Summer Reviews

Hello Internet

Let’s get to it…time for a long review post.

Books:

yay

The Kill Order by James Dashner (prequel to The Maze Runner Series)

this book. was so disappointing. if you have read The Maze Runner trilogy DON’T BOTHER READING THIS BOOK. it was so boring and okay only towards the end did it get a bit interesting but i had to like…STICK WITH THE BOOK otherwise i wouldn’t have finished it.

prequel

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (final book in the Graceling trilogy)

bamf

ah but this book. wow. it came out in 2012 but i have been savouring it. and i finally read it. and boy i did not want to put it down. it’s one of those books where you just can’t stop thinking about it. not only is it full of richly developed characters but also the THEMES AND ISSUES wow. Cashore managed to deal with many issues IN A FANTASY NOVEL and this book proves how FICTION TELLS THE TRUTH BETTER THAN SOME NON-FICTION. it’s scary and disturbing, but it’s so beautifully written and you just want to keep reading. the questions that keep arising and once you get the answers YOU NEVER EXPECTED but you understand.

so happy to see Katsa and Po, i love Giddon and Death and the kitty Lovejoy and Bitterblue thrown into a situation not sure how she is meant to rule a kingdom SHE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT. Saf with his purple eyes and teddy…ah this book is so BRILLIANT. please go read this series.

so essential the story deals with Bitterblue ruling after her father Leck..and the kingdom coping…and dealing with grief and lots of other emotions and just a lot goes on in this book. NOT FOR YOUNGER READERS

The Diviners by Libba Bray

what a creepy book

this book haunted me. in that i read it at night and i had nightmares so i could only read it in the day. OMG IT IS SO SCARY BUT LIKE SO GOD SO YOU JUST WANT TO READ IT AND FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS. ah set in the 1920s so like what a wonderful setting and New York and just WHAT A BOOK. brilliant characters and what a story and PLOT TWISTS and just wow.

i love Memphis.

Evie is slightly annoying but then i kind of like her too. Jericho I KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING STRANGE ABOUT HIM…

urgh i really did not like sam at all. so dodgy.

THIS BOOK IS FULL OF WITCHCRAFT AND SORCERY AND VOODOO AND CRAZY CRAY CRAY THINGS SO YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. may cause nightmares. NOT FOR YOUNGER READERS.

yeah so it’s about evie moving to New York and working with her uncle and how there are diviners…people with special powers like healing or other stuff…just read it! Libba Bray is one of my fave authors.

it’s the first in a trilogy so looking forward to the sequel. =)

THIS BOOK IS THE CAT’S PYJAMAS.

this quote struck me:

“Often, the monsters we create in our imagination are not nearly as frightening as the monstrous acts perpetuated by ordinary human beings in the aim of one cause or another.” Libba Bray
for example…the things people do for love or religion or their beliefs. they cannot be persuaded otherwise and i am all for respecting beliefs and stuff but like WHO MADE YOU GOD AND TOLD YOU TO KILL EVERYONE?

 Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephenie Perkins

this book: 3/4 ARGH and 1/4 SQUEEE

this book frustrated me. Lola is so annoying and just WHY WOULD YOU BE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE IF YOU WEREN’T OVER SOMEONE ELSE. urgh. some people. i had to remind myself she is younger than me (i feel so old reading YA now…) but still. urgh so stupid.

of course Cricket is lovely and adorable and nerdy and perfect and funny and EVERYTHING KTGHJDFLKNSVDML/JGLKDFD

but yeah most of the book i was annoyed at lola and just TWO TIMING LEADING PEOPLE ON AND LYING TO YOURSELF STOP IT. but eventually she grew up and admitted the truth. thankfully.

so yeah the final quarter of the book i as like wejgfjdgbdfjkx aahhh why am i such a hopeless romantic?

Girl Next Door by Emblem3 is the perfect song for this book. describing Cricket’s feelings lol.

something ’bout the girl next door…something that i can’t ignore…

we act like we’re just friends though…

‘i’ve seen you with no make up….so glad that you’re my neighbour…and i can’t get you out of my mind…’

DEFINITELY CRICKET’S FEELINGS TOWARDS LOLA

yeah so if you liked Anna and the French Kiss read this but it’s not as good as that book. but still cute.

