TV Series are an addiction

Instead of reviewing books like I should be doing, I have been immersed in the world of TV series! Yeah, I’m reading several books right now: Simon vs The Homosapiens Agenda (which I’m loving), Clean Sweep and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. However, I have been feeling like watching shows more. Hence, not finishing one single book in 1 week. Anyways, that’s why I decided I should share all the series I’m currently addicted to!

The 100

Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity’s lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

So yeah, this must be one of the most underated or underwatched tv series out there right now. This might seem like one more teenage drama, it’s CW ffs. However, don’t be fooled. The 100 is one amazing series that makes you question your physical and moral limits as a human being. It’s addictive, it’s fascinating. GO WATCH IT. Also, season 3 has started 2 weeks ago and DEAR GOD HAS IT BEEN AMAZING! The showrunners are killing me and let me tell you, they are some shipsinkers and sure love to troll with us fans!

The Good Wife

Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state’s attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

This is a show that has been running for 7 years now and I’m devouring this new season. Alica Florrick is a lawyer that has been through a lot but now has gone back on her feet and is showing the Chicago Scene that she is a force to be reckoned with. I’m a little appreensive about how everything will play out in the end as there are some rumors that this might be the final season. If you like politics, conspiracies, unfullfilled romance and fast-paced tv series, give it a go. You won’t be disappointed.

2 Broke Girls

Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business – if only they can raise the cash.

I might be a little late on this ride but I’ve recently started watching 1 Broke Girls and DAMN is it catchy and funny. I love the dynamics between Max and Caroline and, honestly, all the characters have their spotlight and the show wouldn’t be the same without them. Earl, Sophie, Oleg and Han make the show what it is and even though I am only on Season 2, I’m sure it won’t be long until I catch up with the 5th season that is currently airing.

Honorable Mentions: How to Get Away with Murder and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

HTGAWM: A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

L&O: SVU: This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

This are two special series for me. I stopped watching How to Get Away with Murder after watching Season 2 episode 3 because I felt like I needed the whole season completed so I would binge watch it. Why? Because so damn much is going on! Also, I’m not a huge fan of flashbacks so binge-watching it will make it easier for me to watch this amazing series. Afterall, the flashbacks are what make the show! Law and Order: SVU is one of those series that I watch whenever a episode is airing on TV. I love the show but never get around to watching it from episode 1. Let’s be real, the show has, what, 15 seasons? Anyway, it’s a wonderful series, that is actually realistic, as opposed to many criminal tv series that are airing right now. Sometimes justice is served, other times the criminal is never caught. Also, it’s much better than Law and Order (the original).

MUST WATCH: Jessica Jones

A former superhero decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator.

I watched this in 3 days more or less and I guess that says it all!

Biggest Literary Disappointments

Have you ever read that so-much awaited book, only to find out it was so terrible you wish the author would rewrite the book again?

Well, unfortunately I have had to deal with this occurrence one too many times. The anger doesn’t go away, trust me. Every single time I think about those books I want to strangle someone, usually the author.

Here’s a list of some of those disappointments, aka what the fuck did I just read.

1. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris.

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Yes, it’s the very famous book series that inspired the also very famous TV show, True Blood. By the way, both the last book and the last season were terrible disappointments. And why? Well you know when you’ve bought all the books of the series, invested your time, money, love, sweat, blood and tears into it… ALL FOR NOTHING?

This book is like that. Our dear Sookie doesn’t end up with Eric, oh-no, she ends up with Sam! Sam the fucking shapeshifter whom nobody gives a fuck about!

Although the whole series is brilliant (13 fucking books), the ending of the 13th book killed me. It was as if someone had ripped my heart out of my chest and set it on fire. Thank you very much Charlaine Harris, I hope you burn in hell for this. (Or just rewrite the book, I wouldn’t mind that either).

2. Unleashed by Sophie Jordan

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The first book was so promising, it was so, so good! Indeed, it was so good that I’ve decided to ignore this one, and pretend this book isn’t the continuation of Uninvited.

