Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi|Book Discussion

Ignite me is the 3rd book in the Shatter Me series. Without getting into spoilers, I want to say that this book was the best out of the series in my opinion and if you haven’t read it, you really should.

If you want to know my thoughts on shatter me and unravel me the links will be below!

Shatter Me Book Discussion

Unravel Me Book Discussion

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If you haven’t read the book don’t read any more

Spoilers Coming

Thoughts (!!SPOILERS!!):

I felt that Juliette finally got herself together in this book. In the previous books, she was a mess and wouldn’t eat her food and acted really stupid.

I LOVED the scenes with Warner are absolutely great. In this book there is a lot of time with warned and it was so good. Juliette and Warner’s relationship really developed and got serious in this book. In the beginning of the book, he opens his heart to Juliette and I was just begging for Juliette to admit that she loved him too.

Although, I didn’t enjoy Adam in this book. In this book, we kind of saw the bitterness and the hate inside him. He treated Juliette like absolute crap and It was really weaird. Even though I didn’t mind that much because I wanted her to end up with Warner.

Oh my god I loved when Warner mocked Juliette and they teased each other. I really showed that they were getting to know each other and it was really cute. My favorite scene in the hole book was that heavy kiss between Juliette and Warner. I love when they wake up together and it was so good.

We got into Warner’s mom. She can’t touch herself, and nobody else can touch her. Then it’s revealed that the reason he was reaching Juliette to find a cure.Although, it didn’t work because she died. But I’m confused on how these powers are developed.

I want to talk about Juliette and Kenji. I loved their relationship. I love that she calls him her best friend and he calls her “J”. In my Shatter Me book discussion, I talked about how it lacked comedic appeal. I feel that that really picked up in this book. I laughed very often within their relationship. I loved that he questioned her on Juliette’s relationship with Warner. I loved the part when Kenji tells a joke, and Warner laughed out loud!

Oh my god and Warner giggles. I loved the lighthearted parts of the books, like when Juliette says she has never taken a bath. Then Warner just gets out of bed and starts a bath for her.

I love the way Juliette handled the break up with Adam at Warner’s house . She didn’t downplay anything and she was very real about the situation.

I love the part when  James first talks to Warner. James asks if he loves Juliette. Then Warner asks him the same thing. James just says “of course not she’s like 100 years older than me.” Oh my god. I’m literally dying.

Warner finally finds out that he has two brothers. Warner was so sweet when he was saying that he wanted to spend for time with them and I really would’ve enjoyed to see the brothers bonding more.

I love that Juliette can touch people now and everyone was hugging her and shaking her hand.

i was very satisfied with the end. Although, I wish I had an epilogue to see what is happening now. I know that this may not have happened, but I would have loved if there was an epilogue that it was all happy at the end and they had children and took over the world together.

Although, I enjoyed it so much and I loved it.

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi|Book discussion

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I read this book so fast and I loved it. There is a novella that goes in between Shatter me and Unravel me. I will have a separate review for each novellas, but I recommend reading the novellas before Unravel Me.I will link my Shatter Me Book Discussion here.

I really can’t say anything else about this book series without spoiling it, so leave now if you haven’t read it!

spoilers coming

Thoughts (!SPOILERS!):

Firstly, I want to talk about Juliette in the book. She is put in an environment where there are people just like her and trying to interact with her. I thought it was silly that she didn’t even try to make friends and prove that she isn’t as dangerous as she sounds. She chose to be sheltered by Adam and I don’t think that it was a very smart decision.

I want to talk about Warner. When I first heard of Warner, I thought that he was a straight-up villain. But, now I don’t think he is. He built a wall for himself, which I really saw crumble just the tiniest bit in this book. I really enjoyed this character development in this book. In the first book, they made him seem as if he had no heart and no soul. In this book, a softer side of him was shown and a more humane side of him came out. It was revealed that He was broken down like his dad. His dad is much an asshole in this book. Once his dad finds out he is falling in love, he immediately tries to kill Juliette.

