9/30/19

The Darkdeep

The Darkdeep The Darkdeep by Ally Condie

 Goodreads review

Authors:  Ally Condie & Brendan Reichs

Genre: spectacular fiction, Mystery, Secret Society

Age: MG

POV: 3rd person, alter between Nico and Opal

Summary: Still Cove is off limits for there are sighting and legends that tell of the beast that stalks in the mist. When a bully incident sends Nico and his friends in to Still Cove. They uncover a mysterious island where they stumble upon a house bout and something that larks in the dark and deep below.

September wrap-up 2019


Books: 2

Ebooks: 3

Audio book: 1

Total: 6


5 stars Book of the mouth:

Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportion


I like the movie slightly more then the book. It is a pretty good book. about a son trying to pace together who his father was as a person.

9/28/19

The Clan of the Cave Bear

The Clan of the Cave Bear The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

 Non-spoiler reviews

Author:  Jean M. Auel

Series: Earth Children 

Genre: Historical fiction

Age: Older YA, Adult

POV: 3rd person

Content Info
: there is a rape scene near the end. There is tension between Ayla and this one characters that you know ahead of time that something bad is going to happen.

Summary: A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. As Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza's way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. 

9/27/19

Corpse Bride movie review

Corpse Bride PosterGenre: Musical, Claymation, family

Rated: PG

Year of Release: 2005

Director: Tim Burton

Summary: When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

Review:  I have forgotten that this is a musical. I remember there being like one song in it but, it has at least five. I like the art style. The color scheme is filled with blues and greys giving it a gothic apparent. The movie felt rather short. I see it a few times but, never from beginning to end. Corpse Bride is a good family film. I prefer this over A Nightmare Before Christmas which is a long story way...okay I was a little kid when I saw it and, it scares me.

I might as well say how underappreciated stop motion is. I know I'm going to rant about this evenly. In one of my TTT posts about my ten favorite animation movies, the first five are stop motion. Stop motion/ Claymation movies come out every few years and, they range from a few that are averages, some good, and some great.

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9/26/19

Welsh Legends and Folk-Tales

Author: Gwyn Jones

Summary: A collations of stories from Welsh legends and folk lore. Retold from the Mabinogion.

How I find this book: Years ago I was at a library book sale. There a hallway with tables of books leading to a bigger room with more tables of books.

I was looking at the books in the hallway and notice there were boxes of books underneath the tables. So I got a big empty box, set down and started to dig through the boxes below the tables. After my box was fill I got up and saw that everyone was digging through the boxes below the tables as well.

Upon seeing me they much have been thinking along the lines of:

Some person: that kid got the right idea. I going to copy her before she gets all the good books.

Me: Well guess what? I got all the good books. It’s how I end up with this amazing book: Welsh Legends and Folk Tales.

9/25/19

Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions

Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace

Non-spoiler review

Author: Daniel Wallace

Genre: Magic Realism, Contemporary

Age: YA, Adult

POV: 1st person – told from the son William view.

Summary: In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. He could outrun anybody. He 
never missed a day of school. He saved lives and tamed giants. Animals loved him, people loved him, and he know more jokes any man alive. At least that what he told his son, William. But now Edward Bloom is dying, and his son wants to know the truth about his father. Through little facts he knows, William re-creates Edward’s life in a series of legends and myth in order to get to the very truth of who his father was. 
“You’re not necessarily supposed to believe it…You’re just supposed to believe in it.”
― Daniel Wallace, Big Fish

9/24/19

TTT #23 Book on my Fall TBR.

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is Book on my Fall TBR.

I'm back! I never really left, it just been awhile since I did a TTT post.  

I been living the collage life, studying all day and party all night. Garr… Okay here my fall TBR that is half the books I brought to collage. 

I normally don't like doing TBRs because, I usually have a lot of books to choose from. With a limit among of books now, I'm more likely to stick to my TBR. 

1. Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower #2) 

Author: Stephen King

The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, #2)

It been awhile since I read the first book but, I'm not going back and rereading it. Too many flashback within flashback. 

