Percy Jackson and the Olympians teaser trailer released a couple of weeks ago, and even though I’m a bit late with it(is anyone surprised?), I wanted to share it!
I was honestly surprised that we got a teaser so soon. They’re still currently filming so I really thought we would only get a very short glimpse or maybe some stills. But NO! We got a whole 50 second plus teaser!!! WHAT??? Just from this teaser, I’m already SO EXCITED for this show. I have high expectations, which may or may not be a good thing. Either way I’m very excited for a full trailer to be released!
Are you excited for the show? What did you think of the teaser?
Fall tv is back so I thought I’d share some of the new and returning shows that I plan to watch, or check out!
Returning show I want to watch:
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit– One of my all time favorite shows that are still on the air. I’m very excited for the new season!
Law and Order: Organized Crime– Another one I will definitely be watching as it airs! I always enjoy Thursday night tv just for this and SVU!
The Walking Dead– I recently got caught up with the final season so I can watch the final eight episodes as they air! I’m really excited to see how they end this show. It’s sad that The Walking Dead is coming to end, but at the same time, they’re a lot of spin offs announced, so it won’t be completely the end.
New shows I want to check out:
Quantum Leap– This is a revival series, and although I never watched the original show, this looks interesting and I definitely want to check it out.
The Winchesters– Supernatural is one of my absolute favorite tv shows so I have to check out The Winchesters and see how it goes. I need to show my support! I’m hoping I enjoy it, but who knows. I want to give it a chance though.
Rings of Power– Okay, this show is already airing, but I have yet to watch it. I need to check it out asap!
Vampire Academy– A new vampire show! I have to say, I always enjoy a good vampire show. It seems like it’ll be good and just something fun to watch!
Those are the shows I plan to watch or want to check out! What fall shows are you planning to watch of check out?
My birthday was on the ninth of September and of course I got some books! So I thought I’d share them with you! You can click the book title to go to the goodreads page if you’re interested in knowing anything about these books!
When I first read these books, I borrowed them from the library. I absolutely fell in LOVE with them and knew that I have to have my own copies. So I bought myself volume 1, and my best friend got me volume 4 because they’re amazing!
This is the fourth book in the Vampire Academy series. I plan to do a binge read of this series sometime soon, and this is the only book I didn’t own. I read the first three books awhile ago, but never continued on despite that fact that I enjoyed them. I don’t remember much though, so I definitely need to reread the first three!
I have never read anything by this author, but I’ve heard nothing but complete rave about this book, so when I saw it on ebook for only $1.99 I knew this was my chance to see what all the hype is about for it. I heard it’s a very dark, but great read. And they recommend checking the trigger warnings beforehand, so that was what I did.
And those are the books I bought/recieved for my birthday! What books have you bought/recieved lately?
I randomly came across this tag over at loisreadsbooks and thought it would be a fun one! So here we go!
Would you rather only read trilogies or only read standalones?
Trilogies! I love being with a story, the world, and characters for a while. So I definitley prefer trilogies!
Would you rather shop at Waterstones or Amazon?
I’ve never been to a Waterstones mainly because we don’t have one. So I’m just going to assume it could also be any bookstore, and of course I’d choose a bookstore. There’s just something about browsing the shelves that makes me happy!
Would you rather books were made into TV shows or movies?
TV Shows! I prefer tv to movies as it is. I love when books are adapted into shows, because I feel like you get more time with the story and characters. However, I know some adaptations fit better as movies, but I definitely prefer shows.
Would you rather read only 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?
Definitely 5 books per week. I don’t think I could just read 5 pages a day.
Would you rather be a professional author or reviewer?
Reviewer! Even though I struggle with writing reviews, I don’t think I could ever write a story. I wish I could, but no. I would definitely be better at reviewing all the amazing stories others create!
Would you rather be a librarian or a bookseller?
Oh this is interesting. Probably a librarian. No reason other than I just think I’d prefer it more.
Would you rather read only your favourite genre, or everyother genre but your favourite?
Oh this is difficult…let’s see…favorite genre? Every other genre but my favorite? UGHHH…I’m struggling with this one. I think I’d have to go with read only my favorite genre??? Maybe…GAHHHH this is hard. Okay, yeah, I’m going to stick with read only my favorite genre. Final answer.
Would you rather only read e-books or physical books?
See, if you asked me this years ago, it would without a doubt have been physical books. But now, shockingly, I’d have to go with e-books. And only for the convience. You just can’t beat it…Oh wow… I honesly can’t believe I said e-books. I’m surprised myself!
And that’s it for the tag! What about you? What would your answers be?
Book one in The Heroes of Olympus series. This book was such a surprise! I mean I knew I would enjoy it, but I didn’t think I would love it as much as I did. I had the best time reading this. Unlike in Percy Jackson and the Olympians where we are reading from the perspective of Percy Jackson. In this book we follow three new demi gods and three perspectives: Jason, Leo, and Piper. I loved all three of these characters, however my absolute favorite was Leo. I mean how can you not love him. He’s absolutely adorable and so much fun to read from. The adventure we follow was a lot of fun, but also intense. We get the same feeling that we had from Percy Jackson and the Olympians, but it’s also more intense and darker, and you can definitely feel that when reading it.
My Rating- 5 out of 5
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
After finishing The Lost Hero, I just had to continue on. While I still loved this book, I didn’t love it quite as much as The Lost Hero. I think it may have to do with the first half kind of feeling a bit slower. In this book we’re reunited with Percy(YAY!!!!), as well as introduced to two new characters: Frank and Hazel. I was so excited to be reading from Percy’s perspective again. Oh how I missed him. Frank and Hazel are fun characters. I especially loved Hazel’s backstory. We’re also introduced to Camp Jupiter, the roman camp. Going into this book we already know what’s happened and what’s going on, so we’re waiting for our characters to figure it out, which kind of made the book a bit slower in the beginning for me. About halfway through was when I was absolutely invested. Once the second half it, I couldn’t put the book down. Despite it being a bit slow in the beginning, it’s still a fantastic book.
My Rating- 4.6 out of 5
Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa
I decided to read something different after The Son of Neptune(I just needed a small break). I picked up this book and found it was a good choice. This book follows Julian Luna(Jules) and Mat after a long distance relationship begins that starts over Twitter. We follow the ups and the downs of this relatinoship, but also what’s going on in Jules home and school life. The absolute best thing about this book are the characters. The characters and the relationships that they have are amazing. You can truely feel the love that they have for one another, whether it’s friendship, family, or romantic. However, this does not just deal with just romance. It also deals with very intense topics which he mentions in his author note. By the way, that’s another thing I loved. The author begins his book with the authors note addressing what this book deals with and to make sure that you are in the right mind set to read it. And I loved that!
Honestly, I want to say no…but I think I may have back in my very beginner days of blogging.
2. Published a post without pictures
Yupp! Absolutely. This post will most likely not have any pictures.
3. Stayed up all night writing a post
Nope. Not that I can recall.
4. Copy pasted a post entirely
5. Went more than a week without posting
Yes. Never intentionally. But an unintentional haitus has happened to me…more than once.
6. Blogged on a topic just because it was trending
I believe so? I can’t think of any specific topics off the top of my head, but I’m sure I have.
7. Commented on another person’s blog just to promote myself
8. Published a post with no links inside
Absolutely. Especially in my early days when I didn’t know what the heck I was doing.
9. Pushed yourself to blog when you didn’t feel like it
Yes. I try to post at least once a week, but at times even that feels tough. I’ll have these moments where I’ll say maybe I’ll just skip this week, but I push myself to put up a post because I know if I don’t then I’ll just keep skipping and then one week will turn into another week of not posting and so on. But I think we have all had those moments, right? I’m always SO IMPRESSED with people who can manage three, four, five posts a week! I honestly don’t know how they do it.
10. I’m out of ideas but there have to be 10 questions, so adding a random number to a list just so the list can be 5 items or 10 items
Haha! This is just funny. But yes. I don’t know why, but whenever I make list I’ll always end them on multiples of five. Why is it like that?
And that’s it for the questions. This was a really fun tag to participate in. I hope you enjoyed!
I wanted to participate in WWW Wednesdays, at Taking on a World of Words, but I forgot to upload it on Wednesday(SORRY. I really just lost track of time). So here we are uploading it on Thursday! YAY!!! If you don’t know how it works, you simply answer the three W questions below!
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next, and/or what are you eagerly awaiting?
What am I currently reading?
What did I recently finish?
Hellion by Rhys Ford. This was a random book I found when I was searching through Libby late at night. It was a fine read. I didn’t love it, but also didn’t hate it. I do think I may check out more by this author at some point, but I’m not in any rush.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I honestly don’t know. I’m thinking possibly a manga??? We shall see!
What about you guys? What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? And what do you plan on reading next?
So this is a very short and simple post, but I’m genuinely curious what your all time favorite book and/or books are? Because I know we don’t just have one! I was randomly staring at my shelves and was thinking which would I choose as my all time favorite stand alone and series? Then it got me thinking what would other people choose as their favorites?
So what would say is your favorite standalone? Series?
What about romance? Mystery? Thriller? Fantasy? Manga? and so on? Just share your favorite book(s)
I think it would be fun to share and we can find new books to add to our ever growing TBR pile!
