Saturday, November 1, 2014

Better Than Perfect by Simone Elkeles (formerly titled Wild Cards)

This book was so much fun to read. I highly recommend it to all of you in book mourning, wanting to read a romance or who just love romances. A lot of people say this book is cliche, well, I like cliches. The relationships in the story were great and I couldn't help but fall in love with the characters. By the Angel, the witty banter between Ashtyn and Derek was so much fun to read, it was kind of like watching a tennis match, haha. I liked the characterization in this book and the plot was better than perfect. ;) ;) I'm giving this book a 9/10, which, as most of you know, is really high in my rating levels, I mean 7 is really high, so yeah I did actually really enjoy this book. I hear there's a second book coming out in 2015 ? But there's no info about it yet! D: 
This story is about Ashtyn Parker and Derek Fitzpatrick. 
So Derek is that troubled, seriously hot, bad boy. In the beginning of the book he's getting expelled from his boarding school. After being expelled, he then has to move across the country with his step mom to live with his step mom's family. There he meets what I guess is his step aunt, Ashtyn Parker. Ashtyn isn't the typical blonde. She's the only girl on her football team and often acts more like a guy than a girl. So then stuff happens and it's a romance. Go read it, okay? Okay. 
Here's the official synopsis:
After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama.

Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain--people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?

Friday, October 31, 2014

Book Book Book Haul :D

Book Book Book Haul :D
It’s time again… for me to show you my new books :D Some of them I’ve already read and reviewed, and some I have yet to read ;) Let’s get started.
Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout
So I kinda bought this book twice, hehe, on my kindle the day it came out and the real version. This is the second book in the Dark Elements Trilogy so if you want to find out more about this amazing series read my White Hot Kiss review, I wrote it in August. 
In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken
yeah, I just posted a review on this one. And I uh, bought this one twice too. Alex, I’ve bought all of your TDM books twice, that’s how much I love your books. In the Afterlight is the last book in the Darkest Minds Trilogy, click the Darkest Minds Category. so I got up at 4 in the morning to read this book after a late night studying, let’s just keep it at I didn’t get a lot of sleep for this book and I didn’t play to well in Field Hockey that day. 
 Better Than Perfect by Simone Elkenes (formerly titled Wild Cards)
I’ve already read this book and the review should be coming out tomorrow. I LOVED THIS BOOK. You have to read it, but more on that tomorrow. Here’s the summery:
After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama.

Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain—people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?
Split Second by Kasie West
This is the last book I’ve already read (just finished it like a few hours ago), though, I’m about to start the next one I’m going to talk to you about. So Split Second is the second book in Kasie West’s Pivot Point dualogy. It was really good. I love Kasie West. If you want to hear what I thought about Pivot Point, I read it in October (2014). 
My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak
I bought a lot of contemporaries this time around.
Sixteen-year old Jackie Howard knows nothing about her new guardian Katherine Walter when she moves from New York to Colorado. After discovering that Katherine has twelve boys, Jackie fears that living in the Walter house isn’t going to be easy. It’s just icing on the cake that the boys look like Abercrombie models…
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Yeah, she’s the one who wrote Rebel Belle. I’ve heard good reviews for this book, so I’m excited to read it!
Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father—an elusive European warlock—only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters. By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tag-along ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.

No, just because it has magic doesn’t mean it’s Harry Potter, calm down. 
The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes
IDK I just kept getting drawn back to this book at the bookstore so I bought it. I guess I’ll see whether or not I like it, I think it has a romance in it ? But I’m looking forward to the characterization in this book, I hear it’s good.
What does it mean to do wrong, when no one punishes you? A smart and unflinching look at friendship, the nature of entitlement, and growing up in the heartland.

