Anna & The French Kiss- Review

Title: Anna & The French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Release Date: December 2nd, 2010
Rating: 8/10

I have been wanting to read this book for a long time, as I’ve heard so many good things about it and it sure didn’t disappoint me! It was cute and cheesy- similar to The Geography of You and Me (but the storyline is totally different).

It is about a girl called Anna who is forced by her parents to attend university in France, there she meets St. Clair and soon she falls in love with him. St. Clair and Anna become really close friends but then are faced with obstacles which tests their relationship. I totally recommend this book if you are looking for a book similar to The Geography of You & Me- cute, romantic and contemporary.

*DO NOT READ ON SPOILERS DO NOT READ ON SPOILERS*
I really loved learning about the French culture. The first time St Clair took Anna out to France was so cute. When he took her to point zero and told her to make it wish, it was so cute.

I was so frustrated whenever Elle came into the scene- she was so annoying. Lets not forget to mention Toph- who was probably the most annoying out of all of the characters, he left Anna for her best friend. That annoyed me so much!

The ending where they said sorry to each other on top of the Notre Dame was so cute!

I really want to read her other books- Lola and the Boy Next Door and Isla and The Happy Ever After. I can’t wait to start them!

Book News- 26/10/14

It’s nearly Halloween and there has been a bunch of new stories on Book News. Some include, a new Harry Potter story and an exciting cover reveal.

Fortunately for the The Mortal Instruments new information about the upcoming TV Show has been released! All the episodes will be one hour long. The show will start from City of Bones. Bob Shayne and Michael Lynne will be executive producers of the show and the production will start in 2015. Unfortunately there has been no news about the cast.

There has also been two new snippets of the Mockingjay Part 1 movie, which you can check out on the official Mockingjay Twitter! The track list for the soundtrack has also been released and in total there are going to be 14 songs. It will be released on Nov 17
Soundtrack:
Meltdown- Stromae ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & Haim
Dead Air- CHVRCHES
Scream My Name- Tove Lo
Kingdom- Charli XCX ft. Simon Le Bon
Track 5- Various Artists
Lost Souls- Raury
Yellow Flicker beat- Lorde
The Leap- Tinashe
Plan the Escape- Bat for Lashes
Original Beast- Grace Jones
Flicker- Kanye West Rework- Lorde
Animal- XOV
This is Not a Game- The Chemical Brothers ft. Miguel
Ladder Song- Lorde

JK Rowling has recently released the title and synopsis of her new short story (1700 words) which will be released on 31 October. It will be about Professor Umbridge’s past life. It will be so interesting to read- it will be published on Pottermore.

And for the cover reveal…
the heir

The official cover of Kiera Cass’s fourth book in the Selection Series. It will be released on May the 5th 2015!

That’s all this week on Book News!

The Geography of You & Me- Review

Title: The Geography of You & Me
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date: April 15th 2014
Rating: 8/10

So this is the latest contemporary novel written by Jennifer E. Smith. I personally believe that it is better than This is What Happy Looks Like, probably because of the writing as I do not like reading in present tense. It was a really cute love story, like a modern fairy tale with a twist of fate. It’s about a girl called Lucy and a boy named Owen who meet in an elevator during a power shortage in New York. Even though they’ve just met they feel a connection to each other but Lucy has to move half across the world which puts their relationship at risk. I totally recommend this book if you are looking for a cute, romantic book!

*SPOILERS DO NOT CONTINUE IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK*

This book was a really cute cheesy book which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was nice to watch Owen and Lucy slow grow closer through emails and postcards.

I liked how Jennifer E. Smith chucked in Paisley and Liam to add friction between Owen and Lucy. Throughout the book you also get to learn a little bit about the culture of the European countries.

The whole postcard thing going on between Owen and Lucy was so cute. The ending was cheesy but it was good- sitting on top of rooftops over looking New York.

It was cheesy but it was refreshing, because I’ve been reading so many books with twists and turns, it was nice reading a novel with a cheesy ending.

I really want to read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight which is another contemporary written by Jennifer E.Smith!

Book News- 18/10/2014

Book News for all you guys!! It’s been a pretty eventful week! Stay tuned for reviews on my recently read books!

So earlier this week, MTV released chapter two of The Retribution of Mara Dyer. You can read it here: http://www.mtv.com/news/1959489/exclusive-retribution-of-mara-dyer-chapter/ I love this series and really can’t wait for the next book. This chapter is definitely spine-chilling.

On October the 12th, it was Josh Hutcherson’s birthday!! Talking about the Hunger Games Cast. A snippet of the upcoming movie, Mockingjay Part 1, was released. It was named “Return to District 12”. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6srDbQqlss I love Yellow Flicker Beat and I really enjoyed the way they used the song in this video. There is also going to be an app called “Panem Rising” coming out next month. We don’t have much information about it but it is going to be a game.

My True Love Gave To Me came out on October the 14th. I still need to go buy it- but I am so excited!

If you didn’t know The Mortal Instruments will be made into a TV Show because that way according to the new director, Martin Moszkowicz, they can explore the world in more depth. I have mixed feelings about this, I don’t want it turn out like the Mortal Instruments Movie. Many are wondering about the cast- will they re-cast or keep the old actors and actresses? I want them to have a new cast because that way they can start afresh and I didn’t really like Jamie C. Bower as Jace.

The Mortal Instruments Novella, The Shadow Hunter Academy will be released in EBook Format similar to the Bane Chronicles- a short story every month.
Here is the plan Cassandra Clare has released:
Feb. 17 2015
Welcome to the Shadowhunter Academy
Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

March 17 2015
The Lost Herondale
Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman

April 21 2015
The Whitechapel Fiend
Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson

May 19 2015
Nothing but Shadows
Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

June 16 2015
The Evil We Love
Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman

July 21 2015
Pale Kings and Princes
Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman

Aug. 18 2015
Bitter of Tongue
Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

Sept. 15 2015
The Fiery Trial
Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

Oct. 20 2015
Born to Endless Night
Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

Nov. 17 2015
Angels Twice Descending
Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman

It will have all  the old characters and Simon. I am so excited for this book.

That’s all this week! Stay tuned for more posts coming up!!

Blood of Olympus review

Title: Blood of Olympus
Author: Rick Riodan
Release Date: 7th Oct, 2014
Rating: 8.5/10

Review on the one and only, Blood of Olympus!! This book was amazing and I was so lucky to receive it two days earlier. It is not as good as Mark of Athena, but it was a stunning ending to a great series! I was really upset that this was the last book of a childhood series and I felt nostalgic throughout the whole book. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do!

*SPOILER ALERT- REVIEW DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS*

I do have a few rants about this book. First of all, there were no chapters at all with Percy nor Annabeth’s perspective. This is the last book of a popular series and I think most people would of enjoyed it if it had two of the most popular character’s perspective. Not only that, but Rick put Jason’s perspective and he is my least favorite character. The first chapter starts with him complaining about how old he feels. Well, you know what Jason suck it up princess. Out of all of the character’s perspective I enjoyed Piper’s the most. I enjoyed the idea of putting in Nico’s and Reyna’s perspective, as we got to find out more about them. I also have one small little problem, the book was WAY TOO SHORT! I honestly thought it was going to be a long book but then the book finished 50 pages before the end because of Staff of Serapis and the Glossary.

Now onto the pros, the book may not have had a lot of percabeth moments but the when they did creep up they were so cute. The ending when they were planning their future and the cute kissing scene just before Gaia wakes. Percy was much more clumsier in this book which I enjoyed, such as, the whole nose blood incident. Annabeth was so sassy and was it just me or was she more dependant on others. It really annoyed me because I looked up to Annabeth all my life. I loved the quote “That was the dumbest risk I’ve ever seen someone take and I date a dumb risk taker”. That was so cute!

I loved the ending, except for the fact that Leo “died” and I started hysterically crying when Piper and Jason was recalling the memories of Leo on the rooftop. I was glad that he made it to Oggyia and ended up with Calypso. It made me so happy to see that one of my favorite book series ended with Leo and Calypso riding off on Festus, happy the dragon. It was a perfect fairy tale ending!

I will forever keep this book in my heart- it may be the last wait for a Percy Jackson book, it may be the last time I read about Annabeth and Percy, it may be the last Percy Jackson book I ever will own. But I promise to always remember my childhood book of my generation!

To Be Read!!!- 10/10/2014

Here are many books I really want to read:

1. Ugly Love- Colleen Hover
I have had this book recommended to me a myriad of times. It’s a contemporary about a girl named Tate who meets a pilot called Miles. It seems really good and I really want to read it!

2. Covenant Series- Jennifer L Armentrout
Many said that this is one of her best series and I loved lux. I hope to read more of her books in her future- because I love her style of writing! This book is about mythology and romance. The first book is called half-blood.

3. Shatter Me- Tahereh Mafi
This book is a pretty popular book, and has had many good reviews. That is why I am reading it! It’s about a girl called Julliete! It’s seems really interesting

4. The Darkest Minds- Alexandra Bracken
This is not as popular- however their is still publicity around this book! It is a dystopian and I haven’t read a dystopian in quite a long time. So, it will be a new change!

5. Across the Universe- Beth Revis
Another Romance and Dystopian! I’ve heard from a friend that it is really slow but I’ve heard really good and positive opinions about this novel. I have it sitting on my desk right now!!

6. These Broken Stars- Amie Kaufen and Megan Spooner
The first book in the Starbound series. It is yet another dystopian! It is also a romance!

7. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight- Jennifer E Smith
This is apparently Jennifer E. Smith’s best novel. I enjoyed The Geography of You and Me- Stay tuned for review. I read the first chapter and it is a really easy read!

This is my To Be Read list right now! Thanks guys! By the way, I will be writing reviews to books I’ve already read in one post and I will be writing reviews to new books seperately. I am currently reading Looking for Alaska and then I’ll read Throne of Glass.

Book News- 10/102014

Book News:

First of all, Blood of Olympus, The Young Elites and Black Ice! All came out!! And stay tuned for Oct 14th because My True Love Gave To Me comes out. This book is a collection of holiday stories from our favorite contemporary authors, which include Rainbow Rowell, Gayle Forman and Stephanie Perkins! Yay!! On October 28th, Atlantia by Ally Condie comes out!!

It’s confirmed the last movie of The Maze Runner Trilogy, The Death Cure, will not be split into two parts. Finally, the first movie finale in a million years which has not been split into two parts!

There has been a lot of hype about JK Rowling’s tweets, which seem to be hinting to a new Harry Potter book. However, nothing has been confirmed- so do not get your hopes up!

There has also been a new snippet for Ruby Circle! Ahhh! So excited for this book- because Rose Hathaway is back!!!
Rose was braced beside Sydney, ready to pounce. The two of them made a striking combo, one dark and one golden, both utterly beautiful in the face of this danger. They were beautiful in their deadliness,”

There has also been a lot of hype about Rick Riodan’s next book, Magnus Chase and The Gods of Astrid. I have a theory that Magnus Chase is Annabeth’s cousin as Annabeth has once mentioned about a cousin who lives with his uncle and in the synopsis for Magnus Chase and The Gods of Astrid, it states that Magnus Chase lives with his uncle. I may be wrong but it seems like a pretty valid reason.

There will also be a sequel to Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods called The Greek Heroes!!

That’s all stay tuned next week for more Book News!

Lux Saga Review- 9/10

This book is one of my favorite series and I will never get sick of it! I am so excited for the movie. If you like action, romance, sass and extremely hot fictional boys this book is definitely the one for you! I was always laughing! There are aliens but trust me it is a great book that is exactly like a roller coaster. I did not want this amazing series to end! All the characters are so loveable! I rate this book a 9/10 and I do not rate most of my books at this high standard! Review- This review WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS, so from now on if you are planning on reading this series do not read on. Obsidian: This book hooked me in from the beginning. When Katy and Daemon had their first conversation, I  knew immediately that I was going to love this series. The last scene where Daemon healed Katy was definitely one of my favorites and I also loved the scene where Daemon was the blog model and of course, the lake scene. One of the funniest scenes was when they had to work out in order to get rid off the glow around Katy. Onyx- I loved every attempt Daemon tried, in order to make Katy be his Girlfriend! I loved the cookie scene in the beginning! I despised Blake and Daemon was being so protective- it was so cute! When Dawson came back, it was so intense! Opal- This book had so many Katy and Daemon scenes. I hated the cliff hanger! I was surprised to find out that Will was evil. I felt sorry for Dee and how she despised Katy because of Adam’s death. Origin: This is one of my favorites out of the whole series. It was awesome when Daemon saved Katy. I loved the whole twist with the origin babies. Archer was so clueless. The Las Vegas Wedding was very cute. I loved the whole intense fighting scene at the end, I didn’t see the deaths scenes coming. And yet again there was another cliffhanger. Opposition- The last book in a great series- This book was great, there were so many pop references in this book. My favorite has to be: “We could really use the Avengers right now, screw that we need Loki,” I loved the whole Arum thing, where the ruler played a prank on Daemon and Katy. I burst out laughing. The ending was so cute; Brittany and Dawson’s child, the happy ending with Katy and Daemon and Dee and Archer! If you haven’t already, check out the extra epilogue Jennifer L. Armentrout posted. She truly is a good author and I really admire her work!

Book News- 4/10/2014

Hello Everybody!

Its been a pretty exciting week! Make sure you have pre ordered Blood of Olympus, Black Ice and The Young Elites because they come out this week!! Guess what?

Blood of Olympus has come out early in some countries and it came out a week ago in Philippines! I will post my review a week after it comes out- so you guys can avoid spoilers!

Obsidian is being turned into a movie!! It was one of the most requested movie adaptations! Who do you fancast to be Daemon and Katy? They better get good actors and a very hot Daemon!

Casting roles for Scorch Trials have been released! Roza Salazar will be Brenda, Espito will play Jorge and Jacob Lofland will play Aris.

There is also a new snippet for The Dark Artifices!
“Emma —“

“I’m calling.” Emma lunged for her phone.

“No!” Julian said, forcefully enough to stop her. “You know we can’t tell anyone. About Mark —“

“You’re not going to bleed to death in a car for Mark!”  

“No,” he said, looking at her. His eyes were eerily green-blue, the only bright color in the dark interior of the car. “You’re going to fix me.”

So that’s all this week! Stay tuned for next week’s edition of Book News!

Book News- 9/27/2014

Hey Guys! How was your week? So this week on Book News, there have been quite a few exciting things:

Rick Riodan released the title of his Norse Mythology book which is coming out next year. It is called Magnus Chase and the Gods of Astrid. Yes, it is a mix Magnus Bane and Annabeth Chase. The name has caused much speculation for the new book, however RIck Riodan has not confirmed or denied anything. He did say that the last name “Chase” was not a coincidence. I am so excited, Magnus may be related to Annabeth.

Don’t forget to pre-order Blood of Olympus, which comes out in 10 days!!!! Yay!!

Emma Watson made a speech this weekend at UN about feminism. She launched a campaign about feminism. Some people say it was the most powerful speech.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-iFl4qhBsE

Also, James Dashner said that he will be writing a prequel to The Maze Runner series. It will be called The Fever Code.

I’ll keep you updated next week on the latested book news! Stay tuned for my Divergent review. I am currently reading The Maze Runner!

And Stay With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout came out! Go check it out! And her other new book Wicked comes out in 12 days!

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