Saturday, 28 November 2015

Cinder Review

Another Book Review. Sorry, it has been so long. I have been mega busy with school, grades, tv and writing!

This review will not contain spoilers as I am trying to keep those to a minimum. However, if there are spoilers I will be sure to warn you all.

Written by Marissa Meyer
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: January 3, 2012
Pages: 390
Source: Bought
Places to Get this Book: Amazon Barnes and Noble Book Depository
Recommended Age: 12 and up!


Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future


Cinder is a fairytale retelling of Cinderella in case you didn’t already infer that from the title and the description. But yes, it is a retelling set in a future world and it is a beautiful retelling.

First of all, I love retellings and I’m just going to put that out there. And I also love hot princes, sci-fi dystopian worlds and other things that featured in this book.

And this is the third time I have read this book so yes, it is that amazing!

Many of the elements from the original Cinderella fairytale appear in this story. I thought Marissa Meyer did a wonderful job at depicting everything from the ball, to her stepmother and stepsisters. Everything was perfectly perfect. Yes, there is nothing I would change.

And the little romance that this book had was beautiful. I love what Prince Kai and Cinder have and I hope it continues.

The characters are amazing and beautifully created. There’s our lead, Cinder. She’s a cyborg girl who has to live with her stepmother and stepsisters. Then there is Prince Kai. He’s kind, generous and handsome, and he’s thrust into a position of power too soon so that changes everything. There is also Queen Levana, ruler of Luna. Yeah, she’s a real you-know-what. Then there is Iko who is Cinder’s android. She is anything but a useless piece of scrap metal. She has real feelings, a huge crush on the Prince and loves fashion. There’s also her stepsisters. One is kind and the other isn’t.

Please please please go pick this book up if you haven’t already. It is a wonderful read and makes you feel all sorts of emotions. From joy and happiness to anger and sorrow. Pick It Up!

My Rating:

5 out of 5 Crowns!

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Teen Wolf Season One Thoughts

Hello lovelies,

       So, I just recently finished watching Season One of the incredible show Teen Wolf. It was really awesome and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I started watching this show about a month or two ago when my mom finally deemed it as appropriate for me to watch. (Moms. So overprotective…)

(Insert gif of happy person)

I loved this season a lot. Though at first I found it a tiny bit weird especially Scott, Derek and Lydia.  I DID NOT like Lydia. I thought she was a stuck-up, dumb, pretty girl. Like one of those who just cares about what she looks like.  Now, she is one of my favorite characters.

The characters are amazing and well thought out and developed slowly through the season.

The main character, Scott McCall is first shown as an asthmatic who wants to play on the lacrosse team for that year though he hasn’t ever played before.

His best friend is named Stiles Stilinski. When you first meet Stiles he wants to go out dead-body hunting with his best friend right before sophomore year. Stiles is so adorable and he is by far my favorite character in the whole season. (And it’s not just because of Dylan O’Brien guys…)

He has been in love with this girl named Lydia Martin since the third grade. Lydia is the most popular girl in school and she is a little rude and stuck-up at first but she gets better. She is also dating Jackson Whittemore.

Another character is Allison Argent who appears as the new girl in school. She is soon the girlfriend of Scott McCall.

Then there is Jackson who is rude and arrogant but kinda hot. (Yes, I have a problem). He is dating Lydia and is the Captain of the Lacrosse team. (Well, co-captain soon)

And then there is Derek Hale. I’m not going to go into detail about him.

And you might be wondering what I think about all this supernatural stuff. I think it’s pretty awesome. And no, I am not really all that weirded out by the gore. Yes, there is blood. Not for the faint of heart. Sorry.  And I really like all this supernatural stuff recently. It’s all kind of cool to me. :)

I loved this season. I thought the plot was fantastic. The characters were fantastic and the villains were pretty awesome. (I’m talking about you Peter Hale)

Overall this is an amazing show and I will be adding more later. :)

Monday, 9 November 2015

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Pre-Movie Thoughts and Talk!

Hello lovelies,

        Since they recently released the trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I am going to tell you what my thoughts are on it. This is obviously a movie I am planning on going to see!

First of all I know that this is a book to movie adaptation but I have no plan on reading the book first and this is one of the first times I am actually going to do this. And yeah, I’m kind of nervous about that because it will probably ruin the book for me.  I’ll think about it.

Second, I think the actors they picked for the characters are going to be PERFECT!

Lily James was cast as Elizabeth Bennet. She seems like the perfect person to play her. She has been in two sort of period type things. For instance she was just recently in Cinderella. And she is also in Downton Abbey. Not that I watched the latter.  But she was amazing as Cinderella. She just has this on-screen charm and she totally charms the audience. Plus she positively glows in her roll. And she did have great on-screen chemistry with her Prince Charming. I think she will be a great Elizabeth.

Sam Riley just seems perfect in the trailer. He’s got that dark, brooding Mr. Darcy feeling down so far. And I can’t wait to see what he’ll be like in the movie!

I’ve never seen Douglas Booth in a movie so I can’t really say anything against him…

Matt Smith as Mr. Collins will sure prove to be interesting… (I only know him as The Eleventh Doctor and I wanted it to stay that way)

Third, it just seems like a really well done movie. I can’t wait to see all their kick-ass moves.

If I hadn’t read Pride and Prejudice or hadn’t heard of any of the actors I would not see this movie.  Horror movies are not my thing but I think I shall make an exception for this movie.

Who else is excited?

Thursday, 5 November 2015

November 2015 TBR!

Hello lovelies,

         So, today I am going to be telling you about my November TBR.

This month I did something different. Instead of just picking out books off of my bookshelf I decided to put the titles of books I wanted to read by the end of this year in a cup and then pick out a certain number. I did pick out way more than I will have time for but hey...a girl can hope.

The first book I have on my TBR is The Chess Queen Enigma by Colleen Gleason. This book is the third book in the Stoker and Holmes series. I read the second book in my last TBR. I will not be giving you a summary because there may be spoilers. Sorry :(

The second book I have on my TBR is Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. This book is the third book in The Hunger Games series. No summary ‘cause spoilers.  But I am reading this book because I will be going to see the movie later this month with some friends and I would actually like to properly read the book this year.  

The third book I have on my TBR is to finish The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron. Yeah, I was supposed to finish this book last month but I just didn’t have time so I will be trying to finish this book this month. This is a sort of steampunk gothic novel and I am really excited to see how it’s going to all turn out!

The fourth book I have on my TBR is The Death Cure by James Dashner. I really didn’t want to read this book because I will probably be a sobbing mess by the end. Yes...supposedly this book hits you right in the feels.  I will be sure to give you a review of this book and it will probably have a lot of sobbing in it.  Note to self: Do NOT read this book at school. Don’t want people to see you crying.

The fifth book I have on my TBR is The Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.  I have been meaning to read this book for a while now but never actually got around to it. It is supposed to be amazing! And I really don’t doubt it.

The sixth book I have is Defy by Sara B. Larson. This book looks so good and I really want to read it. I really like these types of books that have a female pretending to be a male. I would really like to write a book like this but not going to yet.

The seventh book I have on my TBR is In the Time of Dragon Moon by Janet Lee Carey. I have had this book on my shelf from the library for a while now and I really want to read it so I am doing so.

The eighth book I have on my TBR is Fairest by Marissa Meyer. By the time this gets posted I will probably have already finished the book so yes, the review will be coming.

The ninth book I have on my TBR is Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke. I haven’t really read that many dark books before so I am going to try.

The tenth book I have is Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger. Yes, I have read this book and I loved it but I need to re-read it.  

The eleventh book I have is Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen.   I am actually reading this currently and it is amazing so far and I can’t wait to read more. This is the third book in a series!

The twelfth and last book I have got is The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson.  I CAN NOT wait to read this book! The Kiss of Deception was amazing so this one has got to be amazing!

Anyways...I had better start on this overambitious TBR soon! See you all when I post some reviews!

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

October 2015 Warm-Up

October 2015 Wrap-Up

So, the month of October is coming to an end and with it comes another wrap up post.  I don’t really like doing these because sometimes it makes me depressed to see how little I have read that much.

But without further ado, let’s get into the post.

The first book I read this month was The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson.  

This book was an amazing read. I really enjoyed the twists and turns it brought us.  And there was this HUGE plot twist that blew my mind. I didn’t know it was going to happen and I’m sure everyone else didn’t as well.

The second book I read was Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

Yes, I have read this book twice before but reading this again made me realize some things and see some things I didn’t before. I love this book so much and there will be a book review coming in the next few weeks.

The third book I read was The Spiritglass Charade by Colleen Gleason

I really liked this book because it was the sequel to The Clockwork Scarab which is one of my all-time favorite books. This series is about the niece of Sherlock Holmes and the sister of Bram Stoker. They are basically mysteries and I love them so much! And don’t worry for all you romance freaks, yes there is romance.

The fourth book I read was The Young Elites by Marie Lu.

I LOVED this book and you can read my review here.   

The fifth book I read (well I didn’t actually read this book. I read half) was The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas.

The reason I didn’t finish this book was because I had to return it.  Seriously, libraries…

The sixth book I also only read half of but I am working on it. This was The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron.

I love this book so far. I am starting to enjoy darker books probably due to the darker TV shows I have begun to watch!  (Teen Wolf….)

Unfortunately, I did not read any of the other books on my list because I had so much work during the month of October. It was crazy!

So, that’s all for this blogpost.  I will see you soon for my November TBR!  Bye!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Book News and Nanowrimo!

Hello lovelies,

So, today I have a different type of blogpost for you all. I have been checking up on books and things that were coming up.

The first announcement that I have is something I am currently very very upset about!

It is that they CHANGED THE RELEASE DATE FOR THE VANISHING THRONE BY ELIZABETH MAY!  This has positively infuriated me. I need the book really badly as the last book was so awesome and I need to know what happens next.

And this cover is so beautiful:

The new release date is June 7th 2016.

How do they expect me to wait that long???

And the second announcement is that this month is Nanowrimo month!

And yes, I am participating. Like I do every year now.

I am going to be writing a story about Camelot and a girl who is going back in time to that time period.  I will be giving you updates and possible chapters or lines from my story.

That’s it for now. See you all soon!