My Controversial Marvel Opinions!

Ello, everyone! If you haven’t noticed Rivka and I both like Marvel… a lot. I have quite a few opinions that go against the fangirls, and I’d thought I’d share them today! Don’t get too mad at me please ;)

(Spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron)

I didn’t like Bucky in Winter Soldier.

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There I said it. I loved him in The First Avenger! He was great! But then Winter Soldier rolled around, and all the fangirls went crazy… and I didn’t get it. It just wasn’t the Bucky I fell in love with. (Don’t shoot me!)

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I don’t want Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver) to come back from the dead.

(Allie, don’t kill me!)

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Hear me out. I LOVED him in the movies! Wanda and him were so cute together! But I am sick and tired of movies cough Marvel cough killing characters and bringing them back. It’s been so overused! They’ve brought back great characters (CAPTAIN AMERICA) but I’m ready for them to stop. Starting with Pietro.

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I don’t like Black Widow.

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Ever since I first saw her in The Avengers, she grated on my nerves. I don’t know if it’s her attitude or what, but I’ve never like Natasha Romanoff. She has gotten better as the movies have gone on, but she drove me nuts in Civil War! I’ve always hated the whole double agent thing…

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Though I wouldn’t mind seeing a Black Widow movie because I’m curious about her backstory!

And last…

But not least…

the one all the fangirls will hate me for…

 

 

I don’t like Loki.

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Let me repeat. I. Don’t. Like. Loki. There is nothing to save him! People are always saying “Poor Loki.” And “If he’d had a better childhood…” No! He had a great childhood! Everyone loved him. And everything that happens to him is his own fault! He made the decision to go and betray his family. rant over He does make a really good villain though!

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What are your guys opinion? Do you agree? Disagree? Do you have any controversial opinions on Marvel? Hope you enjoyed this post!

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Mid Year Freak Out Tag!

I did this tag last year in August, and decided to do it again this year! It’s a fun tag to look back on the books I’ve read this year.

Best Book Read in 2016?

Just like last year I can’t choose a favorite!

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far In 2016?

Both amazing sequels!

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To?

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Most Anticipated Release(s) For Second Half of 2015?

Biggest Disappointment?

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Biggest Surprise?

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Favorite New Author?

Gillian Bronte Adams!

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Newest Fictional Crush?

Probably The Raven Boys from The Raven Cycle. I can just group them together, right?

Newest Favorite Character?

Too many to name!

Book That Made You Cry?

Bawled in all three of these!

Book That Made You Happy?

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Most Beautiful Book You Bought So Far This Year?

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What Books Do You “need” to Read By the End of the Year?

  1. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  2. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
  3. The Raven King by Maggie Steifvater
  4. Ready Player One by Ernest Clyne
  5. Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

 

There we have it! I tag Allie from Confessions of A Teenage Bookworm, Emily from For The Bookish and Rivka Ray, the other half of 26CountlessPossibilites!

 

 

 

Book Review: Songkeeper by Gillian Bronte Adams

Today is release for Gillian Bronte Adam’s Songkeeper!

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Genre: Christian, Fantasy.

Age Range: 15+ for violence.

Favorite Quote: “I’ve freed you once tonight, and I would rather not do it again. I prefer to commit treason as few times as possible.”

Series: Book two in the Songkeeper Chronicles, needs to be read in order.

Stars: 5 out of 5 stars.

I love this book and the characters. I was sucked into the story and everyone’s life. If you’re a lover of action packed fantasies, pick this series up!

I find it unique that the series isn’t just focused on two teenagers, but we get an adult as a main character, too! And Amos is a great main character at that! I love his humor, his lilt and his relationship with Birdie. I’m glad we get to know a little more about him in this book.

We finally get to see more of Ky and the underground! The underground is an organization of teens and kids who live underground, obviously, and steal to feed themselves. It’s quite an interesting network! Gillian did an amazing job of developing the personalities of all the minor characters, which were quite a few! Throughout the book, I wanted to squeeze Ky and fend off anyone who dared hurt him. I feel so bad for him… and I can’t say why because of spoilers. Ky has matured greatly because of his experiences, he is, a lot stronger and a great leader, . He was so protective of Meli, a young girl from the underground. He’s going to make a great father one day!

Birdie is an interesting protagonist. She’s so confused about the song and her family, and no one can answer her questions. I really felt for her and her struggles, and at the end I cried for her and was ready to hurt everyone who even looked at her wrong. I like her a lot more in this book, and she’s currently competing with Ky for my favorite character. She’s stronger, bolder and just plain out awesome.

I thought it was different that there were lions in this book! Riding horses is outdated, apparently. It was really unique and I wish they were there throughout the whole book.

I have to talk about Gundhrold, the griffin. He was quite an interesting character! He wants to help Birdie, but more often than not he isn’t around when she was in trouble. I love the conversations between Gundhrold and Amos! Amos wants “his girl” to stay safe and sound, and away from all the action. While Gundhrold thinks she is perfectly fine out there and no harm will come to her. So they clash often, which makes for some great conversations!

Highlight to read minor spoiler. Won’t effect you unless you’ve read the first book. I didn’t really like the betrayal that happened. It was almost identical to the one in the first book, and it was obvious (to me at least) that he wasn’t to be trusted. EEnd spoiler.

You Might Want to Know:
     There is a scene at the end that is scary/creepy, so I would caution young readers.

About the Author:

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I’m a sword-wielding, horse-riding, coffee-loving speculative fiction author! Blog and Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I received this book from the author, Gillian Bronte Adams, and the publisher, Enclave Publishing, in exchange for my honest review.

Review: The Heir War

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Genre: Christian, Fantasy

Age Range: 16+

Series: The Heir War is the second book in a three part e-book collection called King’s Folly. King’s Folly is the first book in the Kinsman’s Chronicles.

