Sunday, December 31, 2017

TV Review: White Christmas

                                                     White Christmas Review
White Christmas is set at a boarding school in the middle of the mountains and this school is a private school that only takes the top 1% percent of students in the country this school is one that is extremely strict when it comes to academics to the point that students aren't allowed to focus on any interests outside of academics and this school only has eight days off a year that happen from Christmas Eve to New Years day. Since most of the students think of the school as a prison most years students don't stay behind during the one break of their school year but this year seven students stayed behind because they received a threatening letter telling them that in eight days they'll see a dead body under the clock tower. The seven students are Park Moo Yul a student that is known for being well behaved, Choi Chi Hoon the smartest student in the school, Yoon Su who is from a wealthy family and comes across as spacey and it's implied that he has some kind of mental illness, Jo Young Jae who is the bully of the school and also a total coward, Yang Kang Moo who is films everything that goes on around him and is deaf without his hearing aid, Yoon Eun Sung the prettiest girl in the school who used to be warm and friendly before become cold and aloof, and Lee Jae Kyu a transfer student that no one really knows anything about since none of them have cared to learn anything about him. At the school there is also a teacher that was assigned to stay behind with the students during break, Kim Yo Han a psychologist who is staying at their school after he got into a car accident near by their school and Kang Mi Reu a rebellious student who is secretly staying behind at the school for his own reasons.

The first half of the series deals with the students trying to figure out what the letters they all received means and who sent the letters. It is also made clear in the first half of the series that none of these characters really trust each other and that seems to be what is actually causing most of their problems at the moment. In the second half of the series once the killer is revealed it is flat out stated that as long as everyone can trust each other they can all survive until the end of break but since it's already been established that these characters don't trust each other you just know that something terrible will happen because of that which is what makes this series such a suspenseful watch.

This series is one that does a great job at creating an atmosphere with it's direction and it really knows how to use it's sets and location to convey the mood the story wants you to feel. The series also has a very unique soundtrack that strangely uses a lot of English songs that oddly really end up fitting well with the tone that series as already set up. One of the best parts of this series is how the characters layers are peeled back through out the series which gives us a better understanding of why the characters act the way that they do through out. The main question that the series ask of whether monster are born or created is an interesting one and the fact that they don't explicitly give you an answer is a good thing as well.

Overall I really loved this series it was well written, directed and acted. The series had a great atmosphere and interesting things to say with the story it was telling. This series kept me invested from start to finish. Please tell me your thoughts on this series in the comment section below.

Book Review: School Spirits

                                                      School Spirits Review
School Spirits is set in the same universe as the Hex Hall series but in this book instead of following supernatural characters we follow Izzy Brannick who is one of the last members of a family of female supernatural creature hunters. Izzy's mother doesn't really trust her to handle hunting down monster on her own because she is the youngest in her family and her older sister has recently went missing while out on a job. Izzy is given the chance to prove herself when she is given her own mission to investigate a ghost that is haunting a high school and this leads to Izzy having to attend high school the first time as she investigates what's going on at the school.

When Izzy goes to the high school she ends up joining the school's ghost hunting club because she figures if anyone is going to have any theories about the recent hauntings it would be the group that spends their time trying to find ghosts. As time goes on Izzy starts to become friends with the other members of the club, Romy, Dex and Anderson which makes it a bit harder for her focus on her mission because she actually starts to enjoy herself and finds herself reluctant to leave the life that she just started to build for herself. Izzy also finds herself falling for Dex but she also suspects that he might be supernatural because she senses some sort of magic on him but since he seems to be unaware of whatever it is Izzy is confused about whether or not he really is supernatural or not.

Overall I found this book to be really fun, I liked the characters, the story and the world that they all exist in and I really wish there could be more books written by these characters although I no that there can't be. Please tell me your thoughts on this book in the comment section below.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

TV Review: Who Are You: School 2015

                                               Who Are You: School 2015 Review
This series centers around the stories of identical twins Lee Eun bi an orphan girl who is dealing with being severely bullied by her classmates and Go Eun byul a popular girl who is often rude and harsh to the people around her who is being raised by her loving adopted mother. By the end of the first episode Eun bi is forced to leave school and was filmed topless by her classmates after they ripped open her top which leads to her deciding to take her own life and Eun byul who is in the same because of a class trip ends up missing after receiving some threatening texts. Eun bi who can't remember who she is ends up going home with Eun byul's mother since everyone including her believes that she is Eun byul.

