Book Review Tuesday (6/20/17)-The Vengekeep Prophecies

Hello, fellow bibliophiles, and happy Summer! I haven’t really celebrated the coming of Summer, per se, but I have been doing what I do best-lounge around the house and read.

And one of those books I read was this book. I thought it was a pretty decent read, and I hope you do too.

 

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The Vengekeep Prophecies

Every year in the province of Vengekeep, a set of mysterious twins weave a tapestry that predicts the future for the next year in advance. Whatever events the tapestry shows happen, and because of the tapestry, the citizens of Vengekeep are always prepared. But not this year. The notorious Grimjinxes, a family of thieves, have forged and swapped the tapestry, which now fortells everything from fire-men to flying skeleton creatures, and with the Grimjinxes as the saviors of Vengekeep. But little did the Grimjinxes know that the events they wove would actually come true. Now it is up to Jaxter Grimjinx, his friend Callie Strom, and a few other old allies to ward off the beasts that put the very existence of Vengekeep on the line.

 

For me, this book gets about a 6, but it was still pretty nice. I think what I liked most is the plot twists. There are LOTS of plot twists.

Plot twist!

PLOT TWIST!

 

PLOOOOOOOOOOOOT TWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIST

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They were really good plot twists.

Alright, enough with the plot twists, I’ll see you all next week for the last BRT of June 2017!

Book Review Tuesday (6/13/17)-Circa Now

Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a wonderful June and enjoying the summer…minus those times when it gets to be, like, 90 DEGREES OUTSIDE *vampire hissing* *plant withering noises* HISSSSSSSSSSS

Anyway, I just finished this book yesterday (after finishing the novelization of Rogue One, which, by the way, is wonderful), and I thought it was pretty cool. I hope you guys do too!

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Circa Now

Circa Monroe has looked up to her father her whole life. His job is to restore old pictures on Photoshop, and he has taught her many of his photo tricks. But after answering a mysterious phone call requesting for a delivery, he is killed in a car accident. Circa is devastated, but stranger things are to come. For instance, a boy shows up in the Monroe’s front yard with no memory of his past life. But what he does have may help Circa and her mother find out about her father’s tragedy…

 

I thought this was a pretty interesting book, great for anyone who wants a nice, quick summer read (or just a quick read, for that matter). Also, there are hilarious photoshopped pictures after some of the chapters, which are ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS! All in all, a nice book.

 

I hope you enjoyed my review, and have a bookish summer!

Book Review Tuesday (6/6/17)-Friends With Boys

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve had a good June so far! I know I have. I’ve basically spent the entire summer just reading…and maybe going out to the pool or the movies or running an errand or two…but mostly just reading. Anyway, the graphic novel I’m reviewing today was one of six I picked up at the library at the beginning of the summer, and I loved it! I read it twice! So, without further ado…book review!

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Friends With Boys

For her entire education, Maggie McKay has been homeschooled. But now, she has been thrust into the dark world of public education for the first time-otherwise known as high school. So far, all is relatively well. Maggie’s made a few friends (Alistair and Lucy), and her three brothers are always there for her, but then…

…the ghost comes.

This ghost has been following Maggie in secret her whole life, and has decided to show her face once again. But why? And does she have anything to do with the strange artifacts at the museum?

 

I absolutely loved this graphic novel! The art was so cute, and the story was very intriguing and funny, and it was all just a super fun experience. I’d say this isn’t exactly a summer read, but maybe more of a beginning-of-school-or-whatever read? I don’t know. What with Maggie starting high school and stuff and…okay just ignore me.

I hope you have a great rest of your week! Thank you for reading!

Also, before you go, you guys should all see Wonder Woman. I may or may not do a post about it, but IT WAS SO FLIPPIN GOOOOOOOD

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*AGGRESSIVELY HUMS WONDER WOMAN THEME*

Book Review Tuesday (5/16/17)-A Monster Calls

Hellooooooo again, fellow bibliophiles! As promised, I have delivered the book review that I was originally going to do last week 🤦‍♀️

Here you go-but keep in mind that if you are interested in reading this book, PREPARE TO CRY. I cried. Twice. The feels are real.

