Book Review: The Last Star (The 5th Wave Book 3)

As disappointed as I was with the filmmakers for their failed attempt at adapting my guilty pleasure novel, The 5th Wave, into a decent movie, I still had the book series to fall back on for comfort. At least I thought I did. It turns out the movie wasn’t the worst thing that could happen […]

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Movie Prep: Me Before You

You lied to me, movie trailer! Me Before You is hardly full of the sunshine that washes over a horrible situation, blinding us to all the bad that is usually banished from the love stories of our fairytales. Far from it, actually. Jojo Moyes’ novel is full of the bad.

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Book Club in Session: The Twelve (The Passage Book 2)

Back when Heather and I chose the highly recommended end of the world saga The Passage for our book club in early 2013, it was a no brainer to eventually read the follow up, The Twelve. Now that I’ve gotten through it, I’m not sure which took longer: getting around to starting the sequel, or […]

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Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse Book 1) by James S. A. Corey

Impatience burned me the last time I chose to start a book series during season one of its adaptation to TV, but the trailer for Syfy’s The Expanse just looked too good not to crack open Leviathan Wakes. Boy am I glad I did.

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Movie Prep: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

For the longest time you could only have Pride and Prejudice OR zombies, but the release of the trailer for the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies reminded me that now I can have both! The problem is that most combos are great because of the shared responsibility towards the success. Take a […]

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Movie Prep: The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner Book 2) by James Dashner

Even with the cool concept, The Maze Runner was a disappointing book. The main character, Thomas, was pretty annoying as he continually asked questions nonstop due to the inability to accept his situation, and this just pointed out that the author was refusing to give the reader any answers as well. Thanks to the casting […]

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Movie Prep: The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian makes for a good book, but I can’t wait to see what a visual medium can do that the written words of Andy Weir cannot. Don’t let me down, Matt Damon!

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Movie Prep: Paper Towns by John Green

Similar to my experience with The Fault in Our Stars, it took a trailer for an upcoming movie adaptation to finally get me interested in reading the obnoxiously popular books of John Green. Also similar to The Fault in Our Stars: I find myself outside the fandom once the pages are done turning.

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Off The Shelf: The Troop

A few weeks ago I was introduced to the dark imagination of Nick Cutter with The Deep, a novel full of horrors more disturbing in nature than expected. I thought that was bad enough; then I picked up a previous novel of his, and I learned just how far he really was willing to go […]

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Book Review: The Mime Order (The Bone Season Book 2) by Samantha Shannon

No, The Mime Order is not a book about the history of the art of white-faced comedy based in controlled body movement, but the sequel to The Bone Season. Try not to hold your disappointment against it.

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