Book Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places
by Jennifer Niven
E-book edition, 297 pages
Published January 6th, 2015 by Knopf
✰✰✰✰.75

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.

The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself — a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

This review will contains spoiler, that will be unmarked and positioned unexpectedly, as well as some ramblings, because at this point I can’t function properly to know which one is a spoiler or not.

This is it. This is my contemporary book of the year. It makes me feel so many things I didn’t know I could feel. Books like this is the reason why I hate reading about mental illness. I know it’s an important topic, but the feeling of helplessness while reading is really hard to bear for me.

First, we are introduced with Theodore Finch. I found him hard to love at the beginning. He’s very manic pixie boy-ish: reckless, trying to make people live life to the fullest, and make people see that there’s “more” in this life. He was hard to understand, and his stream of thoughts are also pretty chaotic and morbid. But over the course of the book, I fell in love with him. How vibrant and full of life he is, how he tried to be his best, for his mother, sister, and Violet, how hard he tried to stay “awake” and how he tried to live in the moment. 

That’s why, seeing his downward spiral was too hard to bear. How full of energy he was, to the shadow of himself that’s living in his own closet. How he lost all his motivation to tried better, how in the end, despite everything, he chose to gave up his own life. It’s so hard. I know he’s fictional, but over the course of 80 days I know him, I already love him. It’s like watching your own bestfriend, or loved ones, decaying, and you want to help but you can’t do anything about it. Fictional or not, that is the worst and strongest feeling I’ve ever had.

Violet as a character fell a bit flat to me. Her development felt too fast for me, and I feel a kind of distance with her. I think she trust and fell for Finch too easily. She gets out from depression to quickly I think? I do love the strong bond she has with her sister, and also the relationship she has with her family. I was afraid she would break or shut in because Finch was pushing her too hard, but she didn’t. Even after Finch’s death, she wasn’t traumatised (?) and doesn’t went back into depression.

I love the lake scene; they were so peaceful, happy and content. It also shows how they both love each other, Finch came to his senses and surfaced, while Violet cried when she couldn’t find Finch. It’s like they’re saving each other, Finch makes Violet came out of herself, Violet makes Finch wanted to stay “awake”. They both wanted to get better. Finch sees Violet as his reason to live (lake scene), and Violet sees Finch as her reason to get out of her depression too.

A small part of me blamed both Violet and Finch. What if Violet tried harder? Isn’t Violet enough for Finch? Doesn’t he thinks about what happened to Violet? I know people just can’t think about anything that make them want to stay alive, and love doesn’t cure mental illness, but still. My mind just really full with what ifs and possibility.

What pisses me off the most is: I can’t believe everyone, EVERY SINGLE ONE of people in Finch life miss the signs. I just can’t. His friends knew he was suicidal, his school councellor too. His family knows how he is, and yet, he dissapeared for such a long time WITHOUT NO ONE BOTHER TO LOOK FOR HIM. I just can’t. Even after his death, his parents refused to acknowledge the suicide and write it off as an “accident”.

This book is beautiful and bittersweet, it makes me happy and yet it also ruin me. I didn’t cry, but I can’t get this book out of my mind. This book is definitely one of the best books I read this year, and it definitely leaves it mark on me.

What’s On My Shelf: YA Paranormal Edition

This year, I want to see how many physical books I own, so I decided to create this series where I listed all the physical books I own, and the story about it. It doesn’t include my parents and sister books. All the books in this list is bought using my (more like my parents) money, unless otherwise stated. I realize how lucky I am to be able to own books at all, and I have no intention of bragging. I hope you’ll enjoy! 🙂

Like I promised, today’s edition is about paranormal books I own. I know the line between paranormal and fantasy is a bit blurred, but to me, paranormal books are books that set in our normal, ordinary, problematic yet still beautiful world, but with supernatural aspects. You know, books with vampires, witches, etc. You name it. Fantasy is every other books that sets in an entirely different world, or at least have their own world that run in pararel with us. For example, Harry Potter and Iron Fey goes to fantasy for me, because while they both have aspects in our world, they also have their own world (wizarding world and tir na nog) and set mainly there.
Paranormal used to be my favorite genre. Freshly graduate from middle grade books, paranormal was an easier genre to read than straight up fantasy. Fantasy was a hard genre for me, it requires more imagination in terms of world building and magic, while with paranormal all I have to do is visualize certain vampires/werewolves etc.

