Song Of The Day#55-Knee Deep By Lydia

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Lydia was the first band that I posted about when I first started this meme. In anticipation for their upcoming album, Devil, I’m going to post another song y this band. I’m also posting this song a day after it was released to the public just because this band that much. Are you going to their North American Tour in the spring? I am. You should too if you know what’s good for you.

Lydia is an indie rock band from Gilbert, Arizona that was formed in 2003. In 2010, the band took a year-long hiatus because of a fight that was between Steve McGraw and Leighton Antelman. Currently, the band has four albums released with a fifth coming up. Knee Deep is off of their upcoming album, Devil.

Knee Deep is just so precious! The band has headed in a new direction, using different types of techno beats. Such an addicting song. I know that it just came out two days ago, but I’ve listened to this song at least a hundred times already.

My favourite part is:

Everything I learned I’ll soon forget it.
You tell me I fucked up well I guess I did then.
Just take me back to that day.

I don’t want to wait, I don’t want to wait, I don’t want to wait.
So I take my time. I take my time.
I don’t want to wait, I don’t want to wait, I don’t want to wait.
So I take my time. I take my time.
But if you stay it might get cold.

you can listen to Knee Deep here.

Lyrics are here.

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Heist Society By Ally Carter

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Publisher: Hyperion Disney

Genre: Adventure and Young Adult

Release Date: February 9, 2010

Pages: 287 (hard cover)

Goodreads

When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie travelled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own—scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving “the life” for a normal life proves harder than she’d expected.

Soon, Kat’s friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring Kat back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has a good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat’s father isn’t just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help.

For Kat, there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it’s a spectacularly impossible job? She’s got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family’s history–and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.

(My Opinion)

An adventurous mission with a lot of twists and surprises and a complicated romance? With a bunch of teens? The reasons why Ally Carter is one of my favourite authors is beautifully shone in this novel. I felt for Kat and her crew throughout. The writing is smooth, enjoyable, and kind of perfect. Heist Society is like a teen version of Ocean’s eleven or Catch That Kid. Only more badass with characters that stick with you long after the book is done. They all feel real, like I was watching this in a movie theatre or quietly watching from a distance while its being told. The ending was not what I was expecting either.

The only thing that I probably didn’t like about this book is how little the relationship between Kat and Nick is. I wish the relationship between them formed a little bit more.

There is a mysterious grace that Kat Bishop has and it makes everyone around feel intimidated. She’s strong, determined, and is as quiet as a cat. I flew through this book because it’s fast paced with so much happening that I couldn’t put it down. Heist Society made me laugh more than once and also pulled on my heart-strings. I love the mystery that surrounds Hale and his family because it kept me guessing throughout the book about how his life was before he met Kat. The many twists and turns was easy for me to follow the ride along with her. I love that Ally Carter decided to write the book in third person too because I get to know the story from some of the other characters’ perspectives.

Even though I only shed a few tears for this book, it is still an amazing read, one that I will never forget. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good heist book that will defiantly keep you entertained and surprise you. I am anxiously awaiting the third book in this series, Perfect Scoundrels which will be out next year February.

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Song Of The Day#43-Timebomb By States

I have to admit, I used to think that this band was not worth my time. I thought they were going to let me down because I love Lydia and Copeland was such an amazing band. I was really upset about Mindy White leaving and Copeland breaking up but the second I started listening to this song, I fell in love.

States is a female-fronted rock band from the US that formed in 2010. Two bands breaking up started the formation of States (Lydia and Copeland) which the band puts that they were “blessed with perfect timing.” Currently, the band has one EP and one album out. Timebomb is off of their album, Room To Run.

Timebomb is a song about being who you are because that’s who are are.

My favourite part is:

They said we’ll make you right into a star
Into a star
They said we’ll make you right into a star
‘Cause that’s what you are
I’m like a timebomb rushing around, rushing around
I’m like a timebomb, rushing around
They said, we’ll make you right into a star
‘Cause that’s what you are

You can listen to timebomb here.

Lyrics are here.

