"No story lives on unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen. Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home." -- J.K. Rowling



Person: "What are you suppose to be?"
Me: *Points to ears* "I'm a dragon, duh!"

Please Don't Go, I'll Eat You Up I Love You So....

Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Question??: Hurricane Irene, Dystopian and ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis . . . . .


My small town, nestled in New England, is under a hurricane warning. I don't know how a hurricane looks personally, but I have seen tornados when I used to live in Kansas, over a decade ago, but the feeling of fright, yet this enthralling adrenaline is very familiar. Its scary and though the storm is a good distance away, I can't help but wonder, is this how it feels, is this how it will feel, when the end of the world comes?

Dystopian books are very popular these days, I myself love them. There is something about the end of the world that people love, the promise of an end and possible new beginning...? Or is it that people who wait for the end of the world are not just sad people wanting a new start to a new live, but they are really just crazy? Crazy and crazy.

Though dystopian deals with the world after it has met its downfall; a world struggling and grasping to form a new sibilance of life, it is still the echo of an end to society. Lauren Oliver's dystopian world of Delirium tells the story of a world where love is a disease, where a society has become so warped and disillusioned that people get cured so they wont have to be faced with the joy and pain that can come with falling in love. Wither by Lauren DeStefano is the story where people can't live pass the age of 25,because the quest for the 'Fountain of Youth' heralded by science which led to the withering and end of mankind.
Carrie Ryans' world of The Forest of Hands and Teeth tells the story of zombies and the miserable, nostalgic essence they bring to a world, that is slowly losing its humanity. And the most popular dystopian series, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, tells the story where children are forced to fight one another to the death for televised entertainment and where the government, everywhere you turn, is corrupt.

Our world is changing. Days are getting hotter. Some are getting colder. Earthquakes have ravaged countries, killing thousands - ending lives and causing memories that will haunt people for a lifetime. The tsunami of '04 is still something I remember very clearly, footage aired on newstations depicting scenes that seemed like something from a movie. Even humans reek havoc, causing unreasonable wars and crashing planes into buildings out of gleeful insanity. We were all suppose to die many times, May 21, 2011 was the most recent and December 21, 2012 is our next appointed Doomsday. The Apocalypse, a word that has existed for thousands of year, threatening the destruction of all we know. Some of us don't believe in it, some study it and others anticipate it....

Question: Why is it that we want the end of the world? Why is it that we fear the end of the world? Mayans have so called pegged our demise on their calender...Nostradamus has predicted the end. But why do we take the words of a failed civilization that sacrificed its people, riping out their hearts for the appeasement of their gods? Why do we follow the prophecies of a man, long since dead?

Answer: I don't know.

Apocalypse, the meaning:

"(Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis; "lifting of the veil" or "revelation") is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted . . . . . . . . . .".... not once does it say the end of the world....

Thoughts??

Stay safe all -

Peace and Gravy,

~Valen

Guillermo del Toro's DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK Review-ish Ramble!!



Note: I am reviewing (more like giving general thoughts) this film based on the fact that there is an official guidebook that goes with the film which I own and that I am reading. The book is called Guillermo Del Toro: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark: Blackwood's Guide to Dangerous Fairies and can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Guillermo-Del-Toro-Blackwoods-Dangerous/dp/142313401X. This book is really, really awesome and if your a fan of Fey, you should def check it out. Plus, it has grool pictures!

