Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top 10 Wattpad Stories of 2014

I don't know if you know this but, I read WAY more Wattpad stories than physical books in 2014. It's actually why I was slacking off of book blogging and reading published books. For people who don't know what Wattpad is, its a online and mobile site where you can read many undiscovered and free stories. It has a wide range of varieties. So here is my top 10 Wattpad stories I read in 2014 in no particular order.

1.
This was one of the first stories I ever read and it is so good

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2.
Love the characters, especially Archer

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3.
This is what I wished for to happen to me in real life

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4.
I read a lot of werewolf stories, but this is one of my most favorites

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5.
This one, especially the second one, I cried so much. I just adore the characters and I just want more!

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6.
I probably read this like 4 times already. It's another werewolf story

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7.
Another werewolf story.

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8.
Guess, what? Werewolf story. Okay I swear most of the stories I read on Wattpad is werewolves.

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9.
Okay, not werewolf story. Instead, its in the real world where again, I wished that this happened to me.

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10.
Like Crazy, it says it all in the name. Same here... wish this happened to me IRL.

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Top 10 YA Books of 2014

Most of you know, this year was not my reading year but here it goes. This has no particular order at all.

1.
 Okay I know that this is not a YA book but I HAD to include it!! "Jennifer L. Armentrout gets better and better with every book she writes. I really recommend people to read this book and series." Full review here














2.
Okay, another non YA but also HAD to be on here. LIKE GIVE ME A MILES ARCHER!! HE'S AMAZING, THE STORY IS AMAZING. JUST, GAH!!!















3.
"It was an amazing experience reading the series and falling in love with the characters. Michelle Hodkin summed up the whole series very nicely and I understand what had to be done." Full review here














4.
"It was a very emotional read for me and I don't know if this can be with the fainest of hearts but this book talks about a huge topic and journey of a character who experienced rape." Full review here














5.
"Overall, this sequel is worth checking out and Wicket's story isn't done just yet. So much happened and I do not know what to expect in the third book." Full review here















6.
"LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!" Full GIF review here

















7.
"I really enjoyed this and after than cliffhanger I need to know what happens next." Full review here 
















8.
"It's very bittersweet. I absolutely love this series to pieces and love every single character. It's sad to let them go after three books." Full review here















9.
"So many twist and so many "holy crap" moments. It's a very bittersweet moment but satisfying. I love the ending and it summed up the series very nicely. Definitely love it." Full review here















10.
Again, not YA but I mean, have you read this book? It's so good and so unique and original. I thought I knew what I was gonna go through before reading this but NOPE! Like at first I was like yeah, typical book but then in a few chapters, it hits me like whoa! Never though things in this book would happen and can I just say this for now... can I have a Ridge of my own?

Monday, December 22, 2014

Top Favorite TV Shows of 2014

Counting down my top 10 TV shows that's still on the air. No particular order at all.

1.
Game of Thrones will always be on my list. What I loved about this season was the addition of Prince Oberyn. Such a great series and that ending! 














2. 
This is actually a new TV show and I absolutely love it. I was immediately hooked. It's hard to sort what type of show this is because there's romance, historical fiction, time travel, adventure, drama, etc. Whatever it is, the plot, acting, and overall show is amazing. (Click here) for my full review.














3. 
The acting and the story line gets better and better every episode. I love how they portrayed the Frozen characters perfectly.

















4. 
I will be honest, I was at first very wary about this because I do not like horror at all but this show is just so amazing. It's set in Victorian London and it contains some of literature's most terrifying and characters. My favorite characters is Vanessa Ives, Dorian Gray and Victor Frankenstein but every character in this show is amazing and so complex.













5.
This is the U.S. edition of Shameless. I tried to watch the U.K. version but it did appeal to me like this one and I say the U.S. version is much more dark and intense. The characters in this go through so much crap but they still pull it out. 















6. 
Wowza. This is another amazing show produced by Shonda Rhimes. I am just speechless about this show. It just finished the first part of the first season and it started with a bam, and ended bit it too. 














7. 
This was also a show at first I was wary of but give it like two episodes and you will be hooked. 
















8.
This show just makes me happy. It's filled with geniuses and they are so intelligent but in real life situations it so awkward. I love scenes with Happy and Toby because they liven the show so much.















9.
I've never seen anything like this on TV before and I am loving it. I was so happy when AMC renewed it for a second season.
















10.
I honestly just started this show like two weeks ago and I am loving it. I never thought it would be this good.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd Review

Expected Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Balzer+Bray
Format: ARC
Page Count: 400 pages
Source: Publisher
Series: The Madman's Daughter #3


Synopsis:

After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward—has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s own walls.

Then Juliet uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation—and her own intended role in it—forcing her to determine where the line falls between right and wrong, life and death, magic and science, and promises and secrets. And she must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones, or whether she’ll make her own.


Review:

Juliet and her friends runaway to a mansion in the Scottish moors. There, she is welcomed by servants and staff members who take care of the estate. While at the estate, Juliet gets an odd feeling about some of the staff and feels that some are hiding secrets.

So many twist and so many "holy crap" moments. It's a very bittersweet moment but satisfying. I love the ending and it summed up the series very nicely. Definitely love it.

This book did a decent job at wrapping things up and leaving the readers satisfied, yet wanting more. It's sad to let these characters go and move on.

I really recommend people to read this series. It's such a great YA gothic read filled with twists, romance, horror, and suspense.

ARC provided by Edelweiss and Blazer + Bray

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