Marvel Monday (#2)

I’m on a roll, this is like my 4th post written this week.

This week, I’m going to talk about one of my favs, who I’m thinking of cosplaying for NYCC.

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  • Codename: Hawkeye (the other one)

Kate bishop is fucking awesome. She is one of the very few unpowered heroes in Marvel, yet she is still so fucking awesome. She is bffs with the original, and slightly less cool Hawkeye, Clint Barton. Clint is awesome too, but this is all about Kate. IDK much about her tbh, now that I think about it, but she is still super fucking badass. She is a teenager and part of the Young Avengers, which I still need to read, but still. So, in summary, Kate Bishop is fucking badass and you need to start reading the Hawkeye comics.

Marvel Monday (Intro + #1)

So, I’m starting a thing here where I talk/rant about a Marvel related thing every (I’m going to actually try) Monday. You can comment or tweet me suggestions or things you want talked about.

Apparently the next Monday that I have open is July 4th, so I’ll talk about Steve I guess.

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STEVEN GRANT ROGERS 

  • Born: July 4th, 1920
  • Codename: Captain America

 

I’m still fucking upset that they made him a fucking nazi. I didn’t like him when I first started watching the movies, but after The Avengers, I loved him. He was one of my first children, even though he’s ruined. I never read his comics, and now I never will, but seriously, a fucking nazi. It’s so fucking disrespectful to both jewish fans and the creators who were jewish too. He was literally created to be anti-Hitler, and now he fucking supports him. No. I realize that he doesn’t exist, but he was one of my favorite heroes. Marvel, please just stop.

Also, pre-serum Steve was so pure an smol and deserves all love.

Guest Post// YA Reads

This is the first guest poster that I am hosting and it took a while to actually get the energy to post this, but sill, it happened. Thanks for writing this and sorry it took so long.

Here is the guest post by YA Reads:

 

Let me tell you about my favorite series of all time.

 

You’re probably thinking that I’m going to shout out Harry Potter or the Mortal Instruments series. Possibly even Twilight. Don’t be fooled, I love all of those book. I’ve reread both TMI and Twilight, although, I’m a bit too emotionally traumatised to reread Harry Potter. But, nope, none of those are my favorite series of all time. In fact, my favorite series of all time isn’t even a YA book, it’s an adult paranormal.

 

Meet my favorite series of all time: The Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. If you follow me over at YaReads, you’ve seen me go on and on about this series to no end. There’s a reason to that. It’s the best. Plain and simple.

 

Okay, Okay, the first book starts out a liiiiiiiiiiittle slowly. The first 100 pages or so are a bit of a dud. After that, though? HOLY SMOKES. SO. GOOD. And there’s 13 books! Yes, you heard me correctly. 13!!!! They just keep getting better and better, too.

 

What I love about the Women of the Otherworld series it the mix of characters. You’re not always reading about Elena and Clay. Sometimes, they’re about Paige and Lucas. Other times, Savannah/Adam or Hope/Karl. There’s a whole bunch of characters to read about! By far, my favorite couple is Hope and Karl. SWOOOOOON. It annoys me to no end that Hope and Karl aren’t even a thing in the TV show. I mean, they INCLUDED Karl, but should I really care? He was around for like one episode…

 

Speaking of the TV show, pleeeeeeeeeeease don’t base your opinion of this series on that travesty. The first and the third season SUCK. The second season was pretty good, but it changed a whole bunch of stuff. And the third season has a whole storyline that never even existed in the book. The acting is sub par at best. I mean, it’s super exciting that I had the opportunity for my favorite series to be turned into a TV show, but it’s just not that good………

 

Another thing that I love about the Women of the Otherworld series is ALL OF THE MAGIC AND MYSTERY! So much happens throughout this whole series. There are loads of supernatural creatures and magical goodness all throughout the series. SO WORTH IT!

 

I hope that I’ve persuaded you to read the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong! When you’re done, you can check out her YA series, The Darkest Powers series. Mostly everything this lady writes is excellence!

 

Review: This Song Is (Not) For You

Information:

  • This Song Is (Not) For You by Laura Nowlin
  • Format: paperback
  • Source: Barnes & Noble
  • Pages: 22418626414
  • Genre: contemporary
  • Amazon
  • Goodreads
  • Rating: 5/5

GoodReads Summary:

Bandmate, best friend or boyfriend? For Ramona, one choice could mean losing them all.

Ramona and Sam are best friends. She fell for him the moment they met, but their friendship is just too important for her to mess up. Sam loves April, but he would never expect her to feel the same way–she’s too quirky and cool for someone like him. Together, they have a band, and put all of their feelings for each other into music.

Then Ramona and Sam meet Tom. He’s their band’s missing piece, and before Ramona knows it, she’s falling for him. But she hasn’t fallen out of love with Sam either.

How can she be true to her feelings without breaking up the band?

My Thoughts:

Amazing 

Pros:

  • So cute 
  • Asexual mc
  • So much emotion 
  • OMG

Cons:

  • Never used the word “asexual”
  • slow plot
  • hard to get into at first
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A Farewell to the Selection Series

Thank you for The Selection series. It has seriously helped me through so much and has changed my life. America means so much to me. Thank you.

