The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

*This is a review for the first book of the series This is another instance where it’s daunting to write a review because the novel is well-known and loved by millions of people. As a Sci-Fi/Fantasy reader, it’s embarrassing that I’ve only read this once, and I’ve waited ’till 2016 to read this. I’m glad…

1984 by George Orwell

Writing a review of a famous and important novel is always tough. 1984 is considered one of the greatest novels out there, and I have to agree on that. This thought provoking novel exceeded my expectations. It delivered not only enjoyment, but also knowledge. 1984 is about Orwell’s vision of the future. Some view this…

Best Books of 2015

I believe 2015 was a mediocre year for me. The first few months were great, but then the slump happened. I don’t remember which particular novel triggered the slump, but it has been going on for months, up to this day. I’m slowly working my way out of it, but reading feels a bit tiresome…

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

After 6 months, I’ve finally found a novel worthy of 5 stars. It took me that long to finally get out of the dreaded reading slump. It should’ve been obvious though, because one of the options to get out of the slump is to go back to your roots. My roots being Fantasy. I shouldn’t…

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

What is the best way to make your YA book standout? Change the format of the novel. That was the first thing that made me even look at this novel. Most of the time if it’s YA and people are talking about it, I tend to stay away. Props to the authors for coming up…

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Contemporary YA is not my genre, but this novel was an exception. I prejudged it based on the first few chapters, but as the plot developed, I started to like it. This is a novel about a group of friends who wants to have a normal life. They just want to graduate before the school…

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin

I’m not fond of novellas or short stories. I always end up hating them because of the length. It’s like someone telling you a summarized version of a detailed story. This one on the other hand is one of the exceptions to the hatred. It’s not a shock though that Martin can make me enjoy…

iZombie Vol.1 by Chris Robertson

I first heard about iZombie when I watched the pilot episode of the tv series about a year ago. The show wasn’t mind blowing, but I enjoyed watching it. I’m actually still watching the show now that it’s on its second season. How does this compare to the show? This graphic novel series is way…

Taken by Erin Bowman

Based on the premise, I thought this could be the novel that would change my perception of the YA genre. Unfortunately, it only further degraded the genre for me. Predictable, underdeveloped characters, and weak plot. After the first 50 pages or so, the novel started going downhill. It’s a surprise that I managed to reach…

Saga Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan

I honestly don’t know how this series will get better in the future. Volume 2-3 for me were the peak of the series, and volume 4 slightly resulted to decline. This fifth volume was not that bad, because it brought out an even more weird side to the series. What’s running inside my head though…

Wanted by Mark Millar

This is another clear example of why you shouldn’t listen to most criticisms about a novel/graphic novel that you’re interested in. I bought this without knowing that most of my friends hated this, and that there was a movie made already. I just read the short synopsis at the back because the cover looked fucking…