Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Music 7

Hi, all!

So because I have managed to fail at posting these past two Fridays, I've made the decision that with my crazy work load, I won't be able to post a trailer review every Friday. Now, I will be posting them every first and third Friday of every month.

That may turn out to be a good idea, or it may not. We shall see.

Anyway, on to your Monday Music! This one is from the Zero Dark Thirty soundtrack because I'm in a political-thriller type of mood. Hope you enjoy!

Happy Monday!


Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday Music 6

Holy wow. I am so sorry I've been a bad blogger and didn't post on Friday, and almost forgot to post today. I've been super busy, but I seem to be freeing up a bit this week.

So! Here is your Monday Music selection. This week's selection is called Awakening by Lucas King.

Hope you enjoy!

Happy Monday!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday Music 5

Hiya, everyone!

As far as Mondays go, this one hasn't been all that shabby. It's gorgeous here, with the trees turning color at last and the air becoming nippy. The sky is clear and blue and perfect for fall weather.

Plus, I get to wear boots and sweaters.

Without further ado, here is your Monday Music! It is called Lost to the Dawn by West One Music.

Hope you enjoy! 

Happy Monday!


Friday, October 11, 2013

Trailer Review: THE BROKENHEARTED by Amelia Kahaney

A teenage girl is transformed into a reluctant superhero and must balance her old life with the dark secret of who she has become. 

Prima ballerina Anthem Fleet is closely guarded by her parents in their penthouse apartment. But when she meets the handsome Gavin at a party on the wrong side of town, she is immediately drawn into his dangerous world. Then, in a tragic accident, Anthem falls to her death. She wakes in an underground lab, with a bionic heart ticking in her chest. As she navigates her new life, she uncovers the sinister truth behind those she trusted most, and the chilling secret of her family lineage...and her duty to uphold it.

The Dark Knight meets Cinder in this gripping and cinematic story of heartbreak and revenge.


This is an example of a book trailer done right. I had heard of THE BROKENHEARTED for a while, but I had never gotten around to clicking on the title to learn more. Based on the title, I thought it was simply another romance about a girl whose heart is broken.

I never expected it to be about a superhero with a bionic heart.

The trailer starts out with a bit of back story, which we don't often get in trailers. You almost think it's going to be another BUNHEADS. And then suddenly we get an abrupt change in music, an old elevator, and people wearing freaky masks that I haven't seen since The Dark Knight. And, to up the ante, the music has taken an abrupt change and suddenly it's got you sitting up, wondering what on Earth has possibly gone wrong for the ballerina and her somewhat-cute boy.

The gyrating on the table seems a bit odd. However, I'm sure that I would be doing the same thing had I just been given a heart made of gears. And the boy suddenly goes from awesome fighter to on his knees, leading you to wonder what just happened.

*Cue freaky chest stitches and table full of bloody tools*

The voice over is done extremely well. The girl's voice is easy to listen to, with just the right amount of inflection to keep my ears perked.

*Cue Batman-esque gazing out at city clip followed by chasing of bad guys*

(Side note: Am I the only on who thinks the crates the guy knocked over look like gigantic Legos?)

Lastly, the sound effects are just awesome. They sound like a rapidly ticking heart, which just ties it all together with a big purple bow.

Final rating: Five out of five stars.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday Music 4

Hey, everyone! The weather in Northern Arizona is so wonky! It keeps going cold, then warm, then cold, and warm again. *shakes fist at sky* Right now it's cold but that could be because it's nighttime.

Arizona needs to get its act together. (And yes, in the mountains, we do feel the effects of autumn. It will snow come winter. And it's beautiful.)

Anyway, here is your Monday Music! (Sorry it's way late. Today has been super busy.) Today's selection is called Legions of Faith by Two Steps From Hell. (TSFH has a TON of awesome songs, so I totally recommend looking them up.)

Happy Monday!


Friday, October 4, 2013

Trailer Review: UNBREATHABLE by Hafsah Laziaf

One hundred and fifty years ago, Earth was destroyed, and the remaining humans fled to the dusty red planet of Jutaire, where the only oxygen is manufactured, food is scarce, and death strikes often.

When Lissa's father discovers Earth still exists, she accidentally inhales the toxic air of Jutaire, and in one breath, discovers she isn't quite human.

Her father hangs for his discovery, and Lissa knows the Chancellors will come for her, for she saw Earth that night too. With nothing to lose, she sets out to expose the truth. It isn't long before she meets Julian, a beautiful boy who can breathe the toxic air like she can--and shows her that the Jute, the original inhabitants of the planet, are more tangled in their lives than she knows.

But the Chancellors are only pawns in a greater game--one where the Jute control everything. Worse, the Jute plan to leave Jutaire for Earth, but to get there, they need her. And they'll stop at nothing until Lissa is in their clutches, even if they kill every human in the process.

The race for Earth has begun.


The beginning of this trailer is quiet and spooky, much like space seems to me. The music isn't truly music, but a mixture of sounds that cause your spine to tingle with anticipation. I love the main circle image that pops up from time to time throughout the trailer, with its gorgeous color and the lens flare that truly makes it feel like a space novel. However, my favorite part is when we're zooming through the stars. (Reminds me of that old Windows screen saver.)

The beginning lines are pretty fantastic: Earth destroyed? Neat. However, it's the line "Galileo discovered Earth" that really hooks me. I was under the impression this was a futuristic novel (and it probably is) but it also leads me to wonder if this Galileo is the original (and maybe he was cryogenically frozen), if he's reborn, or is someone new entirely.

The lines used in the trailer give me just enough of an inkling to know what the book is about, but also leave just enough out to make me want to read and discover what's so special about Lissa and her blood.

Finally, my favorite thing is that the humans and the Jute are racing to get Earth. So often, there seems to be a race for another planet...not one we've already been on. Brava, Ms. Laziaf!

Final rating: Five out of five stars.