Paige Sheridan has the perfect life. She’s pretty, rich, and popular, and her spot on the homecoming court is practically guaranteed. But when a night of partying ends in an it-could-have-been-so-much worse crash, everything changes. Her best friends start ignoring her, her boyfriend grows cold and distant, and her once-adoring younger sister now views her with contempt. The only bright spot is her creative writing class, led by a charismatic new teacher who encourages students to be true to themselves. But who is Paige, if not the homecoming princess everyone expects her to be? In this arresting and witty debut, a girl who was once high-school royalty must face a truth that money and status can’t fix, and choose between living the privileged life of a princess, or owning up to her mistakes and giving up everything she once held dear.
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Yay! I’ve been wanting this book for a while now, so I finally bought it.
The Pre-Sloane Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell.

But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try… unless they could lead back to her best friend.

Apple Picking at Night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a Stranger? Wait… what?

Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go Skinny Dipping? Um…
And finally…
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
I’ve heard so many great reviews about this book and I love To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, so I figured I had to buy this book.
Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer—they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

I'm so sorry for not posting this review when I finished this spectacular book, I've been so busy recently. Every day there's always a test I have to study for or an essay I have to finish. It's exhausting, actually. I'm hoping it's just this overwhelming since it's almost the end of the first term. Well, hopefully the second term will be easier and I'll have more time to do the things I want, because honestly I'm not having a lot of time to do anything besides school work these days, but since field hockey just ended that should help a little. Seriously, I'm not even getting enough sleep these days. Okay, so that's my excuse for not posting a lot recently. For now I think I'll just try to post my book reviews on the weekends and try to schedule them for the week. So if you want to keep up with what I'm reading and stuff then become friends with me on goodreads! go to my about page to find my goodreads ;).
Back to the book. In the Afterlight was great. I liked it a whole lot better than a lot of dystopian endings. But still, this book was a little disappointing, I'll admit. Maybe it was because we were confined in the same space for most of it, overall though, I highly enjoyed this book. It didn't live up to my highest expectations but it was certainly well written and intriguing. I'm giving this book a 10/10 stars. Why? Because, like I said, it's well written, the plot was well thought out the characterization was amazing and chemistry was realistic.  I think that Ruby is a great, strong female protagonist and I love reading from her point of view. Liam was a little aggravating in this book, but I still love him all the same and Cole. Ah, Cole. If you guys didn't know, Cole is my favorite character in this series, followed closely by Ruby, Liam, Chubs, Zu and Vida. So pretty much I love all of Alexandra's characters. They're so well written and well thought out. I hear Alexandra is writing another series and seriously, I'm so excited to read it. The only character I really HATED. Was CLANCY FREAKING GRAY. I just wanna kick that asshat in the family jewels. Even more now. I loved that we got to see more of Cole in this book. I know a lot of people were like "EH! Cole is so annoying! Liam!" I like Liam guys, don't get me wrong, but don't diss Cole for it. It's not his fault about what's going on between Ruby and Liam. Cole really gets Ruby and that made me love him even more in this book. It's obvious that Cole cares a lot about Liam by the way he acts when he thinks Liam gets hurt or is in danger. He just doesn't know how to show it, and I get that, Cole, I really do. So yeah, if you insult Cole I'll get pissed off because I'm always going to be on his side of things. Where Liam's that sweet boy next door, Cole's more of the bad boy and as you all know, I do love my bad boys. I won't lie, I'm Cole biased in these books. So if you don't like that, well that's fine (kinda you're just making me sad) but I do and nothing is going to change that. Oh, and Alexandra, if I'm honored enough to have you reading my review (probably not, but if you are, I LOVE YOU!) I know you said you didn't want to write a novella about Cole, but I would love to read more about him and I feel like there's a lot you could cover there.
If I were to be able to choose a color I think I'd want to be a blue. Being able to control minds or set things on fire would be awesome but the price that comes with that would be too hard for me to bear, I do so believe. I think I'll just stick to having telekinesis.
If you haven't read this book series at all yet, where have you been? This is one of my all time favorite series so go pick up the first book right now even though I may have slightly spoiled you. The first book is called The Darkest Minds and is written by the ever amazing Alexandra Bracken.


