Best of 2013: TOP 10 Book Covers

2013 is nearly over, who's excited? We all are. This time the book blogging community is having their annual look back on the greatest things on everything book related, and the Top 10 was born, I guess I should join also because I'm cool. Lets start on my Top 10 Book Covers.

Some blogs chose their top 10 covers from the book that they have red this year, funny from hundreds of books that was released this year I only red 2 books, yes 2 books, so instead of picking a book from my read pile I'm gonna choose my Top 10 from the books that I've added on my 2013-released shelf on Goodreads.

Stacking the Shelves #7

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bought at National BookStore

bought at


Thank You Joana of Joana in the Sky with Books

Signed Copy of Crown of Midnight with bookmarks

Thank You Kelsey of Ketch's Book Nook

Thank You Liza of Reading with ABC

[Book Review] The Colossus Rises

Title: The Colossus Rises
Author: Peter Lerangis
Published: February 5th 2013 by HarperCollins
Source: Paperback   Genre: Fantasy, Middle Garde


Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In six months, Jack is going to die.

After Jack collapses in the middle of a busy street, he's whisked off to a strange hospital in a strange place. There are armed guards and weird kids and fantastic creatures, not to mention no parents, no phones, and no possibility of escape. The place is run by an odd professor named Bhegad, who tells Jack that what's killing him is a genetic trait inherited from the prince of a long-lost civilization. It's destroying Jack by making him too strong too fast. He'll need to stay strong though - because it's up to him to save the world.


I think some who knows about this book can’t stop comparing it to Percy Jackson, to some it was just another Percy Jackson, I say if you love the Percy Jackson series go and try this one. This book tackles about the origin of man’s civilization, a story of the world’s most advanced civilization, the Atlantis, written in a new wonderful complicated story.

This starts with Jack in which he discovered that he has a unique power, a gift that he inherit from an Atlantis prince, but a gift can also be a curse, a curse that can kill him. The good thing was Jack is not alone, a secret organization is willing to help him and the other kids to make their life longer, so Jack and his friends must take an adventure to find these seven loculi each hidden on the seven wonders of the ancient world to save their lives and to save our world from a possible destruction. But where could they find these seven wonders if six of them no longer exist?

This book didn’t fail to let us know about Jack and the other characters, to a world we knew no longer exist, the myth meets the reality. You’ll see clearly the progress of the world building which makes the story great and fresh.

If you love ancient civilization, if you love the world’s history back at elementary and high school, when you’re at full attention when your teacher starts lecturing about the ancient world and its wonders, if you love adventure, then this book is really meant for you.

Stacking the Shelves #6 (Huge Book Haul • NBS Sale Edition)

This is a very very very late post. This should be posted last September but for some reasons which I didn't know why I didn't post any. Funny me.

This time for my Stacking the Shelves I will post the books that I bought last August during the National BookStore Cut-Price Sale. I prepared so hard for this event, I earned a lot of money enough for me to buy lot of books. So here it is

Darkly Dreaming Dexter (not in the picture)

But wait there's more, that was just the books that I bought on the first day. Since it was a 2 weeks sale I came back after a week and bought some more.

And my hunt for a huge book haul adventure didn't end there. I flew to the second floor and went to BookSale (a bargain Book Store) and found these amazing titles.

White Cat (oh you can't imagine my reaction when I found this)

That's it! 17 books that will occupy me 'til next year (without counting the books that I received last October and this month which I will post later). Until next time. See ya!

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[Book Review] Clockwork Angel

Title: Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)
Published: August 31st 2010 by Simon & Schuster
Source: Paperback   Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopia
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The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them.

First of all I want to say that I haven't read the TMI series yet, so the reincarnation of TMI's main characters to Tessa and Will is not a problem for me.

I picked this book knowing that it's better than CoB as many readers say, yes I enjoy reading this book, I really do, but after reading this book and Clockwork Prince I am now in doubt if I will still enjoy the TMI series, and if I will continue to finish this series.

I love the world of Shodowhunters, it's something unique that a paranormal world could offer, and it all takes place on Victorian London, so hurray! I finally lived in London. The story was very compelling despite of it being slow paced. I love Cassandra Clare's writing it is very descriptive and detailed, sad to say that this is the main reason why I struggled to finish it, feels like it ruined the good parts of the book. The characters development are well written, I love how complicated their story is, how they sacrificed, their struggles, how they protect one another. I don't like Tessa though, I'm really not into a fictional girl with a severe I-can't-move-on I-can't-get-him-out-off-my-head syndrome.

Overall a lovable book.

October TBR • September Wrap Up

October TBR

4 books for this month. Last week I have already finished the The Colossus Rises, it was a great read I rated the book 5 stars. I started White Cat last Sunday it's great so far. I hope this month would be an epic 5 stars for all these books.

September Wrap Up

All books are rated 4 stars. This books are part of my Tackle your TBR Readathon which ended few weeks ago. I enjoyed the 2 books of The Infernal Devices but I have some minor issues, my review of Clockwork Angel will be post soon. The two books of Dead Is series are enjoyable too.

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon Goals


I admit I'm a very slow reader, I feel like draining my energy when I'm reading, usually one book is enough for a week. But since I'm participating on a read-a-thon I will challenge myself to read 6 books (4 thick books, and 2 thin ones) for two weeks.

1. Finish one book every 3/4 days
2. 150 pages per day
3. Participate on challenges

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon was hosted by Tressa's Wishful Endings and Colorimetry.

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon

This month is my month; my birth month exactly, plus I have my biggest book haul ever, I gathered 16 books! 13 from our local bookstore (National Book Store) cut-price sale that I saved a lot of money which I will post soon, and 3 from BookSale. And that makes my month so much happy.

Then here comes my problem, aside from my little shelf is now full of books and I don't have enough space for new books anymore, my biggest problem is I don't know what to read first :(. Many days of thinking and finally I came to my conclusion, read books and join a Read-a-thon. Here are my picks that I will read:

Yeah! I have decided to participate again on a read-a-thon, hopefully I can participate well on this 'cause the first one that I have joined ages ago was a disaster, I honestly didn't read a single book that time.

Read-a-thon Information
The Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon begins September 8th and ends September 21st. You do not have to be a blogger to sign up. Just use your Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr profile instead (the place you're going to post updates on). Hosted by Tressa's Wishful Endings and Colorimetry.

Wrap Up • August

5 stars for A Game of Thrones and Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief, while 3 stars for Shatter Me.

Shatter Me • Review
A Game of Thrones • Review

Shatter Me [Book Review]

Title: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Published: November 15th 2011 by Harper
Source: Paperback   Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopia


No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own. After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.