Blog Tour Book Review: Happily Ever After High School by Savannah Ostler

HEAHS1Title: Happily Ever After High School by Savannah Ostler
Genre:  YA – Fantasy/Clean Teen
Publisher: Mythos Press
Page count: 355
Format: EPUB
Publication Date: January 16, 2015
Rating – 4/5 – I really liked it!

Seventeen year old Albany French wants nothing more than to find her very own happily ever after. She dreams of finding her fairy godmother, going to the ball, and being swept away by a Prince. Much to her dismay, her life is no fairy tale. Albany is just a typical, all American girl who attends an overly crowded public high school.

An untimely tragedy leaves Albany desperate for a new life.

She seeks comfort in her eccentric grandmother, Greta. Not only does Greta welcome Albany into her home with open arms, but she transfers Albany to a new school.

But… this new school is not your average high school. This is… Happily Ever After High, the enchanting high school that hosts hundreds of magical, fairytale students.

Albany is about to begin the journey of a lifetime… as she discovers who she really is, where her family came from, falls in love for the first time, and embarks on a quest to fulfill a prophecy that has been passed on for ages.

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Hello and welcome to stop on the tour for Happily Ever After High School. Thank you to Savannah Ostler and Ravenswood Publishing for letting me participate and read this book for an honest review!

Happily Ever After High School was a really cute, fun story about a girl named Albany who is fed up with her life both at home and at school and prefers to lose herself in the world of fairy tales. When her father dies suddenly, she is sent to live with her grandmother and begins her senior year at a new schol HEAHS which she soon finds out stands for Happily Ever After High School. Right when she enters the school she knows that this is where she is supposed to be. It is a place where fairy tales come alive and where Albany finds herself not only in true love but she also finds herself thrust into the shoes of a heroine.

Happily Ever After High School was a super cute story and a fun light read. I really like the play on words there with the title, the school and the ending of the book. I ended up giving the book a 4 star review which means that I really liked it. I found it an enjoyable story, I think the plot was a good one but I just couldn’t get past my problems with Albany. To me she seems alot younger than seventeen by the way she talks and acts, I would guess fifteen at least. I started getting into the book about midway, I feel like at that point the writing takes a different turn. At the beginning there were alot of clipped sentences but I love that in some books and in others it’s hard to get past. I also didn’t really get into the narrative flow at first, it seems more like Albany’s journal which makes sense to me at the end of the book when we find that she is definitely telling us a story but even then it feels like a story that’s rather than being written for us, is being told to us in person. I think this is due to the asides that come every once in awhile. I really did like how her wanting to write came to fruition at the end of the book when we realize that the book we have in our hands is the fruit of the conversation between her and Ben. That was really cool.

I also loved that Albany wasn’t a typical fit-in-with-the-princesses main character and that she didn’t fall for the stereotypical handsome prince. I liked that the princesses were snobs which when you think about it they probably would be if we knew them in real life (maybe). Cinderella is my favorite fairy tale and I really wanted to punch her descendant in the face for literally, all of this book which was interesting!

This book also had elements that I think should be in most fantasies like dragons, swords, magic, intrigue, romance, and all manner of fantastical creatures like centaurs and unicorns. One thing I can definitely say that I liked alot is that it wasn’t ever predictable which was really great. I really wished though that the fight scene between Albany, Ben and the Dragon had been longer, that it taken Albany and Ben just a little bit longer to fall in love and that the book was longer! I think that would have kicked it up to my loving it even more. Overall this book was a good read…a cute and quirky YA Fantasy title that may serve as a really good introduction to fantasy romance for a teen interested in the genre. If there is a second one, I would read it.

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Savannah_Ostler-picSavannah Ostler was born in a small town in the state of Utah. She has always enjoyed many different forms of the arts. It was from her love of the stage that she decided to attend East Hollywood High, a film school in Salt Lake City.

In addition to acting, Savannah is also a singer, having produced and released three original pop singles, as well as performing at the world famous House of Blues in West Hollywood.

Although Savannah has a passion for performing, her first love is, and has always been writing. She has been writing ever since she learned how to read and write. She enjoys many different forms of writing; poetry, lyrics,fiction, and screenplays. Savannah finds inspiration for her stories from many different outlets, including her own personal life experiences.

