Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cover Reveal: Cress

Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3)
By Marissa Meyer
To be published February 4, 2014

My thoughts:

It's. So. BEAUTIFUL.  *o*
Definitely my favorite cover in the series thus far.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top Ten Beginnings & Endings

Hosted over at The Broke and Bookish


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” 

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
 "My father took one hundred and thirty-two minutes to die. I counted."

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
“She will fight for light, and he for dark,
Battling through the ages for loves sweet spark.
Wherever two souls adore truly, you will find them, lo,
The brave Juliet and the wicked Romeo.” 

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
"Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love.
It did not end well."


The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
"'Yes,' I said. 'Isn't it pretty to think so?'” 

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
"I love you. Remember. They cannot take it."

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
“Instead, I try to adjust to the dawn, letting the tears fall where they may, because it is morning; it is morning and there is so much to see.” 

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
This one's spoilery so I won't include the actual text but just- ALL. THE. FEELS. 

Identical by Ellen Hopkins
No spoilers for you! Let me just say that my. Mind. Was. Blown.
That is all. 

Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta
brb crying because of the beautifulness

Sunday, July 21, 2013

On the YA Crush Tourney and Comic Con

Some of you may know that during the 2012 YA Crush Tourney, my boy, Will Herondale, made it all the way to the finals just to lose by 30-some votes in the last half hour to Adrian Ivashkov.
It was traumatic and heart-breaking and just talking about it is giving me traumatic flashbacks so let's not.

And as if that weren't bad enough, the same thing basically happened this year as well!
Richelle Mead totally threw down the gauntlet and promised a Dimitri-POV scene from book 1 if he won. Cassie Clare followed up by promising the cave scene from CP2 in Will's POV if he won.

But. He. Didn't.
Bitter? Who? Me? YES.
Darn you, Richelle Mead and your tempting temptations. To all the people who didn't vote for Will: imagine me giving you the Look of Disappointment. Uh-huh. I hope you're happy with yourselves. *hisses*
Dimitri had a constant lead of about 500 votes so it wasn't like the loss came out of nowhere and I didn't see it coming. BUT STILL.
My poor shadowhunter baby.

If it were any other fictional boy that Dimitri had been up against (and really, I mean any other character at all), I would not be this upset.
But- Will Herondale. You guys know how protective I get of him.

So. Congratulations, Dimitri. I guess.
still bitter.... I am a bittermelon
All I can say is that the extra POV scene better be good......
I'm still holding out hope for next year, though! I WILL SEE WILL HERONDALE WIN THAT DARN CRUSH TOURNEY IF IT'S THE LAST THING I DO.
And they do say that the third time's the charm. *fingers and toes crossed*

-End Part 1 Rant-

This year's SDCC is probably the best one that I've never been to. Let's list the reasons why, shall we?
  • X-Men Days of Future Past entire cast
  • Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (the trolls....) + A SHERLOCK PANEL
  • Benedict Cumberbatch's adorable video (brb sobbing)
    • Robert Sheehan being his adorable geeky self and his camera
  • Game of Thrones cast
  • New Catching Fire trailer!!!!
  • Colin O'Donaghue being his perfect Irish self
  • Veronica Roth + Divergent cast
  • Karen Gillan shaving her head! O__O
  • Avengers. Avengers. All things Avengers
  • Superman and Batman in a movie?!?!!?
  • HUGH DANCY IN A FLOWER CROWN (way to go, Tumblr! #fannibal)
If you have no idea what I'm talking about in the bullet points then chances are you haven't been shamelessly stalking the internet for Comic Con updates. Good for you. I don't recommend doing this because it is literally painful each time you see something awesome that you're missing out on.

But here's the thing: just as I was starting to accept the fact that I'm not at this super awesome event, THIS GUY SHOWS UP:


Tom Hiddleston shows up in full Loki attire to introduce new Thor 2 footage...
1. No
2. No
3. N o

I. Will. Never. Get. Over. This.

Goodbye, cruel world.

*crawls into a corner and sobs*

-End Part 2 Rant-

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

What I've been up to....

I... have been a very bad blogger.

Many apologies, my lovelies, for being so absent the past two months. A lot has been happening and I just wanted to give you all an update on my life. For one, I graduated high school!!

Aw yiss
I graduated at the end of May and just recently got back from my college orientation. I've got a tentative schedule all set up, met my roomie, toured my future dorm, and I am just super excited!
~Ahhhhh, college life, here I come!

In the mean time, I've been busy with a summer job and when I'm not working, I'm usually binging on TV shows, ranging from angst-filled Chinese dramas to trashy reality TV to the emotionally crippling Game of Thrones and Supernatural.
I can't even talk about GoT yet because it's still too soon after the-event-that-must-not-be-spoken-of, also known as that-episode-when-George R.R. Martin-ripped-my-heart-out-and-ate-it.
However, I can tell you this: Supernatural. Is. Ruining. My. Life.
Stupid Winchesters with their stupid bromance and their stupid self sacrificing and I JUST CAN'T

I am obsessed.
That being said, I have been in a horrible reading and blogging slump. I actually read a ton of books before I fell off the radar and I have rough outlines for reviews written, but I just never really got around to finishing them because those books were all spectacular and everyone knows those are the hardest reviews to write. So.... I just didn't. Yes, shame on me. 

Anyways, the point of this post is to give you guys an update on what I've been up to and to be a jump start back into blogging. I'VE MISSED YOU ALL SO SUPER MUCH. And I can't wait to start catching up on what I've missed!

Alrighty then, dear readers, until my next post! 
*Mwah!*  <3


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