Monday, March 31, 2014

VIDEO: 'Defiance' Season 2 Teaser Trailer and Web Series

Last year, the new Sci-fi tv series Defiance premiered on Syfy and took the world by storm. Finally, after a long wait, we have been given a teaser trailer for Season 2! If that is not enough for you all, a mini web series has been released as well. The web series picks up with Nolan right after Season 1 and follows his search for his Irisa. The teaser trailer can be seen below. I have also provided a direct link to watch the web series episodes.

Season 2 of Defiance premieres Thursday night on June 19th at 8/7c on Syfy!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 24 - The Divine Move Recap & Review Vlog!

Hey everyone!
Check out my latest vlog where I discuss episode 24 aka the Season Finale of Teen Wolf Season 3B. This episode shocked me so much at the end and I'm sure you all know why! I'll start up these recap & review vlogs again in June after the Season 4 Premiere of Teen Wolf on June 23rd!
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Movie Review: 'Divergent' + Big News!

This past Summer after so many friends recommended that I read Divergent, I finally did. I was so drawn into the world and grew really attached to the characters, especially Tris and Four. I found the whole concept of a world divided into factions very daunting. The author Veronica Roth wrote a great book and I can't wait to finish reading Insurgent. 


Upon entering the theater to watch Divergent for the first time last night I was very pleased to see how full the auditorium was. This movie is a great adaptation of the book and I really loved it. Now I am going to tell you all about some of the scenes that stood out to me the most. The first one was the scene where Al turns on Tris helps a couple of guys try to kill her. The next scene would definitely be when Tris sees Four's fears and learns that he is Tobias, the son of Marcus Eaton and a former member of Abnegation. Another scene is the one when Tris has her final test. The fourth scene would have to be where Tris has to kill Will in self defense when he isn't in control of himself. Some more scenes are definitely the ones when Tris' parents die while protecting her. The final scene that really gave me chills and stood out was when Tris has to fight Four when he isn't in control of his actions and helps him regain control of himself. I highly recommend this movie and will be seeing it again tomorrow!


Insurgent, The sequel to Divergent has been given the green light!

Due an incredible $4.9 million earned from the Thursday night showings of Divergent, it has been confirmed that the sequel Insurgent will soon go into production. It is expected that Divergent will earn $60 million this weekend.

The sequel will start filming this May and has been given a release date of March 20th, 2015! It is predicted that the third book will be adapted and released in March 2016.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 23 - Insatiable Recap & Review Vlog!

Hey everyone!
Check out my latest vlog where I discuss episode 23 of Teen Wolf Season 3B. This episode had me in tears and my heart hurts so much because of it! Make sure to stay tuned as I continue to do these recap & review vlogs every week for each episode of Teen Wolf.
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Cover Reveal: 'The Bane Chronicles' Print Edition

What better why to celebrate the release of the final installment of The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare then by revealing the cover for the print edition of said chronicles?! Cassie knows wassup, so that’s exactly what happened.

I will not be buying/reading anymore of the individual TBC installments because I’ve been waiting to get my hands on the physical copy. Good news — print copy is coming. Bad news — we have to wait until November. Oh well. One step at a time.

Without further ado, here is the cover for the print edition of Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson’s The Bane Chronicles.

The Bane Chronicles

Isn’t it beautiful? I mean we’ve always had an idea of what it would look like because of the installment covers, but this just looks magical.

And yes, that DOES say exclusive BONUS story there. How cool!

I’m honestly SO excited about this release, I don’t care if I have to wait until November. It’ll probably take me until then to get over my feels (or at least semi-contain them) from CoHF in May.

What do you think of the cover? Are you excited about the print edition?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Blog Tour: The Fawn by Susan Griscom

The Fawn
by Susan Griscom
Release Date: March 1st, 2014


New Adult Contemporary Romance/Suspense

Sexual content and mature subject matter, including domestic violence and abuse.

This will be a two book series, but both books in The Beaumont Brothers can be read as a standalone.

After a not-so-wonderful young adulthood—shuffled from one foster home to another—Lena Benton had hoped marriage would be her ticket to happiness. Wedded a year after high school graduation, Lena was certain she’d found her knight. But when Troy Harington’s true colors surface shortly after their glorious day of elopement, things aren’t quite as rosy as Lena had envisioned. When an unforeseen event turns ugly, all she can do is ... run!

But does she run far enough?

Jackson Beaumont prides himself on being a nature-loving, guitar-strumming carefree sort of guy, known for his eagerness to help injured animals find their way back into the wild. When Lena Benton walks into his bar, he’s once again swept off his feet with concern and desire to help the wounded. Will he risk having his heart torn apart again when the memory of the fawn he rescued as a child resurfaces?



