Monday, June 29, 2015

Book Outlet Book Haul!

      If you guys follow me on twitter– and if you do not you should @LeeTheReader– then you should be expecting this haul! On June 21st I tweeted... 

      Well here is is! 12 books (that are mostly hardcovered) for just $54.88! BookOutlet is known for their Read-iculously low prices and I sure took advantage of that! I have no idea what most of these books are about but I saw them for $2 and $3 and I could not pass up! So starting for the bottom...

  • Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  • Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Hock (Book #3)
  • Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
  • School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani (Book #2)
  • Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo (Book #3)
  • Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
  • Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian (Book #3)
  • Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian (Book #2)
  • Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (Book #2)
  • Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (Book #1)
  • The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
  • Romeo and Juliet (Movie Verison because it has Douglas Booth's face on it and I love his face) by William Shakespeare 
      I am not going to give a description for any of these books because most of them are sequels and I do not want to spoil the plot for any of them and other books I just picked up blindly without knowing much. Let me know if you have read any of these books! Which are your favorites?
Thanks Hons
Lee Chand

Rainbow of Books!!!

      As some of you may or may not know I am a huge supporter of the LGBQIA+ community and as of June 26th 2015, gay marriage is legal throughout all 50 states!!! To celebrate I have decided to create a Rainbow Book Tag where I list some of my favorite books in a rainbow order type get what I am trying to say!

The first color in the rainbow is RED!!! And what book is red?? The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (Book #2 of The Raven Cycle)! Well the spine is red and the cover is super pretty so why not!
      The second book is City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (Book #3 in the Mortal Instruments Series)! This book was one of my favorite Mortal Instruments books because it told us so much history about the shadowhunter world and where they all came from. Has to be one of my favorite books!
      The next book I have is not necessarily yellow, but without the dust jacket–which is how I own it– the spine is yellow and that book is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (Books #7 in the Harry Potter Series)! This book was everything for me! It made me laugh and cry and I felt so much love for every single character. Harry Potter changed my life and brought me into reading and I will never forget the hours I spent reading those books.
      The next book I have is Heir of Fire by Sarah J Mass (Book #3 in the Throne of Glass Series)! I first read this book after BEA last year and it was amazing! It was a very good and happy time in my life! I was traveling for my cousin's wedding and I the air and the feelings around me just made me feel so happy!
      For blue I have Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Book #1 in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy)! This cover is just gorgeous and I love the feathers and the mask. I actually have a mask from Venice that looks exactly like the one on the cover!

      And finally for purple I have Across the Universe by Beth Revis which I have not read yet, but the cover is so beautiful sometimes I just take it off my shelves and look at it! It is truly beautiful!
      This huge movement in the United States has touched my so deeply! I am so proud to be apart of a generation that can make such a change possible!
Thank You
Lee Chand

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


•Nikki Hardling
•Jamie Lee
•Kay Con

Thank you girls so much for entering! You have 48 hours to email me back with your information. More giveaways to come so do not be discouraged!

Thanks Again
Lee Chand
Monday, June 22, 2015

What is Lee Reading this Summer!?

