Tuesday 16 April 2024

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4/16/2024 What new-to-you authors have you enjoyed in the past 12 months?




Ok so last year was the read of re-reads and Dare, and other ones I had read before, so not really any new authors that blew my mind. 



Josh Malerman, so scary!


Janet Fitch, I really need to try other books by her


CL Polk. Fun and I need to try book 2










4/23/2024 TBR Update: How is your list coming along?


4/30/2024 Social Media: Where can you be found these days?




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Monday 15 April 2024

Carole´s Monday: Godzilla x Kong



Title:
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
Length: 1h 55 m
Released: 2024
Genre:  Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Comedy
Rating: PG-13
Where I Got It: Movie theater

SUMMARY:
Two ancient titans, Godzilla and Kong, clash in an epic battle as humans unravel their intertwined origins and connection to Skull Island's mysteries.





REVIEW:
I am such a sucker for Godzilla. Love that beasty. I've never been a huge Kong fan (there's something about monkeys and gorillas that I'm meh about). I missed the Kong movie and the last time these two shared the screen. However, I was assured that you could watch this fine without watching those two movies. 

Here we follow a group of humans trying to keep the peace between all the titans and the humans. Things start to bubble up (literally) and it's time to take action. There is something dark heading to the surface. They will have to try and get Kong and Godzilla to join forces. Yikes. 

Oh Godzilla! Love you! But we did spend more time with Kong here...and suprisingly....I wasn't mad about it. Kong actually had a storyline. He feels so alone since he thinks he's the last of his kind, but low and behold...he learns more. His knowledge quest, though, will unlock some secrets that could destroy the fragile peace. He'll need help from the humans and enemy...Godzilla. 

The people were right and you can def watch this film without the knowledge of the past movies. They give you JUST enough info to be all, "Ah. Okay. Fair enough" and keep watching on. 

Yes, we get to see Godzilla, but he isn't doing much besides kicking ass of other titans (don't worry they are baddies) and getting ready for the battle. Godzilla doesn't know what's coming, but he can feel it and he hears a call in the air warning and asking for his help. Love it, but yes, not much story there so we only get to Godzilla for a little bit until the big battle. 

WHICH I had more hope for that big battle. It seemed the baddie wasn't THAT bad on his own. He just has a secret weapon, but without that weapon. Meh. Weakling. 

This was loads of fun even the human stories! Whaaaa?! I know crazy. I actually cared about this group of humans and their part in the story! 

OOOOO! That twist melted my wee little heart. I was so excited to see a certain character!!!! Didn't see that coming!!!

TBH...I'm now curious to backtrack and watch the Kong movie and the previous Kong/Zilla films. This Kong isn't too shabby. He has personality and I was intrigued. Wow.....is this creator making me LIKE Kong? Past Carole is shocked and shook. 

All-in-all....this was fun. I enjoyed it. Beautiful CGI and I loved all facets of the story. The humans, Zilla, and Kong. I'll always be a Godzilla Gal, but I can appreciate Kong a little more. Strange when a movie can change your opinion a bit ;) 5 stars from me. 




ONE WORD SUMMARY: Exciting





Sunday 14 April 2024

Audio. Only this Beautiful moment by Abdi Nazemian

By: Abdi Nazemian


Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Fajer Al-Kaisi, Iman Nazemzadeh


Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins


Release date: 05-09-23


Publisher: HarperAudio


YA fiction / from storytel.fi




I liked the other one I listened to by Nazemian, so I decided to try another one. It was a good one, but I did feel at the ending that I wanted more. Like now what? What happened next? Is there hope?




This is a book about 3 generation. Bobby whose mother is trying to make him a star. He is gay in a time that that certainly is not accepted. Then we have Saaeed who has to flee Iran because he took part in demonstrations. You know when they thought they made it better and they made it even worse. He did not even know that he has a grandmother living in LA and that she is American. Then there is Moud. Who is gay in a time when it is certainly more accepted, but he is going to Iran, where is so is not accepted. He will visit his dying grandfather (whose secrets he does not know.)




I think I would have liked to see Bobby actually go to Iran. And maybe more about Saeed later on. And def what Moud does afterwards. The book ends when they are all still in Iran and I just want to know that everything works out. Nothing says it will not, but yes I could have listened to more. I was so invested in these lives.




There were 3 narrators, and yes I chose the book too partly cos one of the narrators. I just really like his voice.






