A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) REVIEW

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By: Claudia Gray

Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.

**This review is non-spoiler!**

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My Christmas Haul!

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Hello fellow bookworms! It’s the end of the year, and Christmas has passed us. I got some pretty awesome stuff for Christmas, so I decided to share these gifts with y’all. I only received one book, so it’s not a book haul, just a Christmas haul. Enjoy 🙂


From My Sister:


I got some awesome stuff from my sister. She’s really creative when it comes to giving me gifts whether it’s for Christmas or my birthday. Here’s what she got me:

SHE ADOPTED A BOWTRUCKLE FOR ME! Not just that, though. She made the Bowtruckle herself. And she printed a Certificate of Adoption as well. She also bought me one of the books I’ve been dying to get my hands on, The Case of Beasts. Not just that, though. She got me a Gilmore Girls shirt that speaks to me on a spiritual level (and I’m also wearing it right now, it’s so comfortable!)


From My Parents:


  • The first present from my parents that I opened was this ginormous box that I thought must’ve been a TV. It was so big there’s literally nothing else it could’ve been. And guess what? I. Was. Right. I got a 49″ 4k Ultra HD LG TV (or something like that). It’s not just any TV, though. This TV has built-in apps such as Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, and Amazon Video. I’ve been laying in bed at night enjoying my Netflix before I go to sleep. I’ve been watching Daredevil season 2 on Netflix (only two episodes so far, I’m taking it slow), as well as Death Note (although I’m only about 4 episodes in). Let me just say that I love it.
  • The other present that I got from my parents was a new comforter for my bed. I didn’t really think I needed one, but then I put the new one on my bed and it’s so much better than my older one. Plus, the old comforter was for a king-size bed I believe, and I have a queen, so it fits my bed nicely. I’ll provide a picture with my trusty sidekick, Gina, testing enjoying the new comforter below. (And yes, that’s a huge stuffed bear in the corner, his name is Flour).

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From My Grandparents:


  • So, firstly, from my Dad’s mom I got a really pretty dress, leg warmers, and a cute headband. I can’t wait for the opportunity for me to wear this ensemble, and I would show y’all a picture, but honestly, I’m too lazy to go all the way upstairs to my room to take a picture.

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So this picture is glitching for some stupid reason, but I got some really warm socks, and a scarf that is beyond soft from my Grandparents.


From My Cousin and Aunt:


  • From my Cousin and Aunt I got loads of Harry Potter socks. There’s a pair for each house, as well as the Hogwarts emblem and the letters HP for Harry Potter. Those are just regular ankle socks, and then I got socks about the length of the socks I got from my Grandparents, and it has Harry’s face on them. I also got a red Harry Potter golden snitch shirt that is so cute and has a faded look to it.

From My Stocking:


  • In my stocking, I got loads of candy, of course, such as Pocky and Hello Panda from my sister because she knows how much I love them. As well as a few things from my sister like a Supernatural magnet (in the picture below), and a Harry Potter pen. From my Grandparents I got a little stuffed Elephant on a key-chain (in the picture below).

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I hope that you guys enjoyed this haul! I’m sorry it’s not really book-related but I thought I’d share some of the things I got with you guys. I’m curious to know what some of y’all got for Christmas as well, so if you’d like to share, leave a comment!

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T5W: Characters I’d Invite to My New Year’s Eve Party

It’s Wednesday! This means it’s time for Top 5 Wednesday, a weekly meme created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey and now hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out and join the Goodreads group here.

This week’s topic (and the last topic for the year!) is characters that I’d invite to my New Year’s Eve party. This is a bit tough, as I never do anything to celebrate the New Year, except setting resolutions, but aside from that, I go to sleep quite early and then that’s it. I’m not the party person either, but I’ll do this nonetheless. These are the characters that I think would be fun to hang out with for New Years.


5. Prince Kai from The Lunar Chronicles

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4. Fred and George Weasley from Harry Potter

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Does this even need an explanation? Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series are twins who cause all sorts of mischief and are, ultimately, the life of the party. They’re essential when it comes to characters on my New Years Eve party.

3. Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games

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No matter what, Effie always puts on a smile and she adds a bit of pizzazz to everything she does. I’d not only invite her to my New Years Eve bash, I’d let her decorate the joint.

2. Raffaele from The Young Elites

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He’s a charmer and is able to start up conversation with anybody. If the party dies down and nobody seems to be enjoying themselves, Raffaele will surely brighten up everybody’s mood, using his charm and easy-going feel to start the party up again.

1. Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments

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He’s a flirt and he has magic. Plus, he loves glitter. Him and Effie would have a wonderful time decorating for the party.


What’re your picks? Who would you invite to your NYE party? Let me know in the comments below!

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The Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag

Hello peoples! I’m back with a tag that I was tagged in about two weeks ago by Bookfandom1001. Let’s just jump right on in!


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GREED: What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?

Any book that I’ve won in a Giveaway would be the most inexpensive book, but This is Where it Ends was my first ever book that I’ve won in a Giveaway, so it’ll be the answer for the most inexpensive book. The Walking Dead Compendium One however…. that was around $60. I’m not even remotely joking, guys! I was out on a B&N shopping spree with my Dad and he basically just followed me around the store as I picked out the books I wanted to buy. He pointed out The Walking Dead Compendium One and offered to buy it for me, since we both love the show and I’ve been wanting to read the graphic novels, I picked it up and we headed to the check-out. I didn’t know how expensive this book was until looking at the receipt when I made it home. Let’s just say that I ordered from Amazon when I bought the second compendium (it was like 40% off listing price!)

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WRATH: What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
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I think that a lot of people have the same relationship with Cassandra Clare, the author of The Mortal Instruments series. Clare has been sued for plagiarism and ultimately, her books sometimes have a lot of similarities to Fan-Fiction. That’s not necessarily a bad thing (the Fan-Fiction thing), since everybody starts somewhere, but I don’t know, sometimes I love her world that she’s created as well as her writing, while other times I just roll my eyes with annoyance.

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GLUTTONY: What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?
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I’m not one of those people who re-read books (I’ve only re-read two books ever, and those are the first two Harry Potter books), but I can see The Outsiders as one of those books that I find myself re-reading on a boring day inside or on a long flight somewhere. It’s small and short and can easily be taken with me anywhere I go, plus the characters and story are so raw and amazing that I don’t think I could ever get tired of re-visiting them.

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SLOTH: What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?

I have good reasoning behind this one. These books are both SO. LONG. Seriously, though! It’s not like I don’t think they’ll be good, but they’re both behemoths. Just thinking of trying to tackle these novels makes me want to curl up in a ball and contemplate what my life might become if I get stuck within the pages of those books, forever lost in the endless pages. I may be over-reacting, but I’ll get to them when the right time comes. And when that time arrives, I have no doubt in my mind that I’ll love these books.

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PRIDE: What book do you talk about in order to sound like an intellectual reader?

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Well I’m not one of those people that talks about a certain book in order to sound like an intellectual reader, but it always seems to impress people whenever I tell people that I’ve read To Kill a Mockingbird and enjoyed it. They usually assume that it was required reading for school, but I answer truthfully by saying that I chose to read it out of my own free will, which impresses them. I guess it’s because usually teenagers nowadays only read classic American literature if it’s for a school assignment, yet I do it for fun.

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LUST: What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters?

I’m nerdy so I find it attractive whenever a character makes a lot of references to nerd culture that only a true nerd would understand and appreciate. I also like a character who is intellectual without trying to be smarter than anybody else.

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ENVY: What book would you like to receive as a gift?

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Well I already received one book that was on my list for Christmas (I won’t tell until I post my Christmas haul), so I’ll go with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition. Note how I wrote Philosopher’s and not Sorcerer’s.


I don’t tag anybody in particular. Yes, I know, I’m boring. If you decide that you’d like to do this tag, just leave a link in the comments to your post so I can check it out!

