Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dear Sinner (A book review)

WARNING: This book causes P.A.B.D (

Dear Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater

Isabel, Cole I've missed you guys. It's Funny St.Calir, when I first met you in Linger I couldn't stand you after you stopped Grace's father and defended Sam sayingYou're a son of a bitch. He belongs here more then you do.” I warmed up to you much more, by forever I was wondering how you made it and if you and Isabel would have a romance. People are saying your story is “Angst” but I don't see it like that. There are also people who want to just dive into this story and are upset when the background to you two and your relationship isn't there. I admit it's sad people see this as angst. This is a slow burning countiueing character study of a book and this isn't a book you would want to hand to someone who is reading shiver for Sam and grace. This isn't angst either this is a book of hard words and harder lives of breaking and fixing and finding. To anyone finding this and reading this if you have read and loved Shiver, Linger and Forever Sinner is not that. This will turn a lot of people off, Cole was never Sam his story was never fluffy and lyrical despite the prose in linger and forever, this is more his story, and Three books written in hard words, and crushing cliffs, dead and rich things, have shaped this from the earlier Maggie Mercy Falls books this isn't a bad thing. This is a slow paced book and not one for readers who want fast paced stories. This is a riggid story about broken people for lost people. This isn't a book you can pick up and read, this is a book to be analogize, to read as slow as possible to get the meaning behind every scene and every word. To read it as slow as syrup because want to hear from old friends from mercy falls.

Speaking of old friends Sam? Grace? I've missed you. It's because of you two that I found the relationship I wanted so I was more then happy when you both  were mentioned and make small cameo's and your lives are explored in a line or more but it's enough to make it worth while. I won't say anymore. Similar to the first three books in the series this is a series that needs to be explored yourself. Is it wrong that the parts that got me excited where when Cole is talking about the suicidal parts of himself how messed up is that? Cole and Isabele both drop to their lowest point but its okay its how they grow.

Sinner? I want to thank you for two other things as well. One, Thank you for awnsering my question of if tamatos are bad for dogs. I had dropped a cherry tomato that night and picked it up before my dog got it concerned but unsure if it was bad but not wanting to take chances. I read that two hours later and admitly this being a work of fiction I know Mrs. Stiefvater does her extensive research on things thus I fully trust this is correct.
And secondly thank you for getting me excited for California, I'm going on a trip soon and was dreading it but the way you discribed it with the characters you chose made me excited for it.

“I want you to love this book or hate this book no in between” the author said and I think that is how this book is, not many people will love it but thats okay. I Loved this book. I think it's just because I relate to the characters both on such a level. This book makes me want to make, This book makes me want music. This is the Mercy falls book that gives us the spark of cole and isabel and makes it into a flame hot and passion and back and forth. Some will love it some will hate it but like California or music its something that needs to be Experienced for ones self

Love, Ghost

My rating: 5 of 5 A++

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Reviews 2







If anything can bring me back its Maggie Stiefvater

Alt title: it's not summer with out Maggie

I have been a very very bad book blogger this year and this summer. I thought introducing a new shtick of writing while in the personification of my Anxiety and Positivity would do something to help motivate me back. I dropped that idea only a week or more in, considered not only shutting down my blogs but also other online accounts and basically was in such a state I didn't want to do much.

It was thanks to YA book queen that I decided I should write a post to figure out my blog for the rest of this year. It was thanks to Maggie Stiefvater  however that I remeber WHY I love reading and that Yes I do in fact have a lot to gush about it just won't be for every book and perhaps some books I'll have to group together or skip.

I'll admit in 2013 I missed having a Stiefvater novel to read in the summer. But now its back let me just let you in on what I have been doing and what I plan to do with this

1. I am now a Once upon a time fan I'm moving quickly though season two, and hope to be cought up before "Fall 2014" for season four. I Love Rumplestillstinks character, I love the story, I love Rumplebelle (Rumple x belle), I love snow white, and prince charming and snow white. But yeah OUAT has been my TV go to lately

2. I've also been watching Defiance, Ledgend of korra, Adventure time, and Girl meets world all started up and I've been keeping up with that.

3. I Read "River marked" By Patrica briggs, Loved it but just didn't have much to really say about it that wouldn't sound repetitive to the other reviews so I didn't review it. I've also been reading picture books again and while  I gave "tell me something happy before I go to sleep" a five star rating that too I didn't review due to not knowing how to word it or put into words what I enjoyed about it

4. NANA has been my latest Manga obession though has recently gotten to meladramatic for me. while I do plan on reading more I need a break, I was planing on reviewing this one as a "glimps into" or "just started" kind of mini thing but just never really got around to it even though I did have much to say on it. I might still write a review of sorts but right now where it's headed it would be more a vent post about characters actions or in actions rather then a reason to read it or an anlyzing type review (also my library system doesn't have vol 9, 13-21 so I'd have to hold off anyway)

5. Also been reading Attack on titan, Cardcaptors sakura and Twin sepia For the later I reviewed the first books in the series so there was no need to review the others for the first AOT actually gave me nightmares but I still want to read them all, they gave me nightmares and also a few of the books are slow paced so I tend to take a break from them also I read them out of order (3-2-1-4 to whatever number I stopped at) so reviewing them didn't even cross my mind.

Lots of TV, and I have been active but just not much to say I know with "Sinner" this will change and I'll get my groove back perhaps I will do like what The page Sage is doing (see here) and start reviewing them according to my interest and in finding myself I'll pick out points that really popped out at me or I could try a different format depending on the book and how I liked or didn't like it

I'm working it out and I think part of it is I want to clean up my blog a bit. However whatever the case may be one thing is for sure, you have a sinner and a girl inlove with a sinner to thank for my return. Thank you yet again Maggie Stiefaver for getting me back into blogging

Monday, June 9, 2014

Animenext 2014

I thought Anime next was going to be the same as last year, memorable but nothing that could be blogged about really. I was wrong, similar to how I guessed two characters wrong the one day but I digress.

Before going to the con I had a list of characters I wanted to see.
-Hiccup from HTTYD (or Any HTTYD character)
  • Any attack on titan character
  • Elsa from Frozen/Any frozen cosplay
  • Danny phantom cosplay

I also wanted to get 100 pictures, and see what I could get for free instead of buying anything due to wanting to save for eaither my trip in september or eventually living with my boyfriend.
All my goals were met and then some, I saw so many elsa cosplays, so many Attack on titan, and a really really good toothless cosplay (and a toothless cosplay I couldn't get a picture of).
This year was hot and stuffy and there were a few accidents (one girl on a streacher, one guy passed out cold in the heat, firetrucks had to come and get people out of a stuck elvator, then suppostly bad things happened at the rave). The bigger this con gets the better a location they will have to find.

I watched a lot of HGTV and the Hotel channle was Anime! So yeah it was a really good con, I got lots of pictures bought nothing and got a free comic book a MLP comic no less . And while I didn't buy anything at artist ally I got so inspired to work on my own projects and find doll meets in my area and take pictures of Tabatha and sew for Tabatha again.

I also saw and was licked by an adorable big pomeraine while at anime next, But yeah over all it was a great great year and now I can't wait to get though all those buissness cards and such.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A taste of AP system

I didn't post this here becuse I felt it was to anxiety and not enough book related to warrent a post here. hopefully if I can get all these things in order this should be fun

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

AP System coming soon

Hey there my fallowers, I never realized how well slow I've been regarding my blog lately, I'm going to an anime conventon this weekend so I won't be able to do much on it now, but I plan for this summer to hand my blog over to two characters of mine and just let them have run of the place, this includes book and manga reviews, I hope that in doing this I'll get back into reviewing more.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BR: The midnighters touching darkness

The midnighters touching darkness

When I tired explaining this book to my mom she replied with “it sounds boring” the more I thought on it the more I realized she was right. This series is not plot friendly, if you are a deep plot loving reader then the midnighters is not the series for you.

I read “The midnighters: secret hour” April 23-27th 2010. April 2010 let that sink in. In four years the ending still stuck out to me so I thought “why not finish the series then?” Reading book two made me realize why book one stuck out to me for four years.

The characters.

Guys this book is so character driven the plot could have been about finding a lost cat and it wouldn't have mattered. Melissa, Rex, Dess, Jonathan, Jessica all these amazing wonderful characters.
I wish we had gotten more of the five of them together as well as more on Melssia and rex's shared past the jumps from midnighter to midnighter leaveing so much open was frustrighting as really Melissa and rex's dynamic and how dess fits into their friendship was the best part.

If I had to complain about one aspect of the book it was the switching. More to the point the breaks something will happen then its 12:00am midnight or something will almost be revealed but then nope 8:45am the next day I wanted to know more about Rex's tramatic past, or melissa and him as friends rather then the jumping around.
The idea of a hybrid....could have gone better. While the characters were the strong point the plot was full of questions and holes and conflict. You spent more time running with the other midnighters then them as a unit a group a messed up team so the plot suffered for that

My rating: 3.5. I gave it a four on goodreads since they don't do halfs.