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MARRY KISS KILL TAG

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BOOK REVIEW: CLOCKWORK PRINCE BY CASSANDRA CLARE

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Book Reaction/Review: The Severed Tower

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WARNING: THE FOLLOWING POST CONTAINS SPOILERS OF A SIZE COMPARABLE TO THE US NATIONAL DEBT. 










Book Music

This post has been long overdue. I've been wanting to do it for months. 

And now I finally got around to doing it. 

First off, this post contains no major spoilers for anything. 

What's this post about? 'Book Music' doesn't exactly give a detailed thought. It could mean anything. 

This post is about how I relate books and music. Whether it be anime soundtracks, game soundtracks, you name it: Most of my music is 'bound' to books. 

'Bound', past tense of 'bind': The term I use to put into words what I do with some songs and books, whether intentionally or not. It works because scents and sounds are the two senses that most easily and powerfully invoke memories. Scent being stronger by far, but it's kind of hard to bind a scent to a book. Although I HAVE done it. Three. All three times unintentionally. Because, you know. Reading a book a smelling junk at the same time is just weird. 

Moving on. 

I'm odd in the sense that I cannot read in pure,…

Starters and Enders

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Alright, I finished Enders last night and decided to make a post about it. No spoilers since they are not very well known.

Note: I am talking about the duology by Lissa Price. Starters and Enders. Enders is not to be confused with Ender's Game by Scott Orson Card.



This was the first duology I have ever read. It's interesting because everything has to happen faster than a trilogy yet still have enough plot to happen in two books instead of one. Or I at least found it interesting. Not sure if that was grammatically correct, but I'm moving on.

So, Starters. The description from Good Reads:

Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.

He …

REVIEW: CLOCKWORK ANGEL BY CASSANDRA CLARE

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REACTION TO CLOCKWORK ANGEL BY CASSANDRA CLARE

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Book Reaction: Severed Tower Pages 1-100

WARNING! The following post contains light spoilers! Nothing major, but still be careful.





















Oh.


My.





Doge.





You know the author is good when they can make you feel what the characters fell.

You know they're better when you can easily see what they see and feel what they feel.

You're J Barton Mitchell you make me get feelsy over the death of a character that had been there for half a page.

Seriously. The first 100 pages were already an upwards hill of winding tension and feels ready to just explode in your face later in the book.

But then this scene happens. Seriously, the scene's intention was to give some light on one of the new characters. The character that dies was literally a nameless, unimportant bloke until the instant he keeled over.

But how the scene was played off made me get slammed by a wave of feels. I've laughed when disposable characters have died before. I've shrugged it off. But this was the first one that actually made me feel something.


I believe if …

Reading Future, Inspiration, and Breathing

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Hey people! I got inspiration to make a post! That means you get to read stuff about me! The stuff I was inspired to form into a post, anyway. 

If you can't read the title, those subjects are reading, inspiration, and breathing. More on the latter later. 
READING FUTURE! This is something I've half-wanted to put up for a while, but never have I had the time or inspiration to actually do it - until now. 
Here I'm going to list all my current future reading plans as they stand currently, as far into the future as I can go.
Currently reading - The Severed Tower (J. Barton Mitchell)



After that, there's multiple ways this can happen. It all depends on the postal service. 
Either Resist (Sarah Crossan) gets to me first or Never Fade (Alexandra Bracken) gets to me first. If I get them both at the same time, Never Fade gets read first. The one that doesn't get read first will get read second. 








Then there's Murder of Crows (Kevin Kauffmann) and Blood Red Road (Moira Young). Bot…

YESSSS XD

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FINNICK ODAIR & CLOCKWORK ANGEL

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FINALS WEEK AND READING

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THE DARKEST MINDS. OH. MY. GOSH.

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Tyler gave me this book to read on Thursday or Friday. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken is 488 pages of amazingness. I just finished it. Spoilers present.

My rating: 9-9.5 / 10

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Then the conversation continued with some GIFs to explain our feelings because that's what always happens after one of us finishes a book.


WHAT?!?!?!?!?


Chubs better be alive, or...or....I don't know what I'm going to do, but someone has to be around to save Ruby when she gets stupid. Plus, he's awesome. And his letter. Serious feels.

Liam and Ruby. SHIP IT! SHIP IT! SHIP IT! I ship it like FedEx. Oh my gosh. Then Ruby went all Orange on him and erased herself from his memory. No! What are you doing? All I see is this:





Slip Kid/Clancy Gray. I never liked you. Leave my ship alone. No love triangle please. You're a creep. And a jerk. And you're evil. You've reduced me to writing three word sentences/phrases. Leave now.

