Posts

Showing posts from 2014

Top 10 Books of 2014... Finished!

Hey guys it’s Meagan and it’s that time of the year… TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2014!!! YAY *APPLAUSE* I tried to keep these books to books that came out in 2014 (except for one book, but I didn’t hear about it until 2014).

And for those who don’t know, I’m revealing these two books at a time. So today I will reveal my 2 and 1 choices! YAY! So sit back and enjoy!

My number 2 pick is The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
This is the sequel to one of my all-time favorite books, The Archived, so I had high expectations for it. And it well surpassed my expectations! The Unbound did everything that a good sequel should do, it had all the things I loved from the first book (characters, an amazing plot, and amazing writing style) and it did them in a new and interesting way. This book also reminded me why I love Victoria Schwab’s books so much (her amazing writing style). Everyone should read this series so they can understand why I love The Archived so much!

And finally, my number 1 pick is Vicious by V.E. Schwa…

Top 10 Books of 1014... Almost Done

Hey guys it’s Meagan and it’s that time of the year… TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2014!!! YAY *APPLAUSE* I tried to keep these books to books that came out in 2014 (except for one book, but I didn’t hear about it until 2014).

And for those who don’t know, I’m revealing these two books at a time. So today I will reveal my 4 and 3 choices, then tomorrow I’ll finally reveal my 2 and 1 choices! So sit back and enjoy!

My number 4 pick is City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
It feels like EVERYONE was looking forward to this book, the finale to The Mortal Instruments series. Cassie had her work cut out for her when it came to wrapping this series up but she did not disappoint. She gave us one long; epic ending that had everything we wanted in it. I feel like this book brought the series back to the writing style and the elements of City of Glass, arguably the second best book in the series, only topped by Heavenly Fire!
My number 3 pick is The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen
This book came out …

Top 10 Books of 1014... Still Continued

Hey guys it’s Meagan and it’s that time of the year… TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2014!!! YAY *APPLAUSE* I tried to keep these books to books that came out in 2014 (except for one book, but I didn’t hear about it until 2014).

And for those who don’t know, I’m revealing these two books at a time. So today I will reveal my 6 and 5 choices, then tomorrow I’ll reveal my 4 and 3 choices, and so on… So sit back and enjoy!

My number 6 pick is In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken
Another one of my most anticipated books of 2014, this is the finale of The Darkest Minds trilogy. This book didn’t disappoint. It brought the series back to a slower pace that The Darkest Minds had and I really liked it! It had great characters, a great plot, and a great ending! If you haven’t read this series you really need to.
My number 5 pick is The Young Elites by Marie Lu I’ve been waiting for this book for so long! I love Marie Lu’s Legend series so when I heard about this new series I was really excited. Like all the other …

Under-hyped Book of the Week... Week 2

Image
Hey guys and welcome to Under-hyped book of the week... week 2! The weekly post where I talk about some of my favorite underrated books This week I'm gonna talk about Slated by Teri Terry... 

Kyla’s memory has been erased, her personality wiped blank, her memories lost forever. She’s been slated. The government claims that she was a terrorist and they are giving her a second chance—if she plays by their rules. But scenes from the past haunt her as she tries to adjust to a new life, family, and school, leaving her unsettled. Who is she really? And if only criminals are meant to be slated, why are so many other teens disappearing? As she and her friend Ben seek answers, Kyla is torn between the need to know more and her instinct for self-preservation. -Amazon.com summary

This is a great series for anyone who loves Dystopian! It's a very different and more realistic Dystopian. It also has lots of Dystopian elements for anyone who likes that. And it has different elements from diff…

Top 10 Books of 1014... Continued

Hey guys it’s Meagan and it’s that time of the year… TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2014!!! YAY *APPLAUSE* I tried to keep these books to books that came out in 2014 (except for one book, but I didn’t hear about it until 2014).

And for those who don’t know, I’m revealing these two books at a time. So today I will reveal my 8 and 7 choices, then tomorrow I’ll reveal my 6 and 5 choices, and so on… So sit back and enjoy! 

