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Where have I been? UPDATE

Date: 28th June, 2016

Ummm, hello lovely devoted blog reader who has obviously stuck by me through my extremely varying posts lately. I appreciate you, thank you.

It has now been 3 months since I drafted this post, yes 3 months since I was actually going to post my where have I been schpeal. That’s pretty ironic. But here it is…

First of all, I’d like to apologize for my lack of posts on this platform, even though there’s been around 1-2 posts a month, so I haven’t been completely awol, that’s not good enough to me. Basically, the reason I have been so absent from everything this year is because I’m in my last year of schooling! (cue the party) I’m so excited for that to be done with on November 9th when I finish my last exam (squeals), and then I’ll be annoying all of you with a lot more weird and whacky content. *5o people unfollow right now*

Please stay… hahaha

I miss being able to have the time to sit down and really focus on writing a blog post (the only reason I’m able to do it right now is because I’m on a 2 week break). I also miss having time to be able to take pictures for TheBookGram, which if you’re reading this, I’m guessing is probably where you came from. I haven’t been neglecting that as much as this, but still haven’t been putting out as much as I’d like.

One more thing, I really miss reading. Reading has been a rather foreign concept for me this year. Whenever I’m not super busy with study, I’m usually so tired that I end up watching TV shows, which is in no way a bad thing because that is hugely another passion of mine that has really grown this year. But I wish I read more. I guess it’s no

I guess it’s no ones fault but my own, maybe it’s  schools fault a little though, or a lot.  Reading rarely occurs now without stressful thoughts appearing in my mind that makes me unable to concentrate on what I’m reading. I think that’s why Harry Potter has been such a prominent thing in my life lately, I mean, reading the books for the first time in my last year of schooling is pretty cool.

I just can’t wait to be able to do things guilt free again, and never have to worry about school, or the things that come with it ever again. I’m also kinda excited to try and start creative writing more, and maybe share my stories with you guys.
I apologize for this being a sort of rant-filled update, but hey, if you read this far, I applaud you!

For now, I just want to say thank you so, so much to those of you who have stuck by me through my strange content schedule, etc. I appreciate you all so much, and honestly am so excited to be able to join in more with the community towards the end of the year.

November 9, 4:15 pm, I’m coming for you with everything I have.

Until next time,

Kate XOXO

 

Sisters of blood and spirit by Kady Cross: REVIEW

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THE DETAILS:

Book: Sisters of blood and spirit

Author: Kady Cross

Pages: 270

Read: 10th February, 2016

Rating: 2.75/5 Stars


GOODREADS SUMMARY:

Wren Noble is dead—she was born that way. Vibrant, unlike other dead things, she craves those rare moments when her twin sister allows her to step inside her body and experience the world of the living.

Lark Noble is alive but often feels she belongs in the muted Shadow Lands—the realm of the dead. Known as the crazy girl who talks to her dead sister, she doesn’t exactly fit in with the living, though a recent suicide attempt and time in a psych ward have proved to her she’s not ready to join her sister in the afterlife.

Now the guy who saved Lark’s life needs her to repay the favor. He and his friends have been marked for death by the malevolent spirit of a vicious and long-dead serial killer, and the twins—who should know better than to mess with the dead—may be their only hope of staying alive.


REVIEW:

Plot: 3/5

Characters: 2.5/5

Writing: 2.5/5

 

The rating may seem like I didn’t like this book, but that’s not true, I did like it, I just couldn’t give it a full 3 stars because I’ve read other books that I’ve given 3 stars which I enjoyed more than this one…see my dilemma? Also can I just mention how stunning the cover is?! Anyway, I’ll continue…

I loved the start of this book, and thought It started out very promising, but as I continued reading it just went in a direction I wasn’t really hoping it would go.
The beginning included a school setting, ghosts, and a gripping back story to the characters, all in which I feel was lost after the first 50 pages or so. cries.
Also, one thing that really bugged me was that the whole book consisted of talk about the suicide attempt by Lark, which set up the novel to where it was going to go, yet it was never explained or even talked about in detail, it was as if readers were already meant to know exactly what they were talking about everytime it was mentioned. Maybe this’ll be explained in more detail in the sequel?

The characters, I felt I couldn’t really get attached to and I found some quite annoying, like Lark. Lark is one of our two main protagonists (as this book is told in dual point of view through different chapters), and I found her to be so aggravating and just downright painful to read from most of the time. Wren was the other POV, she was a little more interesting (because she’s a ghost), and much less aggraving than Lark, although she still did have her moments.

At times I just got completley confused with the characters, and what was going on with them. The writing to me felt as if it was trying to appeal to the stereotyped version of ‘teenagers’, such as using unnessecary slang words or internal monolouge.

As well as this, at times it felt like the author was attempting to hint at something but was not being subtle at all, like she thought us readers were not smart enough to figure it out on our own (which I’m 99% sure was not the intention of the author at all, I’m just saying how it felt). Thus, a few things I did work out before they were revelaed, or even thought about by the characters yet.

I feel like this book had a lot of potential, but didn’t quite meet that point for me, although it was still entertaining to read, and I did enjoy it despite its faults.

That’s all,

Kate 🙂

Pretty Little Liars 6×11: REVIEW RECAP

Welcome to my first TV recap/review i cant quite figure out what to call it!

Let me know what you guys think, I hope you like it!

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Episode Title: 

“Of Late I Think Of Rosewood”

Air Date:
January 12th, 2016

Synopsis:
After years of tormenting and numerous shocking revelations, the Liars finally uncovered the true identity of “A” in the summer finale of season six. Now, five years later, the girls have each pursued their own paths and have started adjusting to a life without “A,” when something happens in Rosewood that forces them to go back to where it all started. Torn between their old habits and their new lives, the events in Rosewood compel the Liars to join forces once again, as relationships are put to the test and secrets are revealed. Having matured over the past few years, these are not the same girls who left Rosewood. As new lies emerge – how will they push forward without going back?

**Warning, this will contain spoilers**


RECAP/REVIEW:

PLL’s season 6 mid-season premiere, or the re-birth of PLL as I’m calling it, starts 5 years into the future of the girls lives after the reveal of A, and it really does feel new.
I found it to be a fresh take on the 6 year running series, giving it a born-again feel which I loved.

What went down:

teacher

So, the episode begins where we see Ali reading to her students, yes, her students. Alison, the girl who never went to school mainly because she was being fake kidnapped is a teacher… anyway…

dr rollins

Dr. Rollins comes in, who if not already is most likely going to be Ali’s husband as we saw her last name was Rollins at the end of 6×10. I’m not sure what to think of this guy yet, we’ll have to see how he plays out.

letter

Alison sends a letter to each of the girls asking them to come back to Rosewood and attend court to help get Charles, um, Cece, oh sorry, Charlotte out of the institute.
We see Spencer somewhere with a very dodgy green screen, which we really don’t need a picture of to see again.

aria

Aria’s chillin’ at a book signing where she picks up Ezra’s novel and stares longingly at his beautiful face on the back of it.

hanna

Next we see Hanna on a plane on her way back to Rosewood, where we all get played by the writers and think she has a kid, but it turns out to be some random ladies kid from the plane that she was looking after for some reason.

em

Then hello Em, working at some fancy tiki lookin’ bar with a Pina Colada shirt on looking like she hasn’t aged a day in 5 years, seriously they should’ve done something to her hair at-least.

slefie

The girls meet up at the good old Brew and take some super cute selfies, and it’s just like old times.
Also after that Hanna goes to the new Radley, which is now a hotel where her mumma is working, and our fav mother-daughter pair catch up.

ezra

The return of Ezra shows him looking a little worse for wear, but still gorgeous, he’s gonna be having a little trouble with alcohol throughout this season I do believe.

spoby

Toby is back, and so is all the thousands of Spoby feels *cries*. We see him building a house, which is totally gonna be for him and Spencer in the end.

mona

Mona is here, and she looks fab asking Spence about her nightmares because why wouldn’t you still have them after 6 years of torture… even if you were the one doing the torturing for a while. I love Mona, we need to see more of her.

caleb

We also see Caleb, and he’s looking as bomb as ever, aaaand brings back all the Haleb feels in one swoop, including Hanna’s feels.

court

The girls go to the Court to help Ali in getting Charlotte out of the institute/jail, and Aria is the only honest one, which is weird because she’s probably the best/most frequent liar of the 4. Also the acting from all 4 girls was on point here.

coroner

Charlotte gets out.
And then she dies. In true PLL fashion.

sarah

We have a funeral and this biatch makes a come back, acting like she’s a blind Jenna with her male prodigy helping her walk. Why do you need help walking Sara? Can you not see from behind that damn veil? Oh and now the veil is see-through. She’s so irrelevant while trying to be relevant.

funeral

It turns out Charlotte was murdered, and it wasn’t a suicide, what a surprise!

So now we have a new question on our hands that’ll most likely last us a season and a half…

Who Killed A?