My thoughts and opinions on… “First There was Forever”


Hi, there. Today I will talk about the book that is named, “First There was Forever.” The woman who is named Juliana Romano is the author of this book. The first book I read by the author, Juliana Romano, is the book that is named, “Summer in the Invisible City.” I liked that book so I was also excited to read this book by the same woman.

So, what’s this novel about? Here it is: “First There was Forever” is a book about a girl who is named Lima. Lima has a best-friend. Her best-friend is named Hailey. The two girls were best-friends since they were children. However, something changes between the two girls. Lima is making new friends… and so is Hailey. The two are interested in boys… in fact, the two are interested in the same boy. Nate is the name of the boy who Hailey has crushed on for years. But Nate doesn’t glance at Hailey more than once… he is interested in Lima instead of her.

“First There was Forever” is a book about growing-up. It is a book about new-and-old friends, figuring-it-out, and love. Lima learns how to let-go of her friendship with Hailey. She falls for Nate. Things are changing… and so is she.

Hailey has always loved Nate. Hailey throws herself at Nate whenever she can do so. But Nate has his eyes set on Lima. And Lima needs to figure-out what to tell her former-best friend.

So, how do I feel about this book? Well, I liked this book a lot. I loved getting into Lima’s head-space. I think many girls will relate to her. Lima is a sensitive, a thoughtful, and a smart girl. I liked her a lot.

What rating would I give this book? I give this book a 4-star rating. It would be a great beach book for the summertime.

I hope you’re having a great summer so far.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

Book News: You can try-out to be “Percy Jackson” for the Disney+ television show

Great news! Right now there are auditions open for the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” television show that will play on Disney+. This is the beginning of the preliminary search for the title role of, “Percy Jackson.”

Rick Riordan is the author of the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” book series. Riordan hopes that the actor to play “Percy Jackson” will be around twelve-years-old old to sixteen-years-old. He wants “Percy Jackson” to be as similar to the “Percy Jackson” of the books as he can be. He wants to see the actor who plays “Percy Jackson” age on-screen just like “Percy” did in Riordan’s books.

Disney wants people of different ethnicity to enter an audition tape.

Disney states:

“We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, gender, race and ethnicity, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis prohibited by law.”

The production team behind the “Percy Jackson” television show is not looking for the actors who will play Annabeth Chase, Grover, and Chiron yet. The production team wants to find the right “Percy Jackson” right now. The reason for this is because the actor who is chosen to play “Percy Jackson” will affect the other television roles.

If you are interested in auditioning for the role of “Percy Jackson” then check-out this Disney informational website for more information. You will be able to send in an audition tape with the help of your parent if you wish to audition.

Good luck to any of you out there who plan to audition.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

My thoughts and opinions on… “My Life with the Walter Boys”


Hi, there. I hope you are all doing all right during this COVID-19 pandemic. I have spent most of my time focused on school…. and on reading. I don’t update here too often but I plan to change that very soon. I’ve read a lot of great books out there that I want to talk to you about on here. One of the books on that list is named, “My Life with the Walter Boys.” The book is a novel by the author who is named Ali Novak.

Let’s talk.

“The Life with the Walter Boys” is a fun and a well-written story. The book is about a girl who is named Jackie. Jackie owns zero pairs of jeans. Jackie hates it when things get out-of-her-control. However, suddenly, her whole life changes.

Jackie’s parents and her sister die in a car accident. This means that Jackie is sent to live with the Walter family…. a family of twelve boys (well, eleven boys and one girl, but the girl is so similar to her brothers that she counts as a “Walter boy” anyway).

Everything in Jackie’s life is different than it was before when she lives with the Walters. Jackie’s rules go out the window. The boys (and the one girl) give Jackie a run-for-her-money. But can Jackie survive in the Walter boys’ world?

Jackie does. However, the star (or perhaps, “the stars,” is more apt) of this book are the eleven Walter boys and the single Walter girl. Novak is a talented writer. She doesn’t have the room to write pages and pages describing each Walter boy in minute detail. However, she writes enough about the boys in the limited amount of space that she has on hand. She does a good job of showing the readers who the different Walter boys are to each other. Each boy that she writes about has his own opinions, his own interests, and his own idiosyncrasies.

There’s more to this novel then the group of “Walter boys.” In the novel, Jackie is in a love-triangle between two of the “Walter boys” in the Walter family. The two boys are named Cole Walter and Alex Walter. Cole and Alex are very different from one another. Cole loves being in the lime-light. Alex loves to relax and to play video games. Jackie likes both of the boys…. but which one is the right one for her to choose from?

