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Because we haven't quite managed to work out a way for us to consume ALL the entertainment yet: to keep us from emerging haggard and zombie like after regular all night box set marathons, book splurges and music overload we've set up this monthly space where we can express our pure fannish glee at the fact that so many projects of awesome potential are continually being made. All of our past wants and desires can be found in the We Want It! tag.Unless otherwise stated any blurbs for books have come from GoodReads.





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Books


cover of Otherbound


Amara is never alone. Not when she's protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they're fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she's punished, ordered around, or neglected.

She can't be alone, because a boy from another world experiences all that alongside her, looking through her eyes.

Nolan longs for a life uninterrupted. Every time he blinks, he's yanked from his Arizona town into Amara's mind, a world away, which makes even simple things like hobbies and homework impossible. He's spent years as a powerless observer of Amara's life. Amara has no idea . . . until he learns to control her, and they communicate for the first time. Amara is terrified. Then, she's furious.

All Amara and Nolan want is to be free of each other. But Nolan's breakthrough has dangerous consequences. Now, they'll have to work together to survive--and discover the truth about their connection. (source)


Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis — All right, so this could either be the GREATEST THING or the worst thing, but Margo Lanagan blurbed this sucker so basically I need it in my eyes ASAP.


cover for The Grace of Kings


Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped airships, soaring battle kites, conspiring goddesses, underwater boats, magical books, as a streetfighter-cum-general who takes her place as the greatest tactitian of the age. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, they each find themselves the leader of separate factions—two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice. (source)


The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu — Ken Liu has quickly become one of my favorite short fiction writers, where I finish his work and want more immediately. I'm super excited he's releasing a novel. \o/


cover for Uprooted


Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose. (source)


Uprooted by Naomi Novik — I love Novik's Temeraire series (although I'm behind; turns out that the books are dense enough that I forget stuff between them, and have to do re-reads before each release, which got tiring by book five), so I am really excited about this book, even though I'm gonna be waiting a year. Del Rey publicists, call me!




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Film


"Home"



Well that looks freaking adorable. If it's as good as the trailer I may actually see it multiple times. OMG please let it come here, please don't let them deem our area too weird for this lovely Rhianna film!

"Clouds of Sils Maria"



I think this film looks like it might hit similar problems as "Black Swan" and end up just re-showing a broken storyline about female competition rather than analysing what sets women up against each other. Maybe not? Whatever happens I know I will be watching it because Kristen Stewart and Juliet Binoche are in it.

G.B.F



I saw a lot of positive chatter on Tumblr about how this film deconstructs the idea that a gay best friend makes a perfect fashion accessory and all gay guys are the same. And then that post (which I sadly can't find now) also talked about how one of the prom queen girls Caprice is a really interesting character and how the film is smart about a lot of common high school issues. I kind of want someone to watch this with so we can talk about it later — anyone interested?

Date: 2014-06-20 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingtheend.pip.verisignlabs.com
YUP I am going to need that Ken Liu book in my brain ASAP. I am heartbroken that it apparently doesn't come out until 2015?? How can I wait that long for a specfic book about best friends debating the meaning of justice?

Date: 2014-06-22 12:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] renay
It sounds so good! When Ken Liu hits an emotional note in a story, he doesn't just tap it lightly, he full on stomps it. So I'm both intrigued and TERRIFIED to see what he does with the space in a novel.

Date: 2014-06-20 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theliteraryomnivore.wordpress.com
Clouds of Sils Maria looks fascinating. I hope it's amazing.

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