Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 directed by: Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth IMDB: 7.1 Rotten Tomatoes: 66% Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and […]

Movie Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction

 Transformers: Age of Extinction directed by Michael Bay   Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor IMDB: 6.4  Rotten Tomatoes: 17%  A mechanic and his family join the Autobots as they are targeted by a bounty hunter from another world.       Once again, I saw this opening weekend with my boyfriend—let’s just say we […]

Book Review: Seraphina

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman Publisher: Random House Books Published: July 10, 2012 Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary […]

Movie Review: Brick Mansions

 Brick Mansions directed by: Camille Delamerre Starring: Paul Walker, David Belle and RZA IMDB: 6.5 Rotten Tomatoes: 28% An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that’s surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city. Last night was date night […]

Book Review: Cruel Beauty

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge Publisher: Balzer + Bray Published: January 28. 2014 Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart. Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling […]