Posts tagged ‘review’

July 13, 2010

And The Winner is….

Not me. ;o( But, I did get an

honorable mention in the

Teenage Books category for

the Hollywood Book

Festival!!!!

That’s exciting.

Read a FREE Excerpt of C I N now!

September 9, 2009

Favorite TV Villains of all time

Sylar from Heroes

Sylar from Heroes

The best part of a date is when you get to scream and grab onto your boyfriend. He pretends that he hasn’t peed his pants and then casually wraps his arm around you with a smirk on his face. You smile and hide yourself inside his shirt, happy to have finally had the opportunity to touch him. Which villains are your best choice for snuggle up dates? This is your blockbuster/tv night list for next week!

There isn’t a woman alive who wants to see Denzel Washington as the bad guy. In Training Day, he plays bad cop Alonso Harris. The intensity of his role ensures constant arm grabbing and a much needed rescue after the movie is over!

To this day, whenever The Terminator Aires, popcorn bowls fly and men and women sit frozen together in silence as the beloved Arnold Schwarzenegger hunts down Sarah Conner. No one sleeps alone or with the lights out after watching this!

Okay, we remember Tom Cruise flipping bottles of liquor, dancing around in his underwear and that cocky smile of his… Does a woman like to see such a gorgeous man play the role of Vincent in the movie Collateral? A part of him takes out bad guys but you still need to hold a nice strong man’s hand through it.

Scorpius and John Crichton

Scorpius and John Crichton

If you’ve ever been a fan of the TV series Farscape then the name Scorpius, played by Wayne Pygram, sends shivers down your spine. The half Sebacean, half Scarran hunts the gorgeous John Crichton, played by Ben Browder, puts him the aurora chair (torture chair), injects a neural clone in his brain and kills anyone who gets in his way; or just because he feels like it. He is a villain with a purpose which makes him all the more dangerous to anyone he meets. Never doubt him or question him. For if you do, you’ll find him plotting your elimination. Grab your boyfriend, husband or date. You are going to need each other to get through an episode of Scorpius.

And, my favorite of all? The one that airs every Monday night. Yes, Hero’s villain Sylar played by Zachary Quinto. He is a newer actor without a past of happy go lucky movies/shows to remind you that he isn’t really the bad guy. Uh huh, the serial killer who at first you hate him for slicing brains in half so that he can take their ‘powers’ for himself but then love after you see him do small acts of kindness that seem out of his character and then hate him again when he betrays them after all. That’s right, Sylar is the face you see at night when you hear your clock tick-tick-ticking in the background. Roll over and stay close to the one you love and pray you don’t have a special ability that he desires.

September 7, 2009

The Uglies, Pretties & The Specials

Tally Youngblood

Tally Youngblood

Written by Scott Westerfeld, this series is considered young adult/science fiction.

Plot:

Uglies

Tally Youngblood starts out as an ‘ugly’. While her best friend has already joined the operated youth called ‘pretties’ she sets out on a mission to find out about those who refuse the required treatments and in the end, finds out a horrible secret connected to these ‘operations’.

Pretties

Without spoiling the book, I just say this was my favorite of the trilogy.  It shows that even when someone tries to change you and make you conform, there is always hope that you can overcome it.

Specials

The force that instills fear in the uglies and the pretties is a ‘special’ ops force. They have special abilities and now, they want Tally. But, she has other things in mind-like taking down the Specials.

Overall Satisfaction:

4 out of 5 stars – the books did take some time to get to the point but overall, I really enjoy Scott Westerfeld as a writer.

Pros:

Fantastic new age world, complex character, great villians

Cons:

drags a little, worst heroine ever! [she is perfectly human in that she makes every mistake and disloyalty error known to mankind]

What I am currently reading from this author:

So Yesterday

So Yesterday