Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mini Review: LINDY’S DIARY by Alex Flinn

Just finished this book~

See the #1 New York Times bestselling story Beastly through Lindy's eyes! This is her diary, kept while living in captivity with the beast.Lindy's Diary captures all the romance and edgy mystery of the original!


I am locked away . . . with no one to confide in but you . . . and him. His fur, those claws—they caught me off guard at first, but now I'm noticing something else about him—something deeper. It's the look in his eye. It tells me he's got a secret to keep. That's okay—I've got one, too. I think I'm falling in love with him. . . .


My Thoughts:

This is such  a sweet Beauty and The Beast book, a modern version of it. It was written in a diary format and I love it! Although I stopped loving fairy tales years ago, this book has been a very interesting read for me. The stuff are easy to figure out and the writing is simple.

Review: The Breakaway by Michele Davidson Argyle

Goodreads Summary:

When Naomi Jensen is kidnapped, it takes her parents two days to realize she's missing. Escape isn't high on her list of priorities when all she has to return to is an abusive boyfriend and parents who never paid much attention to her. For the first time in her life she's part of a family-even if it is a family of criminals. But she's still a captive. In a desperate attempt to regain some control in her life, Naomi embarks on a dangerous plan to make one of her kidnappers think she's falling in love with him. The plan works too well, and when faced with the chance to escape, Naomi isn't sure she wants to take it.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Pushing The Limits~

I read this book a few weeks ago and I stumbled upon it again tonight. I surfed the net and found out that this book has lots of pretty reviews and compliments. So why on Earth am I creating this post? Because I sort of disagree with them all!

Here's some info on this book:

Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1)
by Katie McGarry (Goodreads Author)

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.
Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

Reading the summary, I got eager to read it. And guess what? I got disappointed! Well my reasons are:

1. What is Echo thinking falling for a troublemaker like him when she has such a great boyfriend?
2. The story is all flat. Nothing that happens in it isn't expected.
3. The story is so dragging. The family issues are overrated.
4. Whats with the connection between the main characters? They get close without having to work on it, weird.

I'll give this book 2 stars~

Friday, November 23, 2012

Slammed and Point of Retreat

I love these two books, SO FREAKING MUCH! oh sorry for yelling, you know I tend to yell when I am so freaking excited or mad, but in this case it is the former~

So what is the theme? It's a family + romance kind of book. It may sound lame or what but you gotta read it to know what is the series all about.. And believe me, once you read it, you won't want to stop~

Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover (Goodreads Author)

Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope. 
Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.
Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

What is A Cake Pop?

Seriously, you don't know??? Whatever lol I just discovered this cute lil thing recently~
It's 2am here and I'm trying to upload my stuff to skydrive so I have plenty of time to kill therefore I'm gonna go with explaining what on earth a Cake Pop is to you.

These are Cake Pops

seems delicious right? 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Review: Nice Guy

So Nice Guy has ended, meaning it's over. I'm terrible at reviewing but who cares since I'm pretty much bored right now~

As an overall this drama is quite cool. I love the revenge part but I hate the amnesia part. And the company/business part is off my radar. The ending is quite predictable but the way the writer delivered the story is quite cool with few flashbacks and stuff.

My favorite stuff are:

1. Eunki is so freaking awesome at being mean and honest
2. Maru is so freaking nice when he is nice and can be so cold when he wants to
3. Choco is such a cute girl
4. Jaehee is so damn good at taking advantage of people
5. Jaeshik is a good-hearted evil man
6. Chairman Seo is so strict
7. Joonha is such a nice friend who's willing to do lots of things for Eunki
8. Jaegil is such a very nice friend of Maru, and sweet at times
9. Eunuk is cute
10. Maru's prof is hot lol

