Review: THE REVENGE OF SEVEN (novel) by Pittacus Lore

The Revenge of SevenThe Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Are you freaking kidding me!?!? Gahhhh! Another year!!! (Review to come soon…ugh!)

One month later…

Well, it seems I’m behind on my reviews. And sorry to say that this book is no longer fresh in my mind for me to give a more deserving review, so I’ll do what I can.

After what happened in The Fall of Five, we find the group lost and divided. Each person has to deal with what happened and each group has to find a way to get back to the others.

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Review: The Blood of Olympus

The Blood of OlympusThe Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well, it’s another end to another great journey. As with any awesome series, I’m feel somewhat sad to see the characters off. Especially this crew of “misfit” demigods.

As much as I loved this book, it definitely left me wanting. But maybe that’s what the author intended. The characters are, after all, demigods. Their story is hardly ever really over, sometimes not even after death, as has been the case with many gods and heroes before them. So, it would seem appropriate to have some of these characters come away from the aftermath of the final battle with questions yet to be answered.

However, I’m sure that doesn’t sit well with many readers. Even I wanted more of a clear cut happy ending at the end of a 6-book journey, but I’m not disappointed.

Rick didn’t falter in showing us the growth of each character through the previous five books. He made them more apparent of their changes, in physical appearance, personality, and self-esteem. Those middle school and high school years are torturous in terms of personal development, and it seems Rick understands that, which is why these books draw so many young (and young-at-heart) readers to them.

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Review: The Young Elites (Novel) by Marie Lu

The Young ElitesThe Young Elites by Marie Lu
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

(NOTE: This review is based on the ARC of the novel)

I figured since I’ve read Marie Lu’s Legend series, I could handle what was in store for me with her newest series, The Young Elites.

It goes to show how much I know!

Marie introduces us to a fantasy world that is dealing with the aftermath of a mass plague, in which a portion of the young people develop unique powers, varying from person to person. Not everyone has them, though, and of course, this causes fear and conflict within the country.

It’s not a wholly unique premise, as that pretty much describes the turmoil the mutants have to go through in X-Men, but the characters that Marie has created draw you into this world.

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Review: Opposition (novel) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Let me state first off, the majority of this book can be labeled as smexy romance. It’s not quite New Adult, but it’s definitely getting near the border between YA and NA, and good reason as there’s a hot teenage boy who can’t stop thinking about what normal teenage boys can’t stop thinking about. In this case, though, he does more than think about it. So yeah, let’s just put that out there, because really, Daemon is a bad boy in that sexy way.

Now, even though the majority of the book is a romance, yes, there’s still the sci-fi element of it, too. There’s definitely a lot of action and drama and turmoil. Many fights to be had between Luxen and humans, and Luxen and Luxen, and Luxen and Arum, so it’s all good tension. And what we thought we knew about Luxen, we didn’t know enough.

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My Weekend at Comic-Con 2014

This being my 18th year attending Comic-Con (although I mistakenly said 17 to everyone I mentioned it to at the Con), you’d like one would get tired of it.  But that’s the glory of Comic-Con, it doesn’t get old.  There’s always, and I mean always, something different, something new, to experience.  Granted, an event of this magnitude brings out some of the unflattering traits of humanity despite every effort on the part of those involved in organizing the event to make it a highly positive experience for all.

For me and my friends, I believe we’re on the positive side of things.  I understand that I cannot possibly achieve meeting the actors that I want to meet and attend the panels that I want to attend and get the autographs of authors that I admire (even though I most certainly try), but what I can get, I am grateful for.

I will try to help convey the pleasantries of this often overwhelming weekend, not to make anyone jealous of my fortune, but to make people aware of one of the many experiences that one can have at San Diego Comic-Con, as well as give anyone who’s planning to attend bits and pieces of what to expect.

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Steven Spielberg, Stop Killing Our Extinct Dinosaurs!

I used to admire Steven Spielberg for his awesome films.  That is, until I saw this!

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How could he proudly sit there in front of the dead beautiful creature of God?!  And apparently, this isn’t his first hunt!

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The Flash, Arrow, Gotham News moved to TheFandom.net

Okay, I’ve decided to move any news regarding these shows to TheFandom.net.  Hope you’re willing to read the info there!

Karl Yune To Join ARROW Cast as Maseo Yamashiro

Just recently, I posted about Devon Aoki being cast in a recurring role in the upcoming season of Arrow.  Well, her character has a husband named Maseo Yamashiro, and he will be played by Karl Yune.

Like Devon, Karl has been kind of out of the limelight the past few years, but this new role could revive his career. (I’m hoping!)

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Devon Aoki In Recurring Role in ARROW

As expected, we’ll have some characters introduced into Season 3 of Arrow, one of them being Katana, who will be played by Devon Aoki.  Devon hasn’t appeared in any movies or TV shows in a few years, but is most recognized for her roles in Sin City and 2 Fast 2 Furious. Continue reading

GOTHAM Character Posters Several Feature Recognizable Names

After the success of The CW’s Arrow, it’s no surprise that the Fox/WB duo is hitting the small screen again with another superhero-related drama based on Batman’s dark city, Gotham.  But in this version, it’s more the story of Detective James Gordon, who years later, becomes Commissioner Gordan to Bruce Wayne’s Batman.  For now, it’s just Bruce Wayne, and several other tainted individuals whose “ordinary” names you may recognize.

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