Friday, 25 April 2014

Cress

Cress

by Marissa Meyer
 
 
SUMMARY:
 
   In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

   Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

    When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
 
 
REVIEW/BOOK TALK (SPOILERS):
    Holy. Crap.
    OMG! So much suspense! And Cinder has no idea how to be a leader. But Kai will help her.
    So much happens in this book, and we meet Cress, who, if you haven't guessed already, is Dr. Erland's daughter! But the reunion was not the usual kind of heartwarming. And Throne, so charming, even in dangerous times. He likes a challenge; "no survival skills? let's honeymoon in the desert. Can't see? let's play poker." Iko gets a new body; n escort droid.
    Cute, funny, action and adventure-packed, I loved it, absolutely loved it. For those of you who have been fans of the Lunar Chronicles, let me mention to you that there is only one more book before the chronicle comes to an end. I'm feeling nostalgic and emotional, but I know the 4th installment will be fantastic with an ending to end all endings. And we'll see more of princess Winter, who, if you've read Cress, had only 2 friends. One of whom I suspect is Cinder because Winter mentioned something about one friend turning to ashes of something when she was little.
    I'm so psyched for the next book!
 
     My favorite part has always been ones where Cinder and Kai are together. In this book, there aren't many of those scenes, but they're there. Was anyone else frustrated at Cinder for not just telling Kai straight up? And WTH? there is only ONE kiss scene--ONE!
    I don't remember any cliff hanger for his book, and I think Meyer ended it perfectly.
    "You said yourself that the people of Luna need a revolutionary. So I'm going to Luna, and I'm going to start a revolution."
    That. Was. Amazing! It ended one story and I don't feel like there is any cliff hanger at the end. Though, through out the book, there was suspense with every chapter.
    Share your thoughts and join in on discussions on Goodreads.


Thursday, 24 April 2014

Book Tigress 2

ATTENTION!!!

    After many editing fails, I've decided to not move to a new blog. So, yeah, sorry guys, but my Youtube Channels are still up, so, if you want to check those out in 2 to 3 months, great! I )hopefully) see you then.
    Oh, and Tiger Childrens have been changed to Tiger Children (without the 's')

Book Tigress

    ATTENTION!!!
    SunnyWorkshop will be moving to a new web page: Book Tigress. Meaning, I will no longer post here. This page will stay, though (hopefully), and all post here will be re-posted on Book Tigress.           
    Also, check out my Youtube channel, Tiger Childrens (yes, with an 's' at the end), in 2 to 3 months to see me eat bloodwurts(I think that's what it's called), failingly teach you all to read in Chinese while struggling to comprehend the language myself, and come with me on mountain climbing trips in China. Of course, no summer is complete without my mother dragging me to shopping malls. Oh! I forgot to mention the markets--trust me, you will not find anything like it anywhere else other than Asia.
    And there's my book talk channel, Book Tigress, too.
 
See ya
Sunny~


Monday, 14 April 2014

Moonlight

Moonlight

Published March 3rd 2009 by HarperTeen
 
 
SUMMARY:
I see him and I know what this turmoil inside of me means: He's the one. My forever. KAYLA is the nature lover, the all-American beauty who can't understand why she's so drawn to distant, brooding Lucas. Adopted as a young child, she has no way of knowing that she's inherited a terrifying-and thrilling-gene that will change her life forever.

LUCAS is dangerous, gorgeous ... and a werewolf. As leader of the Dark Guardians, shape-shifters who gather deep within the state park, he has sworn to protect his pack. But when Lucas finds his true soul mate, his love could put them all in harm's way.

As Lucas and Kayla struggle with their feelings for each other, a greater danger lurks: Humans have discovered the Dark Guardians and are planning their destruction. Kayla must choose between the life she knows and the love she feels certain is her destiny.
 
REVIEW 1 star
    Boring and a complete mind-candy.
   Every problem was solved just *snap fingers* like that. There were no actually solving the problems. And the main character, Kayla, was immensely boring. In fact, all the characters were improbable--no, impossible--and absurdly underdeveloped. As I was reading, all my thoughts were:
    "Oh, my goodness, is this a joke?"
    "This is ridiculous."
    "Hawthorne just had to make Lucas a hot and thoughtful guy, didn't she?"
    "This book is a total mind candy."
    And many more.
    There were no plot. It's as if the author thought this as she wrote: "This and this will happen, but how will the problem be solved, oh, I know; this and that will happen, everyone lives but for the villain, and TADA! happily ever after. The End."
    And throw in an orphan female character with a troubled past while you're at it, will you?
    Oh, and swearing an oath to be on a council-of-sort that protect the entire wolf pack. That's it? All you have to do to become a dark guardian, a protector, is to swear a simple, cliché oath. What if the person swearing the oath was insincere or weak? Shouldn't the test be harder? One where they had to pass trainings, win fights, show bravery, strength, loyalty, and selflessness.
    There was only one part that I tolerated because it was adorable. Puppy adorable.
    Don't even bother to read it to see if my words were right.
    I was disappointed from page one because I kinda liked Hawthorne's Year Abroad trilogy and had expected more from this novel.
 
    Signed,
    a very gloomy and somber Sunny~