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Women of the Gallagher Academy, who comes here?

We are the sisters of Gillian. 

Why do you come?

To learn her skills. Honor her sword. And keep her secrets. 

To what end do you work?

To the cause of justice and light. 

How long will you strive?

For all the days of our lives.

  • S-cryed
  • Eureka 7
  • Golden Boy
  • Gundam Wing
  • Full Metal Panic!
  • Buso Renkin
  • Elfin Lied
  • Gundam Seed
  • Shakugan no Shana
  • Rosario + Vampire
  • Black Blood Brothers (i think i remember it most for its ending theme)
  • Code Geass
  • Claymore
  • Fate/Stay Night (original, havent seen the newer ones)
  • School days (ok, this fucked me up for a few days lol)
  • Ikkitousen 
  • Zero No Tsukaima (loved this series! need to watch the new season)
  • Black Lagoon
  • FLCL (the most confusing 6ep you’ll ever see but so worth it)
  • Soul Eater
  • Witch Blade
  • Gurren Lagann
  • FMA: Brotherhood (1st few eps throw you off compared to the original one but its a great remake)
  • Toradora!
  • Phantom-Requiem for the Phantom
  • Dance in the Vampire Bund
  • Break Blade
  • Deadman Wonderland
  • Sword Art Online
  • Attank On Titan
  • Kill La Kill
  • Tokyo Ghoul

Old School (toonami x Adultswim) Ive went back & re-watched a few

  • Inuyasha
  • Full Metal Alchemist
  • Yu Yu Hakasho
  • Wolf’s Rain (want a black husky w/ blue eyes named blu cuz of this & the themes!)
  • Cowboy Bebop (one of the first ending themes i ever DL)
  • Trigun
  • Samurai Champloo
  • Tenchi Muyo!(nowhere close to finishing this 1 but i plan to re-watch it)
  • Outlaw Star (same here)
  • Trinity blood (& Here)
  • .Hack//sign (Bitch you guessed it)
  • Case Closed (swear this was still going up until recently but yeah this one too lol)

I’ve only watched a good 20% of what ive added to this book from over the years. So out of the ones i have these are the ones that i think are most worth mentioning. Most of these have more than one season so dont forget to check those out as well.  

Roh Reviews:

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls by #2) by Ally Carter
Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls by #3) by Ally Carter
Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls by #4) by Ally Carter
Classified Material (Gallagher Girls by #4.5) by Ally Carter (not pictured below)
Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls by #5) by Ally Carter
United We Spy (Gallagher Girls by #6) by Ally Carter
A Gallagher Wedding (Gallagher Girls by #6.5) by Ally Carter

My Ratings:
         ★★★★    (#2)
         ★★★★.5 (#3)
         ★★★★★ (#4)
         ★★★★.5 (#4.5)
         ★★★★★ (#5)
         ★★★★.5 (#6)
         ★★★★    (#6.5)

(Okay, so this will be a master review of the second to sixth novels, as well as the two novellas of the Gallagher Girls Series.)

So, firstly, I am in love with the series. It’s such a fun, easy, and quick read. It’s an amusing series that tugs at your heart a lot, especially in the fifth novel (when *spoiler alert* Cammie lost her memory of the summer). The Gallagher Girls Series is an easy series to get lost in.

So, let’s talk about the character development. I am a huge fan of character development and this series did not disappoint. Every single character went through it, and I mean everyone!

Cammie Morgan, the main character, went through so much that I could not see the Cammie Morgan from the beginning of the series by the end; the Cammie Morgan that hid while a group of boys harassed a Gallagher Girl. Bex Baxter learned to think about the consequences of her actions. Although, she’s still a tough and energetic girl, Bex learned to reign in her impulses. Liz is now more stronger (physically) and more willing to do the dirty work rather than stay behind. Macey has gone from a stereotypical rich girl (first novel) to the strong and confident (not that she wasn’t before; it’s just different) girl that she is now. Zach went from a guy who kept his secrets to himself, to a guy who opened up to Cammie about his struggles and his life. I like Zach and am glad that Cammie ended up with him because Josh was just so…plain… Preston Winters went from a guy who was completely helpless (third novel) to a more emotionally stable and strong guy. I like Preston. I like Preston and Macey together. Mostly, though, I love the friendships that were written in the series. It’s not a series about romantic love but rather friendship and familial love. It’s a story about sisters who have your back through thick and thin. It’s a story about the Gallagher Girls.

So, I really want to make a quick point on the Classified Material novella. I really wanted more of it. I thought it was too short. I wanted to see more from Cammie’s friends point of views. I wanted to see more of Zach’s point of view. I really loved seeing all of their breakdowns after Cammie left. It was such an interesting novella to read and I love it (definitely better than A Gallagher Wedding) because it showcased how deeply they all felt about each other.

There were like three things I was surprised by. Agent Townsend…being who he was (sixth novel), Zach’s mom being who she was (fourth novel), and Amy being…who she is (those who’ve read the series know). I should have seen the Agent Townsend thing because Cammie mentioned it throughout the series, about his similarities with another character. I didn’t see the reveal of Zach’s mom coming at all. Amy was such a small character that I was surprised when Ally Carter made her into such a bigger one. I should’ve, though, seen it coming. Carter has a habit of connecting small lines to be a part of a bigger picture.

Overall, I know this master review doesn’t do the series justice but I really did enjoy the series immensely. I would definitely recommend it to readers who enjoy novels that revolve around spies. I really enjoyed Carter’s writing and am enjoying the Heist Society Series, as well! So, thank you, Ally Carter, for creating a world that is so interesting to read about!:)

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These pictures are not the greatest but here’s two new sketchbook cover designs! I messed up the White Book one so badly you have no idea, but I’m putting it on a sketchbook that I just finished so it’s okay lmao

doubly okay because I’m going back to school soon and the Black Book girl looks dead inside, which is what I will be! :D

One of the most important activities in our life is to set good priorities; to know what in life is most important to us. We have received so much conditioning throughout our lives that it takes some time to discern for ourselves what we think is valuable. Our parents teach us to value X, Y and Z; our teachers encourage us to think A, B and C. Advertising tells us who we should be and what we should look like. All the time, we are getting messages about who we should be, what we should do and what we should have. But how often do we ever think about whether we really want to be, do, or have those things? How often do we ever think about what actually nourishes our hearts in a truly joyful, vibrant and beautiful way?
—  Seven Tips for a Happy Life by Ven Thubten Chodron (x)