darkest powers

Reasons why I shouldn't read
  • It gets expensive when you’re going through whole books in 2 days
  • I get too emotionally attached to characters
  • I have a nasty habit of reading book and favoring the character that dies
  • I become obsessed with them and nothing can stop me from reading fan fiction and re-blogging their stuff on tumblr

Everyone I know: “So, how has your first year of college gone?”

What happened: 

- I binge watched the entire Magic School Bus series twice

- I wrote 197 pages of fanfiction

- I got a tattoo

- I dropped my phone on some rocks and the screen cracked a little in the corner and I cried about it

- I got super into Star vs the Forces of Evil

- I watched The Dead Poet Society four times

- I made friends with a bird who I named Harold

- THE FUCKING GRAVITY FALLS “NOT WHAT HE SEEMS” EPISODE TORE MY HEART TO PIECES AND MADE ME SOB WHILE DRINKING ORANGE JUICE AT MIDNIGHT

- I helped some drunk guys out of a tree at 1 in the morning

- I danced in the road at 4 am one night while hanging up suicide prevention posters around campus

- Went to some museums and took dumb pictures of my friends

- I found a lot of geocaches

- I started hardcore shipping Ferbel (Ferb/Mabel)

- Also Corey/Liz from the Darkest Powers series (she’s DEAD though, it makes me so mad!)

- I got a job at the church on campus working with the children’s ministry director

- FREAKING GRAVITY FALLS MAN. I’M STILL NOT OVER IT. AHHHH.

What I say: “Fine, I had some pretty good classes.”

Shout out to Kelly Armstrong for creating a YA book series with
· believable main characters who are able to let the romance take a back burner to their fucking lives falling apart.
· Non glorification of mental disabilities and illness
· Characters that get periods, have acne, smell bad at times, eat the way they want, and JUST FUCKING BEHAVE LIKE TEENAGERS AND NOT SUPERMODELS IN A HIGH SCHOOL SETTING.
· Challenging the “boys will be boys” trope.
· Challenging racial stereotypes
· DID I MENTION NON GLORIFICATION OF MENTAL ILLNESS LIKE SHIT BRO
· POC protagonist and main characters
· NON. GLORIFICATION. OF. MENTAL. ILLNESS. AND. DISABILITIES.

“(Blaming a child with mental illness for not getting better…) wasn’t like pushing a reluctant student to get a passing grade. It was like blaming a kid with a learning disability for not getting A’s”.

“Why was it that every time a girl said she had a problem with a boy, it was written off as ‘oh he likes you’ as if that makes it okay?”

-all chloe saunders from The Summoning.

I actually intended for Chloe to end up with Simon, which is what you see in The Summoning. But as the characters developed, I realized that wasn’t what Chloe would want. Simon is the guy a mother would want for her daughter’s boyfriend–he’s an easy guy to be with. But Chloe needs someone who will challenge her more, push her to grow, and that’s Derek. She does the same for him, in a way she wouldn’t have done with Simon.
—  Kelley Armstrong on the progression of Chloe and Derek’s relationship [x]
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The Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong

“Mommy forgot to warn the new babysitter about the basement. Chloe teetered on the top step, chubby hands reaching up to clutch both railings, her arms shaking so much she could barely hang on. Her legs shook, too, the Scooby Doo heads on her slippers bobbing. Even her breath shook, puffing like she´d been running.” 

How could a parent blame her child for not overcoming a mental illness? It was like pushing a reluctant student to get a passing grade. It was like blaming one with a learning disorder for not getting As.
—  The summoning, Kelley armstrong

Fanmix for Chloe/Derek from The Darkest Powers series

LISTEN 

Misguided Ghosts - Paramore 
Haunt - Bastille 
The Wolves - Ben Howard
Human - Gabrielle Aplin
Howl - Florence + The Machine
The Phoenix - Fall Out Boy
Run For Your Life - The Fray
Check Yes Juliet - We the Kings
Come Around - Rosi Golan
Nowhere Left To Run - McFly 
Falling For You - Colbie Caillat
Eyes Open - Taylor Swift
Skinny Love - Birdy
I’ll Lie Here - Mike Dignam
Something I Need - OneRepublic

He disappeared into the brush. I turned around. A couple minutes later, the leaves crackled as he came out.

“I’m decent,” he said. “Got my shorts on. Nothing you haven’t seen.”

My cheeks flamed at the memory, which was stupid, because seeing a guy in his boxers shouldn’t be any different than seeing him in swim trunks. I’d even seen guys in their underwear, pranking at camp by running around our cabins, and I’d laughed and hooted with the other girls. But none of the guys at camp had looked like Derek, with a muscular back, bulging biceps, and…

And that was enough of that. I looked away to scan the forest and took a few deep breaths of my own.

CALLING ALL DARKEST POWERS FANS, PLEASE REBLOG!!!

OK so I wanna see how many Darkest Powers fans are on tumblr because there officially making a movie out of almost every teen novel except this one and it is getting on my nerves. So maybe if we can get enough people to reblog this, the beautiful people we call producers maybe just maybe give us a movie, so what do you say wanna help out, and if your not a Darkest Powers fan please reblog anyway, this might actually work!!!!