lordofthecubs:

erikadprice:

yeahwriters:

abandonedmarionette:

Because I live in a third world country and our stupid bookstore still do not have copies of Stephanie Perkins’ Isla and the Happily Ever After. And it sucks because I am really looking forward to reading it.
And so, like always, my go-to back up plan is to read it in my Kindle. I don’t care anymore what medium I use, I just need to read the freakin’ book. Still, I’m going to buy an actual copy of this as soon as it is available. I am so excited like hell. Wish me luck guys. Will update you guys as soon as I finish reading, of course, spoiler-free! 
Who else is reading Isla and the Happily Ever After?

^Another factor for Kindle/ebook-haters to consider.

Bingfuckingo. Kindle and Amazon may be problematic, but e-reading has democratized book access and made a vast library of free and cheap(er) books available to a wide, wide array of people, including many in the developing world. 
Thanks to ebooks, poor people all over the world can download whatever they want, including countless classics for FREE. This is true even for those living remote areas without access to book stores. 
Or let’s say you live in a rural, exurban, or poor urban area in the “developed” world. With an e-reader, you can download any fucking book that exists in ebook format. You’re no longer the behest of the one generic chain bookstore that exists in your town.
Because brick and mortar bookstores have been dying for a long time and prior to ebooks, many people have limited book buying options. In some regions of this country, people only have access to Walmart’s piddly-ass book section — a lot of people in fact. For many of them, e-readers are a revelation. 
Ereaders have made it possible to download all manner of obscure genre books, text books (!), sex, medical, and science books, indie fiction, new releases, controversial books, weird romance novels, free classics, reference books, etc, many of which people had no access to in the past.
At a fraction of the cost, and with complete portability. 
If you’re some weird page-sniffing elitist living in a major city crammed with used bookstores, you need to sit the fuck down and give e-readers a chance. And if you hate Amazon, that’s fine — use Kobo instead. 

I agree with most of your points, but being in a contrary mood, I’ll inject a few devil’s advocate caveats. 
It is clear that e-readers have democratized access to information and literature in a way not experienced before. But, in some respects, the benefits still enure to a limited subset of the population. To enjoy these benefits, you must be able to afford the device, have access to internet to download material, and have access to reliable utilities to keep it charged.
Even in America, there are people who live in areas where there isn’t public Wifi at every corner coffee shops (or even any corner coffee shops!) For some, the public library, yard sales, and hand-me-down books from friends is still the cheapest way to get your hands on books. 
But I think this is changing slowly. As economies in India, China, and other emerging powerhouses grow, the idea of utilities (clean water, electricity, etc.) as a common right is growing as well. And with that, the demand for access to the internet will follow close behind.

Woah woah woah. What is happening here? I just slept and suddenly, there’s a wild debate about ebooks and printed books on my post. I love all your thoughts and respect each of your opinions guys.
But I think it all goes down to preference. If a person enjoys hard, actual printed books, then fine, let them bask in the beauty that is the printed word. Let them sniff their hearts out of those brilliant books. Let them bask in the feel of the pages as they flip through each one. Allow them to cherish the moment as they crack the spine of a newly bought book.
On the other hand, when another person prefers the handiness and portability of e-readers, let them be, too. Allow them to savor the light-weight techy-ness of their Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Ipad, or whatever e-reader they own. Let them rejoice in the thought of carrying loads of books in the palm of their hands. 
You see, it does not matter what the medium is. We all read books for certain purpose. The most important thing is not about the tools we use, I think what we should focus on is the story itself, allow ourselves to be drunk with each phrase, each sentence, each chapter and be filled with the magic of the story no matter if we read it from the hard/softbound book, e-reader, or even listen to them in audio books. There’s no need to fight guys. Love the content and do not worry about the medium.

lordofthecubs:

erikadprice:

yeahwriters:

abandonedmarionette:

Because I live in a third world country and our stupid bookstore still do not have copies of Stephanie Perkins’ Isla and the Happily Ever After. And it sucks because I am really looking forward to reading it.

And so, like always, my go-to back up plan is to read it in my Kindle. I don’t care anymore what medium I use, I just need to read the freakin’ book. Still, I’m going to buy an actual copy of this as soon as it is available. I am so excited like hell. Wish me luck guys. Will update you guys as soon as I finish reading, of course, spoiler-free! 

