Sunday, August 11

Book Review:
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You 

by Ally Carter

Love You, Kill You cover

Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her?
Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.

Personal Fave Punch: “I looked around and thought, Oh, yeah, I can see why I'd be tough to spot. I was sitting on a bench in plain sight.”
Movement/Mood after reading: Resisting to pick-up the next book.
Bit on Bits: FUN and CUTE read, with slight family issues.

This was the first YA book I read last year and I was so happy with it that I started reading more from the genre. I was a bit apprehensive that I might find it annoying and a waste of my time. Good thing I felt the need for something new and that I picked a book by Ally Carter.

Saturday, August 10

The HEIRS on its way this October!

October can't come soon enough for kdrama fans! Much buzz has been going around since the announcement of a new posh-school themed drama. Many fans claim to be sick of this same old drama plot but STILL can't help being excited. I can totally relate.

He Who Wishes To Wear the Crown, Endure Its Weight – The Heirs, or simply HEIRS, appears to have the feel of Boys Before Flowers and... well, not much else is known. While the several synopses I've read online are unoriginal and bland, the cast sure aren't.

Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye
Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye

Topping the list are Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye. If you've been a kdrama fan for quite some time, you wouldn't need to click on the names I hyperlinked because you'd know how adored these two are. I'm not sure which one has the larger fan base but I know both have huge following. I don't go crazy over Lee Min Ho but I love, LOVE, Park Shin Hye. Personally, I can't imagine the chemistry but I hope their loveteam works. As main leads, LMH plays the rich guy and PSH the poor girl. We know how that usually turns-out so I'm hoping some twists will make the drama standout.

HEIRS also has two of my favorite actresses from the seriously underrated (in my opinion) kdrama What's Up.

Tuesday, August 6

Book Review:
Girl of Nightmares

Girl of Nightmares 
by Kendare Blake

Girl of Nightmares cover

It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on. 

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with. Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. 

But something is very wrong...these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears. Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor.

Personal Fave Punch: “I ate the fucking gingersnaps.”
Movement after reading: Hugging my huge pillow.
Bit on Bits: Less funny but more scary stuff. Heh, “stuff”.


I wanted to say MEH to this one because I didn't get enough Cas-Anna loving. But my horror-loving self won out. What, with all those beautifully crafted creepy scenes? FIVE flippin' hearts. AGAIN. (And yes, I refuse to swear like an adult. )

Since this is a sequel, I highly recommend reading ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD first to appreciate the book better.

GIRL OF NIGHTMARES continues the story months after Anna sacrificed herself to protect the the guy she loved, his mother and friends. Nobody knows where exactly she ended-up but they all think that she's finally at peace. Except for Cas. When Anna starts to seemingly haunt him, he disregards everybody's warning to stop looking for her. He, with help from Thomas and Carmel, desperately searches for a way to reach Anna. As the story progresses, some secrets about his athame are also revealed and some friendships are tested.