Sep 22
FF Thinks: Blogging and Life

FF Thinks: Blogging and Life

TODAY. I SHALL TALK So this is actually a pretty typical post from a professional blogger. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah no, I’m not professional. It’s been almost three years from when I started, but I’m still learning so much. So here’s what everyone says: Blogging is like a second job. And that is so true. If you took all the time I use reading, writing my reviews, socializing (totally counts as part of the blogging), making graphics, and creating ideas, I’d say it’s about 5-6 hours. Oh yeah. Blogging takes so much time. Of course when I first started this whole thing, it’s not like I knew that. It might’ve affected my decision to blog, but I’m glad I’m blogging. Because to… Read more »

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Sep 20
The Jewel by Amy Ewing

The Jewel by Amy Ewing

I was wary. I’ll admit that, head on. It was compared to The Selection–which, while I did like, I thought was a bit frivolous and thought of more as a guilty pleasure read, than an actual favorite of mine, so that comparison? Didn’t really help my fears. The fact taht the cover reminded me so much of The Selection too…well, basically I felt a bit worried, especially when I saw mixed reviews trickling in. But when I started reading it, oh I fell in love. Too bad it didn’t last. The worldbuilding was especially phenomenal. I loved this world of viciousness and cruel backstabbing and remarks. (That sounds bad, but political intrigue? Yes.) And what a world it was! We… Read more »

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Sep 19
Life of a Blogger: Languages

Life of a Blogger: Languages

  Oooh! THIS IS AN INTERESTING ONE! Okay, well obviously since all what? 800 posts I’ve typed since I started blogging are in english. I want to say I am pretty awesome at that language, BUT WHO EVEN KNOWS HOW MANY WORDS I DO NOT KNOW. NOT ME. AHAHAHA. It’s okay, English is obviously the LANGUAGE OF FREEDOM. (Channeling my inner tumblr here)   I started learning French from Duolingo in like, November? December? Then stopped for a while, picked it up again, and now I take French classes at school! (YAY FOR HAVING A SCHOOL THAT TEACHERS LIKE TWENTY LANGUAGES) It’s super cool and I love French–it’s so pretty! And if you’ve been following me awhile you’ll know I… Read more »

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Sep 18
Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick

Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick

Kiss of Broken Glass was one that I was undoubtedly excited to read because of the gritty feel the cover and synopsis had and because a book set in a psych ward was definitely going to be interesting, no matter what happened. The book was about 200 pages so I expected a quick read–even quicker when I realized the story was in verse! The writing, while beautiful in it’s quick spurts and simple sentences, never really conveyed the story very well and instead of something engaging, we read the story more like a diary–which, while interesting, was a bit lacking in details and happenings. We never really got to know any of the characters in their short and few scenes… Read more »

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Sep 17
Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making. Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since. Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power… Read more »

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Sep 16
The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan

The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan

  *slight spoilers* I was so incredibly and undeniably excited for this book when I first heard of it. The cover? The synopsis? YES! But it disappointed me so much–my first DNF’d book in quite a while actually. (But I ddi read about 70% before deciding that I didn’t want to finish it!) When I read the synopsis I fully expected a book that was half gothic literature and half thriller. Instead I got a paranormal/voodoo mix that combined almost every single cliche I could’ve imagined. So excuse this slightly snarky review. “We never get new people.” So we start off interestingly. Our characters arrive in a new town where mysterious things happen, one that’s strangely secluded and where legacy… Read more »

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Sep 15
Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

I’m going to be honest here–when I downloaded this from EW, I didn’t know it was a horror book. And then I read it was a horror book and got this strange sense of anticipation and anxiety, because I DO NOT DO HORROR–except I’d read Welcome to the Dark House recently and I was undoubtedly intrigued. So imagine my surprise and disappointment (and maybe slight relief?) when I realized that the horror…wasn’t that horrific. Tehre were definitely some scenes that made me squirm, but nothing bad enough to make me dive for the covers. The story is, without a doubt, spookier than some Gothic literature, but it wasn’t really something that hooked me in from the start–the scenes were, quite honestly,… Read more »

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