Hey there avid readers! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend. For me my fiancé is coming to visit next weekend for Halloween so I’m trying really hard to get as much done as humanly possible so that I don’t have to worry about school work and can somewhat relax with him. It’ll be nice J. School going great I’m working on three different projects right now, I’m editing one book, typing the second, and starting something completely different that has dragons because who doesn’t love dragons. And there is something not working in the first chapter of my novel so I’m going to finish fine tuning it for my creative writing class so that I can turn it in and figure out what isn’t working. Maybe it’s the fact that I wrote it 5 years ago and my writing style has changed, maybe it’s something in the presentation. I don’t know, that’s what class is for. So this weekend was really dedicated to that and lots of reading and writing. But anyway, check out my weekly reading list for the next week. Happy reading!Continue reading Weekly Reading List #61→
Years after the Earth’s population was decimated by a virus, the survivors sought refuge, building a city based on three tiers, the goal of the citizens to focus solely on duty, to forget their emotions and strive for excellence. Seventeen-year-old Avlyn Lark is one of the people built in the city at the edge of war with Affinity, her one chance at freedom and redemption. But for the fight for freedom, there always comes risk.
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
Elizabeth Milton has not known a stable life being the daughter of the notorious poet John Milton, helping him write his latest masterpiece Paradise Lost while learning foreign languages and sword fighting at night. Her father is training her for something and with the arrival of the young Italian Antonio Vivani and the King’s court, Elizabeth is thrown into mission fueled by puzzles and mystery she couldn’t dream possible.
Configured Jenetta Penner
(Book #1 in the Configured Trilogy)
Publication date: October 20th 2016
Genres: Sci-Fi/Dystopian, Young Adult
“In the future, love will make you a traitor.
120 years after a virus decimated earth’s population the survivors thrive in safety, away from the death and destruction of the Outerbounds. But there is a price. Divided into three levels of intellect, Citizens focus solely on duty. Emotions are pointless, even dangerous.
Due to her advanced intelligence, seventeen-year-old computer genius, Avlyn Lark is separated from her twin brother at birth and raised by adoptive parents. She gains privilege, the ideal future. He dies. Avlyn barely knew him yet he remains bound to her memory. Continue reading Configured Book Trailer Reveal and Giveaway→
Hey there avid readers! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Lots of reading this weekend for homework, which is going to be tons of fun. Well, one of the books for class, A Writers Book of Cures and Spells by Marcia Johnson, it’s not that it’s bad, but it is hard to read because it’s written in such an unfamiliar way. It’s very different and has a strong way of lulling the reader, which isn’t bad but it definitely is a good story to read to relax the mind, but it’s not easy to read. Then I have Borges Labyrinths, I’m liking it so far, it’s all the supplemental reading I’m not looking forward to, reading essays, not really my thing, but maybe I’ll be surprised and I’ll find them interesting.
“Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.”
Who doesn’t like a good western film with solid characters? This film brings to life another adaptation of the Seven Samurai giving it a nice feel of the characters and the setting. The conflict is established very early on giving the film a cohesive feeling overall. There is some hint that Chisolm (played by Denzel Washington) has more in mind of helping out these people than he lets on. What’s good about that is the fact that it’s not overtly obvious about what is going on with him. Instead, there is an openness about it that it can go either way, but the viewer doesn’t know until the end. It’s good storytelling because it doesn’t distract from the story as a whole, it adds to it. Continue reading A Good Old Western | Review of ‘The Magnificent Seven’ (2016)→
Back in 1952, the Barbizon Hotel was a hotel for women, Darby McLaughlin went there to become a secretary, but more happened, more than she ever thought possible. Years later, the Barbizon has gone condo and now Rose Lewin is living there, listening to the ghosts of the past as she hunts for a story that was long dead.
Hey there readers. Well this month wasn’t really a big surprise as for the winner seeing as it is part of a bestselling series. So may I present to you, courtesy of your votes, Octobers Book of the Month *drum roll* The Midnight Star! Check out what it’s all about below. Happy reading and stay tuned for next month’s poll coming up soon. Continue reading Book of the Month – October 2016→