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Wattpad

So, this blog post is different from the others as it is an app for readers, and if you haven’t heard of it it’s called Wattpad. Wattpad is an app that allows anyone to publish there writing and for others to see and read them. If some of the books really stand out and have a lot of readers, there is a chance that it could be published. For example, the After series by Anna Todd was originally a Wattpad book series.  The books range from so many genres – romance, fantasy, sci-fi and so many more.

I personally use Wattpad a lot to read, and it easily accessible as you are able to use it on a phone, iPad /tablet and computers. You are able to use it with and some aspects without WIFI, like you, can still read but you have to load the book beforehand.  Not going to lie some of the books aren’t the best but its only for the fun of writing. With this app comes some really good books that I believe some of you guys may be interested in.

  1. The Cell Phone Swap

So, I don’t know the authors of these books because they have usernames instead, but this is one of the many books published by Wattpad. In the paperback edition it’s not actually called The Cell Phone Swap but instead, it’s called Textrovert.  Anyways it’s about these two teenagers who accidentally swapped phones, and they start to talk. Many adventures come from it maybe even a little romance. This is a contemporary book and it is one of my favourites from this app.

  1. Living with the Walter Boys

This book is pretty self-explanatory, and a girl goes to live with a family that has multiple boys, I think it’s 12, ridiculous I know. But this book is very intriguing as it has so many good aspects of it. Like there’s pranks, love, drama and much more. The whole idea of this book is pretty funny, and the actual text is hilarious.  This book was also published and has changed to My Life with the Walter Boys.

  1. The Bad Boys Girl

This book is also published but has kept the same name. It is about a girl called Tessa and she believes she is in love with Jay Stone ever since she was little. But when his stepbrother her worst tormenter comes back into town to shack things up. Tessa is left to decide whether she is actually in love with Jay or was she blinded by his appearance. Adventure, mystery and a whole heck of drama. This book is an amazing book to read when you just need a little bit of romance in your life.

Overall all three of these books have been published through Wattpad and I highly recommend you go and read them as they will leave you hanging for more.

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A Monsters Call – Book Review

A Monsters Call by Patrick Ness

12:07 is the designated time for the monster, but it isn’t the one from Conor’s nightmare. But it wants the most dangerous thing of all.

It wants the truth.

This book has been quoted by John Green, The Times, Philip Pullman and Daily Mail.  John Green is one of my favourite authors of all time, so I decided to read this but also because all I have heard is good things about this. It seems that everyone has read it and that finally pushed me to pick up A Monsters Call by Patrick Ness.  

This book is different from the others as Patrick Ness didn’t come up with this idea instead Siobhan Dowd was the one who had the original idea. But sadly, she passed away before she can develop the story.  A Monsters Call was published by Walker Books in 2011, in 2016 it was developed into a movie.

I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I am planning on watching it soon. In this book, you really get to grow with the main character, Conor. He must come to terms that his mother has cancer and is incredibly ill, along with this you see him grow into a more mature boy who copes with a lot of pain.  This plot is dark and mysterious as when the monster walks it tells tales of when it walked before. But they aren’t just any tales where there’s a good guy and a bad guy, these tales have more meaning to it that make you think whether good and bad really exist or is there just human.

Regarding the characterisation, the Monster is described to not be scary to Conor but is still described to be a terrifying monster. This intrigues me as when reading this book, you don’t know why Conor isn’t scared of the Monster until the very end, yet it made me so much more curious to see the answer. Conor, on the other hand, is described to have this huge burden on his shoulders at the age of 12. To add to that he has to go to school being pitied and an outcast. A Monsters Call has so many emotions in it that have been expressed through the Monster and Conor. Such as fear, anger, pain, upset, sad, lonely, invisible and much more.

Overall this is an amazing book with a very deep moral, I highly recommend that you read this as it a one of a kind type of book that has a place in the heart of the reader.

Rating – 5/5

Okay so I know this isn’t a long blog post, but I wanted to do a book review because I feel like I haven’t done one in ages, so I decided what better book to do a review on then A Monsters Call by the one and only Patrick Ness. 

Is it me or does it feel like Christmas is so close, I am super excited for Xmas and if any of you guys have any requests for blog post revolving Christmas contact me and I will be sure to have a go.

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Halloween & Christmas Movies

Okay so I know Halloween has passed but I’m still going to do the blog post that I promised, but with a twist. This blog post is going to be a list of spooky and scary movies PLUS a list of Christmas movies. Christmas is around the corner and I’m getting ahead of the game with this blog post.

Halloween Movies –

  • Halloweentown – 1998
  • Scream – 1996
  • Hocus Pocus – 1993
  • Carrie – 2013
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas – 1993
  • The Craft – 1996
  • Get out – 2017
  • Beetle Juice – 1988
  • Halloween – 1978
  • The Adams Family – 1991
  • Warm Bodies – 2013
  • Disturbia – 2007
  • The Possession – 2012
  • Young Frankenstein – 1974
  • Monsters Inc. -2001
  • The Faculty – 1998
  • Let Me In – 2010
  • The little Vampire – 2010
  • Corpse Bride – 2005
  • It – 2017
  • My Babysitters a Vampire –2010
  • Ghostbusters –1984
  • Ghostbusters – 2016
  • The Conjuring – 2013
  • The Harry Potter Series

And now for the Christmas movies that are never too early to watch.

  • The Holiday
  • Love Actually
  • Metropolitan
  • Home Alone
  • All I Want for Christmas
  • Christmas with the Kranks
  • Santa with Muscles
  • Fred Claus
  • Four Christmases
  • I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  • Jack Frost
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Nutcracker
  • Surviving Christmas
  • Jingle All the Way
  • The Santa Claus 1/2/3
  • The Polar Express
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • About a Boy
  • The Family Stone
  • Mixed Nuts
  • A Christmas Story
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Elf
  • Arthur Christmas

So, there are some movies that I will be watching this season. Hope you guys had a spooky Halloween, and even though it’s over a month away I’m still doing this.

  • Tis the season to be jolly.
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