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is directed by Troy Nixey!!
The Cast:
  
Bailee Madison as Sally Hirst
Katie Holmes as Kim
Guy Pearce as Alex Hirst
Jack Thompson as Harris
Alan Dale as Jacoby
Nicholas Bell as The Doctor


Quick Plot: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is a remake of the 1973 TV film of the same name and it tells the story of Sally Hirst who moves into the long abandoned mansion of Emerson Blackwood with her father Alex and his girlfriend, Kim as the pair renovate the darkly, beautiful mansion. Sally, who is a rather lonely girl, spends her time drawing and crying and adventuring her new home when she befriends the evil Homunculi who want nothing more to feed on the bones of humans, her included. And they wont stop til they have eaten! *seriously, they wont*



The beginning of the movie was great, the middle of the movie was even better and the ending was the best. Everything else was just OK, but as a package the film really delivered. The creatures were pretty darn scary and creepy looking and extremely intelligent. I loved their voices, which reminded of Parsel Tongue and really enjoyed how realistic they seemed, in movement and everything.

The acting was good for the most part, though some scenes were questionable, on everyones side, though Bailee Madison did do an overall terrific job with her character. A part of me just wanted the film to focus on Sally, for everything to be from her perspective and not even show the adults faces unless they were interacting with Sally, but as the film progressed and I realized how dire the adults role in the movie was, I felt that it was best to have different point of views from different characters.


The plot was probably my favorite part of the movie, with the creatures kidnapping people to eat them. I always enjoy del Toro's ability to make the world of Fey even more scary. Visually this is a wonderful film and shots of the garden and the house are very fairytale-esque and reminded me of del Toro's other film, Pan's Labyrinth, which is one of my all time favorite flicks. And this reminds me of something . . . a few times in the movie, Sally is shown drawing spirals, which made me think of Pan's Labyrinth and led me to thinking, are Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth and Don't Be Afraid of the Dark separate stories or all they all set in the same universe?? I wonder . . . .

The music was probably my least favorite thing of the movie. It had its moments where I felt it really bought the film to life, but in many other scenes it just drowned everything out. It was loud and tended to kill the moment of a suspenseful or emotional scene, that really didn't need any music, or if so, something lite.


Over all the film delivers as a whole and I found myself thoroughly enjoyed, though not once scared. At all. Though that could be because I'm not easily scared. Paranormal Activity 1 & 2? I didn't even blink when something freaky happened, though everyone around me screamed, so maybe that's just me . . .? I read that the R Rating wasn't what the filmmakers wanted or thought was necessary, but that the studio wanted the film to have it. Personally I think it will hurt the film, 'cus the younger audience who would generally go see the film wanting to have fun and to be frightened won't be able to because of the R Rating and that means less money. Oh, well . . .



In the End:

Is this movie the best film I've ever seen? No, it isn't. Will it be nominated for any Academy Awards? Probably not. Is it better then Pan's Labyrinth? Nope. But is it worth the watch? Yes. The movie is fully realized, with an actual plot and does have some creepy moments, especially if you get scared easily. Its extremely nice to look at, very character driven and has both awesome special effects and a great plot. The movie is good and is something you should go see with your friends and have a good time!

I give Don't Be Afraid of the Dark 3 and Half Hearts out of 5!!

Thoughts??

♥♥♥

Friday, August 26, 2011

Follow Friday (1)!

Follow Friday!

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted my Parajunkee  and Alison Can Read! You follow, they follow and gain blogger buddies!!

"If you are new to the #FF fun, Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Feature & Follow Friday is now hosted by TWO hosts, myself of course and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

Now to make this #FF interesting we do a FEATURE blogger. If you are interested in becoming a Feature click on the drop down link above FEATURES > Feature & Follow Friday and get on the waiting list!  It is also required, that if you participate you must follow the hosts (
Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) and the two Feature blogs."

This weeks question --

Q. In books like the Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) series the paranormal creature in question "comes out of the closet" and makes itself known to the world. Which mythical creature do you wish would come out of the closet, for real?


Out of my closet??

I want DRAGONS!!!

Asian dragons, 'cus they are awesome!!

Peace and Gravy,

~V

Follow me and I will Follow you!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Repost: SWEETLY by Jackson Pearce!!

Jackson Pearce has wonderfully blended together pain, love, humor and the journey to find one's self in this beautiful, dark and delicious companion to Sisters Red....

