Books I Read This Month! | October

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m talking about the books I read in the month of September of 2017! I made a post for the month of September which you can read here and please do because I had fun doing this. If you are wondering what this is, it’s basically a wrap up that I didn’t want to call a wrap up. I read eleven books this month and I enjoyed them….. Some of them! Let’s begin!


Final Fall by Heather W. Petty

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

I have a whole review coming soon once the book comes out so I’m not going to talk about all of my feelings right now. Also I would like to thank Heather for sending me the copy of this book. I won it a giveaway and she sent me an arc that was signed and had a super cool bookmark. I was so happy to read this book before it came out because I could not wait for November. This book broke my heart. It was sad and emotional and I can’t believe that this series is over. I finished thinking that there was going to be a book four but then I remembered that this is end. Well I’m guessing it’s the end. I’m not going to be mad if Heather was just like here’s book four I would love but I’m looking on the more realistic side which is that this is Lock and Mori’s final story together. This book was amazing again I would 100% recommend this series to Sherlock lovers and book lovers all around because it’s amazing!


Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

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

I’ve made to book two ladies and gentlemen! Is everyone proud of me? You should be because this series is hitting the over hype scale. The first book was good and I talked about it in my last post and I really enjoyed it. This one however was not as great as the first one I’m not saying that I hated it but it’s not the best thing in the whole world. It was kind of a let down. I mean it was still a good book but we were kind of just drifting along through the story and I’m really had hard time enjoy this book. I like Mal a little more than I did in this first book but he and Alina’s relationships was so annoying. It’s the hero move were they clearly want to be together but they aren’t and they get kept getting jealous and upset like it’s so annoying. Also the Darkling felt more like a footnote in this book which I didn’t like. So good book but the first one was better.


Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

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+C: A work in progress. Okay writing, not so great characters and story line but pulled through and was readable.

Again this book was a let down. I didn’t really enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed the first book because with this book I kind of realized that this book doesn’t really seemed to have a plot. Like the first book was setting everything up and leading up to this epic sequels but then with this and book two we honestly just feel like we are just floating around in this world and not really doing anything. And Darkling didn’t really have a path that made him good which made me mad because what the hell? You made me like him and then have him be a bad guy that feels more like a footnote to me. I was just so upset with this book and honestly guys maybe it’s just because this overhyped because everyone talks about it. Maybe her other series will be better like Wonder Woman or maybe I just don’t like the Grishaverse because I read Six of Crows *that’s on this list and again I find myself struggling to read it and like it. Leigh Bardugo needs to stop writing good books so that everyone will stop overhyping them for me.


I hate everyone but you by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin

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

This is my second time reading this book this year. I got this book in July as an Arc and I read it and I loved it and then I started watching Just Between Us and I’ve been spending the last couple of months watching all of their videos *i’m almost done watching them. This book was on my Top Five Youtuber Books and if you go back and read that then you’ll see that I gave it an -A but now I gave it an +A because it took a whole second read to realize that this might just be my favorite book of 2017. Thing is I really need this book this year because it deals with a lot of things that I’ve been struggling with and this book just deals with all of it so well with taking away from the humor and not romanticizing anything which is a hard book to find now a days. One day I was feeling sick and my head was filled with a lot of thoughts because I was super stressed and I was trying to calm down so that I wouldn’t cry and have like a panic attack. I was watching some JBU videos and they were talking about the book so I just picked up my copy and started re reading the book and I just loved it soo much!! Guys go read this book and go watch their  channel. I feel like I should review this book. Maybe I will who knows but I like I have all posts planed out until December so it won’t be out for a while.


Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

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+C: A work in progress. Okay writing, not so great characters and story line but pulled through and was readable.

I might re read this book because I feel like I didn’t appreciate the normal amount. I like Renee’s other books the Wrath and the Dawn and I’m currently reading The Rose and The Dagger so I went into this book thinking it was going to be The Wrath and The Dawn which it is not. There is definitely a difference between this and her other books. This book is okay like I said I need to re read it. I don’t really have a lot to say about it right now…. I’m sorry.


Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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

I’m doing a full review for this book because I loved this book! The review won’t be out for awhile because like I said earlier I have the month of November and December planned out so it probably won’t be out for a while. I have posts out for November so that’s all filled out and then I have more reviews in December and then after that I have my favorites post things are so stressful right now. So safe to say I loved this book because damn was this relatable as hell! I got so sad at so many parts and it was just so good. I would recommend going to into this book not knowing anything because that’s what I did and I’m glad that I did that because I avoided me probably overhyping the book for me. I also got this the same week it came out so I also avoid all the reviews that also would have taken part in me overhyping this book. When I finished this book, I wasn’t sure about who I felt about it and then like five minutes later I was like ‘Whoa that book was amazing’. This might be my favorite John Green Book I’m not sure yet but I  really loved it.


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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

I’m sorry!! I really want to like this book. Everyone likes it but I can’t get into it. It’s just so boring and I’m not at all entertained. I tried to read Crooked Kingdom too and the same thing happened. I just can’t with this. I’m sorry.


The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

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

This. Book. Was. Insane. Like I thought it was going to be an LGBT+ contemporary that took place in the different time but then suddenly there are pirates and kidnappings and they are running away. It wasn’t what I expected but it was amazing and I’m really glad that I didn’t expect any of it because that’s why this book was so amazing. I love Monty and I love Percy their relationship was just so great but here’s the thing for a lot of this book I was just like ‘Will you two just get your acts together and kiss already?’ I would recommend this book to people who love LGBT books.


Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

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+ A: Perfect story with get characters and fantastic plot line

So I started this book like last month. I got the audiobook and I was listening to it and it give me so much anxiety that I couldn’t finish the book. I stopped at 100 pages and then decided that I had to go and read the actual book to see if it would stress me out less. Nope! This book isn’t supposed to stress you out, it’s suppose to be a nice book with a good message with some hard hitting moments. I was just so scared about everything and I just wanted Willowdean to be happy and I didn’t want anything to bad to help to her. This book though was really great though and I’m so excited for the film that is coming out soon and it’s going to be amazing. I love the message this book has and it’s just so great! I cried at some points which I’m not going to talk about because spoilers but this book is amazing and if you haven’t read then you are missing out. Also there making a movie and I hope it’s amazing.


Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

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

It’s the return to the Lunar Chronicles Universe. This is a graphic novel which I was excited to read because I love the Lunar Chronicles. I did enjoy this book but there was just something about it that just kept me from totally loving it. It’s super cute though in some scenes with Wolf and Scarlet and Cress and Thorne and I enjoyed seeing things again. I wasn’t super happy that things weren’t working out in some ways which I guess is a different take but still I just want everyone to be happy.


