Sunday, May 31, 2015

Review: Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks (GN)

Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks (GN)
Rating: PG
Genre: Graphic Novel, Paranormal, Fantasy
Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Page Count: 220
Stand Alone
Publisher: First Second
Published: February 28, 2012
After years of homeschooling, Maggie is starting high school. It's pretty terrifying.
Maggie's big brothers are there to watch her back, but ever since Mom left it just hasn't been the same.
Besides her brothers, Maggie's never had any real friends before. Lucy and Alistair don't have lots of friends either. But they eat lunch with her at school and bring her along on their small-town adventures.
Missing mothers...distant brothers...high friends... It's a lot to deal with. But there's just one more thing.
1. Like I said before in a few of my previous posts, I'm really into graphic novels at the moment and I don't think my loved for them is going away anytime soon. I have to say that out of all the graphic novels I've read this year, this one has to be my favorite hands down! I really loved this one so here's my review!
2. For graphic novels, I always love to start off with the art. The illustrations can really make or break a graphic novel and this one didn't disappoint. I seriously loved the artwork in this book because I thought it was a lot of fun to look at and also made the story just a little more lighthearted and quirky with the lack of a ton of detail when it came to the characters and everything else. It was a simple art style but I really loved it because of that. Because it was simple when it came to the characters' features, it was refreshing to see the art get more detailed when it came to buildings or streets and it wasn't too much because of the equal balance of details and simplicity. Basically, it made me want to draw my own graphic novel!
3. I also really loved the characters in this book! I thought our main character Maggie was a bit diverse because of the fact that she's a homeschooled kid attending her first year in public high school. She's a bit awkward and doesn't really know how to fit into the whole high school scene and she's just a bit unsocial. She's also a bit of a loner and has to struggle a bit with finding her own friends instead of following her brothers around. I really liked that the side characters such as Maggie's friends and her brothers didn't fade into the background. They all had an equal part in the story and they were also really funny and a bit goofy at times and that made me laugh out loud too.
4. Overall, I just really loved this graphic novel and I can't wait to reread it in the near future! This book definitely has a permanent place on my bookshelf and I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to check out some graphic novels but isn't really sure where to start. I think this is definitely a good choice to make if you're new to graphic novels and I think this one is a great introduction to them. If you liked Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol, I would suggest picking this one up!
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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Review: The Dreaming (Vol. 1-3) by Queenie Chan

The Dreaming (Vol. 1-3) by Queenie Chan
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Horror, Paranormal, Manga
Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Page Count Total: 482
Books 1-3 of The Dreaming trilogy
Publisher: Tokyopop
Published: December 13, 2005, November 14, 2006, May 1, 2008
Summery for book #1:
Identical twins Jeanie and Amber are new students at Greenwich Private College, that lies on the edge of virgin bushlands. The school is run by its vice principal, who has a prejudice against twins - in fact, she rejects all twins' applications. The girls were only able to get in by saying that they are just regular sisters, born 11 months apart.
Greenwich Private College grinds to a complete halt after the discovery of Millie's body. As gloom and despair sets in, most of the students leave the school. But Jeanie's curiosity keeps her on campus, and when she's led down the path of the Greenwich's dark history, has she awakened a ghostly curse?
Where did the ghostly girls come from? And what do they want? Before the students know it, the missing girls enter the school, where Amber spots Millie, who speaks to her almost as if to warn her of something. Is there more to this supernatural mystery than just the school itself? The answers to why these girls have come back and what caused their death are revealed in this haunting series finale.
1. I love manga with all my heart and I've really been wanting to check out some more series in the style but of course there are about a million to choose from in the world. I came across this one that I'd been seeing around for a while but I never actually knew what it was about. I decided to get all three books and I ended up loving every minute of it! Here's the review!
2. Of course, the art really made an impact on me. I love drawing manga characters from my favorite anime series and manga series and I have to say that these books made me want to draw everything for myself. I love the black and white color pallet for this series because it suites the story so well whereas color probably wouldn't have made as nice an impact. The illustrations were so cool and eerie in the first book but then the art grows more detailed and even more creepy in the second book and by the third book, the art had me oohing and ahing throughout the whole book. I loved seeing the change and progression in the artwork and it was one of my favorite things about this series.
3. I also of course really loved the characters and the things that affected the characters in a way that made them change in a very eerie way. If I honestly had to choose only one word to describe this series, it'd be eerie. No question about that! The characters such as Amber and Jeanie were really cool to get to know. Amber was more of the shy girl who was a loner and didn't really have any friends other than the books she read. Whereas her sister Jeanie was very outgoing and daring and didn't shy away from people and trying new things. I thought the sisters were very opposite from each other which I think made they're characters more interesting. The side characters such as their newfound friends, I didn't really get enough of. I would've loved to see more of them in this series but what I did get out of them was that they were very loyal and suspicious themselves about what's going on at their school. 
4. Overall, I highly recommend this series if you want to check out a manga series but don't want to commit to a very long one. We all know it takes about five years to read the Dragon Ball books . . . I really loved these books not only because they were fast-paced and creepy but because they were also exciting and very fast reads. The story had a lot of twists and turns and I loved every minute of it. There was so much mystery in this series so if you're looking for some books to read around the Halloween season, definitely add these books to your list!
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Review: Airhead by Meg Cabot

