Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I''ll Meet You There Book Review

I'll Meet You There

The story was great, i liked the character Skylar and Josh were good characters, the side characters were amazing. Skylar's friends Dylan and Chris, their manager Marge. From the synopsis, it is misleading because it makes you think that Skylar and Josh are meeting for the first time, when in reality they know each other from being co-workers at a motel after school.Also, Skylar had a fling with his brother over spring break. he's her ex in a way but not really because it wasn't serious. Skylar was a great protagonist, she's an artist who got a scholarship to go to a college in San Francisico, her plans fall apart when her mom loses her job. Now this is one of the best parts of the book because it show Skylar's economic situation and what's it's like to be in poverty. At one point in the book, she had only a cracker to eat for the entire day and she didn't have enough money for food sometimes. I applaud the author for doing this because most contemporaries don't mention this or it's mentioned but it's glossed over like it goes away eventually. i want to talk about Skylar's friends Dylan and Chris, loyal best friends ever. Dylan is one of Skylar's best friends who has a kid with her boyfriend of 3 years Jesse. This is a great factor to add because it shows a young women who is not ashamed for having a kid because she's proud of her baby and loves him. There's one part in the book where Skylar and Josh are talking and she mentions that Dylan has a kid, Josh's response was that he wasn't surprised since she" gets around". i agreed with Skylar because he was assuming that she got pregnant by a random guy. i was disgusted by this part because Dylan had a kid by her boyfriend who loved her and their kid a lot, not just random hookup. sorry, rant over. Now, on to Josh. Josh has been through a lot being in the Marines, Afghanistan and losing his leg in the war. His internal struggles are seen throughout the book despite how short his chapters, you get the problems he's going through about his experiences in the the war, loss,death, guns being fired. However, since he never talks about the war besides in his chapters, Skylar couldn't understand what he's going through and in this part is where i wasn't really sure why Josh didn't want to open up to Skylar because they've talked about everything else. Even Skylar was questioning on whether he trusted her enough because there were moments where he would get angry or moody at Skylar just because she wanted to help him get around because of his leg. It seems like Josh used the war as an excuse for his behavior at some parts which i wasn't ok with because there's only so much he can blame the war at. I loved how Skylar tells him this in the end when they're reunited, because she lets him know that he can't keep blaming everything on his experiences especially Skylar.  Whether or not they last, Skylar mentions briefly what being with Josh with his mood swings and his anger and depression which she chooses not to mention to her mother. Personally, i see them lasting probably her first year of college. after that i don't know because of how their personalities are. over time it could become stressful for her, but she would handle it when she would need to.
 Great summer read, highly recommend it. :)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Pink Cream-sickle Smoothie

i thought i would switch things up a bit and talk about a new smoothie that i made today. Originally, i wanted to try to make another smoothie but i was missing one ingredient, so i improvised with help from my mom. :) In the end, it turned out pretty good, so i thought that i would share the experience.
  Pink- Cream-sickle Smoothie
- raspberries
-a banana
-cup of orange juice
-yogurt(any brand)

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Friday, May 1, 2015

The Ruby Circle Review

The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6)
   The predictions that i made during my Silver shadows review came true!. i'm so happy that Sydney and Adrian and Rose and Dimirti went on a road tip together and they found Jill. Her and Eddie are together now, which i'm happy about as well, it's about time. Now, that my feels are out of the way, On to the review, compared to the other books in the series, this one was the shortest of all of them. I finished it in like 3-4 days. it was easy because it has 19 chapters and an epilogue.
The beginning of the book was slow in because it focused on Sydney and Adrian being in the Court, then it got good when Sydney's teacher came to help them find Jill. Can i just say she's an awesome character because she 's very blunt. To get out of Court Sydney has to turn herself into a cat while her teacher brought a temporary cat to replace her. I loved Adrian's reaction, "Am I still married to a cat?". 
 Now the Olive situation, she's a big part of the the book, i'll admit that i forgot who she was and Nina as well, because i felt that they were just there to keep the plot going. Anyway, Olive is missing and the gang is trying to look for her while Jill at the same time. On to who took Jill, i suspected it was Alicia because of when Trey said that a blond girl was looking for Adrian and Sydney in Silver Shadows. The Warriors are in this book as well as Syndey's dad and sister, Zoe. The reason Olive left was because she got pregnant by Neil and wanted to hide it because dhampires can't get pregnant by each other but for some reason she did because of the spirit inside her.  i figured Neil wouldn't want anything to do with the baby, but couldn't they have given it to the people in the village or her family, at that point, it doesn't matter whether it was by a moroi or a dhampire, that is a child's life that needs to be taken care of. i didn't agree with Neil leaving, but i get why he did it. Adrian and Sydney adopting Olive's baby was sweet, Declan is adorable. i figured that's why they had  the baby dragon Hopper in the 3rd book, he was their child :) Rose and Dimitri being engaged in the end is beautiful and Jeddie in the end finally. 
the book was a great finale, it tied up everything and i would a novella about Jill and Eddie and Sydrian's lifewith Declan. Rose and Dimitri wedding in the future. :)

Silver Shadows Review

          Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, #5)

   Amazing, I will admit the beginning was slow but then it got better by the middle. The wedding was beautiful, I'm so proud of Sydney in this book and Adrian as well. She's the most wanted, and omg, I loved how Adrian told all the people off when they got to Court.
The ending was good, I figured it would happen because that's what happened I think in the 4th book where she got taken or something
its bittersweet to be finishing the series because I love the characters but I also want to see how they turn out. Silver Shadow was different because Sydney and Adrian are apart for the first half of the book but then they are reunited. Through help from Marcus and their friends, i loved how we finally got to see Carly Sage, Sydney's older sister. I loved her as soon as she was introduced in the book. Her character is so important because not only was she a rape victim, but now she's working on helping girls fight against rape and stand up for themselves as human beings. i am proud of her. Her character was there briefly but she made an impact to me.
so I know that Sydney and Adrian will be on a road trip with rose and Dimitri:) my two favorite ships together, I can't wait to see rose and Dimitri's reactions to Sydney using magic.
also, Jeddie needs to happen, its like vampire academy where rose and Dimitri fought their feelings and got together at the very end.