Friday, September 23, 2011

INSURGENT Cover & 20 Things

Well, if you haven't seen it, then here it is. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

The INSURGENT cover! *harps and angels singing*

Annnnnd boom goes the dynamite. (By the way, if you haven't seen that YouTube video, please search it now. Many minutes of laughs)

IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love how they went with the style of the first cover, but with the Amity faction's symbol. So be-a-utiful! Wonderful! Fantastic! Splendid! Unicornerific!

If you haven't, please go buy DIVERGENT now. It's oh so amazing! It's literally one of my favorite books. You can find my review of it here.

Now that I've gotten out my cover love *wipes drool away*, I'm putting something that I thought would be fun into this post.

So now, without further ado, here are 20 things I have done in life:

1. Broke my head open
2. Had a Central Park snowball fight in New York City
3. Pulled a redneck and ate fried chicken on the roof with my brother on Fourth of July to watch the fireworks around my house
4. Cried for half an hour when I was five because my brother walked into the room wearing a skeleton costume
5. Wore a disguise for a day and fooled all of my merit badge teachers at a Boy Scout camp
6. Played hide 'n' seek in a storage facility until 2 A.M.
7. Fallen asleep walking
8. Finished three months of homework in a week
9. Read a 500 page book in a day
10. Got a giant bag of Krystals with some friends and ate them while watching a movie at the local drive in theater
11. Starred as a sheep in a play
12. Sat on a swing while staring up at a sky full of shooting stars
13. Spent a day with my best friend talking about fantasy worlds and magic
14. Cried while reading THE LAST SONG by Nicholas Sparks
15. Almost gotten frostbite
16. Gotten hypothermia
17. Stayed up until 5 A.M. writing
18. Almost fallen off of a mountain
19. Played against a bunch of kids half my age in a state piano competition
20. Ran out of cool, fun, and/or weird things to write about....

Well, buh-bye. I'm off to listen to some music and read LIFE OF PI.

d-_-b Head-phones-wearing emoticon. :D

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

December 1st, 2009 - Little, Brown
Synopsis: There were no surprises in Gatlin County
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. WhenLena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

First of all, sorry I missed last week's posts, but I'll make up for it with something that's awesome (if you haven't already seen it) on Friday.

Anyway, I liked this book. Main word here: "LIKED". I didn't love it.

I did like the love story in it, though I kind of felt that Ethan was a little unbelievable as a male in a relationship. He seemed to be kind of a conundrum. He liked hard rock, and watches a horror film marathon on Halloween, and he's on the basketball team, and yet, he's this really, really sensitive guy. I felt kind of like, "What?" when it came to him.

As a matter of fact, I kind of felt like that with the whole book. The ending left me with this "Whaaaaat?" feeling.

The characters were fun, the use of magic was cool, but some things went unexplained, were confusing, or just plain "Whaat?"

So, this book was "Whaaat?" in my opinion.

The one thing I did like about it was how multi-faceted it was. It never was boring and it kept on getting more in-depth. So, yep.

Also, I like this quote:
'Mrs. Lincoln was a rage-aholic, on a mission, with a network-a dangerous combination. When we were in the eighth grade, Mrs. Lincoln ripped the cable box out of the wall because she found Link watching a Harry Potter movie, a series she campaigned to ban from the Gatlin County Library because she thought it provoked witchcraft.' (I like this because it reminds me of my mom :D)


See ya on Friday!

Friday, September 9, 2011

HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick

October 13th, 2009 - Simon & Schuster Summary: For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.

With his easy smile and his eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgement.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen-and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

Since on Wednesday I posted about something non-book review-ish, I'm posting my book review for HUSH, HUSH, tonight.

I'm going to say that HUSH, HUSH wasn't great, but it was really, really good!

Nora was a fantastic main character to read about, and, in fact, she's a really great main character-reminds me a little of Beatrice from DIVERGENT, how easy to understand and read about she was.

At first, Patch kind of ticked me off. He was a bit rude to Nora, and he acted as if that were sexy, which to me was just jerk-ish.

One thing that also annoyed me was how long it took for Patch to finally confess that he was a fallen angel, which I thought was pretty DUH, considering the cover, and the prologue, which has to do with Nephilim and fallen angels.

Ms. Fitzpatrick's writing style was really, really great. It reminded me a little of NEVERMORE by Kelly Creagh, what with how it surrounded a teenage girls who hangs out with a dark guy, and is alone a lot.

It's a really great read. One thing that I absolutely adored was Nora's best friend, Vee.... OMG! She was so absolutely, ridiculously funny! I'm not putting a quote up because anything she said, could be used as quote. ANYTHING. She was just hilarious! And then ending was a really great! There were some intense nail-biter scenes, and that was a huge one. Fantastic! I already bought CRESCENDO, and I'm just about to jump into it.

Anyway, happy reading!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Sisters Red Soundtrack!!!

I did it!!! YESH!

I uploaded the first three tracks of the Sisters Red soundtrack to YouTube! Here's the link to my YouTube account, and the first song, "Strangers Never Walk Down This Road":

I hope you like it! Also-sorry for the pauses of emptiness at the ends of the videos. I don't know why they have those, and so I don't know how to fix them. Anyway, leave comments! :D


Saturday, September 3, 2011


Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! Rue's four-note whistle is at the end! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!!!!!!


p.s. Sorry I didn't post yesterday! I was setting up for my grandparent's secret 50th anniversary party. :)
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