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor (sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone)

AWESOME SEQUEL

OH WHAT A SEQUEL OH HOW I LOVE THIS BOOK OMG SO EXCITED FOR THE LAST BOOK EP.

zuzannah is still my fave

i really miss brimstone though

karou is so badass and just wow her strength but also it’s okay to break down but OMG THE WHITE WOLF AND PLOT TWISTS AND ZIRI and just what even.

so much going on. war between chimera and seraphim.

akiva and karou…karou is all like ‘ WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER…LIKE EVER’ and akiva is like ‘i’m sorry but i love you and i will always love you but i respect your wishes’

basically they have kind of forgiven each other and helping each other out but like KAROU STILL LOVES HIM. don’t deny it karou.

if you love fantasy read this (read the first book obviously). a really good sequel. i devoured it tbh.

“Your heart is not wrong. Your heart is your strength. You don’t have to be ashamed.” Laini Taylor

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Weiner

overrated tbh

meh. so dissapointed by this book. haven’t read any good historical fiction in a long time so was looking forward to this. but it was so…boring. i was barely interested in the story.

but then

PLOT TWISTS MUCH

so yeah it’s okay. i’m not gonna be like EVERYONE GO READ THIS BOOK. if you want to read it but i really didn’t enjoy it. =(

also i like maddie more than verity

Heroes of Olympus: by Rick Riordan (follow up to Percy Jackson Series)

i hate the UK covers

The Lost Hero

PERCY IS MISSING OMG

who is jason?

so confused NOT REALLY

CAMP HALF BLOOD- GREEKS

CAMP JUMPITER- ROMANS

Son of Neptune

I will trample you to death, silly Chinese Canadian baby man’.

ELLA AND TYSON

Mark of Athena

my fave things about this series: banter between the 7 demigods, different narrators, humour, LEO VALDEZ IS HILARIOUS, percabeth

okay so if you have read the Percy Jackson series then PLEASE GO AND READ THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS because it is a continuation…the Prophecy of Seven..introducing ROMAN DEMIGODS WOAH THERE. and bringing back old characters like NICO YAY.

these books are funnier than percy jackson and just idk more fat and juicy and full of action and adventure and emotional moments and just Rick Riordan i salute you. also i want to slap you COZ THANK YOU FOR THAT SENDING PERCABETH TO FRICKIN TARTARUS.

omg i need HOUSE OF HADES NOW (it’s out in October so yays)

No Sex in the City by Randa Abdel-Fattah

really funny

i have read her other books for younger readers and so i thought ooh a new book oohh about marriage should be good. did not dissapoint. this book is really funny but also a good read. like good characters and just what a story and such interesting characters. i really enjoyed it.

it’s an adult novel because the characters are in their 20s. anyways so these friends are looking for love well Esma is looking to get married one day and seeing possible suitors via matchmakers and even *gasp* online dating. awkws.

but it’s also about her friends and their lives and their work. i really love the kids esma works with at the refugee centre and the issue about her work was really…difficult to read.

also the burden of keeping secrets and lying to people you love…this book basically tells you about the importance of trust and honesty IN ANY RELATIONSHIP.

but this book was also really cute WHAT A PERFECT ENDING OMG SO ADORBS.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

a really good book

this is a really good book. yes it is about vampires but so what? IT IS HOLLY BLACK. MEANING SHE IS A BRILLIANT STORYTELLER. the characters are well developed, the story is good and full of plot twists and humour.

i like tana because she’s a realistic character. she does break down and cry but she also picks herself up, saves her friends and takes care of the people she loves. but above all, she takes care of herself and is such a badass. the things she’s done…woah.

Gavriel..now i dd NOT SEE THAT COMING. but what a nice surprise. so funny.

Aiden is such a jerk but it’s funny how he sticks around and really he means well.

i love Pearl and Pauline and Valentina. =)

Jameson is really cool.

i don’t know if this is a stand alone novel or a trilogy but THE ENDING WAS PERFECT.

so yeah it’s about vampires and coldtown is where the infected/vampires go to live full of lavish parties or just full of desperate people trying to be turned. it’s quite a place but the story if good it’s not an annoying vampire novel.

it talks about what it means to be human, what is vampirism…and it’s about love and friendship and morals. i really enjoyed it so i hope you do too!

Currently reading: Every Day by David Levithan

more reviews to come: More Than This by Patrick Ness, House of Hades by Rick Riordan, Allegiant by Veronica Roth, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and more

Movies:

nom nom nom

The Internship

this film was SO FUNNY like i knew it’d be funny but it was SURPRISINGLY GOOD and just aww and i really enjoyed it. tbh i only wanted to see it coz of DYLAN O’BRIEN but it ended up being a good movie too! =D

if you love the internet WATCH THIS MOVIE!

but it’s weird coz my dad is actually like a techno-geek like he knows all about the latest gadgets etc and he knows more about the internet than i do lol

HAHAHAHAHA

Monsters University

THIS MOVIE OMG SO EMOTIONAL LIKE I WATCHED IN ON THE PLANE AND JUST MY FEELS

i legit teared up coz

OMG MIKE WAZOWSKI GAVE ME SO MANY FEELS GHFKJSDLKS

like

awwww baby mike kghjdflsks

his motivation and optimism is admirable. seriously. he WANTS TO BE A SCARER SO HE GOES TO UNI AND MAKING FRIENDS IS HARD BUT HE WORKS HARD AND SUCCEEDS ACCEPT THINGS DON’T GO WELL AND JUST OMG.

but like when he felt lonely and stuff i could totes relate.

mike wazowski has inspired me to do well at university.

thanks Disney Pixar

seriously WATCH THIS MOVIE.

The Bling Ring

omg don’t even bother with this movie. i watched it on the plane and wow it was just stealing, drugs, sex and alcohol. that was it. fun times. the only interesting this is BASED ON A TRUE STORY like some teens legit used to break into celeb homes and steal their things but HELLOOOO CCTV ARE YOU DUMB?

also it was cool seeing into celebs homes like WOAH NICE CLOTHES AND JEWELLERY AND SHOES AND BAGS AND sadly i aint rich so no walk in closet for me.

but this movie is a waste of time unless you REALLY want to see it go ahead and enjoy.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

you know what. i liked this movie. i enjoyed it. YES.

it IS different from the book. but i still laughed and enjoyed it and was like noooo omg don’t do that whyyyugkrshjfd

Simon was hilarious. tbh in the first book i hated him coz CLACE but in the movie he is more likeable.

and jace…well JAMIE IS JACE i approve.

there were some weird wtf are you doing moments but overall a good performance from the actors.

the action was pretty good like WOAH THERE SHADOWHUNTERS AND WEREWOLVES AND VAMPIRES AND DOWNWORLDERS

and magnus bane hello there 😉

the cast is really hot and i enjoyed the movie. UNFORTUNATELY THOUGH CITY OF ASHES MIGHT NOT BE A MOVIE. THEY’VE PUSHED IT TO 2015 so no filming and just sad news really.

READ IT BEFORE YOU SEE IT. or after. but it’s a funny series and FULL OF FEELS and i liked the movie. =)

Wolverine

it was okay. not like OMG THIS IS AMAZING. i liked the plot twists and the ninja/samurai fighting so cool and what skill fighting with a sword woah. also definitely looking forward to X Men: Days of Future Past

Stuck in Love

this movie was so cute and quite a good movie actually. the director Josh Boone is directing the TFIOS movie so yeah. also i wanted to see if Natt Wolf is a good actor coz he’s playing Isaac in TFIOS.

ALSO LOGAN LERMAN ASDFGHJKL;

Sam (Lily Collins) and Lou (Logan Lerman) totes adorbs

so the movie is about love and writing coz the dad is an author and both kids wanna write. and it’s about discovering love and falling in love etc.

Hercules

my friend had a Disney Day so we watched Hercules and they were gonna watch Mulan but i had to go. but hades tho

my fave Hercules song is I Won’t Say I’m In Love

lol

Anastasia

this is legit one of my fave movies ever and i was watching at my friend’s house and one of her friend’s was commenting on th emovie AND I WAS LIKE

in my head of course but i was giving her dirty looks coz SHE CANNOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT ANASTASIA

I LOVE THAT MOVIE SO MUCH THE SONGS AND JUST EGHKFSLDJK

ASDFGHJKL;’ ADORBS OTP OMG FAVE SO CUTE THE WAY HE LOOKS AT HER KTJHGDFKD

Movie News:

The Book Thief Trailer

IT SAYS NOVEMBER COZ IT’S OUT IN AMERICA THEN BUT IT’S ONLY OUT IN THE UK AT THE END OF JANUARY

I THINK THE TRAILER IS AWESOME APART FROM THE VOICE OVER AND I LOVE THIS POSTER. i hope they capture the essence of this story.

click here for news on The Book Thief

The Fault in Our Stars

BUT LIKE JOHN GREEN ON THE SET OF TFIOS

AND LIKE TWEETING ABOUT IT

RUDE

AND THE PAIN

AND THE SET PHOTOS

nope ekrjhgajkdhflnsd

IT’S JUST TOO MUCH

NOT OKAY AT ALL

John Green (author, Ansel Elgort (Augustus Waters), Natt Wolf (Isaac) and Shailene Woodley (Hazel Grace)

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS RELEASE DATE: JUNE 6TH 2014 (idk if this is international or just US tho)

Watch the Frozen Trailer

THE NEW DISNEY MOVIE LOOKS SO CUTE! i love the snowman.

