Thursday, November 13, 2014

Life of a Blogger: Unpopular Opinions

 
This is a weekly feature created by Jessi at  Novel Heartbeats.
 
 
This week's topic is unpopular opinions.
 
Okay, so pretty much EVERY opinion I have is an unpopular one. I don't want to delve into the controversial stuff, but there are a few things I can share with you.
 
1. I hate Divergent, Fangirl, and TIFIOS. Like seriously, everyone's raved about these books and I just don't get why people think they're special.  
 
2. I don't like Benedict Cumberbatch.
 
3. I think Harry and Hermione were better suited for each other than Ron and Hermione.
 
4. And since we're on the subject, I think Lily should have chosen Snape.
 
5. I support banning books.
 
 
I stuck with the book/movie related stuff because I really can't think of anything else off the top of my head.
 
What do YOU think about my unpopular opinions? You probably hate them, don't cha? :) What are some of your unpopular opinions?
 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Stacking the Shelves!!!!

 
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.



I've been doing quite a bit of book shopping over the past couple of months, so I have a decent sized book haul for you guys today!
 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I have already read Exquisite Captive and will be posting a review, so be on the lookout for that.
 
 
 I'm really excited to be reading these books, but that probably won't happen until after I move into my new house. Super glad to be moving, but the packing is a HUGE pain. Ugh. Can I just magically skip the actual "moving phase" and be done and settled in the house?
 
 
Hope you enjoyed my haul! If you've read any of these, I'd love to know what you think of them!  
 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I'm Baaaaaaaaack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hello everyone! I've been away for....longer than I anticipated. But I'm back now and ready to blog! I also wanted to let you all know that I am seriously considering starting a booktube channel! I'll have more deets on this in the upcoming weeks. I won't stop posting on my blog once I have a channel, but I probably won't be posting as much (maybe like once a week). Thanks for sticking around, and I hope you all have a fantastic day!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Time Out

Hello everyone! I've recently made a tough decision, but I do believe it's the best thing for me right now. I know that my blog has only been up for a short time, and I feel really bad that I will be taking a break from it for a while, but it'll be a short break. I will only be absent for a few weeks, maybe a little more.
 
I love to blog, and more than anything right now, I love reading! I am determined to get everything back on track, and return to the blogsphere. I'm only taking time out due to health issues. I was diagnosed a couple years ago with Panic and Anxiety Disorder. I've been with a really great therapist for a while now, but unfortunately, it's time for me to find someone new. Since I will be busy doing that, along with other doctor's appt., I won't have much free time on my hands.
 
I hope you all understand, and thank you for keeping up with me over the past few months! I'll be back soon!
 
 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stacking The Shelves (5)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.



I didn't have a very large haul this time, but my local library will be having a spring sale shortly, so hopefully I will find some goodies then.
 
The good news is that the weather here in WV has finally settled into warmer temperatures! It was sunny and warm enough yesterday for my mom to get a sunburn, which is not good for her, but it means that snow will not be making an appearance anytime soon!
 
Not much happened for me this week reading wise, but I received fabulous news about the 30th installment in the Nancy Drew PC game series! Sonny Joon will be on it, which I've been obsessing about!
 
I'm definitely looking forward to the coming weeks. Especially since To All The Boys I've Loved Before will be coming out. It's at the top of my TBR list!
 
 
 
My Haul:   


 


 
 
What did you guys get this week? Leave a link to your STS, if you'd like, so I can stop by!


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Nancy Drew Nerd!!! PC Game Love

I'm a HUGE fan of the Nancy Drew PC games. I've been playing those suckers since I was 9! It's been 11 years already! Seriously, where did the time go?

Two games come out per year, and Herinteractive will be releasing their 30th game in May. THIRTY GAMES!!! I really can't believe it when it crosses my mind.

 I've been a devoted gamer; always checking the message boards, having friends and family judge me for being "too old to play those games" (they actually don't judge, they just tease), constantly (and I mean CONTANTLY) obsessing over my favorite character and if he will ever appear.........can you guess who I'm referring to? That's right, SONNY JOON!


 I have loved this character since his first appearance in The Secret of the Scarlet Hand. Whenever I try to take on a job, he was always there before me, and managed to get fired right before I show up. (PS. when you've played all thirty games like I have, you start to think that you're actually Nancy, and you tell your friends about your many trips to such and such, when in fact you've never even left the U.S)

So, for the past several years a petition has gone around stating that the gamers wanted to meet/have a phone convo with Sonny. Herinteractive said multiple times that we would never meet Sonny because then the mystery of who he is and everyone's interest in him would end. Okay, I see their point, and I've always been a bit torn on this myself. On one hand, I've waited almost 9 years to meet Sonny, and darn it, I'm getting tired of waiting! But on the other hand, the anticipation and intrigue that has built up over the years is really what keeps me playing the games. I mean, the games can hold their own without Sonny Joon, but I honestly don't think I would enjoy them near as much if he wasn't around. So the question I've been asking myself is: do I want to meet him, or do I want him to be that swiss cake roll buried in the back of the cupboard just out of reach? GAH, I DON'T KNOW!!!!

