It’s gonna be crazy! | Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty review

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty!

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Rating: -B: Could has better and was too slow and only got good at the end

All that precious denial disintegrates in a moment, and you’re left with the truth.

That life is fragile.

That letting yourself love people is the most sadistic form of self-torture.

That the fully alone are lucky bastards who never have to learn to live with worry.”

I’m a big Sherlock Holmes fan. I loved the show Sherlock that was on BBC and I have some of the books and I’ve read them and I don’t hate them! They are fun books to read *well as much fun as classics can be. I also love the Stoker and Holmes book which I have a review for here those are great and underrated and YOU SHOULD GO AND READ THEM IF YOU HAVEN’T BECAUSE THEY ARE AMAZING! I like reading and watching different takes on the Sherlock stories or have something to do with them so when I saw this book, I was just like yes I have to read it!

This book is the first in the Lock and Mori trilogy and it follows teenage James ‘Mori’ Moriarty *who is a girl by the way! that was one the reason i wanted to read it and Sherlock ‘Lock’ Holmes *who doesn’t go by that but Mori calls him that and there is murder that happens and Sherlock creates a game to see who solves the crime first and it gets crazy. What I mean by that is you’ve read or heard or watch the story of1Moriarty and Holmes which is that they are enemies and Moriarty kills people and Sherlock fights back. That’s the story and I knew that when I was coming into it. So as the book goes on an we learn more about the murder and Lock and Mori’s relationship starts to grow the more I realized that this was not going to end well.

This is the start as an opening to what make them in the future so the books starts off with them just meeting. There’s an alarm going off and the teacher sends her down to the basement to go and get him because Sherlock hangs out down for some reason. So you probably know Sherlock which means that the whole meeting is like spent with him asking her different questions about her personal life.

James Moriarty?”
 
“It’s a family name, and I don’t want to talk about it.”
 
“Not Jamie or something more feminine?”
 
I stared at him silently.
 
“Yes, as you said. It’s a fault of mine, always wanting to get the truth out of the matter.” He said it as though he didn’t think it was a fault in the slightest. “But surely there must be a story.”
 
“Really? Sherlock wishes to discuss odd names with me?”

Then they meet later and that’s when the games began. So they go to the park where a murder has happened *because that’s a great spot to take friends and Sherlock is like so how about we see who can solve this first and that’s what brings them closer together.

I have to say I enjoyed this book. It was a fun a little read and it does take that long to read because it’s not that big. There were a lot of things that I liked about it. I liked that we got a new look at Moriarty because she is our heroine of the story. She comes from a family where after her mom passed her dad, a cop, starts getting abusive to her and her brothers and she is really smart. We never really learned a lot about Moriarty before so learning new stuff was cool. I loved having her has out lead for this book but you could always see at some points were I could see her going the path is she goes in the future just by some of the things she said.

So you are a feminist?”
 
“No. Feminists fight for equity, which is an unsatisfactory goal.”
 
He grinned. “You’re not satisfied with equity?”
 
“Why should I be? Men aren’t. For all our generations, men have fought for control and power. Why should women be satisfied to be merely equal?”
 
Sherlock shrugged. “I don’t understand the need for power, really. There are more important pursuits.”
 
“Only those who have never felt powerless can afford to think like you.”

Sherlock was a little different in some ways that I thought but he was basically the same as he is in any version of Sherlock so you know plays violin, smokes, is really really clever. I really loved Lock and Mori’s relationship but like I said we all know how this is going to end so watching it developed and grow it broke my heart because I knew something had to happen to drive Mori to hate him later on. They were just such a happy couple and had so many cute moments.

You are brilliant.”
I bit back my own smile and said, “I am right.”
“You are brilliant and right, and I think we should… that is to say, I should…” He studied my face again, and before I could quip about his staring, he swooped forward and kissed me, gently and just long enough to separate this kiss from the quick and playful kiss I’d given him.”

Yeah that wasn’t their first kiss. It’s a cute scene to make you think it’s their first kiss. No their first kiss happens after the memorial of the first victim and she tells Sherlock something that could help with the case and he’s like no that doesn’t help anything and then she is hurt and then he says sorry and then she kisses.

I must admit watching the great mind of Sherlock Holmes struggle to ask even a single question was perhaps the best part of that wretched day. Other than the kiss itself. I caught my finger touching my lips and turned my back to him, looking over my shoulder briefly to say, “Looked like you needed a distraction.”

It’s a cute yet awkward scene which are most of the romantic scenes between the two but I love it. Still though I know what’s gonna to happen so it’s sad at the time. Other then the two main characters one of the things I loved about this book was the slow burn of the mystery unraveling through out the whole story. We start off knowing very little but these characters are so smart they just figure very thing so quickly. We learn new thing about the mystery and then we discover that the victims all knew Mori’s dead mother and they were apart of this crime team. Mori mets a girl who knew her mother and she tells her about it and that’s when Mori realizes that her dad is the one that is killing everyone.

She gets ridden of the sword that he was using to kill people with and then when you think everything is okay he goes and kills one of her friends that she was re connecting with. Mori tells Sherlock but it’s like one of the rules for the game that they tell each other and she didn’t tell him any of the information and they fight and then she tries to confront her father and he beats the living shit out of her and it’s so hard to read and I’m like emotional. Luckily Sherlock calls the police and they come and save Mori but then she is mad at Sherlock for doing that! She’s like you betrayed me and she calls me selfish and I’m like Mori you need to chill he did this because he cares about you. I thought she forgave him but then the book ends like this.

