UPDATE: Recent reads, freaky flicks, and more!

Good evening!

I know I promised you more on the Hush, Hush saga, and I’m sure you’re all dying to learn what I thought of the other two books (not really), but I have better, more exiting things to talk about!

… I think.

978-1-4143-9752-8So, for starters, let’s go ahead and discuss the movie I got to watch for free last night. It’s called: The Remaining. I know what you’re thinking!

This is a book blog, Rose. BOOK. BLOG.

But hold on just a second! I figured it was relevant (sort of) since we just got finished reading End of Days not long ago and Hush, Hush just last week! Both involve angels and demons, and so does The Remaining, so in my mind, they correlated.

The Remaining is a dystopian horror film (although, I wouldn’t consider it really horror since I don’t do horror) that takes place only hours before the end of the world commences. In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, several young adults (two of which who have just been married same-day) will have to come to grips with the fact that everything they’ve been taught as a kid, about demons and angels and, especially, the rapture, is true. But not only that, they’ll have to figure out how to survive when scorpion-tailed demons are breaking out of the Earth and pouring in to torment the souls of the remaining humans.

The movie begins while these young adults are at a wedding, two of which are the happy couple! Randomly, in the middle of the wedding, hundreds of people drop dead in the room. Or, rather, seemingly dead. Their eyes turn glassy and it’s like their souls instantly left their bodies. Of course, everyone panics, believing it’s a plague or Unknownsomething like that, but when the trumpets of the angels begin to sound (and believe me, it’s not a singsongy sound), Skylar, the once-happy bride, begins to realize that everything her now-“deceased” parents said was true.

People are picked off one by one, we find pastors that have been left behind as well, claiming that they clearly never knew God if they were left behind, and now even the military is trying to stand up for humanity. The entire movie takes place over a two- to three-day period. That’s a lot of action, huh?

The budget for the movie was actually very low but man they didn’t skimp! The special effects, the graphics, the sets, the acting … everything was killer! If you haven’t checked out this movie yet, I’d suggest you do it now! But I give you two warnings:

Number One: IT IS A SCARY MOVIE. If you don’t like seeing demons and people getting rung through by demons, please don’t watch The Remaining and come back crying to me, saying, “I thought you said it wasn’t horror!”

Number Two: If you’re a fan of fallen angels and dream of having a fallen angel like Patch Cipriano come looking for you at night … DON’T WATCH THIS MOVIEYou’ll have nightmares about fallen angels and will probably never be able to enjoy another fallen angel book ever again.

I say probably because I still enjoy fallen angel books.


In addition to watching The Remaining this week, I also received something quite awesome in the mail. It should have been my Mailbox Monday post but it came in today! On Tuesday! How disappointing, right? And 516Nw00JEFL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_it’s too exiting to wait until next week to let you know, especially since I could possibly be done reading it by then.

My gifted copy of Onyx Webb came today, along with a whole bunch of Onyx Webb paraphernalia!

Author Andrea Waltz emailed me probably two weeks ago at the most and requested a review, since their Onyx Webb book needed a good kick start! This is the first book synopsis I’ve read that made me say, “HO-LEE-CRAP. I’m getting that book.” without even checking the reviews on it!

Here. Let me show you why I had that response.

– It’s June, 1980 and piano prodigy, Juniper Cole is on the way to her senior prom.
– It’s January 2010, and Koda Mulvaney has blown through his 20 million dollar trust fund and is told by his father to return home and go to work.
– It’s August, 1904 and little Onyx Webb is on her way to the famous World’s Fair in St. Louis with her father, Catfish.
Two of the three will see a ghost, one will become a ghost and everyone will learn that life is hard to let go of even when you’re dead. A paranormal suspense, supernatural romance, with a dash of historical fiction, Onyx Webb is what author Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz have called creep-spiration. The stories may haunt you, the darkness may disturb you, but ultimately you’ll be reminded to treasure every moment of your life because… If you think life is precious now? Just wait until you’re dead.

Um. Hi, yeah. Did you hear that?

“Two of the three will see a ghost, one will become a ghost and everyone will learn that life is hard to let go of even when you’re dead.”

If that isn’t powerful, I don’t know what is.