Okay so I read the first three chapters of this book before it actually came out. And OMG Cole! When he and Ruby are having that talk about being monsters, my heart just went out to them. I'm glad that Ruby was able to find a sane person who could understand her feelings and see where she's coming from. Liam, Chubs and Vida just couldn't understand her on the same level as Cole. And I loved the growing friendship between the older Stewart and Ruby in this book.
Seriously, when they found Zu I was just like... what? It was definitely not what I was expecting, I thought it'd be a little more complicated than that, but all in all it was great having Zu back, and when she spoke. awdskbgwukb
Before I forget,  let's cover the small tidbit of Sam, shall we? I feel like we should've seen more of Sam in this book. Like if you're going to write a novella about her and get us interested in her, at least give us more of her and Lucas in the last book. We hardly saw her at all and we only saw Lucas once, I think that Alex could've used Sam and Lucas a little bit more in this book.
"They don't burn do they? Not like us." COLE! There were so many inspiring lines in this book. And if you've been following m blog for  while now, you'd know that I do love my inspiring quotes as well as my humorous ones.
"What they don't tell you about forgiveness is this you don't give it for the other person's sake, but for your own."
When Cole and Liam got into that physical fight, omg I thought that Cole was going to like, accidentally light his brother on fire or something. On the fire topic, I seriously thought that they'd be in a fight (like with the government) and Cole would have to use his power to save himself and that's how Liam would find out. Instead, Cole just tells Liam, I found that rather surprising to be honest.
Ruby and Liam's relationship was so frustrating in this book. Most of it I was just screaming in my head JUST TALK!!! They seriously needed to sit down and as Clary Fairchild/Morgenstern/Fray would say, DTR, define the relationship. And they only did that at like the end. Which was why it was so frustrating, but I think that was the point. It was so awkward when Ruby found Liam's cheat sheet. They just had this like, heated make out session and then she reads this thing that makes her think he doesn't trust her. I get where Ruby is coming from though, I feel insecure about everything, especially my relationships, in life, too, so even though I thought she was being over-dramatic, I could see her angle.
I think we all knew that it would't be Nico going into Thurmond. It was obviously going to be Ruby. It makes sense, it started there so it felt appropriate that the book should end there. I wasn't expecting that going into the book, so kudos to you, Alex.
Haha Gav! I loved that little side thing, how he was being a dick and then Cole scared the shit out of him. Cole Stewart, I love you.
Another thing that annoyed me about Liam, some of his decisions were so impulsive in this book. Like when he went out to get food, or when he 'left' to get Liv. I do think that Ruby should have stood up more for Liam when he and Cole were in fights, but I don't think Liam should've been so impulsive just because he wanted to be involved, although some of his ideas did help. Just as a little add in, I would've loved to see what happened when Cole told Liam he was a red and a few more of Cole and Liam's interactions in this book.
Okay. I was avoiding this for the whole review but I guess I have to cover it............. When Liam and Cole went 'scouting' I knew something was going to go wrong. BUT WHY?! WHY ALEXANDRA WHY?! *weeps* Why did you kill off Cole? D: As soon as Nico said a Stewart was dead, I knew it was Cole. 1. Because I was kind of preparing myself for it the entire book and 2. Because I knew Alex would never kill off Liam. But I want Cole back *pouts*. Seriously, I almost took a star off because Cole died. I kept telling myself that the video was fake and that Cole would pop back in any minute, but...No. Seriously you have no idea how excited I would get whenever I saw a capital C coming up. So here is why I hate Clancy even more than I did after Never Fade, which I didn't think was possible. HE KILLED COLE. That little bastard killed my baby. He set the whole freaking thing up. UGH! I wanted to see him dead SO badly in this book. When his mom was shooting him, I'll admit, I felt no empathy or remorse for him. I usually feel a little empathy for all the characters but for Clancy? No. When his mom was shooting him I got pure joy out of it. Okay maybe not pure, but joy and satisfaction. He killed Cole and so Clancy and I will never ever ever ever be on the same page, not like blog wise because we already are, but like page as in same ideas or side. UGh. Someone please go mortally injure Clancy and give him a slow painful death.