Monthly Archives: March 2016

Book Review: Arena by Holly Jennings

Arena by Holly Jennings

Publisher: Ace

Publication Date: April 5, 2016

Edition: Kindle, 336pages

Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Video Games

Rating: 3.5/5


The harsh reality of virtual reality gaming
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Comic Book Review: Cry Havoc #2 (Cry Havoc #2) by Simon Spurrier

Cry Havoc #2 (Cry Havoc #2) by Simon Spurrier (story), Ryan Kelly (art, cover), and Emma Price (cover)

Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: March 11, 2016

Edition: Paperback, 11 pages

Genre: Comic, Dark Fantasy

Rating: 4/5 Rating


Óttar is my new favorite 😄
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The Friday Face-Off: Green with Envy

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a new weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.


The Friday Face-Off: Green with Envy

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentlemen Bastard Sequence #1) by Scott Lynch

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Backlist Burndown: The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) 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.


The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Tor Teen

Publication Date: October 17, 2014 (first published October, 2007)

Edition: Paperback, 768 pages

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4.5/5


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The Time Traveler’s Almanac: A Night on the Barbary Coast by Kage Baker

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A Night on the Barbary Coast by Kage Baker

Section: Reactionaries and Revolutionares

Genre: Science Fiction

Rating: 3/5 Rating


Another short-story in the Company series!

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Tops 5 Reads of 2015! 5 Star Books

Throughout the month of January (more like February now, I guess) first few months of the 2016 year, I will posting various “best of” lists, ranging from the best books I read that were published in 2015, to my top 5 and 4 stars reads of 2015, to the best short fiction of 2015, and to my favorite foodie quotes!

Today, I am happy to announce my…

Top 5 Reads of 2015! 5 Star Books


5. The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson

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About the Book:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson’s epic Mistborn Trilogy continues with The Well of Ascension.

They did the impossible, deposing the godlike being whose brutal rule had lasted a thousand years. Now Vin, the street urchin who has grown into the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Elend Venture, the idealistic young nobleman who loves her, must build a healthy new society in the ashes of an empire.

They have barely begun when three separate armies attack. As the siege tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestows.

It may just be that killing the Lord Ruler was the easy part. Surviving the aftermath of his fall is going to be the real challenge.

My Rating: 5/5

Why You Should It: Do I really need to give you a reason to read this? How could you not want to continue on with the Mistborn trilogy after reading Mistborn: The Final Empire? Vin? Kelsier? Elend? C’mon people!

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Graphic Novel Review: Utopiates by Josh Finney and Kat Rocha

Utopiates by Josh Finney (story, art), and Kat Rocha (art)

Publisher: 01 Publishing

Publication Date: August 21, 2012

Edition: Paperback, 84 pages

Genre: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Mystery

Rating: 3.5/5 Rating


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Guest Post: 7 Aliens in Movies, Ranked by Order of Significance by Ken Brosky

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I received my MFA in fiction writing from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. I’ve had over a dozen short stories published, but my main focus now is Young Adult books. My previous series, The Grimm Chronicles, is an award-winning (really!) fantasy adventure series about a hero who must vanquish the monsters of Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

My newest series is The Earth-X Chronicles, a YA sci-fi adventure that spans time and space. Alien ghosts, backstabbing clans, and mysterious keepers of knowledge all conspire to make this an entertaining series! I’m so excited about it that I just swallowed my gum!


7 Aliens in Movies, Ranked by Order of Significance

By Ken Brosky

  1. Thermians – These lovable aliens from the acclaimed Galaxy Quest just want to not be bullied, so can you really blame them for abducting a bunch of actors? They asked nicely. In all honesty, I remember seeing Galaxy Quest and not being impressed. But now I can honestly say I’ll watch it anytime, anywhere … the references to Star Trek and the humor get better and better every time!

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