To Be Continued: Night of the Animals

You ever start a book and think to yourself, “I’m never gonna make it to the end of this?” 

Usually it comes from a lack of interest in the story, or eagerness to start something newer. Occasionally I find myself wondering why I even started the book in the first place. 

This time around I’ll chalk it up to a wandering eye. I picked up, Bill Broun’s “Night of the Animals” shortly after finishing “A Madness So Discreet” by Mindy McGinnis. I was craving another stand alone since I’ve picked up several series these past 2 months that I’m not sure I want to start in 2017. 

I have yet to make it past chapter One, of this book.

Perhaps it’s the concept. Set in futuristic London; our main character Cuthbert Handley,  (I roll eyes at his name each time) must use his possibly made up special gifts of speaking to the animals, to release/rescue them before a suicide cult determined to kill all animal life gets to them.

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It could also be that I’ve been buying soooo many fantasy books including, “Hart’s Hope” by Orson Scott Card, lately that I’m distracted from the story because I really wanna crack the spines of the new books.

Either way, I’ll be postponing my exploration into “Night of the Animals” for another time. In the interim I have to decide between, “Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister” by Gregory Maguire or the aforementioned “Hart’s Hope”

What Book or Series Could You Just Not Finish? Let me Know in the Comments Below!



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Weclome to Blu Moon Fiction!

18891825_10209272842606486_6624307901040040792_oWelcome to Blu Moon Fiction! Dedicated to readers and writer’s of all things fantastical.

My name is Noel Bleu, I’m a 27 – year – old, Philadelphia native and have been reading and writing since approximately age 3.

The very first books I read were the “My First Steps To Reading” collection with Little “a” and friends. From there I was cutting my teeth on Amelia Bedelia, The Berenstein Bears and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. Even then I was a book – lover so there were plenty more of my favorites but I’ll save those for another post.

I started Blu Moon Fiction in 2012 as a way to promote my writing before I graduated from college. I love abc’s Once Upon A Time, and wanted to blog about it. Seven years later, I was still dissatisfied with the progress of the blog and realized I was spreading myself too thin. I love all things fiction and fantasy based but I was unable to maintain content for the site that way. 18278814_1365002003583016_5668521729679719793_o

A friend from work started a Booktube channel. I’d watched booktube before but didn’t know how I would incorporate it into the blog.  After a few poor attempts, I decided to first revamp my blog and then focus on Booktube. I absolutely love books and aspire to be a fantasy writer some day and would love a career in publishing. I’m hoping to have far more success focusing on my passion for books.

My favorite genre is fantasy, specifically urban fantasy and especially mythic fiction. (The genre I write for.) I love all of my books as if they were my children so it’s hard to pick just one. My Top 5 favorite series are 1)Twilight, it got me into YA fiction. 2)Harry Potter, it got me interested in reading Series books. 3) God Don’t Like Ugly – It kept me interested in reading. 4)The House Of Night – Replaced Twilight once I’d finished the series. 5) The Girl w/ The Dragon Tattoo – I’m not usually a fan of mystery thriller books, but I was obsessed with this series and I just found out that it’s ongoing so I’ll be adding them to my collection very soon.

Fun Facts About Me

  1. I have a Norwegian dwarf rabbit named Bullet.
  2. My favorite color is, you guessed it Blue.
  3. I’m currently working on my first fantasy series
  4. I’m a book collector, currently working on classics and completing full series.
  5. I learned what a bibliophile was 2 years ago and realized that it described me perfectly.

Blu Moon Fiction will include posts about books. Reviews as well as book hauls, reading challenges and Book Tags. Whenever possible I’ll add book excerpts or author interviews. I’ll try to post at least three times a week, usually Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays are days I post.

 

You can follow Blu Moon Fiction on Facebook, Twitter &  Instagram and keep up with my reading on GoodReads @ Noel Bleu

 

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Blu Moon Fiction Exclusive: Philadelphia Is Dying!

 

Zombies will overrun Philadelphia by 2018, or at least that’s the setup for Philadelphia Is Dying the new zombie apocalypse short by upcoming director Teddy X. Starring local stars such as, Gobanna Pleasant and Ainyae “Mz. CreYaetiv” Stratton as the lead character, this short film offers a new spin on the end of the world.

Shows We Love: Once Upon A Time

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I’d just finished watching Episode Three of Season 7, Once Upon A Time on Hulu. As usual the previews for Episode Four were not included and of course no clip of that exists on HULU either. So I decided to hit YouTube because of course ABC has thought of this yes?

Opening up Google, my eye immediately snatches the top of Cinderella/Jacinda’s head. Obvi’s I was clicking it. The article from Deadline.com basically quantified what we all knew was bound to happen.

Proclaiming to the world,

‘Once Upon a Time’ & ‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ Slip To Demo Ratings Lows”

Nellie Andreeva who covers TV for the site states,

” ABC’s female-friendly Once Upon a Time (0.5 adults 18-49 rating, 2.52 million total viewers) that tied for the biggest demo drop (-0.2) on Friday to hit a new *L+SD series low.”

