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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl (2015)

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The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

Sunshine never fit in wherever she went. moving to a new town with her mother, she was reluctant coming face to face with a seemingly haunted house. her mother wouldn’t believe that the house was haunted no matter how many times she tried to convince or find evidence of it to show her. In her new school, she met with Nolan, a guy that believed her and together, they research on the house and its invisible resident, even possible residents.

the book was a huge magnet from its very first page. Sunshine was such a special character that it was impossible not to root for her. as curios as I was and hope to uncover the mystery soonest possible, I found myself enjoying every moment of it, questioning every little clue thrown in my way. what seemed like a simple ghost story turned out to be a whole new introduction of an interesting paranormal being named Luisearch. while I found learning about a whole new being tedious, I was pleased with how the story turned out to be, especially the cliffhanger in the end, which signified a possible second installment.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

We Were Liars (2014)

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We Were Liars

Cadence, Mirren, Johnny, and Gat were best friends. but that was before Cadence had an accident. only in her underwear, she hit her head on the rock under the river and was found laying, shivering by the shore hours later. since then, her divorced parents had tried to give her space, allowing her to regain her memories naturally. her father brought her all over the world; while her mother brought her back to the town where she grew up in. with her old friends, she slowly regained her memories and found out about the truth behind her accident.

with quite a numerous of characters to follow, the book was quite a tedious read. half way through the book I still couldn’t root for its characters, not even the Cadence. It always felt like everyone had a secret agenda, something wrong with how they behave or even with what they said. when all finally became clear and the mystery solved, things became clear. by the end of the book, I still haven’t fell for any of the characters and was pleased to come to the very last page. despite finally knowing the truth, there were little satisfaction, only time to move onto the next book.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Entertaining Angels (2014)

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Entertaining Angels

Sam was a far too ordinary teenager that wanted to keep her grades up until graduation. everything changed when she was one day, kidnapped by a serial killer. she escaped, but not without help. her savior was an angel wielding a flaming sword. despite how hard she tried to continue living her life, she couldn’t get the angel out of her head. her parents sent her to a psychiatrist when she mentioned being saved by an angel. but when danger continued seeking her out, it only furthered confirmed the existence of the angel and how it protected her from the demons that were coming for her.

I received a free e-book from the author in exchange for a review. I started out the book struggling to get absorbed into its story, overwhelmed over Sam’s experience with the serial killer, finding it difficult to picture anything that she was going through. half way through the book, I started to feel pleased that I stayed with the story instead of giving up on it. the chase became much more intense after I got to know Sam even better after her traumatic encounter with the serial killer. to add icing on the cake, the book finally introduced the mysterious angel. the tough personality only added to his deliciousness. I was glad to have enjoyed Sam’s relationship with Terem, it was both light and intense at the same time, which had me appreciate it even more.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Divided #1: Divided (2014)

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 Divided

Arya had lived with the tribe for all her life. they often changed location due to the horrifying Hunters, who killed every survivor that they came across. the tribe lived in constant fear, avoiding the Hunters on all cost. from her childhood memories, Arya remembered having a twin sister Kayra, whom she assumed had died with her parents. When she found out that Kayra was alive and living in a safe haven, known as the Compound, Arya was determined to seek her out. the twins secretly held telepathic ability, being able to communicate with each other with their mind. however, once they fell in love, their ability would be lost.

I received a free e-book from the author in exchange for a review. the book was surprisingly engaging the moment I started turning the pages. the unfamiliar backdrop took some getting used to, but Arya was a character so charismatic that I rooted for her after only a hand full of paragraphs. Kai’s character however, wasn’t as lovable for being all heroic and sacrificing. it was so captivating to see if Arya would choose Kai over Kayra. Kayra’s side of the story was far more familiar when it came to post-apocalyptic backdrops. she was equally relatable and intriguing compared to her twin. I was pleased to have picked out the book, it was so entertaining that I was able to enjoy some delicious goose bumps along the way.