Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Book Review: Star-Crossed by Luna Lacour (My First Ever NA Read!)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
STAR-CROSSED by Luna Lacour

Expected publication: March 28th 2014
Category: NA
Genre: Romance

Rating: ★★★

GOODREADS SUMMARY:

"It started with a game - seduce the new teacher.

Eighteen-year-old Kaitlyn Laurent is living the American Dream. Born into a wealthy, socialite family with more opulent surroundings and material things than any girl could even fathom, Kaitlyn is the fresh, young face amidst a sea of morally-amiss Manhattan Debutantes. She is educated, poised, and on the outside - entirely virtuous. Her life, in short, is perfect. Or so it would seem.

Inside the walls of her Upper East Side mansion, Kaitlyn is struggling. After her parents' divorce and her father's remarriage to a beautiful but otherwise utterly vapid woman, Kaitlyn quickly finds herself living in a realm of self-created fantasy, completely detached and entirely clashing with her new family – particularly, her classmate-turned-stepbrother, Marius. Arrogant and with a penchant for playing games, he is intrigued and infatuated by Kaitlyn's faux-chaste outer facade that she uses to cover an otherwise calloused heart.

When the two of them enter into into their final semester at Trinity Prep, and the buzz around campus is that a gorgeous new teacher has set foot in the classroom, Marius makes Kaitlyn a bet: seduce the man who is now her Literature teacher.

If she wins, she gets his trust fund. Money that she can use to finally escape a life that she has come to loathe.

If Marius wins... he gets her virginity.

When an initial spark turns into full-blown obsession, and her affections are inevitably returned – Kaitlyn learns that there are no actions without consequence, and some affairs are simply star-crossed."

   
REVIEW:
  
 I was searching for ARC copies and I stumbled upon this on Goodreads. I thought it was Young Adult, I didn't even bother searching some details about the book because I was so excited to read it because it was my first eARC ever. Upon reaching the point where they did the thing, they weren't supposed to do, I realized that this book isn't YA and I couldn't do anything about it because I started reading it and I like it.

 The beginning, let's say 20% is kind of boring for me... because it's too descriptive but then as I moved to future chapters, it went smoothly and it was good but don't expect too much because you might get disappointed.

 I thought this book is about aliens falling for humans. (Yes, I didn't read the blurb & I didn't bother.) When I learned that this is about student/teacher relationship, I love it! It kind of reminds me about Pretty Little Liars about the student/teacher relationship. (Ezra & Aria! <3)

 I love the characters, Kaitlyn, Tyler, Marius, and Will. They were all flawed and that's why they seemed so real. Kaitlyn and Will's relationship is like Romeo and Juliet but in this story they were both rich. The only problem is that Will is Kaitlyn's teacher and that's why it's not okay. The few remaining chapters were so predictable and I'm happy how it ended. Over all, it was good but like I said, don't expect too much.

A big thank you to the author, Luna Lacour! :) 
**ARC was provided by author in exchange for an honest review.*

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Book Review: How To Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford

Sunday, March 16, 2014
How To Say Goodbye in Robot
Author: Natalie Standiford
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 276
Publisher: Scholastic Press, 2009
Source: Goodreads

RATING:★★★★★ 
Goodreads Summary:
"From bestselling author Natalie Standiford, an amazing, touching story of two friends navigating the dark waters of their senior year.

New to town, Beatrice is expecting her new best friend to be one of the girls she meets on the first day. But instead, the alphabet conspires to seat her next to Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, a quiet loner who hasn't made a new friend since third grade. Something about him, though, gets to Bea, and soon they form an unexpected friendship. It's not romance, exactly - but it's definitely love. Still, Bea can't quite dispel Jonah's gloom and doom - and as she finds out his family history, she understands why. Can Bea help Jonah? Or is he destined to vanish?"

