Book Review Tuesday (2/21/17)-Furthermore

Hello, everyone!!! I hope you’re having a wonderful February, as well as not eating TOO too much candy and avoiding getting some form of obesity or diabetes because of V-Day candy. 😉

I bought this particular book last Saturday at my local bookstore, and I enjoyed it a lot! Very whimsical and fun. Here’s the review!

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Furthermore

Alice Alexis Queensmeadow (and her life) is anything but normal. She was born completely devoid of pigment, except for her brown eyes, in a town bursting with color. Her father left Alice and her mother when she was nine, taking only a wooden ruler along with him. And, she seems to have no magical powers, either. But she does have one thing-determination. Determination, that is, to bring her father home. To find him, she must travel to the land of Furthermore, a world full of twists, turns, and nothing predictable. Can she, along with her guide Oliver, retrieve Father and come back alive?

 

This book was reminiscient of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (hey-the main characters are both named Alice…Coincidence? I think not…JUST KIDDING! HAH!), and it was full of lively, unexpected twists and just overall fun. A super entertaining read!

As I promised, I’ll review the second Randoms book in the weeks to come (which, by the way, was AWESOME), as well as anything else I feel is worthy of my blog! Until next time, my peeps!

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Book Review Tuesday (2/14/17)- Randoms

Hey everyone! Happy Valentine’s Day! I love you all!!! *doles out hypothetical chocolates*

I promise you, this book has literally nothing to do with Valentine’s Day or chocolates or anything. BUT…It just so happens to be the best book I’ve read this year! No joke. It’s also easily THE GEEKIEST BOOK I’VE EVER READ. And I assure you, that is never, ever, a bad thing. Hope you enjoy!

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(SIDENOTE: Do not underestimate the cover. It may be slightly corny, but the book is infinitely better.)

Randoms

Out in the (semi) far reaches of space, there exists the Confederation of United Planets, an organization of many alien races that joined together to fight back an impending evil. And now, they seek to see if Earth is a valuable candidate to join the Confederation. So, they picked four kids from around the world to stay at their station for one year. Charles excels at math and science. Mi Sun is a master of martial arts. Nayana is exceptionally good at chess. And then there’s Zeke. He’s the random. (But hey-he’s a total sci-fi geek. Where’s the harm in that?) The concept of going to space seems very exciting. And it is-until Zeke accidentally causes an enemy ship to explode. Now, rejected by his own species and a war criminal, he joins forces with the other Randoms-outcasts of their own species and only sticking to one another. But they soon find out that they might not be so “random” after all…

 

Calling all sci-fi nerds, geeks, fanboys and fangirls! This book is THE BOOK FOR YOU! I absolutely LOVED IT, and I’m about to read the sequel, Rebels, so I might review that next week or in the weeks to come.

Now, to end this sci-fi Valentine’s Day, here are some…you guessed it…GIFS!!!

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Book Review Tuesday (2/7/17)- The Question of Miracles

Hello and welcome to the first BRT of February 2017!

So many books to review, so little time! Along with the book I’m reviewing, I just finished the second book of the Expeditioners series (see previous post), and I’ve got lots more great reads that I’d LOVE to share here, but I just don’t have the time…*sighs longingly* First world problems. 😛

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The Question of Miracles

Iris Abernathy never wanted to make the move with her family from Seal Beach, California  to Cornvallis, Oregon. Not only is it wet and rainy pretty much 24/7, her best friend Sarah recently passed away.Iris can’t shake the memory of her friend, and often hears her voice (her ghost?) around the house.  But things begin to look up when she meets Boris. On the outside, he’s awkward and nerdy. But he holds a deep secret-he’s a miracle. He was supposed to be born dead, but miraculously survived. After hearing this, Iris begins to wonder-why do some get miracles and others never do? And can she egt one and talk to Sarah again?

 

I liked this book a lot! It reminded me a lot of The Thing about Jellyfish (see 12/6/16). I even posted this on Instagram upon starting it:

 

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Have a happy February, stay warm, and keep on being a bookworm!

 

Book Review Tuesday (1/31/17)-The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man’s Canyon

Hey everyone! Congratulations for surviving the first month of 2017! I checked this out at the library about a week ago (along with Murder is Bad Manners, which I mentioned in my last post. It was good-I may or may not review it), and enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to! I hope you enjoy it too-if you read it, that is. Here’s my review!

 

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The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man’s Canyon

In a world where all electricity has gone out for good, new territories are being found all over the world, and the business of exploring is booming. One of these explorers is Alexander West, who has recently died, and nobody knows why or how. But, he has left half of a map of an unknown territory supposedly leading to treasure to his three children-Kit, Zander, and M.K. This map, as it turns out, is trying to be found and confiscated by the government. But why? And where does the map lead?

I’d recommend this book to fans of The Fog Diver series (see Book Review Tuesday {10/4/16}), and for anyone who loves a good adventure, witty characters, and parrots. Yes, parrots. (See the little guy on Zander’s shoulder? That’s the parrot. His name is Pucci).

Have a happy rest of your January, everyone!