SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING MOVIE REVIEW [2017]

Spider-Man: Homecoming

rating: ★★★★★

time: 2hr, 13mins

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

Censorship Rating: M

Cast: Tom Holland – Peter Parker, Michael Keaton – Adrian Toomes, Robert Downey Jr. – Tony Stark, Marisa Tomei – May Parker, Jon Favreau – Happy Hogan, Zendaya –
Michelle, Donald Glover – Aaron Davis

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**SPOILERS**

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lol these are my disjointed notes from as soon as I got out of the cinema:

•Spidey theme
•Hate ned
•Plot twist twas the dad
•Cried a bit
•Follow T Holland career
•Best spidey, comic wise
•Pretty long
•PEPPERPOTTSISBACKBLESSMA’SOUL
•I love Happy so much?
•Tony is a mentor?
•15 yr/o
•Aunt May lol
•Loved the Easter eggs
•First time Peter Parker has felt like an actual teenager
•Love MJ (so far) which is great because I’ve never been a fan in the past; comics or movie-wise
•omfg the end end credits shoot me in the face wth

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THE PLOT

Plot-wise this was a really fantastic movie. It didn’t have a massive plot, because obviously we needed to get to know the characters more in this film because we haven’t met a lot of them on the  big screen before.

I loved how while the plot with The Vulture was meaningful to Peter’s storyline and really helped non-comic readers dive into the MCU even more than in previous films. With this movie I feel like not only did we really get to know Peter and how he thinks but we also got to understand how it feels to not be a super and just live a normal life.

THE CHARACTERS

-I HATE NED, FIGHT ME.

-THE VULTURE IS AMAZING. You guys don’t actually know this about me but I am totally that comic nerd that tries to guess the villains before the film information comes out and I actually guessed The Vulture, not gonna lie guys I was super proud of myself.

-Tom Holland’s Spidey is totally my favourite. I think he’s definitely the closest to the comics and as a comic reader I really appreciate it! Also I will definitely be following Tom Holland’s career because he seems awesome (he took his dog with him on the pres tour!) and this movie totally sold me on him as an actor.

-I definitely think that Zendaya’s character, Michelle was hyped up too much for this film, I mean I totally get it, she’s Zendaya. But for the amount of press she got compared to some of the other cast members, she really wasn’t in the movie for all that long. That being said, Michelle is amazing and I cannot wait to see more of her in the next film, especially because we barely not anything about her so far.

MY THOUGHTS

-The last Spider-Man reboot was only 2012 and yet Spider-Man: Homecoming felt -completely fresh.

-I loved how they incorporated the Spider-Man theme into the start Marvel cred, it was beautiful, I won’t lie to you guys, I shed a tear.

-PEPPER POTTS IS BACK. I don’t know if you can tell but I am excited about this, more so than I ever would have though I would be. I love Pepper in the comics, Paltrow was never my first choice to play her but damn am I glad she’s back.

-Happy Friggin’ Hogan. I love this man, he’s had the ring in his pocket since 2008 and he just wants Tony to appreciate him, can this man get any softer? I love him, and I really hope he’s in the next film, again, I didn’t realise how much I missed him until he came back.

-Speaking of Tony, the guy is officially a terrible mentor but he’s sort of not a total disaster at it? I really enjoyed his parts in the movie because we really got to see how much work he puts in behind the scenes, with the later movies I feel like we haven’t really seen that in him.

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  • I really enjoyed all the little easter eggs
  • Pepper and Happy give me life
  • The Vulture is an amazing villain
  • Ned needs to leave, didn’t like him in the comics, don’t like him in the film.

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  • YES OH MY GOD, DUMB QUESTION PAST ME
  • I can’t wait to start really following Tom Holland’s career, he has a really fun personality and I’ve enjoyed the movies I’ve seen him in so far, and I think he’s going pretty well so far.
  • We finally got a Spidey movie with The Vulture so I’m excited to see which other villains we get to see in the future.

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Have you guys seen the movie yet? Which spidey is your favourite?

