Well this was a book that first found about on Civilian Reader blog. When go--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
Well this was a book that first found about on Civilian Reader blog. When got around to reading the review at the blog couldn't hold myself back in not getting it. So in a very quick manner bought it off Amazon.com. The premise sounded fun where Horror is concerned and also the idea of zombies outrunning humanity so only a few survivors remained then by a strange twist of fate a vampire awoke to a zombie apocalypse that resulted in him fighting for a limited food supply. This has to make anyone who reads zombie books to salivate after all its a really new, interesting take. In any case, it did for me since never heard or thought about zombies having to compete for food. The world of books is fast becoming filled with stories of zombies and Double Dead impresses with its huge uniqueness that's a loaded gun of gore with a generous amount of suspenseful action. The character develompment is something that is inded great. Coburn is a rather glum figure in Double Dead who's the main character and yes a vampire. He views humans nothing more as food and takes to often being snide which though you know its something as mean-spirited also in this instance is actually amusing:
He and Creampuff hid amongst a nest of dry reeds, watching. A fat man came out of the camper, a windbreaker as big as a four-person tent dvaped across his body. Coburn marveled at the man's size Here it was, the end of the world, the gates of Hell ripped open so that all of its rotting souls could come tumbling out, and this is shit-heel somehow managed to remain morbidly obese. But hey, the vampire thought who cares Big boy means big blood. Buckets of the stuff. Gallons . His toes curled just thinking about it.
As the book moves forward it reaches somewhat of a dull hopeless tone with what's going on and how the world is being taken over by zombies. Coburn finds that there may be real hope to humanity with , Kayla, who may be some kind of cure to the zombie apocalypse. Chuck Wendig did an amazing job with humour in his writing even when we are talking about a zombie apocalypse here. As for the writing he made every moment intriguing in the way he maintained a steady clip of movement in the story that immerses every instant.
Really happy that discovered Chuck Wendig's Double Dead and even now looking forward to discovering his other novels as well. One in particular Blackbirds which luckily was allowed to review this title by Netgalley. And expect a review for Blackbirds too. Double Dead is an amazing read in the growing reading pile of vampires and zombies with a brand-new incorporation. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Horror, Zombies, Vampires ...more
Flight, Book Three of the I AM Just JUNCO series, continues the kickass action associated with the previous novels: Clutch and Fledge. Again we find JuFlight, Book Three of the I AM Just JUNCO series, continues the kickass action associated with the previous novels: Clutch and Fledge. Again we find Junco in more adventures and entangled in new missions. Junco managed to save Tier's life and also managed to become a team member of the avians. Junco and Tier have had their time together but now she has to return to return to fighting and wiping out threats. The latest of which is securing the rest of the Seven Siblings in an attempt to save the avian race.
Flight has some of the characters that we have seen previously in Fledge such as Ashur, Isten, and Lucan. Lucan more of which helps a lot since there are secrets he's keeping. While J.A. hints at some future romantic tension as a reader don't see it being something would love to see. Lucan js an alright character but he's more of a serious guy and rather Junco and Tier. Tier in my opinion still is and will always remain the guy that feel Junco should be with. There is only one other guy that was finally introduced in this book that think would be perfect and that's Gideon. He's a very capable fighter and so sweet. He apparently also seems to be someone from Junco's past when she was still working for Rural Republic. J. A. had several down memory lane moments between Gideon and Junco that were supposedly dreams of Junco that were what said before were adorable. There is a more human Junco Coot that wish so much to see more of. Gideon is one character that quickly becomes a favorite! Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Science Fiction, Romance...more
Previously in the Night Watchman Express we unfortunately were witness to Simon and Miriam's kidnapping through The Night Watchman Express. In The DevPreviously in the Night Watchman Express we unfortunately were witness to Simon and Miriam's kidnapping through The Night Watchman Express. In The Devil's Kitchen Simon and Miriam attempt to survive in different surroundings from their previous lives without losing hope. Mana and Neil now reunited are out trying to rescue Miriam and Simon from their horrendous fates. Yet, danger looms dangerously everywhere especially with a new increase in consumption of a very nasty tonic by the Pearson Company.
Alison DeLuca have by now realized what sets her writing apart and that is when you read whole passages no matter if they are not filled with great secrets or incredible occurrences is still filled with interesting moments. She just knows how to always keep the story going and adds fully to each of her books. It is a great quality to be found in an author. So much so that consider Alison DeLuca my favorite author as of recently. One of my favorites and glad First Rule Publicity introduced me to her work.
