Thursday, June 16, 2011
Whenever I head on a mall, I can't help on not checking the available bookstores. In my case, The National Bookstore in Robinson's Mall, Tacloban City. I guess I just needed some tools to kill time and what else do I need? a BOOK! right.. :)
So here are my recent bookreads:
1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians : The Titan's Curse
this is the third book in the PJOT series, and this part, Thalia ( daughter of Zeus ) was brought to life by the golden fleece. The prophecy says, that a son or daughter of the BIG THREE ( Zeus, Poseidon and Hades ) can bring down olympus on his or her 16th birthday. The Titans are now on the rise, and Thalia is back.. Who shall bring down OLYMPUS?
I got bored on this one.. Honestly speaking! I am now asking myself if I should really read this whole series.
2. Beastly - Alex Flinn
This is the book that my mom gave me when she got back from a seminar in Davao. The modern version of Beauty and the Beast. I know that there is a movie for this book. You can tell it from the book cover, with Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer gracing on it. I read the book first before seeing the movie, I regretted it. I should have watched the movie first. I was disappointed as usual, it's different. Anyway.. I love Vanessa, she's been my fashion icon eversince highschool musical days. The fact that she is half Pinay made me love her more. Sooo I love BEASTLY! :)
3. Infernal Devices : Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare
Now this I love love! This is the prequel to the Mortal Instruments series. This is about Tessa Gray, a girl who just discovered her ability to be someone and get a hold with that someones thoughts and character, a shapeshifter. She is from New York and her journey to London to be with her brother went into a disaster, then she was saved by Shadowhunters. When i read this book, i fell in love with magic, London and the characters especially that blue-eyed shadowhunter! lol.. Really.. I'm dying to read the clockwork prince ( book 2 ) and also, read the Mortal Instrument series once and for all! :)
4. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
This is the most tragic book I've ever read so far and the most deeply moving movie I've ever seen. I saw the movie last 2009 and i was emotionally in pain for the next 2 days after watching it. It's a story about friendship, family, betrayal, religion and war. How quickly life can change with just one decision you make. I was on my masochistic self when i bought this book, knowing how badly i was hurt when i saw it on the screen. This is by the way the last drama movie i saw this past two years.
5. Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
This is like having Bella and Edward in a different setting, its a page turner nonetheless. Considering that I finished the book in just a day. This is the first book of The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series. I love the book cover, the text color and the fact that its not a one sided story. You get to read this book from two persons point of view, Grace and Sam... I also can't wait to read the sequel of this book which is Linger.
6. My Name is Memory - Ann Brashares
I have yet to read this book.. :) This is a story of a love that goes beyond a lifetime, reincarnation and stuffs. A guy who got an extraordinary gift of memory who keeps falling in love with the same girl. Im in love with the gist of the story, and I'm just as curious as ever as to what will happen at the end.
I was such a bookworm this past couple of weeks. Now, I think I strained my eyes that it gives me headache sometimes. I know that most of the stuffs that I've been reading were fiction and I'm 22 years old! lol I don't know if its a bad thing? I guess its just the child in me. Although it feels really good to be out on a different world! Its better than having drugs and alcohol in your system! haha