Remember when I said I wanted to read something scary this month? Well I failed. Sorry not sorry it’s been a hard month for me. We’re sealing my house and then I had regions and school stuff. Also I didn’t read any F’s so hooray!!! But I still I only read a couple books that I truly loved this month that I didn’t re read. Look at for writing post coming next week and then my GamePlay for Life is Strange Episode two. I hope you enjoyed this review *many reviews 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.

you know you love fiction,

Grace

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Bookclub: Epic Adaptations

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The Handmaid’s Tale TV Show Review| Epic Adaptations

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m talking about the tv show, The Handmaid’s Tale, based off the book by Margaret Atwood which is my October book of the month!

WARNING SPOILERS

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If you don’t know I have a book club called Epic Adaptations where every month I pick a book that has been adapted into a book or movie and then I’ll review both and then I compare it. For October I picked The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood which was adapted into a show by Hulu. You may have heard of it because it would so many emmys and I’m glad it did because it was amazing, I have a whole review for the book so check that out right here.

This show was amazing. The acting was amazing, the filming was amazing, the aesthetic of the whole shows was wonderful, and the feel of the book is in the show which I loved! They did such a great job just capturing everything and putting it together. I have to give out a warning if you want to watch this show there are some graphic scenes so I won’t let like a youngen watch this show because some scenes are hard to watch. If you old enough though and have Hulu I would 100% recommend this show and the book too because it was so amazing! I love watching this show that sounds wrong because this show deals with a lot of hard stuffs but it’s just so amazing and great.

The girl who played Offred is great and she won an Emmy so that should show. All the other actors are great because they make you either love or hate their characters which is great when you hate them because you known you are suppose to hate them. The show is amazing and it’s very close to the book but then in some ways they changed a lot to add on to the story because they were things that either weren’t answered in the book or they were in the book but they were put in a different order. Like her real name being June, that’s not a thing that was talked about in the book. You never learn her real name but one scene the name June is mentioned and fans of the book labeled her as June and they wrote it into the show. Scenes are out go of order like the Doctor’s appointment was earlier in the book but that was in like episode four.

I’m not complaining about that though because I enjoyed that they did it that way. It’s different from other book to movie adaptations because they change things to the story for some reason and it doesn’t add anything to the story but when they change the story in this it stills adds onto the story. Another thing that I think was good was the fact they give more information on some of the characters like her husband, Moira, and Ofglen. Alexis was fucking fantastic as Ofglen that scene with her watching the girl getting hanged was so sad. All the actors and actress were so good!!! Just watch this show it’s great! And we are getting a season two which I’m excited about because the book just ends and the season one ends the same way so we are getting more and hopefully it will be good.

Accuracy: 75%

Like I said it’s basically the same story but they did change a couple of things. It’s not something I would complain about though because it’s still a fantastic show. The show and the book are both wonderful stories that play out so well. I can not stresses this enough guys just please watch this show. It’s so great!

Rating: +A for being amazing and scary just like the book

I enjoyed this show and I would recommend that everyone who likes the book to go and watch it because you will enjoy 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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Bookclub: Epic Adaptations

This book scared the sh*t out of me! | The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood review

Greetings Earthling! Today I’m reviewing The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood which Epic Adaptations October book of the month!

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

“Better never means better for everyone… It always means worse, for some.”

This book was going to be my September book of the month but then I like this book scared me and I figured that it would make an even better pick of October. I’m not joking when I say that this book scared me. Being a woman in this day in age and reading a book about how woman have lost power was really scary for me. This book is so well written and told that you get scared reading it. If you didn’t know this book is about a dystopian where a religious group takes over the United States and it becomes Gilead. Woman have lost all power and a lot of them aren’t fertile but the ones who are become Handmaids who are sent to the houses of others and they have to get pregnant for that couple.

This book we follow Offred who is a handmaid and we follow go through all this stuff. Like being the Handmaid for the Commander and his wife Serena Joy. I’m currently watching the show which is great and a wonderful adaptation of this book but there will be a whole review coming soon. We watch her go through all these things and it’s soo good!!! When I finished this book I had to like take a second and think about everything. If I’m being honest reading this during the period we are at right now probably wasn’t the best because now I’m super scared for the future of the country. Every time I read a dystopian novel I like to rank the society by how terrible it is like the Selection is not that bad, Divergent is okay I’m mean I’m not that scared of it, Hunger Games is just terrible like that’s the worse. But this one takes the top of the list because damn.

This book is amazing. It’s so well and beautifully told. If you like Dystopians then read this book! It doesn’t matter in reality if you enjoy books at all then read this book because it is so amazing! The show also just won a lot of emmys so that’s also a good reason to watch the show and read the books. That’s it for my review of the book! My review for the show is next week so look out for that. I really want to go back to writing only once a week because so how I ended up posting twice a week which I’m not really into.

It’s a lot of pressure and a lot of work and I’m currently going through a lot right now so I need to go back to posting once a week. Sorry not Sorry. This review wasn’t my best I’m just under a lot pressure and I’ve been really pretty sick lately so this was rushed. 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.

you know you love fiction,

Grace

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Marvel Avengers Book Tag!

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m doing the Marvel Avengers Book Tag!

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I didn’t create this tag and I don’t know who did but I love Marvel and Superheroes and books so I wanted to do this.


Iron Man

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Your Favorite First Book

I love Iron Man but I watched the movies in the wrong order. My parents showed the first movie to my sisters and then they showed all three of us the second one and then we all went in saw the third one and I’d saw all the other Avengers movies. I finally watched it pretty recently and I did like it. First books in series aren’t always going to be the first because they are opening up the universe and the new world we are about to explore so they take time but their are some good ones. I’m going to pick Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare.

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This book is just great!! I loved this book so much more than City of Bones and Clockwork Angel. I have a review on how I feel about it here. Lord of Shadow is about to come out as I’m writing and it’s probably already out when this post comes into the world! I’m so excited!! Another good first book is Alice in Zombieland. Damn that was the best one in the series.


Captain America

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A Book that takes place in a different time

Captain America is my favorite. I love him so much! Chris Evans is just so gorgeous and I love him as the role of Steve Rogers. I don’t read a lot of books that take place in a different time period. I don’t know why, I don’t know why I just don’t find a lot of them or know of any of them so it’s not something that I read a lot of right next to science fiction. I have read Outlander, the Infernal Devices, and technically Harry Potter takes place in a different time. I think I’m going to pick Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson.

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This book if you couldn’t guess is about the yellow fever and it follows a girl named Mattie and her life during the time of this and how she deals with it. It’s a really great book and I love it and I love Laurie Halse Anderson, her books are like damn! I would recommend this book to everyone because it’s so good.


