Friday, October 29, 2010

Book Review: Stolen by Kelley Armstrong

In the tradition of Laurell K. Hamilton, a deliciously wicked sequel to Bitten, from Canada's new queen of suspense.



Even though she's the world's only female werewolf, Elena Michaels is just a regular girl at heart -- with larger than normal appetites. She sticks to three feasts a day, loves long runs in the moonlight, and has a lover who is unbelievable frustrating yet all the more sexy for his dark side. Like every regular girl, she certainly doesn't believe in witches. Then again, when two small, ridiculously feminine women manage to hurl her against a wall, and then save her from the hunters on her tail, Elena realizes that maybe there are more things in heaven and earth than she's dreamt of.



Vampires, demons, shamans, witches -- in Stolen they all exist, and they're all under attack. An obsessed tycoon with a sick curiosity is well on his way to amassing a private collection of supernaturals, and plans to harness their powers for himself -- even if it means killing them. For Elena, kidnapped and imprisoned deep underground, separated from her Pack, unable to tell her friends from her enemies, choosing the right allies is a matter of life and death.

Author Biography: Kelley Armstrong lives in rural Ontario with her husband, three children and far too many pets. She is the author of Bitten, the first novel featuring Elena Michaels.

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I bought this book in Booksale having no idea that it was already a second installment of a series. Honestly, it’s really hard to find a good author and a popular book in Booksale. Lucky for you, if you find one. So when I had glimpsed the name of Kelley Armstrong on the shelf, I immediately grabbed the book without having second thought. Thanks to internet, I knew that I have picked a second installment of a book and made me almost kill myself for picking the wrong sort of book. Still, there was no time for any regrets. So, I read the book.


Thumbs-up as reader:

Okay, the story is really awesome—has really good command of pacing, creative and intelligent—which makes me conclude that Kelley’s book is professionally written. The plot is really great which didn’t bore me like any other books.

The story is like her other work--darkest power series. But I may consider this as the adult version and better version of the darkest power series because honestly--though I love the darkest power and even had given it a five-star rating--this is an action packed book.

I guess because the main protagonist of the darkest series is a necromancer that makes the story a less thrilling—for a boy like me. So count the differences if the main protagonist of the book is a werewolf.

Thumbs-down as a reader:

If this is professionally written, reckon the book that it has pointless scenes. Imagine—as reader--if you really want your reader to be hooked of your book, think of something else to let him/her continue reading without thinking of putting it down.



**nevertheless, I have given this book a five-star rating**





Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Which weighs more to you: Writing or Reading?



"If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that." 
 Stephen King







Writing is a form of leisure that substitutes the absence of childish games. it is the way of expressing the thoughts of a human that could hardly utter; it is one of the languages of the people who couldn't speak; it is part of human life that imagining without it is like having an abnormal life.








Reading is the way of receiving the unspoken message; it is the way of understanding the emotion of a certain writer. Reading is a sharpener of mind - as it is the way of adding informations to your knowledge - and the most common source of intelligence. Imagine you couldn't read at all, you might be lost in some places, you might be hit of a car by disobeying the road signs. in other words, absence of reading is suicide.














Writing is like reading. You write because you can read and vice-versa. Oftentimes, when I'm bored of reading or there's nothing left to be read, I write everything that is on my mind, just like now.(lelws) But apparently, choosing what weighs more between the two is like choosing which is more important to you, the left eye or the right eye? choose as if you have a choice..hahaha

Monday, October 11, 2010

missed times

yesterday was supposed to be day of my exam. unfortunately, i wasn't able to take the exam because I thought it was scheduled for 2:00 pm. and of course, I exactly arrived at the school with the time I expected. when I opened the door of our room, nobody was there.. then I later found out that I was late and the exam was over. GRRRRR, at....

as for the book that i'm thinking to read.. i'm planning to buy firelight by Sophie Jordan. the cover is really beautiful and hope the story does well.. since there is no copy of that book here in Philippines, i'm thinking of buying this one on bookdepository.

 anyway, below is the book's description.

With her rare ability to breathe fire, Jacinda is special even among the draki—the descendants of dragons who can shift between human and dragon forms. But when Jacinda’s rebelliousness leads her family to flee into the human world, she struggles to adapt, even as her draki spirit fades. The one thing that revives it is Will, whose family hunts her kind. Jacinda can’t resist getting closer to him, even though she knows she’s risking not only her life but the draki’s most closely guarded secret.
 

NaNoWriMo is back..
and if you don't have any idea about,
try to visit the link click here


As for my entry, it is still in scratch papers.
I can't still think of the right title for it. though, there are many words that are flaunting in my mind.
Last year, I joined this challenge, and failed to reach the 50,000 words, which i only got 10K plus.
Since last year, I have decided to give my best to win this time - even just for once...,LOL

Starting the first day of November, I'll post here the description of my work.