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

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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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ARC Review: The Seers (Holders #2)

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By: Julianna Scott

Publisher: Strange Chemistry

Published: February 4, 2014

Language: English

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I am back with a review for another ARC through Netgallery. This time I will be talking about Julianna Scott’s second book in the Holder series: The Seers. I have to admit that I was slightly confused reading the first couple of chapters because I did not immediately recognize that this was part of a series. I turned to my friend the Internet and found out it was indeed not a standalone book. So I quickly found a copy of the first book, read that, and re-read the opening chapters of this book before moving forward. I honestly did enjoy the first book The Holders so I was more than looking forward to the chance to get a sneak peak at the next book in the series. I think had I not enjoyed the first part, it would have taken me a longer time to get around to reading this one. Under the cut, will be book blurb followed up by my thoughts of the book: including comparing this series (so far) to the Rebuild of Evangelion movies, and compare The Seers to The Hobbit and The Empire Strikes Back. Trust me, it will make sense! Also I do my best to keep spoiler-free as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2014 in Review

 

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Review: UnEarthed by Rebecca Bloomer

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By: Rebecca Bloomer

Publisher: Odyssey Books

Published: July 2nd 2012

Language: English

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Surprise!! You are getting yet another review from me this week! A second book review. Think of it as an early Christmas present for my first Christmas doing this blog.

This cover & description caught my attention while I was looking through Netgallery and I was lucky enough to be given the chance to review the book. Also I feel that I should note that the author, Rebecca Bloomer, is Australian! Not that being Australian I believe affects the story but I am trying to look at as many authors from different countries as possible. Gotta explore what is outside of your doorstep sometimes. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2013 in Review

 

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Movie Review: The Hobbit- The Desolation of Smaug 2014

Elf PosterToday I thought I would sit down and talk about my opinions and thoughts (plus some rants) of the recent Hobbit flick that was released last week. I will be talking about the movie as a whole so beware of SPOILERS. If you have not seen the movie and you want to remain unspoiled, come back once you have seen the movie. Also, I have not read the book so my thoughts/opinions will be based on the movie only. If you have seen the movie or do not care about being spoiled, then read on! Also if for some reason you have not seen The Lord of the Rings movies, you might want to skip this review since I will be drawing upon events that happen in this movie and how it relates to the later films. But who has not seen those films at this point when going in to see The Hobbit films?

My first viewing of the film was in 2D and the second was in 3D so I cannot comment about the 48 FPS versions. Or rant about them either. I have not even seen the previous Hobbit movie in the new 48 FPS so I cannot comment on how that was for that experience.

Before going deep into it, I will say that if you have issues with spiders in films that this movie is WORSE than the second Harry Potter film for spiders. Just saying. This fact communicated to me by those who DO NOT LIKE spiders at all. You should just prepare yourself to deal with a lot of spiders. The 3D also makes the spider look WORSE and uglier (but in a good way). You have been warned. Moving on!

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Posted by on December 18, 2013 in Review

 

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ARC Review: Defy

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By Sara B. Larson

Published: January 7 2014

Publisher: Scholastic

Language: English

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Yup, you are not reading that wrong. I will be doing a review on a book that is not out yet. I received my digital ARC through Netgallery and read it through the Kindle app. I was first made aware about the book through the Waiting on Wednesday meme and jumped at the chance to read it ahead of the release.

Blurb on Goodreads:

A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and a thrilling love triangle.

Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king’s army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite prince’s guard. But when a powerful sorcerer sneaks into the palace in the dead of night, even Alex, who is virtually unbeatable, can’t prevent him from abducting her, her fellow guard and friend Rylan, and Prince Damian, taking them through the treacherous wilds of the jungle and deep into enemy territory.

The longer Alex is held captive with both Rylan and the prince, the more she realizes that she is not the only one who has been keeping dangerous secrets. And suddenly, after her own secret is revealed, Alex finds herself confronted with two men vying for her heart: the safe and steady Rylan, who has always cared for her, and the dark, intriguing Damian. With hidden foes lurking around every corner, is Alex strong enough to save herself and the kingdom she’s sworn to protect?

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Posted by on December 16, 2013 in Review

 

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