Posted in 4 Stars, Book Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews

Scat by Carl Hiaasen

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Title: Scat
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Published: January 27th 2009 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
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★★★★ – 4 star

The book featured a boy named Nick as the main character. He and his best friend Marta get suspicious after their Biology teacher – Bunny Starch –  goes missing and the principal tries to tell everyone that she had a “family emergency”.

I love her name. Bunny Starch. Hehe. She’s so fierce but her name is so adorable. Continue reading “Scat by Carl Hiaasen”

Posted in My Writing Chronicles

So…I Recently Got Told That the Novel I’m Writing is Crap

I hit a really low point yesterday. Someone important to me told me that the book I’m writing sucks. The person called it “crap” and told me that it would never amount to anything.

I’ve spent over a year writing this story at it’s now over 100,000 words. And over the one year, I’ve grown so unbelievably close to my characters that I call them my babies.

But the story is apparently crap.

Is this the end of the line for me? Is this the point where I just stop? I’ve read so many articles about published authors giving up on their first works because they were terrible. The thing I’m writing is my first work. So is this the point where I have to give up on it? Continue reading “So…I Recently Got Told That the Novel I’m Writing is Crap”

Posted in 5 Stars, Amazing Heroines, Book Reviews, Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo

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Title: Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1)
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Published: August 28th 2017 by Random House Children’s Books
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★★★★★ – 5 stars

When I first heard about this book, I was so excited. But I was also nervous. Wonder Woman is one of my favorite superheroes and I didn’t want this book to not meet my expectations (especially after that awesome Wonder Woman movie).

I shouldn’t have worried. Leigh Bardugo nailed it. (Because she is a GODDESS.) Continue reading “Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo”

Posted in 1 Star, Book Reviews, Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews

Kiss & Make Up by Katie D. Anderson

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Title: Kiss & Make Up
Author: Katie D. Anderson
Published: October 2nd 2012 by Skyscape
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★– 1 star

I did not expect Kiss and Make Up to be like this. Actually, I forgot most of my expectations. I just know that I was shocked after trying to read it.

The main character is a girl named Emerson. And she wants to kiss a boy so badly that it’s not even funny. Oh, and when she finally does, she finds out she can read the minds of the boys she kisses. And she finds a way to use her power to her advantage. She starts kissing all the nerdy boys so that she can absorb all their knowledge. And she starts falling for a nerdy boy, which is a problem because she doesn’t want to date someone who isn’t popular.

I DNF-ed halfway through. Continue reading “Kiss & Make Up by Katie D. Anderson”

Posted in 3 Stars, Book Reviews, Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews

Fallout (Lois Lane #1) by Gwenda Bond

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Title: Fallout (Lois Lane #1)
Author: Gwenda Bond
Published: May 1st 2015 by Switch Press
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★★★ – 3 stars

I love superheroes, so I’m usually kind of biased whenever I read books like this. I always want to give them five stars. But I didn’t feel the need to with this one.

Normally, when I read, I get so involved in it, smiling at the dialogue and screaming mentally at the antagonists. But it wasn’t like that with this book. It was a quick, slightly entertaining read. I’d wouldn’t go so far as to say that reading it felt like a chore – because it wasn’t. I just didn’t get to into the story. Continue reading “Fallout (Lois Lane #1) by Gwenda Bond”

Posted in 5/10, All Things Movie, Movie Reviews, Movies I Watched the Regular Human Way, Reviews

Movie Review: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Directed By: Donald Petrie

Written By: Michele Alexander (book), Jeannie Long (book), Kristen Buckley (screenplay), Brian Regan (screenplay), and Burr Steers (screenplay)

Actors: Kate Hudson as Andie Anderson, Matthew McConaughey as Benjamin Barry, and Adam Goldberg as Tony. Full list of actors can be found here.

Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 1 hr 56 min

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My Rating: 5/10

(WARNING: Spoilers ahead.)

“Tone-deaf and drunk is not a good combination.”

I completely agree, Tony (Adam Goldberg). I completely agree. Continue reading “Movie Review: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”