The time has come! I am finally free from the stress and burdens of school and all I plan to do this summer is READ....along with a whole bunch of time consuming summer activities. With summer comes reading all day and then staying up extremely late reading. Above is the list of books I will be trying to read this summer. I know I will not likely get to all since my summer is packed to the brim but I will try to read all 15 books on my list. Now let me explain to you how I am going to go about this.
Let us start with my school assignment books. So I am taking AP Literature next year which only makes sense since I love reading so much. The required books are How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster and East of Eden by John Steinbeck. After I finish the book I am currently reading I will read Foster's book because on July 4th I am taking a two week vacation to California and I plan on purchasing the audio book of East of Eden so I can read that on the plan and during the 8 hours car ride from Los Angles to San Fransisco. That way when I come back on the 18th, I will have finished my summer assignment.
Next I will read The One by Kiera Cass because most of you told me I should just finish the series so see what happens between America, Maxon and the other who shall not be named (Aspen). It should be a quick read for me. I finished The Selection in a day and The Elite in another so I have no worries about The One. Next I want to finish Never Fade and In the Afterlight so I can move onto Alexandra Bracken's new book Passenger which is coming out in January 5th 2016. I started Never Fade a long time ago but it never hooked me, but I still love the character and what to finish the series.
Next on my list is the Deadly Class by Rick Remender and this is the first graphic novel I have every owned. I want to read this to see how I like it and then if I do I will continue with this story and continue to read more graphic novels. Next on my list I have Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead which I am not sure I will get to. I have been dying to read another Vampire Academy book but I do not know if I will have time this summer because I am also getting a job, volunteering at a hospital and taking a 10 day law course at Yale so I might not be able to squeeze this one in.
For my summer rereads I know that I for a fact want to reread Heir of Fire by Sarah J Mass because Queen of Shadows is coming out soon and I need a refresher. The last time i read a Throne of Glass book was back in May when I received Heir of Fire at BEA, but when I try to talk to my friends about it I forget everything that happened. I would also like to reread the entire Percy Jackson series because I haven't read them since I was young and I want to reread them before I read the Heroes of Olympus series. I know you do not have to in order to read the next series but I would like to in order to refamilliarize myself with the world.
And if after I read all of that and still have time I will pick two books from my TBR Jar and read them! But other wise, is is my summer. Spent reading all day and night in my room reading till 4 AM. What are some of the books on your Summer Reading List?! Leave a comment below!

Thanks Hons
Lee Chand
Saturday, June 20, 2015

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Book #1) by Cassandra Clare AND A GIVEAWAY

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Release Date: March 27th 2007
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback and now Hardcover
Pages: 585
Buy it: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository
      When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

      This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...  

      Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

      I first read City of Bones in January of last year and it helped propel me into book collecting. Before that book my shelves were home to my old Webkinz and snow globes and other shit like that. After I read the first Mortal Instruments book, I had to buy the box set. I rushed to the local Barnes and Nobel–which happens to be 5 minutes away from my house– and returned the first book in replacement for the box set of 4: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass and City of Fallen Angles. Those where the first books to adorn my shelves (Link here to see the evolution go my shelves). This series changed my life forever.
      Needless to say I loved this book. I read it in two days which is probably the fastest I have ever read a 500 page book. I could not put it down for a second. The story was fast paced and action packed, not to mention my love for most of the characters. I just looked back on my GoodReads (follow my reviews and see what I am reading)  to see my first initial review of the book and here is what it was:
City of Bones was an interesting story. Some of the characters were annoying (Clary/Simon) but the story line is pretty good. I got sick of the vampires and werewolves when ever they popped up and was more interested with the demons/foresakens and others of the sort. Jace I think is an amazing character and not like the usual male protagonist. He was extremely funny. I found myself laughing out loud multiple times where usually it's the best friend/sidekick that is the funny one. Overall it was an enjoyable quick read.
      This review still stands true. Jace is one of my favorite characters because of his sarcastic tone and sense of humor. I have always said that a man must have a sense of humor before I look at anything else which is why when everyone else is looking at William Herondale, I still have my eyes on Jace. Thankfully Jace is still fucking beautiful. And I do find Simon and Clary to be a bit annoying in the beginning. Just so simple and mundane, but as the books progressed, I fell in love with both of them and specifically Simon. I felt the story was so similar to Twilight in the sense of vampires and werewolves, but yet so different because it talked about these demons and shadowhunters.
      City of Bones follows our main character Clary Fray whose live is turned upside down when she tries to stop what she thinks is a random knife attack in an underage club. But when the bouncer is called and no one can see the three but her, Clary starts to wonder what exactly is going on. When Clary receives a worrying and strange phone call from her mother she rushed home to find a demon waiting to devour her. Still being just a normal teen, Clary can barley hold her own. It is only when Jace, one of the knife wielding teens from the club, comes and saves her does she truly receive an explanation.
      As Clary regains her "sight," she beings to see the world as it truly exists  The three teens in the club are actually shadowhunters: men, women and teens created by mixing the blood of angels with the blood of humans so that they could protect the mundanes from the dangers of demons.
      I love all the books in the Mortal Instruments series. I love how everything fits together so perfectly from the mythology to the romance. We are allowed to see Clary discover this world as we do and her reactions to the new adventures that her sight give her. The character development is not just restricted to Clary but also extends to love interests and supporting characters such as Jace who appears to be another typical tragic YA hero, but I enjoyed the way he was characterised in this as he transforms behind the mask of annoyingly arrogant teen and. Magnus Bane is one of my favorite characters because he is so demential. There is so much mystery behind him, but yet you see his vulnerable side. Isabella Lightwood is literally my goal in life. If I had to choose one weapon it would be her whip that wraps around her wrist. It is so fashionable and just so deadly. I would love to be fashionable and sexy yet feared by all.
      I love the Mortal Instruments Series and it is by far one of my favorite series next to Harry Potter and the Raven Cycle. 5 out of 5 stars forever and always