Miss Ostler can be classified as a determined day dreamer. When she is not buried in her laptop writing, Savannah can be found at Disneyland, living out all of her fairytale dreams

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Blog Tour Book Review: To Ride a White Horse by Pamela Ford

To Ride a White HorseAbout To Ride a White Horse

• Paperback: 374 pages
• Publisher: Aine Press (January 3, 2015)

“A sweeping historical love story that hits all the marks.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Ireland 1846. The potato crop has failed for the second year in a row and Ireland is in famine. When Kathleen Deacey’s fiancé doesn’t return from a summer working in the Newfoundland fisheries, she faces a devastating choice—leave Ireland to find work or risk dying there. Despising the English for refusing to help Ireland, she crosses the Atlantic, determined to save her family and find her fiancé.

But her journey doesn’t go as planned and she ends up in America, forced to accept the help of an English whaling captain, Jack Montgomery, to survive. As Jack helps her search for her fiancé and fight to save her family and country, she must confront her own prejudices and make another devastating choice—remain loyal to her country or follow her heart.

A love story inspired by actual events, To Ride a White Horse is a historical saga of hope, loyalty, the strength of the human spirit, and the power of love.

Praise for To Ride a White Horse

Publishers Weekly starred review:  “A sweeping historical love story that hits all the marks … Pacing the plot for maximum tension, Ford skillfully conveys the anguish and fury of not only her heroine, but all the struggling Irish both at home and abroad. She delivers genuine heat by teasing out the passion between her protagonists. Ford has made a deeply satisfying foray into new territory.”

Goodreads First Reads Giveaway winner:  “Overwhelming! Six stars! What a stunning story! Pamela Ford’s book To Ride a White Horse made me go through a series of intense emotions, I cried, hoped, laughed! It’s a breathtaking story of love, hope and courage! I have just discovered a little gem!”

Top 500 Amazon Reviewer, Vine Voice:   “(4.5 stars) Good as this book is as a romance, it’s even better as a historical novel. This is a touching story. Realistic, with some very gritty, some very poignant moments… This is an unexpectedly good novel.”

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Hello! Thanks for stopping by my review stop on the blog tour for To Ride a White Horse written by Pamela Ford. I’d like to give a big thanks to Pamela Ford and TLC Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!

To Ride a White Horse is a historical fiction novel with a heavy romance storyline in it. I went into my reading of this book thinking it was more of a romance novel than historical fiction but was pleasantly surprised to find that it is pretty equally both. It takes place during the potato famine in Ireland. The daughter of a poor family, Kathleen sets sail to Canada to find work so she can send money back home to support her family. When she is thrown overboard into the ocean, she finds herself saved by a whaling ship whose captain is a handsome, young Englishmen whom Kathleen finds herself falling in love with.

I really struggled with what rating to give this book after I finished reading it and had to reflect on it a bit. I was struggling between giving it a 4 or a 5 and I actually settled on a 5 because hours after I read it, it was still just devastating to me. Devastating in a good way. If you’re an avid reader I’m sure you can totally empathize with that…you know that feeling you get when a book is so good it just leaves you devastated even if there was a completely happy ending. I feel this way about this book. I absolutely loved it. The only reason I considered giving it a 4 is because it was a little slow in the beginning. It was good reading throughout but I didn’t feel very invested in the romance until the latter part of the middle. When it picks up and the romance lines collide, I was captivated. I also loved the little bits of Irish Folklore in the book, I’m a huge fan of early Irish literature so it was great to run into the Tuatha De Danann in this book!

It really surprised me how detailed this book was about the potato famine, it’s historical setting was really strong and detailed. It wasn’t just a minor background that a romance was set to, the romance and the setting were equally important to the story. I don’t think either would have had the same effect without such a large amount of the other. I really loved that. I wouldn’t consider it light reading but it will go by pretty fast because it is hard to put down once you get into it. I think the characters were written really well…I definitely heard Kathleen’s Irish accent and Jack’s English accent in my head as I was reading it which made the story so much more profound for me! And that ending, oh my gosh, I cried. Like I said, I’m devastated but in such a good way! Loved this book…historical fiction or historical romance fans will love this read!

