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Monday, November 12, 2012

TMI Movie News: The Trailer is More Than Just a Teaser / 3 MORE DAYS!

3 more days! 3 more days! 3 more days! Seriously, I.CAN.NOT.WAIT!!!! Our beloved characters are going to be scene on the big scream. If we're getting this excited over seeing the trailer, can you imagine how crazy we're going to be for the full movie release. LOL I will openly admit I will be reverting back to my 10 yr old inner girl when this movie comes out. 

Speaking of the TMI movie trailer, did you guys see what MTV News's Josh Horowitz tweeted today about the trailer? MORE than a teaser!?! *faints* Is it Thursday yet? I *images from TMI Source*

Project The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Trailer Fan Reactions

TMI fans worldwide are counting down to the 1st look inside the TMI movie, with this week's trailer reveal! With the teaser trailer being released in a mere 3 short very long days, we, along with TMI Institute, TMI Source, TMI Spanish News, TMI Examiner, and TMI Colombia have been plotting and planning a way for fans to share their 1st reaction to the teaser trailer. 

Starting this Thursday, November 15th, 2012 and running through Saturday, November 17th we are asking for TMI fans to submit their first reaction to the TMI Teaser Trailer in video form! This will also allow us to compile snippets from the videos submitted and make a bigger video with everyone's reactions. 

You can send the video to me via email adminmundiemoms AT gmail . com or use the hashtag #TMITeaserVideo, so we can get them. You can also tweet videos to any of the following: @TMI_Source, @TMI_Institute, @TMIExaminer,@MundieMoms, @TMIspanishnews and @TMI_colombia

We can't wait to see your reactions!

Book Review: Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson

Published by: Harper Teen
Released on: October 9th, 2012
Source: arc from publisher to review
Series: Valkyrie #1
4.5 stars: I Really Enjoyed It
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

Nothing ever happens in Norway. But at least Ellie knows what to expect when she visits her grandmother: a tranquil fishing village and long, slow summer days. And maybe she’ll finally get out from under the shadow of her way-too-perfect big brother, Graham, while she’s there. 

What Ellie doesn’t anticipate is Graham’s infuriating best friend, Tuck, tagging along for the trip. Nor did she imagine boys going missing amid rumors of impossible kidnappings. Least of all does she expect something powerful and ancient to awaken in her and that strange whispers would urge Ellie to claim her place among mythological warriors. Instead of peace and quiet, there’s suddenly a lot for a girl from L.A. to handle on a summer sojourn in Norway! And when Graham vanishes, it’s up to Ellie—and the ever-sarcastic, if undeniably alluring Tuck—to uncover the truth about all the disappearances and thwart the nefarious plan behind them.

Deadly legends, hidden identities, and tentative romance swirl together in one girl’s unexpectedly-epic coming of age - quoted from Goodreads

A fabulous debut! I really enjoyed Valkyrie Rising. It's an action packed book with a rich Norse mythology, a beautiful setting, a butt kicking heroine, and a fabulous swoon worthy romance. I am a sucker for the older brother's best friend kind of romance, and Ingrid Paulson did a wonderful at setting up and creating the romance that develops between Ellie and Tucker, her overly protective, older brother's best friend. These two have known each other for years, banter like crazy, and have this chemistry I couldn't get enough of. I loved their stolen moments together, and the way they worked around the awkwardness of going from friends who would dish it to each other nonstop to something much more serious. I loved Tuck's protectiveness of Ellie. 

I know a little bit about Norse mythology and I love the twist Ingrid gave her mythology. I liked that at first it was a mystery trying to figure out everything that was going on in the quant fishing village the story is set in, and what Ellie really is. I felt as though I was learning everything along side Ellie. I loved that this story includes some butt kicking, strong females who don't let anyone or anything get in the way of what they want. Don't worry, there's plenty of swoon worthy guys in it too. The beautiful Norweign setting created the perfect back drop for everything that develops in this story; Ellie's finding out about her heritage, her coming of age, and the romance that develops. The cover of this book compliments the story well.

Ellie and Tuck are what made this story so engaging and entertaining for me. Ellie herself is someone who's brave, tough, and will do anything to protect her family, and those she loves. She's someone who doesn't give up. I love that she can hang with the boys as much as she can hang with the girls. Tuck is that hot, athletic boy from next door (in this case 2 doors down), who's always been a fixture in Ellie's life. Ellie is the one girl that he's not allowed to have, since it's his best friend's little sister. The two of them have this incredible chemistry that made me laugh out loud at times, from their on going bantering and other times had me swooning as they go from being untouchable so to speak, to being together. I loved seeing how things developed between them. They both want to protect each other from what develops in the story, while at the same time learn to trust in each other in a completely different way. I loved the little twist Ingrid threw in about both of their heritages, and I'm eager to find out how things continue to develop between them with book two. 

This is a book I thoroughly enjoyed reading. The pace made it easy for me to read it in one sitting. The action, romance, and lore kept me hooked, and invested with the story. There were a few scenes in this book I would have liked to have a little bit more details for, but over all it was an intriguing read, and wonderful debut! I am definitely looking forward to reading more of Ingrid's books. If you're a fan of mythology I'd recommend picking this one up!

Before you go pick up this book, you can read the short prequel here, called Valkyrie Symptoms from Tuck's point of view. Trust me, YOU WANT TO READ IT! #TeamTuck!

The Mortal Instruments Movie Monday #7: 5 Things I Hope to See in the TMI Movie Teaser Trailer

Welcome to this week's edition of The Mortal Instruments Movie Monday. Last week filming wrapped up and this week we get to see the TEASER TRAILER! 

I know this picture shows 4 days left (which was posted yesterday), but really it's 3 days!! I know! I can not wait. Both Entertainment Tonight and MTV News will also be featuring a teaser of the teaser trailer that same day. The teaser trailer will be shown in theaters that night with the last installment in the Twilight movie saga, Breaking Dawn II. I might have to go see this movie more than once just to watch the TMI movie trailer (don't judge me, I'm pretty sure there are a few of you who would do the same thing. haha).

Here are 5 things I'm hoping to see in the trailer:

  1. Magnus- I am DYING to see Magnus!
  2. A snippet from the green house scene with Jace & Clary
  3. I can't wait to hear Jace with his lovely British accent
  4. Runes, runes, and more runes!
  5. I'm really, really hoping we get to see a snippet of each of the characters in the teaser. 

What are you looking forward to seeing in the teaser trailer? 

Mundane Monday #162: Will from Clockwork Angel

Happy Mundane Monday! You know you can never go wrong with a picture/quote from a swoon worthy character talking about books. Enjoy today's snippet from Will from Clockwork Angel.

"Sometimes, when I have to do something I don't want to do, I pretend I'm a character from a book. It's easier to know what they would do." - Will, Clockwork Angel, page 224