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Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: November 7th, 2013, 10:10 pm
by jemchan_n
laila_6045 wrote:
jemchan_n wrote:What can I say? I didn't expect anything coming into reading the book but this impromptu joy-ride was pleasant, witty, exciting, passionate (for a lack of a better word) and gripping.

I have to say that romance, when done right, is definitely a good thing. :lol:


i'm glad you enjoyed this one jem...it is one of my fave this year :) Book 2 "The Edge of Always" is out today i think...

I didn't even know that there's a 2nd book. :lol: I just chanced upon it in my elibrary. :P

am soooo glad I read it. :P

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: November 9th, 2013, 1:24 am
by laila_6045
Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu....it was more than i hope it would be...it made me cry ugly in a really good way though. This is one of my fave series ender this year. June kickass! Day is very daring as usual. YAY! electricity is back after super typhoon Yolanda passed by quickly in our area. But it was still kinda scary!

“You drive me insane June. You're the scariest, most clever, bravest person I know, and sometimes I can't catch my breath because I'm trying so hard to keep up. There will never be another like you. You realize that, don't you? Billions of people will come and go in this world, but there will never be another like you.” ~ Day

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: November 9th, 2013, 1:40 am
by laila_6045
Ash by Malinda Lo...a dark and somber retelling of Cinderella with faeries and a not so conventional love interest. But it kept me interested, i like the author's writing style. I was actually quite drawn to how Ash and Kaisa's relationship blossomed. I was not sure how to feel about it while reading it but i do like it after finishing it. It was a refreshing take on a popular fairy tale...so no this is not your usual fairy tale.

“Every time you come near me,” he said, “you come closer to the end of everything.”
“It does not feel that way,” she said. “It feels like I am coming closer to the beginning.” ~ Ash, Malinda Lo

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: November 9th, 2013, 11:37 pm
by markabc
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx 1994 Pulitzer prize.


A slow read but worth it. Its about Quoyle who experienced the "full course meal" (said his friend Partridge) - parents died, trashy wife left him and died short-after selling their two young daughters for prostitution. Listened to his aunt suggestion to have a new life at their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Eventually ending up writing Shipping News column of the Gammy Bird newspaper.
The backdrop is a rural province and the mood of the story is laid- back. It gives me a sense of serenity reading it. I like it a lot.
(Will watch movie later starring Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore - hope movie justifies the novel)

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: November 11th, 2013, 12:54 am
by laila_6045
Four Seconds To Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths #3)by K.A. Tucker ...this time is the story of the dark brooding mysterious Club Owner Cain Ford. I have been looking forward to his story ever since he was introduced in the first book of this series. He is actually very protective and doesn't take advantage of women that works in his establishment such a contradiction but there is a reason to his actions. This was not so angst filled compared to the first two books but i still enjoyed it, Ten Tiny Breaths still remain my fave. Charlie his love interest has a dangerous secret and if she let him he can help her get out of her situation that she wants no part of in the first place. This book touch on subjects about drugs, drug trafficking, prostitution, underground illegal activities but not explicit. After all that drama of separation it all ends well for both of them and I am happy for this kind of conclusion because lately i have been reading a lot of not so HEA series enders :(

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: November 12th, 2013, 8:10 pm
by markabc
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett
& Neil Gaiman

I read this book in one big gulp - actually listened to it using txt to speech...it had me when Crowley played Queen's greatest hits (got one also! nice taste hehe) in his old Bentley...gearing towards the end it gets funnier and funnier...my fave part is when Mr Tyler was introduced...basically its people and other worldly beings trying to avert the apocalypse... Basahin nyo rin po...Katawa.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: November 14th, 2013, 12:35 am
by arjaye
i can sum this up in few words. sad but true. in the real world, its the kind of story that however u wanted it to end happily, it will not.reality bites, not all story is a fairytale. one decision can affect the entire people involved. one decision, will make or break the character's future. because truth hurts, it is easier to lie and and lie to cover up the past mistakes, but in the end, only, the truth will set us free. that is the moral lesson of the story.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: November 14th, 2013, 3:10 am
by markabc
The Orphan Master's Son novel by Adam Johnson. 2013 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

This is a big book and has many memorable sub-stories. Its about love , sacrifice, identity and the oppressive state of North Korea. The orphan master son Jun Do - after killing Commander Ga (Korean hero) in the prison mine, assumes his identity. Fell in love with the wife, Sun Moon, and made elaborate plan for escape. There are great details depicting ordinary life in North Korea in this book, made me wonder can this be true?...I hope not.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: November 14th, 2013, 9:21 am
by joisimpala
the twist was really surprising. it was not the best twist ever but it was something that throw you off guard. i enjoyed reading the series. it was something refreshing to get away from books that delved into something much series :)

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: November 15th, 2013, 7:02 pm
by aizelmacaldo
Just One Year by Gayle Forman =)