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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs 29/06/2017

Irresistible for The Peculiars

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a novel written by Ransom Riggs that was first published in June, 2011 Publisher: Quirk Books Genres: YA Literature, Fantasy Age Range: 13 - 17 years Followed by: Hollow City Library of Souls then there is also an additional books you can read if you can't get enough of the peculiar children series: Tales of The Peculiar Miss Peregrine's Journal for Peculiar Children Synopsis and Opinion The premise: Jacob grew up on his grandfather’s stories about his own childhood during World War II. Supposedly his grandfather escaped the Holocaust by taking refuge on a Welsh island, at an orphanage that catered to children with strange powers. The grandfather even has photos to prove it. As Jacob grows up, he loses faith in his grandfather, and assumes the stories were fantasies, the photos faked. But when a horrible, inexplicable tragedy occurs, Jacob has to reevaluate. Could those stories have been real? Could this island refuge still exist so many years later? And is it possible his grandfather’s paranoia about ‘monsters’ wasn’t just paranoia? This book has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention for the way it incorporates unusual antique photographs into the narrative. Even without the photos, this would be a gripping story, but the photos add an irresistible element of mystery. The first-person narration is authentic, funny, and poignant. Though I couldn't really relate to the character Jacob and he came across as whiny, ...

The 100 Season 3 (DVD) 22/06/2017

A.L.I.E. and City of Light

The 100 Season 3 (DVD) The 100 is an American post-apocalyptic SciFi-Dystopian drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, based on the book series of the same name by Kass Morgan. The series follows a group of Delinquents, who have been sent down to Earth to see if it is survivable. The series also follows those left behind on the Ark. The first season was premiered in 2014 and the premier of season fourth has just started in February. The series is loosely based on The 100, the first novel in the hundred series by Kass Morgan. Some characters are original characters and do not appear in the books. A few also have their personalities switched or shared. The TV series is also considered to be ahead of the book series in events. Many of the events that happen in the TV show may not happen in the books. There are 16 episodes in season 3 which premiered in January, 2016. Season 3 Plot For two seasons, the refugees of The 100 sent to Earth have been at war. First with themselves, then with the Grounders, and finally with Mount Weather. Many have lost their lives along the way. All have lost their innocence. They have learned the hard way that in the fight for survival, there are no heroes and no villains. There is only the living and the dead. But now the war is over. The battle against Mount Weather has been won. The prisoners have returned home to a world seemingly at peace, but can they find peace within themselves after what they had to do to escape? And is there more to life than ...

The Mysterious Benedict Society - Trenton Lee Stewart 19/03/2017

Clever tricks, evil corporation, and children as spies!

The Mysterious Benedict Society - Trenton Lee Stewart The Mysterious Benedict Society is a novel written by Trenton Lee Stewart that was first published in March, 2007. Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, Children's literature Age Range: 10 - 13 years Grade Level: 3 - 7 Followed by: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (book #2) The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma (book #3) Synopsis and opinion It all started with an ad that says: "Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. Reynie Muldoon was one of those children who responds to this ad, but he doesn't think of himself as extraordinary. He thinks of himself as weird and out of place. He is, as it happens looking for a special opportunities, and that means taking a series of tests. Odd tests. Odd, increasingly peculiar tests that go beyond the classroom, or even the realm of the normal. By the end of the puzzles Reynie has passed, as have three other rather remarkable children; Sticky Washington is a bit of a bookworm, but the kind of kid who never forgets a single fact that he reads; Kate Wetherall is an athletic type who carries a handy bucket with her wherever it is that she goes; and Constance Contraire is ...

Bones Season 8 (DVD) 16/03/2017

Skeleton in your closet, skeleton in your ceiling.

