The Crown by Kiera Cass Book Review and Rant!

Hello there! How are you doing guys?

Me? How am I doing?

Never mind how am I doing guys… my midterms… it broke my hopeful heart.

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BUT IT’S OKAY! Β πŸ˜€ Midterms is finally out and I’ll be saying hello to pre-finals soon!

For now, I finally have a free time to make a post, read books, watch anime, take pictures of books, and surf the heavenly internet.

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Oh, how I miss this and guess what everyone? Semestral break is fast approaching! I’m so pumped up for sembreak and I really do wish they’ll not make it into one week break. That is somehow awful cause I want a 2-3 week break!

Say I’m demanding but blimey, I’m so done with school stuffs I want to go rest for a while.

Now, let me stop ranting about this and let me rant about the fifth and final book of Kiera Cass’ The Selection Series: The Crown!

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Author:Β  Kiera Cass

Pages:Β 279 pages

Publication:Β May 3rd 2016 by: HarperTeen

Rating:

four

Woooaaah! A very stunning and lovely book cover isn’t it? It just made my heart pop with excitement and I can’t help to make my expectations for this book grew higher back then.

BUT THEN DUE TO PURE EXCITEMENT AND FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO PURCHASE THE BOOK A SOON AS POSSIBLE… I SPOILED MY HELPLESS SELF.

*WARNING: SPOILERS ARE ON THEIR WAY SO IF YOU DON’T WANT TO GET SPOILED LEAVEΒ IMMEDIATELY! πŸ˜€ SAVE YOURSELF BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!*

Now, now. Where are we again? Oh yeah right. Me being spoiled.

After that spoiling incident, I don’t know what should I feel or think! *cries*

So here’s what happened we all knew that in the fourth book, our lovely queen America got a heart attack and princess Eadlyn was forced to make The Selection process a little bit faster. The situation got quite complicated and in the fifth book, the boys were narrowed down into the Elite immediately and these boys are Kile, Henri, Hale, Fox, Ean, and Gunner.

I was practically cheering because of course my two favorite boys got in, and those boys are Kile and Henri! But then… again I spoiled myself and discovered that Eadlyn did not end up with these two boys nor with the other four boys. MY MIND, HEART, AND SOUL WAS BLOWN AWAY INTO THE DARKNESS OF DESPAIR! Because… why? why? why? not Kile or Henri!

I was really rooting Kile for Eadlyn and you can clearly see their chemistry in the previous book! I’m not blind or numb in order for me not to see their chemistry. *cries* It was a real waste for me back then but still I did not give up and hoped that Henri will end up with Eadlyn. But then then it turns out they did not end up with each other too. AGGGH! It was sooo frustrating and I almost decided not to read the final installment of the series.

Thankfully, I gave the book a chance to explain itself and in the end it was justified. I already saw the twist coming when I was reading the fourth book a few years back. I did not took it seriously because it was a really insane and heart wrenching plot twist. But when I read the whole story of the book? My perspectives changed and I was satisfied in the end. The book did not only contained this one major twist but there are a lot more. You’ll be surprised and maybe you’ll get scared for Eadlyn’s fate but you’ll see how she will deal with things maturely. She is much more a stronger person in this book and finally, she really did open her heart already. She’s not the stone cold princess anymore.

For my part, I may say the plot twist was heart wrenching but don’t get me wrong guys no one died okay? Jusr relax! It was just heart wrenching for me because the twist was so far away from my expectations. I may saw it coming but I clearly avoided the possibility. The Crown is the shortest and the most fast paced book of The Selection series and somehow wanting for more chapters can’t be helped.

Hail Kiera Cass! This book is bloody brilliant because of the twists that will really make you roll with a lot of emotions and feels.

The book gave me justice by answering my questions and for making me realize a lot of things in life. This is what I love about books though, it will not just give me happiness but it will give me a lot of realization too.

That’s it for this post everyone and please don’t forget to smile each day!

Cause I’m trying my best to smile each day too! HAHAHA! πŸ˜€

See ya’ll on my next blog post everyone!

