Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. This week I am anxiously awaiting:

By Amanda Hocking

The number one talked about self-published author

Hollowmen - the sequel to Hollowland....

After six months in the quarantine, Remy finds out things are much worse than she feared. Her plans to escape come with a heavy cost, and she realizes that zombies aren't the worst of her problems.

Publication Fall 2011

To tell you, I really loved the first one Hollowland. I was hooked and whenever I had to put it down I hated myself for it. And if it was just sitting next to me on my desk my eyes would automatically get pulled towards it. So to say the least...I loved it and I can't wait for the sequel.

Loved all the elements including the lioness. The romance for me was unexpected but I think I liked that. It wasn't here look at me before it really was supposed to be, here look at me, I'm making out with the guy I like. So, yea for the unexpected :).

For me I have the original cover for the first one and when she changed to out look I wasn't so sure about it. But I've grown to it and I can't wait to get my hands on this bad boy.

 Original Cover  

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

TV quotes (9)

All right, I'm going inside. You can just stay here and watch for sharks. -Ariel

A dream is a wish your heart makes. -Cinderalla

To spend a life of endless bliss, just find who you love through true love's kiss.

 Look, I'm sorry. I'd really like to help you, but I just DO NOT kiss frogs.
I mean I didn't even know frogs had lips. How 'bout a nice firm handshake.

-- Enchanted

Monday, September 26, 2011

Love Inc.

By Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout

Zahra, Kali, and Syd would never have met if their parents' marriages hadn't fallen apart. But when the three girls collide in group counseling, they discover they have something else in common: they've each been triple-timed by the same nefarious charmer, Eric, aka Rico, aka Rick. Talk about eye-opening therapy.

Cheerful, diplomatic Zahra is devastated. Rico had been her rock and sole confidant. How could she have missed the signs? Folksy, flirtatious Kali feels almost as bad. She and Rick had only been on a few dates, but they'd felt so promising. Hardened vintage-vixen Syd is beyond tears. She and Eric had real history... Or so she'd thought. Now all three girls have one mission: to show that cheater the folly of his ways.

Project Payback is such a success, the girls soon have clients lining up for their consulting services. Is your boyfriend acting shady? Dying to know if your crush is into you? Need match-making expertise? Look no further than Love, Inc.

A perfect summers read that's great for all ages. It's cute, laugh out loud funny, and not to over the top girly for my taste. Just the right blend thanks to the three main girls, Zahra, Syd, Kali.

Under the point of view of Zarha you get to go for a ride with her as her parents decide to send her to group therapy for kids with divorced parents, also call transition, just because of a little unfortunate event, which takes place at her fathers house,  that got way blown out of proportion. 

So, here she has to talk about her feelings, her home life, and how much her parents spilt effects her own relationships. Intense, right? And not only that, but she has to go on a stupid scavenger hunt as homework..more like punishment. And all for what....well, you'll see. Split up in two groups of three, she gets to see how Syd and Kali live and socialize out in the real world.

But because of this stupid scavenger hunt (thanks a lot Dieter) she actually gets something out of it, two new friends. Which she needed thanks to her moving out of her moms and goes to live with her dad. And the reason for her move was mostly because she got kicked out of her own room thanks to her grandparents, that have taken over the house and brainwashed her mom. 

Now, I'm not going to say much about what this book is about because...well, pretty much its explained in the details up top, but...I will talk about a few things that aren't mention. Don't worry I won't spoil much. Promise :). 

The revenge against Eric, a.k.a Rico, a.k.a Rick was pretty sweet. I would have died if that happen to my....I guess you'll have to read to find out. These two ladies, the authors, have worked together before and you could tell if you read one of their books before. I'm talking about Girl v. Boy, because they like to add a lot of love interest for the main character. But in the end I was so happy with whom she ended up with. I've known since they first meet, lol. 

