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[Webcomic Review] 14 Nights (COMPLETE)

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Kristina Stipetic

What rating would you give it?
4.5 of 5 Stars

Give us a summary.

This story is about a guy who is afraid of sex.

What did you think of the book?

So… the story is about a guy who is afraid of sex.

But trust me, it’s about so much more than that. This is a brilliant piece of fiction and artistry – both in the storytelling and the art – that has captivated me for over x years. I have been following this strange, and yet poignant tale from its first pages and can honestly say I am happy with the final results.

Unusual characters in an unusual story with an equally unusual ending. My only “problem,” you could say, is that Lucian is not so much afraid of sex, as he is just uninterested in it and lacks the desire for it. I mean, yes – to an extent, he is genuinely afraid of the idea of having sex with someone else. You can see that clearly in the nightmarish dreams he has so often through the pages. But it’s much more than that. Lucian is asexual, or some spectrum thereof. Probably aromantic. I’m not going to speculate further since titles aren’t used in the comic. Nevertheless, the story circles around this topic and the relationship he eventually builds with Nikita, a man who loves him and whom he too loves just as much.

Any warnings you wish to make for your readers?

Because of the obvious nature of the content: nudity, sex, cursing, and some horror-esque graphic imagery.

Is it available to read for free? Where can I purchase it?

The answer to both questions is right here.

You can read it for free here! Just click the link.

Does it count towards any reading challenges?

Yup! A whole bunch. xD

Would you recommend this book?

YES-YES

Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: Self-published (I believe…)
Publication Date: (Completed) May 2014
Format: electronic, webcomic
Pages: 128
Genre: Webcomic, Romance, M/M Romance,
QUILTBAG / LGBTQUI, Asexual, Disabled /
Handicap Main Characters, Contemporary
Fiction, Comic / Graphic Novel, Sex, Nudity,
Surrealism
Age: Young Adult / New Adult (I think…)
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: CLICK HERE
Challenge2015 Good Reads Reading Challenge (18),
52 Books in 52 WeeksYou Read How Many Books?,
2015 Graphic Novel and Comic Reading Challenge,
Read A Million Pages105 Reading Challenge,
2015 LGBT Reading Challenge,
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[Comic / Graphic Novel Review] Wonderland (Volume 5)

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(Age of Darkness series, Wonderland #21-25)

Raven Gregory & Eric M. Esquivel (Writers); J.G. Miranda (Artist)

What rating would you give it?
2/2.5 of 5 Stars

Give us a summary.

(Taken from Goodreads)
As an “Age of Darkness” spreads across the realms, pushing the Queens of Wonderland into conflict, Calie must take a final stand. Journeying into Wonderland to save her daughter Violet, Calie assembles a team of warriors in effort to take control of Wonderland… for good. Wonderland: Volume 5 collects Wonderland #21-25.

What did you think of the book?

That was…. interesting. I’m gonna go with… with that. On my blog this graphic novel is probably going to get a 2.5… because… because… I just don’t know what to make of half of that nonsense (and not the good kind of nonsense either!) that takes place within its pages.

I feel like most of this story was just a lot of bad puns taken from the media, stereotypes, and a perverted mind, with bucket-loads of gratuitous and wholly unnecessary fanservice. There wasn’t much working for it. Neither was there much originality, either. A couple concepts were interesting and new (at least to me), but the majority of what paraded about as a “plot” was confusing, disjointed, and lacking sense of purpose. I understand that this is Wonderland, and things are supposed to be nonsense, and I also know this is the last(I think???) collection of the Wonderland tales, BUT. This just didn’t work for me. The story jumped around too abruptly without giving the reader a chance to follow along. I think if it had just done that, I would have been more into it. As it were, I just wanted to get through reading it so it could end.

I have the feeling some things may have been explained in the precious collected volumes, so I won’t be as harsh on rating it as I might usually be. Perhaps I can get my hands on the earlier chapters to see if this disjointed storytelling (and weird paneling) is a consistent thing or just in this book. Then I might change the rating, for better or for worse.

What was your favourite aspect of the book?