Bones Season 8 (DVD) Bones is an American crime procedural drama television series that premiered on 2005. The show is based on forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology, with each episode focusing on an FBI case file concerning the mystery behind human remains brought by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) to forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and the personal lives of the characters. The rest of the main cast includes Michaela Conlin, T. J. Thyne, Eric Millegan, Jonathan Adams, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley, and John Boyd. Created by Hart Hanson, the series is very loosely based on the life and writings of novelist and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, who also produces the show. Its title character, Temperance Brennan, is named after the protagonist of Reichs' crime novel series. Similarly, Dr. Brennan in the Bones universe writes successful mystery novels featuring a fictional forensic anthropologist named Kathy Reichs. The eighth season of Bones premiered in September, 2012 with 24 episodes and bones has now proceed to twelve and its final season. Main Cast Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth Michaela Conlin as Angela Montenegro Tamara Taylor as Dr. Camille Saroyan T. J. Thyne as Dr. Jack Hodgins John Francis Daley as Dr. Lance Sweets Other characters that are worth mentioning Andrew Leeds as Christopher Pelant Reed Diamond as Hayes Flynn Ryan O'Neal as Max ...

Grey's Anatomy - Series 8 - Complete (DVD) 03/03/2017

Scrubs and Drama.

Grey's Anatomy - Series 8 - Complete (DVD) Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series. The series focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns, residents and attending physicians, as they evolve into seasoned doctors while trying to maintain personal lives and relationships. The title is a play on Gray's Anatomy, a human anatomy textbook by Henry Gray. The show's written and made by Shonda Rhimes, who also write and make the series Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder. It revolves around the character Dr. Meredith Grey, the daughter of an esteemed general surgeon named Ellis Grey, following her acceptance into the residency program at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital and obviously the series is set in Seattle. During her time as a resident, Grey works alongside fellow doctors Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), Alex Karev (Justin Chambers), Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl), and George O'Malley (T.R. Knight), who each struggle to balance their personal lives with the hectic work and training schedules assigned to them. They are overseen during their internship by Miranda Bailey, a senior resident who works beneath Grey's love-interest Derek Shepherd, the head of neurosurgery; Preston Burke, the head of cardio; and Ellis Grey's ex-lover Richard Webber, the Chief of Surgery. The residents are later joined by former Mercy-West residents who join Seattle Grace following an administrative merger in the sixth season and we get to see one of Meredith's half-sister in season 3 finale, Lexie Grey who is ...

Charmed - Series 3 (DVD) 02/03/2017

Forever Charmed

Charmed - Series 3 (DVD) Charmed began as the story about three Halliwell sisters who comes together six months after the death of their grandmother. Like other siblings, at first they didn't really get along until the youngest one, Phoebe, went into their old grandma's "Grams" house attic and found an old book called The Book of Shadow that gave them powers. They also discover that they come from a long line of families of good and powerful witches, and that according to an ancient prophecy there will be three sisters who will become the most powerful good witches of all time. The sisters are known in the supernatural community as the Power of Three or The Charmed One and their lives changed from then on. Charmed started in 1998 and finished in 2006 with a complete 8 season. Main Cast The first and oldest: Prue Halliwell - played by Shannen Doherty (Heathers, Beverly Hills, 90210) The middle sister: Piper Halliwell - played by Holly Marie Combs (Oceans eleven, Pretty Little Liars) The youngest: Phoebe Halliwell - played by Alyssa Milano (Who's The Boss, My name is Earl) Brian Krause as Leo Wyatt Dorian Gregory as Darryl Morris Julian McMahon as Cole Turner Other Important Characters Jennifer Rhodes as Penny "Grams" Halliwell Finola Hughes as Patty Halliwell James Read as Victor Bennett Simon Templeman as The Angel of Death The Triads Active Powers Prue: Telekinesis, Astral Projection, Empath (temporarily) Piper: Molecular Immobilization, Molecular Combustion Phoebe: Premonition, ...

The Mentalist Season 4 (DVD) 23/02/2017

Scarlet Mentalist

The Mentalist Season 4 (DVD) The Mentalist tells the story of Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor sharp skills of observation. Though Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon—his partner—openly resists having Jane in her unit, without her admitting we can see that she values him in her team. Lisbon's team includes agents Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby and rookie member Grace Van Pelt, who all think Patrick Jane is a loose cannon but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases. Main Characters Simon Baker as Patrick Jane Robin Tunney as Teresa Lisbon Tim Kang as Kimball Cho Owain Yeoman as Wayne Rigsby Amanda Righetti as Grace Van Pelt Season 4 Plot In the fourth season, it picks up directly after last season's cliffhanger where Jane faces murder charges after he kills a man he suspects to be Red John, while the rest of the CBI team help prove his innocence, despite being under suspension. As it was revealed that the man Jane killed in the last season cliffhanger isn't Red John, Jane tricked him into murdering another serial killer for Jane and it made the FBI looking into Red John. Van Pelt also deals with the aftermath of her fiance's death, who attempted to kill her on Red John's orders. At the end of the season Jane seemingly sinks into a depressed state and quits the CBI. Episode Lists 1. Scarlet Ribbons 2. Little Red Book 3. Pretty Red Balloon 4. Ring Around the Rosie ...

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Ann Brashares 19/02/2017

Sisterhood is for life.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Ann Brashares This book captures the spirit of friendship in the most charming and marvellously entertaining manner possible. Ann Brashares creates a world where it is possible for four friends, as different as they can be to form a long lasting and deeply gratifying friendship. They care for each other, love each other, put aside fights and offer support any time, every time, everywhere. They share the strongest bond of friendships: sisterhood. Lena is the reluctant beauty; Carmen is feisty and smart; Tibby is "that teen" who is mad-at-the-world; and Bridget, is the badass athlete, over-achiever. They all are friends literally before they even born (their mums shared a preggers-aerobics class). After years always spending most days and every summer together, inseparable, this summer is when the four are parted for the first time. Lena is off to Greece to meet her grandparents. Carmen to spend some quality time with her divorced dad in South Carolina. Bridget to Baja California (in Mexico, who knew) for summer camp and Tibby is stuck at home, cutting a minimum wage at Wallman’s. When Carmen accompanied Lena, her sister and her mum to a thrift-shop, she came across a well-worn pair of soft jeans and decided to buy it but forgotten as soon as it was bought. The pants unexpectedly fits all four girls like magic, despite their different body proportions, making each of them feel sexy and giving them much-needed confidence. The pants symbolises strength, love, comfort, and courage. They ...

Vampire Academy 6: Last Sacrifice - Richelle Mead 18/02/2017

Brilliant Vampires Series: Academy Edition.

Vampire Academy 6: Last Sacrifice - Richelle Mead Though I was given the third book as a gift and had it for as long as I could remember, I never think to pick it up. But then I came across the movie and I was skeptical at first but the storyline was different than what we would expect from a vampire stories these days and knowing they might not make the second movie, being an avid fantasy reader as I am, I decided to read the series books. There are six main books in the Vampire Academy series: 1. Vampire Academy: The life of 17-year-old Rosemarie Hathaway, commonly known as Rose, a dhampir and her Moroi best friend Vasilisa "Lissa" Dragomir after being brought back to their school, St Vladimir's Academy, after being on the run for two years. 2. Frostbite: Continues the story of Rose Hathaway including her bond with Princess Vasilisa "Lissa" Dragomir. But in this book, she keeps getting stuck in Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian. Followed with her budding romance with her instructor Dimitri Belikov who seem to has his eye on someone else, and her bestfriend, Mason, who has a huge crush one her. As she's catching up with all of her education in becoming a Guardian, a nearby Strigoi attack puts St. Vladimir's on high alert, and the Academy decided to whisks its students away on a mandatory holiday ski trip to ease the worries of the parents. But the glittering winter landscape and posh resort only provide the illusion of safety. When three students run away to strike back against the ...
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