Moud is an out gay teen living in Los Angeles with his distant father, Saeed. When Moud gets the news that his grandfather in Iran is dying, he accompanies his dad to Tehran, where the revelation of family secrets will force Moud into a new understanding of his history, his culture, and himself. 1978. Saeed is an engineering student with a promising future ahead of him in Tehran. But when his parents discover his involvement in the country's burgeoning revolution, they send him to safety in America, a country Saeed despises. And even worse--he's forced to live with the American grandmother he never knew existed. 1939. Bobby , the son of a calculating Hollywood stage mother, lands a coveted MGM studio contract. But the fairy-tale world of glamour he's thrust into has a dark side. Set against the backdrop of Tehran and Los Angeles, this tale of intergenerational trauma and love is an ode to the fragile bonds of family, the hidden secrets of history, and all the beautiful moments that make us who we are today.


Wednesday 10 April 2024

Audiobook: Christmas and other horrors

By: Ellen Datlow - editor


Narrated by: Carrie Coello, Andrew J. Andersen


Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins


Release date: 03-19-24


Publisher: Tantor Audio


Horror/short stories/to review






A lot of short stories. All about different things too. We have Xmas, we have solstice, Hannukah. Lots of winter holidays, and lots of different monsters that show up. I still think those Austrian ones were the creepiest.




Some were better, some were meh, but that is the thing with an anthology. Some were not scary at all, some had some horror in them. Though none made me look at the window in fear.




But I do like short stories in audio. I really do. They work so well, a fast listen and on to the next one.




It was the same narrator, but I was so immersed in the stories that I didn´t really think about it. So she did well there. Same with the man.




"The Importance of a Tidy Home" by Christopher Golden:


A creepy tale about what happens if you have not cleaned your house before xmas.




"The Ones He Takes" by Benjamin Percy:


A sad xmas turns into a happy ones and then horror





"His Castle" by Alma Katsu:


I liked this one. A little twist to what happens in Wales on xmas





"The Mawkin Field" by Terry Dowling:


I am not really syre if I understood this one fully, I think, but, what? Not scary either





"The Blessing of the Waters" by Nick Mamatas


Another not scary one about a runaway inmate and blessed waters




"Dry and Ready" by Glen Hirshberg:


It took me a while to get it, but yes no eerie feels here before the boom at the end




"Last Drinks at Bondi Beach" by Garth Nix:


I liked this one. I wondered about a few things. It could have been longer. Never scary though




"Return to Bear Creek Lodge" by Tananarive Due:


I wondered about things here too. Like wtf was that thing? I want to know




"The Ghost of Christmases Past" by Richard Kadrey:


I had no idea where this was going, and it went dark




"Our Recent Unpleasantness" by Stephen Graham Jones:


This just had me confused what was happening.




"All the Pretty People" by Nadia Bulkin:


Kind of wanted more blood



"Löyly Sow-na" by Josh Malerman:


A story set in Finland, and all in the sauna. No xmas feels here. Just some wood demons I know nothing about




"Cold" by Cassandra Khaw:


I managed to fall asleep to it twice




"Gravé of Small Birds" by Kaaron Warren:


Same with this one, I feel asleep twice. Dunno why




"The Visitation" by Jeffrey Ford:


Interesting one. Creepy ending




"The Lord of Misrule" by M. Rickety:


A slow start, then it turned creepier




"No Light, No Light" by Gemma Files:


Could have been better




"After Words" by John Langan:


Confusing, but meant to be so





The winter solstice is celebrated as a time of joy around the world—yet the long nights also conjure a darker tradition of ghouls, hauntings, and visitations. This anthology of all-new stories invites you to huddle around the fire and revel in the unholy, the dangerous, the horrific aspects of a time when families and friends come together—for better and for worse.




From the eerie Austrian Schnabelperchten to the skeletal Welsh Mari Lwyd, by way of ravenous golems, uncanny neighbors, and unwelcome visitors, Christmas and Other Horrors captures the heart and horror of the festive season.




Because the weather outside is frightful, but the fire inside is hungry . . .




Tuesday 9 April 2024

TMST

 


 

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4/9/2024 What have you been watching? Share your TV show or movie picks.





I have been watching Love is Blind. Sometimes I just need the drama, and watching stupid people doing stupid things.




Right now we started watching Monk. I used to watch it, but it was not one of those watch every ep shows, so we are binging on it now. Fun.




