Red Queen | *Late* Review from a non-fantasy reader.

BEHOLD! Red Queen has arrive. and as usual I’m extremely late.

When I say this year started with an awesome book I’m not lying. AT all. I picked up Red

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Red Queen | Published Feb 10, 2015.

Queen as a recommendation from a FB friend and to be honest I did not what to expect. But somehow the world Victoria created managed to lured me in until I had no say in the matter , and although pretty genetic, I fell completely in love with the characters.
Red queen is set into a world in which your status depends on the color of your blood (YES!) and there are only two of those; The Silvers, which were the elite and posses super powers and the ability to control the elements around them and then you had the Reds, who are the lower class making them basically into slave. Mare barrow who is a red to teh bone and has no other prospects than turning 18 and going into the Army until plans get mix up and she ends up working for the royal family as a servant. It’s not until a moment of fear that makes her and makes he unleash something she didn’t know she had. Now she’s not a red or a silver but something else, something new and more powerful. Something to fear. Living a double life she has to play the game she has to idea how to win.
The story line was very well written but I do have to say that it was confusing, The world building was lacking description and at times I felt lost. I think it could be because I couldn’t really understand in which category this book felt. I felt as if was jumping from historical fiction novel to a dystopian and then jumping back to fantasy and in a way it was that. It confined tons of elements from all of my favorite books making into something great. And I do have to say even if it doesn’t have the most original cast and plot I liked it.
Now rating it I’m conflicted, like I said it was well written and the story line entertaining but I just couldn’t stop myself from comparing this book to the hunger games, I.JUST. COULDN’T. and I guess some people have talked about the selection, book I haven’t read, but at the sometime it was different
Through out the story I found myself happy with the main characters choices which was a plus this AUTHOR killed me with her twists and I loved it. Red queen is a book that’s going to leave you guessing and wondering and you’ll love every second of it even if you feel like you read it before which is weird of me haha . I can’t wait for the next book.

Bottom line is this; red queen is light, entertaining, fast paced and confusing at time. It might take you a bit to get into it and you will probably feel like you have read this before. Now while saying this I have to point out that I enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to the next book and to know what the story hold but keep in mind that I I’m just getting into fantasy so the worlds and concepts are very new and entertaining to me.

 

Is it MAY TBR time already!? No way!

I might be one of those people who just thinks the year is going by way to fast, I’m sorry if I am and if I’m constantly repeating that, but man, it is going insanely fast. which means that is TBR time. If you know something about me is that I hate TBRs but I’ve come to the realization that I own too many books and I haven’t touch them so for me to get to them before 2017 I have to speed up the process.

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I didn’t make a huge list of books because I need to get my hands on A Court Of Mist And Fury (It comes out today!) and some other books I plan to read. But for now I have a small pile that I want to share, if you follow me on IG you might’ve seen it but if not, here it is!

The Siren By Kiera Cass

My life next door By Huntley Fitzpatrick

The Infinite Sea By Rick Yancey 

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Letter To That man Who Scared me; I strongly dislike you.

Dear pig man at the grocery store,
I just feel like I need to point out a few things to you. Things that should be ingrained into your human moral but apparently somehow you missed when God gave that out, so here I am; As your personal angel of wisdom,I feel is my duty to point it out a few things since you were very much interested in me yesterday.
Let’s start with the basics here, okay? If you see a girl or a woman or whatever you would describe her (or like you called me “Shorty”) and you find her attractive don’t say things like “DAT ASS IS SMOKING!” or “why don’t you smile more?” and point her out to your friend because I’m 100% sure she doesn’t want to smile at you, she doesn’t want to talk to you and she doesn’t want to be pursued by you.
If you see a woman you like, don’t say disrespectful things like “ Oh need help with those melons?” when she’s reaching for *ding, ding* Melons. or “Is is tight?” when she’s maneuvering a cart full of groceries down an aisle.
If you see a women you desire DO Not follow her aisle after iasle when she clearly is trying to get away from you. Running from you to be exact, making sure to never turn into one of those desolated sections when she has to be alone with you.

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She is not there for your entertainment. Its a public place but her body is not, she should not be feeling creeped out by anyone. Specially not you who as a man you be defending women all over.
Don’t ever make a girl scared of you like you did to me. But most importantly, since I did have to endure one hour of this I want to say thank you.
Thank you for making want to cover every inch of my skin. Thank you for making me feel like I was just one object more on the supermarket for you to buy and test. Thank you for making me nervous, as if I need more of that in my like. But most importantly, thank you for making me afraid. Afraid that in any moment you could act on those words. for making me afraid of being alone. For putting me on a situation where I felt afraid of buying food. And also thank you for making me noticed that I am all I have. That I’m the only one who can and did stood out for myself even when others heard and saw all you said and did.

Did you really think i would be flattered by you? By your words? That I would give you my number? My Safety?  If you’re still wondering, the answer is no.
So yeah, thank you I guess. Just remember, Next time? When you see a girl alone in jeans, sneakers and a sweater In the super market buying Kale? That maybe all she wants is Kale. Not your demeaning words and obscene gesture.

When does this stop? When do men stop?

From: The girl who was basically shaking when she left the supermarket. but since of course I’m “Just  a girl” I will leave further info for you buddy *Resting Bitch Face now*

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The Crown and The Arrow |Renee Ahdied

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Author: Renee Ahdied

Length: 9 Pages!?

