Television Review: Breaking Bad, Series 3

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Breaking Bad Series 3

Amazon Synopsis: Walter turned to drugs after being diagnosed with lung cancer, hoping to pay off his weighty medical bills and provide for his family in the event of his death. Unfortunately, becoming involved in the drugs industry brings with it numerous complications.

In this series, Walter has to deal with divorce proceedings initiated by his wife, Skyler, when she finally discovers where their newfound riches have come from and finds his business at risk from both the DEA and a Mexican drug cartel.Read More »

Book Review: The Circuit by Rhett C. Bruno

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The Circuit 1Goodreads Synopsis: Centuries after Earth was rendered an uninhabitable wasteland, humanity was forced from its homeworld and founded the Kepler Circuit, a string of colonies throughout the solar system. These settlements provide resources to the remnants of humankind, the most important resource being the newly discovered element—Gravitum—found only in the Earth’s unstable mantle.

But a powerful religious faction known as the New Earth Tribunal has risen to preside over most of the Circuit. Though there is barely a faction left to challenge them, a string of attacks on the Tribunal’s freighters causes them to suspect their mortal enemies, the Ceresians, of foul play.

Tasked with solving the problem is Sage Volus: Tribunal Executor. Spy.

Sage quickly infiltrates the ranks of a roguish, Ceresian mercenary named Talon Rayne, seeking to discover the truth behind the attacks, but the longer she works amidst Talon and his squad, the more she finds her faith in the Tribunal tested.

While her quest for answers only unearths more questions, a new threat is on the rise, and it plans to bring down the Tribune once and for all.Read More »

Up and Coming: May

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Another month gone! I have to admit that I have not been very organised for May. In fact, while writing this (about a day before it needs to be posted), I’m also having a catch-up session so I can actually get through the month.

The culprit? Uni, of course. The deadline is next week, which means I’ve only been focusing on work. I also had a two week break over Easter, so I didn’t get nearly as much reading done. Reviews and posts are a bit behind schedule.

I’m making another blog for one of my projects for uni, and oh my word, I am having so much fun. It doesn’t feel like work as I’m just examining different fantasy covers and exploring the themes shown in the various sub-genres. What’s not to like!

Typically, I found a theme that I really liked while making that. It doesn’t work for this blog (I tried), but it has got me thinking about the design again. How do you all decide what design you really like? Or does it just have to feel right?Read More »

Book Review: The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks

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The Elfstones of Shannara 1Synopsis: The Ellcrys, the tree of long-lost Elven magic, is dying, unravelling the spell of Forbidding that locks the hordes of Demons away from the world. Already the fearsome Reaper is free. Only by quickening a new seed in the mysterious Bloodfire can the Ellcrys be reborn and the Forbidding made whole. Amberle, a young Elven girl, is chosen to undertake the quest.

The way is perilous, though. Other demons besides the Reaper stalk the land. Amberle will need a protector if she is to prevail, and Wil Ohsmford, heir to the elven magics of Shannara, is chosen to accompany her. Amberle’s quest and the fate of the Four Lands will rest on Wil’s ability to unlock the magic of the mysterious Elfstones of Shannara.Read More »

Weekly Wonders: 23rd April

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A shift at work complete and a bathroom cleaned. I think that gives me justification to sit down and write this post, don’t you?

It’s been an interesting week. It was my birthday on Monday, so I had a lovely day and got completely spoilt. But for some reason, my anxiety really played up on Tuesday, so rather than making it to the gym, I got in the car, burst into tears and went back inside.

Wednesday was then a good (and needed) shopping trip with my Mum. The nice thing was that we were able to have a decent chat about what is going on in my head (the result? My mind is a crazy place where even I don’t know what is going on!).

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As part of a birthday present, I received a make-up lesson. I had that on Tuesday afternoon and learnt loads. I’m coming to make-up a little late, but then proceeded to splash out and buy some new products. I’ve been playing as the week has gone on and really like it. I don’t look my age but find wearing make-up boosts my confidence.

I wasn’t sure how I was actually going to get through all of May’s reviews because of deadlines etc. But then one of my lovefilm’s was scratched, and as compensation, they send you extra out. I suddenly had nearly all the films that I wanted to review arrive at once – bonus!

Talking of reviews, have you been following the blog this week? If not, fear not! It’s not too late to have a catch up:

I really need to start controlling my book buying habit. Well, I say buying – it really should say obtaining because I keep getting hold of the free ones. But five books in two days is a little excessive, especially as I have only finished one book this week. Anyone got any tips for book self-control? Haha!

I’ve slowly been re-reading the fifth Harry Potter this week. I’m surprising myself with how much I am enjoying them. It’s my first time re-reading them as an adult and I’m thoroughly enjoying them.

But with all these books floating around, what do I have planned for reviews next week?

  • Monday: Book Review: The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  • Wednesday: Book Tag: Currently Reading
  • Friday: Film Review: A Street Cat Named Bob

I absolutely adored A Street Cat Named Bob – I really hope you enjoy my review. Has anyone seen it? I’ve got the book now waiting for me to read, which I am very excited about (a post on that is coming soon!).

I’m feeling in a pleasant determined mood at the moment. I’m hoping this is going to turn into a blog writing session so I can get on top of reviews!

I hope everyone has had a lovely week!

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Television Review: Orphan Black, Series 2

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Amazon Synopsis: Sarah is now in a desperate race to find her missing daughter, Kira. Her scorched earth tactics have sparked a war with pro-clone Rachel, dividing and endangering all the clones.

With Alison’s carefully crafted suburban world spinning out of control, and the genetic illness affecting Cosima threatening them all, Sarah must negotiate a dangerous world of new enemies and shifting allegiances to get to the bottom of the experiment that made them who they are.

As Sarah discovers more about her past, mysterious newcomers appear, but can they be trusted?Read More »

Book Review: A Mighty Dawn by Theodore Brun

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A Mighty Dawn 1Goodreads Synopsis: Hakan, son of Haldan, chosen son of the Lord of the Northern Jutes, swears loyalty to his father in fire, in iron, and in blood. But there are always shadows that roam.

When a terrible tragedy befalls Hakan’s household he is forced to leave his world behind. He must seek to pledge his sword to a new king. Nameless and alone, he embarks on a journey to escape the bonds of his past and fulfil his destiny as a great warrior.

Whispers of sinister forces in the north pull Hakan onwards to a kingdom plagued by mysterious and gruesome deaths. But does he have the strength to do battle with such dark foes? Or is death the only sane thing to seek in this world of blood and broken oaths?Read More »