It’s been so long, and I hate saying that I’m busy because that’s never an excuse. There’s just so much to do at school this year, and the motivation for posting has gone unfortunately. But lately, it’s been coming back. I miss this safe space to write my reviews. There are amazing opportunities I want to take advantage of. That’s the quick update as to what’s been going on with me. To kick things back up slowly, here’s a quick music review I wrote a long time ago. Around a year ago exactly. It’s interesting to see how not just how my musical tastes have changed over a year, but how my horizons have opened to more genres, and inspirations. So here’s what Phyllis from a year ago was obsessed with. I still love Satellite Maps, but now when I listen to it, it’s less emotional, and more a quick tune. A 5/10 from a year ago, but now I think I’d give it a 7? The aspect with how the song is captivating with such an easy beat, never ceases to amaze me. Enjoy!
Song: Satellite Maps
Album: New Clear War EP
Release Date: Oct. 24, 2014
Rating: 5.0 Continue reading
I just noticed that the background of the cover is a map which accurately depicts the plot of this story. There is constant moving around and campaigning for the elections. Plus, I adore this colour palette and the fonts. I honestly think that this is a clever cover that is lovely too. Back to the actual review now :)…
Title: The Wrong Side of Right
Author: Jenn Marie Thorne
Date Published: March 17th, 2015
Number of Pages: 400
Summary: Kate Quinn’s mom died last year, leaving Kate parentless and reeling. So when the unexpected shows up in her living room, Kate must confront another reality she never thought possible—or thought of at all. Kate does have a father. He’s a powerful politician. And he’s running for U.S. President. Suddenly, Kate’s moving in with a family she never knew she had, joining a campaign in support of a man she hardly knows, and falling for a rebellious boy who may not have the purest motives. This is Kate’s new life. But who is Kate? When what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign’s talking points, she must decide. Does she turn to the family she barely knows, the boy she knows but doesn’t necessarily trust, or face a third, even scarier option?
Set against a backdrop of politics, family, and first love, this is a story of personal responsibility, complicated romance, and trying to discover who you are even as everyone tells you who you should be. Continue reading
Title: The Young Elites
Author: Marie Lu
Number of Pages: 355 pages
Date Published: October 7th 2014
Publishing Company: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Books Number in Series: The Young Elites, 1
Title: We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Number of Pages: 227 pages
Date Published: May 13th 2014
Publishing Company: Delacorte Press
Summary (slightly modified):
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
Go and read this book now, because you can’t know anything about it if you want to enjoy it. If you read this review it is at your own stake. The smallest details are spoilers. My rating is 5 out of 5. Now go and read it!