• Book Reviews

    review; pacific rim

    Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization by Alex Irvine The official novelization of the sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rim from visionary director Guillermo del Toro! When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have…

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    the mid-year freakout book tag;

    It has been forever since I have been on my blog – writing and reading slumps are the absolute WORST – but I come back and find out I’ve been tagged to do The Mid-Year Freakout Book Tag by Jess @ JBelkBooks? OHEMGEE. This? Will be fun. I haven’t read a lot of books this year. A grand total of six so far. So I’m gonna cheat, a little, and bring in books I’ve read last year too? Okay? Okay. Let’s get to it! Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2016 Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. Hands down. I still cannot get over it. At all. I don’t…

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    review; truthwitch

    Truthwitch by Susan Dennard In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands. Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home. Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself. In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and…

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    the liebster award;

    I was recently – and by recently I mean quite a while back, this is what happens when you take an impromptu hiatus – nominated for a Liebster Award! I will be honest, I have no idea what Ali @ The Bander Blog was thinking, but I really appreciate it. Definitely very flattered. For the uninitiated, the Liebster Award is a chain-award that bloggers pass along to each other to highlight other blogs and allows us to get to know one another better. I will admit, I had to look it up when I was tagged, but once I did? So onboard! And still so flattered, so thank you, Ali!…