And there, sheltered in his arms, I made two startling realizations. I knew that I would love this boy for rest of my life. I knew also that I would never, ever forgive him.”

So it’s like this must been the start of their relationship going south. Which I’m not really looking forward to because it’s going to be so sad when In case you are wondering because I haven’t talked about we do have other characters make appearances in this book we have Mycroft appear and he is gay in this book and I was like cool.

Your creepy lurker persona? Yes, I’m sure that does well with the ladies.”
Mycroft might have visibly shuddered. “As I said, I’ve given up women?”
“For Lent?”
“When I was fourteen and kissed my first boy.”

He and Sherlock’s relationship is okay at best and I say that because they aren’t bickering a lot and there’s a line where Mycroft was talking to Mori as she’s leaving their house at night about how he cares about Sherlock.

Then we have one short scene with Mori and John and I might as I just say how mad I was about the lack of John Watson in this book. That is probably my one compliant about  this book was that there wasn’t a lot of John in this book. I mean he even made a appearance in Stoker & Holmes, I mean he wasn’t there a lot him in that but it was more than this. John got a short half a page scene and then he was mentioned like two more times and that’s it.

Watkins?” I said as a question as a question to the arm I’d grabbed. I was hoping the arm’s owner would would point me in the right direction and maybe even confirm that was the boyfriend’s name. Turns out I had unfortunate luck.

He scowled. “I’m Watson. But I prefer John, if it’s all the same. Let go of my arm.”

He could have been a bigger part of these books. He could have been like the narrator telling the story that would have been fun. I mean I know it’s about Sherlock and Moriarty but why couldn’t he have a bigger part. Maybe he does later on in the other books. I have to wonder if John and Sherlock met because they are going to school together and I don’t think Sherlock would not know of him. And if he did know of him then would he forget him and then would they followed the events of the Study in Scarlet when they first met.

Mrs. Hudson is mentioned a couple times but it’s not the same. I had such a fun time reading this book and I loved it. If you like Sherlock related books then I think you’ll enjoy this but don’t into expecting some action packed book because it’s a slow burning mystery novel it takes time and once it gets there is great! I just finished the second book Mind Games which was also so amazing!

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A review for that should be coming soon because it was really great and I have a lot to say about it and then the third and I’m guessing final book comes out in November. Maybe next week and if not then it should either be the Avengers Book Tag or my 13 Reasons Why rant / review. Have you guys read this book? 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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LIKE WHERE DO I EVEN BEGIN!?!? | Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing the book that I’ve been waiting for months which Lord Of Shadows By Cassandra Clare, the second book in the Dark Artifices trilogy!

WARNING SPOILERS

AND EMOTIONAL RAMBLINGS

because guess whose a emotional

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

Everyone is afraid of something. We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don’t wish you didn’t fear anything. All that would mean is that you didn’t feel anything.”

OH MY GOD!!! THIS IS BOOK I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOREVER TO READ AND IT WAS SO WORTH IT!! If you didn’t know already, I’ve been posting reviews for the Shadowhunter Chronicles over the past couple months for my review of this book. I have already review City of BonesCity of AshesCity of GlassCity of Fallen AngelsCity of Lost Souls, City of Heavenly FireLady MidnightThe Infernal Devices, Tales from Shadowhunter Academy, and the first season of Shadowhunters which you should check out. SO here it is the review for Lord of Shadows and here’s what I have to say THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING AND PERFECT AND THAT LAST PART FUCKED ME UP REAL GOOD!! I was really excited to read this book if you didn’t know and this book really messed me up let me show you some of my tweets.

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Also in other Cassandra Clare unblocked me on twitter. So yay!!! Okay back to the review,  this book was so great, funny, emotional, heartwarming, emotional, and emotional. Oh man this book was just amazing! This book is about the same size of Lady Midnight and it somehow seemed bigger than it really was. Maybe because I read it on my kindle and not with an actual copy of book. The that it seems bigger wasn’t a compliant, I loved it because it made it seem like it would last forever! But it didn’t. Also like turns out this book wasn’t preorder so I had to go buy after I got home from school but this book came out during exam week and I had a french exam the next day so I couldn’t read it. I’m texting my best friend like ‘I really want to read it!’ and she’s like ‘no you have finals, just put your kindle away!’ So I like stuff my kindle under my bed but as I’m trying to go to sleep, I given in and read like 10% of Lord of Shadows before going to bed.

I tried to do notes for this but I was just like there is no time, you only have time to read this book! I’ve been putting a lot of effort into not getting spoiled for this book like Christine Riccio’s review came out *which you have read the book then go watch her review and all of her book reviews because she is amazing and so funny and I so wanted to watch it but I was just no I can’t! Even though I’ve finished the book, I have still haven’t watched her review because I need to get this done. That’s why the title of the review is called I don’t even know where to start because I don’t know where to start with this review like it is all out of order!

This book starts off Kit trying to adjust to being a Shadowhunter and the lost Herondale and he is doing that by following the steps of Jace which is being angsty *in my head I was singing that part! He is trying to steal some pretty daggers from the institute and Jace catches him and they start talking and it was pretty great. Some of the Mortal Instruments gang makes an appearance which is Jace and Clary and Magnus and Alec and their kids which I loved because its just refreshing to have the people from the other books come in.