I have started a bunch of shows that seems good, but yup, doing our Monk marathon now so they must wait









4/16/2024 What new-to-you authors have you enjoyed in the past 12 months?


4/23/2024 TBR Update: How is your list coming along?


4/30/2024 Social Media: Where can you be found these days?




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Monday 8 April 2024

Carole´s Monday: The set up


Author: Falguni Kothari
Narrator: Soneela Nankani & Vikas Adam
Title: The Set Up
Genre: Novella, Contemporary Romance, Humor
Format: Audiobook
Published: February 11, 2021
Where I got It: Audible

Summary: 
A perfect disaster - or a perfect match? Find out in this heartfelt rom-com novella....

"Just three dates. That's all I'm asking. One boy shares your sense of humor. Another has similar interests and ideals. The third boy has a helpful heart like yours."

When Aditi Gupta comes home late from work as a pediatric resident one night and her grandfather offers this pitch, she reluctantly agrees. She's far too busy with med school to be dating, and besides, she dreams of a love for the ages, like her parents, not an arranged marriage. And yet she finds herself agreeing to three dates because she loves her grandfather. All she has to do is make herself utterly ineligible and problem solved!

And sure enough her first date with the disgustingly handsome and intriguing Krishna Lal goes exactly as planned: not well! But then the second date comes around and Aditi finds that there is more at stake than just three bad dates. Suddenly, her heart is on the line, and maybe her grandfather's, too.


Review:
Randomly found this while looking for something else. I seen the cover and was all "Awww" and then I seen who one of the narrators were and I had ZERO choice but to download this freebie and get started right away. Vikas Adam is a gem!

Here we have Aditi and Krishna who both, reluctantly, agree to go on three blind dates. Jokes on them....all three dates are with each other. The first date goes terribly. There is a lust there, but there is NO way the two of them will get through all three dates with their sanity in tact.

This was cute and adorable and I loved it. 

I LOVED the twist. I won't spoil it, but it was very sweet and added a little extra adorableness to the story. 

Sadly, the ending left me..........feeling teased. I wanted more. I wish there had been an epilogue. This couple does have some things to work through...like the fact that Krishna is meh about marriage. Big flag and hurdle there. We needed more 100%. 

Awwww the narrators are perfection!

In the end, I did like this a lot. Very cute couple. Some humor mixed in just made it better. Oh! And that twist was a cherry-on-top. Loved it. I am bummed that the ending didn't feel complete. We needed an epilogue. Besides that, this was adorable and quick to listen to. Nice for a rainy day.

I'll stamp this with 4 stars. 

ONE WORD SUMMARY: Sweet







Challenge(s):
- Audiobook #18


Friday 5 April 2024

Witchmark by CL Polk


Series: The Kingston Cycle (#1)


Format: 318 pages, Paperback


Published: June 19, 2018 by Tor.com


Fantasy/library






I even had this as a free ebook, but we all know those never get read here. So I picked it up from the library, finally! And I am glad I did because this was a really well written book. The one that is just so well written that you just float along for the ride.




It was an interesting world, an England of sorts where WW1 just ended and the men are returning home. Many with ptsd. There is magic, but the upper families hide that they are in fact the ones holding it. Miles the main character has magic, but he has the kind that he is doomed to be a sort of magic slave to someone else. Someone who would take magic from him and leave him used up. So he left.




There is a murder mystery that goes deep, and there is a threat that is growing bigger for each moment. Actually several threats but who is counting. And then there is a romance blossoming between Miles and a handsome stranger he meets.




But damn it was a trilogy! Now I need more, damn it.





In an original world reminiscent of Edwardian England in the shadow of a World War, cabals of noble families use their unique magical gifts to control the fates of nations, while one young man seeks only to live a life of his own.




Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be enslaved to his family's interest or to be committed to a witches' asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldn’t leave his past behind. The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family, but even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veterans' hospital, Miles can’t hide what he truly is.




When a fatally poisoned patient exposes Miles’ healing gift and his witchmark, he must put his anonymity and freedom at risk to investigate his patient’s murder. To find the truth he’ll need to rely on the family he despises, and on the kindness of the most gorgeous man he’s ever seen.




Wednesday 3 April 2024

Best of March

 




Bye-bye March! Hello April! 

Here are our bests of last month!