Pamela FordAbout Pamela Ford

Pamela Ford is the award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance. She grew up watching old movies, blissfully sighing over the romance; and reading sci-fi and adventure novels, vicariously living the action. The combination probably explains why the books she writes are romantic, happily-ever-afters with plenty of fast-paced plot.

After graduating from college with a degree in Advertising, Pam merrily set off to earn a living, searching for that perfect career as she became a graphic designer, print buyer, waitress, pantyhose sales rep, public relations specialist, copywriter, freelance writer – and finally author. Pam has won numerous awards including the Booksellers Best and the Laurel Wreath, and is a two-time Golden Heart Finalist. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and children.

Find out more about Pamela at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Book Review: X-23, Volume 1: The Killing Dream by Marjorie M. Liu and Alina Urusov

9593394Title: X-23, Volume 1: The Killing Dream
Genre:  Graphic Novel
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Page count: 152
Format: Kindle Edition
Publication Date: April 20, 2011
Rating – 5/5

X-23 has spent her short life being used by those in power, from the military to the X-Men. But when she is forced to confront a being who can control her life with nothing but a thought, will X-23 finally learn how to fight — not for others, but herself? Guest-starring NYX! COLLECTING:X-23 #1-6

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Lately I’ve been trying to read through some of the graphic novels I have laying around the house and in my ereader. I’m addicting to buying books (and maybe just buying things in general) so I have a mountain of books and graphic novels both in physical, as well as electronic format just waiting for me to read them. This was one of those graphic novels that I’ve had on my TBR list for awhile but just hadn’t gotten around to reading it yet. It also helps that I’m participating in the Graphic Novel challenge as well so that gave me an extra push to finally dig into this one!

I had previously heard that X-23 is Wolverine’s daughter and that made me excited to read her background. X-23 is actually a female clone of Wolverine. She was created and raised in a lab by doctors and was trained as an assassin. Her assassin training began when she was VERY young and it was pretty brutal. There is a specific scent that triggers her berzerker rage where she basically goes crazy and kills pretty much everything in her path. Her story is tragic because she ends up killing the person who cared about her the most and that she sees as her mother figure when she was at the lab. This specific collection of comics takes place after X-23 has served time on X-Force and she is struggling to fit in amongst her peers due to her past experiences as an assassin and on Xforce. She also isolates herself due to her feeling used as a weapon…she’s resentful towards her mother and Xforce because of this and she ends up going off by herself, followed by Gambit. X-23 seems to find solace in her father-daughter relationship with Wolverine until she starts having dreams about him in hell which I think corresponds to a wolverine series so I’m going to look into those.

Overall, I really enjoyed this graphic novel…I liked the story arcs and I loved the illustrations. It was definitely violent and bloody, which served to illustrate how lethal X-23 can be and the weapon that she was trained to be. I am super interested in reading more about her and her struggle with whether she has a soul and if she does, if it is good. I am interested in seeing the relationship between her and wolverine develop and what the “wolverine goes to hell” connection does to this relationship. I’m also interested in seeing the dynamics of her relationship with the x-men and Gambit play out. This was a really good introduction to X-23 for me and I will definitely be picking up the subsequent volumes! Can’t wait to read more!

Blog Tour Book Review – A Perfect Man by Cecilia Dominic

PerfectMan-A72lgTitle: A Perfect Man by Cecilia Dominic
Genre:  Romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Page count: 293
Format: EPUB
Publication Date: May 12, 2015
Rating – 4/5

How far will she go to find her perfect man? How far will he go to be one?

When Karen Hardeman sets foot on the Foothills University campus, it’s her first step toward proving her abusive ex wrong. Just her luck, her first writing assignment in Intro to Romance sends her in search of the perfect hero—a quest she’s never managed to conquer.

Worse, her professor forces her to collaborate with the most overconfident, annoying guy in the class.

Seth Sayers is also at Foothills to find new direction—preferably one that takes him far away from the family drama that’s followed him since his father’s death. He didn’t mean to humiliate Karen by rewriting her manuscript from the hero’s point of view. He blames the painkillers the ER doctor gave him after stitching up a wine-induced cut on his hand.

As their collaboration progresses, Karen begins to trust Seth with her manuscript, then maybe a little piece of her heart. But Seth’s half-brother resurrects Seth’s suspicions about his father’s death. Until he finds the truth, he can’t be the hero in anyone’s life. Even his own.

