Wednesday, 29 April 2015

APRIL BOOK HAUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*jumps around* I can't believe it...I've FINALLY gone and bought some books. FINALLY. The library was having a book sale where softcovers were $1 and hardcovers $2, and most of the books were in super good condition...like brand new. So I went and picked up 9 books.

1) The Path of Daggers(bk 8 in the Wheel of Time) I got this one in hardcover, and isn't it strange that not long before I had just finished A Crown of Daggers(bk 7) and then I find bk 8 just waiting for me? In brand new condition?                        
                                                          
2) the next book I got was The U.P Trail by Zane Grey. Zane Grey is my favorite romance author, because his books aren't just romance. They are forbidden romance with fights and bad guys and action and badassery!! I've read his book, Riders of the Purple Sage, and it's sequel, The Rainbow Trail, and I really liked them. (only I have a different cover)
 
 
3) Then I saw 1356 by Bernard Cornwell. It's a historical fiction novel set during the Hundred Years War. I like Historical Fiction books, and this one looks really good, as well as a gorgeous cover!
 
 
4) The Dragon Reborn(bk 3 of The Wheel of Time). I've already read this book, of course, but I want to collect the whole series, so I picked it up.
 
5) bk 22 of the The Thoroughbred series. Idk why I picked this book up, it just looked good. And it was so yeah.
 
6) The Lost Kingdom by Matthew J. Kirby. This book is a Steampunk book, and ever since I  read Airborn and Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel, I've been on the lookout for more Steampunk books. I am currently reading this book, and it's good so far.
 
 
 
7) My mom asked me to pick up any classic that I saw, so I picked up Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. I'm not sure whether I'll like this book.
 
 
8) Then I got Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie. I've read a few of her books, and I really enjoyed them, so I'm excited to read this book.
 
9) Trixie Belden and the Red Trailer Mystery by Julie Campbell. I've read some Trixie Belden mysteries, and their good, so I picked this one up.
And that is it for my first REALY book haul, I hope to go to chapters soon and pick up a new copy of the Hobbit, cause my old one has typos, Red Queen and maybe some other books.
Namarie!!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 25 April 2015

The Winter Dragon TV pilot(The Wheel of Time) review

So....can we just take a moment to talk about the gods awful Winter Dragon TV pilot? 0_o I had a fit when I saw it. It is completely undeserving to bear the name of The Wheel of Time. I have so much wrong with it that I don't know where to start.
                                                                      

1) Lews Therin looks like an English gentlemen from the 1800s, not a powerful, fantasy character.

2) The bad guy mentions the Dark One's true name to many times. It is bad luck to say his true name, and even the Darkfriends who worship him won't say it because they think it is blasphemous. Then why was it mentioned so many times?

3) Lews Therin is playing hide-and-go-seek with his wife and two kids. In the book, he is looking for his wife, calling her name.The bad guy then gives him a moment of sanity, to show him that, in his madness, he killed all his family, friends, and servants that were in the hall. He wasn't wandering his house.

4) When Lews Therin uses Saidin(the male half of the Power) in the pilot, it looks like this weird lighting is coming out of him. In the books, when you use the Power, it's supposed to come out your hands.

5) His wife, Ilyena, is supposed to have red-gold hair. NOT brown hair!!!!!!!!!

6) The acting was gods awful.

And that's all I can think of that's wrong with it for now. And get this. The pilot was filmed in 30 days!!! and the editing only took 2-3 weeks...and the movie company did it without Jordan's family knowing! They(the film company) were about to lose the rights, and that's why they quickly filmed this wretched pilot. I'm planning on doing a post on people I think should be cast as the characters if it ever gets turned into a tv show, and who should direct it.

                                                       Namarie!

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan book review

             Hey guys! So I just finishes A Crown of Swords and oh.my.gods the ending was epic!!!
                                                                               
As with the last 2/3 books, this book follows Rand and the other characters in their different quests to prepare the world for Tarmon Gai'don(The last battle), defeat their enemies, and unite all the kingdoms against the Dark One. What I really liked about this book(and the others) is that the author writes every chapter from different character's perspective's, even the bad guys'(which is soo cool! I mean, reading something from a Myrddraal's perspective is awesome). This book was fast paced until about just over half way through, and then for the next 60 pages I had to force myself to read 10 pages at a time. But the last 200/300 pages(the book is 856 pages long, not including the glossary) were really fast paced and made up for the torture that was those 60 pages. One of my OTPs was reunited in this book and I'm sooo happy about that! This book had some interesting developments that I still don't know how I feel about, and some that make me plain mad.(I mean, srrsly Jordan? SEANCHAN AGAIN?!!!!! I THOUGHT WE WERE DONE WITH THOSE BUGGERS!!) I'd rate this book a 7/10.
Namarie!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Random Things!

