Posted in Book Review, Snow ramblings

Listen…

Yes! it is I. The myth that is Snow has come back! I have returned to the land of the blogger.

Image result for I have returned gif

Listen…

Image result for gif throw paper balls

I realize that I have been somewhat inactive.

Image result for gif throw paper balls

Alright, Very inactive. Tough crowd.

I was overwhelmed with studies.

I was challenged to create an abstractive summary for the studying of computers. And yes it was an ogre of a task. However, it did not best me in the duel. We both came out on top with no more insults left to throw at the other.

Now I am back again ready to review. If you have any books to suggest for me to read I am open to you noble gents and ladies, unicorns and other magical creatures. My shelves gather dust in the sound of silence.

I am currently reading the throne of glass series and I know I have not reviewed any of these books in the series but if you will have me I will review the Heir of Fire. The review will come swiftly upon its noble steed.

Image result

See you soon!

Sincerely

Snow

Posted in Book Review, Snow ramblings

It is I, Snow.

Good morrow fair people of the internet.

It is not that I have disappeared nor the lack of reading that hinders me from posting reviews.

It is something far more drastic than that. I suffer from procrastination.

 

true story.gif

 

 

Even though the review is typed out and all that has to be done is a simple copy and paste, into the portal that is this website. I find myself wandering into different realms, such as YouTube the land of never return.

lost.jpeg

Twitter the land of never satisfied.

wrong.png

Tumblr the land of the lost wonderland.

bunny.gif

 

However, after all my travels I have come back yet again. With many stories, maybe even more stories, than you might care to listen to. I ask that you stay with me as I prove to you I am worthy of your attention. That the stories I tell are ones you have not heard before. Prepare yourselves for Snow is on a mission.

I will post one post a week even if it’s me posting about the lack of a post. My flame for reviewing has been reignited. Join me in my travels.

Sincerely Snow

 

 

Buy me a Coffee if you feel like it.

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

Posted in Book Review, netgalley, Snow ramblings

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson

32737635

Pages: 288
Source: NetGalley
Genre:  Teens & YA,Literary Fiction
Rating: 3 stars

I would like to say thank you to Random house publishing group for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Plot:

In an idyllic community of wealthy California families, new teacher Molly Nicoll becomes intrigued by the hidden lives of her privileged students. Unknown to Molly, a middle school tragedy in which they were all complicit continues to reverberate for her kids: Nick, the brilliant scam artist; Emma, the gifted dancer and party girl; Dave, the B student who strives to meet his parents expectations; Calista, the hippie outcast who hides her intelligence for reasons of her own. Theirs is a world in which every action may become public postable, shareable, indelible. With the rare talent that transforms teenage dramas into compelling and urgent fiction, Lindsey Lee Johnson makes vivid a modern adolescence lived in the gleam of the virtual, but rich with the sorrow, passion, and beauty of life in any time, and at any age.

 

My experience:

The story is told through different perspectives of different people. These are people you are most likely to walk into at a school. The prom queen, the bully, the outcast, and the teacher. You walk through all the different footsteps and take a look through the different pairs of eyes but it tells one story. At first it looks as if it is just short stories taken from each character but as you continue you realise how all the different walks leads to one path.

the-path

A metaphor for this book:

I compare this book to flash cards. I remember as a kid the teacher would take new words and have one word on a white flash card. The whole class would read the word in a chorus. Even though it was one word it meant something different to everybody in that moment. When read out loud it was being pronounced differently by each child and it was being processed by the brain in a unique way. That’s what I feel this book achieved. It shows you everyday lives but shows different shadows in each character. It shows you the importance of how life is processed differently by everybody. Somebody isn’t just a bully and then that’s all they are. There is always something more and deeper to someone then what the first glance tells you.

What I liked about this book:

I loved how it was able to make each character truly different. When the chapter changes, it didn’t have to tell me I was being introduced to a new character. I knew it. I knew by the new tone and dialect.

What I didn’t like about this book:

I didn’t like the ending. It seemed rather unremarkable as if the book could still be secretly continuing somewhere and the real ending was hidden. Maybe that’s just because it’s a Literacy fiction and not a young adult novel? I wonder…

 

Image result for anime thinking gif

Quotes I loved in this book:

“But the beauty was foreign to her.  She wore it like expensive jewelry she knew was dangerous to own”

 

“Her face was a question she considered daily, widening her eyes in the mirror on the inside of her locker, sucking the flesh of her cheeks between her.”

 

Rating:

3 dangerous snowflakes.

snowflake_edit_fullsnowflake_edit_fullsnowflake_edit_full

 

Sincerely,

Snow.