And as of September 2015, City of Bones is changing it's style. Here is a sneak peek of the new covers come later on this year!

I have 4 Box Sets of all the Hardcover Mortal Instruments Books!!! The giveaway ends December 10th and the winners will be picked by a random name generator. All you need to do to win is follow the rules and regulations below...

  • Subscribe to my blog by email (in the sidebar to the right)
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  • Email me at leereadsbooks(at)gmail(dot)com saying "I WOULD LIKE THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS BOX SET" and your Goodreads and Twitter name
  • Comment below and tell me your favorite quote from any Mortal Instrument Book!
(here is a quick tip. the more I see your name on my blog, twitter and GoodReads, the more I will put your name in the generator.)

May the odds be ever in your favor
Lee Chand

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy Book #1) by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Release Date: August 16th, 2007
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Pages: 332
Buy it: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository
      Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires - the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.
      After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger... and the Strigoi are always close by.

      Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever...
      Let me start off by saying that I love Vampire Academy! I was so skeptic to pick it up because I made the biggest mistake and judged a book by its cover. But come on you have to admit that these covers are just so terrible, but they have grown on me since the new covers are just so plain. And then we have the name; Vampire Academy. It sounds so cheesy and cliche. And as everyone knows I love a good boarding school story, but even the word academy in the title did not spark my interest in reading. Vampire Academy just sounded like another comparison to Twilight and I was not in the mood for that. It is when I saw that Booktube was becoming obsessed with these books that I knew I had to start picking them up. And clearly they were successful considering the hype over the spin-off series Bloodlines. With all this happening before me I knew I had to pick up this book. I read it and I fell in love because not only was it about love and romance, but it also showed a strong bond (teehee) between friends. The dhampir and moroi need one another in order to continue the cycle in their society.
      Lissa and Rose have fled St. Vladimir's Academy because of a terrible incident that happened almost two years before that could put their lives at risk. After two years on the run, new dhampir professor Dimitri captures the two and returns them to the Academy. Once they return they get right back into the swing of things and Rose is forced to take extra classes with Dimitri in order for her to graduate on time. The dhampir are considered the guardians, serving as protectors over the Moroi from the dangers of the Strigoi. But Lissa is an exceptional Moroi since she is a princess and next in line for the throne. Her guardians must be on top of their game, the best of the best. Though they are separate for most of the day due to their different training, Rose is still able to be with Lissa without anyone knowing. Rose and Lissa share a bond and in times of stress or distraught, Rose can see exactly what Lissa is feeling. Along with the growing romances between Rose and Dimitri and Lissa and mysterious boy Christian hiding in the church attic, Richelle Mead shows her skill in writing urban fantasy with a twist of snarky teen edge.
      What I love the most about this book is how strong Rose is. She is badass and is not afraid to tell you what she thinks of you to your face. But yet she is so three dimensional because she has this motherly side of her that takes care of Lissa and wants to keep her safe. She is super forgiving when it comes to Lissa and the things she goes off and does without Rose's approval. Lissa creates a nice contrast to Rose's strong and straight forward personality. Lissa and Christian's outcast relationship is far more relatable than Rose and Dimitri's. Where the beautiful princess falls for the outsider who is not as bad as everyone thinks.
     I love this book and cannot wait to continue with the series. I have already bought all six books, but I just need to take them one step at a time. The way the storyline is developing and unfolding is super interesting to me! I love Vampire Academy and cannot wait to continue. 4 out of 5 stars!

