Book Review: Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee

Title: Angel Fall (Penryn & the End of Days #1)
Author: Susan Ee
Genre: Angels, Young Adult, Paranormal, Dystopian, Post Apocalyptic
Release Date: May 21st, 2011 (Kindle Edition)
Book Blurb from Goodreads:
It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl. 
Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

Warning: Unmarked Spoilers

After finishing this book, I look it up here in GR to see when will the next book be released. Sadly, no info yet. Just 2012. WTF? I want to read the next book right now!

Cover Reveal: Requiem by Lauren Oliver (Delirium #3)

I'm so freaking excited for this one! Requiem by Lauren Oliver, the third installment of the Delirium Trilogy. Can't wait for March 5, 2013. :) Anyone who haven't read yet the series, you're missing a lot! GO and READ DELIRIUM and PANDEMONIUM!!! I'll definitely buy this third book once it hit our local bookstore so I could complete the series. ;)

Book Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Title: My Life Next Door
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Chick Lit, Romace
Release Date: June 14th, 2012 (Kindle Edition)
Book Blurb from Goodreads:

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?
A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.

My Life Next Door was recommended to me by my friend, Mijesther. She said that I will love the book and I should get to it as soon as I have the copy. So what I did was of course, read it and put off my other Currently Reading books.

Book Review: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

Title: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Greek Mythology, Adventure, Childrens
Release Date: May 5th, 2009 (Kindle Edition)
Book Blurb from Goodreads: 
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus' master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus' stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.


So. Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Anyone have watched the movie back when it appeared on the big screen? What did you think about the movie? Good? Great? Amazing? Like Harry Potter? OR you thought that it sucks? not that good? So-so? What?

Book Review: A Broken Promise by Meg Brenner

Author: Meg Brenner
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Drama, Chick Lit,
Release Date: June 4, 2012 (Kindle Edition)
Book Blurb from Amazon: 
Jenna Horowitz had it all. She was the cheer captain, yearbook editor, class president, soon-to-be validictorian, and she was dating the school's hottest guy, Brad. 
Her peers treated her like a celebrity, making her think highly of herself. She had the most perfect life and people looked up to her as a role model. However, behind that fake smile was a girl who was miserable. She was missing something, something that she didn't even realize wasn't there.
Right when she thought she had her life in order, in walks the new attractive, smart, and extremely irritating neighbor - Keiffer Lawrence. 
She suddenly feels compelled to understand him, to figure him out... even if that means she needs to lose herself in the process. With only a semester before graduation, Jenna finds the true meaning of life... even if the outcome isn't the most desirable.

WARNING: Contained spoiler.

In all honesty, I don't know where I should begin reviewing this book. I haven't read this kind of genre for awhile. The last book I've read that I was devastated, I think was Nicholas Sparks' work--either Message in a Bottle or A Walk To Remember. I'm not fond of tragedy like story that was why I stayed away to Nicholas Sparks books. A Broken Promise was recommended by a friend--who didn't warned me that I would bawled my eyes out in some parts. And it's not in my nature to ask for spoilers or how the book end, so I read it last night and just finished it today.

Book Review: Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

Title: Being Jamie Baker
Author: Kelly Oram
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Superpowers, Fantasy, Romance, Chick Lit,
Release Date: June 14th, 2010 (Kindle Edition)
Book Blurb from Goodreads:
"Most superhero stories start with a meteor shower or a nasty insect bite, but mine actually starts with a kiss..."
An accident that should end in tragedy instead gives seventeen-year-old Jamie Baker a slew of uncontrollable superhuman abilities. To keep her secret safe Jamie socially exiles herself, earning the title of Rocklin High’s resident ice queen. But during a supercharged encounter with star quarterback Ryan Miller she literally kisses anonymity goodbye. Now the annoyingly irresistible Ryan will stop at nothing to melt the heart of the ice queen and find out what makes her so special.Unfortunately, Ryan is not the only person on to her secret. Will Jamie learn to contain her unstable powers before being discovered by the media or turned into a government lab rat? More importantly, can she throw Ryan Miller off her trail before falling in love with him?
WARNING: Extreme babbling.

Now, where do I begin? This book was recommended to me by a guy friend. Yes, a guy, straight guy, I can't really begin to fathom how he read this book and enjoyed it as much as I did. Why? It's not your normal Paranormal book (that's sounds, what I mean to say is that from the beginning of this book it oozes of Chick Lit. Of girly girl things. I don't really expect to love this book. I was kind of wanting to read other books before I finish The Golden Lily (yes, review will come for that) because as much as I don't want to admit, Golden Lily didn't keep my attention (I'll explain that when the review comes).

Book Review: Endure by Carrie Jones (Need #4)

Title: Endure (Need #4)
Author: Carrie Jones
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fairies, Werewolves, Norse Mythology
Release Date: May 8th, 2012 (Kindle Edition)
Book Blurb from Goodreads: 
It’s all-out war (and no-holds-barred romance) in the climactic conclusion to Carrie Jones’s bestselling series.
Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn't enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn't sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .
Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers.

WARNING: You might have to endure (pun intended) this review cause it's nonsense. I'm just rambling. If you don't want to read this, then don't. Not forcing anyone to read this review. Contain some spoiler.

Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Lux #1)

Title: Obsidian (Lux #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Aliens, Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: May 8th, 2012 by Entangled Teens
Rating: (4.5)
Book Blurb from Goodreads:
Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. 
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.
If I don't kill him first, that is.

ET. Aliens. I never thought that I could read stuffs like that. I don't really like Aliens, well its because Hollywood keeps on making them scary, ugly and insect like. *shudders*

This book was about Aliens. Yes, aliens but like a vampire, they're way too good looking. Speaking of vampires, the whole time I was reading this book, I'm kind of being reminded of Twilight. I know, it's not Twilight, but I don't know why I'm associating it with Obsidian. Maybe it's because Dee Black reminds me of Alice and Ash Thompson reminds me of Rosalie Hale in Twilight. They have the same qualities, same character type.

Book Review: Easy by Tammara Webber

Title: Easy
Author: Tammara Webber
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Drama, Chick Lit, Mature
Release Date: May 25th, 2012 (Kindle Edition)
Rating: (4.5)
Book Blurb from Goodreads:
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she’s single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, stalked by her ex’s frat brother, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Her econ professor gives her an email address for Landon, the class tutor, who shows her that she’s still the same intelligent girl she’s always been. As Jacqueline becomes interested in more from her tutor than a better grade, his teasing responses make the feeling seem mutual. There’s just one problem—their only interactions are through email.

Meanwhile, a guy in her econ class proves his worth the first night she meets him. Nothing like her popular ex or her brainy tutor, Lucas sits on the back row, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. At a downtown club, he disappears after several dances that leave her on fire. When he asks if he can sketch her, alone in her room, she agrees—hoping for more.

Then Jacqueline discovers a withheld connection between her supportive tutor and her seductive classmate, her ex comes back into the picture, and her stalker escalates his attention by spreading rumors that they’ve hooked up. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

WARNING: It contained some spoiler.

 Reading Easy is a first to me. This is my first time reading a Young Adult Contemporary novel. I mostly stick to Young Adult Paranormal or Dystopian books, but when I finished this, I was glad that I strayed away from my normal dose of books.

Book Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (Blood Eden #1)

Title: The Immortal Rules (Blood Eden #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Dystopian, Vampires, Post Apocalyptic, Supernatural
Release Date: April 24th, 2012 by Harlequin Teen
Book Blurb from Goodreads:

In a future world, Vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity. 

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn’t easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa is definitely a must read novel! It's young adult paranormal AND dystopian rolled into one! I love YA Paranormal and Dystopian but I didn't thought it could be together until The Immortal Rules.

This book is narrated by Allison, a Fringer but later on became a vampire. You will have an insight about vampires, how they think about humans as food, how they are a predator. The difference is that most vampire forgets their humanity, but Allison is trying really hard to cling to her humanity.