Sunday, November 30, 2014

I'm Writing This While Watching Tangled...Again.

I heard that Mockingjay (the movie) was out, so I decided to tell you what you're in for, because the movie is supposed to have basically all of the book in it.

The Hunger Games Book 3: Mockingjay

Katniss Everdeen has survived everything that Capital has thrown at her. Barely. Katniss has been through the Hunger Games twice, being the only female tribute from the 12th Distict. Now she's on her last adventure, to end the life of President Snow. The uprising has grown, and so has the underground 13th district. Acting as the 13th District's Mockingjay, Katniss leads the rebels to destroy the capital--but not everything goes as planned.

Here's the short summary of The Hunger Games Series:

There are twelve districts, ruled by President Snow at the Capital. Every year, the Hunger Games is held. A male and female tribute from each district are chosen, to go the arena and kill people until there is one tribute left. Scary, I know. Katniss and Peeta Mellark are the tributes from District Twelve, the coal and mining district. And in the end both of them survive through both 74th Hunger Games and the 75th Hunger Games, AKA the Quarter Quell. Then Peeta gets captured by the Capitol and Katniss moves to the 13th District, becoming their mockingjay.

Sounds like fun stuff right? Think again.
I had to force myself to read Mockingjay. Without the arena, the book isn't as good. That's why this book got:
** Two Stars
I didn't feel much in this book. The only funny part to me was when Johanna Mason called a character a squeaky mouse. There weren't any really nice parts, it was mostly people dying and more people dying. Then some more people dying. Get the gist? There was basically one thing more that I didn't like. You can't force love, but that's exactly what Suzanne Collins did. The heroes get together, and Katniss and Peeta have kids. You see, the two were forced to love each other to get the audiences' attention. Katniss never really liked Peeta until Mockingjay. I was a bit annoyed.
I did like the boss fighting scenes though. Very detailed.

So that's basically what to expect for the movie.
Have a great week!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Nerd Time...

We've all had those nerd moments. You can't deny it. A couple of days ago I was playing Bloons Tower Defense 5 (five is WAY better than 4 *cough* nerd moment *cough*) and the whole entire time it was like:

Friend 2: "Oh yeah? I have seven ninja monkeys. You have six."
Me: "Boys, boys, calm down. I have Plasma AND EIGHT ninja monkeys."
[Friend one and friend two roll over to my computer.]
Me: "Watch and learn."

Pretty nerdy week.
Anyway, I have brought a book to you that isn't as nerdy as my BTD week, but it's nerdy to some degree.

Some kids wait for their letter from Hogwarts. Some are seeking out their friend and trying to figure out if they are a can eating satyr from Camp Half Blood. Others are waiting for their letter from Master George. And then some want to be like Tick. Tick is supposed to be any normal kid. That's how it turns out most of the time anyway. But, of course, (you guessed it) he's not. Tick gets a letter from the mysterious M.G., a person trying to secure Tick's loyalty to him. But when you just randomly receive a letter from someone saying that they want to recruit you to work for them to complete dangerous missions, things don't always turn out well.
Welcome to The Thirteenth Reality.

*** Three Stars

This book was amazing for the most part. It was adventurous, funny, and straight up geek awesomesauce. You get to learn a bit about Quantum Physics, described in the book as the theory that there are multiple realities. Which leads to Atticus' (Tick) discovery of the 13 realities. He has to travel through these realities with his two friends to try and stop Mistress Jane from being powerful.
The Journal of Curious Letters is filled with riddles, that I race to figure out before the characters do. It's fun, and I'm usually surprised by the outcomes, which doesn't happen in other books. The characters are portrayed as smart, and if they weren't they wouldn't be in their situation. I did have some problems with the characters though. They aren't as well developed as I wish they could be. They are mostly based off of stereotypes like geek for Tick, chill surfer dude for Paul, and tough chick for Sofia.The 13th Reality was awesome, but it definitely isn't as good as the books to come in the series.

That's it for this week! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Catching Flies!!! Yay!!!!

I'm running out of books.
*Looks to bookshelf*

I found this, collecting dust:

Briony has tried to hide her powers. She knows that someone will die in the end. Including herself. If the public figures out that she has the powers of a witch, Briony will be hung. But if the swamp is drained, things will be worse. The Boggy Man will spread the swamp cough, a deadly disease with no cure, to the small town of SwampSea. If Briony doesn't stop him, her sister will be dead, and possibly the ones she loves. That is, if she really does love anyone. Because it's impossible for a witch to love.

