Friday, January 29, 2016

Will Grayson, Will Grayson Review

Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a book that is about two  boys who have nothing in common except the same name.They cross paths one day and this sets a chain of events that causes their lives to intertwine. This was a funny book. John green writes for Will Grayson 1. While, David Leviathan writes for Will Grayson 2. Will Grayson is an average guy who is sarcastic, funny, and witty. On the other hand, the second one suffers from depression and is angsty about everything. He is negative about   everyone and his life.  They meet at a porn store. Tiny, will Grayson 1's best friend starts dating will Grayson 2. While this is happening, there is a subplot with Tiny trying to put on his musical and a little romance with Jane and Will Grayson 1. I liked the book a lot,it had humor, wit, and messages of love, respect, friendship, loving yourself as well as others. Also, identity. I liked how the messages weren't heavily planted. I think the only thing I feel could have been done better would be the ending. It felt anti-climatic. Other than that, I really enjoyed the book. I give it 4 stars.

A Little Princess webseries

A Little Princess webseries
I just discovered they made a webseries adaption of A Little Princess and no one knows about it. It’s amazing and a great adaption. They kept all the same characters. The acting is great. Here is the entire playlist of the series. I’ve started today and I’m on episode 22 already. It's one of my favorite books and movies.

Love Yourself (cover) Megan Nicole and Wesley Stromberg

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sum Of Its Parts: GMW Fanfic

