Forever Is A Lie has moved (yes, again)!

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Hey y’all! Remember when last year (I think October/November-ish? I’m not sure) when I moved from the subdomain octobertune.foreverisalie.nl to this main domain? In that post I talked about how I was thinking about buying a complete new domain and continuing the blog there.

Well, I’ve finally purchased a new domain for my blog, and will move there within a week! In fact, I have already moved everything from this blog there, I just need to move my bloglovin’ followers (again, sorry bloglovin’), so that’s why I am posting this (otherwise I would have just have you guys being redirected to the new blog).

From now on, I’ll be blogging on October Tune (yes, still the same name, but the url is different, it matches the name now, yay)! This also means I’ll be making proper photography pages and will make some more subdomains for other stuff! I am really excited to finally have this url because I’ve been wanting this ever since I kind of adopted the name October Tune.

I hope to see you there! FIAL will be there for a bit longer, I’m not sure how long (I still need to cancel it), but everyone who visits this website will just be redirected to the new one, after the followers have been moved of course.

For now, just click here to go to my new website! 

Review: Red Queen

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Red Queen #1
Victoria Aveyard
Fantasy
Harper Teen
10 January 2015
Paperback
388 pages
Purchased

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.

To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard--a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.

A while back I heard about Red Queen, and was immediately intrigued by the cover. It just looks gorgeous, wow! It took me a while to actually pick it up, because I heard some mixed things about it, but when I finally did I got pulled right into the story and couldn’t stop reading.

Red Queen tells the story of Mare Barrow, who is a Red. In this world, there are two kinds of people – Reds and Silvers. Silvers are the beautiful people with wonderful powers, and Reds are – well, the poor people basically. But then it turns out that Mare has powers too, and she’s immediately sucked right into the Silver court, having to pretend to be Silver, pretend she’s happily engaged to one of the princes. But you and I both know that will never last.

At first I was a bit cross with the fact that there would be another book series with ANOTHER love triangle, but in the end I must say this one didn’t really bother me at all, because I knew right from the start there wasn’t really that much of a triangle thing going on. But still, I decided that I want books with love triangle to come with a warning, like ‘WARNING: LOVE TRIANGLE’ or something like that, so I can proceed with caution.

I really liked the main character, Mare, and her family was amazing as well. I liked her friend, Kilorn, even though sometimes I could just smack him in the face because he did something I didn’t want him to do. I wasn’t too sure about the princes at first, but I think Cal kind of grew on me in the end. Maven, I am still not too sure what to think about him.. I kind of saw that plot twist of him being the evil person in the story coming from MILES ahead, and I wasn’t that shocked when it turned out to be true in the end. I absolutely HATED the king and queen, but I guess that’s what the author wanted when she wrote them.

The world building was done very well, but I really wished there was a map of the world they live in so I could imagine it better, because now it was just a tiny bit confusing for me at some points. Maybe there’ll be a map in the next book? *fingers crossed*. It was a bit¬†confusing as well, because the setting felt so historical – but then there were mentions of TV screens and security cameras and (I guess) cars and stuff, so then you know it’s a very futuristic/dystopian story.

A lot of people had talked about THAT PLOT TWIST so I was expecting something massive to happen. Unfortunately, for me at least, I had guessed both plot twists (or well, the massive plot twist and the reveal at the end) already so it wasn’t really that surprising to me, which is just such a shame. But I like the way they were written, and I think the author did a good job! Her writing just sucked me right out of my reading slump and I really hope I will be able to read books at my normal pace again after this!

In the end, I loved Red Queen even though it wasn’t that surprising to me. I will certainly read the next two books and hope those will be just as great as the first one!

My opinion on this book in one gif:


(yes it’s Nori and Bombur with party glasses…. It’s a HobbitCon thing! Gif credit)

Ten Complete Bookseries I Own

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I have only posted one thing this month, and I feel really awful for that. I do have some blog ideas so I hope I can work them out soon, and I owe you some reviews of books that I recently finished. So I’ll get working on that this weekend, hopefully! I have decided to participate in Top Ten Thursday, the Dutch version of Top Ten Tuesday organised by Emmy from Zon en Maan, because the subject this week is a nice one. Your top ten of complete book series that you own. Here is my list, in no particular order (and yes Leggy wanted to be in every picture so there he is).

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The Slated series by Teri Terry – I have read the first two, Slated and Fractured, and LOVED THEM so much! I still haven’t started Shattered, because I’m having a bit of a reading slump, and I really want to be able to concentrate on the book so I’m saving it for later!

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