Movie Review: Interstellar

This is my favourite of the trailers.

I enjoyed this movie substantially. The film's emotional and philosophic/scientist roots beneath the excellent action and CGI space effects resulted in an excellent theatrical experience.

First, I walked into the movie having not really watched a trailer, nor read any informational piece about Interstellar. I knew it was good, and it had something to do with space, but that's about it. With that, I remember speculating with a friend about what was happening. 

Especially in the beginning, the plot seems not slow, but like it's unraveling with savour. The story knows not to dump information and it does a good job of building the foundation of the world slowly, but by maintaining interest. It does my favourite thing: establish an emotional bond to the characters that will be revisited throughout the film. 

Cooper and his daughter Murphy live in a world being consumed by dust. The Earth is almost uninhabitable and this is perhaps the end. Obviously, we know it's not. Cooper's wife seems to have died and he's left with his two children and his wife's father. Cooper loves his family, but it's really Murph and Cooper's relationship that shines through. 

Mackenzie Foy as Murphy does a good job capturing her character's curiosity, but also her immaturity as a child. She is sarcastic and shy, but also resilient, and she makes her character quite relatable and lovely. I thought she did appear a little older than she was supposed to be in several scenes, but she would win me over again with a pout, or a smile. 

Matthew McConaughey was phenomenal as Cooper. He was restless, angry with the world, but quite capable. His character was always warring with ambition and who he needed to be versus the family he could never leave. There is one part, later on, where it hurt me to see his face as the grief was palpable. 

I can't speak of one acting performance that I didn't like, and in saying that, let me clarify: this film's strength was not its acting. The acting was not a weakness in the slightest, but the truth strength was the storytelling, the amazing script, and the production value. 

The production was cinematic and beautiful. It had all the beautiful and quite scary space shots that you could ever want. The music built and assuaged tension subtly, but I think one of my favourite elements was the use of silence. How often do you have a scene with complete silence for a few moments? Interstellar used the silence to its advantage several times (although I may have ruined it once by cursing) and I think Christopher Nolan's grasp of tension and his vision for the film shined through.

The story was complete with many peaks and valleys, some of them rather unexpected, and I said earlier that I teared up several times because what happened was too horrible not to. The weakest part to Interstellar was the ending, which is a mindfuck because what's happening is unclear.

Actually, that is a flaw, or recurring theme, because it's not necessarily a flaw if it was introduced and obviously intentional. Interstellar prided itself on being a "big" story that did deal with abstract and philosophical ideas. There was a sense of purpose and destiny well employed throughout the entire story, and it was like what happened was literally "written in the stars". If you don't like those types of storylines, you may not like Interstellar, but I love them. 

After finishing Interstellar, all I want to do is curl up with my laptop and listen to some Carl Sagan, and then perhaps research space a little more. I highly recommend Interstellar and it's the best movie I've seen in a long time. 



What do you think?

Thursday Thoughts: Notes, Giving NA Another go?, Narrative Journalism

This is a new feature that will be looking at blogging, books, and anything of any relevance to the YA Blogosphere in short form. It's meant to start a discussion by offering quick thoughts from Mari and P.E. on a variety of topics. 

Notes while Reading

by P.E.

I never write notes when reading except for school. I'm currently doing it for a class, and it is exhausting. Every time I write a note, I feel like I'm being jarred out of the story. It's hard to be consumed with what's happening when I constantly evaluate myself on what I read, why was it written that way, what rhetorical devices were used, etc. The one benefit seems to be that my memory for the story is very good: through 250 pages, I can clearly remember every quote my teacher mentioned as significant because I wrote about it. How do some people write notes for reviews?

Giving NA Another Go?

by Mari

Disclaimer: This has nothing to do with the content of the following paragraph....