 

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A Monster Calls

Conor, thirteen, has had a troubled life, lately. His mother has breast cancer, and he has been plagued with nightmares, of monsters, falling, screaming…

But when a real monster* shows up at his window, just a few minutes after midnight, it isn’t the one from his dreams. He has no intentions of harming him-he just wants something from him-the truth. But can Conor grapple the monster (and his strange stories) while dealing with his mother’s illness?

 

I.

ABSOLUTELY.

LOVED.

THIS.

BOOK.

OH.

MY.

#&%$ING.

GOOOOOOOOOOD.

IT WAS JUST SO BEAUTIFUL AND WONDERFUL AND SO HEARTWRENCHING AND HORRIBLE AT THE SAME TIME OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

Ignore me over here, I’m just fangirling a bit

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SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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Okay, sorry.

BUT STILL

READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!

BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

 

 

 

 

*Essentially Groot but larger and capable of speech (other than “I am Groot”). I love him 💚

Did I really just…*loud face palm*

DID I REALLY FORGET TO DO BRT YESTERDAY? *loud groaning noises*

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AND I WAS GOING TO DO A SUPER GOOD BOOK…

(…that made my cry twice and have an emotional breakdown, but anyway…)

I am so sorry, guys.

But, Happy belated May the 4th Be With You, Revenge of the 5th, and if you’re really that devoted (like me…maybe), Revenge of the 6th (part 2)!

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I promise I’ll get to my BRT next week! See you next time!

Book Review Tuesday (5/2/17)-Nimona

Hey everyone, and welcome to the first book review of May 2017! SUMMER IS COMING! WHOOOOOOOOOO

To kick off my May reviews, here is a truly fabulous and hilarious graphic novel that I think you guys will LOVE. LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE.

Here you go!

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Nimona

Ballister Blackheart, resident villain and overall evildoer, never thought that he was in need of an assistant. Never, that is, until Nimona showed up at his doorstep looking for a job. Nimona is a witty, scrappy, shapeshifting teen who wants the same thing as Blackheart does-to expose the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics (and Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin, champion of the kingdom) for what they really are. And they happen to be planning something horrible. When Ballister and Nimona uncover top secret ILEH (I guess that’s the acronym for it…) plans involving a poisonous, banned plant, they must get the secret out…before it’s too late.

 

I absolutely LOVED THIS BOOK! It’s easily the best graphic novel I’ve read in 2017!!! Wonderful combination of magic, science, and…SHARKS

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heheheheheheeeeee

Well anyway, have a great Tuesday, guys! 😉

Book Review Tuesday (4/25/17)-Gossamer

Hey everyone! I hope you guys have had an AWESOME April! I have-I mean COME ON. THE LAST JEDI TRAILER CAME OUT!!!!! *happy squealing* I got Rogue One for Easter too, and I just re-watched it on Sunday!!! *more happy squealing, followed by loud sobbing* Anyway, here is your last book of April 2017!

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Gossamer

Where do dreams and nightmares come from, and how? 

Littlest One is a tiny creature, the apprentice of Thin Elderly. Their job is to touch objects, gather memories from them, and transfer them into the waiting minds of humans in the form of dreams. Nightmares, on the other hand, are produced by Sinisteeds, dark, horse-like creatures who twist good dreams into bad.  Littlest One already shows promise-her touch is featherlight-gossamer, as Thin Elderly puts it. The humans they are assigned to are an old woman and her surrogate son, who is staying with her over the summer so he can be healed of his anger and damaged past. But little do they know, someone is watching over them, intertwining their lives in ways they could not fathom…

 

Though it was pretty short (144 pages), I loved this book! It was so sweet, imaginative, and heartwarming. There’s also a play based on it, apparently, and from the pictures I’ve seen, it looks pretty cool.

Also, on the subject of the Sinisteeds, when Lowry described them, I immdiately thought of…

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HECK YEAAAAAAAH

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS

Hehe, wonder if Pitch is behind those Sinisteeds…😈

 

Anyway, I hope you have a great rest of your day! Also, happy belated World Book Day!