Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi: Book Review

I finally finished reading the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi. The first book in the series is Shatter Me, followed by Unravel Me and then Ignite Me.

Shatter Me trilogy

I can't say I love the trilogy but it was okay. In the first two books, Juliette was really annoying. Her actions and judgments were irrational and mostly based on emotions. There's too much thoughts going on even if some were not really necessary (I think!). Her thoughts about Adam and later about Warner were also too cheesy for me! Haha!

I understand that Juliette's development were intended to take a long time but I expected to see more changes in Unravel Me. In Ignite Me, she was instantly this better Juliette. And I really find it hard to believe. Haha! I guess Juliette is not my type of protagonist.

Anyway, what kept me going was Kenji. I liked that he's smart, sweet and very funny. He's been through a lot (well, all of them) but he was always in a happy disposition especially when he's around his friends. :)

As for Adam and Warner... I don't know. Haha! But I first loved Adam. Warner's true color was suddenly revealed in Ignite Me so one has to digest it first really well before truly accepting him. (That is if you're a Team Adam first!) :)



I liked the story and the idea of super powers but I was not able to connect with the main character. So yeah.... :)

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Oh yes, I had my copies signed! :)

That's all folks!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Tahereh Mafi, Ransom Riggs, Veronica Rossi: Book Signing Event #3

Hi folks! Yesterday, April 26, I attended another book signing event hosted by National Book Store. Best-selling YA authors, Tahereh Mafi, Ransom Riggs and Veronica Rossi once again visited their fans here in the Philippines. :)

I arrived at Glorietta at around 6:45 AM but the line was long by then. :) I'm actually 113th. Haha! I went alone but I made new friends! :)

Here are some pictures:

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Passes!

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Look at the crowd!

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They sure have a lot of fans here! :) Of course, I'm one of them. Haha!

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This is Sweepie, if I'm not mistaken. Haha!
Sweep was also introduced at the event. It is a reloadable cash card offering a more convenient way of paying for our purchases. The card can be loaded up to Php 5,000, with no maintaining balance required. For more information, you can visit their site: www.sweeponline.com

The event started at around 3 PM. The moment they arrived, people started shouting. Non-stop!I didn't get a better shot because the people in front of me stood up. Sheesh!
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This picture was taken by James, one of my new found friends. :)

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Another picture taken by James. Haha!
I actually did not understand anything from the interview because the KIDS kept on shouting. Ugh! Kids! I will just wait for the other bloggers to blog about their interview. Haha!

On with the signing!
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with Ransom Riggs! :) Pardon my face. I really get giddy during signing events.

with veronica rossi
Ok, I almost do not want to post this picture! Look at me! Haha! I love Veronica Rossi! Of the three, I love her the most! :) So yeah, I'm sorry for my face. Ugh!

with tahereh mafi
Now, with the beautiful Tahereh Mafi. :) I have a love-hate relationship with the Shatter Me trilogy, tbh. Haha! I'm currently reading Ignite Me. And I really really want to be Team Warner, but my heart is with Adam. Poor Adam!

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signed!

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signed!

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signed!

The books! :)
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So all in all, I really had a nice time at the event, even though I did not understand a thing in the interview! I got to see my favorite authors. I had my books signed! And I got to meet new friends! :)

'Til the next book signing event! :)

Take care folks!