The Wicked Will Rise

Man it took forever for me to finish this book! I actually bought it back in March when it came out and started reading it then, but I didn’t finish it till earlier this week. It’s not because I didn’t like it or anything, I actually really loved it, but some parts of it were pretty boring, and for someone like me going through a reading slump, it did not make a good combination.

All I can really say about this book without spoiling anything is that it takes place immediately after Dorothy Must Die. In the end of that book, Amy is getting ready to leave the Emerald City, in this book, she is flying away from it. That’s how immediate.

I rated this book at about 4 stars on Goodreads, though I think it’s more of a 4.5, since a good part of it did bore me, but Goodreads foolishly doesn’t have half stars. It wasn’t as good as Dorothy Must Die for me, but there where characters brought in that I really loved. I’m looking forward to the next book, even though sadly I saw it’s not coming out till 2017. Honestly this book wrapped up in the end I though this was it. I did like how it ended, it reminded me of how The Wizard of Oz ended, so I hope the next book feels the same way.  Continue reading

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These Broken Stars

I’ve wanted to read this book for so long, and now I finally have. I had heard nothing but good things so I went into this with the highest expectations I have ever had for a book. Truly, it was doomed to fail before I even read it, right? Wrong! This book surprised me by meeting those expectations and more, to the point that by chapter 5ish I had gone ahead and purchased the hardcover book.

What’s even more amazing about that is I’m really not a fan of Sci-Fi books, but I really did love this one.

It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.
Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

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Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles

Oh man, what a good book! I actually wasn’t interested in this book, I only bought it because I absolutely love The Lunar Chronicles. I don’t really like to read those side stories for series either, like how Dorothy Must Die and The Selection have, but this one I really enjoyed, which I didn’t expect because it’s about one of the evilest characters out there in YA fiction.

There will be spoilers, but I’m not sure if you can really call them that since it just goes into detail about things you already know about Levana from the books Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress.

Without giving spoilers, this book was about Queen Levana from age 16 to about 26-27, maybe 5 or so years before the start of Cinder. It was a quick read, and I’d recommend it if you love The Lunar Chronicles.

Now for Spoilers.

Mirror, mirror, on the wall.
Who is the Fairest of them all?

Pure evil has a name, hides behind a mask of deceit, and uses her “glamour” to gain power. But who is Queen Levana? Long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress in The Lunar Chronicles, Levana lived a very different story—a story that has never been told . . . until now.

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The Name of the Blade

Oh my god, Fairest comes out tomorrow! I already have my book pre-ordered, and I’m thinking I might even order the e-book so I can read it at work. I don’t know yet, haven’t decided.

Anyway, to get in the book reading mood, I read the book The Name of the Blade. It’s a pretty new here in the US, but it’s apparently been out for a while in the UK. The sequel is even out there too; I was able to find it on book depository. If you want them, they’re called The Night Itself and Darkness Hidden.

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Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

What a good movie. I totally did a google search of the movie online and found a link, then watched it all. Loved it, and I’m not even a huge Aquaman fan.

Yea, it was predictable and what not, but I really enjoyed it.

Spoilers ahead.

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Rogues’ Gallery

I love Arkham Asylum, don’t you? It’s just so amazing and creepy, home to the supervillainous insane (is that even a word, I don’t know!)

Anyway, I’m in a love hate relationship with this episode, actually with this show in general. I love the story of the week, but I hate the main story. I’m so done with it. All it is is I’m gonna betray you, now I’m gonna betray you, now you. Secrecy, secrecy, secrecy. I swear, if something doesn’t happen soon that isn’t talking in the shadows I may give up on this show.

I understand that it’s suppose to be a mystery, cop drama, not a superhero show, but this is just bad.

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Magnum Opus

Oh  my gosh, how long has it been since we got a good headless horseman episode?! WAY TOO LONG!

He is much more awesome when he doesn’t talk, I mean seriously.

The beginning was cute too, I love that whole name game thing. I haven’t played it yet, but I’ve been begging for the headbandz game. Of course it doesn’t matter now cause we live far away from our family, but we always played board games every now and then. It was awesome and I think this one would have been fun.

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