-Shawna πŸ˜€

Shadow and Bone by: Leigh Bardugo Book Review!

Yo! I’m alive and still kickin’ fellas!

I’ve been very very busy with school stuffs! Senior High made my life busy nowadays and I’m not complaining at all. Well… maybe sometimes but Senior High is fun and I hope it will continue until the end of the school year. πŸ™‚

So, let’s go back to the main topic for this post and start the book review!

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Author: Leigh Bardugo

Pages: 327 pages

Publication:Β  May 7th 2013 by: Square Fish

Rating:

four

I’ve finished reading Shadow and Bone within the month of May. Probably, within the last two weeks of my summer. I’ve been procrastinating to read this book since last year because I knew that I might get hooked by the series. I was still in the middle of my Throne of Glass series hungover when I decided to grab this book. I was really having a hard time concentrating on the books that I’ve read before Shadow and Bone and it was so frustrating! It was kinda hard to recover from the Throne of Glass series. Even in my dreams Aelin Galathynius would still haunt me. But what got me to push through the book was its mysterious setting and these hard words to pronounce.The first sentence of the book brought me back to the world of Harry Potter. Seriously, I’m not kidding. The book gave me some Harry Potter feels but the book is unique in its own way. The terminologies, the places, the hierarchy was beautifully made.

In this story the world is composed of Β Humans and Grisha. Grisha are those people who possessed a supernatural power while humans well, they are just humans they don’t have any special abilities and that made them feel intimidated. The Grisha are divide into orders: Corporalki, Etherealki, and the Materialki. The names are so brilliant and hard to pronounce right? Which made this book awesome and interesting. Like where did just these names came from? How did the author came up with these stunningly insane ideas?! Anyway, let’s discuss more about the orders. The Corporalki are divided into two which are the Healers and the Heartenders. Corporalki can be also called as The Order of the Living and The Dead. We can also say that the Corporalki is the highest order of Grisha aside from the Darkling of course. The Darkling is like the king of the Grisha and it seems like the Darkling is the villain of this story which is kinda sad for me. Etherealki, this order is composed of Inferni, Squallers, and Tidemakers. They can be called as The Order of Summoners. Yup, that’s right they can summon fire, air, and, water. Then there was this girl who was discovered by accident that she can summon a light. She was called as the Sun Summoner and she’s considered as a special summoner. She caught the attention of the Darkling and boom the adventure began. Lastly, the Materialki which is composed of the Durasts and Alkemi and they can be called as The Order of Fabrikators.

You see, the hierarchy of the story will really get you and the magical setting too. The story would not be that wonderful without its interesting love affair right? So don’t worry the love affair in this book is not that confusing and heart breaking. Well at least for me I guess, compared to the series I’ve read before Shadow and Bone. But still it was enough to give me some feels. So out of 5 stars I rate this book with 4 stars. The book was interesting, fast paced, magical, and a lot more. But I’m still searching for some factor that will really leave a mark inside my head, heart, and probably my soul. (HAHAHA!) So 4 stars for now.

I’m currently reading the second book which is The Siege and Storm and I’m reading it in a slow manner. Good heavens, I’m so busy with school stuffs that even my time for reading was consumed. I’m doing my best to finish the book within this month though. My Preliminary Exams is fast approaching. *crosses my fingers*

Wish me luck fellas! That’s it for this book review! Hope, to make a book talk about this series when I finished reading them all. πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to leave your thoughts down below.

See ya’ll soon.

-Shawna πŸ™‚

Since You’ve Been Gone by: Morgan Matson Book Review!

SINCE YOU’VEEEEEE BEEEEEEEN GONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

I CAAAAAAAAANNN BREATHEEEEEEE FOR THE FIRSSSTTT TIIIIME!!!!!!!!

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That…was…an…awful…singing…

I’m sorry guys but I can’t help to sing Kelly Clarksons’ Since You’ve Been Gone everytime I see or read this book.

*hides*

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Hey you! πŸ˜€ Hello guys I am back! Two book reviews in one day this is sweet!