A piece of advice for all the book authors out there, don’t make us ship a couple on the first book only to destroy it completely on the next one. Ok? Please don’t do it, it will make us, readers, despise you.

As a matter in fact, after reading this series I’ve decided to never, ever, ever read a book written by Sophie Jordan, ever again. This was not the first time she let me down. As such…

WE ARE NEVER EVER EVER, GETTING BACK TOGETHER

#TaylorSwift

3. Hidden by Sophie Jordan

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Sophie Jordan, again? Yes, guys, obviously Sophie Jordan is quite talented at writing amazing first books, but last installments? No, she sucks at it.

4. Fallen by Lauren Kate

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I had heard great things about this book, I am still hearing them actually – which is really weird cause this book totally sucked. I believe someone is making a movie out of this… I will anxiously wait to go the movies and spend my money on something that will totally suck as well, the movie, I mean xD

5. Sever by Lauren DeStefano

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There’s not much I want to say about this one, expect that Sever completely ruined a promising YA series.

6. Determined to Obey by C. J. Roberts

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While I was reading this book I couldn’t believe my eyes. The only word I can find to describe such a book is the word disgusting. There are two things on this book that are HUGE deal-breakers to me, rape and pedophilia. Urghhh… Seriously, how could C. J. Roberts write this? Captive in the Dark had already been dark enough for me, I didn’t need more darkness to be added. I thought Determined to Obey would be as good as Captive in the Dark, but no. It was way too disturbing for my vanilla mind.

7. Rogue by Katy Evans

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Is this the same author who wrote Remy?  *sighs*

I think not.

Thank you for reading, until next time.

(this gif illustrates how mad I was while writing this)

New Book Releases: March 2015

This month I challenge myself to read all of these books…

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The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Publication date: 3rd March

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The 27 Club by Kim Karr

Publication date: 3rd March

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Easy Love by Kristen Proby

Publication Date: 3rd March

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The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Publication date: 3rd March

Guess who’s got an arc? I do! I’m currently re-reading the first book to get to this one!

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Confess by Colleen Hoover

Publication date: 10th March

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Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Publication date: 10th March

More Lauren Oliver? Yes, please!

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The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

Publication date: 10th March

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Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano 

Publication Date: 10th March

I have mixed feelings about Lauren DeStefano, I was quite disappointed with the Chemical Garden series.

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Prudence by Gail Carriger

Publication Date: 17th March

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Drop Dead Sexy by Katie Ashley

Publication Date: day unknown

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The Other Man by R.K.Lilley

Publication date: day unknown

Oh man, I can’t tell you how much I want to read this one. R. K. Lilley writes the sexiest books!

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The Lost Herondale by Cassandra Clare

Publication date: 17th March

I haven’t even read the first one of the series, but I just know I will get to this one 🙂

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Reckless Love by Kendall Ryan

Publication date: 17th March

Hottie goodness by Kendall Ryan? Is there a better word for yes?

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Naughty King by Michelle A.Valentine

Publication date: 17th March

I hope this book is naughty, got it, naughty? *I know, my jokes are terrible*

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Manwhore by Katy Evans

Publication Date: 24th March

You know Katy Evans? Well, she wrote Real? Ever heard of it? No? What are you waiting for? Go read it, dammit!

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Half Wild by Sally Green

Publication date: 24th March

YES YES YES YES, THANK YOU, OH GREAT LORD OF BOOKS!

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Revved by Samantha Towle

Publication date: 24th March

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The Closer You Come by Gena Showalter

Publication date: 31st March

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Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol

Publication date: 31st March

I got an arc, heck yeah!

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Fall with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication date: 31st March

Jennifer L.Armentrout, just one of the best authors alive.

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Undeniably Chosen by Shelly Crane

Publication date: 31st March

Made us wait long enough, right Shelly?

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New Book Releases this month: February 2015

Hi guys! So this month some awesome books that we’ve been dying to read are at last going to be published!

Let’s see what we have in store for this month.

