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: 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.


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.


Movie Review: Les Miserables (2012)

Posted in entertainment, life, Special posts by Fated Blue on February 2, 2013

The most touching scene: To be free not as a man but as a soul.

My favorite author of all time will always be Victor Hugo. I read the unabridged version of Les Miserables when I was but a boy of 16 and I always say it’s my favorite book of all time. No other book comes close. But let’s not dwell on how beautiful the book is. I’m here to do a review of perhaps the movie of 2012. I’m not going to dawdle on the details nor am I going to bring you the staples of movie reviews.


Book Review: Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin by Bob Ong

Posted in entertainment, life by Fated Blue on January 1, 2012

Bob Ong's latest novel

Let’s start the year right: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU! I went out early this morning (0520) for a good round of jogging. It’s funny because I’m pretty sure the fireworks and all the banging kept me up until 0100 but my body still managed to wake up 20 minutes before the alarm went off (0420).

I guess my Circadian Rhythm never fails to be consistent with regards to having just enough sleep which usually ranges from 6-7 hours.

Now on with the review. In this article, I’ll be talking about the Filipino pop culture favorite’s new book.


Book Review: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Posted in life, Special posts by Fated Blue on March 15, 2011

This is the version I got 😀 Click to zoom


I bought this book for a cheap P 315.00. It’s a quick read (about 290 pages) and I figured the price was just enough. After finishing it, however, I thought to myself on how lucky I was to have bought this for such a low price.

When I finally reached the final chapter, I slowly read every sentence as if I wanted to immerse myself in this book until the very last word. It’s the kind of book you wouldn’t want to end, but you also want to see how it ends.

I’ll try to make this review as spoiler-free as possible. If there would be, I’d warn you before hand. I seriously recommend NOT reading any reviews or articles (like wikis) that you know may spoil you.

This is the most beautiful tragedy I’ve ever read. This will never let me go.


Book Review: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Posted in life by Fated Blue on September 15, 2010

Probably Dan Brown's best book yet

I recently finished this book. How recent? Try 10 minutes recent. I really loved reading Dan Brown’s books ever since I had my mind satisfied by Angels and Demons. The caption below the image is no exaggeration at all. This book is seriously the best in Dan Brown’s arsenal of novels.

Why is it the best? It’s really the type that keeps you flipping pages. Even more than his previous Langdon books. I seriously had no clue there was so much that happened before America became what it is today: The world’s most powerful country.

I never imagined so much planning was done to establish America and how symbols and religious beliefs played the major role in it’s birth. This book simply made me want to go to Washington D.C. and have a complete “The Lost Symbol” tour there.

Below will be a short summary. Spoilers are expected.