Saturday, April 30, 2016

Reading Right Now! (63)

What I'm Reading Right Now! is...


-- The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre-- I'm about 100 pages in which according to is 28%-- I heard about this on booktube, the people I was watching were really liking it. It's about a girl named Deanna, who believes that if she ever leaves her apartment, she'll kill all kinds of people. So she stays locked up in her apartment, ordering all she needs to survive off the internet. She also earns her income on the internet, she works as a cam girl. She preforms sexual acts for money. So yes, this is a very adult read. There is a lot of sex acts described in great detail. That's about all I know so far.
I'm liking it, but it is a little strange, a little weird. Sometimes I'm just like, what the crap am I reading. I would hate to have someone read over my shoulder while I'm reading this because I'm afraid they would think that I'm a freak. Does anyone else have that problem or fear when reading books with a bunch of sexy time?
It's been a very quick read so far. The chapters are super short. I don't know what exactly's going to happen next, but I think Deanna might have to catch a really sick killer. So I can see why people like it, it's a very addictive, if strange, read.

-- The Uninvited by Cat Winters-- I started this one today and am on page 40 currently, which according to Goodreads is about 11%-- Started this one today and I'm liking it so far. It is set in 1918 during the outbreak of the flu epidemic. The country is also being ravaged by war and strong anti-German sentiment. Our main character Ivy is just recovering from the flu when her father and brother come into the house covered in blood. They have just killed a German resident of their town and will probably face no repercussions. Ivy is appalled at what her family has done, wants nothing more to do with them, and so she leaves home. I'm not sure what her overall plan is, considering she's a 25 year old, unmarried woman who's only income comes from teaching piano lessons. Oh, Ivy can also see ghosts, the ghosts tend to appear right before someone dies.
I read a short story by Cat Winters in the anthology Slasher Girls and Monster Boys and really enjoyed it. She tends to write historical fiction, which I love, with a small, supernatural twist maybe. Anyway, I'm excited to get more into this.

Also Plan on Starting

-- I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh-- I won this through the Goodreads FirstReads Program. So, I got this for free to read and review. I highly recommend entering as many giveaways as you can on Goodreads, because what is better than Free Books! I've just got to get better at reading and reviewing all the books I end up winning.
Anyway, what I know about this is that it's about a mother that loses her son to a hit and run accident. I think she blames herself a lot. Then the synopsis says something about two detectives taking up the case. I've heard really good things about it from those who have already read it. It's categorized as a thriller with some massive twists. I can't wait to get into it. It releases May 3, 2016. So it's almost out into the world and I really need to read it. I'm hoping that I love it as much as everyone else.

So that's what I'm Reading Right Now! Tell me what you are reading in the comments below. I always do like to know. If you've read any of my current reads, tell me what you thought of them. Happy Reading!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Review: Hemlock (Hemlock #1) by Kathleen Peacock

Title: Hemlock
Author: Kathleen Peacock
Published by: Katherine Tegen Books
Released: 2012
Summary: Mackenzie Dobson's life turned upside down when her best friend Amy got murdered by a white werewolf. Ever since the U.S. Government had announced the existence of werewolves and Lupine Syndrome, humans have lived in fear, and those infected have lived in hiding. Mac decides that the only way Amy's ghost will stop haunting her dreams, is to find and catch the werewolf responsible. Mac experiences more danger and deception than she expected, and she is pulled between two boys in the process. Full of action, romance, danger, and werewolves: Hemlock is a fantastic read and great start to a series.
My Thoughts: I really, really loved this book. When I started this at the last week of April, I had really been having a ho-hum reading month. Every book that I had read was just okay, but didn't have that magic about it. Hemlock grabbed me right from page one with the danger, gore, and premise. It was such a quick, fun read. I enjoyed the world, Mack, Jason, Kyle, and just really everything.
There were times when I was conflicted about what side to be on. I could see where the fear from humans came from, and at the same time, I could feel the unjustness placed upon those infected. It didn't take me a very long time to become pro-werewolf though.
The Trackers and Branson Derby were really good enemies, and they were believable in that world context. They were despicable, in that they posed as serving the greater good and protecting humanity, when really, they were hate-filled, vigilante groups.
My only peeve would be the love triangle aspect. It always feels just too convenient and unrealistic when every male character falls in love with the heroine. But I definitely like both boys and am conflicted as to which boy should be with her.
So yeah, throughly enjoyed every second of this book and can't wait to get my hands on the sequel. For readers who love a good urban fantasy, give this one a shot, cause it just might be that book you need to get out of a reading rut.
A Howling Good Time!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What Did I Think Of: The 100: Season 3, Episode 12 -Demons- (SPOILERS!)

