Movie Review - Infinity War


November 13, 2018


   Beware, my friend - major spoilers and gifs abound here with no rhyme or reason. Also, much raving.

   Be thee warned.


4 Stars
I honestly had a REALLY hard time figuring out what to rate this movie, but I ended up going with a very solid four stars. Infinity War was one of the best movies I've seen so far in 2018, and I'm SUPER excited to tell you guys about it!


 - Thanos. WOW okay this is a weird one to start off on. But Thanos was an incredible villain. Not only was he super powerful, but he legit thought that what he was doing was right. It's villains like that that are the scariest. I thought Marvel did an epic job with him - maybe even better than they did with Loki. Loki was a riot, but Thanos felt real. (I might write a Loki vs. Thanos type post later, because I have a lot to say on that topic) 


- THE FEELS. I'd accidentally read spoilers as to who died in Infinity War, but actually watching it happen still hit HARD. Especially Spiderman's. Oh my gracious. I don't think I"ll ever get over that one. And Doctor Strange. And Black Panther. And BUCKY. It was just all so SUDDEN and then the movie just ENDS and - yeah okay, I better stop before I get carried away. xD

- The "teams". The way they grouped the characters together was so perfect - they did everything they could to cause conflict and hilarity (or moments that made people scream YAS because our favorite characters were finally interacting!). It was WAY too much fun watching all of the characters join forces.


- How it pulled everything together. Infinity War was THE BIG MOVIE, the one we've been waiting for for ages - we'd been teased by Thanos showing up a little in GotG, hearing mention of the Infinity Stones (or having the Infinity Stones actually be in some of the movies, like in Doctor Strange), etc. So we all came into this movie knowing it was the climax movie for the Marvel franchise, and we had some pretty large expectations. And Marvel absolutely crushed it, in my opinion. It was great.

- Heaps of language. Which I expected because a) it's a Marvel movie and b) it's a Marvel movie with the Guardians in it. Ahem. But yeah...could have done without it. xD  

- Too many characters. Alright, I WILL say that this was definitely a "it's good for you, but not for me" type thing. I know a lot of people liked seeing all the Marvel characters in one movie (I did, too), and Marvel handled the overload of characters pretty well, but I almost felt like there was just too many people at once? I LOVED having them all there, but I feel like there wasn't enough time to give some of the characters the attention they deserved. So there's that ;D.

- Loki's death. Alright, fine, now I'm really getting picky here - it's not so much that I don't like the fact that he died, but I don't like how they chose to have him die. I mean, in the first five minutes of the movie? Just like that? NO RESPECT, people xD. I don't know, but something didn't feel right about it. Something was off. So...yeah, it goes on the list of dislikes ;D.(*cough* I don't think he's dead *cough*)



Infinty War was a worthy "climax movie" for the Marvel franchise, I REALLY enjoyed it - I loved seeing all the characters coming together as one big massive chaotic team ;D. If you haven't seen it yet, what are you waiting for??? Go! Watch it!

And then we can cry together as we wait for Infinity War 2 to release.

Because that's what we do ;D.

ANYways, those are my (somewhat coherent) thoughts on Infinity War! Now I'm counting down the days until the second half releases, because HOW DARE we be left on such a cliffhanger?? At least they're giving us a Captain Marvel movie to tide us over until then - I'm hoping that one will be pretty good. We'll see!

(also, for those of you deep down in the depths of NaNoWriMo - YOU GUYS ROCK - I just uploaded a YouTube video with tips on how to survive the rest of this month! If you're interested, here's the link <3)

Keep being epic, my friends!    

~ Savannah Grace 


have you seen Infinity War? WHAT DID YOU THINK?
should I do a Loki versus Thanos post?

Highlights of October 2018 + An Announcement


October 29, 2018



And I'm making y'all wait until the very end of this post for that announcement. But I think it'll be worth it, because it's a big one ;D. (if you're skimming this post, please at least read the announcement bit! <3) Who's ready to chat about October-things?








It's been an interesting month. Not hectic, not super slow. There were some changes to my usual routine, but they were good changes that I think I needed (aka I took a break from a few things ;D).

I re-watched a LOT of Marvel movies with my sisters (who hadn't seen them before, so that made it that much more fun) - Thor, all the Cap movies, Homecoming, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange. And then at the end of all that...I finally watched Infinity War.

*SCREAMING*

I still can barely wrangle a coherent thought about this movie, but I LOVED Infinity War. So, so good. I'm totally counting down the days until part 2 comes out, because how dare they leave us on such a cliffhanger?? (I'll be writing a movie review on this really soon, so hopefully I'll have some coherent thoughts by then xD)

Nothing.

Nothing happened.

I was supposed to get TONS done this month - send out a beta call for my novel, finish editing said novel, enter a few contests, get some new pieces done -

- and I burned out. Utterly and completely.

That being said, around the middle of October (after a lot of praying), I decided it was time for a break. I quit any "pressure writing" (writing for contests and/or writing under deadlines) and only wrote if inspiration struck me for a short piece. I don't know when I'll be picking back up again, but it's been great to finally just chill out (because usually I don't even know HOW to chill ;D).

Which means that I'll probably be skipping NaNoWriMo this year...but we'll see. Either way, I'll be cheering all of you guys on! It's going to be a great November.




