Waiting on Wednesday: Blood Heir

Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, and adapted to Can’t Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Blood Heir (Blood Heir, #1) by Amélie Wen Zhao

Publication Date: November 19th, 2019

Goodreads Summary
This hot debut is the first book in an epic new series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the con man she must trust to clear her name for her father’s murder.

In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinities are reviled. Their varied gifts to control the world around them are unnatural—dangerous. And Anastacya Mikhailov, the crown princess, has a terrifying secret. Her deadly Affinity to blood is her curse and the reason she has lived her life hidden behind palace walls.

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Film Friday – Avengers: Endgame

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Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Plot Summary
Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.

 


The culmination of 10 years and 22 films, Endgame was like a love letter to its fans whilst serving as a swan song for our original Avengers. The past 10 years have seen our heroes face monumental threats. They’ve faced alien armies, corrupt organizations, and even each other, but in the end, they’ve always overcome the odds which made Thanos’s Snap a monumental blow to our heroes and the universe. The moral is at an all-time low, with the gravity of this loss and the guilt that follows manifests in a variety of ways in our heroes. It isn’t until Scott Lang turns up at the Avengers HQ with an opportunity to undo the massacre that ignites that fire in our heroes again.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Scavenge the Stars

Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, and adapted to Can’t Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Scavenge the Stars (Scavenge the Stars, #1) by Tara Sim

Publication Date: January 7th, 2020

Goodreads Summary
When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches and a new identity, setting Amaya on a perilous course through the coastal city-state of Moray, where old-world opulence and desperate gamblers collide. Amaya wants one thing: revenge against the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had. But the more entangled she becomes in this game of deception—and as her path intertwines with the son of the man she’s plotting to bring down—the more she uncovers about the truth of her past. And the more she realizes she must trust no one…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Would Make Great Films/TV shows.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Book adaptations are the latest trends in Hollywood, so it seems anyway. Reports of Netflix looking to buy the rights to 50 literary titles took twitter by storm recently, and they already have a Grishaverse series in development, so there’s no telling what they’ll grab ahold of next. However, a book adaptation comes with a lot of excitment, but also a sense of trepidation for fans who are anxious to see how their favourite books are portrayed on the big screen. Nevertheless, here are 10 books that, in the right hands, would make brilliant TV shows and films.

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Film Friday: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Shameik Moore in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Starring: 
Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry
Director: 
Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman
IMDB Rating:
8.5/10
Plot Summary
Miles Morales is a New York teen struggling with school, friends and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. When he comes across Peter Parker, the erstwhile saviour of New York, in the multiverse, Miles must train to become the new protector of his city.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Into the Crooked Place

Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, and adapted to Can’t Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo

Publication Date: October 8th, 2019

Goodreads Summary
Into the Crooked Place begins a gritty two-book YA fantasy series from Alexandra Christo, the author of To Kill a Kingdom.

The streets of Creije are for the deadly and the dreamers, and four crooks in particular know just how much magic they need up their sleeve to survive.

Tavia, a busker ready to pack up her dark-magic wares and turn her back on Creije for good. She’ll do anything to put her crimes behind her.

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April Wrap Up 2019

What can I say about April beyond the fact that Endgame ruined me? There was a lot happening in April. We had the Easter holidays aka the weekend of glorious sunshine, the battle for Winterfell, Avengers: Endgame, and I celebrated another year of life. I can’t say 25 feels all that different, but my quarter life crisis has now been validated. I had a lot of fun in April. I went to the Aquarium, treated myself to some shopping, cried my heart out to Endgame, played a lot of card games, and soaked up the sun (when it decided to show its face.)

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However, on the reading front, I didn’t make a whole lot of progress. I mentioned in my March Wrap Up that I had started reading Strange the Dreamer, and while I’ve been reading every now and then, I did not succeed in finishing the book. That doesn’t mean I’m not enjoying it, but I have long accepted that I take longer to read books now than I did in the past.

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