Who else is reading Isla and the Happily Ever After?

^Another factor for Kindle/ebook-haters to consider.

Bingfuckingo. Kindle and Amazon may be problematic, but e-reading has democratized book access and made a vast library of free and cheap(er) books available to a wide, wide array of people, including many in the developing world. 

Thanks to ebooks, poor people all over the world can download whatever they want, including countless classics for FREE. This is true even for those living remote areas without access to book stores. 

Or let’s say you live in a rural, exurban, or poor urban area in the “developed” world. With an e-reader, you can download any fucking book that exists in ebook format. You’re no longer the behest of the one generic chain bookstore that exists in your town.

Because brick and mortar bookstores have been dying for a long time and prior to ebooks, many people have limited book buying options. In some regions of this country, people only have access to Walmart’s piddly-ass book section — a lot of people in fact. For many of them, e-readers are a revelation. 

Ereaders have made it possible to download all manner of obscure genre books, text books (!), sex, medical, and science books, indie fiction, new releases, controversial books, weird romance novels, free classics, reference books, etc, many of which people had no access to in the past.

At a fraction of the cost, and with complete portability. 

If you’re some weird page-sniffing elitist living in a major city crammed with used bookstores, you need to sit the fuck down and give e-readers a chance. And if you hate Amazon, that’s fine — use Kobo instead. 

I agree with most of your points, but being in a contrary mood, I’ll inject a few devil’s advocate caveats. 

It is clear that e-readers have democratized access to information and literature in a way not experienced before. But, in some respects, the benefits still enure to a limited subset of the population. To enjoy these benefits, you must be able to afford the device, have access to internet to download material, and have access to reliable utilities to keep it charged.

Even in America, there are people who live in areas where there isn’t public Wifi at every corner coffee shops (or even any corner coffee shops!) For some, the public library, yard sales, and hand-me-down books from friends is still the cheapest way to get your hands on books. 

But I think this is changing slowly. As economies in India, China, and other emerging powerhouses grow, the idea of utilities (clean water, electricity, etc.) as a common right is growing as well. And with that, the demand for access to the internet will follow close behind.

Woah woah woah. What is happening here? I just slept and suddenly, there’s a wild debate about ebooks and printed books on my post. I love all your thoughts and respect each of your opinions guys.

But I think it all goes down to preference. If a person enjoys hard, actual printed books, then fine, let them bask in the beauty that is the printed word. Let them sniff their hearts out of those brilliant books. Let them bask in the feel of the pages as they flip through each one. Allow them to cherish the moment as they crack the spine of a newly bought book.

On the other hand, when another person prefers the handiness and portability of e-readers, let them be, too. Allow them to savor the light-weight techy-ness of their Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Ipad, or whatever e-reader they own. Let them rejoice in the thought of carrying loads of books in the palm of their hands. 

You see, it does not matter what the medium is. We all read books for certain purpose. The most important thing is not about the tools we use, I think what we should focus on is the story itself, allow ourselves to be drunk with each phrase, each sentence, each chapter and be filled with the magic of the story no matter if we read it from the hard/softbound book, e-reader, or even listen to them in audio books. There’s no need to fight guys. Love the content and do not worry about the medium.

It’s raining like hell outside, so guess what I intend to do all day?
See the picture? Yup, I’m gonna try watching all of the Doctor Who classic episodes! I am currently on the 3rd episode and frankly, I love how they can create such effects with very little budget and with lack of modern CGI. It’s almost next to impossible to make a sci-fi movie at that time. It’s so amazing.
I love how the Doctor starts as a selfish man, not wanting to bother with the human race. Its such a contrast to his present personality in which he’s willing to sacrifice everything to save humanity. 
Damn, I really adore this show.

It’s raining like hell outside, so guess what I intend to do all day?

See the picture? Yup, I’m gonna try watching all of the Doctor Who classic episodes! I am currently on the 3rd episode and frankly, I love how they can create such effects with very little budget and with lack of modern CGI. It’s almost next to impossible to make a sci-fi movie at that time. It’s so amazing.

I love how the Doctor starts as a selfish man, not wanting to bother with the human race. Its such a contrast to his present personality in which he’s willing to sacrifice everything to save humanity. 

Damn, I really adore this show.

