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review 2018-03-20 01:31
Wonder Woman: Warbringer
Wonder Woman: Warbringer - Leigh Bardugo

What if Wonder Woman’s first foray into the mortal realm had nothing to do with Steve Trevor? What if she was an untested teenager, the weakest of the Amazons, struggling to prove herself? And what if you didn’t even miss good ol’ Steve because the focus on empowerment and positive female relationships enduring really big hardships was so lovely and refreshing? IT WOULD BE FREAKING AMAZING, THAT’S WHAT.


The story takes place in unspecified modern times (based on the level of technology). By chance or fate, Diana crosses paths with Alia, an unwitting walking apocalypse, and sets out to stop the war Alia’s mere existence is going to cause. There’s action aplenty, social issues, growing pains, poignant self-discovery, meddling gods, man-made monsters, the obligatory Diana-in-a-fancy-dress scene, a teensy bit of romance, and a whole lot of kickassery. All of that (and more!) added together = a really good time. I could blame insomnia for last night’s lack of sleep, but in reality I had a serious case of just-one-more-chapter-itis that persisted straight through the final chapter.


If you’re worried about jumping in with insufficient Wonder Woman/DC knowledge, don’t be. I had no idea what to expect from this novel going in. I’ve never picked up a Wonder Woman comic and my knowledge of the character is gleaned from the Linda Carter TV series, various animated productions, and the DC cinematic universe. But my quasi-ignorance wasn’t an issue, as this book seems largely independent from all past and current iterations of the character. Some of her backstory matches up with some of the comics, but you don’t have to have read every (or any) WW issue and crossover to get what’s going on.


If you are a fan of the comics, I have no idea if Bardugo’s take on the character will float your boat, but it floated mine all the way to Themyscira. (I was turned away at the boundary, though, on account of being a whiny, non-badass mortal who didn’t die in battle calling on the name of a goddess. Alas.)

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review 2018-03-09 00:03
Rebel Rising
Star Wars: Rebel Rising - Beth Revis,Lucasfilm Ltd

A super short review because I haven’t got much to say:


I don’t know if anyone was really clamoring for a YA novel about Jyn Erso’s life in the years between Saw Gerrera rescuing her from Lah’mu and the Rebels breaking her out of prison on Wobani, but we got one anyway. It was entertaining (I enjoyed it a lot more than my last book by Revis, that’s for sure), but it wasn’t necessary. I didn’t feel like I got much more out of this than Freed already gave me in the Rogue One novelization.

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review 2018-03-08 14:14
Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl by Rowell, Rainbow (2014) Paperback - Rainbow Rowell

In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.


Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.


Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.


Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.


For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? Open her heart to someone? Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction?






I saw this book everywhere and hearing good things so I finally decided to pick it up. And I was not disappointed. It was also a bit different than I thought it be. I thought it would be more about her and the fandom of Simon Snow and it is to a point but mainly about Cath and her new life in college. Or trying to navigate through college and trying new to her things.

I love the relationship Cath has with her family , I love even more that the family is far from perfect. We have mom that left when they were little, some mental health issues with dad and then there are Cath and Wren with their own set of issues… I like how things are handled and how each of them deals in their way as well.

Obviously I loved the close relationship Cath has with Wren, but things start out very rocky for them and they have to work through some stuff. I really enjoyed all her relationships and people she met. Good and bad because that helped her grow and see things differently. Reagan, man I loved her. Yeah she was a bitch but she was a nice bitch and in the end looked out for Cath. I really enjoyed her.

Levi. Not much to say about him other than that I absolutely loved him and must say he had a lot more patience than I ever would when it came to Cath. I loved how they relationship devolved slowly and how natural it felt. The ups and downs and everything in between.

Cath, herself, I really enjoyed her and her nerdiness … most of the time. It was easy to relate to her and feel for her as she struggled and tried to find new ways. Other times she got on my nerves a bit when she was more stubborn than scared to come out of her comfort zone, really the whole English paper thing drove me nuts and I wanted to smack her.

But overall I really enjoyed her. She and Levi made me laugh and swoon a lot throughout the book.

Now is where I probably lose a lot of people, but unlike most I didn’t care much for the fan fiction within the book. I didn’t not like it, I liked it, I just didn’t love it.

I listen to the audiobook and the narration was awesome.

I rate this book 4 ★


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text 2018-03-08 00:45
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Fangirl by Rowell, Rainbow (2014) Paperback - Rainbow Rowell

This was really good. Better than I thought it be ...


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text 2018-03-07 20:28
Reading progress update: I've read 71%.
Fangirl by Rowell, Rainbow (2014) Paperback - Rainbow Rowell

OMG I so love Levi 


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