Once Upon A Time’s dip in ratings is just another symptom of all Season 7 shows, few survive to air a season 8.

Move it to Friday at 8pm when everyone is out doing stuff, watch the ratings plummet OUAT S7 EP 1 - Regina and Orig Henryand the hand them the axe. It’s not shocking, but foreboding of one of my favorite shows.  (and I’m still coming to grips with the end of Scandal)

The storyline though partially recycled actually has a creative twist with elements of the orignal show that we remember and loved.  Much how Snow White and the Evil Queen shared a sordid past that fueled Regina’s ire for Snow.  “Cinder” Ella has somehow played a hand in the death albeit a temporary one, of Lady Tremaine’s daughter Anastasia.

Lady Tremaine has figured out how to save the girls very last breath  (That’s new), She conceals her in aOUAT S7 Ep 1 - Cinderella Henry Carriage 1 coffin much like Regina kept Daniel in MythHaven.

Keeping the flashback’s we need to understand why any of this is happening, Once has so far mirrored the love story of Snow White and Prince Charming. Back in Hyperion Heights, Lucy struggles to help her parents remember themselves much like Henry had to convince Emma that she was indeed the savior.

OUAT S7 EP 3 - Ella and Tiana 1This Season definitely has seen a more ethnic presence in the cast, selecting both Cinderella a main female lead while making Tiana (who was black anyway) a series regular and what I’ll take a guess at is Hyperion Height’s version of either Ruby or Belle and with the inclusion of the Frog Princess there’s plenty more coming our way.

I for one would be crushed if they cancelled Once Upon A Time.  I’m invested in where this goes and need for Mr. Horowitz to stretch his brain to its limits until he has managed to Oncify every last fairy tale we can think of !

At least until Henry has kids, then maybe stop…

Just a side-note the article doesn’t account for all alternative viewings such as HULU and other streaming services only live and same day coverage.

So who knows, maybe they’ll make a deal with Netflix?

*L+SD – Live and Same Day rating

*Oncify and Obvi’s (obviously) are both made up and trademarked by Blu Moon Fiction

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October Book Haul Pt. 1

I needed to complete some collections if I plan to meet my 2017 reading goal, but also I just really like having a full collection. Mostly rounding out series collections I’d already started, starting with the Divergent Trilogy and The Immortals. The Mortal Instruments, a series I started but was never able to finish were all ordered via Thrift Books and it saved me tons!

When the delivery came I assumed the complete order had arrived but some of my books may be coming from farther away. I now own the full Divergent Trilogy plus the Four Novella, and was also able to fill in the gaps of The Immortals and start working on The Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices.  I can’t decide which series to start next!

 

 

 

 

What We’re Reading: Artemis Fowl (The Eternity Code) 

Book Three in my #2017BookReviewChallenge is the third Artemis Fowl book. My first thought was…. wow.

Someone actually got the jump on Artemis Fowl. A life interacting with faeries has made Artemis soft, complacent and good- natured .

Still dabbling in the underworld, a business deal goes south, and Artemis is forced to beg for Butler’s life while also bargaining his memories to help protect both the fairy world snd the real world from the villainous John Spiro.

The unscrupulous Spiro, has stolen the  C cube a tech holy grail designed by Artemis from stolen fairy technology. Butler was mortally wounded and the fairies were severely comprimised.

Artemis and the gang come together to take down Spiro and retrieve the cube but when it’s all over Artemis won’t remember a thing.

The third installment of the Artemis Fowl series had me on the edge of my seat. We see glimpses of Artemis changing into a better person as a result of his friends while forcing him to outthink a formidable opponent.

I truly hated the villains and cheered for our heroes. The final moments of the book lay on the emotion as our group disbands for the safety of the fairy kingdom.

As always the book was well written, if you loved the  first two you’re in for a real treat with this one!

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What We’re Reading: Artemis Fowl  (The Arctic Incident)

Trudging along through my own personal book challenge I’m adding book 2 of the Artemis Fowl series to my read pile. 

An amazing follow-up to the original, The Arctic Incident manages to bring everyone back for a fast paced action packed story.
That’s not to be clichè short of the preliminary therapy session in the beginning everything following is one laser blast after another. 
In what can only be Colfer’s ironic sense of humor, Artemis Fowl is being extorted. Having bested the faeries last year after kidnapping and later releasing captain Holly Short he’s terrorizing staff at a prestigious boarding school. With his mother well and on her feet Artemis has been mounting a search for his father….and he finds him.
Actually the Russian Mafiya find him and hold him for ransom. He’s ready to go kick some Russian butt when he’s accosted by Holly Short, something sinister below ground cause the two worlds to collide.
I especially enjoyed the semi-closing of one story arc while they also teased the very likely pairing of Munch Diggums and Artemis Fowl.
Eoin Fowler is quickly becoming one of my favorites. 
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