It seems April showers came late this year, we're just getting them now. We have had sunny days, but they have been cold. I can't wait for the warmer weather to come! Dresses, skirts & fun tops ooo I can't wait lol.
So another month has gone by, by now it doesn't surprise me. This month actually didn't fly by as fast as the other ones did, well for me that is. It's probably because I had all of a week of school, and an exam this month, so I didn't have much going on. I had my wisdom teeth removal, that was kinda big, but other than that I've been lounging lol. Last month I told you wach I was watching so maybe I'll make that a thing.
My TV list as follows: I watched the season 2 finale of the Following, season 1 (and only season) of My So Called Life (so sad that there was only one season, such a good show!), season 8 of One Tree Hill, season 5 of How I Met Your Mother, season 10 of Grey's Anatomy, season 3 of Once Upon a Time, season 2 of Motive, season 2 of Orphan Black BEST SHOW EVER haha and that's about it! :D
On to the fun stuff!
It Had To Be You by: Cecily von Ziegesar: The prequel to the Gossip Girl series. If you haven’t read the series first, you may want to do that. If you’ve seen the tv show, you know enough to read this and figure out what is going on. This takes place a couple years before the show and book series starts. There is a lot of drama to go around, with a series of characters that all intertwine with each other as the story starts to unfold. There is a ton of product placement in the book because everything these A-listers do is a top brand. The writing is very addicting that you don’t want to put the book down. Overall, it’s a great and addictive read.
Divergent: Shailene Woodley plays Tris in the movie adapted from the book by the same name. She’s a girl who is trying to figure who she is, but when the test doesn’t help her decide, it’s ultimately up to her. When she does choose, the place she chooses wants to kill of who she is, which is divergent. It is up to her to ultimately save them. The movie was a well-depicted version of the book. It captured every scene that was in the book, and it made the book come to life. Not only was it action packed, but also the actors helped a lot, playing their roles exceptionally, especially Jai Courtney who played Eric. Theo James who plays Four also played his role very well. It was a great movie, although somewhat long at two hours and 20 minutes, it’s worth every second of it.
Shadowland by: Alyson Noel: The third book in the immortals series. In this novel new characters come into play and old ones cause new dramas. Ever thinks her destiny is to be with Damen, but maybe she’s not supposed to be. A place called Shadowland is introduced, which is a place for lost souls where Ever is forced to make a choice, keeping her best friend Haven alive, but turning her immortal, or sending her to Shadowland. The novel has a lot of the same plotlines that the first two novels had. It was almost predictable what was going to happen. The overall storyline was okay; it had some new developments, but the entire same premise as before. It makes you wonder what is there to keep reading the series?
Gossip Girl by: Cecily von Ziegesar: The first book in the Gossip Girl series. It’s a series about the Upper East-Sider’s. Serena is back from boarding school, and her secret is out, which makes her best friend Blair hate her. Dan and Jenny are trying to become one of the populars, and Chuck, well he’s just Chuck, a boy looking for attention. The novel is filled with drama from page one all the way to the last one. It was well written, and had less product placement than the prequel. It’s edgy, and has you reading it constantly to find out what is going to happen. Overall, it’s a great start to a series full of drama.
Daylighters by: Rachel Caine: The 15 book and the last book in the Morganville Vampires series. In this final story, the gang, Claire, Shane, Eve, Michael, Amelie, Oliver, and Myrnin, head back to Morganville only to find it not the way they left it. The humans are now in charge instead of the vampires, and it’s up to Claire and her friends to set the town right for the last time. The last book was written well, you didn’t want it to end, but all stories have to end somewhere. Though the author did mention that this might not be the last book, she is all up for fan-fiction she wrote in a blog post on her website upon release of this book. So you have permission from the author to continue the story she has created. In this novel she has left a lot of room wide open for what could come, but the ending is still a perfect ending.
Insurgent by: Veronica Roth: The second book in the Divergent trilogy. This novel picks up where the previous one ends. Everyone is in chaos since factions seem to be against each other, though all are striving for the same thing, to kill the leader who wants to control them all. There are a few who are “traitors” and want to release information that has been hidden from them all. The novel was captivating and easy to read. There was a lot of action which made the pages fly by, before you knew it, you were at the end. Speaking of the end, it’s a total cliffhanger that you’re dying to read the final book. Overall, a great second novel, that leaves you wanting more.
Succubus Blues by: Richelle Mead: The first novel in the Georgina Kincaid series. Georgina is a succubus who needs sex to survive, literally. But when many different men come into her life that are all mortal, she’s too afraid to give in knowing that sex weakens them. What she doesn’t know is one of those men she meets isn’t who he says he is. It’s a thrilling reading from start to finish, with a lot of drama, and a lot of action. The novel is written very well that captures the reader’s attention from page one. The dialogue is witty and hilarious and only leaves the reader craving more. Only the second book can tell what is to come.
Entwined by: Heather Dixon: A novel about a young girl named Azalea who like her 11 other sisters loves to dance. Since their mother died they are in mourning therefore not allowed to dance, but finding a way to dance without anyone knowing just gets them into a lot of trouble. The novel was gripping and beautifully written and crafted. The story was magical, and had a love story tied in. The downside is that the book was really long, and filled with a lot of blah. The story could have been told in a less words, it felt like a lot of the novel was just filler words. But once you get past those parts it’s really a beautiful story. The characters feel real and are dynamic, they feel like a whole character, rather than flat, which really made the story come to life. Overall it is a capturing story.
Tricks by: Ellen Hopkins: A story of five teenagers who have families who don’t care about them and so therefore find themselves playing the game of tricks. It’s a very heavy subject, and one that is rarely ever talked about, prostitution. The novel takes the journey with each individual character from the good times, to the very bad times in a poem like formation that just captivates the reader. The story telling is brilliant, and is not sugar coated as to how life can be in that trade. It almost like it’s an information pamphlet about prostitution and about the drugs that also goes on in the scene. It’s very informative and makes you really think about it, and how bad it is. It’s a really great read, like all her other novels that are just as influential on topics of drugs, and abuse, this one is no exception.
Wakey!Wakey!- Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said The Last Time I Saw You…: Like it’s title, the album is a masterpiece of songs that tell you just how the singer Michael Grubbs is feeling. It’s the perfect break up album. The album recognizes how a break up feels telling you it’s lonely, but it’s going to get better in Almost Everything. As much as everything hurts it’s an album that makes you feel love, and feel loved. The songs are catchy like in The Oh Song, the chorus is literally a bunch of oh’s. Square Peg Round Hole is a happier sounding song, but the lyrics contradict the tune making it fun to listen to, but also sad at the same time. Dance So Good is a beautifully written song. Even though the words are simple it still makes a beautiful ballad. 1876- The Brooklyn Theatre Fire starts off piano driven, moving into a crescendo of string instruments. Got It All Wrong is a true break up song, and if you’re a fan of a string quartet, this song has just that. The album ends on Take It Like A Man, a completely different sounding song from the rest of the album. The music is almost something you would hear in a theatrical number, which leaves the album on a good note.
Everlost by: Neal Shusterman: The first novel in the Skinjacker trilogy. Allie and Nick live two separate lives, but when a fateful car crash occurs it brings them together in this place called Everlost. They aren’t alive, but they aren’t completely dead, just sprits. Together the two of them try to find their way around, through the good and the bad, they face every obstacle only for the story to come full circle. Now readers have to wait until the next book to find out more. The story was introspective about what happens once you die. The novel was told with great story telling using good and evil, as well as monsters it’s sure to catch readers’ attentions. It was something different to read that makes it readable. Overall it is a captivating story.
That's all for me... what have you guys been into?