Saturday, September 2, 2017

Review: The Han Agent

The Han Agent The Han Agent by Amy Rogers
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.


Okay. That’s what I gather from reading the synopsis and reading up to 22% of the book before I DNF it. Yes, I DNF this book. Why?

Like I said, the story is about media and dealing with them. I don’t think there’s a big something going on in this book. If there is, well, they did a poor way to show it. While reading this, all I could feel is the problem towards the media. I know this book is medical-thriller and I read some of the reviews of this one on Goodreads I can see a lot of people praising this book.

I admit that those reviews somehow influenced me to continue reading this book because when I reached around the 4th chapter and there’s still nothing interesting going on, I was so close on DNF-ing this. And when I continue my read on this book, I was really hoping that it would catch up eventually. Hoping that an interesting something will happen right around the corner. But no, nada, there’s nothing.

It was slow and I don’t like it. So I stopped reading at 22%.

The book has amazing narration though. It’s the kind of narration that you’ll find yourself hard to stop reading. It’s in third person point of view but still, it was a good kind of narration. I feel like I was actually reading it as fast as I could read a first person point of view book.

It’s such a bummer that I had to DNF this book because I’ve never read a book with this kind of genre before. However, I don’t really want to push myself to finish reading something that I don’t find worth my time. This is my second DNF read this month and I feel so bad about myself. I’m not really the kind of person who DNF a book that easily. I always give a book a lot of chances before I give up on them.

To wrap this up, the only thing I liked about this book is the narration. Lol. But if you bessies are the type of reader who appreciates medical-thriller then go ahead and read this. It just didn’t work for me but I hope that it will work on you. :D

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Review: Legacy

Legacy Legacy by Hannah Fielding
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

***First off, I want to thank Ms Hannah Fielding for sending me a copy of her book in exchange of an honest review. This doesn’t influence my review in any way.***


Okay. First thoughts, “Oh hey I like this because there are undercover mission, and then there’s romance. This should be fun.” And then, “Okay, so far so good.” Lastly, “When is the story gonna catch up?” “Still nothing.” “What the hell.” Conclusion, “That’s it. I’m done.”


Truth is I was excited to read this book because it was said that this was fast paced romance and, again, there’s undercover stuff. But as I read this and managed to read up to a hundred pages, there’s nothing going on except two people attracted to each other but not doing anything about it. And then the rest is how it was describe their attraction to each other.

Bes, as every time I read this book I get a headache. I don’t know why. It’s one of the reasons why I can’t seem to continue reading it.
The concept of the story is pretty good. It has some kind of mystery but it’s not like other mystery romance books. The only thing is, some things seem to contradict the other things in the book. Like Luna’s attraction towards Ruy is so strong but then she doesn’t want to have any other relationship towards him. It’s like she’s not ready or something else but then it wasn’t totally explained why. She surely wants to be with him but when an opportunity comes, she won’t take it.

It’s like there’s a chase and then when they finally caught each other, Luna will wake up and then run again and then there’s a chase again. It keeps going and going and I got tired of it. I keep waiting for something to happen, something like, I don’t know, Luna finding something that is actually essential to her real purpose in being in Spain. But no, there’s none.

Also, one thing that I can’t get through in this book is the narration. It’s in third person point of view and it’s mostly on Luna’s. I’m fine with it. The only problem is the paragraphs after paragraphs of describing other things aside their feelings. I mean sure, it’s important to describe the surroundings of the setting of the scene to paint a nice picture inside your head but sometimes it’s too much. And if you haven’t noticed up till now, bessies, I’m not a fan of too much describing books.

Every time I open the book I keep saying to myself that I’ll finish this now. Then when I start reading, my mood is gone and I can’t continue. I can’t keep reading. And then I realized that it’s harder for me to DNF a physical book than an ebook because no matter what I do or say to myself just to make me finish it, I really can’t finish reading it, I DNFed it. I got tired of reading of something that there’s nothing happening except two people obviously attracted to each other but not doing anything about it.


To wrap this up, I hope I can say that it’s a good story. But I didn’t manage to reach the end of it to say that. I don’t also know if I should recommend it or not because for me, I didn’t quite like it. There was nothing happening in it. But if you bessies want to try and read it, then go ahead. You might like it.


That’s it for my review of this book bessies. No rating because I DNF it so I don’t think I have the right to rate something I didn’t finish. :D

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Always and Forever, Lara Jean Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m gonna be honest, I missed Lara Jean and Peter so much! I was so excited to finally read the last book but then I don’t wanna think about it as the last. I felt like it wasn’t enough when I finished reading the second book so I know there’s gonna be a third book.



At the first two books, I wasn’t sure what to feel towards Peter. Since he’s the school’s popular guy, the Prom King, I become cautious of him. I don’t think that his feelings towards Lara Jean were real because for some reason, I don’t trust Prom Kings that quickly. I’m not saying this because I believe in those stereotypical Prom Kings but, hey, I am just cautious to some specific people. XD



Anyway, like I said, I didn’t trust Peter at first though I won’t deny that he really is a swoon worthy character. He’s got that bad boy aura going on him. And I love bad boys. However, in this book, he proved himself worthy of Lara Jean. I really thought that they are not meant for each other because they are the opposite of each other. I don’t think they have something alike. Lol!



That being said, their relationship is quite amazing. Peter’s love for Lara Jean is so deep it hurts! I’m gonna put a very small excerpt here so you’ll know what I mean.



"Peter puts one arm around my waist, pulls me in, and, looking down at me, he says fiercely, “Neither of us wants to break up. So why would we? Because of some shit my mom said? Because your sister did it that way? You’re not the same as your sister, Lara Jean. We’re not the same as Margot and Sanderson or anybody else. We’re you and me. And yeah, it’s gonna be hard. But Lara Jean, I’ll never feel for another girl what I feel for you.” He says it with all the certainty only a teenage boy can have, and I have never loved him more than at this very moment."



Now you see?



I’m all for Team Peter now! Haha!



I am a bit heartbroken though because this is really the end of Lara Jean and Peter. There will be no more of them even in those novellas. There will be no side stories and other stuff. This is really the very end of Lara Jean and Peter. I’m so sad because I love their story so much I wanna know if they actually end up marrying each other. The ending still makes me want more. But then….







Anyway, that’s it for this mini review. I doubt you’d still consider this mini because it has more or less 700 words. Still, it’s not arranged like my usual full book review so it’s just a mini.



To wrap this up, you bessies need to read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series ASAP! It is so cute and fluffy and very amazing. I laughed, cried a bit, and enjoyed all throughout the journey. I’m sure you bessies will too.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Review: Black Dawn

Black Dawn Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

First thoughts as I was reading this were, “Okay. This has an interesting concept. Good, good.” Followed by, “Okay? Wait. What’s going on?”

Yeah. I think those two thoughts pretty much summed up all my thoughts about this book. And I’m not even kidding.

Honestly, this book has an interesting story. It has a very great concept too. It just fell short on the narrating and some other part. Here’s how a summary of the whole book, I’ll try to make this as spoiler free as I can. Though there’s nothing in this book worth spoiling in my opinion.

Emory Fae is the name of the main character. She is a princess, the daughter of Nei and Roque who founded the Academy –a school for those children who got special abilities and powers to harness and develop. Until one day, the son of the closest family of the Faes, Adair Straton, suddenly decided that he wants more power. So he killed Emory’s parents and because of it, Emory got scared so she asked Memphis and Brokk for help. And they did by sending her to another world, Earth, and wipe her memories about her past life. However, after six years of hiding, Memphis and Brokk decided that they now need Emory’s help to win this war. Emory is their main key in defeating Adair and ending this war. So they took her back from Earth and restore her memories only to have her mind in a storm between what she thought were her normal memories and those that are her real ones.


For someone who just got abducted from what she thought was her home and then got her memories restored, Emory sure gave me a weird feeling towards her character. Here’s the thing, I understand that all her life she thought that she was just a normal being living in Earth only to be kidnapped and sent to another world and have the people there say that you are their long lost princess. Kind of cliché, yes, even Emory felt this when she arrived in Keiko. But she’s got some weird feelings and decisions and even actions that didn’t quite add up no matter how fantasy the genre of this book is.

Bes, Emory doesn’t have any memory on how she used her powers but when she’s in training, it feels like she’s handling her powers all too well, like she’s already done it a hundred times before. And she isn’t a killer but her first kill feels like she’s also done it a hundred times before. Her first kill was smooth. There are parts that she doesn’t seem like a first timer at any of the things a soldier does at all.

And bes, they are in the middle of a war but she still has time to adore Memphis. Like, how are you able to even think about attraction when you’re in the middle of a war? It’s not literal but the way the book described it, it feels like they are in a crisis. Not to mention when she found out that Memphis somehow influenced her dreams so she’ll hate Brokk, she just seem to shrug it off. Like dude! One of your best friends just messed up your dreams to make you hate your other best friend and you didn’t even get mad? How? I don’t think having no recollection about them at all is an excuse. If you have no memory of them, when you find out someone did something to mess those memories up you find them and demand explanations! Wtf!

My issued towards Emory isn’t the only issue I have. There’s the narration.

The book has multiple point-of-views all narrated in third person. You bessies know that I have no problems towards third person point of view and even multiple ones. What my problem is the abrupt jump of time and places the story has without the right amount of describing in the narration part. One minute you’re reading and the characters are talking and then the next the character is somewhere else. It so fast and abrupt you won’t notice the change of scenes.

Bes don’t get me wrong, this book has a good story and concept, really. But I still didn’t enjoy it. I think this is one of those rare moments where the story is good but it’s not enough to make me enjoy it.

Hey, if you still want to give this one a try, go ahead please. Don’t let my review influence your interest in this book. I’m just saying what I thought about the book. But if you want to read it, go! I always say this before; don’t let my review affect your want to read the book.

To wrap this up, this book is good. Really it is. It just fell short for me. There are parts that I actually like but there are more parts that I dislike. I would still recommend this book to you bessies. You might have a different look on this than me.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Mist and Fury A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

On second thought, since this is part of my pleasure-only read, there will be no review of this book from me. I guess it already received enough review to convince readers to read this one. Still, I'm gonna rate it.

P.S
I can't wait to read ACOWAR though. I also noticed that this is gonna be a six book series? Oh my gosh! xD


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