PFfft—! The line, “Have Chris Hemsworth’s babies” and “Date night with James Franco,” because… Wow…. are you serious?? xDD

Although I’m not sure if any of these are positives or not, The Queen of Spades reminds me of a Mord-Sith. (Sword of Truth/Legend of the Seekers fans, anyone???) Am I right or am I right? Seriously. Also [highlight for spoilers regarding this book and the TV show The Librarians]the entity known as “Wonderland” itself reminds me of the Mystery Houses episode of The Librarians. Annnnnd the manifestation of Wonderland does NOT look like whoever he’s supposedly supposed to look like, but instead looks like Tony Stark, and I mean it. Come on! You can’t tell me to my face that he doesn’t look like Stark FROM THE COMICS. Not RDJ. Though he does kinda look like him a bit too…[/highlight]

Any warnings you wish to make for your readers?

Don’t be surprised by anything. That’s all I’m gonna say.

Does it count towards any reading challenges?

Yup! A whole bunch. xD

Would you recommend this book?

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Doubt it. :/ Unless you’re a hardcore fan of the series, I definitely wouldn’t suggest anyone start with this book (too much weird shit goes down here for anyone to make sense of it out of the blue).

Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: Zenescope
Publication Date: January 2015
Format: eBook, ARC
Pages: 148
Genre: Graphic Novel, Comic, Fantasy,
Fairytale Classics Retold, Alice In
Wonderland retelling, F/F Romance,
M/F Romance, Horror, Scantily Clothed
Women, Mental Disorder/Illness,
Surrealism, Action/Adventure, Alternative
Worlds/Realms/Dimensions
Age: Young Adult / New Adult (I think…)
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Provided by NetGalley
Challenge2015 Good Reads Reading Challenge (18),
52 Books in 52 WeeksYou Read How Many Books?,
2015 Graphic Novel and Comic Reading Challenge,
2015 NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge,
Read A Million Pages105 Reading Challenge,
Readathon Day 2015, 2015 LGBT Reading Challenge,
2015 New To You Reading Challenge

[Graphic Novel Review] Love Volume 1: The Tiger

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(Love, #1)

Frederic Brremaud & Federico Bertolucci

What rating would you give it?
5 of 5 Stars

Give us a summary.

(Taken from Goodreads)
A day in the life of the king of the jungle, this lavishly illustrated story follows a single majestic tiger through a wordless adventure of survival as it hunts prey and defends itself from other would-be killers defending their territory. This exciting tale is told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of Federico Bertolucci. A beautiful, all-ages title that explores genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling. Like a nature documentary in illustration.

What did you think of the book?

This story was wonderfully told, like a silent film. There were no words, only visual stimulus to tell a well-thought out tale… of nature and beauty, and a savage, ancient love we as human beings will never understand. It was a true telling of “the circle of life” and all that truly entails. No singing and dancing. Just life and death. Survival of all, not just the fittest. Mankind has long since clung to that belief, that they are the fittest, the most intelligent and technologically advanced, and thus they can do what they want…. but not only is that arrogance, it is also illustrating every ounce of Man’s ignorance and prideful, selfish ways. Humans do not truly understand what it means to be part of this great world we live in. That everything has its place, and sometimes the predator gets its prey. Sometimes the prey outfits its predators. And sometimes, more times than most would admit, no one comes out “on top”. It is just a random thread on the loom of fate.

Tiger tries everything to just get himself a meal, and EVERYTHING goes against him, tries to kill or eat him, or just outright chases him away. In the end, he finds himself face to face with a predator who thinks far too highly of himself (with his guns and his tents to protect him), and that overconfidence, that lack of respect and understanding of nature and his place in it, is ultimately what gets him killed.

A poignant story, indeed. Let’s hope trigger-happy idiots don’t decide to use it for their own “WE MUST KILL THE BEAST” campaign, as that would once again only prove the lack of any understanding at all.

What was your favourite aspect of the book?

Uhhhggghh… Okay. So straight off the bat – THE ART IS SO GORGEOUS, it warrants its own special mention. Right away I knew I might give it a 5 for that fact alone, and nothing else. XD

Secondly, TIGER. I feel so bad for that tiger. XD XD XD And I really, REALLY mean it too! xD HE’S JUST TRYING TO GET SOME BREAKFAST! And EVERYTHING is turnin’ against him as he hunts. XD

I was laughing out loud throughout most of this book, at all the misadventures this big kitty had to go through to finally get himself some grub. Like when *dies laughing just thinking about it* [highlight to see–>]AN ELEPHANT IN HEAT just PLOWS him over like he was nothing.[/highlight]

I would show you all what I’m talking about, except… well.. I can’t. So go read the book! You won’t be disappointed!

