"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....

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

PRETTY LTTLE LIARS: #WorldWarA Reveals Alison's Killer...!!!? Summer Finale SPOILERS

"Set in the fictional town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, the series follows the lives of Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario), Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson), Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell), and Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale), who are four girls whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse). One year later, they begin receiving messages from a mysterious figure using the name "A", who threatens to expose their secrets. At first, they think it's Alison herself, but after her body is found, the girls realize that someone else knows their secrets—including long-hidden ones they thought only Alison knew. "A" also stalked Alison, and the girls continue to discover more and more information about "A" and Alison's disappearance—all while risking their lives."

SPOILERS!!!

SPOILERS!!!

SPOILERS!!!

(that picture is from scenes filmed previously. in order to determine who would be working for A, they filmed scenes with various cast members, but as you know, ultimately decided on Keegan Allen, aka Toby to be an A FauxMinion!)

Firstly, Alison is ALIVE!

Remember that Halloween ep in which they showed Alison reaching up from her grave like a zombie...???! Well, apparently, she wasn't actually dead. Her "killer" bashed her head in, but she did not die.. So.... yeah!

The had reaching for her was Ms. Grunwald, this super creep of a lady who is going to be recurring on Ravenswood...

blah, blah, blah. more happened but lets get to the other juicy deets, shall we...

The Liars go to A's Lair, or at least one can assume its A's Lair, cus there is info about every one, and I mean EVERYONE, except, curiously, one person, er, man...

Grunwald says that Allie' would be killer was a guy. That guy???

None other than #EzrA. As in Ezra. As in Aria's ex, current boyfriend, idk... but. yeah/

Wow!

Or is it...?

You can't be quite sure on PLL whats really going on, but from what we know Allie had a thing with an older guy and Ezra, who is this proposed older guy now, does have a thing for younger girls as seen with Aria, so. Hm.

But. I think there is a lot more to the story. A lot. They would not reveal something this big, so far away from the series finale. I'm not sure. I just know PLL killed it last night.

#EzrA has to be trending right now...

Crazy.

October 22 - PLL returns with its annual Halloween ep and the world premiere of Ravenswood!!

Thoughts??

Surprised??

Enthralled?

Angered??

--V

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Veronica Roth: THE First OFFICIAL DIVERGENT FILM TRAILER!!!!

"In a futuristic Chicago where people are divided into five factions based on their personalities, a teenage girl learns that she is Divergent — a person who does not fit into any one faction -- and soon discovers a sinister plot brewing in her seemingly perfect society.

Summit Entertainment bought the rights to film an adaptation of the novel. Neil Burger will direct, with Shailene Woodley starring as Beatrice Prior. Lionsgate and Summit plan to distribute the film. Jeremy Irvine was the first choice for the male lead role Four but he turned down the role because of his fear of being typecast as a teen idol.The role was eventually given to Theo James after an extensive search that included competition from Alex Pettyfer, Alexander Ludwig, Lucas Till, Jeremy Irvine, Luke Bracey, Brenton Thwaites and Jack Reynor. Lionsgate-Summit’s feature adaptation of the dystopian teen tale, with screenplay by Evan Daugherty, is now in production and is scheduled to release March 21, 2014. The company also holds rights to the author’s sequel, Insurgent. Kate Winslet was cast as Jeanine Matthews. Also among the cast are Maggie Q as Tori, Zoe Kravitz as Christina, Ansel Elgort as Caleb, Miles Teller as Peter, Ashley Judd as Natalie Prior, Tony Goldwyn as Andrew Prior, and Jai Courtney as Eric."


Far too rushed and put together way too quickly -- but, I'm excited!!

Hope the full length trailer will be much better and enticing!

'xcited!

Love?? Hate??

Thoughts ---

--V

Friday, August 23, 2013

GAME OF THRONES' Natalie Dormer Joins HG: MOCKINGJAY Films As ...!?!!

"Lionsgate has just revealed that Natalie Dormer has been cast as Cressida in the final two chapters of the Hunger Games series, The Hunger Games: Mockinjay - Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.

Cressida is a film director working in the Capitol who winds up joining the rebellion with her assistant, Messalla, and her cameramen, Castor and Pollux."
Via comingsoon.net

Love Game of Thrones, love Hunger Games (Mockingjay is my favorite..it is so bleak and depressing and raw and above all, realistic) and Dormer plays Margaery in GoT and she is killer, so I cannot wait to see what she does with the role.

I wonder how she will look bald....

Ha!

So what do you think??

Yay?

Nay?

--V

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Veronica Roth's DIVERGENT Film TRAILER Sneak Peek!?!?

"Divergent is a thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late."



The first official full length trailer is set to premiere THIS Sunday at the VMA's!! I do not really care for the VMA's but since the trailer is premiering then, naturally, I shall be watching!

