Thursday, May 30, 2013

All Time Favorite Books

So, this kinda goes along with my Favorite characters post I did - http://theblogoftheteenagenobody.blogspot.com/2013/05/favorites-characters.html - but with this I've done different genre categories and listed my top 5(or around 5) favorite books from each. I kinda just did any category I wanted to and possibly made up a couple of 'genres'. =) The Middle Grade reader and YA are for ones that didn't fit anywhere and/or that I didn't want to clog all the other categorizes with. =)

Fantasy/Sci-Fi-
  • False Prince
  • Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince
  • The Wizard Heir
  • The Gray Wolf Throne : A Seven Realms Novel
  • Cinder
  • Paladin Prophecy
FairyTale Retellings-
  • Tiger Lily
  • Entwined
  • Cinder
  • Grimm Diaries Prequels* : Once Beauty, Twice Beast
  • ^Ember In The Wind
YA contemporary-
  • Guitar Notes
  • Reunited
  • Dash and Lily's Book Of Dares
  • Just One Wish
  • 13 Little Blue envelopes 
Horror-
  • DreamHouse Kings: TimeScape
  • Anna Dressed In Blood
  • Morpheus Road: The Blood
  • The Devouring
  • The Vanishing Game
Adventure-
  • Adventurers Wanted: Slathbog's Gold
  • Rangers Apprentice: The Siege Of Macindaw 
  • The Brotherband Chronicles: The Invaders
  • Galahad: The Wave Of Titan  
  • Beyonders: A World Without Heroes 
Funny -
  • Insignia -This fits many categories, but I decided to put it here.
  • Guitar Notes
  • Just One Wish
  • Croak
  • Kane Chronicles: Red pyramid - Again It's fits in many categories but I needed another for this and this works, right?
Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic-
  • Reboot
  • 5th Wave
  • Requiem 
  • Legend
  • Catching Fire
Zombies-
  • Chronicles Of Nick: Infinity - Is there or is there not Zombies in this series? It may not be only about zombies, but its the only place I could fit it.
  • Dark Inside
  • Ashes
  • Shadows
  • Enclave
Under-Rated-
  • DreamHouse Kings
  • Shadow Grail 
  • Virals
  • Life As We Knew It
  • Dark Inside
  • Dragon Chronicles #4 Ancient, Strange and Lovely
Biggest Let Downs -
  • 13th Reality
  • Maximum Ride
  • Erec Rex
  • Skinjacker
  • Galahad
Middle Grade Reader-
  • Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Last Olympian
  • Fablehaven: Keys To The Demon Prison 
  • Pendragon: Rivers Of Zadaa
  • Loki's Wolves
  • Stronger A Super Human Novel
YA-
  • Pandemonium 
  • The Archived
  • Lorien Legacies: The Rise Of Nine
  • Poison 
  • Reboot
Don't forget to check out the companion post here -http://theblogoftheteenagenobody.blogspot.com/2013/05/favorites-characters.html

Favorites: Characters

This is about my favorite characters, from books, movies, shows, comics and stuff. Like my favorite Robots or Aliens (Or, Or, My favorite martian, ya get it?) and my favorite Villains, Sidekicks, Heroes, Love interests and so on and so forth.  I'm gonna do like top 5, but some may have more and some my have less, I don't really know. So, some of this I already did in my 100th post but I wanted to do a more in-depth one, and I'll try to do different ones so it's not completely the same, though I only did Heroes and Villains then, so of course its different.

Robots/Cyborgs-
  • Cinder from Cinder
  • Iko from Cinder
  • Samm From Partials 
  • Sonny from I-Robot
Aliens- My brain stopped working for awhile so most of these are from the same show.
  • Marvin The Martian
  • Micheal from Roswell
  • Isabel from Roswell
  • Evan from The 5th Wave
  • Max from Roswell
Ghosts- I had a bunch for this and then I had a brain fart and forgot them, =(
  • Anna from Anna Dressed In Blood
  • Casper The Friendly Ghost
  • Jack/Jason December from The Vanishing Game - This is confusing, he's not really exactly a ghost but I'm counting it anyways.
Princes-
  • Sage from The False Prince
  • Caspian from The Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian- The Newer Movie
  • Oliver from Between The Lines
  • Kai from Cinder
  • I got nothing else so lets go with - Snape from Harry Potter - I mean he is the Half-Blood Prince. So it counts.
Princesses-
  • Ariel from The Little Mermaid 
  • Raisa from Seven Realms
  • Ariana from Poison
  • Cassandra from Rangers Apprentice
  • Azalea from Entwined
Heroes-