…..PFFFTT THAT POOR TIGER. XD

Any warnings you wish to make for your readers?

BEWARE OF GORGEOUS ART AND POSSIBLE SIDE-SPLITTING AS YOU LAUGH AT TIGER.

Does it count towards any reading challenges?

Yup! A whole bunch. xD

Would you recommend this book?

Absolutely! If for nothing else, but it’s gorgeous art and silent storytelling!

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Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: Magnetic Press
Publication Date: February 2015
Format: eBook, ARC
Pages: 84
Genre: Wordless Storytelling,
Graphic Novel, Stunning Art,
Animals, Jungle, Tiger, Jaguars, Drama
Age: Adult
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Provided by Publisher upon request
Challenge:   2015 Good Reads Reading Challenge (18),
52 Books in 52 WeeksYou Read How Many Books?,
2015 Graphic Novel and Comic Reading Challenge,
2015 NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge,
Read A Million Pages105 Reading Challenge,
Readathon Day 2015

[Graphic Novel Review] Henni

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Miss Lasko-Gross

What rating would you give it?
4 of 5 Stars

Give us a summary.

(Taken from Goodreads)
In a fantastical world where old traditions and religion dominate every aspect of life, lives a girl named Henni. Unlike most in her village, Henni questions and wonders what the world is like as she comes of age. Striking out on her own, Henni goes out in search of truth, adventure, and more!

What did you think of the book?

Dahahaha… Oh dear sweet gods. This book is GREAT. The art style took awhile to grow on me, but the story is phenomenal and the characters wonderful.

I’m particularly lovin’ that field guy who marked Henni with his ring. He’s cool.

“Ah, the murderous imbeciles approach. …AND THEN THE UNGODLY CREATURE IMMOBILIZED ME WITH A DEMONIC HOWL… AND SHE VANISHED INTO THE DARKNESS!”
– quoted from the dude from the field as he tells the rest of the town what has “happened” to Henni xDD

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Good gods you’re rockin’ that superstitious bullshit real good. Well done, sir! Well done. XD

I wish we had seen more of him to be honest with you, but the story progressed forwards, not back, and as such… it was to be expected.

I think the scariest part about this entire book, is that THIS SHIT HAPPENED IN THE NOT SO LONG AGO HISTORY OF OUR WORLD – although it was more common historically to have the women committed to insane asylums instead of outright killing them. That would be far too uncivilized after all.

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I saw several other obvious historical references while reading Henni, but especially the one on pages 129-134. I mean, WOW… This LITERALLY sounds like some of the happenings during the reign of the Catholic Church during the Medieval and Renaissance periods… like… I swear to God, this shit is terrifying. o____o

Definitely meant to put some perspective to our own history, and it certainly did just that with this very visual reconstruction of the injustice served to people based on their sex, creed, religion, or origin of birth.

Overall I REALLY, REALLY liked that aspect of this comic. I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect upon acquiring the book on NetGalley, but I’m happy with my choice. The only complaint I had was that ending. I really, REALLY wished there had been more. Maybe a second volume is in the works??? (Which would be fabulous BY THE WAY *HINT HINT AUTHOR MAKE ANOTHER BOOK HINT HINT*) What a great read!

Any warnings you wish to make for your readers?

None that I can think of. It’s a tad graphic at times, but honestly – which comics, graphic novels, or manga aren’t?

Does it count towards any reading challenges?

Yup! A whole bunch. xD

Would you recommend this book?

yep!

Oh yeah! This is a good read. Some people might find the art a little weird like I did at first, but you get used to it quickly and the story really propels the reader along.

Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: Z2 Comics
Publication Date: January 2015
Format: eBook, ARC
Pages: 168
Genre: Graphic Novel, Comic, Religion,
Coming of Age, Self Discovery, Rebellion,
Injustice, Feminism, Surrealism, Theology,
Zealots,
Age: Young Adult
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Provided by NetGalley
Challenge2015 Good Reads Reading Challenge (17),
52 Books in 52 WeeksYou Read How Many Books?,
2015 Graphic Novel and Comic Reading Challenge,
2015 NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge,
Read A Million Pages105 Reading Challenge,
2015 New To You Reading Challenge, Readathon Day
2015

[Manga Review] Aniki Joutou (complete series)

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(Aniki Joutou series, Volume #1 & 2)

Kano Shiuko

What rating would you give it?
3.75 (maybe 4) of 5 Stars

Is this series known by any other name(s)?

Yeah! A few! Yaizu Brothers is the most common, but others include: Yaizu Brothers Fuckin’ Cool, First-Class Big Brother, and even Gentle Green.

How did you come to read Aniki Joutou and what did you think of the series as a whole?

Well… hopefully you took a look at the themes (or in this case warnings) that I posted in the book details below, so you’ll know what to expect from this review. (If not, head on down to the bottom of this post to see them listed under the “genre” section.)

Speaking frankly, I… really didn’t know what to expect when I first picked this up. I knew there was going to be incest themes and such, so that wasn’t a problem (it was actually the reason why I picked it up/was recommended it in the first place). Prior to picking up this title, I had been compiling a masterlist of any and all yaoi/shounen ai/shota manga, manhua, and manhwa featuring incest (in any form or shape of the word) as a primary or minor theme. It was partially for my own reference, and partially because a list as such needed to be made somewhere in the universe, so why shouldn’t it be me making it? (P.S. – And since the list is STILL NOT DONE, I am just sort of holding onto it for now until I can sort it out further.)

And – because I needed to make sure that the books I added to the list actually belonged there – I then went about hunting down all titles I could find, so I could read them for myself.

Many I own. Many I “own” only as scanlations.

Then, as I was adding another name to the list, a title popped out at me: Aniki Joutou.

I was almost sure I had read it before… or at the very least owned it… Somewhere.

As it turned out, I did have a copy of it, although I hadn’t gotten the chance to read it yet. Thus… Aniki Joutou became the first of several “re-finds” I found in a batch of miscellaneous manga I had saved on my computer (from some time ago) with the explicit intent of reading at a later date.

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*EHEM* AWWWWKWAAAARD.

So, of course, remembering NOT A THING about this series outside of the fact that it must have interested me at some point in time and that it was an incest related manga, I opened the folder and began to read.

And then laugh. [And then repeatedly “WTF???!” throughout most of the pages because – really now – WHAT THE FUCK. XD ]

The story is… captivating in its concept and its choice of focus, to say the least; different, though a bit confusing, too… although that may have been due to bad translation (Note to self: Get raws or print copies of books ASAP.); and wholly, hilariously entertaining.

The Yaizu brothers (our protagonists) consist of Ichirou (30) eldest brother and owner of a night club for women clientele, gays, and cougars; Gou (24) second oldest, middle brother who freelances and part-times here and there and seems highly unreliable as a human being; and then there’s Ryuusei (15), the youngest brother still in high school and madly in love with Ichirou – though he has yet to realize it at the start of the first book. Their lives together are unconventional at best, and certainly traumatizing, in some respects to their – ehem – morality and sense of right and wrong, but strangely enough they all seem to be… pretty normal (considering), at least as families go. (Don’t look at me like that! I’m not weird. And they’re perfectly fine in their fucked up way!)

I generally don’t read these kinds of books for the sex that may or may not occur between the brothers sisters, cousins, or whatever – but more so on how the author deals with the family dynamics when one or more members are romantically or sexually involved with one another and in a relationship that most consider immoral and wrong.

I’ve seen the good. I’ve seen the bad. I’ve seen the comedic almost crack-spoof approach, too. I’ve seen the “let’s use this to our advantage and FANSERVICE (with or without a shred of substance behind it). I’ve also seen the “one is the manipulator, the other their willing or unwilling victim.” And so many others.

This one definitively followed the comedic, almost crack-spoof like approach with a hint of let’s use this to our advantage of FANSERVICE.

I’m really not complaining in the least. XD

Of the two books, I’d say the second one was better and more my favourite as it actually had substance and more of a plot.