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Driving Miss Crazy | ARC REVIEW

Driving Miss Crazy by D.J. Van Oss

my rating: ★★☆☆☆

genre: Contemporary, Romance

goodreads rating: 4.07

Driving Miss Crazy

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I received an arc copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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She wants to go places. He’s got the car. If only things were that simple.
Widowed father Adrian Adams isn’t looking to change his life. He just wants to keep his seven-year-old daughter Charlie safe and happy. The last thing he expects is to suddenly lose his job as a driver for the Washington DC diplomatic community. Luckily, he’s offered a new embassy driving assignment, one that starts with a tea cup-and-tie collision with a clumsy, cute, and oddly charming Irish woman with a penchant for talking to squirrels.

Maggie MacNally always seems to fall short, especially when it comes to her family’s expectations. She’s bracing again for disappointment as she tries to forge a new life in DC. Then an out-of-the-blue summons from her influential grandmother offers her one last chance at success—a chance that puts her in Adrian’s back seat and on the road to a career in the family business of international diplomacy.

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PROS

Driving Miss Crazy, is a short and fun debut rom com. I read this in between my exams, it helped me get out of a reading slump, and is a good novel if you’re tired and don’t want to read something too heavy.

This novel is different to most of the chick-lits that I’ve ever read, the main love interest actually has a daughter.

Maggie’s best friend, Jelly is crazy tolerant.

I really liked Adrian (the main love interest), but I did think he was kind of too intense with the whole protecting thing. I mean, I get it but dude chill.

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CONS

The story was a bit choppy, some of the reactions from the main character just didn’t make sense to me – that being said I really did not relate to her.

Maggie really doesn’t seem like someone I would want to be friends with. All of the mistakes she makes are completely ridiculous and quite a few are predictable. At one point she tries to order some ice swans and I just knew that she was going to order the wrong thing, I mean come on she was communicating through google translate.

I think the romance got lost a little bit in the story – what with the love triangle and the side plot lines it felt like the main storyline was being put on the back burner in place of everything else.

The consequences of Maggie becoming Charlie’s (Adrian’s daughter) new mum was never talked about, which was weird bcause it’s kind of a big deal.

Maggie came across as a very self-entitled character, she’s always talking about how her big chance is going to come along, as if she won’t have to actually work for it. This aspect of her character really bugged me, yeah, she’s cute and she talks to squirrels but damn she really got on my nerves at times.

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  • There was insta love but it wasn’t as insta as it could have been, if that makes any sense.
  • I enjoyed the government stuff
  • I’m so sick of love triangles
  • Controlling families suck
  • Maggie is very picky, and honestly needs to calm her farm.
  • The ending was ridiculous, even for a chick-lit.
  • I recommend it if you need a fun book to get you out of a slump.

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Have you read Driving Miss Crazy? What did you think?

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Anne Season 1 Review and Thoughts!

Anne Review: Season 1:

Rating: ★★★★☆

No. Episodes: 7

Rotten Tomatoes:  86%

Censorship Rating: PG

Cast: Amybeth McNulty – Anne Shirley, Geraldine James – Marilla Cuthbert, R.H. Thomson – Matthew Cuthbert, Dalila Bela – Diana Barry, Corrine Koslo – Rachel Lynde , Aymeric Jett Montaz – Jerry Baynard, Lucas Jade Zumann – Gilbert Blythe

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Anne Shirley

  • Different Anne than we’ve seen before – Anne has PTSD
  • She’s come from a long history of abuse, you see this, not only in the flashbacks but in the way she reacts to the things people say and how she acts around others.
  • She still holds some of the same similarities to the Anne we all know and love (Imagination, language, nature) – she can come off as a bit of a ditz when she’s looking off into the clouds but then bam then she’s using all these 25 cent words, as Diana put it and you’re like, shit this kid’s actually smart. Unless you’re Marilla, because then you’re like, damn, someone shut this kid up.
  • Love the actress – she plays the character SOO well

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Gilbert Blythe

  • I will always love Gilbert Blythe no matter what adaptation he’s in (that being said I’ve only watched this and the movies).
  • He gets a slake smacked over his head and his first thought is to smirk and have an awesome middle school come back.

