Apology and Blood of Olympus

So guess what?


And by Lord Voldemort, I mean me, as in Alice.

We’re basically the same.

So anyways, I am so sorry for not posting in forever! Our last post was Chesh about 2 months ago. Mine was like January.


Yeah, I guess school and life caught up with us.

Mostly school.

But now it’s summer again! I hope to post more, and coerce Chesh and The Red Queen into doing so as well.

I’ve read some good books! But right now, I thought we should talk about…..



Before I freak out and analyze too much, here is the information.


Release Date: October 7, 2014


“Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them, and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance

Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps. The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.”


There are SO MANY things I must talk about. Here are some of them in a semi-organized bulleted list.

  • THE COVER. If you’ll scroll up and examine it, you’ll see some giants, and above them, what I believe to be Frank and Jason, and….. Hazel? Maybe? I think it’s Hazel on the right. Design wise, it’s not my favorite cover, but I’ll take it. I’d also like to draw your attention to the UK cover, released a few days ago:


Well, look at those strapping seven young folks! Who- oh, you mean those are THE seven? Wow. Frank gives the impression of Orlando Bloom, if you zoom in.

Yeah, that is NOT how I imagine them. So attractive, so fashionably dressed! Is Hazel three years older? Is Leo tall? Piper has got one SCARY BLADE. I am angry that Percy still looks like Logan Lerman? This is strange.

These are some fabulous and fierce warriors in the UK. Yeah, Gaea, you bettah run.

I’m also worried about the scary Gaea eyes at the bottom. Creeeeeepy.

Let’s make a petition for Viria to do a new cover and character art.

If you’re not familiar with Viria, observe:


(I especially love her Leo.)

That was a long bullet point. The bottom line is, covers are weird. Especially British covers.

  • Will Percy find out about Nico? Poor Nico. I love Nico
  • I miss Grover a lot aaah
  • Also I hope nothing happens to dear Frank.
  • or Hazel
  • or ANYONE.

I should probably stop before I have a conniption..

This  post was probably like 3 years long, but I hope you enjoyed it. I’ll probably be posting a review soon. I’ll try to get my cohorts to post, and I bid you a good day!

~ Alice


Random Sherlock Theory

So, when the three of us are in a car for 2 and a half hours with a teacher who is also semi-obsessed with Sherlock, we go a little nuts. We came up with this pretty fantastic theory that we think is necessary to spread all over the internet. Enjoy our shenanigans.

A Study in Reichenbach

Calling Sherlockians frustrated and insane is a ridiculous understatement. Since the cliffhanger that was The Reichenbach Fall, and even well before that, we’ve been analyzing every frame, developing headcanons, ships, and theories to answer all the questions posed by the show. The most popular issues right now seem to be “How did Sherlock survive the fall?” “What is the significance of IOU?” “Why is Moffat such a troll?” “How will Sherlock reveal to John that he’s still alive?” “What was Molly’s role in the fall?” and many others. The focus among the fandoms seems to be the ending of The Reichenbach Fall and the anticipation of series 3. However, there are many puzzling things left unresolved throughout the show that are generally ignored by the fandom, only getting brought up for a little while and soon left alone. What did Molly give Sherlock for Christmas? Why was Sherlock so out of character throughout the last episode? Where is Irene now? What in the world was going on with Mycroft? I’ve read many interesting theories by eva-christine on Tumblr that address some of these issues, but I haven’t seen much about one question in particular: Jennifer Wilson.

Many fans of Sherlock don’t know her name, and even fewer give her more than a thought. She is best known as the magenta-clad woman who is the focus of the main investigation in A Study in Pink.


Within a few minutes, Sherlock deduces that she was writing the name Rachel with her left hand, was unhappily married for 10+ years, worked in the media, was from Cardiff, was staying for one night away from home, and had a string of lovers who weren’t aware she was married. Lestrade informs him that her kids found her dead, and John exposed the cause of death as asphyxiation.

Jennifer Wilson also appeared just a few minutes earlier in the episode at the press conference concerning these “serial suicides.” We can tell she is the same woman based on several facts:

1)     Their appearance is the same, right down to the bright pink clothes.



2)     Sherlock deduced that she worked in the media, which would justify her being at a press conference.

3)     A press conference would be a great excuse to leave her husband overnight in another town.

4)     We very clearly see her get into a cab, which we later find was driven by the serial killer.

Of course, this has already circulated the fandom, so many people are aware that we get glimpses of this woman at the press conference before her death. Fewer people seem to have noticed that she appears again: in The Reichenbach Fall as a juror at Moriarty’s trial.


How could Jennifer Wilson be present at a trial that takes place several years after her own murder? What happened to her hair color, left-handedness, and signature pink clothes? What is she doing in the midst of two of Sherlock’s cases? How did Sherlock not notice?

Could this woman be a lot more important than we ever thought she was?

