Wednesday, January 25, 2012
SCARED THE SHIT OUTTA ME. MADE ME CRY. MADE ME ANGRY. MADE ME LAUGH. MADE ME FEEL ALL FLUTTERY INSIDE. IN SHORT... A DAMN GREAT YA!
Okay.. first off, reading this novel and finishing this at 3am of Friday the thirteenth? so not cool! so friggin scary and yes, just a little coincidence.. yea i keep telling my self that. The author is sooooo great to have made me feel an array of emotions.
The book started with the feel of THE EXORCIST meets CONSTANTINE meets GHOST WHISPERER teenage version. I, a fan of films with exorcisms was just dumbstruck with the first exorcist scene here in the book. I mean, i can't help but imagine it vividly. The other exorcist scenes are just as scary. The doll scenes especially. Mygawd., i think i'll be having nightmares about that. You see, like Bridget.. i have a thing against dolls. After watching one episode of Are you Afraid of the Dark, i swore them off my shelves. So anyway.. that is how scary / creepy the novel is.
This is non demon related. The issue with her mom flirting with two men (OR MAYBE JUST ONE) is just.. anger -arising. If i had been Bridget, i think i'll be angry as well. Also Alexa? ugh, i was soooo looking forward to cat fight.
sad / tear-jerker:
All scenes involving Bridget missing her dad are tear-jerkers. Especially when she found out that the cat was actually his dad's representation,, uhh i could just cry with her!
Of course, scenes with Matt. He's just the type of character that the main character would likely depend on. He's always there for Bridget and he's been very understanding and helpful given the bizarre situation. I Honestly, even without a love interest, i would've loved the book as much. This love side is just a plus for the novel.. and a great plus at that.. although i'm still wondering what the energy thing is about.
*sigh* This will be a series right? I sweeaarr.. Bridget is just plain awesome i wanna be her! i wanna say:
This is who I am. I’m Bridget Liu and I’m a Watcher.
this one's just perfect but please let there be a next book soon....
❤❤❤Is it Valentine's day today? Nah, i'm pretty sure it's not.. otherwise my facebook would be full of Happy Birthdays. After reading this book... it's so easy to pretend that it is Valentine's day.
For the hearts and flowers part:
I love fluff.. i live for happy endings and i truly am glad that this book has everything i want. I admit that this book kinda reminded me of Serendipity. The coincidences that happened here were really convenient. They somehow managed to meet, be on the way to the same country and then be seatmates on a plane. The main characters' circumstances in life led them into a kind of friendship on the plane. And then they became attracted to each other within 24 hours. Is that possible in real life? I really don't know.. but did it work in this novel? Hell Yeah! Their personalities were just perfect. I love it that the author made their plane ride super sweet that as a reader, i can't help but wish that i'm on the girl's place. haha!
❀❀❀I imagine them like this...awwww❀❀❀
(Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in an airport)
Yes, the book is indeed full of hearts and flowers and did i expect those? yes i did. What i didn't expect though is the tear-jerker parts. Maybe because the novel was tackling an issue close to my heart.. and that is, FAMILY. Not that any of my parents have ever been divorced or (view spoiler).. more like i can see how it'll affect me if ever it would happen. Hadley was very close to her dad before everything else happened, i cannot blame her character if suddenly she becomes mean..but to her credit, i think that the way she coped with the situation is admirable. I was ready for more teenage angst, but evidently, her character wasn't patterned to be like that.
In the end, she accepted things for what they are. I love her thought here
❝He’s still her dad. The rest is just geography❞
For Oliver's part... it's a good thing that he met Hadley at the right moment. I think she's just what he needed at a time like that. Oh, you know what.. i think Oliver's character was also needed by Hadley. They obviously both have baggages and sometimes, it's good to let it all out. I'm glad that they both found happiness and were there for each other.
This one's on my fave first reads for 2012! I love it.
P.S. : The Twist behind the title came to me in the middle of their plane ride so.. hmm.. i kinda hate myself because i wasn't surprised anymore. hmpf.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
MY VERY FIRST BOOK READ IN 2012 .. A PERFECT FIVE!!
I'M ON FIRE!!!
I WANT THE NEXT BOOK NOW!!
GIMME GIMME OR I'LL START SHOOTING!!!
I admit that i had high expectations when it came to this book. My close friend recommended it, one of my online buddies did as well.. and then all of a sudden my GR friends were all reading during the Holiday season. I figured i'll probably finish it before New Year but then, i wanted to savor the book so i read it oh so slow....
verdict: 5 ROCKING STARS!
i love it!
Is it a shocker that i love it? NAH.. i know for a fact that i'm a fan of angels and 2011 taught me how to love dystopian books.. and this one is a combination of both, so yes.. it's a given that i'll love it. The story is amazingly patterned to our modern living. I'm afraid it'll possibly happen in the far far far (i hope) future. I was sooo frikkin curious as to what the angels are really like here.. turns out, they're kind of the bad guys.
I wasn't so sure what to make out of Raffe in the beginning. He had that "i'm-injured-but-most-definitely-still-badass" look. He was also sexy, moody and brooding. And then i found out who Raffe really was..
i was like
and then i was like....
Raffe is really a force to be reckoned with! I was so upset about his wings.. but hey, all part of the story eh? He was so very helpful to Penryn and he grew attached to her (i guess) already that my mind is really forming ideas on what'll happen to them on the next book.
Penryn on the other hand.. oh well.. let's just say she's one girl i'm not about to mess up with. I don't wanna! don't wanna! because she'll definitely kick my ass! She's a survivor. Her family was already in chaos before the angels took over and yet.. she endured. Mom's some kind of sicko while her sister is disabled.. i can't even begin to imagine how to be her in real life. Her journey towards the aerie is admirable. The way she pursuaded Raffe to bring her along... well, let's just say that it takes a lot of courage to put on a brave mask when you know you really didn't have that much under your sleeve.
The scene with the twist / revelation about what the angels were doing with the kids and other poeple is really a WTF moment for me. It was like reading an alien novel.. It was brilliantly woven that I swwweeaarr i think i'll be dreaming about the things i imagined those creatures to be.
There are a lot of things that i want to know in the next book...
✴Where did angels come from?
✴How did Gabriel fall?
✴What happened to Penryn's mom.. why does she thinks demons are after her?
✴What is Penryn's true heritage? (if there's any mystery in there)
✴Why are the angels experimenting on human children?
✴What are those awful things in the lab?
✴What are the planning to do to those things?
✴What is Raffe's intention towards Penryn?
✴What'll happen to Paige? will she eat people or remain docile?
and most of all....
✴✴✴WILL RAFFE GET HIS OWN WINGS BACK? I mean, i was heartbroken when his wings were torn off.. and then my heart was crushed and stomped when his sword didn't acknowledge him anymore because of his demon wings. If i was him, of course i wanna fly so i'll take any wings available.. but the issue with the sword and his beautiful wings.. errmm.. i don't think i would ever let it go if i was him.
So anyway... this book proved that sometimes, i could really love a book with a cliff hanger. I believe that the next book will be worth the wait. This one definitely caught my attention. PERFECT plot, characters and feel!