Sadist Lover by Aril Daine

After reading SDTG…

I didn’t want to read anything close to that story anymore because….

I UGLY cried… Bawled my eyes out…

So lucky me I stumbled upon this wonderfully, beautiful, entertaining story…

Actually I’ve been hearing quite a buzz about this for a while now.. it’s popular in our school and I’ve gotten so curious…

I shrugged and said “Sadist Lover?? Nah.. I would never read that.”

I swore I’d never even take a glimpse…  

Until my classmate recommended this to me..

Well..

SHOOT ME NOW!! I take that back because I so so LOVED it!

 

Brutality, violence, pain… The first words that comes into mind when you hear the word “sadist,” but here it was used in a rather cute way. I truly enjoyed every bit of the story.

It’s about a girl named Miyuki who’s been living every girl’s fantasy- as the girlfriend of the campus hearthrob, Jake. But everything comes with a price, girls are jealous and even her AWOL friends becomes her frienemies. But things get complicated as the oh-so-gorgeous-wish-you-were-mine transferee comes into the picture. Lance helps her go through her struggles and makes her feel what true love is. So how would things turn out? Who will she choose? Will she give Lance a place in her heart?

 

Rarely do I encounter novels with incredible characters. But Sadist Lover is one of the few exceptions! The main as well as the secondary characters are likeable and lovable. There was never a dull moment. I found myself laughing with them, swooning with them, and sympathizing for them. There were lots of cheesy and sweet moments that I absolutely liked. I felt so giddy that I’d always replay my favorite scenes in my mind(ehem! Do not want to elaborate for personal reasons.) I adore Lance Mariano for being the swoon-worthy ideal guy everyone wants to end up with. He’s one of those fictional characters that you’re secretly wishing to be real…and hating the fact that they’re just the figment of the author’s imagination… Haha!

 

Anyway… I just want to commend the author for her amazing work! Kudos Aril Daine! This is such a light and incredible read. My friends and I are totally crazy about this story, particularly, LANCE MARIANO *grins*…. I’d recommend this to all romantic souls out there!

 

Giddy to the core… Kinikilig to the bones… 

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Link to Sadist Lover

She’s Dating the Gangster by SG Wannabe

                             

     “Love is happiness…Love is smiling when you hear that person’s voice… Love is the butterflies in your tummy no matter how many times you see that person… Love is when you look at them and smile for no reason… Love is seeing an imperfect person perfectly…Love is painful.. Love is hard… Love is sacrifice.. love is sadness..”

      THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST HEARTBREAKING STORIES I READ SO FAR..I can’t seem to utter anything coherent right now. It stings right through your heart with no intention of mending. I’m too SHOCKED.. STUNNED..FLABBERGASTED, my mind is so far away i wanted to tell myself that it’s just a novel. That i shouldn’t be too overwhelmed, too affected, that this kind of story is not really happening in the real world. Isn’t it?… 
I didn’t expect that reading this would make me feel this way. I was having some hesitation because I thought the story was corny and cheesy. And I hated that it has to use 3 different languages when I’m perfectly fine with one. I wanted at least for it to use only Filipino so why bother making the readers confuse? I thought the story is dragging, simple, and the characters are shallow. My pessimism got the better of me I almost withdrawn from reading this… But I take them back. Because this story surely hits home. It’s one of those that will make you realize how great love is. I felt what the characters feel, my heart ached with them, I truly felt their infinite love for each other. I wanted to take away all the pain Athena’s feeling, I wanted to tell Kenji to stop being such a sweet and great guy, and the last thing I wanted is to see a guy hurting and crying for the girl he loves. But at the same time I felt their helplessness to accept their fate. This novel is so great that it will make you happy, laugh, giddy, sad, and cry. It’s like the Romeo and Juliet love story but it also reminds me of the novel A Walk to Remember. It made me appreciate that love exists in this world, that it could change people in so many ways and make them take risks and choices they never imagined they could…


huhuhuhuhu.. WARNING this is not for the faint hearted! Severe Heart ache included..

Nakaka-inlove.. Nakakaiyak(super)… Nakaka-emo… 

Link to She’s Dating the Gangster

 

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

I can’t help but remember The mortal Instruments series while reading this one,you get used to the way the characters of both series are alike, the concept, her writing style and plot development. However, what made me utterly admire her is the incredible way she still keeps me glued to the story.

