YALLWEST Chapter 1 : Introduction

Hello lovelies! ❤

Almost a month ago we shared our excitement with all of you guys of our soon-to-happen adventure. It’s with even more hysteria that we’re here to yell that we’re just ONE DAY AWAY FROM THE BIG EVENT!!! HOORAY!! YALLWEST is about to officially open its doors to all the crazed bookworms out there in Santa Monica! There’s nothing more titillating than being able to assist this amazing convention AND visit LOS ANGELES for the FIRST TIME EVER!!! But this wouldn’t an adventure if we didn’t share this with everyone! As part of the YALLWEST 2016 event, we’re going to launch a 5 chapters mini-series right here on our blog giving an assessment of all the formidable things we’ve seen, smelt and heard! Continue reading

Monthly Wrap-Up | April 2016

HEY EVERYONE!

     April has come and gone so fast that we just don’t miss it anymore! Do you know why? Yep! That’s right! May is coming and that’s the beginning of summer for us! Oh boy. *inhales deeply* THAT FREEEEDOM! It’s time for new books, new shows, new movies, new everything! All those things we couldn’t do during finals. Now we can AND WE WILL! Before we get off our blog and go head first into the bright days to come, here’s our monthly wrap-up! Continue reading

Mortom by Erik Therme

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“But I got no reason to talk. Everybody’s got their own quirks and secrets. The smaller the town, the harder it is to keep things private. You’d think it’d be easier, but it ain’t.”

— Erik Therme, Mortom

     We’ve all dreamed of receiving an outrageous amount of money deposited into our accounts or an empire being dropped on you, leaving you the sole beneficiary. Wouldn’t that put a smile on absolutely anyone? Well Craig Moore, who has recently committed suicide, leaves behind “an empty bank account and a run-down house” for Andy Crowl, his cousin. Not exactly the greatest parting gift, but things get quite fishy when your dear cousin wasn’t exactly… close to you. Upon arriving in the small town where Craig lived, Mortom, Andy and his sister are catapulted into a suspicious and thrilling adventure. The discovery of a clue that might untangle the very mysteries that embellish the house brings relationships to the very brink of extinction, minds on the verge of eruption and chaos in the immediate proximity. Seeking answers to questions, Andy and his sister Kate explore well-kept secrets and Craig’s history until this very dead man’s game delivers the unexpected. Continue reading

Archie Vol.1 : THE NEW RIVERDALE

MY RATING: ★★

Well, well, well, what do we have here? A sexy modern version of Archie ? YES. 

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   In this volume, we follow around Archie and his friends right after his break-up with Becky, THE couple of their school! I gave this volume a straight 4 stars because it reads so easily. The reboot was totally worth it. I’ve missed this teenager vibe in the comics nowadays. Reviving this comic figure with 2016 fashion and lifestyle is one of the most beautiful idea ever! Continue reading

The Rose Society by Marie Lu {Review + Readalong}

MY RATING : ★★★★★

“Fear motivates, more than love or ambition or joy. Fear is more powerful than anything else in the world. I have spent so long yearning for things—for love, for acceptance—that I do not really need.”
Marie Lu, The Rose Society

13106098_10154242094512780_397015844_oThis book is the sequel of The Young Elites by Marie Lu. If you haven’t read the book, you can find my review here. And… simply backing off from this HAHA 😀 No no, wait before you go! I am going to add this little detail : THIS SEQUEL IS EVEN BETTER THAN THE FIRST BOOK AHH ❤ Okay that’s it. You can go. AND COME BACK! 😛

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This or That Tag

Hi Guys! 😀

We are now back with a TAG, YUS YUSS. Thank you to two of the lovely bloggers, Hiraethforthepages and Aubresbooknook, for tagging us 😀

THE RULES:

  • MENTION THE CREATOR OF THE TAG: AYUNDA @ TEA AND PAPERBACKS and Sarah&Faith @ Sublimereads (Again we love these two bloggers ❤ 😀 Definitely check them out!! )
  • THANK THE BLOGGER WHO TAGGED YOU!
  • CHOOSE ONE OF THE OPTIONS, YOU DON’T HAVE TO TELL THE REASONS WHY YOU CHOSE THAT, BUT YOU CAN ALSO DO THEM IF YOU WANT TO.
  • TAG 10 OTHER PEOPLE TO DO THIS TAG TO SPREAD THE LOVE!

Since we have been tagged in two different posts with different questions, we selected a few of them and mixed them up! 

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Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk

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“Ideas are real. We are not.”

— Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club 2

       Wait. What? Fight Club 2? II? As in T-W-O? When did that happen? Where was I? What was I doing? Don’t worry, buddy! You might not be the only one! Who else would’ve imagined that the classic masterpiece that is Fight Club would ever get a sequel in our lifetime? Chuck Palahniuk did. But this isn’t a novel. And it isn’t a movie either. Mr. Palahniuk wanted to explore new territories and bring his creative genes to the comic world. You heard me right. What we’ve got here are 10 comic issues, released at an almost monthly frequency, and all written by Chuck Palahniuk and illustrated by Cameron Stewart. When I first heard of the series, I jumped on the opportunity to collect every single issue and not wait one moment for the collected edition. Diving into each issue every month was fun at first, but the real problem that presented itself is how easily you could miss elements and forget others. Rereading the issues in one shot was the only key remedy to the situation, and if I’ve learned anything, it’s the best way to enjoy Fight Club 2. Continue reading

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

MY RATING : ★★★★★

 

“Virtual sex, no matter how realistic, was really nothing but glorified, computer-assisted masturbation.”
― Ernest Cline

It’s 2044, the Earth is slowly collapsing, some humans are living in awful conditions while other enjoy fancy lifestyle as the gap between social classes keeps ripping off. But one thing everyone has in common : at the end of the day, everyone is logged in and ready to enter the OASIS

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Me Before You ft. AnetteReads- A fashion tag

HI EVERYBODY ❤

I had the pleasure to do a read-along with Anette at the beginning of April for Me Before You 😀 We had a lot of fun in doing it and I wanted to do a fashion tag kind of post for our read-along where we will take turn to answer. We both love fashion and I thought this was the best way to do a read-along post.

My review for the book will be coming soon (probably in a month..LOL).
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Last Light Falling (Book 1) : The Covenant by J. E. Plemons

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“I guess the only freedom we have left is whether or not we blindly accept it.”

— J. E. Plemons, Last Light Falling (Book 1) : The Covenant

     Set in the future, 2053 to be precise, a disastrous event is about to unfold. America will never be normal again. People will meet Death and succumb to his demands. Nothing is promised and there’s only one person that change everything. Arena Power. This 15 year old girl finds out that the faith of humanity is within the palms of her little hands and is confronted with one ultimate decision: To follow her destiny as the Chosen One and save the world or steer away from a future filled with a burden to unleash God’s wrath on the Evil that walks among them. Surrounded by her twin brother, her uncle—also trainer of various arts—family and friends, Arena Power is put upon a path that is blurred with death, blood and destruction. Thankfully, she holds more skills and intellect than most of humanity to help her rid the world of the nightmare that embellishes it. Continue reading

A Bookidote Discussion – How Much Should You Rely On Reviews?

 

Hello lovely bookworms!

       I had a small fruitful thought in the past days. One that has probably been discussed thoroughly over years. But about a week ago, it suddenly jumped onto my face and gnawed the flesh away, like real horrorshow. In fact, as I was scrolling through my Goodreads feed for some delicious reviews from fellow friends and some scrumptious new books to discover and add to my dusty TBR pile, I fell upon a review of a critically acclaimed novel that I have myself read and loved. It came as a slight surprise when I saw a negative review on it, but as any person who’s accustomed to literature: not every book is made for everyone. But that wasn’t were my thoughts were stirred and a reaction was prompted. Continue reading

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

MY RATING:  ★★

“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

I love this book with all my heart. When I was reading it, I felt myself submerged in the circus as if I was seeing the circus as a spectator and I kept finding new tents to go in.

I would like to invite all you bloggers to hop on this adventure with me now! 😀
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The Devil in the White City : Murder, Magic, And Madness At The Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

4ssI was born with the devil in me,’ [Holmes] wrote. ‘I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing.’”

— Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City

      How often can you go through a non-fiction without constantly crossing over between reality and dreams? It’s pretty hard to keep your eyes open as the author unveils historical moments in their most subtle details. It doesn’t mean that the events you’re reading about are boring, but that the author needs to do a great deal of editing to deliver a compelling and eye-opening story. Erik Larson is one of those rare authors that has the skill to transform the unreadable into a thrilling and exquisite story. Blessed with a masterful talent with words, he turns the non-fiction that The Devil in the White City is into a captivating and magnificent story that reads like a novel shelved among the top works of fiction. This novel follows the adventures of a ambitious architect and a hair-raising serial killer. As Chicago hosts the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893, a nifty team of brilliant heads gather together to realize one of the most memorable fairs the world has ever seen. Filled with sorrowful moments, destruction and misery, the even still manages to rise from the shadows and shine bright in history. But thing’s wouldn’t be dark enough if there wasn’t a killer in the premises who contemplates his own adventures and makes a name for himself in the most barbarous way possible.

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Harry Potter Tag

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HI ALL MY READERS ❤ 

One night, I had nothing to do so I was procrastinating on the Internet and found a list of Spells from Harry Potter and then, I told myself WHY NOT MAKE A BOOKISH TAG ABOUT IT? Yeah Trang, great idea (even if we have a couple of tags stacking up in our closet :D). Each function from the spells are inspired to a book category. Important rule: you can’t use any of the HP books in the answer *smirk* MUAHAH I hope y’all watched the movies because we are going down memory lane!

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Batman: Detective Comics (Volume 1) – Faces of Death by Tony S. Daniel

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“His modus operandi changes with the wind…and it’s been windy in Gotham City.”

— Tony S. Daniel, Batman: Detective Comics (Volume 1) – Faces of Death

      The New 52 event hit DC Comics like a whirlwind and brought us brand new series and brand new creative teams working on our favorite superheroes like never before. As some series stand out compared to others, comic fans still find themselves in front of dozens of new worlds to jump into and new ways to entertain themselves with never before seen characters, artwork and stories. If anything, this major comic book event helps new readers plunge into the DC universe with more ease. Who doesn’t like order and cleanliness anyways? Continue reading

Aerisia: Land Beyond The Sunset by Sarah Ashwood

MY RATING: ★★

The blurb from Goodreads in a sentence : However, the day she spots a brown-robed stranger with a magical staff in a neighbor’s field is the day she also discovers Aerisia, a magical land beyond Earth’s sunset.Here in Aerisia, Hannah is believed to be the Artan, a legendary heroine prophesied to deliver Aerisia from the Dark Powers.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOK

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