Junewrimo

June 3rd

I have started to add in my new scenes slowly that I’m writing and I just rewrote the ending to the book and will add it in sometime soon. I have about 10+ more scenes to write and that really good because when I took out one of the scenes my word count dropped from 86,000 to 79,000 ūüė¶ So I’m bringing that back up, and hopefully it will eventually surpass 86,000!

June 16th 

I have continued editing Primmian, and have moved onto Draft 7- I have brought Primmian back up to 80,725. I have finished outlining the sequel and I am hoping I can come up with a plot for book three but who knows. Right now I am creating character boards for each of my characters, and I highly suggest this because it has helped me find out a lot about my characters! I’ll update again when I have anything else to add!

June 28th

I am currently working on a contemporary novel I’ve been writing for the last six months- I haven’t completely outlined yet but I only write a few pages every now and then so it’s fine thus far. I’m sure when I get to the part I have yet to outline I’ll start pantsing and edit later- it is only the first draft ūüôā I’ve been focusing mainly on Primmian, and my extra Primmian binder which I created to help me stay orginized on the information on the world. I don’t know about other writers but personally I found it quite difficult to keep all the information straight- I also kept forgetting one of the side characters name, so I created a binder of all the information I needed (character profiles, character boards, etc..)

 

I hope you guys enjoyed this little Junerwrimo book update thing- It was an experiment and I think from now

A Court Of Mist And Fury By Sarah J. Maas

Hi, guys! Okay, so I know that my last post was a book review but I wantACOMAF-cover1ed to let you know that I LOVED THIS BOOK. Also yes I will put up ACOWAR book review I just don’t know when yet- my reading schedule for the summer is pretty hectic! I also wanted to mention it’s probably going to be purely book reviews this summer because I’m going away for two weeks and I have A LOT of books planned to read, so I’m going, to be honest with you guys, a lot of these are scheduled. I’ll have a post at the end of August on my favourite books of the summer and I’ll have a post up on my trip to Europe sometime in August.

Okay let’s get started: Maybe I’d always been broken and dark inside. This the first line in a court of mist and fury or as I like to refer to it as ACOMAF and to save my fingers from typing all those extra characters we’ll refer to it as ACOMAF. So let’s get started, shall we? At the beginning of the novel, it has jumped three months since Under The Mountain and Feyre is high fae in the midst of PTSD of the traumatic experience. She wakes up every night from nightmares and Tamlin is very absent in their relationship. Rhysand holds a bond on her that she has to visit him in the Night Court for one week every month for the rest of her immortal life. She is miserable in the Spring Court being coddled and babied and being stuck in the house all the time.

One day Tamlin gets pulled away and when she tries and follows but locks her up with a magical boundary around the house. Mor-Rhys’ cousin comes and saves her from the house and brings her to the Night Court. She joins his court and becomes an emissary to the human world.

Feyre and Rhys start training her powers; when she was reborn she got all the powers of the high lords of all the courts, she learns how to winnow and how to control water, and fire, with much more she hasn’t discovered yet. After they are forced to go to the Illyrian training camp Feyre and Rhys are walking in the woods when Lucian finds them. He tries to get Feyre to come with him but just as he tries to grab her sleeve she winnows away from him and back to Rhys and he says shocked

“Feyre what have you done to yourself?” This scene makes me laugh so much and it is a very cute Rhys and Feyre scene. They go to an inn and do some very adult stuff while it’s on my mind let’s talk about the content of this book It is very mature. This is not a YA book, this is very much a fantasy new adult novel but by the time the adult scenes came in ACOTAR I was hooked.

There is so much character and world building in this book. Feyre changes and grows so much as a person; in the beginning she is whiny and annoying but by the end she is kickass and someone you want as a best friend. Another thing I really enjoyed was the relationship between Feyre and Rhysand. Their bond is adorable with their notes and texting back and forth. I thought it was very selfless that he waited until she was in love with him back before telling her she was his mate. I also found her reaction a little confusing because she admitted to herself that she was in love with Rhysand but then when she found out he was her mate she was upset. Then there was that scene in the cabin with Rhys and Feyre when he explains his history of his life and then they go back to the camp and there is a funny scene between Rhys and Cassian. This happens because when the female accepts the males mating offer he becomes extremely territorial of said female and when Cassian said something suggestive to Feyre it made Rhys go crazy and they have a physical fight.