Best Book of the Month:

Blodeuedd -  Witchmark by CL Polk

"Well written!"





"Simply adorable"






Best Movie of the Month:

Carole - Nada
"Nothing was really 5 star worthy for March. Lots of okays...good. But not great."




Blodeuedd - Damsel (2024)
"Best movie goes to Damsel!"








Best TV show of the Month:


Blodeuedd - Love is Blind
"I am still watching Love is blind. The drama, oh the drama."





"'Ghosts' is always hilarious and fun! 'Quiet on Set' is so good, but will break your heart."







Best Cover of the Month:

B's pick - "Also best cover cos so cool!"













C's pick - "So beautiful and magical!"











Tuesday 2 April 2024

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4/2/2024 Are you fluent in more than one language?





Well, I like to think that I am pretty good at English, but who knows.




I can understand Norwegian at times (depends on where they are from), reading is easy. I can read Danish, but damn I struggle with understanding. Not fluent then since I can not speak either of them.




My German is rusty, so no I am not fluent. I think I am at that point that it is so far from school that I can understand but not really speak anymore. I did take 3 years of it.




And last, the bane of my existence, Finnish. The hardest language in the universe. Yes, yes I can understand, obvi, but please do not make me speak it. The grammar is so hard. I make so many mistakes. I aced word exams and understanding, but failed miserably at written things




And for those who went, what, isn´t she Finnish? We have two national languages, mine being the latter, and that is why I have a much easier time with indo-european languages than Finnish. 







4/9/2024 What have you been watching? Share your TV show or movie picks.


4/16/2024 What new-to-you authors have you enjoyed in the past 12 months?


4/23/2024 TBR Update: How is your list coming along?


4/30/2024 Social Media: Where can you be found these days?




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Monday 1 April 2024

Carole´s Monday: Big witch energy


Author: Molly Harper
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi & Teddy Hamilton
Title: Big Witch Energy
Series: Starfall Point #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Published: October 19, 2023
Where I got It: Audible

Summary: 
The lost love that’s always haunted her is about to make an unexpected return....

Caroline Wilton has no time for romance. She’s too busy running her family’s bar to even think about dating. She’s also one of Starfall Point’s resident witches, responsible for keeping the local ghost population in check.

But even the most magical of witches can use a shoulder to lean on, which is what happens when Ben Hoult, the handsome doctor she never quite got over, walks back into her life. Ben is a single dad now, and as he and Caroline reconnect, they discover that they both have a knack for helping and protecting the people near and dear to them.

Soon they’re working together to unravel a centuries-old murder, and Caroline has to face the wrath of angry ghosts...and the uncertainty of opening her heart back up to love. She’s not sure which one is worse. All she knows is that keeping her heart safe will take every ounce of magic she’s got.


Review:
Couldn't resist starting book 2!!! I liked book 1 so much and Harper is always great for relaxing my brain. It's been stressful in the life of Carole lately. 

Okieee here we have Caroline and Ben. Back in the day they were young and in love. However, Caroline let him go so he could go to college and follow his dream. Why not go with him? Well, her family is cursed to remain on the Island. If they are gone over 24 hours they tend to have a little accident and die. Years down the line to the present. Ben is a successful doctor with two kids. He recently divorced his wife and is ready for a quiet life as a small-town doctor so he moves back to his hometown. Caroline has been single and ready to mingle and feeling lost until she falls into a witch coven. Her and her coven help ghost. Ben and Caroline reconnect but nothing is simple especially with a murderous ghost running around.

Ummmmmmmmm where is book 3? I'm ready LOL. 

This was fun. Loved Caroline. Loved Ben. Loved his kids. Loved her coven. I LOOOOOOVE this town. I would def move there in a heartbeat. Ugh Caroline's family made me angry...esp the lazy brothers and her dad. Yes, yes. I get that the one brother died a few years back after tempting the curse, but that is no excuse for making Caroline and the mom do ALL the work at the restaurant/bar. Grieve, yes, but neglecting your responsibilities? No. GAH. 

OOOO and Ben's ex? Screw her. She was a jerk and selfish and mean. Those kids are good kids and deserve a mom like Caroline. 

All the twists were fun!! I loved the mystery of the ghosts and the possible connection between one of the ghosts and Caroline's family's curse. That was nice. 

Loved the ending! It was sweet and it made me need more. 

Great narration as per normal. They do Harper's work justice. 

Mmmmm.....what else?

