Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Game of Thrones S7 E5 Review

Season 7 Episode 3


I didn’t mind this episode, it wasn’t as great as episode 4 by any mean, it was more like episode 1; a lot of information giving.

This is going to be a bit different from my previous reviews, as I do scene by scene of the complete episode. I won’t be doing it this time, but just talking about things I can remember. I’m in a lazy mood at the moment, sorry about that.

Before I start, where was Theon in this episode? Was he hiding from Jon Snow? I just needed more of them together, even if it’s hard words.

Jamie survives????? I don’t know how I truly feel about that, I want him dead because, c’mon, he was drowning…. But then again, who is going to kill Cersei?

Is Daenerys becoming her father? I know there are people who hate her, or starting to, or does this make me her dad as well? But in a way, I kind of think she should have done what she did. Do you think Cersei wouldn’t do the same in her situation? Look how quickly they bent the knee once she burnt the Tarly’s…and that family isn’t dead, there is still Sam remember.

When Drogon went up to Jon Snow, and let him touch him!!!!!!!! He is a Targaryen!!!!!

We also find out, which isn’t a surprise just a confirmation, that Jon Snow is not a bastard. If Sam Tarly would shut up and listen to Gilly, he would be able to tell Jon when (if) he sees him next.

So, Cersei is pregnant… At first, I oddly enough felt something for her and Jaime, until she tells him, “Don’t betray me again”.
Kill her Jaime, do it now!!

Is it me, or does anyone else think we (Daenerys) shouldn’t trust him 100%. They do say blood is thicker than water, and he might have “bent the knee” for her, but when it comes to it, can he kill Jaime if it meant serving his Queen?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it until he is finally killed off, I do not trust Baelish Creepy-Pants. Arya needs to kill him with that dagger.
I think he knew Arya is watching him, do you think he asked for that letter knowing she will find it. He wants Arya and Sansa to be at odds, he is good at making sisters despise each other……

Finally, we know where Gendry sailed off to….
And even though he is off with Jon Snow on a suicide mission (if you ask me), I wonder what his role is in this game. A bastard son of a king, he has adopted the hammer that his father did. There is always a reason for things in this show.

The ending was annoying, now I need to wait until next week to find out what happened to the suicide squad.
Go home Jon Snow, shit is brewing.

Hurry up week.

Overall, I rate this episode:

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Book Review ~ All That She Can See by Carrie Hope Fletcher


Carrie Hope Fletcher is a good writer, but I found this story to be boring. We will be in the present, then she will start talking about the past unnecessarily.
I just wanted things to start happening, and when I think it is, or something interesting is about to happen, we are back to boring.

It was a great concept, feelings as these monsters, other than that little bit of supernatural, it was a story about everyday life…

It could just be that I wasn’t in the mood for this type of book, so I might not like it now, doesn’t mean I won’t try it again at a later date.
It definitely made me hungry for cake, that’s for sure.

My star rating is:

Monday, 14 August 2017

Book Review ~ These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner


The last time I read These Broken Stars was just over three years ago. I liked it, I remember that, but I don’t remember a whole lot else.
So, what did I think of it now, absolutely loved it. I loved the plot, even though at times it felt a bit slow, the blossoming romance, and just the survival.

Lilac is an interesting character, you want to hate her, especially at the beginning, but she grows on you. You can understand the way she is, and in the end, she is a survivor.

Tarver is the same. You hate him at first, but he grows on you, not as much as Lilac, but you still want him to survive and live a happy life.

It’s not a love at first sight book, which is refreshing to read. But it is blossoming, even if at first, they want to rip each other’s throats out.

So happy I reread this book, and cannot wait to read the rest of the books in the series.

My star rating is:

Friday, 11 August 2017

Book Review ~ The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss


Loved this book, why did it take me so long to read it?...
The problem I have at the moment is reviewing it. It’s sooooooo long, and I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone. I can talk about the first thirty pages, but anything after that, would be major spoiler alert.
So even though this book is 662 pages, small words, my review is only going to be short.

For me, this story was a mix of Robin Hobb and Harry Potter. Read it, and you will see what I’m talking about.

I loved hearing about Kvothe’s story, the first part anyway. I really want to talk about it, but of course, I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t read it yet. If you have read it, we need to talk!!
He isn’t your typical hero, he can be cocky most of the time, and is a big know it all, but there was something about him that kept me at the edge of my, cheering him on. Maybe it’s the red hair?...

I cannot wait to read book two, The Wise Man’s Fear, but I don’t know how I’m going to wait for book three, Doors of Stone. I can understand why it is taking forever, you want to write the best, but it will still kill me.