No more tears, I ordered myself. It’s over. Was he dead? I hoped he was dead. I had to have killed him. My emotions—convoluted with anger and fear—dominated my judgment, giving me courage to go on. I’d never considered myself weak, to allow a man to have such complete and utter control over me—to beat me whenever he had the whim. How the hell had that happened?
Well, that person was gone and I didn’t want to be weak anymore. I lifted my glasses, studied my eye again, and thought of my mother—she’d been weak, I remembered. The vision of my stepfather beating my mother to death invaded my mind. I was nine at the time, and sat cowering in the corner, praying he wouldn’t come at me when he’d finished with her. I’d watched him slap my mom around before, and she’d always been able to recover. But that last time, he’d gone too far. I watched as my mother fell to her knees, clutching her stomach as his foot came off the ground and struck her in the face. She’d fallen backwards and her head hit the edge of the red, brick hearth of the fireplace. I covered my eyes and screamed as blood spewed out all over the bricks and the worn out, dingy cream carpet. A neighbor heard the screaming and called the police. They’d gotten there in time for me, but too late for my mother.
I’d been on my own since I was eighteen after enduring one foster home after another, never really fitting in. But at the tender age of fourteen I’d found my niche. An old discarded second-hand guitar I’d discovered in someone’s trash became my savior. As long as I had a guitar in my hands nothing else mattered. After a few months of living with some friends and several temporary gigs here and there, I’d been lucky enough to find a spot with a smalltime band singing and playing lead-guitar. They called themselves The Magic Crew. They were good too, on their way to stardom, and I was right there with them until Troy Harington showed up and swept me off my feet.
It seemed as if it had all been a dream as I thought about how he’d manipulated me into believing he loved me. Handsome? Oh yeah, he was handsome.


About the Author:
I daydream often. If I didn't write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play--a dreadful disaster; though not from my writing, of course, I must blame it on the acting.

The craft of writing, although dormant for years, never really left me. Many years later, and with the help of technology, I let my imagination run wild again.

Born in a small town in Pennsylvania, I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns. I tend to lean toward the unusual and spooky. I read all genres but I love reading paranormal romance and like writing in that genre.

My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running.

I live in Northern California with my very romantic husband, my small yippy dog, Riley, and my humungous black cat, Saké. My family consists of his and her children; four wonderful sons, one beautiful daughter, and seven grandchildren. My greatest love in life is my family and those large and ever growing holiday dinners.

I enjoy traveling. I hate running, but do it once in a while. Reading and writing are my favorite pastimes.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 22 - De-Void Recap & Review Vlog!

Hey everyone!
Check out my latest vlog where I discuss episode 22 of Teen Wolf Season 3B. This episode was really gross and I just have one word for you all.....flies! Make sure to stay tuned as I continue to do these recap & review vlogs every week for each episode of Teen Wolf.
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Book Review: Evertrue by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, #3)

Where To Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository
Goodreads Summary: Now that Nikki has rescued Jack, all she wants is to be with him and graduate high school. But Cole tricked Nikki into feeding off him, and she’s begun the process of turning into an Everliving herself... which means she must feed on a Forfeit soon — or die.

Terrified for her survival, Nikki and Jack begin a desperate attempt to reverse the process using any means possible. Even Cole, who they expected to fight them at every turn, has become an unlikely ally — but how long can it last? Nikki needs to feed on Cole to survive, Cole needs Nikki to gain the throne in the Everneath, Jack needs Nikki because she is everything to him — and together, they must travel back to the Underworld to undo Nikki’s fate and make her mortal once more. But Cole isn’t the only one with plans for Nikki: the Queen has not forgotten Nikki’s treachery, and she wants her destroyed for good. Will Nikki be forced to spend eternity in the Underworld, or does she have what it takes to bring down the Everneath once and for all?

**Do NOT read this review if you have not read the first TWO books. There are SPOILERS!**

 My Review: The final third of this book is what decided the rating. Had my rating been based on the first two-thirds, I'd have given it a 3.5 or 4 stars. This book ended perfectly, first of all. I still say that the second book was my favorite of the trilogy, because it's the one that shocked me and grabbed me the most, but the ending to this book was heartfelt, sad, yet appropriate at the same time.

We pick up with the decision of Nikki deciding she needs to destroy the Everneath because Cole tricked her into beginning her transformation into an Everliving. Throughout this entire book, I was suspicious of Cole yet I enjoyed him at the same time. I kept wondering what he had up his sleeve now that Nikki and Jack knew what he did. But then Brodi Ashton decides to throw me a curve ball and give Cole something quite big to deal with throughout the entire book. When I found out about Cole's situation, I was PISSED! I couldn't believe that Ashton would even allow me to be confused over how I was feeling about Cole. I mean, I will continue to say that he was the best developed character of the entire series, but that didn't mean I had to like him. Or feel sorry for him. But Ashton has me questioning.

