Hey everyone. I know I've been pretty MIA the last couple weeks or so. I've been working non-stop this weekend, and still going haha so I haven't really had the time to come on here. When I'm not working I'm catching up on my zzz's haha But I do have a handful of awesome stuff that maybe you'd like to check out!
I forgot about it last month, but I'll tell you guys what I've been watching this month: I finished How I Met Your Mother, I'm going to miss that show, season 5 of Rookie Blue, season 2 of Sailor Moon (yep I'm watching a kid show), season 2 of Life Unexpected, such a good show sadly it only lasted 2 seasons, I finished Freaks and Geeks, I was sad that was only one season!
Now on to the main attraction!
Eragon by: Christopher Paolini: The first book in the Inheritance Cycle is about a boy named Eragon who finds himself with a dragon, then has to leave his hometown as not to be seen with the dragon. When he finds out about who he is, and what he can do it’s up to him to live up to the name he has. A complete fantasy story filled with dragons, mystical creatures, and magic. It’s everything you thought fantasy could be combined into one novel. The novel is very action packed, and words aren’t wasted on useless things in the book. The author has made everything as descriptive as possible so the reader can visually see everything. It was a wonderfully crafted, and intense read, it’s definitely something worthy to check out.
X-Men Days of Future Past: The next film in the X Men series. This time the X Men send Wolverine to the past, 1973, to stop events from happening. It’s up to Wolverine to get this done in order to stop the super robots from destroying all the mutants. The film was really well produced and the actors did excellent job acting. The film was not only full of serious action scenes but a lot of comedy was worked into the plot. If you’ve seen the previous films, this film pretty much erases what happened in the past, leaving what comes next a complete and utter mystery. This leaves viewers wanting more and questioning what they just saw. It’s only another two years until it’s revealed what’s to come.
Tyler Hilton- Forget the Storm: A new riveting album from singer/songwriter Tyler Hilton. In his latest installment of songs he’s stepped up his game. This album is full of not only perfect, heart-melting lyrics, but also true heartfelt lyrics sung out with a bit of a country twang. For the not so country folks, it’s dipping your toes into country music. The album kicks off with Kicking My Heels, where Hilton is singing out his heartfelt lyrics. Next is Prince of Nothing Charming, which is the highlight of the whole album. It’s a slower song with true melt your heart lyrics. Accompanied with an acoustic guitar and you’re golden. Loaded Gun is an upbeat fun jam, though a little sexual, still fun non-the less. And no country, or on the verge of being a country album can go without having the name Jesus in one of the songs. The album ends on a song called Hey Jesus where Hilton’s lyrics are more of a prayer accompanied with a guitar. Overall, the album is truly sweet and worth taking a listen to because you never know what you can fall in love with.
Dark Flame by: Alyson Noel: The fourth book in the immortals series. In this novel, since Ever and her boyfriend, Damen, have been cursed, Ever tries really hard to get the antidote to release them of it. Only everything she tries seems to backfire on her, even when things look like they’re going to get better. This novel’s plotline was a lot better than the first three books in the series. It wasn’t as cheesy, and predictable, it was actually well thought out, and the reader didn’t see the ending coming, it was very surprising. If you make it to the fourth book, then you’re in for a treat because it’s well worth the wait to get to!
Night Star by: Alyson Noel: The fifth book in the immortal series. Continuing where we left off in the previous book, Ever is still out searching for the antidote to break the curse that has been put on her and her boyfriend Damen. She’s this close to getting it when things go horribly, horribly wrong, and whole turn of events happens. The whole novel was a big catfight between Ever and her best friend Haven, who after being turned into an immortal, has just turned into a bitch. This novel was a little on the boring side, and a tad bit predictable as to where the end of the catfight would lead. The novel is left on a cliffhanger making readers wait for the last novel in the series, where we’ll find out how this series ends. Stay tuned!
Everlasting by: Alyson Noel: The final book in the immortal series. That antidote that Ever and Damen have been looking for all along turns up, only when they realize it’s not the answer they’re looking for. The novel is spent on a journey that Ever must take to help not only an immortal, but to help her realize what she truly wants. As much as it is the last book, the way the author wrote it, it just felt like the end of a chapter in these characters lives and that they’d be back again. The novel didn’t feel like an ending. As well the novel went through a plot twist, so to say, where halfway through a new story takes place about Ever and Damen in another lifetime. It’s a little jarring for the reader to just jump into that story. Overall, it was quiet a cheesy series, though it did have it’s good plots, as well as it’s predictable ones, but if you’re into the supernatural, it could be your new favourite book.
