Sunday, 17 June 2012

In My Mailbox #5

In my mail box is hosted by The Story Siren


Signed, City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare plus Shadow Hunter Family Rings!
Thank you very to Fiktshun for this awesome giveaway!

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins from Nawanda Files


Illuminate by Aimee Agresti from Book Nerd Reviews

Thank you very much to all those blogs, who giveaways books to others, to share the joy of reading!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.
Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.

  " Red hot, pumps into me."  As Saba, likes to describe her adrenaline rush. That, often how I felt, whenever I read Saba's story. A full blown action pack story that will leave you, on the edge of your seat, wanting more! With cage fighting, giant sand worm combats and lots more!
     Don't know about you all, but you shouldn't be thrown off because of the unique writing style of Ms. Moira Young, because trust me, you'll miss out a lot if you don't give this book a chance!
My first thoughts, cool cover, seems like, a book about a girl who is desperately trying to survive on the desert.  But, I do admit that I love the new cover more! Wish its the one I bought instead of this cover, but this book cover relates to the story of Saba a lot, her life and struggles at the desert.
The characters, first off is Saba, a girl who believes she is nothing without her twin brother Lugh, but as she journeys, to rescue Lugh, she slowly finds herself, not wanting to be defeated, making her a strong survivor and earning the right to be named as "Angel of Death."  Jack, a daredevil and a thief, cunning and sneaky, but has the heart to understand things and appreciate them for their worth. He melted the heart of Saba, making her change the outlook she has about herself and to those that surrounds her. He still mysterious but I'm sure we will get to know him on the next book. Emmi, Saba's little sister, the one whom Saba used to detest. Small as she is, she is very observant to her surroundings and just as stubborn as Saba is.  The Free Hawks, a gang of girl revolutionaries, leaded by Meav, strong willed and wise. Ash and Epona, this two girls are Free Hawks as well, whom aided Saba on rescuing Lugh. Both strong as fighters. Ike, Jack's friend. A huge man with a golden heart. He took a boy named Tommo and took him as his son.
What I love about this book is the unique writing! I admit it took time to get used to it, but once you do, you won't even noticed the missing quotations for the speech or the spellings, like "fer" "yer" "nughtin" and so forth.... The unique style of writing added a charm onto it. Because once I'm used to it, I'm starting to read it out load to try Saba's weird accent! And it was so fun! You should try it! xD
The pacing is awesome! It will keep you on the edge of your seat anticipating for the next event to happened!
The writing, like a said very unique and its a fun read if you try reading the book out load! Saba's accent, is a one, that is hard to forget!
5/5 stars! Action pack that will keep you wanting more! This book will surely be on your top five!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

In My Mailbox #4

In my mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren

I decided to do this every month, not every week due to financial problems. 


Hunger Games Collectors Edition and a bookmark from Young Adults Book Reviews

Paperback copy of Katana by Cole Gibsen, ninja coffee sleeve, bookmark, tattoo and katana rubber bracelet from Pages From My Thoughts

Paperback copy of Katie's Hellion by Lizzy Ford, three bookmarks and button from Frictional Distraction

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma from YA Book Addict


Dark Seeker and Whispering Hills bookmarks from Taryn Browning

Bookplate and bookmark of Lure of Shapinsay from Krista Holle

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Skinned/Frozen by Robin Wasserman

(Renamed by the Author)

Before the accident, Lia Kahn was happy. Before the accident, Lia Kahn was loved. Lia was a lot of things before… She was normal, alive… and human. 
But Lia no longer believes in before. Six months after the crash that killed her, six months after being reborn, Lia has finally accepted her new reality. She is a machine, a mech, and she belongs with her own kind. It's a wild and carefree life, without rules and without fear. Because there's nothing to fear when you have nothing left to lose. 
But when a voice from her past cries out for revenge, everything changes and Lia is forced to choose between her old life and her new one. How many people - mechs and human - is Lia willing to hurt to protect her freedom? And how far is she willing to go to protect the people she loves?
In the tradition of Scott Westerfeld comes the second book in this riveting and edgy science fiction novel which raises questions of mortality, technology and morality

Its hard to be trapped in Lia Kahn's mind but it is harder to be trapped inside a mechanical body.

