Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cover madness (and everything in between): Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Did you know that Beautiful Disaster originally came out as an e-book? It was written by an indie author namely Jamie McGuire and of course as an e-book there were no hard copies of this amazingly, insanely out-of-this-world beautiful writing published.

E-book cover VS. Hard Copy cover :

Beautiful Disaster   VS.  Beautiful Disaster

Friday, March 30, 2012

e-ARC Review: Touched by Cyn Balog


Teaser: “This is the part where you run away, screaming,” I prompted after a minute. “Is it?” She seemed reluctant to move. Almost like she liked the idea of dying.

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Nick Cross always listens to the voice in his head. Because if he doesn't? Things can go really, really wrong. Like the day he decided to go off script and saved a girl from being run over . . . and let another one drown. Trying to change the future doesn't work.

But this summer at the Jersey Shore, something's about to happen that Nick never could have predicted. He meets a girl named Taryn and finds out about the Book of Touch. Now the path that he thought he was on begins to shift . . . and there's no way to stop things from happening. Or is there?
In a life where there are no surprises, nothing has prepared Nick for what he's about to discover--or the choice he will be forced to make. . . .


Interpretation: 2/5. Didn't finish the book. Don't bother wasting your time.

Friday Finds

Friday Finds is a weekly meme hosted by MizB :-)

Great books I discovered the past week and I'm planning to read soon!! 

Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers, #1)    Fated (Soul Seekers, #1) 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Want some book recommendations? :-)

FINALLY! I'm done tweaking my book blog layout. Whew. It took a lot of my time and patience to figure out how blogger's template works! 

Since I just recently started book blogging this post will be dedicated to the awesome books I have read for the past year which will be categorized according to my ratings! Be sure to look out for the books that received 4 and 5 frogs in jars ;-) The books were randomly added and are not in order. 

* - done series
* - undone series

(5 froggies - Life changing and breath taking books. Better start running to the nearest book store in your house and purchase these goodies. JUST. READ. THESE. NOW!) 

Beautiful Disaster  Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)  The Ivy (The Ivy, #1)  The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy: The Summer I Turned Pretty; It's Not Summer Without You; We'll Always Have Summer  Tempest (Tempest, #1)  Obsidian (Lux, #1)  Beg for Mercy (Cambion, #1)  Embrace (The Violet Eden Chapters, #1)  The Catastrophic History of You and Me  Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)  Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)  The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight  The Fault in Our Stars  The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)  Anna and the French Kiss  Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, #2)  

Review: Oppression by Jessica Therrien

Oppression (Children of the Gods, #1)
Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than the average person, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's closer to eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal. For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she's been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability. Or so she thinks. Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time. Among so many of her kind, she should not be very remarkable--except for the prophecy. Some believe she will put an end to traditions, safeguarded by violence, which have oppressed her people for centuries. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning--and she's not entirely willing to play by their rules.


Interpretation: 3/5. Nice plot but not memorable. Still worth reading.
Btw, don't you find the frog in a jar cute!? I found it in a site somewhere and thought, Hey why not use this as my supposedly "star" for rating the books in my reviews!? ;;)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Let the reading and blogging start!

Finals week is FINALLY OVER!!! I am now free to do nothing but read YA books I can't stop ogling about. So what will you be expecting from my book blog? 

What I'm Currently Reading - take it in its literal sense. It will be about what I'm currently reading =))
Vocab - new words (at least new to me) that I will be encountering. So as to enhance my vocabulary ;-) Kinda lame and nerd-ish, eh?
Reviews - Well this site won't be considered as a "book blog" if it won't be containing book reviews right? ;)
What's hot and what's not? - Random list of books which I came to like/love very much and also books which didn't meet my expectations or I was just downright disappointed with.

That's about it for now. And for what I am currently reading....

Monday, March 19, 2012

Newb.. :O

I should be studying than spending time figuring out how to create my own book blog.... but I just can't help it! Ever since I've decided to commit myself more into reading Young-adult books I felt the NEED to create my own book blog and start reviewing the awesome YA books I've read that most definitely deserve recognition and heartfelt reviews. The reviews I post in goodreads don't do justice (I'm so sorry) on how mind-blowing they are. And also... I need a hobby! I mean besides indulging into the realms of YA books but being unable to share how I feel about them.. I need an outlet! And this is the solution to my dilemma. Now I am not promising anything. I won't promise that I will be able to update this every now and then because I've got to be honest.. studies still comes first-- the top of my priorities. This book blog site is purely out of my love for YA books and my need to get away from reality :-) After a week, expect me to start posting about book reviews and as well as the same stuffs that go through a book blog ;-)