Airhead by Meg Cabot (Airhead #1)
Rating: PG
Genre: Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Drama, Comedy, Chick Lit
Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Page Count: 337
Book #1 of the Airhead series
Publisher: Point
Published: June 1, 2008
Emerson Watts didn’t even want to go to the new SoHo Stark Megastore grand opening. But someone needed to look out for her sister, Frida, whose crush, British heartthrob Gabriel Luna, would be singing and signing autographs there—along with the newly appointed Face of Stark, teen supermodel sensation Nikki Howard.
How was Em to know that disaster would strike, changing her—and life as she’d known it—forever? One bizarre accident later, and Em Watts, always the tomboy, never the party princess, is no longer herself. Literally.
1. I'd seen this book many times over the years but for some reason just never picked it up. A friend recommended this book to me at the bookstore one day and seeing as it was on sale for one whole dollar, I decided it couldn't hurt to check it out. I finally picked it up about a week ago and I ended up really liking it! I hadn't read a Meg Cabot book before even though I've seen all the Princess Diaries movies so I'm definitely going to be picking up more books by her soon. Here's the review:
2. The characters in the book I pretty much fell in love with from the first page, which is often the case with a Meg Cabot novel from what I've heard. I really loved Emerson because she wasn't the typical high school girl. She was tomboy who didn't get the whole celeb and teen gossip magazines and especially didn't get the whole fashion appeal that so many girls get hooked on. I loved her friends and her family, especially her little sister Frida, and I really loved the character development of all of them. Em slowly becomes more confident in her own skin- well, almost her own skin- and she also learns what it truly means to lose someone you love as well as makes new friends and realizes that not everything and everyone is as they seem.
3. The writing in this book was so humorous and lighthearted while still having a bit of a serious topic. It's more mysterious and a little darker than what Meg Cabot usually writes but it was just as great. I loved how easy it was to read without the story being so detailed to the point of it being boring and slow going. It was fast-paced and kept it consistent to the end. 
4. Finally, overall, I was satisfied with the book. It was funny, interesting and had a sci-fi aspect that was a bit weird at first to me, considering that this book is a chick lit but it ended up blending well with the rest of the story. I loved that it was funny, kept me hooked to what was happening and had the perfect amount of romance that wasn't too much for everything else that was going on. It was a really sweet read about family and friends and I highly recommend it!
The reason why I didn't give this book a five-star rating was because I just didn't enjoy it as much as I would've loved. I can't quite put my finger on the reason why but it might've just been because of the fact that it took me so long to read it since my schedule has been pretty busy lately. It took me almost a full week to finish this book and I'm sure the time period just altered my overall thoughts on this book. 
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Music Matching Monday: Anna and The French Kiss

I seriously love this book with all my heart and I really wanted to find a song that was fun and still just as romantic as this lovely story. I couldn't deliver on the fun part for the song but I think I pretty much succeeded on finding the most romantic song ever. Just saying. If you haven't read this book yet, Anna and The French Kiss follows a girl obviously named Anna as she discovers new things and friends while attending a boarding school in Paris due to her father forcing her to be there. Not only does she make new friends and find out what true friendship really is, but she also learns just how complicated life and love can be, especially when she starts falling in love with a new found friend named St. Clair. I really love the story of this book and I thought the song I decided to pair it up with was a nice song considering how beautiful the lyrics are and how much it relates to the feeling of falling love and this amazing book!


