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February 17, 2016

Tour: Binge-Watching Reign


We wanted a new series to watch and as soon as I saw Hannah had a tour for the companion novels I knew I had to sign-up. I don`t normally obsess over watching TV-shows because I’m normally reading but reign is my weakness. The past two weeks we have watch 1-2 episodes a night when Brian gets home from work. We sit down for our “Reigny” nights (please forgive the pun Brian requested it get added in here)
I received the two companion novels in exchange for writing an honest review and this binge-watching post. Because we only had time to finish one season I only was able to read book 1 as well. Although do not despair for I will be back the beginning of March with a review of Season 2 and Book 2. Reign will Continue.

Initial Thoughts
   y       Why are there no French or Scottish accents? I understand Mary not having one because of growing up in a convent but come on I need me some sexy Scots.
    y       Francis you are the definition of teenage angst for goodness sake admit your feelings and move on.
   y         Catherine is portrayed so well for her evil character.

Season One Thoughts
    y       Francis for the love of god keep it in your pants man.
    y       So the king goes crazy and instantly starts liking some kinky stuff….hmm I think he liked it before but was able to get away with it more now.
    y       Bash my dear Bash, I might not have paired you up with Mary but you did know how to bring a girl out of her comfort zone.
   y       Greer became so obsessed with having to marry higher that she forgot it was also okay to look for love as well.
   y       Mary is just so full of “My-way or The Highway” options. Although she steps up royally near the end. #ScotParty for the Win
The Books:
So again because I only had time to watch Season One I will only be giving my thoughts about book one. I am so grateful to have been chosen for this book tour.

LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks

Reign: The Prophecy 
Author:  Lily Blake
Published On: 9/23/14
Page Count: 240
Publisher: Hachette
Synopsis: (Found on Goodreads[ pieced apart to not spoil])
Death has come to court. Mary Queen of Scots feels safe-but she doesn't know that someone using the secret tunnels may bring the threat inside. 
Mary worries that those she loves--her husband Francis, and friends Lola, Bash, and Kenna--remain stranded beyond the gates

Cover:
This cover even though I am not a cover model fan is brilliant. Both Book 1 & 2 have the regal theme that the show offers.
Plot: 
To not spoil anything for new fans of the show just for sure pick this up if you want some juicy tidbits before watching season two. The plot is full of drama and deception just like I imagine the court would have been.
Characters:
Reading about characters that I can put an actor or actress`s face to and read in that voice is very different than what I am use to. Mary still grinds on me like in the show with her huge ultimatums and snap judgement calls. It is wonderful to have a different form to read about everyone in.

Binge-Watching Newbies
Snackage:  I also love me some snackage from the amazing people over at Graze.com. They have healthy snack options but also sweet treats. Their lemon drizzle bars are to die for.
Drinkage: If I`m looking for something to just relax during lunch time watching it would have to be Cream Soda. If its dinner time watching I`ll either be found with a Mike`s hard strawberry lemonade or a mudslide. 
Seatage: We own a 7ft long bean bag couch that is very similar to the LoveSac however a much better deal. Its comfy and relaxing. Soft couches allow for maximum relaxation.
 It is important when full on binge watching to take breaks and not strain your eyes. Brian and I only did 2 episodes a night so it wasn’t full-on sitting and binging a show but for me it was enough. We always tended to stop on an episode that left more drama. 


Tour Schedule:
Week 1:

Week 2:

Giveaway:
1 Grand Prize Winner will receive both books in the REIGN series and a set of Season 1 DVDs
2 Winners will receive both REIGN books

Enter Giveaway Here


Hope you enjoyed the stop and go check out the show. Season 1&2 are available on Netflix now. 
What movie or TV series have binged lately?

TTFN,
Ashley

2 comments:

  1. I need to seriously start watching this show! It sounds amazing!!

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  2. I never thought about binge watching this show ... I tried watching it weekly but I would miss a show and then I'd be confused =/
    Binging seems to be the best way to watch a series

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