Friday, April 6, 2018

Book Review: Shardon's Guise by Stephen Lucas Lacroix | The First Song, Book 2

shardon's guise front coverTitle: Shardon's Guise
Subtitle: The First Song
Series no. 02
Author:
Publisher: Stephen Lucas Lacroix
Published date:
ASIN: B079SK9LT1
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Epic Fantasy
Language: English
Buy: Shardon's Guise (The First Song Book 2)

Shardon's Guise is the second book of The First Song series. I can say the story is getting more interesting with this one. As the heroes of Unibeltrasia is prepping their battle against the Xerxecians, another mysterious enemy attacks their kingdom's tombs. With the enemy's baffling motive as to why it's hitting their ancestry, some of the Unibeltrasian heroes are already suspecting hostility within their circles. With this new conflict, their friendship will be tried again.

Cutting my slight spoiler, here are some strong points about the book:
- I'm already liking the development of the story
- exposing the story of their origins/past
- the ending makes me anticipate to read the third book more

Lastly, my suggestions: as I've already suggested in my review of the first book, a map of their kingdom would be a good addition. Also, a glossary of terms and characters for Young Adult readers. And I still don't like the cover art. I'm just not fond of realistic or 3D art cover for books.


I'm giving this book a rating of 4.0 / 5.0


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Monday, March 26, 2018

Book Review: D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

d'aulaire's book of greek myths front coverTitle: D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths
Authors: ,
ISBN: 0385015836
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
First Published:
Language: English
Genre: Children's Book, Classic, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Myth







I've been wanting to read Greek Mythology since my younger years but I don't know where to start. As I was looking for a mythology book, I stumbled upon with D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths at Amazon.com. It got a lot of positive reviews so I decided to get one at Thriftbooks.com. And so here it is:


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Book Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs | Movie Cover ed. / Movie Tie-in


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miss peregrine's home for peculiar children front coverTitle: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Author:
ISBN: 9781594749704
Edition: Movie Cover ed. (Tim Burton film) / Movie Tie-in
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published date: (original book release)
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary Fantasy




I got this book from National Bookstore's Book Binge Bazaar last Feb. 09, 2018. Since it's a popular title heard from fellow book readers, I gave it a chance and bought it.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Book Review: Project Loki, Volume 1, Part 1 by AKOSIIBARRA | Wattpad Book


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project loki vol 1 part 1 front cover artTitle: Project Loki, Vol. 1, Part 1
Author: a.k.a.
ISBN: 9786214140824
Publisher: Psicom Publishing Inc.
Published date:
Language: Filipino
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Fiction


project loki vol 1 part 1 rear cover artproject loki vol 1 part 1 opening page



Mystery at Crime ang genre ng aklat na ito inspired by Sherlock Holmes. You know Sherlock Holmes, he solves the mystery of the crime. Kung di ka pamilyar kay Sir Arthur Conan Doyle na may-akda ng Sherlock Holmes series, kung pamilyar ka kay Detective Conan, e para sa iyo ang aklat na ito.

Kung seryoso kang mambabasa, maipapayo ko lang na huwag mong basahin ang librong ito nang literal o kaya po ay wag mo na lamang po basahin. May mga eksena kasi sa libro na imposibleng mangyari sa totoong buhay o kaya naman mga reaksyon na dapat ibigay ng mga tauhan pero hindi nila ibinibigay. Nasabi ko ito dahil may mga parte sa istorya na dapat tumawag sila ng pulis, o kaya dapat kasuhan ng arson yung isang karakter pero wala. At ang weird pa, may mabibigat na krimen na nangyayari sa campus pero business as usual pa rin sila. Ni mga relatives nga nung mga biktima parang walang alma, sa dami nila, di mararamdaman na may complaint against sa school. Talaga sigurong ganoon, para maakit yung target audience na mga Young Adult at hindi ang mga Mature audience.

Dahil gusto ko ang istorya ni Sherlock Holmes, bibigyan ko naman nang konsiderasyon at magandang puntos ang nobelang Project Loki. Tutal maayos naman mag-sulat ang may-akda ng Finglish (Filipino/English).
Kaya ang puntos ko dito sa librong ito ay: 3.5 / 5.0

Salamat!

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Book Review: Ang Bagong Krusada ni Juan Bautista


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Ang Bagong Krusada front cover
Ang Bagong Krusada front cover
Pamagat: Ang Bagong Krusada
May-akda:
ISBN: 9786214140534
Linggwahe: Filipino
Limbagan: PSICOM Publishing Inc.
Petsa ng Pagkalimbag: 2016
Genre: Filipiniana, Fiction

Nag super sale noong nakaraang buwan ng 11.11 ang PSICOM sa Shopee at sa halagang 300 pesos ay marami na akong nabili. Sa totoo lang nahirapan ako sa pamimili dahil tanging pamilyar lang sa akin ay yung True Philippine Ghost Stories series na mga aklat nila. At pinili ko rin yung mabiling libro nila na ay yung may-akda ay originally nagsulat from Wattpad.



Ang Bagong Krusada rear cover
Ang Bagong Krusada rear cover

Hindi ko bibilhin Ang Bagong Krusada kung di dahil sa kapansin-pansing pamalat nito at siyempre sa mismong pamagat niya. Wala akong pangunahing ideya kung sino man ang may-akda nito. Hindi siya pamilyar sa akin. Mas pamilyar pa sa akin yung blurb ni Norman Wilwayco sa likod ng libro. Note, si Norman Wilwayco ay may-akda ng Gerilya at iba pang natatanging istorya; nagkamit rin siya ng parangal sa Palanca. Talagang sinubukan ko lang basahin ito tulad ng pagsubok ko sa mga Wattpad books na nililimbag ng PSICOM. Nag-iingat na rin kasi ako sa pamimili kasi ampang.. ang ibig ko sabihin, hindi ko nagustuhan yung kamakailan na nabili kong Wattpad-based na libro na ma-cheesy at hindi naaakma na babasahin sa edad kong ito (na batang bata pa).

Hindi ako binigo ng Ang Bagong Krusada. Nagustuhan ko ang istorya niya. Ito kasi ang hinahanap kong estilo ng pagsusulat. Yung tono ay seryoso at wasto rin ang pagkakasulat. Maaksyon siya at hindi nakakatamad basahin. May pagka-biblical siya pero wag niyo isipin na masyadong relihiyoso ang librong ito. Parte lang talaga siya ng balangkas dahil nga, malinaw naman, may palagay naman siguro kayo kung ano yung "krusada" ng Kristyanismo.

Ang score ko sa librong ito ay: 3.7 / 5.0

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Salamat!

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