Read from September 13 to 16, 2012
I love how Brooks writes this. Its so convincing and makes you doubt everything. It’s gripping and scary. And I love the connections we found in the documentation of events.
A great read!
Read from September 09 to 11, 2012 —-
This was the kind of book that I dreaded realizing I was at the last page. I literally spent a few minutes staring at the Acknowledgments section at the end with images of the story still racing through my head. This series comes a close second to Harry Potter. It made The Hunger Games seem so boring to me now.
I like how the love story evolved without it having to be a distraction to the story itself. It was subtle, it never made a big deal of anything. Always there, we all knew, we just waited for the right moment for it to really bloom. Just like Ron and Hermione. I like the kissing underwater part. Nice touch. Also, it wasn’t the typical love story kind. It was complicated in a way and it made you doubt along the way because both had other possible love interests. Everything fell into place though. That’s what I love about this story.
The stream of the story always caught me off guard. That’s why I love it so much. Something different. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it was never boring. The twists in the story, especially about the oracles, were genius. Mind blowing, genius. I also love the fact that we got to see Luke as a hero in the end, no matter how wicked he was in the past few books. The enemy turns out to be the hero in the end.
I have this nagging in my head though, about the new Great Prophecy the new Oracle mentioned. It makes me hope for a continuation. But deep down I know this is a kind of series that is so beautiful, and in a way sacred, that it needs no continuation. It has an ending, a beautiful one, but to continue it would be almost a crime.
Although I am curious.
Read from September 04 to 09, 2012 —-
Riordan does it again. He is truly an amazing writer. He hasn’t bored me yet, not once. Each page offers something more, begging you to keep going and never stop.
The turn of events are never consistent, something’s always happening. Something new every chapter. Riordan never runs out of ideas.
The characters are developing more and more, and we meet new people along the way. The relationships between the main characters fit perfectly.
I especially love the last part. The part where Poseidon himself visits Percy in their apartment (in mortal form) on his birthday. I’ve never seen Poseidon that way before. He almost seemed normal. It was the first time I really felt his love for Percy. It made me kilig. Hihi.
Going to tear through the last and final book with ease. I’m going to hate ending this one. This is an amazing series.
Read from September 01 to 04, 2012 ——
I’m reading this series pretty fast and that’s when you know if I love it or not. This is like Harry Potter all over again.
I don’t like how this one started though. In the previous book we were left hanging with finding Thalia alive again and I expected a proper introduction or a continuation in the next book. The third book started with Percy already being acquainted with Thalia. It was kind of uncomfortable because I, being the reader, haven’t met Thalia yet. Her immediate friendship with Percy felt weird.
Other than that, I loved it. As usual. The twists in the story did not fail to enthrall me. Especially the biggest twist of them all at the end.
Read from August 25 to 30, 2012 —
I don’t know why I kept this in my shelf unread for so long. This was an amazing debut to the Percy Jackson series. Way different from the movie. I liked the movie, but I loved the book.
I must say there were parts where I couldn’t relate because I lacked mythological background knowledge. I made a mental note for myself to find a mythology book to explain everything so that I would fully understand this series.
The adventure and magic was just what I needed during my busy and stressful life. A page turner. I can’t wait to start on the second book!
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So I’ve been really busy with school and it sucks that I’ve only finished another book now. But may I say that it was a good choice to hold off all the other books waiting for me to read this one that was borrowed from a friend. I’m an fps kind of girl and I got into zombies because of playing games that slaughter them.
This book right here made me really think. Are zombies really fictional?
Max Brooks gives us detailed instructions and knowledge about zombie do’s and don’ts. I’ve got the important points locked up in my memory in case of sudden outbrakes. It’s really kind of liberating, you know? Because if ever there will be an outbreak the initial reaction is to just flee without really thinking. Reading this has equipped me with what I think would help me survive if ever faced with such a horrible situation. I must admit, it would be kind of cool though. To actually have a zombie apocalypse.
The best part of the book is the documented events at the end. Are they true to life events? They were written to fit real historical events and I recognize the dynasties’ names and the historians and heroes as well. Did they actually happen? If so, why am I only reading them now?
As I ended reading the book I’m left with these questions: Do zombies really exist? Is it really possible for them to walk the Earth?
If yes to both questions, then I’m freaking ready.
Amazing. I didn’t expect this from Radioactive Sago Project’s Lourd De Veyra.
I read from somewhere that people are claiming De Veyra as the ‘modern day Rizal’. I couldn’t agree more. In this novel your eyes will be opened to the dirt Manila hides behind it’s busy traffic. Drugs, crimes, and true pinoy rock and roll.
It’s different from anything I’ve ever read. Definitely a great find. You’ll never look at Manila the same way again.
And as for the music? Super Panalo Sounds!’s music will be trapped in your imagination forever, to each his own. Different in every person’s head, but still as amazing.
Read from June 20 to 26, 2012
This is my favorite love story yet. It wasn’t so sappy and this is a big factor to why I love it so much. The series of events took me in and it felt exactly like I’m having the night of my life. Sad that it would be an experience within a book’s pages, but so very true. I loved the whole scene with the music and the mosh pits and the getting lost in everything.
I am in love with Nick. He’s adorable and funny and his love for music swoons me. I love Norah as well. Her strength and humor and straightedge-ness and she’s beautiful.
I could relate to the fact that both of them were trying to get over their ex’s. It taught me that there’s still hope for me.
It took me a long time to finish this book. But I think without the workload from school, I could’ve finished this in a day. 2 days tops.
It’s beautiful in a non-conventional way. I could relate so much with it. Especially about the part where Craig feels so pressured to be above average. I feel like that a lot. Like everyone’s so fucking smart and I feel like I’m the only dumb person here. Having to try so hard and still be in the ‘average’ level.
A month ago I was having a hard time because a person (who used to be a really close friend) has been making me feel like crap because of my weaknesses. I let him in, allowed him to see myself in my weakest state, and he used that against me to make me feel even weaker. Reading this book, I learned that the weaknesses gave me the strength I have now. It gave me the strength to kick the assholes out of my life. I don’t care about my past, what’s important is what it made me to be. I saw myself in Noelle. I admire her. New inspiration. :)
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