Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy Holiday

Hi there,
I hope you all are having a good holiday or enjoying the end of December. I'm just giving an update to mention that while I am on holidays, I am spending time with my loved ones. This means that there is not as much time to read, I hope to begin reading more starting soon.

Thank you for your time and enjoy the last of 2014
Sidny xoxo

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Title: Insurgent
Author: Veronica Roth
Series/Novel: Divergent Series (Book #2)
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Fiction
Pages: 525
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year Published: 2012
First Line: “I wake with his name in my mouth.”

“One choice can transform you- or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves- and herself- while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in time of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable- and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.”

My Rating: 4.5/5

Hi there! Fancy meet you here…. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Today I will be reviewing Insurgent by Veronica Roth. This is the second instalment in the Divergent series. This book follows Tris through her run through a world that is falling apart. After being a confirmed Divergent she is on the run of her life.
I won’t go into to much detail as I don’t want to spoil this book for anyone who hasn’t read it (but if you have Spoiler is usually posted below).
I was impressed by this book. I usually enjoy the first book and feel like the second one takes a major hit, but this one was surprisingly good. I still liked this one, although not quite as much as the first one.
The characters in this book were far more complex, and as a reader, we get to learn more about their past and the way their factioned system is set up. I enjoyed that we got to learn more about how the world that they live in is set up, it makes the whole thing more realistic. And the ending is amazing. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book, and am contemplating switching the order of books in the TBR pile to allow me to do so.


Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Spoiler: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Ok this is the area where I can really get into the details of this book. As I mentioned previously, I think that this book was a pretty good follow up to the first book, and only diminished slightly. I think that Veronica Roth did an excellent job of expanding on the world that she created in the first book and showing readers how the factions were set up. We especially got to see this as Tris is on the run so much she visits all the factions in the city. Speaking of expanding on things lets discuss characters…

♥Tris: Tris has changed as a character. While she has grown up, she is also a lot more thoughtful about who she trusts. I’d almost say she has become sceptical. And in reality who would blame her. You are in the middle of a raging war with so many options of who to trust and shown few leads as to who is trustworthy (other than Jeanine). I was impressed that she went against Tobias, and at first I was upset with her about it, but in the end, I couldn’t blame her. How could you not go after something your parents had thought important enough to die for? Hopefully she is not to harshly tried for her crimes and can escape to the outside world, who knows if it will be any better out there though.

♥Tobias: At first, in this instalment in the series I found that Tobias was more loving than ever, but at points in the end I thought he was a bit cold. I understand that he was upset that Beatrice/Tris had decided to side with his father, but in the end he seemed to understand why. Especially when the information they found was so important and life altering. I do wish that he did trust Tris more, but perhaps with time that will be capable.

Jeanine: She is an interesting person that’s for certain. I suppose in her way of thinking, she was really protecting the factions and that’s also probably why so many Divergent went missing, because too many Divergent meant it was time to open the flood gates. I find it interesting that no one took much of an interest previously to what was outside of the gate. Would you not be slightly interested? I was relieved when she died, but also shocked that she died the way she did.

♥Caleb: Ok so what is his deal? Is he really with the Erudite or factionless or someone else? It’s hard to keep up with his decisions. I hope that he hasn’t chosen to stay inside the gates at all costs. I thought he would be smarter than that, but perhaps he is just as brainwashed as those under simulation. Oh my goodness….. WHAT IF HE’S UNDER SIMULATION!?!? (so now that you understand the inner working of my brain whilst reading…)

Marcus: I’m not sure whether or not his is trust worthy yet. I want to say just because of the way he treated Tobias, but perhaps I’m wrong. He might be working towards saving the world, who knows at this point?!

♥Evelyn: I know that I don’t like her. She is just as bad as Jeanine. I understand why she is fighting with the factionless, but did she know about the outside gates and was going to use the factionless to get the information erased?? So many thoughts….

Christina: I still like her. And although she lost Will, I think that her friendship with Tris has changed. Part of her must hate Tris, but another part must think that Tris is someone worth fighting for as she has proven throughout the book. Especially at the end.

Moments to Remember
♥Pg. 399
 “‘I’ll be your family now,’ he says.
‘I love you,’ I say.”

♥Pg. 426
“‘Let me get this straight. So you left the Dauntless compound to get ready for war… and took your makeup bag with you?’
 ‘Yep. Figured it would be harder for anyone to shoot me if they saw how devastatingly attractive I was,’ she says, arching an eyebrow.”

