FIFTY SHADES FREED (BOOK REVIEW)

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I am still overwhelmed with the last pages of the book. I can’t write a review of this without spoiling you guys so please bear with me…

The marriage is expected… luxurious honeymoon and adventures and travels. So it’s a good honeymoon for the couple indeed. Ana’s stubbornness makes Christian mad at all times, but its working as he’s slowly turning to be a better man, yet still control freak. But Ana can still tolerate it, so it isn’t big issue after all.

There are lots of things to think about the last book. So there was new work for Ana or company, changing her name, meeting Leila and Sussanah, Dr. Geenee’s missed appointments, Ray’s accident, Jack Hyde, let’s not forget Gia, I really want this scene on the big screen. And there was the Aspen adventure. Mia and Ethan and Kate and Elliot, seriously? Three couples?!?! And to end the story, there was Ana saving Mia. She’s very brave to decide impulsively, but loving, indeed, coz she did care of the whole Grey family. Isn’t it amazing? The ‘talk’ as Ana calls it is really a revelation. So, Elena did good things for Christian afterall. But Linc action at the latter part is annoying. But can we blame him? And Christian’s revenge as acceptable, for me.

Well, the marriage as I’ve said is expected, but Ted and Phoebe is another story. I guess, I want to see how they make it emotional on the big screen.

The last part of Christian POV is entertaining, was thinking now if I’ll be reading the book. But for the meantime, I guess I need to jump on light reading because the gross-unending-sex-scenes still bothers me as of this moment. I read this last book less than a week, record breaking because I usually read a book minimum of two week, coz got a lot things to do. Work and paperwork and my-son’s-studies, so I am a slow-reader. But I was able to finish this shortly (for me), because I’ve skipped more than half of the book because it was just craps… So final rating? For the single book, story: 3/5; and writing 1/5. But for the whole series, it’s a different talk. Writing would be 1.5/5 and the story would be 3.5/5. That would be fair I guess, for an erotic book. So that’s it! I was able to read the trilogy. So bye Christian and Ana! See you on the big screen next time!

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FIFTY SHADES DARKER (BOOK REVIEW)

fifty_shades_darker_book_cover2017readbook#01 | Date Finished: January 27, 2017 

What can I say? Well? There should only be less than hundred pages for the whole story. The nice parts I should say. And the remaining half a thousand pages are just some crap. I’m sorry for being blunt. But it’s real. The grossness of the second book is far way than the previous book. So, another separate review for the story and writing again.

So the sex-scenes-grossness-level-up-is-another-story. In all chapters, seriously?!?! But then, what to expect on this genre of book? I had the guts to read because I don’t want to be lost-on-scene on the upcoming movie. And well, that ‘kilig-factor’ is still there. Buying a company just to watch over your love-one, well another level. ‘Because I can….’ just sweet! I just want to focus on the good side of the book, but I know it’s impossible. So let me try to write a review on both.

There’s a lot of things to digest on this book. So where to start? The good ones or the bad ones? I would start on the good ones, I guess. So there was the new work for Ana, the back-to-each-others-arms drama, the revelation of Christians past, the engagement-without-ring, Ethan and Mia, Elliot and Kathy going-strong-relationship, Grace-now-knows-everything… Ray and Christian cellphone talk. May I add The Grace voyage? Just disregard the love-making-scene on it, and it’s a perfect getaway for a couple like them I think. Let’s add the other heroes, aside from Taylor there was Sawyer and Ros… Hooray for these guys! And of course, the love confessions. Ana loves Christian, we know that since book one, but Christian admission is another big scene. And his willingness to-be-in-sub-mode is one sweet thing, on my point of view. And fort that, yeah I found it sweet.

So the bad ones… There was Leila. Creepy Leila and her connection to Ana and Christian’s mom and the other ex-subs. Really creepy. And there was Elena’s real feelings, or should I use intention, for Christian, it’s dismaying. I was then expecting they would be friends with Ana. And of course there was Jack! Poor Charlie Tango… Oh, what will he do on the third book? Well, I can’t wait to find out.

I should have summarize the whole book in a single book review, but then it would be a bad move coz I know some of the readers of this are maybe-planning-to-read this book too. So I just pointed out the things I want, for me to remember what happened on this before I jump on the third one. I know, I know my write-up is a mess, not just for this but also with the previous, but it’s because I don’t want to spoil the book for the sake of new readers. So please bear with me… And for rating, as ever .5 for the writing style and 3.5 for the story…. Yeah, so for now….? “Laters baby”… 🙂

PERCY JACKSON’S GREEK HEROES

61df-z3pjxl-_sx371_bo1204203200_You can’t read this awesome book without reading its prequel, PJ’s Greek Gods. And as much as you hate it, you can’t resist to compare how much happiness and wackiness you felt reading the said book. You can’t flip another page of this Greek Heroes without comparing it to Greek Gods. And sorry guys, but I laughed more on the first book. I dunno, maybe because on Greek Gods, it’s my first time to read Percy’s thoughts. And I was amazed and was under the spell of each page. But I didn’t feel the same on this Greek Heroes. But no no no no, I didn’t hate it. I still love the sequel.