Anyway, what I'm about to tell you is the reason I've decided to write this blog post. Sonny Joon...........will be in the 30th game!!!

At first, my brain was like:

 
I admit, I was close to full out panic mode. I still couldn't make up my mind about Sonny! And then I tried to wrap my brain around the fact that Herinteractive changed their minds! Like, what major company actually listens to their fan's pleas? Honestly, Herinteractive has some of the nicest, most amazing people working there. They've tried hard to please us with this landmark game, but I was still iffy about it. I didn't even know what his role in the game was going to be.
 
But after the synopsis for the game was released, I was like, "Okay, I'm super happy with this! It's going to be an incredible game. Seriously, take a chill pill, Ash". So now that I'm getting all warmed up for that grand moment when I will have finally met the infamous SONNY JOON, my brain now looks more like this:
 
Anyway, here's the synopsis for the game that will make NANCY DREW HISTORY!
 
"Ever since the Secret of the Scarlet Hand, the eccentric Sonny Joon always seemed a step ahead of Nancy Drew. That changes when Nancy and George travel to New Zealand and compete in the hit reality TV contest, Pacific Run. Sonny runs the show, but it's spiraling out of control. Are the mishaps the result of cheating competitors or something beyond this world? Win big to uncover the truth!"


Oh my goodness, I cannot wait until May for this game! And Sonny is on the cover! *squeals* Are any of you big Nancy Drew PC game fans too? What do you think about finally meeting Sonny Joon? Do you think it's a good idea, or should he have been kept a mystery? Even if you haven't played these games, I would still love to know your thoughts about it!
 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Characterize It

Characterize It is hosted by The YA Book Butterfly
 
 
This week's topic:
Still Good: Character that maintains their likeability throughout the series.
 
 
I decided to go with Louis, the yard teacher from the Wayside School trilogy. I looked through all of my shelves, taking note of the most likeable characters, and when I came to these books, I couldn't not pick Louis. He was always optimistic, and loads of fun! He loved each of the students that attended Wayside, and he was great pals with several of them. He went through a spell where he was kind of uptight and not himself, but the kids called him out on it and he pulled himself back together. He's probably the coolest adult to ever live. 
 
 
"Wayside School had an exceptionally large playground. Louis, the yard teacher, was way over on the other side of it when he happened to see Sharie fall out the window. He ducked under the volleyball net, hurtled past the kickball field, hopped over the hopscotch court, climbed through the monkey bars, sped across the grass, and caught Sharie just before she hit the ground. The people in Mrs. Jewel's class cheered."
 
Gotta love Louis. :)    
 
 
 
Who would you pick for this week's Characterize It?
 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Review: My Life Next Door

Title: My Life Next Door
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Dial
Publication Date: June 14th 2012
Pages: 394
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: Purchased
My Rating: 2 Starfish

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.

As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase's family embraces Samantha - even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha's world. She's suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A transporting debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another. -
Summary and cover image from Goodreads



I tried really hard to like this book, but alas, it just wasn't meant to be.

The writing was excellent, and the story progressed at a steady pace. All of the characters were realistic, though not all of them were likeable. The main character, Samantha, didn't strike me as anything spectacular, or even memorable for that matter. But the Garretts.....they made the story!

I loved the Garretts! They were so different from the average family, and I adored their quirkiness! Their laid back, always having fun, way of life was really appealing. Samantha was also drawn into their uniqueness, particularly Jase's. I liked them together at the beginning, but then came the dreaded insta-love.

“You have to kiss me," I find myself saying.
"Yeah." He leans closer. "I do.”  


So, I'm reading along and I suddenly come to this part. They've only known each other for what? A week? And then suddenly they're kissing and "falling in love". Give me a break.

 
Unfortunately, I couldn't get into the story after this part. I don't like the romance to be rushed, and I felt like it was. 
There were some surprising things that happened towards the end that was interesting, but overall, this book and I did not mesh.  




Saturday, April 5, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (4)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews
 
 
 
I only managed to read one book this week because I was busy making changes to the blog, among other things. I did get a few more books in the mail, though not all of them yet. So my STS is short, but I'm still really excited to be sharing my haul with you guys!
 