For Maya Hart, art was more than just a hobby. To her it was about letting herself be vulnerable by letting go of all her emotions in her paintings. She was currently working on one after school in the art studio when her best friend, Riley Matthews came in. Maya was wearing a smock and her hands were covered with a variety of colors.
  " Hey, Riley, she said as she continued working on her painting. She noticed that Riley wore a smile on her face everyday since Lucas transferred into their class. The last time she saw them together was at the library. It looked like he was doing most of the talking and she was listening.
"Hey, Maya", Riley said.
"So how's it going with Lucas?", Maya asks since Riley always talks about him, at school, at home, when they hang out. It's not that she has a problem with him. It just wouldn't hurt to talk about something else or at least why she likes him.
" Oh, ok i guess, we haven't talked since the library", Riley said, disappointed. She thought that her and Lucas were connecting. The horse story was beautiful and he laughed when she told him about her hamster. That had to mean something.
"Oh well, I'm sure you'll talk soon in class tomorrow", Maya said smiling. It was Friday and she liked sleeping over at Riley's house on the weekends. They would get popcorn, watch movies, and just talk about everything all night. Recently, one of the topics was Lucas. If she was going to find out why, now is a good time as ever.
"Yea, you're right, she said.
" Hey, Riles just wondering here what exactly do you like about Lucas?", said Maya with a questioning look on her face.
Riley was shocked. She would have thought that her best friend would know why she liked Lucas. She must have told her at some point, hasn't she? Yes, she must have."
" I guess it's something about his eyes look when he laughs and his smile", said Riley with a smile on her face.
Maya was surprised at what she said. She thought that there was something more about him. It sounded like a crush. It reminded her of when she had a crush on her uncle Josh although, at least she actually had reasons. After the events, Maya realized that it was a crush and got over it as time passed. It seems like Riley didn't and just found Lucas attractive.
" What about him?", Maya asked
" What do you mean?", said Riley confused. She had thought that it was obvious why she liked him.
"You have to look at the whole painting, instead of just one part. Look at it like this,when I paint, I'm looking at how each piece is important to the picture. Each piece in it tells a different story. A painting is more than the sum of its part. It's creating something out of nothing. That's what makes it beautiful", Maya said putting her finishing touches on her work.
" So, you're saying that Lucas more than just his eyes and smile", Riley said.
" Yes, he's more than that but you're never going to know unless you get to know him, instead of this version you have of him in your head, said Maya as she's putting the paintbrushes.
" You're right, thanks Maya, said Riley as she left the art studio.
Maya smiled as she saw Riley leave. She's glad that she's going to see more than her idealized version of him. Just as she was about to get her stuff, the door opened. Assuming it's Riley, Maya says, " I'll be there soon, honey". " I hope so, darling," said Lucas smiling as he entered the room.
Maya was surprised that Lucas was here. Mostly, because his basketball practice ends early.
"Um, hey, what's up, said Maya, not knowing what to do about her hands she kept them inside her smock.
" I thought I would walk you home since i know you stay here late,", said Lucas looking at her painting with a smile. Maya was shocked, normally he leaves early and then she leaves later on. When did he start wanting to walk her home?
" Oh, that's nice, but i'm already leaving with Riley, said Maya
" Riley?, But, I just saw her heading for the train station, said Lucas. He had seen her there, They had talked for about a minute. She had asked him if he could walk with Maya since her parents wanted her for dinner.
" Her parents probably wanted her for dinner, right?, said Maya.
"Yea, how did you know?", said Lucas
" Her parents know that I stay late here so they ask Riley to come to dinner early and they set an extra plate for me when i get there", said Maya smiling. She loved Riley's family.
" They are kind people, said Lucas.
" So, that's the only reason you're here right? to walk me to the train station, i can do it myself, it's only a few blocks, said Maya.
" Um yea, but i want to make sure you're safe. and also, i wanted to talk to you, said Lucas looking down at his hands.
" what about?", said Maya while raising her eyebrows.
This was difficult for Lucas. He had been planning on what to say to her for weeks. But, sometimes Riley prevented him from talking to her because she was always near him or she would focus on Riley mostly and ignore him.
" I wanted to know how you would if I asked someone out, said Lucas. She was confused again. Why would he need her approval?
" Um, ok I don't mind it, but why are asking me, shouldn't you ask Riley?" You guys have an unofficial thing going on, she said
" No, we don't. I want to ask this person out because I like her a lot. She's smart,talented,funny, creative,beautiful.", said Lucas smiling
This is going to crush Riley, Maya thought.
" Wow, you really like this girl then, said Maya
" I really do, said Lucas
"ok, so then ask her out, said Maya
"Really?" You think she won't mind?", said Lucas nervous
" Just ask her, the worst she can say is no, said Maya
"ok, I'll do it, said Lucas determined.
  It was now or never. This was his chance,
"Maya?, said Lucas stammering. Maya noticed that he was nervous all of sudden. She assumed because he was going to ask the girl later on. Nervousness passes.
" Yeah?, said Maya perplexed.
" Would you want to go out with me, sometime?, said Lucas. He looked up to see her reaction. It was a blank stare.
Maya froze. She was not expecting this at all. How did this even happen? This can't be happening.
" What?", Did, Did you just ask me out,? said Maya
"Yes, I did", said Lucas
" Why?, said Maya
" Because I liked you for a while, but I didn't say anything because i knew how Riley felt about me and you guys are best friends, said Lucas.
" But, Riley likes you, said Maya
" I know she does, but she likes a version of me, instead of all of me, said Lucas
" And you think i do?, said Maya
" Yes, you do, said Lucas
" Ok, listen. i'm going to be clear. You break my best friend's heart and i will end you. You asked me out, i'm not saying no or yes. Talk to Riley first. Then, if you still feel what you feel, maybe we can go out once. I'm not saying soon. I'm giving you 3 months. In those 3 months, if you have not told Riley that you don't feel that way about her,  then I will do it, said Maya with a determined look on her face. With she left the room
Lucas was left with a smile on his face. Of Course, this was the reaction he was expecting. In 3 months, they'll go on a date after he tells Riley that he doesn't feel the same way.

Justin Bieber - Love Yourself

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Audition, Girl Meets World fanfic

I know what you all are thinking. What is Maya Hart doing at an audition? First, I want to put it out there that this was all Riley's idea. Our school is putting on Peter Pan as the school play. They were going to be holding auditions at 3pm. Riley, being Riley decided that we should all audition. Farkle and Lucas auditioned first and then Riley. I'm last. It's pointless anyway. I'll probably get a small role.

