Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Author: Louise Gornall

Grade: A-

Norah suffers from agoraphobia, OCD, anxiety and self-harm. As we meet her at the beginning of the story she’s been housebound and home-schooled by her mother for several years. Only leaving to go to therapy appointments. Her first real contact besides mother and Doctor comes in the form of a new teenage neighbor called Luke.

At which point I had to ask myself is this going to be one of those stories where love cures everything?

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Atomic Blonde

atomic blonde

Atomic Blonde

Directed by: David Leitch

Grade: C+

Charlize Theron is taking this action heroine stuff super seriously. She plays an MI6 agent sent to Berlin right before the Wall comes down in order to find a missing dossier full of super secret confidential information that will expose all the spies in the field and put their lives in danger.

I feel like that was a James Bond thing once. Why does this stuff keep getting written down in one place?

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Daughter of the Burning City

 

daughter of the burning city

Daughter of the Burning City

By: Amanda Foody

Grade: B

Sorina is the star of the Freak Show in the traveling carnival known as the Gomorrah Festival. More city than anything else Gomorrah is a place of pleasure and decadence. A city that stretches back through the history of this world and burns constantly. The story centers around a murder mystery as someone begins killing off Sorina’s illusions one by one.

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Colossal

Anne Hathaway in Colossal

Colossal

Directed By: Nacho Vigalondo

Grade: A

Anne Hathaway is a down on her luck party girl forced to move back to her childhood home. While there she comes to learn that she may be intimately connected to the giant monster ravaging Seoul.

This movie was one of the most interesting I’ve seen in a while. It totally wasn’t what I expected though but it’s nice to see a movie where I genuinely am surprised and don’t know where the story is going.

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Daughter of the Pirate King

daughter of the pirate king

Daughter of the Pirate King

By: Tricia Levenseller

Grade: B+

Alosa is the badass (she’ll totally tell you that) daughter of the pirate King who allows herself to be captured by an enemy ship in order to pull of a heist for her father. A Lady Jack Sparrow according to the cover blurb save for the fact I definitely don’t think we were supposed to find Jack Sparrow to be the greatest thing going.

Spoilers below for this one. Though I got to say the title of the sequel spoiled it for me so be careful looking that up!

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Dunkirk

Dunkirk Title Card

Dunkirk

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Grade: B+

Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite directors around so I had to see Dunkirk. It’s also not a story I’m very familiar with although I knew what it was about- the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk as France falls to the Nazi’s. A lot of the evacuation tended to fall on civilian boats and people as the situation became more and more desperate.

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Thoughts on Comic-Con Trailers

Stranger Things 2

Stranger Things Season 2┬ámay very well be my favorite trailer out of comic-con. I love those kids. The use of Thriller was just awesome. I’m in love with the Halloween atmosphere. I mean I was super-psyched after the Super Bowl Tease. I just can’t decide whether I’m going to binge this one or try to spread it out and savor it when it finally drops.

Halloween in Hawkins

I am so ready for Fall.

My number two would have to be:

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Mockingbird Volumes 1 & 2

I Can Explain

Mockingbird Vol. 1: I Can Explain

Written By: Chelsea Cain

Grade: B

I had been interested in picking up Mockingbird for a while but put it on the back burner after the run was cancelled. It tells the story of Bobbi Morse whose given an untested serum in order to save her life. Another reason I back burnered this, to be honest, is I don’t follow Agents of Shield. Luckily you don’t really need to.

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Roar

Roar

Roar

Author: Cora Carmack

Grade: C+

In this world storms are actually living things and people like Aurora, the crown Princess, are relied upon to use magic to stop them. Unfortunately Aurora didn’t inherit the family magic so she needs to go about things a different way to save her people. What she really needed however was love interests with the ability to respect her personal space.

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