5 Reasons You Should Watch: Love, Rosie

Movie time! It's been a while since I recommended a movie, probably because I haven't had time to watch much. But alas...I have a movie recommendation and it's a good one because it's actually adapted from a book. Holla! Also, I should shout out to Laggies which is another great indie flick with a superb romance. But...it's time for the ultimate recommendation today: Love, Rosie. 

5 Reasons Why You Should Watch

Love, Rosie

Based on the 2004 novel Where Rainbows End by Ceclia Ahern, Love, Rosie tells the story of childhood best friends Rosie and Alex. They literally are soulmates but just can't seem to have the right luck to make it work. It's more of a saga, stretching from their childhood days to college and to adulthood. Think of it like the movie One Day but kinda better.

5. FRIENDS TO LOVERS. Hello my favorite kind of romance ever! I love when the best friends have soulmate connection and Rosie and Alex have just that. 

4. SAM CLAFLIN. He is sexiness all the way. And watching him grow from a teenager (he seriously looked like a teen) to an adult was kind of heart-wrenching. Plus, this...


3. LILY COLLINS. I know there are some intense Lily Collins fans. Honestly, I never understood it. I am here to tell you -- I get it. I finally get it. I LOVE her. She was breath and life in this movie. So fantastic. And her comedic timing is on point.  

2. SOOOO MANY EMOTIONS. I haven't read the book, so it was all really surprsing. Yes, this isn't the most original rom com ever. BUT I can forgive it for the brilliant acting and the believable romance. Because when the main duo have chemistry it beats out 99% of all other rom coms. Which brings me to...

1. THE CHEMISTRY. Was perfect. From the moment Alex and Rosie looked at one another, I believed it. It's hard to think that Lily Collins "supposedly" dated Jamie Campbell Bower in real life and has ZERO chemistry in The City of Bones, but for Love, Rosie she had 100% chemistry with Sam Claflin and as far as I know, they've never been together. I would re-watch this movie just for this pair. It was beautiful and painful and perfect.

If I've convinced you, then watch the trailer below and see for yourself. 

5 Reasons Why You Should: Read Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Happy 2015 everyone!!! 2014 was a pretty pathetic year of blogging for me. I'm not going to make promises that 2015 will be any better. But I will be crossing my fingers. (One can only hope!) 

I've been on a bit of a reading spree lately so I'm super excited to have some book posts the next couple of months. First of all, I was obviously late to the Snow Like Ashes party. I did not receive the invitation. Or the owl forgot to send me one. But it's okay because it's better to show up late than never. Amma right? 

5 Reasons Why You Should

Read Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Snow Like Ashes is a YA Fantasty. I wouldn't consider it "high" fantasy but stylistically, I would say it's similar to Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone. Anyway, Snow Like Ashes follows Meira, one of the last remaining Winterians who are trying to rescue their countries stolen magic and fighting to return to their decimated lands.

Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)
5. MEIRA! I loved the main character. She was so easy to connect to and I think I honestly fell in love on page 1. She has such a deep backstory, especially with the sense of belonging to a cause but not feeling like she belongs to the country the cause is for. It's all explained in the book, but I found it really quite captivating. 

4. ROMANCE. YES IT'S GOOD! I love me a good romance sprinkled into my YA books. And this one is no different. I knew from the opening that I was in for a treat. I don't want to spoil anything, so I will just leave it at that ;) 

3. SIR AND MEIRA. I honestly didn't know I loved father-daughter relationship until reading Julie Cross' Whatever Life Throws at You. But I do. I really do. And Sir and Meira have a complicated and endearing relationship. He's really her commander, very stern and strict. But it does fall in the paternal category at times. 

2. THE STORY. I could not put this book down. I literally had to tear myself away from to write, but when I finished, I immediately returned to reading it. Becca and I were reading it at the same time and we would be gasping and wild eyed at the same moments. It seriously invokes some reaction. It's that good. 

1. THE WORLD. Okay, if I didn't convince you to read Snow Like Ashes yet, then I need you to listen to this part. The world is PHENOMENAL. Honestly, read this book just to sink your teeth into the world Raasch has created because it deserves to be read. Eight different realms. Four Season Kingdoms (Winter, Autumn, Spring, Summer) and Four Rhythm Kingdoms. I'm not going to even try to explain anymore because I will botch that stuff up. And Sara Raasch does it perfectly. Read the book and enjoy the world building. It's pretty beautiful. 

Alright, I think I've successfully fangirled over this book. But in all honesty, with such limited time to read these days, I'm so glad I chose to pick this one up :D 

Have you read Snow Like Ashes? Sound off below!