Hello everyone! So I finished Rise of Nine and Fall of Five a couple of days ago, but didn't have time to put up a review until today. So I know that Rise of Nine is the third book in the Lorien Legacies and that Fall of Five is the fourth, but I wanted to read RON again after giving up on it bc the plot in the book was a bit of a blur in my head and I hadn't read FOF yet....anyway so I read RON and liked it alot especially the end. I especially love the person who joins us in RON, the person is hilarious and fun. As for FOF, it is definitely my favorite of the four books (second being Power of Six). I just love the setting where most of the book takes place and how cool it is plus the fact that the Loriens and the allies are finally finding each other which is a great feeling. The only thing is I hate how my fav character from RON dies in FOF bc of someone. :( I still loved it there was a lot of cool technology, romance of course and alot of action. BTW HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my amazing fans/readers! Eat lots of turkey, be with friends and family and don't forget to shop till you drop tomorrow ;) on Black Friday! Have a lovely day! Tata for now!
Rate RON: 9.5/10
Hola everyone! So I just went to see Catching Fire in movie theatres and loved it!!!! There were only few (minor) differences that didn't really change the movie or story; everything was still right and so not like the Percy Jackson movies. Another awesome thing I noticed was that there were no choppy scenes whilst people were fighting, everything looked real and my head didn't spin which is always good. I absolutely loved the romance, the action and the plot! All of the CGI'd stuff looked insanely real and all of the actors portrayed their characters brilliantly. My favorite part/thing was how different and real Effie looks. As most of you have seen on the internet through photos and trailers, Effie changes from a Capitol woman to someone who is starting to see how unfair and revolting the Hunger Games are...Elizabeth Banks (Effie) is such a good actor! Now she wasn't the only awesome actor; all of them were brilliant. Honestly, it was such a great movie, I felt as if I was (unfortunately) part of the movie and the action. I was shaking from excitement the entire movie and I freaked/shook from the actiony/scary parts alot; shows how great the people who worked on the movie were at their job. I am so excited for Mockingjay part 1 and 2! Now below the line is the minor difference I saw (aka SPOILERS!) so if you want to be surprised, don't look below the line! Tata for those who are leaving now! ;)
Hola everyone! So for the past couple of three-ish weeks I have been extremely busy so not much time to so much however I finally finished Shadow of Night by Deborah E Harkness and Leap Day by Wendy Mass. I love these two books very very much for different reasons. I love the fact that history, love, action and fantasy all fit very well together in Shadow of Night and it feels so nice that someone could possibly call Queen Elizabeth "Lizzie" and be friends with Shakespeare. For Leap Day, it is one of few reality fiction books that I actually love because it is really realistic and the fact that there are other people's viewpoints in it that may bring someone back to the horrid "Holes" which was even more confusing than a maze in Wonderland but should not because it is a thousand times better. It flows very smoothly and the names of the character who is telling their story is one of the first four words of the first sentence. I just love these books so much and once you read them, you definitely will too.
Hey peoples of the world! So I have had a really hectic and busy week so I didn't get much reading done however I did get the new Titan's Curse graphic novel and the new Clockwork Prince graphic novel which I started yesterday and finished today. First let's start CP; it was good, it was exactly like the book and followed it nicely. The pictures/pages (except the first couple of pages) are grayscale, but they still look vivid and real and most of the characters look as I thought they would. The only character who looked a little different than what I imagined was Cecily. Everything else was perfect.
Now, for Titan's Curse I was slightly disappointed as they missed a couple of somewhat important and funny scenes that were in the regular book. As well, from the beginning you can't easily distinguish who Thalia is or that she's even in the book as she looks and dresses in the book almost exactly like Percy which threw me off from the start. All of the pictures were colored, which should have helped but didn't when it came to distinguish Thalia from Percy. Another thing I want to add is that, personally, I thought Nico would look a little older than as they drew him in the graphic novel; he looked seven! Other than that, everything was good.
Rate CP graphic novel: 9.5/10
Rate TC graphic
Hey so this my first author Q&A and (drum roll) the author is LWR Lee, author of the Andy Smithson series which I recently reviewed. Anyway so here are the questions I asked and the answers she sent back:
Q: Tell us a little about yourself. How old where you when you realized you wanted to write?
A: My first memory was around age 8 after reading C. S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The way Lewis wrote with multiple layers – what’s happening in Britain, what’s happening in Narnia, a meaning layer and more – fascinated me. I wanted to write in the same style.
Q: How did you come up with the idea behind the Andy Smithson series?
A: The series is a culmination of many influences. I had always envisioned creating a fantasy world with castles and medieval knights. The specific characters came from my kids, myself and others I know.
Q: What was first running through your mind right after you thought of the idea?
A: I immediately began working through the plot line. I declared this would be a 7-book series and I began thinking through what the resolution of the series would be and inventing how to get there through the seven books.
Q: How many books do you think the series will have?
A: This is designed to be a 7 book series.
Q: Andy Smithson: Venom of the Serpent's Cunning comes out January 2014. Can give us a sneak peek at what we can expect?
A: Andy is back in Oomaldee after nearly a year’s absence. He faces more challenges while retrieving the second ingredient, but more, his love for the king deepens when the Stone of Athanasia, the source of the king’s unending life, is stolen. Will Andy retrieve the stone as well as the next ingredient in time?
Q: What is your favorite thing about writing and what is your least favorite thing?
A: My favorite part of writing is inventing the story line. I love creating a riveting story out of nothing more than words.
My least favorite part of writing is editing… It’s a good thing I have a great editor!
Q: Which writer(s) of your genre do you admire most?
A: It’s hard to narrow it to just one. My favorite authors include C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, J. K. Rowling and Brandon Mull.
Q: When do you usually write?
A: I write my stories in the afternoon, after I've Tweeted and done whatever else I need to in the marketing realm in the morning.
Q: What drew you to this genre of writing?
A: I love to invent new worlds where I get to specify the rules.
Q: And for the final question, is there any advice you have for aspiring writers?
A: First, invent a narrative about why you write. This will help you weather the storms. Second, as an artist, commitment yourself to your craft. The stories you write are the painting you do on your canvas that no one can take. Others will criticize. Learn what you can from what they share and ignore the rest. If you aren't committed to your work, no one else will be. Third, get a good editor!! The hardest part is inventing the story. Focus on that and let others clean up your rough edges.
So it seems that I am too fast a reader for my library to keep up so I am rereading books from my personal library at home and the series I am rereading is the Private series by Kate Brian. Here's is the thing, I don't own all of the books so I am reading them in the order they are in 1- 16 but I'm skipping over books I don't have. However I've read the books multiple times so the skipping doesn't hurt as it much as it would had I been reading them for the first time. Anyway the series as a whole are awesome!; there is a huge amount of surprise and mystery with romance mixed in and a bunch of rich kids thrown into the mix which makes it all the better. Now those who do read this series (and you should read it no matter what) should be warned/told that there is some mature content in the books however I think most of you who read my blog are old enough to read this series and not be scarred for life. Now I wanted to add to this review a public service announcement (I know, I know but I have to); please please please send in your gorgeously awesomely cosplays and amazing art! We are all excited to see your art and cosplays, even if they are from tv shows but you have to send them for me to post em. There will be a personal prize....if I get in 10 submissions I'll send in a couple of my own drawings....(oooooohhhh). Anyway read the Private series and send in your art/cosplays! Peace out!
Rate of Private: 15/10
About the Blogger
Hello everyone! My name is Fantasy Angel and I am currently writing a novel and reading my way through life. I usually read fantasy and crime/mystery, but I will read other books. I blog at least three times a week on Avid Reader's new home Wordpress.