6 Books About Girls With Superpowers

26 September, 2016

I want superpowers so badly, and everyday I dream about being able to fly away from my problems and save the day from evil. Unfortunately my parents are both muggles and I live a mundane life, BUT I've gathered a few of my favorite books that allow you to slip into someone else's life and experience, for a moment, abilities that are truly amazing.

P I V O T  P O I N T
   by Kasie West
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    • Similar to the Disney movie: Sky High, super heroes actually live above us and have a separate, more complex world than our own. Any time Addison Coleman has to make a choice, she can look into the future and see the outcome of each choice so she can properly choose. I would LOVE to have this power and the book is two sides of a choice she has to make in which she discovers, two boyfriends, two best friends, two schools, two entirely different lives, and two unknown dangers that haven't happened yet. Which one will she choose and which will get left behind?

M I N D  G A M E S
   by Kiersten White
    • Some of us are special, and have powers that need to be protected. The story follows two sisters: one with perfect intuition, the other a blind psychic. They are selected to go to a certain school where they learn about their powers but the first sister is manipulated into taking lives and soon searches for an escape, for both of them. Mind games is not a long book and an amazing thriller that I finished in a day. 

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D O N 'T  E V E N  T H I N K  A B O U T  I T
  by Sara Mylowki
    • THIS CONCEPT IS SO ORIGINAL AND REALLY NEEDS A MOVIE! An entire class gets the wrong flu shot and it accidentally gives them the ability to read minds?? This book jumps from many different points of view and describes teenagers that are learning to cope with too much information while the government tries to cover up their mistakes. It's a contemporary, fun book that reveals the characters thoughts, even if you weren't fortunate enough to be born a mind reader.

   by Rachael Ward
    • She has to live with a terrifying secret that ruins every relationship she can ever have. Every time she makes eye contact, she's reminded of the day that person will die. Some people have more time than others and she's constantly reminded that her days with people she loves are numbered. Because of this, she pushes everyone away and refuses to like anyone. Until she forms a relationship she can't break away from and has no choice but to count down until the day of his death, one that is approaching very soon.

G L O R Y  O' B R I E N 'S  H I S T O R Y  O F  T H E  F U T U R E
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    • I know I say this often, but THIS is one of my all time favorites and I recommend it to everyone I know! Glory is graduating high school with no plans for the future, a single friend, and her mother's haunting past. Right before graduation, Glory and her "best" friend some how end up drinking a petrified bat? This gives them the ability to see everyone's family history, and future. It's insane and poetic and touches on feminism, and over all a masterpiece!!!

C H A S I N G  P O W E R
   by Sarah Beth Durst
    • At first I was uncertain about how to approach this book but ultimately decided I liked it and it's worth talking about. The book begins by describing a girl named Kayla with the ability to move things with her mind and she uses her powers to mostly shoplift. It's a nice read and calming to think about sunny California and this girls unusual. It quickly turns to romance though when a boy who can teleport blackmails her into helping him find his mother and leads to other trouble but it's not too intense and talks about different scenes from all over the world on their adventure. A supportive best friend who is rich with little real problems of her own is also involved, and some expected family issues, but just thinking about walking along little beach shops and using your mind to move things around is in my opinion, a good enough reason to keep reading. 

My powers of choice would definitely be telekinesis and hands down: the ability to read minds. After reading Don't Even Think About It and Mind Games, in particular, I just think that life would be so much easier if I knew what everyone was thinking. I would be less insecure and have the advantage in every situation. Let me know what your magic abilities would be and how you would use them (for good of course)!


Rockin' September Playlist

18 September, 2016

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1. Mix Tape by Brand New // This song should be at the beginning of every playlist, mix tape, and story.

"And I know that you're a sucker for anything acoustic,
But when I say let's keep in touch,
I hope you know I mean I wish that you'd grow up."

2. Hometown by Twenty One Pilots // It's practically impossible to make a playlist without mentioning Twenty One Pilots. This is my current favorite.

"We don't know, we don't know, 
How to put the power back in our soul, 
We don't know, we don't know, 
Where to find what was once in our bones."

3. Critical Mistakes by 888 // I know very little about this band but the music video says a lot about forgiveness and I strongly advise you to listen to this gem.