Anyway, I’ve finished Since You’ve Been Gone last Tuesday and it was clearly unexpected.

So without further rants, let’s start! πŸ™‚

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Author:Β Morgan Matson

Pages:Β 449 pages

Publication:Β May 6th 2014 by: Simon & Schuster

Rating:

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I’ve been waiting for a long time to read this book but I kept on hesitating to buy the book because I prefer to buy a series rather than a contemporary novel. So I read the book in epub form instead. I’ve read the first two chapters of the book about a week ago and then I stopped because I’ve concentrated reading Red Queen after that I took a break because good heavens Red Queen killed my feels. Anyway, when Tuesday came I was installing a game and while waiting I don’t have anything to do so I grabbed my phone and took a chance to read Since You’ve Been Gone. GUESS WHAT? I’ve finished the book in a day because it was so so so good.

I was drawn to this book because of its unique plot like what kind of best friend leaves you own your own without a word at all and then after how many days of searching, wondering, and emotional breakdowns you receive a letter from your best friend which composed of lists you need to do during summer. AMAZING RIGHT?

I can truly say that this book was not filled with cliche events I swear it doesn’t. I don’t know for you guys but every moment in this book was unique and inspiring. You’ll be truly lost in its story and you’ll never notice the time and how many pages are left to read. The events were perfectly matched and it everything made sense. In this book you’ll see how true friendship works and how to be brave and strong when facing your biggest fears in life. I highly recommend this book to you all guys. Please, you’ll get lots of realizations and moral lessons reading this book.

Family, Friendship, Love life? This book contains everything!

That’s it for this review guys and don’t forget to leave your thoughts down below! πŸ™‚

Til’ next time!

-Shawna πŸ˜€

Desperate Reads!

Hey guys!

I’m back again and I’m so thankful to have some energy left to make this post!

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Anyway, We all have some books that we are so desperate to read right? Right. But for me it’s different. I’m desperate to read these books but I still can’t have them because I already have some plans.

But don’t worry I have plans to have these books soon!

Now, now everyone let’s start! πŸ™‚

The Legion Trilogy by: Kami Garcia

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I really want to read books with ghosts in it and I knew that this series would be perfect. When I’ve read the plot of the books I was hooked and when I watched the book trailers well I got excited and intrigued. I guess this series will freak me out and I really hope so because hello? Ghosts in the story? IT. MUST. BE. FREAKING. SCARY. Kami Garcia is one of my favorite authors since she wrote the Caster Chronicles together with Margaret Stohl (you know the Beautiful Creatures series). That means I have so much expectations with this series.

The third book of the series is not yet published but a lot of people says it will be published this year. (YES PLEASE! Cause I hate cliffhangers or emotional distress.)

Icons Duology by: Margaret Stohl

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Yep, still one of my favorite authors. Margaret Stohl wrote a dystopian series?! *mind blown* I love dystopian series and I love Margaret Stohl and I also love aliens! Holy alien babies everywhere!Β Well, I really couldn’t ask for more. My favorites are in this series and so why not grab both books immediately? Since it’s a freaking duology and it’s totally complete I’ve already decided about a minute ago that I should grab the books this year. Yeah, I should! NO. ONE. CAN. STOP. ME. Okay, I’m freaking out. *breathes heavily*

P.S. I guess I’ll beg for a third book as soon as I finish these two books.

Β That’s it for this post people but don’t worry I have lots of desperate reads and that means I’ll make a part two for this post this coming Saturday.

So stay tuned for that! πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to leave your thoughts down below!

See ya’ll!

-Shawna πŸ˜€

Waiting On Wednesday! #3

Hey guys! πŸ™‚

I’m here again! YAY! *pats myself*

Anyway, today I’m going to have my third “Waiting On Wednesday” post.

WAY TO GO SHAWNA! *happy dance*

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So guys “Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Jill ofΒ Breaking The Spine.

New WoW

So without further rants, let’s start! πŸ™‚

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United As One

by:Β Pittacus Lore

7th book of Lorien Legacies Series

Publisher:Β HarperCollins

Publication Date: June 28, 2016

Pages: Not yet specified.

