Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Quote A Day!!!

So guys, I've got a *slight* confession.

I lied.

Yep, I'm turning into a Cahill. However, I think you all will like the results of this lie. If you recall, on September 24, I posted an announcement about our October theme here at Crazy For 39 Clues. Well, here's where the lie comes in. I had a lovely thought that it would be great to do a Month of Quotes during October, with a quote each day all month long. So, I happily head to my bookshelf to pick out some of the best quotes from the books. "This will be easy," I so stupidly thought, "There are so many good quotes, I'll be done in no time!" 
Well, I was right about one thing. There are a lot of good quotes. A LOT. Which is how this problem began. I realized that I had a problem when I already had forty quotes, and I hadn't even gone through a full book. Forty quotes, thirty one days...yeah, I'd say I had a problem. 
My name is Grace Anne, and I'm a quotaholic. 
So I sat there, in agony. "What on earth am I going to do??? I have so many quotes...and so few days!!!!" After going through about a million different options (just ask my sister. I asked her for ideas more times than I can count), I decided that there was only one possible solution to my struggle. 
A Quote A Day.
That's right, starting tomorrow, I'll be posting a new quote every day. Permanently. Is this a huge task to try to take on? Yep. Am I going to actually do it? You bet I am!!
So, although I lied to you all about the October Theme, I'm hoping that this will make up for it. I'm super excited to start A Quote A Day, and I hope you're all excited to read it!!!

Stay Lovely!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Announcement Coming Soon!

Hey everybody! Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about our October theme within the next week!!! :)

Stay Lovely!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Lovely Rant

THIS IS NOT MINE!!!!!

So, I happened upon this online, and thought it was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for my feelings on different ships. So go ahead and read this lovely rant!
What do you think?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Do They Not Listen????

Okay, I won't rant. Much. I just want to ask. Do the authors not LISTEN?? Obviously not. Because if they did, we would have Amian, not pain. From what I've seen online, about 2/3 of fans are Amian. Of the fans left, we have the Jamys, the Jamys who are only Jamys because they like Ian for themselves, the Carians, (*shudder*) and the tiny percentage of Evamys. Sorry guys, he's dead! No resurrection! Although even Evamy is better than Jamy... Anyways, so do the authors just not listen? I don't get it. Why would they create a ship that most people hate? Ugh. I just don't understand.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fiske

So, I've been worrying lately. We're coming up to the last series of 39 Clues. What's going to happen to Fiske? Is he going to survive? I mean, he's getting older, and his health isn't exactly top notch. It seems like it would be the perfect evil thing for the writers to do. I will absolutely be broken hearted if he dies. Fiske is kind of like a little extension of Grace. If he dies, it would be almost like losing Grace all over again. Do you think he'll make it?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Take The Poll!!

So, along the side of my blog I have a poll as to which couple you ship. Take the poll to let me know what you think! Currently Amian and Jamy are tied at one vote each. Come on, my Amian shippers, vote vote vote! So far Carian doesn't have any votes, does that mean we don't have any Carian fans out there? Gee, I wonder why. Anyway, I need to get some posts up as to an in-depth description on each of the couples and their pros and cons. Who do you guys ship??

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Amian in Mission 5!!



So cute!!! Why, oh why did you do this to me Gordon Korman? Ian and Amy would be so happy together!! :'(

Friday, September 12, 2014

IMPORTANT: Saladin Theory!!!!!

Oh. My. Gosh. Guys, I may have just happened upon our first real evidence that Cara Pierce is up to no good. So, you know how in the end of Flashpoint, she makes a comment about to Ian about how they should get rid of Saladin? Now, that's already bad enough. I mean, Saladin's amazing! So when I read that, my first thought was, "Gosh, I'm disliking this girl more and more." But then, this morning, I was talking different theories over with my sister, and was reading Jude Watson's book description again, when I noticed this-
Now, I'd of course read this before, but I kind of skimmed over it since I was thinking a bit more about things like who the villain would be. After all, it seems kind of unimportant, doesn't it? But looking back, it now seems EXTREMELY important. Why would Jude Watson just throw a random comment about Saladin in there if it didn't mean anything? Ian may dislike Saladin, but he knows better than not to treat him correctly. He has enough respect for Amy to make sure that Saladin is taken care of. ( *cough*takenotesJake*cough* ) But Cara had JUST made that comment at the end about getting rid of Saladin. What if that was just a bit of foreshadowing for what was to come?? If you think about it, it actually makes a LOT of sense!! What do you guys think? In my opinion, that,a actually some pretty good proof against Cara. Opinions??? I need to talk this over with someone!!! PLEASE comment your thoughts below!!!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Doublecross Book One!!

