Month: February 2014

What Hides Behind the Blue-Blooded Fangs?: “Bloody Valentine” Review (Blue Bloods, #7) | Emertainment Monthly


By: Cynthia Ayala ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer  Melissa de la Cruz’s Bloody Valentine is a Blue Bloods novella published on December 28, 2010 by Disney-Hyperion. The book is compiled together from three separate stories, all of which share matters of the heart as the common theme, allowing young adult readers to delve into mystery, urban fantasy, and above all, paranormal ro[…] Full review here: http://emertainmentmonthly.com/2014/02/27/what-hides-behind-the-blue-blooded-fangs-bloody-valentine-review-blue-bloods-5-5/

Hundreds of New Exoplanets Validated by Kepler Telescope Team – Scientific American


By Clara Moskowitz A huge new haul of planets has joined the tally of alien worlds discovered by NASA’s Kepler space telescope, scientists announced today. All of the new planets are members of multiplanet systems—stars with more than one orbiting satellite. Researchers used a new method for weeding out false signals from among the candidate planets found by Kepler, allowing them to add hundreds of “validated” planets to the count of Kepler’s finds. “We studied just over 1,200 sy[…] Read more here: []

The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Brings Back Marc Webb To Direct – CinemaBlend.com


By: Eric Eisenberg When you think about it, it’s pretty rare for the same director to helm a full trilogy of modern superhero movies. Tim Burton only made two Batmans, Jon Favreau only made two Iron Mans, and Bryan Singer only made two X-Men – not to mention the incredibly long list of filmmakers who only got a shot to direct one film in a trilogy. There are some exceptions to this of course, two being Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) and Christopher Nolan []

Is Harrison Ford In Negotiations For Two More Indiana Jones Movies? – CinemaBlend.com


By: Gabe Toro How old is too old to be an action hero? Harrison Ford was 66 when he suited up for Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, which at the time felt like a curtain call for the creaky box office legend. Steven Spielberg is no dummy, so he made sure to shoot and edit Ford well enough so that his increasing age wasn’t an issue. As a result, within the film, Ford looked like the most spry, []

Review: Character Evolution Through Time With “Passion” (Fallen #3) | Emertainment Monthly


By: Cynthia Ayala ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer  The third novel in the Fallen series written by Lauren Kate, Passion finally brings back the spark that was lacking in Torment (Fallen, #2) by weaving such themes as Angelic Mythology and Fantasy to create a captivating paranormal romance young adult novel. Published on May 8, 2012 by Delacorte Press, Passion picks up where the last book left off: Lucida is tra[…] Full review here: http://emertainmentmonthly.com/2014/02/25/review-character-evolution-through-time-with-passion-fallen-3/

Review: “The Goddess Test” Is Mythically Captivating (The Goddess Test, #1) | Emertainment Monthly


By: Cynthia Ayala ’16 / Emertainment MonthlyStaff Writer The Goddess Test, which follows Kate Winters as she moves from New York to the small town of Eden to take care of her ailing mother, is Book 1 in The Goddess Test series written by Aimée Carter.  Published in April 19, 2011 by Harlequin Teen, the novel begins by captivating young adult audiences as it incorporates mythological and urban fantasy genre with a paranormal romance tw[…] Full review here: http://emertainmentmonthly.com/2014/02/26/review-the-goddess-test-is-mythically-captivating-the-goddess-test-1/

New X-Men: Days Of Future Past Photos Reveal Scarlet Witch – CinemaBlend.com


By: Gabe Toro While X-Men: Days Of Future Past gears up for release, there remains a lot we don’t know about the film. Given the placement of certain characters within the onscreen mythos, it’s not a direct adaptation of the classic storyline. And with the impending production of X-Men: Apocalypse, we have a general idea that Days Of Future Past sets up more complications and story avenues within the X-universe. But ev[…] Read more here: http://www.cinemablend.com/m/new/X-Men-Days-Future-Past-Photos-Reveal-Scarlet-Witch-41805.html

Between love and duty | Cyn’s Book Review of Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods, #7)


By: Cynthia A. By: Melissa de la Cruz Published: January 15, 2013 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Series: Blue Bloods Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Young Adult Schuyler Van Alen is running out of time. The Dark Prince of Hell is storming the Gates of Paradise, intent on winning the heavenly throne for good. This time he has his greatest angels by his side, Abbadon and Azrael—Jack and Mimi Force, as they are known in the Coven.  Or so he thinks. Even as Lucifer assigns Jack and []

Rampage Against Cats | Donate Now! – Alley Cat Allies


By: Becky Robinson, President and Founder | Alley Cat Allies Some officials in a Michigan community are going on a rampage against cats. Macomb County Animal Shelter recently adopted important lifesaving policies for cats—but a group of cities in the county are rebelling. They want to keep killing cats. This shows that even when communities make progress, some cling to ineffective policies. Policies that cause cats to be killed. Killing cats can never be the answer. With cats’ lives in danger in []