Friday, July 31, 2015

Mission Hindenburg Live Blogging- Chapters 30-34

Disclaimer: This post WILL contain spoilers. If you haven't read the book yet, you may not want to read this post. 








We'll this is it. The last four chapters. I'm both terrified and ready for it to be over because I can't handle one more Carian moment.



"He really hoped he was right. He'd hate for his last words to his big sister to have been a lie." Ouch. That hurt. A lot. 

AGH. This is so stressful. 

I HATE THIS. "Do you trust me?" IAN, ONLY ALADDIN IS ALLOWED TO USE THAT PICK UP LINE. AND YOU ESPECIALLY AREN'T ALLOWED TO SAY IT TO CARA. 

Sorry, but the whole, "This is our last moment, I love you," thing was kind of lame.

....Wow. The Lucian airship blew. I find it very interesting Vikram didn't want Ian on board... He said he doesn't want any harm to come to Ian. Wow. 

Oh my gosh. IS THE OUTCAST TRYING TO MAKE THE SERUM TOO??? "One gram melted amber." If he is, he's a lot stupider than I thought. 

NO. AMY, YOU DO NOT LIKE CARA. HATE HER. 

I loved when Amy called the Outcast! It was super intense and awesome. Go, Amy!

YES! I knew Nathaniel was alive. This will be interesting. 

I loved the letter from Irina in the back of the book. Gosh, I miss her. 





Well, I finished the book! .....wow. I'm going to have a lot of posting to do on this.....



Mission Hindenburg Live Blogging- Chapters 24-29

Disclaimer: This post WILL contain spoilers. If you haven't read the book yet, you may not want to read this post. 







This is horrible. This is just....agh.


AMY, STOP CALLING IAN YOUR BROTHER. UGH. I WILL KILL YOU. 

YOU ARE NOT JUST FRIENDS. STOP. STOOOOOOOOOOOOOP. 

The Eriele/Cara/Ian fighting is driving me insane. Kill me. Please. 

So, Eriele just had them hide in a closet. I do NOT trust this chick. 

I KNEW SHE WAS EVIL!!!!!!!!!!! I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Phew. We're back to Sammy and Nellie. I needed a break from the other Cahills....

WHY DOES SAMMY HAVE A MAFIA TATTOO? Wait.....is it actually a mafia tattoo? Fe2+....isn't Fe the chemical symbol for iron? And the 2+ has something to do with electronic configuration? I took chemistry, but now I can't remember...

YES!!! I was right. Chemistry joke. Phew!

OH MY GOSH, YOU CAN'T CUT OFF THERE! DID HE SERIOUSLY NOT KILL NATHANIEL HARTFORD????

Aaaaaand, we're back to the kids. Hey, at least they got out of the broom closet. Woo hoo. 

.....I hate my life. 

WHY IS LONDON DOING THIS TO ME??? IF THERE IS ONE MORE CARIAN MOMENT I AM GOING TO SCREAM. 

UGH THERE WAS ANOTHER ONE WHYYYYYYYY???

Kill. Me. Now.

Mission Hindenburg Live Blogging- Chapters 20-23

Disclaimer: This post WILL contain spoilers. If you haven't read the book yet, you may not want to read this post. 





I'm back! I had to get food. Because tortilla chips go great with tears.



I can't believe that Dan actually had to jump!! That's insane. Also seriously far-fetched, but that's besides the point... Okay I have to rant. Where is any sense of reality in that???? Ugh. 

GO, NELLIE!!!!!!!! I love how easily she picked the handcuff lock. She's seriously awesome.

The fact that she burned Nathaniel's file....I don't know. I kind of think that she shouldn't have done that...

I'm really excited that Nellie wants to go to Lefortovo. I'm fascinated by Vladimir Spasky now. Their family is intense...

CARA PIERCE DONT YOU DARE SQUEEZE IAN'S HAND YOU LITTLE......

I feel bad for Ian, having to deal with his father again. He was obviously quite upset. I'm really surprised that Vikram just threw him out though, and didn't kill him. It's not very Kabra-like. 

OKAY ITS OFFICIAL ERIELE NEEDS TO TAKE A LONG WALK OFF A SHORT PIER. UGH UGH UGH. WE DO NOT NEED A THIRD GIRL!!!!!! WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS TO ME???? WHYYYYYYYYY? 

Excuse me while I go bury myself in a hole. With ice cream. 


Mission Hindenburg Live Blogging- Chapters 16-19

Disclaimer: This post WILL contain spoilers. If you haven't read the book yet, you may not want to read this post. 