Guys guys guys guys GUYS!!!!!!!!! AGH!!! Guess what was released on the 39 Clues website??? The new Doublecross book!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jude Watson posted the cover, along with this-
Who's excited????? Oh my goodness, I'm so excited!!! There are going to be four books in the series, with the last three being by...dum da dum dum.....new authors. I have to say, I'm not quite thrilled. I don't really like the idea of new authors coming in. The books could really go either way. I typically like Jude Watson's work, however, so I'm happy that she is heading off the series. 
So, once my fangirling *slightly* wore off I got to analyzing Jude's explanation a bit better. I already have some other theories based off of something that someone else posted that I'll explain later. However, here are some of my thoughts.
So, The Outcast. This article says that it's a He. So, do we know for a fact that the villain is male? If so, is he the only villain? It also says, 'what famous Cahill villain from the past turns out to have an even deadlier brother?" Now, when I think 'famous Cahill villain', who comes to mind? Isabel, of course. So, does that mean that Isabel has a brother, and he is the new villain? 
Amy taking orders from Ian. How will that go over? I'm praying that it goes well, but I'm a bit nervous. Amy isn't exactly known for her ability to be submissive. I just hope that they don't end up fighting over this.
The series symbol. In the past, we've had blue, red, green, and now yellow, each branch color. First series was blue, the Tomas color. In first series, everyone was fighting, much like a Tomas. Second series was red, for Lucian. Vesper One was a lot like a Lucian- ruthless and cunning. Then we have green, Janus. Pierce was very charismatic and about the process- just like a Janus. Which leaves yellow, or Ekat. So, we have an Ekat villain this series? Think back to Ekats we've experienced. My first thought goes to Bae Oh, but I kind of think he's a bit too old to be so deadly. Next we have the Starlings. They weren't featured in series three- perhaps they were off working on some experimental surgeries to cure Ned and Ted, and now they're back for the kill? They're definitely capable. Last, but not least, we have Cara. Coincidentally, she IS an Ekat, and she was just recently brought in. It would be easy for her to have been manipulating everyone, including Ian, the entire time. I may or may not be hoping for this option....
Last- "What may be worst of all is the Doublecross that the Cahill kids face". My thought process goes to one of three people. First off, Sammy Mourad. I am PRAYING that it's not him, because that would crush poor Nellie, but I just can't cross him off. Next, we have Cara. In my opinion, she is the most likely suspect. Since she was recently brought in, she could be here just to manipulate the Cahills. While this would kill Ian, that's what I'm hoping. It would open the door for Amian!!! Last, but not least, is the most controversial option.
Jake.
Please don't kill me, but it's a thought. He's not a Cahill, and I just don't trust non-Cahills. It also said that the Doublecross might be the worst thing of all. What would be worse to Amy than her seemingly loyal boyfriend betraying her? I can't help but hope for this. I. Don't. Like. Jake. Thus, I'm hoping that he turns out to be evil. 
What are your thoughts/theories on this? I will probably post a LOT more on this, as I have until March to obsess over it. I need some people to talk to! Please, comment!! I really want some more theories!!!! :) <3
~Grace Anne


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, 39 Clues! Thanks for six great years!! :) over the past six years, we've experienced a whole new world. Thank you so much. <3

Ian + Saladin = Pain

Love this from one of the online missions! The relationship between Ian and Saladin is hilarious....

Sunday, September 7, 2014

My Life..

                                           
AMEN!!! I need Amian!!!!!  Ian adores you, Amy!! Wake up!!!

Doublecross Theory


This is my most recent 39 Clues post. I am going to post an EXTREMELY in-depth theory of this soon, but I don't exactly have time right now. Keep reading though, because I have a LOT to say! ;)

First off, I'd like to say, THIS PARAGRAPH IS NOT MINE!!! I merely found it on the internet. I have to say, I fangirled SO HARD reading this. What if Cara really IS bad? And Amy and Ian end up together?? I have to say, it makes a lot of sense. My Amian heart is brimming with hope right about now. I don't really know what to think, but a girl can hope, can't she? My fellow 39 Clues fans, what do you think? Send me your opinions!! I really need to know what other people think of this!!

Flashpoint Review- No Spoilers!!!


