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BOOK REVIEW: THE FALL OF FIVE BY PITTACUS LORE

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MY AMAZING MUG

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My amazing mug that my cousin made for me, complete with a snippet of my favorite quote from my favorite book series of this year: Legend by Marie Lu :')







~Amanda

REACTION TO THE END OF THE FALL OF FIVE

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The Fall of Five BREAKDOWN

THIS POST CONTAINS NOTHING BUT SPOILERS FOR THE FALL OF FIVE BY PITTACUS LORE.

AVERT YOUR EYES CHILDREN.





Four = Still awesome as ever!!! I LOVE HIM. (Please don't sleep with Sarah.)

Five = I LOATHE HIM. Was suspicious to me from the start. I HATE HIM.

Six = So. Dang. Amazing.

Seven = THANK YOU FOR MAIMING FIVE'S EYE. YOU ARE AMAZING. (I feel so bad for her that Eight died :'( )

Eight = WHY did he have to DIE? I LOVED HIM SO MUCH...;A; HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST OF THEM. WHY DID HE JUST....FIVE. HE HAD TO DIE AT THE HANDS OF FIVE. ;A;

Nine = That one character that swears too much. He's a smelly butt, but can have a soft heart sometimes.

Ten/Ella = HELP HELP HELP WHAT!!!?? Okay, so she's NOT Number Ten. BUT SHE MAY BE THE MOGADORIAN LEADER'S HEIR!!!????

Sam and His Father = Loving the fact they are back. :D AND THAT MALCOLM IS NOT A TRATIOR. SAM'S DAD IS A BOSS. AND SAM HIMSELF...UGH I LOVE HIM TO PIECES.

Sarah = ANNOYING. SERIOUSLY, GURL, CAN YOU NOT!? FOUR NEEDS TO GO B…

The Darkest Minds: First Impressions

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WARNING: The following post contains MINOR spoilers found only the first three chapters and/or the back of the book. 


So what happens when you use a magical notebook that can kill people to kill off the entire world's criminals? 
WAIT. 
WRONG STORY. 

So what happens when you use a magical notebook to kill children for a random reason?
Ahahah, SHUT UP, BRAIN. 

But seriously. When a deadly (You don't say?) plague starts Death Note'ing children and causing them to keel over and die (ergo, Death Note references) for no apparent reason, the entire country goes into a panic. 
NATURALLY the best idea is to put the survivors in a slave camp! Right? Right?

OH HEY, let's put a kid with Charmspeak and/or Geass in there, too. Because everyone loves the kid that can tell the jerky soldier to off herself and the soldier gladly complies! Right?

Wait wat

Oh yeah, the survivors apparently turn out with weird abilities. No wonder the government is scared of them. 
NATURALLY THE BEST IDEA …

Allegiant, House of Hades, and Christmas 2k13

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Look! I'm existing again! I'm pretty sure I haven't made a post in over a month. 
There are questionably legit reasons for that. 


But that's totally not what this is about. Instead we'll be covering the topics in the title one at a time? Got it? Good. Didn't get? Good. Moving on. 


 Allegiant. 
I finally got around to reading Allegiant over a month ago. 
There's a post I made some time ago that said I completely disregard anyone's opinion, doesn't matter where it comes from, about a book I'm reading or planning to read. The intent of that is to go in with a clean slate. No expectations. Of course, Allegiant being the last book in the series, I already had quite a bit of hype built up for it already. Especially after having to wait a year and a half for it. Based on the previous two books, my brain was saying 'dis gon be gewd!', but everyone else around me (bar Jasmine) was saying 'IT'S CRUD.' Enter aforementioned disregard to the …

No New Books...

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I just haven't had any books to really review...I'm between book releases at the moment. Anyway, I have been rereading the Watersong series by Amanda Hocking. Normally, when I have books that I really like, I read it once and then reread and go through and make a Word document of quotes that I like or are particularly...cute...let's say, because of the ship. This is my second time reading the Watersong series but I didn't feel like starting the Word document, maybe next time. I know, I'm weird.

So, the Watersong series (no spoilers). The book jacket info from Good Reads: 

"Fall under the spell of Wake—the first book in an achingly beautiful new series by celebrated author Amanda Hocking—and lose yourself to the Watersong.

Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone's attention—bu…

Bookshelf Tour & Reading List!

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Glitch!

Hi guys :D Merry Christmas~

So, I just realized that my Goodreads (which is counting the books I've read this year) didn't have Prodigy on my list...

I just finished The Power of Six, and was going through my list when I realized Prodigy wasn't there because I had accidentally forgot to input the date I had finished it.

So, I have read 55 books this year!!!!

YAY!!!!

~Amanda

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2013 EVERYONE!!!! <3

~Amanda

Amanda's Book Haul! (Reading List)

For some reason, Blogger can't find my video so I can plug it directly onto here :/ So here's the link... http://youtu.be/pgXVrkH1S_A

Amanda's Reading Shenanigans

YESTERDAY WAS THE FIRST DAY OF WINTER.

Today is December 22nd, 2013.

In 8 days 2013 will be over, 2014 will be here, and a new reading year will dawn.

So far, I've read 53 books.

How many books can I accomplish before 2014 hits? >:)

CURRENTLY READING:

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore. (halfway through!)

