The 9th Soul

Book Review: Inferno By Dan Brown

Posted in entertainment, life by Fated Blue on June 29, 2014

I’ve waited a full year for this book to come out on paperback. I’m not being a cheapskate here it’s just that every book I have by Dan Brown is on paperback so I figured I should be consistent about it…well okay maybe I am a bit of a thrifty reader but who gives a fuck? 😀

Inferno is the much awaited 4th installation to Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon novels. I mean, it’s been 3 or 4 years since he released a “Langdon” book and people kept wanting more out the brilliant Harvard Symbologist and the secrets he knows about the world. True to the series, the book explores a lot of ancient history particularly that of Dante Alighieri whom this whole book was dedicated to. Langdon went back to Europe for this one and it was an expected move from Brown seeing that Europe has a lot secrets that the public may take interest in.

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Book Review: Behemoth By Scott Westerfeld

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on June 3, 2014

The story of the lost heir and the daring midshipman continues in Behemoth, Scott Westerfeld’s second book in his epic Leviathan trilogy.

When I first got my hands on Leviathan, I immediately searched the web for the 2nd and 3rd book. I almost HAD to opt for a very pricey Amazon delivery but luckily a local bookstore gave me hope. This was the same bookstore that helped me find The Time Traveler’s Wife. Their prices were higher than the leading bookstore in the country but they appear to have a better selection and a better customer service. So props to them.

I’ll write this quick since it’s a bit late here.

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Book Review: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Posted in entertainment, politics, technology by Fated Blue on May 4, 2014

Click to enlarge. I have this version of the book and I want the succeeding ones related to the cover but I’m not sure they still exist.

I’ve been looking for a cheap version of this book for, perhaps, six years now. It was only by rough chance, and a good deal of sorting through a bunch of old piled books, that I found this lying underneath the rubble. It was in very mint condition given that it still has the plastic cover protecting the whole book itself from aging. It’s original price was at 719.00 php but I got it as 200 instead. Sweet deal, right? I’ve been looking for the rest of the series but luck has yet to smile on my search.

Let me give you a quick review since I’m a bit pressed for time. This book is meant for young adults but I’m 24 and I still enjoyed it. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I was willing to purchase all the series on day 3 of this book.  Perhaps Scott knows how to fish because his book got me hook, line, and sinker.

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Book Review: Papert Towns By John Green

Posted in entertainment, life by Fated Blue on April 26, 2014

I got the middle one.

I read this book right after a bit of disappointment from An Abundance of Katherines. Needless to say I wanted to expect another hard book to finish but as early as this blog goes, I’m definitely giving you the advice to read this.

This is the last four of the books I’ve read by John Green. I’m still thinking about buying his other two books but I’m not really a fan of books written by multiple authors.

I’m not going to stress this review out so much. What I am going to tell you is that this is a very, very good rebound from “Katherine”. This is probably one of the few books that literally made me laugh (yes, laugh as in laughing in a public place while everyone stares at you thinking something’s wrong with your head kind of laugh) hard specially during the book’s road trip scenes.

Let me have a little side opinion here of John Green’s writing style: all his books have cars, have road trips, funny but very helpful best friend/s, and a girl who is struggling to be stronger than how anyone thinks she is. I’ve read somewhere that once you meet one of John Green’s girls, you’ve met them all.

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Book Review: Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners #1.5)

Posted in entertainment, life by Fated Blue on April 1, 2014

 

I’m simply milking the franchise while I wait for book 2.This is gonna be a short review since the story itself was short.

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Book Review: STEELHEART by Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners #1)

Posted in entertainment, life by Fated Blue on March 31, 2014

 

I literally JUST finished this book. I bought it after finding the synopsis very interesting and the way goodreads reviewed it. I’m not usually the type that takes the advice of other readers but the plot interested me anyway so I might as well give it a try. I truly didn’t know this was part of a series but after reading it, I’m glad that it is. For those too tired to finish the review, I’m giving this a good score at the end so might as well buy it!

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Book Review: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (Peregrine #2)

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on March 23, 2014

Love the cover; better and creepier than the first one.

I’ll get to this quick. After reviewing the first book, I figured the second book would be a good try. It just so happened that I saw this at our local bookstore a month ago or something (I was reading Paulo Coelho’s Eleven Minutes then) and I somehow couldn’t wait to read this.

In a nutshell, the book is far, far better than its predecessor. As sequels should be, Ransom definitely upped the ante in this one, making this much more action packed and much more mysterious than the last one. The book was worth every cent in my opinion.

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