As expected, the first book of the Infernal Devices series didn’t frustrate or disappoint me. Compared to The Mortal Instruments, it’s as exciting, action-packed, romantic, and full of shocking revelations. In fact, it’s even better. I can think of a few reasons why…

I liked that the setting used is Victorian London complete with Victorian houses, their clothes, horse-pulled carriages, and let’s not forget their British accent. I am forever in love with it, it sounds elegant, romantic, and music to the ears (oh! how I wish to be there!). I also adore the female lead, Tessa, she is less annoying than Clary, she’s has cool abilities, and of course i like anyone who likes books. Will for me is close to an anachronism, his attitude wouldn’t pass for an English gentleman during their time. He’s rude that sometimes you’d want to hurl him out of the books, then he gets so sweet and kind that you’re heart melts with his, then he goes back to the bad boy image. So I’m kind of confused. He looks drop dead gorgeous but there’s this mysterious side of him that he still keeps as a secret. I’m definitely going to watch out for it. Jem is the nice guy who Tessa magically bumps into when she’s having a hard time and then gives her advise you only get to hear from experts. Well, I’m sensing a love triangle coming up.

Also, the story is more interesting. There are no spontaneous unimportant-to-the-plot attacks from demons and the like that would make you think “what stroke of luck they have for always seeing one!” Every scene contributes to the overall plot or the revelation in the end. Speaking of the ending, it’s great, exciting, and worth reading the entire book. The narrator’s omniscient point of view helps a great deal in arousing my interest. Will definitely left me hanging by a cliff when he is meeting with Magnus Bane. He’s about to tell what the problem is, then that’s it, the next thing i know i was reading the acknowledgement section. The novel ended with a question mark that, without a doubt, etched a question mark in my mind.

Could this be the secret Will is so worried about? The reason why he doesn’t want any involvement with Tessa? I can’t wait to read the sequel and discover it!

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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City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

I can’t believe that there will actually come a time that i can say “I really like the Mortal Instruments series!” because yes! now it’s true! I used to look at it displayed at the bookstores with its shining pedestal and think of its undeserved popularity like some novels i’ve became tired of mentioning. After reading the first novel, it was good, a bit predictable, and depressing in the end. I didn’t even want to make a review, not with disappointment in the back of my mind, not with Jace having Clary as his sister, not with a doomed love story. Well, it’s different now because I’m writng a review! It’s different now because I’m smiling like an insane creature. And it’s all because of the awesomazing time I had reading this. I’m praising this novel not just because of the good news everyone’s been waiting for ( Finally Jace and Clary are not related! yay!), but it’s also because of the complexity the plot has turned into. The ending was kind of epic with the all the battles going on. And I like that the revelations keep on coming. I also came to adore the characters. Clary became brave and powerful. Let’s not forget about Jace, I sympathized and  pitied him for his fate, for the love he can never have, and the risks he’s willng to take. Simon is always the good friend but he’s no more a mundane, a great vampire! And Sebastian, who would have thought there will be an additional character who plays a big part on the story. I was truly caught off guard by the reveltion of his true identity. And of course, a special mention to Jocelyn Fairchild, finally! that’s a relief, i thought she’d be a sleeping beauty forever. I’m also glad that Valentine’s already taken care of but there’s still the questionable death/disappearance of Sebastian. Now, I’m looking forward to what will happen in the fourth book. The demons or enemies they have to face, the unexpected twists to their story, and the romance people can’t get enough of.

I’m forever in love with JACE!!! 

“I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there’s a life after that, I’ll love you then.”

Jace and Clary all the way!!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Farewell to HP!

After much consideration, i finally decided to write my one and only review for the harry potter series. So consider this the gist of my reviews to the other books as well. It’s not because i can only say a few things about the series but because my thoughts are full praise for jk rowling and the many reasons why i absolutely loved the books, I can’t seem to say all of them. So I would elaborate them in simple terms:

1.) The world jk rowling created was not only magical but also incredible. It made me think “what if it really exists?.” The details were so intricate and well-thought that it will make you want to go to hogwarts and experience the joy of learning magic. And it was introduced as if wizards go to hogwarts for the sake of learning magic and not much for studying lessons. The houses, the quidditch, the spells were brilliant! I’m dying from envy because I wanted so bad to experience that(shallow, i know..) but these things only compounded to the interesting facts about the series.