Author: Jackson Pearce
Release Date: August 23, 2011
Age Group: YA
Publisher: Little Brown
Sequel: Fathomless # 3 (Sisters Red # 1)
Page Count: 320
Source: Early Copy- Amazon

Description:

'As a child, Gretchen's twin sister was taken by a witch in the woods. Ever since, Gretchen and her brother, Ansel, have felt the long branches of the witch's forest threatening to make them disappear, too.

Years later, when their stepmother casts Gretchen and Ansel out, they find themselves in sleepy Live Oak, South Carolina. They're invited to stay with Sophia Kelly, a beautiful candy maker who molds sugary magic: coveted treats that create confidence, bravery, and passion.

Life seems idyllic and Gretchen and Ansel gradually forget their haunted past-- until Gretchen meets handsome local outcast Samuel. He tells her the witch isn't gone-- it's lurking in the forest, preying on girls every year after Live Oak's infamous chocolate festival, and looking to make Gretchen it's next victim. Gretchen is determined to stop running and start fighting back. Yet the further she investigates the mystery of what the witch is and how it chooses its victims, the more she wonders who the real monster is.

Gretchen is certain of only one thing: a monster is coming, and it will never go away hungry. '


The Cover: The cover is really, rather genius. Not telling why, but once you have read the book and understand Ansel, Sophia and especially Gretchen . . . amazing. On top of having major meaning, it is creepy and beautiful. This cover gets a 5 out 5!

Teaser Quote: " . . . I'm left staring at a dead girl's open body. I gag, almost vomit, and turn away just in time . . . [they] have caught on to the guns - they're moving, running, darting behind girls who are desperately trying to run for their cars or who are curled up on the ground, screaming."

My Thoughts . . . .

 This is not a retelling, but a genius reconstruction of Hansel and Gretel, that will leave you reading into the wee hours of the morning, heart racing, minding reeling and palms sweating. Thanks Amazon for the early copy, 'cus I devoured this captivating tale of brother and sister, and all the struggle that comes between them in no time!

Each character is their own. They have their own problems and faults and the author is not afraid to make that apparent. I love it, 'cus they are all real.

But lets start off with my least favorite character, Ansel. I didn't care for him, not really. Ansel, I believe is 19, a year older then his sister, Gretchen, and he is suppose to be her protector, her shield, but I didn't buy it. Not that Jackson doesn't construct him as that, because she does, gracefully, but the Ansel, Gretchen saw in her head and heart was not the Ansel I saw. He was childish, in a way. Gretchen always said that he was always trying to protect her and he does, but for me at least, everything he did was shelfish, a leg-up for him to gain something. I just wanted him to be as amazing and Gretchen thought he was, but in the end, he was OK. He was real. I mean really, he was one flawed and imperfect guy, even though he was suppose to be perfect . . .

Gretchen a.k.a Skittles, was a great character and in many ways reminded me of Rosie and Scarlett from Sisters Red, in the sense that she is a young girl just trying to find herself, to find any semblance of not only a normal life, but simply a life.

Samuel was dark, mysterious, broody. Typical. Only,  he was much more. He has history. History that readers of Jackson's other books will scream over. History that is both sad and scary.

Sophia was  . . . . well, she was unique. I mean, wow. That lady had some problems. She made great candy though. Jackson's descriptions of all the treats made me hungry! Chocolate dipped potato chips!?!? Wow, where can I get those?? Sophia and Ansel share a very nice romance that I thought was just subtle enough to be realistic, which brings be to the love . . .

The romance is def there, but once again Ms. Pearce crafts it into the story so seamlessly that you feel the emotion and aren't overwhelmed by what could have easily been a redic 'love you forever' romance. Ansel and Sophia's love was nice and dreamy. It was simple, yet fairytale-ish, while still be realistic. Gretchen and Samuels' love was the opposite of Ansel's and Sophia's in the sense that it wasn't love or need, at first sight. It blossomed, very honestly.

