Alina Starkov has escaped the Darkling and his dream of using the Fold to wage war on Fjerda and Shu. But running away from the Darkling is not as easy as it seems. Following the Sun Summoner and the tracker, Siege and Storm continues the story of the Grisha and the darkness that the war is bringing. Continue reading “Book Review: Siege and Storm”
2 orphans. 2 worlds. 1 magical society. 1 country.
Alina Starkov is just a typical girl – not so special, has a crush on her best friend, and low maintenance. All her life, she lived a normal life far from the extravagant life of the Grisha, the magical elite lead by the Darkling. When Alina entered the Fold, a dangerous area surrounded by pure darkness and monsters, she discovers something about her that will turn her world upside down. The life she knew will be replaced with lavish clothes, vibrant palace, and a mysterious, seductive boy who will tear Alina’s heart – and their country – into two. Continue reading “Book Review: Shadow and Bone”
Anna Craft was killed in the woods. “Killed” is an understatement – she was mutilated, her body parts were scattered, and the man responsible for her death was never put behind bars. Her sister, Alex, was devastated and brokenhearted. She was left in darkness so darkness she became.
The Female of the Species follows 3 characters: Peekay – the preacher’s kid, Jack – a famous boy but with brains and heart, and the main character, Alex – the odd one out. Set in a realistic time where rape culture is prevalent, this novel is impactful, relevant, and hard-hitting. Continue reading “Book Review: The Female of the Species”
This story is about a shepherd who wants to travel the world and one day, he discovers that there is a treasure waiting for him. He then travelled from city to city in order to find the treasure. As he ventured on his journey, he learned lessons from people he never imagined he would form bonds with. Considered as a modern classic, The Alchemist, written by acclaimed writer Paulo Coehlo, is a profound and positive outlook on life and the journey to one’s destiny. Continue reading “Book Review: The Alchemist”
I have been wanting to read Leigh Bardugo’s novels ever since they came out but college never gave me the time and space to breathe and enjoy fictional novels so I really never found the time to read the Grisha trilogy and the Six of Crows duology. But last night, I entered a universe so lavish and action-packed filled with magic, war, and love. Continue reading “Entering the Grisha-verse”
Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology is a delightful collection of short stories about the Norse gods. Starting with the story of how the world was created and ending with its destruction, the short stories tell the tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki. This novel showcases the differences of each gods, giants, and other creatures, and how they interact with one another. Continue reading “Book Review: Norse Mythology”
February has been an eventful month. This month, I graduated, I had my recognition rights, and it was also my birth month. Needless to say, I was swamped with tasks and dinner invites. With that, I only read 3 books and I only liked 1 of them. I wrote reviews for these books and you can check them out if you want to read a longer version of my thoughts. Continue reading “BOOKS: February Wrap-up”
Ruta Sepetys once again successfully shed light on tragedies during World War II that are not talked about when discussing World War II. Usually, when it comes to discussing the WWII, it is usually about Hitler’s regime against the power of Stalin but in Salt to the Sea, the reader is immersed in a story that is devastatingly beautiful and will leave you with a broken heart and an enlightened mind. Continue reading “Book Review: Salt to the Sea”
I tried to do the whole BookTube thing. Spoiler alert: I failed. Miserably. Continue reading “Blogging to BookTube”
My Heart and Other Black Holes, written by Jasmine Warga revolves around Aysel, a sixteen years old who is struggling with depression. Due to her depressive state and her constant feeling of hopelessness, Aysel decides to kill herself to stop the pain and darkness from devouring her. Continue reading “Book Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes”