Let’s Talk About: Morning Star by Pierce Brown

18966806Hello! I’m back to talk about the 3rd book in Pierce Brown’s Red Rising series! And that is the Morning Star!

I believe I’ve already told you how much I am into this series. I love it so much. And I will keep on raving about this series for a very long time. The last time I had this kind of commitment to finishing a book was when I was reading Queen of Shadows by SJM. And don’t get me wrong, I had read many amazing books since then but there’s something about this series that was so badass. I just knew this series got me whipped. I mean, if the author decides to write 50 more books and decides to publish those in one day, I’m positive that I could be convinced to buy all those books with my inheritance.

Well, if you haven’t read Morning Star yet but read a book or two from this series, I have discussions for Red Rising and Golden Son in this blog. I obsessed over both those books too. I told you I am crazy for these books.

Morning Star is my favorite of the 3 books in this series. Those action scenes in the beginning chapters never get old. It reminds me that this series is fabulous and just reading those few chapters will hook you for the rest of the book. This book killed me, then brought me back to life then killed me, then brought me back to life then killed me and killed me and killed me… SO BAD.

Just to bring me back to life more alive than ever.

The first book was really raw and gritty and rough on the edges in a good way and set a beautiful foundation for the rest of the books. The second one was even more action-packed and could cause a serious heart disease and topped the first book. But man, this last book, I didn’t expect. And while its action scenes are WHOAH, this one was the most emotional one and that gave me strong connection to the characters.

And for a trilogy, the series finished wonderfully. And sure, a few more pages in that epilogue would have been nice but ultimately, I am satisfied with the ending. And I barely see this in trilogies nowadays. More often, they would start off very promising but the last book wouldn’t just justify the whole series.

UPDATE: I was just now informed that there’s going to be more books set in this world and I cannot contain my jubilation because I don’t want to leave Darrow and friends just yet.

I think this book is fantastic and entertaining. Just wonderful, you guys. Honestly, read it.

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The Coffee Book Tag

Hello! It’s been a while since I did a tag! And to be honest, no one ever did tag me then, so does with this tag. But who cares? It seemed fun so I’m gonna do it. I saw this tag at Youtube at Jessethereader’s channel go ahead and check that out. He’s super amazing!

So coffee… I LOVE COFFEE. Black, iced, latte, macchiato, frappe, intant, with cream, with sugar. You name it. Aside from it tastes really good, it has been my constant companion through thick froth and thin froth of my sorry ass life, from prelims to finals, coffee my love had been there.

I am super sad though that these past 2 months, I decided not to drink coffee because I’m flushing out of my system caffeine while I’m on my summer vacation. I did this because I drank coffee so much last semester that my sweat and pee started to smell like coffee and I know I had to quit for a while. And that 2 months abstinence from the magical substance given by God has made me a craving for answering coffee related book questions. Let’s start!

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Let’s Talk About: Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Before we start talking about things, I want you to know that this discussion would be shorter than my Red Rising book talk because I really need and want to finish this series ASAP. Not because I’m pressured to finish it because of the hype about the last book but 18966819because I finally know what the freaking hype is all about!

You know you’re reading a good book if it brings out the emotions in you. AND BOY, emotions flooded my system the entire time I’m reading Golden Son. Some of that emotion, I love. Some, I hate. But I think, everything was written, intentionally, to make me feel those things. SO GOOD JOB ON MAKING ME HATE YOU AND LOVE YOU, PIERCE.

I thought Red Rising is nuts. So what is Golden Son? Nutters? by 100x? GOD. The whole book was in full throttle from the beginning and just went straight supersonic in the end! Action scenes after action scenes after action scenes. I only stopped from reading when I had to sleep or tweet about it. So folks, stay away from my twitter if you haven’t read this book yet.

Since this is a sequel, I won’t provide any synopsis or introduction to the trilogy but click here to see my Red Rising discussion where I did put a synopsis.

I was super duper entertained from the 1st chapter until the last and I’m just loving this series so much. I really really recommend it to readers who love sci-fi and adventure!

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Let’s Talk About: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Hello! I’m back from my book slump from ACOMAF. I love ACOMAF to the bones but I’m annoyed at the same time. That’s what happens when you read a good book. You gPierceBrownsRedRisinget hangovers from it and then you can’t read another book. The only way to defeat the slump is to read another good book. And that’s what we’re talking about in this post.

I’m in complete utter amazement after I read this book. Some books leave you speechless after you read them and then there’s this book where I am trying to silently scream at 4am in the morning.

