Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday Missions!




Monday Missions is a list of my goals for the week... the books I want to read, movies I want to watch, and TV series I want to catch up on. This will hopefully be a weekly post, if I can stay on task.

BOOKS



The first book I'll be reading this week is Songs of Seraphina. I was sent an ecopy in exchange for an honest review. I'm about halfway through and I should have my review up by Wednesday! 

Songs of Seraphina by Jude Houghton

Some battles bleed so much, and for so long, that the earth never truly forgets their dead. Some battles are born of oppression, and some of greed, and some simply because it was written in the stars. 

Three sisters—Charlemagne, Cairo and Pendragon Agonistes—are sent from America to England to live with their eccentric grandparents after their mother disappears and their father falls to pieces. But before the girls have time to find their feet, Charlemagne is married off to a dead man, Penny takes a nap and wakes up as a boy, and Cairo is swept into a dangerous romance with a man who wants her for more than her considerable charm. With the girls wrapped up in a conflict they barely understand, they don’t notice that their grandmother is transforming, or that the two demigod assassins who took their mother are now coming for them—if one of them can get over his crisis of conscience. 

In this richly painted tale, at whose heart is the unbreakable bond of family and blood, the world of Seraphina collides with our own as three unique girls are dragged into twilight lives past, fighting for vengeance, retribution, and the survival of their exiled people.




Volumes 10-12 of the Kamisama Kiss manga series. 

A divine comedy!

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences rated teen.

Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she's just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwittingly taken over his job as a local deity!

Kurama's father, the Sojobo of the Kurama tengu, is gravely ill. Nanami thinks she can cure him with her supply of Momotan, but first she needs to get past the magic shields of Jiro, the next in line for the leadership of the mountain. And Jiro isn’t the only thing on the mountain the gang needs to watch out for…



I got the final book of the Lorien Legacies series from the library awhile back and I've yet to read it. I'll def be making it a priority after Songs of Seraphina. 

United as One (Lorien Legacies #7) by Pittacus Lore

The seventh and final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! With United as One, this action-packed series comes to a surprising, breathtaking, and utterly satisfying conclusion. The Garde didn’t start this war, but they’ll do whatever it takes to end it once and for all. . . .

The Mogadorians have invaded Earth. Their warships loom over our most populated cities, and no country will risk taking them head on. The Garde are all that stand in the way, but they’ll need an army of their own to win this fight.

They’ve teamed up with the US military, but it might not be enough. The Garde need reinforcements, and they’ve found them in the most unexpected place. Teenagers from across the globe, like John Smith’s best friend, Sam, have developed abilities. So John and the others must get to them before the Mogs, because if they don’t their enemies will use these gifted teens for their own sinister plan.

But after all the Mogadorians have taken from John—his home, his family, his friends, and the person he loves most—he might not want to put any more lives in danger. He’s got nothing left to lose, and he’s just discovered he has been given an incredible new Legacy. Now he can turn himself into the ultimate weapon. So will he risk his life to save the world, or will he realize that power in numbers will save us all?

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27161189-united-as-one


TV

The Walking Dead! I'm still two seasons behind, I've just started season five, so I plan to catch up this week... hopefully... maybe. I want to at least get through season five.  



Westworld. I still haven't watched any episodes yet; but I like the movie so I've been meaning to check it out. Have you seen it yet? Is it good? 


MOVIES


Star Trek: Beyond



Independence Day: Resurgence