Friday, 31 May 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #3

Hi! So I've been behind on reading for a while, but I'm back here :)

This week's feature is

The Fiction Conniption

This week's question:

Q: What blogger would you most like to meet in real life? Tell us about him or her.

I honestly don't know! I haven't had time to make many friends in the blogger community. But I'd like to meet some of the more famous bloggers, like Giselle from XpressoReads (her blog is amazing and I love her reviews) and get some tips. 

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Freak Out Fangirl Feature #2: On Hiatus

So since all my favorite shows are currently on hiatus, I thought I would like to discuss it :D

(Seriously I am incredibly proud of these gifs)

Monday, 27 May 2013

Book Review: The Runaway Queen by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson (Bane Chronicles #2)

Yay so I finally read this...and..... umm......

Title: The Runaway Queen (Bane Chronicles #2)
Authors: Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson

Book Review: Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer (Elemental #3)

So I found this at a sale in my local bookstore...four days before the actual release date. So I prompted swiped a copy and covered up the stack ahahehehehehe.

Title: Spirit (Elemental #3)
Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Saturday, 25 May 2013

TV Review: Vampire Diaries-Graduation (Season 4 Episode 23-Season Finale)

Ohmygod so this is way late because I had problems finding a download link and such. But I watched this last night and it killed me. Not sure if it's in a good way or bad way.

Title: Graduation (Season 4 Episode 23-Season Finale)

Friday, 24 May 2013

Book Review: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)

Well I just finished the third book and am totally devastated so I'm going back to review the second book. Also, I'm trying to be less spoilery in my reviews. I have this problem with that. Working on it.

Title: The Scorch Trials
Author: James Dashner

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #2

So this is the second time I'm participating in the hop!

The featured bloggers this Friday are

and Book Junkie Joint (I can't find a button)

Q: The #FF is 150 weeks old! And we want to hear from you! What would you change about the hop? What do you like about it? Or just suggest a question to be used for next week!

I just started out the hop so I really don't have much of an opinion. I love the hop because it helped me make new blogger friends and introduce me to other book review blogs. Question for next week: Have you even wanted to live in a specific fictional universe?

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly hop hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)

I finally picked this book up again after a few months. And I am whacking myself for not reading this from start to finish in the first place.

Title: The Maze Runner (Maze Runner #1)
Author: James Dashner

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Waiting on Wednesdays #1: Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer (Elemental #3)

So this is a first WoW feature, and I'm not going to be brief. In fact I'm probably going to rant a little bit. Fangirl ranting of course.

Title: Spirit (Elemental #3)
Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Goodreads Synopsis:

With power comes enemies. Lots of them.

Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He’s learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can’t seem to afford any allies.

He’s up to his neck in hostiles. His grandfather, spoiling for a fight. The Merrick brothers, who think he ratted them out. Calla, the scheming psycho who wants to use him as bait.

Then there’s Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. She’s not hostile. She’s bold. Funny. Hot. But she’s got an agenda, too.

With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down. But finding out what means he’ll have to find someone he can trust…

Book Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Iron Fey #1)

This is an old series I think, well not that old. But Emily recommended it and kept bugging me to read it. And I finally made it through the first book. (Also I'm still reading Promised it'll be my next review)

Title: The Iron King (Iron Fey #1)
Author: Julia Kagawa

(the cover's really pretty)

Monday, 20 May 2013

Book Review: Prized (Birthmarked #2) by Caragh O'Brien

I've seriously been putting this off. It is time to finally face my fears.

Update: I seriously need to stop putting this off.

Title: Prized (Birthmarked #2)
Author: Caragh O'Brien

Sunday, 19 May 2013

TV Review: Doctor Who: The Name of the Doctor (Series 7 Episode 13-Season Finale)

I'm just sitting here in shock while chills run repeatedly through my body. I'll give it a while.

Update: Now I'm sitting here retching as the feels are getting to me as I'm scrolling down my Tumblr dash.

Update #2: My hands are trembling.

Update #3: My stomach is tight but I think I'm calm enough to start writing this review.

Title: The Name of the Doctor
Writer: Steven Moffat (finally)

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Movie Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness

YES I WATCHED IT. And I've been putting this review off.