Catching Fire

idk there’s so much going on with posters and whatnot I JUST WANT TO GO TO THE LONDON PREMIERE ON NOVEMBER 11TH

BUT I BOUGHT MY CATCHING FIRE TICKETS

YOU CAN GET THEM HERE 

ALSO HERE’S A BTS FOOTAGE OF CF

AND JUST I AM SO EXCITED FOR PRESS RELEASE AND JUST INTERVIEWS

YOU CAN READ THE EW ARTICLE HERE

PEETA BREAD ASDFGHJKL;

MAGS AND FINNICK OMG MY KUGDFJGKAJDSCNJG,FDM

for more CF news check out this website

Divergent

damn

The Giver

Taylor Swift has been cast as Rosemary in The Giver AND EVERYONE IS LIKE OMG HOW ANNOYING. shut up haters gonna hate she is gonna be awesome.

but they’re filming in Cape Town, South Africa

the movie is set to release August 2014

i have to say the guy (Brenton Thwaites)  playing Jonas is actually kinda 😉

click here for more info

The Maze Runner movie has been pushed back to September 2014 instead of Feb but it’s okay coz they need time to perfect the movie etc so we can wait a little bit longer.

ANYWAYS READ THE BOOKS BEFORE YOU SEE THE FILMS

TV:

you tell them nick

Teen Wolf Season 3

feels feels and more feels.

ISAAC!!!!

STILES WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVE.

the stydia kiss…killed me it was so perfect.

and DEREK AND PAIGE OH MY FEELS

it’s not just a hot cast okay. it’s funny and just yeah addictive. i’ll admit jennifer freaked me out what is that face and the back stories were good.

the ending was meh though.

I DO NOT LIKE ISAAC AND ALLISON. NOPE.

but stiles and scott their friendship is perf

derek poor poor derek i wanna give him a hug…

Suits Season 3

I LOVE DONNA SO MUCH SHE IS MY FAVE. BUT OMG I FELT SO BAD FOR HER SHE OPENED UP HERSELF AND OMG THAT GUY I WANT TO PUNCH HIM I’M GLAD HARVEY DID COZ FEELS

louis litt though. he is hilarious.

mike and rachel woop but damn mike is being a jerk about the whole university thing

Freaks and Geeks

this is like an old show where james franco, seth rogen and jason segel, etc started out but it’s only one season. it’s actually quite good AND REALLY FUNNY.

the geeks are my fave tho

omg me LOL

HAHAHAHA. his reactions though are hilarious.

Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel

AVENGERS

AND PHINEAS AND FERB

YES PLEASE. IT WAS SO GOOD.

and AGENT P.

The Great British Bake Off

I REALLY WANT FRANCIS, KIMBERELY OR RUBY TO WIN. i just love this show. and they have Kitchen Aids of course. urgh kitchen aids MY DREAM.

Premiere Season: New Girl (NICK AND JESS ARE SO ADORBS) The Mindy Project (OMG I’M GONNA MISS CASEY SO MUCH) The Middle, Modern Family, Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (i love the 2 scientists they are so cute and nerdy) American Horror Story: Coven, Hart of Dixie, X Factor US (i hate the stupid four chair challenge) Awkward

yeah i watch a lot of tv i know. it’s usually mindless crap but it makes me happy and i love funny shows. also i’m pretty sure most of the shows i watch have hot guys…

cartoons i watch: Phineas and Ferb, Gravity Falls, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball

Music:

yay i got new headphones OMG THE STUPID APPLE EARPHONES ARE SO EXPENSIVE WHAT EVEN

EMBLEM3- Nothing to Lose Full Album

LOOK AT THEM CHILLING BY THE LONDON EYE (Keaton, Drew, Wesley)

my fave songs from their album is: I Wish and XO  and i love their unreleased stuff (as in stuff on youtube and soundcloud as in before they were on X Factor US) but it’s a good album. i love LA is a good summer tune i was singing ‘coz the east coast is the best coast’ though because Durban is on the east coast. =P

they are NOT A BOYBAND. they are a BROBAND. get it right. haters gonna hate.