Good Love (Pioneer B-Side) By The Maine

5/5-Finally! New music by The Maine. The maine knows exactly how to get everyone excited for new music and actually deliver what they have promised. New, funky, easy to sing along to tunes about life and love. When I saw them in concert and bought a bracelet, it read, good love will find me. I didn’t know what it meant until I found a bad quality YouTube video of them playing that song. Thank god they recorded a better version because it’s an amazing song.

(About The Band)

The Maine  is an American rock band from Tempe, Arizona. Formed in 2007. The band was founded by Pat Kirch (drummer) and Garrett Nickelsen (Bassist) when they were still in high school. Even though they’re from Arizona, the name Maine comes from a song by a very respected band called, Ivory. They got their name from their song, The Coast Of Maine great song as well). The Maine have 3 EPs: stay Up, Get Down, …And A Happy New Year,  In Darkness And In Light and Good Love. And 3 albums out: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, Black And White, and Pioneer. Members of the band are: John O’Callaghan (vocals), Jared Monaco (lead guitarist), Kennedy Brock (back up guitarist), Garrett Nickelsen (bass), and Pat Kirch (drums).

Songs on the EP (click the title to listen to them!)

1. I Want You– 3:51

2. I’m Leaving– 4:15

3. You’ll Never Know– 3:53

4. Goodbye– 3:28

5. Take Me Dancing– 5:06

6. Hello World– 3:37

7. Good Love– 5:15

There isn’t one song that I don’t like or enjoy off of this. Everything is just great.

This EP is by far my favourite out of all the Eps just because they know exactly what they want, and John’s voice is steady and confident now. I love how the beat and how it starts off slow but easily quickens while everything else is still in synch. If you loved their Pioneer album then you will definitely love this EP.

The Vast Fields Of Ordinary By Nick Burd

4.8/5-This book was amazing. It hit so close to home for me and I loved the humour.

(Summary)

It’s Dade’s last summer at home. He has a crappy job at Food World, a “boyfriend” who won’t publicly acknowledge his existence (maybe because Pablo also has a girlfriend), and parents on the verge of a divorce. College is Dade’s shining beacon of possibility, a horizon to keep him from floating away. Then he meets the mysterious Alex Kincaid. Falling in real love finally lets Dade come out of the closet – and, ironically, ignites a ruthless passion in Pablo. But when tragedy struck, will Dade be able to let go of his past and start fresh?

(My Opinion)

The plot of this story is similar to other books about gay teens but there were so many twists and surprises that set this book apart from the rest. The best character had to be Alex Kincaid himself! He was mysterious, loved sex, did drugs, and knew how to party. What I learned from this book was that, if you pushed the one you love away for long enough, they won’t be waiting for you and they will move on. Also that having to watch as they become happy with someone else could lead to drastic things.

The only thing I didn’t like about this book was the ending. I truly don’t know whether I liked it or not, it seemed like something was missing about the ending.

There were so many things that I loved about this book. Like other gay books, I loved the struggle Dade had to go through to figure out if he truly wanted to be with Pablo or move on. The way Nick Burd wrote this book was beautiful, I could follow it like I was watching a movie. Nick Burd did a great job with forming the relationship between not only Dade and Alex, Dade and Lucy, but as well as Dade and Pablo. What made me cry was near the end, the tragedy was shocking. I wasn’t expecting it yet I was expecting something at that level. The Vast Fields Of Ordinary is an amazing book for anyone who is going through a struggle with their sexuality and with friends.  I want Nick Dade to come out with another book so that I can read it and hopefully fall in love with it.

The Summer I Turned Pretty By Jenny Han

4.2/5- This book is really touching and I found myself constantly thinking about it. Belly is about to spend her last summer at cousin beach before everyone gets too busy to go there any more. She has been going to that beach ever since she was born for the summer. But what happens when the people in her life are being threaten to be taken away from her? And that love really doesn’t change?

What I don’t like about this book is that it really bored me in the beginning and the storyline was just like all of the others. I also hated how there was the ‘I have to choose between these two brothers’ type of feeling to this book.

What I like about this is book is the ending. I never would have thought that Jenny Han would have put such a punch of an ending and then wrap it around into something special. I am dying to read the second book in this series by Jenny Han and see what happens.