TIME Magazine has named John Green to their Top 100! Check out the lovely profile written by The Fault In Our Stars actress Shailene Woodley, in which she says, "John hears the voices of teenagers. He acknowledges the intelligence and vulnerability that stem from those beautiful years when we are, for the first time, discovering the world and ourselves outside of our familial stories."
the best metaphor posts I’ve seen so far
me everytime a character in a movie has to get a few drops of their blood for some ritual bullshit (via jtoday)
WHILE WE’RE AT IT, why do people try to cross those skinny bridges over lava/chasms/whatever by walking upright. IT’S CALLED CENTER OF GRAVITY. get on your hands and knees and crawl across that thing. HUG IT. SCOOT YOUR BUTT ACROSS. “but i look stupid!” lalalala but we’ll avoid that ~dramatic moment~ where you almost fall over and die because your damn fucking self wanted to look COOL
and stop yanking IV lines out of your arms the minute you wake up in the hospital
That is a broadsword, why are you fencing with it
Shoot him damnit. You have a gun. Win! Kill him! No! Don’t give him a speech!
ALL OF THESE. EVERY TIME.
Also you could totally sever a tendon in your hand and it tuRNS OUT THOSE ARE IMPORTANT?!
If I blurt out “WHY would you do that?” during a thing it is probably one of these.
it’s falling long ways so TURN AND RUN SIDEWAYS FUCK
Even in the future, the story begins with Once Upon a Time…
25 Days of Grisha Challenge
Day 12: Alina Starkov Fancast
✝ Sarah Bolger as Alina Starkov ✝
"I don’t care if you think I’m a Saint or a fool or the Darkling’s whore. If you want to remain at the Little Palace, you will follow me. And if you don’t like it, you will be gone by tonight, or I will have you in chains. I am a soldier. I am the Sun Summoner. And I’m the only chance you have.
a guy on the train just finished his book and started a new one immediately i think that is the sexiest thing i’ve ever seen
I’m still here, and I’m crazy in love with you. Please stay.
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.
PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.
Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.
"Let them bluster. Let them threaten. If they want me dead, they will have to make me so. I will not do it for them."
What a fantastic novel!
Andi lost her brother and she blames herself. She is spiralling out of control, and she does not know how to help herself. In Paris, she finds the diary of a young girl called Alexandrine from 18th Century France during the revolution. Andi becomes attached to the girl on the pages, but also to the young prince she cares for.
I don’t really know what I was expecting when I went into this, I had fairly high expectations when pestered by Lauren who loved it. It was a very different book from what I had expected, but I loved it nonetheless.
Alexandrine. What a character! She is right up there fightingJulie Beaufort-Stuart for the top place in my heart. She starts as a naive and selfish young girl but she meets the young prince Louis and she forms a strong bond with the boy and wishes to make him smile always. Even when he is locked away she risks her life to remind him that he is not alone. She was brave and clever and her development throughout her diary astonishes me. She really does have a way with words.I am not afraid of beatings or blood anymore. I’m not afraid of guards or guillotines. There is only one thing I fear now - love. For I have seen it and I have felt it and I know that it is love, not death, that undoes usBecause God loves us, but the devil takes an interest.
She is an excellent character who has a secure place in my heart. She is by far one of the best characters in the book, whose story I loved reading, just like Andi did. Andi is a very relatable character. She has so many great qualities, she is very strong, and she is a fighter. She is depressed, yet she fights everyday, and she eventually gets better. That is something which I admire. She also has some great character development through the novel. Andi found a connection to Alex which she did not find any where else. They both had a passion for something, Alex for performing and Andi for music. They had also lost someone close to them, family, a friend, a brother. They were not the only great characters though. Amade, Virgil, Louis and many many more. They all were vital to the story, and to our characters Alex and Andi.
I found myself so engrossed in the story. I wanted to know if Alex survived, did she manage to save the boy. This is also said for Andi. She felt a connection, one so strong she felt she needed to finish Alex work, knowing that Louis was still imprisoned. Donnelly wrote Andi as going back in time, but what that real? was it the drugs? was it the fall and the hit to the head? I guess we will never know.
If you love historical fiction, if you love romance, if you love mystery, if you love a good contemporary, then I would definitely recommend you pick this one up. It demands to be read.
MY RATING: ★★★★★