Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My Hunter and His Little Angel

Now, I love one of my top OTPs like no other. And in a burst of adoring love for my interspecies couple, I have decided to create a masterpost of my favorite songs and such associated and about my hunter and his little angel. All songs are linked to either SoundCloud or YouTube. 

And then some of my favorite 8tracks mixes:

A collection of original, soft songs about Destiel.

Based on the popular Destiel fanfiction, Twist and Shout. 

More upbeat songs about Destiel. 

The Best Fanfictions:

What begins as a transforming love between Dean Winchester and Castiel Novak in the summer of 1965 quickly derails into something far more tumultuous when Dean is drafted in the Vietnam War. Though the two both voice their relationship is one where saying goodbye is never a real truth, their story becomes fraught with the tragedy of circumstance. In an era where homosexuality was especially vulnerable, Twist and Shout is the story of the love transcending time, returning over and over in its many forms, as faithful as the sea.
Dean wakes up in bed next to a very human Castiel, and a journal in his own handwriting that tells him it’s two years in the future. The house looks a lot like Bobby’s, and Sam lives there too… He just can’t remember how they got from angels falling in the sky – to comfortable domesticity.
While there is much in the journal Dean doesn’t remember, there is much of their story he’s always known. And as he settles into the routine of his new life and relationship with Castiel, it quickly becomes something he doesn’t know how to live without.
High School AU - There's one rule at Kripke High - don't talk to the Novaks! Dean Winchester broke that rule day one. - Longer summary and warnings inside. Dean/Castiel. Rating change - From T to M for explicit content of a sexual nature.
"What about Castiel? He seems helpful... and dreamy."
Something about the comment just isn't sitting right, and Dean's jaw twitches. He stares at the wall in the dark, and at a quarter past four in the morning, it hits him.
"Asshole," Dean hisses under his breath, sitting up straight, "that sonofabitch kept publishing."
Castiel is captured by a djinn. Dean goes slightly crazy, and Cas discovers a thing or two about himself.
And finally, just because, fanart:

Monday, June 9, 2014

#scandal by Sarah Ockler

*ARC obtained from Edelweiss 
Author: Sarah Ockler
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Mystery
Goodreads Blurb: Lucy’s learned some important lessons from tabloid darling Jayla Heart’s all-too-public blunders: Avoid the spotlight, don’t feed the Internet trolls, and keep your secrets secret. The policy has served Lucy well all through high school, so when her best friend Ellie gets sick before prom and begs her to step in as Cole’s date, she accepts with a smile, silencing about ten different reservations. Like the one where she’d rather stay home shredding online zombies. And the one where she hates playing dress-up. And especially the one where she’s been secretly in love with Cole since the dawn of time.

When Cole surprises her at the after party with a kiss under the stars, it’s everything Lucy has ever dreamed of… and the biggest BFF deal-breaker ever. Despite Cole’s lingering sweetness, Lucy knows they’ll have to ’fess up to Ellie. But before they get the chance, Lucy’s own Facebook profile mysteriously explodes with compromising pics of her and Cole, along with tons of other students’ party indiscretions. Tagged. Liked. And furiously viral.

By Monday morning, Lucy’s been branded a slut, a backstabber, and a narc, mired in a tabloid-worthy scandal just weeks before graduation. 

Lucy’s been battling undead masses online long enough to know there’s only one way to survive a disaster of this magnitude: Stand up and fight. Game plan? Uncover and expose the Facebook hacker, win back her best friend’s trust, and graduate with a clean slate.
Published/ing: June 17th, 2014 Simon Pulse
Rating: 4.5/5

I related to Lucy Vacarro, the main character, on a personal level. 

She is a kick ass girl, prepared for the zombie apocalypse, has nerdy, quirky side, and doesn't like going to large social events. 

Through the entire book, there was reference after reference about The Walking Dead, one of my favorite apocalypse shows, Veronica Mars, my favorite detective show featuring the beloved Princess of Arendale Kristen Bell, and a lot more. 

When I first picked up this book, I was bit wary of the title and the beginning. I didn't get too into the whole intertwining of Facebook and hash-tags and all that. I didn't believe that belonged in a book. Low and behold, Sarah Ockler infused it with her contemporary writing like a champ. 

One of best ways to know that a character is developed well, is whether or not you got attached to them. Lucy, from the beginning, really connected with me. I began to understand her problem and want to help figure out who ruined the last few weeks of her high school experience. 

That was also a large reason I enjoyed the book: the mystery. It was straight out of an episode of Veronica Mars. I liked how, with the drama and the investigation to find out who socially murdered Lucy, that Lucy found who her true friends were, and that she had more friends and allies than she originally thought. 

The romance side of this book was a tad bit underdeveloped in my opinion, but because it wasn't to major of a point in the plot itself, I overlooked. 

I also wished that the setting was used a bit more, and at least more developed. That's the only reason the book wasn't a perfect five. 

On the other hand though, the characters were amazing and memorable. The plot line was thick and captivating. The writing was accurate and quirky. 

I also thought that the theme of cyber bullying was an excellent thing to include. This book really showed how human relationships and interaction are being directly affected by social networking it bad ways (although it can be for good also [not to be an (e)VIL]) 

This was my first ever Sarah Ockler book, and by the looks of it, I will be getting into more of her stuff soon if it is as good as this one. 

Future News:
#scandal will be on shelves next week!