MY REVIEW:

  This book is amazing. If I could only give it 5 more stars to make it perfect 10, I would do it for the sake of this SUPER amazing book. This book made me realized things, like a guy and a girl can be friends, you know just FRIENDS. It's not instant love and that's why I loved it! Ever since I finished reading this, I can't get over Bea and Jonah's friendship. Their friendship is awesome, they understand and accept each others flaws. They can be crazy with each other, that's the friendship I'm looking for and been wanting for the longest time. So back to the book, I love how strong Bea is. Honestly, I love the whole Bea. I love how Bea cares for everyone around her. Bea is one of those girls who is special and beautiful, inside and out. Let's move to Jonah, my book boyfriend at the moment, oh yes he is. Jonah is the kind of guy who you would want to be your friend for life. Jonah is one of a kind. He still loves his family even though things are complicated. I love how Jonah cares for his brother and for Bea. I love them both, they have the same attitude. They're both strong and amazing!

 I love how the story went but I was sad because of the ending, I admit, I was a little disappointed but then I thought it's the best for everyone. I really love how smooth it went. I love the emotions that I felt while reading this. I felt different emotions all throughout the book. I laughed, I smiled, I even frowned, and I almost cried but I fought my tears. I kept the sadness inside, but above all what happened, I loved the whole book. Natalie Standiford really did a good job. TWO THUMBS UP!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Stacking The Shelves #2

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Yay, another Stacking The Shelves!
Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga Reviews

 eBooks I Got
Source: Goodreads
Source: Goodreads

Book Review: Haven by Kristi Cook

HAVEN by Kristi Cook
Release Date: February 22, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 416
Source: Goodreads
RATING:★★★★★ 

Goodreads Summary:

"Violet McKenna thought she was crazy when she had a vivid vision of her dad’s murder—but when her premonition came true, her life fell apart. Then she found a new school: Winterhaven. There, Violet fits right in. All the students have special “gifts” like her own, and she quickly finds a close group of friends. But Violet’s attraction to an alluring boy becomes problematic when intense visions of his death start to haunt her. In her premonitions, the secret he is unwilling to share begins to reveal itself—and the unbelievable becomes reality. To Violet’s horror, she learns that their destinies are intertwined in a crictical—and deadly—way."

MY REVIEW:

 Seriously people? How could you compare this to Twilight? I don't mean to offend anyone but in my own opinion, this is far better. Of all paranormal books I have read, this is a great one.(You don't believe me? Read it.)

 This book is one of my favorites & this is one of the books I couldn't put down. I love it since the beginning until the end. I love that it consists random paranormal characters in one awesome book.
 

 I don't know what to say... I'm speechless, it was so good. The characters, the concept, the way it was written, just WOW. When I was reading this, I was also affected by "The Aidan Effect". 

 Every chapter has something to offer, it's full of revelations & secrets. The whole trilogy is awesome, since book one to book three, I wasn't disappointed. Great job Kristi Cook!


This book is a must read by everyone! (If you love paranormal romance, this is for you!) 

BUY THIS BOOK!

Book Depository: (Hardback)
http://www.bookdepository.com/Haven-Kristi-Cook/9781442407602

Amazon: (Paperback)

http://www.amazon.com/Haven-Kristi-Cook/dp/1442407611

Alyanna :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Book Review: The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Sound of Letting Go
By Stasia Ward Kehoe
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
ISBN: 978-0670015535
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 400
Source: Goodreads 
Rating: 4/5
 




 
REVIEW:

 I love this book. It really captured my heart, I felt the emotions that Daisy felt in the book. It's purely beautiful, this is actually the first I have read from Stasia Ward Kehoe and I didn't regret reading this. I think this is the very first verse novel I have ever read in my entire reading life. It's really hard to review this, I don't know what words to use or I'm having second thoughts if did I use the right words. This is about Daisy, who is a sixteen year old teenager who has an autistic younger brother, and her parents. Since the very beginning Daisy has been a good child to her parents but after her parents told her that they want to send her brother, Steven, to a institution. She decided to be a bad girl, and you know, it's like her revenge to her parents. As usual, there will always be this guy who'd make you look at things differently so there's Cal, a prodigy.

 Daisy is a strong girl, and don't get me wrong but I love how girls show that they're strong enough to handle situations. I love how she shows her passion for music.

