Sunday, April 24, 2016

A Word



Hello, readers!
I wrote this story in my free time. I hope you like it






Monica opened her eyes and moaned. She felt the world slowly away beneath her.  
She turned sideways averting her eyes from the unfamiliar sky, and gasped.
A boy was next to her. On a boat. In the ocean.


THEY WERE ON A BOAT.


The boy's eyes widened. His mouth was gagged. Then, Monica realized, so was hers.
They were bound and gagged. On a boat. In the middle of the ocean. Monica wondered who would do this. It seemed PERFECTLY REASONABLE to wake up on a boat with a stranger. Perfectly reasonable. She sighed. As if her life wasn’t stressful enough already, what with her friends teasing her about… What had they been teasing her about?


Then the boy nudged her foot. He had freed his hands! She was suddenly filled with hopelessness. The boy would leave, and then she would be left to starve. To death. On a boat. In the middle of the ocean.


But suddenly her hands were unbound as well, and the boy stepped silently around to her front. The boy squinted at her. She simply stared back. They both looked around, their minds following parallel lines of thought. There was only a knife, left carelessly sitting on the edge of the boat. Without speaking, they could tell there was no food. There was no fresh water. They would starve here, and die of dehydration before that.


Unless...


Monica motioned to the water, and made a motion that the boy understood meant jump. His forehead creased with concern, and he shook his head hurriedly. He couldn't swim. At that moment, Monica decided to remove her gag.
"Not swim," Monica whispered, her voice hoarse from shouting words she couldn't remember. The boy fiddled with his gag until it fell to the deck of the boat.
"What...?" he replied, his voice just as strained. "I can't hear you."
Monica took a few unsteady steps toward him until they were inches apart.
She leaned toward him.
And whispered in his ear.
"We should jump."
His dark eyes showed confusion and worry, a mix that accentuated his sharp nose.
"There are sharks..." he said, his voice scratchy, doubtful.
"We'll die either way."
He squinted over Monica's shoulder. The sun had risen and menacing shadows danced at the corners of the horizon. Then he nodded.
Together, they walked to the edge of the boat.
"After you," the boy grinned.
Monica smirked at him and stepped onto the rail.
Pain.
A smooth cool burning in her back.
She crumpled to the deck, barely able to wimper.
The boy was standing over her.
A knife in his hand.
Blood dripped.
Her blood.
Then a warm, salty drop hit her nose. He was crying.
He mouthed the words,
"I'm sorry."


Monica closed her eyes. And suddenly remembered the word she'd screamed. It was STOP.


And then another word popped into her head.
It was a horrible word.
She hated it already. She didn't want her last memory to be this word. So she opened her eyes, and asked the boy for his name.
He whipped his head back to look at her. "Ran--"


Then she heard no more.


Many days later, Randal ran out of food. He spent his days working, as it kept his mind off of what he had done. But when he realized his horrible act wouldn't even support him, he stopped.
He knew how he'd gotten the food, no matter how he tried to forget.
He swore he never would have done it again. He told himself that he was better than that, that something had gone wrong. He said that if he had a chance, he would have made a different choice.
But the harshest of his realities was not what he had done.
He kept it a secret even from himself.
But somehow he knew, that if he could change the past... He wouldn't.
Dark.
Light.
Dark.
Light.
This was His life.
He knew not of who He was.
He only knew Hunger.
And a Thirst so much worse.
He could not shed tears over what he had done.
And a Word.
The Word.
The horrible Word.
He hated it, partly because he knew it Was a part of him now. Anything so like Him should be hated. And he sighed. His eyes closed. Slowly. Slowly.
He didn't want the Word to be His last, but He knew He deserved it. He exhaled. And with the breath, came the Word.
The Word raced through His once-proud mind. It had won.
It slithered into His mouth, into His eyes, into his Heart. It grasped His tattered soul and dug in, taking all It could in Its final moments. He shook as it left Him. He had cursed all that he knew.
He was almost glad.
It had lost its power over Him, for He too had been holding on.
He pitied the poor soul who it would leach upon next.
And then he slept for the first time in many days, but the last time, without caring if it was.

Well, that's that. I hope you enjoyed it! Let me know what you think in the comments!
You're a human, maybe you could tell me... What is the significance of a rubber duck?


Phillip

The Gone Novels

Hello, loyal readers!

If I have any of those yet. I hope I do. If so, thanks a million, you wonderful human beings! 

This week's post is about the first few novels of the Gone series. I began reading the series this week, beginning with Gone, and am currently reading the second book, Hunger.

The series begins with a shocking twist: All of the people over 15 in Sam's Temple's small town of Perdido Beach, known as Fallout Alley, disappear! As if this isn't maddening enough, the town is suddenly surrounded by an impassible "bubble", cutting them off from the outside world. It's up to Sam and his companions Edilio, Quinn, Astrid, and others to keep the world running without the firm hand of the establishment to support them. Making Sam's job harder are the other teens, such as Caine, a charismatic boy from the badly reputed private school nearby, and a group of local bullies, who vie for control of the newly-christened FAYZ (Fallout Alley Youth Zone).

Sam is barely keeping up with the stress of being an "adult" and hiding a secret that could change how the world sees him (No spoilers!), when sightings of strangely evolved animals begin to circulate, and it seems like other children may be harboring a secret much like his own! Problems escalate, and tensions build until it seems like a confrontation with a rival leader seems inevitable. With Sam's 15 birthday approaching, meaning his disappearance from the FAYZ, he has to figure out a way to save the town from his nemesis and his disappearance before it's too late.

The series, so far, is rather similar to the Stephen Kind novel Under the Dome, but with a cast of characters comprised entirely of children. However, the fantasy elements are original, and the character development is exciting. This author, Michael Grant, isn't afraid to take his characters into the darkest places of their minds, no matter how they turn out. If an author isn't afraid to create a character you hate, it's because they're good at what they do. Very good.

Well, that's my first real book review! Tell me, how did I do? Any tips you book lovers would like to share? Let me know in the comments!

Some people say time is a strict progression of cause to effect.

Phillip

10 facts about me (Jorina)


1. I’m a Gryffindor
2. I’m the daughter of Athena/Apollo 
3. I’m going to 2 Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter in the summer (stay tuned for posts about that)
4. I play 7 different instruments
5. I’m involved in 12 different sports
6. I’m very indecisive (see #2)
7. I have been to every Disneyland in the world
8. I belong to a lot of different fandoms, including Harry Potter (The cursed child July 31st), PJO   (The hidden oracle May 3rd), PLL, the Phandom+ other YouTube ones, Divergent, The Selection (The Crown May 3rd) there’s more, but I can’t seem to remember right now. (Plus now you know where I’ll be on May 3rd J)
9.  My tumblr user is thefandomllama and my 2nd Instagram (not personal) is @jorinavslife, please go like the 2nd most recent pic to help me get fandom merch!
10. Last but not least, I love junk food, candy, and basically all food in general.
-Jorina

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Books that I Must Read Now but Can't Because I Have to Wait 24 Hours Till I go Back to School.

Hi People!
Here is a list of many books that I want to read but can't. These books are all published. (I will read them in this order)
Edit: These books will have to wait because I am currently reading Magician by Raymond E. Fest.
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce
  • Derlirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  • Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce
  • Gone by Michael Grant Edit: I finished this whole series, review coming soon. 
  • Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffery Cranor
  • A Court of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Hmmm I actually thought this list would be longer! That is a surprise. I haven't read any of these books yet, and I will, but first I have to decide which one to read first!
Happy Reading!
-Hanna

    All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

    Hi Everyone! I have another book review for you today!

    I have to admit that when I first saw this book in a bookstore, I dismissed it as a random book that I didn't want to read (keep in mind that the back of the book has not much information), but when I was looking for a book to get me out of my book slump, this was just what I needed. All the Bright Places is about a girl and a boy, popular girl Violet, and class weirdo, Finch. After a weird event, that takes place on the school roof, Violet and Finch start and unlikely friendship. They partner-up for a History project, and discover many new places together in their small hometown.  But perfect Violet has deeper feelings than she shows and Finch might not be so happy as he seems. Join me and many other readers on this wonderful journey, that will make your heart race, your head go into the clouds, and many feelings to race through your heart and soul. I rate this book 4.5/5 bookish badges and that's only because of... If you like John Green novels, then I definitely recommend you read this novel. Hope you enjoy this book!
    -Hanna
    NOTE: This book addresses suicide, if you are uncomfortable with such things, do not read.

