Hello everyone! It's been over a year since I last posted on my blog. I haven't forgotten this place. But I'm here to update everyone with photos.

I've been busy doing acting and also lots of makeup!

Did background work on the TMNT 2 movie that is releaseing in 2016!

Some of the makeup I did on actors for the 2015 halloween season!

And if you want to know what's going on whether it's book related or makeup related, you can find me on my Instagram page mostly.

In case you don't know, today is July 4th, America's birthday! For myself I'll be located in the hectic Coney Island all day long! I'll be posting my adventure on Instagram (reh487). I hope everyone has a lovely holiday and eats plenty of hotdogs and/or hamburgers!
From last July 4th! Such fun and excitement!
Now that I've got your attention in a ridiculous title (I apologize!), it's time to explain it.

Well my focus hasn't been on reading in a long time. As you can tell from this blog and my Goodreads account. It's been re-shifted to another focus that was always a hobby: Makeup. Not just any, Special FX! If anyone watches "FaceOff" from SyFy, then you get SFX in what I'm saying. I'm truly a horror enthusiast that even though I don't look it, I bleed gore and guts.

Now I'm not disappearing from this blog forever, but I'm changing the way it is with not just book blogging. I'm looking to also share my passion, the thing that I finally found that makes me beyond happy and want to do everyday of my life if I could: SFX. This means you'll see every now and then a post dedicated to the it. But book posts will always trump SFX.

Anyway... I still love to read and still love to blog, so I still love book blogging. On another note, the 16th of this month (Wednesday), is my 27th birthday!

To end this post, I'm hoping all my Jewish readers are having or had an amazing Passover and my non-Jewish readers have a wonderful Easter! Keep reading everyone!
A weekly meme originally hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, spotlighting a soon-to-be-released book(s) that I'm very much anticipating to read. 
Title: Minders
Author: Michele Jaffe
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: January 30th, 2014
A high concept, cinematic read with a surprising twist, MINDERS asks the question: who is really watching whom?

Sadie Ames is a type-A teenager from the wealthy suburbs. She's been accepted to the prestigious Mind Corps Fellowship program, where she'll spend six weeks as an observer inside the head of Ford, a troubled boy with a passion for the crumbling architecture of the inner city. There's just one problem: Sadie's fallen in love with him. Back in her own body, Sadie is faced with the ultimate dilemma. With Ford's life in her hands, she must decide what is right and what is wrong. And how well she can really ever know someone, even someone she loves. - Goodreads
My reason for wanting to read this book is this: great concept! I love out of the box thinking stories with what if's and science fiction mixed in. The love story is just a bonus. It seems slightly stalker'ish to some, unless you've read/watch something that involved a person going into another's mind/head, then it's not so creepy.

Overall, I'm tinkling this will be interesting to read. I'm excited to get my hands on this novel when it comes out!
So as 2013 came to a close, it occurred to me that I only had 10 pots for the entire year. TEN POSTS!? Jeesh! haha

Well my life kind of got in the way BIG time. From working at Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses as a makeup artist/actor in the fall (inventory/costumes in the summer!), car troubles, deaths in the family and my boyfriends, dealing with a house, moving out of my parents, and much more... it has been a non-stop roller coaster.

This also led to barely reading any books, let alone when I did I didn't finish any but one really.

Now I'm vowing to change for 2014. More reviews, more posts about books turned movies, and anything else really cool related to favorite book series!

I'm feeling 2014 will be a better year... and I rarely use Twitter anymore. It just has an automated posting everyday. But if you want to keep in touch with me, find me on Instagram! I'm practically on there everyday.

Anyway, enough about myself, I want to know how your 2013 ended and how the transition into 2014 is so far! Comment below and I'll comment back as soon as I can!

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I'm hoping this will tie over those fans that are patiently waiting for March to get here quickly. Till then, enjoy the videos and keep and eye out for book reviews and more exciting stuff about "Divergent"!

So after being away for a very long time this year and I figured it was time for a facelift! This blog needed a makeover and here it is!

What does everyone think of it? Leave a comment below :)
"Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They're ready to start life afresh--to build a home--on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience.

But this new Earth isn't the paradise Amy had been hoping for. There are giant pterodactyl-like birds, purple flowers with mind-numbing toxins, and mysterious, unexplained ruins that hold more secrets than their stone walls first let on. The biggest secret of all? Godspeed's former passengers aren't alone on this planet. And if they're going to stay, they'll have to fight.

Amy and Elder must race to discover who--or what--else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. They will have to look inward to the very core of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed--friends, family, life on Earth--will have been for nothing.

" - Goodreads
Title: Shades of Earth
Series: Across the Universe
Author: Beth Revis
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: February 15th 2013
Finished Reading: July 16th, 2013
Format: eBook
Pages: 359
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction
Other Titles in the Series: Across the Universe & A Million Suns
Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Where to Buy: Amazon | B&N | The Book Depository

Shades of Earth picks up when Amy and Elder make the final decision about Centuri-Earth. Do they go or do they stay on Godspeed? That question is answered very much at the end of A Million Suns and in the beginning of Shades of Earth as well.

This book left me gasping and truly intrigued from beginning to the very end. Beth Revis hits this one out of the park. I'm still left with a few questions, ones that I'll never get answers from, just like the show LOST, what was that smoke creature on that show??? lol

Anyway… this novel had some serious twist and turns. The characters had to explore not only the planet, but what they were truly made of in situations that pushed them over the edge. It was a live or die kind of world they were thrust into when it came to the ship borns and the earth borns. This was due to the fact that it was a complete mystery what Centuri-Earth had in store for Amy, Elder, and everyone else.

Orion was still playing games with the both characters. He left clues in a book and pointed them in directions on how to know what dangers were ahead. the very last clue was found by Elder and it painted a picture of WHY Eldest and those before didn't want to deal with Centuri-Earth and the FRX. One of the most pivotal and climatic moments in the story. This was one of the answers I received when reading this book that made sense about everything from the first two books.

Amy and Elder's relationship was also put to the test, not only by the elements of the new planet, but by her own parents! Yes I said her parents. That's one of the very few spoilers I can give away. But it was also inevitable that they would show up soon in the series. Amy's father especially plays an important factor in all of this. And so does the character named Chris, who is a new character. I also just want to say that I'd like to punch Chris for his actions, choices, and lack of communication in general. If you haven't read the book yet, I can't say why because it revels the biggest secret of all! He's important to how the story is shaped and the outcome in the end.

I'm sad about who died in this story. It broke my heart and so much more. It's been awhile since my heart strings were tugged by fictional characters. I wanted to save them, I wanted to save them all! But just reading it and picturing those moments in my mind… its' too much even now. Ugh! Beth Revis, WHY???? You did it again! It's rare for an author to do this to me.

I'm also sad to say goodbye to this world, these characters, and the journey they are going to have even after all this is over. It was truly an amazing time to be invested in such a trilogy and worth every moment that came with it. I wouldn't trade it one bit.

This is a series I would recommend to anyone who loves science fiction, a little romance, mystery, and the boundless world of space. It's everything a reader could want and more.

Below I've also added the covers to the foreign titles of the same book. Some of these are pretty awesome looking!

(Make sure to click on the collage to view a larger size!)