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September Wrap Up + Swag September!

September 28, 2014

Hey Guys!

I have a lot to put in this post :D So bear with me.

September Wrap Up!
So, I had a fairly successful month to be honest. To see my TBR, click here!

This month I have finished;
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins- 4.3/5 Stars
-Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas- 4.8/5 Stars
-Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell 4/5 Stars
-The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I am also reading a Of Mice And Men because I did frog Tom Sawyer, the language was way too hard to grasp. Of Mice and Men is a little bit easier, but not very much x


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Cinder by Marissa Meyer | Review - Let's Review Monday #2

September 08, 2014


Cinder by Marissa Meyer


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cinder, by Marissa Meyer.

*Sighs*

WHY DIDN'T I PICK THIS UP BEFORE???!!!

I honestly really enjoyed this book, I will definitely continue on with this series! This book has excellent world building, really detailed characters...
..description was on point...

Cinder is a past highly-raved about Sci-fi, futuristic fantasy romance, it is the first book in a four part series/quartet of fairy tale retellings called the Lunar Chronicles. I bet which one you can guess Cinder is, that's right, Cinderella!

Over 100 years have passed, many things are different and far more futuristic. There is world peace. There are hover cars. The are androids, and cyborgs. People live on the moon.

Cinder is a 16 year old cyborg on Earth, part of the eastern Commonwealth, a.k.a Asia. Cyborgs are sort of disabled people or amputees which due to new medicinal innovations have metal limbs that work exactly the same as regular body parts, as well as that, her brain is a search engine, connected to the internet and she can search anything up in her mind. She pretty much has access to any online database mentally. She is also a fantastic mechanic, one of the best in New Beijing, where she lives. Another thing about her is that she is adopted, when she was eleven, a man called Garan adopted her in Europe, where he subsequently died after transforming her to cyborg. She was shipped to New Beijing, where her widowed stepmother Adri and 2 stepsisters Pearl and Peony awaited her arrival. Cinder 's best friend is Iko, an android (so a real robot) who helps her out at her market stall. Her sister Peony is also fairly nice to her, unlike the rest of her family. She has been treated horribly by her family, sent to work very long hours every day in the market, and is the main breadwinner. The rest of her family is unemployed and depend on her to get money.

However, cyborgs are the sort of minority and every month there is a draw, where a cyborg is taken away and used for the curing of letumosis, the lethal plague that is killing everyone, very quickly.

I personally felt that the story line was fairly predictable and was a little upset/annoyed that there weren't that many twists in the story line. It was, like a motorway, just going straight, approaching the predictable. I wish it was like a mountain cycle path, with like, err, bumps and twists and turns.

The way the plague scared so many people was so interesting. Someone could say the word 'plague' in a crowded place and people would turn and step away at the same time. That is how freaked people were. I really felt shocked how quickly people died, I felt it was like 3-4 days, then boom, gravestone.

My favourite character was probably the Queen. I liked how mysterious she was and the fact she didn't seem like a very power hungry person that she was perceived to be, and how quickly she could transfix something or someone or a group of people. In my head I imagine she looks like Maleficent, only minus the horns. I feel that her character matches the 'beauty' of her.

To me the relationship between Cinder and the Prince is pretty cringe, she is fairly awkward and I just don't really like it that much. Because this is marked on stars, I would probably give this a 4.8 stars out of 5.0.

I still really loved this book! I very much loved pretty much everything about it so that is my review, I very much hope you enjoyed reading it, for I especially did like writing it. I will hopefully be reviewing the rest of the series soon.
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DIY Handmade Notebooks- D.I.Y. Friday #1

September 05, 2014

Hey Guys,

I hope you guys checked out my video on Wednesday... :D. I am sorry I forget to post the link though, but I know a few of you did watch it.
Anyways, I did have to re-upload the footage today because it wasn't very... perfected. The audio had a couple of problems which Youtube was a pain to edit out so instead I just decided to delete the malfunctioning video and upload an updated version. So if you were one of the people who liked and commented on that video then I do owe you an apology and a Thank you.
So,
Sorry... and Thank you. :D

This intro is taking long, sorry about that, I just needed to clear that up.
Let's get on with the D.I.Y.


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September TBR

September 02, 2014


Hey Guys!

Welcome to my September TBR (To be Read). I have never done one of these, as you guys probably know, but whatever, there are first times for everything. 
I want to read 5 books this month. However I am probably going to read more because I may get some Back To School book assignments, but for the most part I will be reading these 5 books, and if I choose to do a Wrap up at the end of this month, then I will definitely tell you about any other books I read. Also, it is possibly one of these books will make it into my LRM (Let's Review Mondays) so therefore keep an eye out!

1. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell!
Eleanor and Park is the first book I will be reading this month. It is about two high school students who both are fairly different and are also in some ways outcasts, their names are Eleanor and Park. Eleanor is the new girl, and with her bright red hair and unique fashion sense she sticks out and Park is this half Asian comic book reader with a punk rock edge. 
This book documents the feelings of first love.

2. Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain!
Tom Sawyer is a classic about a troublesome boy, I am not very interested in classics, but it was something my school recommended to me so I wanted to give it a go. I had a try in August but the jargon was far too much for me so I gave up about two pages in. I will try this time!

3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
I was reading Mockingjay earlier on this summer, before I went on holiday, however I had to return the copy I was reading so I decided to reborrow (is that a word, reborrow?) it and continue to read although I will probably have to restart. I am so excited for the film!

4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Same with Mockingjay. Had a copy on my Kobo, right now it is in for repairs. :(

5. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
So many Booktubers rave about this! I really want to try it out, going to try and go into it blind because I haven't actually read anything yet, not even the blurb!

So that was today's post, check out tomorrow for a video xx

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MILA 2.0 Review- Let's Review Monday's #1

September 01, 2014

So,
I haven't posted a good old book review in a while, I have no idea why! That is why I have decided that a Book Review would be my first Let's Review Monday (LRM). As much as I still love writing about beauty, lifestyle, and the rest of the package, I feel I have lost touch with Book Blogging. However, I feel that watching the Booktube community has helped me create a renewed sense of love for reading. 

Writing this is completely confusing for me; sorry if it doesn't make sense! Let's just get into the book review before you all unsubscribe, shall we...

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