My star rating is:

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Game of Thrones S7 E4 Review

Season 7 Episode 3


Bran, Sansa and Arya are all together again. About bloody time. I think I’ve been waiting for this more than anything else on this show.
Now, I know a lot of people aren’t liking Bran at the moment, but in a way, I can understand the way he is acting. He has seen a lot of things, he knows too much. Maybe because of that, it has changed him, traumatised him in a way. I don’t know, I hope it will be all explained later.

There is also a reason why Bran gave Arya the dagger, ugh, what does he know.

Jon Snow and Daenerys in a cave… Of course, I wasn’t thinking anything was going to happen, but c’mon.
Even though now she knows the white walkers are real, and a real threat, she still wants Jon to bend the knee. And I’m mixed up here, does she go and help Jon first destroy the white walkers, lose a few men and then fight Cersei. Or, fight Cersei first, lose a few men and then fight the white walkers… You also don’t need your allies to bend the knee. Win, then ask them to do it.

I loved the fight training scene with Arya, Brienne, and Podrick. It just shows again that Arya isn’t the typical female Sansa is. No offence Sansa, but you know what I mean.

Speaking of Sansa, I wonder what was going on through her head when she was watching it with Baelish Creepy-Pants.

Can I mention Davos…fewer. I know what you did there.

I didn’t think there was enough of a scene between Jon and Theon, hopefully later on they can talk about what happened. Theon is no longer the cocky bastard he was back in season one, a lot has changed.

Now for the best scene so far this season, Dothraki and Drogon fighting against the Lannister army. That build up was amazing. I was biting my nails throughout that scene, I no longer have finger nails…
Watching the Dothraki in action, you can appreciate how good they are, and this just showed all that and more. They definitely know how to ride a horse.

I was happy Daenerys was in the middle of it, well technically on the back of Drogon, but it showed that if you want something done right, do it yourself.

What killed me was that massive crossbow, talk about edge of your seat, so happy it was only a flesh wound… well it better only be a flesh wound.
Is Jamie dead? In one way I hope he is, that’s what happens when you side with the “bad guys”, but my first thought was, “But who is going to kill Cersei”. Not sure what made me think of that, but I feel like the Kingkiller can turn into the Queenkiller…

It was great to finally see a dragon in action. I hope we get to see more of this, without any of them dying, of course.

Bring on the next episode, hopefully it’s as perfect as this one.

Overall, I rate this episode:

Friday, 4 August 2017

The Reading Quest

I know I’m going to murder describing what this readathon entails. So, if you want to know what this reading challenge is about, go to Read at Midnight. All details are there.

But basically, it’s a reading challenge that is like playing a video game…see, I’m terrible at describing things.
You can pick a character, then follow their trail from the Quest Board (see pictures below).

After a lot of thinking, I’ve decided to start on the Knight and hopefully work my way around the board, and if I'm feeling really lucky, also the blocks inside as well.

This readathon begins on Sunday 13th August to Sunday 10th September.
I’m not going to be doing a TBR pile, because knowing me, I’ll probably change it. But if you want to follow me along, I will be posting updates on my blog and on my Instagram account.

Cannot wait to start this reading challenge, it sounds like fun. Don’t forget, if you want to join as well, you have until Sunday 13th August.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Game of Thrones S7 E3 Review

Season 7 Episode 3

It was a mixture of happy, sad and disappointment.

Let me get the bad stuff out the way before I talk about the good.
There is a point, especially this far into the series, where we are just tired of the “bad guys” winning. And with all the shit that is going on in the real world, we want to escape. I’m tired of Cersei getting the upper-hand, and now there are so many of Daenerys’ allies have either died or trapped.
The hardest part to watch, when the Lannisters invaded Highgarden. It was a nail in the coffin of the House Tyrell, they are no more. And even though Olenna is dead, she went out with a bang. Love how she got the final word, and what final words they were.

I still don’t trust Sansa, I feel like she is up to something, her and Baelish Creepy-Pants. But it was definitely nice to finally see Bran back in Winterfell, slowly the band is getting back together.
It also got me thinking, does Sansa want Bran as King in the north because she doesn’t like Jon? Or is she wondering if she has more competition?

The friendship between Jorah and Sam. Was so happy that Sam cured Jorah, no matter how disgusting it was. The funniest was Sam’s punishment/praise.

Now to what I think everyone has been waiting for since this show and books started; Daenerys and Jon finally meeting face to face. There was definitely a lot of tension, and no, I don’t mean sexual tension, because I know a lot of people who want that to happen. It was like two young powerful people sizing each other up.
They need to stop judging each other on who their fathers were, and judge on their own merits. I just hope, if they do join forces, now more so after Cersei has been winning, they can defeat her and the White Walkers.
Looks like we just have to be patient and wait.

Overall, I rate this episode: