2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge

These past few days I have read lots of lots of reading challenges that will happen next year, but this one really gets my interest, this reading challenge suits me best, I love the idea.

So, I finally decided to join this reading challenge. This will be my first.

Here is my List

2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge is Hosted by Megan Likes Books and Auntie Spinelli Reads.

The goal is to read at least one book featuring each of the following paranormal creatures:
  • Vampires
  • Werewolves/Shifters
  • Fey
  • Angels/Nephilim
  • Mermaids
  • Dragons
  • Zombies
  • Demons
  • Witches/Wizards
  • Ghosts
  • Aliens
  • Other (ie: sirens, unicorns, centaurs, timetravel etc.)

 Each month, we'll be featuring one of the creatures on the list at both Megan Likes Books and Auntie Spinelli Reads.

Join and Read more guidelines and informations by clicking Here

Book to Movies: Rise of the Guardians

"Everyone Needs a Guardian"

Aside from a book lover, I'm also a movie goer, but I'm picky on choosing a movie that will worth every coin to spend. I'm happy to say that I will not hesitate to spend my money on a movie that was based on a book (except twilight. Sorry, I'm not a fan of vampires). And now I had decided to feature the movies that adapt from a book that will hit the big screen.

 I'm sure I'll gonna enjoy this, for kids and kids-at-heart.


Rise of the Guardians is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-adventure film based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series and The Man in the Moon short film by Joyce and Reel FX.


Jack Frost (Pine) is a carefree boy who has no responsibilities in the world aside from bringing winter wherever he goes. But everything changes when Pitch (Law), the Nightmare King, begins his plan to engulf the world in darkness. The Guardians, Santa Claus (Baldwin), the Tooth Fairy (Fisher), the Easter Bunny (Jackman) and the Sandman enlist Jack to join their group to stop Pitch and protect the children of the world.

Meet the Guardians 
"Know more about the guardians by clicking their image, you will be directed to youtube"


Tooth is a beautiful, elegant, blue and green iridescent fairy. She is half-human and half-hummingbird. Full of energy and always in motion, her feet never touch the ground. Everyone knows the Tooth Fairy collects children's teeth with the help of her fleet of mini fairies that patrol the globe 24/7. What you don't know is that the teeth hold the most precious childhood memories. Tooth safeguards these teeth in her palace and returns the memories when you need them most.
 —Rise of the Guardians official site

E. Aster Bunnymund

Bunny, as he's known, is a cool calm Australian, as dry as the Outback. A natural ranger, he is an in the dirt, rough and tumble protector of nature. He follows nature's rhythms and when it's time for action he waits for the perfect moment to act. And when he finally does, it's all over in a heartbeat with the help of his enchanted boomerangs and exploding Easter eggs. Bunny is completely unflappable. The only thing that does get under his skin is North's constant ribbing about how Christmas is more important than Easter.
 —Rise of the Guardians official site

Divergent [Book Review]

"One Choice can Transform You"

Title: Delirium (Delirium #1)
Author: Veronica Roth
Published: February 28, 2012

Summary from Goodreads

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

A story of a girl protagonist Beatrice Prior. Once found out that she is not normal as everyone else -Divergent, she had to make a decision on what she really feel she is, a decision that will change her life, in where she would lose her family, the people who were close to her, and leaving her peaceful life.

I adore how the author divided the community into five factions, the honest, the brave, the selfless, the intelligence, and the peaceful, for people to live on what traits they have most. We all have these traits, but we don't know on what trait rules us the most, unless given a specific situation. What I like about this book is about their era  has the greatest possibility to happen for man to live peacefully in the future. But greed can only lead to destruction, and this is what happened in this book.

Another thing is Tris's character build-up, it's so fascinating to see her evolution in this book, from a girl who really has no idea on what she's capable of, to a fierce woman full of bravery. Aside from Tris, I also like the character of Four, I like their strong affection, on how they care, and how they protect each other; It's not the best love story I've ever read, but I like them doing that.

I also love the twists and turns that are really unpredictable, once that they are revealed, you will really turn back the pages to see why was that happened. It's action-packed, loyalty, faction before blood.

Well, base on it's awards and acknowledgements achieved, it really deserves to have it. It's a good read, you will keep reading all day, all night. 

Rating: 4/5

About the Author

 Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, which doesn't have a title yet, will come out in Fall 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)