 I liked that story went fast and amazing but what I don't like is the way it was written, it's not really that bad but we have our own opinions, so be it.

 I can relate to the story because I have an autistic uncle, but he does not have tantrums like Steven has. It felt so real, the characters flawed which is good. The concept is clearly brilliant. 


 You should read this if you are into young adult fiction. This book is happy, lonely, sweet, bitter, and heart-breaking.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Top Five All Time Favorite Books

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I just can't get off my hands on my blog. Every time I check my FB, Twitter, and emails, I can't stop myself in visiting my blog! Ever since I started blogging, I just can't stop. (Is that a good thing? Haha.)

TOP FIVE ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS!
(Not in any particular order.)

            1. Vain by Fisher Amelie         

Source: Goodreads

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2. The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June

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     3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


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      4. My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century 
                by Rachel Harris


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           5. Clarity by Kim Harrington

   

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             MY READING EXPERIENCE:

  Actually, it's been 2 years since I first read a novel. My first ever read would be Vain by Fisher Amelie and since that day, I started reading books, especially Young Adult or Middle Grade. In order to finish my reading challenges, I borrow books from my cousin, she's a avid reader too! We share almost the same taste in books but since we're 11 years apart, she can read NA books and I still can't since I'm not in the legal age.

  I have many favorite books but then I only have to choose five of them and honestly, it's hard... to choose. It's like choosing between pizza & internet. (I'd rather not choose!)

  All books listed are my favorites and I would totally recommend it to all of you! I had so much fun reading those books. Enjoy!


Kisses,
Alyanna :*

Book Review: Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson

Hello everyone! Today, I'm gonna do another book review.(Yay!)My goal is to post 8-10 reviews by the end of March and I'm still going through my old books to do a bunch of reviews. My book review today will be about Psych Major Syndrome, a YA read from Disney Hyperion. Head to down to see more info about the book and my not-so-long review! Enjoy. :D



Book Info:
 

Title:Psych Major Syndrome 

Author: Alicia Thompson  

Release Date: August 11, 2009

Published by
: Disney Hyperion

Source: Goodreads

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RATING: 3 out 5 stars.

I gave it 3.5 stars because there are some parts of the book that I loved even though most chapters were boring. Not trying to offend anyone but when I read this it was boring but then I thought maybe I'm not fit to read books about a college girl, who is Leigh Nolan wanting to do the thing with his boyfriend, Andrew, who is her high school sweetheart. (By the thing, you know what I mean. *winks*) Actually I tried not to finished the book when I reached the middle part but then I realized I have a reading challenge for 2014 so I finished it for the sake of my challenge but then I loved the ending, so three stars is not bad for a happy ending, right? (Ooops.)

Maybe you're asking why I gave it 3 stars even though it's boring, well most of it. That's because there are some parts of the book I can relate to. Like for example, Leigh's roommate/best friend, Ami, doesn't like her boyfriend, I felt that too when my best friend had a boyfriend, who's a jerk, so when I read that part of the book it made me feel happy (a bit) because I'm not the only bestfriend who feels like this. Another reason was I loved how Leigh realized things and how she became a much better person. Lastly, the characters, they are simply amazing, they were all flawed and that's why they seem so real. The last few chapters made me happy and I was swooning over the last chapter (too much information, right?). So, that's why I gave it 3 stars instead of 1! I love how the story ended, I was burying my face on the book because you know, damn feels. I felt the connection!

Not bad at all but I won't recommend it.... BUT, IF YOU'D LIKE TO READ IT THEN FEEL FREE TO READ! I'm not stopping you.

Kisses,
Alyanna :*

Monday, March 10, 2014

Book Review: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Monday, March 10, 2014
Title: The Goddess Test
Author: Aimee Carter
ISBN: 9780373210268
No. of Pages: 216 (Ecopy)
Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy
Release Date: 19 April 2011
RATING: 5 out 5 stars.
GOODREADS SUMMARY:"Every girl who had taken the test has died.
Now it's Kate's turn.
It's always been just Kate and her mom - and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear that her mother won't live past the fall.
Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld - and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.
Kate is sure he's crazy - until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride and a goddess.
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This book is powerful and enjoyable! Books about Greek gods/goddesses are always fun to read, in my opinion. This is a great story about Greek
 gods/goddesses, it's fun & refreshing. From the very beginning I was hooked. I was sucked into Kate’s tale and her story and I didn't want to leave it hanging.

