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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco review!

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco!

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+B: Had a weird pace and took me a while to like the characters.

“Roses have both petals and thorns, my dark flower. You needn’t believe something weak because it appears delicate. Show the world your bravery.”

I have had this book on my shelve for years. Since like 2016 because I got an arc at ALA and I was really interested in reading it but for some reason it took me two years to pick it up. Like I kept telling myself that I was going to read it and this year I finally told myself that I’m going to read it! So I picked it up and I read it and I really enjoyed this book! This book follows a girl named Audrey who is very smart and wonderful and she starts investigating the crimes of Jack the Ripper with a boy named Thomas who I love and a lot of stuff happens and it is so good!

I was worried about what was going to happen because i have heard mix reviews on this book and I really wanted to like it. But I can honestly say that this book is fun. I mean it is not the best thing out there and there were so moments that honestly had me a bit bored and the writing isn’t flawless but the plot is so interesting. A lot of people said that they were able to call the ending but I wasn’t. I was very sure that the killer was someone else so when the real killer was confirmed I was oh shit what the hell!

Have you guys read this book? If you have what did you think? Did you like it? I hope you guys liked because I thought it was great. I hope you enjoyed this post and make sure to look out for more coming your way soon. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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Grace

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Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry Rant/Review!

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry!

WARNING SPOILERS

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F: Wasn’t a good read and a was a waste of time. Characters were dulled and annoying and so was the plot line.

“Good intentions don’t excuse destroying somebody’s culture. Good intentions don’t excuse anything. We can’t judge dead men by our standards, fine, but we choose who we canonize, and we can do better. Shouldn’t we want to do better?”

So it’s been a while since I posted anything on this blog and when I was getting ready to write this review I realized that it has been a while since I posted anything about books! My last couple posts have been about tv shows! So since I’m now posting again I think it is time we head back to what I’m good at which is ranting about the books I hate! And for this one we have a book that a lot of people love and have called the funniest book they have ever read and that is Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry. This book is about a boy named Michael who is an atheist and he is very angsty because he is a boy in a YA novel and they all have to have problems. Basically his dad got a new job, they moved, and Michael is sent to a Catholic school and he hates it before he steps into it. Then a lot of stuff happens and in a short summary I hate this book.

I didn’t know what to think about this book before I started because I am Catholic and I’m fine reading about other people’s belief because I believe that everyone has a right to believe what they want. But I was worried that this would be a book where Michael was going to be like the one who showed everyone the light about what was really out there and that sounds terrible to me. I believe everyone can believe what other they want but one way is not better then the other. My way isn’t better then yours and yours isn’t better then mine. OKAY! But the more I hear about this book the more it sounded like a book about people with beliefs were coming to together and getting stuff done and that it was gonna have the messages that we can still work together even though we are different. That is not what Heretics Anonymous is about!

This book is supposed about these group of kids who go to a Catholic school but they either aren’t Catholic or don’t agree with everything in the Catholic Church *which is understand able but the group Heretics Anonymous is barely in the book. The book mainly just focuses on Michael who is the most judgmental and annoying and overdramatic character I have ever read about! I hated him so much! His love interest Lucy who is the best thing about this book and she deserves so much better then fucking Michael. I mean she is a feminist that goes to a catholic school and she wants to be a priest but she can’t because she is a women and I wanted her to be happy! Why couldn’t I have read a book about her with no Michael! The book also focuses on Lucy’s friend Avi who is jewish and gay and that seems to be his focus as a character because it felt like every other scene he was talking about how he was jewish and gay. Can we please just have a gay character that is more than the fact that he is gay please!

It wasn’t just that though the story couldn’t decide whether it wanted Michael and Avi to be friends or enemies and so he would nice at times and then there were times where I wanted to punch him in the face. Also when Michael first meets him and he discovers that he is jewish he asks him how jewish is he and it is supposed to be funny but I cringed because who the hell asks someone that! There also a scene where Michael finds out that Avi is gay and he asks if he is attractive to him and I did the biggest eye roll because I thought we were past dumb joke like this! I MEAN ITS 2018! This book also doesn’t really have a plot. Michael is basically an asshole for 300 pages and the club Heretics Anonymous is barely in the book. It’s Michael being a dick, wishing he could have sex with Lucy, hating his parents, being a child, and wanting to take down this school.

Also there are five club members and the book only focuses on three of them. Yeah the other two are interesting characters and I enjoyed them when they were there but they were barely touched on which SUCKED! Max and Eden have a lot going on and we didn’t talk them about them. There were a couple of other characters that weren’t in the club and they were dull as fuck. They were just really cliche and they didn’t add anything to the story. I’m gonna talk about one of my least favorite scenes which is this scene between Michael and Lucy. I don’t remember how it got to this point but basically they are fighting and Michael just yells that Lucy puts too much faith in her mom and too much faith in God and neither of them care about her and I wanted to throw this book across the room! She doesn’t deserve him. She doesn’t. I hate Michael so much!

I think we need to stop this because I’m just repeating myself at this point. Basically I hate this book. It overhyped. It is not funny. It is not entertaining in anyway. Look if you like this book than good for you I’m glad one of us got some entertainment from it. I hope you enjoyed this review and make sure to look out for more coming your way. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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Grace

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YOU HAVE TO WATCH LUCIFER!

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m talking about Lucifer!

WARNING SPOILERS

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If you saw my favorite shows for the summer then you saw this show sitting high on the number one spot on that list because I spent my summer just binge watching this show. I like remember when this show first came out and I remember thinking like I don’t think I’m gonna watch that. It just didn’t seem like a show that would be on the air for that long and then my mom started watching it this summer and I watched a couple episodes with her and I really enjoyed it. So I decided to start watching it with my sisters and I really enjoyed watching this show and it is so good and so funny and I loved it. Basically as you can guess from the title of it this show follows Lucifer who is the devil. He has been running hell for years and he decides that he doesn’t want to do it anymore so he and a demon named Maze move to LA. He owns a night club and just makes deals with people and also drinks and has a lot of sex. But when someone that he made a deal with dies, he begins looking for her murderer and then he just starts working for the police.

This show has like the cliche with one person not being a cop who starts working with them and usually I don’t love it because they are just predictable and I can see how you can say this show is predictable but for me the fact that it has a supernatural element to it and the humor is amazing I very much enjoy it. This show is so amazing and wonderful. Lucifer is just so funny and I love him. Tom Ellis was wonderful as Lucifer. I love how he does this character and how he does his lines. He is so amazing. Everyone on this show is so great. I love the relationships between the characters and everything is so great. I love him and Dr. Martin and how for the most part of the show she thinks that he is just making everything a big metaphor and I find it very funny. Then she is just a really funny character and I enjoy having her and everyone else around.

I love his brother. I didn’t know what to think about him at first because he was just kind of there but the more the show went on I really grew to love him. He plays the principle in Season Seven of Buffy and THE MAN DOESN’T AGE! Their mother who is kind of like Mother nature is just so amazing. She has the same humor like everyone else as she is mean and rude and crude and she is amazing at it. I’m very interested to see what will happen next with her character because season two ends with Lucifer letting her go off and like create her own world free from God and then the woman who is she was possessing suddenly reappears. I was unfortunately unable to see what happens next because stupid hulu took season three off and I was very upset! Every other day I will be like I want to watch season three! I need to know what will happen next because I love it.

Lucifer is an amazing show and I’m so happy that isn’t canceled because I love it too much. I can’t wait for it to come onto netflix and I can’t wait to see season three and I’m still mad that hulu fucking took it off before I could finish it. Netflix if you are reading this will you go ahead and post season three so that I can watch it. Please and thank you so much. I love this show and you guys should check it out before the next season comes out. Have you guys watched this show? What did you think of it? Did you like or did you hate it? Let me know! I hope you enjoyed this review and make sure to look out for more coming your way. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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Grace

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Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir Review | Season 2 EP 8: Gigantitan

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing the eighth episode of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir season two!

WARNING SPOILERS

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Once again we aren’t doing non spoiler stuff because it is just too much work for me just to say something that I will clearly say in more detail later. Look I’m a lazy person okay! Leave me alone. If you don’t know I have been reviewing all the Miraculous episodes in season two that have been put on Netflix. I have been most of them. I do one on the last Friday of every month. I’m not going to link them all because I have gotten very lazy over the past couple of months and I don’t want to do it anymore even though it takes up much of my word count so then I will like I did more work then I really did. But we are not here to talk about how much time and effort I put into my work what are you my teacher? *you are then please leave this is awkward. 

Okay so here we are talking about another Miraculous episode. So last time we talked was about Dark Owl which was a heavy episode. There was an almost reveal and a moment where Marinette almost got her miraculous taken away from her. EVERYTHING WAS CRAZY! So of course we go from a very intense episode to honestly a very very funny one because this episode is just crazy. Crazy stupid that is but in a good way. So in this episode the villain is a baby that accidentally gets akamaized after Hawkmoth’s attempts to akamized the Gorilla fail. Yeah that’s the episode. It is insane and it is so funny because the villain is a fucking baby. Like watching Hawkmoth being so upset through out this episode was just the funniest thing because he is trying to control a baby that has turned into a giant.

The baby just wants a lollipop and he is sucking on everything that looks like a lollipop and it is the funniest thing. Meanwhile in the being of the episode the girls were trying get Marinette to ask out Adrien and they are all running through the park trying to escape the giant baby that has taken over the streets and help Ladybug because it’s a fucking giant baby. I’m sorry this episode is so random and crazy and I honestly love it. It makes no sense and it is pointless but honestly it is so much fun. Like that is all it is. It just fun. It has nothing to do with the plot and it doesn’t tell else anything about what is happening. A baby just got really big and he wanted a fucking lollipop and he cries a lot and that’s it.

I don’t know what else to say because this episode is just so stupid and I love it because it is just ridiculous. I think that’s it for my review for this episode. IF you would like for me to review the next ones then let me know. Also I have not seen the rest of season two and please don’t leave spoilers in the comments or on my social media thank you very much. I will be watching the rest of season two when it airs and you should to. Have you guys seen season two yet? If you have what did you think? You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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Grace

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A Series of Unfortunate Events Season Two review!

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing A Series of Unfortunate Events Season Two!

WARNING SPOILERS!

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+ A: Perfect show with get characters and fantastic plot line.

If you don’t remember I reviewed the first season of the show which you can read here. Unlike the rest of the world I didn’t grow up reading this series but in 2017 I finished all the books just in time to watch the show which I loved. I really enjoyed the first season. It was so good and very close to the book even giving us more. It was so good! I loved it and I was really excited for the second season. When the second season aired I was so excited to watch it and I can say that it didn’t disappoint. Despite the fact that I have read the books and I knew everything that happens, it had been a year since I finished the books so it wasn’t as fresh on my mind as it had been before. Watching each episode every thing would slowly come back to me with each book and it was so hard.

Because I would be really into a episode and everything would be terrible and then I would remember something and then I would get so much sadder because everything was just gonna get worse. Like with the final episode I forget that this was the book where Sunny gets taken away and I was like ‘NO I’M NOT FUCKING READY’ and I wanted to cry looking at Sunny staring at Klaus and Violet as she being driven away AND THEN THE FUCKING CLIFFHANGER! OF COURSE THEY HAD TO MAKE THE JOKE! THEY HAD TO DO IT! I SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT COMING BECAUSE IT TOTALLY SEEMS LIKE SOMETHING THEY WOULD DO!

The jokes this season. Oh my god! They just got so much funnier and there was so much shade being thrown and I loved it. Most of the jokes in the being of the episode were just about how they were orphans and it was so mean and I couldn’t help but laugh even though it was terrible. Like when Carmelita Spats is introduce the teacher is just like ‘Both of her parents are alive’ and my sisters and I were just like ‘what the fuck man’. I love how we meet Olivia earlier. I felt more of a connection to her and everything but that said watching the chase and being let down all the time was getting hard to watch. With the Hospital episode just like the book, it wasn’t my favorite. They both felt like they were dragging on for a while and even my dad said that.

This season was much more emotional than the last season and I feel like that is why it needs to be because I felt the same way about the books. With every book I felt like I was gonna cry every time I finished one. I’m not ready for this show to end because I’m having a really good time. Also that last book is really crazy.  Have you guys watched this show? What did you think of it? Did you like or did you hate it? Let me know! I hope you enjoyed this review and make sure to look out for more coming your way. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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Grace

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Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi review!

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing Restore Me by There Mafi!

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-A: Good story with characters that got better and a slow plot line

“I cannot let the broken girl inside of me inhale all that I’ve become. I cannot revert back to another version of myself. I will not shatter, not again, in the wake of an emotional earthquake.”

If you don’t know earlier this year I read the first three books in the Shatter Me series and I really enjoyed them. I did a whole series review which you can check out here. Basically I took a break after I finished Ignite Me because I was scared that if I rushed into it too fast then I wouldn’t like it. I’m glad I did that though because I think that if I had gone into this book right after finishing the first trilogy I would not have liked it. It’s not this book wasn’t good or anything. This book was amazing but I do think that the beginning of this book should have been like an epilogue of Ignite Me. It was basically just like ‘hey that’s everyone and here what is going’ and it was really slow and I don’t think that I would have liked that. Also the main thing is that the Shatter Me series has been plot focused for the main first thing books but with this book really focuses on the characters and that would have been a really big change for me.

Every Shatter Me book is different the previously one and this one was very different from the other ones. Taking a break was a good thing because I really loved Ignite Me and I don’t think I would have been able to let myself love this book. That being said I really enjoyed this book. It was honestly really good. I only gave it four stars which is the lowest I’ve given a shatter me books but I still really liked and I wouldn’t call it my least favorite. Look basically there were parts of this book that I loved and there were parts of this book that I thought maybe should have been somewhere else but anyway the positives out weigh the negatives for me and that’s why I can’t say it’s my least favorite. My favorite part of this book how much more connected I felt to the characters. While you learn stuff about the characters in the other books, it finally felt like we had a second to just sit down and be with them. It also helped that we got Warner’s POV and let me tell you I did not think I could love him and Juilette more but I did and there were many scenes where I felt broken.

There are my kids and I just want them to be happy but look I have two more books left to go in this series and based on how I felt after reading this it’s not going be a fun time for me. I’m basically gonna die. Look I knew that this book had a crazy ending because everyone was talking about and you think that because of that it wouldn’t have the big of an affect on me and I kind of guessed in the beginning but when the ending came I was so shook! I WAS DYING! AND WAS JUST IS THAT REALLY THE ENDING! I was going through the book to see if I missed something because shit I couldn’t believe it! This book is just so good. I love it.

So while this is my lowest rated book in the series it honestly it isn’t my least favorite in the series as honestly a lot of stuff happened that I really enjoyed. I felt like even though not a lot happened plot wise like the other books this book had a lot more character stuff which I very much loved. Have you guys read this book? If you have what did you think? Did you like it? I hope you guys liked because I thought it was great. I hope you enjoyed this post and make sure to look out for more coming your way soon. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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Grace

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You Have to Watch Trollhunters!

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m talking about Trollhunters!

WARNING SPOILERS!

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I did not plan on watching this show. Like this had no appeal to me what so ever. But as usually someone knew started watching it which was my little sister and I had to check it out. Because she begged me to watch it. And also I kept asking a lot of questions because a lot of stuff happens in this show and I was very confused. So I was like you know what I’ll watch it and once again I made the mistake of thinking that because it was a show marketed towards kid that it wouldn’t affect me that much. And I was very very wrong. This show holy shit is so intense and amazing and oh my gosh it is so good. This show really reminds me of Percy Jackson. Like the chemistry between the characters and the feel of the show and the fact that it can be funny but have a very serious plotline going through it.

So basically this show follows Jim Lake Jr who is a young boy that is just normal, he takes care of his mother who is a very busy doctor, he has a best friend named Toby, and he has a crush on a popular girl named Claire. One day though he finds an amulet and he becomes this thing called a Trollhunter, which is a person that protects trolls from the evil and usually trolls are trollhunters. We watch as Jim deals with his normal life and being a trollhunter and trying to save the world. And it is amazing. This show was created by the guy who directed Shape of Water which is a fun fact because this guy has range. The voice actor who played Jim was Anton Yelchin who if you don’t know played Chekvo in Star Trek and unfortunately passed away in 2016. He still played Jim for part of season 3 before they had to bring another voice actor. They honor him many times through out the show like if you watch the first episode and last episode they honor it to him. It’s really sweet and I got emotional.

Let’s talk about this show and the plot some because i have it. Everything is so good. Okay Jim is a just a boy who wants to help everyone and he is precious and wonderful and I love him so much. Okay you think that Jim would be the cliche hero boy and while sometimes he is, he still has like all this other stuff going for him that because him original and realistic. I really enjoy him and plus he has that Percy Jackson feel to him I mean he wears blue and has black hair. Boy is very close to Percy Jackson. They could basically be twins. Then Toby once again we have a stereo type but he also have his own personality so that he is entertaining and I really like him as a friend and as a character. I really enjoyed his friendship with Jim. They just really work well together. I love them! I love every character in this show like even if I didn’t like them in the beginning I grew to love them by the end.

Claire is an example of this happening because the first half of season one I didn’t enjoy her. I was like just like ‘Give her something else to do other then have Jake save her a million times’ and the second half of season one rolls around and my girl kicks ass and she is so smart and amazing and I will protect this girl to the end! She is just so sweet and loves Jim and her family so much and I was so happy when she got more interesting as the show went on. That’s honestly one of the best things about this show is not one character is one note. They all have different layers and have different things about them that add more. Like there is a bully at the school named Steve and he is a dick the first season and then you learn more about to discover that boy has issues. Also Strickler like the man is so shady and then he is in love with Jim’s mom even though at first he was just using her but then he got feelings and starts to care. When she didn’t remember him and he was all sad and I had some feels guys.

Look this show is amazing. Okay you have to watch. The spin off series is gonna be happening soon so watch this and when the next show comes out you will be ready to watch it. I really enjoyed this show and while it felt me real emotional at some points I had the best time watching it. If you like Star vs the Forces of Evil or Gravity Falls then I would 100% recommend it. Have you guys watched this show? What did you think of it? Did you like or did you hate it? Let me know! I hope you enjoyed this review and make sure to look out for more coming your way. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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Grace

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