♥Pg. 463
“I step toward the Candor. Maybe they aren’t programmed to shoot. I stare into the glazed eyes of a woman in a white blouse and black slacks. She looks like she just came from work. I take another step.
 Bang. By instinct I drop to the ground, covering my head with my arms, and scramble backward, toward Fernando’s shoes. He helps me to my feet.
 ‘How about let’s not do that?’ he says.’”

♥Final Line: “Then the shouting begins.”

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Book Review: 40 Things I Want to Tell You by Alice Kuipers

Title: 40 Things I Want To Tell You
Author: Alice Kuipers
Series/Novel: Novel
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 283
Publisher: HarperTrophyCanada
Year Published: 2012
First Line: “‘There’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you.’ I leaned back in my desk chair, resting the phone between my cheek and my ear, and doodled on the pad of paper by my computer.”

“Top Tip:
Some secrets are too hard to keep
Amy (a.k.a. Bird) seems to have the perfect life: loving parents, a hot boyfriend, the best friend ever. She even writes an online advice column, full of Top Tips, to help other teens take control of their lives. But after a new guy shows up at school, Bird can’t seem to follow her own wisdom.
Pete is the consummate bad boy. He’s everything Bird is not: wild, unambitious and more than a little dangerous. Although she knows Pete’s trouble, Bird can’t stay away. And the more drawn she is to him, the more cracks are revealed in her relationship with Griffin, he doting boyfriend. All it takes is one mistake, one momentary loss of control, for her entire future to be blown away.”

My Rating: 2/5

Hi ladies and gents, long time no write. It’s been to long for my liking and I am finally able to find some time to do a review again. The book I’m reviewing today, 40 Things I Want To Tell You , follows the story of Amy or, as she’s referred to throughout most of the book, Birdy throughout her 6th form. It has some interesting aspects as Birdy also happens to be an online advice, but all in all I found this book to be extremely predictable. This book did not catch me off guard at all and in fact, it took me so long to finish as I was bored with it. The characters were not very well developed and the main character didn’t seem to be very competent. It was frustrating to see something so obvious as a reader and have to wait till the end of the book till Birdy finally realized what was going on.
One good thing I would like to mention about the book is that, it takes place in an interesting setting. I’ve never been to England and it was interesting to read with some other words and picture where Birdy lived, went to school, etc. That was an interesting aspect to this novel.

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Spoiler: 40 Things I Want To Tell You by Alice Kuipers

This novel was not at all what I expected. The first time I started to read this novel, I had a copy that was missing about 20 pages at the start. So the first time when read part of it I was confused and lost. I chalked all that up to the missing pages, but when I got a new book (Thanks Indigo!!!) I was sure it would be a good read. I did not enjoy it. I’m not trying to be a pessimist, but there isn’t barely anything I liked about this book. I thought that the characters were under developed and that the main character for lack of a better word was stupid. The other thing that I didn’t enjoy was the way time moved. It seemed either to be going by too slow or too quickly and I had trouble figuring which time of the year it was. The one positive thing I have to say about this book is that the setting was one which I hadn’t read about much before. I like to read about other places and explore them.

♥Birdy/ Amy: I think that she was a poor choice for the main character and she was not real enough for me to enjoy reading about. The choices she made throughout the entire book were poor and had me upset. I understand being 16 years old is not easy, but you can not simply be this stupid and still have test scores to get into Oxford, that’s unrealistic. She is the definition of book smart. I think if this character existed in real life, there is a high chance I would punch her in the face. I hope she will be a better mother.

♥Cleo: I would have loved learning more about Cleo. What kind of best friend is she? How did she cope with Amy’s incidents? I was not surprised when Cleo and Griffin ended up together, it seemed like they should have been all along, Amy was just far to blind to see (it even says this in the book, with different phrasing of course).

♥Griffin: He deserved honesty from the very start. Birdy had no excuse to treat him the way she did. In the end though, he deserved Cleo. They seemed like they would go well together. I felt horrible about his mother, but I do wonder what happened to her.

♥Pete: The fact that he was still in Amy’s life surprised me. Not because I think he is a bad guy, but because of the way she treated him. She slept with him and then treated him like shit. Yes, there should have been protection that’s a no brainer. But he still stood by her through most of what was going on. Good for him!

♥Amy’s Dad: I think that Amy’s father was going through a really tough time, but he was in denial until her pregnancy brought him back to earth. Hopefully he can forgive her.

