Safe Haven

March 27, 2013

I saw Safe Haven last month with my best friend. It’s a great movie, starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel. The 115 minute film was released on February 14th this year. It is about a young woman with a mysterious past who lands in Southport, North Carolina, where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunt her.

The movie also has Cobie Smulders from How I Met Your Mother. It has tons of suspense, drama and romance and has a big surprise! It is a great film for anybody who loves drama and likes a bit of romance thrown in. I would recommend it to pretty much anyone, and I would rate it a 10 out of 10. Go check it out if you haven’t seen it yet. 🙂

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You may know that I had started watching the show Pretty Little Liars on netflix a month or two ago. They only have seasons one and two up, and I just finished watching them. Season three is airing on tv, so hopefully once it is done they will put it up on netflix immediately!

Pretty Little Liars is about four friends who’s friend went missing. They find out she was killed, and try to find out who killed her. As they search for answers, they start being stalked by someone calling themselves A. There are many suspects, and at the end of season two there are many questions answered, as well as many new questions asked.

Pretty Little Liars airs on Much Music, and is an awesome show! It has so much suspense and keeps you on your toes as you watch each episode. The actors are great, as is the script, and I am definitely looking forward to season three being added! I could watch it as it airs on tv, but there’s a lot I would have missed so I will have to wait until netflix adds it.

If you enjoy watching teen dramas (which you don’t have to be a teen to watch, as I haven’t been one for years!) I would check out this show. It’s really good!!

Pretty Little Liars

January 21, 2013

A few days ago I discovered that the first two seasons of Pretty Little Liars was added to netflix. One of my friends follows this show, and I have watched episodes here and there, but have never followed it. I have now watched the first nine episodes of season one, and I am really enjoying the show. It is about four teenage girls who’s friend goes missing and is found dead one year later. They drifted apart in that year, but are brought back together when they start receiving creepy and threatening messages from someone called A. They are now trying to find out who A is, as well as who killed their friend Alison.

Does anyone else watch this show? So far it is quite good and I am going to continue watching it! If you do watch it though, please don’t tell me any spoilers!

January 15th

January 15, 2013

Today is one of my best friends’ birthdays!

I went and applied for some jobs today, since my seasonal job just ended. It sucks having to look for another job, but there’s nothing I can do now except look for another one.

A little while after I got home from my two trips out to look for a job today, I sat down and watched the movie Elf. I have seen it several times and it always makes me laugh. I am not usually a fan of Will Farrell movies, but this one is funny. It is about a man named Buddy who was put up for adoption at birth and ends up being raised at the North Pole by elves. He goes to New York City in search of his identity and birth father. This 97 minute film came out in 2003.

If you want to see a funny movie, try watching Elf. After a frustrating day of job searching, it was nice to be able to laugh.

Apocalypse Of The Dead

December 16, 2012

Good evening everyone!

Following my review of Dead City by Joe McKinney, I would like to give you all my review of the second book in the dead series: Apocalypse Of The Dead. The story follows many individuals and groups of people in the United States. It has been two horrible years since the hurricanes flooded the Gulf Coast, and the dead rose from the chaos. Cities were quarantined to contain the dead, and also contained the unlucky survivors still living inside.

Some refugees make it out of the quarantine zone, but not all of them are healthy- some of them are infected. Within weeks, the epidemic spreads across the United States and the rest of the world. There are cases in China, Africa, and just about everywhere else, meaning nobody is safe. One of the characters who is focused on is retired U.S. Marshal Ed Moore. As he tries to lead a group of strangers to safety, he hears about a community in the North Dakota Grasslands, lead by a preacher who has built the community up and kept them safe. What he doesn’t know is that this preacher has frightening beliefs, including encouraging his people to agree to a suicide pact. Ed Moore and the other groups of survivors must decide what to do and where to go before it is too late.

I found that the book started off well, but was confusing. Joe McKinney focuses on many different groups of survivors and it makes the book difficult to follow. Once I was about a quarter of the way through, it became easier to follow along as he described the characters more and some of the groups were killed off. The book does have a lot of action and suspense from the beginning to the end, but I would have to say that the second half of the book was more interesting than the first for me. Based on my love for Dead City, I would recommend reading this book, as it does a good job of following Dead City. The only thing is that the character Dead City is based on, is not in Apocalypse Of The Dead. He only mentioned him once, and I would have liked to find out what happened to him.

I believe I would give the book an 8.5 out of 10. I did enjoy the book a lot, and the ending was good, but I could not give it a 10 because of how confusing I found the beginning. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys horror and/ or zombie novels, but I would say to read Dead City first. The next book in the series is called Flesh Eaters, and I am hoping to go buy it tomorrow so I can continue reading this series. I can tell by both Dead City and Apocalypse Of The Dead that Joe McKinney is great with descriptive detail on events as well as characters, and does a good job at keeping the reader interested.

For those of you who are interested in this book, I bought it at the World’s Biggest Bookstore for $8.99. You can also buy it at Chapters or any other bookstore associated with Chapters, but they don’t carry it at every location so I would check online first to see if your local store has it. Once I read Flesh Eaters, I will make sure to write a review to keep you all updated on Joe McKinney’s novels. I have really been enjoying getting back to reading regularly, and I love that I have found a writer that keeps me interested with their books! If you are looking for a great horror book, check out Dead City and Apocalypse Of The Dead. 🙂

1st Anniversary

December 14, 2012

I just received a notification from wordpress, saying that I created my blog exactly one year ago today! Happy Anniversary to me then, haha.

With over 340 posts, over 1300 likes, over 6500 views, and almost 550 comments, I think I have done pretty well in this past year! I must thank you all for reading and following, and I hope you will continue to read and like my posts and look at my photos. I love sharing my opinions, writing reviews, taking photos that I can share and reading all of the comments I receive. Hopefully this next year will be even better than the last 🙂

Dead City

December 5, 2012

Good afternoon,

I would like to mention a great book today! Dead City by Joe McKinney is a novel about a zombie apocalypse. The story follows a cop named Eddie Hudson in San Antonio, Texas. The Texas gulf coast has been battered by five hurricanes in the last three weeks and it has caused the worst devastation in history. Thousands of people are dead or dying, but they aren’t staying dead. A deadly virus has broken out and is returning the dead to life, and giving them a hunger for human flesh.

Eddie Hudson finds the city overrun by the dead, and must fight them to make it back to his family alive. There is no place to run or hide, and the disease is spreading faster than anyone could have imagined.

This book is absolutely amazing! It has lots of terror, suspense, and a great storyline. Joe McKinney gives expert detail to every part of the story, keeping you on your toes and making you want and need to read more. I had never heard of him before, but when I found this novel in the horror section of Chapters, I was intrigued. I would suggest this book to anyone who enjoys reading the horror genre. If you like watching The Walking Dead, or any zombie movies, I would suggest this to you as well. Honestly, I would suggest this book to just about anyone. It is excellent. I read the book in 4 days, and I could not wait to read the next book in the series. The second book is called Apocalypse of the Dead, and I am about a third of the way through the book, so once I am finished I will be sure to write a review.

I bought Dead City at Chapters, but I’m sure you could probably find it in most bookstores that have a horror section. It is $8.99 Canadian and $6.99 American. It is 288 pages long, so a little shorter than novels I usually read, but great none the less. I would give it a ten out of ten! Please check out this book, you won’t be disappointed!!