Jace and Clary are there to help the new Herondale deal with everything like the fact that his dad is dead and everything he knew wasn’t true. Okay can we just talk about the fact that Clary is having dreams that she might die! Like what the hell is up with that? So I told my sister that Clary said no to his proposal and my sister takes my kindle from me and starts reading the scene and then suddenly she is like gasping from shock and I’m like girl what are you doing and then she gives me my kindle back and I’m reading the scene and it’s like what the hell.

I used to have dreams,” Clary said. She was staring out at the path the moon left across the dark water, like a slash of white bisecting a black canvas. “When I was your age. Dreams of things that were going to happen, dreams of angels and prophecies. After the Dark War was over, they stopped. I thought they wouldn’t start again, but just these past six months, they have.”

Emma felt a bit lost. “Dreams?”

“They’re not as clear as they used to be. But there’s a sense—a knowing something awful is coming. Like a wall of darkness and blood. A shadow that spreads out over the world and blots out everything.” She swallowed. “There’s more, though. Not so much an image of something happening, but a knowledge.”

Emma stood up. She wanted to put a hand on Clary’s shoulder, but something held her back. This wasn’t Clary, the girl who’d comforted her when her parents had died. This was Clary who’d gone into the demon realm of Edom and killed Sebastian Morgenstern. Clary who’d faced down Raziel. “A knowledge of what?”

“That I’m going to die,” Clary said.”

Like could this happen? Would Cassie do something like this and kill off the girl who started it all? I have know no idea what to expect from this like what the hell is going to happen! Is Clary going to tell anyone about this? Is she going to tell Jace because how is he feeling about the whole proposal rejection I mean I know they are still together but how long is she going to keep this a secret! What about Simon too? They are Parabatai does he know??? I guess I’ll just have to wait to find out! I was a little disappointed that we didn’t get to see Simon or Izzy in this book like did they get married and if not then can we see the wedding because I want to see my kids get married. If they do get married, is Isabelle going take the last name Lovelace or is Simon going to the last name Lightwood like what is going to happen? Okay I need to calm down next topic.

So Lady Midnight ends with Emma talking to Mark and she’s like we need to fake a relationship and then Mark is like why lie and then it just ends like that. I forgot about that until the book begins and Mark wins a fish at the fair and he gives to Emma and kisses her on the cheek and I start freaking out! Like what the hell, I remember Emma and Julian breaking up because she finds out from Jem that Parabatai that are in love can have strong magic that can drive them insane and they can kill everyone each other and the people they love but I forgot about the Mark part because he doesn’t know about the Julian thing he is just trying to get into a relationship with Emma so he doesn’t focus on Cristina with Diego or Kieran with betraying him. Emma just breaks it off and doesn’t tell Julian why so Julian is so bad about it and he takes a page from how to be angsty kids that says mean shit.

On the topic of confessions, were you planning on telling the rest of Mark’s family why you dumped their brother with no warning?”

Emma looked astonished. “You’re angry that Mark and I broke up?”

“I guess you’ve dumped two of their brothers, if we’re really counting,” he said as if she hadn’t spoken. “Who’s next? Ty?”

He knew immediately he’d gone too far. Ty was her little brother, just as he was Julian’s. Her face went very still.

“Screw you, Julian Blackthorn,” she said, spun on her heel, and stalked back upstairs.”

During this scene I was just like, Julian honey what the fuck are doing! Like all the Julian and Emma moments were filled with tension and I’m like dying over the stuff they are going through. Some of these moments were like the ones from Lady Midnight where there are a lot of almost but there are more actual kisses in this one and then we have the cottage scene! This scene was like the beach scene from Lady Midnight, Emma finally tells Julian everything after Julian admits that he stills loves her and he has never stopped even though he kissed that faerie girl but it turns out that the faerie girl was a shapeshifter and she looked like Emma so that’s why he kissed her. Then they go at it in the cabin and I’m like yes yes YES!!

Julian and Emma decide that nothing is going to stop them from being in love so they decide to find a way to break this parabatai bond. They remember how when Robert Lightwood was exiled his bond with Michael Wayland wasn’t as strong and when Michael died, Robert didn’t even know about it. So they decided that they are going to talk to Robert about Emma being exiled so they can find a way to break this bond and even though Emma would be away from her family and everyone she loves. Now I want them to be together but I don’t know about this ending and with the ending of this book, is it even going to happen? Because with Robert getting stabbed and Livvy dying I don’t know what is going to happen next.

Okay now it’s time to talk about the plot because I’m 1500 words into this and I’ve barely talked about it. Annabel is alive and we discover this at the end of Lady Midnight in the epilogue and we think that Malcolm is dead and that Emma killed him but his body is just thrown into the ocean and they can’t find it and I’m like DID WE LEARN ANYTHING FROM SEBASTIAN!! So we are at the institute with Diana and suddenly Malcolm just appears and is like you will give me a Blackthorn so that I can kill them and raise Annabel from the dead. Julian gets taken by the Seelie Queen and he watches Malcolm kill Arthur then Annabel comes to life and then Annabel kills Malcolm.