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  • Not the most faithful adaptation – there’s one scene in episode 2 (I’m pretty sure) where Matthew (who I love btw) chases Anne frantically, against time and reason – this was actually never in the book so it took me for a loop at first but I actually really enjoyed the episode. With this added plot we also got to see just how resilient and strong Anne is on her own.
  • This adaptation thrives off tragedy – Anne has her horrible back story and later on Gilbert becomes an orphan. They also created an entirely new backstory for Matthew Cuthbert. WHAT. He’s a painfully shy and light hearted farmer, who just wants to tend to the farm and listen to Anne chat for hours on end. And there’s nothing wrong with that so why the heck have they given him a show-invented dead brother???
  • Alsoooooooo, he tries to commit suicide??? Like, please in no world would Matthew Cuthbert, who travelled on horseback and in the back of wagons just to get Anne back, ever abandon his sister and Anne. It’s completely ridiculous!
  • Oh Oh Oh but I do have to say that I really enjoyed Jerry, he was a lot of fun and I really liked how much the Cuthberts came to enjoy his presence.
  • However, despite all of these things, I did rate this 4 stars for a reason, Why? Because I loved it, it’s not completely faithful but I loved Anne and I loved Gilbert ( SO MUCH HOW IS HE SO PRETTY SOMEBODY HELP ME) and so the show was a plus for me and I really hope we get a season 2.

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Have you watched Anne? Do you prefer the book or the show?

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Last Seen Leaving | SPOILER-FREE ARC REVIEW

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

my rating: ★★☆☆☆

tags: Mystery, LGBT+, YA, ownvoices, debut

goodreads rating: 3.76

Last Seen Leaving

I received an arc copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Flynn’s girlfriend has disappeared. How can he uncover her secrets without revealing his own?

Flynn’s girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can’t answer, and her friends are telling stories that don’t add up. All eyes are on Flynn—as January’s boyfriend, he must know something.

But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January’s disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.

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PROS

First off, the main line was awesome:

“There was a corpse in my neighbour’s front yard.”

Amazing cover, enticing premise and the protagonist is gay.

Last Seen Leaving gave me some serious Halloween vibes, it’s thrilling and short and I totally recommend that you guys pick this one up in October. It’s short enough that you could read it all on the night and still give yourself a bit of a scare. Though, this is just my opinion, Halloween is bull and you people are all really weird.

 

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CONS

I really wanted to enjoy this but unfortunately when it came down to it and I thought about it for a minute, the cons outweigh the pros.

I am quite the Veronica Mars nerd and I have had my dalliances with the odd Nancy mystery, so I really thought I would love this novel, I’m pretty into teenage mystery solvers apparently. Unfortunately I just couldn’t get into this one, I just found it too unbelievable. I’m used to protagonists with backbone, who have a knack for the trade if you know what I mean. Characters like Veronica Mars (whom I love, if you couldn’t already tell) have a backbone and obviously have mystery inclined minds. They also have actual investigating skills and equipment, whereas Flynn solves a mystery, comes out as gay and I can’t even think if a third thing that happens, all in two weeks, solving a case that the police couldn’t???

Rather than a thriller this is a coming of age – it’s not really about finding out how January disappeared, though that is a large part of it. The novel is more so about Flynn finding out who he is and about him coming to terms with his sexuality.

I guess this just wasn’t what I’m used to with thrillers and maybe I should just get over myself. But I found the slow pacing and lack of an actual thriller to be a big let down for me. The story tends to rely mostly on misunderstandings and a hole lot of miscommunication and that’s something I really dislike in pretty much any type of media. I prefer a fast paced mind-fuck (for lack of a better term) compared to a slow-paced, and frankly, boring mystery. But that’s just me, because I can see that a lot of people devoured this book, so definitely read some of those reviews too before you pick it up!

ALSO, last thing I promise! I have seen soo many people pitching this as YA Gone Girl and can I stop you right there please and thank you?

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I have read Gone Girl and it is one of my favourite books of all time, I love it and urge you all to read it. And people are comparing this sub par mystery to the mind-fuck of the century? NO, I cannot let this stand, sure, they have some similarities but that’s where it ends, the two are in no way in the same league, let alone the same rating box. I know that sounds harsh as hell but I loved that book and Last Seen Leaving just wasn’t as good, in my opinion.