The Devil's Kitchen brings Simon, Miriam, and Neil's adventures to a close from the evil of The Cantwells. Yet it isn't the end since there is more! More in The Lamplighter's Special which would see a return to Lampala. Exciting most definitely! Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Steampunk, Adventure...more
Ever since my first taste of Steampunk which have to give a nod of approval at Kady Kross’s Steampunk Chronicles (The Girl in the Steel Corset, The GiEver since my first taste of Steampunk which have to give a nod of approval at Kady Kross’s Steampunk Chronicles (The Girl in the Steel Corset, The Girl in the Clockwork Collar) and since then have an interest in any novels bearing Steampunk elements. The Nightwatchman Express when signed up for this Online Book Tour promised to have a stamp of Steampunk as well.
Later once began reading The Night Watchman Express knew with certainty had made a magnificent decision. Alison DeLuca twirls to vibrant life the life of young Miriam Pearson a millionaire’s daughter who soon loses her father. Her new guardians turn out to be greedy for her inheritance. They also bring along with them their son named Simon and Simon’s friend Neil. While Neil is nice the same doesn't apply to Simon. Simon and Miriam’s animosity soon surfaces adding to Miriam’s mounting new limitations to her privileged life. Good things don’t stay horrible for long with the arrival of Mana Postulate whose Miriam’s new governess.
Honestly of all the books out there The Night Watchman Express is perfectly marketed as a Steampunk adventure. It is most definitely a story of adventure with some very three-dimensional characters that are almost like they could be written out of real life. The characters because of that are extraordinary in engaging. Miriam is a favorite that grows and evolves. Simon is another favorite with his intelligent mind. Neil too with a kind manner he always holds. Finally there is Mana who is a firm but elegant governess.
The Crown Phoenix series is a new favorite one! While hardly touches on any increasingly High Fantasy elements there are small glimmers of it. But no what makes it stand out is that we get a definite Gothic Steampunk adventure vibe from it. Recommended alright for readers who like something new. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Steampunk, Adventure...more
Junco Coot is known as Rural Republic's greatest sniper in the year 2152. She may have had everything under control for so long but as of recently sheJunco Coot is known as Rural Republic's greatest sniper in the year 2152. She may have had everything under control for so long but as of recently she has totally lost it. She’s not to blame after all. She has lived a life of being forced to assassinate many, many people in the coldest fashions. By now Junco has become undisturbed by killing for her human government. Human government have to say because in the world of I AM JUST JUNCO avians are a species that are winged humans seen as aliens. The government that she has listed to so far though has crossed a line she is set on making them pay. Unfortunately just as, she is setting out to do just that, Tier, an elite avian military officer, shows up professing the chance of a lifetime to tell Junco how deep the lies go told to her by the Rural Republic. Things definitely get dicey quick.
Clutch what really found refreshing from a lot of novels out in the world is that it has a healthy dose of foul-mouthing language from our main characters which mean Junco. Too many readers maybe as soon as mentioned this would be put off right about now but you shouldn't. The foul-mouthing is in good sync with who Junco is as a person so it almost becomes a trademark and source of humor. While Clutch happened to have moments of romance what found surprising was how well it was managed to an equal to its Science Fiction elements. Tier, the avian military officer, happens to be Junco's main love interest in Clutch and he sure can hold someone's attention. Something else to find in Clutch would be its action/suspense by that mean there are many matters of shooting and explosions. Its a book for that reason with a fast, fast pace. Clutch would be a book that recommend in so many ways for having to offer so much what with some of the best rogue characters that have ever come across and the fact that once your in the zone of reading it you''ll find you have no regrets over beginning the book.
J.A. Huss is building a far more different realm of Science Fiction Romance. A genuine book lover (me included) has to applaud this. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Science Fiction, Romance
Angelkiller! What a book title this book has and it story background when first saw it o--Full, review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
Angelkiller! What a book title this book has and it story background when first saw it on Seventh Star Press enticed me very much. Once I actually read it did enjoy its story and found a very quick attachment to the characters.
