Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Snark Fest: Thoughts on the Delirium Pilot

Hello, everyone! I know that I've been mostly MIA this year and I'm having a hard time balancing my schedule but I have to take time to react to this one. I know you're wondering what made me go out of my cave, so I'll cut the chase.

(photo credit: Epic Reads)

Last June 20, the Delirium pilot was released in Hulu. But unfortunately, it's only available for those who are from the US. Harsh, right? Fortunately for us, it was also uploaded on Youtube. For those of you who don't know (why, I don't want to know), this TV series was based on Lauren Oliver's Delirium trilogy. And just for everyone's knowledge, I loved the books (except the last one). Before it was rejected by FOX, I already had some issues about it (i.e., Julian being present and being paired with Hana). Looking back, I should have read that article before watching the show because most of my snarks were because of what was mentioned there, but what's done is done.

Below is my blow-by-blow reactions while watching Delirium Pilot. Spoilers ahead so read at your own risk. If you haven't read the book, you will be spoiled. If you haven't watched the pilot, you will be spoiled.. But I think it could also help if you're not sure if you want to watch it or not.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Blog Tour: The Polaris Uprising (Review + Giveaway)

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The Polaris Uprising (Polaris, #1)
Title: The Polaris Uprising (Polaris #1)
Author: Jennifer Ibarra
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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No citizen shall be left behind.

Life in Neress is simple. For nearly four decades, people have known exactly what’s expected of them. Obey the rules, follow the path that’s been laid out, and everything will be provided for: food, shelter, education, safety. No need goes unmet.

But the cost is steep: you lose all rights to make your own choices in life.

In seven years, eighteen-year-old Ryla Jensen will come of age and take over for her father as president of this idyllic nation. Groomed since childhood to take on a role she’s not even sure she wants, Ryla’s only escape from the pressures of duty is her sister, Alanna. But when her eyes are finally opened to the oppressive regime her father built, she begins to question everything she’s set to inherit—and finds herself at odds with her sister’s blind allegiance to their father.

Torn between loyalty to her family and the fight for freedom, Ryla must decide just how far she’s willing to go to make a stand and risk losing the person she loves most in the world: Alanna.

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Cancer has touched all of us in one way or another. Those who have read THE POLARIS UPRISING will know that I dedicated it to my dear friend, Brittanie, whom we lost to Stage IV ovarian cancer in 2010. She was only 26 years old. In her memory, I am pledging to donate $1 out of every sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society from now until October 6--the day she was diagnosed with the disease that took her life. Every donation up to $2,000 will be matched by my employer, so your generosity will be doubled! Thank you in advance for helping me in this special cause.