The main character who is Kate Winters is the type of girl who loves her Mom more than anything else in this world. She is a tough girl, 
she doesn't give up easily, which is good, and that's why I loved her. Then she met Henry, a god, he's Hades to be exact. He's mysterious but mesmerizing, I could totally imagine him! He's one of my book boyfriends now, haha. I loved the all of the characters because they were all flawed, from Kate and Henry, to Ava and James, also Kate's mom, and the others in Eden Manor, the place where the Henry lives with the others.

I liked the concept, the characters, and the way Aimee Carter wrote this. It was all brilliant, there's nothing to dislike, in my opinion. The cover is amazing, it was the first thing that caught my attention. My favorite characters are Kate & Henry because they're both amazing. After reading the book, I understood what acceptance & forgiveness really means.

I would recommend this to people who loves Greek mythology and also to those who are searching for a good read! I loved it from the start til the end. Read it, y'all!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Book Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Saturday, March 8, 2014


OFFICIAL COVER


Countdown by Michelle Rowen
Published by: Harlequin Teen

Genres: Young Adult & Dystopia
Pages: 336 pages

Source: Goodreads


Goodreads Summary:
3 seconds left to live. Once the countdown starts, it cannot be stopped. 

2 pawns thrown into a brutal underground reality game. 

Kira Jordan survived her family's murder and months on plague-devastated city streets with hard-won savvy and a low-level psi ability. She figures she can handle anything. Until she wakes up in a barren room, chained next to the notorious Rogan Ellis. 

1 reason Kira will never, ever trust Rogan. Even though both their lives depend on it. 

Their every move is controlled and televised for a vicious exclusive audience. And as Kira's psi skill unexpectedly grows and Rogan's secrets prove evermore deadly, Kira's only chance of survival is to risk trusting him as much as her instincts. Even if that means running head-on into the one trap she can't escape. 

GAME OVER.








RATING: 5 out 5 stars.


First of all, thank you +Tiff Mostly YA Lit for this copy!

This book is about a teenage girl named Kira Jordan who wakes up in a barren room with Rogan Ellis, a notorious killer. They are chosen to be partners in a televised reality game but only certain amount of people can see what they're doing.
Kira is a strong girl, she never gave up, I loved how she overcomes her fear of the dark and how she cares for Rogan even though she's having a hard time of trusting everyone around her. While Rogan on the other hand is unpredictable but I liked how he eventually got more open to Kira about things he's hiding. I loved the setting, it kinda reminds me of The Hunger Games but trust me it's nothing like THG because THG is almost perfect, in my own opinion, no offense. I liked how it's not instant love because they had some trust issues at the beginning and I also liked how the story went. For me, it went smoothly which is good. I had this book a week or two ago, actually it took 2 months before I had it in my hands. I was intrigued by the title because it was like game-ish, and I think the title suit the book. At first glance, the cover really did attract my attention, the cover also did match the plot of the book. Each chapter has something to offer and it's easy to understand. My favorite character would be Kira, I think at some point I can relate to her, I'm also afraid of the dark but I eventually overcomed it. My least favorite would be Rogan's father. He's just so evil and I don't like it.

After reading this book, I felt happy. I understood why acceptance & forgiveness are really important. While reading this book I felt afraid, I felt happiness, I don't know... it's mix emotions! I liked the whole concept, I loved that the characters were flawed, I loved the book itself. I never regretted winning this book!

I would recommend this to readers who are into games & actions.




ONLINE LAUNCH: Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy + My Personal Bucket List!

Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Published by: Balzer & Bray/Harper Collins on March 18, 2014
Genres: Contemporary YA
Pages: 336
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Summary: 

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“What if you’d been living your life as if you were dying—only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you?
When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, her prognosis is grim. To maximize the time she does have, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs—however she sees fit. She convinces her friend Harvey, whom she knows has always had feelings for her, to help her with a crazy bucket list that’s as much about revenge (humiliating her ex-boyfriend and getting back at her arch nemesis) as it is about hope (doing something unexpectedly kind for a stranger and reliving some childhood memories). But just when Alice’s scores are settled, she goes into remission.
Now Alice is forced to face the consequences of all that she’s said and done, as well as her true feelings for Harvey. But has she done irreparable damage to the people around her, and to the one person who matters most?”
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Hello everyone! Today, I’m doing my PERSONAL BUCKET LIST. I’m doing this for the online launching of the book, Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy to be release this March 18, 2014!
If you’re asking yourself what a Personal Bucket List is, well it is;
A bucket list is just a list of things you want to accomplish in your lifetime.
Without further ado, let’s start. Enjoy reading mine!
1. I really really want to attend the Book Expo America, but sadly I don’t live within the US.
2. I want to be an well-known author, someday.
3. I want to read 100 books by the end of 2014.
4. I want to have many books. Let’s say a thousand books will do. ;)
5. I want my blog to be successful as the other blogs I have visited in the past 2 years.
6. I want to meet all of my favorite authors!
7. I want to published my own book before I turn 40 years old.
8. I want to be a book- tuber too! (A book-tuber is a person who reviews/do hauls of books through YouTube.)
9. I want to have ARC copies of new releases every month! (It’s not bad to dream, you know!)
10. I want to have signed copies of my favorite books.
11. I want to have a room full of books! (One whole room!)
12. I want to attend a concert of one of my idols.
13. I want to meet Taylor Swift. (Like I REALLY want to, I’m a super fan!)
14. I want to have a puppy! (A white fluffy one please!)
15. I want to visit Athens, Greece. I just thought it’s a nice place!
16. Aside from Greece, I also want to visit United Kingdom & United States.
17. I want to have my own computer or laptop.
18. I wish I could meet my favorite celebrities! (Josh Hutcherson & Jennifer Lawrence!)
19. I wish I could attend Grammys!
20. I wish I could do this all! :)

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Thanks for reading, even though some of it doesn't make sense! Thanks everyone. Til’ next time!
On it’s release day, don’t forget to greet Julie a Happy Release Day on Twitter! I also want to say thank you to Julie Murphy, for this great idea! I had fun writing this. Congrats on your book! I’m looking forward to read it! God bless!
Julie’s Twitter: @andimJULIE

Stacking The Shelves #1

March 2014 TBR! (EBOOKS!)
From upper left: Attachments, Eleanor & Park, It's Not Summer Without You, Legend,
Panic, The Goddess Test, The Impossible Knife of Memory, The Sound of Letting Go, and Transparent.
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Reading this book for the 2nd rime! Got my own copy, last week.
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Thank you +Tiff Mostly YA Lit for this ARC copy of Countdown by Michelle Rowen. Plus bookmarks!
STACKING THE SHELVES #1:Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. It gives us bloggers a chance to share what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

The first photo above shows my March TBR List on my eReader. I didn't buy any books this week but I received 2 books. One from my cousin, she gave me the book shown in 2nd picture as a birthday gift! Thank you Carmel. The other book I received is shown in the third photo. It's an ARC copy, I won it from a giveaway. I just want to say thanks to Tiffany of Mostly YA Lit for this.

ALL T
HE BOOKS: (SHOWN IN 3 PHOTOS)


(In a specific order)


Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (EBOOK)
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (EBOOK)
It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han (EBOOK)
Legend by Marie Lu (EBOOK)
Panic by Lauren Oliver (EBOOK)
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter (EBOOK)
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson (EBOOK)
The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe (EBOOK)
Transparent by Natalie Whipple (EBOOK)
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June by Robin Benway (HC)
Countdown by Michelle Rowen (PB, ARC)

Not in photo:
Rush by Eve Silver (EBOOK)
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What books did you receive or read recently? Share it with me by commenting below and I might add it on my April TBR list.