First off with Angelkiller the story begins with Mason a fighter for The Army's side who has lived for centuries. He has been in conflict with the supposed bad side known as The Enemy. The Enemy are conspiring to lure humanity into their web and away from the Creator's light( guessing God). For many years and now in the present they have achieved just that so what we know as good is really bad and vise versa. Besides Mason there are other characters that make an appearance in Angelkiller which are: Tripp, Martin, Overguard, and Meeker. Tripp is a long-time friend of Mason's who has huge loyalty toward him. Martin in particular of the group is a fascinating to read about since he's very much intrigued with computers and tech making him the computer expert, so it's interesting to see his side of things at times. Then finally there is Meeker and Overguard who while they are in The Army together its obvious they are romantically involved. This conflict that "rages" is mentioned several times to break up couples since many don't survive. For a reader, you are in for a very suspense-charged Fantasy that even includes romance. All of the before mentioned storylines of the characters are intriguing in Angelkiller.
[Angelkiller, by the way, switches through different character perspectives in a well-balanced way that accentuates the story's overall flow]
This book blogger is grateful to H. David Blalock for writing the Angelkiller Triad Trilogy since for a reader its covering new ground in Fantasy with some Virtual Reality aspects that have not seen before nicely brought to life. Overall: Touching read Genre: Fantasy, Speculation Fiction...more
When read Sulan's overview thought there was a real magnificent story to be found here. And--Review courtesy from Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
When read Sulan's overview thought there was a real magnificent story to be found here. And was right. Sulan (Episode One: The League) centers on a girl who's a math prodigy named Sulan. The world that she lives in is that perhaps of our own, maybe possible future. Her world has problems ever since America declared bankruptcy and terrorists who hate American have taken advantage of this. Terrorism led by Imugi have come to televise live executions of important Americans in society. Sulan knows as an intelligent individual she's part of the United State's future and that the terrorist would want to get her. In hopes of never becoming a target Sulan trains with illegal technology to be a non-stop force to be reckoned with. Leading her to meet a charming yet mysterious guy named Gun. Sulan now has the tools to fight back but the secrets her mom hides brings Sulan to meet Taro a young mercenary that reveals a shocking truth about her mom. It's something she could've never guessed.
Something that just makes Sulan (Episode One: The League) such a memorable and fresh read is the use of a science fiction cyber world with coll fighting scenes and moves by some of the characters. Sulan essentially lives in Vex (Virtual Experience). Many people aren't as lucky. The reason she is allowed to and be protected from the growing violent pace of the United States is she's as mentioned before a gifted child. Throughout our lives we know talented children are revered so we see that in Sulan. Very smart use Camille uses to make her book. The notion of gifted children. Camille not only gives readers a fun story but there various characters that are well developed where as readers your quickly drawn in. Its not hard to imagine Sulan's Vex experience in Sulan except it has a mix of creative Cyberpunk our world has not yet caught up to.
Sulan (Episode One: The League) is the first of a series that truly is unlike any book you'll find out there! Overall: Amazing read! Genre: YA Dystopian, Cyberpunk (Dystopunk)...more
A title that drew my attention with its astounding artwork. A big plus was t--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
A title that drew my attention with its astounding artwork. A big plus was the story's premise was just as attention worthy. There were so many things that really happened in this first issue of The Last of The Greats much of which was darkly motivated yet very entertaining to get caught up in. The issue begins with one of the many individuals who for a close relation are , well , superheroes. Although, humanity welcomed them at first, they soon turned on them and eradicated them. Now a select group of humans journey to the home of one of the last remaining Greats (the names humanity gave to these individuals that are like Gods) to plead for protection from an alien intruder who seeks to harm everyone on Earth.
The Last surviving for the reason that he wasn't like his fellow brothers and sisters who wished to win humanity's worship. It becomes obvious he believes that humans should be forced to follow higher beings like him and his brothers and sisters. Although for him slowly winning their worship slowly and peacefully is just preposterous. So disgusted by the human race agrees to helping Earth with the condition that they agree to worship him and drains them of their energy except one person , Charles , since feels that he's a good man overall especially because one of his many sisters loved him when he was assigned to be a guide for The Greats on Earth.
What is a horrifying shock though is that The Last would kill the human messengers that plead to him for protection. The Last seems to be moving forward into furthering his own agenda of which we as the readers are still kept in the dark. Even so, we can quickly surmiss that he's up to some devious planning and doesn't care for the welfare of most humans. Its a dark comic in terms of its story and there are a few instances of glorified gory deaths.
