Magonia

So, this was a weird one. I will say that I did like it, but it was just so weird.

Without spoiling anything, this book is about a girl named Aza who has had trouble breathing all her life. On her sixteenth birthday she finds out that she couldn’t breath because she doesn’t belong to this world, she actually belongs to a world that exists about us; Magonia. I’ll get more into the story below in the spoilers.

Even though I did enjoy this book, I found it very boring and hard to get into, especially in the beginning. For the first 8 chapters, there is barely any dialog. It’s basically all Aza’s thoughts about how she is always sick, and always in the hospital, and how she is so rebellious. And in the first 8, you get one chapter from her friends point of view and he basically does the same thing. I don’t know, I didn’t like that.

But like I said, I liked it, but I didn’t love it. I really wanted to though, especially with that big ‘ole Neil Gaiman quote at the top. I love his books, so I was full of hope with his endorsement of this one.

I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads, and I’ll continue the series, even though reading it, it felt like this was a stand alone and wrapped up in the end. I saw that it was a series, so if it really is I’ll continue it.  Continue reading

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These Broken Stars

I’ve wanted to read this book for so long, and now I finally have. I had heard nothing but good things so I went into this with the highest expectations I have ever had for a book. Truly, it was doomed to fail before I even read it, right? Wrong! This book surprised me by meeting those expectations and more, to the point that by chapter 5ish I had gone ahead and purchased the hardcover book.

What’s even more amazing about that is I’m really not a fan of Sci-Fi books, but I really did love this one.

It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.
Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

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Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles

Oh man, what a good book! I actually wasn’t interested in this book, I only bought it because I absolutely love The Lunar Chronicles. I don’t really like to read those side stories for series either, like how Dorothy Must Die and The Selection have, but this one I really enjoyed, which I didn’t expect because it’s about one of the evilest characters out there in YA fiction.

There will be spoilers, but I’m not sure if you can really call them that since it just goes into detail about things you already know about Levana from the books Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress.

Without giving spoilers, this book was about Queen Levana from age 16 to about 26-27, maybe 5 or so years before the start of Cinder. It was a quick read, and I’d recommend it if you love The Lunar Chronicles.

Now for Spoilers.

Mirror, mirror, on the wall.
Who is the Fairest of them all?

Pure evil has a name, hides behind a mask of deceit, and uses her “glamour” to gain power. But who is Queen Levana? Long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress in The Lunar Chronicles, Levana lived a very different story—a story that has never been told . . . until now.

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Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

What a good movie. I totally did a google search of the movie online and found a link, then watched it all. Loved it, and I’m not even a huge Aquaman fan.

Yea, it was predictable and what not, but I really enjoyed it.

Spoilers ahead.

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Rogues’ Gallery

I love Arkham Asylum, don’t you? It’s just so amazing and creepy, home to the supervillainous insane (is that even a word, I don’t know!)

Anyway, I’m in a love hate relationship with this episode, actually with this show in general. I love the story of the week, but I hate the main story. I’m so done with it. All it is is I’m gonna betray you, now I’m gonna betray you, now you. Secrecy, secrecy, secrecy. I swear, if something doesn’t happen soon that isn’t talking in the shadows I may give up on this show.

I understand that it’s suppose to be a mystery, cop drama, not a superhero show, but this is just bad.

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Legend of Korra Finale

I’m not going to be posting as much as I use to, or want to, because I’m going to be taking an entrance exam soon at the beginning of the year. Most of my time is going to be focused on that cause I want to pass this damn thing. Ugh, I hate it…

But I will post when I can.

One big thing I want to talk about is the Finale of Legend of Korra, because it was so amazing! I’m not really going to recap it, but I will talk about a few things that made it amazing so you will be convinced to go see it if you haven’t. Continue reading