This is my blog about the different types of books I read, mainly mystery, myths, and magic, and what I thought of them. I hope you like them, too.

Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year

Hey guys. First off High School is a lot of work so I wont be able to post a lot but I'll try. So 2013 is coming very fast and I just wanted to take this time to say Happy New Year. I'm looking forward to it I hope you guys are. Have a great year.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Horrid Henry and the Monster movie

Hi guys! Okay so this post was meant to go out on Halloween but since I'm a Jersey girl my power was knocked out by sandy. So I wanted to talk about this great kids book called Horrid Henry and the Monster Movie by Francesca Simon. So Horrid Henry is this awesome little kid who is always getting into trouble. In this particular story Henry has been waiting forever to see a new horror movie called "The Vampire Zombie Werewolf". So he goes over to his friends to watch it and realizes it isn't scary at all because it's more like a gushy romance movie. Then him and his brother Perfect Peter try to make a better monster movie than Moody Margret and Sour Susan. Each chapter is a new story which is great because it makes it easier for little kids (i.e my little brother) to listen to. Okay so this book is great for a lot of reasons. One thing would be that it's made for younger children yet was able to keep my attention while I read it to SuperPig (my little brother who by the way chose this nickname). Also I loved how the horrible scary movie turned out to be something like twilight (and just in case you twihards are wondering yes I will be seeing the movie next week and I will review it.) All the characters in the book are very likable and clever, and relate-able, especially to little boys. The book is at a third grade reading level but you can read it to any age and have them still enjoy it. Alright that's all for now I definitely recommend getting this book especially if you know any little trouble makers like Henry!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

IRON MAN 3 FIRST TRAILER RELEASED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay so you guys know about my love for Percy Jackson. But what you don't know it that I have an equal obsession with THE AVENGERS particularly IRON MAN (A.K.A Robert Downy Jr.!!!!) So the other day the trailer for iron man 3 came out, and words can not describe my excitement.

Monday, October 1, 2012

MARK OF ATHENA TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!(Neuro Drinks+Asher Monroe)

Hey Peeps! lotsssssssssss to talk about but I have a bio test tomorrow so posting will have to wait! But i just HAD to take a second to inform you all that MARK OF ATHENA comes out tomorrow!!!!!!!!!! I am posting today because I will be too busy reading to post tomorrow :-) 
Did anyone else watch the amazing season premier of Once Upon a Time??? It was AMAZING! Until my next post check out the guy called Asher Monroe. I love his music but a lot of people don't notice him. He obviously sold his sole to Neuro Drinks because they are all over his music videos. Honestly I think it's creepy that these drinks control your emotions so I'm definitely not trying it but if you have ever had one; Do they work????? Post in the comments section :-)
Lol sorry it's not a video....
Here With You :-)
Asher Monroe

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Secret Letters

I have returned! Okay so I know I promised to review my school required reading but I decided to do one big post on them! So as soon as I finish the last one I'll review them. Now about a month ago I picked up the  book called Secret Letters by Leah Scheier. Now when i saw this in the store I read the word Sherlock Holmes, and immediately had to get it! When I brought it home and read the inside cover I was pretty disappointed to see Sherlock Holmes isn't in the story. But I'll get to that in a second. The book is about Dora, who goes to London with her cousin to find help for the great Sherlock Holmes. When she arrives in London and learns that Sherlock Holmes is dead she seeks the help of Peter Cartright. Dora somehow mixes herself into another case Peter is working on and ends up going under cover to try and find the Lady Rose, who has gone missing. Okay so I'm going to start off by talking about the cover. The Back of the book has a small summery of the book which says "And the reason that I had been waiting years to meet [Sherlock Holmes]? Well, that was the greatest secret of all." When I read that I was immediately sold on the book. The problem is that she tells you the "greatest secret of all" on the inside cover when she says "Dora dreams of escaping her aristocratic life to solve  mysteries alongside Sherlock Holmes, who just might be her biological Father." Now that she has told us the "Greatest secret of all" she kinda killed all the suspense in the book. That beside I really did enjoy this book! The book had incredible characters and a plot unlike any book I have ever read! The book could get a little dark but Scheier wrote it in a way that didn't make you walk away feeling depressed. My one complaint is that she kinda did the unthinkable, she killed Sherlock Holmes! It's just something you don't do. But she sorta kinda makes up for it when by continuing his legacy through Dora. So anyway I DEFINITELY recommend it! Although the book it's self wasn't very suspenseful or shocking the ending left me gaping at the page! If there isn't a sequel I'm going to die! So read it and tell me what you think in the comments or tell me how you feel about the untimely end to Sherlock Holmes!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


