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Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate
Set far back through the Announcers–somewhere between Passion and Rapture–Fallen in Love is a grand tour of romance that reaches through time and through hearts. Get a little bit closer to knowing the eternity of Luce and Daniel–and swoon as Miles, Shelby, Roland, and Arriane navigate their hearts’ destinies.
See what happens between the lines of the Fallen Series, and fall in love, again, forever.

Review: Okay, so the problem with me and this series my brain already marked it as a slow story because Fallen, the first book was kind of slow. But then I force myself to read this because it was really  quite good. It was kind of confusing, given that I haven’t read Passion yet but I caught up eventually.

I admit, Luce and Daniel’s love story was kind of tiring, especially for Daniel’s part, but the efforts and love that was given through the whole story makes it all worth it. It shows that love just doesn’t deserve second chances, but a third also, and fourth and so on as long as you love each other. Love is a very complicated thing and it takes effort to make it work. 

I’m happy for Shelby and Miles, like totally, cause Miles deserves someone. He’s such a good guy.

Roland, OH MY GOD, Roland. I love him, I just found a new appreciation for Roland, and also for Cam too. Both were wounded by love and unfortunately gave themselves to pain so they ended up being cold and oblivious to everyone’s feelings. I loved Cameron since Fallen and I loved him more now. The guy’s just broken. Too broken to get up. As for Roland, he still accepted people in his life and most importantly, he has Arriane to keep him sane. God I love those two, I love their friendship. They’re like the perfect balance. Its an angel and a demon together. I am shipping them together but Arriane is in love with somebody else. But that won’t really stop me from shipping them. 

As for Daniel Grigori, I still love him and you will love him more in this book because he’s a knight in shining armor forreals! Its my favorite version of Daniel so far. He still didn’t change, he’s still as breathtaking as ever.

Rating: ★★★★★

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5)
Jace is now a servant of evil, bound for all eternity to Sebastian. Only a small band of Shadowhunters believe he can be saved. To do this they must defy the Clave. And they must act without Clary. For Clary is playing a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul.
Clary is willing to do anything for Jace but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love? Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

Review: THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. I’m crying all over the place. All that  begging in public was worth it! This book is more devious, more exciting and more heart wrecking.

First, I love the fact that Cassandra gave everyone equal parts, like while you’re reading it, you know what is happening to everyone and I do mean everyone. To be honest, while Jace is still not Jace, I find their scenes boring. But its just my opinion tho. But Simon, Simon is the star of this book, he’s the real badass in the whole series. 

Second, I love how this book showcase every emotion. It’ll make you laugh, make your cry and unfortunately, it can rip your heart to shreds too. Its so emotional and beautiful. There are so many details that are so interesting, it’ll keep you wondering and reading for more.

I don’t mean to throw in some spoilers, but to a certain shipper, you will be sad because as one couple get back together, one couple will break free from each other as well. It was so sad. Read it for the genuine thrill in your veins!

Rating: ★★★★★

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Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto
Only sixteen when she started the series, Ally Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat, and this long-awaited conclusion is certain to be her most popular book yet.
Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as they defy Heavenly law and marry. They don’t tell Beth’s archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, but the angels know soon enough, and punishment comes in a terrifying form: the Sevens, who are rogue angels bent on keeping Beth and Xavier apart, destroying Gabriel and Ivy, and darkening angelic power in the heavens.
The only way Bethany and can elude the Sevens is to hide in the open, and blend in with other mortals their own age. Gabriel and Ivy set them up at college, where they can’t reveal their relationship, and where there is still danger around each corner. Will Bethany be called back to Heaven – forever – and face leaving the love of her life?

Review: This book made me cry. A lot of books made me cry, gave me feels and almost killed me in process but so far, this was the worst. But I don’t mean like its not a good book, in fact, I suggest for you to read it and prepare you tissue box.