 

Posted in Book Review, netgalley, Snow ramblings, YA

Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

24033058
Title: Glitter
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: Random House Children’s
Pages: 380
Source: NetGalley
Genre:  Teens & YA
Rating: 2 stars

I would like to say thank you to Random House Children’s for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Deep breath.

Count to 10.

Don’t say anything if you can’t say something n… nope can’t do it I can’t do it.

This book was absolutely ridiculous.

Me while reading this book

tumblr_mx9iylKa131qe2ha5o1_500.gif

Me when I finished this book:

Annie-annie-edison-29188745-500-282.gif

giphy (13).gif

raw.gif

This was me when I realised it was 380 pages.

tenor.gif

It’s kind of hard to start.

My Experience:

It’s set in the far future but the people pretend they are living in the 20th century.

It’s about a girl who is forced against her will to marry an evil king. However, to escape she becomes a drug dealer because you know, that’s the easiest way to make money.And the the best plan she could come up with.

 Also bonus! She is not going to tell anybody she is selling drugs to them. A nice surprise to save for later when she is no longer there. So  lucky for her she won’t witness the devastating affects of her super awesome plan.*

*-Sarcasm Font-

  That’s all I can say without spoiling anything if you dare still read this after you finish my review.

Snow’s Metaphor:

It just kept getting worse. It was like one of those babushka dolls. You think you have seen it all and it has hit its lowest point then only to realise there is another doll inside that doll. And in that doll, there is another doll. It just kept getting worse.

What I liked:

I liked the beginning. The beginning was when I was a naive reader. When I thought this was going to be a good story. When I still had hopes and dreams.

Also the cover is bad-ass.

What I did not like:

How long do you have?

The main character was infuriating. She had no solid excuse for what she did. She kept grabbing at invisible straws to justify her actions but none of it made sense.

The love story happens over night. One minute they are talking the next second they are in love. I didn’t even have time to get coffee it just happened.

The characters were very confusing. I could hardly keep track of who was who and who was her friends.

The fact they were pretending to live in the 20th century made no sense.

The thing I liked the least was the ending. The ending just made me angry. It leaves you in the middle of a what just hap…..That’s how it ends. No explanations no excuses. It just ends.

Rating

2 bowing snowflakes

snowflake_edit_fullsnowflake_edit_full

Posted in Snow ramblings

Now before you yell at me…

Snow: Now before you yell at me…

giphy (11).gif

Reader: Why would I be yelling at you.

tumblr_lt4wujtcu81qfglmb.gif

Snow:  Wait you didn’t notice?

Reader: Notice what?

Snow: Okay well then let’s continue! So rec..

Reader: Oh you mean the fact that you have not posted anything in 3 weeks.

giphy.gif

Snow:  … aah so you did notice.

Reader:

giphy (6).gif

Snow: What are you doing?

Reader: Don’t ask questions!

Snow: Okay I’m sorry I ..

Reader:

giphy (10).gif

Snow:

giphy (9).gif

Reader:

You left me alone:

 giphy (2).gif

Snow:

giphy-5

Reader and Snow:

giphy (12).gif

So the reason why I have not been posting is because well, I’ve been reading.

No seriously. I kinda overbooked myself for October. I have 9 books due this month. I am at 4 /9.

I will not give up. I will get this done. So you have many reviews that will come soon I just need to get through the books.

While also ruling a network for a group of trolls. Trolls are not the easiest creatures to work on a network let me tell you. Sure they are smart and they know where to go or what to do. They just won’t tell you cause it’s more fun to make you think they don’t know.

Anyway that’s the only time I had to break away. I will see you soon readers of the human realm and others. Snow will prevail. Don’t you fear.

Snow will prevail. Don’t you fear.

Sincerely

Snow

Posted in 5 stars, Comics & Manga, Snow ramblings

When you realise you don’t have a book review.

When you realise it’s Wednesday and you don’t have a review for a book.

tumblr_m74qjiH4l31qm1oae.gif

However, then you are Snow and you realize you have a comic review!

tumblr_inline_nt75swwdde1rvji16_500

So  this is going to be in a very random format. No rules. No boundaries. Let’s do this.

How did I get my hands on this comic?

Simple. I requested it on Edelweiss and typed out please 50 times. I think my message looked something like this:

“Please , please , please , please , please , please , please , please. I need this. Today is my birthday [It actually was. Don’t judge me.] can I please read this. When I was a child all the girls around me played doll or other games. I was pretending to be a ninja turtle with my brothers yelling kalabunga.”

Now dragons , elves ,trolls , humans , cats and other beings. It is time to reveal.

What made me this desperate to read?