I got my copy of Onyx Webb in the mail today, along with some fun goodies that made me grin like a kid on Christmas morning! I got a cool coffee mug with the title on the front, I got a bracelet with their tagline, “Don’t IMG_9741Wait Until You’re Dead,” the book itself, obviously, a cool note from the author, and a coroner’s toe tag. Yes, you heard me correctly. I got a freaking coroner’s toe tag with Onyx Webb’s name and date of death on it.

Eerie.

My awesome dad was the one that opened the box for me, since I had a taco in each hand, and the first thing he saw was the Onyx Webb mug, then the rock candy (which isn’t in the photo because I ate it …), then the coroner’s toe tag. Needless to say, he was a little weirded out. However, the second he told me that someone had mailed me Onyx Webb’s toe tag, I freaked out. More than a little.

I plan to read Onyx Webb the moment I’m finished with the two books I’m currently reading, starting with …


The Ceruleans: Death WishThat’s the book I’m reading right now. I’m more than halfway through and am death-wishhoping to finish either tomorrow or Thursday and guys, I’m liking it so far.

I’m sure you’re all wondering what The Ceruleans: Death Wish is about, so here’s a little synopsis for you.

IN SEARCH OF THE MEANING OF DEATH, SHE’LL FIND THE MEANING OF LIFE.

The Ceruleans: mere mortals infused with power over life and death. Five books; one question: If the might of the heavens were in your hands, would you be sinner or saint?

Seventeen-year-old Scarlett Blake is haunted by death. Her estranged sister has made the ultimate dramatic exit. Running away from school, joining a surfing fraternity, partying hard: that sounds like Sienna. But suicide? It makes no sense.

Following in her sister’s footsteps, Scarlett comes to the isolated cove of Twycombe, Devon, with grand plans to uncover the truth. Alone. But she hasn’t reckoned on meeting two boys who are determined to help her. Luke: the blue-eyed surfer who’ll see the real Scarlett, who’ll challenge her, who’ll save her. And Jude: the elusive drifter with a knack for turning up whenever Scarlett’s in need.

As Scarlett’s quest for the truth unravels, so too does her grip on reality as she’s always known it. Because there’s something strange going on in this little cove. A dead magpie circles the skies. A dead deer watches from the undergrowth. Hands glow with light. Warmth. Power.

What transpires is a summer of discovery. Of what it means to conquer fear. To fall in love. To choose life. To choose death.

To believe the impossible.

Wow. Did you guys catch that line?

If the might of the heavens were in your hands, would you be sinner or saint?

So cryptic, so enigmatic, so thought provoking! What a clever one-liner. That alone made me want to read the book.

So, as I said, I’m already a little more than halfway through and I really like it! However, I am so disappointed in Scarlett’s boyfriend choice at the moment. SO FREAKING DISAPPOINTED. But I won’t reveal anything more than that when it comes to the book! I’m hoping to be finished either tomorrow or Thursday and would love to have a review out definitely by Friday! Excited to see how Death Wish ends? Me too! Hold your grins in place until Friday, people!

In accompaniment to the book author Megan Tayte sent me, she has also been gracious enough to provide wealths of information about Death Wish and even her other two books, Forget Me Not and Wild Blue Yonder! Watch out for these books, guys!

Lastly, I was also given the privilege of getting Ms. Tayte to write a guest post, and you’ll be hearing from her shortly! Hopefully tonight, but we’ll see what happens.


Finally, as I said in an earlier post, I have started reading The Mine by John A. Heldt but I’m at a standstill

COVER-The-Minewith the book right now. Not that it isn’t a good book, it’s just a little slow for me. It had all the potential to be a fantastic book (and I’m sure some would positively love this book) but it’s dragging on for me, and the romance is a little … I don’t even know the word to describe it. Much, maybe? But the thing is, I don’t mind romance! I love romance! There’s just something about this romance I don’t like. Maybe there’s not enough of other elements keeping me entertained?

I think books need a healthy combination of romance and action to keep me intrigued, and if it’s not an action book, then there should be some mystery! I think Mr. Heldt did a good job setting up the story but so far I have felt that certain events were entirely predictable and the entire story moves on slowly. I can’t be certain I’ll finish the book but I’m trying! It had such an interesting concept for me, since I don’t normally read time-travel books. I just have other books on my mind right now, I guess!

Later, babes!

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