This week's episode was a little interesting because it seemed to take a bit of a detour from what the season has been so far. Well, half of the episode took a departure, the other half continued on with the AI mayhem. This episode was split into two parts: Polis and Arkadia, so that's how I'm going to set up my review. I enjoyed this week's episode. These last few episodes are also helping bring back that feel of The 100 Seasons 1 and 2, which is a plus for me. I love seeing our band of misfits, originals, whatever you want to call them, back together again. I've mentioned it before and I'll mention it again, it's been a real struggle for me in Season 3, having my band of merry men in complete different places. I really think the magic is when they are all together, united against a common foe, helping each other out, and surviving in this crazy world they've found themselves in.
So onto the review...

Polis (aka Murphy is an unhappy love slave)

We get a whole lot of Murphy in this episode, which I'm fine with. Murphy has been a character who's really grown on me as the Seasons have progressed. He's a little trapped at the moment. Still at the beck and call of the crazy Ontari as the fake flamekeeper. Things aren't looking too bright for him. I mean, it's not like he's being tortured or anything, but I just got the feeling that he's trapped and stuck in a situation he doesn't want to be in, but can't find a way out of. I think Murphy really regrets staying with Clarke, and not escaping when he had the chance. Yes, I still blame Clarke for abandoning him there.

And finally, Emori makes her way back to Murphy. I'd been kind of wondering where she's been. It was so nice to see Murphy happy for a little bit, but then he also felt so guilty for not being true to her. He lets Emori know what's going on, and she doesn't get mad at him. At first glance, it's cool that she's so understanding. At second glance, it's a little weird that she's not at least a little mad or hurt. So Murphy has a little happiness with Emori before Ontari ruins it, and summons for his presence. Murphy's happiness is always so short lived.
Murphy is called to stand with Ontari as she takes questions and requests from her new subjects. A strange, cloaked man is next in line. And crap-on-a-stick, it's crazy Jaha. He's made his way to Polis to cause more mayhem.

What's most frustrating about this part is that Murphy is betrayed again. Emori has joined the City of Light. No wonder she wasn't mad about the whole Ontari thing, because her brain has been taken over by that annoying woman in red, ALIE. I felt so bad for Murphy. The heartbreak. The betrayal. The frustration of Jaha actually convincing people to join in on his stupid plan and ruining everything. So Murphy ends up betrayed, out of Ontari's good graces, and locked up. Polis has fallen. Crap crap crap.

We're Doomed.

Arkadia (aka campy horror style)

The episode starts off with a ghost story, a campfire tale of horror, which helps set the tone for this half of the episode. Everything that happened in Arkadia was terrifying, but kind of campy at the same time. It had that horror/slasher movie feel. The episode starts with Miller, Harper, and Brian telling ghost stories, and then the ghost stories come true. They are abducted by a mystery man!!!

Cut to the rest of the gang entering a creepy, abandoned Arkadia, with the intention of finding Lincoln's journal, and then continuing on the quest to find Luna? maybe? possibly?

I've mentioned this before, but I love seeing them all back together! It took too long this Season for them to all get back together. Some people loved all the separate storylines, I was not one of them. It would have been so much better for me, if Clarke's pointless stay in Polis had been cut much, much shorter. This is where the magic is right here, when the gang is all back together fighting for their people.
But the Arkadia they come back to is suuuuuper sketchy. All the zombiefied ALIE residents have left, presumably on their trek to accomplish phase 2 of the evvvilll plot.