What's to highlight is that The Last of The Greats Volume 1 for one issue had a lot going on in events even if it ended with a cliffhanger. The cliffhanger is one that you know is there but leaves you satisfied and simultaneously with your appetite wetting for more!
For comic throppers who would like something darker and brilliantly new in superheroes. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Comic/Graphic Novel...more
In Verita, we encountered a new planet along with Brett who found out about--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
In Verita, we encountered a new planet along with Brett who found out about certain secret plots with the colonization of the new planet-Verita. Now in Concius, we get to see Brett start to take action against the authority in her settlement. Things don't always go as planned and quite a few people get hurt. Brett soon becomes embroiled in many problems and finally finds that maybe stopping secret plots from occuring like say-people in high offices from programming sleeping pods to give people specific romantic partners- is no easy task. Doesn't help things with people turning on her like Chad Lambert or better known as Dr. Lambert and Ryan.
Again Tracy much like in Verita engages and moves the story in her favor keeping readers attentive. The Verita series really comes along. The future seems bright for it. The Science Fiction aspect is at the ready and well-done. Very much anticipating another novel installment in The Verita series. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Science Fiction ...more
Vampire stories are widespread but really the question is whether or not to--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
Vampire stories are widespread but really the question is whether or not to read them. There has to be no question on their originality take and involving characters. V Wars is a vampire novel. Albeit honestly a humongously original one at that.
Michael Fayne labeled patient zero in our modern world in V Wars happens to be the first individual to contract what many politicians and doctors as well as psychiatrists call the I1VI virus-Vampire virus- and now he's known as the first vampire. We are thrown into Michael's world of while at first apparent normalcy becomes quickly discord. In blackouts, he happens to slaughter women in moments of close encounters. Letting it go on longer without knowing what is going on he also infects others from a far. That is how V Wars is built up. The changing of stories and narration of other people that have contracted the virus as well are featured too. Get this though there are many types of vampires. Some of which we are repugnant fur balls and other cadaver-looking people. Vampires are based on how a person may perceive vampires and also by the genetic origins (culture) that people come from. So we have a difference in vampire species with many much like ethnicity. The V Wars premise overall is that they the vampires are hunting us. The vampires aren't the only ones waging war in hunting.Werewolves emerge too and thankfully they are not hunting us. In the end, the extermination of the human race relies perhaps on whether we can actually consent to some truce between humans and vampires considering they are much stronger than us.
V Wars had quite an intense angle because it actually had the entirety of the novel built on input from various authors who will, of course, bring a fresh take on things on vampire and werewolf characteristics. Its a mix of distinctive styles of writing which comes together seamlessly. Many readers will surely find stories or a story that they at least favor. Not only that but in general V Wars had quite an amusing tenor in its conclusion that a reader will no doubt find to their liking.
V Wars has some nods to 30 Days of Night and the prestige of being all of its own a collaboration of authors who managed to create something utterly fantastic. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Vampires, Werewolves, Horror...more
Need to mention that as soon as The City's Son came into my notice had alrea--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
Need to mention that as soon as The City's Son came into my notice had already formed high expectations for it. Mostly since there are times when a title's name gives an impression somewhat that they would be good reading. You know and sometimes hit the marks and other times you don't. The City's Son gave a fast impression of a novel of fascinating character.
With that in mind it turned out to be a novel with an entirely unique experience in reading. There are various encounters with personification in the passages that actually many novels today don't contain. Here's an example just too give you so you get a feel for it:
This is where her trail ends. Thrum-clatter-clatter, thrum-clatter-clatter … I can feel her vibration through the ground. A fox squirms out from behind a couple of steel bins and runs for the road, trailing stink. I let my breath stream out in a slow hiss. Thrum-clatter-clatter … The concrete shale on the ground starts to shift and a breeze picks up, spattering rain against my cheek. The burnt smell is emanating from the wall at the end of the alley, breathing out of the pores in the brick itself. A high-pitched wail fills the air: steel shrieking on steel like screaming horses. The clatter grows louder and the bins clang as they are shaken to the ground. I hear the ghost of a steam-whistle, her mournful, obsolete battle-cry, and I hunker down low. Light starts to bleed through the mortar ahead of me, outlining two glaring, full-beam eyes. I hear the clash of her wheels, stampeding towards me on a path of lighting. The scream rises out of my throat to greet her, cursing her by all of her names: Loco Motive, Bahngeist, Railwraith— —and as she roars out at me, I leap sideways and strike—
If that wasn't enough we get envirogated by a world much like our own but obviously with impressive amounts of another world at work is The City's Son with Filius-Fil who must defeat his mother's-Matera Viae's- greatest enemy named Reach (The Crane King) that stands for industrial's growing reach. The fight seems at length much like a Mission Impossible. Until, Fil meets Beth ,an unconventional girl in who gets drawn into view of the city and volunteers to help him in his mission. She finds his world magical and thrilling but soon catches on that it is much deadlier than anything else. It being deadly really makes itself more apparent when she encounters huge metallic spiders that usurp people's voices against your will sometimes. Another consequence is that Reach has taken Beth's friend Parva prisoner within its creations putting her new life with Fil at odds.
The story as you can now tell from [above] is impressively imaginative on its own which, by the way, have not entirely covered all. Even so, we still have one of the most captivating Fantasy characters still. Beth is truly a fun girl. She has all the amounts of personality to keep her interesting enough for readers. Fil is a swoon-making guy even if he has a slight grey tint to his skin since he's the boy with the city in his skin. And Reach a formidable opposing villain.
With the conclusion of The City's Son a lot of things ended well enough alone so wondering where Tom is going to be taking things from now on. Although authors always do find ways to continue their stories especially their series. The continuity have no fear on though. Tom Pollock has my faith. The Skyscraper Throne #2 would be one aiming to engage heartily in when it releases. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult ...more
In Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars, we learned that Jesse and Cassius both are Drifters or simply put aliens from out of Earth. Jesse and Cassiu's parents had lived on until their planet became unstable so they had to send their people off their planet , although The Authority who is composed of people who are coming from Haven (Jesse Fisher and Cassius Stevenson's home planet) who happen to be Shifters and are capable of manipulating a rare element called Ridium are trying to bring down the opposition of Green Pearl Drifters who are really part of the Rebellion of Haven. Ridium is a special pure black substance that has . The Authority are Haven's royalty including the branch of all Shifters but are now enemies to Jesse and Cassius as well as all Drifters since Jesses and Cassiu's parents are members of the rebellion against the monarchy full of Shifters. You see part of the reason, Haven had become unstable was because of the shifters manipulating Ridium in the first place which made Haven very much unhospitable environmentally-wise. Adaylla and Savon (Founders of Haven's resistance) had rebelled against the wishes of The Authority when they didn't want to cooperate in conquering Earth as their planet collapsed. Finally, we learn that Jesse is the Pearl Breaker while Cassius is the one who harnesses the recess energy from Jesse's pearl breaking into fire power. They are Earth's hope to truly stop The Authority from invading Earth. In Crimson Rising, Jesse searches for a way to build an army of Green Pearl Drifters before The Authority reaches Earth although stopping events from unfolding can go both ways. Jesse encouters a Red Pearl for the first time that seems to be a member of the dangerous Authority. Jesse is distracted though occasionally since Avery the girl he really likes had previously been captured. With Avery's return they meet Theo who quickly becomes one of the most dangerous enemies of the brothers. Theo really shows us the dangerous but amazing powers of a Shifter who can control Ridium. Jesse in the end must suffer losses even as he must remain strong for the war that inevitably looms between the Green Pearls Breakers Drifters and Red Pearl Drifters.