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  • The self discovery aspect of this novel was really interesting to read.
  • While this wasn’t a groundbreaking novel or anything new, really but it was a quick mystery I found easy to get through in between my classes.
  • Slow paced
  • I think the main character is 15 and the book ends with him dating a college student and that’s a reasonably large age/maturity gap, though we’re never told the guy’s age.

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Have you read Last Seen Leaving? What did you think?

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Our Own Private Universe

Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

my rating: ★★★☆☆

genre: contemporary, romance, ownvoices, lgbt+

goodreads rating: 3.56

Our Own Private Universe

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I received an arc copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

reviewsynopsis

Fifteen-year-old Aki Simon has a theory. And it’s mostly about sex.

No, it isn’t that kind of theory. Aki already knows she’s bisexual — even if, until now, it’s mostly been in the hypothetical sense. Aki has dated only guys so far, and her best friend, Lori, is the only person who knows she likes girls, too.

Actually, Aki’s theory is that she’s got only one shot at living an interesting life — and that means she’s got to stop sitting around and thinking so much. It’s time for her to actually do something. Or at least try.

So when Aki and Lori set off on a church youth-group trip to a small Mexican town for the summer and Aki meets Christa — slightly older, far more experienced — it seems her theory is prime for the testing.

But it’s not going to be easy. For one thing, how exactly do two girls have sex, anyway? And more important, how can you tell if you’re in love? It’s going to be a summer of testing theories — and the result may just be love.

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Good start, boring middle to end, cool debate

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There are definitely a lot of positives to this novel, this is evident in the fact that so many people enjoyed it. However, for me the negatives outweighed the positives.

Pros:

  • The main character (Aki) is a person of colour and is also bisexual
  • There are other lgbtq+ characters
  • The book is set in Mexico
  • The book explores safe sex, with a focus on lesbian sex – definitely recommend if you’re too nervous to google for information or ask for help.
  • There was a seriously cool debate towards the end of the novel that had characters talking about subjects like health care, gun control and marriage equality.
  • The majority of characters are religious but it’s never throuwn in your face.

Cons:

  • Too much teen drama
  • The romance was too intense
  • The main character ad her friend were constantly lying to eachother and were pretty much fighting for the entire book

When I started this back in January I was really enjoying it but then school started up again and so I put it down for two seconds. I then picked it up again around March and then finally finished it in the back end of April.

I really enjoyed it when I started it but by the time I got around 30% of the way through I stopped enjoying it and by the time I was halfway through it I was seriously considering DNFing it.
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  • This book came very close to being a DNF
  • I had higher hopes for this
  • I wanted a cute lesbian romance, but what I got was a whole lot of drama, be careful what you wish for
  • The teen angst just totally overwhelmed the story.

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Have you read Our Own Private Universe? Did you enjoy it?

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Strange The Dreamer

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor

my rating : ★★★☆☆

genre : fantasy

goodreads rating : 4.43

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1)

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I received an arc copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

Welcome to Weep. 

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Part 1: Atlantis + The Name of The Wind = Strange The Dreamer

Part 2: Introduction of clear love interest

Part 3: meet cute

Everything else: I hate myself, why is this happening?

-Also I just realised the acronym for this book is STD and now I feel weird

-Lazlo is actually a special snowflake

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“On the Sabbat of Twelfth-moon, in the city of Weep, a girl fell from the sky. Her skin was blue, her blood was red.”

Honestly, this started out so strong, I was thinking 4.5 or 5 stars and then bam the romance. No thank you, please leave, this is not what I signed up for.

Strange The Dreamer had the best start to a book that I had read in a long time, it gave me hope as I hadn’t particularly enjoyed the last two books in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series.

I LOVED the first half of this novel, we focused on Lazlo and his librarian life, yes, that’s right, I said librarian! We discover how he learnt about Weed and learn that he’s a bit of a smartie pants – he really reminded me of the dude (Milo??) from the Atlantis films, which is probably why I liked him so much. Unfortunately, however as the novel went on and the more he got infatuated with his love interest I sort of discovered that the dude’s a bit wet. There’s nothing to him – he’s a pile of books without a memorable personality. He made some really dumbass decisions, especially towards the end (in fact, what the hell was he thinking with that ending, uggghhhh).

