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Weekly Reading List #68


By Cynthia Ayala

Man oh man, I’m leaving soon. It’s wild stuff going on here. I’m going to turn in my FINAL paper soon and let me tell you, I have done nothing but stress about it because it’s my final paper, my final ever paper. Talk about crazy stuff. I’m so close to the finish line, so close to the ending of school. God I’m relieved. Sometimes I feel like going to college just put my life on hold, it did, but without the knowledge I gained I wouldn’t be able to do the things I’ve always wanted.

Honestly, the only thing that has kept me sane is the out of class reading that I did for class because I’m not one of those people who drowns in school work. I can’t be that person, it’s too stressful and then I don’t feel like I’ve done my best.

Anyway, since school is wrapping up, check out this weekly reading list right here.
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Applications for Print Publishing Final Project


So as you all know I am an aspiring author under the pen name Nia Dragin and that I recently published my novel as a paperback for Barnes and Noble distribution, of which they have accepted. But while at school, something happened. My professor asked us to design a book, at least 32 pages, as our final project. I didn’t know what to do so what happened was I took my book and decided to take a stab at designing it myself. Needless to say, that’s it right there. I fell in love with it.

Every time I work on my novel, I get this great sense of accomplishment, this self-satisfaction. I love my novel, even if no one else does and I love the color, the design and will forever be incredibly happy with the way it turned out and thankful to the artist, Ronald Kaiser, who designed it. Just click on the image to see a bigger look and if you like it you can buy it here. Happy Monday everyone!

Blood Hunger Cover (Indesign Project)

A Sci-Fi Adventure That Needs a Spark | Review of The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies, #5) – 954 Nation


By: Cynthia Ayala

Shifting from several point of views, The Revenge of Seven builds a strong and wonderful story packed with adventure and story as the moves forward and follows these various characters as they move on from the tragic events of the last book. The team, separated with no way of contacting one another, each chapter shows events across the globe as they happen, tying the characters together as well as the story[…] Continue reading A Sci-Fi Adventure That Needs a Spark | Review of The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies, #5) – 954 Nation

A Jaw-Dropping Drama | Review of ‘Gone Girl’


By: Cynthia Ayala

Gone GirlOn his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Gone Girl is an incredible film that paints a story and just dives right into it.  The story was expertly written and constructed as it follows Nick Dunne as he comes home to his wife missing and the house in shambles.  This leads the police to pick away at his marriage and unearth the events that led to his wife’s disappearance.  This leads to the course the film takes and the style and direction of the film itself.  The film begins in one way, to tell a story and set it up to paint this marriage, to paint this connection between these two characters so that viewers can see just how far this marriage has fallen.  Going back and forth, between past and present, the movie continues to build in a marvelous way using misdirection beautifully. Continue reading A Jaw-Dropping Drama | Review of ‘Gone Girl’

Week 43 2014 | Part 1 | Comic Reviews


By: Cynthia Ayala

Green Lantern #35

Green Lantern #35 (RELEASE DATE: OCT 1, 2014 | COVER PRICE: $2.99)

Godhead Act I: Part II | Dead Worlds

I’m always amused when Hal gets his tushie handed to him. It’s not that I don’t like Hal s a character, it’s just that he gets on my nerve every so often with his head up his tushie. That being said however, this was a very good issue.

Following the events of NEW GODS: GODHEAD #1, Highfather and the warriors from New Genesis have stolen the rings, one from each emotional spectrum, in the hopes of creating the Life Equation. However, the new gods went too far and stole the ring from Mogo and the Green Lanterns are not taking too kindly to that. Both go head to head and the Green Lanterns discover that the New Gods are a force to be reckoned with.
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Meet the new creative team behind Green Arrow – DC Comics News


By: Cynthia A.

Fan of the Arrow TV Series? Well here’s your chance to meet them as they celebrate their takeover of Green Arrow comics. Read on for the when and where.

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