“The Mogadorian invasion has come to Earth, and they have all but won the battle for our planet. Their warships loom over our most populous citiesβ€”like New York City, Tokyo, Moscow, Beijing, and New Delhiβ€”and no army will risk making a move against them. The Garde are all that stand in their way . . . but they are no longer alone in this fight. Human teens from across the globe, like John Smith’s best friend, Sam Goode, have begun to develop Legacies of their own.

The Garde have always known there is power in numbers. If they can find these new allies and join forces with them, they just might be able to win this war. The time has come for the Garde to make their final stand.”

Yep, I should really read The Fate of Ten next month since I’ve been holding back to read the book as what I’ve said yesterday.

And… maybe… well, maybe the things that I’ve been expecting will happen in this book. Hopefully! *crosses my fingers*

So, that’s it for this post folks and I hope you enjoyed it!

Please don’t forget to leave your thoughts down below and I’ll see ya’ll!

-Shawna πŸ˜€

P.S. MY HEADACHE IS FREAKING KILLING ME!

Some Books I’ve Been Holding Back To Read!

Hey guys!

How are you all?

I actually didn’t go to school earlier because I was sick but now I’m totally freaking fine. I was actually tempted to make three posts today but I really need some rest.

But here I am right now facing my laptop and so pumped up to make a post!

Anyway, today I just want to share some books I’ve been holding back to read and you’ll know why later. πŸ™‚

So without further ado, Let’s start!

The Blood of Olympus by: Rick Riordan

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When I finished The House of Hades which is the fourth book of The Heroes of Olympus series, I was so desperate to read the fifth book but I still have to wait because it was not yet released. Then after few months of agony my mum bought me the book but I felt really weird. I started to read the book but I was afraid to finish it. I really didn’t want the series to end yet so I put it back and proceed to another series. I guess this year is the right time to read the book so that I could already read the Magnus Chase & the Gods of Asgard Series.

I’ll totally miss Percy and his squad but I wish they’ll have some appearances in this series.

The Fate of Ten by: Pittacus Lore

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HA! Don’t get me wrong guys I so want to read this book and I know this is not the last book of the series. It’s just that something happened in this book that I totally do not want because it’s so freaking ultra mega sad. Yes, I was spoiled *cries* but since the last book will be released this 28th of June it’s time for me to read this book and I bet I’ll cry reading this books. I do really need to prepare my feels ugh! Anyway, I still have my hopes up for the last book though. Maybe or maybe not.

Dangerous Creatures Series

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Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

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Uh huh… when I finished the Beautiful Creatures series I really had enough of Ethan and Lena. No, not really I still want to read about them but I was more into Ridley and Link’s life after the events. Thankfully, the authors made an another series which is now focused on Ridley & Link. I’ve been holding myself from reading the series because I already knew how the series will end and it is not what I have expected. I almost cried at the bookstore when I’ve read the last part of Dangerous Deception. Well, it was truly my fault for spoiling myself. tsk. tsk. Anyway, it’s time for me to deal with this series this year. I miss the world of Casters.

That’s it for this post folks and I do really need to sleep now!

I hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to leave your thoughts down below.

See ya’ll!

-Shawna πŸ˜€

Problems I Encounter When I’m Making A Blog Post!

Hey guys!

Yaaas, I’m still here! πŸ˜€

Well, school just started and I can already feel the pressured surroundings and I’m so bloody tired right now.

But it will never stop me to make a blog post for this day! As what I’ve said yesterday, I am not going to have three posts a day during weekdays but I’ll only haveΒ oneΒ post in a day instead. While during the weekends I’ll have two to three blog posts per day.

I hope you’ll all understand because school just started today and we will be soon bombarded with projects, exams, and quizzes.

So, as a book blogger or even if you’re not a book blogger as long as you’re a BLOGGER we encounter some problems when we’re making a blog post right?

So today I’m going to share mine!

So without further rants, Let’s start! πŸ™‚

1.) Running out of ideas.

