Friday, May 25, 2018

A Book Review of Green by Ted Dekker




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As foretold by ancient prophets, an apocalypse destroyed Earth during the twenty-first century. But two thousand years later Elyon set upon the earth a new Adam. This time, however, he gave humanity an advantage. What was once unseen became seen. It was good and it was called...Green.

But the evil Teeleh bided his time in a Black Forest. Then, when least expected, a twenty-four year old named Thomas Hunter fell asleep in our world and woke up in that future Black Forest. A gateway was opened for Teeleh to ravage the land. Devastated by the ruin, Thomas Hunter and his Circle swore to fight the dark scourge until their dying death.


That was then. Now the Circle has lost all hope. And Samuel, Thomas Hunter's cherished son, has turned his back on his father and is aligning dark forces to wage the final war. Thomas is crushed--but determined to rescue the Circle and his son even if he has to cross two worlds to do so.

Series: The Circle Series (Book 4)

Genre: Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc; Reprint edition (June 1, 2010)
Page Count: 392 pages

After reading White I honestly didn't know what else there was for the Circle Series to tell. This book felt like an afterthought and it definitely went into a direction I didn't expect.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

So Your Character is From Brazil ... Featuring Naty @ Naty's Bookshelf & Thai @ Read Breathe and Repeat





It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from Hawaii ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!

Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts is as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

So Your Character is From Hawaii ... Featuring Taylor Bennett





It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from Grenada ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!

Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts is as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.

(None of the Images are Mine)

Friday, May 18, 2018

A Book Review of White by Ted Dekker



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"Never break the circle." For two realities, time is running out. In one world, a lethal virus threatens to destroy all life as scientists and governments scramble to find an antidote. In the other, a forbidden love could forever destroy the ragtag resistance known as The Circle. Thomas can bridge both worlds, but he is quickly realizing that he may not be able to save either. In the mind-bending conclusion to the Circle trilogy, Thomas must find a way to rewrite history as he navigates a whirlwind of emotions and events surrounding a pending apocalypse. The fate of two worlds comes down to one man's choice--and it is a most unlikely choice indeed.


Series: The Circle Series (Book 3)
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Anniversary edition (February 3, 2012)
Page Count: 528 pages

Though this isn't my favorite series ever, I still want to continue it and finish it cause I don't DNF. Red is probably my favorite of the series, but White still had its uniqueness.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

So Your Character is From Haiti ... Featuring Dawlyn @ Little Blind Book Finds





It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from Grenada ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!

Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts is as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.

(None of the Images are Mine)

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Writing Lessons from Movies: A Quiet Place





I don't do horror movies. I'm the one in the theater that puts my hoodie over my head and texts while the creepy horror trailers roll by. I don't do scary images. They creep me the heck out. NOPE NOPE NOPE. The only horror I've dabbled in is Supernatural, Grimm, and Stranger Things, but I don't look at the scary parts. I like suspense, but I don't do warped faces, demonic creepifying, rotting flesh crap.

THAT SAID.


A Quiet Place is the first horror movie I've ever been to in the theater and I was a little nervous, but I came out of the theater absolutely amazed. There are a lot of jump scares and it's very intense, but nothing scarred me in the slightest. I was absolutely blown away by the masterful storytelling, impressive acting, and awesome soundtrack. I adore its themes of unconditional love, loss, and its pro-life message. I've seen the movie three times and I haven't seen a movie that many times in theaters in years. 

A Quiet Place is about a family who lives in a post-apocalyptic world with monsters that have extremely sensitive hearing. If they hear any loud sounds they hunt you. The family is struggling to survive while also preparing for the arrival of a new baby.

Warning Spoilers: The biggest ones are in point four and five.