Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD TUESDAY ALL ITS COMIC DAY

Books to curl up with: GOOD TUESDAY ALL ITS COMIC DAY:    Good Tuesday all, today is comic and graphic novel day . GOTHAM ACADEMY SECOND SEMESTER ( VOL 1) by Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan and t...


   Good Tuesday all, today is comic and graphic novel day . GOTHAM ACADEMY SECOND SEMESTER ( VOL 1) by Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan and three other authors.

                         BOOK BLURB

The acclaimed creative team of Brenden Fletcher (BATGIRL), Becky Cloonan (Southern Cross) and Karl Kerschl (WEDNESDAY COMICS) are joined by artist Adam Archer (AME-COMI GIRLS) as classes begin and new mysteries unfold for the kids of Gotham Academy in GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER VOL. 1—WELCOME BACK!

 It’s the second semester at Gotham Academy, and everything is back to normal. Of course, “normal” for Gotham’s top prep school would be considered uncontrollable weirdness anywhere else!

 First, a bunch of students start walking out of their extracurricular activities with no explanation and signing up for a strange new society—Witch Club! Then, a stolen map of the Academy puts the students on the trail of ancient symbols and hidden chambers.

 There’s plenty for the Detective Club to investigate—but Olive Silverlock is distracted by her new rebel roommate, Amy. Is Maps Mizoguchi right to be suspicious of a bad influence, or just jealous that she’s losing her best friend?

 Plus, Detective Club is joined by the World’s Greatest Detective—Batman!


                      MY REVIEW 

      This was the first book in the series that I have read .  I thought that diving into the second book in the series was going to leave me with a bunch of questions . It didn't though  I started reading and it was just like I knew what was going on . Its going to back to high school but with a big twist . Meet the super naturals and their prep school . 
     These are well written stories that actually have some parts of what happens in a real high school . We have the cliques the feeling of not belonging and there is an introduction to homosexuality through out the book . Well written I must say . You start to feel for the characters and actually fall for a few of them . 
    The characters are well written and you can't help but fall in love with a few of them like Pom and Olive .  Then there are other characters that you will not like and there are reasons behind them . I mean you can't love all the characters all the time . You always pick and choose the characters you love . 
     The graphics in the novel are great , the colour alone jump out at you when you start to read . The story lines were good the action never stops and the dialogue between characters is funny . Nothing is as it seems at Gotham Academy and the writers prove that on every page . This is a great addition to the rebirth universe and ties into the other stories . So if you are wanting a good comic for you and your kids this summer check it out . You will not be disappointed . 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Books to curl up with: Good Thursday all

Books to curl up with: Good Thursday all:   I hope that everyone is having a good day on the Friday eve. Hope you guys are getting your summer reading list down . Today we are going ...

Good Thursday all

  I hope that everyone is having a good day on the Friday eve. Hope you guys are getting your summer reading list down . Today we are going to review FIERCE KINGDOM by Gin Phillips.

                         BOOK BLURB 

An electrifying literary thriller introduces an unforgettable mother and son, whose simple trip to the zoo one afternoon is transformed into three hours of terror and survival after gunshots ring out. What would you do to protect the ones you love?

After school on a late October day, Joan has taken her four-year-old son, Lincoln, to one of his favourite places on earth: the zoo. Just before closing time, as they need to go home, she hears some loud pops like firecrackers. Not thinking much of it, they head for the exit...until Joan realizes the eerie human emptiness means danger, then sees the figure of a lone gunman. Without another thought, she scoops up her son and runs back into the zoo. And for the next three hours--the entire scope of the novel--she does anything she can to keep Lincoln safe.
     Both pulse-pounding and emotionally satisfying, Fierce Kingdom is a thrill ride, but also an exploration of the very nature of motherhood itself, from its saving graces to its savage power. At heart it asks how you draw the line between survival and the duty to protect one another? Who would you die for?

