Salt: Movie Review

Who is Salt?

Starring: Angelina Jolie
Director: Phillip Noyce
Writer: Kurt Wimmer
Rated: PG-13

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As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?" IMDb

I saw this movie the other day because it wasn't Friday and my friend and I weren't able to see Dinner for Schmucks or Charlie St. Cloud. I will say I'm glad I saw this movie. It was a good action movie and I haven't seen one since the Bourne trilogy. I liked the constant action and how they completely defied gravity to make this movie even more action-packed. However, the summary on here is completely different from what I thought the movie would be about...kind of. And, it seems as though everyone is a bad guy in here and no one is pureply innocent at all. Along with the constant surprises that once you found out, you were more surprised that you didn't figure it out for yourself, it is incredibly confusing. My friend and I spent half the movie talking to one another discussing if someone was another person and if something would happen becasue we couldn't possibly really see what we just saw. Once you do figure it out though, it is a good decent action film. I was ticked off with the endin but it leaves you wondering if there will be a sequel. I, being the nosy person I am, did my research and found that Phillip Noyce stated:
"We will hopefully have the sequel in a couple of years. Angelina has done a great job as the lead character and audience would realize that it’s just the beginning when they watch the film."
So, I guess we will have a new action series in the future. Noyce also commented the series will probably have Ben Affleck and Tom Cruise as well.

In all, I would give the movie a try if you are an action lover. If you are like my friend, you will hate a certain part in the movie (I hated it too but I kind of saw it coming). But this is a great movie and I really recommend you all go out and try it. Usually I'm not a big fan of Jolie but she did a great job with this role, I truly believed her.

Pace and Fangs,
Alisha
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Wanted Wedensday: The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

For this week's Wanted Wedensday, I have chosen a book that I am CAH-raving to read. If any of you have read the Mortal Instruments series, this book is the first book in the prequel series leading up to the events in the Mortal Instruments! The series is called the Infernal Devices series.

The book's summary:
When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all. Amazon

I'm a huge fan of the Mortal Instruments series can't wait to dive into the new prequel series. It seems like just the right hint of action, horror, and a dash of romance. I recommend you all try out the world of the Shadowhunters. Plus, Cassandra Clare is having a press conference about her books and more around early August.

You can visit her website here! The Clockwork Angel comes out on August, 31, 2010!

Peace and Fangs,
Alisha
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True Blood: Season 3, Episode 6--I Got a Right to Sing the Blues (And, review of Episode 5: Trouble)

I feel completely horrible. I have neglected it for four days. But, I have finished everything I needed to get finished last week: a fanfic trailer, summer course, etc. I'm here now though and I am going to make up for my absence.

I'll quickly review last week's episode of True Blood. Eric visits Russell, the King of Mississippi, and gets caught in a lie, he quickly confesses that if he doesn't bring Bill Compton back to Bon Temps, Pam will be killed. He tells Russell that Bill has been selling V, which is vampire blood that is for drug use. Franklin gives Russell a paper of Sookie's genealogy that Bill kept at his house to see where her powers originate. Meawhile, Franklin still keeps Tara in Russell's mansion and tells her that she will become his vampire bride. Alcide and Sookie visit Alcide's alpha where they tell him about what happened at the wolf bar and he tells them to both stay away from Russell and his werewolves. Bill leaves Russell's mansion and goes to Alcide's apartment where he tells Sookie she has to go but Russell arrives with his werewolves and Sookie protects herself with her powers. Eric finds that Russell was the one who killed his Viking family when he was human because of his father's crown that Russell has in possession. Lafayette finds an adorable guy named Jesus who helps Lafayette's mother who is in a mental hospital. Tommy starts to work at Merlotte's.Terry moves in with Arlene. And, Jason starts his job as a cop but quickly falls for a girl named Crystal who seems iffy to me.