So I've been a lot little cautious of the NA category. I like romance, I don't mind steamy scenes, and I really like the intended age. However, when NA first started out it acquired this teen erotica reputation with the never ending supply of: "Troubled girl meets mysterious hot playboy who won't settle down because of his dark and mysterious past. Of course no one but said troubled girl can save him." While 2 or even 3 of such reads can be fun, especially if spread out nicely, too many gets old. You start to wonder if what you're reading is quality fiction especially when it seems like the book has no plot and wasn't even edited properly... Still every now and then I've stumbled on some gems and they give me hope. I wonder if now that the category has been around for a couple of years if it has diversified to include more stories and if so then I'll have to start digging in. Any suggestions?

Narrative Journalism

by P.E.

I've been reading so much narrative journalism recently that I could puke. It is not a genre that suits me, with it's excessive focus on the minutiae. It's really one of the only types of writing that calls for infodumping because the author has researched so extensively and feels like all these characteristics bring the story to life. Narrative journalism is non-fiction, and I very clearly feel it is nonfiction because it is very heavy to read with many details that must be remembered. I miss first-person prose. For reference, I read Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink and am reading Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt. Both deal with quite heavy subject matter and are worth the read. What do you think of narrative journalism? Is it a genre you've explored?

-P.E. and MARI


What do you think?

WoW - The Wrath and The Dawn

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

The Wrath & The Dawn

May 12, 2015

A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.
This is so cool! It's not everyday you come up on a retelling of A Thousand and One Nights set in Ancient Persia! This can be really good.

 What are You Waiting For?



What do you think?

Cover Wars: The Heart of Betrayal vs. Rogue Wave

Cover Wars is a weekly showdown of two beautiful covers. The winner, as voted by you, goes on to face a new cover, and wins bragging rights. This is basically a fun way to discuss what we like in covers.

This week is the battle of the blues!

Pretty dresses, facing the distance, looking away. What's not to like? Blue is one of those cool colours promising intrigue and danger. It's one of everyone's favourite colours. And can we just comment on the font? The title font is really good by both covers. Rogue Wave's font is almost the same colour as the dress, and The Heart of Betrayal has something like a crown around it. 

Let the Cover Wars begin!


What do you think?

Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After

Author: Stephanie Perkins
Date of Publication: August 14, 2014
Pages: 352
Source: Library Ebook

Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.

It feels like I'm revealing a part of my soul when I say that I relate to Isla. The good, the bad, the ugly; I have asked many of the same questions over the years. This book really hit the nail on the head for me. That's probably why I'm still reeling.

In this companion series, Stephanie has brought forth three very different stories. Anna and St. Clair were two quirky and charming individuals who became compatible friends and then lovers. Lola and Cricket presented us with the childhood friends and boy next door story paired up against the backdrop of Lola's eccentric style and personality. In Isla and Josh, we get youthful passion, innocence, confusion and that beautiful nerdy love for reading that I'm sure we can all relate to.

The story began with a cute scene in which we were introduced to our narrator and her long time crush, Josh, St.Clair's artist best friend. For me the beginning was a little choppy and it took a bit for me to adjust but before long we were in Paris and things were starting to heat up between Josh and Isla.

One of the best things about this book was the characters' romantic history. Neither were the stereotypical "romance virgins" that are so popular in YA. Quite the opposite, Isla and Josh have both been in passionate relationships before. The relationship between the two of them actually grew from physical attraction to companionship and finally love, with some bumps along the way. It was quite nice to see a youthful relationship in the way it would occur in real life. Yes, teens can and are sexually and romantically active but no, this does not mean that they are any less serious about their relationships. I felt that Isla and Josh were very mature for their age which I loved.

This book also addresses some issues that the characters faced, from coming to terms with a distant family and trying to understand oneself and what you are meant to do in this world. The latter I have a lot of experience with and like Isla I still don't have the answers.

Isla was this amazingly intelligent introvert and Josh was this talented artist and resident cool kid. How could I not fall for their heartfelt story of youth, family, friends and love? They broke my heart with some of their insecurities but instead of being mad at them and not understanding their actions I rolled right along with them, completely engrossed.