In the whole book, I admit I got tired of the wild goose chase between Beth and the freakin’ army from Heaven but Gabriel was a huge consolation. For Molly and Gabe shippers, this is our time. This is the shining beacon of hope. Even though it lasted for just a chapter and a half, it was more than enough though I wouldn’t argue for more. I didn’t know what I should feel, I was happy but I’m crying all over the place, you know the feeling.

And again, Alexandra didn’t fail to strengthen my faith. Maybe its silly for some people, but this book is like a bible for teenagers. The Holy Bible can’t be replaced of course, this is just like a jiggy sidekick. I love the fact that when you’re reading the whole Halo Trilogy, its like you’re having a spiritual adventure. Its not just some book with teenage lovers, its a complete package and I haven’t loved angels this much. And there’s no denying the fact that Gabriel Church is a total mancandy.

Rating: ★★★★★

Divergent by Veronica Roth
In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Review: Let me start by telling you guys how this magnificent book made me feel. This is one of one the few books that woke me up the time I read it thoroughly. Its crazy, all the details and the plot is just amazing. 

I actually waited three months for this book because whenever I go to the bookstore, it was always out of stock but really when I had it, I’m like in the phase where I kind of lost my enthusiasm to read but then, I was like, I have to read, I have to bring back my bookworm self so I started reading it again. I read it earlier and just got to the first two chapters but when I started again the other day, there was no stopping. It was so good that I was reading it until the wee hours of the morning. All the details will keep you awake and you will just lose the track of time. It was around 3am and I’m in adrenaline rush. To be honest, reading about all those guns and knives was like heaven for me.

I love all the characters, Peter kind of reminded me of Malfoy, he’s like this villain in the making but in the end, he was still just a child seeking for the right guidance. I love Beatrice, her bravery and even tho she denies most of the time that she was selfless, she is really selfless, she just have her own ways of showing it. And how will I ever start to describe Tobias, there are no words of telling you guys how sexy he is. He’s like this kind of dude who is sexy, awesome and cool at the same time without even trying, and being mysterious is a huge plus. I can’t get over his character until now. I just love him and even if its hard to admit, I love him and Tris together, its like Romeo and Juliet plus Bonnie and Clyde combined. 

I can’t wait to read Insurgent. If you guys haven’t read this yet, you should. I heard that sometimes it is compared to Hunger Games and maybe people will disagree with me, but this is much better than The Hunger Games to be honest.

Rating: ★★★★★

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green [x]
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. He’s also a washed-up child prodigy with ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a passion for anagrams, and an overweight, Judge Judy-obsessed best friend. Colin’s on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which will predict the future of all relationships, transform him from a fading prodigy into a true genius, and finally win him the girl. Letting expectations go and allowing love in are at the heart of Colin’s hilarious quest to find his missing piece and avenge dumpees everywhere.

Review: I think this was an amazing John Green book. I love the fact that he’s like writing a story about different of kind of teenagers, so that maybe someday others can understand why someone is acting a certain way and maybe for us too, to fully discover ourselves and start getting our shit together. 

I love this book I’m definitely recommending it because it was an entertaining ride. I love all the characters, especially Hassan. I love all the different languages and numerous facts. I love that it actually captured the whole emotion package of being dumped. How hard it is, how it makes you feel like its the end of the world. And even though you’re already used to being dumped, the pain wouldn’t be any less.  I enjoyed all the information to be honest. I love all the footnotes because that was the most hilarious part. But to be honest, the math part did slew me down because I suck at math, like 95% of the time I don’t understand it. 

And at the end, I feel bad for all those Katherines because they dumped the greatest guy ever. 

Rating: ★★★★

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

Review: Okay, so I will start by saying that this book weighs too much, but like what I am always saying, maybe because it has a lot of feelings and turns out, its true. It does have a lot of feelings. Every move, every smile, every tear was documented and it will sweep you off your feet.

Let me describe this book to you, my fellow readers. At first, it will just tickle you, it will remind you how blissful it is to be in love, to be loved, to be thrilled and all the magic that love offers. Then when you’re completely vulnerable and off guard, IT WILL STAB YOU. It will continue stabbing you until you find yourself in tears. It will certainly make you feel like you are Min (or Ed) and you’re the one going through the break up. I cried after reading this, I was sobbing for like an hour until eventually, after time, you will get over it.

