Showing posts from September, 2016

Freebie Friday (89) Free Young Adult Paranormal, Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Ebooks

It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! Each week I compile a list of books that I've found for FREE and share them with all of you! All you have to do is click on the Purchase button and it will take you to the purchase page for that book. Unless noted all books are first in the series. All titles have been linked to Goodreads for your convenience.

Young Adult (Paranormal,Horror)
The Scarlet Thread by D.S. Murphy [Purchase]
My name is Kaidance Monroe, and sometimes when I touch people, I see how they die. After I saw my little brother's death but failed to stop it, my parents abandoned me to a juvenile detention facility. I don't let people touch me anymore. Not my fingertips, not my skin, not my heart.

Just before I turned 18, I got a visit from a cute guy, who tricked me into giving up my secrets. He said I was special, but he wasn't the only searching for me. I barely escaped with my life. Now I'm in a mansion, learning how to con…

Review: Insects by John Koloen

A deadly carnivorous insect.
A group of scientists trapped in the remote rainforest.
One horror filled night.

Entomologist Howard Duncan has a generous grant and a wealthy lover. Now he's on the verge of a find in the Brazilian rainforest that will reenergize his career: the rarely sighted reptilus blaberus, an insect like no other.

But something has changed - nature has started producing an antidote to the fungal infection that previously held the insect population in check. Skeletons provide Duncan and his team with an ominous first clue about the potential consequences.

And as the hunters become the hunted, the team must fight for their lives if they want to survive the terror-filled night.

*Small Spoilers Below

Insects was a book I picked up on Amazon after seeing it pop up as a recommend read. As soon as I read the premise I knew this was a book I needed in my life. I love books that take something as simplistic as a jungle dwelling insect and make them terrifying. Now throw in a gr…

From Page to Screen (82) The Girl on the Train, Fallen, Inferno & more!!

2016 has been a remarkable year for Book to film conversions thus far and that momentum does not seem to be slowing down at all. So far this year we've seen film adaptations of books ranging anywhere from the cult classic Pride, Prejudice and Zombies to best selling novels The 5th Wave , Allegiant and the lesser known but still brilliant  13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi  .

Hollywood it seems has been bit by the book bug and I for one cannot wait to see what works get converted in the future (Please, please Joe McKenna's Dead City). For now though let's stick with the films being released in the back half of the year. I'm choosing to exclude Fantastic Beasts because I've mentioned it already in a previous post. With that being said and in no particular order here are some of my most anticipated still yet to be released.

1.) The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins  Film Release Date: October 5, 2016 Director: Tate Taylor Run Time: 112…

Book Trailer Tuesday (125) Doll Bones by Holly Black & The Female of The Species by Mindy McGinnis

Book Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released. This week I focus my spotlight on Doll Bones by Holly Black & The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis.

Available Now:Doll Bones by Holly BlackZach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for ever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach’s father throws out all his toys, declaring he’s too old for them. Zach is furious, confused and embarrassed, deciding that the only way to cope is to stop playing . . . and stop being friends with Poppy and Alice. But one night the girls pay Zach a visit, and tell him about a series of mysterious occurrences. Poppy swears that she is now being haunted by a china doll – who claims that it is made from the ground-up…

Manga Monday (9) Pokémon Generations Anime

Hey everyone, welcome back to another Manga Monday! Last Tuesday Pokémon International announced that they will be launching a series of animated shorts titled Pokémon Generations on Youtube Friday September 16th. Pokémon Generations will run for 18 episodes before concluding on December 23, 2016. Each episode will be between 3-5 minutes in length and will cover stories from the first through sixth generations of Pokémon games

Pokémon Generations will be a way for fans to look back at each generation of the Pokémon video game series. The creators promise that these shorts will give fans the chance to delve deeper into the characters and places they love all while telling new stories not exactly covered in the games.

Check out the Pokémon Generations trailer below and don't forget to subscribe, hit that like button and share the love.

_______________________________________ Well I guess that's about it for this week. Are you excited for Pokémon Generations ? Which game is you…

Zurvival Saturday (128) Movie Review: Train to Busan

Hey ya'll, I'm back this week with a Movie Review for the South Korean film, Train To Busan. This is a film I've wanted to see since first hearing about it at the beginning of Summer and this week I finally had the chance!

Sok-woo and his daughter Soo-ahn are boarding the KTX, a fast train that shall bring them from Seoul to Busan. But during their journey, the train is overrun by zombies which kill several of the train staff and other passengers.While the KTX is shooting towards Busan, the passengers have to fight for their lives against the zombies. (Taken from IMDb)

*Small Spoilers Below
Train to Busan was one of my most anticipated Horror films of 2016. Not only were the clips being released actually terrifying but the buzz around the Internet was positive as well. Needless to say I had to see this.

Train to Busan takes a very simple plot (zombies on a train) and turns it into a terrifying thrill ride. Imagine being stuck on a bullet train unable to escape the hordes …

Review: Snow and Ash (Endless Winter #1) by Theresa Shaver

Bomb after bomb dropped across the globe sending the world tumbling into a seemingly never ending nuclear winter. 
Skylar Ross is ten that day when she’s ripped from dance classes and sleepovers to being an orphan in a prepper’s paradise of a mountain bunker. Her determination to protect her baby brother keeps her locked away with nothing but responsibility and loneliness. Her father’s words are a continuous echo, “Trust no one. Help no one.” 

Rex Larson is eleven that day. He’s left stranded on the side of the road in a strange place far from home when his mother dies the first day. With his own small brother to look after he is lost and alone. Rex has no choice but to trust complete strangers with his and his brother’s future. 

Two different survivors in two different circumstances spend the next seven years trying to survive until an explosive meeting changes both their courses and lives forever. Trust is almost impossible when your whole life is spent in the Snow & Ash. 

*Small S…

Let's Reminisce Together (6) Oh Avonlea, How I have missed you.

Netflix recently announced that they'd be bringing Anne of Green Gables back to small screen in collaboration with CBC (that's the Canadian Broadcasting Company in case you're wondering).

Anne of Green Gables is a series of novels written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne of Green Gables was first published back in 1908 and told the story of an orphaned teenaged girl in 1890, Anne Shirley. After being in and out of orphanages and serving as a nanny for thankless employers, Anne winds up being adopted by Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, siblings in their fifties and sixties . Though they had wanted a strong boy to help with the field work, they eventually welcome the very female Anne into their lives.

Now I don't know about you but I loved the original mini-series and it's spin off Road to Avonlea that premiered several years later. I used to own the entire series of books and devoured them all one summer much to the surprise of my librarian. I was such a huge fan that my…