My number eight is The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin This was one of my most anticipated books of 2014 so I had very high expectations for it. This book had pretty much everything I wanted in it (great characters, answers, and a good ending). This book still had a few pacing issues for me but it still did more than justice to the series and I will read whatever Michelle does after this.

My number seven is White Space by Ilsa J Bick
This was a book that I found just randomly right after it came out. The premise sounded really interesting so I bought it immediately and read it.…

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies Movie Review

Image
Hey guys it’s Meagan and today I’m here to talk about The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.
I want to start this by saying that I have read The Hobbit book but that won’t really play into if I like the movie because, it’s a movie. I also wanted to say that I have not seen any of the Lord of the Rings movies, but we’ll bring that up later.
So I’d say that this was a good one-time watch but I don’t see myself rewatching it for any reason unless it’s just TV and I have nothing better to watch. But I would say that it was my favorite of The Hobbit movies and the one that I had the most fun with.
My main problem with the other two movies is that they have to stretch scenes that should be four or five minutes at max, out to be ten minute scenes because they need the run time to be long enough. Then by the time said scene was over, I just didn’t care about what was happening anymore because it had been going on for so long. But luckily I feel like they didn’t have near as much of that in this …

Top 10 Books of 1014... The Beginning

Hey guys it’s Meagan and it’s that time of the year… TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2014!!! YAY *APPLAUSE* I tried to keep these books to books that came out in 2014 (except for one book, but I didn’t hear about it until 2014).

And the way I’m going to do this is by revealing two books at a time. So today I will reveal my 10 and 9 choices, then tomorrow I’ll reveal my 8 and 7 choices, and so on… So sit back and enjoy! 

Number 10 is... Shattered by Teri Terry
After the second book in this series I couldn’t wait for the third book. And it didn’t disappoint! It had everything I wanted from a last book; continued plot, great characters, good wrap up. This is a great series for anyone who wants a more grounded and realistic SCI-FI/ dystopian.


Number 9 is... We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
There’s not much I can say about this book that won’t be too much, but just know that it grabs you almost immediately with it’s interesting characters and plot and keeps you reading to the last page.
Hope you enjoyed my number n…

The 100 TV Discussion

Hey guys it’s Meagan and today I’m here to talk about The 100 (the TV show!)
So, for anyone who doesn’t know, The 100 is a book by Kass Morgan that was made into a TV show by The CW. If you would like to know about the book and my thoughts, you can click HERE and go to my review. But on this post I will be talking about the show and there will be minor spoilers. Also, if you are wondering if you should read the book or watch the show first, I’d say to read the book and then watch the show, because the show covers the first book in one episode before doing its own thing.
First I wanna say that I love the TV show! I love that The CW took a good concept and just ran with it. Sadly this means that they also changed and added characters (the best example of this being Bellamy and Finn) but I’m okay with this too. I just have to look at the show as a different thing from the book.
Now back to the example of Bellamy and Finn, Bellamy was probably my favorite character in the book (aside from C…

The 100 Review

Image
Hey guys it’s Meagan and today I’m here to review The 100 by Kass Morgan
*Also, this is a review of the book, not the TV show, I will have a discussion about the show up soon, since I’ve seen that too*
In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth's toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland... before it's too late.
Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet they've only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. But they're haunted by their past and uncertain about the future. To survive, they must learn to trust - and even love - again. -goodreads.com summery
Rating I’d say…

Writing Update

Hey guys it’s Meagan and today I’m here to do a writing update!
So the last time I did one of these I had just started writing my current work in progress which I think I’m now going to call Elementa. Now I have 15 pages and 4,310 words. I am still very confident about this story and am loving writing it! I can’t wait to share more updates with y’all!
Keep reading…
BYE!!!

