Red Queen Review

Red Queen (Red Queen Trilogy #1) by Victoria Aveyard (383 pages)
Publishing: HarperTeen on February 10, 2015


          I know, I'm really late... I just watched this movie because I refused to spend my money watching something in the theaters, that was going to make my cry like Niagara Falls.
          I didn't want to watch the movie because of the casting. *Cough TMI movie & weeps*. When I pictured Hazel, I saw a small, frail girl that was on the brink of death. Shailene Woodley looks like she can walk 500 miles and 500 miles without breaking a sweat/FEEL THE BURN. 
          Augustus in my head was hot, like really hot. Ansel is cute, in a boyish way. His acting was very entertaining. He had this grand. larger than life personality. He embodies Gus well. But, sometimes I laughed at the dialogue. It's not very 21st century teen. It was too mature. His face was making this faces, I know that faces make faces, that made his eye crinkle with this goofy grin. IT SCARED ME!!!!
          Nat Wolff, was AMAZING. TBT to when he was in The Naked Brothers Band. So cute. He was the only one I really paid attention to. He played the part well, he provided some comic relief, yet he was still serious.
          The movie followed this book almost to the T. 
          Overall: 8/10

Manga pt.1

There are many things for readers to read [wow, redundant much?] Anyway, lots of people are Anime obsessed in my school/at my age. I love reading, which is why I prefer manga. It's somewhat like a book: black and white, on paper, etc. So, here are some of my favorite manga series!

Naruto fan for life! I practically grew up reading & watching this. WARNING: This whole series takes FOREVER to finish, it's a commitment. Basically, this is about a ninja named Naruto. He's an orphan, you'll learn more about his circumstances later. He aspires to be the next Hokage (Ninja president of sorts), he meets friends, fights evil people. It finished a few months ago.

This manga is called Kaichou wa Maid-Sama, which I think translates to "The President is a Maid." She's not like a maid that cleans your house and stuff. She works at a cafe to pay off the debt her father left to her family. She's your feminist, strong, independent woman. She eventually learns more about herself/becomes a better person with the help of her classmate Usui. 

Ouran High School Host Club revolves around a girl name Haruhi who has to pretend to be a guy to get a full scholarship to an elite school. But, on her first day, she breaks an expensive vase. Since she's poor, she can't pay it with money. To pay her debt, Haruhi  joins the Host Club (A group that consists of rich good-looking guys, that entertains women. Sounds kind of sketchy but it's totally PG/PG-13.) 

Apprentice Review

My first order of business is to tell you:
-The First book is $0.99 (kindle) on Amazon
-Romance that may piss you off, the author personally warned me about this. The gif below summarizes the relationships.

Apprentice (Black Mage #2)
by Rachel E. Carter
Read: eARC
Publishing: Astrea Press 2/17/15

          She survived a trial year at the Academy, but that was just the easy part…
          Now sixteen-year-old Ryiah is an apprentice in Combat, her school’s most notorious faction of magic. When she finishes she will be a mage, but in order to do so she has to survive four years with a training master she hates and her old nemesis, Priscilla. To make matters worse the unwanted attraction Ry feels for her sometimes-friend-sometimes-rival Prince Darren is at an all time high –even though he is betrothed to the very girl she can’t stand.
          Really, the only bright spot to Ryiah’s new life is the time she spends with her friends, including an older apprentice named Ian, who she finds herself thinking about quite often.
          Just when things start to get comfortable they take a turn for the worse. An apprentice is killed in a rebel attack and several mages end up dead. Unwittingly, the apprentices find themselves in the midst of a budding unrest between Jerar and its northern neighbor, Caltoth. For Ryiah the impending conflict means many things, but as her apprenticeship draws to a close she finds her biggest problem at home.
          Unfortunately for her, Darren’s not going anywhere.

Throne of Glass Review

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
by Sarah J. Maas
Publishing: Bloomsbury USA Children's 1/2/12
          After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. 
          Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. 
          Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. 
          Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.


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Weird Book Stuff

I was book procrastinating- taking random online quizzes- and I came across this...


Everybody that knows me, knows that I do some weird stuff with my books. Like...
•rubbing the spine against my cheek.
•petting the book as if it's a cat, like Jopling in The Grand Budapest Hotel.
•calling it weird nicknames  (my son, my fish, my baby, my mushroom) Maybe not that last one...

•cradling it in my arms & rocking it back and forth.
•running in circles in a field with arms extended in slow motion. 
•I got really scared that I would lose a book, so I labeled my book with my name inside the cover. (On a piece of paper)
*Sings: Hey girl, where you going? Hey girl, what you doing? Who's that girl? Who's that girl? It's Jess!*

I wanna know what's the weirdest thing you did to/for a book? Did you tackle a fish for it? Maybe punch the most annoying guy you know?