That's the question, where did it go? Like isn't it still 2007?
haha no I know but damn, this year is just moving so fast. I guess the busier you get the faster life moves. I've been so busy all day which is why I couldn't post this blog until 9p.m haha. Oh and well also because I wanted to add the book I finished today in here too!
So to the good stuff?
Beautiful Redemption by: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl: The final book in the Beautiful Creatures novels. Ethan has sacrificed his life for the ones he loves, but it was all a mistake and it wasn’t supposed to happen. That’s when he makes it his journey to get back home. This novel is written a little differently than the past three books. In this novel we get different points of view, instead of it being just Ethan, we get his girlfriend Lena’s point of view as well. The novel was a journey novel, in order for something to happen a challenge was made which made the plotline and story interesting and kept things moving. Overall, the whole series was something a little different, and if you’re into the super natural, definitely something to check out!
Beautiful Creatures: The film adaptation of the book by the same name. The film as like the movie was the beginning story of Lena and Ethan and where Lena has to choose light or dark. The film started off by staying true to the book. For a good half of the movie it was true, but as the ending got closer it just strayed really far. Some characters were missing, as well as some major things were missing from the book to the movie. It was a little disappointing to see some of those things missing. The actors played their roles well, and made the characters feel believable. Overall, it wasn’t horribly done, but it could have been done a lot better.
Tilt by: Ellen Hopkins: The story continues from her book Triangles only in the eyes of the children. In Triangles we saw how the adults felt about things going on in their lives. In Tilt we see how the kids react to what their parents go through on top of what they have to go through. The book deals with teen pregnancy, the loss of a sibling, and first loves. It’s a great novel, which puts into perspective how some kids feel. It was a good novel, though the ending made it feel like there is more to come out of this, the story isn’t over yet, and maybe it’s not. Overall, it was well crafted. Hopkins poems are brilliant and well put together.
Jobs: Starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs. It tells the story of Jobs life starting from in college all the way up until 2001 when he invented the iPod. It was an interesting tale, and if you didn’t already know Jobs history then you’re in for an awakening to realize what he was like as a person. Ashton played the role so well, and whoever cast the movie actually got actors who looked like the real people they portrayed in the film. The film could have gone farther than just the iPod since the movie was made last year, but it was already over two hours long. Overall a very good story of who the man was, not who the company he made was, but who Steve Jobs was.
Divergent by: Veronica Roth: The first novel in the Divergent trilogy. We are introduced to the characters and Beatrice is our main character where she finds out she is different than everybody else and that is a bad thing. She has to choose a faction to live among or risk being factionless which is even worse. The book is very engaging with a little romance thrown in to keep it really interesting. The book is always moving, and the plotline is great. You never know what is going to happen, you just have to keep reading. It’s all very entertaining, and such a trill to read!
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by: Ransom Riggs: The first novel in this series of interesting things. We meet our main character Jacob whose grandfather tells him stories, but right before he dies he tells Jacob something, which makes him think. So it’s up to Jacob to believe the stories or not. The story is full of peculiar things, and a lot of time travel which is pretty cool. The novel is a little hard to get into, but once you’ve gotten past the first couple chapters the story really unfolds and gets going. There are also pictures throughout the book to help the reader picture what it is the characters look like or the places they see, which kind of ruins the act of painting a picture with your mind. But the pictures are pretty cool. Overall a really creative and different story!
The Lifeguard: Starring Kristen Bell, who plays Leigh, decides to quit her job to become a lifeguard. She gets in touch with her old friends and starts to hangout with teenagers even though she’s 30. It’s a really slow movie. The scenes are to long, and some of them lack a good conversation or something good that keeps the scene together. The theme of the movie, not knowing what you really want to do in life, but knowing that life is short and that it’s precious is there, but it could have been a better movie, more upbeat with less slow scenes. Overall, it’s good to watch when you have nothing better to do, but even then you’d probably turn it off because it’s boring. One bonus, the guy is cute.
Evermore by: Alyson Noel: The first book in the immortal series. Ever is just a teenager trying to live a normal life when her life is anything but normal. For one she can see peoples colour auras, and hear their thoughts. It isn’t until she meets the boy she’s destined to love that she can make it all go away, and maybe even become immortal too. The novel took a really long time to get into. It was really boring at the beginning, once you hit past half way through was when it got really good. It got the reader hooked so you can get ready for the next book that’s to come. Overall, not the greatest novel, the plotline has been seen before so it’s not original, but it still has something that keeps you reading.
Bitter Blood by: Rachel Caine: The 13 novel in the Morganvile Vampires series. This time around the town has some new visitors, and some new ghosts. People we thought were dead maybe aren’t dead and that turns the whole town into a frenzy. But Claire is again caught in the middle to help save the day. The novel is like most novels in how they’re structured, though this one you can tell there is more to come in the story in the form of another book. This series has it’s up and downs but this book wasn’t dull, it was exciting, and you just had to keep reading. There were different points of view in this book, though Claire mostly got all the chapters, and her chapters were 50 plus pages long, it was good to read outside of her perspective! Overall, this book was great; the next one has a feeling of being even better!
The Diviners by: Libba Bray: A thrilling book of ghosts and supernatural. Evie is set to stay with her uncle after using her gift at a party for fun. While she’s there a murder happens and it’s up to her and her friend Jericho, who is gifted as she is, to solve it. The novel is filled with creepy things that make you keep reading. It has this whole scary vibe, and you can’t help what will happen next. The beginning is a little dry and hard to get into, but passing the beginning, the rest is smooth that you can’t put the book down! It’s set it the 1910’s, which also gives it that whole new perspective. The love stories that are woven in are also sweet, but not too sweet. It’s just the right amount to make the book a perfect balance of romance, suspense and mystery, as well as horror.
Well that's all for me. What have you guys been reading or watching? :)