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So it has been a long time…

Yep, its been quite a long time since I have posted anything in this blog.  However, I plan to change that.  As can be imagined, I have read MANY books since I last reviewed something and I have so much I want to talk about.  Not really sure what book I am going to review next (I’m thinking maybe Ink or the Grisha trilogy).  But, there will be something soon I promise.  Again, sorry for such a long time away, life has been so crazy between school, dance, and life.

P.S. Guys! I found Marissa Meyer’s (author of Cinder) fanfiction account name!!!!! It is Alicia Blade and dude, she has some AMAZING fanfictions on there. So, if you are in need of something good to read, go check that out!

 

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Star Trek: into darkness

So, I saw the movie.  No, I didn’t just see that movie, I lived it.  Yes, Star Trek into darkness is that amazing.  Now, I am not just saying that because I am a Trekkie (although that was a good portion of the reason) , but I think I would have loved this movie even if I wasn’t already adore the characters and story line.

Personally, I love action movies I thought it was brilliant to have the first scene so action packed.  It really drew me in and made me excited from the get go.  This opening scene had some of the most beautiful scenery in the entire movie, but the entire movie was just beautiful.  Every background and scene was meticulously planned with the utmost care and added a whole new level to the movie.  This aspect allowed the audience to really feel like they were there with the characters instead of just watching.

The movie had the perfect amount of wit, drama, and action.  I don’t think anyone in the theater was at any time bored, whether they were laughing at Bones, biting their fingernails in anticipation, or sobbing their eyes out.  One minute you would be cracking up and the next you would be crying. So, this movie was the most hilarious thing I have seen in a while.  Basically the whole movie, Spock and Uhura were having “relationship issues” , which was hilarious and of course Bones had to have his usual “Man I’m a doctor, not a (insert whatever career here)”.  In this case, the career was torpedo technician.

Do not even get me started on Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch that beautiful man).  Not only was he an amazing bad guy, a role he had yet to play, but he also add the layers of depth needed for the “new” adaption of Khan.  Yes, this Khan is completely different from that of the Khan form the original series.  Benedict added more layers of depth to the character of Khan, which I enjoyed more than a villian who were just plain evil.  (SPOILER AHEAD) You could even argue that this guy:

Known as Commander Alexander Marcus was the actual villain of the movie.

(OKAY SPOILER OVER)

In the end, this movie deserves all of the amazing reviews it has gotten.  Everything about the movie was perfect and I wouldn’t have changed a thing.  Now, go and see this movie. I don’t care what your doing, drop it and go see it now.  You will be happy you did.

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il cyborg divina :: The Cyborg Divine

il cyborg divina :: The Cyborg Divine

By Nipaporn Baldwin

Cover thoughts: Image

The cover was a sort of combination of punk and anime. It was definetly eye catching but I couldn’t say I loved it. It didn’t seem to match the story but it was pretty 🙂

This was a short novella. It was one of the many in the series.

It was in poetry form and flowed very eloquently.

It was confusing at first and then all the pieces fell in place and it was easy to understand. The way it was told was cool and more different than what I usually read. Since the main character was a cyborg, it was like a machine was documenting its life in the first few pages. The middle was interjected with a point of conflict and cool literary elements like letters and mechanical codes. It was quite engaging. The story then progressed with all the elements of a true story being thrust in: love, sacrifice, and destruction.

I could easily see how this could be a full blown story. It was a nice, engaging read. The ending was beautiful as it was told by the scientist Quinn and it could not have been more perfect.

All together, a very satisfying novella and it would be ten minutes well spent if you read this.

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Hey guys, Its Reagan.  So sorry that we have not been online for so long.  We do have a life that involves ridiculous amounts of school, and for me, dance, so between those two I have had absolutely no time until now to post anything, none the less write a review.  So to get started, Shatter Me.  May I start off with the cover.  I must admit I am a sucker for a good cover.  That term ” never judge a book by it’s cover” sometimes has no meaning to me.  Well, I don’t think anyone can say that this is not a beautiful one.  The girl on the cover really describes the essence of Juliet (the heroine).  The story of shatter me goes something like this.                                                                                                                                                                     Juliet lives in a world where nothing is as it is now.  The birds don’t fly anymore, the weather is out of wack, and the government is now the Reestablishment.  Juliet herself is not what she seems.  Her touch is fatal.  So, society decides to lock her away in a mental institution.  Sounds fun right?  When Adam, a new roommate comes, her world is turned upside down, in more ways than one.  When I heard this, I was like HECK YA this is my kind of book.  I immediately bought it as soon as it hit the kindle storefront.  The first thing I noticed was the crossing out of words and the numbers she used.  Some people thought it was annoying, but I actually enjoyed it.  I mean come on, she’s in a mental institution, she’s not going to be completely sane.  The second thing I noticed was her innocence.  Adorable, who doesn’t want to be innocent?  The last thing I saw was Mafi’s writing.  BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

The writing reminded me a lot of Lauren DeStefano’s writing in the Chemical Garden Trilogy.  It was gorgeous, exactly how I would have thought and seen the world if I was in Juliet’s position.  The first half of the book, especially the part in the mental ward, was FANTASTIC.  Absolutely adored the novel.  It was mysterious and somewhat haunting.  Then, about halfway through the novel I started to have doubts.

Warner grips my hips and allows his hands to conquer my body. He tastes like peppermint, smells like gardenias. His arms are strong around me, his lips soft, almost sweet against my skin. There’s an electric charge between us I hadn’t anticipated.”

Warner, for those of you who might not know is her creeper kidnapper.  Ok so there are so many things wrong with this quote.  First off, HE IS TRYING TO CONTROL YOU LIKE A NEW TOY AND YOU HAVE A SPARK?!?!?!  Are you kidding me?  Even though he beats her physically and mentally, she often admires his handsome features or HIS EYES!!! Why?  Just no.  The last issue I had with the book is that I have no idea why either of the men in this book wanted Juliet in the first place.  Warner might have said something about torture? Seriously though, why go through the trouble for a girl?  Over all, I think it’s a good book.  I don’t have any strong urge to say READ THIS to random people I pass on the street like I do with some other books like Black by Tedd Dekker or The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.  I don’t hate the book either, so if you want a book that is a fun read, light read that involves romance, this is for you.

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