27.4.17

Review : Geekerella


Geekerella
by Ashley Poston 
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Genre : Romance, Young-Adult, Contemporary,         Retelling
Pages : 320
Goodreads Rating : 4.17

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

26.4.17

Review : Alex, approximately


Alex, approximately
by Jenn Bennet
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Genre : Romance, Young-Adult, Contemporary
Pages : 388
Goodreads Rating : 4.1

The one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie fan Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new archnemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever it is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.
 

21.4.17

Review : Daughter of the Pirate King

Daughter of the Pirate King
by Tricia Lavenseller

Genre : Fantasy, Young-Adult, Adventure, Action, Romance
Series : Daughter of the Pirate King #1
Pages : 320
Goodreads Rating : 4.03

There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.
More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

17.12.16

Review : The Girl Who Could Fly


The Girl Who Could Fly
The Girl Who Could Fly
by Victoria Forester

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Genre                       :  Fantasy, Middle Grade, Fiction
Series                       :  The Girl Who Could Fly #1
Pages                       :  328
Goodread Ratings  :  4.03

When homeschooled farm girl Piper McCloud reveals her ability to fly, she is quickly taken to a secret government facility to be trained with other exceptional children, but she soon realizes that something is very wrong and begins working with brilliant and wealthy Conrad to escape.

"Piper decided to jump off the roof. It wasn't a rash decision on her part. This was her plan: Climb to the top of the roof, pick up speed by running from one end all the way to the other. Jump off. Finally, and most importantly, don't fall. She didn't make plans in the event she did fall, because if you jump off the roof of your house and land on your head, you really don't need any plans from that point on. Even Piper knew that. So that's what she did. She jumped clean off her roof. But before we get to what happens next, you'll probably need to know a thing or two about a thing or two..."
At first glance : Girl, that’s a terrible cover
After finished the book : The cover is fantastic!

I forgot how much I enjoyed reading middle-grade stories, and reading this bring back the memory of that age. You know, the feeling, the experience of middle grade, where I don’t have anything to worry about.

My first glance, gave me the impression of something like Enid Blyton’s animal stories and I don’t know why. Maybe because of the farm vibe.

But! But!
To hell with my first expectation. This book is amazing and fantastic and brilliant and phenomenal and…lets stop.

Piper is great girl character that you cant help but root for. Her fly ability left her parents with no choice but to keep her in house, and restricted her fly behaviour. Untill, one day..you cant expect Piper was the only girl with exceptional ability. And that was when the adventure began.

Imagine a bunch of kids with special abilities, people may see them as freaks and frightening. And don’t even keep a low expectation with these kids, you never know what they are capable of.
Might be spoiler : I love Piper and Conrad platonic relationship!

Overall : Great plot, might be slow in the beginning, but it gets better. The characters are amazing and damn that plot-twist eventhough I might expect that will happen. Never better.



I haven’t write for such a long time, and my writing skill is getting worst and need more polishing. My idea seems to be not as smooth as before and I am a bit slow to get back to write a review.