Thor

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A book character that you like more after they were casted

I love Thor and I love Chris Hemsworth. I didn’t really want to see this movie at first but then my family was like it’s so good and I’ve come to adore Thor and all the characters and Loki and these movies! Whose excited about Thor: Ragnarok? I AM!!! It took me awhile for me to decide what to pick for this question but I finally realized that my answer is Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy.

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Draco Malfoy is terrible character well the choices he makes are terrible. He is a good boy that was forced into a life that he didn’t want. Now if I had read the books first then he would have just thought he was a spoiled brat but watching Tom Felton bring this character to the screen helped me understand what he was going through this and he made me love him more.


Hawkeye

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A book that you love but isn’t really a popular read for others

I love Hawkeye. I was so scared that he was going to die in Age of Ultron because they introduce as to his family and when his wife was like be safe and I was shit he is going to die but he didn’t! I’m going to pick to Sherlock inspire stories that I love and I couldn’t decide which one I should do so I’m going Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty and the Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason!

They are so amazing and so wonderful and I love them so much. I have review for both Lock and Mori books here and here and I have reviews for Stoker and Holmes here and here. If you haven’t read these books yet then go read them because they are so amazing and wonderful and I need the final books right now because I need to know what happens!!


Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch

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Okay so is Quicksilver coming back for Infinity Wars because I kept seeing stuff saying that he still is alive and is returning? Can someone just clear this up for me? Thanks. I don’t know who else there is to pick besides Fred and George from Harry Potter.

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I love them so much and they are just so amazing and the death in Deathly Hallows breaks my heart and AHHHHHHHHH!


Loki

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A villain that you love and you can’t help but be attracted to

I love Loki. I love him so much. I’m so excited Thor 3 because I know what the title means and the trailers look great. I’m having a hard time picking this one because I can’t be a attracted to a lot of villains because they do such horrible things. I’m gonna go with Hideo from Warcross by Marie Lu.

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I don’t know if he counts as villain but his motivation at the end of Warcross can be called villainy. I don’t know. I don’t feel attracted to any book villains right now. Because like I said before so many villains do terrible things and I stop loving them after that. Like Tate from American Horror Story, everyone loves him but he’s done such terrible things that I don’t like him.


Antman

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A Book I’ve been meaning to read

Like every book in the world I feel like. I do have answer for this and it’s pretty shameful and the books I’ve been meaning to read are Six of Crows and Shadows and Bone! I’m sorry! I’ve been meaning to read them and every time I get them I just start reading them and then I give up on them. I plan on reading them soon but I’ve been saying that for awhile now.


The Hulk

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A Book you can’t talk about without getting angry

*COUGHS LOUDLY

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DISHONORABLE MENTION: 13 REASONS WHY! I hate these books so much and I get so mad every time I talk about them. Same for 13 Reasons Why.


Black Widow

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A Side Character that You wished had their own Book

I mean I wish I got a whole series about Harry Potter’s parent when they were at Hogwarts but everyone wants that so. How about Dorian? Because Chaol got a whole book about him so why I get he get one? I love Dorian he’s my favorite! I guess so many people wouldn’t like that because I feel like everyone loves Chaol and I don’t really like him that much.


And that was the Avengers book tag! I tag you guys to do this if you want to! More reviews and other fun things are coming out soon so look out for that! 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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Let’s talk about Miraculous Ladybug!

Greetings Earthlings! And welcome back to Let’s talk about it because this my third one of these I’m now making it a series. For this post I’m talking about Miraculous Ladybug and my thoughts and theories for season two which is coming out in December!

WARNING IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCH SEASON ONE THERE WILL BE SPOILERS SO ENEMIES OF THE HEIR BEWHERE

*HAHAHA harry potter jokes

ANOTHER WARNING THIS POST CONTAINS THE CRAZY RANTS OF AN OBSESSED GIRL

FINAL WARNING SAID OBSESSED GIRL DID NOT DO AS MUCH RESEARCH AS SHE THOUGHT AND SO SOME OF THE INFORMATION MAYBE INCORRECT OR NOT CONFIRMED

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 So this is also my third post talking about this show, maybe I should make a category for it too but that’s not what we are talking about right! Season two has been announced for December and will be coming onto Netflix which is so closer but yet so far away at the same. I have a lot of thought and feelings on this show though and about season two so we are going to talking about my feelings, my theories, and everything we know about season two right now. I do have two post talking about this show which you can read here and here and yes I am older than target age on Netflix and I have watched almost ten times. DON’T JUDGE ME!

This show follows Marinette and Adrien who are also the superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir and every episode they go up against the villain HawkMoth who does his dirty work by sending out Akumas which give sad people powers and they become villains. The show has become really popular since it aired two years with it now getting a Live Action remake *which i hope doesn’t suck and getting it’s own comics. It is a French show and it takes place in Paris. Anyone of all ages can like this show like it’s not for kids even though Netflix says other wises with it’s age limits and even the creator has gone on saying that anyone can watch this which is nice. Ever since the first season ended, fans have been waiting for a season two for awhile and we’ve been given information about some things that are going to happen so let’s start with that. *Also I should add that I have not watched any trailers or script reads for the next season. Let’s start off with the heroes we are getting!

 

 

 

We have more Miraculous Carriers coming this season which I already knew but we have officially been confirmed on who is carrying them which I’m so excited about. Also all of these guys have been Akumized so fun fact. I kind of figured that it would be Nino and Alya but that was just my theory and we kind of already knew about Chloe becoming Queen B. So from what I’ve heard on Tumblr is that Marinette is going to be the one who hands them out and is there a reason for that? Like can Master Fu like not doing it anymore? Maybe he’s got a listen of the people he wants to give them to and he makes Marinette pass them. If she is the one picking them out and I’m not surprised that she picked Alya because in the origins episode she does try and make Alya become Ladybug because she thinks that Alya would be the better hero. Nino I can also see as a good hero because he just wants to do what he thinks is right and he’s such a good friend.

Chloe I still don’t like that she would be a good hero because she causes that half of the Akamized victims to get upset. *i’m re watching the show as I right this and like the first six episodes are the ones where she has nothing to do with them. I do like my theory from my last post where I said that she accidentally does something nice or she gets like accidentally get the box and it’s meant from someone else and she gets the miraculous and becomes Queen B. I just like that it would be so funny! I mean I do want a storyline where she grows as a character because I think that it would be a nice story. Also the name Queen B like really really fits Chloe though because when you hear Queen B you think of the a mean girl or Regina George from Mean Girls. I was at practice today and I was just like thinking at Miraculous and Mean Girls and I was just imagining a moment like in Mean Girls but with Miraculous characters. It’s like ‘Raise your hand if you’ve ever been akumized.’