hey everyone! I just updated some things on my movie page! Did Annabeth's actor dye her hair blonde for the movie?!?!?!?! Also don't forget to check out the Anastasia Forever page for updates on everything Joy Preble! What's coming up? Well I am procrastinating my homework so I started reading a new book that is AMAZING! I also got a really cool book for my Birthday called the Goddess Test, which was signed by the author. Reviews to come, until then check out my pages and stay tuned!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mystery,Myths, and Murder: Ripper

Dear Boss,
Aren't M words fun?? Endless possibilities!! So yes, I have found another book about one of the very first serial killers. Now, before I review the book RIPPER,  I HIGHLY suggest you read my review for The Name of the Star (<<<<<<link here), another book about Jack the Ripper including an amazing modern day paranormal twist. I will be comparing these two books but I'll get to that later. For now, Stephan Petrucha's book, Ripper
Okay, so right off the back of the book I new what the ending was. Now I won't say what I knew, but I think the front and back covers were poorly done. Don't get me wrong- I think the picture on the front is very cool- it's the words. Like how it says, "You thought you knew him, you were dead wrong." So, I don't want to sound stupid, but who is he talking about? My first guess was J.T.R, but isn't the whole point that no one really knows who Jack the Ripper is? The problem is it can't be about any other characters because they are all new to us,  ergo we can't "think we know them." Then I flipped over the book and knew the ending immediately. Then I read the inside cover and proved my theory. 

Also, he wrote very...funny. For one thing, he had very little description for characters, and almost too much description for certain places. He is mainly a writer for graphic novels so there is no description needed. I was just disappointed because I honestly don't know a ton about 1890's New York, like how they dress or the type of technology they had. I honestly loved the characters! You had the classic hero Carver, who wanted more than anything to become a detective, searching for his biological father. The strong willed intelligent junior reporter, Delia, who helps Carver in his search. And then you have   Mr. Hawking. He is kind of Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe, and an entire mental institution all wrapped up into one interestingly odd detective. I will be honest; at first what was supposed to be this cool "Sherlock Holmes gone rogue" character just came off as...weird. Now as the book progressed, he sort of grew on me and added interesting twists to the story. What I loved about this book is that unlike most Saucy Jack  stories this one takes place in NEW YORK which is where they believe the Whitechapel Killer hopped over to after he was finished with Mary Jane Kelly

The book is about Carver Young, an orphan in search of his biological father, who is adopted by a famous retired detective named Albert Hawking. In his search he somehow gets mixed into an investigation of a train of murders in New York, and you won't believe who the man behind those killings is (did the title give it away?). My opinion of the book definately changed while reading. So while one chapter I was really enjoying it, the next I was hating it, and then the next I was rolling my eyes. The book did have a twist at the end but honestly it wasn't a very good one. I thought that was going to happen by the middle of the book, then discarded the theory because it didn't make sense. You know how in Scooby Doo they will pull off the monster mask to reveal the person, then pull off another mask to reveal another person. That's kinda how this ended. There were some other things that didn't make sense about his disguise but if I tell you you'll know who it is.

Okay so all that being said I did enjoy the story. It has a couple  of cool characters like Carver and Delia, and an exciting plot. The author has a unique view on Sherlock Holmes. I liked what he said "Doyle is the genius." Which I never really thought about but now that I do he is sooo right. Throughout the book Carver came across some incredible gadgets, and peculiar characters. What I didn't realize is that a lot of what was in the book was true!! Like the Midnight Band of Mercy,  who were a group of people in the late 1800's who would collect cats from the street and kill them. 

