Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Something Blue (Darcy & Rachel #2) by Emily Giffin

Synopsis from www.goodreads.com

Darcy Rhone has always been able to rely on a few things: Her beauty and charm.  Her fiance, Dex. Her lifelong best friend, Rachel.  She never needed anything else. Or so she thinks until Dex calls off their dream wedding and she uncovers the ultimate betrayal. 

Blaming everyone but herself, Darcy flees to London and attempts to re-create her glamorous life on a new continent. But to her dismay, she discovers that her tried-and-true tricks no longer apply--and that her luck has finally expired. It is only then that she can begin her journey toward redemption, forgiveness, and true love

My Comments

It was an "ok" sort of read for me. I have expected more of this book as I have heard good things about this author.

However, I was disappointed that 2/3 of the book have been about how self-centered the heroine, Darcy, is. I think that was a bit too much.

It was quite unbelievable based on this shallow character who was 5months pregnant being able to attract her Gynae to falls for her. It was a bit far fetch to me even in a chit lit.

Hence am giving this two stars out of 5 stars 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel #1) by by Emily Giffin

Synopsis by www.goodreads.com

Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. 

Rachel has always been the consummate good girl---until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party. 

That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy's fiancé. Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from.

 As the September wedding date nears, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. In doing so, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk all to win true happiness.  

Something Borrowed is a phenomenal debut novel that will have you laughing, crying, and calling your best friend

My Comments : 

This have been an easy book to read.
Although Rachel was the third party in the relationship, but I find that I feel sorry for her. It was obvious that Darcy and Dex were not suited and it was such a pity that Dex took his own sweet time to decide on who he want to be with. I don't really like Dex.

Only one part which I find, not convincing is that how Rachel and Dex end up in bed. There was not much mentioned about the attraction between the two of them.

Overall I love this book because of Rachel. The character was very vivid and the crisis she encountered felt very real.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

Synopsis by www.goodreads.com

THE BEST OF ME is the heart-rending story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. 

Now middle-aged, they've taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. 

When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past

My Comments:

For me this is another one of his best book.

For those who are accustomed to Nicholas Sparks writing style, you'll won't find anything surprising in this book.  Story rather predictable. However, the emotions here are high. There seems to be no right or wrong when comes to love.

Same as many of his creation, this book will unfailingly make you sad. Not in a bad way rather in the sense of "what if"

What I like about this book is that it's not side-tracked by supporting characters.

Am giving this book 4 stars out of 5

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

A Triumph For Sakura by Jason S. Ridler

Synopsis and Book Cover from www.goodreads.com

Famed fight coach Ned Bangs was down and out, until he saw Sakura fight four deadbloods like a champ. The catch? Unlike Ned, she was human.

Under Ned’s guidance, Sakura fights from the street to the big time, gather fame and enemies as they reach the arena of Cascadia. Can they both survive when her courage fans the flames of a human revolution against their vampire overlords?

What cost will they both pay for a Triumph for Sakura.

My Comments :

I was contacted by the author to review this book. Initially I thought there is nothing new that any author can add on to the existing Vampire and human series but obviously I was wrong.

The author certainly put new twist in "A Triumph For Sakura".
This book is like Hunger Games, Fight Club and True Blood rolled into one good novel. Very fast paced. The powerful against the weak. Will they be able to thriumph against a force that is so strong? 

Of all characters in the book, I think I like Ned best. Probably because of his flash back on the good old days before the undead become and elite race; and current time.

What I also love about this book despite all the fighting and everything, is that there are not much of foul language. In here, four letter words were being used at appropriate place. Yeah...I do sound snobbish but that's how I feel. I really hate it if nearly every page of a book being peppered with four letters words. Foul language doesn't really make a character in the book more macho.

Overall it has been a good read


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