Now on to "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues":
Russell captures Sookie and takes her and Bill back to his mansion. (Note: Bill still ain't right with me.) Bill kills one o the bodyguards and tries to kill Russell but is quickly defeated. Eric tells Russell that he doesn't "know what this thing is" when he talks about Sookie, telling Russell that she is valuable. Eric denies to help protect Sookie to Bill as he is being dragged away to be killed, Lorena later goes to Bill. Eric hurts Sookie when he tells her that she is not special to him at all. Jason finds out that Crystal has a fiance (I told you guys she was iffy to me!) and he is left hurt. Sam suspects that Tommy's parents are using him for dog fights, including when they take him without a word and Arlene tells Sam that she saw them putting a bull dog into their truck. Jesus quickly has a fall out with Lafayette once he finds out that he is a drug dealer. Eric accompanies Russell to see Sophie-Anne, the Queen of Louisiana. Russell forces her into a marriage proposal or else Eric would rip off her head and throw it into the pool. Eric changes his loyalty from Sophie-Anne to Russell. Tara and Sookie escape Russell's mansion during the day when most of the vampires are asleep and most of the werewolves are resting or messing around. Sookie tries to save Bill who has been severely tortured by Lorena, but Lorena attempts to kill Sookie.

Next week's episode, Hitting the Ground:
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Wanted Wedensdays: In the Company of Vampires

If anyone has been on my blog more than once, there are three things that I commonly state about myself on here. I L-O-V-E love orange juice, I'm not a morning person, and I love vampire books! With those things said, I get up early nowadays to work on my blog and to look at authors to see whose books are coming out soon. Wanted Wedensdays will be my rant on how much I want for a certain book to come out!

This Wedensday's will be my rant over the upcoming book, In the Company of Vampires by Katie MacAlister. She wrote the two other books leading up to this one over in her other alias, Katie Maxwell.

I absolutely loved these books for two reasons: Fran and Ben. They are so cute together! I grabbed the first book, Got Fangs?, in the start of my vampire obsession because of a little book I like to call, Uninvited by Amanda Marrone. I loved the book and freaked out when my mom bought me the sequel, Circus of the Darned. The way the second book ended, I knew that there had to be a third, but when I went to go look, there was none. Of course, I found out soon afterwards that the lovely Katie Maxwell was under another alias, Katie MacAlister. I looked at her other site and saw not even a drop of information on Fran and Ben's story. So, I emailed her about it and she emailed me weeks after telling me that their story will continue, just only not in YA. Being the dedicated reader I am, I didn't care! A few months ago, I found out that there will be a third book coming out with Fran and Ben in the plot. Fran is the narrator again which makes me jumping with glee because Fran is absolutely hilarious to me.

The synopsis of the book:
If only a broken heart were all she had to deal with…

…but there are Viking ghosts, gods, werebeings, and one sexy as sin vampire on Francesca’s case. And her biggest trouble is Loki, the trickster god.
When Fran arrives at Goth-Faire to deal with him, things go from bad to worse, for her immortal ex, Benedikt, is there…with a new girlfriend.
Shapesifters, Vikings, and a town filled with deranged opera fans…it’s a good thing Fran’s no ordinary mortal… Goodreads

I'm really excited about this book, my only question is that, in the second book (SPOILERS!) Fran and Ben were about to go on a first date and now they aren't together? I wonder what happened. Or, if I missed a book in between. No clue! But, I will find out. I did email Katie MacAlister and asked for an interview on here! Fingers crossed! (I asked Cassandra Clare as well!) But, In the Company of Vampires comes out November 2nd, 2010 and I suggest you ALL read the series. It's a nice series, it's not too adult and not too YA, so please give it a try!

Peace and Fangs,
Alisha
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True Blood--Season 3, Episode 4: 9 Crimes

Synopsis: Sookie goes to an engagment party for Alcide's ex; Tara takes a road trip with Franklin; Eric's search for Bill taakes on a sense of urgency; Andy gets a promotion; Sam comes to an agreement with the Mickens. Source from my TV.

After having to survive a week without a new True Blood episode, I'm back with a smiling face on a MONDAY (that's a first) to welcome the week with my review of this week's episode.
Being left with a lot of questions in the other week's episode, I am sad to say I'm still lost with knowing people's motives to their actions.