Stars: 3.5/5 stars
Thoughts:

I liked the names of all the characters! They were all very unique and interesting.

I love Wilek! He is definitely my favorite! I’m hoping he wins the Heir War, because I DESPISE Janek!

The story has a very fast pace. The story didn’t lag at all and I was shocked when it was over! I guess that’s what happens with a 170 page book…

I didn’t like all the talk about prostitutes. I understand it’s the culture, much like Bible times and concubines, but it made me uncomfortable.

I wasn’t a fan of the “dark” magic and mantics. Besides being a little creepy, I was very confused with everything that was happening.

The multiple points of view is a little annoying. There are at LEAST five different views, and some of them I just didn’t care about.

Overall:                                                                                                                                                   I really enjoyed the story and I am looking forward to the next installation. When all three are out, I plan on writing a full review for King’s Folly.

I received a copy of this book from the author, Jill Williamson, in exchange for my honest review.

Currently // December

I saw this idea over at Katie Grace’s blog and thought it’d be fun! So here is what I am “currently doing” in December!

Currently // Listening

For King and Country

For King and Country! They are definitely my favorite band :) I got to see them in concert a couple of weeks ago! (Tried to upload pictures to show you guys, but WordPress wouldn’t let me…)

Currently // Watching

Longmire

My current obsession :D I believe I’ve gone through two seasons in less than a week! I don’t want it to end. The cussing and sexual remarks and scenes are a little much, but other than that I love it!

Currently // Reading

The Last Olympian

I am almost done with the Percy Jackson series!  It’s taken me forever! I have the first three book of the Heroes of Olympus series to read once I finish this :)

Currently // Procrastinating

Writing and school! I love writing… but sometimes sitting down and doing it is harder than it sounds. And school… well, school is school :D

Currently // Looking Forward To

CHRISTMAS!!!

2016.

My 18th birthday.

 

Hope you guys enjoyed this little post :) Would this be something you’d enjoy seeing every month? What is a show YOU’RE currently watching?

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5 Books That Gave me a Book Hangover in 2015

Hello everyone! The other day I was talking to my friend, Allie, about book hangovers. A book hangover is

  1. The inability to start a new book because you are still living in the old book’s world;
  2. The inability to function at work/school because you can’t stop thinking about “the book.”

So I thought I would share the five books of 2015 that gave me a book hangover! I will also be tagging a few people at the end!

Unfair

I had never heard of this book before, so I wasn’t expecting much out of it. It blew me away!  I was thankful I owned the sequel, but sadly the sequel wasn’t as good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CressTo tell the truth, I disliked Cinder and Scarlet, the first two books in the Lunar Chronicles. I found Cinder too predictable, and Scarlet never enthralled me. I am so glad I pushed through because along came Cress! It gave me one of my WORST book hangovers of the year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JupiterPretty sure all of C.J.’s books have given me book hangovers… Specifically Jupiter Winds.  According to Goodreads I didn’t finish a book for two weeks after reading Jupiter Winds!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 8.00.38 AMLast, but not least, Mockingjay. I was so sad after reading this book! The trilogy was over. I re-read it last week and almost had ANOTHER book hangover. Thankfully, I pulled out of it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you guys enjoyed!

I tag:

Marklessgirl at The Library In My Room

Ally at The Scribbling Sprite

and last, but not least, Rivka Ray! The other half of 26 Countless Possibilities :)

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Black Friday Book Sale!

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Like most other bookworms, great books make their way onto my “things I’m thankful for” list every year. It’s hard to choose favorites, but I went ahead and picked five books I read in 2015 and am thankful for.

  1. A Time to Speak, by Nadine Brandes: I’m thankful for this book because it was even better than the first book (A Time to Die) and I got to be on Nadine’s awesome launch team!
  2. Spark, by J.B. North: I’m thankful for this book because J.B. wrote it when she was young (Around 16 I believe) and it inspired me! I can get a book written and published, even though I’m young.
  3. Starflower, by Anne Elisabeth Stengl: I’m thankful for this book because it’s my favorite of the Tales of Goldstone Woods series and it was beautifully written!
  4. Courting Morrow Little, by Laura Frantz: I’m thankful for this book because it introduced me to the wonderful Laura Frantz and her lovely books!
  5. Thick as Thieves, by Susan K. Marlow: I’m thankful for this book because it continues one of my favorite series as a child! The Circle C Adventures. I loved that series and was so sad to see it go… Then the author came out with two more! Woohoo!

(There was so many amazing books I read in 2015… but I could only choose five. I tried to choose books I haven’t talked about much, but only 3/5 books made that “requirement.”)

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to another great year of reading! Speaking of more reading, here’s one more thing to be grateful for. Books on sale! In honor of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, a group of independent Christian authors banded together to offer over seventy discounted books on Nov 27-30. There’s literally something for everyone.

Every single book listed on Indie Christian Books is on sale in one or more ways. Find discounted paperbacks, dozens of books offered with free shipping, $0.99 ebooks, package deals and more. Even if you have a budget of $0, new reading material awaits you.

Don’t know what to pick? The fearless Indie Christian Books team created a quiz that will generate a book list perfect for you! Check it out!

Book Quiz

What awesome reads of 2015 are you grateful for? What books are you looking forward to reading in 2016?

A note on the Ebooks Only page. All books are listed as “Sold Out.” This only refers to paperback copies of these titles. Please click onto the product pages to find descriptions and links to discounted or free ebooks.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to Leah E. Good for her work organizing this sale, Gloria Repp for completing the time consuming job of uploading book info to the sale website, and Hannah Mills for her fantastic design work on the website graphics. Hannah can be contacted at hmills(at)omorecollege(dot)edu for more information about her design services.