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Welcome to My Life

    Hi People!
    Currently I can't type so here's a taste of my horrible writing. Tell me what you think! This is a completely random story idea so yeah...

    Welcome To My Life, a short story by Hanna.

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    Thanks for reading!
    -Hanna

    All About Me! ~Kiwi~

    Hi people of the internet. I guess, if you want to learn about me, Kiwi (not my real name haha)! So, I'm in... *counts* 26 fandoms! Thats... a lot.. Even I wouldn't do that. Well, I just did, so I would do that. My main fandoms are Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, POKEMON, and all my anime fandoms. I'm a bird/fruit (the native Kiki-Becky) and I'm a daughter of Janus, and proud 3rd year Slytherin. My languages are, Pig-Latin, Sarcasm, English, Emoji, Fangirl, little bit of Spanish and Korean. Thats too many. *flips hair* I guess you could say I'm talented. *wink* I love to read, write (writing a Harry Potter fanfiction rn c;) watch TV, play video games (Minecraft anyone?), play softball, snowboard, fangirl, and I play the Tenor Saxophone in band. My friend invited me to join her blog, and I love books, so why not post on a place forcing people to read amazing books?
    ~Toodles~
    Kiwi
    or
    Kiki
    or Kiki-Becky
    I don't really care.
    <3

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    Why Gryffindor is Amazing

    Hi Viewers! We are starting a house pride series. First up, the most amazing, my personal house, the brave and bold house of GRYFFINDOR! And so begins the house pride series.
    1. Our house mascot is the lion. Who doesn't like a lion!
    2. The famous Harry Potter was in Gryffindor! Another reason why you should want to be a Gryffindor!
    3. We have the best bloody Quidditch team! The best in years they said... We have won the house cup four years in a row, beating Slytherin's 3.
    4.  Our guardian of the common room, the wonderful Fat Lady will catch you up on the latest gossip.
    5. Anyone can be a true Gryffindor! Hence Neville Longbottom.
    6. You don't have to be brave all the time. You just need to conquer your fears.
    7. Our house colors are scarlet and gold! Gold is the color of first place!
    8. Albus Dumbledore was in Gryffindor. And everyone knows he was one of the greatest headmasters ever to work at Hogwarts.
    9. Our head ghost, Nearly Headless Nick (or Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington as he wants you to call him) is definitely one of the most er... unique ghosts at Hogwarts.
    10. There have been many different Gryffindors throughout the years, but they are all different. We aren't all brave, bold, chivalrous, and stereotypical!
    11. You have friends who will stand up for you!
    12. There are many natural leaders in this house!
    13. You will fight for good things!
    14. People in this house never give up, and never back down.
    15. We are the best house at Hogwarts! In my humble opinion at least..
    16. We have the most comfortable common room!
    17. J.K. Rowling, Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood in the HP movies), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in the HP movies), Rainbow Rowell (Author of Carry On, Fangirl, and Eleanor and Park), Katie Leung (Cho Chang in the HP movies), Dan Howell (All of you in the Phandom), and Liam Payne (He's apparently a singer, got that from pottermore wiki, idk who he is) are all in Gryffindor.
    18. Everyone in Gryffindor is special. We all are good at something!
    19. Our head of house is amazing. Currently, its rumored to be Professor Longbottom, but McGonagall was pretty amazing too! She's rumored to be headmaster now.
    20. We can be smart, cunning, and kind too! Gryffindor is made up of many people, all of which are something other than just brave.
    If that's not enough for you then I don't know what is! I had to really break out my inner Gryffindor for this. +Chloe K. is writing a really long Ravenclaw one, we'll have the Sltytherin one up soon, and  one of our guest writers is writing the Hufflepuff one too so look out for those! Remember viewers, your Hogwarts house is the sorting hats decision. ;)
    -Hanna

    Why Ravenclaw is Amazing

    Hi viewers! We are starting a house pride series, and next up is my personal favorite, and also Amy's, Phillip's and my house, the intelligent, sharp, witty, wise, and unique RAVENCLAW!