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This my hatest problem when it comes to blogging. Especially, when I’m already facing the laptop and I stared at it dumbly because I don’t have any ideas what to post or to type.Thankfully, after a few hours of brainstorming an idea will pop in my head and it gets me excited because aside from getting in touch with my fellow book bloggers it’s good to share your ideas and opinions with other people.

2.) Crappy Internet Connection.

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It pissed me off when the internet connection went crappy. It’s so hard to upload any GIF’s or photos. Lots of error occurs which ruins my plans for my post. It’s also even hard to open my blogsite sometimes. Tsk. Tsk. It’s so freaking irritating.

3.) Distractions.

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HA! My distractions? 1.) Television 2.) Youtube and 3.) Instagram.

Well, they are called as blissful distractions. (HAHAHA!) Anyway, the point is instead of finishing the post fastly it gets delayed or worst I don’t finish making the post at all because I already fell asleep or I let myself engrossed with those wickedly blissful distractions.

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The most difficult question to answer aside from Math problems. I love reading and I also love book blogging and it’s so hard to choose between them especially when I’m loving the book that I’m currently reading.

5.) Time Management.

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It’s kinda hard to manage your time during school days but during school breaks and summer? Easy peasy. Cause school days means studying and exerting more of your energy for school stuffs. I do want to make lots of posts last year but school drained my energy and I just fell asleep while making a post. But this year as part of my Bookish New Year’s ResolutionΒ I’ll be more active on my blog and I’ll manage my time wisely.

Book Characters I’d Like To Cosplay!

Hey guys!

I’ve stopped reading The 5th Wave for awhile cause I’m itching to do this blog post.

So yeah, I’ve been a cosplayer before but I already stopped because I’m now more focused with reading and blogging.

Anyway, I still want to cosplay but this time it’s going to be different because instead of cosplaying an anime character, I’m going to cosplay my favorite characters from the books I love.

Well, it’s not like I’m going to present my favorite characters on stage but a photoshoot will do. Oh! I can also film a roleplay with my bookish friends and post it here!

(Honestly, I don’t have some bookish friends in person yet.)

#SOON

So guys!

Without further ado, Let’s start!

#1: Clary Fray

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The Mortal Instruments Series

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Photo from Pinterest.

Ohhh… so craving to cosplay Clary for a year already! I already own some of her outfit but I don’t have her boots and gloves yet. I also want to have a stele and some seraph blades to add in the kickass outfit but most of all I need to dye my hair like Clary’s hair and draw somes runes on my body so that I really do like a Shadowhunter or Clary.

#2: Hermione Granger

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Harry Potter Series

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Who wouldn’t to cosplay Hermione or just dress up like a Hogwarts student right? I’ve been wanting to have the Hogwarts uniform since I was in sixth grade. HA! and now I still don’t have it. Scratch that though, maybe I’ll have it pretty pretty soon. Can’t wait to wear that awesome coat at school. Β That would be weird for some people but I don’t care.

*wink. wink.*

#3: Katy Swartz

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LUX Series

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Photo from Polyvore.

Yaaas! I really need the freaking shirt as soon as I can! This is the simplest outfit in this post right? Just that awesomesauce shirt, a pants, boots, and an obsidian necklace. I guess, I need to find an obsidian necklace. It’s an important accessory of Katy.

(That shirrrrrrrrrt!!!)

#4: America Singer

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The Selection Series

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Photo from Wikia.

Holy molies!

This is my most favorite gown that America Singer wore in the books. The gown is just simple but it is elegant. The rose thingy in the gown is completely attractive and other than black gowns I also love white gowns.

Man, I’d love to wear this gown in our senior’s ball soon and have a photoshoot after the ball. Mhmmm… sounds like a plan.

(Although, I was planning for a Victorian dress.)

#5: June Iparis

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Legend Trilogy

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Photo from Pinterest.

This outfit have some similarities with a Shadowhunter’s outfit but the difference is the military aura of the outfit. I was practically drooling when Marie Lu described June’s outfit in her books. It was so cool and I really want a military or punk outfit. I was already imagining myself with June’s outfit while reading the outfit and that’s the time I decided I’d cosplay her soon.

