Review: The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

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The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (The Body Finder #1)

Hardcover, 327 pages
Published March 16th 2010 by Harper
Average Rating: 3.98

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her “power” to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world… and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay’s intentions are much more than friendly. But even as Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer.. she might become his next prey.


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Anime Review: Soul Eater

Soul EaterSet in the supernatural universe where some humans can transform into weapons, young meister Maka Albarn is set on making her weapon partner Soul Eater Evans a “Death Scythe”, a weapon powerful enough to be used by the Shinigami himself. To do so, she must collect 99 evil human souls and 1 witch soul, all while attending the DWMA, a school that trains meisters and weapons to become stronger. However, her quest is cut short when an evil power threatens Death City and it is up to her, along with the other pairs of meisters and weapons, to defeat it before it is too late.

Episodes: 51

Duration: 24 min. per episode

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural

(Info supplied by Myanimelist.net)

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Wacky Cake Recipe

a78077074ed63819a42e7eb23b4929db.jpg (236×354)Yes, this cake is literally names wacky, mostly, from what I know, the ingredients. Or lack thereof. This is an incredibly simple recipe that is both egg, nut and milk free, it can be made chocolate or vanilla in a simple switch of ingredients. Delicious moist and great for birthdays with some added icing. As a bonus, every icing with it is yummy. So let’s get the talk over with move on to the good part.

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Anime Review: Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

Fmab-posterIn this world there exist alchemists, people who study and perform the art of alchemical transmutation—to manipulate objects and transform one object into another. They are bounded by the basic law of alchemy: in order to gain something you have to sacrifice something of the same value.
The main character is the famous alchemist Edward Elric—also known as the Fullmetal Alchemist—who almost lost his little brother, Alphonse, in an alchemical accident. Edward managed to attach his brother’s soul to a large suit of armor. While he did manage to save his brother’s life, he paid the terrible price of his limbs.
To get back what they’ve lost, the brothers embark on a journey to find the Philosopher’s Stone that is said to amplify the powers of an alchemist enormously; however, on the way, they start uncovering a conspiracy that could endanger the entire nation, and they realize the misfortunes brought upon by the Philosopher’s Stone.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a re-telling of the story from the manga’s point of view.

Extra Details {supplied by Myanimelist.net}:

  • Episodes:64
  • Genre: Shounen, Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Magic, Military, Drama
  • Duration: 24 minutes per episode
  • Rating: R 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Oreo Truffles Recipe

oreo+truffles31+copy.jpg (1600×1067)Oreo. Truffles. I am being 110% serious these are some of the most delicious things I have ever made. I’ve also never had a truffle…I don’t know why, maybe I’ll try a store one. I’ll probably still like these better. The best part? The ingredient list is so incredibly short and simple. It’s so simple and any mess is a fun clean up because it’s delicious. A win win, so let’s start. These things are worth a rant and a tummy growl and spontaneous combustion, if you’re in the mood for that.

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Review: Undertow by Micheal Buckley

UndertowTitle: Undertow (Book 1)

Average rating: 3.87

My rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Author: Micheal Buckley

Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever changed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha quickly turns ugly and paranoid and violent, and Lyric’s small town transforms into a military zone with humans on one side and Alpha on the other. When Lyric is recruited to help the crown prince, a boy named Fathom, assimilate, she begins to fall for him. But their love is a dangerous one, and there are forces on both sides working to keep them apart. Only, what if the Alpha are not actually the enemy? What if they are in fact humanity’s only hope of survival? Because the real enemy is coming. And it’s more terrifying than anything the world has ever seen.

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Movie Review: Carrie (2013)


CarrieCarrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), is a social outcast at her high school and is always the one who is made fun of by the bullies. Her mother (Julianne Moore) does not help matters as she is a religious zealot who does not seem to understand her daughter. On the night of her senior prom, after an especially cruel prank, Carrie is pushed over the edge and unleashes her hidden telekinetic powers on all those who have wronged her.


Director: Kimberly Pierce

Stars: Chloë Grace MoretzJulianne MooreGabriella Wilde

Genre: Horror
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Review: First There Was Forever by Juliana Romano

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First There Was Forever by Juliana Romano

Hardcover, 400 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by Dial Books
Average Rating: 3.69

Lima and Hailey have always been best friends: Lima shy and sensitive, Hailey funny and free-spirited. But Hailey abandons Lima to party with the popular kids and pursue Nate, her disinterested crush. As their friendship falters, Lima and Nate begin spending more time together. And before Lima knows what she’s feeling, she and Nate do something irreversible. Something that would hurt Hailey….if she knew it happened.

Lima thinks she’s saving her friendship by lying, but she’s only buying time. As the secrets stack up, Lima is forced to make a choice: between her best friend forever, and the boy who wasn’t meant to be hers.


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Pineapple Angel Food Cake

1324060I don’t remember when I first tried this recipe (but it had to been years ago), and it still turned out amazing! Keep in mind that I couldn’t bake to save my life until just over a year and a half ago, so for this recipe to actually have been good on my first attempt, it must have been foolproof.

As far as cake recipes goes, this is probably the easiest recipe you’ll find. The cake is ready to go into the oven within minutes of starting. It takes so little prep time because there are only two ingredients: a can of crushed pineapple and an angel food cake mix, therefore it is the perfect dessert if you don’t have time to make anything else. As for the cake itself, I can only say good things about it. It is light and fluffy like a normal angel food cake, however it tastes so much better (in my opinion) because the pineapple just adds to the cake.

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