Oct 28, 2016

Recent Reads: Monstress #5 by Marjorie Liu

Monstress #5Monstress #5 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Series: Monstress #5
Publisher:  Image Comics
Publication Date:  

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

Format: Paperback
Source: Bought



Goodreads Synopsis: 
Maika struggles with the monster inside.
Catch up on the previous reviews for this series:

Mini Review: 
OOOOH another cliff-hanger ending... it kills me, cannot wait to keep reading. Maika and her companions are joined and much of this installment is about their short travel and the conversation that they have regarding the hierarchy of the class system and races in this world. Maika is still dealing with the monster but not really in this issue too much - so while the Goodreads synopsis is right for the overall theme it really doesn't do this issue justice.

Again more amazing art in this issue. LOVING IT! 

Oct 27, 2016

Recent Reads: Monstress #4 by Marjorie Liu

This book is for Mature Audiences only. 

Monstress #4Monstress #4 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Series: Monstress #4
Publisher:  Image Comics
Publication Date:  March 16, 2016

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

Format:  Paperback
Source: Bought



Goodreads Synopsis: 
Maika's world becomes even more dangerous.

Catch up on the previous reviews for this series:

I love the 1 line synopsis from Goodreads, but it pretty much sums it all up. Maika is learning more and more about the monster inside of her and the people looking for answers to the devastation are getting closer and closer to finding out what happened. 

Maika and her travel companions are still on the move after an encounter with a search party. This issue is terrifying yet beautiful as the others have been and I am growing to enjoy the series more as personalities are starting to shape more. 

This particular issues cliff-hanger ending made me so happy that I have the next installments already. It was a gorgeous issue with a story line that really gets your heart going.

Very much enjoying these comics and this series.  


Oct 26, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys

Dead Girls Society
Dead Girl Society by Michelle Krys
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date:  November 8, 2016


Goodreads Synopsis:  
You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one, and come alone. If you dare.

Hope is sick of everyone treating her like she’s breakable. Sure, she has cystic fibrosis (basically really bad lungs), but she’s tired of being babied by her mom and her overprotective best friend, Ethan, not to mention worrying about paying for her expensive medication and how she’s going to afford college. And she’s bored with life in her run-down New Orleans suburb.

When an invitation arrives from a mysterious group that calls itself the Society, Hope jumps at the chance for some excitement. This could be her ticket out. All she has to do is complete a few dares and she might win some real money.

But the Society isn’t all it seems . . . and soon Hope finds that playing the game isn’t a choice—it’s a requirement.

Why I Am Waiting:
This synopsis is so wonderful..and I say that I am waiting but I did get this book from Netgalley. I wanted to share it anyway! :)

Oct 23, 2016

Building the Book Pile #208

Welcome to Building the Book Pile!  A Weekly meme inspired by Stacking the Shelves

Hello Readers, Bloggers, and Awesome people! 

Ah... almost the end of October :/
My momma was here visiting and we has a blast running around all weekend, so I am a bit late on this weeks post... but there isn't much going on here either though :/

Last week I read a few comics and graphic novels and reviewed them, that felt good. I also finished making a knit hat :) I am going to add them to the ETSY store soon - if you need the link again here, just click the picture-

  Giveaways  on Cover2CoverBlog!

OMG... I did it again  http://cover2coverblog.blogspot.com/2016/10/blog-tour-review-giveaway-curse-of.html   http://cover2coverblog.blogspot.com/2016/10/giveaway-spooktacular-giveaway-hop.html

Coming up on the Blog...

Waiting on Wednesday
 Recent Reads: Monstress #4 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Comic)
Recent Reads: Monstress #5 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Comic)

Books Received this Week  

    Esper Files  Another Me

Esper Files by Egan Brass from Inkitt Book Marketing for review
Another Me by Eva Wiseman from Librarything Early Reviewers and Tundra Books
Have you missed anything lately?

Week of October 16 - October 21

Comment and leave me a link to your Round-up/ STS/ Weekly...anything, post and I will happily stop by and say hello!
Happy Reading!

Oct 22, 2016

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway! - The Curse of the Boggin by D.J. MacHale

About the Book

Enter the Library, where no one knows how the stories end . . . and finding out will be terrifying.

There’s a place beyond this world, beyond the land of the living, where ghosts go to write their unfinished stories—stories that ended too soon. It’s a place for unexplained phenomena: mysteries that have never been solved, spirits that have never been laid to rest. And there’s only one way in or out.

It’s called the Library, and you can get there with a special key. But beware! Don’t start a story you can’t finish. Because in thislibrary, the stories you can’t finish just might finish you.

