Sunday, July 9, 2017

Review: Legacy

Legacy Legacy by Hannah Fielding
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

***First off, I want to thank Ms Hannah Fielding for sending me a copy of her book in exchange of an honest review. This doesn’t influence my review in any way.***


Okay. First thoughts, “Oh hey I like this because there are undercover mission, and then there’s romance. This should be fun.” And then, “Okay, so far so good.” Lastly, “When is the story gonna catch up?” “Still nothing.” “What the hell.” Conclusion, “That’s it. I’m done.”


Truth is I was excited to read this book because it was said that this was fast paced romance and, again, there’s undercover stuff. But as I read this and managed to read up to a hundred pages, there’s nothing going on except two people attracted to each other but not doing anything about it. And then the rest is how it was describe their attraction to each other.

Bes, as every time I read this book I get a headache. I don’t know why. It’s one of the reasons why I can’t seem to continue reading it.
The concept of the story is pretty good. It has some kind of mystery but it’s not like other mystery romance books. The only thing is, some things seem to contradict the other things in the book. Like Luna’s attraction towards Ruy is so strong but then she doesn’t want to have any other relationship towards him. It’s like she’s not ready or something else but then it wasn’t totally explained why. She surely wants to be with him but when an opportunity comes, she won’t take it.

It’s like there’s a chase and then when they finally caught each other, Luna will wake up and then run again and then there’s a chase again. It keeps going and going and I got tired of it. I keep waiting for something to happen, something like, I don’t know, Luna finding something that is actually essential to her real purpose in being in Spain. But no, there’s none.

Also, one thing that I can’t get through in this book is the narration. It’s in third person point of view and it’s mostly on Luna’s. I’m fine with it. The only problem is the paragraphs after paragraphs of describing other things aside their feelings. I mean sure, it’s important to describe the surroundings of the setting of the scene to paint a nice picture inside your head but sometimes it’s too much. And if you haven’t noticed up till now, bessies, I’m not a fan of too much describing books.

Every time I open the book I keep saying to myself that I’ll finish this now. Then when I start reading, my mood is gone and I can’t continue. I can’t keep reading. And then I realized that it’s harder for me to DNF a physical book than an ebook because no matter what I do or say to myself just to make me finish it, I really can’t finish reading it, I DNFed it. I got tired of reading of something that there’s nothing happening except two people obviously attracted to each other but not doing anything about it.


To wrap this up, I hope I can say that it’s a good story. But I didn’t manage to reach the end of it to say that. I don’t also know if I should recommend it or not because for me, I didn’t quite like it. There was nothing happening in it. But if you bessies want to try and read it, then go ahead. You might like it.


That’s it for my review of this book bessies. No rating because I DNF it so I don’t think I have the right to rate something I didn’t finish. :D

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Always and Forever, Lara Jean Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m gonna be honest, I missed Lara Jean and Peter so much! I was so excited to finally read the last book but then I don’t wanna think about it as the last. I felt like it wasn’t enough when I finished reading the second book so I know there’s gonna be a third book.



At the first two books, I wasn’t sure what to feel towards Peter. Since he’s the school’s popular guy, the Prom King, I become cautious of him. I don’t think that his feelings towards Lara Jean were real because for some reason, I don’t trust Prom Kings that quickly. I’m not saying this because I believe in those stereotypical Prom Kings but, hey, I am just cautious to some specific people. XD



Anyway, like I said, I didn’t trust Peter at first though I won’t deny that he really is a swoon worthy character. He’s got that bad boy aura going on him. And I love bad boys. However, in this book, he proved himself worthy of Lara Jean. I really thought that they are not meant for each other because they are the opposite of each other. I don’t think they have something alike. Lol!



That being said, their relationship is quite amazing. Peter’s love for Lara Jean is so deep it hurts! I’m gonna put a very small excerpt here so you’ll know what I mean.



