Oh my gosh, I loved this book! I will admit that at first, I was worried that it was going to be just humans vs. vampires(with vamps being the bad guys of course)but man was I glad I was wrong. You can’t imagine how excited I was when the book revealed that Gabriel was half-vampire(I wouldn’t call that a spoiler since it was revealed at the beginning)! I don’t know why but I absolutely can’t get enough of the book trope of a half or even full monster(who is often filled with self-hate) fighting its own kind who are definitely the bad guys. And I hit the jackpot with this book!
I loved everything about this book. Everything from the illustrations(oh my god those were awesome) to the world-building but most of all I loved the vampire lore. It just felt like truly classic vampires and I loved that. It’s nice to have new takes on myths but sometimes it’s just nice to go back to the classics. I also can’t get enough of Gabriel being the shining example of the asshole mc whose heart of gold is buried beneath a bunch of emotional and physical trauma. And as anyone who reads fantasy knows that mc type makes the best protagonists
One thing that I was surprised I liked was the non-linear storytelling. Having the story told that way had me constantly worrying about what was going to happen in the past even though I basically knew the outcome. And weirdly enough telling the story in the format of the mc sharing his life story makes me even more intrigued about the rest of the series. Like is the rest of the trilogy going to be the same format or is everything going to eventually catch up with the present? So, in case you couldn’t guess I’m giving this book a 10 out of 10 and waiting till Fall 2024 for the next book will be torturous!
With the announcement of remake series of 2 of my pillar fandoms, I thought I should share some of my thoughts.
I’m not super excited for this show but I’m also not upset about it. While I think the movies were perfect and it’s way tooooooooooo soon for a remake I am very interested(and a bit excited) to see the scenes they had to change/cut out. But even though I don’t think it’ll be a bad show I would have much preferred if they did a spin-off or prequel to add to the Wizarding World. Specifically, if they did a prequel about the Marauders or a spin-off about Ilvermorny. If they did that instead I would be extremely excited instead of the semi-interested I am. But ultimately I probably will watch the show and maybe even enjoy it.
Unlike the Harry Potter series which I can completely understand how doing a series is worth it, doing a Twilight series is stupid. I know it’s been a while since I’ve watched the movies and even longer since I’ve read the books but there is almost nothing I can remember that was in the books but not the movies. So, it just seems plain useless to make a show, like what else can they add to the story to make it more than 2 hours. The only way I can see them make a show “worth it” is by turning it into some high school drama show. But also again I will still probably watch it because I’ve been dying for a good vampire show right now.
I was excited when I heard about this movie, but I tried to keep my enthusiasm to a minimum because it could have gone very bad, but luckily I was not disappointed. It was everything and nothing like I’d expected. The gore and violence were top notch some of it even surprised me, even though I was expecting it to be insane. While I was semi-shocked about the violence(in a good way) the comedy was exactly what I was hoping for, funny but not over the top. There weren’t jokes or gags every five seconds, which I think helped make the movie more serious. The seriousness/heart was something I was definitely not expecting but immensely enjoyed anyways.
Another thing that made this movie really good was that the casting was great. I don’t normally pay attention to that but for some reason, I noticed it in this movie. Every actor fits their role perfectly and that in turn makes the movie that much better. All in all, I would give this movie a 7.5 out of 10. (it only loses a few points since I’m stupid and prefer that Dracula isn’t a villain in my vampire movies)
What’s them you ask? Well, it’s supernatural crime dramas of course. And no I don’t mean shows like Supernatural, I mean shows where a vampire/werewolf/medium/mind reader, etc. solves normal crimes (with an occasional supernatural crime thrown in there). I feel like in the early 2000’s there were a bunch of shows like this and I miss them soooo much. Recently I got in the mood of re-watching this type of show so I’ve just been going back and forth between this one Canadian show called The Listener(mind reader) and another show called Moonlight(vampire). Sure sometimes they can get a little cheesy(especially the vampire ones) but on the whole, I just can’t get enough of them. Especially this one Korean drama called Vampire Detective, I love it so much and would just kill to see them do more of it or for someone to make another show like it(either or is fine with me).
I really enjoy the crime drama genre, which is great with the abundance of that type of genre right now but we’re severely lacking in the supernatural crime drama genre. And I want a comeback for that subgenre! More than that, I neeeeeed a comeback, there are only so many times I can rewatch the same old shows over and over again. Plus I think with the combination of people being really into nostalgia right now and a Twilight resurgence on the internet it would be the perfect time to bring back this peak genre. So, I hope by putting this out into the world that the universe will grant my wish and bring this genre back in all it’s glory!
I’ve loved every other book in this series so it’s no surprise that this one is another success! But with this one, I guess you could say I had a bunch of realizations of why I love this series so much. After reading some slower-paced books I realized that my favorite part of this series is that it’s fast-paced. I never get bored and I’m constantly excited to see what happens next. Another thing I noticed while reading this one is that I quite enjoy when there are the quick little takes on modern society from the character’s viewpoints. It makes the characters seem more real, which is always a bonus. The last thing that I appreciate is surprising to me since I’m a person who has never smoked in their entire life and honestly has no desire to, but I actually really enjoy weed’s importance in this story. I think that’s because putting it in a supernatural story is a fun way to learn about a different communities culture.
Now that I’ve talked about all the sweet nice stuff that I like, let’s now talk about the shit that I love to hate!!!! FUCKING CLIFFHANGERS! Oh my gosh, I was living a nice peaceful life about to enjoy the date I’d been waiting, 6 books for, and then BAM everything was ruined! I am so damn glad that after finishing this book I learned that the next book comes out the next day. Because if I had to wait for an extended period for this to be fixed I would have rioted. And man if I don’t get my real ass date by the end of book 6… oh man will I be mad.
So this addition to The Helsing Society gets a 9 out of 10 (would have been 10 out of 10 but my long-awaited date was ruined… grrrrrrr)
I absolutely loved the first 3 books so it’s no surprise that I adore the 4th just as much. So, instead of talking about how much I love the whole book vaguely, so as to not spoil anything, this time I’m just going to share my thoughts on specific parts of this one. I’m going to get this one out of the way first… if Dylan and Megan don’t finally have an actual real date in the next book I’m rioting! But really, I love how they both are acting like they’re not already a couple when they clearly are. Forget “enemies to lovers”, I love “we both madly love each other and just need an hour by ourselves to confess our undying love” and Dylan and Megan fit that perfectly.
I am also all for the fact that it’s looking like Krista is being saved to be the big bad endgame instead of some super-powerful monster we don’t know yet. There’s just something I like about when the cockroach character keeps getting away until they inevitably get what’s coming to them. It makes that moment when karma finally gets them that much sweeter.
The last thing I have to say about this amazing book and series is that I know when I truly love a series when I start creating my own head-cannon scenes about the characters, and surprise surprise have now reached that point in this series! So obviously, I give this book a 10 out of 10.
I love this series, straight up. It was exactly what I was looking for in a vampire book! First, let me explain, I love vampire stories but I’ve been trying to find a very specific type of main character that has been very hard to find. That main character is one where they’re a good vampire in a world where vampires are mainly bad guys but instead of being moody and self-hating they actually enjoy being a vampire and they’re also not a murdering psycho. So yeah, that’s a very specific type of character which is why it’s been so hard to find until this series. Dylan is amazing, he’s everything I could want in a vamp mc. He’s funny, nice, kind of nerdy, and he’s not at all moody! Sure a moody vampire is fun to read occasionally but sometimes you just want someone who actually likes their life. Another thing I really like that the authors did with Dylan is that they made sure to make him act younger/slightly immature. This is a really good thing because it makes it clear that in his mind he’s still a young person which helps the relationship between him and Megan mostly avoid the problems that come with the awkward age gap that a lot of vamp/human couples have in other books. By that I mean when you “take” yourself out of the story and then analyze the couple it feels like a normal relationship between two young people and not a creepy old man and younger girl situation.
Another thing that I surprisingly enjoyed was the flashbacks in the first and second books. Especially since they made it seem like Dylan himself was reliving his past with the readers and we weren’t just being told that this is what happened. It just made for a really immersive story. I really loved everything and everyone in this story but if you forced me to say one thing that wasn’t perfect I guess I would say that sometimes the passage of time didn’t seem to fit. Like there were times when I got a little confused about how could all of this happen in one night, but that’s the only thing I can think of.
So, as you might have been able to guess I’m giving this series a 10 out of 10 and I can’t wait for the next book to come out next month!
First things first this movie did not deserve the amount of hate it’s getting. Was it perfect? No. But it wasn’t horrible either. I thought it was perfectly fine. I do wish it was so much better then it was because I was super hyped for Morbius, but not every movie can be amazing sadly.
For me there was really only one huge flaw and that was that it was super fast. Like someone I know described it as it seemed like it was playing at 1.5 speed. Which makes complete sense. It moved so quickly from one scene to the next that it left almost no time for character/plot development. It feels like they just wanted to get Morbius’s origin story over quickly so they could move straight into the meet up movies. Which I don’t necessarily fault them for wanting to do if it’s true.
But besides the quickness I didn’t really mind the rest of it. That might also be because I love vampire stuff so I was just really happy to have a superhero vampire mashup movie. That is probably why I’m trying to be optimistic about possible future team ups with Venom. All in all I’d give Morbius a 6 out of 10. Not great but average.