RPT: The Covenant Series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bones

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Book: The Covenant Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

5 Stars

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As I have said many times before, I LOVE Jennifer L. Armentrout, especially her YA books. I’m currently reading “Origin” and I just can’t get over how much I enjoy her writing. The Covenant Series deals with Greek Mythology playing out in modern day, with a feisty and awesome heroine, and of course, the strong and silent (and sexy) hero. These are extremely fun books with high stakes, fast pacing, and a myriad of interesting characters (not to mention some Greek gods).

Good Reads Summary:

The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals–well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she’s crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn’t her biggest problem–staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

Movie: A Series of Unfortunate Events

4 Stars

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This is another one of those movies that I feel is SEVERELY underrated. I enjoy weird stuff. This movie definitely falls into that category. You say you don’t like Jim Carrey? Neither do I. But in this film, he’s absolutely BRILLIANT. He plays like, six different characters in this movie, all with different voices and physicality. It’s an amazing study in acting. The art direction for this movie is AWESOME. Very ethereal and whimsical. It’s dark and eerie, but light and hopeful at the same time. And it’s just way too much fun. I’ve only read the first book of this series, and it was a long time ago, so I can’t really comment on how good of an adaptation it is. But as a movie on its own, it’s very enjoyable.

From IMDB: When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents’ vast fortune.

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TV Show: Bones

4 Stars

 

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So, I was never a fan of CSI. I just didn’t watch it. When Bones came around, I immediately fell in love with it. It’s like CSI, but with a bigger emphasis on character development (at least, as far as my limited knowledge of CSI goes). I swooned over David Boreanaz when he was Angel in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” so I went into Bones already loving him (just FYI, he figured out how to act between BtVS and Bones). His character is hilarious and very noble, with strong convictions (which Brennan is sorely lacking). This show has a lovely and quirky cast of secondary characters, and is a very fun procedural show. Warning: Some of the episodes are VERY graphic and quite gross. Just FYI.

From IMDB: A forensic anthropologist and a cocky FBI agent build a team to investigate death causes. And quite often, there isn’t more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

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