  1. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake {IND}
  2. Need by Carrie Jones {IND}
  3. Captivate by Carrie Jones {IND}
  4. Paranormalcy by Kristen White {IND}
  5. Spellcaster by Claudia Gray {IND}
  6. Evernight by Claudia Gray {IND}
  7. Stargazer by Claudia Gray {IND}
  8. Afterlife by Claudia Gray {IND}
  9. Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne {IND}
  10. Dark of the Moon by Rachel Hawthorne {IND}
  11. Ghostgirl: Homecoming by Tonya Hurley {IND}
  12. Ghostgirl: Lovesick by Tonya Hurley {IND}
  13. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride {IND}
  14. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin {ENG}
  15. The Intruder by E.E. Richardson {IND}
  16. Suddenly Supernatural by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel (4 books) {IND}
  17. Vampire Diaries by L.J Smith (7 books) {IND}
26 books! I think this genre make up most of books on my shelves 😀
As you can see, literally 99% of these books are in Indonesian. That’s because I read this genre mostly from the land before internet, I wasn’t sure my English ability is ready to read books in English (it was). Need series is one of my first paranormal books, ever, the other is the Vampire Diaries series. Now the problem with Indonesian publishers is they tend to stop publishing in the middle of series, or took 985382 years until they publish the next books. That’s why I only have 2 Need books, they still haven’t release the 3rd and 4th books after 6 years. I spent 8 years (I think?) waiting until Vampire Diaries completely published. Paranormalcy is a book that I should love, but I just never get to the 2nd book. I guess at the point when I read it (2 years ago) I’m already over this genre. Anna Dressed in Blood has this amazing SPN vibe, but the romance ended up ruining it for me. Evernight is a series I used to read all the time. I don’t know how I’ll feel about it now so a re-read is definitely needed. (Also I hope to still able to find Hourglass!) The Dark Guardians series is abot werewolf, and I read one of it last year and I still in love with it. Ghostgirl and Suddenly Supernatural are series I used to read when I was 13, and I remember really enjoyed them. Now my sister reads them. The Intuder is a book I got at a bargain bookstore, and it was pretty creepy. The Evolution of Mara Dyer… well that is one crazy (in a good way) book. And finally, Hold Me Closer Necromancer is one of my all time favorite that still hasn’t got it sequel published by Indonesian publishers, years after the first book.

Book Recs Based On Your Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Type

Most (more like all) of the books we read feature a romantic relationship, while other types of relationship takes a back seat in order to make the story “more interesting”, which is reall unfair because other types of relationship are important too! What’s more important than your family? Loyal friends? Seeing cute bromance and women kicking ass together? But sadly those relationships are ALWAYS overshadowed by the arrival of a romantic interest. Life isn’t about romance you know. Which is why today I’m going to give you some recommendations about books that has amazing non romantic aspects. Now, most of this book still has a romance, but I think the other relationships are pretty prominent too. Let’s just jump right into it.

SECOND CHANCE SUMMER Taylor’s relationship with her family wasn’t the best at the beginning of the summer, they’re there but they aren’t close. But over the course of the summer, they started to spend time together and be there to support each other, especially with her father. (Prepare some tissues guys)

ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE Both Ari and Dante’s family are extremely supportive, and Ari also discover more and reconnected with his family. His relationship with his father improved and he also learnt about his brother.

WONDER Family plays a really strong part in this book. Auggie’s parents allowed him to go to the public school, they don’t try to hide him and encouraged him to have as normal life as possible. Her sister always supports him, and never ashamed of him. That is just an amazing, full of love family!

TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE Lara’s relationship with her family is really strong. She talks a lot with her sister and father, and have a lot of time together. She gets back together with her sisters fairly quickly after the mess in book 1.

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK The relationship in this book is interesting, but also heartwarming. Bod is a human, while the rest of his family are, well… ghost. But they love each other so much, and it shows through their words and actions.

THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON Also a no-blood relation type of family, this family includes an old old witch, an enmagicked kid, a swamp monster and a Perfectly Tiny dragon. Again, their love for each other truly shines through the pages.

THE INFERNAL DEVICES I’ve said it once and I would say it again, HERONSTAIRS IS THE BEST BROMANCE EVER AND NO ONE CAN CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE.

THE RAVEN CYCLE Gansey and Adam? Gansey and Ronan? Gansey and Noah? Adam and Noah? Ronan and Noah???

LORALI The Ableglares! I think some of them are actually brothers, but whatever. They are the most loveable pirates you’ll ever know.

THE FORBIDDEN WISH Caspida and her handmaiden, protecting the city and defending the people… Need I say more?

THE WRATH AND THE DAWN Shazi and Despina could bring an entire kingdom to its knees, period.

THE RAVEN CYCLE No explanation needed.

HARRY POTTER This recommendation wouldn’t be perfect without mentioning The Golden Trio. Not only them, The Silver Trio, Dumbledore’s Army… even the Death Eater itself are pretty solid team. This book is just filled with amazing friendship (or team work in DE case)

PERCY JACKSON I don’t think I need to explain anything here either. The seven + Reyna + Nicho and their satyrs and just the whole both camp are a really solid team!

What’s your favorite non romantic relationship? And what’s your favorite book featuring those relationships?

Second Chance Author

Have you ever read a book by famous author and just didn’t enjoy it? And you wonder, if it’s you, the book, or just plainly the author?

 

I feel that way while reading some author’s book. Most of them are well known and well loved in the bookish world, so why didn’t I enjoy their books? But those kinds of things happened. We all have our own tastes don’t we? But, still. I feel lost and like a black sheep. So today’s post is going to be dedicated to authors I’ve started with the wrong foot book, while also asking you guys if I should read another book by them or just skip.

 

Patrick Ness

Why I disliked it: Oh boy. I really want to like this. I like the world, as confusing and crowded as it is, but I really really dislike the main character! Also the writing style is pretty annoying in this book, it’s been a while since I read a book that I dislike so much!

 

Lauren Oliver

Book read: Delirium
Why I disliked it: It’s just soooooo boring. The world and the characters, everything is just so freaking bland. I read this book twice and still dislike it.
Next read: Panic or Vanishing Girls

Bethany Griffin

Why I disliked it: The romance has no spark or whatever, the story and the world is confusing as heck. I usually don’t mind confusing plot, as long as it has interesting characters *cough The Raven Cycle cough* but this one has nothing!
Next read: Um… I don’t know. Recommendation anyone?

 

Jennifer E. Smith

Why I disliked it: While it was cute, the story felt like it was going nowhere. It just lacks something that makes me go “aww” and stay interested with the story.
Next read: Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight or This Is What Happy Looks Like.

 
Which author do you think I should part ways with, and which one do you think deserve the second chance? Do you have any authors you want to give a second chance?

 

The Zombie Apocalypse Tag

Hi everyone! I’m back with another tag. Cherry @ Read Forevermore tagged me to do the Zombie Apocalypse tag ages ago, and I’m so sorry that I only managed to do it now! *hides* I don’t really watch/read anything zombie related, except for Warm Bodies… But this one just sounds really fun, I mean look at the rules! Let’s just get started before the zombies actually attacked.

Rules:
  1. Choose 5 books
  2. Randomly set your books in order
  3. Flip to a random page and record the first two names you come across
  4. Put the names in the categories below, in the order you saw them
Chosen Books:
  1. Splintered by A.G Howard
  2. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  3. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
  4. Champion by Marie Lu
  5. The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

The first person to die in the apocalypse: Jeb
I’m not complaining. Without angsty Jeb, we could escape the zombies in no time because we don’t have to stop and take care of his feelings.

