Currently Reading #2

Lost in Babylon (Seven Wonders #2)

The adventure continues as Jack and his friends travel to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon in the pulse-pounding second title in the Seven Wonders series

With Marco gone and the first Loculus lost, Jack, Cass, and Ally are no closer to saving themselves (or the world) than when they first arrived at the Karai Institute. But when Bhegad tracks down Marco deep in the desert, the kids are off on the next leg of their quest-to the ancient city of Babylon. There the kids find themselves faced with a daunting choice that makes them question everything they’ve learned so far. It’s a gut wrenching decision, but what the kids don’t realize is that it’s also a trap. Surprises pile on surprises until a long-lost figure from Jack’s past returns, and the kids find themselves forced to engineer an escape that might just turn out to be a different kind of trap altogether.

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I have set this aside for so long, this was published the 29th of October, 2013, just because I didn’t enjoy the first book (The Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders #1)) that much. I’ve read reviews about Lost in Babylon so I got curious. A lot of reviews confirmed that this is way better that the first so I thought I’ll give it a shot. Some even shared my sentiments about the first book so I think my review was quite accurate.These are some of the reviews I’ve read:

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Book Review: Of Neptune (The Syrena Legacy #3)

Of NeptuneEmma and Galen’s kingdom and their love is threatened by long-lost Syrena in the brilliant conclusion to Anna Banks bestselling trilogy.

Emma, half human and half Syrena, and her Syrena love, Galen, need time together alone. Away from the kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. Emma’s grandfather, the Poseidon king, suggests the two visit a small town called Neptune.

Neptune is home to both Syrena and Half-Breeds alike. But Emma and Galen didn’t sign up to be peacemakers between the ocean and the land-dwelling, freshwater Syrena. They didn’t bargain for meeting a charming Half-Breed named Reed, who can barely disguise his feelings for Emma. And they especially didn’t expect to find themselves in the middle of a power struggle that threatens not only their love but their ocean kingdoms.

In this stunning conclusion to her bestselling Syrena Legacy, Anna Banks thrills fans with more action and romance than ever.

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I really thought that the ending of Of Triton have summed up the entire series so I’m nothing but curious as to why Anna wrote a third book. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not whining about it. I’m actually thrilled when I learned about Of Neptune and looking forward to a new adventure with Emma, Galen and the rest of the characters. Apparently, Of Neptune seems like a bonus story. If you have read Of Poseidon and Of Triton, then you’ll understand why and I love it.

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Book Cover Reveal: The Blood of Olympus (Final Book: The Heroes of Olympus)

Today I’ve just posted the book review for White Hot Kiss and a post for my first Waiting on Wednesday so I called it a day, but then again, I’ve browsed Goodreads for new releases. I was stunned and couldn’t believe what I’ve seen. I’ve been waiting for the cover of this and really wondering what could it be. I almost squealed in delight when I’ve stumbled upon it. Look!!

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the “Argo II” have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen-all of them, and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood-the blood of Olympus-in order to wake.
The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it “might” be able to stop a war between the two camps.
The Athena Parthenos will go west; the “Argo II” will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

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Waiting on Wednesday #1

I have posted a blog about the books I’m dying to read (Waiting on Wednesday), but that’s like a compilation of all of them. I’ve thought that I would post one every week. I’m officially starting today and as debut, I’ll start with my favorite series after Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Tadaaaaaannn.. 😀

City Of Heavenly Fire (Final Book: The Mortal Instruments)

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Book Review: White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1)

Name: Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2)
Author:
Jennifer Armentrout
Number of Pages:
400 in Kindle Edition
Published:
February 25th 2014 by Harlequin Teen
Genre:
Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Supernatural

Goodreads

One kiss could be the last.
Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.
Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.
Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.
But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

Linethoughts

I’ve read a lot of negative reviews about this book, before reading it, being Jennifer Armentrout’s signature concept that’s so her you know what to envisage. Doing a book review doesn’t always need to be about how good the book is. It is how you totally experienced it. I just wanted to share a specific review from Khanh, I’ve read her review through Goodreads and I quote..

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Currently Reading #1

Figured that I could post those books that I’m currently reading and do a book review after. I haven’t thought of this before because I’m such a slackass. Haha! Just recently picked up the drive to truly do this and I’m keeping my hopes high that I could do this unswervingly. Read a LOT of books and haven’t posted any reviews for them, I feel like a loser so I’m crossing my fingers for this. I’ll try, (but not promising anything) to still do reviews from books I’ve read for the past few months since I’m on a reading spree lately. I also be updating my blog for some Waiting on Wednesday posts so you guys (If I have readers out there 🙂 ) could have an idea of what’s going on in my little bibliophilic head.