Once Eun bi starts living Eun Byul's she is able to experience many good things such as having a loving mother who she can go to with her problems, best friends in the form of Cha Song joo and Lee Shi jin and she even gets the affections of Han Yi an who is has been in love with Eun byul since they were in elementary school he is a star athlete when is comes to swimming and all around nice guy. Then as times goes on Eun bi starts to find out that Eun byul's life wasn't as perfect as it seemed on the surface with finding out that she might not have been a nice person and she starts receiving the threatening texts that she doesn't understand but makes her want to regain her memories to find out what kind of person she was only to learn that she isn't actually Eun byul at all.

Soon after regaining her memories Eun bi has to deal with the ring leader of the girls who bullies her Kang So young transferring into her class and threatening to destroy her life once more because she believes from the start that Eun bi isn't Eun byul with basically no evidence because it would cast her as the victim which So young thinks she is despite being a mercilessly cruel bully. From very early on Eun bi has Gong Tae kwang, the class troublemaker and is said to have some sort of mental illness so he is often dismissed by others, is looking out for her when it comes to So young and he is one of the only people that knows that she isn't Eun byul and actually likes her for her rather than because they think she's someone else.

The series primarily focus on two things the threat that So young is making to Eun bi's new life with how she could destroy it by revealing who she really is if she ever got any proof that she wasn't who she says she is and the sort of love triangle between Eun bi, Yi ah and Tae kwang which is actually a fairly entertaining love triangle although I have a lot of problems with how things were resolved in the end. There is also a lot of subplots in this series as well both that center around the main characters and ones that center around other students and one of the teachers as well which I think were actually pretty engaged and during those times is when the series reminded me the most of School 2013 which this series is part of the same franchise of but definitely as a different feel to it.

Overall I really loved this series and I found myself engaged through out most of the series and I found myself at least interest in almost in all the characters. I love the characters of Eun bi and Eun byul both although for different reasons but that's part of what made them engaging and I loved Tae Kwang so much he was such a great character and I hope to write more him in a future post one day. I also thought that So young made a good high school villain and I thought that the actress playing her did an especially good job. This series is great and I'd recommend to anyone who likes teen dramas like I do. Please tell me your thoughts on this series in the comment section below.

Book Review: Finishing School: Etiquette and Espionage

                                              Etiquette and Espionage Review
Etiquette and Espionage is about a fourteen year old girl named Sophronia Temminnick who is living in a steam punk version of the Victorian era and since she doesn't behave in ways that are proper for a young lady in that time period her mother is making plans to send her off to finishing school. Sophronia is against the idea of going to any kind of finishing school since finds lessons in proper etiquette to be dreadfully boring but she soon learns that her new finishing school is unlike any other finishing school since this school is also teaching the fine arts of spying, intelligence gathering, self defense and inventing these lessons are ones that Sophronia finds herself interested in and the ones that she tends to do a better job in since she already had a knack for ease dropping, climbing and messing with her family's mechanicals.

As well as learning the art of espionage at school Sophronia finds a reason to put her newly learned skills to the test when she realizes that her older classmate Monique as stolen an important prototype for the school and plans to sell off the prototype so that she can profit from it. Sophronia along with a few of her new friends spend their free time trying to figure out what the prototype is and where Monique could have hid it and this leads to her doing many things that could get her expelled if she is caught doing them partially because those things are against the rules but also because it would be a sign of being a bad spy if she is caught sneaking around the school.

Overall I really liked this book it was one that had a clear defined world that was different than any other world I read about in the past and I enjoyed that there isn't a lot of time being spent on giving background on how this world works rather this world is just shown to us through Sophronia's eyes and we accept the steam punk and mild fantasy elements this world has. I thought that the premise of this story was interesting and I thought that the characters were pretty good as well. Please tell me your thoughts on this book in the comment section below.