Nick Jame's Skyship Academy: Crimson Rising was very entertaining. To be honest here and now while did get immersed in Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars was much slower reading in pace or ocassionally loss any alarming quality that would keep you at the edge of your seat while you took it in. Now with Crimson Rising the potential that actually knew existed from The Pearl Wars exceeded in expectations in Crimson Rising. Got umbelievably far better. The action, a huge wow, increased to a kick-start by several degrees. A lot of things are moving into the grandeur scheme of the stale-mate between Green Pearl Drifters and Red Pearl Drifters which is rather good. The action and adventure also increased to any readers who had previously enjoyed Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars (which did, by the way). Given to you the reader as short and sweet: Awesome Science Fiction reading! Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Steampunk, Young Adult ...more
Might be the best of all the comic issues in the Pariah world. Why you ask?--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
Might be the best of all the comic issues in the Pariah world. Why you ask? Quite simply it brings together all the characters seen from the previous comic issues. Pariah Issue #1: Brent, Pariah Issue #2: Lila , and Pariah Issue #3 Maudsley. In this issue we see that the reason the Vitros were all gathered and captured in the previous issues had a purpose. The mastermind behind this whole plan is Franklin Hyde. While you may be tempted to believe the reason for his trying to get all the Vitros in one place is surely is nefarious it isn't really as it seems. tries to explain himself and with that readers should get to see deeper into 's past. Just as everyone is acquaintanced something shockingly surprising happens to the gathered Vitros. This issue was hands down the most action-packed which was really likeable for more things are going on. What stood out was that again all the characters before encountered were present , so there was some conflict between them and even compromise. It becomes increasingly obvious some don't trust the intentions of Franklin Hyde. The particularly neat thing about Pariah Issue #4 is that we are presented to the history of Hyde which brings a lot of sympathy for the guy. The artwork in this issue continues to be even more satisfying. It has a bright watercolor appearance. Overall: Amazing read! Comic/ Graphic Novel...more
Kady Cross right off let us into what we had been last encountering in The Girl In the Steel Corset (The Steampunk Chronicles #2). That is we along wiKady Cross right off let us into what we had been last encountering in The Girl In the Steel Corset (The Steampunk Chronicles #2). That is we along with Griffin, Finley, Emily, and Sam are on the rescue of Jasper Renn. Jasper as we all know had previously been taken from London, England to New York in America of 1897. It comes to light soon enough that Jasper hasn't been taken into custody by the authorities looking for a crime he may have committed in cold-blood against a . What really has happened is much more complicated involving an old partner in-crime of Jasper's who has a score to settle with him. Jasper on his last job with, Reno Dalton, a dangerous criminal didn't finish a job when he didn't give Dalton a stolen machine he had wanted to possess. Jasper from what we can see from his perspective isn't so thrilled by the direction of events. He lets Dalton know he was entitled to run for it without delivering the stolen machine from the job since Dalton had only paid him half for the the job done but Dalton believes as far as he's concerned Jasper deserved nothing else. Above everything else he wants the stolen machine Jasper stole so many years back. Jasper doesn't quite know what the machine does but knows that Dalton is a viscous man who really can't possibly have something he seems to be obsessed over with a calculated purpose. He lets Dalton that he gaining possession of the machine would never happen outright. Dalton though quickly surprises him by showing him a captured, Mei Xing, a Chinese girl that Jasper had loved in the past while he lived in America. Dalton has put a clockwork collar around Mei's neck to ensure Jasper cooperates or else it will choke her if Jasper doesn't. Having no other choice ,he sees no other way but to be manipulated to give Dalton the machine he wants if Mei is to walk away unharmed. Jasper isn't alone at all in trying to free himself and Mei though! Griffin, Finley, Emily, and Sam are fiercely trying to infiltrate Dalton's gang to get a foothold to help Jasper out of this mess. At the very end, plans don't exactly go as originally planned.
THE STEAMPUNK CHRONICLES have to say are just amazing! So many interesting developments involved this time around. Had a great plot yet again in an even more different setting - New York, America of 1897- instead of London, England of 1897 which we saw in The Girl In the Steel Corset (The Steampunk Chronicles #2). The new villain - Reno Dalton- poses a rather grim threat for not only Jasper but all the friends of Griffin especially Finley. To Griffin he's a threat to Finley's recovery from her darker personality's side. She is having a hard time to just keep it under control. Finley very much wants to choose the side of light knowing Griffin wishes her , so she wont become like her father the inspiration for Jekyll & Hyde but she likes the danger! You do get to see Finley with good (her light side) and bad (her dark side) which was an intriguing aspect of THE STEAMPUNK CHRONICLES. Really like how it comes along. Overall: Amazing reading! Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Steampunk, Historical Fiction, Robots, Androids, Superhumans
Unison Spark 2.0 is a new update from Facebook and the old Twitter that has--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
Unison Spark 2.0 is a new update from Facebook and the old Twitter that has never before been seen. A program that makes you feel like you're actually physically part of a huge digital world. Once you are plugged in you are in it as if you are in real life. People there have popularity stats in a way to allow ranking. Ambrose Truax is the heir to the empire of Unison Spark and son of Martin Truax, so his ranking is the highest and most popular as far as stats go. Ambrose seems to like his life. He's in charge of keeping everyone happy in this digital world and coming back for more of the products of BetterLife connected to Unison Spark. Though Ambrose is contacted one day though by an anonymous source mentioning to him he's only Martin's experiment. Not his son at all. That he's being lied to. Ambrose isn't entirely sure if this is a lie, so he escapes all he's known to go below where BetterLife hook-ups into Unison Spark aren't a way of life. He's quickly wanted by (sort of security) by who it is assumed to be watching him back. Into which soon enough Mistletoe comes in. She is the girl with the blue pigtail. She happens to help him escape but in the process the person who has always been her caretaker , Jiri, dies.
