Monday, 29 September 2014

Bad Neighbors - Movie Review

Bad Neighbours

Seth Rogan and Rose Byrne star as Mac and Kelly who are new parents when a fraternity move into the house next door. Teddy who is played by Zac Efron is president of the frat, Teddy doesnt want to keep the baby awake but the urge to party is too strong. 

I wanted to really like this movie and I really wanted a laugh but I am sad to say I was left disappointed. Parts of the movie were a little funny but mostly it was predictable and boring. I enjoyed the relationship between Efron and Rogan and liked the story line. Usually I am a huge fan of Seth Rogan and find him hilarious, Zac Efron is not bad on the eye so putting the two together should of worked but for me it just didn't.

Here is a little Zac Efron to look at anyway

Thanks For Reading

EM xx

Saturday, 27 September 2014

True Calling - Siobhan Davis

 






I wonder which situation is hardest.
Mine, because I remember everything, or hers because she can't.
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Planet Novo, nestled in space twelve hundred miles above the surface of the Earth, is the new home of 17 year old Cadet Ariana Skyee. Confused by the government-sanctioned memory erase and distressed at her impending forced marriage and motherhood, Ariana’s plans for the future are thrown into complete disarray.
As the traumatic events within her family life enfold, Ariana grows increasingly alarmed at the authorities apparent pre-occupation with her and feels progressively more isolated and alone.
Her growing feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify as the recently announced pageant,‘The Calling’, gets underway. Struggling to comprehend the continuous, inexplicable dreams of the mysterious Zane, discovering the past helps shape her future, with devastating personal consequences.
 
Firstly I want to start by saying that the characters in this book are some of the most interesting I have read about. Ariana is your typical 17 year old girl to begin with, getting on at school and with her friends but the growth in her character is what had me hooked on this book from the get go. Ariana is strong and sassy but also clever and caring, I found her easy to relate to and enjoyed her plot lines. Cal who is Ariana's love interest is a strong male lead character also. I loved his protectiveness over the heroine and how we get she the depth of his personality while he is dealing with Lilly.
I enjoyed the sort of love triangle within this book and constantly flitted between team Cal and team Zane.
 
I am not usually a fan of books told from duel perspectives and in this book we get a little from Zane's point of view too. I didn't hate it actually and although there was a lot extra to take in during this section of the book I thought it helped to move the book along smoothly.
 
I thought this book was action packed and there was not a single boring page which is amazing considering I do get bored quite easily with boring story lines. I think this book reaches out to the girly girl inside of me slightly with the dresses and the make up talk but then drags me right back into the action.
 
The Calling does have a hunger games feel to it so if you liked the hunger games you would probably enjoy this book but the story and premise is unlike anything I have read before.
 
I am excited to read more from Siobhan Davies and more in this series.
 
Thanks for reading
 
Em x

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Deviations by Crystal Johnson Review


“The bubonic plague, typhoid fever, smallpox, the bird flu—would you like me to continue?” His voice rises as if he’s determined to make me understand, “They’re created in labs, then given to people to see who is strong enough to survive them. They’re trying to limit the amount of people in the world.” I watch him stand and turn for the door. “There’s a lot about your parents that you don’t know and the sooner you realize that, the sooner you can start doing something about it.”

From the day we’re born, we’re introduced to the marvels of modern medicine. It is amazing how a simple vaccine can prevent polio, hepatitis B, rotavirus—the list is almost endless. But, what if that were no longer the case? What if the government unleashed each virus for the sole purpose of controlling the population? Henly Sawyer finds herself discovering this truth for the first time, and as she does, the world that she thought she knew shatters. She wakes in Aurora, a quarantine miles from home, and is forced into a grueling reality. Henly strives to piece together the truth about her parents and their involvement in the unfolding chaos. With the help of her new friends, Renner and Dex, Henly sets out to understand a world that is now filled with Deviations—an infected group of violent, murderous humans

I like the idea of this book and anyone that knows me knows i love a good post apocalyptic story however I found the storyline quite repetitive. My attention was captured for the first few chapters but I quickly lost interest after reading what felt like the same things over and over. 
I did like the characters and the dynamic relationships between them although the love story that followed through the book left me a little unsatisfied, there was no real ending or conclusion to any of the relationships in the book.

This book has great reviews on goodreads so I am inclined to think that I am one of the few and not one of the many that are disappointed by this book. I hate to write negative reviews and I would love to hear if anyone else has read this and loved it. 

Thanks For reading

EM x  

Monday, 1 September 2014

Tag


1) When is your birthday? (You don't have to include the year if you don't want to.)

29th July


2) What are 3 of your favorite colors?
Pink, Sky Blue and Yellow

3) What are your 3 favorites quotes?


“When the three of us were young, we were taught that the world is full of magic.” – Denahi from Brother Bear


“Who’s to say I won’t live forever?” – Captain Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of the Caribbean

       “All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them.” 

4) Are you addicted to YouTube?
A Little Bit Okay A Lot

5) What are 3 of your favorite shows on TV or YouTube or both?

Once Upon A Time,True Blood, and Vampire Diaries


6) What are 3 qualities you like in a best friend?

Loyalty, Humour and Trust


7) Do you like your name? 

Yeah its OK I guess. I suppose it could be more exciting.


8) If you have the choice to pick your own name, what will it be?

I'd Like to have an unusual first name like Blue from raven boys (Book)


9) What is your fantasy dream?

To marry Theo James and live somewhere hot Yes!!!!


10) Do you wear makeup?

Yes. not always but more than half of the time


11) If you could write a book, what would the title be and what would it be about?

Something dark and mysterious 


12) What makes you cry?

The dog rescuers on TV I can't understand how people can be so cruel. I have cried at books and films too. I also cry when I am very tired or poorly 


13) What makes you angry?

Rudeness, cruelty. When someone walks into me and I apologise but they don't. Names that are difficult to pronounce.......


14) What makes you happy?
Books. Disney. my fiancĂ©e (sometimes). Books. The sunshine. Holidays. Books. Friends. Family. oh and books.

15) What are your 3 favorites snacks?

Chocolate. Anything Crunchy and Ice cream


16) What are your 3 favorite foods?
Burgers (Home-made). Paella. Chips 

17) What are your 3 favorite drinks?
Apple Juice. Rose Wine. Lemonade.

18) Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Yes I can. I am 26 Years old but not happy about it. I enjoy reading books and Blogging. I get married next May.


20) What are 10 random facts about you?

- I play the trumpet

- I can't sing.
- I have blue eyes.
- My hair is really, really, really long. 
- I have a secret dream
- I love to write
- I love music 
- I won an award at butlins when I was little because I spoke about my dog and how naughty he is
- I love dogs
- I have a doggy Named Louis.


21) What are your 3 fun things to do?

-read fiction

-Write
-Sing - Badly

Thanks For Reading

Em x