*crickets*

Yeah, just the one. Did I mention it's been an interesting month? ;D

- Porch Swing Girl by Taylor Bennett. I'd known about this book since well before it released, and somehow it still took me this long to get my hands on it? But it was WELL worth the wait - Porch Swing Girl is a super-sweet read with a super-realistic setting, I absolutely loved the Hawaiian feel it had! And the characters were AH-MAZING <3 <3 <3. It's definitely a very summer-y book (but I read it in the fall because I'm weird like that *cough*) that I totally recommend. 4 stars!

http://savannahgracewrites.blogspot.com/2018/10/cover-reveal-stars-and-soul-by-rosalie.html

http://savannahgracewrites.blogspot.com/2018/10/cover-reveal-go-teen-writers-edit-your.html

http://savannahgracewrites.blogspot.com/2018/10/book-review-fallen-leaves-by-tessa.html

http://savannahgracewrites.blogspot.com/2018/10/updates-and-opportunities-havok.html

http://pursuemagazine.net/are-you-writing-the-right-story/
(my post for Pursue magazine)
- Lisa over at Inkwell did a post in which we get to vote for what she's going to write for us! All of her stories ideas sound FANTASTIC, I literally got inspired just by reading her post. So go ahead and hop over there, because it's pretty amazing.

-  Ivie Brooks wrapped up her awesome "Why I Create" series, and it was great - here's the link to the fourth and final post, where you can find links to all the others as well.

- Rosalie Valentine (whose flash fiction collection releases in less than a month!) posted one of her stunning pieces over on her blog, and I just CAN'T with how incredible her writing is. Go read it, y'all.

- (Rosalie also did another epic post on just rolling with it when life hits, which was epic)

- Jane Maree talked about why you need a brainstorming buddy, and it's a post that I totally recommend, because I don't know what I would do without the wonderful girls who've brainstormed with me. Definitely go check that out.

- The lovely Mary Weber, Nadine Brandes, and Sara Ella are co-hosting an incredible Instagram challenge in November (in which some ARCs may or may not be given away!), and Nadine posted a YouTube video about it! You won't want to miss it ;).

- Havok magazine is still open for submissions, and they're filling up fast! If you're thinking about submitting, too, what's holding you back? Go! Submit! We can't wait to see your epic flash fiction.


And here's where I shall make that announcement I was talking about -

I'm now on YouTube and Instagram! 

...yeah, I finally decided to just do it ;D. I'm on Instagram under savannahgraceauthor, and my YouTube channel is Savannah Grace. I'd be beyond pleased if any of y'all wanted to follow me over at those new places, I"m really excited to post some new content for you guys! I'm a major newbie, but I'm having a lot of fun. I've done a couple Instagram posts already, and my first YouTube video just went up last night!

All that being what it is, I will be posting on my blog slightly less. No, I'm not leaving, it'll just be less of "five or six posts a month" and more of "two or three posts a month". So if you're wanting the usual amount of content from me, you'll have to pop on over to my YouTube and Instagram ;).

And that's about everything! I've got a lot of stuff planned for November, and if you don't want to miss anything, you'll have to be following me in all three places (here, YouTube, and Instagram)! Let me know if there's any specific things you'd like to see me doing - I'd love to know what you guys want to be seeing!  


ANYways. I hope your October was STELLAR, and that your November is even better! Keep being epic, my friend <3.


~ Savannah Grace

how was your October?
do you have any plans for November?

COVER REVEAL - Stars and Soul by Rosalie Valentine


October 27, 2018



You guys - it's finally, FINALLY time!

Who wants to see the gorgeous cover for Stars and Soul?


Here we go, y'all.
Time to scroll. 


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So Rosalie posted on Instragram a little while back about her upcoming cover reveal. My reaction? 


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And I've basically been dancing ever since I saw this amazing cover.
(it's STUNNING)


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It's just beautiful and gorgeous and SO, SO EPIC and mysterious!


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Which basically means I'm all set to adore it 


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 It's definitely the kind of cover that will make sci-fi fans do a double-take 


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 But half of my excitement is that this collection is written by the fantabulous ROSALIE. 
(who is legit one of the sweetest humans on earth)


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 And the glorious thing releases on November 20th, 2018! 
(which is SERIOUSLY soon, y'all)


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(I'm so ready to steal a copy and go running away with it the minute it comes out.)


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Oh...but you guys probably want to actually SEE the book so that you can scream with excitement too, huh?


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 Well, okay. I suppose I've kept you scrolling long enough...


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It's time for the cover. Let's go.


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If you're not ready for the amount of epicness that is Stars and Soul -
here is your LAST CHANCE to back out! ;D


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Still here? Good. Buckle up - because here comes the cover. 


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Ready? 


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VOILA!







A scheming imperial family.
A bedraggled starship captain.
A runaway artificial intelligence.
A dying general.


Four small stories of stars and soul.












- Connect with Rosalie Valentine - 



- Pre-order Stars and Soul - 







Isn't it GORGEOUS? The cover designer - Alea Harper - did an incredible job! I absolutely ADORE it <3. (also it's very blue. Y'all know how much I love blue covers ;D)

And if you missed it, the pre-order link for Stars and Soul is right here! (and is that an endorsement from THE Nadine Brandes that I see on that Amazon page? O.O) So definitely go check it out - the pre-order is only for the Kindle version, but I've heard that adorable physical copies will be available once the collection releases!

Okay, y'all, if you're SUPER excited for this collection, please make sure to share the cover on social media! Twitter, Instagram, your blog, add it on Goodreads - let's make it so this cover is constantly popping up in people's feeds today...


 Now, if you would excuse me - I have a time machine to go find. This collection can't release fast enough :D.

~ Savannah Grace

so, what do you think of the cover?
are you going to pre-order Stars and Soul?