BIBLIOPHILE CORNER · Stand Alone

All The Bright Places | Jennifer Niven

PAGES: 378 pages, Hardcover

PUBLISHED: January 6th, 2015

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

First of all, why do I wait for toooo long to read this novel? Why?! I read it and I was shook, THIS NOVEL IS AMAZING! I am really not aware with the mental illness issue stuff, but thanks to this book, it gives me a little bit of a background. 
Can’t wait to read more of her work and OH they’re going to adapt this on the big screen and I’m so freaking excited!!! 

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BIBLIOPHILE CORNER · Book Series

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series | Rick Riordan

PAGES: 377 pages, Paperback

PUBLISHED: March 1st, 2006

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

PAGES: 279 pages, Hardcover

PUBLISHED: April 1st, 2006

The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan’s amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a “half blood” whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan’s series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that get better with each installment. In this episode, The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book’s drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come.

PAGES: 320 pages, Paperback

PUBLISHED: May 5th, 2007

IT’S NOT EVERYDAY YOU FIND YOURSELF IN COMBAT WITH A HALF-LION, HALF-HUMAN.

But when you’re the son of a Greek god, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.

Oh, and guess what? The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive…

PAGES: 361 pages, Hardcover

PUBLISHED: March 6th, 2008

Percy Jackson isn’t expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears at his potential new school, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.

In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos’s army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth – a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.


PAGES: 381 pages, Hardcover 

PUBLISHED: May 5th, 2009

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

HOLY COW RICK RIORDAN! THIS. IS. A. MASTERPIECE! Every book is so refreshing and full of breath taking and super cool adventures every summer! It just keeps me wanting for more! Rick Riordan is a genius! I hope for more books like this AAAAH!!! 
I feel like I wanted to become a demigod, I wanna go to Camp Half-Blood and go to a quest even tho it’s so freaking dangerous! JUST AAAH CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT SERIES because I wanted more Percy and Annabeth!

BIBLIOPHILE CORNER · Poetry

The Princess Saves Herself In This One | Amanda Lovelace 

“Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.”

A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.

BIBLIOPHILE CORNER · Book Series

The Divergent Series | Veronica Roth

PAGES: 487 pages, Paperback

PUBLISHED: February 28th, 2012

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her. 

PAGES: 525 pages, Hardcover

PUBLISHED: May 1st, 2012

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

PAGES: 526 pages, Hardcover

PUBLISHED: October 22nd, 2013

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

This series going downhill baby! When I first read Divergent I was like “oh gosh I can’t wait to read the sequel” you know why? because the first book is so freaking amazing! Then Insurgent came, and I read it, and my reaction was like “what’s going on? Why does Tris and Four keeps on fighting?!” And then lastly, she releases Allegiant and it was like “WTF is happening?! You try girl! You try to win my heart at this novel but you didn’t won!”. You know what’s wrong with the relationship of Tris and Four? Is that they don’t trust each other that much! They keep on keeping secrets from one another and doing some stupid things that leads to their non stop fighting! 

I AM SO DONE WITH THIS SERIES THAT I’M NOT PLANNING TO REREAD IT SOON. 

PS. TRIS DIED.

PPS. I’m going to post about the movie adaptation of this. 

BIBLIOPHILE CORNER · Stand Alone

Unfiltered | Lily Collins

PAGES: 256 pages, Hardcover

PUBLISHED: March 7th, 2017

In this groundbreaking debut essay collection, featuring never-before-seen photos, actress Lily Collins—star of Mortal Instruments and the upcoming Rules Don’t Apply—is opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating, and so much more.

For the first time ever, Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. We all understand what it’s like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily, it’s about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She’s learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize they’re not alone.

By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Lily’s honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel. It’s time to claim your voice! It’s time to live your life unfiltered.

One word. Astounding. Gorgeous. Brilliant. I love this memoir! Lily Collins has outdone herself. She spill everything we doesn’t know about her, I love how she is so bold and raw and brave for publishing this.

Lily, you really are an inspiration. Thank you.

BIBLIOPHILE CORNER · Stand Alone

Fangirl | Rainbow Rowell

PAGES: 445 pages, Hardcover

PUBLISHED: September 10th, 2013

Cath is a Simon Snow fan. 

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

I’m sorry I gave it a low rate but I really didn’t find the sparks and the need to fall in love with the characters although Cath and I have this similarity, we are both Fangirl, but I’m not as dedicated as she is. That’s all, I really don’t have a lot of thoughts for this one, just stay tuned for my next post. 

BIBLIOPHILE CORNER · Stand Alone

A Walk To Remember | Nicholas Sparks

PAGES: 240 pages, Paperback

PUBLISHED: September 1st 2004 (first published 1999)

Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High. It was 1958, and Landon had already dated a girl or two. He even swore that he had once been in love. Certainly the last person in town he thought he’d fall for was Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town’s Baptist minister. 

A quiet girl who always carried a Bible with her schoolbooks, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphanage. No boy had ever asked her out. Landon would never have dreamed of it.

Then a twist of fate made Jamie his partner for the homecoming dance, and Landon Carter’s life would never be the same. Being with Jamie would show him the depths of the human heart and lead him to a decision so stunning it would send him irrevocably on the road to manhood..

I know I am beyond but this is the first Nicholas Sparks books that I’ve read. Never thought it would be this cliché but in a good way, its very romantic and yes I ugly cry while reading this novel. I also never thought that I’m going to fall in love with it. 

It’s based on a true story but Nicholas Sparks change the characters name (i don’t know if I have my facts right)

Jamie and Landon is now my OTP and this novel will always include in my worth ugly cry and favorite stand alone novel ever!

BIBLIOPHILE CORNER · Stand Alone

Beauty and the Beast | Disney Novelization

PAGES: 275 pages, Paperback

PUBLISHED: January 31st, 2017

Belle has dreamt of adventures like the ones she reads in her books, of traveling the world outside her small town. When Belle’s father is captured, she takes his place as a prisoner of a fearsome Beast. But life in the enchanted castle isn’t as terrible as Belle imagines, and she ultimately finds friendship and love. Enjoy this tale as old as time about adventure and love, about looking past first appearances, and about the inner Beauty and Beast in all of us in this beautiful novelization of the upcoming star-studded film!

I’m so freaking happy because Disney gave us not one but two Beauty and the Beast in a span of one year! This disney novelization of Beauty and the Beast is the best thing ever! And not just that! They released a live remake featuring Emma Watson as Belle! Yes! I’m going to post about that too so stay tuned.

Back in this novelization, I love it because they elaborate everything that happened in this fairy tale, you can also picture their voices while reading it.

If you love Beauty and the Beast, read it. It will only takes you a couple of hours cause the story is very short. And yes, I highly recommend it to Disney princess lovers.

BIBLIOPHILE CORNER · Book Series

The Lunar Chronicles | Marrisa Meyer

PAGES: 390 pages, Hardcover

PUBLISHED: January 3rd, 2012

Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.

Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived.

But it doesn’t take long for the scientists pagescover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

PAGES: 454 pages, Hardcover

PUBLISHED: February 5th, 2013

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. 

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

PAGES: 550 pages, Hardcover

PUBLISHED: February 4th, 2014

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 higher 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.

PAGES: 823 pages, Hardcover

PUBLISHED: November 10th, 2015

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mark her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Who doesn’t love disney princess? Crap! After reading this whole series it immediately became my instant favorite! Hands down to Marrisa Meyer, this is the best retelling of disney princesses like ever! Okay, to make it all clear, Cinder is the retelling of Cinderella. Scarlet is the retelling of Little Red Riding Hood (with a littl bit of Beauty and the Beast, that’s my opinion). Cress is the retelling of Rapunzel and lastly Winter is the retelling of Snow White. 

I love how these princesses become bad ass, the way their story’s connecting to one another. Cyborgs. Androids. Lunars. This series give us everything! And of course, after all the stress and fighting that they’ve been through, they finally found their happily ever after.

I recommend it, read and you won’t regret it.

BIBLIOPHILE CORNER · Stand Alone

Everything, Everything | Nicola Yoon

PAGES: 310 pages, Hardcover

PUBLISHED: September 1st, 2015

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

4.5/5 stars! Reading the blurb, I knew immediately that I’m going to fall in love with this novel. This novel is so freaking good. The characters, the plot, they’re so amazing. Ths book is so tiny, it will only cost you a couple of hours to finish. Now guys, I recommend it to those people who hasn’t read it yet, read the book first before you watch the movie! They’re going to release the movie this May!