  • Thor
  • Green Arrow
  • Percy Jackson
  • Jason from Heroes Of Olympus 
  • Jack Frost from Rise Of The Guardians - He counts!

Villains -
  • Catwomen
  • Loki
  • Kronos from Percy Jackson
  • Voldemort
  • Stay Puft Marshmallow Man 
  • Queen Lavana from Cinder
Sidekicks - Ok, so in my opinion sidekicks are some of  the best characters and my favorites, for the most part, they're funny and badass and just all around awesome, usually. These are, in my opinion, some of the best sidekicks ever.
  • Sam from Lorien Legacies
  • Grover from Percy Jackson
  • Leo from Heroes Of Olympus
  • Vik from Insignia
  • Dancer from Seven Realms
  • Horace from Rangers Apprentice
  • Nick from Paladin Prophecy
Mentors-

  • Dumbledore, Duh!
  • Raven from The Delirium Trilogy
  • Halt from Rangers Apprentice
  • Balthazar from The Sorcerer's Apprentice 
  • Thorn from The Brotherband Chronicles

Love Interests-
  • Flynn Rider from Tangled
  • Jess from Gilmore Girls 
  • Han Alister from the Seven Realms series
  • Jeawon from Prophecy 
  • Steve aka Teen Robin Hood from Just One Wish
  • Graham from This Is What Happy Looks Like
  • Oliver from The Last Little Blue Envelope
OK, so it wound up being mainly from books, but books are MY LIFE! My life I tell you. I'll probably do a Least favorite Characters list with the same categories just my least favorites, and that should be up either later this week or early next week. Also check out my companion post on -http://nobodysbookreview.blogspot.com/2013/05/all-time-favorite-books_30.html- about my favorite books from different categories and genres. =)

Song Of The Moment - Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover, Don't Judge A Band By It's Name

For instance when I first started listening to Skillet my brothers didnt even want to hear it because they thought a band called Skillet couldnt be that great, but now it's one of their favortie bands. Also Sick Puppies weird name awesome band and the with like Two Steps From Hell you might thnk their a rock or metal band but no their instumental i guess is what you'd call them.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ode To A Watermelon

Ok, keep in mind that I am not a poet nor have I ever written an Ode poem before, let alone one about a melon, but hopefully this is better than my Halloween poem(wink,wink)*. Also, feel free to admire my rhyming skills. =)

- Ode To A Watermelon - 
Watermelon You Are My Heaven,
Oh How I Wish I Had Seven,
Watermelon, With Your Beautiful Colors, Green And Pink,
I Cant Look Away, I Cant Even Blink,
Watermelon Oh How I Hate Your Seeds,
But I Still Love You More Than My Steeds,
Watermelon You Are So Very Yummy,
And Now You Are In My Tummy,
Watermelon, Even Now As I Have A Stomach Ache,
Still You Make My Heart quake,
Oh How I Love You So My Watermelon,
You Really Are My Heaven.

Quick question - Did this crack you up as much as it did me? No? Ok.
Now, technically this may not be an ode but it makes it sound better, right?

Song Of The Moment - I'll Stand By You by The Pretenders 

*Click at your own risk - http://theblogoftheteenagenobody.blogspot.com/2012/11/13-posts-of-halloween-12-halloween-poem_17.html

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ultimate Delirium Fan Contest Update!