The action is brilliant, I really, really like the action, Jackson can def write an action scene. We've got guns and girls screaming and dying. People fighting, wrestling witches to the ground. It was fun!

The storyline was brilliant. Jackson has taken a classic fairytale and has reconstructed it in such an amazing way that it is now a bigger entity. This book is like a piece of a puzzle, that with each new fairytale book, will come together and create a stunning work of literature. Its hard to explain unless you read the book, but the way things are weaved together, it reminds me of Harry Potter, how everything has a conecction, a purpose, meaning. The story is not only original, but its only the begining to a much bigger story, a much bigger tale.

This is an ACTUAL companion to Sisters Red. I will not give any secrets away, but this is not just another fairy tale being retold, but Sisters Red and Sweetly AND Fathomless, which hasn't even been released yet and whatever Fairy Tale Retelling that comes next, is all intertwined, is all one, amazing, fantastical, beautiful and sometimes, frightening world! It is one seemless realm of the unreal and scary. You will be going insane over this book, especially if you have read Sisters Red and watch Jackson's YouTube vids and live stream with her, 'cus this is a true treat for fans, and frankly anyone who enjoys a great read.

This book was great! I recommend it for those who like ANY YA paranormal books like Wicked Lovely, Paranormacly, The Mortal Instruments, Firelight, Twilight and basically anything else. Its dark and romantic and very, very suspenseful!!

At end of the journey that is Sweetly, you will be left wanting. Wanting to know what comes next. Wanting to never find out. And wanting the story to suck you in, again and again!

Question: Should you read?

Answer: Without A Doubt!!

Story: 4.5/5
Pace: 4.5/5
Originality: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
Ending: 5/5


 
Sweetly is 4 and half Hearts out of 5!!

Thoughts??
♥♥♥♥

p.s.: Her next Fairy Tale Retelling is Fathomless (The Little Mermaid) due out next year and *maybe* Whitter (working title for the Snow Queen!!)!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Clive Barkers' Stunning ABARAT Series, Book Three ABSOLUTE MIDNIGHT Trailer!! yikes!


The Abarat Series by Clive Barker is one of the most beautiful (literally, as well), original, fantastical and stunning books I have ever had the pleasure of reading and on September 27, 2011 the third and long awaited book in the series, Absolute Midnight, will hit book stores everywhere!

Description of Absolute Midnight -

'“I know that many of you here have waited years for this Hour,” Mater Motley said, using that voice that, though it was barely conversational in volume, was somehow heard everywhere. “The waiting is over. Tomorrow there will be no dawn. Only midnight, absolute and eternal.”

And so begins a new chapter in the epic story of sixteen-year-old Candy Quackenbush and her journeys through the world of the Abarat, where every hour is an island in one eternal day, and nothing is as it seems.

Candy travels through the Abarat from island to island and across the sea with an unlikely band of friends: the escaped prisoner Malingo the Geshrat, the quarrelsome John Brothers, who all share the same body but never the same opinion, and the many other colorful characters they meet along the way.

The problem is that trouble finds Candy wherever she goes. And soon she discovers a secret plot, masterminded by the diabolical Mater Motley, who is obsessed with becoming Empress of the Islands. Her method is simple. She will darken the skies, putting out the suns, moons, and stars. She will bring absolute midnight.'



I absolutely, can not wait for this story, for this captivating and thrilling tale! I know it will be amazing. People, if you have not read this series, you are missing out dearly. Its a true piece of literature and deserves to be up there with the likes of Lord of the Rings, Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter.

September 27, 2011, hurry up!!

Go here, to preorder the book now! Now!

Have you read the series??

Are you waiting for the book too??

Karen Marie Moning's FEVER Series is Coming to the Big Screen!!

