Review : The Fuck – it List by Julie Halpern

“Alex’s father recently died in a car accident. And on the night of his funeral, her best friend Becca slept with Alex’s boyfriend. So things aren’t great. Alex steps away from her friendship with Becca and focuses on her family. But when Alex finally decides to forgive Becca, she finds out something that will change her world again—Becca has cancer. 
So what do you do when your best friend has cancer? You help her shave her head. And then you take her bucket list and try to fulfill it on her behalf. Because if that’s all you can do to help your ailing friend—you do it. ”

I have a very mix relationship with this writer, so when i picked up this book, i wasn’t so sure what would happened. But i really enjoyed it. I found it fun and entertaining. It was a super quick read too. The storyline was interesting enough to follow. i have to say i wasn’t a big fan of the romance, but i didn’t dislike it enough to stop me from reading it. I just found it a bit, i don’t know, easy at the start?! Maybe it’s just me, it alot more graphic than what i’m used to with YA which i think was actually a good thing. Added something more to the story. The whole “Fuck it list” aspect was great, i love a good bucket list storyline. Add a strong friendship and some great characters and i am sold. Alex was awesome. She is strong, fun and a horror movie fan. To which i could related. I love her humour and her personality. I just really enjoyed her in general. 

Overall, i had a great time reading this short little book. 

The Fuck – it list : 4/5

Review : The last Olympian (Percy jackson # 5) by Rick Riordan

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time. 

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate. 

There’s so much i want to say right now, but i’ll keep it short. No need for spoilers and you guys already now that i absolutely LOVE this series. This last book was just amazing. it was a perfect, glorious, epic conclusion to such a fun series. Those last couple of chapters were just wow. My god. What a ride! I loved everything about it, from the characters to the writing style. I love how serious it can be, but that it will always keep that fun, entertaining vibe. I’m so excited to get started on the other series set in this world, because i freaking enjoy my time spent between those pages.

The Last Olypian : 4.5/5

The one when i’m bored at work.


Dear Monday,

i’m writing this while i’m stuck at work. i’m a barista in a coffeeshop downtown montreal and i love it, but when it’s quiet like that, my god, i wish i was anywhere else. So, i’m bored and decided to just write to you, Monday. It’s spring today, yayyy. i’m so excited for this time of the year. When we can finally go outside without the boots and the big winter coats and all that crap. i’m ready for sunshine and summer and ice cream. Spring always puts me in the best mood ever, i just love it. 

i still have 1h30 to go before the end of my shift, hopefully it will go by fast. i’m excited to get out of here and go for a walk. 

i have to go now, Monday, don’t think my boss will like me if i keep on writing to you, but i figure i could take a couple seconds to say hi. 

Yours truly,

Sarah.

Sarah plays THE PARK


Played on : Xbox One

I start off playing this game feeling very excited. Creepy, empty amusement park?! yes please. Always. But i finished up this game feeling meh. It’s mostly an exploration game, which means nothing really happens. I didn’t find it that scary either. The last part took me by surprised, i wasn’t expecting to be stuck in such a dark, psychological horror world. Very interesting, very creepy and also very sad. I think that last part saved the game for me. 

The Park : 3/5

5 books that should be made into movies

I love books, I love movies and i’m scared of book to movie adaptations. I’m actually really easy to please when it comes to this situation, I know movies can not be exactly like the book. I also really like seeing an other vision of the same story, but, obviously, the adaptation is not always well done, which leaves me with a feeling of fear every time I learn one of my book is being turn into a film.

BUT, that doesn’t stop me from wanting to see some of my favorite stories make into movies, here’s a list of 5 books that i think deserve a movie adaptation.

 

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Review : This is our Story by Ashley Eltson

Five went in. Four came out.No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.  Kate Marino’s senior year internship at the district attorney’s office isn’t exactly glamorous—more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys’ case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families. Kate won’t let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has her own reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As investigates with Stone, the aging prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot, she realizes that nothing about the case—or the boys—is what it seems. Grant wasn’t who she thought he was, and neither is Stone’s prime suspect. As Kate gets dangerously close to the truth, it becomes clear that the early morning accident might not have been an accident at all—and if Kate doesn’t uncover the true killer, more than one life could be on the line…including her own.

Who can say no to a good old murder mystery? because i sure can’t, and with a premise like that (and cover, lets be honest here) it was really hard to not pick up this book. Overall, i enjoyed this it. There’s a couple of things that bother me a little, but yes, i liked this book. The story was interesting and engaging. the romance was kind of cliché, you obviously expected her to fall for one of the boys at some point, but i have to say i was not expecting the way it happened. I enjoyed seeing the lawyer side of the whole situation, really added a nice vibe to the plot. Kate was a good main character, mostly smart, even if she does make a couple of dumb decisions. my only problem with the characters was how little we knew about the other characters. the best exemple is the 4 River Point boys. They souded interesting enough, but i feel like we didn’t get to know them enough. The impact of the situation would have been stronger if we knew more. But other than that, the characters were great. The writing was a bit slow for me, it took me a little while to fully get into the story. 

this is out story : 4/5

The one when i’m happy.


Dear Monday,

i was scared to write this one to be honest because i didn’t want to jinx it in any ways, but i like sharing my life with you Monday, so here it goes : I’m having a very good couple of weeks. When you have anxiety and the tendency of falling in your head way too much, you often get the bad days (i’ve already talked about those in an other letter if you want to check it out) but i think it’s also important to talk about the good days. It’s nothing big really. i didn’t win the lottery or fell madly in love with the perfect men, it’s more the way i’m seeing things. I have a good life, i know it, i’m lucky and so, so, so grateful for everything. But sometimes i have a hard time seeing it. My vision is clouded by my dark mind and it makes it almost impossible for me to appreciate the little things.

I think those little things make life what it is. You need to stop and enjoy them. The music, the coffee, the spring air, the smiling customers, the day offs, the comfy bed, the good food. i’m sure you can name some more too. Those little things that makes it so fun to be alive.

I just need to focus on them as much as i can, even during those bad days.

Yours truly,

Sarah.