06 February 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #30


I haven't participated in this meme since 2014! :O It's good to be back! I probably won't post every week.

This week's topic is Books that have been on my TBR the longest and I still haven't read. Most of my picks are embarrassing cause I'm really bad at reading books with a lot of pages.


1. Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman - I have the boxed set. Since 2012, I think. So embarrassing. 
2. The Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson - The case of huge book syndrome. I have the first 5 books and they are collecting books on my bookshelf. Has anyone read it?
3. The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan - Got this as a early b-day present from mom a couple of years ago and I've been avoiding it cause I don't want to be disappointed. All of my friends seem to adore this book.
4. The Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent - I kind of want to read past book 1 because of Tod. He's a cutie.
5. Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick - Ehhh... This series. This came during the Twilight craze so the romance is super unhealthy.
6. Going Bovine by Libba Bray - Dust collector. I love Libba but her books are loooong.
7. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta - It's a known fact Marchetta is amazing and allegedly, so is this trilogy. Will read it before I die. For now they're dust collectors.
8. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor - I'm probably the only one who hasn't finished this trilogy. I wasn't a fan of the first book. :/ It was meh for me.
9. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray - Libba, Libba, Libba. I want to read this but the size is turning me off.
10. A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley - My friends love this book and it's been years since they read it. What am I waiting for? I dunno.


02 February 2018

Monthly List: February 2018

Can't believe it's already February! Time sure is flying! I feel like November was just around the corner. Anyway, here's my very short Monthly List for February. I don't read adult novels on the regular anymore but some of these have caught my eye so I decided to put them on my already huge pile.

Books




The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz | February 13th
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella | February 13th
Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward | February 19th 
Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes | February 6th

Movies





Black Panther directed by Ryan Coogler | February 16th
Annihilation directed by Alex Garland | February 23rd

I'm so excited about Annihilation mostly because of the director. I love everything Alex Garland touches. He only recently started directing but he's been a screenwriter of some one my favorite movies.

TV shows




Altered Carbon | February 2nd
Life Sentence | February 27th
UnREAL | February 26th

Two new shows premiering this month and one, epic show is returning. I recently read Altered Carbon and I wasn't so impressed but I feel like I would love the show. Lucy Hale in a CW show! Yes! Yes! Yes! I hope it's cute and can replace the place in my heart previously held by Hart of Dixie. I need a cute dramedy in my life.


08 January 2018

Monthly List: January 2018

It's been a while since our last post, here on YA Fanatic. In the spur of the moment- me being bored out of my mind; I wanted to create a list of notable books/graphic novels/movies/tv shows/music I want to check out in the upcoming month. This time, it's January.

Books




Iron Gold (Red Rising #4) by Pierce Brown | January 16th
Sightwitch (The Witchlands 0,5) by Susan Dennard | January 23rd
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black | January 2nd
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu | January 2nd
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner | January 9th
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman | January 9th

Whoa! So many hyped books are coming out this month. I don't even know if I'll have the time to read all those titles. Iron Gold, The Cruel Prince, Unearthed and Thunderhead are the ones I REALLY want to read. They're on the top of my list. Fingers crossed I read them by the end of this month. 

Graphic Novels


Wires and Nerve Volume 2 by Marissa Meyer | January 30th

05 January 2018

2017 Favorites



2017 flew by so fast! I can't believe it's already January! My birthday is in 14 days! I'm so excited!

I wanted to share some of my favorites of 2017. My interests haven't change much. I've always been attracted to sci-fi, superheroes and drama.

Movie Favorites


Based on the negative things going on in the world, I was afraid we were all going to be nuked and I wasn't going to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  It's definitely my favorite movie of the year. So many people weren't impressed with it-saying it's too different from the whole series but that's what I loved about it. Plus, there's Reylo, my OTP. I don't use that term loosely. Since I've seen The Force Awakens they've been all I can think about. Reylo is life! I hope no one steals my phone cause I have dedicated folders for Adam Driver, Reylo and Star Wars on there with an embarrassing number of images. 

I'd recommend you see all of those movies on my list but if you don't have the time to watch them all I suggest you watch Split, Baby Driver and It. I have a soft spot for Valerian as well-so underrated. 

TV Favorites


TV shows are getting better and better as the time goes by. This year I've been really into these shows. Dark is a German production and I would recommend it to Stranger Things fans. you can't go wrong with a Netflix production, in my opinion. Hulu has been stepping up and released Runaways and the award-winning The Handmaid's Tale. This wouldn't be a Zemira list without a CW show. This time it's Riverdale. As an avid Archie comics lover I am so happy this show exists. 

Book Favorites



2017 has been a year I discovered Alice Oseman. I have to say she has quickly become one of those authors who's work I will read. I have to give her props for writing about LGBT+ population, especially about my fellow asexuals. We are underrepresented in all media. While we're talking about asexuals, I have to mention Ormsbee's Tash Hearts Tolstoy. This book should not be missed! Also, check out Moxie if you are looking for girl power. 

Psychopaths, saints, space battles with and without giant robots, one wilderness life camp, soft winter girlfriends, cults, female assassins and virtual worlds also landed among my favorites. I am drawn to dark things by default. I can't help it.