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Last week, this book finally found its way into my hands and now I am super addicted to it, dedicating some of my leisure time finishing this so called Wreck This Journal Project.
For the past few days, I’ve doodled, colored, drew, and did creative stuff to fill in the pages of this magical book. I’ve always wanted to have this journal since I found out about it about 2 years ago and now that I finally have it, I can’t get enough! I’m so hooked, I worked my butt off finishing a few pages.
172 Hours on the Moon
Author: Johan Harstad, Tara F. Chace
Overview: Three teenagers are going on the trip of a lifetime. Only one is coming back. It’s been more than forty years since NASA sent the first men to the moon, and to grab some much-needed funding and attention, they decide to launch an historic international lottery in which three lucky teenagers can win a week-long trip to moon base DARLAH 2.
Thoughts: Somebody on tumblr and goodreads recommended that I ought to read this book. I happen to have some leisure time so I decided to open this novel. It took me some time to finish this one because I have school, and to be honest, the first hundred pages were kind of dragging. When the 3 teenagers were chosen, that’s where the interesting and juicy scenes began.
I didn’t know what to expect, I thought this was a science fiction kind of novel, something with extra terrestrial creatures in it, but I was wrong. I never felt this shaken and terrified in reading a book, I had to stop a bit because it was too much of a thrill for my nerves to handle. I finished it just last Sunday and at night. I cannot even .. I was scared, I was confused a little bit because I had a lot of questions and I found no answers, I even stayed up a little bit just to ponder what I have just read. It was mind boggling. Some things weren’t connecting; some details strayed from the point. UGH. I’m just thankful that I slept that night.
It was scary. I cannot imagine how it would feel like stepping on the moon. The author had a really twisted mind imagining that the moon is hell. It was cool. The scientific details were so vivid and believable.
There’s only one thing that’s in my mind right now, going to the moon is stupid, even just thinking about it is a horror. :3
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Thank you for tagging me Kai :)
So the books tag goes like this, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and do not think too hard. They do not have to be the “right” books or great works of literature; Just ones that affected you in some way.
In no particular order, here’s mine:
I won’t be tagging anyone in particular, if you feel like doing this tag, feel free to do it ^_^
The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
Overview: "If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human."
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
Thoughts: This book is without a doubt amazing! I have never read any adrenaline-rushing books since The Hunger Games and this book is even more thrilling!
The plot is sickly twisted and the characters are lovable. I cannot imagine how those boys survived for two years inside the box. It was really an awesome read.
I cannot wait to see the movie. I have high expectations. I hope what I’ve imagined when reading this novel would not be far from what the movie will depict. Such an awesome book. Read this dystopian, thriller-filled, twisted book; you adventure enthusiast would be in a delight!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…
Julie Andrews is one of my favourite things, too. If I could package her up and send her to you as part of my giveaway, believe me, I would.
For now, though, I thought I’d make do with giving away a few other favourites of mine to one lucky winner. ***GIVEAWAY RULES UNDER THE CUT***
Humans do everything to get the things they want in life. They do crazy stuff to attain the kind of status they dream. It’s human nature to strive up to get out of that struggling state. People try to get the things that they think they deserve. It’s an animal world out there, they say, eat or be eaten, they say. It’s no wonder some rise to the top while others get dumped even lower to the ground.
But have you asked yourself what you really, truly wanted? Have you thought about what your heart truly desire? I don’t know what other people think, but in my opinion, what people really want is happiness, love and satisfaction.
I remember my college professor’s words in our class. He said that life is unfortunately unfair because we are only allowed and have the rights to the pursuit of happiness, not happiness itself. It got me thinking, yes it’s unfair, but don’t you think that being on the journey to happiness is fulfilling than attaining happiness itself? I mean when we get what we want, we always strive to get more, hence the dissatisfaction.
This again reminds me of Jeanine Matthews’ words in the book Divergent, she said that human nature is the problem why peace can’t be found.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against people struggling to get their dreams because I’m one of those people. All I’m saying is that sometimes, we should choose satisfaction over greed. It makes life easier, to just be contented with what you have is to be happy. Drop those greedy ambitions. For once, just be happy with what you’ve got. :)
Really? It’s that good??? :)) I will read it soon after I finish The Maze Runner ^_^ (whooh, so many books to read, so little ____?) HAHA
Author: Kristin Cashore
Overview: Deadly Grace
Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graces as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.
When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change.
She never expects to become Po’s friend.
She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away…
Thoughts: First of all, I majorly love this book. I would like to commend the author for a really job well done! The characters, the story and plot, the scenery, the settings, everything was beautiful. Everything has its place. It was such a wonder reading this one :)
I admire Katsa’s abilities, though it was kinda scary at first. I love her tandem with Po. I guess I can’t say much, just that I really love them both, oh, and Bitterblue too! King Lek was a likeable antagonist, although I hate him altogether.
All in all, the story was exciting to read. There are three parts and I love the 2nd part most :)
The ending was your typical happily-ever-after but it wasn’t cliché. I love how it ended, no cliffhanger and such, just straight to the point good.
I recommend this to all readers who are craving action, adventure and a little bit of romance.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
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