Saturday 15 October 2016

September Wrap Up | Faith

Alright, so the first book I read this month was A Court of Mist And Fury! Honestly, this might've been my favourite book of the year. Obviously, this book wasn't perfect and I did find things that I didn't like. The main thing was the pacing, I just felt like it only gripped me in the beginning and end, and that it fell flat somewhere in the middle.

If you didn't know, I wasn't a huge fan of A Court of Thorns and Roses so I was actually very hesitant to pick this up. If it weren't the for the praise that this novel was getting, I wouldn't have picked it up otherwise. The ending definitely blew me away, and I can't wait for the next book. I would rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

The next book I read in September was, Rebel of The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I feel like this book was quite hyped. Again, I always find myself being disappointed in hyped books now a days. Let's just keep this short by saying that this book could have had a lot more depth than it did. This book has a lot of potential to be something great especially since it's going to be a series. Hopefully as the series goes on, the overall quality will improve as well. Will I be reading the sequels? Probably not. I would rate this a 2 out of 5 stars.

The third book I read was Origin by, Jennifer L. Armentrout. In the beginning of this series, I had really high hopes... Now it's kind of gone downhill. For the first maybe 25% of the book, I was super interested in the content. However once we reached the middle and the end, I was constantly eye-rolling. The romance in this book wasn't appealing to me, it was overdone and it seemed like the only thing that was on the characters minds. I was just constantly asking myself, is this all they can focus on? Considering the circumstances these characters were in, I would imagine that the strength of their relationship wouldn't be their top priority. Not to mention it kind of seemed like there was no emotional connection between the two because of focused they were on noticing how attractive they were to one another. Another problem I had with this book was the fact that it not only consisted of 75% unneeded romance, it lacked depth in both the characters and the stories, and finally I couldn't tell the difference between Kat and Daemons point of view. You know, I don't really know if I'm going to continue on with this series, I have been let down with the last few books so I really can't be sure. I would rate this a 2 out of 5 stars.

The fourth book I read was sent to me from Blaze Publishing and that is... The Surrendered by Case Maynard. I'm not really gonna say much on this book considering I have a written review on it which you can view HERE. I thought this was a very typical YA dystopian, but at the end of the day it was a very strong novel. I would rate this a 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The fifth book I read was Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova. Again, I'm not gonna say a lot because I also have a review on this book which you can view HERE. I thought this book had a really unique and interesting concept. It did lack in certain things but it was still a very enjoyable read. I would rate this a 3 out of 5 stars.

The sixth book I read was Tales of The Peculiar by: Ransom Riggs! I fairly enjoyed this, there were stories in this book that I wasn't too fond off but there were some that I found to be very interesting to read about. I think my favourite one was about the cannibals. If you're a fan of Miss Peregrines, and are hesitant about picking this, I would encourage you to do so! It's a book from the world, and it's truly fascinating to read about.

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Monday 10 October 2016

Recent Obsessions | September Edition | Faith

If you are very unaware of this kind of post, this is basically just a post where I can list all of the things that I have been recently obsessing over. It can range from books to movies and music, it really depends on my mood.

Alright, so the first category is....

As said in my previous post, I'm kind of particular with my music taste and I don't really continuously listen to a lot of music artists.

I guess you could say that I've always been a fan of Selena Gomez, I mean the love kind of faded over the years because I started not to keep track of her work anymore. For some reason, I just decided to listen to her new album, Revival and I just really loved the songs that were on it. I honestly thought I wouldn't like it because I had only heard the songs that were released as singles or came with a music video. I was so wrong.

So here's the story behind this revived (HAHA) Selena Gomez thing, for some reason Raquel and I really like to listen to Selena Gomez's past albums when we're at her house, and I'm not lying when I say this... Every single time I leave Raquel's house after listening to all that Selena Gomez, I leave with this feeling of nostalgia. That nostalgia makes me listen to her albums when I get home, and this led to Revival.

I much prefer this album to her past one because I really didn't like that one. Maybe that's why I just stopped listening to her music for a good 2-3 years. I dunno, I just really enjoyed this one. To me, the songs were lyrically very nice and overall just pleasant to here.

Here is a list of my favourite songs....


The next artist is, Ruelle or Maggie Eckford. Her music has been featured on various TV shows such as Shadowhunters, The Originals, Dancing with The Stars and Pretty Little Liars. Now this isn't really a recent obsession, I started listening to her music while season 1 of Shadowhunters was airing. She has a lot of great songs, and for me it was very hard to find a song that I disliked. If you're into electronic pop (I think that's how you describe it..) then I would definitely suggest that you go and check out her music! If you watch TV, you'll probably end up hearing her music somewhere. So if you don't feel like searching for her yourself, she'll probably wind up on your favourite show or maybe she already has and you just didn't notice.