**** Four Stars
I loved Briony. She's witty, smart, and straight up AWESOME! Well, I loved her until Eldric came into the picture. Eldric is basically Briony's lovah, and he is introduced early into the book. He is described as a lion, and Briony is described as a witch that hates herself. I didn't exactly understand...
Anyway, that was the only reason for the down grade, the rest of the book is boss. People who love mystery, action/adventure, and/or creepy books will definitely love this book. You'll sit on the edge of your seat, hide it under your desk at school while the teacher is giving a lecture on boring stuff and read it, and your mouth will be hanging so wide at some parts that you'll start to catch flies.
I'm not sure if that's supposed to be a good thing...
It's a great book, especially if you want to be creeped out a bit. Although I do suggest to not read it after watching a horror movie. Not good for the brain.
The book quenches the thirst for awesomesauce and creepy sauce, and you won't be able to put it down.

Well, i hope you guys have an awesome week!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Sushi Post

I'm trying something new this week, but it's still going to be epic.
It's like the fist time I tried sushi...

Anyway, I'll be reviewing a movie this time, which is why you didn't see me on the MMGM Post on Shannon's blog. You know, movies aren't books.
But this movie used to be a comic book, as I just figured out, and it just was released last week, so you'll hear people either raving or ranting about it.
I'll be raving, just to let you know.

BIG HERO SIX is now my favorite movie (along with School of Rock and Guardians of the Galaxy, but that's another story). It's about this kid, Hiro that's a 14 year old who's graduated from high school (*cough* sounds like Keeper of the Lost Cities *cough*). His brother, Tadashi, shows him Baymax, at his 'nerd school', the ultimate personal care taker. Hiro is convinced that he has to go to Tadashi's colledge. He has to create an amazing invention to make it into the school, and comes up with MicroBots, a creation that can turn into anything you think of. What Hiro didn't know was that his invention would cause major destruction.

***** Five Stars
So here's the basics:
The Hero: Hiro, and the group Big Hero Six
The Evil Guy: The Masked Man
Similar Movies: If you liked Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, Tangled, or Frozen, you would love this movie.
Why It was Awesome: Bug Hero Six is basically the first super hero movie Disney's made, so of course I freaked when I saw the preview. It made me laugh, cry, and wish it was in book form so I could chuck it at a wall. It left you literally on the edge of your seat, and then next thing you know, you'll end up laughing so hard the person behind you will end up shushing you--and pushing the seat back up because you're scrunched up on the seat, basically leaving them no room what-so-ever.
what I didn't like: THE FEELS!!! Gosh, the feels... This was the first movie I had cried at--EVER. And when I cry things get ugly. So I was kind of embarrassed by my quiet snorts. Yeah...

Anyway, that's all I have for this week, I hope you have a yummy week filled with sushi (you know, if you actually like sushi...)!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Moment When You Know Your Weekend Got Too Interesting

My weekend was very long and interesting. I don't know about you guys, but my week ended like this:

OK, so I know rainbow unicorns are a big thing, but what about RAINBOW GOATS!
(That could be a thing guys! What do you think? *hands microphone*)

But something else amazing happened. I have found a book as awesome as rainbow goats!
Amazing. I know.
And that book is A Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup

The Cheeseman family has been on the run for a while, from multiple creepy corporate villains that are really stupid. On the other hand, Mr. Cheeseman is a genius that has created an invention that is the reason these villains are on his tail. Him and his three 'relatively odor free' children will go through an adventure filled with awesome recipes for squash and unsolicited advice all narrated by the awesomesaucey Dr.Cuthbert Soup at the National Center for Unsolicited Advice.

Sadly, there are no rainbow goats.
But hey, this book got five stars!
This book was extremely hilarious, even from the first page:
"If I could give you all just one word of advice it would be...well, an incomplete sentence."
"It seems as though every time you turn around, (and believe me, you turn around a lot more often than you might think), someone is telling you how to do or how not to do something. Parents, teachers, classmates, co-workers, know-it-all parakeets, talking snowman, the list goes on."
I laughed really extremely hard, while not being able to put the book down with the endless suspense of who's going to get caught first? Stupid corporate villains or the Cheeseman's? My problem with it? IT ENDED. I was sad. Very sad. :(
This is a good book to read after a very depressing book and just laugh your guts out while never wanting to put the book. (Even if it's midnight.) It's the go to book for laugh and adventure seeking people.

Also a big shout-out to Shannon Messenger for her book Everblaze coming out THIS WEEK! You have permission to freak out and fangirl with me. Go ahead.
Well, that's all I have for this week, I hope you have a good day filled with rainbow goats!