Sorry for long post, I'll try to wrap it up soon. Because of this book I got to learn of a new culture. I love the books cover, it's cute and it's got a food truck. Which I'm really into now because of the Great Food Truck Race. And I love Zahra's hair color. On the cover it doesn't seem like the right color but oh well, I've got a curtain vision of her in my head. Just like we all do when we start to read about new characters.

The only thing that kind of annoyed me was the she thought she was in love and she's on like, fifteen. It's probably cause were naive at that age and what not. But, I don't it bugged me. Definitly since she's been only dating him for a couple of months, I don't, maybe cause I've never fallen in love.

What do you guys think?

4 1/2 hearts
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P.S: sorry this is, like, three days late been kind of busy and what not. Oh,....and I love the drag queens in the book :)          

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Summer Song (8)

So today I think I'll steal a puppy and knock a few people down just so I can talk to J.Lo

The songs good, but the's hilarious.

Papi by Jennifer Lopez


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fear Island

After a blowout party at a secluded island cabin, five friends make a shocking discovery: a dead body and the only boat off the island gone. Trapped and unable to call for help, they become prey to a mysterious killer seeking revenge. Together, they must decipher the murderer's chilling series of clues to reveal the island's secret past ... or face death one by one.

My thoughts on this is, I like it. It was meant to be entertaining and I was entertained.

To tell the truth I really didn't know what I was getting myself into when I decided to watch this. All I knew was that it was about a group of friends going to an island for a get away, oh...and Lucy Hale was in it. Which is one of the reasons I wanted to watch it. I've never seen her in a true horror before so I wanted to see how she would do.

On the characters you have the douche bag, the heated couple, the split couple, a brother, and then a stowaway. So, pretty much the same formula for most revenge movies.

But besides the same old, same old I did get creeped out at least once and I loved that the killer used things around the place and not just one specific weapon. Some of the deaths, at least one that I can think of right now, I haven't seen in a long time. Which did make me jump.

The acting was pretty good and I'm becoming to enjoy Haylie Duff's acting.

Oh, and the twist,....well lets just say it'll get you thinking. I know I couldn't stop even after a few hours.

A beautiful secluded island.....Five good friends.....And a killer out for revenge

3 1/2 hearts
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. This week I am anxiously awaiting:

A journey may take hundreds of miles, or it may cover the distance between duty and desire.
Sixteen of today’s hottest writers of paranormal tales weave stories on a common theme of journeying. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Melissa Marr return to the beloved worlds of their bestselling series, while others, like Claudia Gray, Kami Garcia, and Margaret Stohl, create new land-scapes and characters. But whether they’re writing about vampires, faeries, angels, or other magical beings, each author explores the strength and resilience of the human heart.
Suspenseful, funny, or romantic, the stories in Enthralled will leave you moved.

How I came to this book was of author Jessica Verday. Though I haven't read any of her books I do follow her blog and like the concept of her short story in this anthology which consists of:
"My contribution is "At the Late Night, Double Feature, Picture Show" - a story about a girl who hunts monsters, vampires in drag, and cannibal girl scouts. (And yes, it was just as much fun to write as it sounds!)"

She had me at cannibal girl scouts. I've never heard such a thing and I can't wait to read about it.

Another favorite author of mine is Kelley Armstrong, whom inspired me so much to write my first book. Which was supposed to be just a fill in while I waited a year for her third book in the Darkest Power trilogy and it turned into something more, so I can't wait to read hers either. :)

September 20, 2011 by HarperCollins

     when I typed this I didn't know it was being publish to stores the day before it's posted......oh well.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Update on The Lying Game

Okay, so the ratings been changed in my mind.

The pilot was great. But then the second week came along and all it really was, was Emma living Sutton's life. So it was *shrugs shoulders* so-so. Nothing new happen, no new info on the search, the only thing that was going on was a bond forming between Emma and Ethan.

Then week three came around and oh my god.....and not the good kind.

There was more searching and more of the real Sutton. Though, what she found seemed confusing and out of control, maybe I didn't get it because I was on the computer most of the time, but then I talked to my sister about it and she, too, thought it was confusing. And when it comes to shows, simple shows like this, it's pretty easy to follow along.