The city of Paris:

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My other one is ‘Raise your hand if you’ve been akumized because Chloe made you upset.’ Marinette and Adrien’s class:

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I can always enjoy a good mean girls joke. I really hope that the girl from the finale who pretend she had the fox miraculous what’s her name ‘tried to destroy my ship’ it doesn’t matter she’s dead now. Okay she’s not dead, I just hate her and I want her gone. That episode felt like an hour and it’s only 21 minutes and it gave me some much anxiety. If she does come back then I want her not to be an awful person. I keep seeing fanart of her and Marinette becoming friends and I’m like nope. I want her to be gone but you never like have those characters that just appear once in this. Like they never go away. If she tries to mess things up again then I’ll hope that Alya beats her up. *this idiot just now looked at the overview for season two on the miraculous wiki page and Lila is coming back

I also want to know what powers these guys have because I still have some questions on everyone else’s powers. Like so we say that other chicks akumized version of the fox miraculous powers and I’m wondering if they are the same or are they different. I feel like they are to be different because that chick had a staff if I remember correctly *i skipped the last episode of season one because like i said it gives me anxiety so my memory could serve me wrong and it seems like Alya doesn’t. Her costume is cool, I like all their costume in that picture so hopefully I like them when I watch them on tv. Nino has like a shell because he’s got the turtle and according to Google Translate, his name means shell but Google translate sometimes can’t be trusted *i do know a little french because i took French for two years I got so off topic let’s get back to it. Like I was say before I started making sure people know I don’t just use Google Translate like I know things, so he has like a shell on his back and I’m wondering if it’s going to be like Captain America shield because that would be so cool.

Also what are they going to say when they want to transform? Is Nino going to say like ‘Shell on!’? I can see Chloe saying with like strips but I’m not sure what Alya would say to transform like I’m super confused on what she said. I really hope that like they aren’t unable to figure out who they are because I will be so mad if they are just like ‘Hey it’s you!’ like I will flip the table. Because I know I did not sit through a whole season of Marinette and Adrien not recognizing each other. I mean I do want them to know who they are but I want everyone to know who they are because it’s not fair to me or to them or AAHAHAHAH! Next I want to talk a little bit about the kwamis and the miraculous because I got some things to say.

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I did talk a little bit about Kwamis in my second Miraculous post and I still stand by what I said in that, I’m just going to be repeating that and talking about the miraculous and powers and stuff. In my last post, I talked about how I wanted to learn more about the kwamis and I also want to know more the other people who have hold the Miraculous. I know what to know more. Like can Kwamis feel other Kwamis when they are around? Do they know who the others are? Do they have powers or are they just there to give others powers? I like both Tikki and Plagg like they are great and represent them when they are Ladybug and Cat Noir well that’s what I think sometimes. I’m really excited to meet the new kwamis next season well I guess we’ve sort of already met the turtle kwami but we don’t really know him. So for the Bee kwami like I’m imagining him or her to be like so sassy and like not put up with Chloe’s attitude. It would just be so funny! *this idiot also just learned that the bee kwami is called Pollen and the turtle one is Wayzz and this idiot needs to do better research before she begins ranting

I am curious about what other powers our heroes have because according to a picture I saw of them with like fins and I know that we are getting a swimming episode and I’m not sure how I feel about it. My first thought was that Barbie movie sequel that was about fairies but for some reason it changed and became a mermaid movie *is it sad that i remember that? I’m just saying that because it seems like a change of pace which I get why they’re doing it because you can’t do the same thing over and over again you have to change things and I might love that episode who knows! Back to what I was saying I want to know whatever powers they might also have because I feel like for right now we’ve scratched the surface of their powers. Will their be more than just the regular powers and the water powers? Do the powers differ for each person who holds the miraculous?

Also how do you know if someone is right for a miraculous and how would their powers change if they used it like HawkMoth? You know not using it for good. I mean I don’t want to see this happen like my heart couldn’t handled it but I am curious on what would it be like. I also with HawkMoth’s powers what are his like with a person who is using them for good? I know that they are meant to create superheroes but like he uses them to create super villains when people have negative emotions and I’m just wondering if you need like happy emotions to create superheroes Like how do emotions play a part in making these heroes? Does HawkMoth like brain washed them or mind control them? Do you even need to emotions to become a hero? And how do you decide if a person is worthy of being a hero? I just have so many questions. And how does he know if a person is sad? Like does a sad single go off and he goes into his Moth Cave and then it suddenly a sound comes on and it’s ‘Na NA NA Na HawkMoth! HawkMoth! HawkMoth!’ *hahahaha i’m so funny.

I would also like to met some of the other past miraculous holders because i feel like that would be really cool. I just want to learn about everything and met the other people who had the powers and see how they used them. Also I got it into my head that everyone who gets the ladybug and cat miraculous are soulmates and I’m too far into believing this that I don’t think I can get out of it. Like how cute would that be though? Another thing do the earrings and ring only have to go a girl and a boy? Can both genders get the miraculous or are they like meant for one gender? I’m just curious. How did the Moth miraculous get lost? Did someone try and get rid of it? like what’s up with people thinking it was lost forever? So moral of this topic I’m interested to see what other powers people have and I’m so looking forward to seeing that come up next season and I want more answers. Now let’s talk about HawkMoth because what the hell? We literally none nothing about him!

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Again I sort of went into this in my last post about this show and I literally just talked about it a second ago so yeah. If you’ve read my last posts than you know that I thought  Adrien’s dad but now I’m not sure about anything anymore! Like who is the fuck is this guy? I thought I knew but now I don’t know. Are we going to learn who he is? And who is the new villain coming in? Will we learn who they are off the bat or is it going to be a mystery? Is the new villain going to be worse than? Like I was saying before I want know more about this guy’s power because he seems goes akumaing butterflies like how I go through Gold Fish like there is an unlimited amount! But there a bottom to that Gold Fish box and miraculouses only last for a small amount of time so how is this guy always in the ready? Are the powers different from Marinette and Adrien’s Miraculous? Like because their’s are more powerful that they have a limited about of time? I don’t know! Maybe because we just don’t see him a lot. We seem him do the thing with the butterfly and then he talks to them and tells what to do but he still like appears through out the thing. I don’t know anything more!!!!! *sighsssssssssssss 

I have noticed that a lot of the adults seem better at almost getting their miraculous than the teens do. Like the adults are like doing both of their things and trying to get their miraculous but the teens are like hey I’m going to do my thing later! I mean that’s just want I think I could do be wrong. It just seems like that right now. I’m honestly like second guessing everything that I write because I don’t know what to believe like! Season two could come and like shake the whole thing up and I will have to like re think the whole thing and make another post about it. I don’t what to make another Let’s talk about post for Miraculous well is this even a Let’s Talk about It post? Because it some how turned it Grace crazily asks questions like she has someone to answer them for her. I am making a post for season two when it comes out and it might ten thousands words or might just be a video of me screaming but it will come.

