{Book Review} To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

You are in-love. And then you’ve moved on.

Later, you decide to write letters to those boys you have loved before and keep them in a box. You think it’s secure and kept carefully, but it’s not.

Your letters have been sent to those boys and your secrets are over.

Before Lara Jean’s mom passed away, she gave her daughter a hat box where she planned to make it her secret box. She keeps her letters in that box. Not just letters, but her letters to the boys she loved. Those letters were supposed to be kept in that box forever until one day, they were sent away by someone.

thenotsocreativecook-TATBILBFake contracts. Fake boyfriends. Those are some of the stuffs you should expect in this book.

For me, this is a light read and you’ll giggle from time to time. 😀 I chose to read the book because I thought it’s a stand-alone book and I wanted to take a rest from all those series… only to find out in the end that the book has a sequel entitled “P.S. I Love You”.

“My letters are for when I don’t want to be in love anymore. They’re for good-bye. Because after I write in my letter, I’m not longer consumed by my all-consuming love…My letters set me free. Or at least they’re supposed to.”  – Lara Jean 

Have you read this book yet? If yes, let me know your thoughts on the comments below. 😉

Thanks for spending time with me. Happy reading!

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Book review: Heroes of Olympus: THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS

I missed those times when I could read book almost everyday.

I missed those times when I could finish two to three books per month.

I missed the feeling of excitement when I get to proceed to the next book on the list. But I did not miss the feeling of sadness when you finish reading a very good book.

Above all, I missed doing a book review.

Whoa! It’s been ages since the last time I did it. I cannot remember when. I cannot even remember how many books I have read after the last review. Busy days forbid me of having more time to read.

At some point, I’ve thought to stop doing a book review. Out of laziness? I don’t know. I could not even reply comments or keep up with blogging, how would I continue the book review? I mean, you have to spend time to write… but then, I also thought, I wont. I will do it (again) because I love doing it – it makes me happy. 😀

So here I am again, giving you another book review. And because I have already made a review with the previous books from this series, I think I am obliged to finish what I started. So it goes…

If you are interested in reading the below synopsis, first, please read my thoughts on Heroes of Olympus – Books 1 to 4.

UK BoOI doubt it if I could make the review briefly, so I decided to take the below from Camp Half-Blood Wikia.

Though the Greek and Roman crew-members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them, and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps. The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

My thoughts?

Now, I can say that this is my favorite series. I would definitely read the five books again (after I finish my current read). I wanted to feel the excitement, tears, happiness and everything in between for the second time around.

I bought the book just second week of October. I was very excited to read it, but I was afraid to finish the series. Considering the rumors that a demigod will die, I could not dare to start reading. Third week of November, I finally did.

564843_575819389111091_89798846_nI wanted to cry when I finished the book. I wanted to cry because of how I love the book/series. I wanted to cry because the series is done. And if you can see me now, I am (again) about to cry.

“I figure the universe is basically like a machine… Sure, little pieces break and stuff goes haywire once in a while, but mostly… things happen for a reason.” –Leo Valdez

Thank you for spending time with me today. If you have read this series, please let me know what you think. If you have other books in mind, I’d love to hear about it. 🙂

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Sugar-glazed Donuts for FF#19 (and a book review)

Another meeting with the Yeast Beast…

My last meeting with the beast was the time when I made this Focaccia bread  as an entry for FFC#1. We felt a little awkward being with each other as we have not seen each other for months after having arguments. We then decided to make peace and agreed to see each other often so we feel comfortable with each other every time we meet. Thus, I decided to revisit the first recipe where I used yeast – Homemade Glazed Donuts, hoping it will be better than the first meeting. But something went wrong…

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My friend who was with me the first time I made these donuts (and who was the one who activated the yeast) was also with me the second time.  We figured out to make the donuts again. This time, I activated the yeast myself… using a thermometer. Ha! Of course, I did! It’s wiser to use the thermometer considering that I am not an expert with the yeast. I mean, I know what’s warm and hot. But it’s better to use the thermometer. 😛 My friend must have been so proud of me when she saw the yeast activated beautifully. Then I told her ‘I used the thermometer!’, giving her my biggest grin. 😀 I decided to half the recipe so that means I should half the ingredients. I mixed all ingredients and noticed that the dough is a little wet.  I felt there’s something wrong…

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So while I watch my friend (Yes, she did it! She seemed to be enjoying it so I let her do it. Besides, we don’t get to bond like that always) was kneading the dough, *something’s really wrong* I knew what was wrong – I put two eggs instead of one and I used large eggs! So what do you get when you were supposed to use one large egg instead of two? Nonetheless, she proceeded with the kneading.

I know you’d love to know how it turned out, so I am bringing these to FF#19.

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(For those who are not aware about FF (Fiesta Friday), it’s the most amazing party ever. And of course, how can you have an amazing party without the amazing host, Angie @The Novice Gardener. Please click here to know more.)

And tadaa… The result? The donuts were like Churros in donut form! 😀 They were deliciously crispy on the outside and airy inside. They were not as soft as the donuts you can find from famous donut shops but I just love the texture and they were amazingly delicious.

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Of course, they were best when eaten the same day! I think I consumed more than my friend. 😀 I always do! I wonder what will happen if I used just one egg. Hmm… I will find that out because I will make these again. And I will make sure to make chocolate sauce this time!

Get the recipe of these homemade donuts

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Along with these donuts, I am sharing you something. Well, it’s supposed to be a book review. However, since I don’t want to give spoilers, I decided to share my thoughts about the book.

My last book review was about the Divergent series and it was back in March of this year. After my heart was put back into pieces, I decided to move on by reading the ‘Wings Series’. The series is a story about Faeries… No! They are not like the winged creatures we used to know – the small, flying creatures. They are plants. Uh, what? Okay, let me try.

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Laurel is a Faerie who has cells of a plant. (So, she’s a plant!?) She was sent to human world to protect Avalon’s gateway…. Ugh! You see, I could not completely write about it without spoiling the book (story).

But, I prepared something for you to read on.

(Book overview was taken from Amazon. Please do let me know if the image is not readable.)

Done reading it? Interesting, yes? I really loved the story. It was indeed not the ordinary faerie-tale and the story did not only focus on Laurel. On some stories, you’d find that the hero is only one person. But in this story, Laurel and her friends worked together to defeat the bad guys, and that’s one of the things I super love. The story will make you smile and cry. Most of all, it’s intriguing, remarkable, exciting and super amazing.

I hope you enjoy my treats for today’s FF. To our co-hosts and party people, ENJOY FF#19. 😀 Thank you, Angie! ❤

And I just found out that today is NATIONAL DONUT DAY! What a great timing for my post? 😀 So, Happy National Donut day!!! 😉

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Book review: Divergent Series

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Divergent:

Abnegation: selfless; Candor: honest; Dauntless: brave; Amity: peaceful; Erudite: intelligent

Those are the five factions in the Divergent series. Each person is divided according to their best traits. Some of them are in-born and some are transfers. Aptitude tests are given to teens (at the right age) to identify which faction do they really fit. Tris’s test result was complicated, which made her a Divergent, and instructed to keep it as a secret from everyone as being one is dangerous. Dangerous in what way? She has no idea. During Choosing Ceremony, she chose to join Dauntless. While her brother, Caleb, chose to join Erudite – which shocked her (a lot). Both of them chose different faction and that means, leaving their family. In the Dauntless compound, they were given initiations in order for them to ranked and know who will stay and who will be out of the ‘pack’, which, btw, will become factionless. (And according to Tris, it’s better to be dead than factionless.)

Initiations: 1- combat training, 2- simulation, 3- fear landscape

When the final initiation is finished – graduation time – the initiates and the rest of the member of Dauntless were injected attack simulation serum (I really forgot the exact term). It is for them to be controlled and attack the targets. Tris being a divergent, the serum did not take effect on her.

After the attack, many people died, including Tris’ parents.

Insurgent:

In this book, most events were about on how to attack Jeanine Mathews – the Erudite representative. The serum used for the attack came from them and they want every evil doings to end. Tris has been captured and about to be executed in the Erudite compound if not for Peter – the one who almost got her killed. (Long story!) What shocked her was her brother, Caleb, helped Jeanine to capture Tris. They later found out that Jeanine attacked for information from Abnegation – information that should not be revealed.

At the end of this book, the information has been revealed and they have discovered that they are put inside the fence – they are intentionally placed inside that city. A video was played at the end of the book, saying that Divergents are needed to save the people outside the fence.