    Ravenclaw has been shadowed by Gryffindor, but there is more to this amazing house than you might think. Everyone says that Ravenclaw's only talent is being smart, but there are a lot more qualities a Ravenclaw has than just being brilliant.

    1. Ravenclaws like to think outside the box.

    I mean, look at Gilderoy Lockhart, for example. Yes, I know that erasing someone's memory is bad, but imagine what he must have thought to come up with this idea?! Like you don't just wake up and think "Oh, since I can't do anything brave, why don't I just wipe other people's memories and take their credit," do you?!

    2. Ravenclaws are unique.

    Lets take a look at Luna Lovegood. In the Order of the Phoenix when Luna is introduced there is a quote (that I can not put on here because Hanna banned book quotes), that says that she gave an aura of distinct dottiness. What in that quote doesn't scream that she is unique?!

    3. Getting into the Ravenclaw Common Room sounds really cool!

    You answer a question, that usually only Ravenclaws can answer. I mean, look at when harry entered the Ravenclaw common room. He still needed LUNA to answer the question!

    5. Ravenclaws like to speak their mind.

    Ravenclaws can be surprisingly outspoken. I know that when ever I get the chance to speak my mind, I will!

    6. Ravenclaw's crest is amazing!

    Lets look at it for a moment.
    See! The crest looks amazing doesn't it?

    7. Ravenclaw's tower has the best views!

    The windows in Ravenclaw tower looks over the school grounds, the lake, the Qudditch pitch, the forbidden forest, and the herbology gardens!

    8. Ravenclaw has the most clever people!

    After all, Ravenclaw does value intelegence.

    9. Ravenclaws have the most personality.

    You already saw Luna Lovegood, who obviously has the most personality out   of them all!

    10. Most of the greatest wizarding inventors were in Ravenclaw.

    For example, I'm sure you all remember Millicent Bagnold, the Minster of Magic when Harry's Parents died. Did any of you know that she was a Ravenclaw?

    11. Ravenclaws get along with every house!

    Instead of being like Gryffindor and Slytherin, and having a rivalry with another house, we can get along with every single house just fine! Except for test scores and maybe Quidditch.

    12. Ravenclaw is the most interesting house.

    I mean, Ravenclaw's founder has an amazing backstory, Ravenclaw's  ghost has an amazing backstory, Ravenclaw's history is amazing, what more do you need?

    13. Ravenclaw doesn't need a concealed entrance to their common room.

    All of the other houses have a concealed entrance, whether it be behind a painting, hidden behind a brick wall, hidden behind some barrels, but Ravenclaw doesn't need to be concealed, it just has a question you need to answer!

    14. Ravenclaws don't judge people who march to a different tune; on the contrary, they value them!

    For all you people think/know that they are weird, and think that they will be judged, don't worry! As long as you are in Ravenclaw (IDK about the other houses), you won't be judged at all!

    15. Ravenclaws get the right to wear what you like, believe what you want, and say what you feel.

    I know that in some houses, you will be judged on what you believe and how you act, but Ravenclaw doesn't care.

    16. Ravenclaws always get the best scores on tests.

    Well the reason for this is a no-brainer. Ravenclaw is the "smart house"!

    17. Other houses have a locket and cup, but Ravenclaw gets an amazing diadem!

    Slytherin has a locket, Hufflepuff has a cup, but we get an awesome diadem!!!

    18. Ravenclaw wasn't in the books so much.

    So what. Ravenclaws were probably off studying.

    19. Brains beat brawn.

    This is a known fact, especially if you are in Ravenclaw!

    20. Ravenclaw is made of actual words.

    There is no such thing as a Gryffindor, and Slytherin is common slang, and what is a Hufflepuff?!

