Feb 092016
Book Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

Armada by Ernest Cline My rating:  (Click here to see this review on Goodreads.) Another great, nerd-filled classic by the Ohio native. As most fans of Ready Player One, I was very excited when I heard about Armada. He does succeed, again, in stirring those nostalgic nerdy memories from my childhood with various references to games and movies I played/watched growing up. I will admit, however, perhaps the references were a little too prolific, especially at the beginning of the book, but I could tell Ernest Cline was writing a book that was fulfilling a childhood fantasy. The same childhood fantasy all of us had [… Click to Continue …]

Jun 252015
Book Review: Dune

Dune by Frank Herbert My rating: (Click here to read this review on Goodreads) How do you write a review for a book like Dune? I don’t think you can! I have seen the movie several times so it was time that I finally read the book. I have to say that I was surprised how different the book is compared to the movie (btw, I’m referring to the movie with Kyle MacLachlan as Paul). As always, the book was better, however I was a little disappointed that a few of my favorite lines from the movie were not in the book (ex: “The sleeper [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 152015
Book Review: Cress

Cress by Marissa Meyer My Review  Book 3 and another very interesting rendition of Rapunzel. Marissa Meyer does almost a pretty brilliant job of not only still incorporating the different components of the traditional fairy tale but also merging it quite well with Cinder’s ongoing saga. There were a couple of edge-of-your-seat moments in this book that made you wonder, while reading, how will our heroes get out of this mess. You cannot help but to keep reading to find out how they pull it off … or do they 😉 The one negative thing I thought after finishing this book … how am I [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 102015
Book Review: Scarlet

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer My Rating: (Click here to read this review on Goodreads) I really like the modern, dystopian twist to classic fairy tales that Meyer has created in these novels. I’ll admit that when I was just starting Cinder that I didn’t think I would enjoy it despite the fact that I was slightly intrigued by a cyborg Cinderella. I initially thought that each book was an independent retelling/re-imagining of each classic tale, however when I discovered that all the books are connected and continue Cinder’s story, then I became much more interested. Scarlet is the second book of the series and, as [… Click to Continue …]

Jun 042014
Book Review: Allegiant

Allegiant by Veronica Roth My rating: (View this review on Goodreads.) I’m going to try to explain what I was feeling at the end of this book without providing any spoilers. I have to admit, I was not expecting this book to end the way it did. It left me feeling pretty shocked considering all the build up throughout all three books. This was the last book in the series and its wrapped up pretty tight. All in all I liked the series though Divergent was definitely the better of the three books. I have to admit, I went to bed feeling a little tired [… Click to Continue …]