“Whatever you heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world…” Fans of HBO’s Westowold will enjoy the action packed storytelling of ‘Caraval”, as they join the protagonist Scarlett through a world of magic where unlocking each secret comes with a price and while it’s easy to fall into the whimsical atmosphere one must always be careful not to forget, this is only a game.
“Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers are one of the most infamous pairs in history…” This modern take on the classic Sherlock tales follows Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson as they tackle prep school, a murder, their families complicated and well published partnership, and perhaps even a Moriarty.
“You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one, and come alone. If you dare.” With the show having wrapped its final season, fans of Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars might be looking for something new to sink their teeth into and they should look no further than ‘Dead Girls Society’. When a group of girls from different social circles learn they have the same invitation to play a game they find themselves in a race to see just how far they will go to win where failure is not an option, for the puppet master pulling the strings makes it clear the only way out is death.
“What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?” If you ever wondered what happened to the characters who filled out the background as the main group in Buffy the vampire Slayer went about their day hunting monsters and stopping the apocalypse this book is for you. Follow Mickey and his group of friends as they go through their senior year in a town where everyone knows something bad lurks in the night, and kids sometimes disappear but Mikey doesn’t have to worry about that because the Chosen ones have it covered, or do they?
1920’s killjoy AU, inspired by a post by @metallicdeceiver (with just a little bit of information on each person)
Gerard A. Way, known as Party Poison: The leader of the ex-mafia group the Killjoys, he’s one of the most feared leaders, but also considered something of a joke among the higher-ups. Some whisper that his scarlet hair is dyed with the blood of the ones who’ve crossed him; anyone who really gets to know him, however, knows that it’s just red food dye. Gerard’s not a very good shot, but he’s the quickest draw. He got his “Killjoy name” after one particularly infamous party, where he slipped cyanide into one of his own bootlegged drinks, gave it to one of his stronger rivals as a show of peace, and promptly poisoned him.
Frank A. Iero, known as Fun Ghoul: The hot-head of the Killjoys, it seems he has a gun or switchblade on him at all times. He’s constantly teased for his height (although there have been others shorter than him), but he makes up for it in the amount of fights he gets himself into. Frank, along with Ray, plan all of their so-called “missions”, and both of their cunning have made for quite a reputation. He devised his Killjoy name after the Italian word “fanculo”, meaning fuck you - it’s caused a riot once or twice, and gotten them into trouble more than a few times.
Michael “Mikey” J. Way, known as the Kobra Kid: Silent, underestimated, and put down as just the “leader’s baby brother” a lot of the time, he might be the most dangerous one out of all the Killjoys. He’s extremely proficient with a tommy gun, and isn’t too bad with a knife, either. However, he prefers hand-to-hand combat, and is much more likely to punch your lights out rather than stab you in the gut. Many are surprised by the fact that he’s the best negotiator, but he’s the one with the best communicative head on his shoulders; he’s talked the Killjoys out of numerous dangerous situations. There are multiple sources on why he came to be known as the Kobra Kid, but the most prevalent rumor is that he once set a family of cobras onto one of the more devious rivals of theirs.
Raymond “Ray” Toro, known as Jet Star: The one behind each and every action the Killjoys take. He’s Gerard’s right-hand man, constantly counselling and whispering suggestions into his ear. He’s also influential, being able to get them into almost every speakeasy in the area and then some. He’s known by many names: Strongman Toro, Silvertongue, The Real McCoy, but most know him as Jet Star. Much like Mikey, there are many sources on why this name has become the most famous, ranging from “He stepped foot on the moon, I swear to ya!” to “He’s the quickest draw in the city, even faster than ol’ Party Poison! He’s faster than any shooting star out there!”
No one really knows how they got possession of the girl only known as Grace - if anyone asks, they just shrug and say “Don’t remember how we got her either, to be honest with you.” She’s quite possibly more infamous than any of the other Killjoys; many call her the Killjoy’s Baby, as well as Little Bird, Giggle Girl, etc. A lot of the time they leave her alone, knowing that she’s hardier than she looks, and she knows that if she needs anything she just needs to get Dr. D, the owner of one of the nicest speakeasies around.
So we are going to be moving this summer. It kind of sucks but is also really exciting (it’s going to be our 4th move in 5 years) But it’s necessary to keep the business growing. Since my mom and sisters moved in with us and the shop has grown so much, we are desperately in need of more space. (Seriously, I need like at least two rooms just for the shop LOL) This is going to be an amazing and probably stressful move hahah!
Today we’re visiting a small mountain town that I’ve been looking at and hopefully talking to some brokers/realtors (we’re renting, not buying so I’m not sure what to call the people..) that can help us find the perfect place for us!
It would be awesome if you guys could send a little luck our way! :)