Feature and Follow Friday #2

this is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. This meme is all about meeting new friends and getting new followers! 

Here are the rules if you want to join:
  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
  5. If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn't have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
  6. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  7. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  8. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
Question of the week
You Are It! We are playing #FF tag this week. Comment on as many blogs as you can, even if they aren’t participating in #FF. Just say Happy #FF! At the end of your comment. Keep a running total if you want and update your post with it. The bigger the number the more impressed we will be!

Current count: 13

(review) The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson

The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson
Release date: August 15th 2013
Publisher: Fire & Ice Books
Pages: 194
Source: Bought (ebook)

Everyone knows how all those fairy tales go. The princess gets beautiful, nabs her prince, falls instantly in love, lives happily ever after and leaves her evil stepsisters in the dust. But what happens when you’re the ugly stepsister and your obnoxiously perfect—read pretty, smart, and, worst of all, sickeningly nice—stepsister is dating the charming, tall, devastatingly handsome guy you’ve had a thing for since you were nine years old?
Quirky, artistic and snarky Mattie Lowe does not lead a charmed life. Her mother is constantly belittling her on Skype. Mercedes, the school mean girl, has made it her personal mission to torment Mattie. But worst of all? Her stepsister Ella is the most beautiful, popular girl in school and is dating Mattie’s secret longtime crush, Jake Kingston. Tired of being left out and done with waiting for her own stupid fairy godmother to show up, Mattie decides to change her life. She’ll start by running for senior class president against wildly popular Jake. Ella can keep her Prince Annoying. Mattie’s going to rule the school. And no one, not even a cute and suddenly flirty Jake, is going to stop her.

(review) The Boy From The Woods by Jen Minkman

Release date: December 1st 2013
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Pages: 300
Source: Netgalley (ebook)

Julia fell down on her knees next to his lifeless body, her heart filling with dread as she noticed the left side of his face was covered in blood. He had fallen off the motorbike, hitting his temple on a sharp-edged rock. His head injury looked really, really bad. “Michael?” she whispered softly, putting a trembling hand on his forehead. “Can you hear me?” 
Julia has been in love with Michael for years. He’s the hottest guy in school, and she can’t believe her luck when they finally hit it off during Senior Prom. Her dream doesn’t last, though: after a few dates, he callously dumps her out of the blue. Summer vacation starts with Julia feeling heart-broken and miserable.
But then she rescues Michael in the woods when he has a motorcycle accident in a heavy thunderstorm. From that point onward, her life is turned upside down. Michael has changed completely after the blow to the head that nearly killed him... and he wants her back. But why is he so different? And will she be able to trust him this time around? Can the boy who broke your heart ever win it back again..?


Interview with Tessa McCaide (Becoming Alpha)

Tessa McCaide is a newbie werewolf from the book Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin. She used to be a mere teenager like us but then something wrong happened, and then she turned bad-ass. And now I got to interview her! Becoming Alpha is also not officially on a Blog Tour, so consider this as a teaser. Check out the awesome blurb below and my review of this book! Awesome. No further ado,  I'll leave you with this awesome interview so I can do my victory dance because... Tessa said my name!


Cleaning up a bit

It's not that important actually, but I just want to post it.
It has been months since The Four Eyed Cat Reviews was born (I'm not really sure of the date though. This used to be my random blog before I remake it) and lots of things happened since then. Interesting widgets, cool badges, and super awesome series banners made this blog crowded. It is crowded, don't lie. So I'm going to clean it up!

Consider this as a notice, so you won't be shocked when this blog became private later on. I'm going to change the header and several other things, and when I do, I like to keep it closed so no one could see how messy my blog is in the middle of my "re-construction". There won't be many new stuffs, just the header and several things. I won't do this today, maybe next week when I'm available (curse you school works)

So yeah, just an advance notice for you my tiny army of awesome followers! (is that even a word...)

Feature and Follow Friday #1

Ok! so this is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. It was a bit irritating when you saw something interesting yet you don't have any idea what it is, so I'm just going to tell you. Basically this is the place where you found new friends and followers! (Check out the host's posts to know more and join this blog hop!) This is my first time joining this so... sorry if I made any mistake. I prefer GFC, but Bloglovin's ok too. Here it goes!

Question of the week
Are there any book to movie adaptations where you think the movie is better than the book?