Arkadia is abandoned. It looks like people just walked off and left in the middle of eating and living. The lights are flickering, (I don't actually know why they are doing that. Maybe to just add to the creepy/slasher vibe) and Bellamy can't get Miller, Harper, and Brian on the walkie. Things are not looking good. Once inside the compound, the team splits up (BAD IDEA, always a bad idea to split up in a horror situation).

Bellamy goes off on his own to scout, look for weapons, and just investigate in general. Octavia and Jasper go off to find Lincoln's journal (the sadness :( I miss Lincoln). The mystery horror man also manages to knock out Jasper and capture Octavia in this sequence. Raven, Monty, Sinclair, and Clarke go off to try to figure out more about ALIE 2. Raven now has all kinds of insight from having ALIE 1 in her brain, and together the team manages to activate the chip with some words. What does all this mean? 

Raven also seems weirdly interested in that chip, like almost too interested. I would think, after all the trouble she went through of getting ALIE 1 out of her head, she would be very cautious about the second AI. But I mean, she puts her face reeeeeaaaal close to that thing, so close, it almost looks like it's going to enter her.


Monty and Clarke find themselves in a creepy, flickering light hallway. Some creepy music starts playing. Clarke decides to find the source of the creepy music. Monty offers up words of immense wisdom, that IT'S NOT SMART TO FOLLOW THE CREEPY MUSIC. BAD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN CREEPY MUSIC IS PRESENT. COMMON SENSE SAYS NOT TO FOLLOW THE MUSIC. RUN THE OTHER WAY! Does Clarke listen to Monty? Of course not. Does she ever listen to anybody. So following the creepy music turned out to be a bad idea (shocker). Clarke and Monty get attacked by mystery horror man, Clarke manages to get away, and abandons Monty, doesn't even try to save him. Shameful. And she runs straight into Bellamy's arms!

The mystery/horror man then goes after Raven and Sinclair. Bellamy tries to warn them, but he is too late. There was a whole bunch of night vision and mayhem. And the most upsetting part of the episode happened, another death, a death that really did just feel pointless. Sinclair died protecting Raven. I don't know why he had to die. Why The 100 writers felt it necessary to kill the only adult in that little group, Raven's adoptive father, why put Raven through more pain. Yeah, that death just felt unnecessary. There have been a lot of deaths this season, some deaths that really angered people, some deaths I understood because what was happening in real life, some deaths that just happened to have a death, and then a pointless death that was suffered by Sinclair. The deaths that I'm most mad about this season are Lincoln, Sinclair, Monroe, and even in a sense, Monty's mom, just because it was Monty that had to pull the trigger. I would really like not to have to suffer a loss for the rest of the season, but I know that probably won't happen.

R.I.P. SINCLAIR. You will be missed and you should have been spared. You were OG cast member from Season 1. They should have just let you survive. Writers, I'm not pleased.

And the Big Reveal: Mystery Man of Evil is...
Emerson!! Our old Mount Weather foe.

Can't say I was surprised, because I expected that it was him. That dirty dog. He's captured all of Clarke's friends and has them all tied up. Clarke is ready to go full martyr and asks Bellamy to take the ALIE 2 chip and get it to Luna. Bellamy tells her that he's not letting her go alone, that that's a stupid plan, yayy!! But yeah, that was a stupid plan Clarke. To just sacrifice yourself. Not that Bellamy's plan was that good either, but it was better than Clarke's. I guess they really didn't have that much time to think of a good plan. 
Emerson tells Clarke to come to the airlock, where he's holding all her friends. He figures out Bellamy's with her and threatens Octavia to get Bellamy to surrender, it works. Emerson's ultimate plan is to make Clarke suffer what he's suffered. He wants her to watch all her friends die by locking them all in the airlock and suffocating them. 
I was very tense during this part of the episode, cause I didn't know how they were going to get out of this one. Who or what was going to save them? I knew they couldn't all die. Imagine the riots in the streets from that one. In the end, it's ALIE 2 that saves the day. Clarke activates it and then shoves it into Emerson's neck. And now we know why only Nightbloods can absorb the ALIE 2

