Book Review: Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements #0.5)

Since most of the books I’m reading were series, I’ve developed a habit of reading two to three books at a time. Not advisable, I know. Others might find it confusing, but it’s a different situation for me. I’m not really certain, but if it’s an exciting series, I won’t last long not getting and reading it though I have a current read. When I was waiting for Cress by Marissa Meyer, I’ve stumbled upon a new series by Jennifer Armentrout: The Dark Elements.

Name: Bittersweet Love (The Dark Elements #0.5)
Jennifer Armentrout
Number of Pages:
446 in Kindle Edition
December 1st 2013 by Harlequin Teen
Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Supernatural


Dez wasn’t just Jasmine’s crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny–fending off demons and maintaining the balance between good and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It didn’t help that Jas’s father had just announced that she and Dez would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally.
And now he’s back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn’t taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart–or shatter it all over again…



Bitter Sweet Love is apparently the prequel of this series. Yeah. Crazy. It’s like an overview of the series or not the series at all but how a certain situation will turn up eventually. I hate when authors do this. Why create a prequel book if you can already start with book one? God! It’s only 105 pages. You see? Silly.

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Trying on Snapseed..

I’m recently inspired to do street and food photography after meeting an awesome friend, Jermaine, via Instagram, Whopianomedia. I swear his feed is truly amazing. I have also featured his Instagram account on one of my recent posts, My Top Foodies on Instagram, so I must say that he inspired me a lot really. After trying out so many applications to enhance my photos, I have stumbled upon an application that he is also using, Snapseed. I’m not pretty sure if Snapseed has been in the business for long because I would definitely feel a whole lot of loser if I just came across with it. It’s a pain in the A at first since I’m clueless on how to use it, but then as cliche as it is.. practice makes perfect. Well, not really perfect since I’m still getting the hang of it.

I have tried it on food shots:

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Waiting on Wednesday

I have been reading since God knows when. I practically started reading fairy tales like most kids do, but I doubt these days, say thank you for technology, kids prefer computer games rather than reading a book in a corner. Any books that you could think of, from Moby Dick, Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham to the most latest children and young adult books at this time. I am no expert on books though, I just love to read. I usually prefer fantasy/fiction with a little bit of love angles as genre. I’ve never outgrown the “and they live happily ever after..” theme of Disney. That’s mainly the reason I’m into those. No offense to the fans of the Twilight series, but I can’t dig what’s so special about it. I can’t bring myself to read it especially when I’ve watched the movies. Perhaps I have read books way more interesting and lovable compared to it. I’m thinking of reading Game of Thrones though, by friends’ reviews. I’m not really into those books that so famous it looses its swag. I just don’t jump into bandwagons, I’m kind of adventurous when it comes to reading. I’m usually updated to new releases, thank heavens to Goodreads. 🙂

Speaking of Goodreads, I’m always checking it for the publishing dates of the books I am dying to read. Here are the list of the books I would trade anything to be published as soon as possible.

Let me start of by my recent favorite: The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. According to Goodreads, City of Heavenly Fire, the 6th and final book’s publishing date would be on the 27th of May, 2014 so this would probably be an early birthday present for me. Exciting cover photo too. I highly recommend this series for those book lovers out there. Definitely a must read series. It wouldn’t be my favorite for no reason. I am also thinking of reading its extended series The Bane Chronicles, but I haven’t started it yet, I am caught up with an awesome list of books to read. I just wish I wouldn’t regret setting it aside for a while.

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My Top Foodies on Instagram

Instagram brought me to this place wherein photography mixes with my love for food. I have been a photographer wanna be for as long as I can remember and lack for financial support on this little hobby of mine frustrates me more. Have not even had a decent camera ever so I am left to make so much out of my cheapanggang mobile phone. Thank heavens for applications wherein you can edit your photos and enhance them like a pro (That would be discuss on a different post. ).

I have met several people on Instagram whose accounts are to die for, they’re travelers and foodies. I’m dead serious about me saying that their accounts are a must browse and because of their amazing photos, my feed looks like a menu on a high end restaurant. It’s a plus that they’re actually following back and replying to comments posted on their photos. I will be just posting a couple of them, not necessarily my favorites though because believe me I had a hard time choosing among their awesome photos. Ready for their snippets? Drum roll please.. 🙂


I learned that he is a fellow Filipino who’s currently residing in California. He’s an autoCAD technician and a big eater for real. Mafia style. LOL! :))

“My only day to venture around was only right for me to find the most reviewed breakfast spot on yelp. Came across Toulouse Petit, a Cajun/creole joint. Table for one please. Chowin down on a oyster & bacon benedict.

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Back to Blogging..

It’s been a long time indeed. The last time I posted something on here was when I swore I’ll keep this updated but failed. Again. That was November of last year. I have drafts and deleted them cause I realized they have been out-dated. I even forgot what those are about because..

Haha! Kidding. In spite of being idle for a couple of months, my life has been productive I may say. I have read a lot of books that I can’t figure out what to talk about first. I’ve been to a few places, but have taken few photos to fit a blog so I’ll skip that. I’ve learned new things and met new friends too. I have been so busy with work as well that I can’t squeeze blogging on my spare time since spare time spells reading books, browsing my favorite blogs, etc. Okay. Reasons. I am just a slackass. I slept a lot. Haha!

Well, I am not promising anything, but I’m seriously thinking about actively blogging again. Goodluck with that! 🙂