Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fandom Shop Showcase: FanGirlFeeels Etsy Shop!

Hey everyone!
I know a lot of you are huge fangirls and love buying cool fandom things, so I have created this post to showcase my good friend Sylvia's(from FanGirlFeeels) new Etsy Shop! Currently on her shop you can buy Divergent faction bags that she's made. With plenty more awesome custom fandom things coming soon this shop should be a hit.

You can find her shop at:

I hope you all love it! :D

Friday, June 28, 2013

MTV Exclusive: 'The Mortal Instruments' Cast, Cassandra Clare, And Harald Zwart Talk Costumes And The Shadowhunter Look!

Hey everyone!
This morning MTV revealed yet another exclusive from the set of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones! It actually came as a surprise because they didn't tell us about it until it was posted! Thanks for making our day MTV! In this video MTV's Josh Horowitz talks to the cast, author Cassandra Clare, & director Harald Zwart about the Costumes and the Shadowhunters' looks in the movie.
If there's one thing Shadowhunters pride themselves on (besides their bad-ass demon-destroying skills) it's their ability to look better in black than the widows of their enemies. And it's not just all talk, as we learned while visiting the Toronto-based set of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones."As director Harald Zwart told MTV News, the main challenge for costume designer Gersha Phillips was to create a look that was fresh yet familiar."How do you find a kind of goth, leathery look that hasn't been done a million times before and not too S&M and not too this or that?" Zwart mused. "It's search and find."

"It's very sexy. It's very edgy. It's not costume-y. It's very much a look," star Lily Collins — who plays Clary Fray — explained of the Shadowhunters' gear, which she sports later on in the film after learning she's not as mundane as she once thought."It's not easy to do stunts in boots and heels and leather and wearing a harness under tight leather pants," she continued. "That's a little difficult. But it's been really fun."Another Shadowhunter staple is something just as dark much less ephemeral: powerful tattoos known as runes. The black markings, which cover the warriors head to toe, imbue them with heightened abilities and senses and are a necessity for fighting off foes. Unfortunately, in real life, they don't come with the ability to fast-forward time, meaning applying the intricate ink could take upwards of three hours."They're kind of a pain in the ass to put on in the morning," bemoaned Kevin Zegers, who plays Alec Lightwood."It takes about three hours," confirmed Jamie Campbell Bower, who plays Jace Wayland. "We've managed to cut it down to about two and a half hours now. I will sleep in them sometimes. I won't shower. I'll stay in them, and then you come to work the next day, and it cuts down about two hours in the chair."Of course, not every character wears Shadowhunter black, but that doesn't mean they aren't just as stylish. Take warlock Magnus Bane — played by Godfrey Gao — for instance, who was pants-less the day we visited set but had plenty of other embellishments to flaunt."I've put on glitter, eye shadows, nail polish, really glittery lipsticks, and I think I do have the red-powdered cheeks going on," Gao said with a grin.

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones comes to theaters on August 21st! :D

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones German Trailer Released!

Hey everyone!
This morning a new German trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was released! I am seriously loving this new trailer & had chills while watching it. An English version will be released soon and I will post that as well, but until then here's the German trailer and translation below. Enjoy Shadowhunters! :D

Translation from TMI Source:

Hodge (voiceover): (Clary and Simon in NYC and at Java Jones) You live your life, ordinary, normal, but the truth cannot be kept from you forever. (Constantin Film, Unique Features, Pandemonium) There is a world hidden in our own, ancient, secret, dangerous.
Jace: (Jace and Clary in the alley) You’re not a mundane.
Clary: What’s a mundane?
Jace: Someone from the human world.
Clary: If I’m not human then what am I?
Hodge (voiceover): (Hotel Dumort) Humanity is on the very brink of extinction.
Jace: (Ravener demon at Clary’s apartment) I’ve been hunting demons across the world in their varying different forms.
Hodge (voiceover): (Institute shots, Clary’s room) And the key to our survival lies in your hands. To fulfil your destiny, you have to unlock your past.
Madame Dorothea: Your mother was a Shadowhunter, like him, like you.
Hodge (voiceover): (City of Bones, Mortal Sword) And discover your true powers.
Simon: (with Jace standing behind him) That’s a rune. Runes make you invisible, strong. They heal you.
Alec: What do you want with her?
Jace: She is different.
Alec: She is gonna get us all killed.
Hodge: (Hodge and Clary in the library) A battle against evil can never be won but always has to be fought.
Isabelle: There’s too many of them.
Jace: Have a little faith.
Valentine: (with his sword) The world will be ours.
Hodge (voiceover): (Clary hugging Simon while Jace is watching them) The rune that mends a broken heart is the most painful one.
Jace: (Clary running through NYC, Hotel Dumort) You have an incredible gift, we need you. I need you.
Hodge: (little girl getting attacked by a wolf) The stories that you were told about monsters, nightmares – they are all true.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones comes to theaters on August 21st! :D

