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The year is 2421. Awkward and shy, Pepper buries herself in the universe of the classic fictional superhero Supernova to avoid dealing with the perils of the 9th grade. But then fate intervenes when Pepper encounters a strange cat named Mister McKittens and stumbles into a volatile science experiment run by a sinister substitute teacher named Doctor Killian.

Pepper is flung into another dimension, bringing her face to face with an order of cosmic beings who declare her to be the steward of their great power, champion of harmony in the universe, protector of worlds present and past.

Now, in the 21st Century, Pepper finds that she herself is the real Supernova. But as Pepper soon learns, escapist fantasy and reality are two very different things.

A graphic novel adaptation of the beloved, bestselling Newbery Honor-winning novel.

Eleven-year-old Turtle is smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it’s 1935 and money—and sometimes even dreams—is scarce. So when Turtle’s mother gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn’t like kids, Turtle heads off to Florida to live with relatives. Florida’s like nothing Turtle’s ever seen before, though. It’s full of ragtag boy cousins, family secrets to unravel . . . and even a little bit of fun. Before she knows what’s happened, Turtle finds herself coming out of her shell. And as she does, her world opens up in the most unexpected ways.

Vega’s summer vacation is not going well.

When her parents decide it’s time to pack up and leave her hometown of Portland, Oregon, behind for boring Seattle, Washington, Vega is more than upset—she’s downright miserable. Forced to leave her one and only best friend, Halley, behind, Vega is convinced she’ll never make another friend again.

To help her settle into her new life in Seattle, her parents send Vega off to summer camp to make new friends. Except Vega is determined to get her old life back. But when her cellphone unexpectedly calls it quits and things at camp start getting stranger and stranger, Vega has no choice but to team up with her bunkmates to figure out what’s going on!

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I know I haven’t been able to keep up with the blog since life is always busy!

So my mini update is movies!  I managed to see 4 new movies.

First off is: Star Trek: Beyond


Basic plot is: The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

I liked this film as I liked the other two.  The journey continues on.  The adventure was fascinating and the action kept me on my toes!   The whole cast is awesome.  The friendship between Kirk and Spock is just really well done here.  I love how there was conflict, drama and action.  Even the new character being introduced was cool too.


Next up:

Now You See Me 2


Plot: The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.

Well I loved the first one.  This second one was pretty good too.  Although I have to confess it was weird seeing Daniel Radcliffe in this film as the bad guy.  There were a few surprises that popped up which I thought were great.  I love the twist and turns and power of magic (misdirection!).  It’s a must see.

Third movie is:

Batman vs. Superman


This film was interesting.  Basically Batman goes after Superman and during this process Lex Luthor decides to join in and create something evil.  (Isn’t that what the bad guy does?)  I think this film was a little slow for my taste but once the action started up it was great.  I loved how Batman and Superman had some similarties and differences.   When Diana (aka Wonder Woman) comes into the picture, that was epic!     My emotions were rooting for the good guys as always and there were a few sad parts.   Nicely done.

Last Moive:

Underworld: Blood Wars


Plot: Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.

I’ve seen all the Underworld movies and I had to see this one.  Of course I’m a fan of what adventure Selene will go on next.  The war continues on between vampires and lycans.  Selene doesn’t want anything to do with it and yet both sides want to use her.   I watched the film as the action was pretty good.  I enjoyed all the characters.   David  (Theo James)  is quite an interesting character as the story does focus on him for a tiny bit.   There are also northern vampires coven which is way north and I thought that was pretty fascinating.  Vampires with white hair!   It’s a must see I think if you are fan of the earlier films.  Once again Selene kicks butt in many ways.