Here Be The Deets!!:

'DreamWorks has secured the rights to Karen Marie Moning's "Fever" series, Variety reports. The first novel, Darkfever is planned for adaptation with a full franchise being eyed.On her official site, Moning describes the initial novel, published in 2006, as follows:"My philosophy is pretty simple-any day nobody's trying to kill me is a good day in my book. I haven't had many good days lately."MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman.Or so she thinks... until something extraordinary happens.When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac's cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister's killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae..The series has four published sequels, including "Bloodfever," "Faefever," "Dreamfever" and, published in January of this year, "Shadowfever."' Courtesy of comingsoon.net!!

Thoughts??

Do you think this will be a hit or a miss?

Sophie Jordan's VANISH: A Firelight Novel Book Trailer!!





                          

Friday, August 19, 2011

Review: SWEETLY by Jackson Pearce!!

Jackson Pearce has wonderfully blended together pain, love, humor and the journey to find one's self in this beautiful, dark and delicious companion to Sisters Red....

Author: Jackson Pearce
Release Date: August 23, 2011
Age Group: YA
Publisher: Little Brown
Sequel: Fathomless # 3 (Sisters Red # 1)
Page Count: 320
Source: Early Copy- Amazon

Description:

'As a child, Gretchen's twin sister was taken by a witch in the woods. Ever since, Gretchen and her brother, Ansel, have felt the long branches of the witch's forest threatening to make them disappear, too.

Years later, when their stepmother casts Gretchen and Ansel out, they find themselves in sleepy Live Oak, South Carolina. They're invited to stay with Sophia Kelly, a beautiful candy maker who molds sugary magic: coveted treats that create confidence, bravery, and passion.

Life seems idyllic and Gretchen and Ansel gradually forget their haunted past-- until Gretchen meets handsome local outcast Samuel. He tells her the witch isn't gone-- it's lurking in the forest, preying on girls every year after Live Oak's infamous chocolate festival, and looking to make Gretchen it's next victim. Gretchen is determined to stop running and start fighting back. Yet the further she investigates the mystery of what the witch is and how it chooses its victims, the more she wonders who the real monster is.

Gretchen is certain of only one thing: a monster is coming, and it will never go away hungry. '


The Cover: The cover is really, rather genius. Not telling why, but once you have read the book and understand Ansel, Sophia and especially Gretchen . . . amazing. On top of having major meaning, it is creepy and beautiful. This cover gets a 5 out 5!

Teaser Quote: " . . . I'm left staring at a dead girl's open body. I gag, almost vomit, and turn away just in time . . . [they] have caught on to the guns - they're moving, running, darting behind girls who are desperately trying to run for their cars or who are curled up on the ground, screaming."

My Thoughts . . . .

 This is not a retelling, but a genius reconstruction of Hansel and Gretel, that will leave you reading into the wee hours of the morning, heart racing, minding reeling and palms sweating. Thanks Amazon for the early copy, 'cus I devoured this captivating tale of brother and sister, and all the struggle that comes between them in no time!

Each character is their own. They have their own problems and faults and the author is not afraid to make that apparent. I love it, 'cus they are all real.

But lets start off with my least favorite character, Ansel. I didn't care for him, not really. Ansel, I believe is 19, a year older then his sister, Gretchen, and he is suppose to be her protector, her shield, but I didn't buy it. Not that Jackson doesn't construct him as that, because she does, gracefully, but the Ansel, Gretchen saw in her head and heart was not the Ansel I saw. He was childish, in a way. Gretchen always said that he was always trying to protect her and he does, but for me at least, everything he did was shelfish, a leg-up for him to gain something. I just wanted him to be as amazing and Gretchen thought he was, but in the end, he was OK. He was real. I mean really, he was one flawed and imperfect guy, even though he was suppose to be perfect . . .

Gretchen a.k.a Skittles, was a great character and in many ways reminded me of Rosie and Scarlett from Sisters Red, in the sense that she is a young girl just trying to find herself, to find any semblance of not only a normal life, but simply a life.

