Friday, January 27, 2017

Book Looks and Feels - Existence (The World of the Undead Book 1) by Megan Hood

I had the opportunity to read an ark of the debut novel by Megan Hood, a Canadian author that is going places.  I will start this off with full disclosure,  I may be biased as I happen to know the author, but with that being said, I truly enjoyed this book. It had the right amount of action, mystery and horror.
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The characters are what drive the story. The story is told from the point of view of Margot, a strong independent woman whom is not taking crap from anyone. The only question in this post-apocalyptic world is what can I do to survive the mutation that was once the very people we loved or at least tolerated.
If you have ever watched Walking Dead and thought that the zombies are not threatening enough,  this story does not have that problem. At times I was actually worried for Margot and the situations she would get into and I wondered how she would get out of it.
If you are looking for a new twist on the age-old zombie story, look no further than the greatly entertaining story of boy meets girl in a time when you can trust no one.
This book is available on Amazon and I would definitely recommend this book to everyone!
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

I am moving to Wordpress

I am transitioning over to Wordpress and will be re-posting my blogs over there.

readingismyhappyplace.wordpress.com


I like the layout and feeling that I can create over there.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Passenger - Book Looks and Feels

I have been in a bit of a reading slump as of late. Okay I'll be honest, it has been for over 6 months and I have been at my wits end. I hate that feeling, like I was letting myself down. I wanted to be on top of my reading, I had plans of posting weekly. Don't get me wrong, I have read a few books this past few months. I just haven't had the drive to write about it.

I am currently reading Passengers, by Alexandra Bracken. Now, unless you have been living under a rock and/or have no interest in YA, you know of this book. It's probably even on your TBR list. It may even be on your shelf, just waiting for you to open up the pages and delve in to this immersive story. I picked  up this book after seeing it on a booktubers channel. Now, normally I pick them up and just add them onto the shelf. When I am standing at the shelf contemplating my next big read, I rely on my ideas of what the book will be like. When I am feeling down, I run to the light reads that I know will lift me up. When I am happy, I turn to the books I am unsure about but have yet to give a try.

This book was a virtual unknown to me. I knew it had time travel. I knew there was a love story in there. That is about all I really knew. I started reading and was drawn in by the pure imagery of the story. I could litterly picture the scenes as they were described to me. Normally, I find that these types of books can get draining on me as I find that it can be a overload of descriptions and not enough movement of the story. I was pleasantly surprised by the speed of the story while keeping the picture, in my minds eye, of the surroundings and the details of the different time periods.

The way the author decided to portray the time travel aspect of the story was interesting. It reminded me of Stargate but with the difference of time periods rather than parallel worlds. The work the author must have gone to to create such a vivid imagery of the different time periods and locations throughout the book is amazing. I can just picture the flowing dresses from the seventeen hundreds, I felt the main character's discomfort in the corset and her general distaste for acting like a "lady" of the times.

I wont go into detail about the story line here, however, I will say that the love story did seem a little rushed and it screamed love at first sight, which I hate. However in this case, a woman whom behaved as she did, would seem to be a strong and interesting type to a man of that time. The characters are flawed which I can appreciate. They have issues that they need to work out. All in all I loved this book and I can't wait for the next installment.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Scarlet By Marissa Meyer -

I have just finished Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. This is the second book in The Lunar Chronicles. I started this book in the hopes of having the same type of feels as Cinder. While this book has the same style of writing as Cinder, there is definitely a difference as to my reaction. I felt that this story was a slight bit harder to get into. I had high hopes for this book.

I will say that I still enjoyed this story. I love the futuristic world that we are brought to while reading these amazing stories. I love the way that the main characters are more realistic in their reactions to the horrors that keep happening to them. Cinder with her anti-hero ways and now Scarlet with her mistrust of everyone...... in the beginning. What I think is my problem; Scarlet. I found that I don't have as much of a connection with Scarlet as I did with Cinder. I understand that in Little Red Riding Hood, the story is centred around the need to get to Grandmother...... but I really only found myself looking forward to reading about Cinder.

So I started this right after reading the story and I never finished it. It is now many many months later and I don't really remember any of the book. I am posting this and I plan to re-read the books in the coming month, I love getting a week and a half of time off from work...... I will redo my Books Looks and Feels and post that for you.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

The 5th Wave is coming No Spoilers

I have done it! I have read a new book that I want to talk about!

The 5th Wave was a book that I was trying to stay away from. I just thought that I didn't want to read another hyped up book about aliens. I admit that I have been trying to get away from the hyped up books as I found that I would get so far in and I just couldn't finish it. This is NOT one of those books!

I started to read this book late in the evening and found myself pissed that I had to stop to go to sleep. I bought the audio book and was listening to it at work the next day. Then low and behold I finished it in 2 days. I have not started the second book as I wanted to read, not listen, to the entire book.

I thought that the story over all was a fantastic take on the age old alien invasion story. I will say that I found it took some time to get into the present day as the story starts off at........ you guessed it, the 5th wave. I like that we got snippets of the different waves without actually having to spend books on them.

The characters are relatable while still being kick ass. each character has different things that motivate them and it is interesting to see how they each deal with the situation differently. While some of the reactions of the characters was predictable, I still found myself surprised with the actions at one part or another and it left me wanting more. There are 2 main characters to start off but by the end of the book there are multiple additional point of views. Some of which I was not a fan of and may also be another reason I am not jumping into the next book.

Over all I am so happy with this book and then to find out that it has been filmed and will be released next year is another plus. I will even say that the trailer gave my goosebumps. It seems like they have stayed close to the book and I have not been this excited since the first Hunger Games trailer!


Well that is all I have for now!

TTYL