My Chic & Sassy Review For Lily Irdina's Gadis Bermata Hazel





Eiyo dearies,

I am back with a new post ^_^ Happy July and Happy Independence Day to my American friends (4th of July is America Independence Day) I hope you guy are celebrating your Independence Day with a blast. 

I just finished reading a novel early this week. The novel's title is Gadis Bermata Hazel (GBH/ in English it means Girl With Hazel Eyes). The novel is written by Lily Irdina. So in this post, I'm going to share with you guys my review of GBH. So let's get started ^_^



ABOUT LILY IRDINA 

The author - Lily Irdina (Image: Lily Irdina's Facebook Page - Nana Jasmine)


Lily Irdina is a young Malaysian author and novelist. GBH is Lily Irdina's second novel. Her first novel is Awak Cun! (You're Pretty!). If you guys want to know more about Lily Irdina, you can view her Facebook page - Nana Jasmine, or Instagram @nanadr06.



A BRIEF SUMMARY FOR GADIS BERMATA HAZEL

Image: My Writer IG @mughunghwa


GBH tells a story about a beautiful and hot Eurasian model named Selena. Selena stays in London with her mother, Amira who is a famous fashion designer. Amira is a single mother. Amira owns a fashion brand called Miracle. Selena is the IT Girl in the British Fashion Industry. Selena's face is everywhere- on prints, billboards, and fashion shows. Selena's fame makes her rival-Amy Patricia and pretend-boyfriend -Jared jealous. 

One day, Selena faces a terrible incident. The incident makes Selena and Amira move to Melaka, Malaysia. Melaka is Selena's birthplace. In Melaka, Selena meets a girl named Amanda. Amanda is a medical student. Selena and Amanda look alike although they have different personalities. Selena and Amanda became good friends. Selena and Amanda discover that they are long lost, identical twins. Their parents, divorced when they were only two years old.

Selena and Amanda wish to bring their family back together. So they decide to switch places. Selena pretends as Amanda and stays with her father, Shafiq, while Amanda pretends to be Selena and stays with Amira. Hilarious things happened when the twins switch places.

However, the story ends with a happy ending. Shafiq and Amira get back together. Shafiq and Amira realized how much they miss each other. Shafiq and Amira re-married. And they start a new adventure together. 



MY REVIEW FOR GADIS BERMATA HAZEL

My illustration of Amanda and Selena (Image: My artist IG @fmooneira_art)


During Malaysia's movement control order (MCO/Partial lockdown), I wanted to read a novel with a chic and sassy storyline. So, my friend, Lina recommended me to read GBH. Lina told me that GBH is a chic and sassy novel. 

I'm glad that Lina recommended me to read GBH. GBH does have a chic and sassy storyline. The story is also hilarious, fun, and enjoyable to read. Thank you, Lina, for recommending me to read GBH. I  enjoyed reading GBH ^_^

I liked the way Lily Irdina portrays Selena and Amanda. Although Selena and Amanda are identical twins, they both have different personalities and identities. Selena is talkative, friendly, cheeky, sassy, optimist, and a girly-girl. Selena's favorite color is pink, and she likes caucasian guys. Amanda is not-so-girly, practical, quiet, and a bit shy. Amanda's favorite color is black, and she likes Asian guys.

Besides the chic and sassy storyline, Selena and Amanda's character, I also liked the way Lily Irdina applies her knowledge in medicine, cars, fashion, and pop-culture into her writing. It makes the novel more enjoyable and fun to read. Lily Irdina is very up to date in pop-culture. Lily Irdina creates Selena and Amanda's beauty after Cara Delevingene. She also creates Kai (Selena's love interest) after Douglas Booth (I don't know who Douglas Booth is before I read GBH). This makes it easier for me to imagine how GBH's characters look like.

Overall, I rate GBH 7/10. I would like to recommend this novel to fellow bookworms who loved chich and sassy novels. If you like Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic, you will enjoy GBH.

Before I end this post, I would like to ask you guys some questions. Has anyone read Gadis Bermata Hazel? If yes, what is your opinion about the novel? I'm also looking for more chich and sassy novels to read. Does anyone have recommendations? Pls, share your recommendations and answers in the comment box below ^_^

That's all for now. Pls, don't be stingy to buy and read books. Thank you for reading and take care. Hope to see you guys again.

XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^


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  1. So this is a Malaysian version of The Parent Trap. Is is a more serious take on it or does it also have elements of comedy?

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    1. Yep, the author mentioned that she gets the inspiration from The Parent Trap to write GBH. This novel is a comedy.

