Review: This is Not a Test By Courtney Summers


Hey all, Mel here!

I know I don’t talk about YA a lot but this was a book I couldn’t pass up. As some of you have guessed I kind of enjoy zombies. lol When a friend recommended this to me she did warn me that it was much darker than she was expecting which made me want to read it all the more. Sometimes lately a lot of YA my friends send my way are very romance focused and while I do enjoy that (a lot) it’s nice to get a story that focuses on something a little different.

This story is a bout a girl who welcomes death. She comes from a very terrible home and sees the end of the world no different. She’s barricaded in the school with classmates who very much want to live. The way it is written is truly beautiful. Gore and all. It’s interesting to see the world through her eyes.

The only thing I wish this book had was more. When I finished it felt like it cut off too soon. I guess that’s a sign of a good book right? I hope all of you will give this a chance!*

*If you’re sensitive to abusive situations I would read with caution.

TV Round-Up: Doctor Who Christmas Special Review

Hey all! Mel checking in to talk about The Doctor Who Christmas Episode! Yes I know I’m really late but I can explain! Merlin kind of killed me so I took a little break from the BBC. I know, I know but it is what it is.

This episode was everything we’ve come to expect from the Christmas Specials! It had fun and suspense while keeping in the holiday fun. I like the villain the chose and how the plot flowed well. I do want to know more about Clara and hope it will be interesting. I only hope they don’t ever complicate things.  We shall see!

What do you think her story is?


TV Round-Up: Merlin Feels

Hey everyone! Mel here.

So I think I’ve recovered enough with the end of Merlin to talk about it without bursting in to tears. Maybe.  Gah! I literally cried for an half an hour after the credits rolled. It was so beautifully painful. While the series itself had some weak points with things (I refuse to believe Arthur was that much of a dumb dumb.) this ended it on the right note for me. There is so much I want to talk about but in the interest of I won’t.

I can talk about how much everyone has grown since the beginning. Merlin and Arthur hated each other and at the end were the best of friends. Gwen started out a servant and finished a queen. And not just a Queen but an amazing fair ruler. Leon was kind of steady for me. I’m sure he will be true to his kingdom until the end. Giaus seemed to have grown more patient with everyone, teaching with more kindness than before. While we have Morgana who was the opposite. She started kind and ended up going mad with hatred. I do wish they developed her more though.  All and all I’m so sad to see it go and I wish the cast and crew all the best. Thank you for making a show I love so much!

Tell me how you felt about the shows’ ending!