Thursday, May 22, 2014

Review- The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Summary (Goodreads)

Vengeance will be hers.

Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster? With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer.

Monster.

Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions - her creator Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost - the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie. 

In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, her triumph will be short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.

THE FINAL HUNT IS ON

My Thoughts


      Lately, I have been very disappointed by the final books in a trilogy, but I am happy to report that The Forever Song was an exception! While it was not my favourite book in the series, I still enjoyed it and think that it was a great way to end an amazing trilogy. 


     I think we need to jump right in to it and talk about Jackal.  I mean, he pretty much makes there series, and he is definitely a pivotal character.  I really do not think I would have enjoyed these books as much as I did if he was not a major part of the final two.  If you love sarcastic humour then you will adore Jackal. He always manages to have me in hysterics.


     I can see how some people would dislike the ending, but to me it totally made sense.  I don't want to give any spoilers, but I really can't see it ending any other way.


     The only thing that I didn't really enjoy is that I have a hard time connecting to Allie and Zeke and their relationship together.  For whatever reason, I just don't buy it!  You know when you are reading about a relationship between to book characters and their chemistry just jumps off the page? That never happened for me for Allie and Zeke.  That being said, the familial relationship between Allie, Jackal and Kanin totally makes up for the lack of chemistry between Allie and Zeke.


    I honestly think that if you are going to read only one vampire series in your life that it has to be this one.  It is unique and definitely stands out in an over-saturated genre. 


Favourite Quotes

“I am proud of you, Allison Sekemoto,” he whispered as he drew back. “Whatever you decide, whatever path you choose to take, I hope that you will remain the same girl I met that night in the rain. The one decision for which I have no regrets.” 

“If we are talking about choice and regret, what has happened cannot be undone. And dwelling on the past changes nothing. You will only drive yourself to insanity if you do.” 

“Oh, isn’t that sweet,” came Jackal’s loud, mocking voice... “Let’s make goo-goo eyes at each other in the middle of a stinking corpse field, how very romantic.” 

My Rating



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday- Books About Friendship

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This weeks topic is top ten books about friendship! I kind of struggled with this one! I need to read more books that focus on friendship rather than relationships.  I am excited to see everyone else's lists this week!



1. All of the Harry Potter books (obviously!)
2. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
3. The Outsiders by S.E Hinton
4. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
5. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
6. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares
7. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (I also think Cannery Row by John Steinbeck is a great book about friendship)
8. Looking for Alaska by John Green
9. The Boy in the Striped Paamas by John Boyne
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 

Monday, May 19, 2014

My Week in Boston

I was in Boston last week with my mom for Mother's Day. Unfortunately, I could not comment or read blog posts, and I totally missed it! However, my trip to Boston was amazing and I felt the need to share.  It is officially one of my favourite cities.
We stayed at the Fairmont Copley Plaza- it was beautiful.
Boston Public Garden
Getting ready to board to cruise for whale watching.
Whale watching was truly amazing- this is a humpback whale bubble feeding! Took this picture without zoom!
Harvard
Duck Tour
Where everybody knows your name.
It really was an incredible trip! We did a lot more than this, but I didn't want to bore you all with a million pictures.  If you ever have opportunity to visit Boston I really encourage you to go!


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Day 15- Where Will I Be In Five Years

I came across this challenge over at The Reading Diaries, and I was compelled to participate! I love getting to know bloggers a little better, and I think this is a great way to go about it.  I encourage you to join in the fun!

Day 15- Where Will I Be In Five Years

I never really think that far ahead but I will be almost thirty in five years! I hope to be a successful speech therapist.  I also hope I am engaged and/or married at that time.  I also want to finally adopt a cat. I hope to be in the same town that I am currently living in because I really have very few complaints about it.  That is it! I really just hope that in five years that I am happy and healthy, and so are the people in my lives.

Life of a Blogger- 101 Things You Love

I came across this challenge over at The Reading Diaries, and I was compelled to participate! I love getting to know bloggers a little better, and I think this is a great way to go about it.  I encourage you to join in the fun!

This weeks topic is 101 Things You Love- this is going to be really random!

1. Parents
2. Brothers
3. Friends
4. Cats
5. Books 
6. Education
7. Working with kids
8. Heath Ledger
9. Joseph Gordon Levitt
10. Game of Thrones
11. Vampire Diaries
12. Lillies of the valley
13. Fresh bedsheets
14. Chocolate covered strawberries
15. Nona's tomato sauce
16. The beach
17. Swimming
18. Water skiing
19. Camping
20. Baking
21. Califonia
22. Canada
23. Italy
24. Football
25. Detroit Lions
26.Shoes
27. Disney World
28. Soft t-shirts
29. Marilyn Monroe
30. Thunderstorms
31. Candles
32. Warm baths
33. Bonfires
34. S'mores
35. Christmas
36. Sunsets
37. Writing
38. Sock monkeys
39. Diet coke
40. Laughing
41. Concerts
42. Country music
43. John Mayer
44. Disney Movies
45. Good movie soundtracks
46. Tea
47. Beautiful book covers
48. Cupcakes
49. Drawing
50. Video games
51. Trampolines
52. Tennis
53. Floral dresses
54. Deep conversations
55. Hot yoga
56. 80's movies
57. Good book to movie adaptations
58. Beach reads
59. Small towns
60. Sleeping in
61. Popsicles
62. Weddings
63. Peanut butter cookies
64. Harry Potter
65. Gilmore Girls
66. Accents
67. My brother's sense of humour
68. The internet
69. Youtube
70. Musicals
71. Sweet smelling perfume
72. Great cologne on men
73. Birds chirping in the morning
74. Eyeliner
75. Marshmallows
76. Long drives by myself
77. Independent book stores
78. Independent coffee shops
79. Jigsaw puzzles
80. Blogging
81. Braided hair
82. Online shopping
83. Freshly painted nails
84. Ready Player One
85. Seeing a friend after a long time apart
86. Andy Warhol
87. Jane Austen
88. Mr. Darcy
89. Purple
90. Kate Spade
91. Finding the perfect present for someone
92. Kiera Knightly
93. Sorbet
94. Dark chocolate
95. Underdogs
96. Journals
97. Stuffed animals
98. Pizza cooked in a wood oven
99. Trying new recipes
100. Reality TV

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Day 14- Three Healthy Habits

I came across this challenge over at The Reading Diaries, and I was compelled to participate! I love getting to know bloggers a little better, and I think this is a great way to go about it.  I encourage you to join in the fun!

Day 14- Three Healthy Habits

1. Hot yoga- it is addicting! I go twice a week.
2. Cardio kickboxing- love it! I start every saturday with a cardio kickboxing class
3. Water- I try to drink as much water throughout the day as possible.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Day 13- What's Inside My Fridge

I came across this challenge over at The Reading Diaries, and I was compelled to participate! I love getting to know bloggers a little better, and I think this is a great way to go about it.  I encourage you to join in the fun!

Day 13- What's Inside My Fridge

I would take a picture but it is way to embarrassing! It is a mess! I am writing this post right before I go on vacation (I am on vacation already when this is posted) so my fridge is pretty empty.  Here is a list of what is in my fridge:

1. Almond Milk
2. Cheese
3. Raspberries
4. Spinach
5. A wide range of condiments and so many bottles of hot sauce
6. Greek yoghurt
7. Pickles (what fridge doesn't have pickles)
8. Lunch meat
9. Oranges
10. Apples
etc...