Book Review: The Song of Achilles


Title: The Song of Achilles

Author: Madeline Miller

Genres: Young Adult, LGBT, Retelling

ISBN: 9781408821985

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Warming: Possible Spoilers


Synopsis: Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their difference, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’ mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess.
But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

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My English Presentation? 1984 by George Orwell

So I’m alive, since it’s summer so I am spend my holiday watching Teen Wolf, Jane the Virgin, Glee etc. And if you are friend with me on GoodReads, you would know I only read one books and I am sort of in a reading slump. Since I am not reading much, I can’t do book review. But everything would be back on track this week (hopefully), so what I’m posting/writing below is my draft for English presenation and my topic is YA dystopian and Classic dystopian. Since it’s a draft like a really rough daft , there are grammar, spelling error (and I’m too lazy to correct any of those and I just copy and paste the whole draft here so…) but I think it’s still readable. Can I call this a review cause it’s sort of is a review but it’s not a review (no, this is not make any sense) anyway without further ado; this is my English Presenation on 1984 by George Orwell

Dystopia come from the word ‘Utopia” and the word “Utopia” come from Greek which means no place or good place. Adding “Dys” to “Utopia” created the word “Dystopia”, “dys” meaning bad, combine the two words the word “Dystopia” meaning bad place. Utopia is ideal world, where in an Utopia there are a peaceful government and equality for citizens such as Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and the Giver by Lois Lowry. Dystopia is world with a controlling government like 1984 by Gerorge Orwell or even in no government suitation like Lord of the Flies by William Golding. A dystopia world could also have a huge income gaps between rich and poor like Districts 1 and Districts 12 in Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, indenpentent thought are banned such as thoughtcrime in 1984 Continue reading

Book Review: The Heartbreaker by Ali Novak

25266817Title: The Heartbreaker

Author: Ali Novak

Gernes: Young Adult

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Trigger Warning: Swearing, Spoiler etc.

Synopsis: “When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music.”

Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD…for four hours. She’s totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she’ll never see him again.

Except, Stella’s life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?

But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver — dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band — when her sister could be dying of cancer? Continue reading

Book Review: Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

22521951Title: Written in the Stars

Author: Aisha Saeed

Gernes: Young Adult


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Synopsis: This heart-wrenching novel explores what it is like to be thrust into an unwanted marriage. Has Naila’s fate been written in the stars? Or can she still make her own destiny?

Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows up—but they will choose her husband. Following their cultural tradition, they will plan an arranged marriage for her. And until then, dating—even friendship with a boy—is forbidden. When Naila breaks their rule by falling in love with Saif, her parents are livid. Convinced she has forgotten who she truly is, they travel to Pakistan to visit relatives and explore their roots. But Naila’s vacation turns into a nightmare when she learns that plans have changed—her parents have found her a husband and they want her to marry him, now! Despite her greatest efforts, Naila is aghast to find herself cut off from everything and everyone she once knew. Her only hope of escape is Saif . . . if he can find her before it’s too late. Continue reading

Book Review: Slammed by Colleen Hoover

13372690Title: Slammed

Author: Colleen Hoover

Gernres: Young Adult

ISBN: 1476715904

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Synopsis:Layken’s father died suddenly, leaving her to gather every ounce of strength to be a pillar for her family, in order to prevent their world from falling apart. Now her life is taking another unexpected turn…

Layken’s mother gets a job which leads to an unwanted move across the country. However, a new home means new neighbours… and Layken’s new neighbour is the very attractive Will Cooper.

Will has an intriguing passion for slam poetry, and a matching passion for life. The two feel an irresistible attraction but are rocked to the core when a shocking revelation brings their romance to a screeching halt. Layken and Will must find a way to fight the forces that threaten to tear them apart…or learn to live without each other. Continue reading

Book Review: The Deep End of the Sea by Heather Lyons

18844839 Title: The Deep End of the Sea

Author: Heather Lyons

Gernres: Young Adult

IBSN: 0985865318

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Synopsis: What if all the legends you’ve learned were wrong? Brutally attacked by one god and unfairly cursed by another she faithfully served, Medusa has spent the last two thousand years living out her punishment on an enchanted isle in the Aegean Sea. A far cry from the monster legends depict, she’s spent her time educating herself, gardening, and desperately trying to frighten away adventure seekers who occasionally end up, much to her dismay, as statues when they manage to catch her off guard. As time marches on without her, Medusa wishes for nothing more than to be given a second chance at a life stolen away at far too young an age. But then comes a day when Hermes, one of the few friends she still has and the only deity she trusts, petitions the rest of the gods and goddesses to reverse the curse. Thus begins a journey toward healing and redemption, of reclaiming a life after tragedy, and of just how powerful friendship and love can be—because sometimes, you have to sink in the deep end of the sea before you can rise back up again. Continue reading

Book Review: The DUFF by Kody Keplingfer

The DuffTitle: The Duff: Designated Ugly Fat Friend

Author: Kody Keplingfer

Gernres: Young Adult

IBSN: 0316084239

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Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face. But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him. Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone. Continue reading