The person you tackle to escape the zombies: Alyssa 
I feel kinda bad, but it also means I could have Morpheus all for myself!

The first person to be turned into a zombie: Thalia 
OH NO. We’re so screwed. Thalia is one of the best fighters out there, with Aegis and her being daughter of Zeus and all. Maybe Zeus would turn her into a tree again to protect us?

The person that tackles me to escape the zombies: Percy
B.. But… I trust you Percy! Let’s just hope Nico diAngelo could bring me back from the dead to kick Percy’s ass.

The team’s idiot: Warner
Um.. I’m pretty sure Warner would’ve been an awkward idiot xD I just can’t imagine him as the team’s idiot?  I don’t think it would be in his nature…

The brains of the team: Kenji
Kenji is one of the high-rank officer at the Omega, so I’m pretty sure he’ll be perfect for this role! Also, with his ability to be invisible (literally), he could sneak and spy the zombies before making plan!
The team’s medic: Thomas 
I’m not sure I’ll trust my life on him… he’s a killer and traitor after all. But he does have military background, so let’s just hope he could be a medic without betraying us to the zombies.

The weapons expert: Metias
Metias is perfect for this role! He’s a soldier, so of course he knows his toys. I couldn’t ask for anyone better.

The team’s brawler: Khalid 
Khalid as a brawler? Well he has the sword, but I don’t know if he’ll win a hand-to-hand brawl. But whatever, I have faith in Khalid’s skill.

The team’s leader: Rajput 
He would be perfect as the team leader. Serving as body guard to Caliph of Khorasan, and one of the best fighters in Khorasan, I’m sure he would lead all of us to safety!

I tag:
Cait @ Paper Fury
Molly @ Molly’s Book Nook
Reg @ She Latitude
And YOU!

5 Amazing Things About The Girl Who Drank The Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon
by Kelly Barnhill
E-book edition, 368 pages
Published August 9th, 2016 by Algonquin Young Readers
✰✰✰.5

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge–with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl . . .

The author of the highly acclaimed, award-winning novel The Witch’s Boy has written an epic coming-of-age fairy tale destined to be a modern classic.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Adorable cast of characters

If there’s one word to describe the characters in this book, it would be ADORABLE. Our old, loving, kind Xan, Perfectly Tiny but have enormous heart Fyrian, poetic and caring Glerk, and last but not least, our vivacious and curious Luna. I love all of them, individually and together, to pieces.

Strong bond between the characters

You know what I love better than family aspects? Family that consist of people who has no blood relation or whatsoever. The familial bond between the cast really reminds me of THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman. The characters aren’t bound by blood (a dragon, a swamp monster, a witch, and an enmagicked kid), but the love and loyalties they have for each other really shines through the pages.

Gorgeous Writing

“Each secret, each unspoken thing was round and hard and heavy and cold, like a stone hung around the necks of both grandmother and girl. Their backs bent under the weight of secrets. “

The writing in this book is really fairytale-esque. It’s just really gorgeous and feel magical, without using difficult words or purple prose. I really like it, even though it feels a bit repetitive to explain some feelings over and over again.

Dragons

This book only has 2 dragons, to be exact, and they’re both really different. One is Simply Tiny, and the other one is Simply Enormous. But they’re both have Enormous Heart, and Fyrian is just really adorable. Imagine him as Mushu, with a personality like the Genie.

Set in some fairytale-esque place

This book doesn’t have a really large set, they basically only going around in the circles, but the imagery is really vivid and rich. Also, it feels like somewhere a Disney movie could use.
My only complaint is just the story a bit too long for a middle grade book, and slow in some places. It would be hard to read for children who doesn’t actually like to read, they might get bored with it. It really makes me slow in finishing this. But overall, THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON is one beautiful book about family and hope that is perfect for everyone.

