Friday 15 June 2012


So, after a long absence of school, boyfriend distraction business, and laziness in general...I have decided to make a post! YAYYYY!  

(these are the books I cannot live without out)

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (I can read this book over and over again, and never grow tired of its magical, MAGICAL can taste the rainbow)

2. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling ( childhood in a nutshell)

3. Atonement by Ian McEwan (tragic, captivating, and beautifully written...Also...because James McAvoy plays the perfect Robbie in the film adaptation...nuff said)

4. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (transports you back to the 1500s where there are secrets, sex, betrayals, and BEHEADINGS!)

Note* (please read the following in a British accent):  
I am currently reading some Austen, that is, Sense and Sensibility and am thoroughly enjoying it.  
I watched the movie first...a long, long time ago...AND for those who haven't watched it ALAN RICKMAN (SEVERUS SNAPE) plays Colonel yeah...if it wasn't awesome enough...Go read it.

If I have any followers left...HUZZAH!...If I don't...Well then, this is still a relaxing way to spend a Friday evening...HUZZAH!

Wednesday 11 January 2012

Review: Clockwork Prince

5 of 5 stars
Clockwork Prince
by Cassandra Clare


“Will has always been the brighter burning star, the one to catch attention — but Jem is a steady flame, unwavering and honest. He could make you happy.” 
― Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince


This book left me with the confusing feeling of being torn in two. Will or Jem? Will or Jem? While the reasons for Will's cruel behaviour are brought to light, Jem proves his worthiness and love for Tessa. This story presents a love triangle wherein the heroine becomes trapped within the awkward situation of falling in love with two very different men. 

I felt as though Clockwork Prince, unlike Clare's other novels, had less action. While this may make the book "boring" in some reader's eyes, I personally believe that it allowed the story to focus more on character development and feeling. Along with the ongoing plot of the mysterious Mortmaine (the Magister)and Tessa's true origins, Clare introduces a number of sub-plots and relationships that enhance the overall tension of the main storyline. 

The Clockwork Prince is beautifully illustrated with declarations of love, forbidden romance, treachery, and betrayal. As Will's shady history comes back to haunt him and difficult choices are made, Cassandra Clare leaves the readers on a high-note that will have them thirsty (and cursing) for more.


Monday 9 January 2012

Squeezing in Clockwork Prince Before Second Semester

 It took me almost 2 weeks to finish Clockwork Prince...Sad, sad, sad...I know.  
It was, however, ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL!!!  A review is coming shortly (and may be the last review for the next 4 months)... This was the fruit of my Christmas Break, that is, "free time" - This "free time" will be hard to come by...Starting now (twas the first day of second semester today...blargh...)

I am also currently reading Lola and The Boy Next Door which is a companion-type book to Anna and the French Kiss.  So far, so good...Imma lovin' the FLUFF!

That is all.

Thursday 15 December 2011

Perhaps...The Worst Book Blogger on Planet Earth...

It is...1:13 am...And I have decided to travel on back 4 months and revisit my attempt at a book blog.
Man...I was so friggin' diligent in highschool with a butt-load of time on my hands.  Unfortunately for moi, University has come along and squashed my amazing book blogging capabilities by piling on a bunch of readings that probably won't spark anyone's interest...
For instance *clears throat*...
-King Leopold's Ghost,
-Anthills of the Savannah,
-The Interesting Narrative Life of Olaudah Equiano
-The Picture of Dorian Gray (actually really good)
-Heart of Darkness (not so good...but considered good by intellectuals EVERYWHERE)
...Not to mention textbooks...Which I don't count...BLARGHIDY, blargh...blargh...
So unless you all have a mad desire to read reviews on these historical and educational pieces of literature, I will continue to be a hopelessly, horrific book blogger...
I may pop up a good review or two once in a while (KEY WORD: ONCE)...(Just recieved Clockwork Prince for Birthday :D)...But, other than that, one can only expect to find random, dopey apologies for being a crappy book blogger every couple of months...You...are...welcome...

Wednesday 17 August 2011

Review: The Hunger Games

5 of 5 stars
The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

Synopsis (Goodreads)
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

"Kind people have a way of working their way inside me and rooting there." Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games)
When I first read the synopsis of this book, I was a bit hesitant to dive into it; the dystopian genre isn't one of my favourites.
Although the first half of this novel was rather slow, I became entirely captivated by this original plot.

The very concept of "The Hunger Games" is cruel, thrilling, and action-packed. The main character of Katniss Everdeen lived up to my "kick-ass" heroine standard and embodied a very rare strength. Furthermore, I found myself caring for the many characters despite the threat of their certain deaths.

This book, however, is not a romance. Although it dabbles in the beginnings of a possible love triangle, it is mostly about the twisted existence of a world controlled by the elite classes. It is about how the underdogs are given the chance to fight back against injustice. "The Hunger Games" is heart-breaking, heart-wrenching, and heart-warming.
The Movie
I'm kind of excited for the movie adaptation of this book, but I'm not sure about some of the casting choices :S

Gale and Peeta
*I have been a bad, bad, bad blogger for the summer months...Horrific actually...I'm trying to get back on the book-blogging wagon...If that makes any sense :P

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Teaser Tuesday (8)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

From page 40 of Love Walked In
by Marisa De Los Santos

"Maybe love comes in at the eyes, but not nearly so much as it comes in at the ears, at least in my experience.  As we talked, light flicked on inside my head; by the end of the night, I was a planetarium."

Tuesday 5 July 2011

Teaser Tuesday (7)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

from page 97 of (my copy of) Wuthering Heights
by Emily Bronte

"If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it."