                         MY REVIEW 

      What would you do if you were trapped in a zoo with your child while there is armed men running around . This is the question Joan had to figure out with her son LIncoln one day in October. 
     I must say that I was intrigued when I started reading this book . I just had a little bit of a hard time at the beginning . I found that it just read a little slow and not much was happening .  As I read and got going into the book I was surprised how it picked up speed and the action took off . You kind of get sucked in and start worrying if they would get out and not get hurt . Will they be able to survive the ordeal . The book really came into its own towards the end of the book when Joan and Lincoln got to the others . They worked well together as a group. Then the ending just kind of went weird but it did kind of tie everything up 
   The characters grew stronger with each turn of the page . I liked Joan she was like a momma bear protecting her son . Lincoln was actually my all time favourite character  he was such a good kid and he loved super heroes . He did what his mom asked him with not much fuss. You never actually get to see the armed men you just hear the shots and the yelling .   They are phantoms while you read them . 
       Over all I did enjoy this book and the premise of the story is really good . I just had some issues with the lack of action at the beginning and never actually seeing the gun men .  This is the first book I have read by this author and actually I am looking forward to reading more of her work . So if you want a book that builds slowly and then take you to the edge of your seat . This is the book to add to your summer reading list 
 I was given this book by the publisher for an honest review 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY:   Good Afternoon all welcome to Wednesday . today we are going to review the second book in the Queen of Thieves series . THIEF OF THE NIGHT...


  Good Afternoon all welcome to Wednesday . today we are going to review the second book in the Queen of Thieves series . THIEF OF THE NIGHT GUILD by one of my favourite authors Andy Peloquin.

                          BOOK BLURB 

"I am Ilanna, Journeyman of House Hawk. I do the impossible."

A cunning thief of unrivaled ingenuity, Ilanna is determined to secure her freedom. Nothing will prevent her escape from the Night Guild's callous cruelty, not even the most powerful man in Praamis, Duke Phonnis.

Commanding a crew of pickpockets, bounty hunters, poisoners, and assassins, Ilanna schemes to disgrace the Duke. She must survive blackmail, a bloodthirsty rival syndicate, and enemies within her own House to claim her spoils: vengeance for the deaths of her friends and gold to buy independence.

But all Ilanna's skill may not suffice to protect the one person who matters most: her son.

                          MY REVIEW 

        WELCOME BACK TO THE GUILD .  This is the second book in the series and Ilanna has grown up and has become one of the best thief's in the guild . She is cunning and has a vision of buying her freedom from the guild . There are many obstacles standing in her way from blackmail and a rival syndicate . Will she survive the onslaught to get out to the only thing that matters in her life her son,
        I love  all the characters in this book but Ilanna is my favourite girl . She is kick ass and takes no prisoners . She has been through a lot but it seems the more she gets knocked down the more she gets up and fights back. She goes through a lot in this installment .  She has taken all that the guild has thrown at her. She has honed her skills and plans on using them to save herself and get out of the guild . To the only person that she loves , her son , the only person that matters to her.   She is five years older and tougher then nails . I so love her attitude and her guts . She will do anything to survive and be free . 
  I can't tell you about all the characters in this book cause I will be writing forever . But the guild members that can call Ilanna a friend are all there to watch her back and help her out in the heist that she is planning to pay for her way out . The characters that you think are bad turn out to be on the Ilanna's side and the ones closest to her are the ones that can not be trusted . I will say you will fall for these characters , they are very complex and deep . You will also want to slap a couple of them upside the head a few times . 
       While I was reading this book , which I couldn't put down , I could see the book in my mind . Playing like a movie . Which to me is a sign of a very well written story . It takes you on a roller coaster ride . You will be on the edge of your seat most of the time . You will cheer for Ilanna and her group of thieves . You will have a couple of chuckles along the way . Trust me your heart will melt when you read her story with her son . I was an emotional wreck when I was reading parts of this story . This isn't your run of the mill book where there is a happy ever after in the end . You will have your heart broken into a million pieces .  The ending will destroy you trust me on this , I really just wanted to yell at the author for what he did . If you like fantasy this is the book for you . If you like dark fantasy this is the book for you. It is going to be one of the books I read over and over . This isn't a stand alone , you have to read the first book to keep everything straight .  So if you want a great dark series that will keep you up all night long turning the pages . This is the series for you . A definite must read for your summer reading list . 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY ALL:  Good Monday all , hope you are all reading something good and staying cool . Today we are going to review a great book , and I must say I l...