Book Review: London Belongs to Us by Sarra Manning

London Belongs to Us
by Sarra Manning
Paperback edition, 264 pages
Published June 2nd 2016, by Hot Key Books
✰✰✰✰.5
Seventeen-year-old Sunny’s always been a little bit of a pushover. But when she’s sent a picture of her boyfriend kissing another girl, she knows she’s got to act. What follows is a mad, twelve-hour dash around London – starting at 8pm in Crystal Palace (so far away from civilisation you can’t even get the Tube there) then sweeping through Camden, Shoreditch, Soho, Kensington, Notting Hill . . . and ending up at 8am in Alexandra Palace.
Along the way Sunny meets a whole host of characters she never dreamed she’d have anything in common with – least of all the devilishly handsome (and somewhat vain) French ‘twins’ (they’re really cousins) Jean Luc and Vic. But as this love-letter to London shows, a city is only a sum of its parts, and really it’s the people living there who make up its life and soul. And, as Sunny discovers, everyone – from friends, apparent-enemies, famous bands and even rickshaw drivers – is willing to help a girl on a mission to get her romantic retribution.


I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I was craving something light after reading lots of fantasy, so I decided to read this one. I wasn’t expecting much, other than sight seeing around London, but this book is so much more than that!

The characters are amazing. I love seeing Sunny’s growth throughout the story, realizing how everyone walks over her all the time to stand up for herself all the time! I also love knowing all the side characters, but I wish they’re more explored. I love the Godards, how they argue all the time and Jean Luc (maybe) pretending to not speaking English, but Vic is being a jerk near the end, and the romance at the end of the book really threw me off, because I can’t see the sign and chemistry at all. I was like, “since when??”

I love how funny this book is. There are a lot of moments that I just laugh out loud, even though it’s in the middle of the night. Sunny is such a funny narrator. I love the charts that is provided within the book, it’s just added more fun and unique-ness to the book! Sunny is also a proud Londoners, and we could see how she love London from the ways she looks at things and defend it when the Godards insulted it.

And finally, I love how it gives brief and really fun to read history about places she visit during her trip. It’s described in such a funny and interesting way, I wish for more places to go! But I do feel like the story drag a bit near the end. Or is it only my impatience and lack of sleep self?? Anyway I just want them to stop running around and get on with Mark! The whole story sets in a night, but it feels like a week. The misadventures, traveling from east to west to east London again.. reading them makes me really tired.

Overall, I really loved it! It’s such a fun and light read that would take you on a trip around London, and make you share some Londoners pride that Sunny has.

5 Books I Want To Re-read in Autumn

Yes, I am Indonesian. And yes, we don’t have autumn here. We only have either rain or sun *sigh* But anyway, most of the reading challenge during September-November is Autumn-ish so why can’t I participate? It’s also usually rainy season during this time of the year too, so the weather is pretty gloomy and perfect to do a “Autumn” theme read. 

There are a lot of books on my shelf that I want to re-read, but I keep waiting for that perfect gloomy vibe. I know it has been raining a lot these past month, so I could basically do a re-read anytime. But a) I had a summer-themed reading challenge that I want to conquer b) I’m was on a holiday. I don’t feel gloomy, I feel energized. 
Today I’m going to tell you my so-called gloomy re-reads, because well, the weather is like that, and the books have that vibe. Most of them are classics, but there are also other books. Let’s get into it.
 
THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern

This freaking book. The writing style, the imaginery, the characters, the circus… I think this is a book to read on a snowy winter nights, I don’t know why. But I’ve been putting off re-reading this book for so long, and I know I would love it too the second time, so this September-November, I promise I would get to this book and hit by the feels again.

WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Charlotte Bronte

Believe it or not, Wuthering Heights is one of my very first classic (read in Indonesian of course), and it left a very strong impression to me with its suffering, gloomy atmosphere, and ghost. The story is really tragic and I still feel sympathy for Heathcliff, even though for some people he probably doesn’t deserve it.

FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley

We all know Frankenstein’s Monster. The classic horror that is pretty short, and pretty creepy. Also, it’s kinda tragic. I actually feel more sympathy to the monster rather than Frankenstein.

13 REASONS WHY by Jay Asher

I used to love this books when I first read it, but I do agree with some negative reviews about this book, so I decided to revisit it to see how I felt about it now.

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman

Like I said last year when I first read it, this is the kind of book that I’d love to re-read every Halloween. So that’s exactly what I’m doing now, minus the Halloween.

The New Chapter of My Life {August Wrap Up & September TBR}

Where does the time go?? I can’t believe my 4 months holiday is over! It doesn’t feel like 4 months, it feels like only 1 month. August has ended, and with it, my holiday. It has been a month that filled with goodbyes. Uni started this month for all of my friends, so I’ve been spending a lot of time with my friends. One by one they’re moving away, and halfway through the month, it’s just really weird to hang out with only 1 or 2 people, when usually there could be 10 people present.

And then it’s my turn to leave, and I was really nervous omg. What if I can’t fit in?? If I don’t like the atmosphere? I started college like, 2 weeks ago, and while it was really hectic, turns out I really enjoyed it! But it also means I barely had time to read, and it shows. I read 10 books last month, but I only read 4 this month. No worries though, I’ll just try to take everything slowly! 

  1. CITY OF SHADOWS by Pippa Da Costa {ARC} // ✰.5 
    This book reminds me why I don’t read paranormal genre anymore: annoying MC, that keep mentioning how hot the fae and the love interest is and can’t get her head out of her selfish thoughts.
  2. MISS MAYHEM by Rachel Hawkins // ✰✰✰.5 
    It wasn’t as fun as Rebel Belle, but it’s still entertaining and open my eyes about certain characters.
  3. THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle // ✰✰✰.5
  4. ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven // ✰✰✰✰.75
    I didn’t cry. But that doesn’t mean that this book doesn’t make a mess of me.
So.. I really don’t know what I want to read next month, mainly because I’m afraid I’ll be too busy with college. The first year is the most hectic, having to adapt and do the task. All the books in this list is only a possible TBR.
  1. THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kerry Barnhill
  2. Maybe re-reading DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE, DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT in preparation to read DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS.
  3. DEATHLESS by Catherynne M. Valente
  • I’m officially a college student! *throws confetti* The first few nights living alone was really lonely, like there aren’t any background noise like tv or people speaking at all, but as the week goes on I really appreciate the silence after a hectic day at the college! I also learn that keeping things tidy and organized is really hard… The people in my new college is really friendly, but the task was really hectic… I enjoyed it tho. Pulling all nighters with friends trying to finish a project has always been one of my favorite things to do.
  • Comic con update: Brianna Hildebrand is coming to Indonesia! I admit I’m bummed it wasn’t Seb or Chris, but Brianna is pretty cool too 🙂
  • In case you hasn’t notice, there has been a lot of twitter parties going on and I love every single one of them. 
  • But that doesn’t mean that I love the SJM drama that happened really recently. I want to say somehing. First of all, I’ve read only Throne of Glass, and while I was enjoyed it, I didn’t love it. I know what will happened in the next books, which is why I’m hesistant continuing with the series. BUT I DIDN’T ATTACK THE AUTHOR. If you don’t like the book, complain about it on goodreads. Write a review about why you hated it, then stop reading the series. You don’t have to continue if you don’t like it, no one forces you to read the next books. You can stop. You don’t have to give a freaking unreleased book a low rating without reading it, you don’t have to send death threats to the authors. Just. Stop. Reading. The. Fucking. Book/Series. Criticizing the book means you dislike the art, the book, the fictional thing. Criticising the author, or sending her death threats, means you dislike her as a person. I haven’t met Sarah in person, but EVERYONE says she’s a really sweet person. Please please please know the difference.
  • Also, so what if she’s doing it for the money? SHE’S AN AUTHOR. That’s where she gets her money to cover her basic needs from. Writing a book is her job, of course she’s doing it for the money smh.
How was your August?