So, I felt like I had to write a Flashpoint review that didn't have any spoilers as well. Again, I'll write a LOT more soon!!

  So, I wanted to write a review of Flashpoint that was spoiler free, so that those of you who don't want to read the spoilers, but still want to know if it's a good book, will have something to read! :)
     First off, I want to say that I was really happy with this book. I felt like the characterization was great! Everyone was very much themselves, which I'm sure is welcome to everyone after reading Day of Doom!
     I've heard several people say that after Day of Doom, they stopped reading The 39 Clues, because they were so disappointed. If this is you, I only have one thing to say- go get some books and start reading!!!! I myself was a bit hesitant after Day of Doom, because I was really unhappy with a few parts of it. I've been a fan for so long, though, that I decided that I'd give it a shot. In my opinion, I felt like this series brought everything back on track. This book added two new couples to the mix, so you'll definitely want to read to find out just who those are!! If you've been reading the series, you'll also definitely want to read to find out who April May is- a big shocker! There are also some very interesting character turnarounds that I thought were great. :)
     I have to warn you, depending on which characters you like, you may be just the slightest bit traumatized by this book. ;) I know that I was! Chapter Nine, the chapter of heartbreak….
     Annnnyways, don't let my dramatic nature stop you from reading this book! In fact, what are you waiting for? Go find a copy, and start reading!! Let me know what you guys think in the comments, and feel free to ask if you have any questions! :) <3

Flashpoint Review- WARNING- MAJOR SPOILERS!!!!


     So, this is my review of Flashpoint, right after I read it. I'll probably post on this again, (haha, I WILL post on this again!) but this is the initial review I wrote. More in depth review coming soon!!!

