Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Currently reading

Here's some of the books I am currently reading!!
Whatever after by Sarah Mlynowski
Scars by Cheryl Rainfield

Feeling Blue While Reading

Hey Everyone!!

 So it's around 5 am here and I can't sleep. All I can do is lay here; listen to my fiance snoring, one of my dogs breathing really loud and the other one having a dream while kicking me.
I was trying to think of some sort of schedule I could do for my YouTube channel - if you don't know this I do YouTube videos about books too... youtube.com/kwells7788. I am really serious about getting back into this even though I only have one friend supporting me.

I don't want to sound negitive because I am trying to get it all out of my life but there are some downsides to coming back to book blogging and vlogging.

1) I am so out of the loop so other than my amazing friend Dylan (youtube.com/dmfriend26), I have no friends on there. It kind of sucks when everyone has been on and going for a while now so they have all their groups and best friends. Ughhh it feels like high school again...

2) I have been off of reading for like ever!! I love reading but for a while I wasn't reading because of the move and being to busy so I am kinda getting back into it. This means that all those really good popular books that everyone has already read and reviewed are the books I am getting out of the library now.
I guess I am just going to be the late person and review books that everyone has already read. Hopefully I can read some newer ones in between or catch up some how.  Wish me luck I guess.

3) My camera has regressed. I used to be super good at editing and making my videos actually look professional but since the move I have to retrain myself how to edit. Also since the move I had to put so much stuff on this computer so there is no room for videos.

I guess life is just hard right now and I don't know if people will still watch and support me when things are going so down hill for me right now.

Guess you all have to look out and see...maybe give me some advice too!

Love you all... see you in the next video


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Book Review: Girl Online

Book Review:

Girl Online
By: Zoe Sugg


General Info: 

Title: Girl Online
Author: Zoe Sugg
Copyright Date: 2014
Genre:  YA Contemporary
Pages: 344
Price: $17.99
ISBN:  9781476797458

Synopsis: "Penny has a secret. Under the alias Girl Online, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her quirky family, and the panic attacks that  have begun to take over her life. Wen things go from bad to worse at school, her parents accept an opportunity to whisk the family away for Christmas at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. There, Penny meets Noah, a gorgeous, guitar-strumming American. Suddenly she is falling in love - and capturing every moment she spends with 'Brooklyn Boy' on her blog. But Noah has a secret, too, one that threatens to ruin Penny's cover - and her closest friendship - forever."

Cover: The cover is very flirty and girly! If you know anything about Zoe Sugg then you would know the look of this book is so like her! The colors really make the book pop off the shelf. I also love the polka dots on the inside covers - its like a hidden surprise. While watching Zoella's YouTube videos you can tell she's very bubbly and hyper; that's basically what her book looks like. The actual hardback cover is just black with the title in silver on the spine - nothing special. 

Theme: Much of this book is love or gossip so you would think that there is not really an underlying theme but there is. This book portrays that you should have faith in the person you love. If there is something wrong or something gets said; go to the person/s that said them instead of just going behind  their back.

Point of view: The narration is as the main character Penny. It's kind of like her journal. Zoella has also added some of Penny's blogs throughout the book. 

Intended Audience: It's YA contemporary so it is intended towards young girls to maybe mid 20's girls. 

Author Style: There is nothing special about the writing in this book other than the blogs put throughout the book. Some of the writing was written as if you already knew things that are popular now. Like I said it's for young and teen girls because it's written for this upcoming generation. 
Characters: The main character is Penny; she is your typical teen girl that has lots of drama in her life. It seems like every time she turned around something else was there to disrupt her life. I liked her because she was extremely relatable even though it seemed like she was not really thought out. None of the characters really developed - it was more about the drama than who the characters were. 

Plot: Like I said before the characters were not really thought out so the plot had to make up for that. There was a lot going on. It seemed very relatable though. In a normal high school kids life there is drama around every corner and that's how it was in this book. Every time Penny paused or turned around it was something different. It seemed as if I was reading someone's journal. The plot did flow very well and nothing stuck out as being in the wrong place.

Setting: The setting was in two places. Penny was from the UK and then she goes to New York City. 

My Opinion: I have many different feelings about this book. I love Zoella and her videos, which made me really want to pick this book up but it really irked me that she didn't  write the book herself. I did really enjoy this book! I love drama and reading about other peoples lives, which is what this book is. I thought it was going to be something totally different but I was pleasantly surprised. I was not so into it that I couldn't put it down but I did have a few moments that were so interesting I had to read it through. 
It seems like I am bashing this book because the characters were not thought out, the plot was lacking and it was somewhat dull but I'm not. It was not the most interesting page turner but if you like love stories and drama than this is the book for you! 

Score: Image result for 4 out of 5 stars

Would you recommend this book?  Yes
 Want to buy this book?  http://www.bookdepository.com/Girl-Online-Zoe-Sugg/9781476797458

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Book Review: The Glass Arrow

Book Review: 

The Glass Arrow
By: Kristen Simmons


 General Info: 

Title: The Glass Arrow
Author: Kristen Simmons
Copyright date: 2015
Genre: YA Fantasy/dystopian
Pages: 331
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 9780765336613

Synopsis: " Once there was a time when men and women lived as equals, when girl babies were valued, and women could belong only to themselves. But that was ten generations ago. Now women are property, to be sold owned and bred, while a strict census keeps their numbers manageable and under control. The best any girl can hope for is to end up as some ma’s forever wife, but most are simply sold and resold until they’re all used up. Only in the wilderness, away from the city, can true freedom be found. Aya has spent her whole like in the mountains, looking our for her family and hiding from the world, until the day the Trackers finally catch her. Stolen from her home and being groomed for auction, Aya is desperate to escape her fate and return to her family, but her only allies are a loyal wolf she’s raised from a pup and a strange mute boy who may be her best hope for freedom… if she can truly trust him.” 

 Cover: The cover was not that appealing. The colors and the arrow can draw you in but once your pick it up it looses its appeal. The actual hardback cover is teal with red letters on the spine. The title and the cover focus on the arrow when that is only a tiny part of the story. It was very misleading. 

Theme: The author is a feminist so you can really see that throughout the book. The theme revolves around the "woman" having self worth and value when the society sees them as property. 

Point of view: It is narrated by the main character- Aya

Intended Audience: This is definitely a YA book, it is written for the teens of this generation. 

Author Style: Kristen Simmons has her own way of writing that I like which is why I picked up this book but there is nothing that special. She writes as you are smart and you know what you are talking about when it comes to these type of books. 

Characters: The main character is Aya, she was a good character but there was no character development throughout the book. I liked her personally because shes sacrifices everything for family which makes her relatable. She is also very hot headed which is not a trait you see a lot in books now. The love interest is Kiran. He had character development and changed by the end of the book. I believe he was good for Aya. 

Plot: The plot flowed well throughout the book and ended well. There was more than one climax, which made the book more interesting because there was more than one thing that I couldn't wait to read. Even though it was not written in the present day it was very believable. 

Setting: Most of the book took place in the mountains and in Glasscastor city. I know in the synopsis it said it was ten generations in the future but it had a lot of both present and future, which made it hard to figure out the time setting. 

My Opinion: The first thing I could think of after finishing this book was that Article 5 was so much better than this book. This story was not as relatable and couldn't really get into the mindset of the book. Yes it was a good read and I do not regret reading this book but I would not read it again. 

Score:   Image result for 3.5 out of 5 stars
Would you recommend this book??   Yes!

Want to buy this book? - http://www.bookdepository.com/Glass-Arrow-Kristen-Simmons/9780765336613

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