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Wow. This book certainly meets the Jennifer Armentrout book expectations, aka IT WAS FANTASTICALLY AMAZING. The action scenes were intense and exhilarating while the romance really hit you in the right spot. As usual with Jenn’s books, we have a bucketload of snarky comebacks and remarks, which I particularly enjoyed. The character chemistry was intriguing and the character building was great. Also, you can’t help but get attached to Jenn’s wonderfully created characters . I’m giving this book an 8.5/10, it was an astounding read. (you guys like my all my adjectives? haha) Stone Cold Touch is the second book in the Dark Elements series, the first book is called White Hot Kiss. No matter how romance-y the covers look and how romance based the synopsis sounds, these books are most certainly not centered around the romance. 
The concept for these books is new and quite different from anything I’ve ever read before. Okay so there are these things called Wardens, also known as gargoyles. That might put you off of the series but I promise you, it’s every bit as fun as the Lux books and the Covenant series. The gargoyles protect the earth from demons, so pretty much they’re Shadowhunters who can switch into a stone form and fly without a demonic motorcycle. But the demons are nothing like Cassie’s demons. These demons are… mhmmm. I can give you one word for the demons that will make you want to read these books, Roth. What? That didn’t immediately make you want to buy the book? Huh? I’m confused. Haha, so anyway the demons are pretty much like humans, but, you know, more demonic. Yeah, that was a bad way of explaining, you guys know I suck at summaries. Anyway, Roth is a sexy hot Crowned Prince of Hell, we’ll get back to him later, though. So the Wardens have unveiled themselves to the world, but they were forbidden to tell the humans about the demons so pretty much people think “They’re just like us! Except they are incredibly, inhumanly attractive and can fly and turn to stone!” Except some people are against them and yeah that’s not really important in the first book. 
The main protagonist of this series is Layla, who is part demon and part Warden. How that happened, I have no idea. (haha I do but you’ll have to read the first book to find out) In the beginning of White Hot Kiss she lives with the Wardens, and more importantly, with Zayne, the hot and incredibly protective Warden who is her best friend and also happens to be her long time crush. So you ay be thinking, okay, so she’s like, in love with him, so this is one of those “I’m in love with my best friend but I can’t tell them and they have no idea how will I ever live” books. Yeah, no. Layla’s problem is this, her kiss is deadly. *Cue dramatic music* since she’s half demon, if she kisses anyone she’ll suck out their soul, and get a high, but the high part isn’t really important right now. Can you see the problem now? If Layla kisses Zayne she’ll steal his soul. That’s where my personal favorite of this series, Roth, comes in. Roth is a demon, the Crowned Prince of Hell, if you want to be specific, and since he has no soul… well, he’s completely kissable. Along with the kissable thing, he’s totally hot and has that bad boy attitude that nearly all girls find intensely attractive (except apparently my best friend… how awkward). He also appears to have an interest in Layla. blah blah blah a lot of dramatic stuff happens that I can’t tell you or else that’d be a spoiler and really, White Hot Kiss is just an amazing book so go read it, I promise it’s not centered around the romance (which I wouldn’t particularly mind but whatever). I read this book back in August so I won’t lie, I don’t remember all the specific details so if you want to read my review on that, click my category that says ‘Jennifer Armentrout’ Or “Jennifer Armentrout books” I can’t remember which. 

