This book was uncomfortable as fuck. Seriously. It was a pain to read, and I say this in the best of ways. It took all my feelings and fears, threw th...moreThis book was uncomfortable as fuck. Seriously. It was a pain to read, and I say this in the best of ways. It took all my feelings and fears, threw them in a blender and turned them to mush. For this I'm going to give it the big 5. I rarely get so bothered by reading a book. Well done.(less)
I’ve always been a Bioshock fan and I’ve been waiting to play Infinite for months, like a lunatic. And when the time came and I got my hands on it, oh...moreI’ve always been a Bioshock fan and I’ve been waiting to play Infinite for months, like a lunatic. And when the time came and I got my hands on it, oh how happy I was. Bioshock Infinite has one of the best, if not the best, stories in the gaming industry. It’s more than a story; it’s an incredible experience that will stay with me for years to come.
I was so glad to see that Dark Horse is publishing a book for the Bioshock Infinite concepts because I am an artist myself and I live to learn and I also work as a game artist and books like these always help in discovering how the big fish roll.
As for the book itself, it was as good as I was expecting it to be. Even though most of the concepts didn’t make it in the game, it’s fascinating to see how all these ideas and all this hard work carved the game into its final form. Their team is full of extremely talented artists and this aspect shows in every single piece of artwork that is inside this book. I absolutely loved it and I will try as hard as possible to buy the printed version because it’s totally worth it.
This review will be more or less my impression on the Mistborn trilogy. And I say trilogy to ignore the coming books since the trilogy concludes this...moreThis review will be more or less my impression on the Mistborn trilogy. And I say trilogy to ignore the coming books since the trilogy concludes this sequence of the Mistborn series.
Anypoodle, I cannot find words good enough to describe how much I’ve enjoyed reading these three books. Sure, it might seem frightening since they’re incredibly long, each book having at least 700 pages, but Sanderson managed to make it feel anything but long and boring.
He is such an amazingly talented writer and he made me feel a lot of emotions towards the characters belonging to this series. I’ve been through so many events with them. Happy, sad, terrifying. You name it. I’ve learned to love and respect them and I was so scared of reaching the end because I had no idea how I’d cope with the fact that there will be no more books about them in the future. I do think that Sanderson was right to keep this as short as he could. Maybe if here were more books things would have lost their spark. Or not. Who knows?
I am sad because of the bitter sweet ending. It was a happy ending, but not as happy as I would have wanted it to be. It left me staring out into the sky and trying to cope with what had happened. Three days later and I’m still not over it. I don’t know if and when I’ll be over it. We shall see.
The other thing I want to talk to - well more like ask you - is to read this series. Don’t expect rainbows, unicorns and happy princesses. Mistborn is a story about pain and what it means to fight for what you believe in. There are lots of deaths and lots of sadness so you have to try to read it accordingly. After you’re done meet me for some drinks. You’ll need them. You’ll also thank me for making you know this amazing series.
I’m not exaggerating when saying that this is a must read. Read it. Read it asap!
Long story short Amelia Gray, a cemetery restorer who can see ghosts, is forced into a police investig...more
Keep your distance from those who are haunted.
Long story short Amelia Gray, a cemetery restorer who can see ghosts, is forced into a police investigation when a body is found in the cemetery she is restoring.
My thoughts The first thing that made me check out The Restorer was the cover. I absolutely love that sad angel statue. It makes me think of an extremely gloomy story. Which is exactly what The Restorer is. Amanda Stevens nailed the cover, it's perfect for the story. The second thing that made me add the book to my “Want To Read” list was the title, The Restorer, and the name of the series, Graveyard Queen. Then I went on to read the summary and holy shit! She’s a cemetery restorer who can see ghosts. Whaaaaaat?
Like right now!
Lucky for me, my wonderful friend Alk chose it as a birthday read (which is supposed to be mandatory) so I had to read it. I can’t say that I was sad about it. On the contrary, this was the perfect excuse to spend a bit more money on an ebook. I mean, it is a mandatory read, right? *wink*
Anyways, I’ll keep this short. I fell in love with The Restorer. I love Amelia’s job, I love Amanda Stevens’ writing style. I love cemeteries and I love ghosts. I love creepy stories, and this is one hell of a creepy story. It could have been scary, but my definition of “scary” is different than the one you would normally hear from people. I need something worse than this to get scared. But creepy is the perfect word for it. The Restorer is deliciously creepy and intriguing. I am going to read Graveyard Queen #2 as soon as possible.
To buy or not to buy? There are a few simple questions that can help you take this decision. - Do you like ghosts? - Do you enjoy reading creepy and disturbing stories? - Do you mind mysteries? - Do you mind a bit of romance in your books?
If your answer is yes to at least two of those questions, then The Restorer is the book for you.
“You are a very strange woman.” “I thought I was practical.” “Strange, stunning and practical.”
I was not going to write a review for Nevermore because it was one of those books that kept me reading mouth open, eyes wide, fingers stuck not able t...moreI was not going to write a review for Nevermore because it was one of those books that kept me reading mouth open, eyes wide, fingers stuck not able to type in any ideas. Then again, I felt like writing a review would push you guys into giving this book a try. Which you should totally do, by the way. It’s awesome.
