Saturday, December 29, 2012

Team Love: Team Jem



You may have noticed my growing collection of Team Stickers, over on the left hand side. It is pretty much a list of boys that I would marry if they were real *sigh*. Let's just pretend, for now, that they are. You don't do that anyway? Well, I do...

Moving on. My list of boys contains the sexy and the sweet, the good and the bad, but never the ugly. Unless you are looking at pictures of Jamie Campbell Bower from The Mortal Instruments movie.

TEAM JEM (The Infernal Devices):

Seriously, if Jem dies during Clockwork Princess, I will be like this:





Jem is the ultimate sweet boy. If you imagine a boy that is soft spoken, sweet, kind, everything good about a person, you have Jem. At first, I was bias against him, because Will is related to my ultimate boy, Jace Wayland. However, as I read Clockwork Angel, and especially the sequel, Clockwork Prince, I began to realize who adorable Jem is. 

Now I am stuck in the position of choosing between two incredible boys that I love at lot. Jem is also struggling to live with his addiction to Demon drugs, and he might die. If he does die, I will seriously be like that up there. Dramatic, hey? 

What can I say? Cassandra Clare is insanely good at making people fall in love with her characters and all of a sudden rip your heart out of your chest and stomp on it.

So, my basic point is that you should read Clockwork Angel and have your heart messed with too. It's just so good!!


Friday, December 28, 2012

Clockwork Princess Countdown



As it is nearly January 2012, I am ready to begin the countdown to Clockwork Princesses release date. 

I CANNOT WAIT. Seriously, I might wait outside the bookstore until it opens, run in, buy it, and sit until it is done. Actually, I might have to go home, because I have a feeling I will be an emotional wreck at the end of one of my favourite series.

All I know is that if Jem or Will die, I will burn the book and cry myself to sleep for about a year.

Anyway, counting down starting now!  Only 80 days left until March 19th, thank goodness.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Team Love: Team Gabriel


You may have noticed my growing collection of Team Stickers, over on the left hand side. It is pretty much a list of boys that I would marry if they were real *sigh*. Let's just pretend, for now, that they are. You don't do that anyway? Well, I do...

Moving on. My list of boys contains the sexy and the sweet, the good and the bad, but never the ugly. Unless you are looking at pictures of Jamie Campbell Bower from The Mortal Instruments movie.

TEAM GABRIEL (The Chemical Gardens):


Gabriel is like the ultimate boy next door. Although his character is from the futuristic Wither by Lauren DeStephano, he is a a boy that could span any time. 

I have often said that boys from books ruin girl's perspective of real life boys. I think it creates a ridiculously high standard when every teenage girl wants the incredible Jace Wayland or Will Herondale. Gabriel is a great character to combat this, because he is a believable and relatable character who has flaws but is still a great guy.

I always pictured him as tall but not ridiculously tall, with tan skin and dark, floppy hair. 

I have not read the sequel to Wither, Fever, but it is definitely high on my to be read list. I need to find out what happens with him and Rhine, and why this quote was on tumblr, or if it is not talking about Gabriel:



Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Holidays



Sorry I have been slightly MIA this month, I have been crazy busy with final exams and school. My reading has slowly come to a halt in the past few months, but I am looking forward to catching up over the holiday break. Hopefully it will continue next year. As for the remainder of 2012, I will begin posting my favourites lists.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone in advance!


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Team Love: Team Alex


You may have noticed my growing collection of Team Stickers, over on the left hand side. It is pretty much a list of boys that I would marry if they were real *sigh*. Let's just pretend, for now, that they are. You don't do that anyway? Well, I do...

Moving on. My list of boys contains the sexy and the sweet, the good and the bad, but never the ugly. Unless you are looking at pictures of Jamie Campbell Bower from The Mortal Instruments movie.

TEAM ALEX (Delirium):


Alex Sheathes, the Invalid from the Wilds, the one who stole my heart along with Lena's. He is just my dystopian type, a soldier fighting for the good, fighting against the evil alongside Adam Kent and  Peeta Mellark.
“Lena.” Alex puts a hand on each of my elbows and guides me around to face him. When I refuse to meet his eyes, he tilts my chin upward, forcing me to look at him. “Magdalena,” he repeats, the first time since we met that he has ever used my full name. “Your mother loved you. Do you understand that? She loved you. She still loves you. She wanted you to be safe.”

“And I love you too.” His fingers skate the edge of my jaw, dance briefly over my lips. “You should know that. You have to know that.” 
He is a part of the Resistance, one of the fighters against the overpowering government who keep the cage doors locked on the population. The Resistance, and Alex, fight for justice and freedom. One thing gets in the way, though, that stops him from dedicating his entire life to the cause: Lena.