TV Review: The Gifted: EXit Strategy(1.04)

                                            The Gifted: EXit Strategy(1.04)Review
  • I like that the episode started with a flashback of when John along with a few other mutants were trying to break out fellow mutants from a Mutant Relocation Center because it shows how heavily guarded those places are and how dangerous trying to break someone out of there can be.
  • I'm not surprised at all that Lorna doesn't want to work with Reed at all because she obviously doesn't trust him because the last time they met he used information about her pregnancy as a way to manipulate her.
  • I like that when most of the mutants were against the idea of breaking into a prison to save Lorna and Reed that Marcos pointed out that Lorna at one point has saved everyone in this room so they owe her and I like that Marcos just makes it so clear that all he cares about is making sure that Lorna is safe.
  • I liked that Caitlin came up with the plan to try and get to Lorna and Reed while they were being moved because getting them out of prison would be too dangerous.
  • I'm worried about Marcos going back to the cartel for help on getting information on when and how Lorna and Reed are being moved because that kind of information isn't the kind that comes for free and will no doubt lead him to having to do things that he doesn't want to have to do anymore.
  • I like that John wants Sonya to tell Clarice the truth about how she put a false memory in her head and how he doesn't like that she did that because it wasn't right how she invade her mind.
  • I became even more worried for Marcos once it was made clear that his ex girlfriend is the one who is now in charge of the cartel and is surely interested in making Marcos pay as much as possible for the information that he needs.
  • I like that when Lauren heard that they need to find safely stop a prison truck that she came up with the idea that her and Andy could use their powers together to stop a prison truck.
  • I like that Reed as come to the realization that he has been wrong about the way he has seen mutants and how he has treated them in the past but I also understand why Lorna still hates him for everything that he has done in the past.
  • I like that Caitlin doesn't want her kids to be part of a plan to attack a prison truck because of how dangerous it could be for them but I like that Lauren and Andy are able to convince her that they need to take this risk.
  • I hated that Marcos had to use his power to torture a guy in order to get the information that he needed but I'm not surprised that, that was the price for the information.
  • I liked that when Clarice asked John if he ever thought about quitting the mutant underground that he tells her he does all the time but he keeps doing what they are doing because saving mutants is too important not to do.
  • I like that Clarice asks John if the memory she's been dreaming about all episode is real and that he tells her that it isn't, I also like that it's clear that he wants to tell her that Sonya put that memory in her head but considering the timing of the conversation I think it was probably for the best that he didn't tell her then.
  • I liked how Lauren realized just how much their lives have changed in the last couple of days when she realized it was Sunday and that she was suppose to make corn muffins for this thing for school.
  • I wasn't really surprised when Marcos told Sonya and Trader that he wasn't going to leave without Lorna even if things go really wrong.
  • I liked that when Andy's powers wasn't working when they needed them to that Lauren made him angry because she knows that his powers work better when he's angry.
  • I was a little surprised to see Pulse a mutant that we saw at the beginning of the episode who John says was his best friend working for sentinel services(although I assume he's being mind controlled in some way by them) and that his ability can make it so all other mutants are unable to use their powers.
  • I wasn't all that surprised that when Marcos found out that their powers weren't working that he pulled out a gun and was willing to use that to try and get him a chance at getting to Lorna.
  • I liked that Caitlin used a shot of something to knock out one of sentinel services guys so that she could get Lauren and Andy to their car and I like that she made them leave while she stayed behind to do her part in making sure they get Reed back.
  • I felt bad for John that he had to knock out Pulse so that the rest of them could have a fighting chance against sentinel services.
  • I liked how when Reed offered to let Lorna use the metal screws in his leg that she was hesitant to do so but I'm glad that she did use them in the end.
  • I like that in the end Lorna was the one that got her and Reed out of there but I liked seeing the reunions between Lorna and Marcos and between Caitlin and Reed at the end of the episode.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

TV Review: The 100: Heavy Lies the Crown(4.02)