Title: Star Trek: Inro Darkness
Director: J. J. Abrams
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch

Friday, 17 May 2013

Feature and Follow Friday Hop #1

Hi! So This is the first time I'm participating in this hop! It took me ages to sort out all the links nonsense but here it is!

This week's features: 
Bookish Confections and Picture Me Reading
                      Picture Me Reading


Q: School is out! What is your favorite Summer Reading book?

Well, that doesn't really apply to me, living on the other end of the world nexto the equator. But right now school's slack so I'm planning to read the Iron Fey series and finish off the Birthmarked series by Caragh O'Brien. Other books I'm going to read are The Seven Realms series and The Maze Runner. I hope to tear through enough books this holiday, despite being trapped in melbourne for a while and in the local university for another while...

Linky below the cut

Thursday, 16 May 2013

TV Review: Supernatural-Sacrifice (Season 8 Episode 23 Season Finale)`


Title: Sacrifice

Freak Out Fangirl Feature #1: Movie Recommendations

Okay! So this is my first ever FOF, in which all objectivity goes out the window! I'm a movie fanatic, and since someone wanted a movie recommendation list, here you go! :D

(I made that gif myself be grateful)

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Movie Review: Les Misérables

So this review was requested by someone who loved the movie, and great, because I loved it too :D

Title: Les Misérables
Based on the book by: Victor Hugo
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russel Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

Book Review: Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien

Okay so after reading Unwind by Neal Shusterman, all the dystopias pale in comparison. But this was interesting.

Title: Birthmarked (Birthmarked Book #1)
Author: Caragh O'Brien

Monday, 13 May 2013

Book Review: Unravel Me by Tahareh Mafi (Shatter Me #2)

So I gave the first book a bad review, but I think this one was better.

Title: Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)
Author: Tahareh Mafi

Sunday, 12 May 2013

TV Review: Doctor Who: Nightmare in Silver (Series 7 Episode 12)

Despite loving the previous episode for fangirl reasons, I'm starting to notice the declining quality of the story arcs for Moffat's Doctor Who.

Title: Nightmare in Silver

Saturday, 11 May 2013

TV Review: Vampire Diaries-The Walking Dead (Season 4 Episode 22)

Wow so the season is ending soon and ...god. This episode. I'm trying out a new format on advice from a more successful blogger than me.

Title: The Walking Dead

Thursday, 9 May 2013

TV Review: Supernatural Season 8 Episode 22-Clip Show

I didn't review the last episode because I couldn't think of much to say... But I have some opinions on this one.

Title: Clip Show


Digging around in the Men of Letters' files, they discover what could be a key to the third trial. Reunited with Cas, Dean is extremely untrusting. But Metatron has other plans for Castiel. Meanwhile, familiar faces return as Crowley digs into the brothers' past.


Oh my god. So this episode brought back a ton of familiar faces from the first season. *nostalgia*

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When Dean was young and Sammy healthy
I dreamed that John was still alive
I dreamed that the boys were somewhat happy

Yet the demons come at night
With the gravelly voice of Crowley
As he finds their deepest fears
And he brings them to real life

And still I dream for Sam and Dean
That they will conquer all the trials
Yet there are dreams that cannot be
Their friends are dying, it is hell

I had a dream for San and Dean
So different from this hell they're living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed

Okay. Okay. I'm sorry. But the tragedy of this episode especially. 
Down to business.

This is spoilery. This is pretty much my equivalent of Jenna Marbles' drunk explanations video. 

In this episode we see a lot more development from Metatron (they finally answered the question of why didn't he just tell them what he wrote on the tablets already) and the plans he has for heaven, from an outsider's point of view. I think the perspective from outside heaven is great. 

We also get a great deal of Castiel and Dean. I'm trying to be objective here, so I won't mention Destiel.  We see a scene of Cas going into a store for supplies, and we see him buy everything he's ever seen Dean use--Candy, beer, beef jerky, porn magazines (yes) and he literally yanked the cashier's collar to demand for pie. I teared up a little. Dean was incredibly hard on Cas in this episode, and Sam jumps to Cas's defense. I think that was a great point there, since Sam's the one who seems to understand Cas's position. 

And we get that great nostalgia when Crowley reads the Supernatural books and goes on a killing spree to stop the brothers from closing the gates of hell. He starts all the way from episode 2, the Wendigo, and the episode kicks off by killing Tommy, the guy they saved. There was some character development in his few-minute appearance that I thought was great. Then we see a couple other victims,, finally going to Sarah. And there goes to prove the theory that everyone who was Sam's love interest dies. I mean seriously, wasn't she like one of the only ones who didn't die. And look at her ultimate fate. But I do think Crowley made an important point there about how the brother's keep going is by convincing themselves that they're helped these people. They also brought up the excellent point of why nobody ever reads the Supernatural books to find ut about the Winchester brothers. I mean seriously. 

Okay I'm sounding vaguely drunk now, so I'll just give my rating. 

Grade: A. This is going somewhere big. Nostalgia galore and Destiel (I'm talking as a bromance. I'm being objective)

Monday, 6 May 2013

Saturday, 4 May 2013

TV Review: Doctor Who--The Crimson Horror

Oh my GOD.

Title: The Crimson Horror
Writer: Mark Gatiss


Madam Vastra and Jenny get caught up in a case of people disappearing--and never coming back. The only clue are the dead who come out--and they die with their entire body turned red. They all enter the home of the mysterious Mrs Gillyflower, a leading expert in chemistry. Jenny enters undercover...and discovers the Doctor, with his skin dyed red and unable to move, in a cell. They must save Clara and stop Mrs Gillyflower before it's too late.


Well, I generally don't like Mark Gatiss' episodes (no offense to him), but this was okay. The idea of centering it around Vastra, Jenny and Strax is hilarious, and the setting and style of this episode is different from the other episodes of the season. And it makes me happy.

The villain, Mrs Gillyflower and her disabled daughter Ada make a fine duo, with the pure evil and the misguided soul making for an interesting conflict at the end. The acting was well done, too. I loved all that. 

I love Vastra Jenny and Strax. The dynamics of that little group bring an interesting and entertaining lightheartedness to this episode and is a nice breath of air after the complete depressing-ness of the last few episodes. And Jenny is a complete badass in that scene where she's beating up all the brainwashed people. 

We finally get to return to the "Who is Clara Oswald?" plotline. *squeeee* Because Jenny, Vastra and Strax were the ones who first met the Victorian Clara that sent Doctor on his hunt. And the end... Not only was it a perfect layout for the next episode, but it was also the thing I've always wanted. *spoiler* I mean, I always thought it was a bit odd that no one ever found pictures of these people from the past and pointed it out and confronted them. Now i just..... *scream* *end spoiler*

Okay the rest of this is spoilers so just skip to the grade at the end if you haven't watched.

What I didn't like about this episode was the motive of Mrs Gillyflower. She seemed to think that the end of the world was coming and that spurred her plans to find all those people and try to kill everyone else, but I don't see what could have pushed her over the edge like that. It was never explained. I just didn't get it. And I also didn't understand her blatant disregard for her daughter's wellbeing. And Mr Sweet. Don't get me started. There was all this buildup to who he was, but it was kind of obvious from the start and got more and more obvious as the plot progressed, and "he" was never really a part of the plot or anything so I though it was redundant.

Grade: A- Perfectly fine episode, Jenny, Vastra and Strax should have their own show, great setup for the next episode. 

Book Review: Unwind by Neal Shusterman

This book blew me away. And yes, I know my review for the new Supernatural episode is overdue, but all in good time.

Title: Unwind (Unwind trilogy #1)
Author: Neal Shusterman

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Book Review: Fyre by Angie Sage (Septimus Heap #7)

Okay, I've been a fan of this series for ages, so it's a bit hard for me to be objective here...

Title: Fyre (Septimus Heap #7)
Author: Angie Sage

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Book Review: Pretty Girl Thirteen by Liz Coley

I'm sleep deprived here. Because of this book....

Title: Pretty Girl Thirteen (Also Pretty Girl 13)
Author: Liz Coley