Saturday, 16 May 2015

Prepare Yourself for Outlander

Prepare yourself because the next Outlander episode is going to be intense.
I don't want to go spoiling anything, but it is going to be very emotional and intense.
I suggest bringing tissues and being prepared for the worst!
Only 2 episodes left!
Keeping this post short and sweet, but I'll be sure to write a follow-up soon!

Thanks for reading and comment below if you know what's going to happen or if you are excited for the new episode!

Friday, 8 May 2015

Let's Talk: Unbeautiful by Jessica Sorensen

Unbeautiful by Jessica Sorensen
Let's Talk contains spoilers

4 stars
Gorgeous cover!

Goodreads Synopsis:

You want to know my secrets? What lies beneath the pretty? The scars I can’t let anyone see? The scars tied to my secrets? 
On the outside I appear normal. Some might even say perfect. 
They say that I’m a pretty girl. They say I should be happy. They say that I have nothing to be angry about. That I’m popular. A cheerleader. That I’m perfect. 
Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. 
But all they see is what’s on the outside. 
On the inside I’m raw, open, bleeding. Scars that can’t seem to heal the wounds. 
Carrying dark secrets about who I really am.
How afraid I am to tell the truth.
And it’s slowly killing me. 


Tattoos. Piercing. Scars. The guy who can’t speak. 
Gothic freak. Mute. Punk. I’ve heard it all. 
They say that I’m probably dangerous. They say people should stay away from me. 
They say. They say. They say.
But who are they anyway? 
To decide what I am. 
They don’t know what’s hidden beneath the scars. Beneath the piercings and tattoos. 
The secrets I keep hidden beneath the silence.
Maybe if they knew, they wouldn’t fear me so much. 
Then again, maybe they’d fear me more.


This book was so creepy! It was so different than what I normally get from Jessica Sorensen books.
The characters were likeable and it showed a side to the stories that are normally all about the romance.
This book had me shocked because for once, I had no idea what was going on. It starts with our female protagonist, Emery, tied to a bed thinking about how her community is special and that things are the way they are and there is no way around that. They are always perfect. As she says: Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. But she doesn't want perfect.

The first thing to pop into my head:

In this place, they teach them things that don't exactly add up to our actually society.

And in this town, Emery has a perfect boyfriend who on the outside, is perfect. Blonde hair, cute, a "gentlemen."

Then Emery gets to leave. She has been collecting money, and I honestly had no idea how that would go. Would her seriously overprotective parents let her go?

Then we get to see Ryler's POV. He is living with Violet and Luke. He is also mute, for those of you who didn't know.
So reading his POV was special because I finally got to see what was going on in that head of his.

Emery ends up moving into Ryler's building. When they meet, it wasn't like I knew exactly what was going to happen as I usually do in Jessica's books. This was different. It wasn't a little virgin girl running away from a biker dude who was smoking. She was jogging and came back to the building and saw him. She felt a spark. She knew that she was feeling something strong. He did, too, apparently, because he was looking her body up and down. They then continue to look at each other for a few minutes, until she left because he wasn't saying anything. But in this, some things happen that separate this from a normal Jessica book. First, we find out after that Emery is not a virgin. She slept with someone back home because he wanted to. Second, she says that Ryler made her feel more intense that her boyfriend did (this isn't so new).

She writes in a journal to release all her thoughts, and she felt eternally guilty for something she wrote in the journal. So she ripped it up and threw it out the window. Then she looked and saw a guy pick it up, and low and behold: it's Ryler.

We also figure out from Ryler's POV that he is working undercover with the police. He is trying to stop a mob guy from terrorizing the city. Ryler is doing this because he doesn't have any other choice. It's this or jail.

So then comes the party scene when they finally are introduced. This was awesome.
Ryler is outside smoking and Emery comes by to pick up the journal papers. He then is asking Violet to translate that his name is Ryler and it's nice to meet her. She already knows whats going on though because she knows how to do sign language!
This was awesome because now I am just rooting for them even more!

Next, they decide to play some poker and Emery has her first drink. But she doesn't go crazy and drunk. She only drinks 2, maybe 3 shots.
Anyways, during their game they talk by writing with their fingers on each others hands! This was cute and she lets us know that she used to do this with her brother. We don't know what's going on with him, though.

But we figure out quickly that this is not the case.

This book is definitely worth a read! It will mess with your mind and your emotions like crazy!

So this is the start to their relationship and this book was so different! It was dark, but not in the way that most of Jessica's books are.

Rating: 7/10
Parental Rating: 15+

Comment below and let me know if you agree!

Monday, 4 May 2015

Analyzing TURN Season 2 Poster

I was looking through my blog to make sure all the dates were set up properly for my TV shows, and I saw TURN. I realized that every time I see the poster I stop to see who is on what side. Well, I decided that I would look through that with you guys! Here is a close up of the poster:

On the left, we have the Americans. On the right, we have the British. Being as I never took an immense amount of time to see, I was surprised to see a few select people on either side.

On the LEFT we have:
  • George Washington
  • Ben Talmadge - looking hot pulling out a gun
  • Caleb Brewster
  • Anna Strong
  • Benedict Arnold - with his back to the British but looking at them
On the RIGHT we have:
  • Major John Andre
  • Captain Simcoe - he seriously looks murderous
  • Major Hewlett
  • Mary Woodhull - looking very displeased
  • Richard Woodhull
  • Robert Rogers
I was surprised to see Mary on the British side, but after the season one finale, I have to say that I honestly couldn't care less. I couldn't believe that she destroyed the notebook! She is so worried about herself and keeping the man that she doesn't even seem to love!
I like all the characters resting on the left right now, except for Benedict Arnold. And not just because he becomes a traitor, but his character is just annoying.
I love Ben and can't wait to see more of him in the episode airing tonight.
On the right, I like John Andre. I don't know why, but his character is just likeable. I hate, with a passion, Captain Simcoe. Even his voice bothers me!
I don't mind Major Hewlett because he isn't killing people for no reason, he is just doing what he is told.

I thought that this idea for the new poster was perfect! It looks great and it shows where everyone stands at this point.

Remember, new episode airs tonight!

Well, this is all for now! Hope this helps for those of you struggling with the names or looking for a clear view of who is on which side!
Comment below and let me know what you thought of the separation of the sides for the poster! Let me know who your favourite character is!

Friday, 1 May 2015

May 2015 Book Releases

Super excited for so many exciting books being released! Here is my most anticipated books for May of 2015! If I missed something or didn't include a book that might be self-published, it's most likely because I didn't know about it just yet.

Here we go!!

Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
Obviously this is mentioned first! I am so excited for this book! I love the Pushing the Limits series! Plus, it is about a motorcycle club!! That is so exciting and hot! I am excited to see where this series goes... will it all be from one POV? Or other characters? 
Released on: May 26th 2015

The Heir by Kiera Cass
Released in 4 days!!! I am so excited! I will be buying this the moment I get the chance! I mean, this time it's about a girl with guys running?! And I'm a girl so I'll have so many there to chose from! I mean, she will. ;)
Released on: May 5th 2015

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass
I am very excited for this book. I have yet to read a Sarah J. Mass book, but I've heard they are epic! Plus, this is a beauty and the beast spin! I love fairytale spinoffs and I'm excited to see where this goes!
Released on: May 5th 2015

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed! Let me know in the comments what book you are most excited for this month!