                                        The 100: Heavy Lies the Crown(4.02)Review
  • I felt bad for the grounder Illian who had been forced to do ALIE's bidding and that because of this he lost his entire family at his own hand.
  • I liked that Kane encouraged Abby to keep wearing her wedding ring around her neck because he knows that her relationship with her late husband has a lot to do with the person she is today and he doesn't want her to feel like she has to get rid of that because they are together now.
  • I like that Illain doesn't want to kill Roan in order to have a chance at killing the people from the ark but I dislike that he blames them for ALIE when it really isn't their fault.
  • I like that Octavia and Kane told Roan about how one of the ambassadors is going to challenge him to single combat, I liked that Kane tried to convince him to find a way to prevent the fight all together while Octavia encourage him to have someone fight in his place, I think it says a lot about how the two of them choose to deal with conflicts.
  • I like how Raven is telling Bellamy and Clarke that she thinks that it would be for the best if they tell everyone about the radiation because she believes that the more minds on the project the better chance they have at figuring out a solution to their problems. I like that Clarke and Bellamy point out that they can tell the grounders because they have to prevent a war with them but I did like that they agreed to inform their people once they had some form of a solution.
  • I liked that Monty figured out that they way for their people to survive is to use the part of the Ark that their people are living in as a shelter and that all they need to do is patch it up in order to make it survivable once the radiation hits.
  • I like that Bellamy recruited Bryan and Miller to go look for the hydrogenatorater that the farm station had so that they'll be able to produce enough water for their people for the five years it will take for the radiation levels to go down.
  • I like that Miller doesn't want Bryan to go with them on the mission into the Ice Nation because it's dangerous there and Bryan is still healing from his injuries.
  • I like that Bryan thinks that Octavia murdering Pike was wrong both because Pike was their Chancellor and because Pike did keep him alive for quite a while as well which did inspire loyalty out of him, I also like that Bryan tells Miller that the only reason he helped Miller and the others last season give Pike up to the grounders was to protect Miller's life.
  • I both like and find it concerning how Jasper is much happier now that he knows that there is a very good chance that they're all going to die in six months and I like that Monty is still concerned about how Jasper is really doing.
  • I like that Clarke decides not to go on the mission to get the hydrogenatorater because she wants to find a solution that will save the grounders as well as their people. I also like that Bellamy told her that they save who they can today before he went off on the mission.
  • I liked that when they were looking down at the ruins of the farm station that Harper reached out to hold Monty's hand.
  • I liked that when they noticed that there were grounders at the farm station that Bryan wanted to kill them because of what they did to the farm station in the past and that Bellamy told him that while they could take them they didn't come here to fight and I liked that Monty agreed with Bellamy because he knows that their mission is a lot more important than revenge.
  • I was worried that it seemed like the Ice Nation members wouldn't care that Bellamy had permission from Roan to come there and that they would kill them anyways but I'm glad that the Chief seems to not really care that they're there as long as they leave quickly.
  • I understand why Raven is so frustrated by Clarke not allowing her to tell everyone the real reason they need to patch up the ship because she only got five volunteers to help her out and she needs a lot more than that if they're going to seal up the ark within six months.
  • I like that Jaha is volunteering himself to help Raven out in anyway he can and I understand why Raven doesn't really want his help because of everything he did last season and I like that Clarke is more willing to take his help because she understands what it's like to do horrible things in the name of helping her people.
  • I find it horrifying that the Ice Nation is keeping people as slaves in the farm station and I understand why it's hard for everyone to stay focused on the mission when confronted with this.
  • I like that Echo is offering to fight in Roan's place and that she's been trying to figure out what the ark's people are offering him that is worth risking having the other clans challenge his right to the throne. I actually like that Roan told Echo about the world possibly ending and I'm not sure why since I don't trust her at all but for some reason I like that she now knows why Roan is doing what he's doing.
  • I'm not surprised at all that Kane and Octavia's talk with Illain and the ambassador did nothing to prevent the fight from happening.
  • I kind of like how Jasper makes the point of wanting to live being different than wanting to survive which is what Clarke wants for their people.
  • I like how Jasper points out that Clarke keeping the fact that everyone may die in six months from them is similar to the council sending a hundred teenagers to the ground to see if they could survive on the ground.
  • I like that Bryan and Harper both want to save the slaves which is made up of their people while Monty and Miller now that the genatorater is more important right now since it will be the thing that will keep their people and the human race as a whole alive, while Bellamy wants to do both but in the end chooses to save the slaves because this is the only chance they will ever have to save them.
  • I like that when Monty is given the opportunity to kill the man to kill that killed his father that he instead frees the people he was using as slaves and let them kill him instead.
  • I like that Jaha can tell that Clarke is hiding something and I like he gives her advice about what it means to be a leader. I like that because of everything that Clarke has been through during the series she can now understand why Jaha did what he did in the first season.
  • While I like that Octavia was able to solve the problem with the ambassador but I find it disturbing how easy it is for her to kill people.
  • I like that Illian knows that Octavia was behind the ambassador's death and I like that Echo suspects she was.
  • I like that Bryan is doubting the decision to save the slaves today rather than their people in six months.
  • I like that Bellamy is refusing to not save people when he can just because it may be better for their people in the long run because he's lived that way before and he won't do it again.
  • I completely understand why Raven is angry with both Clarke and Bellamy with how she's mad at Clarke for not being truly honest with their people and at Bellamy for not thinking long term with how he destroyed their best chance at survival.
  • I liked that at the end of the episode that Bellamy and Clarke brought up the whole we save who we can save today again to show that they are doing their best to keep their people alive on a day by day basis.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