That chip will cause you to be real dead, real fast. Some people will argue that a certain, dead character is responsible for taking out Emerson, but that's just ridiculous. Delusions.
But man, what a violent death. Bleeding out the eyeballs and everything. Clarke really did go and kill everybody from the Mountain now.
In a way, I kind of felt bad for Emerson. Losing all his people, being the only one of his kind left, but I guess death is what he was really after. What kind of life is it when you've lost everybody that ever meant anything to you? I mean, a chunk of the Mountain Men deserved the death they got for messing with The 100. But isn't it an interesting conundrum to consider how Skaikru, Mountain Men, Grounders, are all just doing what it takes for their people to survive. How what one decides to do to survive can make you monstrous. The Walking Dead is another show that just explores this idea really well. There are no good guys.
But yeah, everybody survives! Well, everybody except Sinclair. Bellamy brings out Lincoln's body (sob sob sob) and they have a funeral of sorts for him and Sinclair. They burn the bodies, because that's the way it's done in Grounder tradition. Octavia finally, really breaks down. So sad. The last thing of note is that the group splits up again. Bellamy, Clarke, Jasper, and Octavia going to find Luna, while Monty, Miller, Harper, Brian, and Raven stay at Arkadia to work on defeating ALIE. Sad to see them split up. I hope everybody stays alive. And I'm a little sad that Monty and Jasper didn't share a hug goodbye. JONTY I need you to make up.

Episode Grade B+
Enjoyed seeing my gang back together. The ALIE storyline is moving right along. My poor, poor Murphy. RIP Sinclair. Excited for next week's episode, but please, just keep my characters alive.

imgaes taken from google images and weirdly, they still don't have the stills from Episode 11.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Review: The Conspiracy of Us (The Conspiracy of Us #1) by Maggie Hall

Title: The Conspiracy of Us (The Conspiracy of Us #1)
Author: Maggie Hall
Published by: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Released: 2014
Summary: Avery never stays in one place for long. Her Mom's job involves frequent moves to various states and small towns. Avery has learned to not get attached to people or things. She's always had questions about her mysterious father and his family. Then Avery's dream comes true, she learns that her family is part of a secret society that practically rules the world. This family is also on the hunt for The One, the girl with the violet eyes, and a hidden tomb. Objects and people that are said to change the world. Avery becomes embroiled in this hunt to save her friends and maybe even herself.
My Thoughts: This was what I wanted, and yet, not everything that I wanted. I found the premise to be something really interesting, something that I enjoyed reading about. Secret societies, powerful families, epic treasure hunts - They all just call my name, but for whatever reason, this book and I just never formed that awesome connection. I still had fun reading it though, and do want to see how the sequel turns out.
I didn't feel like this story had a real beginning. I kind of felt like I got dropped into an ongoing thing. I also felt kind of lost through the first half of the book. Avery was going on this grand adventure and I didn't really know why. she didn't even know why. Avery jumped into an unknown situation and I didn't get why. It seemed like she abandoned common sense, and she didn't seem like the type of girl who would do that.
I just felt there was something lacking in the story that kept me from really connecting. Part of that could be because I felt lost, in the dark, as to what was happening, and what the ultimate goal was.
I'm not sure how I feel about the romance either. I like Jack, but there's something about Stellan that just makes him more interesting. Stellan is the guy I might be rooting for.
I did really enjoy the premise/idea for the story. That was what kept me reading and why I'll probably continue on with the next book.
All in all, I'm mixed on this one. I liked it, but at the same time, felt something was missing, off. So, I liked reading it, but never fell in love with the story. It's a weird feeling to have, not being able to put my finger on just why I never 100% connected. The sequel will be on my TBR though. I'm interested to find out what will happen next.
Fun Premise

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Reading Right Now! (62)

What I'm Reading Right Now! is...


--Alienated (Alienated #1) by Melissa Landers: Well, I've made some progress since last week. I'm probably about 3/4 of the way through. I'm enjoying this one. It's got a kind of addicting, cute quality about it. I'm enjoying it definitely. 
For those that don't know, this is a story about a girl who has to share her house with an alien exchange student. They are completely different, but slowly start to befriend and understand each other.
-- The 100: Day 21 (Book #2) by Kass Morgan: Made a little progress in this too. I'm about halfway through. I'm really enjoying the book. It's nothing like the TV show, but that's what makes it interesting. The concept is the same, 100 juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth 300 years after a nuclear apocalypse (the show has them going back 97 years later or something), but everything after that is different. Different characters, different plots, different motivations. It's just interesting experiencing both. And I can say that I'm a fan of both.

And I'd like to get to, but I don't think it will happen

--Nameless: A Tale of Beauty and Madness (#1) by Lili St. Crow: I say I don't think it will happen because this is coming up due at the library rather quickly. I always think that I will have the Reading Skills to finish it in like 2 days, but then that doesn't happen. I did just put it on hold again, (from a different library system, don't judge) so hopefully this one will get read soon. I read Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow and really enjoyed that, so I thought, how could I go wrong with this. I don't really remember what this one is about, I was kind of just drawn to the cover.

So that's what I'm Reading Right Now! I feel like my descriptions and explanations were all over the place. I guess I'm just not focused tonight or something. I don't know. Anyway, what are you Reading Right Now!? Let me know in the comments below.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Review: Delia's Shadow (Delia Martin #1) by Jaime Lee Moyer

Title: Delia's Shadow
Author: Jaime Lee Moyer
Published by: Tor
Released: 2013
Summary: Delia has always been able to see ghosts, they walk the streets around her, and cling to places they had known in life. San Francisco is especially ghost heavy after the earthquake and fires that occurred in 1906. When the ghosts become too much, Delia flees to New York to live her life in peace. It isn't long before she's called back to San Francisco, haunted by a ghost that wants something from her. This ghost has been the victim of a killer who is killing again, and it's up to Delia to stop him. With the help of the handsome detective Gabe, her friend Sadie, and Sadie's fiancee Jack. Perfect for people who like ghosts, historical fiction, sexy detectives, and catching killers. 
My Thoughts; I was very excited for Delia's Shadow, it contained some of my favorite things to read about in one book. I love ghost stories, historical settings, and the race to catch a killer. I thought this was going to be a book that I would enjoy to the fullest, but it didn't turn out as great as I hoped for.
I didn't read this book too fast, because I would sometimes get bored and lose interest, and then I had some schoolwork hanging down on me and coming due. It took me a week and a half to finish this, which is unusual for me.
The other reason why I don't think I loved this book was the main character was kind of a bore. She wasn't very exciting, and there was nothing that really drew me to her. Delia was just mehh.
I did really like Gabe though. I think I would have much rather enjoyed the story if it had all been told from his point of view.
I also didn't find the romance really full of chemistry or heart racing scenes. You could tell from the start that they would be together, but the romance set up just felt blah.
The ghostly scenes were pretty intense though. So A for those.
All in all, this book was an okay read. Not the best, not the worst. There is a sequel coming out and I might read that if I find it at my library. This book had all the ingredients for greatness, but it never really got there.
Could have been great.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

What Did I Think Of: The 100: Season 3, Episode 11 -Nevermore- (SPOILERS!!)

Let's see if I can make this short. I feel like there's a chance I can accomplish a short review, because Nevermore focused just on one storyline. Yayy!
Nevermore was all about rescuing Raven. Getting that evil ALIE out of her head. And finally the whole team was back together!!

Poor Octavia

Octavia was really struggling this episode with where she belongs. She kind of feels like she belongs nowhere. She's not Skaikru, and she's not Grounder. On the ground, it's always been her and Lincoln against the world, without him, she doesn't know what to do. She shared some awesome moments with Monty this episode. He really helped convince her that she's one of The 100, that she'll always be one of them. It was so sweet. I love Monty. At the end of the episode, she comes to the realization that she belongs with The 100. That the way they survive is together. 