Okay, so let's start out with the main characters, in my view, Bill and Sookie. Bill is still with Russell and his stupid friends, which makes me mad. I, honestly, don't know why he wants to stay. But, anyways, Sookie is with Alcide and goes to where she is bandaging him up because of an attack in the last episode. While Sookie is talking to Alcide, she finally gets a call from Bill she's been waiting for. Sadly, this isn't the call she has been waiting for. Bill breaks up with her telling her, "I never want to see you again." They hang up after Bill tells her to stop trying to find him, he doesn't want to be found. Alcide comforts her after they disconnect, without a shirt. It seems like they come close to kissing but nothing really happens. The episode spans out with Bill finding a stripper for him, Russell and his creator, Lorena, to feed on which we see is so much bloodloss that it started to spill out of their limo. Sookie goes to Alcide's ex's engagment party to stop her from her bad behavior (taking V and hanging with werewolves). Once there, Sookie finds out that Alcide's ex's fiancĂ© is one of the men who kidnapped Bill. During the party, the wolves are passed V from Russell around and the blood makes the wolves go into a frenzy which causes Sookie make a quick exit.

As for Eric, he tries and find Bill but has a few situations during his search. Lafayette gets beaten up while trying to sell V to drugdealers which makes Eric come to save him and tell the dealers to back off. (P.S. Lafayette is enjoying his new ride.) Pam calls Eric at one point to tell him they are being raided by the vampire authorities and they have found V. (Bill tells Russell that Eric has been in a string of V dealings for the Queen Sophie and Russell takes this as another advantage to him conquering Louisana as his domain.) The vampire authorities tortures Pam until Eric gets to Fangtasia and sways the vampire authorities to think that Bill had a part in the dealing and gives Eric more time to find him or else Pam dies a true death. During all this time, Eric had a thought and him and Sookie being intimate.

Sam finds his family our in his parking lot and he finds out that they lost their home. He goes to look for their son, Tommy, whom Sam caught trying to steal from him, and they talk about how Tommy will be stuck with his parents until they die. Sam brings Tommy back and makes them a deal that they can stay in a real house but they can't drink or steal.

Jessica gets job as a waitress and asks Sam if she can serve beer, he says she can't until she turns 18. Jessica is distraught of this because she will never be eighteen. During her first shift, she comes upon an old friend who was in her bible study. She takes him to the back of Merlott's and hypnotizes him to get him to forget seeing her. During this time, Hoyt finds Jessica talking to a guy and walks away with what seems to be heartbroken.

Tara is being kidnapped by ugly cute Franklin. At one point, he even ties her to the toilet while he sleeps in the day so she won't try to run away. He gets mad when he tries to have "conversation" with Tara in the car and all she gives is snap comments and questions as to why he is doing this to her. He is doing his due for the King of Mississippi, aka Russell, whom Franklin is taking Tara to. To me, Franklin seems to have some hidden feelings for Tara, this may cause them problems in the future.

Lastly, there is Jason who still wants to serve in law enforcement. One day in the bar, the sheriff's retirement party is being disturbed by a few youngens in the pool area. Jason is angered by their behavior and goes to the guy who reminds him of himself. He tells the guy that he might think he's the best because he can get beer under age and have girls...do him but he won't be like that forever. When Jason walks away, the guy mentions that Jason was nothing anymore like he was ten years ago. Jason agrees that he might be nothing anymore but counters back that that guy will be looking back in ten years as well and wondering why he is nothing as well. The guy is dumbfounded and does not reply.

This episode has confused me even more but I've seen next week's episode trailer and it seems to clear up some questions I have. What did you think about this week's episode and do you think Bill will get back with Sookie? Will Eric confess his feelings to Sookie? What will happen between Tara and Franklin? Will Hoyt and Jessica get back together?

