Review of ‘Sword in the Stars’ (Once and Future, #2)

All hail Ara Azar, Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy, Sword in the Stars is not only an ingenious retelling but sheer perfection. Continue reading Review of ‘Sword in the Stars’ (Once and Future, #2)

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A Triumphant Return to the Endless Woods | Review of ‘Quests for Glory’ (The School for Good and Evil #4)

By Cynthia Ayala

Quests for Glory by Soman Chainani
HarperCollins
Image Credit: Goodreads

The students at the School for Good and Evil thought they had found their final Ever After when they vanquished the malevolent School Master. Now, on their required fourth-year quests, the students face obstacles both dangerous and unpredictable, and the stakes are high: success brings eternal adoration, and failure means obscurity forever. For their quests, Agatha and Tedros are trying to return Camelot to its former splendor as queen and king. For her quest, Dean Sophie seeks to mold Evil in her own image. But soon they all feel themselves growing more isolated and alone. When their classmates’ quests plunge into chaos, however, someone must lead the charge to save them…”

Published September 19, 2017, by HarperCollins Quests for Glory
by Soman Chainani is the fourth installment of his New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series bringing in new beginnings and new challenges for all.
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Weekly Reading List #109

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and a wonderful October up to now. I’ve been working hard on my novel New Girl. Final edits are coming along great so I’m on schedule for publication next year. Don’t know when I’ll get to book two though. It’s written but not typed. It’s hard to type without a desk so right now I’m just focusing on this novel and getting it out there. I’m going to try to get a 2019 pub date for the second novel but the way things are looking right now it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen and I definitely don’t want to rush it. Besides, I’m only halfway done with book three.

But I can’t be a writer if I don’t read and relax. So, on that note check out this week’s reading list.
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A Generic Fantasy Film | Review of ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’

By Cynthia Ayala

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword starring Charlie Hunnam, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law & Eric Bana Warner Bros. Pictures Image Credit: Goodreads

“Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not.”

—IMDB

Another film about King Arthur. Tales of his majesty and the realm of magic and swordsmanship have been adapted in many ways, from the big screen to the small screen. There hasn’t been an accurate adaptation of the tale since Excalibur and the Merlin miniseries, but pivotal characters weren’t left behind, weren’t forgotten in the telling of the stories. This film seems to have forgotten all about Merlin, Morgan Le Fay and Mordred and the pivotal parts they played in shaping up the Arthurian legend.

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Week 44 2013 | Part 2 | Comic Reviews

By: Cynthia A. Teen Titans Annual #2 My Future, My Enemy Okay, so this future cannot be the future of earth 1 because as events are right now, Gar is red, no longer green, and Rose was stabbed to “death” by her own father.  So again, not sure what exactly was happening in this issue.  It felt rushed, as though the author was trying to … Continue reading Week 44 2013 | Part 2 | Comic Reviews