There are many settings throughout the entire book, it starts in the Spring Court with Feyre throwing her guts up every night. The next location is the Night Court and Velaris the secret city within the Night Court. Then there is in the summer court with Tarquin, and then back to Velaris. They are then forced to go to Illyrian training camp and finally the book ends with Rhys in the night court and Feyre in the Spring Court as a spy.

There are many characters in this book, there is Feyre who in the last book got turned into high fae and is now adjusting to life and her new powers. Next is Rhysand or Rhys if you may- he is high lord of the night court. Then there is Tamlin he isn’t in the book much but is mentioned. Then there is Mor Rhys’ cousin and third in command to Rhys’ inner circle, then there is Cassian is head of his army and finally there is Azriel his shadow master who goes to other courts and tells Rhys about them.

Movies I saw in June

Wonder Woman: (June 2nd)

9/15 (60%) This was a really good movie and I enjoyed it, but it was a classic superheroWW3¬†movie. There was action, intrigue,¬†the main character is loveable and there is a handsome love interest. While I enjoyed it at times I found myself bored at times and have not that much interest. I gave it 4 stars purely because the special effects in this movie were so amazing that it kept me entertained. The acting was good, because well it’s Marvel when is it not?

Characters: 4/5

Plot: 3/5

Diversity: 2/5

 The Great Gilly Hopkins (June 3rd) 

14.5/15 (93%) This is a beautiful heart-wrenching film, following Gilly Hopkins

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who was played by Sophie Nelisse who had been in a foster home after foster home growing up and at the beginning of the film she is put in a foster home with a kind woman named Trotter and a little boy named W. E and the blind neighbour that comes over for dinner each night. The film shows the development of their relationships, in a way where you become attached to each and every character. Sophie Nélisse is an incredible actress for her age, I really enjoyed the book thief too, so I know now I will probably watch anything she is in.

Characters: 5/5

Plot: 4/5

Diversity: 4.5/5

Me Before You (June 3rd) 

10/15 (67%) I really enjoyed Me Before You- I watched it with my little brother andMV5BMTQ2NjE4NDE2NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTcwNDE5NzE@._V1_UY1200_CR90,0,630,1200_AL_ I think he enjoyed it too, though he won’t admit that to me. I was watching this for the second time, and funny enough I saw it for the first time on June 3rd, 2016! I love Emelia Clarke- it seems in each of these movies I have one actor that I’ve seen a bunch of their movies, and Daenerys is one of my favourite characters on Game Of Thrones so that works out well!

Characters: 4/5

Plot: 4/5

Diversity: 2/5

Bay Watch (June 16th)

(14/15 93%) I love Zac Efron. He is hands down one of my favourite actors, and next to high school musical I think this was one of his greatest films yet. He and Dwayne JohnsoMV5BNTA4MjQ0ODQzNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzA5NjYzMjI@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_n were hilarious together, and I just loved this movie. There was not a moment in the entire movie where I was not laughing and I honestly thought at one point I might be sick. This is so far is not just my favourite movie of the month but probably of the year too.

Characters: 5/5

Plot: 4.5/5

Diversity: 4.5/5

Overall: 14/15

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (June 27th) 

(13/15 93%)Please tell me you guys see a trend forming- I love Zac Efron. I have

51QFPm4I0fLno words except these: I LOVE THIS MOVIES <3. Troy and Gabriella were the first couple I shipped before I even knew what shipping was. I also watched this one with my little brother- he said he liked it but obviously didn’t like it as much as me who spent ten minutes after finishing the movie dancing around the kitchen singing We’re All In This Together. #noregrets

Characters: 5/5

Plot: 5/5

Diversity: 4/5

Overall: 13/15

You get me 

(7/15 47%) This is the closest thing I’ve ever seen to a horror movie. I don’t watch

you_get_me-307432551-largehorror- but I think this was technically¬†qualified as a thriller. It’s about a guy named Tyler who¬†hooks up with this girl named Holly who ends up becoming obsessed with Tyler and transfers to his school. It’s a whole mess honestly. Honestly, most of the people in this movie were bad people- the only person who I actually rooted for was Ali- Tyler’s girlfriend.

Characters: 3/5

Plot: 2/5

Diversity: 2/5

Overall: 7/15

 

I watched a total of six movies this month- I honestly hope I don’t watch anymore this month because the post is getting quite long. I mainly enjoyed them but two of them were rewatched from previous years so they were a guaranteed enjoyment. Personally, I think I’m going to stick to reviewing books from now on because this was a little harder to do, and I’ll let the people who are good at it. It was a nice experiment but I’m okay ūüôā

 

My Lady Jane Book Review by- Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

You may think you know the story. This is the first line in My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. I really enjoyed this book, I finished it in three days and I actually only finished it about 45 minutes ago.

I was honestly surprised that I enjoyed this book as much as I did because of a) it’s a historical fiction and b) it’s Owlcrate (nothing against Owlcrate but I just haven’t enjoyed all the books they sent but I love everything else about it. The setting was in 16th century England and it was a Henry the Eighth retelling. I didn’t realise this at first until they mentioned Edward, and it all clicked into place. We had studied these people in seventh-grade history class. I had always found King Henry interesting because back in that time it was illegal to get divorced, but then I remembered none of his wives divorced him, they all died of a beheading, childbirth, or some other horrific death except his last wife who outlived him.

there were several main characters in this novel the first one who the book is named after Jane Grey. She is just a normal lady and by lady, I mean lady as in cousin of the King. All she wants to do is read and be left alone. The next character is Gifford but he prefers to be called G because he hates his name. Gifford is a horse. Well not actually a horse he is an edian which is a person that can shift from human into an animal but he can’t control his shifts so during the day he is a horse and at night he is a man. He is soon being forced into a wedding he wanted no part of and that there is no way out of, even in his horse form. The next character is King Edward, who is sixteen and of this day: dying. He has to quickly reconsider who is next in line seeing as he doesn’t have any children/heirs.

From there the plot is in motion, action, drama, and best of all comedy ensues from there. I really enjoyed this book, I was entranced in their world, fell in love with each character, and at one point was actually screaming at the book, as if the characters on the page could hear me. Which annoyed the people sitting beside me also trying to read. (I am a very vocal reader, one of the best parts of having a teddy bear, no judgement)

In conclusion, I highly suggest this book to anyone who can get their hands on it. Trust me it’s worth it. If the inside jacket doesn’t pull you in let the first paragraph, no the first line. Just read this book, please I’m begging you.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child By- J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany

A busy and crowded station. This is the first line in Harry Potter and the curseHarry_Potter_and_the_Cursed_Child_Script_Book_Coverd child, the eighth book in the worldwide phenomenon Harry Potter series and the continuation of where the seventh book left off. If I’m being completely honest I wasn’t completely sure whether I would read this or not because it’s not 100% completely written by J.k Rowling and then I was decided that I had a chance to see where Harry was after all these years and that was all I needed to read it. I don’t regret it at all.

The seventh and eighth actually overlap slightly the epilogue in the seventh book is the first scene of the eighth book, and then we follow Albus as he gets on the train and meets Scorpius Malfoy son of Draco Malfoy; Albus’s Dad’s nemesis. Despite who their families are they soon become best friends, each other’s only friends. Just like his fear was he gets placed in Slytherin with Scorpius and then it flashes different scenes in time until he is in the fourth year at Hogwarts and is completely and utterly miserable. Harry isn’t much happier, he is working at The ministry of magic as head of wizarding law or something along those lines and he has all this paperwork to sort out as well as his problems with Albus it is just a lot to handle. Then on top of all that after twenty-two years in peace, his scar starts hurting and he starts having these dreams of things that never even happened. As the book goes on the plot thickens and it gets better and better by the page.