And then there are the Centurions, these god awful Centurions. So Perfect Diego is a Centurion and he and Cristina are getting their relationship back on track but then the Centurions come and we met Zara *sighs of annoyance. This bitch can just die because I hate her!!!!! SO MUCH WITH A PASSION!!!!! SHE IS MEAN, RUDE, AND SHE IS JUST LIKE I’M BETTER THAN EVERYONE AND I SAY STUPID SHIT ABOUT GOOD CHARACTERS THAT HAVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING WRONG!!!!!!! She is just like I killed Malcolm even though it was Annabel and she is so rude towards Downworlders and she is just like I heard Magnus Bane put a spell on Alec and I’m like YOU CAN JUST LEAVE!!! When the last part came and they used the sword on Annabel and she admits the truth that she killed Malcolm I was just like HAHAHA ZARA I HOPE THAT KNOCKS YOU DOWN A COUPLE PEGS!!!

I didn’t know what to think about Annabel because she seemed okay at first and she didn’t what to come back to life so they are trying to help her out. So they all come together with Magnus and they are trying to get the truth sorted out but like the day of the thing, Magnus just collapses and I’m like NO MY CHILD DO NOT FUCKING DIE ON ME!! So Kit goes and gets Alec and they have to deal with that and Annabel starts freaking out because they people don’t believe her and they use the sword on her and then she gets upset because they won’t give her the Blackthorn estate and she is just like upset that Magnus isn’t there so she just grabs the sword and stabs Robert! Then Julian and the others are trying to calm her down and then Annabel stabs Livvy!! Precious Livvy!! Adorable sweet Livvy! And the book ends with the family surround other Livvy’s body trying to make sure that she is okay and I’m like dying. I was reading this while I was eating dinner with my cousins and I’m like dying!

Livvy was such a good character and I sad that is she is gone. She had a weird story line with Kit though like they are just hanging out and then she is like just like kiss me and then Kit kisses her. If it were any other couple in the world then I would fine this but considering the fact that every time there is a scene with Kit and Ty, Kit just talks about how beautiful he thinks Ty is! So when they kissed I was just like dude what are you doing I mean you are clearly crushing on Ty hard! I really ship Ty and Kit at first I thought it was weird at first because when they first met they are just fighting and Kit is just he is so beautiful. But now they had do many great moments in this book and I’m like Yes! My favorite moment with them was after Livvy had been attacked in the Shadow Markets and he felt so bad about the attack because in Lady Midnight, Livvy talks about how she wants her and Ty to be parabatai but Ty wants to be a centurion. When Magnus is trying to cure her and he is just a like a parabatai bond could save her and since she doesn’t have one Ty takes the guilt. It’s such a cute scene where Kit is comforting Ty and it’s adorable!

Tell me,” Kit said. Tell me what you need.

“Put your arms around me,” said Ty. His hands were pale blurs in the air, as if Kit were looking at a time-lapse photo. “Hold on to me.”

He was still rocking. After a moment, Kit put his arms around Ty, not quite knowing what else to do.

It was like holding a loosed arrow: Ty felt hot and sharp in his arms, and he was vibrating with some strange emotion. After what felt like a long time he relaxed slightly. His hands touched Kit, their motion slowing, his fingers winding themselves into Kit’s sweater.

“Tighter,” Ty said. He was hanging on to Kit as if he were a life raft, his forehead digging painfully into Kit’s shoulder. He sounded desperate. “I need to feel it.”

Kit had never been a casual hugger, and no one had ever, that he could remember, come to him for comforting. He wasn’t a comforting sort of person. He’d always assumed that. And he barely knew Ty.

But then, Ty didn’t do things for no reason, even if people whose brains were differently wired couldn’t see his reasons immediately. Kit remembered the way Livvy rubbed Ty’s hands tightly when he was stressed and thought: The pressure is a sensation; the sensation must be grounding. Calming. That made sense. So Kit found himself holding Ty harder, until Ty relaxed under the tight grip of his hands; held him more tightly than he’d ever held anyone, held him as if they’d been lost in the sea of the sky, and only holding on to each other could keep them afloat above the wreckage of London.”

So cute! You know what was also so cute, it was Magnus and Alec with their two sons, Max and Rafael. I loved them so much! So when Magnus like passed out, I was just like no you have to live for your kids and Alec so that you guys can get marriage! I need book three like right now and I need those two need to be happy! On another note, you want to know who broke my heart with their love triangleness their names are Mark, Cristina, and Kieran!! So in the last book, Mark and Cristina are sort of starting this thing but then we met Kieran *well remet because we already met him and then they start making out against a tree. In the end of Lady Midnight, Kieran betrays Mark and so Mark breaks it off and Cristina starts dating Diego again. In this book, Mark finds out that Kieran is in trouble and he goes to save him and Emma, Julian, and Cristina come along with him. Cristina and Mark kiss but they still go and save Kieran who doesn’t remember anything at the end of Lady Midnight.

Kieran, Cristina, and Mark become bonded and so they can’t live without each other and Kieran can tell that Mark is hiding something from him which broke my heart because he doesn’t remember anything and Mark won’t break up with him and he just keeps leading him on! There was a lot of tension between the three though and I saw this post on tumblr about how those three would be in a relationship and I would have never had thought that in Lady Midnight but with this book I could totally see it. Now whether it will happen is something that I don’t now about but if it did I would be fine with it. When the Unseelie King gives him his memories back and Kieran remembers, he is so crushed and I’m like crying because he doesn’t deserve it! I love Kieran and even though he has made some mistakes, I just want him to be happy! When he gets memories back and after the fight at the institute, he talks to Mark and tells him that he will testify and then he will leave Mark alone and Mark is like No but Kieran wasn’t there at the whole Annabel show down so I guess he did leave.