Let me know what you guys think of the Vampire Academy series below and should I move onto Bloodlines when I am done!

Thanks Hons!
Lee Chand

The Selection and The Elite (The Selection Books #1 & #2) by Kiera Cass

The Selection and The Elite by Kiera Cass
Release Date: April 24th, 2012/April 23rd 2013
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback/Hardback
Pages: 326/257
Buy it: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

      I read The Selection and The Elite about a year ago and realized that I did not have a review of either of them on my blog. This book was not my favorite, but yet it was enjoyable and it drew me it. It is the Bachelor meets monarchy. Girls line up by the dozen in order to compete for heart of Prince Maxon. America Singer is just your average girl who enters just for her family's sake and what do you know she makes it to the elite girls trying to win over Prince Maxon
      The Selection had such a quick pace to it for me and before I knew it, I wanted more. That being said I do think the whole series could have been combined into one very long book and there would have been no need for me to spend $20 on a barely 300 page book. But I get it. It brings in money because trilogies are all the rage and with out it we would not have the blue, red and white covers for America Singer. I felt like even the first two books could have been combined and then have a nice duology cause who doesn't like a nice duology. And then we have the little side stories like The Prince and the Guard which brings me to the one thing that ruined this books for me. Fuck Aspen. Go away! I have not met a single person who has read this book and said "you know I like the Aspen storyline," NO ONE! There was no need for him, leave him in the beginning where he belongs. 
      I am considering reading The One even if I do not like Aspen. I want to know what happens in the end even though it is obvious by the cover. I want to see how the end unfolds between America, Maxon and Aspen. 
      The Selection is a very clean, romantic and typical YA dystopian, but does not have very strong characters. America pisses you off with her decisions throughout the series (at least for the two books I have read so far) and the characters seem to have no depth to them. While I do love the story because– just like The Bachelor the TV show– I get hooked and want to see what stupid mistakes get women thrown out.
      All in all I give both these books 3.5 stars. They were just not enough to make it to a four for me. While the characters with bland and very black in white, it did make me want more, but by the time the third book came out I had moved passed it.

      Let me know what you think of The Selection series in the comments below and tell me if I should keep reading and move onto The One and The Heir

Thanks Hons
Lee Chand

Beautiful Blogger Award!!!

Thank you to the beautiful and wonderful Taysa from The Literary Huntress for nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger Award!!! I am so thrilled and cannot thank you enough!

1. Link to the blogger who nominated you.
2. List seven random facts about you.
3. Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers, and notify them. 
Random facts about me:
1. My favorite band is All Time Low! I jumped on stage at one of their concerts when I was in the seventh grade

2. I have green hair at the moment! but it keeps washing out and it makes me sad
3. I have met John and Hank Green and they are amazing people
4. I love dinosaurs like its a little weird
5. I am trying out blogging because I am scared to do BookTube
6. I am an actor, singer and dancer and was actually on Broadway when I was younger
7. I really like pepper jack cheese

My nominees:
1. Jessica from a GREAT Read
2. Olivia from Olivia's Catastrophe
3. Laura and HannahCassie from P.S. I Love that Book!
4. Laura from Blue Eye Books
5. Stacey from Pretty Books
6. Claudia from PenMarkings
7. Michelle from Limitless Literature
I love all of you blogs and thank you again to Taysa for the nomination!!! 

