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My Summer Book Stack.

Woohoo the Summer has officially arrived! Happy belated Summer Solstice everyone! Living in Pembrokeshire now means I get to go to the beach a fair bit during the Summer as we have several near by. That is on the few occasions that we actually get to see a bit of sun lol! I’m not one for the hot weather, but I do love bright sunny days where the sky is a beautiful shade of blue with a few fluffy clouds floating by. The perfect opportunity to sit on the beach and do a spot of reading. This brings me to my post. I’ve decided to put together a few books that I’d like to read over the Summer. My Summer book stack! Now, whether I’ll be able to get through them all, I don’t know but I shall certainly try. The books I’ve chosen are:


Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Burn For Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Life and Death Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer

I’ve had some of these books for quite some time but hadn’t got around to reading them. Hopefully I’ll get through them all this Summer! I am particularly excited about reading Lady Midnight as I adore Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. Have you read any of these? Do you have a Summer TBR list? What will you be reading? Let me know in the comments below! ūüėÉ
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Take care,

Dayna.

Expendables 3 star Kellan Lutz wants another Twilight film

Awww we do love our Kellan. I’d be happy to see him in another Twilight film. ūüėÄ

My outfit for a wedding’s evening do including Vince Camutos

Ok this is kind of a random post as normally I’d be posting about books or films or tv shows..,.but mostly books. Anywaaay… I’ve just bought a new outfit for my boyfriend’s cousin’s wedding evening party and it arrived today. It’s quirky! I love it: What do you think?

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The dress is by Cutie

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And the shoes are Vince Camutos. Those of you who are major Twifans and into cosplay will know that Rosalie wore a pair of Vince Camutos in the film.

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Rosalie in the school Cafeteria wearing Vinnie Cs

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After she got grumpy in the kitchen and smashed the bowl of salad

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A clearer image of the Vince Camutos she wore.

And here ends my random post for today.

Twiathlon! Will YOU be going?

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Cinema tickets for the Twiathlon (where you get to watch ALL of the Twilight saga back-to-back including the eagerly awaited Breaking Dawn Part 2 which will be shown at midnight on the 15th November 2012) have gone on sale today. Who’s excited? Who’s going? I’ve already booked my tickets for the Twiathlon. I know, I know I could watch it in the comfort of my own home saving me some pennies and just go see Breaking Dawn Part 2 but eeek I just love the atmosphere at the cinema and the fact you’re watching it with fellow Twihards! My sister and I went last year. It was so much fun and are so psyched to be going again this year. We’re even dressing up for it. Yup! Though I can’t reveal what we’ll be wearing as these outfits will also be making an appearance at Eternal Twilight 8 (A UK twilight convention which, oh my god, is a week on Friday)! Let’s just say,¬†I think the cinema staff may think we’re crazy when they see us!

If you’d like to book tickets for the Twiathlon, click on one of the links below:

Empire Cinemas

Vue

Cineworld

If anyone else knows of any other cinemas that are showing it, please feel free to comment.

Breaking Dawn Part 2 Trailer! – S

Hello Everybody!
Lionsgate/Summit have announced that a new teaser trailer for Breakung Dawn part 2 will be released tomorrow in celebration of Edward Cullen’s 111th birthday! Judging by the new stills that have been released, hopefully there will be some more Renesmee! Look out for a post on the trailer TOMMORROW!

NEW Breaking Dawn Part 2 Stills! – S

Hey Guys!! This week EW unveiled some brand new Breaking Dawn scenes giving a glimpse into what parts of the book the film will contain! It is all very exciting as the release date in November is gradually creeping closer and closer…Having a major OMG moment! So here are some (not all) of the stills..These are my personal favourites!

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I can’t help wondering whether Nessie will be seen to be around the age above from the beginning of the film? That would be my only criticism prior to seeing the film. What do you guys think? COMMENT BELOW!

MTV Movie Award Nominations! GET VOTING

It’s that time of the year where the battle of the fan bases commences! This year’s MTV Movie awards is proving to be a tough battle with Harry Potter, Breaking Dawn AND The Hunger Games battling it out for Best Movie AND Best Kiss! Voting is unfortunately only open to the US… so US fans? DO YOUR BEST!

Here are some of the nominations:

Movie of the Year:

Bridesmaids

The Hunger Games

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2

The Help

 

Best Cast:

Bridesmaids

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2

The Hunger Games

21 Jump Street

The Help

 

Best Kiss:

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone ”Crazy, Stupid Love”

Rupert Grint and Emma Watson ”Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2”

Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence ”The Hunger Games”

Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum ”The Vow”

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart ”The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 1”

 

So they are only a few of the many different catagories…will Robsten be able to win best kiss yet AGAIN?

As voting is only open to the US… here is a worldwide poll to see who would win best movie if EVERYBODY COULD VOTE.

Happy Voting y’all!

Convention News! – Steph

Hey Everybody!

So, since i last posted i attended Eternal Twilight 7 – an unofficial convention for the fans of the Twilight Saga. At the convention the guests were:

Booboo Stewart

Bronson Pelletier

Noel Fisher

MyAnna Buring

Unfortunately due to Alex Meraz cancelling the day before the convention due to work commitments, there were only 4 guests at the event and only 3 on the sunday as MyAnna had to leave. Although a lack of guests was apparent, we still had an amazing time nonetheless. At ET7 Massive Events announced that there WOULD be an ET8 held later this year, however, it would be the last convention for Twilight alone. This news was horrific. These events have been a key feature of our year here at Secret Lives, with all of us attending. Although it will be very sad to say goodbye to these conventions, the line up for ET8 is proving vert strong from so early on in the planning. So far the guests confirmed are:

Peter Facinelli

Alex Meraz

Daniel Cudmore

Kiowa Gordon

Gil Birmingham

Justin Chon

Massive Events have promised us that these conventions will go out on a high.

