Friday, June 18, 2010
READING TIMELINE: Read June 15,2010; Done June 18, 2010
Where I got it: Powerbooks in Festival Mall Alabang
Price: Php309 / somewhere around $6.87
UGLIES: THE BOOK THAT BEGAN IT ALL
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. In just a few weeks she'll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunning pretty. And as a pretty, she'll be catapulted into a high-tech paradise where her only job is to have fun.
But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to become a pretty. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world - and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally a choice: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. Tally's choice will change her world forever...
MY TWO CENTS:
When everything's too good and too perfect to be true, it probably is.
The plot in this book was set sometime in the future humans are referred as Rusties and the place where they used to live in is known as Rusty Ruins. Cars do not exist anymore and is replaced with Hovercars and the authorities are known as the Specials.
Before anyone is turned into a Pretty, they live in a small town named Uglyville and wait for their turns to turn sixteen and be transformed and move to Pretty Town.
Tally is a normal 15-year old who can't wait to turn into pretty and join her friend, Peris. Just when she gets too lonely, she met Shay and made the waiting a breeze.
But Shay doesn't want to become pretty and ran away before 16th birthday, coaxing Tally to join her. The Specials offered Tally a now or never proposition and her future of becoming a pretty would depend on it.Tally is then torn between keeping her promise to Shay and her desire to become pretty and join her friend, Peris.
This is a story of friendship, love and sacrifice and everything in between. Tally may appear to be shallow in the beginning but she redeems herself in the end.
This is a different genre from what I usually read and I'm not really a sucker for Science Fiction Lit but I enjoyed this book anyway. The second book of the series is "Pretties" and yeah, I might buy it. =)
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help--her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly underway for the Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city's wealthy, powerful, and unhuman--a true Blue Blood affair.
But it's at the after-party, a masquerade ball thrown by the cunning Mimi Force, that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will forever change the course of a young vampire's destiny.
Rich with glamour, attitude, and vampire lore, this second installment in the Blue Bloods saga will leave readers thirsting for more.
MY TWO CENTS:
This was certainly a fast read for me not to mention the cover's really pretty. =)
The story started about Schuyler's quest in Venice to find her grandfather, Lawrence upon Cordelia's order before she died.
Schuyler's quest may seemed futile but in an interesting twist, her grandfather appeared in New York to redeem himself and I was so happy that Schuyler will never have to be alone anymore.
Like a doting grandfather, Lawrence helped Schuyler develop her powers as a new kid in town appeared in the person of Kingsley Martin. This guy was described as the new hottie but with a lot of tricks on his sleeve. ;)
In these series, Bliss is coping with her transformation of being a vampire and is still uncertain on what really happened to Dylan.
Mimi is still her true self. Selfish, vain and vindictive. She has sworn Schuyler as her main enemy.
Jack still refuses to acknowledge his true feelings to Schuyler but has remained loyal to his family and his obligations.
After reading the book, I was already looking forward to the next sequel, "Revelations". This series has certainly kept me entertained and want me begging for more. =)
Monday, June 14, 2010
This weekend proved to be such a high for me. R. was feeling generous and offered to loan me some money to buy one of my luxuries-BOOKS!!!
Due to raving reviews of Michelle Zink's "The Prophecy of the Sisters", I decided to grab this book in a heartbeat. I loved Melissa de la Cruz' "Blue Bloods" series, so I got the second book, "Masquerade". =)
On our unplanned trip to Festival Mall in Alabang, I just have the urge to stop by at Powerbooks and voila! I saw one last copy of the "Uglies" and decided to get it along with the "Help Me" bookmark. I'll post the pictures pretty soon. The bookmarks were absolutely cute!!! I saw it in Bookmarked blog site and since then, I vowed to get one too.
There are still a lot in my wishlist and I just can't wait to complete the list! =)
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I was in wonderland a few days ago. Well, a bookstore is definitely a clear definition of a magical place for me. =) I almost don't want to leave the place...I'd pick up one book and minutes later, I was in total confusion on what book to get. Those are one of the moment I wish I have all the money in the world to buy all the books I love. =(
I picked out this book since this one can hardly be found in any of the bookstores I went to. I was just a little dismayed since it's a little bit thinner than I'd expected and I know it would only take a couple of hours for me to finish this book.
R. has been reprimanding me lately of my book splurges. I need to hold the reins for a while... So I have no choice but to read this one before I go to sleep each night....