The BEST Book Series

So I’m late to this book party, but I’m guessing some others might be too, so woohoo for lateness. Anywho, the book series I want to talk to you about is ‘The Rephaim’ series. Weird name huh? Well that’s because it’s about some weird people, well they’re not really people, they’re kind of angelically special. But I don’t want to say anything more because SPOILERS. And we hate those.

Awesome Series

Basically this girl, Gaby, has this dream, writes about it, then a tall blonde handsome fella enters her life and basically tells her that everything as she knows it is a lie. Then you follow Gaby’s journey on discovering who she is and how she gets her old life and family back.

THERE’S SO MANY PLOT TWISTS THOUGH. I WISH I could tell you ALL of them, but I really really don’t want to spoil it for you. It’s just that good, and I’m so freaking passionate about this. I love a good book, and it’s been a while since I’ve struggled to put a book down, and this is one of those books.

If you haven’t read the series and you love YA fantasy/supernatural genre’s in books, then this series is for you! The ending is perfectly rounded, and although you’re left wanting more (seriously Paula Weston get on that), it’s enough for you to be satisfied. Sort of when you’re hungry, then you eat, and after, you’re not full, but you’re not hungry either, and it was SUCH a good meal, but there’s nothing more left to eat.

Yep. That’s the type of imagery I use.

If you’ve read this I hope you found it as awesome as I did, and if you haven’t? READ IT. YOU WON’T REGRET IT.

 

 

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REVIEW: Supernatural EPISODE 200 – “Fan Fiction”

I’m going to try and get through this review without laughing, crying or sleeping. And only one of those reactions isn’t a direct response from the episode…that’s right the sleeping part.

Anywho, moving on.

Season: 10
Episode: 5
Air Date (US): 11/11/14
Directed By: Phil Sgriccia
Written By: Robbie Thompson (who is my all time fav)

All facts above are according to the Supernatural Season 10 wikipedia page.

First off I’d like to start this review by saying that I have been a loyal fan of this show since…well since it aired in the UK. I remember thinking after a few episodes of season 1 that I wasn’t going to watch it because it was scary (literally laughing at myself right now), but when my mum and dad bought me the season 1 box set for Christmas, I’m pretty sure I watched all of them in one sitting. I LOVED IT. And I still do. So this review may be biased…but I’ll try my best.

We start off the episode with some students acting out a part of a play called ‘Supernatural’, and then their teacher says she is going to cut the show and speak to the principle to cancel it. She then walks out, only to get wrapped up by a twig and then disappear (DISCLAIMER: *not an actual twig*). Then it flashes to the title card which is the light bulbs, and the girl saying it needs something more, and then ALL the title cards they’ve ever had flash in front of the screen and this big proud smile just appeared on my face when that happened. I’m sure it did with any fan, no matter how long you’ve been watching it, one year or almost the full ten, you’ll know those title cards like the back of your own hands. And I bet you could name all the episodes they were in too. It was just a true testament to the show by doing that and I had a little fan-girl squeal.

The episode goes on, and in a non-spoilerish way as much as I can possibly do, to me the episode felt like the boys coming to terms with the fandom. Our fandom. Us. They accepted our quirks, our ships, our different stories and versions of the show, and they did it really tastefully too. We could all laugh and smile at the things that were being said/done (especially the first song shown, I was laughing so much), and it was just really…kinda nice. I want to say beautiful, but I feel like that might be too weird. It was like the fandom as a whole were being truly acknowledged in the show, not outside it – as we all know the actors, writers and producers really get themselves involved with the fans and find out what they like/dislike about the show – and they did it in a way where you felt the fans were truly appreciated.

When the Winchester’s catch the monster, and kill it, how they kill it and how it dies is hilarious, and when the audience have their reaction I was just laughing so much. It was just such a comedic moment to lighten the mood.

THE ENDING THOUGH. THAT ENDING. NO SPOILERS BECAUSE THAT ENDING. (tweet me here when you’ve watched it because you’ll know what I mean by THAT ENDING).

I haven’t summarized my views very well here, but if I had to give it 5/5 stars? I’d give it 10/5 stars. It was seriously the 101 on how to give back to the fans, which is what a lot of the actors were saying they wanted to do. It was a really good tribute to the fandom as a whole, as well as the last 10 years and looking at the brother’s relationship. And I love that Dean kept a piece of the Samulet the fans made and hung it in the Impala, it was just really symbolic and I just about cried.

