Thursday, May 31, 2018

Review: The White Rose- Amy Ewing


Goodreads Description:
Violet is on the run. After the Duchess of the Lake catches Violet with Ash, the hired companion at the Palace of the Lake, Violet has no choice but to escape the Jewel or face certain death. So along with Ash and her best friend, Raven, Violet runs away from her unbearable life of servitude.

But no one said leaving the Jewel would be easy. As they make their way through the circles of the Lone City, Regimentals track their every move, and the trio barely manages to make it out unscathed and into the safe haven they were promised—a mysterious house in the Farm.

But there’s a rebellion brewing, and Violet has found herself in the middle of it. Alongside a new ally, Violet discovers her Auguries are much more powerful than she ever imagined. But is she strong enough to rise up against the Jewel and everything she has ever known?

The White Rose is a raw, captivating sequel to The Jewel that fans won’t be able to put down until the final shocking moments.

Okay I loved the first book beyond reason it is one of the first books that I started to read that made me want to continue to read as much as I do now 
So when I found out that the first book would have a series I was like oh hell no ! Now I HAVE TO WAIT!?

And so I did! Then the White Rose came out and I FINALLY GOT THE BOOK AND READ IT ANDDDD
Boy was I dissapointed. It just kinda lulled on for the first 2/3rds of the book and I was getting so freaking fed up with Violet being so freaking annoying about Raven.
Yes she is your bestest friend.
Yes she means the world to you
But it went to these certain lengths that were just... well weird for me.
Maybe I am dead on the inside and would act the way she did, freaking the fudge out every second of the day for Raven but they... THAT
Then there is Ash, to be honest there is something about Ash that irritates me to no end. 
I dont trust him. I dont know if it is just me but I just get so annoyed with every Ash scene! And he could be considered cute in some scenes but I simply don't.
Towards the end of the book, stuff started to pick up a bit and made the book redeemable and made it possible for me to finish it, considering that shit is starting to hit the fan, it makes for things to get more exciting in the books.

Recommend it?
If you read the first book,... just know this one isnt as great as the first one.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Review: The Things you kiss goodbye by Leslie Connor



Goodreads Description:
Bettina Vasilis can hardly believe it when basketball star Brady Cullen asks her out, and she just about faints when her strict father actually approves of him.

But when school starts up again, Brady changes. What happened to the sweet boy she fell in love with? Then she meets a smoldering guy in his twenties, and this “cowboy” is everything Brady is not—gentle, caring, and interested in getting to know the real Bettina.

Bettina knows that breaking up with Brady would mean giving up her freedom—and that it would be inappropriate for anything to happen between her and Cowboy. Still, she can’t help that she longs for the scent of his auto shop whenever she’s anywhere else.

When tragedy strikes, Bettina must tell her family the truth—and kiss goodbye the things she thought she knew about herself and the men in her life.

Leslie Connor has written a lyrical, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about family, romance, and the immense power of love.


I went into this book with a "MEH" type feeling, not having high expectations for it but not have low ones either you know?
Now, im always bothered by cheating in books, and even more so in real life xD
There is something about reading it that makes me fifty shades of uncomfortable with the characters, but I understand why it happened
Wait is this considered a spoiler?
Anyways, Brady turned into such a douche face!
Okay I should really say the book wasnt the light reading that I kinda thought it would be due to the emotional abuse and stuff, it was hard.
Her struggles with the school seemed really harsh but at the same time so read. Its things that people DO and HAVE gone through in high school , not all but... Well... Maybe...

Recommend it?

mmm sure, I guess... yeah

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Review: The Selection By Kiera Cass


Goodreads Description:
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

So I actually reread this one, and well Im currently working on rereading the whole series. I love this series, I dont know why I love it so much but I do. America can be a little stubborn, specially when it comes to Aspen and her feelings for Maxon. But I get it, when you fall in love with someone, you cant help how you act towards them. They could treat you awfully and you would still do anything for them. You would forgive A LOT of what they do. I love the way that Kiera Cass has written these character. How you get to see pieces and bits of Maxon as he slowly starts to bring down his walls and you slowly see the transition of America starting to get feelings towards him, yet she still keeps Aspen in mind. To me, its very realistic, I know I find myself still doing that a lot, its just something you cant help even if you have started to build feelings towards someone else. You always have that other person in mind, you might not be in love with them anymore, but you still have them in mind.

Recommend it?
eehhh.... Yeah, I mean you either love it or hate it XD

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Review: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan Graphic Novel


Goodreads Description:
Seventh grade has been surprisingly quiet for Percy Jackson. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get...well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of his friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods will be destroyed. 

In the follow-up to the wildly popular The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first, Percy will discover a stunning new secret about his family--one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke. 

Featuring a faithful adaptation by Robert Venditti, stunning artwork by Attila Futaki, and sumptuous colors by newcomer Tamas Gaspar, Rick Riordan's blockbuster book comes to life in The Sea of Monsters, The Graphic Novel

So I feel like the graphics got a bit better than the first book. 
That could just be me, but hey.. This is MY review after all xD
As I said before, I like the fact that it brings out all the important points to make it a quick read. 
However, I feel like some important images where left out of the book.
As I was reading this novel though, I remembered just how different the book is from the movie D: So I was yet again disappointed by the movie u.u LOL
Back the book. Percy sassyness was missing yet again u.u I dont have the third installment of this graphic series, sadly enough, but I do hope that the third book will have a sassy Percy. I have hope that the books start to improve as they go.

Recommend it?
Mmm... Yeah, I do. 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Review: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (Graphic Novel)


Goodreads Description:
You've read the book. You've seen the movie. Now submerge yourself in the thrilling, stunning, and action-packed graphic novel. 
Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson's textbooks and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. 
Series creator Rick Riordan joins forces with some of the biggest names in the comic book industry to tell the story of a boy who must unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

Okay to first of. The drawings.
There has been some negative backlash to the illustrations in this book.
Sure, many of the things are different than I figured they would look, BUT I wont hate on them because they are way better than anything I could ever do xD.
Secondly. I LOVED that I can relieve the book and all the important parts all in about 30 minutes or less ! 
Thirdly. I NEED THE REST OF THE SERIES... Like.. Yesterday! 
Oh but one thing that did disappoint me in this book was that there wasn't so much Percy sassyness in the text. 
I feel like it should be a requirement!
But hey... You cant always get what you want.

Recommend it?
MMMMMM... Just... Dont expect too much from it.