Books I Desperately Want to Read in 2015

I’m currently reading Ally Carter’s new series, Embassy Row #1 All Fall Down, which just published last week, on January 20th, 2015 and that reminded me of some books that I desperately want to read that will be published this year.

I know it is too late because the day after tomorrow is February already but never mind. I will share you some books that probably you have been waiting for as well. And if you haven’t read any of it then perhaps you could start reading it.

Here the list of books:

Rick Riordan
The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1)
Well, after Percy Jackson and The Kane Chronicles, here we have The Norse Mythology. The first book of this upcoming series expected to be published on October 6th, 2015 this year. Yay, it’s going to be another early birthday gift from Rick Riordan, just can’t wait. The first book of this series entitled The Sword of Summer with the main hero named Magnus Chase that’s why the series will be named after Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. Just like Percy Jackson and the rest of Demigod, Magnus Chase is also the son of Norse God. Here, we will meet Regnarok and possibly Loki himself.




The Crown of Ptolemy (Percy Jackson and Kane Chronicles Crossover #3)
Another crossover everyone, so after The Blood of Olympus, we still could meet Percy and Annabeth. Unlike the previous two crossovers, when only Percy met Carter and then Annabeth met Sadie, this third crossover, Percy and Annabeth will meet with both Kanes. Interesting right? I think it is going to be another short story, but never mind, no matter what it is, even if it is only as short as one page poetry, I’ll be waiting for it. This crossover will be published on May 12th, 2015 this year. Anyway, is there any story about Leo and Calypso? If, there is a story about them, I’m the first one who will grab it.




Meg Cabot
Royal Wedding; A Princess Diaries Novel (The Princess Diaries #11)
I found out about this book last year, and since then I can’t stop thinking about it. Come on, Mia and Michael? When the last time you read about them? And now, we are going to read about them again. Just admit it, Princess Diaries series were one of those series that made your day when you were a teen, weren’t they? Well, according to Goodreads, this eleventh book will be published on 2nd June, 2015 this year. And this eleventh series will be the first adult book for the whole series, and for you who have read the book when you were teenager, it is a perfect time right to read about them again since you are practically an adult yourself? Oh yeah, it is.



Richelle Mead
The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6)
I’ve read Vampire Academy based on a friend recommendation and I love it. But then when I finished reading it, I’m wondering about another series written by Richelle Mead, and somehow I stumbled to Bloodlines series because the main characters there are those we familiar when we read Vampire Academy, Sidney Sage and Adrian Ivashkov and a bit Rose here and Dimitri there. Well, I’ll give you a brief review about this series, if you are expecting something full of adrenaline, action and war like in Vampire Academy, and you will be disappointed because this series much more like espionage story combined with love story. Sidney is an alchemist and her main job is to protect human race from vampire, however she did the most unforgivable mistake, she fell in love with the vampire. The rest is something that you could guess. Is it chessy? Well, I guarantee you that it’s not, totally not. Anyway, the good news is we don’t need to wait very long to read this sixth series because it will be published next month, February 10th, 2015. However, the bad news is, it is going to be the last book of all series. 

Pittacus Lore
The Lorien Legacy #6
Surely you have read the 5 series of Lorien Legacy, haven’t you? Well, I thought when I finished reading the fifth book, it was the last book and I a bit disappointed with how the book ended. But then some friends I met in Goodreads said that there are two more books will be published because a friend of her friend attended some kind of signing session with the author and the author said there are two more books because too much stuff if they should wrap it in one book. And here we have The Lorien Legacy #6, The Fate of Ten, but no cover yet and it is expected to be published around August 2015. Raise your hand if you can’t wait either!!