I haven't done a Random Things post in a while, and I know you guys like it, so I'll do a Random Things post every month. So lately I've been obsessed with this drink I call Vanilla Milk. It is SOOO delicious!!!!! I have it every time I sit down to read...(well almost every time, but you get my point). So what you need is:

Milk
Vanilla Extract
Brown Sugar

Instructions:  Boil the milk in a pan. I prefer to just heat the milk, not boil it. When it's warm(not heated) pour in some vanilla extract. I do a teaspoon of it; but it's just my preference. When heated, put in some brown sugar. I do a teaspoon, because to much makes it so sweet and to little makes it taste funny. Pour it into your favorite cup and enjoy!
                                                             
 
Another thing I've been obsessed with lately is this song from the Mortal Instruments movie:
BEST.SONG.EVER.(for the moment). I do this thing where I'll find a song that I love, and then while I read, I'll listen to that song. I then come to associate that song with that book/book series. For an instance, I associate the song 'Never Wanna Let You Go' by Megan Nichole with the Inheritance Cycle. Weird, right. yeah......
My favorite book covers are:
Red Queen's book cover is the Queen of beautiful book covers ;)
                     I have never read this book(yet, its on my TBR list) but it's got a b-e-a-utiful cover.
The Indian in the Cupboard Trilogy book cover is the cover for ALL the books in one book...if you buy them individually they have different covers. I actually own this book. It was given to me for my 6 birthday and was the first fantasy book I ever read.
                                AGH I LOVE THIS VERSION OF THE COVER OF THE HOBBIT
 
This is my favorite version of the Lord of The Rings book covers. I remember growing up looking at these covers and thinking about how much I wanted to read those books.
And that's all for Random Things!
Namarie!
 

Monday, 13 April 2015

The Book Thief Review

So yes....I have been reading two books at once.*hides face in shame* But to be honest, A Crown of Swords has been draining me of all my energy. The first half of the book was fast paced; but now I'm only reading 10 pages at a time. :( But this post is not about A Crown of Swords. So into the review!
(btw I only just realised why there are dominoes on the cover.....and IT HURTS SOO MUCH LIKE WHYYYYY MARKUS WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME)
I really enjoyed this book. I will go so far as to say I loved it. But I do have a few problems with it.
I found it hard to get into. It took me about 50 pages to get into, give or take. It was also rather confusing at the beginning. It follows Liesel, an almost orphan during WW2, over a span of 4 years. Liesel is a cute, sometimes stubborn(just kiss him already!) character. What I liked about the characters in this book is that even though they never existed, you feel like they did because their character is just so complete that they could have been real. If you don't like swearing, I don't recommend this book. Among the swear words are: sh*t, damn, G**damnit. Insults include:  'pig' 'swine'. They also use 'Crucified Christ' and 'Jesus Mary Joseph' when their startled, angry etc. As for the ending...well all I can say was that it killed me. I didn't cry, I sort of  got all teary and just sat on my bed in shock. The plot line can be a little confusing at times, but other wise this was an amazing book. I'd give it a 6 1/2 out of 10 stars.
Namarie!

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

April TBR!

Hey guys! So here's my April TBR. So far April has been a good month for reading.

So the first book is  A Crown of Swords(bk 7 of the Wheel of Time) by Robert Jordan, which I am currently reading(I'm about half way through) and oh.my.gods is it ever good. There is sooo much scheming and plotting and politics that sometimes it's a bit overwhelming lol.

                                                                 
 
The second book is the Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I am really excited to read this book because I've heard so much about it and how good it is.
 
 
The next book on my list is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. (This book cover is sooo beautiful) I've watched many reviews of this book and it looks really good, so I'm excited to read it.
 
 
The next book is Son of Sobek by Rick Riordan. I can't wait to read this book!(I mean, who wouldn't be. Carter and Percy in the same book?! TO MUCH AWESOMENESS!)
 
 
 
And the final book is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I may or may not be reading this series.
 
 

Monday, 6 April 2015

The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas by John Boyne Book Review

                                                               ok...so where to start.
The book is good, but in my opinion it wasn't spectacular. It's about a nine year old boy called Bruno who lives in Germany at the time of WW2. I found it hard to get into at first. It took me about half way through to actually start enjoying it. And the ending....0_o I applaud John Boyne for doing what he did with the ending because it's totally not what your expecting to happen.It completely blew my mind. I had to put the book down and calm myself before I finished. I did sort of cry, though not much. I was in to much shock to cry, so I spent about an hour lying on my bed, unable to fall asleep. And though I found it hard to get into at first, I could really relate to Bruno, because we both moved far away from our homes and friends, and because of that I found the ending just to much for me. There is a movie, which I intend to watch, but not yet..I am still to sad. I'd rate this book a 7/10 because I wish it was easier to get into. If you like historical novels, you'll like it!
Namarie!