Hi everyone. You're going to notice that I'm posting this a day early, and I'll tell you why, I'm leaving yet again to go away to the trailer tomorrow for a couple days and I won't have a great internet contect, so I'm doing it while I do have a good connection & I have a tad bit of time lol.
I can't beileve this month is over already. It just flew by. Me working all the time, or me going places. It's been a great month. So let's get this show on the road! Are you ready? Let's go!
Fallout By: Ellen Hopkins: The third and final chapter in the Crank series. This time around it’s 19 years later and Kristina’s children are grown up and have found a voice of their own. This last book is told in the perspective of her three oldest kids and what they have to face with a mother who doesn’t care about them, and a father they don’t know. The book was set up like past books in the format of poems that is easy to read, and is easy to feel their emotions. This book was an interesting conclusion because it left the reader wanting more. Overall, it was a great way to lead the reader away from Kristina and toward her kids.
Grown Ups: Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, and David Spade. All of them were on the same basketball team when they were kids, now they are all reunited again when the coach passes away. Filled with comedy and with some actual serious “grown up” and parental scenes, the movie wasn’t half bad. There were definitely scenes that were just plain stupid, but others had you laughing your pants off. The actors worked well with each other, a lot of them have been in the same movies before, so the acting was put together well. Overall, it’s worth watching when you have nothing better to do.
The Death Cure By: James Dashner: The final book in the Maze Runner trilogy. It’s all about trying to figure out who has the best chance to find a cure. WICKED seem to be evil, but as the story goes on, the team against WICKED, The Right Arm, isn’t any better. It’s up to Thomas to figure things out. The novel was well written, with a lot of plot twists near the end, you kept thinking they were safe, and bam something else happens. That kept you on your toes to keep reading. Otherwise it was an enjoyable series, something a little different to read.
The Lone Ranger: Starring Johnny Depp, it’s the story about how a man became the lone ranger. Told in the point of view of a Native Indian many years after he story has happened. The film was an aright film. It had its entertaining parts, though some parts that were supposed to be funny just ended up sounding stupid. Johnny Depp’s character is supposed to lighten the mood, and be comic relief, and he really played the comic relief, jester character well, but it was just overplayed. Overall it was okay, but seriously if there is another movie out there, watch that one. This one wasn’t worth it.
Feast of Fools By: Rachel Caine: The fourth book in the Morganville Vampires series. A bad vampire has come to town to take over, or to destroy everything the town ever was, but he just happens to be the cure to the disease that the vampires have. Now they must go to war against him. This novel was well written paying a lot of attention to detail. The only thing that could have been better is not ending with a cliffhanger. Nothing sucks more then cliffhanger endings to novels. Now we have to read the next book to find out what will happen.
Shadow Heir By: Richelle Mead: The last book in the Dark Swan series. The series comes to a final conclusion, a happy one at that. Eugenie has to hide her children because they were being hunted to kill because of a prophecy, but when things change, the whole plot twists. It was a very entertaining read, you were never bored, and you thought you had the whole plot figured out and the author just threw you for a loop in the plot twist, which was fun. The characters were also loveable, and believable which made the story that much better. Overall a really well written and crafted series!
Thirteen Reasons Why By: Jay Asher: A compelling novel about suicide. That aside, even though it’s about suicide, the book was really well crafted. Clay, the main character is left to figure out the thirteen reasons as to why Hannah Baker committed suicide, and he figures out he is one of the reasons. As depressing the content of the novel is it’s really compelling. It’s like suspense, mystery type novel that just makes you turn the pages. The only thing that was a little off was how so much can happen to one person. That didn’t seem realistic, but other then that, the whole novel was a great piece of writing!
The Kill Order By: James Dashner: The prequel to the Maze Runner. 13 years before the maze, Mark and his friend Trinia were exposed to the sun flares. Afterwards they meet more people and join a group, and throughout the book, one by one they are start to go crazy. They’re trying to figure out why, as well as trying to get one little girl safe. This book was well written and kept the reader interested by having characters who were interesting to read, or you related to them on some level. Out of all the books in this series, this one was by far the best. Overall, for a story that’s about the future and over population, it’s a great story.
Wake By: Amanda Hocking: The first book in the Watersong series. When Gemma starts acting out, her older sister can’t figure it out, but she knows it has to do with the new girls Gemma has been hanging around with. The story is filled with a lot of detail, and little mundane things that make you feel really connected to the characters. The plot is different and you’re left to guess sometimes what will happen. Overall it was a great beginning to hopefully a really great series. The author is creative in creating a world that is outside of the ordinary world, which is fun!
The Golden Compass By: Philip Pullman: The first book in His Dark Materials series. In this book we meet Lyra and we follow her through her adventures from hiding in a closet, to heading out North to save her father. The story is really slow to start, but if you can make it into the book, at least for the second part, then it will all be worth it. The last part is fast paced and a lot of action happens. It’s truly a greatly crafted piece of work, if it only weren’t so bone dry in the beginning, otherwise a great tale of triumph and perseverance.
Feel- Sleeping With Sirens: The album starts off with Feel, a catchy song to get you ready for the rest of the album. Kellin Quinn’s vocals seem like they’re screaming with all he’s got, happy that he’s alive. Free Now is about his family. It starts off slow, but speeds up and progresses. His vocals in this track are perfect, the way he sings the song are like he means everything he’s saying. The Best There Ever Was is a harder, stronger song in the sense that’s really angry, and the guitar and drums are really tearing up the song. It’s a great song to rage to. Low has to be the lowest song on this album, it’s not a very strong song, and it just seems to repeat the same things. Congratulations features Matty Mullins from Memphis May Fire, which compliments the song. Both Mullin’s and Quinn’s vocals harmonize together well. Déjà vu is fast paced song that will get you moving some part of your body! The album ends with Satellites, a slow song, but Quinn is still yelling, but it works. Overall the album is a good pumped up album. Maybe not their best work, but it’s a great album nonetheless.
That's it for me. What about you guys? What have you been watching, reading or listening to? I'd love to know! :)