Monday, October 23, 2017

Fragments

13170596Goodreads Synopsis:    Author Dan Wells is back with the sequel to the sci-fi blockbuster Partials, which Pittacus Lore called a "thrilling sci-fi adrenaline rush, with one of the most compelling and frightening visions of Earth's future I've seen yet."

After discovering the cure for RM, Kira Walker sets off on a terrifying journey into the ruins of postapocalyptic America and the darkest desires of her heart in order to uncover the means—and a reason—for humanity's survival.

Dan Wells extends his richly imagined, gritty world and introduces new memorable characters in this second installment in the Partials Sequence.






My Thoughts:

-    Most of the book is very slow with not a lot going on. Kira is mostly by herself, and there is a lot of traveling. 

-    I almost wanted to quit the book a couple times because NOTHING WAS HAPPENING! I'm glad I stuck with it though. The ending was awesome! 

-    I like all the characters, but I'm not sure we need all the characters. I don't really care what Marcus is doing. Is he that vital to the story?

-    A lot of this book could have been cut, but the ending was worth it. 


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Friday, October 20, 2017

Fan Art Friday: Han Solo

Today I'd like to feature the best Star Wars character of all time. 
Yes, I still crush on Han Solo.

















I can't pick a favorite because they are all of Han Solo and I love them all.

Which is your favorite?

All illustrations are linked to the source.

Let's talk about the Han Solo movie. Am I worried? Yes! Will I see it? Of course! Do I like the title? No!

I'm worried about the movie because I can't see anyone but Harrison Ford playing this character. Every line Han delivers is golden and so snarky, and I don't know if anyone else can pull it off. What if I don't like the movie? I don't want my favorite Star Wars character to be dampened in any way.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Starring Jules: As Herself

15815424Goodreads Synopsis:    Lights! Camera! Action! A hilarious chapter book debut from a fabulous new talent!
Things to Know About Me

by Jules Bloom
1. I am a scrambled-eggs-and-chocolate-milk type person.

2. I have an audition for a TV commercial (which would be great if I were a tall-icy-drink type person.)

3. I am in between best friends right now.

4. I am worried that the audition will be a disaster. (See #1 and #3!)

Jules doesn't want to ruin THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME, and she's willing to turn to anyone for help--even her know-it-all ex-best friend! If only that lovely new girl in class would turn out to be the new best friend of her dreams, maybe, just maybe, Jules will be ready for her close-up....
 

My Thoughts:

-    Gnome and I had opposing opinions on this one. She loved it, and I was bored. 

-    Gnome liked all the silly girly stuff, and she liked the drama with the girls.

-    I was not so amused with the silly drama stuff. 

-    Sadly, this is a series, and Gnome wants to read more. Hopefully the next book is better.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Camp Midnight

26486587Goodreads Says:    Ben 10 and Big Hero 6 creator Steven T. Seagle returns to comics with New Yorker Magazine cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein for a new graphic novel! 

Reluctant Skye is accidentally sent to the wrong summer camp. Not wanting to please her "step monster," Skye is dead-set on not fitting in. That won't be a problem, as everyone at Camp Midnight-with the exception of fellow camper and fast-friend Mia-is a full-fledged monster! 

The perfect book for fans of Raina Telgemeier's Smile, but wish it had more bowls of gooey eyeballs.





My Thoughts:

-    This was a fun and silly graphic novel. 

-    The illustrations were silly. I liked the over dramatic facial expressions. 

-    I liked the story and the camp, but I wanted a bit more. I wish the camp and its history was explored a little more. I was expecting a little more from the creator of Big Hero 6.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Food


Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned in Books

This is one of the best prompts ever!

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Monday, October 16, 2017

The Ruins of Gorlan

60400From Goodreads   They have always scared him in the past—the Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger’s apprentice. What he doesn’t yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied. . . .






My Thoughts:

-    It was fun to start one of my favorite series again. If you haven't read these, do! They are SO good! 

-    This was my first review of the book before I started blogging:

Fantastic! If you love fantasy and adventure, you'll love this book. It reminded me of Raymond E. Feist's books and Lloyd Alexander books, but it was it's own book still.

Plot: Reading about Will becoming a Ranger was very interesting, and I also liked the side story of Horace. I think Horace will play a bigger role in later books. The boar fight was exciting, and the ending was really suspenseful and thrilling. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from page 1.

Characters: The characters were all really well done. I love Will and his relationship with the other characters, especially with Halt and Tug. I thought Halt's character is perfect for a mysterious mentor. I am eager to learn more about Halt and his past. The only problem I had with the book is why Horace let the older 3 boys treat him so badly for so long. At one point, I think someone like him would try to retaliate rather than just take it. Oh well, everything worked out in the end. 

I'm really excited to read this series!


-    I don't feel like I need to add more. I feel the same about this book as I did the first time I read it. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Fan Art Friday: Ranger's Apprentice

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Ranger's Apprentice is one of my favorite series! I love every one of these books!


























I wish I had been able to find a wider variety of characters and scenes, but I think I got some good ones. Sadly, none of the illustrations capture the way I picture these characters in my head. The last one is my favorite. I love the colors, and it is the closest to what I imagine Will to look like.

Which is your favorite?
Have you read this series?

All he artwork is linked to the source.