Saturday, October 27, 2018

A Book Review of Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

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Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire-for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past...

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Series: Throne of Glass (Book 4)
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; Reprint edition (September 6, 2016)
Page Count: 672 pages

This is my favorite book of the Throne of Glass series so far! I love it when all of the threads put into motion throughout a series collide. There were just so many epic parts in this book!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Language of Worlds September/October 2018

I’m finally doing one of these on time. Yay! I know I just did an interview with Einer but I still want to get to know him a bit more because of his involvement in Black Hood’s so I’m focusing on him for this linkup. I’ll also answer questions for him since he’s such a grump. -_- If you want to participate in this link up, check out Liv's blog!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT: So Your Character is ... Hiatus

So Your Character is ... is going on hiatus for the remainder of 2018 mostly due to lack of posts but also because I want to downsize post frequency for the rest of the year starting in November. But posts will be back to the regular frequency in 2019. I’m hoping to have more Character Is posts built up by January so it can go back to consistency. If you’d like to volunteer for the project please get in touch with me! Thank you, everyone, for your continual support! 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Pixar and Standalones: When Sequels Work and When They Don't

75% of the time I adore sequels. Usually, the middle book/movie of a series is my favorite and I love seeing an epic series build up to a conclusion, but if anything Pixar and anime have made me realize it's that standalones can have their own magic. Sometimes a story can be complete in itself and stretching it out with a sequel can actually cheapen the story instead of building it up.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Interview with Chalmers (Black Hood)!

Hey, everybody! It's time for Chalmer's character interview. Thanks again for the great questions! Let's get started. *turns in Tonight Show set up to Chalmers * Good afternoon, Chalmers.

Good afternoon. I'm happy to be here. *scars stretch on his face as he smiles*

Good. Are you ready for the questions?

Yes of course.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

So Your Character Has Lupus ... Featuring Demi @ The Lupie Momma

I've heard about Lupus but I've never known anyone who's had it, so I'm happy to have Demi on the blog to talk about her journey.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Writing Lessons from Movies: The Godfather

Last month I finally watched the iconic film The Godfather. If you’re too young to know about that film that whole sequence with the shrews in Zootopia was a reference to The Godfather. There are references to it in many other movies as well. It’s about an Italian mafia family in the 40s and the one son who’s ashamed of his father’s business but when his father aka The Godfather is the victim of a hit he has to get involved. When I saw it I was pleasantly surprised that the movie aged really well. The acting is very good ahead of its time I might say (the movie was made in the 70s) and the story is engaging. I mean if a film can make me care about a dangerous mafia family it’s got to be doing something right. 

Warning: Spoilers

Friday, October 12, 2018

Questions for Chalmers (Black Hood)!

Hey, guys! I need questions for another Black Hood character! His name is Chalmers and he’s relatively new and has a big part in Black Hood so I need to get to know him before NaNo! 

Chalmers is seventeen-year-old and the third oldest of seven siblings. He’s a Silver Hood with the ability to mimic an enfield and his mother is the leader and his father a skilled doctor and recently he met his cousin Mor. For his entire life, he has lived in hiding with his nearly extinct race to avoid being completely wiped out by secret police. Though he has the ability to fly and use fox senses in combat, he rather just fly into a tree and sit and read for hours. Chalmers enjoys tinkering with inventions. He’s created many advances in his race’s technology in his short years, but he really wants to share them with others in the world instead of just his small community to benefit them. 

Leave your questions in the comments or in the form if you'd wish to remain anonymous or if you're having trouble with the comments. Chalmers will answer them next Friday! Thank you! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

So Your Character Has Cancer ... Featuring ZitaAnne Reno

I've known a lot of people who have had cancer and have either won or lost the battle. It's a scary thing. I know a lot of books feature characters with cancer including The Fault in Our Stars and A Monster Calls but are these really accurate? I'm honored to have ZitaAnne on the blog who actually volunteered to talk about her experience. Please welcome her.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Monthly Summary: September 2018

I felt like September was a month of mostly waiting. I'm yearning for the cool weather of fall to come but it's still hot. XD The month still had its highlights though!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2018 Report

This was my first solo con in a while since my usual con buddies couldn't make it, but I was not missing this convention because of the amazing lineup. There were seven actors I wanted to hit, so most of the convention was standing in line but it was totally worth it.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

So Your Character Has Cyclothymia ... Featuring Lily @ Lily the Lost Girl

I've actually never heard of Cyclothymia before I came across Lily. It's apparently similar to Bipolar Disorder but with some differences, so I'm happy to have Lily on to share.