I have always imagined that paradise would be a kind of library.

Not all books are written equal. Some are meant to be greater than others. The hardest part is figuring out which one is which.

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Rating Guide

People don’t choose books. Books choose people.

What might seem great for you might not be the same for others. And what might seem terrible for some, might just be the right one for you.

Rating guide:

★★★★★ – One word. PERFECT.
★★★★☆ –  Lacking just a tiny bit of something.
★★★☆☆ – Good but not great.
★★☆☆☆ – Disappointing.
★☆☆☆☆ – Terrible.

Warning!

Everything in this blog are my opinions.

I rate books based on feeling. A book could have the greatest plot and the best writing but if it will not give me that certain feeling while reading it, I might not like it. Please be warned.

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Review: Emmy & Oliver

This was absolutely beautiful.

After reading the blurb, I expected a typical story full of drama but it was so much more than what I imagined. For me, Robin Benway has managed to turn an ordinary story into something extraordinary.

What I loved most about this book is that I understood how all the characters felt. I understood why they did what they did, even Oliver’s father. The book was like a friend telling me all their problems and I feel for them so much that I want to hug them and say, “It’s okay. I understand. I am here.”

Review: Unfathomable Chance

This is a surprisingly light read considering that it involves aliens and the whole universe. If I wasn’t so busy, I would have finished it in one sitting. It’s the kind of book that will make you curious enough to flip the next page.

One thing I loved about this book are the characters. I definitely have a soft spot for Roddy, the moody android and Rocky, the love machine. And also, who can resist a talking cat guardian named Kal Zed?

Review: I Wrote This For You

This is great to read when you’re feeling melancholic at 3 AM and can’t sleep.

I read this in one sitting. It was hard not to.

This would have been perfect if not for the pictures.

Some were creepy. Or just a blurry mess that you can’t make out. Not to mention the cover that looks something straight out of a horror movie.

Don’t get me wrong, though. There were still some good ones that give off the right vibe.

But the words, the words were something else. It makes you feel things. It makes you think. Which is where I found myself at 4 AM after reading the book, still unable to sleep and thinking about life while listening to indie music.

On Books

Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.

– John Green

Favorite Quotes

“You’re you,’ he repeats, his eyes full of grief. ‘You’re the same girl who crashed on this planet with me, who I dragged through forests and over mountains, who climbed through a shipwreck full of bodies to save my life. You’re the same girl I loved, and I love you now.”

His idea was still with me, because it was not a vapour sunshine could disperse, nor a sand-traced effigy storms could wash away; it was a name graven on a tablet, fated to last as long as the marble it inscribed.

Recommendations

Below is a list of books I’ve read recently that I loved. Check them out!

Someone Else’s Summer

Anna’s always idolized her older sister, Storm. So when Storm dies in a tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation, Anna is completely lost and her family is torn apart. That is, until she finds Storm’s summer bucket list and decides to honor her sister by having the best summer ever—which includes taking an epic road trip to the coast from her sleepy Iowa town. Setting out to do everything on Storm’s list along with her sister’s best friend CameronMore

It Started With Goodbye

Sixteen-year-old Tatum Elsea is bracing for the worst summer of her life. After being falsely accused of a crime, she’s stuck under stepmother-imposed house arrest and her BFF’s gone ghost. Tatum fills her newfound free time with community service by day and working at her covert graphic design business at night (which includes trading emails with a cute cello-playing client). When Tatum discovers she’s not the only one in the house keeping secretsMore

Zenn Diagram

Eva Walker has literally one friend—if you don’t count her quadruplet three-year-old-siblings—and it’s not even because she’s a math nerd. No, Eva is a loner out of necessity, because everyone and everything around her is an emotional minefield. All she has to do is touch someone, or their shirt, or their cell phone, and she can read all their secrets, their insecurities, their fearsMore