9/23/19

Tunnels of Blood: Cirque Du Freak #3:

Cirque Du Freak #3: Tunnels of Blood: Book 3 in the Saga of Darren Shan Cirque Du Freak #3: Tunnels of Blood: Book 3 in the Saga of Darren Shan

by Darren Shan

Non-spoilers review

Author: Darren Shan


Genre: Paranormal

Age: Upper MG

POV: 1st person

Summary: Mr. Crepsely decides to leave town, taking Darren and Evra with him. After stay for a while in the city, Darren and Evra become suspicious of Mr. Crepsely. Going out at night and not tell them what he is doing.

9/20/19

Book vs. Movie: The Vampire's Assistant




Review of the book and movie are on my blog.


Categories
Book
Movie
Title
The first book is called a living Nightmare.
Use the title of the second book.
I guessing it fit the vampire theme.
Storyline
The first book is about Darren and his friend going to the freak show and how Darren becomes a vampire’s assistant.
The movie follows the first book closely. Has the setting of the second book and some plot points that come later in the series.
Characters
The characters are pretty must the same.
Debbie is not one of the freaks and is describe having dark skin.
In the movie is feel like the characters crack more witty then in the book.
Debbie has a monkey tail and her personality has been altered.  



Winner: The Book. 

The movie has so much potential. There great acting, great chromatography, and good CGI. I have mention in my movie review that the pasting was off. The book takes it time shaping the world and characters and that does not translate well to a movie.

 It seems like the producers see their potential, with that gain conference that the movie will good enough for a squal.

If you want watch this and see for yourself then go ahead, it on Netflix. Its entertaining and will get a few laughs out of it. 

Maybe they will remake it into a TV series. 

9/18/19

The Vampire's Assistant Cirque Du Freak #2

The Vampire's Assistant The Vampire's Assistant by Darren Shan

Non-spoiler review  




Author: Darren Shan

Series: Cirque Du Freak, book two

Genre: Paranormal

Age: Older MG

POV: 1st person

Summary: Darren Shan was just an ordinary schoolboy until his visit to the Cirque du Freak. Now, as he struggles with his new life as a vampire's assistant, he tries desperately to resist the one temptation that sickens him, the only thing that can keep him alive. But destiny is calling. The Wolf Man is waiting.

9/17/19

Ready or Not movie review

Ready or Not PosterGenre: Horror, comedy

Rated: R - languages, gore

Year of Release: 2019

Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Summary:  A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game of hide and seek.

9/16/19

The Cabinet of Dr Calgari movie review

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Poster
Genre: German Expressionism, early horror film

Rated: Not rated

Year of Release: 1920

Director: Robert Wiene

Summary: Plunge into a world of shadows and nightmares where a mad doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetrate a series of murders in a small community

Review: This movie is creepy, even for today standers. The Cabinet of Dr Caigari is the film that start it the German Expressionism in Germany between WW1 and WW2. Reflexing the state of Germany after it lost World War one.

9/14/19

Autumn Book Tag


I find this tag from A Great Read and the ordinal tag came from Jenniely.

Hot Chocolate -  What your comfort read? 


The Cat Who...Mysteries by Lillian Brun. 

9/9/19

Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Genre: Paranormal, steampunk, fantasy

Age: YA

POV: 3rd person


Summary: Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them

9/7/19

Memento movie review

Memento PosterGenre: Action, Thriller

Rated: R - language

Director: Christopher Nolan

Summary: Memento chronicles two separate stories of Leonard, an ex-insurance investigator who can no longer build new memories, as he attempts to find the murderer of his wife, which is the last thing he remembers. One story line moves forward in time while the other tells the story backwards revealing more each time.

9/2/19

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint

Non-spoiler review

Author: Charles De Lint

Illustrator: Charles Vess

Genre: fantasy, magic realism

Age: MG

POV: 3rd person

Summary: Lillian spins her summer days exploring the Tingle woods. When she got bit by a snake the cats of the forest turn Lillian in to a kitten. Setting off on a quest to turn herself back into a girl.

9/1/19

Secrets of Selkie Bay

Secrets of Selkie Bay Secrets of Selkie Bay by Shelley Moore Thomas

Genre: Magic realism

Age: MG

POV: 1st person

Summary: In their present-day tourist trap of an Irish seaside town, famed for its supposed involvement with selkies in the past, three sisters are faced with the sudden disappearance of their mother. Crushed by the loss, their father is struggling to carry on. To make matters worse, there are rumors afloat in the village that their mother herself is a selkie who has now shed her human form and gone back to sea.