Friday, May 15, 2015

Review: An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember In The Ashes by Sabba Tahir
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, High Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Score: 4.5 stars
Page Count: 446
Stand Alone Novel
Publisher: Razorbill
Published: April 28, 2015
AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching and pulse-pounding read. Set in a rich, high-fantasy world with echoes of ancient Rome, it tells the story of a slave fighting for her family and a young soldier fighting for his freedom.
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
  Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
  It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
  But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
  There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.
1. I was super excited about this book months before it came out because it sounded like a really complex story set in a really cool and unique world that you don't really see a lot of in YA fiction. The cover was obviously why it first caught my eye and when I bought it, I couldn't wait to read it. A friend of mine (@bibliophilically) recently messaged me on Instagram about wanting to discuss it with me and seeing as I hadn't yet read it, I just had to drop everything else and hurry up and read this book! My friend was raving about it and I just had to see what the hype was about. Here's the review!
2. The first thing that really wowed me about the book was the world it was set in. It was a very historical world that consisted of ancient buildings and architecture and also had warriors, an Empire, slavery, magic, old-school sword fights and lots of war. It was a pretty complex world and I would've loved to know more about it's history and how the Empire and its workings came to be. I loved how it was all described and how beautifully detailed everything was and how Sabaa Tahir was able to build everything up and make the surroundings very visual. Needless to say, I want to visit it!
3. The characters in this book were also really interesting. I loved Laia's character because of how weak she thought of herself and I really liked how much she grew and how much courage she gathered as the story played out. Elias was also a really fun character to follow. I liked that he wasn't cruel like the rest of the Masks but he was also dedicated to his friends even though the Empire was something he wanted nothing to do with. His loyalty lied only with what he believed was right. Other side characters such as Laia's friends and even the Commandant, were really interesting to get to know and I would've loved to see more background to all of them too. I can only imagine for now what their stories are and I really hope I get to know them in a sequel.
4. Lastly, I was just amazed at the writing style of Sabaa Tahir. She was able to build an amazing and complex story and the way she worded everything was so beautiful and I'm seriously jealous of how her mind was able to come up with the storyline, characters and the world. The book wasn't too complicated to understand even though there were a lot more details that weren't explained to save time for the rest of plot. I seriously hope this amazing author writes a sequel for this book because I can't stand not knowing what happens next!
I didn't give this book a five-star rating because there were a lot of questions unanswered and a few loose strings that weren't tied up at the end of the book. It ended in a huge cliffhanger and even though this was meant to be a stand-alone, it was written in a way of a second book still to come and I really hope that rings true!
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Entwined by Heather Dixon on Sale for $1.99!

Just when Azalea should feel that everything is before her—beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing—it's taken away. All of it. And Azalea is trapped. The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. So he extends an invitation.
Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest, but there is a cost. The Keeper likes to keep things. Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.
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Monday, May 11, 2015

Music Matching Monday: Shatter Me

For this book, only one song came to mind, partly because the song has the same title as the book. In this book, Juliette has to struggle with keeping her unique power under control and keep from hurting anybody. Her touch is lethal and she feels both emotionally and literally trapped inside herself and a mental facility because of her powers. She tries hard to stay as normal as she can but in the end, realizes that the only way she'll ever be free is when she's able to accept herself for what and who she is as well as breaking free from the chains she's been put in. The song I chose for this book talks about "breaking the glass" and how there's no one to catch you if you take the risk of breaking free and "take the dive". I feel like that's exactly what Juliette struggles to overcome, fear of not only shattering her barriers but also shattering herself in the process.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Review: Biowars Issue #1 Infection by Mark Powers

