Yeah I'm too cool for a title, whaaaat.
Okay so I'm really pressed for time. I hate that, I wish I had more time to talk about how lovely my September has been. It's been a great one, most of you know if you followed my last project the Summer Playlist. Anywho's I'm just going to get straight to the magic here and hope you enjoy! :D
Fade Out By: Rachel Caine: The seventh book in the Morganville series. Sometimes you just never know what is going to happen. This time around, Morganville has been hit with spies. Cameras are placed everywhere among the town and it’s up to Clair and her friends to figure out who’s behind it all and try to stop it. Sounds like such a heroic book, but the novel was paced well, and as much as someone plays the hero, the author doesn’t it put out to make them as heroic as it sounds. There are always consequences for actions. Overall, another great detailed novel to the series!
Beautiful Creatures by: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl: The first book in the Beautiful Creatures series. Ethan a normal kid who lives in a small town where everything is always the same, and the women rule the town. But then along comes a girl, Lena, who changes his world. Not only to become his girlfriend, but to change his view on himself and the town. The book was captivating and kept your attention from page one, all the way until the very last page. The plot and storyline felt fresh, and not over used. The characters felt real, and were really well crafted. Overall it was a great novel that could potentially continue to be a really great series.
The Great Gatsby: Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Toby Maguire. The movie started off really slow, talking about how Maguire’s character Nick met Gatsby, and introducing the type of person he is. The camera angles seemed to portray him as always moving, and never slowing down. Though the angles just seemed to be too much for such a long period of time. It took a while to get to the plot, and point of the film, in which had its interesting parts, but lacked afterwards. The acting didn’t really do much to enhance the film’s interest level, as well as how it was filmed. Overall it was a dull movie for two hours.
Kissed By An Angel by: Elizabeth Chandler: This book contains three novels in it, but it doesn’t feel like three different novels, but just a continuation of the story as if it were the next chapter. Ivy met Tristan. They fell in love. But Tristan dies, now he’s come back as an angel to try and help Ivy through, and to figure out the reason for his death. Though the story reads like it was written by a teenager, and the story didn’t have anything new or different to add to make it stand out, you kept reading it because as stupid as it was, you wanted to figure out who it was, and once you knew, you wanted to know how the person was going to be punished. As much as the writing sucked, the suspense was held up pretty well.
Evercrossed by: Elizabeth Chandler: A Kissed by an Angel novel. This time new characters are introduced, but it’s still the same storyline. It’s been a year since Tristan’s death, and Ivy is trying to get over that. This time she meets a new guy, named yes… Guy. He can’t remember his name or anything about himself, or so Ivy thinks. Like the first novel in this series, it wasn’t the best storyline, but the suspense around this new guy makes it worth reading to figure out if what you think is right or wrong. Only the problem with this novel is that the author leaves the ending as a cliffhanger. This only means the next book in the series has to be read!
The Golden Compass: The film adaptation to the novel by the same title. The film, like the novel is where we meet Lyra. She’s no ordinary girl. She’s extraordinary and like her uncle is very curious about the north. It’s not until a woman can take her there, but she finds out what this woman is really doing. It’s up to Lyra to help out all that need it. The film was true to the book, but it also added scenes to help the movie visually. The camera angles that were used also helped to enhance the visual concept of the film. Overall it was a well-done adaption from book to film!
Everlasting by: Elizabeth Chandler: The sequel to Evercrossed, and another Kissed By an Angel book. In this novel it continues where we left off in Evercrossed, Tristan has come back in the body of a murder, Luke, so Ivy is helping to prove that he is innocent. By the end we understand the story, but so many questions are left unanswered that it was a terrible ending for the book. If this is the ending to the series, it had a lot of major flaws. If it isn’t the end of the series, the author should still have ended the book better. The reader is left in the dark. Overall, this series has taken turn after turn and it’s starting to get a little stale. It’s a cute series, but it gets boring fast.
Matched by: Ally Condie: Everyone in this world is different. It’s what we’ll be like in the future. It is Cassia’s match day. This means that today is the day she’ll find out who she must spend the rest of her life with. But what if she falls in love with someone else? This entire novel is about breaking out of social norms and making decisions for yourself. It was a powerful read. The writing is different. It’s all very proper and she doesn’t use any contractions so it’s read more formal. To get the point across using a more formal attempt made it stand out more. Overall you may be a bit skeptical at first. The beginning is slow and you’re thrown into the mix, but it’s a great read!
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones: From the book comes the movie. Clary is more then just a human she is a shadowhunter. Once she finds this out, she has now become part of the group of shadowhunters in New York fighting demons. Once her mother has been attacked she must try and find her and keep her safe. The movie was like the book in a lot of ways which was great if you’ve read it, although there are downfalls such as some scenes don’t take place until books later, and many of the scenes were plain cheesy. Overall it was a really cute movie and f you’ve read the book you will most likely love it.
Tidal by: Amanda Hocking: The third book in the Watersong series. The beginning is really slow; we get a refresher on what has been happening as well as how their lives are going. Towards the end of the novel is when all the action picks up. The sirens are looking for a new girl to join them, but there is something else keeping them to the little town, though we don’t find out just yet, but there are hints. In the end there’s a great battle between the sisters of the sirens and the end is not what you think would happen. The story kept you interested just enough to lead you to read about the big scene that happens and keeps you interested for the final book!
Everafter by: Elizabeth Chandler: It looks as if there is a final book after all, the final Kissed By an Angel novel. To say this was any better then the previous novel is false. This novel continued where we left off. The whole novel was trying to set Tristan free, though in the end it came down to some sacrifices. It can be seen as true love, but it felt really cheesy, the whole series was really cheesy. But overall, if you’re looking for a cute romantic story, with some plot twists of evil-type mystery, this is the series. The one thing about the whole series with the spirits and ghosts and angels, is that she tells you exactly how it is, though your brain wants to think something else. It kinda defeats the point of a mystery.
Well that is all for me! What have you gyus been reading or watching? :D