Month: March 2014

The Captivating Finale | “Rapture” Review (Fallen, #4) | Emertainment Monthly


By: Cynthia Ayala ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer Rapture is an amazing conclusion to the Fallen series written by Lauren Kate. Published in June 2012 by Delacorte Press, Rapture continues the tortured love story of Lucinda Price and Daniel Grigori. Because their overruling love for one another forces them to defy God and Lucifer, their love is cursed. Time and time again, whenever they meet and love one another, Lucinda suffers and dies. However, this time around, the rules have changed, []

Moving Beyond Consoles: The Future of Metal Gear Solid – GameSpot


By Peter Brown There are many relevant video game series that began in the 1980s, but very few have retained their cachet as well as Metal Gear has. After 27 years, it seems as though interest in the legendary stealth series continues to grow, and though dozens of hands touch each game, including notable Metal Gear vets Yuji Korekado and Ken-ichiro Imaizumi, it’s director Hideo Kojima and art director Yoji Shinkawa who are widely regarded as the head chefs in the kitchen. []

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Goddess Scorned | “Goddess Interrupted” Review (Goddess Test, #2) | Emertainment Monthly


By: Cynthia Ayala ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Review Goddess Interrupted is the second book in the Goddess Test series written by Aimée Carter. Published on March 27, 2012 by Harlequin Teen, this novel picks up three months after The Goddess Test.  Kate Winters is immortal and lives by the standards created by Hades.  But upon her return, she discovers one of her new, god-given gifts: sight that allows her to see those far away. Its timing is bittersweet. Kate is able []

Sony making a Last of Us movie — Who would you cast as Joel and Ellie? – GameSpot


By Eddie Makuch The Last of Us was praised for its strong story and now the PlayStation 3 action game is getting a movie adaptation. Before you shrug your shoulders or roll your eyes, consider the talent behind the project. Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann will write the script for the film, according to Deadline’s exclusive story. And Naughty Dog co-presidents Eva[…] Read more here: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-making-a-last-of-us-movie-who-would-you-cast-as-joel-and-ellie/1100-6418155/

This Title Isn’t Bragging | “Perfect” Review (Pretty Little Liars, #3)


By: Cynthia Ayala’ 16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer Perfect is the third installment in the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard.  Published on August 21, 2007 by HarperTeen, it’s a unique blend of genres, coupling the classic coming-of-age motif with mystery, thriller and suspense, allowing young adult readers to expand their tastes. The blend builds a story about four estranged friends in their junior year of high school pulled together by eerie events that threaten their lives. Full review here: []

Daft Punk and Jay Z Team for “Computerized”: Listen | News | Pitchfork


By Carrie Battan and Amy Phillips “Computerized”, a previously unreleased collaboration between Jay Z and Daft Punk, has surfaced. We can confirm that it is, in fact, real. Although no information is available about when it was recorded or if it will see release, “Computerized” seems to have been made before the Samsung-sponsored days of Magna Carta Holy Grail: “Start ma[…] Read more here: http://m.pitchfork.com/news/54296-daft-punk-and-jay-z-team-for-computerized-listen/

Something wicked this way comes | Cyn’s Book Review of Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family, #1)


By: Cynthia A. By: Melissa de la Crux Published: June 21, 2011 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Series: The Beauchamp Family Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, (Young) Adult The three Beauchamp women–Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid–live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their beautiful, mist-shrouded town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret–they are powerful witches banned from using their magic. Joanna can resurrect people []

Secrets, Secrets Hurt Someone | “Pretty Little Liars” Review (Pretty Little Liars #1) | Emertainment Monthly


By: Cynthia Ayala ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer This book is a strong launch for a suspenseful series. The moment readers pick it up they’ll be enraptured by the prologue that has breathed life into a bestselling series. Pretty Little Liars, published October 1, 2006 by Harper Collins begins with five girls in 7th grade at an annual sleepover.  When they get into a bit of an argument, the head girl of the crew, Alison DiLaurentis, walks off into the night []