FUTURE READING:

The Rise of Nine
The Fall of Five
Clockwork Angel
Clockwork Prince
Clockwork Princess
The Raven Boys
The Dream Thieves
The Scorpio Races
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Fangirl
Eleanor and Park
BZRK
BZRK: Reloaded

LET'S GO GO GO GO GO!! :D

~Amanda

READING 2013-2014

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Sort of Book Related...

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So, big day today in fandom news. We have a first clip for the Divergent movie, linked below.

http://movies.yahoo.com/video/divergent-exclusive-first-clip-012029180.html?soc_src=copy

Quick trailer discussion:
Four seems very quick to take off his shirt....um....I would think he would be more shy about showing Tris his tattoos. I love how you can see that moment when Four and Tris realize exactly what's happening. The music in the background is distracting and too loud, I think, for this moment in the movie. Maybe it is just for the trailer (hopefully.) I think this movie is going to be really good!


And, we also have the official TFioS movie poster, as confirmed by John Green.



Look at that amazing beautiful-ness. (It's just that awesome, I'm making up words now.)
Pay special attention to the tagline: "One Sick Love Story"

It's cruel, but at the same time, I want to laugh because how true it is. And then I want to almost cry because of how true it is.


Yesterday, we als…

BOOK REVIEW: I AM NUMBER FOUR BY PITTACUS LORE

LOL, I just watched the movie trailer and it looks SOOO dumb XD
BUT. This book was fab.
Honestly, I liked it way better than I thought I would. I found myself loving it.

Before I get to the parts I didn’t really like, let me start with the positive:

This story is original. Yes, there’s a lot of sci-fi about aliens and other planets and space and stuff, but this is awesome. Pittacus Lore came up with an original “other kind,” gave them a planet, gave them all original names with original powers and stuff, and created original bad guys.

This story was so action-packed. It had you on the edge of your seat, holding your breath as you turned the page. The first chapter had me absolutely hooked. It started out as a wild roller coaster ride and didn’t stop.

Let’s talk characters.

Four: I feel that is his proper name, and it is, so I want to call him that instead of John. An amazing character with a heart of gold. This dude is kick-butt, yet has a gentle spirit. I forgot several times that he’s 15 ye…

BOOK REVIEW: CITY OF ASHES BY CASSANDRA CLARE

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Alright, here we go.

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare...I really liked this one.

I greatly enjoy Clare’s writing style; I appreciate the fact that she writes in such a way that you can IMAGINE and SEE what is happening, especially when it comes to action sequences, which I will be discussing further in my I Am Number Four review post, and possibly a post devoted to explaining my thoughts on action in books.

I’m gonna lay it out:


1. Magnus Bane + Alec Lightwood 2. Maia
3. Simon
4. Jocelyn

5. The Inquisitor 6. Valentine 7. Clary
1. Magnus Bane + Alec

Magnus, at one point in the book, is described as “a gay Sonic the Hedgehog.” Sorry, but I couldn’t help laughing.

But EW. Um...Magnus and Alec...I don’t ship that. Plus, I already don’t support gays, so lol, no.

And the fact that Alec denied liking Magnus in front of Jace because he still loves Jace...omygosh stop.

2. Maia

I like her. At first she was kinda annoying but she came around. She was still so minor I was kinda confused by her. Her role finally …

Fall of Five.....GAH!

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No time for the little intro that tells you that there are spoilers present for the book mentioned in the title.

Serious business to get to.

Here we go.



I shut down my computer about 35 minutes ago so I could focus on finishing Fall of Five. Turns out that most of the end of the book was a sneak peek for one of the Lost Files books. The ending made me just....GAH! So I had to reboot my laptop to make this post.

No summary. Just reaction.


Sam finally reuniting with his dad: Aww, that's nice. Too bad you left Adam there.

Sam and Six on the roof:

 Ella's dreams: Creepy. Now stop waking everybody up. Sleep is required to fight a war.

Eight and Marina going out to see the city: Something bad is going to happen....nope.

John and Sarah going to the zoo: Something bad is going to happen....well, sort of. I ship it, but it's still going a little too well....

Sam and Six in the garage:

Nine teasing Five (also getting Eight killed): Shut up! Stop talking. Right now.



Five getting back at Nine…

Book Review: World After

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So, I have finished reading World After. It took me more time than it would have normally because finals week made me very tired. Good news though, I am officially on winter break as of yesterday!

My rating: 8 / 10

This is a book review, so if you haven't read or still plan to read World After, you should probably stop reading now.














World After. Where to begin...hmm...

Well, I will admit that I didn't remember much of what happened in Angelfall, besides the fact that Penryn was able to use Raffe's sword, Paige is some freaky experiment thing, and Raffe has demon wings as part of a plot for Uriel to become the Messenger. I had to go through the Angelfall posts to refresh my memory because I wasn't able to find a place that summarized the book.

This is why I reread my books, guys.

In hindsight, I should have reread Angelfall before I read World After but I was so excited to read my new books that I just didn't. The recount below probably has some mistakes in it because I h…

IT'S OFFICIAL

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I SHALL KEEP READING; I WANNA GO OVER MY GOAL!!

20 DAYS UNTIL 2013 ENDS.

LET'S SEE HOW MANY BOOKS I CAN CONQUER IN 20 DAYS.

~Amanda