When I first heard that Beauty and the Beast was being remade: I squealed like a little girl and marked the day on my calendar. I’m sure it comes as no shock that the Disney princess who was also a bookworm was one of my favourites, and I was eager to see what a life action would do to the tale as old as time.
It’s that time of year again! The end of February has me eagerly awaiting the Oscars, as this is one of my favourite annual posts that I do. It’s a night to honour the movies, and all of the people that made it their lives work to entertain.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them won for Best Costumes, Suicide Squad won for Makeup, Moonlight won for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and for Best Picture, Arrival won Sound Editing, and The Jungle Book won for Sound Mixing.
As any Potterhead will tell you, getting your hands on a new Harry Potter is like Christmas morning. It’s better than Christmas morning because you can reread it whenever you want. I ignored homework to read this book and had to hide it at times to make sure I actually got my work done.
Nineteen years after the final epilogue in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is where The Cursed Child picks up, mainly following Harry Potter’s son, Albus. Fans are given little tidbits into what’s happened during this time, including marriages, deaths, jobs, children and how students at Hogwarts learned about the war and those involved.
Book 6 in the Women of the Otherworld series brings us back to Elena, in one of my favourite of the books. When I first started to read this series, I originally only bought the books that had Elena in them. It wasn’t until later that I realized they were a part of the series, and then I set out to buy all the books.
During a pregnancy that has her on edge, Elena Michaels, is eager for a distraction. This distraction comes from a weird source, but Elena jumps at the chance after the source gives them a lead to a problem mutt that the Pack couldn’t find.
Another book in the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon tells the story of the accident Dark Hunter, Wulf Tryggvasen, and Apollo’s heir, Cassandra Peters. The unlikely pair is put together by Artemis to prevent the world from ending, as Cassandra is the last of Apollo’s blood line.
If Cassandra dies, then Apollo dies and the sun dies along with him.
While I have been reading this book for a while, it is the first book I’ve read of 2017! While this book is part of a series, I only have this book. The regular series follows a gang of vampires and a couple of humans, and this book focuses on Topaz and Jack Heart.
With the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, there was controversy and back lash for Potter fans about the casting of Johnny Depp as the big bad for this movie, Gellert Grindelwald. This anger was rooted in Depp’s recent divorce from actress Amber Heard, and the abuse allegations Amber made against Depp. According to the tabloids, Amber had witnesses and graphic photos as prove of the domestic violence (DV) she received from Depp.
Many fan’s anger was rooted in the casting because many Potterheads, myself included, turned to Rowling’s books as an attempt to escape the abuse they were experiencing. While Heard’s name was being dragged through the mud by friends and fans of Depp, he got signed to a franchise where he may be a major part in the following four films. Fans had to choose between their love of the Potter universe, and supporting someone who may or may not have abused his wife.