So for my Currently Reading debut, I’ve chosen the book that I have waited a year to be published and recently got. Drum roll please 😀

Of Neptune (The Syrena Legacy #3)

Of NeptuneEmma and Galen’s kingdom and their love is threatened by long-lost Syrena in the brilliant conclusion to Anna Banks bestselling trilogy.

Emma, half human and half Syrena, and her Syrena love, Galen, need time together alone. Away from the kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. Emma’s grandfather, the Poseidon king, suggests the two visit a small town called Neptune.

Neptune is home to both Syrena and Half-Breeds alike. But Emma and Galen didn’t sign up to be peacemakers between the ocean and the land-dwelling, freshwater Syrena. They didn’t bargain for meeting a charming Half-Breed named Reed, who can barely disguise his feelings for Emma. And they especially didn’t expect to find themselves in the middle of a power struggle that threatens not only their love but their ocean kingdoms.

In this stunning conclusion to her bestselling Syrena Legacy, Anna Banks thrills fans with more action and romance than ever.

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Coffee and Adele for the Soul

I’m feeling a bit under the weather today, woke up at two in the morning and couldn’t go back to sleep. Literally on walking dead mode, plus the fact that I need to be at work at eight sharp. Sigh. Sigh. Sigh. Drag myself. Dragging myself. Dragged myself.

I’m not blonde, but that pretty much how I look like now minus the dirt of course.

I put on a dress, some blush on my cheeks and lip tint to hide the zombie aura that I’m rocking. Even had my hair on braids so it won’t stick up (Note: I’ve showered. Period.). I’ve fallen a sleep while I’m on my way. Really hoping that I’m not drooling while asleep and that my mouth didn’t hang open. That somehow there are no random guy who took my photo and posted it on his Instagram for fun. That would be epic and way embarrassing.

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Book Review: CRESS (The Lunar Chronicles #3)

I have finished reading the book, I think two weeks ago. Since I’ve started reading White Hot Kiss by Jennifer Armentrout, I’ve set aside doing the review, but I can’t just skip it or my life would not be completed. Exaggerated. Hah! I might include some spoilers on this if I can’t contain my enthusiasm about the book so there, if you haven’t read the book.. you’ve been warned.

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Cress

In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth.

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker – unfortunately, she’s being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she’d ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

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A Letter for Mom on Mother’s Day

Hi Mom,

I may not be the sweetest kid and I’m not certain if you are aware of the little things I’ve done to make you happy, but I’m trying my best. Remember when I was a kid and you hired a tailor to make matching dresses for me and my siblings, how I threw a fit because I don’t want to wear it because it sucks, but I did just to make you happy (Though I have not smiled on any of our family pictures on that day because of that).

You may yell at me and say things that would make the Boss down there proud, but I know you’re just mad because I’m stubborn. Remember when you told me to stay at home and look after my little sister, how I’ve ran off and met my friends instead. I may have not apologized for it, but Mom I’m sorry. I may have disobeyed you in so many instances, but you still love me.

How you’ve disapproved of my previous boyfriend because you told me that he’s no good. I thought you are just trying to be a wet blanket and doesn’t want me to be happy, but now I realized he has just messed up my life and don’t deserve me.

You may have not liked most of my decisions because you know that it won’t do me any good, but I didn’t listen. How I’ve always thought that you are the villain of my life. I’ve gone through life on a blindfold and learned my lessons in a hard way, but you hugged me and told me I can do better next time. That there are rainbows after each storm and you’ll be there.

For all the things others may say about me because I’m a black sheep, you stand by me and proved to them that I can be a better person. I know raising a kid like me is not a walk in the park, your patience is unbelievable and I thank you for that. In fact, there are so many things to be grateful that I have you and I can’t thank you enough.

I love you Mom. I may have not told you most of the time, but I love you. Happy Mother’s day ❤

For the coolest Mom on earth..

Forever loving you,

Meowww..

I haven’t blog about this ever, but I so love Hello Kitty like monkeys love bananas. Ironically, I can’t have cats for pets because I have asthma so Hello Kitty would be perfect for me. Cute and harmless 🙂 Before, I tried to collect Hello Kitty stuff but failed since I have a lot of things going on. I recall collecting The Little Mermaid goodies back in college because I’m so obsessed with being a princess/mermaid too. Lately, I have been trying to continue this hobby. I’ve just started so it’s not really huge unlike those Hello Kitty hoarders that I’m following on Instagram. I’m so jealous of their collection. Really huge and they even have pieces that so unique, you can’t just buy them anywhere. I think they have ordered it or it was auctioned somewhere.

Anyway, here’s what I currently have:

Hello Kitty Wall Clock

My first Hello Kitty Mug

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