Q2Q Comics, Volume 1 by Steven Younkins (2016)
Comics | Theatre: Comedy
An amusing collection of comics that portray the lives of theatre crew members including: Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, Costumer, Director, Props Master, Scenic Director, Technical Director, Prop Cat, and La Ropasucia the Theatre Gremlin.
Volume One: “A collection of the first 220 Q2Q Comics all hardbound together in a book! Includes commentary by the author for most of the comics, a collage of the original sketches, a “How to Draw Morty” tutorial, and other assorted goodies.”
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The Sway (Classified #1) by Ruby Knight (2016)
YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | SupernaturalBlurb:
“Her mission is to get close to him for inside information.
His mission is to kidnap her for a supernatural militant group.
Recruited in her teens for a life of espionage, Julia Caldwell, now 19, is theyoungest CIA agent on record. Her mission is simple: get close to Cole Thomas for intel on his father, a known and dangerous weapons dealer. As she grows closer to Cole, something is off. He might not be who she thinks he is. And worse, his mission will put an end to hers. Continue reading
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas (2016)
NA Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | (TV-MA)Blurb:
“Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people. Continue reading
The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
*This post contains 4 separate reviews (Uglies, Pretties, Specials, Extras) for the series so scroll with caution*
YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopian
pooled ink Review:
This series is seriously one of my top favorites! I still cannot believe that they haven’t turned them into movies yet. They really should get on that. (P.S. If you’re looking for someone to cast as either Shay or Tally I 1200% volunteer!) Continue reading
Scored by Lauren McLaughlin (2011)
YA Fiction | Dystopian | Sci-FiBlurb:
“Set in the future when teenagers are monitored via camera and their recorded actions and confessions plugged into a computer program that determines their ability to succeed. All kids given a “score” that determines their future potential. This score has the ability to get kids into colleges, grant scholarships, or destroy all hope for the above. Scored‘s reluctant heroine is Imani, a girl whose high score is brought down when her best friend’s score plummets. Where do you draw the line between doing what feels morally right and what can mean your future? Friendship, romance, loyalty, family, human connection and human value: all are questioned in this fresh and compelling dystopian novel set in the scarily forseeable future.”
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Dream Factory by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler (2007)
Teen Fiction | Contemporary | RomanceBlurb:
“When the Disney World character actors go on strike, teens are hired as replacements. Ella is assigned the role of Cinderella simply because the shoes fit. And every afternoon at three o’clock she gets married to Prince Charming. A perfect dream come true, except Ella doesn’t believe in dreams anymore. Meanwhile, Luke is one of the fur characters (Dale, the chipmunk), and his girlfriend, Cassie, plays his counterpart, Chip. Cassie is perfect in every way, so why does Luke want to be with Cinderella? Then Luke and Ella are brought together during a scavenger hunt, and as they uncover the Magic Kingdom’s hidden treasures, they discover an undeniable magic between them. Perhaps dreams really can come true after all?”
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The Last One by Alexandra Oliva (2016)
Fiction | Psychological Thriller
“She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far.
It begins with a reality TV show. Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance. While they are out there, something terrible happens—but how widespread is the destruction, and has it occurred naturally or is it man-made? Cut off from society, the contestants know nothing of it. When one of them—a young woman the show’s producers call Zoo—stumbles across the devastation, she can imagine only that it is part of the game. Continue reading
Princess of Tyrone (The Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles #1) by Katie Hamstead (2016)
NA Fiction | Fantasy | Sci-FiBlurb:
“Apolline is happy hunting magical creatures on her pirate infested outer-perimeter planet. She is a fantastic shot, and doesn’t flinch at the blood and guts of her kills. Never once did she consider she could be the missing Princess of Tyrone. Continue reading
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (2016)
YA Fiction | Fantasy | Mythology | RomanceBlurb:
“Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?
Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: Continue reading
Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities
Cirque du Soleil
ATLANTA, GA – April 30, 2016
For the first time in my whole life I got to finally see a Cirque du Soleil show. My brother bought us tickets as a gift for my 22nd birthday and he couldn’t have chosen a better gift. I’ve been highly anticipating this show since my birthday in March! I’m actually amazed he thought of it really. I mean, I love Cirque du Soleil but I’m also a Theatre major and so my brother and I operate on slightly different planes (he’s not into musicals, theatre, overly arty stuff, etc.). Actually he did admit to me that he had no idea what to expect because Cirque du Soleil just isn’t his scene. But he bought us tickets and took me to see them anyway.
I’m really glad I got to go with my brother, and him knowing nothing about it made it even better. It was mind-blowingly fantastic for me, but for my brother, well, his world was shattered, in a good way. Continue reading