This book was a great read. I loved the interaction between Jackie and the Walter boys. Those moments were the moments that made the book shine bright. However, one thing that I didn’t like about the book was how Jackie’s emotions were portrayed when it came down to the death of her parents and the death of her sister. Jackie’s family died horribly in a freak car accident…. however, Jackie’s reaction to the death of her family isn’t a center-point of the story. We never delve into Jackie’s thoughts on the matter for long. This decision by Novak is a huge hole in the story in my opinion.

So, do I think you should read, “My Life with the Walter Boys” by Ali Novak? The answer is a definitive, “yes.”

There is one more thing to note. The author, Ali Novak, started this book on an on-line writing community that is known as, “Wattpad.” She later changed her on-line story. In time it became the original novel that is named, “My Life with the Walter Boys.”

I don’t think that this affects the story in any way. Novak is a skilled writer. This book is a good one. Overall, I give it a 4-star rating. I loved it.

The next book that I will write about on here is the book that is named, “First there was Forever.” “First there was Forever” is a book by the author who is named Juliana Romano. It looks like a promising read.

You should stop by again soon to see what else I have in store for you.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

Book News: Rick Riordan’s newest book will be out this September

An anthology by Rick Riordan and a group of other authors will be out this September 28, 2021. The book is named The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities. The book that is named The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities is an anthology.

An anthology is a book of selected writings by different authors. The selected writings may be about the same subject, may have the same theme, or may be from the same time period.

However, the series of stories in this anthology are not about the same culture. The stories in this anthology are from different cultures. They are from these cultures: Indian, Mesoamerican, Korean, Cuban, Black American, African, Navajo, Mexican, Mesopotamian, and Celtic.

Below is a short summary about the anthology:

A cave monster…. an abandoned demon…. a ghost who wants to erase history…. a killer commandment…. These are just some of the challenges confronting the young heroes in this highly entertaining anthology.

This is what Rick Riordan had to say about the new anthology: “I hope you enjoy your trip through the multiverse mansion as much as I did. The real danger is that once you start exploring all the wonders herin, you may want to stay forever.”

Ten best-selling and award-winning authors contributed to this anthology. The author’s names are: Carlos Hernandez, Graci Kim, J.C. Cervantes, Rebecca Roanhorse, Sarwat Chadda, Roshani Chokshi, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Yoon Ha Lee, Kwame Mbalia, and Rick Riordan himself.

I am excited to read this anthology by these respected group of authors.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

Book News: George R. R. Martin signed a television series deal with HBO Max

George R. R. Martin is the author behind the “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series. The “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series is the basis of the popular HBO television show that is named, “Game of Thrones.”

George R. R. Martin is still in the midst of working on the next book in his “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series. The next book installment of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series will be a book that is named, “The Winds of Winter.” It will be the sixth book in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series.

At the moment George R. R. Martin is in the middle of developing several new television shows on the HBO Max television network. He signed a 5-year television contract with the HBO television network.

The new television show that he is working on will be a prequel to the “Game of Thrones” television show. The television show will be set three-hundred years before the “Game of Thrones” television show.

The new television show will focus on the royal family in the House of Targaryen. At the moment there are plans for the television show to be one season. The first season of the show will be a 10-episode season. The production of the television show will start next month.

The new television show will be on air in the year 2022. It will star the actresses that are named Olivia Cooke and Emma E’Arcy. It will also star the actors that are named Matt Smith and Paddy Considine.

The “Game of Thrones” television show played on the HBO television network in the year of 2011. The “Game of Thrones” television show ended in the year of 2019.

It seems like George R. R. Martin will have many more things to show his fans.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

Book News: The Author who is named Beverly Cleary dies at the age of 104

The children’s book author who is named Beverly Cleary died last Thursday. Beverly was 104-years-old. Beverly was the author of many books like the books that are named Ramona the Brave, Henry Huggins, Beezus and Ramona, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8.

Beverly died in her hometown of Carmel, California.

Beverly was known to be a respected children’s book author that got into the mind of the kids that she wrote her books for.

“I think children want to read about normal, everyday kids. That’s what I wanted to read about when I was growing up,” said Beverly. “I wanted to read about the sort of boys and girls that I knew in my neighborhood and in my school.

And in my childhood, many years ago, children’s books seemed to be about English children, or pioneer children. And that wasn’t what I wanted to read. And I think children like to find themselves in books.”

The first book that Beverly published in her book-writing career is a book that is named Henry Huggins. The book was named after the main character in the novel. Henry Huggins lived on Klickitat Street in Portland, Oregon.

People loved the book that is named Henry Huggins. The readers of Beverly’s books also loved another character in the book. They loved the little girl who lived down the street to Henry. The little girl was named Ramona Quimby.

Beverly branched out and also wrote books about Ramona. Ramona was known to be very sprited and also very smart. Ramona aslo had an older sister who was named Beezus. Beezus is another important character in the Ramona Quimby books.