♥Amy’s Mother: Good for you, for following your dreams lady, but could you not have discussed what happened with Amy’s Dad, I hope that in the long term they are both happy.

♥Moments to Remember♥
♥Final Line: “Number 40: LOVE IS WORTH THE RISK”

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Series/Novel: Divergent Series (Book #1)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Sci-fi
Pages: 487
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Year Published: 2011
First Line: “There is one mirror in my house.”

“One choice
Decides your friends
One choice
Defines your beliefs
One choice
Determines your loyalties- forever
One choice
Can transform you”

My Rating: 5/5

Let’s start with a summary. This book follows Beatrice/Tris through her test that will decide what life she will live. In a world that is very futuristic, there are 5 factions to live in. The factions define who you are as a person and what you value. I’ll leave it at that as I don’t want to spoil anything in the book review (spoiler below), but trust me it’s an interesting read.
This book has been on my TBR pile for quite sometime, and I finally got around to it. I’m very happy that I read this book because of how it ties in so many what ifs. It makes a reader question the future and what they believe in. That’s one of my favourite things about books like this. Not only are you transported to another world, but it makes you wonder what you would do in this world. Would you follow, or would you break free?
This book questions what followers are and helps you realize that we as humans each have our own values. It also made me question trust. Who I trust, why I trust them and what I trust them with was all put into question. I liked that, in a strange way. I liked that this book made me think.
I also feel for the characters and the scene that was painted was picture perfect in my mind. More details on that below.

Thank you for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Spoiler: Divergent by Veronic Roth

Divergent takes place in a futuristic society that is made up of 5 factions. Each faction believing that the past world ended for a different reason and so forth each faction has different values. This book made me question many things. Beginning with what are my values? What would I chose and where would I be in the world that Divergent offers? Where would I fall? Would I follow, or would I break free? Would I question my leaders, or do as I was told? All these thoughts occurred to me multiple times in the book and I enjoyed the fact that this book didn’t just take me on a journey, it made me think about who I am as a person.
Another part of this book that I truly enjoyed was the scene. The thought of a burnt out city with all the empty buildings and new faction areas was an interesting thing to imagine. Something that could be left to the reader to imagine mainly on their own with a little bit of guidance from the author.
Lastly, I enjoyed the characters. They were interesting, to say the least..

♥Tris: I think that transformation we see in Tris is remarkable. We see her go from struggling to be who she is, to being a full fledged Divergent. She takes no from no one and fights back when the odds are against her. Something that we as humans tend to love to watch/read. I can’t wait to read more about her. I’m super excited that she ended up with Tobias, but upset that she wasn’t able to make it out of the battle with her family intact.

♥Tobias: I love him, he seems like the kind of guy that I would just hate to love. He’s sweet and takes care of Tris, but also trusts that she is capable to take care of herself. I thought he was going to die for sure when he was the one in the control room. But luckily, he lived on. I can’t wait to see him in the next books and see where love and life on the run takes these two. I hope that he keeps his distance from Marcus, because I can’t see that going anywhere good.

Christina: I’m sure that Jeanine will use the fact that Tris killed will to make Christina continue to do some work. I can’t see her being on the Divergent side really. Not because she’s not a nice character, just because of the circumstances.

♥Will: Well there he is. The elephant in the room. Never thought that he would die. I never really thought much about him, just that it seemed so sweet that Christina and him had found each other.

♥Jeanine: This woman is pure evil. Her quest for power reminds me of Hitler in all honesty, and I know that’s not something that should be taken lightly, and I don’t. She is greedy and wants power and will do anything she can, including mind control and murder, to get it. I’m sure she will continue to be a villain throughout the series or at least into the next book. And I say, BRING IT!

Eric: This didn’t shock me at all. He seemed like the sly kind of guy who would help out the main villan.

♥Al: This caught me completely off guard. I knew that he liked Tris, but to kidnap her to make her feel weak and then commit suicide to ease your own guilt afterwards, that is purely cowardly. He would have never made it in Dauntless.

♥Peter: I can’t wait to see what will happen next with him. Maybe he’ll get shot in the face.

♥Beatrice’s Parents: I think that I will put them together, because together they made the ultimate sacrifice for their daughter. Her mother, who was also Divergent saved her the first time while her father gave his life in the final stand in the Dauntless building. They were incredible characters that I would love to know more about.

♥Caleb: I wonder what will happen next for him, as he chose to be factionless. Hopefully something good, but sadly, I doubt it.

Moments to Remember:
♥Pg. 205
“Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.”

♥Pg. 290
“’And your side?’ he asks, his voice low.
 ‘Only hurts when I breathe.’
He smiles. ‘Not much you can do about that.’
 ‘Peter would probably throw a party if I stopped breathing.’
 ‘Well,’ he says, ‘I would only go if there was cake.’”

♥Pg. 411
“’Moths,’ repeats Will. ‘You’re afraid of moths?’
 ‘Not just a cloud of moths,’ she says, ‘like… a swarm of them. Everywhere. All those wings and legs and…’ She shudders and shakes her head.
 ‘Terrifying,’ Will says with mock seriousness. ‘That’s my girl. Tough as cotton balls.’”

♥Final Line:
“I suppose that now, I must become more than either.”

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Update: on the past update

Hey guys,
Got a hold of someone from the publishing company of 40 Things I Want To Tell You. And managed to get a new copy of the book that includes the pages I was missing. I will be taking a break from this book though as I have already started Divergent and want to dedicate my time to it at this moment. For more information on what's coming up next, check out the side bar on your right.

A huge thanks to Carol at HarperCollins for your time and patience.

Thanks for reading,
Sidny xoxo

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


I had planned to have another review available for this week but unfortunatley the book that I am currently reading, 40 Things I Want To Tell You by Alice Kuipers  has a massive print error where it is missing about 30 pages from the beginning of the books so I will be skipping this book for now and be moving on to Divergent by Veronica Roth.
Hopefully the people at HarperCollins will get back to me as soon as possible, but until then have a great week and have something for you soon.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Book Review: The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

Title: The Goddess Inheritance
Author: Aimee Carter
Series/Novel: Goddess Test (Book #3)
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 283
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Year Published: 2013
First Line: “Throughout his eternal life, Walter had witnessed countless summers, but never one as endless as this.”

“Love or life
 Henry or their child
The end of her family or the end of the world.
Kate must choose.
During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can’t stop her- until Cronus offers a deal.
In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he’ll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.
With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything.
Even if it costs her eternity.”

My Rating: 3.5/5

This latest instalment in the Goddess Test series fallows Kate through becoming a woman, a war and many other life lessons. So many that it’s hard to believe it’s compacted into just over 280 pages. I think that this book was ok for me, but it wasn’t great. I thought that there would be so much more too it and it just kind of left me lacking. As well, this book was focused to much on Kate, who has changed as a character throughout the series. I understand that it is from Kate’s perspective, but after the past novel about some of the other gods and goddesses I was hoping that we would get a little more insight into their lives. This book did capture the ideas of good and evil in an interesting matter.
I would recommend this series to a younger group of teenagers probably around the ages of 16. It was just slightly to naïve for my taste.

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Spoiler: The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

This book focuses on what happens after Kate is kidnapped from Eden and the after events. These include: motherhood, a war, loss and the collision of good and evil.
This book let me down, honestly. I expected it to be so much more and it just left me wanting more. I don’t even know if I mean more as in the idea of wanting more at the end or rather just more from the characters throughout. The characters in this book changed in ways I never anticipated, or really wanted.
But here’s a happy thought, we get to see some more of Olympus in this book and from the sounds of it, it is incredibly beautiful. Somewhere we should all wanna be. So let’s go pass some tests guys.

♥Kate: Kate has really changed over the series, and not in a way that I enjoy. I think that the version of Kate in this book is really disappointing. One minute she’s standing up for what she believes and when she gets told no, she throws a tantrum like a 3 year old. It’s frustrating to read. Half of the time I was reading this book I was telling her to grow up and figure out what her life’s about. Crying wasn’t going to help anything. In the end, Kate really didn’t do all that much to help the war. And if you think about it, the war happened because of her. I hope that she gets over herself eventually and thinks about the big picture more. My main reason for saying this is when she talks to Walter about the lose of Ava she still has to bring up herself. Get over it, you’re friend just died! Urgh.
♥Ava: I don’t think that Ava would have betrayed Kate if Walter hadn’t made her do it. She was doing what she believed was right. She didn’t even really do that much to hinder Kate, yes she assisted Calliope in kidnapping, but Ava made sure that Milo was safe. I didn’t agree with how she did it, but she still did. In the end, I wasn’t really that hurt when Ava died. Mainly because the idea that she was evil was drilled into my head every other chapter. In the end though, Ava paid the ultimate sacrifice for those she loved. A truly brave thing to do.
♥Calliope: So this evil little Witch is dead. Finally. Why couldn’t Nicholas just make a weapon to kill a god/ goddess previously when Calliope started the problem? Hello?! I wasn’t really surprised with her taking Henry. I was surprised how crazy she got with Milo at the end, but I suppose she just wanted a real family.
♥Cronus: Someone’s gonna be mad at me for saying this, but I think that Kate could have worked with him and changed him. Especially if she didn’t have a son in the moment. I hope that she keeps up her promise to visit him. He needs to be shown warmth and affection.
♥Rhea: I think she is someone I would like to learn more about. She seems wise and ancient in a way that the gods aren’t. I was fascinated by how she portrayed herself to humans.
♥Henry: You are kinda sexist aren’t you buddy? Women are strong people and shouldn’t be messed with. If your wife wanted to fight you should have let her from the start. I just found in this book, that Henry wasn’t as romantic, rather than protecting Kate he just bossed her around. No thank you!
♥Walter: I think what has happened in his family will truly make him rethink how he treats his family members. One would hope so anyways.
James: This guy though. He’s the strongest out of them all. Even though he’s a trickster. I still like him, I’d like him better if he found his own woman instead of hitting on Kate all the time, but hey.

♥Moments to Remember♥
♥Pg. 100
“’Not exactly the best time to stop and give directions, is it?’ I said as he rejoined us. James shrugged.
 ‘Not exactly the best time to gather enough power to wipe out half of Africa either,’ he said, looking pointedly at Henry. They glared at each other. ‘Besides, giving directions is what I do. Among other things.’
 ‘Like rob banks,’ said Henry.
 ‘That was once.’ James shook his head…”

♥Pg. 191
“’You’re not the girl I met in Eden. She didn’t break down into tears every time something didn’t go her way.’
 ‘I’m not-‘ I started, but then another tear rolled down my face. ‘My family’s gone. No one’s letting me help, and every time I try, I screw things up even worse.’
 He threaded his fingers through mine. ‘Since when did you ever need anyone’s permission?’”

♥Final Line: “Always.”

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Book Review: #16ThingsIThoughtWereTrue by Janet Gurtler

Title: #16ThingsIThoughtWereTrue
Author: Janet Gurtler
Series/Novel: Novel
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 278
Publisher: Source Books, Inc
Year Published: 2014
First Line: “1. Working in an amusement park should be amusing. #16thingsithoughtweretrue”

Heart attacks happen to other people #thingsithoughtweretrue
When Morgan’s mom gets sick, it’s hard not to panic. Without her mother, she would have no one- until she finds out the dad who walked out on her as a baby isn’t as far away as she thought…
Adam is a stuck-up, uptight jerk #thingsithoughtweretrue
Now that they have a summer job together, Morgan’s getting to know the real adam, and he’s actually pretty sweet… in a nerdy-hot kind of way. He even offers to go with her to find her dad. Road trip, anyone?
5,000 Twitter followers are all the friends I need #thingsithoughtweretrue
With Adam in the back seat, a hyper chatterbox named Amy behind the wheel, and plenty of junk food to fuel their trip, Morgan feels ready for anything. She’s not expecting a flat tire, a missed ferry, a fake girlfriend… and that these two people she barely knew before the summer started will become the people she can’t imagine living without.”

My Rating: 3.5/5

So I finally finished a book! Yay! This book was ok, but not what I thought it would be. It did show how obsessed the world has become with things on the internet. I’ve never been a huge fan of Twitter, but I can definitely see the point of this book.
This book follows Morgan’s journey through life after embarrassing moments that found their way to the internet. As well how she finds her father.
Now, I’m not saying this book is bad, I’m saying it was ok. I just feel that it could be so much more. I didn’t feel very close to the characters. As well, the story just didn’t seem to be real enough for me. Everything that happened seemed obvious to me.
I did like the idea of deserting the internet for a while.

Thanks for reading,

Spoiler: #16ThingsIThoughtWereTrue by Janet Gurtler

Hey guys! So this book follows Morgan’s journey through the summer before her senior year. It shows how she finds her father, makes real friends and deals with ‘haters’. I thought it was an interesting pull to young readers, but it just wasn’t for me. Twitter has never really held much for me. I don’t really find it interesting and I think it’s kind of creepy to be honest. I didn’t think it would ever become the thing for people to use, but slowly it has. I think the reason I didn’t really enjoy this book though was that all the events seemed obvious way before they happened.

♥Morgan: She seemed to be really naïve about life. She thought that everything revolved around her and I admit having a video like hers posted online would make you think that, especially when people make fun of you at work. But if it wasn’t for the video she would have never met Amy, or talked to Adam so really that video helped her out. It’s awful that she had to go all the way to BC to find out that her dad didn’t know about her all along, actually it’s awful.

♥Adam: Ok, lying about a girlfriend is probably the worst thing to do in these scenarios. Seriously? I think that Adam fell for Morgan instantly after he saw the real her and that it scared the crap out of him. I loved that they ended up together, but it would make work more than a little bit awkward.

♥Amy: She was awesome. I liked that she just was who she was and didn’t try to be anything else. The only thing she really hid was that she had had cancer previously and do you blame her? You wouldn’t want someone to treat you different. I wasn’t all that surprised when she passed away though. It just seemed like the direction the book would take.

♥Morgan’s Mother: I can’t imagine hiding from your child that her father didn’t desert her but rather he had no idea she existed. That seems pretty harsh. I can see why she chose not to tell Bob but the least she could be was up front with Morgan as she got older.

♥Bob: I think he really missed the prime time he could have been in Morgan’s life. Not that it was his fault. But he also could have reacted better when he found out. It was completely rude to just literally run off like he did.

Moments to Remember:
♥Pg. 46
“’I guess you don’t have a future in medicine.’
‘Not unless I become a drug addict.’:

♥Pg. 82
“’How about we don’t want a bunch of male junk in the car?’ Never mind a room,’ I tell him.
‘My junk?’ He glances down at his crotch.
‘God. Not that junk. Gross. Just, you know, junk. Boy junk.’
‘I like boy junk,’ Amy says.”

♥Final Line: “And then I wiggle my ass.”

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Book Review: The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter

Title: The Goddess Legacy
Author: Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test (Book #2.5)
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 395
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Year Published: 2012
First Line: “In all the years I’d existed, I’d never expected to be free.”

“Calliope/Hera represented constancy and yet had a husband who never matched her faithfulness…
 Ava/Aphrodite was the goddess of love and yet commitment was a totally different deal…
Persephone was urged to marry one man, yet longed for another…
James/Hermes loved to make trouble for others- but never knew true loss before…
Henry/Hades’s solitary existence had grown to wearisome to continue, but meeting Kate Winter’s gave him a new hope…”

My Rating: 5/5

It’s been a long time coming but here it is. A review! And for a fantastic book as well. This book really blew me out of the water. This book follows short parts of other characters lives. And it did an incredible job on perspective. I didn’t expect to have such a large connection with the characters and to grow attached to the characters I once thought to be crazy. And now I understand a lot more about why the characters act the way they do. I did enjoy the fact that it lead to so many different perspectives, I’d have to say that this is one of my favourite books in this series yet. It really helped with my curiosity. Well not all of it but an impressive amount. Can’t wait to read the final book in the series.

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Spoiler: The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter

This was my favourite book in this series. So there’s how I feel about it. I’m sure someone will manage to poke holes in it. I think that this book brought a lot to the Goddess Test. I felt more in tune with the characters. I’m not saying that I agree with everything all the characters do, but at least I understood what had happened in their lives to make them view things a certain way. I also have found that when used right this kind of novella helps readers understand so many things.

