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I love books, art, and photography. My favorite genres are mystery, thriller, and young adult. http://booksopeningdoors.tumblr.com

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City of Glass
Cassandra Clare
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Holly Black
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Ann Brashares
The Moving Finger
Agatha Christie
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine, #2)
Ransom Riggs
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare
Death on the Nile
Agatha Christie
Holy Bible: King James Version


Legend - Marie Lu 3.39 am

GAAAAAH I haven't read a book as amazing as this in a long time!!! I LOVED THIS ONE!

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom Very inspiring. This is what you call a MASTERPIECE.

Review to come.

Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson Bridge to Terabithia is a story about Jess Aarons, a boy whose ambition was to be the fastest runner in fifth grade. But things changed when he met Leslie Burke, the girl who had beaten him in a race and had taken the title he badly wanted.

Jesse had never thought that he would be friends with Leslie. Eventually, they became the best of friends and together they built Terabithia, a kingdom where the two of them reign as king and queen. Terabithia had been 'a place just for them (us)', as Leslie calls it, where they can do whatever and be whoever they want.

This book, though pretty short, has a really great and heart warming story. I was touched by how strong Jess and Leslie's friendship was--how they always had something to learn from the other, and how they were always by each other's side, no matter what. While reading it, I was reminded of my own childhood--how things were much simpler and happier when I was younger--and made me realize how important it is for one to enjoy his early years in life and make the most out of it. As a saying goes, "Life is too short to be anything but happy."


Forbidden - Tabitha Suzuma .

We Were Liars

We Were Liars - E. Lockhart 3.5


Edit (08.12.14)

I read E. Lockhart's We Were Liars out of curiosity. It had a lot of hype online with so many great reviews like "OHMYFREAKINGOSH THE ENDING BLEW ME AWAY" or "THIS BOOK BROKE MY HEART AND I JUST CAN'T STOP CRYING *sobs*" and so on. The synopsis also had this one intriguing line that will definitely catch any Sherlock or Poirot fan's attention: And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. Because mysteries with great plot twists are my cup of tea, I decided to give this book a try.

When I started reading it, I had high expectations, hoping that this one would blow my mind like best-selling mysteries [b:And Then There Were None|16299|And Then There Were None|Agatha Christie|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1391120695s/16299.jpg|3038872] and [b:The Murder of Roger Ackroyd|1910840|The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie Comic Strip)|Bruno Lachard|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347377036s/1910840.jpg|15945461] did. It wasn't as good as the two, but this book gave me the feeling that I don't want to stop reading and I want to find out what is going on. I was thrilled as each chapter threw more and more questions in my head: Why is that? Why did that happen? Is she..? Did he..? What if..? For me, it was like solving a puzzle or a detective mystery: the closer you get to finishing it, the more exciting it gets. But you know what the difference is? Solving a puzzle gives you satisfaction. This book doesn't.

I would have given We Were Liars a rating of 5 stars if it weren't for the lame ending. In my opinion, it was the 'plot twist' that ruined it all. Everything was just perfect, too perfect until it turns out that all of it was a hallucination and Johnny and Mirren and Gat including the two dogs were all dead because of a fire they had started and Cady thinks it was her fault because she was the only one who survived and tadaaah! MIND-BLOWN!! This even would've become one of my favorite books if the twist (I actually saw it coming) was something creative and more shocking, but I just find it meh. And I don't know why everyone else seems to be crying over this one; I just don't find it heart-breaking in any way. Yes, what happened in the end was sad, but it's not like something that will make me cry.

I want to commend the author though, for her very unique writing style. While some find it disturbing, I think it is perfect and suits the story's mysterious theme pretty well.

Ignite Me

Ignite Me - Tahereh Mafi 4.5
This is indeed a worthy final installment! I think this is the best book in the trilogy. Great work, miss Tahereh!

Evil Under The Sun

Evil Under The Sun - Agatha Christie Actual rating: 3.5


Allegiant  - Veronica Roth *NOVEMBER 3, 3:09 am*

Review to come. :'(

*UPDATE: MAY 10, 2013*
Finally, cover is out!! I wonder what does the wave symbolize..

*UPDATE: APRIL 18, 2013*
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What will the cover be? #AllegiantCover

*MARCH 2013*
Maybe RESURGENT would be a suitable title for the third book.

Resurgent, adj. - undergoing or tending to produce resurgence; rising or tending to rise again; reviving; renascent.

Other possible titles:

Convergent, adj. - Coming closer together, esp. in characteristics or ideas; relating to convergence

Emergent, adj. - Coming into view, existence, or notice.

Assurgent, adj. - rising from the sea; growing or extending upward

The World of Divergent: The Path to Allegiant (Divergent, #2.5)

The World of Divergent: The Path to Allegiant - Veronica Roth Most of the parts of this novella I have read already from the extras in my copy of Divergent. It consists of:

♦ Explore the World of Beatrice Prior’s Dystopian Chicago
♦ Veronica Roth Talks about Utopian Worlds
♦ The Factions
♦ What’s in a Name?
♦ Choose Your Faction
♦ Faction Manifestos
♦ Never-Before-Seen Quotes from Allegiant

I took the faction quiz again and got 2 A's, 2 D's, 2 E's and 1 C. Does that mean I'm Divergent? I couldn't believe I got Abnegation as one of my factions. I'm a selfish person, you know. I am selfish. I am brave. hahaha

By the way, the Allegiant quotes are awesome! I love the idea of two point of views! Isn't that great?!?! While reading them I realized I really can't wait for Allegiant! This one's my favorite:

"For me, it feels like driving from truth into a lie, from adulthood into childhood. I watch the land of pavement and glass and metal turn into an empty field. The snow is falling softly now, and I can faintly see the city's skyline up ahead, the buildings just a shade darker than the clouds."

Here's a preview! Don't worry, they're spoiler-free! (I think so?) :)

The Transfer: A Divergent Story

Four: The Transfer: A Divergent Story - Veronica Roth How come I've never heard of this one before?

Amazing novella! Can't wait to read the other three. Gawd I miss reading Divergent. I shall reread it soon.

The Initiate: A Divergent Story

The Initiate: A Divergent Story - Veronica Roth When is this one going to be released? Can't wait to read it!

When a Christian Sins

When a Christian Sins - John R. Rice Sept. 11 2013

I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, Book 1)

I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore Rating: 3.5

The Elite

The Elite - Kiera Cass Will write a review soon.

How to Win Over Worry

How to Win Over Worry - John Haggai Fiinished: October 1 2013

None of these Diseases

None of these Diseases - S.I. McMillen June 18 - July 4 2013