Also another thing I noticed is in the American Version of Miraculous in the origins episode when HawkMoth transforms he says Dark wings rise and I was just like what the hell? Dark Wings rise? Like what the hell? Why Dark Wings? Is it because he is bad and if you add dark to something it makes villainous? If he wasn’t a villain would it still be Dark Wings Rise? Does it have something to with moths? Do moths have dark wings and I’ve just never noticed? If that’s the reason then I feel really foolish. I don’t know! And why did he pick the name HawkMoth? I get the moth part but I don’t understand the hawk part. With Ladybug and Cat Noir they wasn’t a lot really a chance in picking their name, I mean their miraculous are the earrings of Ladybug and the ring of the Black Cat and their costumes match their miraculous so it would be weird and kinda of stupid for one of them to pick the name Squidward the blue butterfly when they have miraculous that is not Squidward the blue butterfly related. HawkMoth for some reason just puts a Hawk in front of the Moth. Is it because Hawk makes you seem cool or like the leader or like you’re some badass villain that can’t be defeated? I just want to know why the name HawkMoth was the first thing to pop into his head.

SO it’s been said that we are getting a new villain next season or he’s getting a partner that is much better than him. Like is this new guy not going to do the same plan every episode? Seriously Hawkmoth I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again you need a new plan because I’m pretty sure that you’ve akamized almost everyone in the city of Paris and you even went as far as to akamaize a kid which I think is a pretty lower move and I think it also means you are out of options. I really don’t want the whole Marinette or Adrien to get akamaized storyline that everyone else in the fandom seems to want and I’m like NO! NO! NO! I can’t even read angsty fanfic for this show without getting emotional *which by the way there is a lot of angsty fanfic for this fandom? why? what makes you think I could get through that happening in the show! And why do we want Adrien to go through that? HE’s been through so much! I’m done talking about this now. I’m on going to talk about my next and finale topic before I’m done which is the two leads of this show, Marinette and Adrien.

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I’ve talked about them before because they are the leads of the show and I ship them so hard and it makes me mad sometimes and angry. For season two we’ve been told that there are going to be kisses between Marinette and Adrien and that they are going to be a couple at some point during the show and from the pictures it looks like that’s happening. I know the trailer of sorts came out and that like scenes with them but like I said. I haven’t watched it and I don’t really want to watch it because I’m terrified of what could happen in the next season if you couldn’t tell. Let’s just get to the point if these two don’t figure out who they are then I’m going to lose my shit!

Also we have been told that they are getting together in season two but we haven’t been told if it’s just Adrien and Marinette that are becoming a couple or is you know Ladybug and Cat Noir. I’m excited for two see them as a couple but I want them to become a couple when they realize who they are because if they become a couple and then realize who they are they will most likely break up. I’m just so scared for their relationship because I can see it go very badly and I don’t want that! I JUST WANT THEM TO BE HAPPY!!! I think that we have been told that a reveal is happening and I want them to be happy with the reveal. I don’t want this angsty sad reveal okay no. Also we are getting a balcony scene with Marinette and Cat Noir and if you’ve ever looked at fanart or read fanfic then you know that there’s a balcony scene when Adrien has regretted Marinette and Ladybug has rejected Cat Noir and you know they still don’t know that they are the same person. Is that going to happen? I don’t the whole I like you but I like someone else no they are the SAME PERSON!!

Okay I’m done!

Moral of the post: Season two will either bring me so much enjoy or it will slowly kill me.

Well that’s all I have to say for this post! And about this show for awhile because I’m done talking about it. Like I have a headache because it. I have not watched any trailers because I need a break and I’m super super scared for season two! Also I’m really excited for season two and I can’t wait for it. I’m also really scared about somethings that could happen and I don’t want Lila there but I guess with Chloe becoming a hero we need to someone to make others upset. If you have watched Miraculous then are you really excited for season two? Do you agree with what I had to said? What do you disagree with me on? Are you as excited for as season two as much as me? I can’t wait! And I’m scared! If Thomas Astruc like found this post, I’m pretty sure it would just be him snickering at me. I honestly have no idea what’s being posted next on this blog because I’m doing in the past *doctor who theme song starts playing Again I love this show, it’s my life, and if you haven’t watched it then YOU HAVE TO! I’m so excited for season two! 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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Bookclub: Epic Adaptations

YOU HAVE TO WATCH THE BOLD TYPE!

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m talking about one of my new favorite shows The Bold Type!

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

I feel like I should start with the fact that I did not want to watch this show. When I was at ALA and my sister and I were taking a break at the hotel watching Harry Potter weekend *i cried again watching deathly hallows don’t judge me which is always on the channel Freeform and they kept playing commercials for the Bold Type. My sister and I were just like oh it could be a good show but it’s on Freeform so it won’t be good because Freeform shows are really dramatic and cheesy. Like I’ve watched to shows ever on Freeform which was Jane by Design *that was when it was abc family and Shadowhunters. I liked Jane by Design but it got canceled and Shadowhunters is just so bad like I can’t watch it.

But then suddenly it’s trending on Tumblr and then I’m in Cincinnati and my sister just texts and says she’s watching the Bold Type and she’s loving it. Then Christine uploads her Top 10 shows of 2017 and the Bold Type is on it. I did stay up one night with my sister and even though I was doing more work than watching it looked so cute. I decided to watch it and I loved it. OMG guys it’s such a good show. I mean it’s only been done for a couple of days now and I miss it so much! I loved this show so much! I can’t believe it’s on Freeform because it’s soooooo good! I love all the girls so much and I love Alex and I love Jacqueline! It’s just so great!

If you didn’t know this show follows best friends Jane, Sutton, and Kat. They all work at a magazine called Scarlet and the show follows them working there. Jane is a newly promoted writer, Sutton is an assistant but wants something more, and Kat who is head of Social Media. The show deals with a lot of real issues and has a lot storylines that follow real things and it’s so good! All the episodes are on Hulu so if you want to watch them then go do it right now! I have to go and do my non spoilery section because I really want to get deeper into the show and why it’s so good and everything that has happened in it. if you haven’t watched the Bold Type then go watch it then come right back and read the rest of this review and just watch it because the show is so good!

WARNING SPOILERS

IF YOU DON’T WANT TO GET SPOILED LEAVE

I’M NOT KIDDING

Okay so let’s just start with that finale because wow that was such an amazing episode and I enjoyed so much and I wanted to cry. So I’m very happy with how that finale went because we don’t know the show is being picked up for a second season and instead of ending on a cliffhanger like most shows *COUGH CLASS AND STILL STAR CROSSED COUGH. It ends solving a lot of different things that have been left opened but there are still something hanging around so that we can still get a season two which I loved that they did that. I want a season two because I love this show and I love the characters.