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

REVIEW: Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale (The Bane Chronicles Part #3) by Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan

Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale (The Bane Chronicles Part #3) 
Released: June 18, 2013
By Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan


Magnus Bane leverages his alliances with Downworlders and Shadowhunters on a venture to Victorian London. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.

When immortal warlock Magnus Bane attends preliminary peace talks between the Shadowhunters and the Downworlders in Victorian London, he is charmed by two very different people: the vampire Camille Belcourt and the young Shadowhunter, Edmund Herondale. Will winning hearts mean choosing sides?

This standalone e-only short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality populates the pages of the #1 New York Timesbestselling series, The Mortal Instrumentsand The Infernal Devices series. This story in The Bane Chronicles, Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale, is written by Sarah Rees Brennan and Cassandra Clare.


I finished reading the latest installment in The Bane Chronicles the other night and I have fallen for another Herondale. In Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale we focus on the Downworlders & Shadowhunters trying to bring about the accords during several meetings at The London Institute. The Shadowhunters were very cruel in this towards the Downworlders and I kept getting very upset with it all. I was gritting my teeth throughout the whole flirtation between Magnus & Camille Belcourt. I hate Camille. Magnus, meets the young Edmund Herondale and is present for the meeting of Will's parents when Edmund saves Linette. We even hear at the end the screams of Edmund having his marks removed, so he can marry Linette and move to Whales to be with her. This installment really touched me and is by far my favorite. I can't wait for the next installment in The Bane Chronicles, The Midnight Heir.

Here's an excerpt from Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale:

“Edmund exhaled. He looked drained. “I beg your pardon, Bane,” he said. “I am simply being a child, screaming and kicking against fate, and it is time to stop being a stupid boy. Why struggle against a choice that is already made? If I were asked to choose between sacrificing my life or sacrificing Linette’s every day for the rest of eternity, I would sacrifice my own every time.”

Magnus looked away, so as not to see the wreckage. “I wish you luck,” he said. “Luck and love.”
Edmund made a small bow. “I bid you good day. I think we will not meet again.”

He walked away, into the inner reaches of the Institute. A few feet away, he wavered and paused, light from one of the narrow church windows turning his hair rich gold, and Magnus thought he would turn. But Edmund Herondale never looked back.”

Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 4 - Unleashed Recap & Review Vlog!

Hey everyone!
Check out my latest vlog where I discuss the Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 4! This is the fourth in what will be a weekly recap & review vlog that I'll be doing of each episode for Teen Wolf Season 3!
Enjoy & Please Subscribe to my YouTube Channel! :D

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hemlock Grove FanVid Features + Exciting News!

Hey everyone,
This past April the incredibly chilling NetFlix Original Series Hemlock Grove Premiered and I instantly become entranced by it! This series is not for the faint of heart and if you can't stand gore...this show is not for you. With that said, the acting done with such an amazing cast blew me away. After watching the full set of 13 episodes I was searching the web for news of a second season. Well, here is the exciting news! 

That terrifying tiny town in Pennsylvania will once again be the setting of your nightmares: Eli Roth’s Hemlock Grove is returning for a second season on Netflix.

"The worldwide fan response to Hemlock Grove was phenomenal," says Roth. "Netflix members loved the potent combination of sexy monsters, mystery, and the dark family soap opera that ended with a huge twist, leaving audiences worldwide totally shocked. Season One was just a warm up for what we have in store for Season Two. Get ready to be scared in ways you never expected."

- Read Full Article at:

Now, in celebration of the second season of Hemlock Grove coming our way in 2014 here are five FanVids that caught my eyes and I just had to share!
Enjoy & Please Subscribe to the talented FanVidders below! :D

REVIEW: The Name Of The Star (The Shades of London Book #1) by Maureen Johnson

The Name Of The Star (The Shades of London Book #1)
Released: September 29th 2011
By: Maureen Johnson 


"The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago. 

