Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Movie Review 14: Godzilla

Yesterday (Monday May 26th, 2014), I saw two movies; X-Men:Days of Future Past (which I put up a review for), and Godzilla (which I didn't get a review up for yet), so here it is:
Now, I wasn't in awe of 'Godzilla,' however I wasn't utterly dissapointed either. I liked the way that they portrayed Godzilla. I do wish they would have had more of Godzilla in it and not as much of the Brody family's struggle (even though I don't mind it sometimes). Godzilla only made appearances throughout the movie, and only made a significant appearance starting halfway through the movie (then he keeps popping up). Ford Brody goes through a lot in this movie! Don't worry I'll spare you most of the details (no spoilers attached); I mean, come on! He is trying to get back to his family and he keeps getting caught up, if it's not one thing, it's another, all the while saving lives! Kudos to him! The special effects were awesome too! Most people have seen thin in one of the trailers so I'll put it in here, Godzilla's spine/spikes glow! Plus more... There was a lot in this movie, but it played out very organized, and at the end I was satisfied. This may not be one to see in theaters, but definitely check it out when it hits Netflix, Amazon instant video, Red-box or whatever you prefer to use when renting a movie. There were some funny moments in it too. Just little things, but I feel it made the movie better. Ok, so here is a small spoiler(sort of)...
Good job Godzilla! Don't worry it will all make sense when you see it. ;)

Anyway, thanks for reading this and look for some actual book reviews shortly.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Movie Review 13: X-Men: Days of Future Past

So I really enjoyed this movie. Honestly I can't go much on the comic book to movie side of it because I haven't read the comic books, or know much of the back story (just through the movies). But, I thought it was really well done cinematic-ally(if that's how you spell that :). ). The graphics were really well done, and the story in my opinion was well written. There were several 'funny' moments in it, mainly including QuickSilver (the whole prison break). Anyway, I loved seeing some of the original cast members, and I loved seeing a more vulnerable side of Mystique.
I was hoping for an extreme, maybe even over the top, climax, but it was still really, really good. You really see the vulnerable sides of everyone from the 'past' and ' future'. I honestly can't pick it apart very well because, like I said, I don't know the original story, and know what changes were made, or what differences there were. I can safely say that I believe that almost everyone will enjoy the movie, those who have read the comics and are fans, or those who have only seen the movies (such as myself). When I watch movies I tend to look at the story line; how long it takes to get into the story and what details are there, if the story seems like it jumps around a lot, etc., and I don't think it really did that. It didn't seem like it took to long to get into the 'heart' (if that's the right word) of the story, they explained what was happening very quickly and very thoroughly. They had a great amount of detail and one of my favorite things in movies (and books), action in only a 2 hour movie and ordered it/ put it together really well. And everyone kind of finds who they are by the end. Or fixes things the made mistakes with (can't say more than that).
Anyway, I really liked it and am looking forward to the next movie X-Men: Apocalypse.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Calling California by J.P. Grider Cover Reveal

So, I have this opportunity from Xpresso Reads (tours), to do a book cover reveal, the book is Calling California by J.P. Grider. Here is everything you might want to know...

Calling California by J.P. Grider
Publication date: June 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Cali Parker is poor. She has a lot on her plate – her father is dying, she’s working to help pay the rent, and she’s two-years behind in college.

Griffin Brooks is rich. He has not a care in the world – he’s acing his engineering courses, his hobby is restoring his fifty-thousand dollar classic car, and he has a different girl on his arm every week.

When Cali sees Griffin on her first day of class, she’s immediately smitten and thinks she’s found the perfect guy. When Griffin sees Cali at the bank, he immediately forgets the blonde he was with that morning. Then they meet, and their worlds collide.

Cali doesn’t belong in Griffin’s world, and he doesn’t understand hers. But just when Griffin convinces Cali that their two different worlds can blend, a secret is revealed that tears them apart.

Is their love strong enough to bring them back together, or will their worlds drift further apart?


