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My Netflix Adventure: American Horror Story Seasons 1-4

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While my entire state was underwater, I spent the past week binging American Horror Story!

A while back I had checked out American Horror Story (by watching one episode) but I promptly decided it wasn’t for me. I remember liking the style but some of the more mature themes threw me off. That was years ago. This past week I was scrolling through Netflix— looking for something to watch— and I thought, why not give it another chance? Turns out I really enjoyed the show and I’m very glad I went back to watch it!
My favorite thing about American Horror Story is that each season has its own style. I love the idea of this anthology series where each actor plays a different character each season. It is a brilliant way to be sure the show doesn’t overstay its welcome by tiring out the same characters over and over again. This is also great because, while some might not like one season, they might like another. I personally found myself more of a fan of Murder House (Season one) and Coven (Season…

The Piper's Price Blurb and Cover Reveal

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Peter is plotting his retaliation against the latest bombing. Neverland needs an army, and Peter Pan is certain children will join him once they know what is at stake. The lost boys and girls are planning an invasion in suburbia to recruit, but in order to deliver their message, they will need the help of an old and dangerous associate—the infamous Pied Piper. Hunting him down will require a spy in in the real world, and Gwen soon finds herself in charge of locating the Piper and cutting an uncertain deal with him. She isn’t sure if Peter trusts her that much, or if he’s just trying to keep her away from him in Neverland. Are they friends, or just allies? But Peter might not even matter now that she's nearly home and meeting with Jay again. The Piper isn't the only one hiding from the adults' war on magic though, and when Gwen goes back to reality, she'll have to confront one of Peter's oldest friends… and one of his earliest enemies.
The Neverland Wars Links: Amazon

Bout of Books 17 Sign Up!

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Hello my fellow readers!

Many of you may know that I am a fan of the Bout of Books read-a-thon, so I found out about the upcoming read-a-thon and had to join! I need to get more reading done at the moment so this should be good for me. I’m not going in with a specific TBR or goal other than to simply read and have fun! For anyone not familiar with the Bout of Books read-a-thon, here is what you need to know…
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
For this read-a-thon I’m going to try to be more active on Twitter and give updates throughout …

MTV Scream Season 2 Discussion (Minor Spoilers)

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Season two of MTV Scream has come to a close, the Summer is ending and fall premieres will begin soon… :)

After I really enjoyed season one of MTVScream, I went into season two expecting at least an enjoyable story. The season started strong with a focus on Audrey, which immediately made me excited because I really like her character. I love the story of exploring Audrey’s past actions and feelings surrounding season one, and using that to lead into this season. This story was a clever way to connect the two seasons without completely rehashing the plot of season one.
Season two of Scream both introduces new characters and builds on old ones. I was very excited when Sean Grandillo (Eli) was introduces since he was one of the main reasons I checked out MTV Scream. Sean’s performance as Eli did not disappoint, I really liked his character and was very excited to see where things went by the end of the season. The character of Gustavo Acosta was very interesting. In the beginning, the show…

Under A Million Stars by Rita Branches Book Blitz

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Under A Million Stars
Rita Branches
Publication date: August 8th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces? Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away; it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident.
Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker. Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but something is holding Jake back. The more she spirals into the darkness of depression, the more she needs him. Jacob vowed to stay away from her—no matter how much he still loved her. Armed with secrets that would have destroyed both of their families, he chose to end their friendship and walk away, which nearly killed him. As he watches the girl he once knew begin to fade away, however, he realizes that their relationship is more important than the truth he’s hiding. Now it’s up to Jacob to put the pieces of Charlie’s broken he…

Unlocked by Margo Kelly Book Blitz

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Unlocked
by Margo Kelly
Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller
Release Date: October 1st 2016
Merit Press

Summary:


A provocative thriller involving hypnosis, mystery, love, and friendship!
Someone has been moving the stuffed pink elephant in Hannah's room. She thinks. And ants crawl over her hands, across the steering wheel, all the time. Don't they? They're what made her crash the car on the way home from the fair, and she wouldn't have freaked out, wouldn't have caused her friend's death, for no reason. But she doesn't know if a person is messing with her, if the paranormal is messing with her--or if she's just going psychotic like her dad before her.
When her friends bail, Hannah is left floundering. Not even her boyfriend Manny believes her, and new girl Chelsea is practically replacing her at school. Only artsy outsider and self-proclaimed occult expert, Plug, agrees to help Hannah find out the truth about hypnosis and demons, and even he can't help Hannah reclaim…

My Netflix Adventure: Stranger Things

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Well I was going to be productive yesterday… but then I started watching Stranger Things and watched the entire season in a day.

I had been hearing things about Stranger Things for the past few days but I hadn’t really payed attention until yesterday when I finally just decided to check it out and I’m really glad I did! The tone and feel of Stranger Things really reminded me of the movie Super 8 (does anyone remember that movie? XD) because it has a big focus on these kids and them getting in over their head while trying to find their friend.  The focus on children gives the show a very adventurous feel and adds a more lighthearted tone to be contrasted with the suspense. Stranger Things actually has a lot of suspense but it is never too scary. I can see a lot of people enjoying the show due to its adventurous tone and ability to still get serious and suspenseful when necessary.
Many people like to say that child actors are not usually good but the child actors are great throughout the…