This is really hard, since I rarely watched movies. Especially when they are book to movie adaptations. I've watched Narnia and the Lightning Thief but I try to avoid reading the book (I'm a coward). I've also watched The Mortal Instruments and Hunger Games, love the books yet, personally, I thought the books were better. 

Maybe I'm going to go with the classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. No offense, but I thought the book was... boring. I don't know why, one day I was bored and I decided to watch the movie. I wouldn't consider myself as a fan of the movie, but I managed to finish it. A bit less boring, so definitely better than the book. (I'm really sorry, Harper Lee fans.)

How about you? feel free to comment below!


Interview with Myla Lewis (Angelbound)

Myla Lewis is one of the most bad-ass female character I've ever met, and now I got the honor to do an interview with her! (can't stop shrieking in delight to the fact that Myla said my name! haha) Angelbound was not officially on a blog tour, so consider this a teaser. Love the novel! check out the blurb below and my review of this book.


(review) Isaura by Ruth Silver

Isaura by Ruth Silver
Series: Aberrant #3
Release date: December 4th 2013
Publisher: LazyDay Publishing (ebook, see the cover below) (the one on the left was the paperback cover by Patchwork Press)
Pages: 176 (readmill)
Source: Netgalley (ebook)


Olivia has little choice but to head into the dangerous Gravelands, as the new government wrestles with fixing the damage to society. If traveling through outlaw territory isn’t frightening enough, Olivia learns she has exposed her secret and is hunted by those she trusted. In a race against time, her life and those she loves are in jeopardy.


Sharing some artworks

These artworks below are made for my Cambridge Arts & Design test, but I ended up sending other artworks because of some reasons. And I thought, why not share it? it's better than nothing. So here it is.

It's the colored version of this artwork. East of the Sun, West of the Moon. And yes, it was inspired by the Norwegian folktale.

And this one below is inspired by the German folktale Snow White & Red Rose. It doesn't connect with the real story... it's just two girls with their names consuming them.

Well, that's it. Hope you enjoy...


(review) Angelbound by Christina Bauer

Angelbound by Christina Bauer
Series: Angelbound #1
Release date: December 17th 2013
Publisher: Ink Monster LLC
Pages: 532
Source: Netgalley (ebook)

Eighteen year old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your every day quasi-demon, half-demon and half-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter heaven or hell, they go up against her, and she hasn’t lost a battle yet.
But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights aren’t enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla’s school, she knows that things are changing and it’s not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and doesn’t like the answers she finds. What happened seventeen years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won’t anyone tell her who her father is? Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy half-human and half-angel demon hunter. But what’s a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It’s a good thing that Myla’s not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla’s going to shake up Purgatory.

Introducing the New Rating System!

The rating system's the same actually. I'm still using a 5/5 but! I'm banishing the stars! Now I'm going to use a cat! (four eyed cat to be precise) 5 eyes open (5 stars, since four eyed cat have 4 eyes, one of them are post it) to no eyes open (no stars)

5 eyes open (4 eyes + 1 fake eyes on a post it)
AMAZING. It was PURR-FECT! Love it so much, everything about it. One of my favorite books, would probably re-read it again in the future! Super recommended!

4 eyes open
Love it, still one of my favorites but wouldn't re-read it. Recommended!

3 eyes open
Like it. Not one of my favorites, I disliked at least 50% of the book (either it was the plot, characters, or anything else) not really recommended.

2 eyes open
It was ok... I managed to finish it but it was flat, didn't pull me at all. Would not recommend it.

1 eyes open
Dislike it! I warned you! Do not even try to read it. It was BORING.

No eyes open
HORRIBLE. Don't even think about reading this. I never rated a book with this 'no eyes open' so far, so that's good. It was DNF (for those who don't know, it means Do Not Finish). Even a cat wouldn't want to see it.

Credits for my brother! he made those cute four eyed cats above! 


The Liebster Award!

I felt really honored to be nominated by Nena from Nena's Short Reviews! And I should tell you guys that you should check out her blog! I loved it so you would too ;-) Okay, I'm not really sure how to do this... so please tell me if I made any mistakes okay?

So after surfing a bit about what this award is, it turns out to be an award given to a blogger by another blogger! it was intended to give more emphasis to bloggers with 200 or less followers. All you need to do is:

- Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
- Answer the 11 questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you.
- Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.
- Go to the blogs you nominated and notify them of your nomination.
- Give your nominees 11 questions to answer.