The season finale was so good and normally shows can’t do storylines with sexual abuse but this show did. The episode has Jane trying to do a piece on a girl who holds these weights in the park and when other girls have gone through the same thing they go and hold the weights too. She wants to do this as her finale piece at Scarlet because she’s going to work somewhere else. I didn’t like that Jane was already leaving Scarlet when she just got this writing job. Like come on girl! It was just such a good final episode of the season. I kind of figure that Jacqueline had been raped like half way and then the scene where she takes the weights and she’s standing looking so strong. I loved this so much. IT was so good!!

Also were we hinting at Sutton and Richard getting back together? I’m not complaining, I just wanted her and Alex to get together because they were so cute. Alex is such a great guy and I love him. I love how he understood why Sutton didn’t what to date because she hadn’t moved on from Richard. In most movies and shows, the guys just act like complete jerks and are rude and jerks but he was so nice about the whole thing even though he clearly likes her. That scene though where she had to go to a meeting after she and Alex had been found kissing and Richard was there and you could see that he was upset over the fact that she was with someone else and I thought it was really sad.

Kat and Adena I love them so much! They are so cute and people and I love them. I love the airport scene where she’s goes to the airport because Adena isn’t allowed into the country and they go on their first date and it was so beautiful and I loved it so much. And that scene where they are both shirtless and we got some side boob going on there. Gosh I made that so weird, what I mean is that you don’t normally see on a cable show with a lesbian couple. They are so cute and I love them. I also love Jane because I can relate to Jane like in some ways. Like quick to judge and loves writing. I enjoyed her character so much. I loved all these characters so much. They’re my favorites and I miss them so much!

I honestly really just want a season because I just want to see more them. I love this show and I love the storyline. It’s the perfect mix of real life issues, humor, and drama and it’s brilliant. I love it so much! I recommend this show to everyone because it is so amazing! 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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Bookclub: Epic Adaptations

Books I Read This Month! | September

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m talking about the books I read in the month of September of 2017! I made a post for the month of August which you can read here and please do because I had fun doing this. If you are wondering what this is, it’s basically a wrap up that I didn’t want to call a wrap up. I read 12 books this month which was one more than I read last month! I only read one F this month so there’s not as much ranting, ENJOY!


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

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

I’m currently re reading the Harry Potter books because it’s something I do like once a year and I started off September by finishing the Half Blood Prince for like the fourth time and I loved it. I love this book and I love Harry and Ginny and I hate that the thing happens at the end. You know what thing I’m talking about. Every time I read this book, I always get upset that the movie changes some many things. I mean I love the movie but you took some great moments out. Come now! I don’t really have a lot to say about this as it’s like my fourth time, reading it so yeah.


The Copper Gauntlet by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

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

I read book one like a couple months ago and I really enjoyed the first book and I also really enjoyed this one. It’s very crazy though and I meant have to re read it though because I had to re read the first book. It’s a good book and I love all the characters like I love Aaron and Callum and Tamara and I love that he has a giant chaos wolf as a pet and it’s so great! If you like Harry Potter and you like Cassandra Clare then you will enjoy this book because it’s great. I ship Aaron and Callum which is something that has been happening a lot lately. I’ll read Cassandra Clare books and they’ll have two males in the story that have this great friendship and I’m just shipping them and reading into everything! I read Shadowhunter Academy and there’s that story with James Herondale and Matthew Fairchild and the whole time I was just like ‘get together! get together!’. They didn’t get together, they became parabatai and a part of me was like ‘Maybe their the parabatai that messed everything up’ but no I know that’s not true.


A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

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D: Nothing seem to happen. The characters had a bad attitude or were boring until the end. Story didn’t know what it wanted.

Can you say disappointed? I was really disappointed with this book. I was takes on Sherlock and I was excited to read this book and I was really letdown by it. This book follows Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson and their great parents were Sherlock Holmes and John Watson and they don’t really find like each other but when a murder happens at their school they come to together to find out who did it. I liked the beginning of the book where it sets somethings up but after that I didn’t like it anymore as I didn’t like any of the characters. Jamie and Charlotte were so annoying and so was every other character that appeared. I was also kind of confused about the ending and I don’t even know if we find out who killed the guy like what? This book also has a lot of tropes about teenagers in it like most of time the guys were just objectifying the girls and the kids were all drinking and partying. I’m just so upset that I didn’t like this book! I so wanted to like it. I read the whole thing and I still didn’t like it. If you like this book than I’m glad that you found some enjoyment in it but as for me I didn’t and I wished I hadn’t wasted my time with it and I don’t like I’m going to continue on with this series. Sorry not sorry!


Big Little Lies by Liane Moriaty

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

THIS. BOOK. OH. MY. GOD! If you read my last Books I read this Month then you know  I was upset that I got Once and For All by Sarah Dessen and not this book and I didn’t go out and buy it. It finally became available at the library! I only wanted to read this book because I would sit in the room with my mom and I wanted to know who died and she wouldn’t tell me. My mom loves Liane Moriarty’s books and she has been telling me to read some of her books for a while now and I’ve finally read it and it was so amazing! I love how you saw the mystery just unfold in front of you and every detail affected what was happening. I was not accepting half of the stuff that happened at the party to happen  like I started screaming and my mom was just like ‘Yeah can you believe that?’ NO I CAN’T MOM! I wasn’t excepting that to happen. I had a thought in my mind that it would that person to die and I was still surprised when it happened and I can’t believe that person did that another thing! I was even more surprised with who killed that person I thought it was going to be someone else but I was wrong and I was so surprised! I’m currently watching this show with my mom. I’m debating if I should make it my November book for Epic Adaptations. If you don’t know Epic Adaptations is a book club that I do where I pick a book and I review it along with the book’s adaptations and then I compare them. Tell me if you think I should make it my book of the month for November because I have October (Handmaid’s Tale) and I think I’m narrowing in on my December book of the month.


The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

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

This was a book I got at ALA in June or July wow it’s sad that I don’t remember that. I’ve been wanting to read it for awhile but for some I didn’t read it until this month. I read it because it was the Booksplosion book of the month and I never read the book of the month for them because I never have it but last and this month I was lucky enough to have both arcs of those books. I didn’t not like Little Monsters but luckily they picked an Alexandra Bracken book which I was so excited about. If you don’t know Alexandra Bracken has written the Darkest Minds trilogy which I’ve only read the first two books I’m planning on getting to book three soon and she has also written the Passengers duology which I haven’t read yet DON’T JUDGE ME!!!! This book follows a boy named Prosper Redding who discovers that great something grandfather made a deal with a demon and then he broke it and now the demon Alastor is living inside him. I had a lot of  fun with this book and I’m super interested to see where this story is going. Sometimes the characters got on my nerves but it never really lasted long and I went back to loving them and this book was a lot of fun. If you enjoy all of Alexandra Bracken’s books than I recommend this book because you’ll have a good time.


The Bronze Key by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

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

This book….. um.. something happened in this book and I don’t like that it happened. Why did Holly and Cassie do this? WHY? He was my favorite and I loved him but now AHAHAHAHAH!!! If you haven’t guessed it yet my favorite died. They killed him. I’m not saying who because spoilers and I’m pulling for him to come back to life because I love him and I want him back. This book was also very good and I really enjoyed this book. I wasn’t not excepting that to happen. I’m really upset. The characters were still great and entraining and it had some great moments besides that other one. I’m going to read book four but if my favorite does not come back then I will be super upset and just cry and cry and cry. Luckily I like all the other characters so I’m still going to read and finish series when the two books come out because I do enjoy this books and there are super fun. This  really seems like I don’t like the book I liked this book! I’m excited for book four because you know other things happened in this book and I do have to know what the hell happens next.


Fairest by Marissa Meyer

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

I really regret the fact that I didn’t read this book until now! Why did I not pick this up when I was waiting for Winter? Why? Past Grace! What’s up with that girl being a weird when it comes to doing things? Fun fact about me I’m homeschool and I like listening to things while I work and I’ve been trying to get into audiobooks so I’ve been listening to them while I’ll do some work. Listening to audio books though for some reason makes things more intense for me so maybe if I read the book it wouldn’t be as intense. Like I was listening to the audiobook of Dumplin’ which for some reason got really intense like I had trouble going forwards at some points because I couldn’t take it and Dumplin’ is contemporary novel! Anyway I regret just waiting around for Winter and not reading this because this was amazing. In case your new here I love books about the origins of villains and this was so great! It reminded me of Lock & Mori and how you watch them slowly become the villains they are known for. Watching Levana slip into darkness and become a power crazy bitch was just so great! I really want to re read the Lunar Chronicles now because I miss this universe! It’s just so great! Marissa Meyer books are so good!


Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

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

I’m doing a review of this book which is coming in like a month so like out for that. I have no clue what’s in it as I’ve only written like a paragraph right now so yeah really interesting. I went into this book with low expectations because if you been here for awhile then you know I hate Chaol. He just gets on my nerves and he was so whiny and mean and I have like six reviews for each book and for each review that I have for this series I talk about how much I don’t like him. Luckily my mom read this before me and she said it was really good and that’s always comforting when it comes to books. Sometimes.  I really enjoyed this book, it’s not my favorite. Like Empire of Storms is currently holding that title but this one was really good. If you don’t know in Empire of Storms, Chaol wasn’t in it and this book is what was happening to Chaol during those events of book five. This was going to be a Novella but instead it turned into book six which is nice because I got one more book before the final which I’m not ready for. This book was pretty good and if you are worry about this book because a lot of people are than don’t worry I really think you’ll enjoy this book. I’m excited but I’m so scared to continue on! *thumbs up with a worried smile


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

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

I love this book so much! I didn’t cry this time when reading it because it seems with every time that I read or watch Deathly Hallows I cry but this time I didn’t. I just got really sad because I love this series so much! Deathly Hallows is just such an amazing book and it’s like one of my favorites. It’s so good! I don’t know if you guys know this but I love Harry Potter.


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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

I finally read this book and I’m so happy! I feel like I’m in on everything now because if you didn’t know this series an the spin off series Six of Crows which I plan on starting soon are very popular and like everyone has read them. I have read this book before but it was the middle of exam week so I couldn’t come completely get into which made me sad but now that I’ve read it I feel so good and I can’t wait to start book two! I’m really excited to get more into the Grishaverse because this book was good! I might do a whole review for this book or I just might do a review of the whole series depends on how I’m feeling. It’s probably going to a series review. I really enjoy this book and the characters and the Darkling! I love him! He is just so great! I didn’t really like Mal he was kind of like the Jacob of this story. He was just there the whole time and got upset about the things she did and I was like please just shut okay! I’m planning on starting book two soon that should be in next month’s list.


The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee

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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.

I think my goodreads review should say how I felt about this book, What’s this new trend of having sibling characters get together? I’m not liking it. Um… this was one of those books where the characters just party, drink, and do drugs and someone dies and two characters who are siblings sort of have a thing. It’s literally a different version of Little Monsters with rich kids in a hotel! The only thing that I kinda of liked was that a different girl who died like I thought it was going to be someone else but it wasn’t.


The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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

The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh is a book that I had heard things about but I never got started on. I only picked this book up because I watched a video with Renee in it and she was so funny and when she talked about her books they sounded so interesting. Then I watched Natasha’s videos and she said that she loved the Wrath & the Dawn books and I was like I have to give her book a try. So I did and I really enjoyed it this book. I liked the characters. The main character wasn’t as badass as I thought she was going to be but I liked the route they took with her because unlike most characters were they set out for revenge they have no fear and are dead set on what they have to do but this girl as fear and they let you know that she has fear and she wants to survive which is a route that I loved that Renee took for this character. The male character if I’m being honest I wasn’t sure if I was going to like because before I started this book I was told that he was a giant dick but he wasn’t. I really liked him and their relationship was so interesting to watch form and I was sad with how it ended. I have book two ready for me to read so hopefully I get that done next month.


And that’s it for September! I’m ready for October like October is going to be great. I’m being Wynona Rider’s character from Stranger Things who are you guys going to be? My goal for October is to read more scary books. But that’s my goal very year and I always fail because I can get scared pretty easily but I’m at least just going to try and read one Stephen King novel. I do want to re read the Alice and Zombieland trilogy….. yes I said trilogy….. I’m pretending like book four isn’t real (all you need to know was that I was lied too). This wasn’t as long as the last one. Maybe because I didn’t read two F’s and I didn’t have a lot to rant about. I hope you enjoyed this review *many reviews 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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Confess TV Show Review | Epic Adaptations

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m talking about the tv show, Confess, based off the book by Colleen Hoover which is my September book of the month!

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I did a review for the book which you can read here because it should be out by now. Let’s just hope that future Grace remembers to add the link. If you don’t know I have a book club called Epic Adaptations where every month I pick a book that has been turned into a TV or movie. Last month I reviewed Still Star-Crossed which I loved so much, you can read both reviews here and here. I was going to do the Handmaid’s Tale but I haven’t finished the show and I thought that it would work better in the month of October because the society in that book scares me so much!

This show follows Auburn, who works at an old folks home, and Owen, who is an artist and runs this art studio, and they have this whole romance thing going on and other dramatic stuff happens. If you read my review for the book then you should know that I liked the book but I didn’t think it was the best thing ever and that’s how I feel about this show. I mean it has some great moments and some emotional moments but I wasn’t that affected by everything that happened. It’s a good show don’t get me wrong but it wasn’t the best thing ever. The episodes were only like thirty minutes long which surprised me because I thought it was going to be an hour long thing but it wasn’t. There are only seven episodes as while which makes me wonder if it should have just been a movie instead of tv. I think that’s all I have for my non spoiler section so if you haven’t watched this show and you want to watch it then leave and then come back after you’ve watched it.

OKAY SPOILERS FROM HERE ALL OUT

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Okay so let’s just talk about Owen’s cat for a second because it looks like a stuff animal and I had to pause and laugh because what the hell? And they keep talking about him like he’s really a thing and I thought it was so funny! The show begins like the book begins and I was so emotional for that first scene I did not think I was going to do. In the book I wasn’t that emotional watching her and her old boyfriend whose name I don’t remember saying goodbye because he was really sick and she had to leave but I was crying for some reason. The rest of the episode after that didn’t you do it for me like it was cute like a romantic comedy but it wasn’t that enjoyable.

The acting for this show isn’t great. It’s fine. With every other word that they said I was like no no no. It’s very cheesy. We met AJ really early into the show and like we didn’t even know what was going on in her life until like half way through the book. In the first episode we learn that she is getting a lawyer because she wants full custody of her son and we see that Auburn doesn’t always say what she wants to say. Like with every texts she is like typing something and then deletes it and types something else. I think I like book Auburn more than tv shows Auburn because just she was better and funnier and more confident then this chick. Also the look they gave to Owen on this show to make him look like the guy from Fifty Shades whose name I don’t remember. He was on Once Upon A Time for like that first season. You know who I’m talking about.

I liked the guy who plays Owen, I mean he’s not the best actor like I said but I like him. Lydia was the chick from Gilmore Girls whose April’s mom and I didn’t realize that until I watched Natasha’s video. I couldn’t figure out where she was from and it was driving me crazy and then I watched her video and I felt like an idiot for not recognizing her. That’s all I have to say. I’m sorry I don’t have more but I’m not as opinionated on this as much as I have been for the other shows but I hated 13 Reasons Why and I was upset that Still Star Crossed was canceled.

Accuracy: 50%

There are things that are correct about this show like the characters, their relationships and then there are these details that are changed for no real reason like her relationship with her roommate, the place of the city, where she works. They are other things like the story is changed a little to add onto the plot lined and changed to go in a different order. I did enjoy this show even though at some moments I wasn’t all that entertained, some moments were really great and emotional. I’m going to give this show for B like the book for being good but not keeping really interested in the story all the way.

Rating: B for being great but not keeping me on my toes the whole time

I enjoyed this show and I would recommend that everyone who likes the book to go and watch it because you will enjoy 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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Writing with Grace! | Part XI

Greetings everyone! Welcome to another writing post!

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“Don’t classify me, read me. I’m a writer, not a genre.”
― Carlos Fuentes

I have more writing post which you can read but I’ve made ten of them so I’m not going to link all of them because there are too many of them. If you would like to read more writing post from me then go to the side bar and click on the thing that says writing. I can link the category where all my writing post so I’ll do that. If you would like to read more post about me and writing you can click here. I’m doing something different for this post because I have to talk about something but first before we began I have some fun and excited new! After a year and nine months I have finally finished Annabelle Strange! I finished it at the beginning of September and I was 2,000 words from 50,000 but I felt like I stretching it so I finished it and I was so happy! I need to get back to Daybreak which I’m excited about and I have made the decision to take a break from Space Between Us which was hard but I have to do it. Okay now to the post!

This post is mainly about my non fiction story which I have been talking about and I have been writing. I’ve now written 2,000 words more than I had last time we talked and I’m writing this pretty early in September so it could change in the future. I’m also at 105 pages which is pretty great. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about my book like I spend most very second thinking about this book because now that I’m back into it I want to finish and start doing all this stuff to it. Something that I’ve noticed while thinking about my book is that it has a lot to do with fear. The character’s fears, my fears, characters that are based off fears, my fears for the reactions about this book, and what people are going to compare this book to. So today we are going to be taking about the fear that has something to do with my book.

I haven’t really given out any information about this book, I think, and I’m just going to tell you that it deals with a controversial topic but the main focus isn’t supposed to me that topic. The main focus that I want the book to be on is depression and family and fear  and grief but I’m scared that no one is going to focus on that. They are going to focus on that controversial topic and compare to other books with that topic and I don’t want that! And I’m scared that people are going to judge it on that topic. The quote I picked for this goes with what I feel. I know they say you shouldn’t care what reviewers say and I know that I probably won’t read the reviews for my book. I only care about what my family thinks and I’m scared to let them read this book for lot of reasons. One of them being the controversial topic. Another reason being my family knows me better than anyone and I put a lot of things that are inspired by things that have happened in my life and a lot of things are inspired by them, mainly my sisters.

These characters and things are different and have become their own things but I don’t want them or anyone else thinking that this is want I think about them because I don’t. One of the main things is grief and people go through grief in different ways and I’m trying to show that by having them going it in different ways but I think that they might be hurt by what I have written. I haven’t let any of them read it and I’m keeping it like for awhile. My dad looked at my screen while I was writing and it was in the middle of a really hard scene and I scrolled away so that he couldn’t read. Him and my mom started talking about how I ever let them see my computer screen when I’m writing and it’s because I’m not ready for them to read my story!

A lot of my fears have found their way into my story and the main character has some of my fears and some of my fears have become their own characters. One of the fears my MC has that I have is disappointing the people I love and care about. She talks about how she’s going through the life and she doesn’t know who to talk to because she wants them to have this great and strong image of her and they already have that of her and they tell she amazing and great thinking that it will help, it drags her deeper down. Another thing about this story is that is also walks the line of anyone can have depression and not just these stereotypical characters but people who seemed happy. You can never really know what’s going on in someone else brain.

Fears that have become their own characters are like my friends and I will be pulled part because they become focused their relationships or they realized that they are better than me and move onto a different crowd. Another fear is relationship not keeping up or relationships falling apart like any relationships. I giant fear I have always had is my friendships just falling apart because they always seem to and I try to hold onto them tightly. Another is caring what people think of me and having that used against and saying terrible things about because they’ll go after what’s in this story.

Well that felt so good to talk about. I’m really glad I do this post. It’s the first time I’ve had anything to talk about in these post because they are normally like updates on where I’m at but now I have something to talk about. Also another thing I’m looking into self publishing which is just a fun fact. I don’t know I feel like I have some much going on that self publishing is easier. Also I think my parents read these so I might have a fun talk with them if they read this. You guys should comment questions and other things that I should talk about because I don’t have a lot to talk about for these posts. Or let me know if you want to see more posts like this. Also what stories are you guys writing let me know! If you would like to read one of the stories that I mention like Annabelle Strange then go to my links page. I hope you enjoy this rant! I post 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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Grace

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