A Look Back | Review of ‘Constantine’

By Cynthia Ayala

You know, this movie gets a lot of heat for being bad but you know I love it. I love Keanu Reeve’s as an actor, especially when he doesn’t talk because he blends into the characters. Moreover, this film, I mean it’s good. I love it. Continue reading “A Look Back | Review of ‘Constantine’”

“The House of Shattered Wings” Is Historical Fiction With a Divine Twist (Dominion of the Fallen #1) – Emertainment Monthly

By Cynthia Ayala ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

91AGRKR1HTL-174x131“The House of Shattered Wings” takes the historical novel into new territory, combining angelic mythology and urban fantasy to make a fascinating mystery story. […] Continue reading ““The House of Shattered Wings” Is Historical Fiction With a Divine Twist (Dominion of the Fallen #1) – Emertainment Monthly”

Historical Fiction with a Divine Twist | Review of ‘The House of Shattered Wings’ (Dominion of the Fallen #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
Roc

Paris has survived the Great Houses War, a War created by the Fallen Angels and their houses. Their blood and their essence has polluted the air. While the citizens continue to live on and fight for survival among their ailing country the war of politics continues on. Something from the past has come to undo House Silverspires, once the leader of the power games now a house in disarray. Something in the shadows is stalking them and killing innocents who come and go. But there are three people who might be able to save it: a naive and powerful fallen angel, an alchemist with a terrible addiction and a seemingly young man from the Far East. But are they powerful enough to undo the sins of the father?

Published August 18, 2015 by Roc, The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard takes mystery into new territory dealing with angelic mythology and urban fantasy to make a very interesting novel.
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An Imaginative & Cohesive Novel | Review of ‘Wolf Pact’ (Wolf Pact, #1-4)

By: Cynthia Ayala

Wolf Pact by Melissa de la Cruz
Disney Hyperion

Bliss Llewellyn has come far, finally escaping the clutches of her father, Lucifer himself. But her task to help the Blue Bloods is far from over. She may not be a Vampire anymore, but those gifts haven’t left her and her mother, the fallen angel Gabrielle, has given her a task: finds the werewolves, find the hounds that once guarded time and bring them to the fight against Lucifer and his silver bloods. It’s a task easier said than done.

Melissa de la Cruz has brought in a new chapter in her New York Times bestselling Blue Bloods series, one that follows Bliss Llewellyn as she makes her journey in search of the Hellhounds. Published on January 15, 2013 by Disney Hyperion, the novel takes one of the more underrated characters within the Blue Bloods series, and finally gives her life…or at least tries to.
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A Hope Filled Fairy Tale…almost | Cyn’s Movie Review of Winter’s Tale

By: Cynthia A. Directed By: Akiva Goldsman Screenplay by: Akiva Goldsman Based on Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint, Russell Crowe & Will Smith Set in 1916, Peter Lake, an Irish thief is on the run from the demon who raised him, the gangster Pearly Soames, after deciding to leave.  Rescued by a … Continue reading A Hope Filled Fairy Tale…almost | Cyn’s Movie Review of Winter’s Tale

Between love and duty | Cyn’s Book Review of Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods, #7)

By: Cynthia A. By: Melissa de la Cruz Published: January 15, 2013 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Series: Blue Bloods Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Young Adult Schuyler Van Alen is running out of time. The Dark Prince of Hell is storming the Gates of Paradise, intent on winning the heavenly throne for good. This time he has his greatest angels by his side, Abbadon and Azrael—Jack and Mimi Force, … Continue reading Between love and duty | Cyn’s Book Review of Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods, #7)

Lost In Time (A Blue Bloods Novel: Book 6)

Loved this book.  Oh my god I loved this book so much and I love how De La Cruz incorporated those flashbacks that were the backgrounds of Allegra.  They were done beautifully and did not take away from the storyline, in fact, it added more depth to the story line as a whole.  I simply loved it.  And, as for MImi, there was such character … Continue reading Lost In Time (A Blue Bloods Novel: Book 6)