That battle against those faerie guys called like the Hunters was epic and if I’m being honest I was kind of expecting someone to die because I saw a tweet that Cassie tweeted which was that like four people died so I was just like who is going to die! No one I loved die…. during that scene they died later on. Oh yeah apart of this book took place in London at the London Institute which I figure probably had something to do with the Last Hours so I was looking for like little easter eggs for that. But I haven’t read that book yet so like I’ll have to goo back and check that. Jessamine’s ghost appears in this and when she did I was like Hey I know you! When she talked about ghosts and then says how Tessa would come to see if Will’s ghost was around but he wasn’t because he died happy. Who else heart broke when she said that? I loved when Kit was looking through the books and he’s just like some idiot named Will H scribbled in all the books. Tessa and Jem weren’t in this but they were mentioned a lot, I’m just wondering what they are up to.

We also met our first transgender character who is Diana and we are also given her backstory which I glad. I mean I had never really know anything about Diana but she is talking to Gywn and she tells him about her past and for the first time we got to see her as a person because in Lady Midnight we just saw her as like the morals of the group and  nothing else but in this we heard her story and I finally got to know her as a person as a character which I loved. What I really loved though was that I can’t wait to see more of her and more of her relationship Gywn because we haven’t seen her with anyone other the kids. We didn’t get to see a lot of Tavvy and Dru in this book, I mean they were still there but not as much as they were in the first book. Dru is in this book more then Tavvy because we flash to her at the institute and she mets Jamie, Perfect Diego’s brother and I felt like something was happening there. I don’t if anything is but something could.

Guys this book was awesome and was much more than what I was expecting! I loved it so much this has got to be my favorite book this year! I wonder what will happen next because I’ve been watching a lot of Christine Riccio’s videos and I rewatched her Lady Midnight review and she talked about how just because Malcolm was stabbed doesn’t mean he was really died and then in this book, she was right he wasn’t really dead so now I’m wondering if all the other theories she could have are possible and I’m freaking out about it! Also this review has broken the record for longest review on my blog with 3718 words. Have you guys read this book? 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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Top 10 Favorite Shows! | 2017 Spring Edition

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m doing a top 10 of all my favorite shows of spring of 2017! I did one for winter in February which you can read here. It’s a little late. It’s very late as it’s almost June but I wanted to do this now before we were too deep into the summer. Let’s began!


#10 The Vampire Diaries

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You’ve probably heard of this show given it came out in the 2009s when everyone was vampire crazy. I’ve been watching this show for a while and I’m only on season two because I’m watching it with my mom and we are always busy doing stuff. We tried to start watching it again but we didn’t remember anything that had happen but it’s fun show to watch that I don’t have to take that seriously.  I read the book and I didn’t like but this show is a lot more enjoyable than the book was. I really like Ian Somerhalder though because he has really pretty eyes and a nice face. I hate Bonnie though Oh my god is she a hypocrite.


#9 Reign

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Again this is another show on CW that I have fun watching and I don’t really have to pay attention to. This show follows Mary, Queen of Scots and I’ve wanted to watch this show for a long time and now that I’m watching it I’m not loving it but I’m not hating it. It’s an okay show that isn’t at all historically inaccurate when it comes to history which I think is hilarious. One they play modern music through out the whole thing, two the outfits aren’t correct for the time period as some of the dresses Mary wears show a lot skin and her elbows which wasn’t allowed during that time because they were weird and hated women, three their is a lot of magic involved with the storyline which I know didn’t happen. But I’m liking this show and if you like CW shows then you’ll love this one.


#8 Supernatural

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I put this show on my last list and I know I raved about it because at the time, I was in love with it. I’ve been in love with it since I was 14 and even though it slowed down a little bit in the later seasons but I loved season 11! It was the best season that they had had in a while and the first half of season 12 was great and I was having so much fun but then the second half of season 12 was so boring and I hated it. Well I I didn’t hate but I was just disappointed with it. Supernatural seemed like it was going to be starting to get good again. The British men of letters thing was boring and the anti-christ storyline was too American Horror Story. Don’t even get me started on that season finale like I’m soo mad! How can they do that to me?! I won’t spoil you on anything but I hope that it doesn’t stay like that for long.


#7 Luke Cage

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Again another show that it’s taking a lot of time for me to watch. I’m enjoy it though and I need to watch more of it before Defenders comes out and I also need to finish Daredevil and watch Iron Fist before Defenders. Luckily I’ll have some free time soon as summer break is near like I have a week of exams and then I’m out of school! I hope to catch up on a lot of shows during my free time. I will finish Luke Cage! I’m enjoying it so far and it’s great! I love all the characters and the story line right now and Mahershala Ali is amazing on this show.


#6 Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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This show is so much fun to watch! It’s like Scrubs or Psych you know it’s in a setting that most shows take seriously and do overly dramatic plot lines but it doesn’t take itself to seriously and tries to just fun. Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows a group of people who work at  a police station in New York if you haven’t guessed and they all have different personalities that make them work together. I love Jake and Amy they are so cute together and even though they have different personalities as he is laid back and she is a giant nerd but they seem to make each other better. I love Terry and I love Rosa! And I just love the whole thing!