I, personally, love Juliette and Warner together. I feel that their relationship wasn’t forced at all. Not that I hate Adam, I just feel like his relationship with Juliette wears him down and is more forced on us as readers. Juliette can’t seem to be independent around Adam and he feels like she needs protection. I feel like Warner allows her to be independent and take risks and use her power.

The part when Kenji gave Juliette a big speech is great. He basically said that she isn’t the only one here that is sad and upset and she needs to get over herself. I really liked that scene because it was just what she needed to hear.

I loved the scene when Warner and Juliette are talking and Warner brings up Shakespeare. I feel like that scene was like two normal people getting to know each other. They talked about her writing and they made each other laugh and it was really sweet.

The scene when Anderson shows up and is an absolute idiot was one of the best scenes. Juliette loses it and shoots him in both of his legs and it was great! Then a curveball comes at me and we find out that Warner and Adam are brothers.

Warner tells Juliette to call him Aaron because that it was his actual name and I absolutely loved it. I hated the part when she said Adam when they got all hot and heavy. It broke my heart because Aaron (Warner) was spilling his heart out to her and she didn’t even care.

Juliette was shot in the chest. I loved the part when they were laying in bed together and it was so sweet.

I’m so excited for the next book! Let me know what you thought about this book…

 

 

How Internet Affected my Reading

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I feel that having an internet platform is really great. I love being able to discuss what books I love and tracking my reading. Although, there are pros and cons.

One of the pros is Goodreads. Goodreads is such an amazing website for book lovers. You can track your reading and comment on other peoples updates. There are so many great things about goodreads. I love seeing people interacting strictly on books and it’s so magical.

Although, with goodreads causes pressure. People sometimes don’t think that I’m reading too slow and that really disturbs me. I like being able to read at my own pace without anyone judging me. Also, I’ve seen people commenting things that aren’t book related. I really hate this because it is supposed to be a welcoming environment and should keep it that way. Although, that can be easily fixed.

Another pro would be the influence that other people have on my reading. I absolutely love that everyone shares their favorite books and it really influences me to pick certain books up that I never would have picked up.

I also love that I have been able to interact with so many different people with different reading tastes than me. I like to hear how they interpret a certain books and reason why they loved or hated a book. It’s really great to be able to hear different perspective on my favorite books so I can get more out of it.

As you know if you have been following me, I love reviewing books.Although, when people know I’m reading something they expect a review for it. Although, this kind of unsettles me. I don’t like making expectations for posts that I may not deliver and that is a lot of pressure.

Let me know how reading has changed you!

 

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi|Book Discussion

I recently read Shatter Me. I finished this book on March 9th, 2017.

Synopses:

This book is basically about a girl who has powers and when she touches someone, they die. The last time she touched someone, they locked her up for being a killer.Although, the government “rescues” her from this prison for her to become their special weapon for war because their society is falling apart.(love story goes on.)

Initial Thoughts (non-spoiler):

I felt that the writing style was really unique. It was rally poetic and also I liked all the crossed out parts. It was in Juliette’s (main characters) point of view. I really flew through this book once I got into it and I couldn’t put it down. I really enjoyed all of the relationships between the characters. I liked the sibling relationship between Adam and James because it kind of reminded me of the Prim-Katniss relationship.I enjoyed both of the male interests, even though I prefer Warner more than Adam. Overall I really enjoyed this book. I would recommend you read it.

Don’t read on if you haven’t read the book!

spoilers coming

Thoughts (Spoilers):

I want to talk about the characters. I felt that Adam and Juliette had an instalove feel to their relationship. I think they kind of rushed and they went from just meeting to confessing their love for each other. There was a really hot shower scene where he’s touching her and she’s never felt that feeling before and I enjoyed those scenes but it seemed fast and unrealistic. I thought it was so strange that Adam and Warner are the only one’s who can touch Juliette. I actually really enjoyed Warner. I know that everyone who reads this first book HATES Warner. I am really interested into his background and I think he is fascinated. I LOVED James. I loved the relationship between Adam and James because I have a sibling and I really liked their banter. Although, I feel like this book is lacking comic relief. I guess Kenji was kind of funny, but he never really lightened the mood. Also, it was really bizarre that he would constantly flirt with Juliette. I felt that Juliette began to get annoying and repetitive. I honestly hope that Juliette and Warner have a chance to have a relationship. I know that is the most unpopular opinion that I’ve ever said!

Those were just a few of my thoughts on this book. Let me know what you think of Shatter Me!

 

About My Writing.

I have been hinting the past few months that I might want to start share my writing. A lot of my writing is very personal and I’m very sensitive about it. Although, I thought that I’d say a few things about my writing.

I want to talk more about how I got into writing.

The Beginning:

  When I was 12, I fell in love with reading. I read Cassandra Clare and J.K Rowling’s books for the first time and I just ate it up. Then in 7th grade, we began to read and having to annotate in our books. Then I started to personally write when I had extreme anxiety attacks and had lots of pressure on me. I felt like it was so easy to just write and escape and it was really therapeutic for me.

After that, I started writing short stories and took a class about creative writing at a college in the summer. That class really sparked my creativity and passion for writing.

Now:

My writing has really evolved from what it was. My vocabulary has really grown and the genres that I write have really changed.

I write many genres when I write. Sometimes, I just write for me. I will do diary entries and talk about how I’m feeling, just to relieve stress. Although, I have done a lot of free verse poetry and have been into blackout poetry. When I write short stories, I lean toward the genre of fantasy and dystopian more than I do contemporary.

I hope to continue to grow with my writing and maybe eventually share it.

 

Friday Reads: 3/3/17

I plan to read this weekend since I don’t have much to do.

I am planning to hopefully finish Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver because I am about half way through it and I’m really enjoying it.

Also, I may be able to start Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi if I have time.

Let me know what you are reading this weekend!

All books goodreads page is linked on the cover.

XO

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The Book Sacrifice Tag

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This is a tag originally on Booktube and was created by Ariel Bissett.

Here is the original Video:

 

I have decided to do the book sacrifice tag:

1) An Over-Hyped book: Let’s start this off with a Zombie Apocalypse! Let’s say you’re in a book store, just browsing, when BAM! ZOMBIE ATTACK. An announcement comes over the PA System saying that the military has discovered that the zombies’ only weakness is over-hyped books. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you really hated do you start chucking at the zombies knowing that it will count as an over-hyped book and successfully wipe them out?!

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Everyone is constantly ranting and raving about how much this book affected them and how good it was. So I read it and I was so disappointed. 
2) A Sequel: Let’s say you’ve just left the salon with a SMASHING new haircut and BOOM: Torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?

Insurgent by Veronica Roth. I felt that Divergent was a strong book but Insurgent went downhill quickly.
3) A Classic: Let’s say you’re in a lecture and your English teacher is going on and on about how this classic changed the world, how it revolutionized literature and you get so sick of it that you chuck the classic right at his face because you know what? This classic is stupid and it’s worth detention just to show everyone how you feel! What Classic did you chuck?

The Odyssey by Homer. Everyone seems to love this book and I can’t stand it.
4) Your least favourite book of life!: Let’s say that you’re hanging out at the library when BAM global warming explodes and the world outside becomes a frozen wasteland. You’re trapped and your only chance for survival is to burn a book. What is the book you first run to, your least favourite book of all life, what book do you not fully regret lighting?

Court of Fives by Kate Elliot. I read this in 2016 and I thought the characters were unrelateable and the plot was rushed.

 

 

 

The 30-Day Reading Challenge: Announcement

I was inspired by sarawithoutanh to do something called the 30-day reading challenge.It’s basically when you physically read everyday. I really loved this idea and decided to do it this MARCH.

Here is the video Sarah posted:

 

Iam so excited to do this! I sometimes get so busy with school and there are days or even weeks that I literally do no reading and I want to change that.

I hope you choose to join with me!

Have a blessed day and keep reading.

January Wrap Up 2017

  • Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1) by Elizabeth Wein

 

  • Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

 

  • Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neil Shusterman

 

  • Confessions: The Paris Mysteries by James Patterson

 

  • Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

 

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K Rowling

 

  • The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles,#2) by Mary E. Pearson

 

  • Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark,#1) by Veronica Roth