Also Check out my 2 international giveaways!!

Thanks Again
Lee Chand

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Shadowhunters TV Series!?!?! Set Pictures and Casting

IS IT TRUE IS IT TRUE! IT HAS TO BE HAPPENING!!! SHADOWHUNTERS TV SERIES!!! They are beginning to film the shadow shadow hunters TV show and it is going to air on ABC Family in 2016 (which guys is really soon). The cast is looking phenomenal and I am so trilled with it. And of course it is hard to let go of Robert Sheehan as Simon because he was my Simon and will always be my perfect Simon, but I am sure the new cast will be amazing.
      So first we have our Clary! Katherine McNamara! and She is fucking beautiful! She looks the part of Clary like Clary on the book covers ever though I did not mind Lily Collins despite the fact that she did not have red hair. Katherine is gorgeous and I have the biggest lady crush on her already! She looks super sweet yet super bad ass and I cannot wait to see what she does to Clary.
      And next my beloved Jace played by Dominic Sherwood!!! I am in love with this casting! I loved Dom in Vampire Academy and I loved him in that Taylor Swift music video and I love his two different colored eyes! I love Dominic Sherwood! Most people hated Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace and I don't completely disagree but Jace is supposed to be cat like and Jamie does look like a cat. A very skinny lanky cat. Dom gives Jace that muscular look that he really needs and I am so happy I can't breathe.
      Next we have Alberto Rosende as Simon! Now as I said before Robert Sheehan is my Simon. He is what made the City of Bones movie not terrible for me. He embodied Simon and made Simon come to life for me. There have not been many pictures of Alberto Rosende as Simon, but the rest of the casting has been on point that I do not have any doubts about any of the cast members to be completely honest.
      Next we have Izzy played by Emeraude Toubia and HOLY SHIT SHE IS FUCKING GORGEOUS! She is so hot holy shit and that is exactly what Izzy is. That is exactly what all these shadowhunters are supposed to be. Just perfect ethereal beings left here on this Earth to protect us and holy shit Izzy is hot. I believe she is both Mexican and Lebanese and that combination made her fucking beautiful. Alberto Rosende is so luck for getting to make out with her..,three seasons from now. She's hot. This whole cast is hot. Lets move on.
      And then we have Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood. Matthew looks a lot like Paolo from the Lizzie McGuire movie. Just super handsome and tan. I really liked Kevin Zegers as Alec for the look but he did not have much opportunity to show off Alec. Alec had very few lines in the movie and I wish I has more to base Kevin off of. But I am sure we will see Alec and all of his Jace lovin ass in the first season. He looks like a great Alec and I cannot wait to see him with Magnus
      And now Magnus Bane played by the one and only Harry Shum Jr.!!! I am so excited about this because I loved Harry's dancin ass on Glee. He was one of my favorite characters on the show because he was so quite, but the few things that he said were hilarious. I am excited to see him brings Magnus to life and let him open up and give him the opportunity to be dramatic and out there like Magnus.
      Next we have THE FUCKING OLD SPICE GUY as Luke!!! His name is Isaiah Mustafa which sounds like the ultimate Lion King name. I think this guys is fucking great. He is super funny and those commercials were the shit. They always had me laughing like crazy. He looks so hairless to me that its hard to picture him as a werewolf. Like in the commercials he is all shiny and oiled up...werewolves have a shit tone of hair bro. But I guess Luke was not born a werewolf anyways so whatever. I bet this guy is so sick of being branded as the Old Spice Guy and I hope this gives him the opportunity he needs to break free of that mold.
      Next we have Jocelyn Fray played by Maxim Roy which is such a bad ass name. She looks so familiar to me but I do not recognize any of her work. Clary's mom won't play a big part in season one because she is basically captured for the fucking entire first season which is why they could steal Lena Headey from Game of Thrones for the movie, cause she literally was not in the movie at all. But I am hoping for the show to be a success so that we can see more of Maxim as Jocelyn.
      Next up we have Valentine played by Alan Van Sprang. I never liked movie Valentine. He was fucking weird and just did not look like her could be the father of both Jace nor Clary. I always thought that Ian Bohen who plays Peter Hale from Teen Wolf would have always been a good Valentine. He is so dark yet condescending and brilliant. It takes a lot to play a smart, crazy, demon controlling man and I think Ian would have done a perfect job. That being said, I have not seen Alan Van Sprang's work, but I am sure that he will make a brilliantly crazy Valentine. Both Valentine and Sebastian are two of my favorite villains just because of how crazy and messed up their minds are. They are such complex characters to me and I just want to know what is going on inside their heads. I want to pick their brains and see the madness that ensues.
      Up next we have Hodge who is played by Jon Cor who i didn't know at first but then I googled him and HOLY SHIT! He is fucking sexy. Like I never thought in my life that I would say I want to fuck Hodge Starkweather but boy do I say it now. He almost seems to young to be playing Hodge. I always thought of Hodge as this old decrypted man sitting inside the New York Institute for eternity. I cannot imagine Hodge as a young sexy man cause holy shit I can't breathe.
      And the last of the casting news is Raphael our beloved vampire which is already a step up from the movie cause we did not get him at all there. He is played by David Castro who looks like a promising Raphael! I have no complaints.

