The 9th Soul

Book Review: A Thousand Pieces Of You By Claudia Gray (Firebird #1)

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on December 26, 2014

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I got this book partly due to its cover. It’s one of the most beautifully designed cover I’ve seen in a while and it intrigued me. I also saw the book’s synopsis and I guess, with a couple of reviews from the internet, it made me want to buy it. It took me a while to finish this because of the hazards of having a job and not getting a good time to read. Although I’m partly to blame because I also play videogames to get my mind off things, specially after a hard day at the office. But still, I really could’ve finished this like two weeks ago.

Now why am I so insistent on the possibility of finishing this book earlier? Well, the book’s pretty interesting overall. It’s downright ambitious for an author to write about a love story while wrapping it all up in dimensional/parallel universe leaping. You may think other books have done the same thing and perhaps they have but as far as my book collection is concerned, this is one of those innovative stories I’m glad I read while it was “just out”. (more…)

Book Review: Every You, Every Me By David Levithan

Posted in entertainment, life by Fated Blue on November 30, 2014

It’s been a while since I reviewed a book. A few things got in the way which mostly involved work and shitloads of it. I also didn’t expect to read this book for more than a week given at how just short it is. Well I now realize that short doesn’t necessarily imply a quick read.


Book Review: The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on May 16, 2014

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I enjoyed reading Neil’s American Gods so much that I wanted another book from him. I’m not a real huge fan of fantasies but Neil’s got me hooked and this book was no different.

What intrigued me first was the cover and how beautiful it was. It was calming and soothing and the “sinking” girl attracted my attention. The synopsis was also very convincingly good. Again, I’m not a fan of stories like these but there was something about the way Neil writes his work and the way his stories revolve around the reality of our world thru his fantasies that made me want to read his books more.

While I’m not exactly the type that would buy every book he has, I might well be caught glimpsing at the covers, looking at the synopsis, and maybe read a page or two to see if I can get hooked.


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.


Book Review: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Posted in entertainment, life, Special posts by Fated Blue on September 15, 2012

Lovin’ Chipp Kidd 🙂

Okay. I finished this book two weeks ago but it has nothing to do with the thickness of it. No, my work and videogames got in the way. And no, I’m not saying this book is so boring that I skipped out on it a lot.

This book is more than 900 pages and I was happy, and still happy, that Murakami actually had the time and effort (not to mention inspiration and imagination) to write a book of such length. I’m thankful for it and I’m a proud owner of his books (the other being Norwegian Wood) but in this review, I’m gonna tell you right now that this book is nothing like Norwegian Wood. In fact, I’d go as far to say that Norwegian Wood is the better book. Maybe it’s just me and my biased choice of fiction gearing towards slice of life and not so much into fantasy (more on this later) but I really enjoyed reading “Wood” much more than this.

Praise Murakami for this but praise him even more for Norwegian Wood. But still, this book is worth reading if you’re really into it. And by “really” I mean a real bookworm. Now, let’s review this!


Jenny the Prostitute

Posted in life, Special posts by Fated Blue on September 3, 2010

Is it possible for a prostitute to find true love? I’ve always wondered the answer to this question. My search has led me to a prostitute who goes by the name of Jenny. The answer I got was something I didn’t expect.

Here’s my story…


Book Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Posted in Random by Fated Blue on February 26, 2010

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I bought this book at a hefty price of P649.00 at National Bookstore. What really brought my interest in this book in the first place was its book cover. It’s so mysterious and the back has this question “What if the person you were meant to be could never be yours?”