The Name of The Star v. Ripper
If' you are like me and love reading murder mysteries, then I highly suggest reading both of these! They are pretty much exact opposites. Both of these books were pretty creepy but what was cool is that they both focused on different aspects of the killings. Ripper's creepy-ness mainly came from the actual killer. Carver always felt like he was being followed so the book had a lot of suspense. J.T.R would leave the bodies in ironic or noticeable places, which showed how much of a game it was to him, making him not only creepy but also psychotic. On the other hand, The Name of the Star focused on the actual killings. The suspense came from wondering who would be the next victim of the new J.T.R. As you learn throughout the book (The Name of the Star) they aren't normal killings, which opens up a whole new possibility for the killer. Ripper took place in the 1890's in New York, and The Name of the Star takes place in England present day. Also The Name of the Star mainly talks about the "From Hell" letter and Ripper talks about the "Dear Boss Letters". Two completely different stories about the same event! I just find that really cool.  

Okay to sum up this very large post I did enjoy the book, I was just kinda disappointed by certain details.
I definately recommend reading this book! Probably middle school and up depending on the reader. It is fairly creepy but not  SUPER creepy or gruesome. If you read both books post in the comments and tell me what you think. Please Comment & Subscribe!

Yours Truly
P.s-Sorry I know I accidentally posted it before I was finished.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

What’s Love Got to Do with It?: The Anne/Ethan Romance

Hi again everyone! Today, not only did I give you guys a deleted scene from the AMAZING series known as DREAMING ANASTASIA, but now I also have a guest post from the one and only JOY PREBLE! Enjoy this inside scoop of whats really going on with Anne+Ethan!!!

What’s Love Got to Do with It?: The Anne/Ethan Romance

Joy Preble

Joy Preble
The guiding force of the DREAMING ANASTASIA series is the relationship between
Anne and Ethan. Anne knows from the second she catches blue-eyed Ethan stalking
her at the ballet that there is just something about him. And in fact, he proceeds to
turn her life upside and sideways because it is Ethan who peels back Anne’s normal
world and reveals a world of Russian fairy tales brought to life, of a hidden princess
and an illegitimate royal son driven by vengeance. When they touch – and I always
knew that their story would begin with a physical touch setting things in motion—
everything changes.

Anne is no longer just the girl who dances ballet and goes to school and mourns the
death of her brother to cancer. She is a girl with power to save a princess, power to
right ancient wrongs and ultimately, the power to break a curse that is holding her
birth grandmother captive. But power comes with a steep price. And when Anne
accepts Baba Yaga’s bargain so she can save Ethan in book 2, she steps into the
witch’s forest in a way she has up until then refused to do. Of course, I wanted her to
do this for love, even if she has trouble admitting that’s what it is.

This is problem for Anne and Ethan: they do not come easily to loving each other. Or
rather, Ethan comes easily to loving Anne, even if he feels that he does not deserve
her or a second chance at life. Which is exactly what she gives him when she rides
out of the witch’s forest with Anastasia, allowing Ethan to regain his mortality.
While Viktor yearns to live forever, Ethan wants only to have what he lost for a
cause that was never what he believed it to be: to live and die in the proper time.
That he has found the love of his life makes him both deliriously happy as well as
guilty as hell.

And Anne, well, she’s a smart girl. Even when she’s not, she has Tess watching
her back, making sure she sees things as they are. Anne sees loving Ethan as an
impossibility. He is too old even if he looks young. He has secrets and a long, long
past. She is only sixteen. And yet I think she loves him from the moment he tells her
his story. But she holds back; she is indecisive. In fact, these traits hurt her in all
aspects of her life. She has trouble committing. Ethan, on the other hand, is an all-in
kind of guy.

So what did I do to these two? I made them inhabit a reverse fairy tale. It is Anne
who ends up saving Ethan over and over. It is Anne who is the hero. And ultimately,
it is Ethan (no spoilers for book 3 quite yet) who needs redemption and forgiveness
before he and Anne can be together. A happily ever after, but hard won. And not
without suffering and sacrifice. This is after all, a Russian fairy tale. No one knows
endurance like the Russians.

And so it goes: Ethan and Anne, circling and circling love, each running from the
other, each doing the hero’s job. The question becomes, will they figure out that they
belong together before it’s too late?

Of course they will!

