Wednesday, April 30, 2014

So cool! You wouldn't believe my luck!

So Monday brought storms and tornadoes but yet my dad and I still had to drive up to Nashville to pick my mom up from the airport. It was a long boring trip but when we got there I saw someone I never thought I'd actually meet! Sure I didn't remember his name but what the hell! I knew he was from American Idol so I took a picture of him from a distance. He looked up just as I took the picture so I turned tail and headed the opposite direction.
Then for the hell of it, (and knowing I would regret it if I didn't) I walked up to him and began to talk to him.
"I know this might sound weird, but were you on American Idol?" I asked him.
"What's your name?" I asked in embarrassment.
"Colton." he replied.
Then we talked for a minute and I went back to sit down only to go back over to him and ask if I could get a picture with him. He said sure and since my dad wouldn't get up to take the picture I did it myself! My hands were shaking so badly! I felt so pathetic!
So I sat back down and made my friend look up his name since I still didn't remember his last name and she replied immediately. Ahh! Colton Dixon! I met Colton Dixon at the Nashville Airport people! How amazing is that?!
So now I'm sitting at school listening to his music on YouTube and wondering how I haven't heard of him since American Idol! He's a wonderful singer! Gah! That has to be the best thing that has happened to me all week! I am still mad at myself that the pictures I took were so blurry!
Gosh I look like an idiot in these pictures...I am not photogenic!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Title: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Year: 2014

Movie: (Captain America, #2)

Time: 2hrs 26min

Rating: 5/5

So I was dying to see this movie so I dragged my dad along with me on Sunday to go see the movie after shopping around the mall. I got two new pair of shoes! So happy! Well we went to the movie theatre and I swear the previews lasted a good twenty minutes but they were sooooo worth it! The movie was fantastic!


Captain America (Chris Evans) has been working for S.H.I.E.L.D since the attack on New York and the movie starts out with him, his men, and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). Once the mission is completed Steve finds out there was an ulterior motive for raiding the ship. When Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is attacked he turns to Steve for helps and tells him not to trust anyone. Then he is killed in Steve's apartment by the Winter Soldier. Or is he?
Steve is blamed for his death (or something or other) by Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford) and has to go on the run with Natasha who is the only one he can trust. With everyone trying to kill them they have to turn to a friend of Steve's, Sam Wilson, AKA Falcon (Anthony Mackie). They learn that Hydra is still running their operations and has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D and is planning on killing anyone who stands the risk of turning against them. That's millions of people guys!!
Steve never thought that the Winter Soldier could be someone he knows...and yet he is. It's Bucky (Sebastian Stan)! The same one believed to be killed on a mission over seventy years ago. Bucky doesn't remember Steve at all (thanks to brainwashing) and tries to kill Steve, Natasha, and Sam. The tree of them are captures by S.H.I.E.L.D, AKA Hydra, and Agent Hill (Cobie Smulders) breaks them out and takes them someplace safe. The very same place Nick Fury has been hiding out while he healed.
Now it is up to all of them to reprogram the three ships to destroy one another instead of the general population...including Stark (who isn't shown in the movie). Falcon disables one, Steve another, and Natasha and Fury take on Alexander Pierce.
Steve makes it to the third ship but can he reprogram it in time? Bucky is there...will he kill Steve? His own friend? Will millions of people be killed? If Bucky can't remember...will they both die as a consequence of a mad doctor's work?
This movie was brilliant! Agh! My friend told me to stay until the end and yet she didn't! People! Stay until the END of the credits! Not the end of the movie! THE. END. OF. THE. CREDITS! Oh and Emily VanCamp, the girl from the TV show Revenge, is in the movie playing Agent 13, AKA Kate or his neighbor! Hope you enjoy the movie!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Flight Review

Title: Flight

Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy

Book: (The Crescent Chronicles, #1)

Pages: 268

Rating: 5/5

So the cover of the book is a bit weird since the guy's face looks kind of squashed but the book was amazing! I loved it and kind of want to visit New Orleans now...still a dangerous city but it sounds fun in this book. Honestly didn't expect this much from a free book that I got on my Kindle...
Allie and her friend Jess go to New Orleans because Allie's dad has offered them a job working at his hotel there. Needless to say that her father is loaded. There she encounters Levi and his band of friends. Jess makes a mistake with one of them and goes home as fast as she could leaving Allie with Levi.
They know it is just a summer romance but they plan to make the best of it even if Levi isn't entirely human. He is a type of shifter and his ancestors could turn into crows but now they are only able to sprout rather large wings. Though Allie has sworn off guys she can't help but fall for him. Turns out there are all kinds of things lurking in New Orleans; vampires, werewolves, etc.
One night a few weeks before she is to return home Levi gives her a ring but he doesn't tell her what it means. They go to bed together and when he leaves and she meets with a friend who tells her its true meaning, and panics. She makes an unfortunate mistake and is captured by werecougars (or something like that) who want to sell her off to the highest bidder. After all she is now Levi's mate, and he can only have one.
Will she get back safely to New Orleans? Does she have to remain there with Levi or risk the consequences of leaving? Will she be able to love Levi after this unforgivable betrayal?
So freaking awesome! Unfortunately I can't seem to get on Amazon to buy the second... and third one, though I barely have enough to buy the second one. I so can't wait to get it! :D