So that’s it for this post folks and I hope you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

I might not post 3 time a day during weekdays because my class is going to resume tomorrow already. Yup, that’s right tomorrow. *cries*

Christmas break is over! I CAN’T WAIT FOR SUMMER!!!

But don’t worry folks I’ll post two or three times a day during the weekends. πŸ™‚

Don’t forget to leave your thoughts down below people and I’ll see ya’ll!

-Shawna πŸ˜€

Shadows by: Jennifer L. Armentrout Book Review!

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Hey guys!

Just got home from somewhere and I’m so freaking tired. I’ve just finished Shadows while I was away from my blog and I’m already starting to read The 5th Wave.

I almost decided not to finish Shadows but as I picked up the book and saw that I’m only 5 chapters till the end I’ve changed my mind immediately.

I was really stupid thinking not to finish Shadows though. Tsk. Tsk.

It was really worth it!

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Author:Β  Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pages: 179 pages

Publication:Β February 21st 2012 by: Entangled Publishing

Rating:

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So this book is a prequel of the LUX Series and if you’re looking for Katy in this book well she’s not here yet. This book mainly talks about Dawson Black and Bethany Williams. Dawson is the brother of Daemon Black and Dee Black while Bethany is a new comer in their town, West Virginia. (Well, she’s just like Β Katy too Β a newcomer.)

As we all know the crazy things that happened in the LUX series started when Dawson and Bethany disappeared. In this book you’ll read how Dawson and Beth met each other and how they fell in love but you’ll got to read how the enemy took them from their families and from each other.

Anyway, you’ll also see the Thompson’s cruelty with humans in this book. Yep, they treated Beth just how they treated Katy well, except for Adam though. Adam is cool with humans and stuffs. You’ll also see Daemon acts like a father and a brother when it comes to his siblings. You may see it annoying but it is his way of protecting them.Β I also laughed at Daemon’s ironic promises or proclamations when it comes to not falling in love with a human. HA! IRONIC VERY IRONIC!

This book never failed me and somehow I was enlightened about Dawson and Beth but I swear I find Daemon and Katy’s life more exciting. Maybe because I can relate myself more with Katy’s character than Beth’s. Well, yeah totally that. Overall, this book makes you want to read the series again and again even though the ending was kinda heart wrenching but still I’ll give this book a 5 stars!

My favorite character? STILL KATY!

New book boyfriend? STILL DAEMON!

So that’s it for this review folk and I hope you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

Don’t forget to leave your thoughts down below and I’ll see ya’ll later!

-Shawna πŸ˜€

Books That I’d Like To Add Up On My Plan!

Hey guys! πŸ™‚

Do you remember my post that talks about the books I’ll buy on 2016?

Yes, that post and I already have some books to add on my plan!

So without further ado, Let’s start! πŸ™‚

The End Game Trilogy

by:

James Frey & Nils Johnson-Shelton

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Been raving for this books last year and I haven’t buy it yet because it’s not complete and I know that you know the reason already. (#CliffhangerIssues) Since the third book will be released this year, I guess it will be good to pick up the series already and put them on my bookshelf for sometime and read them! It’s a freaking dystopian and the plots are very mysterious which made me more desperate to have the series.

Prisoner of Night & Fog Series

by:

Anne Blankman

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I really have thought the series will have three books but as I’ve searched the series on Goodreads, I’ve read that it will only have two books. I’m also dying to read historical fiction novels. The plot of both books are so interesting and lots of reviews told me to be emotional prepared.

HA! It’s so on!!! I’ll see these books this year!

Bloodlines Series

by:

Richelle Mead

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Well, if I’ll have this series this year then I should finish the last two books of Vampire Academy series. I haven’t finished the series last year because it gave me a very bad reading slump and so I stopped and proceed into another series. I guess, I’ll be more pumped up to read the last two books this year especially when I’ll purchase this series soon!

Yay! So, that’s it for this post and I hope you all enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

Don’t forget to leave your thoughts down below and I’ll see ya’ll!

-Shawna πŸ˜€