 Warning: Some alcohol consumption. Okay, writer amounts of alcohol consumption. There are also some adult situations, but nothing too explicit. It is a romance-writing class, after all.

A Perfect Man will be released May 12 from Samhain Publishing. If you’d like to read the first part of the first chapter, please check out: http://ceciliadominic.blogspot.com/2015/04/a-perfect-man-first-chapter-and.html

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Hello my beautiful readers and thank you for stopping by stop on the blog tour for Cecilia Dominic’s The Perfect Man. I want to give a BIG thank you to Cecilia Dominic for giving the the opportunity to read and review The Perfect Man and participate in the tour!

A Perfect Man is a dual perspective romance novel about a girl named Karen and a guy named Seth. They meet in a creative writing class in an MFA program where both are struggling to create their perfect stories. Sparks fly at first but then a trail of misunderstandings leads them apart until they get stuck collaborating on a romance story together for their class. It’s a bumpy ride at first but it definitely gets smoother!

A Perfect Man was just the read that I needed. I have been reading novels with some pretty heavy subjects recently and I really needed a good, light, funny, and romantic read. This book was just that for me.

I loved the dual perspective aspect of this book, as you know stories told in multiple perspectives are my favorite. I always love romance books told like this, in particular, because I love seeing the other party through the eyes of their admirer. It makes the story all the more interesting to me and just gives me another way to see the character myself. Without Seth’s perspective of Karen, I really wouldn’t have liked Karen. At first I thought she was far too dramatic but I also think that is a product of her past relationship with Marius, who sounds far too much like an ex of mine (which really made me laugh!). I’m sure we all have one of those under our belts. But, I really really liked Seth. He was a typical guy in some aspects but he was a rather sensitive type which I really loved and he was funny.

I loved how they both were attracted to each other at the beginning, sort of lose alot of that in their misunderstandings of each other (even though that aspect is still sort of there) but then start to fall for each other all over again. To me, the story that they are working on in class, is totally reflective of the evolution of their own story, which was really really cool. I also sort of liked Isaac, I think as we saw more and more of him in the story he grew on me…at first I thought he was just a jerk but no, I ended up liking him as a supporting character. I, however, detested Albie…I don’t think anyone can get more chauvinistic and I’ve definitely known these types in real life. Makes me laugh to think of him having read all those Romance novels for class!

Reading this book also made me want to go back to writing the novel I’ve been trying to write for years, so I think this book gave good writing advice which I think was inevitable since we are sort of sitting in on some of their writing classes and in their minds as they try to develop their stories. Really cool!

I ended up loving this book and read it just at the right time. I could totally see this book being made into romantic comedy movie. I’d definitely watch it and love it. I’d be interested to see who would play Seth and Karen. They are grad school students but for some reason I just kept picturing them as undergrads. I’m thinking it’s because they remind me of my friends and I when we were undergrads…probably because my grad school experience has been as a married distance education student which is vastly different from the book. Anyway, I am giving The Perfect Man a 4 star rating because I loved it. Please make this into a romantic comedy movie. That is all. I hope you enjoyed my review and please see the link below the summary above to pre-order your copy!

Discussion: What is your perfect pet and/or animal if you’re not a pet person? Do you prefer fur, scales, feathers, or something else? Imaginary animals are perfectly okay to talk about, too. Comment below for the chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card. Just please be sure to include your email address with your comment so Cecilia can contact the winner. By the way, she’s partial to cats and sharks, and she’s always wished fire lizards (from Anne McCaffrey’s Pern) were real.

To start the discussion, I’d like to say that I am a total dog person in my daily life but my favorite animal is an elephant. It’s super hard for me to choose an animal because I’m all about the animals. I’ve been vegan for the animals for 9 months! But yeah I love love love dogs, I have a super awesome, super cute dog who I feel is more like my daughter since I don’t have kids so I would be remiss if I didn’t say that she IS definitely my perfect pet. She’s a cutie, here’s a pic of her!

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Aww the feels! There’s also Rafflecopter giveaway for grand prizes including a $50 Visa gift card, to enter click here: A Perfect Man Rafflecopter Giveaway
A full description of prizes is available here!

