The Immortal Iron Fist: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 Review

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Hi guys,

after watching Netflix “Iron Fist” and really enjoying it i decided to read more about it and go for the most acclaimed comic of his.

Experience a brand-new kind of Iron Fist story, one steeped in legends and fables stretching back through the centuries! Orphaned as a child and raised in the lost city of K’un-Lun, Danny Rand returned to America as the mystical martial artist Iron Fist – but all his kung fu skills can’t help him find his place in the modern world. After learning that the legacy of the Iron Fist holds more secrets than he ever dreamed, Danny is invited to fight in a tournament against the Immortal Weapons. At stake is the life of his friend, the legacy of his father and mentor…and the future of K’un-Lun!

This is a collection of volumes, so for me was kind of new. It got confusing at times but i blame myself for that, it does give you an inside look on previous Iron Fists and how they ended up. Regarding the origin story of Danny i think is not explicit but gives us little pieces through the story that we need to gather. Still, it should be direct, at least i don’t remember a lot just the major.

I liked the story and i’m curious about the next volume, already ordered 😛 let’s see what expects Danny!

I gave it 4 out of 5.

5-stars

Stay awesome,

Viviana

 

 

 

The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus #4) Book Review

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After months of hiatus, i’m sorta of back.

It took me months to read this book, not because it sucks but because it drags a lot and i wasn’t in the mood to read it. I didn’t read anything else in between. No excuses, this blog was always for me to write my reviews and never feel like a chore. So i hope you (those who find this on google 😛 ) read it and enjoy it.

So, like i said before, this book drags too much for my taste. Is the fourth book in a series and it felt like it, like a filler at least to me. Main spoilers next.

Even with all the action and interactions will different environments and characters there can be too many things happening. Still, the book has the same feeling as the previous, which can also be boring to read 4 books all with the same tone. Still i have it 3.5 out of 5.

4-stars

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Everything, Everything Book Review

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Hello,

I just finished Everything, Everything after a beautiful trip to Madeira.
I was reading it before but really really slowly. Bu this time i finally finished it!

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

I pickup this book after seeing all the great reviews and to be honest after reading “I’ll Give you the Sun” and loving it.

This is about a girl whose life is different, she is sick and can’t go to the outside. But one day she sees her new neighbors and feels different about Olly. Now i will stay quiet 🙂 this is enough to get you going.

If you like light funny YA books, this is for you and if you like stories where we see what life should be about you should definitely read this. A more detailed review next!

I gave it 4.5 out of 5.

5-stars

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The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus #3) Book Review

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Hello,

I was on vacation the last 2 weeks, so i took that time to finish this book and start the next one. Just like the previous one there will be no synopsis.

Overall it’s a great book and a good addition to the series, is it necessary? The beginning is massive and maybe to small still good. But this book is more about the group and how they work together. There are a ton of different plot lines and it can be hard to remember everything, i still loved it.

5 out of 5

5-stars

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The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus #2) Book Review

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Hello,

Today the review of the second book in the Heroes of Olympus series.
Because it’s synopsis is kind of spoilery, i will not put it in today.
As always, making a review of a series is difficult but i will make sure you know the right amount of things.

We start this journey with Percy in a place he isn’t used too, with time he joins Hazel and Frank and just like Percy always does, an adventure starts. He doesn’t have a memory of his past just one name “Annabeth”.

This is a good book and a good installment but, maybe because the first one was on a known environment, it’s easier to get into. This one was a little different, a better explanation of this on the spoilers part. It’s a must read for any fans of this series because it makes the prophesy of the seven a lot more detailed and explains us how the world of Gods works. Frank and Hazel are very different from Piper and Leo, Jason and Percy are very alike.

I gave it 4.5 out of 5

5-stars

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The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olynpus #1) Book Review

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Hello!

Today i bring you my review for the first book in the series “The Heroes of Olympus”, “The Lost Hero”.
I loved the “Percy Jackson” series, with all my heart really and, i don’t know how this man does it but, i loved this first book. It felt just like the previous and, because of the first series and the researched i did on Greek Mythology, i was guessing everything that was going on (later on the spoilers section).
Jason has a problem.
He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper, and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?

Piper has a secret.
Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare about his being in trouble. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits during the school trip, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.

Leo has a way with tools.
When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about, and some camper who;s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god. Does this have anything to do with Jason’s amnesia, or the fact that Leo keeps seeing ghosts?
If you like Percy Jackson or Greek Mythology, read this book, but the fun part is you don’t need the first series to understand the mechanics of this series. It does gives you some backround.
Rck Riordan is an amazing writer and it’s has become one of my favorite writers, it always picks me up.

I gave it 5 out of 5 and would give it a ton more.

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Rogues by George R. R. Martin Book Review

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“How the Marquis Got His Coat Back” by Neil Gaiman

I don’t remember this tale so well, to be honest i enjoyed it but felt lost in it. I later found this was a character from Neverwhere (on my TBR), maybe because i wasn’t expecting a fantastical adventure or because i didn’t understood a thing i just enjoyed it. I like the character personality, i guess that might be good for Neverwhere.