The Lego Movie: When the Lego Universe is in danger of being glued together forever, it is up to one guy to save them all. A prophecy is set to help find this guy, and once they do, they realize that he may not be the guy at all. Though he does help them get through all the different Lego Lands and to try and defeat the evil Lord Business. It’s a movie of triumph and perseverance to get the bad guy, and try to break molds. The moral of the story was to try and get people to break out of their molds and let people build what they want, instead of sticking to the instructions. Though the ending was a little odd, the rest of the movie was action packed, and filled with great dialogue. Overall, a creative movie that included all sorts of different Lego sets to bring a great meaning to life. The film was well done!
Nick Santino- Big Skies: The second album from Nick Santino, the ex lead singer of A Rocket to the Moon. On this album there is a collect of songs that are catchy, and bluesy, and not too country unlike his first solo record. The album starts off with Bad Taste a bluesy song where he’s singing about love, and where it went. Can’t Say I Miss You sounds like it should be a on a Rocket to the Moon record, it sounds like classic ARTM. Jackson Browne is a slower tempo song where Santino is recalling his memories about listening to Jackson Browne’s music with a girl. Keep on Going is a road trip kinda song; it’s got this country swagger that keeps you listening. It Is What It Is, is a complete country bash complete with a fiddle, which might turn listeners off if you’re not a country fan, but Santino pulls it off well in this album because it fits in nicely on the album. Have a Little Faith in Me sounds like the Bryan Adams song Let’s Make a Night to Remember, but it’s not a complete copy since the lyrics are completely different. Long Way Home is the “it” song on the album, which has guest vocals John O’Callaghan, from the Maine, that brings the song to life. It’s catchy, and makes the listener sing along. This song has a bluesy feel to it as well in the guitar solo. The album ends on She Don’t Miss Me, a slow, ghostly sounding song that just leaves the listener feeling hallow and alone. The last song works magic by the power of Santino’s vocals and acoustic guitar. Overall, it’s a great collection of songs that work their way into the listener’s heart.
City of Heavenly Fire by: Cassandra Clare: The last and final book in the Mortal Instruments series, and it’s action packed. The Dark War that is run by Sebastian Morgenstern, Valentine’s son, has arrived and it up to the Shadowhunters who haven’t been turned into the Endarkened by Sebastian to stop it. From start to finish action is happening throughout the book. Characters lives take turns that readers don’t see coming, but in the end it’s all worth it. A new realm is introduced, the demon realm where new characters are introduced. A lot of new characters have been introduced in this book, but not to fear, Clare is writing a new series about these new characters for readers to fall in love with. As much as the characters here are loved, it’s time to say goodbye, and Clare did a good job of tying all the loose ends together, she even tied in her series, the prequel to these books, the Infernal Devices in this book making it an extra ordinary finish. Overall, a well crafted series, with well-rounded characters that readers will always love.
Fated by: Alyson Noel: The first book in the Soul Seekers series. Here we meet our characters, some are loveable, and some you learn to love to hate. The main character Daire thinks she’s just an ordinary girl, when she starts to see things. She tries really hard to run away from it all, but when her long lost grandmother comes to her to teach her the ways of being a Seeker, it is up to her to set the souls of Enchantment free. The novel had a good plot line that kept the reader reading, it was full of suspense of what is Daire and is she going to do what she needs to, to save her grandmother. This novel hints to things that will happen in the next, so the story is far from being over. A new fight is to be fought between two twins, an evil one, and a good one. But for now good has won. Overall, it was a great first novel into what the series is about.
22 Jump Street: The duo is back for an insane ride. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill’s characters have to go undercover yet again as he brother duo, Brad and Doug for round two, busting drugs. This time around they go to college where things aren’t the same as they were in high school. From the very first scene to the very last one the film kept you laughing non stop. The acting was on point as well as the dialogue between characters. The character dynamics even developed not just from this movie to the previous one, but from the beginning of this film to the end. There was never a dull moment because something was always happening. If you’re a fan of the slapstick comedy then you need to get yourself to see this film, it’s better than the first!
Echo by: Alyson Noel: The second book in the Soul Seekers series. It’s still a fight between good and evil. The evil twin verses the good one. Daire and Dace are trying to break what the prophecy said would come true because one of them must die in order for it to come true, and those two love birds don’t want that to happen. It ends in both going after Cade, the evil twin, but who wins it’s a mystery since it’s left on a cliffhanger. This novel gives the perspective of not only Daire, but Dace too. That gave the novel some depth, and added to the plotline so the reader knew what was going on in each person’s head. The plot overall was well thought out, it wasn’t boring, but you can tell the author is stretching it out for another book by leaving it at a cliffhanger. The characters are believable and well rounded, and that’s what makes some of them incredibly annoying, or extremely predictable. Overall, it was a good second novel.
Well that's all for me this month! What have you guys been reading, watching, and listening to? :)