Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted at Breaking the Spine

Hey guys! So, I literally just dropped coffee all over my Mac… Which I guess isn’t really a very good combination! Thankfully, Mac still works and I managed to get all the off of it! *Phew* Anyway… This weeks pick for me is a book that is pretty relevant to today’s society in the sense that everyone does everything over technology! It doesn’t matter what it is, technology is always at play somehow, and it can always bite us back!


Antisocial by Jillian Blake

Expected Publication: May 16th 2017 by Delacorte Press

Senior spring at Alexandria Prep was supposed to be for sleeping through class and partying with friends. But for Anna Soler, it’s going to be a lonely road. She’s just been dumped by her gorgeous basketball star boyfriend—with no explanation. Anna’s closest friends, the real ones she abandoned while dating him, are ignoring her. The endearing boy she’s always had a complicated friendship with is almost too sympathetic.

But suddenly Anna isn’t the only one whose life has been upended. Someone is determined to knock the kings and queens of the school off their thrones: one by one, their phones get hacked and their personal messages and photos are leaked. At first it’s funny—people love watching the dirty private lives of those they envy become all too public. 

Then the hacks escalate. Dark secrets are exposed, and lives are shattered. Chaos erupts at school. As Anna tries to save those she cares about most and to protect her own secrets, she begins to understand the reality of our always-connected lives: 

Sometimes we share too much.

This kind of reminds me of the group Anonymous… I definitely look forward to reading it and the fact that it is so true to society today!

What books are you guys waiting for? Feel free to leave links and comments and I will check them all out!

Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and Bookish.

Hey guys!! It’s Halloween Month!! 😀 It was a bank holiday yesterday, so now I have that feeling that it’s monday… when it is actually Tuesday and I feel all out of sync… You know? Anyway, this week is all about Villains! Don’t we just love villains – the story would be lost without them!! So, here are my favourite villains from any platform! In no particular order:

10. Voldemort, Harry Potter. I will be surprised if I see a list that doesn’t feature good old Voldy…

9. Rumpelstiltskin, Once Upon a Time. I love this character! He is always so redeemable and then as soon as you think that he has redeemed himself, BAM! Back to being a villain and I love it!

8. Keris Veturia, An Ember in the Ashes. I had my issues with this book, BUT, Keris is scary… She is a villain through and through and a villain I would not want to cross any time soon!

7. Anna, Dangerous Girls. She is one of those slippery villains in a contemporary book and I loved her! I don’t want to give too much away… but for those who have read it, I’m sure you understand!

6. Ryann, Pretty Wicked. She’s cold, calculating and lack empathy. I loved reading this book from her perspective!

5. Hungries, The Girl with all the Gifts. Because who doesn’t love zombies????

4. A, Pretty Little Liars. I’ve been hooked to this program for ages now and I am currently catching up  with season 6. I have loved each A so far, and I love how far A will go!

3. Loki, Thor/The Avengers. I think he’s the cutest, least villainy villain ever – and I love him!

2. Society, Only Ever Yours. I love the way that the author turned society and its views into a villain in this book. And it is so easy to agree with the fact that society is a villain and then you look at real life…

1. Amy, Gone Girl. Psycho much?

That’s it! These are some of my Favourite villains! 🙂

Who are your villainous picks for this week? Feel free to leave links and comments and I will check them all out!

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What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

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Kate Weston can piece together most of the bash at John Doone’s house: shots with Stacey Stallard, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early—the feeling that maybe he’s becoming more than just the guy she’s known since they were kids.

But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills’s shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn’t have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate’s classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can’t be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same question: Where was Ben when a terrible crime was committed?

This story—inspired by real events—from debut novelist Aaron Hartzler takes an unflinching look at silence as a form of complicity. It’s a book about the high stakes of speaking up, and the razor thin line between guilt and innocence that so often gets blurred, one hundred and forty characters at a time. (Goodreads)

When I saw this book on Goodreads, and saw that it is based on a true story, it was a book that I had to get my hands on as soon as I could. I attempted to get it on Netgalley, however, living in Europe, I wasn’t accepted! So, I had to wait with the masses. Before reading this book, I googled everything I could about this story so that I would know the general gist of what actually happened.

What I enjoyed most about this story, I think, was the fact that it wasn’t told from the perspective of the people who committed the crime or from the perspective of the victim. It was written from the perspective of someone who was at the party, but wasn’t there when the even took place – she was at home. So she, like everyone else, is trying to figure out what actually happened that night and whether or not her new boyfriend knew anything about it. We don’t get many books which are told from this sort of point of view – it is normally from either the person committing the crime or the victim.

What I liked most about Kate was the fact that she didn’t follow the crowd and hate on the victim like everyone else did because they were major sport stars. She tried to find out the facts that were, even if it meant accusing people with a major influence over the rest. Her voice wasn’t heard by the majority, only a minor few, and when she did speak out against the attackers, she was cast aside as well and was almost like a social leper.

Kate was a bit naive to think that Ben had nothing to do with it. I can understand her wanting to believe that something is true because she doesn’t want to think that he was capable of seeing something like that and not doing anything about it. However, I think she should have been more suspicious from the outset – even though he was lying to her all along.

This book also raised the big question of what is considered to be consent and what is rape. Is the lack of the word yes consent or is it considered to be non consent? What happens if the person in question is unable to say yes at the time because of the amount of alcohol consumed or other circumstances? Stacey’s inability to say yes because of her state is, for me, not consent. If someone cannot willingly and with a clear mind decide that that is what they truly want, then it isn’t a form of ‘yes’ and people should respect boundaries.

I think what angered me the most was the fact that Stacey became a social outcast because she was filing charges against the people who raped her, who just turned out to be major sports stars in the small town in which they lived. I think the amount on controversy that surrounded the case based only on the fact that they were sports stars is completely wrong. I also think that the fact that people attempted to protect the criminals is also wrong. If they commit a crime, they should take the consequences that go with it!

I really enjoyed this book and think it raised some important and relevant questions of today’s society and the youth within it. I gave this book 5/5 stars.