But with these two, love isn’t simple. I think that makes them equal parts of
smart and stupid. Not forbidden love. Not crazy love where the passion burns out
everything else—and I think we all need some of that in our lives.

When Anne and Ethan finally figure out that they belong together, it will be a love
that entwines them like two puzzle pieces, marveling at how perfectly and easily
they fit. And how foolish they were not to know it.


Hey guys! Below this paragraph is a deleted scene from the Dreaming Anastasia series. I've already read it and it's AMAZING, so read it then give me your opinion in the comments section!

Here is a bit of background on the scene from Joy:
“It occurs after Anne and Ethan have found Professor Olensky murdered in his office. They are desperately trying to figure out what to do and being chased by Viktor's henchman Dimitri. And my initial impulse was that I very much wanted them to share their first kiss on that El train platform. It felt like the perfect moment -- the classic 'everything is going crazy and this is the person I've been running from but really he's exactly the right person for me' passionate kiss... followed by danger looming and breaking them apart.”

And then, we’re alone.
The wind’s whipping our hair and Ethan’s still holding my hand, our fingers lacing together. Neither of us says a word. The wind swirls a piece of newspaper around on the track and a couple of pigeons peck at the platform across the tracks, looking for bits of food.
“I’m sorry,” Ethan says as a twenty-something guy wearing an unzipped grey hoodie over his green scrubs plops himself down on the bench across the tracks and the pigeons, startled, fly off to search for other crumbs. He lets go of my hand and thrusts both his hands in his jacket pockets.
“You’re right. It is your battle. Probably as much as it is mine.” He blows out a breath.
“We were all so certain after the assassination that at any moment we could find a way to fulfill the prophecy. Get Anastasia back. Restore the Romanovs to power through her. But we didn’t. Ten years passed, then another ten. Then – well, it’s easier than you think for the years to slip by. Each time I though I’d found the girl who could do this, it turned out I was wrong. And each time, I think I just slipped a little farther from the person I used to be. The person who was so clear of his purpose. I never gave up, but I think I stopped trying as hard.”
Ethan stops. Looks down the track for a bit. There’s no train in sight. Across the way, a tall girl in a denim mini and black leggings joins scrub suit guy on his bench. She’s bobbing along to whatever is playing in her headphones. Everywhere I look, it seems, the world is going on like normal. Except I know it’s not.
Ethan’s gaze holds mine, his blue eyes so tired and sad that I feel like crying except I think I’ve used up my quota of tears today. “If Viktor’s betrayed us,” Ethan says, “it’s because I let him. Because I just stopped paying attention. And that part, I do have to bear alone.”
I’m not sure what to say to him. In fact, I’m pretty sure this is one of those times where I probably don’t need to say anything. But he’s standing there in such pain that I start talking.
“We’ll find her, Ethan,” I say, even though I’m not at all sure that’s ever really going to happen. “I mean, you found me, didn’t you?”
And then we just stand there. The wind dies down for a bit, although I can tell from the clouds that it’s going to pick up again soon. Underneath my feet I can feel a slight vibration. Far down the track, our train is coming. Ethan steps closer to me. My heart beats harder: thump, thump, hop in my chest.
I study his face. Those blue eyes. That shaggy chestnut hair all tousled from the wind. 
He’s going to kiss me. And I guess it should be weird or whatever. But it’s not. It’s just me and him – and okay, the two strangers across the way – and all the other stuff just sort of drops away. Because when you’re going to kiss someone – really kiss someone – it’s got to be just about that and not anything else.
And then he does. Kiss me, I mean.
He bends down a little, cause he’s taller, and presses his lips to mine. And it’s way better than the kiss on the forehead. And way, way better than the dream kiss since this time he’s just kissing me, not trying to suck the life out of me. His lips are warm and full and sweet, and they feel good against mine.
So I kiss him back.
 “I almost lost you, too,” Ethan whispers against my lips. His breath tickles and little sparks tingle their way down my spine. “Here, I’ve just found you, and I almost lost you.” We kiss some more. I reach up and wrap my arms around his neck. I rest one hand on his shoulder – right where he’s got that lion tattoo etched into his skin.
In novels, you always read phrases like ‘they kissed and time stood still.’ And until now, I’ve always thought what a load of crap that was. Cause even when I was making out with Adam Greene, time was marching right along.
And maybe it’s because Adam was a sort of slurpy kisser. And that’s why my mind kept wandering to images of Buster lapping water from his dish. 
Or maybe he just wasn’t the right one.
But right now, time is still. And Ethan’s lips, and his hands that are resting against the small of my back, are filling my head so completely there’s no room for anything else.
But then our train pulls up to the platform. The doors open, and I let Ethan take my hand and lead me inside. We settle into our seats as the train gives a lurch and starts up again, headed downtown. I’m sitting next to the window. Ethan’s looking at me like I’d always hope someone who’d just kissed me would look at me.
And then he’s not. Looking at me, that is.
Because he’s looking out the window beyond me. Back over, I realize as I turn my head, to the staircase that leads up the platform we just left. Watching as the familiar figure of Dimitri rushes into view, just as the train picks up speed and carries us away.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer update!

Good-day bloggers and bookworms! Just checking in to say heyyyy. I have a book to review and I will...eventually. The books I have to read for summer homework is To Kill a Mocking Bird, A Separate Peace, and Of Mice and Men, The only one I'm looking forward to reading is To Kill a Mocking Bird. Now I have a detailed plan of how many pages I need to read in order to get all my work done with time to spare! This being said I will most likely slack off 99% of the summer and read the books a week before :-). Haha just kidding....sorta, ANYWAYS the next book I'll probably review will be The Vicious Deep. Ahhhh! I still have to review The Serpents Shadow don't I??? So much to do and so little time. They will be up soon BUT for now I am making a new page. It'll be called Anastasia Forever and I will re post the last A.F post, and any more to come! I took one of my graduation roses and put it in an empty Coca Cola bottle.
That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet as Coca Cola 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Anastasia Forever!!!! Special Preview!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited to be a part of the exclusive ANASTASIA FOREVER BLOG TOUR!  Only a lucky few have the chance to debut this trailer, and I’m beyond thrilled to see where Anne’s dreams lead her in the third and final installment of the DREAMING ANASTASIA Series.  Will she unlock the secrets of the past before they destroy her future?

Here’s the scoop on the DREAMING ANASTASIA Series!

There is so much to love about this series as Joy brilliantly blends Russian history, romance, magic and mythology into an enticing adventure.

In DREAMING ANASTASIA, Anne Michaelson begins to have unusual dreams and discovers that she is the only one who can save the daughter of the last tsar of Russia, Anastasia Romanov.  Believed to be dead by the world, Anastasia has been kept captive all these years by the Russian witch Baba Yaga, and only Ethan, a handsome and mysterious 18-year-old, can help Anne free Anastasia.  

Anne once again leaves behind her ordinary life in HAUNTED to join forces with the mysterious and gorgeous Ethan as the journey with the Romanov continues.  This time she is haunted by classic figures from Russian mythology, a rusalka, , a Russian folklore mermaid with a malevolent streak –  and a particular interest in Anne,  who tells her that Anastasia is still alive.  As she and Ethan team up, Anne’s search for the rusalka’s identity reveals deep and startling secrets - including the true source of Anne’s powers.

Now in ANASTASIA FOREVER, having survived Baba Yaga and the Rusalka, Anne finds herself bound by the witch to undertake a journey into past, present, and future that will determine her destiny - and that of everyone she loves.

Catch a preview of the danger, romance, and magic await Anne in this exciting glimpse ahead of ANASTASIA FOREVER by taking a look at a special sneak peak with the first three chapters here! Also check out the amazing trailer here!

ANASTASIA FOREVER comes out this August, be sure to look out for all things Anastasia at Joy’s website

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Plans 4 Summer

Summer, so close yet so far! I have only 8 days left until break, so that means I still have 5 days of work. This is the first year EVER when I have Summer homework :-(. Bad news for me...but good news for all of you viewers out there. It means all the books I'm required to read will be reviewed! Plus, since I don't have to go to school I will have way more time to read, review, and post! I have a couple books I still want to review but I wont have time until Summer because of finals.
Until then, comment & subscribe!!