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The Jingle Bell Tag

Happy Eve of Christmas Eve! Is that a thing? If not, it certainly is now. Today is the day of last minute shopping and hastily wrapping gifts for the people you had no idea what to get things for. Today is the calm before the storm. Yes, calm, unless you’ve been out in the real world (AKA: Hell at this time of year). To celebrate this, I’ve decided to do another Christmas-y tag! I wasn’t specifically tagged to do this, but it was an open invitation so I decided ‘why not?’. Since this will probably be my last post on this blog before Christmas. Unless I finish my Aristotle and Dante review sometime today or find some free time tomorrow or Christmas day. You never know!

So I saw Kat over at Life and Other Disasters do this tag and decided to do it myself. Let’s jump right into it!


“All I Want For Christmas Is You…”

What book do you want to see under the Christmas Tree?

Er… any book would be nice. I never get books as gifts which is very strange because that’s the one of the things you could get me and I’m guaranteed to like it, unless it’s a book I already own. I’ll just put a few books I would go absolutely crazy over if I unwrapped it on Christmas morning.I’m limiting myself to only four books because this could get very long.

“Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time…”

What book that you have read this year have you enjoyed the most?

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I’m not saying that this is my favorite book I read this year (since it’s full of pictures and is just a fun read) but I enjoyed it probably the most because it was just so fun to read and made me laugh so hard so many times. Dan and Phil really put their personalities into this book, just like they do with their videos.


“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…”

Which book has the most festive look to it?

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With this one I chose a book that isn’t a holiday book because then that would be kind of unfair. Christmas does happen in this book, but only briefly and it’s not part of the main story-line. I own the movie tie-in cover (I know! Shame!) so that one isn’t very Christmas-y, but the shade of red and the white font makes this version have a Christmas-y feel to it.


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What book unleashes your inner child?

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This book was a runner-up for the last question, but I decided to put it here. This book made me want to join Bailey as we explore the wondrous Night Circus. I loved this book so much because it made me feel like a kid again (I’m technically still a kid, but I mean like age 5 or 6).

The Grinch

Your favorite villain…

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I absolutely hate Delphini Riddle (is that her proper surname?) from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and I hate The Grinch as well so it fits. It’s not love to hate, it’s hate as in ‘I wish this character never existed’. The Grinch gave me nightmares, I’m not even joking and I seriously don’t understand why it’s a classic.And Delphini shouldn’t even exist considering ((SPOILER)) Voldemort was conceived under the influence of a love potion, meaning he doesn’t have the ability to love. And the idea of Voldemort having a child is something that is borne only in Fan-Fictions.

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Name your favorite TWO couples…

ONLY two? Wow, this is brutal. Uh… I’m just going to pick two couples that are actually canon from books. Here they are:

Ron and Hermione and Alec and Magnus are definitely my book OTPs. They’re both just so perfect for one another.


What book would you like to give as a present to your followers?

Ergh! I have to choose only one? Gosh this is difficult. I’ll have to go with a favorite of mine, and that would have to be An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.

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I don’t tag anybody specific, but if you’d like to do this tag, feel free to do it. Leave a link to your post so that I’ll be able to check it out, or just ping-back to me and I’ll see that you did it. I hope that all of you are enjoying the holiday season! Happy Holidays!

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T5W: Fictional Items You’d Give as Gifts

It’s Wednesday! Er… well, actually it’s Thursday, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do this week’s T5W topic! This means it’s time for Top 5 Wednesday, a weekly meme created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey and now hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out and join the Goodreads group here.

This week’s topic is fictional items that I’d give as gifts. There are so many, I have no idea how I am going to compile a list of only five. I’ll limit myself to one Harry Potter item and no items from Television or movies. I’ll probably end up with an honorable mentions section. Now, let’s get gifting!


5. Riptide from Percy Jackson

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Who wouldn’t want a pen that can turn into a sword?

4. Time Turner from Harry Potter

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There are so many different items in the Harry Potter universe that I would love to either give or receive as a gift, but ultimately I ended up picking the Time Turner. Not only does it send you back in time, but it’s also fashionable in an old, antique-y way.

3. A Stele from The Mortal Instruments

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How cool would it be to be able to write runes on yourself to get powers such as stealth and agility? It’d definitely be an awesome gift.

2. The Firebird from A Thousand Pieces of You

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The Firebird from A Thousand Pieces of You is a device that gives the wearer the ability to jump through different dimensions. Yeah, cool right? Only give this to somebody who has no evil bone in their body whatsoever.

1. Khopesh from The Kane Chronicles

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A Khopesh is a real weapon, however, in The Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordon, the Khopesh that Carter Kane uses has magical abilities. The khopesh seems to be magically enhanced in hardness as in the books the blade has displayed unnatural hardness. It can be used in casting spells. Also if stabbed in the ground the user can create a shielding spell in the form of a blue barrier of light.


Honorable Mentions:


The Invisibility Cloak from Harry Potter

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The Marauder’s Map from Harry Potter

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The One Ring from Lord of the Rings

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Dragon Egg (or just a Dragon) from A Song of Ice and Fire

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So that was my list of fictional items that would make the perfect gift. A lot of them are pretty dangerous actually, and would make the gift-receiver very powerful, but whatever. It’s Christmas, they won’t wreck havoc until after the holiday season, so you can sip your eggnog in peace until after the New Years.

What are some fictional items that you think would make the perfect gift? Let me know in the comments or leave a link to your T5W post for me to check out!

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Stranger Things: Season 1, Episode 1- Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers REVIEW

***There will be spoilers for this episode in this review!***

By the title you’ll see that this review will be on the first episode of the 2016 Netflix hit series Stranger Things. Before you ask, this was my first time watching it, and I went in knowing almost nothing about it. All I knew was that it was about a kid who went missing, namely, taken. Then I knew about this Eleven girl with telekinetic powers and then bikes and a group of young boys in the 80’s. I also knew about this monster-thingy called the Demigorden (yikes I know I spelled that wrong). Demogorgon, okay I looked it up. And something about it coming out of a couch and then Christmas lights. That’s literally all I know so I went into the series pretty blind. I like doing that so the experience was already 10x better then if I had known more about the series going in.

Everybody was raving about this series, and I’ll admit it got quite annoying hearing about it literally everywhere I went on the internet. I had already had the series on my Netflix list before all of this hype was built, I just hadn’t gotten around to watching it yet. And then I decided that I might as well wait until all the hype goes down until I watch the show myself. Plus, now that I waited this long, I won’t have as long of a wait for the next season as other people who watched the series months ago will. Now, let’s get to my thoughts.

The episode starts out with a man in a lab coat running down a hallway. The lights are flickering and all you can hear is his heavy breathing as he (basically) awaits his own death. My initial thought was an experiment gone wrong, since he’s in a lab coat he must be a scientist of sorts. And then he gets attacked and my heart quickens pace because I had turned the volume up to hear the dying man’s breathing. Netflix, I swear, you do this on purpose to us. First with Daredevil and now this. Basically I spent a good deal of the episode playing with the volume button because in Netflix shows, people talk lowly and the music blasts. But that’s what jump-scares are made out of right?

After that little incident with the man in the lab coat, we’re taken to our little group of 10-year old friends. And they’re playing what looks like Dungeons & Dragons. I myself have never played this game, but boy does it look fun. I’m just happy they’re nerds. I cannot for the life of me remember the other kid’s names except for Will and Mike so I won’t even try. So Will, Mike, and the other to kids are playing Dungeons & Dragons in Mike’s basement and then they talk about a Demogorgon thing and I knew things were about to go wrong. Will rolls the dice but before they’re able to see what he rolled, Mike’s mom pops up and tells him that his friends need to start heading home.

And so they get on their 80’s bikes – much like The Goonie’s – and head off to their respected homes. Before Will leaves, though, he tells Mike that he found the dice and he had rolled a 7, meaning the Demogorgon got him. If you had seen my face at that moment I would’ve looked like a white bed sheet. On his way home, Will falls off his bike and down a hill and ends up in this cabin-thingy (sorry I wasn’t looking at the screen at this exact point so I don’t remember it exactly). Will is in this cabin/shed and then something comes to the door and attacks him.

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I can’t remember the exact order of events after that, so excuse me if this review is a bit scattered. The next morning, Will’s mother notices that he’s not in his bed, and then asks his brother if he had come home the night before. The brother says that he wasn’t home the night before because he had taken an extra shift at work. The mother then calls Mike’s mother, asking if Will had stayed the night over, but she replied by saying he hadn’t. Will’s brother then suggests that he could already be at school. Flash-forward to school where Mike and the other two friends I can’t remember the names of have arrived and are also wondering where Will is. They then assume he had gotten there early and was already inside the building.

Later that day, Will’s mom is at the police station talking to the Sheriff about her missing son. I forgot what he said, but she begged him to look for him and he agrees. Around this time in the episode, Eleven appears. She is walking on the street in a hospital gown and makes her way into a diner kitchen, where she sees a bowl of french fries. She eats them reluctantly at first and then starts stuffing her face. That’s when the diner owner sees her and runs after her. He catches her and then once the diner is closed, he makes a burger for her. She eats it, obviously hungry, but is still silent. The diner owner notices the number 011 on her arm and asks what that is. He then asks what her name is and she responds with Eleven. The man makes a phone call and while he’s doing that, Eleven gets annoyed by the sound of the fan at the other side of the room so she focuses hard and the fan stops moving. Telekinetic powers revealed!

At Will’s house, his mother and brother are at this point terrified by what must’ve happened to him and are putting together signs saying ‘Have you seen me?’. While doing so, they look through old pictures and have a momentary cry-fest. They blame themselves for Will getting lost/taken and then the phone rings. Will’s mom answers and she hears deep breathing and then she realizes it’s Will so she starts screaming out his name. Then, before his brother is able to make it to the phone, the phone shocks his mother, causing her to drop the phone. I think that the Demogorgon has some sort of power that involves electricity because there was that thing with the lights and the scientist, and now this. Plus, whenever the Sheriff is looking in the cabin/shed where I believe is where Will was taken, the lights all went out.

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Now, back to Eleven. Somebody knocks on the diner’s door and the diner owner answers. Apparently he had called Social Services and so he lets her in. Eleven watches as the woman tranquilizes the diner owner, so she runs out to the back, where there are 2 more guys waiting for her with guns. The screen cuts off and shows the woman. A sound is heard and then she ventures into the back where she finds the men on the floor and no girl.

At dinner in Mike’s house, there’s a little fight between Mike and his sister about her boyfriend before she leaves the table, and Mike follows suit. Mike is talking to his two friends through bulky walky-talkies about going out for a Will-search that night. So Mike sneaks out and gets on his bike. As he does so, he sees his sister’s boyfriend (I forgot his name too… Pete? Nah, I don’t think that’s right) sneaking up the house and into her room. He shakes his head and then continues on his quest to save his friend. Meanwhile, in his sister’s room, her boyfriend is helping her study and she’s getting all of the questions right. Then there’s a little make-out session and before they go farther, she stops him (thank God, finally a teenage girl with a brain!) and they continue studying.

Mike and his friends are biking along the road where Will’s lone bike was found earlier that day and then go on foot through the woods, where it starts raining. The kid with the missing teeth and curly hair complains about the weather, saying they should go back. Mike says that he’s not leaving and so they continue on. Then, in the rain they see none other than Eleven herself, shivering in the rain, still in her hospital gown. Dun. Dun. DUN. And that’s the end of the first episode.

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So this review was more of a recap, I feel like, but oh well. I really enjoyed this first episode and I knew I would love this show because I’ve heard it being described as a love letter to the sci-fi movies of the 80’s and I am a huge fan of movies such as The Goonies and Back to the Future so there is no way this show could go wrong. I’m loving the characters so far and the way the story unfolds before your eyes. There are only 8 episodes in this series so far so I’m going to pace myself while watching this because I would like to write more lengthy reviews such as this for all of the episodes as I watch them, and that’s difficult to do if I binge the series.

In the next episode I’m expecting more investigations of Will’s disappearance and a lot of information regarding Eleven and who she is. I have a theory that she’s the Sheriff’s ‘dead’ daughter. And I believe that Eleven was captured by the government because of her abilities and made it look like she was dead, and then she escaped? Maybe the Demogorgon attacking that scientist had something to do with her and her escape. I don’t know, but I do know that it’ll be exciting. This will definitely be a 5/5.

Don’t forget to share your thoughts on this episode and my review in the comments. Just no spoilers for future episodes please! I want to be left in the dark until I watch it.

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The Crown (The Selection #5) REVIEW

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By: Kiera Cass

When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone.

Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined.

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T5W: Series That Got Worse with Each Book/Season

It’s Wednesday! This means it’s time for Top 5 Wednesday, a weekly meme created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey and now hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out and join the Goodreads group here.

This week’s topic is book or TV series that got worse with each book or season. I’m excited for this topic, especially since I can use TV shows freely, because let me tell you, there are a lot of them. Now let’s get started!


5. Arrow

I think that all of you that have seen Arrow on The CW can agree with me on this one. Arrow was at it’s prime in seasons 1 and 2, but it started going downhill in season 3 and completely sucked in season 4. I haven’t seen any of season 5 yet so I don’t know if Arrow has redeemed itself or not, but I doubt it. To be honest, Arrow was never a show I was crazily looking forward to watching, but it was nice to watch every once in a while. It’s gotten boring and every character (especially Felicity who I used to love) is now annoying me. I don’t know… I guess I just prefer The Flash. And even that show has it’s problems.

4. The 5th Wave Series

5thwave-seriesIt’s no secret that I absolutely hate the second book in this series. I haven’t even read the last book yet, but I’ve heard equally awful things about that book as well. This series started as unique and different than most other YA books, but then a love triangle ensued and Yancey messed up his own beautiful creation with The Infinite Sea. I know that I’ll be holding off on reading the last novel in this series, The Last Star, for a while because  I just think there are loads of books out there that are a better use of my time.

3. The Caster Chronicles

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I haven’t finished this series either (I only have the last book left so I will most likely finish it in 2017) but the books consistently got worse as the series progressed. Not everything in this series is bad, just the entire plot and characters and how absolutely nothing happens in these behemoths called books. The only thing that I liked about this series was the fact that the authors do know how to write and are quite good at it, which is why I will probably pick up some of their other books that have nothing to do with this series.

 2. Heroes

I don’t have words for this series. No positive words, at least. Well… the first season was bearable. But aside from that, this series was never as great as it it honestly could’ve been. There was so much potential for this series, but overall, it should’ve just never been made in the first place. From the characters to the effects to the story-lines and writing, this show was a hot mess that wasn’t sure how to clean itself up. And don’t even get me started on how many times I wanted to throw Claire off a building.

1. Divergent Series

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This series screams inconsistency. The first novel Divergent was amazing but Insurgent quickly went downhill and I couldn’t even make it halfway through Allegiant. Allegiant was actually my first ever DNF book. I never DNF books, so that shows just how awful that book was. I was never obsessed with the Divergent series like other people seemed to be, it was just kind of there, and I found it way too similar to The Hunger Games in a bad way.

Not only did the story-line become absolute rubbish (I use British words when I’m passionate about something, deal with it) by about mid-way through the second book, but Roth’s writing also got thrown into the bin. I swear, I wanted to set fire to these books. Not just the books though, but the characters. Especially Tris because she is so vastly annoying I can’t even describe how bloody much I hated her. Not just that but I was never able to tell the difference between any of the characters at any point in the story. The names were all so common and the characters were all so forgettable I don’t even know if Roth was just not able to write different characters or was too lazy to do anything with the characters she created. And before this turns into a rant, I just want to say how obvious what was going to happen at the end of Allegiant since there were dual point of views (and Tris and Four’s POVs were written exactly the same!) One of my biggest book pet peeves, if you haven’t been able to tell by now, is an author not being able to write their own characters correctly.


Okay so I just had to vent a bit about Divergent since I haven’t done that on my blog yet (or at least I don’t think I have…) but what are some of the book or TV series that have gotten worse as the series progressed? Leave a comment letting me know or with a link to your post!

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