This is based in a few different places throughout the wizarding world. The first place it is placed is Kings Place where the Hogwarts Express comes. The next place is Hogwarts of course, but then it flashes to Harry and Ginny’s home when Albus is now fourteen years old (my age!) But where wasn’t the only element in this book, the setting of element was also when, during their adventures with the time turner Albus and Scorpius go back to Harry’s fourth year during the Triwizard Tournament, Hallow’s Eve on the 31st of October, 1980 the day Harry’s parents were killed.

A big part of the of this book was the characters, there were a lot of new characters that weren’t even mentioned nor even existed in the last series. Scorpius Malfoy has gone a lot in his life and I think that is part of the reason him and Albus get along so well, his mother has been weak his entire life so when she finally passes away he is left alone with a grieving father. Scorpius was by far my favourite character, he is smart, funny, and ridiculously selfless, like Albus most of the characters has their weakness and I think that’s what truly made them human. One of my favorite lines in the book was when Scorpius was in the future that Voldemort won the war and he was talking to Hermione and they said the same thing at the same time and Ron turns and goes “oh god there is two of them” Another main character was Albus Severus, who is Harry Potter’s middle child and has a hard time living up to the name he was given. A new character who wasn’t a particularly big part of the book was Albus’s cousin Rose Granger-Weasley daughter of Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley because in several of the alternate futures Ron and Hermione never get married Rose is never born. I also love the fact that Scorpius has a crush on Rose because his father Draco didn’t particularly like muggle borns and Rose is the daughter of a muggle born and Scorpius has a perfect bloodline (technically speaking).

There were a lot of relationships between the characters in this series. The most prominent one of all though is the one between Harry and his son Albus. They are not very close- at all. Harry has never really understood his son and Albus has never wanted the glory that comes along with being Harry Potter’s son, then again I don’t think Albus ever realises that Harry didn’t want the glory of being Harry Potter either. Another prominent relationship is the friendship of Scorpius and Albus, they click right from the start and become best friends quite quickly. In one of the realities, Harry dies in the war (even writing makes me feel sick) thus never marrying Ginny and Albus not being born, though in this future Scorpius is really popular, and rules Hogwarts, he doesn’t want to be a part of it because Albus wasn’t there. Another great scene was in the beginning of his fourth year when he was coming back to Hogwarts and he got on the train and just gave Scorpius a big hug. The final main relationship between the characters Draco and Harry, in book one to seven Harry and Draco, are arch nemeses’ though it changes in the slightest bit when Harry, Ron, and Hermione save them from the fire in the room of requirements.

A big part of this book is Voldemort- he is in the novel towards the end of the book, Albus and Scorpius get pulled back in time to the day before his parents are killed , and they leave a message for Harry on his baby blanket and they (Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione, and Draco) went back in time to save Scorpius and Draco. He is currently at the present time because even though he is dead his daughter with Bellatrix Lestrange (EW I know!) so part of him is in her, and as long as his daughter has a child herself he will continue to live until his bloodline eventually fades out.

One of Albus Severus’s biggest fear before he went to Hogwarts was that he would get sorted into Slytherin, the house with the worst reputation. Then his fear comes true and he gets sorted into it with Scorpius. There are four houses in Hogwarts; Gryffindor the house for the brave, Ravenclaw the house for the wise, Slytherin the house for the cunning, and Hufflepuff the house for everyone else.

I have read a lot of reviews of this book, and a lot of the complaints were that it was not a good book compared to the rest of the books. What I did though is that I didn’t even try to compare it to the other books, on its own, the book is really good, and I just chose not to compare it to the other books.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed this book so much that I finished it in less than five hours. This is the perfect ending to the series, I had questions at the end of the epilogue and these answered all my questions. There is nothing more I love than Harry Potter and it was hard but this was the perfect way for the final goodbye.