On this book, each chapter still surprised me and mesmerized me. It’s not a new thing though, but I was expecting more on each pages. But how Percy wrote about everything is still marvellous. I fell inlove with Helios and Psyche love-affair though. And I still hate those gross scenes. And I felt a lil bit boring on the last two chapters because it consumed a what? More than fifty pages for a single hero? But it was Hercules and Jason afterall, so it’s not a big deal. I get tired of Hercules quests, really. Was looking for a good ending for him, though he still got it as his pages ended. So hooooray! And Jason’s own quests were awesome too.

I was just maybe expecting a better book like how Greek Gods moved me. But still, this awesome sequel is a hit, but book one is better. So final rating would be 3.5 stars… its almost 4 stars which means it’s a must-read books for Percy’s fans. Worth reading still for a Rick Riordan and Percy and modern mythology lover! 🙂

2016: JANUARY (BOOKHAUL)

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I was waiting for the last day of the month to post this but I cant wait no more. So as I’ve written on my 2015 BOOKS, i got a New Year present from a cousin which was ‘The Last Symbol’ by Dan Brown, and I am so happy. I promised I would be generous for myself in buying books this year, and so hell’yah, i think I am doin it right away.

Here are the books i got just today:

  • World Without End by Ken Follet – wish granted
  • The Half Blood Prince (HP#7) – wish granted
  • Mad Dogs by Robert Muchamore
  • The Prisoner by Robert Muchamore
  • CLASSIC LIBRARY FOR BOYS for my son, Shawn Evan
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Prince and the Pauper
  • The Little Prince
  • Frankenstein
  • The Second Jungle Book

And with that, my day and week and month is complete and satisfying. Maybe I wont buy anything for this month anymore… So see for my Book Haul for the next month!

ANIME SERIES: HAIKYU (What I Am Watching)

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No I am not a volleyball player. Not either an athlete. But I dunno why I became obsessed with this anime series. We happened to see this on HERO Channel (anime channel in the Philippines), and hubby and I watched the whole episode and we liked it. So we then scheduled our 8:00 PM as Haikyu-time.

Luckily, when I posted my status on Facebook while watching, a friend of mine, Dale, who is an Anime-and-Manga-addict, comment that this series is one of her faves and she have the whole Season1 of anime series, and there we go, she gave us copy. And hubby and I then started to watch immediately. And so we’re into it as of the moment.

Its an interesting series because of the different characters that really are unique and annoying. Hahaha, cant stop myself from laughing while writing this. So if ever you are an anime-lover who’s reading this now, and this Haikyu thing isn’t familiar to you, try to look for it and send me back comment or review. I’ll be glad to exchange conversation with you. 🙂

Yups, i have the Manga copy too!

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… 🙂

CURRENTLY READING: Fairest

i’ve been away for a while because im too busy doing some stuffs at school… Yearbook lay-outing, paperworks, church events and so on… So i feel like ‘yaaay… I need to update coz i got a new book at-hand!’. Yeah right, this is a new book i bought at the mall with my mom and i started reading, its a must to update my site.

Well, im not into Fantasy that much, but i liked the first line on the first chapter and so i decided to continue reading it. So anyone who read this already? Any thought to share what to expect? 🙂

CURRENTLY READING: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Is it just me who get bored on the first pages?

Yeah, after reading Percy Jackson’s The Last Olympian, i grabbed Aveyard’s book and started reading right away. But i felt bored, and i found it difficult to flip on second page on Chapter I. Is it really boring or maybe because i shifted to a new writing skill immediately?

But, on Chapter II to Chapter IV im starting to like it, i guess. But it took me one day to finish the Chapter I coz i felt bored as i say. And now, i hope i can make it till middle to last chapters without gettin bored. Coz on some reviews they were tellin its a great read. And im also lookin forward finishing it before school days begins…

TBR List: Entry#02

As i read my previous posts, i was reminded that i should be reading the other two books of Harry Potter that are piled on my shelf. And i also am thinking to read Collins first book of Hunger Games. And so after finishing the Percy Jackson series, i should be jumping on the list below coz my ‘The Heroes of Olympus’ didn’t arrived yet. 🙂

  • The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter Book#3
  • The Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter Book#4
  • The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games Book#1

Or should be reading THG Book#1 first before HP 🙂

And I have on my shelf the complete books of The Lord of the Rings, and i don’t know if i would be reading or not yet. But its still on my list, so i’ll include it anyway 🙂

  • The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings Book#1
  • The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings Book#2
  • The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings Book#3
  • The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings Supplementary Book

And this is the controversial series that i think cant be decided yet to be included on my TBR though its on my shelf already:

  • Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Book#1
  • Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Book#2
  • Fifty Shades of Freed, Fifty Shades Book3

There you go… So i wont be bored this year i guess. Coz as i reviewed my posts, i havent read any book for the year 2014 so i need to make double-time-in-reading this year! Wish me luck! 🙂


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