Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

After reading this book. . . . .

My heart is torn apart, broken into little pieces, and scattered all over the place.

I’m trying to tape them back together but it’s useless, impossible, it can’t be whole again.. not until Tessa choose Will, not until Will is happy..not until Tessa is freed from the crucial decision she has to make in the end….

I never thought Cassandra Clare is capable of doing something so emotional in the midst of the Shadowhunting world. Clockwork prince is the second book to the Infernal Devices trilogy I came to love. If you liked the first one, there’ll be no frustration in the second book. There are enough surprises, revelations, and betrayals. The ever beautiful Victorian London is perfectly described, and the story brilliantly paced and told. I found their conversation quite wonderful it was like going back in time but still enjoying the company of some interesting people from the past. In here, you’ll see the depths of Will’s mysterious personality. Why he has to be so despicable and why he has to push Tessa away. I sincerely felt bad for him, he endured everything all by himself. And just thinking of how everything turned out makes me so disappointed. If only he had known it earlier, things would have turned out different for him, for his family, and for Tessa. But it’s too late now, it’s why I pity his predicament. But not Jem, he’s one lucky shadowhunter I wanted to make him feel how his parabatai’s feeling. I’m not exactly mad at him. I just realized,after reading this,how badly I wanted Tessa and Will to be together. I can’t blame Jem either because he’s too good, and he’s dying. I cannot bear to see him hurt. Man! Could everything gets even more confusing!

So I’m just hoping against all hope that Tessa makes the right decision in the end. I’m feeling that it’ll still be Will even though their future together seems far-fetched. I can’t wait for the last installment! Can’t bloody wait!

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson is unfreakingbelievable!

Actually, i didn’t expect to like this for the plot itself is a giveaway that it talks of death, grief, or anything that would make a novel depressing. But reading it feels exactly the opposite! Jandy Nelson is such an incredible writer that even the simplest plot could turn into something beautiful, wonderful, touching and refreshing! The characters are so believable that although they have their own flaws and struggles bottled up inside, I was able to feel them, I was able to feel their grief for Bailey’s death. I understood what Gram must feel- she feels alone, ashamed for what she’s done, and longs for the return of her daughter. I wanted to remind her that she’s not alone, that it’s not her fault, and that she did a great thing in raising Lennie and Bailey. I wanted to tell Lennie that wherever her sister is, she’s already forgiven, that she shouldn’t feel guilty, there’s no need to write poems for Bails in every candy wrapper, in every piece of paper and scatter them all over town because she’ll always be by her side. I wanted her to soar and touch the sky, to do everything without hesitation and the lingering ghost of her past. That’s how emotionally caught up I am in the story.

I admire Joe, his Joelirius, and his batting eyelashes! Bat. Bat. Bat. I admire that he’s like the sunshine that lights up everyone’s sorrow. I’m just glad that Lennie ended up with him because it means that she’s embracing the change. I also enjoyed reading Sarah’s personality, she made me laugh with her hilariously exaggerated language — “Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat! That is so unfreakingfreakingfreakingfreakingbelieveable! Cows on the moon, Len! Cows. On. The. Moon!” — I seem to forget about Lennie’s dilemma whenever she spends time with her bestfriend.

I can say that I’m glad I read this novel because I learned so much, about life, about death, and about people. I feel enlightened after reading this emotional ride of a novel.

I’m just so in LOVE with this book..

I LOVE Joelirius!
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Delirium by Lauren Oliver

I think i’ve been infected with amor deliria nervosa for a while now.

I kept on thinking how lauren oliver came up with a beautiful concept. Love as a disease sounds impossible and absurd at first, but it was introduced in a brilliant way with all the poems and paragraph from books oliver created. It added to the dystopic atmosphere during their times. I even found myself anticipating the beginning of every chapter. Plus the incredible writing skills of the author, her writing is just pure and heartfelt that i didn’t get tired reading how the story unfolds. I’ve been very much into dystopian novels nowadays so reading one is a pleasure to me. I wouldn’t compare it to the hunger games because i clearly understand that the author steered clear from the kind of story the HG is famous for. it is not as action-packed but it focuses more on the love story, of course it’s natural for it talks of love being a disease. And i think it’s emotional inclination to the readers is what made the book more interestng.

The plot chronicles the development of the forbidden love and as all forbidden love goes, there will come a time when people will try to tear it apart, which brings us to the ending. Well, it was touching and heartbreaking. I was impatiently waiting for the big climax when the there will be a great battle or something similar but it was rather different. After reading the last few paragraphs, i stared at the remaining blank pages and can’t believe it ended that way….

I wanted to go inside the book and throw Alex to the other side of the fence because i didn’t want to see sacrifices or even Romeo and Juliet references. The sight was just too unbearable. It’s very emotional, and i would recommend it to any sappy love story/dystopian fanatic out there. So now i can’t wait for the next book, pandemonium!

For One More Day by Mitch Albom

In life, committing mitakes is inevitable . Each day unfolds an unexpected turn that’s enough to make you yearn for the old days and undo all the damages. Then, realization strikes you that you can never have the upperhand in this. But what if something peculiar happens and fate itself gives you a day to null all your follies? Would you be willing to accept you sinful deeds?