 
 
 
I'm so excited about both of these! I've heard nothing but fantastical things, so my hopes are set pretty high.

 
 
I participated in my first ever book swap, and that's how I ended up with Reached. I loved doing the swap, and the other trader was really great! If you do participate in book swapping, then I would recommend that you check out Brandy Graves. She was, like I said a second ago, pretty great! And so now I have the entire Matched trilogy! *throws confetti* Have any of you ever waited on buying a book? That's exactly what I did with Reached. Not sure why I waited so long, guess I just got too busy with other books. lol. That tends to happen from time to time.
 
 
Leave me a link to your STS, and I promise to stop by!  

Friday, April 4, 2014

Review: Reboot

Title: Reboot
Author: Amy Tintera
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 7th 2013
Pages: 365
Genre: YA Dystopia
Source: Purchased
My Rating: 4 Starfish

Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).

Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.

The perfect soldier is done taking orders. -
Summary and cover image from Goodreads



Reboot was a lot better than I expected it to be! When I first read the synopsis, I scoffed because dead people coming back to life is not my thing. However, even though it sounded like a zombie book, I gave it a try and was shocked that the characters were still very human despite being "reboots".

The plot was fast-paced and kept me interested to the very end. I liked that everything wrapped up and there were no major cliffhangers (I seriously hate those). The whole reboot process was really cool, and like I said before, even though they were technically "dead" I didn't think of them as being that.

When a person dies, the longer that they are dead before rebooting, determines how much human emotion they have left. Our main character, being dead for 178 minutes, doesn't have much emotion left in her. I honestly thought that having no human feelings would make her completely unrelatable to me, but thankfully that wasn't the case. I loved how kick-butt she was. She wouldn't go down without a fight. It didn't matter if both of her legs were broken, or she was shot at a hundred times, she just hopped back up and kept going. I remember thinking to myself, "Dang, this chick is crazy!" Despite being super tough, she had some insecurities, which made her even more likeable and realistic to me.

Callum. I loved him right off the bat. He was SO adorable! I had a stupid grin on my face whenever he and Wren were together. They balanced each other out perfectly.. He was na├»ve at times, and innocent at the beginning, but he became really tough towards the end. I liked that he was a better fighter, but that he still had compassion for everyone around him. Sure, there were many a moment when I wanted to bang my head against the wall because he wouldn't do what he was supposed to, but I understand his reasons for refusing.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The sequel will be coming out in MAY! *squeals* And it will be the finale. I kind of wish these books could become a trilogy because I'm not ready to say goodbye to the characters yet!

If you haven't read Reboot yet, then do it. And then come back in May so we can fangirl over that book too!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March Wrap-Up!

I read a total of 10 books in March, however, I only reviewed 7 of them. Looks like I need to do a little catching up! March was not all that busy for me, so I had a lot of spare time to devote to reading. I'm worried April won't be as generous to me, so even though 10 books doesn't sound like very much, it's the most I've been able to read so far.

Here's a recap of this past month:
 
 
Reviews:
 
 
 
Top Ten Tuesday:
 
 
 
Characterize It:
 
 
 
Stacking The Shelves
 
 
 
Extra Stuff:
 
 
 
 
Leave a link to your wrap-up post, if you'd like!
 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (3)

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.
 
 
 
Hello everyone! How has your week been? Mine has been kind of slow, and I've mostly been getting books in the mail, hence this post. I've read a GRAND total of three books this week. Yeah, not actually that grand! Like I said, it's been a slow week. But I found something really cool yesterday that I would like to share with you guys. I stumbled across Cuddlebuggery Book Blog, (you should go check them out because they are hilarious) and they did this survey asking their readers what they wanted to see more/less of. The feedback they got was really helpful to me, and I've decided to make some changes to my blog. Therefore, I apologize in advance if I don't post much this week, I will be busy brainstorming ways to make my blog more appealing to my readers.
 
Sorry for my little ramble, but I wanted to give you a heads up on what I will be doing this next week. So without further ado, here is my small STS:
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
What's on your shelves this week? Leave me a link, if you'd like! :) And if you have any suggestions on what you would like or wouldn't like to see on my blog, don't hesitate to tell me! Writing on my blog is fun to do, but I also want to make sure that it's something you guys enjoy reading and are pleased with.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Books In My TBR Pile!

 
Lately, I've been browsing around Youtube and Goodreads, listening to everyone's book recommendations and adding on to my extremely long wishlist. I came across several books that sound promising, and even though I would typically not go for these kinds of books, I decided to give in to the hype. I thought I would share part of my list with you all today. I'm not sharing my whole list because it probably wouldn't be able to fit into one post, but I hope you enjoy it all the same!
 