 Biowars Issue #1: Infection by Mark Powers
Rating: PG
Genre: Comic, Action, Sci-Fi
Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Page Count: 28
First issue of the Biowars series

In the story of Biowars, that character is Alexander Hawking, a regular guy attending a city college in Manhattan. There is, in short, nothing remarkable about Alex. But then his father inadvertently passes a germ to him, and with it, a destiny. It’s not just any germ, but a microbe designed to annihilate the human immune system. The inner-realm of Alex’s body is a universe unto itself, as vast and complex as our own world. It is an alien setting where strange creatures inhabit living terrain and glide through pulsating corridors. To them, it is the BioCosmos.
As in human society, each of these beings has a role to play that supports the greater whole. The BioCosmos has its own supreme council, defenders, messengers, intelligence officers, and healers. These characters are known as the BioWarriors.
1. DISCLAIMER: I was asked to give a full and honest review of this book. These are my thoughts and my review.  I actually hadn't heard of this comic until recently when I was contacted and asked to check out this story and asked to review it. I've been on the lookout for some graphic novels and comics to review for this blog and I was really excited when I found out about this story. I've really gotten obsessed with comics and graphic novels lately so I pretty much picked this one up immediately after downloading it. Here's the review and I hope you guys enjoy!


2. I always like to start off with the characters so let's do that! I actually really enjoyed the characters in this book and I have to say that Humron was my favorite! He was really sarcastic and was always cracking a joke just because he could. I thought all the characters were so cool and so cool looking for that matter! I really loved them from the very first page and I can't wait to check out the second issue! They all had pretty great character development despite how short and quick it was to read and I thought it was a pretty promising start.

3. The art, needless to say, completely blew me away! I loved seeing how much color and detail went into the illustrations in this book and I honestly couldn't stop staring at it. I'm an art student myself who loves bright colors and this comic delivered so well on the bright colors and the effects and details and depth in each picture. I really loved it and the illustrations were what really hooked me into the story. I can't wait to see what kinds of illustrations I'll see in the next issue so I'm excited! I mean, just look at that cool glowing blue thing!

4. Even though it was a very short and quick read, I still would recommend this comic to anyone who wants a quick read and loves anything with really cool creatures, unique super-hero-like characters and awesome pictures! I enjoyed this one overall and I really encourage you to pick up your copy! Link above!

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover

Confess by Colleen Hoover
Rating: PG-13
Genre: NA Romance, Contemporary, Drama, YA Fiction
Score: 4.5 Stars
Page Count: 320
Stand Alone Novel
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: March 10, 2015
Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.
For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.
The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…  
1. So I had so many people recommend Colleen Hoover books to me ranging from her very first book to this latest one. I was really interested in this book in particular because of it's setting in the city of Dallas, my home town and it's art theme. Two of my favorite things combined into one story. Sounds like a winner to me! I thought this book would be a great start to getting into Colleen Hoover's books and so I picked it up at the bookstore a few weeks ago and finally got around to reading it. So here's the review!
2. First off, I really liked all the characters in this book. They weren't my favorite group but they definitely had really great development. I thought that they were all pretty realistic though a little too dramatic at some points. I really liked Auburn in the end after I got to know her character and past a little bit more. She's a very determined character who's just a little afraid of change. I was also really interested in Owen's character because he seemed like a very dynamic character and was very creative but also seemed to be hiding a lot from a lot of people. The side characters were great as well and I really enjoyed reading about them.
3. The writing for this book was so beautiful and incredibly praise worthy! I knew that Colleen Hoover was a very hyped author but I didn't really understand why until I read this book. Her writing was so beautiful and she described some of the most dull things in such an amazing way and is definitely on my ever-growing list of favorite authors. I loved how she used the simplest ways to build up her characters and story and she was able to weave everything together seamlessly and it was absolutely amazing how she was able to do that. Needless to say, I'm already obsessed with her writing!
4. I really enjoyed all the mystery and the twists and turns behind the characters and storyline. I couldn't help but become invested in the story because of how much I wanted to find out what was going on and what certain people were hiding from each other. Secrets came out and confessions were made and overall, this book had me on the edge a few times. 
5. Lastly, I really loved that the book included pictures of some of the art work mentioned in the book and I was amazed by the art work. The colors were beautiful and it was really cool to see the actual paintings that Own created and I thought it just brought the book to life a little more. It was a really great read and I highly recommend this book if you want to get into some of Colleen Hoover's books but don't know where to start.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Review: Secret Identities by Various Authors (GN)

