Cyn’s Best Books of 2019

It has been nearly a whole year. So let’s take a look back at the best books of the year.
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Incredibly Thoughtful | Review of ‘Fairest of All’ (Villains #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

Fairest of All by Serena Valentino
Disney Press
Image Credit: Goodreads

“The tale of the young princess and her evil stepmother, the Wicked Queen, is widely known. Despite a few variations from telling to telling, the story remains the same—the Queen was jealous of the girl’s beauty, and this jealousy culminated in the Queen’s attempt on the sweet, naive girl’s life. The theories about exactly what caused the Queen’s obsessive vanity and jealous rage are too numerous to catalog. This book recounts a version of the story that has remained untold until now. It is a tragic tale of love and loss, and it contains a bit of magic. It is a tale of the Wicked Queen…” —Goodreads

Published August 18, 2009, by Disney Press, Fairest of All is the first in the Disney Villains series by Serena Valentino is a young adult fantasy that brings to life and pain of Snow White’s Wicked Queen. Continue reading “Incredibly Thoughtful | Review of ‘Fairest of All’ (Villains #1)”

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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Weekly Reading List #108

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey, there avid readers! You know, I understand all the hype about Christmas but come on, it’s Halloween time, celebrate Halloween! I only say this because it seems that people are in a rush to just move on without enjoying what’s going on right now. I love my holidays; I try to celebrate what they were created for. I’m no saint, of course, I call into the commercialism of it all, it’s hard not to, but I try to enjoy every damn day and just go with the flow. Not jump to the next thing before I even start celebrating.

This connects to my reading. I have a very long list of books to read, a goal to read 90 books this year. But I’m not rushing. Some books I enjoy so much I can’t put them down, and then there are others that don’t read quite as fast, books that almost bore me to death. There’s one right here on this list. I also say this as a note to myself because I love to read and there are so many books I want to read. But I just need to go with the flow and read what I can and enjoy the journey I’m on with the books.

So on that note, check out this week’s reading list. Let me know what you think of the books and see if these are books are worthy of your reading list.
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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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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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Weekly Reading List #28

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope that everyone is starting off the year on the right foot. You know me, I live with my nose in a book, either writing or reading. It’s a good thing my fiancé loves that about me. He should considering he lives with his nose in his computer games. I love video games to and have been trying to make some time for them this Wonderful Winter Vacation. Ah, vacation.

But anyway, I hope everyone is doing well, but if you’re like me and have been perusing the bookshelves at your local bookstore, you’re probably wondering what to start off this new year with. Well, here are some ideas to help you along your way.

As always, all synopsis are courtesy of Goodreads.
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Hercules: The Legend Begins Will Hit Theaters Sooner

By: Kristy Puchko 2012 brought us the Snow White showdown between Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman. Then, 2013 marked the face-off between White House under siege thrillers Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down. Let it be set down that 2014 will be the year of Hercules, wherein Renny Harlin’s Hercules: The Legend Begins will do box office battle with Brett Ratner’s … Continue reading Hercules: The Legend Begins Will Hit Theaters Sooner

Once Upon a Time Season 2 Spoilers: Will Lacey Stay in Storybrooke?

By: Kayti Burt With magic beans being harvested and danger coming to Storybrooke in the form of Tamara and Greg, the residents of Storybrooke are looking at a big decision: should they stay or should they go? Belle’s decision is further complicated by the fact that she is now “Lacey,” her character’s “scantily clad” alter-ego, and her Once Upon a Time portrayer Emilie de Ravin talked … Continue reading Once Upon a Time Season 2 Spoilers: Will Lacey Stay in Storybrooke?