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review SPOILER ALERT! 2015-02-08 19:16
Fangirl by Angel Lawson

Book Review: Fangirl by Angel Lawson

 

Hey my lovelies, I am going to be completely honest with you guys here. I did not buy this book, I read it on Wattpad for free (link here). But I have to say I immensely enjoyed it, I was planning to go to bed early, but got stuck reading this until 1am and I did not regret it. After feeling crappy and ill, sometimes you just need a good piece of chick lit and it was exactly that, with the right amount of fandoms, love, ex-boyfriends and zombies, Zombies! Not real ones, but . So if you want a good lighthearted read, then this is the book for you. I rate this 4.5 stars, due to there not being any plot holes or unanswered questions.

 

Goodreads Summary: Ruby Miller has her summer all planned out. Sitting by the pool. Babysitting for some extra cash. Packing for college. All of that changes when a fan video Ruby and her best friend, Iris, create goes viral gaining their little fansite a ton of hits and the attention of the big wigs in Hollywood.

Ruby and Iris fall into the world of actors, movie sets, teen stars and elusive artists. Not only is their friendship put to the test when Ruby's cast in the lead role of the newest zombie flick, she must straddle the line between fiction and reality, love and lust, and being true to herself.

 

This as you know if you read my 'read in January' post was that Fangirl was the sixth book I read in January. I really loved the idea of the concept, which was about a fangirl, who makes a video of her cosplaying her favourite character and the author of what she is cosplaying watches it and casts her in the tv series. Ruby then has to face the trials and tribunes of being famous.

*Spoilers from now on*

The Characters

Ruby is a headstrong teenage girl, who planned on spending her summer babysitting, but instead when she and her best friend Iris make a fan vid on their favourite zombie graphic novel, the author watches it and casts her in the tv series. Ruby is a character that you can relate to and the fact she is living most peoples dreams of meeting there idols and hitting it off.

For me personally, I thought Iris got a bit whiny at times, when she did not get her way, like when she wanted to turn her and Rubys website more gossipy, but then fell out with her when Ruby did not want to because she wanted it to be pure and not corrupted. If that makes sense, as the paparazzi are constantly hounding her and then her best friend who is supposed to understand her wants to be a part of them.

 

I liked the ending even though you knew it was obvious from the beginning when Ruby was in the slutty costume and “” saved her from the crowd. But I would of liked it if ‘’’ came out with his boyfriend even though we did meet his boyfriend in the epilogue, although I am happy he dumped his agent. I really did enjoy this book and I will be reading this again, when I need a lighthearted read to bring me up.

 Previous book review: World After by Susan Ee

Next book review: We were liars by E. Lockhart

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review 2014-12-21 19:22
Ghosts are scary
Shadow Bound (Wraith) - Angel Lawson

After having read "Wraith", the first book in the series, just a couple days ago, I decided to dive into "Shadow Bound" as soon as possible.
Once again in the positives, let me say that the author knows how to tell a story. She doesn't waste pointless time and pages going back and forth, and frustrating readers.
The actual ghost story was done pretty well, and it did manage to surprise me. Something that is always a bonus.
However this time, the characters gave me a serious case of: "Oh, for heaven sake talk to one another"...and.."you've got to be kidding me..".

I am afraid that as romance goes, I wasn't as engaged in this one as I got with the first volume.
Of course there are things happening that aren't all that prone to love and happy feelings..but they do manage to make out a lot, so...you know, seeing them really talk to one another would have been good.
As it was, I couldn't help feeling that Jane was behaving _although in a way it could be considered mature _ a little selfish towards Connor...
She knows ghosts exist, so not wanting to believe in something, just because it still hasn't happened to her, felt a little strange.
Also, I was expecting a little more empathy towards the guy....
I can't believe I am saying this....

As to the writing per se, and reiterating the fact that the story flows, it does however suffer from the same problems as the first: There's a somewhat clumsy "entrance" at the beginning and end of each chapter, that could be easily resolved.
Or maybe it already has, since this edition I've read is from 2012.
Having read these two volumes I am now looking forward in reading the third one: Grave Possession.

Bottom Line: A series that for me is definitely better, than many more known ghost stories out there.

 

p.s. After having seen the new cover, I honestly don't understand the change :/

This one has a meaning. It is part of the book. This happens.

There's a mural and there's a raven...

The new one?

meh.

 

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text 2014-12-16 23:51
Reading progress update: I've read 40%.
Shadow Bound (Wraith) - Angel Lawson

This is the sequel to "Wraith", and I am sorry to say that I'll probably end up DNF...it :/

Problems?

The fact that I ain't fifteen years old anymore, and I couldn't care less for the amount of teenage drama that exists in the book.

Also the way the mental problems of one of the characters is being treated, makes me want to scream.

 

Currently reading two books and I can't stand neither of them. Great.

Obviously I need to start another book.

 

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review 2014-12-16 14:47
Not bad.
Wraith - Angel Lawson

TW's: Domestic Violence

 

A decent fast paced YA contemporary, with ghosts.

The characters are well portrayed, as are their issues, and the subsequent relationship with their families.

Here there's no absent parents, and teens "living by themselves in the wild", if you know what I mean.

 

The plot is straightforward and mostly balanced: there are some chapters with some abrupt entries.

The romance towards the end tends to be a little more present than I would preferred, but it doesn't end being too problematic.

 

Some casual reference to girls being mean to each other in high school environment, but nothing particularly specific.

 

There's a small case of damsel in distress "behaviour".

A little "tstl behaviour" on Jane's part, and a little of a "control freak" on Connor's side, but nothing prone to rants.

 

The part regarding the domestic violence was I am afraid _ you'll see _ well done, and realistic.

In the end,  I just wish there had been more ghost scenes. And that Jane had behaved a little more according to her age.

Let me explain:

There is a mystery involving someone she knows, and she manages to hold google something for a really long time.

 

Author's Official Site 

 

Buy " Wraith"

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review 2013-09-11 00:00
Odin's Murder (Odin's Murder, #1)
Odin's Murder (Odin's Murder, #1) - Angel Lawson, Kira A. Gold Possibly the best story I've read in a month of books. The authors managed something that I was worried wasn't going to ever happen again for me: 5 freaking stars!!I wish there were illustrations for the text. I would have loved to see the runes, and the objects mentioned (tattoos, charms, the marbles, and the ring). Plus, the descriptions of the chapel and the initial raven in her cage were described so vividly, I would just love to see them on paper.I can't imagine the amount of work and research needed for this story. I have no clue if any of it is based on actual anthropology/archaeology, but it was portrayed very realistically. It left me believing in the storyline, which was engrossing.The characters were distinct, the evil person I guessed pretty quickly, but the last plot twist surprised me in a good way. The writing was absolutely fantastic.Please tell me there is a sequel?
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