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Nirvana for Geeks | Ready Player One


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Publisher: Crown Publishers
Release date: August 16, 2011
Genres: YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopia
Pages:374
Source: Downloaded it
In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

Review

Oh, well. 

It's about time I finally got around writing this review that I have been planning on writing since months ago, but I was always too lazy to do it.

I read this book mainly because of the hype that surrounded the movie adaptation a couple months ago. I fell in love instantly with the trailer of the movie when I watched it last year and my immediate thought was "heck, i need to really read the book this time". So I did.

Here are the things that were constantly in my mind while I was in this roller coaster ride:

To Be Cow or Not to Be Cow | The Fed-Up Cow

The Fed-Up Cow by Peta Lemon
Publisher: Quirky Picture Press
Release date: January 30th, 2018
Genres: Children
Pages: 34
Source: Received from the Author
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Hilda is FED-UP with being a cow. Spending all day doing not much but moo. There has to be something more she can do.

So she decides to be a sheep... ... then a pig ... and even a chicken.

Is the grass any greener on the other side?

Join Hilda, the fed-up cow, on her voyage of self-discovery in this daft but timeless story, written in rhyme.

REVIEW


Oh, wow! I adored this book! This is my first time reviewing a Children's Book and it was fun! The author, Peta Lemon, requested a review through e-mail and I immediately said yes when I read the synopsis and found out that it was full of drawings! How can I say no to that? My childish senses are tingling with excitement. So, without further ado, let's start the review that I had with my friend, Firly!

My part of the review will be in normal font while Firly's will be in italic and underlined.

The Heartbreaking Past of a Ruthless Queen | Heartless


Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: November 8th, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Retelling, Romance, YA
Pages: 453
Source: Bought it
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Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.

Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

In her first stand-alone teen novel, the New York Times-bestselling author dazzles us with a prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Review:

I was heartbroken to bits the moment I finished this book. No, heartbroken isn't enough to describe how I felt. I felt betrayal, sorrow, fury, and helplessness all rolled into one giant lump of unsorted emotions. No, it was not because the book was disappointing or anything like it, it was the opposite, but not quite.

We all know that this book is going to end in misery, don't we? Since the past of the cold-blooded Queen of Hearts we all know in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland written by Lewis Carroll must be one that did not contain happiness or else she would never become the way she was in his story. Still, Marissa Meyer was able to make me fall inside a rabbit hole, fall in love with her ludicrous and idiosyncratic characters, and then shred my heart into millions of pieces by the end of this book.