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Twilight Paradies (Books)

You all may have just noticed...a tiny bit, that I am...a TwiHard. There I said it! But, because of that reason, you must know that my Eclipse high is starting to dwindle, sadly. I need some more Twilight ecstasy to keep me sane until Breaking Dawn Part Eins (it's German for one)! I have joined Goodreads (which please do friend me!) and one time, I was searching for Twilight books to click on as "read" or "to-read" (like the Twilight Graphic Novel at one point). I came upon one book though that wasn't written by the talented Stephenie Meyer, but by The Harvard Lampoon. Of course, I had no clue who the heck they were, so I looked them up and that they are "an undergraduate humor publication and social organization founded in 1876 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts." (Thank you, Wikipedia.) So, they have to be smart and witty...right? Eh, anyways, they wrote a book parody of Twilight called Nightlight: A Parody. The book released November 9, 2009 and sold at a pretty nice number.

Here is the synopsis of the parody:
About three things I was absolutely certain. First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe. Second, there was a vampire part of him–which I assumed was wildly out of his control–that wanted me dead. And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably wished he had kissed me.

And thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the Harvard Lampoon’s hilarious send-up of Twilight.
Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events–Edwart leaves his tater tots untouched at lunch! Edwart saves her from a flying snowball!–Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive?
Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalker-like behavior, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places. Amazon

It looks somewhat funny, I'm not sure if I will be laughing out of my socks but I will definitely be reading it to see what that is all about. Hopefully, it does live up to what the reviewers and how highly the Lampoon is put up to be. I love how they changed the names to like opposite of the original name. Swan to Goose and Forks to Switchblade, funny funny. Let me know what you think of this little parody as well and if you would check it out.

Plus, if you want to read more Twilight parodies, there are two others! New Moan by Stephfordy Mayo and TwiLite by Stephen Jenner.

New Moan
'I want to bite you, Heffa. I want to bite you very hard. I'll be gentle, I promise. If you really loved me, you'd let me.' Heffa Lump is just a typical, pale and interesting seventeen-year-old, who doubts that anyone will ever see her true beauty. But then she moves to Spatula and meets Teddy Kelledy, an impossibly gorgeous boy who eats rare meat, is super-strong and never goes out in sunlight. Could he, just maybe - be a vampire? (Hint: totally.) A tale of first love, painful longing and even more painful pointy teeth, "New Moan" is a hilarious parody of the phenomenon that is Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga. Amazon
P.S. I think that there will be more books by Stephfordy Mayo in the TwiShite Saga because on the cover it said that New Moan will be the first in the Saga. So, I will be following this Saga closely!

TwiLite
Love between a teenage girl and a vampire can be a beautiful thing. Then again, it can get a little ugly. Just ask Stella Crow. Stella is a clumsy but otherwise ordinary girl whose life takes a radical turn the moment she meets Edweird. Though perfect on the outside, Edweird Sullen is remarkably unrefined on the inside. He also happens to be a one hundred year old vampire, trapped in the body of a teenage boy, who has yet to finish high school. Nonetheless, Stella is unconditionally smitten with him. But not everything is rosy in this gloomiest of towns. Edweird's enemies have sworn to put a tragic end to their romance. Against all odds, the bond between Stella and Edweird is nearly strong enough for their love to survive. Most love stories between an impossibly handsome vampire and an ungainly young woman have a magical ending. This one - not so much. Amazon

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Yesterday, I was surfing YouTube and saw something on the sidebar that looked like a Twilight parody vid, of course I didn't click on it like a bad TwiHard because I was too busy but when I got on to Facebook and saw that Trixie and Tess posted the same video on their Facebook, I clicked on to and saw the FIRST EVER Twilight parody....MOVIE! I squeed loudly in my chair and watched the thing over and over. Of course I HAD to show it to my sister, Green Day Girl, who is in absolute anti-TwiHard but puts up with it for me and get a glimpse at Taylor's abs. She even said she had to go see it! It comes out August 18th and is called Vampires Suck! Check it out here:


Love it! "Why does everyone think we're the Black Eyed Peas?" Tell me what you think of all these parodies and if you would check them out.

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Top Five Summer Urban Fantasy Reads For 2010

As an avid reader and a lover to the urban fantasy genre. I will share my top 5 books series that the rest of you U.F. fans would love to read as well. Some days, you just want to soak up some Vitamin D with a good book in your hands. Well, here are some good books for you all to read as you get your tan on and sip banana strawberry smoothies. (Sorry, I'm ccraving one of those right now.)

5. Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong
Darkest Powers is a young adult urban fantasy trilogy. It's set in the same universe as my Otherworld series, but with entirely new characters. The first book, The Summoning, came out in 2008 and the second, The Awakening in May 2009. There's a separate website for the trilogy, which you'll find at www.ChloeSaunders.com (Chloe is the narrator). You'll find some general information here, but a lot more there (more information, contests, bonus material, blog etc) For readers of my Otherworld series, I've answered some questions below. Visit Kelley's website here.


4. A Maker's Song series by Adrian Phoenix
This series is a dark adult series. The series centers around Heather Wallace, an FBI agent, and her experiences with the dark, handsome and torture soul, Dante. The series is very well written and contains a very great blooming romance between Heather and Dante. I recommend EVERYBODY read this series for a different spin on dark angels, vampires, and so forth. Visit Adrian Phoenix's site here.
 
3. Vampire Kisses series by Ellen Schreiber
Vampire Kisses is a series of books written by Ellen Schreiber which consist of Vampire Kisses, Vampire Kisses II: Kissing Coffins, Vampire Kisses III: Vampireville, Vampire Kisses IV: Dance With A Vampire, Vampire Kisses V: Coffin Club, Vampire Kisses VI: Royal Blood and the new installment in the series, "Vampire Kisses VII: Love Bites", which came out May 18, 2010. The series itself revolves around the relationship of a goth girl named Raven Madison and her vampire boyfriend Alexander Sterling and the conflicts they must overcome to stay together. Visit Ellen's site here.

2. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy is a best selling series of six young-adult paranormal romance novels by American author Richelle Mead. It tells the story of Rosemarie (Rose) Hathaway, a seventeen year old Dhampir girl, who is training to be a body guard for her Moroi best friend, Vasilisa (Lissa) Dragomir. In the process of learning how to defeat Strigoi (the undead and evil vampires) in St. Vladimir's Academy, Rose finds herself caught in a forbidden romance with her handsome instructor, Dimitri Belikov, while having an unbreakable bond with Lissa. Visit Richelle's site here.
 
1. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
Once Clary Fray runs into Shawdowhunters that stalk the night to hunt down demons and vampires and other creatures thaat go bump in the night. One Shadowhunter, Jace Wayland, is Clary's love interest but when other people try to keep them apart and ruin all their worlds, they have to do everything in their power to keep things right. Visit Cassandra's site here!
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Water For Elephants Reading Group

Over at Trixie and Tess, they have just started their reading group for the lovely Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen. If you haven't heard of the book or the upcoming movie, you should really check it out.
Becuase this guy ^^ will be in it.

They have started today, you can check out ALL the details over at their blog! I will be reading once most the people at the library stop hogging it and I will be able to pick it up!
The plot of the book consists of Jacob Jankowski's (played by Rob Pattinson) experiences in the traveling circus, The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. I checked out Amazon and other sites and found that it is a historical romance, so maybe Resse Witherspoon is playing Jacob's lover. No clue. But, we will find out while reading this book! The movie is set to come out in 2011, but there has not been a set date yet. I will discuss my opinions of the book while reading along with going over to T.A.T to discuss with Trixie, Tess, and the other reading group members. Please join!






Peace and Fangs,
Alisha
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The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner Review

Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publication: Little, Brown and Company
Copyright: 2010

Product Description: Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion. Amazon

I finally finished! After a long two weeks of trying to read this and being busy, I have finally finished this lovely novella. Stephenie Meyer does an amazing job again, like always. She gives such descriptive and poetic detail that you can picture what is going on without it acctually being a movie. The book gives insight into a regular newborn's mind. You get the mind workings of a intelligent newborn but she still has the instincts as any other newborn. Just think blood and nothing else. Bree looks out to give the reader an also generic view of a newborn army. Constant fighting, tearing apart of others, killing of one another, only newborn instincts, and oblivious to the
obvious. Of course, along with fighting, Meyer gives a small romance in this novella. Mostly between Bree and her new friend, Diego. (The other being between Victoria and Riley...sort of.) I will not say what