In addition further bad news has surfaced. ‘The Games’, ¬†a convention for the fans of ‘The Hunger Games’ has been cancelled due to lack of interest from both attendees and guests. This is sad news, more so because ‘The Hunger Games’ has been such a hit and has recently been constantly in the public’s eye. The Guests who were confirmed to attend the convention were:

Dayo Okeniyi

Leven Rambin

Although the event has been cancelled and the attendees will be fully refunded, the scheduled guests will now be appearing at a signing event – Collectormania, held at Milton Keynes. In addition, Jacqueline Emerson ‘Foxface’ has been announced to attend this event.

 

Have a great week!

S

New Breaking Dawn Clip, Hillywood & NuttyMadam! -S

Wow! it has come to that point in the year when the next round of twilight saga madness begins!
3 exciting things have either happened or will happen this month in the twilight world.
1- On February the 1st the Hillywood Show released their Breaking Dawn parody – a must see for any twilight fan who likes a good giggle! I think this is the best parody they have done so far, they just get better and better! make sure to like The Hillywood Show on facebook and follow them on twitter @Hillywoodshow
Enjoy! don’t forget that the Hillywood Show are doing a reaction video competition! To enter, simply record a video of you watching the Breaking Dawn parody for the first time and post it as a video response!

2- New Breaking Dawn clip released! In the USA there were midnight release parties for the breaking dawn DVD release which came with a surprise new clip from Breaking Dawn part 2 feauturing the newly turned Bella and her o-so-loving husband, Edward. Squee!!

As always, as there is a new clip to watch, NuttyMadam was sure to post a reaction video! We all love Emma and her videos!!

3- and finally, ET7 (Eternal Twilight 7) is approaching fast as it is this weekend! From SLOFL Myself, Lauren and Kimi will be attending and we are VERY excited as some of our favourite cast members are attending! The guest line up so far is Myanna Buring (Tanya), Bronson Pelletier (Jared), Alex Meraz (Paul), Booboo Stewart (Seth) and Noel Fisher (Vladmir). Tickets are still available but you can only buy them online for another few days! The convention is held in Birmingham from the 17th-19th Feb. EXCITEMENT! Make sure you follow the blog on twitter @SLFictionLovers as we will be tweeting from the event!

‘First Light’ by Jean Rush review – S

‘First Light’ is an unauthorized sequel to the Twilight Saga.

The book is written in Renesmee’s point of view, which is great for the reader as Renesmee’s grown self character is not fully established in Breaking Dawn. The book is written in a very twilightesque style which makes it easier for a twilight fan, like me, to interpret.

To sum up the storyline quickly. The Cullen’s and Jacob have moved to Chugach to let Renesmee finish maturing so they are able to move to Calgary as the¬†Cullen’s¬†lack of ageing is¬†becoming¬†noticeable in Forks. In Chugach Renesmee begins to assume that Jacob doesn’t love her as he still sees her as a young 4 and a half year old girl (which she is, in human years).

The Cullens then soon receive a visit from Aro and a mysterious other, who is soon revealed to be his hybrid son. The son is named Ranon and he is half vampire, half human – like Renesmee. Ranon’s immortal power is that he can¬†transfer¬†his thoughts into other’s minds and on meeting Renesmee – imprints a series of intimate future images into her mind. At once Renesmee falls in love with the idea of being with Ranon and without telling her family or Jacob, leaves with Ranon and Aro back to Volterra.

However, in Volterra Renesmee learns that Ranon is not all he seems and the reason she was lured here by him was to be part of the Volturi’s experiment..the aim of which is to get Renesmee pregnant. She also learns that Ranon has lied about being a vegetarian as she walks in on him feeding off a woman and her son…She tries to escape, but this proves a challenge…

I wont give away the end….

So, i found this book VERY gripping, i continuously read it all the way through for about 3 hours. The characters that are new to the reader are well developed and there is no abandonment of the well loved twilight characters. The only absent Cullens are Rosalie and Emmett – who are described as headed to Europe on an extended honeymoon. I really enjoyed this book and found myself saying out load ‘No Renesmee! Don’t do it!’ It has lots of¬†spontaneous¬†twists and turns that were very unexpected! This is also a fan fiction that is VERY true to the previous books – paying attention to detail of all the things a twilight fan would want in a sequel book, such as Bella’s¬†shielding¬†power, Jasper’s back story and we learn some more on Esme’s back story! We also don’t miss out on Wolf Action, as there is a return of Seth and the future of the rest of the wolfpack is revealed! The thing i really liked, which was not explained until the end, was what Bella, Edward and Jacob agreed about the imprinting on Ness.

I would really encourage you to give this book a read, especially now it’s the big wait between the release of the Breaking Dawn part 2 film! The book is free on the iBook store – type in ‘twilight’, ‘first light’ etc.

Also, if you are into to post twilight fan fiction, bellasdiary.com is a personal favourite of mine! i would definitely¬†recommend¬†Jacob’s, Renesmee’s and Bella’s diary off there!

if i was to give ‘First Light’ a star rating – it would be * * * *

I would encourage you to read the author’s note at the beginning, just to be aware of the ending situation etc.

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