ALIE Makes Raven Really Mean

Everyone applaud Lindsey Morgan cause she's got skills. She switched between ALIE persona, desperation persona, and crazy persona so seamlessly.
ALIE made Raven soooo mean though. Since Raven was spirited away by Jasper in the white van (that might have been a lame attempt at a kidnap joke, I apologize) in the last episode, ALIE and her zombie minions have no idea where Raven is. ALIE instructs Raven to figure out where she's being kept so the mob can be alerted. Because of this, Raven can't be trusted and has to be tied up. When she's not pulling out her shoulder socket to escape, or biting people to piss them off, she's spewing some really mean, maybe true, comments to everyone.
She brings up Maya to Jasper, which of course causes him to lose it. He's already got a really thin breaking point, so I totally believed his reaction.
She says something to Clarke about killing people and then mentions that she probably killed Lexa too...

Clarke's blow up reaction didn't really make sense to me though. It didn't make sense the first time when she yelled at Lexa that she was going to kill her, and it doesn't make sense now. I don't see Clarke's character as the blow up type. Like I feel she doesn't let her anger show, just keeps that whole composed demeanor going. I guess I was wrong about her.
The most heart-wrenching one was seeing Raven lash out at Bellamy. He just sat there and took it. What she was saying to him was stuff he already thought about himself. This whole struggle with whether or not he's a monster and all that.

Wait, Monty what just happened???

Okay, little bit of backstory. Monty and Octavia have to go to the original dropship to retrieve a strong enough magnet in order for the whole frying ALIE chip to work. While there, craziness happens. Monty's mom shows up, except she's not all-the-way Monty's mom, she's been taken over by ALIE too, and commanded to stop Monty from getting the magnet. The whole thing was just so intense and sad. Octavia jumps into the fight and ends up in a precarious situation. Monty has to save her, and in order to do that, he kills his Mom. Shoots her dead.

I mean, I can't say that I ever really liked Monty's mom. With her crazy dedication to Pike, betraying her own son, but I was willing to let her try and redeem herself. And Monty having to kill her was just soooo damaging, especially when he realized that it was possible for his mom to be saved, that ALIE can be removed under the right circumstances. I don't know how he's going to deal with that moving on.


Even though all our favorites are finally back together, there was still so much tension in the group. They are not the same characters that banded together in Season 1. Clarke and Bellamy still have some unresolved issues to work out. Jasper and Monty have to get back to being best friends again. Octavia has to figure out what an important part to the group she is. I was so happy to see them all back together, but it almost feels like they all need to sit down and have a really big heart-to-heart talk. There's a lot of stuff that needs to be discussed, and I felt like it just kind of got ignored in the big race to save Raven.

Random Thoughts

-I just shook my head when Clarke walked in and took charge of everybody and everything. I don't think you can do that after abandoning the group for so long. Also how she just pretty much barged in to Niylah's trading post and took it over. Kind of ridiculous.
- Also thought it was pretty dumb for Clarke to apologize for Bellamy to Niylah. First off, he can do that for himself, and it's obvious that he feels bad about what he's done. Bellamy is not the villain. Give him a break.
- Loved the Sinclair moment where he says Raven is all he has left. I love these adopted parental/family figures.
-Jasper added just the right amount of humor. I really am liking the Jasper/Raven dynamic and am interested to see what the plan is for that. 
-Is the plan now to still find Luna? or is Clarke going to use the Second AI to bring down ALIE? Questions, questions.

Episode Grade: I give it an A! I'm glad that the team is finally back together. I'm hoping this means the magic from Seasons 1 and 2 will finally be restored. Don't split everyone up anymore please.

All images came through google image searches. For some reason, my reliable source of didn't have the latest episode stills. Don't know why and hope that's not a permanent thing.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What Did I Think of: The 100: Season 3, Episode 10 -Fallen- (SPOILERS!)

