Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda (Becky Albertalli)

>>  Nº 36 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A book set in high school <<

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Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

Oh My God! This book is so damn cute and amazing and I can’t get enough of it. I just liked this book so damn much!!!

The story is so funny and heartwarming, the relationship between Simon and all the people in his life is great, and his relationship with Blue is beyond great, it’s beautiful and cute and Simon’s parents are so great and… maybe you should just read it.

The alternation between Simon’s narration and his exchange of e-mails with Blue makes the book not only very easy to read, but it also makes the story move along and allows for a deeper understanding of those feelings. I could read a book just with all those e-mails…

I’m not going to say who Blue is, that’s the mystery throughout the whole book, and I think that the author did a great job at maintaining that mystery, with little hints here and there. But I have to say, I was over the moon when it was revealed, and the way it happened was beyond perfect!

I just really adored this book!

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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Shadowhunters BTS 2 (Malec & Izzy!)

Yesterday, some more photos on set were released…

First we had Emeraude Toubia Isabelle in white, for the Pandemonium scene, and I have to say, I’m really liking her vibe, I feel is very Isabelle-ish. Yes, in the book she wears a long dress, but just to cover the runes, which here are shown considerably faded (which I’m sure they will explain on the episode).

Then, a photo of a photo of Magnus was shared… And I’m starting to get curious, because from all the photos I would guess that they were shooting the Pandemonium scene, where we all know, Magnus wasn’t present, but hey, we have a picture of Magnus!

Then we had a glimpse of Kat and Alberto as Clary and Simon at Pandemonium:

After that, McG teased on twitter that he would show a Malec picture… if we behaved…

And now we have it!!!!

=D It’s kind of incredible that a Malec photo had more hype about it than the Clace one, but hey, Malec is everybody’s big ship, so I’m super cool with that. I actually think they both look nice. I’m a bit disappointed with the eyes… Magnus eyes are not catlike, and they really have to be, obviously this is a BTS, not a still, so it’s probable that this is not their final product. Alec’s eyes should be blue, but hey, Matthew Daddario has gorgeous eyes as it is, so I’m ok with that.

And now this… wow…