This book was just over 400, 500 for some people pages. And for the most part I liked Lazlo, but somewhere in that mess of prose and slow pacing I began to lose my respect for him. He went from being this boy who was a tad obsessed with a place no one else believed in, a boy who read until his eyes were dry or he walked into a wall. To being a man who was sick with love for a girl he’d met maybe twice, willing to risk anything for her. Like, I’m sorry, but any reader knows that is never a good idea – we’ve read every possible outcome and there is only ever a very small chance it will ever go well.

“He read while he walked. He read while he ate. The other librarians suspected he somehow read while he slept, or perhaps didn’t sleep at all.”

However, as the story went on we started to drift from Lazlo and his special snowflake brain and were introduced to the love interest, whose name I cannot even remember,

I had quite  few problemswith this book, while the writing was awesome, the plot was as slow as a wet week and the romance was disgustingly instant.

Kiki over on Goodreads said this and I’m inclined to agree with her.: “There was no plot, only a series of situations that were eventually overwhelmed with a mass of cloying, sickly romance.”

Anyway, so what I’m trying to get across is that there isn’t really a plot it’s just a really diabetes-inducing romance. A romance that I just can’t get myself to back up.

“I turned my nightmares into fireflies and caught them in a jar.”

I had high hopes for this novel but I think Laini Taylor’s books just aren’t for me. I’ll miss her stunning writing and intriguing synopses but I won’t miss the formulaic girl meets boy, everything is now irrelevant plots.

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  • Totally quotable
  • Fantastic writing, as per usual
  • I really enjoyed Lazlo
  • The romance overpowered the story

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I honestly don’t know if I will continue this duology? trilogy?

If I get sent an arc I will of course pick up the next book but I wouldn’t buy it in store. I hope that the second instalment is better than this was but right now, no, I doubt I’ll pick up book 2.

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Have you read Strange The Dreamer? What did you think?

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Waking Gods (Themis Files #2)

Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) by Sylvain Neuvel 

my rating: ★★★☆☆

genre: Science-Fiction

goodreads rating: 4.17

Waking Gods (Themis Files, #2)

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I received an arc copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Also, if you haven’t read my review of the first book, Sleeing Giants, you can find it here!

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Synopsis for BOOK 1:

A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.

Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.

But some can never stop searching for answers.

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The first book started out so strong, I had such high hopes for it’s sequel – so of course I’ve let myself down.

I really didn’t enjoy this, the characters were annoying and I was bored.

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I think I’m done with this series. I don’t know if there’s another book, but if there is I probably won’t read it.

I am smad.

Okay, storytime. I like to cook while I listen to audiobooks This is because I find cooking stressful and my anger tends to flare when I make food. And so. I was maybe halfway through this when I started making my dinner (pasta because I’m simple) and I was like, halfway through cooking my food when my book started doing the opposite of what it was meant to be doing for me. Of course, I would listen to a book distract me from my food anger, but instead the characters are soo annoying that the book causes my rage and I end up stressing out and giving myself heartburn and making my stomach acid issues flare up.

By the end of the experience, I was the Rage Monster. This was me:

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By this point, I think that the format is really out-staying its welcome. It was cool in Illuminae and cool in Sleeping Giants but now it’s annoying. Now, it’s pretty clear that it’s not a successful way for me, as a reader to get to know the character. I felt detached from all of the characters and the only real emotion I felt while reading it was annoyance. I didn’t enjoy this, and looking back I’m surprised I enjoyed Sleeping Giants as much as I did.

There was a character, we meet in this book, she’s only like 10 and she’s put through some really bad stuff during the novel. But do I care? No. It got to a point. where I was just so fed up with her and I was actually full on raging because this chick was so annoying.

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  • Annoying characters
  • The plot wasn’t memorable, I only read it in April but I barely remember what happened
  • Info dumpy

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There isn’t a third instalment on Goodreads but I left this book feeling like there was going to be a third book. If there isn’t that’s cool and it’s probably a good thing for me.