Well, here's my review catch-up. I meant to have this up last week, but then I got lazy. Sorry.
Episode 10 -Fallen-, was jam packed with all the worlds and all the stuff. I almost felt like it was a little too much for one episode. Like too many storylines were happening at once, too many switches from Polis, the cave, Arkadia, and back. I mean, the whole season has been like that really. With us going from here, to there, to everywhere. Maybe I'm missing those simpler times where everyone was together, facing one common enemy.
A lot of craziness happened in this episode. I did like it.

Polis: Ontari and Murphy

So first I'll start with my poor John Murphy. His struggle this episode was trying to stay alive with the crazy, wants to be Heda, Ontari. Murphy was a shining star in this episode. I loved his sarcasm, and how he's really all about looking out for himself, making sure he doesn't die in this world that seems to want to kill everybody.

I contend that it's Clarke's fault he's even stuck there. She kind of just abandoned him for her new mission to find Luna. That irritated me about Clarke. I know that Murphy has had a checkered past, that he and Clarke have had their differences, but you don't just abandon your people. Well, I guess Clarke really abandons her people a lot soo...
People are probably going to get at me, because they think Clarke is the sun and moon, all beauty of the Earth is she, but this season, Clarke has just been getting on all of my nerves. This whole extended absence from Arkadia has just been really tough for me this season, and has lowered Clarke on my scale of characters that I adore.
So anyway, in Episode 9, Murphy was all ready to get the heck out of Polis. He knew it wasn't the safest or smartest place to be. But then Clarke gets it in her head that she's got to stay, to interfere with Grounder politics, and make sure Aden becomes the next Heda. Murphy could have said, Good Luck with that Clarke. See Ya! In fact, he should have said that and left Clarke to her pointless mission, but he didn't, he didn't abandon her in Polis. Murphy tried to help her, and what's the thanks that he gets? Hmmm? He gets stuck babysitting the crazy Ontari, while Clarke gets out of Dodge.

So I'm not #TeamClarke at the moment.
In Episode 10, Murphy is having to deal with the consequences of being abandoned and in the clutches of a crazy person.
The 100 managed to get itself into a new issue when a captive, chained Murphy was forced on point of death to be Ontari's new plaything. The argument became rape or not rape, handled well or handled poorly, let's go to twitter and revolt!! 

What will I say? It definitely wasn't consensual whatever happened between Ontari and Murphy. First off, he's chained up and not allowed to leave. Second off, he told her that there's another girl he wants to be faithful to. And third off, she threatened to kill him if he didn't do what she wanted. I don't think that's the start to a successful, healthy relationship. Did the writers handle it right? I don't know, maybe I don't even really care that much. Well, maybe I would have cared more if some fans hadn't been getting outraged about EVERYTHING this season. It's hard for me to take an issue seriously, when you're crying wolf every five seconds. But I will say that I don't root for whatever is happening between Ontari and Murphy. She needs to let him go and he needs to leave.
So that's really all that happened in Polis.

The Cave: Bellamy and the Resistance

I think all my The 100 pictures for this section will just be Bellamy Blake because he is bae. He's been given such a tough storyline this season, and the amount of hate he's been getting makes me want to punch people!

I am not of the opinion that Bellamy is ultimate evil, that he can never come back from what he took part in. Everybody brings up the fact that he viciously brought down a 300, innocent, Grounder Army. As stated in previous reviews of mine, I have a problem with that, because we didn't even see the battle. We didn't see what went on with it and how he acted.
And almost all the characters have done questionable things. Lexa abandoned Skaikru to the Mountain Men. Lexa with Clarke let a bomb drop on the people of TonDC. The Grounders killed a bunch of the original 100 in Season 1. They weren't the best guys either. Even Kane has floated countless people on the old Ark. How can you hate on one person without hating on all? Just doesn't make sense to me.
And he's always done everything to protect his sister and his people. So I'm #TeamBellamy all day, every day. If you disagree with me, fine, but just know that I don't really care about your opinion.
So highlights from this segment. Octavia takes out her anger on her brother, and Bellamy lets her. He knows that she needs an outlet for the pain of losing Lincoln, so he offers himself as her punching bag. My poor Bellamy.