The book was set in three places: Manhattan, Paris and a little glimpse of Barcelona. Perkins brought each location to life with actual destinations along with great facts and descriptions that makes the reader want to pull out a map and find their own Right Way! 

Speaking of the Right Way, Isla's best friend Kurt was amazing. I loved reading about their relationship and his obsessions for mapping. Also, it's aways great to see disabilities incorporated into books with no judgement. Isla's two sisters Gen and Hattie were great additions as well. Hattie started out as a brat but I enjoyed the growth of their relationship by the end. Finally, this wouldn't be a Perkins book without a glimpse of the fantastic Anna and St. Clair, wow. They were there for only a little bit but their essence was there in Josh, in his loneliness and his art. 

To those waiting to pick this one up and those who may not have enjoyed Lola, give this one a go. If anything I've described sounds like something you would enjoy then rest assured that I wasn't able to capture enough of this book to really give you a feel of exactly how amazing it is. It is incredible. I am heartbroken to know that there is no more. 



What do you think?

The Weekly Progress: Almost Done First Semester

The Weekly Progress is a type of wrap up post that happens every Sunday at The Sirenic Codex looking on the week that was.

Hi guys, I got back from brunch at a cool crepe/comic place, and I figured it's a good time to check in. In terms of reading, it's been slow for stuff out of school because school is literally taking over all my time. I should be studying right now, btw. But at least classes end soon... 

Currently Reading

I've read the first chapter and I'm so ready to run away, wild and free like those girls. 

On the Blog

We have lots of movie reviews coming up! First, Snow White and the Huntsman. 

In a fit of homesickness, I wrote this

Whatcha waitin' on? Mari picks the newest Mass book!

I'm sure I've missed a lot because I haven't been doing TWPs lately. I want to say that will change, but I think I first need to catch up on school so I'm doing less drowning and more treading. 

The Week That Was

My update on school is that I'm starting to get to a point where there's a lot of work and stuff, but I'm able to enjoy school. Many of my classes are quite practical, and if they're not (like political theory), they're super fascinating and make me feel like I'm bettering myself by reading important texts from important people. 

I also really like my profs. Thank you "" for everything you do. I didn't pick any easy classes but I picked profs that are quite good. I'll leave you guys with a question: is it better to have a great subject and meh prof, or a meh subject and great prof? I'm firmly on the latter's side. 

Song of the Week

Eminem pisses me off. I love this song. I love the message, I love how empowering it is, I love Sia, I love the rapping and flow, whatever. I hate that Eminem also acts like a misogynist. At the end of the song he says don't take people's bullshit, and so here it is: Fuck you Eminem. Get your shit together. That "rape whistle" line in Vegas is utter bullshit and you should know better. I'll still listen to this song because of Sia and I love the song, but seeing the artist pull that crap irritates me. I should mention that I like Eminem's really popular songs, but I can't say I like him just because he pulls a lot of stuff like this. 

But anyway, here's Guts Over Fear, one of my favourite songs in recent memory. 

Have a great week!



What do you think?

Movie Review: Snow White and the Huntsman

Recently, I'm really into movies with great fantastical graphics. Movies like 300, Dracula Untold, Pompeii. I'm been thinking about watching Snow White and the Huntsman for a while and so I finally did. The cinematography looked quite similar to what I was expecting and craving, but the story and the execution was very very different.

I’m glad I watched this one on Netflix because at some point I started to fast forward so I could see the end and be done with it. The story of Snow White is almost a cliche now. We all know it and have seen it played out inside our heads so many times that it's hard to impress. This movie had a different visual take on the story and I enjoyed the narration in the beginning about the three drops of blood and the spell. However, that may have been the only creative element. Everything that came after felt out of place and didn't impress.

