Saturday, January 14, 2017

The In-Between: A Short Story

The In-Between: A Short Story
By Mahmoud Farraj

  So…normally, I don’t read books like this…full of…educational purpose. But since I receive this book, I’ve read it all and find it quite…interesting. It’s hard for me to compare the book with another autobiography by all those famous person, however, I did enjoy reading this book.

  The In-Between is prominent tale about developing yourself to achieve your life's most desirable goals. The book describes the journey of a young entrepreneur who has been taught by some of the most inspirational mentors. The In-Between entails the 7 principles I have learned throughout my journey to get ahead in life. The unique aspect of The In-Between is that it is written in the context of someone who is still fighting for financial freedom. The book is not a get rich quick scheme, written by an author who turned a dollar into a billion. This book is to share the common principles I have seen that holds everyday people back from achieving their dreams. Together as human we can create a more peaceful and joyous journey as we learn from one another. This journey will not be easy, but in the end you will indefinitely see a positive life changing milestone.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Fate of The Tearling (The Queen of The Tearling Series 3)

The Fate of The Tearling
By Erika Johansen 

  …I don’t even know where to start this book…It. Is. Insane. Of course…the cover is as great as usual, I especially love how it managed the pages, it’s absolutely beautiful. 
 And I’ve been so anticipated to finish this book…like more than a year? But…after I finish it…part of me will always lost…forever. This story is one of the craziest things I’ve ever read in ages, no exaggeration, this book is crazier than Heartless, crazier than Throne of Glass, crazier than the weirdest book series you’ve ever read. But it is perfect. I love it…and I hope the rumor of the movie will be out as soon as possible!!!!

  In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has grown from an awkward teenager into a powerful monarch and a visionary leader.
  And as she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, she has transformed her realm. But in her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies - chief among them the evil and feared Red Queen, who ordered the armies of Mortmesne to march against the Tear and crush them.
  To protect her people from such a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable - naming the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, Regent in her place, she surrendered herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy. But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign from her prison in Mortmesne.
  So, the endgame has begun and the fate of Queen Kelsea - and the Tearling itself - will be revealed...

  The ending…oh the ending…I almost cried for the entire book. It’s so unique! But I can understand why this book might get a lot of negative review…after all…this is too novel for some readers to bear. The story started with Fetch and Row, but then after that, the book kept switching its narrator. I used to hate that when Kelsea and Lily were the major characters in The Invasion of Tearling, but now, I love it. Katie was first introduce in this book, and she was such a great character! No wonder she became…(cough)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge

  What’s the most important thing for a bookworm at the beginning of the year? START A NEW GOODREADS CHALLENGE!!!!! I started my bookblog in 2015, so I started the challenge in 2016, and my goal was—100 books!!!! Not only did I successfully complete it, I read 128 books!!!! (yeah!!!!) (Well…I must admit, some of them are novella…so they might not be such a long book.) However, my point is, I’m now going to list down all the book I’ve read in 2016!!!!!  

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Top 12 Books of 2016

Top 12 Books of 2016

  Why 12 books? Because this list is only to list down my favorite read of the month!!! It might be the latest release, it might be a book long long time ago, it might…never exist at all. (Wait? What?!) Of course I’m just kidding…but, this bookish post is inspired by @biblionatic . One of her gorgeous Bookstagram post…so…at the end of 2016, let’s get start!!!


  Honestly…it had been so long…which book did I read exactly in January? I can’t believe I’m still having my college entrance exam!!! But of course, I still read…a lot…and that’s probably the reason why I am now in Foreign Language and Literature department. Let me check on my blog post…Oh. My. God. I’m so active back then!!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW????? 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Tales of Stars (Part 5)

  Although the princess and the prince beheld the greatest power of fire and water, they seldom used it. They knew that all power came with a price.

  Once, the couple flew through the air, and breathed in the soothing air of the night. It was one of their beloved memories among all, cause the funny thing was, even the prince was so noble and powerful on land, he couldn’t control the trick of flying. It was always a joke between him and the princess when they needed to fly up in the sky. Yet, they both enjoyed the air brushing through them, greeting them, and whisper the secrets of the world.