If there ends up being another book I’ll probably end up picking up the audio, unless there are more than 3 books in the series.

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Veronica Mars Movie

Veronica Mars 

Rating: ★★★★☆

Time: 1hr, 47 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes: 79%

Censorship Rating: M

Cast: Kristen Bell – Veronica Mars, Jason Dohring – Logan Echolls, Enrico Colantoni – Keith Mars, Chris Lowell – Stosh ‘Piz’ Piznarski, Percy Daggs III – Wallace Fennel, Tina Majorino –  Cindy ‘Mac’ Mackenzie, Krysten Ritter – Gia Goodman, Francis Capra – Eli ‘Weevil’ Navarro, Ryan Hansen – Dick Casablancas

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**SPOILERS**

I’m sure for all the marshmallows who eagerly awaited more from the Mars universe, this was a brilliant addition to the world. However, for me, a marshmallow new to the franchise I felt slightly underwhelmed by this movie. I guess you could attribute my feelings on the movie to the fact that I had just watched the show and didn’t have to wait 10 years for a reunion.

Don’t get me wrong I’m probably going to watch the movie again tonight but I felt like it should of been more. I guess, though that that’s what always happens with reunions, it always feels like it should have been more. I must say though, that I much preferred this to the disaster that was the Gilmore Girls revival.

THE CHARACTERS

Weevil  – okay when I saw that Weevil was back I squealed, it was ridiculous. I was so happy that Weevil was going to be part of the storyline even if he didn’t have a major part.

Wallace – he’s a coach now. Woah, why? When the show finished (season 3) everyone was in their first year of College. Wallace had decided he wanted to be an engineer and he’d even put basketball aside to put more study hours in. And now he’s a highschool PE teacher? There was no explanation and I am stumped.

Mac – Ahh, yes Mac. I love this chick, seriously she is goals. Mac is spunky and will make your internet life a living hell. Towards the start of the movie we learn that Mac is now working for the Kanes, and that sort of sums up all of the information we get about her.

Although, I did like how at the end of the film she’s working with Veronica at Mars Investigations, they’re a really great team so if they ever do a revival (I pray) I can’t wait to see them back again as a team!

Logan – Logan, the man, the legend. The accused murderer, more like. Poor guy, he just wants to drive around his expensive car and stare at Veronica and now he’s being accused of murderer? Do people never learn? I swear I was having flashbacks, I mean how many times has this guy been accused of murder, it’s ridiculous!

VERONICA, HERSELF

I felt that this movie really put in perspective how selfish of a character Veronica can be.

At the start of the film we learn that Veronica is still with Piz (she’s been with the guy for what, 10 years and she hasn’t met the parents yet? I’m sorry, that’s bull.) Which is fine because I actually really like Piz, he’s a great character and he seriously needs a hug (and a better girlfriend). But oh my god throughout the film (and the show for that matter) Piz is constantly there for Veronica, and when Piz needs her? Where is she? She’s still in Neptune, with her ex.

1)Which isn’t really what bothered me, mostly it was that Piz’s parents travelled half way across the country to see her and instead of doing what she said she’s do and driving up to see them, she stayed in Neptune. I swear when Piz broke up with her I was actually happy, good for you Piz, go and find a girlfriend worthy of your time, you were too good for her anyway,

Wow, I’m really making it sound like I hate Veronica, I don’t, I just think Piz deserved better – I mean there goes a 10 year relationship!

Okay, I should talk about something different now, before I go another Piz rant.

2)Let’s talk about Wallace (whom I love). Wallace is still the wonderful, loveable guy from th series, he hasn’t changed much and that’s okay with me. Now, the thing is he’s been best friends with Veronica since roughly year 11 in High School and pretty much whenever she needs something he says How high?

In high school him sneakily taking student files from the office was cute, because we knew Veronica wouldn’t let him get in trouble for it. But now? Now, it’s not cute, it’s just highly illegal. At one point Veronica asks Wallace, a teacher, to get a file for a past student. Bad Veronica, not cool, he could lose his teaching license for that. But you know what he dies it, because it’s Veronica Mars.