#5 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Season three just came onto Netflix and it’s completely random! I love it though. The lemonade parody was amazing and so funny. This show is just a fun and completely random show and you’ll just be laughing really hard when you watch it. It has a really naive main lead who was trapped in a bunker for 15 years and she doesn’t know much about the world. Her roommate Titus is the funniest thing ever and I love the way they interact together. Just go and binge watch all three seasons because it’s so much fun.


#4 Gilmore Girls

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I’m actually re watching this show because I love it so much. I just wanted to get the feel that it gave me when I first watched it two years ago. I’m on the beginning of season four which isn’t my favorite season as you know Lorelai and Rory are in different locations aren’t together most of the time and there’s the whole Dean thing. But I do love seeing young Jared Padalecki, I don’t love his character later in the series and if you are a supernatural fan then you probably thinks it funny that his name is Dean on this show. I’m just going to say this to get it out in the air……*takes a deep breath.… I hate Jess. Sorry not sorry. He’s a jerk. I mean he gets better later like in season 6 and in A Year in a Life.


#3 The Mindy Project

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I need this show to come back on because it’s the final season and I need to know what happens. So season five did something that seemed like Mindy was happy about but then in the last final seconds it shows Mindy looking sad about what she decided to do. I want to know how this last season will play out. Will Danny come back because I miss him? He needs to work out his issues with Mindy and come back because I don’t like Ben that much or at all. I’m sad that it’s the last season because I love Mindy Kaling, she is hilarious and she is so great on this show.


#2 BBC Class

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Again this was on my last list but it’s on airing in America and I’m showing it to my mom and  I love it! I have a review for it which you should totally read here. This show is amazing and it was created by Patrick Ness who is amazing and he never tells the same story twice every and this was a spin off series to Doctor Who! You guys need watch this show because so many people don’t know anything about it and I want a second season because I need to know what happens next! Go watch this show please. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


#1 Parenthood

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I binged watched this series so hard. All six seasons. In a week. I got mad binging skill. This show is a mix of comedy and drama and you will cry and laugh and it’s great. Watch it because it’s so much fun. You’ll have a good time when you aren’t crying.


Well this was fun. I enjoy talking about tv shows, I should do it more. If you were expecting 13 Reasons why and Riverdale well I’m sorry but I don’t watch trash. I’m sorry Riverdale is trash. 13 Reasons Why is just a show that I don’t agree with some of the choices that were made. Do you guys agree with what I’ve said? Have you guys watched any of these shows? If not you really should. I hope you guys enjoy this top 10 list! Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links and check out my link page for more ways to find stuff by me!

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YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK! | Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare and a lot of other people!

WARNING SPOILERS

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

Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy.”

I would just like to say this now I’m not doubling reviewing every week. This is just for now. Tales from Shadowhunter Academy is a book filled that follows Simon Lewis *my babe training to be a shadowhunter and others who have been at the academy. I have already review City of BonesCity of AshesCity of GlassCity of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, City of Heavenly Fire, Lady MidnightThe Infernal Devices, and the first season of Shadowhunters which you should check out. Lord of Shadows is probably out depending on when this is posted and hopefully so is my Heavenly Fire review. I think I preorder Lord of Shadows because my mom said that she did preorder but we never talked about it again so I don’t know. I really hope that it’s preorder!

I remember when the short story came out because I was just like okay this time I’m going to buy all the books and be involved so I bought the first one and I loved it! And then months passed and I hadn’t heard anything and I go on amazon to see that all the short stories had been released and I didn’t know about it! Then I ran out of money so I couldn’t go get the full version so you know when Christmas came I told my family that I wanted Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy and when Christmas morning came, I opened a box from my mom and it’s Shadowhunter Academy! Then my sisters just look at each other and they’re like we also got a copy of Shadowhunter Academy!

And that’s the end of story time!

I had so much reading this book and as I later figured out, you are supposed to read this before Lady Midnight so as I was reading this book somethings in Lady Midnight started making a lot more sense. Which is mainly why I reread Lady Midnight. I loved the fact that this book was mostly focused on Simon Lewis who I love! It follows him after the heartbreaking events of City of Heavenly Fire, trying to learn about the new world of demons and stuff and trying to date Izzy and training to be a shadowhunters. He mets some cool characters that I enjoyed. I loved George Lovelace and he deserved better than what happened in the end!

Life at the Shadowunter Academy was lacking in a lot of things Simon once belived he couldn’t live without: computers, music, comic books, indoor plumbing. Over the past couple of months, he’d gotten mostly used to doing without, but there was one glaring absence he still couldn’t wrap his head around. Shadowhunter Academy had no nerds.” 

I love the other stories that didn’t follow Simon which had stories of the past. One of them followed James Herondale and his time at the Shadowhunter Academy. I don’t know why but I really shipped James and Matthew together, I literally have no clue why I just thought there was just so chemistry between them but in the end they became parabatai and as we learned in Lady Midnight you can not be in love with you parabatai because shit happened along time ago.

Pulvis et umbra sumus,” said James once, out loud in class, after hearing too many whispers. “My father says that sometimes. We are but dust and shadows. Maybe I’m just -getting a head start on all of you.”

There is the story between Robert and his parabatai, Michael Wayland during the time of the Circle with Valentine controlling people and Michael telling him that he was in love with him and Robert acting badly about it.

This book was amazing and I had so much reading and it was great to just read a book that crush me emotionally *it did at some points but it wasn’t like Lost Souls or Heavenly Fire or Clockwork Princess or any other books by Cassandra Clara! Have you guys read this book? 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 hopefully maybe a Lord of Shadow review soon. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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My heart! It hurts! | City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing City of Heavenly Fire, the sixth book in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare!