Cassandra Clare
Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1)
I love Cassandra Clare so much after The Mortal Instruments but somehow it is very difficult for me to find time to continue reading The Infernal Devices. When I get back to the time when I reading The Mortal Instruments, I need quite sometimes to finish the series because somehow, I like reading it but then when it comes to the part that I don’t like and then I would abruptly stop reading it.  I’m exciting to find out that she will write a new series, but I don’t know, I need to finish reading the Infernal Devices first because it will influence my opinion toward another book she will write. Well, at least the first book of this series is expected to be published around September 2015, so I have enough time to make up my mind and start reading the Infernal Devices.


Kasie West
The Fill-in Boyfriend
Well, unlike the other books mentioned above, this one is not a series but so far I love all Kasie West’s books that I’ve read, so this one is totally on my To-Read list. Just like most of books written by Kasie West, this one is still about YA romance that will make you want to eat ice cream with extra chocolate chips or enjoy a cup of hot coffee in rainy day while reading romance. I’ve told you I love The Distance Between Us, I love On the Fence, and I think I’m going to love The Fill-in Boyfriend also which will be published on May 5th, 2015.




Happy Reading everyone...

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Weekend Easy Reading Choice: A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker

A Match Made in High SchoolA Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow... this book made me stay alert up to 3 AM just to finish it...

Why? Because I love Fiona, I love Todd, I love Marcie, I love Johnny, even I love Amanda (in the end).

This book is using Fiona's only point of view, so in the early chapters, you will find how obnoxious Todd and Amanda are and some other characters also, because Fiona hates them. It is actually the problem with first person point of view, we will expect a bias characteristics of the other characters because in real world, one person could not judge all people they meet, it is also the same with characters in books.

But in the end, once Fiona decided to open her mind toward the reason why others also hate her and keep joking about her, she found out that they are not that bad, because everyone has flaws, so does she.

The story started from the very first day of High School, when Fiona thought it is going to be the best year of hers, since it is a senior year and she made a resolution, that in the end of the year, she will 'touch' Gabe Webber, Fiona's long-term crush. However, the first day at school became the first day of disaster she should face for the whole senior year; a disaster called Marriage Education program.

Yup, each student will be paired to be 'husband and wife' for the whole senior year. They will do some activities together, do some expense budget plan together, do jobs together and so on. Disaster for Fiona is Todd, they hate each other and now they should be 'husband and wife' for the whole senior year.

However, in the process, they know each other better and found out that what they hate about each other is just because they don't know each other. And someone, Fiona never thought about before actually became someone she thought the most in the end. And how about Gabe Webber? Yeah, in the end she also found out that he is a big jerk.

The best part of this book is when Fiona and Todd became BEST FRIENDS.

Arrgghhh... you guys should read this book.

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The Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb

Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Happy Mon'ster'day... ^^

I started this Monday with a big smile on my face because once again I found a remarkable series to read... a very long journey to the Realm of the Elderling...

Assassin's Apprentice, reading this like reading Harry Potter but written by J.R.R. Tolkien. An adventure full of magic, treason, murder which combined with a world beyond fantasy described in details from the Six Duchies to Mountain Kingdom experienced by a young Bastard, the late King-in-waiting's son born in the wrong sheet, named Fitz.

In the first place, I got a bit confused with the choice of name, from the name of the places, the name of the characters, even the name of the beast. You will find the name of characters like Fitz, Hands, Lady Patience, King Shrewd, Prince Verity, or the name of the beast as simple as Nosy, Leon and Smithy, and then the name of places like Buckkeep, Forge and Jhaampe. But, then while you start enjoying the story, you will find the choice of those names are not only peculiar in its own way but also interesting because name is magic in this story, you name your kid with certain name, then it is going to be what they are.

The story started with a 6 years old Fitz, sent out by his grandfather (from mother's side) to be under his father's care, who happened to be the King-in-waiting at that time, Prince Chivalry. However, instead of taken care by his own father, Fitz came to the care of Burrich, Chivalry's stable man and also the one he trusted the most. From then, he lived among the beast and educated to be a stable boy. One night, someone named Chade came to him and introduced him to the world behind the curtain, as a King's man or assassin.

