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review 2018-11-13 19:39
This series is breaking my heart
Death Of The Inhumans (2018) #3 (of 5) - Donny Cates,Kaare Andrews,Ariel Olivetti

The characters are making hard decisions, and I just feel so badly for them all.  I really, really just hope Black Bolt actually survives this mini-series at this point, although I think it looks like it's likely that he'll be killed off at this point. 

 

Sighs.   Just what I needed today :(

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review 2018-11-13 19:28
Heartbreaking
Death Of The Inhumans (2018) #2 (of 5) - Donny Cates,Kaare Andrews,Ariel Olivetti

That ending is heartbreaking.   This is an excellent, tense read. 

 

Black Bolt must make a decision: the Inhumans can join the Kree - or die.   So they've decreed.   When he sends Karnak to discuss the terms of surrender, things start getting more and more tense.   Beautifully told story, gorgeous and highly stylized illustrations that match this story perfectly. 

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review 2018-11-13 19:19
No crazy about this storyline
Champions (2016-) #26 - Sean Izaakse,Jim Zub,Paul Laurence Dunbar

Looks like it'll be a longer arc.   Lack of emphasis on Viv combined with the Weirdworld fantasy storyline aren't really engaging me.   Then again, I'm psyched that the writer isn't afraid of doing something different. 

 

I've been happy with the writer as far as characterization goes and have liked his storylines better than this.   Snowguard isn't my favorite newcomer to the Champions, but she hasn't been a deal breaker either, and I think I just needed to get used to her.   She doesn't annoy me, and I'm liking her a little more the more I read her. 

 

That being said, I'll stick it out, and hope the next storyline is more to my liking.   It's not horrible, it's just not my jam.

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text 2018-11-13 17:30
BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY (+ excerpt link): ‘Amber & Dusk’ by Lyra Selene
Amber & Dusk - Lyra Selene

 

I’m going to go ahead and post the info and giveaway, (and link to an excerpt!) for this wonderful fantasy book about to be released on November 27th, but I didn’t get to review it in time because my early reader’s copy has got lost in the mail (or someone is reading it at the post office)!!

Once I have received it I’ll be able to post a review but for now, I’ll tell you a little bit more.

 

Thanks, as always, to my friends at The Fantastic Flying Book Club for having me on the book tour!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR, LYRA SELENE

 

 

 

Lyra Selene was born under a full moon and has never quite managed to wipe the
moonlight out of her eyes. When she isn’t dreaming up fantastical cities and brood-
ing landscapes, Lyra enjoys hiking, rainstorms, autumn, and pretending she’s any
good at painting.
She lives in New England with her husband, in an antique farmhouse that’s probably
not haunted. AMBER & DUSK is her debut novel.

 

You can find her online at LyraSelene.com

 

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

 

Amber & Dusk
by Lyra Selene
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: November 27, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy


SYNOPSIS: 
Sylvie has always known she deserves more. Out in the permanent twilight of the
Dusklands, her guardians called her power to create illusions a curse. But Sylvie
knows it gives her a place in Coeur d'Or, the palais of the Amber Empress and her
highborn legacies.
So Sylvie sets off toward the Amber City, a glittering jewel under a sun that never
sets, to take what is hers.
But her hope for a better life is quickly dimmed. The empress invites her in only as
part of a wicked wager among her powerful courtiers. Sylvie must assume a new
name, Mirage, and begin to navigate secretive social circles and deadly games of
intrigue in order to claim her spot. Soon it becomes apparent that nothing is as it ap-
pears and no one, including her cruel yet captivating sponsor, Sunder, will answer
her questions. As Mirage strives to assume what should be her rightful place, she'll
have to consider whether it is worth the price she must pay.

 

Here is AN EXCLUSIVE BOOK EXCERPT! Just click on this SCRIBD LINK!

 

 

And to enter the GIVEAWAY to get the chance to win a copy of book (US only), head over to the AMBER & DUSK GIVEAWAY! It’s running from 11/12 - 11/30

 

In the meantime, add this to your Booklikes TBR, and to your GOODREADS!

 

 

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE LINK

 

Source: www.goodreads.com/book/show/37825423-amber-dusk
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review 2018-11-13 16:34
Love, love, love!
Transformers: Lost Light #21 - Jack Lawrence,James Lamar Roberts

Also, my finger is clearly not broken; I can bend it all the way with a minimal twinge, so longer reviews from now on - yay!

 

This is leading up to some pretty astounding revelations, and a huge, final fight.   Basically the Unicron mini-series, which still breaks my heart, especially since I can't find any announcement of new Transformers series. 

 

That being said, I love, love, love this series, all the way.  I know there were one or two issues that I wasn't as crazy about because of the lack of humor; I feel like normally it's so well balanced, that I felt the lack of it earlier on.   But overall?   This, along with MTMtE has to be two of my all-time favorite series. 

 

I highly suggest giving this a try if you haven't.  

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