Book Review Tuesday (1/16/18)-Shatter Me

Before I get to the acutal review, I just want you guys to know that I did do a BRT last Tuesday, but something must’ve gotten weird with the post (or I got distracted) and it didn’t post. So you kinda get two BRTs today-one was just meant for last week.

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Alrighty, that aside, hey there, and welcome to today’s BRT!

This one’s from the same author as Furthermore and Whichwood (you can search those in the “Book Review Tuesday” category, the latter is fairly recent), and honestly? I can’t decide whether I like Whichwood or this novel better! So if you decide to read it, PREPARE TO BE AMAZED!

Here’s your book review!

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Shatter Me

Juliette was born with an ability-some say it’s a gift, most other call it a curse. With the slightest touch of her hand, she can kill a person in seconds. After 17 years of moving to new towns, discrimination, punishment, and expulsion, the ruling Reestablishment has put her in prison with charges for murder. But now, they have other plans for her. Now, forced to be a weapon for the Reestablishment, Juliette has glimpsed the oppressed reality of the world outside her window. With the help of another soldier, she sets in motion to escape. But with the eyes of the Reestablishment all on her, will she succeed?

 

Before reading this (and after reading Mrs. Mafi’s other works), I went into it expecting a well-written book, but a generally overused YA dystopian plot. Both were ture. Thing is, Mafi executed it so well that it was impossible not to be utterly enthralled. What a book!

 

 

Have a great rest of your evening, everyone, and stay warm!

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Book Review Tuesday (1.9.18)-Everlost

Hey there, fellow bookworms, and welcome to (finally) the first BRT of 2018!

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Again, I’m so sorry that I was unable to do a BRT last week. That aside, I got this book from the library (no surprise there), and though it was relatively short for my taste, I loved it! Also, it’s by the same author as Scythe (See the BRT for 10/17/17), if that raises your expectations. It certainly did for me. Now for the review!

 

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Everlost

Fourteen year old friends Nick and Allie were both killed in a car accident. But when their spirits passed on, they are not transported to where they’re supposed to be. Instead, they are now stuck in a place in between life and death. This place is Everlost, where lost children run free, with whispers of monsters and sinking into the ground to fear. Ruling over them all is Mary Hightower, who takes Nick and Allie in and teaches them all she knows. But though Nick feels that he has found a home with her, Allie seeks to know more, and above all, just wants to return home. Soon, she begins dabbling in forbidden magics, and soon discovers that Everlost isn’t as harmless as it appears…

 

 

Alright, technically this book was written around ten years before Scythe, but let me just say this: MAN, Neal Shusterman really did it again! Intricate world-building, complex characters, and just the right amount of creepy. Love it, love it, LOVE IT!!!

 

Have a great evening, everyone, and stay warm!

 

OH! And also…

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO DAVID BOWIE!

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Florida (AGAIN…)

Hey everyone! Happy happy new year!!!

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As I mentioned in my last post (See 2017), I was in Florida for the past week or so. I just got back last night, and boy, I have some interesting stories…

Okay, let’s start off with the obligatory creepy doll.

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This time, it was right…behind…my…bed…watching me whilst I slept…

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On a much lighter note, I got a clip-on camera lens for Christmas. I took some pictures with the macro one, and got some great results!

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This year, we spent most of the week at a beautiful beach called Boca Grande. The first evening gave us a beautiful sunset. I found a bunch of shells, and we set off some fireworks by the beach on New Year’s Eve! It was pretty funny. (I only took videos of the latter, so I can’t show the firework footage.)

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Apparently, these guys are called butterfly shells. I personally thought this one looked more like a set of lungs.

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Conch shells!

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Downtown, there were a bunch of huge Banyan trees. They were beautiful! A lot of them had tiny, reddish vines running down the length of the trunk, making it look as though the trees had veins.

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I found this tiny little guy sitting by the TV on the day we left Boca Grande. He seemed to like my hand a lot. So cute!

 

Now, for the other creepy pictures from my grandparent’s house…

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*screaming*

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THAT’S RIGHT, THE MONKEY SKULL IS BACK! *louder screaming*

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Yep, the eyes on this thing are, in fact, fake. *shudder*

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s o m e  p e o p l e  j u s t  w a n t  t o  w a t c h  t h e   w o r l d  b u r n

 

Okay, I’ll spare you some more trauma and end this post here. Sweet dreams…