For One More Day, a book by the bestselling author Mitch Albom revolves around this story. It is about treating your parents the way they should be treated and realizing that no matter how bad you mess up in life, there is this hope at the end of the road, waiting to be recognized. This heart-warming novel provides flashbacks from the protagonists. Charles “Chick” Benetto’s life has been falling apart since his childhood. his struggle to cope up with the divorce of his parents together with his frustrations in baseball deeply affects his outlook. He grew up longing to see even the slightest attention from his father who abandoned them. Disregarding his mother’s unselfsh and unconditional love, he lavished toomuch time trying to get the love of an absent father. but all of these changed when years later, his mother died. All the guilt and regret came flooding in. This brings him to a point when he attempts to take his own life. After that, the strangest thing happens. He gets the chance to be with his mother for a day which he has so yearned. That miraculous encounter gives him the wisdom to forgive himself. He finally realizes that in spite of his absences, his mother’s undisputable love will never cease. The good thing about this book is its capability to touch the reader’s hearts despite its simplicity. So you’ll end up asking yourself “Did I fail to appreciate the ones i love? I liked how some of the chapters are titled ” Times I Did Not Stand Up For My Mother” and “Times My Mother Stood Up For Me”, he stressed the events when he treated his mother unjustly and his mother’s heartfelt sacrfices for him. It also has some insightful lines that’ll surely influence the readers. Just like this one, ” I believe my mother saved my life, I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above swirling water, and sometimes that means you’ll never know what they endure, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn’t.” 


I recommend this book to everyone. It will certainly make you stop and reflect for a while. Just think about the hours you can devote being with you mother- it’s a lifetime. We might not get the chance to go back like Chick had. So it’s important to show your presence to your loved ones and make them feel special. 

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Meghan Chase is the typical high school girl who wants to fit in. She’s unpopular, not that rich, and has a big crush on the football player . You would take one look at her life and decide it’s boring. However, everything turns upside down after her little brother, Ethan, disappears. She discovers the children stories she’s known when she was a child were true, that faeries are true, that her bestfriend, Robbie is one of them, and his name is Puck, not only that, she’s the daughter of King Oberon! She goes to Nevernever on a quest to find her missing brother. But she’ll soon find out a deeper dilemma that is much bigger than her losing her brother.

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa brings back the pleasure of reading fantasy novels like The Harry Potter series, The Fablehaven series, with all its magical creatures and a new facsinating world (Nevernever) you’d surely want to explore. It also reminds me of Narnia, I guess it’s because how they first got there is through a closet. It is divided into two courts : the summer court (Seelie Court) and the winter court (Unseelie Court) where a winter prince named Ash lives. He’s handsome but I didn’t like that he’s cold I mean literally cold because i can’t imagine it without a vampire stalker lurking into my mind. I also hoped it didn’t made references to A Midsummer’s Night Dream because I was clueless as to what it is. It became interesting because its characters are personified in the book, namely Robin Goodfellow, Tatiana, Oberron, etc. But it’s probaly for those who have read and can relate to it, right? The heroine is great, she’s brave and has a heart to the ones she loves. And I also like Grimalkin, always helpful and interesting. It reminds me of the cat in the Alice in Wonderland. Also, the author made emphasis on the baneful effects of technology, it’s definitely cliche but it’s good to read a different plot now and then.

The ending went pretty well and it kept me guessing whether Ash will still surrender Meghan to the queen. So I have to read the next book to know what’ll happen! All in all it was a good story, this is a must read to anyone who is a fan of fantasy novels. 

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

I admit I’m not a fan of vampire novels, plain curiosity is the only reason why I decided to read this one. I’ve seen its books in most bookstores, heard so many people liked it, and the mere fact that it is so popular among young adults I thought I’d try it. 

So after reading, I thought it was okay but not quite great to give it five stars. I liked that it obviously steered clear from what I didn’t like to encounter in vampire novels. There’s no sparkly vampires and the awkwardly cheesy love story, but rather it introduces a whole new concept like Morois, Strigois, Dragomirs, Dhampirs, and Guardians. Well, I can’t say anything bad about the story because in all fairness it was good and it ended pretty well. 

The love story was sufficient, and by “sufficient” I mean it didn’t drag on too long and overpower the entire story. However, the whole time I’m reading the Rose-Dimitri moments I was thinking.. “Why does he have to be older than her? Why does he need to be Lissa’s guardian?”…. When Dimitri says the line “If I let myself love you, I won’t throw myself in front of her. I’ll throw myself in front of you,” it got stuck in my mind. That made me pause and wonder if they have a future together. I think they’d be great together. I guess I’ll have to read the sequel to know. 

Divergent by Veronica Roth

I finally read Divergent after hearing quite a buzz about it lately.It was often compared to the Hunger games so i got even more excited. Although I would still consider HG as the best dytopian novel, Divergent missed by a few points.

The society veronica roth pictured as  dystopia was strange at the same time genius.The atmosphere seem oppressed and dark. The five factions: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless,Erudite and Amity are great representations of what personalities of people in the real world are. I liked the heroine, Tris , because she is fearless and doesn’t act like a damsel in distress like someone i know ( uhhem!! Be-lla!). Four or Tobias(I really wanted him to go back to being Four, Tobias sounds funny and weak for his personality) , was cool that even though he’s not even trying to be overly heroic or handsome,you can’t help but to admire him. The other characters have great attributes as well, it’s exciting to watch them interact. There are times when it gets too violent and sometimes i think “Was that even necessary?” but roth  was just probably doing something new that we don’t normally read from a YA novel. The story was even made interesting bacause of the trainings they’re having.

The ending was okay to me but i wanted more actions because that’s what i was expecting. I also liked the look of the society, the way i imagined it is believable. I liked how the dauntless rides the trains, or how each person acts according to their chosen faction. It reminded me of the song from High School Musical, “Stick to the Status Quo”, where everyone are grouped to their own personalities. Anyway, it’s a great book and i can tell why so many people compared this to the Hunger Games. 

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