My first thoughts when I saw the old cover, which is the one I own by the way, is that its beautiful.  The girl on the cover is beautiful and those lines on her face thus make her look mechanical. The new cover with the new name on it on the other hand is more beautiful! But it thus make you wonder what is the connection of those watery legs to the story? Is that supposed to be machine? Or a deeper meaning that represents the story?  What about the title? Why change it? The old title, Skinned, represents the opposite of what Lia had thought of those people who were downloaded unto a machine, they called them Skinners, machines who are posing as humans. But as Lia experienced the downloading process, she knew that she was "skinned" out, from her old body.  I do agree thou that the title Skinned, makes the book sounds like a horror story. The knew title Frozen has a deeper meaning, but it is easy to understand on why the title has been chosen for this book. Simple, being downloaded unto a machine and to never age and die, makes you "frozen".

The characters, Lia Kahn, a very strong heroine, who was thought well by her father. She is well aware about the changes around her since the accident. She accepted those changes, from her sister, to her friends, to her boyfriend and to the new life that awaits for her. Auden, Lia's only "org" friend and her hero. A very sweet boy, who cherishes his mother's memory. He is the only reason why Lia is still connected to her humanity. Jude, the leader of skinners/ machines / mech-heads. Afraid of the past, and afraid to get close to people. Zo - Zo, Lia's little sister. She changed herself after her sister's death, she treats the current Lia, as an outsider.  

What I love about this book is the moral values with in its pages. Who are we to say, that things that surrounds us doesn't have a soul? What does it mean to be human? This book made me question a lot of things. 

The pacing, slow but full of raw emotions! I can't help but to feel sorry for Lia.

The writing, love it! While reading her writings, you can truly feel the emotions and scenes and especially the pain.

5/5 stars! A truly wonderful read! Gives great emotions, you'll truly laugh and cry.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

In My Mailbox #3

In my mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

I decided to do this every month, not every week due to financial problems.

Graceling (HB) by Kristine Cashore
Blood Red Road (TP) by Moira Young

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

My first physical book that I have won! So happy to receive it! It is also my first book that is signed by an author! So Thank you Miss Megan Crewe for the book, also she has included a bookmark, so nice of her.
I won this from Amaterasu Reads, so check out there blog for more giveaways!


Always You by Shilpa Mudiganti

Since it is "in my mailbox" I'll show you something else that I have gotten, besides books.

Sweet 1600 C.A. Cupid
Dead Tired Draculaura
Basic Spectra

That is right! My new dolls have arrived! Been waiting for them for almost two months now. I'm planning on collecting every character from this doll line, which will be expensive, but they are sooo pretty! *w*; 

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone - one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship - tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now, Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

This book haunts me.
Ms. Revis, created a very twisted world within those thick walls of Godspeed.
A wolrd, I'm not sure I wanted to live in, despite all the fancy technoligies it harbors. 

This book is more dystopian in the aspect of its story.

My first thoughts when I saw the cover is, out of this world, because it just grabs my attention and made me wonder, what world lies inside it! The cover just roars sci-fi and love story! Never in my wildest dream that its a dystopian book, well not until I look it up. 

For the characters, Amy, strong but not in the physical way. She is very determine to uncover the truth. I'm not sure if I really liked her, which is strange since I either like the character or not, but for her its just undermined, for now. Elder, I really enjoyed his character and his point of views. First he was weak, and afraid, but he out growth all of that, and that is the reason I loved his character because he grew.  I love his accent and the word he often used "frexing".  Harley, best friend of Elder, also a favorite character of mine, since I love his creativity side, especially his paintings. I also simply love his tortured soul, because I cried for him. As for the villains of the story, all I can say is that, they are very twisted indeed. 

What I love about this book is while reading this book, it gives me the feeling of helplessness. It also made me feel that I am trapped. This book gives me a lot of feelings that no book has ever done before...... This book is frexing twisted!

The pacing is slow, but once a truth is out, I highly doubt you can put this book down.

The writing is flawless. Easy read. Sucks you in, immediately as her writing becomes your world.

