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Review: Adaptation by Malinda Lo

10744752Adaptation (1st book in Adaptation series)

By: Malinda Lo

Published:  September 18th, 2012

Publisher: Little, Brown Company

Language: English

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For this week’s read I delved into Malinda Lo’s sci-fi paranormal book Adaptation. I will admit that it was not my initial book I was planning to talk about but sadly it did not keep my attention and I felt that I was reading the book out of order. Despite the book being the first in the series. So I put down that one and picked up this one, hoping for a better reading experience and I was not disappointed. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Review

 

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Thursday 13- Disadvantages to Canada

Thursday Thirteen is a weekly meme with a simple theme: each Thursday you blog a list of 13 things. What kind of things? Any kind! Just come up with a list theme and run with it. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2014 in Meme, Thursday 13

 

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Review: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

7090447The Red Pyramid (1st book in the Kane Chronicles series)

By: Rick Riordan

Published:  May 4th, 2010

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Language: English

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Today I thought I would look at the first book in the Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordan: The Red Pyramid. I came across this title in December in a 2013 Read Wrap-Up (I think?) and wanted to give this series a try. You might be wondering why I picked this one rather than The Lightning Thief (the first book in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series), and that is because when I was younger, I loved Ancient Egypt and Egyptian mythology. So when I heard he wrote a similar series around Ancient Egyptian mythology, I wanted to read it for myself.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Review

 

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Book Trailer Review: Some Fine Day

8 degrees hotter, 60 meters rising of the sea. Sounds like a effects of global warming seriously kicked in. It makes me wonder what areas got absolutely destroy and what areas thrived under these new global conditions, both in terms of the environment and humanity since that can be very different. I would imagine that any human colonies would have to go back to at least something familiar from the European Middle Ages.

I liked the foreboding feelings with the music & sounds of the storm through out the first half of the clip before the jump to the eyeball. It made me feel unsettled.

Now these book trailer painted in my mind a very different book then what the book blurb on the publisher’s website does. And I’m not sure how I feel about that. The basic concept of the book reminds me a bit of Deuce and her world perspective from the Razorland series. Only instead of humanity nearly destroying itself and forcing people underground, we have nature destroying human civilizations causing people to flee underground. Just based on my feelings from the trailer, I would almost rather see a book that takes place only in this new world rather than looking at someone living underground before coming up into this new world. But this is just what I feel based on the trailer and the book blurb and I am not an author so what do I know ^^;

Release date July 1, 2014

Either way I am still excited for this book to come out, as I have loved other books Strange Chemistry have released in the past. I am really loving the cover on this though! So crisp and clean with the white background and it really makes the eye pop.

So what do you think about the trailer? What picture does it paint for you about the book? Does it match up with the description on the publisher’s website or does it clash in any ways? Tell me down below your thoughts and feelings

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2014 in Review

 

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Review/Friday 56/Book Beginnings: Shadowplay by Laura Lam

The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda’s Voice. Here’s the rules:

*Grab a book, any book. Don’t grab your FAVOURITE book, but whatever is closest.

*Turn to page 56.

*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.

*Post it.

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Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you’re reading.

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Shadowplay (2nd book in Pantomime series)

By: Laura Lam

Published:  January 2nd, 2014

Publisher: Strange Chemistry

Language: English
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Blurb:

The circus lies behind Micah Grey in dust and ashes.

He and the white clown, Drystan, take refuge with the once-great magician, Jasper Maske. When Maske agrees to teach them his trade, his embittered rival challenges them to a duel which could decide all of their fates. People also hunt both Micah and the person he was before the circus—the runaway daughter of a noble family. And Micah discovers there is magic and power in the world, far beyond the card tricks and illusions he’s perfecting…

A tale of phantom wings, a clockwork hand, and the delicate unfurling of new love, Shadowplay continues Micah Grey’s extraordinary journey.

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Posted by on January 17, 2014 in Friday 56, Meme, Review

 

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Thursday 13: Nostalgic Moments from the 90s

Thursday Thirteen is a weekly meme with a simple theme: each Thursday you blog a list of 13 things. What kind of things? Any kind! Just come up with a list theme and run with it.

I thought for this week, I would list off my 13 childhood moments I have from the 90s. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Meme, Thursday 13

 

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Review: A Cast of Stones (Book 1 in The Staff & The Sword series)

15781726A Cast of Stones (Book 1 in The Staff & The Sword series)

By: Patrick W. Carr

Published: February 1st, 2013

Company: Bethany House Publishers

Language: English

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Today I am going to be taking a look at Patrick Carr’s novel A Cast of Stones, the first book in his The Staff & The Sword series. While the events and the story did not surprise me (not to say that I did not thoroughly enjoy this book), what did surprise me was something behind the book itself that I was not aware of until I sat down to write this review and took a glance over at the reviews on Goodreads. Something that, had I known beforehand, may have coloured my judgement, and kept me from reading this book to begin with. I would like to remind everyone that my opinions are of my own, I do not mean to offend people by them, and apologize if my opinions do cause offense as it is not my intention to offend.

Blurb:

An Epic Medieval Saga Fantasy Readers Will Love

In the backwater village of Callowford, Errol Stone’s search for a drink is interrupted by a church messenger who arrives with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Desperate for coin, Errol volunteers to deliver them but soon finds himself hunted by deadly assassins. Forced to flee with the priest and a small band of travelers, Errol soon learns he’s joined a quest that could change the fate of his kingdom.

Protected for millennia by the heirs of the first king, the kingdom’s dynasty is near an end and a new king must be selected. As tension and danger mount, Errol must leave behind his drunkenness and grief, learn to fight, and come to know his God in order to survive a journey to discover his destiny

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Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Review

 

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