    Also, +Phillip Meader Yetter  wants me to put that Ravenclaw is amazing because he is in it, but honestly, Ravenclaw is amazing because of all the people in it. Thanks for reading this seriously long post! Always remember, the sorting hat knows best!
    - Chloe K.
    P.S. I wrote a lot because I'm a Ravenclaw its in my nature. Anyway, compared to Hanna's how did I do? I tried my best! Keep a look out for Hufflepuff and Slytherin soon!

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    Hanna's Personal Booklist

    Hi People!
    So since this is a bookblog, I decided to have every author on here create a booklist. I say booklist because who can pick just one favorite book? And so begins my extremely long booklist. (In no particular order of course).
    Actually, that wasn't very long. Oh well. I was going to put every single longish book I've ever read, but then I realized that that would take forever. I've linked some titles to the corresponding book review. Every single one of these books, and their sequels, deserve to be read, and reread many times. I hope every single one of you can at least read 5 books on this list.
    Happy Reading!
    -Hanna

    Monday, April 18, 2016

    Chloe's Personal Booklist

    Well Hanna wanted everyone to make a personal book list, but as I said before, I CAN'T CHOOSE! So get ready for a long read! (This is literally all of the books I read and liked, yes I know I've read more than the number of books I have read here but I can't remember authors soooo)


    And of course there is more, this is list is always changing, after all! Good Luck reading all of these!
    - Chloe K.
    P.S. All the links are linked to the book reviews my fellow authors and I wrote, and those have a complete summary.

    The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann



    The Unwanteds will draw you in on the first sentence. It is probably a book you have never heard of, (unless you know me in real life but...) which I don't get why no one has heard of it, it's amazing. Anyway, The Unwanteds is about a pair of twins, Alex and Aaron Stowe, who are as different as anyone can possibly be. They live in a land called Quill where creativity is a sin. When you turn 13, if you had shown signs of creativity, you have to go to the Great Lake of  Boiling Oil, to be purged, aka killed. When it is Alex and Aaron's day, they find out that Alex is an Unwanted and to be purged, and Aaron is a Wanted, their relationship might never be the same. Alex now has to face the Lake of Boiling Oil, and the Death Farm. But when he gets there, he finds out that there is no lake, nor death farm, but a magical land called Artimé (Ha Phillip I got the é). Artimé is a place which thrives on creativity, and it is a colorful, magical, wonderful place. Alex starts learning the creative magic that they use, and soon becomes very good at it. But, Aaron is slowly gaining more power in Quill, and this might just pin brother against brother in a battle. Maybe somehow Alex will find a way to save both worlds. After all, he is Unwanted, which might be the best thing you can be in this moment.
    5\5 Bookish Badges
    - Chloe K.
    Sources: Unwanteds Wiki, Amazon, My friends.

    About Hanna

    Hey everyone! I finally got around to doing an about me page. I’m @the_demigod_who_lived and @_my_bookish_life_ on Instagram. Welcome to my bookblog! I’m a girl and for obvious reasons I can’t reveal my age. I’ll give you a hint though, I’m still in school. I’m a fangirl (ha now you all know my gender)I swim (the only exercise I do) I'm a first clarinet in the school band, and a novice violin player. I’m a proud Gryffindor Potterhead, and a daughter of Apollo. I write book reviews for my school newspaper, and most of these book reviews will be from that. I also write horrid fanfiction part time (note HORRID). I hate fake fans, and my friends are really weird, but they are amazing! Some of them will author on this blog. I say OhMyGods instead of OhMyGod and dam instead of damn. I started this just because I spend way to much time reading (I once read 34 hours in two weeks, and that's with school!) and not enough time doing school stuff but I would rather read (who wouldn't). I have just way way way to many OTPs. Also, I dislike nonfiction. There's no plot, a whole bunch of facts, and not enough magic, mystique, fantasy, adventure, and/or mystery. Anyway that's just my opinion. I can tell you for sure that my reviews will be all fiction. Some authors on here might write nonfiction book reviews but that's them. Please don't hate if you don't like our choices. Oh gods I just realized I didn’t put my name. I guess I should tell you that XD. Well, my name is Hanna as you can probably see. I hope you enjoy this blog!
    -Hanna
    P.S. I am the original owner of this blog, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't check out the other authors posts!

