Monday, August 26, 2013

Most Wanted: Cruel Beauty & Stoker

Most Wanted:The Movies's, Books, & T.V. Shows That Will give me the FEELS!!!

So welcome to a new segment on my blog where I'm going to be telling you some of the things that I'm most excited for and want to get. Basically my wishlist. Some of the stuff will be already out and some will have yet to be released. Lets get started.

The 1st thing l'm excited for is:

Cruel Beauty By Rosamund Hodge:

This book is about Nyx a girl who has been betrothed since birth to the evil ruler of her kingdom. In order to escape her faith she plans to seduce and then kill him, which would break the 900 hundred year old curse he placed on her people, but she never planned on liking or even loving him.

I can't wait for this book, it seems like quite a conundrum and I would love to see how it's resolved.

  -For full synopsis check out:



The 2nd Thing is:

Stoker ft. Mia Wasikowska,Nicole Kidman, and Matthew Goode.

Following the death of her father India's uncle Charlie comes to live with her and her mother. 

You can check out the Trailer Here. I decided to go with the first one because the other trailers give more away.

This Movie seems like it's going to a psychological thriller of sorts. I can't wait to see it. It's currently already out.
You can find the movie here on DVD & Blu-Ray:

So these are just two of the things that I'm excited for. What are your thoughts? Leave a comment and let me know. Also tell me what are some of things your excited for?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Book Review: Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey

DISCLAIMER: Don't read this review if you haven't read the first book. Witch Eyes. Which I did a review of Linked here :

So here we are again, oh how l'm going to hate when this series ends. The last book left off with characters discovering who Braden's father is, and also with Braden killing Lucien. Let the drama begin!

When this starts off Braden is overcome with guilt over killing Lucien. Adding onto to that Trey and Riley aren't speaking to him and Jade will only speak to him in secret.

 I feel like during this book Braden continues to give Jason, His father, a hard time and personally I feel like that they really need to have a talk, so they can air some things out. I hope that their relationship can be resolved sometime during the third book, although I get the feeling it's probably not going to help at all. I get the feeling that something will explode big time.

Also, Trey and Braden's relationship is still in the "will they, or won't they', and I just feel the need to knock Trey upside his head once in a while. As soon as they seem to be getting closer, something seems to happen, and well, you can see where that thought was going.

One person who I was excited to see more of was Drew. He is still sarcastic and running his mouth off, but he also seems to be a loyal friend. I don't know what he's going to do in the end considering the fact that he hates both of the people in the feud, but I'm going to love finding out.

In this sequel, we get to see a little bit of Jade and Riley. We even get to learn a little bit more about the Drew and Jade thing, So I'm be interested to see what happens with these two in the future.

So in this book girls are disappearing in town and Braden instigates why and who. Also more titbits of his family past are coming out and I feel like in the third book its all going to come to a head.

Overall, I gave this book a 4/5 stars, because it was a page turner, and we get to see new interesting characters come into the story. People's loyalties are being tested, new alliances are being made while others seem to be breaking, and some of the things that happen will just leave you like O_O for quite a while.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Book Review: The Eye Of Minds by James Dashner

Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it’s addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway?

But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And recent reports claim that one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he’s holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific—the hosta

ges have all been declared brain-dead. Yet the gamer’s motives are a mystery.

The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker.
And they’ve been watching Michael. They want him on their team.
But the risk is enormous. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid. There are back alleys and corners in the system human eyes have never seen and predators he can’t even fathom—and there’s the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever.

Description taken from Goodreads.

Micheal: I liked him a lot, He was laid back and like to do what a lot of us do, Hang out and eat with friends. Except he like to do it the VirtNet. Yes, you can eat food there. He's a little addicted to VirtNet and spends a considerably amount of time there. The only one he knows who spends more time there is his friend Bryson.

In the beginning of this book I questioned some of the choices made but I was able to look past them and enjoy the story. Michael is dedicated but starts asking the smart question a little to late. How much is he willing to sacrifice? And how will he react to the truth once revealed?

Now Michael has two friends joing him for this journey. Bryson who doesnt seem to have a filter from brain to mouth is someone who spends almost all there time in VirtNet. He's a little cocky throughout the book but I think he learns he's not exactly top dog thoughout the story. Then there's Sara: who is the one who keeps the two boys in line a little. Sort of like a mother figure and when there being oblivious, point out the obvious to them. 

The friendship between the three is nice usually easy going  and when horrible stuff happend they bonded together. Just because this doesn't take place in the real world doesn't mean there isn't any real danger. One of the most dangerous thing about the Cyber-Terrorist Kaine is that when he kills people in the VirtNet he's killing them in real life to.Which isn't something someone should be able to do. Plus there's the psychological damage they probably wont be getting over anytime soon.

I felt at times that we didn't get to know enough about Sarah and Bryson. I feel like Michael's character overshadowed the two of them a lot of times. I know he's the main character but it would have been nice to learn more about the other two. Maybe it will be different in the next book.Also they've never meet in real life so I wonder if the dynamic of the relationship's will change once that happens. Who Knows.

Despite all that I have high hopes for the second book.Reading about these three hacker friends hired to do something that the VirtNet security couldn't do was a real page turner and Kaine, Well you'll have to read to find out all about his sinister deeds. The sequels are definitely on my Pre-Order list. I gave this book a 4/5 stars and look forward to seeing how everything plays out in the upcoming books.

*This book comes October 8. 2013.
*I want to thank my friend Brad who got this for me when he went to ALA. He to has a Blog and YouTube so I'll leave links and you guys should definitely check him out.