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text 2015-10-31 18:09
October Wrap-Up

So basically I sticked to my tbr, but I didn't read as much as I would have hoped to and I have to blame The Scarlet Letter for that.. that one took me way to long to read damn. Anyways, here's my wrap-up:

- New World Rising by (New World Trilogy #1) Jennifer Wilson 4.5/5 ★

- Vicious by V.E. Schwab 5/5 ★ review

- The Robber Bridegroom by Brothers Grimm 3/5 ★ review

-The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 2/5 ★ review

- New World Ashes by (New World Trilogy #2) Jennifer Wilson 4.5/5 ★ review series

- City Of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare 3.5/5 ★

 

I also did a Q&A with Jennifer Wilson, so if you would like to check it out: click here. In my last ''Currently reading-blogpost'' I did a discussion about finding your favorite genres and why I don't like fantasy books that much anymore. If you would like to check that one out as well: click here.

 

When it comes to tv shows: I've watched quite a few! Fall is the season where new episodes are being released, so I've watched: Nashville (S04E02 - S04E06), The Big Bang Theory (S09E02 - S09E06), Expeditie Robinson (S16E05 - S16E09) and America's Next Top Model (S22E09-S22E12).

 

These are the shows that I've also watched:

- New Girl S01E21 - S02E10

- Suits S03E04-S03E06

I'm not going to watch those two shows any further.

 

I've also watched these two shows and they have become one of my favorites:

- Oprhan Black S03E01 - S03E10 (so I've watched all the episodes now, sad me)

- Orange Is The New Black S01E01 - S03E08.

Both of these shows are so good and addicted damn! I cannot believe I haven't watched those earlier.

 

I also rewatched some episodes of Gilmore Girls season 4 and a Halloween movie: Trick 'r Treat (2007). I can rewatch them every year!

 

What is your favorite read/show of the month?

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review 2015-10-26 10:03
Review: New World Rising (New World Trilogy #1) and New World Ashes (New World Trilogy #2) by Jennifer Wilson

Goodreads summary:

Since witnessing her parents' murders at the age of eleven, Phoenix's only purpose in life has been to uphold her mother's dying words- to be strong and survive. But surviving outside of The Walls- outside of The Sanctuary- is more like a drawn-out death sentence. A cruel and ruthless city, Tartarus is run by the Tribes whose motto is simple, "Join or die." Refusing to join and determined to live, Phoenix fights to survive in this savage world. Trusting no one, she lives as a rogue, fending only for herself. Then in a moment of rash judgment, she breaks all of her rules to save a child, and in that moment her life is turned upside down. When the rescue mission goes awry, Phoenix is captured by an underground group who claims no allegiance with either the Tribes nor The Sanctuary. She finds herself in the most dangerous game of survival she has ever played. In her captivity, only one person- the handsome and oddly sympathetic Triven- shows Phoenix something she has never before experienced: kindness. While warring with unfamiliar emotions and still skeptical of her captors' motives, Phoenix quickly realizes that these people may just hold the key to her lost memories. But who can she trust, when no one can be trusted? Not even herself.

My opinion:

I absolutely loved this series! It's really fast paced (so don't start it if you actually have to study, haha) and I really need to know what's going to happen next (we need to wait a year for that.. sigh :p). I loved all of the (well some more than others, obviously) and so shocked all the time!

 

The only two reasons why I can't give this series 5 stars is because 1. The girl falls in love with the instructor (as we have seen in so many dystopians already, so I would have loved to see a turn on that one) and I don't think it's re-readable because that would give away the whole action and shocking parts and those are the two things that made those two books a great and awesome dystopian series.

 

If you're looking for a new (the second book, New World Ashes just came out this month): go pick it up!

 

PS. If you want to read this series and still need to buy it in these beautiful covers: do it now while those are still in store (they will be out of print soon!)! Jennifer Wilson has published these books all on her own and now a publisher wants to work with her so they will be making new covers etc. which will be released in January 2016 so be fast if you still want these covers (she will be releasing the third one in this edition as well so they will be matching!)

 

What is your opinion about these first two books in this trilogy? Are you planning on reading it?

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text 2015-10-01 13:55
October TBR

It's kind of tricky to make a tbr because I have no idea if I'm going to have the time to read these books and maybe I would like to choose an other book instead, but I'm doing it anyways! Here are all the books I'm hoping to read in October:

I don't have school in the last week of this month and they are all short books (except for City of Lost Souls, obviously) so I really think I can stick to this tbr and actually finish all of those. I really want to read all of them so yea.

 

What is your October tbr? If you have a blogpost with your tbr (or video) you can leave that in the comments as well! :)

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review 2014-03-26 11:38
You know when...
Building From Ashes - Elizabeth Hunter

 

you have a favourite side character in a series who then gets his own book?

And you are full of expectations. Because you loved that character. And are sooo happy to have him as main character in his own story?

 

And then you are disappointed. Because it is mostly boring, because the timeline crosses with the books in the series, which you have read and therefore know how it all ends from the beginning.

 

And you don't like the female lead. Who is too damaged, and still said to be sooooo strong. So strong that she takes drugs as a human and overdoses. And remains pale and uninteresting through the whole book. You are told over and over how fascinating and powerful and magnetic she is. But what you see is, well, boring and pale.

 

So I am a bit sad for Carwyn, who got a very boring happy end after 1000 years of celibacy.

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