Saturday, April 19, 2014

Camp NaNoWriMo FAIL! + More (Update #8)

I failed Camp NaNoWriMo! Dang it! I was doing so good with the first week but then on day 10 I started dragging. I stopped on like day 15. I was a little over 25% done and I just couldn't do it anymore. It was too much for me and I couldn't come up with anything more. On the bright side, I was able to edit eleven chapters. I'm probably gonna finish this book on the next Camp NaNoWriMo or NaNoWriMo in November. I still haven't done a cover yet or a synopsis of it. I'm planning to call the book Blood Red Prophecy but I don't know yet since I'm on chapter twenty. If any of you know or does free book cover designs, please contact me. I am an amateur at doing that.

Let me think, I have not read a book for a while now, but I have been reading. I started reading more on Wattpad and I'm going to say this now, I freaking love it. It consumes most of my reading time. I'm still going to read books like ARCs but not for a while until the stories from Wattpad gets old.

I have seven more weeks and I am done with school. I can't wait for summer where I can finally read BOOKS and not just stories from Wattpad but like legit physical books. So for these seven weeks, I am studying for my AP exams and finals. AHH! AP EXAMS ARE IN FOUR WEEKS AND I AM NOT READY!! I have a practice AP exam on the 22nd of this month which means in three days! I am so not prepared! I really want to do good on this exam!!

So yeah, school is my biggest thing for me right now and getting that perfect GPA. I have like a 4.0-4.05 right now. That's good for my grade right now but I need a 5.0 for universities like Stanford and Berkeley in a few years. I need to stop procrastinating on things which will be difficult but it's worth it!

Wish me luck & happy readings,
 
Jessie x


Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Review

Publication Date: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 409 pages
Source: Bought
Series: The Raven Cycle #1


Synopsis:

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.


Review:

This is my second time reading this and I am freaking in love this this series. I was very hesitant to read this because I didn't like the Shiver series that much and it takes time to get use to Maggie's writing. Plus when I first read this, I did not like it. I almost gave it a two stars. There were many good reviews on it and the whole shipping thing with Gansey and Blue on Tumblr made me want to give this a second chance and I am so happy I did.

I would say give it about 100 pages if you feel like you want to put down this book. It wasn't until for 50 pages for me to get sucked in. I guess what really made me read was Gansey and Blue. The thing with this relationship is complicated. If Blue kisses her true love, he would die and that guy she sees in the spirit thing in the very beginning in the book is Gansey. But later on, the whole concept of the book kept me reading. 

It's multiple point of views but the main one is Blue. She's from a family of psychics. They are actually legit psychics, not fake or scams ones. Blue is the only one not a psychic but she's more of a battery. She enhances their ability more so the readings are more clear and stuff like that. 

Gancey is from a wealthy family but he's not like a typical rich guy. He has these three dedicated friends to help him find this person that's complicated without spoilers and then Blue gets involved. It's all very complicated until you read it.

I am really excited to see where this series will go and how the ending with Blue's true love end up.

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