I am pumped.

Really hope the film will be good.

--V

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Lauren Kate's FALLEN Film Gets Its LUCE AND DANIEL!!?

"First announced back in 2009, director Scott Hicks (Shine, The Lucky One has cast the leads of his upcoming young adult novel adaptation, Fallen. Deadline reports that Addison Timlin (Stand Up Guys, "Californication") and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, "Life Bites") will play Luce Price and Daniel Grigori, respectively...." Courtesy of Comingsoon.net

"There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce and goes out of his way to make that very clear she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her."


Are you guys excited?!?

Love the cast?

Hate it??

--V

Thursday, August 15, 2013

VAMPIRE ACADEMY - BLOOD SISTERS First Trailer Is HERE!!

 
Based on the first book in author Richelle Mead's successful series of "Vampire Academy" books. Rose Hathaway (Deutch) is a Dhampir: half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her story.

Release Date Feb. 14 2014




um.

what...?

no.

right? no ... ?

yeah.

no...

wow.

thoughts???

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

THE GIVER Film Casting Alert: MERYL STREEP!?!

"With production on the film set to begin in South Africa in October, director Phillip Noyce's The Giver has added Meryl Streep to its cast. Deadline reports that she'll join Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites in the big screen adaptation of Lois Lowry's 1993 young adult sci-fi novel.

Set in a distant future, the book tells of a society in which the entire range of human emotion has been eradicated by removing any trace of history. Only one individual in the society -- called "the Giver" -- is tasked with remembering the past in case it becomes necessary to make use of it. A twelve-year-old boy, Jonas, is tasked to become the next Giver in line and has his whole world thrown into question when he begins tutelage with the previous, elderly Giver.

Streep, who will play the society's chief elder, recently starred in Hope Springs and can be seen coming up in John Wells'
August: Osage County, Tommy Lee Jones' The Homesman and Rob Marshall's Into the Woods." (Credit: comingsoon.net)

Have you read the Giver??

Awesome news??

Excited?

-V

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES 5 Min Clip!! Bloody Brilliant!!

"Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series."




I was so nervous about this film, like a lot... but if the rest of the movie is anything like this clip I officially cannot wait!!

I first read City of Bones back in 2009, so this film has been a long time coming!

May not love all the casting, but I am def warming up to Jamie as Jace. He seems to have the essence if not the 'look' I always imagined.

So what do you think??

Like the clip??

Hate it??

Midnight premiering it!?!?

--V

Saturday, July 20, 2013

COMIC-CON Full Length HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Trailer!!! wow.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour' of the districts.

Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever."






wow.

wow.

now please!!

Thoughts???

-V

Veronica Roth's ALLEGIANT Told From TWO POVs?!? Guess Who!!

What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

  • There were several titles rumored for this book, speculation based on the "-gent" theme of the previous titles. Among the more popular fan-guessed titles were also used on the reveal video: Convergent, Emergent, Resurgent, and even Detergent, which the fans and Veronica Roth has been using to refer to the third book as a joke.
  • The cover was officially revealed on May 9th, 2013.
  • The definition of Allegiant is loyal or steadfast in devotion (especially to a government).
  • The catchphrase will be "One choice will define you." 
  • The symbol on the cover isn't a faction symbol like its predecessors, but the symbol will make an appearance in the book. 
  • To Veronica Roth, the term allegiant means "one who is loyal or faithful to a particular cause or person"
  • At the 2013 San Diego ComicCon panel, Veronica Roth revealed that Allegiant will be written in dual perspectives -- Tris and Four will be the narrators for the third and final installment.

  • So BOTH Tris and Four have POVs...

    What do you think??

    Do you like it??

    I don't care for it so much... Four is somewhat annoying to me. Too controlling, though thank goodness Tris does not do everything he says. But still...hmmm.

    yay or nay...?

    genius or wtf, this ain't no breaking dawn!?!? (ha, kidding. sorta ..)

    -V

    Monday, July 15, 2013

    Review: THE END GAMES by T. Michael Martin!!

    "It happened on Halloween.

    The world ended.

    And a dangerous Game brought it back to life.

    Seventeen-year-old Michael and his five-year-old brother, Patrick, have been battling monsters in The Game for weeks.

    In the rural mountains of West Virginia, armed with only their rifle and their love for each other, the brothers follow Instructions from the mysterious Game Master. They spend their days searching for survivors, their nights fighting endless hordes of “Bellows”—creatures that roam the dark, roaring for flesh. And at this Game, Michael and Patrick are very good.

    But The Game is changing.

    The Bellows are evolving.

    The Game Master is leading Michael and Patrick to other survivors—survivors who don’t play by the rules.

    And the brothers will never be the same.

