Sunday, April 27, 2014

Book Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles #3)

Cress by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles #3)
Book Summary: Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. 
When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. 

Rate(1-10): 10

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Book Haul- 5

I'm just stacking these on and not reading. (I know, I'm bad.)

Cy in ChainsThe Secrets of Lily Graves
Liv, Forever1000 Places To See Before You DieThe Time Traveler's Wife

Well I didn't get all these books at once, I was just waiting to get enough books to make a book haul post.

1. Cy in Chains

I don't know, it doesn't seem like my usual type of book, but it is historical fiction. And yeah. For educational purposes. Let's see how it is.

2. The Secrets of Lily Graves

If anything, those jackets just make dudes look like douches. Well, please please please be a good romance...

3. Liv, Forever

Seemed interesting. Creepy, but interesting.

4. 1000 Places To See Before You Die

I probably won't pick it up until after I finish school, but.... 

5. The Time Traveler's Wife

This is definitely one of the best books I've read. Like, ever. Click here to see my review.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Movie Review: Divergent (REVIEW REDO)

Yes, here I am again. Yes, I deleted the first review. After watching this movie for the second time. (But Liana, are you calm enough yet to write a legit review this time?) YES I AM. And ha-ha-ha, no, my love for this movie has not decreased at all. Not a single bit.

This is definitely one of the BEST book-to-movie adaptations I have ever seen. That probably explains how my first movie review post was completely crazy and contained nothing else but me screaming at you about how this movie was fucking perfect and that you had to go see it...

You have no idea. As some of you probably know, I read the book quite a while back and I didn't really remember all the details. However, I read Allegiant recently (and fuckity fuck fuck fuck that ending), and this movie just managed to bring up all my Allegiant feels. Again.

Discussion #17: Don't buy 5 Star Reviews

So, recently, I'd read an article about indie authors who buy their 5 star reviews. See it here:

I don't care if you are desperate to get your book out in the open; don't buy your fucking 5 star reviews.

Bloggers like me get tons and tons of review requests, and sometimes we can't even accept them all, much less than read them AND like them all. What pisses me off the most is when authors get mad at us for writing negative reviews. I've posted a couple of discussion topics in this category a while ago, but I just need to RANT.

So, a simple numbered list to authors who bribe their readers for 5 starred positive reviews:

1. You are cheating the people who actually read those reviews and let those reviews determine their opinion of whether or not they should like it.
2. No offense, but if you have to bribe to get good reviews, maybe you should really stop writing...
3. True, you may get some good reviews with monetary compensation, but most of us have review policies. And those review policies say that we can't be bribed into dishonesty to make you look good. And so, some of us get gravely offended when you offer us monetary compensation.
4. Fuck you.