Bookish MASH!

If you don’t know how MASH works(Was the rock you lived under comfortable?), basically you list these categories(Husbands, Homes, Transportation, etc…) and have four options in each category, two good, two bad.(And yes, I cheated a little in the husband category…) Then you ask someone to tell you when to stop and you make a bunch of lines on a piece of paper. Use the number of lines to count all the listings and stop and cross of one listing when you reach the number.

Here are my lovely little categories!

   
   
My mom was a little confused about when she was supposed to say stop, so it went a little long… 

 
At the very least, my love life is successful!

  
At least it’s a shack with Percy Jackson…

  
If you’ve read Legend by Marie Lu, you know that Antartica in that book is freaking awesome.

 

I have nothing positive to say about this… 

 

THIS IS MY DREAM AMOUNT SO PERFECT

   
Wings = I’m a fairie. That, or Rowan will carry in me in his arms and transport me places, which I really don’t have a problem with.

  
That’s it! Give it a try, it’s so much fun!

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Hello, I Love You | Book Review

Title: Hello, I Love You

Author: Katie M. Stout

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Rating:

   

A teen escapes to a boarding school abroad and falls for a Korean pop star in this fun and fresh romantic novel in the vein of Anna and the French Kiss.

Grace Wilde is running—from the multi-million dollar mansion her record producer father bought, the famous older brother who’s topped the country music charts five years in a row, and the mother who blames her for her brother’s breakdown. Grace escapes to the farthest place from home she can think of, a boarding school in Korea, hoping for a fresh start.
She wants nothing to do with music, but when her roommate Sophie’s twin brother Jason turns out to be the newest Korean pop music superstar, Grace is thrust back into the world of fame. She can’t stand Jason, whose celebrity status is only outmatched by his oversized ego, but they form a tenuous alliance for the sake of her friendship with Sophie. As the months go by and Grace adjusts to her new life in Korea, even she can’t deny the sparks flying between her and the KPOP idol. 
Soon, Grace realizes that her feelings for Jason threaten her promise to herself that she’ll leave behind the music industry that destroyed her family. But can Grace ignore her attraction to Jason and her undeniable pull of the music she was born to write? Sweet, fun, and romantic, this young adult novel explores what it means to experience first love and discover who you really are in the process.

A big thank you to St. Martin’s Griffin Press for sending me this book! 

Unfortunately, I didn’t love this book as much as I had hoped. To be blunt, this book was awful.

The writing was poor. Very, very poor. There were overused expressions and situations that were just written badly. I really couldn’t get into the book at all because of it. The interactions often felt extremely fake. Much of this book felt that way, actually.

Grace was an insanely frustrating character. I found her to be incredibly immature and childish. She complained all the time, and all of these qualities are not ones you want to find in the main character of a book.

The story arc and plot line was boring and so many situations would never happen in real life. I couldn’t get into this book at all.

This book felt very unrealistic, fake, and just ridiculous. Though I must say there were some little things I enjoyed, overall this book was a big thumbs down.

The Assassin’s Blade | Review

Title: The Assassin’s Blade

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Rating: 5/5 STARRSSSSSS!!!!!!!

Contains all five novellas.
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out. 

I couldn’t read the last 20 pages through all the tears. I knew it was going to happen and I tried not to get attached, but it was still so—sad. Just sad.

Let’s just take a moment for the writing style. 
Thank you.
Though it’s a collection of novellas, they were all intertwined and connected in one giant spiderweb of a plot, so it was basically just a prequel. Though each little novella did have its own little adventure, so I’ll review them separately. 
The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
THIS ONE WAS REALLY REALLY GOOD. It had the classic arrogant Celaena elements with a really fun adventure to read. This is also where you start to love Sam—OH NOOOO I CAAAAAAN’T I NEED TO GO CRY
The Assassin and the Healer.

Meh. This one was a little dull, and it really didn’t capture my attention at all. I felt like the story arc in this one was a little on the weaker side, and was lacking excitement. It was only 30 pages, though, which is why this book is still AN AMAZING 5 STAR BOOK.
The Assassin and the Dessert
This book was absolutely redeemed in this story!!! We got a epic story with an a epic plot twist and lovely little battle scenes. We really got to dwell on the human side of Celaena which is so so much fun to see! It had all those addictive little elements and twists and turns.
The Assassin and the Underworld 
IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!!!! We got more Sam (pauses to sob) and more disgusting evil. Really, it’s so repulsive that you just can’t reading it. The adventure was utterly kickbutt and heroic and the most action-packed of them all!
The Assassin and the Empire
AHHHHHHH WHYYYYY I JUST CAN NOTTTTT
*sigh*
Tears. That’s all I can say about this one. Tears.
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