J.P. Grider is a Young Adult and New Adult author. She is the author of six novels. Her young adult series The Honor Trilogy consists of A Touch of Honor, A Man of Honor, and A Heart of Honor, while her first two novels - Unplugged (A Portrait of a Rock Star) and Maybe This Life - are standalone adult contemporary novels. Her most recent release is the new adult romance Calling California, which is the first in her Hunter Hill University series. The next book in the series – Mending Mick – will be released in October, 2014. All the books in the Hunter Hill University series will be standalone books and can be read in any order.

You can follow J.P. on Facebook at J.P. Grider, Author, on Instagram and Twitter @JPGrider1, and on her blog at jpgrider.com.

Author links: 

As soon as the book is available, then I will get them up.

And now , the moment you have been waiting for...

Like I said, more info too come!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Book Review 21: 'The One' by Kiera Cass

So, unfortunately I can't give you much without divulging a lot of spoilers so here is what I can give you. Out of all the books I have read (some I don't have reviews for...YET), I have only stayed up all night to finish three; 1: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins; 2: Insurgent (Book 2 in the Divergent trilogy) by Veronica Roth; And now 3: The One by Kiera Cass. Last night (I only received the book yesterday), I decided to read just the first chapter of The One, after that chapter I thought to myself, 'Well, maybe just one more chapter.' We all know how that ended, with a finished book and a girl who got less than two hours of sleep. I am usually partial to the first book a series, or trilogy, or duology, etc. But with this trilogy my favorite book is the last; The One. I cannot tell you enough how much I loved this book. There were a lot of things that I didn't expect and one that I sort of did. A friend who I got to read the first two books, guessed this one thing correctly. Anyway, I will tell you that everyone is somewhat happy at the end, although, there are sad and frustrating and worrisome moments, I loved this book. Kiera, if you happen to come across this post, I just want to say thank you for giving me, no, us, a look into America's world and the world of Illea (sorry the wrong e, :) ) Thank you for allowing us to go through things with her and cheer her on or yell in our bedrooms (or wherever you were reading these books) at things that happened. I loved the way you brought this story to an end, however I must ask, Why!? Also, can you please write more short stories for us to fill our need to know more about the characters we love(d)? Okay, sorry I'm off my little spiel, anyway, I don;t think anyone will be disappointed, however it definitely wasn't something I expected, and most likely not what you will expect too. There was a little more language that the other books, however it still wasn't anything severe, and it is a little more violent, the violence is a little more prevent and the story revolves around it more. I love the fact that the characters are human, they make mistakes and try to fix them, some the do, and some they don't just like in real life. Also, there is death and injury and bravery, and all sorts of acts of selflessness, but there is more, there is love and comfort, and just all sorts of feels! (Can you tell I am fangirling?) Anyway, I loved it and hope you will too, if you haven't started the trilogy you so should! The first book is called, The Selection. Here are the purchase links:
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-selection-kiera-cass/1106580335?ean=9780062059949
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Selection-Kiera-Cass/dp/0062059947/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399742212&sr=8-1&keywords=The+selection
And here is the Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10507293-the-selection?from_search=true

          I'm sorry I can't give you more, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone so this is all I can do.
The trilogy as a whole is amazing and a unique idea. I loved all the books, and cannot wait to see what Kiera has in store for her fans!                       Here is a picture of the trilogy:


Friday, May 9, 2014

I got 'The One' today! And, it is signed!

So, I pre-ordered 'The One' by Kiera Cass and received it today in the mail. I bought it from http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ (Barnes and Noble's website). I pre-ordered it because they had three different hardcover copies, and I wanted to make sure I got one as soon as possible, The have a regualer edition: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-one-kiera-cass/1116996460?ean=9780062059994, a Barnes and Noble exclusive edition: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-one-kiera-cass/1116996460?ean=9780062340719, and a B&N exclusive signed edition: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-one-kiera-cass/1116996460?ean=9780062340719, which at the time I ordered mine were all the same price ($11.59 U.S), either exclusive edition has a poster of the 'The Selection' book cover and a bonus scene. I cannot tell you enough how excited I am to be able to finally have this book in my hands and be able to read it soon. So until I get it read here are the photos of my precious 'Selection' trilogy: