Tag: Monsters

Dumb Movie Characters: A New Number One?

Kate Winslet as Marianne Dashwood

So I was watching Sense and Sensibility the other day remembering with ease how much I hate Marianne Dashwood.

Ugh. She’s seriously the worst of all Jane Austen’s women cause at least Lydia was young, trying to show up her sisters and didn’t have much of a role model in her mother. And sure I mean Marianne’a cardinal sin is even as a teenager I never would have turned my nose up at Alan Rickman I mean Colonel Brandon.

But I think she might be supplanted by an even dumber character and for once it’s not romantic choices that make me roll my eyes!

Older, Aching & Not Ready for Battle: Kings of the Wyld

Kings of the Wyld

Kings of the Wyld

By: Nicholas Eames

A group of middle-aged slightly gone to pot former mercenaries get the band back together to go and rescue one’s daughter in a wild adventure through deadly woods and tangle with all sorts of monsters. Not the least of which is that life didn’t turn out as expected and they’re all falling apart in one way or another.

This Savage Song

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This Savage Song

Author: Victoria Schwab

Grade: B

This was the Owlcrate book for July and probably my most anticipated read of the summer and overall I’m kind of torn on it.

Kate Harker and August Flynn live in a world where violence breeds actual monsters. Kate is desperately trying to prove herself to her father, which in her case means being as big of a monster as him. August is technically a monster who doesn’t want to be. When the two are thrown together under heightened circumstances they learn things about themselves and each other and generally begin to realize that the definitions of monster and human may not be a simple as they thought.