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.
When you think you already know what will happen, think again.
The story starts where Strange the Dreamer ended. Sarai — now a ghost — is being used by Minya to threaten Lazlo to take her to Weep so she could finally fulfill her purpose: revenge. Before reading the book, I already had an idea in mind. Minya will threaten Lazlo, Lazlo will comply and people from Weep will think he betrayed them. In the end, they will find a way to stop Minya. But I was so, so far from the truth.
This is my first Helen Hoang book so I had no expectations. I heard about The Kiss Quotient — it was big on the book blogging community — but I haven’t had time to read it yet. But when I got an ARC for the second book, I couldn’t miss the opportunity.
Right from the beginning, I was hooked. It even made me stay up late until 4 AM even though I had work in the morning. It was that good.
What if we could modify our bodies to eradicate all diseases, enhance our intelligence and strength, be able to fly or breathe underwater, and do so much more than what we’re currently capable of? If mankind was given the power to redefine what it means to be human, what would we do?
Sounds amazing, right? But as the author put it, “We will definitely find some way of messing this up in spectacular fashion.” Because that’s what humans are good at — destroying anything.
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.
★★★★★ – One word. PERFECT.
★★★★☆ – Lacking just a tiny bit of something.
★★★☆☆ – Good but not great.
★★☆☆☆ – Disappointing.
★☆☆☆☆ – Terrible.
Everything on this blog is my opinion.
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
Below is a list of books I’ve read recently that I loved. Check them out!
See all recommendations here.
One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.
Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.
Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature… More
Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride… More
When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head… More