|Posted by Dee ^_^ on April 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM|
AKA My February Wrap-up and Current Reads
It has been a minute and a half since I've posted, but life has been more than a little hectic for me. If you don't believe me, I think this wrap-up, and the fact that there will be no March wrap-up, speaks for itself. You can't have a wrap-up if you didn't read anything to begin with. Honestly, the only reason this is so late was because I hoped to combine it with my March reads. Except, March reading never happened. Oh the horreurrrrrr!
1. Final Girls (full review coming soon) - 5 stars. Being a final girl is no fun. This book was twisty and there was no way you could see that ending coming until you get to it. I can't wait to review this one for you all!
2. Black Feathers (full review available: http://ithinkihaveaproblem.webs.com/apps/blog/show/44393258-black-feathers-dark-avian-tales-an-anthology-) - 4 stars for this weird and wonderful anthology about birds.
3. The Sorceress (book 3 of the Nicholas Flamel Series) - 3.5 stars. Hear me now, these kids are going through THE MOST! But, they also make some really stupid decisions that I'll blame on youth and not being given all of the necessary information. Nicholas needs to stop being so shady and tell the children EVERYTHING!
Also, I thought you should know, I'm going to make a conscious effort to read nothing but West Indian books for the next few months (aside from ARCs, maybe). Wish me luck.
I should also, probably, mention the books that I attempted to finish during March:
Geekerella (releasing tomorrow: April 4, 2017) - The very idea of this one speaks to my soul in the most intimate of ways. Cinderella is one of my favorite Disney fairytales, I am a fandom addict and space fantasy calls to me. All in all, I've been enjoying it, albeit very slowly.
Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.
Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?
Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.
Feral (releasing tomorrow: April 4, 2017) - The concept of this one is very interesting. Dystopian and survival: yes, please. I'm not very far into this one, but I'm not hating it so far.
Allie Hilts was still in high school when a fire at a top-secret research facility released an air-borne pathogen that quickly spread to every male on the planet, killing most. Allie witnessed every man she ever knew be consumed by fearsome symptoms: scorching fevers and internal bleeding, madness and uncontrollable violence. The world crumbled around her. No man was spared, and the few survivors were irrevocably changed. They became disturbingly strong, aggressive, and ferocious. Feral.
Three years later, Allie has joined a group of hardened survivors in an isolated, walled-in encampment. Outside the guarded walls the ferals roam free, and hunt. Allie has been noticing troubling patterns in the ferals' movements, and a disturbing number of new faces in the wild. Something catastrophic is brewing on the horizon, and time is running out. The ferals are coming, and there is no stopping them.
The Necromancer (Nicholas Flamel book 4) - I need Dee and Machiavelli to die already!!! Just, die!
Josh and Sophie Newman are finally home. And they're both more confused than ever about their future. Neither of them has mastered the magics they'll need to protect themselves, they've lost Scatty, and they're still being pursued by Dr. John Dee. Most disturbing of all, however, is that now they must ask themselves, can they trust Nicholas Flamel? Can they trust anyone?
Dr. Dee underestimated Perenelle Flamel's power. Alcatraz could not hold her, Nereus was no match for her, and she was able to align herself with the most unlikely of allies. But she wasn't the only one being held on the island. Behind the prison's bars and protective sigils were a menagerie of monsters, and now Machiavelli has come to Alcatraz to loose them on San Francisco.
Perenelle might be powerful, but each day she weakens, and even with Nicholas back at her side, a battle of this size could be too much for her. Nicholas and Perenelle must fight to protect the city, but the effort will probably kill them both.
Having been unable to regain the two final pages of the Codex, Dee has failed his Elder and is now an outlaw.
But the Magician has a plan. With the Codex and the creatures on Alcatraz, he can control the world. All he needs is the help of the Archons. But for his plan to work, he must raise the Mother of the Gods from the dead. For that, he'll have to train a necromancer.
That's all for now!