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About the Author

Cecilia Dominic became a clinical psychologist because she’s fascinated by people and their stories, but she couldn’t stop writing fiction. By day, she helps people cure their insomnia without using medication. By night, she blogs about wine and writes fiction that keeps her readers turning pages past bedtime. Yes, she recognizes the conflict of interest between her two careers, so she writes and blogs under a pen name.  She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with one husband and two cats, which, she’s been told, is a good number of each. She has been published in short story and novel-length fiction and currently writes urban fantasy, new adult contemporary, and steampunk for Samhain Publishing.

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Twitter: @RandomOenophile

Blog Tour Book Review: The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

The BooksellerAbout The Bookseller

Print Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Harper (March 3, 2015)

A mesmerizingly powerful debut novel about the ways in which past choices can irrevocably define the present—and the bittersweet confrontation of what might have been

1962: It may be the Swinging Sixties in New York, but in Denver it’s different: being a single gal over thirty in this city is almost bohemian. Still, thirty-eight-year-old Kitty Miller has come to terms with her unconventional single life. She was involved, once—with a doctor named Kevin—but when things didn’t work out the way she had hoped, she decided to chart her own path. Now she dedicates herself to the bookstore she runs with her best friend, Frieda, returning home each evening to her cozy apartment. Without a husband expecting dinner, she can enjoy last-minute drinks after work with her friends; without children who need to get ready for school, she can stay up all night reading with her beloved cat, Aslan, by her side.

Then the dreams begin.

1963: Katharyn Andersson is married to Lars, the love of her life. They live in a picture-perfect home in a suburban area of Denver, close to their circle of friends. It’s the ideal place in which to raise their children. Katharyn’s world is exactly what Kitty once believed she wanted . . . but it exists only when she sleeps.

At first, Kitty enjoys her nighttime forays into this alternate world. Even though there is no Frieda, no bookstore, no other familiar face, Kitty becomes increasingly reluctant to open her eyes and abandon Katharyn’s alluring life.

But with each visit to her dreamworld, it grows more real. As the lines between the two worlds begin to blur, Kitty faces an uncertain future. What price must she pay to stay? What is the cost of letting go?

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Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog and my stop on the tour for The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson. I want to give a BIG thank you to the author, as well as to TLC Book Tours for giving me the chance to read and review this book.

The Bookseller is a work of fiction about a woman, Kitty Miller who finds herself in quite a strange predicament. Kitty considers her life to be a pretty normal, fulfilling life. She owns a book shop with her best friend and lives on her own with her beautiful cat. Until one day she wakes up in a different room and finds herself with a husband and kids, living a totally different life. In time she finds herself confused, torn between the two lives and in love with a man she doesn’t even know. What is she to do?

I loved this book! I had my nose buried in this book from the beginning til the very end. The story was interesting…it was like a touch of sci fi in a women’s fiction novel because I kept imagining this parallel universe that Kitty keeps getting sucked into. That was super interesting for me and it also made me sad to know the contrasting details of both of her lives (I won’t give you any spoilers, don’t worry!). It was also really interesting to see the difference in her roles in her different lives. In one she is a traditional stay at home mom and wife while in her “real” life she is an independent business owner.

I can’t really say that I absolutely loved Kitty. There were definitely things that she did that annoyed me like when she kept saying “oh well this life is imaginary”. I was kind of like, I get it Kitty. There are aspects of Kitty that I did like though like her teaching her little neighbor and the way she loves her parents. I feel like I would have just gone with my dreams rather than fighting it so much but I definitely get how she freaked out when her parents came up in dreams. Towards the end of the book everything kind of gets a little more interesting and we find out alot more about her “dream” life, it also gets pretty scary as her “real” life just starts to blur.

This book did not end the way I had thought it would, it was totally unexpected and a really good twist to the story. The ending was definitely beautiful and wrapped up in a really great way. My feelings toward Kitty sometimes didn’t affect the way I enjoyed the book. I really loved this book. It kept me really entertained throughout, I never got bored. It made me reflect on how much I love my life, which I think is something that Kitty also needed to realize. I definitely recommend giving this book a read, four stars!

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About Cynthia SwansonCynthia Swanson

Cynthia Swanson is a writer and a designer of the midcentury modern style. She has published short fiction in 13th Moon, Kalliope, Sojourner, and other periodicals; her story in 13th Moon was a Pushcart Prize nominee. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and three children. The Bookseller is her first novel.