And the story became much more interesting, at noonday, Fitz will learn to be a stable boy from Burrich, learn to read and write from Fedwren, learn about stave and sword from Hod, and sometimes go to town as an errand boy, but at night, he will learn about secret herbs, deadly poison, how to strangle people in silence, some diplomatic and some knowledge of being a professional spy and information collector. He got the best of the both worlds, didn't he?

Well, not really. There is a danger from Red-Ship Raiders who always take and destroy, Skill to learn which almost kill him in the first place, and treason from the youngest Prince, and somehow he was in the middle of all of it. Not to mention, the Wit, which he always keep as secret, a taboo magic, that allows him to communicate in certain ways with beast.

Yeah, I know the story kind of complicated, not to mention, Tolkien's ways of writing, which is not really fit with my knowledge and vocabulary but I could say that it is love of the first book, yup, I'm going to read Robin Hobb's next book, or whatever books she has written.

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Ally Carter
The Gallagher Girls Series 
The Heist Society
Embassy Row


The Spies and Thieves Story


Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments
The Infernal Devices 

James Patterson
Maximum Ride Series 
  • Maximum Ride 1 – The Angel Experiment
  • Maximum Ride 2 – School’s Out Forever
  • Maximum Ride 3 – Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Maximum Ride 4 – The Final Warning
  • Maximum Ride 5 – Max
  • Maximum Ride 6 – Fang
  • Maximum Ride 7 – Angel

Meg Cabot 
The Princess Diaries Series
The Mediator Series 
1-800 Where R You
Abandon Series
Heather Wells Series
Queen of Babble Series
Novellas

Pittacus Lore
The Lorien Legacies 

Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and The Olympians 
The Heroes of Olympus 
The Kane Chronicles 

Sophie Kinsella
Novellas
Can You Keep A Secret

Shopaholic Series

Stephenie Meyer
Novellas
The Host

Twilight Saga 
  • Twilight Saga 1 – Twilight
  • Twilight Saga 2 – New Moon
  • Twilight Saga 3 – Eclipse
  • Twilight saga 4 – Breaking Dawn
  • Twilight Saga partial draft – Midnight Sun

Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games Trilogy 
  • The Hunger Games Trilogy 1 – The Hunger Games
  • The Hunger Games Trilogy 2 – Catching Fire
  • The Hunger Games Trilogy 3 – Mockingjay

Thomas Sniegoski
The Fallen Series 
  • The Fallen Series 01 – The Fallen
  • The Fallen Series 02 – Leviathan
  • The Fallen Series 03 – Aerie
  • The Fallen Series 04 – Reckoning


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The Realm of the Elderlings' Best Assassin in The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

Happy First Wedding Anniversary to me... yay...

Gosh... Time flies so fast... I've been a wife for a year and total 3 years together with my hubby... and more than 20 years we've been friends... and last night we just celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a movie (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), hot jasmine tea, chocolate, ice cream, apples, peanut crackers, National Geography Magz and The Farseer Trilogy from the very our own house in the middle of nowhere...

Okay... I don't know, whether I'm watching too much Alias and Agent Cody Banks when I was a kid, so I got a bit obsessed with everything related to CIA, FBI or even James Bond, but The Farseer Trilogy gave me a different and completely new perspective of an Assassin. Initially, I though this is a book for kids, adventure and everything but when I read it, gosh... even me got difficult in understanding the words... like getting back reading The Lord of The Ring, if you know what I mean, with gloomy and hard words but with interesting setting, characters, plot and twist...

One more thing that got me confusing when reading the book is I got a bit blur with the name of places, name of characters, even the name of the beast... yup... but when you got adjusted, then you will find that the choice of names is not only peculiar but also fascinating at the same time... hah... got confused??? Then try to read it... perhaps it will be a bit boring at the first or two chapter but once you know Fitz, then you will find his character is lovable...