Insurgent Trailer Thoughts

Image
Hey guys it’s Meagan and THE INSURGENT TRAILER DROPED TODAY!
Okay so before I get into talking about the trailer I thought I’d share a little background. I didn’t love the Divergent movie, but I definitely didn’t not like it! I thought the director and actors did a good job and it was a solid movie. I even had some hope for Insurgent! Then the teaser trailer came out and I was like ‘Okay, they’re doing something different. That’s cool!’ But the more clips were released, the more I noticed small things (that I will get into later), but more importantly I noticed that the style felt completely different from Divergent; there was no way this was the same guy who directed Divergent. So I looked it up on IMDB and, what do you know! It’s a new director! I looked at his filmography and it looked like a lot of mediocre and some bad. There go a lot of my hopes for this movie! But when I got home from school today, I still took out my phone and watched the trailer. Below are my thoughts.
So this …

It's Monday, What are you Reading (12/7)

Image
Hello everyone! It’s Monday and I haven’t done one of these in a while! It’s time forIt’s Monday, What are you Reading?:)
So I’m currently reading two different books! The first book is Minutes Before Sunset by Shannon Thompson. The author sent me this book for review and I am currently loving it! I can’t wait to finish it and be able to talk about it in a review with y’all.
The next book that I’m reading is The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare! I have been looking forward to reading this for so long and I’m finally getting a chance to read it! I also can’t wait to finish this book and be able to share my thoughts with y’all.
Keep Reading…
BYE!!!

November/ December Book Haul

Image
Hey guys it’s Meagan and today I’m here with a quick November/ December book haul!




Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Comment and let me know!
Keep Reading! BYE!!!

Unread Books!

Image
Hey guys it’s Meagan and today I’m here with a post about unread books!
So we all have unread books on our shelf just staring us in the eye but, for some reason, we continue to buy new books and ignore the unread ones. Today I thought I’d share some of my unread books with y’all!



So that’s some of my unread books! Comment and tell me some of yours! Or tell me what you thought of any of the books mentioned above. Keep Reading… BYE!!!

Popular TV Shows

Hello guys it’s Meagan and today I’m here to talk about something that is actually not book related… TV shows!
Today I wanted to talk about TV shows and how I always tend to watch the popular TV shows years after they are at their peak. I realized this recently when I was looking at the date that Lost originally aired and realized that it was ten years ago. I am just now getting around to watching Lost on Netflix. Another show I watched way after it aired was Firefly. This is a HUGE cult classic show so I had to watch it and I just never got around to it until recently, twelve years after it aired. A show that is still, kind of in its peak that I recently got around to watching was Supernatural, and while this show is still producing episodes, I feel like its peak was around seasons four and five. A really recent show that caught on that I never thought would catch on was Once Upon A Time. I stayed away from this one for a while because I figured it wouldn’t catch on, but what do you k…

Anomaly by Tonya Kuper! Review and Giveaway!

Image
Hello and welcome to my stop on the Anomaly by Tonya Kuper book tour! If you scroll down you’ll see my review and a tour wide giveaway, or you can click here to find the other amazing hosts!

Review              Reality is only an illusion. Except for those who can control it…
Worst. Birthday. Ever. My first boyfriend dumped me – happy birthday, Josie!- my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening… Like I make something materialize just by thinking about it. When hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Like, everything. Who I am. My family. What really happened to my brother. Existence. I am Oculi, and I have the ability to change reality with my thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and pr…

The End of NaNoWriMo, The Beginning of a New Novel!

Hey guys, it’s Meagan and today I’m here with writing new! *gasp!* I actually wrote something! Crazy, I know! But the truth is, this news is actually just about me finishing an outline, so, not as impressive.
But, as stated above, this past week I kind of ditched NaNoWriMo to outline a new idea that has been eating away at me for a while now. So I sat down and started outlining. I sat myself at my computer all Thanksgiving break and wrote. I wrote until I had 7 pages and 3,000 words filling them. Then I felt so confident about the story that I immediately started writing the story and I’m now 600 words in! The reason I wanted to share this with y’all is because, this is the most confident I’ve ever felt about an idea of mine and I feel like it could go somewhere! Below will be a one sentence synopsis of the novel for anyone who is curious.
"A girl with the newfound ability to manipulate the wind gets caught in-between a war between two powerful groups with element based abilities.&…