Samuel was dark, mysterious, broody. Typical. Only,  he was much more. He has history. History that readers of Jackson's other books will scream over. History that is both sad and scary.

Sophia was  . . . . well, she was unique. I mean, wow. That lady had some problems. She made great candy though. Jackson's descriptions of all the treats made me hungry! Chocolate dipped potato chips!?!? Wow, where can I get those?? Sophia and Ansel share a very nice romance that I thought was just subtle enough to be realistic, which brings be to the love . . .

The romance is def there, but once again Ms. Pearce crafts it into the story so seamlessly that you feel the emotion and aren't overwhelmed by what could have easily been a redic 'love you forever' romance. Ansel and Sophia's love was nice and dreamy. It was simple, yet fairytale-ish, while still be realistic. Gretchen and Samuels' love was the opposite of Ansel's and Sophia's in the sense that it wasn't love or need, at first sight. It blossomed, very honestly.

The action is brilliant, I really, really like the action, Jackson can def write an action scene. We've got guns and girls screaming and dying. People fighting, wrestling witches to the ground. It was fun!

The storyline was brilliant. Jackson has taken a classic fairytale and has reconstructed it in such an amazing way that it is now a bigger entity. This book is like a piece of a puzzle, that with each new fairytale book, will come together and create a stunning work of literature. Its hard to explain unless you read the book, but the way things are weaved together, it reminds me of Harry Potter, how everything has a conecction, a purpose, meaning. The story is not only original, but its only the begining to a much bigger story, a much bigger tale.

This is an ACTUAL companion to Sisters Red. I will not give any secrets away, but this is not just another fairy tale being retold, but Sisters Red and Sweetly AND Fathomless, which hasn't even been released yet and whatever Fairy Tale Retelling that comes next, is all intertwined, is all one, amazing, fantastical, beautiful and sometimes, frightening world! It is one seemless realm of the unreal and scary. You will be going insane over this book, especially if you have read Sisters Red and watch Jackson's YouTube vids and live stream with her, 'cus this is a true treat for fans, and frankly anyone who enjoys a great read.

This book was great! I recommend it for those who like ANY YA paranormal books like Wicked Lovely, Paranormacly, The Mortal Instruments, Firelight, Twilight and basically anything else. Its dark and romantic and very, very suspenseful!!

At end of the journey that is Sweetly, you will be left wanting. Wanting to know what comes next. Wanting to never find out. And wanting the story to suck you in, again and again!

Question: Should you read?

Answer: Without A Doubt!!

Story: 4.5/5
Pace: 4.5/5
Originality: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
Ending: 5/5


 
Sweetly is 4 and half Hearts out of 5!!

Thoughts??
♥♥♥♥

p.s.: Her next Fairy Tale Retelling is Fathomless (The Little Mermaid) due out next year and *maybe* Whitter (working title for the Snow Queen!!)!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

ABC Family's The Nine Lives of Chloe King 'Kills' With Its Brilliant Finale!

The summer finale of The Nine Lives of Chloe King, the ABC Family original series, based off the series of books by author Liz Braswell, premiered tonight and if you weren't a fan of the show, I'm pretty sure you have no choice but to be one now, 'cus it was pretty darn awesome!

The Nine Lives of Chloe King or just simply Nine Lives, tells the story of 16 year old Chloe King and her discovery that she is the descendant guardian of an Egyptian god (sorta like a demigod), known as the Mai, but not only is
she a feline-ish godchild, she is also the Uniter, the destined warrior who will bring peace to her world and the human world. Oh, and she also has nine lives, hence the title . . . . or does she?? hrmm .. .. .. .. ..

Through out the series Chloe has been dealing with her new found powers and trying to juggle that with her friends, the boys she likes, her mother, her long lost father and people constantly trying to kill her, while still managing to save people from drug dealers, go to high school and have witty comebacks while facing said people trying to kill, that are just as awesome as her ass kicking martial arts!

