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Shadowhunters TV Show Review of Episodes 1 & 2

I was pleseantly suprised when I was watching the tv show. Yes, there were a lot of things that bugged me about it, but for the most part, I understood why they changed the things that they did. I think seeing how much of a train wreck the movie was made me a little more prepared for the changes in the show, because I understand that the book doesn’t necessarily translate well into video format. I think episode 2 was better than episode 1, mostly because they dropped several one-liners from the books about, like, Izzy’s cooking and “Shadowhunters looking better in black…” The firsy time I watched them, I saw it through rose colored glasses, and by that I mean that I was expecting it to be horrible, so when I first saw them, I didn’t notice all the things that were weird. The second time I watched them, my friend and I started writing out lists while we watched them of the things we liked or didn’t like. I made a list for the second episode, which is here: 

What’s with the rune that takes away the glamour on the institute?

How did seeing the institute mean there is a war?

Stupid circle rune

Jace’s father wasnt killed in the circle revolt jace wasnt even born at the time

“The runes may be less lethal (than izzy’s cooking)”

“Dont eat the food”

And luke transforms in the middle of a freaking parking lot

Fairchild name drop

Hodge sounds like he had a crush on jocelyn

Stupid rune curse why the hell wouldnt he be able to talk about the circle?

Hodge sounds like he’s on drugs

The mortal cup does not let people control demons, he did that with demon blood

How would hodge have made a deal with valentine if he couldnt talk about the circle without falling over?

Because that is the first thing that comes to mind when someone in a traumatic situation is a memory wipe spell. 

Izzy room has white which is a shadowhunter mourning color

FORSAKEN!!

Ew that was just creepy (he’a the ultimate protector) you are basically his freaking sister and it sounds like you have a crush on him

What is up with Luke’s boss? She has been in it too much to not have anything to do with the shadow world

If jace’s father died in the revolt that means jace was ten which would have meant he was eleven years older than clary because jocelyn was barely pregnant at the time of the revolt

The seelie dont work with the clave even involving valentine so how would the clave send seelie scouts

Weird freaking necklace

Shadowhunter mobile!

They finally called dot dorothea

I thought they were gonna get to talk to magnus! I was waiting for Alec to meet him, plus magnus was never THAT hostile towards shadowhunters

Yes, let’s follow the weird necklace visions

Pan~demon~ium

Why are they afraid of the silent brothers?

The city of bones

Ugh the city of bones is supposed to be in a cemetery 

“Are you kidding me? I was born afraid, which sounded a lot better in my head.”

She tried to freaking tell you but you wouldnt listen

Yes, it makes perfect sense that the reason you felt out of place is because you were part of a secret race of demon hunters so you shouldn’t be at all worried

Did he inject her with demon blood bc it’s black?

Why does mundane blood hurt shadownunters and demon blood hirt warlocks? Shadowhunters are half human half angel and warlocks are half human half demon so why does their blood hurt them?

Rune in the graffiti 

Soul sword

Why would she die?

Jace wouldn’t have let her done anything he thought would hurt her

You’re clary freaking fray

Why would the rune energy kill a mundane?

God, izzy is an obnoxious flirt

Does his captain know he is a werewolf? Because she is a little too suspicious if she thinks he is normal

Witchlight!

The descent into hell is easy

Looking better in black than the widows over our enemies

It’s cute, you assume i have feelings. I dont. 

I circle members forfeit their right to be buried there, does that mean mayrse and robert wouldn’t be buried there either?

The silent brothers masks look like air dry clay from michaels or something

Where’s “it” going?

Of course there is already a vampire in the truck

Why wouldn’t they check if she was actually asleep before talking about what they are hiding from her?

Why did she find out about valentine so early?

Stop wasting time talking to jocelyn and get the hell out of there

The other guy had a seizure after being stabbed and this guy died fairly peacefully

So is dot dead now?

You think clary is a spy? Why would she tell jace that valentine was her father if she was a spy?

Still no rat simon in the show
I am going to try and post some more of these as the season goes on so I can see how my opinions change as the show progresses. I want to give it some leeway for a while, because they have a lot to try and set up, so I don’t want to judge it on the littlw things yet, but it has potential. 

Tell me what you thought about the show. Were there certain things that bothered you? Things you liked? Things you hope are included/changed later in the season?

RAWR!!

2016 Reading Challenges

Wow, it’s weird writing 2016. It feels like just yesterday it was 2015… Oh wait! Anyways, the new year is a time to set goals for yourself, and these are the goals I have set for myself this year.

First off, I want to read 50 books this year. I am starting my senior year of high school soon, which means I am looking at and applying to colleges this year, so my life may be a little hectic, but I think this is a fair goal, especially since I came so close last year.

Another challenge I was interested in trying out this coming year is the Once Upon a Book Challenge created by Books for Thought. The challenge is to read as many retellings as you can. There are more details on points in her post on it, which is linked in the name, but I think it will be fun. Also it is nice to have a challenge where I can’t really fail. Plus I want to get more into retellings since I have loved the ones I have read so far.

I also want to try and write more reviews on here. I have finally caught up on the books I read last year, so those should be coming up soon, but I want to try and post a review within about a week of reading it if at all possible.

What are your goals for 2016? Anything new, fun, or exciting?

RAWR!!

I am finally reading Harry Potter!!

I know, I know I should have read it a while ago, but at least I am reading it now! I have seen all the movies and absolutely loved them, so a while back, I read the first book, but here’s the thing, I HATED Dobby! He scared me so much when I was younger that I couldn’t get through the second book. Even now I still can’t watch the second movie, because he gives me nightmares. I used to be scared to go in my room at night because I thought that I would find him jumping on my bed and he would disappear, trashing my room or something.

Anyways, now that I have explained how I managed to go sixteen years without reading the Harry Potter books, I can finally get to reading them! My friend and I determined that we are going to read them over break, because she has never read them either, and our families are going to Universal together this summer, so we have to finish all of them before we go. She is ahead of me right now, almost done with the fourth one, while I just finished the second book, but I figured posting something on here might keep me accountable (not that that has ever really worked in the past).

If you’ve read it, who’s your favorite character? What’s your favorite book? Did you like the movies? If you haven’t read it, you should start reading them so we can read them together!

RAWR!!

NaNoWrimo 2015 Update and Tag

So I have made the commitment to join some of my fellow insane writers and write 50,000 words in 30 days. We’ll see how this goes. This year, I am writing kind of a SciFi/Fantasy novel. So far it is not at all like I planned, but I kind of like the direction it’s rolling in, so I am just going to let it go. I have just pasted the 10k mark, so I am on track, but I still have another 1,667 words to write today. I decided to do the NaNoWriMo tag, created by Kristina Horner on youtube, so without further ado, here it is.

The Questions:

1. How many times have you done NaNoWriMo?

This will be my second year “participating”. I put that in quotes because even though I technically joined last year, I quit about a week in do to stress. So this will be my first year taking it seriously.

2. How did you first find out about NaNoWriMo?

I first found out about NaNoWriMo at my first book signing with Sarah J Maas, Erin Bowman, Susan Dennard, and Kat Zhang. I think it was Kat who brought up that she had done NaNo in the past, and since I really looked up to her (and still do) I decided I should give it a go. But I technically didn’t do it until a year later.

3. What was the name of the first novel you attempted with NaNo?

I think I named it “A Chained Crown” or something like that, I don’t know because I deleted the draft at some point.

4. Give us a 1 sentence summary of what you’re writing this year.

A girl living on the streets develops powers and goes on a journey to find out more about her past and why she has this strange ability.

5. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?

Get your inner editor to shut up and just write. I personally have a problem with this because I am kind of a grammar nerd when I am reading things, but I have an inability to use the correct grammar as I am writing, so when I read a line and it doesn’t sound right, which is most of the time, I tend to delete it right away, thereby diminishing my word count. This year I have avoided rereading any scenes, and even though my style isn’t quite where I want it to be, I am trying to get the story out, and I figure that the rewriting process will be easier once I know the story line.

6. Did you ever take a year off from NaNo? Why?

No, but this is only my second year, and like I said earlier I don’t count the first year.

7. What’s your biggest inspiration when figuring out what to write?

I have this huge notebook filled with all the things that inspire me. I often get inspired by things that I have read in the past, or tv shows I am watching. I also tend to get ideas from random dreams that I write in there. The story I am currently writing was an old idea I came up with a while ago that kind of spun out of control. It started as a kind of Maximum Ride meets The Darkest Minds kind of thing, but at this point it is completely different and I have no idea what to compare it to.

8. Read us the first sentence from one of your novels.

I guess I will have to use this one since the old one no longer exists, so here goes:

“You never know how fast you can run until you have something to run away from.”

Kind of cheesy, but I suck at beginnings and it needs to start somewhere.

9. Why do you love writing?

I have trouble expressing myself in words, so I find writing a good way to get my ideas into the world, without the stress that speaking gives me. I also love reading books and have had amazing experiences with certain books, so I want to be able to give someone else that experience that I have had.

So that’s the NaNoWriMo tag! Tell me in the comments if you are participating. What’s your novel about? Add me as a buddy if you are doing it! My username is Secretwriter99. Now I better get back to writing because if I get behind there is no freaking way I will be able to catch back up.

RAWR!!

Drakon by Reveca Beauregard Cover Reveal!!!

   
 Releases on November 17, 2015 

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Scarlett Kingfin was forced to run when her life went up in flames, literally. Her home was scorched, and her sister was missing. She was armed with nothing more than a set of coordinates and a fierce temper.

Her twisted path led Scarlett right into the lair of Draxton Drakon, the ruling alpha dragon shifter of the Drakon Clan. His kind owned the seas. Sailing through mystic barriers, they often returned home with their spoils—to the home Scarlett had forgotten. Much like she had forgotten she was his mate, the missing half to his fiery soul.

Strife, tension, and undeniable magnetism stand between the lovers when they’re face to face again. Her presence not only represents a broken royal vow, but also spurs a wicked prophecy of a lethal war between the immortals. Explosions, kidnappings, unveiled truths, and twisted rivalry shroud Draxton and Scarlett’s every step. Their dragons deep within are invincible. Will the hearts of the man and woman be strong enough to survive the hell their rise will inflame?