Tuesday, August 25, 2015

July-August wrap up and new shelves!

I know that it's not really the end of August but I haven't write anything in here and haven't write a review or anything related about my July wrap up because all this summer break what I do was just reading and still reading until now, I have read over 20 books in the past two months which is a good achievement for myself as I haven't read this fast last year. I put up my reading challenge on goodreads from /20 to /40 and I hope I can reach forty by the end of the year or maybe fifty! That's even better. Now I have a proper, new and pretty bookshelves (I will put a picture in here post I promise?) I really love my new bedroom because when I enter all you can smell is a smell of books. No kidding, I love that so much.
So on this post I will mostly talk about Colleen Hoover's books as I read most of her books except Never never. And I came to conclusion that Colleen is so good at writing romance, like how her words can make my heart breaking too.I also read some fantasies too. So here we go:

1. Colleen Hoover's Books.

Confess -  [My rating: 4/5]
AH! Confess was actually my first Colleen's book I have ever read. The story was good and what I heard from everyone who loves Colleen's writing style and yes I love the way she write her story but on this book I didn't really feel that heart-wrenching on my chest, but what I love from this story is that all the confesses were real as in from real people and I think that's one of reasons why the stories in this book felt so real.

Ugly Love - [4.5/5]
In this book I did feel that heartache or like I were the main character on this book and it has a bit taste of fifty shades of grey but trust me it's really different stories. I think this is much better than fifty shades and guess what, Ugly Love is coming soon on cinema next year! Nick Bateman will play as Miles and he is so unbelievable I mean he's the perfect Miles like wow.

Maybe Someday -  [10/5 yes?]
Dang if there is 10/5 I would rate all of her book ten out of five because Colleen's wrote her stories so perfectly. This is my favorite book of Colleen's out of the others. This book is beautifully written, it has a soundtrack to accompanying this book. An official soundtrack. Can you believe that? The story is involving a girl, Sydney who just got cheated on by her boyfriend (and he cheated with her roommate, oh well). Her morning/evening routine was listening to the sound of someone who live across her apartment plays a guitar and apparently he is deaf and a song writer. What I really love from this book is not just the soundtrack, like the process when they wrote a song together, through the ups and downs and how they being honest to each other regarding their feeling to each other and somehow they still make it. It's like riding a roller coaster, like there is some part that really got me and all I can say that this book is really beautiful and so far is one of my favorite books, ever. Here is I put a video down here from the book soundtrack. It's really perfect, if you guys haven't read it, I think you really should start read it now. You won't be disappointed trust me.
Hopeless [4/5]
Oh well, this book has that perfect sweet lovely boyfriend and his name is Dean Holder. It's another heart wrenching stories and I also recommended this to you guys. I haven't read the second book (it's still on the way somehow or I guess)

Slammed series [4.5/5]
Another perfect story by Colleen. I read this series so fast because all I want to know is what happen next to these characters. At first the story was okay like they met because they are neighbor and the next thing happened is that they're teacher and students. That's where Colleen's starts playing with my or our heart. And again it's like roller coaster reading this ups and downs and ugh! If I can say many words about this book I would but these series is so good. If you like romance new adult novel then read this. P.s. this book involves a poetry so if you like poetry then read this series.

2. Daughter of Smoke & Bone series by Laini Taylor - [4.5/5]
This fantasy series is one of my favorite actually. I haven't really read fantasy last year, only The Mortal Instruments series and what I love when I read fantasy genre is that I can actually dive into another world, from angels-demons world to a colossal world and it's just amazing you know? It's like there are so many worlds you can go when you read a book especially a fantasy book. I have Percy Jackson set, Game of Thrones set (and I'm a fan of the tv series!) and also The Lord Of The Rings series but I haven't read it yet but I will as soon as possible. I really want to read GoT but those series, each book is so thick but I've managed to finish Daughter of Smoke and Bone series which has over 400pgs each book and get thicker in the last book so I think I can do it again. Yes.

DoSaB or Daughter of Smoke and Bone series is about an angels and demons world but the demons in this book was described or called "Chimera" (read: kaimera) and at first time I have no idea what Chimera is but thanks to wikipedia,
The Chimera (/kɨˈmɪərə/ or /kˈmɪərə/, also Chimaera (Chimæra); GreekΧίμαιραChímaira) was, according to Greek mythology, a monstrous fire-breathing hybrid creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of more than one animal. Usually depicted as alion, with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail that might end with a snake's head,[1] the Chimera was one of the offspring ofTyphon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra.
for visual explanation it looks like this:
[from deviantart.com by wonkiki]
The synopsis: "Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. 
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. 
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands", she speaks many languages - not all of them human - and her bright blue hairactually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out. 
When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?" 
I think for this series the main focus is not just about that love or betrayal to their kinds (angels and chimera) stories but it's also focused on the friendship, family and the adventure. It was really good journey reading this book and thanks to Laini Taylor for introducing me to these worlds. It's just makes me want to read fantasy more and more like I can't get enough of it and currently my next read is The Heir and An Ember In The Ashes! Yay.