NEXT READS:
George’s Secret Key To The Universe by Lucy & Stephen Hawking
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
<I’m so excited to read both. And yes, I am reading them both, alternating with each other. Trust me, I do this and it’s fine. Wish me luck and as always, happy reading to everyone!

NEXT READS:

<I’m so excited to read both. And yes, I am reading them both, alternating with each other. Trust me, I do this and it’s fine. Wish me luck and as always, happy reading to everyone!

Random facts

I was tagged by unspecialbeautifulthings so here goes:

So, the game: Give five random things about yourself and then pass is to your followers.

1. Aside from books, I have an extensive collection of bookmarks, nail polishes, watches, and lipsticks.

2. I prefer my sodas flat. I know, that the sting in your throat is the point of drinks being carbonated, but I hate that. I usually shake my sodas and let the fizz escape before drinking.

3. I am allergic to shrimp and lobster, dust, and selected beaches. I am not kidding. Usually, when a beach is not that clean, my whole body would be full of tiny itchy little red bumps.

4. I am an Atheist, but I am baptized as Catholic when I was a baby.

5. I don’t believe in marriage.I now tag Lendl , Jen , David , Sarah , Migs and Luigi. Have fun guys! :D

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Okay, so I bought this book on a whim during one of the book sales I went to. It was marked 10% it’s original price and so I thought to myself, why the hell not, it’s so cheap. I did not know anything about the book. I did not even read the blurb inside the jacket cover. I just thought that good or bad, I’d nothing to lose since the price of the book is very cheap.

And then I got home and look it up on Goodreads. I was partly torn when I read the summary and the reviews. The gist seemed interesting enough for me, actually I find it good and different, plus it’s a dystopian book. It made me want to read the book already. But then as I scanned the reviews, I saw that a lot of people did not enjoy it and some were saying that the book was not worth it. And so what’s the best thing I can do? Read it and find out for myself, which is what I did.

The story is set the future in which people’s lifespan is drastically shortened to a mere 20-25 years. This was cause by a botched genetic experiment where the first generation to receive the intervention became strong, healthy and flawless but caused their offsprings to live only up to 20 or 25 years. When a female reached 20 years of age and a male reached 25, he/she will acquire a virus that would take their lives. This virus is of unknown origin and has no cure. The world’s population dramatically decreased, crime and poverty skyrocketed. As a result, people tend to live in fast pace, marrying to early or giving birth as early as their bodies can allow. Young girls are being captured to be sold as brides to wealthy men to bear more children.

In comes Rhine, a 16-year old girl captured by Gatherers and was sold to Linden, her will-be husband. Rhine wanted nothing more than to escape and go back to his twin brother, Rowan. As Linden’s wife, she was introduced to the glamorous world or wealth and illusion. But all of this seemed nothing when she was caged up in a huge mansion, not allowed to go out on her own. Also, she was terrified of Linden’s father, an eccentric doctor desperate in finding an antidote for their genetic flaw to such lengths that he hoards corpses in their basement. Rhine also has a love-hate relationship with her sister wives, two other brides sold to Linden for purpose of marrying and child-bearing. 

Rhine didn’t know who to trust except one of the servant, Gabriel. Together, the two try to plot their escape from this fake world. Would they have enough time to reach their goal or would they die in the mansion trying?

You see, this is a unique plot for me. I don’t know if there are any other books with the same story but for me, it’s a first. Reading the book, I get why people seem to get uncomfortable. Most of the theme is the books is disturbing. The fact that minors are being sold to become polygamous wives to bear children is cringe-worthy enough. Also, there seemed to be a Stockholm syndrome feel to it. Some people was angered by the fact that the brides, including Rhine, starts to feel attached and feel sorry for Linden, despite being their captor. But then when you know the whole story, you’d understand why. I, myself, hated how Rhine slowly grow a soft spot for Linden at first because I felt that her actions contradicted her plans for freedom. But then when some secrets were revealed, I somehow saw through Rhine’s eyes and empathized. 

Another disturbing part in the book is when Linden would sleep with the brides alternately. Well, it was to be expected because their purpose was to bear his child, but it really got to me since the wives knew when it was happening. This gave Linden the douche-y personality, jumping onto one wife to another, which I guess irritated and disgusted a lot of readers. I felt pain for the brides, not only because I felt they were being harassed but also because they know that they had no choice. 

