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Review: Stranger Things Season 3

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Review:

No surprise here, but I absolutely loved season 3! I loved the old characters and the addition of some of the new ones! Especially Alexi!

Erica really stood out for me with her awesome sarcasm and Billy was still the boy I wanted to give a big hug to! And I wanted more of his backstory!! Eleven is still great and I really enjoyed seeing her friendship bond with Max, and of course her ongoing friendship with Mike.

The banter between Joyce and Hopper was on fire! Steve and Dustin were still super adorable. And Will I also wanted to give a big hug to. The special affects were pretty dang fantastic, especially with the people disintegrating into blob-like things! Give me all the horror vibes please! And after the ending I’m packed with emotion!!

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Have you started Stranger Things yet?

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Review: The Burning Shadow

Title: The Burning Shadow

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Date of Publication: October 8th, 2019

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Goodreads Summary:

When Evelyn Dasher crossed paths with Luc, she was thrown headfirst into the world of the Lux―only to discover that she was already far more involved in their world than she ever suspected.

Because the Luxen aren’t the only ones with a hidden past. There’s a gap in Evie’s memory, lost months of her life and a lingering sense that something happened, something she can’t remember and nobody is willing to tell her. She needs to find out the truth about who she is―and who she was. But every answer she finds only brings up more questions.

Her search for the truth brings her ever closer to Luc, the Origin at the center of it all. He’s powerful, arrogant, inhumanly beautiful, extremely dangerous…and possibly in love with her. But even as Evie falls for him, she can’t help but wonder if his attraction is to her, or to the memory of a girl who no longer exists.

And all the while, a new threat looms: reports of a flu-like, fatal virus that the government insists is being spread by Luxen. A horrifying illness that changes whoever it touches, spreading panic across a country already at its breaking point.

My Review:

I’ve loved the Lux series and especially loved the last book, The Darkest Star! My little alien babies are just so fun to read about!

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My favorite thing about this book, as with the last one, was Luc! He just lights up every scene that he’s in! I still wish that these books were from his perspective or that it was dual POV, but that’s okay! Oh, and yes, there was some magnificent swoon! And let me not forget Evie because she has some fabulous character growth in this story!

My only complaint was that the book felt too long. I think it could have definitely been scaled back by scrapping some of the scenes with Evie and her friends. Also, it felt a bit too political in some parts—I tend to like to escape stuff like that in books. But besides that, the writing was addicting as always and the descriptions and actions were so awesome! I feel like Armentrout always writes the best action sequences! I need book three!

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Have you read the Lux series?

Review: Heart of Iron

Title: Heart of Iron

Author: Ashley Poston

Date of Publication: February 27th, 2018

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Goodreads Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.

Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for taking the coordinates, and he doesn’t care what he’ll sacrifice to keep them.

When everything goes wrong, she and the Ironblood end up as fugitives on the run. Now their entire kingdom is after them—and the coordinates—and not everyone wants them captured alive.

What they find in a lost corner of the universe will change all their lives—and unearth dangerous secrets. But when a darkness from Ana’s past returns, she must face an impossible choice: does she protect a kingdom that wants her dead or save the Metal boy she loves?

My Review:

I had been putting this one off to read for a while. This, was a big mistake! First, the whole Anastasia retelling thing was pretty awesome. Also, if you liked Cinder, I’m pretty sure you’d like this! If you didn’t like Cinder, I’d still read it!

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There are four main characters, and I loved Di, Jax, and Robb! I didn’t connect with Ana as much as I did with the others, but it didn’t take away from the story one bit! Plus, the romance between both couples was awesome! The friendship and family bond was just on point, too!

There’s plenty of spacey action, me gripping my heart at times, and a lot of fun stuff happening! The book does end on a huge cliffhanger. And I’m patiently tapping my fingers together as I wait for a release date! Also, anything written by Poston is going to be an auto buy from me!

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Have you seen Anastasia?

Cover Reveal: Blastaway

Today Melissa Landers and Rockstar Book
Tours are revealing the cover and an exclusive content for BLASTAWAY, her new Middle
Grade Sci-Fi which releases Summer 2019! Check out the awesome cover and the excerpt!
On to the reveal! 
 
 
 
Title: BLASTAWAY
Author: Melissa Landers
Pub. Date: Summer 2019
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover,
eBook
Pages: ?
Find it: Goodreads
Pitched as “Home Alone in space,” a
young science prodigy who runs away in his family spaceship must team up with a
plucky mutant to save the Earth from destruction.
Scheduled for publication Summer 2019.
Exclusive Excerpt!

At some point, I must have fallen asleep.

I say that for two reasons. First, my chin was wet with
drool, and I hardly ever slobber on myself when I’m awake. And second, I was no
longer on Earth.
I sat bolt upright and stared out the window as distant
stars whizzed past in a blur. There were no planets in sight, and judging by
the swirling purple nebula ahead of me, this wasn’t the way to Nana’s house. I
checked the navigation screen and felt my mouth drop open. The flashing beacon
that represented my ship was halfway between Earth and Fasti.
(So you see, it is totally possible to steal a spaceship on
accident.)
I guess my hand hit the EXECUTE button when I fell asleep.
And because it would take just as long for me to turn around and go home as it
would to finish my journey, it made sense to keep going, right? Either way, my
parents would ground me into the afterlife, so I might as well earn the
sentence, right?
Right.
An electric thrill rushed through my veins when I thought
about the possibilities that lay ahead of me. Anything could happen on this
trip. Literally anything. I could discover a brand-new element. Or meet a
secret race of aliens. Or invent a new energy source. Or eat so much chocolate
that I puked. Either way, I had complete freedom to make this journey into
whatever I wanted, and once I realized that, there was no freaking way I could
turn back. It was like the universe had dropped a gift in my lap, a gift I had
no intention of returning.
I wiped the drool off my chin and smiled.
“Hold onto your stars, Fasti. Here I come.”
About Melissa:

 

Melissa Landers
is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud
sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just
ask her kids. She lives just outside Cincinnati in the town of Loveland,
“Sweetheart of Ohio.”

 

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Review: Second Star

Title: Second Star

Author: J.M. Sullivan

Date of Publication: March 5th, 2019

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Goodreads Summary:

Wendy Darling worked her entire life to rise through the ranks of the prestigious Londonierre Brigade. Now as a Captain, she has everything she’s always wanted, including a ship and crew of her own. But when the Brigade receives a strange transmission from the legendary James Hooke, lost a hundred years earlier in uncharted space and presumed dead, Wendy is willing to risk it all to rescue her hero. She races to the planet known only as Neverland; her mission to find the long-lost crew and bring them home.

But there is more to Neverland than meets the eye, and more to Hooke than what was written in history books. When Wendy crash lands on the ominous planet, she quickly discovers Neverland’s dark secret; a malevolent being known as The Shadow that’s looking for a host body to escape its eternal prison. To fulfill her mission, Wendy must decide whether to trust the dashing Hooke or the mysterious Fleet mechanic who goes by the name of Pan–and she has to decide quickly…

Before the darkness consumes them all.

My Review:

All you had to tell me before reading this book was Peter Pan and retelling! From the opening page you get to meet Peter and Tinc, and because this setting has Space vibes, Tinc’s character was pretty dang cool! Honestly, I was a little scared about the space part, because I’ve only really liked the Lunar Chronicles. Other Sci-fi books have been too wordy and talk about crap I don’t know! But fear not, dear friends, this is a fun space ride.

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Also, you don’t only get Peter’s POV but Wendy’s. And let me tell you right now, Wendy isn’t like they frilly little girl in the movie, she’s a Captain! Yes, there’s some swoony moments. Yes, you get to hear Peter crow. Yes, you get to see some awesome side characters and an awesome scene with mermaids!

The writing was great, characters were fun, and the book kept me on my toes! The ending isn’t a bad cliffhanger, but I need the next book, like now! So let’s just say this was a fun space ride!

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What is your happy thought?

Saven Series: Bookstagram Blitz + Giveaway

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This is my stop during the bookstagram blitz for Saven Series Box Set by Siobhan Davis. This bookstagram blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. This bookstagram blitz runs from 26 September till 2 October. See the tour schedule here.

The Saven box set including all 5 books in this series will be discounted for a limited time to only $0.99! That’s only $0.99 for 1,300 pages of heart-stopping adventure, intriguing mystery, and swoony romance. You can buy your copy on Amazon.

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by Siobhan Davis
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: 26 September, 2017

Blurb:
A girl with a hidden past. An alien prince. Their unlikely attraction could save two worlds… or doom them all…

Sadie Owens desperately needed a do-over. When she’s chosen for a six-month residency in a government-run undersea city, she willingly drops everything to participate. After all, the experiment could be a huge step forward for her overcrowded planet and her life. She also doesn’t mind living next door to a hot alien with ocean-blue eyes…

Logan Chandler has kept a lot of secrets for his species. If humans knew the real reason the Saven were on Earth, then their coexistence would be anything but peaceful. But he can’t help falling for the different and beautiful Sadie. Unfortunately, protecting the girl of his destiny could destroy his own kind…

As Logan gives Sadie mixed signals, the mystery of the Saven starts to unravel.

When she finally understands what’s at stake, is it too late for Sadie to save her heart and the human race?

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You can find the Saven Series Box Set on Goodreads

You can buy the Saven Series Box Set for only $0.99 on Amazon

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SiobhanAbout the Author:
USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys series.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

You can find and contact Siobhan here:
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Giveaway
There is a tour wide giveaway for the bookstagram blitz for the Saven Series Box Set. There will be two winners. One winner will win a signed copy of Saven Deception and one winner will win a $10 Amazon gift card. Open international.

To enter this giveaway you need to make a picture of the book Saven Series Box Set by Siobhan Davis and post it on social media with the hashtag #SavenSeriesGiveaway.

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Movie Review: Ex Machina

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IMDB Summary:

A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.

 

 

My Review:

I had been wanting to see this movie for a while, and when I saw it hanging out in the $3.74 bin at Wal-mart, my husband snatched it!

What I liked best about this movie was the special effects, especially with Ava’s character. Next, I was all about the atmosphere in this one. Caleb heads to a secluded island to participate in this experiment with Ava, and he gets more than was planned.

I thought the bond between Ava and Caleb was well done, and I loved their moments when they would talk to each other through the glass. Another character—Nathan—is also on the island, and he is the creator of Ava. Most of the time I wanted to punch him in the face with his cocky, drunk, and weird attitude.

Throughout the movie, I was never sure whether to trust Ava or trust Caleb or trust neither. There were a couple of things I knew that were going to be revealed, but I wasn’t for sure until they happened. The movie ended on a point that left me with a feeling of not sure if I hated it or loved it, which makes me think it was awesome. I definitely recommend watching this one!

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Have you seen this movie?