Allegiant:

Tris and the rest of her friends decided to go outside the fence, to know what is outside. They have seen that there is life and their previous city (which is in Chicago) is kept for experiments. They now stay at the Bureau in which they found out that these people are the ones responsible for the serums used in Chicago and are responsible for the experiments. The Bureau insists that ‘genetically damaged’ people need to be healed for they can cause damage to the world. (I hope I get that right!) Tris, being a Divergent, is considered to be ‘genetically pure’. (Honestly, I had a hard time understanding these genetic stuffs.)

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On the later part of the book, Tris has learned that the Bureau is going to ‘reset’ the memory of everyone in Chicago. She and her pack agree to prevent the ‘reset’ and came up with a plan.  Without consulting Tobias, her love, (as he was on other mission) she made her choice – difficult but worth it.

Thoughts?

Well, I really don’t know what to think of. I finished reading the last book Monday night, but my heart still aches. I think I cried that long that I slept with headache. I have mixed feelings. I can’t say that I am happy or I am sad. I am both.

The author made the series so interesting (and unique) that I don’t want to put down the book. Every time I put down the book to get some sleep, I always think of what’s gonna happen in the next chapters.

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At some point, you will reflect on some lines. For me, the series is all about overcoming your fear, bravery and choices. Bravery is not all about physical combat or having to fight someone to show that you stand out. Bravery, sacrifice and selflessness – they are sometimes the same thing. But being coward doesn’t mean that you are not brave enough to face life’s challenges or you are not ready to fight – or you will not fight at all. It means, you are waiting for the right time when to fight back and show that you have overcome your fears and you are ready to be brave.

“Be brave.” – Dauntless

Note: If you love THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy, you will surely love this.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend, my dear friends! xx Jhuls

Book review: Earthbound #1 by Aprilynne Pike

After being so attached with the Percy Jackson series, I decided to go on with my life and read another book. It took a little time, but I am glad that I’ve managed to let go for a while. 😀

Today is about a book by Aprilynne Pike

Tavia Michaels is the sole-survivor of a plane crash that killed her parents and everyone on that plane. She was then taken care of by her (step) Aunt Reese and Uncle Jay. From time to time, Tavia visits a therapist, Elizabeth, to help her recover from physical and mental injuries. Tavia was kept away from media and from the place where she grew up; leaving her friends and other relatives – this is to keep the media away from being intrigued by how come she survived on that plane. On the new place, she found herself a new best friend – Benson. On one weird day, Tavia discovered that she can ‘make’ Chap Sticks that disappear after five minutes. This was witnessed by Benson but he did not seem to be that shocked.

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On another random day, Tavia saw one guy she’s sure she hasn’t seen at all. But, there’s a part of her that tells her that there’s something about this guy – a connection. Out of curiosity, Tavia came to meet the guy when he asked her to talk. The only thing this guy, Quinn Avery, told her was he has something to show her. She did not quite understand and being so honest with Benson, she spilled out about Quinn. Benson felt that Quinn’s a stalker, but Tavia did not feel like it. Another weird thing is, other than Quinn, another guy is stalking her – a bad guy. Being someone who can ‘make’ Chap Sticks (that disappear after five minutes), being stalked by some bad guy and being feeling so connected with a guy she barely knew, Tavia is in one creepy situation.

One day, after feeling weird and everything, she decided to come home. She overheard her Aunt Reese talking to a lady named Liz – Elizabeth – the therapist. She felt something’s not right as her Aunt and Uncle never called her that name. And speaking of not right – something that’s not really right… she heard about ‘Tavia in danger’ and ‘keeping her alive’. Well, who would not feel scared? She decided to tell Benson about what happened. Together, they ran away… to Camden – the place where Quinn asked her to go.

Weird things happened, stuffs were discovered, and memories slowly came back… She finally remembered that she is an Earthbound – someone who can create things out of thin air and someone who can fight the Reduciata, an evil group who manipulates the global events to destroy the world. At eighteen, she doesn’t know what to do, but she felt that there’s more of her than just a normal person. She feels. She knows. Being betrayed by Benson – her best friend and now love (Oh! Yes! They realized that they love each other.), Tavia needs to make a choice: to fight the evil group and save the world, or make her free will and find the love of her own.

Thoughts on the book?