happens between them but if you know the ending to Eclipse, you can see where this story leads to. I loved this book a lot, it gives all the genres I love: horror, romance, action/adventure, comedy. I recommend anyone who loves the Twilight Saga or even

 just vampires to read this because it is more vampy than Twilight was because of the newborns. However, there is another character in here that does survive (I will not say who), who I think should have a story of SOME kind or runs into the Cullens in Breaking Dawn. It would have been a great way to weave that person back in there and see why they acted the way they did and how they got to be the way they are. But, that's my personal opinion. Here are just two quotes about Bree talking about Diego that I absolutely loved!
"Diego grinned at me, his face beautiful with light, and suddenly, with a deep lurch in my stomach, I realized that the whole BFF thing was way off the mark. It was just that fast....But even though Diego looked like his normal self again -not made of blazing light anyway- I knew he would never look the same to me. That tingly sensation in the pit of my stomach was still there. I had a feeling it would be there permanently." -Bree talking about falling in love with Diego
"Bree: You know, I don't remember much, but I do remember thinking there was nothing more powerful on this planet than just plain old hunger. Turns out, thirst is worst.



Diego: Sing it, sister!" -Diego and Bree talking about being human (Quotes from Twilight Wiki)
I give this book a four out of four for excellent writing and grammar, and the plotline. Even though I wished it ended in a certain way instead of the way it did, I still loved the book and recommend all the Twilight lovers and vampire lovers to read this book. It is a short and good read, even though it took me two weeks, and watch Eclipse.
P.S. I wished they would ahve put Diego into the movie so I could get a visual of what he might have looked like because it was hard to imagine him.  Plus, I wanted Bree to have a little romance in the movie, she seemed scared constantly in the movie.
P.S.S. Stephenie Meyer has a playlist like all her books for The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner, so please check it out here. It's really good!


Peace and Fangs,
Alisha
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Eclipse Movie Review **SPOILERS** (Don't Read If You Want to Save Your Eclipse Virgin Eyes)

After a long week of getting ready and getting over Eclipse, I am finally happy to give my review and my experience. Unlike most TwiHards, this was my FIRST midnight showing. I know! Shame on me, but New Moon was during the school year and so was Twilight, and by my experience with getting done with the movie at 2am, I'm glad I didn't. However, I loved going to the midnight premiere of Eclipse, I just wish I would have known how to get ready for it.
We went around nine o' clock and I was personally thinking that it was the perfect time. Not too late, not too early. Little did I forget that people thought the same thing and came earlier, so there was already a line forming. Luckily, we went in, there was a group of girls and two moms ahead of us. The moms introduced themselves and complimented my Jacob T-shirt and said they were Team Jacob, so they were already on my good side. One of my friends mentioned she was Team Edward though and the girls freaked out, so we know where they stand. Around ten, they let us into the theaters because the line was already out of the theater, in the ticket booths, and starting to go outside. So, me and my friends had two hours to kill before hand.
Two hours passed and finally the previews started. Little did I know that one: the previews were long and continuous, and two: would freak me out. Yes, I'm talking to you, Paranormal Activity 2! You shouldn't be having girls scream out loud like that and then having the Team Jacob moms, the Team Edward daughters, and your friends laughing at you. Not...funny! Once the movie did start, no one screamed! Like litterally, no one screamed! I wanted to yell at them and tell them to get EXCITED! Hello, we've been waiting months for this and now that it is here...NOTHING!
The movie was good! Eclipse is my favorite book of the series, literally, so I knew I would love it no matter what! I will do kinda what the lovely Trixie and Tess did over at their site and tell my top five favorite moments in Eclipse, along with my top five least favorite moments.