“Provenance” by David W. Ball

Nazi-collector of art, i don’t remember a lot sadly. I read it a few months back.

“What Do You Do?” by Gillian Flynn

What the actual f*?

  • Short and sweet: check
  • Creepy and mindf*cking: check

You can tell this is from Gillian specially after “Sharp Objects”, for me it followed the same lines. The plot? I can’t say a word without spoiling everything, the main point is the same through all the book the bad and the ugly. Just read it if you can and are a fan of Gillian. Totally mind blowing.

“A Better Way to Die” by Paul Cornell

Clone school, parallel worlds and subplot. Nice story but it could be more detailed (since i didn’t understood it for 80% of reading it). First time reading Paul Cornell, a lot of descriptions but it didn’t grab me.

“A Year and a Day in Old Theradane” by Scott Lynch

This was awesome! Fast pace, intriguing, unique and a true fantasy adventure.
Some things were missing, but even with that 5 out 5 really.
I have a feeling i would really like Scott Lynch books.

“The Caravan to Nowhere” by Phyllis Eisenstein

Well, a nice surprise. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this story as much has i did, because it was a known character.
The way drugs were portrait felt real and even with a small space for character grown and plot twists, it managed to surprised me.

“Bent Twig” by Joe R. Lansdale

Second best story in the all book (first being the Gillian Flynn one), the one from GRRM is not a story is the all goal of me reading this xD

Quick, with funny characters, could ask more anything more. It’s dark but the comedy does a great job at reliving it. I kinda want to read more about them.

“The Lightning Tree” by Patrick Rothfuss

Pretty cool, from someone who never read Patrick Rothfuss this story made me want to read more. Maybe it was the character.

“Now Showing” by Connie Willis

I was so tired of so many short stories i didn’t read this.

The Rogue Prince, or, A King’s Brother” by George R.R. Martin

The moment i was waiting for, this short story. Was it worthy? Actually yes. I really liked knowing everything about Westeros and that the present events (GoT events) are just repetitions of the past. How marriage works and how the crown is never safe.

Overall 4 out of 5 just because some short stories were amazing.

4-stars

Stay awesome,

Viviana

 

Deadpool, Vol. 2: Soul Hunter

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Hello,

i know, so quickly?! Comic books make me this, i read it very fast and then read really slowly (this is completely normal).

This type or reviews are really hard because i feel it doesn’t need a spoiler review but i also don’t have a ton o things to add. In this case i liked this volume better to the first but just because i already have a context. Continues the story from the previous volume and goes a little deeper in Deadpool history.

We get to see other super heros like Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Spider-man (spidey!! :D). I got to give it to the internet world, Spiderman + Deadpool is a thing and it’s totally real, i had fun reading this volume and that is what is all about.

4.5 starts this time!

4-stars

I hope you liked this small and quick review, stay tuned for my reviews of the short stories from the book Rogues!

Stay awesome,

Viviana

Deadpool, Vol. 1: Dead Presidents

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Hello!

I just read my first Deadpool comic and was very pleased.

I was always curious about Deadpool and after seeing the movie it got me, really did. I bought the volumes 1 and 2 as soon as i could but only managed to read it now. (damn you reading slump).

This is not a birth story, it’s not how Deadpool was born but a story in his life. A funny and different (for me!). Dead presidents are brought to life by a mage and are trying to end America as it is. He is helping S.H.I.E.L.D and even Doctor Strange appears. All fun and games actually but Deadpool remains true to itself and made jokes (good ones!) and kept his seriousness when he needed.

Overall, i enjoyed it but it’s a really pointless story, i hope volume two is better.

4-stars

Stay awesome,

Viviana

 

An Ember in the Ashes Book Review

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What you are about to read is a book review from someone who haven’t read a book this good in a long longe time. Excuse me if i sound crazy 😛

As you seen from the title, I, who haven’t been able to fell in love with a book for a long time, read “An Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir . I’m sorry for taking too long to even update with book hauls or just photos but i’m taking this easy!

This book destroyed me, i felt anxious everytime i read it. I felt the need to read more to understand what Laia and Elias where going through, what the Cook really is, how could Izzi handle so many years, how Helene felt, how the Commander was able to be like that and what she was planning, what the Augurs are saying and so much more…
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.
Don’t judge the book by that last paragraph, this is not 100% love story. For me it has enought loving moments and short to me is just the right amount. The plot has a large amount of twists of at least some points we might not be expecting.

The world Sabaa built is amazing, from the creatures to the mystic elements and the culture. Even with all the action going on, almost everything is explained, you understand everything and how the characters fit in this world.
You are left with a ton of questions just like me but that questions are what make this book so f*ing good.

Read this book, just read it. The characters grow in a way I felt compelled, I felt my feelings in them and how they went through them. Give it a chance and don’t compare it with anything you have read before.

I gave it 5 stars!

5-stars

Spoilers ahead!

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