The book seemed really intriguing to me when I read the overview. It was not planned at all, but I immediately bought the book. (Who says buying a book needs planning, btw?) Most of the chapters left me mystified, which led me to turn one chapter to another. I may not have understood the first few chapters of the book (Of course, the author will not reveal the most interesting part at the beginning!), but I love this book.

What is it about finding her true love has something to do with saving the world? I hope that will be in the next book – to be released on July 2014.

I guess many readers will be confused as I was… but, this is what will lead you to keep asking for more. I repeat, I love the book and soon, everything will become clearer. I can’t wait to read the next one.

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I tried to make this review shorter, but I just can’t manage. 😀

Thanks for reading! 😉 Have a fabulous week to everyone. xx Jhuls

P.S. About the betrayal of her best friend Benson, Tavia found out that Benson is a member of the Reduciata – the group that’s also responsible for the plane crash.

More about the book: Earthbound

P.S. (Again? Really?): That cake looks yum! If you have not seen the cake post yet, here it is. 😉

Book review: The Heroes of Olympus (Books 1 to 4)

On my last book post (which I have deleted), I have mentioned that I’ve managed to finish the first three books from The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. Well, three books in December and I finished the fourth book two weeks ago. But, I still can’t move on!

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The Heroes of Olympus is a sequel to the Percy Jackson series. The Heroes of Olympus revolves around the seven heroes who might save both worlds (immortal and mortal). It also revolves around the ‘Prophecy of Seven‘:

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call
To storm or fire, the world must fall
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death

In the first book – The Lost Hero, Jason (demigod son of Jupiter, or Zeus in Greek form) woke up in a bus with no much memory. Together with him on the bus were Piper and Leo, also demigods – daughter of Aphrodite and son of Hephaestus respectively. Without their knowledge, they were being watched by a satyr who was assigned as their protector. The satyr was also asked to bring the three kids in Camp Half-Blood – a place for demigods and special people like them. So they were brought to the camp and there, they knew who they really are, though Jason was still in awe by how he was feeling that he does not belong to that group. In this book, Percy was also missing and it left Annabeth horribly worried.

The second book – The Son of Neptune, revolves on the other camp – Camp Jupiter. Percy was found with no memories at all expect the name Annabeth. He knew she was the love of her life. He had undergone fight with monsters and finally found Camp Jupiter where he stayed for not too long. Like Camp Half-Blood, Camp Jupiter is also a place for demigods, but Camp Jupiter is a camp for demigods whose father or mother came from the Roman side of the gods. Percy met new friends, Hazel (daughter of Pluto, or Hades in Greek form) and Frank (son of Mars, also known as Ares in Greek form).  Later on, they have discovered that Jason might be in the same situation as Percy – lost memories – and might be alive and staying on the other camp.

The story continues with the third book – The Mark of Athena… Here, both camps finally met and of course, you can tell how incredibly happy Annabeth and Percy were. Oh, yes! Percy and Jason have their memories back. It was all Hera’s plan – the exchange of both heroes, the stealing of the memories – to have both camps meet and join forces to defeat the evil Gaia. In this book, Annabeth was given a quest to save a statue of Athena (that no one from the child of Athena made it alive). The statue was supposed to be an answer to re-unite the Romans and Greeks and later work together to fight the evil Titans. Just when they thought Annabeth has successfully defeated the goddess who was keeping the statue, Annabeth was about to be dragged down (with the help of the goddess, of course… very bad!). Annabeth and the rest of the heroes (who were at their fabulous flying ship, the Argo_II, and with the dragon figurehead… Amazing, isn’t it?) Oh! Where was I? Okay… Annabeth and the rest of the heroes agreed to save the statue first (which, btw, very very tall and heavy) and then, there it is… Annabeth was about to fall because there was this something like spider webs (from the goddess Arachne) on her foot (I think ankle). She asked Percy to let go of her hand. But, of course, Percy did not let go. So they fell together. It doesn’t matter if they die together, as long as they’re together. How sweet was that?

The story continues on the fourth book – The House of Hades – Annabeth and Percy in Tartarus, in search for The Doors of Death. Doors of Death should be closed to keep monsters from re-forming. Like, when demigods kill monsters, they should remain dead. The thing is, two Doors of Death should be closed – one for the mortals and other one for the immortals. On the other hand, the rest of the heroes of the prophecy of seven, including Nico di Angelo (son of Hades) were also on their way to close the other door. Well, of course, they succeeded… with help from Titans (surprising part) and some god/goddess.

Thoughts on the series?

Well, as I said, I love the Percy Jackson series and I love this more. It was just heart-breaking when the two Titans decided to help Percy and Annabeth. I literally had tears on my eyes – thinking if they had survived or not. It was not mentioned in the book, so I had no idea and I had a hard time sleeping that night. The series had really affected me and when I finished reading, I asked myself ‘What am I gonna do with my life now that I’m done with the series?’ I still kept on talking about Percy and the series even after days I finished reading. I was thinking of re-reading the Percy Jackson series, but I told myself ‘Hey! You still have other books to read!’ Well, I guess I am having a book hangover.

To sum up my feelings… all I can say is I AM IN-LOVE with the series!! I am in-love with how the author wrote the story. Uhm, I think I now have my favorite author. 😉

Percy…and there was this day when I was reading the fourth book – The House of Hades – while I was eating this yummy dessert. I noticed that my dessert bowl/plate (whatever) has purple and orange butterflies on them. Then, I remembered that purple is the color of Camp-Half Blood’s t-shirts and orange for Camp Jupiter… and I caught myself grinning. Haha! Doesn’t make sense to others, maybe… But, I always remember the two camps whenever I see these colors. 😀

P.S. The dessert is a favorite dessert in the Philippines. It’s called Fruit Salad – a mixture of fruit cocktail, condensed milk, cream (e.g. Nestle cream/all-purpose cream), sweet kernel corn, pineapple tidbits, grated or chopped cheddar cheese and evaporated milk. Well, at least this is my version (with additional cracker crumbs – I find it more delish!) Varieties of fresh fruits can also be used instead of the fruit cocktails in can.

For more information on the series: The Heroes of Olympus 

Thanks a lot for reading! xx

For the love of books: November 2013

Before Go To Sleep 

I am more upset than last month as I have not finished the books I planned to read for November. Some things just got in the way and I have not finished immediately the book I started reading in October. I found it difficult to finish; I guess the book was not for me at all.

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The story was about a woman named Christine Lucas. She is 40 years old. She has lost her memory due to an accident. Well, that’s what her ‘husband’ named Ben told her. When Christine sleeps, she forgets everything that happened in the previous day so she was convinced by a doctor named Dr. Nash to make a journal. She has retained some of her memories but during the first 20 years of her life. The journal contains the happenings in a day in her life and she reads it every time she wakes up. The same routine every day and sometimes, she meets Dr. Nash without the knowledge of her husband.

Fast forward… Christine discovered that Ben is not her real husband, she lost her memory not by car accident, but somebody attacked her and a lot of things that the pretending Ben kept from her.

On those years, she was kept from people she loved. The real Ben is alive and her son named Adam is also alive (the fake Ben told her that Christine did not have a child and later on, he told Christine that she had a child named Adam but he is dead). The real Ben and her son, Adam, showed up at the end of the story when Christine was rushed to the hospital because the fake Ben tried to kill her.

The story was intriguing but I just can’t seem to understand why does the real Ben and Adam have not showed up or have not even tried to make a contact with Christine? Where were they in the middle of the story? I mean while Christine is struggling to remember things and living with the fake husband, why weren’t the real Ben and the son showed up?

Well, it’s not like I don’t like the story at all. But, you now, as a reader, you have to look for answers. Or I guess, this book is not really for me. Or… maybe I have not understood some parts? I have read somewhere that this book will soon be a movie, which I am not sure of. But that will be great. Maybe that could enlighten me.

I have finished another book but it’s a part of a series so I will share my thoughts on the series in the next book post.

Thank you for spending time with me today.

Have a blessed weekend, everyone! 😉

For the love of books: October 2013

It’s time for a book post again.

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Sadly, I just read two books for the month of October as I’ve been lazy busy with other stuffs. I was expecting to read at least five books but shame on me I just finished two. Even the baking seems to got out of the way. What happened? Oh! Yes! I got a little sick. But don’t worry, my dear friends, that was just a Flu.

For the first book, I will not give my own summary. Instead, I will give the one I took from Amazon. I just don’t want to spoil the beauty of the story.

