Review of ‘Black Forest’

Black Forest is a dream of death, a collage of vignettes and grounded, concrete observations counterpoint the dreaminess of the novel, breathing life into it. Continue reading Review of ‘Black Forest’

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Flatlining Cheap Thrills | Review of ‘Flatliners’ (2017)

By Cynthia Ayala

Flatliners starring Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons & Kiefer Sutherland Sony Pictures Image Credit: IMDB

“Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.” —IMDB

Oh boy. Where to begin. First, let’s begin by saying that this film at the very least had a very strong beginning. As a reboot, there were parts where this film improved upon the original. It delved into their view of the afterlife, the energy was there, and the longer they stayed dead, the darker it seemed to get, much like the original. However, what It improves upon is the fright factor of their guilt, of what they have done in their lives which comes back to haunt them. It has the spook factor for about ¾’s of the film. You have the ghost’s of their guilt coming back to haunt them, something sinister and almost demonic hunting them.

That is about it. Continue reading “Flatlining Cheap Thrills | Review of ‘Flatliners’ (2017)”

May Book of the Month Poll

By Cynthia Ayala

Hello there readers! So here is the latest book of the month poll. If you want your book to win, remember to vote. And remember all winning books will get a featured book review. Happy reading folks! 

Oh and just click the image to vote, you’ll be redirected to Pollcaster where you can see check in and see if your book is winning the way you want it to. Continue reading “May Book of the Month Poll”

The Postpartum Effects of “Adam’s” Birth – An Essay

Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein has amazed audiences all around the world and has tingled the thoughts and minds of readers everywhere. There is so much to be said that will keep the novel alive for public consumption and thought. But one of the more riveting aspects of the novel is Victor’s clear and initial rejection of his creation, his son, from the beginning and the effects of the “birth” that follows[…] Continue reading The Postpartum Effects of “Adam’s” Birth – An Essay

The Legacies (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #1-3) | Book Review

Review by: Cynthia A. By: Pittacus Lore Published: July 10, 2012 Publisher: HarperCollins Series: Lorien Legacies Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Action/Adventure, Fantasy Three stories originally published as eBooks now in one paperback.  The Lost Files combines the stories of Six, Nine and the story of the Fallen Legacies.  Held captive, Six and Nine both fell into the traps of the Mogadorians.  Here are their … Continue reading The Legacies (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #1-3) | Book Review

Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles, #4) | Book Review

By: Cynthia A. By: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl Published: October 22, 2013 Publisher: Little, Brown Series: Caster Chronicles Genre: Young Adult, (Urban) Fantasy, Paranormal Romance Ethan Wate gave up his life not only for the girl of his dreams and the love of his life, but also for the Order of the Universe and for everyone he loves.  Now he has woken up in … Continue reading Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles, #4) | Book Review