Oh, and guys! Don’t forget that our favorite author, Jenn, is doing something that’s never been done before. What is that You may ask. Well my friend who hasn’t been on the social network much lately, Jenn is letting US choose who Layla will choose in the last book. Just click here to vote for anyone *cough* *cough* Roth. I mean Zayne is fine but- ROTH. Like I said in my review of White Hot Kiss, I like Zayne as Layla’s friend better than her lover so seriously, go vote for Roth. 

Now, without further ado, let’s get to the spoilers! :D
Ah! I loved this book so much!!!! Very enjoyable, as expected, this is why Jenn is one of my all time favorite authors, she never disappoints. The humor was well, hilarious and the chemistry was just perfect. 
That part when Zayne walks in when Layla is changing. Haha. Don’t forget it was a back bra. 
They said “Okay.” “Okay” twice in this book to each other, should I be worried? Haha, seriously guys, you have to go vote for Roth! Okay, you don’t have to but I’d really appreciate it. 
When Roth returned I just kinda screamed, dropped my kindle, ran around the room for a minute then dropped back down and continued reading. And I may or may not have been laughing and possibly fanning myself (yeah how old fashioned is that?) from ROTH that’s really the only accurate thing I can say about that/. 
Aw and then when Roth said he saved Zayne so Layla could ‘Have him’ askfh fwascihwfashvwd that was so selfless of him and seriously even though I find the bad boy exterior immensely attractive, if they don’t have any other traits like selflessness or caring underneath the exterior (also them being hot to extremes doesn’t hurt) kinda puts even me off. (Haha I just described my type bad boy who’s extremely attractive that uses sarcasm and pushes people away to hide his real self, or something along those lines, black hair and blue eyes certainly helps too.) 
Did any of you guys find it super cliche when Roth pushed her away? It was like, uh, dude, we all know you love her, it’s obvious. Though, their relationship didn’t change that much and their witty banter was unceasingly enjoyable. Honestly, I don’t mind cliches that much anyway. 
"I wasn’t sure what was worse, molesting Roth and having him hide in the bathroom or that I’d tasted a soul." 
Let’s talk about the ending, shall we? OH MY LORDS OF HEAVEN AND HELL that was not expected. The main plot twist I thought was that it WAS Layla and not a Lilin and then I thought the ending would be like Zayne crashing in, Roth and him getting in a fight then Layla leaving with Roth to protect Zayne or something like that. Yeah, most definitely not what I was expecting the actual ending. Sam?! Really? That makes me sad though, even though we didn’t get to know him that well I thought he was cute. A nerdy cute boy is also attractive to me. And seriously think about how Layla and even more, think about how Stacey must feel. That book seriously shouldn’t have ended like that, but kudos to you for the shocking plot twist, Jenn. I seriously CANNOT WAIT UNTIL EVERY LAST BREATH…. And if she doesn’t choose Roth I’ll be increasingly disappointed… but I’ll still love the book. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Young Elites by Marie Lu


If you don't know, I am a huge fan of the Legend Trilogy written by Marie Lu, so I went into this book with great expectations. Sadly I was a little disappointed. While Legend just dove right into the story, the beginning of the Young Elites was rather slow and took a while to pull me in. Actually I only got into the story in the last few chapters. It slowly grows on you, I think the next book will be better but this book all together was not too impressive. Adelina was an interesting character to see the story from, like Marie said she's a lot more dark than June or Day. When both the Legend protagonists 'walked in the light' as Marie said, Adelina most definitely did not. She'd been cast aside her entire life, so she's in a very dark place when the book begins.
I'll admit I started this book a while ago, but after getting sixty pages in I'm rather ashamed to admit that I wasn't too intrigued and put the book down for the longest time. I will most definitely keep up with this series, even though the first book isn't my favorite, I see a lot of promise in the concept.
The writing style, as usual, was great and the prospective was, as I said before, was intriguing. I highly recommend this book to you if you enjoyed the Legend Trilogy. When I was reading the Young Elites I was also kind of reminded of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi and The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (ITA comes out so soon! I'm so freaking excited). And when I was reading the Shatter Me Trilogy I was reminded of The Darkest Minds a little. This book is kind of a mix between Shatter Me, The Darkest Minds put in roman-ish times. While I didn't particularly enjoy the Shatter Me books, I seriously am in love with The Darkest Minds (if you haven't read those books, where have you been???) I liked this book better than Shatter Me, I'll give it that.
Here's the summery:
I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt

I really liked the character building of everyone in this book, especially Adelina and Enzo's. And I did like both Teren and Enzo.
I'm giving this book a 7/10 stars, it was enjoyable but since the beginning was so slow I couldn't give it an 8.