Having Jack back in the picture was great, but at times I felt like he was a little too much. Especially when Nikki had to feed off of Cole, which we all knew was necessary in order for her to stay alive. Jack needed to chill. Just a little.

Then Nikki, having been through hell & high water with the Everneath and with Cole, still made a few rash decisions that had me scratching my head. But by the end of the book, I honestly just settle in the fact that this was who she was. She's a compassionate person, and sometimes even when you've been scorned, you can't help having that compassion, even if you could potential get burned again.
Can I just say that I love Will? That's all. No particular reason, other than I just love how dedicated he is and how he is always willing to help.

For me, the middle of the novel dragged a bit. Especially when Nikki & Jack are trying to deal with Cole. Once again, there's the struggle with the decision to trust Cole or to not trust Cole. And I was struggling with it too.

Throughout the entire series, regardless what Cole has done to Nikki, you can tell that he cares about her. But he's also acting out of his own selfish desires. You see it in Everneath, you see it in Everbound, and you see it in Evertrue. It's just obvious. He loves her, which means he wants her happy, but he's also selfish.

The queen -- she was boring to me. In the previous book and this one. The Shades were scarier than she was. I kept thinking "Can you just die? Please? I'm over you." I think the queen could have been written a little better. I always expect more out of female characters, so I just wasn't feeling this queen.

My favorite scene in the entire book? Not the romance, not the fighting, not anything Cole-related. Nope. It was the frickin' BEETLE scene! Can you say EWWWWWW???! I cringed as I read that scene. The fact that Nikki had to walk across a bed of beetles, each the size of half of her foot?? What the hell, man?! I would have just laid down to die. I couldn't do it. That scene gave me hives just thinking about it!

Overall, this was a great story. There are things within the entire series that I wish were written better, but I am not going to nitpick over this trilogy. I'm just glad that Ashton ended the story in a way that was satisfactory. At least for me, and I'm sure for others as well.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Made For You by Melissa Marr

Made For You
by Melissa Marr
Release Date: September 16th, 2014


Bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely books Melissa Marr’s first contemporary YA novel is a twisted southern gothic tale of obsession, romance, and murder. A killer is obsessed with Eva Tilling. Can she stop him, or will he claim her?

When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from the hit-and-run, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva’s power to keep her friends—and themselves—alive. But while Eva and Nate grow closer, the killer grows increasingly frantic in his attempt to get to Eva.

For the first time, New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr has applied her extraordinary talent to contemporary realism. Chilling twists, unrequited obsession, and high-stakes romance drive this Gothic, racy thriller—a story of small-town oppression and salvation. Melissa’s fans, and every YA reader, will find its wild ride enthralling.


First of all, this cover is beautiful and draws me in with many questions. I have been a fan of Melissa Marr and her writing since first reading Wicked Lovely. She has a very unique style and I find all of her characters very compelling. Some of the villains in her books are my favorite characters and that is a credit to her talent and how the characters are presented. I will most certainly be reading this book once it is released and I recommend you all do as well.

About the Author:

Melissa grew up believing in faeries, ghosts, and various other creatures. After teaching college lit for a decade, she applied her fascination with folklore to writing. 

Wicked Lovely was her first novel; it was simultaneously released in the US and UK by HarperCollins in 2007 (with translation rights also sold in twenty-some countries). It debuted as a NY Times Bestseller and evolved into a multi-book series with myriad accolades and international bestseller lists.  

Her debut adult book, Graveminder, released to strong critical reception in 2011.  Following that she has written for younger readers (The Blackwell Pages series; 2013-2015) with her friend Kelley Armstrong, edited anthologies with Kelley and with her friend Tim Pratt, and released a second adult novel (The Arrivals) in 2013.  Her first picture book (Bunny Roo) will be released in 2015. 

Currently, Melissa lives in Virginia with her spouse and three kids, writes full time, and still believes in faeries, monsters, and ghosts.

Twitter: @melissa_marr

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 21 - The Fox and the Wolf Recap & Review Vlog!

Hey everyone!
Check out my latest vlog where I discuss episode 21 of Teen Wolf Season 3B. This episode was very informative and while it certainly was not a favorite of mine, it was necessary to make everything in the rest of the season make sense. Make sure to stay tuned as I continue to do these recap & review vlogs every week for each episode of Teen Wolf.
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