Monthly Archives: May 2014

Special A (Volume #1)

Read on May 2, 2014

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5 Stars!

URG!!!! I AM SO ANNOYED!!!! I absolutely LOVED this book but my stupid library DOESN’T HAVE ANY OF THE REST OF THE SERIES – AT ALL!!!!!!!!! GRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!! *murderous glare at library* And – get this – NEITHER DOES MY SCHOOL LIBRARY!!!!!!! No. Just no. WHY??!!!!!!???????!!!!!!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

I have to say that this is my favourite manga by far so I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM GOING TO DO!!!!!!!!!!! 0.0 *sigh*

I really liked the characters and the whole plot line. It’s something I can really relate to and I can just imagine her frustration!! As Celaena from “Throne of Glass” by Sara J. Maas was told by her mentor “second place is just a fancy name for first loser”. No true exactly, but it’s pretty much the mindset of everyone who comes second… Don’t tell me you haven’t thought it before! 😉

In fact, I liked this story so much I missed my bus stop coming home from school today because I was so engrossed in it… Not fun. I just loved everything about it!! XD I remember being recommended to watch the anime but didn’t because it wasn’t dubbed (to my knowledge), but now I really want to!! Especially if I can’t get the manga… But I feel I can only really follow it if it’s dubbed… 😦

Anyway, I love this book and I highly recommend it! 6 Stars for the win! ^_^

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Book of the Month #1: April 2014

Hey there!

Up until now practically everything that I’ve posted on here I’ve also got on my Goodreads account. However, this is something new that I’m trying out.

I’m going to nominate what my favourite book that I read this month was, and then list ALL of the books that I’ve read during April below it. I’d really appreciate it if you commented your thoughts – maybe you have a different preference? Why/Why not? Do you agree with me? How many of the books that I read this month have you actually read? Do you have any recommendations for me? Thanks! 🙂

 

My favourite book of April is…. *drum roll please*

 

*groan* I underestimated how hard this would be…

 

Delirium by Lauren Oliver!

Delirium

I loved this book. It brought forth great concepts and ideas; it was very thought-provoking; brilliantly written; had great character development; made me fall in love with the characters; made me laugh; made me cry; and made me realise just how much I take for granted. – It was just a beautiful story! Not to mention, it left on a HUGE cliff hanger which, as much as I hate them, I love them too.

I have not written a review on this book but it is a Dystopian novel and the synopsis is as follows:

Ninety-five days, and then I’ll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It’s hard to be patient. It’s hard not to be afraid while I’m still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn’t touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don’t.

Don’t you just love the cover???! 🙂

 

April Reads (in Order)

Delirium

the Prince

The Guard

Mastiff

3-ashling

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Obsidian

onyx-cover (2)

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Pandemonium

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Vampire Knight volume 1

OHSHC Volume 1

Ouran High School Host Club (Volume One)

Read from April 30 to May 1st

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5 Stars

Very amusing, I rather enjoyed it. I have seen the anime and it was good how it picked up on a lot of the details from the manga. There were some parts that were kind of weird in that Biscotti hadn’t drawn them with any eyes… I presume that was deliberate, but… *shrugs*

I also found out a lot if new facts about OHSHC that I hadn’t known before. For example…

  • Hani is 4’9 – everyone says that he’s SO short, that he looks like and Elementry school kid, that they can’t believe he’s eighteen, etc. And at first I was like that too, but then I found out his height and I was like “HE’S NOT THAT SHORT!! THAT’S MY HEIGHT!!!”. Also, what’s weird is you can’t tell that HARUHI IS ONLY AN INCH TALLER THAN HANI!!!!!! And she says that HE’S short! Rude -_-
  • The classes are determined by a combination of lineage and grades – I had no previous knowledge of this (I assumed it was just grades), however it makes so much sense! And Haruhi’s in class 1-A because of the special honour student status. It is determined as followed (Grades + Lineage Rank):

A Class___100
B Class___ 70
C Class___ 50
D Class___ 20
= mainly Yakuza children

  • If the first episode had been 40 pages instead of 50, Kyoya might have been cut out – I’m sorry, WHAT?! A possibility of no Kyoya??!!! *faints* Let’s just say that I am SO glad that that did not happen.
  • At first Bisco couldn’t get the twin’s hair right… 0.0 *chuckles*
  • Hani’s Usa-chan means/is called Bun-Bun! I much prefer Usa-chan, but you can’t get everything I suppose… On that note, it was interesting how there were a few terms in the dubbed Anime that were still Japanese such as “otaku” = fan girl.

I had always gotten slightly confused at what ACTUALLY happened between Kanako and Toru – I’m rather glad the manga cleared that up for me.

Overall, an easy, cute, amusing read. Highly recommended 😉