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Reaction: If I Stay

Hmm....I just finished If I Stay by Gayle Forman. I finally received it in the mail today and I read it in 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

It was a different kind of good. It was kind of like John Green book level good but more serious.

And like John Green books, I know I did not fully understand the meanings behind the words in this book, and it is for that reason that I will not be rating this book yet. I don't even think I have the slightest grasp on the meanings, as opposed to John Green books when I somewhat understand.

Some spoilery stuff below.

So, I heard about this book after a Facebook page posted the movie trailer. I watched it because I recognized Chloƫ Grace Moretz from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies.
I watched the trailer and it piqued my interest, so I asked so people over Facebook if they'd read it. One person recommended I read it, so I ordered it for like $5. Why not? Whenever I look into a book and I'm still interested in reading it, I am never let down. I don't thin…

My Life At the Present

Hey, guys, it's Amanda.

I've been dying to read, but I'm super busy.

In fact, I really shouldn't be writing this post, but I feel the urge to update the blog.

I've not been busy ALL Senior year.

But now we have 14 days left, not counting weekends or Memorial Day.

And then after those 14 days of school, we have 4 days until we graduate, not counting that weekend.

June 12th guys.

That's the day I get liberated from high school.


I've been smashed with final projects.

That represents me hating my non-busy life and then colliding with my final projects.

And I'm just like:

Whoa, where did those come from.

And then I realized how close the end of school was.

And the due dates of the projects.

And now I'm like:

And my reaction at the end of all of this is:

Yeah, it's not great.

But I'll get through it :)


I will be re-reading The Selection and The Elite by Kiera Cass because the final book in the trilogy, The O…

Review: The Red Pyramid

So, I finished The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan this afternoon.

I bought this book at a Goodwill book store that's hidden in a shopping complex near my house. I wasn't sure how good this book was going to be, but I have to say that I think it lived up to the Rick Riordan standard. It was a very interesting story that kept me engaged.

Although, because I am genuinely very bad with names, it was sometimes hard to follow the characters, what with the Egyptian names and all.

My rating: 8-8.5 / 10

Spoiler-y stuff below...

Some quick thoughts.

Zia. I liked Zia a lot and I was starting to ship her and Carter. And then we find out that the Zia that was with Carter and Sadie for the entire trip was a shabti (I think that's how you spell it...). Now I'm not so sure, I mean I'm glad the real Zia is safe somewhere and that the real Zia was communicating with the shabti Zia, but was all of the stuff with her and Carter real? I guess I have to read the other two books to find out.



Hiccup and Toothless's relationship: then and now



Book Slump

Is it wrong that I feel joy from causing the level of feels that I have by having Tyler and Amanda read the Legend trilogy? 



They chose this life as book nerds. And I fully expect them to do the same to me. Book buddies.

So, I don't have any new books to post about yet. I'm kind of in that weird between books phase. City of Heavenly Fire, the last book in the Mortal Instruments series does not come out until the 27th. Divided, the sequel to Dualed also is released on the 27th. The sequel to Mila 2.0, Renegade, comes out on the 13th, but I won't get that from my friend for a bit. 

I recently finished rereading City of Fallen Angels and City of Lost Souls to refresh my memory before City of Heavenly Fire. Unfortunately, I seemed to have underestimated how much time I would have to read, so I finished them a bit early. I can't decide what I should reread next while I wait for new releases....I have been watching the Marvel superhero movies, but I only have two more l…