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review 2019-02-10 11:13
Safely Endangered
Safely Endangered - Chris McCoy

Safely Endangered was a lot of fun! I wasn't really familiar with the webcomic, but after reading the book I'm sure I've seen some before. The comics were light and observant, and there was just the right mix to keep it fresh all through the book. Nice to see the references to many books/movies/games.

Enjoyed it a lot.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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review 2016-04-26 22:31
Interstellar awesomeness
The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion - Chris McCoy

I have been reading some soul wrenching, gut punching books, not that that's a bad thing but I needed a break (with a capital B). To recover a little and laugh a lot, this book was exactly what I needed. It couldn't have been more right for me if a doctor prescribed it or if a tailor darned it especially for me or if an alien came down and declared that it had seen my future and this book was in it. Well that last bit could be true, especially in The Prom Goers Interstellar Excursion's universe. There was a flailing, yet talented, hormonal teenager...Pretty tame stuff...there was a girl next door crush...ultra normal ....BUT.... There were also alien abductions, LOADS of alien types, tech, vices and an overall Otherness that yanked my attention out of introspection and flung it to places I could never have imagined. I dare say that this particular book has a slight air of Hitchhiker's Guide, which happens to be on my list of all time favs, and I don't think I can come up with praise higher than that.

If you hate cliffhangers, instalove or love triangles and want a break from the norm, or Reality as a whole, this book is your ticket out of the left brain and straight into the right. Enjoy!

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review 2015-06-08 15:44
Review: The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excersion!
The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion - Chris McCoy

At A Glance
Young Adult; Sci Fi
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Little Triangle
Cliff Hanger: nope.
Rating: 3.5 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 8
Plot: 7
Characters: 8
World Building: 8
Flow: 8
Series Congruity: n/a
Ending: 7

Total: 8

In Dept
Best Part:
Space aliens!
Worst Part: Teenage boys!
Thoughts Had: WTF.; What is going on?!

Continuing the Series:
Recommending: ya

Short Review: So i grabbed this because the title and cover got me. I had no idea what it was about. And then i read it, and i still not sure what all went down. It was a crazy ride for sure. The scenes where the love interest is being kept was a bit deep. Overall a cute read :D

Review in GIF Form:

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text 2015-04-24 00:49
Take Your Mog to the Prom
The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion - Chris McCoy

There are a lot of things about this one that I loved.  I think the best attribute of it is that it is different. Okay, there is a definite formula and I could very easily see this in film, but for YA it’s not the sort of story you’d typically see published.  Though, there is one unfortunate borderline trope in it (that I’ll discuss in a bit).


This is such a fun book.  There is a touch of romance, but more or less it’s not about it.  And I’m glad because the romance was one of the biggest flaws of the novel.  The best part was the bits and pieces of dialogue.  There are several lines that made me laugh out loud.   If you watch any show about aliens-to make fun of said show-this book and you are going to gel.


There were even bits and pieces that sort of reminded me of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy-one of my favorite books of all time.  This one doesn’t hit such of a brilliant note, but it is close.


What I did not like about this book is that sometimes it tried just a bit too hard with the one liners and it showed.  And it got to be too much like ludicrous speed.  Maybe it would’ve been better in another form of media-I noted from the author’s bio that McCoy has had screen writing experience.  It shows.  This reads very much like the typical movie you’d see Michael Cera star in back in the day.



That’s who I kept imagining Bennet as anyway, while reading it.


The other problem I had with this book was the girlfriend, Sophie.  There were shades of the MPDG (Manic Pixie Dream Girl)  trope that I hate here.  I do like how the relationship eventually resolved itself, but I do not like the MPDG trope.  I wonder if guys feel the same way about women’s presentation of guys in YA.  I mean, the stereotypical YA boy is severally unrealistic just like the MPDG, I think the only difference is that the MPDG is more of a distinct trope in some ways-I mean, I imagine all of these girls looking like Zooey Deschanel from New Girl.


Anyway, if you like aliens and want a not so serious romp read this.  It’s fun, it’s quirky, and a little out there.  Overall, it’s very enjoyable, but not special.


Source: howdyyal.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/take-your-mog-to-the-prom-the-prom-goers-interstellar-excursion-by-chris-mccoy
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review 2014-11-09 00:00
The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion
The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion - Chris McCoy "Fans of King Dork and Winger won't want to miss this!"

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