Now, because of that episode I wasn't really rushing to see the next one, either was my sister. Actually she quit completely on the show (and I'm not far along that path. I'm nice so I may give another episode a go. But if it drags I'm done.)

Today I finally got to that episode and it was so-so. The story seems to drag, just Em living Sutton's life, getting closer and closer with Ethan, but that's it. Once in a while they'll get a new piece to the puzzle but nothing more.  Now I know that's all they'll get but for some reason it's just not enough for me, nothing really holding me to the show. And there's scenes that really don't matter to the plot. Or at least to someone who hasn't read the book.

But, then again, when Pretty Little Liars came out I didn't know much about it and didn't start reading the books tell, like, the third season, yet I was, I'm obsessed. So I hoped for the same with this series, since, you's written by the same person.

Now, Sutton, we're seeing more and more of her and personally she's seems like s bitch. Always saying Emma is ruining her life yet she's not. So, she irks me, a lot.

The rating is going down;

 3 hearts
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I love this review, she said it in all the right words.

Not so good, 16 September 2011
beauty-all-around7 from Lithuania

Well, I wanted to try this because of Kirsten Prout, I loved her in Kyle XY (here she is totally different). Then I got hooked up by Blair Redford. He is the only thing keeping me watching this show. It seems like the script was written by a teenager. Everything is SO fake and annoying... Nothing comes natural, everything is so artificial and predictable. I attempted to write something very similar when I was a teen. I looked up Blair's profile and found another very similar show "Switched at Birth". Now that is completely different. I was hooked up by everything, it is very fun and entertaining. The script is much better and is more professional.

TV quotes (8)

Never cross a crazy women.
              - Greta from Two in a Half Men

I'll be back!
             - The Terminator

No one likes the taste of alcohol, we just like the effects it causes.
              - Alan from Two in a Half Men

This is why the internet was invented; for men to find pictures of naked celebrities and women to cyber-stalk the men they trust.
              - Joy from Hot in Cleveland

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Summer Song (7)

I've heard of them and feel in love with their song Wild At Heart. And one day last week I stumbled upon another song of theirs, Wanna Take You Home, which I can't get enough of so here is Gloriana.

Happy Sundays!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

TV quotes (7)

You think I'm gorgeous, you want to kiss me....
You want to hug me... You want to love me... You want to hug me... You want to smooch me... You want to...
                     - Gracie Hart

They were, their lips are hugging.
                     - Aliens in the Attic

Men. Can't live with 'em; can't live... nope, that's it.
                     - Sam Fuller from Miss Congeniality 2

Frying pans... who knew, right?
                    - Flynn Rider

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The day the states stood still

Sorry for the late coming but it's still the day. At least on the west, sorry east coast.

Usually on Sunday's I'll pick a song that I would love to share with you and calling it summer songs but since today is 9/11  thought I could share our song, The National Anthem. Which is sung by various people.

Today we Americans stand strong and stand as one, remembering those that lost their lives on that faithful day, those whom lost loved ones and those who've fought for our country for 10 years because of that day. So enjoy our song that says it all and god bless America. A blog that I follow posted today a great but sad video of what went down that day, so you should go check it out and here is where you can.

Lady Antebellum

Carrie Underwood



Saturday, September 10, 2011

Battle Royale

Forty-two delinquent students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. A group of delinquent students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a new forum of reality television.The students are each given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and a few rations of food and water and sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred (with a few minor rules) game to the death, which means that the students have three days to kill each other until one survives--or they all die.

The movie focus on a few of the students and how they cope. Some decide to play the game like the psychotic Kiriyama or the sexual Mistuko, while others like the heroes of the movie--Shuya, Noriko, and Kawada--are trying to find a way to get off the Island without violence. However, as the numbers dwell down lower and lower on an hourly basis, is there any way for Shuya and classmates to survive?

OH MY GOD, WOW, AMAZING, & SITTING ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT PERFECT....are just a few of the words to describe this little gem from Japan.

Now, some of you may have already seen this and are going like "have you been living underneath a rock or something", but if you haven't seen it then you should definitely get on it. And, by the way, I haven't been living underneath a rock.  

Okay, so, I came to this film because of peoples reviews on the, Hunger Games, how they're all comparing it to it or how the author of the Hungers Games just copied Battle Royale. And I have to say, with the game part, yes it's a like, but for her main plot, no it's completely different.  

If you've read the first two books out of the Hunger Games, and if you've watched this or will, you'll see a lot of similar on the topic of the games. So now I can see why people are comparing the two. But I think they're still great in their own ways.

Anyways, the film was fun. Yes gory but for me I love gore. It's intense, graphic with the gore, and can be a little much for little kids, but for the rest of the age groups, is just perfect. Saying if you like that kind of stuff. If you don't then I'm sorry, I don't write many reviews for any other type of movies. I love horror :).

The movie moves from one point of view to another, but it works. They don't go off the story and some of them blend together. There's a couple people I loved, they of course, were intense and killed the moment they could. A girl and an exchange student. But of course, I liked the main couple, whom I am glad it ended the way it did. If not I would have been pissed.

In the beginning there are some funny moments, at least to me, maybe to you too if you see it. Anyways, I think I made my point and wrote down to most of my thoughts so here's the rating,

5 hearts
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P.S....the movie was of course in sub titles. You can watch it online or rent it at the nearest video store.

So, enjoy. :)



Tuesday, September 6, 2011

TV quotes (6)

Let go, baby hippo!
            - Rodrick from Dairy of a wimpy kid

This is appa my flying bison.
Right,and this is flying sister.
             - Avatar, The Last Airbender

This is your idea. If you don't like your ideas, stop having them.
             - Ginger Snaps

         - Cheers

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Summer Song (6)

Today I'm dedicating the Sunday summer songs to Cry Little Sister by Gerard McMann. You know the theme song to the Lost Boys. Yesterday I sat down and watched the newest installment with the original Frog brothers and it was half bad. Pretty good actually.

So, anyways, this song every since yesterday I've been working on this short story I started in 2009, has been helping me with my creative juices. Yay :) Finally sitting down and adding some characters and given this horror a little more depth and details. :) So i'm having fun.


Friday, September 2, 2011

The Lost Valentine

 A young and cynical female journalist learns love may transcend trials and time as she discovers a story that will change her life forever. When war separates lovers on their wedding anniversary Feb. 14, 1944 at LA Union Train Station, Navy pilot Neil Thomas makes a promise he isn't sure he can keep - to return to the train station safe by their next anniversary.

For sixty years Caroline Thomas keeps her promise by waiting at the train station until her missing in action husband can finally keep his with the "lost valentine." The message and meaning shows romance and love can be real; worth fighting, and maybe even dying for.

Well, ladies (and gentlemen), hold on to your tissue boxes cause this one be a tear jerker. I think every other scene I had tears watering my eyes, ( know...they were getting dry).

This Hallmark original is based off the novel, The Last Valentine, by James Michael Pratt. Though I've only read a few pages out of it, thanks to the Internet, and they were pretty close to those few pages. That' s all I can say about the two of them.

The movie was sweet, charming, and can really hit home to those out there with family members out fighting for our country. And even if you don't, you'll still be tearing up, having tissues hanging from your face at the tender moments that are being told. 

Betty White was as amazing as ever. It was nice to see her doing something other than being a snarky old Ladie (even though she plays them perfectly :)...) She makes it believable and makes your heart flutter when she tells her stories. 

The cast was great, did there roles fine, but I'll have to say Betty was the cherry on top for me. She pulled the movie together and kept us rooting for her, hoping that she'll finally get the answer she's been looking for for years. 

Sadly, I didn't catch this on TV and I don't know when it'll be on for anyone of those interested. But I do know a place online that was in perfect focus, Megavideo. Just go to goggle, type in the title and that name I just gave you and then you'll be on your way to a great hopeless romance. 

5 hearts
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