My life has changed so much because of these books and I’m starting to cry for the 3rd time because I will never see America again after The Crown. Okay, but seriously I can feel the tears.

Some characters I obviously liked more than others and there are some that i really just don’t like (*cough* Aspen *cough*), but both Maxon and America have been there for me forever.

I probably sound crazy, but has that thing ever happened to you where you become the main character of a book? Probably not, but still, it’s VERY rare that this happens to me, but, the first time it ever did was with these books.

Sorry for the interruption that you wouldn’t notice because this is online, but the words stopped flowing because of all of the pure feels I have right now. And the tears are back.

This series truly means so much to me and I’m so sad to have to say goodbye. I will miss you.

ARC Review// The Star Touched Queen

Information:

  • The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
  • Format: print ARC
  • Source: traded with Molly
  • Pages:  352
  • Genre: mythology/romance/fantasy
  • Amazon
  • Goodreads
  • Rating: 500/5 stars

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GoodReads Summary:

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself.

My Thoughts:

AMAZING

Pros:

  • Amazing 
  • Cute romance
  • Easy to become Maya
  • Hades and Persephone 
  • Cultural info easy to understand
  • Amazing voice 

Cons:

  • ended
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Cover Reveal// The Head of Medusa

Elementals: The Head of Medusa Cover & Blurb Reveal Kit

 

Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals 3: The Head of Medusa is the latest installment in Michelle Madow’s exciting Elementals series. Follow Nicole and her fellow Elementals as they journey to the end of the world, unsure of who to trust, and facing choices that will put their lives and the entire world at risk. Will they all survive the mission? And if they don’t, will the ones who do be able to find the strength to continue?

 

Title: Elementals 3: The Head of Medusa

Author: Michelle Madow

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Release Date: June 29, 2016

Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing

Series: Elementals #3

Format: eBook and paperback

 

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Synopsis:

 

THE EPIC JOURNEY CONTINUES IN THE THIRD BOOK OF THE ELEMENTALS SERIES.

 

Moving to a new town wasn’t supposed to be easy. But for Nicole Cassidy, it meant discovering she was a witch with never before seen elemental powers. Mysteriously given a mission that could help save the world, Nicole and four other gifted classmates journeyed to Greece, where they battled ancient monsters and barely escaped with their lives.

 

Now Nicole and the Elementals have returned home, and while her relationship with Blake—the fire Elemental—is finally heating up, she can’t rid herself of the guilt that she’s responsible for the death of one of their own in Greece. But she must remain focused, because the portal to the prison world of Kerberos is weakening, and Typhon, one of Earth’s deadliest creatures, has escaped. Now the Elementals must retrieve the only object in the world that can destroy this dangerous monster—the head of Medusa herself.

 

Follow the Elementals as they journey to the end of the world, unsure of who to trust, and facing choices that will put their lives and the entire world at risk. Will they all survive the mission? And if they don’t, will the ones who do be able to find the strength to continue?

 

Find out in the riveting third book in the Elementals series, The Head of Medusa.

 

Pre-order: Amazon

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The adventure began in the first book in the series, Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows! To learn more about the first book, and to read the first four chapters for free, click here!

 

The Elementals series is available on Kindle Unlimited, so subscribers can read it for free!

 

 

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About the Author:

 

Michelle Madow writes fast-paced YA (young adult) fiction that will leave you turning the pages wanting more!

 

She grew up in Baltimore, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she writes books for young adults. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle went on a cross-country road trip from Florida to California and back to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.

 

Want all three parts of the Transcend Time Saga—Michelle’s first YA romance series—for FREE? Click here to learn about the series and claim your books J

 

To get instant updates about Michelle’s new books, follow her on Amazon!

 

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ARC Review// Unicorn Tracks

I’m posting this today in honor of National Unicorn Day!

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Information:

Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember

Format: eARC

Source: author

Pages:180

Genre: rural fantasy

Amazon

Goodreads

Rating: 4/5 

Goodreads Summary:

After a savage attack drives her from her home, sixteen-year-old Mnemba finds a place in her cousin Tumelo’s successful safari business, where she quickly excels as a guide. Surrounding herself with nature and the mystical animals inhabiting the savannah not only allows Mnemba’s tracking skills to shine, it helps her to hide from the terrible memories that haunt her.

Mnemba is employed to guide Mr. Harving and his daughter, Kara, through the wilderness as they study unicorns. The young women are drawn to each other, despite that fact that Kara is betrothed. During their research, they discover a conspiracy by a group of poachers to capture the Unicorns and exploit their supernatural strength to build a railway. Together, they must find a way to protect the creatures Kara adores while resisting the love they know they can never indulge.

My Thoughts:

really good

Pros:

  • Good writing

  • Interesting characters and concept

  • Cute romance

  • Deals with rape and new cultures

  • Interracial relationship

Cons:

  • Probably not memorable