About The Author

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a bestselling New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and humor. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dorothy Must Die Review

Title: Dorothy Must Die

Author: Danielle Paige

Book: (Dorothy Must Die, #1)

Pages: 452

Rating: 5/5

So I picked up this book in WalMart and read the synopsis knowing immediately that I had to have it. I began to read it the same night and I couldn't put it down! Even when I tried to go to sleep I found that I could not stop thinking about it! The book was that good!
Amy Gumm has a less than average life with her mom. She lives in a trailer and everyone at school calls her 'Salvation Army' because that is where she gets her clothes. Having no friends and a druggie for a mom doesn't do much to help Amy's situation. On the night of the tornado her mom leaves her all alone with Star (her mom's rat) to go out partying with her current boyfriend. Tornadoes never come near their home but tonight it does and when Amy comes to, she and Star are in Oz being saved by a mysterious boy.
Once again on her own she meets Indigo and saves a wingless monkey (Ollie) from his punishment for Sass. The Tin Man catches up to them with some of his soldiers and though Ollie manages to escape Indigo is killed while Amy is taken to the Emerald City. There she meets Dorothy (who is pure evil) and is to be tried in a week. She manages to escape with the help one of the witches from the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
Their one goal? To kill Dorothy. Who do they expect to do the deed? Amy.
With their help she finds that the Good are Wicked and the Wicked are Good. Or are they? They teach Amy to use magic and then she goes up against the Lion. One of the witches dies in order to give them a chance to kill the Lion but Amy hesitates a second too long and he escapes. Now she has to infiltrate the palace and get close to Dorothy by pretending to be someone else. A maid.
She gets close a few times but she almost blows her cover when she has to save Ollie's sister from the Scarecrow who has been preforming the cruelest of tests on her. To get away Amy has to cut off the monkeys wings and then Amy has to hide all the evidence of her involvement. One of the other maids takes the blame and Amy is in the clear to kill Dorothy when the ball comes around.She manages to blow her chance again and the Tin Man comes after her.
Can she do what is needed to kill Dorothy? Is what the Wizard told her true? Does the Tin Man kill Amy? Or does Amy take his heart?
Ohmygoodness I loved this book so much! I cannot wait until the second book comes out! She must take the Tin Man's heart, the Scarecrows brain, and the Lion's courage! How cool it that!? At least the ending of the book isn't too much of a cliffhanger. I hate books that leave it unfinished but Danielle Paige wrote a great ending and I can't wait to read more!

About The Author

Danielle lives in NY. Before turning to YA, she worked in television where she received a Writers Guild of America Award & was nominated for several Daytime Emmy's. Danielle Paige is a graduate of Columbia University and currently lives in New York City. Dorothy Must Die is her first novel.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Review

Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J.K. Rowling

Book: (Harry Potter, #7)

Pages: 759

Rating: 5/5

So after finishing the sixth book I immediately picked up the seventh one and started reading knowing I wouldn't be able to read anything else until I finished the series. I can never concentrate on another book when I have all the books in the series. It's probably just me that does that...I loved the way the author finished the series! Great ending to a great series!
Harry Potter is about to turn seventeen and now the Dursleys are in danger. So they leave Harry behind to go into hiding where they will have no further contact with him. Harry leaves with Hagrid while the other wizards (Hermione, Fred, George, Ron, Bill, Mad-Eye Moody, etc.) try to confuse the Death Eaters by looking like Harry. What they weren't expecting was for someone to betray them and give You-Know-Who the date of their departure. Harry and Hagrid make it to the destination narrowly avoiding being killed by You-Know-Who. They reach the Weasleys house safely but Mad-Eye is killed in the battle. :O
When the Ministry of Magic is taken over by You-Know-Who, Harry, Hermione, and Ron go on the run since Harry is wanted for killing Dumbledore. (Who on earth would think Harry killed Dumbledore??) They break into the Ministry and steal part of You-Know-Who's soul from Umbridge. (Yikes!) Luckily they get away and disappear from London when their hideout is discovered. Now that they have part of the soul they have to discover a way to destroy it.
So they go around finding and killing parts of You-Know-Who's soul. When You-Know-Who and the Death Eaters attack the school it is up to Harry to stop Tom Riddle.
Will Harry survive? Will he give his life to kill You-Know-Who? Or will Voldemort destroy everything Harry loves?
Loved the book! It really was a great ending to the book! I mean everyone probably guessed the ending before reading the book since if it ended badly the book would be terrible! It had to end this way though I hated that a few of my favourite characters died D': Oh well that's just how it was written.