3. I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios [4.5/5]
Oh what can I say for this book. Just read it, you will love it trust me. Or if you are a fan of Colleen's Hoover book, read this book. I really recommend this book. Another heart-wrenching stories but it's really good.

So I think that's all? Actually I also have read Mara Dyer stories also and I give those series 3.5/5 it was good but i don't know sometimes I find the love interest is kind of annoying (maybe a little). I also have finished The Grisha series. I will make one post talking about this series. Soon coming up. See you on next post. Last but not least, I promise a picture of my new bookshelves so here it is and you guys can also check my bookstagram: @wondereader. Thank you, lots of love.x

Monday, August 10, 2015

WE THE FEST 2015 - #WTF15

Summer is not complete if you didn't come to a summer music festival. Am I right? I mean what's the point of having a summer holiday if you don't go to music festival? Btw, I just went to WE THE FEST 2015 last night, it's an annual summer music festival held by Ismaya and the line up was pretty big. Passion Pit was supposed to attend this event but the vocalist is sick and I pray him for getting well soon. So I went to see Panama (one of my fav band, all hail to the 80s new synth wave), Jessie Ware, Rufus, Sheppard, Flight Facilities, Kimbra and Madeon. It was such a good day and it was a lucky day for me because I met PANAMA! Unbelievable. I got a picture with them and the last thing I said to them was "Can't wait for your show" and they said "Alright see you soon". I think my fangirling mode was on. 
One thing that I really like from this festival is that everyone was dressed up and you just get that summer vibes - music festival feeling, everyone was dancing around and enjoying the music and I guess that's what a music festival means and of course someday I'll go to Glastonbury/Coachella. It's on my bucket list. So here it is some photos from yesterday and I'll put my video soon. See you on next post.

Here are two videos I have uploaded to youtube, one from Panama and one from Jessie Ware. Enjoy guys!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Peter Kavinsky x Lara Jean (TATBILB)

" To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all. "
Hi again. So I just finished reading (for the second time) To All The Boys I've Loved Before & P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han. I know I'm not really good at writing a review because it will ended up me fangirling to this book which is gonna happen in a minute (I guess).
I finished those two books within just one day, yes it was really quick because when you're so into a book and you just can't help to knowing what's gonna happen to this characters etc. I enjoy reading this so much and oh crap I think I fall in love with this one fictional character from the book, his name is Peter Kavinsky. So Lara Jean is a sweet innocent girl, half korean and half western. She has two sisters, older sis who already went to college but you're gonna meet her in the first few chapters, Margot and her lil sis, Kitty. Her mom died because some accident in a house when they were all still little. 
As you can see the synopsis, all her letters has been mailed to all five boys she has ever loved or liked and it was like in middle  school and one of them got sent out to Josh (Margot's bf aka her sister's boyfriend aka her neighbor) and Peter Kavinsky which was her first kiss. Lara Jean realized that she may has still feelings with Josh but she know she shouldn't be because of her sister (duh) and when Josh got the letter, he was completely shocked and blindsided like he didn't know all this time and eventually he will said that he liked Lara Jean way long before he liked her sister. 
So to avoid meeting Josh she said to him that she already has a boyfriend (which was a completely lie because she has no boyfriend at all-ever.) Then she runs up to Kavinsky, yes Peter and kissed him suddenly. Then the story begin, Kavinsky and Lara Jean became a fake couple because it will benefit her and him because: A. Peter Kavinsky wants to make his long time ex-girlfriend jealous of him that she will regret her decision. B. To make Josh forget about the letter and then the situation will go back to normal again. 
Peter Kavinsky was described by Lara Jean as the super-handsome-dreamy kind of boy. 
He has the look of a Handsome Boy from a different time. He could be a dashing World War I soldier, handsome enough for a girl to wait years for him to come back from war, so handsome she could wait forever. He could be wearing a red letterman’s jacket, driving around in a Corvette with the top down, one arm on the steering wheel, on his way to pick up his girl for the sock hop. Peter’s kind of wholesome good looks feel more like yesterday than today. There’s just something about him girls like.
 Anyway they eventually ended up liked each other and oh crap Kavinsky is just really good sweet and hello who wouldn't like him?! So here I'm gonna put my fav moments from the book

When he said to her that he will save the real thing for the right guy. Oh sweet Kavinsky.
“The thing is . . . I’ve never had a boyfriend before. I’ve never been on a real date before, or held hands walking down the hallway. This is all new for me, so I’m sorry about the forehead thing this morning. I just . . . wish all of these firsts were happening for real and not with you.”
 Peter seems to be thinking this over. He says, “Huh. Okay. Let’s just save some stuff, then.”
 “Sure. We’ll save some stuff for you to do when it’s the real thing and not for show.”
 I’m touched. Who knew Peter could be so thoughtful and generous?
“Like, I won’t pay for stuff. I’ll save that for a guy who really likes you."
 When he changed his car just so Kitty can have a ride to school with them, from Black Audi to Minivan. Imagine that.
We’ve got our eyes locked on her front door when a minivan drives down our street and slows in front of our house. I squint my eyes. It’s Peter Kavinsky. Driving a tan minivan. He ducks his head out the window. “Are you coming or not?”
 “Why are you driving that?” Kitty calls out.
 “Never mind that, Katherine,” Peter calls back. “Just get in.” Kitty and I look at each other.
 “Me too?” Kitty asks me
When he is on a strange mood.
Peter laughs. “Point taken.” He pushes away from the wall and puts his head in my lap, and I go completely still.
 I try to make my voice sound normal as I say, “You’re in a really strange mood today.”
 He raises an eyebrow at me.
 “What kind of mood am I in?” Peter sure loves to hear about himself.
 Normally, I don’t mind, but today I’m not in the mood to oblige him.
 He already has too many people in his life telling him how great he is.
 “The obnoxious kind,” I say, and he laughs.
 “I’m sleepy.” He closes  
 When they (accidentally) throwing flour and...
“You made me lose my count on the flour. I’m going to have to start over from scratch!”
 “Here, let me do it,” Peter says, coming up close behind me.
 I jerk away from him. “No no, I’ll do it,” I say, and he shakes his head and tries to take the measuring cup from me, but I won’t let go, and flour poufs out of the cup and into the air. It dusts us both. Peter starts cracking up and I let out an outraged shriek. “Peter!” He’s laughing too hard to speak.
 I cross my arms. “I’d better still have enough flour.”
 “You look like a grandma,” he says, still laughing.
 “Well, you look like a grandpa,” I counter. I dump the flour in my mixing bowl back into the flour canister.
“Actually, you’re really a lot like my granny,” Peter says. “You hate cussing. You like to bake. You stay at home on Friday nights. Wow, I’m dating my granny. Gross.
 When Peter said that if Lara Jean told in advance what is she gonna wear on halloween, he will be Harry Potter or at least from Hogwarts. Ah sweet again. There are so many moments to be honest and that was just a sneak peek for you guys. So I really hope you will read this duo series at least it will fill up your summer holiday feeling. Haha. So see you guys on next post. All the love as always. Oh and I made a playlist or more like a mix about Peter Kavinsky and Lara Jean. It's a compilation of songs when I read the book and just have that kind of feeling it's all based on Kavinsky and Lara Jean story. So I hope you enjoy this too. :D

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Get the look: Kendall Jenner Outfit

 So I have been putting my eyes to Kendall because I finally found what kind of style and outfits I like and it's really similar like what Kendall's normally wears. Her style has been transforming real quick to model off-duty look and I just love her style and here it is, this post is special post about kendall jenner's outfits and how can you steal her look for your daily outfit. I have made the compilation so you can easily see it:

Kendall Jenner and. her black coat 
Kendall Jenner and her jacket(s). This is my fav outfits of her.
Kendall Jenner and her ripped jeans. 
Kendall Jenner and her white pants. I love these look also!
 Last but not least, Kendall Jenner and her black skinny jeans. 
 So basically to get a Kendall's look, what you need is a skinny jeans or leather legging and a jacket whether it's biker jacket or jean jacket. She likes wearing outerwear from coat to jacket so that's little note for you. She also likes wearing ripped jeans which we've all seen on my compilation picture with a crop top and slip on shoes might be a good outfit! Here it is some idea you might want to steal from her look, I definitely love Kendall's style!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bali Trip

Hi guys so last week I went to Bali for ISES 2015 or for short is an international student energy summit and I stayed in Bali for six days, four days of summit and two days of exploring some part in Bali. I went to both the mountain areas and beach areas in Bali which was kinda awesome and I'm so glad that I got the time to visited Ulun Danu Temple and Mt Batur area because the view was so amazing more like breathtaking.  This is actually my third time came to Bali and I came with my friends so it was literally a vacation for me. I was enjoying Bali so much and miss it already.