Since I’m short on ideas and irritated because of a stupid allergy, I’m afraid my review won’t be much fun. Nor interesting. Not aggravating. Nor.. something else that I can’t think of. Oh yes, I remembered. Nor making much sense.
No, no it will make sense. It will make sense only if you read Nevermore.
Which you should.
Okay then, I’ll go on telling you why I loved it so much. See, I’m not the biggest fan of cheerleaders. The MC is a cheerleader. Dating the highschool’s football star. Not a good student. The usual. I didn’t think I would like Isobel. Hell, I hated her at the beginning of the book. But Kelly Creagh, being an amazing author as she is, made Isobel evolve into an admirable character.
The story revolving Poe was interesting enough. We get even some nice quotes from his works. Even though the story mostly goes around the school assignment, it did not get boring. The other part went around the dreamworld, which could get confusing. The trick is to pay total attention to the book in these moments. This means that you should read it in complete silence, when no one can interrupt. Worked for me like a charm.
And last but not least, the reason why I loved Nevermore so much is Varen. This goth baby won me over fair and square.
I love, absolutely love, hot goth guys. He’s also deep, he’s an artist. He writes and draws. Sigh. This is the perfect Varen:
Isn’t he nice? @_@
So there you have it. Is title the book for you? Take this quick quiz and find out!
1. Do you like reading books? a. yes (1 point) b. no (0 points)
2. Do you like hot goth guys? a. yes (1 point) b. no (0 points)
If your answer score is 2 or higher, then Nevermore is the book for you.
My childhood just came back and punched me in the head. I hate kids, and I hate being little and powerless. If only I could go back in time, change th...moreMy childhood just came back and punched me in the head. I hate kids, and I hate being little and powerless. If only I could go back in time, change the candy to rotten goat organs. Who's laughing now bitches?(less)
Indulge not overmuch in wine or beer. Pick not thy nose, scratch not thy rear, and all shall say “A lady sits here.”
A true lady’s lesson in life.
Only one of my Goodreads friends read this book. Of course this made me think that maybe it won’t be so good. Why else would people not know of The Stepsister Scheme?
Why else? I’ll tell you why else. Because of all this mainstream crap that’s flying around, that’s why!
I enjoyed this book so much. When I first read the summary I instantly fell in love with it. And it did not disappoint. It’s action-packed, beautifully written, the world building is breathtaking and the princesses… They rocked so hard that walking into Mordor became possible.
So let’s have a summary of Disney’s take on the three princesses.
I hate Disney’s version of Cinderella because:
Terrible living conditions and does not say a word. She is saved by a prince who forgets what she looks like after a night. He marries her because she is beautiful.
I hate Disney’s version of Snow White because:
She's killed because she is too hot. Which is also the reason she's still alive nowadays. Not her brain. No. Her hotness.
I hate Disney’s version of Sleeping Beauty because:
Sex is her only salvation.
Now have a look at Hines’ version of these fantastic ladies:
Stormdancer captivated me since I saw its cover. It is a gorgeously delivered piece of art that catches your eye and nearly demands that you read the...moreStormdancer captivated me since I saw its cover. It is a gorgeously delivered piece of art that catches your eye and nearly demands that you read the book. I couldn’t have picked a better cover myself. Since this can be seen as a double-edged knife I can assure you that this is not one of those typical Young Adult novels that give you a mediocre story and hope to make up by their pretty covers.
Stormdancer is one of the best books I’ve read this year and I swear, hand on my heart, that I’m not exaggerating.
One of my main reasons for liking Stormdancer so much is the amazing universe Jay Kristoff has created. It’s one of the most unique and detailed universe out there. The tattooed bodies, the masked faces, the goggled eyes. Social and environmental changes. Pollution caused by the Lotus plants. Samurais! Thunder Tigers!!
How can you not love all that? Especially since nowadays the entire Young Adult genre focuses on love triangles, teenage angst and stupidity.
Which brings us to the characters. Stormdancer is a party attended by the coolest characters you could find. Shallowness? No sir! Jay Kristoff is too good for that.
Yukiko is our beloved heroine. Even though she’s sixteen years old she behaves like a mature and responsible teen.
A mature and responsible young adult. It is not a myth people! They do exist. She is likable, strong, keeps her shit together and did not annoy me. Not even once.
And now it's time for my favorite character in the book. Arashitora. Thunder Tiger.
Her protector. Her brother. Her friend. Then I will call you Buruu.
Buruu is cruel, unpredictable, even funny at times. However, the reason why I like him so much is the love he developed for Yukiko. I have a soft spot for beasts developing strong feelings for humans. A dog is a man’s best friend. A dog that saves a human’s life is a hero in my eyes. Now imagine my feelings when it comes to a telepathic relationship between a normal girl and a Thunder Tiger.
Is it just me or do they resemble Kenpachi Zaraki and Yachiru Kusajishi from Bleach?
And yes, it does have a love triangle. A thing you should know about me is that I absolutely hate love triangles. However, in our Stormdancer’s case you get a perfectly performed love triangle and a perfect conclusion to it. Short-lived, cruel and painful. Perfect!
Another reason why I loved Stormdancer is that it reads like Anime. Many scenes in the book were full of action and reminded me of some cool Anime shows that I watch. It doesn’t give you a chance of getting bored. That’s always a plus.
So if you are in need of a great book, unique and deliciously interesting then go for Stormdancer. You won’t regret it.