Can you guess who won the Ultimate Delirium Fan Contest hosted by EpicReads? I'll give you a few seconds to think.........................................................................................................................
I DID! Thats right I am The Ultimate Delirium Fan! This is hands down the coolest thing that I have ever won, and not just because of the cool prizes (For the Grand Prize Winner...Moi!) honestly I'd be happy without the prizes, I just think its awesome that they picked my video, something that I put allot of thought into and spent quite a bit of time perfecting, that to me is what makes it so awesome. Plus the books are some of my favorite and I'm really passionate about them and I love them so much, which is why I entered the contest in the first place. Plus now I can say that I am Officially The Ultimate Delirium Fan!
Sooo, this is the link to the EpicReads blog post where they announced the winner - http://www.epicreads.com/blog/ultimate-delirium-fan-contest-winners/
You can watch my winning video here^ or here - http://theblogoftheteenagenobody.blogspot.com/2013/04/ultimatedeliriumfan-contest-entry.html
And don't for get that I have a giveaway going (which no one has entered and it is very depressing =[ ) which includes a copy of the first Delirium book, you can find it by clicking on the giveaway tab up top or click here-
http://theblogoftheteenagenobody.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html , so go forth and enter!
Wow, that was allot of links! =)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Reviews, Reviews, everywhere Reviews.

So, things have kinda come to a stand still here, mainly because I haven't been reading as much as I would like because I've been busy. And then with the books I have read I haven't felt like reviewing or the reviews have been completely awful and I haven't felt like actually posting them. So, I decided to post a couple of my old reviews from Goodreads that I've never put on the blog, and so here they are. Keep in mind that I did this when I wasn't really reviewing allot and its extremely possible that they suck and are extremely lame.
 So, I'm gonna post the ones I did for Tiger's Quest and Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck, I did these reviews at the beginning of the year when I first read the books, I did not review the first one but I'll tell you a bit about what I thought of it first and then put in the other real ones, OK? OK.
  About the Series- So, basically you have Kelsey, who is a whiny very annoying main character, who gets a job at a curious and winds up taking care of a white tiger. She then winds up going to India with said tiger who turns out to be an immortal (I think he's immortal, right?) Indian prince named Ren, who of course is "extremely hot' and totally in 'Love' with her. So, they go off on a quest to end the tiger's curse which makes Ren only be able to be human for a specific amount of time a day. So, the quest has four parts and every time they accomplish something the tiger(s) have more time as humans and whatnot. Then of course there has to be some type of 'love' triangle and that's where Kishan comes in. Kishan is Ren's brother who is a black tiger and also cursed and also in 'love' with Kelsey. Now, usually I don't pick sides but I made an exception with these books because Kishan is way better than Ren, mainly because Ren is Uber creepy and acts like Kelsey is a piece of property that he owns and so I completely hate him. =)
  So, I had been debating about reading Tiger's Curse since it first came out and had been putting it off because I was worried that it would have to much romance for my liking, but finally I put it on my x-mas list and got it and so I read it. And it did have a bit too much romance, for me, but overall I thought it was pretty good, good enough for me to buy the others. Unfortunately, I did grow to regret buying them. In the first the action and plot and mythology and everything barely out weighed the romance and at least made the romance tolerable. And I really did like these books...at first. Now on to the real thing.

About Tiger's Quest- So, Ren gets captured and so Kelsey and Kishan must do the next quest without him, and they have to Find Shangri-La and other stuff happens, and it's actually my favorite, of the ones I actually read. And of course Kelsey is just MISERABLE without Ren, and does allot of whining and crying and generally pisses me off.

Review: Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck -

Original- This book was amazing, I loved everything after Ren got caught. Honestly everything leading up to that I found boring, and while a lot of people loved the way Ren was so devoted to Kelsey and all the romantic junk, I found it kinda gross and creepy. I like Kelsey as a character, but I hate how she seems to think and act like shes nothing without him and she cant do anything without him, I hate those types of girls with a passion. I did start to like her again when she actually started doing stuff and learning how to fight and everything, but I still found myself constantly rolling my eyes whenever she started "weeping" again. The main thing that redeemed this book for me was Kishan, I love that he's not your typical bad boy, that he's actually sweet and cares about Kelsey possibly even more than Ren, plus while he loves Kelsey he's not as clingy as Ren and he's willing to suffer and help Ren be with Kelsey as long as it makes her happy. There was a significant amount of action however I would've been happier with a little less romance, but that's just me. also, I loved how more mythical creatures like Pan and fairies came into it and personally I love any thing with Shangri-La. overall its a really good book, I would recommend it and I will read the next two, but be warned it starts out slower than the first.

Thoughts Now-  I kinda have mixed feelings about this one, back then I was really trying hard to like these books and now that I know I hate them it's hard to remember what I liked about this one. The main reason I liked this one was the Shangri-La stuff and Kishan, plus because Ren wasn't in it very much which made me very very happy. In the next review you will see where this series really failed to me and when I realized how much these books suck and how lame they are not to mention how much I really really dislike them.

About Tiger's Voyage - So, unfortunately they rescued Ren, but now he cant remember Kelsey. So, they go on a big boat in search of some dragons and not much else happens besides me wanting to murder all of the characters.

Review: Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck -

Original- -This Review may contain spoilers from Books 1,2,and 3-

My first thought after finishing this book and reading a bunch of reviews for it is "are you sure we read the same book?" Because all these reviews are saying how amazing it was and I'm like its OK. And then everyone is saying how much they love Ren (in reviews from every book in the series)and I’m like really he's so needy and controlling and just rude, I'm mean he seriously gets pissed when Kelsey cuts her hair and then wont let her get it cut how she wants again, seriously? How is that OKAY in this century. And he goes on and on about how she belongs to him, what the heck? How could you like a guy like that, seriously I don’t get it. Honestly I liked Ren a lot better when he couldn't remember anything, at least then he was nice to Kishan and not all possessive of Kelsey. And what was with the golden light with Kelsey’s power when Ren's "touching" her? And hello, this is the 21st century you don’t need a guy, but she just bounces from one to another because heaven forbid she be by herself for more than a minute. Also, Kelsey is a jerk, I hate how she's just using Kishan and how she somehow believes that she's doing it for him, how is pretending you love someone the way they love you when you actually love someone else helping him? Honestly after this book the only character I like anymore is Kishan and I barely like him now, He's always been my favorite character but I hate how stupid he is in this one, I mean how can he not see that Kelsey is just using him to make herself feel better. Now as for Kelsey, what is with every guy she meets immediately falling in love with her? And like at least once in every chapter shes crying over just about anything. And I swear at some parts she's a complete moron. And even though she apparently never had a boyfriend before Ren she suddenly cant live without one. I could go on and on about what I don’t like about her but I'll stop at she's a weak character. Also, what is the point of Nilima? I mean she's barely in any of the books, and then suddenly her and Kelsey are close enough to think of each other as sisters? And she's starving herself for Kelsey to be happy? When did that happen?
  And the bad guy is really lame. He's not even in the books for the most part, even when he captures Ren in book 2 and everything, after that he's hardly mentioned. And now he wants Kelsey so that she can give him a heir? Gross. Not to mention every time she sees him in a vision or for real she's terrified of him, but not enough is said about him and everything to make him actually seem scary and EVIL. He seems more of just an Annoyance or pest than a truly terrifying and evil bad guy, if you get what I mean. I think the character development is way off and just sucks.
  Don’t get me wrong I love the story, the plot, and the action, the whole dragon thing is awesome but the characters need major work. Also, there is too much pointless stuff, like you don’t need to know every meal they eat and the clothes they're wearing at every part in the book. And we don't need to be reminded every other chapter of how confused and hurt Kelsey is feeling, we get it, she's depressed.
  Now in all honesty the series isn't as bad as I make it out to be, but I have a thing against to much romance and I prefer books with strong independent female characters not little wimps who cry constantly and cant be single to save their life.
Plus I had thought that these books would be a bit different and better than they are. I would recommend this book, but only to people who don’t take books as seriously as I do. I will probably finish the series eventually but only because I already own the last one. Lastly, I think the perfect ending for this series would be for Ren and Kishan to kill each other and then Kelsey can off herself, everybody wins, well at least I win.

Thoughts Now- I still agree with most everything I said before.

  Overall I really did not like these books, and I still haven't read the fourth yet and don't really plan to. Also, as far as least favorite love interests go Ren takes first place, and as far as least favorite main characters go Kelsey takes first place, because I really really really really really hate them. But on the upside I really did love Kishan.
I'll try to do an actual new review soon, but we'll see. I'll also continue to put my old ones up here. =)

Song Of The Moment - This is Hell by Elvis Costello*

*Let me explain about this song. So, it's in an episode of the show Gilmore Girls (one of my all time favorite shows) where they only play the chorus and so every time I really dislike a book (Or anything else) I always hear the chorus of this song in my head and so that's why I use it for reviews of books I hate.

The Chorus-
 "This is hell, This is hell, I am sorry to tell you."
Ok, so there is more to it than that, but that's the only part I really care about. =)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Two Reviews:

Review #1 - How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer
Review #2 - That Time I Joined The Circus by J.J. Howard

So, I have two short reviews and even though the books have absolutely nothing to do with each other I decided to post them together, because I'm weird that way.

{Warning this post may contain spoilers, but probably not.}

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True - 
  This book is about Zoe, obviously. So, Zoe and her cousin Jess become interns at Fairyland, which is basically Disneyland, but focused more on the princesses and fairytales and whatnot, so their cast characters and Zoe winds up being the 'Evil Queens' assistant. And there's this 'Dream and Do' grant and Zoe is trying to help her cousin win it and everything. So, of course there's drama surrounding it and everything. (I am doing a horrible job at this.)
  Overall it's a really good fun YA contemporary. The characters are enjoyable and realistic, there's a nice little mystery thrown in which is awesome and, of course, some romance. I loved Zoe as a character she's awesome, and I loved her relationship with Jess and everything. The romance was pretty standard, but I did love Ian, though I preferred the other stuff better I loved everything about Fairyland and everything with the 'Evil Queen', I loved pretty much everything about this book. Overall it's awesome, funny and entertaining and everything you could want in a YA contemporary. I totally recommend it to any contemporary fan and yeah, you should totally pick it up. And I apologize for the lame review. =)
Song Of The Book-Ment - Every Breathe You Take by The Police - So, this is the main characters ring tone for the 'Evil Queen' and it got stuck in my head because of it.

That Time I Joined The Circus - 
  The main character, who goes by many names, but for the sake of not confusing you I'll go with Lexi, so Lexi's dad dies and her mom is awol and has been for years, so she has to go find her and it turns out she joined the circus, and this is just the beginning of a story that includes Lexi joining said circus, making out with a few guys, becoming a fortune teller, having to deal with her ex-best friend showing up and upsetting her new life and might eventually led to her reuniting with her mom and somehow finding a way to combine her old life with her new and find a way to be happy again, not to mention plenty of references to awesome music, which of course I loved.
  I have mixed feelings about this book, at parts I completely loved it, and at parts I got bored and annoyed with Lexi and angry with certain love interests and its complicated, which is an amazing amount of feelings in a short less than 300 page book. I kinda hated Lexi in the beginning and then I loved her towards the middle, and then I didn't like her so much again for awhile and in the end I at least really liked her, like I said my feelings for this book are complicated. I liked most of the other characters except for the ex-best friend who I hated. I loved one specific love interest whom she did not end up with. =( I loved the whole Circus thing, it was really cool and even though I don't really like the circus in real life I love it in books and I love the whole run off and join the circus thing I just think its fascinating and really cool and fun. I loved her relationship with all the other performers and everything, and I thought Lexi was a really fun, complex, real character which was nice. And It really is a great book for the most part. I just got frustrated with Lexi at parts and some of her choices and everything, but it's not that its a bad book or anything just that it didn't go the way I wanted it to at some parts. Plus I hated who she ended up with, but I loved that the author made me be OK with it and almost like it. The whole ending was OK, not great, but I only say that because she ends up with the wrong guy! Sometimes I think I get too invested and into a book, its a real problem. But overall a good book and I definitely recommend it. And I'm gonna shut up now.
Song Of The Book-Ment - Still Into You by Paramore

Do two lame reviews equal one OK one? I hope so.