Thursday, February 26, 2015

Question of the Day - What’s the best comic you’ve read lately?

The best comic I've read lately is the fifth issue of Bob's Burgers. The comic is as funny as the cartoon because pretty much each character has their own part to play in the comic. I think Tina and her stories are my favorite but seeing Bob's burger ideas is a lot of fun too.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday - Flunked

"Waiting On"  Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm waiting on...  

Flunked by Jen Calonita

* Book will be released March 3, 2015

Check out the description from Goodreads:

"Would you send a villain to do a hero's job? An exciting new twisted fairy tale series from award-winning author Jen Calonita.

Full of regret, Cinderella's wicked stepmother, Flora, has founded the Fairy Tale Reform School with the mission of turning the wicked and criminally mischievous into upstanding members of Enchantasia.

Impish, sassy 12-year-old Gilly has a history of petty theft and she's not too sorry about it. When she lifts a hair clip, she gets tossed in reform school-for at least three months. But when she meets fellow students Jax and Kayla, she learns there's more to this school than its sweet mission. There's a battle brewing and she starts to wonder: can a villian villain really change?"

This book looks like a lot of fun. I really adore fresh takes on fairy tales so I look forward to whatever this book has in store.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tiny Reverse Vampire Reviews - Vision in Silver

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

* Read via NetGalley

5 out of 5 tiara wearing bats

More and more this series is becoming one of my favorites of this author's let alone one of my favorites in general. Although the last book Murder of Crows was a bit more action packed this one did a lot to move the story forward. 

For the first time in a while reading this book I had actual moments where I looked at the book and said I could not believe some of the details and depths that they went into with the bad guy’s plot and even going as far as some things you would not think to see in this book. Honestly by the end of it I believe some of the way that the plot in this book went were very unexpected.

I continue to love all of the characters but Skippy continues to be one of my favorites. The part where he finds out money makes bad cookies literally had me laughing out loud.

I can't wait for the next part of this series to come out I am looking forward to getting to read it because in this book I have never been so excited just to see two characters hold hands and I want to see where this goes. And I secretly want to know what happens when two of Tess’s kind meet, I can't wait until a certain blood prophet gets to meet the others and I hope  it happens soon.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Review - Vision in Silver

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

* Read via NetGalley
* Spoilers are highlighted like so
* Book will be released March 3, 2015

5 out of 5 gnomes

This series is fast becoming one of my favorites. Anne Bishop is just supernaturally good at world building and making you care so much about all of the characters. The book was pretty darn unputdownable

Simon and Meg might just be the cutest almost a couple that I've ever read. This is probably the slowest burn of a relationship that I’ve read in a while yet it is awesome to read. Plus I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited that two characters were holding hands.

The world of the Others is just so intriguing because it takes a whole new take on shapeshifters and the what ifs of a world where humans are not in charge. This book is showing that sometimes people can be their own worst enemy and then when you throw in the Others, things really get interesting.

* The blood prophets and the learning curve they have really helps the story.

* That ending is intense and makes you wonder if the world will be able to survive.

* I recommend reading this series ASAP

Overall this series continues to be pretty darn epic. I know I love a series when I find myself caring about all the characters. This one ends in a very interesting place and I can't wait for the next book.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Top 5 Sundays - Urban Fantasy Books I'm dying for in 2015!

This feature was thought up by the awesome Larissa & Friends’ Bookish Life

1 - Write a post listing your TOP 5 choices within the theme I chose (or was chosen on a poll) for the week.
2 - Mention this Blog on the post and link back to it.
3 - Feel free to use the Features image
4 - After you've finished your post, add your link (of the post, not your blog's main page) to the Mr.Linky at the end of that week's post.
5 – If you don’t have a blog to post, just leave your list in the comments =)    

Urban Fantasy Books I'm dying for in 2015! 

I’m really looking forward to reading all of these and even have a couple of them on my kindle (I just need to find the time to read them.)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Rachel Reviews - The Second Coming: A Love Story

* Book received from the author for review

This book is about religion, politics and the intertwining of the two. The only way it could be more controversial would be if it included a debate about pizza toppings. That being said, my goal in this review is to review the book itself, not its views on religion and politics, though I will admit, the presentation of each throughout the book was, while reading, balanced. You have no idea which one is the messiah and which is the devil until the very last two pages. Even then, there’s some doubt.

Throughout the entire book, you keep going back and forth, wondering which messiah is the real deal. Wondering if all the subversive tactics their respective disciples are using, are worth the pain they cause. You keep reading in the hopes of finding answers, even just a little bit of closure. The most I got out of it, humans are terrible creatures by nature and maybe the devil has good reason to despise us.

Every character in this book is clearly another take on their biblical namesakes. Peter Clay, Mary Magdala, it’s pretty obvious who these people are meant to portray. In addition, while the various members of the media do not have namesakes, it’s clear they are meant to represent various people currently working in radio, television, etc. Throughout all of the mass media attention, siding with one messiah, bashing the other, the only person I felt that truly kept their heads was Professor Solomon Basemath and he was only in one scene. The only person I felt any emotion for was Michael and that’s probably because, like the reader, he was stuck between two realms, with no clue about where he’s going or why he is where he is. Most of the other characters do truly deplorable things al in the name of supporting their messiah and it makes it almost impossible to empathize with them when bad things happen. Yet again, reaffirming one of the final messages of the book, humans are deplorable.

I went through this entire book out of interest in seeing which messiah would end up being real and which would be the devil. I sought closure in the last chapter of this book. I received none. Maybe this is the author’s intent, they do have a sequel coming out this year. Either way, the ending left a bad taste in my mouth. I will give this book credit for keeping me reading; I had no interest in not finishing it. I give this book credit for a consistent storyline. I also enjoyed the devil’s backstory that was interlaced with everything going on, even if it was incredibly confusing for the first several references. But I still feel let down by the ending and that’s the last impression I got from the book. The most I can give this is 3 Gnomes.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My Favorite Quotes/Lines - Vision in Silver

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

* Read via NetGalley
* Book will be released March 3, 2015

“But the Courtyard’s human pack! Nothing simple about those females.”

“How was he supposed to protect Meg from Meg?”

“He’d feel better about the plan that was taking shape if he was confident that their brains would keep working.”

“As long as he could outrun them, he wasn’t worried about dealing with the female pack.”

“Was the look supposed to be a warning, a message, or just the curiosity human females and Crows seemed to have in common?”

“Hope or hatred? Which fire would light Thaisia?”

“It wasn’t blood-prophet thinking, it was regular-girl thinking!”

“...maybe he could learn to be human enough.”