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    About Me: Phillip MY

    Hello readers!

    I've realized that you know absolutely nothing about me (aside from my name). If you are to trust my opinions, perhaps you should know more about me first. Beginning with basics, as you will hear me say often, I am a boy. I am a devoted Whovian first and foremost, with my love for the Harry Potter series and Star Wars movies coming in a close second-y, third-ish position. My favorite genre of book is fantasy, and if it has some politicking thrown in, all the better! I don't read a lot of nonfiction -- scratch that, I don't really read nonfiction. I have read one nonfiction book since September. It was called The Number Mysteries. Wonderful book, very interesting. I happened to be reading The Da Vinci Code at the same time, so there were some intriguing tie-ins there. Darn it, I'm on a tangent again. Back to me. I enjoy swimming, writing short stories, school, more school, homework, school-related activities, math, math competitions, writing run-on sentences for fun to see if people notice, and many other things. Such as reading. Is there anything I didn't mention here that you'd like to know? Let me know in the comments, as long as it isn't too personal. I can't go giving away my identity to strangers online, now, can I? That would be irresponsible.


    I hope you enjoy reading mine and my friends' posts!



    Don't eat pears. They're squishy and dribble down your chin. Or so a Time Lord says.


    Phillip

    My Five Favorite Books of All Time

    Hello, all!

    As this is my first post, I figured I should begin with the basics. This is a book blog, so why not tell you about the literature I like? The books I read are an important part of my life, and justly so, as I devote so much time to reading. 

    And thus the list begins.

    In no particular order, of course.

    How can you expect me to decide?!?
    1. Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo: (Yes, I know, there is supposed to be an accent over the second "e", but I attempted, using many approaches, to add an accent, and none of them worked. Thanks, www.blogger.com!) This book, in its unabridged form, contains within its razor-thin pages the story of an ex-convict called Jean Valjean, his adopted daughter Cosette, Inspector Javert, and so many more. What I enjoyed most about this book was the struggle between Jean Valjean and Javert and how each of their characters developed over the course of the book. I would also recommend watching the musical and the movie. WARNING: This is a hefty read, at over 1,000 pages in its unabridged form, and is not meant for people with small attention spans, but is worth it. Fun Factoid: I happen to own 2 copies of this book. 4.5/5 Bookish Badges!                                                                                                                                                        
    2. Mistborn: The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson: This is the third book in the Mistborn series, and the final book of what I consider to be Mistborn's "Original trilogy", which consists of Mistborn, Mistborn: The Well of Ascension, and Mistborn: The Hero of Ages. The trilogy follows the story of Vin, a young Skaa girl who is thrust into a world of politics, intrigue, mystery, and magic when her powers are discovered by a fellow Mistborn. The vivid world created by Sanderson envelops the reader and leaves them wishing for more (Surprise! There's more!).  5/5 Bookish Badges!                                                         
    3. The Stand, by Stephen King: The Stand is a mountainous piece of writing, even in its abridged form. When a terrible disease escapes a government facility, wiping out 99% of humanity, it's up to the survivers to survive against all odds. WARNING: This is another 1,000+ pager (If you haven't guessed, I love reading). Stephen King hits it out of the park once again with this apocalyptic thriller. This read isn't aimed toward children, as there is quite a bit of profanity and inappropriate scenery, but the plot is killer, pun absolutely intended. 4.5/5 Bookish Badges!                                                      
    4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by (drum roll, please...) J. K. Rowling: This book, 5th in the series which you will discover is quite popular on this blog, is a truly beautiful mound of magical deliciousness. For fans of the series, tell me in the comments what YOUR favorite book is. For those of you who haven't been introduced to Harry and his pals, take initiative and get your hands on a copy of The Philosopher's Stone. I'm not condoning threats, armed robbery, or more extreme things... But you all have to read this book. 5/5 Bookish Badges!                                              
    5. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson: This fantasy novel was Sanderson's debut, but you can't tell. The plot is unpredictable, and that's coming from me. I can usually tell where a book is headed. In the kingdom of Arelon, there lies a beautiful city: Elantris. The city of the gods -- or so it was... A strange incident occurred where all the citizens of Elantris were struck by a horrible disease known as the Reod. Then the Reod began ordinary people. Terrified by the afflicted, the people of Arelon chose to banish them to Elantris. With the sudden disappearance of the prince, and a possible invasion on the way, Arelenes are panicked, and it seems that one woman can save them... The wife of their prince. This novel is filled with politics, magic, mystery, and danger. Honestly, I would recommend any and all of Sanderson's books, but so far, this is my favorite. I'm going to break the rules and give it 6/5 Bookish Badges!!!
           This list is changing all the time. What is your favorite book? Let me know in the comments.