Suzume. Why did you …

Books of 2013

Hi, so same deal with the favorite books thing. I tried to follow all of Tyler's rules, but I think I may have forgotten a few...

I only listed Champion because I read Legend and Prodigy in 2012....I think, I'm pretty sure.

Okay, so I'm awful at remembering stuff like this....hopefully I got the whole list of things I read in 2013....


Favorite Books:
1. The Fault in Our Stars
2. Champion (Legend series)
3. Heroes of Olympus


Favorite Male Protagonists:
1. Augustus Waters (TFioS)
2. Jem Carstairs (The Infernal Devices)
3. Percy Jackson (PJO and HoO)


Favorite Female Protagonists:
1. Penryn Young (Angelfall series)
2. June Iparis (Legend series)
3. Annabeth Chase (PJO and HoO)


Favorite Not-So-Main-Or-Side-But-Still-Important Characters:
1. Simon Lewis (The Mortal Instruments)
2. Isabelle Lightwood (The Mortal Instruments)


Most Hated Characters: 
1. Sebastian/Jonathan (The Mortal Instruments)
2. Thomas (Legend series)


Most Unpredictable Ending: Champion, Kill Order
Most Feels Ruined: Champion, TID,…

Amanda's Book Memories of 2013

Rules (that I will also use like Tyler did):

1. Listing a book encompasses it's entire respective series. 

2. Re-reads don't count. Top 3 Favorite Books: 1. Legend 2. I Am Number Four 3. The Fault in Our Stars Top 3 Least Favorite Books: 1. Allegiant 2. Looking for Alaska 3. Paper Towns Top 3 Favorite Male Characters: 1. Day from Legend 2. Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars 3. Four from I Am Number Four

Top 3 Favorite Female Characters:
1. June Iparis from Legend
2. Penryn Young from Angelfall
3. Six from I Am Number Four

Top 3 Most Hated Characters:
1. Captain Thomas from Legend
2. Sebastian from City of Glass
3. Five from The Fall of Five

Top 3 Most Unpredictable Endings:
1. Champion by Marie Lu
2. The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore
3. Partials/Fragments by Dan Wells

(And Frozen sweeps the movie category with Saving Mr. Banks in 2nd place; Attack on Titan the anime category) ~Amanda

READING UPDATE!

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The Hunger Games: A Parody

THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE HUNGER GAMES.

IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK (OR WATCHED THE MOVIE) AVOID THIS POST.







This is a parody I wrote for my AP Literature class. Enjoy. :)


Hunger Games Parody
The time is the future and the setting is futuristic America, to be more specific, the region of Panem. Basically, this is sometime in the future in America and there’s the ever-present, ever-annoying, ever-watching government and then the people, who have been separated into 13 districts. District 13 decided the government needed to go and so, in all its swag, it rebelled and the government laughed and totally bombed and decimated the entire district, as well as blew up the rebels. In order to keep the other districts in line and to remind the people to be good little citizens, the Capitol implemented the Hunger Games, which has absolutely nothing to do with food and absolutely everything to do with death. So, it is the time of the 74th annual Hunger Games. There are 12 districts and the Ca…

NerdMemories of 2013

Hey, guys! Sorry about the lack of posts on my part recently. Well, minus the two I put out last week or something. I just haven't had much time to even think about posting stuff. The holiday season (which in my agenda encompasses everything from Thanksgiving break to returning to school after Christmas break) this year was extremely busy for me. I'm back at school now, and as backwards as this sounds, I have more time to think about posts now! 
So I thought about this post. 
This post is basically going to be a huge list of all my nerdy favorites from 2013 (So basically nothing personally personal). I set some rules for myself, which are as follows:


Books started in 2013 and finished in '14 count as '13, not '14. 
Songs promoted to my favorites in '14 but released/discovered in '13 count as '14, and as such won't be featured here. Sorry, Frozen. 
Across all categories for books, no more than THREE characters can be used from each respective series, and …

2014 Reading!!

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BOOK REVIEW: THE GREAT GATSBY BY F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

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So, classes start up again tomorrow...*sigh*

I'm kind of excited to go back because my school has good food but there's work involved.

Anyway, I was only able to get one new book over the break, Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza. Since this is a relatively little known book, I will be just rating it with no spoilers.




"Mila 2.0 is the first book in an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence.

Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past—that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do.

Now she has no choice but to run—from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology. However, what Mila’s becoming is b…