Always a blast. I would def say read book 1 first. Lots of backstory. 

In the end, I am def loving this series. This one was good. I'll give it 5 stars. 

ONE WORD SUMMARY: Fun










Challenge(s):
- Audiobook #16
- Romance Reading Challenge #12 (Medical Profession) 


Wednesday 27 March 2024

Audio. Damned if I Duke by Anna Bradley


By: Anna Bradley


Narrated by: Gabrielle Baker


Series: Drop Dead Dukes, Book 2


Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins


Release date: 03-26-24


Publisher: Tantor Audio


Historical romance /to review







Prue does not like Jasper, and she has every right to not to. He played cards wither father, and now her father is in debt. They sold land, they have to sell their house. They will be destitute. 




Jasper has his own worries. He ended it with his mistress, and the lady did not take it well. Now she has some rather revealing jewels he wants back.




Prue and Jasper meet. She blackmails him (long story). But he deserved it. They end up married, and now feelings come out. A whirlwind of lust and drama.




Because yes there will be some drama. Nothing that could not have been worked through with two people sitting down and just talking. Heaven forbid. Nope, drama and then a happily ever after.




A good story about two people butting heads and then falling in love




I have listened to Gabriella Baker before and enjoyed her narrations. She gets the feel of the book and narrated the different characters well. There is a good flow to the story.






Bold and adventurous, Prudence Thorne is not the kind of woman to stand by meekly when someone she loves has been wronged. And she's quite certain that Jasper Vincent, Duke of Montford, somehow duped her father into racking up enormous gambling debts. When fate offers her a chance to blackmail Jasper into forgiving her father's losses, she seizes it . . . only to have her scheme backfire.




Jasper enjoys London's illicit delights too much to wed. Too bad his grandfather has decided that a woman with the nerve to blackmail might be exactly the sort of wife to tame him. Pressed into a marriage neither wanted—and fighting a desire neither expected—Prue and Jasper torment and tempt each other beyond reason.




Surely a proper duchess should be subdued, obedient, and dignified? Yet just as he begins to get his wish, Jasper realizes how much he wants his unconventional wife—and only her—if it's not too late to win her . . .


Tuesday 26 March 2024

TMST

 


 

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3/26/2024 Will you start a series if you know it probably won't be finished?





If I know? Nope, that would be awful. Starting, loving it and then been left hanging for all eternity?!? I even have one of those. It is so sad







4/2/2024 Are you fluent in more than one language?


4/9/2024 What have you been watching? Share your TV show or movie picks.


4/16/2024 What new-to-you authors have you enjoyed in the past 12 months?


4/23/2024 TBR Update: How is your list coming along?


4/30/2024 Social Media: Where can you be found these days?




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Monday 25 March 2024

Carole´s Monday: A Dance with danger


Author: Jeannie Lin
Title: A Dance with Danger
Series: Tang Dynasty #5
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: ebook
Pages: 282
Published: April 21, 2015
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon)


Summary: 
A promise sworn on the edge of a sword…

After a failed assassination attempt on a corrupt general, Bao Yang is a wanted man. Taking refuge with an ally, Yang accidentally compromises the man's daughter when they're discovered alone. To save her honor, he must marry the beautiful Jin-mei immediately!

In Yang's arms, Jin-mei feels alive for the first time. She's determined not to lose him, even if it means joining his perilous mission… But when she realizes just how destructive Yang's path could be, can she convince him that their life together could be so much sweeter than revenge?



Review:
It's been soooooo long since I read the others of the series. I'm glad this did well as a standalone. Hahaha. If a past character showed up...I didn't remember them, but that was fine.

Here we have Jin-mei and Yang. After a failed assassination attempt on a corrupt general, Yang is now a wanted man so he is on the run. He takes refuge with an ally and whoops...he accidently compromises his ally's daughter. To save her honor, he marries her. Jin-mei joins Yang on his perilous mission, but she soon realizes that Yang's path could destroy both of them. Can she convince him to give up revenge and live happily ever after? 

I simply loved that fact that they got a chance to talk and fall in love. There wasn't any major drama with each other. Sure some issues to weed through, but the main issue is external with his whole I-Need-Revenge thing! Lots of talking. Lots of learning and listening. Cute. 

The drama does bubble up and it was good. I had no idea how everything was going to be resolved!! Oooooo men....so damned stubborn......