The Link Download The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb as below:

The Farseer Trilogy #1 - Assassin's Apprentice
The Farseer Trilogy #2 - Royal Assassin
The Farseer Trilogy #3 - Assassin's Quest

Happy Reading...

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Recommended Books in Young-Adult (YA) Genre

I could say that I started my reading challenge in GoodReads with YA genre. Well, I admit that no matter how old I would be, I would never be able to move on from this genre, perhaps just my point of view that will be different but still, so far I enjoy this genre a lot.

YA genre or also well-known as Young-Adult fiction or Young Adult Literature has stories that focus on challenge of youth. The market target is adolescents and young adult, age sixteen to twenty five. I’m twenty seven, so I’m not counted but I could assure you that I’m not the only one above twenty five who enjoy reading this literature. YA genre itself still divided into different themes, though all of them are still in challenge of youth area like romance, sexuality, identity and many more. In serious theme like family struggle, drug/alcohol abuse, school bullying even suicide.

So far, I’m enjoying reading YA fiction with romance as the main theme. Here is the list of book I’ve finished reading so far for my Goodreads reading challenge, some of the book I finished on December but since I didn’t have access to internet until today, so I’ll post the book as the part of my 2015 reading challenge.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
#Nerd (The Hastag Series #1) by Cambria Hebert
Cinder and Ella by Kelly Oram

Those are recommended YA genre book for you to choose. For more, books by Kasie West are also recommended, like The Distance Between Us, On the Fence and Pivot Point Series (Pivot Point and Split Second).

I couldn’t say that the story is amazing or mind blowing or what but I could say that those books are nice and easy to read.

Anyway, Happy Reading and Happy New Year…

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The Blood of Olympus: Review and Download Link

Happy New Year…!!!

Just get back from a very long leaves, not a holiday, I got medical check up to conduct but nothing serious and got plenty of time to relax and enjoy the non-working day with my husband and our big family.

Actually, I’ve written this post last month after I finished reading The Blood of Olympus but since I just got access to computer to day, so here the post.

I can’t believe that I’ve finished reading The Blood of Olympus. I know it is not the end, there is one or more Crossover stories where we could meet again with Percy and Annabeth along with the Kanes, Carter and Sadie, but still, there is no more series to be waiting for.

I’ve read some comments or, to be specific, complains in GoodReads that there is no chapter for Percy and Annabeth at all. Well, I don’t mind about that because this book is about the other characters. They have their own chapters in The House of Hades, and I did complain there is no chapter for Nico there. But now we could learn about the other characters, that’s why I love about Rick Riordan, though Percy still the center of everything but the other characters are prominent too, especially Leo and Nico. I love those two guys, a lot. Besides, does it more hilarious to see Percy and Annabeth from different angle?

From Leo’s Point of View:

Percy was eating a huge stack of blue pancakes (what was his deal with blue food?) while Annabeth chided him for pouring on too much syrup.
‘You’re drowning them!’ she complained.
‘Hey, I’m a Poseidon kid,’ he said. ‘I can’t drown. And neither can my pancakes.’

Or more awesome?

From Nico’s Point of View:

The older Nico got, the more juvenile Percy seemed to him, though Percy was three years older. Nico found his sense of humour equal parts endearing and annoying. He decided to concentrate on the annoying.
Then there were the times Percy was deadly serious: looking up at Nico from that chasm in Rome –The other side, Nico! Lead them there. Promise me!
And Nico had promised. It didn’t seem to matter how much he resented Percy Jackson; Nico would do anything for him. He hated himself for that.

From Leo’s Point of View:

Leo skipped a stone across the river. He wished Hazel and Frank would get back. He felt awkward hanging out with Percy.
For one thing, he wasn’t sure what kind of small talk to make with a guy who’d recently come back from Tartarus. Catch that last episode of Doctor Who? Oh, right. You were trudging through the Pit of Eternal Damnation!
Percy had been intimidating enough before – summoning hurricanes, duelling pirates, killing giants in the Colosseum …
Now … well, after what happened in Tartarus, it seemed like Percy had graduated to a totally different level of butt-kickery.

