Female Role Models +

F E M A L E   R O L E   M O D E L S

I was inspired to write about this because one of my favorite bookblogaccounts wrote a post about just this. It's a swedish blog www.tonarsboken.blogspot.com.

FEMALE ROLE MODELS... or should I call them fictional role models? Whatsoever I've always had these character that I look up to, I wan't to BE them, not because they seem to have a awesome life, but because of how STRONG they are.

Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments
In City of Bones Clary's mother dissapears. At that time Clary is also introduced to the Shadowhunter world. She finds Jace, and secrets are revealed. Clary is just 16 years old at this time but she is so freaking determined that she will find her mother. And Clary never EVER stop being determined. Even when everything seems impossible she still fight. If it wasn't for her strong soul the whole world would have gone under. You got to admire a strong soul.

Tris Prior from Divergent
Beatrice Prior. In my mind there are only two life paths for people like Tris. Either she could have ended up being a total loser because she is ashamed of her Divergence, or she could have turned it to something good, like trying to save the world and save us all. she choose the latter.
Being in a room full of people and you just wan't to blend in... yeah, we have all been there. People Notice that Tris is different and some even try to bring her down. She is just human, of course she get hurt, But she never show them how she feels. She always walked with her strongest foot first, and would never budge. A lot of the times she confesses that she is scared but she does is anyway. Tris is genuinely a very nice person, she is nice to everyone. I like that Tris is always on the run of finding herself. I think that is something we can all relate to, but Tris never really "tries". She live her life the way she want's to and just accept what is laying ahead of her

Sydney from The Vampire Academy/ Bloodlines. 
You know why Sydney is one of my role models?
Sydney was rased in a very strict way, she was told that the vampires were the bad guys, NO MATTER WHAT, and they and the humans were the good guys. She learns to hate the vampires and even the thought of breathing the same air as them disguises her at first. But what do you do when you get forced to spend quite a lot of time with them and - God forbid, starts to see them for what they really are? Yeah, being bought up in a special way sets it's roots but Sydney taught me that it is okay to think for yourself. It is okay to have different opinions.

Hazel Grace from The Fault in our Stars
Being a realist. knowing life is short. Enjoying life. Not having a care in the world. Filled with Love. That is Hazel. Hazel must be the strongest character I know of.

~stay smart, stay chic
xoxo Lihini


Obsession REVIEW +

400th post! and what a great blogpost this will be too.
I wan't to start of by saying that this freaking book should be in a series. Now let's begin.

ObsessionBy Jennifer L. Armentrout

Kindle Edition370 pages
Published May 31st 2013 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Covet)

He’s arrogant, domineering, and... To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something... unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter?

that's the best word to describe after oh so 25 pages. I was addicted. 
this stand alone spin-off novel of the Lux Series was truly amazing. It all takes place in a more adult world so I would not recommend this book to anyone younger that fifteen. 
Im not gonna lie, what really captured me was the heat between these two. And the way Armentrout describes things, oh God, she makes me all warm with her scenes! She can make the ugliest warehouse seem beautiful...

My way of seeing the Arum really changed, and how I saw the Luxen too. This book really shows that there is no real such a thing as "good" and "bad".

Like I said before I really think this book should be a part in a series, but Jennifer have confirmed that we will be seeing  Hunter and Serena in Origin, the last Lux book!


~stay smart, stay chic 
xoxo Lihini


Basically my dream future in pictures. Enjoy. +

Start where you are.Top 5 Pins: Summer Boho Chic | HelloSociety BlogNew York City Point, pick, go.Rustler Gulch near Crested Butte, Colorado. :) college life

This Is What Happy Looks Like REVIEW +

This Is What Happy Looks Like
By Jennifer E. Smith

Hardcover416 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Poppy

 If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. 

Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs? 
What a fun story!
I have made up this rule to never judge an author before reading at least 2 of her/his books. This Is my second E Smith book and I liked this one a lot more that the probability of love at first sight. why? This one was just so much more... realistic. even though this book is NOT realistic at all, it felt like it was. They got to know each other by email which I thought was a fun modern twist.
While reading this book I found myself thinking "wow this book reminds me of a Justin Bieber fanfic" (read a lot of those back in the ol' days) this book could as well have been a fanfic, but most fanfic authors are not that good, like Jennifer. I mean she is not a fanfic author, she is an author and she is a good- you know what I mean...
~stay smart, stay chic
xoxo Lihini


Teatime with Lihini +

Yay it's teatime! today I will be interviewing Fredrik. He asked me if I wanted some candy one day in school and that is how we became friends. 

Lihini: Hi!
Lihini: How are you?

Fredrik: I’m fine, thank you for asking! How about you?

Lihini: I’m eating a cupcake atm so my quite great. Would you like to tell us who you are and why you are here?

Fredrik: Nope. I refuse. You can't make me!

Lihini: please *big sad convincing eyes*

Fredrik: Okaaay... Hi my name is Karl Olov Fredrik Lundström aka. "The best fucking person in this despicable world"

Lihini: ah, I doubt the last statement, but let's continue anyway shall we?

Fredrik: I’m here because I have a friend, a very short and special friend. Did I mention that she was short? Oh yeah I did. Anyway, this friend has a blog about books and other essential things, and I ended up here since you have been dying to interview me post our little chat!

Lihini: I am not that short!
I could easily take you in a fight, no doubt.

Fredrik: We'll continue whenever you are past my statement of you being short.
Let us put that fight in our schedule after our tea hour on Friday!
We will post updates

Lihini: hahahaha
Lihini: Since I know that you like to read before you go to bed I have to ask you, what book did you read before you went to bed yesterday?
Fredrik: I am actually waiting for a book delivery on Friday, with a book I am dying to read but at the moment I am reading Wuthering heights by Emily Brontë
Lihini: Would you mind sharing WHY you like to read before you go to sleep?

Fredrik: I read before my nap nap cause it allows me to be in charge of my mind and therefore control my ability to sleep. I used to have a shitty sleeping structure with only 4-6 hours per night but now I am able to sleep up to 10 hours if I feel for it. The key is to have a cool down period before entering your real sleep. I read 30-60 minutes before I want to sleep. This requires some structure and planning but it enables me to become a stronger (both physically and mentally) version of me. Reading in a room with low light relaxes the mind and make you feel more at home. You realize how much your mind and body want you to sleep. So reading is more than just reading.

Lihini: You are very smart Fredrik           
Lihini: If you had to pick a book that describes your life the best which book would you choose and why?

Fredrik: I don’t think a book could really describe my life. Since my life is not a book and not yet written down to book-form!

Lihini: do you think your life would be interesting to read about?

Fredrik: Haha! Funny question! That requires a definition of interesting. But my thoughts would be somewhat interesting and rewarding but my actual life is something I choose not to put a title on!

Lihini: I would name it "the life of being Stitch"
Lihini: What is it that you look for in a good book?

Fredrik: It might seem a bit cheesy but I actually look for complex descriptions of love and life as in "The sorrows of young Werther" or "Wurthering heights".
Lihini: Name your favorite character and why.

Fredrik: Easy question! Hands down, without a doubt Bilbo because he is part of a wonderful story with a great psychological evolution!

Lihini: if you say so, I thought it was boring, but you already know that *wink*
Lihini: Have you ever wanted to punch an author in the face?

Fredrik: No but yes! Never thought of it in that particulate way but now that you mention it I do.

Lihini: really, and who would have the honor to be slapped by you?
Fredrik: Stephenie Meyer

Lihini: aw that is mean; she was the one who got me into reading!

Fredrik: Nevertheless I could not finish the first quarter of the first book.

Lihini: the book kind of heat up later on.
Lihini: Let’s play a game, I ask you five quick questions and you have to give me the first answer that pops into your head ok?

Fredrik: Sure thing Short one!
Lihini: Shut up Giant

Fredrik: Frost bitten tree. oh, thought we had started.

Lihini: What would you bring with you if you were stranded on an island, body lotion to keep your skin from drying out or a book of choice?

Fredrik: I think I have to say book but not really sure

Lihini: What character would you love to trade place with?

Fredrik: Also Bilbo!

Lihini: Have you ever cried while reading a book?
Lihini: quick answer big foot!

Fredrik: Kind of a personal question but yes!

Lihini: this interview is all about digging up, I will have you reveal your most embarrassing moments, just because I can
Lihini: I heard a rumor about you last week. Is it true that you can quote the whole 50 shades of grey trilogy?

Fredrik: Sad but true
Fredrik: Is it true that you have a pet elephant called Dumbo that can soar off into the night using his ears as wings?

Lihini: wait, I’m the interviewer, not you. But yes. It’s true.Lihini: would you rather eat up your own foot while it’s still attached to you or would you sacrifice your first born child to the devil?

Fredrik: I would sacrifice a Barbie doll as a decoy to get him out of the underworld so that I can conquer it.

Lihini: good luck with that. I do not think you will be able to pull it out. Sorry.
Lihini: this is a standard question, and I know my readers are dying to know, are you single?

Fredrik: Yes


 Fredrik: oh didn't listen there it’s a no

 Lihini: What a shame, I’m sure there are quite a few ladies out there who have already looked you up on Facebook.
Lihini: Thank you very much Bigfoot for joining us today, and we hope to meet you again very soon! 

Fredrik: Thank you for having me! Good luck with your blog miniperson!

 Lihini: I’m sure who have smaller friends in your life.

~stay smart, stay chic
xoxo Lihini


TAG: Running +

"What do you do when someone you care very much about keeps settling for less? keeps feeding you with lies that things will get better, keep accusing you for wrongs you didn't do and most importantly - keeps taking shit from someone they have to face every day? What do you do when all this becomes all you think off?
You try to talk some sense in the person you really care about.
What do you do if they don't listen?
You scream it out.
What do you do when they get angry and tell you to show respect?

