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.

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