  "Maya Hart", said Mrs Daniel at her desk in the auditorium. As soon as she called my name, I stepped up to the stage. I wore a simple white shirt with ripped jeans and my cheetah print coat.
 " What part are you auditioning for, Ms. Hart?" said Mrs Daniel with a soft expression on her face.
" Excuse me" I said, perplexed. I didn't know we had to come reading for a part, I though it was just an audition.
" Do you want to be Wendy, Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily?" I thought about the choices carefully. Wendy is someone who is sweet and kind. Not me, that's Riley. That role is for her. Tinkerbell is sassy and fierce. While, Tiger Lily is head of her tribe.
" Tiger Lily", I said, smiling. She nodded and wrote something down the piece of paper in front of her. " You may begin, Ms. Hart"

      I took a look at my surroundings, closed my eyes, took a deep breath and sang

 On the day that you were born the angels got together.
And decided to create a dream come true.
So, they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold,
And star-light in your eyes of blue.
That is why all the girls in town follow you all around.
Just like me, they long to be close to you.
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you

I finished the song looking up with a sad look. I looked up to see what Mrs Daniel thought of it. "Um, Mrs Daniels, I'm done" I said. When I looked at her, she was clapping and crying. " Bravo, Ms. Hart, that was wonderful", she said beaming. " You are perfect for the role." I smiled. " Great, so when do i get to wear face paint?".

 Now, Mrs. Daniels looked confused. " What are you talking about, Ms. Hart? " You said I was perfect for the role of Tiger Lily". Then, she was laughing. I swear theatre teachers are weird, This is why I don't get involved in school activities. " Oh no, my dear girl you're going to be Wendy in the play, not Tiger Lily". I stopped breathing when I heard Wendy. I stepped down from the stairs and went towards her. " I'm sorry, I thought I heard you say that I'm going to play Wendy".  She put her hand on my shoulder. " That is correct, Ms. Hart, you will be our Wendy in the play".
" No offense, Mrs Daniels, but I think you're making a mistake", I said. She looked at me the way Riley looks at me when she wants to say something important. " How so, Ms. Hart? Wendy is character who is in middle of wanting to remain a child and yet she is also forced to be grown up.
I think that you can relate the most to this, right, Ms, Hart"

I thought about what she said. She was right. Since my dad left me and my mom, I had been a little kid when it happened but I had to be forced to be grown up for my mom.
"Ok, I'll do it", I said.
" Wonderful, I will see you and Mr. Friar on Monday for rehearsals", Mrs Daniels said. wait, what? why would he? Oh no.
I knew the answer anyway but I had to be sure. " what is Lucas's part"? Maybe I'm overthinking it, he could be a lost boy.
" he will be playing Peter Pan, said Mrs Daniels. " You two will be our Peter Pan and Wendy."
I left the auditorium after that. I'm going to be Wendy and Lucas is going to be Peter Pan. Wendy is in love with Peter Pan, I think Peter likes her too. Riley isn't going to like this. I have act like I'm in love with Lucas. But he's Riley's crush. This is going to be difficult. Normally, I would text Riley first, but I had to go to the source. I texted Lucas.
 So, apparently, I'm wendy in the play.
That's great, I knew you would be her.
what are u talking about? You wanted me to be Wendy?
yea, I'm playing Peter and you're wendy. 
This doesn't seem weird to you?
No, we're friends. Plus,  I think you make a great wendy
How come you didn't want Riley to be Wendy?
riley' great don't get me wrong, she just doesn't have that spark that Wendy has 
she's smiley riley, she's a ray of sunshine
I know, but wendy's more than that she's loyal, compassionate, creative, beautiful.
are we still talking about wendy?
Um, maybe.
i gotta go, see ya at rehearsals, wendy. he ended the text with a heart emoji
Ok, Lucas Friar can be a Huckleberry. But, that was just weird. He was obviously talking about Wendy right? Not me, besides he likes Riley. He likes her. he has to like her.

Current Update: Books/movies/writing

It's been a while since i did one of these current updates. Better late than never. First is the books that I am currently reading. I am currently reading 2 books.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
I am loving Will Grayson, Will Grayson, The characters are relatable and i adore Tiny Cooper, he reminds me of one of my best friends. I've talked about it with him. We have already decided that if they ever make a movie of it. He would play Tiny Cooper. I would play Jane. Josh Hutcherson would play Will Grayson 1 and Charlie Puth would play Will Grayson 2. i think you can tell we thought a lot about this.

