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Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: April 11th, 2013, 10:37 pm
by Heldervert
malot1182 wrote:I hate to say this but I dont like this one. It's all blah blah blah and last 100 pages of the book andun lang yung revelation kung ano ba tinutumbok ni JK Rowling sa novel nya. I like her intention of her novel but not how she wrote it. It's like a teledrama of a small town and turned out something "Magnifico-ish" twist.

Yes, this novel is for adults. Snogging, affairs, drugs, complicated life of being a teenager dealing with problems brought by adults.

Tayong Pinoy sawa na sa ganitong plot. Yun nga lang mejo nahabaan ako ng pag build up ng story. 500-page book and 400 pages was telling this-and-that. 100 of it was "oh-I-see" and "that's sad".

2 stars. 1 because it's JK Rowling and 2nd star because I've finished it somehow without abandoning it.

Or maybe, I'm the one who's missing the point. SOB.


@Malot
Nive..thanks for saving me for this. Actually i already acquired a copy of this one, but waiting for some reviews. I'm hesitant for i'm afraid reading this will make rowling a one hit wonder novelist.

And because you're my friend and i trust you...i will not read this hehehe

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: April 11th, 2013, 10:40 pm
by Heldervert
laila_6045 wrote:
MissRed wrote:
Heldervert wrote:miss red maganda ba???

Yep! I enjoyed reading it.

Kamusta ang divergent? Wala sanang masyadong romance. Hehhe. gusto ko yung maraming events eh.

Merong romance but subtle naman sya. first part kasi is more of the training tas from there nag build up naman yung pacing. And may action. pak! pak! bang! bang! kaboom! :D


Try the sequel INSURGENT...much more action as in super and you learn more about the dynamics nang ibang factions. And other surprising characters and twists. There is still romance that is more fleshed out but not cheesy at least to me just intense but it is not the focus of the story. One of my fave series. And it is currently being adapted to a movie screen. Casting is still going on.FYI.


OK, i'll be reading Divergent next week, i hope this is not hunger-games/twilight/Percy mixed up. For the casting, we'll audition maybe, joke..
Laila, i'll ask assistance from time to time for this is your forte.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: April 11th, 2013, 11:29 pm
by malot1182
Oh yes Heldervert, gift kasi sa akin yung libro. Kaya I need to read it. Nag fast reading na nga ako dun hehehe.

And sa divergent, bakit ayaw mo na hunger games/twilight/percy mix up?

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: April 12th, 2013, 12:45 am
by Heldervert
malot1182 wrote:Oh yes Heldervert, gift kasi sa akin yung libro. Kaya I need to read it. Nag fast reading na nga ako dun hehehe.

And sa divergent, bakit ayaw mo na hunger games/twilight/percy mix up?


dahilan?? eto
hunger games - di ko maintindihan ang love story ni katniss
twilight - sobrang obssession
percy - ala man lng love life ung bata

gusto ko ung nasa gitna lng..Gaya ng nabasa kong blog na,...UNCONDITIONAL LOVE : Excuse my french....wehehehe

Does this ring a bell??

(sorry sa dahilan sa taas, ala ako maisip hehe)
eto totoo
ayoko sa CHEESY masyado

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: April 12th, 2013, 6:07 am
by malot1182
Wahahhaha!! same here ayoko ng CHEESY.

Hunger games- for me eh natalo naman ng action at events ang cheesy parts dun. Actually wala naman talagang lovelife si katniss dun. "Kailangan lang eh"
Twilight- UGH! uber cheesy yan. Sorry sa mga fans heheh.
Percy- Hayaan mo na na wala syang lovelife. Mejo naka sentro sa long lost father eh.

The best talaga yang UNCONDITIONAL LOVE : Excuse my french..Pweh! , favorite ko nga yan eh hahhaha!!!

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: April 12th, 2013, 7:04 am
by laila_6045
malot1182 wrote:Wahahhaha!! same here ayoko ng CHEESY.

Hunger games- for me eh natalo naman ng action at events ang cheesy parts dun. Actually wala naman talagang lovelife si katniss dun. "Kailangan lang eh"
Twilight- UGH! uber cheesy yan. Sorry sa mga fans heheh.
Percy- Hayaan mo na na wala syang lovelife. Mejo naka sentro sa long lost father eh.

The best talaga yang UNCONDITIONAL LOVE : Excuse my french..Pweh! , favorite ko nga yan eh hahhaha!!!


Ahem! die hard romantic here even in YA! hehehe! but basically most Juvenile YA have romance twist in it depending who is the target market ng book. I confess i'm a twihard. I had a lot of good memories sa fandom na eto. Team Edward here. Don't judge ;) LOL! it was cheesy and sweet and melodramatic and I'm sure it was not good for the health but i ate it all up.
Hunger Games, yes the romance dept. took time for me to get into coz Katniss is almost stoic most of the time. She is not really interested to fall in love just survive. So bad! hehehe!
Percy - i agree no need for a love life. a crush here and there was okay.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: April 12th, 2013, 7:19 am
by laila_6045
The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden#2) by Julie Kagawa...it was tragic, bloody, violent and gut wrenching esp. the last chapter and it was amazing all at the same time is that even possible? I felt like being tortured along with the character. D**n you Sarren you evil psycho master vampire!!! This is a post apocalyptic dystopian vampire world where one badass katana wielding vamp girl Allison Sekemoto is on a race to seek and rescue her sire and find the cure to the new plague that is ravaging the vampire city. Wohooo! Ms. Kagawa you did it again :)

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: April 12th, 2013, 8:11 am
by MissRed
laila_6045 wrote:
MissRed wrote:
Heldervert wrote:miss red maganda ba???

Yep! I enjoyed reading it.

Kamusta ang divergent? Wala sanang masyadong romance. Hehhe. gusto ko yung maraming events eh.

Merong romance but subtle naman sya. first part kasi is more of the training tas from there nag build up naman yung pacing. And may action. pak! pak! bang! bang! kaboom! :D


Try the sequel INSURGENT...much more action as in super and you learn more about the dynamics nang ibang factions. And other surprising characters and twists. There is still romance that is more fleshed out but not cheesy at least to me just intense but it is not the focus of the story. One of my fave series. And it is currently being adapted to a movie screen. Casting is still going on.FYI.


i don't have a copy sa insurgent. inaantay ko ang friend ko na bilhin yun...hehehehe

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: April 12th, 2013, 7:11 pm
by malot1182
@mS.Laila: Okay lang yan. We dont judge you and vice versa sana. Hahhaa!! That's why I love Katniss coz she's stoic and all.

May gusto pa ko sabihin pero nakalimutan ko na. Nalusaw ng init yung utak ko.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: April 12th, 2013, 9:38 pm
by Heldervert
@laila, that's fine. But you know i've completed the twilight books in saudi, i walked maybe around an hour before i reached the bookstore. In saudi, no jeeps only taxis, but when you're in desert and your drivers are indians or other nationalities, don't trust anybody. Anyway, bottom line i still completed the series, and bougth two books to complete the series in the land of arabs.

For katniss, yes i like her also, i love her character, but sometimes she's like bella and can't decide to which arms she'll end up.