     That's right guys, I read Flashpoint! WARNING- If you don't want to read spoilers, I'm also going to post a spoiler-free book review right after I finish this post. But if you want to read this version, hey, I won't judge! Maybe you somehow got a copy like I did early, and want someone to rant with. (In which case comment on this post- I will be happy to rant! Trust me, I have a lot to rant about with this book…) Or perhaps you're one of those people who just doesn't care. I've always wanted the book to be a surprise, but I've known people who like to read summaries before reading the actual book, so if you want to, by all means, read ahead!
     So, I have to admit, all in all, Flashpoint was a pretty good book. Gordon Korman is on of my favorite 39 Clues authors, so I was all too happy to see that Flashpoint was going to be written by him. The book begins with Dan being held by Galt and Cara Pierce in their helicopter. (The very helicopter that killed Pony. Still not over that!!!) He's interrogated with truth serum, until he knocks himself out with chloroform. You go, Dan!! He wakes up once they land, and is able to escape with the help of…drumroll please… Cara Pierce! I was quite impressed with that.
     While all this is going on with Dan, everyone else is on a plane, looking through Pony's computer for new information when they find that Pony was tracking something- or someone- on Pierce's plane. Any ideas on who/what? I was quite shocked…
     Before I go any further with what's going on with Dan and Amy, let's check in on Sammy and Nellie. They're still imprisoned in Trilon Labs, but they are starting to gain the upper hand, through Nellie's fabulous cooking. She has become the chef, and who knew just how much more people will like you if you serve them some good French desserts? Meanwhile, she and Sammy have a master plan- they're going to blow up Trilon Labs.
     Back with the rest of the Cahills, everyone is in Cambodia, trying to find the last ingredient in the antidote- Tonle Sap snake venom. They have to find this last ingredient- and fast- because Amy's symptoms are getting worse and worse. (I'd just like to say, really Amy? Really? Taking the serum? I know she was trying to save Dan, but I just can't help thinking there had to have been another way…) She's starting to have awful hallucinations, that are getting more and more distracting. Jonah and Hamilton go to a crocodile farm in hopes of finding the snake, which apparently used to be used to feed the crocodiles. It's not used anymore, due to the snakes being close to extinction, but there happened to be one in the water. The only result of Jonah and Hamilton's attempt, however, were two very wet boys who are probably banned for life from that crocodile farm…
     This chapter was possibly the most heartbreaking in the entire book, at least for me, anyways. I am a HUGE Amian shipper, I have been ever since the third book. (Jamy fans, please don't kill me in the comments section…) I mean, they were always just SO cute! Plus, I think that they're really meant to be together, since Ian changed because of Amy's influence. When she saved him from falling off of Everest, something just clicked. She helped him to become a better person, the person that he is today. I also think that they really should be able to connect with each other. They've both dealt with an insane amount of grief and loss to only be 16. Amy lost her parents, and feels responsible for the deaths of Evan, Natalie, Erasmus, McIntyre, and many other people, and Ian lost his entire family through Day of Doom. Thus I think that they both have a pretty good idea what the other is going through. All that to say, in my mind, Amian is the perfect couple. So that's why Chapter 9 absolutely broke my heart. Ian is at Angkor Wat with Pony's computer, trying to find out what Pony was tracking. Suddenly, Pony's laptop starts to be wiped, and Ian sees a girl sitting outdoors on her laptop typing furiously- she's obviously the person who is wiping the laptop. It only takes him a split second to realize who it must be- April May, the mysterious hacker, the only person in the world with hacking skills that rivaled Pony's. As Ian confronts her, however, he realizes April May's true identity- Cara Pierce!!!! That's right guys, April May is Cara!!! I'd wondered about that, but I hadn't really been sure. Turns out, Pierce has no idea that his brilliant hacker is his own daughter. She's done all this secretly, because she realized that she couldn't trust her father anymore. In talking to her, Ian sees that she's just like him- struggling with the fact that she has to betray a parent, trying to change. Exactly the position that he himself was in two years ago. Ian is in love. This girl is, in his words, 'practically his soul mate'. So as of this book, Amian is probably never going to happen, and I'm heartbroken. I'm really quite happy for Ian, but I just don't think it's right. Amian used to be such a major thing, and even in the last three books, there were still little signs of it. But now Amy has Jake, and Ian has Cara. I know this is horrible, but I was almost hoping that Cara would get killed off in the battle against Pierce. (FYI, she doesn't….) I kind of felt the same way about Jake, so I don't really know what to think. There's still going to be one more series, and I don't really know what I want to come out of it. Should they stay the way they are? I suppose that Jake and Cara could be killed. It wouldn't really surprise me, but I kind of doubt that the writers would do that. Unfortunately, I think Jamy might be here to stay. :( I can't say it would bother me if they were killed off… (again, Jamy shippers, please don't kill me!) What do you guys think? I don't have anyone to talk to about it, since none of my friends read the books, so let me know your opinions in the comments section!!!!
     Within the next few chapters, Galt terrorizes the Cahills, chasing them with his goons everywhere that they go, and Nellie and Sammy are still working on their plan to blow up Trilon. I have to say, Galt, in my opinion, is a really annoying character. He's basically a Tomas on steroids, which gets really old. It's just chase, chase, chase. He never uses any skill, which bothers me. Then again, I'm half Lucian, so I guess that's why. The Cahills end up having to be rescued from Galt by none other than Cara herself, and they also manage to find the snake, which was in Ian's shoe. (He wasn't too thrilled about that!)
     Amy really doesn't trust Cara, but she agrees to let her come with them. Amy insists on tying Cara up, but she escapes in the middle of the night- with the snake! Everyone panics, until Cara walks in with the snake in a nice new aquarium, ties herself back up, and plops onto the floor. It's a really funny scene, but I think it was a great way for Cara to prove her trustworthiness.
     Back at Trilon, Nellie and Sammy succeed in blowing up the lab, with Dr. Callender in it- a total plus! Before they accomplish the task, Sammy tells Nellie just how much he cares about her, and Nellie gives him a kiss. Ah, a couple that I'm actually okay with! I think that Sammy and Nellie are really sweet together. :)
     The Cahills fly back to the States, so that Sammy can create the antidote in a hidden underground lab at Harvard. The antidote creation is a success! There's only one problem- Amy refuses to take it. She says that she wants to have the benefits of it as long as she can to help defeat Pierce. Jake is totally against it, but Dan sides with Amy. They need all the help they can get. The only fear is, will Amy live long enough to take the antidote?
     The antidote was tested on Fiske, thus saving his life. I was soooo happy! I was certain that he would die in this book, so I was thrilled that he lived.
     Amy is given flying lessons, so that she can operate a crop dusting plane to deliver the antidote in a spray form to Pierce and his goons at the clambake on Pierce Landing, where Pierce is planning to announce his run for presidency. Meanwhile, Dan goes to visit Saladin, who's staying with Aunt Beatrice. Aunt Beatrice is a huge Pierce fan, (figures..) and she mentions to Dan that Pierce was madly in love with Dan's mother. Pierce never got over Hope, so he of course hates all of her descendants.
     Finally, the time has come. It's do or die. Dan, Ian, Hamilton, and Jonah sneak onto Pierce Landing much before all of the guests arrive, and hide in a shack. Amy, Jake, Atticus, and Sammy are on land, preparing the crop duster with enough antidote. When Jake and Amy take off in the plane, Jake tries to give Amy the antidote, but she slaps it out of his hand. He's absolutely horrified. Will she live long enough to even get the plane to Pierce Landing?
     During the flight, Amy's muscles stop working, and she's unable to fly the plane. Jake has to take over, and is alright with Amy guiding him. They spray the clambake with antidote, but Amy then passes out. Jake hastily injects her with antidote, but it might be too late. The plane crash lands in the water, and Jake desperately tries to keep himself and Amy afloat. They are both about to die, when Amy wakes up. Relieved, they both begin to stroke for shore.
     Back at Pierce Landing, everyone is panicking. Those who don't know about the serum and the antidote have no idea what was just sprayed over them, and they're petrified that they've been poisoned. Pierce is furious, and Debi Ann is able to use his fury to humiliate him with the cameras all watching. His run for presidency is ruined, but he still has another plan. He runs into the house, with the Cahills and Cara following close behind. He sets off a timer for six nuclear bombs to go off all over the world. The Cahills have a mere five minutes to figure out the abort password. With two seconds remaining, they discover the password- HOPEOLIVIA, after the girl he always loved.
     With Pierce defeated, everyone is able to return to their lives. Jonah begins touring again, with Hamilton as his manager. Amy and Dan decide to take some time off, and finally travel- without being chased. And as for Ian and Cara, they are running Cahill Headquarters together back in Attleboro.
I have to admit, although my heart was shattered *tears*, this was a really good book. After Day of Doom, I was thrilled to read a series finale book that was actually good! I can't wait to see what the next series holds in store! :) Tell me what you all think in the comments section!!!! <3

