Waiting on Wednesday #10: Clockwork Princess

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger’s most anticipated books.

 

This week, my pick is Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close.

If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it?
The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose.
Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment.
Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy.

 

 Why I Can’t Wait:

I think everybody is waiting for this book, LOL! I’ve read the first and second book of the series and I totally loved them! But it’s Jem who really made me adored this series, because I fell for him so hard. I admit, I’m excited and also scared in this final installment because of him.  I’m scared he might die, and I really he wish he won’t, I wish he will have his own love story. Of course, I don’t want Tessa for him since she loves Will. Jem really deserves someone better. Anyway, I’m so excited and I wish it’s 2013 already. So many books to look forward to! 🙂

Expected publication:

March 19th 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

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Waiting on Wednesday #9: Romeo Redeemed


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger’s most anticipated books.

This week, my pick is Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay

“All will be revealed for fans who have breathlessly awaited the sizzling sequel to Juliet Immortal. This time Romeo takes center stage and gets one chance, and one chance only, to redeem himself.

Cursed to live out eternity in his rotted corpse, Romeo, known for his ruthless, cutthroat ways, is given the chance to redeem himself by traveling back in time to save the life of Ariel Dragland. Unbeknownst to her, Ariel is important to both the evil Mercenaries and the love-promoting Ambassadors and holds the fate of the world in her hands. Romeo must win her heart and make her believe in love, turning her away from her darker potential before his work is discovered by the Mercenaries. While his seduction begins as yet another lie, it soon becomes his only truth. Romeo vows to protect Ariel from harm, and do whatever it takes to win her heart and soul. But when Ariel is led to believe his love is a deception, she becomes vulnerable to Mercenary manipulation, and her own inner darkness may ultimately rip them apart.”

 Why I Can’t Wait:

I’ve read Juliet Immortal last Monday and I loved it, you may check my review here. I absolutely like the retelling of Romeo and Juliet. This second book is not about Juliet anymore,  since she already has her own love story in the first book. Now Romeo will redeem himself in this companion novel and I’m so excited about it! I can’t wait for him to fall in love again and be a better person. I hope he will now have his own happy ending and true love.

Expected publication:

October 9th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Reader

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Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay: A book review

Title: Juliet Immortal

Author: Stacey Jay

Started Date: August 20, 2012

Finished Date: August 21, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

“The most tragic love story in history . . . 
Juliet Capulet didn’t take her own life. She was murdered by the person she trusted most, her new husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrifice made to ensure his own immortality. But what Romeo didn’t anticipate was that Juliet would be granted eternity, as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light. For 700 years, she’s fought Romeo for the souls of true lovers, struggling to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent. Until the day she meets someone she’s forbidden to love, and Romeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy that love. 
“These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, 
Which as they kiss consume.”
“–Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

Just finished reading it in one sitting and that took me 4 hours. I couldn’t stop because I wanted to see the ending. Yeah, I love the ending so much. I know this book has its faults, but I must still say that it’s kind of unique for me. This is definitely a unique retelling of Romeo and Juliet. I remembered the movie “Letters to Juliet” which I watched two times because I still think it’s good even though it’s lame on some parts. And I liked it because of the handsome french guy there. So that’s what I also felt about this book. Some parts of it are confusing especially the middle part and I will not spoil it here. I can also add the confusing alternate realities. The characters are also confusing, especially Romeo in the body of Dylan and Juliet in the body of Ariel. You heard me right, the two main characters are confusing. I don’t know, but they actually demonstrated split personalities. Romeo is definitely crazy. LOL! I can also add Gemma to them, she’s such a psycho. You might wonder who she is, well she’s the best friend of Ariel. I will not say much, but I’m sure the ones who read this book will agree with me. LOL!

But there are also parts where this book actually redeemed itself, yes, every character did. I love Ben, I believe he’s the only person here who’s sane and he’s the reason why I become to love this book. A perfect guy to fall in love with. He’s such a gentleman, with a kind heart and true love.

I admit, the gorgeous red cover caught me and what really took me to grab a copy. And to add, this line also had an impact, “The greatest love story ever told is a lie.” But I don’t think the original Romeo and Juliet is great, I still think the two of them are stupid, too stupid to die. LOL! But I guess, that’s true love then. But I must say, Juliet Immortal taught me one thing..Love is tragic sometimes, but true love stays, even in different lifetimes.

 

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Stacking the Shelves #10


Stacking the Shelves is a new meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

I bought two books in NBS thinking that today is the last day of the sale. (Un)fortunately, it was extended until September 2. LOL! I know it sounds a good news for me because I get to buy discounted books, but will also mean  a poorer me. LOL! Anyway, here are my book haul for this week:

 

BOUGHT:

The Enchantress by Michael Scott (paperback)

The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan (paperback)

I got them with 20% discount each and I’m happy because I already completed the books of those two series.