2.) The chareacters are well-developed, you could truly see the differences of the magical trio (Harry,Ron,Hermione). Their discrepancies made them believable. Harry with his brave and sometimes brave-to-the-point-of-being-reckless personality but will surely move mountains for the ones he love.Ron, the best friend anyone would love to have bacause although he doesn’t have much in life he’ll support you through and through.And of course hermione with her unbelievable knowledge, there are times when i just stare in awe at how quickly she finds solution to tough situations. And together they make the perfect main characters that could weather any storm. After finishing the last book, anyone would probably admire snape. At first, he was despicable but as the story progresses you’ll realize that there’s something mysterious about his character that the author wanted the readers to figure out. When it was laid out for the last book, it was shocking that i didn’t even see that coming. I deeply sympathized for him. It would have been tiring if i mention the other characters because they’re all great. I love luna, tonks, sirius(I just wish he never died), fred, george, and Mrs. Weasley. You-know-who a.k.a. Voldemort was the best villain ever. His viciousness is so extreme that he was effectively introduced as the most feared wizard. His wickedness is enough to have covered seven books.

3.)The broad and complex plot gave meaning the word “unputdownable”. I remembered that good old days when all i do is sit comfortably and read the Harry potter for hours. There are so many things happening in the book that I found myself glued to my seat and anticipating the twist every once in a while. Sometimes, a smile crosses my face because man jk rowling has a sense of humor! I felt my heart soar because of the love story and break for the sad demise of the important characters, and I was completely riveted by the action-packed scenes especially during the end of every book. It’s amazing how each book are interconnected. Each has some integral points that, without reading them, you wouldn’t have appreciated the book beacause they are all so important to the overall story. I also like how the novels are all thick that i didn’t even realize i’ve read quite the entire book. It’s like saying to myself “wow! I’ve read a book this thick and i still want more!” How jk rowling managed to do that? i don’t know.All i know is that she is a very gifted writer who has an incredible imagination. I commend her skills and will forever admire her. 

I would give the series infinite stars if that’s possible because i don’t think 5 stars would justify what i felt. After finishing it, i can say, with a big smile on my face, that it has been a great experience.It was priceless. All the intense scenes from the previous books are expertly summed up to the last one. It undeniably lived up to my expectations. Although i grieved(joking aside) and didn’t want the series to end, we know all stories must come to an end. So i’m looking forward to reading novels which could generate in me the same interest i had for the Harry potter. I also hope jk rowling will write a new wonderful story to devour and delve myself into. Cheers to all Harry Potter fans!!!!


Unwind by Neal Schusterman

This book is CAPS LOCK AWESOMENESS! The first time I read the synopsis, I thought it would cause sheer boredom and end up wasting my time. But a lot of reviewers praised it so i decided to give it chance. I’m glad i did, because it turned out great. Yes it’s dystopian just like any other famous novels out there but what made it different is its unique plot and the engaging way it is told. I was already hooked while reading the first few chapters. The shifting point of views makes everything so exciting. I also like the characters, how they first met, how they managed to fight and survive their predicament, and how, in the end, they all got what they’ve been wishing for. The realities of life and the injustice acts and laws that they are facing during their era disturbed me so much. In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system. Who would want to sign a petition that entails their son/daughter’s death? Who would be willing to donate their son/daughter’s body parts? I guess it’s unthinkable in our time. But during dire circumstances, you’d probably think otherwise. For this, I commend Neal Schusterman. He was able to tackle a very sensitive issue yet an interesting one. Being a teenager myself, I was horrified by their doomed fates at the same time sympathized with them. I wanted them to resist, to fight, to survive, and to thwart the law that everyone thinks is right. That’s why I was satisfied with the ending. In fact, the author nailed it pretty well. I was happy with what happened to Connor, Risa and Lev. I also came to admire the admiral, I didn’t like him at first but i realized how he feels as a loving parent of an unwound. Unwind by Neal Schusterman is a great novel that has a lot to offer. It’s complete with action, romance, drama, humor, revelations and surprises. How I wish it has a sequel. It’s no doubt I’ll recommend this to my friends…

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