It is sad to hear about the passing of Beverly Cleary. One thing is for certain though… her books will always be remembered by the fans who grew-up with them.

Rest in Peace, Beverly.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

My thoughts and opinions on… “How to be Famous”


Hello. I’m back with another book review. Today I will talk about the book that is named, “How to be Famous.” “How to be Famous” is written by the author who is named Caitlin Moran.

There’s a lot going on in this novel… so, let’s get started.

“How to be Famous” is about a woman who is named Dolly Wilde. Dolly works for a music magazine. Dolly has an interesting life. Her father is perpetually trying to live on her couch in her London apartment. Her friends, Suzanne and Julia, are eccentric musicians. She goes to fun parties. She meets interesting people. However, one night she meets the wrong person.

Dolly meets a man named Jerry Sharp. Jerry Sharp is a comedian. Dolly has one failed night with the man. Somehow Dolly goes home with him on another night out… but things don’t go as planned. Jerry takes a home video of the two’s escapades that evening… and the pornographic video haunts Dolly.

Dolly is also in love with her long-time lover who is named John. John is a musician. However, the two of them seem to be like “two ships passing in the night…” They can’t seem to catch each other at the right time for a romance to truly develop.

All of this may sound very intriguing. It sounds like the beginning of what should be a really great book. However, I found this book to be disappointing. I hated the way the book was written. It was not a clean and a concise book. There are meandering thoughts… there were long anecdotes about things that did not pertain to the heart of the book. I also found the main character, Dolly, to be pretentious and un-likeable. Dolly gets into a lot of trouble… but it’s her fault. She doesn’t make wise decisions. She doesn’t make smart, adult decisions.

So, what do I think? I give this book a 2-star rating. If you see it in your bookstore then I suggest that you pass it by for another book that catches your eye. The book may have promise but it fell flat from what it could be.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

My thoughts and opinions on… “Summer in the Invisible City”


So, here I am. Finally. I haven’t updated with a book review in a long time. I was really busy with a lot of things that kept on chasing me day-in-and-day-out. However, the truth is I was reading. Really and truly.

I read whenever I need time to relax, to breathe, or to get out of my own head. I read a bunch of books that I loved to read. I read a bunch of books that I had a luke-warm reaction to despite initial hopes about the book. Regardless of all that, I will update this blog more often with my book reviews.

They’re coming. Don’t worry.

Now, let’s get to this book at hand. The novel is named, “Summer in the Invisible City.” The novel was written by the author who is named Juliana Romano. This was the first book of hers that I read. So, how do I feel about it?

In all honesty I think that this book was all right. It wasn’t a terrible book but it wasn’t a spectacular, home-run-straight-to-the-stands type of book either. I loved the main character who was named Sadie Bell. Sadie was thoughtful, smart, and different than many other characters that I read about in other novels. However, the pace of “Summer in the Invisible City” was slow. I wanted to read about more drama. I wanted “lights, camera, action!” What I got were some black-and-white photos in a dark room.

What am I talking about? In “Summer in the Invisible City” Sadie is into Photography. In the novel, Sadie takes an extra elective summer-class at her school about Photography. Sadie’s interest in photo drives her actions throughout the whole novel. Then, there Sadie’s father. Sadie’s father is out of the picture. But she tries to start a relationship with him when he visits New York City in the summer. Still, things don’t turn out like Sadie plans for them to do so.

Finally, there is Sam. The heart-and-soul of this book for me is Sadie-and-Sam. I love the two of them together. I love the two’s natural chemistry. I love the spark between them. By the end of the book the two had an intense connection… but the end of the book was left in an open-ended way. I hated that.

So, what rating do I give this book?

I give this book 3-star rating.

This novel was good. But I wanted more from the author, Juliana Romano.

All right. That’s all for now. I hope you stay tuned to what’s coming next.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

Book News: There is a new teaser trailer out for the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” television show

There is a new teaser trailer out for the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” television show. The teaser trailer shows-off the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” logo that will play at the beginning of the television show.

The “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” television show is set to have five seasons. The different story-lines in the new television show will follow the book series’ story-lines.

I’m excited to learn more about the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” television show.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

Book News: Ready Player Two is out in book stores now

The book that is named Ready Player Two is out now. Ready Player Two is written by the author who is named Ernest Cline. Ready Player Two is a continuation of the original book that is named Ready Player One. It is a dark-topia novel that I think many people will enjoy.

Here is some information about the book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film.



Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything.

Hidden within Halliday’s vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous—and addictive—than even Wade dreamed possible.

With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest—a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize.

And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who’ll kill millions to get what he wants.

Wade’s life and the future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance.

Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, fun, action-packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again.

I loved the Ready Player One science-fiction book. It was great. I will pick-up this book as soon as I can do so.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London