Review originally posted on my Goodreads.

It's a fun, refreshing and enjoyable read that will put a huge smile on your face. Actually, I can't stop grinning like an idiot because it is really hilarious and entertaining. 

The Deal is about a music major, Hannah Wells. She is a simple, intelligent and talented girl with a troubled past and it gives her a hard time in interacting with people, particularly with boys. She has a huge crush on Justin Kohl, a football player who belongs to the same class as hers but she doesn't know how to get his attention. Then, she met this popular hockey player, Garrett Graham

She is so annoyed with him because he chased her around and convinced her to tutor him in class so that he could pass on his make-up exam so that he could play and have better grades. So, they made a deal. Hannah will tutor him and Garrett will help her to get Justin's attention. Things got good, friendship builds and as well as the romance.

These two are so adorable and sweet. I'm very fascinated of how they throw banters at each other and more bickering. God, I can't help smiling at them. They're such a funny couple and the romance… AWESOMESAUCE . The characters and their chemistry are well developed.

"Garrett Graham, my own personal-sweet talker"

Garrett Graham is such a cocky, attractive, gentleman. Good Lord of Heavens. Can he be real? He is this confident man with a pure heart. I love his cheesiness sometimes. His past is not good as well but he's just brave to stood up on his jackass father. Hannah Wells, well I love her character maybe because she's not this roses & chocolates type of girl and she calls Garrett 'Dude' not 'Baby'. Ahh.. I love this cool woman. 

I sort of looking for a closure between Garrett and his father. This is more of a steady - paced reading. There are times a little bit slow. On the other hand, the main characters just carried me away. If you're looking for a light and amusing read, you better pick this book. Like… NOW. 

Thank you sis Grace for recommending this to me! :)

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Heir by Kiera Cass

Pages: 352
Goodreads rating: 4.25 / 5 stars
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia, Romance


Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she'd put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess's life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can't escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn't expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn's heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

My Review:

Review originally posted on my Goodreads

The Heir is one of my most anticipated books this year. The long wait is over and I put down all my pending reads and immediately start this one as soon as it was released. I never really thought it will be a series instead of trilogy, either way I'm glad that there's more.

I don't consider it as a sequel because this is entirely a different story. It sets 20 years after Maxon Schreave had chosen America Singer to be his wife, and Queen of Illea. Their story is absolutely romantic and I will never forget how they made me feel. In this book, a new generation begins when their firstborn, Eadlyn Schreave will have her own Selection. Apparently, she opposed on this traditional competition because she's not ready to fall in love and feels like she didn't have any choice to love someone at the right time. It's the only option to divert the attention of their people after all the chaotic events happened in Illea. 35 suitors selected from different hometowns with the possibility of capturing her heart. Even she's a tough nut to crack, she wants someone who can accept and love her the way she was. 

This is the moment where I need to process my thoughts, I just… OH GOODNESS I LOVE IT! I'm having book hangover right now! Seriously, this is really good. Unlike inThe Selection, we get to see the competitor's point of view. What piqued my interest is that we get to see the Heir's perspective. I love this idea because somehow we feel Maxon's pressure when he had his Selection.

Moving on, Eadlyn Schreave is different from America Singer. She is a modern princess with angst. Her personality is intimidating and strong. Most of the time, she gets on my nerves because she is a spoiled immature brat. As the selection goes on, I like how her character improves. Everything is sinking in that she'll be the future queen and by that, she'll be held with bigger responsibilities for her country and people. She definitely needs someone who can confide and love her for what she is. 

I must say this is more entertaining because it's hard to guess who she is going to end up with. . Out of all the suitors, three had potentials to win Eadlyn's heart: Henri, Kile and Hale. After finishing the book, I am not even sure if my guess is right because these gentlemen are beautiful inside and out in their own ways. I have never been this torn. I guess I'm rooting for Kile or Hale. I like Henri, he's humble and passionate but I don't see any chemistry between him and Eadlyn. 

Aside from that, It's so nice to see America and Maxon. Even as they aged, their sweetness and undying love are so adorable! They still make me feel giddy. I also loved the bond between Eadlyn and Ahren as well as their younger siblings. I swear, it's so adorable when they are all together. Overall, I love it and it's worth waiting for. This is a CLIFFHANGER AND I NEED THE 5TH ONE SO BAD! I CAN'T WAIT!