Weekly Reading List #35

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Nothing new with me, just a little sore throat, lots of post-natal drip, not that you needed or wanted to know that, but anyway I hope everyone is doing great and is enjoying these lists of what’s to come with regards to my book reviews and reading lists. So lets get to it!

As always, just gotta put this little disclaimer here that all the synopsis and photos are courtesy of Goodreads.
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‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Forms a Perfect Circle | Review of ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’

By Cynthia Ayala

Kung Fu Panda 3 starring Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman & J. K. Simmons
20th Century Fox
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Living large and loving life, Po realizes that he has a lot to learn if he is going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor. After reuniting with his long-lost father, Po must transition from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters. Together, the kung-fu brethren unite to take on the evil Kai, a supernatural warrior who becomes stronger with each battle.

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Kung-Fu Panda 3 is the third and film in the Kung-Fu Panda franchise and delivers laughs and love on every level.
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Weekly Reading List #34

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! I hope that everyone is having a great week. I had a wonderful weekend mainly because my fiancé came to visit! Yay! He is so sweet, he even came to class with me and we went to see Deadpool, it was a wonderful weekend.

But that doesn’t really matter does it. You’re here for books! So here is my latest reading list to help you decide what you want to read next or even inspire you to start your own reading list…if you don’t already have one. As always, all synopsis’s are courtesy of Goodreads. Continue reading “Weekly Reading List #34”

A Sad and Wonderful Tale | Review of ‘Fairest’ (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5)

By Cynthia Ayala

Fairest
Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Feiwel & Friends
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Before she was the Queen of Luna, she was just a princess, the forgotten daughter who would never be queen, and would go down in history as nobody. Lost and lonely, she was just a young girl, hopelessly in love with a soldier, smart and with a terrible secret. This is how she became the Evil Queen.

The bridge between Cress and Winter, Fairest is another novel in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series. January 27, 2015, by Feiwel & Friends, this story tells the tale of Queen Levana, the monstrous vindictive Evil Queen of Luna. But her story builds her character and the world where she came from giving readers a fascinating look at who she was before she became how readers know her.
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Review: “Wolfen” Thrives on Hope for Humanity – Emertainment Monthly

By Cynthia Ayala ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

8c262fc208a80dfa78ced474506e24e8160bdd2b-326x245The quest for genetic perfection has led to the creation of a new subspecies—the Wolfen, the pinnacle of scientific achievements. But they weren’t all that was made when man played God. Their counterparts, the Converts—creatures more beast than man—brought the world to its knees. Two decades later, humans are […] Continue reading “Review: “Wolfen” Thrives on Hope for Humanity – Emertainment Monthly”

Powerful Realism within Fantasy | Review of ‘Half Wild’ (The Half Bad Trilogy #2)

By Cynthia Ayala

‘Half Wild’ by Sally Green
Viking Juvenile
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There are two warring factions of witches living in modern-day England and seventeen-year-old Nathan is caught in the middle of it. Being of both factions, White Witches and Black Witches — considered an abomination — hunted for his blood and abilities. But now the balance is being warped and a mad man of self-righteousness is bringing all the factions together against him and his high code, and they need one thing: Nathan and his power.

Published March 24, 2015 by Viking Juvenile, Half Wild is the second novel of Sally Green‘s young adult fantasy Half Bad Trilogy.
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A New Sound for Star Wars

By Cynthia Ayala

Star Wars is following the trend of becoming electronic with their announcement of Star Wars Headspace, a compilation album produced by Rick Rubin, who was quoted to say “you’ve never heard star wars music like this.”

Star Wars has a history of being classical but unique. The musicians created various sounds to meet the tempo of the film, something classical and acoustic. But now it’s changing. Meet Star Wars Headspace. Continue reading “A New Sound for Star Wars”