My questions from Nena:
1.What is your go to lipstick ?
I'm a girl but the probability of me wearing any kinds of lipstick is from 1 to 0. I'm not permitted to wear makeup to school and I'm not the makeup-y type so... hahah

2.If you could only read one book genre for the rest of your life which genre would you choose ?
Wow, tough question. I think it would be paranormal romance. I just love those paranormal creatures, especially if the love each other (lol, idk why but this sound weird)

3.What is your favorite book ?
Another tough question! currently, it would probably be Paranormalcy by Kiersten White!

4.What kind of music do you listen to ?
It changes based on my mood actually. If I'm not reading I, I love to listen to something with beat (My favorite artist is Alesso and Zedd) and if I'm reading, I love to listen to soothing instrumentals (My favorites are Gymnopedie no. 1 by Erik Satie and A Walk by Tycho) or Florence and the Machine! I listen to Florence on both while reading and not reading.

5.What is the worst book you've read this year ?
The books I've read this years are awesome, thankfully. But the worst from them all would probably be Deception by C. J. Redwine. It was really disappointing since I war really looking forward and it turns out to be boring :-( It's not that bad though.

6.What is your favorite movie that you have seen this year ?
Percy Jackson: the Sea of Monsters! Why do I felt like a fanatic kid by answering this?

7.Book or e-reader ?
I would have chosen book, but imported books are really expensive if you're living here in Indonesia, so I choose e-reader.

8.do you have a favorite perfume ?
Not the makeup-y type and not the perfume-y type. My scent goes as far as my soap does. My brother hated perfumes so I'm used to not using it.

9.What t.v series have you gotten addicted to lately ?
I spent most of my time between reading, sleeping, and homework lately so no time for any t.v series... but I watched the Ghost Whisperers, won't say I'm addicted though.

10.If you could only wear one makeup item for the rest of your life which product would you choose?
From all makeup items available on this world, I only loved eyeliners (not emo, btw) so yeah, eyeliners! they made my eyes look good ;-)

11. What is your Man/Girl Crush ?
Fiction or non-fiction? well, if it's fiction it would be my all-time book boyfriend, kenji from Shatter Me. If it's non-fiction it would be Matt Bomer, I know he's gay but who could actually resist those sharp eyes? really. He's the God of Hotness.

Okay! so here's my nominations! Awesome blogs that could use more followers! because they deserve it. My nominations: 

- Nena's Short Reviews
- Littlecookie74
- Angelic Book reviews
- Boho Book Lover
- Mrs B's Books
- My Bookshelf is Hungry
- I'm Loving Books!
- Myra's Book Reviews
- Misinterpreted & Unrepresented
- Sandee's Sweet and Sexy Book Reviews
- Elle's 411 on YA Books

My questions!
1. If you had a chance to change your name (both first name and last name) what would it be?
2. What is your best personality?
3. Do you have any weird and unusual habbit(s)?
4. What is your favorite mythical creature?
5. What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten?
6. Hardcover or Paperback?
7. If you could only wear one color (means your clothes, bag, accessories, etc. would be in the same color) for the rest of your life, what color would you pick?
8. What is your favorite genre for a book?
9. If you could marry an actor/ model, who would it be?
10.What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
11.If you're a dinosaur, are you going to be carnivore, herbivore, or omnivore?

Feel free to answer these questions in the comments! I'm really interested in your answers :-)


(review) Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin

Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin
Series: Alpha girl #1
Release date: December 17th 2013
Publisher: Ink Monster LLC.
Pages: 267
Source: netgalley (ebook)
Rating: ★★★★★

Tessa McCaide has a unique talent for getting into trouble. Then again, it isn’t easy for a girl with visions to ignore what she sees. Luckily Tessa and her family are leaving California and moving halfway across the country, giving her the perfect opportunity to leave her reputation as “Freaky Tessa” behind.
But Tessa doesn’t realize that kissing the wrong guy in her new Texas town could land her in far more trouble than she ever imagined. Like being forced to attend St. Ailbe’s Academy, a secret boarding school for werewolves.
Even if the wrong guy did accidentally turn her into one of “them” and doom her to attending the weirdest high school ever, Tessa can’t help her growing attraction to the mysterious Dastien Laurent.
When vampires attack St. Alibe’s and her visions pinpoint an enemy in their midst, Tessa realizes that boy drama and her newfound canine tendencies might just be the least of her problems.