"I want a house on a hill by the ocean,
And let the tide wash away all my critical mistakes."

4. Anywhere With You by Saves The Day // For when you rid a negative person from your life,and are just looking for adventure and people to share it with.

"Here's to the passing
of all that could be
between you and me."

5. Sometimes You're The Hammer, Sometimes You're The Nail by A Day To Remember // This song is a little aggressive but there are no swear words and these lyrics are always running through my mind:

"I reserve my right to feel uncomfortable, I reserve my right to be afraid.
I make mistakes and I am humbled every step of the way. 
I want to be a better person, I want to know the master plan,
Cast your stones, cast your judgement, you don't make me who I am."

6. The (Shipped) Gold Standard by Fall Out Boy // All over the place, practically poetry, underlying theme about complicated love.

"I wanna scream 'I love you' from the top of my lungs,
but I'm afraid that someone else will hear me."

7. Goodnight Moon by Go Radio // This is a slower song, something that I don't usually post about, but it's incredibly sweet and very dramatic.

"Cause I've been trying way too long,
To try and be the perfect song,
When our hearts are heavy burdens,
We shouldn't have to bear alone."

8. Young Stars by The Struts // Dreams can be real and you will be amongst your own one day.

"You've got nothing to lose, all to gain,
And nothing is worth doing if it don't cause pain,
Because I was born for it, I just want you to know."



06 September, 2016

a feeling of intense longing for something.

I've watched so many concert live streams on youtube that I now have this burning need to be at one. I have to scream lyrics alongside hundreds of fellow fans. I need confetti in my hair. There's no place I would rather be and it would mean so much to me to just be there.

My mom mentions all the time how she went to concerts with her friends as a teenager and I would give so much to do the same. I yearn and it hurts. Specifically I've watched a million Twenty One Pilot concerts online and the thing separating me from the hysterical, sobbing fans in the video, is they are a million miles closer to the artists than I will ever be. Those videos just remind me of when I was so lonely, watching old live streams on youtube and pretending that I was there, pumping my fist along with the crowd. I'm referring to a few artists where I know every single word, the band members middle names, every interview they have possibly done, and again: every. single. word.

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I want so desperately to feel sweat on my back and my hair as I dance and jump for what will feel like forever. I know the words. I know them so well I could write a million lyric websites alone and tell you for hours my interpretation of the songs. The words mean so much to me and I know what it feels like to be alone. I want to scream in an arena the same words I cried to in the middle of the night. I want to feel the drums vibrate in my ears and pulse at the same time as my heart. Feel my best friends fall into me and smile at knowing I couldn't be happier. My cheeks will hurt from smiling and my throat will burn from screaming but I'll do it until the lights turn off and security escorts me out. I want to pump my fist in the air and feel confetti rain down from the sky. I so DESPERATELY want confetti in my hair. I'll cry when they first come on stage, and again during the final number. I'll dance until I fall, and scream at the top of my lungs, knowing that everyone around me feels the same way. Finally I'll see in person, even if from a distance, the people with the voices I've heard over and over again in my headphones.

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Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

01 September, 2016

I may be cheating because I was assigned this book in class, but I did not expect to love it this much. I'm sure lots of people are going to have to read this book for class or other reasons, so I'm not going to spoil it but I will give a quick summary and let you know that's it's not boring (surprise!) and it's not your average YA novel/ coming of age story.

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"For you, a thousand times over."
The Kite Runner is actually centered around a boy from Afghanistan, and other school-required books had pretty much ruined my opinion about books that take place in other countries. I thought I wouldn't understand them or relate to them. BUT, Kite Runner starts out with such a cute story about these two little boys who are best friends but one boy is practically the others servant and the story follows their friendship.

I really don't want to spoil it but consider it okay? We don't know a lot about what happens in the middle east, or other parts of the world for that matter. We can't even begin to imagine what others go through, and if so then we just ignore it.

The entire book is not about suffering (mostly) but really about how the main character grows up and reflects on his relationship with his childhood best friend. There's a ton of plot twists, and I never would have picked up this book had I not been assigned it but couldn't stop reading. It's really good, trust me!

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