I love the artwork in this book too. Those crazy little notes in the back of napkins and origamis drove me crazy. It will definitely remind you why after getting hurt and smothered several times, you’re still willing to love again and again.

Rating: ★★★★

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love – the deliria – blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.
But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

Review: When I read the first chapter, I was like, “OMG I need a cure!” but setting my emotions aside and finishing the book, I realize that the thought of not falling in love for the rest of my life is horrifying. You can never appreciate the love unless you feel pain side by side with it. It hurts, but everything comes with a price, even love.

The story is about Lena, a teenage girl who was suppose to be cured of love in more or less three months. In their time, love was considered a disease and everyone who will turn eighteen are cured whether they like it or not. It was really a great story, because it centers about not wanting love for yourself because of the endless stories about the pain that comes with it but later on giving in on it because you realize that pain is one of the secret ingredients to keep the love alive. The story revolves around Lena’s experience about her first love, Alex Sheathes. The details was really good, from the looks of it, the consequences you had to face and even the madness of it.

Its like a classic twist to Romeo and Juliet, two teenagers fighting for what they feel and willing to risk everything as long as they’re together. Cheesy, right? There’s nothing refreshing than a book who makes you feel the bliss that love offers and how important it is to fight for it.

Next in the series: Pandemonium

Rating: ★★★★

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Publisher: Dutton Books
Publication Date: January 10, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 313

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

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Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon
Princess Margrethe has been hidden away while her kingdom is at war. One gloomy, windswept morning, as she stands in a convent garden overlooking the icy sea, she witnesses a miracle: a glittering mermaid emerging from the waves, a nearly drowned man in her arms. By the time Margrethe reaches the shore, the mermaid has disappeared into the sea. As Margrethe nurses the handsome stranger back to health, she learns that not only is he a prince, he is also the son of her father’s greatest rival. Sure that the mermaid brought this man to her for a reason, Margrethe devises a plan to bring peace to her kingdom.
Meanwhile, the mermaid princess Lenia longs to return to the human man she carried to safety. She is willing to trade her home, her voice, and even her health for legs and the chance to win his heart…
A surprising take on the classic tale, Mermaid is the story of two women with everything to lose. It will make you think twice about the fairy tale you heard as a child, keeping you in suspense until the very last page.

Review: This is a fairytale so happy ending is a must but I am not happy with the ending to be honest. I am truly devoted to Astrid (Her name is Lenia, but I like her human name more) the mermaid all the way and I just hate Margrethe for taking all of the credit when Astrid did all the dirty and tiring job.

This is nothing like Little Mermaid, cause I was imagining more of Ariel but then I remembered that this was patterned in the original story, not the Disney version. It was good and Christopher isn’t really my type but he is a prince either way. I love his green eyes though.

All in all, it’s like you’re just reading a fairy tale with quite a few surprises. I recommend for you to download or have the eBook rather than the printed book though.

Rating: ★★★

Matched by Ally Condie
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate… until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
 The Society tells her it’s a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she’s destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can’t stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

Review: First, I really love books with lovely and unique covers. That’s why I bought this and its has nice reviews too. I read this for like a day. For me, its really not the usual page turning to addicting novel but its fine. I finished it in a day because there was no wifi anywhere and I have nothing to do.

Back to the book, the features was great tho. I just felt really bad for  Xander cause he was like the most perfect lover in the world but its still not enough. Maybe you can’t really have everything. Its like Hunger Games minus the games. Its both government controlled. You guys should try it tho, I may not like it like I loved Unearthly but I’m still gonna buy Crossed and Reached.

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Nora Grey’s life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn’t pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it: a mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But, despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He’s more elusive than ever and even worse, he’s started spending time with Nora’s arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.

Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadnt been acting so distant. Even with Scott’s totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he’s hiding something.

Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperately searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.

Review: This book is an emotional roller coaster, and more on depressing stuff, I might add. I guess I was just so deeply attracted to this series that I feel every emotion thrown to me deeper than the usual.

At the first five chapters of this book, I had to stop and have a break in every chapter because it was so depressing. I even had an emotional breakdown after reading the first chapter! This book is major tears developer.

Patch is such a bitch, plus the true bitch Marcie Millar was just, everytime they’re together, I just wanna rip the book apart but obviously I didn’t. It was kind of slow at some parts but at the end of every chapter it’ll be kind of driving that it’ll make you reach for more. Patch can still definitely make you reach for more even though you’re already super bored.

This story is much more detailed than the first book, more secrets are revealed so you will kind of understand the whole story behind everything and match the puzzle pieces together. Plus the facts are super interesting. Read it if you haven’t yet!

Rating: ★★★★★

Book Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Series: His Fair Assassin #1
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 549

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

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Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Three angels – Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human – are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They must work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments. Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong. Then comes the brooding and popular new transfer, Jake Thorn… who just so happens to be in Bethany’s class. Something about Jake seems to be hiding something darker, something more powerful than expected. That thing, and Xavier, distracts Bethany to a point that Gabriel and Ivy are concerned.

Review: I could bury myself with this series. If I am stuck in a deserted island, this series will definitely be on my list. Maybe its just me but this book will offer you spiritual healing. Like I said before, its a Bible for teenagers. Its different in a way that they are not Nephilim or fallen angels, but really an angel, sent down by God to fix Earth. I was hooked with Gabriel Church, and didn’t get over it ever since.

Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Series: Throne of Glass #1
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Publication Date: August 7, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 404

Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

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The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore
Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I’d been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive.

Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others.

I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we’re looking for the others–including John.

But so are they.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They caught me in New York–but I escaped.
I am Number Six.
They want to finish what they started.
But they’ll have to fight us first.

Review: Let me start this review by saying Number Nine is my favorite Loric Garde now, in men’s division tho, because Marina is my bitch. 

This book satisfied my every expectation, its one action packed reading material that will give you adrenaline rush until the last page. I love how their powers work with each other every fight. Six is badass as always, but this time, she got a male counterpart which is Nine. Those two are like the killing machines of the Loric Team, they’re the ones on front for offense. Middle is probably Four and Eight and the defense area consist of Marina and Ella. Now that they are almost complete, there’s tons of legacies to be discovered and everything is just so exciting.

Plus Nine and Four’s bromance? Definitely amazing. Those are the times that’ll make you laugh and cry at the same time. Same with Six and Seven’s. Its like together, they are there own little team.

I was kind of disappointed on the part that I haven’t read a word about Number Five, well there’s some, but none that’s really informative. She stayed as the girl who lifted an object weighing a ton off a man in Argentina, though she’s in Jamaica now, if I’m not wrong and it sucks because she missed all the action with Setrakus Ra. She better be in the next book or I’ll go nuts.

According to some sources, there will be a total of six books in this series, excluding the lost files. 

Rating: ★★★★★

Hades by Alexandra Adornetto
Jake Thorn and his demons have been banished and Xavier and Bethany settle down to resume a normal life. But on the night of Halloween, a childish prank goes terribly wrong and Jake is summoned back to the sleepy town of Venus Cove. Bethany is deceived and like the mythical Persephone she finds herself dragged into the nightmarish underworld of Hades. While the angels call on higher powers to help recover Bethany, Hell decides to play dirty and goes after the one thing she loves more than anything. But to spare Xavier′s life, Bethany must make the ultimate sacrifice.
Will she make a deal with the Devil? And what will happen to an angel in Hell?

Review: I can’t say that this is my favorite but my ship almost happened in this book, so I am in love with it. A hint: Its not Beth and Xavier. Its kind of creepy because the ending is kind has resemblance to another series, but I guess I’ll leave you all to throw up your own opinions. I can’t hardly wait for Heaven.