grasshopper night

Amsterdam, Oudebrugsteeg / Damrak, (Grand Cafe & Restaurant the Grasshopper).

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anonymous asked:

A book with plenty of dark themes, one that has lots of suspense, and makes me resonate with the characters and their experiences. Is there a book like that?

We’ve got a list of 10 Books That Aren’t Afraid to Go There! 

Read about a few of them below :) 

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

Taj must fight and consume the sins of the rich, and bear them as tattoos upon his skin. When a conspiracy against the throne comes to light, it’s suddenly up to Taj to fight for justice, even when the whole world despises the sin eaters. 


Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

Funny, intense, complex, and brave, Grasshopper Jungle brilliantly weaves together everything from testicle-dissolving genetically modified corn to the struggles of recession-era, small-town America in this groundbreaking coming-of-age stunner.


City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

Tina aka “Tiny Girl” is a thief on the streets of Sangui City, Kenya and she only cares about two things: her sister and punishing the man responsible for her mother’s brutal murder. When a botched robbery brings her face to face with a friend from her past and a new clue about her mother’s murder, Tina must embark on a journey for the truth, wherever that may lead her. 

Find more great recs on Penguin Teen! 

a rude awakening

the moment seokjin’s voice shatters through to yoongi’s lovely dreams of billion dollar mansions overlooking entire cities, brightly colored maseratis and bentleys strewn across expansive lawns, and nice shiny bling presented to him on red velvet cushions, yoongi can already tell that something is terribly wrong and has that sense of foreboding weighing heavily in the pit of his stomach.

oh my god, what the hell!

“ugh, what is he shouting about now?” namjoon groans, flipping over and burying his head under the pillow.

a muffled, unidentifiable sort of gibberish comes from somewhere in taehyung’s general area, and hoseok agrees with whatever taehyung had said (how hoseok even understood a single word is a matter beyond yoongi’s ability to comprehend).

“don’t know, don’t care,” yoongi replies, copying namjoon’s action and stuffing his own pillow over his face.

it’s way too early in the morning for anyone’s shit, so yoongi is just going to roll over and go back to sleep.

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Grasshopper Book Review

I just finished reading Grasshopper last night, and I’m dying to ramble about it so I decided to collect some thoughts of the book itself, and also with the upcoming movie in mind! If you don’t want to know anything, this will include spoilers (not the ending though), but if you’re curious to know more about the story, Semi, and what to expect from the movie, this is for you!

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the signs as sounds
  • aquarius: the sound of birds chirping in the park
  • pisces: the whisper of someone you love
  • aries: the sound of music blasting through your head
  • taurus: the slight hum of lights in the night
  • gemini: the sound of a concert booming through speakers
  • cancer: the sounds of grasshoppers and calming summer nights
  • leo: the howling of wind in the spring
  • virgo: the static coming from a tv filling a room of silence
  • libra: the flickering of the flame of a candle
  • scorpio: the sound of pattering rain on the roof
  • sagittarius: the sudden sound of cars and night life
  • capricorn: the sound of bugs and shaking leaves