5/5 stars! (Gives me feelings that no book has ever done before.)

Friday, 17 February 2012

Meridian by Amber Kizer

Half-human, half-angel, Meridian Sozu has a dark responsibility.Sixteen-year-old Meridian has been surrounded by death ever since she can remember. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders would burrow into her bedclothes and die. At her elementary school, she was blamed for a classmate’s tragic accident. And on her sixteenth birthday, a car crashes in front of her family home—and Meridian’s body explodes in pain. 

Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she’s a danger to her family and hustled off to her great-aunt’s house in Revelation, Colorado. It’s there that she learns that she is a Fenestra—the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. But Meridian and her sworn protector and love, Tens, face great danger from the Aternocti, a band of dark forces who capture vulnerable souls on the brink of death and cause chaos.

My first thoughts about this book is, lovely cover! Very gothic like and at first glance, you won't noticed that its an angel story.  Does the cover connects to the story? Yes, the cover does indeed portray the story very well. Its obvious that the girl in the cover is the heroine herself, Meridian Sozu. The skulls and roses have great meanings, skulls, portrays death and the roses, means beautiful? Well in my interpretation it is. Since a Fenestra (half-human, half-angel) means becoming the window or way for the dead to pass through the heavens peacefully. 

For the characters, Meridian is a weak heroine when it comes to physical things but she is stuborn when it comes to saving lives, so I guess that's a plus. She is a person who is willing to learn if she found the right motivations. What I do hate about her though is that she ask questions a lot! I know she is confused, but with all the questions she has been asking, I for one became so confused myself! So now I feel like I don't get the whole Fenestra things. I love Tens! I really do think he is swoon worthy, enough said! Auntie, is a wise old woman, whose at her 106 of age. She is much more stronger than our heroine, not because of her experience but because she is really determined to help.

What I love about this book, is the romance between Meridian and Tens! Whenever the two of them would clash, there comeback to one another is hilarious! I love there chemistry! Its not an instant love so do not worry, there love is slow, but the signs are pointing there.

The pacing of this book, is slow at first, but after chapter four or five it started to move fast, that after our heroes rest, another danger is lurking at the corner. 

The writing is beautiful, but sometimes I find myself struggling to understand her words, that I find myself rereading the phrases over and over again just so I can understand it. 

"Together," I repeated, finding his lips with my own. Soft and firm, the kiss pulled and tugged all over my body. We fit together like we'd done this a million times before. I tasted tomorrow on his lips.

3.5/5 stars! (For the heroine and the confusion about being a Fenestra)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Invisible Touch by Kelly Parra

Kara Martinez has been trying to be "normal" ever since the accident that took her father's life when she was eleven years old. She's buried the caliente side of her Mexican heritage with her father and tried to be the girl her rigid mother wants her to be -- compliant and dressed in pink, and certainly not acting out like her older brother Jason. Not even Danielle, her best friend at Valdez High, has seen the real Kara; only those who read her anonymous blog know the deepest secrets of the Sign Seer.
Because Kara has a gift -- one that often feels like a curse. She sees signs, visions that are clues to a person's fate, if she can put together the pieces of the puzzle in time. So far, she's been able to solve the clues and avert disaster for those she's been warned about -- until she sees the flash of a gun on a fellow classmate, and the stakes are raised higher than ever before. Kara does her best to follow the signs, but it's her heart that wanders into new territory when she falls for a mysterious guy from the wrong side of town, taking her closer to answers she may not be able to handle. Will her forbidden romance help her solve the deadly puzzle before it's too late...or lead her even further into danger?
My first thoughts when I saw the cover is  that its about paranormal stuff sorrounding her new found power after the traumatic incident that took her father's life. I was wrong.  I guess I completely ignored the signs, clues and puzzle parts indicated in the synopsis, because this book has less paranormal more in mystery and solving the clues. 
Kara has the ability to see the fate of a person only that they are in a form of signs, which are clues in solving the mysteries that surrounds that person's upcoming fate, which usually leads to a tragic accident.  If she tries to ignore the signs that is thrown in at her, she gets a punishment in the form of a "headache", which in return gives me a headache. I was like screaming at her,  "just go find more clues so we can relieve ourselves from this damn headaches!" Seriously she is slow when it comes to solving this clues. But over all as a character I like her.  For starters she is smart and has solved the Rubik's cube for at least 59 times! Which I probably wouldn't be able to solve.  Is she brave? Eh, she was okay...but she is the kind of girl who will throw herself, just to save someone out of danger which is really foolish of her.
Now for the other characters like Anthony, the guy that she falls for. Is a great guy, but not the best guy in my book. Likes she describes him as a hot Latino who has a scar on his mouth. I like his character more than the heroine because he hesitates, he is not the kind, perfect guy, that will do anything for the girl, because he actually thinks through before committing himself in a relationship. Now for the best friend named Daniella, she is my favorite character! She is really mysterious from the start, I though she is one of those characters who was only put in a story just to make the heroine look good, but she is not. Sadly her character shines through only at the half of the book. Jason, Kara's older brother, is a bit plain from the start but he changed at the ending which is a waste, but at least he made it through? 
What I didn't like about the story is the instant love. The author tried to make it slow, but she made Kara looked like a heroine who easily falls for, just because of the instant connection that she felt.  
What I did love about this book is the mystery itself, it was slow yes, but it was fun solving along with Kara. The story also connects to everyday problems like family, secrets, and love. 
I recommended this book for those who love mystery books. Its actually my first mystery book, so its hard for me to compare it with others.
3.5/5 stars.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day to Everyone!