 As for tv i'm watching Robot Boy, Gilmore Girls( I'm on season 6), Miraculous Ladybug, Girl Meets World, i'm going to watch the 100 season 3 because i just finished watching the series on Netflix. It's amazing. Bellarke shipper for life. That's about it so far. I would highly recommend Miraculous Ladybug. The main girl and her partner solves crimes as Lady Bug and Cat Noir but they don't know each other real identities and they prefer to keep it that way. By day, they are Marinette and Adrien. Marinette has a crush on Adrien. Adrien/Cat Noir is in love with Ladybug not knowing that Marinette is Ladybug. As Ladybug and Cat Noir, they are partners but she doesn't take him seriously because he always flirts with her. They are the same people. At this point, adrien and marinette are comfortable around each other. 

For movies, i loved Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World. Another thing that i want to mention is writing. I have a lot of ideas for stories but have never attempted to write one. My first is a going to be an AU crossover of 17 again/Bandslam. Yes the 17 again with Zac Efron and Bandslam is the one with Vanessa Hudgens.
I've been thinking of writing  one where Mike is actually Neil's son. Sa5m transfers to his school for senior year. Maggie and Mike dated junior year but broke up. Maggie still wants him back but he's interested in Sa5m. Sa5m is trying to get over her ex Will and has not sang in her band since Charlotte graduated.  They meet in Human Studies, Mark and Sa5m are partners. Sa5m is reluctant to be Mark's partner. On other hand, Mark is fascinated by Sa5m.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Five-Seven Five Review

Five-Seven-Five (The Boy with Words, #1)
This book was an interesting science fiction fantasy book. The main character White was a well developed character. She was curious, determined, and courageous. The world building could have been developed more, i think in my opinion. The main plot is that White wants to find out more about the outside world because her community is very strict. One of the reasons of is pieces of messages that her cousin brings back with him. The whole thing with the messages drew me in to the story until it's revealed where they actually come from. Another character is Kes who is a person that White meets while she is trying to explore outside. i felt conflicted with Kes. There were times where he would act interested in White and then the next they're friends. The date scene is where i was confused because I though that he was interested in White because of the way he was acting throughout the book with her. He always wants to see her, writing poems about her, he's excited when she's there. Of course all those signs would make White think he was interested in her. Through it all, the ending left on a cliffhanger and i can't wait to read it when it comes out. I rated this book 4 stars.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Tragedy of Loving Jamie Clarke

The Tragedy of Loving Jamie Clarke

I thought this book was good. The characters were easy to relate. The relationship was sweet. Althought, i do feel there were some parts where the pacing seemed fast. One minute she's showing him around town, then he's asking her to be his girlfriend after one date. It didn't feel like insta-love. It just felt like intense attraction from the beginning. Overall, i loved the christmas and valentine moments between the couple. that was sweet. The jealousy part actually doesn't happen until the last 30 pages and then the ending. The ending was unexpected. I was surprised but at the same time it felt right for April to do something for herself and for Jamie. I would put this as If I Stay meets The Fault In Our Stars.

Friday, January 1, 2016

A Raven's Touch Review


     A Raven's Touch Review
A Raven's Touch by Linda Bloodworth
I loved this book. It had everything, magic, friendship, romance. I liked all the characters. Justice was great, she was loyal, brave, courageous, and witty. The friendship between her and Moira was beautiful. Its seen from the beginning how they really are best friends. The side characters of Tom and Mr. Joy was really good. I liked the humor they book had. Also, the magic system was incredible. Each character is a different magical being. Justice is an angel. Moira is a witch. Tom and Mr.Joy are elves. Darien is a vampire. Dragons are also in it. The romance was great because it wasn't the main focus, instead they each help other throughout the book. The ending was a cliffhanger with them entering Hell. I enjoyed this book a lot and I can't wait for there to be a sequel. 5 stars.