The Serpents Sadow

In an incredible finally to the

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Invention of Hugo Cabret (book)

George Melies
Hi everyone! Today I'll be talking about another book that I read for class. We read  The Invention of Hugo Cabret  (by Brian Selznick) for the Enrichment Challenge Program while we were studying silent films (yes the same class where I had to describe the horror movie). It was INCREDIBLE! First of all the characters were lovable and some were even based off of real people!One character was even George Melies! Now since most of you probably are thinking "Who is that?!" I'll tell you! George Melies is one of the original directors of some of the very first movies! Some of his movies even inspires some works created today! For example pay close attention to the background of this Katy Perry set and you'll notice it is modeled after one of his movies called "A Trip to the Moon". Back to the story, Hugo works to re-build an automaton using the detailed pictures made by his father who died in a fire while working on the automaton. An orphan living in secret tunnels at a train station working to recreate the automaton and hopefully find a secret message sent to him by his father, Hugo looses his note book to a man who runs a toy booth. Will Hugo ever get his book back to unlock the secret of the automaton, and what is the secret behind the toy makers magic tricks? All this and more can be discovered in The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I truly enjoyed this book and although it may be scary looking with 500 somthin pages, the majority of this novel is PICTURES! I havn't seen the entire movie but when I do you can expect a review!

If you were to make an automaton, what would it do?
Post answer in comments!!

George Melies

Thursday, May 31, 2012


Hi readers! GREAT NEWS! The Mark of Athena chapter 1 has been released! BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!!! The first chapter by none other then ANNABETH CHASE! I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW EXCITED I AM! So any way the link is up there in blue^^^^^^^^^. So read it and tell me what you think!

Percy Jackson the Movie 2! Okay so even though there is no way possible your as excited as I am for the next movie, I'm sure you're all at least looking forward to it. Now I'm not going to lie, I didn't love the last one because it was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo far off from the book. This being said I am still going to see the movie as soon as it is released because even though the the characters were WAY off, I still <3 Logan Lerman. BUT, I'm very happy to say that they are getting a new director Thor Freudenthal (pic below). So I am hoping that it will be more accurate to the book. In other Movie news Leven Rambin who plays Glimmer in the Hunger Games is going to be Clarisse (daughter of Ares) in the Sea of Monsters. I don't know about you guys but I am SO excited about this. I think she is perfect actor to play her and I can not wait to see the movie!
<--Thor Freudenthal
<--Glimmer (Levin Rambin)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Horror Questions

Heyy readers! Okay so I have this project where I have to describe a horror movie I've seen. Since I haven't seen a horror movie and (honestly don't plan to in the near future) so I decided to do Edgar Allan Poe. I wanted to read one of his stories in which I haven't read. Decisions decisions! So anyway my question is "What's YOUR Fave Edgar Allan Poe Story?"   Never read his stories? Well then check out my review from 2011! Also, "What is your favorite scary story/movie/song/thing?" I like ghosts stories! Especially mysteries.

You can answer in the comments. :-)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Okay so I just finished reading a very peculiar book. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children written by Ransom Riggs is unlike any novel I have ever read. For starters it is written around old fashioned pictures. Ransom Riggs has a Peculiar hobby. Collecting "pictures of people [he doesn't] know."
Using some of these types of pictures he created this story. In this novel Jake grows up hearing about his grandpa's extraordinary adventures."There was a girl who could fly, a boy who had bees living inside him, and a brother and sister who could lift boulders over their heads". His stories were fascinating when Jake was a kid, but as he got older he realized that that was all they were, stories. Or at least so he thought. One day Jake went to visit his Grandfather, only to find that he had been attacked. By what, you may be wondering. Well wolves of course. That is, if you listen to what the police are saying. Following the jumble of instructions his grandpa said in his final breath, he travels in search of the answers. Maybe it's just the fables of a scarred old man who lived threw the worst of WWII, or maybe it really is something extraordinary. In order to find out then you will have to read this peculiar tale for your self! As for recommendations, I absolutely LOVED THIS STORY!! In the link above Ransom Riggs created a trailer for his book. In the link over there ---> he describes A Most Peculiar Trip. This book was a little bit on the creepy side and Amazon suggests it to 13 year old and up. I would say it's about right, give or take a year depending on the reader. Subscribe and comment! 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fairy Tale Poll

Heyy guys just wanted to let you allll know that I made a poll at the bottom of the home page about favorite FAIRY TALES! If none of the answers fit you post a comment here and I'll add it in!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror on the wall, what is the best movie of them all? I don't know about the best, but I did  recently see the movie Mirror Mirror. I liked the twists they took on the Snow White fairy tale! How the 7 dwarfs were thieves and how Snow White was not just a singing princess. I thought that the actors they chose for the characters were awsssomeee! It was a pretty funny movie, but also had a cool plot. The only thing I would say is that they rushed the Prince and Snow's relationship. They had a sword fight a dance and that was about it, they were in love. I gotta say, I haven't even seen the other Snow White movie (which by the way hasn't come out yet) but I have a feeling this one is going to be better. I love Kristen Stewart, but I just would not have cast her for SNOW WHITE. I heard this movie is getting bad ratings, and honestly that's exactly why I wanted to see it. What I will say is that it's definitely aimed towards the younger kids. It just had some things like in the sword fighting scene that were quirky and funny to kids but to the older people watching just left me thinking "really? is that necessary?" But I laughed through the whole movie and LOVED the incredible twist they put on the "mirror." I highly recommend you see it and then post what you think in comments. That's all for now. I will absolutely go see the next Snow White movie (Snow White and the Huntsmen) and compare them both, but until then don't take any apples from strangers!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Anastasia Forever Street Team

Hi everyone, a while ago I read the books Dreaming Anastasia and Haunted. I loved the books as you probably read in my review, and I can not wait for the 3rd book in the series to come out. Finally the release date for the next book Anastasia Forever has been revealed! August 1st is the expected release date for the third and final book in this magical trilogy. I have joined the Anastasia Forever Street Team run by the author of the series Joy Preble, and you should too! If you want to join the team or read my review click the links above.    

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter:-) and Grimm and Once Upon a Time (Oh my!)

HAPPY EASTER!!! I got the Brothers Grimm Fairytale collection! What did you get? Post in the comments :-)
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Going back to the Brothers Grimm I'm  going to do something i have never done before! Review a T.V show :-) First there is a show on NBC called Grimm. It is gory and creepy and pretty much the last thing in the world you'd expect me to watch. This being said, I absolutely love it! It's about Nick. When his aunt dies she tells him that he has to hunt down fairy tale creature. But these aren't any normal fairy tales! He i the only one who can stop them because he is from a long line of what "Grimms". Grimm are people who, like Nick, hunt down these evil creatures. It's on Friday at 9/8c. It's an awesome show, but another one I love is called Once Upon a Time at ABC. It's about a girl named Emma, and one day her son (who she gave up for adoption) comes her door. She decides to move near him to a place called StoryBrook (which isn't conspicous at all). But Henry (Emma's son) has some add theroies about the people of Storybrook. He thinks there are all charecters in his story book, but are trapped in this town by the evil witch! I looooovvvvveeee this show and waiting until Sunday at 8/7c is very hard to do! I know I get a lot of viewers from different countries, but I'm not sure if these shows air in places other than the US. But if you click the LInks below you can watch full episodes online and some extra stuff too. 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Name of the Star & Jack the Ripper

From Hell,
I have recently read the The Name of the Star (T.N.O.T.S) by Maureen Johnson. This book was incredible!!! Basically a girl named Rory moves to a boarding school in England. But the first day she get's there a copy cat Jack the Ripper begins murdering people in almost exactly the same way as the 1888 Jack the Ripper. So she goes to her boarding school and every thing is okay (well as okay as it can be during a "New and Improved Ripper-mania" with a serial killer on the loose.) until 9/30; the night of the 3rd and 4th murder. Rory and her roommate sneak out to see if the can catch a glimpse of the terror. When returning to their dorm Rory sees something; and even though her roommate was right there only Rory saw it. To find out how this is possible you'll have to read the book! Everyone knows how I am obsessed with PERCY JACKSON. Well if you asked what my favorite book is, I would say it's a tie between P.J & T.N.O.T.S!! Which for me is HUGE. My favorite part would probably be the suspense.
Jack the Ripper (for those of you who don't know) was pretty much one of the first serial killers. Back in 1888 it was hard for people to understand someone killing just to kill. But the worst part is that he got away. Modern day Ripperologists (I know what your thinking but "Ripperology" is a real thing) say they know who it is, and it is VERY possible they do! But they will never know for sure because all witnesses and evidence are long dead. gets better! Some people believe that the reason he stopped was that he actually didn't! He simple decided to let AMERICA in on the fun. In New York, 1891, a string brutal murders done in a similar manner as the Rippermania victims were killed began. A message to the chief was written on the wall that said "Okay catch me boss" which could have been linked to the "Dear Boss" letters believed to be sent by Jack the Ripper! 11 days passed after the first NY murder and by then they had 3 more victims but no killer. Since this is supposed to be a review of a book I'm going to stop my self there, but for more info click on the link above!

So anyways, the story takes place in modern day England and what people are scared of, besides the whole serial killer on the loose thing, is that they don't know if this new Saucy Jack will continue after 11/9 and if he does will the police ever be able to stop him. The one thing I have to say about this book was the alcohol. Its not that the main characters got drunk or anything, I just felt like they brought it up too much. I would recommend this book to only people 8th grade and up because it is about a serial killer. This book wasn't extremely creepy or gory but it did have it's moments. I was left gaping at the end until I learned (thankfully) that there WILL BE A SECOND BOOK!! This is the first book in the Shades of London series which was very nice so I will post more information on this if you only wate a whil longer. To conclude this very long post, this book was fantastically creepy and took a paranormal twist to a classic killing. What do you guys think happened to J.T.R? Post in the comment section of your theories!
Catch me when you Can Mishter Lusk

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Hunger Games Movie

Hi Everyone! On the second day it came out me and my friends went to go see the Hunger Games Movie! It was AMAZING! It was VERY CLOSE to the book. They did add in some behind the scenes stuff with the game makers which I loved!! The Only thing I will say is that i didn't particularly like their character portrayal. Like in the beginning the group who made an alliance were laughing while chasing Katniss, and I just though that it was more twisted than in the book. I also wished they played up Rue's flowers more though. I have to say though it was the best movie based off a book that I have ever seen! They showed districts 11's reaction after Rue's death which was probably my Favorite part of the movie! I also heard that they were splitting up the 3rd book into 2 movies, which I think is a good idea! But now for the important stuff..Peeta and Gale! Now I am of course team PEETA! What team are you on?? Post it in the comments section!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Heyyy people sorry it's been like forever!! But I'm back so you can expect updates this week and a review by next week...hopefully!!! 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

700 and 1000000

I officially have gotten 700 views on my blog! Thanks everyone who reads my book/movie blog! Please tell you friends and subscribe! Speaking of views, the Percy Jackson facebook page has gotten 1 Million views so he has released a deleted chapter from the first book! Click here to go to his facebook page and read the chapter!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Kindle

Hello people of the 21st century! It's 2012 and although we don't have flying cars or teliportation devices, we are so high tech now that paper is becoming obsolete! This year for Christmas I got a kindle and I love it. I have the First Generation Kindle which looks like this.

It's great because it doesn't look like a screen. It really looks like paper which makes it easy to read. What's really cool is that I can zoom in on pictures so that they take up the whole screen! The first book I read on it was The 39 Clues: A King's Ransom and since that book has several pictures it came in handy. I can hold tons of books on it and can buy almost any book with just the click of a button! Also, books that are in the public domain are FREE! I got Edgar Allan Poe, The Three Muskateers, and Sherlock Holmes all on my kindle for free. The only problem is I'm having trouble finding a case. If anyone knows where I can get one, then please post it in the comments :-)
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Monday, January 9, 2012

Academy 7

Hello everyone HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!! This officially the first post of 2012!! I'm reviewing a book today called Academy 7. This incredible syfy drama by Anne Osterlund was defiantly an enjoyable read. Although it was a little too dramatic for my taste. What I really enjoyed about this was that the syfy was really cool but NOT to far-fetched like some syfy stories can be. I loved the different characters personality and how their past fits into their present. Basically the story is about 2 people who, against all odds get into the best school in the galaxy. Together they need to let go of their pasts and move on to the future. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone under middle school because the violent descriptions.
That's all for now!