Novel Update II — (Jan 2014)

I had initially planned to post this yesterday, but you know what they say about the best laid plans.  Anyway I’m not too far off, still before February at least.  I’ll have yet another book review up soon, I’m about 20 pages off of finishing Dakota Cassidy’s The Accidental Genie.  I moved my Beyond: Two Souls to my brother’s PS3 (so we can play upstairs yay~!) and I have every intention of playing that tonight.  Other than that, I also need to crack open my new Guided Fate Paradox.  I got it for Christmas and still haven’t even put it in yet.  Shame on me.  On a side note I’m in a pretty good mood, pre-ordered my new KPOP CD, (The B.A.P album~!) and my pre-order of Danganronpa for my PS Vita comes out in two weeks.  Oh and Bravely Default for my 3DS.  Way excited.   So let’s get this party started.

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The Drifting — Book Review

The Drifting (The Velesi Trilogy #2) by L. Filloonthe_drifting

Rating: ♥ ♥

Favorite Quotes:

“A garden tool? She called you a garden tool?”
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“I just threw up in my mouth. That’s what I think of that idea.”

I am not a fan of b-s drama. Unfortunately, that’s all this book has been. It’s your typical “let’s separate the two lovers and make them think they don’t love each other” nonsense. I was over it before it really started. Then when there wasn’t Tharin/Lily drama, we had Tolan/Julia drama. Then more Tharin/Lily bs. It got to the point about 75% of the way through that I just didn’t want to read it anymore. Continue reading

Scorched — Book Review

Scorched by Mari Mancusiscorched

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Favorite Quote:

“As if the strangers standing before her could somehow become an insta-family –just add water!–by simply uttering those magic words.”

You know when your really want a book to be super amazing, and it’s not – that ridiculously disappointed feeling? Then after having multiple books that tear you apart wishing they were as good as the summary you get one that is. One that just blows your mind. Having all those disappointments first actually just intensifies how much you love the book that met and exceeded your expectations. Scorched was that book for me. Mind. Blowing. So incredible, I loved EVERY PAGE. I quite literally cannot even properly explain how much I adored this book. It was one of those books that you want to finish as soon as possible to know what happens, but you don’t, because then the book is over. Continue reading

Something About Harry — Book Review

Something About Harry (The Accidental Werewolf 2) by: Dakota Cassidysomething_about_harry

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Oh my. Dakota Cassidy has never disappointed me and this one just scored another win in my book. “Something about Harry” was pure delight, delicious, spine-tingling, heart-pounding, even better than I was expecting.

I guess I’ll begin with the plot. The accidental series is always fun and amusing. I know I’m in for a fun read right from the first page. The way Harry became a were was good for a laugh and I always enjoy the sniping at each other. The humor – Dakota’s style of writing to me never gets old. I can’t get enough of it. It’s probably because to me, it’s very similar to my style of thinking/talking. There was a lot I wasn’t expecting from this novel and it really blew me away. She really pulls you through the story, I barely was able to put it down (sleep was necessary, as was work unfortunately). It actually also had some serious drama/action that was incredibly written. With the who-dunnit portion of the story (which I wasn’t expecting much mystery/intrigue) was fabulous because I honestly had no idea who had done it. Which to me I really really love. I like it when I’m surprised even when I’m trying to figure it out earlier. Continue reading

Of Beast and Beauty — Review

Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jayof_beast_and_beauty

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

Usually I know how to start off a review. Something about the book usually left an impression on me that I feel the need to start off with. Of Beast and Beauty definitely was good…just not stellar. I didn’t have that “Wow I would love to read this again” mentality. Now on the other hand I am glad I read it.The summary really hooked me. It had so many elements that I thought were fabulous. The blind princess raised as a sacrifice, the rose garden that was alive and fed on the blood of Queens. It was haunting. It had a few twists that I both saw and didn’t see coming – which I always enjoy. Continue reading

Novel Update — (Jan 2014)

Hey everyone~!  Thanks for all the follows that I already have!  It blew me away that I had followers after my welcoming post.  You guys made my day.

 

So currently my novel is in its very beginning stages.  It has no title and not even a first sentence.  For this I want to get all my ideas written down so that I’m not just writing from nowhere.  I’ve created two strong characters (one I’ve even given a first name~!), and a few ideas of other characters.  I have a few plot ideas and  I’ve started with world-building.  I have a few settings in mind and created my own fantasy race that I’m so incredibly excited about.  They are called the Nephilim (sound familiar? heh) and I’ve gone into great depth for them.  Obviously I want to keep some mystery about them but I’ve gotten a lot of key ideas nailed down.  I never realized how fun it is to create your own race of people — and how much goes into that.  I have an idea of how I want them to look and there are a few elements that I’m working on.

With a new race I’m looking into their government, their habitats, their beliefs, religions, superstitions, abilities.  Then I’m looking how I want that race to meld with other races.  It’s a lot of work but so much fun.  I have so many questions and I want this to be something that can really set my novel apart.  That’s also why I want this race to be solid.  You know, no plot holes or something right?

I know that it’s not much but for me it’s a start.  As for the rest of my blog I’m currently working on “Of Beast and Beauty” by Stacey Jay so I should hopefully have that finished up soon and I’ll be posting my first review of 2014.  Video game wise I’m almost done with Beyond: Two Souls.  Thanks for all the support once again and I am looking forward to a productive year.

 

-Dark Hero Grammar Green

Welcome to Wings of Nephilim!

First of all, thanks anyone who has stopped by my blog.  My plans for this blog are for me, very big.  I’ve begun this blog with some new resolutions for my 2014.

 

 I guess i can start with my (relevant) resolutions:

1. Work diligently on my original novel.  (I’d like to pick up on my fanfiction while I’m at it)

2. Read more books this year.  (I slacked last year and that sort of bothers me)

3. Get back into drawing — and get better at it.

 

I’ve played with ideas for my own novel for years and some things in my life have finally got me started on really working on it.  I’ve begun world-building, creating my own race of people for the novel (that I’m very happy with and somehow the ideas are really flowing).  It’s been a dream of mine to become a published novelist so the only way to get there…is to actually start.  

 

My plans for this blog are to have my book reviews, updates on my own novel (keep both you all informed as well as make sure I’m working on it and keeping taps on myself.  I’ll try to do this bi-weekly to monthly as life happens), video game reviews every now and then for a break from all the book-ishness as I’m a huge nerd and then also maybe some of my drawings and other artistic things.  Maybe that makes this a bit of a montage – but that’s me.  A little bit of everything artsy/creative.

 

My name is Heather but I’m posting as Dark Hero Grammar Green (any Disgaea fans out there get the reference?).  I’m 24 and I love how big of a sap and nerd I am.  I’ve been a fan of Japanese culture since I was about 13 and first watched Sailor Moon.  I’ve been playing video games since I knew what they were.  To me a video game is like an interactive novel and so I’m mostly into RPG’s.  I love to read books and I love to create my own stories.  I hope you’ll join me in my writing and reviewing journey.