Movie Review: Into The Woods

Into The Woods directed by: Rob Marshall Starring: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep IMDB: 6.8 Rotten Tomatoes: 72% A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. Let me be the first to say that I […]

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: Guardians of the Galaxy

 Guardians of the Galaxy directed by James Gunn  Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista  IMBD: 8.9 Rotten Tomatoes: 92% Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.   I was really excited to see Guardians […]

Book Review: The Nightmare Affair

 The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett Series: The Arkwell Academy #1 Publisher: Tor Teen Published: March 5, 2013 Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy, is […]

Book Review: The Selection

The Selection by Kiera Cass Series: The Selection Series Publisher: Harper Teen Published: April 24, 2012 For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete […]

Book Review: The Demon King

 The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima  Series: The Seven Realms Series #1 Publisher: Hyperion Books Published: October 6, 2009 One day Han Alister catches three young wizards setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Han takes an amulet away from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, to ensure the boy won’t use it against him. The […]

Book Review: The Fairest of Them All

 The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon  Publisher: Touchstone Published: August 6, 2013 What if Rapunzel was Snow White’s evil stepmother? From the author of Godmother and Mermaid, The Fairest of Them All explores what happens when fairy tale heroines grow up and don’t live happily ever after. Living in an enchanted forest, Rapunzel spends her days tending a mystical garden with her […]

Book Review: Stolen Songbird

 Stolen Songbird by Danielle L Jensen Series: The Malediction Trilogy #1 Publisher: Strange Chemistry Published: April 1st, 2014 For those who have loved Seraphina and Graceling comes another truly fabulous fantasy… For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human […]

Book Review: House of Hades

 House of Hades by Rick Riordan  Series: The Heroes of Olympus #4  Publisher: Hyperion Books  Published: October 8, 2013  At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of […]

Book Review: Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

 Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian  Series: Burn for Burn #2  Publisher: Simon & Schuster  Published: September 3, 2013 Lillia, Kat, and Mary had the perfect plan. Work together in secret to take down the people who wronged them. But things didn’t exactly go the way they’d hoped at the Homecoming Dance. Not even close. […]