Monthly Archives: November 2015

Zombie on a Plane

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Sci-Fi November is a month-long blog event hosted by Rinn Reads and Over The Effing Rainbow. It was created to celebrate everything amazing about science fiction. From TV shows to movies, books to comics, and everything else in between, it was intended to help us share our love and passion for this genre and its many, many fandoms.


Zombie on a Plane

I don’t know about you, but I love flying. One of the main reasons is because it is a guaranteed three hours of undistracted reading time: no getting up to wander around the house, no stopping to make a snack, no internet. It’s just me and my book.

While I am from the chilly, snowy, overcast New England, I went to College down in the warm, sunny, happy South. This would require me flying at least six times per year – start of school, back and forth for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and then end of school – or more if there happened to be a hurricane that fall. One tradition that I started during all this flying, was I would always buy a mass market at the airport before each pair of flights.

For those of you that don’t know: my favorite author of all-time is Stephen King, and my favorite book by him, and the most influential book of my life (for other reasons outside of the scope of this story), is Duma Key. I picked up this book in November of 2008, when I was flying home for Thanksgiving break. Continue reading

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Backlist Burndown: Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month.


Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Tor Teen

Publication Date: May 13, 2014 (first published Jul 25, 2006)

Edition: Paperback, 672 pages

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Rating: 5/5


It’s official: Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite authors
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Guest Post Review: Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercombie (Reviewed by Jevon Knight)

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Jevon Knights is a sci-fi/fantasy writer and blogger who wants to entertain with amazing stories and enlighten with great content. He posts science fiction fantasy topics on his blog, Knights Writes, and invites you to download his collection of short stories “the Knights Scroll” for free.

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 Last Argument of Kings (The First Law book 3) Review

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The war with Angland is not going well for the Union. With soldiers, Shanka, and Fenris the Feared, King Bethod has shown just how powerful his army truly is. But the Bloody-Nine just might be great enough to turn things around. Back in Adua, the Closed Council believes they are safe from the Gurkish by a vast open sea. They will soon learn that their biggest concern is, not electing a new King but, to protect the city and their very lives.

The Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie concludes the First Law triology with tons of action and intriguing characters, but leaves you still yearning for answers to basic plot questions.

The Story and World

Glokta is back home in Adua, having failed in his attempt to secure the city of Dagoska in Gurkhul. He’s not worried about a Gurkish invasion. No one is. After all, the Gurkish are not sailors. They do not have the means to cross the sea. Continue reading

Book Review: The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower #2) by Stephen King

The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower #2) by Stephen King

Publisher: Plume

Publication Date: June 24, 2003 (first published January 1, 1987)

Edition: Paperback, 408 pages

Genre: Horror, Western, Dark Fantasy

Rating: 4/5 Rating


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Comic Book Review: I Hate Fairyland #1 (I Hate Fairyland #1) by Skottie Young

I Hate Fairyland #1 (I Hate Fairyland #1) by Skottie Young (story,art), Jean-Francois Beaulieu (art)

Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: October 14, 2015

Edition: Paperback, 32 pages

Genre: Comic, Humor

Rating: 5/5 Rating


All kinds of awesomeness
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Comic Book Review: Axcend #1 (Axcend #1) by Shane Davis

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Sci-Fi November is a month-long blog event hosted by Rinn Reads and Over The Effing Rainbow. It was created to celebrate everything amazing about science fiction. From TV shows to movies, books to comics, and everything else in between, it was intended to help us share our love and passion for this genre and its many, many fandoms.


Axcend #1 (Axcend #1) by Shane Davis (story,art,cover), Michelle Delecki (art,cover), and Morry Hollowell (art, cover)

Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: October 7, 2015

Edition: Paperback, 29 pages

Genre: Comic, Science Fiction, Video Games

Rating: 2.5/5 Rating


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Guest Post Review: Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercombie (Reviewed by Jevon Knight)

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Jevon Knights is a sci-fi/fantasy writer and blogger who wants to entertain with amazing stories and enlighten with great content. He posts science fiction fantasy topics on his blog, Knights Writes, and invites you to download his collection of short stories “the Knights Scroll” for free.

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Before They are Hanged (The First Law book 2) Review

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War has started between the major powers of the Circle of the World.

Midderland’s Union of Adua has sent its regiment north to Angland to battle King Bethod’s army. The nobles see this war as just a game for glory, but they will learn just how tough the Northmen truly are. Not forgetting the land to the south, Superior Glokta is sent to the city of Dagoska in Gurkhul to defend it from the gathering Gurkish forces. There he will experience, for the second time, the might of emperor Uthman-ul-Dosht, but not before finding the traitor from within the city. And the First of the Magi leads a group of adventurers to the edge of the World to break the First Law.

Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie continues the First Law trilogy with great settings, long journeys, lots of action, and a few awesome spells thrown in for good measure, making it even more enjoyable than the first book. Continue reading

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Graphic Novel Review: ODY-C, Vol 1 (ODY-C #1-5) by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward

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Sci-Fi November is a month-long blog event hosted by Rinn Reads and Over The Effing Rainbow. It was created to celebrate everything amazing about science fiction. From TV shows to movies, books to comics, and everything else in between, it was intended to help us share our love and passion for this genre and its many, many fandoms.


ODY-C, Vol 1 (ODY-C #1-5) by Matt Fraction (story), Christian Ward (art)

Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: June 10, 2015

Edition: Paperback, 136 pages

Genre: Comic, Science Fiction

Rating: 4.5/5 Rating


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