Summary: Nice Guy Episode 19

  • maru asks jaehee to turn herself in promising that he will wait for her if she do that
  • he admits that it is his fault that jaehee has turned into an evil woman (him being overprotective)
  • Jaeshik cancels his plan to kill Maru because everyone is so nice to him
  • Joonha gets into a coma, car accident caused by Minyoung because he gives the evidence of Chairman Seo's death to Maru
  • Jaehee is ready to give up on everything
  • Eunki is mad at MAru because he tries to protect jaehee
  • Maru asks Minyoung to turn himself in but he refuses to
  • Minyoung tells Jaehee that he will take the responsibility for everything
  • Jaehee bursts out that everything is her fault and she hates the fact that everyone is trying to take the blame for her
  • Jaehee tells Maru that she wants Maru's love in exchange for Eunki's money
  • Maru meets Eunki and asks her to run away with him

Summary: Nice Guy (Innocent Man) Episode 20 [Final]

So the ending is here. Excited? Not me because I've been so freaking busy with my life that my passion for this drama faded. Whatever.

  • Maru asks Eunki to run away with him but she refuses to
  • Maru asks Jaehee to turn herself in and says that he will wait for her if she turn herself in
  • Jaehee refuses to because she knows Maru won't love her like he used to
  • Maru got hospital-ed because he needs a surgery
  • Choco refuses to meet him because she hopes that by doing that Maru will survive the surgery and meet her
  • Jaehee cries when she finds out that Maru is sick and informs Eunki about this
  • Eunki goes to visit Maru
  • they meet outside of the hospital while Minyoung eyes Eunki to stab her
  • Maru stops him and gets stabbed instead, but Eunki does not notice it
  • they kiss on a bench and after Eunki left, Maru collapses
  • seven years later
  • Jaeshik opens  a fried chicken shop
  • Jaegil and Choco have a lil girl
  • both Jaehee and Minyoung is out of the jail (they turned themselves in)
  • Eunki meets Maru
  • turns out Maru has lost his memories due to his surgery
  • in the end, Maru remembers her 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Summary: Nice Guy Episode 17

  • Eunki announces to the board about her condition and that she is trusting Maru with everything
  • she then confronts Secretary Hyun about her returning memories and then asks about what her father had said to Secretary Hyun before his death
  • Maru then gives Eunki her gifts and when he kisses her, she opens her eyes but Maru does not notice this (DEJAVU GUYS!)
  • Jaehee visits Maru's old house and says to a neighbor there that she will wait for Maru till he comes back (like waiting for him to return to her)
  • Maru finds out that Eunki's memories have returned but pretends not to know
  • Eunki pretends to be excited about her upcoming wedding with Maru and Maru knows that she's pretending
  • Eunki tells Secretary Hyun that she won't go along with the wedding but she is just pretending to
  • Eunki asks Jaehee to go shopping with her and Jaehee reluctantly agrees
  • Jaehee then tells Maru that both him and Eunki are torturing her with the wedding
  • Jaegil visited his father grave and says that he is willing to forgive him as long as he saves Maru for him
  • Maru does a presentation and when praised he admits that they are Eunki's work
  • Jaehee ambushes him in his office asking is it jusst Eunki who matters
  • Jaehee then admits that she will let MAru marries Eunki just to have him around and Eunki overhears this
  • Eunki then goes out with Joonha without greeting both of them
  • on the wedding day, everyone is ready but Maru is nowhere to be found
  • scandal about Jaehee and Maru's previous relationship leaks out and the wedding is cancelled
  • the scandal was leaked by Eunki
  • after everyone has left, Maru shows up and Eunki asks him where he has been
  • They talk in a car and Maru says "I know everything, Eun Gi, that your memories are back. And you remember what kind of man I am.”

Nice Guy Episode 18 Summary

  • Maru confesses that he knows that Eunki's memories are back and Eunki questions when did he realize it
  • Maru admits that he knows that the rumours regarding him and Jaehee was spread by her
  • he asks her why she has to hurt herself too instead of just hurting him and jaehee
  • Eunki says that it's her revenge, because she believes that her dad died alone because of Maru keeping her from him
  • Eunki then follows Joonha to a hotel suit
  • Eunki admits that she hates the fact that she still loves Maru
  • Jaegil and Choco is worried about Maru because he pretends to be okay
  • Maru then admits to Jaehee that he was the one spreading the scandal rumours
  • Jaehee knows that Maru loves Eunki even though he denies it
  • Ahn Minyoung force-kisses Jaehee when Jaehee says that she wanna give up her position, saying that she will die if she do that
  • Maru sends a drunk Jaehee home and Eunki sees this
  • They exchange words about how each other are doing and the conversation ends just like that, no yelling or stuff
  • Jaegil tries to stop Maru from going to the office because he needs treatment but Maru ignores him
  • Eunki asks Joonha about her father's death but Joonha refuses to tell more because of Minyoung threat