There were really three reasons why I watched this movie in the first place.
  1. I like Chris Hemsworth.
  2. I wanted to see if Kristin Stewart has improved.
  3. The cinematography, graphics and special effects looked awesome.
Sadly, no matter how much one like Chris Hemsworth, if the movie’s plot and dialogue has no oomph, good looks can’t help too much. Same goes towards the cinematography that was pretty impressive. It was nice on the eyes but the same could not be said of the acting and the story.

Kristin and I have had a love hate relationship for a long time. I enjoyed Twilight but I never really liked Bella Swan in the movie. Why? Well, I notices Kristin’s awkwardness. It was understandable as Bella, because that is very similar to Bella's personality. But it seems that it's something Kristin can't shake off. She is awkward and carries it to all her roles and that just doesn’t work for me. The other problem with that is, I see Kristin playing a role, her acting never allows me to fall into the story and see a character. 

Overall, this was a disappointment. There just wasn't much development or anything special to keep me interested.



What do you think?

The Best Snack to Eat With Books

We here at The Sirenic Codex are hard hitters. We cover all the most essential issues pertaining to your reading needs. But it has come to P.E.'s attention lately that we have faltered, leaving our poor readership without the answer to a significant question. What is the best snack to eat while reading?

Now, snacks are messy, food don't go with books, blah blah blah, nope. As busy people, we need to multitask as much as possible, which means we always eat and read. But what is the best food that complements a book? Let us delve into this age-old mystery.

Chocolate Covered Almonds

What is life?

These delicacies are P.E.'s current favourite thing, and this is no exaggeration. P.E. has written a (terrible) poem about how yummy they are.

Dark ovals
Round plump

Cream and almond
Sweet and rich
Yum, youre mine

One for fingers
Two for taste

Infinite loops
Quarter more
I don't care 

It's a food! Can you not feel the passion? These dark chocolate almonds are the PB to the a book's jam. They snack sized, not too messy, unless you leave them out in the sun then drop them on your bed, and utterly addictive. 

Hot Chocolate

The wind is howling, the snow is falling, and you are curled up in bed, with a lovely soft blanket, about to begin your book. What could make this scene better? Hot chocolate! Hot cocoa has to be a book lover favourite. It's warm and toasty, and it's only really comparable to tea in terms of how awesome it is. Plus, it's chocolate, and if you can't tell already, this post is written by P.E. the chocoholic. 


So what if you don't want something rich and sweet? Maybe you're into cheesy, spicy, salty, crunchy goodness. Maybe chips float your boat. In any case, chips are some of the most eatable foods. They come in a handy bag, which is super easy to open and prop on your bed/counter. They win for convenience, plus they're super cheap with billions of flavours. P.E.'s favourite has to be the super spicy black-bagged Doritos. But maybe you're more of a Lays gal. The choice is yours!


Maybe you're like me, buying dairy products to appease your parents because you never drink milk. Or maybe some people genuinely like yoghurt, it's tough to know. But it is snack sized, and like a lesser version of a smoothie, so it has to have some sort of appeal...

Milk n Cookies

The classic. I indulge in milk and cookies quite often. In fact, milk and cookies/cake/muffins are pretty much the only thing I buy at grocery stores. Milk and cookies bring healthy refreshment to reading. They're fun, easy to acquire, and they always taste good. 

Now that you have your choices, it's time to vote! Which snack is the best with a book? Vote, or if you have another idea, choose 'other' and share your thought!


What do you think?

Just Like Home

This post seems sad, but things have looked up since then, I promise.

It's a Friday night and a few rooms down there is a pretty big floor party. I'm not going because I don't like the party/excessive drinking scene. It's an environment I have not been exposed to in the past, and neither of my parents drank either. It's new to me and I reconciling wanting to be social and not understanding the appeal of getting drunk is a little hard.