“I left a note for you one time. In the Governor’s fist, you know? I left a note for you one time. It’s impossible, too crazy to think about, and I hear myself repeating, “You left a note for me?” 
“I’m pretty sure it said something stupid. Just hi, and a smiley face, and my name. But then you stopped coming.”

Lena, a girl who was stuck inside the cage, inside the gated community of Cured, was exactly the opposite Alex. She was ready for the surgery to get rid of her emotions and become a real part of society under the totalitarian government. Alex shows her the way to a free life, one where you are allowed to read poetry and have emotions. Where you are allowed to love someone. Where you are free to love, laugh, sing, dance...all things that the government has barred from society.
“Would you like to?” he says. His voice is hardly audible above the wind— so low it’s barely a whisper.
“Would I like to what?” My heart is roaring, rushing in my ears, and though there are still several inches between his hand and mine, there’s a zipping, humming energy that connects us, and from the heat flooding my body you would think we were pressed together, palm to palm, face to face.
“Dance,” he says, at the same time closing those last few inches and finding my hand and pulling me closer, and at that second the song hits a high note and I confuse the two impressions, of his hand and the soaring, the lifting of the music. We dance.”
That would be me ^


Alex is the epitome of free. He, in my mind, has floppy hair and gorgeous eyes, strong muscles and tanned skin just breathe life into Lena's bubble wrapped world. One of my favourite things about Alex is his love for reading and how he wants to share it with Lena. Obviously, I love to read, and a boy who shares that love would be great for me. 
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”“I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach…”“I love thee to the level of every day’s most quite need…’”He kisses each cheekbone, a delicious, skimming kiss, , barely grazing my skin “I love thee freely…”“Alex,” I say, a little louder. My heart beating so fast I’m afraid it will burst from my ribs.He pulls back and gives me a small, crooked smile. “Elizabeth Barrett Browning,” he says, then traces a finger over the bridge of my nose. “You don’t like it?”

*SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN'T READ PANDEMONIUM YET*

Alex pretty much IS the only team. I do not believe in having a Team Whatshisname... Okay, his name is *squints eyes* JULIAN. He bothers me. A lot. WE ALL KNEW Alex was not dead. Why Lauren Oliver. WHY?

There was NO doubt in my mind, because Lauren Oliver would not kill off the boy we have spent the first book falling absolutely in love with. So, the dreaded love triangle is born. Only the girl thinks boy number one is dead. What do you know when the supposed "love of your life" dies?! No. You do not "fall in love" with a new guy within about three minutes. Humph. TEAM ALEX ALL THE WAY.

"Don't Believe Her." *sobs* Ohhhh Alex.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Team Love: Team Peeta



You may have noticed my growing collection of Team Stickers, over on the left hand side. It is pretty much a list of boys that I would marry if they were real *sigh*. Let's just pretend, for now, that they are. You don't do that anyway? Well, I do...

Moving on. My list of boys contains the sexy and the sweet, the good and the bad, but never the ugly. Unless you are looking at pictures of Jamie Campbell Bower from The Mortal Instruments movie.

TEAM PEETA (The Hunger Games):

Ohhh Peeta. He is just the sweetest. If I could choose one boyfriend that I would love to bring home to meet my parents, it would be Peeta Mellark. He is absolutely adorable. The picture is correct, he always knows what to say. I just sit here, reading and squeal, giggle, cry, laugh, and whatever else because he is just awesome.

"You love me. Real or not real?"
"Real" ...*bursts into tears*

I am not sure why anyone would be Team Gale, when Peeta is there with Katniss throughout the Hunger Games twice, and cares for her. I really believe that Peeta understands Katniss so much better than Gale ever could after the games, because their experience changed them so much. It's kind of like Bella in Twilight. Before Edward moved to Forks, she would have married Jacob, they would have lived happily ever after with tons of kids. Edward did come to town, and it was the cataclysmic event that changed Bella's world. If Katniss and Peeta had not been chosen for the Hunger Games, there is no doubt in my mind that she would have married Gale, but because they were chosen, she could not have been with anyone but Peeta. The end of my Anti-Gale rant.

I also don't understand why the world is not filled with Peeta Mellarks. Maybe I'll just marry Josh Hutcherson. When I first found out that he was Peeta, I was not happy. At all. Then, I went to see the movie, and I FELL IN LOVE all over again. How is he the perfect Peeta?! Okay, Peeta is tallish and blond, and Josh is short with brown hair. But still, they made it work, and now I honestly couldn't choose a better Peeta to have played him in the movie.



OKAY. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Awkward Book Covers: Rant 2

This is my own meme to contrast the posts I do about cover love :)


Okay, just no. This cover is just not good at all, no offense to the authors or the people who made the cover. There are just no words, because it looks like some just took a picture of a creepy looking dude with greasy hair, and put some text boxes in front of it. 

In a market where visual display is what draws the reader in the most, this book lacks any sort of draw for me.

What do you think?