I don't have much to say, but I just wanted to mention the ending. Seriously, I was not expecting Enzo to die, the authors don't kill the main characters until the end and it was very obvious that Enzo was a main character. I could tell already from his death that we'd be seeing more of him and the epilogue just guaranteed that. If Maeve can bring people back to life and she was in an alliance with Enzo I can predict that she'll be bringing Enzo back in the next book or possibly the next. At least I hope she brings him back, I like him.
Did anyone else feel bad for Teren? I did and I think it's pretty obvious that he'll come over to the Young Elites eventually. Either he'll sacrifice his life to save them or he'll be the key in helping them win.
Okay there was hardly a love triangle in the Legend Trilogy but did anyone else sense a kind of Teren, Enzo, Adelina thing? Only the next books will tell.... 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Maze Runner Movie Review

I never wrote a book review on The Maze Runner, but I can tell you right now, I really hated that book.No offense for those of you who enjoyed it, I have nothing against you, but I just did not enjoy that book. The concept was great, but the way it was written really irked me. The book was very repetitive and things popped up into Thomas's head at the mist random moments. It was definitely my least favorite book that I've ever read. Now this is one of the few times in my whole life that I'll ever say this, so read carefully, the movie was better than the book. I'm giving this movie an 8/10 stars. It was really enjoyable and had great action sequences. I think that it helped that we didn't see directly into Thomas's head like we did in the book, that made it pretty boring. Also, in the book there's that weird telepathic thing, I'm glad they got rid of that. 
The movie was so short though, only one hour and fifty seven minutes, so they really had to cram a lot of information into that, they also cut a bunch of parts out, but I didn't really mind since it still made sense. A smart thing the writers/producers did, was find an attractive male lead that was fairly well known. I, myself, didn't watch teen wolf, but if you do, you'll definitely know Dylan O'Brien, he's an excellent actor, I'll give him that. 
My favorite character from The Maze Runner is/was Newt. I am very pleased with who hey chose to play Newt in the movie, though I wish he had a bigger part. The guy who layer Newt was also really thin, like he seemed kind of like he had a twiggish build. But his cuteness and accent made up for it, no worries there. Like I said before I wish Newt was a bigger part of this movie. In the book he and Thomas become a sort of friends but there wasn't really enough time for that or even getting to know Newt that well in the movie which I found rather disappointing. 
I didn't particularly like the actress choice for Theresa, she just didn't really fit the part for me. Though, all the other actors chosen for the parts I think were excellent. The guy who played Gally was the same guy who played (Augustus?) From the Voyage of the Dawn Treader and he had the perfect look for Gally, just like all the other actors (Besides Theresa) fit their parts well. Alby and Minho were just as I imagined them. 
The Maze, the grievers and the plot seemed a lot more intense and interesting for me than they did in the book. When I was reading the book I was immensely bored, but when I watched the movie, I was disappointed when it was coming close to the ending. I think I'll definitely go to see the next two movies if they make them, but I still plan on not continuing this series unless someone gives me a very good reason to. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

AMAZING BOOK. I'm still a huge fan of Kasie West after reading this book, it was a lot of fun, had a great romance and some pretty interesting plot twists. If you didn't know, Kasie West is the author of On the Fence and Pivot Point, both books I enjoyed immensely. I'm giving The Distance Between US an 8/10 stars. Very enjoyable, though I 'll admit I enjoyed On the Fence more. Here's the synopsis: 

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

Really good, if you ever need to be put out of a mourning period, Kasie West's books are certainly go to books. Sorry for the lack of posting lately, and the lack of posting to come, I'm having some issues going on right now, plus I'm in a bit of a reading slump, as soon as I get out of that I'll finish The Young Elites and review it for you ;)