Showing posts from November, 2016

Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray

Star Wars: Bloodline I was expecting something completely different that what I got with this book. I had read articles on blogs and reviews that said this was what happens to Ben Solo to become Kylo Ren. I figured off the description for the book I was finding this would be awesome. I am dying to know how Ben Solo became the evil version of himself. I was so excited to put my name on the reserve list and read this. Now here is the description from Goodreads: From the  New York Times  bestselling author of  Star Wars: Lost Stars comes a thrilling prequel to  Star Wars: The Force Awakens,  set roughly six years before the events of the film. So reading this it tells you absolutely nothing about this book. Great marketing, let people think what they want with the very least amount of information possible. Well guess what, The blogs I read and reviews were absolutely wrong. This book has nothing to do with Ben Solo and barely has Han Solo in it. This book is all about Leia and

Dresden Files: Wild Card by Jim Butcher

Wild Card I am in such a Dresden withdrawal. When I saw this was available on Netgalley for an advanced reader copy I jumped at the chance. I couldn't wait to get a new Dresden file to visit with old friends I have missed. I feel like all of my Dresden reviews should start with "Harry has gotten himself in a heap of trouble again.  Two women have their entire life force pulled out of them. The white court of Vampires are being blamed and Marconi is looking for any excuses to start a war. Dresden knows there is something deeper and he has a very small window of time to figure it out before everything blows up and takes the city with it. Karen Murphy is working hard on the police side while Dresden seeks out his Godmother and risks his life to get information from her.  I loved this book. The story is very well written and the art work matches perfectly. I am anxiously waiting for the next book in the series but I will happily take a graphic novel any day. It is s

Goodnight Batcave by Dave Croatto

Goodnight Batcave I'm going to be honest. I'm not a big fan of the MAD anything really. I saw Goodnight Batcave and immediately requested this to read to my kiddos. After I requested it I realized that this was made by MAD and I thought there is no way I will be able to read this to my kid. So thanks to Edelweiss I got an advanced reader copy of this and read it really quick on my own.  This is such a cute book and I loved it. It is totally a kid friendly book also. It's short and half of the artwork is in color and the other half is in black and white, but the story is cute and well worth reading to your kids.  The artwork is goofy as only MAD does but the story is clever for a kids book. I really liked it. There isn't all that much that I ca say about this book without quoting it word for word. I will be so sad when my ARC has expired and so will my kiddos. This is going to have to be must buy for my collection. If you have little kids who love Bat

Superman: The Final Days of Superman by Peter J. Tomasi

The Final Days of Superman I have not read any of the Superman books since New 52 started. I stopped reading comics when my son was born because I couldn't afford my outlandish spending on comics so I lost touch with the world of Superman until New 52 began. Since Superman is one I enjoy but not my favorite hero I put these books on the back burner and then started hearing somethings I wasn't to keen on. There was a lot that was changed in Superman's story, most notably the fact that Lois and Clark were just friends and the man of Steel was dating Wonder Woman. No matter how many times I see this it is still weird. I figured with Rebirth having started I would just pick up with Superman here and see if it was back to the hero I knew. Then I heard that Superman was going to be killed once again. I had to find out what was going on. The Superman Doomseday story was epic and one of the best comic book stories I have ever read so I wanted desperately to find out how they

The Gates by John Connolly

The Gates This was a really odd book. I have heard good things about John Connolly and I have been anxious to read one of his books. Sadly since the only time I have is for audio books at work this was the only one I could find at my library. I had no idea that this was a young adult book until I started to read it.  This book opens with the story of creation of existence. After a lot of footnotes about the beginning of existence we jump to a young boy named Samuel Johnson who has decided days before Halloween he is going to go Trick-or Treating to beat all the other kids to the best candy. I have to give Connolly credit for this Idea because I loved it I can totally understand the was Samuel thinks to make sure he gets the best pick, but the logic is flawed because not everyone gets candy until the day of. This begins to solidify the character aspect that he is an odd duck. After a failed attempt at his neighbor's house known as the Abernathy's, Samuel finds a side

Halloween Hangover and R.I.P. Wrap Up

I love Halloween and as much as I love it and hate that it is over. I need a nap. Here it a day later when I write this and I'm still tired. My feet hurt, and I haven't had enough sleep. First of all I had the roughest week last week and I was on vacation. That's a long angry story and I'm not going to get into that. Second I went back to work after a busy fun weekend and then we took the kids out to Trick-or Treat last night. The weather was so perfect it was like something out of a movie. 70 degrees, clear night with a few wispy clouds. The kids are a little older and we decided to walk a little farther and hit more houses than we have in previous years. That only worked for a bit. Half way back to my Aunt's house and the kids were done.  This year we all went to Trunk-Or-Treat at my work for the second year and that is always a good time. We also went to a friend's house for a Halloween party on Saturday. My beautiful Wife made her own Scarecrow cost