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nice Guy Episode 8 Summary

  • Eunki tells Maru that she is wiilling to lose everything for Maru
  • Maru gives her Choco's clothes to change because she is soaked in rain
  • Eunki finds a picture of a place and tells Maru that she wants to go there with him. The picture was a place where Jaehee and Maru planned to go years ago, but Eunki doesn't know that
  • Jaehee hurts herself and pretends like her brother is hurting her and calls Maru to help her
  • Maru cancels his trip with Eunki and meets her. But Maru gets a call from Jaesik saying that he is in Busan so he knows that Jaehee is lying.
  • He helps her with her wounds anyway
  • Eunki overhears about Jaehee begging Maru to take her back and leaves before hearing Maru says that his love for Jaehee is over
  • Jaehee plans on using her secret envelope from years ago to threaten Chairman Seo from crossing out her name form his will
  • Eunki and Maru goes to the vacation spot they planned earlier and Maru admits that it is his first time there
  • Maru says that he did plan to go there with someone before but they didn't and when Eunki asks who is the person that he loved before, he admits that it's Han Jaehee

Nice Guy Summary Ep7

So I have been so freaking busy with stuff lately (not so busy but who cares right? lol) and I pretty much have abandoned my summaries, so here it is~

Ep 7

  • Maru meets Jaegil, Jaehee's brother
  • Eunki sees the picture of Maru and Jaehee which is sent by Minyoung (not Jaehee)
  • Eunki pretends like nothing is wrong in front of Maru
  • Joonha tells Eunki that Maru approaches her for ulterior motives
  • Jaesik confronts Maru and suspects that the murder case long time ago was Jaehee's fault but Maru denies it
  • Maru warns Jaesik not to hurt Jaehee
  • Joonha asks Chairman Seo to takes Eunki back before she goes crazy
  • Jaehee thinks that Jaesik's appearance is Maru's deed
  • Maru and Eunki has a drink and Eunki asks for a breakup, using her high social class as an excuse, Maru's shocked
  • She says that she expects him to be enraged but Maru is as cold as a cucumber and she stumbles home alone in tears
  • Maru is then attacked by men after Jaehee picked up Eunki
  • Turns out it's Jaehee's deed because she thinks Maru is responsible for her brother's appearance
  • Jaehee calls Maru and warns the bloody Maru that he should stay away from her daughter (Eunki) in her pretense as her mom, Maru is mad but he does not answer her
  • Chairman Seo finds ou about jaehee cheating on him so he seeks Joonha's help to help Eunki and stuff, and makes Joonha promise not to tell anyone about him knowing  that
  • But Minyoung finds out anyway
  • Eunki confronts Jaehee about sending thugs to beat Maru and confesses that she's glad that Maru did not give in
  • Jaehee feels guilty when JAesik tells him about Maru defending her
  • Eunki goes to Maru's house and is shocked to find Maru's condition (all hurt and stuff)
  • Eunki confesses that Maru is her first love and she wants to be with him forever
  • Maru hugs her without replying, while eyeeing Jaehee who is standing behind her

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

So I finished this book in 7 hours. No, don't laugh at me, I'm just that slow at reading although this book is so interesting. I'll blame that on my poor english though. Well whatever because i am not writing this post to explain bout me being a slow reader, this post is dedicated to my love of this book. Yeah, I love this book!

here's the summary:

I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk. 

Full of rage and without a purpose, former pianist Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her pay.

All 17 year-old Josh Bennett wants is to build furniture and be left alone and everyone allows it, because it’s easier to pretend he doesn’t exist. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, a hot mess of a girl who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. The more he gets to know her, the more of a mystery she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he may ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding or if he even wants to.

