I think I just want to curl up and eat M&M’s.

I really do, just curl up and eat m&m’s, and maybe cry. Crying sounds good too at the moment. Not only am I sick and miserable, but I’m on my period, sick, and miserable. Isn’t life fun right now? So, I’ve got cookies baking in the oven, and I want some m&m’s. Which is funny, because I really don’t like chocolate or anything, it’s just not good to me. BUT M&M’s AND CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES SOUND LIKE HEAVEN RIGHT NOW. Oooh, and crying and eating cookies sounds great. Because who doesn’t love that hormonal roller coaster ride you get? Sooo much fun!

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It’s been awhile, I apologize.

Things have been a little upside down as of late, and I haven’t been able to get on and post as I would like to. I was on vacation until yesterday afternoon, and I didn’t have wi-fi or anything of the sort, and my computer was left at home. And lucky me, I seem to have caught something. My throat hurts, I’m coughing, sometimes I can’t breathe, I’m running a fever, the list goes on. Not only am I sick, but I managed to make most of my family sick as well. Needless to say, they aren’t exactly happy with me because of that. But it’s not really my fault, so they can’t blame me. Hopefully, I’ll be up and running again by Wednesday, and I have a couple of reviews for you sometime in the next two weeks or so.
But I’m a procrastinator at heart, so you never know with me.

-nixi

Book Review – Obsidian

Book Review – Obsidian – by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This was a great book! Not only did it manage to keep me hooked, but it also managed to make me smile, which is a rare occurrence in most books. {What’s with all the gloomy books here people?} Anyways, it was a good, easy going read that I enjoyed. The plot is great, and it’s such a refresher to read an amazing fantasy novel that isn’t related to vampires. [Not that I have anything against vampire books, I just finished reading one last night. What, you ask, is it about then?
¬†Aliens. But don’t worry, not your typical green skinned, five eyed, three fingered aliens. I’m talking sexy aliens with very different attitudes.

Jennifer Armentrout did a great job. It has enough older content that I’m satisfied, and makes for an easy read.Her plot lines were intent, and left me breathless at times. This is certainly a one of a kind book, and I enjoyed it. Not often do I stumble across something as cool as a book about aliens, and even more rare, that I enjoy the book about aliens.
note: I try not to give too much away with these reviews. I HATE it when a review spoils a book. I like to think of my reviews as straight, truthful, and to the point. You won’t find much about plot, or about the characters, but that’s good. Read it and see for yourself.

until next time,

nixi

It’s been an interesting week.

It’s been interesting, to say the least. And the week is only half over, only two more days of school- which I’m happy for. I got this beautiful journal at Marshall’s the other day, and I can’t seem to put it down. I’ve been writing and writing in it, and I’ve finally found my muse again. Currently, I’m writing a story about an art teacher with a different sort of twist in it, one that I’ve personally never read about. SO at least I’m feeling a little original here. Anyways, I actually have a few followers and I’m surprised, frankly. It may only be two or three but I still have them, which makes me smile. It’s a good feeling to know what you post might actually be read.

I have a book review in my drafts that I’m going to finish up and write. If you’ve ever read the Lux series, you might be familiar with it. But that’s all the spoilers I’m giving at the moment. My mother handed me a new book today. Looking for Alaska, by John Green. I’ve heard it’s good, so now I’m putting that opinion¬† on trial- once I finish the book I’m reading. My problem this week is that I can’t seem to get motivated to read. I love the book and it’s keeping me hooked, but I just don’t feel like sitting down for a bit and reading and finishing it. I’m halfway through, and hopefully by tomorrow night it’ll be completed. Perhaps I’ll even post a review about it, though I’m not sure if I will just because I’ve been dragging it out chapter by chapter.

