Book Review: All New X-Men All-Different by Brian Michael Bendis

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Goodreads Synopsis:

The X-Men are shaken to the core by the Battle of the Atom. Kitty Pryde is particularly shaken by the events of the X-Men crossover. With her students gone, what is Kitty to do?

 

About the Author:

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A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.

Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot to stardom as a writer of Marvel Comics’ superhero books, particularly Ultimate Spider-Man.

Bendis first entered the comic world with the “Jinx” line of crime comics in 1995. This line has spawned the graphic novels Goldfish, Fire, Jinx, Torso (with Marc Andreyko), and Total Sell Out. Bendis is writing the film version of Jinx for Universal Pictures with Oscar-winner Charlize Theron attached to star and produce.

Bendis’s other projects include the Harvey, Eisner, and Eagle Award-nominated Powers (with Michael Avon Oeming) originally from Image Comics, now published by Marvel’s new creator-owned imprint Icon Comics, and the Hollywood tell-all Fortune and Glory from Oni Press, both of which received an “A” from Entertainment Weekly.

Bendis is one of the premiere architects of Marvel’s “Ultimate” line: comics specifically created for the new generation of comic readers. He has written every issue of Ultimate Spider-Man since its best-selling launch, and has also written for Ultimate Fantastic Four and Ultimate X-Men, as well as every issue of Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Ultimate Origin and Ultimate Six.

Brian is currently helming a renaissance for Marvel’s AVENGERS franchise by writing both New Avengers and Mighty Avengers along with the successful ‘event’ projects House Of M, Secret War, and this summer’s Secret Invasion.

He has also previously done work on Daredevil, Alias, and The Pulse.

 

My Review:

I really loved this book.  I loved the story line and the illustrations.  Bendis and the illustrators did a wonderful job with this graphic novel.

Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade: The Assassin and the Empire by Sarah J. Maas

Goodreads Synopsis:

Celaena Sardothien is the assassin with everything: a place to call her own, the love of handsome Sam, and, best of all, freedom. Yet, she won’t be truly free until she is far away from her old master, Arobynn Hamel; Celaena must take one last daring assignment that will liberate her forever. But having it all, means you have a lot to lose . . .

 

About the Author:

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Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

My Review:

I loved this story, but I really didn’t like the ending of the story.  Sarah J. Maas blew my mind through this entire book and I can’t wait to read the others.

 

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Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade: The Assassin and the Underworld by Sarah J. Maas

Goodreads Synopsis:

When the King of the Assassins gives Celaena Sardothien a special assignment that will help fight slavery in the kingdom, she jumps at the chance to strike a blow against an evil practice. The mission is a dark and deadly affair which takes Celaena from the rooftops of the city to the bottom of the sewer–and she doesn’t like what she finds there.

 

About the Author:

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Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

 

My Review:

She has blown my mind again.  I really can’t wait to see what comes next out of this book and out of her other books.

 

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Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade: The Assassin and the Desert by Sarah J. Maas

Goodreads Synopsis:

The Silent Assassins of the Red Desert aren’t much for conversation, and Celaena Sardothien wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s not there to chatter, she’s there to hone her craft as the world’s most feared killer for hire. When the quiet is shattered by forces who want to destroy the Silent Assassins, Celaena must find a way to stop them, or she’ll be lucky to leave the desert alive.

 

About the Author:

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Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

My Review:
Sarah J. Maas has blown my mind for a 5th time.  So far she has blown my mind 100 % of the time and I have no doubt that that percentage will stay the same.
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Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade: The Assassin and the Healer by Sarah J. Maas

Goodreads Synopsis:

Meet the Assassin: beautiful, defiant, destined for greatness. Celaena Sardothien has challenged her master. Now she must pay the price. Her journey to the Red Desert will be an arduous one, but it may change the fate of her cursed world forever…

 

About the Author:

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Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

My Review:
Sarah J. Maas has blown my mind for the 4th time in a row.  I have no doubt that she will blow my mind throughout the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series.  I really love it when I can read the novellas that the authors write in print form because I currently don’t have an e-reader, but I really hope to get one real soon.
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Cover Reveal: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

THE FIRST LOOK OF THE COVER FOR A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN IS FINALLY HERE!

Sorry about the shouting, but i really love Sarah J. Maas as a writer (she blows my mind every time).  So without further ado here is the cover to the next installment of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

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I can’t wait till this book comes out in May.  I really hope that it lives up to my high expectations.

 

That feeling when you remember that it is Cover Reveal Day!

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Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade: The Assassin and the Pirate Lord by Sarah J. Maas

Goodreads Synopsis:

On a remote island in a tropical sea, Celaena Sardothien, feared assassin, has come for retribution. She’s been sent by the Assassin’s Guild to collect on a debt they are owed by the Lord of the Pirates. But when Celaena learns that the agreed payment is not in money, but in slaves, her mission suddenly changes—and she will risk everything to right the wrong she’s been sent to bring about.

About the Author:

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Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

My Review:

Sarah J. Maas does it again.  She blew my mind with this novella and I have no doubt that she will blow my mind again with the next one.  I can’t want to get my hands on more of her books.

