May 2017 Talk!

May is filled with new releases and here are a few that I am super excited for!

Books ~

9781408857915A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas – This is the third book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy which is pretty fantastic by the way, so if you haven’t read the first two books…you should go do that. The first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses is loosely based upon Beauty and the Beast, and is about a girl named Feyre who while hunting for her family, kills a faerie disguised as a wolf and as punishment, is forced to live out the rest of her mortal life in the faerie lands. I am super excited to see where this third (and final?) book leads us! A Court of Wings and Ruin comes out on May 2nd.

30145666The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan – This is the second book in Rick Riordan’s Trials of Apollo series, which I think is a really fun and entertaining series so far. The first book, The Hidden Oracle, follows the sun god Apollo who after angering his father, Zeus, is cast down to Earth as a mortal. Apollo is a hilarious character and the first book had so many great scenes that had me laughing to the point where I had tears, so I am intrigued to see how the second book pans out. This book comes out on May 2nd.

30312860Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – If you have read previous blog posts of mine, you would know I am a huge fan of Jenny Han’s contemporary trilogy, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, so obviously the third and final book will be on here! The first book, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, follows our main character Lara Jean who has always written love letters to the boys she has loved before, but with no intention of them ever being seen. But when all her love letters are mysteriously sent out, she finds herself digging a deep hole of lies to prevent her current crush from knowing the truth. The first two books are very quirky and fun and I really recommend you read them before the new one comes out! This book comes out on May 2nd.

untitledLord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – I honestly cannot wait any longer to read this book, because I just know it is going to blow me away. This is a continuation of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter world, and follows Emma Carstairs who’s parents disappeared during the Dark War but one day wash up on shore, dead. Confused and upset, she struggles to uncover the truth with the help of her best friend, Julian. The first book, Lady Midnight was amazing so I have high hopes! This book comes out on May 23rd.

Movies ~

Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-Vol.-2-PosterGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – I thought Guardians of the Galaxy was freaking amazing, so I cannot wait to finally see the second one. I am not very good at explaining what the movie is about, but it is a sci-fi movie that has a great soundtrack so that should be enough motivation to watch it! This movie will be in theatres on May 5th.

Diary-of-a-Wimpy-Kid-The-Long-Haul-movieDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – I have been reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books since I was a little kid, and honestly I still read them. I really enjoyed the three original movies with Zachary Gordon and Devon Bostick, so I am a little skeptical with this new one but we will see. This movie is about a middle schooler named Greg who’s family is going on road trip for his grandmother’s birthday, but really wants to attend a gaming convention that is on the way there. I don’t have super high hopes but who knows, maybe it will surprise me. This movie comes out on May 19th.

14616_posterEverything Everything – This is also based on a book by Nicola Yoon, and I really enjoyed the book so I am looking forward to the movie next month! Everything Everything is about a girl named Maddie who has been house bound her entire life because she is allergic to everything in the outside world. When a boy named Ollie moves next door though, she finds herself taking new risks and realizing that the way she is living, isn’t really a life at all. The trailer looks amazing and I think this is going to be an amazing book-to-movie adaptation. This movie is in the theatres on May 19th.

Those are all of the books and movies I am excited for next month, and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Quick Reads!

Exciting Spring 2017 Releases!

Spring is on its way so I made a list of the books I definitely want to read this spring. A lot of these are new releases I am incredibly excited for, but a few are also books that I just need to read, so here is my list and I hope you enjoy!

30312860Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – I am currently re reading this series in preparation for the third one and I just cannot wait any longer! The first two books in this soon-to-be contemporary trilogy are To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before follows our main character Lara Jean, who’s secret love letters to all the boys she has loved before get mysteriously sent out and her world turns upside down. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book and if you haven’t read this trilogy definitely pick it up! This book comes out on May 2nd, 2017.

9781408857915A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas – This is the third book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy which is also AMAZING by the way, so if for some reason you haven’t picked it up, please do! The first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses is about a girl named Feyre who after killing a faerie, is dragged to the faerie realms to live out the rest of her mortal life. These books are very entertaining and steamy and are always an enjoyable read. I wouldn’t recommend anyone under the age of fourteen to read this but still, it is a great series! This book comes out on May 2nd, 2017.

30145666The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan – This is another sequel, and it is the sequel to The Hidden Oracle which is about the Greek god Apollo who after angering his father, Zeus, has been zapped into a mortal body. Now human, he has to learn to survive the real world and not get killed by one of his many, ancient enemies…The first book was a really run read so I am excited to see how this one plays out as well! I wouldn’t say this is my favourite Rick Riordan series, but it is still worth the read because Rick Riordan creates these amazing and sassy characters that you just can’t help but love. This book comes out on May 2nd, 2017.

untitledLord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – Just thinking about this book gets me extremely excited for it! Lord of Shadows is the sequel to Lady Midnight which follows Emma and Julian, two shadowhunters who live in a crazy world of demons and angels. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book and I just know it is going to be fantastic! Make sure if you pick up this series you read all her other books first (The Mortal Instruments series and The Infernal Devices trilogy) because Lady Midnight has huge spoilers and also includes not too much world building, so it is smart to know the world by reading her other books. You won’t regret it though because all her books are wonderful! This book comes out on May 27th, 2017.

Those are the few releases I am extremely excited for and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Quick Writing Tips #3.

 

 

 

Reading and Writing Goals for 2017!

We have 22 days left of 2016 and that is just so crazy! 2016 definitely had its ups and downs but it just made me more excited for 2017. Anyways, I have some reading and writing goals for the coming year and here they are!

~Reading~

I did very well with reading this year, and manage to achieve my goal of over 50 books a few months ago, but obviously I am still reading and adding to that number! For 2017 though, I want to push myself a little more and aim to read 75 books. I think I can do it, but I am definitely going to have to pick up the pace. Even though I am extremely busy right now, and I know for a fact that that will not slow down anytime soon, I do think despite that all, I will always make enough time to read! Apart from my reading goal, there are so many new books coming out next year that I am just ecstatic for, and here are some of them:

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (The 3rd book in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy)

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare (The 2nd book in the Dark Artifices trilogy)

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas (The 3rd book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy)

~Writing~

I had a decent writing year, but it was a little slow towards the end. This new year, I want to sit down and try and complete a novel. I have an idea that I am exploring at the moment, and I am really hoping I do not loose interest because I really do love this idea. Anyways, I am determined to give it my best effort to complete that. I also would like to write more short stories and enter more writing competitions. This year I did that, but I didn’t give the stories I wrote my full effort and I was kind of lazy when writing them and I do not want to send something in this new year unless I am very proud of it! I also would like to meet more writers my age. This year, I was able to attend a writer’s conference and it was an amazing experience that I am looking forward to experience again in hopefully the near future. Overall, I just really want to get more serious with my writing and do my best.

Those are my reading and writing goals for 2017 and I hope you enjoyed!