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The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan


RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕

Published: 2014 (First published April 01, 2006)

Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books

Format: Paperback

Pages: 288



“… if there is one thing I’ve learned over the eons, it’s that you can’t give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it.”


Percy Jackson’s seventh-grade year has been surprisingly quiet. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get… well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of Percy’s friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods will be destroyed.

In this fresh, funny, and hugely anticipated follow up to The Lightning Thief, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their beloved camp. But first, Percy will discover a stunning new secret about his family—one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon’s son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.



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Recent Reads (June 22-28, 2020)

Hello, fellow bookworms! Another week has passed again which means it’s time for me to look back at my reading week. Doing this weekly wrap-up is quite fun as I can keep track of how well I am reading for a week.

Reading-wise, I am not reading as much as before. For this month, I am into reading physical books. No audio, no ebook. And it felt good, especially when it lessens my physical TBR. However, the number of books that I’ve read was fewer than last month as I am only reading during my free time at work and before bed. But still, I am having a good time and I am hoping to carry over this habit next month.

But with my chitchat aside, I managed to finished 2 books and 1 novella for this week and I am very excited to talk about it. So let’s get into the books.



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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan


RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕

Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books

Published: June 28, 2005

Format: Paperback

Pages: 377



“All the gods know how to do is replay their past.”


Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’ master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’ stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.



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Recent Reads (June 15-21, 2020)

So… This blog post was supposed to be posted last Monday but I forgot to edit it because I worked overtime for 2 hours. I was so exhausted and drained after my shift is over that I lay down in bed after eating dinner and taking a shower. So here is a late recently reads post instead.

The month of June felt shorter and faster than any other month. Only a couple of days left and it’s all over. Funnily enough, I haven’t been reading much but I am enjoying the books that I’ve picked up and it felt like rekindling my love for reading.

My TBR for this month is almost halfway done but I was hoping to get more reading so I hope I can finish all of it in the next few days.

So without further ado, here are the books that I finished and I am currently reading.


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Tweet Cute by Emma Lord


RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌖🌑

Published: January 21, 2020

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Format: e-Book

Pages: 362

“It’s weird, how you have no idea how far you’ve come until suddenly you can’t find the way back.”


A fresh, irresistible rom-com from debut author Emma Lord about the chances we take, the paths life can lead us on, and how love can be found in the opposite place you expected.

Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming―mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.

Enter Jack, class clown, and a constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.

All’s fair in love and cheese―that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life―on an anonymous chat app Jack built.

As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate―people on the internet are shipping them??―their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌘🌑

Published: February 04, 2003 (First published Oct. 16, 1847)

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Format: Paperback

Pages: 532



“He made me love him without looking at me.”


Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit. She falls in love. Hard.

But there is a terrifying secret inside the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall. Is Rochester hiding from Jane? Will Jane be left heartbroken and exiled once again?

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Recent Reads (June 08-14, 2020)

I was hoping against all hope that I can read and finish a lot of books this week because of our country’s Independence Day fell on a Friday, which means a long weekend for me. But sleep is always calling me, considering how the weather is both gloomy and cold.

Even so, I managed to finish two books, though one is less than 200 pages. I think audiobook has become my best friend once again, as it is my only means of getting through books lately.

I’ll keep this intro short. So let’s get into the books.

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Frostbite by Richelle Mead


RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌖🌑

Published: April 10, 2008

Publisher: Razorbill

Format: Paperback

Pages: 327



“Balance. Know which things to run forward with – and know which to leave alone.”



Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

Rose has serious guy trouble. Her gorgeous tutor, Dimitri, has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason has a huge crush on her, and she keeps getting stuck in her best friend Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian.

Then a nearby Strigoi attack puts St. Vladimir’s on high alert, and the Academy whisks its students away on a mandatory Holiday ski trip. But the glittering winter landscape and posh Idaho resort only provide the illusion of safety. When three students run away to strike back again the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. Only this time, Rose – and her heart – are in more danger than she ever could have imagined…



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Recent Reads (June 01-07, 2020)

The first week of June was not a good reading week for me. It’s not until the weekend that I ended up finishing a book. But a book a week is better than none, right?

I have joined a month-long readathon where I need to read 5 books and 3 extra books if I am up for it. I am quite confident that I can manage to finish all that, though I am not so sure now. Hopefully, I can finish more books in the next week.

So let’s get into the books.

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The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

The Final Empire

RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌖🌑

Published: March 30, 2010 (First published July 17, 2006)

Publisher: Gollancz

Format: Audiobook & e-Book

Pages: 672



“Anyone can believe in someone, or something, that always succeeds, Mistress. But failure… ah, now, that is hard to belive in, certainly and truly.”


A thousand years ago evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand ever since. The sun shines fitfully under clouds of ash that float down endlessly from the constant eruption of volcanoes. A dark lord rules through the aristocratic families and ordinary folk are condemned to lives in servitude, sold as goods, laboring in the ash fields.

But now a troublemaker has arrived and there is rumor of revolt. A revolt that depends on criminal that no-one can trust and a young girl who must master Allomancy – the magic that lies in all metals.



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