Enthusiastic Drumrole.

tumblr_lqt3kxpjoz1r0gfsio1_400

The comic was:

9781401262785_227a1

Name : Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1

Author : James Tynion

Pages: 176 beautiful pages.

TMNT meets Batman!?!?!?!?!??!?!

Honestly, who does not get excited about this.

The phases I went through:

  1. 1. This is not real life this is not real.

1xLz7

2. I am reading about the turtles and batman. I’m reading about the turtles and batman. NOBODY PANICK. NOBODY PANICK!!!!!!!!

Patrick-Spongebob-Freak-Out-Run-In-Circles

3. This is so perfect how will I ever get over this.

screaming

My actual review:

Oh my crud.

I loved every single frame and every single second while this lasted.

I will quote Don to express how I feel about this comic.

“Is this what love feels like because I think this is what love feels like.” – Donatello

This was just perfection. There was suspense, twists, and character development. I never thought that I would see the day that Raph cared so much about somebody other than his family(Baphael for life). The fanboy Mikey was around batman is the fangirl I was throughout the duration this comic lasted(Maybe an hour). I will be looking out to buy this comic I need to have this on my shelf and show every single person even those who do not like comics.
Baphael bromance merchandise needs to be made now.

This was like swimming in nostalgia and like reuniting with old friends. It was perfect. It felt right. It felt like I was home.

5 Snowflakes. Obviously.

*  * * * *

Sincerely

Snow

Posted in Book Review, interview, Snow ramblings, YA

Something about an award.

the-liebster-award

Now. Something you might not know. I love awards.

No, you don’t understand. I fight for them.

Once I helped my friend Willow, the forest elf, plan her birthday party. It was her 216th birthday (It’s a pretty big deal).

It took one whole week, one molting phoenix and I had to catch a rabbit that drank too much troll juice. It was exhausting and the only reason I did it, because one get’s an award if one helps with the planning of the 216th birthday of an elf. (Also for the 500th but that’s at least still a few years away.)

What can I say somewhere in my roots I must have some crow. I like shiny things.

612527.jpg

So after I was gathering some ideas in the dream valley, I returned to my cave to see some posts in my mail box. I had two nominations for an award.

I dropped my ideas and hastened inside greedy to learn more.

Now here I am, ready. I asked my friend Nancy to help out. Nancy will be asking me questions I need to answer and write down my exact response. Since I will keep changing my answer if I tried to write it down. Nancy is an owl. She has a very good memory.So I won’t have to repeat myself.  Nancy will be handling the rules and official notes that I tent to skip.

     Where the actual post about awards begin.

Thank you  @bookhuntress for nominating Snow for the Liebster award. She is very exited, happy, picky about the words that I use honored. Make sure to go look at their blog!

11 facts about Snow

I love music. Everyday I will go through every realm and find the latest songs. I listen to music of all languages. I will be bopping my head to some Portuguese rap with no idea what they are saying but I will like it. I will like it fondly.

I have many obsessions. If I like something I obsess over it. For example a person. I will first go and read up where they came from, I will go watch interviews , I will go look at connections net value. I steal strategically collect information from the mermaids.

If people look at life by sitting safely on clouds than I see life as if through a raindrop. I look at it in wonder sometimes fear but always from a different place and always putting myself in the middle of it.

I get distracted very easily. The person who interrupts me the most is myself.

One of my favourite musicians is Zayn.

I am having trouble thinking of 11 facts about Snow. I think one should be enough. Sigh.

Oh! I have one! I love Roald Dahl. I’m planning on doing a full post on this later. My love for Roald Dahl is very deep and very loyal.

I am obsessed with Coca-Cola. I’m still trying to find out a way to get them to stock it here. I have to keep going to the human realm to get the coke but I stock up on like 20 bottles a month.

Almost there I can do this… I write poetry. I have a place where I post this poetry. If you would like to see it I might post it on here. I tend to have deep thoughts I visit many realms my thoughts are peculiar.

Snow likes to talk about herself in third person. Yes, yes I do.

Questions for Snow

1. Why do you read books?

I just never got into reading stars.

2. What is your top 5 favorite books?

Too vague. Are you referring to the human realm , my realm other places where you might call it a book but it has 3 different names for the word book. I suppose I can just say that I have seasons. So I will have a book of the month. A book of the season. A book of the hour. If I were to give you my top 5 you would be here still tomorrow.

3. Give 3 least liked books and why you chose them?

I would.I would. However then I would have to admit I actually read those pieces of recycled troll droppings. Snow would rather not admit that she read those.

4. Do you drink or eat some foods while reading?

*Munches while answering these questions* I always eat and drink.

