Sunday, March 11, 2018

To Kill A Kingdom Review

342 pages

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

A dark twist on what we know mermaids and sirens to be, this book does not disappoint. The story is fresh, original, and intriguing. The world created in this novel is one of beauty with each kingdom completely different and unique from the other. Princess Lira isn't a typical heroine and neither is Prince Elian a typical hero. Both have a dark side that creates an attraction between them different from the usual. I love that Lira is ruthless and wicked yet has a side that questions her actions and those of her mother, the Sea Queen. I also liked that Elian is completely different from your typical prince, wanting to live a life of freedom and danger instead of safe in his kingdom. This is a fairy tale story with a dark twist that makes it an irresistible read. I definitely recommend this book if you like dark mythological adventures.

Friday, March 9, 2018

A Wrinkle In Time Release Day!

Happy Release Day! I remember reading this book as a kid and while it had a lot of big terms I didn't understand, the story still transcended as one of wonder and timeless. I am so glad they finally decided to give this book the recognition it deserves and turned it into a movie. I hope everyone made to read this in their middle school years, decides to check this out!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Immortal Reign Review

400 pages

As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.
Jonas continues to willfully defy his destiny, but the consequences of plotting his own course are drastic. As the fight for Mytica rages on, he must decide just how much more he's willing to sacrifice.
Lucia knows there's something special about her daughter and she'll do anything to protect her, even if that means facing Kyan alone.
Amara is called back home to Kraeshia. Grandma Cortas has her own plans for Mytica's future. She promises Amara power, revenge, and dominance if she agrees to be part of her scheme.
Magnus and Cleo's love will be put to the ultimate test. Dark magic is causing widespread destruction throughout the kingdom. Enemies across the sea are advancing. And unrest is stirring throughout the land. Is their love strong enough to withstand the outside forces tearing them apart?

As the final book in this series, this does not disappoint. The journey that these characters have taken to try an destroy the Elementals reaches an epic conclusion worthy of the wait. Once again we view through several different eyes as we see all of the decisions being made to save all of the kingdoms. I enjoyed seeing how everyone progresses through love, getting to know themselves and their relationships with the other main characters. I don’t want to give to much away but the growth you see in each person brings choices you won’t expect.  I am sorry that the series is over but glad the author was able to bring it to such a decisive end. I would definitely not recommend starting this novel until you have read the other five. However, I would recommend you start the series if you have not especially if you love epic fantasy novels. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

New York Comic-Con 2016

New York Comic-Con this year took place from Thursday, October 6th to Sunday, October 9th. Its always a big event in New York and this year was no exception. This year Comic-Con had to expand, so I found myself hopping from Jacob Javitz Center to the Hammerstein Ballroom just to see everything they had to offer! There is always something exciting going on whether it is the panels, the activities, or just getting to see amazing cosplay! Take a look at some of the photographs we captured at Comic-Con and the moments below.

Welcome to New York Comic-Con 2016!
Kevin Smith and the gang from Comic Book Men. These guys are absolutely hilarious. One of the best panels!
They've made the 90s television show into a modern movie with some of the original cast members!

The cast of the Emmy-winning television show Archer!

Cosplayers at NYCC 2016

Cosplay at NYCC 2016
Cosplay at NYCC 2016

Cosplayers at NYCC 2016

Cosplay at NYCC 2016

Cosplayers at NYCC 2016

Cosplayers at NYCC 2016

Artist Alley

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Power Rangers Movie Teaser Trailer (2017)

I grew up like all 90s kids watching the Power Rangers on television. While this movie looks nothing like the Power Rangers of old, it definitely is a new spin that caught my attention. Check out the newly released teaser trailer below!

SABAN’S POWER RANGERS follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.