Book Review: The Light That Gets Lost by Natasha Carthew

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Title: The Light That Gets Lost
Author: Natasha Carthew
Release Date: April 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Overall Rating:  5/10
Genre: Adventure, Thriller, Action, Coming of Age

“He promised the demon that was forever watchful inside,”
Natasha Carthew, The Light That Gets Lost pg8

I recently read The Light That Gets Lost by Natasha Carthew but much to my surprise, I have mixed feelings upon finishing the novel. When I first picked it up the title and cover caught my attention, I loved the name of the novel and the blue colors splashed across the cover won me over- I couldn’t wait to read the book. However, after three chapters my heart sunk because it turns out this book wasn’t as good as it seems, in fact, I didn’t like it at all. There were bits that I thought were still somewhat well done and so lets begin with that.

I enjoyed how Carthew began with a really exciting prologue. The scene in which Trey’s family was in danger sparked lots of questions in me which caused me to really want to continue the story. I wanted to find out what happens to Trey, why his family was killed and many more questions. However, when Trey set foot in the camp the story began to tumble down for me.

I think a huge issue with this book was that I found it extremely hard to connect to the storyline and its characters. For one, I have never experience or been through the issues many of the characters faced and the character’s background and personalities weren’t quite like mine. For example, I couldn’t connect to Trey at all, his actions annoyed me and his decisions were nothing like what I would do. He was reckless and angered which got on my nerves during many situations. With Kay, I couldn’t quite connect with her either. I think that because I had couldn’t click or relate to the characters, I found it difficult to enjoy the book. I believe relatable characters or characters which pull you in are vital to creating a good book but there was a lack of that in this novel. The dialogue between the characters was also quite hard to understand the jargon and slang used by the characters made it pretty difficult to follow.The storyline was also quite hard to follow there were issues and problems here and there

The storyline was also quite hard to follow there were issues and problems here and there that added layers of confusion. I think there were too many loose ends in the book- the demons that lived inside of him was extremely confusing. There was no mention of demons in the first quarter of the book and they suddenly came into the story about 60% of the way through the novel. It made the story seem unrealistic and childish. I understand that it was a metaphor for his evil nature but I did not like the idea at all. In addition, the relationship development between Kay and Trey was quite poorly done. I didn’t see much romance or development between them and they didn’t even get together in the end. It felt like puppy love to me and I was really disappointed at the end of the book.

I wouldn’t say this book was a disappointment because I had high expectations, there were some things here and there that were enjoyable to read but overall, I didn’t quite enjoy it. I thought there were two many loose ends and I found it difficult to relate and connect with the characters. Perhaps, it was because I have never really experienced what had happened in the novel, which caused me to dislike the book. However, I have to say that I didn’t like it. Have you read The Light That Gets Lost? What did you think?

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#mythoughtson… The New Paper Towns Trailer

Hello! As promised, this is my thoughts and reaction to the new Paper Towns trailer and also the idea of a Paper Towns movie. This may contain spoilers, so, if you haven’t read this novel you should definitely go check it out.

When I discovered that Paper Towns was being made into a movie, I wasn’t surprised. Especially since, The Fault in Our Stars was such a big hit but the buzz for this movie doesn’t seem to rising as much as The Fault In Our Stars. John Green is an amazing author and I really hope this will live up to my high expectations.

I believe the casting for this movie was selected very well. Cara Delevingne is very similar to Margo Roth Spiegelman, she is really pretty and seems very fun. Nat Wolff has that awkwardness and chill personality, very much like Quentin. I’m glad John Green worked really close with the cast and directors because that means that John Green was there to help direct and correct anything that was different to the book.

Now onto the trailer… I believe the trailer was a very good impression of what the movie will be like. It wasn’t cheesy or anything, it had that “teenagery” vibe with reckless and funny acts. After seeing the trailer, I think they’ll focus on Quentin and Margo’s relationship more, unlike the book which didn’t show their relationship very well. I love who the trailer started with a voice over with Quentin talking about miracles because that is pretty much how the book started off.

Cara Delevingne didn’t seem to have that sarcastic energy I imagined Margo to have but we didn’t see much of her in the trailer. I am excited to see the ratio of the movie because I wonder how long they’ll make Quentin and Margo’s adventure and Quentin and his friend’s adventure when they look for Margo. I loved how they were mentioning Paper Towns quite a bit in the trailer but they didn’t explain what it was. I love the concept of a Paper Town and how they are just imaginative but real places.

My favorite scene in the trailer was when Margo and Quentin are overlooking the city and she says that the world is made up of paper towns, people and things and when you look at them from afar they are beautiful but when you are up close they are ugly. I am really upset that they are leaving out the sea-world scene because I thought that was vital scene because through that encounter their bond tightens. I am glad they used quotes from the book like, “She loved mysteries so much, she became one,”.

This book was such a fun novel to read and I really really hope the movie is just as good! Tell me your thoughts on the movie in the comments below! Did you like the trailer? Do you want Paper Towns to be made into a movie? That’s all guys!

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#mythoughtson… The New Mortal Instruments Covers

Hiya!!!! If you didn’t already The Mortal Instruments is revamping their covers, to a completely different set of covers. The covers were designed by Cliff Nielson, who also designed the current covers. The new covers of the novel will include Shadowhunter maps and each cover will display one of the main characters (So like, Clary, Jace, Simon and Isabelle). Now onto #mythoughts:

Okay, first of all, I just want to say I was not a big fan of the current covers, nor am I a big fan of these ones. Some are saying that it’s beautiful and some are saying that it’s not and personality I’m agreeing with the people that are saying “It’s not beautiful,”. The covers look like fan-art and they don’t really look professional enough. I’m not a big fan of the color scheme either. The cover reminds me of the Lux, Vampire Academy and the old Delirium covers, which all aren’t pretty because they have drawings or photos of people. It is really hard to pull off covers with people on it and the only ones I can think of off the top of my head that are actually pretty are The Selection covers.

I think the new The Mortal Instruments (TMI) cover has potential but it needs a bit of fixing up. I recently was on Tumblr and discovered that the German covers of TMI are soooooooooooo pretty:
Like look at how pretty these covers are. I am honestly breathless. I can’t believe these aren’t the American and UK covers.

The covers of The New Mortal Instruments should be a lot more professional. The Eleanor and Park covers are really cool and The Mortal Instruments deserves a beautiful cover.

Here is a fan-made cover designed by Risa Rodil and I absolutely adore this cover:d3891eedbc3e5c17c678cc188594f88c

These were my #mythoughtson… the new Mortal Instruments covers. Comment below telling me if you loved it or if you hated it:

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