Speaking of choices, Rhine chose to act as a good wife to try and gain Linden’s trust to make her plans of escape easier. Despite this, it was clear in the book that she has a more powerful feeling for Gabriel, their servant and her partner-in-crime. I just don’t know how to feel about their relationship. I know that Rhine and Gabriel has the circumstances, prisoners forced to live their lives in the mansion and perform their designated roles. There wasn’t much chance to explore their relationship in the book. Most of the parts focused on Linden and Rhine’s interactions. 

The book also tackled human experimentation. Linden’s father was a doctor, so hell-bent in finding the cure that he is willing to mutilate people every chance he get. This was unknown to Linden but Rhine and Jenna, one of the sister wives, were very aware of it. I get that he was trying to help prolong his son’s life, but up to what cost? It’s scary, but I think it is somehow reflective of what’s going on in real life. Advancement in technology pushes us to more experiments, more trials but sometimes, too much causes harm to the living. I mean, in the book, it was our own fault that the human race suddenly have short lifespan. Our thirst for perfection backfired and caused an irreparable damage which change everything.

The book was not very fast-paced but it was detailed. It was rich with description of their environment, and I felt that there was good world-building. I enjoyed the mysteries and the unraveling of events, though I felt that it was incomplete and hanging. But I understand that it is a trilogy so maybe more will be revealed in the other books. I like all the characters and each of them has different but significant personalities. It made the story work somehow and I am intrigued as to what would happen to each of them in the other books. 

Overall, I would give this book a 4/5. It gives me so much emotions while reading. I could relate to each character even when I haven’t experience what they went through. It was a bit depressing because it has such heavy themes in it but when you think about it, these thing happen in real life, some places are still practicing polygamy and concubinage. I like how relatable the book was despite the controversial themes.

It’s official: I AM IN LOVE WITH PETER CAPALDI.

Okay, so I have seen a lot of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge but I am only posting this one. I had a real good laugh with this, it was so epic.

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, everyone.

This, my friends, is the ultimate bookworm&#8217;s best friend! And nope, it&#8217;s not something people use to hide their being high.
Hahaha. Forgive me. I am experiencing dry eyes for a couple of days now and it may be due to eye strain because of excessive reading and watching TV series. Finally, my mom bought me this and oh my eyes just feels so good right now.
So tell me, am I the only one experiencing dry eyes because of too much reading?

This, my friends, is the ultimate bookworm’s best friend! And nope, it’s not something people use to hide their being high.

Hahaha. Forgive me. I am experiencing dry eyes for a couple of days now and it may be due to eye strain because of excessive reading and watching TV series. Finally, my mom bought me this and oh my eyes just feels so good right now.

So tell me, am I the only one experiencing dry eyes because of too much reading?

Now that I’ve graduated, I want nothing more than to live in my dorm again. Right now, our house is such a shitty place to live. It’s not the physical aspect that’s bugging me. It’s the people I’m living with. They are the problem.

When I stay in my dorm with my roommates, it was harmonious and peaceful. We don’t fight, we help each other, we have fun. But now, here, in our house, there would always be fights, shouting, nagging, and whatever hell you can think of. And seriously, I cannot stand it anymore. My mom always notice the small things and make a big deal out of it.

Oh, you forgot to turn off the fan before you went into the bathroom to pee, do you know how high our electrical bill already? For fuck’s sake, you forgot to throw away this tiny piece of cotton, do I always need to clean up after you? You woke up late again, it’s already lunch time, you’re such a lazy person. Why are you waking up so early, you’re too noisy. Where are you going, your off with your friends again, always going home late!! You’re not doing anything, why don’t you try and get out of the house and stay away from you laptop or your books.. blah blah blah. On and on and on. I cannot even read in silence. I can’t understand what she wants from me and my sister.

Sometimes, I wish I have a job already and my own money so that I can move out. It seems as though there’s nothing my sister and I could do to please my mom. She’s such a neat freak and one hair out of pace meant hours of nagging and lecture. 

I miss having a quiet place for myself. I hate this. I don’t like conflict. I never talk balk. I don’t want to make the issue any worse than it is. But I cannot be in a place like this anymore. I hate this kind of atmosphere. It makes me want to be deaf and shut everything out. I don’t know what to do anymore.

Because it&#8217;s raining like fuckin&#8217; crazy outside complete with roaring thunder and lightning, I am shut inside our house. And what better way to escape than to go into a (somewhat)new dystopian world! With coffee, course!
I have read a lot of mixed reviews about this book and I don&#8217;t really know what to expect. I was just too curious of its premise. Apparently, a butchered medical experiment caused the shortening of the lifespan of the human race. Males only reach 25 years old and 20 years for females before they die. Due to this, young women are kidnapped and sold as brides so they can bear more children who may one day find a cure for this genetic anomaly. 
I guess I really want to know how this will work out. So yes, I am diving into The Chemical Garden bandwagon and see for myself. Wish me luck! :D

Because it’s raining like fuckin’ crazy outside complete with roaring thunder and lightning, I am shut inside our house. And what better way to escape than to go into a (somewhat)new dystopian world! With coffee, course!

I have read a lot of mixed reviews about this book and I don’t really know what to expect. I was just too curious of its premise. Apparently, a butchered medical experiment caused the shortening of the lifespan of the human race. Males only reach 25 years old and 20 years for females before they die. Due to this, young women are kidnapped and sold as brides so they can bear more children who may one day find a cure for this genetic anomaly. 

I guess I really want to know how this will work out. So yes, I am diving into The Chemical Garden bandwagon and see for myself. Wish me luck! :D

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

I have read this book during the last week of July, and I already wrote the review but I was not able to post it because I didn’t have the time to type it due to our PT licensure exam last August 2 & 3. Now, I am free and so here it is:

I have been so reluctant to read this book ever since i saw it in the bookstore because of its cover. I mean, can you see those pictures? They are screaming steamy romance and I just, you know, don’t bask in the idea of that as a main theme in a book. I did not even bother reading the summary of the book and the reviews written by my friends. 

And so how did I come upon reading it? Well, it was a last resort of some kind. During the last week of July, there was a mad storm that hit our country, and lucky me was stuck in my dorm. There was a power outage that lasted for 3 days and my both my Kindle and my phone were dead. Also, I did not have any books with me that time because I already brought them home as preparation for my moving out after the board exams. The only available reading material that time was this book and my textbooks. Of course, who would choose textbooks? So I guess you can say that me reading this book was a lucky mishap. I finished it overnight and oh how thankful was I that I read it. 

Okay, enough with my babble and into the story. 

In the book, you will get Brittany Ellis, the all-perfect blonde girl who is on top of the social ladder of their high school. She created this perfect facade and aims to maintain it as long as possible. And then you also have Alex Fuentes, the typical bad boy, a gang member from the other not-so-popular part of town. These are two characters so unlikely to cross paths until that one day in Chemistry where they were assigned as lab partners. This became the turning point of their lives. Soon, Brittany’s wall of flawless reputation starts crumbling down and Alex got to take a peek at her hidden side. On the other hand, Brittany was also able to learn more about the seemingly good-for-nothing guy and realize that there’s more to him than his affiliations.

Not a very unique plot, isn’t it? I mean, I don’t know with you guys but for me, this is a typical storyline of most of the TV dramas we have locally. You know, the perfect-rich-girl-plus-the-poor-bad-guy-equals-weird-love-story. That is so cliche. But hey, I really enjoyed the book!

I was so wrong to think that this book just sports romance. It was so much more than that, and the depth of the characters’ personalities is just one point to focus on that would prove that this is a great story. One moment you were given characters that were so shallow that you’d even wonder if you’ll bother finishing the book. But then all of a sudden, all their secrets were revealed and thrown out in the open, leaving you to contemplate & have second thoughts about the people around you. 

This book tells us that no one is one-dimensional and that we should not just easily classify others into one category/stereotype. As I’ve said, I know that this is not the first book to point this out but I think it shout outs to a lot of readers because it was so realistic and it shows how much difficult it really is to try to break the mold and get out of the expected norm. Also, it doesn’t hurt that the characters are close to my age.

Another thing I love about this book is its focus on people with disabilities. Shelley, Brittany’s older sister, has cerebral palsy. Being in the field of physical therapy, I have dealt with a lot of children burdened with this condition. I know how difficult it is for them and their family. The struggle is not just physical, but also mental and emotional. This book showed us exactly that and at the same time, tells us how we should treat people with disabilities. The book tells us that they should be given as much care, love and patience as we do with people who don’t have disabilities. The story showed us an insight, a tiny glimpse inside Shelley’s head, that tells us that people like her are also capable of understanding, feeling and showing emotions though it may be in a different way.