♥Calliope: I felt awful when I found out about her life, but there’s not much you can do when someone doesn’t love you in return you just have to move on. It’s really to bad that she chose to move on with the wrong guy. Man Walter is just a player. I knew that he had many affairs and everything, but I never would have thought he would have made Calliope stay through it all. And after he threw Hephaestus of Olympus? That would have been it. I would have been done. Without a doubt. This doesn’t mean it’s ok what she did to those 11 girls and tried to Kate, but it explains a lot.
♥Ava: I liked Ava a lot more before I read this than after I read it. Maybe that’s because I didn’t understand the bond that she had with Ares and Hephaestus. In my books that’s wrong, but I guess it makes sense that Aimee Carter tried to keep true to the myth. I do feel bad for Hephaestus though to have to put up with that. It doesn’t make sense to me but hey whatever works for them I guess. How she acted with Persephone though was just silly and very spoiled.
♥Persephone: I was very interested in this story. We don’t get to see much of her because of how she and Henry ended. You know how she died and everything. But I can see why she didn’t want to be with Henry. She didn’t know who she was yet and who she wanted to be. You shouldn’t force someone… period. But what she did with James was wrong. Hopefully she made the right choice.
♥James: I was pretty upset with him about the whole Persephone thing but it’s not his fault that she was forced to marry someone she didn’t want to be with. Not one bit. And for them to try to discard him just for that? That’s ridiculous! He deserved to be with someone like Tuck.
♥Henry: I can understand why he would want to fade, especially after what happened with Ingrid. But it’s a good thing he stuck around! Hopefully the deaths of the others don’t haunt him forever.
♥ Walter: Surprisingly a huge jerk!!!
♥ Ares: I think that he and Ava were cute. WERE but he was just too hot and cold for her.
♥ Hephaestus: He is a much better match for Ava he had patience and cared enough to try and win her affection. Although the way he did it was not the best thought up plan.
♥ Tuck: I loved Tuck. Even though we didn’t get to know her character long she was a very strong emotional tie to the book. I cried when she died and then just sat there with my jaw open like I was catching flies.
♥Ingrid: I think that Ingrid would have certainly been the one for Hades if it wasn’t for Calliope.

♥Moments to Remember♥
♥Pg. 101
“See, secrets mean someone wants to keep something hidden, and the things people keep hidden are usually the most interesting parts of who they are. Afraid of the ocean? Totally telling. Six toes? All kinds of brilliant. Lusting after your niece? Majorly creepy.”

♥Pg. 274
“’Unless…’ Her fingers danced over the parchment, an inch from my knee. ‘Someone kind, generous, thoughtful and extremely beautiful covered for you.’
I raised an eyebrow. ‘Do you think someone like that actually exists?’”

♥Pg. 323
“A shuddering sob escaped me, and I gently cradled her body. I’d failed her. Because of me, she was dead, and I’d lost the one friend I’d had in a very, very long time. That agony and guilt swirled around inside me, compounding my grief for a girl I’d barely known two days. But time didn’t’ mean a damn thing when it came to love….”

♥Final Line: “And when she was ready for it, he would be, too.”

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Friday, August 29, 2014

Update and a THANK YOU!

It's been a long time since I've had the time to blog, so I'm glad that I have this oppurtonity to speak now. I just recently moved to my dorm room and it's ridiculously busy summer preparing for college and all that other kind of excitement that I haven't had the time to finish any books. Weird I know. What kinda reader am I?
So here's what's changed on the TBR list. I am no longer reading Fifty Shades Freed by E.L James for the simple reason that I was borrowing that book from someone in my home town and now I don't live there anymore. Sucks. I know! But hopefully someday I'll get the chance to take a peak at that series again.
For now though I've slipped between the covers of The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter.
Hope to have a review and spoiler out there soon.

Last but certainly not least, I owe a huge thank you to you guys for getting me to 10,000 page views. I would keep reviewing without them but knowing that someone out there reads as well and thinks that I have something worth reading is the icing on the cake (that was too many cliche's in one place whoops)
Sidny xoxo

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Book Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Title: Goddess Interrupted
Author: Aimee Carter
Series: Goddess Test (Book #2)
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult, Romance
Pages: 296
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Year Published: 2012
First Line: “Calliope trudged through the sunny field as she ignored the babble of the redhead trailing behind her.”

Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.
As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.
Henry’s first wife, Persephone.”

My Rating: 3.5/5

Hey there guys, this week I’m reviewing Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter. This is the second book in the Goddess Test series and I’m glad I continued to read in this series.  This series was something that I fell in love immediately. I liked the idea of having a way to connect with Greek Mythology without rereading the Percy Jackson series (excellent for the middle school age, but make me feel ancient now -.-) I have to admit that I was a little disappointed in this instalment of the series. I feel like the characters have degraded or simply morphed into people I don’t really care about. Their views on things changed and some of them no longer melted my heart, but made me want to shout at them. Like if they were real people I would have lost it a little. And there’s another thing. I like to lose myself in books and feel like the characters are real, but I just couldn’t this time.
Oh well, hopefully the next book with change my mind.
All in all, this book was ok. It had some high points, but I couldn’t see myself wanting to reread this one anytime soon.   
Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Spoiler: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

So let’s get right into it. This book really changed the series for me. And not in a good way. I just felt like the characters had changed in a way that can’t be unseen. In some ways it drove me insane. We had come so far in the past book learning who Kate was and how Henry acted and then it just all changed. All because of one stupid summer away.
Another thing I wished I could have heard more about was the underworld itself. There were so many questions I had. How many souls just milled about and how did the River Styx work. Answer me oh mighty author!
I’d have to say the best part of this book was the story line. The way that the characters had something to fight for most of the book was nice.

