sequels

ME BEFORE YOU by Jojo Moyes

My heart's been heavy this week since I started reading Jojo Moyes' Me Before You. I've been hearing a lot about this book and about how sad it is. The coward that I am, I put off reading it because I felt I wasn't ready for a sobfest just yet. Curiosity still got the better of me, though, (and because of my sister-in-law's prodding) so I decided to read it after checking that my calendar for this week's not going to be toxic and I can do a reading marathon. And so for the past four days days I've been feeling emo, with the rainy weather adding to the feels. As I've said, I already knew t...
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FIRST FROST | Sarah Addison Allen

Summary from Goodreads: From the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells comes a story of the Waverley family, in a novel as sparkling as the first dusting of frost on new-fallen leaves... It's October in Bascom, North Carolina, and autumn will not go quietly. As temperatures drop and leaves begin to turn, the Waverley women are made restless by the whims of their mischievous apple tree... and all the magic that swirls around it. But this year, first frost has much more in store. Claire Waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley’s Candies. Though her handcrafted conf...
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Quick Reviews: Welcome to Envy Park, Finding X, Hot Like This, Fall Like Rain

One of my reading goals this year is to read more local works, and I think I am faring well on this. Most of the Filipino books I have read recently are contemporary romance novellas which never failed to take me out of a reading slump or provided the necessary breather in between reading more "serious" books. I am also glad that almost all of these stories were really good ones (there was one which I totally disliked, I won't even bother to write about it because the mere thought of it makes me want to tear my hair out of frustration)) but since they're quick reads, my blogging skills cannot...
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3-in-1: THE DIVERGENT TRILOGY | Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent #1)  3 stars. 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 s...
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2in1: JUST ONE DAY and JUST ONE YEAR | Gayle Forman

Just One Day by Gayle Forman From Goodreads: Allyson Healey's life is exactly like her suitcase—packed, planned, ordered. Then on the last day of her three-week post-graduation European tour, she meets Willem. A free-spirited, roving actor, Willem is everything she’s not, and when he invites her to abandon her plans and come to Paris with him, Allyson says yes. This uncharacteristic decision leads to a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy: 24 hours that will transform Allyson’s life.  A book about love, heartbreak, travel, identity, and the “accidents” of fate, Just One Day shows ...
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