Review : This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

“There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives. ”

i don’t even have words. I feel like everytime Victoria Schwab writes a books, i end up loving it, but even love is not a strong enough word to describe how i feel about this book. Guys, it was glorious. Simply glorious. The world setting was absolutely fantastic. Well-done, interesting, dark, everthing i love in a novel. It was so fun learning about all the type of monsters and how this broken city works. Schwab is a queen a original world setting. And her writing really brings the whole thing alive. Her style is beautiful, she makes horror sound so poetic and beautiful. and i just love it. She is one of my favorite writer, her books makes me so freaking happy. Kate and August were both two very interesting characters. I have to says, i dislike Kate alot. She was actually really awful. I like that she could take her of herself, i just didn’t always like her way of doing it. She was starting to change during the second part of the novel so I’m excited to see how her character will turn out in the sequel. I should say thank you to Victoria for creating August Flynn. He is just so perfect. Adorable. Smart. Kind. So much beauty in just one character. Trying is best to do the right thing all the time even if it’s killing him painfully, oh my baby </3. I wanted to hug him. Sloan is an other character that really stuck with me for some reason. I just found him extremely interesting. 

So, yup, she did it again. This Savage Song is a new favorite. Like pretty much every book by Victoria Schwab. it was soooooooo good. please read it.

This Savage Song : 5/5

Sarah plays LAYERS OF FEAR

So, i decided to add a new type of post where i just talk about the video games i’vd been playing. I do love my games and i’m always happy to share them with you guys. I don’t want this blog to only be books anymore, i want to be able to talk about everything I love.

Okay, so the first game I want to talk about is Layers of Fear…

Played on STEAM.

Layers of fear is a horror game. I felt like nothing much was happening, mostly all you need to do is walk around this really creepy house and solve a couple of puzzles to finish up you painting, but i absolutely loved how weird this game was. And the ambiance was great. The music, the decor, the storyline, so strange and fun. The jumpscares were a bit easy and repetitive, but i still find them enjoyable. I wasn’t a big fan of the last part, i was hoping for something more, but overall, i really liked this game.

Layers of Fear : 4/5

Review : Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 1 – 4 (Manga)

Just a small post to talk about this amazing series. Tokyo Ghoul was just incredible. Dark. Gore. Entertaining. The story was fun and i was hooked from the start. I just couldn’t put it down. It was on my mind no stop for the last 3 days. Also, i love how much i could related to Kaneki. Seriously, sometimes it was scary of how much we were alike. He’s shy, i’m shy. He has one best friend who he’d do anything for, so do I. He loves books alot, and well, me too. He works in a coffee shop, so do I. I love him and i want to hug him most of the time. The art style was great, i love the look of the ghouls. 

I’ve only read the first 4 Volumes and i will be reading the rest of the series soon. I absolutely love it. A new favorite.

Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 1-4 : 5/5

Review : The Darkest Part of The Forest by Holly Black

“Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.
At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.
Until one day, he does…
As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?”

This book was weird. Weird in a very, very good way. The kind of weird that makes it impossible to put the book down. You just need to keep on reading, need to see how this whole thing will turn out. It was glorious. Holly black is such an incredible writer. She’s a queen of supernatural stand-alones. Her words are beautiful, i found myself rereading some parts because wow. That’s what i call some good writing. The storyline was entertaining and intriguing. Very dark also, and magical. I love how people of this little town just accepted the supernatural in their daily life. The characters were great too. Hazel was fun to follow, i loved the fact that she wanted to be a knight. And Ben, Ben was such a interesting character. I really wanted more of him and of his love interest too. I still want more of them. ❤ 

Overall, this book was incredible. So fun and magical and never a boring moment. 

The Darkest Part of the Forest : 4.5/5

Review : I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

“Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah’s story to tell. The later years are Jude’s. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.”

THIS BOOK WAS BEAUTIFUL, JUST BEAUTIFUL. I’m in love with this story. The art aspect was amazing and well-done. The romance was simply incredible. I’m just so happy that Noah and Brian have found eachother, i couldn’t get enough of their interactions. Noah was such a great character. I absolutely love his voice. His chapters were my favorite, i love how different and broken but also so full of life and love for his art he was. I could relate to him on many things and i think that may be one of the reason why i love him so much. I didn’t get that connection with Jude, i had a harder time getting into her chapters. I think it’s probably because of older Noah and who he became. I ended up enjoying Jude alot more when i got half way into the book, when you start understanding a little more what really happenned and why things are like they are now. And the writing? The writing was stunning. Beautiful. Poetic. Simply fantastic. I want to read everything Jandy Nelson wrote. 

This book is going on my favorite list, it was sooooo good. I get why it got so much hype. 

I’ll Give You The Sun : 5/5

The one with the Pokemons

Dear Monday,

i’m continuig our conversation from last week and going even deeper into my childhood. Today, i want to talk about Pokemon because with Pokemon Go being such a crazy thing, it’s just normal to have them on my mind. I was up early every day as a kid just to be sure i wouldn’t miss my daily episode of the show. I have so many great memories with my little brother, thanks to this show. Later, in school, i was running around outside with my friends. Some days I was a Vulpix, others i  was a Pikachu, we never got bored. We’d go back home after school and take out the N64 with Pokemon Stadium and Pokemon snap. Those ganes never left my side, even now. I still buy every new games they come up with. I’m still a fan. I will always be. i’m a 23 years old who spent her weekend running around town looking for Pokemon. 

yours truly.


Review : In a dark, dark wood by Ruth Ware 

In a dark, dark wood
Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back. 
There was a dark, dark house
Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her?
And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room
But something goes wrong. Very wrong.
And in the dark, dark room…. 
Some things can’t stay secret for ever. 

I enjoy In A Dark, Dark Wood for most of it, but there’s a couple of things that really annoyed me. First, the story was okay. I found it overall really predictable. From the first chapter, when Nora is running out of the wood thinking about a guy named James, you kind of know what is about to happenned. There’s no creepy in this story too, i was expecting a creepy vibe after reading the description and seeing the cover, but nop. Nothing spooky. which was a bit dissapointing. The begining was slow, and there was some parts of the story that didn’t really add anything. The second half wasn’t so slow, more interesting and fast-paced. The characters were pretty much forgetable. I liked Nora at first, but the fact that she is still addicted to her old boyfriend, who she dated for 6 months when she was 16….ten years ago. Yup. Nora is still not over him, ten years later. This just annoyed me. So much. I wanted to roll my eyes everytime she started thinking/talking about him. It’s just ridiculous. The writing style was pretty good. I liked it alot. 

Overall, this was an okay book, nothing crazy or incredible but entertaining enough for me to keep reading.

In a Dark, Dark Wood : 3/5