Fallen Angels by Tara Hyland

“Franny Healey grew up in post-war rural Ireland. Addicted to the glamorous films of the day, she determined to do whatever it took to one day be a film star herself; immortal, adored. When she fell pregnant at seventeen, Franny faced an awful choice: leave behind the family she loved, or suffer the life she never wanted. Seven years later, Franny faces another devastating choice. Now living in the East End, she has a good friend in Annie, and a beautiful little daughter, Cara. When, one night, she is spotted by a Hollywood producer, and finally given the chance to go to Hollywood and become a star, Franny has to choose between her daughter and her dream. She chooses Hollywood. It’s a choice that brings Franny all the things she ever wanted – stardom, excitement, love. But just three years after her marriage to multi-millionaire Maximilian Stanhope, the film actress Frances Fitzgerald, nee Franny Healey, is reported to have died in mysterious circumstances. Abandoned by her mother, packed off to live with her grandmother, Cara endures a tough childhood. Kept secret from the Irish authorities, she is sent, on her granny’s death, to a Church-run orphanage – a harsh institution, which not all the children are lucky enough to survive. Cara does survive, and returns to the East End. From there she carves a career as a hard-hitting investigative journalist, exposing corruption and injustice. But there’s one story even Cara is afraid to touch: the mystery of what really happened to her mother. It’s a story that will take Cara half-way across the world, to LA – to retrace her mother’s footsteps, in the hope of finding answers to the questions that have haunted her all her life.”
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The book was BEYOND AMAZING. The story is a mysterious family drama. Okay, you might think it’s boring but let me say that I never got bored. Here’s the thing: Imagine a girl in a bed holding a book and trying to do every comfortable position to read, has not eaten that much and has spent all her time from early afternoon until 2:00 AM just to finish this book… And what happened was, my arms hurt, as well as my body.

Now, could you say that I don’t love the book? (Giggle.) The book was well-written. I so adored the author, Tara Hyland.

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The second book…

The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James

(Click the title above for the overview.)

The book was ‘okay’. Okay-good or okay-bad? Hmmm… I’ll be quite honest. The book was ‘okay-good’ in a sense that – some parts were good and romantically written. The part which I didn’t like was – I cannot fully imagine how ‘ugly’ the Duchess was. It was mention in the book that she looked like a boy. Some physical features were not well elaborated. I did not get lost in the book but I love how the ‘ugly’ Duchess need not to change anything in her appearance just to be loved by someone. I still did finish the book in two days time.

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I was expecting to finish another book this month but the font was so small and I always feel sleepy the past few days. Some said, the ending was not that good for the readers. But, I will still finish the book and let you know.

Again, thank you so much for lending me your time. Have a great day, everyone!

For the love of books: September 2013

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

I started reading second week of this month and I am happy that I had finished six books. I’ve also had frequent migraines and I think that was from reading too much. What do you think?

Anyway, I’ve read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and another book but I’ll just focus on the former for today.

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I think most of us know about the series or if not you, your children might. The series was about Greek gods, demigods (god and mortal offspring), different kinds of monsters and a lot more. I might not give a correct summary for the series so click here.

In 2010, a movie came out based on the book ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’ by Rick Riordan which was the first book of the five. By that time, I have not read the book yet but I LIKED the movie. The movie did not stayed with me for a long time and soon, I forgot all about it. When I knew that the second movie (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters) will be out, I got suddenly interested in reading the book.

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Photo from Pinterest.

Honestly speaking, I loved the series so much. I stayed up so late just to finish the last two books and slept around 2:00 AM for two nights (or let me say very early morning). The book was well-written and I could not even imagine someone who could create a story like that. Of course, the author talked about the gods so he may be has so much interest on the same. The monsters on the story were well-described that you can imagine how they look.  Well, maybe not exactly the same as the author imagined but really, it was well-described! After reading the series, I watched the first movie again for two times. I have also watched the second movie (it’s good I got the chance to watch them) and I kept on smiling inside the cinema; I was so delighted. And I slept with a smile on my face on that day and on the day I have finished the series.

Ahh, what a great feeling! I think that was the reason of the migraine attacks! Haha! But that’s fine, it was worth it.

As they say,

“Don’t judge the book by its movie!”

Books are waayyy better than the movies. Agree?!

Until next book ‘review’…

Thanks,
Jhuls