Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pocket Book Reviews {November 2015} + Giveaway

I didn't read as much this month because writing a novel takes A LOT of time, especially if you're going to attempt to it in only a month. I'm happy to say that I'm close to reaching 40k words! I started reading Winter by Marissa Meyer early in the month and I thought I would finish it in a few days, but since it's the final book in the series I'm savoring it. Do you ever do that? Read a book slowly because you don't want it to end? 

Gotham Academy, Vol. 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy 
★★ (4 out of 5)

Written by Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan, and Karl Kerschl; Welcome to Gotham Academy, the most prestigious school in Gotham City. Only Gotham Academy isn't like other schools. And Olive Silverlock isn't like other students. After a mysterious incident over summer break, she's back at school with a bad case of amnesia, an even worse attitude...and an unexplained fear of bats.

This story is so fun. Who wouldn't want to go to a private school in Gotham? The cast of characters in this graphic novel are clever and funny and smart-asses at times. The story is dark and mysterious, but still a great story for all ages. I'm looking forward to getting the next volume when it comes out. 

The Rosie Project 
★★ (4 out of 5)

Written by Graeme SimsionDon Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is coninced that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project.

An intelligent man with OCD. A fiery and witty woman who doesn't follow rules. You would never think these two would ever be a match, but it's wonderful reading these two people bicker and flirt and wonder if Don will get his act together. I listened to this while in the car and it made my commute a much more enjoyable experience. 

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal
★★ (5 out of 5)

Written by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian AlphonaKamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts?

Wow! Just wow! This story is incredible and emotional and Kamala is now one of my absolute favorite superheroes because shes's so real and relatable and she isn't your typical heroine. Her story makes you wonder how your life would be changed by having powers and how you would deal with it. 

Carry On
★★ (4 out of 5)

Written by Rainbow RowellSimon Snow can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

Carry On is Harry Potter fanfiction, which sold me right away. Simon is Harry, Baz is Draco, Penelope is Hermione/Ron, and The Mage is Dumbledore. I really enjoyed reading this because it was like reading Harry Potter all over again and I was sucked into this charming, magical world. The romance between Simon and Baz goes from hate to love and you root for them the whole time. My main problem with the novel was the magic. Rowell used common phrases, song titles, and poems as the spells in this world because it made the spells feel less special and all over the place. #SimonAndBazForever

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What did you read this month?

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