Review of ‘The Obsidian Tower’

An engaging high fantasy epic with great history, interesting magic, tantalizing demons, and a fierce relatable protagonist. Continue reading Review of ‘The Obsidian Tower’

Teenage Angst…Sort Of | Review of ‘Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging’ (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison HarperTeen Image Credit: Goodreads
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
HarperTeen
Image Credit: Goodreads

Being a teenager is hard. There are boys to kiss, facials to work on, and in Georgia’s case, a little sister who latches to her side and room and a wild cat, Angus, who terrorizes everyone who isn’t her. Filled to the brim with a bottomless pit of teenage angst, this teenage journal is far from the perfect teenage dream for this one British teenager.

Published January 1, 1999, by HarperTeen, Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison, is the first in her YA realistic fiction series, Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, in the form of diary confessionals.
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A Thrilling yet Frustrating Read | Review of ‘Ten’

By Cynthia Ayala

Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Balzer & Bray
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No parents, no supervisions, just ten kids along on Henry Island for a party…but the party never came. Alone with no way to contact the outside world, the teens are left only with a DVD containing a sinister message saying “Vengeance is mine.” Now the kids are dying and it’s up to Meg to put the clues back together, to find the killer who may be closer than she thinks.

Ten, published on September 18, 2012, by Balzer & Bray, is a young adult thriller by Gretchen McNeil that is a retelling of Agatha Christie‘s classic mystery/thriller And Then There Were None.
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Review: Answering Big Questions With ‘The Children of Darkness’ (The Seekers, #1) – Emertainment Monthly

By Cynthia Ayala

81bVuvqtYoL-683x1024When a teaching corrupts one of the kids, the others are forced to save him. One night, a whisper of hope in the darkness leads three children—Nathaniel, Orah, and Thomas—on an adventure for the truth, and an unimaginable freedom[…] Continue reading “Review: Answering Big Questions With ‘The Children of Darkness’ (The Seekers, #1) – Emertainment Monthly”

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”

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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An Interesting Story Rife with Character Problems | Review of ‘The Children of Darkness’ (The Seekers, #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

The Children of Darkness by David Litwack Evolved Publishing LLC
‘The Children of Darkness’ by David Litwack
Evolved Publishing LLC

What is living without dreams? Nathaniel, Orah and Thomas ask themselves these questions as they live under the regime of the Temple of Light, as they live within a religious occupation, a strict one that will burn the light out of the young with ruthless teachings.

But one teaching has broken one of them, leading another to save the other. One night, one whisper of hope in the darkness leads Nathaniel, Orah and Thomas on an adventure for the truth and a freedom they could ever dream about. Continue reading “An Interesting Story Rife with Character Problems | Review of ‘The Children of Darkness’ (The Seekers, #1)”