Book Review #138 – Wildcard

Wildcard by Marie Lu
Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Warcross, #2
Length: 341 Pages
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All bets are off. This time the gamble is survival.

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems—and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

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Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag- 2018


Have You Been Naughty or Nice?

I recently saw this tag and since it is the Holidays, I figured why not do it? After all, it does seem like a fun tag to do! I believe I would be Nice this year, but let’s see how I do.


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Graphic Novel Review #15 – Slothilda: Living the Sloth Life

Slothilda: Living the Sloth Life by Dante Fabiero
Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 128 Pages
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ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

A charming collection of comics about an ambitious little sloth who’d rather just take it easy.

Are you a fan of carbs, the internet, and naps? Slothilda is your spirit animal!

From former Simpsons animator Dante Fabiero comes this all-too-real comic series about an adorable little sloth who’s driven by her desire for self-improvement. Slothilda explores an inner conflict we can all relate to―the desire to succeed and grow, while paradoxically dealing with the ever present temptation to sloth.

With themes related to work, fitness, food, shopping, and pets―this book shows that you’re not the only sloth at heart.

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Book Review #137 – Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C.Dao
Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Rise of the Empress, #2
Length: 384 Pages
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Princess Jade has grown up in exile, hidden away in a monastery while her stepmother, the ruthless Xifeng, rules as Empress of Feng Lu. But the empire is in distress and its people are sinking into poverty and despair. Even though Jade doesn’t want the crown, she knows she is the only one who can dethrone the Empress and set the world right. Ready to reclaim her place as rightful heir, Jade embarks on a quest to raise the Dragon Lords and defeat Xifeng and the Serpent God once and for all. But will the same darkness that took Xifeng take Jade, too? Or will she find the strength within to save herself, her friends, and her empire?
Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with breathtaking pain and beauty, Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix is filled with dazzling magic, powerful prose, and characters readers won’t soon forget.

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Dear Santa…

3I’ve been good this year and all I want for Christmas this year are books….

Every year for Christmas, it is almost a tradition for Children around the world to write Letters for Santa or a Christmas List to send to the North Pole. They promise Santa that they been a good child this year and share what they would like to find in their presents underneath their Christmas Tree. Today, we are all writing that letter, asking for books! You can write out an actual letter, or just simply state which books you are hoping to receive this year.


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Graphic Novel Review #14 – Super Chill

Super Chill by Adam Ellis
Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 120 Pages
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ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

From former Buzzfeed illustrator Adam Ellis comes a collection of autobiographical comics that follows a year in the artist’s life.

Adam’s comics deal with weightier topics like seasonal affective disorder and struggles with self-esteem, while also touching on the silly and absurd—like his brief, but intense obsession with crystals. With a bright, positive outlook and a sense of humor, Super Chill tells a story that is both highly relatable and intensely personal.

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