Must List: Week of September 27th

Zeroes, by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti

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The first book in a planned series from the author of the Uglies series, Zeroes follows the lives of a new generation of super heroes. Except Ethan and his friends have never felt quite like heroes at all, more like a bunch of zeroes. Each with their own unique ability that makes navigating the modern world at times easier and other times dangerous, the Zeroes’ abilities come with their own personal costs and consequences. In the first installment, the Zeroes led by Nate (Glorious Leader) attempt to get Ethan, aka smooth talking Scam, out of a huge mess involving the cops, sketchy criminals, and a bank robbery gone wrong. Catch all the action as Flicker, Crash, Anonymous, Mob, Scam, and Nate hone their powers to be more than just a bunch of Zeroes.

Gotham

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The Fox hit is finally back for its 2nd season, and this time around the city Batman calls home is bound for some shakeups. This season is touted as “The Rise of the Villains,” a promise that Gotham delivers on pretty early on in the season as early episodes focus heavily on the stories of both The Joker and The Riddler. Oh, yeah, and in the premiere, young Bruce found the Bat Cave. Things are actually happening!!! Delve deeper into the dark world of Gotham this Monday on Fox. Check out a teaser for this week’s episode above!!!

The Lost Girl: A Fear Street Novel, by R.L. Stine

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Have you been introduced to the spine-tingling world of R.L. Stine yet? Stine has been crafting terrifying tales for children and teens for decades as the acclaimed and wildly popular author of the Goosebumps series for younger kids and the Fear Street novels for teens and tweens. And now he’s back with a new novel in the Fear Street series. Lost Girl follows the story of Michael and his girlfriend Pepper as they meet new-girl-in-town Lizzy Palmer. There’s just something about Lizzy…something weird, but something enchanting also. Then Michael’s friends stat dying. With Pepper convinced Lizzy is behind the mayhem, it turns out that something a bit more sinister is going on…

Once Upon a Time

OUAT is finally back with more episodes with its 5th season premiere tonight on ABC!!! If you’ve been dying to know how the residents of Storybrooke with deal with Emma in her new role as The Dark Swan, wait no more!! Also to be explored is the search for Merlin….ooohhhh, sounds magical!!! Check out a sneak peek of The Dark Swan above!

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ft. Ne-Yo, “Higher Place”

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are the Greek/Belgain brother EDM DJ duo who can currently be heard teaming up with Ne-Yo for the chill and sweet EMD jam “Higher Place.” Check out the video above!!!

Untwine, by Edwidge Danticat

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From acclaimed author Edwidge Danticat, Untwine is the story of young Giselle and her family after a catastrophic car accident. Giselle wakes up in the hospital, injured and unable to speak or move. Trapped in the prison of her own body, Giselle must revisit her past in order to understand how the people closest to her–her friends, her parents, and above all, Isabelle, her twin–have shaped and defined her. Will she allow her love for her family and friends to lead her to recovery? Or will she remain lost in a spiral of longing and regret?

Faking It

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After last week’s episode “Saturday Fight Live” brought a lot of drama and a lot of shakeups to the show’s core relationships, we can’t wait to see what’s happening at Hester High in the wake of what happened during the gang’s trip to LA to see Shane’s BF Duke make his MMA fighting debut. Drama, meaning that Karma felt insecure about Seetah and Liam’s relationship so she tapped out, as it were, and it turns out she had good reason, because the episode ended with Seetah planting one on Liam. Oh, and Amy and Lauren find out way too much about their parents’ sex lives for anybody, including viewers, to be comfortable. Tune in Monday on MTV to find out who’s still together and who is just faking it. Check out a tease of this week’s episode where the gang gets thrown into detention together in a very Breakfast Club type set up.

Very in Pieces, by Megan Frazer Blakemore

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Very is a young woman pulled in many different directions who is tired of being the only one putting in effort in her relationships, both with her family and with her boyfriend. Her family seem to be content lost in their own dramas and exploits all while Very’s beloved and quirky grandmother fades away. Looking to find the courage to pursue the things she actually wants in a world that seems to not care what she wants, Very asks herself, “If everything else is falling to pieces, then why can’t I?”

 

 

 

The Muppets

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The Muppets make their long-awaited return to the small screen with a new show on ABC on Tuesdays this fall. This version of the Muppets is a bit different than any we’ve seen before, however. This show is filmed in a mockumentary format (think The Office and to a lesser extent Modern Family) combined with a behind-the-scenes reality TV show as it follows the goings-on of the writers and crew of Miss Piggy’s late night talk show. Guess who the head producer is on Miss Piggy’s show? Yep, none other than her ex Kermit, which makes for a lot of drama behind the scenes. But we also get a glimpse into the private and romantic lives of other Muppet faves including Fozzy Bear and his relationship with a young lady whose parents are disapproving of their daughter dating a bear. This version is an excellent update to The Muppets universe for the modern era!!!

 

Natalie La Rose ft. Fetty Wap, “All Around The World”

Dutch R&B songstress Natalie La Rose continues to carve out a place for herself with American audiences with her new single “All Around The World” featuring 2015 song-of-the-summer mastermind Fetty Wap. The single is out Friday, October 2nd for download, streaming now on Spotify!

 

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