 
 

 
The cover is gorgeous, is it not?
 
 
 
 
I've heard nothing but good things about this book.


 
 
This book is one of the most talked about books in my TBR. I feel like everybody loves this book.
 
 
 
 
Not a fan of this author, but bloggers have been swearing up and down that the book is nothing like Twilight.
 
 
 
 
This is the most unusual book that I've been thinking about reading. I can honestly say that I've never read anything that sounds like it, so it will definitely be something unique.
 
 
 
 
This is easily one of the most hyped-up books in my TBR.
 
 
 
 
Yes! I know, I haven't gotten around to reading these books yet. Shame on me. But I love the Mortal Instruments, so I will probably love these too.
 
 
 
 
Have you read any of the books in my post? What did you think of them? Do they deserve the hype? Feel free to recommend some your favorite books to me, I'm always welcome to suggestions on what to read.   

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Review: The Darkest Minds

Title: The Darkest Minds
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: December 18th 2012
Pages: 488
Genre: YA Dystopia
Source: Purchased
My Rating: 3 Starfish

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that's killed most of America's children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she's on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her-East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living. -
Summary and cover image from Goodreads




This book has been talked about a lot recently, and so I went out and bought a copy. I liked it for the most part, but it didn't strike me as anything spectacular.

The beginning sucked me in immediately. Our main character, Ruby, is stuck in a concentration camp that holds kids with lethal powers. One of my favorite subjects in school was history, and I loved learning about wars, especially the holocaust. This book had that kind of feel, so I was really interested to see where the story would go.

The plot was fairly fast- paced at the beginning and the end, but it dragged considerably in the middle. I felt myself losing focus in the story and then I would have to make a conscience effort to bring myself back. I got distracted a lot because they were on a long road trip where hardly anything happened. But once the characters made it to the "safe haven", it picked up again.

I liked Ruby most of the time. In the beginning, she was a bit of a wuss, but she did a lot of brave things throughout the rest of the book, and she grew stronger because of that.

Now ladies, don't go forming an angry mob and chasing after me with your pitchforks. Just hear me out, okay? I didn't like Liam at all. I am extremely picky about my leading men, and Liam was kind of flat and boring to me. He wasn't that complex or interesting. He had a lot of good qualities, and I do hope that he and Ruby end up together, so I'm not saying that he was a bad character. He just wasn't my cup of tea.

Zu was really cute. She had an innocence about her that drew me in. Chubs was definitely my favorite sidekick. At first he was being a jerk, but after a while, I fell in love with his sarcasm and humor. Chubs and Ruby's relationship was beyond adorable!

Now LADIES, don't start hatin' on me for what I'm about to say.... I loved Clancy. I don't love him as a love interest for Ruby, that's not what I mean. But I won't say anything else about him other than that he was the most fascinating character in the story. I don't want to spoil anything for those of you who haven't read the book yet.

If you've been hesitating to pick up The Darkest Minds, then you should hesitate no more! This story was fun and exciting. And if you don't want to read it for the storyline, or for the romance, then read it for Clancy.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.



My Bookish Bucket List
 
 
 
- Join a book club. (Preferably a Jane Austen one)
 
 
- Read every classic that I own.
 
 
- Have a Harry Potter movie marathon. I am counting it as a bookish thing because it's Harry Potter, and because it's something I've wanted to do forever. 
 
 
- Buy a house and have an extra room turned into a library.
 
 
- Work in publishing.
 
 
- Meet Tahereh Mafi and have her sign my "Shatter Me" books. I basically want to be her best friend!
 
 
- Write and publish a book.
 
 
- Play a mystery game at a party. It's not all that bookish, but I grew up reading Agatha Christie and playing a murder game with a group of people would be awesome!
 
 
- Make a video of a bookshelf tour for my friends. I love watching these kinds of videos on youtube, and it looks like a lot of fun! 
 
 
 
What's on your bookish bucket list?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Review: Better Off Friends

Title: Better Off Friends
Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
Publisher: Point
Publication Date: February 25th 2014
Pages: 288
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: Purchased
My Rating: 4 Starfish

For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can’t be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan’s friends. They are platonic and happy that way.

Eventually they realize they’re best friends — which wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t keep getting in each other’s way. Guys won’t ask Macallan out because they think she’s with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can’t help but wonder . . . are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated?

From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again — and one kiss away from true love? -
Summary and cover image from Goodreads



I can't even begin to describe how much I loved this book! I thought the author handled the whole "boys and girls can be friends" thing very well.