Now, I did like Jin-mei and Yang. Both are very sweet, but....I struggled to see the passion between them until damn well near the end. I don't know and I can't really explain it. I guess I didn't buy the chemistry until the very end. 

Speaking of which....I hope there will be more books in this series, because HOW CAN YOU LEAVE ME LIKE THIS!? So open-ended. I needed more. What...what do they do? Where do they go? I doubt there will be more unless there is a spin-off because this was the last one and it was written in 2015. No epilogue? Gah!

I am curious to re-visit the rest of the series one day. I really did like some of the others too. It's been a long time that is for sure. 

All-in-all, I did like this. Nice characters learning about each other and falling in love. It took me a while to actually buy the passion and chemistry, but it does flare up eventually, for me, near the end. I'm bummed that the end didn't give me more answers, but it was sweet. I highly recommend this series. It was good. I barely remember the others since it has been YEARS so I am tempted to revisit. I'll stamp this with 3 stars. 

ONE WORD SUMMARY: Pleasant





Challenge(s):
- Romance Reading Challenge #12 (Non US/UK Setting)

Friday 22 March 2024

Movie Night: Damsel




This month we decided to review 'Damsel'. 


Blodeuedd is in purple and Carole is in red.



Title: Damsel
Genre: Action/Adventure, Fantasy
Released: 2024
Rating: PG-14
Site: Netflix 


A dutiful damsel agrees to marry a handsome prince, only to find the royal family has recruited her as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt.


Click here for the trailer. 






DISCUSSION:

Movie review time!



Yayy! Movie!!! 



I wanted to watch this because it looked pretty awesome, and it was pretty kick-ass. She was certainly no damsel in distress.



Agreed! I wanted to watch this because it looked badass and a twist on the atypical story. I also wanted to learn the WHYS and HOWS. I’m glad we watched it. 



Of course I knew something bad is coming, hello trailer, but it is really bad isn¨t it. Like wtf those people!!??



THOSE PEOPLE! OMG!!! Especially when we learn….more….and the truth. No spoilers from me, but damn. 



You all effing disgust me! It was a lot. But it made for a good storyline as she learns more.



For real. And I was so mad at the dad for a while there. Ugh. Why are people so greedy???



I was mad too, but at the same time I understood. His kingdom and people were dying. Dunno what much help money will do though, it is obvi pretty bad there.



Yess, the money doesn’t seem that helpful at the end of the day. They literally need to move or something. The area is R.O.U.G.H. 



I kind of wanted to know why that was? Everything should suffer. I am thinking Volcano? Or little ice age for it to look that bad. But then here comes a green paradise



Yes….I feel like they should’ve showed us WHY it was so rough. Bad winter(s)? And I also wanted more in the end. I feel like we needed to see more. 



We will never know….



Sadly not. I can’t imagine a 2nd movie. Not sure where they can go with the whole thing. Unless they do something with the sister. Or if Elodie is THAT unlucky and finds herself in a whole different wild situation. 



I am good with no more. It was a good movie, and it ended. More would be…tricky. I do not want to see Elodie getting unlucky again. Then they are surely cursed. Oh and I will try to say this without spoilers. So at the end the island is just left…like who. And they just can. Dunno if you know what I am getting at. Turmoil people, turmoil!



Same. I’m fine with it being one movie. Elodie is a gem and doesn’t need more struggles. Same with that surprise/twist character. Eeeee. Okay. I need to spoil….[SPOILER ALERT] I wonder if Elodie is going back to their home to bring them back to this land? I mean…it is empty now. Unless the land will go to being poopy because they won’t have the dragon’s heat keeping everything like paradise? [END OF SPOILER]

Ooo! There is a book FYI. I wonder if we could get more answers LOL.



I was also worried near the end, I wanted the story to happen in a certain way, and it did! But I was wondering there for a moment



TBH…I had no idea how it was going to end. SO many twists and turns. When we learned a certain fact, I had an idea in mind…and I’m glad I was right but OMG I was worried!!!




Make it happen any other way and I would have been maaaad! A really good ending. Hahaha



Yes, a good ending even though we needed more answers. 





I honestly do not have a lot more to say, it would be all spoilers. Def worth watching.



It’s so stinkin’ hard to not give away more spoilers than I already did. Hahahaha. This was a nice watch. Fun, action-y, and loads of twists.



The end?



The end! ‘Til next time!



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