Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
This meme is hosted by Always Me.
Breaking Benjamin is one of my favorites bands ever. I have loved them for so long I can't even remember. So I wanted to share a few of my favorite songs. I have way more than two favorites but here is two of my favorites.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.
Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.
As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.
His life depends on it.
I am so happy that Wren (thank you Wren! You were so right! Also check out their blog if you haven't yet because it's awesome!) finally got me to read this one! It's great! What I love the most is how dark and gritty the world felt. It was so cool because most of this book takes place in our world and yet it still feels darker. The author does a great job at world building. One of the best examples of world building that I've ever seen.
The characters are all great. I do think a few fell just a little into the "I'm just here for plot reasons", but only a few. Most of the side characters were actually very flushed out in my opinion. Our main character Isobel is very well rounded and I loved her. I also like that it showed that not all cheerleaders are bitchy. One of my best friends was a cheerleader and she was so sweet and awesome (most of her friends were your typical cheerleader type but she wasn't.) I like that Isobel wasn't scared to stand up for herself. She did what she thought was right, even if it meant losing her friends. I love people like that.
Varen... I have a soft spot for any alternative person. I usually fall for them in any book they are in. Varen was no different. I fell for him right along with Isobel. He's so perfectly dark and such a lonely soul. I can see why he did the things he did and I can't fault him. I understand him.
The plot is top notch, it does take a while to get started but I'm glad for that, it gives you time to get the characters set up and the feelings between the two to start. I can't wait to dive into the next one which I recently got.
Friday, July 21, 2017
This meme is hosted here and over at Blue Eye Books.
What is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read.
Topic for the Week
Favorite/Least Favorite Character Name
This one is super fun, I love and dislike a lot of character names! So let's just make a list of three each.
Scarlet - Caraval
Daemon Black - Lux Series
Yukki Cross - Vampire Knight
Chaol Westfall - Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass series)
America Singer - The Selection series
Peeta - The Hunger Games
Topic for Next Week
Place you buy the most/least books
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Okay, I've seen this everywhere and I wanted to get in on it. I've not been tagged by anyone that I know of but I still want to do this because it looks like a lot of fun. So here we go!
1) Best Book You've Read So Far in 2017
Good Goddess, I have so many to choose from! So I will give you my top three.
This is a book I loved and still have added my review yet. I know... I will get to it soon I swear!
Love. Love. Love this one! A review is coming within the month I swear!
This one is one that pulled my heart strings out and laid them bare. Love it.
2) Best Sequel You've Read So Far in 2017
3) New Release You Haven't Read Yet But Want To
There are so many! I'm so behind on new releases and then the ones I have read sucked so bad that I'm nervous to read the ones I need to read. But I do know of one for sure.
4) Most Anticipated Release For Second Half of 2017
Again I have so many! I guess I will go back to my fail safe author who has never disappointed me.
5) Biggest Disappointment
6) Biggest Surprise
7) Favorite New Authors
8) Newest Fictional Crush(s)
Scarlet - Lunar Chronicles
Varen - Nevermore
9) Newest Favorite Character
Isobel - Nevermore
10) Book That Made You Cry
11) Book That Made You Happy
12) Favorite Book to Movie Adaptation You've Seen So Far in 2017
13) Favorite Review You've Written So Far in 2017
14) Most Beautiful Book You've Bought So Far This Year
15) What Books Do You NEED To Read By The End of The Year
ALL OF THEM!!!!
Since I have seen this everywhere, I don't know who to tag but if you would like to do this and haven't yet: I tag you!
Monday, July 17, 2017
This meme is hosted over at Always Me.
Jessica has always been my bias in SNSD and when she was kicked out... well my love for certain members in the group went way down. I thought I Jessica would quit music and just focus on her fashion line. I'm so glad that I was wrong! Her voice is just too good. Enjoy the songs below. They are both in English and one is a cover of a song you might know.
This meme is hosted here and over at Blue Eye Books. What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we also have some...