Marcus O’Mara is a 13 year old guy at a crossroads. He constantly finds himself in trouble at school, with his friends, and with his adoptive parents. Marcus doesn’t believe things can get any worse for him…until they get worse.

Much worse.

He begins seeing strange and impossible visions; gets thrown into paranormal danger and is haunted by a mysterious ghost with a singular goal: to give him a key.

It’s a key that opens the door to a mysterious library. When that door opens, the incredible adventure for Marcus and his friends begins as they learn the truth about Marcus’ past and uncover the strange world of unfinished stories that are found on the shelves of the Library.

The Curse of the Boggin is the first book in The Library series, however after you read this book you can read any or the stories in any order! Right from the beginning I think that this is a wonderful idea, young readers can pick up a book when they find it and get going, I love that flexibility. 

The book was a lot of fun too. The characters are a group of kids trying to fight off the supernatural with the help of a key and a magical library. I enjoyed the supernatural elements, some even gave me the creeps - always nice for a book that is supposed to to that. The plot moved along well, it was not too fast or too slow and the action was scattered throughout to keep my attention. 

At first I wasn't really a big fan of the main character, Marcus, he was a bit of a pain and has some trouble with authority but eventually I came to enjoy his company. I really liked his diverse friends and I am very inerested in how they will have bigger roles in later books. 

I really enjoyed this Middle Grade book and recommnend it for all MG readers (and even their parents). 

Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

- 10-15 Minutes Skype Session (personal or school class). 
- Two Signed Copies of The Library Book 1: Curse of the Boggin + Signed Bookmarks by D.J. MacHale
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About the Author

D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several
popular television series and movies. As an author, his ten-volume book series: Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure Through Time and Space became a New York Times #1 bestseller.

He was raised in Greenwich, CT where he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm; engraving trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse…in between playing football and running track. D.J. graduated from New York University where he received a BFA in film production.

His film-making career began in New York where he worked as a freelance writer/director making corporate videos and television commercials.

D.J. broke into the entertainment business by writing several ABC Afterschool Specials. As co-creator of the popular Nickelodeon series: Are You Afraid of the Dark?, he produced all 91 episodes. D.J. also wrote and directed the movie Tower of Terror for ABC’s Wonderful World of Disney. The Showtime series Chris Cross was co-created, written and produced by D.J. It received the CableAce award for Best Youth Series.

D.J. created and produced the Discovery Kids/NBC television series Flight 29 Down. He wrote every episode and directed several. His work on Flight 29 Down earned him the Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Children’s Script and a Directors Guild of America award nomination.

Other notable television writing credits include the ABC Afterschool Special titled Seasonal Differences; the pilot for the long-running PBS/CBS series Ghostwriter; and the HBO series Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective for which he received a CableAce nomination for writing.

In print, D.J. also authored the supernatural Morpheus Road trilogy; a whimsical picture book The Monster Princess; and The SYLO Chronicles, a thrilling sci-fi trilogy. He also wrote Voyagers: Project Alpha, the first of a six book science fiction adventure.

D.J.’s newest book series is The Library, a spooky middle-grade anthology about a mysterious library filled with unfinished supernatural tales, and the daring young people who must complete them.

D.J. lives in Southern California with his wife Evangeline and daughter Keaton. They are avid backpackers, scuba divers and skiers. Rounding out the household is a spoiled golden retriever named Casey and an equally spoiled tuxedo cat named Jinx.

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Oct 19, 2016

Recent Reads: Rebirth Harley Quinn #5 by Amanda Conner

Harley Quinn (2016-) #5
Undercover Punker Part 1: Eat to this Beat! by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Series: DC Universe Rebirth, Harley Quinn #5
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication Date:  Dec.  2016

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

Format:  Comic
Source: Bought/ Own



Goodreads Synopsis: 
“EAT TO THIS BEAT” part one! There’s been a string of brutal robberies and slayings up and down the East Coast, and the assailants are…knights on horseback?! Harley’s got a lead on the men behind the iron masks, but to find them she’s going to have to go undercover in the strangest place of all…New York’s punk scene!
What a strange transition...last issue Harley is peeved about the people ripping off the elderly people and takes a trip to put an end to one of the many call centers that is helping the program...in this issue we have Harley taking on a new issue - knights on horseback robbing banks and mail trucks. 

While I enjoyed this issue, it was a very weird way to move from that story into this one. I guess that they may collide at some point. 

Harley is her normal outrages self when these baddies take over her mail truck and harm her 'favorite' mailman - she is out for revenge but has to get close so her solution - put together a punk band. It is very Harley all over, outragous and ridiculous/ over the top. I enjoyed this as part 1 and will obviously keep reading...