All in all, it was a good read. My absolute favourite characters were Gou and Ga-chan (Gaku) because they were both such random characters XD So anything that featured them sort of ruled for me. 😉 The concept was an interesting one that I think was handled well, especially since it was meant to be at least part comedy. The twists of several revealing truths throughout the books also kept me interested and would keep any reader guessing.

Would you recommend this book?

Yeah, I think so! Read it, you know you wanna try!

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Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: Biblos
Publication Date: 2002-2004
Format: electronic, scans
Pages: est. 366+
Genre: Drama, Yaoi, Romance, Smut,
QUILTBAG / LGBTQUIA, Playboys / Hosts,
Manga, Actual/Implied Incest / False Incest
(“Father”/”Sons”, “Brother”/”Brother”,
“Uncle”/”Nephew”), Family Dynamics,
Brother Complex, What It Means To Be
A Family, Adoption, Host Club, Gigolo/Male Escort,
Night Club, Unconventional or Alternative Families,
Cougars, Age Gap/Age Difference,
Misunderstanding/s, DILFS, BILFS, Mature/Erotic
Age: Adult (MATURE)
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Downloaded scanlations by Obsession
Challenge: 2014 Good Reads Reading Challenge (100)

The Re-Read Challenge Review ~ Update 1

THE LIST of Books I Re-Read This Month

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  1. Of Last Resort by Megan Derr [Review]

WHAT I Remember

That it ended off kind of shitty for Telme and Korin. And OMFG WHAT A TWIST AT THE END NLDNSKDNKSLANDlksndKDNladnlk

Also, DRAGONS!!!!

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WHY I Wanted to Re-Read

I finally got my hands on the second book, With Pride, and I need a refresher so I could jump right into things. 🙂

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HOW I Felt After Re-Reading

ABSOLUTELY EXCITED FOR THE NEXT BOOK! I still really loved the first one, so my love remains. Those first few chapters will forever be my favourites though. *siiiiigh* I could easily re-read those alone over and over and over again~~

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WOULD I Re-Read Again

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That goes without saying. ❤

[Book Review] Creation (The Chronicles of Ara)

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(The Chronicles of Ara, Book 1)

Joel Eisenberg & Steven Hillard

What rating would you give it?
1.5 of 5 Stars

What did you think of the book?

DON’T LET THE GORGEOUS COVER FOOL YOU!

The copy I read was an uncorrected proof provided by Netgalley. Now, I know the ARC was just the prelim and not the finished product. I get that, but… that still doesn’t matter nor mean a thing to me if by the time I am finished reading I’m left this unhappy about the book. If anything, I would tell the publisher/editor/author to send out galleys that are more put-together than what I got, because all this one did was put a very bad impression in my head of what was to come for this book AND the entire series.

Now… here’s me trying to be nice about this.

I didn’t particularly like Creation (which, at the time when I read it was only called The Chronicles of Ara). It was… just too odd. I wish I could follow it better, but I just couldn’t. I think there was more hype to it than was actually translated properly to the page. It seemed scatterbrained at best, and then really interesting but unfocused at others.

It took me a really, REALLY long time to finish this book, not because it was a difficult or long read, but because I just had NO interest in it – and that’s saying something from me. This book should have been a fantastic read, and instead turned out to be full of hot air.

Would you recommend this book?

Ughh, no. Not unless it has a MAJOR overhaul. And I mean, MAJOR. There was just too much going on without any real direction and that left an already complicated story appearing to all the world as disorganized and chaotic. I WANTED to like this story. I HOPED and PRAYED the words on the page would match the gorgeousness of the cover, but… it was not to be.

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Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: The Zharmae Publishing
Press / Luthando Coeur
Publication Date: November 2014
Format: eBook, ARC
Pages: 454
Genre: Art, Artistic Creation, Fiction,
Speculative Fiction, Conceptualization,
Literary Fiction, Fantasy / Sci Fi (I guess)
Age: Adult
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Provided by NetGalley
Challenge: 2014 Good Reads Reading Challenge (100)

 

[Book Review] The Abyss Beyond Dreams

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(Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers, Book 1)
Part of the Commonwealth universe

Peter F. Hamilton

What rating would you give it?
5 of 5 Stars

What did you think of the book?

I don’t know why it took me so long to write up the review for this book. I finished reading it ages ago! @__@ First off, PURE SCI-FI genius! I love Hamilton’s writing style, and the ease of storytelling as we traveled with the characters through the stars.