The Sea of Tranquility is a slow-building, character-driven romance about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.

Firstly, I should remind you that this book sort of starts with a mystery, which I'm afraid is something that I really (very/absolutely/freaking/so/extremely) hate. I just don't read much book which consists of mysteries because they annoy the f**k out of me. But I came across this book a few days (or is it months?IDK) and the plot kinda cursed me into liking it. Girl has a past, boys are sort of bad and they meet and (the best part of all) fall in love with each other.

This book simply makes me think a lot, which I don't do much lol I expected it to be just a simple we-meet-and-fall-in-love book but it surprised me. There's more to the story than the 'love' part. This book covers love, salvation, family, friends and life. Just read it already!

Sorry for the terrible review (which really isn't a review at all lol)...

I give this book a perfect 10! (because it was a nicely written book + it does not have too much erotica stuff in it lol)


Thursday, November 8, 2012

My Hectic Life

Okay, my life has been quite crazy lately. Very crazy indeed. I don't have much time to update my blog because I was so freaking busy with studying for my exam. I really don't wanna screw up my opportunity to enter a decent uni~

But that's not what I wanna share with you guys today~ I wanna share something ridiculous!


yeah, you heard me right, I have a crush on my teachers!

my first victim is my Maths teacher. He's young, around 25 I guess and he's pretty cute. Lots of girls seem to have a crush on him too. He seems cute to me and sometimes he's quite nice to me lol I like him because he's so passionate with teaching. The crazy part is, sometimes I study harder just because I don't wanna disappoint him with a terrible grade lol

my next  unfortunate victim is a teacher which i barely know. He's chinese. And he's darn cute too. But I bet he is married, I saw a ring on one of his fingers. I like him because he said I'm a bright girl lol

my next crush is the latest one, my econ teacher lol He's handsome, cute, hot and stuff! lol you'd fall in love with him too if you were me. I talked to him a lot recently about econ stuff. And the surprising thing was, he gave me his number when I asked him when he will be free to discuss bout my schoolwork so that I could text him! It may sound 'normal' to you but believe me, it's not for me! I don't even have any female teacher's number on my phone lol I'm not sure whether I'll text him or what lol

I'll update this soon~ xoxo

Update on 29/04/2016: Lol, I can't believe I actually posted this thing four years ago! Anyway, I moved on. I am now happy to be single and enjoying my life to the fullest without clouding my thoughts with the opposite gender :)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Mini Review: Teach Me by Amy Lynn Steele

This is another book which I found after searching for A season of Eden. However, I find it a little bit lacking compared to A Season of Edena. Well give it a try if you love student-teacher love books~

When she was eight, Allison Starr began spending her summers with her aunt in San Diego. Nearly ten years later she is focused on her last year of high school and which colleges to apply to, not the attractive surfer who keeps showing up at the little corner of beach where she reads. She has no interest in a romantic relationship, especially one that starts in the summer and would be long distance. Ali tries to ignore him, but finds the boy on the beach much more distracting than the words in her books. Cooper Perez has never surfed the same beach this many days in a row. He just can’t seem to change spots until he has the courage to talk to the girl who is always reading her books in the shade. When he finally approaches her he is overwhelmed with the instant attraction he feels for this beautiful and intelligent girl, even though she is three years younger. Cooper and Allison spend the rest of the summer together discovering their love of many things, including each other. Summer eventually comes to an end, but their love does not. Allison heads home to start her senior year, but an opportunity brings Cooper closer to Allison than either of them would have expected. Mr. Perez is the new English teacher at Allison’s high school.

Teach Me is a Young Adult book which is slightly swaying towards New Adult. It's a pretty appropriate book for younger teens which makes it an amazing read for me. As for the relationship between Allison and Cooper, I think their relationship was kinda nice, though a bit fast paced. The setting was pretty cool too and though their first meeting was a bit cliche, I still enjoyed it a lot.

4.5 Stars out of 10 Stars for me :)