Soon “Rippermania” takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was walking with her at the time, didn't notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory see him? And more urgently, why has Rory become his next target? In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.

The Name Of The Star by Maureen Johnson has quickly become one of my favorite books. Not only is the story absolutely thrilling and captivating, the writing is beautiful, and she gets her facts right!

 I tend to get very critical when authors and hollywood integrate real life events in fictional works. In Maureen's case, she takes the Jack the Ripper case, a real life event that happened in the Whitechapel district of  London 1888, and gives it an enthralling twist. The medical details involved in this story is exceptional. I am not a doctor, so I cannot verify if the medical details concerning the re-enacted ripper murders within this story are correct, but when it comes to the scene mentioning insulin, diabetic comas, and a "special antidote" to reverse a fast dropping low blood sugar (aka glucagon), Maureen has done her research! I am a type one diabetic and I have NEVER read a non-informational book that has used the correct terms for diabetes until now!
I have wanted to tell Maureen this, and thanks to twitter and my less than 160 characters word vomit, I was able to:

I figure, if Maureen got the facts right in using the diabetic terms, the other medical terms she writes in regards to the ripper case must also have been used right, along with the integrated historical facts, making for a very intriguing and realistic novel.    

There is this twist to the story that the audience finds out half way through the novel. I guessed it, but I don't blame Maureen. I think she did an absolutely brilliant job leading up to the reveal, giving only settle foreshadowing in the dialogue, actions, and atmosphere. Speaking Writing of atmosphere, Maureen creates this amazing tension that sparks between the characters, especially as main character Rory Deveaux walks a tight rope between two distinct groups of friends from her "new old" life in London, to her "new new" life in London.

I wouldn't of minded a little more snogging, but that's just me!

This book is extraordinary, I already want to re-read it; but first I need to go to Barnes and Noble and buy the second book to the Shades of London series - this is a serious need of mine...seriously! I give The Name Of The Star a 5 out of 5 star must drop everything and read right now review!

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Entertainment Weekly releases 'Divergent' movie stills and a behind the scenes video clip

Hey y'all, Megan here!
It has been a good week for initiates in receiving photo reveals AND behind the scene video clips! Still can't get enough of the new Divergent photos that Entertainment Weekly had shared? I know I can't, and I'm pretty sure that I love these new Divergent photos better than a Dauntless loves cake - That's saying something! Check them out below! I have my theories about these stills, what are yours? Swoon over Four and share in the comments below! 

Four and Tris take the cover of Entertainment Weekly. The magazine comes out today! Click HERE for the digital copy!


Tris in Abnegation clothing, about to take the first jump into the world of Dauntless.  


What do you suppose is going on with Tris and Al in this scene? Dauntless training perhaps? 


A close up of Tris' father Andrew Prior 


Director Neil Burger speaking with Jai Courtney AKA Dauntless leader Erik and Theo James AKA our beloved Four.


I think this is right after Tris zip lines down with some of the other Dauntless. What are your theories?


Dauntless initiate training. Tris and Four. I SHIP it. 


Dauntless initiate training. Tris and Four. I love how he is always watching her!


It looks like Tris is getting better at jumping out of trains. Tris and Four.


Tris and Four - oh my dauntless, my feels! <4 


Hey, remember this! The Knife throwing scene, one of my favorites!

Capture the flag dauntless style


I think Tris is about to take the test! What is your theory?


Dauntless initiates 


Saving the BEST for last. Theo James AKA Four! I give you permission to swoon. 


To view the video click HERE 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

REVIEW: The Runaway Queen (The Bane Chronicles Part #2) by Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson

The Runaway Queen (The Bane Chronicles Part #2)
Released: May 21, 2013
By Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson


Magnus Bane has a royal role in the French Revolution—if the angry mobs don’t spoil his spells. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.

While in France, immortal warlock Magnus Bane finds himself attempting to rescue the royal family from the horrors of the French Revolution—after being roped into this mess by a most attractive count. Naturally, the daring escape calls for invisible air balloons…

This standalone e-only short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality populates the pages of the #1 New York Timesbestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series. This story in The Bane Chronicles, The Runaway Queen, is written by Maureen Johnson and Cassandra Clare.


