"WARNING: This is easily one of my favorite books of all time. Prepare for a raving review.
Superspy Peter Caswell is sent on a mission in space. Pretty standard, right? A spy sent on a mission…IN SPACE…S-P-A-C-E.
Let’s think about this—a superspy who goes on missions so secret not even he knows what they are…IN SPACE." _____
Shits given: ALL OF THEM, this book gets the SIR Seal of Approval
For people who like: sci-fi, futuristic technology, mysteries, thrillers, bad ass spies
In a nutshell: A superspy is sent on a mission to find a passenger on a vanished spaceship, only to be sent through a tear in the fabric of space to a completely different universe.
Why I liked it: "Honestly, I don’t know why I love this book so much. I just do. There’s something intangible about it that sings to me. Almost in the same way Sean Connery’s James Bond does. It just works.
For the sake of the review, I’ll try to be more specific, but you have to read it. And if you disagree with me, fine, but don’t talk to me about it. Kidding. Mostly.
This thing is a page-turner. I kept wondering where the story was going. When I’d think I knew, I quickly discovered I was more clueless than before. And no, I never did figure it out. I was “forced” to keep turning the page.
The main characters (there’s really two main protagonists—the second isn’t introduced for quite a while, but she’s pretty cool) are well-written. By that, I mean they’re believable and don’t do egregiously stupid things for the sake of the plot.
Don’t get me started on the technology. To sum it up simply—it’s fucking cool.
There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about this book. Hough totally leaves it open for a sequel…perhaps an entire series. I can’t wait for the second book! FULL REVIEW ON SIRBOOKBLOG.COM
Do any of you guys play video games? I wouldn't call myself a gamer (I don't really enjoy FPS or collaborative online games) but there are a few series I'm obsessed with, mostly fantasy adventure type games. (Given my taste in books, I'm sure that's shocking.)
The Legend of Zelda games are my absolute favorites. I grew up playing them, and I've been playing the latest, Breath of the Wild, for almost a year now. I love the world of these games and the reimagining of the Hero of Time legend in each installment.
Hyrule Historia lays out the history and timeline of the kingdom of Hyrule. It gives background information on each of the different games and features art and designs from the creators.
I love this cover and this book, but it's ridiculously hard to photograph, because it's so large! Even this photo gave me problems, but it's totally worth it. All of the concept art in this book is just .
. #FrenchieFantasyAnniversary: cover love #GrimDragon: oddly-sized books
Cover Reveal for Picture Perfect Lie by Marquita Valentine .
Coming March 27, 2018
Series: Kings of Castle Beach #1 .
All Campbell Faircloth wanted was a safe place to call home.
All Knight King wanted was to leave his hometown behind.
I never expected to end up in Castle Beach, surrounded by a family who believes that I’m not only their brother’s wife, but the mother of his infant daughter.
I can’t tell them the truth—Knight and I met only three days earlier, during a layover in Atlanta.
He was headed out to fight in a war that hardly anyone talked about anymore, and I was headed back home to a family who pretended that I didn’t exist.
He helped me with my baby.
He kept us safe while we slept.
We shared lunch and dinner… and I spilled all my secrets to him.
Then he gave me an address, along with an offer I couldn’t refuse. ***
Six months later he’s back to bury his brother, and my lie is about to be exposed.
Only Knight doesn’t say a word.
He goes along with the charade, and each day we spend together, pretending to be husband and wife, it’s getting harder and harder not to believe in our lie.
Could our picture perfect lie turn into a picture perfect forever? .
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The delirium trilogy is the only one of all those young-adult-dystopian-series that got published after the Hunger Games hype that I have actually read. •
Day 22 of #grimdragon February
Well, well, well. What to say about this? The precision loving German in me feels very uncomfortable. Those books are a trilogy. I have no idea why they are not the same size. Even the two taller books are not exactly the same height DEAR PULBLISHERS WHAT THE HECK??? WHY DO YOU DO THIS? DO YOU WANT TO FUCK US UP ON PURPOSE?!?
Besides, those very small paperbacks are a pain in the ass to read. The pages just won’t open enough to read comfortably without me bending the book a lot. Poor book. •
what was your favourite fairy tale as a child?
➳ Hansel and Gretel!
quick caption only to tell you about my obsession with fairy tales, especially anything Grimm Brothers. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. My fantasy novel is based on one of their fairy tale but it's one of the underrated ones so you probably wouldn't know it
The Lunar Chronicles are the perfect examples of SO FREAKING GREAT retellings. The books are just so amazing even though I am still scared to read the last book.
Do you love fairy tales as much as I do?
Hey y'all! How's your Thursday going? I'm working today but we're not too busy so I'm sneaking in some reading and drinking hot chocolate!
I had to share a photo of The Cruel Prince without the dust jacket because look how freaking pretty it is! I love discovering surprises like this underneath the dust jacket!
What's your favorite naked book?
The Sleepy Songbird
When I checked this book out, I anticipated a sweet and simple story about a bird who needed to find his way home.
The story is actually so much sweeter! And the illustrations by #suzannebarton are gorgeous, bright, and original.
In The Sleepy Songbird, we meet Peep, who is searching the treetops for the beautiful music that he hears every morning. When he finally finds the dawn chorus, he begs to join.
His audition is at dawn, so he stays up all night practicing—but then oversleeps! He gets one more chance to audition, but doesn’t cut it!
As the rest of the story unfolds, you learn important lessons about disappointment, dreams, and finding the right path for you. It’s just lovely. Suzanne Barton also wrote here other books that have the same artwork and lighthearted stories. Check them out! @bloomsburypublishing
This was such a delightful book! I’ve become a big fan of #kristynalitten ever since I found Blue & Bertie. So when we found this at the library, I had to nab it. •
This story is about a collecting robot named Norton who is also an inventor. He conducts experiments and builds stuff with all the neat things he collects.
One day he finds something unlike anything he’s ever seen before—a beautiful, colorful flower. He has no clue what it is or what it’s for, and so he gives up on it. But the surprise at the end of this book teaches that beauty doesn’t need any other purpose than to make us smile.
If you like robots and friendships, and promoting science and art, then you’ll adore #nortonandalpha. @simonandschuster
Day 22 of #bookhoardersinfeb18 is a book that made you think. Some of these told me things I already knew but in a way that made it easier to conceptualise, others shook out my ideas and showed me something new.
Bookstagram Prompt @tbb_box - 22nd February - A Genre Never Tried.
Well this is my second post on this Prompt but I had to do it.
Last year (2017) was the first time I came across a Genre I, never really knew or heard about. I just enjoyed the blurb and received the review copy and since then.
"DYSTOPIA (Dystopian) & PARANORMAL."
Dystopian & Paranormal Genre books have been my absolute favorite. Thanks to @brindiful for writing such fascinating books they are such a delight to read and explore.
The most striking feature of Dystopian fiction is its dynamic and ever-changing character. I, strongly recommend that you guys grab at least one Dystopian novel and enjoy it. You too will absolutely be surprised by how these books are far more intresting than others.