Thursday, May 23, 2013

Book Haul May 2013

Book Haul time ^O^. I have the chance to pick up some books, won a book, and borrowed some books this month.


The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith
-->Been wanting to read this book for a while. I wanted to see how scary and creepy the world through the glasses is.

Passenger by Andrew Smith
-->Book two after The Marbury Lens

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
-->Book 2 of the Mazerunner series

Hunger by Michael Grant
-->Book 2 of the Gone series

Insignia by S. J. Kincaid
-->Heard good reviews about this. The premise sounds similar to Ready Player One. Wonder how this will be.

Won from Goodreads:

Shadow on The Sun by David Macinnis Gill
--> Really excited when this came in. This is book 3 of the Hell's Cross series. Also this is the first book I won from a Goodreads giveaway. Thank you Harper Collins :)

Borrowed from the library:

One Day More: A life After Theft Novella by Aprilynne Pike
-->Good intro to Life After Theft.

Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike
*currently reading* I'm liking this book so far. It's a quick read.

Annabel by Lauren Oliver (Delirium #0.5)
--> Short novella before Delirium

Raven by Lauren Oliver (Delirium #2.5)
--> Short novella after Pandemonium

That's it for the month. How about you guys? What are you reading?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire Review

Synopsis (from Goodreads):


Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

My thoughts:

This was my first time reading a New Adult title and I would say it was a good experience. What is it about bad boys that attract good girls? They just do I guess. There must be something dangerous about the bad boys that makes the girl weak on her knee. Beautiful Disaster had two unlikely people falling in love and crazy situation ensues. It was a fun read. I was rooting for Abby and Maddox the whole time. I did enjoy the love/hate relationship between the two. There was a lot of love, lust, misunderstanding and so much emotions. Abby is a strong girl who is trying to escape the past and Travis is not something she needs. Lots of angst in this story but not as much as typical teenage situation. The were some part in the story that was a bit unreal but not bad. I do enjoy reading about Travis's fight scene. That added a kick of action to the book.

Character-wise, I admire Abby's strength and there were times I just don't get her. Travis Maddox is a very attractive character and intense. America and Shep were really good supporting characters. I also find Travis's family very interesting too. Overall, I like Beautiful Disaster. It had a more mature and complicated situation. The resolution was not what I expect it to be. I'd be interested in reading about this story through Travis's point of view and I do have Walking Disaster on hand. Therefore, I'm gonna let the story sink in and start Walking Disaster maybe in a month or two.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi Review

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really like Shatter me. It's a really cool concept and the writing style was unique. I felt like the beginning there was dissonance and as the book progress everything just start making sense. The dystopia setting was really neat. The world was on the brink of destruction. The military regime ruled over the people and there was a rebellion that was inevitable. Unfortunately our heroine, Juliette, got thrust into this world after being locked up for years. Juliette's charcter has depth and she evolved as she make each life or death decisions. Adam, a boy she admired, was a great rightous character too. The romance between these two was solid. Warner was influential, attractive, and crazy. Overall, I really enjoyed it and I'll be reading the Unravel Me sometime soon.

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