Reasons Why You should Read the Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty

Greetings Earthlings! So I read a lot of books that a lot of people haven’t read and I decided to start a series talking about these books and why you should read them. I will be starting with one of my now favorite series Lock and Mori by Heather W. Petty.

What is this series about?

This series is about James ‘Mori’ Moriarty who is a teenage girl and lives in London with her brothers and her abusive father. She goes to school where one day she meets Sherlock Holmes. When a murder happens, the two make a bet to see who can solve it first but then as more the mystery unravels, the closer Sherlock and Mori get and the more she keeps secrets from him.

*yeah that kind of sucks so here’s the goodreads summary

In modern-day London, two brilliant high school students—one Sherlock Holmes and a Miss James “Mori” Moriarty—meet. A murder will bring them together. The truth very well might drive them apart.

Before they were mortal enemies, they were much more…

FACT: Someone has been murdered in London’s Regent’s Park. The police have no leads.

FACT: Miss James “Mori” Moriarty and Sherlock “Lock” Holmes should be hitting the books on a school night. Instead, they are out crashing a crime scene.

FACT: Lock has challenged Mori to solve the case before he does. Challenge accepted.

FACT: Despite agreeing to Lock’s one rule—they must share every clue with each other—Mori is keeping secrets.

OBSERVATION: Sometimes you can’t trust the people closest to you with matters of the heart. And after this case, Mori may never trust Lock again.

I have reviews for all three books which you can read here, here, and here. I’ve been in love with this series for a while and I want others to read it so here are all my reasons for why I think you should read it.

#1: It’s a Sherlock Holmes Retelling that takes place in modern day London


I don’t know about you but this is enough for me to get into a book. In fact that’s mainly why I picked up this book.

#2: It follows James ‘Mori’ Moriarty who is a female version of Moriarty and the main POV of all the books


It’s a gender bent origin story of a villain! How can you not what to read it??

#3: It follows her becoming the villain she known for and it doesn’t involve a man. She is driven by protecting her brothers


#4: Sherlock is one of the most caring boyfriend ever in YA. As he can see what’s happening and tries to do what he thinks is best for her so she doesn’t become a villain


#5: Mori doesn’t take shit from no one and does her own thing (even though it may not be right)


#6: They really care about each other which makes everything more heartbreaking


#7: Another characters appear like John Watson and Mycroft


#8: The writing is beautiful. Heather does a wonderful job creating these characters and showing what’s happening in Mori’s mind


#9: It shows that sometimes we do bad things to protect our families even if it means hating ones we love


#10: 10. It will break you emotionally and leave you crying


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Greetings everyone! Today I’m talking about the Doctor Who Spin off, Class created by New York Time Best Selling Author, Patrick Ness!


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

I’m doing something different with this review. I will talk about it with giving any spoilers for the first half but then I switch over to a spoiler section and you will be warned when that section is coming.

Class is a Doctor Who spin off and it is the second Doctor Who spin off out there. The first one was Torchwood and I loved it but man did it mess me up. It was a great show but so much stuff happened that man it left me crying in the end and so did Doctor Who. Because of Torchwood, I was really scared to start this show. What if it was going to be like that again. I don’t want another one of those shows *secretly do though. I got sick this weekend and my sister decide to show me all eight episodes and they were amazing!

I found out some stuff about this show which is that it was created and written by Patrick Ness an author that I love! More Than This was freaking fantastic and A Monster Calls left me in tears. If you guys haven’t read a Patrick Ness then you are missing out. Go read A Monster Calls because the film is coming and I’m so excited! Back to regular programming. I also found out that there are three Class books which I’m excited about even though tv books sucks. My sister went out and bought two of those books and I’m currently reading Stone House which is my book club book of the month *join my bookclub here And lastly, this show isn’t well known and it might not get a second season.

*cries off into the distance

I need a season two because I need to know what happens next. I spent most of today trying to talk my friends into watching Class. I finished like the second episode and I started this draft because I knew that I had a lot to talk about. It’s so good and you should watch and I will tell you why. Class follows a prince who goes by Charlie and his protector who goes by Ms. Quill and after their planet is destroyed and they are saved by the Doctor, the two are on Earth with Charlie as a high school student and Ms. Quill as his teacher. They met a bunch of different people and they all fight aliens together. Here is the trailer so you can watch it.

The cast is great and they are British and beautiful. This show has that Doctor Who feel in some of the episodes which I loved. My favorite character is probably everyone because they all have different traits and personalities that just fit together and I love it! Go watch this show!! So that’s all can say for the non spoiler section. If you haven’t watch the show then you watch and then come back and finish reading this review. Okay please leave if you haven’t watch Class because I don’t want you to get spoiled.




Now that the nonspoilered people are gone, let’s get down to business. This show is soo great and it made me even more emotionally unstable then I already am. Every episode was a different adventure and the characters go through so much giving them a lot of development.

It didn’t know anything about this show before I started. I knew two things which was that it was a doctor who spin off and that the main character was gay and had a boyfriend. I didn’t watch it because the boyfriend hadn’t be confirmed for the main cast and the writers were like teasing about someone not making it out alive. I didn’t want to watch because I didn’t want to another Torchwood because that just messed me up. My sister started watching it and then she made me start watching it and I loved every second of it!

The first episode was great! It starts with this kid running through the school with this weird thing that we later learn is a Shadow Kin which destroyed Charlie and Ms. Quill’s planet.That kid the next day is claimed to be missing. Charlie is the new kid who doesn’t really understand human things. April who is one of the main characters asks him to prom and he doesn’t say no in the nicest way and I’m just like Charlie you beautiful idiot. Ms. Quill isn’t the nicest teacher but that is pretty understandable because her kind was destroyed, she has this thing in her head that makes her under Charlie’s control.

They are trying to stay under the radar but that doesn’t work out because the Shadow Kin start attacking April and around girl who is also a main character named Tanya. Both are saved but April ends up with the King of the Shadow Kin heart. She and the Shadow Kin are connected which is crazy. Ram loses his girl and his leg from a Shadow Kin and he decides better. The doctor makes an appearance in this episode and he says a line about IKEA and I never knew how much I need that one line. In one of the scenes when the Doctor is talking there is this board with Clara’s name on it because this is the school where she taught.

My favorite character is Charlie who is played by Greg Austin and he does such a great job playing this character. I mean he is an Alien who is new to everything on Earth and he is so adorable. There is one scene in episode two where April is talking about folk music and while Tanya and April are talking he is just looking it up what it is. Greg also has fantastic chemistry with Jordan who plays his on screen boyfriend, Matteusz.


I love them together! I’m so scared that Matteusz was going to die because the actor who plays him isn’t apart of the main cast and tv doesn’t have the best record of keeping non straight and non white people alive. The morning after the finale, my sister went and watched it and gave me the good news that he doesn’t die! *yasssssssssssssss! But bad things is that more then one person die and man was that emotional. I’m now scared though that they will break up because Charlie used the Cabinet of Souls, which was all the souls of the people of his kind and that can be used as a weapon but he didn’t want to. Matteusz didn’t what him to use it but he did anyway and I just want my kids to be happy and work through this!

I think my favorite episodes are Detained which is episode six and the Nightvisiting which is episode three. Detained is a great episode and it is angsty as hell but I loved it! There was so much out because they get stuck in a room with a truth stone and secrets come out like Tanya saying that it feels like they treat her like a kid, Matteusz says that he is scared of Charlie, Ram tells April that he loves her but he knows that she doesn’t feel the same way, and then April confirms that, and then Charlie admits that he wants to use the cabinets of souls and I’m just over here dying of feeling because I just want everyone to be happy!

The Nightvisiting was also a great episode it wasn’t as angsty but it was still great. This creatures take the form of dead people and claims that they are there to help humans let go. Tanya sees her dad and Ms. Quill see her sister and Rachel Ram’s old girlfriend makes a small appearance. Charlie and Matteusz for most of the episode in Charlie’s room because Matteusz’s parents kicked him out and they were comforting each other and doing other things to each other. April and Ram kiss in this episode which I didn’t think I would like but I really ship them. They are really cute and I love them which makes what happens in the season finale heartbreaking.

In the final after what happened in episode six, no one is talking to each other. They are all ignoring each other, I mean Matteusz is living in a car so that he won’t see Charlie. The Shadow Kin come back and they kill Ram’s dad and Tanya’s mom and then the king is just like Matteusz is number five and I’m like  IF YOU TOUCH ANYONE OF MY CHILDREN, I’LL REACH THROUGH THE SCREEN AND KILL YOU!! Then like they try to kill Tanya’s brothers but the crew gets saves them in time. They all met in the gym where April tells Charlie to kill because then the king will die too and Charlie shots her and becomes king and uses the  Cabinet of Souls to take down all of them and then he tries to kill himself but Ms. Quill saved him. A soul goes into April’s bodies to try and save her but it back fires and April wakes up the Shadow Kin King’s body and then it ends!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This show is amazing and it makes me unemotional unstable but I loved every seconds of it. Have you guys watched this show? If you have what did you think of it? Did you love it as  much as I did? I hope you guys enjoy this review and are following my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.


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What is Wheel of Time and why should you read it? | IdiotReborn

Greetings earthlings! Today I talking about one of my favorite series the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and why you should read. *I have a review for the series which you can read hereI read this series earlier this year and I did write of review and now I will try and explain the best I can. *this will be hard.


What is Wheel of Time?

Wheel of Time is high fantasy series with fourteen books and a prequel that are giant and it was written by Robert Jordan and later on Brandon Sanderson. Every book tells the same continuous story but at the end of book we get some sort of ending that resolves something. It is about a world that is facing an end of the age that has been prophesied  and there were be a chosen one to fight off the darkness. It is set in fantasy world that is pre industry and sort of post apocalypse with there being a war 3000 years earlier, the male half magic got tainted, and there was a really bad fall out and now women can safety magic. Our heroes are a group of friends in late teens or earlier twenties from a village.

After the village is attacked, our main protagonist Rand and his friends have to leave and they sort of figure that they can go home once the danger passes *hahahahahahahaha welcome to being a protagonist your life is now really hard. They all get new abilities and they get caught up in  this really big thing that is the Wheel of Time plot line and have to try and save the world. The first book is mainly in Rand point of view but as the series goes on we got other point views from other characters. More stories are brought in as more characters are brought into the story and they all bring very different perspective to the story.

The antagonist in this series is Shai’tan who is called the Dark One *isn’t a racist things it’s like star wars and everyone who follows is called a Dark Friend. There is also a good side called the Light which is lead by a guy named Lews Therin Telamon who is also known as the Dragon and thats like the all powerful channeler. A channeler is a person who can do magic stuff. But after they reseal the prison where all they were all, the Dark One does this thing where all the male channelers go insane and Lews Therin kills him family then himself. The whole plot is around people trying to bring the Dark One back but a new Dragon is reborn.

If you didn’t notice I mention that it was written by two different authors and that is because Robert Jordan die in 2007 before the final book *which originally just the last three books combined and called the gathering storm which is the name for book number #12. Brandon Sanderson is a fantasy writer who was a fan of the series took up the role of finishing the series off. The book was already like half way written so Sanderson I think just finished it off. I like the three books. The wrapped things up all and it had a great but really heartbreaking ending. Some fans don’t agree with that. In fact according to a tumblr blog some wheel of time fans won’t read the last three books because they don’t want to read what he has written. It’s not the same author that created the series that we fell in love with. I look at the last three books before I read them like how I looked at Cursed Child. I knew that it probably wasn’t going to be like the books that I had read before but it was still apart of the story and I was going to read it.

Have there been any adaptions of the series? Well yes and no. FX created a pilot based off the prologue in the first book Eye of the World which is six pages long *no you don’t have to read that again. you read it correctly the first time. and called it Winter Dragon *wtf???? The pilot aired at one in the morning and Billy Zane was Ishamael and when fans got word of the pilot, the fan web site Dragonmount crashed. The pilot failed though for so many reasons but I listed the most common ones.

  • The fans hated it. I’m not kidding I know one guy who has claimed to like this pilot.
  • They never told his wife, who owns the rights to Wheel of Time, about an adaption being made. They never gave her any information on this happening so there was like a law suit.
  • It sucked.

Here’s the link if you want to watch it.

Before we had Winter Dragon though, at one point at was announced that there were going to be movie based off these books but that sadly that never happened. You know a great fantastic series, that is basically a classic, can’t get a movie deal but stuff Fifty Shades of Grey, which is abusive bullshit and isn’t a classic, somehow can *what a world we live in. We do have hope though because in April of this year it was a announced that was becoming a tv. That was all that was given out nothing else but hey i can only have hope.

We do have a this really awesome fan video and it’s the best! Here’s the link.

Why should you read it?

Now you are probably like why should I read a fourteen book series and the books are soo big that you could probably kill someone? Well, Wheel of Time is a fantastic series with a crazy intense plot, characters from different places with different personalities and you guys who have read the books know when I talk about character I really mean, you should just read this series because MAT CAUTHON!

I’m a gambler, a farmboy, and I’m here to take command of your bloody army!”

The prologue is only six pages but so much happens that you have no choice but to continue on because you’re just like ‘what is happening right now?’. This series was originally only going to be six books but it got so big and complex that we got other eight books. There so many fans that read this series and there is a guy on Dragonmount, who made a blog post talking about how the Wheel of Time inspired him to write a book. We have a website that is all about this series.

Also did I mention that we have a ton of strong females characters because we do. All of them are so cool and fantastic. We have more female lead characters then most high fantasy books. That’s pretty cool. There are kick ass characters of all genders and some are different creatures too. The fights are great and even though this may be a deal breaker, when you finish this series you will be emotionally unstable probably forever and will never find a series as good as this.


Well that was fun. I hope you enjoyed this fun rant / review of why you should read this series. This post is more then thousands words so that should show how much I love this series and think everyone in the world should read so that it can be the next Game of Thrones. Have you guys read this series? If you have, do you like it or do you hate it? Let me know. I hope you enjoyed this and I post once every week. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.


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*favorite to least favorite

  1. Shadows Rising (Book 4)
  2. Fire of Heaven  (Book 5)
  3. A Memory of Light (Book 14)
  4. Lord of Chaos (Book 6)
  5. Gathering Strom (Book 12)
  6. Towers of Midnight (Book 13)
  7. Knife of Dreams (Book 12)
  8. Eye of the World (Book 1)
  9. Great Hunt (Book 2)
  10. Crown of Swords (Book 7)
  11. Winter’s Heart (Book 9)
  12. Path of Daggers (Book 8)
  13. Crossroads of Twilight (Book 11)
  14. The Dragon Reborn (Book 3)