Recommended Book: The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Weekend again… !!!! Well… I mean almost weekend again. I’m getting used to posting on weekend, so it is just weird when I write something not on the weekend.

Last week I’ve finished reading The House of Hades which gave me a little idea in my head to build time machine so I could jump to the future and read The Blood of Olympus or somehow I could find Daedalus’ Labyrinth and enter the maze of time until I reach future. I’ll take which one comes first and in the meantime I’m reading The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl  to spend times and it turned into worth spending and at the same time also interesting.

Initially, I thought Beautiful Creatures is a single novel and I kept thinking that way until I reach the last page. You know what, at that time I felt like wanna jump from the window because once I read the book is almost impossible for me to stop and that time I didn’t wanna stop but I didn’t have the book to continue reading. So, I watched Pacific Rim and hated the movie just because of the facial expression of the girl, yeah blame the girl or I was just having a bad mood.


Well, I’m currently reading the second series of Caster Chronicles, Beautiful Darkness now so I don’t have a lot of thing to talk yet about the whole series but at least I could calm down a bit.

As I said, this book is interesting. Yes, Beautiful Creatures is the first book of the series but my tips is before you read the book is better for you to read Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird first and then you will find more pleasure than if you read the book without reading the Harper Lee’s.

Why? Simple example, in the book Ethan Wate kept talking about how Macon Ravenwood appeared to be like Boo Radley and then he changed his mind that he is wrong, Mr. Ravenwood is nothing alike Boo Radley but much more like Atticus Finch when it comes to the style. Moreover, Mr. Ravenwood named his dog as Boo Radley. If you don’t read Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird you would never know what is the different of Boo Radley and Atticus Finch and how their characters are.

Another example, if you have read Beautiful Creatures you will find that Gatlin is almost the same like Maycomb in To Kill A Mockingbird from the people up to the city landscape but of course in the different generation and era but still whoever successfully adapt the writing style of Harper Lee is supposed to be someone who has extraordinary stock of ingredient called ‘patience’. I’m totally impressed by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s detail explanations. I could projection how the look of Ethan Wate’s house or Ravenwood’s manor or even the kitchen where Amma always cooks breakfast for Ethan.

I totally envy them. I called myself a writer but ‘patience’ is not in my dictionary  - yet -  (perhaps because my half-blood stuff, not to mention as Apollo’s daughter and those ADHD symptoms) but still I have to master this ‘patience science’, no matter what it takes.

Anyway, speaking about mastering ‘patience science’, I think I will start it now by learning to wait patiently until The Blood of Olympus published next year besides there are millions of worth reading books out there and also some worth stories for me to write to spend time.

Happy almost weekend…!!!



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