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Friday, February 5, 2016

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Fangirl Friday: Furthermore, The Demonic Pact, and Grease LIVE

Welcome to another Fangirl Friday!

This has been one very busy week for me especially since it's spirit week at my high school! It was fun to see everyone dress up in onesies on pajama day. Heck, I even wore a onesie that day too! Anyway, there are other great things that happened this week starting with Grease Live.
What can I say? My butt was parked on that couch since the moment it started till the entire thing ended! Grease is one of my favorite musicals and I was excited to see how this cast will portray one of the classic musicals! Let me just say, I was NOT disappointed at all! I enjoyed every minute of it and was following the conversation with other people on twitter. Sure, there were some audio error but that did not stop me from enjoying this at all. The camera work was AMAZING! I was not expecting that from FOX at all but man did they set a high bar for live TV musicals.
I really hope they do more Live TV Musicals in the near future because this is what we truly need! Just for fun, watch one of my favorite scenes from Grease Live.
By the way, I truly admire Vanessa Hudgens for doing this musical a day after her father died from cancer. She did AMAZING and loved her performance of "There are worse things I could do".

 Cover Reveals

We have two cover reveals!

Title: Demonic Pact
Author: Majanka Verstraete
Series: Angel of Death, Book Two
Publication Date: March 2016

Sixteen-year-old Halfling Angel of Death Riley Scott is on a dangerous mission. To save her friend’s life, she must make a pact with the man who just tried to kill them both and break him out of the Celestial Prison, guarded by Angels of War—fearsome warriors who can squash her like a fly. If caught, she’ll be sentenced to eternity in that impenetrable prison. Riley will have to make deals with demons and her number one enemy, turn her back on her most loyal friends, and risk losing her family forever. Worst of all, her very existence is in the hands of her devious new allies.

Author's Webpage | Book one on Goodreads

Title: Furthermore
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Children's Middle Grade
Publication Date: August 30, 2016

The bestselling author of the Shatter Me series takes readers beyond the limits of their imagination in this captivating new middle grade adventure where color is currency, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places. 

There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it’s been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she’s about to embark on one to find the other.

But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she’ll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is a boy named Oliver whose own magical ability is based in lies and deceit—and with a liar by her side in land where nothing is as it seems, it will take all of Alice's wits (and every limb she's got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father Alice must first find herself—and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.

I'm so excited to read more from Tahereh Mafi and I will have to read the first book of The Angel of Death series in order to read the second book because this series sounds like something I would enjoy reading! Both of the covers are beautiful and I can't wait to see them in person!

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Lupe is a 19-year-old Latina who loves to read and watch movies and share her thoughts/opinions about them! Her all time favorite series consists of Bloodlines and Vampire Academy (among others), and her favorite author is Richelle Mead. You can find more of her book and movie reviews (and pandas) over at CatchingBookz.