UM SO LIKE YEAH THEY JUST CAME TO THE UK AND I MET THEM AND WENT TO THEIR EMBLEM3 UK PARTY CONCERT LIKE OMG WHAT EVEN

AHAKgsfjhdfg vlakherjfelskghnf

for reals though no lie

I SAW THEM. I MET THEM. AND HUGGED THEM. ASDFGHJKL;’

i just eysjgfjhdsgfkbdjzc,nx I MET THEM AND HUGGED THEM AND GOT TO HEAR THEM LIVE AND THEIR SMILES AND JUST DAMN THEY GIVE GOOD HUGS AND WHATUYRGEFJSHDBKCJZX

oh and

it's a terrible photo BUT IT IS SIGNED ASDFGHJKL;'

it’s a terrible photo BUT IT IS SIGNED ASDFGHJKL;’

they played: Just For One Day, 3000 Miles, Sunset Blvd, Wake Me Up (Avicii Cover) and Chloe

i just djfgdjgbdvx SEGFSKD HDGFN

their lyric video for 3000 miles is out. it is so cute and really thoughtful…like how we use technology to stay in touch etc

the actual video will be out sometime this week i think.

Lorde 

she has a really good voice. =)

tbh i spent most of my summer listening to T-Swizzle as usual OMG TAYLOR ANNOUNCED THE RED LONDON TOUR IN FEBRUARY 2014. but i couldn’t get tickets.

yeah i tried to get tickets…but i didn’t. ah well. hopefully next time. AND I KNEW EXACTLY WHAT I WAS GOING TO WEAR. sigh. it wasn’t meant to be. =(

can’t wait for Ed Sheeran’s new album probs next year

The Vamps- Can We Dance

don’t judge it’s quite a catchy song and they aren’t so bad. =P

Pink- True Love

i love pink’s album The Truth About Love it’s hilarious (in that she talks about different aspects of love and stuff)

Imagine Dragons- Monster

such a good tune.

Hunter Hayes- I Want Crazy

i really like this song and his album is good.

Catching Fire Soundtrack:

PERFECT

1. “Atlas” — Coldplay
2. “Silhouettes” — Of Monsters and Men
3. “Elastic Heart” — Sia (ft. The Weeknd & Diplo)
4. “Lean” — The National
5. “We Remain” — Christina Aguilera
6. “Devil May Cry” — The Weeknd
7. “Who We Are” — Imagine Dragons
8. “Everybody Wants to Rule The World” — Lorde
9. “Gale Song” — The Lumineers
10. “Mirror” — Ellie Goulding
11. “Capital Letter” — Patti Smith
12. “Shooting Arrows at the Sky” — Santigold
13. “Place for Us” — Mikky Ekko
14. “Lights” — Phantogram
15. “Angel on Fire” — Antony and the Johnsons

you can listen to Gale’s Song and Atlas

oh and i LOVE Lights

it’s kinda sad though coz josh loves the lumineers BUT THEY WROTE A SONG FOR GALE NOT PEETA.

but omg in mockingjay there will be everlark songs jgdfjk.hdfl

THEY ARE ALREADY FILMING MOCKINGJAY AND THERE ARE SET PHOTOS OF KATNISS AND GALE!!!

OMG LORDE AND IMAGINE DRAGONS AND THE LUMINEERS AND COLDPLAY AND ELLIE GOULDING YAYS!!!

hgfksdghfdbsjn exciting times

Youtube:

tbh i spent most of my time on youtube idek

WARNING: WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK

True Facts About The Frog

omg this guy makes me laugh so much ANIMALS ARE SO WEIRD.

vine is insane

this guy tho

Jerome Jarre and his vines omg

i love the  FALAFEL SONG

i just love dan so much

in other news

BLOBFISH IS OFFICIALLY THE WORLD’S UGLIEST ANIMAL

shame. poor him. at least more people know THAT HE IN FACT ACTUALLY EXISTS LIKE GOD CREATED SUCH A THING

on the whole Miss America thing

haters gonna hate tbh

on the whole veil drama ban thingy in the UK

anyhew that’s it for now

this website is awesome so you should totes check it out whether you’re in the mood for animal gifs or funny vids or informative stuff.

see ya

HAPPY READING

DFTBA

Spread Love Not Hate

xoxo

The Book Guru

=D

“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.” Fernando Pessoa

“I live in two worlds. One is a world of books.” Rory Gilmore

“Books—they weren’t ladders out of the abyss, but they were companions.” John Green

PEACE. LOVE. BOOKS. =D

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