Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I'm Breaking Up With

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and The Bookish.

This weeks topic is books habits you want to quit or books you want to quit. I decided to make a list of book series that I have to let go of because things are just not working out between us.

This was my very first Faerie book, and it was also the 
book made me realize that Faerie books just aren't for me, sadly.

The Archived (hopefully a trilogy - Schwab's other series) is actually one of my favorite books. After finishing both books in the duology, I realized that I needed some more Victoria Schwab in my life so I decided to read the Near Witch (even though I already knew from previous experiences that witch books are not my thing), even though I was disappointed by this one I will definitely be reading and anticipating some of her other work. 

Apparently, a lot of people enjoyed this book (series). I just wasn't one of those people. Honestly, I don't have anything nice to say so I'm just going to keep my mouth shut (or my pen still? erm?)

I actually enjoyed the first 200 pages of this. I just felt like 550 pages was WAY too much even though I don't usually mind long books. But I am excited to dive into the Percy Jackson series.

This book wasn't able to hold my attention for more than 
5-minutes at a time, so I didn't even bother to rate this one. 

I read this book at the age of 14. Since I haven't gotten to the rest of the books by now it means I'll most likely never get to it. Unless I decide to reread book one cause I remember really enjoying it.
Maybe one day? 

I read the first two books (City of Bones and City of Ashes). 
I feel like I might continue with the series one day, but today is just not the day.

I gave the first book, Obsidian, 5-stars but after starting Onyx (book two), I felt like the characters were so obnoxious. I couldn't get more than 25% into it. 

I used to be so in love with the PLL show, that I decided to read the first book, but the writing style and the characters were all too cheesy for my taste. I still love the show but after 5-wasted years of my life I was just like "JUST TELL US WHO THE FU*K IS A!!!!!"

And that concludes my list. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell 
Published: September 10, 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary 
My Rating: ★★★

Goodreads Synopsis: 

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park.

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. 

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan...

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

My Review: 

I have a real problem I need to work on. It's called "Building very high expectations of books I haven't read, or even bought yet." Which is why I didn't buy the ebook in the first place; I waited until my bookstore had the physical copy (and until my expectations for it hit the roof). But who cares? Now, I have the pretty spine on my bookshelf.

Cath is a college freshman who writes Simon Snow fan fiction (which has many references to Harry Potter). I do enjoy reading fan fiction from time to time, but Carry On (the fanfic Cath writes) just wasn't for me. I wasn't too keen about it, and I found myself skimming through those parts. I found the main character Cath and her twin sister, Wren kind of obnoxious and whiny at times, but thankfully, things got better as the story progressed. For the most part, I enjoyed the characters.They were actually pleasant people. They weren't perfect book/movie characters. I think that anyone that reads this book will see even the slightest part of themselves. In that aspect, I related to Cath because at times, I too get kind of anxious around people and prefer to stay home and catch up on reading or tv.

Fangirl is my second Rainbow Rowell read. Eleanor and Park was my first. One of my favorites, actually. Which is why I should stop setting high expectations for books based on my love for others. It's a bad habit, as Fangirl didn't meet the VERY high standards I had set for it, and now I'm kind of disappointed, which is why I gave it only 3 stars.

Who Do I Recommend This To: Fangirls (and fanboys) who like fanfic ..... and Harry Potter. 

Monday, September 21, 2015


Hola! I'm Andrea. I used to blog over at Metaphorical Musings but stopped because of... umm, well  "the dreaded book slump," but I soon realized that I'm strongly passionate about reading books and debating them and it actually keeps me sane. I had to start a new blog because I forgot my old password. So welcome to my new Blog. Please let me tell you a bit about myself: I am a 17 year old. April is my month. I started reading and writing from the moment I learned how. Besides reading, I enjoy watching TV shows. A few of my all-time favorites are: Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf, The Walking Dead, Hawaii Five-0, Friends, and Full House. If you leave me a link to your blog, I'd me more than happy to stop by. Thank you... :D