3)Now let’s talk about the last thing that annoyed me about Miss Mars. Weevil. This poor guy, it’s been 9 or 10 years since he’s seen Veronica Mars and in that time he’s gotten married to a crazy hot chick and has a baby (who is adorable, oh my god). And now, she’s back and he’s being arrested for stuff he didn’t do (again) and everything was fine because Veronica got him out of that but then, then the end of the movie happened and I am mad.

Weevil hadn’t been on a motorbike for 3 years and hadn’t been part of a gang for something like 10 years and now Veronica has him back in a gang (as the leader, no less). What happened to the happy Weevil who went to his high school reunion and got the ‘most changed’ award? Well, that was short lived.

OVERALL
  • My otp is back together, I am so so happy.
  • Poor Piz
  • Wallace, why?
  • I am definitely re-watching this tonight
  • I definitely prefer grown up Logan to teenage Logan.

SCHEDULED ON 09/04/2017

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Not Another Happy Ending

Not Another Happy Ending – David Solomons

my rating : 4.5/5

genre : contemporary, romance, adult

goodreads rating : 3.41

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I read this back in October last year so why am I just now writing my review? Procrastination, probably.

It’s not often that I read a contemporary novel that I really enjoy, especially an adult novel so it’s high praise from me to say that I loved it.

The Plot

Not Another Happy Ending is a story about a young woman named Jane Lockhart. Jane is an aspiring author, she’s written the draft for her first book and is now trying to find a publisher.

She finally finds one, he publishes her book and then a year later she’s writing a new one (did I mention her last book was a best seller?) and she’s almost done and then, BAM! Writer’s block hits her!

So, like every good publisher, her publisher Tom sets out to unblock her. With her newfound success, she’s become too happy, so Tom, being the wonderful man he is, tries to make her as unhappy as possible.

My Thoughts 

Not Another Happy Ending is a fun, quirky love story. It’s a fast read, you wouldn’t realise it by how long it took me to read it but it really is a book you can whip through. I would recommend it if you are in a reading slump.

The novel takes place in Glasgow which is new for me, it certainly brought something different to the story. It’s certainly different to any book that might be set in America, it has a completely different tone.

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There is also a film, I definitely recommend watching it. Even if you don’t end up reading the book, the movie is a really accurate adaptation and it has a really great cast.

Jonesy Volume 1

Jonesy Volume 1 – Sam Humphries (text) & Caitlin Rose Boyle (Illustrations)

my rating : ★★★★☆

genre : comics, this shit is cute and the art is adorable

goodreads rating : 3.67

Jonesy, Vol. 1

I received an arc copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Comic reviews are kind of hard to write, because they’re so short there isn’t always a lot to talk about but I will certainly give this a fair go!

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THE COMIC

Jonesy is about a “cool dork” named, well, Jonesy.

She is a snarky, too cool for school type of girl.

In this comic, Jonesy doesn’t really have any friends but she does make a friend, an LGBT character who has a crush on another girl, they are an adorable little duo, they call themselves the SCIS (Secret Crush Investigation Squad).

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This comic sort of reminds me of the Lumberjanes series, the art feels similar, the humor and tone of voice is also of the same vein. Aalthough, unlike Lumberjanes, Jonesy is more of a harsh character, she says things without much thought to how dhe might affect others. She’s too cool for school, she hates valentines day and despises prom. But at the same time she cares about her friends, works at her dad’s doughnut shop and sells zines that she slaves over after school. She’s got a hard shell, but she’s downright gooey inside. She’s mean, and sometimes she can be a completely selfish character but somehow, she is still a loveable character.

This is definitely a fun comic, I feel like Jonesy will annoy many people but for others she will be hilarious. Either way, I’ve already recommended this to a bunch of people, in fact one of my friends has already started it and she’s loving it so far.

ART

The art in this comic is honestly, really awesome.

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Just look at it – it’s bright, cute and it’s fun. Don’t tell me that this artwork doesn’t make you want to add Jonesy to your TBR. It’s adorable and you need it in your lives.


SCHEDULED ON 03/04/2017 1:11


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