Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Review: The Fault In our Stars

REVIEW: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS BY JOHN GREEN

GRADE: 4.5 STARS

COVER POINTS: Out of a 10, I'd say a nine :) It is very iconic now. I'm running to get an Okay? t-shirt!


What I liked: I liked Augustus Waters. Everyone does, really. But I liked him more than Hazel at most times. I think Green caputred how a relationship could be when both of the people have cancer. I thought that the whole concept was sweet. I liked the premise of the book: I had this on my TBR list for quite a while, and when the movie came out I stomped my foot and demanded to buy it. So I did :) 
I liked how well the story flowed, speed was perfect. That oftentimes is an issue for me, because if a story goes too fast, I am left with too many questions. I was left with many questions in this book, but not about the STORY itself. I had questions about death, and even if it sounds weird, books like this can make you ponder death. I love how Augustus Waters said "I think forever is an inocorrect concept." *Swoon*

What I Didn't Like: Some of Hazels thoughts were very disorganized. Might be the medicine, but at times I don't believe she knew what she wanted. First she was in love with him madly, then she said she was a grenade and didn't want to be in a relationship with Augustus, and finally she loves him again. It was hard to see why she DIDN'T want to be with him.

 I wasn't a fan of the ending. STOP READING HERE IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK. I WILL ADD A LINK TO A NEW BLOG POST WITH THE REST OF MY REVIEW THERE.






   OKAY? YOU CAN CONTINUE READING IF YOU HAVE READ THE BOOK. 













Look guys,  I know that we all loved Augustus, so it was really bad that he(Highlight to see) died. hIGHLIGHT TO SEE THE STUFFF I'M WRITING, WHEN IT GOES WHITE LIKE THIS. THANKS :)

So we got emotional. But what happened opened up a new side of Hazel that I liked to see. She wasn't totally melting like most teenagers, or teenage girls to be correct. I thought it was sweet how much she leaned on her parents for comfort.

Overall: Read this book! Readitreaditreaditreaditreaditreadit!!!!!!!!!

This book was so amazing-- so many emotions at once, but still a clear plot. Right now it's hard for me to blog because I keep saying stuff and stuff and stuff. This book was just that: Indescribable.

Thanks for reading!Links are at the bottom to Goodreads, John's site, and the blog post for the non-readers.

- Jane
Links down here!!
 John's Site: Click here to go! <3


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Reviews Postponed

 Hi everyone! It's Jane here. I'm really sorry, but TFIOS and Charmed Life reviews will have to be postponed, due to another upcoming blog :) . You will be able to see it soon. It's under construction right now. I will be going to Maine for a vaycay! 

I actually always go to Maine, and it's an amazing place for a writer. It really is. But this is my first summer missing a blog! My first blog only really lasted like 3 months. Then I gave up because I had like 0 pageviews. But I like having my blogs now, it's really fun.

Okay, Jane, focus. I'm going to be posting something on Tell Me About It that even non-girly bookworms might like. Guess what it is. TFIOS NAILS!!!! Eee! I'm going to post some pics tomorrow. Anyway, I have got to go, so I'll see ya through the screen later. Thanks for reading!
- Jane

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Review: Dorothy Must Die.

Book: Dorothy Must Die
Cover Points: On a scale from 1-5, I say 5. I love this cover.
Author: Danielle Paige
Rating: 4.5 stars.

Blurb: didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though—but even that's crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I'm the other girl from Kansas.

I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.

I've been trained to fight.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I loved this book. I liked how deliciously evil everything was, and even though I hated her, I thought Dorothy was a fantastic character. That's what a good writer can do, can make you feel so many emotions at once. I certainly did. Some of the characters were confusing, and kept me wondering throughout the book. I understand that Oz was confusing so naturally the characters would be. I read in one of Awkwordly Emma's reviews that she loved how Danielle was able to twist her world, or version I should say, into L. Frank Baum's. I had the same feelings while reading. This book kept me on the edge of my seat.

 What I didn't like was the ending, language and violence(You'll see this in 'the end' para.). I found the F word, S word constantly used in the beginning of the book, when Amy gets to Oz. Thanks to a goth munchkin, who despite being grumpy and having bad language was an extremely likable character.

 The ending: This book ended too quickly and left too many things unexplained. I understand that sometimes books leave questions to make room for a next book, but it also ended very quickly, right where things got super intense and everything was happening and you're wondering does Dorothy die then you're like AHH and then-
The end.

That's how I felt. It wasn't properly finished, but although getting me upset the ending didn't change how I felt about the book. What took the .5 away was violence. This book gets gruesome around Dorothy but at the end I was cringing, I really was. I had to grab Caitlyn's Lucky Charm to get all of the grossness out of my head. Thank God that book is very fluffy.

Read this book. You will thoroughly enjoy it, but be prepared for some violence and quite some language.I will be doing another post on my three favourite characters from the three books I got at Barnes that day.

Thanks for reading so much! All the links are to Goodreads, where you can buy this book and read reviews. Friend me and you'll see my mini-review on it!
Also check out Awkwordly Emma's review on it, you will enjoy that as well. I hope you enjoyed my first full review!!!
- Jane


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A very sorry Jane & Some Reviews to watch out for.

Hi readers! It's Jane here. Happy July! I'm saying that with a guilty face because I realized that I haven't posted anything since 6/25. 

Ugh. I've been wanting to post some reviews, and guess what? I have three reviews to do and for the next three days I'm free!

Looking for a review on...
  1. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (Check out the Goodreads page for this book 
  2.  Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
  3. Charmed Life book # 1, By Lisa Schroeder.
I'm so sorry I haven't been posting. It's actually really weird because I haven't posted anything until now and I literally have 27 pageviews today, at like 6:30. 
So, that's it for today, thanks for reading and come back tomorrow for a review on The Fault In Our Stars!

- Jane