"There in the middle of the road , was Jiri, standing with his back to her, pointing his black pre-Unison handgun at a stocky ESC police officer with a gleaming metallic arm thst narrowed to a glowing tip, which was in turn pointed at a boy of about her age who was dressed better than anyone she'd ever see. His outfit was holo-fashion, an elegant projection of a sharp new suit in the manner of big-time businessman from up above. His wispy blond hair sparkled, even in the subcanopy shade. He was clearly a long way from home, and his wide eyes from Jiri to the cop."
While she despises Ambrose at first for seeming to be somewhat weak she feels she has to help him. Just as they are trying to discover what Ambrose is involved in they also have a connection to each other thanks to Unison Spark that in turn is for a bigger plan set into motion by Unison Spark.
" Ambrose recognized the scheme: they were orchestrating chaos to cover a risky in-Unison conversation. A battle like the one raging around them could scramble UniCorp scans for a precious moments. "Martin Truax," Sonia said finally. " The creator. He who giveth and taketh away" "What about him?" " Chatter among freelancers like me is mostly speculation. Half of it's idle, half of it's strategic, designed to throw everybody off, make room for your own ideas, beat other homebrew types to the punch. But lately it's been off-the-charts twitter-brained. Like Martin's gone rogue and even his own advisers don't know what he's up to, because he's planning to spring version 3.0 on everybody unannounced, wipe everything that came before. Logins reset across the board. Profiles erased. People are saying there won't be any warning. No ramp up. Just ZAP- he unveils the upgrade, and in the end nobody even cares that it's this big ambush because the opportunities are unimaginably game changing. " Unison 3.0 will be, like, Humanity 2.0" Takeshi said sagely, repeating some overhead catchphrase. "Might wanna duck...."
Unison Spark is something of a fun science fiction book through the exploration of the social network beyond what it is now and what could maybe potentially be. That with that with our societal economic structure how it could eventually affect how wealthy we can be in information through technology. Which is a pretty interesting premise! Since we can see it today richer persons may today have an easier access to new technological gadgets. Now moving onto the characters within, Unison Spark, for all intentions found had a good enough cast of characters. Although this has to be noted isn't overtly developed in character development but more in its story events (plot). Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Romance...more
In Issue #1 we learned about Brent a Vitro (term in the Pariah worlFull, non-spoiler review courtesy coming soon! at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
In Issue #1 we learned about Brent a Vitro (term in the Pariah world meaning people with high intelligence). This time around we see things from the perspective of Lila Ellerman a sixteen year-old girl who is actually involved in the explosion that is at the center of the trouble and persecution of other Vitros in Pariah Issue #1. She's on the run with her group of Vitros where the governmment is trying to round them up. Lila knows time is of the essence to discover who is framing the Vitros. She also knows because of the explosion caused in the lab she worked at all Vitros are now in danger. ...more
Lots of people no matter their background are in some way curious about aliens.Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
Lots of people no matter their background are in some way curious about aliens. Even, if it's in a tiny way they are for maybe just for amusement. Extraterrestrial Compendium is a perfect sort of encyclopedia with all kinds of descriptions that are detailed to rumors of all UFO sightings, types of available aliens, alien myths, and alien-related conspiracies. The information gathered was carefully gathered to ensure you get some background on things such as the origins as well. Quite a project for Patt Lee to embark on.
Inside its scifi-esque pictures which are entirely mesmerizing, there are alien life-forms never before seen. There is mention of Draconian reptilians who apparently detest all humans.
The chupucabra a creature of fear surprisingly feautures within the pages of Extraterrestrial Compendium. Who knew! That is only the tip of the iceberg. There's more to uncover throughout the compendium.
Most alluring of Extraterrestrial Compendium is how the photos of all matter of extraterrestrials is rendered. There is intense artwork at work. Wuite a few are so remarkable in their exotic looks while others quite honestly terrify. The artwork department is no problem at all.
