1/30/20

Ink and Bone

Ink and Bone Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Author: Rachel Caine

Genre: fantasy, alternated history, steampunk

Age: YA


POV: 3rd person

Summary:
In a world where the Great Library of Alexandria never burn down. It rules over everyone lives and controls knowolged. Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family. Jess has been sent to be his family's spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library's service.

1/27/20

Morning Girl

Morning Girl Morning Girl by Michael Dorris

Goodreaads Review

Genre: Historical fiction

Age: MG

POV: 1st person

Summary: This brief, lyrical novel explores the world of a sister and brother living on a lush island in the Bahamas just before the arrival of Columbus. Morning Girl and Star Boy narrate the story in alternating chapters, giving readers a view into the Taino Indian culture of which they are a part. That they must live in harmony with nature is a given; that the children recognize the power of that harmony is elegantly drawn.

1/24/20

Mune, Gardien of the Moon: Movie review


Mune: Guardian of the Moon PosterOriginal title: Mune, le gardien de la lune 

Genre: Fantasy, animation, adventure, comedy

Rated: PG

Year of Release: 2015 (France)

Director: Alexandre Heboyan and Benoît Philippon

Summary: When an evil magma demon and his minions steals the sun of a magical world, the new guardians of both the sun and the moon must embark on a quest to retrieve it and save their world from disaster as the moon faces destruction as well.

1/23/20

Interview with the Vampire

Interview with the Vampire Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Author: Ann Rice

Genre: Paranormal

Age: YA, Adult


POV: Switch between 3rd and 1st person

Series: The Vampire's Chronical

Summary: In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life - the story of a vampire, gifted with eternal life, cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood.

1/22/20

The Wreckers

The Wreckers The Wreckers by Iain Lawrence

Non-spoiler review

Author: Iain Lawrence 
Genre: Sailing, action, historical-fic
Age: MG

POV: 1st person

Summary: On the shores of Cornwall there a village that make a living off the cargo that washes ashore after a shipwreck. There a must darker side, the wreckers will light lamps to lure ship to the rocks causing them to wreck and the crew that services will be murder.  

1/21/20

TTT #30 The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

1. Three Black Swans

by Caroline B. Cooney

1/17/20

Rango: movie review

Rango PosterGenre: Animation, western, comedy

Year of Release: 2011

Rated: PG

Director: Gore Verbinski

Summary: Rango is a pet chameleon always on the lookout for action and adventure, except the fake kind, where he directs it and acts in it. After a car accident, he winds up in an old western town called Dirt. What this town needs the most is water, but they also need a hero and a sheriff. The thirsty Rango instantly takes on the role of both and selfishly agrees to take on the case of their missing water.

1/16/20

Reading the World: Japanese Mythology

Author: Juliet Piggott

Note on the book cover: I don't have the dust jacket for my copy. I'm assuming this is what my copy will look like with a dust jacket. Without the dust jacket there an engraving of a Nio, which is a guardian king, whose images stand at temple gates to frighten off demons.

Summary: Discusses the mythology of Japan, its origins in Shintoism and Buddhism, and the gods, spirits, men, and animals that appear in the many legends and stories.

Review: The book Japanese mythology explores the history, culture, religion, and mythology of Japan. Some chapters are little tidbits on each of these categories. It does not go into a lot of detail. Enough to expands one's knowledge.

1/15/20

WWWs #5




It's time for another WWWs Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taken on a World of Words

What are you currently reading?

1/10/20

The Matrix Reloaded & Revolution: Double feature Movie Review

The Matrix Reloaded PosterThe Matrix Revolutions PosterGenre: Sci-fic, action

Rated: R

Year of Release: May 2003 & November 2003

Director: Lilly Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers)

Review for The Matrix

Summary for Reloaded: Neo and his allies race against time before the machines discover the city of Zion and destroy it. While seeking the truth about the Matrix, Neo must save Trinity from a dark fate within his dreams.

Summary for Revolution: The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

Review: Starting with Reloaded it begins with a slow past. While the first movie set up the world, rules, and hooks you in with all the action. Reloaded dumps talk of philosophy on the audiences. Mainly about chose and free will. these themes follow in to the third movie.

1/9/20

The Dead Gentleman

The Dead GentlemanThe Dead Gentleman by Matthew Cody

 Goodreads Review

Author: Matthew Cody

Genre: Steampunk, Action, Adventure


Age: MG

POV: alternates between 1st and 3rd person

Summary: Attention, thieves, scoundrels, and fearless adventures. The Dead Gentleman is a wild ride between parallel New York City timestreams 1901 and today. Eleven-year-old Tommy Learner is a street orphan and an unlikely protégé of the Explorers, a secret group dedicated to exploring portals, the hidden doorways to other worlds. But in the basement of an old hotel, his world collides with that of modern-day Jezebel Lemon. 

1/7/20

TTT #29 books/series I need to start/finish in 2020



Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is books/series I need start/finish in 2020. 

I am bad at keeping up with series. I will either read the first book of a series and chose to never read the rest of the series. Or I'll read the first book and want to continue with the series but, forget about it. I just have other books to read and things to do.

1.  Lionboy trilogy 

Author: Zizou Corder

1/4/20

Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings

Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings (Real Mermaids, #1)Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau

 Non-spoiler reivew


Author: Helene Boudreau 

Genre: Mermaids, fantasy, magic realism

Age: MG

POV: 1st person


Summary: Getting your first period is not that easy, sprouting a fish tail in the tub is not either. Jade soon discovers she inherited her mermaid tendencies from her mom. But if mom was a mermaid? Then how did she drown? Jade is determined to find out. How does a plus-size aqua-phobic mer-girl go about doing that explain? And how will Jade be able to explain her secret to her best friend and her crush Luke?

1/3/20

Journey Through Fiction: Magic Realism



What is Magic Realism?

 Simplify version:

Magical realism or marvelous realism is a style of fiction that paints a realistic view of the modern world while also adding magical elements. It is sometimes called fabulism, in reference to the conventions of fables, myths, and allegory - Wikipedia

The Aeronauts: movie review

The Aeronauts PosterGenre: Action, Adventure, Biography

Rated: PG- 13

Year of Release: 2019

Director: Tom Harper

Summary: In 1862, pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) teams up with daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world, they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

1/2/20

December wrap-up 2019




Books: 3  

E-books: 3 

 Audio book: 1  

Total Read This Mouth: 7

Total Read This Year: 105

Cirque du Freak books 4,5,6

Author: Darren Shan

Genre: fantasy, paranormal

Age: Upper MG

POV: 1st person


Book 4: Vampire Mountain 


Summary: Eight years has pass, Mr. Crepsly and Darren are going to Vampire Mountain to be presented in front of the vampire council.  Along the way they find traces of Vampaneze.