The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater is a paranormal-type series following Blue, who comes from a family of psychics but has no magical abilities of her own, and four prep school boys as they follow ley lines and other magical things in search of a dead Welsh king. Strange synopsis right? Well, the series overall is pretty strange too. It’s super hyped on Booktube and everyone absolutely loves it but I don’t think it really suits me. The story is too weird and the paranormal elements too far out of my comfort zone that I couldn’t really get into it.
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The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer is a sci-fi series retelling the stories of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White. The combination of the sci-fi genre and fairytales is an interesting one and doesn’t seem like it should work, but man, it totally does. This series is just so fun and lighthearted and an absolute joy to read. It made me smile and I would totally recommend it if you ever need a pick-me-up. Full review with spoilers below the cut.
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Today I’ll be reviewing my favorite series of all time, the Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman. I have so much love for this series and I don’t even know how I’m going to do it justice with my review but I’m gonna try. There will be spoilers because you can be damn sure that I’ll be gushing like a waterfall throughout this review.
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This summer, I took on the rather daunting goal of reading the Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, at least the first two series. I never really intended or wanted to read them but they just get so much hype on Booktube that I just felt like I should read them so that I could understand what people were talking about. It was a rollercoaster of a journey to say the least. I read them in publication order so the two series kinda intertwined for me and just felt like a giant 9-book series. Still, I shall review them separately because I had very different feelings for each of the series.
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The Girl on the Train is about an alcoholic woman who witnesses something out of the window of a train and finds herself entangled in a mysterious web of lies and deceit, not exactly unwillingly. It’s based on a supposed best-selling novel but if you saw my post about my Most Disappointing Books of 2016, you’ll know that I didn’t really think much of the book. I wasn’t really planning on watching this movie after I missed it in the theaters but then I saw Luke Evans in Beauty and the Beast and I just had to see more of his work. So that was basically my sole reason for watching this movie haha.
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So I know that this is incredibly outdated because the whole Hunger Games phenomenon has kinda died down already but I figure, now’s the best time to be as objective as I can without the influence of the hype right? Plus, I recently reread the series again so my points are quite fresh in my mind. There will be spoilers ahead but honestly, if you haven’t read the books or at least seen the movies, what have you been doing?
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Today I bring you my review of the Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Basically, it boils down to three words: Vastly Fabulous Delight.
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