Apr 22, 2016

GILMORE GIRLS BOOK TAG



There are TV shows....and then there are TV shows that speak to you on spiritual levels. Gilmore girls is one of those shows.

I can't tell you how many times I've watched this series (and I'm not exaggerating, I seriously could not tell you because it's been so many times)! Doing this tag has even made me consider watching it all again in preparation for the Netflix movies coming out later this year. 

THE VIDEO


I had a ton of fun shooting this video although I ran into some technical difficulties once I started editing.  That episode of Gilmore Girls playing in the background? Yeah, that episode contains huge spoilers! I can't believe, out of all the episodes I could have put on, I chose this particular one from season five...note to self: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR BACKGROUND, haha!

I also decided to film in a new angle of my bedroom and I have to admit, I really loved how it turned out.  I know many of you probably wish for me to return to my library background (and I want that too) but my library has also become a part-time closet and part-time package/filming equipment room...needless to say, I'm going to have to take at least two days out of my schedule to get it back in order so be patient with me. The library will return.....eventually! ;)

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Hope you all enjoyed the video! Keep Reading!
Your Y.A. Bookworm Blogger,
Caitlin <3

Apr 19, 2016

GIVEAWAY WINNERS


The day has finally arrived....it is time to announce the winners of the ARC GIVEAWAY hosted by HCC FRENZY and the $25 Amazon Gift Card! If you've been able to resist the temptation to scroll down, I'd like to first take a moment to once again thank HCC Frenzy for providing such fantastic prizes; based on all of your tweets and comments, I can tell that you were all excited about the ARCs being offered!

Also, I can't publish this post without also thanking all of YOU for entering both giveaways....it's so much fun to see so many of you interested in the giveaways and it makes me want to offer many more in the future :D

xoxo





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Apr 11, 2016

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Feb 9, 2016

{Blog Tour} GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard


GLASS SWORD: Red Queen #2
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Pages: 448
Release Date: February 9th, 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
Rating: 4/5
Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.                                                                                                                                         
The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.                                                              
Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.                                                
But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.                                                                                                                
Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
AMAZON      BARNES&NOBLES

Review

     About six weeks ago a beautiful yellow package came in the mail, and inside was an even more beautiful ARC of GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard.  Folks, let me just say that getting an ARC is exciting, but getting an ARC of one of your most anticipated releases of 2016 is a hoot and a half! When I read RED QUEEN last year, I immediately fell in love with the world and characters; despite the fact that GLASS SWORD has a completely different vibe than the first, I still felt that same love towards it.  Bookworms, you don't want to miss this!

    GLASS SWORD picks up where book one left off (which I'm sure most of you will be delighted  to hear after experiencing that cliffhanger at the end of RED QUEEN)!  One of the things I feel like most readers are going to notice about book two is that Mare is a different kind of character than the Mare we knew in RED QUEEN.  The betrayal she has experienced has left a visible mark on Mare that is reflected in both her relationships and actions.  She is far from being a perfect character but I think she's more interesting because of the fact her flaws are so evident.

     In book one, my investment in the romantic relationships really made the big twist at the end so much harder to deal with.  However, in book two, the romance is practically non-existent...or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that the romantic elements are present but not as explicitly addressed.  Again, a large part of this, I believe, has to do with the fact that the feeling of betrayal is still so raw with all of the characters.  I mean, I guess I can understand how betrayal doesn't exactly spark the lovey-dovey feels, but my inner romantic was aching for a little more Cal and Mare action! However, that being said, I think the lack of romance allowed the novel to have that intensity that makes it impossible to put the book down!

     To keep this review short, I'll end off by saying that GLASS SWORD was a ride that, although slow moving, did not fail to bring on all the feels and advance the storyline to a point that will make book three an EPIC ride.  The ending, once again, left me absolutely desperate to find out what happens next (because seriously, I'm not sure how Mare is going to get herself out of this one)!



ABOUT THE AUTHOR.


Victoria Aveyard is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen. Victoria was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She currently splits her time between the East and West coasts. As an author and screenwriter, she uses her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies. She has sold several television pilots and feature-length screenplays. You can visit her online at www.victoriaaveyard.comor on Twitter at @VictoriaAveyard.





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- 1 Red Queen foam sword that reads “Kneel or Bleed”
- 1 Scarlet Guard scarf
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