♥Kate: Somewhere along the line Kate became a really needy little girl. It drove me nuts that she instantly expected to go all the way with Henry and have him wrapped around her little finger. In a sense, I understand. You don’t want to love someone completely and have it go to waste or be denied. All the same she was kind of stupid. She butted her head into things that were simply dumb. Going after Persephone and Ava to see Cronus was stupid. And I had to put down the book and walk away at that point. I am extremely happy though that she stuck to her guns and is assisting in the war and she is standing strong no matter what Henry says. Good for her. Ps. PREGNANCY???? Say what Aimee Carter!

♥Henry: Henry has also changed in this book. He is back to his heart broken old ways. Feeling like he deserves no one and that’s just ridiculous. You’re a damn god! I was really upset when he acted so indifferent toward Kate, but after finding out how James had burned him in the past I wasn’t shocked. What I was surprised about was when he went ahead and kissed Persephone! Seriously after she tells you that her and James did nothing, you go make out with your ex wife? Excellent, no please continue. And this whole excuse of showing him that it wasn’t really a romance they ever had? That was just dumb. At least he ended up with Kate in the end. Which is nice.

Ava: She is still a very interesting character. I never pictured her to be married, but then again I didn’t really think that she’d slept with James either. Shocker! I was impressed that she didn’t just give away people’s secrets. As well I wonder if she did offer Kate up so she could get Nicholas back. She was so distraught about him being held captive it wouldn’t really surprise me. Who knows….

♥James: I started to like James in this book and I felt for him. To love someone who can never truly be yours is rough, but then we learned about Persephone and Ava. It makes a girl wonder if he’s just playing around. Although during the book he shows that he care for Kate more than some of the others when he backs her up and let’s her make her own decisions. In the end I think could have found a better way to break it to James that he wasn’t the one, but who knows what the future holds.

Persephone: I certainly pictured her differently I thought that she would be nicer. That she was a decent person and that’s why Henry was drawn to her, but apparently she wasn’t at all what I thought. She seems pretty self centred and although she has a mortal waiting for her at home she goes to fight without telling him that she might not return. I was quite angry when she kissed Henry, but in the end it was the little shove he needed in the right direction.

♥Calliope: She is such an evil woman. My word, to think that she has such a huge master plan and that she has such control over what happens with Cronus just makes my blood boil. I do wonder what she thinks will happen to the world when Cronus is out. Does she think he’ll just spare her? I doubt that highly, and what in the world is she going to do with poor Kate and her baby??? Urgh.

♥Cronus: I want to know more about him. Who was his mate and why did they choose separate roles against humanity? And mostly did he really love Kate or was it just something Calliope added to make things interested. Makes you wonder doesn’t it?

♥Moments to Remember♥
♥Pg. 102
”’Whatever I had then was nothing compared to what I have now with all of you. Everyone loves me here,’ said Ava, and James smiled faintly.
‘Yeah, we’re all a little in love with you,’ he said. ‘But that’s only because you’re dynamite in bed. Otherwise you’re a pain in the ass.’”

♥Final Line: “With that, she cracked the stone against the back of my head, and my world went black.”

Thanks so much for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Book Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Title: Warm Bodies
Author: Isaac Marion
Series: Warm Bodies (Book #1)
Genre: Horror, Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Pages: 239
Publisher: Emily Bestler Books Atria
Year Published: 2011
First Line: “I am dead, but it’s not so bad.”

“R is having a no-life crisis- he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collection souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.
And then he meets a girl.
First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl- although she looks delicious0 he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.”

My Rating: 5/5

Hey guys! Happy first half of the week! Whatever day and time it is wherever you are.. I can’t even keep track of the time here never mind.
So let’s get right to the point. I think that a lot of people associate this book with a fluffed up version of zombies. And to an extent they have that correct.. It isn’t the thriller book, or a book all about the end of days. This book is mainly about hope. Not just young love as I expected it to be, but real honest to god hope. The thing that pushes us and makes us human. I was extremely impressed and quickly fell in love with this book and it’s characters. It made me think without a doubt about people close to me and the future, but not in a scary way just in a what if sort of way. I would suggest this book to anyone looking for a fun and quickish read.
Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo