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Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: September 15th, 2013, 3:42 pm
by laila_6045
MissRed wrote:City of Ember


I saw the movie adaptation...I really like the actress Saoirse Ronan. I like the secret city map that was designed by the engineers that built the city to get them to the surface. Let me know how the book is :)

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: September 15th, 2013, 3:55 pm
by laila_6045
As Dead As It Gets (Bad Girls Don't Die#3) by Katie Alenders....the ghost is more scarier and dangerous than ever. Alexis is really a great teen character so flawed and yet very courageous despite all the odds are against her. This was the final book of the series and I hope you guys will check it out coz its an awesome series that is funny, very creepy and still all values like family relationship, friendships and such is being incorporated into the characters.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: September 15th, 2013, 10:13 pm
by MissRed
laila_6045 wrote:
MissRed wrote:City of Ember


I saw the movie adaptation...I really like the actress Saoirse Ronan. I like the secret city map that was designed by the engineers that built the city to get them to the surface. Let me know how the book is :)


The first book was an okay read for me. But I did like the world building, though. Interesting din yung premise.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: September 15th, 2013, 10:16 pm
by MissRed
The second book of Ember. I liked this better than the first book. The pacing was better and I liked how story flowed on this book than the first.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: September 15th, 2013, 11:08 pm
by Heldervert
Superb writing as you expect from the king, thanks to his editor he wrote this in a monstrous amount of page before. I just dont like the ending, it ended in a rush. I expected an out of this world ending and mind provoking revelations, but nothing. 4 of 5 stars for me. Long live the king

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: September 17th, 2013, 8:21 pm
by laila_6045
Totally Tubular by Gwen Hayes...an unexpected pleasure to read. a blast in past ... Carrington found herself time travelling to the 80's and became bffs with the teenage version of her mom and the experience was friggin' hilarious because there are just things you can't just share with your mom!lol! and most of all finding such sweet love with Nate a nerd babe who she will have to leave behind when she gets back to the future without warning. I totally adored this story, characters were great and it was not all about cheesy teenage love and angst it was also about a mother-daughter relationship. I was playing Debbie Gibson's songs coz i was feeling nostalgic on the sad parts of the story.

“Apparently, during the ‘80s, nobody really dressed like Madonna except for Madonna.” ~ Carrington

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: September 20th, 2013, 8:15 pm
by MissRed
Third book of Ember. I didn't really like it. Not totally bad but i did not find it good, either.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: September 20th, 2013, 8:22 pm
by MissRed
Fourth book of Ember.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: September 22nd, 2013, 12:27 am
by laila_6045
Awakening the Mobster (Mobster #2) by Amy Rachiele...the story picked up right where it left off. What you expect in a mobster story someone betrays within the mafia family for power and revenge and this was action packed. Megan and Antonio are having their Bonnie and Clyde moment. It was a short and exciting enough read.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: September 22nd, 2013, 12:43 am
by laila_6045
Wither (The Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano...one of the most popular series in the YA recently so i decided to finally read this one. I am having mixed feelings over this. The world building behind this story is kinda ridiculous even in a stretch of imagination in the fictional world of sci-fi. But I do like some of the characters and the author's writing style is very compelling. I love the lyrical prose she evoked from the main character's pov. I am quite disturbed though of the dynamic of the sister wives in the polygamous marriage not to mention the characters are child brides that are being forced to this kind of marriage so that they can breed in order for the human race to continue. I just find it weird and at times i feel for the sister wives and their situation for which they have no control over. I am no prude but there are moments that it was kinda icky that so called civilized society will end up in such kind of dystopian system into the future because the new generation are dying at such young and precise age. When the girls turned 20 they just start to "wither" so to speak and their immune system will just fail and they will fall really ill and then just die! same thing happens to the young men at age 25. It is that bizarre.

"My sunrises maybe limited, but I will not view all the rest of mine as Linden Ashby's wife" ~ Rhine Ellery (no love lost there i tell you that much)