Aug 17 2015

(Manga Mondays #23) Pokemon Adventures Vol. 8 by Hidenori Kusaka and Mato

Pokemon Adventures Volume 8

Release date: August 3, 2010
Publisher: Viz Media
Format: Print (Purchased from Bookstore)
Type: Manga (in most cases these are read from right-to-left)
Age Group: All ages, although there are some dark stuff in here that isn’t in the anime.
Pages: 218
Challenge: (personal) 2015 Reading Challenge
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All your favorite Pokemon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga!R to L (Japanese Style)

More exciting Pokemon Adventures starring Gold and his rival Silver! First someone steals Gold’s backpack full of Poke Balls (and Pokemon!). Then someone steals Prof. Elm’s Totodile. Can Gold catch the-thief or thieves?!

Keep an eye on Team Rocket, Gold… Could they be behind this crime wave?

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This is another one of those books that was apart of my review pile, I’m slowly shrinking it. I just finished reading this book last month.

Gore: Kind of
Magic: Not sure if the Pokemon powers count as magic or not.
Romance: No

Action: Yes
Pacing: 4 stars
Plot: 4 stars
Drawings/Art: 4 stars
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Jul 11 2015

Unearthly: Book 1 by Cynthia Hand

Hey everybody! I am so sorry for being inactive and the site being temporarily offline, but now I’m finally back and the blog is working again, yay!

I finished reading this book a few months ago, but I couldn’t post a review on it because I had problems with the site, but it’s all fixed now and I have a lot of reviews to catch up on. I don’t feel like reviewing them in the order I read them, so I’ll just post whichever one I feel at whatever time. I also started reading Clockwork Angel and I’m enjoying it so far.

Release date: January 4, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Format: Print (My own)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 435
Source for Synopsis: Goodreads
Challenge: (personal) 2014 Reading Challenge
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In the beginning, there’s a boy standing in the trees…
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place and out of place at the same time. Because there’s another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara’s less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she’d have to make between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.

Gore: No
Magic: Yes
Romance: Yes

Pacing: 3.5 stars
Plot: 4 stars
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Mar 01 2015

Anime Review: Assassination Classroom Episode 1 English Dub

I usually don’t post on Sundays, but I decided to just post this after writing it instead of scheduling it for tomorrow.

Assassination Classroom Class 3-E

Release date: November 25, 1992
Company Licensed: Funimation
Japanese Title: Ansatsu Kyoshitsu
Genre: Action, Comedy, Slice of life
Source for Synopsis: Anime News Network

Kunugigaoka Middle School have a special class 3-E. Their sensei is a weird combination of ALIEN and octopus that moves at speed of Mach-20 and the one who is responsible for destroying the half of the moon which now forever stays at crescent shape. The creature will teach the class 3-E how to assassinate him before the end of the year when he will destroy the Earth.

I got this idea after watching Assassination Classroom episode 1 dubbed on Friday. To be honest, I don’t even remember exactly how the idea came to me, it just happened. I’m thinking of reviewing every episode separately. I probably won’t be reviewing animes where I’m on for ex: episode 115, but I will be reviewing animes that I just started watching, whether they’re dubbed or subbed, it doesn’t matter, although they will mostly be dubbed because those are what I prefer. No matter how could the anime is, it’s hard to fully enjoy it when I can’t understand most of the words and reading every line while trying to watch the characters isn’t as fun either.
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Feb 04 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (92): Shadow Study

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by: Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Soulfinder; Book 1 Shadow Study 3D Hardcover


By Maria V. Snyder
Series: Soulfinders (Book 1)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Mira (Harlequin)
Publication Date: February 24, 2015
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Blurb/synopsis from Goodreads

New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder wowed readers with Poison Study, the unforgettable story of poison taster Yelena. Now she’s back with a new tale of intrigue.

Once, only her own life hung in the balance.

Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she’d survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands and protect her relationship with Valek.

Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek’s job – and his life – are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret – or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is – while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers.

Yes, the days of tasting poisons were much simpler. And certainly not as dangerous,

So far I’ve only read A Touch of Power by Maria, but I enjoyed it so much that I can’t wait to read more books from her.


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Jan 26 2015

Book Blitz: Isla’s Oath by Cassandra Page (+ Giveaway)

Isla's Oath 3D

By Cassandra Page
Series: Isla’s Inheritance (Book 2)
Release date: January 20, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Australia is a long way from the Old World and its fae denizens … but not far enough.

Isla is determined to understand her heritage and control her new abilities, but concealing them from those close to her proves difficult. Convincing the local fae she isn’t a threat despite her mixed blood is harder still. When the dazzling Everest arrives with a retinue of servants, Isla gets her first glimpse of why her mother’s people are hated … and feared.

But Isla isn’t the only one with something to hide. Someone she trusts is concealing a dangerous secret. She must seek the truth and stop Everest from killing to get what he wants: Isla’s oath.

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Jan 21 2015

Blog Tour: Where Dead Bodies Lie by Kat Cazanav – Excerpt and Giveaway

Where Dead Bodies Lie 3D Hardcover

Series: The Body Dowser Series (Book 1)
Release date: December 16, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal

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For as long as I can remember, I have been told to follow three important rules;
Always guard my ability
Never share my secret
And pretend to be normal.

However, those three little rules don’t make my life easier. I still find dead people and deal with strange visions. Not to mention, an attraction to a boy who doesn’t exist. Whenever we cross path’s he mists away like smoke on a mirror. He drives me crazy, that Kaff Cooper.

As a flock of dead crows fall from the blackened sky, Kaff becomes the only one who can see the truth straight to the dark underbelly of who I actually am.

My hands feel the pull to extract the forsaken, the lost, the forgotten. It comes as naturally as breathing and there is no stopping it.

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Jan 16 2015

Cover Reveal: Everlost by Candace Knoebel

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Everlost

Series: Night Watchmen (Book 1)
By Candace Knoebel
Release Date: Summer 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Parnormal Romance

One truth will unravel them all.

Faye Middleton thought the worst had come to pass the night she and her friends barely escaped from Ethryeal City and the clutches of the evil Priestess Clara. Officially shunned from the Coven, Faye is forced to lay low in order to come up with a plan to bring Clara down.

At Jaxen’s childhood manor, they were supposed to be safe from any outside issues, and they were… until his long-lost mother shows up. Determined to win back what she lost so long ago, Evangeline reveals a secret that could shatter their beliefs, or be their saving grace.

Now, with two Covens searching for Faye, they must find a way to start over. With the help of the Rebellion, they begin the arduous task of forming their own army. However, the choices they are faced with leave them questioning everything they’ve ever known.


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Candace Knoebel

Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-book one in a young adult fantasy trilogy. She discovered in 2009 through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. And an outlet for all the voices residing in her head.

Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013. In January of 2014, the last book in the trilogy, From the Embers, was released, thusly completing the trilogy. She now works on the Night Watchmen Series, while guzzling Red Bulls and pretending to be a ninja on Heelys.

Author’s Website | Author’s Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


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Dec 20 2014

Saturday on the Shelves (94): I’m Back

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About why I started a new book haul meme explained on the first post for this here


Sorry about not posting much these past few weeks, I was so busy, then I was in a slump and didn’t feel like reading or blogging. But now I’m back. I already posted a review on Thursday.

For a week in October, we went to Pakistan and I got married (bet you didn’t see that one coming, unless you are my friend on facebook and or following me on instagram, then you already know), which I’ll post about some other time. Then after that, when I got home, I was very sick, all I did was cough and sleep. Then I had so many assignments to do, tests, and last week I had finals (which ended on December 12), after that I needed a break from reading and writing, so I basically didn’t do much except sleep in and watch anime. On Wednesday I decided to finally get back to blogging for real, instead of just blog tour posts, so I wrote a few reviews and other posts which will be posted next week.


Giveaways on the Blog

None this week


Reviews on the Blog

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – 5 stars


Instagram

I decided to post every week on here, the photos I’ve uploaded to instagram. This week I uploaded so many, that I’m not going to post them on here this week. So I’m just going to leave the link here, if you want to see them. Also, you can view the six most recent photos that I’ve uploaded, on my sidebar.

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Books I Received for Review

SotS94 The Reluctant Psychic

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-(ARC) The Reluctant Psychic by Suzan Saxman with Perdita Finn Goodreads (Synopsis, etc)

I usually don’t read biographies and autobiographies, but I decided to give this one a try, it seems interesting.


Blog Recap for This Week

Memes

-None this week

Blog Tours

-None this week

Book Blitz and Blasts

-None this week

Trailer Reveal and Cover Reveals

-None this week

Books I Finished Reading

-None this week


On the Blog Next Week

Monday

-Review: The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges

Tuesday

-Teaser Tuesdays (49)

Wednesday

-WOW (92): Fairest

Thursday

-No post

Friday

-No post


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