Monday, May 5, 2014


This is the first ever book tag that I've participated in and I'm really excited to share my answers with you, guys. But I wouldn't know about this without Ads of Bookabulary TAGGING ME ! So, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the tag and showing me another side of the book blogging world where TAGS and TAGGING PEOPLE exists. Ha! Let's get this started with ... 

1. Dark chocolate: a book that covers a dark topic.

Forbidden. The title itself suggests already that it will tackle a DARK TOPIC and in this case, it's INCEST. A brother-sister relationship to be specific. This book completely broke me and made my head go spinning for days because I was just reeling into everything that had happened in this book and with the characters involved. Up to this date, I haven't managed yet to come up with a review for this book because I just end up staring at my laptop for hours, not being able to type anything and leaves me with a heavy heart.  

INCEST is a taboo and is just suuuuper wrong for me and I think for all of us, right? But oh dear, the way Tabitha Suzuma wrote this book and the situations Lochan and Maya where in were just heart-wrenching and totally blurred the lines of the real relationship between Lochan and Maya. Curious and brave enough to know how the lines went all blurry and what happened to them and to their family? Then you should probably give this book a try and read it.

Even one of my favorite authors, Marie Lu said on her review in Goodreads for this book: "I've never seen such a taboo topic like sibling incest handled in such a poignant and heartwrenching way. It's a testament to Ms. Suzuma's skill that I found myself desperately wishing for Maya and Lochan to be together. Simply amazing."

Summary for FORBIDDEN: 

She is pretty and talented - sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But... they are brother and sister.

Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending. 

2. White chocolate: your favorite light hearted/humorous read.

Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, will MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD, BURST INTO GIGGLES, JUMP UP AND DOWN, SQUIRM IN YOUR SEATS, ROLL ON YOUR BEDS, TUG AT YOUR HEARTSTRINGS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IT WILL  MAKE YOUR FANGIRL HEART SWELL! I'm forever in love with this book and I wouldn't ever get tired of rereading it!  


Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming,beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend. 

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

To read my review for this book, you can use this link 

3. Milk chocolate: a book that has a lot of hype that you’re dying to read.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Because my friends and a number of booktubers are raving about this book and the series itself. I just don't have the time yet to read and marathon all three books. Bummer. But I promise, I'll read this series within this year! 


Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands", she speaks many languages - not all of them human - and her bright blue hairactually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

4. Chocolate with a caramel centre: a book that made you feel all gooey in the middle while you were reading it.

Room For You by Beth Ehemann. I choose this book because I've recently read it and I can clearly remember my heart rapidly beating and my insides churning and churning because of feels! This book also includes a kid in its story and I'm such a sucker when it comes to these little cutesy human beings. Kids brings in an added FEEL factor to the entirety of the story and how the two main characters build up their relationship.  

Summary for ROOM FOR YOU: 

Four years ago, my dreams were shattered in an instant.

I tried to pick up the pieces and glue them back together the best I knew how, but something was always missing.

A father for my two girls.

But then, Brody Murphy landed on my doorstep, literally. He was a carefree, playful hockey player who barged into my life and messed with my head. He left me more confused than I had ever been.

What if the one thing I thought I needed was the only thing holding me back?

5. Wafer free Kit-Kat: name a book that has surprised you lately.

The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher. This book is completely different from any other book that I've ever read from the past. It has a very refreshing plot and a main character unlike any other. AND THE ENDING OF THE BOOK WAS JUST ... surprise surprise surprise!


Olivia Kaspen has just discovered that her ex-boyfriend, Caleb Drake, has lost his memory. With an already lousy reputation for taking advantage of situations, Olivia must decide how far she is willing to go to get Caleb back. Wrestling to keep her true identity and their sordid past under wraps, Olivia’s greatest obstacle is Caleb’s wicked, new girlfriend; Leah Smith. It is a race to the finish as these two vipers engage in a vicious tug of war to possess a man who no longer remembers them. But, soon enough Olivia must face the consequences of her lies, and in the process discover that sometimes love falls short of redemption. 

6. Snickers: a book that you are going nuts about.


Let a part of my review for this book speak for itself, "I think, Maybe Someday is Colleen Hoover’s best book so far! Not that her other books weren’t great, but she just took writing a novel into a whole new superb level with this book. This book is unique, genius, fascinating, surprising, beautiful, real, heart wrenching, emotionally packed and huff *showers this book with all kinds of positive adjectives*. "

Read my entire review, using this link

Summary for MAYBE SOMEDAY: 

At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…

7. Hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows: a book that you would turn to for a comfort read.

American Girl On Saturn by Nikki Godwin. I'm such a FANGIRL and it feels like coming home (with my parents' arms stretch wide open) while reading this book. With fangirls and all those fangirl-y stuff happening in here, plus the boyband thingy going on! I can feel myself locking down for a flail or a spazz if I don't stop talking about this book already! *sigh* *my haven* LOL 


The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the their house.

Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren't happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can't escape Emery's fangirlisms for more than three minutes.

But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.

8. Box of chocolates: what series have you read that you feel has a wide variety and something for everyone?

Okay, I'm done here!!! =))

Thanks again, Ads of Bookabulary for tagging me! Hmmmmm, who to tag?! It's okay if you refuse to do this tag but here you go, I'm picking ... Stacking Words,  The Book Nerd in Me and Anette the Wicked! :) 

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