Armada was easily my most anticipated read this year and when I saw that Ernest Cline was coming to Anderson’s Bookshop for a signing, I couldn’t resist pre-ordering a copy and reading it before I met him. Since Ready Player One has been one of my top favorite books, I dove into this one without hesitation. Zack is a troubled teenager who loses himself in a game called Armada, an MMO flight simulator that has you pitted against an alien race. When Zack sees one of the alien aircrafts near his school, he knows that he must be losing his mind. What […]
It’s been a while since I read the last two books, but I jumped into Horde without needing much thought. The other two books stood out so well in my memory that I caught on quick and loved jumping back into the dangerous world. A new favorite character emerged in Morrow, a very skilled and beautiful fighter who has a little budding romance with Tegan, the healer character who still is suffering from a limp. She learns to fight as well in this book and there’s a ton of action and lots of twists in the plot that I did […]
Although Alice in Zombieland had a lot of references to some of the symbols in the classic, I appreciated that it did not quite follow the pattern I thought it would. Alice has just seen her whole family killed in a car accident and devoured by shadow creatures. She seeks out what has happened to her family and questions whether she has gone crazy like her father was, or was he right all along about the creatures of the night. When she starts having visions every time she sees Cole, an intimidatingly handsome and frightening boy at school, she sees […]
OTSPSecretSister! You may have seen the hashtag on twitter and instagram. It was created by Alyssa, Amy, and Brittany. The idea is basically a 6 month project of playing “Secret Santa” to support and cheer on your sister. You’re paired up with someone and then for the next 6 months you send your “Sister” presents and notes to make her month better. It’s all a secret until you find out or reveal. You can find out more about it HERE. I’ve been a part of all the rounds so far and have love how these ladies have tweaked things and kept up with everything! The first person […]
Welcome to another edition of the Monster Report. The Monster Report explores the book happenings of Kate and Kristen. Whether it be what we got in our mailboxes, what books we are currently hiding in, or fun stuff to look forward to this week at The Book Monsters, you can find it here. The Monster Report is inspired by Alea‘s This Week in Books, Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves, and Sheila‘s It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Also, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Last week was my last […]
I’m joining in on a readathon this coming week! It’s hosted over at Seasons of Reading. I’m hoping to knock through some library books along with some e-books and other books on my TBR pile! Update: It’s Sunday and I’ve finally finished the book I’ve been on and off reading for the past week or so! I also in between finished a manga and a book I went to a signing for! Not too shabby I suppose, but I could have read more this week!
The Write On review-a-thon is a monthly event created and hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen. It’s 2 days dedicated to getting reviews done, whether you have one review to write or 30+. This edition of the review-a-thon takes place all day Saturday, July 25th and Sunday, July 26th. Let’s get those reviews done! It’s been a while since I participated but I want to knock through a lot of reviews. I’m hoping to schedule at least 10 and set up 10 more.
Adelina has not had an easy upbringing. She lost her mother to a terrible plague and although she recovered, she was left without an eye and silver colored hair. When she discovers her father is about to sell her to a man to become his mistress, she decides to run away. Her father chases her down and she finds that she has a special power to create illusions, which causes her father’s death and sentences her to hang for the crime. Her younger sister, who is perfect in every way, is the one who finds her and is shocked to […]