Over all I am so happy with the casting! Everyone looks the part and I am super excited for 2016 to see what the new cast brings us!
And here below are some awesome set pictures that honestly get my heart fluttering. 

International Giveaway of New Harry Potter Paperbacks

 Hello all!! Since I have received multiple copies of the new Harry Potter Box set I only see it fitting that I share it will all of you! I have seven sets of these books so seven of you could win all seven Harry Potter paperbacks. To win all you need to do is follow the rules and regulations below...

June Book Haul!

So I have been in a reading slump for quite a while so this haul is going to feature books I have received over the last several months. So starting from the bottom up...

  • Deadly Class Vol. 1 Reagan Youth by Rick Remender
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
  • Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
  • Fairest by Marissa Meyer
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • Chasing Merlin by Sarah White
  • Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  • Angelfall by Susan Ee
  • Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
  • Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Popular: A Memoir by Maya Van Wagenen
  • Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Deadly Class: I have never read a graphic novel before, but I feel like this book would be a great start. A school for deadly assassins I feel will be the perfect start to hopefully a long love go graphic novels.

Outlander: Outlander has recently received so much hype thanks to the release of the TV adaptation. Outlander is about a 1945 combat nurse hurled back in time by forces she could not explain and finds herself in 1743 Scotland.

City of Bones: I love City of Bones and the Mortal Instruments series. I have City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire is hardcover but I wanted the first book in the series to have for me and I have donated my paperback copy to my local library.

These Broken Stars: The cover of this book is fucking gorgeous and I know nothing about this book other than everyone loves it and the second book is even prettier with the orange and pink.

Pandemonium: I read Delirium about two years ago and it helped me get into reading young adult novels. I have an ebook of it but I wanted to get a hard copy of at least one of these books.

Fairest: Fairest is the prequel to the Lunar Chronicle Series about Queen Levana. I have yet to start Cinder but I was wondering if I should read Fairest or Cinder first and just read the books in the order they are published.

Seraphina: Seraphina is about a kingdom where dragons and people coexist with one another. That is  pretty much all I have heard about this but it seems awesome. I am all about fantasy.

