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June Wrap Up

June was a fairly good month for me and reading. I got out of my slump and made it through quite a few books. yay!

Read

  • Note to Self by Connor Franta
  • Adventure Time Sugary Shorts Vol. 1
  • Adventure Time Sugary Shorts Vol. 2
  • To be Perfectly Honest by Sonya Sones
  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • The Rising by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

Haul 

  • City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  • Hidden by PC Cast and Kristen Cast
  • Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by JK Rowling – Gryffindor (PB)
  • Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by JK Rowling – Hufflepuff (PB)
  • Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by JK Rowling – Ravenclaw (PB)
  • Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by JK Rowling – Slytherin (PB)
  • Sky Key by James Frey
  • Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper
  • The Darkhouse by Barbara Radecki
  • Charm by Sarah Pinborough
  • Beauty by Sarah Pinborough
  • Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakly
  • The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer
  • The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
  • Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  • The Earth Speaks by Sreve Van Matre and Bill Weiler
  • Partners, Guests and Parasites by Hilda Simon
  • Whitefoot by Robert M. McClung
  • Best Loved Hersey’s Cookbooks
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The Rising by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins |Review

imageI needed to read this book for school. I wouldn’t normally pick up this kind of book. I have mixed feelings. I don’t personally like anything that is preach-y. Religion is all fine and good, but don’t try to tell me I’m going to hell because I believe something different.

The story is rather jumpy, there are a lot of characters to follow. Not bad, can just get confusing sometimes trying to match up time lines. I did enjoy the storyline of Marilena, I wish that was a story on its own, with more details and background and less bible verses.

I don’t really have an interest in the other million volumes. This is as far as I’m going. I’m going to write my essay and never think of this book again.

Im giving it a three. I don’t hate it, but I don’t like it either.

 

movie · review

Havenhurst |Film Review

imageΒ So, I decided to take another jump into the world of unknown horror films on Netflix, and this time I was pleasantly surprised.

I was not expecting myself to get so involved with the characters and this storyline. I spent the whole film trying to figure out the twists and the reasoning behind what was happening and the history of the silly building. I got really involved.

I would totally recommend it to people who like suspense-y horror. It was visually pleasing and the acting was fairly good. (The main character is from Dexter). So that’s cool. I like the set designs and the cgi looks pretty good. Overall I liked it.

Go watch it.

movie · review

Beyond the Gates |Film Review

imagesI’m throwing in a random movie review, because this movie frustrates me. This was released on Netflix recently and I love me some Netflix and Chill.

I’m going to say this film is filled with a bunch of nobodies, because ultimately it is. These actors suck. They are so incredibly bad at acting. The brothers are beyond awkward and when the girlfriend shows up to visit she interacts with her “long-term” boyfriend with weird small talk like this was that was first time they had ever met. And maybe it was, maybe it was the first scene they ever shot together. But that’s no excuse to be butt awful. Come on?!

The premise of this movie sounds great. I had a real interest. It was like a horror version of Jumanji! imdb.com description –Β Two estranged brothers reunite at their missing father’s video store and find a VCR board game dubbed ‘Beyond The Gates’ that holds a connection to their father’s disappearance.Β 

Sounds great right? WRONG! gah. I’m so mad at how sloppy this was done. There was so much potential! Also, if these boys grew up in a video store how did they not once watch Jumanji. That would have been a good reference, they could have used that movie as a guide line of what to expect in their own game.

The movie frustrates me on many levels. One, the acting just sucks. Two, the timing is awful. It takes 40 minutes for the good stuff to start and then the end is so rushed you have no idea what is happening. I legitimately have NO IDEA what happened in the climax of the film. I was beyond confused. Three, the mental compacity of these characters blows my mind. They are all so so so dumb. Four, (SPOILER) if they had to kill all these stupid people, why didn’t they kill the girl? Why did she live??? I don’t get it!!!

One thing I do like about the movie, was all the goofy gore. I’m all for practical effects and puppets and stuff. The first death scene was great. Loved it. Oh, I also liked the movie poster. Very 80’s.

Over all, this movie sucked. You can got watch it if you want. It’s worth a watch if you like low budget horror.

ARC · review · street team · YA Fiction

No Ordinary Star & No Plain Rebel by M.C. Frank |Review (2016)

27419429Last year I had the privilege of reading both No Ordinary Star and No Plain Rebel. The #nosstreetteam Frank has created is going to do a blog tour, so here are my reviews so I can maybe take part in that.

I am copying my reviews straight from amazon/goodreads.

First: the cover is super pretty. It looks like it would sparkle in real life.
Second: dystopian books are one of my favourite to read, but they scare the crap out of me. Just the thought that our world could become like this, is terrifying.

I feel bad for both of these characters. They both have sucky lives and are doing their best to figure things out together. Felix seems a little more of a dick though. So he better redeem himself hardcore in the sequels.

The descriptions make everything seem so bleak and depressing. Which adds to the creepy factor for me. So when something of colour is mentioned it makes me happy. There’s also a drastic change in how the characters act. It’s a bit like The Giver.

I’m really hoping the books go in the direction I want them too. I want to read about them stumbling around a really awkward first kiss.

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I really like this book, and can’t wait to start the next in the series. I’m dying to know what happens next.

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Emotionally I was all over the place. This future earth is scary. I don’t like it! I just want Felix and Astra to live in the cute little ice shack forever.Β I wish I could discover Christmas the way they did. For the first time. It’s all so magical through their eyes.

I’m glad Felix woke up, about time. I hope he kicks some ass in the next book. The end left me so hungry to find out more.

Still love these covers.

poetry · review · YA Fiction

To Be Perfectly Honest by Sonya Sones |Review

imageThis is the forth book I’ve read by Sonya Sones and I love them. I really like books written in poems. Here books are always funny and witty and super easy to read.

Wil is a funny little kid. I really like him. Colette is a bit annoying, but she didn’t bother me as much as Connor. Oh boy. That guy is a dink hole. Seriously. Right from the first time she said ‘no’ and he got mad at her. I was like oh boy! No you didint! What a butt.

I’m glad it ended the way it did. She learned a lesson and grew from it. Always a good way to end a book. 4/5 on Goodreads.