The Retribution of Mara Dyer #BookReview

Posted September 21, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Retribution of Mara Dyer #BookReview

Spoilers are abundant. You have been warned – although I try my best to keep them hidden. Review So… I’m not as happy as I was after I finished reading books 1 and 2. I’m pretty sad about that. I have too many issues with the story that I just couldn’t give it a 5 star rating, although it’s still a well written story. There are some weird things that happen in this story that I just don’t like and don’t agree with. For one – Like, how do you do a complete 180 on a character and then just expect that we’ll embrace that? I […]

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Speaker for the Dead #BookReview

Posted September 14, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
Speaker for the Dead #BookReview

Review This story has some spoilers from Ender’s Game. Spoilers from book two have been hidden. If you read Ender’s Game, don’t expect this to be anything like that. This story reads like a new story. You don’t need to read Ender’s Game to understand and enjoy this book. Having read the first book in the series, I did understand why Ender was doing this and why he only used his real name, “Andrew”. So in a sense, the author assumes that you have read book one. But, trust me, it’s not necessary. In fact, a huge part of the story […]

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Paper Towns #BookReview

Posted September 5, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
Paper Towns #BookReview

Review I decided to read this book because I really enjoyed “The Fault in our Stars”. And, of course, because so many people seemed to like it. The thing is, it is a completely different type of story from The Fault in our Stars. This story, is about this girl named Margo, who brings a group of soon-to-be-high-school-graduates together to help solve the mystery of her disappearance. She leaves clues for her neighbour and “used-to-be” friend, Quentin. Her parents claim that she’s ran away and apparently it’s not the first time she’s done something worthy of calling the Police. She leaves some clues for Quentin to find her but […]

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Bucket List: Disney World

Posted August 31, 2016 by Kayla in Blog Series / 2 Comments
Bucket List: Disney World

This post is a part of my personal series, “Kayla’s Bucket List – Things I’d like to do before I retire”.  It’s been over a year since I’ve added something to my bucket list. It’s not something that I want to fill up with a million things that will never happen. I want this list to be doable. As a child who doesn’t want to go to Disney World or Disneyland? I did, but I never got the opportunity. I realised the other day that my son is 11 years old and has never been and now my 7 month old […]

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The Evolution of Mara Dyer #BookReview

Posted August 11, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Evolution of Mara Dyer #BookReview

Review I loved book one in this series. I gave it a 5 star, which I don’t normally do. But I loved this one much more. Can I give it a 5.5 star rating? Read my review of the first one here. Firstly, I love the way that Hodkin writes. It’s like poetry more than straight-forward story telling. I love that she manages to make me almost shiver when something creepy happens. I’ve only read two books that actually made me a bit scared. This wasn’t one of them but it was pretty close. It was creepy. Jude is creepy. […]

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Book Trial: Ender’s Game

Posted July 27, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
Book Trial: Ender’s Game

My Thoughts Ender’s Game is truly one of the best written books that I’ve read in a while. Orson Scott Card does a brilliant job of telling Ender’s story. I read some of the reviews online and I wonder if these reviewers know that this is a 30 year old book. Some of the complaints are about sexism and how most of the children in the battle school were boys. Even though I can see their point, things were different 30 years ago. In fact, to add credit to Card’s characters, next to the Ender, the next best developed character […]

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Book Trial: The Good Girl

Posted July 13, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
Book Trial: The Good Girl

My Thoughts Why did I do this to myself? Sometimes I wonder if I may secretly be a masochist. I chose this book because it had so many good reviews [albeit some bad ones as well]. I’ve learnt that having a lot of good reviews isn’t always an indication that the book is awesome. However, more negative reviews than positive reviews are still a no-no for me. This book has been compared by many as another “Gone Girl” and although I loathe that book I still decided to give this one a chance because I feel like many times books […]

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TV Trial: Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 10

Posted June 27, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
TV Trial: Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 10

Title: The Winds of Winter Series: Game of Thrones #6.10 Genre: Epic Fantasy Writers: David Benioff & D. B. Weiss Air Date: June 26, 2016 Network: HBO Director: Miguel Sapochnik Cersei and Loras trial take place. A new King. A Huge Fleet. Warning: Spoilers through Season  6 of Game of Thrones The Winds of Winter Finally! A Season finale to defeat all season finales [of Game of Thrones]. This was an amazing season finale. While there were some episodes I really liked during this season, this one is definitely my favourite. A lot happens and there’s go much “good” that […]

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My New Toy! Amazon Kindle Voyage

Posted June 24, 2016 by Kayla in Updates / 0 Comments
My New Toy! Amazon Kindle Voyage

It’s so much fun getting new stuff. I know no one in the world will disagree to that. Especially when the new stuff is something you wanted for a while. For a while now, I’ve considered getting the Kindle Voyage as an upgrade to my 2nd Gen Kindle Paperwhite. There weren’t many changes between them so I wondered if it was that big a difference. After reading reviews I decided that it was worth the upgrade. Here are the main reasons I am happy with my purchase. It’s smaller than the Paperwhite. It was pretty hard to believe it could be […]

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TV Trial: Game of Thrones S06E09

Posted June 21, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
TV Trial: Game of Thrones S06E09

Title: Battle of the Bastards Series: Game of Thrones Genre: Epic Fantasy Format: TV Show Writers: Miguel Sapochnik Air Date: June 19, 2016 Network: HBO Director: David Benioff & D. B. Weiss Jon and Ramsey battle for Winterfell and The North. Daenerys and Tyrion try to stop a war. Warning: Spoilers through Season  6 of Game of Thrones Battle of the Bastards Finally, we get to that part of the season that everyone looks forwards to, Episode 9. Although not written by GRRM, this one was rather satisfying. To be true, I could have lived without what happens in Meereen […]

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