I don't know what you would do, but I would run. I would run and never look back.
every. single. day.
I was scared.
Every. single. day.
I wanted to hide.
Every. single. day.
I wanted to make everything better

but then
I got angry
I felt neglected
Rage took over

and I ran

Because why stay and fight when the person you are fighting for doesn't give a damn shit? Yeah I don't know either" - Author Unknown

love this poem.

Wait for You (Wait for You #1) +

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)
By Jennifer L. Armentrout
ebook332 pages

Published February 26th 2013 by J. Lynn (first published February 25th 2013)

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

I have no idea what it was with this freaking book but I just could not put it down. It was downright impossible! I am very strict when it comes to my sleeping schedule, I NEVER read after 10. If I do the book is dam addicting. 
And this book was. I stayed up to midnight without even noticing, the story Armentrout can tell, and the WAY she lures you in with her characters, and words, it's addicting! It becomes oxygen. I woke up really early to start where I left off and finished the book a couple of hours ago.

You get mesmerized by the way their relationship grows, there is no insta-love, Jen builds up these characters a bit every time, and make them quite uniqe, especially Avery. 
My heart would seriously ache at times for these two, because that is what this author does best - she makes you feel.

i give this book a strong 4/5!

~stay smart, stay chic
xoxo Lihini



Divergent stills and more +

I feel like we have been getting quite a lot of divergent related stuff lately,  they even released a teaser trailer at comic con, which sadly will not be coming out. But until then we can just admire these photos of Sheo!


Comic Con 2013 - I WAS THERE! +

YEAH In my dreams anyway. Im trying to find the full comic con video on the internet but I just can't so here are some interviews you can fiest on until I find something more. 


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer #2 (!) +

IT'S HERE! I hate how all the hunger game fans have to wait for half a year to get something new out from the movie, like a trailer, heck even a still is exciting to get! As I have said before on this blog I am not the biggest fan of Catching Fire to express myself mildly, but I am looking quite forward to see the movie, abyway, here is the FREAKING TRAILER Y'ALL!!

~Stay smart, stay chic
xoxo Lihini

Warm bodies SWE / Warm Bodies (Warm bodies #1) REVIEW +

Warm Bodies (Varma kroppar)
Swedish Review
Av Isaac Marion
  • Översättare: 

    Kristoffer Leandoer

  • Formgivare: 

    Malin Westman

  • Förlag: 


Zombier har inga känslor - om de inte äter av din hjärna 
Världen har fyllts av zombier och ingen vet varför. R är en av dem.
Zombier har inga egna känslor eller minnen - men om de äter av en människas hjärna återupplever de scener ur den personens liv.
Det är så det går till när R blir förälskad. Han dödar en ung man och övertar hans kärlek till flickvännen. Nu har R ett mål i tillvaron. Han vill hålla kvinnan gömd från de andra zombierna och se till att hon överlever.
Den unge mannens känslor blir som en drog för R, bit för bit äter han av pojkvännens hjärna. Scen för scen upplever R hans liv, och det förändrar honom för alltid.

Vilken söt berättelse! R var så sjukt gullig, inte utseendemässigt då, utan mer sättet han tänkte på. När han träffar Julie vet han inte riktigt vad han ska göra med sig själv, som om han vore kär för första gången igen... vilket han tekniskt sett är. Jag gillar hela zombie ideén, inte för hemsk, en rätt passande sommarbok faktiskt. Att Perry skulle ha en så stor roll i boken trodde jag inte, med tanke på att jag har sett filmen innan, men han var viktig för boken.
Det här är Isaacs debutbok, inget mästerverk direkt, snarare en härlig luftig bok :)
När Maron skrev boken så var hans störta önskan att den skulle bli publicerad, dvs. han hade inte ens en plan på att den skulle bli så här stor. Nu när den har blivit det har han även passat på att avslöja att det kommer en uppföljare! 


Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)
English Review
By Isaac Maro

PaperbackUK Edition240 pages
Published October 28th 2010 by Vintage

R' is a zombie. He has no name, no memories and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows - warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can't understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.

This has never happened before. It breaks the rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their grim, rotting world won't be changed without a fight...

What a sweet story! R was so cute, not in appearance, but more the way he was thinking. When he meets Julie knows he does not really know what to do with himself, as if he were in love for the first time again ... which he technically is. I like the whole zombie Idea, not horrible, a true and proper Summer Books actually. I would never have thought that Perry would have such a big role in the book, given that I've seen the movie before, but he was important to the book.
This is Isaac's first novel, no masterpiece directly, rather a lovely airy book :)

When Maron wrote the book his biggest wish was it to be published, that is. he did not even have a plan for it to become this big. Now that it has become just that he have decided to write a sequel!

~stay smart, stay chic
xoxo Lihini