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Wayward Pines Could be Renewed (* Spoilers Ahead!* )

* Spoilers ahead for Fox’s Wayward Pines!*

Pines (The Wayward Pines Series) by Blake Crouch

The international runaway bestselling novel which was adapted for the small screen might be getting a second season.Despite the fact that it debuted to woefully awful live ratings, Fox’s limited series Wayward Pines has become a bona fide hit thanks to DVR viewership. The network has noticed, and is actually exploring ideas for a second season. Spoilers ahead for Fox’s Wayward Pines! Deadline reports Fox is relatively impressed with the show’s overall performance in the summer months, not to mention the fact that it’s generated some solid critical buzz. After that abysmal premiere episode, the live viewership has only (mostly) gotten better, and DVR stats have remained solid.

Though fans should be psyched to hear the ambitious concept series might actually return, there are a few problems. The series was first commissioned all the way back in May 2013, and it took more than two years to finally make it on the air. During that time, pretty much every contract associated with the series has expired. Stars Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino and Melissa Leo have all seen their options lapse a long, long time ago. If Fox aims to bring the series back, they’ll need to either cut new deals or retool the series with a new set of characters.

According to the report, the network is considering the latter option.

The story as told by author Blake Crouch follows secret service agent Ethan Burke arriving in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up more questions than answers.

 

Why can’t he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew, from the man he thought he was, until he must face a horrifying fact—he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

Forgotten by Samie Sands | Book Review

Forgotten (AM13 Series) by Samie Sands 

Forgotten truly is a must read for all those die hard zombie apocalypse fans.Forgotten picks up right where lock down left off.The second book in this series definitely matched up to the first and was amazing, full of action mystery and adventure from start to finish.England is over run by a man made virus that is turning all those who have been infected into the walking dead.Their only hope is Dr Jones a scientist who tries in vain to find a cure.This novel is full of mind whirling twists and life threatening ordeals faced by both Dr Jones, Ethan and Alyssa as they try to make it from day to day trying to out run these mindless beings.

Forgotten has a theme that has been used countless of times, however the writing skill and plot twists demonstrated by the author makes this book a must read.

Rating : **** ( 4 stars )

Book 1 this series:

Lockdown by Samie Sands

Plot Synopsis:

Leah’s practical joke has spiraled way out of control. Now everyone seems convinced that the apocalypse is coming – in the form of zombies. The government is calling the virus AM13, and is advising – or more like forcing – everyone to stay indoors while they ‘clean up the mess’.

Leah tries to persuade everyone that it was all just a horrible mistake, however she starts to see there may be more truth to it all than she first thought.

“Witches of East End,” will return to television when Season 2 streams to Netflix..

Witches of East End by Melissa De La Cruz 

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Must be the season of the witch! Our favorite spellbinding women from the (tragically canceled) Lifetime series “Witches of East End” will be returning, thanks to a little Netflix magic. So, when will the whimsical and witchy show be available to binge-watch? Well, according to reports, Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum), Ingrid (Rachel Boston) and the rest of the Beauchamp coven will conjure up some drama when Season 2 of the supernatural series streams to Netflix on Tuesday, July 7.

“Witches of East End,” a television series based on the same name novel by Melissa Cruz, first premiered on Lifetime in October 2013. However, the series, developed by Maggie Friedman, was prematurely canceled when ratings started to dip during the sophomore installment. The series finale aired on Oct. 5, 2014 — leaving audiences with a ​in a fix with numerous cliffhangers.

About the Book:

The three Beauchamp women-Joanna and her daughters, Freya and Ingrid-live ordinary lives in mist-shrouded North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. All three are harboring a centuries-old secret: They are powerful witches forbidden to practice magic. But right before Freya’s planned wedding to wealthy Bran Gardiner, a mysterious and attractive man arrives in town and makes Freya question everything. When a young woman turns up dead, it soon becomes clear to all three that it’s time to dust off their wands and fight the dark forces working against them.

With a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites, this is a page-turning, deliciously fun, magical read fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, mythology, and an unforgettable battle between good and evil.

Best Books with Magic, Adventure & Romance..

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) by Kristin Cashore  

 

Kristin Cashore’s best-selling, award-winning fantasy Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable yet strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace . . . and how to put it to good use. A thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure (and steamy romance!) that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world.

 Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder 

  

Choose: A quick death . . . Or slow poison . . . About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace — and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust — and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear . . .

  Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1) by Tamora Pierce

   

From Tamora Pierce, the first book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet, honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award. “From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I’ll be a knight.” In a time when girls are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wants nothing more than to be a knight of the realm of Tortall. So she finds a way to switch places with her twin brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna begins her training as a page at the palace of King Roald. But the road to knighthood, as she discovers, is not an easy one. Alanna must master weapons, combat, and magic, as well as polite behavior, her temper, and even her own heart. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna’s first adventure begins—one that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and make her a legend in the land.