The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) by Richelle Mead

Publication Date: 6th Feb

I personally can’t wait for this one, this is the end of the Vampire Academy/Bloodlines world, at least for now 😉

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Red Queen  (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard

Publication Date: 10th Feb

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Thoughtful (Thoughtless #1.5) by S.C. Stephens

Publication Date: 24th Feb

Can’t wait to get my hands on this one, more Kellan Kyle *swoons*

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Invaded (Alienated #2) by Melissa Landers

Publication Date: 3rd Feb

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A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) by V. E. Schwab

Publication Date: 24th Feb

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The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

Publication Date: 10th Feb

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Rebel (Rebel #1) by Callie Hart

Publication Date: 9th Feb

I wonder if I really want to read this or not… I guess we’ll see.

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Soulprint by Megan Miranda

Publication Date: 12th Feb

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The Forgetting by Nicole Maggi

Publication Date: 3rd Feb

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Keela (Slater Brothers #2.5) by L. A. Casey

Publication Date: 1st Feb (today!)

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Homecoming (The Hundred #3) by Kass Morgan

Publication Date: 24th Feb

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Rough Justice (Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club #1) by Sarah Castille

Publication Date: 3rd Feb

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Unleashed (Uninvited #2) by Sophie Jordan

Publication Date: 24th Feb

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Happenstance (Happenstance#3) by Jamie McGuire

Publication Date: 2nd Feb

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Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky (The Lunar Chronicles #2.5) by Marissa Meyer

Publication Date: 4th Feb

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Unexpected Fate (Hope Town #1) by Harper Sloan

Publication Date: 17th Feb

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The Raven (The Florentine #1) by Sylvain Reynard

Publication Date: 3rd Feb

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Shadow Study (Soulfinders #1) by Maria V. Snyder

Publication Date: 24th Feb

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The Return (Titan #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication Date: 17th Feb

Am I the only one dying to read The Return? Seth, my dear, I want you to be the father of my future children…

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That was it, thank you for reading, have a wonderful month and don’t forget to read!

xoxo Sofyy

New book releases this month – September 2014

Hi guys, it’s Sofyy here today! I’m sorry if me and Ana haven’t been posting reviews so often. We are both getting extremely lazy!

Anyway, today’s post is about the upcoming books for this month, not all books, only the books that I am excited to read. Let’s see what we have in store.

Heir of the Fire by Sarah J. Maas – I still haven’t read the series but I know I’ll love it nonetheless

2nd September – already available!

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

What If by Rebecca Donnovan

16th September

What If

Made for you by Melissa Marr

16th September

Made for You

Blackbird by Anna Carey

16th September

Blackbird (Blackbird, #1)

Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

9th September – already available!!

Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss, #1)

The Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz

9th September – already available!

The Vampires of Manhattan (Vampires of Manhattan, #1)

Filthy Beautiful Love by Kendall Ryan

29th September

Filthy Beautiful Love (Filthy Beautiful Lies, #2)

The Caller by Julliet Marillier 

9th September – already available!

-I am on my way to get it!!

The Caller (Shadowfell, #3)

Happenstance 2 by Jamie McGuire

9th September

Happenstance 2 (Happenstance, #2)

One More Chance by Abbi Glines

2nd September – YAYYAYAYAY

One More Chance (Chance, #2)

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

16th September

The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)

Stay with Me by J.Lynn – MY FEELSSSS

September 23rd

Stay with Me (Wait for You, #3)

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

9th September – already available!

The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)

Rooms by Lauren Oliver

23rd September

Rooms

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

2nd September

Trial by Fire (Worldwalker, #1)

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

23rd September

Afterworlds

The Jewel by Amy Ewing

2nd September – already available!

The Jewel (The Lone City, #1)

Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

9th September – already available!

Illusions of Fate

Deacon by Kristen Ashley

23rd September

Deacon (Unfinished Hero, #4)

And at last but not least (definitely notttttt!!!!)

The Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter

30th September

ME AND ANA ARE HUGE FANGIRLS FOR THIS SERIES AND THIS IS THE LAST BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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As you can see after all this, there’s a lot to hope for this month, what else but books?!

The Book Blogger Confessions Tag!

I’ve been roaming around the book community online and on youtube and one of my favourite things to do is watch book bloggers doing tags! They’re addictive, funny, and contagious! After watching so many tags videos and post I figured it was my turn in trying this stuff. This tag was created by LAURA’S BOOK REVIEWS and, if you haven’t noticed yet, I haven’t been tagged by anyone, but I’m a rule breaker so who cares! Let’s get to it!

1. Which book, most recently, did you not finish?

Hmm… Let’s see. I actualy start a lot of books only to drop them after the first chapter. I have started 2 books which I am constantly putting down because they’re difficult to get into: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater and Unteachable by Leah Raeder. However the most recent one I certaintly won’t pick up again and will forever remain unfinished is The Mighty Storm by  Samantha Towle.

2.Which book is your guilty pleasure?

Probably the Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot. People say I’m too old for that now that I’m almost 20 but who cares! I’m still waiting for a far away relative to come get me and to tell me I am the princess of some country out there.

3. Which book do you love to hate?

Fallen too Far by Abbi Glines.

4. Which book would you throw into the sea?

Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan. It’s bad guys, real bad. 

5. Which book have you read the most?

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead cuz Dimitri. Oh and Frostbite cuz Adrian.

6. Which book would you hate to receive as a present?

50 Shades of Grey. You give me that you’re cut from my friend’s list.

7. Which book could you not live without?

The whole Harry Potter series. They’re my existence and my childhood ok? I love me some Harry Potter.

8. Which book made you the angriest?

So many -.-‘ The worst one was Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan. I did say before I’d throw it in the sea. I was in a bad mood for a weel after reading the book. It’s awful, the characters are hateful and I just wanted to chuck the book against the wall. Check my review if you want.

9. Which book made you cry the most?

If I Stay by Gale Forman AND The High Lord by Trudi Canavan. They just broke my heart.

10. Which book cover do you hate the most?

*scoff* If Soffs were here with me she’d say the same thing most probably. The Endless Knight by  Kresley Cole!

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And now it’s tagging time! I have to tag 5 people so here they are:

Joana from Bookworm Confessions

Delaney from Theawkward-ness

Michelle from Sleeps With Notebooks

Ki from Doing Some Reading

and…

Sofia here from Chibi Reader!

Hope you guys all have fun doing this tag :p

 

Things I learned from reading YA

*Beware of sarcasm*

It’s been some time now since I’ve began reading Young Adult novels and series and I can say I’ve come across some really good books and some that, well, aren’t that good. But one of the things that make me shocked and sometimes make me laugh is the message some of these books convey to the readers.

There are some pretty ridiculous ones but others make me worried about how girls in special react to them. Maybe I’m the one wrong here and should start doing what the characters in some books do!  Here are the most hilarious and, if I’m honest, really stupid ones that come to mind now:

  • If a guy is trying to kill you should start dating him. And no, you aren’t dating him because you don’t know he is actually attempting to make you dead, you date him EVEN after you knew he tried to take your life. I think I should start looking for my killer charmed.
  • Keep your eyes on the players. Even though they usually get bored with a girl after a week (if that long!) they will fall in love with you. You will probably just have to see him with a different girl every night until he finally realises you exist. But fear not, he will!
  • Bad guys with tattoos are the best. And if they ride bikes??! *swoon* PS: They might be a little possessive and make a big scene whenever they smell a boy 5 miles away from you but who cares? They are badass!
  • A guy is constantly flipping you off. Ignore it, stalk him, you’ll make him fall head over heels for you. Giving you the bird is just a sign he loves you and doesn’t want to end your life with his cursed, but sensual, kiss.
  • A girl is wearing a skirt that is shorter than your (or just prettier, you’re just jealous)? What a slut! She should be sent to a convent.
  • A girl is wearing make up? What a slut! Convent…
  • A girl is prettier than you?????? Slut alert! Convent for life!
  • Parents? What are those? The people who make food magically appear in the table but disappear for the rest of the day? Oh them, they don’t matter.

Now, try finding books that fit these descriptions! I know there are so so many things I’m forgetting right now so, what are the most hilarious but seriously wrong that you have learned from YA books?