Friday, March 7, 2014

March TBR List!

Friday, March 7, 2014
Hello everyone! I'm here again.

Today, I'm going to share with you guys, my March TBR list!
I have many books stocked on my eReader because I really need to do some catch up on reading.

For the month of March, I have 10 books that needs to be finish by the end of March or first week of April. I haven't start reading the 
 remaining five books because I'm having a hard time finishing the first five books.

So, enjoy reading and be sure to check the books out!
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Five Books I Haven't Finished Yet:

1. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9681214-the-goddess-test

2. The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17987215-the-sound-of-letting-go?ac=1


3. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Goodreads Link: 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12294652-my-life-next-door?ac=1

4. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Goodreads LInk: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18079527-the-impossible-knife-of-memory
5. Rush by Eve SilverGoodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13571953-rush?ac=1
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Five Books I Haven't Started Reading

1. Legend by Marie Lu
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9275658-legend?ac=1

2. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15745753-eleanor-park?ac=1

3. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8909152-attachments?ac=1


4. Panic by Lauren Oliver
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17565845-panic?ac=1


5. Transparent by Natalie Whipple
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11973377-transparent?ac=1

That's all for my March TBR! Comment down some good books you have read and I'll make sure to add it on my April or May TBR List. Thank you.

Kisses,
Alyanna :*






Book Review: Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Official Book Cover

Twisted by 

Published by:Viking Juvenile
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 250 pages

Source: Goodreads

Goodreads Synopsis:
High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background—average student, average looks, average dysfunctional family. But since he got busted for doing graffiti on the school, and spent the summer doing outdoor work to pay for it, he stands out like you wouldn’t believe. His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury, who just so happens to be his father’s boss’s daughter, the sister of his biggest enemy—and Tyler’s secret crush. And that sets off a string of events and changes that have Tyler questioning his place in the school, in his family, and in the world.

In Twisted, the acclaimed Laurie Halse Anderson tackles a very controversial subject: what it means to be a man today. Fans and new readers alike will be captured by Tyler’s pitch perfect, funny voice, the surprising narrative arc, and the thoughtful moral dilemmas that are at the heart of all of the author’s award-winning, widely read work.

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REVIEW:

RATING: 5 out of 5 stars!

This book is one of my favorite reads! It's so original, refreshing, and a heart touching story.

 
This is the first book I have read from Laurie Halse Anderson, and I've never regretted reading this because it blew my mind! I loved this.


 
This is a story about Tyler Miller, a teenage boy who 
commits an act for which he is given 6-months probation and forced to a summer filled of character building labor. When the probation was over, Tyler is a new person - he is now a hot guy and has a reputation of being a bad-ass. People were surprised even his long time crush, the queen bee, Bethany Milbury, who happens to be his father's boss's daughter, and also the sister of Tyler's biggest enemy, Chip Milbury.

 I am always suspicious of those female authors who writes male POV. Some authors failed but Anderson really did a good job, and I wasn't disappointed. The way she wrote this book was impeccably amazing, I was stoked! Anderson's Tyler is so real, he was flawed, confused, lost, and most importantly, twisted! This book totally consumed me and I couldn't help myself from praying for Tyler to succeed in his every problem because I learned to loved him since the very beginning of the story. To be honest, at some point, I thought he wouldn't make it, but thankfully there's a joy at the end of every book that Anderson writes!

 It made me realized things at the end and I'm so happy with the results. This is highly recommended and I will never forget this book! 

Welcome To My Blog!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my blog. It still needs more working to do, so it'd be completely okay. 


Question: What is your blog all about?

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Answer: Well, my blog is;
- All about books!
- Book reviews, cover reveals, giveaways, online launching of books, and many more!

Question: Where do you live?
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Answer: I live in the Philippines!

Question: What kind of books do you read/review?
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Answer: Any genre as long as it's MG or YA and I also read a little bit of NA though I can get really picky.

Have questions for me & my blog?
Feel free to comment down below and I'll reply! :)