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas

   

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien. The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

 

 Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1) by Tamora Pierce 

   

 

Tamora Pierce begins a new Tortall trilogy introducing Beka Cooper, an amazing young woman who lived 200 years before Pierce’s popular Alanna character. For the first time, Pierce employs first-person narration in a novel, bringing readers even closer to a character that they will love for her unusual talents and tough personality. Beka Cooper is a rookie with the law-enforcing Provost’s Guard, and she’s been assigned to the Lower City. It’s a tough beat that’s about to get tougher, as Beka’s limited ability to communicate with the dead clues her in to an underworld conspiracy. Someone close to Beka is using dark magic to profit from the Lower City’s criminal enterprises–and the result is a crime wave the likes of which the Provost’s Guard has never seen before.

 The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanderson 

Brandon Sanderson, fantasy’s newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut Elantris, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge? The answer will be found in the Mistborn Trilogy, a saga of surprises and magical martial-arts action that begins in Mistborn. For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the “Sliver of Infinity,” reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler’s most hellish prison. Kelsier “snapped” and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark.

 

Born of Water:  (The Rise of the Fifth Order Book 1) by Autumn M. Birt 

  

 

In the buried archives of the Temple of Dust may lie the secret to defeating the Curse, a creature which seeks to destroy 16-year old Ria for the forbidden gifts she possesses. But it is from among the ranks of those who control the Curse where Ria will find her best chance of success. Only the Priestess Niri can save Ria from the forces that hunt her, if Niri doesn’t betray the girl first. Along with Ria comes Ty and his sister, Lavinia, both bound to defend Ria from the Church of Four Orders. However, Ty has been living a life less than honest and keeping it from his sister. To survive a journey that takes them across the breadth of their world, the four must learn to trust each other before pursuit from the Church and Ty’s troubled past find them.

A Light in the Desert by Anne Montgomery | Book Review

A Light in the Desert by Anne Montgomery

A light in the desert by Anne Montgomery is a superbly composed novel that tells a story of suffering and perseverance, capturing the heart and mind equally and remaining mesmerizing through the intensely heart-wrenching conclusion.The plot was a little over drawn out and a lot of things happening all over the place but all in all it was a good read, character description and writing style was also well deserving of 4 stars!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rating : **** ( 4 stars )

Game of Thrones Season Finale and Fan Speculation ( Beware spoiler alert ahead )…

*Possible Spoiler Alert Ahead for those who haven`t watched Game of Thrones Season 5 Finale *

 

The final shot of Jon Snow  (played by Kit Harington) shows him  lying “dead” on the ground of castle black after being stabbed by numerous times by his so called brothers within the Night’s Watch. After several debates here are a few speculations as to why we think that Jon Snow could still be alive…

 

1. Just before the credits roll in , upon close inspection we can see that Jon`s dark brown eyes appeared to lighten and turn purple.According to the land of Westeros  purple eyes are common with those who have Valyrian blood running  through their veins… most notably those folks in House Targaryen, Jon could possibly be apart of that family if you take into account Rhaegar keeping Ned Starks sister captive.

 

So for those who aren’t aware, the theory is that Jon Snow’s real mother is Lyanna Stark and his father is Rhaegar Targaryean.If that is the case and the purple eye theory is true then , that would allow Lord of Light priestess, Melisandre, to bring Snow back from his otherworldly resting place, just as  Beric Dondarrion  was resurrected multiple times back in Season 2.

 

2. In a press release Kit Harrington stated that he is deader than dead and he will not be appearing in the next season of game of thrones BUT Bran Stark did not not make an appearance for the entire duration of season 5 but that does not mean he wont be returning for the next season so could the same hold true for Jon Snow?

 

3.Jon has come too far to just up and die. During first season of Game of Thrones, he was simply introduced as the bastard son of Ned Stark, who was sent off to join the Night’s Watch because he could have no title or claim of property. However, in spite of all this, Jon has showed outstanding leadership and battle skills over the course of GoT’s five seasons and he is now Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.So how can his character just be killed of out of the blue?

4.Jon has already encountered death several times throughout the series — in fact, the amount of times she’s nearly died rivals only the amount of times Tyrion Lannister has. From his first encounter with the Wildlings to his encounter with the White Walkers and their army of the dead, dragging Jon’s death out until now would just be cruel.Also there was an undeniable challenge between Jon and the Night King ,Coldemort, at Hardhome that cant be ignored!

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (A Song of Ice and Fire)