Oh my gosh, Hamilton, Hamilton, Hamilton....he's not always the brightest. XD When he attacked the guy and threw his plastic trays out the window, I was laughing sooooo hard!!!! Hamilton also realized that Toby Griffin was on the ship-yet another Outcast ally. 

Meanwhile, Amy is on board the MIT ship. Did anyone else notice that the stutter made a comeback? Ah, first series...

Hmm, a new girl. Eriele. I'm not sure what to think. Let's face it, there's probably a 95% chance she's evil...

Hahaha, apparently Hamilton throwing the trays out the window made all of the ships come back to earth. Only a Holt.... XD

NELLIE AND SAMMY ARE BACK!!!! YAY!!!!! AND THEY'RE ALIVE!!! Well, for now.

I loved Nellie and Alek's argument about Irina. It was seriously awesome.

Wow. Reading Grace's kill order was intense. But it definitely didn't seem like she killed him just because he wanted a divorce. "N.H. has become a threat to more than just the tranquility of my home." "This is the hardest order I have ever given." Obviously he did something else. I also find it interesting that Irina and Alek's dad apparently killed him. I wonder if he's even more involved? 

I'm still wondering if Nathaniel is alive. And I also find it horrible that no one stood up for Vladimir Spasky- although maybe he did more evil than I'm currently aware..

I find it interesting that Alek didn't just shoot them, he instead left this with the possibility of getting free. Maybe there's more of his sister in him than I thought? Fingers crossed they both make it out.

Oh my gosh, Ian...you can't bribe police!!! So smart, yet so, so dumb...

I find it hilarious that they're just letting Ham go to jail XD

They got another text from the outcast- a poem with the line 'a boy falling out of the sky'. Dan still wasn't back. 

This is interesting! The parts with Nellie and Sammy are definitely my favorites. Now I need to know- what happened to Dan???

Mission Hindenburg Live Blogging - Chapters 11-15

Disclaimer: This post WILL contain spoilers. If you haven't read the book yet, you may not want to read this post. 




Here are all of my random thoughts/rants on these chapters!!

It was funny seeing Nellie and Sammy back in Russia, like in the original Clue Hunt. I really loved The Black Circle, it was a very cool book. Anyways, it was hilarious when the crowd of people started to chase Alek! XD I loved that. The fact that they're in the Lucian stronghold is kind of terrifying. I'm fascinated to see what they learn though....

(Also, just a question, SHOULDNT THEY BE WEARING GLOVES???)

They found Nathaniel Hartford's file.....

THEY DIDNT GET TO READ IT!!! ALEK CAME IN AND RUINED EVERYTHING!!! UGH!!!! 

Okay, okay I'm calm.

ACTUALLY I'M NOT. HE COULD KILL THEM! AND THE NEXT CHAPTER IS BACK TO THE KIDS! NO!

Jonah holds a press conference to distract people from the other Cahills. It was kind of funny, watching him go from hip hop to artsy Janus every thirty seconds. 

Oh. My. Gosh. His crazy mime routine... I'm dying. I'm literally sitting here just cracking up. XD I love Jonah...

Dan is on an airship with Melinda Toth, so he's far from safe. Is his airship the one that the Outcast wants to blow up? Dan doesn't think so, but you can never be too sure...

Dan has two options- leave by parachute, or body bag...

These chapters have been pretty funny, to be honest. BUT I NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS TO NELLIE!


Mission Hindenburg Live Blogging- Chapters 7-10

Disclaimer: This post WILL contain spoilers. If you haven't read the book yet, you may not want to read this post. 




These chapters were pretty good! Here are my thoughts throughout the reading-

*sigh* It was so sad when Ian was reminiscing about Natalie. I wish that she hadn't died....

THERE WAS A *TINY* AMIAN MOMENT!! I DONT CARE HOW TINY, IT WAS STILL THERE!!!! :D

...then he started thinking about Cara. -_-

WHAT THE HECK NELLIE IS BACK AND SHE'S FINE??? WHAT??? I mean I'm of course thrilled but WHAT???? There's no reference to what happened? If this isn't cleared up later, I'm going to be ticked. 

Apparently Vikram Kabra is involved with the airship competition. Surprise surprise, he's involved. I'm actually interested to read more about him, he's never really been mentioned much. 

SALADIN'S OKAY!!! YES!!!!! I'm so happy to read that. I was worried the Outcast would kill him. Hey, at least he's alive for now! And he's feeding him and everything, even if it's not red snapper. 

Alek has been assigned to go to Moscow to get rid of Nellie and Sammy. He apparently wants to avenge the death of his sister, Irina. 