TV Review: Shadowhunters: This Guilty Blood(2.01)

                               Shadowhunters: This Guilty Blood(2.01)Review
  • I like that they showed a bunch of dead bodies of people who drank from the cup but died instead of becoming a shadowhunter because it shows that Valentine is already killing so many people by just creating his army and it explains why the cup isn't generally used to create more shadowhunters.
  • I like that when Jace sees Clary show up on Valentine's boat that his first thought is that she has to leave because he knows it's not safe for her there and I like that he protects her from Valentine and his men.
  • I really like the new designs that the seraph blades have because they look more like swords although they look a little less supernatural since they don't light up as much.
  • I think it's really screwed up how Valentine had a couple of his followers use the shape shifter rune to pretend to be him so that Jace would get to kill him only to be faced with him again and I think it was especially screwed up that Valentine used the shape shifter rune to pretend to be Clary to test Jace's loyalty which isn't to Valentine because he doesn't deserve it.
  • I think the thing that makes it clear that Clary isn't really Clary in the boat scene is that she doesn't once try and help Jace kill Valentine which is something that she has always been known to try in the past.
  • I understand why Jace being missing is very upsetting for Alec but I really don't like the way that he is lashing out at everyone around him when they're just trying to help.
  • I liked that Clary confronted her mom about how she lied to her about who she really was and who are father was her whole life and I liked that Jocelyn promised that she wouldn't lie to her anymore.
  • I liked that Clary told her mom about how her brother is still alive while clearly believing that she would see this as a good thing while it's clear that Jocelyn isn't reacting the way that Clary thought she would.
  • I really do think that anyone who doesn't have a parabatai can understand what it's like to have one who you know is in trouble and you also have no way to help them because as Alec says Jace is a part of him and that's a kind of connection that I feel needs be experience to be understood.
  • I felt bad for Simon when Jocelyn found out that he has became a vampire and she flinches away from him.
  • I don't really understand why Maryse thought it was a good idea to go behind Lydia's back and get her replaced by Aldtree.
  • I liked that when Clary realized that the institute being on lockdown means that no one will be looking for Jace and I like that Izzy tells her that Jace is tough so he won't break under Valentine.
  • I dislike that Clary accidently told Aldtree something that makes it sound like Jace could have went with Valentine willingly.
  • I felt so bad for Jace when he was being tortured by Valentine and I think it's really screwed up how after Valentine was done having him tortured he cooked him spaghetti and tried to bond with him.
  • I like that Jace tried to kill Valentine by throwing a knife at him but I wasn't surprised when Valentine wasn't killed so easily.
  • I like that Jace was mad at Valentine for faking his own death and keeping the fact that he had a mother from him and I like that Jace thought that Valentine's explanations about how seeing his father be killed made him stronger just further proves how awful Valentine is as a father and a person in general.
  • I liked that Jace told Valentine that the ones that made him strong wasn't him but the Lightwoods who took him in and trained him, I just always love when Jace claims the Lightwoods as his true family.
  • I think the rune that allows you force your memories into someone else's head is really creepy and I'm not surprised that Valentine would use it.
  • I feel bad for Jace when Valentine tells him he experimented on him by inserting demon blood into him before he was born.
