The Secret of Platform 13 (BOOK REVIEW)

853577After visiting Ilocos Norte with co-workers, we went to another trip with hubby’s family to visit relatives out of town. And since, still, I feel I cant finish yet that Uglies book, I decided to bring a children’s book. And I was able to finish it too.

Harry Potter and Percy Jackson were the last books I read. And so it felt a lil bit awkward reading kids book again. Maybe its too ‘childish’ so I skipped some pages just to jumped-in on more interesting parts. But shortly, I finished it.

THE STORY. Well, its childish as I’ve said and very predictable. Sorry.

THE CHARACTERS. It’s a typical story, and so the characters are. But for kids maybe they will be great.

FINAL RATING. Sorry, it will be the lowest rate ever. 2/5 stars for this book. But don’t worry I’ll let my son read this if he’ll be able to. That’s all for now! Bye!

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CHAMPIONS (BOOK REVIEW)

23213285Okay… I dunno why it’s taking me too long finishing this ‘Uglies’ book. And since I had vacation with co-workers for two days, I’ve decided to bring The Lost Chronicles of Eden: Champions by Karren Renz Seña. And I was able to finish it! Hooray…

I was so excited for this book. And I really searched for it. And take note, it is written by Filipina author, so it’s a worth read.

It’s so strange reading a book with familiar places and familiar words and familiar scenes. But I really enjoyed it. It’s makin me smile coz it’s been a while since I’ve read a Filipino-written book that isn’t ‘romance-pocket-book’.

THE STORY. I’m not totally blown-up with this kind of story. The candidates, and champions, and the judges, and the demons, and the chosen ones are not new things to me. But since it’s written by Seña, maybe it’s the reason why I appreciated it.

THE CHARACTERS. The characters are fine. Typical teenagers with special abilities is really a good concept. I am just confused with the names. Solenn, Selina, Solomon, Samson. I almost lose track who’s talking, Solenn or Selina? Solomon or Samson? But there was Lukas and Mateo and Joana and Gabriel. Well at least their names isn’t starting with ‘S’ too! And don’t forget Xandros!

THE TWIST. I really have some instinct on some scenes that came to reality. It’s just the latter part that I didn’t expect. Xandros and Gabriel. That’s the biggest twist to me.

THE SCENES. There are scenes that are predictable, and as I was saying im not totally blown away. One of the scene that I want to re-read is the confrontation between Solomon, Solenn and Xandros. I was seeing Hatake Kakashi on Xandros, with a book. Yeah! With a book! :p

THE SEQUEL. I am anticipating for the sequel. The literal book like this one. I don’t want installment episodes. So I am hoping to see the sequel on bookstore ASAP.

FINAL RATING: Well, only first book? 3 out of 5 stars. Waitin for the sequel until the chronicle is done. Maybe then I’ll be givin my final rating! 🙂

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (BOOK REVIEW)

10818853Book Title: Fifty Shades of Grey (Book#1) | Series Title: Fifty Shades of Grey | Author: EL James | EDITION: First Vintage Books Edition, Paperback | Status: Owned | Reading Time: January 1-14, 2016

It’s a three-long-week for me to finish this book. I just decided to give it a try to read this out of curiosity coz I have watched the movie. So the movie-is-much-like-with-the-book. And my thought remains the same.

The love-struck-affair is genuine. A guy who fell inlove with an ordinary girl. And he almost changed himself for her. A romantic story. It’s just that it is on erotic-genre that makes this book bad. The sex scenes really is unbearable. So for you to enjoy the book, never mind those scenes and focus on the love story.

I should not elaborate more on the story coz majority of you who’s reading this review had watched or read the movie already. So I am just here now to give my rating. And I hope it will be reasonable enough to give a separate rating on the style of writing and the story.

I am giving an 3.5 out of 5 stars for the story coz its really realistic. Though materialistic for others, but as Christian says he can afford and wanted to spend on his way, and it happened to be for Ana, so be it. We cant blame Ana’s character too for accepting those ‘on-loans’ as they call it. Its just sad on the later part that they parted ways because of incompatibility. But the so-called-love is there, to both of them I know. Its just that they cant change themselves, yet, I guess.

Maybe yeah, its my first time to give 1/5 stars on the writing style. I just hope this type of story isn’t on this genre. The sex scenes and wordings and redundancy and numerous-almost-the-same-sex-scenes is really unbearable, for me. So skipped a lot of these scenes for me to move on interesting chapters, and I succeeded.

Some maybe saying I am not open-minded, I guess you’re right. Coz I am only interested on the story and disturbed on the way how it writes, but I cant deny that coz this isn’t my genre of books. At least I gave myself a try. I’ll be reading the remaining two books, but not for now I guess. So maybe that’s all for now. May I used then one of my-found-romantic-line as I end this? Laters baby… 🙂