July 4, 2012

AMAZING NEWS!

(not mine, in case the title just made you freak out lol)

Guys, guys! GUYYYYSSSSS. So you know how my amazingly talented CP, agent mate, and awesome sauce friend Mindee Arnett has a fabulous book called THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR (the first in a trilogy) coming out next year? And you know the part about how she's amazingly talented?



Well, she's now the author of two series because she sold another book!!!

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(This is how I imagine Mindee)


(and this too)

PLEASE GO CONGRATULATE HER!

OMG GUYS. This book. THIS BOOK. FINDING EDEN is legit one of the best YA scifi I have ever read. Ever. I love Jeth to ridiculous proportions. I am not even kidding.

This book is intense and clever and at times deliciously creepy, and I had so many FEELINGS while reading it.

At first I was like:


Ooh, I think I like you.

Then I was like:


*HEE* HI JETH

And then:


Whoa, this is kind of creeping me out here o_o (in the good way!)

And then STUFF REALLY STARTED TO GET DOWN and I was like:


RAAAWR

and


NOOOOOOOO

and I had SO MANY FEELINGS



And it was around this point that I realized I srsly LOVE this book:


LOOVEEEEE IT

But I kept alternating between



and



and by the end, I was completely emotionally exhausted.



BUT IN THE BEST WAY! Because, guys. I love this book.



It is SO FRACKING GOOD. When Mindee told me Super Agent Suzie had sold it, my reaction pretty much went like this:


OMG YAAAAY


*TEARS OF JOY*


YESSSSSSSSS


DIDN'T I SAY IT WOULD SELL? I TOTALLY SAID IT.


GO MINDEE GO!

I am thrilled beyond belief that Jeth's story is going to be shared with the world because now I can actually TALK about it. Well, sort of. I can't talk about the plot or anything, but I can point to the goodreads page and be like THIS BOOK YOU GUYS OMG THIS BOOK. And then other people can be like OKAY I'LL READ IT and I can be like 8D 8D 8D


EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK.

CONGRATS, MINDEE! *bwee*



Captain America says...



HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!


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July 2, 2012

Rambling about Brave

No writing-related post today. Instead, I'm just going to ramble a little about Brave.


I watched Brave last weekend, and I quite enjoyed it. Didn't fall head over heels in love like I did with How to Train Your Dragon, but I still really liked it.

I think what I loved the most about the movie, aside from the gorgeous animation and the soundtrack, was that it was about the love between a mother and daughter. Merida and Elinor were both, in their own ways, strong and capable women. And they were driven by familial love instead of romantic love, which was wonderfully refreshing.

If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know I'm a huge fan of stories about family relationships.

I liked that Merida and Elinor both displayed their strengths in different ways. Merida could rival Hawkeye in a shootout while Elinor could command silence and respect without saying a single word. There was value in each side, and they were able to see that by the end and find a compromise.

It was far from a perfect film, but I adored both Merida and Elinor, and I think the film did a great job with their characters.

What did you think? And, be honest now, did you cry? =P

 

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