Saturday, December 31, 2016

Top 6 books of 2016

These are the top 6 books that I loved this year.

Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2) The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, #6) I'll Give You the Sun The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2) The Impossible Knife of Memory Paper Planes and Other Things We Lost

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
I'll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson
The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
Paper Planes and other things we lost by Mindy Hayes and Michele C. Miller

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Top 6 Part 1: Graphic Novels/Comics of 2016

This is Part 1 of my favorites of the year. They are not in any particular order.

Nailbiter, Deluxe Edition Volume 1: The Murder Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Vol. 1 Sweet Tooth: Deluxe Edition, Book One Superman: American Alien Spidey, Volume 1: First Day Seconds

Nailbiter by Joshua Williamson
Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire
Spidey by Robbie Thompson
Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Monday, December 26, 2016

Review: Sweet Tooth Book Three

Sweet Tooth: Deluxe Edition, Book Three

Title: Sweet Tooth: Deluxe Edition Book Three
Author: Jeff Lemire
Release: November 29, 2016
Rating:★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Pages: 368
Where to find it: Amazon | Bookdepository
Format: Hardback
Series: Yes
Summary: The time has come for hybrid animal-boy Gus and Jeppard to learn the answers they’ve been searching for. But they’re not the only ones looking for the truth behind the plague. The evil man called Abbot is on a collision course with Gus and Jeppard, and now the stage is set for the final, bloody showdown, an intimate Armageddon with the fate of human and hybrid alike in the balance. Collecting: Sweet Tooth 26-40 (goodreads)
Thoughts: Oh man, what a way to end a story. This story was incredible. It was something different than what I have read before and it was a nice surprise. I followed this story since the beginning of the year and I was happy to finally finish my journey this year.
Since this is the third book of this series I can't really say much. We continue following Gus story along with the rest of the hybrid kids. We find out things about the origin of the disease and we get a few answers into how this all started. I really did enjoy the ending. It was a bitter sweet because I followed these characters for a while.
I did wanted more but at the same time it ended up being a perfect ending. I do recommend for people to pick up this comic book series. It's something fresh and unique and you will want to stay for the characters.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Review: Paper Planes and other Things we Lost

Paper Planes and Other Things We Lost

Title: Paper Planes and other things we lost
Author: Mindy Hayes and Michele C. Miller
Release: June 6, 2016
Rating:★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Pages: 374
Where to find it:  Amazon | Bookdepository
Format: Paperback
Summary: On June 18, 1992, Flight 397 crashed off the coast of Long Island. But this story isn't about the crash. Not completely. This is a story about two high school seniors living very different lives, who share one connection: they both lost parents on that fateful flight. Slowly, letters bridge the gap between California and Pennsylvania as Ruby Kaminski and Brett Pratt find a way to remember the past while looking toward the future. This is a story about hope, paper planes, and the other things they lost. (goodreads)

This book! It gave me all the feel. Apart from feels it felt so real. It felt that the authors wrote the characters perfectly and acted appropriate to certain situations AND THE FEMALE CHARACTER HAS COMMON SENSE! In certain situations. I like that there was different reaction to the event for all the characters. There isn't only one respond for the characters. Everyone is different and I liked that from the writing.
I really love the idea of the letters being send back and forth. If made me miss the idea of pen pals. Living in a electronic world there is ideas that where lost and wish that more people continue doing that.
The era of the book is also perfect. It is set in a perfect time where it make sense that they would be writing letters back and forth. I just love everything from this book. The writing didn't feel force, the reactions didn't feel fake, it was just so amazing. Maybe it was the right time to read this book or I was in the right set of mind. It was just perfect with me.
I like the relationship the characters had. I like that it was a journey for them and that they discovered themselves first before jumping into anything else. They needed to heal themselves. The supporting characters where amazing. The were not jerks. They were actual people that reacted genuine. Their reaction made sense in situation.
I recommend everyone to read this little gem. It wasn't expected. I love discovering books and hope more people read this book because it's just so beautiful.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Review: American Assassin

American Assassin
Title: American Assassin #1
Author: Vince Flynn
Release: January 8, 2013
Rating:★ ★ .5
Pages: 448
Where to find it: Amazon | Bookdepository
Format: Paperback
Series: Yes
Summary: Vince Flynn’s stunning #1 New York Times bestseller introduces the young Mitch Rapp on his first assignment, a mission of vengeance that made him a CIA superagent. Two decades after the Cold War, Islamic terrorism is on the rise, and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield forms a new group of clandestine operatives—men who do not exist—to meet this burgeoning threat abroad, before it reaches America’s shores. Stansfield’s protégé, Irene Kennedy, finds the ideal candidate in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Among the thousands grieving the victims is Mitch Rapp, a gifted college athlete, who wants only one thing: retribution. Six months of intense training prepare him to devastate the enemy with brutal efficiency, leaving a trail of bodies from Istanbul and across Europe, to Beirut. But there, the American assassin will need every ounce of skill and cunning to survive the war-ravaged city and its deadly terrorist factions. (goodreads)

I own a physical copy of this book but decided to listen to the audiobook. I felt it would go a lot faster if I would have read it and it was true. I would have taken longer to read it. I felt that the beginning of the book was interesting. I was pulled into the story line. I was interested to see where the story lead to and how the character would develop. But as I got halfway through the book I started dozing off and the characters felt flat.
I was more entertained with the training at the beginning of the story than with the actual mission. I felt it rush and felt them fall flat. The story started to wonder off from the storyline. I would have liked that the whole book would just focus on Mitch point of view or if anything it would only focus on him and another person only. Not more than two. Didn't really like how it jump from person to person. It didn't felt like a steady storyline. I have read other books with multiple characters point of views and liked them. But I felt this one wasn't executed correctly.
Mitch character was an interesting characters, but I did feel him a little flat. He felt too convenient. I also felt that the book started with a mood and later changed the type of book it was. It was very hard to focus on the storyline. I did like the action scenes. But I just don't think this is my type of series. I felt it rush and sloppy.
I don't think I will be continuing the series. If anything I will pick up the second book to see if it's the same pace but other than that I wasn't really pulled into the story.