Thursday, December 1, 2016

Heartless


Heartless
By Marissa Meyer

  Even the blackest heart once beat red.

  You know what? I fell nothing by now…empty, heartless, empty, heartless…without feeling… I’m now a body without soul…
 I’ve long hear lots of lots of rumors about this vicious book…but I never expect it to be like this. Queen of Heart? Although I never cared about her nor fond of her…now…I don’t know any more. As you can read from my previous post, Fairest, I thought I’ll feel some sympathy toward the evil queen…but in fact, I only understand why she done all those terrible things. But Heartless? I’ve no words for it. It’s now winter, and a bit cold in Taiwan as well…but when I’m reading this book? I feel chilling. A sudden chill rise in my body and I can’t stop shaking. (By the way…I’m in my dorm room…which is supposed to be warm) And as you might question what’s my expression now? 
 I feel plain, empty, heartless. (Oh!!!! And thank you Marissa Meyer, you just give me the most brilliant for my own novels…nothing to do with Queen of Heart, of course.)

  Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.
  At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.
  Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Dilemma

Dilemma

N: Narrator (+ R: Rumpelstiltskin)
W: Writer
C: Cal (The Protagonist)
Mag: Maggie (Mangan’s Sister)
Man: Mangan (+ The British man) 

N: How to become a writer? Actually, it’s not hard at all. You simply need a pen and paper, perhaps a computer as well. Just keep writing, writing, writing, writing…and yes, writing.
 But, in fact, the hardest part isn’t about keep writing, instead, it’s about how to make readers feel. It’s every writer’s delight to see the readers drop their mouth and blow their mind or twist their heart. Behold, the dilemma of the writer.  


[W sits in front of the table and type]
W: hum…let’s see… [Typing and murmuring] Once upon a time…there live a happy king and queen. [Shake her head] No, no…definitely not. This won’t do at all. [delete the words] Now…in a faraway land. [Typing] 

(The light shut up, and the music begins.)

N: In a faraway land, there was a beautiful girl who lived in a tiny village. Although she had everything a girl could ask for, she was unhappy. She wanted to see the world, but it was too dangerous for a girl as beautiful as she was, said by her parents.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles Series 3.5)


Fairest
By Marissa Meyer

  Oh my god!!! First, my copy of Heartless is finally here!!!!!! And it’s so gorgeous!!!! Especially the hardcover edition and cover!!! It’s one of the best book covers I’ve ever seen! However, I’m not going to talk about Heartless today, not yet…here come—Fairest!!!! It has been a long time since the last time I read The Lunar Chronicles…at least…months ago. (I’ve read so many books since then!!!) And…I know Marissa Meyer is a great author, but somehow, I forget how wonderful she is!!!! My heart twisted through Fairest, and it completely blew my mind away.

     Mirror, mirror on the wall,
 
Who is the fairest of them all?

  Pure evil has a name, hides behind a mask of deceit, and uses her "glamour" to gain power. But who is Queen Levana? Long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress in The Lunar Chronicles, Levana lived a very different story—a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Cruel Crown (Red Queen 0.1~0.2)


Cruel Crown
By Victoria Aveyard

  So…I finish the novella!!! And…it’s not…bad. Yes, not bad, but not great as well. I just don’t have a lot feeling when I’m reading…just…hum. But, not bad, at least. After all…I did finish the stories, and I did like some part of the stories too.

  Two women on either side of the Silver and Red divide tell the stories no one else knows.

  We get to read more about Queen Coriane and Farley!!!! (Gosh…I always mistype Farley to Feyre…they’re just so similar to me!!!!) I’m really excited to read Queen Coriane’s story…even though I was meant to be a tragic ending…and that’s really a shocking one. However…Farley…I don’t like her practically, but I don’t hate her as well…so, let’s do this!!!  

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tales of Stars (Part 3)

  In their years of traveling, they also found some interesting stuff.