Extraterrestrial Compendium is something overall entertaining for alien fans who want maybe to discover new facts on aliens or just have a book with information all gathered up at the ready. The compendium promises to gather everything for you. Overall: Amazing read! Encyclopedia, Compendium, Novel...more
Let's start off first with the cover artwork for Pariah. Its amazing! Into the rFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
Let's start off first with the cover artwork for Pariah. Its amazing! Into the reading, readers are introduced to the 'thick of things'. Brent is giving a highly intelligent speech to his fellow classmatess in school for them to be completely bored. Safe to say unimpressed. Asthe isssue moves into a more ominous tone there is the added information that in the world of Pariah there are certain people designated as Vitros. Vitros from what is gathered are highlt detested. Making things hugely interesting because our main character is a Vitro.
In terms of characters , Brent, was very relateable. He's a smart individual in a world that doesn't reallly understanfd him. During, the issue he's approached by Anna, a girl,. that seems to want to try to connect with him but can't because of their differing viewpoints of the world. It seems being Vitro makes for a personality difference with regular people. Found this concept very creative. For this reason Vitros are frowned upon when there is an attack against regular non-Vitro humans in some labs. Everyone swears its connected to Vitros for sure. Meaning serious danger to Brent now that he's labeled a threat to regular peple.
Pariah has a very good rhythm in this first comic issue concerning the pace of the story. The characters are most present in their speaking dialogue and actions. Brent as a main character is for all good intentions a sort of sarcastic even at times cynical character. Found it vastly endearing and relateable. There is this type of mind dialogue from Brent that he keeps to himself whenever he’s acting on actions or interacting with others that’s overall fascinating. Further cements the idea of Vitros as a whole new type of human being and how they are as people.
From the start, Pariah Issue #1 by Aron Warner and Philip Gelatt was one of the issues released by Sea Lion Books was most interesting by which wasn’t bad at all despite being honestly short. While simple in its concept in many ways it’s original. Haven’t seen so far before. The artwork is something very attractive. All the facial expressions are uniquely rendered on page movement. Conception of characters all made nicely with gray, watery almost block-style that is easy on the eyes. While the story was somewhat almost amazing. Almost. It was hard to tell yet where the series is going. Everything is still pretty vague. On another note, the artwork was lovely. If you are to get Pariah, your decision may well be led by at least the amazingly attractive artwork. For This Review: *Book Copy Provided by Publisher*
Overall: Touching read Genre: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Young Adult Recommend Ages: 15 and Up...more
A nice enough prequel short story exclusive that elaborates on the past of FinleFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
A nice enough prequel short story exclusive that elaborates on the past of Finley Jayne before arriving at Griffin King's home (The Duke of Greythorne) and later meeting the group of superhuman band of youths. Has a similar tone and feel to that of The Girl in the Steel Corset (See: Review of The Girl in the Steel Corset: The Steampunk Chronicles #1 by Kady Cross) but was a different adventure for Miss Jayne. One where Finley alone is aware of a dark secret this time. You do get a mention of Griffin but in passing. Enough to make you think how close Griffin and Finley came to meeting even before The Girl in the Steel Corset. The Strange Case of Finley Jayne is before Finley met Griffin King so lends a taste of mystery to see who the girl (Finley Jayne) really is. You'll get that in this exclusive e-book look. Concluding nicely and to lead into , The Girl in the Steel Corset , a full-length novel rather than a short story. Look forward to: How much trouble can Finley get into a lady's maid? Find out in The Girl in the Steel Corset the first story in Kady Cross's exciting new mini-series The STEAMPUNK CHRONICLES. Available wherever books are sold from Harlequin Teen. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Steampunk, Historical Fiction, Robots, Androids, Superhumans...more
Mira Chambers is classed as a blind and insane inmate at an asylum. She wrestlesFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
Mira Chambers is classed as a blind and insane inmate at an asylum. She wrestles against the asylum clinic's staff and wont allow anyone to get past her barriers to get to know her. Then, Ben a new staff helper sees in her something that can open up and be good. Mira Chambers can be more than that, but nobody besides Ben truly sees that she may just be different than the rest of us. In a way that lets her understand things like no other with her beautiful eyes. Diamond Eyes has a lot of great suspense during moments where we begin to see of Mira's unique condition. A new fascinating Science fiction concept I am now forever in love with....more