Weekly Reading List #31

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. It’s funny, every Saturday I get home from work, I play with my kitten and then I pass out for a few hours. I’m just so tired after work, school and the gym, and I guess taking care of my kitten leaves me a little exhausted as well. So far, my life has been pretty good. Schools going well and I’m already in my 4th week, just 10 more to go. It seems so long and yet so short of a time span.
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Powerfully Entertaining | Review of ‘The Storybook of Legends’ (Ever After High #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

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‘The Storybook of Legend’s by
Shannon Hale
Little, Brown and Company

At Ever After High, fairy tales are real, based on students’ decisions to sign the fabled Storybook of Legends and take on the roles of their ancestors, to be the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens. They don’t have a choice, just a destiny that will determine their lives, forever. But Raven Queen doesn’t want to be the next Evil Queen, she doesn’t want to sign the Storybook of Legends. But there is cost that could mean both the end of her story and her life.
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A Darker Tone with A Lot of Light | Review of ‘Cress’ (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)

By Cynthia Ayala

‘Cress’ by Marissa Meyer
Feiwel & Friends

Cinder is still on the run, but she has a plan. Alongside her newfound friends, Scarlet, Wolf, and Thorne, Together, their daring plan to stop the royal wedding and overthrow Queen Levana, they’re just missing one thing: their hacker friend Cress who is imprisoned on a satellite by the Lunar people. When their rescue goes awry, the crew must find their way back to one another if they have any chance of saving the world and Emperor Kai.

The third novel in the young adult fantasy series Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer, published on February 4, 2014, by Feiwel & Friends, Cress continues the adventures of Cinder and her gang of misfits as they try to save Earth, the Emperor Kai, and destroy the plans of the evil Queen Levana.
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Weekly Reading List #30

By Cynthia Ayala

Hello there avid readers! So I will be starting a new segment next Month to choose a book of the month. I don’t know if it will be books that are coming out, books I’ve already read in the past during that month or even a mixture of the two. Leave your opinions in the comments section and let me know what you think about the idea. Publishers and authors, if you’re interested, let me know!

Anyway, here is my weekly reading list, and again, all synopsis are courtesy of Goodreads. Happy reading!
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A New Emotional Level to The Zombie Genre | Review of ‘Maggie’

By Cynthia Ayala

'Maggie' starring Arnold Schwarzenegger & Abigail Breslin Lionsgate Films/Roadside Attractions
‘Maggie’ starring Arnold Schwarzenegger & Abigail Breslin
Lionsgate Films/Roadside Attractions

After his daughter is infected with a virus that transforms her into a zombie, a small-town farmer will stop at nothing to save her.

—Google

Maggie stars Abigail Breslin and Arnold Schwarzenegger as a father and daughter living in a world where the zombie disease has affected the world in the way it affects most zombie films. But here, the government seem to have a handle on the situation provided that the people follow some simple rules about containment and quarantine. Easy enough, that’s basic Zombie containment 101 for any Zombie film to prevent more outbreaks.
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Review: ‘After Alice’ Explores New Realms outside Wonderland – Emertainment Monthly

By Cynthia Ayala ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

After-Alice-Gregory-Maguire-326x245Ada, Alice’s closest friend, follows her friend down the rabbit hole in order to bring her home going on her own adventure through the nonsensical Wonderland where her own ideas and ideals are put into question and the world of Oxford England reacts to the disappearance of these two young girls[…]
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A Brilliant and Imaginative Ending | Review of ‘The Ashes of Worlds’ (The Saga of Seven Suns, #7)

By Cynthia Ayala

‘The Ashes of Worlds’ by Kevin J. Anderson
Orbit

The war is coming to an end. Basil has lost the last threads of humanity and sanity he had, alienating the other factions of the universe. The Faeros, bound to the mad imposter Rusa’h, have invaded Ildiria and only Jora’h can stop them. The Klikiss have regrouped and are now invading the Earth and only King Peter and the Confederation can come to their aid, pitting the Earth Defense Forces against the Confederation. Intrigue, secrets and lies are all starting to unravel and the people are trying to save themselves and all of humanity against the elemental monsters and those who would have them all dead.
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Weekly Reading List #29

By Cynthia Ayala

Hello there fellow readers! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful year so far. It has been very somewhat depressing with the deaths of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, both who were amazing in everything that they did. They will forever be missed, that’s definite.

Now, if you have been staring at your bookshelf wondering what to read next, here’s something for you. Check out this weeks reading list courtesy of my interest. If your like me with a reading list so long, here is something to make what to read next a little easier. Happy reading!
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Good, but not Great | Review of ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip’

By Cynthia Ayala

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Trip starring Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney & Jason Lee 20th Century Fox

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami…and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother

    —Google

Not bad, but not great either. I’m a person who loves the chipmunks. I think they are adorable and have a lot of heart and humor to them. This film was no exception to that but the story did feel forced, and most of that was tied to the character Miles, played by Josh Green.
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