Song of the Week 34 & 35

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So…long time no see.It is time for Song of the Week weeks 34 and 35 and I know I’ve really been lazing about lately and this weekend I need to try and get some reviews done because they are starting to pile up again. Let’s just get to the music now shall we? Today I present you with Centuries by Fall Out Boy and Chandelier by Sia!

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Enjoy these videos and I hope to get another review or two up this weekend.

-Chelsea K.

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Song of the Week 32 & 33

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Hello, hello, hello. This double Song of the Week is probably going to become more of a regular thing since I have apparently become a ifI’mhomeIjustfeellikelayingaroundandpossiblydoingotherthingsbutmostlikelynot type of person. So welcome to the probably regular Song of the Week weeks 32 and 33!! I’m just going to get right to the songs and the first one shall be Carousel by Melanie Martinez and the second one is Push it by Salt N Peppa..whoop!!

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Have a superfantastic week and enjoy le music!

-Chelsea K.

The Taking

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The Taking Goodreads Description:

A flash of white light . . . and then . . . nothing.

When sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew wakes up behind a Dumpster at the Gas ’n’ Sip, she has no memory of how she got there. With a terrible headache and a major case of déjà vu, she heads home only to discover that five years have passed . . . yet she hasn’t aged a day.

Everything else about Kyra’s old life is different. Her parents are divorced, her boyfriend, Austin, is in college and dating her best friend, and her dad has changed from an uptight neat-freak to a drunken conspiracy theorist who blames her five-year disappearance on little green men.

Confused and lost, Kyra isn’t sure how to move forward unless she uncovers the truth. With Austin gone, she turns to Tyler, Austin’s annoying kid brother, who is now seventeen and who she has a sudden undeniable attraction to. As Tyler and Kyra retrace her steps from the fateful night of her disappearance, they discover strange phenomena that no one can explain, and they begin to wonder if Kyra’s father is not as crazy as he seems. There are others like her who have been taken . . . and returned. Kyra races to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had, but what if the life she wants back is not her own?

Hmm….I’m not sure what exactly my feelings are for this book. I didn’t love it but I didn’t dislike it, it was one of those books that you just have meh feelings for. One thing I did love about this book was the cover….that thing is gorgeous. Just look at it!!

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The characters, Kyra was one of those girls I didn’t like right away because there was something about her that made me wary. She seemed a little bit spoiled and at times and just a little better than you. This really kind of just fueled my dislike for her and even when she came back she was a bit better but I still didn’t love her. I love Tyler right away, he was super sweet and artistic and just all around adorable.

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The story line was okay, but it definitely could have been improved in some parts because something about just didn’t grab my attention and hold it. There were parts that were good but just could have been elevated to that next level.

I would say just read the book and see what you think because it has so much potential and I hope the next one is better.

-Chelsea K.

Sons of Anarchy

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IMDb Description:

A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club.

This show…..is one of the most amazing things I’ve watched. Well, the most amazing, backstabbing, so much death, betrayal, and badass kind of show. It also drew me in from the start and had me swooning over the bad boy that was Jax Teller. Charlie Hunnam epitomized that bad boy to a T, he embodied that roll damn well, especially the swagger….he swagged it up. I will never use swagged again because it slightly makes me want to punch someone. I watched the first three seasons or so earlier this year but this summer I binged on the other three and I don’t regret it one bit.

First of all Charlie Hunnam is the one that drew me into this show because I’ve loved him ever since I watched Nicholas Nickleby and he plays Jax so well. He is also easily my favorite character in the show, to me he’s just so easy to like, he’s loyal, he’d do anything for his family and brothers, it’s pretty incredible to watch even if most of the time it may result in death or a beat down. There are so many other characters and I’m just going to say that my other favorites are Tig, because he is so weird and crazy, Chibs is amazing and Scottish and a lot of the time I have trouble understanding him, Robert is so cool and he’s pretty much the heart of the club, Opie I loved him because he was Burtier in Remember the Titans, and Chief Wayne was just a guy who wanted to do the right thing and keep people safe.

There was so much action in this show it was just mind boggling. There wasn’t an episode without someone getting punched, or shot, or hit with something. I have to say that it was pretty awesome and kind of fed my bloodthirsty side. Then there would be parts that would just make me have to stop and think or be like you wot mate?