Secret Identities: The Asian-American Superhero Anthology by Various Authors
Rating: PG
Genre: Graphic Novel, Pop Culture, Anthologies
Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Page Count: 194
Stand Alone
Publisher: The New Press
Published: May 3, 2009
Appealing to both comics fans and Asian Americans seeking to claim their place in American culture, Secret Identities makes brilliant use of the conventions of the superhero comic book to expose the real face of the Asian American experience.
This groundbreaking graphic anthology brings together leading Asian American creators in the comics industry including Gene Yang (National Book Award finalist for American Born Chinese), Bernard Chang (Wonder Woman), Greg Pak (The Hulk), and Christine Norrie (Black Canary Wedding Special) to craft original graphical short stories set in a compelling shadow history of our country: from the building of the railroads to the Japanese American internment, the Vietnam airlift, the murder of Vincent Chin, and the incarceration of Dr. Wen Ho Lee.
Entertaining and enlightening, Secret Identities offers whiz-bang action, searing satire, and thoughtful commentary from a community too often overlooked by the cultural mainstream, while showcasing a vivid cross-section of the talents whose imagination and creativity is driving the contemporary comics renaissance.

1. I was really excited to read this graphic novel, not only because I was in the mood for one but I was really interested in the Asian-American theme of this one. I love diversity and I thought this one delivered beautiful on that. I thought it was a really fun and laugh-out-loud type of graphic novel so let's get into the review!

2. The first thing I really loved about this graphic novel was obviously the art styles. Each short story had it's own art and I thought it was really cool to see that. I definitely had my favorites, however, but it was really cool to see how each story was illustrated differently and how each style matched the storyline and it's characters.

3. I also really loved how many genres were in this graphic novel. I think it definitely had something for everyone. It had stories from the war years, the silver age, modern day and even futuristic stories. I have to say that I really loved the modern day ones the best because I found them the funniest for an unknown reason. I really enjoyed these different time eras that each story was placed in and I think you'll find at least one story that will stick out to you.

4. I thought this graphic novel was so funny at times and even a little depressing at others. Some stories were heartwarming and beautiful whereas others were action packed and full of fighting and even had some girl-power in a few! I found myself laughing out loud at some of the characters and stories and I just overall really loved everything about this book. It's one that I highly recommend if you want a superhero story that focuses on multiple. I would love to see a few of these become full-length graphic novels, such as "Meet Joe" by Koji Steven Sakai.  It was a really fun read and I'll more than likely be picking it up again in the future!

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P.S: Is anyone on a Marvel/Superhero kick at the moment? I had to watch ten hours of Marvel movies in a 24-hour time period and I'm pretty sure I'm going insane.

P.S.S: The Avenger: Age Of Ultron was AWESOME!!!! Okay, bye.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Music Matching Monday: Paper Towns

In honor of this amazing book coming to the big screen in just a few weeks, I decided I'd pair this book up with a song. In this book, we follow a young boy named Q and his band of misfit friends as they try to piece together the mysterious disappearance of the spontaneous Margo, the girl Q just might be in love with. This book is heavily themed with friendship, love and just a little bit of revenge and what it means to be there for someone no matter what. I love how this book also talks about life in general, how things really aren't what they appear to be. I thought it was a very inspirational book about life and what it means to have people who truly care about you and how even though every day may seem a bit drab, it never fails to have a little adventure.
 A THOUSAND MILES by Vanessa Carlton

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Avengers Book Tag!

