Remade – SerialBox – Review

Approached about reading the first two episodes of this new series, I jumped at the chance to be a part of what I am sure is to be the next big thing in literature.

Every minute, 108 people die. On October 14th, 2016, from 9:31-9:32 p.m., 23 of those deaths will be teenagers. Now they are humanity’s last hope for survival. Awakened in a world they barely recognize and hunted by mechanical horrors, these teens search for answers amidst the ruins of civilization. Fate, love, and loyalty face off in this adrenaline – pumping YA adventure.

Team-written by some of today’s most popular YA authors, ReMade is brought to you by Matthew Cody (Super), Andrea Phillips (Revision), Kiersten White (And I Darken), Gwenda Bond (Girl on a Wire), Carrie Harris (Bad Taste in Boys), and E. C. Myers (The Silence of Six).
Season One will unfold across 15 episodes beginning September 14 th , with a new installment dropping every Wednesday until the season finale on December 21 st.

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Review – Firstlife – Gena Showalter

So because The Cursed Child doesn’t count (it is in a class all its own), this book is my official favorite book of 2016. I’m calling it now.

Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…

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Around the World: One Character at A Time 2.0

Around the World: One character at A Time is where Kathleen and I pick three of our favorite characters and decide which city or area they’d more jive with! Whether that be a city that we believe they would be best living in or just a city that matches up with their characteristics!

Kathleen and I decided to make this little segment a monthly thing so here we are again, back to do it to it.

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Around the World: One character at A Time is where Kathleen and I pick three of our favorite characters and decide which city or area they’d more jive with! Whether that be a city that we believe they would be best living in or just a city that matches up with their characteristics!

With no further ado…

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Review – Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell, we’re going to have to have a discussion about how you wrote a book based on my life. Where are the hidden cameras? Is my check in the mail? I’ll have my people call your people.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

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Butter(scotch) Beer: Patent Pending

I always knew the wizards ran Cracker Barrel.

While on the family road trip this summer, we stopped by a family favorite, Cracker Barrel. I can’t ever remember a time when I didn’t order the same thing: Chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes no gravy, and macaroni and cheese. Everyyyyyy time, friends.

I didn’t really think this particular experience would be that different from the others I had experienced in my life. Getting seated, ordering, a little shopping around while we awaited our food… etc., etc.

I was wrong.

Usually, I don’t venture into the candy section. I ooh and aah at the pretty trinkets and play with some of the kids toys they have out. But this time, I have to do a double back glance at the soda shelf.

A glass bottle filled with gorgeous amber liquid sits at eye level. On the wrapper is a very magical looking cauldron and the words Butterbeer.. no wait.. Butterscotch Beer?

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Naturally I bought some and having made my own butter beer as well as having tasted the official stuff from WWHP, I must say that this Butter(scotch) Beer is ~pretty~ darn close to the frothy wizardy drink.

I always knew wizards ran Cracker Barrel.

Around the World: One Character at A Time 1.0

Around the World: One character at A Time is where Kathleen and I pick three of our favorite characters and decide which city or area they’d more jive with! Whether that be a city that we believe they would be best living in or just a city that matches up with their characteristics!

Welcome to the 1st segment of… Around the World: One Character at A Time! Kathleen and I had been wanting to collaborate on a post for a few months now and when we started brainstorming, this turned out to be an idea we both wanted to run with! In fact, we had so much fun we wanted to make it a monthly thing!

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Basically we took three of our favorite characters and decided which cities they most relate to or would live in…

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Time Flies when You’re… an Adult

Mostly last month while I was away from blogging I kept up with my bookstagram but was pretty down low on social media otherwise.

Adults have to do adulting thing like go to work… Also I can’t complain because part of my adulting involved going on vacation so really it all balances out?

Mostly last month while I was away from blogging I kept up with my bookstagram but was pretty down low on social media otherwise.

In my month long break I got to thinking about the future of this blog. Am I going to have time for it? Is it really going anywhere? Do I want to continue putting the effort needed into it? For how much longer do I see it being a priority in my life?

At this point I’m going to keep it up for as long as I enjoy it. Really, even though there are points where I am absent for a few weeks at a time, I feel as if I still am able to keep it consistently updated with the help of my bookstagram and Twitter. I don’t know for how much longer it will be a priority in my life because lets be honest, adulting isn’t just hard, it’s often surprising. Right now I have the time and energy to put into this, so this I will put my time and energy into.

Besides, adulting involves a lot of multitasking and I am the queen of that. Right now, thanks to my trusty Mac, I’m writing this and binge watching every Marvel movie involving Tom Hiddleston.

Adulting.