It was kind of funny to see Dan get all nerdy-excited about space travel. He's getting more and more like his sister! XD

The Cahills have a theory that one of the spaceships is going to blow up- whichever one flies closest to the sun. The one closest to the sun would be the winning ship, so the ship that they're looking for would have to be the only one that isn't sabotaged. 

Aaaaaand, Ian's flipping out, surprise surprise. Amy isn't the type to blindly follow orders, and that's driving him crazy. Big shock there. XD

Seeing Ian flip was really funny, but it was kind of sad at the same time. He's under a to of pressure, and he's trying to do what he thinks is right. 

"As they stepped from the plane and piled into the limousine, he quietly feared he had just ordered at least one of them to step on board a flying bomb. If things went wrong, the death of one of his only friends would be on his hands."

THAT IS SO SAD!! Gah. It seriously kills me. 

Time to read again! Another post will be coming soon:)

Mission Hindenburg Live Blogging C 1-6 Add-In

OH! OH OH OH!!!!!

I. Am. Ticked.

IAN KABRA USED THE WORD LOVELY WHEN TALKING TO CARA. "Lovely driving."

NO NO NO. THIS IS NOT ALLOWED.

C. ALEXANDER LONDON, HOW DARE YOU. 

LOVELY IS ONLY FOR AMIAN. OKAY? OKAY.

UGH. 

Mission Hindenburg Live Blogging- Chapters 1-6

Disclaimer: This post WILL contain spoilers. If you haven't read the book yet, you may not want to read this post. 





.....wow. Just wow. That was an...interesting six chapters.

First off- the Outcast killed Beatrice. WHY????????? Agh. Okay, yes, Beatrice has always been evil. An evil, nosy busybody who nobody liked. But did she really need to die??? She just wanted a normal life away from the Cahills. So I'm kind of ticked off that she died. 

What's happened so far is that the Outcast murdered Beatrice, and then he sent a blimp with a message for the Cahills. They realized that the blimp had a bomb on board, and managed to warn everyone before it blew up. This is much too low scale to be the Outcast's big disaster though, so they still have to figure out what that is. Right now, they've decided to head to Greece, because they think the disaster may have something to do with an airship race to space. At the end of the chapter, it was revealed that Hamilton has a boyfriend.

To be honest, I was a bit upset by this. I feel like it was completely out of character for Hamilton, and just kind of thrown in there. It really wasn't necessary. Also, these books are generally marketed towards children ages 9-12. A lot of kids that age are not aware of this type of lifestyle, and I don't think that it should have been written in, especially so close to the end. It was just kind of out of nowhere, and I really didn't like that. 

Time to read some more! Ahhhh, nerves!!!

This Is It

Well, this is it. Right now, I'm sitting on my bed typing this post on my tablet, Mission Hindenburg sitting in front of me. Honestly, I would wait even longer to read this, but I feel like I need to blog about it. So here it goes. 

I'm going to be live blogging as I read, posting every few chapters. Warning- prepare for lots of exclamation points, capitals, and tears. Also, I will be posting a lot of spoilers, so if you haven't read the book yet, you may not want to read my live blogging. 

Time to do this! Wish me luck. I should probably grab some tissues. Time to open to chapter one.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

What It Feels Like Having A New Book


Ever since I got this new book, I've felt kind of.....weird.


Me: Um....yes?

"You should read me."

Me: Well, I'd love to, but I just can't right now. I have other things that I have to do. I'll read you soon!" 

"Where do you think you're going?"

Me: ......to go do things? To go on with my life?

"I don't think so!"

Me: Agh!!!! Listen, I can't read right now! I've got to go! Ugh. I think I'm going to go to my room....

"Hi. Name's Mission Hindenburg. How's your day going?"

Me: HOW DID THAT-- Ugh, nevermind. I'm going to the office. Maybe I can actually get something done in there.  -_-

"Why, hello there. We've been expecting you."

AGH!!!!!!!!

That's it. That book is posessed. 

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I really need to just suck it up and read the book. Maybe this afternoon. Or tomorrow....if I don't do it this afternoon, I'll do it tomorrow. Deal? 



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Worried

So, as I told you all in my last blog post, I finally got a copy of Mission Hindenburg!!! I'm really excited to read it- we've been waiting for this new book for AGES! But at the same time...I'm kind of worried. There are only three books left. And there's so much that could go wrong...

I mean, for one thing, I'm really not familiar with C. Alexander Landon. I don't know if any of you are, but I'm not. And authors that I'm not familiar with make me worried. I really wish that it was someone that's written for us before. Just..from a predictability standpoint. I'd feel a bit better.

And then..I'm just scared for where the plot could go. I'm sure that people are going to die, and I don't want to lose my babies!!! Also, there's Cara. If she turns out to not be evil and ends up with Ian, so help me Lord, I will kill someone.

I don't want to watch my babies die. And I don't want to worry the entire time that their characterization is going to be messed up. This is just so stressful!!!!

Honestly, as much as I want to read this book, I'm not sure I'm going to be able to. I mean, I'll be able to. But it's totally freaking me out. I just have to devote an entire afternoon to it one day soon, alone in my room, where I can't scar my family with the emotional breakdown that is inevitable.

Are you all freaking out as much as I am? Please tell me I'm not the only one...

I'm also thinking of doing some live blogging as I read the book. Would anyone be interested in that? It would basically be me just typing up my thoughts as I read the book and then uploading them all to share my spazzing-out with you. Should I?

This is going to be interesting.

Monday, July 27, 2015

I GOT IT!!!

As some of y'all may have noticed, I've gone on a bit of a blogging hiatus. There is a reason for that...


That's right guys, I GOT MISSION HINDENBURG!!!!!!!!

(WHY did I take a book selfie??? I don't even take regular selfies. It's insanity. But here, here's a bad photo of me to laugh at.) 

I'm not exactly sure how to go about my life now. 

I really want to read this. But I am TERRIFIED. Like, I can't bring myself to read it. But more on my insane terror later. 

I just wanted to post this quick update to let you all know that yes, I'm alive, and I'll be posting soon. Probably a lot of posts, actually. But for the time being, I'm taking a break from daily quotes to focus on Mission Hindenburg material. Once I've kind of gotten over the ranting of that, I'll start the daily quotes back up again. 

(Also, sorry for the bad quality pictures. I didn't have my camera with me, and I was too impatient to wait until I got home. Because let's face it. Taking pictures the moment you get a long-awaited book is completely necessary.)


Excuse me, I have to go fangirl. Talk to you all later!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Monday, July 6, 2015

They're Here

~Into The Gauntlet

The part about actual, living parents is so sad....

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Betrayal

~Trust No One

Can we just take a minute to imagine how Evan was feeling in this moment? This girl he had been working with for the past several weeks, the best friend of his girlfriend, has betrayed them all. And he knows how much Amy loves and trusts Sinead, and he knows this is going to break her heart. It would have been so horrible.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!!!!

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!!! The Fourth is a really fun holiday- and I'd love to see the Cahills celebrate it!

Amy: "Dan!!! Why haven't you started grilling yet??"

Dan: "I'm not in charge of that, Fiske is!"

Fiske: "No, I was told that young Hamilton would be grilling our meal."

Amy: "Wait, Hamilton??"

Hamilton: "Yeah, I'm making the burgers!!" *flips patty twelve feet into the air and then drops it.*

Amy: "Um, Ham, why don't you let Nellie take over the burgers?"

Nellie: "No, let Fiske do it! I'm working on an African/Mongolian fusion fruit salad!!"

Amy: *sigh* Fine, work on your fruit salad. I'm going to finish making the iced tea.

*Far off, the group hears a crash and a large gasp*

Ian: "Did you say...did you say i-i-i-ICED tea???"

Amy: ".....Yes?"

Ian: "ICED tea???"

Dan: "Dude, don't tell me you've never had iced tea!"

Ian: "THAT IS AN INSULT TO TEA!"

Jonah: "My homie, just try it! Sweet tea is da bomb!'

Ian: "Did...did you say...SWEET tea???"

Jonah: "Yeah, it's fab, try it!"

Ian: "IT'S NOT ONLY ICED, IT'S SWEET?!? THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!"

Nellie: "Ian, chill. I love tea just as much as the next person, but iced tea is actually really good."

Ian: "NO. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU AMERICANS??? YOU EVEN RUIN TEA!!"

Fiske: "Calm down, Ian. It's alright. The Americans have not ruined tea. This is simply a new take on it to enjoy!"

Ian: "How can you enjoy cold tea?? That should be illegal! It's a travesty!!"

Dan: "Ugh, Ian, take a chill pill, bro. Let's watch the fireworks!"

Amy: "Well, there goes dinner. But it is time for the fireworks. I guess that we can eat later...."

Jonah: "You know what these awesome fireworks need? Musical accompaniment! ♫ Do you ever feel/like a plastic bag/floating through the wind-"

Everyone: "NO SINGING"

Ian: "Jonah's singing is almost as horrible as the way you Americans have ruined tea."

Jonah: ".........CUZ BABY YOU'RE A FIIIIIIIIIREWOOOORK!!"

Ian: "I hate America.'

Friday, July 3, 2015

My Sister's Choice

~The Sword Thief

I let my sister pick a quote for today, and this is what she chose. I've got to say, she chose well- I love this quote:)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015