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ReMade S2E1 - Patch Job - Mini Episode Breakdown

This is the 1st episode in the second season of ReMade, a 14-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode was written by Andrea Phillips. You live. You love. You die. Now RUN. A figure from the group’s past reappears, bringing up some serious questions about their remade lives. Is anything they thought they knew true? Can caretakers ever be good? And, most important, who can they trust? One moment proved fateful for a group of teenagers—and not just because it’s the moment they all happened to die. At the moment of their deaths, they were snatched forward into the future and remade in a world they hardly recognize. Now, after facing murderous robots and an unpredictable environment, the teens have begun to find their footing. But can they survive long enough to figure out why they were remade? And will they ever be able to stop running? Mini Episode Breakdown  Nothing much happens... I mean we do get to see that Jing-Wei isn't dead and that she can somehow talk to the ca

Waiting on Wednesday

Expected publication: December 26th 2017 by HarperTeen Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been able to manage her mother’s growing issues with anxiety. And now she’s been rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart.” So when she gets another opportunity to show her paintings Abby isn’t going to take any chances. Which is where the list comes in. Abby gives herself one month to do ten things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger’s story (#5) to fall in love (#8). She knows that if she can complete the list she’ll become the kind of artist she’s always dreamed of being. But as the deadline approaches, Abby realizes that getting through the list isn’t as straightforward as it seems… and that maybe—just maybe—she can’t change her art if she isn’t first willing to change herself. This is the first in a set of three standalone books

Yoga for the Creative Soul - ARC Review

Get in touch with your true spirit and explore the deeper aspects of your creative self with yoga. This book combines expressive arts and yoga therapy exercises to guide you on your journey of creating a joyous life. Discover how to bring color, movement, and melody into everyday moments with the five paths to self-realization: Karma, Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, and Tantra. Through meditation and relaxation, words and images seem to arise of their own accord, offering deep insight into the hidden soul and inner landscape. Yoga for the Creative Soul shows you how to manifest your dreams and create change in your community and the world. ARC Breakdown  Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review* So I'm just getting into Yoga.... and I do mean like basic as basic can get. That being said, I found some really cool stuff in this book. Some things that will actually be useful. Lots of things in here feel like too much for me so if you're more experie

Music Monday - Reputation

Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren over at  Always Me . The point of this meme is every Monday you share two of your favorite songs from the past week. So here are the songs I've been listening to this week.  Okay, so I've actually been listening to Taylor Swift's new album over and over again. It's my favorite album from her ever. I love every single song. That never happens to me! There is always a song or two that I never really like from every single album ever but not this one. Every song is perfection and so just so good. Of course I love some more then others but I don't even skip any of them. Favorite Lyrics  But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time Favorite Lyrics My castle crumbled overnight I brought a knife to a gunfight They took the crown, but it's alright All the liars are calling me one Nobody's heard from me for months I'm doin' better than I ever was

My Top 10 Vampires

So I'm a vampire lover. Anything at all to do with vampires will grab my attention instantly. I've seen movies, video games, books, and other media all about the best supernatural creatures ever. The creatures of the night. So I wanted to share some of my favorites with you today. Not all of these come from books, just my favorite vampires in general. Here we go! 10) Serana - Skyrim She's badass! She is powerful, smart, and loyal. She's been through some hard times and yet she is still feminine and so damn awesome. I totally married her in the game. 9) Damon - The Vampire Diaries  I love me a good anti-hero and Damon fits that perfectly.  8) Rayne - BloodRayne She's half human, half vampire with a soft side for humans. She's freaking cool as can be.  7) Angel - Buffy the Vampire Slayer  I love Spike too but I don't know... there's just something about Angel like I like more. 6) Selena - Underworld She is sexy and independent. I love how much her characte

The Traitor's Kiss - Review

An obstinate girl who will not be married. A soldier desperate to prove himself. A kingdom on the brink of war. With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady―which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls―and on the soldiers escorting them. As the girls' military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust―and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.   Book Breakdown  Okay so first of all, I found nothing wrong with this book that some people have stated is wrong with it. My problems with this book come from how many questions are unanswered and how bad the world building was. Not to mention

The Distance Between Us - Review

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop. So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company. She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about

50/50 Friday - Book That Left You Hungry For More/Satisfied

This meme is hosted by myself and the wonderful Laura from  Blue Eye Books . What is 50/50 Friday?  Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. Topic for the Week Book That Left You Hungry For More/Satisfied More often then not, if I love a book/series. I'm never satisfied by the ending because I want more. Even if it's just boring stuff. I've fallen so love with the characters that I never want it to end. So I could list any of my favorite series under Hunger for More. There are a few series that I think ended well enough that I was fine with letting the characters go.  Satisfied Endings Hungry for More Topic For Next Week Favorite/Least Favorite Book Read in November

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that all of my American friends are going to have a great day filled with family, love, laughter and food. You cannot forget the food!!!

Waiting on Wednesday

Expected publication: December 19th 2017 Courage means rising up to defend your beliefs... or daring to question them. Erin McIntyre was captivating, but forbidden His professional subordinate The embodiment of unearned privilege The daughter of his sworn enemy Isaac Maat was impossible to read Smart, ambitious, and emotionally detached Hotter than anyone's boss should ever be And definitely hiding something... He told himself that getting to know her would help him take down her father. She told herself that getting under his skin would distract her wrecked heart from its misery. Neither predicted their private war would lead to an intimate battle in which the victor would be the first one to SURRENDER.

5 Books Coming in December I Can't Wait to Read!

My hours increased at work so I will be bale able to start buying books again and that got me actually looking to see what's coming out next month. I found five books that I can't wait to get my hands on. Let me share them with you. 5) Brave Expected publication: December 19th 2017 4) Nox: A Royal Protector Academy Novel  Expected publication: December 15th 2017  3) Brave  Expected publication: December 11th 2017 2) Love, Life and the List Expected publication: December 26th 2017  1) Undone Expected publication: December 5th 2017

2 Mini Reviews - Faerie's Ring & The Fill-In Boyfriend

A fallen demon invades Lara Clint’s beloved city of Sedona and a strange voice calls for her to awaken to her destiny. A demon catcher, she is summoned to capture and reignite the flame of the iris, stolen by the son of Vobris, God of Light. Ironically, her own secret binds her to the demon. Rafe Avery, a sidhe warrior and protector of dreams, is challenged to remove the black rose of darkness and help the one chosen to replace the white iris. Time has run out. The gates of Elysium and the magic portals will close to humankind, leaving them to the mercy and control of the revenge-seeking demon. A hot attraction ignites between the human and fae as they struggle to accomplish their goals. Lara’s secret threatens to destroy all their lives. Is Rafe’s love strong enough to break evil bonds and bring the darkness to justice? Mini Book Breakdown  I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  I've been looking for a good paranormal romance and I was so happy when I found this o

50/50 Friday - Book You Were Early/Late to the Party in Reading

This meme is hosted by myself and the wonderful Laura from  Blue Eye Books . What is 50/50 Friday?  Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. Topic for the Week Book You Were Early/Late to the Party in Reading Late to the Party I've been late to the party so many times. Like with Twilight, Throne of Glass, Game of Thrones, The Lunar Chronicles and Outlander are just a few off the top of my head.    Early to the Party I've been early for a few books as well. Divergent. Vampire Academy. A Court of Thrones and Roses. Topic for Next Week Book That Left You Hungry For More/Satisfied

2 Mini Reviews - Indecent & The Mistake

Shy, introverted Imogene Abney has always been fascinated by the elite world of prep schools, having secretly longed to attend one since she was a girl in Buffalo, New York. So, shortly after her college graduation, when she’s offered a teaching position at the Vandenberg School for Boys, an all-boys prep school in Westchester, New York, she immediately accepts, despite having little teaching experience—and very little experience with boys.  When Imogene meets handsome, popular Adam Kipling a few weeks into her tenure there, a student who exudes charm and status and ease, she's immediately drawn to him. Who is this boy who flirts with her without fear of being caught? Who is this boy who seems immune to consequences and worry; a boy for whom the world will always provide? As an obsessive, illicit affair begins between them, Imogene is so lost in the haze of first love that she's unable to recognize the danger she's in. The danger of losing her job. The danger of losing hers