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  2. Great review, it reminds me of a couple of American movies that I have seen. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Hehehe......looks like we have the same impression 😃

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  3. I really like your review and how genuine you are with your score so tha k you for that. I haven't read it yet. By the way your statement to not be stingy is awesome��. I wish more people invested in buying books.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you ❤️❤️❤️ You have good opinions about books and reading culture. How would you like to join my Bookworm Interview?

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  4. This storyline sounds exactly like parent trap, I really enjoyed that. Your review of this book is awesome, thanks for sharing

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  5. It's great that it has a happy ending, I love books that feel full circle. And it reminds me of The Parent Trap!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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    1. Hehehe.......Lily Irdina gets her inspiration to write GBH from The Parent Trap. I miss that movie and wish to watch it again.

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  6. This sounds like a fun and lighthearted summer read.

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  7. Menarik jugak novel ni. Nanti nak try la baca .. Tq sharing your review

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  8. My current mood is for horror books. When my mood turns to reading chick novel, I will find GBH. Thanks for recommendation

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    1. Wow......horror. Berani nyer Rawlins. Me not into horror meh. Maybe because me a coward 😂😂😂 hehehe. Btw, I am happy to see you enjoy reading now. Hope to have you as my guest star for Bookworm Interview. What say you bro?

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  9. I haven't read this YET but may hae to put it on the reading list soon!! thanks for the great review!

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    1. Welcome. Looks like I have to roger the author to translate this novel in English.

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  10. sounds like parent trap to me, anyways, macam menarik. cerita dia pun santai santai je untuk bacaan waktu lapang

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    1. Yup. Lebih kurang parents trap dan sgt santai.

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  11. bunyi macam menarik..at least dah nampak jalan cerita. sesuai sangat baca time sebelum tidur.. jangan sampai tak boleh tidur sebab excited sangat nak tahu sambungan cerita

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    1. Hahaha......saya suka baca buku before bed. Tapi x adalah x boley tido. Hehehe.

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  12. Never read this book and tak pernah kenal penulis ni. I like your info at least we know them.

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  13. thankyou sebab share book review hehe nampak menarik :)

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    1. Welcome. You are a bookworm too right? Dah dia kali I baca your book review.

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  14. Great review and story! Thank you for sharing ☺

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  15. So longgggg time i tak beli novel. Nak kena start semula beli novel. Salah satu novel i nal beli gadis bermata hazel. Sinopsia cerita nampak beat dan interesting untuk dibaca dan isi masa lapang

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    1. Yeah.....GBH sgt sesuai utk org yg nak start semula membaca.

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  16. Tak pernh baca lagi buku ni.. Ingt berkenan gadis ape rupanya pasl parent.. Macam best je

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  17. macam cerita parent trap..hehe..mesti best suka jalan cerita mcm ni..sarat dengan kisah keluarga

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  18. The storyline macam best je rasa dah lama tak baca novel.kita suka baca yang banyk romance

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  19. Sound like a nice novel. Boleh la try baca novel ni nanti. Tak pernah lagi baca novel dari penulis ni.

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    1. Saya pun Batu first time baca novel Lily Irdina

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  20. Menarik jgk jln citenya nti blhlah baca nti

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  21. Semua review yang You baca semua interesting.. nama author ni pernah dengar tapi novelnya Sis tak pernah baca .. one day maybe hope i suka baca novel macam You juga laaa

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    1. Sure. You can try. Nanti I akan tali’s tips utk boost happy membaca eh.

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  22. Great review! Sounds like a fab read :)

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  23. I'm a sucker for a happy ending and this book sounds like it delivers all the way! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Wow this really makes me think of this movie I loved growing up called Parent Trap! Identical twins are separated at birth, meet later in life, and switch places! Thanks for sharing xx

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  25. I love books that leave you feeling all warm and happy at the end. And it's nice to see a Malaysian twist on Parent Trap 😄

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  26. Review novel ni nampak jalan cerita santai saje sesuailah kalau nak baca pd waktu lapang. Cantik juga penulis novel. Hehe. Bagus muda2 dah ada produk sendiri.

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    1. Kan......saya pun senang mengejar opportunity yg same 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

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  27. Sounds like a great book, for sure!! Thanks for sharing your review!

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  28. I’m intrigued by this book — thanks for the informative review!

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  29. baca pada review awak , nampak menarik pulak novel ni. keep sharing ya. nanti nak baca jugalah.

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  30. I love the sound of this book as I loved the Parent Trap; I see the author said she took inspiration from there, which is great!

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    1. Yep,this book is suitable for those who love chic novels.

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