  • I like that Magnus pointed out to Alec that Alec came out for himself and not for Magnus because that is true and I think it's important to acknowledge that.
  • I dislike that Aldtree essentially put out a kill order on Jace because he suspects that Jace could be willingly working with Valentine despite the fact that everyone that knows him best is telling him that he's not.
  • I dislike how Aldtree kicked Simon out of the institute right before dawn when he knows that Simon has nowhere to go but luckily Luke is still there and offers to take Simon back to the Jade Wolf with him.
  • I dislike how Jocelyn thinks that the kill order out on Jace is perfectly okay and I like that Clary doesn't understand why her mother would think that.
  • I dislike how Aldtree threatened to derune Izzy and Alec because they don't agree with the kill order that he put out on Jace.
  • I like that Luke tells Simon be bold and tell Clary that he has feelings for her.
  • I dislike how the other members of Luke's pack lock Simon up in a boat house.
  • I like that Jace called out Valentine for experimenting with demon blood on his own son and I dislike how Valentine then goes on to tell Jace that all downworlders will give into their demonic urges and I like that Jace tells him that he knows plenty of good downworlders and that if downworlders are so evil for having demon blood then it makes no sense why he would experiment on his own son with it.
  • I liked that Izzy helps Clary with her training and then told her how she had to sneak out of the institute by using the shape shifter rune and I like how Izzy references the Art of War to tell Clary this.
  • I liked that when Maryse tries to convince Alec to cut Jace out of his life that Alec points out that Jace is a part of him and if he dies a part of him dies and that he doesn't give up on someone just because they are hard choice.
  • I like that when Clary goes to Luke for help after she escapes the institute that he calls Jocelyn to let her know that Clary is.
  • I dislike how Jocelyn tricked Clary into giving her, her stele and her phone before locking her and Simon in the boat house.
  • I liked that Alec told Magnus that he's sorry for how he has been lashing out him since Jace has gone missing and I like that Magnus accepted it and told Alec to not push him a way when things get crazy.
  • I liked that Clary and Simon talked about how crazy their lives have become in the last couple of weeks and I like that Simon almost confessed to Clary that he's in love with her but he doesn't get to in the end.
  • I dislike how Valentine uses a vampire and her den of vampires to prove that the Clave isn't enough to keep the downworld in check to Jace because while he's right in this instance he isn't right overall.
  • I liked that when Clary told Simon that he has to run faster that he pointed out that he was running slow so that she could keep up with him.
  • I dislike how Jocelyn tried to kill Jace and while I'm thankful that Valentine took an arrow for him, I don't like the reason that he did it which is to prove to Jace that he cares for him while no one else ever will.
  • I like that Clary is mad at her mom for nearly killing Jace because she should be.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

TV Review: Strong Woman Do Bong soon

                                           Strong Woman Do Bong soon Review
Strong Woman Do Bong soon is about a young woman named Do Bong Soon who has super strength since all the women in her family are born with super strength although they can loose their strength if they hurt an innocent person or use the powers for selfish reasons. Bong soon only wants to live a normal life but she often ends up using her powers in order to protect, help out others or when people end up harassing her since they think she's weak. Towards the beginning of the series Bong soon ends up mostly accidently beating up a bunch of gangsters badly enough that they need to be sent to the hospital and Ahn Min-hyuk a CEO of a gaming company ends up witnessing this and pretty much falls in love with her right then and there.