To end this really rubbish review, because I’ve tittered on about my all time favourite show, I want to leave you with a snippet of my favourite scene that made me blub my eyes out so much I’m not even ashamed.

And I also want to say, thank you Supernatural and SPNFamily, for 10 glorious years, 200 episodes, and 10 seasons. Here’s to many more!!

Until next time, catch ya later SPNFamily x.

REVIEW: The Flash – “Fastest Man Alive”

Season: 1
Episode: 2
Air Date (UK): 04/11/14
Directed By: David Nutter
Writers: Story by: Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg
             Teleplay by: Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns

Before I start I have to admit that I haven’t seen the pilot episode as I missed it, and I haven’t read the comics. To be honest when I saw the title Flash, I thought of this:

But moving on.

For someone who hasn’t watched the pilot episode, it was very easy to follow. There was a few guessing games here and there of who was who, but because it’s only the second episode, there was still a lot of character development that was going on, so there was lots of FLASHbacks (pardon the pun), of Barry’s fate. Plus I’ve watched Arrow season 2 where Barry Allen and co was first introduced so I already knew the background.

The episode in a round about way deals with Barry’s personal struggles with his developing superpowers. He has a whole scientific team keeping an eye on him and all of his glucose and other health levels. But he declined to inform them of how he kept getting black outs and feeling weak. On top of this he has an emotional battle with the man who brought him up disagreeing with his superhero ways, which in turn, makes Barry doubt himself when it comes to kicking some bad peoples asses.

“Fastest Man Alive” was enjoyable to watch and wasn’t too over dramatic. For someone who hasn’t watched the pilot it was easy to follow, it had a problem, plot twist, and a solution. It was the perfect combination of plot even with a cliff hanger at the end that leaves you clinging to your seats for more or at least a preview of the next episode.

The romantic interest in the story was interesting, and I liked that once again the CW have released a show where it’s major plot line isn’t about the romance between two people, it’s about the action and personal struggles of our hero, it’s about his journey and his story, with romantic undertones slipped in between.

However I did find it interesting of who the directors and writers chose to have as Barry’s love interest, or at least what they’re leading us to believe and think.

Barry’s ‘sister’, Iris (I think that’s her name). It’s not his sister sister, they grew up together after her dad took him in and treated Barry like his own son, but I still find it interesting that this has been hinted, either that or I’m reading the signs wrong. REMEMBER I haven’t read the comics, so I could be completely wrong.

Improvements? To be honest there wasn’t much that needed improving, the only thing I would say is that the villain was maybe put away a bit too easily, but that’s the smallest bug bear that I’d say. I’m really excited for the next episode and rest of the series, but not as excited as I am for Arrow or Supernatural.

4.5 stars out of 5 given.

This is my first proper review guys, any tips or advice for improvement would be helpful. Thank you!

Until next time, catch ya later Bromigo’s x.

(feature image from zap2it, originally from CW).

REVIEW: Here She Is – Anna Akana

So as some as you might know I’m a HUGE fan of Anna Akana, and I have to say after her short film ‘Here she is’ I’m just asdfghjk all over the place.

The film is 5 minutes long, and took quite a while to produce and develop as you can see from the rest of her vlogs and behind the scene videos and photos. The end product? Amazing.

The video starts with a beauty pageant that looks a little out of this world, there’s balloons, there’s weird make up and the atmosphere is a little ‘spooky’ and ‘dark’ because of the background music. Then the scene shifts to Anna Akana standing, holding a bouquet of winning flowers, and wearing a crown, with balloons lifting up off the air. It’s then that you realize that time is rewinding itself, just as Anna ‘wakes up’ from her vision from the floor behind the stage.

As the film goes on, she keeps having visions, all the same, all rewinding back to a specific moment, until that moment happens (trying not to give too many spoilers here), and then Anna is left standing, on her own, surrounded by bodies with a sinister grin on her face.

To be honest I was a little confused by the whole thing, a good confused though ‘intrigued’, it certainly left the audience with lots to talk about in the comments below the video. And it’s definitely worth reading some of them.

The film is left a lot for open interpretation, but the common theme is that Anna’s character poisoned the balloons, so that when they fell, everyone passed out and died so she was the only one left standing, and the winner of the competition.

If you’ve watched it what do you think?

Overall I give it 5 out of 5, Anna definitely didn’t disappoint. Bravo!

Until next time Bromigo’s, I’ll catch ya later.