The relationship between Brittany and Alex was also one that I can consider ideal. We get a lot of stories wherein the couple just fit in easily with each other. But what Alex and Brittany had to endure was so much more. Their differences not only lies in their beliefs, but also extend to their families, personalities, and experiences. The contrast between the two was so great that it reached a point in which their lives could have been in danger with one wrong choice. Most couples I know would not be able to withstand such challenges, hell, they won’t even be caught in those kinds of mess in the first place. But in this story, Brittany and Alex struggled to learn about their mistakes, made unbelievable choices and surprisingly, were able to push through all the shit they faced. And I think that this is the kind of relationship that I would like to be in. They know that they needed time to heal and they did not force things when they know that it was not right for both of them just yet. I like that. Most of the people these days either rush through thing or just give up when they cannot handle the situation. It’s a breath of fresh air reading about these characters.

The main theme of this book isn’t actually romance. It’s about bridging the gap between diversities. Reading it, I guess it encompasses not just difference between race and culture, but also diversity in a sense that one person can be a whole lot more than what they want us to perceive. I think that the most important lesson we can learn from this book is that no one is just plain simple. We are all complicated beings with stringing complicated webs in life. We don’t have to judge anyone when we don’t know their whole story.

Woooh, that was a loooong review. But what can I say, a true 5/5 book deserves it. The only problem I had while reading this was that I had to look up Spanish phrases on the internet because I don’t speak it and I don’t understand what the characters were saying sometimes. Other than that, I’d recommend this book to everyone!

The London Magazine 

So, earlier this month, I got a message from Jessica of The London Magazine offering me a copy of their magazine’s latest issue for review. This is not the first time I received such request, but it is the first time I got one from an international magazine. The ones I got before are from local magazines in the Philippines, which I have been reading already even before they contacted me.

Of course, I agreed because I was really curious about the content. They told me that it features literary compositions such as poems, essays, and short stories from various writers from London. If there is one thing you need to know about me, it is that I am such a huge Anglophile. I am really interested in England’s culture, arts, and people. I love reading about the country and everything in it. And so this is a great chance to explore about it more.

True to their word, I received my printed copy just a while ago. I haven’t read the whole thing yet, but let’s just say I was completely in love with the cover. It’s just so beautiful. I will be reading this today and will post a complete review as soon as I am done. I am really happy that The London Magazine gave me the chance to know about their work. Words cannot express how lucky I feel right now. 

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Hello po. Madali po ba ang PT sa UST? Meron din po bang mga Math subjects sa course na yun? Thank you po. :-)

Uhm, based on my experience, and most of my batchmates, PT is a very difficult course. It’s not all theories since we have to do a lot of hands-on techniques on patients. What you need is a good memory, a skilled hand, an understanding personality, and loads of coffee and energy drink. Oh, and sleep is about 4 hours everyday. HAHAHA. And about math, all college course have math. In PT, we have college algebra, trigo, physics, and bio and org chem. So yes, there is math. :D

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47:What book have you reread the most?

The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling. No other contenders. HAHA. Read the about 15 times? Started when I was 7(2000) years old when the 1st book was given to me as a birthday present. And then every year, I would read the books I have again before the movie was released and also before the next book comes out. I also see to it that I read the series at least once a year, usually during summer. :D

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All these questions are related so... 1,2,3, and 4.

1:What was the last book you read?

The last book I’ve read was Firespell by Chloe Neil. But literally, the last book I’ve read but still unfinished is Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins.

2:Was it a good one?

Firespell is a so-so book for me. I enjoyed the mystery part, all those secrets that needed to be unearthed but it was too slow-paced for my liking. Most chapters felt like a drag, and I just wanted it to be done.

3:What made it good?

Good parts of the book is the mystery, as I’ve mentioned. I also particularly enjoyed the relationship between the main character and her friend. There was a lot of sarcasm and dry humor between their conversational exchanges and I had a good laugh.


4:Would you recommend it to other people?

I would recommend it to people who love boarding-school-setting type of books and fantasy-lovers. But be warned, the plot is a bit predictable and there are other better fantasy books out there. :)