Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Book Summary)

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Since she was a kid, Scarlett Dragna has been writing letters to Legend, the master of Caraval. She wanted to play in Caraval, along with her younger sister, Donatella Dragna. When Scarlett was about to get married, she sent one last letter to Legend, and at that time, she got a reply and an invitation. Scarlett, Tella, and Julian (the sailor) went to Caraval, Tella was kidnapped by Legend, and it turns out that the game revolves around Tella. The first player that finds Tella wins and can get a wish as a reward. Scarlett and Julian helped each other and eventually fell in love with each other (initially Tella and Julian; however, Julian admitted that he was just using Tella to get hold of the ticket to Caraval.) The two of them played the game, looking for clues and helping each other. They have been warned that most parts of the game are not genuine. However, they were still fearful (they even got hurt) when they saw Scarlett’s father and fiancée. They are the person Tella and Scarlett are running away from, but they follow them to Caraval, and they want to take the siblings home, to punish them. Continue reading Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Book Summary)

Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Book Review)

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When I read it: I liked the setting at first, although it got confusing when they entered Caraval. I just could not imagine what Caraval looks like. I’m not sure if this is supposed to appear like a Carnival, if the game is a celebration, or if this is supposed to be a dark setting… Does Caraval look like an old palace where players get lost? Scarlett and Julian run, hide and chase someone, and I am a little confused with how I could imagine these scenes because one moment it was magical, but then it is suddenly dark on the next. Continue reading Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Book Review)

False Memory by Dean Koontz (Book Review)

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What I liked about it:

Rare Plot: It’s not a usual novel that revolves around death. It does not start with a mysterious death by a serial killer that detectives chase the entire book. It begins with no death at all, just a couple of weird things they could not explain.
Many questions kept me going, but it never got to the point that I was confused. Also, the questions that I had were all answered in the end.
Connections that I never saw coming. There is more to the villain and his actions at the near end. In the novel, it turns out that there was a reason why the primary victims, Martie and Dusty, were chosen. Continue reading False Memory by Dean Koontz (Book Review)

False Memory by Dean Koontz (Book Summary)

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Martie Rhodes lives with her husband, Dusty Rhodes, and their dog, Valet. She is a video game designer, and she accompanies her best friend, Susan Jagger, to the Doctor weekly to treat her phobia. She had been taking Susan to her Doctor, Dr. Ahrima,n for multiple sessions,s and although she couldn’t see any progress, Martie was assured by the Doctor that she was doing better. Continue reading False Memory by Dean Koontz (Book Summary)

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Book Review)

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What I liked about it:

  • Unexpected villain. The Novel was able to hide the villain perfectly by making nearly all characters a suspect. Readers have to go through a series of “I think this is the one” throughout the book.
  • Interesting scenes. It provides exciting scenes if you ever get tired of reading what really happened to Nel. There are scenes where it was told what happened to the previous women who drowned in that River. Continue reading Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Book Review)

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Book Summary)

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Julia (Jules) Abbott was dragged back to the old Mill House when Danielle (Nel Abbott) died. She had to take care of the 15 years old daughter she left behind. Also, she had to look into the details behind her death. At the moment, the cause of her death was suicide, but it was more complicated. Continue reading Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Book Summary)

The Keeper of Lost Things By Roth Hogan (Book Review)

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What made me choose this book: I’ve been looking for books that are as good as the previous book I read, which is “The Roanoke Girls.” Aside from the very intriguing title, I was curious about the entire story since I was expecting this to be a story filled with magic. I was hoping that the “Keeper of Lost Things” is a person who’s found in the gates of heaven. I was wrong, but I was not disappointed. Continue reading The Keeper of Lost Things By Roth Hogan (Book Review)

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan (Book Summary)

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Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. It started when he lost his late wife’s communion medal on her death, and he felt like he failed her. He collected the lost stuff and labeled them in his study, hoping that they would someday be reunited with its owners, just like the medal he lost. Those lost things also inspired his short stories that were published. When he died, he left the house they called Padua to Laura, his assistant. Laura took care of the house or her inheritance together with Sunshine and Freddy. Sunshine is a neighbor who became Laura’s friend after Anthony’s death. Freddy is the gardener who got close to Laura after Anthony’s death (they even end up falling in love). Continue reading The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan (Book Summary)

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan (Book Summary)

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Su Yi had a brutal attack and was rushed to the hospital. When Nick heard about this, he got worried but still didn’t want to go home – since he still remembers the rift he had with his grandmother when she tried to have Rachel investigated. Nick was later on convinced by Rachel and Eleanor to go home. Continue reading Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan (Book Summary)

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan (Book Summary)

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Two years after visiting Singapore to meet Nick’s family, Rachel is finally set to be married. Nick and Rachel already planned their wedding, which does not include most of Nick’s family (since they still do not approve of Rachel.) Nick made sure that his mother Eleanor wouldn’t hear about the wedding so she wouldn’t try to stop it. However, just before the wedding, Eleanor showed up – but instead of stopping the wedding, she gave them her blessing. She also set up Rachel to meet her father. Continue reading China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan (Book Summary)