To those familiar or unfamiliar with his work and his series, I would highly recommend starting with the Commonwealth and the Void series BEFORE reading this book. However, if you plan to only read this book and no other, than this works great as a standalone. (The real problem lies with those who want to read those books, but read this one first. A *LOT* of things are revealed here so… yeah. Might be best to either decide “to read or not to read until you’ve finished those books first”.)

One last thing: for those who just want to jump into this series – be aware that it is LONG. Over 600 pages long! (Closer to 700 if you’re reading it on Kindle.)

Would you recommend this book?

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If you’re interested in hardcore sci-fi, books set IN SPACE, pretty awesome world-building, and aliens, this is a series that’s definitely meant for you!

Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: Random House Publishing
Group – Del Rey Spectra
Publication Date: October 2014
Format: eBook, ARC
Pages: 672
Genre: Sci Fi, Space Opera, Hard
Science Fiction, Space Travel, Aliens,
War
Age: Adult
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Provided by NetGalley
Challenge: 2014 Good Reads Reading Challenge (100)

 

[Book Review] The Gates of Atlantis (complete collection)

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(The Gate of Atlantis, Books 1-6)

Wendy Knight, Laura D. Bastian, Juli Caldwell, Jaclyn Weist, J.R. Simmons, & Mikey Brooks

What rating would you give it?
4.5 of 5 Stars

Give us a summary.

(Taken from GoodReads)
Centuries ago the great city of Atlantis had to be hidden from humans. Now magically buried in the depths of the ocean, it is the source of all magic. All is well in the magical world…until the leaders of Atlantis listen to the whims of a mad man.

A group of teens set out on their own unique quests to fight for the world they love. They face dangers they didn’t know existed. As they battle their way through mysterious tunnels and secrets of the ancient world, they find themselves in a race against time. One by one, the mad man will shut down the Gates of Atlantis and destroy the magic. Can these unlikely heroes stop him before it’s too late?

What did you think of the book?

A wild and exciting tale that I can’t stop gushing about! This book series is the perfect read for anyone interested in myths and legends, and looking for an exciting, action-packed adventure! I would recommend this series to younger readers, teens, and anyone interested in an adventure story minus the romance that’s seen in far too many YA novels today. A good, solid fantasy/mythos/folktale series!

I don’t know if I had a favourite out of all of them, but I definitely liked Secrets of the Mine more than I probably should, so… I’ll say that one was my fav. 🙂

Would you recommend this book?

Yeah, I’d definitely recommend. Especially to anyone who liked the Percy Jackson series (and its spinoffs & sequel series). It has that sort of vibe.

Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: All Night Reads
Publication Date: July 2014
Format: eBook, ARC
Pages: 834
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Gods
and Goddesses, Demi-Gods, Sci Fi,
Atlantis, Demi-Humans, Banshees,
Mermaids, Legends
Age: Teen & Young Adult
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Provided by NetGalley
Challenge: 2014 Good Reads Reading Challenge (100)

 

[Book Review] The Fifth Vertex

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(The Sigilord Chronicles, Book 1)

Kevin Hoffman

What rating would you give it?
4 of 5 Stars

What did you think of the book?

A fantastic read! I was sucked in from the very beginning. In fact, it was the first couple pages that really amused and endeared me to the main character Urus. After all, how can you not feel for a guy trying to commit suicide when he, no sooner said than done, fails so spectacularly at doing so? His companions are equally oddball characters who each compliment him and each other as they try to unravel the mystery behind his strange new powers.

A note to EVERYONE: Do not look down on this book simply because it is self-published! It is brilliantly written, professionally edited (at least, it definitely seems that way!), and engaging, funny, entertaining, and worthy of your reviews and reads!

Really looking forward to the sequel Blood Sigil!

Would you recommend this book?

Definitely!

Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: Kevin Hoffman (self-published)
Publication Date: August 2014
Format: eBook, ARC
Pages: 290
Genre: Sci FI & Fantasy, Steampunk
Deafness, Physical Handicap, Suicide,
Magic, Action/Adventure
Age: Young Adult
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Provided by NetGalley
Challenge: 2014 Good Reads Reading Challenge (100)