Sunday, February 19, 2012
Such a sweet sweet novel about finding courage and love.
I am so happy i got the chance to read Dream Chaser. I am a big fan of dance movies like Step Up, Save the Last Dance etc... and so i was very excited to read this. I cannot believe how much i can relate with Willow.. stage fright, fear and all. I very much admire her because she worked really friggin hard. I didn't have a hard time imagining their scenes. Her hardship with regards fear to me was understandable.. but she was able to overcome it. I lovelovelove Willow and Eli's relationship. They're just too sweet and sooo funny at times. I love how they got each other back and overcame obstacles together. I also loved Tyson's character. He's my kind of director. Haha. Willow's relationship with her family was also great to read too. Her mom and dad's soooo cool.
What i love most about this is Willow's attitude towards everybody. When everyone was pretty much ignoring her, she was still fighting and did her best. I love her confidence and her persistence, her ways to improve are just..outstanding. In the end, it all paid off and i think she became a better person.
So all in all.. I LOVE IT! ^_^
GREAT END TO A REALLY GREAT SERIES!!!
This book gave me everything i want... Literally!
It gave me:
✔Humor -- LOTS AND LOTS OF HUMOR
✔Twists and Turns
✔Answers to questions
This novel succeeded in making me a really BIG fan of Rick Riordan. I will definitely recommend this to everyone.. kids, teens and those young at heart. I love the way the story unfolded. The plot is really good. The twists and turns just right.. and oh.. lots of love. Even though of course, there was a war and lots of casualties, it was still oh so good. Their victory was soooo good that i can overlook the casualties. It was as if i'm hearing how each and every character were connected with each other. Listening to what they were doing made me feel like i was really there. I soooo wanted to be a demigod too! haha! I love it! The author is definitely a genius!
I adore the whole series!!!
I've never felt this way for a series.. well, not since Harry Potter.. and they have totally different stories.
So yeah.. YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!!! THIS IS PERFECT!!!
If i can live a fictional life, i would like to be Jen.
First off... i'm a big, larger-than-life HUGE like really friggin huge fan of Heart on a Chain so reading another work of Ms. Bennett has been one of my missions ever since. Geek Girl did not fail me. I was so afraid that it won't live up to my expectations after HOAC, but wow.. it blew me away. I actually love it!
The story isn't just bad girl meets geek guy. It was about how a girl found her self by trying to be as bad as she can be. Hmm.. was that confusing? well.. Jen was kind of.. a badass. She did what she want and went by her own rules. When she tried to reform Trev-or and make him go to the dark side (haha star wars geek here), she was the one who was reeled in by the force instead. That made this story totally cute. Of course things isn't all just warm fuzzies. When things got rough, she already had a support center and that's what i'm happy about. This girl who tried her best to look bad at first gained friends and a whole family. I like it. If Jen was a real person, i'll definitely congratulate her for her luck in life. This is also the reason why i want to be her in a fictional life.haha!
I love how Trevor's character came to be. He is most definitely a geek and yet, he's somehow cool and based on the book. . .has really nice dimples. So i guess he's cute right? I love it that he is soooo nice, respectful and really paid attention to Jen. I also like it that he didn't make it easy for Jen when things blew up. I like it that he gave Jen the anger she deserved and she in turn learned a lot from it. Not to be mean of course, but you know.. we learn to value things when we lose it..and that's usually when we realize stuffs. The whole getting back together was soooo good.. it made me really squeal/laugh/jump up and down.
This story tells us that no matter how bad the world was to us, there's always hope. It's one thing that we can never lose especially if we still wake up each morning. Anyway... my feelings after this novel? *happy sigh* i think i can sleep now and dream of hearts and flowers.
P.S.: You ever imagine Jen 10 years after? i think she will be such a cool mom, being part geek and part reformed party girl..added to the fact that she cooks.. That would be a riot! =)
Sunday, February 5, 2012
WHAT A GUNDAM GREAT NOVEL! (yes, i purposefully misspelled)
❝I leaned my head on his shoulder, feeling a sudden wave of fatigue. The fear and anger had been left to simmer until a later time when they might actually make sense, and though I knew it was temporary, I was relieved. We were safe and together, and that was all that mattered now.❞
That line above is probably the one line that made me exhale loudly in this whole novel. This is one helluva kick ass, bone breaking, teeth chattering, door knocking, heartwarming, gun blazing novel!! I honestly held my breath all the way to December! Well, maybe i took shallow breaths but still...woah!
I already expected that i would be beholden by this novel. The moment i added this to my to-read list.. i just knew i was bound to love it. The blurb was the one who caught my sight at first. And then reviews started coming... and then i was dying of waiting... (as with almost all of my 2012 upcoming books yet this one is special). When i started reading it, i couldn't help but take a few minutes for a breather. Scenes were that intense. There was almost no room to let my guard down as a reader. It seemed as if every time i started to be happy with one scene, another scene comes along and crushes my hope. No, i did not read the ending.. i figured, if it was going to have a bad ending then i'm gonna be totally disappointed but i was going to FINISH IT no matter what. I am so glad with the ending. I am indeed satisfied.
The characters were likable. Ember.. hmm, even if i thought she was stupid because she let herself get caught near the end, i guess it was all part of the story. If it weren't for her, they wouldn't have known what it's like inside the enemy's territory. I like that even though she had so many doubts, she was able to think things through on tougher situations. I like it that she cooperates when put in pressure. I feel bad about her mom because during the whole novel, i felt that she's the only guiding force for Ember. Anyway... there's still Chase so that lessens my feeling bad. Chase is... such a good guy that it's hard to be pissed at him. He's what i call i'm-big-and-strong-mysterious-and-brooding-but-i'm-sweet-and-kissable-when-persuaded. I love him. His character is really awfully self sacrificing that i hated Ember at some point for not recognizing his pain. I like it that no matter what, he was always thinking about Ember..
He kneeled before me. “No. You are my home.”
Mygosh, i love that line! sappysappy but i love it. I was going to wish that this novel had been longer but thinking about how many minutes / hours i spent gritting my teeth and holding my breath.. i'm glad it ended quickly.. and on a light note.
I would not.. could not possibly forget the Story of Article 5. I was taken aback when i found out what the title means but i guess it truly fits. I was thinking, if things that happened in this book would happen to me in real life.. i'll go crazy. This novel made me appreciate my freedom again. I'm giving it a perfect score ^_^
Looking forward to the next one.