    T. Michael Martin’s debut novel is a transcendent thriller filled with electrifying action, searing emotional insight, and unexpected romance."


    It was a good book that was different then what I had originally thought, but still pretty enjoyable.

    I love the danger of the world and the whole setup Michael has provided Patrick - he sets it up as a game to keep his little brother safe and innocent, which I thought was a really brilliant concept on the authors part.

    The Bellows were pretty freaky! I enjoyed reading scenes with them - it provided a lot angst and creeptasticness.

    The modern references to shows and games were somewhat off putting - they tend to through me out novels, they prevent escapism, but it by no means stunted my enjoyment of the novel.

    Michael was a great big brother who was completely tense and nervous the entire time and for good reason! Its crazy. Patrick was sweet, but he def enjoyed the Game a little too much...though that certainly has something to do with the fact that he is somewhat special needs.

    The writing was strange at first, and it did take me a while to get used to it, but it provided a wonderful flow and atmosphere for the novel, so I completely understand why Martin chose to write it like that.

    Overall, I really liked The End Games and do recommend it!

    Thoughts??

    -V

    Sunday, July 14, 2013

    WOW: J.K. Rowlings' SECRET Novel - THE CUCKOO'S CALLING!!

    "A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.
     
    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

    Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this."
    Probably heard, but still .... J.K. Rowling wrote this book under Robert Galbraith!!!
     
    WOWSERS.
     
    Nuff said.
     
    Kindle time!
     
    You've read?
     
    Going to???
     
    -V

    Saturday, July 13, 2013

    Review: BORN OF ILLUSION by Teri Brown!!

    "A gifted illusionist, Anna assists her mother, the renowned medium Marguerite Van Housen, in her stage shows and seances, easily navigating the underground world of magicians and mentalists in 1920s New York. For Anna, the illegitimate daughter of Harry Houdini - or so Marguerite claims - handcuffs and sleight-of-hand illusions have never been much of a challenge. The real trick is keeping her own gifts secret from her mother: because while Marguerite's power may be a sham, Anna possesses a true ability to sense people's feelings and foretell the future.

    But as Anna's powers intensify, she experiences frightening visions of her mother in peril, which lead her to explore the abilities she's tried so long to hide. And when a mysterious young man named Cole moves into the flat downstairs, introducing Anna to a society that studies people with gifts like hers, she begins to wonder if there's more to life than keeping secrets.

    As her visions become darker and her powers spin out of her control, Anna is forced to rethink all she's ever known. Is her mother truly in danger, or are Anna's visions merely illusions? And could the great Houdini really be her father, or is it just another of Marguerite's tricks?

    From Teri Brown comes a world bursting with magic, with romance, with the temptations of Jazz Age New York --- and the story of a girl about to become the mistress of her own destiny."



    While I did love Born of Illusion as much as I was hoping, it was mostly a pretty good book!

    What kept me from loving this book was the fact that it was a bit slow and redundant at times, mostly in regards to Anna. She was sorta boring, especially in the beginning of the novel which naturally resulted in the novel itself being boring. She would do the same things over and over and I just stopped caring because nothing changed.

    The magic was cool!

    There was a love triangle which was.....no. Enough already, all authors of the world, enough.

    Anna's mom was terrible. She was like a wicked stepmom which was interesting and brought on some laughs, but mostly I found her tiresome.

    Cole was just not my cup of tea.

    The book was good and I will def read the sequel, but I wont be excited for it like I was with this one.

    I didn't hate anything about it, so that's why the review is not lower, but it was no The Diviners by Libba Bray like I was hoping. Now that is a book!

    Should you read? Meh, sure. It has an interesting enough plot and if you have free time, go for it!


    -Valen Steel

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    Review: THE SCHOOL OF GOOD AND EVIL by Soman Chainani!!

    “The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.”

    This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.

    But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School For Good, thrust amongst handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…?

    The School for Good & Evil is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one."


    That cover?? gah! Awesome.

    The School of Good and Evil was a fun, funny, awesome and magical adventure that will leave you craving the sequel!

    I love the differences between the Agatha and Sophie and I love the chaos that ensues when the end up at the wrong schools, both of which are really different and really awesome! It is such a funny read in lieu of Roald Dahl, because while you will be laughing out loud or giggling at the absurdness of it all, you are being taught, you are learning a moral lessons of sorts; in a world of Good and Evil, not everything is black and white...

    The world these two girls live in is the world where magic and legends and fairytales truly exist, like Cinderella! I love when stories have these kind of allusions and pull them off! There are some many magical creatures in this book as well!

    Sophie and Agatha were very different and were both complex and complicated while still remaining classic and necessary tropes.

    The writing was yes, a little juvenile, but that does not mean that it was not unintelligent or witty, 'cus it most def was! I loved the writing style and the characters and the world and I cannot wait for more. I hope that the film will be just as Good...and Evil!! ;-)

    Fans of A Series of Unfortunate Events, Harry Potter and Fablehaven will greatly enjoy this series!!

    Buy HERE NOW!!

    Thoughts??

    Wanna read??

    --V.S.

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

    Unhinged (Splintered Series # 2) by A.G. Howard!!

    "Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the guy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly seductive Morpheus and the vindictive Queen Red. Now all she has to do is graduate high school and make it through prom so she can attend the prestigious art school in London she's always dreamed of.

    "That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs.

    As prom and graduation creep closer, Alyssa juggles Morpheus’s unsettling presence in her real world with trying to tell Jeb the truth about a past he’s forgotten. Glimpses of Wonderland start to bleed through her art and into her world in very disturbing ways, and Morpheus warns that Queen Red won’t be far behind.

    If Alyssa stays in the human realm, she could endanger Jeb, her parents, and everyone she loves. But if she steps through the rabbit hole again, she'll face a deadly battle that could cost more than just her head."


    Review for Splintered!

    I loved the first book! It was pretty darn awesome!! Cannot wait for this one - sounds great!

    This series covers are brilliant! The colors!

    Preorder it NOW!!

    -V

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    Review: ACROSS A STAR-SWEPT SEA by Diana Peterfreund!

    "Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, the two islands of New Pacifica stand alone, a terraformed paradise where even the Reduction—the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars—is a distant memory. Yet on the isle of Galatea, an uprising against the ruling aristocrats has turned deadly. The revolutionaries’ weapon is a drug that damages their enemies’ brains, and the only hope is rescue by a mysterious spy known as the Wild Poppy.

    On the neighboring island of Albion, no one suspects that the Wild Poppy is actually famously frivolous aristocrat Persis Blake. The teenager uses her shallow, socialite trappings to hide her true purpose: her gossipy flutternotes are encrypted plans, her pampered sea mink is genetically engineered for spying, and her well-publicized new romance with handsome Galatean medic Justen Helo… is her most dangerous mission ever.

    Though Persis is falling for Justen, she can’t risk showing him her true self, especially once she learns he’s hiding far more than simply his disenchantment with his country’s revolution and his undeniable attraction to the silly socialite he’s pretending to love. His darkest secret could plunge both islands into a new dark age, and Persis realizes that when it comes to Justen Helo, she’s not only risking her heart, she’s risking the world she’s sworn to protect.

    In this thrilling adventure inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel, Diana Peterfreund creates an exquisitely rendered world where nothing is as it seems and two teens with very different pasts fight for a future only they dare to imagine."


    Across a Star-Swept Sea is dark and beautiful companion novel to Diana Peterfreund's For the Darkness Shows the Stars that expands and further illustrates the fantastical dystopian world.

    The story's MC this time around is Persis Blake, a socialite whose alter ego is Wild Poppy who I really enjoy reading about; her duality was intriguing and complex without ever being over bearing or demeaning. Also, she was badass!! The other POV's are Justen and Remy, who when combined with Persis all make for three different personalities, but one really good story!

    The story itself is fast paced and thrilling and kept me entertained through the length of the novel. The writing is crisp and the transitions between the characters and chapters was done very well!

    My only issue was the romance; most people will LOVE it, but I felt it was too "of course" of a romance. The heroes ride off into the sunset. I wanted something a little more complicated, but like mentioned, it will probably appeal to most readers! (I could have done without)

    Over I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait to have a physical to add to my book shelf right next to For Darkness Shows the Stars - those covers are awesome!

    --V

    Saturday, July 6, 2013

    GIVEAWAY: THE FLAME IN THE MIST by Kit Grindstaff!!

    "Fiery-headed Jemma Agromond is not who she thinks she is, and when the secrets and lies behind her life at mist-shrouded Agromond Castle begin to unravel, she finds herself in a chilling race for her life.

    Ghosts and misfits, a stone and crystals, a mysterious book, an ancient prophecy—all these reveal the truth about Jemma's past and a destiny far greater and more dangerous than she could have imagined in her wildest fantasies.

    With her telepathic golden rats, Noodle and Pie, and her trusted friend, Digby, Jemma navigates increasingly dark forces, as helpers both seen and unseen, gather. But in the end, it is her own powers that she must bring to light, for only she has the key to defeating the evil ones and fulfilling the prophecy that will bring back the sun and restore peace in Anglavia."

    ENTER THE CONEST HEEEEERE!

    --V

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

    Join Me On Bloglovin' And I Will Join You!!

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    Click the button above or the one the left!

    Hope to see you soon!!

    -V

    SPOTLIGHT: STAY by Jennifer Silverwood!

    "Sometimes, love isn’t as magical as people expect it to be…

    Rona believes love is nothing more than a myth, a tale for little girls. As the oldest daughter, she knows duty and family honor as well as the difference between salt and cinnamon.

    Until the immortal ruler of the seas appears from thin air and she is swept into a dark and dangerous affair. What was formerly myth soon becomes part of the everyday. And Rona believes when Seid tells her they will be together forever.

    But forever is a long time and after she betrays him, what was supposed to be an eternity in paradise becomes an eternity in hell. Now she is cursed, unable to feel human emotions except through the couples she is led to save.

    Two thousand years is an awfully long time to live alone. And the business of love saving isn’t what it used to be. By the twenty-first century, love has become an illusion as grandiose as magic and Rona’s ready to give up. Until the night she is seen by a human. Deep in the underbelly of the city that never sleeps, she recognizes him instantly. He may dress differently and have gained a few new scars, but she would recognize the face of her former lover in any lifetime.

    Trouble is, he seems to have no memory of her and he and his ex-girlfriend are the ones whose true love she’s meant to save.

    But when he starts to fall for her, she is forced to learn what it means to be human all over again.

    Past and present come full circle in this tale of love, forgiveness and woe."
     
    Sounds awesome, huh??
     
     
    Review Coming Soon!
     
    --V

    Review: THE FLAME IN THE MIST by Kit Grindstaff plus Giveaway!!

    "Fiery-headed Jemma Agromond is not who she thinks she is, and when the secrets and lies behind her life at mist-shrouded Agromond Castle begin to unravel, she finds herself in a chilling race for her life. Ghosts and misfits, a stone and crystals, a mysterious book, an ancient prophecy—all these reveal the truth about Jemma's past and a destiny far greater and more dangerous than she could have imagined in her wildest fantasies.

    With her telepathic golden rats, Noodle and Pie, and her trusted friend, Digby, Jemma navigates increasingly dark forces, as helpers both seen and unseen, gather. But in the end, it is her own powers that she must bring to light, for only she has the key to defeating the evil ones and fulfilling the prophecy that will bring back the sun and restore peace in Anglavia."

    The Flame in the Mist by Kit Grindstaff was a wonderful and very intelligent Middle Grade novel in the lieu of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter! I loved it!

    The story takes places in a world called Anglavia, a land that is dominated by an evil family who control the mist that covers the entire land and chokes the people, keeping them under their control. It is in this dark family that the story's MC comes from, a young girl named Jemma who comes to understand that she does not belong with her family - she is not evil.. and thus the adventure starts!

    The novel was fast-paced and exciting, and when things did slow down for characters and the world to be better developed for the reader, I was not bored at all. Grindstaff has created a rich and complex, yet realistic world that entertains and adds something new and fun to the fantasy genre. Jemma is accompanied by her two telepathic rats Noodle and Pie, who have the most awesome names!

    Grindstaff's writing is crisp and neat and pulls you in to the pages so that you can imagine everything completely - you will not want to put the book done. It seriously has that vibe..I cannot completely explain it, but I loved this book and cannot wait for the sequel.

    The story builds suspense and is funny and sweet and at times, dark, but just the right amount as to not scare people away, but to keep them hooked!

    You will love it!

    Buy It HERE!!

    Enter Below!
     
    --V



    Monday, June 24, 2013

    Author Spotlight: KIT GRINDSTAFF!!

    Kit Grindstaff was born near London, and grew up in the rolling countryside of England. After a brush with pop stardom (under her maiden name, Hain), she moved to New York and embarked on her successful career as a pop song writer. Kit now lives with her husband in the rolling countryside of Pennsylvania, where she still writes songs as well as children's books. The Flame In The Mist is her first novel.

    You can connect with Kit via her website http://www.kitgrindstaff.com, on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kitgrindstaff and on Twitter @kitgrindstaff, and pretty much tempt her to go anywhere there's great sushi and/or puppies.

    Purchase Flame HERE!!

    "Set in an imagined past, this dark fantasy-adventure is for fans of Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass. Features  Jemma, a fiery-headed heroine held captive in Agromond Castle, yet destined to save mist-shrouded Anglavia.

    Fiery-headed Jemma Agromond is not who she thinks she is, and when the secrets and lies behind her life at mist-shrouded Agromond Castle begin to unravel, she finds herself in a chilling race for her life. Ghosts and misfits, a stone and crystals, a mysterious book, an ancient prophecy—all these reveal the truth about Jemma's past and a destiny far greater and more dangerous than she could have imagined in her wildest fantasies. With her telepathic golden rats, Noodle and Pie, and her trusted friend, Digby, Jemma navigates increasingly dark forces, as helpers both seen and unseen, gather. But in the end, it is her own powers that she must bring to light, for only she has the key to defeating the evil ones and fulfilling the prophecy that will bring back the sun and restore peace in Anglavia."

    Review for the book is coming soon AND a giveaway of a finished hardback copy of the book!!

    If you love Philip Pullman or The Fablehaven series or Percy Jackson, you will love this!!

    Til then,

    --V

    p.s. this book is awesome!



    Author Spotlight: Jennifer Silverwood!!

    Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it's the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town.
     
    After attending three different universities without managing to square a degree, she decided to the next logical thing; become a writer. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas.

    She is the author of the Heaven's Edge series, Stay and Silver Hollow. To stay tuned, please have a gander at her website: http://jennifersilverwood.com


     And visit Jenn's amazon site to check out and purchase her books!!

    http://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Silverwood/e/B0085GOKJ8

    Review for book Stay is coming soon!!!

    Friday, April 19, 2013

    VERONICA ROTHS' DIVERGENT Finale TITLE IS REVEALED!!!! Cover...??

    "What if your whole world was a lie?

    What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?

    What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

    The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent."


    So what is the title???

    Convergent!

    Resurgent!

    Emergent!!!?

    Nope...

    It is Allegiant!!

    We were all think of ent endings for the title, so I'm assuming most fans never saw this coming, but I have to say, I really love the title!!

    Now for the cover!!! WHEN?!?!

    What do you think of the title??

    --V

    Monday, April 15, 2013

    THE Official Trailer for HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Film!!!

     
    "THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

    THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE opens on November 22, 2013."




    wow.....

    Any fears I had have been squashed!!

    This looks brilliant.

    So incredible.

    I cannot wait!!

    What do you think??

    Look awesome??

    Horrible??

    ---V

    Sunday, April 7, 2013

    Julie Kagawa's THE IRON TRAITOR Cover Goodness!!

    "Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

    That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

    Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten."


    This is the synop for the last book since there is no official synop for this one yet!

    Cover Lust???

    Love it it??/

    Hate it???

    --V

    Friday, April 5, 2013

    TAYLOR SWIFT Playing Rapunzel in Live Action Film!?!?!??

     
    "Taylor Swift might have to tweak her latest song lyrics from “I knew you were trouble when you walked in” to “I knew you were trouble when you climbed up my hair.”

    The 23-year-old singer is starring in a Disney Parks ad, “Where a World of Adventure Awaits” as Rapunzel, one of Disney’s most beloved classic princesses. Swift joins the ranks of other starlets who have appeared in Disney Parks commercials, including Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Gisele Bundchen, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel, Scarlett Johansson, and Olivia Wilde.

    Speaking of the opportunity the singer said “When Disney came to me and said we want you to play Rapunzel, I was just so honored. It’s such a wonderful character to get to play, a childhood fantasy come into reality for me.”

    As for the theme park, Swift explained it holds a special spot in her heart: “I think about all the times me and my little brother went to Disney World and we were able to escape to that place anytime we had a hard time. Any time you’re going through something rough, you can go back into your imagination and you’re at Disney World.” First To Know.com

    So she is not going to actually play Rapunzel, but she sure as heck does fit the bill if a live action adaption version of the story would ever be made!

    What do you think?

    Is Swift perfect??

    --V

    Thursday, April 4, 2013

    FIRST Teaser Trailer For HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE!!!

     
    "Opening in theaters and IMAX on November 22, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour' of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever."


    Full length trailer to premiere at this years MTV Movie Awards - Sunday, April 14!!!

    -V

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    BRAND New MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES Trailer!!!?!

    "When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

    This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

    Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end."



    The voiceover is meh.

    The word stylization is blah.

    Whole package is ... odd.

    But I'm excited for it!

    I really hope it just suffering from cheesy advertisment and will not acutally be bad.

    Fingers crossed!

    What do you think??

    Perfect casting??

    Hate it??

    Love it??

    Nachos with that cheese??!

    -V

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    Pixar's FINDING NEMO Gets Sequel FINDING DORY!?!?!? ooo..

    "The Pixar animated film “Finding Nemo” will spawn a sequel big-screen movie titled “Finding Dory,” Walt Disney Studios Publicity announced today. The new movie is due out November 25, 2015.

    Ellen DeGeneres, who provided the voice of Dory, an affable but forgetful blue tang fish, in the original film, said in a statement that she had been waiting a long time for the movie to be launched.

    “I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating ‘Toy Story 16.’ But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It’s got a lot of heart, it’s really funny, and the best part is—it’s got a lot more Dory...Read More”'

    Not book related, but still - awesome!!!

    Cannot wait.

    Love *most* Pixar films!

    Do you like Nemo??

    Whats your favorite Pixar flick??

    -V

    Official PERCY JACKSON AND THE SEA OF MONSTERS Film Trailer!!!?!

    "After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson—a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any “normal” friends.

    But things don’t stay quiet for long. Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: the magical borders which protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner by the Cyclops Polyphemus on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia—only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name…the Bermuda Triangle.

    Now Percy and his friends—Grover, Annabeth, and Tyson—must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes by the end of the summer or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family—one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon’s son is an honor or simply a cruel joke."
     
     
    Finally!

    And it appears that they are ACTUALLY semi following the book!  Thanks!

    Forgot how much each book resembled the layout of Harry Potter until this, but still, I'm excited to see it.

    Have you read the Percy Jackson books??

    Hate/Love the first flick?

    Trailer good??

    --V

    Sunday, March 31, 2013

    TRUE BLOOD Season 6 TRAILER!! Lilith Rises...

    "HBO announced on Friday that the 10-episode sixth season of "True Blood" will premiere on Sunday, June 16 and now they've brought online the first teaser as well. Check it out below!

    Based on the popular Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, the Emmy-nominated hit drama series was created by Alan Ball, creator of HBO's Emmy-winning series "Six Feet Under."

    The show follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people's thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (AlexanderSkarsgard)."
    comingsoon.net




    What do you think??

    Billith fan??

    Hate the new direction??

    --V

    Saturday, March 30, 2013

    HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY Film Casting ALERT?!?!

    "Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year."

    Rumor has it that the brilliantly brilliant & awesome Rebel Wilson, who will be hosting this years MTV Movie Awards(!!!) is up for the role of the costume shop owner of the Capitol, Tigris, who helps Katniss take down Prez. Snow!!

    (Reminder--Tigris had her face stretched and tattooed with black and gold tiger stripes, her nose was flattened until it barely exists forming a short snout.)

    This. Is. Perfect.

    I hope it is true and that it actually happens.

    Love the books and the films!!

    What do you think??

    Is Rebel perfect??

    Bad??

    --V

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Gets Supernatural Spin-Off TV Series: RAVENSWOOD!?!?

    "NEW YORK (AP) — ABC Family is banking big on its biggest hit Pretty Little Liars, green-lighting it for another season and approving a spinoff.

    The network announced Tuesday it renewed the series starring Lucy Hale and Ashley Benson for a fifth season.

    The new show Ravenswood will follow five strangers whose lives become intertwined by a deadly curse that has plagued their town for generations.

    Pretty Little Liars is about teens in the fictional town of Rosewood, Penn., whose best friend was murdered. Since her death they’ve been continuously harassed via text and pranks by a mysterious figure known as “A.” It’s based on the best-selling book series by Sara Shepard.

    Ravenswood is slated to premiere in October.

    Pretty Little Liars returns for season four in June." Times.com

    I guess that zombie and ghost that made an appearance in the Halloween ep were real??

    HAHA.....

    Strange.

    Sounds interesting.

    Cannot wait to see how it turns out!

    What do you think??

    Bad idea??

    Great???

    eh....?

    --V

    Sunday, March 17, 2013

    CHEMICAL GARDEN Trilogy's Lauren DeStefano New Series: THE INTERNMENT CHRONICLES!!?

     
    "On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 16-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan's older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring, and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in best friend Pen and her betrothed, Basil.

    Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for the murder — betrothed to the victim — but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find — or who she will lose."


    The Internment Chronicles: Book One - Perfect Ruin.

    Release Date: Oct 22 2013!

    More Info - According to DeStefano, there is a god of the Earth that is evil and a God of the Skies that is good. Or is it . . . .

    This series sounds fanatstic!!

    Love Lauren's writing.

    Chemical Garden Trilogy was amazing!!

    Sever was an astounding finale.

    Cannot wait.

    Love her books??

    Thoughts???

    --V

    Friday, March 15, 2013

    ITS FINALLY Official!! DIVERGENT'S Tobias ''Four" HAS Been CAST!!!?

     
    "Brace yourselves for the ear-piercing squeals: Theo James, the British heartthrob and current star of the CBS cop drama "Golden Boy," will star in Summit Entertainment's highly anticipated adaptation of the young adult bestseller "Divergent," the studio announced Friday.

    The 28-year-old actor will play 18-year-old Tobias Eaton, or Four, as he is called throughout much of the dystopian novel set in a post-apocalyptic Chicago. He will star opposite Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants"), who landed the starring role of Beatrice Prior, or Tris, the protagonist of the film.

    Miles Teller, star of the recent "21 & Over," is in negotiations to play one of the villains of the film, Peter; Irish actor Ray Stevenson ("Dexter") is in talks to portray Tris' father, Andrew Prior, while an offer is out to Aaron Eckhart for the role of Marcus, Andrew's colleague, all according to people familiar with the discussions....Read More"

    Theo James--

    Well, the man is veeeeeeeeeeeeeery much older then I would have ever thought they would go.

    28.

    wow.

    But, he does look the part, despite his age, so I am completely fine with it!!

    This is some of the finest casting for a film in a while, especially YA related!!

    Love it??

    Hate it??

    WTF IT???

    Lemme Know.

    --V

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013

    DIVERGENT CASTING NEWS!! Tori, Christina, Caleb and FOUR?!?!

     
    "From the brink of apocalypse, humanity has reorganized itself into five factions, each of which uphold and live by a single core value. Those who believe society fell apart because of greed formed the faction of Abnegation (the Selfless), sworn off of practices considered self-indulgent and pledged to act selflessly. Those who believe the collapse was due to ignorance pledged themselves to the Erudite (the Intelligent), sworn to a never-ending path of complete knowledge acquisition. Those who feel that human duplicity wreaked havoc in the world took the banner of Candor (the Honest), pledging to always speak their minds and the truth. Those who feel that aggression was the root of society’s collapse became the members of Amity (the Peaceful), taking the mantle of peace at all costs. And finally, those who feel that the root of all their problems stemmed from cowardice formed the tribe of the Dauntless (the Brave), the faction of the courageous and strong."
     

    "Monday, March 11, 2013

    Casting News: Tori, Christina, and Caleb!


    Yes! I am beyond excited to be able to share this news with you at last!

    Maggie Q has been cast as Tori...

    Zoe Kravitz has been cast as Christina...

    and Ansel Elgort has been cast as Caleb!

    They are all extremely talented (not to mention spectacular matches for the characters in my head) and I'm so happy that they're going to be a part of the Divergent movie.

    CANNOT. WAIT."
    Veronica Roth
     
    Also, the rumor is that Alexander Ludwig (right), who played Cato in the Hunger Games flick is close to nabbing the role of Four!!
     
    What do you think about that??
     
    Love this casting!!
     
    Maggie Q kicks some serious ass in Nikita and Zoe was brilliant in the X-Men: First Class!!
     
    Cannot wait!!
     
    Thoughts??
     
    --V

    Friday, March 8, 2013

    James Dashner THE MAZE RUNNER Film Gets Cast!!?

    "Hollywood’s dystopian treasure hunt is now in full swing. After “The Hunger Games” yielded $408 million in box office spoils, studios are scrambling to be the first to serve up a cinematic meal that satisfies that cross-generational audience hungry for more high-stakes post-apocalyptic adventure placing a group of plucky teens in peril.

    It now looks like the upcoming adaptation of James Dashner’s The Maze Runner has made significant strides to challenge its competition, with yesterday’s announcement that “Chronicles of Narnia” star Will Poulter has boarded the elevator down into the film’s labyrinthine underworld. Poulter will play the bestselling book’s protagonist, Thomas, a memory-wiped teen who lands among a group of sixty boys who have spent two years learning to survive in an alternate reality known as “the glade,” which takes the form of a maze from which there is seemingly no escape. Thomas takes it upon himself to re-examine clues and gather the information necessary to attempt to lead the pack of lost boys out of captivity. . .Read More"
    Have you read The Maze Runner??

    Are you excited??

    Don't care??

    Like the casting thus far???

    --Valen Steel

    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    CHECK Out The Men of HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE!!!

     
    "Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow (Donald Sutherland) prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever."
     


    I threw in Katniss and Johanna as well because they look bloody awesome!!
     
     
    Aren't these posters brilliant??
     
     
    Love them?
     
     
    Hate them?
     

    Which is your favourite??
     
     
    Mine are Finnick & Johanna - she looks about ready to kill!
     

    --V

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    Series Reveal: THE LOST SUN by Tessa Gratton!!

    The Lost Sun (The United States of Asgard #1)

    "Fans of Neil Gaiman's American Gods and Holly Black's The Curse Workers will embrace this richly drawn, Norse-mythology-infused alternate world: the United States of Asgard. Seventeen-year-old Soren Bearskin is trying to escape the past. His father, a famed warrior, lost himself to the battle-frenzy and killed thirteen innocent people. Soren cannot deny that berserking is in his blood—the fevers, insomnia, and occasional feelings of uncontrollable rage haunt him. So he tries to remain calm and detached from everyone at Sanctus Sigurd's Academy. But that's hard to do when a popular, beautiful girl like Astrid Glyn tells Soren she dreams of him. That's not all Astrid dreams of—the daughter of a renowned prophetess, Astrid is coming into her own inherited abilities.

    When Baldur, son of Odin and one of the most popular gods in the country, goes missing, Astrid sees where he is and convinces Soren to join her on a road trip that will take them to find not only a lost god, but also who they are beyond the legacy of their parents and everything they've been told they have to be."


    Sounds awesome!!

    Bad series title. Sounds like an SNL parody.

    Cover is bleh. Hopefully it is just a mockup.

    Interested??

    Like the cover???

    Thoughts???

    -V