The Beauty of Endings

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am yours, and you are mine, and no kingdom will ever come between us. This is undeniably one of the best books I have ever read. It made me feel a myriad of emotions, ranging from uncontrollable joy to heartbreaking… Continue reading The Beauty of Endings


Everyone Has Heart Problems

Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton My rating: 4 of 5 stars The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? —Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover… Continue reading Everyone Has Heart Problems

After Happily Ever After

Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars These monsters are after my friends, and I will do anything—absolutely anything—to keep them safe. —Iko After finishing Winter, I was so excited when Marissa Meyer said that she would be writing this graphic novel as a continuation to The Lunar… Continue reading After Happily Ever After

Don’t Read This Book in the Dark

Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, Penguin Random House, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Was this what necromancy was? Raising the bodies but losing the souls? What point was there in that? Beth Revis is one… Continue reading Don’t Read This Book in the Dark

Hating Such a Heartless Nemesis

With my last dying breath, I would make him regret the day he ever laid eyes on me. —Lia Ouch. That ending was utterly painful. The last time I felt this way was when I read The Winner's Crime. There were so many evocative scenes crammed into the last hundred pages. My brother recently asked… Continue reading Hating Such a Heartless Nemesis

No One Is Born a Reader: My Bookish History

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. ― Lemony Snicket Clean and Clear. Those were the very first words that I learned to read. I was four or five years old back then. Mama was helping me brush my teeth when she noticed that I was fixated on her bottle of facial… Continue reading No One Is Born a Reader: My Bookish History

Boredom Can Be a Very Sharp Sword

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard My rating: 2 of 5 stars If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter. Honestly, I would have enjoyed this book if it had been less than 440 pages. 300 pages would've sufficed. A lot of things do happen… Continue reading Boredom Can Be a Very Sharp Sword

Pidgey, I Choose You!

Black Wings Beating by Alex London My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. There was an invisible tether that bound them to each other. Each of them was the falcon, each the falconer. Have you ever read a book reminiscent of Pokemon?… Continue reading Pidgey, I Choose You!

I Didn’t Expect This Novel to Be So Meaningful

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson My rating: 4 of 5 stars So what if I liked to be in control of things? Someone had to be, after all. —Andie The Unexpected Everything was my first encounter with Morgan Matson, and I unexpectedly liked it very much. I nearly loved it, were it not for… Continue reading I Didn’t Expect This Novel to Be So Meaningful

I Still Don’t Get the Title of This Manga

Orange: The Complete Collection, Volume 2 by Ichigo Takano My rating: 3 of 5 stars Every life is precious. Please treasure each and every day, the present, the moment, and yourself. I finally finished reading my very first manga series! Har-har-har. The overall premise of Orange was very promising, and I flew through the first… Continue reading I Still Don’t Get the Title of This Manga