Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thursday Treasures #9

Thursday Treasures is where I tell you guys what I love at the moment: books, movies, or anything that I'm obsessing over.

The Wolf Among Us from Telltale Games.

Yet another Telltale game series, the whole five episodes of the game are out and I only need episode 5 and I finish the first season. The game is based off The Fables graphic novel series about fairy-tale characters in New York. The graphic novels are very adult, but the game isn't as bad (however, episode 2 has some nudity) and the characters are awesome. Plus the main character you play as is the Big Bad Wolf. :D

Film Thursday #7: Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (TV Movie 2014)

 It has been quite a while since I enjoyed a lifetime movie (or watched it for the content instead of the bad acting, lol) but I couldn't stay away from this one. Thankfully it was put up on Netflix, since I don't have cable. The main two reasons I watched this movie: Christina Ricci (one of my favorites) and the Lizzie Borden story that I learned about at school sounded interesting. I think it was well-done for a lifetime movie, and I hope they put out more movies like this. The acting was not horrible, and it had some good people in it. Plus it had just the right mix of creepy and court-room drama. And the dresses of the period, 1800s-1900s, were really pretty. I would recommend checking it out if you like movies like this.

Manga Review: Attack on Titan Volume 2

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The Colossal Titan has breached humanity’s first line of defense, Wall Maria. Mikasa, the 104th Training Corps’ ace and Eren’s best friend, may be the only one capable of defeating them, but beneath her calm exterior lurks a dark past. When all looks lost, a new Titan appears and begins to slaughter its fellow Titans. Could this new monster be a blessing in disguise, or is the truth something much more sinister?

My Review:

I was not a huge fan of the first volume (I bought it and then gave it away to someone who would like it more) mainly because the art of the manga is so strange. But since I want to read the manga before I watch the anime I decided to give it one more chance by getting the second one from the library. And I really enjoyed the second one ten times more then the first! :D The characters are awesome, and the story was so interesting.

I recommend checking out this manga despite the art or if you disliked the first one.

My Rating:

Four Stars Out of Five

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Top 5 Wednesdays: Top Books/Movies/TV Shows That Made You Cry #16


Top Five Wednesdays is hosted on Goodreads.

1. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen. One of the only books that got actual tears out of me.

2. A Little Princess, the movie from 1995. I've seen this multiple times and it always makes me cry.

3. Veronica Mars. The season one and two finales always make me bawl.

4. Supernatural. Any scene with Dean Winchester is always so well acted I can't help but cry during the sad scenes.

5.  Buffy. The season two finale with Buffy vs Angelus made me cry buckets.

Waiting On Wednesday #14

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, where you pick a book that is coming out soon that you want to read.

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Release Date: August 5th, 2014 (pretty close!)

Summary from Goodreads:

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.

Love gets ugly.

My Notes: Since I read Slammed I now want to read all of her books and can't wait for her new one. :D There was a giveaway on Goodreads, but I didn't win. :(

Wishlist Wednesday #14

Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper.

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes 

Summary from Goodreads:

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

My Notes:

I've heard amazing things about this book. I just picked this up from the thrift store for .95 cents and I cannot wait to read it. Planning on reading it next week when I have time at home (I hate bringing my own books with me in my bags because I don't want to ruin them).

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From #17

1. Claymore Series - 14 Books I Own and 9 I've Read
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2.  Charlaine Harris - 14 Books I Own and 12 I've Read
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3. Meg Cabot - 13 Books I Own and 13 Books I've Read
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4. Sarah Dessen - 11 Books I Own and 11 I've Read
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5. Louise Rennison - 6 Books I Own and 6 I've Read

6. Meghan McCarthy - 5 Books I Own and 5 I've Read

7. George R. R. Martin - 5 Books I Own and 4 I've Read
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8. Rachel Vincent - 4 Books I Own and 4 Books I've Read
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9. John Green - 4 Books I Own and 4 I've Read
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10. Libba Bray - 4 Books I Own and 4 I've Read

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Volume 2 and 3

Summary from Goodreads:

From award-winning writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (Pride of Baghdad, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist FIONA STAPLES (Mystery Society, Done to Death), SAGA is sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe.

My Review:

I finally got my hands on the next two Saga volumes, and really enjoyed both of them. However, volume 3 was not as action packed as the other two.

Plus some of the adult content was cringe worthly, but the characters and the plot was amazing.

My Rating:

Volume 2: Five Stars Out of Five
Volume 3: Three Stars Out of Five

Monday, July 28, 2014

Review: Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Summary from Goodreads:

Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.

Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.

My Rating:

Yet another Jennifer Brown novel, and another touchy subject read. The fact that the main character is the girlfriend of the school shooter, and inadvertently helped him pick his victims was so chilling. At first I had a hard time connecting to the main character, but as the story went on and we saw her side of the story it was easier to feel for her and hope that someday she will outlive the title the world has given her.

I recommend checking this out if you can handle stories like this.

My Review:

Four Stars Out of Five

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?/Week of Wisdom Wrap-up #14

This meme comes from Book Journey, and it is where you show what books you read last week and what you will be reading this week. 

The Books I Read Last Week:

Magic Burns (#1) by Ilona Andrews (4 Stars) - Own
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (2 Stars) - Own
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (4 Stars) - Ebook Library
 Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (3 Stars) - Ebook Library
Revival Volume 1 (4 Stars) - Library
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini (3 Stars) - Own
Bitter End by Jennifer Brown (3 Stars) - Library
Attack on Titan Volume 2 (4 Stars) - Library
The Raven Boys (5 Stars) - Audiobook library
Hate List by Jennifer Brown (4 Stars) Library
No. 6 Volume 1 (4 Stars) Library
Honey and Clover Volume 2 (3 Stars) Library


Total number of Pages I've read this week: 3,576

Books I Want to Read This Week:


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Top Five Sunday: Favorite Disney Movies! {Part II} # 13

Top Five Sunday is hosted by Larissa and Friends' Bookish Life

1. The Little Mermaid. My parents took me to the theater to watch this when I was little and I still love it. I own the VHS and the Blu-ray. :D The second one wasn't as good as the first, but I totally went to the theater to see it, lol. And I also saw a play version at Disney Land.
2. The Beauty and the Beast. It was hard to pick which one of these movies I would put first because I love this one as well. And my parents took me to the play version as well, and the remastered edition in theaters.
3. George of the Jungle. Not an animated movie but still made by Disney! I used to watch this movie daily when I was little, I loved Brendan Fraser (watched The Mummy daily as well, lol).
4. The Princess Diaries movies, one and two. Even though the second movie did not follow the book closely, I still enjoyed (Chris Pine people!).
5. Wall-E. I should have more Pixar in this post but I enjoy the films but they are not my favorites. But I just adored Wall-E! :D