So, I finally found the time to read The Runaway Queen, the second installment of The Bane Chronicles. I absolutely loved it! I was pleasantly surprised to find Magnus having helped in trying to get Queen Marie Antoinette away from Paris during the French Revolution, yes I know in actuality he didn't since he's a fictional character. I saw a whole new side to Magnus in this story and fell more deeply in love with him. His interactions with Axel were just too sweet & made me feel all warm inside. I hope to read the most recently released installment of The Bane Chronicles soon and have another review up for you all shortly after. :D ~V

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 3 - Fireflies Recap & Review Vlog!

Hey everyone!
Check out my latest vlog where I discuss the Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 3! This is the third in what will be a weekly recap & review vlog that I'll be doing of each episode for Teen Wolf Season 3!
Enjoy & Please Subscribe to my YouTube Channel! :D ~V

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Another Brand New TMI: City of Bones Still is Released!

Hey everyone,
What a fabulous way for all of us Shadowhunters to end our weekend! Another new HQ Still has been released from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones that I had to share as soon as I saw it! Check out the wonderful still below & don't forget to enter my 10th Vlog Celebration Giveaway a few posts down. :D

Jocelyn Fray & her daughter Clary Fray
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones comes to theaters on August 21st! :D ~V

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sony Releases Even More Brand New TMI: City of Bones Stills!

Hey everyone,
Today is another a wonderful day for all of us Shadowhunters! Sony has released even more brand new HQ Stills from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones that I just had to share as quickly as possible! Check out the fabulousness below & don't forget to enter my 10th Vlog Celebration Giveaway two posts down. :D

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones comes to theaters on August 21st! :D ~V

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sony Releases Brand New TMI: City of Bones Stills!

Hey everyone,
Today is such a great day for all of us Shadowhunters! Sony has released some brand new HQ Stills from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones that I just had to share! Check out the fabulousness below & don't forget to enter my 10th Vlog Celebration Giveaway on my previous post. :D

Simon Lewis & Clary Fray at the Pandemonium Club.
Jace looking at Clary through the coffee shop window.
Isabelle Lightwood helping Clary get ready for Magnus Bane's Party.
Jace & Clary having a romantic moment in the greenhouse at The New York Institute.
Jace & Clary take a ride on his motorcycle.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones comes to theaters on August 21st! :D ~V

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

NovelReality's 10th Vlog Celebration Giveaway!

Hey everyone,
I recently posted my 10th Vlog on YouTube and was trying to think of a way to celebrate. So, I got in touch with my friend Cecilia Perez of Totally Obsessed and she has graciously donated a custom fandom ornament of the winner's choice as a prize for a random giveaway. Below y'all will find a Rafflecopter form that you can complete and come back to enter daily as well by tweeting. I'd like to thank everybody for watching my Vlogs and all of you who have already subscribed to my Vlog Channel. :D ~V

Here's an example of some fandom ornaments the winner can choose from!
USA, Canada, & UK Only

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Entertainment Weekly reveals the cover for The Bane Chronicles: Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale!

Today, Entertainment Weekly revealed the cover for the next installment of The Bane Chronicles: Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale that will be released this upcoming Tuesday!
Cassandra Clare had the talented Sarah Rees Brennan co-write this third installment.
What a beautiful cover!
I can't wait to read more into the life of my favorite warlock, Magnus Bane! ;) ~V

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Poster, Stills, & Teaser Trailer!

Hey everyone,
The past couple of days a lot of new things for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has been released! It's so very exciting and if you don't know much about what to expect in this second part of the three part film directed by Peter Jackson, I've included the plot summary below.

Plot Summary:
After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south?

Above you'll see the fabulous movie poster recently released! And below you'll see the movie stills we've been given for the movie so far along with some screencaps from the teaser trailer! :D
Martin Freeman as hobbit Bilbo Baggins

Evangeline Lilly as elf warrior Tauriel
Luke Evans as Bard & Orlando Bloom as elf prince Legolas

Now for the most exciting thing about today! Check out the first teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug below! We see many faces we love in it, some new characters, & one of our favorite characters from The Lord of the Rings...LEGOLAS! Enjoy! :D

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug comes to theaters on December 13th! :D ~V