So let’s see, something else to ramble on and talk about, as I’ve seemed to be doing a lot of this in this post. I think I have an English quiz tomorrow.¬† I hate English, by the way. While I love to write and read, the grammar lessons are positively prosaic. They don’t hold my attention and my mind started to wander and that’s not a good thing. Which is why I usually fail the quizzes and tests on it. The good news, is that I make up for it in mandarin. I get 105’s on those. So, while I can’t even write my own language well, I can write a foreign language with ease. Welcome to the upside down chronicles on my life.

 

until next time,

-nixi

A few books worth checking out

I’ve been looking over at my bookcase for novels to review. Basically, I found a bunch I have loved over the past six months, but none I really wanted to write a review for. So, this is me not writing a review, while writing a review. Confused yet?

GLADIATRIX by Russel Whitfield

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I enjoyed it, I really did. I found it on a shelf in a goodwill store, and so I took it home, because it looked lonely. And the cover spiked my interest. . . Turns out, it was an interesting read. Lysandra, a Spartan Priestess, is taken captive when the ship she was sailing on wrecked. She is forced to fight in the arena with other woman, as a stage show before the male Gladiators do their part. She quickly climbs, never losing a fight. To lose a fight, meant death. In this novel, Russel Whitfield does an excellent job with his details, though, I don’t recommend this book to anyone under the age of seventeen. Contains mature content.

EON by Alison Goodman

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For the lovers of fantasy, “dragon” fiction- Eon is the book for you. Not only does it contain stunning plot twists, but the writing is superb and you can connect easily with the main character. Eon is a boy who is training to be a dragoneye. A dragon eye holds the power of one of the twelve dragons in the Chinese calendar. Rat, Pig, Ox, Tiger, you get the idea. For each animal, is a dragon. The Rat Dragon, etc. And ever more powerful, the elusive Mirror Dragon, which hadn’t been seen in over five hundred years. This book was great, I could hardly put it down. I remember staying up to an ungodly hour just to finish it, and on a school night. I regretted it the next day during English, believe me.

THE SELECTION by Keira Cass

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The Selection is for fans of fairytale weddings, and princes. Well, not exactly. Placed after America has gone under as a County, society is ruled by a monarchy. They strictly follow the caste system, and whatever number you are is what you do. You have to be able to buy your number, or get born into it. FOr America Singer, she was born a five. And naturally, she can only do the work that fives do. When the ruling family’s son is reached mature age, he can finally seek a bride. To do this, they take a girl out of each county at “random”, and have them try and win the prince’s heart at their stay in the palace. What happens?

Even I don’t know They cut the book off, stating that it is BOOK ONE. I’m not happy about that, I wanted to see what happens, I still do. I’m very anxiously waiting until the second one comes out, but I don’t think it’ll be any time soon. Hopefully, by next year.

Until next time,

nixi

Book Review – Mystic City

Book Review – Mystic City by Theo Lawrence

Mystic City, written by Theo Lawrence was sensational! The plot lines were absolutely stunning and gripping, I couldn’t put this book down! Staged in the upper part of New York, you don’t know who the bad guys are, or the good guys for that matter. What you believe to be true, isn’t. It’s a superb read, one that I recommend and hope that you all pick up. My only suggestion would be to wait for it to come down on price, or come out in paperback. It cost me 20$ at Barnes& Nobles. I don’t regret spending the money, but it’s just a little to much, you know?

Aria Rose, an upperlevel citizen in Manhatten, has everything she has ever wanted. Or so she’s told. She can’t remember hardly anything before she overdosed on a drug. She’s engaged to Thomas, the son of another wealthy family in the upper levels, or so she’s told. She can’t remember him, or the romantics they performed. Desperate to get her memory back, and even more so to figure out the puzzle pieces she’s been missing, she goes down to the extreme. But what she finds, and who she finds, isn’t what she had in mind.

Sorry for the wait,

nixi

Update

I’ll have a book review or two up tomorrow. I have the day off from school, as the administrators believe election day is a holiday. I think not, but I’m not complaining about the lack of school tomorrow. Believe me.