Series: The Wrath and the dawn

Publisher: Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Published Date: March 1st 2016

Gender: Romance,Young adult, fantasy & Fiction

Rating: ★★★★★(5 OUT OF 5)

Format: Kindle

   Seventy-one days and seventy-one nights had come and gone since Khalid began killing his brides. This dawn, Khalid would mark the loss of the seventy-second girl, Shahrzad al-Khayzuran. Khalid didn’t know how many more of these dawns he could take. And there was something about this latest girl that piqued his interest. Not only had she volunteered to marry him, but at their wedding ceremony, she had seemed not the least bit afraid. In fact, what he had seen in her eyes was nothing short of pure hatred. She was about to lose her life. Why wasn’t she afraid? Why did she hate him so? He had never before gone to his wife’s chambers before her death at dawn. Tonight would be different.

My thoughts,

So, here’s all I have and will say about this short story. It’s short, way too short. I read it in about 15 minutes. But let me tell you this too,It took me back to the amazing world of the Wrath and the dawn. It showed me, well more like reminded me why I loved Khalid and it just warmed my heart to the fact that in less than two months I will have the next book in my hands. It just gave me enough of an inside to his head to keep me just remembering how awesome he is 🙂

Besides it was free, can’t her better than that. So, my recommendation? Go get it. It’s wroth those 15 minutes.

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I’m So Afraid Of Not Finding Purpose

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When asked the question, “What are you most afraid of?” a bunch of things come to mind. such as being trap in a burning elevator, getting into a car crash, losing someone important, never finding the love of my life and having him love me back. But when I dig deeper, the one thing that sticks out is the fear of not finding my purpose on this earth.

I’m a huge believer that we are here for a reason and that we’re all meant to do great things. Because as small as things are there are part of why we were placed here. So to me the fact that I’m 22 and I still haven’t found that thing that I’m meant to do is scary.

I’m afraid of going on about life doing things for my personal pleasure instead of doing things for the good of the people around me and beyond. I know that might sound like such a “Kids” thing and way of thinking but I do want and believe I , a single person in a world of billions , can do things to change the world. I want in my life to affect at least ONE persons life, for the better. But the thing is that I Haven’t done it so far. And the way that’s gonna happen is still unknown to me.

But even though I’m afraid, and its unknown I just know and have faith that it will happen. No doubt about it. 

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What are you  most afraid of?!

Beyond the Books is a weekly meme hosted at KBK. where she throws out a topic (mostly non-bookish), and you guys blog about it. This is my first time participating and I love it 🙂

 

Happy Release Day |Firstlife By Gena Showalter

        Today is the day. Firstlife is coming out, well more like came out. Ill be honest and say I really didn’t know about this book until last night. at 12. I was into one if those late night Facebook stalker moments when the book trailer from Harlequin Teens popped up and my life was change.

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Where to get it?

To say I was extremely excited is an understatement. I’m super excited. I was hoooked on this. so I’ll leave you the trailer HERE that got me and hope you guys enjoy!

 

 

 

Journey of a 22 year old into 2016?

     I’ve yet to put into perspective the things I learned in 2015. It has take me a while, hence this post almost in February. I haven’t taken the time to stop. to stop and remember all the things that at the time where hardship, all the things that made me cry, that made me laugh, that made me love. I have been scared to really take a moment to appreciate them for what they are.
           Blessings.
I’ve been scared to get hurt by my decisions and dreams.
Ive been ashamed to feel ashamed for some of the things I’ve done.
It was an interesting year. For sure.
      It wasn’t “exciting” in a big way, with the exception of finishing college I can’t say I did great things. I didn’t travel, I didn’t party, I didn’t have multiple heartbreaks, I didn’t finished that book that I wanted,I didn’t enjoyed the beach as much as I could’ve, I didn’t count my blessings, I didn’t… my year was full of I didn’t to be complete honest.
     Its a hard moment when you realize that, but I choose to see it for what it is, a good thing. Because as much as I didn’t do much of the things I meant to do last year, it was such a special year for me and I wouldn’t wish away. At all.
    2015 was a year of firsts. The year of finally looking into my life and realizing that changes needed to happen. And like people say, sometimes you really need to touch rock to sometimes acknowledge that, it took my own body telling me it couldn’t take it anymore to finally opening these eyes. I envy the people who realize and accept and confront their mistakes. I envy those who never had to suffer before making a change. but, and there is always a but, I’m glad I’m not one of those because I, apparently, am one that likes to experience mistakes first hand.

    If there is something I learned in 2015 is that sometimes struggles pay off. On this year I found things in myself that I never knew existed. I got to know and spend time with my thoughts, something I’ve avoided like the plagued since beginning college. but it was time.
Time to face the demons and move forward.
Time to leave the internet and step outside.
Time to say no to that person who came back into my life over and over to pull me down.
Time to open up my self to that other person who saw goodness in me.
Time to realize that friends are fleeting.
To know that family is the most important and that mom is still right ( Painfully so ).
To know that stepping outside your comfort zone is ideal

   This may sound extremely idiotic and\or childish to some, but this could’ve been the year I really saw me for who I’ve become. An almost adult who has no clue what the big world is. The lessons and mistakes will be with me forever and I can only hope that the love and pain of this year will move me into this 2016 with power to compensate. To achieve and enjoy and specially to be happy in my own skin.

    This thing, life, is a journey; a chapter in the grad scheme of things and that chapter was just that, just one tiny of a chapter that cannot be re-written but was the world setting for a great adventure. And i’ ll make a goddamn fun adventure out of it.

Have any of you experience anything similar? Taken 2016 by the horns and made it point to enjoy it?