My Soul to Keep : listening ideas

Lights – Ellie Goulding

Unwell – Matchbox Twenty

Way to Far – Korn

Speak – Nickel Creek

My Immortal – Evanescence



Breaking Dawn Part 2!! (re-edited)

I do love the books and the movies have a certain special quality to them that I just can’t let go.

So… let me begin this way, if you didn’t like the first ones I think you’ll like this one. I was highly impressed with this final installment in the Twilight Saga.

I’ll give you a quick synopsis on my view of the previous movies.

The first one let me down greatly. The second tried to correct some of the errors from the first. The third was alright. The fourth was kinda neat because of the special effects. And this one rocked.

To finish up the Twilight saga Bella has been turned into a vampire. This doesn’t mean, however, that they are out of the woods just yet. Renesmee is a very special breed of child. One that is very unique and unknown. When a surprise visitor catches one glimpse of her things begin to unravel, but with a rather massive family it’ll be difficult to get anywhere near her.

We meet the extended family in this installment and learn that the Cullens aren’t the only ones who have had issues with the vampire government. Some of which are more creepy than others. Though the future looks bleak Bella must make some of the hardest decisions of her young, immortal life while discovering her new self as well.

Kristen Stewart did one of her best acting jobs I’ve seen to date. She brings Bella to life in a way we have yet to see and experience. Her intensity was astounding and I found myself fully immersed in the story.

Renesmee was my biggest worry having read the books. I was obviously worried about how old she was. Though, I really didn’t notice it too much after the first few scenes. It made more sense seeing her grow more noticeably. I do wish we saw more of her gift though, just saying.

I must say I was so shocked by the turns this movie took I nearly came out of my chair. Breaking Dawn Part 2 has the steel we’ve been craving from the Twilight series since it began. It completely delivers on all levels. This movie comes to a head then launches you over the edge.

I really implore you to see this movie. It is so different from the first four and a fabulous end to the series. If I rate it as I do books I’d give it a nine. It’s just that good. Take the time… and a few friends. 🙂

Trailer here :

My Soul to Keep

By Rachel Vincent

Trouble has once again found Kaylee. While trying to live a simple, normal life as her banshee self something strange is going on with the football team. People are acting… off. Mood swings, unusual behavior, and odd occurences have Kaylee on edge.

During a party Nash’s attention seems slightly amiss and he’s not the only one. A couple of his friends are beginning to twitch. As if awaiting their next fix. Though this fix isn’t your average street corner type. ‘Frost’ has made it big on the scene, and it’s up to Kaylee and her friends to nip it in the bud. This drug leaves the host feeling quite cold and sounds strangely familiar to the toxic Netherworld substance, Demon’s Breath.

But Kaylee being grounded has its many disadvantages with its main being under house arrest. Or so she thought until she awakes in the Netherworld. Fighting evil with little to no shut-eye is hard enough, but now one of her worst fears may just come true. Things are becoming brittle between her and Nash as they close in on the source of the ‘frost’. What is really going on with the person who she feels safest with? The one who she’s shared her biggest worries with? She may have to trust those she would least expect to save the ones she loves the most.

I have to give this book an eight on this one. Love the story still, no complaints there. From the beginning though, as the reader, you pick up on the plot. It seems to take an ungodly long time for Kaylee to realize what is right in front of her. Secondly, it feels like Rachel Vincent uses what some would call “the god machine”. When you bring in an easy out. Someone who is left out of the plot until the very last second, used only as an instant out for your characters. Now, it doesn’t ruin the story and I’m assuming this person will show up later in the books. The ending actually made me pretty happy though and Kaylee really has to grow as a person to make some difficult decisions. So… if you liked the previous books I encourage you to take the time with this one as well. 😉

We’re Baaaaack!

We have had quite the adventure this past week. But I wanted to update everyone on our progress thus far.

First I have been reading probably around five books simultaneously to keep all the reviews coming for a little while. Also, one of my trusted readers has kept me in the stacks as she piles on the literature. Currently I am reading My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent, Finale by Rebecca Fitzpatrick, Pulse by Kailin Gow, Angel Time by Anne Rice, the sample of The Secret of Ella and Micha, and attempting to re-finish the twilight series within the week. So.. my plate is quite full but feel free to leave a suggestion or two for me to check out. 😉

Mr. Technology has been working on Borderlands 2 (or at least he should be), Pokemon Soul Silver and White, and Xenogears on PS Vita.

Now since we’ve been absent I feel the need to give you a few recommendations via my reliable reader friend. Her references are based on the main genres I tend to read. So if you need more reading material than I have go ahead and add to your piles Wither by Lauren Destefano and Pure by Julianna Baggott.

I hope you’ll forgive us for hiding from you for a week or two. We’ll deliver again soon.