Bloodlines – Silver Shadows – Richelle Mead

In Silver Shadows Sydney has just been kidnapped by the alchemists and taken to a rehabilitation center. She struggles to free herself while keeping her mind intact and her feelings for those she loves secret. She is considered a lost cause by all in the Moroi world except Adrian Ivashkov, who is determined to find her. No spoilers here! You will have to read the series from start to finish to find out what happens.

Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy spin-off Bloodlines is getting ready to wrap up. Bloodlines takes those minor characters you loved like Sydney Sage, Adrian Ivashkov, Eddie, and Jill and a few new comers and develops them deeper so that, as a reader, you come to love them just as much as you did Rose, Dimitri, and Lissa. Continue reading “Bloodlines – Silver Shadows – Richelle Mead”

Greetings From the Overlook Hotel

Since we are less than a week out from Halloween, let’s take a minute and talk about one of my personal favorite horror films. It has become such a favorite of mine that I generally watch it on Halloween day as a matter of tradition. This testament to the macabre is The Shining (1980) by legendary director Stanley Kubrick.

What by today’s horror standards would be considered a “slow burn”, The Shining details a descent into madness that is unrivaled in film. From that long opening establishing shot of the drive to the Overlook Hotel to the frantic race through the hedge maze in the blinding snow, to the very last reveal, Kubrick constructs a visual master’s class on direction.

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