From Piper’s Point of View:

If that was true for Jason, how could it not be true for Percy? The guy had literally been through hell and back. Even when he wasn’t trying, he made the toilets explode. What would Percy be like if he wanted to act scary?

And according to Leo (again), kind of sharing a stupid sense of humour with him.

From Leo’s Point of View:

‘Hey, Percy,’ he said, ‘remember that statue of Nike in the museum? The one that was all in pieces?’
‘Yeah?’
‘Didn’t it used to stand here, at the Temple of Zeus? Feel free to tell me I’m wrong. I’d love to be wrong.’
Percy’s hand went to his pocket. He slipped out his pen, Riptide. ‘You’re right. So if Nike was anywhere … this would be a good spot.’
Frank scanned their surroundings. ‘I don’t see anything.’
‘What if we promoted, like, Adidas shoes?’ Percy wondered. ‘Would that make Nike mad enough to show up?’
Leo smiled nervously. Maybe he and Percy did share something else – a stupid sense of humour. ‘Yeah, I bet that would totally be against her sponsorship deal. THOSE ARE NOT THE OFFICIAL SHOES OF THE OLYMPICS! YOU WILL DIE NOW!’
Hazel rolled her eyes. ‘You’re both impossible.’
Behind Leo, a thunderous voice shook the ruins: ‘YOU WILL DIE NOW!’
Leo almost jumped out of his tool belt. He turned … and mentally kicked himself. He just had to invoke Adidas, the goddess of off-brand shoes.
Towering over him in a golden chariot, with a spear aimed at his heart, was the goddess Nike.

Or how protective he became when it comes to Annabeth and somehow only Annabeth who could ‘handle’ Percy really well, since well you know he’s being awesome and stupid at the same time, something that you couldn’t really see if you only read it from Percy or Annabeth’s point of view:

From Piper’s Point of View:

WHEN SHE RECOUNTED her dream for Percy, the ship’s toilets exploded.
‘No way are you two going down there alone,’ Percy said.
Leo ran down the hall waving a wrench. ‘Man, did you have to destroy the plumbing?’
Percy ignored him. Water ran down the gangway. The hull rumbled as more pipes burst and sinks overflowed. Piper guessed that Percy hadn’t meant to cause so much damage, but his glowering expression made her want to leave the ship as soon as possible.
‘We’ll be all right,’ Annabeth told him. ‘Piper foresaw the two of us going down there, so that’s what needs to happen.’
Percy glared at Piper like it was all her fault. ‘And this Mimas dude? I’m guessing he’s a giant?’
‘Probably,’ she said. ‘Porphyrion called him our brother.’
‘And a bronze statue surrounded by fire,’ Percy said. ‘And those … other things you mentioned. Mackies?’
Makhai,’ Piper said. ‘I think the word means battles in Greek, but I don’t know how that applies, exactly.’
‘That’s my point!’ Percy said. ‘We don’t know what’s down there. I’m going with you.’
‘No.’ Annabeth put her hand on his arm. ‘If the giants want our blood, the last thing we need is a boy and a girl going down there together. Remember? They want one of each for their big sacrifice.’
‘Then I’ll get Jason,’ Percy said. ‘And the two of us –’
‘Seaweed Brain, are you implying that two boys can handle this better than two girls?’
‘No. I mean … no. But –’
Annabeth kissed him. ‘We’ll be back before you know it.’
Piper followed her upstairs before the whole lower deck could flood with toilet water.

Arrgghhhh… I’m going to love them all… and miss them so badly…

Anyway, looking for the Download link of The Blood of Olympus, just click the title with the link and you will be directed to the epub file.

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