  They found stones, special stones. Some burned like fire, some cold as ice. Some harden like earth, some smooth as the wind.

  They found magical creatures. Some dangerous, some adorable. Some fearsome, some kindness.

  They once stepped in a cave, there, they met a terrible dragon. The dragon destroyed all the surroundings, and within meters, no animals could survive, no plants could grow, no birds could fly.

  The dragon was tall and mighty, and when it breathed, fire burned around him. He was as tall as the mountain, and as mighty as one. His skinned was as thick as bricks and as tough as stones.

  It blocked the princess and the prince’s way, to keep on journey, the only way they had was to kill it.

  While the prince was about to pick up his sword and fight, the princess, however, started to walk toward the dragon.

  The prince shouted at her, yelling her to stay back. Yet when he was about to rush forward, the princess started to sing.

  She sang in a tongue no one had ever heard, and the dragon seemed confuse.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Dorothy Must Die Stories Vol.2 (Dorothy Must Dies Series 0.4~0.6)

Dorothy Must Die Stories Vol.2
By Danielle Paige

  So now…I have to wait till February to get the latest Dorothy Must Die series…can someone give me The End of Oz…like RIGHT NOW??? I CAN’T WAIT ANY LONGER TO READ THE FINAL!!!!!! Yes, I’m crazy, again. But I must say, also I gave this book 3 stars, I think it’s better than the first volume of Dorothy Must Die Stories. I like Ozma, either she is crazy little fairy or an all-powerful queen. And…except from Tin, I really like Ruler of King and The Straw King stories. By the way, Heart of Tin, The Straw King, and Ruler of King are the short stories in this volume. These are all stories happened before Amy Gunn comes to Oz, and how those characters were been corrupt by the evil magic of Oz. However…someone was truly evil, always and always. (Well? I never like pink…so I’m not so fond of that character. Yet…I do like Strawberry Sundae.)  

Heart of Tin

  Everyone knows the Tin Woodman as Dorothy's lovable sidekick, the tin man who longed for a real heart to beat inside his tin chest. This digital original novella is the fourth installment in the prequel arc to the edgy and thrilling New York Times bestsellers Dorothy Must Die and The Wicked Will Rise, and tells what happened to the Tin Woodman after he got his wish.
  In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Wizard gave the Tin Woodman a heart, and all lived happily ever after—or so the story goes. But in Heart of Tin, the heart wants what the heart wants—and the Tin Woodman's heart pines for Dorothy. The gift that the Wizard once bestowed on him turns twisted with longing. And when Dorothy returns to Oz with her own dark agenda, the

Friday, October 28, 2016

Dorothy Must Die Stories (Dorothy Must Die Novella 0.1~0.3)



Dorothy Must Die Stories
By Danielle Paige

  I’m finally reading this book!!!! I’ve wanted to read it after I finished The Wicked Will Rise and Yellow Brick War…and now…I finish it!!!! Congratulation to me!!! I’m now moving toward the second book of Dorothy Must Die Stories!!! By the way…huge announcement—I complete my Goodreads Reading Challenge!!!! 100 books complete!!!! Yeah!!!! More to go on now!!! Now…Dorothy Must Die Stories contains three short stories before Amy Gunn arrived Oz: No Place Like Oz, The Witch Must Burn, and The Wizard Returns. I personally like The Witch Must Burn the most, I think it’s interesting…and no spoil little Dorothy. 

No Place Like Oz

  After returning to Kansas, Dorothy Gale has realized that the dreary fields of Kansas don’t compare to the vibrant landscapes of Oz. And although she’s happy to be reunited with Aunt Em, she misses her friends from the yellow brick road. But most of all, Dorothy misses the fame and the adventure. In Kansas she’s just another prairie girl, but in Oz she was a hero. So Dorothy is willing to do anything to get back, because there really is no place like Oz. But returning to the land she left comes at a price, and after Dorothy is through with it, Oz will never be the same.