Here's a list of my favourite songs...


Don't deny it, whether or not you have a lot of social media, there is one platform that you either prefer or completely obsess over. For me, that one platform that I love A LOT is....

For a very long time, I was very hesitant to make a Pinterest account because I knew that I would get obsessed... I was so right, but I wouldn't change a thing.

So basically, I like to think that I'm a very visual person when it comes to creating things. To be specific, writing. Now if you have followed our blog for a while and have read every single post I've written, you would know that I'm writing a story--I refuse to call it a book because it's strange to say that and I don't know why. I used to have multiple word files that held my character boards and all of my visuals, and then I discovered Pinterest! It's so great, everything is one place and it all just looks really nice together.

I have kind of stopped with writing, and I think it's because I took a one week break to go to a festival so now my motivation is gone... Whoops.

If you'd like to view my Pinterest boards, I'll link my profile HERE.

Below are two of my character aesthetic boards that I created for my characters, Sabrina and Jeffrey.


If you didn't know already, I LOVE MOVIES AND TV!

The first is a film called The Fundamentals of Caring, which stars Paul Rudd  A.K.A ANT MAN, Selena Gomez and Craig Roberts. This is a Netflix movie that I found, and had no idea what it was about if I'm going to be honest, I just put it on because I wanted something to watch.

First thought, this totally reminded me of Me Before You. Now when I say this, I don't mean that they are completely similar but there are definitely similarities you can't deny. The story is much, much more different and holds a lot less romance.

The similarities would include the spontaneous trip and the fact that there is a friendship between Ben who is a caregiver and Trevor who is in a wheelchair and is suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.


The Comedy: For me, it's really rare to actually laugh out loud while I watch a film or TV show. This movie had me bursting out into laughter at many moments throughout the film. This is going to sound so strange, but one of the funniest parts of the movie was the peeing in the pit scene... I'm just gonna leave it there.

The Acting: The acting was SPECTACULAR in this film. That's all I have to say. However if you're wondering about the, script? Fantastic. The pacing? Wonderful. 

The Anticipation: There were so many scenes in this film where I was on the edge of my seat, my heart would race and I would panic over what was going to happen next. Then it would turn out, it was a joke or everything was fine... *sigh*


The next thing is... Quantico. I'm sure that was a huge surprise for you because there definitely isn't a huge banner above this that says Quantico. So the story is, I was looking for a new show to watch because the shows I watch don't come back for a couple weeks. So one day I stumbled upon Quantico on Netflix. Can you guess that I got obsessed? Yeah I watched ten episodes in a day. It's such a gripping show and I love it so much!


The Storytelling: In a lot of ways, Quantico reminds of one of my other favourite TV shows, How to Get Away with Murder. The story lines are completely different but the way the plot is told is what makes them similar. I don't have a problem with the two being similar, I kinda love it if I'm going to be honest. It also makes sense since the shows are both from ABC Studios.

Priyanka Chopra: I love her. She's so great, she does a great job bringing the role of Alex to life. I mean all of the actors do an amazing job on the show but she really stood out to me. Another thing that I love about not only her but also the show in general is the fact is that she's an Indian actress who is the main/lead character in a TV show. I don't know about you, but that's something I haven't seen lately and it was amazing to see that in Quantico.


My favourite movie of the month was, the Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children film! I really loved this movie, there were obviously things that I didn't like, one of those things being the ending. I had been anticipating this movie ever since I heard Eva Green was cast as Miss Peregrine. I don't really want to say too much considering I have written a review on the film that you can check out HERE.


I don't know why I didn't include this category in the last one. I mean this is a book blog and I somehow missed putting a book category? Oh well---It's here now.

This book blew me away. Yes, it's definitely an over-hyped book and I tend to stray away from them. Usually when I do read them, I end up being let down. However with this book, I LOVED IT SO MUCH! I didn't really like or love A Court of Thorns and Roses, I can't really give you a reason I just found it very bland and boring. With, A Court of Mist and Fury, I loved 85% of it. I believe that Sarah J. Maas has a really great writing voice and I also think that she's excellent at world building. Those two factors are things that contributed to my love and enjoyment of this novel.

Thank you so much for reading!

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Tuesday 4 October 2016

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children | Movie Review | Faith


When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers - and their terrifying enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends. Based on the novel "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children," written by Ransom Riggs.