5. What is your favorite song?

The same answer as number 2. However I will tell you my favourite song of this hour.  Save Tonight by ZAYDE WOLF

6. When did you start your blog?

Technically in 2011. When did I continue the art of huddling in my cave and writing down my thoughts? About the beginning of this year.

7. What is the title of the book you last bought?

Me before you.

8. If you were a character from a book, who would you be?

What are you talking about I am a character from a book. Oh fine, I will be Fawkes from Harry Potter. He is always such a pleasant problematic little phoenix. Unlike the ones I have met.

9. Where do you buy your books?

Bargain Books is my favourite portal.

10. If you have a chance to visit a place in a story you’ve read, where will you go?

Will you be jealous if I told you I have friends that allow me to have such dreams.To truly live in the worlds that I read about…hmmm. I suppose Narnia has impressed me the most.

11. Do you play any sports? If yes, what sport is it?

No. I do not sport.

Snow’s questions for you

  1. Describe yourself using words that start with each letter in your name.
  2. Do you prefer a forest, the mountains or the ocean?
  3. What is more important for you being perceived as kind, intelligent, creative, original , powerful or mysterious?
  4. List a few songs that describes situations that you have been in. Songs that would have been playing in the background if your experiences were trailers.
  5. What have books done for you?
  6. If you could have a character of any book join you for a day in your life who would you choose?
  7. What is the first book you can remember reading.
  8. What is your favourite mythical creature?
  9. Name a song that would go with a book as a book blurb.

If you answer yes, no or one word answers… I will frown upon your answers.

Motivate yourself. Let me read you.

Do you think my questions are too intrusive or can you handle it?

I tag the following people for this award:

The one that hail from Fiction @fictionophile

The kitty from the cat realm @suekooky

The one that is wonderless  @wonderlessreview

If you love my questions (I don’t blame you. Snow thinks of amazing questions.) and you have NOT been tagged by me, feel free to comment your answers or blog a post answering these questions. Tag me I’ll feature the best answers next week. 

Sincerely

Snow

#SnowyQuestions

 

936055-anime-manga-anime-scenery-by-billiepannka-backgrounds-in-high-quality.jpg

 

 

 

 

Posted in Snow ramblings, Uncategorized

What the shelf?

Hello, humans, dragons, elves, and all folk that I do not have time to list but still love. Today is a glorious day. As I was sitting in a tree listening to the laughter of a stream below, I thought to myself: “Snow we should give the world a glimpse of all the books that we have recently acquired” So that is what I am doing today.

I Snow, am quite proud of the collection I have built up. It took many wandering journeys and I had to fight with a wizard to open a portal for me. It was worth it.

It was glorious, dear reader. The bargains I found! I searched through every nook and cranny, for those trolls like to hide the books where one can not find them. A troll is no match for Snow, however. I also received some of these books as gifts or I received some magic paper that grants free books (Book vouchers).

Here are the books I have bought this year. Some I have read some I have not. Some of these already have reviews, that will be posted soon.

 

IMG_20160526_145432.jpg

 

WIN_20160423_15_25_59_Pro.jpg

 

20160617_200323

 

This one I received yesterday from a piece of paper that grants free books.

(I refused to buy the book with a cinematic cover so they had to order a different edition for me. Cinematic covers for who? Not Snow.)

 

f573983e-8ef4-4194-bb58-ab0efe64137a

 

I hope you had fun reading this. I am off now, talk soon!

 

~ Sincerely Snow

snowflake_edit_full

 

Posted in Book Review, Snow ramblings, Uncategorized

Yes I know, I’m late.

I know.

I know.

There was a bear and my cave was infiltrated. An elf took me out on a mission to recover some groceries from the frozen mall.

I had some scrolls that were due and time decided to change the numbers around so here I am with empty hands.

 

This was me realizing it’s Wednesday and I don’t have a review.

859df4f44543b7ff94993637eabfee2b.jpg

You see the problem is, I have so many books on my shelf right now, I’m reading all of them at once. Which means instead of reading one, finishing it and writing a review I’m in the middle of all of them.

However have no fear my snow-folk. Dragons, elves, women and men. Soon you will get reviews from me. Not just one but two! I don’t want to give specific dates here because as you can see my planning is not the best at this point in time. You never know if a bear is going to come into my cave and trap me or some bat comes and steal my lamp. I Snow, have many challenges and distractions in this land of procrastination.

I know you are probably going like this :

giphy-1

#unimpressed

 

Don’t do it. Snow will be back soon with more reviews and maybe some interviews. You never know.

Have faith in the Snow.

I appreciate all of my readers. Comment any books that I should check out that you have enjoyed recently. Don’t be shy talk to me.

I won’t give you frostbite.

 

~ Sincerely Snow