Friends, dedicated followers, I sincerely apologize for my blatant lie in March. I clearly did not get to catching you all up over my spring break because I suck. I wish I could say I was busy with school, which is partially true, but I also got busy reading because I had spare time.
BUT Saturday, May 16, 2015, I GRADUATED COLLEGE. Whoa. My schooling career is officially over. It’s actually kind of heart breaking. I spent my entire life building up for this very moment and you know what, it’s kind of anti-climactic. It’s also incredibly stressful. I have an internship at EAA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the summer, but once that ends I have no idea where I’ll be. Well, I’ll probably be living back home with mom and dad, but I don’t know where I’ll be career wise because my sights are set too high to get my dream job right out of college.
Now I have some free time so I’ll quick catch ya up on what I’ve read and whether or not you should, too. Here is the short version.
In August I started reading the Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick. It was REALLY good. I highly recommend it for any supernatural, sci-fi, fallen angel book-type lovers out there. The dialogue was witty, there were some plot twists, and, because I don’t read anything without it, there was romance. Seriously, you’ll love them.
After that I read The Duff by Kody Keplinger. I had been seeing previews of it and then found a Buzzfeed article that had said it was a book first. So I went to read the book only to find the plot was extremely different than the movie plot. I still haven’t seen the movie, but based on the preview it looked different.For starters, the mom is not around in the book because they’re divorced and in the preview it shows what I assume is the mom riding a lawn mower crying. Bianca doesn’t ask Wesley for help to not be a duff anymore and Bella Thorne’s character doesn’t even exist in the book. It was okay, but I was a little let down because I was expecting something completely different.
After that I read Never, Never by the amazingly talented Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher. These awesome ladies co-wrote the book and it was PHENOMENAL. My only complaint is that it was only PART ONE of THREE. I didn’t know it was in parts when I bought it. All of a sudden it just stopped and said “catch part 2 May 19!” and I was like WHAT?! NOT HAPPY. So I’ll put out a complete review once I have demolished all three parts. But part one was spectacular. Also, I love the name Charlie (Charlotte) for a girl. That is all.
After that I read the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead based on a recommendation from a friend in my college’s English department. I LOVED IT. It follows guardian in training Rose Hathaway as she returns to a boarding school in Montana for vampires and the half vampires who protect them. Rose has a sort of psychic bond with her best friend, royal vampire Lissa. Rose was badass and sarcastic and Dimitri was badass and Russian and there were vampires and magic and a love story and a couple of plot twists. It was perfect. I fell in love with every character so much that when I read that there was a spin-off series with the same characters, I bought that shit so quick.
The Bloodlines series was okay, but not nearly as good as its original. The series follows Sydney Sage, the Alchemist who was helping Rose in the last half of the series. Sydney’s character is a know-it-all, vampire hating, magic wielding, boring person. She’s sometimes funny, but she’s fact driven so she was really boring. I was more interested in following Jill, the half-sister of Queen Lissa from the first series. Maybe it was just reading twelve books in the same world back to back that got to me, because let’s be honest, after some time in one world you kind of need a change of pace. Or maybe that’s just me. There were a couple of plot twists, and I loved her when she was involved in the witch stuff, but otherwise I was like wow, this series could have been three books long and it would have been perfect. The last few I kind of rushed through. So read the Vampire Academy series because it’s amazing and if you think you’ll have withdrawals, try Bloodlines. But you have been warned, nothing can top the life of Rose Hathaway, badass guardian.
Next on my list if Colleen’s (in my head we’re best friends and on a first name basis. Hey, Colleen!) Confess. I’ve had this book since March and I NEED TO READ IT NOW. And now that I have a big girl job that leaves my nights free, I can totally do that. Expect to hear from me again soon, friends! I’m working on being around more.