Min-hyuk who is being threatened by someone decides to hire Bong soon to be his body guard both because he needs a body guard and because he wants an excuse to spend more time with her Bong soon agrees to the job mostly because her true dream is to create a video game based around a character based on her and Min hyuk promises he'll let her transfer to the gaming development department after she captures his stalker. Through much of the series Min hyuk is obviously and adoringly in love Bong soon while she is hung up on her first love her friend In Guk doo a police officer who she has had a crush on since she was in high school but since he has never really shown an interest in her it's a one sided love that she gets over as she and Min hyuk ends up spending more time together and he makes his feelings for her obvious she starts to fall for him as well.

One of the major plots of the series is that there is a serial killer in Bong son's area that his kidnapping women in her neighborhood and no one seems to be able to stop him which makes Bong soon believe that it's her responsibility to stop him since she has the power to do so. As the case progresses things become more personal for Bong soon when the killer attacks her best friend and starts to target her as well since she got in the way of his plans by being able to protect her friend from him and the more personal things get the more dangerous things get as well,

Overall I really enjoyed this series it was a lot of fun and really sweet as well which might sound a little weird since there's an on going plot involving a serial killer but it really is. The leading characters were great both together and apart but I love them best when they are being cute and sweet together, if love fluffy romance with a dash of angst this series is for you. Please tell me your thoughts on this series.

Top 10 Books I Read in 2017

1. All the Bright Places: This book is one that I thought had a really good writing style and I found myself completely invested in the lives of the two main characters which led me to feel like I just had to know what happens next. I also thought that this book did a good job of dealing with the issues of grief and mental illness without feeling too dark. Overall I just found that this book did a good job of gripping me through out it's story.
2. Cress: This book is the third book of The Lunar Chronicles series and I liked that this book continued the story for all the main characters that we met in previous books but also introduced us to Cress and gave Thorne a lot more focused and development. I liked that there was quite a bit going on in this book but still plenty of time for character and relationship development as well. One of my favorite things about this book was the relationship between Cress and Thorne which is probably my favorite relationship in the series and I really loved seeing their bond develop in this book.
3. Winter: This is the final book in the series and while I did love how so much happened in this book and so many characters stories were covered in this book there were times when I was a little overwhelmed by everything that was happening in this book since this book was by far the most eventful book of this already extremely eventful series. I really love the characters of Winter and I really liked that through her we saw the way the Lunars lived very different because she comes from a very different way of life than all the other characters. I also liked that Cinder and Kai are finally able to share scenes together again in this book since they really haven't been able to since the first book so that was something I really loved about this book.
4. Blue Lilly, Lilly Blue: I really just love the world and the characters that this series has in it so any time that I get to spend in the world and with the characters is something I enjoy reading about. I really like the way that Blue and Gansey's relationship is developing because you can tell how much they are growing to like each other but are still trying not to act on those feelings.
5. Highly Illogical Behavior: I really loved the writing style for this book that made this book a really quick read for me and I like that the plot dealt with a boy that doesn't leave his house because of social anxiety and a girl who wants to cure him so that she could get a scholarship for a good psychology program and I like that there wasn't a love story between them as well.
6. House of Hades: This book is the fourth book in the Heroes of Olympus series and I found this book to be a lot of fun and I feel like we learned new things about the characters and that we got to see new relationships develop and old ones strength in this book.
7. School Spirits: This book is a companion novel to the Hex Hall series and I like that this book deals with a girl who hunts supernatural beings rather than be one because it gives a new perspective to this world and I thought that the characters and writing in this book were good as well.
8. Rumble: This is the book that I'm currently reading and so far it's a really good read, it has Ellen Hopkins fantastic writing and it is dealing with a boy coming to terms with his brother's suicide and has quite a bit to say on religion as well.
9. United We Spy: This book is the final book in the Gallagher Girls series and I thought it was a fitting end of the series in that it dealt with an important spy mission but also Cammie not knowing what she wants to do with her life after graduating, I liked how the series ended with both the spy stuff and the relatable teen stuff because these two things coming together is what made the series what it was.
10. All Fall Down: This book is the first book in the Embassy Row series and I think that this book was a good introduction to the world and characters that this series will focus on and I think that this book did a good job telling it's story but also leaving room open for the next book in the series.