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: An Abundance Of Katherines By John Green

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on April 12, 2014

I started reading John Green’s books when I was first intrigued by the plot behind The Fault In Our Stars. I’ve since then told myself that I would his other works. This is my third book from him of which the second one was Looking For Alaska. I expected a pretty good read from this book. In fact, I raised my standards a bit high for this one since I really wanted to read a John Green book for the longest time.

The story is about this boy named Colin who gets dumped 19 times by women bearing the name Katherine. In this book, he ventures outside his safe zone in an attempt to forget his recent break-up and maybe even provide an ingenious theorem that can potentially predict the outcome of any relationship.

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Book Review: The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps to a Thinner, Healthier You

Posted in food, health, Special posts by Fated Blue on September 22, 2013

I saw this book two weeks ago on a 70% sale in my local bookstore. I’ve always researched about fitness and how our body generally reacts to food and exercise. I myself have written a few blogs and even shared blogs that are quite interesting to read about. When I saw the book and perused the author’s titles in the front page and the first few pages of the book. I figured I need to have a little review of my own ideas and browse a certified professional when it came to fitness and weight loss.

I mean, I know how I did it and whenever my friends or colleagues ask me for tips or recommendations I tell them what I know not only from what I know but also from what I have researched and read on the internet, on books, and on videos. I just wanted to know more in a sense that I get to tell my friends “oh this author has some good tips” or perhaps actually give them a solid reference, the type of reference that they can actually hold, instead of me blurting out “I read somewhere that…” or “There was this article I saw that…” and this would be better because people yearn for concrete stuff nowadays and ideas to these kinds of people are all just wind.

Aside from that, I figured maybe I can get some good tips too and I found a lot in this book.

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Book Review: Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

Posted in life by Fated Blue on August 24, 2013

I’m gonna start things off on why I bought this book: The title made me. I’ve been reading John Green’s books with the book before this being Looking For Alaska. And I figured I need a new book with a not-so-different genre. And this book caught my eye.

It has nothing to do with me breaking up with someone nor I fear my special someone’s going to break up with me. I simply wanted a new book in all honesty. I mean, I haven’t had a girlfriend since time immemorial so I guess I simply want to read a book about breaking up.

I’m gong to keep this review short.

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Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on August 3, 2013

I decided to buy this book solely because of the spooky cover. Not to mention the review given by my recently liked author John Green. I was also delighted to note that this novel will have pictures. I’ve been tons of books lately and I can’t remember the last time I read something with pictures in it. In fact, I think the last book I saw with pictures was The Little Prince. And that was a hell of a long time ago.

I also would like to emphasize that this is Ransom Rigg’s first novel. It intrigued me even more to buy this since I’m a fan of giving first time authors a chance.

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Book Review: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Posted in health, health defects, life by Fated Blue on June 2, 2013

I love this cover

I started reading this book as soon as I finished reviewing The Fault In Our Stars. I have this goal to read as many short pocket books, not longer than 400 pages, before the next book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series comes out. I’ve been wanting to read this since early last year but due to my line up of books I just couldn’t give this book a second look. But now that I did I have to say I enjoyed reading it. It’s a coming of age novel with a twist.

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Book Review: P.S. by Helen Schulman

Posted in life by Fated Blue on April 11, 2012

A lovely book written with such angst I wonder as to why it doesn't attract more readers

This is such a delayed review. I bought this book like 3 months ago and I just finished it 3 weeks prior. The work and the innumerable distractions around me were simply too much to ignore. In any case, I’m glad I finished this book.

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