WARNING SPOILERS

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

Heroes aren’t always the ones who win,” she said. “They’re the ones who lose, sometimes. But they keep fighting, they keep coming back. They don’t give up. That’s what makes them heroes.” 

This is sixth book in the Mortal Instruments series which if you didn’t know I’m re reading the series for the release of Lord Of Shadows which comes out in three days turns out I got the date wrong so these are going to be late. I have already review City of BonesCity of AshesCity of GlassCity of Fallen Angels, City of Lost SoulsLady MidnightThe Infernal Devices, and the first season of Shadowhunters which you should check out.   After this review I’m done with Mortal Instruments reviews, I mean I will stay review Shadowhunter Academy but after I do other things because I have so much to write about if you didn’t read the crazy beginning to my City of Fallen Angels review.

Okay City of Lost Souls was rough and left me crying but this book, this emotional roller coster of a final book nearly destroyed me! Like it’s too much! It felt like there Cassandra Clare was just beating me with this book. The book starts off with us meeting a new character Emma Carstairs who is our female lead for the Dark Artifices and this is her the day her parents died. We get a chance to know her and everyone else that becomes apart of the Dark Artifices series which is something that I loved and I talked about that a little in my Lady Midnight review.

I love the fact that we had a chance to met these characters when they were younger and experience what happened before the Lady Midnight. I just felt like I had a better connection with them because I already knew them and I didn’t really get that with the characters in this series or the other series. The characters reappear through out the book about it’s mostly Emma and Julian and I also loved the young Emma and Julien moments. Like the sword is used on all the Blackthorns and Emma is trying to stand up for them and she’s like ‘no I saw Sebastian and I stabbed too so just leave them alone’ and I’m like ‘YOU GO GIRL!’.

There is also this moment and I loved it.

We could—” he started, then stopped, swallowed, and started again. “We could become parabatai.” 
He said it shyly, half-turning his face away from her, so that the shadows partially hid his expression. 
“Then they couldn’t separate us,” he added. “Not ever.” 
Emma felt her heart turn over. “Jules, being parabatai is a big deal,” she said. “It’s—it’s forever.” 
He looked at her, his face open and guileless. There was no trickery in Jules, no darkness. “Aren’t we forever?” he asked.”

*emma and julian forever! i don’t know how I’m going to get through lord of shadows! because lady midnight was just too fucking much okay!

We have our little shadowhunter gang trying to fight back against Sebastian. Simon and Izzy are dating sort and Clary and Jace are definitely dating but they get do much because Jace has the heavenly fire in him so if they want to get busy then is there a chance he could set Clary on fire *which you know isn’t good. Alec is still upset about the fact that he and Magnus are broken up but let me tell you that doesn’t stop Alec from dropping sass like there is no tomorrow and there are still some steamy and sweet moments between the two. Sebastian is still creep as fuck! Like he is just going through this book killing people and doing terrible things and still being a creepy motherfucker and all I’ve done through out these last two books but in this book near the end Sebastian kicks the bucket.

And it’s heartbreaking!

It wasn’t fair! All I have done through out these books is hate him but then after Clary tricks him into thinking that she is on his side and then she’s stabs him and all the demon blood like leaves him and he becomes Jonathan which was who he was before he was like Sebastian and he is like saying he’s sorry to everyone and I’m like HOW DO YOU MAKE ME CARE ABOUT HIM RIGHT AS HE’S DYING???? WHO DOES THAT? More emotional moments come when like our group is in a demon realm and there is like a demon who shows you what it thinks you want and it literally shows everyone what it thinks they want and I’m screaming and dying fuck it was emotional hell.

Also after Sebastian’s death and they save Magnus, they run into Magnus’ dad *they don’t really run into him they summon and Magnus says that he is going to give up his immortality which will kill me because he’s 400 years old to save the world and Alec is like no don’t do this and I’m sobbing. Then Simon is just like no let me do it and then I’m died because Simon is my child and I’ll protect him with my life!!!

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So his memories are taken away and he doesn’t remember anything over the last six books.  But then the epilogue comes and everything is beautifully wrapped up and my kids are happy and Simon sort of remembers somethings. It’s just so beautiful!

This book was the best thing ever. I’ve read like five times and each time still leaves me crying!!! Have you guys read this book? 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 my Shadowhunter Academy review and hopefully more soon. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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DAMN! | City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clara review

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing City of Lost Souls, the fifth book in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare!

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

He’d burn the whole world down til he could dig out you of the ashes.”

WARNING SPOILERS

This is fifth book in the Mortal Instruments series which if you didn’t know I’m re reading the series for the release of Lord Of Shadows. I have already review City of BonesCity of AshesCity of Glass, City of Fallen AngelsLady MidnightThe Infernal Devices, and the first season of Shadowhunters which you should check out. After this book I will only have one book left to review and then I have to review Shadowhunter Academy.

So this book is emotional as hell. Like it’s a roller coster and I love very second of it. Sort. I mean at some points I was just sobbing loudly that some people would call it screaming and then at other points it was pretty rough and I forget what living was. A lot of stuff goes down in this book and it leaves you crying, screaming, and emotionally unstable but not so much that you can’t read the next book.

In this book Jace is gone and everyone is worried but mostly Clary. She goes out looking for him and finds him but it’s not really Jace. He is being controlled by Sebastian who needs him for something. And all three of them lived in a house together and it’s so awkward because Clary loves Jace but Jace isn’t himself and Jace gets trying to sleep with Clary and get her to trust Sebastian and Sebastian is just being the same creepy guy who he has always been but somehow got even creepy. There’s this scene when he’s talking to Clary and he is talking about how he can feel everything that she does to Jace and I’m like dude she’s your sister I know you’re in love with her but it’s gross and weird.

Your Bracelet,” she said. “Acheronta movebo.’ It doesn’t mean ‘Thus always to tyrants.’ That’s ‘sic semper tyrannis.’ This is from Virgil. ‘Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.’ If I cannot move Heaven, I will raise Hell.”

*i couldn’t find a quote of him being creepy but this will do

Izzy and Simon’s relationship is so slowly repairing for the events of City of Fallen Angels. They are so cute. I love them! The whole scene with them in bed and Simon telling her the story of Star Wars was something I never knew I needed. At least they sort of got a happy ending of this book there is another book to talk about *starts crying a little. 

Isabelle waved a hand. “No need to worry, big brother. Nothing happened. Of course,” she added as Alex’s shoulders relaxed, “I was totally passed-out drunk, so he could really have done whatever he wanted and I wouldn’t have woken up.”
“Oh, please,” said Simon. “All I did was tell you the entire plot of Star Wars.”
“I don’t think I remember that,” said Isabelle, taking a cookie from the plate on the table.
“Oh, yeah? Who was Luke Skywalker’s best childhood friend?”
“Biggs Darklighter,” Isabelle said immediately, and then hit the table with the flat of her hand.”That is so cheating!” 

Now we have to talk about Magnus and Alec. The destruction of my heart, my soul. MY HUMANITY! So the last book had the topic of immortality was brought up and started causing trouble in Malec’s relationship and Magnus’ ex-girlfriend tells Alec that she can help with him with all this. So she and Alec met up through out the book until Magnus almost dies in the battle during the end of the book and Alec goes to cut ties but then Magnus is there and he breaks up with Alec and it’s too emotional.

Softly, Magnus said, “Aku cinta kamu.”
“What does that mean?”
Magnus disentangled himself from Alec’s grip. “It means I love you. Not that that changes anything.”

*sobbing/ screaming again

I loved this book and I loved City of Heavenly Fire which I can’t wait to review look out for that. I’m sorry if this reviewed seems rushed I’m just busying all the time now. Like I’m writing this when I should be sleeping. Have you guys read this book? 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 my City of Heavenly Fire review and hopefully more soon. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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Like what is happening? | A Very short review of City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare!

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Rating: -C: Was expecting more than I got. Characters didn’t get any development until halfway.

Or maybe it’s just that beautiful things are so easily broken by the world.”

Okay so let’s just talk for a minute before we get to this review. So it’s May and Lord of Shadows comes out in like three weeks and I still have two books left to review along with Shadowhunter Academy. I got so behind on it but I just finished my re read of City go Heavenly Fire and I plan on writing all my reviews this weekend *remember this is being written at a different then when you are reading it so I’m going back on track. But then suddenly A Court of Wings and Ruin, Always and Forever Lara Jean, and Dark Prophecy are out and I’m just sitting over here crying because my wallet is EMPTY!!!

A lot of books are coming out this month and I can’t get them but then I’m thinking I can just review the other books in the series. But then I remember I have to finish reviewing these books and I can’t review more things without messing up my schedule. I mean I can bank all my reviews but I don’t want to do that. So I’m dealing with that at the moment. And then all this stuff about the Wheel of Time show and I have a lot of opinions with that and it’s been so long since I’ve done a Wheel of Time talk post thing. Then I’m re watching Gilmore Girls so that I can finally do a review!

Okay I’m done.

If someone can give any advice on what I should do because this is stressing me out.

Let’s get on with it.

WARNING SPOILERS

This is book in the Mortal Instruments series if you didn’t know I’m re reading the series for the release of Lord Of Shadows. I have already review City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, Lady Midnight, The Infernal Devices, and the first season of Shadowhunters which you should check out. I only have two more books left to review and so little time left in the month of May.

So this is the fourth book in the Mortal Instruments and it’s short. Like it’s 400 something pages which is pretty short after City of Glass and it’s a couple pages shorter than City of Bones and City of Ashes. In my opinion it’s a filler book. A book that is just there to give out information or kick start something for the next book. This is mainly something that I usually see with like short stories or the first book in a series.

This book wasn’t great like City of Glass but it wasn’t terrible. I was just bored with this book and there were somethings that were interesting about it but there isn’t a lot here in this book. I mean Clary and Jace make out a lot while he continues to be angsty and Simon is dating to Isabelle and Maia which was really out of character and I was just like why can’t you just date Izzy because I ship you guys. Magnus and Alec’s relationship starts getting messy when the topic of immortality comes into the mix and I’m like no please don’t mess with my children.

Like I said not a lot happens with Sebastion being brought back from the dead by Lilith and Maureen getting turned by Simon. This isn’t my favorite book in the series but like I said it isn’t a lot to love about it. It does help bring a lot into the next two books of the series which are the best of the series.

I’m sorry that this review is really short but I don’t know what to talk about and I just need to get a review out. Have you guys read this book? 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 my City of Lost Souls review and hopefully more soon. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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