The youngest partner at one of the nation’s most prestigious law offices, Oh Soo Jae has already proven she has what it takes to be one of the country’s best lawyers. Driven by her self-righteous principles and a never-ending desire to win, Soo Jae is well on her way to becoming one of TK Law Firm’s top attorneys. But when one of her cases takes an unexpected turn, Soo Jae is forced to watch as all of her hard work comes crumbling down around her.
So just a quick overview of my thoughts and then I’ll go into more details below. This drama is one where you will want to keep watching to know what exactly happened, and how it all plays out. This is a mystery, law drama, with romance. I was hooked from the very beginning. This story definitely kept me coming back! I was invested in the story, the characters, and how it would all play out. This drama was fine with the romance, but it would’ve been fine without it as well. People either love or hate the romance aspect. Personally, I enjoyed the romance aspect, but I can understand why people wouldn’t. This drama was definitely not perfect. It has its flaws, but overall an enjoyable one.
MAJOR SPOILERS AS YOU CONTINUE TO READ ON!!! SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!!
So before I get into talking about what I loved, and what I didn’t really like. I want to specifically talk about the characters. I really loved all the characters in this story! The actors played their parts very well! The characters are intriguing, deeply flawed, and they show how corrupt the world can be. And what people will do for power.
OhSoo Jae is such a strong woman, who gets put through hell and back. She gets tested at every turn and she always has to stay ahead of everyone. She is smart, and manipulating. She knows what she wants and goes for it. She also knows how corrupt the world can be. She also knows what needs to be done to get what she wants, and she’ll do it. Seo Hyun Jin’s acting in this is absolutely phenomenal!
Gong Chan is a character who is sweet, loyal, and kind despite everything that he has been through. His life has been turned upside down and he is trying to put everything back together again and find out the truth behind the incident that destroyed him!
Choi Tae Guk is a smart, calculating, manipulative man who has all the right connections, so he’s able to get what he wants. He will use whoever he needs to to make sure he gets power, and that he keeps the power. Heo Joon Ho plays the villain extremely well.
We follow these characters as they seek revenge, the truth, and in the midst of it all, trying to find happiness and redemption!
Now lets get into what I loved and what kind of bugged me.
What I Loved!
As I said before the CHARACTERS! From the main leads, to the supporting characters. They were all absolutely outstanding. You love and root for our heroes, and absolutely despise the villains. Seriously, these guys were absolutely despicable and didn’t care who they hurt. The actors played their parts very well! And I’ll say it again, Seo Hyun Jin deserves every award. She truly embodied her character of Soo Jae and this particular character will definitely stick with me.
The story. It kept me intrigued throughout the entire show. I was never bored, and was always wanting to know what would happen next. The storytelling gives you a lot throughout the 16 episodes. We have political intrigue, law, murder, mystery, corrpution, revenge, romance, friendship. SO MANY twists and reveals throughout. (Some people say too many, but it was fine for me)
The romance! Now I KNOW, okay. I KNOW this is a very controversial opinion. A lot, and I mean A LOT of people did not like this romance, and felt like it didn’t need to be there. I agree in some ways. This drama would’ve been fine with or without the romance. But it was there, and I personally liked it. I thought they were both very good together, and Soo Jae really needed someone like Gong Chan in her life. I enjoyed watching this romance develop.
OST! It also has a pretty good OST! I really enjoyed the songs throughout this show. A favorite of mine is What About Us by Hajin and I’m Here by So Jung!
What I didn’t like
(okay it’s not really that I didn’t like these things, they just bugged me a bit)
When everyone found out who Gong Chan really was it felt like people were abandoning him. Especially Soo Jae. I knew she would be mad. He should’ve told her instead of her finding out like that. But why abandon him? However, as we continue to watch we find out that she really wasn’t that mad about him lying to her. She was mad because of what she did to him. She gave up on him and his trial in the end to save herself and her family. She was embarrassed, ashamed, and deeply regretted her decision, and that was why she acted that way to him when she found out who he really was. She was ashamed to face him. Once that was revealed, it made the way she was acting understandable.
When Gong Chan saved Soo Jae when she got attacked in the building and he found the flash drive. Instead of handing it over to her like he should’ve done, he hid it from her to “protect her’‘. Really now? Soo Jae is a strong, badass woman who has been protecting herself way before you came into the picture. So why do you think she needs protecting? She knows way more than you. If anything, you’d probably end up making things worse. That part was a bit frustrating.
And that’s it. Those are my thoughts and feelings about this drama. It was one of my most anticipated dramas for the year, and I’m happy to say that at the end of it, I really enjoyed it! My overall rating would be a 4 out of 5!!!
Have you watched this drama yet? Do you plan to watch it? What are your thoughts?