Technically its already the 14th in my country......
So yes, Happy Valentine's Day to Everyone!
Wish you all a great romantic day! 

Now who said books are just for reading? ^_~

Sunday, 12 February 2012

In My Mailbox #2

In my mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.
I'm going to this meme every month since its rare for me to have money nowadays, to splurge myself with books. Sad I know. ;_;

Invisible Touch by Kelly Parra - is about a girl who can see signs.
Crashed by Robin Wasserman - second book in Cold Awakening Series.
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto - about three angels who was sent by God here on Earth.


My first book win! I'm soo happy when I found out I won it! Its also the first ebook that I owned.
I won it from Always a Booklover. Thank you again Victoria for hosting the giveaway! Thank you very much as well to the book author herself for the giveaway!

Spiritus by Dana Michelle Burnett

When Becca moves into her ancestral home in Corydon, Indiana, her life takes a puzzling and thrilling turn when she meets the ghost haunting the halls. As the seductive spirit lures her closer and closer, she learns about her own past and starts to understand that some mistakes are meant to last.

Becca McAllister has always been different from other girls her age. Never part of the "in crowd", Becca never really fit in anywhere. When her mother dies and her father moves them to the small town of Corydon, Indiana, Becca didn't expect things to change.

But things do change when Becca accidentally makes contact with a one hundred and sixty year old ghost, Alastor Sinclair, that haunts the halls of her new home.

To Becca, Alastor is a seductive spirit that seems to see straight into her soul. To Alastor, Becca is what he was waited a century for--A second chance.

But the closer they get, the more Becca realizes that this isn't the first time she and Alastor have known each other. Worse still, is she the one responsible for his death so long ago? And if so, did he come back for love or revenge?

Gonna read it soon and review it!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Poem of the Man-God by Maria Valtorta

Detailed description of the life and times of Christ as given through Maria Valtorta.

Maria Valtorta is a bed ridden woman who claimed one day that she could hear voices, voices that would urge her to write them down on a piece of notebook. Later she realized that these voices came from God himself.  Everyday she would write them down, often she claims that she herself doesn't understand what she has written. She herself proclaimed that she has not used any human sources. 

A lot of controversy surrounded around this book, for instant people would claim that she is just a sick woman who is hallucinating. But still there are still unexplained things surrounding her work on how can she be so knowledgeable  when it comes to the topographic, geological and mineralogical aspect of the Holy Land is unexplainable. 

Maria Valtorta's writing takes you in the world of Jesus, which such detailed and visual when it comes to the surrounding and the people involved. Unlike the Bible, that only explain the events that are happening, Maria's book will tell you far more detailed things about Jesus's life. 

This book answered a lot of my questions which for some reason is very hard to find inside the Bible. For example, on why did the God put the Tree of Knowledge inside Eden in the first place? Or how come Jesus is said to be the first son and Mary the first woman, when he created Adam and Eve first.

I also learned a lot about Mary's life, on how old she was when she got engage to Joseph who is in his thirties, while Mary is only fifteen, or how she struggled on hiding the truth about her annunciation from the Angel Gabriel, from her spouse Joseph. 

If your interested in reading the Bible but could not finish even a page of it because of the lack of details, and was just a really confuse read for you, then I suggest picking up this book! Once you picked it up I'm sure it will change your religious life forever! You will simply know your God and Jesus in this book, and on how much they care for you. 

5/5 Stars!

Monday, 23 January 2012

My Book Shelf

I don't have a large collection of books yet because I try to read slow and I have no money to buy lots of books, I rely on my mom on that, lol. I'm currently looking for a job so I can buy more books in the future. =^-^=

I also posted this because hopefully you will all see the changes in my book-shelf as it grows through the months to come. 

Saturday, 21 January 2012

In My Mailbox #1

This is my first "in my mailbox" post. So exciting! Actually I just usually buy books at the bookstores, I rarely buy books on the net, so this is my first book buy from multiply! I also bought them because they are pretty cheap, they are secondhand books, both have crease front cover, bah, but who cares as long as I can read them, besides creases adds personality to the book! Bought them for $1 each.

Meridian by Amber Kizer - a story about half-human, half-angel.

Skinned by Robin Wasserman - download your brain into a new body. This book has also been renamed by Miss Robin, it is now named Frozen, and has a new beautiful cover!

"In My Mailbox" is hosted by  The Story Siren

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Book Frustraion and Doll Pride

So first the Bad news then the Good (old) news.

My Book Frustration, is about this book, which I just bought yesterday. Baught it because they have 30%off, and besides its rare to find a recent YA novel for sale, so I bought it for a total of $2.
I was really excited to read it, so when I got back home, I read it! After 20 pages, I was like, "Why can't I understand a thing? O.O" I look it up on Goodreads and found out that this is the 5th installment of Maximum Ride novel! OTL
I thought I hit a jackpot on this one. I mean come on! The 5th installment was "MAX Maximum Ride" novel, so I thought it was the first in the series, truns out I was wrong. Now I'm obligated to hunt down the first four books before I could read this one. -sigh-

Now for my Doll Pride!
I bought this exclusive doll just this month, for a fair price! Which is really fantastic since this doll cost $100+ on ebay. Yes I know its an old story, but I just wanna counter act this frustartions of mine with a positive thinking! =D
This doll I'm talking about is non other than my first exclusive doll ever, and probably the most expensive doll I have, San Deigo Comic Con Ghoulia Dead Fast!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

The Mortal War is over, and Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most important of all—Clary can finally call Jace her boyfriend. 

But nothing comes without a price. 

Someone is murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her. His mother just found out he’s a vampire and now he’s homeless. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side—along with the power of the curse wrecking his life. And they’re willing to do anything to get what they want. At the same time he’s dating two beautiful, dangerous girls—neither of whom knows about the other. 

When Jace begins to pull away from Clary without explaining why, she is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: She herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace. 

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

Forth installment bring it on! I'm one of those people who celebrated when I found out that there are going to be three more books in my favorite series.
I heard a lot of people says that she no longer needed to add more books in the series because the trilogy is great as it is, but as fan of TMI, I beg to differ! In my heart I knew I still needed more! xP

For me this book is about fighting your inner demons and finding the strength to forgive yourself.

In this book, I didn't see much changes in Clary's growth, yes she is training to be a shadowhunter now but she still weak as a mundane here, brave but weak. What I do love about her in this book is that her faith in Jace is as strong as ever.

Jace here in the CoFA, is much more vulnerable since he has been revive from the dead by the Angel Raziel, expose from all evil like a newly born baby. I can totally see that Jace can be as fragile as a vase whenever it comes to Clary.

Simon on the other hand has finally became mature in my eyes. In this book you can feel the struggle he has in exposing the truth when it comes to his secret life as a vampire. Simon also struggled here with the fact that no matter how many times he tries to act human, the more
he finds himself struggle, with the vampire side of him.

I love how I couldn't guess who the villain was! It was really unexpected.
I also love the climax! I wasn't expecting the person who was once weak can now deafeat someone strong.
I did however expected the ending,  in order for the book to progress to the next book.

4/5 stars!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed. 

When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. 

Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

I love this book! This book is also my first adult novel! Out of all the books I've read this book is the only book I've read over and over again. Whenever I reread it, I feel like I should read the entire novel not just to skim it but to read it like it was my first time, and I always ended up reading the entire novel, of course! 

Humans are strong species, we have vast emotions that are proven to be far too much to handle by this alien called "Souls". 

Souls are aliens that has invaded are planet, souls are creatures of this story whom I cannot hate, due to there kind nature and less hostile attitude. 
Humans did not forsee the inavation since they took over without using any violence. They had planted there selves within the human brain to take over not only the body but also planet earth. 

Wanda or Wanderer is one of the souls, she has been implanted within the head of Melanie Stryder one of the remaining human resistance. At first Melanie and Wanda couldn't agree with each other, but as time passes by they end up caring for each other, and understanding there differences. 

Despite the Souls being the "invader" they are actually not the villains of this book, mostly because almost half the of the book is about the human resistances who are trying to survive on the destert. Now because our heroine is Wanda, the soul inside Melanie, the villains in the book tends to be the humans inside the mountain. They are constantly trying to kill Wanda, but despite that I also feel sympathetic to the humans who are going through this. Some at first are hate-able, but towards the end you will sure to like some of them. 

The love triangle between Wanda, Jared and Melanie is very emotional!
As ,Miss Stephenie describes the emotions between Wanda and Melanie, you will feel like the body that they are sharing is almost being torn apart with this two emotions mixing together! If being heartbroken hurts, it will hurt more if you have two beings inside you, its twice the heartbreak. 

The different planets that Wanda used to live in, are very magical and fantasy like! I love how vivid Miss Stephenie's imaginations is! It makes you wonder, what if those planets existed, would you live in it? 

5/5 stars!

Gloom Beach Cleo Review

Monster High dolls are posable just like Barbie. My Cleo is also shorter than Barbie, probably same hight as Skipper doll (little sister of Barbie), sadly I don't have any skiiper doll to compare.>x<;;

Anyways, Monster High dolls has removable arms and hands, so its easy taking off or putting on the clothes.

There are also different hand molds that is available for the Monster High doll, down side is you have to buy a whole doll just so you can get a differenst set of hand mold. My Gloom Beach Cleo has diiferent hand mold than the First wave Basic Cleo.Actually all the Gloom Beach Dolls have different hand molds than the Basic ones.

I've used Basic Frankie Stein to compare with Gloom Beach Cleo

Now lets go to the hair of my doll, my Cleo's hair is made from saran, so its smooth and soft, her hair also includes golden tinsels everywhere, her bangs, her ponytail, to give her that egypitian look, she is after all the Daughter of the Mummy.
I for one, is one of those who likes her tinsel hair,because I noticed that a lot of people tend to compalain, that the tinsels makes her look ugly, but I beg to differ!

I love the yellow, black and teal color going on, on her outfit, the yellow bandage like swimsuit, the teal wraps on her waist, her yellow pyramid shaped earings, her lovely and well detailed hand fan, her mummy wraps(plastic) on her left arm and right feet, which I might add are too loose. >.<;; And her gorgeus teal birck sandals. Also her cool teal shades.! She has black stand and a black hairbrush that came with her.

Also let us not forget her postal card for Ghoulia, and at the back is her photo, looking clawsome!

I've also heard alot of compalins about her "Skimmpy" swimsuit, yes its a little revealing but come on, its a bathing suit! And you have to remember her theme is egytian, so no wonder her swimsuit is made from bandages.

I highly recommend this doll, not just Gloom Beach Cleo, but the entire Monster High Dolls! This dolls are very well detailed and possable, its fun to photograph them. This dolls are also often use to customize and create new dolls, so if you like you can create your very own monster!