Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Lunar Insignia

A while ago, Marissa Meyer (author of the Lunar Chronicals) made a new contest for us all to conpete in to win an ARC of Cress. That's right, she's making us mork for it. Again. Here is what we have to do; Design the Lunar insignia. So here's mine:
I know what you want to say Come on, just throw it out there; I'm a horrible artist, it might not seem like it, but it looked better in my head.
What is the meaning behind this...'Drawing'? Well here it this;
We all know who the Lunars are, right? But if you didn't know, then get out of your house, drive to a bookstore, buy yourself a copy of Cinder and Scarlet, and read them till dawn. Then you come bakc to this blog, and read.
Anyway...This is the Lunar insignia, which supposedly means a Lunar designed it. As in, a Lunar who love his/her Planet. To design this insignia, I had to think like a Lunar. So I did; The Lunars believe they are the greatest, the sun is plain garbage, and that all should bow down to them. So in my design, I put 9 dots/stars surounding the moon; Those represent the other planets     which are very insignificant to a Lunar's eyes. The planets are connected, that represent the solar system, in which Luna is; the largest, in the middle, and (with a crown) royal. 
That is why I designed my Lunar insignia this way. It is also drawn this way because I'm not a very good artist, so I left out very detailed details and made it simple. This idea's inspiration also came from the circle of fifths, which is a music thing:
I look forward to seeing the designs of others. If you want to win an ARC of Cress, then design your own Lunar insignia. But hurry, the contest end on; Midnight of Sunday-November 3rd, 2013.
Best of luck!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

The School for Good and Evil

                             The School for Good and Evil

                                                                By: Soman Chainani

                                      Published May 14th 2013 by HarperCollins                                                      


“The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.”

This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.

But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School For Good, thrust amongst handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…?

The School for Good & Evil is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one.


    Almost 500 pages of childhood fairy tales brought back to life, better than ever.
    The book started out with Sophie 'visiting' Agatha then arguing with her. I kind of already guessed that Sophie is probably the evil one from reading the summary, so it came as no surprise to me when Sophie showed her narcissistic side. Later, the girls are kidnapped--though not the way your thinking of--and brought to the School for Good & Evil. That's when things get interesting.
    Now, we all know at least one fairy-tale, right? But has anyone ever wondered about the characters' lives after happily ever after? I haven' least, I don't remember doing so.  Back to the story; Sophie got dropped off(literally)at the school for evil. There, she meets her bunk mates, who are all daughters of story villains; one of which is the daughter of the Sherriff of Nottingham. While Sophie witnessed evil with horror and disgust, Agatha woke up in a field of flowers...then ate a roguish fairy. She didn't swallow it, mind you, and, it was an accident that you will understand later in the story.
   A little warning, the story does end with a cliff-hanger.

   My Thought?: J' ADORE! I absolutely loved it! It was different and real. I loved the fact that Agatha did not fall head over heels for Tedros and, instead, hated his guts--even though, as Sophie had described, he's the handsomest of the lot; The fact that Sophie wanted to be good, yet, in her soul, she's evil--the result was a turmoil of emotion that controlled her actions; The undeclared war between good and evil. Those things, and many more, made the story seem real.
    Chainani did a wonderful job bringing the fairy tale world back, and I would definitely read the second the second book of the trilogy, A World without Princes.


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

                          Chosen at Nightfall (Shadowfalls #5)

                                                        By: C.C. Hunter

                                                                 Paperback, 400 pages
                                              Published April 23rd 2013 by St. Martin's Press
Kylie Galen's life hasn't been the same since her world was turned upside-down in Born at Midnight, Shadow Falls #1, and now an epic conclusion to her journey—not to mention a tough choice between two guys!—is brewing in Chosen at Nightfall:

When Kylie Galen left Shadow Falls, she thought it was the hardest decision of her life. Heartbroken and separated from everyone she loves, she has to embrace her abilities and what it means to be a chameleon. But as Kylie's journey comes to a close, she must return to the camp that started it all...and she must finally chose between the two boys who love her. The werewolf who broke her heart when he chose his pack over her, and the half-fae who ran from their intense attraction before they ever really had a chance. For Kylie, everything will finally be revealed and nothing will ever be the same.

                                                                  ** spoiler alert **

But I think the details everyone wants is which boy she choose, right? So I'll tell you, just kidding, no I won't because wanting to know which boy Kiley choose is one of the reasons why we want to read this book, and I will NOT spoil the story.

So at first,when Derek and Lucas started insulting each other, I felt annoyed. I mean, really? If They Both love Kylie, shouldn't they be helping her? Kylie already has enough on her plate, she doesn't need more problems added to her plate.

But what anoyed me the most was when the story got to a point where it everything was so unpredicteble. Even her choice in which boy was unpredictable.

Then, when the most possible outcome was choosing Lucas, that's when I got angry. Lucas got engaged and gave his soul to someone else behind kiley's back, that was UN-FOR-GIVE-A-BLE.

But in the end, well, I'm glad she chose _____, and got an engaged to be engaded ring necklace. And _____ found love too, with someone else. I remember in the book, it went, 'Kiley can imagine when _____ explains to his children how he and their mother met, he's gonna say, "Your mom jumped out of a bush one day and demanded I give her a piggy-back ride." It's hilarious:D

At the end of the book, Holly marries if-you've-read-the-whole-series- you'll-know-who-it-is. And the last sentence, it went, 'Inhaling, Kiley felt love in the air.' AWWWW. I SO-O-O-O wish that there's more to Kiley's story.

Maybe someone will pick up the story from there and continue it as a Ghost-Writer. I hope so.
chosen at Nightfall is a really great Novel. If you haven't read the whole series, it goes:

-Born at Midnight
-Awake at Dawn
-Taken at Dusk
-Whispers at Moonrise
-Chosen at Nightfall

Read them all before you read Chosen at Nightfall or else the book won't make sense.

Hope you enjoy the Shadowfalls series as much as I did;D

P.S. My anger toward an unjustice act usually last an hour, then I begin to think clearer, so my hatefulness Lucas was what I felt at that moment.

P.P.S. If I told you which boy Kiley chooses, then you might get mad at me and alot of other people (please don't hurt/kill me) depending on which team you're on. But if you read the book, then you won't get mad (well at first you might be mad), but when you see how much _____ has changed (oops, I almost gave the spoiler away), you'll be happy with Kiley's choice.



             Team Derek                                                                                    Team Lucas

                                                              Which team are you?