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There was just so much complexity to this show that makes it just so amazing and unlike other shows in this category. It’s just so unique and brings out your side that makes you want to go get in a fight but you don’t really want to do that because pain is not your friend.

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Anywho this show is beyond glorious and I highly recommend it and want you to go watch it right now and catch up because the current season right now is the last one.

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-Chelsea K.

Song of the Week 31

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Hello  hello world! I swear I’m going to get a review up after this…I promise on the souls of my books. Anyways, now time for Song of the Week week 31! I’m going to cut right to the chase and take it back in time and give you Your Love by the Outfield.

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I hope you have a good week and a great rest of the weekend!

-Chelsea K.

Song of the Week 30

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It seems a little crazy that it is already Song of the Week weeks 30, but I promise you this is it! Also, since I didn’t end up getting a review up last week….or the week before….I’m going to attempt to write some after this post. So let’s get right to the song and now I present you with Chocolate by the 1975!

(This may be a repeat, but it never gets old)

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Have a good rest of the weekend and enjoy!

-Chelsea K.

Song of the Week 28 & 29

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Since I’ve been neglecting the blog again because school has started and the days I have off I just sit around doing nothing because I’m cool like that, so I’m merging this weeks and last weeks songs of the weeks. So I give you Song of the Week weeks 28 and 29! Buh buh BUUUUHHH!! Let’s just get right to the songs the first one is Rather Be by Clean Bandit and the second one is Bang, Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj.

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I hope you enjoy the songs and have a good Labor Day weekend!

-Chelsea K.

Rise

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So this is the last book in the Eve trilogy and words can’t describe how much I disliked the final book in this series. Basically this whole review is going to be me ranting and will most likely include spoilers so if you actually want to read this series I suggest you don’t go on!!

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The characters…..oh the character…Eve just made me so damn angry. Basically anytime she did something I would just think really? Why did she have or need to do this. Then we learn that she is pregnant.

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Seriously?! I don’t have a problem with that but really this book did not need to have that added to this. Just her character didn’t turn out how I hoped she would and there was just something about her that kept me from really ever liking her.

The story line was okay until the pregnancy surprise and then I really could not stand it anymore, I had put up with a lot in this series and it really was the last straw. There was a lot that kept me from actually even liking this series and this book just cemented my opinion of it, actually it probably lowered my thoughts on it. This trilogy when I finished it just made me sad overall because I was really disappointed in it and when this happens I feel bad. Even though I wouldn’t recommend this, I feel like you should go and form your own opinions about it.

(here’s a gif that I hope will make up for the depressing review)

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-Chelsea K.

Song of the Week 27

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IT’S SONG OF THE WEEK WEEK 27!! -cue music and flail about- Well…now that that’s over we can get to the music. I usually am not a big fan of rap music, but there is something about Iggy Azalea that intrigues me and this is a little bit of one of her worse songs that I’ve heard but I can’t get the chorus out of my head after I hear it. So I give you Work by Iggy Azalea!

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I hope you enjoy the video and have a great weekend!

-Chelsea K.

The Grisha Trilogy

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Goodreads Shadow and Bone Description:

The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka.

Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite—the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?

The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfill her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.

But what of Mal, Alina’s childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can’t she ever quite forget him?

Glorious. Epic. Irresistible. Romance

What to say about this trilogy….it was pretty good…this is another one of the series that seemed to be just missing something to make me love it…I also have not clue what that thing could be.

I have to say that the Darkling was by all my favorite character. I know you are thinking ‘oh he killed a lot of people why would you like him?’ I mean I know he killed a lot…but I can easily look past that…….

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Well anyways, I feel that he was the most real character in the books, he was straightforward he went after what he wanted and I actually found his emotions the most realistic. I also didn’t get annoyed with him like I did some of the other characters. Alina, well let’s just keep this simple and say at times I liked her but more times I really just got fed up with her character. Mal was a pretty good character, but I felt he and Alina kind of clung to each other at times in an unhealthy was, but he was definitely more emotionally stable than Alina and his emotions were more genuine.

The story line was pretty amazing but the characters at times made the execution a little iffy. Otherwise I really like how she set things up and made most of the scenes flow really well.

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So flock off my children and go read and make decisions and stuff.

-Chelsea K.