The resistance intercepts a call from Monty, who has left Arkadia, because somehow Pike know's he had something do with the escape. They go to meet him, but they think it could be a trap, so they tie Bellamy up and use him as a hostage. They are right, it is a trap. Pike followed Monty in hopes of him leading them to the rebels. It worked. Monty's own mother betrayed him. So so low. Anyway, things happen, turn around, and Kane, Octavia, and Monty end up being the hostages. Bellamy says he'll take Pike to the rest of the Resistance. I knew right from the start that that was just a trick on Bellamy's part. He's not going to give up the Resistance to Pike. And I was right. It was a trap for Pike!! 

Bellamy gives up Pike to the Grounders to make things right and so the blockade will be lifted. Instead of high fives, Bellamy gets a weird comment from Kane about how he hopes Bellamy did this because it was the right thing to do and not just to save his sister. The only reason I had a problem with this statement was because it was really because of Kane being sentenced to die that made Bellamy change sides. Sure Octavia being in trouble motivates him, but maybe he's a better guy than they give him credit for, that he gives himself credit for.
In other crazy news, Kane decides the best thing is to reassert himself as the 13th clan, and goes with the Grounders to Polis. Ontari doesn't want to be friends with the 13th clan, so we'll see what happens to Kane.

Arkadia: Jaha, ALIE, and the crazy
After weeks and weeks of the slow moving machine that was the Jaha/ALIE storyline, it finally kicked itself into high gear. It was very interesting and very dangerous. My poor Raven got beat up so much in this episode. She's really like The 100 punching bag. Let's have all the awful stuff happen to Raven.

At the beginning of the episode, Raven is struggling to get ALIE out of her head. She then comes up with an idea to do it that involves an electrical pulse strong enough to fry the chip. ALIE then subjects Raven to the most heartbreaking thing to watch, she returns all of Raven's painful memories to her at once. All the times she was grievously injured, remembering Finn, watching Finn die. Raven finally can't take it anymore and gives ALIE full control of her body. Jaha is the absolute worst!!! for coming up with a way to take away free will. Jaha has had one of the strangest story arcs. He's gone from a good leader, to an almost martyr, to a now pretty despicable villain. 
But was that enough torture for Raven this episode?, obviously not. Jaha and ALIE then had to get Abby to do what they wanted, and to do that, they made Raven cut her wrists and almost die. The only way Abby could save her was to agree to take the pill and join the City of Light. Just despicable.

Jasper finally gets a little bit of his hero status back! After he's seen how the whole Ark is now filled with City of Light zombies, he gets Raven out of there. YAYY! His plan is to take her to The Resistance and complete the plan for getting ALIE out of her head. I'm kind of enjoying this whole Raven/Jasper dynamic. Jasper realizes that there are still people who need him.

So Jasper puts her in the all terrain, Hummer-like vehicle, is busting through the front gates, and who does he see standing there?

Clarke. Yes, she's finally decided to come home. Where she should have been really in Episode 3 or 4.

Of course, the first thing she demands to do once Jasper lets her in the car, is to see Lincoln. Jasper informs her he's dead, which she would know if she'd been around. I enjoyed Jasper telling her to shut up, yelling at her a little, because that's what I feel like I've been doing while watching Season 3 thus far. I feel like some of my pent up frustration was channeled through Jasper, and it felt good to see her kind of freeze. She's not used to being yelled at. She deserved to be yelled at. Now they are racing to save Raven and the original team will finally get back together!! Yes! I've only been waiting for that to happen since the beginning of Season 3!

Episode Grade: I'm gonna give it a B. I felt like there was too much going on in this episode. Too many cuts from here, to there, to everywhere. I'm excited to see what's coming up next.

The 100 images are from and all gifs were found through google image searches. This review is 100% my honest opinions. If you don't like what I had to say, I don't care.