Find out more about Cynthia at her website and connect with her on Facebook.

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Book Review: The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #2) by Erika Johansen

22698568Title: The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #2) by Erika Johansen
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Page count: 378
Format: EPUB (Edelweiss)
Publication Date: June 9, 2015
Rating – 5/5

With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion.

But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling —and that of Kelsea’s own soul—may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out.

In this dazzling sequel, Erika Johansen brings back favorite characters, including the Mace and the Red Queen, and introduces unforgettable new players, adding exciting layers to her multidimensional tale of magic, mystery, and a fierce young heroine.

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I received an advance readers copy of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review!

When I saw this book on offer for review I immediately jumped at the chance to review it since I reviewed (and loved) the first book in this series. You can read that review here: The Queen of the Tearling. If you haven’t yet read the first book in this series, I highly recommend picking it up. Trust me, you won’t be sorry. Since this book isn’t published until June I will try not to give any spoilers!!

This second book The Invasion of the Tearling picks up right where we left off at the end of book one with the impending Mort invasion. A large portion of the book deals with the Tearling people and Queen gearing up for this invasion but even though that’s the singular event hanging over the kingdom ALOT happens throughout  the story leading up to the events that we have been waiting for.

Kelsea herself is still the awesome heroine that I fell in love with in the first book but she is far more flawed, yet more powerful in this book. She is definitely alot more dark and unforgiving which I sometimes loved and sometimes felt bad about. I think she was more just and wise in the first book, but her situation seems pretty hopeless at times.

One thing that I loved about this book that was different from the first is we receive the story from yet another perspective aside from Kelse and teh Red Queen. I won’t divulge any information as to whose perspective we receive some of the story from but it lends another dimension to the story that was very surprising to me and ties in nicely to the overall plot. I cannot wait to see how else this develops and impacts the story in book three.

I’m definitely a fan of Johansen’s writing which is wonderfully descriptive and absorbing creating a world that is entirely real for me. Her worldbuilding abilities are entirely fabulous in ways not all authors can claim. I love the scope of this book. Through reading it we uncover more details about the history of the crossing, the Tearling and of the Red Queen giving us a better understanding of the characters and events that have been mentioned in the first book. I will say though, that I do miss Kelsea just being a normal plain jane like she was in the first book. Let’s just say she’s a little more attractive in this book and that kind of plays with her head sometimes.

While I did love this book, the first one still stands out to me. I think this is a great sequel, it went places I would never have expected and kept me engrossed in the world. I’m definitely planning on purchasing a copy on release, five stars from me! I can’t wait for the third book (and I want to see more of the romance(s) in the series)!!

The Infinity Gauntlet by Jim Starlin, Ron Lim, George Perez

398916Title: The Infinity Gauntlet written by Jim Starlin, Ron Lim, George Perez
Genre: Graphic Novel
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Page count: 256
Rating – 5/5!

For the dark Titan, Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet was the Holy Grail, the ultimate prize to be coveted above all else. Now, on the edge of Armageddon and led by the mysterious Adam Warlock, Earth’s super heroes join in a desperate attempt to thwart this nihilistic god’s insane plunge into galactic self-destruction.

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I’ve been meaning to read The Infinity Gauntlet for awhile and have had it sitting on my desk for the past month staring at me. When I saw the end credits of the newest Avengers movie I figured I should definitely read it sometime soon. I loved it.

The story picks up as Thanos has successfully taken the Infinity Gauntlet into his possession, now wielding the greatest power imaginable. As Thanos tries to win the heart of Mistress Death, he wreaks havoc across the galaxy. An army of heroes unites under Adam Warlock including the Avengers and the Cosmic deities. As each hero faces off against Thanos, none prove to be a match for him and all attempted assaults basically end in ruin…until Thanos unwittingly reveals his weakness and all is made right again in the universe.

What a great story! It is fraught with peril and the plight of the heroes to take down Thanos seems so hopeless throughout the story as everything they try utterly fails. I could hardly put this down and was at the edge of my seat for most of it. The illustrations are bright and beautiful and is a must read before the next Avengers: Infinity War movie! So exciting!