21 August, 2018

REVIEW: MOB PSYCHO 100 by One

Title: Mob Psycho 100
Author: One
Series: Mob Psycho 100
Genres: Manga, Comics
Publisher: Editorial Ivrea EspaƱa
Release: November, 2016
Source: Paperback
Pages: 200

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BLURB: From the creator of One-Punch Man! Do you or someone you know need an exorcist who works cheap? Reigen's your guy!

What's his secret to busting ghosts while keeping prices low? Well, first, he's a fraud, and second, he pays the guy who's got the real psychic power--his student assistant Shigeo--less than minimum wage. Shigeo is an awkward but kind boy whose urge to help others and get along with them is bound up with the mental safety locks he's placed on his own emotions. Reigen knows he needs to exploit Shigeo to stay in business, yet for better or worse he's also his mentor and counselor. And he also knows whenever the normally repressed kid's emotions reach level 100, it may unleash more psychic energy than either of them can handle!

Winner of the 2017 Shogakukan Prize for Best Shonen Manga.

20 August, 2018

19 August, 2018

SUNDAY PORTRAIT: Sarai


Happy Sunday, friends! Welcome to Sunday Portraits, where we give a face to our beloved book friends!

 Today we have: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor:

Sarai
Despite living in an environment where she has been taught to hate humans, Sarai does not feel the need to hurt them and defies Minya even if it means seclusion and disownment. Minya also fails to manipulate Sarai’s emotions by appealing to her guilt because Sarai is quite fixated on her personal beliefs and would never do anything she isn’t comfortable in doing.

Quite idealistic, Sarai has impossible dreams and feels limited by being trapped inside the citadel. She lives her life through others dreams and used unique ways to torture them.

Unlike Minya, Sarai is not practical about the hatred that she receives from them and hopes that someone will love her despite her being a godspawn

18 August, 2018

REVIEW: THE THREE HARES by Geoffrey Simpson

Title: The Three Hares
Author: Geoffrey Simpson
Series: Bloodline #1
Genres: Mystery, YA
Publisher: Thewordverve inc
Release: June 1st, 2018
Source: ebook
Pages: 222

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BLURB: The Adventure of a Lifetime . . .

Ethan Drake is a living legend.
If only his late father had mentioned it.

Ethan and his friends decode a series of cryptic riddles from an ancient treasure map. Their discovery entangles them in a centuries-old struggle between warring secret societies.

It soon becomes clear that Ethan is not just an adventurous teen who accidentally stumbles upon a shadowy world.

He is a catalyst…
a spark which ignites the resurgence.

The Three Hares is a smart, twisty adventure mystery, one that will keep you reading until the remarkable end.

17 August, 2018

REVIEW: ZERO HOUR by Craig Alanson

Title: Zero Hour
Author: Craig Alanson
Series: Expeditionary Force 5
Genres: Sci-Fi, Military Fiction
Publisher: Independently published
Release: 2017 November 17th
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 494

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BLURB:
United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite Expeditionary Force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-Merry Band of Pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of lightyears from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed ‘Skippy’ is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

 

16 August, 2018

15 August, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft by Various Authors


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft by Tess Sharpe & more!

Today we're bringing a collab book made up of several short stories about women!

Publication date: August 28th, 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

14 August, 2018

REVIEW: BLACK OPS by Craig Alanson

Title: Black Ops
Author: Craig Alanson
Series: Expeditionary Force 4
Genres: Sci-Fi, Military Fiction
Publisher: Independently published
Release: 2017 May 24th
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 673

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BLURB:
The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded 'Not so much'... now they have to deal with the consequences.

 

13 August, 2018

12 August, 2018

11 August, 2018

REVIEW: PARADISE by Craig Alanson

Title: Paradise
Author: Craig Alanson
Series: Expeditionary Force 3
Genres: Sci-Fi, Military Fiction
Publisher: Independently published
Release: 2017 October 29th
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 283

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BLURB:
While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying assure hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been trapped on the planet they nicknamed 'Paradise'. The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise. But Colonel Joe Bishop warns that they might not like what they find, and they can't do anything about it without endangering Earth.

 

10 August, 2018

REVIEW: SPECOPS by Craig Alanson

Title: SpecOps
Author: Craig Alanson
Series: Expeditionary Force 2
Genres: Sci-Fi, Space Opera
Publisher: Independently published
Release: 2017 October 29th
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 275

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BLURB:
The sequel to 'Columbus Day'. Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise and he's going to keep it; taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return. At least, this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

 

09 August, 2018

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07 August, 2018

REVIEW: STORMHAVEN by Jordan L. Hawke

Title: Stormhaven
Author: Jordan L. Hawk
Series: Whyborne & Griffin 3
Genres: LGBT, Paranormal
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Release: December 3rd, 2013
Source: ebook
Pages: 176

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BLURB:
Mysterious happenings are nothing new to reclusive scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne, but finding one of his colleagues screaming for help in the street is rather unusual. Allan Tambling claims he can’t remember any of the last hour—but someone murdered his uncle, and Allan is covered in blood.

Whyborne’s lover, dashing ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty, agrees to prove Allan’s innocence. But when Allan is deemed insane and locked away in the Stormhaven Lunatic Asylum, Griffin finds himself reliving the horrifying memories of his own ordeal inside a madhouse.

Along with their friend Christine, the two men become drawn deeper and deeper into a dark web of conspiracy, magic, and murder. Their only clue: a missing artifact depicting an unknown god. Who stole the artifact, and why can’t Allan remember what happened? And what is the truth behind the terrible experiments conducted on Stormhaven’s forbidden fourth floor?

It will take all of Whyborne’s sorcery and Griffin’s derring-do to stop the murderers and save Allan. But first, they must survive an even greater challenge: a visit from Griffin’s family.

 

06 August, 2018

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04 August, 2018

REVIEW: COLUMBUS DAY by Craig Alanson

Title: Columbus Day
Author: Craig Alanson
Series: Expeditionary Force 1
Genres: Sci-Fi, Fiction
Publisher: Independently Published
Release: 2016 January 11th
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 494

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BLURB:
We were fighting on the wrong side, of a war we couldn't win. And that was the good news. The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon come ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There go the good old days, when humans only got killed by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved. The UN Expeditionary Force hitched a ride on Kristang ships to fight the Ruhar, wherever our new allies thought we could be useful. So, I went from fighting with the US Army in Nigeria, to fighting in space. It was lies, all of it. We shouldn't even be fighting the Ruhar, they aren't our enemy, our allies are.

I'd better start at the beginning....

 

03 August, 2018

REVIEW: BREED by Niki Cluff

Title: Breed
Author: Niki Cluff
Series: Breed #1
Genres: YA, Fiction
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Release: August 3rd, 2018
Source: Kindle Edition
Pages: 264

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BLURB: A comet is set to destroy Earth, but Kyle Singer is determined to survive.

Tired of being treated like a second-class citizen thanks to her perfect brother, Kyle doesn’t think twice when offered the opportunity to attend an academy formed to stop the comet. It’s not like there’s going to be much left after the comet hits, anyway.

She's drugged, shipped off to the school, and thrown into a relationship with Ichiro Seung-hun, an exchange student from South Korea. The school isn’t just about stopping the comet. It’s a breeding program for after the comet hits and wipes out the human race. Terrified of becoming a baby-making factory, Kyle and Ichiro will do whatever it takes to escape.

02 August, 2018

01 August, 2018