  They flew beside the birds and all those magical flying creatures. It was only once in a while, when they wanted to visit the sun and the moon during the time they lit up in the sky will the prince and the princess flew through the endless sky. In their usual lives, they were always exhausted after a long day of travel, sometime, after the battle with evil creatures. Since the princess’s singing power was no longer a secret, they used it will. It was never their intention to kill those precious creatures, but in some way, those were their duty.

  That day, while the princess and the prince flew through a land of sand and stone, an unusual light shined in the sky. It was not the princess’s beloved moon nor the prince’s stars. The light shined like nothing else, it flew with the wind, flew through the milky way, flew among the magical creatures among them. However, once the light approached, the sky no longer peaceful. The wind howled, the stars wouldn’t listen to the prince’s command the moon hid in the clouds.

  It was a strange thing to the princess and prince, for they never met the situation once, not in their long long lives. Suddenly, a movement of wind covered the princess, like a swirl, like a hurricane. It carried the princess all over the sky, blew out the starlight, and scarred away all the magic creatures.

  The prince chased after the strange wind, over continents, over oceans, finally, he found the princess landed on a barren island. The princess lay unconsciously on the ground, with no wound, no scar, but she couldn’t awake. The prince tried every method to wake her, yet till the end of the day, he still had no clue what happened to her.

  With the princess unconscious, there was no sun light and moon light in the sky, the entire world had nothing but silence and darkness. Even to the prince’s sorrow, he couldn’t leave the world behind, he knew he couldn’t abandon those creatures the princess lived so much. So he stayed at the land with the princess day and night, yet remained the rise and set of the stars, for they brought some hope and light into the dark world, where the princess fallen asleep.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
By J. K. Rowling

The year is 1926 in the city of New York…

  When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…

  The most Most MOst MOSt MOST EXCITED MOVIE IN 2016????
DEFINITELY FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM!!!!! AND WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO TYPE THE REVIEW???? WHAT ARE YOU ACTUALLY DOING VIVIAN????? Well…I’ll explain that, later. Now, start with the movie. guys, I love it, I totally love it. It’s my second life. I’ve never feel so amazing by a movie…and after watching it, (don’t hit me for this) But to me, right now, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is even better than Harry Potter series!!!! See? My all-time favorite actor, my all-time favorite series’ author, my all-time favorite setting…BANG!!!! IT’S JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!!!! I know I’m a bit too excited (A BIT) but you’ll definitely feel the same if you watch the movie as I do. I’ve waited for a little longer than I original planned to watch the movie, and that’s the reason why I didn’t write the movie review earlier. (Since everyone has already saw it…so what’s the point of writing one immediately?)

The Silent Songbird (Fairy Tale Romance Series 7)

The Silent Songbird
By Melanie Dickerson

  So…I shouldn’t have waited so long to write the review and I shouldn’t have posted nothing for so long, and I shouldn’t have been such a horrible blogger, and I shouldn’t have been so lazy these days… Yeah, I’m done with that. Now…The Silent Songbird. As you might know from the past, I’m a extreme fan of Melanie. I love mostly her every book, EVERY. SINGLE. BOOK. Yes, I love that much, and her fairy tales retelling is one of the only romance I read. Probably the only one I read. So, of course The Silent Songbird is one the must-read list of 2016. Now…how do I say this? It’s not bad…but yes, when you heard me say this…you could have probably guess that I didn’t enjoy as much as I used to be. I love the Hagenheim series, especially Lord le Wyse…but…his son disappointed me a bit. But it turned out well, I guess you’ll just need to read till the end to love it.

  Evangeline longs to be free, to live in the world outside the castle walls. But freedom comes at a cost.
  Evangeline is the ward and cousin of King Richard II, and yet she dreams of a life outside of Berkhamsted Castle, where she might be free to marry for love and not politics. But the young king betroths her to his closest advisor, Lord Shiveley, a man twice as old as Evangeline. Desperate to escape a life married to a man she finds revolting, Evangeline runs away from the king and joins a small band of servants on their way back to their home village.