Flashpoint Announcement!!



(So, this was posted about a month ago, when I was able to find Flashpoint 3 Weeks before it came out. I was happy, can you tell? ;) )

Oh my goodness guys, I have HUGE news! Now, I don't know about you, but I'm a major fan of the 39 Clues books. (yes, they were initially meant for younger readers, but hey, they're good. Don't judge.) Anyways, I've been a fan for a few years now, and I've been counting down the days until the last book of series 3 came out. So I was at a local bookstore that typically resells used books, and I was just browsing around when my sister points out something on a table. I honestly think when I saw it, I nearly passed out from excitement- it was the newest 39 Clues book, Flashpoint, THREE WEEKS EARLY!!! I don't know how it got there, but I'm so happy it did! Someone working there said that the publisher could have sent a few copies early, so maybe that's how they got it. I also noticed a typo on the back, (They said that a 16 year old character was 15) so maybe it was a batch of typos? I honestly don't know. There were only two there, so I grabbed one! I haven't had a chance to read it yet, (I'm honestly a bit nervous. Please don't kill my favorite characters!!!) but when I do, I'll be sure to post a review of it for you all. I'm still so shocked that we actually found it!!! :) Haha, I don't think I let it out of my sight for a few hours after we got it! Let me know what you guys think in the comments!

Welcome to My Blog!!!

   
     Hello fellow Clue-Hunters!!!! Welcome to my blog! My name is Grace Anne, and I'm a teenage girl from the South who absolutely LOVES The 39 Clues! I've been reading them for ages now, and I'm still in love with them. I have another blog, totallygraced.blogspot.com , where I was posting some 39 Clues stuff along with things like beauty tutorials, but I decided that since I had QUITE a lot to say on this topic, I would start a separate blog just for The 39 Clues. I'll be transferring the posts from my old blog to this one, so bear with me as some of these are a few weeks old.
     A bit about me, I'm a Lucian/Janus mix, (Mom is Lucian, Dad is Janus) so I'm extremely artsy (I may randomly burst into song at any given moment...), but I'm also quite logical and good at things like codes. My favorite characters are (or were, depending on whether the authors were cruel and killed them off) Ian, Irina, Fiske, McIntyre, Erasmus, and Nellie. I'm a HUGE Amian shipper, as you'll soon discover if you continue reading this blog, but Jamy fans, please don't leave! I still love my Jamy shippers, even if I would like to hit Jake over the head with a shovel  see Amian prevail. I will pretend for the time being that Carian doesn't exist. (More on that later..)
     So, that's me! I hope that you all will read this blog, as I love sharing my 39 Clues thoughts with others. Feel free to comment, I'd love to hear some of your thoughts on these things!!!!!