Review : Literally by Lucy Keating

Annabelle’s life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she’s writing a new novel—and Annabelle is the heroine. It turns out, Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her. 
But Annabelle doesn’t want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story—or will Lucy Keating have the last word? 


I walked into that one knowing absolutely nothing about the plot. The only reason why i picked it up was because of Lucy Keating’s name on the cover. So, lets just say i was not expecting a book that looked like a cute romance to come and break the wall between reality and fiction. Loved that idea, such an interesting concept. I couldn’t wait to see how it turned out. Also, ten points for Miss Keating making herself into a character in her own book. Again, i just love that idea. After that, the story read like a normal love story. Something i’ve read 100times before. She plays with pretty much every romance cliches find in YA. Did i like it anyway? yup, i did. It was cute. Not much happens really, it’s predictable, i do wish she did more with the writer/character relationship, feel like so much could have been added to this aspect. As for the characters, nothing really memorable. I did like our main character, Annabelle, i think she was fun to follow around. I liked her voice from the start, but all the other characters felt abit dull to me. Nothing really impressive, even in our two love interest. The writing style was lovely and exactly what i expected. I just really like her style, i will forever buy her book.

Literally: 4/5

Fan Art contest – Dominion release party


Good morning,

i just wanted to let you guys know that J. Kowallis is holding a Fanart contest for one of my favorite series, The Enertia Trials. I wish i had some kind of talent to draw those characters, but i’d probably end up destroying them……so, i’ll leave that to other people. xD

Anyways, while we wait for the last book to come out *cries* you can send her some of your art and win some books! ^_^


SEND YOUR ART AT jkowallisbooks@gmail.com

The One After a While.


Dear Monday, 

it’s been a while and i’m sorry about that. I haven’t forget about you, my inspiration was just really low. I didn’t feel like I had much to tell you. Since the last time we spoke, i guess you can say i had my ups and downs. bad days, good days, a little mix of both. Happy, sad, good mood, crazy anxiety. I saw a little bit of everything. Today is fine, even with the lack of sleep, but i think i need a break from everything. Soon. Because guess what, Monday, i have a week off coming up soon and i think it’s gonna be good for my mind. Haven’t had a break in over a year, i need it. I deserve it.

I guess that’s all I have to say today Monday, i know it’s not much after such a long time, but i’m still trying to figure some things out.

Yours Truly,

Sarah.

Review : Ajin – Demi-human, Vol. 1 @ 2  by Gamon Sakurai

High school student Kei Nagai is struck dead in a grisly traffic accident, but immediately revives to learn that he may not be like every other human. Instead, he may be a mysterious, almost immortal being, granted not only the powers of rejuvenation, but the abilities to see supernatural beings. Scared, he runs away, and is aided in his escape from society by his friend. Unfortunately for Kei, the manhunt is on and he will soon be caught within a conflict between mankind and others like him as they prepare to fight a new war based on terror.


I may have only read 2 volumes of this series and only saw the first couples episodes of the anime but i can already say that this will be my new obsession. It was so fun and entertaining.  i like my mangas dark, gory and fast-paced and that is exactly what Ajin gave me. It starts off in a bang and the ride never stops. So far, not a boring second, not a dull scene, i’m loving it so much. I also really like the art style. The Ajins are actually creepy. As for the characters, they are just great. I love Kai alot, he’s a great main character. All the side ones are awesome too. I think it’s really hard not to love Kei and i’m excited to see more of his friendship with Kai. 

Overall, i think this series start off in an amazing way and i just can’t wait to read more of it!

Ajin Vol. 1 – 2 : 4/5

Review : Erased Vol. 1 by Kei Sanbe

Twenty-nine-year-old Satoru Fujinuma is floundering through life. Amid his daily drudgery, he finds himself in the grip of an incredible, inexplicable, and uncontrollable phenomenon that rewinds time, a condition that seems to only make his drab life worse. But then, one day, everything changes. A terrible incident forever changes Satoru’s life as he knows it…and with it, comes a “Revival” that sends Satoru eighteen years into the past! In the body of his boyhood self, Satoru encounters sights he never imagined he would see again–the smile of his mother, alive and well, his old friends, and Kayo Hinazuki, the girl who was kidnapped and murdered when he was a boy the first time around. To return to the present and prevent the tragedy that brought him back to his childhood in the first place, Satoru begins plotting a way to change Hinazuki’s fate…But up against the clock and a faceless evil, does eleven-year-old Satoru even stand a chance? 


A little while back, i watched and LOVED the anime, so i was very excited to immerse myself again in such a powerful story. This first volume was incredible, i only have love for this series and all i can do is recommend it. You will fall in love with the characters and get hit in the feels more than once. It had me to close to tears a couple of times. It’s the kind of story that just stays with you long after you are done reading. this is definitely one of my favorite manga/anime so far. Both Satoru and Kayo are great characters. I love them both so freaking much. All i want to do is protect Kayo. ❤ I also really like all the side characters, such a great cast, adding a very nice touch to the story. It wouldn’t have the same effect if we didn’t care for them, but i did, with all my heart. This first volume was great. The art is awesome and it has the cutest cover. I only have love to give to this story, it’s a must read. 

I don’t want to say more, i just want everybody to read it (or watch it if you want to, the anime is perfect)

Erased Vol. 1 : 5/5

5 reasons to fall in love with SPRING.

 

it’s really starting to feel like spring and I couldn’t be more excited. I live in a place where the Winters are long and painful. Cold, snow, and short days obviously plays a lot with your mind, especially when you just hate this season.

BUT now, i’m in a much better mood and all this because of the Spring vibe we have going on.

Here are 5 reasons why I loveeeeeeee spring.

 

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Review : IT by Stephen King

To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live.It was the children who saw – and felt – what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .
The adults, knowing better, knew nothing.
Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of IT was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality. 

Rereading this book was scary and exciting. The last time i opened up this monster was when i was a teen, my tastes has changed since. But i guess when it comes to IT, it doesn’t matter how old i am or what is my favorite genre, i will always love this book. I just find it so well-done, well written and original. This story has scenes coming straight out of nightmares and they still make me feel uncomfortable at 23years old. I think IT is such an interesting villain, scary as hell. The fact that he can be whatever he wants, who ever he wants, killing kids as if it was nothing puts him on the top of the “bad guys list”. A real monster. I did find that the book was slow in some parts, there’s alot of description and reports of events happening around Derry. I was a bit bored with those sometimes, i just wanted to follow the Losers Club, but all this added alot at the vibe of the story. As for the characters, yes. Just yes. All of them were just so freaking lovable. It’s always so fun to get stuck in such a great friendship, i loved them. Young and old, i will always be a fan of my losers. Which is why the ending made me so emotional, i won’t go into details, but gosh, it made me so sad to see how it all ended.

Bill, Ben, Richie, Eddie, Bev, Mike, Stan, i will miss you. 

IT : 4.5/5