Thursday, January 29, 2015


So, I feel bad that I haven't updated lately, and I hope that this post will make up for it. 2014 was not a great year reading- I read about 140 books total, and not all of them were... up to my reading level. However, I hope this makes up for it- my very own book awards. Nobody voted for them and I chose the winners, but I hope it opens your eyes to some great new books!!

Best Mystery/Horror
Winner: The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Runner Up: Private School Murders by James Patterson 

The Private School Murders (Confessions, #2)
Best Romance
Winner: The One by Kiera Cass 

   Runner Up: On The Fence by Kasie West

Best Fairytale Retelling
Winner: Cress by Marissa Meyer 
Runner Up: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Best Dystopia/ Sci-fi:
Winner: Pawn by Aimee Carter
Runner Up: Dangerous by Shannon Hale

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Tay Swizzle Book Tag


So technically there is ALREADY a Taylor Swift Book Tag, and some of the choices are pretty awesome, but they did leave out some of her best songs, so I am redoing it.

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Pick a book that you would never ever read again. Like ever.

For me this would be The Giver. Which is kind of ironic because Taylor Swift is in the movie.

Book with a red cover.

Hmmmm…… do I have one? Just kidding, I have plenty. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer… it’s only partly red, but I only partly want to answer this question so….

I Knew You Were Trouble
A character that you knew was trouble, but you fell for him anyway.



This is a book that you automatically fell in love with, and just makes you wonderstruck every time you read it.

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West. I have yet to find a romance that I love more.

All Too Well
The couple that you thought would be together forever, but they called you up and broke you like a promise.

My FOURTRIS!! Sorry not sorry but you KNOW what happened to that relationship… just saaayyyinggg….

Forever and Always
Your OTP that will always be that perfect couple. Forever and always.

SCARLET AND WOLF from the Lunar Chronicles. Right now she seems to have difficulties accepting this relationship but it. will. happen.

Love Story
This book just makes you melt. You feel like a princess whenever you read it.
Entwined by Heather Dixon. Definitely very princessy!!!
Teardrops on My Guitar
Whether you play guitar or not, this book will make you cry all over it.
That -
Needs -
Ice -
Cream -
And -
Bad Blood
A character that you just hate with a passion. Bandaids don’t fix bullet holes, guys.
OMG Bella. Freaking. Swan. Girl, get some backbone!! Ewww!!
Dear John
A character death you will never get over.
I can’t pick.
There is too many.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Suicide Awareness and Wattpad

Follow me on Wattpad: beautiful-souls

Newest Story: 
The Story of a Broken Butterfly

 Chapter One
All she felt was pain.
It wasn't easy to cover up, but somehow she did it; all the scars on her wrists were easily covered with foundation and other types of makeup.
The smile, really, was actually the hardest part to keep up. Every day she forced it onto her face, practicing in the mirror so nobody would be able to tell.
And nobody could, not Mel, her best friend, Luke, her almost sort-of boyfriend, or any of her family members. She was pretty sure they knew that she had kind of been on the downside lately, but never thought much of it, for she wasn't exactly an optimist.
Everything had started going downhill a few weeks ago as she had lost the championship game for her team and was completely being beat up about it.
She remembered the game very well.
Twelve seconds. They were down by two points. The ball was passed, flying through the air with an orange blur and hit her in the hands.
9 seconds.
She should have been able to catch it.
8 seconds.
She had caught plenty of balls before in her life, but somehow this one was different.
7 seconds.
The ball smacked her palm.
She tried, numbly, in vain, to catch it.
5.. 4...
The ball bounced.
The ball rolled out of bounds, to her absolute horror, as the buzzer ending the game sounded.
The other team was shouting and all of their fans swarmed onto the court and her team began to assemble and everyone was looking at her and all she could do was
The coach tried to tell her it wasn't her fault, and that he understood about her nervousness and didn't blame her for anything. The dirty looks cast around the room said otherwise.
That's when the name calling, gossiping, and laughing behind her back all started. All the girls from the basketball team that had been some of her best friends stopped sitting with her at lunch, stopped talking to her, and stopped inviting her to the gym on weekends.
They all just... stopped.
Weeks later, the papers were stuck to her locker. Things that said "Oops, it slipped" or "Captain Butterfingers Will Save Us." They all had the same bright red font, screaming at her even in the solitude of her bedroom.
When she closed her eyes, there it was.
The red.
When she went into the girl's bathroom to cry, there it was, circling around her eyes.
The red.
As her grades gradually started to go from straight A's to straight C's, circled at the top of her papers.
The red.
As one of the girls got in a fight with her at school over how she completely ruined the game for them. The sticky blood that flowed out of her nose, to her shock, as she held her hand up to her face.
The red.
As Luke told her he just wasn't feeling "it" anymore, and thought that they just needed to be friends. She stared at his shirt, trying not to cry.
The red.
After months and months, it was all she saw. Red. Red. Red. Red.
That was the last color she would ever see.