"Peter puts one arm around my waist, pulls me in, and, looking down at me, he says fiercely, “Neither of us wants to break up. So why would we? Because of some shit my mom said? Because your sister did it that way? You’re not the same as your sister, Lara Jean. We’re not the same as Margot and Sanderson or anybody else. We’re you and me. And yeah, it’s gonna be hard. But Lara Jean, I’ll never feel for another girl what I feel for you.” He says it with all the certainty only a teenage boy can have, and I have never loved him more than at this very moment."



Now you see?



I’m all for Team Peter now! Haha!



I am a bit heartbroken though because this is really the end of Lara Jean and Peter. There will be no more of them even in those novellas. There will be no side stories and other stuff. This is really the very end of Lara Jean and Peter. I’m so sad because I love their story so much I wanna know if they actually end up marrying each other. The ending still makes me want more. But then….







Anyway, that’s it for this mini review. I doubt you’d still consider this mini because it has more or less 700 words. Still, it’s not arranged like my usual full book review so it’s just a mini.



To wrap this up, you bessies need to read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series ASAP! It is so cute and fluffy and very amazing. I laughed, cried a bit, and enjoyed all throughout the journey. I’m sure you bessies will too.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Review: Black Dawn

Black Dawn Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

First thoughts as I was reading this were, “Okay. This has an interesting concept. Good, good.” Followed by, “Okay? Wait. What’s going on?”

Yeah. I think those two thoughts pretty much summed up all my thoughts about this book. And I’m not even kidding.

Honestly, this book has an interesting story. It has a very great concept too. It just fell short on the narrating and some other part. Here’s how a summary of the whole book, I’ll try to make this as spoiler free as I can. Though there’s nothing in this book worth spoiling in my opinion.

Emory Fae is the name of the main character. She is a princess, the daughter of Nei and Roque who founded the Academy –a school for those children who got special abilities and powers to harness and develop. Until one day, the son of the closest family of the Faes, Adair Straton, suddenly decided that he wants more power. So he killed Emory’s parents and because of it, Emory got scared so she asked Memphis and Brokk for help. And they did by sending her to another world, Earth, and wipe her memories about her past life. However, after six years of hiding, Memphis and Brokk decided that they now need Emory’s help to win this war. Emory is their main key in defeating Adair and ending this war. So they took her back from Earth and restore her memories only to have her mind in a storm between what she thought were her normal memories and those that are her real ones.


For someone who just got abducted from what she thought was her home and then got her memories restored, Emory sure gave me a weird feeling towards her character. Here’s the thing, I understand that all her life she thought that she was just a normal being living in Earth only to be kidnapped and sent to another world and have the people there say that you are their long lost princess. Kind of cliché, yes, even Emory felt this when she arrived in Keiko. But she’s got some weird feelings and decisions and even actions that didn’t quite add up no matter how fantasy the genre of this book is.

Bes, Emory doesn’t have any memory on how she used her powers but when she’s in training, it feels like she’s handling her powers all too well, like she’s already done it a hundred times before. And she isn’t a killer but her first kill feels like she’s also done it a hundred times before. Her first kill was smooth. There are parts that she doesn’t seem like a first timer at any of the things a soldier does at all.

And bes, they are in the middle of a war but she still has time to adore Memphis. Like, how are you able to even think about attraction when you’re in the middle of a war? It’s not literal but the way the book described it, it feels like they are in a crisis. Not to mention when she found out that Memphis somehow influenced her dreams so she’ll hate Brokk, she just seem to shrug it off. Like dude! One of your best friends just messed up your dreams to make you hate your other best friend and you didn’t even get mad? How? I don’t think having no recollection about them at all is an excuse. If you have no memory of them, when you find out someone did something to mess those memories up you find them and demand explanations! Wtf!

My issued towards Emory isn’t the only issue I have. There’s the narration.

The book has multiple point-of-views all narrated in third person. You bessies know that I have no problems towards third person point of view and even multiple ones. What my problem is the abrupt jump of time and places the story has without the right amount of describing in the narration part. One minute you’re reading and the characters are talking and then the next the character is somewhere else. It so fast and abrupt you won’t notice the change of scenes.

