Hinterkind Book Review

In my recent efforts to read a few more graphic novels, I stumbled upon Hinterkind, a comic set in a post-apocalyptic world where humans have fallen off the top of the food chain and must fight for their survival. The graphic novel follows, Prosper, on her adventures as she tries to escape from the lonesome life inside of her village. Here’s the official synopsis below.

In a post-apocalyptic world where humans have been pushed to the edge of extinction by the creatures of fantasy and fables, THE HINTERKIND tells the story of one young woman’s quest to fulfill her destiny and put the world right again. Continue reading

The Summer I Found You Book Review

The summer I Found You is one of the first books by Jolene Perry that I’ve ever read, and it’s by far won’t be the last. The Summer I Found You is one of those quirky romances that you tend to enjoy in small doses, but could never really love or hold it as one of your favorite novels. Here’s the synopsis below.
All they have in common is that they’re less than perfect. And all they’re looking for is the perfect distraction.Kate’s dream boyfriend has just broken up with her and she’s still reeling from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Aidan planned on being a lifer in the army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school. Now he’s a disabled young veteran struggling to embrace his new life. When Kate and Aidan find each other neither one wants to get attached. But could they be right for each other after all?

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Torn by K.A Robinson Book Review

For me Torn was one of my first experiences with the New Adult genre second to Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A Tucker and easily follow suits with it in characters and plot, and from my general experience with novels in general, Torn felt lacking in several areas and the plot itself felt mundane and reused so many times. Here’s the synopsis.
Chloe hasn’t had the best life. With a mother who is gone more often than not, she has had to raise herself. After graduating high school, she leaves to start a new life away at West Virginia University with her best friends Amber and Logan, determined to leave her demons in the past. 

What Are You Reading?

On average I bulk read a few books at a time, but this week I’ve found my self in between four books! But two of them are short and I’m half way through one of them, so it isn’t that hard. Right not my current reading list includes! I’ve included all of the synopsis and purchase links next to each of the books.

The Summer I Found You

All they have in common is that they’re less than perfect. And all they’re looking for is the perfect distraction. Kate’s dream boyfriend has just broken up with her and she’s still reeling from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Aidan planned on being a lifer in the army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school. Now he’s a disabled young veteran struggling to embrace his new life. When Kate and Aidan find each other neither one wants to get attached. But could they be right for each other after all? I’m in the middle of this one and so far the plot hasn’t begged for my attention, but it’s still an alright right. If I were to rate it right now, it would most likely his somewhere between a 2 and a 3. Amazon

Running Lean

A term referring to a deficiency of fuel in the fuel-to-air ratio of an internal combustion engine. A physical condition where not enough caloric fuel is present for optimal performance of the body. A spiritual condition in which a believer relies on his own strengths. Equilibrium. That’s what Stacey and Calvin found in each other. He is as solid as his beloved vintage motorcycle and helps quiet the constant clamor in Stacey’s mind. She is a passionate, creative spirit—and a lifeline after Calvin’s soldier brother dies. But lately the balance is off. Calvin’s grief is taking new and more dangerous forms. Voices of self-loathing are dominating Stacey’s life. When struggles with body image threaten her health, Calvin can’t bear to lose another person that he loves. Taking action may destroy their relationship, but the alternative could be much more costly I’ve only read the first two chapters of this one, and everything seems to be perfectly good. (Amazon)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow is a strange little placesome say bewitched. Some talk of its haunted valleys and streams, the ghostly woman in white, eerie midnight shrieks and howls, but most of all they talk of the Headless Horseman. A huge, shadowy soldier who rides headless through the night, terrifying unlucky travellers. Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane is fascinated by these stories….Until late one night, walking home through Wiley’s swamp, he finds that maybe they’re not just stories. What is that dark, menacing figure riding behind him on a horse? And what does it have in its hands? And why wasn’t schoolteacher Crane ever seen in Sleepy Hollow again? (Amazon)

Rip Van Winkle

Rip Van Winkle travels into the Catskill Mountains to spend the day, but somehow falls asleep and wakes up to a changed world. He had slept for 20 years! Where is his family? Find out what happened to Rip Van Winkle in this cautionary tale! Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children’s interest and spark their imagination page after page, encouraging a love of reading that is vital to success in school and life! Children will find hours of entertainment in the pages of these timeless tales! Our Brighter Child® Keepsake Stories are delightfully illustrated classic stories of magic, imagination, and inspiration that will delight children again and again! Collect all of the titles in this wonderful series today! Select titles available in an English/Spanish bilingual version.

This is what I’m reading as of right now. What are some books that you guys are reading? Or comment below your thoughts about the above novels.

Picture Me Book Review

I really wanted to like this book. I tried hard to get into the plot and understand the characters. The message it leaves behind is a serious topic that affects millions of teens across the globe, but I couldn’t get into this novel.

Picture me follows the lives of Tessa, Chelsea, and Kristia and switches in and out of the character lives as the novel “develops” forward. Here’s a synopsis, since it’s hard to summarize the novel in my own words without revealing too much detail of the plot.  Continue reading

Life After Life Book Review

Kate Akitson’s best-seller, Life After Life, is one of those rare books that comes out and changes the way you read a book. Following the many lives of Ursala Todd. The concept is hard to explain so I’ll just post the blurb. Continue reading

Firstborn Book Review

Born inside of the world where first born girls are left in the weather to die, Tiadone, is forced to live her entire life as a female accepted amongst males with amulet to conceal her feminine aspects. But as she grows up and takes on the nurturing of her special bird like every other male in her country, how will she be able to continue playing as a male and ever fall in love? Continue reading

3 Things That Made Flappy Bird Amazing

By now I’m sure you guys have all heard of the recent success of Flappy Bird, a mobile game for IOS and Android developed single-handedly by Dong Nguyen in Vietnam. With the critical acclaim of Flappy Bird, a game developed in a mere three days, started taking over many of peoples lives for the past two months before Dony Nguyen decided to pull the plug on his creation and taking it off App Store and Google Play. But even in it’s death, it’s legacy lives on. Here are my three reasons why Flappy Bird was amazing. Continue reading

The Tyrant’s Daughter Book Review

At the wake of her father’s death in a coup, Laila a 15 year old is forced to flee her war torn home in the Middle East to live in the United States with her younger brother and mother. She battles constantly with her mothers communication with CIA agents, making new friends, and the cultures differences between her old home and her new home. Continue reading