 

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Mystery Blogger Award

Hey guys, it’s me (Sierra Harper) again.  I was just nominated for the Mystery Blogger award and so here we go (BTW I am treating this like a book tag).

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Rules:
  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog!
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10-20 people.
  • Notify each of your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share your link to your best post(s).

Who Nominated Me?

I would like to say thank you to Abigail Carter of What Makes a Good Book blog (http://whatmakesagoodbook.blogspot.com/).

I better not forget to thank the creator of this award, Okoto Engima, and here is the link to her blog (https://okotoenigma.wordpress.com/)

3 Things about Me:

  1. I want to earn my Masters Degree in Library Science and become a Librarian
  2. I love the Legend of Zelda gaming Franchise
  3. I love watching DIY youtube videos and trying to recreate those ideas for around my house.

Question and Answers:

Q:  If you could meet one character, who would it be and why?

A:  I would want to meet Isabell Lightwood because I would love to learn some of her moves and I think that it would be really fun to hang out with her.

Q:  What book is currently at the top of the pile to read next?

A:  Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George

Q:  Which book would you want to make into a film?

A:  The Selection by Kiera Cass

Q:  Which character do you love to hate?

A:  Queen Levana from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Q:  And which character do you actually hate?

A:  King Maven from the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard

Random Q:  What’s your absolute favourite Disney film? Ever?

A:  Cinderella

My Nominations:

  1. Samantha:  https://bookishvillainy.wordpress.com/
  2. Flavia:  https://flaviathebibliophileblog.wordpress.com/
  3. Amanda:  https://stardustpandablog.wordpress.com/
  4. Karina:  https://afirepages.wordpress.com/
  5. Beatrice:  https://dreamlandbookblog.wordpress.com/
  6. Sonali Agarwal:  https://sonalify.com/
  7. Ashley:  https://thebookswag.wordpress.com/
  8. Debbie:  http://debbiesbooknook.com/index.html
  9. Ashley:  http://bookishcreature.com/
  10. Painfully Fictional:  https://painfullyfictional.wordpress.com/

My Questions:

  1. What is your favorite book series of all time and why?
  2. What book in your favorite series is your favorite?
  3. Who is your most owned Author?
  4. What book cover is your ultimate favorite and why?
  5. Who is your favorite character and why?
  6. Random:  What is your favorite TV Show?

DNF: Nowhere Near You by Leah Thomas

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I honestly don’t think I am going to finish this book before it comes out because for me it is really hard to read and understand.  It may be different for you guys, but also I may decided to pick this one up again to finish it and write a review.  I really don’t know.

Book Review: Doctor Strange #12

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Goodreads Synopsis:

“BLOOD IN THE AETHER” STARTS NOW! After the Empirikul destroyed almost all the world’s magic and nearly killed Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme must try and build himself back up. Witness the return of BARON MORDO! But what effect did the Empirikul attack have on him?!

About the Author:

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Jason Aaron grew up in a small town in Alabama. His cousin, Gustav Hasford, who wrote the semi-autobiographical novel The Short-Timers, on which the feature film Full Metal Jacket was based, was a large influence on Aaron. Aaron decided he wanted to write comics as a child, and though his father was skeptical when Aaron informed him of this aspiration, his mother took Aaron to drug stores, where he would purchase books from spinner racks, some of which he still owns today.

Aaron’s career in comics began in 2001 when he won a Marvel Comics talent search contest with an eight-page Wolverine back-up story script. The story, which was published in Wolverine #175 (June 2002), gave him the opportunity to pitch subsequent ideas to editors.

In 2006, Aaron made a blind submission to DC/Vertigo, who published his first major work, the Vietnam War story The Other Side which was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Miniseries, and which Aaron regards as the “second time” he broke into the industry.

Following this, Vertigo asked him to pitch other ideas, which led to the series Scalped, a creator-owned series set on the fictional Prairie Rose Indian Reservation and published by DC/Vertigo.

In 2007, Aaron wrote Ripclaw: Pilot Season for Top Cow Productions. Later that year, Marvel editor Axel Alonso, who was impressed by The Other Side and Scalped, hired Aaron to write issues of Wolverine, Black Panther and eventually, an extended run on Ghost Rider that began in April 2008. His continued work on Black Panther also included a tie-in to the company-wide crossover storyline along with a “Secret Invasion” with David Lapham in 2009.

In January 2008, he signed an exclusive contract with Marvel, though it would not affect his work on Scalped. Later that July, he wrote the Penguin issue of The Joker’s Asylum.

After a 4-issue stint on Wolverine in 2007, Aaron returned to the character with the ongoing series Wolverine: Weapon X, launched to coincide with the feature film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Aaron commented, “With Wolverine: Weapon X we’ll be trying to mix things up like that from arc to arc, so the first arc is a typical sort of black ops story but the second arc will jump right into the middle of a completely different genre,” In 2010, the series was relaunched once again as simply Wolverine. He followed this with his current run on Thor: God of Thunder.

My Review:

Again loved the story line.  This makes me want to find the next one after this one and read it as well as the others.