Ready Player One – Book Review

Summary:

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

Review: TBD

I received this book from B4B in exchange for this review.

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For Darkness Shows the Stars – Book Review

Summary by Diana Peterfreund:

It’s been several generations since a genetic experiment gone wrong caused the Reduction, decimating humanity and giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot’s estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renewed explorer Captain Malakai Wentworth–an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him go.

But Elliot soon discovers her old friend carries a secret–one that could change their society . . . or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she’s lost him forever. (more…)

Warcross – Book Review

Summary by Marie Lu:

The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from realty and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tacking down Warcross players who be on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships–only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and became an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem…and he wants Emika for the job. With no tim not lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire. (more…)

Genuine Fraud – Book Review

Summary by E. Lockhart:

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.

Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.

An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.

A bad romance, or maybe three.

Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.

A girl who refuses to give people what the want from her.

A girl who refuses to be the person she once was. (more…)

Infinity War Predictions

As the release of Infinity War draws closer, I thought it would be a good time to jot down my thoughts and predictions on the movie. So I thought I would start by making three lists, first: who will die, second: who might die, and third: who won’t die. One thing I’m not sure on is who will stay dead. I have a good feeling that many characters will die in Part one, and be revived in Part two. So I’m only listing who I think will stay permanently dead/alive. (more…)

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – Movie Review

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is a insightful movie into the life of the creator of Wonder Woman and his inspiration for the iconic character that we have all come to know and love.

Living an unconventional life only lead to the creation of the strongest female superhero the world has ever known. (more…)

New Year’s Resolutions – 2018

Well I just wrote a post about all the things I didn’t accomplish in 2017, so I figured I would make a list of pretty much the same things that I want to do in 2018 (but probably won’t). So here’s 10 things I wan’t to accomplish in the new year. (more…)

This Year’s (Un)-Accomplishments

This year there were many things that I didn’t accomplish, and I’m sure that many others made resolutions only to fail in the new year as well. So lets look back on 2017 and make a list of all the things that we didn’t accomplish (again). (more…)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Movie Review

*star wars theme song*

Oh where do I start. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second movie or eighth, depending on how you look at it. So as an avid Star Wars fan I was very excited for another movie, and I couldn’t wait to see it. Even though there are new characters and a new storyline, some of the original characters are present and make the movie all the more iconic.

The title of this movie had all fans freaking out and questioning what was going to happen in this movie, and I was definitely one of those people. The Last Jedi?!? What could that mean?! The movie definitely takes us on a journey of self discovery for some new and old characters and I think that is what really makes the movie so great. Of course there are parts I didn’t love, but I’m sure I will come to love over the years when it finally becomes a classic.

SPOILER WARNING:

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