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Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster

Hey everyone I hope you are all having a great Monday!  A couple weeks ago I decided that I would finally watch the new Star Wars, which came out in theatres long enough ago that it is coming out on DVD. And I truly enjoyed the movie. After finishing it I went straight to and bought the book (as well as reading the original script to the movie). Since I am a bit behind on my reading due to work and personal matters I thought I would do a quick review for this book. The book is a novelization of the movie but I have often read novelizations in the past and they have been pretty good. I found that in this book there was more information given to stories than was portrayed in the movie. This is probably because Alan Dean Foster read the original script (see, my crazy is more research than anything else) where he would have seen the stories that were cut from the final product. There is also something about being able to see the inner thinkings of each character that adds to t

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Hey everyone. I hope you are having a good Monday. This week I read a book that has been on my reading list for over a year. I had heard from many people over the year that this was a book that was worth reading. And I have to say, they were right. I will say, after reading it, that the first little bit was boring. A few times I found myself questioning what was really interesting in the read. But as I went on I realized that even though nothing huge was going on the story itself was still interesting. Many of you may know that I love a good apocalypse story. This was an end of the world story that doesn't involve zombies, viruses, or anything unnatural. It was just the survival story of a family in a very bad situation. But let me tell you a bit about it: Everyone in town is talking about the asteroid that is going to hit the moon. Miranda has been listening to it for weeks. No one thinks anything of it because scientists don't seem to be worrying at all. On the night

New Release: By the Hands of Men Book 3 (May 17)

Hey everyone, really quick mention today even though I posted yesterday. A while ago I did a review for The Old World by Roy M. Griffis. You can find that review here: The third book in this series is being released today I believe and I would love to invite all of you to check it out. I will post the link below. I enjoyed the first book in the series greatly and I am currently reading the second as well, which I will do a review for once I finish. After that I will read the third book and do a review for that as well. I have no doubt that the third book will be just as captivating and exciting as the first and second. So check it out please and purchase the series if you are interested. The author has a strong voice and I encourage everyone to read this series as a part of History.

The Enemy by Charlie Higson

When I was in high school two of my friends were very into this series and I used to hear them talk about it all the time. At the time I was interested in a different sort of books so I never thought about reading them until now, when I was in the need of some well rated popular books. I loved the idea of everyone older than 14 being a danger to society. Some of you may remember that a few weeks ago I read Quarantine where anyone in their teen years was the danger to the adults. This contrast works greatly when read back to back because you get to see two complete opposites of the same sort of story. Big difference with this books than most I read, it is set in London, England instead of the USA. It's a great change in my opinion. In the US it is much easier to get guns than it is in England (so I have been told) so the children had to actually be creative in finding ways to fight off the adults and defend themselves. I would have liked the have read more about the story star

Z- Minus by Perrin Briar

Hey everyone I hope you are having a good Monday. A few weeks ago someone reached out to me about downloading this book from Kobo or Amazon since it was free. I figured, since it was a free book, I didn't have much to lose. I checked out some of the other ratings for this book, as I normally do to get a few different opinions before forming my own, and it didn't look promising. While I always look at the lowest and highest review for the differing opinions I found it hard to find a good review. For my own opinion I tried not to think too much about the negative things I read. The author didn't have the strongest voice and I had a problem with the dialogue since it wasn't very realistic. The story itself had promise but I found it was just another take on a popular topic. Since Zombies have become such a popular part of our culture I find an author has to have a very unique new way of presenting them to catch anyone attention in a big way. But let me tell you what I

Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas

This book has been on my list for a very long time. I loved the idea of a story set in the setting of a high school where the children were not able to get out. It almost sounded like my high school experience, except I did eventually escape. The author had a strong voice and told the story in a much different way than I expected. I had thought that it would start before the virus and then slowly make its way through what happens during and after. Instead the virus is mentioned briefly and the chapters skip ahead in time quickly to keep up with the interesting information. Let me tell you a bit more about it: David was having a bad week when he discovered his girlfriend cheating on him and he punched the man in the face bringing on the wrath of the entire football team. He tried to make the best of it since it was his brother Will's first day in high school but from the first moment he steps foot in the school things go from bad to worse. An explosion rocks the school sendi