I loved Macallan. She was very real and easy to relate to. She stood up for several people in the book, and had absolutely no problem speaking her mind! I just loved that! She was level-headed and smart. She would get irritated pretty easily, but I liked her fire.

Levi did a lot of stupid things in the book, but he had several redeeming moments that made me forgive him for his faults He has some problems fitting in and that's kind of his main goal throughout the story. He was a little wishy-washy, but I thought he was pretty relatable.

I don't normally like books with alternating points of view, but this felt different because it was set up like an interview. I LOVED the sections before each chapter where they would go back and forth. I thought the interview idea was genius!

Levi and Macallan's relationship was so nice and refreshing. I loved how they grew closer over time. They both complimented each other, and their witty conversations had me laughing the whole way through.

My absolute favorite thing about this book was how clean it was. Levi and Macallan didn't get involved with any drugs or alcohol. Their wasn't any sex stuff in the book. I was pleasantly surprised.

It's a short, easy read. So if you haven't read this book yet, then you need to go out and buy it as soon as you can!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Characterize It!

Characterize It is a Thursday meme hosted by The YA Book Butterfly.
 
 
 
This week it's:
Second Helping - Strong Female Secondary Character who helps Lead Female Character through adversity.
 
 
I gave it some thought, and I decided to go with one of the most hilarious side-kicks I've ever had the pleasure of reading (and watching on television): Lily from The Princess Diaries! Not only is she funny, but she also tells it like it is. Even though she has a hard time in the beginning accepting that her best friend is a princess, she gets over it and becomes a loyal and supportive BFF.  
 
 
 
 
Who do you think is a good supporting character?  

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Review: Champion


Title: Champion
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam
Publication Date: November 5th 2013
Pages: 369
Genre: YA
Source: Purchased
My Rating: 3 Starfish

He is a Legend.

She is a Prodigy.

Who will be Champion?


June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps-Elect, while Day has been assigned a high-level military position.

But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them: just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything.

With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion. -
Summary and cover image from Goodreads



"Champion" was definitely my least favorite of the "Legend" trilogy. While it did have a lot of redeeming qualities, I still took some issue with it.

The plot was slower compared to the first two books. I lost interest part way through, and had to really push to finish it. I thought that everything wrapped up nicely. There weren't any lose ends that I can think of.

I LOVED Antarctica. Their technology was insane, and I also liked the fact that they were obsessed with games.

I liked June in this book, but Day was just super annoying. His chapters still bored me, but his little brother helped me to soldier on. Eden was still cute as a button, and let me tell you, he was so brave in this book. I couldn't help but love him even more. I liked Anden a lot more than Day. He tried to fix everything as best as he could, and even though he had moments where he was cold, I could understand his struggle.

I had no compassion for Thomas, but I was glad when he finally told the truth about that night. The villains didn't die like I was hoping they would. I was a little disappointed with that.

The ending surprised me the most. In a way, it was predictable. But a twist was thrown in at the last second. I didn't exactly like the way things turned out, but the unexpected twist made up for that.

I would still recommend the "Legend" trilogy to fans of dystopias, even though I had a hard time with it. It really was a great read, just not the best.   

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
 
 
 
Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR Pile.
 


 
 
The Selection is one of my favorites, and I really hope America chooses Maxon! Ugh, May 6th just needs to get here already!
 
 
 
I watched the movie and I loved it, so I thought it was time to read the book.
 
 
 
It's true! I've never read this beloved book, but I've always wanted to!
 
 
 
I've heard a lot about this book on the blogsphere, and it sounds like it could be really good.
 
 
 
I am so curious about this novel! It's not what I would typically go for, but it's just too interesting to pass up!
 
 
 
An Alice in Wonderland retelling? I am so there!
 
 
 
I've heard many great things about this book, especially about the character of Jay Gatsby.
 
 
 
It sounds like a light read that I can breeze through in just a few hours. And the cover is super cute!
 
 
 
I've actually read this book before, but its been a while. I thought I would re-read it just for fun.
 
 
 
I'm really excited about this one! This book has a lot of potential to be something great, I mean who has ever thought to turn Dorothy evil? I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's as good as it sounds.
 
 
Leave a link to your TTT, if you'd like, so I can visit!
 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Stacking The Shelves (2)

 
Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. If you would like to participate, click here.
 
 
 
 I recently went on a book splurge and practically bought everything the website had to offer. I still have a couple of library books left to review, but I'll get to those in due time. Here are the books that have come in the mail so far:


Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick


The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Reboot by Amy Tintera



That's all for now. Sorry it's such a short STS. Leave me a link in the comments, if you'd like, so I can drop by your STS!