Damn, this girl is busy!

Nine Lives is like a more kid friendly version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, (though with each episode it does get progressively darker and better) for it has a group of friends with a female protag who is not only blonde, but who also has real human, teenage issues, on top of her having to protect herself and those she cares about from the bad guys. While Nine Lives doesn't have the same supernatural element as Buffy (there are no apocalypses, yet, at least) the vibe the show gives is so reminiscent of BTVS, that fans of Buff and the Scooby Gang will no doubt love Chloe King, because though its def more campy then Buffy, it's so much fun and has not only great action (girls kicking butt while still managing to wear high heels? come on! awesome.) and great one liners, but it also has an actual storyline and plot that is very intriguing and great.

Did I mention there was action?

Lots of action??

I'm not sure if Nine Lives is being picked up for a second season or even a full season, but after tonights' episode (four people *assuming* died!!!), I really don't see how ABC Family couldn't renew it. I know the viewership has been pretty up and down, even dropping under a million viewers once (yikes!), but this show is really, very good!

In the finale, siblings were revealed, major characters were killed, love was declared, action was insane and peoples lives were changed  - forever!

Please people, go on Hulu or ABC Family.com and watch and support the show, because it is really awesome and deserves all of the viewers it can get!

Fingers always crossed that The Nine Lives of Chloe King will return this Fall!!!

  Skyler Samuels who plays Chloe King, bravo!

Thoughts???

Did you watch Nine Lives? The Finale?

What did you think of the deaths??

MTV's Teen Wolf a.k.a Angst, Drama, and Supernatural Romance!!

The season one finale of MTV's new hit series, Teen Wolf premiered tonight and though I was late on the bandwagon for Teen Wolf, (I did watch the premiere ep, and thought it awful) I am happy to say that I am now a huge fan!

The show def has its really cheesy moments, that are overly dramatic and lame, but it also has some really amazing moments, that rival those of other supernatural based shows such as Vampire Diaries, True Blood and Supernatural. I know that Teen Wolf isn't based off any sorta book or anything, but it is a genre based show and it deals with werewolves, so I figured, why not write a small post about it?

The show centers around teen Scott McCall who after being bitten by a werewolf, turns into a werewolf and has to deal, not only with his new found beastyside, but also the perils of being a high school student and being in love with the unattainable, Allison Argent.

I really like the dynamics between all the characters and I fully buy the romance between Scott and Allison, as it develops and though I really like the actors, when I first saw them standing by eachother, I thought they were brother and sister. They look alike. Not like twins or anything, just like they could be related. Its a little strange, but the chemistry between is very nice, so I ignore that.



 

 Dont you think they look alike???



Some of my favorite things about this show is that A) Not everything is thrown out on the table at once. There is mystery and intrigue. B) I love the slow-mo scenes. They don't only take place during action, but during dramatic and romantic scenes that add a certain emotion to the moment. The show is dark and witty and fun. And C) which occured during last weeks episode, the love interest doesn't take four, five or six seasons to learn about the protags' secrets. Its revealed, its painful, its crazy and confusing and above all a realistic reaction.

I'm not going to be reviewing this show or anything (though, I kinda already started to), I just wanted to make a random post about it, so, I guess I'm done. . .

Teen Wolf was picked up for a second season set to premiere next summer.

I really like this show and hope season two gets more viewers and doesn't go down the drain.


Did you watch the season finale?

What did you think of the death(s)?

And what do think is going to happen to Lydia??

Monday, August 15, 2011

Stephenie Meyers' 'Twimore: an entirely unique Twilight experience' ...??

Twimore, the number one hot spot for all Twihards has officially launched and it is an entirely unique and original take on the world that is Twilight!

For the very first time, you are able to experience the world of Twilight in a truly fresh, hand-on-hand way, unlike any other thing out there!

You can even find out your true Vampire Name!

Mine is BRIGHTSPARKLER SHINY LUvr! awesome, no??

Caleb Nation explains it all!!



If you didn't get it, this is entirely fake.....I think. I hope. I'm about 99 per cent sure that this is all make believe and for the pure enjoyment of both Harry Potter and Twilight fans!

Don't take it too seriously and don't get too angry like many people apparently are.

Its pure parody fun!!

Thoughts???

p.s. if a real Twimore-ish website is created, i'm sure that all HP fans will band together and hunt the creators down. down!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Harry Potter's Tom Felton New Song, 'Hawaii'

Actor Tom Felton who plays Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film franchise dropped a new single called Hawaii and well, it's really just one of those things that you have to experience first hand, so here ya go!



Ha....ha....ha.......ha........ha.............ha................ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really hope that this is a gimmick. A joke. A gag. Just not real!

Thoughts???

p.s. but it does get stuck in your head after a while, no??

Lauren DeStefanos' Fever Cover!!

Fever, Book 2 of The Chemical Garden Trilogy!!



Description:

Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.

The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the mansion...by any means necessary.

In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price - now that she has more to lose than ever.

I like this cover even more then Wither and THAT was an amazing cover! I really love this, it is to subtle, yet beautiful! The model looks stunningly eerie and the props are great.

Thoughts??

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Trailer!!

'Whet Your Appetite'


Peter Pan's Modern TV Show by Macy's, 'Wendy' Trailer!!

Looks kinda, sorta, really Twilight inspired, but it is from the makers of The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars, so you never know, it might be good.



Some of the scenes, like the frame of the girls skirt billowing as she ran, were beautiful, so, hoping it will be a great show!

Though, it is only, what??? Six eps?? You never know, if it does well, they might try to spin it off and make something of it.

Best of luck!

Meghan Martin as Wendy from Ten Things I Hate About You and Tyler Blackburn as Peter from Pretty Little Liars, both, ABC Family shows!!

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The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Gets New Cast Members! Bex, Bill and Vampire Hunter!


The Vampire Diaries Season Three premieres Thursday, September 15th, followed by the series premiere of The Secret Circle!!

Extremely xcited for both shows and here is the news on the new cast memebers entering TVD!!




                               

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2, Number 3 Movie of All Time!!!

Like I predicted, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2, is officially the third highest grossing film of all time, worldwide!


Now HP 7 pt 2 is the third biggest film worldwide, but it is only the 17th biggest film domestically (as in, America), behind movies such as The Passion of the Christ, LOTR: Return of the Kings, Toy Story 3, E.T., Star Wars, The Dark Knight, and Spider-Man 1 & 2, the highest one being The Dark Knight with over $600 domestically. I'm not sure if HP will beat The Dark Knight, but I do think it will at the very least make it to the top ten domestically, which, will be an amazing feat.

Anyways, HP 7 pt 2 is doing great and will def continue doing great, i.e. amazing!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Hunger Games Sequel, Catching Fire Film Out Nov. 2013!?!

"Lionsgate announced today that it will release Catching Fire, the film adaptation of the second book in Suzanne Collins' runaway bestselling "Hunger Games" trilogy, on November 22, 2013. The announcement was made by Joe Drake, co-COO of Lionsgate and President of its Motion Picture Group. No further details about Catching Fire have been confirmed at this stage.

Said Drake of the date, "The magical thing about the 'Hunger Games' trilogy is that the books have such a vastly broad appeal. The stories truly offer something for everyone, and the period around the Thanksgiving weekend is such an opportunity for families and friends to make an event of going to the movies."

The Hunger Games is currently in production and will be released on March 23, 2012. The Hunger Games is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Alli Shearmur, President of Development and Production at Lionsgate, is overseeing the production on behalf of the studio." COURTESY of Comingsoon.net!

Thoughts???

Friday, August 5, 2011