2017 Past Favourite Blog Posts:
- December (TV Edition)
- January (Vegan Edition)
I am completely obsessed! I have to admit though that it took me a few episodes to actually really start liking it, I didn’t dislike it but I just thought it was okay. I think it was due to Betty and Veronica’s friendship and Bughead that made me fall in love with the show! Also even though she is crazy, she has a good heart and I really want to be as pretty as Cheryl! If you don’t know what Riverdale as about then here is a brief overview:
The story focuses on a small town called Riverdale after a murder is committed. This tragic event spirals a trend of darkness in the town and a teenage friendship group are the ones that are usually involved in finding out all these hidden secrets. Archibald “Archie” Andrews is a high school football player who has a passion for music and also happens to be best friend with the girl next door Elizabeth “Betty” Cooper, a smart girl with a longtime crush on Archie and later best friends of new girl Veronica Lodge. Also refered to as V and B, Veronica is a former socialite from New York who moves to Riverdale after her father is in prison. Forsythe “Jughead” Jones III is a philosophically inclined social outcast who is Archie’s best friend, after a summer of them not being friends, he becomes close again to Archie and then later to Betty. Kevin Keller is also close friends to Betty and Veronica and is the son of Riverdale’s sheriff and then there is Cheryl Blossom. Cheryl isn’t in the inner circle but she is known to be a wealthy, entitled and manipulative girl who is a classmate of Archie and his friends and also twin sister to Jason who is murdered in the first episode of season one.
2. Teen Wolf
So I know what you are thinking… Oh what a surprise!! Another TV show!! BUT I am also obsessed with this show too. It has werewolves amongst other supernatural creatures, a love story and also Dylan O’Brien… so what’s not to like? Also there is 6 seasons so yay!
Here is a brief overview: In season one, Scott is bitten and becomes a werewolf. Then someone starts going on a killing spree. Scott and his human best friend “Stiles” Stilinski begin to encounter other characters with a connection to the supernatural goings-on in Beacon Hills. New girl Allison Argent becomes friends with both boys and has secrets of her own, she comes from a family of werewolf hunters. Her best friend is popular girl and genius Lydia Martin who Stiles has had a crush on since forever and in season one Scott and Stiles clash with Lydia’s aggressive boyfriend, local jock Jackson. The question of who bit Scott leads them to Derek Hale, a mysterious werewolf with a dark past. As the show progresses, Scott is joined by new friends in season three Malia Tate and Kira Yukimura and then in season five Liam Dunbar, a young werewolf with anger issues.
3. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
This is definitely the best book I have read in 2018 so far! Here is the blurb according to Goodreads:
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
4. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
I honestly loved this fairytale retelling and having such strong female characters! It’s a tad bit predictable but then again most fairytales are! The blurb according to goodreads:
Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris — the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She’s determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead. Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls’ bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett’s only friend — but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they’ve worked for?
5. Gilmore Girls
So I’ve only just started watching this and I’m only on season one but I really like it so far! The show is about mother Lorelai Gilmore, a thirty two year old who is a manager of a small hotel and her academic teenage daughter Lorelai also known as Rory. Lorelai grew up in Hartford with her old money parents, Richard and Emily, but after getting pregnant at sixteen she decided to escape the life that was being mapped out for her. Lorelai and Rory have a very close relationship, living like best friends. Until Lorelai has to ask her parents for money to send Rory to a very expensive private school called Chilton…