Friday, February 19, 2016

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Jellicoe Road
Melina Marchetta
YA Contemporary
Paperback, 432 pages
9 March 2010 (First published in AUS; 2006) by Harper Teen US

Goodreads Ratings: 4.16/5

In this lyrical, absorbing, award-winning novel, nothing is as it seems, and every clue leads to more questions.

At age eleven, Taylor Markham was abandoned by her mother. At fourteen, she ran away from boarding school, only to be tracked down and brought back by a mysterious stranger. Now seventeen, Taylor's the reluctant leader of her school's underground community, whose annual territory war with the Townies and visiting Cadets has just begun. This year, though, the Cadets are led by Jonah Griggs, and Taylor can't avoid his intense gaze for long. To make matters worse, Hannah, the one adult Taylor trusts, has disappeared. But if Taylor can piece together the clues Hannah left behind, the truth she uncovers might not just settle her past, but also change her future.

"You just have to belong. Long to be."
"By blood?"
"By love."

Do you know what's beautiful? its THIS BOOK.
Do you know which book I love? its THIS BOOK.
Do you know which book I'm planning to reread every year? its THIS BOOK.
Do you know which book made me cry so effortlessly? its THIS BOOK. (i didnt notice there were tears until my cheeks got wet)

I'm going to make it my life mission starting from now to make sure everyone I know has read this book at least once. And that includes you. Until then, we're not friends.

Its YA but its not very YA bcs its light yet its heavy. Its fluffy yet so full of heartbreaking tragedies. Definitely suits all ages.


Wise word from my friend Farah :

"I spent the first 50-100 pages of the book in a tug-of-war of boringness and this-scene-makes-me-want-to-read-the-book-more. EVERY TIME I felt like giving up on the book, Marchetta bait me with this scene that made me intrigued to find out what happens next. And it works! EVERY TIME."

(watch her review video here


The only word that describe this book so perfectly is this; BEAUTIFUL.

“It's funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that's why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It's not the pain they're getting over, it's the love.” 

Monday, February 1, 2016

February 2016 Most Anticipated Releases

My blog has been all about reviewing books and nothing else. So from now on, to spice it up, I’m gonna post my monthly anticipated book releases, cover reveals and whatever normal book blogs do—as long as I feel like it. You know how sometimes laziness takes up the best of me lol.

Its February 1st and LOTS of exciting books are gonna be released this month!!!!! /dancing vigorously/

Take note though: this post is about MY most anticipated book releases, not as in the general February book releases.

/drum rolls/

WICKED SEXY LIAR (Wild Seasons #4) – Christina Lauren

Release Date : February 2nd 2016 (TOMORROW YES!!!)


 I LOVE THIS SERIES I SWEAR! Too bad WSL is the last installment of the Wild Seasons series because I’m not ready to let this series go :( WSL takes up the story of Luke—who has been making appearances in Sweet Filthy Boy and Dark Wild Night and now he has his own books, with a stunning cover nonetheless!!!! For those who are not familiar with the series or the author, WSL can be read as standalone but it would be 52735213 better if you read the previous books first. And how about Christina Lauren you ask? THE BEST CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE SLASH NEW ADULT AUTHOR EVER!

Find out more about this book HERE


Release Date : February 2nd 2016

Here comes another of my ultimate favourite author /sighs contently/ (THAT COVER THOUGH)

After Cole Sharpe, I have been dying for more Oxford/Stiletto vibes and now my wish is about to be granted! I Wish You Were Mine is focused on the story of Jackson Burke who in the previous books has been known as this super romantic guy and always up for fun. Little did everyone know that he has this depth in him and secrets hes been keeping to himself. This book also can be read as standalone but if you’re new to this whole Lauren Layne thing, I’d suggest you to start reading her Sex, Love & Stiletto series because good lord, those are HOT.

Find out more about this book HERE

A GATHERING OF SHADOWS (A Darker Shade of Magic #2) – V.E. SCHWAB

Release Date : February 23rd 2016

KELL IS BACK!!!!! This fantasy slash magic book grasps my attention with the whole super interesting concept. Okay to be honest, I forgot what happened in the first book that could lead to the continuation of the story in book 2 LOL SORRY. I guess I need to reread ADSOM back before I get this book BUT ITS SO GOOD TRUST ME THE SECOND BOOK IS GONNA BE AS GOOD AS THE FIRST ONE I CAN FEEL IT.

So this happened last night. 

Find out more about this book HERE

BEAUTIFUL BOSS (Beautiful Bastard #4.5) – Christina Lauren

Release Date : 29th February 2016


Beautiful Boss is a short novella which takes up the story of Will & Hanna (from Beautiful Player), my favourite pairs ever. EVER. E V E R. Hanna & Will is married now and this book will tell what happened to the both of them in terms of marriage life and I am so so happy for another take of this couple because if you ask me, “If you can only choose 1 fictional boyfriend from all those book you have read, who would it be?” My answer would be: WILL SUMNER. He is everything.

Find out more about this book HERE

FOR THE ONE (Gaming The System #5) – BRENNA AUBREY

Release Date : 29th February 2016

I just knew the existence of Brenna Aubrey earlier this year after I had so much fun reading For The Win (the fourth book of the series) AND I LOVE THE BOOK SO MUCH! So when I Goodreads the author, I noticed that the next book of the series is gonna be published in February this year AND IM SO EXCITED!!!! This time, it is all about William and Jenna who have been making appearances in the previous books. William has this weird vibes in him when I first met him so I am truly intrigued to know what he has in his pockets to show me. Again, this book can be read as a standalone but so much better if you read the previous books first.

Find out more about this book HERE

That is all for my most anticipated February 2016 list. You might have noticed that most of them are of the romance genre (LOL that’s so me) but who can I blame? This is the month of love so naturally the books released this month are romances lol. There are some other books (YA) on calendar this month; Glass Sword, Morning Star, Stars Above etc, but I have no interest in reading them/haven’t started the series yet hence the reason why they are not on my list.

So what are YOUR most anticipated books this month?