Friday, 18 November 2016

Book reviews: Nightfall by Jake Halpern & Peter Kujawinski

“Stop. This is not useful. Pull yourself together.”

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Imagine yourself living in a place for 14 years of days without nightfall, and as the sun began to set, you will have to pack and leave. 

Why do you need to pack? 

Why do you need to leave?

For people in Bliss, since their ancestors founds the island, they had been doing just that, and no one ever really questions the motive behind the traditions that had been practiced for years.

As the people awaits for the furrier boat to take them to Desert Island, the place where they will spent the next fourteen years of their life, they were handed letters from the Okrana, letters with instructions, as how to arrange the furniture in their home, what and where to hang on the wall, and how many plates needed to be set on the dining table. Marin and her twin brother, Kana had been preparing just for that, as the darkness slowly crept into town.

And the moment the furrier boats set sails in the island, they found out that a boy had been missing. He was a close friend of the twin, and the twins could be the only two that know where he was. And the two decided to embark on a quick quest to find him while the others waiting to board the ship. They found Line, the boy, of course, but they had taken a minute too late to the harbor, and they were left behind by their families and neighbors.

They discovered the secret about Bliss, and later, about Kana. They also found out the real reason why they needed to leave the place. During the fourteen years of ‘days’, humans inhabited the place, but as nightfall, the hibernating monsters began to wake and dominate the island. Since the start, they had set rules, displayed on the statues placed around town, but Marin, Kana and Line had broken them by failing to leave the place with the others.  They were hunted by the monsters, the rightful owners of the place, as they search for a way out from there.

“I regret many things. But there was no taking you back to this cave. They would have killed you.”

Friday, 4 November 2016

Book Reviews: Fallen by Lauren Kate

It’s been awhile since I read a book, furthermore to add on my book review’ collection. But these inspired me to read the book after I saw it.

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Luce has been haunted by dark shadows all through her life. The one that no others can lay eyes on except for her.

No one, including her parents believes her when she let them know about the shadow’s existence. She was thought to have psychiatric illness because of it and the last time that she tried to confess about her dark secret to anyone, had caused the life of that person, and people has been blaming her for his death.

Her parents decided to transfer her to a new school after the incident and there she met with a mysterious guy, and for some inexplicable reason, she experienced a strong connection to him the moment she laid her eyes on him, even though he was indifferent to her.

Daniel. He was an enigmatic guy. He was a fallen angel, who was cursed to have eternal life, but never truly has true love as his love one was cursed to die again, and again but never live through adolescence.

But for some reason, something was different in this lifetime, and there seem to be a loophole in the curse.

Luce found disclosure in her new school and bit by bit the truth was revealed to her. She found out about her special connection with Daniel, but she was yet to discover the whole truth about her life. 


The story mainly Daniel and Luce's love, and with the flip of each page, we were revealed with new discoveries about the story behind their love and it's curse.

 It's been awhile since I read something about magical creatures/ angels/demons as my favourite genre has changed over time and I'm more into non-fiction now. 

But, highly recommended to add this to your wishlists if you haven't done so. Why you might asks, well..

'Reading is never a waste of time' - Roberto Bolano