If you decide to read the Grumpy Cat book, you are stupid and no one cares. This book is filled with unwanted and provoked sarcasm and I love it. Finally an opponent worthy of my wit. If you’re not miserable then you are not living your life right. I hate morning people…I hate mornings and I hate people. Frankly, I hate this cat.
I enjoy reading the FABLES graphic novels. These stories have a great balance of humor, action and horror. Fairest explores the secret past of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzul, Cinderella, The Snow Queen, Snow White, Thumbelina and others. Forget Disneys’ Once Upon a Time and read Bill Willingham’s FABLES.
Divergent, is Veronica Roth’s first book in a trilogy. Beatrice Prior lives in a dystopian world of Chicago, where society is divided up into five fractions: Candor is the honest people, Abnegation is the selfless, Dauntless is the brave, Amity is the peaceful and Erudite are the intelligent .Every year on a special day, the sixteen year old children must decide which fraction to belong to. Many stay with the one they grew up in but others leave to a stranger environment. Beatrice leaves her family to try to become a Dauntless. After going through a very tough initiation, Beatrice renames herself and begins the very hard journey into this new world.
City of Owls in a continuation of the Night of Owls in volume one this Batman series. The Court of Owls have been in Gotham City from the very beginning of Gotham’s existence. Their power is something Batman has not really seen before and by crippling Batman they have their chance to take over Gotham City by using an elite group of fighter called the Talons. This book is fasted paced and comes very close to hitting a home run.
I’ve got the Joy Joy Joy Joy down in Joyland. Where? Down in Joyland. Stephen King has once again delivered another masterpiece of a short story. Joyland isn’t scary or sexy but more of a mystery. Sure there is a ghost a bad guy and a pretty lady but this story has a sweetness to it and heartache as well. Character development is King’s greatest strength and I thank him for it. The carnival has always been a fascination with me. It is mysterious and creepy and even though I’m a rube, I just love the atmosphere of it.
Wolves Unleashed, is a nonfiction book that takes the reader on an incredible journey into the lives of wolves. Andrew Simpson is our guide on this journey. Andrew is an animal trainer for Hollywood and his animals have been seen in numerous films. Besides the story, there are fascinating pictures of the wolves. This is a must read for anyone who enjoys animals.
Who is Clint Barton? Hawkeye, of course, the sharpshooter from the Avengers fold. Clint doesn’t have special powers, money to build super cool toys, he just has skillz. In this novel, Clint, with the help of ex-Young Avenger, Kate Bishop is recruited by the S.H.I.E.L.D. to intercept a package before it damages his reputation forever. The reader is allowed into Clint’s past to see what makes him click.
Under the Dome takes place in Chester’s Mill, Maine, a town King uses in his novels from time to time. The lives of the people of this small quaint town are abruptly torn apart when a giant dome falls over their town. No way in and no way out and it’s worse if the dome came down upon you. Like caged animals, you learn the true nature of your fellow neighbor when there is no place to hide. How did the dome come to life? Is it a government study or maybe aliens…man made or mass hysteria…read and find out.
I finished this book around the midnight hour and after I read the last page, I yelled, “More! More! More!”. Gaiman has the most vivid imagination of any writer today. His books always makes the reader yearning for his next novel. This book takes place Sussex, England, where the narrator, a middle aged man, tells the magical story of his youth. We are told about a nasty nanny, dangerous bird like creatures and an unusual family who has an ocean on their farm.
Some books you read and you know what is going to happen from the beginning; some books you figure out half way through; and some books you finish and really have no idea what is going on. That is the case with Sylo. I read it and the entire time I was thinking “what the heck is happening here? what is going on?”. That isn’t to say that it wasn’t fun and entertaining, because it was. It just didn’t explain enough for me. I have no idea who the bad guys were, who the good guys where, who is fighting who? It is all very confusing.
Basically, the story takes place on an island off the coast of Maine. There are mysterious deaths and a weird off-islander pushing a new drug (ruby dust that makes you superhuman and might kill you). Then the Navy arrives and quarantines the island. Everyone is stuck and the Sylo guys mean it when they say no one leaves the island. They will stop at nothing (including murder) to make sure the quarantine holds. Then there are these mysterious flying objects and air battles with the Navy ships. The Sylo group also starts rounding people up and putting them in camps. It all seems to be connected to the strange “Ruby” that has appeared on the island. I am not going to give away the ending because it is a huge plot twist but it basically sets this up as a series. I sincerely hope future books give a little more explanation, because this one leave you scratching your head.
I received a copy of this book from the publishers on Netgalley.
Eric Swanson has written a book about kittens. He explores the history of the cat, if you should have a cat and what to expect when you are expecting a cat. This self-help book is a good as a refresher for those who have already owned feline critters and a huge benefit for those new parents of kittens.
If you are a hardcore zombie fan, this book is for you. Max Brooks wrote the popular World War Z, where the world had to fight off zombies to survive. He takes a fiction/nonfiction look on what to do to survive such attack and the other humans still hanging around. You learn how the living undead move and survive, the best way to fight depending on where you live, what the best weapon is to use and many more things.
Fall of Night is the fourteenth book in the Morganville Vampire series. This is the first book that takes place out of Morganville. Why? Morganville is ruled by vampires and no one leaves Morganville without permission from the vamps. Claire the main character of the story is has permission to leave and attend college at MIT. Claire will be working with a professor and former resident of Morganville to a machine that can slow down a vampires attack. Most of the main characters are back for a thrill ride that doesn’t stop until the last page.
Beautiful Creatures is an award winning teen book that has been made into a major motion picture. Lena Duchannes moves to the small town of Gatlin to live her uncle. Lena is special, she has powers and she is trying hard to control her powers. You see, Lena is 15 and when she becomes 16 she will be “claimed” for either the side of good or the side of bad. Ethan Wate is a lifer in Gatlin and wants to do nothing else but to move far far way from his home town. Ethan has dreams every night of girl and when he meets Lena he realizes she is that girl. This is a love story which has good characters, fantasy and a cool library.
House of Mystery: Conception, is vol 7 of an 8 part series. I have not read any of the other graphic novels in the series, so the story was a little confusing. The series centers around a house and it’s different interior styles which throws the inhabitants into mysteries. Along with a main story and several side stories.
Do you want to stop eating meat? Read Apocalypse Cow and your meat eating days will be in the past. The setting starts out at a slaughter house outside of Great Britain. A cow dies and then comes back to life to attack the owner of the establishment. Without warning all the cows start attacking the humans. A special group of men are sent to take care of the problem. The only issue, a cow gets away starting and an epidemic of animals turning into zombies begins. This book could have been called, “Revenge of the Animals”, as the human population [Great Britain area] starts to head towards extinction.