Random Thoughts: Bridgerton Season 1 and 2

Hello Lovely Readers!

After telling myself I wouldn’t watch it because Historical Fiction isn’t for me, here I am. What a joke that was because from the first episode I was hooked! This made my sister quite happy since she has been telling me to watch it since it first came out. She had someone to finally talk about it with.

I will try to keep this review of both seasons spoiler-free. If I can’t for some reason then I will be sure to let you know that a spoiler is ahead!

I absolutely adored season one! There is nothing I didn’t like about it. It sets up the characters nicely and I enjoyed seeing where their story arcs went. The only character I probably disliked the most would be Lady Featherington for obvious reasons, ha. She did grow on me a little in season two when it came to protecting her family but she is still something else.

Simon and Daphne got a lot of screen time in season one compared to our couple in season two. I think that is why I liked the first more. You really understood them better and the struggles they faced was all the more real and heartfelt. I cried and laugh way too much! Although I won’t complain much about that because it shows that I did really enjoy it.

I know that many didn’t like love triangle that appeared in season 2 and I will say that it didn’t bother me too much as I kind of saw it from a different perspective. I know my sister wasn’t impressed with it because it veered far from the book. I haven’t read them so I just went in blind. It was probably for the best. I do want to read them eventually.

One thing that I loved was the music! How impressive is it to turn pop songs we already know into classical? It was such a nice touch and has had me listening to the songs since then, lol. It is a nice edition to the Encanto soundtrack.

The settings, costumes, and everything else was just glorious! I’ll take one of each please.

Each season ends on quite the cliffhanger from different plot points and I don’t know how I will survive until season three. I am very curious to see which of the siblings will get their romance, or maybe it will be Penelope. Only time will tell!

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Anime Review: The Vampire Knight (Season One)

Hello!

This is a different post than usual. I am not sure how many times I will do one like this as I don’t watch much but have been watching here and there instead of listening to audiobooks. Oops!

Anyways, let’s get into what I thought about this anime.

I do remember watching some of this show back in the day as a teen. I am pretty sure I never finished because I was waiting for season two and then just didn’t get around to finishing it. I saw it on Netflix the other day and decided to start it once again.

I was definitely a fan of the characters in the beginning. They all have interesting backgrounds, especially the main three: Zero, Kaname, and Yuki. As the season progresses I found myself being okay with everyone but Yuki.

Yuki is one of those characters that if this were a book I would have dnfed or rated lowly. She is stubborn in ways but is also dumb when it comes to her choices. I just couldn’t stand her thinking and the choices she did make. I understand wanting to help those close to you but she just kept putting herself in unnecessary deadly situations and I couldn’t help but be annoyed by it.

Even though she was the worst, I continued the series for the rest of the characters and the plot. I admire the dedication that the night class students have for Kaname, even if it is because he is a pureblood. Some of them can also be quite funny.

I am kind of iffy on whether or not I will watch season two though. The first season does end on a cliffhanger but I don’t know if it is enough to make me want to be invested as it is much longer of a season. Only time will tell!

Have you watched this anime? Would you recommend season two?

Let me know in the comments below!

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Sword of Destiny (The Witcher #0.75): Book Review

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25454056._SY475_Title: Sword of Destiny (The Witcher #0.75)
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Genre: Fantasy/Short Stories
Publication Date: 1992 (That was my birth year! haha)

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The Witcher returns in this action-packed sequel to The Last Wish, in the series that inspired The Witcher video games.

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety.

In this collection of short stories, following the adventures of the hit collection THE LAST WISH, join Geralt as he battles monsters, demons and prejudices alike…” (Goodreads)

reviewheaderThis is the second book in the series and is full of short stories. I didn’t like this one as much as The Last Wish. I liked probably a little over half of the stories in this one. It took me a bit to read it but since I started The Witcher on Netflix I knew I needed to get back into reading the books.

Geralt is obviously full of mystery and can get into some interesting situations. My favorite part of the book was the beginning. Dandelion is a great bard and I loved him trailing behind Geralt. I also enjoyed that story because there was a dragon and Yennefer makes an appearance too.

There are other stories that include mermaids, krakens, and even dryads! The last part of the book is bascially the beginning of the show. It was fascinating to see how different they both are. Obviously I will say the book is better because of certain things that would be spoilers. I still think the show is good and will do a review on it once I finish it.

Overall, I am in love with Geralt. He is a great character that doesn’t pick any side. He chooses to do what is best. Now, I’ll continue to listen to my favorite song out of the tv show, haha.