 

Outlander Book Review By: Diana Gabaldon

I’ve heard good stuff about this book for two years now, so when I saw it for two

2014outlandertvcover¬†dollars on a stand outside a store last weekend I thought¬†why not?¬†So I started reading it, and to say I was bored is an understatement of a century. It’s not the book itself but it’s the way they speak- like I understand¬†it’s their accents but half the time I didn’t understand what was happening. There was one particular page I remember where I was reading and one second she was talking with Jamie and then in the next paragraph something completely different was happening and I didn’t understand the actual plot like-¬†where was this story going?¬†I didn’t feel like there a coherent¬†plot, and I’m quite disappointed because there was another book I wanted to pick up but chose not to just to buy Outlander.

It felt like a lot of the time throughout the novel, they kept referring to Jamie as Jame Mackenzie when he mentions several times that is¬†not¬†his last name, so why does she keep calling him that. Or when she refers to him as young Jamie, he’s a grown man that just makes you sound like his mother Claire, not his lover. I have another complaint but it’s a smaller one- if the Scottish mistrusted Claire so much for being English why did they let her become their only healer and there were several times throughout the novel where Claire mentioned how friendly ¬†and nice everyone was to her but then it seemed like they threw in every now again that they ‘distrusted her for being British’ just to keep up historical accuracy. yeah, that makes perfect sense.

honestly, I think overall it was the dialogue and writing that threw me off the most- the plot really intrigued¬†me but it was the way they spoke that annoyed me- it doesn’t have to be so historically accurate that you can’t understand what they’re saying.

Writing: 1/5

Characters: 2/5

Plot: 3/5

Diversity: 2/5

Overall: 8/20 (40%)

A little a bit about my book….

Hey, guys! You might know this but I’ve been working a book since September and I am now on my sixth draft, so in celebration (I guess that’s the word you would use?) I thought I would tell you guys about the main characters.

Teegan 

Teegan is the main character of the story- she is fifteen years old at the beginning of the book. She has white hair and big blue eyes and is the bravest of the group. She is known to go into situations without thinking and comes up with a plan after. She has six powers- a rare thing on Prim; flight, speed, hearing, telekinesis, force field, and flames. She uses flight and flames most relying on them but uses her other powers in emergency situations as it is draining to her.

Bardon

Bardon is one of the main characters in the story- he is the prince of Delfing and has short brown hair with big brown eyes. He is much more cautious than Teegan often mellowing her out when she gets excited. He is known to plan everything to a ‘t’ thinking of every possibility before entering. Bardon has the power of flight/air being able to manipulate air to his advantage, often using it to sneak out of his castle, or drying his hair quickly.

Astaria 

Astaria is Teegan’s best friend and the bubbliest of the group. She loves bright colours and has rainbow hair dyed various pastel colours. She is in love with Kyerin,¬†Bardon’s best friend and they are in a relationship. She is always looking on the bright side of things and is the constant shoulder for Teegan to cry on. Astaria has the power of infliction which means she can cause people to feel pain, happiness, hunger, etc…

Kyerin

Kyerin is Bardon’s best friend and comedian of the group, Bardon and Kyerin look very similar in appearance with the same brown hair and brown eyes, but personality wise Kyerin is a much more hyped up person while Bardon is more mellowed out. For a while, they went through a partying phase going to a club at least three times a week coming home drunk. Kyerin settled down after meeting Astaria but it took Bardon a little while longer to get over it. Kyerin has the power of speed, sharing that class with Teegan, often teasing her about how he is faster when in fact he is not.

Fallon

Fallon meets Teegan at the perfect time- she had just moved to a new planet needed someone like Fallon in her life. Fallon is confident and didn’t let anything slide and was willing to go to the end of the universe for her friends. She is the most serious of the group sometimes having trouble loosening up around the others. She loves Teegan like a sister and her and Teegan instantly bond Fallon becoming one of Teegan’s best friends in the world. She has dark violet hair with brown eyes and pale blue. Fallon has the power of telekinesis, rarely using this power only when needed and relying on her other advantages.

Okay so those are the main characters I can reveal at this time ūüėČ I’ll say more about the plot and talk about it as time goes on but for now I hope you enjoy these brief