Friday, January 9, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: Into the Woods

This movie was based off of the musical, Into the Woods. It centers on a baker and his wife, who are sent on a quest by a witch to lift a curse from their house. In order to do so, they must collect a cloak as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, a cow as white as milk and a slipper as pure as gold within three days time. This quest proves difficult- even more so than they thought, as they venture into the woods. They gain the cloak through an encounter with a girl who was eaten by a wolf. The shoe comes from Cinderella, who is always on the run and desperate to stay away from the prince chasing after her. The hair is taken, quite forcibly, from a fair maiden, Rapunzel, who lives in a tower. [That didn’t end up working anyway, since the witch had touched the object, as she was the caretaker of the girl.] They took the cow from Jack, who sold it for a bunch of beans. [This action probably proves that he has his own supply hidden inside his head.] After they collect these items, with a sudden poof the witch regains her youthful beauty and the baker’s wife becomes pregnant. All is well, and they all live happily-
-wait, this just came in. The beanstalk
has been neglected and there is a giant on the rampage, trying to get revenge for the death of her husband. Everyone runs for their lives, and the aforementioned characters stick together for survival. Until the baker’s wife wanders off and starts kissing Cinderella’s prince. I guess karma hit them both pretty hard since the prince was rejected by Cinderella and the baker’s wife… well, she fell off a cliff. The baker is hit pretty hard by this, and decides to leave his baby with Cinderella, determined that he will be a horrible father. After seeing the ghost of his father within the depths of the woods, he decides to go back. Everyone works together to kill the giant. They all live happily ever after, except for the fact that half of the characters are lost and forgotten, two of them died, and the others have no homes because they were destroyed by the giant.

What I Thought:
The soundtrack is totally awesome. Really; I’ve had the entire thing on repeat for the past few days. I love, love, love the harmonies. I was really excited for Meryl Streep, because I adore her in the movie Mama Mia, and she surprised me even more with the role of the witch. On The Steps of The Palace, Into the Woods Medley, and Agony (which has absolutely nothing to do with the pointless shirt ripping from both the princes) were my favorite songs. I loved Anna Kendrick’s Cinderella character, but I would have loved to actually see some of the ball. I thought Rapunzel was kind of a pointless character (other than the fact that they needed her hair) and her prince was even more pointless. I was also extremely disappointed that Johnny Depp had so little screen time; he was the one I was most excited to see. I didn’t really see the point of the sudden death of the baker’s wife; it seemed like of those death’s that was more of a “shock” factor. I thought, considering Little Red Riding Hood’s thoughts to Cinderella about showing forgiveness, that they would show compassion for the giant, but it seemed that message in the story was neglected. I thought it was kind of disturbing that the prince and the baker’s wife were  having a party with their mouths, considering they are both married. I was satisfied with that, however, when Cinderella dumped him, because he was a total imbecilic nitwit. To be honest, the only sensible characters were the bakers, [the butchers, and the candlestick makers] Little Red, Jack, Cinderella, and the witch. The stepmother was pretty sensible, why not cut off your daughters’ toes and heels to put on a slipper? Who cares if the prince discovers the fraud later as soon as she takes off her shoes? It’s a great plan, totally foilproof.  Also, if the witch could bring back the cow from the dead, why couldn’t she do the same for the baker’s wife? She had plenty of time before her finale came and she reached her end. I am being really pessimistic about this. I did enjoy this movie immensely; it might be one of my new favorites. The music is so upbeat and fun, plus I’ve always been a huge fan of fairytales. I just thought a lot of the characters were… missing something. Overall, it was a great musical and the actors did fairly well.
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