Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead is the third book in the Vampire Academy series. This is the synopsis on the back of the book: Rose Hathaway knows it is forbidden to love another guardian. Her best friend, Lissa–the last Dragomir princess–must always come first. Unfortunately, when it comes to gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules are meant… Continue reading Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner

Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner is the first book in the Bones of Faerie series. This is the synopsis: The war between humanity and Faerie devastated both sides. Or so fifteen-year-old Liza has been told. Nothing has been seen or heard from Faerie since, and Liza’s world bears the scars of its encounter… Continue reading Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

Sweet Fifteen by Diane Gonzales Bertrand

Sweet Fifteen by Diane Gonzales Bertrand is not part of a series. The synopsis on the back of the book says: Hispanic families traditionally mark the transition to womanhood with a special coming-out party for a girl’s fifteenth birthday. As Stephanie’s quinceañera approaches, however, her household is glum. Her loving but domineering father has recently… Continue reading Sweet Fifteen by Diane Gonzales Bertrand

Movie/Television

GoT: S01, E02: The Kingsroad

Program: Game of Thrones Season: No. 01 Episode: No. 02: The Kingsroad Tyrion “The Imp” Lannister, wakes up in the Starks’ dog kennel. His nephew, Prince Joffrey Baratheon, is there to mock him. Tyrion slaps the prince to make the prince pay his respects to the injured Bran. Cersei and Ser Jaime are told that Bran will live.… Continue reading GoT: S01, E02: The Kingsroad

Movie/Television · Review

Game of Thrones (GoT): S01, E01: Winter is Coming

Program: Game of Thrones Season: No. 01 Episode: No. 01: Winter is Coming It starts with three members of the Night’s Watch. Two are killed and the other survives. He becomes a deserter. We shift to Winterfell. The fun the Starks were enjoying was interrupted by an announcement. A deserter of the Night’s Watch was captured.… Continue reading Game of Thrones (GoT): S01, E01: Winter is Coming

Quotes

Execution

“‘Do you understand why I did it?’

‘He was a wildling,’ Bran said. ‘They carry off women and sell them to the Others.’

His lord father smiled. ‘Old Nan has been telling you stories again. . . . The question was not why the man had to die, but why I must do it.’

Bran had no answer for that. ‘King Robert has a headsman,’ he said, uncertainly.

‘He does,’ his father admitted. ‘. . . Yet our way is the older way . . . and we hold to the belief that the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.

‘. . . A ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.'”

~ George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones (pg. 16)