No need for much preamble. Here’s the second part of my post, Divide as Books, where I picked a book counterpart for every song on Ed Sheeran’s latest album, Divide. Some spoilers ahead so be warned.
This one’s for my fellow bookworm Sheerios out there.
So, Ed Sheeran’s latest album, Divide is a massive hit. The first week of its release, it smashed a whole string of records like oh, you know, just all his songs from this album at the top of charts and being the most-played on Spotify. No biggie.
“For love, people consider the unthinkable…and often achieve the impossible.”
That was the only word I could think of when I reached the last page of this book—wow. Wow, the characters were awesome. Wow, the narration was one-of-a-kind. Wow, the world presented was very rich. Wow, the plot was flawless. Wow, it got me feeling like I just went on a roller coaster ride. 10 times. Wow, I’m left speechless aside from the tears and incomprehensible babble in my head. Holy Hera it was wow.
Continue reading “1,001 Reasons To Love The Wrath and Dawn”
“No one was my master—but I might be the master of everything, if I wished. If I dared.”
*looks to the left* *looks to the right* *looks everywhere*
Um, guys? Isn’t there such a thing as all the stars in the night sky rating here? What?! There’s none? How could that be possible when a book like A Court of Mist and Fury exists?! *shakes head mournfully*
You know, I thought I’ve seen the best of Sarah J. Maas with Queen of Shadows—because that book was legit awesome—but, gosh darn I was wrong (yet again).
A Court of Mist and Fury is fantastic, fiery, and feminism at its finest.
Continue reading “ACO-WOW! (Part 2)”
“…in our world where we’d forgotten the names of our gods, a promise was law; a promise was currency; a promise was your bond.”
I thought I already knew how awesome a novelist Sarah J. Maas was, but she proved me wrong with my idea of her writing prowess when she blew me away, farther than before, with this book.
Amazing. Remarkable. Mind-blowing. These are just a few words of the many others I could use to describe A Court Of Thorns And Roses. It was one of the books I was most excited about for this year and all the waiting I did was very much worth it. So, I would try to break down each element of this book that swept me off my feet and write a semi-decent review because it was literally just minutes ago when I finished reading.
World-building. For Sarah to describe an imaginary world so flawlessly came as no surprise to me. In the Throne Of Glass series, she was able to make me imagine that fantasy world but that was a world that focused more on the human side. This book was mostly set in the Faerie realm. The place that I saw in my mind’s eye was both beautiful and terrifying and that was because of the excellent description that Sarah used in this book. Honestly, while I was reading I pictured each scene like it’s already made into a movie in my head. I love it when an author has the ability to make me imagine that effectively just through her words.
Chararacters. Just let me get this out of the way first: I ABSOLUTELY LOVE RHYSAND!!! Okay, I can breathe now. Anyway, what I loved most in general about the characters of this book was their diversity. I loved how there were hidden facets in each of their personalities and even though 95% of the characters were of fae descent, it’s what made them more human.
(That title was totally a Hamilton reference.)
Oh, and you know. I’ve just been here, twiddling my thumbs, sipping iced tea and lounging under the sun. NOT.
It has been months since I’ve written something here. When I started this blog, I planned on transferring my old reviews from my old blog here, but it didn’t pan out. Since most of those were reviews of 2015 books, it feels too outdated to post them here now. What about my 2016 reads? Didn’t I read 120 books last year? Why didn’t I post a single review of those books here?
The answer to that is the answer why I have been absent here for such a long time—school.
I had pride over my time management skills long before I established my previous blog and this one. Unfortunately, no one told me how hard third year of college was going to be. I survived the first semester barely breathing. There were tons of stuff that needed to be done all at once. I barely had time to read (I rushed to finish my Goodreads Reading Challenge), much less to actually write a sensible review for those books I read. So, instead of giving what meager followers I have here a mediocre output, I decided to just not to post anything until I’m ready.
A few days ago, my friend, Kuya Raf of The Royal Polar Bear Reads sent me an e-mail asking if I wanted to be featured on his book blog. He sent a set of interview questions along with it and as I was reading it over, enthusiastic answers just popped into my head. So it got me thinking about this blog again. It felt so good to imagine being actively writing reviews again and I felt that while answering the interview questions. Because school r no school, I’m a reader and writer down to my core.
As I sent back the interview questions, this time with answers and my positive response to being featured in Kuya Raf’s blogger spotlight, I thought, well, I gotta do the spotlight justice. So, here I am, writing this to explain and to announce something I really wanted to see through.
I’m back. Yes, I will be writing book reviews and other book-related features again and I will post it here.
And you know what? It feels gosh darn great to be able to say that.
I must admit, my expectation with this book was very low. It was not personal, though. It’s just that YA Contemporary hasn’t been that good lately. I guess, having low expectations with this book was a good thing because I ended up actually liking it. Continue reading “YES for the Night We Said Yes”