 

EBooks:

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Deeper by Megan Hart

 

I finished reading The Immortal Rules yesterday and it was absolutely amazing. I’ll post my review soon.

That’s all. What did you add in your bookshelf today? Leave your link so I can also stop by.

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Stacking the shelves #9

Stacking the Shelves is a new meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Our local bookstore, National Bookstore, held again a major sale with up to 70% discount on August 3-19. That’s why I had a panic attack and my book hoarding addiction came running again. LOL! I bought 3 books with 20% discount. Here are the books I bought yesterday:

 

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (paperback)

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay (hardbound)

I am Number Four The Legacies: The Lost Files by Pittacus Lore (paperback)

I also got few Ebooks downloaded in my phone:

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (eBook)

Between the Lines by Tammara Webber (eBook)

That’s all. What did you add in your bookshelf today?

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JULY TOP READS!!!

I’ve read a lot of books last month but I wasn’t able to write a proper review. I was kind of busy at work and of course, I also have some personal reasons. LOL! Apparently, I have an account in goodreads where I write my reviews, but some of the books I’ve read only contain few comments and with only “mini-reviews”.

So I give you now my top favorite books I’ve read in July and first week of August that I haven’t written proper reviews. But I really love them! It’s just that, sometimes I’m lost of words and needs a breather. LOL! Or sometimes I’m so lazy to do anything. The following are my top reads and what I actually felt and said after I read the book.

1. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

 I love this book! I really don’t have much to say. But I’m so inlove with Alex!! I finished reading it in a day, which is very unusual for me. I couldn’t put it down yesterday, I want to keep on reading and reading.

I love the ending, it’s perfect. I love Alex and everything about him. And I wish he’s real. LOL! I cried and laugh, and I enjoyed it very much.
I’m looking forward on reading the next books.
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2. Slammed by Colleen Hoover

 Another great YA contemporary book and definitely a tear jerker!
I really love it, and it really made me cry. Actually, I finished reading it last Friday, but I just had the guts to write something today because I’m literally lost. LOL! I love the poetry, the romance, the drama, the characters, and each has really made a mark on me.

3. Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover

 I just finished the book and WOW!
I love it as much as I love the first book!
It made me cry again, more I guess.
But in a good way..
A real page turner..
Beautifully written..
It just brought all the emotions in me.
It’s a perfect sequel of Slammed, especially because it’s Will’s POV!
Colleen Hoover is definitely now one of my favorite authors.
I highly recommend it to everyone!
Love it a lot!

4. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

I liked it! At first, i thought it’s a dystopian book. Then I’ve read about dragons, so I think it’s fantasy. But after finishing the book, I’m not really sure now. Lol. Well, i really liked the book!Ana is like other dystopian heroines, she’sfull of questions of her identity. She believes she has nosoul. I also like Sam, the one who helped and saved her. Such a sweet guy..Can’t wait for the next book to come out. I also need more answers! Lol.

5. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

 Here’s another fairy tale retelling that I love. I admit I’m not very familiar with the story of the twelve dancing princesses until now. And I must say, I love how the book was written, especially the use of words and flow of events. A perfect retelling! I’m a sucker of happy endings and it really feels good to witness some of them, even in books.

OK, that’s all. I’ll post again my top reads next month. Happy reading! 😉

Waiting on Wednesday #8: Princess of the Silver Woods

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger’s most anticipated books.

This week, my pick is Princess of the Silver Woods (Princess #3) by Jessica Day George

 

 “When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor’s twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves intent on redistributing the wealth of the noble citizens who have entered their territory. But the bandit-wolves prove more rakishly handsome than truly dangerous, and it’s not until Petunia reaches her destination that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to visit is really an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse. The stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood get a twist as Petunia and her many sisters take on bandits, grannies, and the new King Under Stone to end their family curse once and for all.”

 Why I Can’t Wait:

I love fairy tales, and that’s the reason why I read all kinds of of fairy tale retellings. This book is the final installment of the Princess trilogy and I can’t wait to read the story of Petunia. She belongs to the twelve dancing princesses in the first book, but this story is with a red riding hood and robin hood twist. I loved the first book and I’m going to read the second book soon, maybe this weekend. And I just love happy endings! ♥♥♥

Expected publication:

November 13th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books 

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Waiting on Wednesday #7

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger’s most anticipated books.

This week, my pick is Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting

Why I Can’t Wait:

Summary of the book is not yet published, but I really can’t wait for this book!! Totally!! I love the first three books in this series, especially Rafe, the mysterious guy here. I know the love triangle sucks, but I really think there is no love triangle at all, since Vi and Jay are definitely meant for each other. Anyway, I absolutely love this series because of the suspense and thrill!

Expected publication:

April 16th 2013 by HarperCollins 

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