Book Review: Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles

Blurb: Caleb Becker left Paradise eight months ago, taking with him the secret he promised to take to his grave. If the truth got out, it would ruin everything. Maggie Armstrong tried to be strong after Caleb broke her heart and disappeared. Somehow, she managed to move on. She’s determined to make a new life…

Book Review: Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles

Blurb: Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel, and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad—her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares—has been canceled. After…

Book Review: The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

Blurb: It’s 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They’ve been best friends almost as long—at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird between them ever since, but when Josh’s family gets a free AOL CD in the mail, his mom makes…

Book Review: I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder

Blurb: Girl meets boy. Girl loses boy. Girl gets boy back… …sort of. Ava can’t see him or touch him, unless she’s dreaming. She can’t hear his voice, except for the faint whispers in her mind. Most would think she’s crazy, but she knows he’s here. Jackson. The boy Ava thought she’d spend the rest…

Book Review: Young Love Murder by April Brookshire

Blurb: First love’s a killer, but so is seventeen-year-old Annabelle Blanc. The teenager was raised to be an assassin and taught to never fall in love. She lives for the job until she meets Gabriel Sanchez, the son of her latest target. Wealthy, spoiled and self-indulgent, Gabriel Sanchez is a teenage playboy. Setting his sights…

Even Death will Never Keep Us Apart

London, England, in the autumn of 1888 No one knew how sad and lonely she was. She loved him more than she loved herself. If she knew he must die, she did want to replace him. Leah still remembered the day she got married with him, her lovely Joshua. She remembered even the words he…

Book Review: Showmance by L.H. Cosway

Blurb: Damon Atwood was Hollywood’s golden boy. Having won an Oscar at the tender age of thirteen, he had the life many could only dream about. But his success came at a price, and after a short but fruitful film career, he chose to live a life of obscurity on a remote Scottish island. Almost…

Photo Challenge: McDonald’s Rarest Beverage

I understand that McDonald’s has “think global, act local” as their marketing strategy. It means that each country will have their own unique menus that match the needs of local people. However, the thing I don’t understand is how they could think that we doesn’t need Chocolate Milkshake in our country. My eldest brother who…

Book Review: Battle Royale by Koushun Takami, Yuji Oniki (Translator)

Blurb: Koushun Takami’s notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill one another until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when…

Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Blurb: The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the…