The 9th Soul

Book Review: Firebird Trilogy by Claudia Gray

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on November 19, 2017

Cover Firebird Trilogy

It took me months to get to and finish both Ten Thousand Skies Above You and A Million World With You (Firebird #2 and #3 respectively) because me trying to balance both being a freelance writer and gamer just didn’t leave a lot of time for book reading (much to my shame).

Anyway, I will keep this review as brief and spoiler-free as possible. If you want a quick summary, I’m definitely recommending the trilogy to Sci-Fi fans who don’t mind cheesy romance. I like romance and all, but sometimes it gets too cheesy and if it wasn’t for Claudia Gray’s style of writing – simple but not lazy – I would’ve quit on this series.

And oh yeah, praise the cover designer or illustrator of the series! One of the most eye-candy books I’ve ever owned!

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Book Review: Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #3)

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on October 10, 2016

Library of Souls(This is a late post as I’ve finished the book since September first week)

(Click the links for my reviews on books 1 and 2)

The thing I like about Ransom Riggs’ Peculiar series is how he manages to introduce a familiar story without making the reader liken it too much to something else. While his series received multiple praises and even got commended for being “the next Harry Potter”, you can’t help but be thankful for the author’s original take on what a peculiar gang of kids would do if they had weird powers.

I liked books 1 and 2 so it went without saying my expectations from the last of the trilogy would be pretty high. I now realize I expected a little too much.

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Book Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe By Benjamin Alire Saenz

Posted in life by Fated Blue on April 17, 2016

aristotle-and-dante-discover-the-secrets-of-the-9781442408937_hrI picked this book up because I saw the multiple awards it garnered on the cover. I had absolutely no idea whether this book had good reviews on websites like GoodReads. I also didn’t know what the story was about save for the synopsis. Lastly, I’m not a fan of gay literature or “coming out of the closet” type of books. I don’t hate it, just not fond of reading them.

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Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on November 10, 2015
The Graveyard Book cover

I didn’t have this cover. I had the original one but in gold and had the Newberry Medal displayed.

After falling for his “Ocean” and “Gods” books, I figured I should read one of Gaiman’s more popular works when I saw this on a bookshelf in some random bookstore.

I’ve kept this book hidden since May this year, often reading what I initially saw as more “exciting” books in my previous book reviews. While I did have joy in reading those books, I believe I felt as if I betrayed myself by putting this book on hold for such a long time.

This book is simply amazing. I’ve never read anything quite like it. Gaiman states he drew inspiration from The Jungle Book, which is about a child raised by animals. Truth be told, this book does share an awful lot of similarity with its inspiration but it’s nothing short of original and witty when it comes to delivery and concept.

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Book Review: It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Posted in health, health defects, life by Fated Blue on September 14, 2015

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I bought this book without knowing what it was really about. I figured the teaser at the back sounded promising as it seemed to introduce a bunch of quirky, not-so-cliche characters which many books seem to use nowadays. It was also interesting how it involved a story of a suicidal boy which reminded me of how interesting “Perks” was.

To be honest, the book was a bit slow and depressing when it started. I’m not a fan of depressing books so I guess that has to be a factor too. I actually planned on skipping this book for another but I figured it should get interesting as a friend of mine, whom I really think is cool when it comes to song and book interests, told me it was worth a read. And it was.

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Book Review: Gone by Michael Grant

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on July 20, 2015

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I’m reviewing quite possibly one of the best books series I’ve ever read. What made me pick this up is the way the book used a synopsis that was achingly familiar towards one of my favorite genre: ordinary humans with powers. There’s just something about extraordinary abilities and “wars” that drive me mad and this book has them. In fact, it has more than what it appeared to offer. This book has drama, love, death, despair, lust, hate, inhumanity, and will definitely make you question your morals.

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Book Review: Si by Bob Ong

Posted in Uncategorized by Fated Blue on June 7, 2015

I purchased this book simply because it was a Bob Ong book. I’ve read all his works and I’ve done one review for his previous book.

I have so little to say because the book was simple enough to be easily understood. This book, in its purest form, was all about meeting one’s destiny. It also highlighted a few historical events in the country but in the end it was all about the power of love and how it can always make the most heartfelt of wishes come true.

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