In fact, everything here is new. It's having to get dressed to eat dinner. It's working hard and getting a B- instead of the 95 I'm accustomed to. It's having to shop alone. Calling home, and seeing people's lives go on without me. Worrying about banks and money. It's knowing that my support system, my family, friends, my comfort zone is so far away, and having to rely on myself.

I always thought I relied on myself at home. And I did, to some extent. I'm okay being alone. I'm okay coming up with solutions to problems and I can take care of myself. But I never realized how much I would miss the simple act of someone taking care of me. Cooking food, offering food, asking me about my day. All these things were so integral to my daily routine and now it's like they're gone.

It's like I'm about to turn 18 and I'm kind of scared because that means that this is life: having stuff happen and having to deal with it on my own. Being resilient. Self-focused. It's everything I wanted and having it is almost overwhelming.

What makes it bearable is knowing my family is close; my friends are a phone call away. It's also this blog and my books. I can't even explain how important books are right now. It's a connection to the past when I wonder what I'm doing.

An artistic recreation of every drawing I ever drew as a kid. I thought doing 3D houses would divert attention from my inability to draw anything other than stick figured people.
It's a bit of an escape into a different world, and having some moments of peace. It's feeling safe and comfortable and in my zone again when everything from showers to drinking water is not the same. Life will change, and sometimes that change is a good change, like this, but that doesn't mean that I am ready to let go of the identity I have built for myself. Even when it's hard to be me when I feel like no one here really knows me, and I don't know much about them, I know that I love books and reading books and blogging is me.

And that's something extremely powerful. There are parts of one's identity that aren't linked to other people, and so regardless of circumstances, they will last. They are some form of permanence and I need that permanence and reminder of who I am and where I'm coming from when I feel like I still haven't found my routine. Books and blogging are that: memories of being 13 and really needing to do something, to be heard; hours spent pouring over templates; all the words I wrote and the fulfilment whenever someone commented; seeing that success that I had a part in building; and my friendship with Mari, which is really important to me right now.

I haven't been around all that much but blogging and reading still feels like home.



What do you think?

WoW - A Court of Thorns and Roses

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

A Court of Thorns and Roses

May 5, 2015

A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Timesbestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristen Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!
A part of me is screaming "NO! Finish the Throne of Glass series, I can't wait!!" But the other part is dying to read anything Sarah J. Maas writes. Also those comparisons in the end are enticing. 

"Perfect for fans of Kristen Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!"

Yes , Please!

 What are You Waiting For?



What do you think?

Cover Wars: Rogue Wave vs. The Heir

Cover Wars is a weekly showdown of two beautiful covers. The winner, as voted by you, goes on to face a new cover, and wins bragging rights. This is basically a fun way to discuss what we like in covers.

The Heir managed another narrow victory over The Winner's Crime. This week it is facing another pretty dress in Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly.

Both these models seem to be looking the same direction-- maybe they see another gorgeous dress? In any case, the colours in both covers are quite pretty. Rogue Wave makes it seem like the girl is looking at a rip in the fabric of reality, and it's cool with the spacy/watery fun. The Heir seems like a girl ready to go on and rock the world, but first taking a moment to make sure she's ready for everything. The font for both covers is super pretty, and it should be a great battle!

Let the Cover Wars begin!


What do you think?

Review: Heir of Fire

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Date of Publication: September 2, 2014
Pages: 562
Source: Library

Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy. 

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?


Exactly how many ways can one explain their undying love and still sound original, because I can't find any words to write this review. Can we please just bow down to Sarah J Maas and her epic story telling? This book took a story set in a small place, Adarlan, and expanded it seamlessly. I think I just witnessed the Big Bang.

Wendelyn wasn’t the show-stopper. Instead, it was the characters we met in this magical land. The little folks, the demi-fae and the greatest of all, the fae prince, Rowan!!! There was also a cameo from the frosty Maeve... she was very cold… Back to Rowan! I can’t say his name without adding exclamations. Will I anger many if I say that I kind of wished for a romantic plot between Celaena and Rowan? Either way, these two are probably the most compatible pair in history. Their relationship was one of camaraderie at its best.