Hey, bookworms! So as you can see, this is the Avengers book tag that I'm going to be doing today, my first original tag! Now, I'm aware that there are quite a few tags similar to this one such as the Marvel and Super Hero tags. I wrote all these categories ahead of time before researching to see if this tag already existed so as to not have my questions influenced. Here's a link to a similar booktube tag that you can watch here! Without further ado, here's the tag!
1. Captain America: Name an old-fashioned character. 
For this one I chose Nancy Drew. Not only is she an old-fashioned detective, but she also wears the cutest fifties inspired clothes and does things her own way. She's also a very big fan of justice and will do whatever she has to do in order to catch a criminal and solve a crime. She's not afraid of to get her hands a little dirty in order to find evidence and she's also a timeless character!
2. Thor: Name a book with other worldly enemies.

I actually had quite a few options for this one but decided to go with "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children". This book had some very interesting and scary enemies that I really loved. Now this category doesn't necessarily mean enemies from another planet but just enemies that aren't from this world. Which is the case with this book- these enemies were from a different time which was pretty cool!
3. Hulk: Name a character with a temper.
For this one, I chose the evilly cunning Count Olaf from The Series Of Unfortunate Events. Count Olaf isn't one to back down easily and will pretty much do anything to get a hold of the Baudelaire fortune. You don't want to mess with this guy when he's mad or furious and you especially don't want to get in his way otherwise you'll suffer some very deadly consequences if you know what I mean . . .

4. Iron Man: Name a sassy and sarcastic character.

Since Iron Man can't seem to stay serious for too long, I chose Jordan from "Asylum". Jordan was very sassy indeed and didn't think too kindly towards anything scary or creepy and drew the line at creepy basements. I loved Jordan because he was always cracking a joke and was always so sarcastic with his friends. He was probably my favorite character from the book and I would love to have him as a friend!

5. Black Widow: Name a bad-ass female character.

There were a few female characters that popped into my mind for this one but I decided to go with Celaena Sardothien from the "Throne Of Glass" series. She's a very strong and independent female protagonist who was trained from birth to be the best assassin she could possibly be. She's completely focused on the tasks she's given and doesn't take too kindly to authority and despite her dark past, she always chooses to do the right thing no matter the consequences. She's a fighter and knows how to take care of herself.

6. Spider-Man: Name a character who's always cracking jokes.

Only one character came to mind for this one and that was the amazing Captain Thorne from "Cress". I chose him because he can never stay serious for too long and is always cracking jokes at the worst possible times and is so sassy and hilarious. He really does laugh danger in the face and I love it when he tries to stay calm in a situation but always fails and says something sarcastic that could probably get him killed.

7. Hawkeye: Name a bad guy gone good.

Still riding the Lunar Chronicles train, I chose Wolf for this one. Wolf has a bit of a dark past and struggles to decide whether or not he wants to walk on the good or dark side. He eventually realizes that he's capable of a lot more than just killing and fighting and wants to help Scarlet and the rest of the Lunar gang to take down Queen Levana.

8. Falcon: Name a character with a complex past.

Once again, I had a few characters that I was considering for this one but decided on Adelena from "The Young Elites". She has a pretty complex past, considering she fell incredibly ill as a child, was abused by her father and grew up without a mother. She's a really interesting character for those reasons but she's also very powerful and struggles to find out who she really is inside.

So that's it for this tag! Please feel free to do this tag if you want and pretty please with gummy worms on top give me credit! Read on bookworms! See you in the next chapter!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

April Wrap-Up and May TBR!

So I didn't have as successful a reading month this time around but I was still able to read eight books. I'm in the beginning stages of a reading slump so bare with me here!

The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket (reread)
October Baby by Eric Wilson & Theresa Preston
What Happened To Goodbye by Sarah Dessen (reread)
Airhead by Meg Cabot (Airhead #1)
Confess by Colleen Hoover
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
The Notebook Girls by Julia Baskin, Sophie Pollitt-Cohen, Lindsey Newman & Courtney Toombs
Secret Identities by Various Authors