Chasing Merlin: I saw fellow reader Katytasic haul this book and while ago and I figured I would give it a go. It seems super interesting and I love the whole story of King Arthur and Merlin. I remember when I was little I loved the movie Shrek the third because it had Justin Timberlake as King Arthur and the school was called Worcestershire.

Mistborn: Everyone has been talking about Mistborn and I have no idea what it is about but everyone loves it and I am sure that I will love it too.

Angelfall: When angels fall and destroy the world there are only pockets of humans left. But angels fly away with Penryn's sister she will do anything to get her back.

Hyperbole and a Half: This book was written by fellow blogger Allie Brosh whose blog is freakin hilarious. After reading her blog I could not wait to get her book.

Wicked: Honestly just this cover interested me and I have yet to read a Jennifer L Armentrout book and I think I might as well start.

Popular: Popular is about a young girl who finds a book about how to be popular in the 50s but she decided follow the book now in modern day. It seems hilarious and something that would be a quick read and just super funny.

Half-Blood: My friend has told me to read Half-Blood for the longest time because it is like Percy Jackson meets Vampire Academy and I love both of those series. I am dying to read these but I would like to complete the Heroes of Olympus series before I start another series about demigods.

Let me know if you have read any of these books and which are your favorites so I know what to read first!

Thanks hon
Lee Chand

Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review

Gary "Eggsy" Unwin (Taron Egerton), whose late father secretly worked for a spy organization, lives in a South London housing estate and seems headed for a life behind bars. However, dapper agent Harry Hart (Colin Firth) recognizes potential in the youth and recruits him to be a trainee in the secret service. Meanwhile, villainous Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) launches a diabolical plan to solve the problem of climate change via a worldwide killing spree.

            I do not know where to begin with this movie! Kingsman is action packed and full of excitement. It gives the new generation an introduction into the spy universe with quick humor, young attractive people and intense action. Kingsman is James Bond rebuilt from the ground up for this current generation. Matthew Vaughn's style gives the movie a quick pace and keep you on the edge of your seat. With both the elements of Kick Ass and James Bond how could you not have an amazing action-packed spy movie?  Colin Firth plays Harry Hart, one of these said Kingsman who finds a young boy by the name of Eggsy who has all the potential to become a Kingsman–considering that his late father was a former Kingsman– and Hart decides to bring Eggsy in. Samuel L. Jackson plays the role of Valentine, who from the start we can tell is up to no good, but what really caught me was his sidekick Gazelle who in true Bond villain style has amputated legs that turn into blades....HOLY SHIT!
            I love the characters in this movie especially Colin Firth's character. I especially love the fact that Colin just kicked up his feet for this movie and said "Fuck it. I can be a bad ass. I can be relatable," and totally changed my perception of him. The fight scenes with Colin were amazing and were some of my favorite scenes in this movie and this movie does not hold back. At some moments your just like "oh there is a knife in that dudes head" or "okay that guy just got stabbed in the eye," and are somehow totally okay with it. Vaughn takes his character in directions where most would be hesitant to take such big actors.
            One thing, that myself as a lady was very excited about, were the suits and how classy these men are. Kinsmen embody the word gentleman, but yet they can kick ass in any situation. The combination of suits and posh English accents gets my heart fluttering and no matter who it is I will find them insanely attractive.
            What I find fascinating about this movie is that it was adapted from a comic book which means there is more to come. Vaughn despite his usual "I do not stick around sequels" styles said he is currently working on writing a sequel for Kingsman and if it is picked up we are likely to see Kingsman 2 by 2017. I can see Kingsman becoming a franchise that enormous amounts of people will be waiting in line to see. I loved Kingsman and will watch it over and over again! 5 out of 5 stars!
            Let me know what you think of Kingsman and how dreamy you find Eggsy in the comments below.
Lee Chand
And here is one of my favorite clips from the movie  with Colin Firth below...WARNING is very violent and gory and below that is the trailer