Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters Who X

"Top Ten Tuesday" is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This is my first Top Ten Tuesday but it's something I've been wanting to do for ages after stalking everyone else's lists. For this one, I decided to go with "Top Ten Characters Who I'd Want By My Side In The Event of A Zombie Apocalypse" (ha wordy, I know). It's going to be tough because I want to choose characters that will genuinely help me and who I want to help too but what if I love them so much that I'd make stupid decisions for their sake? Or what if they have to be sacrificed? Or what if they sacrifice themselves? (ಠ益ಠ) Let the struggle begin:
  1. Kenji Kishimoto // Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: Argh I feel so cruel already but you need a guy like Kenji at all times. He can keep a cool head even if there are bombs exploding all around him or even if he's separated from the rest of his teammates. Plus, he really knows how to break the tension with his no-holding-back humor.
  2. Penryn Young // Angelfall by Susan Ee: Dang, this girl is resourceful! It helps that she's already been through an apocalypse herself but looking after a disabled sister and a somewhat insane mother as she navigates gang-ridden streets? Truly, Penryn-dono has mastered the art of survival.
  3. Linh Cinder // Cinder by Marissa Meyer: This one's kinda obvious because no shit, you need a skilled mechanic in an apocalypse but the thing is, Cinder is also the "mom" figure of her crew what with her being practical but empathetic towards all her "children". She is their go-to person in the darkest moments and although that pressure is hard for her to carry, she still crack her knuckles and does it like a boss mom.
  4. Daenerys Targaryen // A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin: Well, we need her and her dragons because if there's one thing Jon Snow has ever known, it's that fire burns zombies and who else is the most fiery being in the entire fictional world?
  5. Magnus Bane // City of Bones by Cassandra Clare: Okay, so it sucks that Magnus already has to be a lackey for "Team Good" but he does it in style, man, and when everything in life becomes nothing but bone and gore, a little sparkly shine would be majorly uplifting.
  6. Edilio Escobar // Gone by Michael Grant: I have an infinite amount of respect for Edilio Escobar. He's the kind of guy who will bury the fallen if he has the time but he's not so idealistic that he won't pick up a gun and shoot when he needs to. Honestly, Edilio will never get enough of the respect that he deserves.
  7. Annabeth Chase // The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan: Strategist #1, who can escape the clutches of her biggest fears despite having a broken leg and no one to help. Also, there was that time when she escaped the very pits of hell so yeah, Annabeth is a no-brainer.
  8. Levi // Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama: Although him being a neat-freak might be problematic, Levi treats his fellow humans as his first priority and isn't afraid to touch a bleeding soldier to comfort them in their last moments. That kinda thing, beating your own OCD to comfort someone, is a very important thing to have when shit hits the fan. Plus, Levi isn't called a "one-man army" for nothing.
  9. Connor Cobalt // Addicted To You by Krista & Becca Ritchie: He hails from a genre that is the complete opposite of a zombie apocalypse but I don't doubt for a second that Connor can survive just as well as anyone else. Heck, he would probably survive longer just to prove that he can because he's addicted to challenges. Or more like, he's addicted to winning.
  10. L // Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba: Strategist #2 because even though he's ultimately on the side of justice, he isn't afraid to dabble in deceiving ways to reach his final goal. That can be great but it can also be scary whether you're on his team or not. But, hey at the end of the day, it's all about survival, right?
That's the end of my weird list but I'm really looking forward to doing more of these Top Ten Tuesdays because I'm such a listomaniac ~ Who do you guys think make the best zombie apocalypse teammates?

Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cress
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre(s): Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Date Read: March 19, 2015
Buy This Book: Amazon | Book Depository
My Rating:  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

Monday, 27 April 2015

And So It Begins...

Hey, procrastinating passerby!

My name's Ju and I'm an 18 year old opinionated girl that gets emotionally attached to everything from my toothbrush to a dead cat rotting in the middle of a road. Lol, just kidding...I think. (⊙‿⊙✿)

Three things that you should probably know about me:
  1. I read anything from hotel shampoo ingredients to Don Quixote. Seriously, my tastes are so varied, I don't even know what they are anymore.
  2. I have a huge obsession with anime because its absurdity makes me smile no matter how crappy my day is.
  3. I'm very bad at small talk but if you came up to me and asked me something like "is the sexual objectification versus sexual freedom argument unnecessarily over-complicated?" then I'll easily talk to you for a long time. I don't know why I'm like this but my brain just blanks when people ask me stuff like "Whassup, how was your day?"
Anyways, I've finally decided to make a blog because I wanted a way to express all of my passions but not just to friends/relatives who unintentionally looked the other way whenever I go on my spiels. I also might have made this blog to be a gushy fan in my own little corner of the internet, heh.

So what can you expect from this site? Well, I'll be posting the good ol' book reviews but also character spotlights, Top Ten Tuesdays, random lists about life (because I adore lists), bookish discussions and my very own "Anime Alcove" feature, where the otaku in me pops out. Another thing to look out for is a review rampage for the next couple of days since I'll be transferring my coherent Goodreads reviews to this blog!

Also note that I don't intend for this to be a formal place because I'm a really goofy person at heart. There will frequent use of slang, GIF's, caps-lock and fandom-speak. I'd love to chat about anything and check out your blog too so don't be afraid to drop a comment on your way out.

For now, here's to yet another reason to spend time on the internet (ノ◠‿◠)ノ*:・゚✧