Let’s go back to the cabbie who supposedly killed Mrs. Wilson. A photograph of two children and a woman is noted by Sherlock during his ride in the cab:


Supposedly, these children are the cabbie’s that he wishes to leave money to by means of Moriarty. The woman, whose face is torn off, is supposedly his ex-wife, the mother of his children. From the sliver of her face that we have, it could be Mrs. Wilson, but it could also be any other woman. From this photo alone, we have no proof that Mrs. Wilson is at all related to these children, the cabbie, or Moriarty. However, it is proven that these children do belong to Jennifer in The Reichenbach Fall when Moriarty explains how he hacked the juror’s hotel TVs to target what they love most and threaten.

In this frame, we also see Mrs. Wilson’s new name, MS. Williams. This is further evidence that they are the same woman because Williams and Wilson are very very similar. She also switched her title from Mrs. to Ms.



So the children do belong to Mrs. Wilson, thus, if the cabbie’s story is to be believed, Mrs. Wilson was unhappily married to the cabbie for over ten years. Sherlock deduces that the two have been separated for a while, Mrs. Wilson taking the kids whom she dearly loves, but the cabbie still misses them, and his main priority was to provide for their future.

But if Mrs. Wilson had hated her marriage for so long, why would she continue to wear the ring after they had separated? And more importantly, why would a man only looking out for his children’s future and happiness kill the one woman most important in children’s lives: their mother, whom they probably loved based on the fact they ended up staying with her? Added to the fact that almost everything else the cabbie said was a lie we reach our conclusion: the cabbie was not married to Mrs. Wilson. They are not his children, and that was not his cab. We have to keep in mind whose cab that was, the man who employed the cabbie to engage in this whole charade in the first place. Moriarty.

moriarty cab

He even mimics the cabbie in episode 6 by wearing the same hat and driving (possibly) the same cab.

Then whose kids are these? The obvious answer would be her husband’s, but we must remember that she had a string of lovers who weren’t aware of her marriage. Besides, it would be unlikely that Moriarty would keep a picture of a random victim’s kids, unless they were his own.

Jennifer Wilson was sick of her marriage. Her husband was dull, her husband was abusive, her husband was obsessive, whatever. She knew the reason wouldn’t matter, because for the right price, the consulting criminal would get her out. She came to him seeking an escape from her life, even if it meant confessing to her lover that she was actually a married woman. She just needed out, before her husband realized that those kids did not belong to him, and she was shamed forever. That simply would not be beneficial to her career in the media. So he extended a helping hand, though not for free. He helped her fake her own death. There are ways to simulate death for a short period of time. The COD would come out as asphyxiation, and she would be in a death-like state for several days, but she’d come out ok. From there, she’d build her new identity: dying her hair, changing her name to Ms. Williams, learning to switch dominant hands, and discarding her signature favorite color. She insisted that every record Moriarty had access to of Mrs. Wilson’s existence would be erased forever. Several years later, well into her new life, she was put on jury duty. It was the trial of James Moriarty, charged with attempting to steal the crown jewels. She knew that her children, who had lived with her ex since her fake death, belonged to Moriarty, but she could never admit that to the authorities asking if she had any ties to defendant. Were either of them to reveal who she was, her second life would be over. Eventually someone would realize that her relationship with Moriarty would inevitably mean there was something off, and likely illegal, about her. Any attention on her could result in her husband’s discovery of her alter ego and the heartbreak of her children. So she lied, she became a member of her lover and savior’s jury. Then she received the message through her TV. She was fully aware of how heartless he was, how he would willingly wreck the lives of his own children to manipulate her. She caved, he won. The spider knew exactly how her portion of the web would dance.

Obviously, there are some holes and far-fetched ideas in this little narrative I threw together, but I was somewhat dramatizing it. It is completely possible that the children did not belong to Moriarty, and he was only a consulting criminal to her, not a lover at all, though his possession of the photograph indirectly suggests that. Moriarty must have placed the photo in his cab for some reason, probably to plant ideas in Sherlock’s head, which is one thing he is notorious for (eg his gay charade at St. Bart’s

One prominent question has been left unanswered: how could Sherlock have missed all this? It should have been obvious that he had seen this woman before, even solved her murder. He should have known the second he saw her in the jury. He was even in a show-off sort of mood that day, so why not flaunt his precise memory and history of solving impossible murders?

Sherlock did recognize her as soon as he looked at the jury. He knew she was the woman in pink, and his deductions led him to the conclusion that she had faked her own death. He told no one about this, because that’s where he got his idea for how to beat Moriarty at his own game. If eva-christine’s theory is to be believed, Sherlock was somewhat aware of Moriarty’s intentions for the whole of The Reichenbach Fall. He was still searching for the best way to win when he went to Moriarty’s trial, where he saw Mrs. Wilson, recognized that she had successfully faked her own death under his nose, and decided to do the same in Reichenbach Falls.


Of course, his fake death was much harder to accomplish, but the events are parallel. He told no one he recognized her so that no one else would reach his conclusion and guess after Reichenbach that he was still alive.

