Friday, October 14, 2011

ARC Review : Glow (Sky Chasers #1) by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Author : Amy Kathleen Ryan
Category : Sci-fi, Dystopian
Format : Paperback (307 pages)
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Language : English

Goodreads Description:
What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you'd been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue?

Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth's collapse, the ship's crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately, or their zealous leader's efforts will fail. Onboard their sister ship, the Empyrean, the unsuspecting families don't know an attack is being mounted that could claim the most important among them...

Fifteen-year-old Waverly is part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space; she was born on the Empyrean, and the large farming vessel is all she knows. Her concerns are those of any teenager—until Kieran Alden proposes to her. The handsome captain-to-be has everything Waverly could ever want in aWaverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth. husband, and with the pressure to start having children, everyone is sure he's the best choice. Except for Waverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.

But when the Empyrean faces sudden attack by their assumed allies, they quickly find out that the enemies aren't all from the outside.

My Thought :

I got the book from a giveaway on The Publication Follies of Alexandra Shostak. At first, I'm not too excited to read the book because it set on outer space, but after reading the book, it turn out really good. It's worth every time I spent to read the book.

Empyrean is one of the spaceship that travelling the galaxy to find New Earth. Kieran and Waverly are the first generation of children who born aboard on Empyrean. One day, New Horizon attack Empyrean. They kidnap all the girls and kill almost all of the adults on Empyrean. Since the attack, Kieran has to lead the Empyrean and save the girls. On the other hand, Waverly tries to save the girls and the adults from Anne Mather, the leader of New Horizon. Follow their journey to save Empyrean in Glow.

Glow is written in fast-paced from 2 point of view (Kieran's and Waverly's POV). It's a wonderful story about love, faith and betrayal. Glow has strong characters. The ending of Glow, left me hanging. As the first book of Sky Chaser series, Glow make me want for more. I highly recommend Glow, especially to a reader who love to read sci-fi and Dystopian.

I give Glow 5 out of 5 stars.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness October

Random Acts of Kindness is the monthly event hosted by Book Soulmates
Last month, I didn't receive any RAK . So, I hope I would get some RAK this month. And here the rules from Book Soulmate's blog :

Please read carefully & follow all rules!

  • Please sign-up each month that you can participate (and by participate, we mean give as well as receive).
  • Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button (code is in the sidebar).
  • Create a wish list (on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K post for the month.
  • If you choose to do a R.A.K for someone, check out their wish list and contact that blogger directly for their information.
  • Once you receive a RAK, send us an our new email to [rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com] so that we can update the Google Doc. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SEND EMAILS TO THIS ADDRESS!
  • E-book participation is limited to files being gifted directly to a person from the e-book store. Amazon's Kindle Store is set up to allow this, as well as the Kobo store and we believe Barnes & Noble as well.
  • At the end of the month, SHOW US YOUR R.A.K by making a "RAK Wrap-Up" post.  This post should include who you SENT gifts to as well who you RECEIVED gifts from :)
OPEN TO EVERYONE including all our International brethren!
Remember, there's always the Book Depository and they offer FREE shipping!

This is my wishlist :

Review : Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Author : Stephanie Perkins
Category : Romance
Reading Level : Young Adult
Format: Paperback (375 pages)
Publisher: Speak (4 August 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0142419400
ISBN-13: 978-0142419403

Goodreads description :
Anna can't wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits?

"Perkins's debut surpasses the usual chick-lit fare with smart dialogue, fresh characters and plenty of tingly interactions." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book." - Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author

"Tantalizing pacing, sparkling repartee, vibrant supporting characters . . ." - Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay

My Thought :
Anna Oliphant's father is a famous author. He thinks Anna, just like another rich kid, needs to attend a boarding school in Paris, but Anna doesn't really want to leave her best friend, Bridge, and her younger brother. In France, Anna makes friend with Meredith, Rashmi, Josh, and Etienne St. Clair. Anna and St. Clair are getting closer. They're start to falling for each other. The problem is St. Clair still has a girlfriend.

I love the book. It's fun and romantic. I like how their relationship develop. I like the banter between characters, it make the book more interesting. I also love the characters in the book, especially Anna and Etienne. Etienne is such a sweet guy, even if sometimes he is so stupid and clueless. I highly recommend the book. You really should the book.

I give Anna and the French Kiss 5 out of 5 stars.