Bes don’t get me wrong, this book has a good story and concept, really. But I still didn’t enjoy it. I think this is one of those rare moments where the story is good but it’s not enough to make me enjoy it.

Hey, if you still want to give this one a try, go ahead please. Don’t let my review influence your interest in this book. I’m just saying what I thought about the book. But if you want to read it, go! I always say this before; don’t let my review affect your want to read the book.

To wrap this up, this book is good. Really it is. It just fell short for me. There are parts that I actually like but there are more parts that I dislike. I would still recommend this book to you bessies. You might have a different look on this than me.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Mist and Fury A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

On second thought, since this is part of my pleasure-only read, there will be no review of this book from me. I guess it already received enough review to convince readers to read this one. Still, I'm gonna rate it.

P.S
I can't wait to read ACOWAR though. I also noticed that this is gonna be a six book series? Oh my gosh! xD


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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Review: The Tempest

The Tempest The Tempest by Brit Constantine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I read the blurb of this book, I immediately thought that it was interesting. Then I read the genre of the book, it says Comedy. I’ve never read any new adult/romance/comedy book before. And I think this is my first. Sure I read new adult books with humor but not comedy. And I could say that this book didn’t disappoint.

The book is about Felicity and Lenic. Felicity is a lifestyle YouCuber, I think that’s equivalent to the real life’s YouTuber. She uploads vids about makeup and fashion and sometimes she also gives advices. Until one day she got a chance to film Lenic in a bathroom while taking a shower and then dropping a soap and bending down to pick the soap. The video she uploaded went viral so Lenic barged in her room and showed her who the boss is.

I really love the story of this book. Both characters have somewhat dark pasts and both could relate to each other because of it. Though I kind of knew already the twist of the plot. I somehow guessed right about Lenic’s past and so I wasn’t surprised when they finally revealed it because I was expecting it.

I love the comedy parts of the book. It really made me laugh so much. I would literally stop reading and just grin or smile or chuckle or even laugh out loud my friends were confused as to what’s happening to me. It also has a very nice build on the romance. It wasn’t as fast paced as it described. I mean sure I would still consider it fast paced romance because they just met a couple months before they fell in love with each other and though Felicity already knew who Lenic is, because Lenic is kind of a celebrity in bare knuckle boxing, they don’t know each other personally, but it didn’t felt like it was fast paced at all.

I also love the characters. I love both Lenic and Felicity and also their best friends Cross and Delphine respectively. They are all fun characters and easy to love.
Felicity is the type of girl who laughs a lot. She sometimes evades serious situations by throwing hilarious jokes and she’s good at it. She’s got dark pasts too but not as dark as Lenic’s. And because of that, she helped Lenic get out of the hole he dug himself in.

Lenic is the type of guy who burry his emotions and is always serious. He’s got a past that is sure not an easy thing to forget. He is really lucky to have Felicity in his side. And he keeps repeating how Felicity made him happy. Funny that Felicity’s name means ‘happy’ or ‘happiness’. And I like how possessive he is of Felicity but he never control her. He doesn’t tell her to stay away from certain people. He protects her without making her feel choked or constrained. Which is a very big plus to me on the swoon department.

They are a perfect couple. They are each other’s yin and yang. And I wish I can have my own Lenic Reevus. He’s dreamy and really dreamy. Yeah. He’s that dreamy. And, boy, he’s hot. Hot in all aspects. *wink wink*

The book is in first person point of view and it was on Felicity’s point of view. Though there were outtakes and 4 epilogues. Yes, 4. So many I know. One of those epilogue was narrated by Lenic and one of the outtakes were his point of view too. The narration was good and easy to understand. And I kind of had adjusted on the British terms because of the Lord and Master Trilogy that I didn’t had a hard time knowing the meaning of most of them.


To wrap this up, this book is really good. It both have a touch of dark and lightness in it. The characters have both dark pasts but the book isn’t dark so it was great. If you bessies are a fun of rom-com, new adult book, then this one is perfectly made for you.


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