5. I loved the small characters. Jessica, Mike, Angela, and Eric...you guys were awesome! You guys are always funny and truly need to have had more time in the Saga, I believe you guys could have shown more of the normal laugh Bell could have. (Like when she was supposed to come over to Angela's to do invites. Thanks for cutting that out...sort of, Summit!)
4. I want Charlie to be my dad. Billy Burke did an amazing job playing Charlie like always. I was a little bummed when in Eclipse, Bella didn't say "Be careful!" And, Charlie says, "Always am." Like in Twilight and New Moon, I think that would have been cute to be their little thing to one another throughout the saga. But, Charlie, I love ya and I am partially Team Charlie! I do fear the 'stache!
3. Jasper and Rosalie's stories. I loved them. I do like Rosalie in here a WHOLE lot more. I can see her point to why she wouldn't want to be a vampire. She wants to grow with Emmett but they always stay the same and she can't have the family and lifestyle she always wished for. I gaped when I saw what was happening to Rosalie. I saw just enough to know what happened but still be stunned. I loved Jasper's story because he had a happy ending. He met the girl of his dreams. Jasper went through all this stuff, heart-broken and scarred and then Alice walked into his life. However, I do wish they would have shown when he met Alice in the diner than to have them just say it. It was still cute and I "aww"ed with the whole audience when they were fighting and loving each other up.
2. Every single fight scene. I am talking about the newborn vs. the Cullens and the fights between Edward and Jacob. The Cullens were AH-mazing! Loved the flip over the wolf, Alice. Props to you! And, I know I'm Team Jacob but Edward was very cute after Bella punched Jake after he kissed her and Edward grabbed Jake's throat and was like "If you ever, touch her against her will again..." I don't know why but when Jake said something and then Edward was like "Well, let me give you a clue..." that was very...hot.
1. The ENGAGMENT! Who else could not love the genuine feelings between Bella and Edward? Rob did a great job with that scene and the whole bed scene before. I loved when Bella said yes because the whole audience, including me, applauded. Yes, we were that happy!

Here's the top moments and things I did not like:

5. The fast pace of the movie. Most of the scenes that were important in the book were ru through very fast, like the graduation and the party. It went way to fast and you really couldn't get into why they chose to do what they said they were going to.
4. The scene where Jake rescues Bella from Alice and ride off to La Push. Honestly, that was my favorite scene in the whole book. I like how she runs to Jake and gets on the bike and as they ride by Alice, they can see how furious she was. I really did want to see that and they took that out to along with a lot of other perfect scenes that could have fit into the movie if they got rid of some unnesscary scenes.
3. Victoria. Bryce Dallas Howard could not bring the cynical and vengeful power that Rachelle brought. One: the wig bothered the crap out of me, and two: she didn't exute the personality of a vengeful vampire. It seemed like she was trying to be evil but was sadly failing. Bryce should stick to sweet parts and not one as vicious as Victoria was supposed to be.
2. The Volturi. I have been reading the Bree Tanner book and I still don't understand why the Voulturi let the newborn army run wild. They let exceptions go for when a coven is introuble but when the coven wants to save a newborn because she didn't know what she was doing, they kill her instantly? I didn't like that and I gaped when Felix killed Bree.
1. The end and the epilogue. Those were completely cut out. That pissed me off because I wanted to see Edward and Bella sitting in the living room talking and then Charlie walks in and Bella makes the comment to Edward about Charlie's gun. Then Charlie walks in and all you hear Bella say is "Dad, we have something to tell you." And then it cuts to Jake seeing the wedding invite EDWARD sent him and then he runs off into the woods as a wolf. I was very disappointed.

If you want to see other blogs reviews, here are the two I loved the most.
Trixie and Tess
TWITARDED: Part 1, Part 2
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True Blood: Season 3, Episode 3--"It Hurts Me Too"

I'm so sorry I have not updated on True Blood earlier this week so I will just give a little short review.

Okay, so to anyone who watched this week's True Blood. What. The. Heck? The...um, sex scene (If that is what you call it!) between Bill and his maker was absolutely the most shocking thing I've ever seen! Her head turned 180 degrees! For goodness sake, she was enjoying it too! That was too weird for me. (As well as the sex scene between Tara and the not so sexy Franklin. (Even his name isn't cute.) I had no clue what was going on or what his problem is but he is totally creeping me out! Sookie is given a werewolf, Alcide, by Eric to protect her. I would totally be happy if he was protecting me, if I'm going to be scared, might as well be scared and able to gaze at something sweet. I'm still lost at what's going on. I will probably read the series soon!
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