Alyssa Diane

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde - Amanda Brown The movie is awesome. Thankfully that's one good thing to come out of this...

Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars - Sara Shepard The plot is good but I can't force myself to suffer through the writing anymore.

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Speak: The Graphic Novel

Speak: The Graphic Novel - Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson I read the original book in high school and when I saw there was a graphic novel I wanted to check it out because nostalgia, but then I saw it was illustrated by Emily Carroll and I HAD to check it out 'cause I'm a huge fan of her original work. I related to this book in high school but I relate a lot more now. The only differences between the main character and I are our parents, grades in school, and the way IT happened. Neither of those mattering over everything else. Even if you don't relate you should read it. This and Speechless by Hannah Harrington are books I feel should be required or at least strongly recommended to all high schoolers.

The Roanoke Girls: A Novel

The Roanoke Girls: A Novel - Amy Engel Nothing to do with Roanoke, the lost colony in North Carolina like I thought (Roanoke is simply the family's last name) but it's a decent contemporary mystery. There are things that bothered me but not the things you'd think. It wasn't the drama that some people found too disturbing. I can and have dealt with worse. It was certain scenes that were blatantly misleading the story to a fantasy direction. I'm not usually a reviewer so I'm not gonna detail my issues 'cause I'm lazy. I'm mostly bothered about the name. I'm originally from N.C. so I got excited thinking I was gonna read about the lost colony. I was mad when I first finished reading but now I'm not 'cause it's not that bad which is why I edited this review. No hate, but no love. I just expected a fantasy-ish novel about the real lost colony. Maybe that's my fault for not researching the book too much, maybe it's the author's for borrowing that name and hinting within the book about magical feelings when there is no magic whatsoever in this book. Just shitty people and manipulation.

basically: meh.

Currently reading

Night's Child (Sweep, No. 15) by Cate Tiernan