Heir of Fire is a connective book. A lot happens but it’s evident that the real plot lies in Adarlan, where things are being set up for Celaena’s return. 

This is where Celaena grows the most. She comes to Rowan a heartbroken brat but leaves a Warrior Queen who has challenged her demons and come out on top. Finally getting to see the depth of what haunted her brought me so much closer to understanding her. I finally think I know Celaena; I know what makes her tick.

There are so many fantastic new characters introduced in this book. Prince Rowan of Maeve’s Court is a shining star. He was this cold brute of a fae warrior who I didn't even blink over until I realized the guy was here to stay and how happy am I that he did. Rowan is ruthless and uncouth but he is soft and scarred from a long life filled with battle scars.

Another worthy mention is Aedion, The Wolf of the North, Celaena’s childhood betrothed and the current Kind of Adarlan’s pawn. I wish I learned more about him, but from what I did see, I respect the man; especially with what he did in the end.

I don’t have many complaints, but I wish Chaol did more in this one. Obviously this was a bridge book for Celaena and there was progress in Chaol’s side of the story as well but I guess it’s just not the same without having both of them in the same place. 

I cannot wait for the next book. It hurts my heart to think that I’ve waited 3 year to get to the third book and have to wait another 3 to finally finish this series, but I’ll do what I have to do to get to the bottom of this epic tale. 



What do you think?

Movie Reviews: Dracula Untold

This review may be a ruse for me to share lots of close ups :)

I am not a fan of Dracula, I have no interest in the classic and don't want to read it, final. I watched Dracula Untold because it was the only other movie that looked good and boy was it good.

Welcome to Transylvania, a small kingdom forced into treaties with the Warring Turks in order to survive. The last king promised to send Transylvanian boys to serve in the Turkish army in exchange for their independence. Among those boys was Prince Vlad, the impaler. Raised among his enemies and trained as a killing machine he won many battles for the Turks. When he returns to his land he vows for peace but it’s not long until the Turks are back and they don’t want peace. How far will he go to protect his loved ones?

Vlad (Luke Evans) was serious eye candy, I loved his accent and his acting was amazing. The movie didn’t spend too much time on him and his wife’s relationship but you could see his love for her and their son. We all love to read and watch stories about the noble man who will go to any extent to protect their family. This is one of those movies and heck was it entertaining. I may have choked up by the end but it was that great.

I went in blind and am still blind, I don’t know if the story by Bram Stoker had anything to do with the Turkish (doubt it) but this one sure added a lot of that and I’m not complaining. Honestly, if you love a hero, a romance, with lots of action; try this one.



What do you think?

Tag - Book That Have Stayed With Me

This is easy! Done.

Kidding... Kind of :)

Thank you Ariella from Secrets of Words for tagging us! I can't wait to share with you guys some of the best books in history!

I'm one of those people who has a very strong memory of books. Sadly, this talent doesn't extend to textbooks so I'm not sure how useful it is for life but heck is it fun to reminisce of favourite books.

In order of when I read them. These books have effected my life and my tastes in books.

I cheated with only eight books (10 books tag), but each and everyone of these books hold a special place in my heart. 
  1. Harry Potter ignited my love for reading.
  2. Perfect Chemistry introduced me to YA romance.
  3. Fire blew my mind with the creativity and richness of Fantasy. 
  4. Last Sacrifice, was the book I pinned for the longest, it was my first fangirl experience. 
  5. The DUFF gave me a taste of brutal honesty and the beauty of friendship. 
  6. Eona brought back my love for Mulan and strong females. 
  7. Where She Went shattered by heart and then walked on it with spiky boots. 
  8. The Bronze Horseman reminded me of my love for travel, history and true love.
And now I tag:
... whomever wishes to do this tag. I love you all (really, I take such declarations seriously).



What do you think?