This book is NUTS. If you have started this book and about 7 chapters in, you found it a little confusing and slow and you don’t want to read it anymore, I’m telling you, DO NOT GIVE UP. I felt the same way, but once you push through reading it, you’ll see that this book has A LOT to offer. It didn’t only give me the feels, it also gave me the chills! This book just earned its spot in my favorites.

I have a little analogy for you, guys. You remember this ride from every amusement park ever?

5298250157_7edef324f8The experience from reading Red Rising  is like the feeling you get on this ride. It rises up agonizingly slow and you start to rethink all the bad choices that you made in life including riding this ride. And if it’s so high in the sky, you start to feel bored. And so you reach the top and you hear it click, then your life flashes before you –And BAM!! IT’S GOING DOWN DOWN DOWN DOWN SO FAST! And you’re in a frenzied euphoria. And you thought it’s over but it stops halfway down and goes back up again and down and back up again until the ride is over and you think to yourself “This ride is SICK” but you want to ride the damn thing all over again.

And if you’re a faint hearted, then rethink about reading this book. Because it’s super action packed and really kicks serious ass and it really feels like riding an insane amusement park ride. And if like me, you like that kind of frenzy then go ahead and pick this baby up from the shelf.

The synopsis I’m gonna put here is just from Goodreads because if I do it myself I’m afraid I might slip and stumble on a spoiler. Here goes:

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.

Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies… even if it means he has to become one of them to do so

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Let’s Talk About: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Let’s just get these things rollin’, shall we?

I’m so excited to talk about ACOMAF, you guys! I liteA-Court-of-Mist-and-Fury-A-Court-of-Thorns-and-Roses-by-Sarah-J.-Maasrally can’t contain it! I was just looking at the mirror after I finished it and I’m speechless for about 10 seconds with my mouth just hanging open!

SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED.

If you don’t know, A Court of Mist and Fury is the sequel to Sarah Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses, which I already have a discussion on this blog so you could just check that out to learn the details about this series because I don’t want to accidentally spoil you. BUT THIS SERIES IS CRAZY. GOOD CRAZY.

I don’t even want to talk to about the technicalities or the style in this book, I just want to talk about what the F has happened. But if you need something to pick this book up, Im’ma write it anyway.

By the way, the fact alone that this is written by Sarah Maas should make you pick it up. If you have read ACOTAR or Throne of Glass then you certainly wouldn’t want to miss this book because you know how good it can be. My point is, I don’t know how Sarah does it but she makes a hell of a fantasy book! The writing style is so incredible, it’s as if you can feel every emotion of the characters from kindness to blood lust. ESPECIALLY THE BLOOD LUST.  It was never, EVER, dragging. There’s literally no part in the book that I want to say “Oh that’s enough for today.” The way that she expanded the borders and boundaries in this world is amazing.  We didn’t really had the time to explore Prythian in ACOTAR but in this book we did that and more. There’s also a new batch of characters to watch out for and they’re all brilliantly created. What I also liked about this book is that personas of the different characters are revealed. It’s like she’s exploring every facet of the character that would likely manifest in the situation. Backstories are all around being revealed here and there. So in short, another favorite from Sarah Maas. Just a stunning and amazing sequel that topped the 1st book. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Hello! So on this post, after a long while of disappearance on wordpress, I am back to talk about An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. This book has been published for a while now, but I just finished it yesterday so the feels are fresh and now I feel I’m on board this Ember train. And I’m ready to discuss it.emberintheashes_jkt_5-1

To be honest, I haven’t enjoyed this book as much as others have. And I think that’s because it’s my rebound book for Throne of Glass Series. And I feel like it would’ve worked between us if my friends were not constantly chatting me up about Queen of Shadows. So I’ll probably reread it someday, when I’m over the hype of QoS. Maybe…

An Ember in the Ashes is about a girl named Laia who loses her brother in the hands of the Empire and about a boy named Elias that is about to graduate from like a military school, only much worse. The point of views switch from Laia to Elias AAAAANNND. That’s it. You don’t want to know anymore. Trust me.

In the end, I give this book a solid  90%. Not a very hyped reaction from me but still a high rating.  I would recommend this book to someone who doesn’t have a rebound issue and wants some serious adventure set in Rome slash Middle East. But… I still enjoyed this book. especially the latter half of it. My hand was just swiping page after page after page. Continue reading

Reasons, Reasons and More Reasons Plus 2015 Reads

Well, hi there! It’s been a long while! (Understatement) Is it too late now to say sorry? I’m here now, that’s what matters. RIght??? I HOPE SO.

2015 had been cray-cray.  It wasn’t my favorite year ever but there were still awesome things that happened and superb people that I had met.

I had neglected this blog so much, when I opened it again, it looked so sad. And I just want to quit writing here altogether. But I want to express myself, so here I go again, making a dumbass comeback.

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