           If there's a book you'd like me to read and review, post it in the comments! I'll keep you posted on what I'm reading each week. Make sure to follow me on Google+!

           Allons-y!
           
           Phillip


    P.S. How's my writing? I've never written for a blog before...


    Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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    Red Queen is an amazing book! You will not be able to put it down, until you finish it.
    Mare Barrow lives in a society based on blood. There are two castes, red and silver. The silver blooded people have special abilities, like mind control, being able to see glimpses of the future, controlling metal, and fire control. The reds have no powers, just like you and me. Mare is different. She works as a thief, until one day, she gets caught. She finds out that she has her own power, one that she is not supposed to have. She gets thrown into the world of slivers, and she doesn’t know who to trust. Her blood might just be the downfall of them all. When Mare finds out that there are more people, just like her, she has to make a choice, whether to stay, or leave. She is the one, the one that will change the world. After all, she is the Red Queen.
    5\5 Bookish Badges
    - Chloe K.
    Sources: Amazon


    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


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    If you haven’t read Harry Potter you absolutely MUST! This book has all the amazing components: a villain, heroes, and a prophecy.
        Harry Potter lives with his abusive Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon. He makes weird things happen, like finding himself on the roof of his school, and he doesn’t know how he got there. On his birthday, he finds out he is a wizard, via a letter, and heads off to the wizard school, Hogwarts. He finds new friends, has great adventures, plays a magical sport called Quidditch, and faces a villain.  His magic leads to many wins and losses, but he works them out to his advantage. After all, he is the Chosen One. 
    6\5 Bookish Badges
    - Chloe K.
    Source: Google Images, Emily G.

    About me, Chloe K.

    Chloe K.
                   Hi everyone!
                   My name is Chloe K., and I am a Fangirl, and I run a fandom account on Instagram @halfblood_witch and a book quotes account, @inspirational.book.quotes ! I am crazy, weird, and I have amazing friends who might also post on this blog sometimes. Right now, I'm in the middle of writing a fanfiction! My user is daughter-of-Athena-in-hogwarts so go check it out!! Obviously, I'm a daughter of Athena, and can you guess what my house is? That's right\wrong\whatever RAVENCLAW!!! Which is obviously the best house for obvious reasons. My hobbies are, Reading, Drawing, Writing , Reading, Playing Clarinet, Working on the School Newspaper, Fangirling, Swimming, Shipping, Oh and did I mention Reading? Also, I use oh my gods instead of oh my god, dam instead of damn, and Hel instead of hell (READ PERCY JACKON/MAGNUS CHASE)!!! Oh and just a heads up; if you know me at school, I also write on the school newspaper (as you saw above) and you might notice that some (most) of these posts are also on the newspaper, so have fun! My main fandoms are Harry Potter, and the Percy Jackson Fandom!! Hope you enjoy reading my posts!! Well Hanna wants me to post my favorite books, but well there are so many, I will probably end up filling this whole page, and more, and more, so I'll spare you. Anyway, I guess I could tell you what books to not read, NONFICTION. Its boring, there is literally no excitement whatsoever, and you can read it in what ever order you want! What is the point of a book if there is no beginning, middle, and end!? Well if you like to read nonfiction, I won't stop you. Have fun reading!