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Why I Could Not Live at Sanctuary Bay

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I read Sanctuary Bay a little while ago, and while I did LOVE it, I could never live there without constantly screaming my head off. Also, I received a copy of this book from the publisher, and as usual, my opinion is not altered by this in any way, shape, or form. 
The whole "you live on the island until you graduate" concept. At Sanctuary Bay, an elite college-prep school, you live on the island, from freshman year until senior year without leaving to visit family over the holidays. I go to a school that is small and I have a small class. They drive me nuts sometimes and I don't live on the same small island 24/7 with them. People would drive me nuts and I would scream ALL. THE. TIME. The photographic memory of our dear protagonist, Sarah. While it would be AWESOME to have a photographic memory when it came to studying and school, it would suck very badly the rest of the time. We all have memories or incidents that we have forgotten and would not like to remember. Our …

"Stop Being Stupid Celeana." and other gripes about Crown of Midnight

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Idid not like Celaena in this book. At all. She was so full of herself and cocky. "Does your  love for yourself know no bounds?" That quote really shows you how self-centered Celeana was in this book. If she wanted revenge, Celeana would not only kill someone, but she would be a brutal and keep maiming him until he was begging for death. Who does that sound like? Voldemort, that's who.
The writing in this book both made and broke this book. It was slow in the beginning, and had a sagging middle.  Then, in the action scenes, I was glued to the book. The writing could be beautiful, but then could turn around and just be dumb. 
I also HATED the romance in this book. It was extremely cheesy and was so typical. The love triangle is just unnecessary and cliche. I hated the scenes with Choal. They were cringe-worthy. I could handle the scenes with Dorian, but they were still not my favorite. 
I also didn’t like how our wonderful main character kept telling everyone her secret. You…

Quotes Show You A Story (ft. Say What You Will)

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Since I believe that if you pick certain quotes out a story, you will be shown the story, I have now made a new feature for it. Oh, and this Quotes Show You A Story will be focusing on Say What You Will By Cammie McGovern. 
•"Living in a body that limits my choices means I am not a victim of fashion or cultural pressures because there is no place for me in the culture I see." I think this quote really shows you how Amy was perfectly fine with not experiencing life, experiencing what she was meant to experience until the right person came along.  •"Counting was a relief. Almost a pleasure. A way to measure and contain a world that otherwise spun too quickly for him." This quote about Matthew's OCD. He tries to control an imperfect world, and he just can't. He can't control it and when Amy tries, she can't either. I didn't always like how the unrealatable issues were dealt with in this book, but I do really like  this quote. 
"My obvious struggl…

Thoughts on This Song Will Save Your Life

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This Song Will Save Your Life By Leila Sales ★★★★.75 85% 366 pages
Blurb Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski's strong suit. All throughout her life, she's been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing. 
Told in a refreshingly genuine and laugh-out-loud funny voice, Leila Sales' THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.
What I Thought  "I just needed not to be me anymore." -This Song Will Save Your Life, chapter 1
This book immediately grabbed my attention. This Song Will Save Your Life is very different right in the beginning and you can almost never predict what is comin…

What Makes a Classic a "Classic"?

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Have you ever read a classic book and not found it to be AMAZING? I have done this many times. The only time I have ever read a classic and LOVED it to pieces was when I read Anne Frank in fifth grade. As I have changed a lot since then, I don't know if I would enjoy it or love it as much as I did the first time I read. I recently read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and, honestly, I enjoyed Throne of Glass more. 
This brings me to the question, What makes a classic a "classic"? I have read many classics, and they all just seemed okay to me. I think that a "classic" in the world's eyes is a really old book that people really liked when it came out. Or, maybe a "classic" is an old book that has lots of "depth". To me, a "classic" is a book that has good, deep writing and great characters that aren't shallow. A "classic" to me also has a real good meaning that is relevant for many, many years. 
A "classic"…

Why The School for Good and Evil is like Harry Potter

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Harry Potter is awesome. The School for Good and Evil is awesome. Now Let's compare. 
About a school where you learn to use magic, regardless of what house you are in. Everyone, for the most part has the same subjects. You have a slow moving plot for almost the whole book, but it is very interesting. You have an annoying antagonist, Draco Malfoy. Draco Malfoy is basically the most stuck up person you are ever going to meet. He is also the equivalent of someone so racist they want none of a certain race in their school. AND HE WORKS FOR SOME OF THE MOST EVIL PEOPLE EVER. The dialogue is hilarious. and deep. And the writing is funny and thought-provoking. Great character development, even in the villain. You have a great main female character, Hermione, who shows you that you can be smart, have great friends, help save the wizarding world, and kick all the butts at the same time. There is a great 3rd person narrative that gives you some inside info that makes you wonder EVEN MORE. Y…

19 Thoughts That Were Jumbled in My Head While Reading Soundless

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1. I'm like 5 pages in and I already love the sisterly love. CAN YOU SAY CUH-UTE?
YOU GO, FEI, YOU GO! YOU PROECT ZHANG JING!

2. Woah, this book is different. I mean, like, really different.

3. I'm falling asleep. Plot, PLEASE PLEASE pick up already. 

4.  Can I just like bask in the glory that is the depth to this writing?
5. I'm not addicted to this book, what are you talking about?
6.  How am I already on page 100? I've been reading for like 5 minutes. 

7. UGH.. I HATE INSTA LOVE SO SO MUCH!!! Li Wei and Fei, just chill. I get that you grew up together, but you didn't even talk to each other yesterday. 
8.  GET THE TYPICAL YA TROPES OUT OF THIS BOOK NOW!!!



9. Gosh, THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE CLIMAX, Why is this lulling me to sleep?
10. Li Wei is so cute. 
11. I wish a guy would do all this stuff for me. 
12. Ha, that's never going to happen. 
13. Fei just developed. How did THAT happen?
14. HOW DO PEOPLE DRAW?? I can draw a stick figure, does that count?
15. I am…