What I’ve Learned From Watching Movies
Top Ten Countdown
10. Always turn the lights on when you walk into an empty house at night.
9. To hot wire a car, all you have to do is touch a bunch of wires together under the dashboard.
8. While driving in the car with a passenger, looking at the road is optional.
7. One man shooting at 20 men has a better chance of killing them than 20 men firing at 1 man.
6. It’s never a good idea to build a home on top of an old cemetery. “You moved the headstones, but you forgot the bodies!”
5. An electric fence, powerful enough to kill a dinosaur will cause no lasting damage to an eight-year-old child.
4. If a dark haired, serious-faced man approaches you with an air compressor in his hand, run.
3. If you discover your super rich boyfriend is a dark, super hot vigilante at night, don’t leave him. Accept him for who he is.
2. The more a man and a woman hate each other, the more likely they will fall in love.
1. If a vampire sneaks into your room to watch you sleep, it’s not cool. It’s creepy.
Seventeen-year-old Claire Williams’ tough upbringing has taught her how to throw a punch or two to survive, especially when it involves a man’s unwanted attention. But her strength waivers when she visits Bodian Dynamics, a medical research facility, and stumbles upon classified information—someone has stolen a drug that not only changes a person's appearance, but will also unleash a dark and evil alter ego. After an intimidating security guard threatens the lives of her friends if she speaks to anyone about the incident, Claire pretends the drug never existed. That is until she meets Gage, a teenage boy who doesn’t seem to have a conscience and who is hell-bent on making her just like him by unleashing her dark side. But Claire knows a secret—he can only die while in his normal state. And since Gage knows personal information about her, Claire thinks she knows who it is: either her best friend or her recent boyfriend. And once she figures out which boy Gage is hiding behind, she’s going to kill him, even if it breaks her heart.
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My Review:I loved this YA take on Jekyll and Hyde. It was a dark, moody, and suspenseful ride from beginning to end. As usual, Rachel McClellan's writing style keeps me on the edge of my seat and reading late into the night when I was supposed to be sleeping.
This story lets you see the darker nature that resides in us all and asks the question of what would happen if that nature was enhanced scientifically. The story is told from two different points of view and those characters were rich in their flaws. I especially loved how the book kept me guessing on who had been Unleashed.
This is a fast paced story that will send chills down your spine and may make you sleep with a light on.
Excerpt:A burning grew in his chest, and at first Albert thought it was because he had exerted
himself too much, but when he stopped and the searing heat continued, he knew. He frantically
looked around. The forest's darkness surrounded him and pushed on him at all sides. There was
no help in this place, or anywhere for that matter. Gage was coming and there was nothing he
could do to stop it.
Albert sunk to the cold ground, a sharp stick pressing against his back. If only it would
puncture his heart.
"Don't think like that," he heard Gage whisper, but it was his own lips moving. And then
he slipped away into a terrible black hole.
Gage stood up, smiled into the night, and stretched. His bones popped into place as
they finished their transformation. "So they think they can get rid of me?" he said to the
creatures hidden within the forest. He laughed long and hard. The sound was heavy and cold
and full of such evil that it bathed the forest in poison, silencing even the crickets.
"We’ll see about that," he said and disappeared into the darkness.
Follow the tour schedule hereAuthor Rachel Mclellan[/caption]
Rachel McClellan, author of Unleashed and many others, was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she’s not in her writing lair, she’s partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel’s love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was…
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