Monday, April 28, 2014


"Be Brave"

(Spoilers ahead! Proceed with caution)
Veronica Roth's Divergent Trilogy
Finally! After a week of reading, I've finished all three. (Plus the other companion books. Read my review about them HERE!Yay! :) 

Anyway, as I said before, I've been hearing a lot of this fandom ever since the first book Divergent came out. Mixed responses both positive and negative but then, when the last one, Allegiant, came out, I decided to see for myself. And I had! Glad I did :)

Enough with this and let's get moving! :D

*It would probably be lengthy too since I got too much to say so please bear with me. Thanks! :)

Friday, April 25, 2014


"All it takes is one choice"

(Minor to no spoiler reviews)
The five factions in the world of Divergent

I've been hearing about this fandom for quite some time now and finally, I have found the time to get started on it. It was already part of my reading list waaaaay before the first movie came out so don't think I just wanted to read the series to get on the bandwagon. Besides, I haven't even watched Divergent the movie yet since I told myself I wouldn't see it until I've read it first.

Anyway, this isn't about the MAIN series (I'd make a different post on that once I finish the trilogy. I'm already on Allegiant. Wish my fangirl heart good luck!) I'd be writing about three of the companion books of the series, so let's get started, shall we? :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Not-so Attached on ATTACHMENTS: A Review

"Things get better-hurt less-over time. If you let them."-Lincoln

(Minimal spoilers ahead. Proceed with caution!)
TITLE: Attachments
AUTHOR/s: Rainbow Rowell
PUBLICATION DATE: 14th of April, 2011
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | The Book Depository
Being a Rainbow Rowell fan ever since Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, I decided to give her debut novel Attachments a shot just like what I've promised myself after reading her two other books.

Finally a few weeks ago, I've finished it and now, here are some of my thoughts on it :)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bataan Summer Outing! :D

It's summer time again and you know what that means? OUTING! Woohoo! Hello Bataan! :D

[This will probably look like a big photo dump hahaha]


April 18-19, 2014

Starting at Olanda's residence, we all met up together before heading out but not without arming ourselves with a little prayer lead by Tito Froi :) 

After around 2-3 hours of being on the road, we finally reached our destination: Clearwater Beach Resort at Bataan!

The view outside. Isn't it amaziiing? :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Girl Power in THE STAFF OF SERAPIS: A Review

(Minimal to no spoiler review. Go Read!) 
TITLE: The Staff of Serapis 
(Kane Chronicle-Percy Jackson Crossover#2)
AUTHOR/s: Rick Riordan
PUBLICATION DATE: 8th of April, 2014
Alrighty! I haven't been posting for awhile so I reckon I'd do some back to back to back reviews and I'll be starting with this. Hooray! :)

I've been waiting for this for soooooo long after reading the first one The Son of Sobek. As a big fan of the PJO-HOO series as well as the Kane Chronicles, these crossovers are definitely worth reading! :) 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Youth Walk 2014 :)

"No better way to spend the season than being with Him."

April 15, 2013

Twice before, I've joined this yearly Lenten Recollection organized by the Saint Joseph Parish Youth Ministry and this year, I'm glad to be invited once again :)

"Keep the Faith"
SJPYM Youth Walk 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Porwan Day out :D

"True Friends are never apart. Maybe in distance but not in heart."

IV-Rizal batch 2013 :)

April 13, 2014.

Finally after weeks of planning (?) and rescheduling, it's finally here! Waking up at around 4:30 am to prepare for what the day will bring :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Fangirling on FANGIRL: A Review

"I'm rooting for you."

(Spoilers! Proceed with caution)
TITLE: Fangirl
AUTHOR/s: Rainbow Rowell
PUBLICATION DATE: 10th of September, 2013
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | The Book Depository
After Reading Eleanor & Park (Go read my review!), I've eagerly got a hold of Rowell's other books namely Fangirl and Attachments. Seeing the former as something that is more interesting, I plunged in head on to the world of Fangirl.

Being a self proclaimed Fangirl, the title was really catchy. Also, based on some reviews I've read, it showed how the fandom functions, describes attributes of fangirls/fanboys etc. But aside from that, it's also a coming-of-age story. 

Enough of these yada yada's and on with the review! :)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Pressing Play: A TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY Review

"In the end...everything matters."

(Minimal Spoilers ahead!)
TITLE: Th1rteen R3asons Why
AUTHOR/s: Jay Asher
PUBLICATION DATE: 18th of October, 2007
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | The Book Depository
I've already read 13RW before but not the whole book. Via shmoop, I've read each chapter but only their summaries. Make sense? Anyway, fast forward to a few months later, I got a copy of it and since I've been wanting to read it for REAL, like the whole of it, I gave it a shot and it was definitely a good decision so I'm making a review. Hoorah! :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

THE CUCKOO'S CALLING: A "Strike"-ing review

"I am become a name"

(Minor to no spoilers ahead! go read!)
TITLE: The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike#1)
AUTHOR/s: Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)
PUBLICATION DATE: 1st of January, 2013
AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | The Book Depository
Growing up, I've had my share of detective stories. From twin sisters' super sleuthing on several occasions (Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield from Sweet Valley Series) to my own personal childhood idol (which started my fondness for this genre.), Nancy Drew. Not to mention some of my favorite guy detectives, the Hardy Boys. And eventually, later on in my life, the ever-famous, Sherlock Holmes.

 And now, years later after reading my last detective novel (as I have been quite busy with other genres like YA, dystopia, etc.), my interest was once again piqued by another brain-twisting "crime fiction": The Cuckoo's Calling. Being a self-proclaimed Potterhead, I'll admit that it was also a plus when I learned that it was written by Rowling though I can say that even if it was authored by a completely different person; a real Robert Galbraith, perhaps, I'd still want to read it anyway. And I did. After 400+ pages, I finished it within a week's worth of reading.