Only one problem remains: what are the odds that Mrs. Wilson would be chosen for a jury for Moriarty’s trial, where Sherlock was a witness, and consequently planting the idea for faking death in Sherlock’s head? That was no coincidence. This could be considered pretty far-fetched, but I believe Moriarty manipulated someone in power to make sure she was in that jury. He knew Sherlock well enough to guess the plans he would leave that trial with, thus staying a few steps ahead of him throughout the rest of the episode. He allowed Sherlock to choose their final meeting place, knowing what he would do, and planning to do the same. If Sherlock is alive, Moriarty is certainly alive with him. Moriarty won.

So, what do you think?

Are we insane, or does this actually make sense?

Liebster Award

liebster awardHi everyone!! First off, I want to give a huge thanks to Take A Walk On The Write Side for nominating us for the Liebster Award. It means a lot, considering we’ve only been blogging for a few months.
The Liebster Award is a way to help blogs with under 200 followers gain attention and and expand their audience.
Link back the blogger that tagged you
Nominate 10 others and answer the questions of the one who tagged you
Ask 10 questions for the bloggers you nominate
Let your nominees know of their award
My Answers:
1. What made you decide to start blogging?
Alice and I were hanging out and got the crazy idea of starting a book blog. I had been reading a few book blogs for a while and had been really wanting to create one since June, but I didn’t know if I could do it by myself. When Alice agreed to start one with me, we went on WordPress and got We’re All Mad Here running. After we set it up, we called Cheshire Cat and told her that she would participate and pretty much dragged her into it. And that is how We’re All Mad here got started.
2. From where do you usually get your books (library, local bookstore, amazon…)?
I usually get my books from my local library or Barnes and Noble. I have a nook which makes it very convenient to download books anywhere.
3. What book has influenced your current tastes the most?
I think Don’t Judge a Girl by Her cover by Ally Carter. It was the first YA book I ever read (and no, when I read it I did not know it was the third book in a series) and ever since then I’ve fallen in love with YA fiction.
4.What’s your favorite thing about blogging so far?
I love getting comments and knowing that someone is actually reading our blog. It’s so amazing that people around the world are reading our reviews (I mean how crazy is that??)
5.  Have you ever read a book that you wish you had written? If yes, which one?
Yes. Everything Shannon Hale writes. She is amazing and I only wish I could write that well.
6. What’s the one thing you can’t stand in a book?
Instalove. Period. I actually like love triangles, when they’re done right, but I downright abhor instalove *makes gagging noise in the back of throat.
7. Do you have any weird reading habits?
I can read pretty much anytime anyplace. I can’t really think of many strange things I do though. My favorite spot to read is in my bed after 11:00.
8. With which fictional character do you identify the most?
Wow, toughie. I don’t think I’ve ever read a character that I completely identify with. I don’t think I’d actually like a book that’s main character was just like me. However, I really love when characters have red hair (like meeeee). I love gingers.
9.  Favorite book(s)?
Oh shut me up now before I rant forever. I love The Ruby Red Series by Kerstin Gier, anything by Rick Riordan, The Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale, The Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter, Clarity by , Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik, Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen, etc. (I put the et cetera in to save you all from having to keep reading this post forever)
10. What’s your favorite book adaptation (in any media: movies, TV, theater…)?
LOTR (Lord of The Rings). The movies are AMAZING.
My Nominations:
My Questions:
1. Why in the world did you start blogging?
2. Are you a part of any fandoms?
3. What is your favorite genre?
4. Do you judge books based on their covers?
5. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done?
6. What advice do you have for someone who wants to start a book blog?
7. What book made you love reading?
8. What’s your favorite series/book?
9. Would you rather never be able to read again or never be able to talk again?
10. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring one thing what would it be?
~The Red Queen

“The One” Cover


Yes, I know what you’re thinking. “Oh my goodness, you just posted about The Prince a few days ago, so please shut up about this series and get a life.”

Yeah no. I refuse to give up my obsession. Kiera Cass and her publishing company aren’t really helping me either because loOK AT THAT COVER. IT’S BEAUTIMUS BEYOND WORDS.

A few observations:

1. That model is so perfect as America.


3. This book needs to come out soon or I might explode from the tension.

Thank you for reading this meaningless rant.

~Cheshire Cat


Guys. GUYS.

A new film series. The Wizarding World. In America. IN NEW YORK. IN THE 1920S.

I’m. So. Excited.

I mean, one day we all think it’s over, then BOOM. The people who didn’t get to go to premieres for any Harry Potter movies, even people who are just reading the books now, WILL GET TO BE PART OF THE EXCITEMENT.

I count myself in this group, as I barely finished them to go see the last premiere.

I’m going to die

I really am

I just

Troy Bolton gets me. ^


It’s going to be perfect.


I saw this on Pinterest the other day and it made me sad –




Not EVEN going to think about when the movie series ends.

Let’s just enjoy this.


Obviously this wasn’t a review but IT’S IMPORTANT, PEOPLE.

~ Alice