Monday, February 29, 2016

Book Review: The Samsaric by G.W.Lwin

The Samsaric
by G.W.Lwin
Historical Fantasy Horror
Date Published:
November 17, 2015

Book Description:
SAMSARA: The cycle of birth, death and rebirth within the realms of existence ...

The plague of 1918 A.D.
The mortal world is in a state of devastation.
A woman wakes up in an abandoned temple of Kali, the goddess of darkness, in the ancient city of Gaya.
She does not know where she is.
She does not remember the events leading to this.
She only hears the familiar voice of a tormented man who has haunted her dreams.
He tells her a story - of a time of souls and suffering, of immortality and gods, of life and death.

This, he says, is Mesopotamia.

The SAMSARIC is a fast-paced fantasy-horror novel full of history, horror and vampirism from an ancient era.

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My thoughts:
The best part of The Samsaric is the ending. The ending was just really unexpected. I enjoyed reading this book. The story was exciting and Shuri, Eden, Sumur, and Druaga were very likable. What I didn't like is that the story doesn't feel complete. For example I wanna know what happened with other characters like Whiter and the two sisters, and also Enlil and the rest of the Samsarics. Other than that I liked this book and would give it 3.5 stars.

I received a free ebook copy for this review.

About the author:
I love anything that comprises the old and the ancient full of rich history and spirituality. For me, reading and learning from our ancient past is truly a beautiful, unique and intriguing journey.

From a young age, I have felt that there were two versions of me: the old spiritual one and a young soul who still lives in his fantasy world.

However, both of these versions share one commonality - my interest in vampires from the ancient mythology and beliefs. I was mesmerised by their folklore since young.

The need to express is very strong within me. Writing, for me, provides this gateway and helps me to grow as a person. It is a life-long learning path that I gladly embark.

As a writer, I would like to improve each and every stage of writing, to possess the art of crafting words to communicate the emotions that arise from within to the readers ... a vision shared by many authors.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Movie Review: He Named Me Malala

DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for 20th Century Fox. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

He Named Me Malala
Global Broadcast of He Named Me Malala
Monday, February 29th
8 pm est/7 pm cst

About the Movie:
HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.

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My thoughts:
He Named Me Malala is the type of you movie have to sit down and pay attention to or else you might get confused. I did not know anything about Malala before watching this movie. I believe it's important for people to know stories like Malala's because it inspires people to follow their dreams. It's great to see someone so young fighting for what she believes especially when it's something like girls education. I liked the movie and give it 3.5 stars.


The Malala Fund empowers girls through quality secondary education to achieve their potential and inspire positive change in their communities. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Movie Review: The Choice

About The Choice:
When feisty medical student Gabby Holland moves in next door to perennial ladies’ man Travis Shaw, they embark on a surprising romantic journey neither imagined possible. Travis has always believed a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle, while Gabby is preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend—until an irresistible attraction between the unlikely couple upends both of their well-planned lives. Spanning a decade and tracing the evolution of a love affair that is ultimately tested by life's most defining events, this story features a memorable ensemble of friends and family in Sparks's beloved North Carolina setting, culminating with the question that every couple must ask themselves: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

My thoughts:
I am a huge Nicholas Sparks fan so I was very excited to go see The Choice. If you are also a fan of Nicholas Sparks then you kinda know what to expect from this movie. Of course there's plenty of romance and it's amazing! I cried.... but since I'm a Nicholas Sparks fan I was expecting that. I thought that Gabby's boyfriend was cuter than Travis but the love and passion he shows for her beats looks and everything else. I would die for a love like that! Also there's a little island that Travis takes Gabby to and that was my favorite place in the movie especially the trees. It's beautiful! 

I would not recommend taking children to see this movie. Take your partner, a friend, your sister (that's who I went with), or go alone if you can't find anyone to go with but I'm pretty sure you will know someone who wants to go see The Choice. I give it 5 stars!

I was able to see The Choice movie for free for this review. 

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Book Review: Sparked by Sheena Spaleny

Sparked by Sheena Spaleny
YA Light Sci-Fi
Date Published: December 16, 2016

Book Description:
They weren’t supposed to have feelings.

Metal will Clash

In a not-too-distance future, robots composed of metal for bones, electric cords for veins, and synthetics for skin are now available. For purchase. Eighteen-year-old Vienna Avery’s home is going to change forever, now that her mom purchased an Italian Chef Robot to cook and reside in their house.

Secrets will Unfold

The government claimed robots were indifferent, unthinking pieces of metal and elastic—assistance for the help of humans. Vienna never believed much of what the government said. The pieces didn’t always fit. And now Vienna knows why, because she’s uncovered the government’s secret: that robots have emotions, sucking Vienna into the underground world of feeling, thinking, and sovereign robots.

Sparks will Fly

Alec Cypher is everything a robot is not supposed to be: deep, dark, and dangerously human. And for some reason, he wants to save Vienna from the government’s prying, vindictive eyes. Going forward, Vienna will have to learn to trust robots and battle the growing feelings she never thought possible . . . feelings for the green-eyed, soul-searching robot named Alec.

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My thoughts:
I thought I would love reading about robots that were almost human but that's not what happened. Vienna almost ruined it for me because she was a bit whiny and very anti robot in the beginning even though I guess that was the point of her being chased. My favorite characters were the robots in Alecs unit especially Bonnie. I would have liked to read more about them and what their life before Vienna was like. There is a lot I feel wasn't explained but overall I liked it and would give it 3.5 stars.

I received a free review copy.

About the author:
Sheena Snow, contrary to her name, lives in South Florida and has only seen snow once. But she would love for it to land on her eyelashes and sparkle in her hair. She loves painting, candle making, orchid shows, tattoo conventions, hockey games and library book sales! After college she landed a full time job but kept serving pizza on the weekends and writing stories about characters she wished really existed, characters who never gave up no matter the obstacles life threw at them. At the age of twenty-six, she sold her first book and bought her very first puppy, a wonderful Yorkie named Aladdin.

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